Phrases with "forward"

Guy de Maupassant He would walk forward rapidly three, six, or ten steps and then stop. Madame Husson’s “Rosier” (Le Rosier de Madame Husson) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He came quickly forward to greet me after the manner of his tribe. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Her mother sprang forward with an imploring cry, “O ‘Rene, ‘Rene, ‘Rene!” Irene recovered herself before her mother could reach her. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Jeremy Bentham Let us examine the time past, and look forward to the future. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

The hunters pushed forward then to shoot at him, aimed at him with their arrows and hit him often. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Anthony Trollope When you were here before I told you that I could look forward to no happiness unless you would consent to be my wife. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

He looked forward to seeing her on the Saturday as he had never before looked forward to anything in his life. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

We were breaking out goods in the fore hold, and, in order to get at them, we had to shift our hides from forward to aft. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Gustave Flauber They aimed slowly at them, the better to prolong their torture, lowering the weapon and then raising it in turn; and the multitude pressed forward howling. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

A servant would next come forward and ask, “What does Monsieur wish?” and one had to be able to answer, “I have brought some Brussels lace. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Jane Austen Lord Byron’s “dark blue seas” could not fail of being brought forward by their present view, and she gladly gave him all her attention as long as attention was possible. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Anthony Trollope But it is clear that on the whole he was opposed to slavery, and I think there can be little doubt that he and his party looked forward to a natural death for that evil. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Amy stepped quickly forward and closed it again. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Wolfe McHarg said he didn’t care, but after meditating with chin sunk forward on breast for several moments, he said suddenly that he would like the sea. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jane Austen No sooner did she perceive any symptom of love in his behaviour to Elinor, than she considered their serious attachment as certain, and looked forward to their marriage as rapidly approaching. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Richard Hakluy Hee lay there one night, and the day following, hee set forward to seeke a Prouince, called Pacaha: which hee was informed to bee neere vnto Chisca, where the Indians told him there was gold. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Willa Cather The proprietress ran forward with an exclamation of despair. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

T. E. Lawrence Some sat naturally, despite the clumsy saddle; some pushed out their hinder-parts, and leaned forward like Arab villagers; others lolled in the saddle as if they were Australians riding horses. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

In the meantime, pending the completion of his great work, he occupied himself with putting forward various suggestions of a practical kind. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Bram Stoker Lifting her right hand, she stepped forward towards Caswall, and with a bold sweep of her arm seemed to drive some strange force towards him. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

From that day forward there was nothing in my life that you could properly describe as an event, except that about two and a half years later, at the beginning of ‘23, I got married. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Strange that all the great men should have gone to the dogs, while all the little men had been pushing forward to the front. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Gissing She taught them songs, moreover, and a singing evening was always much looked forward to. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Crying out something in a shrill, high voice like a bird’s, she rushed forward and, bending down, struck the old woman on the cheek. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I was looking forward with great interest to the racing and to seeing many old acquaintances there. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells The aeronaut set the engine gliding slowly forward along its rail and opened the valve of the leeward wing until the stem of the aeropile was horizontal and pointing southward. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The horses had broken into a gallop, the driver was leaning forward whip in hand. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Sinclair Lewis Hour-long, as the ship rolled, he watched the forward derrick sway against the seas rushing at him. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells All the crew of the Hohenzollern were shot or burnt or smashed or drowned, and these two lurking in the padded forward cabin had escaped. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

These occult forces would take control of them, drag them forward as in a dream to the benches under the pulpit, and abase them there like worms in the dust. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Sir Walter Scott The orators, like three racers, each pressed forward to the goal, without much regarding how each crossed and jostled his competitors. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

It did not annoy Miss Keeldar in the least: she stepped forward and faced her tenant, barring his way — ‘You omitted to bid us good-bye,’ she said. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Then he began moving forward a chair. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Theodore Dreiser Already, at eleven o’clock of this morning, several such as he had shambled forward out of Sixth Avenue, their thin clothes flapping and fluttering in the wind. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Yet even now it may not be too late: fifteen of the twenty seconds may still be unexhausted; and one almighty bound forward may avail to clear the ground. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

John Galsworthy He had looked forward to them, because his gifts had meant a semblance of gratitude, a certain attempt at warmth. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

The newcomers edged their way forward and looked over the shoulders of those in the front rank. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

R. D. Blackmore I know that you as a magistrate can not come forward as their defender; but I beg you as a friend of justice to place the money for their benefit. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a rapid exchange of words between the Emirs, and then they strode forward together to the group around the prisoners. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

