Phrases with "gone"

Thomas Hardy Eleven times had Winterborne gone to that corner of the ride, and looked up its long straight slope through the wet grays of winter dawn. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Theodore Dreiser What’s the trouble, Jennie? Nothing gone wrong out at your house, has there?” It was a fortuitous question. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Handel Richardson Nor had things ever needed to be up to time — time, whose bondslave she now was — but had gone as they listed, in a haphazard, chancy kind of way. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle I would have gone straight up and told him so, only I thought it was but fair to you to take your opinion first. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Anthony Trollope Sir Simon, after expressions of deep sorrow had, of course, gone on after his hounds. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

And the mate continued: “If it hadn’t been for the old lady, I would have gone to the devil. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Fabrizio had not gone a league when a dazzling band of white indicated to the east the peaks of the Resegon di Lee, a mountain famous throughout the district. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

The fact is, she and my mother have gone down to Rose Cottage and intend to stop there until the funeral is over and the will is read. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

But the whim driver had gone off with his check when the rain gave him a holiday, and he had never returned. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

People went in and tendered; and once it was taken from their hands their money was more irretrievably gone from them than if they had thrown it into the sea. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Thomas Wolfe The big table in the centre of the room was white enough to have served in a surgeon’s office, and the shelves, drawers, cupboards, and bins looked as if they had just been gone over with sandpaper. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

She and her mother had gone down in July, and this was July, and there was she and there was her mother. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

D. H. Lawrence The lips are opening — he is telling us something — now the form is slipping away — it’s gone — come, we must go too. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Walter Scott Sir Everard is gone down to Waverley-Honour, freed from all uneasiness, unless upon your own account. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

But she had gone on to reveal the fact that Ladlaw was ill; she did not know how, exactly, but something, she thought, about his heart. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Kate Chopin A book had gone the rounds of the pension. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Thomas Hughes Tom’s wart was gone in a fortnight, but not so Benjy’s rheumatism, which laid him by the heels more and more. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hardy He never came back, and Farmer Jollice found himself in soldier’s clothes, the money in his pockets gone, and, when he got to the stable, his horse gone too. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope His time had gone by, and the people of Barchester did not care a straw for his appeal. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth The post was gone out — gone a quarter of an hour. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

The suspense was gone out of her dimmed eyes, the tension of her face was relaxed. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

He had lost sight of Chasehope early in the evening, and had gone to Mirehope on a false scent. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell I might ha’ gone and seen him last night, they tell me now, and then I missed it. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope But Edith still held out, and had gone so far as to tell the Captain that he could not be allowed to come to the Castle unless he would desist. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

It was late; the priest, who had gone to bed, cried out to them to come in. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

William Morris But we might not keep them with us; they are gone into their own country. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

But now comes a question which I yet ask myself “many a time and oft,” and which, throughout all the years that have gone by since that night, I have never yet been able to answer. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

George Gissing We’ve gone over all that—’ ‘Oh, I don’t mean that for a moment. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Edith Wharton He had the sense that she had gone indeed, and had taken her soul with her; and the discovery made a queer unexpected void in him. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Everything’s gone cross and contrary. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Only half a year has gone by, and you have another face on you entirely. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

I must get out of the house without a minute’s delay, and if the door was shut and the old man gone to bed I was done. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Papa is innocent, but he may have gone away to shield the true assassin. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton He informed the Company that they, the English, had always gone in hidden terror and loathing of the Pig, as a sacred symbol of evil. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

I suppose you must have gone with her. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Better go an’ get your victuals now — it’s gone twelve — while they’re hot. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

A week had gone by since she had first approached him. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

It would be gone before I could return to it, and where I should find any more to the west it was impossible to say; it might be 100, it might be 200, it might even be 300 miles. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

I would have gone without a word; but Raffles stood between me and the door. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Anthony Trollope The Captain would have gone away at once had he been able to escape suddenly. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry James They were in a high degree votaries of the latch-key, so that their household had gone to bed; and as they were unaccompanied by a footman the coachman waited in peace. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

H. G. Wells I must have been very tired there, but whatever impression was made has gone out of my memory. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

It shall be the better for you when I am dead and gone if you make her a happy woman. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Guy de Maupassant Her husband had gone to Paris for a week, so she was quite free for the time being. What Was Really the Matter with Andrew (Le Mal d'André) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

So of the remedies which have gone out of fashion and been superseded by others. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

William Morris Her laughter is gone and her life; there is no such thing on the earth, No share for me then in the stir, no share in the hurry and mirth. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

Henry James She had gone there two or three times while Biddy was working, gone to pick up any clue to the mystery that might peep out. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The great subject of conversation in the neighborhood was as to whether Lantier had really gone back to his old footing with Gervaise. On this point opinions were divided. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Louisa May Alcott You haven’t gone and accepted him, child?” cried Aunt March, looking scandalized. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

How has she gone on?’ ‘Very well indeed, sir,’ returned Maria, dreading to inform the father that she had gone off. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

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

Edgar Rice Burroughs Mountains, rivers, and seas may have to be gone around, but never once does his sense of direction fail him — the homing instinct is supreme. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Arthur Machen My Strand is gone for ever; some of it is a wild rock-garden of purple flowers, some of it is imposing new buildings; but one way or another, the spirit is wholly departed. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then she was gone — out of his shop — out of his life. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Somehow I feel like it was only me that had gone bust, and you and she soared clear of it. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry Handel Richardson Not a creature was to be seen: had a rift opened in the ice, and had they two gone through it, the mystery of their disappearance would never have been solved. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The days have slain the days, and the seasons have gone by And brought me the summer again; and here on the grass I lie As erst I lay and was glad, ere I meddled with right and wrong. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

E. F. Benson Probably she has found out that Mrs Lucas is staying at the Trader’s Arms, and has gone to leave cards. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

George Gissing On that account she had gone to work, when in reality there was no need for her to do so. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

No one knew where he’d gone and we were half thinking he’d jumped the country. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Algernon Blackwood It seemed to the doctor just as though something that had entered the room while he slept, alarming the dog, yet bringing happiness to the cat, had now gone out again, leaving all as it was before. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope No; as far as the groom knew, Mr. Chamberlaine had not gone out; but was in the house then. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Algernon Blackwood It was that same familiar humminggone mad! A swarm of great invisible bees might have been about me in the air. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Have donation parties, then, gone out of date?” “I understand your sneer well enough,” retorted Theron, “but that can pass. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Bram Stoker The people of the house are careful to lock the door every night, so I feared that Lucy must have gone out as she was. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

G. K. Chesterton Either the great Phocus had suddenly gone mad, or there was really something in it. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

He hated that delay, and his checked impatience to be gone out of the room made him feel quite ill as, with the consciousness of her presence behind his back, he fumbled at the lock. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Louisa May Alcott The garcon was in despair that the whole family had gone to take a promenade on the lake, but no, the blonde mademoiselle might be in the chateau garden. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson The man had gone to sleep, he was dreaming a dream, and any rough wakening must infallibly prove mortal. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton It was a pity, he thought, he hadn’t gone in for painting instead of writing — painting, or perhaps sculpture. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anthony Trollope But what does it all mean? The time is gone by when men, or women either, were too qualmish and too queasy to admit the truth even to themselves. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Adam Lindsay Gordon A short, sidelong stagger, a long, forward lurch, A slight, choking sob, and the mare had gone down. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

When it came, there was an inquiry for Sir Guy. ‘He is gone home,’ said Mr. Ross. ‘I met him in the passage, and wished him good night. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Anthony Trollope If they did so the bloom would be gone from their romance. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Her soul had gone dead in her. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Which is all I have to say,” announced Miss Pinnegar. “But he’s gone and done it,” said Alvina. “Then let him go through with it. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft Willett meanwhile had gone up to the dismantled laboratory and brought down a few odds and ends not included in the moving of the July before. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle Giant as he was, the man must have gone down like a pole-axed ox before that terrific blow. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Thus long ages after I am gone the splendor of the Great Carbuncle will blaze around my name. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Anne Bronte How distinctly I remember our conversation that evening before our departure for town, when we were sitting together over the fire, my uncle having gone to bed with a slight attack of the gout. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Theodore Dreiser He was of that peculiar stubbornness and determination that had the children failed to carry out his plan of procedure he would have gone deliberately by and refused to help them at all. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

And Hugo is gone to his lonely bed, To covet there another’s bride; But she must lay her conscious head A husband’s trusting heart beside. Parisina by Byron [1816]

James Joyce Gabriel had not gone to the door with the others. Dubliners by James Joyce

If he came here in search of plunder, he must have gone away a disgusted man. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

William Makepeace Thackeray Knighthood is gone — amen; it expired with dignity, its face to the foe: and old Mahometanism is lingering about just ready to drop. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

In the meantime, for a long while after his visitor had gone Isaac Bannerstein was sitting at his desk looking very thoughtful. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When she has gone I will come in and see you. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Charles Dickens There it was, perfected of, on Christmas Eve, gone nigh a year, at ten o’clock at night. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Thomas Hardy By the time the others reached the house Sally had already gone upstairs with the tired children. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

I knew enough of his peculiarities to be aware that the fact of his having gone was no guarantee that he would not immediately return. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Anthony Trollope But by degrees things mended; the patches were drained, and cottages began to rise upon the butts, and the wardens, with fairness enough, repaid themselves for the evil days gone by. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy And that’s gone on for hundreds of years. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling I heard he saved a good deal before he died, but his nephew has got all that now; and the old man’s gone back to China to be buried. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

G. K. Chesterton If I had gone by that photograph I should have gone about looking for a long soldierly but listless man, with a profile rather like the Duke of Connaught’s. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

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]

Little Lily was there no more — and the Elms were changed — the light and the grace were gone — and they were only dark old trees now. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling When we returned to the tomb in the deep, dead stillness that followed the storm, the dawn was just breaking and nobody had gone away. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

It appeared that her brother, who had gone to Plymouth after depositing the child with her, had been run over in the street by a heavy coal-waggon, and severely injured. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope I could have gone to you, only for the old vulture, who would not have let us had a word in peace. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Wolfe Sometime ven I come home at night and everysing has gone badly and zere haf been so many of zese dret-ful people, he vill come and look at me. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry James They had only one idea: that he had come into a thousand pounds and had gone to spend them in France with a regular high one. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Rudyard Kipling Naboth is gone now, and his hut is ploughed into its native mud with sweetmeats instead of salt for a sign that the place is accursed. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Lord Maristow and his daughters were gone out to dinner. Lodore by Mary Shelley

When they had gone a little way Dougal halted them. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

George Gissing Tonight he spoke of it, as he sat with Morton after everyone else had gone to bed. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

It was for this reason that directly the Malay chiefs had gone he asked Jewel to get him something to eat, as he was going out of the fort to take command in the town. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Andrew Lang After they were gone the king remained deep in thought. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope My belief is when ’e’s gone I’m so circumstanced I shall get the whole. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edith Wharton Terry’s temprature has gone up and Ime worried about everything. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Still, that Mr. and Mrs. Hellingsby have been staying here for a week, you remember them, and they’re only just gone this morning. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Somewhat abruptly Owston had bidden his guest good-night, and had gone off to his room at the rear of the building. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jack London The imprisonment of Wolf Larsen had happened most opportunely, for what must have been the Indian summer of this high latitude was gone and drizzling stormy weather had set in. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

When they were gone Watson threw the shilling into the Tarn. He was trembling with anger. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

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

James Anthony Froude The bloom is gone from the flower. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Anthony Trollope He might be right enough in that, but when he swore that they had gone over four miles of ground, he was certainly wrong. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope Both Mrs Mackenzie and Miss Mackenzie had more than once gone down to the place to inspect the ground and make themselves familiar with the position they were to take. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

One only thing in the whole bother seemed clear; and that was, that the notes and case had gone for good. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

Thomas Wolfe And he felt, too, more personally, now with Aunt Maw gone and no one left in all his family who was close to him, that one whole cycle of time had closed for him. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thomas Hardy But the reasoning is somewhat musty; lovers and husbands have gone over the ground before today. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Heaven-born, never has been such a sweat! He is weaker now than a child; but the fever has gone out of him, by the grace of God. There remains only my nose and the eye of the constabeel. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anthony Trollope No doubt the last eighteen months of her life had been made wretched by those horrid diamonds; but they were gone, and she had fair reason to hope that the very knowledge of them was gone also. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And where would the other fire have gone which somebody lit, and which nobody put out, if he hadn’t been there to stop it? The less you say against Heathcote the better. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Jack London And what I want to know is, who told him we were up the Stewart? We could have gone to a thousand other places. Lost Face by Jack London

Ultimately, he said, they had gone away. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Henry James HE has no bitterness, Catherine, I can assure you; and he might be excused for it, for things have not gone well with him. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Wilkie Collins I feel as if I had parted from my former self — as if the hopes once so dear to me had all gone back to some past time from which I am now far removed. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

About a fortnight had gone on since the above night, during which period Ketira’s rheumatism took so obstinate a turn that she had the felicity of keeping her bed. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Rudyard Kipling Understand that! CAPT. M. (Aside) Nerves gone to fiddle-strings. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing But he walked too hurriedly, and was gone ere she durst utter a word. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Wilkie Collins The great consolation for the loss of the dead who are gone is to be found in the great necessity of thinking of the living who remain. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Had he not done so, had he gone away and left his wife lying dead, it would have been obvious that he, and he alone, was her assassin. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Wilkie Collins Let me drop out of your life — except as an occasional remembrance, when you sometimes think of the days that have gone forever. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anthony Trollope Then I shall find out whether he really has our interest at heart, or whether he looks on you as a stranger because you’ve gone away from him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jonathan Swif The snow is gone every bit, except the remainder of some great balls made by the boys. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Thomas Hardy It was Sunday morning; the milking was done; the outdoor milkers had gone home. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson In her anxiety to outstrip Evie and be the first to tell the Poppits, she had not waited to hear that they had both come back and knew only of the challenge and that they had gone to the station. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

H. Rider Haggard It is unfortunate, though, that nearly all my men have gone down to the coast with ivory and goods. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

So later when I came from my room I was told that my husband had gone out. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Henry James She had not gone many yards over the grass before she paused quickly; she perceived a gentleman stretched upon the level verdure, beneath a tree. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Anne Bronte When she was gone the rest was all a blank or worse. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

James Hogg He told me my brother was gone to a notorious and scandalous habitation of women, and that, if I left him to himself for ever so short a space longer, it might embitter his state through ages to come. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Jonathan Swif I am come home; and it is late, and my puppy let out my fire, and I am gone to bed and writing there, and it is past twelve a good while. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

But you, dear Ethel, if so I may call you, — you looked anxious as you entered: you wish to speak to my mother; — she is gone to Kennington, and will not return to-night. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George MacDonald But how was he to set about it? If he could only see North Wind! But the moment he had got to her back, she was gone altogether from his sight. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Leo Tolstoy She has gone out; she’s gone to the shop round the corner. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

Henry Handel Richardson In the ecstasy of happiness — or to the prisoner condemned to mount the scaffold — a breath, a flash of light, gone even as it came. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence His master had gone swiftly into the room and closed the door. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

A well-known example is at the ending of David Copperfield, in which everyone who reads it feels that something has gone wrong. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

A few moments more, and I should overtake her, speak to her, hear the music of her voice—that music which I remembered so well, though a year had gone by since I last heard it. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

Indeed Captain Bann, who was now far gone in liquor, proposed that the two of them should strip there and then and try a fall. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

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]

These, led by the devils his sons, with Philpritz cursed of the gods, be gone before to hold all the ways be-east of you. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Rudyard Kipling The heavy jowl, the staring eye, and the blue-black moustache of the god made up a far-off resemblance to Mulvaney. ‘The blaze was gone in a wink, but the whole schame came to me thin. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

He must have gone straight into his berth. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle The days had gone by when a nobleman’s hall was but a barn-like, rush-strewn enclosure, the common lounge and eating-room of every inmate of the castle. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

D. H. Lawrence She remembered to have been petted and flattered by all the men when she had gone to the dockyard, for she was a delicate, rather proud child. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Papa never takes any notice, I’m sure, what I have on; and he needn’t find out anything about what’s gone out of the shop, until they ‘take stock,’ or whatever it is he calls it. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Elizabeth Gaskell He has left off loving me, and has gone away. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Thomas Hardy She had run up in her bedgown to his door to call him as usual; then had gone back to dress and call the others; and in ten minutes was walking to the head of the stairs with the candle in her hand. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells He would have gone up to the door and rapped, but suddenly a big black dog appeared at the side and regarded him. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Virginia Woolf As it is, we can only feel that these counsels are addressed to ladies in hoops and gentlemen in wigs — a vanished audience which has learnt its lesson and gone its way and the preacher with it. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle But I see that the enemy’s preparations have gone so far that we cannot risk the presence of a light. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope Instead of dining out in Fitzroy Square and drinking tea in Tavistock Place, you have gone to balls in Grosvenor Square and been presented at Court.” “It wasn’t my fault. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry James You don’t know why? Because I criticised you, and yet I’ve gone further than you. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing Ah! but if it had come a long time ago, in the happy days! Then she, too, would have gone to Greece, wouldn’t she? Everything in life comes too soon or too late. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

If the Whigs got a majority and introduced an Emancipation Bill, he would have satisfied his constituents by formally opposing the measure and would not have gone beyond this. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Willa Cather My forbearance is overstrained, it’s gone flat. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Wilkie Collins But who else was to do it? The girl had gone to bed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

As soon as Oliver had left her, she had gone up, full of measureless lassitude, to bed. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

M. R. James What I have to tell you is wholly foreign to what has gone before. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

But the anguish of suspense soon drew him back again; and now his speech was changed, and he said — ‘Yes, she’s gone — she’s gone — oh, she’s gone — she’s certainly gone. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He’s gotten him far from the Upland Town, And he’s gone by Dale and he’s gone by Down. He’s come to the wild-wood dark and drear, Where never the bird’s song doth he hear. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

E. Nesbi They’ve gone to get someone to carry you out. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

She has decamped through the snow and gone back to her mother’s. The Angels’ Music by Ellen Wood [1876]

Edith Wharton Yet she knew he had not gone on deceiving her. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

He had bolted with twenty-seven pounds, gone to Aberdeen, of all places, and spent the money on tarts. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Henry James His retirement would be into single life, and Fleda reflected that he had now gone away conscious of having practically told her so. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

H. G. Wells Then — had he gone to Uxbridge? No. He recalled the road to Slough and then came a blank in his mind. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jules Verne The swollen and tumultuous waters had not gone down the least. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

All might have gone well even yet, only that, by ins and outs and crookedness of laws, I was shorn like a sheep that is clipped to the quick. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

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

Then, returning to her own room, she removed every trace of her having gone out, and also of having written the letter. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

D. H. Lawrence Why? Has he come up an’ gone past, to Old Brinsley? He hasn’t, mother, ‘cos I never saw him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Had my child proved to be a girl, the Grange would have gone from us. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Sinclair Lewis When he was with Lorinda, gone was all the pleasant toying and sympathetic talk with which they had relieved boredom. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Machen The old tavern, and its leaning sheds and ragged outbuildings, its red roof and its green ivy; all are gone long ago. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Sinclair Lewis He thought of the Whitefall River, in Canada, where he had once gone fishing. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

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

E. F. Benson Then, it is possible, I may have gone to sleep, and what follows may have been a dream. Caterpillars by E. F. Benson

Sinclair Lewis He could hear a sound of smashing, and his fright was gone in protective fury. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Some of the features that are gone our exile would regard as good riddances, but one almost-vanished feature he would, if he were any sort of fellow, regret. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Lucy Maud Montgomery All at once, as it seemed, and to her secret dismay, she found that the old resentment she had cherished against him was gone — gone just when she most needed its sustaining power. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H.P. Lovecraft These possible lines of foot-square impressions appeared to lead in two directions, as if something had gone somewhere and returned. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman The minister had gone to make a call. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Rudyard Kipling They’ve never written none, an’ so They must ’ave gone with all the rest — With all the rest which I ’ave seen An’ found an’ known an’ met along. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson But there was another point of similarity between the two journeys, for which the Arethusa was to pay dear: both were gone upon in days of incomplete security. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Soon the time for its use had gone by. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

He had really gone out to get a provision of water. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope But if so, how wicked are most mothers in this Christian land! The morning had gone very comfortably with them during Dorothea’s absence. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope