Phrases with "filled"

Wilkie Collins The future, when I thought of it now, filled me with dismay. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The spring boxes for the verandah steps have been filled with pink and white and yellow tulips. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

A sailor was telling of the end of the Council of the Russian Republic. “We walked in there,” he said, “and filled all the doors with comrades. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Charles Stur Mr. Stuart poked his fingers into the mud and moistened his lips with the water that filled the holes he had made, but that was all. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

There was an unwonted agitation about his manner as he approached her, which, in her present state of nervous apprehension, filled her with alarm. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Their laughter mingled, filled the bookshop, and Merlin was glad to find that her voice was rich and full of sorcery. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Oscar Wilde In niches upon each side stood great wine-jars filled to the brim with silver pieces. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Jules Verne This lake was only, in short, an immense center basin, which was filled by degrees by the creek, and its waters must necessarily pass to the sea by some fall. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Marjorie Bowen He was half-crazed, and ah, my lord, even as he spoke, the courtyard filled with soldiers, Visconti’s soldiers. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

The antlers drove straight at her breast, the acrid smell of the hunted animal was in her nostrils, but her eyes were filled with the horror of something she saw other than her oncoming death. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

The post for which he had been intended would be filled by another, before he had regained strength sufficient for the journey, and such an opportunity might never again arise for him—or her. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Sinclair Lewis Hardened trampled mud, like lava, filled the pig-pen. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The blind old idiot! How queerly he misunderstood! But if it was true, if it was even true, the very idea of seeing her filled his soul with intense loathing. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

His sanguine tone, his excellent spirits, filled her with intolerable alarm. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

A delicious fragrance, from censers of gold elaborately sculptured, filled the air. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

T. E. Lawrence Only to-night we were nearer, so that the noise flooded up oppressively and filled our ears. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The air was filled with cocuyos — a species of large beetle which emits an intense phosphoric light from its body, strong enough to enable one to read by it. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Andrew Lang The next stall was entirely filled with school-books, old geographies, Livys, Delectuses, Arnold’s ‘Greek Exercises,’ Ollendorffs, and what not. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Jeremy Bentham It is a repetition of acts, when there are intervals filled up by acts of different natures: a continued act, when there are no such intervals. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

In 1837 he began his diaries, records of observation with which in ten years he filled 30 vols. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope But I always think that Frenchmen, Italians, and Prussians must in dealing with us, be filled with infinite disgust. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

They lay between two beds; the lower one hard and made of straw, the upper soft and filled with feathers light as down. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

D. H. Lawrence The breath of the wretch filled the chapel. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

He told her so again and again in his letters which were filled with love and little snatches of news and pieces about his health and his food. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

She had suffered her mind to be filled by a suspicion so monstrous, that for a time it held her as by some fatal spell; but with reflection came the assurance that this thing could not be. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Thomas Paine The only chasm was that the extinction of despotism had left, and which was to be filled up with the Constitution more formidable in resources than the power which had expired. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Paradoxically enough, Victoria received the highest eulogiums for assenting to a political evolution, which, had she completely realised its import, would have filled her with supreme displeasure. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Andrew Lang At first the girls were filled with wonder when they saw that they had slept in the wood among the raspberry bushes. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton It was in vain that the editor of The Atheist filled his front window with fierce and final demands as to what Noah in the Ark did with the neck of the giraffe. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

A delicious aroma filled the air and the impatient cook kept smacking his lips expectantly and prodding the rabbit with a fork to see if it were done. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Wilkie Collins This is discreditable, and it must be set right; this is a dangerous security, and it must be disturbed; this is a gap in the Modern History of England, and it must be filled up. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

It had taken no definite shape as yet, but it filled his mind none the less. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Inside it was very warm, a heating apparatus filled it with a stifling atmosphere. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Cruickshank’s name alone would have filled the courthouse, and people would have gone away quoting him. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Ann Radcliffe In vain were the remonstrances and the commands of the Earl; his people loved him too well to obey them, and his heart was filled with anguish when he saw Alleyn depart from the walls. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Washington Irving On one side it looked into the interior of the fortress, and had, at its foot, a small garden filled with the rarest flowers. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

