Phrases with "grew"

Walter Scott And even at that ladye’s bour There grew a flowering birk; And he sat down and sang thereon As she gaed to the kirk. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

George Meredith The Countess grew extremely fatigued, and had to dismiss Polly, in spite of her eager petitions to be allowed to search under the carpets and inside the bed. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

George Gissing For ten days the trouble of mind or body rather grew than diminished; the old dislike of society showed itself, and at length he seemed to be shrinking from his daily occupations. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

The thick darkness oppressed the soul; and at length even the glow of the distant volcanoes, which had been gradually diminishing, grew dimmer and fainter, and finally faded out altogether. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

He grew pale and tottered, as if about to fall. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle When a man’s years number one score, love springs up in him, as the gourd grew in the Scriptures, in a single night. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Perrault’s life at this time grew to be a very calm and placid waiting for the end. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

H.G. Wells Suddenly his face gleamed and his muscles grew tense; he ducked his head, clutched his gun with both hands, and stood still. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle Immediately beneath the cliff there grew a considerable patch of high bamboo, like that which we had traversed in our journey. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

He grew ugly, his jaw dropped open, his eyes were full of lust, cruelty was writ upon his countenance. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

H. G. Wells He spoke in fragments of Marvel, he smoked faster, his voice grew angry. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Marjorie Bowen In the basin grew white, sweet-smelling pinks, and on the edge of it Miss Boyle seated herself and clasped her hands in her lap. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

A song that grew and swelled, gathering to a multitudinous, deep-thundered harmony, until the overburdened ear failed before the appalling uproar of her ecstasy, and denounced her. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Mark Twain Yet notwithstanding all this, the boy grew more and more melancholy and pale and dejected. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

H. Rider Haggard Olfan visited them as usual, and told them that the excitement grew in the city. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang As he grew stronger, his thoughts dwelt more and more on the cause of all his sufferings, and his spirits grew worse as his health grew better. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne The minister’s own will, and Hester’s will, and the fate that grew between them, had wrought this transformation. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Theodore Dreiser Communication was quicker and freer, and daily grew better. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence The terrible tension grew stronger and stronger, it was most fearful agony, like being walled up. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence By the path grew tansy and little trees. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Between them the pallid light of his experience grew stronger by contrast. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Edith Wharton And he meant to take a train that very minute, and get down to the Atlantic shore before it grew dark. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Algernon Blackwood The yearning, for want of sympathy, and the hunger, for lack of sustenance, grew very strong and urgent in me. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

H.G. Wells When he forgot his company the music was strange and sweet; when the sense of his surroundings floated into his mind the music grew capricious and grotesque. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Forty pairs of dark eyes watched me closely, shining as the piles grew higher. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She grew sadly critical, and condemned almost everything that she was wont to admire. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Andrew Lang The children soon grew quite at their ease with him, and led their helpless guest a fearful life. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather Through their slats, he could see the forking branches of an old locust tree that grew by the gate. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

So, after a time, Tom Chuff began to grow weary of his new life; he grew lazy, and people began to say that he was catching hares, and pursuing his old contraband way of life, under the rose. The Vision of Tom Chuff by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Alfred Tennyson I grew discouraged, Sir; but since I knew No rock so hard but that a little wave May beat admission in a thousand years, I recommenced; “Decide not ere you pause. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Henry James This person, however, improved on acquaintance, and Ralph grew at last to have a certain grudging tolerance, even an undemonstrative respect, for him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

William Hope Hodgson Then, as it grew still duller, I was aware, all at once, that, instead of looking at the redness, I was staring through it, and through the wall beyond. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

George Gissing Who else knows? Jorrocks! there’s Polly. I’d forgotten Polly!” Gammon grew perplexed in mind and shadowed in countenance. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

G. K. Chesterton In other words, everything I have thought and done grew originally out of that problem which seemed to me a paradox. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H. Rider Haggard When first I saw where I was, I nearly fainted and fell, but after a while I grew more used to it. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

He grew thin and old, and both at home and at his office he was irascible to the point of offence. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

William Morris Day grew apace, and by then they were under the barn-gable which he had seen aloof he saw the other roofs of the grange and heard the bleating of sheep. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Bram Stoker He grew quite hysterical, and raising his open hands, beat his palms together in a perfect agony of grief. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Olaf Stapledon As he grew older, however, the two worlds seemed to interpenetrate more and more, until at last he found that there was a day view of everything and a night view also. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell She grew faint and sick with anxiety; it almost seemed as if she must go into the room and learn the truth. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

George Gissing In his endeavour to solve the mystery, Godwin grew half unconscious of the other people about him. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Jules Verne Gradually the breeze grew fainter, and then ceased en- V. IV Verne tirely. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith Envy of the lucky adventurer Mr. Woodseer, on her husband’s behalf, grew horridly conscious for being reproved. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

But even in Gartley the villagers grew weary of discussing a mystery which could never be solved, and so the case became rarely talked about. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Great changes were expected; annexation was talked of; the Arabs grew civil. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

And the longer the captain dwelt on it, the more and more likely it grew to look. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Anthony Hope It grew dusk and again James moved to light the lamp. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

H. G. Wells There is a sort of blood link between us, Willie. We grew together. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Andrew Lang And the man grew angry and seized him by the tail, and threw him far out in the stream close to the edge of an island; which was just what the fox wanted. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jonathan Swif I forgot to tell you that at the Court of Requests to-day I could not find a dinner I liked, and it grew late, and I dined with Mrs. Vanhomrigh, etc. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Do you go soon?” “On Monday,” I replied, and her dear eyes grew sombre and her lips quivered. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

But as he grew older he grew — not less unreasonable, exactly, but unreasonable in a different way. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Theodore Dreiser She and others of the street ran out to play in the snow of a winter’s night, or lingered after dusk before her own door when the days grew dark early. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Seeing the eyes of the queen mother fixed so earnestly on De Mouy, he grew uneasy; when he saw her give an order to the captain of the guard he comprehended everything. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

She dreaded some outburst, and even grew afraid of herself. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

There, protected by the great body Of the hill from the blasts of the east and north, two rowan trees and some hollies grew in the clefts of the rock above the watercourse. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Miles Franklin Among other such inexpressible thoughts I got lost, grew dizzy, and drew back appalled at the spirit which was maturing within me. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Edgar Allan Poe The general surface grew somewhat more smooth, and the whirlpools, one by one, disappeared, while prodigious streaks of foam became apparent where none had been seen before. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells The Group grew in stature and wisdom. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells I found myself that the cries were singularly irritating, and they grew in depth and intensity as the afternoon wore on. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

She had been in high spirits all the journey, but when I spoke of the Cotswolds her face grew grave. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle Think of it, you who live so quietly and peacefully now! Babies who were born in the war grew to be bearded men with babies of their own, and still the war continued. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Miles Franklin Old Crasterton and one Sir James Hobnob later had had their way and grew rich and honoured, while Pa became poor and obscure. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Her oval cheeks grew hollow, her complexion faded to a sickly sallow, her ebon hair whitened, and deep lines came in the wan face. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Despite themselves, and without their having any knowledge of it, their intimacy grew apace. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Gissing And after all’—she grew serious—‘I would rather trust Hugh’s judgment than general gossip. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Presently his men in the regiment grew bold to speak of their relatives — mostly in trouble — and to lay cases of tribal custom before him. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

He never attempted to combat this decision, but he grew sadder from day to day. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

These rooms might bring in grist to their owners’ mill; but it struck me that I should not like, when I grew old, to remember that I had owned one. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

The surface of England began to look pleasant: her fields grew green, her hills fresh, her gardens blooming; but at heart she was no better. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Sometimes clear and terribly penetrating, sometimes angelically mild, this gaze grew dull and colourless, so to speak, in his contemplative moments. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry Fielding She grew reserved to her sister as well as to me. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Andrew Lang Day by day it grew bigger and fatter, and at last one morning it said to Cola-Mattheo, the peasant, whom it always regarded as its father, ‘Dear papa, I am now of a suitable age and wish to marry. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Oliver Goldsmith However, we loved each other tenderly, and our fondness encreased as we grew old. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Arthur Conan Doyle On the Hatherley side of the pool the woods grew very thick, and there was a narrow belt of sodden grass twenty paces across between the edge of the trees land the reeds which lined the lake. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. G. Wells I grew used to discovering some item of personal news about him in my evening paper, or to the sight of a full-page portrait of him in a sixpenny magazine. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Jules Verne Every object around grew rapidly in size while they were looking at it. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

When I saw anybody look at me in the lounge, I grew shy, and wondered if they were thinking about the murder. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Andrew Lang He had regarded a sentence of Bacon’s as a veiled confession that Bacon wrote ‘Richard II.,’ ‘which, though it grew from me, went after about in others’ names. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

W. H. Hudson It was as if I had told him that I lived up in a tree that grew to the clouds, or under the sea, or some such impossible thing; it was nothing but a joke to him. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

George Gissing The singer was approaching; her voice grew a little louder, though still in the undertone of one who sings but half consciously. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Virginia Woolf While it was slightly disturbed on the surface by the passage of the Euphrosyne, beneath it was green and dim, and it grew dimmer and dimmer until the sand at the bottom was only a pale blur. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

James Joyce He began to rock it to and fro in his arms but its wailing cry grew keener. Dubliners by James Joyce

Andrew Lang The baby was a boy, and the King took him at once and brought him up as his own son until the lad grew up. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jack London The faint tingling grew stronger till it evolved into a stinging ache that was excruciating, but which the man hailed with satisfaction. Lost Face by Jack London

Anthony Trollope And Rome grew polished who till then was rude. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Then, while he sat in a tepid bath and Ko S’la sponged the dirt out of his grazes, he puzzled helplessly, and, as his head grew clearer, with a deeper and deeper dismay, over what had happened. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edith Wharton If he paid for each day’s comfort with the small change of his illusions, he grew daily to value the comfort more and set less store upon the coin. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Anthony Hope I could not make it out; I grew weary with the puzzle of it. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

H.P. Lovecraft In that bizarre room in New Orleans, from which the old black servant had instinctively fled, the odd voice of Swami Chandraputra grew hoarser still. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

Oscar Wilde Dorian Gray grew pale as he watched her. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

As nothing materialized he grew anxious; a consciousness of being fooled grew within him. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Sir Walter Scott But, when he grew too big to be whipped, he had no other means of rendering himself acceptable. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Henry Handel Richardson Worse still, he began to be invaded by doubts, to look critically at his beloved work; and gradually a feeling of aversion for it grew up in him that fell not far short of hatred. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang Next day it was worse, and day by day it grew bigger and bigger till it was nearly as large as his head and became very painful. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing He spoke, he was beginning to converse; the room grew real again; he was aware once more of Mrs. Hannaford’s presence, of a look she had fixed upon him. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Jack London Later, it grew easier, a matter of piecing portions together. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Jules Verne Less and less grew the distance from the shore, but no creek, no inlet, could be discerned in the towering wall of cliff, which seemed about to topple over and involve them in annihilation. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Algernon Blackwood As he stared into her eyes, the picture in his mind grew and lived, dressing itself vividly to his inner vision with a degree of reality he was compelled to acknowledge. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Radclyffe Hall As her brain grew calmer, it seemed to Stephen that her father had taught her all that she knew. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

George Gissing When Arthur grew to know these people with some degree of familiarity, they excited in him a feeling of unutterable disgust. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell She grew still enough to hear words which have come to many in their time of need, and awed them in the presence of the extremest suffering that the hushed world has ever heard of. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Edgar Allan Poe Berenice and I were cousins, and we grew up together in my paternal halls. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Edith Wharton For with the approach of midsummer the garden, being all enclosed with buildings, grew as stifling as my cell. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

The blue in the sky was softer, the air grew suddenly balmy. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

It grew more obvious, the maternal note. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Fabrizio grew impatient, then said to himself: “After all, whose fault is it? It is due to our vanity, which this man has very well observed from his seat on the box. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

H. Rider Haggard He grew mad with rage, and hugged him till Brighteyes was nearly pressed to death, and black bruises sprang upon the whiteness of his flesh. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Arnold Bennett He had lived for half a century, and thoughtlessly eaten bread as though loaves grew ready-made on trees. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

D. H. Lawrence The wash of her paddles grew duller. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He would live for nothing, and would also have almost unlimited power of being with Mr Wharton as old age grew on him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard No man could have for very long remained obdurate to such beauty and such patient devotion, and it is not wonderful that he grew in a way to love her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Kate Chopin She grew sullen and cried a little, threatening to go off and leave him to his fine ladies. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

He had shot himself at the Inlets, close by the melancholy osiers that grew over the brook. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Nothing grew there but a shrub or two with some white flowers; nothing but the number of the mounds, and their disquieting shape, indicated the presence of the dead. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Algernon Blackwood His own being grew immense, stretched, widened, deepened, till it seemed to include all space. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

G. K. Chesterton There grew upon Inglewood an almost creepy sense of the real childishness of this creature. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

H. Rider Haggard Asmund grew white and put his hand to his head, as though to think, then cried aloud: “Drink not, Unna! the draught is drugged!” and he struck at the vessel with his hand. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Kenneth Grahame Then as it grew it took a regular rhythm, and he knew it for nothing else but the pat-pat-pat of little feet still a very long way off. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Gustave Flauber The Balearians grew pale as they learned how their companions had perished. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Towards the latter end of our work our keepers grew more and more remiss in their care of us. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

And, as is not the case with all optimistic parents, her joy continued, for as the boys grew in physical stature so also they grew in kindliness of nature and obedience to their parents. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

From a pedigreed yellow pup I grew up to be an anonymous yellow cur looking like a cross between an Angora cat and a box of lemons. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

H. G. Wells Quite unconsciously I grew fond of her. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Andrew Lang He was thinking of tying his horse to a tree which grew near the gate when a negro came out and spied him. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I was abominably tired after my sleepless night and getting up so early, and a horrible anxiety grew and grew in me as the hours passed and Anna did not return. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

When we met again at lunch, I rallied him, and he grew restive. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Washington Irving In the mean time, the poor little Jacinta grew pale and thoughtful. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

His pink cheeks grew a shade pinker. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Mark Twain Anyone could have guessed that the shopkeepers paid him a percentage on the sales, but in our blessed innocence we didn’t until this feature of his conduct grew unbearably prominent. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Willa Cather Suddenly his face grew grave, grew fierce, indeed. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Andrew Lang The Count grew pale, but he replied roughly, ‘Very good. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton The more unpleasant the latter’s task became, the more unwilling he grew to see his efforts end in failure. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

George Meredith I read well, for I felt ground and had mounting views; the real world, and the mind and passions of the world, grew visible to me. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. G. Wells And as they advanced towards Barnet a tumultuous murmuring grew stronger. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

H. Rider Haggard But Ospakar Blacktooth grew not glad, though he drank much, for he saw that the eyes of Gudruda ever watched Eric’s face and that they smiled on each other. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle And as I watched the change my own spirit fluttered and struggled, trying hard to tear itself from the grip which held it—a grip which, from moment to moment, grew less secure. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Moss grew on its lid and nettles around it. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jack London As he grew stronger, he found himself compelled to play alone, for the sister no longer lifted her head nor moved about. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

George Meredith Georgiana laid down the letter folded under Merthyr’s fingers, keeping her hand on it till he grew alive to her meaning, that it should be put away. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Henry James Finally, however, through some indiscretion in the way of diet or exposure, it was checked, and the poor lady grew rapidly worse. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

Henry James Felix had a confident, gayly trenchant way of judging human actions which Mr. Wentworth grew little by little to envy; it seemed like criticism made easy. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

H. G. Wells The frontages of the buildings grew plain and harsh; he seemed to have come to a district of vacant warehouses. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Andrew Lang Luckily for himself the duckling could not fly, and he floundered along through the water till he could hide himself amidst some tall ferns which grew in a hollow. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

It seemed as if the power grew with the occasion, and as if they had some help which could not fail them. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Robert Louis Stevenson Yet as I ran, leaping from rock to rock, and turned the matter loosely in my mind, this theory grew ever the longer the less welcome to my reason. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang Days and months and years passed, and the Prince grew up into a beautiful youth, and at last the King himself forgot all about the incident that had happened so long ago. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Mr. Hethcote did not seem to feel it in the same way: on the contrary, he grew more familiar and confidential in his talk with me. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Abraham Merri Ever the speculation grew in his face as he made away with Chiu–Ming’s artful concoctions. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

His language coarsened, his tongue grew more unbridled, his aptitude for quarrels increased till he became a nuisance in the village and a public scandal. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Eva grew prettier and younger looking than ever, thanks to the quiet life in good air she was now leading. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

After this she grew calmer and fainter. Lodore by Mary Shelley

His doer, a little old snuffy attorney of the name of Macphail, grew sententious as the business drew to its close. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Edgar Allan Poe So in the end he grew worse, and at length died, a lesson to all riotous livers. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

He trembled at the spectacle; He grew sick at heart: His strength failed him, and his limbs were unable to support his weight. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

He had commenced his visit ceremoniously, but now he grew brusque, and took the command: and his tones were prompt and stern, and the women grew afraid of him. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Aramis grew somber, Porthos angry. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

William Morris Well, I grew bitter they said; ’Tis not unlike that I did, for bitter indeed was my bread, And surely the nursling plant shall smack of its nourishing soil. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1885]

George MacDonald She ran on still — up the grassy hill, And the grass grew higher and higher; When she reached its crown, the sun was down, And had left a trail of fire. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

The taste was genuine, it grew and strengthened with his growth; and yet he suffered it to be suppressed with scarce a struggle. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

At last the sun began to sink low in the heavens; the light grew red and the shadows long. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Algernon Blackwood There grew in me this personal attitude towards an impersonal power I hardly understood, and this attitude included an emotion — love. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

H. G. Wells With knowledge the Selenites grew and changed; mankind stored their knowledge about them and remained brutes — equipped. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Abraham Merri The birches, slender and delicate, grew within the guard of these sturdier trees, yet not so thickly as to crowd each other. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Edith Wharton I wanted, above all, to spare my boy when he grew up. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Not a soul was near us, but I grew all at once afraid. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Meredith He dismissed politics at breakfast and grew companionable, with the charm of his earlier day. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Virginia Woolf They began to speak naturally of ordinary things, of the flowers and the trees, how they grew there so red, like garden flowers at home, and there bent and crooked like the arm of a twisted old man. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I grew sicker and there was no one to explain to me. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rudyard Kipling Then the Elephant’s Child grew all breathless, and panted, and kneeled down on the bank and said, ‘You are the very person I have been looking for all these long days. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

The veins on her temples began to pulsate vigorously, and the roots of her hair grew warm. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Frederick Marryat In the meantime it grew gradually dark; and as it became so, every now and then when Edward passed a large tree he turned round behind it and looked to see if Corbould was following him. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Captain Fennel did not return, and Nancy grew frightened to death at being alone in the house after dark. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Thomas Hardy As they advanced on the voyage she observed that he grew more and more constrained; and, by the time they had crossed the Line, he was quite depressed, just as he had been before proposing to her. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

G. K. Chesterton As the solitary man came stamping along on the thin snow by the train he grew larger and larger; I thought I had never seen so large a man. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Willa Cather When he began again, his voice was lower, and at first he spoke with less conviction, though again it grew on him. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

D. H. Lawrence She grew smaller, she seemed to pass out of his sight. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Quicker and quicker grew his pace, and at last he almost broke into a run as the heavy pall of a large black cloud swept up over the zenith, and wiped from the heavens the last remnant of blue sky. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

But these storms, unnerving as they were while they lasted, were quickly over, and they grew more and more exceptional. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu If I’m not had up for a fortnight my hair would be grew a bit, and that would be a lift. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

He saw them pass; his eyes grew blind. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Rudyard Kipling Their blasting shriek grew louder, till at last it seemed to tear out of the fog just above our quarter, and I cowered while the Rathmines plunged bows under on a double swell that crossed. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

There are two villages in the Brianza called Balzano and Cremella; the dispute between these grew so hot that each of them changed their bells three times, so as to try and be heard the loudest. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Archie listened quietly and did not interrupt, but the puzzled look on his face grew more pronounced. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Many and earnest were the prayers of good Dr. Chrystal, but the evil thing, in spite of his wrestling, grew and flourished in his midst. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

Lady Flora, it was discovered, had been suffering from a terrible internal malady, which now grew rapidly worse. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Then she again grew afraid and wrote out this confession to exonerate herself. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

William Hope Hodgson Steadily, the roaring grew louder and nearer, until it appeared, as I remarked to Tonnison, almost to come from under our feet — and still we were surrounded by the trees and shrubs. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

E. Phillips Oppenheim The blue eyes grew rounder and rounder. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Washington Irving The shadows of the valley grew deeper and deeper, until all was dark around us. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Charles Dickens He grew to be a man, whose hair was turning grey, and he was sitting in his chair by the fireside, heavy with grief, and with his face bedewed with tears, when the star opened once again. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Jack London The Emperor grew more weak-legged and blear-eyed what of the ingenious deviltries devised for him by Yunsan. The Lady Om and I had won to our hearts’ desires. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Thomas Hardy As they all sang it over and over again its harmonies grew upon Jude, and moved him exceedingly. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

As the one grew sharper, the other increased, and for the first time D’Alençon felt remorse, or rather regret for having meditated a crime which had not succeeded. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Besides nothing in the world interested him so greatly as to think of what he would do when he grew up, a time that was very near to him already. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As minute by minute she grew wearier of his softness, his anguish increased. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

D. H. Lawrence He grew more and more restless. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins I may only say that, as soon as I had read all, the room grew dark, and the vision disappeared. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Henry Handel Richardson She grew hungry and attacked her lunch, and it turned out that Mother had not provided too much after all. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing But he could not employ himself, could not even seek the relief of bodily exertion; his mind grew sluggish, and threw a lassitude upon his limbs. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]