Phrases with "hang"

From one boundary-wall to the other there was not a bush old enough to hang an association upon. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George MacDonald This was Diamond and it wasn’t Diamond. Diamond didn’t hang his head like that; yet the head that was hanging was very like the one that Diamond used to hold so high. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Henry James If I had any money to spend I would buy some and take them back, to hang up. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Hope Go round to the front, and, hang you, stay there,” said Sapt. The officer stared, as well he might. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Wilkie Collins The hideously ridiculous love-locks which used to hang on either side of her face are now replaced by stiff little rows of very short curls, of the sort one sees in old-fashioned wigs. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry James That makes it hang together it makes YOU hang together. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Robert Louis Stevenson Von Rosen had the captain’s eye in matters of the toilette; she was none of those who hang in Fabian helplessness among their finery and, after hours, come forth upon the world as dowdies. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ford Madox Ford But, even in her debased condition, she was not the person to hang about. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

But we mustn’t hang about here. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Walter Scott He threw loose his pilgrim’s dress, yet suffering part of its dark folds to hang around him mantle-wise; under which appeared his minstrel’s tabard. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

John Galsworthy It’s the feeling of something hanging over me, that’ll hang over her too. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Christ, to think of it! We’ve got to hang together and put our foot down on this at once. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins I try to persuade myself that time does not hang at all heavily on my hands, and that 1 am happier with nothing to do than ever I was with a long day’s work before me. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

She could not, to use her own jargon, get the hang of him. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

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

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]

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]

But it seemed that they must hang where he had hung them, and for once I saw them hanging straight. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

But now he was troubled; a light veil seemed to hang before his mental vision; the awakening of a tenderness, indistinct and confused as yet, towards an unknown woman. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

He lifted his eyes to the sky, and then let his glassy stare descend to meet the horizon that, tilting up to an angle of forty degrees, seemed to hang on a slant for a while and settled down slowly. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle If there is a law in England, you shall hang for what you have done. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

There was no need to hang the clock on its nail (and, indeed, I was not disposed to part with it so soon), but it must be fixed up somehow so that the weight and the pendulum could hang free. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

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]

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]

Isabella Bird Brown dust-storms career wildly over the plain, or hang heavily over it in dust clouds, and the sand-flies are abundant and merciless. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Victor Hugo What a delight it was to the crown, in the last century, to be able to hang a peer, Lord Ferrers! However, they hung him with a silken rope. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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

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. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

The aristocracy all hang together, whatever Selina and Ada may say. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Edith Wharton People are not going to hang round the waiting-room. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Sinclair Lewis Posters admonished: Sell your hammer and buy a horn, But hang onto the old fly-swatter. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Between the windows hang family portraits, and a fine stone-sculptured sixteenth-century fireplace and overmantel at one end of the Saal faces a magnificent black carved buffet at the other. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Charles Dickens In the Lord’s name let me be sent to Bloomsbury Square. Don’t hang me here. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood retired to the hall to hang up his overcoat and came back smiling. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Going down to Liverpool to hang his work, it was proposed to him by Mr. Lowndes that he should paint a picture of the Duke of Wellington on the field of Waterloo, twenty years after the battle. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

George Meredith Good Lord! you threatened to hang yourself, guitar and all. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Sir Walter Scott I give your honour leave to hang Shemus, if there’s a pair of sheers in the Highlands that has a baulder sneck than her’s ain at the cumadh an truais’ (shape of the trews). Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

We always noticed that a good many of the sort of men that never seemed to do any digging and yet always had good clothes and money to spend used to hang about when the escort was starting. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

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]

Anthony Trollope Well, he was the only frind you’d left me, and now that you’ve murdhered him, you may go now; you may go now — but mind I tell you, they’ll be sure to hang you. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Only you must hang me before she comes back from America.” “It is a little too soon to talk of hanging,” Barker said, with a faint smile. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

William Morris Shall I call the guard To hang them, sir? and yet, sir, for the tools, We’d better keep them still; sir, fare you well. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Giles was ready to hang himself with vexation. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Henry David Thoreau The very dew seemed to hang upon the trees later into the day than usual, as on the sides of mountains. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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

H. G. Wells Whatever happened they were not going to hang that poor, silly, hunted cheat Sumner. Whatever happened, the story of Hetty must not come out. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

George Meredith The lapses of precious things must needs carry us, both by weight and example, and it will ceaselessly be, that we are possessed by the treasure we possess, we hang on it. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

William Hazlitt That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Oscar Wilde There is no chapel on the day On which they hang a man: The Chaplain’s heart is far too sick, Or his face is far too wan, Or there is that written in his eyes Which none should look upon. The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde [1898]

In a crude, boyish way, he had begun to get the hang of this money-business. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Eliot It was not a very long chain, only allowing the locket to hang a little way below the edge of her frock. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

E. F. Benson He will certainly hang it and she will see it there. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Science not only furnishes extraordinary situations for curdling tales, but it is an excellent hook to hang supernatural tales upon, for it gives an excuse for believing anything, however incredible. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Great estates sometimes hang upon the breath of a dying man. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Charles Dickens My mother at fifty I hang in the seclusion of my own chamber, as a remembrance sacred to me. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

I forget now what he played, but I remember as distinctly as if it were but yesterday the way in which she appeared to hang upon every note. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

What am I to do with it? — hang it. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Supposing he forgot to hang it up to-night of all nights! Supposing he took it away with him by mistake! I went into the scullery directly he had gone. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Anthony Trollope She was to be left desolate by all, because men had told lies of her! She had the price in her hands, but she felt herself tempted to do as Judas did — to go out and hang herself. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis So, hang it, I’ve got to leave you, and leave Buck and Sis, and go. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Week after week, horror upon horror was to gather on the city; fear was to hang over it like a dreadful cloud, and panic even was to seize the strongest as they went upon their ways. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

R. D. Blackmore In summer they hang like a permanent shower of green to refresh the bright water; and in winter, like loose osier-work, or wattles curved for binding. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

William Godwin At length they came to a lofty tree, where Faustus ordered them to stop; and the butler was in the greatest fright, apprehending that they would do no less than hang him. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Sir Walter Scott Were I once safe among the horse-coursers in Smithfield, or Turnbull Street, they should have leave to hang me as high as St. Paul’s if I e’er meddled more with nobles, knights, or gentlewomen. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Arthur Conan Doyle What about this curtain? You hang your clothes behind it. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

If you wish to hang Chvabrine, hang on the same gallows this lad, so that they need have naught wherewith to reproach each other. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Virginia Woolf They hang together, in sentences, in paragraphs, sometimes for whole pages at a time. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Charles Dickens I showed him where to hang it, so that I might have a good view of it; and he went away; and I lay under the sofa on my chest, for a couple of hours or so, waiting. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

But it is no use being angry and trying to hang a threat of penal servitude over the heads of the directors of shipping companies. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

The coppery twilight retired slowly, and the darkness brought out overhead a swarm of unsteady, big stars, that, as if blown upon, flickered exceedingly and seemed to hang very near the earth. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Henry Adams Had young Adams been told that his life was to hang on the correctness of his estimate of the new President, he would have lost. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells If I ride for ever, I shall never have decent hands, I shall always hang on my horse’s mouth at a gallop, I shall never be sure at a jump. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

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

George Elio I hang back a little from signing on that account, as Prendergast might not take the protest well if Deb Traunter went with you. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Rudyard Kipling SO means “come and have dinner,” but sho means the drying-poles where we hang our hides. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

Rudyard Kipling There has been — for years an’ years an’ years; an’ I wud ha’ thought they’d begin to get the hang av providin’ for throops. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Charles Kingsley But Amyas having, as he phrased it, “fleshed his dogs,” was loth to hang about the islands after the alarm had been given. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Rudyard Kipling Yea, hang me tomorrow, with my letter to Robert round my neck, but let the boy go. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Robert Louis Stevenson And on one thing my mind is made up: I will not hang if I can help it. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope It wasn’t right to hang men for stealing sheep. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Boom-boom! Ding-dong! “Let the gold gods listen! In my garden; what care I Where my lily bells hang mute! Snowy-sweet they glisten Where I’m singing to my lute. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Miles Franklin It did not take me long to change my clothes, hang them to dry, and appear on the main veranda where Miss Augusta was still sewing. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Rudyard Kipling A manufacturer in this part of the world does not hang out a sign. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

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]

Had it? Would hang the bally affair round his neck! And he proceeded to do this immediately, producing a string (which looked like a bit of a cotton shoe-lace) for the purpose. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

It was all very well to hang on to your own crime, and the kudos of a solution, when there was a crime. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Arthur Machen But in this place, where life and death hang in the balances which are in your hands, there is no room for mistakes, since here mistakes are irreparable. The Islington Mystery by Arthur Machen

Give him rope enough and he’ll hang himself in his own good time. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Many people would have thanked him for doing so; and some have thought it a good book on which to hang their own reflections and illustrations. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Wilkie Collins Only let me end in winning Alicia, and I am resigned to the loss of whatever small shreds and patches of respectability still hang about me — such was my philosophy. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Edith Wharton He spoke of her once or twice, in an easy incidental way, and her name seemed to hang in the air after he had uttered it, like a chord that continues to vibrate. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

George Gissing Bertha, you don’t think she’ll hang about the house, and lie in wait for me, to be revenged? We must tell the policeman to look out for her. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Baldwin Spencer It is made of a cord of human hair string from which short lengths of string, arranged in pairs, each about eight inches long and ending in little knots of beeswax, hang down. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Charles Dickens Touching the child’s lips with the brighter wreath, he guided her hand to hang it on the Cross; then hung his own wreath there. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

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. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

But our merchant-ships, which should be quick to help us, hang back. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

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]

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

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]

Edith Wharton And it pays you to hang on to me on that chance. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Edith Wharton She idolizes me, you know — and, hang it! I’ve got a good record. The Choice by Edith Wharton [1916]

Walter Scott These things, Sir Knight, hang not so well together, that I should receive them as gospel. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Henry Handel Richardson He doesn’t care a hang for me. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle The vast audience seemed to hang on every word which passed between them. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling Then Phil said he had run over an old lady up the road, but wished to explain and to hang like a gentleman. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

But I dared not face the prospect of being handed, there and then, to the police; of being delivered by him into their clutches, with his evidence to hang me. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

In the smoking-room he did not hang back at all. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Henry James But from what you tell me, Mr. Striker may now go hang himself. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle If he can’t make his way to her, let him hang about the house, and see and hear all that he can. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Henry David Thoreau There is not a nail to hang a picture on, nor a shelf to receive the bust of a hero or a saint. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Thomas Wolfe That kind always hang together — sure they do! . You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And I’ll look over the whole field of knowledge and pick out something and really know about it, so I’ll have it to hang on to if I go to pieces again. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

They were not quite sure what intoxicating liquor was, but they liked the cards and were pleased when their uncle offered to have them framed to hang over their beds at home. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Henry Handel Richardson The Piccolo, summoned by a general shout, was bade to dispose of the garbage instantly, and to hang the coat in a draughty place to air. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

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

I was to be lulled into false security, and I was to be given a further length of rope so that the chance would still exist that, figuratively speaking, I should yet hang myself. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Sir Walter Scott It is a great hinderance to any man who would rise in the world, to have such friends to hang by his skirts, in hope of being towed up along with him. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Arthur Conan Doyle On what absurd trifles do our destinies hang — a pig on one side, Etienne Gerard on the other! Could I spring over the wall and get the sword? Impossible! The Prussians were already in the yard. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Abraham Merri I saw the two walk toward her, Chiu–Ming hang back. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

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

Arthur Conan Doyle The Sepoys, who had been inclined to hang back, came on again the moment he was disposed of, and it did not take us long to consummate our victory. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

H. G. Wells She tried valiantly to hang on to what I was saying, but the gap was too wide. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

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]

Arnold Bennett His lower lip seemed to hang precariously away from his gums. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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]

Ford Madox Ford She heard all the newspapers, all the halfpenny-paper journalists in creation crying in chorus! But hang it: it was true! If, six years ago, she had kissed the . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

That’s where they’ll hang him. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

I understood that they wanted to hang me, and I wanted not to be hung, desperately, from that moment. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

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]

Tobias Smolle Sir Knight, if you will slay the justice, hang the constable, release your squire, and burn the town, your name will be famous in story; but, if you are content, I am thankful. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

He would tell her to go hang herself. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

They used to hang crosswise under a photograph of himself in uniform in his wife’s little drawing-room. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Virginia Woolf I can’t think, I can’t work, I don’t care a hang for anything in the world. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Andrew Lang The doom of Landless is conspicuously fixed, and why is Landless to be killed by Jasper? Merely to have a count on which to hang Jasper! He cannot be hanged for killing Drood, if Drood is alive. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

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

And does anyone explain how the much-pointed-at Dighton wasn’t hauled home by the scruff of his neck to hang for regicide?’ ‘Oh, no. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Jack London Political economy and the survival of the fittest can go hang if they say otherwise. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Not only did he neglect his usual work in order to hang round her from morning to night, but he paid her many clumsy compliments and gave other similar indications of the state of his affections. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Meredith Dacier had to hang on the step to see her in the farewell. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson How quick bright things come to confusion! When we arise next morning, the grey showers fall steadily, the trees hang limp, and the face of the stream is spoiled with dimpling raindrops. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

If we try to work it through the police alone, they’ll beat us, for Loudon will manage to hang the business up till it’s too late. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

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

But I wanted to hang on to it at least until Nigel and Timmy and Charles are grown-up. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Anthony Trollope Then surely the Secretary of State should have sent him out as though acquitted; and, not daring to hang him, should have treated him as innocent. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Richard Burton Some tribes trim their mustaches according to the “Sunnat”; the Shafe’i often shave them, and many allow them to hang Persian-like over the lips. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jules Verne As a last resource the boatswain allowed his naked leg to hang over the side of the raft; the monsters, however, were proof even against this attraction. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Robert Louis Stevenson You are to hang for a dirty murder about boddle-pieces. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang The water-lilies around the edge began to droop, and the palms to hang their heads, and the ducks’ favourite swimming place, where they could dive the deepest, to grow shallower and shallower. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I should be the victim of a judicial murder if they did hang me; but I did not see how my situation would be materially improved by that. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope In no other way could he hang on to the vast debt that was owing to him. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

We wont be able to hang more than two of them in the same room. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

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

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

Anthony Trollope I told him I was doing what I had a right to do — and it was that as made him hang on to me. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Truth to say, our ears have just been vexed by the doings of the same company, and I have even now made vow to hang the man who held the rank of captain over it. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Wilkie Collins Tell her I’ll hang it up in my bed-room, where I can see it every morning as soon as I wake. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

His life and his death both seem to hang on the turn of a thread. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

It was like a blind man with immense knowledge but no eyes, and therefore no peg to hang his knowledge on and make it useful. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Anthony Trollope If you will take my advice you’ll hang yourself;’ and so they parted. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Furphy I had the conversation to myself till he finished his work and took the turkey outside to hang it on the meat-pole. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Arthur Conan Doyle They couldn’t hang three for the death of one. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

I’ll, I’ll — oh! hang it. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

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]

Rudyard Kipling How many maids, and whose wives, hang upon thine eyelashes? Ye hail from Benares? I would have gone there again this year, but my daughter — we have only two sons. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

And, to be sure, I trust you’ll hang the prisoner, for if you don’t . Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

She was a pretty child—more robust than this one, and, as I thought, in less danger; but these little lives hang by the flimsiest thread. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Henry David Thoreau From the eaves and fences hang stalactites of snow, and in the yard stand stalagmites covering some concealed core. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

The same explanation have those words in which Zeus says he will, hang Hera and fasten two weights to her feet, namely, the land and the sea. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Oh it is a great logger-headed Chub: Come, hang him upon that Willow twig, and let’s be going. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

You are aware of your own imminent danger; the life, which you believe the discovery of a Dervish will indefinitely prolong, seems to my eye of physician to hang on a thread. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Sinclair Lewis The railroad president had said: “I don’t know what the trouble is, my boy, but you haven’t been worth a hang for quite a while now. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Jane Austen She could only hang over little Charles, with most disordered feelings. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It isn’t like him a bit to hang round any one as he does you, and you scarcely civil to him. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Theirs is not exactly the same quality as manly courage; that would never do, hang it all; we should have to give up trampling on them. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

He seemed to grow and hang over her in a vast imposing shadow. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing He asked himself why, after all, he should not hang on to the clue he had obtained from Polly, and why Greenacre should not be made use of. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

He’ll hang as soon as he is found, and Morgan knows all the burrows. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne Pendant ce trajet, la jeune femme revint complètement à elle; les vapeurs assoupissantes du hang se dissipèrent. Le Tour du Mond en Quatre-vingts Jours by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing Just sit and watch and listen, that’s all; to get the hang of the thing. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

When I had to sit alone with that corpse and wait on Fortune I was no better than a crushed worm, but if my neck’s safety was to hang on my own wits I was prepared to be cheerful about it. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Charles Kingsley They used to hang them then, and put them out of their misery; and I should have been put out of mine, and no one have been blamed but me for ever more. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

George Gissing To stab the root of a young tree, to hang crushing burdens upon it, to rend off its early branches — that is not the treatment likely to result in growth such as nature purposed. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

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

You see, that sort is busy all their lives in the City, or what not; then they retires when they gets about sixty, and they’re fit to hang themselves with dulness. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

D. H. Lawrence One morning Ciccio, who had begun to hang round her again, accompanied her as she set out to the library. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Goldwin Smith Lastly he tried to hang himself; and on this occasion he seems to have been saved not by the love of life, or by want of resolution, but by mere accident. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The manager, who had seen Mannister’s luggage, and noted the excellent hang of his dinner-coat, was exceedingly civil. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

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

Arthur Conan Doyle It was clear to him that some service or other was expected of him, and it was obviously his game therefore to hang back and not appear to be too eager to enter into young Girdlestone’s views. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Charles Kingsley The English hang on their skirts a mile or two behind. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

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]

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]

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]

Steele Rudd Dad saw it swinging, and said angrily to Joe: “Didn’t I tell you to take that down this morning?” Joe unhooked it and said: “But if I hang it anywhere else the dog’ll get it. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Jonathan Swif I am sorry he is dying; for they had found out a way to hang him. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

And he made up his mind, if no better thought came to him between that and there, so soon as he came to Murroa Wood, he’d hang himself from one of the oak branches with his cravat. Sir Dominick’s Bargain by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Robert Louis Stevenson Yet we could see the soldiers pike their bayonets among the heather, which sent a cold thrill into my vitals; and they would sometimes hang about our rock, so that we scarce dared to breathe. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Also they often hang their female malefactors, instead of drowning them decently, as other nations use. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade