Phrases with "having"

Arthur Conan Doyle Our own opponents, having a clear course before them, never slackened for an instant, but came thundering down with a jingling of harness and a tempest of oaths upon our rude barricades. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Elizabeth Gaskell No! his statement of having been a shop-boy was the thing I liked best of all. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Gissing One or two members having made remarks on this address, there ensued a pause, in the midst of which William Noble rose, and was received with much slapping of the table and clapping of hands. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The man who had spent the afternoon having tattoo marks painted on him skulked on the edge of the crowd, blushing furiously when any one told him he was sure to get it. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins In this case, it was as clear as daylight that somebody must have tampered with the single sealed packet which Bertot and Vassol swore to having left at the office. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

Elizabeth Von Arnim There was comfort in being hand in hand; besides, they were both tired, having gone further, in the absorption of their talk, than they realized. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Virginia Woolf To be having an awful scene — the poor girl looked absolutely desperate — in the middle of the morning. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Anthony Trollope He had accepted Mr. Quiverful’s resignation and therefore dreaded having to renew that matter with his wife. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Poor Ned alone was wanting, neither Richard nor John having offered to pay his fare to town. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

She looked at the clock, doubtingly, then, having reflected: “In my apartment,” said she, “we shall have an hour to ourselves. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

George Meredith Dandy was the cleaner of boots and runner of errands in the household of Melchisedec, having originally entered it on a dark night by the cellar. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Even with her children she was not comfortable, for they were growing and insisted on having lives and personalities of their own. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing A dozen callers were in the room, he had no opportunity for private speech, and went away without having mentioned the step he was about to take. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

He cursed himself for his mole-like obtuseness in having thought last night that she was playing into her mother’s hands. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

The natural effect from so much fine writing is, that the reader rises with the impression of having been engaged upon a most eloquent work. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Walter Scott At a small distance from the gate of the mansion, extended, as in those days was usual, a straggling hamlet, having a church in the centre. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Henry Handel Richardson But all the same it IS odd — I mean the fact of her never having married. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Kingsley They had heard reports about his living with a woman and having had a baby born. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

If so, it follows that the pastor having most “cheek” is best qualified for cleansing the pagan soul. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Henry James Old players have a fancy that when luck has turned her back on them they can put her into good-humour again by having their stakes placed by a novice. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

As a matter of fact, we’re damned lucky in having him with us in a tight corner like this. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Henry Handel Richardson Doubtful she was, and doubtful she remained: an attitude of mind that severely tried Mahony’s temper, he having more than one private scruple of his own. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

I have promised you to say nothing of having met you here; and I will say nothing, or of what you tell me. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

Then, with a sudden movement, and without having looked at it, he put Boringdon’s back on the ledge of the prie-dieu. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

D. H. Lawrence Standard Five girls were having a singing lesson, just finishing the la-me-doh-la exercises and beginning a ‘sweet children’s song’. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton From behind the two black-coated doctors as they stood on the lawn another figure somewhat similarly dressed strode hurriedly past them, having also grizzled hair and an open flapping frock-coat. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Do not make me bitterly regret having listened to a feeling stronger than anything else. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The worthless Duke of Buckingham, having debauched the Countess of Shrewsbury, was challenged by her husband to mortal combat in January 1668. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith Her look at Ammiani struck Wilfrid as having a peculiar burden either of meaning or of passion in it. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Anthony Trollope When his father told him that he was bound to do something before he got married, he could not have intended to accuse him of having been hitherto idle. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce Or through M’Coy. The cat, having cleaned all her fur, returned to the meatstained paper, nosed at it and stalked to the door. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

E. F. Benson It was getting chilly of nights in the shanty, and he looked forward to the time when, Adele having left the Hurst, his cottage could be restored to him. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

It was the Squire thought of having the plants brought into the hall. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Helen Zimmern She has good luck in having a pen which walks at once so unweariedly and so well. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Henry James Why should a man who struck her as having a great fund of reserve suddenly bring himself to be so confidential? This was his affair, however, and his confidences were interesting. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

James Joyce She was well under ninety, poor late Mrs, and had tastes of the poetics, me having stood the pilgarlick a fresh at sea when the moon also was standing in a corner of sweet Standerson my ski. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

George Meredith The secretary had spoken of Mrs. Lawrence as having the look of a handsome boy; and Aminta’s view of her now underwent a change likewise. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Ford Madox Ford She had accused him of having Valentine Wannop for his mistress . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Henry James For the present, moreover, this experience was stayed, Lady Coxon having in fact gone abroad accompanied by her niece. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Anthony Trollope Emancipation of serfs and thrals, of bondsmen and slaves, has always meant this — that men having been so taught, should then work without coercion. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green But I cannot help having some feeling for the boy I have seen grow up from a babe in arms to a healthy, brilliant manhood. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

But you shall have your own way; having deprived you of every other luxury, at least, you shall have your will; which, you know, compensates for every thing with your obstinate sex. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins You are a foreigner by your accent — you will like me all the better for having a foreign name. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Benjamin Disraeli The whip will be an excuse, but the real business will be Euphrosyne. I should delight in having her for a sister-in-law, but the affair will require management. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Apparently the suppression of the P.O.U.M. had a retrospective effect; the P.O.U.M. was now illegal, and therefore one was breaking the law by having previously belonged to it. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Robert Louis Stevenson The incident is at least curious in having happened to such a person — as the tale is being told of him. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassant Well, then, yesterday, the locksmith having put on the iron shutters and door, I left everything open until midnight, although it was getting cold. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

E. Nesbi Some of them had run a little, because of Phyllis having put the Brunswick black on too eagerly, but the words were quite easy to read. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

This arose, first, from want of education, and, secondly, from her having lived amongst an inferior set of people. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

BUT, having entertained you with things I don’t like, ’tis but just I should tell you something that pleases me. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

H. Rider Haggard George, having said grace, relapsed into moody silence, eating and drinking with gusto but in moderation, and savouring every sup of wine and morsel of food as though he regretted its departure. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence His wife was a thin, pale, sharp kind of person with no fortune of her own, and the misfortune of having to regulate her husband’s rather sordid amorous exploits. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Alfred Tennyson As in some mystic middle state I lay; Seeing I saw not, hearing not I heard: Though, if I saw not, yet they told me all So often that I speak as having seen. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Theodore Dreiser He had learned to take an interest in chair-caning, having become so proficient that he could seat twenty in a day if he chose, and in working in the little garden in spring, summer, and fall. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

James Joyce Gabriel took his seat boldly at the head of the table and, having looked to the edge of the carver, plunged his fork firmly into the goose. Dubliners by James Joyce

R. D. Blackmore But having thus begun it, she would not turn back, and be angry with her idle fears when she came to think of them. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Isabella Bird A third and very large class of slave-owners is to be found, who, having inherited their property in slaves, want the means of judiciously emancipating them. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Nikolai Gogol He had served in a cavalry regiment and had even passed for one of its most accomplished officers, having constantly shown himself at all the balls and parties wherever his regiment was quartered. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

Henry James He asked Isabel if Mr. Goodwood also had wanted to marry her, and expressed surprise at her not having accepted him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Sinclair Lewis She was indignant that Carol should not be utterly fulfilled in having borne Kennicott’s child. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins When I next saw her, having your warning in my mind, I made my excuses, and said what I thought she would expect me to say, under the circumstances. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

H. G. Wells She reproached herself, he says, for failing to “understand” me and for having broken before I was ready to break. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Nikolai Gogol May Satan hereafter so push you into hell!” The last words she spoke from the street, having wisely gone out of his reach. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

Charles Dickens Never mind your having no enjoyment of women’s society, nor understanding of it, nor tact for it. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Thomas Hughes They must speak their mind about it, annoying all easy-going folk; and spend their time and money in having a tinker at it, however hopeless the job. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Gertrude Stein They could both of them, they did, both of them, they would, either of them, know that they were ones having been together and they were ones having been alone. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Anthony Trollope He found that Miss Todd was not good at having love made to her in public. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Maria Edgeworth The next morning he left the Black Islands, having received letters of business, he said, which required his immediate presence at Connal’s-town. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Benjamin Disraeli Young Faulcon made his escape, having previously whispered to another youth, not unheard by the Duke of St. James, that his mother was about to depart, and he was convoy. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Henry James He had grown old, in fine, as people you see after an interval sometimes strike you as having grown rich — too quickly for the honest, or at least for the straight, way. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Am I then actually hateful to him? or is he so proud he cannot bear the thought of my having the right to touch him? I looked in the glass when he went out. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens On the night before it, the bride again climbed to his window, and again saw him having his teeth filed sharp. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

A man followed the Bey about holding in his hand a golden cup, and leading a mule, having two paniers on its back full of water, which was brought from Tunis by camels. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

D. H. Lawrence She would be a splendid woman to look at, having just enough of Jewish blood to enrich her comeliness into beauty. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Andrew Lang There she met two Genii who had been fighting fiercely for two years, without one having got the least advantage over the other. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He shot a little, but moderately, having no inclination to foster what is called a head of game. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Otherwise, we presume Helen would have said that she regretted having left “the recess of the lofty hall” where she really did sleep. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford What do you think?’ She said: ‘But all that wouldn’t prevent his having a girl in this town?’ ‘Well, he hasn’t got one,’ Perowne said. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Andrew and Félice, having enjoyed an excellent dinner, were seated in their corner listening to the dance music. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

James Joyce Farrington’s dark wine-coloured face flushed darker still with anger and humiliation at having been defeated by such a stripling. Dubliners by James Joyce

The general is too prudent a man to have thus abandoned his army on the eve of a battle without having at least given notice of it to one of us. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Madona Flora! Incensed at having been betrayed by this trifling cause into fears so ridiculous, He asked her sternly, what business had brought her to that chamber. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Theodore Dreiser The meeting adjourned, and the following night at nine reassembled, four individuals of very shrewd financial judgment having meantime been about the task assigned them. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Ann Radcliffe The Marquis and his retinue at length departed, and La Motte, having himself fastened the gates, silently and dejectedly withdrew to his chamber. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Jules Verne At a quarter-past nine, the vessel having returned to the surface, I mounted the platform. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Jules Verne The clerk, as he gave them the tickets, informed them that, the repairs on the Carnatic having been completed, the steamer would leave that very evening, and not next morning, as had been announced. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

These delicate perfections had an air of having fluttered into existence like petals from a flower. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Anthony Trollope That he should be angry at having been debarred from his birthright so long,—debarred from the knowledge of his birthright,—was, Mr. Grey thought, natural. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope It did not as yet affect much fashion, having hitherto secured among its members only two lords — and they were lords by courtesy. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

For there is hardly any definition of the word which can make it possible to describe him as having any style at all. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Tobias Smolle DEAR PHILLIPS, In my last, I mentioned my having spent an evening with a society of authors, who seemed to be jealous and afraid of one another. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

This was discovered, and he was dismissed and handed over to the police on the charge of having let the prisoners out to “take a walk” in the town at night. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy Afterwards, whilst he was standing at the door listening for his son Edward’s return, he saw her light extinguished, having first caught sight of her shadow moving about the room. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

G. K. Chesterton Then the other voice came, having crept nearer still. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Lady Lodore, though fertile in expedients, was almost foiled: the eligibility of having one confidant pressed itself upon her. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Charles Dickens The class was established speedily, and, two or three of the people having already some musical knowledge, and singing tolerably, the Choir soon followed. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Wilkie Collins Instead of expressing any regret, they had actually dared to complain of having to learn papa’s improved catechism. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Thomas Hardy Elfride, learning Knight more thoroughly, perceived that, far from having a notion of Stephen’s precedence, he had no idea that she had ever been wooed before by anybody. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Anthony Trollope They got well away, having to pause a moment while the hounds came up to Tony’s horn out of the wood. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton I know, of course, that the practice of Confession, having been reviled through three or four centuries and through the greater part of my own life, has now been revived in a belated fashion. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry Handel Richardson Instead of prizing her, priding themselves on having her, they had all the time been secretly resenting her authority, thinking mean, underhand things of her, poking fun at her behind her back. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Oliver Goldsmith My farm consisted of about twenty acres of excellent land, having given an hundred pound for my predecessor’s good-will. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

