Phrases with "flashed"

They flashed past the helmed face, and she found that she had dropped her eyes lest she should see it. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

For a moment the candle flared in his hand; then his eyes met two other eyes, wide open, smiling, and the candle-flame flashed over hair heavy as gold. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

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]

Algernon Blackwood With the name of Vance it flashed upon his mind and vanished, too tiny to be thought about in this torrent of grander messages that shook the depths within his soul. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

George Gissing A glorious beauty flashed in her face. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

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

H. G. Wells It flashed into his head, as he cowered in the bottom of the car, that he might avoid all sorts of disagreeable and complicated explanations by pretending to be mad. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Beeton? He half rose from his chair, and, quick as lightning, another thought flashed through him, too. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle The woman’s eyes, however, flashed as she looked at it, and she raised it to her lips and kissed it passionately. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Algernon Blackwood That swift watchful look, as of a man who plays a part, flashed and vanished. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Virginia Woolf But inwardly? She flashed her yellow hawk’s eyes upon him as if she would pierce his soul. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

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

Was Doris thinking of him? Undoubtedly, for her eyes often flashed his way; but her main attention was fixed upon the road, though no one was in sight at the moment. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

It flashed upon me, as if it came with the sunlight. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

As the axes flashed in the sunlight and the wood grew thin, that gentle spirit was pleading with me for mercy and a brief respite. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

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]

He had brought along a lot of stock as security ——” “You didn’t take it, Silas!” his wife flashed out. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Nathaniel Hawthorne Her eyes glowed, so that their light sometimes flashed upward to me, as when the sun throws a dazzle from some bright object on the ground. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She flashed a brilliant smile upon him. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

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]

Florence Dixie But even as it flashed through the air she heard a cry full of intense pathos and yearning, her hand was struck up, the blade flew from her grasp, a torrent of rushing blood poured down upon her. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

A momentary gleam flashed from his eyes. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells Nobody had foreseen —— It flashed suddenly into his mind just what the multitudinous shambling enigma below meant. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

A startled cry came from inside the cottage, a big electric torch was flashed and a burly figure jumped across the threshold and flung itself upon the chauffeur. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Confound it all!” And his crestfallen countenance showed some ugly misgiving had flashed on him quite suddenly. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

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]

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

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes a “nova” flashed out and faded, outshining for a moment all its myriad neighbors. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling At dawn, across the Hurrum Hills, he flashed her counsel wise — At e’en, the dying sunset bore her husband’s homilies. Departmental Ditties and other verses by Rudyard Kipling [1886]

It flashed upon me in an instant that he had availed himself of my supposed decease to fasten his guilt upon my head. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Edith Wharton In the gray Trant atmosphere she flashed with prismatic fires. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

Charles Kingsley The conscious innocence flashed up in pride and scorn, in thoughts, even when she was alone, in words, of which she would not have believed herself capable. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

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

H.P. Lovecraft Suddenly a bulky white shape loomed up ahead of us, and we flashed on the second torch. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Algernon Blackwood The figure in the valley, it flashed to him, was, of course, “N.H.” in all his natural splendour, but a figure unknown surely to all records of humanity as such. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

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]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Bravely did the two brothers with their staff stand with smiling faces behind the shining counter, while swift messengers sped and telegrams flashed to draw in all the available resources of the bank. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning The shock had flashed A vision on us! What a head, What leaping eyeballs!—beauty dashed To splendour by a sudden dread. Last Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1862]

Oswald understood and flashed a grateful look his way before saying: “You will make the attempt at night?” “Certainly.” “And on Saturday?” “I’ve said it. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Edgar Rice Burroughs The wild racing of the giant drill betokened that it was running loose in AIR— and then another truth flashed upon me. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Algernon Blackwood It became a river of fire that flashed along the edge of the world with high, familiar speed. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It flashed through Luella’s mind that the nurse was going to be sick too. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

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

But then it flashed upon me, too, that if I could not bring witnesses to prove where I said I had been that week, neither could they bring witnesses to prove the contrary. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Miles Franklin She turned energetically in her chair, and her keen eyes flashed with scorn and anger as she spoke. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

She was dressed for riding, and wore a large hat with a feather and a great gold buckle that glittered and flashed in the firelight. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Arnold Bennett It flashed across him that a man can be great, even in crime. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Arnold Bennett Across Aribert’s mind there flashed then the true explanation. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Diamonds of enormous size flashed upon his garb and his hands. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Virginia Woolf It flashed upon me that he was in difficulties; he could no longer raise himself; his legs struggled vainly. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