It was always the pigs who put forward the resolutions. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Anthony Trollope The Turtle Dove was sitting back in his chair, with his head leaning forward as though it were going to drop from his neck, and the two visitors were listening to his words. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Looking forward he could see it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Walter Besant As I stood and looked at them, one stepped forward and flourished his hat. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Zona Gale And at these enigmatic words St. George sent a quick look over the forward deck. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

And still the silent battalions moved slowly forward in the haze. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Jane Austen I am going to send James forward with my hunters immediately; if you have any letter, therefore, he can take it. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Andrew Lang But it was the dragon and nothing else, whose six wings were carrying him forward as fast as might be, considering his great weight and the length of his tail, which had fifty twists and a half. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The very sound of it made those behind strain forward unconsciously until the crowd in front protested as audibly as their crushed lungs permitted, and a policeman went down the queue to remonstrate. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

George Gissing She cast a glance at Irene, whose face was set in the austerest self-control, and thereupon not only stood up, but stepped forward with cordial greeting. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

From that time forward she rarely set foot outside the castle, and, by degrees, retained no other ideas of human life than such as she received within its precincts. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Rudyard Kipling With line you must go forward or backward, and it will show up all your weaknesses. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith He was looking forward instead of back. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

D. H. Lawrence Then he crossed to Aaron’s table, and stood on one lounging hip, gracefully, and bent forward in a confidential manner, and said: “Do excuse me. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope And here I must make a protest against the pretence, so often put forward by the working clergy, that they are overburdened by the multitude of sermons to be preached. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton All night he lay awake in an ecstasy of invention, rocked by the rhythm of the train as if the great Atlantic rollers were sweeping him forward to his fate. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Meredith They had biscuits and sweetmeats, and looked forward to tea at a farther stage. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

My own opinion, between ourselves, is that you have not got any, but you are bound to have some, and you may as well join forces with what will bring you forward most, and start young. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Benjamin Disraeli As Vivian was admiring a white peacock, which, attracted by their approach, had taken the opportunity of unfurling its wheeling train, a man came forward from the bow window. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H. G. Wells Adye leapt backwards, swung around, clutched at this little object, missed it, threw up his hands and fell forward on his face, leaving a little puff of blue in the air. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The next the lids dropped and the nurse sprang forward because he had slipped into a faint so much like death that it might well have rent hope from a looker-on. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Borrow I was pitched forward into the dirt, and the drunken driver fell upon the murdered mule. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

William Makepeace Thackeray The crier came forward and read my sentence. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Jules Verne John Bunsby, master, at length gave the order to start, and the Tankadere, taking the wind under her brigantine, foresail, and standing-jib, bounded briskly forward over the waves. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Radclyffe Hall And now the Unit was creeping forward in the wake of the steadily advancing Allies. Billets would be changed as the base moved on slowly from devastated village to village. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

You may take my honour upon it, Eliza. And now let us——” She had started forward in her chair; a red flush darkening her pale cheeks. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Anthony Trollope He allowed the reasons to be good which Wilkes had put forward for leaving the ship, and in all respects indemnified the captain. North America by Anthony Trollope

Many people stepped forward and checked his arm, uplifted for a repetition of this outrage. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

He had put forward a theory, and the theory had proved fact, and it was he who had proved it a fact. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle With a shriek of fear the poor wretch threw himself forward upon his face, and clutched at the Arab’s jibbeh, clawing with his brown fingers at the edge of the cotton skirt. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson And she looked forward over a waste of hours, and saw herself go on to rage, and tremble, and be softened, and rage again, until the day came and the labours of the day must be renewed. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

He thrust his white face forward into the illuminated opening. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Frances Hodgson Burnett The nurse came forward as if she were half afraid. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

William Hope Hodgson And all that time was there an heavy wetness and slowness in the air; and a smell, beside the stink of the fire-pits, as that I did go forward through a place where dead things did be. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope Every Englishman probably looks forward to the accomplishment of abolition of slavery at some future day. North America by Anthony Trollope

Jonathan Swif This I think I am bound to, in honour and conscience, to use all my little credit toward helping forward men of worth in the world. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

H. G. Wells When this young man stepped forward in front of them, they were quite unable to stop. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

D. H. Lawrence Grey carabinieri, and carabinieri in the cocked hat and fine Sunday uniform pressed forward officiously. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Tom Spooner himself was not always so forward as he used to be; but his wife was always there and would tell him all that he did not see himself. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim She came gravely forward to be embraced by her sister-in-law, to greet those of the guests whom she had met, and to be introduced by her husband to the others. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Edith Wharton At length Frenham, without speaking, threw himself into the chair on the other side of the hearth, and leaned forward with his listening smile . Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle The thing moved forward with a dreadful snarl. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Washington Irving I kept lights at the mast-head, and a constant watch forward to look out for fishing smacks, which are accustomed to lie at anchor on the banks. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Arnold Bennett Once Edwin had looked forward to a moment when he might have his father at his mercy, when he might revenge himself for the insults and the bullying that had been his. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Willa Cather Up and down, backward and forward among the tangle of branches it flew, raking its feathers, falling and recovering itself. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Shortly after the scene at Eliot’s pulpit, while he and I were repairing an old stone fence, I amused myself with sallying forward into the future time. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But now, with this unattended walk from her prison door, began the daily custom; and she must either sustain and carry it forward by the ordinary resources of her nature, or sink beneath it. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

So the day to which he had looked forward was ended. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anne Bronte But I gave one look back before I closed the door, and saw her leaning forward on the table, with her hands pressed against her eyes, sobbing convulsively; yet I withdrew in silence. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Arthur Conan Doyle Amongst the many suggestions put forward by various newspapers or private individuals, there were one or two which were feasible enough to attract the attention of the public. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

William Makepeace Thackeray My captain agreed to find means to forward the letter, and as I knew that he would open it, I took care to give it him unsealed; thus showing my confidence in him. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

And therefore pray manage the whole matter so as not only to preserve me in his good opinion, but to increase me in it; and be sure to press him to nothing but what he is forward in himself to do. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Oliver Goldsmith The horses had at first refused to move from the door, till Mr Burchell was kind enough to beat them forward for about two hundred yards with his cudgel. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

George Eliot Maggie noticed that he was unusually absent that evening at tea; and afterward he sat leaning forward in his chair, looking at the ground, moving his lips, and shaking his head from time to time. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

H.P. Lovecraft With suitable mechanical aid a mind would project itself forward in time, feeling its dim, extra-sensory way till it approached the desired period. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

H. Rider Haggard For some days they nursed him there, till at length he decided upon being carried forward in a litter. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson A little abaft, another companion, labelled Steerage No. 2 and 3, gives admission to three galleries, two running forward towards Steerage No. 1, and the third aft towards the engines. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens I and my men were now thrown forward to the gate. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

He expected, therefore, to find the vat dry, and looked forward to hours, if not days, of long-drawn suffering in a spot devoid of warmth, light, water, and food. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

The propeller thumped, the three Chinamen forward had given up squabbling very suddenly, and the one who had been plaiting his tail clasped his legs and stared dejectedly over his knees. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Anthony Hope The count lent forward towards the king. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Andrew Lang Such a man, the Baconians assume, would naturally be chosen by Bacon as his mask, and put forward as the author of Bacon’s pieces. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

George Eliot He sat down on the edge of the pool, and bent forward to look earnestly at the image of himself. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

George Gissing Sir Stafford Northcote had brought forward his resolution for making short work of obstructive Members, and Radicalism stood undecided. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle Twice she thrust forward at it, and twice she drew back, until at last, giving up in despair, she sat herself down by the brink and wrung her hands wearily. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Thomas Hardy But the pair tried to dismiss, for a while at least, a too strenuously forward view. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope He still pressed forward among the rocks, and at last came to a spot from whence he might have sprung at one leap into the ocean. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing By belief, I don’t mean faith in its ultimate triumph; I am not at all sure that I can look forward to that. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

The centurion pressed forward again. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

George Meredith Let her life be torn and streaming like the flag of battle, it must be forward to the end. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing What kind of life do you look forward to?’ ‘I’m not sure that I understand. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

H. G. Wells There they sat, the back rows only moving a little, and there, in disciplined lines, they drooped and failed, nodded, and fell forward or slid down upon the floor. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Nathaniel Hawthorne If there were any active duty of friendship to be performed, then, indeed, he would joyfully have come forward to do his best. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Kendal watched her, tilt them forward one after another with a kind or sick impotence. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Marjorie Bowen Leaning forward and pressing his hands on the table, M. de Tassy exclaimed: “Confess, Mademoiselle, have pity upon yourself, offer the only reparation in your power — that of the truth. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Maria Edgeworth You’ll meet with one of my soldiers there, ready to forward your escape. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

