Phrases with "gave"

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a dash of recklessness and devilry about them, which, with his wiry, powerful frame and jaunty manner, gave the impression of a man whose past had been an adventurous one. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

She was pale as a girl could be and looked so ill that I asked her if she was well enough to be out alone; but she gave me no reply and left the store as soon as possible. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Jules Verne The whale, seriously wounded, gave the sea such a slap with his tail, that the water dashed up over the bow of the aeronef. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

I was uglier, yes, and I think even more repulsive-looking than I am now!” he gave Barbara a quick glance from under his shaggy eyebrows, but she made no sign of dissent, and he smiled, wryly. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Daniel Defoe He gave his legions their eternal station, And made them all freeholders of the nation. The True-Born Englishman by Daniel Defoe [1701]

George MacDonald To be sure, if I gave Diamond two hours’ additional rest, it would be all the better for the old bones of him, and there would be four hours extra out of the other horse. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Henry James The young man gave a jerk to the stump of his cigarette and turned away with marked nervousness. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But what on earth is the urgency?” “His Excellency gave me no intimation, sir. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Asking for no grace, he gave none. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

She received and gave the purest, sweetest, but also the entirest of all kisses. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Joseph Furphy It was about midnight when I gave it best. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

This peasant wept and pretended that everything had been taken from him; Fabrizio gave him a crown, and he found some . The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Thomas Hardy The No he had expected and got from her, in spite of a preliminary encouragement, gave Ned a new start in life. The Fiddler of the Reels by Thomas Hardy [1893]

Gaston Leroux He gave some breathless orders for the island to be barred. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

D. H. Lawrence Gudrun, critical of everything, gave it her full approval. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling If he stands it then, he’ll be sure King gave us the notion. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

D. H. Lawrence But the meadow was bathed in a glory of sunshine, and the path was jewelled, and it was seldom that he gave her any sign. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis It gave him the impression of being a guest on Fifth Avenue. “It’s kind of a plain room,” Mrs. Arty said, doubtfully. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

From the moment I first saw her there, the blue flowers in her belt gave her, in my mind, the supreme title to all of their kind. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

As a last resource she determined to quit Richmond. Her struggles, and the energy called into action by her fortitude, gave a tone of superiority to her mind, which her aunt felt and submitted to. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Charles Kingsley If he is mistaken, God forgive him!” “If he is mistaken?” went on Mrs. Harvey, still over the pie-dish: but Grace gave her no answer. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Richard Burton The railway station, close to the hotel, the new British hospital, the noisy Greek casino, the Frankish shops, the puffing steamers, and the ringing of morning bells, gave me a novel impression. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Henry Handel Richardson And the rough sketch he gave her interested her so much that she expressed a strong wish to know more. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

From a few feet above the Col-floor appear the eastern faces of the giants of the coast-range; and our altitude, some 3800 feet, gave us to a certain extent a measure of their grand proportions. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

H. G. Wells She gave herself up to fantastic dreams, dreams of the days when the war would be over and victory enthroned. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

No, it was because she was half-hearted that she gave way. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry Adams Newport was charming, but it asked for no education and gave none. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

I am always astonished that they gave Mr. Wedlake anything. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Sinclair Lewis Dave yelped, “Where’s that ten dollars I gave you last year?” and he looked to the other men to laugh. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

She gave us tea in her sitting-room next door to us, and this gave Aunt Pussy special satisfaction, as we, having no sitting-room, could not possibly, as she constantly averred, return the civility. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Oscar Wilde The ancient historians gave us delightful fiction in the form of fact; the modern novelist presents us with dull facts under the guise of fiction. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

He went by her presently, carrying an atmosphere of stale tobacco with him as he went; and he gave her a friendly nod as he passed, and a “Good morning, Diana;” but that was all. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Edith Wharton It made him seem years older, and she reflected with a shiver that listening to him probably gave her the same look. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Nellie Bly They held me under until I gave up every hope and became senseless. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Anthony Trollope And then, to tell the truth, he had not that rich consolation for which Phineas gave him credit. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The strong constitution which he had remorselessly wasted for more than twenty years past, gave way at length, at the very time when his social chances looked most brightly. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

I am sure it gave her pleasure, when he asked for a few drops of orange-flower water, to be able to say there was not such a thing in the house. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

Wilkie Collins This at least is certain, I gave the doses too copiously and at too short intervals. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I gave you credit for a certain amount of intelligence, which apparently you possess. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