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]

The women stopped in their work and with uplifted pestles flashed quick and curious glances from the gloom under the house. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Edith Wharton In a sky of iron the points of the Dipper hung like icicles and Orion flashed his cold fires. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

H. Rider Haggard Juanna turned and flashed on him a well-simulated glance of hate and scorn. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells Something flashed into Isbister’s mind; he started, and leaning over the table, listened. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Still the lightnings flashed around him and the thunder bursts seemed to announce the dissolution of nature. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

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]

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]

Then it flashed upon me —“The clown at my elbow, who is drinking his tea out of a basin and eating his bread with unwashed hands, may be her husband: Heathcliff, junior, of course. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle Even at that moment the thought flashed through my mind of how like they were to the tentacles of some poisonous insect. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Edgar Rice Burroughs Here should be located an observatory, from which might be flashed by wireless to every corner of the empire the correct time once each day. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Edith Wharton Below me, through hanging groves, white roofs and domes flashed like a smile. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Virginia Woolf Remarkable faces, figures of strong outline and gnarled feature have flashed upon us in passing; but it is through her eyes that we have seen them. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Abraham Merri It flashed back on high with the scarlet length of Cherkis’s son sprawled along its angled end. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling Pallant sawed on —‘out of certain events which occurred at the village of Huckley.’ The House came to attention with a parting of the lips like a hiccough, and it flashed through my mind. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

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

He informed the doctor of everything except the complicity of the butler, being silent on that point because Naughton Jones at the first mention of Fenton’s name, flashed him a warning glance. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

In quite a matter-of-fact way, then he pressed in the handle, and was just preparing to swing carelessly when suddenly his deep subconscious self flashed him a lightning signal of alarm. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

A light, too, flashed again under the door, but it was not the lantern this time, for the flash as it passed was too steady to be anything but that of an electric torch. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Virginia Woolf Lights winked on ladies’ arms as they turned; ripples of light flashed, stopped, and then flashed the opposite way as they turned their heads. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Naturally when she saw this, when that morning it flashed upon her for the first time, she did not like it; she liked it so little that for a space the whole beauty of Italy was blotted out. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Henry James As he rebounded to some other precaution suggested by his alarm, his appeal to Miss Dolman flashed straight away. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

H. G. Wells It caressed and provoked the luminosities that flashed and flickered in the water. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

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]

He was so busied from early morning (he was up at five-thirty every day) until evening, that life flashed like a meteor before his eyes and was gone. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson For in that moment she had flashed upon him like a jewel; and even through the strong panoply of a previous love he had been conscious of a shock. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Under cross-examination Mr. Mush grew pink and restive and his eye-glass flashed defensively. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

I found the garden-gate open, and a quick hope flashed across me that George might be there. How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

Presently, a light was flashed twice from the steamer’s stern, and the speed of the launch was immediately slowed down. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

But when his brothers and Mr. West came in without him to-night, it flashed into my mind like a dart. Robert Ashton’s Wedding-day by Ellen Wood [1870]

Anthony Hope The tidings of the king’s escape had flashed through the city, and all were there to do him honor. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

D. H. Lawrence Then, from time to time, some other consciousness, working mechanically, flashed into sharp phrases. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Suddenly, from the deep shadow of the cloud above the sea, a yellow light flashed silently cut — very small, very distant, very short-lived. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I wonder who else in the world would have done so much for a forlorn creature who just flashed across a few days of his busy life? and then I wonder who else could. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Oscar Wilde That had stirred him at the time, and now, as he stood gazing at the shadow of his own loveliness, the full reality of the description flashed across him. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Willa Cather Some of them had brought their wives to town, and now and then a red or a plaid shawl flashed out of one store into the shelter of another. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

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

Rudyard Kipling He followed on, flashed once more, and saw Dinah, her head pressed close to the right-hand side of it, her white-rimmed eyes green and set. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I wonder how Henri would——” She flashed a glance and an interjection upon him which checked the words upon his lips. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Andrew Lang And the youth bowed his head as the vision once more flashed before his eyes, and he accepted his doom, and made ready to pass his life with fear beside him. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Abraham Merri The golden helm flashed high above him. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

All at once, it flashed upon the Painter that he had seen this kind of group many a time before—and generally over a doorway. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

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]

D. H. Lawrence He flashed with a small laugh, shut his eyes, and met her in a long, whole kiss. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

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]

