Phrases with "hired"

I hired these ships to bring ’em over. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had been hired to script an old-fashioned horse-opera and the boys who were ‘writing behind him’— that is working over his stuff — said that all of it was old and some didn’t make sense. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

H. G. Wells They packed Marjorie into the motor car, and Trafford and Solomonson returned to Vevey by train and thence up to the villa by a hired automobile. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson At this period of her life when a drive in a hired cab was enough of a novelty to give her pleasure, a day such as the one that lay before her filled her with unbounded anticipation. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Mark Twain A speculator bridged a couple of barrels with a board and we hired standing places on it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Coolies were piling the luggage into a hired carriage at the edge of the platform. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Without telling his sister his intention, he hired a horse, and pursued the familiar moorland tracks. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Wherefore they made them sign contracts for a year, when they hired them, and put an armed guard over the poor divils to keep them from runnin’ away. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

This was known afterwards from the Javanese boatmen whom Heyst hired for the purpose at three o’clock in the morning. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Rudyard Kipling While we stowed the lunch-basket (one can never make too sure with a hired car) he outlined a very pretty and instructive little day’s run. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Charles Dickens My lodging at Thomas Joy’s was now hired for another week, whereof five days were gone. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

T. E. Lawrence His affections must be hired pieces on the chess-board of the king. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

She made a place called Amiens her headquarters, hired a motor, and saw a tremendous lot! I quite envied her. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Rafael Sabatini Ye see that what I ha’ done I ha’ but done in the way of my calling, that I am but a tool, and that what blame there be belongs to them which hired me to this deed. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Marjorie Bowen Tisio, following, raised his head, and looked dully at them — a band of his brother’s soldiers, hired mercenaries; it was usual enough to meet them both within and without the Visconti’s abode. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

It isn’t as if we had a hired girl, who’d come down and find him there, and give the whole thing away. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

The man of whom the cart was hired walked by the horse’s head and did not speak to him, and when he baited the horse spoke but in a whisper respecting that mute agony. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

You’re hired as help to the farrier. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

E. Phillips Oppenheim He went home in a hired car, as the ignition of his car went wrong. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Joseph Furphy Compranny pah, John?” The Chinaman had turned back with me, and, as if he had been hired for the work, was stolidly assisting to return the cattle to the spot whence he had taken them. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

I stopped here one day, on purpose to see them; and, designing to go incognito, I hired a Turkish coach. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Ann Radcliffe This place, she said, was entirely unknown to the marquis, who had hired her at Naples only a few months before, without any enquiries concerning her family. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Sir Richard Burton She pleased me, so I bought her and, embarking my goods in her, hired a master and crew, over whom I set certain of my slaves and servants as inspectors. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Accordingly, upon one unusually warm and pleasant day, for the end of November, he set off on a hired push-bicycle upon what he described to himself as the second phase of his great adventure. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Arthur Conan Doyle Full of my new idea, I travelled to Skye, and from thence to Uist. There I hired a fishing-boat from a man named McDiarmid, and sailed with him and his son to the island. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

The porter had assisted me to carry my invalid downstairs, in a carrying-chair hired (like the landau) from Harrod’s Stores for the occasion. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Edith Wharton Then she turned to Jotham and asked: “What time’d you say Dan’l Byrne’d be along?” The hired man threw a hesitating glance at Ethan. “Round about noon,” he said. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Edith Wharton He’s hired Carrick Fry’s team to take him to Hepburn, but he ain’t going to start for another hour. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

The landlord of ‘The Fair Star’ hired me. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arnold Bennett At the beginning, the notion of leaving the shop to hired custody had seemed almost fantastic, and the preparations for absence had been very complicated. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

To pass away the time, we hired horses and rode to the beach, and there saw three or four Italian sailors, mounted, and riding up and down on the hard sand at a furious rate. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Wilkie Collins We will dine at the restaurant, and go to the play, and drive about in shabby little hired carriages. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Sinclair Lewis And I can’t get me no hired man! I want to take him back on de farm. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