The start which he gave and the exclamation he uttered were unequivocal. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James A little reflection rendered this hypothesis untenable; it was too evident that the account he gave of things must repeatedly have contradicted her own knowledge. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Roger gave a sigh of relief at the thought of Jones. And he should pension off old Toby and Hesketh and Nokes. They had worked on the estate for over forty years. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Charles Dickens No wonder that Barbara laughed; but her ridicule only excited and confirmed my determination; and the very difficulty of the enterprise gave it the interest that all my other efforts had lacked. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Andrew Lang So the fisherman gave them each a lambskin cap which half covered their faces, and completely hid their golden hair and the stars on their foreheads, and led them to the court. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A shop-window, full of dusty plaster medallions for mantelpiece decorations, gave them their first notions of classic design. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

It gave us all we could do to keep along with him. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

G. K. Chesterton But he didn’t think it odd that I should ask him for help, and in his own way he gave it. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Richard Burton Whenever one of the party drew forth a little delicacy-a few dates or a pomegranate-they gave away a share of it to the children, and most of them took their turns to nurse the baby. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Hope Hodgson And I to answer her; but after mine own fashion which did be a word between each kiss that I gave to her. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

F. Scott Fitzgerald In Mr. Carleton’s salesman’s Utopia the only reason prospective buyers ever gave for not purchasing stock was that they doubted it to be a promising investment. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Bellingham gave me a full detailed description of the will; and a pretty document it seems to be. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

If he gave an order to his servant, he had said, Ben would carry it out at all costs to himself, and would never be induced to talk in any circumstances. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Ivan Turgenev However, I gave myself up all that day to a feverish gaiety, assured myself that I simply did not deserve such happiness; but next morning. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

E. F. Benson I gave him the authorisation myself. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

D. H. Lawrence I had no warm, flamy life till he gave it me. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang Then the fox gave the prince three grains of gold, one of which he was to throw into the guard-room, another into the room where the bird Grip sat, and the third into its cage. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Some intriguing general issued a pronunciamiento, the troops revolted, and the Central Government at Madrid, having no effective force and no moral ascendancy, gave way. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Like most single men, being very much the gentleman so far as money was concerned, he gave them plenty of “feeds,” and from time to time a very agreeable hop. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

D’Artagnan gave way first to that itching at the tip of his tongue which he so habitually experienced. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

I reject his compliments; besides, I gave him his answer — didn’t you hear what I said?” “No; you spoke so low. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jane Austen Marianne gave one glance round the apartment as she entered: it was enough — HE was not there — and she sat down, equally ill-disposed to receive or communicate pleasure. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

The monk having appeared in answer he gave him an order and the man immediately withdrew. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Walter Scott The accounts they gave of their situation, differ in some particulars. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Mr. Gould, who kindly gave me some of these feathers, fully agrees with me in the completeness of the gradation. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

He was kind to Morgan: he gave Morgan toys, and gave him drink — when — when —’ He stopped, and an expression of cunning overspread his pale face. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Andrew Lang At first Mustapha refused, saying that he had been blindfolded; but when the robber gave him another piece of gold he began to think he might remember the turnings if blindfolded as before. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens But, one of their body gave information; and they, together with SHEPHERD a wine merchant, Lord Russell, Algernon Sidney, LORD ESSEX, LORD HOWARD, and Hampden, were all arrested. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

There was a round table in the centre, under a large moderator lamp which gave an exceptionally brilliant light. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. F. Benson I allow I gave her the chance. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli When the Governor scored king, the Archbishop gave the odds, drew knave queen one hand. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Guy de Maupassan The nurse and the doctor leaned over her and gave her all attention. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Once when we militia chaps were at the Ram, at Gloucester, for a week’s training, we gave a ball there, and footed it till daylight. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Jack London The Bishop bowed and gave me precedence. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Charles Dickens Nor was this the absurdest consequence; for when we unbent at supper, and any one of us gave way to laughter, he forgot the peculiarity of his position, and instantly disappeared. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Arthur Conan Doyle He bounded back from his perilous foeman; but the other, heated by the bout, rushed madly after him, and so gave the practised wrestler the very vantage for which he had planned. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

James Anthony Froude It gave him leisure to read and reflect. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Lawrence gave him a blow, and he went out of sight, leaving him up to the two ankles in blood. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Ivan Turgenev I gave myself up to all my passing sensations, and cheated myself, turning away from memories, and shutting my eyes to what I foreboded before me. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Sir Walter Scott These were not the only proofs of good nature the Prince gave about this time. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Henry James It was the dead silence of our long gaze at such close quarters that gave the whole horror, huge as it was, its only note of the unnatural. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

George Gissing It was the day on which he gave a drawing-lesson to Dr. Tootle’s two eldest children. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Thomas Hardy He gave the little thing sixpence, and asked for her mamma. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle Instantly he gave an exclamation of satisfaction, strapped up the valise, shut the safe, locked it, and hurried out on to the terrace. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Jules Verne But when Uncle Prudent sounded his repeater — which was a masterpiece from his colleague’s factory — the tiny gong only gave a quarter to three, and the watch had not stopped. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Henry James Mrs. Pallant gave a small dry laugh — she wasn’t joking. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Sinclair Lewis Meantime he had telephoned to a laundry, to a clothes presser, and when the runners came, he gave out all of Howard’s garments that he could round up, for cleaning by special twelve-hour service. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Being urged to look at their beauty I gave them a cold and hostile glance. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Abraham Merri I snatched the sledge from his hand, gave him a blow that sent him reeling. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jonathan Swif Why do you trouble yourself, Mistress Stella, about my instrument? I have the same the Archbishop gave me; and it is as good now the bishops are away. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

D. H. Lawrence The condition of James gave little room for hope. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope And when she was in bed she gave herself up to the sweetness of her love. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Virginia Woolf The penciling of this note gave Rodney time to recover himself. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Wilkie Collins And he gave the money, sulky enough. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

D. H. Lawrence A strange, dark, silent look of knowledge she gave him: from so far away, it seemed. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton Of bitterness, of resentment she gave no sign; and he was awed by the same serenity of spirit which had struck him in the imprisoned doctor. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Leon Trotsky He gave to the Pravda both money and all his strength. My Life by Leon Trotsky

She gave me another swift glance and touched the embroidery on her knee, smiling faintly. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Jane Austen She gave a moment’s recollection, as they hurried along, to the little circumstances which the same spots had witnessed earlier in the morning. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Life is full of trouble, Clary!” and here the mistress of Hale Castle, and of some seventy thousand per annum, gave a despondent sigh. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

He gave up the hope then: went on in the old jog-trot line, and subsided into an obscure rural chemist and druggist. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

There were, some years ago, two or three hundred books in it of his father-in-law, Mr. Smith, which Sir Isaac gave to Dr. Newton, of our town. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

E. F. Benson A day or two later I gave a coherent account of my adventure, and three or four men, armed with guns, went over my traces. The Horror-Horn by E. F. Benson

Perhaps it was the contents of one of those packing cases that gave off so unpleasant an odor. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It turned to a greyish fine powder, which powder gave no further results, however much I might treat it with electricity. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

At first it gave him a glow of secret pleasure, blended with doubt as to how his wife would like the use Bartley had made of her in it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Jack London Jock Horner, quiet as was his way, gave no sign; but the blood surged darkly across Smoke’s forehead, and he half opened his mouth to speak. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

H. G. Wells When I got an advance from Jennings I gave way to a growing desire for companionship and wrote to ask if I might come to tea with her on Sunday afternoon. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Miles Franklin Grannie gave me a warm embrace and many kisses. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

The public selfishness gave way when the danger of the bishop was made known. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell We would have given him of our best, as was his due from us; but he only listened to the directions we gave him to his aunt’s, and took no notice of our apologies. Morton Hall by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

At the feet of the lamb they lay, and the pursuing creature gave vent to something that was both laugh and snarl, and paused, and very softly began to creep round them before he sprang. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Her hand on a child’s hot brow sent it into a peaceful sleep; her presence gave to the sick the will to live and to the fearful a gleam of courage. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

H. Rider Haggard Then he gave up writing, for Leonard was a proud man; moreover he guessed that she did not reply because she could not. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Jane Austen He gave her to understand that he had looked at her with some earnestness. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

H. G. Wells I did not ask what these wanderings of attention signified; I was ashamed of them but I gave way to them. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Florence Dixie I used to argue with her, but I gave it up. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Don Lucas Alaman, then Minister of Exterior Relations, offered a compensation to the nuns for the curious piece of antiquity which they gladly gave up to the government, on whose account he acted. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Edith Wharton Undine gave him back a quick smile. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

In his hand he bore Robin Hood’s good stout trusty bow of yew, and this he gave to him, kneeling the while upon one knee. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Her husband, a man of genius and learning, gave her his whole heart — a heart worth having; but he was not ambitious, and he despised the world. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Sinclair Lewis You’d like it, wouldn’t you, if we moved to a couple of rooms in the Dakota Lodging House!” Theo gave it up. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne We can well understand to how many discussions and conversations the altered appearance of the country gave rise. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

One of the bantams having been knocked in the head, and having an eye put out, gave in, and two monstrous prize-cocks were brought on. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

And, oh, how she longed to crush him! ‘I came to St. Ewalds over a year ago,’ said Polwin suddenly, ‘because the money which Trevick gave me to go to New Zealand was spent. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

That these brave men were coming, gave her little grief. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

William Hope Hodgson He gave me the course, and then, without another word, went forrard along the poop. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton The first fall of night after a day of radiance often gave her a sense of hidden menace: it was like looking out over the world as it would be when love had gone from it. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

But when he felt that communicating wire in his hand and experienced for the first time the full influence of the other’s eye, it took all his hardihood to hide the hypnotic thrill it gave him. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Robert Green Ingersoll He promised them the world; He gave them a desert. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

So I gave Jim his share; and after tea, when we sat down again, there weren’t more than a dozen of us that were in the card racket. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Lady Whitney gave five hundred directions to Mrs. Frost about the extras he was to eat and drink, Hall being had in to assist at the conference. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Bram Stoker When the Professor locked the door he gave the key to Arthur. Outside the air was sweet, the sun shone, and the birds sang, and it seemed as if all nature were tuned to a different pitch. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

He gave me his word of honour that the result was as he described. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Richard Burton Suspecting treachery, he gave it for this purpose to a slave, bidding him carry it to some distance; the bearer was shot by a pistol cunningly fixed, like Rob Roy’s, in the folds of the bag. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

He gave her a careless look over, and puckered his eyes as if he were puzzled, but finally his face broke into a delighted smile. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Robert Green Ingersoll I intend so to live that when I die my children can come to my grave and truthfully say: “He who sleeps here never gave us one moment of pain. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Guy de Maupassan A speculation that gave every prospect of success has fallen through, and I am eighty-five thousand dollars in debt. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

H.P. Lovecraft Most were seamen, and a sprinkling of Negroes and mulattoes, largely West Indians or Brava Portuguese from the Cape Verde Islands, gave a colouring of voodooism to the heterogeneous cult. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Madame du Deffand gave early proof that she shared to the full this propensity of her age. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

At my earnest entreaty, the old man, who was growing softer every day, gave in to me. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

His heart, so easily won to tenderness, gave her readily a brother’s regard. Lodore by Mary Shelley

William Makepeace Thackeray No single one of the conspirators communicated with any other than the Frenchman; but personally he gave his orders to them all. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle The two officers looked at each other, and the smaller one gave a long whistle. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence St. Mawr gave a great curve like a fish, spread his forefeet on the earth and reared his head, looking round in a ghastly fashion. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

This Herodes received very kindly, and sent it back again, but added that he could not tell the reason why, since each of the games gave a particular garland, yet all of them bestowed the palm. Symposiacs by Plutarch

She took it for granted that he, ‘the boy’, should have the biggest portion; but however much she gave him he invariably demanded more. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Zona Gale Miss Holland gave him her hand. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Marjorie Bowen It was noticeable that she gave her husband neither his name nor his title. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

E. F. Benson Well, I gave her something to despise me for. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Lefty Sawyer caught the rope again, but the jute strands gave way and he stumbled. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

They had been so beautiful yesterday when he gave them to Hester. Hester herself had been so pretty yesterday. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Guy de Maupassant After a little while, he gave up coming to see me. The Port (Le Port) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

He drank all the water I gave him, but he hadn’t much to say for himself. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Elizabeth Gaskell He gave Nest fair warning of what she must expect, and he thinks some day she will be found murdered. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Henry James Lastly, he had the resource of staying till every one had come and gone and of believing this grateful to her, though she gave no particular sign. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

The Captain, too, gave way to fits of temper that simply terrified Miss West. Reared in the quiet atmosphere of a well-trained school, she had never met with temper such as this. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Rudyard Kipling Mowgli gave the snake-call — “We be of one blood, ye and I,”— and followed on his hands and knees. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Edgar Allan Poe There were circumstances, moreover, which coupled with late events, gave an unearthly and portentous character to the mania of the rider, and to the capabilities of the steed. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Hope Rudolf gave no time for putting any such notion into effect. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

It gave him the opportunity of creating a new and delightful atmosphere, in which his wit, his fancy, his humour, and his observation could play at their ease. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Rudyard Kipling The crash came; Mamie or Hattie or Sadie gave up their maid, their carriages and candy, and with a No. 2 Remington and a stout heart set about earning their daily bread. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

It was very pleasant to have an admirer who gave so freely and asked nothing. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Mark Twain Mr. Beach gave his check for the money and so the troubles of the Jaffa colonists were at an end. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Gissing You say that Mrs. Brewer gave me an excellent character?” “I certainly shouldn’t have known you from her description. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Tobias Smolle He gave tokens of great amazement at this assurance of mine, and shook his cane over my head, regarding me all the time with a countenance truly diabolical. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

E. Phillips Oppenheim Surprise gave way to terror in those strange expressive eyes. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

To the wainscotting of the rooms he gave special attention, but there was not the slightest sign of any of them having been disturbed lately. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Frederick Marryat Humphrey said little in reply; he wished to think it over before he gave any opinion. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Guy de Maupassant Her pale complexion, of an ivory tint, gave her the appearance of a statue, while a small, diamond coronet glistened on her black hair like a milky way. Useless Beauty (L’Inutile Beauté) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Charles Dickens I gave him my views of his plan, and he very much approved of the same. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Arnold Bennett I gave him your address, and he’s going to write to you. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Charles Dickens This was a polite way of begging for a contribution towards the expenses of some music in the Saint’s honour, so we gave him whatever it may have been, and his messenger departed: well satisfied. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

H. G. Wells He gave the shout of home-coming. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Charles Dickens I couldn’t make out her name at first; for, when she gave it in answer to my inquiry, it sounded like Beltot, which didn’t sound right. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

Rudyard Kipling I’m not a priest; but if you don’t tidy up these rooms, our Aedile (Valens gave him his gross nick-name in the quarter) will fine the sandals off your feet. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

It was a tiny incident in itself, but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of imperialism — the real motives for which despotic governments act. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

You gave me this morning a rough description of the individual who called upon you, can you recall anything particular about his appearance. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Florence Dixie Suddenly 1’Aria gave a cry, and through the darkness we could dimly see him floundering about, his horse having evidently lost footing. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Andrew Lang So he showed her the two laurels which had helped him, and she, like a prudent girl, thinking they gave him too much advantage over his wife, cut them off at the root and threw them in the fire. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jane Austen His unsettled affections, wavering with his vanity, Maria’s decided attachment, and no sufficient principle on either side, gave it possibility: Miss Crawford’s letter stampt it a fact. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Athos gave Raoul some of the holy water. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

I gave her my promise that, if that came to pass, he should find me a better friend to him than he deserved. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Miles Franklin It was a small thing to have a little pocket-money to spend on anything that took my fancy — a very small thing, and yet how much pleasure it gave me. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Well?” “I gave him a drink or two,” said Drudge, “and a few stamps, as he is a collector. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Arthur Conan Doyle Tom gave us a champagne supper that night, and the fun was fast and furious, but in the midst of it a telegram from my principal was handed in ordering me to return to Manchester by the next train. Crabbe’s Practice by Arthur Conan Doyle

F. Scott Fitzgerald The approaching train gave out a premonitory siren that tumbled melodramatically toward them down the glistening blue tracks. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Walter Scott The King gave ten shillings from the customs of Woodstock to make a new one yearly, besides a tree fitted for the purpose out of the forest. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Wilkie Collins I gave a dinner-party last week, and shall not give another for some time to come. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Dora was always particularly civil and grateful about my efforts, but she gave me only one more glimpse, and that enigmatic, of any special reason why they should be made. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Ere long, the little party broke up: Miss Keeldar’s ruffled and darkened brow, curled lip, and incensed eye, gave no invitation to further social enjoyment. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Borrow As a small requital for his kindness, I gave him one day, after dinner, unasked, a brief account of my history and pursuits. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Adam Lindsay Gordon And Western was there, head and tail in the air, And Pondon was there, too — what noodle Could so name a horse? I should feel some remorse If I gave such a name to a poodle. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Elizabeth Gaskell He gave his directions, and promised to come again; so soon, that this one thing showed his opinion of the gravity of the case. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Florence Dixie We gave chase to them, but the dogs got so excited, running first after one ostrich and then after another, that at last they all got away. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Willa Cather Something in the way he uttered his unornamented phrases gave them the impressiveness of inscriptions cut in stone. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Tod gave a grunt of displeasure. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle What gave it its sinister significance, however, was that from hem to hem it was all dabbled and discoloured. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

He gave me good-morning quite in a friendly tone, and set to posting up the books as if he had never misbehaved in his days. Prester John by John Buchan

Victor Hugo Time after time they have made their power more felt than that of the Commons. They gave check to the king. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

He smiled at her charmingly, as though he were offering her a kingdom, and said: ‘We’ll not be marrying, Christina.’ She took his statement as clearly as he gave it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]