Phrases with "grow"

G. K. Chesterton After a few minutes and gestures they went inside, shutting the glass doors upon the garden; and the garden seemed to grow grayer still. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

I trust everything to you — but, I say, has anybody tried to grow ice in this vicinity? There is Lake Ponchartrain, you know. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

George Gissing It was my habit at one time, I believe, to grow heated in scorn of Euclid’s definitions. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Kingsley Trees cannot move; but by time, and by positively refusing to grow on unkindly soils, they arrange themselves in the localities which suit them best. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Gissing Won’t it be delicious?” “I hope to read a great many books when I grow up,” replied Helen, after a moment’s thought, “but I shouldn’t like to do nothing but read. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I want to watch them grow and grow —’ Mr Marcus groaned. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

George Meredith After all, your Fool’s Paradise is not a garden to grow in. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Nellie Bly I asked the reason why, and they said it is because they are compelled to invent amusements for themselves, and by inventing they find, not time to grow blasé, but youth and happiness. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Ford Madox Ford For Tietjens, turned sideways and facing her, had seemed to grow monstrous, and as if with undefined outlines. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

George MacDonald You a horse! Why did you do that?” “Because I wanted to grow fat. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Jajjala was now barndi mannainyi (good smelling) and the children and young men who had lain across the body and were rubbed with sand would grow up strong and clean. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

George MacDonald It followed the line the other had taken, and I watched it grow smaller and smaller, until it disappeared in the uncertain distance. Lilith by George MacDonald

He meant his deposit account to grow into something worth investing before those seven fat years were half gone. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells I don’t believe a word of it, this spreading web of science of yours, that will grow and grow until all our little affairs are caught by it and put in place like flies. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Anthony Trollope But one doesn’t want to grow old first. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

At Giornico the vine begins to grow lustily, and wine is made. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

What a mistake it seemed for Mrs. Sanker to have allowed them to grow up in it. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

I suppose cabbages grow in Havana the same as anywhere else. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Who is to blame? Did I grow tired of a happy and quiet existence? My friends would have come to see us in a home in accordance with a modest competence. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Our critical sensibilities grow both more acute and less fanatical. Memories and Studies by William James

Willa Cather You grow better-looking and more intolerant all the time. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

As the chances of success seemed to grow daily more and more uncertain, his purpose but became the more assured. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Henry Lawson He seemed as if he had forgotten to grow old and die out with this old colonial school to which he belonged. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Rudyard Kipling Crops don’t grow to the full limit of the seed on heavily worked ground dotted with villages except at a price. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Willa Cather At last she said slowly, “And yet I would rather have Emil grow up like that than like his two brothers. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

It was an odd place he was in, but he did not grow tired of it any more than of walking through it. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H. G. Wells They gibber and grow fiercer, paler, uglier, mad distortions of humanity at last, and I wake, cold and wretched, in the darkness of the night. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Brother, pass the pottle lest it grow cold. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

William Dampier The mangoes here grow on trees as big as apple-trees: those at Fort St. George are not so large. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Ralph Waldo Emerson People grow up and grow old under this infliction, and never suspect the truth, ascribing the solitude which acts on them very injuriously, to any cause but the right one. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Anthony Trollope It is amusing to watch how a passion will grow upon a man. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

They grow in the little water channels. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Dampier Mangoes are common in many places of the East Indies; but I did never know any grow wild only at this place. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Anthony Trollope Members of the House of Representatives have the power of sending through the post all those huge books which, with them as with us, grow out of parliamentary debates and workings of committees. North America by Anthony Trollope

She had yet to learn to smile when she was sorry, or to look sorrowful when she was pleased, as prudence might dictate — to blush at will, or to grow pale when it was politic to sport the lily tint. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I was in dread that it would disappear altogether and the little officer would grow tired of trying to listen to me. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

A man there does not grow old, but stays at whatever age he brought with him. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

