Phrases with "glad"

Julian Hawthorne Higher up the valley, two or three miles beyond the hotel, you would find detached farmhouses, whose owners no doubt would be glad of a lodger. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Jane Austen I know what it is, for Mr Musgrove always attends the assizes, and I am so glad when they are over, and he is safe back again. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Elizabeth Gaskell I was so glad when Mrs Denbigh said we might turn into the wood. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Anatole France I am glad Monsieur Jacques Dechartre is to meet you in our city. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Thomas Hardy I am glad you acted fairly by her. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells The traverse took us on to old snow at last, and here, we could rest for lunch — and pretty glad we were both of lunch and rest. Little Mother up the Morderberg by H. G. Wells [1910]

Sinclair Lewis On pretense of helping her set the tables, he had a moment with her, and whimpered, “Lord, you’re so lovely!” “I’m glad you think I’m a wee bit nice. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Edith Wharton I’m glad to hear,” he added, “that you put it all in the past tense. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Eliot Now then, sir,” continued Bob, shouldering his pack, “if you please, I’ll be glad to go and see about makin’ Mr. Tom’s fortin. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Edith Wharton He said he thought the Pension Grimani awfully jolly, and was glad it suited the rest of them as well as it did him. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Thomas Hardy I am Lord Luxellian. Who are you?’ ‘I am a visitor at The Crags — Mr. Knight.’ ‘I have heard of you, Mr. Knight.’ ‘And I of you, Lord Luxellian. I am glad to meet you. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It presumed that Mrs. Diver would be glad to have this information and learn what her husband was “really like. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mrs. Merrit was obdurate, though she knew of a Mrs. Handyside who had been housekeeper to Lord Gargrave, who might be glad to come at the salary mentioned. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Henry Kingsley Perhaps I am glad that that is as it is. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

I’m glad you want to see me, glad and proud, and tonight, if you’ll leave your door open, I’ll come to you: mean, oh —” and she gave her soul in a kiss. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

James Hogg I was now glad to retire with my friend, and ask seriously for some explanation of all this. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Anthony Trollope The Dead Sea is now at your elbow, and, therefore, you think nothing of it; but in ten or fifteen years’ time, you would be glad to be able to tell your children that you had bathed in it. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I don’t mind telling you because he is your brother, and I think that you will be glad of it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Then the young lady put on her bonnet and cloak, and walked down to Gylingden, with an anxious, but still a lighter heart, to see her friend, Dolly Wylder. Dolly received her in a glad sort of fuss. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle As to me, I did not know whether to be glad or sorry; for home is home, and it is a weary thing, however you may brazen it out, to feel that half Scotland is between you and your mother. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Edith Wharton At length, without turning his eyes from the fire, he said: “I’m so glad you’re a nice old-fashioned intuitive woman. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Sinclair Lewis When Angus Duer discovered it he hinted, “Look here, Martin, I’m glad you’re keeping on with your science, but if I were you I wouldn’t, I think, waste too much energy on mere curiosity. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have no doubt you will be glad of a little ready money,” he added, with a confident smile. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

H. Rider Haggard I am very fond of George, and shall be glad to do him a good turn if you force me to it, though it is a pity to split up the property. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Entertainment here for man and beast!” “I should be glad of one of your caresses,” said a porcupine, meekly; “it has been some time since I got a loving embrace. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Wilkie Collins The poor fellow was so glad to see me that he shook hands as heartily as if we had known each other from the time when he was a boy. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Andrew Lang And glad he was when the evening came, and he could return home. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell And I’m glad Miss Margaret wrote off straight, without shilly-shallying. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

H. G. Wells Because I want to tell you—things you will be glad to hear. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Margaret Oliphant I shall be glad to see your friends any day at luncheon. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Oh, Tobal, when I think of that I am glad that I met him. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

As Mrs. Todhetley began to say she was very glad to hear of her good luck, a shy look and a half-smile came into the girl’s face. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Still, I’m glad to see you’re beginning to have violent views again on something. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Frances Hodgson Burnett He put out his hand a little toward Mary, and I am glad to say that, her own tantrum having passed, she was softened too and met him half-way with her hand, so that it was a sort of making up. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Edith Wharton I’m glad to see Monsieur,” she simply said. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Edith Wharton He was very glad to see me and conveyed his gladness by the same charming smile; but as soon as we began to talk I felt a change. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