Chanrellon’s brown eyes flashed a bright response. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Madge’s words, uttered in her delirium, flashed across the doctor’s memory. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Edgar Allan Poe These thoughts, with a crowd of others equally fearful, flashed through my mind with a bewildering rapidity, and for some moments paralyzed me beyond the possibility of making any exertion. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

One vague brief thought of all that he had sacrificed flashed across his brain; and swift upon his track followed the thought of what he stood to lose. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She flashed through the restaurant, through the swing doors, out into the street and turned sharply down the narrow thoroughfare past the left hand side of the building. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Anthony Trollope Fire flashed from the clergyman’s eyes, and his teeth were set fast and his very nostrils were almost ablaze. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Bacon was most tenacious, not only of ideas, but even of the phrases, images, and turns of speech in which they had once flashed on him and taken shape in his mind. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Then it flashed into my head that the whole Socialist movement was an attempted corner in ideas. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

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]

Sinclair Lewis The breakfast set was of taffy-like peasant faience from Normandy, and the electrical toaster and percolator on the table were of nickel which flashed in the lively Midwestern morning sunshine. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

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

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

Theodore Dreiser What would that gossiping, scandal-loving world of which she knew so much say to a scene like this? For the first time in her life the import and horror of social ostracism flashed upon her. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James But she was always delighted when he made a remark which showed he was conscious of being of fine clayflashed out an allusion to his not being what he seemed. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George MacDonald The scales of his armour flashed like flakes of lightning. Lilith by George MacDonald

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]

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]

Ford Madox Ford It flashed through his mind at once that this was an extraordinary conjunction. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

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]

Victor Hugo Then she raised herself on her elbows, and an intense splendour flashed across her eyes, and through an ineffable smile her voice rang out clearly. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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]

George Meredith Adela, the youngest of the three, transferred her inward joy to the cottage children, whose staring faces from garden porch and gate flashed by the carriage windows. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The sunlight which flashed upon his yellow hair showed the look of sudden bewilderment in his face, the opening mouth and the staring eyes. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

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

The hand was relaxed, and the grip changed to his shoulder, while a small covered lantern was flashed in his face. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Edith Wharton Something flashed close to them, and Godfrey caught a single note, thrilling and sweet as a boy’s treble. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

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]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Even as he gazed a green mottled snake curled noiselessly over a branch above his head, and a bright-coloured paroquet broke suddenly from amid the foliage and flashed off among the tree-trunks. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

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 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]

H.G. Wells Mrs. Jehoram had a sweet face still, in shadow, with the light falling round her golden hair, and a curious theory flashed across the Angel’s mind. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

George MacDonald When they passed together from the shadow into the moonlight, the Shadow deepened in blackness, the animal flashed into radiance. Lilith by George MacDonald

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]

Jules Verne A sudden light flashed across his brain. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Edith Wharton A small spark was enough to kindle Lily’s imagination, and the sight of the grey dress and the borrowed prayer-book flashed a long light down the years. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell But the instant the truth flashed upon him he fixed his bright clear eyes, flaming with indignation, upon the counsellor, whose look fell at last before that stern unflinching gaze. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

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

E. F. Benson Then there was a block at Hyde Park Corner, and the royal liveries flashed by. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Wilkie Collins There, on either side of her, knelt the two Bouncers, devouring the jewel with their eyes, and screaming with ecstasy every time it flashed on them in a new light. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Jules Verne Instinctively the thought flashed across my mind that I should be wet through! By the water! in the midst of the water! I could not help laughing at the odd idea. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Algernon Blackwood And, very swiftly, a fragment of that inner scenery, laid like a theatre-inset against the playground of today, flashed through the depths of me, then vanished. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Algernon Blackwood This flashed upon the cinema screen, and Fillery divined it without the help of tedious letterpress. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

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]

Why, in the name of all that’s reasonable, did she refuse to marry Lovelace, when he was willing?” Tonia flashed an indignant look at him. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Edith Wharton The misgiving just flashed through him; but it left an inward chill. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Algernon Blackwood It was a personal hope, a personal desire; and, deep at the heart of it, Memory, passionate though elusive, flashed her strange signal of a personal love. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

The next moment he drooped his head, and gently, placidly, drifted away from earth, like an infant sinking to rest, The torch had flashed up before going out. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

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]

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]

Suddenly a bright light flashed across the darkness—flitted vaguely for a moment to and fro, and then came steadily towards us; resolving itself presently into a lanthorn carried by a man. A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards

And as the sudden revelation of the fact that this was so flashed upon my brain, such a sense of horror came rushing, whirling over me, that I staggered like a drunken man. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Arthur Machen But on the table the opal flamed and sparkled with such light as no eyes of man have ever gazed on, and the rays of the flame that was within it flashed and glittered, and shone even to my heart. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence The light of the lantern flashed on the cobbled path and the bottom of the wall. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

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]

G. K. Chesterton At the risk of losing all, the Marquis, interrupting his quiet stare, flashed one glance over his shoulder at the line of railway on his right. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

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

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

Angels serried before him their battalions: the long lines of adamantine shields flashed back on his blind eyeballs the unutterable splendour of heaven. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

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

She flashed her wedding-ring upon every occasion as if it were in truth the symbol of her deliverance from the prenuptial slavery of her dreadful affliction. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Meredith By-and-by, the thought flashed in her that they were going to be slaughtered. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Willa Cather It flashed upon Claude that these muscular quadrupeds were the actual authors of his fate. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

H. G. Wells My mind had flashed very rapidly from the realization of its significance to the thought that if one could be sure of that, then indeed one could pitch oneself high. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Algernon Blackwood The cheapness of a lesser day flashed everywhere. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

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]

Thomas Wolfe For as Randy spoke, and George remembered all that Merrit had told him about the Company, a terrific picture flashed through his, mind. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The bright stream flashed in sunshine, fell into a layer of white crawling smoke, and vanished on the black surface of coal. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Theodore Dreiser At the sight of Stires the thought in regard to the sixty thousand dollars’ worth of city loan certificates, previously referred to, flashed suddenly through his mind. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

All the events of my career, even those connected with my earliest childhood, flashed through my brain. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

But the inspector believed his lawful prey intended to escape into the darkness, and a hundred suspicious, angry thoughts flashed through his mind. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

George MacDonald Eyes flashed through the darkness, and I knew that Adam stood in his own shape beside me. Lilith by George MacDonald

Herman Melville Whoever built the house, he builded better than he knew; or else Orion in the zenith flashed down his Damocles’ sword to him some starry night, and said, “Build there. The Piazza by Herman Melville

John Galsworthy And, with a sickening sensation, it flashed on her how empty it would always feel without Wilfrid to see or look forward to. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

She held the valise lightly in her hand; it was not large, and she walked with raised head, scanning the faces that flashed before her. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Benjamin Disraeli Eh! Mr. Member of Parliament?” And his eye flashed fire, and he seemed to smack his lips at the very thought and mention of these delicious circumstances. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

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

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

By-and-by, a sudden recollection flashed upon me. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

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]

Then it flashed on me that this might be a religious incantation. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

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

Gray clouds floated in the sky, chasing each other heavily; wet trees flashed along the sides of the road, swinging their bare tops; little hills appeared and swam asunder. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle There it flickered for some time, and finally flashed past two successive windows underneath before the trees obscured our view of it. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Olaf Stapledon Suddenly I flashed many thousands of years ahead into that Patagonian civilization which is the last weary effort of your species. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

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

Guy de Maupassan Then a suspicion, which immediately became a certainty, flashed across Jeanne’s mind: He had been her mother’s lover. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

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]

Elizabeth Gaskell When she awoke a new idea flashed upon her with all the brightness of the morning. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

H. G. Wells The green weapons waved, flashed and slanted. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

It was, however, a long while before Ramon dropped off to sleep, as it had suddenly flashed into his mind that they might not be as safe as he had so confidently made out. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Jacques Futrelle The beady black eyes were all aglitter with the effort of repression, and some intangible message flashed in them. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Gauntry heard him and instantly flashed his torch in the direction from which the sound had come, at once showing up the white faces of the two watching men. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

If investigation should show that Mr. Barrows had an enemy ——” “Mr. Barrows had no enemy!” flashed from Mr. Pollard’s lips. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells Then the revolver moved a little and the glint of the sunlight flashed in Kemp’s eyes. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Abraham Merri Out flashed the blue blade and met the thrust of the black priest’s sword. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Just for an instant he wondered who the young girl could be: and then the thought flashed over him that “the woman” his father had married might have a grown-up daughter. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

William Godwin But the neglect she experienced from him after she entered it, flashed conviction upon her, in spite of his asseverations. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

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

Virginia Woolf Jewels flashed on her neck and her arms. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

There was still fire in the world; it flashed up at her touch and where she chose. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

George Meredith Twenty—you shall have thirty! Thirty napoleons additional!’ Ten fingers were flashed thrice. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She flashed a sidelong glance at him, but she did not stop playing. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

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]