Phrases with "goes"

George Meredith Whatever my regrets, he goes out. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle I am myself a soldier’s daughter,” she added, casting a somewhat languishing glance at John, “and my heart ever goes out to a brave man. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Yet he goes off on his errand without a question, like a servant. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling That goes well, even after all these years, does it not? and seems to bring Lucia very near, in spite of what the later generation is pleased to call the stiltedness of the old-time verse. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Away goes the soup and appears a massive yellow omelette, like some log of bilious wood. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. Rider Haggard Now the story goes back to Iceland. When Brighteyes was gone, for a while Gudruda the Fair moved sadly about the stead, like one new-widowed. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson And under all these works of art so much eating goes forward, so much drinking, so much jabbering in French and English, that it would do your heart good merely to peep and listen at the door. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope He goes on certainly to the kill, and then retires a little out of the circle, as though he had trotted in at that spot from his ordinary parochial occupations, just to see the hounds. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray Which way does this Israelitish scoundrel take?” ‘“He goes to R—— to-night. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

One thing I’ve noticed about the human mind is that it goes in jerks. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

E. F. Benson Nobody goes into kitchens to thank people for pâtés. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Thomas Wolfe Fox will suddenly stop one day and look at her keenly with his sea-pale eyes, and will give her a dollar as he goes out. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Virginia Woolf The result of it all is that she goes to her cupboard and finds a little more tea, a few lumps of sugar, or a little less tea and a newspaper. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

H. G. Wells What is left over goes in the attempt to keep Russia alive, and to organise some sort of social order among the ruins. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

If Treverton goes on in this way we shall have to call him the admirable Crichton. It was only last week that I found out he could paint; and now you say he is a caricaturist. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

It is fifty to one whoever goes on that business will not come back alive, and you will rid me of the most insolent fine gentleman in my squadrons. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Mark Twain When a man has a passion for Shakespeare, it goes without saying that he keeps company with other standard authors. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Why did X, who always goes to the movies on a Thursday night, decide on that night of all nights not to go? Why did Y take a return half as usual and very unusually not use it? That sort of thing. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

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]

Wilkie Collins If I don’t find her there, I shall leave Duncan (who goes with me) on the watch for the remaining trains, until the last to-night. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

James Joyce There he goes into Frederick street. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anthony Trollope It goes with the kennels, and I should as little think of having a choice as though I were one of the horses. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain They say he goes about the state-rooms when the passengers are out, and eats up all the soap. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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

H. G. Wells Farther than this he cannot go, you say, and he goes farther. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Anthony Trollope He had been telling his brother how nearly Cato had been murdered for calling Pompey, in public, a Dictator. Then he goes on to describe his own condition. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry James There’s a great deal goes on in cafés: people come to them to talk things over, their private affairs, their complications; they have important meetings. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

H. G. Wells Almost any subject may be started in the smoking-room where most of the talk goes on, but the feeling against chewed newspaper is strong. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

George Gissing And this money goes to form a fund, you see, out of which any member can have help if he really needs it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Thomas Wolfe I buy the alcohol that goes into that drink from a place I know, an’ I always know what I’m gettin’— d’yah know what I mean?” “Yes, I certainly do. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

James Joyce Now,” he added, pointing to Mahony who was regarding us with open eyes, “he is different; he goes in for games. Dubliners by James Joyce

G. K. Chesterton Innocent is taking me to his aunt’s over at Hampstead, and I’m afraid she goes to bed early. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

You’ve no idea how stupid that uniform makes them all! That’s the way he goes on with his comrades; but if I turned him out, you would hear him sobbing on the stairs. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Eliot But I’ve heared as there’s no holding these Methodisses when the maggit’s once got i’ their head: many of ’em goes stark starin’ mad wi’ their religion. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Some invisible horses neighed, a voice in the dark cried: ‘Who goes there?’ . Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

He goes out with his young companions, honey-seeking and hunting for small game. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Anthony Trollope How does he shoot, Miss Thrift?’ ‘He will shoot very well indeed, Duchess, if he goes on and practises,’ said Angelica, whose life for the past seven years had been devoted to archery. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Man goes to Man! Cry the challenge through the Jungle! He that was our Brother goes away. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

H. G. Wells So far as the school time-table goes we are faced with a plain alternative. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

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]

Rudyard Kipling On the next occasion that his uncle shouted up the stairway urging him to make haste and live, a shriller voice cried, ‘Who goes round the world once easterly, gains one day. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins The Master says his parting words to me before he goes back to his books. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

He made then the quaint reflection that it was “a long way for me to come out to begin a sea life”; as if sea life were not precisely a life in which one goes a long way from home. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Guy de Maupassant How weak our head is, and how quickly it is terrified and goes astray, as soon as we are struck by a small, incomprehensible fact. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Anthony Trollope They say he goes with his head up in the air, and won’t look at a fence that isn’t as high as his breast. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

She goes there every night and sits looking at the stars. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Arthur Morrison And he calls me a thief! Sacri! He goes — I have no more of him; and so — he does this!” “Very well. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Rafael Sabatini And already he had made a mortal enemy of the Proveditor, who was of that unforgiving temper which goes with arrogance and vanity. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins Just as it goes to your heart, you know, when there’s something wrong in the servants’ hall. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins Say the parcel came from Citizen Dubois;’ and then he goes out. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Ah, how beautiful it was! Oh, Lenka, dear heart, where God is whether in Heaven or earth all goes well. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope He goes and comes at present as he is wanted by the cause. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Smash! There goes another! That’s what’s in his mind, waking and sleeping, and the more he thinks of it the more he likes it. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence As the statue goes up in flame—it is only paper over wires—the audience yells! And yells again. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Anthony Trollope He’s an old man, and he can’t take his money along with him when he goes the great journey. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Nellie Bly An effort is being made in Hong Kong to compel owners to build differently, so as to make the huddling and packing impossible, for the filth that goes with it invariably breeds disease. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Isabella Bird Indeed, it goes through every variety of bad taste. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H. G. Wells They are survivors of a much more stringent process of selection than goes on amidst the more hygienic upper and middle-class conditions. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli That I know; and he will probably get the letter when he goes home from his party to-night. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Martyn goes back in a few weeks; Arbuthnot’s returned already; Ellis and Clay are putting the last touches to a new feeder-line the Government’s built as relief-work. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

George Gissing He goes on till Saturday. Ackroyd told me so yesterday. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

D. H. Lawrence Pip! goes Mr. Rochester, peremptorily, at the horn. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Charles Dickens These he leaves in the hall; and then, with his nephew at his side, goes into the House, takes off his hat, and walks up to the Speaker’s chair. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He can drink, too; has the strongest head in Athens; and after leaving the whole party under the table, goes away as if nothing had happened, to begin new dialogues with somebody that is sober. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

H.P. Lovecraft It goes through Innsmouth — you may have heard about that — and so the people don’t like it. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Old Biddy is getting a bit up in years, though ‘er goes well still, but I’ll have the little roan saddled and brought round to door. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

George Gissing Mother goes round the streets after the coal-carts, an’ you wouldn’t believe what a lot she picks up some days. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Then he goes on: ‘Please remark that the flag you have hoisted — which, by the by, is not yours — has been respected. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

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

Florence Dixie We say good-bye to Mr. Dunsmuir, the anchor is weighed, the screw goes round, and we are off. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

When one of these is tired of his work, he has to bring up a substitute and inform his employer, and thus a continual change goes on. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

She goes on blooming like a blasted peony and fascinating him like fly-paper. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Charles Dickens She goes the whole length of the line, turns, and comes back on the inside. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Not gets mad, you know; goes mad. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Rudyard Kipling On it was written: “The Old Dog goes to Salisbury to be beaten. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

D. H. Lawrence No; her life’s nothing to her, so what’s the worth of nothing? She goes with me — it becomes something. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Time goes on, you get stronger on your legs, and by degrees you begin to get a grasp of geography. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

One goes on from phase to phase in these things. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Virginia Woolf The small boy struts and trumpets outside the window: implore him to stop; he goes on; say nothing; he stops. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

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

If any of us goes snivelling in now and giving himself up, they’d know there’s something crooked with the lot of us, and they’ll run us down somehow. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

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

Mark Twain He goes briskly, he puts on no airs, he is docile, though opinionated. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry Kingsley Now up the rock bank, and away across the breezy plains due North. Brushing through the long grass tussocks, he goes his way singing, his dog Rover careering joyously before him. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

William Black The fiddler, indeed, may in such a case console himself by thinking, that while the other goes off with all the praise, he runs away with all the money. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

I even know her name; it is Selina Pratt. If he goes with her again, look out for a disturbance. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang I know a room in an old house in England where plucking off the bed-clothes goes on, every now and then, and has gone on as long as the present occupants have been there. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Thomas Wolfe Then, quietly, wearily, he said: “Hell, if I could tell you what goes on here every day — the things you see and hear — the people you meet and all that happens. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

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

He goes to a woman’s house and he is never seen alive again. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Theodore Dreiser She goes and gets herself ruined by a man thirty years older than she is, a man old enough to be her father. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling Battlefield tactics do not exist; when a whole nation goes to ground there can be none of the “victories” of the old bookish days. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

James Joyce Something inside them goes pop. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Along the line for miles around a ragged meaningless fire was thundering, like the rain that goes on raining after a storm. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

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]

Anthony Trollope A man howls if he goes about frowning always. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

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]

I don’t pretend to be a good dancer, but I can generally adapt myself to the badness of other people’s steps, and that goes for something. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

We’ve lunched twice off it, and money goes quick at the pork-butcher’s. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Lady Morgan I observe he goes more frequently to the post than usual; and one morning I perceived Glorvina eagerly watching his return from the summit of a rock. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

G. K. Chesterton The ordinary detective goes to pot-houses to arrest thieves; we go to artistic tea-parties to detect pessimists. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope He implies, as he goes on, that it will be easier to teach the Greeks to be submissive than the tax-gatherers to be moderate. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Wilkie Collins Do you want to meet him when he goes out?” “Yes.” “When he is out with me?” “No. When he is out by himself. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

John Locke The body, as well as the soul, goes to the making of a man. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Anatole France I can say this to you, Monsieur Choulette.” They returned to Fiesole by the steam tramway which goes up the hill. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

James Anthony Froude He goes in person to Mouthgate to protest and remonstrate. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

That’s a thing a fellow figures out for himself one way, and the real business goes quite another. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

But I will lay a wager, as they sit under that tree, and the round sun goes down behind the mountains, that they see or hear very little except themselves. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle It goes to my very heart that he should call upon me in vain. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim By day, if he goes out, it is in my charge. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Henry Kingsley He remarked — “When Archy goes to heaven, he’ll want the cat to come to bed with him; and, if he can’t get her, there’ll be a pretty noise. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope As the world goes yet awhile, there must be injustice; and sorrow will follow. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Thackeray’s description of a French boarding-house keeper in “The Adventures of Philip” goes to every heart. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Aphra Behn He goes to her and comforts her, and tells, since it is by no design of either of them, their innocence will be their guardian angel. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Andrew Lang Then she was quite provoked, and said: ‘What a bad little beast that mouse must be! If it goes on like this I shall be starved. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells The prowling beast will right savagely if it is pursued and challenged upon the jungle path in the darkness, but it goes home automatically as the day breaks. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

I’ll be back immediately; but I must catch Mr. Larkin before he goes out. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James So far as her settling with me goes it would be impossible moreover here: she wants naturally enough a much wider field. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Anthony Trollope Everything goes so astray with all of us, so that the wanting it is sufficient reason for not getting it. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Then nearly all the men drink more brandies and sodas than they used to, and Dr. Merryweather goes into the garage a lot and he never used to go there before. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

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]

James Joyce Is love worse living? 2 If she can’t follow suit Ren‚e goes to the pack. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

William Makepeace Thackeray He puts on an order when he goes abroad, and is Count Bumpsher of the Roman States — which title he purchased from the late Pope (through Prince Polonia the banker) for a couple of thousand scudi. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

He is up at cock-crow and he goes to bed with the chickens. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence Every month, up goes the price of everything. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

George Eliot Better buy a blessing, madonna! Only four quattrini; the profit is not so much as the smell of a danaro, and it goes to the poor. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Wilkie Collins You shall know how it goes on. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope I hope they will never quarrel about politics, but as Everett says, the world does change as it goes on, and young men and old men never will think quite the same about things. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I instantly consulted my Spectacles, and obtained my information in these mysterious terms: ‘Sir John goes to Timbercombe.’ Very short, and yet suggestive of more than one interpretation. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jules Verne You understand that the faster it goes the more resistance it meets with from the air. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

George Eliot I’ll bring her and Tom some day before he goes to school. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

D. H. Lawrence I walked by that little path which you know goes round the back of the Hollies — it’s as near as any way for me. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton You know poor Nerone is dreadfully bored by sport, though of course he goes out with the guns. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Thomas Hughes But the world goes on its way, and the wheel turns, and the wrongs of the Browns, like other wrongs, seem in a fair way to get righted. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

George Gissing And if he marries—pop goes the weasel!’ ‘And Miss. Lord?’ asked Crewe carelessly. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Virginia Woolf He goes to the lowbrows and tells them that while he is not quite one of them, he is almost their friend. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

H. G. Wells If he goes on, I really believe he’ll hamper our inquiries. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Henry David Thoreau The animal heat is the result of a slow combustion, and disease and death take place when this is too rapid; or for want of fuel, or from some defect in the draught, the fire goes out. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Walter Scott But all this goes little way to expound the cause of this train of disasters, or, in plainer words, the reason which has compelled you into a situation having so few charms for you. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

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]

The young London girl now goes everywhere and goes alone if she wishes. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Robert Louis Stevenson A wet rag goes safely by the fire; and if a man is blind, he cannot expect to be much impressed by romantic scenery. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

It would be impossible to understand or appreciate the supernatural in the nineteenth-century literature and that of our own day without a knowledge of the Gothic to which most of it goes back. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Ralph Waldo Emerson It casts its eye on Trade, and Day Labor, and so it goes up and down, paving the earth with eyes, destroying privacy, and making thorough-lights. Lecture On The Times by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Isabella Bird He comes when I call him, stops when I stop, goes off the road with me when I go in search of flowers, and usually puts his head either on my shoulder or under my arm. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Henry Fielding Even the celebrated Jew himself, when well filled with calipash and calipee, goes contentedly home to tell his money, and expects no more pleasure from his throat during the next twenty-four hours. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Edith Wharton Only it goes against me when a man seems to show the white feather . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Gissing If there were but some one who could claim her services, as of right, and in return render her the simple hum-drum affection which goes for so much in easing the burden of life. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

If I am in love with him and troublesome, he is either in love, too, or he is drunk and doesn’t care, or he goes away. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

It goes even deeper than that, for in my effort to realise the ideal of my marriage I ceased even to attempt to be sincere with myself. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Andrew Lang Days follow days, hours chase hours; a whole year goes by. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He’s staying at the Midland Hotel and will be there until Friday, when he goes up to Scotland.” Larose at once produced a £5 note and held it out to her, but she refused it smilingly. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

He goes directly to his object, pressing firmly against the yoke; and nothing can stop or turn him aside. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell At last he goes to th’ kettle, and lifts up the lid, and peeps in. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

H. G. Wells There’s a lear feeling as the pole goes in —” “I’ve never held with fasting,” said the plump woman. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Anthony Trollope That goes to Copperhouse Cross, no doubt. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Lewis Carroll And I says to myself, ‘The chap’s been a big hulking chap: and he goes lame on his left foot’. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Henry David Thoreau Up comes the cotton, down goes the woven cloth; up comes the silk, down goes the woollen; up come the books, but down goes the wit that writes them. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

All them lot goes to sleep every afternoon — Chinky, too, in a dark room. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

He went over us as a motor-car goes over a dog. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

First the capital evaporates, and then the company goes into liquidation. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Word of mouth can spread gossip with marvelous rapidity in sparsely inhabited communities, since it is obvious that in such places every person knows the other — as the saying goes — inside out. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Otherwise, in goes Mr. ’Possum by these hands. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

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]

Rudyard Kipling Run and sing with us, Gray Brother.” “But the Master of the Jungle goes back to Man,” Gray Brother would repeat. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

E. F. Benson The depression caused by a wet, windy day, such as today, is certainly a false claim, but it goes and hobnobs with other false claims, and they sit round the fire and talk. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

E. F. Benson It goes on writing till Blue Birdie seems to say ‘Tweet, tweet’ again, and that means it’s finished and I say ‘Good-bye, dear’. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

You see, when a person of my age has been accustomed to live in one place for a long time, it goes against him to change his habits. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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

This dreadful suspense will kill him if it goes on much longer. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Anthony Trollope I’ll bet you a sovereign, Ratler, that Finn goes out into the lobby with you and me against Monk’s bill. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

For instance, how would you like to meet Michael Hartley, that mad Calvinist and Jacobin weaver? They say he is addicted to poaching, and often goes abroad at night with his gun. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Thomas Carlyle I say sometimes, that all goes by wager-of-battle in this world; that strength, well understood, is the measure of all worth. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Virginia Woolf But so far as actual statement goes the books might have sprung as silently and spontaneously as daffodils in spring. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Charles Dickens But the wheel goes round, and round, and round; and because it goes round — so I am told by the politest authorities — it goes well. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

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

George Eliot What’s he allays goin’ to the Poysers’ for, if he didna want t’ see her? He goes twice where he used t’ go once. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Again, at the universities, it is urged, that all goes to form what England values as the flower of its national life, — a well-educated gentleman. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Charles Dickens He would laugh and say to me, mounting his horse for his morning ride before the heat: ‘All goes well, Baptista!’ ‘Yes, signore, thank God, very well. To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens [1852]

H. G. Wells Yet the process goes on, without any general control, more monstrously destructive even than the continually enhanced terrors of modern warfare. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Master goes in-servant comes out. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Anthony Trollope It’s hot walking, I can tell you, Mr. Brattle. If it goes on like this, I shall want a little idle time myself, I fear. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

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]

Benjamin Disraeli If he goes into his tantarums at the abbey, and particularly in winter, I hardly know what will become of me!’ ‘I am sure Lord Cadurcis will do everything to make the abbey comfortable to you. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

H. G. Wells The black river goes by with only a rare ripple breaking its silence, and disturbing the reflections of the lights that swim upon its surface. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Anthony Trollope I count a man a knave who goes into trade without capital. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

David Hume The second objection goes farther, and represents this opinion as contrary to reason: at least, if it be a principle of reason, that all sensible qualities are in the mind, not in the object. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

H. G. Wells If it goes on for a year or so more the process of collapse will be complete. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence We will see how England goes on now. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Jonathan Swif Little Harrison the Tatler goes to-morrow to the secretaryship I got him at the Hague, and Mr. St. John has made him a present of fifty guineas to bear his charges. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anna Katherine Green He is a man of sense and for a long time goes no further than the play I have just indicated. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Anthony Trollope But she’s been to Lupex today at that house he goes to in Drury Lane. She had a terrible scene there. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James What goes on in her mind I of course can’t say; what reaches the observer—the admirer—is simply a sort of fragrant emanation of intelligence and sympathy. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Henry James She made at eighteen a marriage that was expected to be brilliant, but that turned out like a lamp that goes out; all smoke and bad smell. The American by Henry James [1877]

Thomas Wolfe You may be an old man, but that goes for you like it does for all the rest. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

G. K. Chesterton As a fact, it goes back to the very beginning of the War, though few people even began to understand it until long afterwards. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

M. R. James Grandmother: And where’s that, Charles? Charles: Why, in the little lane that goes up past Collins’s cottage. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Thomas Wolfe Shower done, hair brushed at once straight back around his well-shaped head, on goes the hat at once. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope To hesitate is to be lost, so he goes on, on rapidly, looking as he clears every fence for the spot at which he is to clear the next; but he is by no means certain of his course. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins She goes backwards and forwards constantly between this house and her father’s farm, and she may have heard or seen something which it may be useful to us to know. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]