Maria Edgeworth This disconcerted him beyond measure; and he was truly glad to accept my offer of copying out his scrawls fairly in a good bold round hand. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth Miss Clarendon presently remarked that Miss Stanley really did not seem glad to be better — glad to get well. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

I was indeed glad to find the party still there, as I had great doubts whether they could hold out until my return. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

But you are glad to see us, I hope?” “Gladder than I can say, Henriette.” “I am glad you don’t call me Papillon. I have left off that ridiculous name, which I ought never to have permitted. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Anthony Trollope Hermione I shall be glad to see whenever she will come to me. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I shall always be glad to hear of you. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

D. H. Lawrence That’s why we’re so glad to have you and Mrs. Somers next door. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain I am glad to have seen Tangier — the second-oldest town in the world. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Louisa May Alcott She was very glad when it was all over and she was quiet in her bed, where she could think and wonder and fume till her head ached and her hot cheeks were cooled by a few natural tears. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

We will be friends: do you agree?” “Out of my heart, Monsieur. I am glad of a friend. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Charles Dickens I should be glad to see her eyes again, and to see her smile. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Meredith Ten years back—eleven, if I must be precise, I thought of conquering the world with a pen! The result is that I am glad of a fireside, and not sure of always having one: and that is my achievement. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

I’m glad I’ve met you,” he went on, “for I’ve been waiting to have a little talk with you. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

But I’m glad that horrid Selina Loach never became his wife. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope Pray give my compliments to him, and tell him how glad I shall be to see him. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell He said he was so glad to hear I was going to this festival with the Donaldsons; old Betty, our servant, had told him the news, I believe. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I was so glad to have something I could really love; so glad to feel that my heart beat, and to know that it beat for one so innocent, so sweet, so helpless as yourself. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

And then, glad to skate away from such thin ice: “What has happened to Beau and Innes?” “Beau’s people turned up unexpectedly and took them off to the theatre in Larborough,” Stewart said. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Their Lord gives them glad tidings of mercy from Himself, and good-will; and gardens shall they have therein and lasting pleasure, to dwell therein for aye! Verily, God, with Him is mighty here. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

In about a week you will get on to your run, and very glad you will feel when you are safely come to the end of your journey. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Charles Dickens There was no cavalry in Chatham when he limped over the bridge here with half a shoe to his dusty feet, so he enlisted into a regiment of the line, and was glad to get drunk and forget all about it. The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens [1854]

I was horribly frightened, but—but now I am glad indeed that I went. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

But I’m glad he looks after Missy: there’s many men, having got fast hold of th’ father’s brass, would let th’ daughter marry Old Scratch, for the sake of gettin’ rid of her. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Does my lord do me the honour to be jealous?” “I would be glad to learn that he got a flat denial. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

George Gissing What would a’ become of me, if John hadn’t took pity on me! The world’s a hard place; I should be glad to leave it, if it wasn’t for them as has to go on in their trouble. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Sir Walter Scott I am glad they have brought them off, however. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

H. Rider Haggard These last I was very glad to see. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

As I suppose you were bound to get it from somebody, I am glad you got it from him. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Maria Edgeworth Lord Colambre was much pleased with her, and very glad that she invited him to tea. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

I left my portmanteau at an hotel in Norfolk Street, and I shall be glad if you will let me call for it. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Robert Louis Stevenson I am glad of it — glad of it, and I only wish I was drunker. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens How glad I am, to think I did so!’ ‘How glad should we be!’ ‘Yes, yes,’ said the schoolmaster, moving restlessly in his chair, ‘certainly, that’s very true. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

I don’t mind telling you that I’ll be glad to think that you and Mary and Blenkiron are safe at home. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edgar Rice Burroughs D’Arnot wrote: I am glad she is safe. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

A. E. W. Mason He was very glad of the collar about his neck and the fetters on his legs. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Anthony Trollope I’ll be glad to see you eat a bit, but I can’t talk any more. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

D. H. Lawrence She was so glad because of her pearl ear-rings. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing I’m glad you didn’t tell Gilbert; you was right to tell me first. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Geoffrey Chaucer And thus in greet noblesse, and with glad cheere, Toward Saluces shapynge hir journey, Fro day to day they ryden in hir wey. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

