Phrases with "hear"

Theodore Dreiser But Lester did not hear of this, and Kane senior was inclined to give Robert a free hand. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Now and then they would hear a loud yell, or a single shot rang out, fired very far somewhere. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

But they are only the inhabitants of a petty town — spero meliora! Shall we within?’ ‘Certainly; we lose time till we hear your poem. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

I passed through quiet Esens, and in an hour I was close to Bensersiel, and could hear the sea. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

She did not seem to mind old Sally’s talk, almost to hear it, but when it ended, she waited, still silent, as a child, when the music is over, listens for more. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope As to what he says about our being poor, why —’ The doctor was very arbitrary, and would hear neither of them on the subject. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton I hear Hubert is still infatuated; it serves Sabina right for not letting him marry the youngest Lyman girl. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

George Gissing But you will hear from us, old boy, be sure of that. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

To hear is to obey, and by an inversion of Pope’s rule— “One always is, and never to be, blest. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

H. G. Wells No! I didn’t hear anyone shouting. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The place has been full of policemen and detectives, and now, to cap all, we hear that the terrible Gilbert Larose is coming, and that always means, so Mr. Slim says, a hanging for someone. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

James Joyce What kind of voice is it? Must be curious to hear after their own strong basses. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anthony Trollope And now I was astounded to hear him claim another year, which could not be allowed him. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Powerless to shake them off he was forced to bear with them, to hear what they had to say, to answer them where he could. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

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]

H. G. Wells Rud had refused to hear any reports from them. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Virginia Woolf She could still hear the snow flopping off the trees in the garden. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The English Ambassador, Lord Rollins, is waiting to hear from you. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins Magdalen slipped away into the garden to hear Frank’s account of the interview with his father. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle She will not hear one word against him. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

I’m glad to hear your voice. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Charles Dickens Do you tell me that you don’t hear THAT?’ He started up, and listened again. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Anna Katherine Green I was glad to hear that; and I am ready to listen to —anything. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Sir John looked as pleased as Punch: one does not like to hear wrong brought home to a dying man. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

George Meredith Mrs. Waddy cared much less to hear of Dipwell and its inhabitants than of the sensation created everywhere by our equipage. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle We could not hear the servant’s reply, but the door closed, and someone began to ascend the stairs. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Margaret Oliphant I hear she must have travelled with you yesterday on the coach, not thinking who it was. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

E. F. Benson I had hoped to get down for next Sunday, but Mrs. Garroby-Ashton (I hear he will certainly be raised to the peerage when the birthday honours come out) has made a point of our spending it with them. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

George Meredith To me and Temple he breathed of goose, but he shunned us; he had no fun in him till Saturday afternoon, when Catman called out to hear if we were for cricket or a walk. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

John Bunyan You should have taught me that lesson, which I will round you in the ears withal: Cease, my Son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

Mr. Trimley was glad to hear that. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

George Meredith Farewell, Merthyr Powys. I hear my servant’s foot outside. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Anthony Trollope Whatever might have been Harry’s faults in regard to that midnight affair, it had certainly been true that he had declined to hear the sermons. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Rapidly he began writing out a prescription, and he was so absorbed in what he was doing that he did not hear the bedroom door open. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Anthony Trollope The girls were so anxious to hear all the detailsparticularly Maria! The details of the life of a drunken sot are not pleasant tidings to be poured into a mother’s ear, or a sister’s. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It may be that all power of blushing had departed from Father Marty. “In the first place I hear that there is such a man. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope We used to hear much of the comfort of the old English wayside inn, but the old English wayside inn has gone. North America by Anthony Trollope

I love to have you by my bed; and, oh, I want you to hear his prayers. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

In some way, Fallon must have got to hear of it, and so in the dead of night he had gained entrance into the old man’s room with the master-key of the hotel. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Margaret Oliphant I hear it’s a fine hunting country: and for a young gentleman like you with nothing to do——” “Don’t you think I can manage my own affairs best?” the young man said. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

The sentinel from the Bastile; who could not see them on account of the darkness, could not hear them either, for they talked almost in whispers. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Ralph Waldo Emerson He heard a voice none else could hear From centred and from errant sphere. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

H. G. Wells They asked for the speaker, and were privileged to hear much ripe wisdom from the ex-king Egbert, who was now consciously among the seniors of the gathering. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

It’s so strange — I hear you, and I think, ‘Why, I know all this. Mother by Maksim Gorky

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]

Virginia Woolf They were talking and laughing; but they were too far off for her to hear what they were saying. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Sir Walter Scott Of Sir Frederick Langley, I augur, you will hear no more. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Charles Kingsley Now, sir, you have given me your mind, and I have given you mine, and I do not wish to hear anything more of you. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith Everard exulted to hear his young echo attack the cotton-spinners. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle Somehow as I looked down I seemed to see a pale shy face looking in at me from a dark background, and to hear Sol’s voice as he declared his love. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Although the two did not, as one could hear by listening closely, sing the same words at the same time, they produced none the less most moving and delightful harmonies of sound. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Eliot Go and eat thy supper, and shut the door so as I mayn’t hear Mother’s talk. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Poor thing! she is so meek and patient! She won’t hear a word said against you; thinks you are a saint. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Did you ever hear who she was—what her position was, and so on—when my cousin Jasper adopted her?’ he asked aloud. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing Especially a literary man; everyone expects to hear that he was once poor. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Bram Stoker He learn then that we are here, for she have more to tell in her open life with eyes to see ears to hear than he, shut as he is, in his coffin box. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Now hear how well the Greeks their wiles disguis’d; Behold a nation in a man compris’d. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Gertrude Stein Leading in hearing, that is to be tired, that is what is the way to hear more and always then there is that result, there is a change. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

R. D. Blackmore If anybody wanted him, they must come and seek him, and be thankful if he could find time to hear their nonsense. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Papa, I hear her distress is fearful; they fear for her reason. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Mr. Scobel would be dreadfully shocked to hear you. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

When day declines, and feasts renew the night, Still on his face she feeds her famish’d sight; She longs again to hear the prince relate His own adventures and the Trojan fate. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

I don’t want to hear the details. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Ethel never alluded to their proposed return to Naples — she feared each day to hear Villiers mention it — she was so happy where she was, she shrunk from any change. Lodore by Mary Shelley

William Shakespeare O! learn to read what silent love hath writ: To hear with eyes belongs to love’s fine wit. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

William Makepeace Thackeray I like to hear them tell their old stories over and over again. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Well, sire, it is horrible to relate — it was still more horrible to see and hear — one ordered him to be shot, and the other obeyed. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope She felt unconsciously that it was painful to her to hear Owen ill spoken of by her lover, and that she would fain excuse him if she could. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

As I watched it my heart began to beat so tumultuously that it seemed as if those around me could not fail to hear it. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Maria Edgeworth The note was easily traced, as it had not passed through many hands — our readers will be sorry to hear it — to M. Pasgrave, the dancing-master. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

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

At the other side of the wood was a highway, and the fog so blanketed sound that I could not hear a man on it till I saw his face. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

When I have looked a little about me, you shall hear from me again. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Robert Louis Stevenson Sensation does not count for so much in our first years as afterwards; something of the swaddling numbness of infancy clings about us; we see and touch and hear through a sort of golden mist. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope I wish to hear nothing from you. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Henry James She had of course reminded herself that she was to hear from Mr. Goodwood again; but this was not to be for another year and a half, and in that time a great many things might happen. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

But when one has to do with some people, people who possess power, and won’t hear reason, I don’t see what is to be gained by it, even if one were willing to play the bravo. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Wilkie Collins Is he with you now in London?” “No.” “I am sorry to hear it. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Wilkie Collins I come to hear what you can tell me of my future life. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Meredith But he, vehement, passionate, called out: ‘Let me show I am what I say, That the taunts I hear be silenced: I am stung with their whispering. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

H. Rider Haggard Say what fate for me, foster-father — the Stone of Doom and the pool where faithless women lie? Ah, then might Gudruda laugh indeed, and I will not live to hear that laugh. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim I would have sent for you to hear the cross-examination but you know how keen you were to be kept out of it. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Oscar Wilde Wait till you hear what I have to say. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

He listened with fear, yet with eagerness, expecting to hear some disturbance in the adjoining chamber. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Sit still, I command you — hear me!” and the light in those dauntless eyes spell-bound and awed the judge. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Willa Cather Carl came quietly and slowly up the garden path, looking intently at Alexandra. She did not hear him. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe I can’t bear to hear innocent individuals abused — and the way the whole town took to cursing Tom Dobson and Bobby Tompkins was really awful to hear. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing Just let me hear what you will give. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton And to hear it was to revolt from it with all the strength of her inmost nature. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Gissing The girl asked you to find her a place——” “I promised to think about it, but I couldn’t hear of anything suitable. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

M. R. James But the tree is to come down tomorrow, so I shall not hear much more from it. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Of course, when Don Pedro announced that the Mummy had formerly belonged to his father, every one was anxious to hear how it had been stolen. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Henry Fielding He was then a young gentleman just come from his travels; and it did me good to hear him discourse on affairs which, for my part, I knew nothing of. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

George Meredith We go to London tomorrow, and when there I expect to hear that I have an appointment, and that this engagement is over. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Our only cause for attending the trial at which you saw us was to hear the evidence you gave and to draw our own conclusions from it. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

John Galsworthy I hear Dandie bit you?” “I reckon he didn’t break the cuticle. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang The hallucinations of which we hear most are those in which a person sees the phantom of another person, who, unknown to him, is in or near the hour of death. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

The mother with her offspring goes To hear their evening prayer; She nought of Gilbert’s vision knows, And nought of his despair. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

You won’t even stop to hear how it came about — how Conrad persuaded me to forego my determination. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Yet never once, even in her direst moments, did I hear her complain. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

H. G. Wells All England is going to hear about it before very long, by God. You’ll hear about it. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

G. K. Chesterton I did not want to go and see a political widow, and a captain who collected apes; I wanted to hear what had brought this dear, doddering old vicar into relation with immediate perils. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Arthur Machen It would make anybody laugh to hear me doing a sum in simple addition. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And the parties we were going to have!” Again there was a pause, broken this time by a low question from Roxanne. “Do you ever hear of her, Harry?” “Why — yes,” he admitted placidly. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He’d either not seem to hear you, or else he’d say something which made you sorry for opening your mouth at all. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Between the mouthfuls one could hear the sound of glasses being replaced on the table. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Arthur Morrison But I was puzzled and shocked to hear such a thing said of my little brother. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing Egger’s despondency only increased, and he wept afresh to hear accents which were intelligible to him. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope But she did not like to hear that he had beaten Arthur Fletcher once, and that he would beat him again. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She somehow came to hear of—well, of things we won’t particularise. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Richard Hakluy Our general, very glad thereof, supposing to hear of our men, went from the island with the boat and sufficient company with him. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

I called the man, Smith, up, to hear from his own lips the particulars of what he had seen; and certainly his report was very curious. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

He only wanted to hear her say “yes. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Caroline Lamb The castle bell had already summoned the family; dinner awaited; and the duke having repeatedly enquired for Lady Margaret, was surprised to hear that she had returned home alone and after dusk. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

A. E. W. Mason He could not hear what was said; the din was too loud. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Virginia Woolf I hear the roar of the hostile mob as I step out on to the balcony. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

She was anxious to hear from Sal Rawlins’ own lips the joyful words which would save Brian from a felon’s death. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence She was more than maddened: but he began to grow silent, unresponsive, as if he did not hear her. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Once he had been content to have leisure and rest, to hear the “beautiful things” of his fancy. Signa by Ouida

I hear she says to him, ‘Give me a rival in your art, I leave you. Signa by Ouida

Arthur Conan Doyle The horses, varlets, or my crutch will be across you! Hush, Lydiard! Down, Pelamon! I can scarce hear my voice for your yelping. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

E. F. Benson But the one Lucia went to hear sing in London,” said Susan. “Bracelet, wasn’t it?” “Bracely? Olga Bracely?” cried Diva. “Are you quite sure?” “Positive. Quite lovely, and such hair. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Of one thing he felt sure, that he had never yet been anything but glad to hear the recall sounded. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Wilkie Collins Please hear him, and don’t make a noise!” With those words he slowly sank back again into the chair, and took refuge in his scented pocket-handkerchief. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

