Phrases with "find"

Anthony Trollope Perhaps I may be just as awkward now; but you ought at any rate to believe me when you find that a year has not altered me. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

But it was harder to turn the leaves and find the words he sought without attracting the attention of his fierce companion. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

G. K. Chesterton The most important point, however, is that when we come to David Copperfield, in some sense the summit of his serious literature, we find the thing still there. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Everywhere we find rationalists using the same kind of reasoning. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

E. F. Benson If you aren’t careful, Major Benjy, you’ll find yourself in a skipping-match on the lawn at Grebe, before you know what you’re doing. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Anthony Trollope But you’d better look sharp what you’re about, my lad, or you’ll find yourself in a scrape that you don’t dream of. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

The latter, on their arrival, disappointed by the poverty of a place where they had expected to find so much booty, would become disgusted with the service. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Meredith But, out of London, an English inn to furnish the dishes and the wines for a civilized and self-respecting man is hard to seek, as difficult to find as a perfect skeleton of an extinct species. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Gissing He could not find words till they had walked a distance of twenty or thirty yards. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell She had better leave them for Mrs. Kirkpatrick to find out for herself. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I accused myself of having made her childless; I called myself a murderer; I believed myself accursed; I could not find terms strong enough to express my abhorrence of my own conduct. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald She awoke drenched with sweat to find the beach deserted save for the man in the jockey cap, who was folding a last umbrella. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells He had become so absorbed in watching that he was quite surprised to find himself in the cool darkness of his little shop, with its familiar odour of methyl, mustiness, and decay. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

I find it the most difficult task I ever undertook; but have determined to go through with it; and, after this, I believe I shall never have courage enough to think any more in this way. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

And thou shalt find me a true holder of my vowed amity unto thee without spot or wrinkle. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

What can I have the pleasure of doing for you? You find us in rather a fix. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

H. G. Wells Surely wherever you find a cared-for garden you have a symbol of goodwill and well-being in life. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Luckily we remembered that the hotel was on a sort of canal, and when we struck the canal we were able to find our way back to the hotel. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Tired and hungry though we were, I was determined to put this story to the test; so Velasquez and I climbed up to the cliffs, and searched all round them, but could find no carving. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Wilkie Collins I think the influence I am now trying to find is in his eyes. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I went in there and was shocked to find your grandfather dead. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

G. K. Chesterton The idealistic theists and the realistic atheists were allies--against what? It has taken me about two-thirds of my life to find out the answer to that question. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Two very young people, the sort who’ll stay very young until they suddenly find themselves old. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

D. H. Lawrence In chapel Miriam saw him find the place in the hymn-book for Clara, in exactly the same way as he used for herself. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson Lucia rang up house after house, only to find that its inhabitants were already engaged. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

George Meredith She came to London to find her husband. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

But how to find it? The tailor’s wife could not help me in this. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Theodore Dreiser Supposing what your wife sais was true? Supposing my wife has been going around weeth some one? That ees what I want to find out. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Should he take wing his flight is of short duration, and the Indian, following the direction he has gone, is sure to find him dead. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Arthur Morrison Do you know where to find Kanamaro?” “Yes. Deacon has had letters from him, which I have seen. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Margaret Oliphant He is quite sure, oh, sooner than I want him, to find me out. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

John Locke This rule, which the infinite wise maker hath set to the works of his hands, we find the inferior creatures steadily obey. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

Her reason for being sure of this was that Miss Tremaine declined to wait till another effort had been made to find Miss Dare, saying she had an engagement at twelve which she did not wish to break. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle Come when you may, you shall find it ready for you. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Maria Edgeworth Harry was glad to find that here again, as in most things, they sympathized, and suited each other. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Conan Doyle You find her, Mr. Holmes, and I’m your debtor. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Miles Franklin One of these was to attend to the drawing-room; another was to find uncle Jay–Jay’s hat when he mislaid it — often ten times per day. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Nathaniel Hawthorne When we find ourselves fading into shadows and unrealities, it seems hardly worth while to be sad, but rather to laugh as gayly as we may, and ask little reason wherefore. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Olaf Stapledon For this father Adam of all human beings had painfully to find himself. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

She had passed one happy month, and then delusion vanished! Mrs. Welford was not a woman who could give to reality, or find in it, the charm equal to delusion. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Anthony Trollope If I find that they are all utterly unjust, altogether hard-hearted, absolutely indifferent to the wrong they have done, I will tell you even that. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf He nodded and sauntered on, smoothing out the crumpled paper and muttering, as he tried to find his line in the column, “A cry-baby — a cry-baby. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

I can take this Ford as I find him: but I am not sure that I would go much lower. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Frederick Marryat The old ladies will be out of their wits when they find that they have a Beverley under their roof. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Anthony Trollope As for taking out a commission “de lunatico”, as we call it, you’ll find you couldn’t do it. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Mary Webb Now, at her age, to find out that life was not so pleasant as she thought would be little short of tragedy. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle How quick a woman’s instinct is to find it out. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Without a great name behind it, I am afraid that a volume of essays would find few buyers, even after the essays had made a public in the magazines. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

George Meredith Here is a true man; and if you can find me any of your heroes to match him, I will thank you. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

At last, after I appeared to have been running for an eternity, we reached the shore, where I hoped to find a boat awaiting us. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Wilkie Collins How does it find him prepared to meet it? It finds him, literally and exactly, what his training has left him, in the presence of any temptation small or great — a defenseless man. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

These two were Bran and Sceo’lan, but if a person were to guess for twenty years he would not find out why Fionn loved these two dogs and why he would never be separated from them. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

George Gissing I find it very hard to understand how she could act as she did. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George MacDonald She will search all through it tomorrow to find them, and won’t be able to understand it at all. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Who “they” were I had still to find out. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

She seemed to find safety in their presence; she gave each of them an equal share of her tyrannical worship, as though she well knew beneath what passionate kindness she was sheltering herself. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

I peered cautiously through a loophole, trying to find the Fascist trench. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Bram Stoker I tried it, for, since I could not find the key of the room or the key of the outer door, which was the main object of my search, I must make further examination, or all my efforts would be in vain. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Sinclair Lewis Two nights later, as he waited for Tom Poppins at Miggleton’s, he lashed himself with the thought that he had not started to find Morton; good old Morton of the cattle-boat. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald If you can find any tables still standing, champagne will be served as long as you care to stay. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

I’ll find out who was in it, I will; I’ll find it all out. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton She must set out to regain, little by little, the position she had lost; and the first step in the tedious task was to find out, as soon as possible, on how many of her friends she could count. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

I can’t think of anyone more — more exotic — to find in Salcott of all places. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

I only fear I talk too much; but all the world is particularly civil to me, and among a score of people, no one of whom I had ever seen yesterday, I find myself quite at home to-day. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Thus we find the poet seeking more and more certainly the central fountain of moral suggestion from which he drew his best inspirations. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

We have wandered the earth to find out the balance of power; but to find out that of authority we must ascend, as I said, nearer heaven, or to the image of God, which is the soul of man. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

You won’t find any of ’em locked. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope I find that your husband and I are opponents at Silverbridge. I wish to say that I had pledged myself to the borough before I had heard his name as connected with it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

But I’ve not forgotten you, Nell; you’ll find I’ve not forgotten you. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. F. Benson Diva popped in next, and was chagrined to find that the only lady’s bicycle was already bespoken, so she engaged it for an hour on the following morning. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Elizabeth Gaskell I’ll step down again and find Mary. She’ll be back by this time. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Wilkie Collins I said, ‘They will never find the Diamond, sir, will they? No! nor the person who took it — I’ll answer for that. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

To go home—in this springtime of 1858—was not to find there the peace of contentment. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Henry David Thoreau He had got to find him out as you did. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

You find me brutal and foolish; on my part I find you have a harsh voice, and your face is too often distorted with anger. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing Wants to find some one who would run and extend the concern—put in a fair capital, and leave him to draw his income quietly. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Then Coupeau advised her to take it, seeing how she wanted to do so; she would certainly never find anything decent under five hundred francs; besides they might perhaps get a reduction. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope This being the case, and the consequences being well known to me, I was grieved to find that Smith was not properly provided. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

And yet I was puzzled to find that somewhere within me there was a faint lightening of the spirits; causeless, as far as I could discover. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

John Galsworthy The first thing is to find out where she is — I should go to Stainer’s about it; they’re the best men, if they can’t find her, nobody can. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle The garden was all running to seed, giving me an impression of wild neglect in which the plants had been allowed to find the way of Nature rather than of art. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Robert Green Ingersoll Well, at first, I was greatly astonished, and afterward I was more astonished to find they had become rudimentary. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

He’d take my arm again, and lead me from the house and back to the gaol, and I’d wake to find myself lying on the bare board, alone in the dark cell, crying like a child. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