T. E. Lawrence So Farraj and I hired three of the merry little women, wrapped ourselves up like them, and strolled through the village. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Isabella Bird Coachmen require high wages, and carriages are frequently injured by collision with omnibuses; these are among the reasons given for the very general use of hired vehicles. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Andrew Lang To take care of these animals the merchant hired a little army of men; and the troop made a great show as they travelled along. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Watkin Tench They have both good houses which they hired people to build for them. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Virginia Woolf People met, he thought, pretending to read, in hired halls. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Benjamin Disraeli They hired a foreign prince and enlisted a foreign army in their service. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Arthur Conan Doyle What are you but the paid tool of the capitalists, hired by them to club or shoot your poorer fellow citizen?” “Well, well, we won’t argue about that,” said the police officer good-humouredly. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Miss Kastellane waited about for several days until the doctor pronounced that you were out of danger, then she hired a car and went away to her friends. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Willa Cather I don’t mind about your washing the car; mud preserves the paint, they say, but it’ll be all right this time, Claude.” The hired men haw-hawed and Ralph giggled. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Meanwhile Miss Blandish’s father has hired a private detective, and by means of bribery and torture the detective and the police manage to round up and exterminate the whole gang. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

Arthur Conan Doyle No carriage was awaiting me (I found afterwards that my telegram had been delayed), so I hired a dogcart at the local inn. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

You have your own personal attendant — no hired waiter to breathe on the back of your head. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

The country villas are filled with all that is gayest and most distinguished in Mexico, and every house and every room in the village has been hired for months in advance. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Mrs. Lynde came to the manse just before I left, and what do you think, Marilla? The trustees have hired a new teacher and it’s a lady. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had done almost what he had been hired to do — though his hand had accidentally fallen upon the dialogue rather than the structure. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Carrying only a hand valise each, they made their way to a distant garage, and a few minutes later were driving away in a hired car from the city. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Edith Wharton After a moment he stood up and walked away toward the bit of ground behind the house, where the hired man was hoeing. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

I had quite decided to get her a hired girl, come what might, but she thinks she’d rather get on without one. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Charles Dickens Whether he was killed by hired assassins, or whether he was starved to death, or whether he refused food on hearing of his brothers being killed (who were in that plot), is very doubtful. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Thomas Hardy It was a hired carriage, and behind the coachman were two persons whom he knew well. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

He must have hired some wretch, a wretch of good position, if you please, wearing patent leather boots of a good make, and smoking trabucos cigars with an amber mouth-piece. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Guy de Maupassan Ask for the room rented by Mme. Duroy. CLO.” At five o’clock precisely he entered a large furnished house and asked the janitor: “Has Mme. Duroy hired a room here?” “Yes, sir. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Louis Stevenson They were no soldiers, or they would have fallen on and taken us ere now; doubtless they were some common rogues hired for my undoing, perhaps to kidnap, perhaps to murder me outright. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis Why, he wondered —“why had he been a chump? Him a wanderer? No; he was a hired man on a sea-going dairy-farm. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins I hired a vessel, and sailed out of the civilized world. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Anthony Trollope A hired nurse may do so, but she had not been that. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan It was spring and they hired a boat for him at Yport, in spite of Jeanne’s fears, so that he might amuse himself on the water. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Leslie Stephen Ten pounds would pay for clothes; a garret might be hired for eighteen-pence a week; if any one asked for an address, it was easy to reply, “I am to be found at such a place. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

William Makepeace Thackeray I don’t care to own that I hired a stout nag from the landlord’s stable after dinner, and rode back at nightfall twenty miles to my old home. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

H.P. Lovecraft A Sicilian owns it, and I’ve hired it under the name of Peters. ‘Now, if you’re game, I’ll take you there tonight. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A hired carriage was coming towards them, and her eyes were fixed upon it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Mine was only a hired car, and since the day of Hansen’s murder lots of people have used it besides me. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard I hired a small half-open building, which I had covered with dateleaves, and enjoyed the immediate vicinity of a shady pleasure-ground, where grew palm, nebek, pomegranate, and apricot trees. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