All the creatures of the forest came to that feast, for they were without fear, having never looked upon the face of man. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Then, having inquired his way, he walked up there one mild, blue afternoon. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Sir John had been murdered the night before Middleton sailed for England, a whisper of the jewels having no doubt gone abroad. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Ah Chung was paid for these services, and he expected to be, too, for it was at all times, he averred, a risk to be having dealings with the police. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Sir Walter Scott After having satisfied his curiosity by gazing around him for a few minutes, Waverley applied himself to the massive knocker of the hall-door, the architrave of which bore the date 1594. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Margaret Oliphant She was pleased even to stand aloof, to be conscious of having in no way profited by Walter’s advancement. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

William Makepeace Thackeray I own to having a kindly feeling towards this scapegrace, because, though an exile, he did not abuse the country whence he fled. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

So off they went, grumbling at having to sleep two in a bed, but their troubles on this score, as well as all others, were soon lost in the quietness of sleep. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Arnold Bennett The will was seven years old, and the astounding thing was that she had drawn it herself, having probably copied some of the wording from some source unknown. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Theodore Dreiser Another type of woman, having troubled as much as she had done, would have made short work of it, particularly since the details in regard to Mrs. Hand had been added. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell It’s a delicate subject, but you’ll excuse my having spoken frankly. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

E. F. Benson It still prospered in the grate, and Mrs Quantock, having shut the door and locked it, put on to it the false eyebrows, which, as they turned to ash, flew up the chimney. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

D. H. Lawrence She had her queer, radiant, breathless manner, as if confused by the actual world, unreal to it, having a complete bright world of her self alone. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence He would become again an aristocrat, invested with authority and responsibility, having a great helpless populace beneath him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope We are now trying the same experiment at Ottawa, in Canada, having turned our back upon Montreal in dudgeon. North America by Anthony Trollope

James Payn Mine is not the face of a man who falters in his purpose, or who, having suffered a wrong, puts up with it, I think, and does not revenge himself. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

It was a natural one, the result undoubtedly of having noticed two small cordial glasses standing on a little table over against the fireplace. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Von Arnim She very nearly went to a doctor about it; but never having been much disposed to go to doctors she thought she would wait a little first. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Anthony Trollope The first was to the Marchesa, and then one to Nina — in both of which much had to be said about “Jonathan.” To Nina also she could repeat her idea of the delight of having a man to love. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hughes Arthur is nearly sixteen, and is at the head of the twenty, having gone up the school at the rate of a form a half-year. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Henry James There had been a big brush of wings, the flash of an opaline robe, and then, with a great cool stir of the air, the sense of an angel’s having swooped down and caught me to his bosom. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Henry James She shouldn’t be able to stay with her father forever, but she might now reap the benefit of having married her sister. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Yes, I must admit that it has seemed to me that circumstances pointed to your cousin, as having been directly or indirectly concerned in that girl’s death. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Well, would you believe it? Grandmamma had meant next Saturday, and she could not take us in, having visitors already. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Fancy Mrs. Jasher having sent you the emerald after all!” “Yes. She repented, as she said, and yet I dare say — as she also said — she was sorry that she acted on her impulse. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

M. P. Shiel Just outside”—he having brought it into the grounds from being mobbed and pawed. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Edgar Allan Poe Many of them were very old, and as time keepers valueless; the works having suffered, more or less, from corrosion — but all were richly jewelled and in cases of great worth. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

The Professor had once sacrificed his liberty to secure a competence, and, having acquired five hundred a year, was not inclined for a second matrimonial venture. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

George Eliot With a war to recover Pisa hanging over it, and with the certainty of having to pay large subsidies to the French king, the State was likely to prefer money to manuscripts. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

The remotest apprehension of meeting a tremendous tiger, of being carried off by a flying dragon, or having his bones picked by a famished cannibal: oh, that makes him shudder. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

R. D. Blackmore The poor lieutenant having none to show, “Then I will have the law of you, Sir,” the tanner shouted; “if it costs me two hundred and fifty pounds. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Hope Herbert, alarmed at the suddenness and silence of the stranger’s approach, and guiltily conscious of having left the door unbolted, drew back. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

William Godwin I felt a pang at having been so long and so unseasonably absent, and determined that I would not repeat the fault. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Andrew Lang If he “picks up” a rare French book, at a low price, he would act prudently in having it bound in France by a good craftsman. The Library by Andrew Lang

Gaston Leroux Rouletabille got up and forced his way back, having once more lost Natacha. He searched for her. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

George Gissing The only thing I care to live for is the hope of having you for my wife. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

E. F. Benson Then the guests dispersed; Lucia had a kind word for each and she thanked them all for having excused her giving them such short notice. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Philip Feltram was hardy and active, having passed his early days among that arduous scenery. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Then upon his eighth attempt his good fortune had deserted him, for, having mortally wounded the bank officer in charge, the alarm had been given, he had been laid hold of and his mask torn off. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Arnold Bennett Of course he — er — died, because he sort of cried off the scheme, having previously taken a share of it. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

George Meredith And we should abandon him then, save that having once tasted what he can do for us, we become enamoured of the habit of going keenly, and defying obstacles. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

James Hogg All his clothes that were sewed with linen yam were lying in separate portions, the thread having rotten; but such as were sewed with worsted remained perfectly firm and sound. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

I’m having inquiries made in the Wesleyan districts — one of them’s near where I live, out by Victoria, and I’ve told my wife to keep her ears open. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Jason, too, slept at the Marine, having declared his inability to face Leni anymore that day. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

William Hope Hodgson And for six hours I walked onward thus, and sometimes did hide, having a sudden fear, as I have told. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

John Galsworthy Not having his eldest brother’s force of character, he was more sad than angry. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Jane Austen The card-table was then placed, and Elinor began to wonder at herself for having ever entertained a hope of finding time for conversation at the park. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

In the meantime Daddy Quashi, having found the umbrella and having heard the noise which the fray occasioned, was coming cautiously up. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Mark Twain This gives the edifice the romantic appearance of having been riddled with cannon-balls, and imparts to it a very warlike aspect. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Gissing I dare say you’ve got so used to having her by you, you wouldn’t care for her to go away now?’ ‘Do you wish to take Jane away?’ Michael inquired gravely. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Washington Irving I soon discovered that he looked upon her mansion with an evil eye, as a rival to the poet’s tomb; the latter having comparatively but few visitors. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Henry Lawson It is New Year’s Eve. Half a dozen travellers are camping in the hut, having a spell. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

William Makepeace Thackeray And now, by force of money, having got rid of the sea and land beggars, you are at liberty to examine at your leisure the wonders of the place. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

The Spanish commander, having accomplished the work of destruction, sounded a retreat, sending on the Indian allies, who blocked up the way before him. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

James Joyce He had lost his reputation as a strong man, having been defeated twice by a mere boy. Dubliners by James Joyce

Kenneth Grahame The Toad, having finished his breakfast, picked up a stout stick and swung it vigorously, belabouring imaginary animals. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

John Lewis Burckhard After a march of about eleven hours we encamped, much tired, in a Wady of trees, a part of the caravan having gone astray during the night. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arnold Bennett But Darius, having been unprepared, was intimidated. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

George Gissing Jehu condescending to hand down the luggage, they transferred it to the foot of the staircase, then, the fare having been paid, went up to the second floor, which was the top of the house. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Rudyard Kipling But Mr. Gravell, having made his fortune out of solid manures, now naturally wished to render them all unnecessary by breathing into the soil such gases as should wake its dormant powers. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell She put it on, sorely against her will, for the purpose of upholding the lying fiction of Theresa’s having been a happy prosperous marriage. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Ford Madox Ford But he was so worried at having all the street boys in the town point after him and exclaim: “There goes the laziest man in Waterbury!” that he tried taking a tour round the world. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Benjamin Disraeli Yes! amiable, devoted, dearest Afy, I throw aside these morbid feelings; you shall never repent having placed your trust in me. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

A Successful Man of Business, having occasion to write to a Thief, expressed a wish to see him and shake hands. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

George Eliot If anybody besides me knew what I know about your meeting a gentleman and having fine presents from him, they’d speak light on you, and you’d lose your character. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau By reason of idleness and money, they end by having soldiers to enslave their country and representatives to sell it. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anthony Trollope And now, having said so much in the way of introduction, I will begin my journey. North America by Anthony Trollope

Then, having tethered the goat to the fence, he fetched a pail and began to milk. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

John Galsworthy I felt the same walking down Piccadilly after the war as I did as a youngster back from India. One just had the feeling of having got there at last. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

George MacDonald I sprang up; whereupon, having no room to turn, she threw herself backward, head over tail, scrambled to her feet, and in a moment was down the stair and gone. Lilith by George MacDonald

George Meredith The black cock’s feathers of the Tyrolese were still fluttering up the Corso, when the woman said, ‘I’ve known the tail of a regiment get through the gates without having to show paper. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

But having now completed his adjustment of the rope, with a mocking gesture of farewell, Larose slid out of sight over the wall. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Arnold Bennett Namely, that old Shushions, having been found straying and destitute by the authorities appointed to deal with such matters, had been taken to the workhouse and was dying there. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Arnold Bennett Mrs Hamps having departed, all the family, including Darius, had retired earlier than usual. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Arnold Bennett It appeared to him that most people died without having lived. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Wilkie Collins Report described him to me as having made considerable sums of money in that way, for a man in his position; serving firms, you know, with a bad name, and running all sorts of desperate risks. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Herschel the elder, having greatly improved the telescope, began to observe with special attention a class of remarkable phenomena in the starry world hitherto unstudied, viz. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

Sosicles of Coronea having at the Pythian games won the prize from all the poets, gave us an entertainment. Symposiacs by Plutarch

In the prison he met Eugene Sue, who was detained for the same cause, and who carried the thing off in lordly fashion, having sumptuous repasts brought to him on his own silver service. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Wilkie Collins At last, he selected a piece of walnut-wood; and, having paid the price demanded for it, without any haggling, inquired next for a carpenter, of whom he might hire a set of tools. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

G. K. Chesterton Only by having a little more of that dull, battered yellow substance could I manage to be idle while he was active. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Tobias Smolle I unfortunately congratulated him on having such a pretty young gentleman to his son. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

M. P. Shiel Even so, a few, having Assurance, make what we call “Progress”, i. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

R. D. Blackmore Sir Duncan was amused, having heard already some little particulars about this youth, whose nature he was able to enter into as none but a Yordas could rightly do. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

He is known to be a gueux, and Gidi Mavunga boasts of having harried and burned sundry of his villages, so he must make up by appearance for deficient reality. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

George Meredith He was above them, having issued from two swinging bright doors; and he laughed and nodded, as he ran down the steps, and made signs, by which they were to understand that he was relieved of a weight. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

H. G. Wells They get their sense of mastery in doing something they can do particularly well and in having that mastery recognised. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

She had decided on having a relapse, and accordingly had not made her appearance down-stairs that morning. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope And there it occurred to him for the first time, that, having refused his sister to this man when he was poor, he had now come to offer her to him when he was rich. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Oscar Wilde I find a strange pleasure in saying things to him that I know I shall be sorry for having said. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Then he rubbed himself having shut the door of the hut. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George Eliot They had always thought her disagreeable; they now thought her artful and proud; having quite as good grounds for that judgment as you and I probably have for many strong opinions of the same kind. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

We will have him informed that his sister-in-law is on the point of having someone assassinated, and beg him not to lose sight of her. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Edith Wharton He supposed, on reflexion, that that was what he meant when he thought of the Hickses as having “a religion”. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Gertrude Stein These are ones completely existing in having been existing and are completely existing in being existing. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Silence, then! Silence again!” The governor came up, having crossed the ditch upon a plank bridge. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A little languid interest was aroused at the inquest when one of the witnesses deposed to the deceased’s having been a famous French criminal. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Edith Wharton But of course, if it WAS— ” he noted her faintly sceptical emphasis — “I don’t admit that that would preclude Lita’s having known the Mahatma, or believed in him. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]