George Gissing When the clock on his mantelpiece struck eleven, he happened to notice it, and was surprised to find how quickly time had passed. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

What say the great folk, good sir? The poor knave whose back is broke with beating hemp has no guts in him to strike the first blow, but he may lay shrewdly about him if he find a trusty leader. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

You can supply them with hammocks among you and find room somewhere for them to sling them. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Walter Scott Rochefoucault, who has torn the veil from so many foul gangrenes of the human heart, says, we find something not altogether unpleasant to us in the misfortunes of our best friends. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Some of them went with honest purposes, some with very bad ones, and all of them with the very commonplace wish to find a short way to wealth. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

The Grange gardens were extensive and curiously laid out, and there were many winding shrubbery paths about them, which strangers were apt to find easier to enter than to find their way out of again. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Washington Irving He died suddenly, and the priests and friars thronged to take possession of his wealth; but nothing could they find but a few ducats in a leathern purse. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Jane Austen Her first attempts at usefulness were in an endeavour to find out who were the parents, but Harriet could not tell. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Charles Dickens They withdrew into a low archway for shelter from the rain, and watched the faces of those who passed, to find in one among them a ray of encouragement or hope. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

H. G. Wells We have been trying to find a way to you these three days. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Tobias Smolle Accordingly, we went thither, and gave them to the secretary, who opened and read them, and I was mightily pleased to find myself qualified for second mate of a third-rate. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Charles Dickens It was not difficult for one who knew the city well, to find his house without asking any question. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

There was some fishy business going on and, as far as Mason was concerned, he intended to find out what it was. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Rudyard Kipling You’ll find an apothecary of sorts tied to the yoke of the second wagon. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Ultimately late in the evening they arrived at the cottage of Farawa, only to find there a raving woman, the shepherd’s sister, who seemed crazy with brain-fever. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And then Eleanor had part of another verse that she couldn’t find a beginning for: “ . This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry Kingsley But never mind whether he does or not, perhaps you differ with me; perhaps you think that, if you could find the girl now, you could stop her and bring her home; but you don’t know where she is. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

There is no accommodation for sleeping, but an artist who could rough it would, I think, find a good deal that he would like. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

She slowly mounted again, to find that she was quite clear-sighted, was lying on a hard, dry sofa, her head on a pillow that smelt of cheese. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

To find fault with the seamanship of the captain is a crew’s reserved store for grumbling. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle Some day you will each find your own, when your youth has come back as it will over here. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Tobias Smolle It is very difficult to find a tolerable cook at Nice. A common maid, who serves the people of the country, for three or four livres a month, will not live with an English family under eight or ten. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Henry Handel Richardson I know I’D be sorry to forget anyone I had ever liked — even if I didn’t find much to talk to them about. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins We are the freest travellers under Heaven; and we find something to interest and attract us through every hour of the day. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Virginia Woolf Some people admire it, I know, but I find it very fatiguing. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Silent revolutions in opinion have made it impossible that men like these should return, or find a place in their once sacred stalls. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

I have no fault to find with her, none whatever. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Edith Wharton If I’d been looking for a wife for Owen, I shouldn’t have applied to the Farlows to find me one. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Gissing He knew that a debate which had long gone on within himself, to himself unavowed, had at length to find its plain-spoken issue. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

The more widely and the longer a man reads, the more constantly will he find that Scott has been before him, and has “lifted” just the touch that he wanted at the time and in the place. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Jules Verne Clearly, it needed a good strong imagination to find any human likeness in that flame. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Virginia Woolf I find talking so difficult; but loneliness frightens me. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anna Katherine Green I came — we came — thus early, because we thought — we feared we should get no opportunity later to find you here alone. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Margaret Oliphant He put up his hand: “I would rather find out the mysteries for myself,” he said. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sinclair Lewis You were so kind, helping me to find this little home. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

You can always find an excuse for a procession. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

She could, he said, almost certainly find a job as a schoolmistress. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

H. G. Wells There was a considerable contingent of young lawyers present, though it would have amazed the previous generation beyond measure to find them in the ranks of technologists and men of science. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

But a sight of the miniature, should she find it to have been taken from the face she knew and remembered so well, would settle her doubts at once. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Anthony Trollope But now he was a member of the Cabinet, and those whom he had terrified in the old days began to find that he was not so much unlike other men. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

That fellow Palliser who was with him would only say that he hoped in time to find some way of control. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

