Phrases with "heavily"

E. Phillips Oppenheim The second envelope he opened was heavily sealed. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Fanny Fern They prey both on your mind and body, and wear heavily upon your spirit. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Robert Louis Stevenson The rooms were large, airy, pleasant, and looked upon the garden; but the walls were of great thickness (for the tower was old), and the windows were heavily barred. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Stur On the 8th it still blew heavily from the south, and the barometer rose to 30 degrees 200 minutes; but the evening was calm and frosty, and the sky without a cloud. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Henry James A great interest is naturally felt in Mr. Paraday’s surroundings,” he heavily observed. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Mark Twain The boys had white umbrellas heavily lined with dark green. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

And, as the Spaniards defiled through the empty streets, the tramp of their horses’ feet upon the pavement was answered by dull and melancholy echoes that fell heavily on their hearts. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

D.H. Lawrence She looked up at him rather heavily as he stood radiant on the threshold. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

In one hand he carried his walking-stick and his hat, which he had removed, and the other hung heavily by his side. Schalken the Painter by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

At last he turned away and went out, stopping to wake the old nurse, heavily asleep in the passage. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

And if the sight killed Herrick’s hunger, the isolation weighed so heavily on the clerk’s spirit, that he was scarce risen from table ere he was currying favour with his former comrade. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

E. Phillips Oppenheim His father laid his hand heavily upon Wolfenden’s shoulder. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Pearl resembled the brook, inasmuch as the current of her life gushed from a well-spring as mysterious, and had flowed through scenes shadowed as heavily with gloom. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

He breathed very heavily and ate too much. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Edith Wharton The chauffeur, after a glance of doubt and disapproval, jumped down to open the door, and there descended a heavily built lady dressed with sober opulence. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

E. T. A. Hoffmann My old uncle’s warning fell heavily upon my heart. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Ford Madox Ford But those armours of heavily titled and born front benchers were rather of august politics. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

George Gissing It needed but a slight push — a weaker hand than Arthur’s would have sufficed — and the sot reeled and fell heavily to the ground. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Had he been sleeping heavily where he had laid himself down, the King’s hunting-knife would now be in his heart. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Edith Wharton So after a fugitive had come down heavily on his lame foot he resigned himself to keeping in the main current and letting it sweep him onto the boat. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Anthony Trollope The girl had bolted the door, put away her cups and mugs, and her step upstairs had struck heavily on his ears. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain Fatigue bore so heavily upon Becky that she drowsed off to sleep. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

He let her on to her feet at last, but then for a few moments continued to support her, as, apparently quite exhausted by her struggles, she leaned heavily against him. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Exasperated by the incomprehensible nature of his torment, Almayer made a rush upon the apparition, which eluded his grasp, and he brought up heavily against the wall. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

My work did not weigh heavily upon me. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

D. H. Lawrence A large gold moon hung heavily to the grey horizon, trees hovered tall, standing back in the dusk, waiting. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

A man stumbled heavily against the inspector who was thrown back upon the Chief Constable. The incident might have become a mélée if the Mayor had not intervened. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Charles Dickens The young man was brought there, heavily chained, King Richard looked at him steadily. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Wilkie Collins But alas! the calf that had once filled them out, had disappeared; they clanked heavily on the pavement, instead of creaking tightly and noisily wherever he went. The Last Stage Coachman by Wilkie Collins [1843]

Anthony Trollope The misfortune which had fallen so heavily upon them all seemed to have done her good. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins But I was weak and ill and the shock of hearing what I heard fell so heavily on me that I fainted. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Leon Trotsky Shrugging his shoulders, rolling the whites of his eyes, and stamping heavily with his boots, Yablonovsky left the room, banging the door with all the force he could muster. My Life by Leon Trotsky

In the centre are the initials 'J. R.' surmounted by a royal crown, heavily worked in gold braid, guimp, and some coloured silks. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Oscar Wilde As soon as they had cast anchor and hauled down the sail, the negroes went into the hold and brought up a long rope-ladder, heavily weighted with lead. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Charles Kingsley As he passed, a dark figure leapt from the bushes on the edge, and plunged heavily into the water close to the boat. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle The place was brilliantly lighted, and the huge, heavily gilt mirrors upon every wall reflected and multiplied the garish illumination. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

They were from Swatow to London, and it was noted that he was drinking heavily ashore, and he continued the game throughout the voyage. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

T. E. Lawrence Eight struck the engine-shed, heavily damaging the plant and stock. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The deprivation of sight, one of the severest afflictions of which humanity is capable, falls more heavily on the man whose occupation lies among books, than upon others. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

H. G. Wells That was a very miserable time for me, even before my last visit to Checkshill. My long unemployed hours hung heavily on my hands. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

The old archdeacon had sighed heavily when, to save the family honour, he had had to draw upon his small capital and pay what Ramon owed. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Arthur Conan Doyle The stranger walked heavily and with a measured stride, while the English knight advanced as briskly as though there was no iron shell to weigh down the freedom of his limbs. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Once a fox stole across my path, and again, as I stooped to drink at a hurrying rill, a heron flapped heavily from the reeds beside me. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Andrew Lang His arms dropped heavily to his side, but in falling struck against the sea shell, which, as he had promised Julia, he had always carried in his coat. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She said nothing, but sighed heavily as she resigned it. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Wilkie Collins A heavily clouded sunset lay low and red in the west. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Elizabeth Gaskell He came at last, his arms hanging loose down, his head sunk, and walking heavily along, as if every step was a labour and a trouble. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Elizabeth Gaskell But now he began to make such a strange crowing noise, just like a chair drawn heavily and gratingly along a kitchen-floor! His eyes were open, but expressive of nothing but pain. Christmas Storms and Sunshine by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Lastly, Desrolles, who seemed to have slept more heavily than the other two on that particular night, came rushing out of his room to ask the meaning of that hideous summons. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

To the left of us there was the long uninterrupted shoal, and to the right a high, steep bank heavily overgrown with bushes. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

He fell from the starboard futtock shrouds, and, not knowing how to swim, and being heavily dressed, with all those things round his neck, he probably sank immediately. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

G. K. Chesterton While the new foes of freedom, the sceptics and scientists, were damaging democracy in ideas, the old foes of freedom, the emperors and the kings, were damaging her more heavily in arms. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

H. G. Wells Lincoln appeared before him, went down heavily again with a blow under the point of the jaw and lay still. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

While Faye shook her breasts and her head, holding the rest of her body rigid, he struck the soft ground heavily with his feet and circled her. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Wilkie Collins She sat down heavily in the chair, with the book on her lap. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Consciousness of the present hangs so heavily upon us. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson At length, and after how long an interval I hesitate to guess, the crowd began to move, heavily straining through itself. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

But the light that should have entered there was frightened, also, and halted on the ledge without, balked by the thick curtains that heavily enshrouded it. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Had she remained, as I did, she would have heard the disclosure of a crime that lay more heavily on her digestion than her conscience. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Marjorie Bowen His face blanched so it seemed he must faint; he pressed his handkerchief to his lips and leant heavily against the window frame. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Her maid was standing a little to the right, her spare figure and sallow face lit up by the flickering, shooting flames, for the reading-lamp at Miss Farrow’s elbow was heavily shaded. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

The bishop of the diocese had specially complimented her for her active devotion to that holy work which falls somewhat heavily upon the only daughter of a widowed rector. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Directly the rumble of the gunboat’s cable had ceased, Heemskirk came down heavily from the bridge. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Black Wolf had been heavily backed away from the course, and the city bookmakers had been hard hit. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Ford Madox Ford Heavy depression settled down more heavily upon him. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Wilkie Collins A few minutes afterwards the roll of the carriage which took her and her companion to the ball, died away heavily on my ear. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

D. H. Lawrence The door shut heavily behind him, with a shudder. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Under full kit, such as I saw on the sentry at Osaka Castle, they ought to be much too heavily burdened. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Mary Webb She wore her best mantle, heavily trimmed with jet bugles, and her alpaca skirt was looped up uncompromisingly with an old-fashioned skirt-hook made like a butterfly. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

His head struck the ground heavily as she flung him aside in her sudden rush. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Bram Stoker The heavily built house shook to its foundations. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle Monday, June 21, 1685, broke very dark and windy, with dull clouds moving heavily across the sky and a constant sputter of rain. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

The inspector frowned heavily when Larose came to that part of the story and interrupted at once to question the commodore. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Algernon Blackwood Only shapes of fog hung about rather heavily in the air, moving slightly to and fro. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Arthur Conan Doyle The door swung heavily back, and a short, deep-chested man stood in the opening, with the yellow light of the lantern shining upon his protruded face and twinkling, distrustful eyes. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Gissing She turned the handle, and was on the point of passing out, when suddenly she staggered, reeled, and fell heavily to the ground. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

D. H. Lawrence She wanted to know what he put in the pan to make the balance go down so heavily on his side. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

H.P. Lovecraft His hands were large and heavily veined, and had a very unusual greyish-blue tinge. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Virginia Woolf Now, Minnie, the door’s shut; Hilda heavily descends to the basement; you unstrap the straps of your basket, lay on the bed a meagre nightgown, stand side by side furred felt slippers. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Anthony Trollope The affair with her was so much hurried that she had hardly time to give her mind those considerations which were weighing so heavily on Fanny’s mind. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy His personalty was swallowed up in paying his debts, and the Welland estate was so heavily charged with annuities to his distant relatives that only a mere pittance was left for her. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

He wearied himself with conjectures about the matter, and towards daybreak threw himself, dressed as he was, on the bed, and slept heavily till twelve o’clock the next day. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

It was reached by a wide staircase, with shallow steps, heavily carpeted, which formed the right-hand exit of the downstairs chamber. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

He turned his head upward toward the sky and tried to pull some fresh air into his aching lungs, but it was all heavily tainted with sweat. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Throughout Coralio were its morning odors—those from the heavily fragrant tropical flowers and from the bread baking in the outdoor ovens of clay and the pervading smoke of their fires. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

George Gissing Three nights of watching, and the effects of all she had endured this afternoon, were weighing heavily on Thyrza’s eyelids, though as yet she could not sleep. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

I heard McPeek say that one of the birds that I had anchored to a cedar tree had torn loose from the bullets and winged its way heavily out to sea. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

D. H. Lawrence He went into the kitchen, sat down heavily in his father’s old chair, and began to pull off his boots. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu THE evenings being short, the shops alight, and the good people of Cardyllian in their houses, Tom Sedley found the hour before dinner hang heavily on his hands. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

E. F. Benson Then she revoked heavily herself, and the Contessa, so far from being angry with her, burst into peals of unquenchable merriment. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

T. E. Lawrence Allenby told me that the War Cabinet were leaning heavily on him to repair the stalemate of the West. He was to take at least Damascus; and, if possible, Aleppo, as soon as he could. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Baldwin Spencer On the way to the grave the actual mother often threw herself heavily on the ground and attempted to cut her head with a digging stick. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Virginia Woolf Downstairs all was empty and dark; but on the upper floor a light still burnt in the room where the boots had dropped so heavily above Miss Allan’s head. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

However heavily any rains might fall, he was confident it would not get wet. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

These thoughts sat heavily upon me as I mounted the ladder, but when, on reaching the deck, Alie turned and took my hand and gave me a welcome back to the yacht, they were dispelled for good and all. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson He looked on in silence, now spitting heavily on the floor, now putting his head back and uttering a loud, discordant, joyless laugh. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Towards noon the clouds hung heavily over the mountains, coming half-way down the hills that encircle the town of Santa Barbara, and a heavy swell rolled in from the southeast. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

G. K. Chesterton It is like plodding heavily through loose and soft sand, when he himself would be only too delighted to leap from crag to crag or from crisis to crisis. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell She sat down heavily on her bed, thinking she must be in a horrible dream, so compassed about with dangers and enemies did she seem. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Rangsley heaved a deep sigh and slapped me heavily on the shoulder. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

She read again and again his note, to assure herself that she might really expect him: the minutes meanwhile stood still, or were told heavily by the distinct beating of her heart. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope In judging these two men we should not lean too heavily on Brutus, because he did no worse than his neighbors. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson Moreover, he had not guessed how heavily the quarterly payments of interest would weigh on him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Margaret Oliphant The widow dropped heavily into her chair, and sobbed aloud. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

John Galsworthy Monsieur Profond was swimming, heavily diabolical, before her. To Let by John Galsworthy

Edgar Rice Burroughs The men were heavily bearded, tall and muscular; the women, smaller and more gracefully molded, with great masses of raven hair caught into loose knots upon their heads. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

He was breathing heavily with his mouth a little open and his head on one side. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Arthur Morrison Above, things were quiet enough for some while, and then my grandfather came heavily downstairs carrying a woman who had fainted. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

On this occasion he seemed to have lost his tongue for a moment, and Massy, getting in motion, heavily passed him by with an abortive attempt at shouldering. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Ford Madox Ford Why? The butcher-instinct? Or trying to think himself with the Exmoor stag-hounds? The man’s shoulders had come down heavily on him as he had rebounded from the parados-face. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Thomas Hardy It was an old moth-eaten great-coat, heavily trimmed with fur; and in removing it a companion cap of sealskin was disclosed. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Stowing myself away in a sheltered corner, I was in the act of indulging in a nap when I felt a body fall heavily against me. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Wilkie Collins The cabinets, the wardrobe, the full-length looking-glass, the high-backed arm-chair, these, with the great shapeless bulk of the bed itself, towered up heavily and gloomily into view. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

He was moving pretty fast, and as it came into contact with the hydrant his machine was splintered, and he was pitched over the handle-bar heavily on to his head. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Walter Scott The bed was of the massive form used in the end of the seventeenth century, and the curtains of faded silk, heavily trimmed with tarnished gold. The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott [1828]

Sinclair Lewis Rather it had been heavily and noisily jocular, with a substratum of worry and insecurity, in the image of its patron saint, Lincoln of the rollicking stories and the tragic heart. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Putting one hand heavily on my shoulder, he forced me to face him once more. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He opened the gate, unhitched the bridle and swung himself heavily up in the saddle. The Haunted Dragoon by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

With a fierce shout he thrust out his foot, and the man with the light tripped over it and fell heavily to the floor. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Her eyes grew wide, she gasped, and leaned heavily against the table. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Olaf Stapledon Each of them, and each beloved, must settle heavily down into old age, like leaky vessels. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang A few days later a heavily laden waggon drove up, and out of it came so many boxes and bales that Dame Ilse was lost in wonder at the wealth of her future son-in-law. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Only her eyes were a little sleepy, heavily lidded. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Radclyffe Hall One feels that the odds are too heavily against any real success, any real achievement. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Henry Handel Richardson One afternoon they walked to Connewitz. It had rained heavily during the night, and the unpaved roads were inchdeep in mud. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle At last his head fell heavily upon the cushion. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Ivan Turgenev Then he leapt on the bed — softly and heavily — turned round and sat without purring, exactly like a judge; he sat and looked at me with his golden pupils. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Rafael Sabatini Then with a heavy sigh Sir Oliver folded Lionel’s hands across his breast, and slowly, heavily rose to his feet. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

D. H. Lawrence The omnibus pegged slowly up, then charged round a corner, swirled into another loop, and pegged heavily once more. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Every corner brought a whiff of some rank odour, which stole from closed shops and warehouses, and hung heavily on the still air. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson Nothing would do him but to return to England. “I never! No, never in my born days did I hear tell of such a thing!” and Tilly, exploding, brought her closed fist heavily down on her knee. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

D.H. Lawrence Her heart was beating so heavily in her throat that she had to stop on the landing to recover breath. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Jules Verne These clouds, which rolled heavily in the air, were evidently composed of heterogeneous substances. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

William Hope Hodgson He snatched at the second mate’s lantern, tore it out of his hand, and plunged heavily away over the vile stretch of mould. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence And as he was rising he was kicked heavily again, and again, so that he clung sickly to the post for some moments. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Lucy had long prided herself on her analysis of facial characteristics, and was beginning nowadays to bet rather heavily on them. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

John Galsworthy The fourth wall was all heavily curtained window. To Let by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence But at length he reached the gate, and stumbled heavily down, reeling, gripping fast to the trap. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence We watched a girl with streaming hair go galloping down the Row, a dark man, laughing and showing his white teeth, galloping more heavily at her elbow. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

So, after some persuasion, she had allowed Sir Roger to slip the heavily bediamonded ring upon her finger, and had resigned herself to his ardent caresses. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

James Joyce He could not grip the floor with his feet and sat heavily at his desk, opening one of his books at random and poring over it. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

I could not be the death of two women; the loss of one weighed heavily enough upon my conscience. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

The only shadow on the sea was the shadow of the black smoke pouring heavily from the funnel its immense streamer, whose end was constantly dissolving in the air. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Ivan Turgenev Is it Russian?” asked Fenichka, taking the heavily bound book in both hands. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins He struck the match too heavily against the sandpaper, and broke it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins I returned it heavily on his head. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

She threw out her arms in a gesture of dismay and stepped aside, just clear of his head, which struck the ground heavily near her shoe. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The corpse stood motionless, but addressed the widow in accents that seemed to melt into the clang of the bell, which fell heavily on the air while he spoke. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The next morning I was started off to the rear in custody of two mounted men, heavily armed. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Bent heavily on thyself across mine arm, Thy face flat to the sky. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Elizabeth Gaskell The house is of grey stone, two stories high, heavily roofed with flags, in order to resist the winds that might strip off a lighter covering. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Charles Dickens An hour and a half limped heavily away in the thief-and-rascal crowded passages below, even though assisted off with mutton pies and ale. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Mary Webb The silence presses upon us ever more heavily until Death comes with his cajoling voice and promises us the key. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Anthony Trollope So small a trouble will never weigh heavily on shoulders such as yours. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Not many weeks ago, on a street corner in the village of Pascoag, Rhode Island, a tall, heavily built, and wholesome-looking pedestrian furnished much speculation by a singular lapse of behaviour. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Henry Handel Richardson But his brain was active, and the street was noisy; people talked late in the adjoining room, and trod heavily in the one above. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arnold Bennett But Edwin could see his face darkening, and his lower lip heavily falling. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jack London Biedenbach, and three young men who had been living in the refuge, were out and over the mountain, heavily armed and prepared for anything. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Along the streets heavily roll the tumbrils. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

D. H. Lawrence She was very handsome; heavily moulded, coloured richly. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Lady Morgan She turned aside her head and sighed heavily then bursting into tears, flung her arms affectionately round her beloved preceptor, and cried, I have now no father but you—act for me as such. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Charles Dickens He turned over towards the fire, his arm fell to the ground, and his head drooped heavily upon it. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The sergeant jumped to the ground, reeled, threw the reins to the peasant, and seizing the rails with his hands, lifted himself heavily up the steps, and disappeared behind the doors of the town hall. Mother by Maksim Gorky

D. H. Lawrence But soon she learned that she must pay too heavily for her outdoor rages, and then she only raged within the walls of the rectory. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle At one time they massed heavily upon our rear, as though planning a descent upon the baggage. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Remember how low he has been brought already—how heavily God’s hand has been laid upon him. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

The order to shoot three brave men in cold blood, terribly distasteful at the time, was lying heavily on him. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

More than that — I managed, after the leap, to keep my feet in the clinging, staggering clutch of water charged with sand, which swirled heavily about my knees. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

H.P. Lovecraft None of us, I imagine, slept very heavily or continuously that morning. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Anthony Trollope Lord George frowned more heavily than ever. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

There was little fear of Sir Michael’s awaking for some time, as he was a heavy sleeper in the early part of the night, and had slept more heavily than usual since his illness. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George Meredith In relation to weight, they were with the burgess and the presbyter; they preponderated heavily in the direction of England’s burgess view of all cases disputed between civilian and soldier. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell He leant more heavily on her arm, as they awaited the opening of the door. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Algernon Blackwood The atmosphere, heavily charged with faint yet pungent odours, lay utterly still, and the flames of the candles might have been painted on the air for all the movement they betrayed. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

H. Rider Haggard Juanna still slept heavily under the influence of the drug, and he was glad of it, for when she woke it must be to a worse misery than any that had gone before. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling Except for my tread on the boards there was no sound in the place till I heard some one breathing heavily behind a screen. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle I saw Master Joshua Pettigrue catch him in his long arms, and settle some bedding under his head, so that he lay breathing heavily and pattering forth prayers. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

He took away his hand and clenched it heavily on the other. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Thomas Hardy He saw that the door of the room, or rather closet — which had seemed to go heavily upon its hinges as she pushed it back — was open, and that Sue had sunk to the floor just within it. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins Leaning heavily upon him, she set her feet on the floor. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

It is not an immense sum, but I feel responsible for its disposal; and really this responsibility weighs on my mind more heavily than I could have expected. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Thomas Hardy A family gathering, is it not, with these old fellows under us here? Listen.” He stamped with his heel heavily on the floor; whereupon there arose a hollow echo from below. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Nathaniel Hawthorne The multitude, silent till then, broke out in a strange, deep voice of awe and wonder, which could not as yet find utterance, save in this murmur that rolled so heavily after the departed spirit. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Mr. Phillips stalked down the aisle and laid his hand heavily on Anne’s shoulder. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Ford Madox Ford Perhaps God then, after all, visits thus heavily sexual offences. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Henry Kingsley That was the only man he saw killed at that time, though the whole brigade suffered rather heavily by the Eussian cannonade at that spot. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

As they stood together on the church steps a fly, heavily laden with luggage, came slowly up the road towards them. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She sat up and dabbed her eyes with a heavily beperfumed handkerchief. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Mallinson enunciated the proposition a shade nervously; but Barnard, the American, chose to be heavily facetious. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

I thrust the iron back into my pocket, and, seizing the limp body by the collar, dragged it heavily across the turf, away from the path. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Theodore Dreiser His hands were heavily bandaged, and altogether he presented such a picture of distress that many stopped to look at him on the way home from the station. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

They were frequently put to death by the Praefect of the city, although punishment for offences fell most heavily upon the Green faction. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Nellie Bly Every half-hour or hour they would walk heavily down the halls, their boot-heels resounding like the march of a private of dragoons, and take a look at every patient. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Jack London The flesh and the qualms of the flesh she was heir to, but the flesh bore heavily only on the flesh. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mrs. Watson, in a plain tailor gown and quiet felt hat, was sitting heavily veiled apart and alone. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Algernon Blackwood Dr. Cathcart, though more calmly and leisurely, advanced behind him, heavily stumbling. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Marie Corelli But sixty-eight years of life weigh heavily on the faculties — I cannot wear the sword and buckler of energetic manhood. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Henry Kingsley The poor wretch staggered and put his hands to his head, then stumbled and fell heavily down. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

D. H. Lawrence I’m goin’ to do what I like, my duck, now — I don’t care — I don’t care — that!”— he brought his hand down heavily on the table nearest him, and broke a glass. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft Some frightful influence, I felt, was seeking gradually to drag me out of the sane world of wholesome life into unnamable abysses of blackness and alienage; and the process told heavily on me. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]