The next day I devoted to a drive round the neighbourhood, in a smart little dog-cart, hired on very moderate terms from mine host. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Anthony Trollope The two extra men-servants, hired to wait upon Lady Dumbello, had vanished. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Dame Nixon’s cottage was poor but roomy; some years before, a gentleman from London had, in a freak, hired two rooms in it, and furnished them. Lodore by Mary Shelley

As he was always knocking about the river I hired Dingle’s sloop-rigged three-tonner to be more on an equality. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Wilkie Collins We hired a respectable public room for the purpose. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I hired a motor car and drove to Boulogne—not the best of journeys, let me tell you, for we broke down three times. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson Men have before hired bravos to transact their crimes, while their own person and reputation sat under shelter. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]

H.P. Lovecraft Old Benijah had been the Carters’ hired man when Randolph was young; but he had died thirty years ago. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

To send for a hired vehicle would have caused greater wonder; to walk alone was impossible; to walk with her nurse and child might have been considered eccentric. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle But at night — well, there he is with his wife three children, and a hired help. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Henry James He hired a horse and began to ride with Rowland on the Campagna. This delicious amusement restored him in a measure to cheerfulness, but seemed to Rowland on the whole not to stimulate his industry. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Rafael Sabatini I was disguised when I hired the chaise in Fürstenberg, and I would not have the postilion see me, lest he should recognize me again, and thus dispel the mystery that must overhang your escape. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Radclyffe Hall The furniture consisted of a few shaky chairs, a table, a divan and a hired grand piano. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Sinclair Lewis It was like his plan, when he was still a hired man, to become wealthy by breeding dogs — first stealing the dogs and, preferably, the kennels. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne The fellow ought to be hired to go express with the President’s message. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Tobias Smolle I hired a town-coach at the rate of fourteen pauls, or seven shillings a day; and a servitore di piazza for three pauls, or eighteen-pence. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope He had been driven over from Cambridge in a hired gig, which was now standing in the yard, and was dressed, as Darvell expressed it, ‘quite accordingly and genteel. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Having got possession of this house, the conspirators hired another on the Lambeth side of the Thames, which they used as a storehouse for wood, gunpowder, and other combustible matters. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was no steamer there, but I hired a fishing boat, which brought me across the Channel in something under eight hours. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Rudyard Kipling Next morning he rode his hired beast in the park victoriously. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

George Meredith He repeated that she ‘was born on a hired bed. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

John Lewis Burckhard The Nayb el Haram has a small collection of books which belonged originally to the mosque; but it is now considered as his private property, and the books cannot be hired without difficulty. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence And when she says gee-up, you know — then he comes ready, like a hired maquereau. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells He hired out quite the dirtiest and unsafest bicycles in the whole south of England, and conducted the subsequent discussions with astonishing verve. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Mark Twain The historian says: “Ruffians, hired by Fulbert, fell upon Abelard by night, and inflicted upon him a terrible and nameless mutilation. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins He hired a gardener for the bit of ground round about Jay’s Cottage; and the man told me once, that his master knew more about flowers and how to grow them than anybody he ever met with. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

I hired a trap and a man to drive, and down the ten miles of Glen Aller I struggled to keep my thoughts from the past. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray Next year, Mrs. P. insists upon going to town — with lodgings in Clarges Street at ten pounds a week, with a hired brougham, and new dresses for herself and the girls, and the deuce and all to pay. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Arnold Bennett A hired carriage would have spent two hours over the journey. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Rudyard Kipling It is an awful thing to sit in a hired carriage and watch one’s own people, and know that though you know their life, you have neither part nor lot in it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope Mr. MacFarlane’s hired horse did do it like a bird. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

My mother, who might have been tended by a devoted husband, was given over to the care of hired nurses. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Rudyard Kipling I had to pay extra for that when I hired the ranche — last year. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle I hired a boat for myself, and I pulled after them. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Willa Cather Perhaps I am like Carrie Jensen, the sister of one of my hired men. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Tobias Smolle At the harbour of Nice, they are hired by ship-masters to bring ballast, and have a small proportion of what they earn, for their own use: the rest belongs to the king. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

George Meredith The rumour was that you were very ill; so I hired a furnished place for Frau von Dittmarsch at once. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

M. P. Shiel On the seventh day there arrived at Ajaccio from Marseilles twenty-five bluejackets; and these, in a hired speronare, put to sea, and joined the Boodah twenty miles from the coast. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Nathaniel Hawthorne An artist, therefore, as you must candidly confess, cannot sculpture nudity with a pure heart, if only because he is compelled to steal guilty glimpses at hired models. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Presently after my friend overtook and passed me on a hired steed which seemed to scorn its cavalier; and I was left in the dust of his passage, a prey to whirling thoughts. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anne Bronte I was to depart early; that the conveyance which took me (a gig, hired from Mr. Smith, the draper, grocer, and tea-dealer of the village) might return the same day. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

They hired out that when they weren’t needing it themselves. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Leon Trotsky The White Guard garrison of this French fortress is under the command of a hired German Russian general, Baron Wrangel. “The friendly family of our train is starting on a new campaign. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Gaston Leroux He hurried toward Troitski Bridge. There, at the corner of the Naberjnaia, Koupriane saw the reporter in a hired conveyance. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Anthony Trollope There’s no one much to help me now, barring the hired man. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Anthony Trollope I am not sure, however, that the lovers beneath the haycocks and the players at croquet were not actors hired by Lady Glencora for the occasion. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Jeremy Bentham Salary. When the delinquent has been hired to commit the crime. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Robert Louis Stevenson Mitchell hired a man to carry my baggage to the station, which was hard by, accompanied me thither himself, and recommended me to the particular attention of the officials. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton Nothing had occurred to me; except the breakdown of a hired motor on the ridge of a hill. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He himself was in a hired voiture, looking down with only faintly simulated interest upon the constant stream of automobiles and carriages. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They hired a hundred cooks, of course; paid them something like six dollars a week—call it five on an average. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

From this room he went into the parlour, which had been Mary Arundel’s apartment, and in which the hired nurse was now preparing her breakfast. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Augustine Birrell Writers had to be hired to defend it. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Edith Wharton I should say you’d hired half the sign-painters of Europe to do her portrait for you — if you could imagine your wanting it . False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Anthony Trollope The Gaul who is hired to kill Marius, but is frightened by his eyes, talks bad French mingled with bad English, and calls on Jesus in his horror! 3 Brutus, ca. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Olive Schreiner Firstly, it is in the sphere of domestic labour that slave or hired labour most easily and insidiously penetrates. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Andrew Lang There he bought himself some fine clothes, and a beautiful coach with four horses, hired two servants, and drove back to his master. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

With his record as a killer to be hired well known to us, we were foolish to have trusted him. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

H.P. Lovecraft One day the wealthy heiress Ermengarde S. Van Itty hired a new second assistant chauffeur. Sweet Ermengarde by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Anthony Trollope The hired man who now tended the mill with her father came always at six, and that which she had to say to him must be said with no ear to hear her but his own. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Virginia Woolf Rows of chairs, deck chairs, gilt chairs, hired cane chairs, and indigenous garden seats had been drawn up on the terrace. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Willa Cather Leonard said he had come to town alone in his car; wouldn’t Claude ride out with him? Claude was glad enough to turn the mules over to Ralph, who didn’t mind the hired men as much as he did. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Wilkie Collins This house has necessarily been hired in my name. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Benjamin Disraeli Mr. Vigo bought estates, hired moors, lavished his money, not only with profusion, but with generosity. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Charles Dickens Some were stabbed or strangled by hired nurses who robbed them of all their money, and stole the very beds on which they lay. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Edith Wharton But a big dinner, with a hired chef and two borrowed footmen, with Roman punch, roses from Henderson’s, and menus on gilt-edged cards, was a different affair, and not to be lightly undertaken. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Arnold Bennett To his father an employee was an employee, to be hired as cheaply as possible, and to be exploited as completely as possible. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

William Cowper The nurse sleeps sweetly, hired to watch the sick, Whom snoring she disturbs. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Sinclair Lewis If you had five kids and no hired girl, and had to help with the chores and separate the cream, like these farmers’ wives, then you wouldn’t be so discontented. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Though Mr. Hareton, there, be not the master’s son, he’s your cousin; and I was never hired to serve you. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Edith Wharton We hired motors at Padua to come here. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

He was going to simply insist on her having a hired girl. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Anthony Trollope Lord Rufford proposed that they should ride to Stamford and then go home in a hired carriage. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky But when we happened to have with us a heavy box full of gifts from home for the relatives in Odessa, we hired a porter. My Life by Leon Trotsky

After an attack of influenza Lady Burton hired a cottage — Holywell Lodge — at Eastbourne692 where she stayed from September to March 1896, busying herself composing her autobiography. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Sinclair Lewis They hired a Drive–Yourself car, put in bathing-suits and a bottle of cognac for emergencies, and cruised slowly down sandy roads among the yuccas. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford There had been before the war a fellow from Frankfort-on-the-Main took Lindisfarne or Holy Island or some such place and hired a bagpiper to play round the table while they ate. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

The illustration gives a good specimen of a small boat which may be hired for a journey. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

Anthony Trollope The route by which we returned occupies a longer time than the other, and is more costly, as it must be made in a hired vehicle. North America by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Well, here the other day I went into a store back home and asked to see a suit, and the fellow yanks out some hand-me-downs that, honest, I wouldn’t put on a hired man. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Tobias Smolle The letter, at my request, was dispatched to Sussex by an express, and in the meantime, Don Rodrigo, to grace my nuptials, hired a ready furnished house, and set up a very handsome equipage. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Henry Lawson When he had money he took her to the city several timeshired a railway sleeping compartment, and put up at the best hotels. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

George Gissing Having passed the custom-house, he hired a porter to take his luggage—two leather bags and a heavy chest, all much the worse for wear—to that same hotel at which Mallard was just now staying. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Charles Dickens He hired two old people, man and wife, for his servants; and dwelt in it, and dreaded it. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Henry Handel Richardson Mahony hired a little horse for her and they rode out together, she pinned up in Mary’s old habit; rode out early of a morning while other people were still fast asleep. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Karl Philipp Moritz This I hired for two shillings, immediately put the trunk into it, accompanying it myself without paying anything extra for my own seat. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

George Meredith No priest was hired for the play this night: And the squire tossed head like a deer At sniff of the tainted wind; he gazed Where cresset-lamps in a door were raised, Belike on a passing bier. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

He came at eleven o’clock on the second morning after Madame Caballero’s reception; came in a hired carriage, with his easel and all the paraphernalia of his art. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

As soon as he had breakfasted on board in the harbour, Max hired a boat and made his way ashore. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

He was lonely out there with only hired people about him, and wanted to see someone of his own blood. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

That very evening D’Artagnan hired for a thousand livres a fishing-boat worth four thousand. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

William Makepeace Thackeray For instance, I have got the gout: who tends me? A hired valet, who robs me whenever he has the power. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Wilkie Collins She remembered this tenderly now that he was no more; and she could not find it in her heart to leave a hired mourner to be the only watcher by his death-bed. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

And at half-past eight next morning — before the heat of the day — Raffles and I drove to Kew Gardens in a hired landau which was to call for us at mid-day and wait until we came. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

The poor, who had created it, had been as far as possible excluded, nor (except as hired servants) were they permitted to experience the bitterness of others’ stairs. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Henry Lawson Finally he hired a dummy’s child to drive the horses. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Rudyard Kipling I’ve had three depositions already that your Cilician friend was a Christian hired by Barnabas. ‘Just as well for Barnabas that you let the brute go. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

He hired a horse and rode down to the nearest port. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith He spent his money in a week: so he hired an eighty-ton schooner; he laid violent hands on a Jew, bagged him, lugged him on board, and sailed away. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anthony Trollope When I am sick I have to trust to hired attendance. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

A strange absence of mind or unconscious conviction that one cannot approach an important moment of one’s life by means of a hired carriage? Yes, it would have been a preposterous proceeding. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

H. G. Wells It is not a thing to be hired for money, nor contrivable on any wholesale plan. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Willa Cather He and his hired man usually played California Jack in the evening. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Thomas Carlyle They clubbed their small means together; hired a ship, the little ship Mayflower, and made ready to set sail. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Charles Dickens Something came into my head which induced me to run after him, as he was going down to the Jolly Bargemen, where he had left a hired carriage. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

He allotted and regulated her life to suit his own convenience, it is true; but he bought her handsome dresses, and took her with him in hired carriages when he drove about the strange cities. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Sinclair Lewis He remembered just in time how he had once laid wrathful hands upon a hired man, and somehow the man’s collar bone had been broken. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton There’s a sort of hired man lives on the place, but he isn’t allowed into Miss Lorburn’s rooms, and Mother and I have to see that they’re kept clean, and just the way she left them. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle We hired a hansom, and in half an hour we were at the address which had been given to us. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Thomas Hardy He endeavoured, however, to shake off his lethargy, and, not liking the associations of Sidlinch, hired a small cottage at Chalk–Newton which had long been empty. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Wilkie Collins But when they returned to the livery-stables from which they had hired the vehicle, the case was not to be seen. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

She heard the slamming of a carriage-door, and a hired brougham that had been waiting at the end of the path swept by her bearing the lovers toward the town. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

They hired apartments in Whitcombe Street, and lived for some months quietly. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Willa Cather Ivar hired himself out in threshing and corn-husking time, and he doctored sick animals when he was sent for. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Then I turned homeward, if I may use the expression in connection with a hired bedroom, resolving to get a long night’s rest so as to be fresh for the beginning of my new labours in the morning. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Benjamin Disraeli The household were discharged, all the affairs were wound up, the felucca hired which was to bear them to Genoa, and in readiness, before he notified to them that the hour of departure had arrived. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Rudyard Kipling A week later he hired a man to make several dozen square yards of trellis-work to put around the back of his hut, that his women-folk might be screened from the public gaze. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins Had they tried the experiment of recovering the letter? and had they failed? Somebody put my money in my bag, and politely led me out to the little hired carriage which was waiting for me at the door. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Meredith One of the Milanese hired vehicles drove up to the maestro’s door shortly after, and Luigi cursed it. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Richard Burton In February, 1853, the Pasha hired a forced loan from the merchants, and but for Mr. Cole’s spirit and firmness, the English proteges would have been compelled to contribute their share. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Quite enough to do it was, she would explain later, for her and the hired girl to wait on them and to clear up after them. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Sir Richard Burton However, after a while one of them said to me (and he had been a hired servant of our house), “Fortune hath been false to thy father. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

I hired men to row and took an oar myself, for I had always experienced relief from mental torment in bodily exercise. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Sinclair Lewis And I think it’s my hired man, Oscar Ledue — Shad.” He started to draw the cheerful red-and-white curtains. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis But now there was no hired girl’s night out, and no hired girls. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Daly let no grass grow under his feet, for early on the following morning he hired a car, and proceeded to Dunmore, with the notices in his pocket. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson I had thought, at first, that she was but a hired accomplice, a mere blind or buffer for the more important sinner. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

I hired a negro from her and a coloured man who pretended that they knew the haunts of the cayman and understood everything about taking him. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Anne Bronte A professional nurse, a grim, hard old woman, had been hired to attend the wretched invalid. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Sinclair Lewis Mama could always have a hired girl to do the work — when we could find one. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Mark Twain The duke he hired the courthouse, and we went around and stuck up our bills. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

This antipathy to hired preachers was one of Milton’s earliest convictions. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Walter Besant Meanwhile, there was no change in his manner of living, save that he bought no more horses, hired no new servants, and restrained himself from those things which require a great outlay of money. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

John Lewis Burckhard Having hired several hundred camels, they returned to Sheb; but in the meanwhile, the thoughtless slaves had been too prodigal of their provisions, and several had died from hunger. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard