Phrases with "girl"

Leo Tolstoy Here is another woman — a girl — indisposed, violated by soldiers. The Young Tsar by Leo Tolstoy

Now no noise, Ste, I won’t have Gibbon’s girl here. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

The girl resembled her mother only in the grace and flexibility of her slender form, the quickness of her movements, and the vivacity of her speech. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

What right had I, I asked myself, to tell a girl that I loved her, when it was almost beyond the bounds of possibility that I could ever make her my wife? None at all. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Walter Scott This was accordingly the case during the earlier part of their intercourse, while Julian was a lad, and Alice a girl two or three years younger. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A girl perched herself on the arm of Miles’ chair; Joel crossed to Stella, who stood disconsolately by the fire. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Gissing You thought he loved me? How could he love a girl like me, Lyddy?’ Lydia had followed the unfolding of the tale with growing surprise. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

There was a Sergatzki boy who made his fortune in two years, and married a girl from these parts, from the town. In the World by Maksim Gorky

R. D. Blackmore In those days no girl was ashamed to blush; and the bloodless cheek savored of small-pox. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope Any girl might be proud of such an offer. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood It was the girl who invariably opened its ivory gates for him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

The girl for all her experience was still too innocent, and indeed not yet sufficiently aware of herself as a woman, to mistrust these masked approaches. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

The girl is too pretty to be the bride of the old war god. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

With all this care, it seemed strange the sick girl did not get well; yet such was the case: she wasted like any snow-wreath in thaw; she faded like any flower in drought. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Borrow Imitating the uncouth lilt of the original, this piece may be translated: Said the gipsy girl to her mother dear, ‘O mother dear, a sad load I bear. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Henry James But all the same the girl had taken fright; the impression her father desired to make would evidently be sharp enough. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

G. K. Chesterton As she walked on rather wearily along the parade she caught sight of a girl in black with faint fair hair and a tremulous, intelligent face which she was sure she had seen before. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Wilkie Collins He was an elderly gentleman; and he seemed surprised to find so young a girl as myself in charge of the business, and, what is more, competent to support the charge. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

William Godwin Hopkinson therefore took the little girl by the hand to lead her to her that called her. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The girl stretched upon the sofa, also upholstered with crimson plush, at first sight seemed to possess only the attractions of the barmaid type. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Sinclair Lewis I’ll be working my head off all day long, training the girl that’s to help with the dinner —” “All nonsense, anyway, hiring an extra girl for the feed. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford She, Marie Léonie, had gone to look at Mark, and the girl sat there, on the bed. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs, and so I drew up the girl beside me, tightening my arms. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

William Makepeace Thackeray The girl will marry Quin, mark my words; and as sure as she does you’ll forget her. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Terror had had such an effect upon the poor girl that she had never ceased walking from Paris till she reached Burgundy, her native place. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I mean, with the girl who was eating chocolates on my bed. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Anna Katherine Green The boy and girl are two and can never become one. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

How beautiful the girl looked, I thought. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Andrew Lang On n’a que soi, as the poor girl says in one of M. Paul Bourget’s novels. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald A few minutes ago the sparkling wine had been flowing and a girl had been dancing gaily upon a table, but now the whole crowd were hushed and breathless. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Three gay young sophomores, the founders of the Loving Brothers’ Association, took a house together for Josephine, Lillian and a girl from Farmington and their three mothers. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Bram Stoker To complete the deception a girl was procured, one Olivia, who in figure resembled the queen sufficiently to pass for her in the dusk. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

A girl sat on the ground watching the pot. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I had my eyes fixed on the face of the young girl upon the bench. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The girl was poor, a daughter of many; her father a shepherd up above there. Signa by Ouida

Anthony Trollope Now, which am I to take of these three? Of course, if you are the honest girl I take you to be, you will write back word that one, at any rate, is not in the running. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

The girl uttered a little scream, then the groom jumped from his seat and ran to the frightened animal’s head. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson I dined with a pair of Catholics. They agreed in the condemnation of a young man, a Catholic, who had married a Protestant girl and gone over to the religion of his wife. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Galsworthy Her manner was warm; she had never seen so clearly before how distinguished and desirable a girl this was. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

As I paced the alleys or sat in the berceau, a girl never came to my right hand but a teacher, as if by magic, appeared at my left. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Henry James He was absent nearly a year, during which his little girl was tenderly nursed and guarded by her grandmother. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

I’m not so selfish as that; though I will say that there never was a girl with more natural talent for making-up pretty little caps than you. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith More than by his breakfast, and in a preferable direction, he was refreshed by Skepsey’s narrative of the deeds of Matilda Pridden. ‘The right sort of girl for you to know, Skepsey,’ he said. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

The light at the window had nearly failed, and the girl bent low over her work. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

She leaned forward so as to shield the girl as much as possible, and entered into the lively talk at the other end of the table. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Voices, voiceseven the girl herself — now —” He was silent for a long time. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Anthony Trollope The moment I saw Augusta I felt that she was exactly the girl to make me happy. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Meredith The girl waited as if to collect something in her mind, and was now a patronizing woman. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Jane Austen I am much mistaken if Emma’s doctrines give any strength of mind, or tend at all to make a girl adapt herself rationally to the varieties of her situation in life. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Willa Cather She would be at the Holland House, with her aunt and a girl from Kansas City who was to be a bridesmaid, for two weeks or more. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Ford Madox Ford If Christopher had seduced the little Wannop girl it was enough to make her wish to harm him. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Anthony Trollope He would take his yacht, and the girl he loved, and live abroad, with no present record of the coronet which would have descended to him, and with no assumption of the title. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Willa Cather Thea asked Dr. Archie about the window, and he told her that a girl who sang must always have plenty of fresh air, or her voice would get husky, and that the cold would harden her throat. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Andrew Lang A very nice girl was selected, but most unexpectedly the B.A. would not marry. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

It isn’t so easy for a girl like Flora de Barral to become a factory hand, a pathetic seamstress or even a barmaid. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George MacDonald She greeted me with the innocent smile of a girl — and in face, figure, and motion seemed but now to have stepped over the threshold of womanhood. Lilith by George MacDonald

H. Rider Haggard With all a woman’s quickness, the doomed girl interpreted what was passing in his mind, and by a sudden movement flung herself before him, and clasped his “beautiful white legs” with her hands. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Tom Halliday had been fondly attached to that bright-eyed, rosy-cheeked damsel of nine years’ growth, and the girl had fully reciprocated his affection. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Edith Wharton He understood now that ever since Sophy Viner’s arrival at Givre he had felt in Anna the lurking sense of something unexpressed, and perhaps inexpressible, between the girl and himself . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

G. K. Chesterton There seemed to be a girl in it now; and of course that might explain it all, even with a chap like Monkey, who always played at being the wild bachelor. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Until she had the misfortune to meet with me, she was as good a girl as you could find. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Anthony Trollope As soon as he takes sufficient fancy to a girl he will ask her straight off. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri They were close now, and mostly women and girls and girl children. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Kitty, however, did not in the least mind being left to her own devices, for being an extremely pretty girl she soon had plenty of young men round her anxious to be introduced. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Thomas Hardy Anna was coming to Melchester that week, but she could hardly show the girl this last reply from the young man; it told too much of the second individuality that had usurped the place of the first. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence The terrible sound of “Never now, never now — it is too late,” which seemed to ring in the curious, indrawn cries of the elder woman, filled the girl with a deep wisdom. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett She will be the kind of girl everyone will look at—and someone—important—may want to marry her. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

A year had changed the girl to a woman — a woman with great hollow black eyes, and pale, haggard cheeks. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Edith Wharton Laura Lou had not been inconveniently curious: she had behaved like a good little girl before the door opens on the Christmas tree. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

He was poor and unsuccessful, and a girl he had been very fond of had been attacked and killed by a horse in a field in a very horrible manner. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Meredith You know the kind of girl your friend fancies. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Henry James Does he mean that she saved him by burning that book?” “That book? what book did she burn?” The girl quickly turned her face to him. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

I might have guessed it could be no one but that fatal girl — alas! “Where he kept her concealed I do not know. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Rudyard Kipling In the middle of his wild sayings the girl began to laugh, and rock herself backward and forward. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

E. F. Benson Thus, all day and every day he would see and be with the girl whom he loved with all the intensity of his jubilant and vital soul. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Perhaps that impenetrable girl had heard him come in and had got away in time. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

And then—there rose before her the vision of a ghastly-looking, wild, handsome face; quickly she put it from her, and went on: “He married, when he was only nineteen, a girl out of his own class. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

George Meredith The girl for her babe hummed prayerful speech; The youth for his love did pray; Each cast a wistful look on each, And either went their way. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

George Gissing Another grab at his hat, and he would have passed without a word, but the girl stopped him. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Why should any girl ever look at him again? He reflected that he must go home at once if he wanted any food — for Ma Wisbeach refused to serve meals after nine o’clock. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

I know of no girl in the school more thoroughly ladylike. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Wilkie Collins She is tempted to engage in the most interesting of all games to a girl — the game which plays at making love. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

I remember how white the eyes and teeth of the swarthy girl looked, as with hand uplifted toward her ear, she watched us while, as it seemed, listening for more distant sounds. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sinclair Lewis After all, Giovanni delle Bande Nere wasn’t distinguished for his accurate knowledge of dates or his fidelity to the sweet girl at home. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford A decent Tommie thinks twice about leaving a girl in trouble just before he’s killed . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Willa Cather The Hungarian girl stood like a monument on her flat heels, staring at the pink carnation in Ottenburg’s coat. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

D. H. Lawrence Yet Paul thought the girl looked so nice in her brown cashmere frock. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope But I am sure I should feel that I oughtn’t to ask a girl to share the world with me. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope The girl herself had hitherto seemed to escape the scourge under which they perished. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Gustave Flauber The girl did not know very much, but appeared so willing and so modest in her requirements, that Madame Aubain finally said: “Very well, I will give you a trial. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

I will ask the new girl we have in the kitchen,” says he, “to make ye a pot of coffee to drink before ye go. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Said girl was of Irish extraction; in age about twenty-five, and may be known by the following characteristics. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins Although he refuses to confess it, I have reason to believe that he has committed the folly of falling seriously in love with the young girl at my lodge gate. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gissing The rough, passionate man made himself as quiet and sympathetic as a girl when he took his place by her. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. Rider Haggard Juanna grew suddenly from a girl into a woman of presence and great natural dignity. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Nellie Bly The door was thrown back with a vengeance, and a short, yellow-haired girl of some thirteen summers stood before me. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Nathaniel Hawthorne Returning homeward, she found the shadowy girl amid the knot of visionary transcendentalists, who were still seeking for the better life. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

A girl looks nicer in ribbons than without them. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

But mostly each Give and Take brought the paper-box girl that he affected; and few strangers could boast of having shaken a foot at the regular hops. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Anthony Trollope There had been something very consolatory, very sweet, to the poor girl in her lover’s last words. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing The girl had a veil half down upon her face; she was gazing after the two. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Gissing But he had been quick enough to defend her; a girl would not find it amiss to have that arm always at her service. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

So I informed Miss Althorpe that I was obliged to go down-town on an important errand, and requested Crescenze to watch over the sick girl in my absence. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy Fini, as the French girl said when she jumped on her bed after saying her prayers. To Let by John Galsworthy

Henry Handel Richardson She was a very ugly girl of fourteen, with a pasty face, and lank hair that dangled to her shoulders. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope It must be acknowledged, indeed, that she was not a girl for whom the most susceptible of young men would sigh. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Henry James The next moment, with a ringing, jovial cry, he was folding the young girl in his arms, and the next he was beside his mother’s carriage, half smothered in her sobs and caresses. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Miles Franklin People come to look at her like a Punch and Judy show, but the kind of girl the world is in need of, the kind a man respects is one just like your pretty little self. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Ford Madox Ford I know women!’ The girl was crying, softly and continuously. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Henry James The essence of the question was that a girl wasn’t a boy: if Maisie had been a mere rough trousered thing, destined at the best probably to grow up a scamp, Sir Claude would have been welcome. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

The girl remained apart from her friends, as if expecting his return. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells And she had led debates at Somerville and passed muster as a girl with an exceptional grasp of social questions! Well, she must read again and read better. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

I could scarcely eat or drink; but I felt that she loved me a little in return, for I was a fine young fellow, and more than one girl had set her cap at me. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang The girl wept for many days, but by-and-by she felt that, being alone in the world, she must go and get work, for she had only herself to depend upon. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith A sensitive man of thirty odd years does not loudly proclaim his appreciation of a girl under twenty: moreover, Merthyr wished to spare his sister. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Louisa May Alcott Any girl reader who has suffered like afflictions will sympathize with poor Amy and wish her well through her task. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

She was a malcontent; and one can hardly blame her, for she was a girl of girls. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

E. Phillips Oppenheim This girl was a stranger to them both. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Sinclair Lewis I guess a baby is about the most modern and revolutionary thing a girl can do. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett But then the girl was so provocative. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Once a girl has been drowned in a pond—whether eel, duck, or carp pond, what matters it?—she can’t come to life again and go about flirting. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

A girl can seldom be sure that she loves until she is sure that she is loved. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Wilkie Collins On the same bench with Gabriel sat his betrothed wife — a girl of eighteen — clothed in the plain, almost monastic black-and-white costume of her native district. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

H. G. Wells A girl would blossom from the totally negligible to the mystically desirable at adolescence, and boys would be removed from their mother’s educational influence at as early an age as possible. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

When she returned, both her children a boy and a girl were dead, and her husband was in prison for gambling with Government money. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Frances Hodgson Burnett He had six boys and a girl now and big estates weren’t what they had been, everyone knew. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins The teacher looked in terror at Alban. Had the desperate girl meditated throwing herself under the wheels of the engine? The thought had been in both their minds; but neither of them acknowledged it. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Elizabeth Gaskell I don’t know how it was, but in some awkward way he knocked the poor little girl down upon the hard pavement as he brushed rudely past, not much caring whom he hurt, so that he got along. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

To my thinking she was just what an honest English girl should be; straight-forward and gentle, looking the whole world in the face with frank and honourable simplicity. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Frances Hodgson Burnett If they had it would be easy to understand why the poor girl looks so ill. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Anthony Trollope There’s no ‘Veni, vidi, vici,’ about it, I can tell you; nor is it likely that there should be with such a girl as Mary Bonner. Fill your glass, old fellow. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James From Catherine herself Mrs. Penniman received no assistance whatever; the poor girl was apparently without suspicion of her danger. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

D. H. Lawrence The girl was a merry, curly-headed puss of six. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

What will he think of me, mon pauvre frere? What will he say? Oh, Tobalito mio, I could have done it for naught but one thing—My Father’s Name! The girl Lucilla fancies me, I can see plainly. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Henry Handel Richardson Here, however, the little girl at Laura’s side chimed in. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells Near the Trafalgar Square gardens, a girl with reddened cheeks and blackened eyebrows, who was walking alone, spoke to him with a peculiar friendliness. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

John Galsworthy Probably you couldn’t embarrass a girl nowadays! And, rising, he closed the handle of his shooting-stick. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

The girl had wandered off the path, slipped down the bank, and was now clinging to a tree only a few feet removed from the brink of one of the most terrible precipices along the Norwegian coast. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

But swift as I was I was hardly quick enough, for just as I arrived the girl threw herself upon the man, who at the same instant raised his arm and plunged his knife into her shoulder. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Henry James She’s in that situation when a girl must open herself — to some woman. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson The girl stood, pale and silly-looking, and stared at Mr. Strachey much as a rabbit stares at the snake that is about to eat it. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

The fair French girl quickly presented herself. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassan Then the young girl picked up from the ground a little piece of wood, and throwing it into the stream: “Fetch it,” she cried. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Hardy Passing Marty’s cottage she observed through the window that the girl was writing instead of chopping as usual, and wondered what her correspondence could be. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins What figure would rise from the dead in my memory, when the girl bounced out of the room in a rage? The image of her mother would be the image I should see. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. G. Wells He had discovered a little round-faced, round-eyed, yellow and black, exceedingly impudent, Siamese girl conjurer. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Thomas Hardy The girl noiselessly laid out their little meal, and beckoned to her mother to join her, which Mrs. Henchard mechanically did, her attention being fixed on the conversation through the door. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang The bridal party sets out for home, a new feast is spread, and the bridegroom congratulated on the courage he must have shown in stealing a girl from a hostile tribe. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence When she escaped from him, he was shouting and raving, she beckoned to her neighbour, a girl of twenty-four, who was cleaning the window across the road. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence She was tall and slender, dressed with the severe accuracy which marks the girl of superior culture. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

The girl was young and of gentle demeanour, unlike what I have since found cottagers and farmhouse servants to be. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

You can’t remember my daughter Ruth? She was as pretty a girl as you’d care to see. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Henry James But while he was hesitating as to just how to begin, the young girl said, bending forward and clasping her hands in her lap, “Please tell me about your religion. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Edward Jenner These cows the girl milked daily, and at the time she assisted, with two others, in milking the rest of the herd. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

D.H. Lawrence It was the crackling of the sides of the crib, as Gwen, his little girl of five, climbed out. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

To the fact that the girl had a photographic memory. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

On being charged with the fact, the poor girl confirmed the suspicion in a great measure by her extreme confusion of manner. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Isn’t he here?” The girl shook her head. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Anthony Trollope When a girl is about to be married, when she may lawfully talk of love, there is no music in her ears so sweet as the praises of her lover. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Nellie Bly The younger the girl the more gay is her hair. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

But that of Aunt Joanna was even more so, for when she discovered that the girl had left the house she barred her door, and refused to allow Rose to re-enter it. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Meredith Mentally, she could hardly be maturer than the hero-worshipping girl in the procession of Miss Vincent’s young seminarists. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Willa Cather A second crack, — the little girl who stood beside Hicks, eating chocolate, threw out her hands, ran a few steps, and fell, blood and brains oozing out in her yellow hair. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope Oh, of what vital importance! The English girl living in a town, or even in what we call the country, has no need to think of any special man till some special man thinks of her. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang So she promised what the girl had asked her. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Some one was playing softly upon a mouth organ in the room behind and there was the cheerful clink of glasses, and then a girl laughed. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

The girl brought me the letters and the papers. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson She is a devilish odd girl though, mind you that. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing Because, in his salad days, he dallied with a girl who had indeed many charms, step by step he had come to the necessity of sacrificing his prospects to that raw attachment. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope And he was driven to calculate that he would be wrong to marry a girl without a shilling. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Yet a boy and girl were yearning towards it as they sat in mere mortal form on a bench in a London square. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jules Verne The girl arose, ashy pale, as if she would seek shelter by the side of her mother. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Rudyard Kipling Perhaps he was beginning to repent of dragging a young English girl through the iniquities of Benares. He announced his intention of returning to his hotel, and The Bride dutifully followed. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

One of the first people he asked after was Cathy. The girl was not at hand to welcome him, and he took it in the light of a reproach. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

Bram Stoker But the population was small and no girl child of any kind was available. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

George Gissing The girl was about, you see, and what’s more, my wife was. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George MacDonald You must think what an advantage it would be to the poor girl that hasn’t a home to go to!” “She is one of Diamond’s friends,” thought his father. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope In giving the girl her due it must be owned that she rarely allowed herself to indulge in simple pleasures. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

It must have been a strange sight for the gulls, that lovely girl and myself kneeling, side by side, on that windy hillside. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Mrs. Knox saw a small, slight young girl with a quiet, nice face and very simple manners. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Andrew Lang The girl agreed to let her have it on the same conditions as before; but this time, also, the queen took care to give the king a sleeping draught. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce The girl brought him a plate of grocer’s hot peas, seasoned with pepper and vinegar, a fork and his ginger beer. Dubliners by James Joyce

Herries had won his money, which the young fool could ill afford to lose, and Herries had kissed a girl that Osbaldistone had also been pursuing. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anatole France Imagine yourself, Catherine, my rapture to press you in my arms, yourself or only a girl who resembled you a little. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

D. H. Lawrence But she was free only on Sundays. When she was but a girl of fourteen, she began to feel a resentment growing against her in her own home. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

And the little girl of Sandro’s — the pretty white one — with him. Signa by Ouida

Andrew Lang And as he did so guess what he saw? Why, the golden-haired girl standing before him. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing As a girl she had played the piano well, and, though the power had gone from long disuse, music was still her chief passion. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Henry Fielding Turning therefore to Booth, he said, “Do you say, sir, that this girl was intrusted with the shifts?” “Yes, sir,” said Booth, “she was intrusted with everything. Amelia by Henry Fielding

F. Scott Fitzgerald A girl with russet, purple-shadowed hair mounted to her table-top and began to dance thereon. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

If that was really true — that the girl had mentioned screaming before there was any question of the Sharpes being in trouble — then the evidence would be damning. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

If a girl began to whistle a tune, those near her would clap their hands over her mouth, for ‘A whistling maid and a crowing hen is no good either to gods nor men’. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing No doubt, also, she saw Golding at other times, when he knew nothing of it; for what considerations could restrain a girl who openly defied all social regulations. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

I would not slight the claims of my dead mother but I would give this young girl a chance for her life. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Bronislaw Malinowski We know very little as to how far the relations between a girl and her parents cease when she leaves them. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

D. H. Lawrence At seven o’clock the family heard him buy threepennyworth of hot-cross buns; he talked with gusto to the little girl who brought them, calling her “my darling”. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

That imaginative temperament, which was, as I have said, almost morbid in its intensity, presented every object to the little girl in a light in which things are looked at by very few children. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Henry Handel Richardson Tilly went on: “I see myself to it being kept cleanish; ‘e hates the girl to come bothering round. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing An extraordinary thing that that girl had such faith in him!’ They parted soon after this, and Milvain went homeward, musing upon what he had heard. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

At three-and-twenty she was girl enough to rejoice in the knowledge that she was truly loved, and woman enough to value the sense of peace involved in the security of a prosperous future. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]