Phrases with "going"

Henry James He’s going to Lady Bradeen.” “To Lady Bradeen?” This was bewilderment. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Andrew Lang I am going on a journey and shall be away for a year. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens Oates, going into partnership with this new informer, had the audacity to accuse the poor Queen herself of high treason. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Andrew Lang But just as she was going to touch the foremost fish, her eyes fell on a green frog on his knees beside her, his little paws crossed over his little heart. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli I know who is going to wear your colours — the Knight of the Dolphin.” “I hope nothing of that kind will happen,” said Adriana, agitated. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Virginia Woolf They act their parts infallibly, and almost before they open their lips I know what they are going to say, and wait the divine moment when they speak the word that must have been written. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

George Meredith We shall be friends?’ ‘Always.’ ‘This is going to last?’ ‘Ever so long. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

George Meredith A man opposite to her ventured a remark: “We’re going at a pretty good pace now, miss. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

William Hope Hodgson Something’s going to happen. Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins Perhaps my father would kindly enlighten her? Was the affair going on? or was it broken off? My father held out his plate and asked for the other wing of the fowl. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

He never missed going to the early Low Mass, quite alone. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Henry James I’m going to marry Mr. Bantling and locate right here in London.” “It seems very strange,” said Isabel, smiling now. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim By the by, Fawley, if this is going to be the bad night that they threatened us with, what about putting you down at your Embassy?” Fawley shook his head. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. Rider Haggard I am going out,” and he rose impatiently and left the cave. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing But he is departing at Christmas — going somewhere as a missionary; and I can have the place if I choose. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

H. Rider Haggard And now I have given you a lot of old-fashioned advice, and so I am going to give you something to sweeten it with. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

She’s like one going right out of her mind. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

Charles Dickens But Mr. Openshaw almost knocked Norah down as she was going out at the door, by pushing past her and calling out “Mrs. Frank!” in an impatient voice, at the top of the stairs. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

John Galsworthy There was a silence, then the General said: “When are you going to Lippinghall, Em?” “Next week,” replied Lady Mont, “or is it the week after? Lawrence knows. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Wherever she turned her face, as she was going along, everybody fell down on their knees. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Anthony Trollope It would be all very well your going on if you had a partner you could trust. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Horace Walpole Wait at the foot of the winding staircase: I am going to visit the Marquis, and will talk further with thee at my return. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m going to sail into prominence on Burne’s coat-tails. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing You don’t think it too soon, I hope?’ Horace’s pipe was going out; he held it against his knee and regarded it with unconscious eyes. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

She was distraite, indifferent to what was going on round her. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Margaret Oliphant What! are you going away? My dear, be sure you say down-stairs that you brought that poor creature some tea and sugar, and how grateful she was. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Sinclair Lewis And my heart has to be in anything I do now, because I’m going to have another baby. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope It would be going to the devil, if he were left alone in his present position. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

You will understand that I am going to follow these men. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing I’m afraid you’re shocked, Mrs. Mumford. I know it isn’t the way that nice people behave, and I’m going to give it up. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Edith Wharton There was a great deal going on — good music, balls and theatres. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

George Eliot So I took to going nowhere but to church, and hearing nobody but Mr. Irwine, for he said notning but what was good and what you’d be the wiser for remembering. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Anthony Trollope But going out under the gate he paused for a moment and shook himself. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Pu Songling As to me, as I cannot pay my debts before the first day of the first moon, I am going to leave the town and hide myself in the mountain. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

John Galsworthy The appeal has been re-printed, and is going out to everyone who ever gives to anything; and amongst other propaganda, we’ve got the Polytheum to promise to show a slum film if we can get one made. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

There stood Jimmy’s horse and buggy and Dolph Gibson, who was going to drive him over to the railroad station. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Charles Dickens After another interval, he opened his eyes in his own character, and said: “Don’t move me, Sally, because of what I am going to say; I lie quite easily. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Anthony Trollope As this was going on, everything was said to comfort Mrs Peacocke, and to give her hopes of new life. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Mrs. Robbins is going to raise the ready money for our furniture by a small mortgage on her house and the interest on that with the ground rent will come to £30 out of her £90. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jack London It’s going to be hell there, but I’d give ten years of my life for your chance to be in it. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

