Phrases with "heard"

George Meredith But how many? Not one, not two, ten, twenty:—count, count to the exact number of nights the unhappy girl must have heard those mad colloquies of the hurricane boatswain and the chirpy king. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

That is the last anyone has heard of her. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

At the same instant I heard a click, which I did not understand then, but which I now know to have been the head of the hat-pin striking the register. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

They heard the rattle of Wilson’s brake as it swung over the townhead from Auchterwheeze, and the laughter of its jovial crew. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Edith Wharton It was in Rome that, three years later, I heard of her death. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Everyone might have heard what they said. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Captain Whalley, sitting on the couch, awake and fully dressed, heard the door of his cabin open. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

The house had remained so still you could have heard a pin drop. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle We had hardly reached the hall when we heard the baying of a hound, and then a scream of agony, with a horrible worrying sound which it was dreadful to listen to. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Well, you haven’t heard me complain, have you? But all you do is whine, whine, whine. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Maria Edgeworth The Koromantyn yell of war will be heard in Jefferies plantation this night! Arm — arm yourself, my dear master, and let us surround the rebel leaders while it is yet time. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

George Meredith Grief heard them, and passed like a bier. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

He heard them, spoken in English with painstaking distinctness. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jules Verne The reply of the Irishman was not favorable; he had never heard the vessel mentioned. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

I had never heard anything like it then; I have never heard anything like it since. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

Andrew Lang But Lazarus heard of this scheme, and when the evening came, he took a log of wood, covered it with his cloak, laid it in the place where he usually slept, and then hid himself. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He was resuming his books and she was helping Madam Gadow’s servant to clear away, when they heard a rapping at the street door. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Edith Wharton She said she heard that a surgical nurse was wanted at the hospital, and volunteered her services; I’m afraid she got small thanks for them. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

D. H. Lawrence Marasca! Maraschino! What was maraschino? Where had she heard it. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Face to face with a woman in the prime of her beauty, he heard a voice warning him against the pedantic spirit of middle age, against formalism and fogeyishness. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

He heard the singing of birds, the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

All along the shore the water was running up; I heard the waves among the sedge grass; the weeds at my side were awash in the ripples. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

That was the only sound to be heard in the room. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft As I surveyed him I heard him explaining that he was a friend of my prospective host’s who had come down from Townshend in his stead. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Sinclair Lewis While he drew on his trousers and coat he was to be heard discoursing to his drowsy wife on the woe of druggists and the desirability of moving to Los Angeles and going into real estate. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope A grim smile of satisfaction crossed his thin face as he heard it, and there was a feeling of triumph at his heart. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Kate Chopin Later she half heard the voices of Robert and Tonie talking under the shed. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Andrew Lang He heard also a multitude of footsteps, as if the church was being filled with people. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I fancied I saw something white move across it; and I heard a sound like low talking that swelled into a discordant shriek —“Hoo-oo-oo! Bowes, the devil! Over your shoulder. Dickon the Devil by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Nevertheless she had, since her plighting with David, heard so much of his own scandalous father that she was already half shrinking from her bargain. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I believe this is the very first, say, realistic, story I heard in my life; but all the same I don’t know why I should have been so frightfully impressed. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Willa Cather As they reached the lower hall they heard voices from the music room, and dim figures were lurking in the shadows under the gallery, but their hostess led straight to the smoking room. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

George Gissing And you must also have heard that Fadge leaves The Study at the end of this year, eh?’ ‘Father told me it was probable. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

I heard myself making these explanations on the doorstep, and pointing to the deserted bath-chair as the proof, while the pretty parlor maid ran for the police. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Rudyard Kipling I saw and heard this from my very bed in the hospital. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Wilkie Collins Having heard the views before from others, I assumed a listening position, and privately formed my opinion of the schoolroom. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Mr. Carlyle continued to converse of the man’s embarrassments, of his own interview with Sir Peter and Lady Levison; but Isabel was as one who heard not. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Bram Stoker But as I listened, I heard as if from down below in the valley the howling of many wolves. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Gissing I’ve heard him talk of it in his sleep; he made so sure that he was going to have that new magazine, and the disappointment makes him that he doesn’t know what he’s saying. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins I began to feel less uneasy at the prospect of being introduced to this stranger, when I heard that she was papa’s cousin. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Now where had I heard something like that? Heard it quite recently, too? The discomfort of wakefulness is that you are not fully awake. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

H. G. Wells They heard the chink of money, and realised that the robber had found the housekeeping reserve of gold — two pounds ten in half sovereigns altogether. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Jules Verne At half-past eleven, when the tempest seems at its very height there is heard a peculiar roar distinguishable even above the crash of the elements. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Anthony Trollope And then men looked at him as he disappeared with the jailers down the steps leading to regions below, and away to his prison, and they knew that he would no more be seen or heard of for two years. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

I heard time and again the words, “Moderate provision — suitable present. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Wilkie Collins How fast she heard his heart throbbing! How the tears filled her eyes as she felt that his fear was all for her! “Now,” said the president, writing down their names. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

In that attitude I heard him protest, very audibly: “I do not even know Spanish.” “Hey? What? You dare to deny you come from over there?” the accomplished manager was down on him truculently. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

I had been crouching down, however, it must have been for about two hours, and then, to my amazement, I heard a gentle snore. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

I heard the words, and I remembered them; but I did not understand them till long after. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

Anthony Trollope Hadn’t he heard of it over and over again? Besides, Colligan’s manner was an assurance to him that he would not boggle at such a job. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Walter Besant When we heard that they were visible form the hill, Tom and I went forth to meet them, and led them form the bridge to the porch. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Maria Edgeworth The conversation he heard every where round him related to the good or bad fortune of the preceding nights. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

H.P. Lovecraft This was in 1860 and 1861, when my uncle had just begun his medical practice; and before leaving for the front he heard much of it from his elder professional colleagues. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

M. P. Shiel He entered my chamber, roused me from sleep; I saw the mad gaudium in his eyes, heard the wild hiss of his cry in my ear: “Up! It is sublime. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

R. D. Blackmore My dear sir, have you heard the news? I perceive by your countenance that you have not. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

His face kindled and flushed with pleasure when he heard of a doughty deed, a spice of wit, or some tale to his liking. Robert Louis Stevenson by E. Blantyre Simpson

She had cause for uneasiness, as she had heard her father express anything but amiable sentiments towards his tenant. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

George Gissing And about seven o’clock the door-bell rang, a well-known voice was heard enquiring for Miss Norman, and then Mr. Heatherley entered the room. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle But what of this man Leonardo?” “I never saw him or heard from him again. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was some one coming! Peter Ruff, too, heard a man’s firm footsteps come up the flagged stones. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell The chapel was still and empty; but Miss Benson heard the buzz of voices in the chapel-yard without. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

As soon as their mother’s step was heard they would make a rush for the stairs. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Then I heard the same voice, this time steady as of old, order the dog to let go. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Thomas Hardy But there happened to be a conversation about women going on in the office, and I heard him say what he should wish his wife to be like. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Fame a plenty have I gained in youth! These Grendel-deeds I heard in my home-land heralded clear. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Jules Verne He heard in the distance cries and songs, the varied noises of a wild debauch. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Hope Then she laid her head against me, and I heard her murmur: “My darling, how hot your head is!” Somehow love gives even to a dull man the knowledge of his lover’s heart. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

In fact, I have never heard of him from that day to this. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Sinclair Lewis Euclid P. Tinker? No, I don’t REMEMBER meeting him, but I’m pretty sure I’ve heard of him. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Had Marie been disappointed in her love without the appearance of any rival suitor, no one would have ever heard of her love. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Kenneth Grahame As I trotted downstairs, hungrier even than usual, farewells floated up from the front door, and I heard the departing voices of our angular elderly visitors as they made their way down the walk. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

At night, at about ten o’clock, I heard an eager shout from the street. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

After a time she heard him saying: “And your dream is to influence a human destiny?” “Yes!” she answered curtly, unabashed, with a woman’s complete assurance. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Ivan Turgenev The candle burns dim and gutters, dancing shadows quiver on the low ceiling, the cruel crunch of the frost is heard outside, and within the dreary murmur of old age. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

But — but — beware! Ha! you will serve me yet, and through her! They said so that night, though you heard them not. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

I heard the roaring of a great cataract, felt the earth sinking from beneath my feet. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Just then the quick ears of Miles heard the jingle of arms. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

I was chatting with Lucy, and had just left her, when I heard your loud voices. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins And yet the story of how they found her was, like all the sad stories I have ever heard told in real life, so very, very short. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Andrew Lang But this house, and you, such as you are, we have never seen or heard of. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I had never heard of Mundham when we met in town; if I had I shouldn’t have known it was yours. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

James Anthony Froude All the Midland Counties heard of his fame, and demanded to hear him. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle She must have heard of the business the day before, since all Croydon was ringing with it, and she alone could have understood for whom the packet was meant. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Max’s face, so Brockford has since told me, when he heard the news, was almost transformed. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Gaston Leroux He did not reach the court until he heard the revolver shots, and then he fired. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

At the time of his speaking, no one had heard him without belief. Signa by Ouida

Sinclair Lewis He heard himself stating that Eddie Guest was the best American poet, and a number of other things which he had heard from Tub Pearson and which he did not believe. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Certainly he had felt it, though there was nothing visible, but he had felt the movement of a body and heard the sound of hooves. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

I was smoking a cigarette when we heard Slipper addressing the solitudes at the farther end of the island, and ending with one of his whisky-throated crows of laughter. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Finally, he heard midnight chime without anything happening, and then waiting yet another twenty minutes, he gave up the vigil in disgust and prepared to mount to his room. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Ford Madox Ford So when he heard that she had offered to the Maidan boy to take his wife to Europe with him, automatically he hated her since he hated all that she did. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

James Hogg They were not well gone before I heard another distinctly enter the stable, and come towards the ladder. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Wilkie Collins After the lapse of a few moments a cry of alarm was heard from the upper landing. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ann Radcliffe But in the next moment she heard a step behind her, and, on turning, saw the Monk again approaching. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

George Gissing All who have heard you expatiate on your—your ‘bio-sociological’ theory shall be made acquainted with this French writer, and form their own opinion as to your originality. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle A door slammed downstairs, and rapid footsteps were heard approaching. A Night Among the Nihilists by Arthur Conan Doyle

He heard the tinkle of the shunting trains, and he heard a rich voice crying something in his own tongue. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Thomas Hardy The carriage had stopped, and she heard a man use exclamatory words. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Her sobs and his dying voice, which seemed to be sobbing too, might be heard by all who chose to listen. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

It did so to young Powell. Then for the first time Anthony made himself heard to the point. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Then I heard him move quickly. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Tom Chandler heard them and came swiftly through the door which opened from the clerks’ department, a smile of satisfaction on his face. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Andrew Lang What he heard comforted him not. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang When he heard all this he was perhaps sorry that he had sworn to bring the Terrible Head, but he was determined to keep his oath. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy Perhaps you have heard — about Mr. Wildeve’s fortune?” “No,” said Eustacia blankly. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anna Katherine Green You can imagine my relief when I heard that yours was but a passing attack. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy What the steward heard was enough, and more than enough, to lead him to forget or to renounce his motive in entering. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Sinclair Lewis He was surer of it as he heard her bartering with the owner of the minute pastry shop for a dozen cakes. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

We met Newhover coming back, but we heard him a long way off and were in good cover when he passed. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry James Peter was silent a long time; during which his companion might have heard him gently breathe, and on touching him might have felt within him the vibration of a long low sound suppressed. The Tree of Knowledge by Henry James [1900]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Norman heard her out with all the calm propriety of the Weights and Measures, begged to have a day to consider, and then acceded to the request. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She mustn’t imagine I’ve heard a whisper. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

The wolf was just moving away when he heard the sound of the medals clinking and stopped to listen; they clinked again in a bush quite near him. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Nothing could be heard of him in the neighborhood of Rouen. There has been no evidence of his death; and there is no sign that he is living. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Jules Verne He listened attentively, and to his great amaze, fancied he heard the sounds of a piano. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells He was struck again upon the back, and he heard his jacket rip, and then the thing hit the roof of the observatory. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Jules Verne He heard their reproaches, their recriminations, and even their threats, and he could not punish them. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Then our whistle gave a little toot, and in five minutes we heard a shout, and Carlos—my brave Carlos Quintana—crashed through the tangled vines waving his cap madly for joy. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

But they had heard nothing of her. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I should die if Beatrice heard about everything, and Eva wouldn’t speak to me again if she knew. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Wilkie Collins On approaching the workshop, he heard voices talking in whispers in the room. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

I heard the boat alongside go bump, bump, and not another sound down there for a while, but the ship under me was full of talking noises. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Anthony Trollope On a sudden he heard the key in the door, and the man who attended him entered the room with a candle in his hand. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Elizabeth-Jane heard by accident that Jopp had been engaged by her stepfather. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence She could be heard breaking the bits of coal and placing them on the dustpan. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope At last the Dean heard of it,—first through Lady Alice, and then directly from Lady Sarah, who took the news to the deanery. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Jules Verne The silence of bewilderment was broken at length by Count Timascheff making inquiry whether nothing had been heard from England, either by telegraph or by any passing ship. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Edgar Allan Poe Upon reaching the first landing, heard two voices in loud and angry contention-the one a gruff voice, the other much shriller — a very strange voice. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Burns I’ve heard my reverend Graunie say, In lanely glens ye like to stray; Or where auld-ruin’d castles, gray, Nod to the moon, Ye fright the nightly wand’rer’s way Wi’ eldricht croon. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I’ve heard a great deal since. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Margaret Oliphant Though Katie heard his retiring steps, he hardly did so himself, as he came down the broad softly-carpeted stair-case. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

I heard the complaining murmur of the crew and the maledictions of Torres, the sailing master—I could not bear to look. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Henry David Thoreau I have not heard so much as a locust over the sweet-fern these three hours. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Guy de Maupassan A kind of rattle was heard in her throat, then she lay on her back motionless, dead. A Wedding Gift by Guy de Maupassan

H. Rider Haggard Presently the women at the fire heard a sound as of a great man falling to earth. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling I heard a scrubby, raspy sound, as though Pyecroft had chosen that hour to shave, and I smelled paint. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

She heard it at last! — a footstep in the avenue upon the other side of the archway. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sinclair Lewis He was too excited to worry over the patient and quiet suffering with which Mrs. Zapp heard the announcement that he was going. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Accompanied by Winterborne, he now turned towards the door of the spar-house, when his footsteps were heard by the men as aforesaid. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. Rider Haggard At last, just as we were thinking of turning in-for the night drew nigh to dawn — we heard a sound of steps. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

It was cruel to awake to the full sense of her loneliness, while the sound of the voice she had heard in her dream still lingered in her ears. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He said loudly, “Now then, now then, what are you doing there?” She stopped, for this time she heard him, and looked over at him. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

No one else had heard the voices and Larose was certain Gauntry had not heard them, either. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

William Henry Hudson All at once I heard a voice calling my name, and in a moment the tempest in me was stilled. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Rudyard Kipling I had just time to see that Ouless had thrown away his commission by striking a soldier, when I heard the rip of cloth and a piece of gray shirt showed under the torn scarlet on the man’s shoulder. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Leon Trotsky We heard the soft, cautious padding of felt boots in the hall, and listened intently. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Was my shout answered, or did I only fancy that I heard a far-off cry? I halloed again, and again the echo followed. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

Elizabeth Gaskell She had been anxious about him, for she had not heard for a week. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Suddenly the steps below paused, and George heard Sweetwater draw in his breath in irrepressible dismay. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

George MacDonald She had never been to school, and had heard very little else than vulgar speech until she came to the hospital. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, when I was up there I heard some yarns of the same kind — traditions of Indians and the like, but with somethin’ behind them, no doubt. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Baldwin Spencer The old man heard the two; he listened, and it was just like a wind coming up. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Gustave Flauber In their excitement all the Galileans spoke at once, Mannaeus’s voice being heard above all others. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Henry Kingsley I heard you had come, and were with Ascot. And I have been trembling in every limb. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Each time, as he pulled the string, it caught in the iron plate of the roof and squeaked pitifully, after which could be heard the metallic clang of the little bell. In the World by Maksim Gorky

I was behind that privet hedge and heard every word she told you. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Henry James Just after she had done so she became aware of steps on the stairs and she got up quickly, supposing that her messenger had returned, though she had not heard wheels. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

The bats came stooping at the red end of my cigarette, and from the covert behind the house I heard once or twice the delicate bark of a fox. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

E. F. Benson One window was a little open, for I had forgotten to close it, and about midnight I heard something outside, trying apparently to push it farther open. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

Thomas Hardy She moved on to the bottom of corn Street, and, knowing his time well, waited only a few minutes before she heard the familiar bang of his door, and then his quick walk towards her. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

T. E. Lawrence When Faiz and Bedri heard the engine over their arch, they danced a war-dance round their little electric box. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As he crossed the hall he heard the sound of voices raised in altercation. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

William Makepeace Thackeray He heard Mrs. Crump talk of Morgiana’s property, and fell more in love with her than ever. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

James Joyce Could you try your hand at it yourself? — And it seemed to me that I heard the voice of that Egyptian highpriest raised in a tone of like haughtiness and like pride. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Luckily for her, Conrad was still awake: He heard the noise and rose, murmuring at being called up a second time. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Abraham Merri And soon he heard the feet of Zachel striding down the steps, go by him. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

I heard of you at Brighton. You were very happy there, were you not?” “I liked Brighton pretty well. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

But what will his feelings be when he hears what I am going to tell you now? For we know he has not heard yet. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Anthony Trollope And then she gave a long account of the interview to Anty and Meg, which was hardly necessary, as they had heard most of what had passed. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

When next he heard his wife’s footsteps overhead he knew, as well as if he had seen her doing it, that she had been putting on her walking shoes. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

I heard a few shots, half a dozen perhaps. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Theodore Dreiser Carrie heard it through the open door from the parlour below. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton A latch-key rattled, and she heard her husband’s step, and the sound of his cough below in the hall. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Julian Hawthorne About sunset Jael was surprised by the beginning of a jarring and rumbling noise, the like of which had not been heard in the gorge for a number of weeks past. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Arnold Bennett She heard the double blow of his drumstick baton. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope In that case your father will have you sent to a school in England.” “Papa hasn’t got the money; I heard him tell Edith so. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Wilkie Collins What ought I to do?” “Marry Susan.” I heard the woman plainly — and yet, I declare, I doubted the evidence of my senses. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I’ve heard how Mr. Hellingsby bullied his poor wife, how he neglected her and how be went after other women. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

The spring bubbled noisily among its greenery; he had never heard it so loud. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Mark Twain It was young Harney Shepherdson. I heard Buck’s gun go off at my ear, and Harney’s hat tumbled off from his head. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

D. H. Lawrence She heard Miss Pinnegar’s scarcely audible step approaching. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang One day, when he was standing thus behind a tree, he saw the old Witch approach and heard her call out: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your golden hair. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

But when they heard the rifle shots at some distance from where they were, and the resounding bang of the bursting tyre, Larose became convinced that they must do something. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Maria Edgeworth She could not believe that she had heard his words rightly. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

Pauline heard it, and felt more intensely the peace that held her. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

D. H. Lawrence I heard he made over forty pounds on Whit Monday, here on this beach. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The steps also of the patrols could be heard beating time on the stones beneath with even more regularity than the feet of the dancers on the floor of the saloon. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Breakfast was over, when she heard Amabel speaking to Laura in the ante-room. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Robert Louis Stevenson Methought I cried and cried upon you to come back in a very agony of terror; whether you heard me I know not, but you went doggedly on. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

You might have heard a pin drop when the last words died away: “As friends remembering not. Our Visit by Ellen Wood

Suddenly I heard a faint chorus steal upon the silence of the night. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Which is it?” she added, looking up at him stupidly, “Dan, or Sam?” “It is Dan,” he answered; and if ever I heard pain in a tone, I heard it in his. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

A. E. W. Mason I have never heard quite that sound except when the wind blows across heather. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Ralph Waldo Emerson In York minster, on the day of the enthronization of the new archbishop, I heard the service of evening prayer read and chanted in the choir. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

The gentry used to turn round to look at her at Barngrave church, I’ve heard my mother say. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Now and then I heard the hounds giving tongue at the distance, and I rode after that to the best of my science; and uncommonly bad was the best. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Anthony Trollope And the gardener, who was then in the front of the house, heard it all. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather What are you going to do about it?” He heard nothing from the blankets. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She heard the footman doing something to the latch of the door, which caused it to make a clicking sound. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jack London A moment later, Matt heard a footstep. White Fang by Jack London [1906]