Phrases with "flashed"

The blood mounted to his thick neck; his eyes flashed with rancor. Mother by Maksim Gorky

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a little man who sprang from the darkness and flashed out a knife which was meant for your heart, only you were too quick for him. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Bruno flashed one glance at him, and went on buckling the straps of the harness. Signa by Ouida

Thomas Hardy At this point of time a golden radiance flashed in upon the lives of people here, and charged all youthful thought with emotional interest. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells A score of bullets sung through the air, and there flashed a star in the thick glass wind-screen that protected him. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Peschi, unlocking a door, flashed the light down a long room, the walls of which, the trestle-tables, the very floor, were hung, laden, and encumbered with a thousand heterogeneous objects. Two Stories by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

A bright film covered the fine eyes, and they were finer than ever as they continued to face me unashamed; but I was fool enough to speak my mind, and at that they flashed themselves dry. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Just as she did so a memory, seeming irrelevant, flashed across her mind. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Meredith She hummed a second or two, deliberating; it flashed through her during the pause that he had been guilty of irony, and she reddened: and remembering a foregoing strange sensation she reddened more. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Wilkie Collins At the same instant that the noise caught my ear, the remembrance flashed across me like lightning of some beams of wood which had lain in the shed for years past. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson The sword in his hands flashed like quicksilver into the huddle of our fleeing enemies; and at every flash there came the scream of a man hurt. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Algernon Blackwood Symbols of stupendous meaning flashed and went their way across the lifting mists. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

An ominous look flashed into Moreas’ eyes, but it was gone again as quickly. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The sullen gloom of her face flashed into anger. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

A sudden illumination flashed over the walls of his chamber; he jumped out of bed and ran to the window in his shirt. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Algernon Blackwood Even his flabby soul revolted, and the idea of staying a night in the little town and going on next day by a slower, emptier train, flashed into his mind. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Andrew Lang The notion was “in the air,” it had already flashed on Mannhardt, probably, but, like the White Knight in “Alice,” I claimed it for “my own invention. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells The furious face of the Leopard-man flashed by mine, with M’ling close in pursuit. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Forde involuntarily put a leading question to her: ‘What is your past, Mrs. Carney?’ The beldam looked up, and her black eyes, brilliant as those of a young girl, flashed angrily. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins The nails and silver ornaments flashed here and there as my companion moved past them with a lamp in his hand. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. G. Wells As the green smoke arose, their faces flashed out pallid green, and faded again as it vanished. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Ivan Turgenev A sudden idea flashed upon his brain. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

A sense of unearthly delight — of an existence that seemed all spirit, flashed through his whole frame; and a faint, low, but exquisite music crept, thrilling, through the chamber. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Thomas Hardy But when they rose from stooping over the chart the light flashed upward, and fell smart upon one of ’em’s features. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Charles Dickens Madame Defarge looked coldly at her, and said, “The wife of Evremonde; where is she?” It flashed upon Miss Pross’s mind that the doors were all standing open, and would suggest the flight. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

And then, abruptly, silently, another face flashed in between me and the president. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope It may as well be taken for granted at once that she can never be Countess of Scroope.” “Taken for granted!” said the old man as the fire flashed out of his eyes. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

As the blades struck the dark water, it flashed fire, and the tracks of the boats resembled two sea-snakes writhing with silent undulations through a lake of quicksilver. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

A political prisoner called M. met me; he looked at me gloomily, his eyes flashed and his lips quivered. The Peasant Marey by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle He flashed round upon me with so savage a face that I could see that the wild-beast nature within him was fairly roused. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Theodore Dreiser His black eyes flashed an undying hate. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton Rainer was leaning against the lintel, and as the door opened the light from the hall flashed on his pale face and fixed eyes. The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton [1916]

Edith Wharton But I daresay Tarrant’ll take hold — for a while — ” “Ah, you underrate him!” Halo flashed out, rising again nervously. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Meredith Never flashed thro’ sylvan valley Visions so divinely fair! He with early ardour glowing, She with rosy anguish rare. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

A few minutes after two they were crouching by the castle drawbridge and at a quarter past, to the very second, the light flashed in the little room. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

H.P. Lovecraft Again the lightning flashed — but this time upon a scene not wholly strange. He by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then it flashed through my mind that the pain of my death would depend very much upon the position in which I met it. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Arnold Bennett And then there flashed into his mind, complete, the great discovery of all his career. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

The place was pitch dark, but they had an electric torch, and if they once flashed it on me I was gone. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

H. G. Wells And ever the thunder broke louder and nearer, and ever more lurid flashed the lightning, jerking into a momentary gaunt clearness the steaming, dripping room in which they sheltered. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. G. Wells The head lamps showed a whitewashed shed, a boat on a bank of shingle; beyond the breakers of an uneasy sea flashed white as they came out of the blue-gray indistinctness into the cone of lights. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Dan had hitherto been puzzled to reconcile apparent impossibilities, but at tea-time the solution of the problem had suddenly flashed into his mind. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Tell me, Mrs. Lapham, didn’t this come into your mind when you first learned how matters stood?” “Why, yes, it flashed across me. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

His lips were drawn back, like a cross-grained dog’s snarling betwixt fear and fierceness, and his white pointed teeth and the whites of his eyes flashed in the torch-light. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Jackson flashed a quick look at Richard. It was evident the burly stockbroker had been having some refreshment to buoy himself up. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Fire flashed in his eyes, and he was muttering broken words and sentences to himself. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

H.P. Lovecraft Then the lightning flashed again, somewhat brighter than before, and the crowd fancied that it had showed a certain mistiness around the altar-stone on the distant height. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Benjamin Disraeli His cheeks were hollow, and his gray eyes seemed sunk into his clear and noble brow, but they flashed with irresistible penetration. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Theodore Dreiser This young woman was particularly dressy for her station, and wore a jewelled ring or two which flashed upon her white fingers as she played. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Machen And as I came to Middle Quay in Westpool that winter day, the sun hovered over the violet mists, and the windows of the houses on the heights flamed and flashed red, vehement fires. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

As these things flashed across his brain, he yawned and stretched himself, looking round in a leisurely way as he did so. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Anthony Hope The whole trick flashed on Rudolf, and he sprang, flinging his long arms round Rupert. But Rupert had the revolver in his hand. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Marjorie Bowen Her hair was dark brown and it hung in rather fine curls; the carnation of her face was glowing and warm; her expression flashed from resentment to appeal, and was always, bewildered. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Dr. Carmichael flashed a little electric torch, and I saw for the first time that he was carrying a short whip. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ellinor could not guess who had written it by any outward sign; but the moment she saw the name “Herbert Livingstone,” the meaning of the letter flashed upon her and she coloured all over. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Yes, every detail of the scene flashed back into his mind, as if a curtain had been suddenly plucked back from a long-hidden picture. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

And it flashed on my mind, independently of Dona Rita’s pessimism, by the force of personal conviction, that, of course, Therese would tell him. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Below, through the ties of the trestle, a broad river flashed into view and out again, as the train thundered along a tunnel, and away once more through the freshest of green fields. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

D. H. Lawrence I suppose you WERE a bit tight, in that little bed!” “Well, sir!” and he flashed me a smile of amazing impudence, and lowered his tone to utter confidence. Rawdon’s Roof by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

He pulled himself up erect, his eyes flashed fury and his white moustache seemed to literally bristle with rage. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

He saw this by the relaxation that took place in all her features, by the look of almost painful relief that flashed for a moment into the eyes she turned like lightning upon him. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson And better even than the excitement of Riseholme was the cause of its excitement, for spiritualism and the truth of inexplicable psychic phenomena had flashed upon them all. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Abraham Merri What’s behind you?” I flashed the light back. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Anne Bronte While these thoughts flashed through my mind, my companion abruptly rose, and calling her son, said they would now go in quest of the company, and departed up the avenue. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

A sudden thought flashed upon me. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim From the headland a bright light flashed out across the North Sea. She looked towards him and shivered. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Abraham Merri It flashed up it and licked him. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

E. Phillips Oppenheim She flashed a brilliant look upon him, which made the color steal into his cheeks, and his heart beat fast. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Quite a good hiding place among these coats!” Larose flashed the rays of a little torch upon the floor of the wardrobe and immediately bent down and touched some little black marks he saw there. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The dim light of a candle, recently lit, flashed upon the bodkin-like dagger held at his throat. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

D. H. Lawrence I don’t know whatever we shall do if you go away, we shall be that lonely!” and he flashed his old-maid’s smile at her. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing It flashed into her mind that Dyce Lashmar had all but certainly talked of her to May—with significant look and tone, whatever his words. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Machen This is an extreme instance of the manner in which the marvelous is flashed out to us and then withdrawn behind its black veils and concealments; but I have known of other cases. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope From the fire which had flashed from her eyes on that day when she accused the world of saying ill-natured things of him, Lady Desmond had been sure that such was the case. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Lights flashed and armor gleamed down the tunnel. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jack London The one hand of Bruce Cadogan Cavendish flashed pocketward and flashed back with the quoit balanced ripe for business. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A white hand flashed out from amidst the yellow lace of her broad, drooping sleeve. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

H. G. Wells A gleam of light flickered, the specks flashed white, and then the darkness came again. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Or oft, abrupt though tender, While ye gazed on space, We flashed our angel-splendour In either human face. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Algernon Blackwood There flashed upon me in that instant’s pause a singular conviction — that these two had mated for a reason of their own. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Mr. Ferris, who was by no means of an impressible organization, flashed a look of somewhat uneasy doubt at Mr. Byrd, and hesitated slightly before proceeding. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her queer little smile broke into a laugh at his consternation, her eyes flashed a welcome, she stretched out her hand. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

The yellow, blinkless eyes, with knife-edge pupils, flashed with the hate of agelong feud as I edged against the wall. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Abraham Merri Dying owned her heel its god; Loose her girdle day or night — Born was Nala for delight!” The brooding eyes of Narada flashed angrily. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins Her cheeks flushed deep; her eyes flashed with indignation. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Then a panic terror flashed on his mind that those eyes had actually been here — and were here with him still — where he was locked up with them alone. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Algernon Blackwood Vance smiled with his lips, holding his eyes steady, though unable to suppress the gleam that flashed in them and was gone so swiftly. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Willa Cather Her own broad, resolute face set its chin at her, her eyes flashed into her own defiantly. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

On!’ Redly and steadily the torches flashed full on the eyes of Glaucus and Ione, who lay trembling and exhausted on his bosom. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Lothair heard the madman raging and Clara’s scream of terror: a fearful presentiment flashed across his mind. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

As for Davies, I scarcely recognized him; his eyes flashed and filled with tears as he glanced from the inscription to the path we had followed and the water beyond. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

T. E. Lawrence They turned to hurry us, themselves the begetters, and we laggard strangers: strove to make us comprehend the full intensity of their belief; forgot us; flashed out the means and end of our desire. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Gustave Flauber Shouts arose; a terrible light flashed behind the canvas. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

The red sparks flashed and faded from behind the silver web. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Edith Wharton This was the thought that flashed through Justine’s mind as she reached the landing; but the next moment it gave way to a contradictory feeling. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

It was lamplight—that strange purplish gleam of the Paris lamps—and beyond the river the Eiffel Tower flashed from top to bottom with zigzag skysigns, like enormous snakes of fire. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim A sudden light flashed in her eyes, her lips quivered. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

I felt that a lantern was flashed on me, and that the two men were peering down at the heap on the half-opened trap. Prester John by John Buchan