G. K. Chesterton Thackeray is always looking back to yesterday; Dickens is always looking forward to to-morrow. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Louisa May Alcott Pray forward Amy’s as soon as you can spare them. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope The unprotected female must be pretty, or must at least possess feminine graces which stand in lieu of prettiness, and which can put forward a just and admitted claim for personal admiration. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Several blooming young English damsels, gathered under maternal wings, were looking forward to sea-bathing in a foreign watering-place. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope But he was afraid of her obstinacy, and he felt that this objection might be more binding on her than that which she put forward in reference to his rank. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, au revoir, Von Bork!” With a final wave of his hand he sprang into the car, and a moment later the two golden cones from the headlights shot forward through the darkness. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

So he went and fetched his canine, hauled him forward by the throat. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Those standing up were pressed forward as those behind strove to catch her back-chat with stalls and orchestra. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

F. Scott Fitzgerald He walked on choking and would have marched directly up into the other party, but Abe stopped him and went forward to talk to the Frenchman. The sun was over the horizon. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne Before I could rush forward to stop him, the Canadian had thrown him down, and held him by the throat. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Gissing Arthur was wet through and weary, and had been looking forward all the way home to a bright fire to warm and cheer him. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He must have injured himself severely, he might have been killed, if two young gentlemen had not darted forward below and caught him in their arms. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Then Sir Robert came straight forward to where Robin Hood stood, and he spoke to the yeoman in a cold, stern voice. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Anthony Trollope From this time forward if she wanted to separate herself from him she must ask him for an allowance. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He hints that he will bring it forward later on. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Many presented themselves as witnesses moreover, who came forward less to afford information than to gratify their curiosity. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

He was leaning forward in a crouching position, as if he were preparing for a spring. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Once on the way I must push forward as fast as I can go in order to secure a camel and saddle of the kind described. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

With that, Corsus sank heavily forward again on the table. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Rudyard Kipling The forward engine had no more work to do. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Li Yeik, who was sitting smoking among his baskets of merchandise — there was no counter — hobbled eagerly forward when he saw who had come in. Burmese Days by George Orwell

The same truth was recognised by Glisson, but it was first prominently brought forward in the Hallerian doctrine of the “vis insita” of muscles. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Edith Wharton As an aid to this endeavour, she bent forward and looked out of the window, following Ransom’s figure as it receded down the elm-shaded street. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

A knock was heard at the door, — Ines herself rushed forward to open it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The two Portuguese companies came forward with the ladders as the storming party moved up to the gateway. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

T. E. Lawrence The drivers rejoiced for the first time in nine months, and flung forward abreast in a mad race. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

We must, however, investigate more fully whence that tendency arises, and what those forces be, concerning which a few men have brought forward very little, the crowd of philosophizers nothing at all. On the Magnet by William Gilber

From that time forward his moustache was much greyer and he seemed to have grown a lot smaller. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

With the red light shut off and soaring like an immense shadow on the crest of a wave she was lost to view in one great, forward swing, melting into the lightless space. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Slack away again forward there. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle His friends in Germany had ceased to forward his small remittance, and Endermann’s office, in which he had been employed, had given him notice that for a time they could dispense with his services. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Walter Scott Why do you not forward her letter? — you are very cruel to keep it in durance here. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Rafael Sabatini They turned out of the highway into a pleasant, well-hedged by-road a little way beyond Liphook, and they ambled slowly forward in the dappled shade with the fragrance of hawthorn all about them. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Charles Dickens At every fresh question or remark the crowd leaned forward more eagerly, and dropped the halfpence more freely, and the modest man gathered them up more meekly. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

T. E. Lawrence Soon after daylight we turned west, and dismounted, short of the railway among broken reefs of limestone, to creep carefully forward until Atwi station lay beneath us. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

No one of the crew forward could be seen (the day was Sunday), and the mate pursued: “There was some little dispute about it. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

But no sooner was she seated, than her beau came forward with a most enormous wooden best-bonnet box. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Both Danker and that old toothless man bent their heads forward in the same way when they were mused. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Willa Cather The train stopped, and the crowd shuffled up to the express car just as the door was thrown open, the man in the G.A.R. suit thrusting his head forward with curiosity. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

T. E. Lawrence The younger ones instantly rushed forward at a gallop. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Handel Richardson Leaning forward and calling her by her name, he said in a low, urgent voice: “Salli, there are things . Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

A sudden horror took him of some subtle change that was going forward in the room, and, seeing all was lost, he hastily left it. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Dropping the Gordons to protect the road in case of mishap, the two brigades swung forward in the prettiest style, their skirmishers running in and forming on either flank as they advanced. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Edward Bellamy One can look back a thousand years easier than forward fifty. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

A. E. W. Mason I will go forward to the river, and see that the boat is ready and that our friends are prepared for us. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell He began to walk towards the field-gate; this movement did catch her eye, for in a minute her hand was on his arm, and she was stooping forward to look into his face. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Edith Wharton Her admirers stepped forward to greet Intelvi; and the cringing wretch stood there exchanging compliments with them, while their insolent stare devoured his daughter’s beauty. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

My father, being prosperous, resolved to put me forward in the world. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

Arthur Conan Doyle He stepped swiftly forward and touched the Duke upon the shoulder. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

At the least encouragement they go forward with the eagerness, with the recklessness of starvation. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

William Hope Hodgson And truly it did be an Humpt Man, and came forward very silent and with a quick slyness, as that he did track the Maid secretly; for he lookt alway to the earth. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Now that Snowball was out of the way, the plan could go forward without his interference. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

H. G. Wells They were swung up on a small cable from the forward gallery, and the men of the Zeppelin manned the outer netting as the Prince and his staff left them. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Wilkie Collins He put his hand to his head, and passed it backward and forward over his forehead. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Sotelo was sent forward with a small corps in advance. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Robert Louis Stevenson From that day forward Will was full of new hopes and longings. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thus they left Nottingham Town and traveled forward along the dusty highway, laughing and jesting together as though they had been old friends. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

We will all go forward together towards the promised refuge, and leave the chariot where it is; no robbers will be abroad on such a night as this to interfere with its contents. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Maria Edgeworth In that effort strength and consciousness failed — she fell forward and fainted at the general’s feet. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence Quickly she put forward her hand to protect herself. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells His pace broke a little, and then he heard the swift pad of his pursuer, and leapt forward again. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Radclyffe Hall The admiral came forward to meet them, shaking hands gravely as if they were grown up. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

E. Phillips Oppenheim This was the meeting to which he had looked forward so eagerly. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Jack London Sometimes it pushed itself forward and demanded to be heard, but he thrust it back and strove to think of other things. Lost Face by Jack London

From that day forward he perused with feverish interest every book he could find that had any connection with the organization of the police service and the investigation of crime. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Some five seconds of intense silence, and then, with a furious oath upon his lips his right arm again shot forward and he fired at Larose for the second time. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Thomas Paine Every one bore his lot of suffering, and looked forward to happier days, and scenes of rest. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Upon approaching the western road, the party lay to in a thicket, while McCoy, who was now dressed in Huggins’s clothes, was sent forward to reconnoitre. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

E. Phillips Oppenheim De Grost came slowly forward into the middle of the room. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Sinclair Lewis In college he had felt that prosody and Latin Composition were futile, and he had looked forward to the study of medicine as illumination. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Sir James had sprung forward to anticipate the attack that he saw was coming and then, to save himself, most probably he had struck the fatal blow. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Guy de Maupassant She abruptly thrust forward her bare foot, and plunged it into the icy, fleecy snow. The First Snowfall (La Première Neige) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He knocked upon the window-pane on the right and passed forward a step or two, as though to enter the office. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Jules Verne Colonel Proctor and Mr. Fogg, revolvers in hand, hastily quitted their prison, and rushed forward where the noise was most clamorous. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Jacques Futrelle Mr. Howard was leaning forward in his chair with wrinkled brow intently studying the calm face of the young man. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

George Gissing At sight of Basil, the child drew rein; jumped down, and ran forward with smiling demonstrations of respect. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli A lady came forward and embraced Theodora, and then greeted Lothair with cordiality. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

During the occurrence of these events, the work was going forward actively on the canal, and the brigantines were within a fortnight of their completion. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins By employing these means of watching him, I believe I may look forward to the discovery of his secret — if he knows anything about the lost bank-notes — as to a dead certainty. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

William Makepeace Thackeray There’s a row about Attwood. — Yours truly, “SOLOMON GORTZ.” I immediately set forward to Gortz’s; he lived in the Rue du Helder, a few doors from Attwood’s new lodging. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Then, after a pause: “Go forward to yonder open space and wait. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch She ran her eye over the crowd and stepped forward a pace, as if to speak; but lifted a finger and beckoned instead: and out of the people a man fought his way to the foot of the scaffold. The Haunted Dragoon by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

D. H. Lawrence Then he shifts it forward over his nose, and makes it have two sticking-out points, like fox-ears, above his temples. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Olaf Stapledon He let go her arm and bowed forward with his head in his hands. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Guy de Maupassan Celeste, suddenly pale, quickly stepped forward and forcibly poured a spoonful down the child’s open mouth. The Child by Guy de Maupassan