M. R. James It is a dream, sir, which I am going to record, and I must say it is one of the oddest I have had. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

The palace to be visited lay half a mile beyond the king’s, but the highroad to it was forbidden me, as it is considered uncourteous to pass the king’s gate without going in. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Henry James That’s what I’m going to Rome for. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I am going to be a governess—or something. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James It won’t do!” “Not,” said Charlotte, “if you’re going in for ‘omens. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

D. H. Lawrence Do you know of any other?” Somers thought he did, but he was not going to give himself away to that sharp weapon of a voice, so he did not answer. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

You seem as chirpy as if you were going out to fish a chalk-stream on a June morning?’ “Well, the fact is —” and Cohn pulled himself up short, knowing that he could never explain. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

Gertrude Stein She never knows how a thing is going to look until it is done, in arranging a room, a garden, clothes or anything else. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Abraham Merri We’re going up — farther away all the time from the — the gates!” “What can we do?” My anxiety was no less than his, but my realization of our helplessness was complete. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle On the third day out we were aware of a singular deep throbbing in the air, rhythmic and solemn, coming and going fitfully throughout the morning. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

John Galsworthy I do hope you’re going to keep things out of Court, sir?” “I can’t tell. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang At length he was told of a young couple who were going to the nearest town to buy all that they needed for setting up house. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Dampier The sea-winds are here at south-south-west, therefore ships that come hither must take the sea-winds, for there is no going in with the land-wind. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Thomas Hardy When they were going up Bissett Hill, Georgy made it his business to overtake the young farmer. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

I wasn’t going to appear on the bare hill-side so long as it was possible for Medina to have a shot at me. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry James If his friend didn’t wish to express any sympathy for him he was not going to beg for it (especially as he didn’t want it) by restless references. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Laurence Sterne I had counted twenty pulsations, and was going on fast towards the fortieth, when her husband, coming unexpected from a back parlour into the shop, put me a little out of my reckoning. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

They say you’re going to suffer for your crimes. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Eliot But perhaps he may be going out of town — to a distance,” she added, with a new sense of despondency at this idea. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Anthony Trollope I am going to become Daniel Tribbledale’s wife, and it isn’t becoming in you to stand here talking to a young woman that is engaged to another young man. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Elio Her whole mind was now bent on going away from the Manor, and she was thinking of all the ways and means her little life’s experience could suggest. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

This evening I’m going out riding. Burmese Days by George Orwell

I’m going to find it in a minute. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’m going to put him on the front with you. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

John Galsworthy Thank God she isn’t going out. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

G. K. Chesterton Oh lord, the story was still going on. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

They were not going to behave like a couple of geese he hoped! The past was past was it not? If people nursed grudges for nine and ten years together one would end by no longer seeing anybody. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

John Galsworthy Your mother and father were friends of mine, and you’re going to remain a credit to them. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Whilst this was going on, the Kamraviona, taking advantage of my having opened the door with the gun, walked in to make his salutations. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Jules Verne We were now going round the highest crest of the first layers of rock which upheld the roof. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

However, I am very glad things are going to be different. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Eliot But if you are going to him, it will be well for you not to say that you met me. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

John Galsworthy I’m going to!’ And he sat down. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Even then, a touch of oil would probably have kept it going for a month or two, but I made no such suggestion. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

H. Rider Haggard It reminded me of the people who are going to be hanged, and who are generally reported in the English daily papers to have made ‘an excellent breakfast’. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling He knew there was something going on he didn’t approve of. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Sinclair Lewis He’s going at it with an earnestness and yet a humility that may take him far. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells I can’t make up my mind whether he is going mad or going sane. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Gaston Leroux He had seen men die who knew they were going to die. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

The captain did not intend to take the trouble of going himself; he meant to send Flore. But Flore was not in the kitchen, and he took it for granted she was upstairs. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Andrew Lang She was just going to alight, when she suddenly remembered she had left her basket behind her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

His habit, following a famous precedent, was to make up for coming late—usually about half-past ten P.M.—by going away early—usually not long after midnight. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Edgar Allan Poe Instead of going out therefore to spend the evening as I had proposed, it occurred to me that I could not do a wiser thing than just eat a mouthful of supper and go immediately to bed. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

D. H. Lawrence I don’t see on what grounds I am going to marry you. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

I’m going to make a stir in the world, but I know that I’ll never be formidable. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Next week, perhaps even sooner, I am going to bring you the most important packet of plans and charts of all, but . The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

T. E. Lawrence The going underfoot was firm, and the cool air of the desert in our faces made the camels swing out freely. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

James Joyce Then Mr. Power said, point blank: “To tell you the truth, Tom, we’re going to make a retreat. Dubliners by James Joyce

He is doing so many little things that look as if he knew he were not going to live. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope Ta, Ta!—I’m going across to my mother’s. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Just concentrate upon what you’re going to do to keep out of the hands of the police. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Guy de Maupassan The Committee of Historical Works is going to intrust you with a commission. The Legion of Honor by Guy de Maupassan

Oh! Monsieur d’Herblay, in Heaven’s name, tell me if you have had the idea —” “There is no question of that, monseigneur; you are going beyond the object in view. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Grace, you and I are not going to be like those others. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

George Meredith Van, you’re going to be a brewer. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Arthur Machen But I’ll ask you, what is the good of going to those expensive shops in the West End? You don’t get a better article for your money. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Edith Wharton My going away with you like this made her terribly unhappy. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

You wait and watch for the next thing he is going to do, as if it were — as if it were a sign, or a portent, or a revelation, or something. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

H. G. Wells Who ever heard of such a thing? It makes the war — ridiculous! Every day now we get a fleet of planes from Sweden going along the lines, inspecting us. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Theodore Dreiser I’m going to give him the big east front room upstairs. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Ah, I know what you are going to say. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

So, instead of going out after tea, I sat on in the coffee tavern and studied a sporting paper. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

On going forth into the outer grotto I saw the table spread with a sumptuous repast, and the apartment in a blaze of light. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

He heard her say under her breath; “This is going to be a sleepless night. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Henry James I’m going for the inside view, the choice bits, the chronique intime, as they say here; what the people want’s just what ain’t told, and I’m going to tell it. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

What do you plan to do this morning? Poke the pigs?” “No, he is going to walk the course,” Eleanor said. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

H. Rider Haggard Now, early in the morning Asmund rose, and, going to the hall, awoke Eric, who slept by the centre hearth, saying that he would talk with him without. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

He told himself defiantly that he wasn’t going to do any work tonight. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

I am going to put the things out of MY life that are not worthwhile. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Jack London Was anybody else going on with it, I wondered; and if so, with what success? You see, the world was dead to me. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell When Alice’s little speech of thanks was over, there was quiet enough to hear a fine, though rather quavering, male voice, going over again one or two strains of Margaret’s song. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Rudyard Kipling What are you going to do?’ ‘What can I? I’m not going to have him killed, though. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

My salary will be a good one and enable me to put by: and the firm I am going to dropped me a hint of a possible partnership. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

It was of Joiwind. “Perhaps you’re going to Poolingdred, Digrung?” he inquired, interested. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Daniel Defoe She told Mrs. Bargrave, she was going a journey, and had a great mind to see her first. A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe [1706]

D. H. Lawrence Romero hastily got a handful of twigs, set a little fire going in the stove grate, and went out to attend to the horses. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

Andrew Lang As soon as they had finished their meal, the Giantess rose and said: ‘Now, my dear, with your leave I am going up to my room to finish the story I am reading. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim You played a foul trick on me, and I’m going to get it back on you. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Theodore Dreiser Martha looked to the public schools as a source of income; she was going to be a teacher. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Karl Philipp Moritz And he was now going to Birmingham, merely to take leave of his three sisters, whom he much loved, and who were at school there. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Oh dear, I promised myself I wasn’t going to think of running water any more today. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Charles Kingsley And now, indeed, the critical moment seemed come at last; for the lad began afresh to declare his deliberate intention of going to London to seek his fortune, in spite of parents and all the world. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Ford Madox Ford I am going to study the blood reactions of the service horse under fire. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

