Phrases with "follow"

George Eliot It does not in the least follow that they are seeking by studied hypocrisy to get something for themselves. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Bram Stoker When the dusk began to thicken, Mr. Salton and Sir Nathaniel walked home — the trap had been sent away early in the day — leaving Adam to follow in his own time. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Bram Stoker At any rate, we might be able to follow him in force. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

D. H. Lawrence She was due to follow her Alexander in three months’ time, to Sydney. Came letters from him, en route — and then a cablegram from Australia. He had arrived. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

You will understand that I am going to follow these men. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Frederick Marryat She’ll follow us, depend upon it. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

George Eliot Mrs. Poyser had taken the two boys away into the dining-room to give them some cake before they went home in the cart with Grandfather and Molly was to follow as fast as possible. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Until this estrangement and the rapid and uncontrollable development of my relations with Isabel which chanced to follow it, I seemed to have solved the problem of women by marriage and disregard. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Sometimes a bell attached to the instrument would ring and a real telegram come through, which Miss Lane would take off while Laura tried hard to follow the pointer on the smaller, upper dial. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

To follow the dream, and again to follow the dream — and so — ewig — usque ad finem. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Theodore Dreiser He arranged at once to have his client appear before any warrant could be served, and to forestall the newspaper palaver which would follow it if he had to be searched for. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

I alone could follow the finer shades, the mutual play of glance and gesture, the subtle tide of covert battle. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Rudyard Kipling If Burkett was transferred she’d try to follow him. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He paused in his almost ceaseless task of rolling dark-colored, unappetizing-looking tobacco into ill-shaped cigarettes, and for a moment seemed about to follow him. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling We Barons follow the Church, and, like Anselm, we speak what we please. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Bronislaw Malinowski The infant is therefore always of the husband’s totem, and it is the reincarnation of this individual spirit which has chosen to follow the man and his wife on their wanderings. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Edith Wharton She meant to follow him in a moment, but first she must let the troubled waves subside. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anthony Trollope We need not follow Sir Orlando through his speech. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

We were interrupted by Ah-Win, who suddenly made his appearance before us and beckoned me to follow him. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Olaf Stapledon And as for being intelligible to ordinary people, you always claim to be one of them, and you seem to follow it all pretty well. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

We’ve got to follow her somehow. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edith Wharton Durand, with one of his rare flashes of self-possession, had converted his stammer into a strangling cough, and, released by the Duchess, made haste to follow his rescuer out of the room. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

And well, Mr Grant, if you really want to know, I just had to follow Atlanta Shergold to England. She’s the dumb blonde in Marta’s I mean: in Miss Hallard’s play. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Ralph Waldo Emerson Willingly does she follow his steps with the rose and the violet, and bend her lines of grandeur and grace to the decoration of her darling child. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

After resting himself a moment he would presumably follow one of the retiring burial squads. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Next follow those that are constructed for twilight; and, last of all, those destined for total darkness, and whose formation is quite peculiar. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

But each stage of decay will follow in its course. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Algernon Blackwood Smoke, most sensitive of barometers, had been the first to feel it, but the dog was not slow to follow suit, for on looking down he noted that Flame was no longer asleep. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

I intended now, as I said before, to follow Gosse's dray track, for I knew he could not be very far in advance. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

But I heard on deck the whistle of the officer of the watch and remained on the alert to catch the order that was to follow this call to attention. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

She rose and moved away from the table, inviting by a sign the other to follow her; which he did at once, yet slowly and as it were warily. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle Still higher and higher the two birds mounted, while the horsemen, their faces upturned, strained their eyes in their efforts to follow them. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Anna Katherine Green Beckoning to his host to follow him, he turned towards the house. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

George Gissing A good beginning is much, but how many musicians are able to follow it up? My dear Alma, let me implore you not to imagine that you will be able to dispense with this kind of help. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Tobias Smolle This I mention as a necessary piece of information to those who may be inclined to follow the same route. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang The Fairy bade them follow her to the castle, and they marched thither in a body, and Jack blew the horn and demanded admittance. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson If she refused him, he would have done his utmost, and might follow his own way in the future with an untroubled conscience. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then, so well was he aware of Stone’s uncanny power of intuition that he was terrified as to what would follow next. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Alphonse Daudet Prince Gregory wanted to follow him, but the Tarasconian refused, bent on confronting Leo alone. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

