Phrases with "followed"

Then he sighed heavily, but immediately followed up the sigh with a chuckling laugh. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Letting her get well ahead, I followed cautiously. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

One or two more left the crowd and followed them in. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

His first thought, it must be confessed, was one of hate, followed by a detestable feeling of satisfaction. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells He followed her and stood by her. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I fear that I may be followed here. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Olaf Stapledon Victor, protesting his contrition, and offering to explain himself, followed the outraged bridal party into the vestry, with me upon his heels, and behind me his own distressed father. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

A few minutes later, when Lady Bligh followed her, she said, very briefly and independently, that she was fatigued, and would come down no more. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Willa Cather The little boy followed her through the open door, saw her enter a pew and kneel. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

We followed the Juigalpa road until we got two leagues beyond Libertad, when we turned more to the north, taking a path that led over mountain ranges. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

A squadron of horse, sent in pursuit of them, followed their example. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Leaving the Dona where she was, I followed with such fear in my heart as I had never known before. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Guy de Maupassan He followed her, his head confused, understanding nothing. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Sir Walter Scott The scenes which followed have been partly detailed in Mannering’s letter to Mr. Mervyn; and to expand what is there stated into farther explanation would be to abuse the patience of our readers. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Thomas Hardy The sexton returned to his grave, followed by Barnet, who, after watching him awhile, stepped into the grave, now nearly filled, and helped to tread in the earth. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

The king alighted; Madame de Montespan followed his example. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Thomas Hardy Sue followed her into church, sat next to her, and as soon as she could find a chance in went the stocking-needle into my lady’s arm. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Henry James They followed each other slowly, distinctly, gravely, sincerely, and you might almost have fancied that, as they came and went, they gave her a sort of pain. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Mrs. Krent sighed heavily, pushed open the door of the sitting-room and walked in, followed by her undesirable husband. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

His own scientific pamphlet will be published soon, to be followed by Professor Holroyd’s sixteen volumes. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

He told us there was a round hole in the mud, pointing to it, which he did not leave there, and taking away the mud, a thick shiver of the rock followed it. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

In the foulest weather, despite hard frosts or drenching rain, the old woman now followed funerals in order to speculate on the pity of the charitable. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Wilkie Collins Well aware that his own departure from the table would be followed in a few minutes by the rising of the lady of the house, Sir Patrick hurried to the library as fast as his lame foot would let him. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Victor Hugo The Usher of the Black Rod, followed by the officer carrying the cushion, got out of the carriage, and addressed Gwynplaine. “My lord, be pleased to alight. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

A group formed itself rapidly near him, and he walked along the sands, followed by a growing cortege and kept nearly abreast of the schooner. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Virginia Woolf The same chime followed the same chime, only this year beneath the chime she heard: “The girl screamed and hit him about the face with a hammer. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Caroline Lamb A calm, more dangerous than the preceding agitation, followed this resolve. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Pendril followed Miss Garth, as a matter of course. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Meredith For this reason he followed the Duke, and tried, if possible, to correct, or at least chasten the impressions he had of possessing a glaring advantage over the nobleman. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

He directed all his smiles at her, he followed her about with his eyes and when he took a cup of tea from her, he deliberately let his fingers rest for a moment upon hers. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Jack London We followed in his wake a space, then dropped down a zigzag trail that he disdained into a group of noble redwoods that stood about a pool of water murky with minerals from the mountain side. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Oscar Wilde A woman wrapped in a yellow veil followed slowly on a camel, looking back now and then at the dead body. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

H.P. Lovecraft The ride that followed was a piece of delirium out of Poe or Rimbaud or the drawings of Dore, but finally I reached Townshend. That is all. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

After one bewildered glance at her, he hurried into the house, and she followed him half dazed. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe Augustus led the way to the wharf, and I followed at a little distance, enveloped in a thick seaman’s cloak, which he had brought with him, so that my person might not be easily recognized. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Lang What do you think I shall do with you?’ ‘Whatever you like!’ said Halfman. ‘Come into my house, then,’ said the ogress, and he followed her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy Pierston followed the pathway, and soon beheld a girl in light clothing — the same he had seen through the window — standing upon one of the rocks, apparently unable to move. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Arthur Morrison With a quick word to Viney he hastened down the stairs; and Viney himself, less interested, followed half way down, and waited. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Jules Verne Nicholas and Nadia went towards him and followed him into the cottage. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Rafael Sabatini Thereafter followed a spell of racing, the Spaniard ever lessening the distance between them, and the land dropping astern until it was no more than a hazy line above the shimmering sea. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

H. G. Wells Graham’s attention was immediately arrested by a violent, loud hoot, followed by a vast leathery voice. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Wilkie Collins The manager’s professional eye followed her out respectfully — he looked as if he approved of the exit, from a theatrical point of view. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jacques Futrelle I may not see you again until after the test, because I shall be watched and followed wherever I go. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Even the revelation here given of the strength of those who followed him woke no response in his heart. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

H. G. Wells It followed upon the best precedents. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Thomas Hardy Presently came regimental waggons, and the private canteen carts which followed at the end of a convoy. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

George Gissing For a time, this had not concerned her; now she was beginning to think of it occasionally with discontent, followed by reproach of conscience. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Edith Wharton Heuston followed her, and she smiled back at him over her shoulder. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

H. G. Wells The cabmen, vulture-eyed, followed one another continually along the edge of the swarming pavement. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes crouched down behind the screen of laurels, and we all three followed his example. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

H. G. Wells After an instant’s pause I followed it into the second heap of ruins. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

And, with a firm step, he followed the gendarmes along the passage which led to the Palais de Justice. M. Daburon was just then in great anguish. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

G. K. Chesterton Among other things they said that to that particular Head of the institution it was a waste of time to appeal, and they followed Dr. Quayle out of the room. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing Marian followed at a distance of two or three yards. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Anything more unlike song, spontaneous song, would be impossible to imagine: a strange bawling yell that followed the outlines of a tune. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang The next minute they saw coming after them another huge whale, followed by fifteen smaller ones. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The old servant’s answer was expressed by a frowning look, followed by a plain question. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Rudyard Kipling I’m not afraid of Captain Gadsby. In proof of this swings into drawing-room with a mannish stride followed by two short steps, which produces the effect of a restive horse entering. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Andrew Lang The world, since their day, has but followed in the same round, which only seems new: has only made the same experiments, and failed with the same failure, but less gallantly and less gloriously. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

The clerk returned presently, followed by a tall, white-bearded man, with a bent figure, and a pair of penetrating gray eyes — a very promising specimen of the octogenarian. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Thomas Hardy Soon she was certain that the noises came from wild creatures of some kind, the more so when, originating in the boughs overhead, they were followed by the fall of a heavy body upon the ground. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

A large gateway looking out upon a courtyard was open; Guiche entered the courtyard, and Bragelonne, De Wardes, Manicamp, and three or four other gentlemen, followed him. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry Handel Richardson The days of anxiety that followed were hard to bear. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Daniel muttering something, followed the lawyer into his room, and then the door was closed. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Although they had still got their toolbags, they were no longer wearing overalls, and it made me so curious that I followed them. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Athos and Aramis followed him. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

H. G. Wells He was immediately followed by a heavy red-haired man in a white cap. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Henry followed her, and learning from Dariole that Orthon had been there he went directly to the mirror and found the note. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

But when evening came and she turned to face him in that little sitting-room where he had quietly followed her, he was conscious of a change in her manner which forbade these high hopes. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Maria Edgeworth Benson and Williamson followed the servant, to prevent them from being tossed into the boot. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Horace Walpole Theodore marched by his side; and the afflicted Isabella, who could not bear to quit him, followed mournfully behind. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Wilkie Collins I followed my mother quietly to the carriage. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Robert Louis Stevenson I told Mary to be under no alarm, for I should be a safeguard on her father; and wrapping myself warmly in a plaid, I followed Rorie into the open air. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle There were two rapid pistol-shots, a scream, and then another pistol-shot, followed by silence. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Lieutenant Kretching, who presided at the antics, was sinewy and muscular, and Anthony, followed his movements faithfully, with a feeling that he was doing something of positive value to himself. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Olaf Stapledon There followed a very curious sequence of events, and one which, as I was to discover, was characteristic of this strange world. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Handel Richardson She followed Madeleine over the threshold, drying her hands on her apron. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald But her eyes followed his figure until it became a dot and mingled with the other dots in the summer crowd. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Robert Louis Stevenson Step by step I followed the prints; until, a quarter of a mile farther, I beheld them die away into the south-eastern boundary of Graden Floe. There, whoever he was, the miserable man had perished. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tod went downstairs with the dawn, and I followed him. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

Flurry and I, somewhat similarly placed, followed on two other cars. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Jules Verne We could have thrown them all out, and all would have followed in our train. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Then I followed the crevice southward to the hollow just below the platform where I had found the footmarks. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

I followed his example, and in a few moments we were both fast asleep. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

H. G. Wells But cousin Kate married and went away and cousin Clara followed her destinies in London and came back at last after four years, a broken young woman. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Hope At the same instant a cry rang out, shrill in the night: “Help, help! Michael, help!” and was followed by a shriek of utter terror. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

George Gissing Basil Morton followed the old tradition, and gave a silver tankard with name and date of the new world-citizen engraved upon it. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope Lord Chiltern’s horse plunged about so violently, as they stood on a little hillside looking down upon the cover, that he was obliged to take him to a distance, and Phineas followed him. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

He turned slowly and wearily into the garden and followed a narrow, flagged path up to a side door. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Why? He followed Eleanor downstairs, still wondering. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Frederick Marryat Edward followed her into the kitchen, and she soon produced a cold fowl and a venison pasty, which she placed on the table; she then went out and returned with a jug of ale. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Most of Burton’s friends have followed him to the tomb. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

One of the Rector’s daughters came towards the inner drawing-room, followed by a callow ensign. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Marjorie Bowen Why should she visit the prison of Isotta d’Este?’ He followed her figure across the garden with curious, suspicious thoughts. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Then I had another squint at you through the door to make sure, and at dinner time I followed you to your pub. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson I followed him at once, and instantly fell all my length, so weak was I and so giddy with that long exposure. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

James Joyce I ran to the hall, seized my books and followed her. Dubliners by James Joyce

So he was certain now that no one had followed him. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

We pushed on through the bunches of tough twigs; the massive boulders closed the view on every side; and Seraphina followed me with her hands on my shoulders. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

G. K. Chesterton At bottom, I believe, if he had risen from our breakfast table and said: “I am going to find the Holy Pig with Ten Tails,” we should have followed him to the end of the world. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Henry Handel Richardson Ephie led the way, and Maurice followed her to the edge of the parapet, where they leaned against one of the pillars. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

If he followed the proper road, it was a purely mechanical impulse that guided him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Jacques Futrelle Wonderingly her eyes followed the vague figure of the Burglar as he sped along in the shadow of a wall. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Andrew Lang He followed later, and was the stranger seen by my gillie’s father. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

She followed me downstairs, and began to talk in an undertone. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

In a moment the two men went on in the direction of Mr Macgregor’s house, where the clergyman was to stay for the night, and Elizabeth followed the others, thirty yards behind them. Burmese Days by George Orwell

She followed him with her mouth open, staring at him after the manner of her kind, and she looked the very image of rustic stupidity. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Florence Dixie The breadth of this “cañadon” was about five miles, and we followed its windings for about twenty miles. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Wilkie Collins The three men with the drawn swords, who had followed the Marquis silently as he led the Queen from corner to corner of the gallery, now closed round him again, as soon as he was left standing alone. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

I remember it because of that look and because of the sad smile with which she followed his glance. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence She followed after something that was not him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The four friends followed him. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Anthony Hope There was a grass-grown path and, turning to the right as I had been bidden, I followed it cautiously. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Edgar Allan Poe The four canoes followed us in, keeping, however, at a respectful distance. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Ann Radcliffe They followed the sound over the turf, and came within view of a cabin, sheltered from the sun by a tust of almond trees. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Edith Wharton I followed my guide down the tribune steps, impatient to see what mystic version of such terrestrial graces the ingenious artist had found — the Cavaliere was master of such arts. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Anthony Trollope If my advice be followed nothing will be kept from her. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling I was afraid of it, but it followed me, and in a level expressionless voice began to tell me how lotteries were constructed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wilkie Collins Do you see those events linked together in one chain? I believe the fit will be followed by some next event springing out of it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Andrew Lang She was dressed almost always in the prettiest frocks, as a fairy, or as a queen going out to hunt, and the ladies of the Court followed her dressed as forest fairies. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Eliot Every now and then one of the dim floating lights disappeared with a smash from a stone launched more or less vaguely in pursuit of mischief, followed by a scream and renewed shouts. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arthur Conan Doyle I followed their eyes and outstretched fingers, and this was what I saw. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Helene, with beating heart, followed close behind. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells Perhaps this —” Graham followed him. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Grandemont followed as well as he could, calling to him, but in vain. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

George Gissing Upon that, in the same moment, followed a loud hysterical cry; then sobs and wailing, with movements as if to tear open the clothing that choked her. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Guy de Maupassan We followed her without speaking and without knowing where we were going, but without the least uneasiness on that score. A Night in Whitechapel by Guy de Maupassan

Rudyard Kipling These followed the contours of the slopes, and all met at the bottom of the hollow. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes followed him, and I, leaving the horse grazing beside the road, followed Holmes. “This is where they came through,” said he, pointing to the marks of several feet upon the muddy path. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Walter Scott The scene which followed was short and fearful. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Two old ladies and two little boys came in, followed immediately by a dozen more. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Eliot But it was a thought to be paused upon, and not followed out rashly; some other guidance might intervene. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Bussy followed the lady, and Rémy followed him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Radclyffe Hall However, she had put on her hat and coat; so, still barking, he followed her through the courtyard. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Henry Fielding Perhaps, then, he followed the French translations. Amelia by Henry Fielding

William Makepeace Thackeray Icy winter is followed by merry spring-time — grief is often succeeded by joy. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Wilkie Collins Again I followed the woodland paths along which I had once idled so happily with my little Mary. At every step I saw something that reminded me of her. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

The heathen vulgar laid their lips there first, for many a year, and ours have but followed them, as monkeys their masters. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Hugh Girdlestone followed him, dull-eyed, tongue-tied, bewildered, like a man half roused from sleep. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Thomas Hardy Sitting there he saw Farmer Springrove enter the door, followed by his son Edward, still carrying his travelling-bag in his hand. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

George Elio Caterina, seated at work in her own room, heard the rolling of the wheels, followed presently by the opening and shutting of doors, and the sound of voices in the corridors. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Willa Cather Old Biltmer followed a faint wagon trail which ran southeast, and which, as they traveled, continually dipped lower, falling away from the high plateau on the slope of which Flagstaff sits. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Her husband held her firmly by the arm as his eyes followed the direction of her rigid pointing finger. The Vacant Lot by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Frettlby must have followed him up to town, got into the cab with him, and after killing him with chloroform, must have taken the marriage certificate from his secret pocket, and escaped. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Fareham followed him close, stalking behind him in sullen silence, with an unalterable gloom upon his face which betrayed no sudden apprehensions, no triumph or defeat. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

We had all got out of the car, and then Willoughby had refused point blank to come with us into the bush, but he followed a few seconds later, and his face was ghastly. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Sinclair Lewis Carol was touched by his efforts to enjoy picture galleries, and the dogged way in which he accumulated dates and dimensions when they followed monkish guides through missions. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The steward came, followed by the butler, and to a quick question from the desk clerk, replied: “Mr. Harrod has not been in the club for six weeks. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Charles Dickens A marriage with my son, whom I should be compelled to disown, would be followed by years of misery; they would be separated, my dear madam, in a twelvemonth. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Charles Dickens I giv Mr. Chops as comfortable a funeral as lay in my power, followed myself as Chief, and had the George the Fourth canvass carried first, in the form of a banner. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

H. G. Wells The land ironclads in each case followed much the same tactics. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

Andrew Lang He then ran home as fast as he could, never looking behind him, and did not know how far the men followed him. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Peddle. — The five or six cases of Dr. Sidey, followed by the four of Dr. Simpson, did not end the series. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

So just you put that in your pipe, old man, and smoke it for all it is worth,” and then followed three closely-written pages of reasons for the writer’s so emphatic opinion. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Wilkie Collins As my father’s death by the hangman affected my existence, so the events of that night when you followed me shall affect yours. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope The De Natura Deorum is followed by two books, De Divinatione, and by the fragment of one, De Fato. Divination is the science of predicting events. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope We see the anger gathering on the brow of Hortensius, followed by a look of acknowledged defeat. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Arnold Bennett Just as she reached the door, she gave a great sob, followed by a number of little ones; and the bread fell on to the carpet. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

There followed for me a period of deep and unbroken satisfaction. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Rudyard Kipling We followed the winding channels between the trees, and where we could not row we laid hold of the crusted roots and hauled ourselves along. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Not the least fear had I: I believe I would have followed that frank tread, through continual night, to the world’s end. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

He was surrounded by a parcel of boys, in white, singing some verses of it, followed by a man dressed in green boughs, representing a clean husbandman sowing seed. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Meddlechip glanced at him, and then, with a sigh of resignation, entered the cab, followed by Vandeloup. ‘Where to, sir?’ asked the cabman, through the trap. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Arnold Bennett After a few minutes Hilda followed her to the kitchen, which was now nearly in darkness. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

He rose, and I followed him through the rain to a neighbouring church-yard — he threw himself on the wet earth. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Milady followed him with her eyes, and made a gesture of satisfaction. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

T. E. Lawrence A proclamation was the treatment, followed up by good-humoured banter merging into police activity. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith To stop the mouth of a scandal-monger, he drove full speed to Cecil’s Club, where he heard that the captain had breakfasted and had just departed for Romfrey Castle. He followed to the station. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

T. E. Lawrence We followed and found them surrounding a terrified pedlar, with two wives and two donkeys laden with raisins, flour and cloaks. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Once more I followed him down the main passage of the bungalow into the front verandah. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a subtle change in the tone of the man, a note of authority, perhaps even the shadow of a threat; he noted the effect and followed it up. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

But at that moment I glanced round at the crowd that had followed me. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

The silence of nearly a moment which followed was as threatening as the profound calm which precedes the storm. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

There was no one next or near me for the field was fairly slated, So I cantered home a winner with my shoulder dislocated, While the man that rode the Quiver followed limping down the track. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

George Gissing Heliodora looked on with the eyes with which she had often followed a fight between man and beast in the amphitheatre. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Charles Dickens Oh no!’ These were the last words spoken by the whelp, before a giddy drowsiness came upon him, followed by complete oblivion. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

H. G. Wells I want to give you as clearly as I can some impression of the mental states that followed this passion and this collapse. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Thomas Hardy Planning a dozen hasty schemes for at once preserving him and Eustacia from this mode of life, she throbbingly followed the way, and saw him enter his own door. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. Rider Haggard Your word is my law, O Aca, and O Jal;” and bowing to the ground the aged man withdrew himself, followed by his satellites. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Hardy Exclamations of welcome burst from some person or persons when the door was thrust ajar, followed by the scrape of chairs on a stone floor, as if pushed back by their occupiers in rising from a table. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

What followed she could not recall with any exactitude of detail. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Ivan Turgenev The first bottle of champagne was followed by another, by a third, and even by a fourth . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

H. G. Wells A population map of the world in 1950 would have followed seashore and river course so closely in its darker shading as to give an impression that homo sapiens was an amphibious animal. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Edgar Allan Poe His courtiers have left him in the lurch, and his concubines have followed so excellent an example. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Benjamin Disraeli And there had been another battle before that, followed by a catastrophe still more dreadful. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Arthur Machen It followed the Frenchman persistently, pleading with its hands in dumb show, and making a grunting noise in its throat. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

The thunder came nearer and nearer till it crashed overhead: the flashes followed one another close, like the strokes of a whip, and the rain fell in torrents. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The old man had been buried at Kensalgreen, followed to the grave only by the devoted Tulliver, Mr. Medler, and the local surgeon who had attended him in his last illness. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

So engrossed were they with their own proceedings that they failed to notice the sudden opening of the door, followed by the unannounced entrance into the room of four or five men. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Jules Verne The present chief, Feofar-Khan, followed in the steps of his predecessors. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Henry James I was here in the street – I have passed my day in the street! They came out together, and I watched them, I followed them. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Arnold Bennett There was a peculiar charm in the way in which her skirts half-reluctantly followed her along the carpet, causing beautiful curves of drapery from the waist. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Zona Gale St. George would have followed if it had led him between-worlds. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Jonathan Swif I left the company early to-night, at Lord Treasurer’s; but the Secretary followed me, to desire I would go with him to W—. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Walter Crane But these (as far as we can make them) exhaustive studies should be accompanied or followed by analytical studies made from different points of view and for different purposes. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

In all my walks through the bush, my tracks were followed by the natives. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Elizabeth Gaskell He followed them in, entered himself, and shut the door. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

H. G. Wells There followed a noise like the subtle movement of the wards of a well-oiled lock. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Guy de Maupassan I watched him through the leafy walls, I followed him at a distance, stopping at a turn in the hedge so as not to be seen. Minuet by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing The glance was followed by a short but close scrutiny, after which he turned his back and endeavoured by a sign to draw his two acquaintances away. Demos by George Gissing [1886]