The lanthorn was seized and flashed upon us; there was a confused hubbub. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The memory of it flashed upon me like a dream one has forgotten and tried vainly to recall, till it comes back suddenly in a breath. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

At length I saw through the gloom a vast shadowy form in the air behind us, and at once the knowledge of the truth flashed upon me. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

H. Rider Haggard Lo! his hand and arm were red! Then he remembered, and the thought of Gudruda flashed through his heart. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Now and then its extent flashed upon me, but the glimpse was lost to my retroverted vision almost as soon as won. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

His ungloved hand, raised to his hat, was as white as ever; more sparkling than ever, as it flashed in the street gaslight, was the diamond ring. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry Handel Richardson And a something, the merest nuance in Ned’s manner of receiving and pocketing the money, flashed the uncomfortable suspicion through the giver’s mind that it had been looked for, expected. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Quite useless! The family temper flashed out at me directly. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

A fearful drumming noise came into his ears, and a spark of dreadful brightness flashed before his eyes. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Arthur Conan Doyle Two terrible eyes looked out of it — two eyes so full of hungry longing and hopeless despair that all the secret miseries of thirty years flashed into that one glance. The Confession by Arthur Conan Doyle

One of his metaphors flashed at the sight. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

George Gissing Now, of a sudden, it flashed upon him that Lashmar was seeking the girl in marriage, perhaps had already won her favour. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

But whatever strange vision had flashed before her closed eyes, she was either unable to recall it clearly, or literally dared not describe it. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Henry Handel Richardson It flashed from sight; and the patter of running feet beat the floor of the verandah. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Mark Twain Presently a revealing thought flashed through Tom’s mind, and he exclaimed: “Boys, I know who’s drownded — it’s us!” They felt like heroes in an instant. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

But a command is an abstract idea, and it seemed a sort of “lesser marvel” till it flashed upon me that it involved the concrete existence of a ship. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He could find no such person, and was about to close the book when it flashed into his mind that Gloria had mentioned a change of name. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Anthony Trollope And yet as he left her, some suspicion of the truth, some half-formed idea of the real state of the man’s mind in reference to her, flashed across her own. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Rex’s letter to his father and the mention of the sum of money “in the old house in Blue Anchor Yard” flashed across his memory. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Every now and then she flashed him a grateful glance over her uncle’s shoulder, as if she were quite sure and happy now under his protection. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. Rider Haggard It flashed through his mind that his father had got it out in order to burn it; and this idea was followed by another that for a moment stilled his heart. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim When I saw that he was with her, the idea flashed into my brain. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

In the foreground the Embankment trams sailed glowing by, across the water advertisements flashed and flickered, trains went and came and a rolling drift of smoke reflected unseen fires. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He flashed on his lantern at the sound of footsteps. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Larose flashed a small electric torch, to find the girl lying prone upon the floor with her ear pressed close to the space at the bottom of the door. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

George Meredith It flashed on the girl why she had been treated tyrannically. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Walter Scott Richard’s dark eyes flashed fire — the blood flushed his broad and well-formed forehead — the hour of explanation was at length come. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Quick, you damned fool,” and he snatched it from Broome. He flashed it all round the fast-filling boat, and then down upon the river. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

D. H. Lawrence Birds called and flashed on every hand; they made off exultant with streaming strands of grass, or wisps of fleece, plunging into the dark spaces of the wood, and out again into the blue. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Marjorie Bowen The Earl crossed to the door; his eyes flashed to Miss Chressham. “Are you coming with us, madam?” She shook her head dumbly. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Abraham Merri The mystery of the red dwarf’s appearance was explained when we discovered a half-dozen of the water coria moored in a small cove not far from where the Sekta flashed their heads of living bloom. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

It troubles me very much,” flashed Madame Carimon. “She says she shall stay with them until Easter is over. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

As he passed, instead of ignoring Dorothy as usual, he flashed upon her a smile so warm that it was almost amorous. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Willa Cather Piccadilly was a stream of rapidly moving carriages, from which flashed furs and flowers and bright winter costumes. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

It flashed upon him presently that a legatee could not benefit by a will which he had witnessed. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Zona Gale It flashed hopefully through his mind that perhaps it had not changed, that perhaps he had dreamed it all, that perhaps . Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

I watched the procession of head-lights gliding high and of green lights gliding low in the night, when suddenly a red gleam flashed at me, vanished, came into view again, and remained. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Theodore Dreiser Through all this thoughts of Carrie flashed upon him, and the approaching affair of Saturday. Tangled as all his matters were, he did not worry over that. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell Bell’s mind had flashed up for a time, till the fatal day, only to be reduced by her subsequent illness into complete and hopeless childishness. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Then he flashed his torch round and instantly he gave a gasp of horror and pressed his hand upon his heart for it had started to throb so violently. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

T. E. Lawrence The morning airs flashed the olive-yards to silver, and men from a great goat-hair tent on the right called us to guest with them. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Thomas Hardy At the moment of embracing, Elfride’s eyes involuntarily flashed towards the Puffin steamboat. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

A wild wish flashed into my mind—that I should ask the man to tell my future. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Then I knew I was face to face with the real householder, and it flashed on me that I had been indiscreet in taking service as his butler, and that I knew the face his exbutler wore. The Two Householders by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her wonderful eyes flashed with a sudden passionate hope. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Olaf Stapledon The wide heaven flashed with them. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Abraham Merri It seemed to eat through the stone; it flashed out dazzlingly. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells The setting sun flashed his blinding heat into my eyes. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jack London They flashed wide open, big and black, and stared, unblinking, into our faces. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

It was a tiny light, set low upon the ground, and yet it flashed through the forest like a diamond in a bundle of hay. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Miss Dare, who had flashed her eyes toward him at the moment of his first appearance, dropped them again, contrary to her usual custom. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Frances Hodgson Burnett Persons of both sexes, the majority of them in becoming uniform, flashed in and out in high spirits. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

A number of little proofs of the conjecture flashed upon her: his anxiety to get away from her, his refusal to let her believe in her own constancy of purpose, his moments of bewilderment and dismay. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Puddock’s shoe-buckles flashed for Gertrude Chattesworth, as he turned out his toes. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton She had dark gray eyes, deeply lashed, and features somewhat too long and thin in repose, but rounded and illumined by a smile which flashed across her face in sudden sympathy or amusement. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Greta flashed at him a little smile of content which left him pondering. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Algernon Blackwood For a moment it flashed across me to challenge him playfully, yet not altogether playfully, for burying a young wife in such a deserted place. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Was Max’s speech only a part of the game of bluff they were both playing, or was it really intended as a warning to himself? A look of real apprehension flashed across his face. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Gaston Leroux Her eyes, usually so gentle, flashed fire. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Arriving at the end of the passage the detective flashed a torch upon the ceiling and nodded to his companion. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

John Galsworthy The irrelevant thought flashed through him: ‘Well, I could see her there. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Virginia Woolf The prodigality of his metaphors can be flashed over by the eye, but the speaking voice falters in the middle. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

That instinctive dislike I had taken to Captain Foliott’s eyes, or to himself, or to both, flashed over me with vivid force. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

That suspicion which of late had been perpetually floating dimly in his brain — that vague distrust of his one chosen friend, John Saltram, flashed upon him in this moment with a new distinctness. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Gissing For a moment the recollection of Bill Blatherwick flashed upon his mind, and, starting to his feet, he endeavoured to run. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle With all the spirit of Spain in her rotting body she flashed triumphant glances on her captors. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Drusilla flashed a grateful look at me. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Percy Bysshe Shelley The following morning at last arrived: Matilda arose from a sleepless couch—fierce, transporting triumph, flashed from her eyes as she embraced her victim. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Elizabeth Gaskell She looked up at her lover’s grave face; and then the message her father had sent flashed across her memory. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Florence Dixie The hounds had flashed into the willows, overrun the scent where the tired fox had doubled back, and thrown up their heads. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Wilkie Collins The few meaning looks that she cast on Frank flashed at him like lightning, and were gone before any one else could see them. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Andrew Lang Instantly the truth flashed upon him. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Polly had her eyes fixed upon him, and they flashed with hostility. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Charles Kingsley That strange scene of half an hour before flashed across him. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Hope Quicker than thought, his left hand darted out at me, and a small dagger flashed in the air; he struck me in the left shoulder — had I not swerved, it had been my heart. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Marie Corelli He ventured to say something solicitous concerning this to the Princesse D’Agramont, whose bright dark eyes flashed over him with an enigmatical look, half wonder, half scorn. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

As it was quite dark by this time, Pierre lighted a pine torch, which he carried with him, and as he turned into the road its ruddy light suddenly flashed upon de Sigognac and his horse. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Algernon Blackwood What must be conquered, and why, flashed sharply; also individuals whom to avoid would be vain shirking, since having sown together we must reap together — or miss the object of our being. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle On opening the mildewed door, he flashed a tunnel of light down the passage, uncarpeted and dreary, which ended in a broad, straight, wooden staircase leading to the upper floor. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Miles Franklin At that I flashed out like a tornado, insulted. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Mangan glanced over it carelessly and then — his eye-brows straightened, his eyes flashed venomously and his face became black as thunder. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

You are sure you have not been down and collared it, Lucy?” The earring and the theft — her own theft — flashed into her memory together. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

I checked myself—a sudden thought flashed upon me—I trembled from head to foot. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

It flashed brightly in his eyes, forced out from within; but suddenly it would nearly expire in fright and flicker behind the smoke of perplexed alarm and embarrassment. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Diamonds, rubies, and emeralds flashed in her hair, and on her white neck and arms. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Mrs. Sympson came; we did not move: Mr. Sympson opened the dining-room door; Shirley flashed him back full payment for his spying gaze: she curled her lip, and tossed her tresses. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

In that moment it flashed across me that Thorn must be Captain Levison; the description was exact. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry James I mean Mr. Newsome.” It flashed for Strether the next moment a finer light, and the light deepened as she went on. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And then a sudden light flashed across her face. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H.P. Lovecraft Sheet lightning shimmered, and then a forky bolt flashed near at hand, as if descending into the accursed glen itself. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Rafael Sabatini It flashed away to be checked, quivering, in the branch he had indicated. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

H.P. Lovecraft Muskets flashed and cracked, and the flaming thing fell to the ground. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

As you——” “You can stay in the house if you choose!” flashed Nancy, growing feebly angry. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

H. Rider Haggard For of all that came to pass he saw but one thing, and that was the light of Whitefire as it flashed out high above him on the brow of the mountain when first Brighteyes smote at foe. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells Astraddle on Tono–Bungay, he flashed athwart the empty heavens — like a comet — rather, like a stupendous rocket! — and overawed investors spoke of his star. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

D. H. Lawrence They flashed in-sea, flashed from the foamy horror of the land. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Powers felt in his pocket, and as he withdrew his hand something flashed like steel in the sunlight. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Abraham Merri Something flashed on my hand . Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Marjorie Bowen I have been born and bred in folly, and in folly I must live and die, but I am not yet a patient fool to take this smilingly——” The manifold colours of the stage flashed and glittered. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Abraham Merri Her blue eyes flashed triumphantly; her chiming laughter rang. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Thomas Wolfe When I made hesitant efforts to take part in the brilliant conversation that flashed around me, I began to discover that I would have to be prepared for some very rude shocks. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Meredith Presently the singing began in an upper room, that had shortly before flashed with sudden light. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]