Thus far there are few of them; they are not powerful; but they grow in number every day. Mother by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing I grow more miserable every week. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Edgar Allan Poe But my chief anxiety was concerning the balloon, which, in spite of the varnish with which it was defended, began to grow rather heavy with the moisture; the powder also was liable to damage. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Arthur Conan Doyle In those early days they seemed as far from me as some landscape in the moon, and only now in a dim uncertain fashion does the hope of seeing them once more begin to grow in my soul. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

I felt myself grow hot in annoyance at his distrust, but I answered him meekly enough. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Ralph Waldo Emerson We only insist that the man meliorate, and that the plant grow upward, and convert the base into the better nature. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Meanwhile the great pylons—seeming to grow larger every moment—rose, creamy in light, against a soft blue sky. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

George Gissing The sense of servitude will grow intolerable—embarrassing all he tries to do—all his public and private life. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

George MacDonald It is possible to grow and not to grow, to grow less and to grow bigger, both at once — yes, even to grow by means of not growing!” “Your words are strange, madam!” I rejoined. Lilith by George MacDonald

Slowly the conviction began to grow on me that we were not wrong in marking down this place, that things went on within it which it deeply concerned us to discover. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edith Wharton Finally he girt himself to the task; and at once his irritation, his impatience, seemed to materialise her again, as if she were fated to grow real only when she thwarted or opposed him. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Rudyard Kipling And he grew and grew strong as a boy must grow who does not know that he is learning any lessons, and who has nothing in the world to think of except things to eat. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

H. G. Wells Hardly any of us grow up fully. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

George MacDonald At length I did begin to grow a little afraid. Lilith by George MacDonald

She never seemed to grow older, she never seemed to wish to leave him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Wilkie Collins Greatly to his surprise, Amelius showed no disposition to grow weary of his quiet life, or to take refuge in perilous amusements from the sober society of his books. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

M. P. Shiel But we should go back to the cottage now, for the stars are looking out in crowds, and it is beginning to grow cold. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Sinclair Lewis Then she kissed him, as fondly as she ever had, and speculated, “Maybe you will grow up. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens He’d grow fat upon the work he’d get, that man, and be popular with the gentlefolks in his neighbourhood. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Rudyard Kipling Under the Aravalis the soil is good further north they grow millet and pasture cattle, though, said a Revenue Officer cheerfully, ‘God knows what the brutes find to eat. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

John Galsworthy He would know what he had to leave to Fleur; would see her baby grow into a boy and go to school — public school — even! Eton? No — young Jolyon had been there. Passers By by John Galsworthy

Henry Adams He had seen the coal-output of the United States grow from nothing to three hundred million tons or more. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

George Gissing It’s very weak, no doubt; perhaps I shall improve as I grow older. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Henry Fielding It was now that the Airing began to grow pleasant to me. An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews by Henry Fielding

And therefore anon as they be born, they let bind their feet so strait, that they may not grow half as nature would. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

She also had a strange patience and tenderness for those ne’er-do-wells of whom even the kindest grow weary after a time. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

It began to grow light: gray houses appeared out of the darkness; the belfry of Napolni Church rose up white like a piece of sugar; the brick wall of the cemetery seemed to become transparent. In the World by Maksim Gorky

She had heard of many calamities, and aided many; but they had always been far sundered from her, they had never touched her; in this man’s presence they seemed to grow very close, terribly real. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Guy de Maupassan It seemed so strange to think that this little baby would grow up, and walk with manly strides, that these soft cheeks would become bearded, and the feeble murmur change to a deep-toned voice. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We began to realize that food could grow on trees as well as grasses; that the cubic space occupied by a chestnut tree could produce more bushels of nutriment than the linear space below it. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

John Lewis Burckhard The plain here is broader than in any other part of the Batn el Hadjar, and bears traces of former cultivation; it is now entirely deserted, although many date trees grow here. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

As it was, that dreary time of sickness and peril was only a memory which Gilbert Fenton kept in his heart of hearts, never to grow less sacred to him until the end of life. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle And a hush comes over the pit, while the boxes are still applauding; and then the boxes grow quiet, and strange whispers go about. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Suddenly she felt her feet tremble and grow heavy, as if frozen to the ground. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Nathaniel Hawthorne Why should not each statue grow warm with life! Antinous might lift his brow, and tell us why he is forever sad. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Guy de Maupassant You felt affection for them, with all your aversion for me, and in spite of your ignoble fears, which were momentarily allayed by your pleasure in seeing me grow stouter. Useless Beauty (L’Inutile Beauté) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Then it began to grow and brighten, and he knew that he was rising toward the surface — knew it with reluctance, for he was now very comfortable. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

William Morris But about this time my mistress, from being kinder to me than before, began to grow harder, and ofttimes used me cruelly: but of her deeds to me, my friend, thou shalt ask me no more than I tell thee. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Anthony Trollope After that Caldigate did not allow the grass to grow under his feet, and before the end of November the two young people were engaged. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Tho as to thee they grow properly. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

She will be dancing and masquing and flirting again before the grass can grow upon my grave. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Rudyard Kipling The Four shall come with me, for they grow as fat as white grubs. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Home they returned to me, true as the Standard Bearer; who now, at the head of quite a regiment of lesser idols, began to grow an eyesore in the scanty studio of my friend. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Once feel this, and you will soon grow happy and contented in your saddle-home. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

But at every step the forests seemed to grow denser and darker, and the trees towered to a height such as he had never seen, even in these fruitful regions, where Nature works on so gigantic a scale. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Andrew Lang Children grow up very quickly when they live under water, and in less time than anyone could suppose, Dilah had changed from a baby to a woman. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I grow mad, treacherous, wicked here,” she thought. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Andrew Lang The day was hot, and after a while the man began to grow sleepy. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Kenneth Grahame Then, as he looked, it winked at him, and so declared itself to be an eye; and a small face began gradually to grow up round it, like a frame round a picture. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Charles Dickens Keep it quiet, and the thieves will grow in confidence by little and little, and we shall have ’em. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

H. G. Wells I believe that we industrials and the financiers are beginning to educate ourselves and broaden our outlook as our enterprises grow and interweave. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Meredith My heart’s an oak, and it won’t grow In flower-pots, foreigners must know. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

Swift declared that whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before does essential service to his country. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Ann Radcliffe She added, that he had taken the cordial draughts regularly, but had, notwithstanding, continued to grow worse, and at last became light-headed. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

I began to grow horribly afraid of being hung. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

William Hope Hodgson And the baying of the Hounds did grow nearer in the night; and there to grow ever the roarings over the Land; and a sense of Evil and monstrousness to be abroad in all the night. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

George Meredith But the Jew has been a little christianized, and we have a little bejewed the Christian. So with demagogues: as we see the conservative crumbling, we grow conservatived. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Bram Stoker If I don’t sleep at once, chloral, the modern Morpheus! I must be careful not to let it grow into a habit. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Before the negotiation was completed, it began to grow a little dusk. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

John Galsworthy If only he’d grow wheat by electricity; it’s the only way to make it pay at the present price. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Von Arnim She herself had grown old as people should grow old — steadily and firmly. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Will you take care of him until I return?” “Yes.” “You will promise not to leave him, or to send for a doctor?” “I will promise, unless he seems to grow worse. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Meredith She gave him no time to grow cool over it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Jules Verne There is no want of firs on the Russian frontier, and axle-trees grow naturally in forests. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Trollope As days run on and sins grow black I cannot warn you now against the wrath to come. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson And English life, it is evident, does not grow out of the Athanasian creed, or the Articles, or the Eucharist. It is with religion as with marriage. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Mark Twain Butchered to make a Roman holiday sounds well for the first seventeen or eighteen hundred thousand times one sees it in print, but after that it begins to grow tiresome. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

