Phrases with "heavy"

The heavy Mills made a slight movement in his chair. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

That bow bent me down like a heavy weight, and seemed to smother me. In the World by Maksim Gorky

James Joyce His heavy hand took Stephen’s firmly. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He has had no heavy calamities in life, and so contrives to be miserable about trifles. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Jack London A puff of smoke broke from the Macedonia’s deck, we heard a heavy report, and a round hole took form in the stretched canvas of our mainsail. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell In bleak northern farmsteads there was much to be done before November weather should make the roads too heavy for half-fed horses to pull carts through. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell Yes, there was one distinct, slow tramp of feet, which made itself a clear path through the air, and reached their ears; the measured laboured walk of men carrying a heavy burden. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

G. K. Chesterton Burnt by the sun and stained with perspiration, and grave with the bottomless gravity of small necessary toils, a heavy French peasant was cutting wood with a hatchet. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Virginia Woolf He sat down, tucked a napkin under his chin so that it obscured his heavy silver watch-chain under its stiff white shield. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

H. G. Wells As the window opened, a heavy crash came at the door. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

After we had passed the houses of a little village a heavy mist fell upon us, white, damp, and clogging. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

William Makepeace Thackeray These large black mantles of heavy silk brought over the heads of the women, and covering their persons, fall into such fine folds of drapery, that they cannot help being picturesque and noble. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

H. Rider Haggard A little while and I had seen thee no more, for my eyes grow heavy with the death-sleep. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard This being so, Nyleptha could not have appealed to a worse person, for, speaking in slow, heavy tones, he appeared to confirm all that the High Priest Agon had said. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Before he could answer there came a heavy splash in the pool, and the fly disappeared. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Not a sound, save the rapid crunching of the snow beneath our feet, disturbed the heavy stillness of the night. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

The chill air of the night seemed to lie on my limbs as heavy as a slab of marble. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Lucy, has he not rather the air of an incipient John Bull? He used to be slender as an eel, and now I fancy in him a sort of heavy dragoon bent — a beef-eater tendency. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Arthur Conan Doyle The drawn blinds and the smokeless chimneys, however, gave it a stricken look, as though the weight of this horror still lay heavy upon it. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. Rider Haggard As his feet touched the ground, the priests began to batter upon the doors of the cell with beams of wood, or some such heavy instruments. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Twilight had thickened into night, when there came a banging of doors and heavy footsteps in the hall. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Guy de Maupassant She came to know what heavy housework meant and the odious cares of the kitchen. The Diamond Necklace (La Parure) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Anthony Trollope She dressed herself from head to foot in black, and prepared for herself a heavy black veil. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Such, I think, should be our opinion, although the nation is at the present burdened by so heavy a load of troubles. North America by Anthony Trollope

Nor yet the heavy quiet of the scantily-furnished room with its one lamp burning on the deal table against the side of the wall. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins It is laid in the churchyard now; the fresh earth lies heavy over her grave. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

It was not long before I heard a heavy grunt, followed by a muttered ejaculation. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Some one with heavy footsteps was slowly descending the sacred stairs, some one who must already have passed through a trebly locked door. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle None but the very pick of the troops could stand against the flood of heavy horses and steel-clad men. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope They were so sitting, rather glum, when the door swung open, and a heavy quick step was heard advancing towards them. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

The next morning Mr. Sleuth’s landlord awoke with a start; he felt curiously heavy about the limbs, and tired about the eyes. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

His heavy lumbering carcase is mated with a no less lumbering soul. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

H. G. Wells There was a pushing and shuffling, a sound of heavy feet as fresh people turned up to increase the pressure of the crowd. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

D.H. Lawrence As she stood before the mirror to put on her hat, her eyes, gazing heavily, met her heavy eyes in the mirror. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Willa Cather He sought along the shadowy ceiling and heavy mouldings for words. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope I do not bring this as a heavy accusation against her. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson The house had been a fine one in its day; it was solidly built, had massive doors with heavy brass fittings, and thick mahogany banisters. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

D.H. Lawrence She was still heavy and full of desire. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Thomas Hardy A heavy oblong table stood in the middle of the room. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Kate Chopin Outside the soft, monotonous splash of a fountain could be heard; the sound penetrated into the room with the heavy odor of jessamine that came through the open windows. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Bram Stoker Her lips were parted, and she was breathing, not softly as usual with her, but in long, heavy gasps, as though striving to get her lungs full at every breath. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

It was a clear cold morning when we started down the Berg. At first my hands were full with the job of getting my heavy wagons down the awesome precipice which did duty as a highway. Prester John by John Buchan

Gertrude Stein There were some who were not so heavy and some who were not so dark. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

The weather was setting to heavy frost, and Peter had no mind to spend the day shivering in the bed-loft of Mother Shabbit’s tavern. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Thomas Hardy With the appearance of day a boat put off to their assistance, and they were towed towards the heavy red hulk with the large white letters on its side. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Gertrude Stein And Fernande adored her in the way a later generation adored Mary Pickford, she was so blonde, so pale, so nothing and Fernande would give a heavy sigh of admiration. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

He had run down the Gulf as far as Panuco, where he experienced such heavy gales, in attempting to double that headland, that he was driven back, and had nearly foundered. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

For all the men were armed — four or five with rifles, two with pitchforks; others who carried the lanterns had heavy sticks. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

George Gissing Amid clamour of easily-won applause he made his way into the street, to find himself in a heavy downpour of rain. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence In a colonial way, Jack was handsome, well-built, with strong, heavy limbs. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith And twice she drew a heavy breath. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Thomas Wolfe At the four corners, in orderly array, there were big stacks of Dresden plates and gleaming rows of old and heavy English silver, knives and forks and spoons. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

During a part of this day we were hove to, but the rest of the time were driving on, under close-reefed sails, with a heavy sea, a strong gale, and frequent squalls of hail and snow. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle The country in these parts is a quagmire in the driest season, but the heavy rains had caused the fens to overflow, and turned them into broad lakes on either side of the road. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence But he only kissed her, his smiling deepening to a heavy laughter, silent and invisible, but sensible, as he carried her away once more. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He was short and square and had a heavy shaven face and small penetrating eyes which were not concealed by his large glasses. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Gaston Leroux There was no slightest sound in the chamber, except the heavy breathing lifting the rough chest. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Arnold Bennett After a very sharp fall and rise of the barometer, accounting for heavy rainstorms, the first frosts were announced, and winter was on the doorstep. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

It is a damned and a bloody work; The graceless action of a heavy hand, If that it be the work of any hand. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

G. K. Chesterton He was a man still young, but already corpulent, with sleek dark hair, heavy handsome clothes, and a full, fat, permanent smile, which looked at the first glance kindly, and at the second cowardly. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

This night the world was roofed with thick cloud, like a lid shut down on the air, compressing it to the earth, making it heavy and unsatisfying to the lungs. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Anthony Hope I ran back to the dining-room, and seized a heavy poker from the fireplace. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The same dull weather, the same heavy fall of snow. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

D.H. Lawrence The terraces of the garden are held up to the sun, the sun falls full upon them, they are like a vessel slanted up, to catch the superb, heavy light. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

The heavy barrels and casks we rolled up with some difficulty, getting behind and putting our shoulders to them; now and then our feet, slipping, added to the danger of the casks rolling back upon us. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Henry James She saw his simple stare at his tapestries, heard his heavy tread on his carpets and the hard breath of his sense of unfairness. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

The shot roared, and almost simultaneously there was a heavy crash as the brute dropped flat in the weeds. Burmese Days by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence She went about heavy and tremulous with her secret, wanting to touch him, oh, most delicately, and see his face, dark and sensitive, attend to her news. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling The big crane would be the last to be shifted, for she was hoisting all the heavy stuff up to the main structure of the bridge. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

John Lewis Burckhard Over it stands an ancient building, which consists of a vaulted roof supported by four short columns, in a very bad heavy style; it is about thirteen feet in height. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

And they stood exactly opposite each other: one tall, slight and disfigured; the other tall, heavy and severe. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

The Basilica is greatly restored by Palladio, and the cold hand of that friend of virtuous poverty in architecture lies heavy upon his native city in many places. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

A heavy silver-handled hunting-knife hung at his belt. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

There was nothing to support him; he had unconsciously moved upon his enemy, clutching the heavy knife that he had drawn from his belt. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Robert Burns The enclosed ballad on that business, is, I confess too local: but I laughed myself at some conceits in it, though I am convinced in my conscience there are a good many heavy stanzas in it too. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

The majority resembled lizards and crocodiles in their general form, and many of them were, like crocodiles, protected by an armour of heavy bony plates. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

Andrew Lang Thunder is only so far connected with them that the heavy rains loosen the surface soil, and lay bare its long-hidden secrets. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Shot through the chest, he had fallen backwards with his right arm flung straight out and the fingers still grasping a heavy revolver. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Eighty miles to windward lies Barbados. All Saturday a heavy cannonading had been heard to the eastward. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Wilkie Collins The day when the mortal remains of Mrs. Farnaby were laid at rest was a day of heavy rain. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

A. E. W. Mason Finally there came to the group a tall warrior with a long, heavy spear. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The heavy curtains which separated the semicircular annex in which he was seated from the main library were partly drawn aside. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

H. G. Wells Naturally things are a little tight with me at present as the divorce business is heavy but after that bill is settled I see no reason why things should not go easily with all of us. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It sloped perceptibly toward the southern edge, giving all the earth the appearance of a heavy list. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

A heavy load had been suddenly lifted from her mind. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Edgar Allan Poe Now and then, alas, the conscience of man takes up a burden so heavy in horror that it can be thrown down only into the grave. The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle Alleyne hastened on, lest he make more mischief, and his heart was heavy as lead within him. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Guy de Maupassan The narrow gorge made the heavy odor of the flowers still more penetrating; the air seemed to be dense with it. The Mountain Pool by Guy de Maupassan

And the wolves feared me then, and the great, grim bear went bounding on heavy paws. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Anthony Trollope Another witness told how unsafe was the transit of heavy goods by barge from one side of the river to another. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Jack London But he was thrown down and choked repeatedly, till they succeeded in filing the heavy brass collar from off his neck. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Rudyard Kipling An’ he was a big man, an’ a strong man, an’ a handsome man, an’ that tells heavy in practice wid some women, but, takin’ them by an’ large, not wid all. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

She had drawn the table towards her from the middle of the room, and the heavy work was upon it. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Rafael Sabatini They came to persuade him to be reasonable and to pay the sum required, thus avoiding heavy legal charges and perhaps a heavy fine as well as imprisonment. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

The earth smelt heavy and raw; the roads were red underfoot; all was old, sorrowful, and uncanny. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

At the same instant was heard a dull, distant sound like the heavy breathing of some great animal below the horizon. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Madame Desvarennes mechanically bent her steps toward the tent under which the heavy bounds of the dancers reechoed. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Wilkie Collins After a while (never mind how long a while) I began to grow restless under the heavy burden of idleness. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope He went down to the House of Lords to listen to a debate in which it was intended to cover the ministers with heavy disgrace. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Before he could launch into his heavy discourse she desperately got in, “Please! I want you to know that I was going to tell you everything, tonight. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne But when the heavy work, so to speak, had been completed, Minha intervened with: “Father, now your care has inclosed and covered us, you must allow us to arrange our dwelling to please ourselves. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Sinclair Lewis Got my fishing tackle in it,” said Jasper, to the doorman, apropos of one of the suitcases which was heavy but apparently not packed full. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan There was such a fresh breeze that it made one shiver slightly in spite of one’s heavy clothing. The Penguins’ Rock by Guy de Maupassan

Mastrovin’s heavy brows descended. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

H. G. Wells He saw now the stranger’s knees, saw the back of the writing-table, and then — he was staring at the barrel of a heavy revolver pointed over the writing-table at his head. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell She fell down on the floor with a heavy unresisting bang. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Bram Stoker So cold that the grey heavy sky is full of snow, which when it falls will settle for all winter as the ground is hardening to receive it. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Willa Cather His heavy brows completed the leonine suggestion of his face. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Isabella Bird I uncovered the back of a head which turned slowly, and revealed, in a setting of masses of heavy shining hair, the white face of a young girl, with large brilliant eyes and very beautiful teeth. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

William Hazlitt Oh insupportable! Oh heavy hour! This happens before he is assured of her innocence; but afterwards his remorse is as dreadful as his revenge has been, and yields only to fixed and death like despair. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Wilkie Collins He stood, in dead silence, looking long and anxiously at the beautiful Englishwoman. “Well?” said Steventon. He shook his head sadly, and drew back again with a heavy sigh. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

R. D. Blackmore This was under the heel of the pier (which was then about half as long as now) at a spot where the outer wall combed over, to break the crest of the surges in the height of a heavy eastern gale. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Mr Verloc, thus led along a ground-floor passage to the left of the great carpeted staircase, was suddenly motioned to enter a quite small room furnished with a heavy writing-table and a few chairs. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

He was a fat, gross man, with big, heavy features and a large, coarse face. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Alphonse Daudet The ship’s bell was ringing and the seamen’s heavy boots ran over the planks. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

D. H. Lawrence Her eyes were strange and drugged, heavy under their heavy, drooping lids. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne One morning (what date it was I could not say) I had fallen into a heavy sleep towards the early hours, a sleep both painful and unhealthy, when I suddenly awoke. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle A dull light shone through heavy mullioned windows, and from the high chimneys which rose from the steep, high-angled roof there sprang a single black column of smoke. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Edgar Rice Burroughs His weapons consisted of a stone ax and knife and a heavy knobbed bludgeon of wood. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Fétis took both these conditions to be the consequences of a heavy drinking bout. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Marjorie Bowen A fresh gust of air rushed in and stirred for a second the stale, smoke-laden atmosphere; then the door was closed again, and idle, heavy silence was unbroken. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Walter Scott The rushing sound, which had approached them more nearly, seemed suddenly to have ceased, but they still heard distinctly the more distant heavy tread of a large body of men approaching the suburb. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Anthony Trollope The dean was there, a heavy old man, now too old, indeed, to attend frequently in his place, and so was the archdeacon. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Finally, on the day of the trial, she carried into the hall of the session a heavy dark load that bent her back and neck. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Kate Chopin She bustled around, looking after his clothing, thinking about heavy underwear, quite as Madame Ratignolle would have done under similar circumstances. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

I saw his rather good-looking old face, with the heavy grey eyebrows and the intelligent nose, looking me over and realized that he’d decided to help me. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

With the top-hatted men were women in rich, dark, heavy dresses who clung to their husband’s arms while their children walked meekly in front or, not so meekly, behind them. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Willa Cather It was full of books and mounted specimens of wild game, with a big writing-table at either end, stiff, old-fashioned engravings, heavy hangings and deep upholstery. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Frances Hodgson Burnett About them had laughed and swirled the boys now lying dead under the heavy earth of Flemish fields. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

She was a large flat-faced young woman, slow of speech, heavy of movement, and suspicious of nature. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was inclined to be stout and heavy in build, and with something rather Jewish in his appearance. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

D. H. Lawrence It irritated her that she must drag herself away from her happy self, and exert herself with all her strength to force, to compel this heavy class of children to work hard at arithmetic. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Like a priestess she looked, unconscious, sunk in a heavy half-trance. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Jazeph stopped, and raised her head vacantly, as if she had been awakened out of a heavy sleep. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Crossing his lawn, I saw that his front door was still open and he was leaning against a table in the hall, heavy with dejection or sleep. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Adam Lindsay Gordon Hugo: May He save you, too, from Norsemen and Huns! Since the gates are beleaguer’d and walls begirt By the forces of Osric and Dagobert; ’Tis a heavy price that the knaves demand. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

D. H. Lawrence His desire was dead and heavy like ice within him. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

Mark Twain I speak of the Dominican friars — men who wear a coarse, heavy brown robe and a cowl, in this hot climate, and go barefoot. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Arthur Conan Doyle If the shaft o’ a propeller breaks in heavy weather it’s a bad look-out. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

T. E. Lawrence They were used to gather this by striking the low bushes with a heavy staff, till the broken tips of the branches rained down on a cloth stretched over the ground beneath. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Charles Dickens Here he paid a heavy price for his escort, and hence he started with it on the wet, wet roads at three o’clock in the morning. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Sir Walter Scott Both were received by such a heavy fire as disconcerted their ranks and effectually checked their progress. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Edgar Allan Poe But my chief anxiety was concerning the balloon, which, in spite of the varnish with which it was defended, began to grow rather heavy with the moisture; the powder also was liable to damage. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Henry Handel Richardson Voices echoed in hollow fashion through the naked rooms; men shouted and spat as they tugged heavy articles along the hall, or bumped them down the stairs. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

T. E. Lawrence The wire was heavy rubber-insulated cable. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Wilkie Collins His face seemed to have grown downcast and wearyheavy and vacant, since they had last met. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Daniel Defoe We hope, we truly hate the Sins, whereof we have the Burthen lying so heavy upon our Consciences. We warn all People, and particularly young People, against such Sins as these. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

Her plain cashmere gown was neat enough, and her hair was tolerably tidy, but her eyes had a heavy look, and she was very pale. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Gissing There followed invitations to heavy tea, and it was made known to Kingcote that he would be welcome here or there at supper. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Outside, the slaves were forming in the open space before the Casa, while Cesar, with a few others, laboured to swing the heavy gates to. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Wilkie Collins I had gone out to meet him that night with a heavy heart, to seek comfort in his presence and to find encouragement in his voice. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Henry James Rosalind was tall, she was stately and sweeping, she was made to earn stiff brocade and masses of heavy lace, such as belong to the toilet of a rich man’s wife. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson You could make out no more of him than that he was, as I have said, unusually tall, and walked feebly with a heavy stoop. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. Rider Haggard So heavy were the blows that fire leapt out from them. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins I could remember nothing except my father’s big stone-saw, which was far too heavy and unwieldy to be used on the roof of the cottage. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

You have some heavy payments on hand, and want a little help, eh? I will speak to Herzog.” Cayrol looked at the Prince in amazement. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Jack London The axe is heavy and sharp, and I want no mistakes. Lost Face by Jack London

Andrew Lang She was so beautiful that the king was fain to smile when he looked at her, but then he remembered what had happened, and his heart grew heavy again. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sir Walter Scott But remember, that for all these things there will one day come a term of heavy accounting. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edgar Rice Burroughs At length he came to a great tree, heavy laden with thick foliage and loaded with pendant loops of giant creepers. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Anthony Hope Michael was sitting at a table, a heavy frown on his face. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

G. K. Chesterton It was a joke to talk of the heavy father’s heavy furniture, and call the chairs and tables his household gods. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

We found the boat just pulling ashore through the breakers, which were running high, there having been a heavy fog outside, which, from some cause or other, always brings on, or precedes, a heavy sea. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

William Morris And the fear increased in her amidst that hush, and weighed so heavy on her heart, that at last she might endure it no longer, but fell swooning to the floor. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch She could catch the sound of breathing, and the shuffling of a heavy boot on the door-slate. The Disenchantment of ’Lizabeth by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Thomas Hardy It was a taller, squarer form than that of his betrothed, and although the season was only autumn she was wrapped in furs, or in thick and heavy clothing of some kind. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

H. G. Wells Then a stillness and heavy breathing. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Elizabeth Gaskell The heavy smoky air hung about her bedroom, which occupied the long narrow projection at the back of the house. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

John Galsworthy A distracted squeeze, a heavy sigh, and, soon after, sounds from the young man’s motor-cycle called up visions of flying dust and broken bones. To Let by John Galsworthy

Sure enough I found a door between two bookcases covered with a heavy portière, and emerged into still another passage. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

She was wrapped head and body in a stained shawl that had once been red; one foot, which was thrust out from under a ragged skirt, wore a man’s heavy boot. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Guy de Maupassant Finally, overcome with fatigue, he went to bed and fell into a heavy sleep. The False Gems (Les Bijoux) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Meredith With the pen in her hand, she would fall into heavy musings; break a sentence to muse, and not on the subject. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Arthur Conan Doyle I settled down steadily to my task, but my weariness overcame me and, falling back upon the settee, I dropped into a heavy sleep. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Elizabeth Gaskell Each step was now a heavy task, his sad heart tired and weary. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Helen Zimmern We drove on and on, and at last we came to a heavy archway, like what you see at the entrance to a fortified town. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Wilkie Collins The heavy door was closed between us. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Arthur Machen But I didn’t enjoy going over Number 20, Paul Street. I had hardly put my foot inside the passage when I noticed a queer, heavy feeling about the air of the house. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

He had long white hair that fell to the blue collar of his long heavy coat, and he had a white beard, like the cleanest, most shining wool. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

T. E. Lawrence Meanwhile the train, a heavy train, came along from the south. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Vsevolod Krestovsky The baroness suddenly turned as white as a sheet, and with trembling hands caught the back of a heavy armchair. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Then he reached out for a heavy cane. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Willa Cather The silence was like a heavy anaesthetic. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Charles Dickens It was a warm autumn afternoon, and there had been heavy rain. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Edith Wharton He sat on a bench in the park and revolved these world-old riddles till the cold drew him to his feet, and he turned homeward, heavy and confused as when he had started. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Jules Verne He left by the narrow door leading to his den, and the staircase groaned under his heavy footsteps as he went down. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

Arnold Bennett Hilda could hear a heavy footstep on the stairs, ascending. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Rudyard Kipling I dare not tell, do anything, or get anything done, because I am in debt to Bhagwan Dass the bunnia for two gold rings and a heavy anklet. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Sinclair Lewis Mr. Wrenn was beginning to wonder if they’d better go back to Chelmsford. Mist was dripping and blind and silent about them, weaving its heavy gray with the night. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

She said — “Lawrence, Lawrence, something’s about!” He still stood there, looking at her now with a heavy distaste, but he said nothing, and when she tried to catch his hand he moved it away. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Rafael Sabatini Beside him lay an enormous curved scimitar in a sheath of brown leather that was heavy with steel ornaments. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Charles Dickens In the heavy air of the room, and the heavy darkness that brooded in its remoter corners, I even had an alarming fancy that Estella and I might presently begin to decay. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

D. H. Lawrence She opened the door and looked at the straight heavy rain, like a steel curtain, and had a sudden desire to rush out into it, to rush away. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Ann Radcliffe He was giving up the attempt in despair, when a loud scream from within, followed by a dead and heavy noise, roused all his attention. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Walter Scott In the second the tramp of the honest Knight’s heavy jack-boots was heard, as, in his haste to see his lady, he ascended the staircase by two steps at a time. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

George Gissing She had learned to put absolute faith in all that Tarrant told her of his quasi-bachelor life; she suspected no concealment; but the monotony of her own days lay heavy upon her whilst he talked. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

He took me at once into a dressing-room next door, where I saw a big fellow in a heavy overcoat sitting all alone on a chair, and holding his hat and stick in one hand. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Thomas Hardy While she was dreaming the minutes away thus, a footstep came upon the stairs, and in a moment she heard her husband’s heavy step on the landing immediately without. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

H. G. Wells I found teaching heavy going but far more interesting than work in a cash desk. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sinclair Lewis The bedroom was Spartan — an iron bed, one straight chair, a washstand, a heavy oak bureau. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis