Phrases with "gone"

He explained that he had been to call on her at the Dower House, and the servant said she had gone up to the gardens, and finding the gate unlocked he had ventured to follow her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But Ruby Gillis knows a great deal about such matters because she has so many big sisters, and Mrs. Lynde says the Gillis girls have gone off like hot cakes. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Henry James It was Adelaide who told me she had gone off alone at less than a week’s notice. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Guy de Maupassan When she had gone once up and down “her” avenue, she could not move another step and asked to sit down on “her” seat. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Enow of them spake: “Ill hath it gone with us. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Theodore Dreiser As I have already told Mr. Stackpole and Mr. Hull, I personally have gone as far as I can in this matter. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Leon Trotsky Our friends have gone there too. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Gertrude Stein The boy had gone off to visit a waterfall and I had gone off to see a hospital and Gertrude Stein stayed with the car. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Edith Wharton THAT evening, when Justine took her place at the bedside, and the other two nurses had gone down to supper, Bessy turned her head slightly, resting her eyes on her friend. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Charles Dickens Since I have known who this person is, I have not gone either; but that is for another reason. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

H. G. Wells Quietly, unobtrusively, this has gone on. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Guy de Maupassan The father had gone to the commissary of police to see if he could obtain some news. A Wedding Gift by Guy de Maupassan

John Galsworthy The mechanician’s white face came round: “Poor lidy, she’s gone off!” “Ah!” boomed the whisky-taster, “and no wonder, with this ‘eat. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

He has not attempted to treat it with any great profundity or elaboration; he has simply gone ‘about it and about. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells They’ve gone in Russia, Germany, Italy. They totter in America and France. This country has got to move with the times. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Henry Kingsley He had been drinking hard for some days, and, now the excitement of action had gone off, was fearfully nervous. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Men who had gone listless and even hostile were overborne and carried away by the universal enthusiasm. Signa by Ouida

Still, for all that, as a matter of routine the house and all her possessions were gone through thoroughly. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

His mother had gone upstairs to supervise packing operations, and he was alone on the ground-floor with his hostess — and the servants. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

An’ wid that he makes a dart to get in; bud, begorra, it was too late — the pigs was all gone home, and the pig-sty was as full as the Burr coach wid six inside. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Hope Hodgson And when that we did be gone all-ways, and no cave proper to our sight, we found a great tree, that did be set off alone, and had a plenty of branches; but none that did be near to the bottom-part. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Maria Edgeworth Sure here’s the lase, and that’s good comfort; and the soldiers will be gone out of Clonbrony to-morrow, and then that’s off your mind. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope For Servius, who is timid and lachrymose, everything has gone astray. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Ivan Turgenev Ever since his arrival, all in the house had felt that the time had flown by with unusual rapidity; everything had gone off beautifully. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

R. D. Blackmore He must have gone altogether out of his sane mind. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

D. H. Lawrence Her mother had married a German merchant and gone away. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

If she had gone and got into quod I’d ’ave gone to ’im, and said, ‘Look at yer darter! ‘Ow I’ve ruined her as you did mine. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Thomas Hardy Lady Grebe informed him that Barbara had not returned to the ball-room: she had gone to bed in sheer necessity. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

What is the matter with the man? Has he gone mad?” The question, which was asked with a sudden and striking change of tone, was induced by the singularity of Mr. Ballingall’s demeanour. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

John Galsworthy You saw that play about Browning? There you had it; but that was all gone before I went to Sandhurst. We thought as we liked, and we acted as we thought, but we still didn’t talk. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang The hours since she had left had gone very slowly — as they always do to people that are waiting — and many of them had quite given up hope. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Machen And so strange things sometimes happened in the nursery, and now and then the children looked queerly at one another after a red-faced woman had gone out, panting. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Elizabeth Gaskell But the delicious mountain-air blew away melancholy; and I had not gone many paces before I saw the shandry, jogging along on its approach to the station. Two Fragments of Ghost Stories by Elizabeth Gaskell

But how goes cousin Harlokin on? I find Gauingrunt is gone over. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Henry James He had even gone so far as to wish he had never laid eyes on Lady Barb, but had fallen in love instead with some one or other of the rarer home-products. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

When everyone had gone off to bed Sir Eric tip-toed into his room. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Thomas Hardy When the young man had gone Melbury took his daughter indoors to the room he used as his office. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton It is the only dimension of the Universe in which I have not wandered and gone astray. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

She’s gone — and I’ve been trying to get you for nearly two hours. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

It would be delightful, he thought, to know again the thrill which had gone through him when he had heard of his appointment to the office he held. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

It seemed as if her whole existence had gone awry; as if an irremediable antagonism had grown up between the Queen and the nation. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

The three girls before her were fetched away, one by one, but, as none of them were gone for very long, Dora was hopeful they were not suitable. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Thomas Hardy Half an hour after they had gone the undermined angle came down. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

If these translations were Spenser’s, he must have gone to Cambridge with a faculty of verse, which for his time may be compared to that with which winners of prize poems go to the universities now. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

You see, we’re all desperately sorry for him, his fun gone and his career over and all that. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle During our conversation we had not gone to the end of the path, and the Alpine-stock marked the place where we had stood. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

You got so used to the roar of it that if it died away for a moment you thought you’d gone deaf. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Margaret Oliphant Most of them had gone into their houses, to take a shawl from a cupboard, a book from the “drawers-head. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

The fever had gone down, but she was so weak and reduced that the doctor had not allowed her to be questioned. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

I’m an old fool, aren’t I, and you’re a clever man and a lawyer, but you’ve gone to live in houses and forgotten the great ones who live in the gipsy tents. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

No one at home but the maid, and the maid’s gone to church! I wrote her a letter the day before yesterday, and I must read it again before she comes back. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing I’ve heard her, and it gives me a notion of what she’s gone through all these years. Christopherson by George Gissing

He is gone and doubly gone,’ said the young delikhan; ‘we shall never see him again. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Jules Verne The heat developed by the troughs was such that cold water, drawn up from the sea after only having gone through the machines, came boiling into the body of the pump. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

T. E. Lawrence From Akaba the two sergeants took hurried ship to Egypt. Cairo had remembered them and gone peevish because of their non-return. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling Then it came back to him that she’d stopped talkin’ “in dungeon” rather suddenly, and he hadn’t gone back to see! I spent most of the afternoon sitting with him. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

John Galsworthy And now he’ll never tell me I’ve gone wrong again. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell But Charlotte could not have slept if she had gone — could not have rested on her desolate couch. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

A. E. W. Mason When he did speak, all the enthusiasm had gone from his voice. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

George Gissing At this moment I should be spending my money in idleness, and, in the end, should have gone back to what I did before. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Ford Madox Ford Is Lordship ad fair done it to im, Gunning, isself when e lef is missis then eight and a arf munce gone to live with old Mother Cressy! The child was bore dead. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Elizabeth Gaskell The fire had gone out; and Margaret applied herself to light it, for the evenings had begun to be chilly; and yet it was desirable to make all noises as distant as possible from Mrs. Hale’s room. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Gissing After all, he was in London, in the midst of all the rush and roar with which he was so familiar, which had gone on around him ever since he could recollect. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arnold Bennett Why be ashamed when things go wrong? You wouldn’t have been ashamed if things had gone right. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Henry James I might have blown my brains out — I might have gone mad. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

Anthony Trollope If he could have gone from Buston direct to Cheltenham it would have been comparatively easy. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

The valet had evidently told her that his master had not gone down to Fontainebleau alone. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Ivan Turgenev On waking up he would at once have gone home; but they kept him and gave him some tea. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

G. K. Chesterton All the rational philosophers have gone along different roads, so it is impossible to say which has gone farthest. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

So therefore Homer is never in his poetry found calling the soul body, but to what is deprived of soul he always gives the name, as we have mentioned in what has gone before. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

She felt more tenderly towards him than she would have done if everything had gone well, because in her feminine way she grasped that he was unhappy and that life was difficult for him. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

All the light-hearted ease had gone out of it; the sunny temperament seemed exchanged for one of thought and gloom. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Anthony Trollope Had the wife of his bosom been a good helpmate to him, he might have gone through the world, if not respectably, at any rate without open disgrace. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley It was a loud and dashing ballad, which chimed in but little with her thoughts; and Frank had praised it too, in happier days long since gone by. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Walter Scott When it is necessary to announce your absence, I will say you are gone to see your parents. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Arnold Bennett And he puffed out of the room and was gone in a second. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Pell’s patience gave signs of wearing out: Mr. Brandon could have gone quietly on till bed-time. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

