Phrases with "goes"

Henry Lawson He had red hair and small, twinkling, grey eyes, and — what often goes with such things — the expression of a born comedian. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Round the lonely cottage the sea-mist drifted white and thick, and the darkness deepened, until — as the saying goes — it could have been cut with a knife. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Thomas Wolfe I’ve never seen it, but they say it’s a swell kid, and Billie’s crazy about it — goes out there to see it every Sunday . You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Charles Dickens You know that what is said between you and me goes no further. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope He begins mildly enough, but warms with his subject as he goes on: “Should they send ambassadors to a traitor to his country? Cicero’s eloquence was on this occasion futile. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

He mixes with no one there, goes into town at irregular times but generally every day, and is reputed to be devilish hard to get money out of. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Gertrude Stein Vollard goes upstairs and tells these old women what to paint and he does not understand us and they do not understand him and they paint something and he brings it down and it is a Cézanne. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

People goes more by your words than your actions. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Anthony Trollope If he goes up wind, he must turn before long, and we shall be all right. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy D’you think the child’s department at Harridge’s would have toy truncheons?” “Sure to, if it goes on. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

John Locke I have in what just goes before been engaged in physical inquiries a little further than perhaps I intended. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Robert Louis Stevenson He goes upon his long business most of the time with a hanging head, and all the time like a blind child. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence And she dresses as well as any woman in London. I tell you, your son doesn’t half put his head up when she goes walking down Piccadilly with him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Tell her that; — and tell her that I think she owes to me to say one word to me before she goes into the country. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Away goes the captain, and bursts like a whirlwind into his cabin, and finds nobody there. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Robert Louis Stevenson News came to Durrisdeer of course, by the common report, as it goes travelling through a country, a thing always wonderful to me. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jacques Futrelle I goes up an’ takes a few looks aroun’, then I whistles an’ he appears from the back, an’ goes up to the kitchen for a handout. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Anthony Trollope And the man just married goes to his work, and occupies his time, and has his thickly-peopled world around him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle He becomes dispirited, and neglects his labour; and so the farm goes to wreck. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Bram Stoker That it had a fascination for Oolanga goes without saying. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

George Gissing I could come at night, and you could be at the door to let me in, couldn’t you, dear? You said that Mrs. Grail goes to bed early; I could see Gilbert after that. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Rudyard Kipling Who goes out? Two Arabs and a couple of countrybreds! That’s bad. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

The good work goes cannily on, and the noble task to which the Assembly of Divines at Westminster set itself is advanced by a long mile. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

When he goes forward a step he puts his foot down, and all the blowing, and cackle, and yelping in the world won’t shift him. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

R. D. Blackmore The war must be fought out till France goes down, or England. I can get him a commission; and I know the colonel, a man of my own sort, who sees things done, instead of talking. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

E. F. Benson Raspberry something,” said Lucia. “I bow to your superior knowledge,” said Mr. Wyse. “Then Susan goes into a species of trance, and these communications through automatic script begin. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

James Joyce Wonderful organisation certainly, goes like clockwork. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Her colouring and hair were those of a brunette, but her eyes were a deep grey, and she had the soft voice which commonly goes with such eyes. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Everyone who thinks at all has noticed that our language is practically useless for describing anything that goes on inside the brain. New Words by George Orwell

William Makepeace Thackeray Nobody asks about him, or thinks about him, save twice a year, when the Doctor goes to Gaunt House, and gets the amount of his bills, and a glass of wine in the steward’s room. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

George Meredith But he’d do it in a groan, so that it wouldn’t count for more than a ghost of one; and everything goes on the stage, since it’s only the laugh we want on the brink of the action. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

H. G. Wells Most of that stuff goes right into the hot-water furnace, they say. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Mrs. Medlock stops in our cottage whenever she goes to Thwaite an’ she doesn’t mind talkin’ to mother before us children, because she knows us has been brought up to be trusty. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

William Morris There she stands, and her yellow hair slantingly Drifts the same way that the rain goes by. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

G. K. Chesterton But a simple character goes on for ever in a fresh interest and energy, because it works out and out into the infinite universe. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Henry Kingsley I don’t want to be young Sam Buckley of Baroona. I want to be the Buckley of Clere. Is not that a noble ambition?” “My whole soul goes with you, Sam,” said Alice. “My whole heart and soul. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then he goes on, ‘Thinketh he dwelleth in the light of the moon. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Andrew Lang He goes on to remark that the marriage of Amy and Dudley ‘was a love match of a doubtful kind,’ about which we have, as has been shown, no information whatever. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Henry James And when she goes into a ball-room what do the other women say? Eh, Cavaliere?” “She is very beautiful,” Rowland said, gravely. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

There is a kind of sediment, no doubt, in one’s note-book; but the effervescence of that vintage goes off rather quickly. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Robert Green Ingersoll He knows that something is too large or too small; that there is something wrong with his machine; and he goes to work and he makes it larger or smaller, here or there, until the wheel will turn. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

But all that does not prevent the Duke getting bronchitis every time he goes there. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Guy de Maupassan When he admires anything he goes into such raptures that he convinces you. The Effeminates by Guy de Maupassan

G. K. Chesterton First of all, as has been said, Shaw has neither the kind of justice nor the kind of weakness that goes to make a true problem. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Baldwin Spencer After death the spirit, which is called Padinia, goes back again to its Wailba until such time as it undergoes reincarnation. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Sigmund Freud A man, attracted by the beauty of her foot, addresses her while she is reading, whereupon she goes with him and a passionate love-scene ensues. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Rudyard Kipling So it goes they fall amid brambles, And sting their toes on the nettle-tops, Till after a thousand scratches and scrambles They wipe their brows, and the hunting stops. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell She comes in towards four o’clock, when afternoon church was loosing, and she goes and hangs her bonnet up on the old nail we used to call hers, while she lived with us. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

The flames had burst out of the great beam that goes across the chimney-piece. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

If they say—if it goes out—that papa is guilty of the attempt of murder, and of suicide, I shall never raise my head again. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was then that he sold out and went to New York. But the part of his story that concerns us goes back to the days when he was making his first big success. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

At the least provocation — farewell, my dear! and off he goes to look for something better. Mother by Maksim Gorky

That goes back a year, sir, and further I do not remember. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Tobias Smolle You are just arrived from the country! what, the roads are good, eh? Well, Random, you are a bold fellow, and a lucky fellow! but take care, the pitcher goes often to the well, but is broke at last. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope Others go to them, and therefore he goes also. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

No other school goes in for holidays on the Saints’ Days but that. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Mark Twain In a word, everything that goes to make life precious that boy had. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Rudyard Kipling So he abandoned it; and now he goes to beat a big fat Babu man. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

You’ve probably come across him, for he goes about a lot. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Charles Dickens I don’t know whether that comes up to your notion of a quiet man: it goes a long way ahead of mine, I can tell you. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

George Gissing Granted that evolution goes on in the same way to form the body politic, the process, evidently, is far from complete—as you began by admitting. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Thomas Hardy The outer one happens to be ajar: Stephen goes to the other, and taps. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Algernon Blackwood The poor beggar goes at such a dreadful speed that he bleeds beneath the eyes, and his feet burn. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

D. H. Lawrence And it is a battle never finished till your bullet goes home. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy I’ve let it go twice, on the sly; it’s nearly bitten me both times, and then it goes simply mad with joy; but it always runs back home at last, and they chain it up again. To Let by John Galsworthy

Edmund Burke It goes far beyond the trust even of a temporary and occasional taxation. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

If now and then an An feels himself dissatisfied with our tranquil mode of life, he does not attack it; he goes away. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Anthony Hope The King, sir, is now at the duke’s hunting-lodge in the forest here; from here he goes to Strelsau to be crowned on Wednesday morning. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Sir Walter Scott The father was incapable of giving directions, but the nearest relation of the family made a sign to the carpenter, who in such cases goes through the duty of the undertaker, to proceed in his office. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Dan was of that impetuous warm nature that’s all fire at first; and all forgetfulness when the fire goes out. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

Thomas Carlyle It goes greatly against the impostor theory, the fact that he lived in this entirely unexceptionable, entirely quiet and commonplace way, till the heat of his years was done. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

D. H. Lawrence She goes into the corridor and is sick—very sick, leaning her head like a sick dog on the window-ledge. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

It goes to my heart to see her in this state. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

She becomes suddenly ill, she secretly goes out at night, and this nephew is found murdered. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Jonathan Swif I assure oo, it im vely rate now; but zis goes to-morrow: and I must have time to converse with own richar MD. Nite, deelest sollahs. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Mrs. Smith must give her some — I am sure of it — which papa has to pay for; and Sophonisba goes in trust for others. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

Henry James That’s what makes you say that her ladyship is in affliction because I go to a place that she herself goes to without the least compulsion. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Jack London The work of the world goes on above them, and they do not care to take part in it, nor are they able. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

George Gissing Try one of the new countries, where the popular cause goes ahead more boldly. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Virginia Woolf A few moments before a horse jumps it slows, sidles, gathers itself together, goes up like a monster wave, and pitches down on the further side. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is only right, however, since Mr. Summerlee goes to check my statement that I should have one or more with him who may check his. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Rudyard Kipling Being young, he remembers and goes abroad, at six months, a well-mannered little beast with a chastened appetite. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Life is a search after power; and this is an element with which the world is so saturated, — there is no chink or crevice in which it is not lodged, — that no honest seeking goes unrewarded. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Jonathan Swif Morning. This goes to-day, and shall be sealed by and by. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Henry James Aussi you’re not in one place, you’re everywhere, anywhere; the train goes a hundred miles an hour. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Rudyard Kipling I’ll catch him before he goes to his lunch. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing It goes without saying that she does not know I am having this conversation with you. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Wilkie Collins About the last work he did, poor fellow, was the repairing of my watch — here it is; goes as regular as a steam-engine. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

George Gissing You live—and live in luxury—by the worst vice of our time, the vice which is rotting English life, the vice which will be our national ruin if it goes on much longer. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

H. G. Wells Never goes near a Music Hall from one year’s end to the other. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Henry Kingsley And if he dies, and I have not time to make a will, the whole goes to the Crown, which will be a bore. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

E. F. Benson I shan’t get much of your attention till Olga goes away again. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Rudyard Kipling Yet they develop greatly when a catastrophe arrives and the man of many millions goes up or goes down and his daughters take to stenography or type-writing. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope Cato goes on with his lesson, and tells us perhaps all that could be said on behalf of old age at that period of the world’s history. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Charles Dickens It is not ‘necessary’ to him:— Heaven knows, he very often goes long enough without it. Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens [1836]

Wilkie Collins The head of a country girl, when she goes into the streets, turns giddy — I suppose through not being used to the noise. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H.G. Wells He went by and on past the big pond and the pool full of brown leaves where the Sidder arises, and so by the road (which is at first sandy and then chalky) to the little gate that goes into the park. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Edith Wharton The only man that ever goes up is the minister, and he goes because they send down and get him whenever there’s any of them dies. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

There is a sauce au diable that goes with it; and the distillers are the chefs who prepare it. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Jane Austen She goes into the warm bath to-morrow, and for the rest of the week, you know, we are engaged. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Our Dickon goes off on th’ moor by himself an’ plays for hours. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Anthony Trollope He need not be afraid of a glass of champagne when, on a chance occasion, he goes to a picnic. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But he should leave none such behind him as he goes on. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Money, which in other countries goes a long way, will almost do every thing with the Government of Morocco. It will also effect much with the people. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Now the day goes by, and when men should go to sleep Grettir would not put off his clothes, but lay down on the seat over against the bonder's lock-bed. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

George Gissing A very little of the romantic goes a long way, nowadays. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens No man comes into the house as you know, if you think; much less goes up into the nursery. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Rudyard Kipling He goes to and fro for the love of night-running. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Louisa May Alcott But, alas, alas! Pride goes before a fall, and the revengeful Snow turned the tables with disastrous success. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

How goes on the drying?” “I have been picking off clots of clay while you have been talking. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Elio I had often met her in the street, but did not know it was Mrs. Dempster. It seems she goes among the poor a good deal. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

I said, “It is all right, Joobaitch. You will die before you pass the kaartya tree at Karragullen, and your soul will rest there before it goes to the sea. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

He goes to the prisons, and reads to the condemned creatures, and comes home broken-hearted at the cruelty of the law, at the sinfulness of mankind. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Soft Shoes goes by in a rush of swift air. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope A little drunkenness goes a long way in a camp, and ten drunkards will give a bad name to a company of a hundred. North America by Anthony Trollope

It is to be like some wretched drunkard, who loathes the fiery spirit that is destroying him, body and soul, and yet goes on, madly drinking, till he dies. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Time goes quickly when one is talking over a new grievance with an old friend. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

E. F. Benson Would you form in front of me now, while Mrs Quantock goes into the house . Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

H. G. Wells It is lost if it goes underground. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Thomas Carlyle All inmost things, we may say, are melodious; naturally utter themselves in Song. The meaning of Song goes deep. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

His money is lost to him whether it goes to Pope or bishop or exchequer clerk. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Anthony Trollope He scolds her, and bids her hold her tongue; but she goes on, and I think it has some effect even on him. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

I’d try and grapple with him myself, only I’ve got my chow in my room, you know, and he goes for pigs wherever he finds them. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

What’s the good of your going on at your old woman if you yourself goes on like this? You just come straight home ’long o’ me. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Henry James But sometimes, for a change, he goes with me into the shops, and then I’ve all I can do to prevent his buying me things. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Anthony Trollope The article then goes on to say how they who do worship are to be taxed for the support of their peculiar church. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope If it goes on it will drive me mad. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Mrs. Wimbush goes by the calendar, the temperature goes by the weather, the weather goes by God knows what, and the Princess is easily heated. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

James Joyce O foibler, O flip, you’ve that wandervogl wail withyin! It falls easily upon the earopen and goes down the friskly shortiest like treacling tumtim with its tingting-taggle. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Burton goes on: “I shall write to-day to T——— to know how —— is best hit. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Hush! the money goes in drink. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle Our lady enters this room, and what does she do? She goes over to the writing-table. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

H. G. Wells She goes about trying to conceal her profound sense of guilt behind a haughty expression. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anthony Trollope The man who goes about declaring himself to be miserable will be not only miserable, but contemptible as well. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Zona Gale Whoever goes I will very gladly accompany. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

George Borrow Antonio goes to fetch them, and he now stands alone by the marble fountain, singing a wild song, which I believe to be a hymn of his beloved Greek church. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Ann Radcliffe What passes in conversation with you, father, is sacred, it goes no farther. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

G. K. Chesterton But there are two ways where it goes wrong among the gentry. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

George Gissing And the fact is, if it goes on I’m very much afraid we shan’t see so much of each other as we have done. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anna Katherine Green It seems that he goes through both galleries every morning before the museum opens. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Now goes our urchin to school. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

John Locke Besides, the present moment not being our eternity, whatever our enjoyment be, we look beyond the present, and desire goes with our foresight, and that still carries the will with it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Which goes to show what a grip my prejudices have on me. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Henry David Thoreau If the sun goes into a cloud, they become comparatively indistinct. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Edward Bellamy The price has to be raised in proportion, of course, but as long as the consumer cares to pay it, the production goes on. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

H. G. Wells Cruelty goes far beyond the sexual field. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Rudyard Kipling Taffy goes in tomorrow about those drinkin’ horns an’ Tom-a-Bedlams. You cut up to the library after tea, Beetle. You know what King’s English papers are like. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

A native felucca, carrying one tattered brown sail, goes swiftly up with the wind at a pace that will bring her to Abou Simbel before nightfall. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

On the following morning very early, the woman goes to swim. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Robert Louis Stevenson I am worthy the name of an Englishman, and it goes against my conscience to lay my hand rudely on a female. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Crane Here, as indeed throughout art, a reference to the human figure will give us our key, since after all decoration goes to form a background for humanity. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Anthony Trollope And in going to such a house as the Duke of Omnium’s it does make a difference that he goes there in company with the bishop. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens I know shy neighbourhoods where the Donkey goes in at the street door, and appears to live up-stairs, for I have examined the back-yard from over the palings, and have been unable to make him out. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Thomas Carlyle It came deep out of the author’s heart of hearts; and it goes deep, and through long generations, into ours. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

He says:— “Monsieur de Balzac has of private life a very deep and fine sentiment which goes even to minuteness of detail and of superstition. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry David Thoreau Up goes the smoke as silently and naturally as the vapor exhales from the leaves, and as busy disposing itself in wreathes as the housewife on the hearth below. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Ting-a-ting-ting! goes the bell; the curtain rises; and we behold-not, indeed, the Main Street — but the track of leaf-strewn forest-land over which its dusty pavement is hereafter to extend. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

He goes behind it a minute and comes out a decent tradesman. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Hafr's big noise goes overboard. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

George Elio But by this time Mr. Barton has finished his pipe, the candle begins to burn low, and Mrs. Barton goes to see if Nanny has succeeded in lulling Walter to sleep. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

Up goes the Australian tax on the output of every mill in Lancashire. The last state of the Empire might be worse than the first. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Wilkie Collins After twenty years among the savages, or little better, I’m not fit for the sort of thing as goes on among you here. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

H. G. Wells I think—naturally, that the world one goes into when one studies molecular physics is quite the most beautiful of Wonderlands. . Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald How goes it all? How is my Kaethe, how is your Nicole?” “All goes smooth domestically. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virginia Woolf So great a trust in the Church can surely not belong to our day, and he goes on to conjecture that every one of the villagers has reached the extreme limit of human life. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anton Chekhov Please make haste!” Blowing his nose in a dirty, crumpled-up handkerchief and pulling down his grey reefer jacket, Ivan Matveyitch goes through the hall and the drawing-room to the study. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Guy de Maupassant One goes in any direction one pleases, without any guide, save his fancy, without any counselor save his eyes. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Charles Dickens A dinner party takes place at five; and at an evening party, they seldom sup later than eleven; so that it goes hard but one gets home, even from a rout, by midnight. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Time seems to drag with her, for she goes every few minutes to the window from which a distant church clock is visible, and sighs as she turns away. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Gaston Leroux Besides, as the gentleman comes to the chateau without passing through our gate he goes away by the way he comes. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

James Joyce There goes the blackwatchwomen, all in white, flaxed up, pur-gad! Right toe, Armitage! Tem for Tam at Timmotty Hall! We’re been carried away. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Sinclair Lewis Don’t sit up, anybody — and Sissy, and you, Julian, that particularly goes for you two night prowlers! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord — and in Vermont, that means going to bed. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

He goes at all kinds of unearthly hours when out of sorts. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Thomas Paine One goes out, another comes in, and still the same measures, vices, and extravagance are pursued. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

The boy is a better democrat when he leaves college than he will be later, if he goes into business. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence Nay, he wallows in Bibles when he goes to bed. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

James Joyce Then the heather goes on fire. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Jules Verne Whether the wind is contrary or not, he goes along at full steam, and if things go on as they are doing now, we shall soon be in a pretty pickle. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

George Gissing I shall have my house empty if it goes on. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Rudyard Kipling I’ll ha’ nobody across ma doorstep as goes a-drinkin’, an’ borrows my lass’s money to spend i’ their drink. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith Or else, she may be sure, her story once out of the mouth, goes off dead as the spirits of a vapour that has performed the stroke of energy. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Andrew Lang The Maitlands apparently heard of this; the youngest goes to Edward, and explains that they are Maitland’s sons, and Scots; they challenge any three Englishmen; a thing in the manner of the period. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

E. Nesbi Have some strong beef tea made ready to give her as soon as the fever goes down. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Edmund Burke It is true that this particular part of your general confiscation does not affect England, as a precedent in point; but the reason applies, and it goes a great way. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Sinclair Lewis But uh — well —” “Sorry, Wrenn. That’s the way it goes in business, though. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

When Mrs Verloc, with her ticket for St Malo in her hand, entered the ladies’ waiting-room, Comrade Ossipon walked into the bar, and in seven minutes absorbed three goes of hot brandy and water. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

He was honest, that is honest as our present elastic acceptation of the word goes — and when he had accumulated a fortune he set to work to buy a few things. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Jonathan Swif This morning General Webb was to give me a visit: he goes with a crutch and stick, yet was forced to come up two pair of stairs. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Mark Twain We get the effect, it goes straight home to us, but we do not know why. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

William Makepeace Thackeray Everybody comes, and everybody goes away again, at about the same time. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

Practically the whole family income goes in keeping up appearances. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Arthur Machen Why, Sir Thomas Vivian goes to the Royal Family. And there’s a watch worth a hundred guineas in his pocket, so it isn’t robbery. The Red Hand by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence But the bourgeois husband, he goes on being the same. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George MacDonald But there is a light that goes deeper than the will, a light that lights up the darkness behind it: that light can change your will, can make it truly yours and not another’s — not the Shadow’s. Lilith by George MacDonald

Rudyard Kipling It smells comforting, doesn’t it? Remember I’m always in call, and my ayah’s at your service when yours goes to her meals, and and if you cry I’ll never forgive you. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

And why let her wear saffron colour?” “I always think it goes with her complexion. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Elizabeth Gaskell Philip, when thou goes courtin’, come t’ me, and a’ll give thee many a wrinkle. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

I’ll wait until the car goes by. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He goes to the office but he doesn’t do much. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

One goes to pray, the other seeks profit, the third distraction, the fourth pleasure. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]