Phrases with "fled"

Upon the strength of the Church depended the unity of Christendom. Weaken that integrity, and Christendom fell asunder into warring and jealous nations, and peace fled for ever from the world. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Sir Walter Scott They may maim me, or beggar me, but they shall not say I fled from my accusers. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

D. H. Lawrence She fled as much as possible to the wood. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett Panic seized her; she clutched the breast of her rose-coloured frock and panic-driven turned and fled into a thick clump of bushes where there was no path and where even Donal had never pierced. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Extremely annoyed at this, Jim came out impetuously, and Cornelius with a faint shriek fled along the verandah as far as the steps, where he hung on to the broken banister. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Guy de Maupassant But Madeleine murmured to her companion, in the same tone in which she had often called him by name, and he was seized by such a fit of anguish that he fled with all his might. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Jack London Again I fled to the boat, hotly pursued; but this time Maud made no suggestion of turning back. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

D. H. Lawrence And out of the chaos, she had fled with him to London. He was a broken, cold man. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Ann Radcliffe Her place of refuge now seemed too near her enemies to be safe, and she would have fled to a more distant part of the forest, but recollected that Peter would not know where to find her. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

But our arrows and javelins were too much for them, and they fled back to the island, few of them unwounded. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

Henry Fielding Joseph no sooner heard she was in bed than he fled with the utmost eagerness to her. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

M. P. Shiel But oh ! how I am trembling!” She turned inward, and without closing either of the windows, fled away over the bear-skins. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Fear is more contagious than enthusiasm, and they fled over the mountains like deer pursued by the hounds. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The Beni ‘Amr fled to the Hismá, and exiled themselves to Kerak in Syria, where they still dwell, owning the plain called Ganán Shabíb. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

John Polidori His sister, anxious for his safety, employed people to follow him; but they were soon distanced by him who fled from a pursuer swifter than any — from thought. The Vampyre by John Polidori

George Gissing She cried, fled to the door, escaped, and called Stella’s name aloud. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Jack London The people ceased work by hundreds of thousands and fled to the mountains, there to await the imminent coming of God and the rising of the hundred and forty and four thousand to heaven. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Kate Chopin Each time the brute had fled in abject terror, only to come creeping again into his master’s footsteps, when he thought himself forgotten. At Fault by Kate Chopin

William Blake But Los saw the Female & pitied He embrac'd her, she wept, she refus'd In perverse and cruel delight She fled from his arms, yet he followd 2. The Book of Urizen by William Blake [1794]

H. Rider Haggard Seeing what she had done, Angela turned and fled after her father. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Jack London We could see the front of their column filling the street from gutter to gutter, as the last war-automobile fled past. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

With my scruples had fled all fear, and I was ready to revel between bright skies and sparkling sea with the light-hearted detachment of Raffles himself. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

He was rarely to be found; he turned sullenly from the Egyptian — nay, he fled when he perceived him in the distance. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

The white man believed, and, grieving, fled to his house. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

I would fain go back to the old grey river, To the old bush days when our hearts were light, But, alas! those days they have fled for ever, They are like the swans that have swept from sight. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Thou speakest of fascination — it lives and it breathes in thee! I fled from Naples to fly from thy presence — it pursued me. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

To Wales fled the cristianitee Of olde Britouns, dwellyng in this yle; Ther was their refuge for the mene while. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

H. G. Wells Of course if I came upon them in the park or in the shrubbery (where I was a trespasser) I hid or fled in pious horror, but I was upon due occasion taken into the Presence by request. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Walter Scott There was bluff old Sir Geoffrey loved brandy and mum well, And to see a beer-glass turned over the thumb well; But he fled like the wind, before Fairfax and Cromwell, Which nobody can deny. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Jack London But Lip-lip was no longer leaderexcept when he fled away before his mates at the end of his rope, the sled bounding along behind. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Anatole France He fled with alarming recklessness. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

They fled and escaped from actuality. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Julian Hawthorne We fled onward, but so absorbed in my pursuit had I now become, that I recollect nothing distinctly until the tower of St. G——’s came into view. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

George MacDonald Her lap, however, would not hold more than half of it; and the instant she was gone, what she had not yet taken fled away underground, leaving the country as dry and dusty as her own heart. Lilith by George MacDonald

Rudyard Kipling Frankie fled inshore smack for the beach, till he was atop of the first breakers. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Richard Hakluy At our landing the people fled from their poor cottages with shrieks and alarms, to warn their neighbours of enemies, but by gentle persuasions we reclaimed them to their houses. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Rudyard Kipling Peroo wept copiously, and, promising never to despoil my garden again, fled from my presence. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The master-at-arms, finding he had no chance in argument, doused the glim — pitiable resource of a weak disputant — then basely fled the rhetorical consequences. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Gaston Leroux Do you understand, Sire? Between the moment when she fled from the kiosk and when she returned there, she had not the actual time to go to her medicine-closet to find the ipecac. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Sinclair Lewis She fled back to the dancers, and at Dave Dyer’s masterstroke of dropping an icicle down Mrs. McGanum’s back she applauded hysterically. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton The Duchess, alarmed for the health of Prince Ferrante, fled with him to the dower-house by the Piana; and the strange nature of his Highness’s distemper caused many to follow her example. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Where had they fled when the next morning I awoke? All of soul-inspiriting fled with sleep, and dark melancholy clouded every thought. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

William Makepeace Thackeray When they were gone, the smile that had lighted up the eyes of the HUSBAND and FATHER fled — the pride of the KING fled — the MAN was alone. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

H. G. Wells Sometimes, playing with the other girls and lads, she had fled into the wood, though never so far as this. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

This must have frightened him, for he fled round the corner, and I saw no more of him. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

The creatures of the deep, octopus and shark, greed and ferocity, fled before it. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

He fled away, and a little space his life preserved; but there staid behind him his stronger hand left in Heorot; heartsick thence on the floor of the ocean that outcast fell. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Percy Bysshe Shelley A victim to falsehood, she sank early to the tomb, and, ere her thirtieth year, she died—her spotless soul fled to eternal happiness. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

It lasted with varying fortune for two days, when the sultan of Emissa fled to his fortifications, and Walter of Brienne fell into the enemy’s hands. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Abraham Merri And shrinking as we fled from it, still it seemed to strain like some fettered Afrit from Eblis, throbbing with wrath, seeking with every malign power it possessed to break its bonds and pursue. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Arnold Bennett She fled candle in hand up the wide, many-cornered stairs; Gerald might be already in the bedroom, . The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

William Godwin From Iolchos, upon some insurrection of the people, Medea and Jason fled to Corinth. Here they lived ten years in much harmony. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Andrew Lang He fled here from Waq of the Caucasus — it is there you must make inquiry; there is no other way of getting at the truth. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

It seemed that their accomplices must have fled on the death of their leaders. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Gaston Leroux That accounts for the fact that the murderer left no trace of his steps when he fled from The Yellow Room, nor any in the laboratory, nor in the vestibule. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Rudyard Kipling The car stopped, and it fled away. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Edith Wharton But with the arrival of the packers she was afoot and in command again, and he withdrew submissively, as Mr. Spragg, in the early Apex days, might have fled from the spring storm of “house-cleaning. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Jack London To escape them he fled into the mountains. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Birds, beasts, serpents, and poachers fled affrighted to the right and left of his course. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

The porter was drawing the cord at the moment Milady cried from her window, “Don’t open!” The young man fled while she was still threatening him with an impotent gesture. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

But those who fled for God’s sake, after they were wronged, we will surely establish them in this world with good things; but the hire of the future life is greater, if ye did but know. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

The affrighted out-rider fled with horror: she already knew that the clerk had committed one homicide; a second would cost him still less thought; and thus it happened that egress was left easy. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Radclyffe Hall Then Stephen turned and fled from them wildly. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

These are his very words: “Pactyas, hearing that the Persian army drew near, fled first to Mitylene, then to Chios, and there fell into the hands of Cyrus.” (See Herodotus, i. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

