Phrases with "growing"

H. G. Wells He saw a multitude of shadows had sprung into aggressive existence, seemed rushing up, broadening, widening, growing with steady swiftness — to leap suddenly back and return reinforced. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

H. G. Wells It was about May when I first distinctly perceived a growing difference in their speech and carriage, a growing coarseness of articulation, a growing disinclination to talk. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

John Galsworthy She had watched one lover growing tired, kept her head, and dismissed him before he knew it; grown tired of another, kept her head, and gone on till he was tired too. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

George MacDonald And the tiger flew over the snow in a straight line for the south, growing less and less to Diamond’s eyes till it was only a black speck upon the whiteness; and then it vanished altogether. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Now it’s growing dark, and we must get back. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

His nostrils were full of the good smell of damp earth; the smell of growing things. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

George MacDonald Near where I stood, the flow of its fountain must at least have paused! Around the city were gardens, growing many sorts of vegetables, hardly one of which I recognised. Lilith by George MacDonald

Leslie Stephen Later poems, the Epistle to Congreve and that to Temple already quoted, show symptoms of growing power and a clearer self-recognition. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

As she gazed, it dwindled, growing less as what was beyond it was shaped in the darkness. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Last Thursday in Horton spinney I saw a bramble with both ends growing in the ground. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Robert Louis Stevenson Three such pairs as I now carry on my feet have I worn out upon this pilgrimage, and now the fourth is growing slender underneath my steps. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing Arthur fancied that he could observe her features growing coarser, and he felt convinced that her voice had no longer the clearness of tone which had once marked it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jack London Ah, it is growing dark and darker. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

H. Rider Haggard Slowly it swelled, till its growing volume deepened and widened into a roar of rolling noise, that echoed like thunder against the mountains, and filled the air with heavy waves of sound. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Jack London A lull; apparently one combatant temporarily disabled and being resuscitated; child’s voice audible again, but now sunk to a lower note of terror and growing exhaustion. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Miles Franklin She had been growing duller and duller. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

His nails would still be growing when he stood on the drop, when he was falling through the air with a tenth of a second to live. Collected Essays by George Orwell

H. G. Wells My growing keenness restored his. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

Anthony Trollope It must be easier to talk to such a one about Matilda’s stomach, and the growing pains in Fanny’s legs, than to a young bachelor. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton It was with a bitter, almost pitiable disappointment that he found the old man growing again in him. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Charles Stur There was on the opposite side of the creek a long grassy flat, with box-trees growing on it, together with a new Bauhinia, which we saw here for the first time. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Walter Besant I was daily growing more bloated, fatter, and flabbier in the cheeks. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Thomas Hardy He stayed in his garden the greater part of the day, growing more and more irritable with the lapse of time, and the increasing perception that he had wasted his life in the pursuit of illusions. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

When I passed through its courts I saw old men mazed in foolish worldly toils, and the stones crumbling, and grass growing in their cracks. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Victor Hugo Thus it was that whilst his father was growing gray in exile, Lord David prospered under Charles II. After which he prospered under James II. The king is dead. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

D. H. Lawrence He was a young man, military in appearance, growing slightly stout. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Haven felt himself growing sleepy, yet he resisted every inclination to undress and crawl into bed. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Willa Cather The stop at Queenstown, the tedious passage up the Mersey, were things that he noted dimly through his growing impatience. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Kate Chopin She pictured the dawn of an unsuspected happiness coming to him: broadening; illuminating; growing in him to answer to her own big-heartedness. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Thomas Hardy She stood listening with parted lips, and holding the door in one hand, till her eyes, growing accustomed to the obscurity, discerned the wild brandishing of their boughs by the adjoining trees. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells The incidents of that long tramp I do not recall in any orderly succession, the one progressive thing is my memory of a growing fatigue. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

George Gissing The task before her, a task of which in these days she was growing more and more conscious, was to construct an existence every moment of which should serve an all-pervading harmony. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Virginia Woolf The flowers in this garden are a whole society of full grown men and women from whom want and struggle have been removed; growing together in harmony, each contributing something that the other lacks. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

George Eliot Besides, for the last year or more a modification had been going forward in my mental condition, and was growing more and more marked. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

Then a train passed by, leaving Paris, with puffing breath and a growing rumble. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

There was no moon to go by, but the sky was growing a little lighter. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

It is ten to one but I meet with an ox growing on some tree by the tail before I leave you. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

H. G. Wells In front of him was a space of grass, growing greener and greener, and a number of human beings in the distance, and the horse was going round at a smart gallop quite a long way off to the right. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Thomas Wolfe The head well set and small, boy’s head still, the hair sticking thick and close to it, growing to a V in the centre of the forehead, then back straight and shapely, full of natural grace. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle She had herself frequently remarked upon the growing eccentricity of his manner, so that the announcement could have been no great surprise to her. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Jack London As for its inventor, beyond an increasing deafness and the movement of the lips growing fainter and fainter, there had been little change in his condition for a week. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Anthony Trollope She did not dare to suggest that Mr Rowan might perhaps be a very proper young man, and that the two young people might be growing fond of each other in a proper sort of way. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith And she, with her old husband, growing like a rose out of a weather-beaten rock, proved she was that, among those handsome foreign officers poorly remarkable for their morals. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

How pale the lamps were growing on board the yachts. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arnold Bennett He was just as unchangeable as a growing plant. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She was just thinking this when she saw that, at the end of the path she was following, there seemed to be a long wall, with ivy growing over it. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

George Eliot Mixtus was captivated and then captured on the worldly side of his disposition, which had been always growing and flourishing side by side with his philanthropic and religious tastes. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

And perhaps, as Benjamin is growing old too, they will let him retire at the same time and be a companion to me. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Elizabeth Von Arnim No woman whose hair is pinned on instead of growing on, should ever be shaken — not, anyhow, without notice, not without being given time to make provision against vehemence by extra hairpins. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Sinclair Lewis Asleep, he dreamed that she was on a steamer pulling out from the pier on which he stood, and he frantically wanted to leap the growing gap. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells And then she began to lose sight of him altogether, because the wood was growing blacker and blacker; it was as if a succession of black gauzes was being drawn between them. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Guy de Maupassan When the article was concluded, he could find no words of thanks; he was happy to be near her, grateful for and delighted with their growing intimacy. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Seeing that his condition was growing desperate, Jim rose and went in search of the doctor. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Though she was growing very weary of Roger Gretorex, it is always sweet to a woman to feel she is loved as this man loved her. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

George Gissing The sphere for mischief is growing magnificent. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

The disposal, however, of this species of literary material could scarcely have been a source of much profit to him, and Coleridge’s difficulties of living must by this time have been growing acute. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

He resisted the growing impulse to go out and steal towards the other bungalow. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

D. H. Lawrence Between Jim and Tanny was a sort of growing rapprochement, which got on Lilly’s nerves. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph beheld my style of cookery with growing indignation. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

The water was growing thick and frothy. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

And the notion became quite agreeable, now that they were growing reconciled to it. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

Anthony Trollope She liked to have ocular proof that grass was growing in the highways under mortal feet, and that it was no longer worth man’s while to renew human flags in human streets. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Her eyes wandered from the building itself to the cemetery by its side, rested there, and watched the light growing warmer and warmer over the lonesome refuge where the dead lay at rest. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I found them growing on a grave, which bore no tombstone, no other memorial of the dead man, save these ugly weeds, that have taken upon themselves to keep him in remembrance. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Charles Stur Although we were traversing plains, our view was limited by acacias and other trees growing upon them. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George MacDonald As I gazed I saw, growing gradually visible beyond the mist, the tops of a range of mountains, which became clearer and clearer. Lilith by George MacDonald

Bram Stoker He tried this a good many times successfully, but it was now growing dusk and he found some difficulty in keeping the runner in sight. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Again Mr. Rout’s voice cried out in the depths, and the pulsating beats recommenced, with slow strokes — growing swifter. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

The body is contained in a perpendicular, parchment-like, splay-footed tube a foot and a half or two feet long, whence the heads obtrude alternately as buds along a growing branch. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

That is the only advantage of growing one that I can see. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

H.P. Lovecraft Then the knocking was repeated — continuously, and with growing insistence. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Guy de Maupassant I am growing tranquil by degrees. Who Knows? (Qui sait ?) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Andrew Lang He stood quite still while Bellah scrambled up, then he started off, his pace growing quicker and quicker, till at length the girl could hardly see the trees and houses as they flashed past. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan All along the way he prepared, with a growing irritation, the arguments and phrases that must justify him and avenge him for such a suspicion. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

George Eliot As Hinze in growing to maturity had grown into a particular form and expression of person, so he necessarily gathered a manner and frame of speech which made him additionally recognisable. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Motionless now and in absolute silence, she awaited her doom, the moments growing to hours, to years, to ages; and still those devilish eyes maintained their watch. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Andrew Lang Mrs. Pott’s ‘sole object’ in publishing ‘was to confirm the growing belief in Bacon’s authorship of the plays. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant Finally Luc, growing bolder, murmured: “We have brought you something. Two Little Soldiers (Petit Soldat) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

H.P. Lovecraft Yet I soon subordinated all my fears to my growing curiosity and fascination. From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

George Eliot The imagination of herself gliding away in that boat on the darkening waters was growing more and more into a longing, as the thought of a cool brook in sultriness becomes a painful thirst. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

When I started out again I felt very stiff and the cold seemed to be growing intense. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Boche was now quite carried away and declared that they were growing old climbing up this chimney pipe. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Borrow The one was as tall as a giant, with much tawny moustache, like the coat of a badger, growing about his mouth. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The night is growing clearer and colder every minute. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

I feel that I am growing stronger. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

F. Scott Fitzgerald She ran quickly downstairs and through the drawing-room, the tune growing louder in her ears. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

I’m growing as delicate as a young lady. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

James Joyce Chinese cemeteries with giant poppies growing produce the best opium Mastiansky told me. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The sun is growing rather hot, and the parasol is up. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

You would no more have been allowed to triumph to the end on your ill-gotten gains, than I could stand if I went out and perched myself on yonder weathercock,” affirmed Mrs. Cramp, growing warm. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

It has been popularly supposed, not least by Carradine the Third, that the Carradine blood was growing thin. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Charles Dickens The cleared space had been enclosed with a rough fence, and looking over it, I saw that some of the old ivy had struck root anew, and was growing green on low quiet mounds of ruin. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Edgar Rice Burroughs It told him of a strange, hairless, black ape with feathers growing upon its head, who launched death from a slender branch, and then ran, with the fleetness of Bara, the deer, toward the rising sun. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

George Gissing The reading was good; Gilbert’s voice gave life to description and conversation, and supplied an interest even where the writer was in danger of growing dull. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

To look at him you would have said he had been growing thinner all that while, only that it seemed impossible. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

John Galsworthy Dear Jo! He WAS growing up! Such a pleasure to see him always. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Edgar Allan Poe On the fifteenth of February, as near as I can remember, there was not a blade of this left, and the nuts were growing scarce; our situation, therefore, could hardly be more lamentable. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells I talked of myself and my dreams and ambitions, and meanwhile, being a growing youth, my arm swept like a swarm of locusts over Fanny’s wonderful tea. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Anthony Trollope It is regarded simply as Carlylism to say that the English-speaking world is growing worse from day to day. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H.P. Lovecraft Less frequently I would visit at his house and note with envy the obscure volumes in his constantly growing library. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I should certainly be better off if I could manage, at any rate, to take the edge off my appetite, which is a thing rapidly growing beyond sandwiches. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

F. Scott Fitzgerald With growing annoyance at the intrusion, Charlie waited for them to explain themselves. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

William Hope Hodgson I became aware of a growing feeling of repugnance and dread. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Arnold Bennett They ceased to be young without growing old; the eternal had leapt up in them from its sleep. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Edith Wharton He had followed her with growing wonder. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson I found myself growing eerier and eerier, for I dare say I was a little fevered by my restless night, and hurried to dress and get downstairs. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing He looked like one who had been walking all through the heat of the day, and was growing weary for his night’s retreat. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

I know he couldn’t love a Linton; and yet he’d be quite capable of marrying your fortune and expectations! Avarice is growing with him a besetting sin. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

I said the arduous toil and worry of the working week had in many cases really physically unfitted young growing people for the sectarian discipline of the seventh day. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

G. K. Chesterton Syme had for a flash the sensation that the cosmos had turned exactly upside down, that all trees were growing downwards and that all stars were under his feet. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

The two were shut up together talking for a quarter-of-an-hour, Mr. Carden’s horses — he generally came over in his carriagegrowing rampant the while. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

The poor little thing is growing weaker every moment. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Virginia Woolf For she was growing old and worn and bent before her time. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

George Gissing Committed to this central fact, and urged by Mrs. Clover’s growing impatience, the good woman came out at length with her latest version of Polly’s remarkable utterance. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

She always barked at strange Orientals, but she liked the smell of a European. The sun was growing stronger. Burmese Days by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton It is believed in military circles that he is growing a moustache. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

H. G. Wells And overhead the dawn was growing brighter, clear and steady and calm. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

There it is, by Jove! — wait — yes — there; it is growing quite plain. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle A wide, open space lay before us — some hundreds of yards across — all green turf and low bracken growing to the very edge of the cliff. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Algernon Blackwood The murmur from the streets, growing momentarily as he advanced, met his ears. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Bram Stoker From this the agonised shrieks were rising, growing ever more terrible with each second that passed. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Guy de Maupassan And when he felt that it was all over with him, and that even his eyes were growing dim, two great tears rolled down his cheeks. The Viaticum by Guy de Maupassan

Florence Dixie At one point of the shore the revolving light of a beacon flashed redly at intervals, growing fainter and fainter each time, as day slowly broke, and a golden haze began to flood the eastern horizon. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Thomas Wolfe The growing man is Man–Alive, and his “philosophy” must grow, must flow, with him. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

A scent came up from it that told of flowers crushed beneath their feet and growing everywhere in the midst of that lush greenness. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

From the moment that we had set foot ashore Miss Kitwater had been growing more and more nervous. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Bram Stoker Here was a young girl growing into womanhood whom all around her had known all her life — or what was equivalent — believed they had. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

H. G. Wells A growing animal was rather like an engine, he suggested, that can move a certain distance and must then be oiled before it can run again. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

D. H. Lawrence Something froze Birkin’s heart, seeing them standing there in the isolation of the snow, growing smaller and more isolated. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells She had been growing increasingly hysterical, fearful, and depressed during the two days’ journeyings. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Men are flesh and blood, and flesh and blood won’t endure the torments you lay on it!” “There, that’ll do,” says Frere, growing paler. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Theodore Dreiser His growing liberties for himself seemed natural enough, but in a sense of fairness to her he began to talk to her about what their love might involve. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Mary Webb As Hazel sat there her own shadow lay darkly behind her, growing larger than herself as the sun slipped lower. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Gustave Flauber At last he entered the square of Khamon where the Balearians had perished, and stopped, growing pale as one about to die. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Dare had grown very quiet and silent of late, and showed a growing tendency to dark hats. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

George Eliot He had long made up his mind that it would be wrong as well as foolish for him to marry a blooming young girl, so long as he had no other prospect than that of growing poverty with a growing family. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am growing very weary, and the goal seems yet as far away as ever. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

But on the evening of that day the colonel, strolling under the elms growing near his quarters, in the company of his second in command, opened his lips. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

His temper, however, so far from growing wayward or morose, became, though gloomy, very — almost unnaturallyplacid and cold; but his spirits totally failed, and he grew silent and abstracted. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Isabella Bird I often have to speak to him two or three times before I can rouse him from his opium dream, and there is a growing inclination to shirk his very light work when he can shift it upon somebody else. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Andrew Lang Time went past, and the King, growing tired of living alone, fitted out his ship and sailed out to sea. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He sees with a growing resentment the multitude of suffering ineffectual lives over which his species tramples in its ascent. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

In the meanwhile, on the other side of the new boundary fence, Frank senior was growing poorer year by year. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Thomas Hardy Hurrying on, with a growing dread of the gloom and of the approaching storm, she drew near the Old House, now rising before her against the dark foliage and sky in tones of strange whiteness. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Renouard, his uneasiness growing on him unreasonably, assented by a nod, and the other lost no time in beginning. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

George Gissing And it seemed to him that Sidwell listened with growing interest. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells So that those long hours were a growing agony of fear. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

The only thing that concerned him was a growing doubt lest he might be feeding extravagance instead of doing good; and the more he disliked himself for the suspicion, the more it would return. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Leslie Stephen When asked what was the value of the property, he replied magniloquently, “We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

I found myself growing angry, and that, I believe, only because my quarry looked so woe-begone. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Away! away!” he cried, pushing her back in growing excitement, and stamping on the ground with his feet. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He sat and gazed at the sunlit water and his eyes began to see things growing at its edge. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim What is David going to do with his property? There’s Clarence growing up. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Charles Dickens Besides that all secret men are men soon terrified, here were surely cards enough of one black suit, to justify the holder in growing rather livid as he turned them over. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Charles Stur There was an universal sameness in the vegetation, if I except the angophora, growing on the sand hills and superseding the acacia. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Guy de Maupassan As she was becoming exhausted by this morbid life, taking no rest, growing weaker and thinner and beginning to cough, the doctor ordered the child to be taken from her. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

There is money enough, you have Mr. Bertram in Keswick, you have most devoted servants, John is growing a fine boy. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

I called for help in a voice that I did not recognize, growing wilder with each fresh appeal and crying out that I would not die. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Side out o’ t’ gate, now; this minute!” Catherine frowned, and retreated to the window-seat chewing her lip, and endeavouring, by humming an eccentric tune, to conceal a growing tendency to sob. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Marjorie Bowen Even Lucille Debelleyme sometimes wondered why the growing affection for his children did not inspire him with some tenderness for their mother. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Or — my friend, do not tell me that you ignored the warning I gave you!” “Warning? What warning?” Jones felt himself growing drowsier and drowsier. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells And the women I work with day after day! I lie awake at nights and think how I may be growing like them . A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Meredith I believe I think less than I talk, but the subject is growing stale; as those who are long dying feel, I dare say—if they do not take it as the compensation for their departure. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Gaston Leroux They will end by growing tired and leaving me in peace. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Guy de Maupassan This fixed idea had created a sensation of the epidermis, the sensation of growing old, continuous and imperceptible, like that of cold or of heat. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle I was rapidly growing in mind as well as in body, when my school career was cut short by no less an event than my summary and ignominious expulsion. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

He went outside and cut a big cluster of yellow Muscat grapes, growing on his south wall, which he had left purposely when he had taken all the others off the vine for market. Signa by Ouida

Guendolen is growing up, a very promising girl — she was confirmed this year; and I think you will be able to enter into my feelings as a parent when I tell you she is quite ignorant of dancing. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

And when I saw your honour so fond of my pretty one, and she growing nearer and dearer to you every day, I thought it was well as it was. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Wilkie Collins She was positively determined to think, and think again, until she had found a means of checking the growing intimacy with the Bygraves at once and forever. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The times are growing harsher, the issues are clearer, the belief that nothing, will ever change (i. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is the sound of wheels in front gradually growing fainter and fainter in the distance. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Thomas Love Peacock Young men will have their way: I had my way when I was a young man: but, sir, when your cousin Marionetta —’ Scythrop now saw that the affair was growing serious. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

The entering breeze brought with it the smell of growing life, while, as an undertone to the music, many a soft cry of nature reached Isbel’s ear. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Guy de Maupassant What could he do? The crowd was growing and closing around the militia. An Affair of State (Un coup d'état) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

I am growing more certain of you; you are not merely cleverly eccentric as I thought. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Old David Arden stepped back a little, growing pale, with a sudden frown. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell I lingered about the place until the growing darkness warned me on. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

G. K. Chesterton We might have lost that steady love of a seminal and growing romance which grew on him steadily as the years advanced, and which gave us towards the end some of his greatest triumphs. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Leon Trotsky The fluid of the source was the same, but the flow was growing less. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Hardy A nervous headache had been growing on the excitable girl during the absence of Stephen, and now she could do nothing beyond going up again to her room as she had done before. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Willa Cather The room was growing greyer as she read on through the turgid catalogue of the heathen gods, so packed with stories and pictures, so unaccountably glorious. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Across on the other side of the river and out of the main current were moored several small vessels, one of which in the rapidly growing light looked like a motor boat. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Samuel Johnson History may be formed from permanent monuments and records: but lives can only be written from personal knowledge, which is growing every day less, and in a short time is lost for ever. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

With her he was himself, a released, freed self, growing daily further and further away from all he had once been. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

H. G. Wells It seemed but a part of the process that every year the instruments of war were vaster and more powerful, and that armies and explosives outgrew all other growing things . The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

M. R. James Rapidly growing larger, it, too, declared itself as a figure in pale, fluttering draperies, ill-defined. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Henry Adams Mr. Roebuck had been a tribune of the people, and, like tribunes of most other peoples, in growing old, had grown fatuous. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Thomas Hardy Convinced that his illness was serious, a growing dismay seized hold of her. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

H. G. Wells Something growing over a rockery. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

H. G. Wells It was just a common atoll about four miles round, with a few trees growing and a spring in one place, and the lagoon full of parrot-fish. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

William Dampier It is as big as a man’s leg, from the root to the top, and it is full of sharp prickles growing in thick rows from top to bottom; this shrub is fit for no use, not so much as to burn. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Arthur Morrison Screaming still, with a growing hoarseness, and writhing where he lay, the blinded wretch scratched helplessly at the reeking lime that scorched his skin and seared his eyes almost to the brain. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells It is because the mind of man is growing up that for the first time it realizes that it is young. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Only the yearning towards the unseen was growing stronger. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Rafael Sabatini Assuredly thou art growing old. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Arthur Machen The fire was almost out, with only a dim glow here and there amongst the cinders, and the room was growing chilly. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Leslie Stephen Johnson wished to go to Italy two years later; and his present willingness to be left was probably caused by a growing sense of the dangers which threatened their friendship. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Algernon Blackwood Imson nodded agreement, making no audible reply, while the conversation ran on, gathering impetus as it went, growing wilder possibly, but also more picturesque. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Oscar Wilde When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]