I thought maybe she’d be glad of something. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Arthur Machen He had been working steadily for some weeks, well enough satisfied on the whole with the daily progress, glad to awake in the morning, and to read over what he had written on the night before. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am glad of it; I owe him no ill-will. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

H. G. Wells It seemed almost shameful of me to be glad that I was going out of it all. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

But I’m glad to find I haven’t gone quite soft. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Henry Adams He drifted among them, unnoticed, glad to learn his work under cover of the confusion. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Sinclair Lewis I’ll be glad to get out into the country. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf Mrs Chinnery pretended to ignore her, but the others were glad to stop. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

The teeth of Mivarsh Faz chattered, but right glad were the Demons as they won up the rocks and entered at last into that deserted burg. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

I shall be glad to make room for someone else. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sinclair Lewis Oh yes, he is glad to be here. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson Catherine hardly knew whether or no she was glad that she had so small a party. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Washington Irving In a word, I stood convicted of being an arrant poacher, and was glad to make a precipitate retreat, lest I should have a whole pack of authors let loose upon me. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

E. F. Benson You will be glad you have done so every day of your life afterwards. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle See to the broadcloth and velvet that the rogues bear upon their backs! By my troth! if they were my subjects they would be glad enough to wear falding and leather ere I had done with them. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Saville, the slave of a violent woman’s caprice, struggling with passions, at once so fiery and so feeble as to excite contempt, was a spectacle which they were glad to shun. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Maria Edgeworth The general answered, “I am glad you are satisfied. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

George Eliot So when he was enough master of himself to talk, he said, “I’m going to tell your uncle some news that’ll surprise him, Hetty; and I think he’ll be glad to hear it too. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

D. H. Lawrence I forgave the dirty-breasted host everything and was as glad as if I had come into a kingdom. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Morgan Robertson You have won, and I am glad and I congratulate you. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Mark Twain Do you reckon you can go and face your uncles when they come to kiss you good-morning, and never —” “There, there, don’t! Yes, I’ll go before breakfast — I’ll be glad to. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

I’m so glad you can fit in — I know how horribly tied you girls are. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Arnold Bennett And they were glad that things were no worse. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

As usage is, let swoope the floor up soon; Pluk up your hertes and be glad and boon. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

George Gissing When the holidays came, no boy was so glad as Humplebee; his heart sang within him as he turned his back upon the school and began the journey homeward. Humplebee by George Gissing

Mark Twain But if they was joyful, it warn’t nothing to what I was; for it was like being born again, I was so glad to find out who I was. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

She had lost the girl’s glad outlook on the world, which some women keep until old age. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell I was right glad when they rung for the old footman who had shown us in at first, and told him to take us to our rooms. The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

I should be glad to help you, if I could, Mr. Audley, but I do not think there is any proof of insanity in the story you have told me. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope I was so glad you got that poor man’s horse. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

I remember how glad he was to stop and lean on a wall in Gorumna and watch a woman in afield shearing a sheep. Synge and the Ireland of His Time by William Butler Yeats [1911]

George Gissing Lilian’s cat, which had accompanied her in a basket, could not as yet make itself at home on the hearthrug, and was glad of a welcome to its mistress’s lap. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

We shall be glad of your good company, if you are going our way. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

But when he hastened to open it, glad of company, there was no one there. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Maria Edgeworth Lady Delacour suddenly drew the curtain between her and Belinda, saying, “Well, my dear, at all events, I am glad to hear you don’t forget your promise of staying with me. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Jane Austen Mr. Knightley could not be there too often; he should be glad to see him every day — but they did see him every day as it was. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Bram Stoker When I heard that soul-sickening yell, which marked his disappearance in the chasm, I was more glad than I can say that my eyes were spared the pain and horror which my ears had to endure. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Come in and make yourself comfortable till the men awaken, and they are the lads that’ll be glad to see you. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

As if glad of the excuse to get away, Bill Whitney followed her from the room. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

Charles Dickens Cobbs, show Forty!” Then he says to Cobbs, “Ah, Cobbs, I am glad to see you! I understood you was here!” And Cobbs says, “Yes, sir. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Elizabeth Gaskell Would you not be glad to forget life, and its burdens? And opium gives forgetfulness for a time. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

The moder of the sultan riche and gay Receyvèd hir with al so glad a cheere, As eny moder might hir doughter deere; And to the nexte citee ther bysyde A softe pace solemnely thay ryde. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

You were worthy of her; and from my heart I am glad that you won her away from me. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

I shall be glad if you will allow me to attend your wife—under Pelham, of course, It is not a question of remuneration,’ the young man added hurriedly. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Edith Wharton Meanwhile I’m so glad you’re staying on and making the most of your holiday. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

H. G. Wells As we worked, I turned his project over in my mind, and presently objections and doubts began to arise; but I worked there all the morning, so glad was I to find myself with a purpose again. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But I’m glad it’s not rainy today because it’s easier to be cheerful and bear up under affliction on a sunshiny day. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell Set her up, indeed, in an arm-chair wi’ cushions! Wenches in my day were glad enough of stools. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

John Galsworthy Besides, he was too glad to be back — result of long, half-acknowledged homesickness. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang The King was more glad than anyone else that she had come again, and gave orders that the doors should all be shut and bolted that very minute. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton A movement of pity succeeded his first impulse, and turning to de Crucis he exclaimed:— “I see yonder an old acquaintance who seems in an unlucky plight and with whom I should be glad to speak. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

D. H. Lawrence At last, after many years, the little woman admitted to herself that she was glad to go down from the ranch, when November came with snows. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

He is concerned to hear that you eat so little: he would be glad if you had a better appetite. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Meredith I’m glad to see that Mr. Colesworth too can take a sight at the Sea–God after a night of him. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Sinclair Lewis I was so glad to see your ugly old phiz that I just dropped in to say howdy. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope It was impossible that he should further press his case upon her, though he would have been very glad to extract from her some kindly word. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

D.H. Lawrence At last he had something to say to Helena: ‘Do you remember,’ he asked, ‘the roses of Sharon all along here?’ ‘I do,’ replied Helena, glad he spoke so brightly. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells During the day they caressed one another and were glad of the sunshine, and Eudena’s leg was so stiff she sat on the ledge all day. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Wilkie Collins I am glad you escaped from it — I am glad I helped you. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And here is the wickedness of me, Grant—I am glad about it. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Sir Richard Burton And when he found her, the lad exclaimed in his delight: “O my mother, I give thee glad tidings of mine uncle who hath returned from his exile, and who now sendeth me to salute thee. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

It made me feel downright glad I’m a man. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope The Mayor was a strong conservative politician, and Lord Llwddythlw would therefore be glad to meet him. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

She was genuinely glad to see John, having known him from a boy. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Elizabeth Gaskell I shall be only too glad if he will come again to mine. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Therefore,” spake the queen, “will I be glad of heart. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Olaf Stapledon Of course, when they are compelled, we shall have to find out how to make them glad they were compelled. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Hardy Hearing footsteps on the stairs, she awoke, started up with a glad cry, and ran to the door, opening which she met her brother on the threshold. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Henry Kingsley How it blows! I am glad you are not out in this. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Robert Green Ingersoll He was a dove among vultures and they hunted him out, and I am glad he came out. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

All the parties will be glad to have the money down. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

I don’t suppose I shall sleep much myself, but I am a little knocked up, and shall be glad of some sort of rest. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

He should be glad to live, he said, over that day; he would never see another sunset. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Willa Cather She’ll be glad to fit you out, if you aren’t sensitive about wearing kosher clothes. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

George Eliot A shopkeeper by her side said, — ‘Madonna Romola, you will be weary of standing: Gian Fantoni will be glad to give you a seat in his house. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry James At any rate, I’m glad of it. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

In that case I lost my money only just in time to prevent a much greater misfortune, and I am glad I am as I am. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

George Meredith At which, Adela took fright and was glad to slip away. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

I am glad he took nothing more with him. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing By Peter and Paul and as many more saints as you can remember, I am glad to hold your hand! What news do you bring?’ ‘Little enough,’ answered Marcian, with a shrug of the shoulders. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Henry Kingsley He may be cleverer, handsomer, more agreeable than your old friend — a man whom you are glad to know; and yet you are disappointed. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Elizabeth Gaskell Your letter happily does away with all these; it brings, on the whole, glad tidings both of your papa, mama, your sisters, and, last but not least, your dear respected English self. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

She changed their scowls to smiles; made them glad to meet one another. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Anthony Trollope I’m at any rate glad to get rid of such sweetmeats as the bishop and Mrs Ellison;’ and they were both silent again for a while. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

He had strained his mind a good deal during the last twenty-four hours, and he was very glad to relax the tension of the bow. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Sinclair Lewis I’m glad you’ve learned to play bridge. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Even proposals for mutual commercial benefit may be underpinned, I am glad to say, by loftier principles than those of the market-place and the counting-house. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Rafael Sabatini He mentioned that there was a prisoner above who was well equipped with books, and who, no doubt, would be glad to lend in exchange. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

They would be only too glad of the opening to put one of their small steamers on the run. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

H. G. Wells She praised my manners to Lady Drew and to my mother, who said she was glad to hear well of me, and after that I played with Beatrice several times. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Andrew Lang None so glad would he have been Of a myriad marks of gold Of a hundred thousand told. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m, glad your baby did get pushed down — he’s nothing but a f-fat little fool anyhow. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Theodore Dreiser We’re glad to have you with us. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Kendal found the Cardiffs — there were only two, Janet and her father — at tea, and the Halifaxes there, four people he could always count on to be glad to see him. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Borrow National. — I am glad to hear it. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

I would be only too glad to show by any act or deed I could that nothing could change me towards you. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Eliot I could ha’ gi’en ’em plenty; for when I’d gotten my old man I war worreted from morn till night; and now he’s gone, I’d be glad for the worst o’er again. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Louisa May Alcott It couldn’t be very hard, many people would be proud and glad to have such a dear boy care for them. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Gissing I shall be glad to rest and read. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

D. H. Lawrence She was gone in her own soft rapture, like a forest soughing with the dim, glad moan of spring, moving into bud. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Julian, too, will be glad to have you in the house, and to hear your songs sometimes of an evening. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry James Seriously, they were glad to see you?” “Enchanted. It has been the proudest day of my life. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Anthony Trollope I am so glad to see you! I had sworn to go into Scotland before the time was fixed for your coming — before I had met you — and I could not escape. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

The three men at the house on shore, who had formerly been a part of her crew, now joined her, and seemed glad enough at the prospect of getting off the coast. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Anne Bronte Many would be glad to tell her such news, just to see how she would take it; and then she might expose herself to fresh scandal. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

But I am glad that you do not mind my marrying the Professor, as I don’t want you to prevent the match, my dear. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Rudyard Kipling The sullen coolies, glad of the check, halted and slid down their loads. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

D. H. Lawrence I’d be glad to see you if you interrupted me at any crucial moment. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope But I think it right to tell Mr Cradell that I am glad he did not come to me. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing And I’m so glad to see that you are—you mustn’t be offended—I mean you’re not the kind of person to be afraid of. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Mark Twain We ought to be glad that we did not make it for the purpose of feasting our eyes upon fascinating aspects of nature, for we should have been disappointed — at least at this season of the year. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Fenwick, I shall trust you to let me know when she will be glad to see me here. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Meredith This here’s a strange enough world, and a man ‘s a gentleman, I say, we ought for to be glad when we got ‘m. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

I think he can help me later if he will; and I certainly believe he will be only too glad to do it. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell But I should be glad of any trifle, I am kept so confoundedly short. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

John Galsworthy I’ll be glad to get ‘er and the missis ‘ome, and that’s a fact. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald Basil, on the other hand, had lived with such intensity on so many stories of boarding-school life that, far from being homesick, he had a glad feeling of recognition and familiarity. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Benjamin Disraeli How glad I shall be when she goes into half-mourning! I scarcely catch a glimpse of her. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jane Austen Still, however, affection was glad to catch at any reasonable excuse for not hurrying on the wretched moment. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Edith Wharton He could not say that she avoided him, or even that she was a shade less glad to see him; but she was beset by family duties and, as he thought, a little too readily resigned to them. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But I’m glad to think of getting home. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

George Eliot They are men of small discernment who would be glad to see the people slipping the Frate’s leash just now. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Theodore Dreiser I’ll always be glad to see you. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Although it was by no means a cold night, I was very glad to see some wood blazing in the grate; and a pair of candles aiding the light of the fire, made the room look cheerful. Dickon the Devil by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Lawson She is glad when her husband returns, but she does not gush or make a fuss about it. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson