Phrases with "give"

Virginia Woolf What d’you think, Katharine? Shall we give a little party in complete darkness? There’d have to be bright rooms for the bores. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Guy de Maupassan Men receive them, give them and die. A Tress of Hair (One Phase of Love) (Le Chevelure) by Guy de Maupassan

I don’t want him to give me a wallop. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Gissing The elder sister urged Fanny to give an account of herself, and used some very plain speech of the admonitory kind. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Mark Twain O.M. No, it begins right away, before the man gets wide enough awake to give it a suggestion. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I’ll give it another chance before I give up, and tomorrow morning things may be very different with me. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Henry James Gad, I believe that to keep me off she would like to cut him in two and give half to each of them! I ‘m afraid of that little woman. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Women can seldom give a reason for their actions. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

R. D. Blackmore Inside his waistcoat he wore a hare-skin, and his heart began to give rapid thumps against it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Please give IOU’s to bearer. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Such being the case, the judgments or decisions I give are fixed to be thus or thus, whether I have exactly hit off all the circumstances or not. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Elizabeth Gaskell I now regularly give English lessons to M. Heger and his brother-in-law. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Henry James He simply can’t give you a straight answer. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Ivan Turgenev I sketched in brief words the whole life of my friend; tried, as far as I was able, to give an idea of his soul; described his last meeting with me and his end. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins If we give that odious old Jesuit the chance, he will make a priest of Romayne before we know where we are. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

The more he thought of it, the surer he felt that Lamont was counting on his going back to give the alarm. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

I give it, however, as told by Burton to his friends. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

The faithful are required to give in alms of that which they have honestly earned by their own personal exertions. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

George Meredith Whether or not he guessed their condition favourable for his plans, Wilfrid did not give them time to call back their scattered powers. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Mark Twain Therefore, give your custom to other than Italian brands of the article. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

F. Scott Fitzgerald But I remember once when you hammered on my door at four A.M. I was enough of a good sport to give you a drink. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Anna Katherine Green The son, a man of great ability who was making his way as a journalist in another city, had no explanation to give of his father’s peculiarities. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

George Meredith I must have it, I know his shy tricks—promise me to give him ultimately another chance? Is the idea repulsive to you?” “It is one not to be thought of. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope That would be this very day which we were now wasting at Jaffa. Having thus made my calculations, I returned to Smith to give him such consolation as it might be in my power to afford. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell He could not see her wistful eyes, but he made her poor heart give a leap of joy by turning round and running back for one more kiss and one more blessing. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

George MacDonald The mound had been cast up to give a good basement-advantage over the neighbouring heights and woods. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Now this was scandalous, when that large trust had such ample means in its power to give liberally to every church in the state. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

James Joyce The ruffin cly the nab of Stephen Hand as give me the jady coppaleen. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Richard’s ideas about mourning were bound to give . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Perhaps what he felt most keenly of all was that he had had to give up giving, for he loved to give. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Dangerfield walked out and blandly greeted the visitor, who turned out to be Mr. Justice Lowe. ‘I give you good-morning, Sir; pray, alight and step in. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And it so happened that a contributing circumstance enabled her to give a remarkable verisimilitude to her game. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

And if he really wished to give up the struggle. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

It’s that sub you forgot to give me. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

James Joyce I’d give three shillings a pullet to the canon for the conjugation to shadow you kissing her from me leberally all over as if she was a crucifix. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

E. T. A. Hoffmann My inborn propensity had, however, to give way to the excessively cruel thrashings which I received at my father’s hand. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

I couldn’t give all that up. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Guy de Maupassant Until then she had obstinately refused to give his name. Rosalie Prudent by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

H. G. Wells The idea in the first place was to give work to starving homeless people. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

D. H. Lawrence I shall go to London, and my old landlady, Mrs Inger, 17 Coburg Square, will either give me a room or will find one for me. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Penrith knows where you are, he followed Miss Stretton here, and threatens to give the show away tomorrow. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

But, as I was saying, my idea was to give a notion of the whole play in a series of passages or tableaux. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

But if it be further asked why musical tones in a certain order and rhythm give man and other animals pleasure, we can no more give the reason than for the pleasantness of certain tastes and smells. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence Come down to the Coach Road tomorrow afternoon, and let me give you a lesson. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton Effie was also of the party; and Darrow inferred that Anna wished to give her step-son a chance to be alone with his betrothed. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Edith Wharton It was not like him to give a personal turn to the argument. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Then I’ll give you a splendid swing. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

We are willing to give Liebig’s artificial milk when we cannot do better, but we watch the child anxiously whose wet-nurse is a chemist’s pipkin. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. G. Wells But I don’t think they want us here very much and I don’t think they are going to like us very much, and I don’t know what they are likely to do to us if we give too much trouble. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

George Meredith Surely they had no desire to give pain, but the nature that endowed them with a delicate taste, inspired them to defend it. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Willa Cather He wasn’t going with them, he told them, but he expected them to give a good account of themselves. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

The blood of some long-dead statesman ancestor must have been stirring in my veins, I thought, to give me the dignity and the presence that I knew I showed. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

John Galsworthy Do come again; and please don’t give up Foggartism.” He walked to the train thinking of her eyes; and, on reaching home, said to Fleur: “You absolutely must come and see that place. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins It was to give the lawyers time to prepare the marriage settlements, and to give Oscar time to completely recover his health. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Thomas Hardy He wrote and wrote, and begged and prayed her to give a reason for her coldness; and then she told him plainly that she was town born, and he was not sufficiently well educated to please her. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Jane Austen Hope was over, entirely over; and when Jane could attend to the rest of the letter, she found little, except the professed affection of the writer, that could give her any comfort. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

The Nut Tart knocked at her door and said that she had come to give dear Miss Pym a luck-piece. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Rudyard Kipling He lied to them like a Bengali. They give him a chit [a testimonial]. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Oh, dear Lord! give me a hand and help me to turn round. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell Be sure and give me timely information, that I may write to the Devonshire Arms about the cab. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Andrew Lang The Princess laughed a little when she saw it, and said — ‘You may well give me a watch, for since I have known you I have lost the power of measuring time. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Hampton and his Lordship, and Battersby, with Fred Botsey and Larry, took it all as it came, but through it all not one of them could give Larry a lead. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And you may be sure of this, Mrs Ray, that if he is really attached to Rachel he won’t give her up, because she doesn’t throw herself into his arms at his first word. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Well, he shouldn’t — she wouldn’t give him the chance to be — with hers. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

He had wanted to give himself to Adela out of kindness. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Virginia Woolf She was very angry, and yet impotent to give expression to her anger, or know with whom she was angry. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Willa Cather Whenever one of them accosts me, I follow a regular plan; first, I give her twenty-five francs; then I look her in the eye and say, ‘My girl, I’ve got three children, three boys. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Edith Wharton Halo always managed to give that air to their improvised habitations. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

There will be no scene — at least on my part — when I rise before the court to give my testimony to-morrow. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Ford Madox Ford I’ll have them ready for you to give him when he comes at ten. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. Rider Haggard For twenty years, Lady Bellamy, I have hated you, you will never know how much, though perhaps what I am going to say may give you some idea. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang But for all that he was not minded to give up the crown. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells I give it to you, and myself I give to you. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

I will just give you a brief outline of everything, so that you will be better able to take in the evidence as it is brought before you. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

I have just returned from seeing her give her hand to Henry Clavering. Strange that I can write it without quivering when my whole soul is one flush of indignation and revolt. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser But he is becoming very irritable over your unwillingness to give him a legal separation, and unless you do I am very much afraid that the whole matter will be thrown into the courts. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

We were not accustomed to explain our motives or to give reasons for our deeds. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Even if it is living, who can tell me where it is?” “We shall undoubtedly find something that will give us a clew. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Olaf Stapledon That sort of thing happened after the last war, but it shouldn’t happen to him! If they didn’t give him something better than that, he and his kind would smash everything. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Virginia Woolf She had not weakened in her resolve not to give way, for reflection had only made her more bitterly certain that, if she gave way, it would be to her own wish and not to his. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

John Galsworthy That’ll give you a position from the start. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Henry James If you want brilliancy, everything in the way of brilliancy that money can give you, you shall have. The American by Henry James [1877]

Sidney Colvin These, these will give the world another heart, And other pulses. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Wilkie Collins Whenever I’ve tried to drink regular grog, I have never been able to get people to give it me sweet enough. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Edith Wharton There are a lot of hungry Ambrose cousins who will make one gulp of his money, and never give a dollar to the work. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Robert Louis Stevenson I pointed out to him that I could not continue to give him a salary for spitting on the floor; and this expression, which came after a good many others, at last penetrated his obdurate wits. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

So they all got up and went away down to the hall of the Mechanics’ Institute — a tremendous big room that had been built to use as a theatre, and to give lectures and concerts in. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Charles Stur There was some silky grass upon it, but this I knew the horse would not eat, neither had I more than a pint of oats to give him. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

E. Phillips Oppenheim But you’ll have to give up the idea of town houses and racing and yachting, and grouse moors in Scotland, and all those sort of things I suppose you’ve been looking forward to. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She was a Southern girl, and any question that had to do with getting ahead in the world always tended to give her a headache. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Anthony Trollope Pickwick has been named as an exception to the rule, but even in Pickwick there are three or four sets of lovers, whose little amatory longings give a softness to the work. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

We had to give up the paper we had struggled so hard to keep, but when the worst came it was not half so bad as what had gone before. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

It will be sad news indeed to give to the world. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

George Meredith Mr. Richmond,’ he added, smiling and rising; ‘even the head of a little German principality has to give numberless audiences. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Ivan Turgenev And aren’t they skilful! They get a chisel, give it a tap with a hammer and it’s done! . The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

Henry Kingsley If I give information you swing, and you know it; but I’d rather have the money than see the man hanged. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins To give the runner the slip, with two women to take care of, was simply impossible. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Young swans are slate-coloured, whilst the mature birds are pure white; but it would be superfluous to give additional instances. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins I want to give him a word of warning in case of his seeing her again. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Ford Madox Ford You say that’s ample to give Christopher his chop . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

James Joyce If you will be so kind as to give the letter to Mr Norman . Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson It meant only that I should have to lay out a good deal of money on tools and food and to give wages under the guise of presents to some workmen who were most of them old and in ill-health. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing We want men who can give their whole time to the struggle—to go about lecturing and the like. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

In a big town the throng and bustle give one at least the illusion of companionship, and in the country everyone is interested in everyone else — too much so, indeed. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

To every one have we appointed kinsfolk as heirs of what parents and relatives and those with whom ye have joined right hands leave; so give them their portion, for, verily, God is over all a witness. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

M. R. James Look here, are you going to be late? If you get a puncture eight miles off and have to walk home, what then? I don’t trust these bicycles: I shall tell them to give us cold things to eat. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Andrew Lang Robert Burke, of Campbelltown, constable, deposed to having apprehended Worrall. We may now give in full the evidence as to the search for Fisher’s body on October 20, 1826. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

And if you have saved any money, give it to the priest to keep for you, if he is a good man. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Henry James To give her information she can make use of against me. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She declared that unless Itash promised to give up the other woman she would tell me wonderful things. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Gertrude Stein Ah, said James, if Miss Stein gave no response I should say that it was as normal not to give a response as to give one and decidedly the result must not be cut out. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Why not set them up somewhere, to give ’em a chance?” Eli said he was willing, but afraid they would drink and gamble their very shelves away. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Why it’s two thousand pound that the winner gets by the great race at Newmarket, and there’s all the gentlefolks ready to give their ears for it. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope The big things have all to give way to the intellect of those which are more finely made. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo All Josiana’s instincts impelled her to yield herself gallantly rather than to give herself legally. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope But how can I give up my charge over your sister just when I know that she is disposed to do just what she ought not. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Andrew Lang In the meantime Minnikin begged the kitchen-maid very prettily to give him leave to go down to the strand for a short time. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A postscript to the epistle invited discussion, and particularly called upon any person who knew of an artificial fly being found on a corpse to give evidence. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

They had remained close to one another during the last hour—what did it all mean? He wished his wife were there to give him a word, a glance, of advice. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell He bade me not tell of all this; but when a man is missing it is my duty to give all the clue I can. Morton Hall by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

I went to Lord Mount Severn; he declined to give me particulars. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Why should I give up my thought, because I cannot answer an objection to it? Consider only, whether it remains in my life the same it was. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I have a great mind to undertake a copy myself; and try to give it what it lacks. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Nellie Bly Mustard and vinegar were put on meat and in soup to give it a taste, but it only helped to make it worse. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Benjamin Disraeli His successor was Lord Courtown! We will not affect to give any description of the conduct of the Marquess of Carabas at this moment. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins I determined to give myself a last chance of life. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

H. G. Wells Her soul thirsted for London. It was like some enormous juicy fruit waiting for her pretty white teeth, a place almost large enough to give her avidity the sense of enough. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Louisa May Alcott If it fails, they generously give her the whole. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Ford Madox Ford She knew that she herself would not give a woman’s secrets away in order to get her man. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Listen, Mr McCunn, and I’ll give you the rudiments of a perfectly ridiculous situation. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He has some information to give me respecting the wretch who murdered your poor Uncle Harry.” “May I remain?” asked Richard. “Do; certainly. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Meredith The youth who had wished to throw the fair unknown a dozen bouquets, caught himself frowning at this brilliant prospect for her, which was to give him his opportunity. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Jules Verne But it was also necessary to give them to Top. The poor dog, with his four paws, was not formed for this sort of exercise. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anne Bronte In the course of the morning I drove over to the Grove with the two ladies, to give Milicent an opportunity for bidding farewell to her mother and sister. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Algernon Blackwood I mean I can only give you the fact, as fact it was to me. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

H. G. Wells He tried to give it mixed with an itinerary and a sketch of his experiences. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Papa means to give me a season in town. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing But even that small sum would enable him to pay the quarter’s rent, and then give him a short time, if only two or three weeks, of mental rest. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence And he did not hope to give life to her by denying his own. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

I was blubbing by this time, but still I wouldn’t give in and promise to go home. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton You’ll give the show away if you play the fool out there. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Andrew Lang And to this day they say in those parts, when a man owes a debt: ‘Give me the money; or, if not that, give me at least the wheat. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

If I am not there, give it to my clerk and make him give you a receipt. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

William Makepeace Thackeray Programmes, however, have been published of the affair, and your vivid fancy will not fail to give life to them, and the whole magnificent train will pass before you. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

D. H. Lawrence He learned to crane his neck and give shrill answers to the crowing of other cocks, beyond the walls, in a world he knew nothing of. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

I parked my car in the yard of the village inn and in order to give the man with the dogs time to get well out of the way, went into the bar to have a drink. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Gissing I am often tempted to be dreary, but I refuse to give way. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Still, if he could persuade her to move for a few days — that would give him time to do something. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

However, she smiled sweetly and promised to give Chester his condolences directly he awoke. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

What else could it be for? “I’ll give you flowers!” he muttered threateningly. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Yet not to have my wasted lifetime back again would I give up my hopes of is deemed little better than a traffic with the evil one. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

D. H. Lawrence She was by no means anxious to give away any of her trade details. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain The same dog was the culprit; he had the young bird again, and once more he had to give it up. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope And then there were all the necessary arrangements to be made for the night, in accordance with which almost every body had to give up his or her bed and sleep somewhere else. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins You will not make mischief, Mr. David, by mentioning my act of artistic invasion to either of the old gentlemen? It shall not be repeated — I give you my word of honor. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Sinclair Lewis But I’m going to give the first try at it to Glover. He’s had so much more experience with meeting people directly — personally. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Should she make up her mind to give way, and put on the blue ribbons which he loved so well? She thought that she could tell him at once, if she made up her mind in that direction. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

She always kept up her monotonous moaning, lying on her back and rolling her head to and fro; but she closed her eyes, as though to give her visitors an opportunity for unrestrained talk. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Anthony Trollope Even here one can’t give the whole description. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

I am esteemed the model of fasters; and during the Ramazan give no quarter to the many hungry fellows who come to me under various pretexts, to beg a remission of the strictness of the law. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Willa Cather It’s not worthy of a man in Robert’s position to accept hush money from the Marselluses. We want justice, and my brother is confident the court will give it to us. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Edith Wharton It was not that her friend’s grievance appealed to her personal sympathies; she had learned enough of the situation to give her moral assent unreservedly to the other side. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Bronislaw Malinowski The following statements are intended to give an account of all the features of sexual life in Australia, especially as far as they bear upon family life. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Kindly give me the account books. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Walter Besant After some days of riding we came to Stene, where I proposed to give Lord Crewe an account of my stewardship. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Isabella Bird I give willing testimony in favour of this assertion, from the little which I saw of it, but an attack of ague prevented me from presenting my letters of introduction. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

And then he crossed by a crag and came from a hole, whirling out of a dark place with a fell weapon — a Danish axe new dight, to give the blow with. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Ford Madox Ford He calmed enough to say: ‘They are conscripts, your men, aren’t they? They give me more trouble . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The milk and meal you give the beggar, will fatten Jenny. Thrust the woman out, and you thrust your babe out of doors, whether it so seem to you or not. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Frances Hodgson Burnett And he was one that you’d better not give back a sound to if you knew what was good for yourself. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

When at last she was at the point of death, God sent Bishop Zozimus to hear her confession, give her the last sacrament, and with the help of a lion, whom He sent also, dig her grave. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

E. Nesbi You give us a look in at the Station whenever you feel so inclined. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Have you any hint to give on this point? It would be a welcome addition to our case. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy His face would give her a lead. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

He had his horse ready at a moment’s notice, and Warrigal was not far off to give warning, or to bring up his horse if we had to ride for it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Wilkie Collins My next proceeding was to go up-stairs, and see Clara. Upstairs, I give you my word of honour, it was worse still. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Though you are making me lose irredeemable time, I will try and control myself enough to give you an opportunity for explaining yourself. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Then they moved and met mine, and they seemed to give me my marching orders. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Henry James So she left them, reminding Bernard that he was to send for his luggage and remain, and promising to give immediate orders for the preparation of his apartment. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Now, what information can the Baron Vanboeren give to Monsieur David Arden?” “I think you would prefer my putting my questions quite straight. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

I give you the opportunity of surrendering it quietly here and now. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The merchant-captain did not attempt to make a bargain; but agreed to buy the place, and to give ready money for it, as soon as the necessary deeds were drawn up and signed. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

If the fellow is tried for his life, you may have to give evidence, and so we came to the conclusion that Port Arthur again, and heavy irons, will meet the case. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Andrew Lang Let us give them a lesson, and kill them as soon as we get in. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He’d run through Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Tom Scott rolled into one in less than six months, give him a chance, and come out and want to borrow money of you. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Arthur Machen So she had to give that up; and then she wondered if there were anything the matter with her, as she had read about people who heard noises when there was really nothing at all. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

I can take a watch down and clean it; in fact, Mr. Abraham used to give me all the watches to clean. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

I prayed for one thing only, that God in His mercy would give me the chance of settling with Henriques. I fancy I missed some of the conversation, being occupied with my own passion. Prester John by John Buchan

Henry Handel Richardson And if he were content with what she could give him, well and good; she made no attempt to deceive him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Her features, with the exception of her eyes, were in no way remarkable; but those were sufficiently striking to give character to a face that might otherwise have been insipid. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Henry James They kept such a tight rein on her that she could do very little, and when I left the convent she had to give me up. The American by Henry James [1877]

Myn holy pardoun may you alle suffise, So that ye give nobles or coin sterling, Or else a silver spone, a broche, or ryng, Bow down your hedes under this holy bulle. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Miles Franklin The worst of all is that I’ve had to give up all hope of winning you. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Nathaniel Hawthorne Another story hinted that she was a German princess, whom, for reasons of state, it was proposed to give in marriage either to a decrepit sovereign, or a prince still in his cradle. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

John Galsworthy I knew that he must be sitting up to let Hetty in; and that probably he would then give her the letter he had been writing. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Charles Dickens Curious to know whether Biddy suspected him of having had a hand in that murderous attack of which my sister had never been able to give any account, I asked her why she did not like him. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Marjorie Bowen Come, will you give me this number?” “I believe, Mademoiselle, that it is one thousand and fifty-four. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

John Galsworthy Incredible that he should never give her a chance to show that she had really loved him — yes really, beneath all the fret and self-importance of her life. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

You’re a nice old boy, I know, and it was real kind of you to give me all those nice things. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Thomas Hardy I like you; and let me give you a word of advice. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]