Phrases with "gave"

Anthony Trollope When I gave him my hand then as he parted from me, I gave it him as his own. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

His name was Williams — Captain Williams of the Lion, which he part owned; a man of some note for the dinners he gave on board his ship. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Yet, when M. Paul sneered at me, I wanted to possess them more fully; his injustice stirred in me ambitious wishes — it imparted a strong stimulus — it gave wings to aspiration. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells It gave off a bluish low-lying mist that swirled and vanished as it diffused. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Jack London For me he tore the sham from the face of society and gave me glimpses of reality that were as unpleasant as they were undeniably true. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

She gave him no sign of recognition, but passed out of the courtyard, and walked rapidly away. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Charles Dickens I gave him mine, and then he drank, and drew his sleeve across his eyes and forehead. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he gave a little exclamation. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

I gave my cheque for it, as I didn’t like to wake you for a blank one. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Observing that the Lion gave no attention to the matter, the Skunk, keeping carefully out of reach, said: “Sir, I beg leave to point out that I have set on foot an implacable odour. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope She took his hand, however, and returned the pressure which he gave it. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Then he went back to Ireland, and after he had been there for some time his wife gave birth to a son. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Florence Dixie The sea was coming in across the ford, but Guillaume gave him a lift over on his horse. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Theodore Dreiser He gave the place the atmosphere to which they were used. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle At last he gave it up in disgust, and raising his stick hailed a passing ‘bus, into which he sprang, taking a searching glance round to see that no one was following him. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Andrew Lang To him they gave all their wealth, and lived with him till their dying day. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens This gave me opportunities of being with him that I could not otherwise have had. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sir Walter Scott Many of these now gave more free loose to their tongues, and discussed with unrestrained earnestness the amount of the succession, and the probability of its destination. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Joseph Atkinson, secretary in Ireland to the Ordnance Board, who had made friends with the young singer in Dublin, gave him an introduction to Lord Moira (afterwards the second Marquis of Hastings). Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

She gave them some useful hints about hop-picking and about what farms to try. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins I gave the letter to my mother. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anne Bronte And if God so loveth us, that He gave His only begotten Son to die for us, we ought also to love one another. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Jules Verne At this moment Top, who had been very quiet till then, gave signs of agitation. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

It, indeed, skimmed the cream of events, and ten minutes’ study of its sheets gave a busy man all the information he required concerning the doings of humanity. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

These Pediculi were darker coloured, and appeared different from those proper to the natives of Chiloe in South America, of which he gave me specimens. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

E. Phillips Oppenheim We gave him the correct figures but he only laughed at us. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

John Galsworthy But I shall be at Oakley Street.” Fleur gave her a shrewd look. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Such loving greeting hath one never heard, as the two ladies, Dame Uta and her daughter, gave the bride; upon her sweet mouth they kissed her oft. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Rudyard Kipling I gave them both my blessing, because ‘When shall I see you again?’ is a question that lies very near to hearts of all the world. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald So they stored the furniture, gave instructions to sublet and shook hands gloomily in the Pennsylvania Station. Amory and Tom seemed always to be saying good-by. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Bunyan Then did Christian address himself to go back; and Evangelist, after he had kissed him, gave him one smile, and bid him God speed. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

I could provide you with a reference—” (he gave her what she described to herself as a funny, sideways look), “but I should prefer you to dispense with that, if you don’t mind. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Ford Madox Ford She would not believe the trouble it gave him . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

One morning he gave me a packet of papers and a photograph — the lot tied together with a shoe-string. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

E. F. Benson She gave her silvery laugh, that started, so she had ascertained, on A flat above the treble clef. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Anthony Trollope Mrs Dale held her brother-in-law in no awe, and sometimes gave to the widow from Guestwick advice quite at variance to that given by the squire. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell And you have gone away, and left me alone with the dead woman! It was the same drug as the doctor gave, after all — only he gave little, and I gave much. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Sir Richard Burton The Sultan, raising the arras, drew near his daughter as she lay abed and gave her good morning. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Daniel Defoe After some time the planter gave us a certificate of discharge, and an acknowledgment of having served him faithfully, and we were free from him the next morning, to go wither we would. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

William Makepeace Thackeray The last trumpet sounded — tantara! tantara! — its shrill call rang over the wide plains, and the wide plains gave back no answer. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Elizabeth Gaskell I’ll just step upstairs and show you the patchwork quilt she gave me but last Saturday.” Mary was glad she was going out of the room. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Wilkie Collins I gave the letter myself to one of the servants at the hotel. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Henry James She gave me a hint of drops and inconsequences that might indeed have opened up abysses, and all the while she smiled and smiled. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

I would sit for hours, listening and listening, and when a stray sunbeam struck the inlaid steel, the sensation it gave me was almost too keen to endure. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

They gave him some cassava bread and boiled fish, which he ate voraciously, and soon after left the hut. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Maria Edgeworth The poor woman gave up the point; but she declared that she would the next time send her brother to make up the account, because he was sharper than herself, and would not be imposed upon so easily. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Algernon Blackwood The dog suddenly pointed at something in the field at his feet, and then gave chase, yelping like a mad thing. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Leslie Stephen Yet, even when we accept the corrected accounts of recent enquirers, there is no doubt that he gave proofs at a very early age of an extraordinary command of the resources of his art. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

It took to its bed after Mafeking Night, and the general use of the car gave it its final despatch. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Here I bear your sword that ye gave me, good knight and true. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

But presently ‘Abide with Me’ gave way to the familiar Sunday-morning jangle. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Henry James The stillness, all round, had been exactly what Fleda desired, but it gave her for the time a deep sense of failure, the sense of a sudden drop from a height at which she had all things beneath her. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Wilkie Collins When I’d done fixing him, I gave another rap with my paper-knife on the table to startle him up a bit. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Then some obstruction in the pipe gave way, and a sudden thick jet broke on his face. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

James Joyce He gave a sudden loud young laugh as a close. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Jules Verne While he puffed steadily at his pipe, the close attention which he gave me was beyond question. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Wilkie Collins Alas! my well-meant sympathy only gave offence. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

D. H. Lawrence She felt it gave her a proper footing. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Walter Scott Every sentinel, seemingly animated by his presence, shouldered his pike more uprightly, gave the word of the post more sharply, and seemed more fully awake and conscious of his duty. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Arnold Bennett He gave away a great deal of Mr Orgreave’s wisdom without mentioning the origin of the gift. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jonathan Swif Here’s politics enough for once; but Madam DD gave me occasion for it. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Ivan Turgenev Well, he caught him, and in the dark he gave him a good hiding. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Henry James I really think I have lived in every city in Europe.” Gertrude gave a little long soft exhalation. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

I put my point in every light I could; but he wouldn’t come round and finally gave the case against me. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

We want you,” and Stone gave Larose a big wink. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Wilkie Collins I gave the poor woman a trifle, and returned at once to Limmeridge House. The partial cleansing of the monument had evidently been accomplished by a strange hand. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He gave me an utterly uncomprehending glance. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Arthur Schopenhauer Philalethes. All and nothing! Thrasymachos. I thought so! I gave you a problem, and you solve it by a contradiction. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Bothwell gave up his afternoon to a long interview with the builder, who was a smart young man, and as honest as he was smart. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

And at the thought his vexation returned, and he gave short answers. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Henry James Morgan proceeded and after a few steps gave a sigh of mingled weariness and relief. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

Thomas Wolfe This homely coincidence gave him a feeling of perfectly delightful understanding and identity of purpose with a gentleman whose talents had for so many years been an object of his veneration. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Wilkie Collins One look at the dead woman, while the solitude in the room gave her the chance — one look might assure her of the livid pallor of death, or warn her of the terrible possibilities of awakening life. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Olaf Stapledon This, or the reaction which it caused in spectators, gave rise in time to a phase of widespread disgust and horror at the effects of moral nihilism. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Meredith She gave his hearing sight to view The silent chamber of a brown curled leaf: Thing that had throbbed ere shot black lightning through. The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady by George Meredith

Edgar Allan Poe At last an idea occurred to me which seemed rational, and which gave me cause to wonder, very justly, that I had not entertained it before. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

G. K. Chesterton In their mythology St. George did not conquer the dragon: he tied a pink ribbon round its neck and gave it a saucer of milk. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Jules Verne When the time came, he gave up his apparatus to another and returned to the vitiated air on board, calm, unflinching, unmurmuring. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Then one afternoon I met the owner of Red Pottage in the lounge of Tattersall’s Club. He gave me a curt nod, which I acknowledged with an even curter one. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

And afterwards I was very glad that the coolie had been killed; it put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for shooting the elephant. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle She wheeled her mustang round, gave it a cut with her riding-whip, and darted away down the broad road in a rolling cloud of dust. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Leslie Stephen The only rational explanation of the fact, if it be taken for a fact, must be that Swift, having resolved not to marry, gave Stella this security that he would, at least, marry no one else. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

James Joyce Bald, most zealous by the door he gave his large ear all to the attendant’s words: heard them: and was gone. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

D.H. Lawrence The valley here seemed wider, the great flanks of the mountains gave place, the peaks above were further back. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

When Curtis came in next day, he gave the whole show away; he was half-drunk still and rude to boot. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Jack London She gave me the hatchet and told me to take a hack at the boulder, which I did, again and again, for yellow spots sprang up from under every blow. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Olaf Stapledon On one occasion tile medium gave a display of “psychometry. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon This gave an impression as of a person habitually straining to overcome short-sightedness, or constantly suffering from a headache, or perhaps struggling to understand some awkward problem. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens Arthur, completely bewildered, gave the required pledge. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Sir Walter Scott Books, drawings, letters, were exchanged between them, and every trifling commission, given or executed, gave rise to a new correspondence. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Life gave it jewel-like lustre. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells She gave him an unusual sense of being brightly, accurately and completely visible. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Marie Corelli And no shame to him as he gave himself no airs, and could turn a hand to anything. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

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]

John Lewis Burckhard He, however, gave me a good reception, killed a lamb for my dinner, and would not let me depart in the afternoon, ano­ther Arab having prepared a goat for our supper. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Wilkie Collins He wrote a sedative prescription; and he gave (with a happy choice of language) some sound and safe advice. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Denys gave way, but on condition that once in Burgundy they should always stop at an inn. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Their names are ‘Alwán, ‘Imrán, Suway’id, and Sa’id; and the list of nineteen tribes, which I gave in “The Gold–Mines of Midian,” is confined to the descendants of the third brother. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

William Morris Sir Hugh left the Castle of the Quest some three months after the Black Squire came to us for captain, and he gave over the castle to Sir Geoffrey of Lea, an old and wise man of war. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Especially if he gave you cause to suppose he might come here. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Radclyffe Hall She wore it cut short like a mediaeval page; it was straight, and came just to the lobes of her ears, which at that time of pompadours and much curling gave her an unusual appearance. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

They gave him then his guerdon, the garments and the gold. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

D. H. Lawrence Ursula turned towards the bride and the people, and, from her place of vantage, gave an inarticulate cry. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf She gave another wave of her hand to him as he turned the corner. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Mark Twain It is said the Fridolin (the old Fridolin), a new saint, but formerly a missionary, gave the mountain its gracious name. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Henry James Resting on Maisie’s, though for ever so short a time, there was something they gave up to her and tried to explain. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Nellie Bly She had been working as a chambermaid, and when her health gave way she was sent to some Sisters’ Home to be treated. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Virginia Woolf I’m no longer at Russell Square.” The voice in which she gave this information was so constrained as to sound almost harsh. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

William Morris He gave himself but little rest, eating what he needs must as he went. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Gustave Flauber Madame Aubain said that she would attend to it, and then gave orders to have the horses saddled. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

I gave him some money and dismissed him by the private gate. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Edith Wharton And one phrase of hers perhaps gave the clue to her acceptance: “Now at least she’ll never suspect the truth. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Mr. Hale’s label was on the bottle, and the quantity of the contents was exactly what it had been after I gave Milly her last dose — one dose gone out of the full bottle. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

When he saw who it was he gave a cry. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Ben gave me the pills with one hand, and took off his apron with the other. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

The candid brow, the wide-set eyes, the bee-stung lip that gave her mouth the expression of a disappointed child — it made a formidable whole. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins He gave me his card as I opened the shop-door for him. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gissing It was a healthful time; it gave me a new lease of life, and taught me—in so far as I was teachable—how to make use of it. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Edith Wharton He felt too weak to think much more than that; but he gave himself another good meal, and the next day started out on his round. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

She gave one terrified glance at Rachel, and slipped out after him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

T. H. Huxley The infusion then gave no trace of any appearance of spontaneous generation, however long it might be left, as all the germs in the air were deposited in the beginning of the bent neck. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Henry James Then it befell that Jackson Lemon for the first time in his life dropped and gave way — gave way, that is, to the sense of sadness. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