I have heard of the awful occurrence at the Manor and have gone away. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Robert Louis Stevenson Any ship, to be sure, with a hundredth part as many holes in it as our barrack, must long ago have gone to her last port. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Besant He hath never, except to Cambridge, gone beyond his own county. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Lady Maulevrier had given her granddaughter some old-fashioned ornaments, topaz, amethysts, turquoise — jewels that had belonged to dead and gone Talmashes and Angersthorpes — to be reset. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Knowing Herbert, she thought that Chris had probably gone without saying good-bye. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Charles Dickens Not even known to be gone until receipt of message, importing that her return was not to be expected for the present. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

The old un’s gone down, and locked the cross-door, and left me to watch. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope You ought not to have been in the house at all, and certainly should have gone under disguise. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

But a young man — any man — could have gone to break stones on the roads or something of that kind — or enlisted — or — ” It was very true. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope But in August last all that had gone by, and we in England had realized the probability of actual secession. North America by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Carlyle He seems to feel the most unaffected surprise that it has all gone so; that he is flung out on the rock here, and the World is still moving on its axis. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Jules Verne Fogg returned was exactly the Fogg who had gone away; there was the same calm, the same impassibility. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Major Fawley, the Italian mercenary, the trusted agent of Berati. I, Elida di Rezco di Vasena, who have gone over at the peril of my life to the new order. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Ignorant that Micheline had met Jeanne on her way to her mother, and had gone to Cayrol, Serge thought he was abandoned by his only powerful ally. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

It was a motor bicycle this time, and the man did exactly the same as before, jumping on to the packing case and crouching there until the bicycle had gone by. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Just a year had gone by since the wedding, and tomorrow would be the anniversary of the wedding-day. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

H. G. Wells Why had Ethel gone back into the bedroom? Was it possible —? Presently she returned, but she sat down so that he could not see her face. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

George Gissing Then she hurried to Newport Street. Mrs. Ladds told her that Totty had not come in yet, and that Thyrza had been and was gone away again. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

D. H. Lawrence Now she was gone abroad into the night, and he was with her still. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Athos had even gone so far as to question M. de Treville — a thing which, considering the habitual reticence of the worthy Musketeer, had very much astonished his captain. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle And yet I wanted to find one man of judgment to whom I could tell my terrible story, so that when I am gone all might be understood. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

As time had gone on, Nurse Bradfield had liked Dr. Berwick less and less. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She had justified to the fullest extent the old contention that beauty is not a permanent and unchanging thing, but an effect of chance, an evanescent quality, possessed one minute and gone the next. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Robert Louis Stevenson So many towered above, one over the other, and the missile, whatever it was, dropped in the stream and was gone before I had recovered my wits. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser After she was gone Alderson stepped out and declared that he was satisfied. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Maria Edgeworth Since you know nothing of my affairs, let me explain to you: that estate was so settled, that it would have gone to the child, even the daughter of my eldest son, if there had been a legitimate child. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence She had tingled in body as she had gone on up the road. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence No sooner had he gone than the lamp-flame stood up at its full length, and started to whistle. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

She is at home, I suppose?” “O dear no, sir; Mrs. Holbrook has left, without a word of notice, gone nobody knows where. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The woman Rawlins swore that the prisoner met her at the corner of Russell and Bourke Streets, and had gone with her to one of the back slums, there to see the writer of the letter. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

He had taken a run out to Vancouver with Mr Milburn’s partner, who had gone to settle a point or two in connection with the establishment of a branch there. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

George Gissing What I got for my furniture has gone as well, yet I certainly haven’t been extravagant; and for the last month or two I lived like a tramp. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

The following afternoon, the day being Sunday, Agatha had not gone out. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Charles Dickens I wished that Wemmick had not met me, or that I had not yielded to him and gone with him, so that, of all days in the year on this day, I might not have had Newgate in my breath and on my clothes. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

They had not gone far, however, when the old man stopped suddenly, saying, “Dear me! as I live, I have dropped it. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf Kruger’s sunk beneath the clouds — washed over as with a painter’s brush of liquid grey, to which he adds a tinge of black — even the tip of the truncheon gone now. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

You have even gone so far as to wish to execute summary vengeance upon me with a walking-stick. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anatole France For seven years he has lived in retirement from society; he has not gone out of the castle once. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Andrew Lang To this verse, in Cruikshank’s book, a note (not by Cruikshank) is added: ‘“Now sevin long years is gone and past, And fourteen days well known to me. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang She had not gone far before the heat of the sun and the weight of the box tired her so much that she sat down to rest in the shade of a little wood which lay on one side of a green meadow. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Eliot Perry is alarmed at last, and is gone out after her. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

My father is gone to the work-room; he’s making an organ there, and he won’t come back till a quarter to nine. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope And now the six months had nearly gone by, when, by appointment, she brought Norman with her. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She was all alone there, waiting, waiting, waiting, till the dreary days should have gone by. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

The parson’s mind has gone a little bit off its balance, ma’am; that’s my firm conviction. The Angels’ Music by Ellen Wood [1876]

GRANDFATHER and grandmother had again gone into the town. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy At every thought of this a pang had gone through him; but the conjuncture could not be helped. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling This is my Word which has gone from me. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Anthony Trollope She was to meet her cousin, Frank Greystock. The journey was long, and the horses had gone on over night. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

George MacDonald I would have gone away with my baby, but the princess was from home, and I thought I might wait until I was a little stronger. Lilith by George MacDonald

Marjorie Bowen You have been earning your own living since you were about eighteen, you have gone from one place to another, never remaining very long anywhere. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

That was so like Herbert! Had Sale remained a poor curate he might have gone to the workhouse and taken Margaret with him; being an archdeacon Herbert chose to make much of him. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

He felt that both these young people, whom he had known from childhood, and whom he loved well, had altered during the few weeks which had gone by since he had last seen them. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

William Hope Hodgson I glanced at the poop ladders, and remembered that nothing could have gone up there, without the Second Mate or the Time-keeper seeing it. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

F. Scott Fitzgerald Having gone through unprofessional agonies during her long relapse following Topsy’s birth, he had, perforce, hardened himself about her, making a cleavage between Nicole sick and Nicole well. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing It was kindness to interpose before things had gone so far. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith The good life gone lives on in the mind; the bad has but a life in the body, and that not lasting,—it extends, dispreads, it worms away, it perishes. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

F. Scott Fitzgerald If he had only gone the night before — left her for the last time with a decent pride. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

H. Rider Haggard The Settlement men had not failed in their task, and soon the flames would be discovered; he must be gone and swiftly. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

There can’t be any hell worse than that I’ve gone through. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Rudyard Kipling I have been gone many days, but I have no news from you that it is made even. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope It reached, if I remember right, a circulation of nearly 10,000 — perhaps on one or two occasions may have gone beyond that. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Then, when the last had gone and the door was closed, he turned to his companion. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Athos gone on a journey?—that is incomprehensible. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

A. E. W. Mason Certainly all the sparkle had gone out of our adventure. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Henry Adams We have not gone as fast as we hoped fifty years ago; we have not always taken the intended road; but definitely we have gained much ground. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Anthony Trollope But might not Mrs. Thompson also know as well what she was about? At any rate, everything had gone on very pleasantly since the acquaintance had been made. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

The sun streamed down on them, and the picture in its definition and variety of detail was like a Brueghel gone suddenly gay. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Gaskell She thinks as because she’s gone galraverging, I maun ha’ missed her and be ailing. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Stumbled against the root of a tree and fell, and that thing he was carrying must have gone off right under his chest, I expect. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It had not gone well — he had talked too much again. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

On June the 6th we arrived at the place where Mr. Moseley had just finished his well; but his men had deserted the spot and gone somewhere else, to put down another shaft to the north-eastwards. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

I shall be waiting here and very anxious to know that it’s gone off all right. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Rafael Sabatini Headed by Prince Lubomirski, and attracted by the news which had gone through Warsaw like a ripple over water, they made already a considerable crowd. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Handel Richardson As for going home, why, every one would suppose we’d gone crazy. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Machen His cigar had gone out long ago, and he had barely sipped the whisky and soda. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

I fancy she will tell her pals that the game is up and the lot will light out for America.” “They may have gone by this time,” suggested the inspector. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

She has in the course of her lessons gone through much of Corneille and Racine, in a very steady, sober spirit, such as I approve. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Charles Dickens She saw a tight, hard, wiry woman before her, as Mr. Lorry had seen in the same figure a woman with a strong hand, in the years gone by. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

William Hope Hodgson He had passed through the village without exchanging more than a surly nod with the inhabitants and gone on towards the House. Usually, it was evening before he made the return journey. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope Sing Sing, the cook, had been gone for the last half hour, leaving the leg of mutton at the fire. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

For the last twenty years he has walked fifteen miles daily before breakfast, and then gone without breakfast. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her words had gone beyond her conviction. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Maria Edgeworth Apropos— there’s my wager to Mordicai gone at a slap. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

The chap in the story finds out that his girl has gone off with another chap. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

He just missed Ramon both at his office and his flat in South Kensington. At both places, he was told, he had been gone only a few minutes. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Moreover, some of the gold cord is gone on each of the three volumes of this work, but I have put it in its proper place for the purpose of illustration. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Andrew Lang She then told Abdallah, her fellow-slave, to set on the pot to make some broth for her master, who had gone to bed. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Q. And during that time you heard no noise in the cab? A. No; I thought the deceased had gone to sleep. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Arthur Conan Doyle But the great days are gone and the great men are dead, and here am I, the last of them, drinking wine of Suresnes and telling old tales in a cafe. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

No; the young lady had gone away with her ma, and a gentleman who came with her ma. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Arthur Morrison The shade was gone from over the place of the eyes, and down the seared face and among the rags of blistered skin rolled streams of horrible great tears, forced from the raw lids by scorching smoke. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Ford Madox Ford If she had not come inside the week he would have gone to London himself to fetch her. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Margaret Oliphant He let her pass by him and go out at the door—and when he went into the gentleman’s room and found him there a-dying, she was gone clean off, and couldn’t be heard of. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins Why he should have gone there, I cannot say. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Hope Hodgson The moon had gone behind a cloud, so that I could see nothing; though a steady hum of jabbering, just beneath where I stood, indicated that there were several more of the brutes close at hand. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Thomas Hardy She is, as I understand, gone to join her lover. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton A cold rain had fallen all day, and for greater warmth and intimacy they had gone after dinner to the oak-room, shutting out the chilly vista of the farther drawing-rooms. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Borrow At last, after having gone round the horse three times, he stopped beside me, and keeping his eyes on the horse, bent his head towards his right shoulder. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Viola was not there; but the nurse! — was she gone also? He made the house resound with the name of Gionetta, but there was not even an echo to reply. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Jules Verne No doubt the doctor has gone to work to right her balance, but yesterday would have given him time enough for that, so that may be to-day — but I must act just as if I was never to see him again. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Certainly that Clump-clump ought to be concerned about Coupeau’s getting well, for if she hadn’t gone to Rue de la Nation to disturb him at his job, he would never had fallen. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

One day an Opossum who had gone to sleep hanging from the highest branch of a tree by the tail, awoke and saw a large Snake wound about the limb, between him and the trunk of the tree. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Mrs. Gaskell She was always expecting letters, and always drumming on the table till the post-woman had called or gone past. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Leon Trotsky For many years he had followed Rosa Luxemburg and with her had gone through not only the struggle against Polish patriotism, but that against Bolshevism as well. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith It was part of what I’d gone out to meet. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Rudyard Kipling So he went over to my house in his dog-cart with the retriever; and on the way I told him the story of Garm. “I was wondering where that brute had gone to. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

It isn’t worth while to discuss me at all as if I had a soul, is it? I’m just one more mongrel cur that’s gone mad, and must be put out of the way. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Thomas Hardy My small servant is gone on an errand to the village. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy She remained there in the dark till he was tired of waiting, and had gone up to his own chamber. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Arnold Bennett For years past Darius Clayhanger had not gone to chapel on Sunday evening. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope That battle had gone altogether against him, and now there was nothing left for him but to turn his face to the wall and die. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But if I thought the Duke would keep me till Tuesday morning we might manage Peltry on Monday. I meant to have got back to Surbiton’s on Sunday and have gone from there. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Had I not been very foolish I should have had myself called at five in the morning, and have gone away by the early boat, leaving my ten napoleons behind me. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope They two had gone forth determined to fight bravely together; to disregard the world and the world’s ways, looking only to God and to each other for their comfort. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

The fever had gone away, his head was right again, and he began to ask for something to eat — leastways to drink, first. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope He himself had gone to the place so often that certainly the enclosure would betray itself. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Washington Irving Slender. All his successors gone before him have done’t, and all his ancestors that come after him may; they may give the dozen white luces in their coat. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

And all was gone — gone like a mist, Corse, billows, tempest, wreck; Three children close to Gilbert prest And clung around his neck. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle Would you not wish a French girl to have acted as I have done? Had I translated the message correctly you would not have gone to Minsk and your squadron would have escaped. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Anthony Trollope If the government had resolved to yield, Virginia to the east would assuredly have gone, and I think there can be no doubt that Missouri, to the west, would have gone also. North America by Anthony Trollope

Of course, sirs, I could not say; except that he had had a big jorum of tea, and was gone out. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

When I returned about eleven o’clock I discovered Alie and her chaperone sitting in the verandah, waiting for a double rickshaw which one of the hotel boys had gone out to procure. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]