School time arrived, and with it a break in the journey to or from school at granny’s house, to partake of bread and jam, hear stories, and, finally, to assist at the making of a new ship. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Marie Corelli You, young as you are, have persuaded France to listen to you — I am doing my best to persuade England to hear me. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Wilkie Collins If all that I hear is true, he ought to know more of Helena Beauly’s strange freaks and fancies than most people. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anne Bronte If you think there’s danger, save me from it; and then, in gratitude, I’ll hear whatever you like to say. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Did I not say so? Hark! Do you not hear the steps coming up the stairs? It is the man!” As before, I heard the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Is it true that ——” I did not want to hear more secrets, and went crashing through the trees. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

Virginia Woolf Our eyes darken; we hear no steps beside us; we see no lady spread her ghostly cloak. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

He wanted me to hear what that man had to say. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Why does not my Gerard come, nor send a line this many months? Answer me, or all the town is like to hear me, let alone thy servants, My misery is too great to be sported with. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

E. T. A. Hoffmann Pray deign, Mademoiselle, to hear Brusson’s confession. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Mark Twain And how far a body can hear on the water such nights! I heard people talking at the ferry landing. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Keep guard over this place till we hear from the Yard tomorrow. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

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]

Edith Wharton You can’t hear them snicker; but I can. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Gissing How I should like to hear you make a speech! Of course I must be there when you do. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

D. H. Lawrence She could not bear to hear him talking so. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell But one day towards Whitsuntide, comed Jennings wi’ a grave face, and says he, ‘I hear our Frank and your Margaret’s both getten the fever. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Sinclair Lewis He roused to hear her bubbling, in a stormy dawn: “Are you awake? Don’t let me disturb you. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

So he was a little bit surprised now, when he had been there about ten minutes, to hear a ring at the bell on his door. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

They wish, at any rate, to hear the news, to gossip half the night, to drink the Utangáni’s rum, and to claim a cloth for escorting him, will he, nill he, to the next settlement. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Henry Handel Richardson Then he dropped his voice, and made a somewhat disparaging remark — so low, however, but what the listener was forced to hear it, too. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

I hear them shutting the piano. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

George Gissing But Cecily was so glad to hear the familiar voice that its tone mattered nothing; she followed him, and seated herself where he bade her. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Worried by Lawyer Standup as to whether he did not come to ask for money, she said she believed so, but she did not hear all they said. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Anthony Trollope Doctor, what would you think now of my getting married?’ ‘I should be delighted to hear of it—more delighted than I can express; that is, of course, if you were to marry well. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

You hear how he inherited the Rajah’s treasures from a mistress who died strangely, swiftly, conveniently, as soon so he had wearied of her, and a new favourite had begun to exercise her influence. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

It did not surprise me to hear that he had been in bed a week. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Leon Trotsky Moissey Filippovich went to hear the decision. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Gissing You couldn’t have done a more sensible thing, Alma.’ Though quite willing to believe this, Alma, for some reason, did not care to hear it thus asserted. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

How flattered they would be if they could hear you!” “Now you are making fun of me,” she said in a subdued voice which broke suddenly. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

H. G. Wells Kemp did not hear the sound of the shot. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Andrew Lang Then she fell asleep instantly, and only woke up to hear the clock saying “Beauty, Beauty” twelve times in its musical voice, which told her at once that she was really in the palace once more. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope On this occasion I did not hear a word of complaint — nor yet a word of surprise or thankfulness that the accident had been attended with no serious result. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a shock to me to hear that I had placed my friends in such horrible peril. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Henry James I shouldn’t care that Mr. Townsend should be a frequent topic of conversation, but whenever you have anything particular to say about him I shall be very glad to hear it. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

George Meredith She was petitioned to excuse him; he thought she would wish to hear the news in town last night as early as possible; he hesitated and murmured it. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Although of course I do not wish any value to be assumed for my opinion, such as it is, I consider that you are entitled to hear it. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Charles Dickens They don’t go a headerin’ down here, wen there an’t no Bobby nor gen’ral Cove, fur to hear the splash. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Edith Wharton But nowadays everything is in the papers; and Denis told me he thought it better that you should hear the news first from him. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

James Joyce O Loud, hear the wee beseech of thees of each of these thy unlitten ones! Grant sleep in hour’s time, O Loud! That they take no chill. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

By what I hear she is one of the religious ones; so perhaps that has brought the pair to an understanding. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

G. K. Chesterton But I think I hear your friends coming. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope Mr Turnbull himself, when he began to perceive that men were crowding close upon the gates, and to hear the noise, and to feel, as it were, the breath of the mob, stepped on quickly into his carriage. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Francis Bacon But hear me now, and I will tell you what I know. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Miles Franklin The clergyman came next day, and after dinner, when Pa was at the stables feeding his horses, I loitered in the passage to hear what Ma was saying. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

But you have a knack at commanding, and to hear is to obey; so if you insist upon it, and will pardon my morning-dress, I remain. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Wilkie Collins I regret to have disturbed your meditations, and I am sorry to hear that Mr. Badgery is dead. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Wilkie Collins She would have heard from you, or from Oscar, that business had obliged me to leave Dimchurch.” “Does Oscar object to let you go?” “He won’t hear of my going. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arnold Bennett And she could hear Sarah’s emotional breathing. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

H. G. Wells Two hundred years ago Oliver Goldsmith said that if every time a man fired a gun in England, someone was killed in China, we should never hear of it and no one would bother very much about it. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle I give you my word that I would have spoken out if it went against him at the Assizes.” “I am glad to hear you say so,” said Holmes gravely. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Virginia Woolf For ever alone, alone, alone — hear silence fall and sweep its rings to the farthest edges. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

He can, for instance, hear the faint creaking of the props. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Anthony Trollope Paradise Row would no doubt utter jeers, but he need not go there to hear them. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing Quite a new thing for me to have something serious to do; I enjoy it! If I can’t see you again before I go back to town, you shall hear from me in a day or two. Humplebee by George Gissing

E. F. Benson It was as if some clock had struck the four quarters, and I was still waiting to hear what the hour would be. The Bus-Conductor by E. F. Benson

Ivan Turgenev And again I hear behind me the same light, measured, as it were, stealthy steps. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Thomas Love Peacock CAPTAIN FITZCHROME. I do not wish to hear anything in his favour; and I rejoice to hear you say so, because — LADY CLARINDA. Do not flatter yourself. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

O, I love to hear That word make clear Humanity’s General Sense of Things. –Jamrach Holobom ABRIDGE, v. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Arnold Bennett To hear him, he might have chosen the hotel on its superlative merits, without regard to expense. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope I must say so; and if I hear a whisper to the contrary in any quarter, you may be sure that I shall say so open-mouthed. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen were almost as glad to hear it as if a fortune had been left them. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Henry James On the face of the matter moreover it wasn’t fair to believe till one heard; and to hear in such a case was to hear Godfrey himself. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The first time I hear that buzzing in the air I’m off. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

TO Mrs. Saville, England St. Petersburgh, Dec. 11th, 17- You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

George Gissing I want to hear people talk, and know what is going on round about me. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Guy de Maupassant Now we begin to hear slight country noises, the double cry of the quail in particular, then the mewing of cats and the barking of dogs. The Trip of Le Horla (Le Voyage du Horla) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Wilkie Collins If you know anything of the ways of young women, you won’t be surprised to hear that Penelope wouldn’t take it. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Meredith So he pronounced his mind, and the long habit of listening to oracles might grow us ears to hear and discover a meaning in it. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Mrs Lackersteen, as a relative, did not hear these scandals, but she was growing nervous. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Adam Lindsay Gordon To his haunches I spring, and my muzzle I bring To his flank, to his girth, to his shoulder; Through the shouting and yelling I hear my name swelling, The hearts of my backers grow bolder. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In the silent park is a scent of clover, And the distant roar of the town is dead, And I hear once more as the swans fly over Their far-off clamour from overhead. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald In just about an hour I hear the old pencil stop scratching and look over. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Now I suppose I must wait another three months to hear who it is and how it happened. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

We hear you mourn all time so greatly. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway