Phrases with "hang"

Washington Irving A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Great arums perch on the forks and send down roots like cords to the ground, whilst lianas run from tree to tree or hang in loops and folds like the disordered tackle of a ship. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Charles Kingsley The truth is, sir, Cortez, like my Captain Drake, knew when to hang a man; and your great brother did not. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Charles Dickens Gold-embroidered festoons of different colours, hang from the arches; the altar furniture is set forth; and sometimes, even the lofty pillars are swathed from top to bottom in tight-fitting draperies. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

D. H. Lawrence They were Eton and Oxford. And they were going to hang on to their privileges. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

They won’t hang him, Maurice, will they?” “No,” said Maurice. “I spoke to your father this morning. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

My daughter’s turned religious, and she’s a fancy that I should cut her a cross to hang in her room, so that, as she says, she can always think of Christ crucified. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Henry James Yes, she let her smart and tight little reticule hang as if it bulged, beneath its clasp, with the whole portentous sum, and he felt himself glare again at this vividest of her attested claims. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

Sinclair Lewis No! He was going to “stick it out somehow, and get onto the hang of all this highbrow business. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

William Dampier The Chinese are very great gamesters and they will never be tired with it, playing night and day till they have lost all their estates; then it is usual with them to hang themselves. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

George Meredith You know, you always know; we hang on you. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

His anxiety for his family seemed to hang heavy on him, and the more perhaps from the reflection that he had not done them all the justice he was so well qualified to do. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Ford Madox Ford Why the devil do I hang around you? . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

William Makepeace Thackeray Enough! subside into your darkness, children of night! Thieves! we seek not to have YOU hanged — you are but as pegs whereon to hang others. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

When he rose in the morning, his restlessness seemed still to hang upon him. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

H. G. Wells And the little dog which had seemed to hang for a moment when the force of Gibberne’s arm was expended fell with a swift acceleration clean through a lady’s parasol! That was the saving of us. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

John Galsworthy I shan’t hang around and feed on crumbs. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

When I do get into the witness-box my evidence will hang you. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

William Makepeace Thackeray I know she did,” cried Frank Berry. “And, besideshang it — I’m master of the house. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

It is the only politics for us who are the aristocrats of that free body who rebel against tyrannical laws; for, hang it, I am none of your democrats. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

The world itself might have loved Mr. Clement–Pell. Deputations asked for his portrait to hang up in public buildings; individuals besought his photograph. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

Henry James I hang back from the threshold. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

At present we must all keep silence so as to give Polwin enough rope to hang himself. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis I’d like to hang every buttinsky that helps any nigger to go to college, and deep down in your heart, Firelock, so would you. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Wherewith displeasde they hang their heads So angry soone they grow And from their odoriferous beds Their sweets at it they throw. Muses Elizium by Michael Drayton [1630]

Henry Kingsley But mind,” said he, with a snarl, “if I catch you playing false, by the Lord, I’ll hang you for love. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

I’ve laid the spell to bring him back to these moors where he courted me, and when he comes back I hang him — hang him — hang him!’ and she thumped on the ground. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis Oh, hang it, I don’t much care. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

She could only hang about her in speechless grief, and caress her fondly, while Amy cried, and tried to comfort her, till her mother came to wish her good night. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Henry James They could not hang me, for it was not with my hand I struck her. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

It was in one piece, with no chink for my benefit, but it did not hang straight, bulging towards me under the pressure of something — human shoulders by the shape. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

I wondered what Mr. Wilcox’s feelings would be if he ever came to learn that he had done his utmost to hang a man by the utterance of as great a lie as ever yet was told. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Virginia Woolf His expression, considering the daggers, coming to this conclusion, gave Giles another peg on which to hang his rage as one hangs a coat on a peg, conveniently. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Robert Louis Stevenson At the approach of the rainy season a deathly chill and a graveyard smell began to hang about the lower floors; and diseases of the chest are common and fatal among house-keeping people of either sex. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle And yet there was something in the man’s manner and voice which made them hang on every word. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle There’s only one way out of it, and that is to hang together, unless, as the saying goes, you mean to hang apart. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

There’s small good in making all the fuss he does about it; if he knew but all, there’s no such thing as a secret herehang the one have I, I know, just because there’s no use in trying. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rafael Sabatini But if we have hanged one man for your robbery of me, yet there are counts enough besides, against you on which to hang you as well. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Edith Wharton We’ve kept ‘The Vital Thing’ going for eighteen months — but, hang it, it ain’t so vital any more. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Sinclair Lewis As in a Pullman berth, he wriggled out of his coat and vest and tie, tried to hang them on the edge of the bunk, then in fury threw them into the air, to flop on the floor. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Handel Richardson SHEERLY A PLEASURE. It was true, old Barker intended to hang on to the two clubs in the meanwhile; but by Christmas he might hope to have these in his own hands. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Now may I hang on one of your gibbets but I’ll dry somebody’s tears,” and he pounced savagely upon this little martyr, like a kite on a chick, but with more generous intentions. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

There was one place where I had to hang on by a very narrow crack while I scraped with the axe a hollow for my right foot. Prester John by John Buchan

E. Phillips Oppenheim There’s one more thunderbolt they’re forging for us which I want to get the hang of and there’s one more final chapter in our scheme of the last three months to be let loose on them. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Anthony Trollope Though they should hang him, she would bathe his body with her tears, and live as a woman should live who had loved a murderer to the last. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Fine pair of love birds! Adele isn’t worth the rope to hang her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

E. F. Benson I wonder they haven’t sent some plush monkeys climbing up into spiders’ webs to hang in the windows. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

I think it’s a shame they don’t hang him out of hand, without making all this fuss about it. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I want to hang on to those few breathless, heroic moments when I stood out before them all and let them know I was more than a damn bobbing, squawking clown. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

D. H. Lawrence Richard Lovat had nothing to hang on to but his own soul. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Morrison Ain’t all that enough to hang Cap’en Nat Kemp, if the police was to drop in sudden on the whole thing?” Dan’s mouth opened, and his face cleared a little. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Rudyard Kipling Roughly, two hundred go out of a morning, and, it is to be feared, learn from the heavy going of the Jodhpur courses how to hang in their stride. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Andrew Lang He admitted that ‘he had intended to hang Lawrence and Cole.’ It is a curious case. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis And not caring a hang whether he was “black” or “white,” so long as his customers and his Swiss sweetheart liked him. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Lawson Just take my advice and leave things to me, and we’ll hang out all right. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Tobias Smolle Besides, the rooms are all dark, and a great many of the pictures hang in a bad light. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

She was so confused that she did not even think of looking for her pocket; she simply held her packet tight, and let her hand hang down, hiding it in the folds of her wide dressing-gown. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Virginia Woolf If only she’d a back-cloth to hang between the trees — to shut out cows, swallows, present time! But she had nothing. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

I do hope that, this time, no false sentimentality will be allowed to interfere, and that they will hang the man. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

D. H. Lawrence They hang on to their old positions when the position is over-past, till they become infested with little worms and dry-rot. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins I’ll hang about in the fir plantation, and wait till you pick me up. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Rafael Sabatini In England you go hourly in danger of capture, and “Scudding Tom” will unquestionably hang if he be taken. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Ford Madox Ford And, hang it all, there was room for him! The land had not changed. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Their usual practice was to hang in rowboats round some unfortunate ship becalmed in sight of their coast, like a troop of vultures hopping about the carcass of a dead buffalo on a plain. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

They are strong enough to afford a presumption against his innocence; but I doubt if they are strong enough to hang him. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

In vain I hang about him, pleading for just a turn or two on the terrace where the sunshine falls hottest. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

Sinclair Lewis I’d of thought that after getting this look-in at a lot of good decent farmers, you’d get over this high-art stuff, but you hang right on. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence And will you hang your coat in the hall?” she said to Ciccio. “Oh!” said Madame roughly. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton In that shining unshaken surface the houses hang head downwards exactly to their highest or lowest chimney. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

We can’t hang him on any such argument as that. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy Though, of course, there’s the question whether he ought to be allowed to hang on to his property. To Let by John Galsworthy

Margaret Oliphant He will come round again, and then he will be ready to hang himself. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have enemies here accustomed to drive hard; his Grace is in his own country, Lovat by his side; and if there should hang any ambiguity over our proceedings I think I might very well awake in gaol. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle From what you have told me I think that it is possible that graver issues hang from it than might at first sight appear. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Henry David Thoreau They are no better than wooden horses to hang the clean clothes on. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

They didn t care a hang for George. George had gone back to his berth for something at the last moment and got caught. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Your reasoning and deductions were excellent in every particular, and thanks to you we’ve got enough evidence now, I should say, to hang him on both counts. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle I wish you to go to this polite Englishman at Almeixal.’ ‘Yes, Marshal.’ ‘And to hang him to the nearest tree. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Anthony Trollope There are women always in the market ready to buy for themselves the right to hang on the arm of a real gentleman. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

It was a stark impossibility to hang about on the off-chance of meeting Blenkiron. I reflected with some bitterness that this was the 17th day of January, the day of our assignation. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Mark Twain They hang and kick and stone and scald these wretched creatures to the very verge of death, and then leave them to live and suffer. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Meredith They hang on him like an ill-conditioned prickly garment; and if he complains of the irritation they cause him, they one and all denounce his irritable skin. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

But hang it! come and dine with me. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle And here, come rain, come shine, shall I, his mother, sit while two bones hang together of the man who slow my heart’s darling. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

E. Phillips Oppenheim Sure you can’t hang on until tomorrow?” “Quite impossible. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Henry James This affair had no place in their scheme, and nothing was left for them but to hang their heads and close their eyes. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Then his father pitied his confusion, and said to him: “Nay, you need not to hang your head. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sir Walter Scott There wad be aye enow o’ young men left, if they were to hang the tae half o’ them. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Women would greet him at their doors as he passed, men exchange ‘Good-day’ with him, and sometimes children would hang about the courtyard, stroke the dog and watch Benjamin groom the two horses. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

M. R. James It suggested to him, however, that he might as well make a plan of his own maze and hang it in the hall for the use of visitors. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Rudyard Kipling All that Hay need do was to hang by ropes from the roof of the room and let the round earth swing free beneath him. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Were the shoes buckled or unbuckled when she cleaned them?’ Mrs Brett understood, and would the Inspector hang on? ‘No. I’m expecting an important call. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

It seemed odd when I did begin to come to myself, to notice how the people hung upon every word which the little man was uttering — and they had to hang if they wished to hear. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope We were delighted to hang Palmer — but we don’t know that he killed Cook. A learned man who knew more about it than we can know seemed to think that he didn’t. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Your ordination, should you meet with a bishop of liberal mind, like Whitefield’s friend, that good Bishop of Gloucester, ought not to hang tediously on hand. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Don’t let ’em hang me, Jack.” He rode his horse up to me, and caught me by the collar. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Sir Walter Scott I hope Saint Patrick sung better than Blattergowl’s precentor, or it would be hangchoice between the poet and psalmist. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edith Wharton It was a good deal more expensive — but, hang it, he’d write another story: it was wonderful, how the unwritten stories were accumulating on the shelves of his mental library. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We put him on our suspected list, and if he was not going to hang for Meldicott’s murder, he would have been shot as a spy before very long. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

D. H. Lawrence He saw the rosiness of it hang trembling with light, above the east. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His trunk and suitcase awaited him at the station; his watch was beginning to hang heavy in his pocket. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arthur Conan Doyle But hang it, man! What did you do it for? That’s what gets over me. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Were you to hang about the doors of the Raven — this evening, even — you’d be sure to get the opportunity, for he is always passing in and out. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Here the Directors were at pains to attract the best painters of the day and to hang their pictures in such a way that their artistic qualities had full effect. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Henry Handel Richardson As I say, does she need to open her mouth? Not she! She’s only got to let it hang at the corners, and you reek, you drip with guilt. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

That he may help me to put a nail in here or a nail in there, or help his dear mother to hang a picture. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

His voice was as soft and gentle as any girl’s — when he was asking a jury to hang a man he was always the very pink of courtesy, and I wonder how many he had sent that way in his time. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Jack London And so they are going to hang me. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Wilkie Collins There was Anne’s room, visible through the wall! He softly parted the light curtains that hang over the bed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Arthur Morrison It seems, in fact, that they had a way of threatening to hang him and even to cut off his hand if he used it to strike their mother. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells I must go to them and talk to them, and tell them of you and of all the things that hang over us. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Marjorie Bowen The dim-walled staircase revealed nothing but more dust, yet this would serve as a peg for ill-humor to hang on, so Florence pouted. Florence Flannery by Marjorie Bowen

In short they hang about their prey before they pounce upon it. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy If you let the house and ground slip between ye, I won’t marry; hang me if I will! For folks won’t deserve a husband that can do such things. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim He began to hang about the police courts, to scrape acquaintance with the smaller fry amongst the detectives. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She’s got strength enough to hang onto other folks till she kills ’em. Luella Miller by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

The only thing now was to collar him before he left the country, for there was ample evidence to hang him on. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins There was a constant restraint, hardly perceptible to most people, but plainly visible, nevertheless, to me, which seemed to accompany his lightest words, and to hang about his most familiar manner. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

But they would not tarry there, though it might be necessary to hang a few rogues for the general comfort — some of Crummle’s dogs — Dr John London and others. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Oscar Wilde A ring of gold and a milk-white dove Are goodly gifts for thee, And a hempen rope for your own love To hang upon a tree. Poems by Oscar Wilde [1881]

It used to hang on one side, and his wife’s on the other; but hers has been removed, or else you might see something of what she was. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Plaited blinds of crimson silk hang before the Gothic windows, filled with marvellous stained glass. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

William Makepeace Thackeray How distinct are these rustics from those whom we have just been examining! They hang about the purlieus of the metropolis: Brook Green, Epsom, Greenwich, Ascot, Goodwood, are their haunts. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

If I irritated him he would get nasty and refuse to listen and hang me up for hours. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

While thus they pass, the sun his glory shrouds, The changing skies hang out their sable clouds; A sound in air presaged approaching rain, And beasts to cover scud across the plain. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

On his present decision might be said to hang the future fortunes of each one of his followers, — poverty or independence during the remainder of his days. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Even Time seems to hang his scythe daily on the branch of an orange tree while he takes a siesta and a cigarette. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

The matter must be judged before the lady; and she was quite young, and far more like to hang me for slandering her cousin, and a gentleman, and a handsome man, than to make him give me back my own. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

All had garlands of flowers to hang on the altars; and for these lights and ornaments, and silk and tinsel robes, they save up all their money. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Marjorie Bowen She arrayed herself in a brown dress, plain and straight, and took the two fishes from their velvet bag to hang them round her neck. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

Now it doesn’t want arguing that a gang of that kind has got to hang close together or they may hang separately. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Their past services are remembered by his Majesty; ours only noted by the Recorder. They save themselves, for they hang by one another; we go to the devil, for we hang by ourselves. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Jack London As Ed Morrell once rapped to me with his knuckles: “The worst possible use you can put a man to is to hang him. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

I had enough strength in my left arm to hang on, but one poor wretch was spilt on to the floor and suffered God knows what agonies. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Trollope It will be my pleasure, when my boy marries, to hang them round his bride’s neck. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Carlyle All true work of a man, hang the author of it on what gibbet you like, must and will accomplish itself. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

D. H. Lawrence When your blood’s up, you don’t hang half-way. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

None seemed to satisfy her, and she tore it down again and let it hang till supper-time, when she wound it up in its usual simple knot. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang You will see that with this rope he will soon hang himself. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton I was used by now to mere unadjectived loveliness, the kind that youth and spirits hang like a rosy veil over commonplace features, an average outline and a pointless merriment. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

The mountains seemed almost to hang over us, and apparently from the very heart of them there came out, at regular intervals, a loud echoing sound, which affected me as hardly human. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

H. G. Wells Then for a space the road ran naked across a down, and they seemed to hang throbbing in immensity. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Our lives may hang upon a word. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Your whole blundering Government will work to hang you. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Andrew Lang Then he spoke: “Take care, or I’ll hang you up again. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf Now I am getting the hang of it. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

H. G. Wells But it was merely that when he was interested or when he was occupied with an idea for action he used to let the left-hand corner of his mouth hang down. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Edith Wharton I think it’s lovely, you know; I mean to hang it in my mother’s sitting-room. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

George Meredith Smile—they dance: be doleful—they hang themselves. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

We had only to come below when the watch was out, wring our wet clothes, hang them up to chafe against the bulkheads, and turn in and sleep as soundly as we could, until our watch was called again. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

H.P. Lovecraft Better hang up and try Information.” Immediately I heard the receiver go on the hook at the other end. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was Murdoch’s character and the mystery which seemed to hang round the man. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

H. G. Wells Voulez vous me directer la? “Bit rummy, I expect, from the point of view of grammar,” said Bert, “but they ought to get the hang of it all right. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

John Lewis Burckhard The mustachios are always cut closely, and never allowed to hang over the lips; in this they differ from the northern Turks, who seldom touch their thick bushy mustachios with scissors. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

E. Phillips Oppenheim I shall claim the privilege of my profession to hang on to you now and then. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Walter Scott Also it must often happen that various prolixities and redundancies occur in the course of an interchange of letters, which must hang as a dead weight on the progress of the narrative. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Benjamin Disraeli This mighty nose seemed to hang almost to its owner’s chest. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Kenneth Grahame Should they fail to hang together in perilous times, what disasters, what ignominies may not be looked for? Possibly even an extinction of the tribe. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Anna Katherine Green Will you hear it, judge? Issues of no common importance hang upon your decision. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

D. H. Lawrence He liked to hang over her chair, and he made a great event of offering her a cigarette whenever they met, although he himself never smoked. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Theodore Dreiser For this reason the young boy loved to hang about the Columbus House. It seemed to him that this hotel was the centre and circumference of all that was worth while in the social sense. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Green Ingersoll Over hot fires hang caldrons with fifty or sixty people in each, and devils are poking the fires. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Hang them, say I.’ ‘Yes, yes, hang them without mercy. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Elizabeth Gaskell I only mean for Jem’s sake; and so much is known, it won’t do now to hang back. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Virginia Woolf I do not watch the setter nose in a circle, or lie at night watching the leaves hide the stars and the stars move and the leaves hang still. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They were in the country now, hurrying between tangled growths of bright-green coppice and grass and tall trees that sent sprays of foliage to hang a cool welcome over the road. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells And you’ll have to hang about upside down a bit. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope If it could be proved that the man had bought this weapon, or even such a weapon, in Paris then — so said all the police authorities — it might be worth while to make an attempt to hang him. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

A woman caught him around the waist and tried to hang on. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Jack London I stepped forward as interpreter, for already I had the hang of several score of Korean words. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Thomas Hardy He’ll hang on till the end of the year I should say. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

She was a careful and thrifty housewife, but, whenever her domestic tasks allowed, she would return to hang with devout attention on the discourse that fell from her wise husband. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

He didn’t hang back much after that. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Elizabeth Gaskell This evening she had returned loaded with nettles, and her first object was to light a candle and see to hang them up in bunches in every available place in her cellar room. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Meredith There’s nought for us here save to count the clock, And hang the head all day: But over the hills we’ll bound, old hound, Over the hills and away. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

They’d hang you in six months. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Here the greatest difficulty confronted Clayton, for he had no means whereby to hang his massive door now that he had built it. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Anthony Trollope Lopez can come in an hang up his hat whenever it pleases him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray You don’t intend to rebuke us for making your fortune, do you?” “No, hang it, no!” says I, and shook hands with him, and accepted a glass of sherry and biscuits, which he ordered forthwith. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Titus Andronicus. Make me to see it; or at the least so prove it, That the probation bear no hinge nor loop To hang a doubt on. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

The material treasure, the hard cash, which had lately set him in a glow, seemed now to load his chest and hang heavy round the neck of his heart. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Anyhow, as long as they didn’t hit the trail off to the entrance, we couldn’t be in a safer place, and though there didn’t seem much to do we thought we’d manage to hang it out somehow. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Wilkie Collins When the prisoner took his place in the dock on the second day, there was but one conviction in the minds of the people in courteverybody said, “The clock will hang him. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Now if you call a Memphis man a Jelly-bean he will quite possibly pull a long sinewy rope from his hip pocket and hang you to a convenient telegraph-pole. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells And I don’t care if I have to hang every speculator in the world. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Henry James Then she understood as well as if he had spoken it that what he wanted, hang it, was that she should let him off with all the honours — with all the appearance of virtue and sacrifice on his side. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Charles Dickens Felons hang in chains on every moor and heath. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Rent from the corpse, on yonder pin I hang the scales that braced it in; I hang my studious morning gown, And write my own inscription down. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Anne Bronte There is nothing about him to hang one’s esteem and affection upon; he is so diametrically opposite to what I imagined my husband should be. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

She had gone out to hang out some clothes in the garden, leaving one of her younger children alone, asleep in his cradle. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Willa Cather At first the golden light seemed to hang like a wave upon the rim of the canyon; the trees and bushes up there, which one scarcely noticed at noon, stood out magnified by the slanting rays. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Charles Kingsley I’ll hang you, as I am a Christian; and I give you free leave to hang me. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Virginia Woolf And when I met you in the place where one goes to hang up one’s coat I said to myself, “It does not matter whom I meet. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You come right in here and hang your key up. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

I had been seen in bad company, but that fact would not suffice to hang a man under British rule. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Jonathan Swif This was pretty; and I believe he wished every word he spoke was a halter to hang me. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

After that we’ll hang him up to feed the crows. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

D. H. Lawrence If you don’t hang on to it in your mind, it’s nothing. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Had the police spy whose testimony is likely to hang me, climbed the tree a moment sooner than he did, he would have seen that. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling When the divans are full the surplus hang from the roof by leathers. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]