But time passed, and the light grew no brighter; on the contrary, it seemed to grow fainter. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

William Hope Hodgson And my strength did grow constant, as we journeyed; yet would the Maid never suffer that I carry her; but went alway very light and clever, and was grown, in truth, set unto this constant wander. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Victor Hugo Watch them suck at six months, crawl at a year, walk at two, grow tall at fifteen, fall in love at twenty. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Eliot If the seeds of conjecture unfavourable to Tito had been planted in the mind of any one present, they were hardly strong enough to grow without the aid of much daylight and ill-will. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

William Morris And in every city shall foes grow up to us without rhyme or reason, and life therein shall be tangled unto us. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

G. K. Chesterton He speaks somewhere of a special sort of apples which he gathered by the seashore, which were such as might well be gathered from the salted and crooked trees that grow by the sea. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

William Dampier It is strengthened towards the stalk with many small ribs springing from thence, and growing into the leaf; which as they grow near the end of the leaf, grow thinner and smaller. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

David had notified the central police-station early that morning, and the reporters had allowed no grass to grow under them nor waited for details. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Jack London First, he catches them when they are young, before they are set, hardened, in the vicious social mould; and then he sends them away to grow up and be formed in another and better social mould. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

D. H. Lawrence Her eyes seemed to grow darker, her face more waxen; still she dragged about at her work. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Abraham Merri At the cavern mouth a radiance began to grow — a gleaming from which the atoms of diamond dust seemed to try to flee. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

How he made us laugh after the first few minutes, when the ladies, in spite of their obvious anxiety, had begun to grow more accustomed to the presence of a stranger! . The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Abraham Merri He touches earth and there is sterile sand where meadows grew; the flocks grow barren. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Radclyffe Hall She had only to cry long and bitterly enough for Stephen to grow pitiful and consequently gentle. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

How thinly clergymen grow also down here — in one sense,” he added politely, for the vicar was stout. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Margaret Oliphant She felt herself grow solemn too, but struggled against it. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Andrew Lang All these kindnesses could hardly fail to make a favourable impression on the cats, and it was even better after a while, when she had had time to grow accustomed to their strange ways. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Every day, as his own uncontrollable passion continued to grow in vehemence, he clearly perceived that Helen became constantly more distant in her intercourse with him. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Her eyes seemed to grow bigger as she looked. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But I know very well when we grow up that Diana will get married and go away and leave me. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Henry James Was it the quickening of joy to pain? In the midst of his joy at any rate he felt his buried face grow hot as with some communicated knowledge that had the force of a reproach. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

How they pined for a job, in their hunger and exhaustion! But the chances of getting one seemed to grow smaller and smaller as they got farther into the hop country. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling Isn’t it beautiful? Isn’t it lovely?” “Getting up at three to learn to milk, bless her heart! Oh, ye Gods, why must we grow old and fat?” “She’s a darling. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle No wonder that, under the influence of such an existence, the roses began to fade from his ward’s cheeks, and her youthful heart to grow sad and heavy. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Henry James Now that it was there it seemed to grow and grow before him; it would have been, through all time and taking all tongues, one of the most wonderful flowers of literary art. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

She watched the slow motion of that clumsy hand, and her eyes seemed to grow larger as she saw the direction to which it pointed. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle They must come quickly now, for I grow old, and Nature will forestall them unless they make haste. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

In the damp autumnal afternoons, when silvery mists veiled the common, her spirits sank, and she began to grow fretful at her husband’s absence, and to reproach him if he were late in coming home. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Henry Fielding This he refused with some degree of surliness, and failed not to convince me that, if I should condescend to become more gentle, he would soon grow more rude. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells Things grow up behind his back. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I HAD now well stored my grotto with all sorts of winter provisions, and feeling the weather grow very cold, I expected and waited patiently for the total darkness. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Thomas Wolfe For, being of the ilk, we grow confused, struggle with Green (so with ourselves), argue, debate, deny, are tarred with the same brush, and so lose judgment. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George MacDonald It is a hard thing for a rich man to grow poor; but it is an awful thing for him to grow dishonest, and some kinds of speculation lead a man deep into dishonesty before he thinks what he is about. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Soon after their arrival she had been told to take down the heavy window curtains in the two bedrooms, and day by day the rooms had seemed to grow more bare. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Nobody cares for us when we grow ugly — I know that; and then you must, like old Gionetta, get some Viola of your own to spoil. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

What a fool I was! And yet, in the sight of angels, are we any wiser as we grow older? It seems to me, only, that our illusions change as we go on; but, still, we are madmen all the same. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Only old Benjamin refused to grow enthusiastic about the windmill, though, as usual, he would utter nothing beyond the cryptic remark that donkeys live a long time. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

H. G. Wells We’ll grow hard presently if we aren’t careful. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Madame — though perhaps some fourteen years his senior — was yet the sort of woman never to grow old, never to wither, never to break down. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Was not hair commencing to grow upon his face? All the apes had hair upon theirs but the black men were entirely hairless, with very few exceptions. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Manioc ripens between the sixth and ninth month, plantains and bananas once a year, cotton and rice in four months, and maize in forty days — with irrigation it is easy to grow three annual crops. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Walter Scott I heard their queries with scorn, and demanded the means of avenging myself of a deadly enemy, for I grow old, and may trust no longer to Bilboa blade. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Charles Dickens Those boys will grow up bad, of course, and run wild in the streets, without shoes and stockings. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

H. G. Wells We grow in power, we grow in courage. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Underneath was printed ”The Missing Crown Prince of Pannonia.” As Max looked at it, he felt himself grow deadly pale. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Arthur Machen In spite of what I tell them, they will try to grow wheat. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

William Morris So passionate and swift to move, To pluck at any flying love, That I grow faint to stand and see. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

George Gissing I will close the mines, and grass shall again grow over them; I will replant the orchards and mark out the fields as they were before. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle My beard had begun to grow also, and I have no doubt that I should have made as fine a sailor as I have a soldier had I chanced to be born to that branch of the service. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

H.P. Lovecraft The whole face finally began to grow tense, and the head turned restlessly with closed eyes. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Lucy Maud Montgomery There are so many things to be thought over and decided when you’re beginning to grow up. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Willa Cather Behind the bright promise in him there was the sound seed which would grow to its full measure under any circumstances and could not be circumvented. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Her aunt frequently cautioned her against the fault, which was one of those that grow by indulgence; Isbel would deny the offence, and five minutes later would begin to repeat it. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Mahony felt his own eyes grow moist. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Perhaps the rising generation will grow up more accustomed than you are to that concrete and empirical interpretation of terms in which the pragmatic method consists. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Isabella Bird I told him how interested I was in seeing all his people clothed in blue Manchester cottons, though England does not grow a tuft of cotton or a plant of indigo. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing A gardener was at work in front of the house; Harvey talked with him about certain flowers he wished to grow this year. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

William Morris Whereas for us, we grow fat and well-liking on the tyranny; a tyranny, to say the truth, not to be made visible by any microscope I know. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Tired as she was of being conspicuous she was at least used to that, she had never known anything else; and to become inconspicuous, to fade, to grow shabby and dim, would probably be most painful. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

G. K. Chesterton But they ought both to grow on the same body. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

D. H. Lawrence He did not come back for some time, and Lovat began to grow uncomfortable. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing We grow in numbers, unfortunately. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Andrew Lang The shuttle flew from side to side and the carpet seemed almost to grow of itself. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

With the exception of some of the grasses and two noxious weeds, this assemblage is representative of plants which grow just beyond the sweep of the waves, and are prosperously at home nowhere else. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells Life! What a muddle and a blundering it had been! I’d never have to grow old now anyhow . The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Women didn’t grow less tiresome with age, but more tiresome. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Samuel Johnson He did not grow rich by injuring his successors, but left both Laracor and the Deanery more valuable than he found them. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, he would have time to grow some more hair before he saw Fleet Street again. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Charles Dickens But as we grow older, we grow wiser — bitter, I would fain hope — and from the first, I have opposed him in this attempt. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Henry Fielding Our happiness was, perhaps, too great; for fortune seemed to grow envious of it, and interposed one of the most cruel accidents that could have befallen us by robbing us of our dear friend the doctor. Amelia by Henry Fielding

In that lake grow reeds, that be canes, that they clepe Thaby, that be thirty fathoms long; and of these canes men make fair houses. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Marie Corelli And while his prompt help and personal supervision of the distribution of his wealth brought happiness to hundreds of homes, he was rewarded by seeing Angela grow stronger every day. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Algernon Blackwood He seemed to grow more radiant. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

George Gissing The little ones grow up, or they don’t grow up—that’s what it comes to. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope For one so young, she had great and dangerous faults of character—great, as being injurious to her happiness; and dangerous, as being likely to grow with her years. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Radclyffe Hall But after a while the storm seemed to pass, Jamie seemed to grow suddenly calm and collected: ‘You two,’ she said gravely, ‘I want to thank you for all you’ve been to Barbara and me. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Guy de Maupassant He felt himself grow pale, fearful that he had not looked too boldly at her, and that the trembling of his hand had not revealed his passion. Regret by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

John Lewis Burckhard Amongst the palm-trees grow a few tamarinds, or Thamr Hindy, the green fruit of which was now sufficiently ripe and pleasant. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. Rider Haggard Let me hesitate no longer, but go and solve the problem before I grow afraid. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne Shrubs and trees grow to a considerable height. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

It’s from just such fellows that the real proletarian intellectuals ought to grow up — men to take our places when we leave for the region where evidently there are no class antagonisms. Mother by Maksim Gorky

George Meredith It clenched the tiny fist, it curled the toe; Cherubic laughed, enticed, dispensed, absorbed; And promised in fair feminine to grow A Sage’s match and mate, more heavenly orbed. The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady by George Meredith

I can’t allow him to grow up a stranger to me. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

As to why she does it,” continued Mrs. Knox, “I suppose she is beginning to grow nervous about her. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Unfortunately they had no books; and, after talking with them, and walking about, I began to grow tired of doing nothing. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

We die or grow old before we can reap the fruit of our labours. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Walter Scott I also rather despised the indifference about sport, which indeed seemed to grow upon him; but my gentleman had better taste than I was aware of. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Henry James The essence of the question was that a girl wasn’t a boy: if Maisie had been a mere rough trousered thing, destined at the best probably to grow up a scamp, Sir Claude would have been welcome. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

M. P. Shiel When I first entered it I was a girl, one might say—gay enough; but now I have known what one never forgets; and the days and the hairs grow grey together. The Pale Ape by M. P. Shiel [1911]

William Makepeace Thackeray The officer of the provost-marshal, however amusing Poinsinet’s woes might have been, began, by this time, to grow very weary of them, and gave him more than one opportunity to escape. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

G. K. Chesterton In all this desperate dart and scramble, they still kept hold of their drawn swords, which now, indeed, in the vigorous phrase of Bunyan, seemed almost to grow out of their hands. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Though these German beavers soon grow shabby and look wretched, yet at first they look exceedingly well, and I only needed it for the occasion. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Theodore Dreiser Some, through lack of experience or understanding, or both, grow hard and bitter on the instant. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Patience! It is labour itself that is the great purifier of the mind; and by degrees the secrets will grow upon thyself as thy mind becomes riper to receive them. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Thomas Hardy He looked round upon the familiar objects — some complete and matured, the main of them seedlings, grafts, and scions of beauty, waiting for a mind to grow to perfection in. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]