Phrases with "going"

He was the sort of fellow who would go through with a thing; and if he thought the best way on going out of the agency was to go out of the world also, out he’d go. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith Strange to say, he was almost unaware of any struggle going on within him. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

D.H. Lawrence His going away was an excursion from reality, a kind of sleep-walking. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Now, I am going to probe the wound, which perhaps is not fatal, as it did not kill him at once. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

E. F. Benson Why, anyone of the least spirit would sooner really die, as you still fancy I am going to do, than do that. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

George Gissing He lives alone, but a relative of his, his sister-inlaw, is going to be with him to meet us. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

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 very much disliked the spending of any unnecessary ready money just now; and the thought of going home in a crowded omnibus on this fine July night had been unbearable. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Wilkie Collins Bah! what was the use of going to bed? She was her own mistress. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

The mate’s faint snoring was still going on peacefully. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

I am going to keep your gentleman so well under that in future he will walk straight, I’ll warrant you!” Micheline rose and stood before her mother, looking so pale that the latter was frightened. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Arnold Bennett Who are you going to?” “You are horrid!” Hilda exclaimed, and added with positiveness: “I shall ask Charlie Orgreave first. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H. G. Wells Who with a sick soul would dream of going to a psychologist? . The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Thomas Hardy He sent his wife and daughter to an hotel while this was going on, taking two or three journeys himself to Ivell to superintend the refixing, and the improvement of the grounds. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson But it’s a whirl! There’s always something wildly exciting going on. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Wilkie Collins But it was characteristic of the melancholy change in him that he dropped languidly into the nearest chair, instead of going out at once with the easy activity of happier days. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

James Joyce There were two big girls in from next door and games were going on. Dubliners by James Joyce

H. G. Wells He had either never had a vicarage or he had lost one, and he earned a precarious income by going off to churches for a week-end or a week or so on “supply,” to relieve the regular incumbent. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry James It was as if she knew what was going on in his mind (it is true that he scarcely knew it himself), and might be trusted to clear things up at some convenient hour. Mrs. Temperly by Henry James [1887]

Rudyard Kipling How is it that every one smells of money; whence come your municipal improvements; and why are the White Men so restless?’ Said the Taipan: ‘It is because the island is going ahead mightily. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’m going where my taxi-man takes me. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Anthony Trollope Frank Greystock was now going to his picnic; and, though he meant to be true to Lucy Morris, he had enjoyed his glass of champagne with Lizzie Eustace under the rocks. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing But before she could speak, Alfred continued: ‘So Mutimer’s going to throw it up. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

D. H. Lawrence Your pure mind is going as dry as fiddlesticks, from what I see of it. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

E. T. A. Hoffmann For to K—— I am going this very night. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Henry James It might be going crooked to find it of a sudden just only clear that she intended very definitely to be what he would have called nice to him. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Meredith Place there! I’m going to open the door. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Henry James She got up and stood by the fire, into which she looked a minute; then came round and approached the window as if to see what was really going on. The Story In It by Henry James [1902]

Virginia Woolf I know what he’s going to say, I know what she’s going to say, she thought, digging a little hole in the blotting-paper. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

The question is, what are you and I going to do?” The assumption of alliance warmed Jaikie’s heart. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Still, in writing, as in going to sea, I had to wait my opportunity. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Henry James It was in the morning; Mr. Wentworth was in his office; and, on going in, Felix found that Charlotte was at that moment in conference with her father. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell I only mean I’m going to Boston, U.S., that’s Uncle Sam.” Mary did not understand, so she left him and went to sit by Alice, who could not hear conversation unless expressly addressed to her. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

I was fortunate enough to meet no one, going or coming. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Everything had been going along so nicely. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

William Morris And now I am glad to have fallen in with thee; for I am going a long way. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

I was just going to sound the alarm, when there was silence. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

John Galsworthy Some meeting or other of Michael’s, and the measles only just out of the house! “What’s going on here?” he said to Coaker. “Something to do with the slums, sir. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Henry Handel Richardson Worse still were those nights when he had to lie and think about what was going to happen to them when all their money was done. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Radclyffe Hall Even then he had just been James, always James, James for all their lives; James going to bed, James getting up, James thinking of James all day long. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

And, since you were good enough to call my attention to the fact that the cliff throws a shadow, I m going to extinguish your Socratic questionings by walking in it. Sir Julian Garve by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Arnold Bennett The servants were going to see the fun. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Henry James We’re going to look at the people, to look at types,” the girl went on. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

What are you going to be, Spinkston — a butcher, too?” “No, sir,” squeaked a very small boy with curly hair and a frightened little face. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope Then they went down to the mill, which was going at that time. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

They went away to Liverpool; they are going to America — to New York.” “Mr. Nowell and his daughter, Mrs. Holbrook?” “Yes, sir, that was the lady’s name. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Edith Wharton He had not noticed the direction he had followed in going to his room, and was puzzled, when he left it, to find that two staircases, of apparently equal importance, invited him. The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton [1916]

I am going to publish a volume, anonymously, before the season is over. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

He sauntered along after the leaders, looking not a whit the worse than when he left the last water, going neither faster nor slower than his wont. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

I’ve a good glass, and can see pretty far, and make a fair guess enough what’s going on aboard the enemy. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I’m going to drive over to the camp-meeting tonight, me and some of the boys in a barouche, and I’ll put a twenty-dollar bill on their plate. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Thomas Hardy So he said one day, “I am going away, to try to get into a better position than I can get here. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing I wanted to live here; the thought of going to live in the country seemed unbearable. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

But Scott has some plain, rough common-sense of his own, which kept him from going too far. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Do you know what I’m going to say to them when I go up before the tribunal? “Thank you,” I’m going to say, “thank you for saving me before it was too late. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Ford Madox Ford Why are you all in the dark?” Leonora could hear Edward going about in his room, but, owing to the girl’s chatter, she could not tell whether he went out again or not. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

When you came in I was just going over in my mind all my tutor’s recommendations. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope At any rate he got up and declared his purpose of going to the opera. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Not until this ceremony had been scrupulously accomplished, and the two women were on their way to the house, did Mrs. Poidevin beg to know how things were going with her “poor cousin. Poor Cousin Louis by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

At first we made good going along the straight, broad highway lined with woods on one side and on the other snowy fields melting into haze. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Gertrude Stein I was very surprised, having had a very different impression of her, going up to see her one afternoon, finding her mending her linen and doing it beautifully. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

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

Baldwin Spencer Before going into a lubra each Ngaidjan enters, and stays for a time, in its mother's totemic animal or plant. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Wilkie Collins Madonna still stood patiently by the window, going on with a new purse which she was knitting for Valentine; and looking out attentively now and then towards the road. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

D.H. Lawrence I was startled into consciousness one evening, going alone over a marshy place at the foot of the mountains, when the sky was pale and unearthly, invisible, and the hills were nearly black. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Thomas Hardy The Bishop, you know, is going to lunch with us. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

John Galsworthy Where are you going to stay?” “With my people. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Radclyffe Hall All the things that might so easily have been spread out over the preceding months seemed only to be remembered a few weeks prior to going away, and what did not exist to be remembered she invented. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

And now, speaking of that, do you know when the Presiding Elder arrives in town today, and where he is going to eat supper and sleep?” Theron shook his head. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson At two minutes to the hour he was on his feet, going round the table like a maddened animal, wringing his hands and moaning under his breath: it is too much . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

She went for her parasol, Guy ran for her camp stool, and Philip, going to the piano, read what they had been singing. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

F. Scott Fitzgerald THE YOUNG MAN: Here, you’re going it a little strong. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

E. Nesbi And Phyllis made no movement towards going home by herself. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

George Gissing If I marry, I must know what my life is going to be. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

For nearly two hours I must have remained unconscious of what was going on around me. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I was just going to call out when a man sprang on to the window sill here. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Maria Edgeworth Lady Davenant glanced over her note with scorn, and was going to throw it from her into the fire, but did not. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

I was to please myself; she was going to retire, too. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

In dress construction this norm works out in the shape of divers contrivances going to show that the wearer does not and, as far as it may conveniently be shown, can not engage in productive labor. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

We’re going to get him to put it on paper to produce when Jimmy sues for a divorce, aren’t we, Val?’ ‘You’re not going?’ said Mrs. Jack Owen. ‘Oh, yes, I must. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Jack London Now he and his old woman could do very well at it, working the one bin between them and not going to sleep over it; but then, they had been at it for years. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

At first she took it for a flower petal and was going to ignore it, when she noticed that it was square, and certainly not a petal. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Ford Madox Ford She had said she was going into a convent at Birkenhead — but twice he had seen photographs of her. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Andrew Lang On going to the first jar and saying, “Are you asleep?” he smelt the hot boiled oil, and knew at once that his plot to murder Ali Baba and his household had been discovered. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jack London And so they are going to hang me. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

George Gissing Now, look here—you’ve heard, I dare say, that I’m going to be married? Well, I’m not the kind of fellow to talk sentiment, as you know. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

If you’re going to lay down, and let everybody trample over you just as they please, you’re right! You MIGHT as well go home. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

We had about a hundred and fifty yards to run up over the sand towards the wall, and it was hard going — rising all the time. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

D. H. Lawrence He was holding her hand, and his eyes were going up and down, from her face to her throat and her breast. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence The going should have improved: but it began to drizzle, and the rich surface of the land grew slippery. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Isn’t Monsieur going back to Madame?” “No, I am not going back. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

I had seen several men about in the lane and a lot of torches flashing and wanted to find out what was going on. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

And now I am going to make you a little offer, which it may possibly be worth your while some day to accept. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

I am going back to town first thing tomorrow morning; only got a day’s leave to run down here; thought I ought to tell you about her. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Thomas Hardy The other men whom she had besought to come had disappeared, it must have been in some other direction, for she had not met them going away. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

No, he was not going away, he was coming here. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope I suppose Mr. Sam is going to keep his word with me. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

When Sandy Lett heard of the treason going on behind his back, he was ready to drop with blighted love and mortification. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Two hundred yards to the left, at the bridge over the stream, a sort of duel was going on between the Fascist mortars and the men who were building a concrete barricade across the bridge. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Henry Lawson He’s been a true, straight, honest, and faithful mate to me — and I ain’t going to desert him now. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Your new storekeeper is one; you meet worse down in Melbourne. Herbert’s going with me; he’s going to Cambridge, if they’ll have him. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Kate Chopin And you are going abroad, too, I hear. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

William Makepeace Thackeray I may be (by marridge) going to unight my family once more with Harrystoxy, from which misfortn has for some sentries separated us. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Even against his better judgment he still felt convinced that an awful miscarriage of justice was going to be enacted. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Jack London He looked his captain in the eyes and replied slowly: “I am going to get that boy down. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Thomas Hardy I am going to make inquiries first. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Tobias Smolle A few days ago, my uncle and I, going to visit a relation, met with lord Oxmington at his house, who asked us to dine with him, next day, and we accepted the invitation. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

How was she going to work it?’ ‘Well, there’s an odd thing about that quarrel. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Thomas Hardy What are you going to do?” Giles informed him of the real state of affairs, and how barely he had missed availing himself of his chance of renewal. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Now we’re going to light up the studio stove. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

What good did they think that was going to do them? Sit down, Mr. Blayne, come in and sit down. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Why did his father not break out on him at once? What did he mean? What was he going to do? The jamb of the fireplace cut his right shoulder as he cowered into it, to get away as far as he could. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Robert Louis Stevenson In so doing — it was like going suddenly into cold water — I found myself face to face with a prim little old maid. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. F. Benson The Tilling bowling was being slogged all over the field, and the fieldsmen had really no time to eat daisies with this hurricane hitting going on. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Arnold Bennett He would save about ten yards, in two miles, by going out through the side-door instead of through the shop. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I would lie and speculate about what it was we WERE going to do. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Maria Edgeworth Mr. Montenero had his eye upon her; the father’s eye and mine met — and such a penetrating, yet such a benevolent eye! I endeavoured to listen with composure to whatever was going on. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Active measures will be needed to prevent its going farther. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

They had been great friends and confidants; and now she was going to be given away to a man whom he did not know — a very worthy fellow no doubt, but not half good enough for her. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There’s Charity beckoning to me; would you mind my going to see what she wants?” So, dismissed, away he ran like a “fielder” after a “by,” as he had often run over the same ground before. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Wilkie Collins The Bar? I should be five years getting to it, and should have to spend two hundred a year in going circuit before I had earned a farthing. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Gissing Beatrice and I were on the point of going to Hebsworth this afternoon; I rejoice that we did not. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

D. H. Lawrence He knew, with a child’s deep, instinctive foreknowledge of what is going to happen to him, that he would cut a sorry figure at school. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

I’m going to keep all the best of them for the Harvest Festival, of course. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim All the same, I’m going to marry her the first moment I can and I wish it were to-morrow. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

John Galsworthy Is the picture going well? Might I have a peep, Mr. Blade, and see how the platitude is coming out? Oh! It’s going to be splendid! I can quite see the line. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

So I am sure you won’t mind him going over the same ground again. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Wilkie Collins The clock had struck eight, and I was just going out to chain up the dogs again, when I heard a sudden whisking of petticoats on the stairs behind me. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

In college days he had nearly persuaded me into sharing a squalid week in some open boat he had picked up, and was going to sail among some dreary mud-flats somewhere on the east coast. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Anthony Trollope I think I told you before that I had ideas of going to Cambridge and endeavoring to get pupils, trusting to my fellowship rather than to my acquirements. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Bram Stoker But I cannot sleep, how can I with the terrible danger hanging over my darling, and her going out into that awful place . Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. G. Wells She wasn’t going down to breakfast; she did not intend indeed to go down until lunch. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

George Gissing I’m very glad indeed you’re going quite away; it’s the best thing possible. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

George Gissing I am going into the country, and it will do me good. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

You don’t mind me going in?” Manasseh apparently had jumped in his way. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Oscar Wilde In doing what I am going to do, what you force me to do, it is not of your life that I am thinking. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Thomas Hardy A harsher man would rejoice now in the power I have of turning upon your aunt by going no further in the business. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Sir Walter Scott By kneeling down among the snow and stretching his head cautiously forward, he could observe what was going on in the bottom of the dell. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Henry James But when it comes to going on —!” “Are your rooms too dear? If they are you can have more for the same money,” Juliana responded. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

John Galsworthy He was no longer young, with hair going grey, and face — a narrower replica of his father’s, with the same large drooping moustachedecidedly worn. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then I’m going to introduce you to my Madeira. Vintage port I can’t offer you, but my Madeira—well, I bought it on the island myself, and I believe there is nothing else quite like it. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Wilkie Collins I am going to superintend the search myself. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

But, a year ago, Oliver Boringdon had ridden to the meet in their company, while this time nothing had been said as to whether he was even going to be there. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Sinclair Lewis He coaxed her to sleep early by going off to bed himself. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling Yes; they look all right enough; but you can never know what they are going to turn out Live-stock is very uncertain. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry James My flower is going to smell very sweet; I am putting in the smell with this gold-colored silk. The American by Henry James [1877]

I wish very much to know what is going on up there. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Having begun the contest, we can no more help going than the wind can help blowing; and our crew are as keen about winning as ourselves. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. G. Wells Let us admit at once that this is a research of extraordinary subtlety and complexity, that there are ten thousand ways of going wrong, and perhaps mischievously wrong. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Wilkie Collins But anything was better than going to bed again, and dreaming perhaps for the second time that I too was free. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Edgar Allan Poe Of course we get but an imperfect idea of what is going on before our eyes. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

We are all going at steeplechase rate. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George MacDonald Some of the actions going on when thus illuminated, were not unknown to me; I had been in them, or had looked on them, and so had the princess: present with every one of them I now saw her. Lilith by George MacDonald

Lady Mentone gave a little cry and dropped into an armchair as if she were going to faint, and Beatrice rushed and put her arms round her. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Henry James Of course you play poker?” “Oh, I say,” cried Newman, with energy, “you are not going to lock me up in a club and stick me down at a card-table! I haven’t come all this way for that. The American by Henry James [1877]

Rosette, who sees that I am going to escape her, clings obstinately and wretchedly to the remains of her hope, and my position becomes more and more complicated. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