H. G. Wells A dozen years later the Modern State movement was still only foreshadowed in sketchy attempts to find a comprehensive set of general formulæ for liberal progressive effort. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Radclyffe Hall But where was her return to come from? In what manner would she find it, ‘after many days’? Would the spell be broken with her? She wondered. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

He would be scarcely likely to find much mercy at the hands of his aunts: he would stand before them a detected wretch, capable of any crime, of any treachery, for the furtherance of his own interest. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

H. G. Wells But before we conclude this essay we may be able to find precisions for at least the beginning of such definition. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

H. G. Wells It was difficult to find an appropriate moment to say something about it. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Andrew Lang As he was playing one day a King, who had lost his way, happened to pass close by, and hearing the music he was much surprised, and sent one of his servants to find out where it came from. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton No, that spot is famous because a very badly brought up girl once lost a ribbon off a plait of black hair and somebody helped her to find it. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Katherine Mansfield We bit into four pounds of the best cherries and did not find one specimen without a worm. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell He puzzled himself hard to find out what could have distressed her at breakfast-time. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

In the event of his hailing me as had been arranged, I would reply that I was engaged, and leave him to find another vehicle, unconscious of the narrowness of his escape. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Anthony Trollope But you won’t find that through the country, Mr. Morton. You won’t find a hundred dogs at an American planter’s house when ten or twelve would do as well. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Nothing remained to be done after this but to find the means of sending my letter to its destination immediately. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells To find the people assuming the concrete and individual, is not, as I fondly imagine, the last triumph of realisation, but the swimming moment of opacity before the film gives way. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Andrew Lang In that case fancy could find certain obvious channels, into one or other of which it must flow. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne It could abandon the sky where the elements were in battle and descend to the surface of the sea; and if the waves beat against it there too heavily, it could always find calm in the tranquil depths. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

We tried to find out why he was doing this, but to this day I do not know why he was doing it, and I must be content to contribute the bare fact to the science of arboriculture. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

I’m going now to find out from the Reverend Father whether Brother Aloysius was out of the monastery a fortnight yesterday. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

When he saw parson he took off his hat very politely and I can tell you that I was relieved to find that he had a proper respect for the cloth. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Robert Louis Stevenson So much we find sharply lined in his own poems. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

The ill news was to find her on the threshold, calm and lovely in the splendour of her bridal dress. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Bronislaw Malinowski Such phenomena would account for the licence of unmarried females, which we find sometimes reported. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Francis Bacon But I have at present so many other things to do that I can only find time to subjoin a Catalogue of their titles. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

Sinclair Lewis Over a rum swizzle at the Ice House, Sondelius reflected, “I wonder how many men I murder, Martin? When I was disinfecting ships at Antofagasta, always afterward we find two or three stowaways. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

The street of the Consuls I expected to find empty, as usual at that time of the night. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Andrew Lang When he had gone, she sat down to her wheel to make up for lost time, but was dismayed to find that her thread had lost all its brightness. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I never saw nor heard anything of him at all this morning, and I find his bed has not been slept in, which looks as if he went last night. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Wilkie Collins His relations informed me of the symptoms of insane delusion which he had shown after the duel; of his escape from the asylum in which he had been confined; and of the failure to find him again. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

That had troubled Mr. Jones quite a lot, but making enquiries as openly as he had dared, he had not been able to find out anything. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Oh, for one thousands strong, good mans to aid the General De Vega that he shall to his country bring those success and glory! It is hard—oh, so hard to find good mans to help in the work. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Rudyard Kipling When I had learned it in Spain I went to the East to find my Kingdom. Why not? A Jew is as free as a sparrow — or a dog. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Robert Green Ingersoll I find that the Methodist Church in the South is as much opposed to liberty as the Methodist Church North is in favor of liberty. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

But for his stupid ferocity, it would have taken me years to find you out. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Francis Bacon We find means to make commixtures and copulations of divers kinds, which have produced many new kinds, and them not barren, as the general opinion is. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

In composition we find this word, as lîk-hagnr, in old Norse; in old High German lîk-hamo, Anglo–Saxon lîk-hama, and flæsc-hama, Old Saxon, lîk-hamo, modern German Leich-nam, a body, i. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

D. H. Lawrence Because once a woman has climbed up with her children, she’ll find plenty of grovellers ready to support her and suffocate any defiant spirit. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. Rider Haggard Leonard hurried to the spot and made a thorough examination of the stone blocks of the pavement, but could find no crack in them. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

William Morris Old Richard was no worse than his word, and failed not to find old acquaintance of Swevenham in the Saturday’s market: and Ralph saw naught of him till midweek afterwards. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Anthony Trollope Eleanor left Dr. Stanhope as soon as she could do so civilly and went in quest of her father, whom she found on the lawn in company with Mr. Arabin. She was not sorry to find them together. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

What if the lark does carol in the sky, Soaring beyond the sight to find him out — Wherefore am I to rise at such a fly? I’m not a trout. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Was ever conjurer’s trick more entertaining! Take hold of the plume; you will find a weak resistance to the strain you exert, and then the needle may be withdrawn. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Henry David Thoreau A man must find his occasions in himself, it is true. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Henry James I don’t know what is the pay of a captain in the navy—” “It’s a relief to find there is something you don’t know,” Kate Theory broke in. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Henry James I like clever people, wherever they come from, and I take my amusement wherever I find it. The American by Henry James [1877]

Andrew Lang The Forty Thieves, on their return to the cave, were much astonished to find Cassim’s body gone and some of their money-bags. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Dampier They use trunks about 8 foot long, out of which they blow poisoned darts; and are so silent in their attacks on their enemies, and retreat so nimbly again, that the Spaniards can never find them. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Andrew Lang Any one might find out that a bit of sharpened wood, tied to a string, makes, when whirred, a roaring noise. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells It is, a something, a quality, an element, one may find now in colours, now in norms, now in sounds, now in thoughts. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Thomas Hardy END OF PHASE THE FIRST The basket was heavy and the bundle was large, but she lugged them along like a person who did not find her especial burden in material things. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith Men unaccustomed to a knot in their system find the prospect of cutting it an extreme relief, even when they know that the cut has an edge to wound mortally as well as pacify. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson That morning she had wakened, in what seemed to be the middle of the night, to find Isabella dressing by the light of a single candle. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

No one called anything his own; and each was eager to find opportunities of helping others with his strength or his substance. The Island of Anarchy by E.W [1887]

George Gissing You find it hard to imagine that I have any pride, no doubt; but it is there, explain it how one may. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Must I find some new expression before you can believe me?’ Marian kept silence. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Bob did not find his life particularly pleasant; he was in perpetual fear; many a time he said to himself that he would turn back. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Jules Verne To find the extremity of the 37th degree of latitude, they would have required to proceed as far as the Bay of Carnero, twenty miles further. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

R. D. Blackmore Oh, Insie, how very much better that will be! I find it so much nicer always to get thing’s than to give them. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

D. H. Lawrence Mrs. Morel, seared with passion, shivered to find herself out there in a great white light, that fell cold on her, and gave a shock to her inflamed soul. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Though it is locked and the key hidden on my person, she will find means to possess herself of that key and open that door. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith I find my hands clasped, and I am muttering I know not what, and I am blushing. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

A man could not expect much consideration should he find himself at the mercy of a fellow like Johns. A misfortune is a misfortune, and there’s an end of it. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Benjamin Disraeli What is gratifying? You deal in conundrums, which I never could find out. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope She could not find the proper words, and soon left him, muttering something as to directions for her father’s room. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Borrow You will often find the kettle boiling when you come home. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Gaston Leroux You treat him as a monster, you speak of his crime, he has done you harm and I find in you the same inexplicable pity that drove me to despair when I saw it in Christine!” The Persian did not reply. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

George Gissing As he moved to the door he expected momently to hear his name uttered, to find himself recalled. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

He opened the door to find an elderly man, carrying a leather handbag, standing upon the doorstep. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

G. K. Chesterton Having been talking for hours as if he had an audience of thousands, he seemed suddenly very much embarrassed to find that he had even an audience of one. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

We’ve just been doing it and that’s how I’ve come to find Penelope out. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I had inquired about accidents, and was glad to find that thirty years’ practice had eliminated the worst dangers and reared a race of flying men. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Mind you, I don’t say I am going to move from my place here at all, but I want to find out if anyone can leave this room without the others hearing him do so. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. G. Wells I thought I should be sustained by patriotic science and patriotic finance and patriotic business enterprise, and I find men without souls that evade my inspiration. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But I was to find that Trant’s enterprise reached farther yet. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Benjamin Disraeli It is in these moments that men find in Nature that congeniality of spirit which they seek for in vain in their own species. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Gissing She drove to the latter’s abode, and was fortunate enough to find him at luncheon. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

But did it fall there? Mr. Gryce took the only available means to find out. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James Unfortunately here, also, I find the individual native in the minority. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]