The treacherous Sheikh was an adherent of the Mahdi, and to the Mahdi all Colonel Stewart’s papers, filled with information as to the condition of Khartoum, were immediately sent. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

And, as twilight fell, the vastness of Paris filled her with a deep religious impression. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Wilkie Collins Spared by his deafness from this infliction of vulgarity, our host filled a tumbler from the water in the claret jug, and drank it. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Wilkie Collins He filled the black Witch with devilish knowledge. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Guy de Maupassant The priest stopped once again, his soul filled with a growing and irresistible tenderness. Clair de lune by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

E. F. Benson Let her live and flourish! He died, his pockets filled with her letters, which he had carried about his person, in order that he might read them as often as he wished. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

She happened to be down before any one else, moreover; and there were no fires in the rooms, which were filled with a cheerless, pallid light; while outside the prospect was dismal indeed. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

George Borrow All the lower rooms were filled with men of the rock, burly men in general, with swarthy complexions and English features, with white hats, white jean jerkins, and white jean pantaloons. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Guy de Maupassant Despite his efforts at self-control his eyes filled with tears. Two Friends (A Fishing Excursion) (Deux Amis) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

He filled in his age somewhat the same position that Bede did in his, that of a compiler and populariser of existing knowledge. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Jules Verne Mountebanks, gypsies, Tsiganes, Zingaris, mingled with merchants from Persia, Turkey, India, Turkestan, China, filled the court and offices of the police station. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Washington Irving Go there at what hour you may, you are sure to find it filled with grave-looking personages, deeply absorbed in the study of newspapers. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Florence Dixie She looked up at him, her eyes filled with tears, and held out her hand. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle The instant that he heard of it he made a complete confession to me, so filled was he with horror and remorse. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

The image of Ruth filled the field of my mental vision. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Let us sing about the great, the red-eyed Rikki-tikki!” And Darzee filled his throat and sang. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Bram Stoker It so filled her with fear that she had a haunting feeling that she would as soon die as live. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Gaston Leroux But while they kept up their jabbering with Pere Alexis he filled his pipe and proceeded to light it. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

H. G. Wells When Mr. Parham met the unsuspecting Sir Bussy again after this adventure a great pride and elation filled him. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

The whole story was in the notes — with gaps, you understand, which he would have filled up from his memory. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

This was no very difficult matter, since, although chiefly of stone, they were filled with mats, canework, and other combustible materials, which were soon in a blaze. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edith Wharton Swirls of dust lay on the mosaic floor, and a stale smell of decayed fruit and salt air and steaming asphalt filled the place like a fog. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Marjorie Bowen The garden was full of may trees and limes, brightly lit with coloured lamps and filled with the melody of violins that floated from the pavilion on the lake. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Abraham Merri The room was filling with silence as a vessel is filled with water . The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

George Borrow I spent several hours in walking about these places, to visit which it is necessary to procure a written permission from the captain-general of Ferrol. They filled me with astonishment. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Andrew Lang How glorious it was, and what lovely scents filled the air! All the flowers you can think of blossomed there all the year round. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The reply had filled her with pity and wonder. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

E. F. Benson And all the time Maud was here; her whole soul was filled with thankfulness to hear him speak these despicable falsehoods. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

The flash of the powder and the startling report of the piece, as the board, struck by the ball, was shivered into splinters, filled the natives with dismay. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

There was not a fence or a hedge round the domain: an uncemented wall of loose stones, whose numerous gaps were filled with furze or thorns, supplied their place. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Henry James But the sound of the word, as it rang out, filled me suddenly with horror, and all the natural emotion the meaning of it might have evoked in other conditions gathered and broke in a flood. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Edith Wharton I started up, our eyes met, and hers filled with tears of reproach and understanding. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

The next sentiment was precaution: he filled with it to the brim; he went and bought a great broad pocket-book with a key to it; though he was on dry land,. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