George Gissing Above the shapeless houses night was signalling a murky approach; the sky — if sky it could be calledgave threatening of sleet, perchance of snow. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Meredith Her buried body gave her flowers and food; The peace, the homely skies, the springs that welled; Love, the large love that folds the multitude. The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady by George Meredith

Arnold Bennett His wages were extremely moderate, but they were what he had asked, and in exchange for them he gave his existence. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Thomas Hardy First he gave his arm, but the wind tore them apart as easily as coupled cherries. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

William Makepeace Thackeray I gave my catalogue to the two young ladies before mentioned, and have forgotten the names of other artists of merit, whose works decked the walls of the little gallery. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle A young Frenchman, dying of fever on the west coast of Africa, gave it to me as a professional fee. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Eliza wrote word back that she would prefer that day; it gave more time for preparation. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Edith Wharton She gave the look back brightly, unblushingly, as though the expedient were too simple to need oblique approaches. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

D. H. Lawrence His eyes hardened, and he gave way. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle I gave a gruff order, and all were at their posts again while we headed north-west. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

William Makepeace Thackeray I had a genius, in fact, for the game; and now that I was placed in that station of life where I could cultivate my talents, I gave them full play, and improved amazingly. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Rudyard Kipling I carried my difficulty to a neighbour — a deep-rooted tree of that soil — and he gave me a name of a family which conveyed no meaning. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Henry James Papa gave her up, as it were, for me. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

George Eliot And it gave me strength and resolution to get up and dress myself. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Edith Wharton I gave her an idea of the situation, and she was awfully kind. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Tobias Smolle When I proposed that we should enter into terms of agreement, he gave me to understand that his bargains were always conditional, and his authors paid in proportion to the sale of their works. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

She wore it with a touch of unusual color in her cheeks and, an added light in her dark eyes that gave a winsomeness to her beauty which it had not always. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

My room is next to Mrs. Pell’s; but it’s not much larger than a closet, and has no fireplace in it: she only gave it me because it was not good enough for any one else. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

He would have haggled over the sheep’s price for an hour but David gave him at once what he asked. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Miss Timmens gave her door a bang, regardless of good manners, and Hannah pursued her way. David Garth’s Ghost by Ellen Wood [1871]

Ford Madox Ford But the brick pink of his complexion, running perfectly level to the brick pink of his inner eyelids, gave them a curious, sinister expression — like a mosaic of blue porcelain set in pink china. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

After only a moment or two they gave up trying to defend themselves and took to their heels. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Benjamin Disraeli And, indeed, her conduct gave evidence of restlessness rather than misery; for her heart seemed sometimes exuberantly gay; often did she smile, and ever did she sing. The Consul’s Daughter by Benjamin Disraeli

Finally, he gave a whole day to the thing, and made an admirable sketch. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I earned all that you gave me in the factory, and a little more. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Sarah Orne Jewett So no other living soul had the facts, and he gave them to me. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

With one accord they then gave over the strife and laid aside the many riddled helmets and the broad, battered bucklers. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Anna Katherine Green Though I had neither wife nor child, the promise of activity on the lines which appeal to every man of political instinct gave me all I seemed to need in the way of compensation. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Arnold Bennett And somehow this picking up of Dick invested Samuel with importance, gave him a share in the glory of the feat itself. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Bram Stoker Mimi, when she came to the door, which stood ajar, gave a light tap. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

H. G. Wells That gave me a great advantage over him because his powers of enforcement were strictly limited. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Washington Irving At every pause in the general conversation, he renewed his bantering in pretty much the same terms; winking hard at me with both eyes, whenever he gave Master Simon what he considered a home thrust. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

George Gissing He sang a Volkslied, and in a way which showed that there was poetry in the man’s nature, though his outward appearance gave so little promise of it. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Ford Madox Ford Tietjens gave the reins to the girl and got down. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Steele Rudd THEY gave ’im best themselves. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Edgar Allan Poe When I had completed the drawing, I gave it to you, and observed you narrowly until you returned it. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Bram Stoker For her, I am ashamed to say so much, but I say it in kindness, I gave what you gave, the blood of my veins. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

On coming home, she ran up to her own room, and sitting by the open window, gave herself up to that delicious dream of new-found joy. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Henry James He gave them a last long look, but no palest light broke. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

I gave her but little thought. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I dare say she never gave a domestic order in her life. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Andrew Lang For a long time the giant would not hear of it, but in the end he gave in, and told her exactly how it must all be done. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith A virgin who loosens a dove from her bosom does it with no greater effort than Vittoria gave out her voice. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Saunders, against his own judgment, was instructed to cross-examine her; and, without meaning it, he put a question which gave her deep distress. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Meredith He gave them money for porterage, saying, “You see, the gates are held by that infernal people, and a quiet traveller must come over the walls. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

However, I gave the word to ‘head on’. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Thomas Hardy Stephen gave but little attention to these phenomena, and less time. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Mr. Challoner gave the detective an agonised look and turned white to the lips. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Margaret Oliphant Then she recollected herself, gave her startled visitor a comical look, and dropped into her chair, before which that coarsest of poor needlewoman’s work was lying. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Abraham Merri If Olaf, sitting in the bow, felt it, too, he gave no sign; his blue eyes, with again the glint of ice within them, watched the channel before us. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

She gave a little scream, but David knew that at once she was aware who this was. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. G. Wells He was always imaginative, erratic, inconsistent, recklessly inexact, and his inundation of wealth merely gave him scope for these qualities. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Steele Rudd Someone called out “Faster!” Kate gave it faster. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Charles Dickens He gave it an ingenious twist in the air, and informed me that he was carousing. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Ford Madox Ford His parents died just about that time, and Edward, though they both decided that he should continue his soldiering, gave a great deal of attention to the management of Branshaw through a steward. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

William Makepeace Thackeray She kicked a little at paying the washing too; but she gave in at last, for I was her dear Bob, you know; and I’m blest if I could not make her give me the gown off her back. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It gave to the “soul” that sense of contact with the inmost force, of perception of the uttermost purpose, which we always crave. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Rudyard Kipling Plunder he gave them, but pity, none. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Mr. Rogers gave him a finger and introduced him to his friend. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope He was the man of whom the older inhabitants of Dillsborough and the neighbourhood still thought and still spoke when they gave vent to their feelings in favour of gentlemen. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

It gave her a sort of pleasant shock. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Edith Wharton The twinge it gave her prompted her to ask: “Don’t you ever mean to get married?” Moffatt gave her a quick look. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

George Gissing All he said was received with a certain deference anything but disagreeable; even Ada gave him respectful attention, and made not a single caustic remark. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith Dr. Shrapnel’s ‘Ego–Ego’ yelped and gave chase to her through the pure beatitudes of her earlier days down to her present regrets. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arthur Machen Thus January 1, 1884, gave the Shakespearean quotation that had been assigned to December 27, 1877; for January 2 I chose a motto that had pertained to February 6, 1882, and so forth. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Leon Trotsky General Lavergne, who had replaced Niessel, gave me frequent advice in a cautious and rather soft-spoken manner — advice of little value but in appearance well meant. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I gave my horse an hour's rest here, with the thermometer at 102° in the shade. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D. H. Lawrence He gave her some little order, then returned, steadied now, almost ashamed, to his wife. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather Mr. Holliday paid the boys a dollar a week for keeping up the yard, and they gave the money to their mother — it didn’t come amiss in a family where actual cash was so short. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anthony Trollope It was you spotted this man, and when you said that you thought it would do, I gave way. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth His disregard, on all occasions, of pecuniary interest, gave me a conviction of his liberal spirit. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Jack London One of the hunters, a tall, loose-jointed chap named Henderson, was going aft at the time from the steerage (the name the hunters facetiously gave their midships sleeping quarters) to the cabin. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

It was night time, and he took me out on a balcony and gave me a free view of the sky. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Henry Fielding Where, then, will be your tauntings and your vauntings, your boastings and your braggings? You will then be ready to give more for a drop of water than you ever gave for a bottle of wine. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Maria Edgeworth This pride, I trust, will never desert me: it has grown with my growth; it was implanted in my character by the education which my dear mother gave me; and now, even by her it cannot be eradicated. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Washington Irving For which act done, and trew entent, The Kyng made him knyght incontinent; And gave him armes, as here you see, To declare his fact and chivaldrie. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Anthony Trollope The four Dillons, of Ballyhaunis, gave out to their grooms a large assortment of pipe-clay and putty-powder. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Frederick Marryat In the evening he gave Edward the letters which he had written, and a considerable sum of money, telling him where he was to apply if he required more for his expenses. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]