James Joyce I don’t follow you that far in your otherwise accurate account. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

It was indeed impossible that Scott’s towering fame should not draw the nobler sort, and his immense gains the baser, to follow in his track: and they promptly did so. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

A man shall appear gentle, courteous, and benevolent to all mankind; follow him into his own house, maybe you see a tyrant morose and savage to all whose happiness depends upon his kindness. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Give me the Lamp, Ambrosio. I must descend alone into these Caverns: Wait here, and if any one approaches, warn me by your voice; But as you value your existence, presume not to follow me. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Odd, the Foundling-skald, of Kormak's kin, was to follow the horse of his kinsman through the day. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle All was bustle and movement in the camp, for the old Emir had mounted his camel, and some of his party were already beginning to follow their companions. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

It struck him that if Mrs. Jarsell wished to escape, she would certainly use her biplane, and it was just as well to follow in his own and run her to earth. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

William Morris Thy rede is good, and in all ways will I follow it save one; to wit, that if I have not found the damsel ere ye turn back, I must needs abide in this land searching for her. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Sidi Mohammed attempted this place, and the present Sultan endeavoured to follow up these efforts. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Francis Bacon Again, by the knowledge of physical causes there cannot fail to follow many indications and designations of new particulars, if men in their speculation will keep one eye upon use and practice. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Although every part of the body varies slightly, it does not follow that the necessary parts should always vary in the right direction and to the right degree. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

We cannot hesitate about which to open; we have only, indeed, to follow the recognized tradition of Elgin, which would never have entered the library. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

H. Rider Haggard However, do not be afraid, for I think it probable that I shall soon follow him. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Frederick Marryat He did not know where to follow the gang, as they had not said where they were going, farther than to the sea-coast. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Anthony Trollope He directed them to stay where they were till this man of God should be among them, and he besought them strictly to follow any advice which he might give them. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell A letter from him might now be expected any day; and he would assuredly follow quickly on its heels. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

I had seen it follow its mistress upstairs when she went to bed; and wondered much how it could have got out there, and what mischievous person had treated it so. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Anthony Trollope Stories were not slow to follow her, averring that she had been cruelly ill-used by Neroni and that to his violence had she owed her accident. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

But Mr. Orcutt, while a prey to unwonted passions, had not yet lost control of his reason, and reason told him that impulse was an unsafe guide for him to follow at this time. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Francis Bacon Now follow five classes of instances which under one general name I call Instances of the Lamp, or of First Information. They are those which aid the senses. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

William Makepeace Thackeray As they came along, all the portraits on the wall stepped out of their frames to follow them. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Wilkie Collins Come back — come back!” She rose impulsively while she spoke, as if to follow him into the dining-room, if he persisted in leaving her. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

But she had chosen to follow the counsel of expediency, and it had led her upon the crooked way through which I have striven to follow her. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Guy de Maupassan If you will follow Sabina, she will show you to it. The Marquis by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins In every other proceeding which related to his marriage, he had been kept in the background; he had been compelled to follow in the footsteps of his ingenious friend. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

He walked leisurely on to his room in the caravanserai, and told her that she might follow him whenever it suited her convenience. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

John Galsworthy What I should say you’ve got to do is to follow her. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Now one day Thorkel bade his men to follow him, and search for the lair of the bear. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

I will not follow you to the Sepulchre, or accept the services of your infernal Agents. Antonia shall be mine, but mine by human means. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

As he got near this place he kept lettin’ ’em git a bit nearer and nearer to him, so as they’d follow him up just where he wanted. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Caroline Lamb That wretched girl may, perhaps, follow us. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

I believe it was good advice, but it seems to me to have one drawback — to follow it may be to tell a lie. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

He is to follow next, and I certainly somehow don’t like that man. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

For this I am to blamelikewise for omitting certain explicit cautions, which the pages that follow will now in part supply. The Meaning of Truth by William James

I need not follow my progress in detail. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Anthony Trollope She would, she added, go with her father on the next day, if he would wait; or she would follow him. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Why! If Lantier dared to follow her about, all she had to do was to call a policeman and have him locked up. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins I was just in time to see her tear open the garden gate, and set forth on her walk back at a pace which made it hopeless to attempt to follow and stop her. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Charles Dudley Warner If I were to follow his literary method exactly, I should do nothing more. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Henry Handel Richardson That’s what makes them look at you and follow you about. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

James Joyce If you just follow the atten . Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Kate Chopin At a slight and imperceptible motion of the bridle, well understood by Beauregard, the horse sprang forward into a quick canter, leaving Nelson and his rider to follow as they could. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Guy de Maupassant One evening, as he was returning home, a dog began to follow him. Mademoiselle Cocotte by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Anthony Hope But you should follow him; you should keep him in sight. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Wilkie Collins I put as bright a face on it as I could, and asked if he proposed to follow Mr. Sebright’s advice. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Foxley directed them to accompany him and Rashleigh to follow with his provision bags; they then all went to the back door of the dwelling-house. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

I don’t fancy he’ll be best pleased to see me, but I must have an interview with him before he leaves Australia, if I have to follow him round the country to get it. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Sir Walter Scott Varney seemed to want the inclination, or perhaps the power (for his fall had been a severe one), to follow his retreating enemy. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Wilkie Collins It was so dark that twenty thieves instead of two would have found it useless to follow me. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Borrow I thought I could do no better than follow his example, and accordingly procuring a rope from the mill, I led my own horse into the water. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

At last I had got on the track of something certain about this mysterious country, and all the way back I wondered if I should have the courage to follow it up. Prester John by John Buchan

Robert Louis Stevenson He is first conscious of this material — I had almost said this practical — pre-occupation; it does not follow that it really came the first. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mary Webb Mysterious of eye, leisured, vividly red and white, they followed the old man as queens might follow an usher. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

He feared not death, yet he desired ardently to live, for life to him was Nina. She had promised to come, to follow him, to share his danger and his splendour. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Walter Scott Kicking Jeanie on the shins, by way of hint that she should follow her example, she sunk her head upon her hand for the space of a minute. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

I was bound, gentlemen, as you see, to follow out my adventure to the end. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

John Morley It has forced them to follow truth slowly along paths steep and devious. Voltaire by John Morley

This last is the road taken by the Council of People’s Commissars. We cannot and will not follow it. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Theodore Dreiser And she would find work where he could not follow her up so easily. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The woman descended, and Dobson, after making sure that no one else meant to follow her example, also left the carriage. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Jonathan Swif I dined with Mrs. Vanhomrigh. Well, sirrahs, you are gone to Wexford; but I’ll follow you. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Andrew Lang So he too, like the others, had been forced against his will to follow the voice that called him. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith But we shall have to follow him, or stay at home drivelling. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Gissing Let us follow her, one Saturday afternoon early in the year. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

The good people of Adelaide were making quite a game of anyone with a big nose, and with small boys it was now the custom to follow excitedly after anyone so endowed. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Robert’s voice, desiring me to follow him, recalled me to myself. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

It was stated that many of them had started to follow persons travelling to the island, but, their energy failing, had abandoned the journey half-way and gone back. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

H. Rider Haggard I fancy that our friends, the slave-dealers yonder, have had enough of our company, and are scarcely likely to follow us. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

H.P. Lovecraft Their arrangement was odd, and seemed to follow the symmetries of some cosmic geometry unknown to earth or the solar system. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Anatole France But while descending the stairs, my kind tutor said: “Tournebroche, my boy, remember, during the whole meal, to follow all my movements, to enable you to imitate them. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

James Joyce Dress the pussy for her nighty and follow her piggy-tails up their way to Winkyland. See little poupeep she’s firsht ashleep. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

G. K. Chesterton That is why this episode is worth noting and recalling if only as an episode; and all the more so, if it is in sharp contrast with the episodes that follow as well as the episodes that went before. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Algernon Blackwood His mind, indeed, was too confused for definite ratiocination, and he was only able to follow blindly the strongest instincts that moved in him. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Zona Gale It was easy to follow now, and St. George went breathlessly on past the rudely-hewn walls and giant pillars of that hidden way. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Sinclair Lewis But Istra seemed to have lost interest; and he didn’t in the least follow her when she observed: “Doubtless it was the best butter. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens It behoves us to leave Kit for a while, thoughtful and expectant, and to follow the fortunes of little Nell; resuming the thread of the narrative at the point where it was left, some chapters back. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Richard Burton Sheep’s wool is burnt in the sick-room, as death would follow the inhaling of any perfume. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Peter swung his horse round, ready to follow east at a higher level, for it was certain that any deer would at first keep to the riverside ground. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Bram Stoker As it stands, it is impossible to believe that it emanated from a child of ten quite free to follow out its inclinations. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Benjamin Disraeli He had his reasons for wishing to regain his old, his natural influence, over her heart; he did not doubt for an instant that, if Cadurcis sued, success must follow the condescending effort. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

There are women, more women than men, who are born to follow the straight way,—to whom crooked paths are full of unknown terrors. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Robert Louis Stevenson I knew him with the tail of my eye — it was Stewart the Writer; and, blessing my good fortune, turned in to follow him. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

He had in him an iconoclastic, even revolutionary vein which he obviously wanted to follow up and yet somehow never did follow up. Collected Essays by George Orwell

It is not from mistrust that I request you to follow me, but for my security. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

What diabolical influence induced you to follow May, step by step, like a common policeman?” This time Lecoq was stupefied. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells They pass, and the clanking coal-wasting steamers will follow them, giving place to cleaner, finer things. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Henry James It’s moreover just what your lips have already expressed so distinctly!” She clearly did her best to follow him. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

George Meredith He had only to say the word: I could have done all the business for him, and no contest to follow by my fireside. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Schalken felt a vague alarm at the sight of this figure, and at the same time an irresistible impulse to follow its guidance. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells My idea is to follow up the pig and get hold of a loin chop. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

William Godwin Among other things he caused the matrons of Rome by his incantations to follow him in troops among woods and mountains, being bewitched and their souls subdued by the irresistible charms of his magic. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Willa Cather Too tired to follow the orchestra with much understanding, she crouched down in her seat and closed her eyes. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson If you recognise in yourself some such decisive taste, there is no room for hesitation: follow your bent. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins My first impulse was to follow Mira, without waiting for a formal invitation from her aunt. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Thomas Hughes Arthur promised to follow as soon as he had had a dance. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

H. G. Wells It has persuaded them to mount upon its back and now they must follow the logic of its path. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Ford Madox Ford He had called them the poor bloody Germans. He had said that it was the worst disservice you could do your foes not to let them know that remorseless consequences follow determined actions. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

G. K. Chesterton We then drink to that calling and to all who follow it. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Anthony Trollope He took off his hat as he rode up, and asked her whether she was tired after the ball; and then dismounting, he left his mare to follow as she pleased. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

But few of us are willing to hold and follow them. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Henry James You live in the whirl and hurry of a world into which a poor artist can hardly find it to his advantage to follow you. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The dwarf went forward to him and said something in a low voice, whereupon he took a torch from the wall at his side and signed to us to follow him. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Virginia Woolf But my observation has been that those who permit themselves to follow every sexual impulse are quite as miserable as those who repress every sexual impulse. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Anthony Trollope They did not follow the same pursuits. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Man is tormented with words like midges, and they follow him right into the tomb. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

He might look for me on the other side, but more likely would follow the beasts so as to get the high ground. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

I meant to follow her to her room; but I felt unable to control myself, and I went home. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Plentiful rains immediately follow her arrival. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

There was no one there except a queer-looking little girl in a linen smock, who beckoned her to follow to the folding-doors which divided the apartment from the other at the back. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Anthony Trollope I am going tomorrow morning early, and my mother and sisters will follow after me in a few weeks. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

It will be much better for you to take refuge with me, who will not fail to avert any inquiries, until the event has blown over, when you will be at liberty to follow your plans in safety. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

D. H. Lawrence They turned to follow Madame into the house. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

I dare not visit her in case they follow me. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

W. H. Hudson Whenever Santos turned back to come to close quarters with him, he retired, only to turn and follow us again as soon as Santos resumed his course. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

He opened the matter fully to his soldiers, calling on all who would save their countrymen to follow him. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

We had missed the indistinct beginning of the trail on the side of the ravine, and had to follow the course of the stream. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Edith Wharton For a fantastic instant he was moved to follow Madame de Chantelle’s suggestion and urge Anna to withdraw her approval. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Henry James But at the present time he could hardly have been said to follow this exponent as she darted fish-like through the sea of speculation. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

H. G. Wells I do not see why it should not follow the reverse direction. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

G. K. Chesterton But he was ultimately convinced of the persistent refusal of the balloon to follow the roads, and the still more persistent refusal of the cabmen to follow the balloon. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Benjamin Disraeli The young Baroness did not follow them. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

William Henry Hudson If there was one kind of work I preferred above all others, it was wood-cutting, and as a great deal of timber was required at this season, I was allowed to follow my own inclination. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Edith Wharton It was this difficulty which caused me, after a while, since I could not follow Merrick’s talk, to follow his eyes in their roaming circuit of the room. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

Andrew Lang The books of the Bible follow in order — but the order not only differs from ours, but differs in different copies. The Library by Andrew Lang

Because that vessel did not chance to rescue us it does not follow that another may not do so. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am sending a dozen men to follow particular trails. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle If I were to be seen buying others would follow my lead, and prices would soon be as high as ever. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

When he reached the dais upon which we stood, he bowed, and beckoned to us with his finger to follow him. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Thomas Hobbes If the Pope could err in necessaries, then Christ hath not sufficiently provided for the Church's salvation, because he hath commanded her to follow the Pope's directions. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

G. K. Chesterton Meredith is really a singer producing strange notes and cadences difficult to follow because of the delicate rhythm of the song he sings. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Florence Dixie This being the summer season the water was comparatively low, and we were able to follow the windings of the ravine, riding over the dry strip of river-bed for a good distance. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

In time they would return, and it was his business to wait for them and follow them. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Marjorie Bowen Tut if not — if she prefers her father before me — she may follow him. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

H. G. Wells The others stood ready to follow after us. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Henry Kingsley We shall see how this came about presently; but, for the present, let us follow these wicked conspirators, and see in what deep plot they are engaged. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

There we had nobler game to follow — wildebeest and hartebeest, impala, and now and then a koodoo. Prester John by John Buchan

E. Phillips Oppenheim She seemed at first half inclined to follow him. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jules Verne The lady, much surprised, replied in a few words, which the native girl readily understood, and the whole family was invited to follow the Europeans to the fort. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

It was as nothing to what was to follow later. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

I was commanded to follow you. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Rudyard Kipling Then came, little by little from Hind, those Pathans — they are just like those vultures up there, Sahib — they always follow slaughter. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Ford Madox Ford And having accepted that as a principle, she could follow the rest of his cloudy obsessions and obstinacies. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There was a momentary silence, profound as what should follow the utterance of oracles. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

All follow one analogy or another; and all the analogies are with some one or other of the universe’s subdivisions. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Walter Scott Let one of the knaves ride to London for life and death, and deliver them as directed; and the rest of them get to horse and follow me. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope She pressed his hand, and made him a sign, to show that she was ready to follow him to the door. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Biddy was enjoined, when she slipped out with the box, to leave the front door ajar, so that her mistress could follow her without making any noise. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Robert Louis Stevenson And this, again, shows a man preoccupied about the manner of his appearance even down to the name, and little willing to follow custom. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

De Winter made the grooms who carried the arms and the porters with the luggage descend first and was about to follow them. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The family of Walberg, with agitation unspeakable, half rose to follow him. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Tobias Smolle Tell Barns I am obliged to him for his advice; but don’t choose to follow it. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

The dumb village multitudes pass on unchanging; the feel of the spade in the hand is no different for all our talk: good seasons and bad follow each other as of old. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

But will you be able to follow me?” “Oh, yes!” “Your wound?” “Gives me pain, but will not prevent my walking. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

And they say, ‘If we follow the guidance we shall be snatched away from the land. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

James Joyce And he did feel a kind of need there and then to follow suit like a kind of inward voice and satisfy a possible need by moving a motion. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Some follow a leader, others act independently. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

So, taking a cutlass from one of the negroes, and then ranging both the sable slaves behind me, I told them to follow me, and that I would cut them down if they offered to fly. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Fortunately, however, Sir Richard Hatteras and his friend managed to make their escape from custody in time to follow the scoundrels to Sydney, and to warn me of the plot that was hatching against me. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell The sailors, with mute, stern obedience, strove to follow out the captain’s directions. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Maria Edgeworth Dr. X—— recommended it to her ladyship to abstain gradually from opium, and this advice she had the resolution to follow with uninterrupted perseverance. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

They were to follow with some others in a car behind. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]