He fled in fear the fatal scourge, seeking shelter, a sinful man, and entered in. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Jack London Many young men fled into the mountains to escape serving in the militia. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

And where is the merit of your boasted virtue? What temptations have you vanquished? Coward! you have fled from it, not opposed seduction. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Sir Walter Scott Some fled from their houses, some feigned themselves sick, some surrendered themselves to the government as suspected persons. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Sinclair Lewis He gaped when the younger and more slender sprang up, fled to Edith Cortright, and kissed her. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim I can feel that she is trembling, and the colour has fled from her cheeks. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Louisa May Alcott He fled at once, and the minute it was well, “Up with the bonnets of bonnie Dundee,” she slipped away to return no more till the young gentleman departed in high dudgeon. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

William Makepeace Thackeray He fled in abject terror to a convent. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Had Barbara Rebell been free, so the paralysed woman now told herself, James Berwick would have fled from the neighbourhood of the Priory at the first dawn of his attraction. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Rudyard Kipling The wild boar of Asia could not have cut down a couple more scientifically, but this little pig lacked his ancestor’s nerve and fled shrieking over their bodies. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Thomas Wolfe And so, half full of purpose, they eventually fled the task they were not equal to — and they pottered, tinkered, gardened, carpentered, and drank. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

I had been one of the earliest victims, and well I remember how I fled home from the Sabbath school with the snowballs of the town roughs rattling off my chimney-pot. Prester John by John Buchan

Olaf Stapledon Both at first greeted him as an ally, but before he fled he had been reviled by each in turn. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Nor sleep nor ease the furious queen can find; Sleep fled her eyes, as quiet fled her mind. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Gissing He fled like the wind; but the spirit was close behind him, and wherever he turned his head, he saw the familiar face grinning a devilish mockery. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

The bird took fright and fled with a clatter of wings. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Houses were carried bodily away and smashed like nuts; others were menaced and deserted, the door locked, the chimney cold, the dwellers fled elsewhere for safety. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Suddenly the world grew light about him, the shadows fled away. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Jules Verne But when they attempted to approach, it fled rapidly away. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Mary Webb A few woodlarks played there, but they fled at the oncoming tumult. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

But at last a cheer from the other side of the laager reached me, and almost at the same instant the enemy turned tail and fled for their lives. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Wilkie Collins She fled from the room, and rushed down the stairs. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

H.P. Lovecraft In a dream I fled from that haunted and accursed pile, and ran swiftly and silently in the moonlight. The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Edgar Allan Poe From that chamber, and from that mansion, I fled aghast. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Ivan Turgenev I crimsoned, picked up my gun from the ground, and pursued by a musical but not ill-natured laugh, fled to my own room, flung myself on the bed, and hid my face in my hands. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

And there men find first a church of our Lady, where that she met the monks, when they fled away for the vermin above-said. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

H. G. Wells Her ladyship instantly fled to Folkestone with Miss Somerville and Fison, until the funeral should be over and my mother’s successor installed. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Rudyard Kipling Then he fled on horseback through the night with his heart in his mouth. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins But I turned back in time; and, reckless of all danger, fled from the sight of him, over the rugged and perilous surface of the cliff. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Rudyard Kipling But it was only a wild cat after all; and it fled before the shoes of civilisation. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Machen Her scream rang and rang in his ears; she had fled away from him as if he offered some fate darker than death. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Thomas Paine The exiles who have fled from France, whose case he so much interests himself in, and from whom he has had his lesson, fled in consequence of the miscarriage of this plot. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

But sleep had fled from his dull and glazed eyes. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

E. F. Benson She fled from her at Riseholme too, and said she would never go to her house. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Algernon Blackwood This instinct to protect her fled as soon as it was born, for the interest of the conversation in which she so quickly plunged him obliterated all minor emotions whatsoever. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

They fled for fear; with these, he chas’d along Camers the yellow-lock’d, and Numa strong; Both great in arms, and both were fair and young. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Robert Louis Stevenson She stood up and showed herself an instant in the gap relieved upon the sky line; and the next, fled trembling and sat down glowing with excitement on the Weaver’s stone. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne It grieved him to the very depth of his kind heart to observe how the children fled from his approach, breaking up their merriest sports while his melancholy figure was yet afar off. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Radclyffe Hall What was the matter with her? She was growing positively brutal! She fled from the room, leaving Milly to cough and choke alone. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

I could have fled from it, as from an intolerable humiliation. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Of course I might have fled from the house, but my curiosity was almost as strong as my fears. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Thomas Wolfe Stumbling blindly, he fled after the others. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Everyone fled to his own sleeping-place. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

H.P. Lovecraft It be’ee, zur? Again?” Then they all turned and fled frantically. The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Charles Dickens Bruce, after losing a battle and undergoing many dangers and much misery, fled to Ireland, where he lay concealed through the winter. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Jack London The boy pursued him, and he, a stranger in the village, fled between two tepees to find himself cornered against a high earth bank. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Algernon Blackwood He saw but a section of its curve and sweep, but through its entire length of several miles the Wadi fled away. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Jack London Automobiles fled past, two, three, a dozen, and from them warnings were shouted to us. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Sinclair Lewis I’m trying — Lord knows what I’m trying!” With which childish statement Whit fled from the house. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

I started to my feet and fled down the valley at my utmost speed. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Robert Green Ingersoll He fled from his native land and was a vagabond in nearly every nation of Europe. He declared that he fought not what men really believed, but what they pretended to believe. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

E. Phillips Oppenheim We had twelve ships, and nearly five hundred men, and everywhere the people fled without fighting, for no one could stand against Ulric and his men. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

M. R. James It was a really horrible sound, and Anderson felt that if he had been alone he must have fled for refuge and society to some neighbour bagman’s room. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

H. Rider Haggard Then Gudruda fled back to her seat. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

May they die as my hopes have died, or, if they live, may they bruise his heart as mine is bruised, and curse their father as —” Here I fled the house. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells His doubts and questionings had fled before her presence. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Guy de Maupassant Throwing the reins to my orderly, I fled to my room and shut myself in to reflect. The Specter (Apparition) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Many a time they fled from one another, but always, and however they fled, it was towards each other their steps were directed. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Andrew Lang But in an instant the animal was aroused to a sense of her danger, and she fled with all her strength into the thickest part of the forest. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

For they that dwelt in this region fled years ago, accounting the place accursed. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Jack London He turned and fled away, not from the hurt of the fire, but from the laughter that sank even deeper, and hurt in the spirit of him. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Anna Katherine Green Appalled at the discovery, I fled to the front. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

H. Rider Haggard On these Leonard and Otter opened fire with rifles, but it was not until three or four of them had fallen that the rest fled to join their companions beneath the shelter of the sheds. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Abraham Merri Wrath fled from her knitted brows; her eyes dropping to the girl, lost their dreadfulness; softened. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Walter Scott Unnoticed by those who had hitherto detained him as a prisoner — he fled from the fatal spot, without much caring in what direction his course lay. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Aphra Behn Nay, like young Paris fled with the fair prize, your fond, your eager passion made it a rape. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Sir Richard Burton We fled from him right and left and he saw us not, for his sight was altogether blent, but we were in terrible fear of him and made sure we were dead men despairing of escape. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

George Meredith Behold its triumph in the hag That lives with looks decayed! And lo, the man of oaken head, Of soldier’s honour bare, He fled his land, but most he fled His Lady’s frigid stare. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Charles Dickens All consideration, reflection, mercy, forbearance; everything by which a goaded man can curb his rage and passion; fled from him as he turned back. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

For, alack, their smell it is fled with the summer; and only their fair bodyes lie withouten soul, in tomb of clay, awaiting resurrection. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The Cossack who had the letter quivered and fell from his horse; the others fled at full speed. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Rudyard Kipling It must have been the child by the fountain, but he fled at our approach, leaving a little toy boat in the water. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Richard Hakluy Vcita fled to another towne that he had in another sea port. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Had it not been for this I would have burst through them and fled to the boat; but as long as he was away I felt bound to wait; and though I longed to fly, I could not for his sake. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Anthony Hope But Rosa turned and fled down the passage and through the shop. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Charles Dickens Do not seem to know him, except as one who fled with you from the jail, and if they question you about him, do not answer them. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

And they all moved over to Mary. “Daughter,” said the eldest of the three, “we are hungry,” and he beamed on her so contentedly that all fear and diffidence fled from her on the instant. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

I, armed, I fled before a breath — to you. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

With a bitter cry of anguish I fled from the room, and flinging myself on my bed, sobbed myself to sleep like a child. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

Robert Green Ingersoll They fled at the first appearance of the dawn, and the other will vanish with the perfect day. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Meredith Crossjay felt as if he were in the presence of Sir Willoughby. He fled on ricketty legs, and had a fall and bumps down half a dozen stairs. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Rudyard Kipling It seemed to me that both our guest and his fellow-villain in uniform smiled as we fled down the road easterly betwixt the narrowing hedges. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The breathless idyl left them, fled on to other lovers; they looked around one day and it was gone, how they scarcely knew. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson If London is unsafe for your treasures, it cannot long be safe for you; and indeed, if I at all fathom the plan of your solicitor, I fear I may find you already fled on my return. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Now I fled the very mention of things I had once delighted in. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Anthony Trollope They fled at all corners, and in a few seconds not a streak of blue ribbon was to be seen in the square. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Robert Browning But the world thought otherwise and went on, And my head’s one that its spite was spent on: Thirty years are fled since that morning, And with them all my head’s adorning. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Why, in the saints’ names, fled he at our approach?” Then said Vanucci, “Friends, methinks this has nought to do with him we seek. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

I should have fled at the sight of him had I had the chance, but I was attended to first by a slatternly girl who, I am sure, called him up to view me. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. Rider Haggard Then did they remember the war and say, “Lo! he hath of a surety slain his brother,” and they would have taken and killed him, but he rose and fled swiftly, and as he fleeted by he slew the woman. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Nikolai Gogol On the same day that the Evil One made away with Peter, Basavriuk appeared again; but all fled from him. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Olaf Stapledon It will be remembered that he was suffering an agony of indecision about the war, that he hurried to a recruiting office, and then fled away from it. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The old pale ghost of its dead lord was an obedient shadow, waiting to surrender its charge before it fled to its appointed torment. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

George Gissing He disliked children; fled the sight and the sound of them in most cases, and, when this was not possible, regarded them with apprehension, anxiety, weariness, anything but interest. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

All fled at his approach, both men and animals, and he was a proud Ass that day. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

H. G. Wells We have descriptions of the rude surgery of the time and abstracts of the mental disorders through which minds fled from reality. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Andrew Lang The Drakos, when he heard that Janni had come back, fled for fear forty fathoms deeper underground. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells After that, horrified at his own consequences, young Caddles fled his home for two days and nights. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Arthur Machen He had heard the trees shrieking in the woods, and the long wail of the wind, and across the heaven a white moon fled awfully before the streaming clouds. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Dismayed at the failure of their usual method of forcing an entrance, the heathen, who had marched so steadily against the musketry fire, broke and fled under the volleys of the besieged. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

With a gasp Alice awoke, as it were, from her nightmare, and, almost wild with terror, fled round the bed to the door. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

James Payn I could not hear to see disgrace fall upon my children, and so I fled from them, in hopes to save them from it. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Fearful cries arose and the gang, who were at the door, fled right and left, leaving four or five of their number crushed beneath the ponderous mass. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Alfred Tennyson Amazed he fled away Through the dark land, and later in the night Had come on Psyche weeping: ‘then we fell Into your father’s hand, and there she lies, But will not speak, or stir. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Her heart ached with remorseful pity for the deserted wife, deserted by the man who had fled from his country, flung himself into a service of danger, flung away his life perhaps. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Aphra Behn She is fled to Brussels, to a nunnery of Augustines, where the Lady Abbess is her aunt, and where for a little time she is secure, till I can follow her. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

H. Rider Haggard At length he could bear it no longer, but, turning, fled out of the room and out of the house, far into the night. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton All her hopes dissolved, and she was conscious of sitting rigidly, with high head and straight lips, while the irresistible word fled with a last wing-beat into the golden mist of her illusions . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Gustave Flauber Salammbo let herself slide down to him; and they fled at full gallop, circling the Punic camp in search of a gate. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Jack London A puppy alone by the river bank meant a puppy dead or a puppy that aroused the camp with its shrill pain and terror as it fled back from the wolf-cub that had waylaid it. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

William Morris Maybe thou wilt say: Why didst thou not take my hand and flee with me as we fled to-day? Friend, it is most true, that were she not dead we had not escaped thus far. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Mary Webb Fff! knitting!’ The startled pigeons fled up with a steely clatter of wings at his sudden laughter. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Rudyard Kipling She turned her head and the name she said   Was certainly not my own; But ere I could speak, with a smothered shriek   She fled and left me alone. Departmental Ditties and other verses by Rudyard Kipling [1886]

Anthony Trollope She fled from London during a visit he made to Brighton with the object of preaching to a congregation by which his eloquence was held in great esteem. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott To whom, indeed, could they have restored you? He whom you selected as your champion is in prison, or fled — your father absent from town — your uncle in the north. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope She fled like a roe to her own chamber, and then, having turned the bolt, she enjoyed the full luxury of her love. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Wall fled to the quarter-deck, and Shandon, followed by the doctor, rushed on deck to look. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

No wonder Castro fled from the passage. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

M. P. Shiel I spun motionless, fled riveted, was fixed in sick gyrations, like the statue of a whirlwind, was everything in a moment and nothing, a circle in flesh, symbol of infinity, sign of zero. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

We came to her like visitors from heaven itself; her high-wrought courage; her hardly sustained firmness, fled with the appearance of relief. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Adam Lindsay Gordon So we fled (with a cheering word to say At times as we hurried on), From sounds that at intervals died away, And at intervals came anon. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

I waited for some time until I thought that everything was hushed throughout the mansion, then made my way quietly to the principal entrance, which having easily opened, I fled as if pursued. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

She must have fled with another of her lovers, Maurice d’Escorval.” “You are mistaken. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Arnold Bennett It had fallen to him to discover the legendary woman who had fled from Bursley before he was born, and of whom nobody knew anything. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

D. H. Lawrence The Colonel once departed, Aaron fled again, this time out of the front doors, and down the steep little park to the gates. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London On the contrary, she grew more excited and angry every moment, until, in the end, White Fang flung dignity to the winds and frankly fled away from her across the fields. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

The dog shrieked for mercy and the other two fled with their tails between their legs. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Rudyard Kipling About noon I heard horses in the valley, and the three men loosed my ropes and fled out, and De Aquila’s men rode up. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Jack London Three times, four times, and half a dozen times, his sharp little teeth scored on the newcomer, until White Fang, yelping shamelessly, fled to the protection of his mother. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

The ghostly elementals broke and fled in chaos; a grey swirl of snow received them, and then the golden mist was around her again and she was sinking and moving forward through it. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

The nimbler women fled right and left, the slower men just dropped whatever they had in their hands, and remained petrified with dropping jaws. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

The chaoûsh, who had outlived many a similar fray, fled in the very first encounter, and we neither saw nor heard any more of him. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

George Meredith Her heavenly lover fled her, and she laughed, For laughter was her spirit’s weapon then. Odes in Contribution to the Song of French History by George Meredith [1898]

They fled to the garden as soon as any one ventured into the drawing room, to interrupt their tete-a-tete. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Henry Kingsley The good horse, with elastic and easy motion, fled on his course like a bird; lifting his feet clearly and rapidly through the grass. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

William Makepeace Thackeray Men fled from their tottering habitations and returned to them, scared by greater danger. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]