John Galsworthy Why she should feel so, going to a private lunch with her lover, she could not have explained. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

I think it’s going to be important. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

But no — things were going by the rule of contrary. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

D. H. Lawrence But they were going to get on well together, Paul saw. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Before going back I paused to look at the detective whose business it was to guard the room. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

And now I’m going out to help Alice.” The Reverend Mr. Ware remained standing after his new friend had left the room, and his meditative face wore an even unusual air of abstraction. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Gissing Not so long before he died, his old farther from England came out to live with him; then Snowdon and a son as he had both got drownded going over a river at night. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

During the first few days after my return, I am going to be something of a vagabond. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

I’m an economical soul, and if I’m going to be hanged I want a good stake for my neck. Greenmantle by John Buchan

No, I don’t care what you say,” as the other laughed, “I’m going to have it on. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

R. D. Blackmore And he knew that it was mainly by the grace of womankind that so much contraband work was going on. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Of course, being an indoor man, he no more thought of going out himself into the snowy night on such an errand than Noah thought of going out of the ark to explore the face of the waters in person. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray They would be going to devour maidens, “But ever when it seemed Their need was at the sorest, A knight, in armor bright, Came riding through the forest. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Louisa May Alcott I had four, but two were killed, one is a prisoner, and I’m going to the other, who is very sick in a Washington hospital. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We will drink to my partnership with the firm of Faringdon, Nettleby, Ford and Company. It will come very soon, Rosina. I am going to be a very rich man. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. F. Benson Franklyn is the quickest man to answer a bell I have ever seen, and next instant he passed me going upstairs. The House with the Brick-Kiln by E. F. Benson

Was Mr. Fairfax going to remain long in Paris? Yes, he meant to winter there, if nothing better turned up. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Wilkie Collins Some friends of ours are going abroad tomorrow — and I am to go with them. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I bought hucklebones, played all the time mass was going on, and was inevitably late home. In the World by Maksim Gorky

The young men were eager to engage in acts of valour, though they little thought they were going to fight for their own royal father: and old Bellarius went with them to the battle. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Edith Wharton She told me she was going to give him a Welsh rabbit, and explain Pellerinism to him. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Charles Dickens Likewise, by those who liked them, there were impressions to be bought of all the vapid prints, going and gone, and of nearly all the vapid books. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Charles Kingsley His cholera patients had not paid him; and whether Heale had the money by him or not, he was not going to pay his debts till other people paid theirs. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

John Galsworthy He’ll be going to his stud farm — that’ll be through the town and off to the right. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope If she had she wasn’t going to say so. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The time of course would have to come, and he trusted to his Maker to provide a manner of going out of which he need not be ashamed. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Ivan Turgenev Only this is what surprises me; how it is, you, with your intelligence, don’t see what is going on around you?’ ‘And what is going on?’ I put in, all on the alert. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Charles Dickens If there’s any wickedness going on, that raven’s in it, I’ll be sworn. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Elizabeth Von Arnim How dared the stranger touch her ladyship’s doors? “Sir, sir —” he remonstrated, going after him. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Cook thinks there is going to be “nasty work,” and has supper ready early. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Beyond a cluster of trees, with a path, lit by gas lamps, going through it, the lights of which shone like dull yellow stars. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

I wish she had never come over!” “Tiny? Why, what has she been doing now?” “It isn’t what she has been doing — it is what she says she’s going to do. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Anthony Trollope General Halleck was at this time commanding in Missouri, and was himself stationed at St. Louis; but his active measures against the rebels were going on to the right and to the left. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells My education was going on apace. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

She is to dwell in this place without ever going more than three leagues from it. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Jane Austen She had some satisfaction in finding that he was really going out of Bath the next morning, going early, and that he would be gone the greater part of two days. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

G. K. Chesterton Only our worst things were going to heaven. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Jack London It’s what you’re going to think. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

No one was more fully aware of them than herself; but she was not going to prevent others enjoying themselves because she herself was laid aside. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Olaf Stapledon At last we found ourselves going down hill in pitch darkness, into a strange valley. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

We had not been there a minute when the Squire began to explode, going on like anything at the man for saying Mr. Gavity was engaged and could not be seen. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

Elizabeth Gaskell Block-printers is going to strike; they’n getten a bang-up Union, as won’t let ’em be put upon. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

In going out we found Grizzel waiting under the archway, having come down to learn her fate. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Whither were they going from Bensersiel, and in what; and how was I to follow them? These were nebulous questions, but I was in fettle for anything; boat-stealing was a bagatelle. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Well, everything was going on swimmingly for me, and I was expecting every day to pick up the final evidence I was just waiting for, when — something happened. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Wilkie Collins See! she is going to be insulted; she is going to be deceived; she is going to disgrace herself without knowing it. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

My going to the wrong house was such a slight occurrence that I almost forgot it at the time, until I was reminded of it by a very sad event which happened afterwards. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Charles Dickens For six nights, I had been worried this in Master B.‘s room, when I began to perceive that things were going wrong. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

William Makepeace Thackeray The houses have a battered, rakish look, and seem going to ruin before their time. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Henry James He should soon be going to where such things were not, and it would be a small mercy for memory, for fancy, to have, in that stress, a loaf on the shelf. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Meredith I am going into slavery to make amends for presumption. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Rudyard Kipling Hawkins evidently believes in Punjabis. It’s going to be quite as bad as anything they have had in the last ten years. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Miles Franklin Most decidedly I could not get out of going to M’Swat’s, as mother had given her word. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Henry Handel Richardson One of them was going to live with Aunt Tilly, and one with Aunt Fanny. The blow was so unexpected, so crushing, that, even if he’d been able to THINK of anything to say, he couldn’t have said it. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

And if I’m anything of a prophet he’s going pretty soon to lose more. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins It was fast locked, exactly as he had left it on going to bed. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Charles Dickens The Drum (who was a private friend of Trotty’s) then stepped forward, and said: ‘Trotty Veck, my boy! It’s got about, that your daughter is going to be married to-morrow. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Frederick Marryat But I must go and help Alice with the heifer; she is not very quiet yet, and I see her going out with her pail. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

What do you mean by going indoors? Where do you live?’ ‘There,’ said Mary, pointing to the dead wall which faced them. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jules Verne After having shown the Canadian a glimpse of American shores, was he going to show me the coast of France? But the Nautilus was still going southward. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Well, I suppose I must be going now. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

H. Rider Haggard Now she is drowning herself in the lake, for she takes to the water like a duck, and now breaking her neck off trees, and now going to ghosts in the churchyard for company. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton Oh, if only she could remember to relax! But how could one, with everything going wrong as it was today? The visit to Fanny Lindon had been an utter failure. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson I am going to do a bit of play-acting, the bottom ground of which is just exactly as serious as the gallows for the pair of us. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

F. Scott Fitzgerald They were all going to the Gamma Psi dance that night — it promised to be the best party since the war. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On going up to him, they discovered that the blow had affected his brain, for he was delirious. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Gissing So, instead of going up the steps to the front door, he descended into the area. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Margaret Oliphant What has spelling to do with it? But I’m going into the militia, and then I shall be all right. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Ford Madox Ford But I am going to be brutally direct now . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

It won’t, indeed, Helen.” “I am going to see him,” she answered, in her most wilful tone. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

Henry James She said something about their going as far as the stile, then the next instant exclaimed: “How stupid of you — you’ve forgotten Mr. Hoppus!” Nick wondered. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Gertrude Stein Her recollection is that she described a sunset with the sun going into a cave of clouds. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Can he forget those days, when they are thus ever present to my mind? He seemed more in love than I: yet, a little year, and he is going to be married. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells I’m going away to new things. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Leon Trotsky I made for the ravine and passed the mill, going along a road fresh from a summer rain. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Rudyard Kipling She had not much heart for what she was going to do; but as she glanced at the long mirror she had the satisfaction of knowing that she had never looked so well in her life. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

H.G. Wells The Vicar going to call the Angel, found him dressed and leaning out of his window. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]