Phrases with "hear"

But, as they were on the last steps of the landing, they could hear the hard breathing and long strides of the murderer ascending behind them. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Henry Kingsley He was sorry to hear Ravenshoe was going down — had hoped to have had him in the Eight at Easter; however, it couldn’t be helped; hoped to get him at Henley; and so on. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Daniel Defoe Mel. Prepare then, lovely swain: prepare to hear The worst report that ever reached your ear. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Elizabeth Gaskell Take example by him, Brother Holman. Let us hear you say, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Wilkie Collins Are you rich? I hope not!” “I suspect I am quite as poor as you are, Mr. Mirabel.” “I am delighted to hear it. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Arthur Machen But the men were “very sorry; rough on you, Vaughan. Always thought those Patagonians were risky, but you wouldn’t hear of it. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

But I’ll go so far as to say that I like to hear Mr. Peck preach, and that I want him to stay. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Benjamin Disraeli I hear the busy devil whispering even now. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

George Eliot She liked to hear the rain: the stormy heavens seemed a safeguard against men’s devices, compelling them to inaction. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Anthony Trollope Oh; mamma, dear mamma, do let us hear it read; I’m quite well now. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson I ASK good things that I detest, With speeches fair; Heed not, I pray Thee, Lord, my breast, But hear my prayer. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing I do not care to make mention of such monstrous aberrations as, for instance, the attacks we are occasionally forced to hear on the law of marriage. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

She promised to come in early to hear it, and I laughed at her and she laughed back and went sliding down the bannisters. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

For my part I think we ought to hear him. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Samuel Johnson Pray let me hear from you now and then; and though I am not a regular correspondent, yet perhaps I may mend in that respect. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

George Meredith There they could hear him fuming and muttering imprecations, and anon there was an interval of silence, and then the room was shaken, and the cursings recommenced. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Jane says she did not hear the bell. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Kenneth Grahame The river runs somewhere close by, for I hear the call of a moorhen, and I see by your build that you’re a freshwater mariner. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The chamois continues to exist through its absolute refusal to hear reason upon the matter. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

D. H. Lawrence The more sensitive hear something, feel a new urge and are uneasy. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells He wanted extremely to hear exactly what had happened to them. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

He called out something to her, and his voice had just the old husky growling note, but she could not hear what he said. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I shall write you an account of my proceedings, and shall expect to hear from you. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anna Katherine Green The two dark openings on either side, raised questions which the most unimaginative mind would feel glad to hear explained. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

But they could hear plainly enough the sound of a terrible struggle — of fierce imprecations, hollow groans, and occasionally the sobs of a woman. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Nikolai Gogol She has assumed the shape of one who is drowned, yet I know and hear that she is present. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

H. Rider Haggard Philip has already told me that there was an understanding between you; I only wanted to hear the confirmation of such good news from your own lips. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

And hear the mighty waters rolling evermore. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Maria Edgeworth Nevertheless, the alderman rubbed his hands with exultation; and “Hear him! hear him! — hear your member!” was vociferated by all the friends of the young orator. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

Ever hear of the Psychic Research Association?” “Certainly.” I looked as intelligent as possible. Serapion by Francis Stevens

I know the breed!” “I didn’t hear Stubber—I had to leave early. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

She was leaning back against the stile, crying; low, soft sobs breaking from her, like one might expect to hear from a breaking heart. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope Therefore she sat firm and square, waiting to hear from Hester herself what her father might bring himself to communicate to her. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins She literally hungered to hear at that moment, from his own lips, how fond he was of her. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

James Joyce Seekhem seckhem! They arise from a clear springwell in the near of our park which makes the daft to hear all blend. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Sir Walter Scott Did not ye hear him speak o’ the Perth bailie? It cost that body five hundred merks ere he got to the south of Bally-Brough. And ance Donald played a pretty sport. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

George Gissing I am willing to hear what you purpose for yourself, but don’t mix my name with it. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing He rose, offered his hand, pressed the other’s warmly, and said, in a grave voice: “I’m very sorry to hear that you are going away. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Theodore Dreiser I hear it’s somethin’ terrible the way she beat her up — screamin’ and carryin’ on. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Gaston Leroux His Majesty wishes never to hear Natacha spoken of again under any pretext. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

He saddled Glencoe and rode over to The Spaniards, where he hoped to hear of Heathcote’s speedy return; but the Fräulein was quite in the dark as to her employer’s movements. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Rudyard Kipling You shall see What you shall see and you shall hear What you shall hear, though It shall have happened three thousand year; and you shall know neither Doubt nor Fear. Fast! Hold fast all I give you. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Anthony Trollope You hear what Lady Julia is saying almost every hour of her life. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

I have expected to hear from you daily. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis Why does he stick here in town? What’s this I hear about his being interested in Myrtle Cass?” “I don’t know. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope It should be rather full, as it may be necessary to hear the depositions also of the doctor and his wife. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins You would have felt curious to hear more, if you had been in my place, wouldn’t you? I opened the second window in the kitchen, so as to make sure of not missing anything. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

But I am very anxious to hear from her own mouth whether she remembers, or knows anything of my friend. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

You couldn’t hear what they were saying, but you could guess. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Then I went on to Park Lane to hear a new pianist and some other music at Eva’s. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing It’s amusing now and then, but gets rather tiresome when you hear it often. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins Let me hear how it affects each of them towards me. The Twin Sisters by Wilkie Collins [1851]

Bram Stoker How humanizing to see the red lighting of the sky beyond the hill, and to hear far away the muffled roar that marks the life of a great city. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

It was hardly pleasant to sit in Roberta’s presence and hear rude puns made on my name — to bear it implied that I was a mere nonentity with no character of my own. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Elizabeth Gaskell Yet he longed to go: he knew that Mr Farquhar must be writing almost daily to Jemima, and he wanted to hear what he was doing. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

But go on, Miss Butterworth; let us hear what followed; for I am sure your investigations did not stop there. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

I think this last bit was the worst in the race, for my strength was failing, and I seemed to hear those horrid steps at my heels. Prester John by John Buchan

Anne Bronte You must be dying to hear about it, I know. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Anthony Trollope There! I hear the horses; that’s the doctor. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy I so much like singing to anybody who REALLY cares to hear me. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle She added that if there was not too much rustling in the wood it was possible to hear the very faint and high sound of the pipes. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Rudyard Kipling It is in that club, as the captains come and go, that you hear all the gossip of all the Seven Seas. ‘Ten point four,’ said Bai–Jove-Judson. ‘Ah! That was on her trial trip. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Radclyffe Hall The man with the shattered face started again, they could hear him above the throb of the motor. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins I was a little heated, I suppose, by feeling that he had doubted me, and I went on bluntly, without waiting to hear him. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle He went from his dressing room, and I did not hear him go. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Thomas Hardy Knight thought the matter some trifle, and said pleasantly: ‘Then I am not to hear the dreadful confession now?’ ‘No, not now. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Anthony Trollope Do you want to hear that I have murdered the man?” They brought her tea, and endeavoured to induce her to eat and drink. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope By no means in quiescence did the squire hear these charges brought against him. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Come! It grieves me to hear you say such a thing as that. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch And I will write the whole story down, so that the world, if it ever hears the charge, may also hear your testimony, which of the two (though both are strange) I believe to be not the less credible. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Anthony Trollope He will say words to me which would make you weep if you could hear them. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Hope His face was so pale, and he didn’t hear them say ‘the king. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Neither Julia nor her mother would hear of Gordon leaving school. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Walter Scott I should like to hear what she says to all this; for, rat me! if I have any idea of starting for the plate at all if Ravenswood is to win the race, and he has odds against me already. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Sir Walter Scott They endeavoured to procure some tidings as they rode along of Varney and his party, but could hear none, as they had travelled in the dark. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

For when we hear this said, “Socrates philosphizeth” or “Socrates is changed,” requiring nothing more, we say the one is true, the other false. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Rudyard Kipling Before turning to a consideration of the City of Jodhpur, hear a true story in connection with the Hyderabad-Pachpadra project which those interested in the scheme may lay to heart. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Good evening, Mr. Martin; I think I hear my cart coming. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

D. H. Lawrence They were “free”— free to hear the great Pacific pounding the coast, and to feel a new soul filling their bodies. Things by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Anthony Trollope I hear also that Mr. Harding has modified the objections he first felt to your lordship’s propositions. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce Ben Dollard halted and stared, his loud orifice open, a dangling button of his coat wagging brightbacked from its thread as he wiped away the heavy shraums that clogged his eyes to hear aright. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

E. F. Benson And Susanna! I hear you’ve been so busy with your new story about Tilling. I do hope you will get someone to publish it when it’s finished. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Wilkie Collins I knew it was unworthy of me — and yet, I deliberately waited to hear what passed between them. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

She remembered how once or twice in England she had seemed to hear these two sounds, and how she had longed to be back again in the old veranda. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Margaret Oliphant Erradeen has been pursued up here into his stronghold by one of the many ladies——I expect to hear she has clutched hold of him before long, and then you’ll have a wedding. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Did you ever hear tell of Chili? I was readin’ the other day Of President Balmaceda and of how he was sent away. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Wilkie Collins If I talk about my complexion, I shall only hear that it is of the dusky sort; and that there is never red enough in it except when I am walking, or confused, or angry. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

William Makepeace Thackeray I should like to hear the confession of himself and friend the next time they communicate with his reverence. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Sir Thomas Browne I could never hear the Ave–Mary bell* without an elevation, or think it a sufficient warrant, because they erred in one circumstance, for me to err in all—that is, in silence and dumb contempt. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

George Meredith And, as he says, ‘Why underrate one’s own country?’ He cannot bear to hear boasting. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Henry Handel Richardson Dancing ahead of Papa, who held hands with the Dumplings, and sometimes walking backwards to hear better, Cuffy fired question after question. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Let me hear thy voice in the morning, whom my soul loves. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Andrew Lang It is notable that in this religion we hear nothing of ancestor-worship; all that is stated as to ghosts has been reported. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Daniel Defoe The curate in his best beseen solemnly received him at the churchyard stile, and conducted him to hear divine service. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

I’d like to see Vincent’s machines, as I hear he has made several good improvements, and everything tells in a race. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Nothing could be more characteristic of the respectable bond than that,” went on, with a touch of grimness, the Assistant Commissioner, whose own wife too had refused to hear of going abroad. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

E. F. Benson Listen as she might, Miss Mapp, from where she sat, could only hear a confused quacking noise. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Of the others we hear no more. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

We hear of poor genius cursed with perceptions which it can’t express; poor Gourlay was cursed with impressions which he couldn’t intellectualize. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I hear they are not likely to dance here because of Miss Quayne, but we might look in at the Embassy for half an hour. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Oh, there everything was so simple, so happy! In the hall she stopped for an instant to hear whether there was any sound from Adam. No, he would be sleeping quietly. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Meredith Of the other subject—her jealousy—he had no desire to hear more. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Caroline Lamb However, they are all gone into the ball-room, if dancing is the order of the night; but as for me, I shall not stir from this spot, till I hear Count Gondimar’s song. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

As he walked along the way—with a not too steady step, for he was returning from the public-house—he was surprised and frightened to hear music proceed from among the graves. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Wilkie Collins She sent me to the theatre to see a dancing woman who was all the rage; and she sent me to Exeter Hall to hear Mr. Godfrey. The lady did it, with a band of music. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Abraham Merri God! If she did hear — was it in time to save Evalie? “Quick, Lord!” Dara called from the curtains. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence I’m sure life is all wrong because it has become much too visual — we can neither hear nor feel nor understand, we can only see. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She longed to say out to them all, “Well, what is it that I have done; out with it, and let me know my crime; for heaven’s sake let me hear the worst of it;” but she could not. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis When I hear you orating I realize I don’t appreciate how profoundly you think and what a splendid brain and vocabulary you have. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith When I was quite strong again, I made her hear me out. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Thomas Hardy We shall soon hear that the fleet has sailed. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Lucy Maud Montgomery She could see Matthew’s face smiling at her as he had smiled when they parted at the gate that last evening — she could hear his voice saying, “My girl — my girl that I’m proud of. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Jules Verne Ears hear and eyes see all topsy-turvy in this enchanted spot. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Ann Radcliffe Their dulcet shells! I hear them now, Slow swells the strain upon mine ear; Now faintly falls — now warbles low, Till rapture melts into a tear. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

It jumped with his own wish, for he was curious to hear what Denys had seen and done all this time. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

What is it?” “Do you think you’re altogether fit to hear it?” he asked. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Edith Wharton She had promised her friend to let him hear from her, but she had not kept her promise. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

Madame de Maintenon, writing on this subject, says — “We hear every day of some new grant of the regent. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anne Bronte If I hear not him, neither should I be convinced though one rose from the dead, he would tell you. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Edith Wharton The Duchess — you’ve seen her portrait — but to hear my grandmother, sir, it no more approached her than a weed comes up to a rose. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

James Joyce Well, let us hear of it, good my friend, said Mr Dixon. I make no doubt it smacks of wenching. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Wilkie Collins What do you think of that?” “I think I should like to hear you tell me, which is the adopted child. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

If he is to be told one thing let him be told everything; let him hear the secret of my life!” Robert Audley left the room to look for his uncle. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

But enough; when you hear certain sayings, turn away your head, and cry. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Charles Dickens Prepared or unprepared, I wish to hear it all from you. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

And yet he had gone to the very verge, calling upon Seraphina as if she could hear him. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Think over what I’ve said, and let me hear from you within the next day or two. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson I am sorry to hear you are only in the lowest class. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Arnold Bennett Then she could hear all the noises, accentuated beyond custom, of Louisa setting tea in the dining-room for the Watchetts, and then the tea-bell rang. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Now, and just as we are speaking, you may hear her little joyous clamor, as she issues from the house. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

H. G. Wells My daughter has been engaged to a very distinguished and able man, and I hope very shortly to hear that that engagement——Practically it is still going on. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Wilkie Collins Pray let me hear how I can best assist you; pray tell me what trouble and what responsibility I can take off your hands. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

No one must see or hear us, and we must leave no trails behind. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Meredith She will not hear of the reasons and the change of reasons for one thing and the other. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

She seemed to hear beyond the window the water of Watendlath. She could see the Tarn lying in ebony silence under the stars. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Elizabeth Gaskell Nay! don’t change your fickle mind now, and say you don’t want to hear it. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Mark Twain And you could hear her whoop to Jericho. You couldn’t get her to take a-holt of one of them with the tongs. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

E. F. Benson And what about Christian Science? I hear it is spreading tremendously. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

They had managed to steal near enough to hear Englishmen conversing on board, orders given, and the yo-hoing of invisible sailors, trimming the yards of the ship to the fitful airs. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Gaston Leroux They were seated in chairs side by side, in a corner of the drawing-room from where they could see every-thing in the room and a part of the garden, which they faced, and could hear everything. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

T. E. Lawrence And Mohammed said, ‘By God, I hear nothing’. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

I hear you point out a spot, where if we could erect a little cottage and call it our own we should be the happiest of human beings. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

John Galsworthy I don’t know if you’d care to hear about the dog’s food. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

When did you hear it?’ I said. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

It isn’t entailed, and I’ve always been pressing them to sell, but so far they won’t hear of it. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At last I hear the latch of the outer door lifted, and immediately afterwards the sound for which I have been listening—Lady Deignton’s clear voice. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Anthony Trollope Lord Fawn had found that he couldn’t hear the story, and he had not heard it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev But what soul! Wait a bit, though; you shall hear her in Tatiana’s letter. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Anton Chekhov Rashevitch could not hear a word, but he guessed what they were talking about. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

George Eliot I hear you are going away soon; but this will not be the last visit you will pay your aunt — so we shall meet again, I hope. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Arnold Bennett He hated to hear that one man could be so slavishly dependent on another. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Virginia Woolf I should like to hear William’s side of the story,” he said irritably. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle She is well again, for I hear that she was driving with Mrs. Wilson in the High Street in the afternoon. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Wilkie Collins Anne had told him to wait half an hour, and to assume that she had gone if he failed to hear from her in that time. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

I only want to hear all he can tell me about Marian.” “How long do you mean to stay in England?” “That is entirely dependent upon the result of my visit. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

He is quite an enthusiast, you know, and uncommonly keen to hear how the case develops. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

It seems then you were contented with my discourse?’ ‘Contented, say you? Oh! you surpassed yourself! Never did I hear such eloquence . The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Andrew Lang Alonzo, however, refused to answer any of her questions, and all she could get was a promise to hear everything the next day. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

So he did not care to hear how his daughter was, and had only come here to light his pipe! Just then the doctor emerged. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins Will Mrs. Noel be back again at the house to-day? A little louder, sir; I can hardly hear you. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

To hear a voice falter that had been used to command, to see tears in the steadfastest eyes that ever looked on the world, made me want to howl like a dog. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Meredith I hear that, as a conteur, he was inimitable. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Radclyffe Hall An extraordinary song to hear in such a placemelancholy and very sentimental. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Ann Radcliffe Even now I think I hear the footsteps of Jeronimo.” He stepped softly to the door of the chamber, but all was yet still. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

John Bunyan Faith. All this is true, and am I glad to hear these things from you. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Every shriek of the blast seemed a summons, or would have seemed so had Mr. Brown been accustomed to hear the echoes of his own fancy in the wind. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

I should want to hear more about it. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope A week passed by, during every day of which Linda had feared and had half expected to hear some question from her aunt which would nearly crush her to the ground. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Anthony Trollope But, Laura, as you have made a similar accusation against me, and as I cannot get out of it with you as I do with my aunt, I must ask you to hear my protestation. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence I do hate to hear a man laugh when he’s half drunk. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain Y.M. I am thankful to God to hear you say this, for now I know that your conversion — O.M. Wait. You misunderstand. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

He saluted us with a cricket-like chirpiness of manner, and was greatly amazed to hear that we had come all the way from America to visit him. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Anthony Trollope I’m quite glad to hear that. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Besides, I don’t think we ought to hear what is said of us behind our backs. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

If not, thou’lt hear of them, be sure. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Wilkie Collins Depend on my putting in a good word for you, if I can; and wait to hear from me further at the hotel. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

He wanted to come, but I wouldn’t hear of it. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Wilkie Collins Please keep them for me, with the rest of my luggage in your possession, until you hear from me again. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Gissing I hear on good authority that he leaves not a penny to our hospital. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope I do so long to hear what he’ll say about his new sister-in-law. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I used to hear my wife say she was the only one of our children who never cried at night. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis The Chamber of Commerce says that it has already become a city, but, in secret places where the two bankers on the school board cannot hear them, the better schoolteachers deny this. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

It was all Mrs. Monnasett. And now it was time for the children to hear the music-box and to have one sugared cherry apiece. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Rudyard Kipling Men hear such sounds in delirium, advancing like tides from horizons beyond the ruled foreshores of space. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

She was resolved to hear as little as she could on the subject, and stood as if in haste to go. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Rudyard Kipling Jules, conspuez l’oncle!” So Jules, you’ll be glad to hear —’ ‘One minute, Pye,’ I said. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Louisa May Alcott Don’t cry, child, it worries me to hear people sniff. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

I myself stood in the blazing sun at Moorfields to hear him, when he first began to be cried up; but having heard him I am satisfied. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Having thus disposed of her husband’s capital, she was rather glad to hear the clatter of the door bell, announcing an arrival. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

George Meredith True to my name!—Oh, I hear them. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Never did men hear tales told of such wondrous store of goods. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Then sing we all, both great and small,    Noël, Noël, Noël; We may rejoice to hear the voice    Of the Angel Gabriel.   When they had ended Herries could not do enough for them. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Yes, sir! I chucked it rather than hear Captain Brierly abused. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Jules Verne But J. T. Maston would not hear of going away. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith She heard the girl behind her say: ‘Our colours!’ when the colour scarlet unwound with Lord Brailstone’s blue was tied to the stake: and her husband nodded; he smiled; he liked to hear the girl. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

James Joyce I don’t want to hear any more of the stuff. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Jules Verne Each word spoken by Thalcave was instantly translated, so that the whole party seemed to hear him speak in their mother tongue. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Theodore Dreiser She did not venture to look around, but above the clack of the machine she could hear an occasional remark. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins I hate rich people; and I’m ready to pay my sixpence to hear them abused. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]