Phrases with "father"

Baldwin Spencer He is very often shown the Kurrabidji and every now and then his father comes and looks at him, but no one else, and he must not go anywhere near his lubra. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Ivan Turgenev My father gave him up in despair: he knew that David would not obey him, anyway. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

William Makepeace Thackeray His father is a wine-merchant; and his elder brother an apothecary. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Wilkie Collins I knew her father in former times. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Thomas Hardy He asked his father if she had applied for any money during his absence. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang And his beautiful guide told him that this was the palace in which her father lived and reigned over his kingdom in the Under-world. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

You ain’t going to throw over your own father — are you?” It was difficult to say whether he was more absurd than cruel or more cruel than absurd. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope My father is unreasonable, and has been very unjust to me. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

When Laura’s father heard this, he wrote a stiffly polite little note to the mistress, saying that, as a Liberal of pronounced views, he could not allow a child of his to sing such a song. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jane Austen The Miss Webbs all play, and their father has not so good an income as yours. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

It followed my father downstairs. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

The seller — who was the son of a Maltese collector — told Bolton that his father had picked up the mummy in Paris some twenty and more years ago. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins Her father said he wondered I was not amused at her high spirits. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Arthur Conan Doyle So downcast was Tom that, on arriving at Phillimore Gardens, he would have slipped off to his room at once had he not met his burly father upon the stairs. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then, again, I happened to know that he was heir to a lot of money, and also that his father and he did not always hit it off too well. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Anthony Trollope There was an opening ready, an opening to this great glory — if only it might be possible for him to fill it! What would his father say? His father would of course oppose the plan. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain In the Canterbury Tale it gives account of King Alfred on his way to the shrine of Thomas Bucket. Chaucer was the father of English pottery. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope Whom do you think I love best in all the world?’ ‘Papa.’ ‘I do love your father dearly, and I endeavour, by God’s grace, to do my duty by him, though, I fear, it is done imperfectly. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The father and son had every confidence in each other, and were known to have always lived together on the most friendly terms. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edith Wharton But don’t you see that even your way wouldn’t be the right way for you if you ceased to believe that it was?” His father looked at him with mingled bewilderment and reprobation. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Ann Radcliffe Notwithstanding this, his belief of it strengthened, and he entered the abbey under as full a conviction as the circumstances would admit of, that it was his father who had appeared in the sepulchre. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George Gissing Her father jokes about the affair, but evidently doesn’t disapprove. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

The father blindfolds the boy with his hands, as if he should witness the following proceedings it is believed that his father and mother will both die. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

George Meredith Annette was as deeply thankful that her father was not in the boat. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

I knew she could not help that natural pang of jealousy, as she thought how she and her father had once been all the world to each other. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Anthony Trollope All this money which my father put together, and which has been growing since like grass under May showers, has turned me into an abortion. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Your father banished me thence also. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

I returned to England; and my father died, leaving to me not a sixpence, and to my brother an estate so mortgaged that he could not enjoy it, and so restricted that he could not sell it. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Anthony Trollope But now Arthur Wilkinson had to tell his father that he was neither first nor double-first. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

His father on the step beneath had a different pleasure in the sight. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Well, you now know that my father is at Malory.” “He does, darling. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Elizabeth Gaskell About this time, my father committed some bad, cruel deed, and had to fly the country. The Heart of John Middleton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

George Gissing It was a month prior to this that Milvain made his call upon Marian Yule, on the Sunday when her father was absent. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Your father will miss you — will he not? I had better go now. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

My father DID speak of it to me,” he confessed, “when we were alone. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Her father was a man marked for ill-fortune: it pursued him from his entrance into the world, and would inevitably—you read it in his face—hunt him into a sad grave. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Your father has laughed at me, but you and I, dear, know that such things are not for nothing. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

I don’t think my father was ever such as I am. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Chaucer’s father was probably a man of some substance, the most usual personal recommendation to great people in one of his class. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

John Galsworthy Dared she telephone Stack to ring her up when her father came? If so, she could time her visit to the minute. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Robert Louis Stevenson He may have no right orders; all may be contrived by Simon, and your father knowing nothing. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Kingsley And wondering, lastly, what on earth her father would say if she did. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle His father was mad at his going, for he hath a great brewing going forward, and none to mind the mash-tub. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

The father introduced his helper to his daughter and the match was soon arranged. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Anna Katherine Green Indeed, I did more; I showed him a private door by which he could find his way into the library, never suspecting any harm could come of son and father meeting even in this surreptitious way. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Wilkie Collins All done by what? Only an arm! Philip went on: “I want to ask your father to do me the greatest of all favors — and there is no time to lose. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Charles Dickens Out they came forthwith; Mr Witherden, who was short, chubby, fresh-coloured, brisk, and pompous, leading the old lady with extreme politeness, and the father and son following them, arm in arm. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Baldwin Spencer The father comes up with two firesticks, one in each hand, and rubs the coffin all round. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Wilkie Collins His letter began and ended in twenty words: “DEAR ANNE— Have only just heard that my father is turning the corner. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Thomas Hardy Stephen and Elfride had nothing to do but to wander about till her father was ready. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Olaf Stapledon In the child's early days mother and father dominate its experience, and mould its character for ever after. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

How should she know? She only knew that she was going home to a father who had never loved her, who had deferred the day of her coming as long as it was possible for him decently to do so. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

In fact Prince Roman was married the very year my father was born. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Andrew Lang The myth-maker’s fancy of Heaven and Earth as father and mother of all things naturally suggested the legend that they in old days abode together, but have since been torn asunder. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell He’s going to Glasgow, by way of Liverpool.” “No! I’m walking; and I don’t think your father will be up to walking. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Miss Amory came to the cottage to see him, and finding father and stepmother out, went in and pressed five shillings into his hand. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell That night the cottage shone with unusual light and fire gleam; and the father and daughter sat down to a meal they thought almost extravagant. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Her father had such good luck an omnibus had knocked him down without even sobering him. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

There was abundance for all, and so there was no lingering thought among the women feasters that this or that portion must be reserved for brother, son, father or nephew. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Anthony Trollope I’d send my respects and love to father and mother, if I dared. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Ivan Turgenev Wishing to turn my thoughts, I began to write a letter to my father — a desperate, resolute letter. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Baldwin Spencer For example, a man who belongs to a different totem from his father inherits the Churinga of the latter, but they still remain in the store-house of the father's local totemic group. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

That is how the novelist had seen him, standing with the fair, solid Margaret and George, on the steps of Baynard’s Castle watching their father go away to war. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Henry James My father was perfectly definite about it. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

George MacDonald Diamond smiled full in her face, and added — “When baby cries and won’t be happy, and when father and you talk about your troubles, I mean. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Dear Jeanne, tell your father to try and stop the king, whilst I say a few words tête-à-tête to M. Bussy.” Jeanne went. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

And I’ve never been beaten either by my father or mother; they love me because I’m their only son. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy And ‘a told me that ‘a had it from his father when he was quite a chiel, who made use o’ en just the same at every killing more or less; and pig-killings were pig-killings in those days. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

But I can tell you with safety that my father is hiding, and that Mr. Forde and myself know where his hiding-place is. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope The greater part of the morning she had spent alone, but after awhile her father joined her. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope His father had been for many years a debater in the House, and had held high office. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had met my father once, he told me. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arthur Machen Nobody called her mad, and I have heard father say that she had one of the sharpest heads for business he had ever come across. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Your friend has a father to deal with, while you have an employer. Serapion by Francis Stevens

It really was providential that the Kilcoran folk disgusted my father with grand weddings, for Philip never could endure one. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Walter Scott His looks glanced from the father to the daughter with an irresolution of which Sir William Ashton did not think it proper to await the conclusion. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Anthony Trollope Not that there had been any quarrel between the father and the son; nor indeed that George was aware that he had been in the least disobedient to his parent. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope His father was endeavouring to stand, but supporting himself by the back of his chair. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Sir Richard Burton On the following night my mother conceived and my father noted down the date of her becoming pregnant. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

It was waste land when my father bought it — covered with briers; even a goat could not have found pasture there. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Meredith But what your father hears, is—You’ve gone wrong. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Robert Louis Stevenson I can carry no such base thoughts to any one — to my father least of all; that would be to fall into the bottom of his scorn. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle The Coroner: What was the point upon which you and your father had this final quarrel? Witness: I should prefer not to answer. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope I think my father is a little wrong about this clergyman’s character. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

A father returned from foreign lands is rather a romantic notion — the sort of notion a girl is pretty sure to take kindly to. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Edith Wharton In fact I wrote to father that we’d better put up at a place like this, where the children can rush about and make a noise, and nobody bothers. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

D.H. Lawrence He would stay four or five years, then he would come home again to see his father — and his wife and child. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then he and his father proceeded to hoist the foresail so as to get the boat’s head round. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Andrew Lang One day her father said to her: “Sweetheart, for some time I have noticed that your beauty is not what it was. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott My father was a soldier, by the conjecture of all who saw him, and gave me a love of the sword, and an arm to use one. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

M. P. Shiel Just show the certificate, say all that I have suggested, and claim your rights as a father and husband. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Helen Zimmern Her father had already commenced with her his system of educating the powers of the young mind by analytical reflection. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Andrew Lang But she was very sorrowful, and said to him, ‘Why didst thou not remember my words, and listen only to what thy father said? Now must I go home again at once, and thou hast wasted both thy wishes. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser Of such was the spirit of Jennie. As Lester came downstairs after making his toilet he found his father in the library reading. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Radclyffe Hall Her father had been a manager in some big works up north, they had been quite well off during his lifetime; Harriet was always bragging about their big house and the fact that she used to hunt. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Ann Radcliffe They stepped into the path, and the father closed the door. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Charles Dickens I could not see my father weep, and sit by, careless. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Edith Wharton I ought to have remembered that, as you say, my father can’t conceive how conduct may be independent of creed. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Henry James Her father then gave her everything, because he used to spend his capital. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Margaret Oliphant The relations of a parent to an only child are not the same as those that exist between a father and mother and the different members of a large family. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

John Galsworthy How wonderfully Dad had acted up to that philosophy! He understood now that his father had known for a long time past that this would come suddenly — known, and not said a word. To Let by John Galsworthy

Baldwin Spencer No native can understand how we can possibly apply the same term cousin to children of the brothers of a father and at the same time to children of the sisters of a father. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. Rider Haggard Arthur assented, and she led the way into the study, where Philip always sat, the same room in which his father had died. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Walter Besant Then the officers whispered together again, and, with Mr. Ridley, rode up to the castle-wall, where all dismounted, and went into the ruins, my father and I following. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

For six years, his wife bloomed in the gay parterre of fashionable society, when her husband’s father died. Lodore by Mary Shelley

She was obstinate and clear; and although the gamekeeper corroborated my description of them, still my father was puzzled. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Lady Morgan The father was, as usual, boisterously good-humoured, and vulgarly pleasant; he talked over our sporting adventures last winter, as if the topic were exhaustless. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

G. K. Chesterton My father died for it under the swords of the Yeomanry. I am going to die for it, if need be, under that sword on your counter. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

My father parted from me in health and spirits. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Sinclair Lewis Besides, it’s one of the first books your father and I ever had. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

She replied: “My father has gone down the road looking for food; he will be coming back in a minute or two, and he’ll be bringing every kind of thing that’s nourishing. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Anthony Trollope His father did not come forth to meet him. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant I am sure my father will regret it very much. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was by this same portal that Bill’s father had entered on his interneship thirty years before. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Julian Hawthorne No wonder that father and daughter had warned me away. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

James Joyce On the evening of the day on which the property was sold Stephen followed his father meekly about the city from bar to bar. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

He was a godson and favourite of Madame de Montrond, who had numbered his father among the army of her devoted admirers. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Hyde’s father had proved no exception. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

He took advantage of the pause to tell his father quietly that he had sent that morning a letter to St. Petersburg resigning his commission in the Guards. “The old prince remained silent. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

My father kept stopping to think. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Frances Hodgson Burnett One of his darkest miseries in the unhealthy morbid past days had been his hatred of being a sickly weak-backed boy whose father was afraid to look at him. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Edith Wharton Some one told me my father used to lie sleepless and think of horrors. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Henry James Tell her she must love her poor father very much,” said Gilbert Osmond gently. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Ida’s father could not be uncivil to a Wendover. ‘Well, my good fellow, it is altogether a foolish business,’ he said; ‘but what’s done cannot be undone. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

However bad it may be at home, anyway they are your father and mother, and not enemies, strangers. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

James Joyce He sat near them at the table and asked where his father and mother were. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Ivan Turgenev My father did not take to him, and treated him with a civility almost insulting. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

John Galsworthy Knowing that this was only the preliminary to divorce, Val followed with a certain glee the questions framed so as to give the impression that she really wanted his father back. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

His father appeared before him, senile and shivering; his wife, bewildered and broken; his sop, harassed and distressed. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

D. H. Lawrence Virginia’s father was the only man in my life, the only one. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Victor Hugo It was doubtful if the child’s father or mother were in the group; no sign of life was vouchsafed him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Dickens Her father was a country gentleman down in your part of the world, and was a brewer. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

My father would have had me home if he could have afforded it; but he couldn’t. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing But my father would be disappointed if I did not go on to the end, and do something of what is expected. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Meredith Would her boy’s father be very pleased to see him? she had asked. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope I Wish she had a father or a brother to manage her matters for her; but she has none, and I cannot desert her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

We were not even in time to hear him speak, and yet I know, know with absolute conviction, that my father would not have done this. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Arthur Morrison My father — he was charcoal-burner at Bonneuil, department of Seine. My uncle — the father of my cousin — also was charcoal-burner. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

George Meredith Her father had discovered the impolicy of attacking Beauchamp in her hearing. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Perchance the Duchess had awakened to the true state of their exchequer, or perchance she thought it well to get her father on the road again as a cure for his ailment. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Jane Austen Her father was a grazier, her grandfather had been a butcher, but that was all nothing. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Agamemnon was the father of grown-up children, and probably wore a beard and looked prematurely aged. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

R. D. Blackmore My father will be home in about an hour, and he might think that you had no business here. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Gissing I think it most likely father and John didn’t speak a word to each other. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

His father was gardener to the Marchese” (the grand seigneur of the district, name understood). The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle His father was the notorious Sir Jabez Gilchrist, who ruined himself on the turf. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle The two might very well have passed as father and daughter. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His father may seem to have been stern, but I believe—I do believe,” she added, looking earnestly up into her companion’s face—“that there were many happenings of which we never heard. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

George Meredith The day before Cecilia and her father left Mount Laurels for their season in Wales, Mr. Tuckham and Beauchamp came together to the house, and were closeted an hour with her father. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Someone, somewhere — perhaps her father behind her — grunted a little, and the grunt seemed to her as if it were wrung from a being in profound pain. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Arthur Conan Doyle From the moment of meeting the one was bound to exercise an absolute ascendency over the other which made unbiassed criticism far more difficult than it would be between ordinary father and son. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anatole France My father was surprised and rather annoyed by the manners of the visitor. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

It was nearly six o’clock by this time, and Clarissa strolled into the garden with her father while the table was being laid for dinner. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

My father in the meantime had sent a servant on horseback for the physician, who lived about two leagues away; and a bedroom was being prepared for the young lady’s reception. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence She missed, and the father leaned forward and picked it off the hob, saying: “The pigs may as well have it. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy It belonged to my father’s father and I value it much. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Arthur Machen And from what my father told me, young Teilo nearly drove the poor man off his head. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Marjorie Bowen Had I had anyone else—But in town I know none, and I dare not go to my father or to—the persons concerned. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Benjamin Disraeli The relations between father and son had always been commendable, but the world was hardly prepared for Mr. Ferrars, junior, being so entirely overwhelmed. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Wilkie Collins My father had so far yielded as to leave to my mother the responsibility of bringing me back to the traveling carriage. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Elizabeth Gaskell He had hoped for a certain reconciliation, so to say, by laying his father and his child both in one grave. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Her father was as generous with her as he could afford to be and, when eighteen years of age, she was receiving the weekly wage of five shillings. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Sinclair Lewis For a whole half hour she was able to forget her father and Buck in prison, and what seemed to her something like madness in Mary’s increasing restlessness. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Her father had shuddered when she had proposed to him to accompany her to Loughlinter; but her father was one of those who insisted on the propriety of her going there. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Her father was surveying her in a dazed conjecture, so much had she developed and progressed in manner and stature since he last had set eyes on her. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Her father was killed by these pirates. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope Of course his father was right; of course they would call it murder. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Jane Austen Well, much good may it do them! And so, I suppose, they often talk of having Longbourn when your father is dead. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Rafael Sabatini If I am angry it is but my love that speaks, my rage for thee to see another come usurping the place beside thy father that should be thine. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Bronislaw Malinowski It may be said that “spiritual propagation” follows the male line exclusively, for all children are animated by a spirit taken from their father or his sister. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

George Gissing He knew his father ridiculed prayer-meetings, consequently he rose and began to walk in the direction of the group of people. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry James But I pity your father a little, and I don’t want to displease him. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch My father was dressed and out long before daylight; he never was one to bide in bed, let be that the gale by this time was pretty near lifting the thatch over his head. The Roll-Call of the Reef by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Gissing My father would no doubt have been glad to foresee such a death as this. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope On the day of her return she had been very ill — so ill that Caldigate and his father had been much frightened. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Sally’s father had kept a cow, geese, poultry, pigs, and a donkey-cart to carry his produce to the market town. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Henry Kingsley George, to do him justice, would have married her, but his father told him, if he did so, he should leave the house with her. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Meredith I saw my father take out his violin. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. G. Wells In a little while I gathered from a conversation between my mother and my father that we were ‘behind with the rent. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Jane Austen My father certainly could mean nothing more by his request to me than what you say. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

R. D. Blackmore The present boy, having been born without a father or a mother (so far as could yet be discovered), was driven to do what our ancestors must have done when it was less needful. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Her father watched her somewhat anxiously at this crisis of her life, and was inwardly disturbed on perceiving her depression. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

John was oddly like his father in face, but would be broader and thicker in body. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arnold Bennett Cyril stood close to his father, shivering without knowing that he shivered, astonished only that his father had not told him to get back into bed at once. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope Remember what Hester’s position would have been if my father had died, leaving her simply to her mother’s guardianship! We were bound to free her from that, and we have done it. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Sonia’s father conducted the burial service, and Samuel Egerton Merryweather was consigned to the grave in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

The sober reasoning of the good father prevailed over the passions of the martial enthusiasts. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Ford Madox Ford Promise never to tell my father of it. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anthony Trollope It may seem strange; but, in truth, his mother’s eloquence had more effect on Frank than that of his father: and yet, with his father he had always sympathized. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen My father and mother apart, I loved to be by myself, with unlimited leisure for mooning and loafing and roaming and wandering from lane to lane, from wood to wood. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Arnold Bennett When she loosed her hold she instantly saw the boy’s father arranged in his coffin, or flitting about the room. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Edith Wharton If my father would cut down some of those completely superfluous trees, and let us get a line on the chimney of the cement factory . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

William Makepeace Thackeray The Chevalier his grandson was a true Frenchman; he had been born in France, where his father held a diplomatic appointment in the Duke’s service. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu But you must not mistake me for a guardian or a father in the matter. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

You are an honorable man, with whom my family has dealt for thirty years; you knew my father and mother, whom your own father and mother served. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Her father had often held her over the door of its sty to scratch its back and she had pushed lettuce and cabbage stalks through the bars for it to enjoy. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Add to these a colder nature and a far colder affection; for Alfred loved his father dearly. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Jane Austen Your father was gone, your uncle at home, and, as I said before, they had a great deal of talk together. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Then, with a sudden burst of passion, he exclaimed, “Oh, Aurora, Aurora, why do you treat me so badly? Have I been so cruel a father that you can’t confide in me. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Jack London At a political meeting of the socialists, where many reporters were present, father saw his chance. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]