D. H. Lawrence Then, when he released her, he turned away, saying something incoherent about going to fetch the lantern to look. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am going to motor down to Southampton. You’ve got the money? Here are the shares. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Miles Franklin The rain was so torrential that there was no hope of going to the Show Ground. Ring events were impossible until it lifted. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Sinclair Lewis Oh, say, how’s the grub in London? Cheaper than it is here? The wife was saying this morning we’d have to stop eating if the high cost of living goes on going up. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

My view is that their mouths, maybe, were shut with gold before they had any idea what it was that they were going to be asked to stay ‘mum’ about. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

That he himself was going by the Kiel Canal to Hamburg to spend a cosy winter as a decent citizen at his warm fireside, and that we should follow his example. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

I wasn’t going to be insulted any more, and if anyone attempted to browbeat me, they must take the consequences. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Kenneth Grahame Everything seems asleep, and yet going on all the time. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Margaret Oliphant But there is luncheon! Papa is always formal about our going in, though I tell him that is out of date nowadays. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

I could not be with your Majesty and know what was going on in my rooms at the same time. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

He’s going to follow Farquharson at Jordanville on Thursday week. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Willa Cather I am going to learn engraving with a German engraver there, and then try to get work in Chicago.” Alexandra’s hands dropped in her lap. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

E. F. Benson Everything except this telegram indicated that the world was going on in its normal manner. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Presently I am going to ask you to examine the cable which my electrician says was deliberately tampered with. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Ben is going to be married next month to somebody very young and very rich. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Bram Stoker As she was going in his direction, they walked on together. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

What a voice! What a manner! How polished! How perfect! And they tell me he is going to leave the stage in a year or two. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Mark Twain Now, where you going to sleep?” “In Ben Rogers’ hayloft. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Don’t think I am going to cry off for my share. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

H. G. Wells He is going out now — furious!” “He must be caught,” said Adye. “That is certain. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Ford Madox Ford She said she was only going to get a timetable from the far end of the room . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

John Galsworthy She was just going away when the door was opened. Over the River by John Galsworthy

George Gissing In future, I’m going to tell everybody; there shall be no more hiding and sneaking. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

My clothes were near me on a chair; I neither remembered having undressed myself nor going to bed. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arnold Bennett Though going to bed at three o’clock, he had continued to rise at his usual hour. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins Do you know what I am going to do?” “No, Lady Janet.” “I am going to summon the household. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

D. H. Lawrence How was she going to get on with such jolty, jerky, bossy people? And Miss Harby had not spoken a word to the man at the table. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He was wont to be angry with himself in that he employed a fashionable tailor, declaring that he incurred unnecessary expense merely to save himself the trouble of going elsewhere. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Jack London Scott turned upon Beauty Smith. “Did you hear, Mr. Beast? I’m going to take your dog from you, and I’m going to give you a hundred and fifty for him. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

George Gissing Big vans, painted vermilion and indigo, going about town and suburbs distributing handbills and so on. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Jane Austen She observed in a low voice, to her mother, that they were probably going down to Mr. Pratt’s, near Plymouth. Thomas’s intelligence seemed over. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Mark Twain They got a posse together, and went off to guard the river bank, and as soon as it is light the sheriff and a gang are going to beat up the woods. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Rudyard Kipling I was just going back to Hilarity when his steward said he’d like to see me. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Charles Dickens To this Brigand, the brave Courier, when we were at a reasonable trot, happened to suggest the practicability of going faster. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

What happened three thousand years ago in Palestine might, for all he minded, have been going on next door. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Lillian had been informed of what was going on, and all plans had been made for the future. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Virginia Woolf Charles must write to Uncle John if he’s going there. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

It’s when two people only, the blackmailer and the blackmailed, are aware what’s going on that it is so dreadful. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Did I put my string gloves in the locker?” “Yes.” “What are you going to do all the morning? Look at Mrs. Godwin’s jam exhibit?” “I’m going to walk the course. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope Besides, am not I going to take all the property which ought to be hers?’ ‘That’s just it. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

R. D. Blackmore I may be going for a little walk. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Radclyffe Hall He had spent his days going from doctor to doctor: ‘What am I?’ They had told him, pocketing their fees; not a few had unctuously set out to cure him. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

E. Phillips Oppenheim That’s where I’m going if you want to know. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Edith Wharton It surprised him that life should be going on in the old way when his own reactions to it had so completely changed. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]