The thought that she would not be tortured by everlasting remorse for having acted despicably filled her with pleasant and thankful feelings. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells He seemed a symbol, a triumphant symbol, of all that the theory of aristocracy claims, of all that filled my soul with resentment. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

A date at which I should no longer be alive, a future which I should never see, filled me with unspeakable uneasiness. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

D. H. Lawrence That filled her with extraordinary delight, to see the smile cross his face, reflected from her face. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett Germany’s well known contempt of the size and power of the British Army took on an aspect which filled the James Simpsons with rage. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jack London One boat lowered away with the plugs out, filled with women and children and then with water, and capsized. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Henry Handel Richardson The bare thought of it filled him as with the rushing of wings. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I cannot,”— here her voice trembled a little, and her beautiful eyes filled with tears — “I cannot ever thank you as I would wish to do. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Thus Tarzan of the Apes left them filled with terror at this new manifestation of the presence of some unseen and unearthly evil power which lurked in the forest about their village. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

D. H. Lawrence It filled him with almost insane fury, this calm assumption of the Magna Mater, that all was hers, because she had borne it. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London And as I walked I smiled at the East End papers, which, filled with civic pride, boastfully proclaim that there is nothing the matter with the East End as a living place for men and women. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Sinclair Lewis I’ll have Verona keep the ice-bag filled — might as well leave that on, I guess — and you, you better beat it to the office instead of standing around her looking as if you were the patient. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Gaston Leroux The general’s friends, summoned by Trebassof, surrounded the two poisoned sufferers and filled the house with their bustling devotion and their protestations of affection. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Jack London The world was filled with surprise. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Richard Burton Piles of boxes and luggage in every shape and form filled the ship from stem to stern, and a torrent of Hajis were pouring over the sides like ants into the East-Indian sugar-basin. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

One was a stable with a hayloft above it, another was filled with bundles of straw, and the third, a large tool shed, contained six bicycles. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Walter Scott An iron strong-box was discovered in a recess of the wall; he opened this also, and pulling out two or three drawers, showed that they were filled with leathern bags full of gold and silver coin. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Charles Dickens He filled her purse, that she might have wherewithal to alleviate the immediate wants of her brother’s family. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Algernon Blackwood The whole figure seemed to grow larger, expanding as though it extended already and half filled the room. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Andrew Lang That pleased me, for everyone likes to be admired, even if he is only a pot! And I was taken into the house and filled with water, and put on the fire to boil. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A large cauldron, filled with rice, was boiled, and two sheep were roasted whole. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Charles Dickens The hole had been recklessly filled to the brim, and was merely sprinkled with earth. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The love, as well as the pleasures, of society, is founded in reason, and cannot exist in those minds which are filled with irrational pursuits. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

E. F. Benson Nothing Roman left, and I filled up the trench yesterday. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

WHY should I blame her that she filled my days With misery, or that she would of late Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways, Or hurled the little streets upon the great. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Algernon Blackwood The booming of the river had everything in its own way then; it filled the air with deep murmurs, more musical than the wind noises, but infinitely more monotonous. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Leon Trotsky There my friends from Irkutsk provided me with a travelling-case filled with starched shirts, neckties and other attributes of civilization. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Sinclair Lewis But now it’s filled with Jews and Americans and unmarried couples and even Germans!” “Dreadful! But Florence is so lovely. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott This filled up the measure of Madge’s self-approbation. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

They were to assemble there to prevent Madame Grandjean’s two rooms from being filled to overflowing. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Not standing on ceremony, the old fellow held up his own glass first, which the white lackey filled from the flask, and then he filled Sir Bale’s glass. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Guy de Maupassan The wood was filled with people, and a continuous hum of voices rose up under the tangled foliage of the tall trees. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope The very thought of it filled poor Mrs. Western’s heart with despair. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

It is the fifth you have to go to, just fronting the Rue St. Catherine.” “I see it; and look! at the sound of the trumpets announcing the king, all the windows are filled with gazers. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Guy de Maupassan There was a delicate perfume of flowers; the lamps had not been brought in yet, and chatting and laughing filled the room with a confused noise. The Mountebanks (Les Jongleurs) by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassan The air was filled with the pungent smell of the aromatic plants with which the isle is covered, and the road sloped gradually upwards, winding round the mountains. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

It was this kiss which frightened her; it rendered her deaf beforehand; it filled her with a buzzing amidst which she could only distinguish the sound of her heart beating violently. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Andrew Lang Hour after hour passed by, and still the birds sang, and still the king listened, though of course he never guessed that it was Geirlaug and Grethari whose notes filled him with enchantment. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A feeling of devotion, of duty, of a high and steady purpose, elevated me; a strange joy filled my heart. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Frederick Marryat Edward helped Pablo to a large allowance, and then filled his own platter; while thus occupied Oswald Partridge had left the cottage, as agreed. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Some morning, when it is too late, you will find that blank which you now leave in your life filled by some painful feeling not to be confessed. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence I looked down on the blackness where trees filled the quarry and the valley bottoms, and it seemed that the world, my own home world, was strange again. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

When they stored away the hoard in Gunther’s land and the queen took charge of everything, chambers and towers were filled therewith. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Margaret Oliphant Walter knew very little about Scotland. He thought it a barren and wild country, all bleak and gloomy, and the lavish vegetation of the west filled him with surprise and admiration. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

When he saw me the general hesitated with his mouth filled with banana and his eyes the size of cocoanuts. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

John Lewis Burckhard Upon its threshold are placed every night various small lighted wax candles, and perfuming-pans, filled with musk, aloe-wood, &c. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

John Galsworthy The puckered man filled Sir James’ glass with barley-water, Michael’s with claret, and retired. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope There had come a vision before him which filled him full of delight. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

In fact, a keen delight filled her heart at the thought of journeying together through the land of the sun, living side by side, and profiting by the hours of freedom. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

It filled me with rage; it seemed to me a dreadful thing to have done: the cruelty of the executioners, the hard purpose of them, shut me away from my kin. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Guy de Maupassan Thenceforth he saw before him only a fairy spectacle, filled with pretty little songs, and actors of talent whose voices were all he listened to. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Three times the glasses were filled and emptied to Sylvia, and again to Trent, who protested. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Abraham Merri Yet in the still rage that filled her I sensed a force, an intensity, more than human. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Thomas Hardy A yellow flood of reflected sunlight filled the room for a few instants. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Guy de Maupassan He heard their voices, followed their words, felt the movement of the carriage, inhaled the air, filled with the odor of young leaves. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

D. H. Lawrence He taught her all the funny little things, he filled her and roused her to her fullest tiny measure. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The gaps were filled with rolling, white clouds, which bathed the shores of the peaks like a mysterious sea. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

The crowd entered, increased, filled it, flowed over the rails of the sanctuary, clambered upon the altars, and within its walls suffered and inflicted horror. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Samuel Johnson The house was filled with company, among whom Mr. Macpherson and his sister distinguished themselves by their politeness and accomplishments. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

His soldiers, filled with superstitious fear, refused to serve longer against a foe who could read their very thoughts, and divine their plans before they were ripe for execution. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Rudyard Kipling But other dreams — perfectly absurd onesfilled him with an incommunicable delight. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

William Henry Bragg Thus if the ionisation chamber is filled with a gas of equally heavy atoms, the β ray density is independent of the pressure of the gas, and the ionisation is proportional to the pressure. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Andrew Lang But he did not lose courage, and ran back to the stream with his pitcher, filled it once more with water, and was home ten minutes before the King’s daughter arrived. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

As an undergraduate I had been filled with the old mania for the complete life. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Iris and white lilies rose out of the grass in sheaves, and the green alcoves filled themselves with amazing armies of the blue and white flower lances of tall delphiniums or columbines or campanulas. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Nikolai Gogol Suddenly he trembled in every limb, as though he were on the scaffold: his hair rose upon his head, and he laughed a laugh that filled Pidorka’s heart with fear. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Olaf Stapledon But all the shallow coastal waters were filled with a vast honeycomb of dwelling-houses, where the symbiotic partners took rest and refreshment with their mates. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Raymond was weak and exhausted, yet the interest he perceived to be excited on his account, filled him with proud pleasure. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

At least, we’ve found a group of old trunks, filled with papers, and they’ve all been assigned to me, to dig secrets from. The Long Chamber by Olivia Howard Dunbar

Margaret Oliphant Her conscious looks filled the unwitting minister with ignorant amaze. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Kate Chopin Before she could ask a reason-for it was not her fashion to obey at word of command-the air was filled with the doleful hum of a gray swarm of mosquitoes, which attacked them fiercely. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Richard Burton Ali Agha, indeed, occasionally took up the bottle of perfume, filled the palm of his right hand, and dashed it in my face: I followed his example, but our pleasantries went no further. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Gustave Flauber On the wall fronting the Barbarians they collected tree-trunks, mill-stones, vases filled with sulphur, and vats filled with oil, and built furnaces. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

John Lewis Burckhard They then went hastily together to the water, filled the skins, and returning to the caravan, had the good fortune to find the sufferers still alive. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Virginia Woolf But as he watched her looking out of the window and describing the old lady, the woman with the perambulator, the bailiff and the dissenting minister, his eyes filled involuntarily with tears. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Since the very early morning she had heard much, she had also seen much that filled her heart with a joy mingled with great suffering and fear. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Elizabeth Von Arnim This was because she was too much filled with pity for Miles’s sister, who had to live in such miserable lodgings and only got cold sardines to eat on a winter’s night, to bother about herself. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

It filled Madge Brodie with a sense of shock which was distinctly disagreeable. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Wilkie Collins Once more the dripping rustle of the rain and the steady ticking of the clock filled up the gap of silence. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Every window seemed filled with frightful eyes. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

H. Rider Haggard Presently we were alongside, and I could see that our appearance — and especially Good’s and Umslopogaas’s — filled the venerable-looking commander with astonishment, not unmixed with awe. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Marjorie Bowen The secretive yet turbulent noise of it filled the chamber like a presence as Lord James turned over the body of the sign-painter and opened his red coat. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

Arthur Conan Doyle The hall and passage were filled with silly maids and staring drawers, attracted, like myself, by the uproar. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Gissing Blended odours of bacon and kippered herrings filled the room — indeed, the house, for several breakfasts were in progress under the same roof. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

An oppressive stillness filled the hut, broken only by the scarcely audible sputtering of the lamplight. Mother by Maksim Gorky

We were both filled with wonder at the sight, and were utterly unable to account for it. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

G. K. Chesterton For almost as the heavy iron door swung open an almost blinding blaze of electric lights filled the whole interior. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Radclyffe Hall But one day, when Collins had been crosser than usual, she seemed to be filled with a sudden contrition. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Prepared as I was to see him show astonishment, I had no idea the lieutenant would be filled with such amazement as he betrayed when we entered the beautiful cabin I have before described. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Charles Dickens When she had filled it to the brim in a very workmanlike and skilful manner, she crept upstairs again, and chuckled as she went. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anthony Trollope The chair was filled by Major McDonnell, one of the stewards — a little man, who had probably never crossed a horse himself, and had nothing of the sportsman about him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Jack London A smoke pall, shot through with lurid gleams, filled the sky. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Washington Irving Where is Charles? A sheet of paper occasionally filled with the news of this kind would make me very happy, and would keep you nearer my mind. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

It had got filled since my boyhood with rivers and lakes and names. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Sinclair Lewis By magic then, they turned from friends into a stiff legislature, filled with stage-fright and pomposity. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

The shallow stone basin of an old fountain, on whose wide ledge a leaden-moulded otter for ever preyed on a leaden salmon, filled a conspicuous place in the immediate foreground. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

The morning air was deliciously cool and fresh by contrast, and he filled his lungs with it again and again. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Barbara filled a small bottle with brandy, fetched her cloak and hood, and then went back to the hall, where the boy was waiting. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Twining around the railing were the slender shoots of the lush clematis, while the budding honeysuckle filled the air with its sweet, almost sugary perfume. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Gissing The narrow court was already filled with volumes of smoke. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells That had been the moment of release for all the new work that now filled Utopia. That had been the first achievement of practical results from an intricate network of theory and deduction. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

In this summer weather, it was hot as Africa; as in winter, it was always cold as Greenland. Boxes and lumber filled it; old dresses draped its unstained wall — cobwebs its unswept ceiling. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The corner which until then had been filled by the trunk seemed to Gervaise an immense empty space. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Pure plants and pure animals disappeared by degrees, and their place was filled by singular creatures that seemed to partake of both characters. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Sinclair Lewis Mr. Havock had never heard of Krafft–Ebing or Stekel, but he had run construction-camps filled with hoboes, ex-convicts, and mess boys. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Victor Hugo In the polar wind, which is electrical, the flakes turn suddenly into hailstones, and the air becomes filled with projectiles; the water crackles, shot with grape. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edith Wharton It filled the silence with an unnatural clamour, immense, mysterious and menacing. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu My uncle has filled the house with them — varnish and paint and that stifling plaster — so I’ve put up here for a little time. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

I was looking beyond them at the doorway filled with quivering silk and plush, black faces, white eyeballs, woolly pates. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Arthur Machen He wrote and planned and filled the waste-paper basket with hopeless efforts. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Anthony Trollope These ruffians from America have come and told them that they shall pay no rent, and their minds have been so filled with the picture that its magnificence has overcome them. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A somewhat elaborate tea equipage was by her side, and several silver bowls filled with fruit. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Then at last I flung myself out of water, hands raised, and the clamour of the gulls filled my ears. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

They will scarcely eat, and get all the weaker in consequence, and then they require twice as much water as they otherwise would if their insides were partly filled with grass. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

In a minute more our slip-rope was gone, the head-yards filled away, and we were off. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

It filled her with bitter envy, because she had not shot it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Andrew Lang He heard also a multitude of footsteps, as if the church was being filled with people. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Hogg As for Wringhim himself, he went home to his lodgings, filled with gall and with spite against the young laird, whom he was made to believe the aggressor, and that intentionally. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

H. G. Wells Glamour filled the world, and he strayed after it, basket and all. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Sinclair Lewis The fireplace was filled with a dome of ice when we got there, but we chopped it out, and jammed the thing full of pine-boughs. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Algernon Blackwood The back room was pleasantly filled tonight, for it was somehow known that Millington Povey, and possibly Father Collins, too, were coming. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Ought I to leave the deathbed of her who filled my mother’s place?” “Valerie!” murmured the count. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope At last, having finished his first pipe and filled it again, he spoke. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Then he took a short clay pipe from his pocket, filled and lighted it, and began to smoke, in a slow meditative manner, stopping every now and then to mutter to himself, between the puffs of tobacco. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Lewis Burckhard Just before the lading commenced, the Ababde women appeared with earthen vessels in their hands, filled with burning coals. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling She filled with extraordinary rapeedity. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Fierce, transporting triumph filled her soul as she gazed on her victim, whose mildly-beaming eyes were now characterised by a voluptuous expression. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Andrew Lang He could not for very shame be outdone by his younger brother, and passed behind him into another splendid hall, which was filled from floor to ceiling with great pieces of copper money. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Hope I saw nothing of the brilliant throng that filled it, I hardly distinguished the stately figure of the Cardinal as he rose from the archiepiscopal throne to greet me. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Edith Wharton She played softly, with a veiled touch, gliding from one crepuscular melody to another, till the room was filled with drifts of sound that seemed like the voice of its own shadows. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

But how different was the scene from that presented on his former entrance! No crowds now lined the roads, no boats swarmed on the lake, filled with admiring spectators. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]