Phrases with "home"

Anthony Trollope The man again suggested that perhaps he had better go home and get some money, as he would find it in Cursitor Street very desirable to have some. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing As soon as the letter had been despatched, he went forth about Rome in his usual way, spoke with many persons, and returned home unscathed. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Alfred Ainger There is a correspondence extant of Mary Lamb with Miss Stoddart, who afterwards became the wife of William Hazlitt, which throws much sad light on the history of the joint home during these years. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope I confess that to my own mind statistical amounts do not bring home any enduring idea. North America by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall It was quite a common thing for men to share rooms with a friend, and, of course, girls left home when they married. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

And it is still so wonderful to have a home of our own that I am willing to put up with the disadvantages. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Rudyard Kipling Come home quickly,” he replied. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

They were all away from home now, but doing well. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Sinclair Lewis When he did arrest them it was because they were sedately staggering home intent on beating up the wives of their bosoms. The Ghost Patrol by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens Jerkins and quarter-staves are in the streets again, the nightly watch is set, the rebel, sad and lonely in his Tower dungeon, tries to sleep and weeps for home and children. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

The Skipper and his lot can’t be near the place yet, and I want to be home soon. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

When I entered I saw that the house was on a more generous scale than I had thought, and had once, no doubt, been the home of some comfortable citizen. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Maria Edgeworth I think he said he was sure you’d be at home for a friend from Ireland.” “A friend from Ireland! Why did not you tell me that sooner?” said Lord Colambre, rising, and running down stairs. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Machen In this way the Germans intended to sow terror throughout England and fill our hearts with panic and dismay, hoping so to weaken their enemy at home that he would lose all heart over the war abroad. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Susanna Rowson They found it impossible to converse on indifferent subjects, and proceeded home in silence. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

James Joyce She was to go away with him by the night-boat to be his wife and to live with him in Buenos Ayres where he had a home waiting for her. Dubliners by James Joyce

Willa Cather Your mother will be home pretty soon. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Frederick Marryat During the walk home Jacob initiated Edward into the terms of venery and many other points connected with deer-stalking, with which we shall not trouble our readers. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Radclyffe Hall She had known certain facts about life for some time and they had not repelled her in other people — not until they had been brought home to herself had these facts both terrified and repelled her. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Thomas Hardy I’ve seen him talking to you two or three times — he danced with ‘ee at the rejoicings, and came home with ‘ee. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim If she’s gone back to her own home or any haunts where she is likely to be recognised, I am afraid she’ll pay for it. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Gibson was telling some of her day’s adventureswhom she had found at home in the calls she had been making; who had been out; and the small pieces of news she had heard. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James I stammered something about unconscious cerebration, and she continued: “He’ll come right home — this will bring him. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Henry James Biddy’s life at home was horrid; she was very sorry for her — the child was worthy of a better fate. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

D. H. Lawrence She looked at the pudding in the fender, and broke out: “It is a scandalous thing as a man can’t even come home to his dinner! If it’s crozzled up to a cinder I don’t see why I should care. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Leon Trotsky During the first years of my stay in Odessa, reading aloud in the evenings, after I finished my home work and until I went to bed, gave me my happiest hours, or rather half-hours. My Life by Leon Trotsky

This plea and demand have come back home to us in 1886. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Virginia Woolf If father was at home we had friends of his to dinner, and about once a month we went up to the play. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Edith Wharton Everybody at home knows that Mrs. Parley Plush came from Anaconda, Georgia, and everybody in Anaconda knows WHAT she came from. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

William Morris When thou goest home to the house, be glad of countenance, and joyous that thy gown is nigh done; and therewith be exceeding wary. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

H. G. Wells He came down, he found himself at home for a time without a job and the vaguest of plans. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

George Gissing We can travel; we can make a home in any European city. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Lord Mount Severn had intimated to her, kindly and affectionately, that henceforth she must find her home with him and his wife. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Virginia Woolf Next, there was an account of the ancient home of the Alardyces, or rather, of spring in Suffolk, which was very beautifully written, although not essential to the story. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Guy de Maupassant Soon he used frequently not to come home at night; he spent them with women at the casino at Royat, and did not come home until daybreak. Bertha (Berthe) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

George Eliot It is a relief to me that my father is not at home — that he is out of the reach of any danger he might have fallen into if he had been here. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

And there have been men of universal minds and comprehensive knowledge since Bacon, Leibnitz, Goethe, Humboldt, men whose thoughts were at home everywhere, where there was something to be known. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

William Makepeace Thackeray When, for instance, he would ask me, ‘What does the Chevalier do of a morning?’ ‘He goes to church regularly’ (he was very religious), ‘and after hearing mass comes home to breakfast. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Willa Cather She had left a book at home that she was impatient to get back to. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And when you go home you ought to have your teeth straightened a little. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mr. Mapping would appear at home in a condition that frightened Dolly: as if he had made the mistake of tasting the wine samples himself, instead of carrying them to his customers. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

The impression on his mind was, that Mr. Ashton’s business in Worcester was over, and that he was returning home again. Robert Ashton’s Wedding-day by Ellen Wood [1870]

So they went home to begin, and she went with them, leaving Dora in possession of her father, her father’s house, his pay, his precedence, and all that was his. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Isabella Bird After seeing a good deal of home life during some months in Persia, I have come to the conclusion that there is no child life. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope If you’ll follow my advice you’ll stay at home this evening and take a dose of physic and see Dr Haustus quietly in the morning. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Just because their enthusiasm was for the best in literature and art, Tennyson was quickly at home among them. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Rudyard Kipling By the time Walen had translated, we knew how many children the fat one had at home and when the thin one reckoned to be married. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Margaret Oliphant After a while he returned to get his coat, and walked home with the sense of having woke out of a most unpleasant dream, which somehow was true. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

The sailor in mid‐ocean is not more chained to one narrow home than Bruno was by habit and custom and narrowness of knowledge to his high hill tops. Signa by Ouida

Henry Lawson Tom reckoned it was lucky he didn’t plant the orchard, and he set about shifting his home and fences to the new site. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Jane Austen Mr. Bennet missed his second daughter exceedingly; his affection for her drew him oftener from home than anything else could do. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Wilkie Collins It is such a pleasure to think I am really going home — ” Here Mr. Blyth stops abruptly and closes the letter, for Mrs. Thorpe re-enters the room. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

They could not but admire all the nice things I had gathered together, and Mrs. Townley remarked many times upon the beauty of my home and its surroundings. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

One fought another battle in the Metro and was home by ten. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle Now I have at my home at Tilford that very suit of mail of which you speak, with which my father first rode to the wars. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

What I wanted to ask you was whether you would be at home this evening if I came along. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Theodore Dreiser Once he did come home sick in the afternoon and found her absent — an absence which endured from two o’clock to five. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Benjamin Disraeli And will you understand, I dine at home every day when I am in town, and I give you a general invitation. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope We must now leave him and his relatives in the house of sickness, and return to Arthur Wilkinson. Arthur Wilkinson was received at home with open arms and warm embraces. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

When I am at home with him in the season I shall have lessons from better masters than any we are favoured with here. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells But you —you go home to England now. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Wilkie Collins The light from the hall-lamps fell on their faces; and showed me Margaret and Mr. Mannion. Going home already! An hour and a half before it was time to return! Why? There could be but one reason. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

D. H. Lawrence He won’t be home till quarter past six. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Lucy Maud Montgomery You’re better at home in your own bed, and as for that club concert, it’s all nonsense, and little girls should not be allowed to go out to such places at all. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Accordingly, the next morning, he looked up the Bishop’s private address and inquired over the telephone if he would find him at home if he came round at once. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

They had gone through the snow to evening service at North Crabb, the Squire, Mrs. Todhetley, and Tod, leaving me at home with one of my splitting headaches. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

William Morris In fact, I rather took it for granted that I was at home in my own room than saw that it was so. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Andrew Lang Directly she got home she sat down and began to spin. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He had all his life been most at home in men’s society, where the talk was of grave things, and was no bad talker when the question in hand was either commercial or political. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Gertrude Stein There were a great many people coming and going in the Whiteheads’ home and there was of course plenty of discussion. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Otherwise he should be lost, he said; and Anne, accustomed to French ways and habits, could not be of much use to him in a strange boarding-house: Johnny knew the house, and would feel at home there. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Marie Corelli She will be much happier in her own home — such a grand old castle it is! — a cluster of towers and broad battlements, with purple mountains in the background, and tall pine-trees everywhere . The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

And naturally she assumed that I’d come rushing home as soon as I heard she was ill. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Benjamin Disraeli At home a year or more had elapsed without change. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

There were complaints that they had been straying and killing sheep, but I couldn’t bring it home to them. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Thomas Hardy During his walk home his most intelligible sensation was that his scheme had somehow become glorified. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope The old hereditary Whig Cabinet ministers must, no doubt, by this time have learned to feel themselves at home with strange neighbours at their elbows. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant And if he had gone home at once after this feat, not all the threatenings of his mysterious enemy would have prevented a pleasant re-beginning of his old life. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Thomas Hardy Reaching home she found on her dressing-table a note from her father. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Andrew Lang As they drove home they begged the prince to join them, but he would not come, and galloped off with his hussars. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis In July she went home to Pioneer Falls for her two-weeks’ vacation, and he begged for an invitation to come up for three days. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing On the journey home he shaped a project. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

You’ll be more at home like over there. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

John Galsworthy On the evening of her twenty-second birth-day Michael had come home saying: “Well, my child, I’ve chucked publishing. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle John Girdlestone told his son of this scene as they walked home from Fenchurch Street that same day. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Anthony Trollope At last there came a note from Sir Thomas to Patience. “I shall be home to dinner to-morrow. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry Handel Richardson How the Baron could think for a moment we should let a tot like that leave home . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing You say she’ll be away from home tomorrow. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Jacques Futrelle Prince d’Abruzzi went on to New York that night, cabled a full account of the destruction of the compact to my government, and sailed home on the following day. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Anthony Trollope But her marriage happiness could not be complete unless her father was to make a part of the intimate home circle of her life. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Willa Cather When that elusive spark of personality retreated in each of them, Thea still saw in his wet eyes her own face, very small, but much prettier than the cracked glass at home had ever shown it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

She was gazing straight in front of her, as if at some one who was there; and she said, in the queerest, shakiest voice: “So, Tom, you’ve brought me home at last. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle My father was absent from home at the time of my arrival, and I was informed by the maid that he had driven over to Ross with John Cobb, the groom. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Jane Austen Such was the home which was to put Mansfield out of her head, and teach her to think of her cousin Edmund with moderated feelings. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

George Gissing Midway in August, on his return home one afternoon, the concierge let him know that two English gentlemen had been inquiring for him; one of them had left a card. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Maria Edgeworth Beauclerc arrived, found the general at home expecting him, and in his guardian’s countenance and voice he saw and heard only what was natural to the man. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Andrew Lang Conceive him coming home from the play, or rather from watching the particular actress for whom he had a distant, fantastic passion. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence Then she went on with her cousin to her cab, home to the funeral tea. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Nellie Bly It was floating over the gateway to the American Consulate. It is a strange fact that the further one goes from home the more loyal one becomes. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Thomas Hardy Anne and Molly had soon gathered a basketful, and sending the servant home with it, Anne remained in the bush picking and throwing down bunch by bunch upon the grass. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

H. G. Wells A steady current of workers going home to their half-holiday rest poured along the street. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Henry James When at home she welcomed him, and in her absence the relaxed servants hailed him for the chance he gave them to recover their “form. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The king is at home in every man’s house when he has driven its owner out of it. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Thomas Hardy I never thought of coming back to England again; and being out there in Australia, with no home of my own after leaving my father, I at last agreed, and did. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

She had been at home for the greater part of a year, and in all that time one day had resembled another almost us closely as in the scholastic monotony of existence at Madame Marot’s. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One word, General. That’s all that’s wanted: JUBILATION.” Once again, the palatial London home of Henry D. Prestley was the scene of great and gorgeous celebrations. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Leo Tolstoy Somehow she planned and arranged it all, leaving her home and settling in a distant provincial town, where no one could find her, and where she thought she would be far from her people. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

He was Lochiel, with a price on his head and no home but the heather. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Had Jonas been a reasonable man, and a docile husband, he would have insisted on Peter returning promptly home every day, in which case this disaster would not have occurred. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

On his return home he shook the world by the eloquent story of their wrongs. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Maybe the folks at home won’t be so keen to jail me when they know I can show ’em the way to a new gold mine. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Anthony Trollope He, too, was impecunious, but he had a home in London, and knew but little of the sort of penury which I endured. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang At last he hit upon a plan, and told the king that the young man had boasted that he could bring home the king’s wife, who had vanished many months before, without leaving a trace behind her. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle In a fortnight the boy was quite at home with us and was apparently absolutely happy. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

George Gissing I shall make a home for you, and have the child brought to it; then come or not, as you please. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Who is to blame? Did I grow tired of a happy and quiet existence? My friends would have come to see us in a home in accordance with a modest competence. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell She found her way downstairs into the drawing-room in good time; she could look about her, and learn how to feel at home in her new quarters. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Meredith I send you a literal transcript of one short scene, so that you may feel at home with us. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Maria Edgeworth Mr. R—— the master of the house, filled a glass, and drank —“Welcome home to our friend, Mr. Jervas; and may good faith always meet with good fortune. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

He expected a chair to sit upon, and got a box, as at home he has a throne only a little inferior to Kamrasi’s. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Henry James That was what she had meant by the drop of the objection to a school; her small companion was no longer required at home as — it was Mrs. Beale’s own amusing word — a little duenna. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

George Meredith Nesta told her father at home that the pair of them had been observed confidentially arm in arm, and conversing so profoundly. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Trollope You are angry now; go home and sleep on it. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley They stood gazing on the foaming tide an instant, and then Alice said — “My father and Sam will come home by the track across there. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins The morning came when Mary and I went out with Dermody, the bailiff, to see the last wild fowl of the season lured into the decoy; and still the welcome home waited for the master, and waited in vain. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Moreover, when it was brought home to her, she confessed all upon her knees to Miss Deveen, and sued for mercy. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Willa Cather I brought you home last night. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Andrew Lang She could see him smiling as he did when they were at home under the rose trees! He would be so pleased to see her, and to hear how they all were at home. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

His friends, however, compared him to Cassandra, predicting evils which would only be believed when they came home to men’s hearths, and stared them in the face at their own boards. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

D. H. Lawrence They look forward to the fine home they think they’ll have. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope I was obliged to explain that I had no wife at home kept without her proper allowance of dresses, in order that I might be gay. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells The husbands showed themselves lacking in the true manly spirit and came home late with a hang-dog look. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Elizabeth Gaskell She was still in the midst of her deep sympathy with “Mary,” when word came from home that her aunt, Miss Branwell, was ailing — was very ill. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anne Bronte I remember it well, for I was walking home from the vicarage with no less remarkable a personage than Miss Eliza Millward by my side. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Eliot And then the little baby was born, when I didn’t expect it; and the thought came into my mind that I might get rid of it and go home again. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

R. D. Blackmore This thought struck him, but instead of smiling, he sighed very sadly; for his object was to learn whether house and home had been robbed of that which he loved so fondly. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Gissing On certain days in the week he invariably came home with a very red face and a titubating walk; when Bessie received him angrily, he defended himself on the great plea of business necessities. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope On the following day, which was Sunday, Sir Griffin, having ascertained that Miss Roanoke did not intend to go to church, stayed at home also. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling As darkness fell, our fleets lay between the enemy and his home ports. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Andrew Lang She searched here and she searched there, but they had vanished completely! Then she had to go home and confess to her master, who first scolded her and afterwards beat her. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

But my uncle led me to his drugstore, where the stage was to call for me, and made me taste a little camphor; with this prophylactic, Cervantes and I somehow got home together alive. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Algernon Blackwood I have brought home nothing — nothing but what you see. The Man Who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope He would go home to his solitary room at a neighboring farm-house, and sit in triumph as he eat his morsel of cold mutton by himself. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Louisa May Alcott Jo caught a bad cold through neglect to cover the shorn head enough, and was ordered to stay at home till she was better, for Aunt March didn’t like to hear people read with colds in their heads. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Henry Kingsley Be at home tonight, dressed, in a state of jubilation; and keep a couple of hundred pounds in the house. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Ford Madox Ford Besides, he was going home for the duration and he would not mind getting a look at the old places they’d seen in ‘fourteen, for the last time as a Cook’s tourist . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

He did not go home by the road, but followed a foot-track southward into the jungle, intending to make a detour and pass through a village that lay in the fringe of the jungle not far from his house. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Ford Madox Ford He had written to the police of the man’s home town, and the police had urged him not to let the man come home . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Now their journey to the Burgundian land drew near; man and wife began to fear lest they never should come home again. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

H. G. Wells She would turn up at home with the cook’s latch — key about midnight and an air of having spent a studious evening in her room. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Rudyard Kipling There were few endearments in Dick’s home or school life; he had to find them by instinct. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

D. H. Lawrence He went to the station in a sort of dream, and was at home without realising he had moved out of her street. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Ye and your warriors shall stay at home and let me ride to meet them with those I have. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

James Payn After a little, the good news came to Mirk from France, that my Lady, trusting to what she had heard from her old friend, was coming home again. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

H. G. Wells High overhead the rooks, who were wiser than men, went cawing home to their squatting-places among the elms. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

They had known no pleasures beyond the narrow sphere of home and home friends. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

D. H. Lawrence It was chrysanthemums when I married him, and chrysanthemums when you were born, and the first time they ever brought him home drunk, he’d got brown chrysanthemums in his button-hole. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

Rafael Sabatini On his way home he came to the conclusion that Stuttgart was a very unattractive place and that he would resume his journey to Zürich on the morrow. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Elizabeth Gaskell She was constantly up at the great house; indeed, it was but a short cut across the woods from her own home to the home of her nursling. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Andrew Lang In the meantime the wicked step-mother was waiting at home for news of the girl’s death, and preparing pancakes for the funeral feast. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

Sinclair Lewis There’s a rabbit-warren of a pastry shop down here — Perhaps you’d like to come along, and come home for a cup of tea this afternoon, if you haven’t friends waiting for you. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins All very well in winter; but in summer I have heard of girls in this school so out of health in the relaxing atmosphere that they have been sent home again. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Sinclair Lewis What shall we do tonight; have a cold snack at home or go to the cafeteria?” Thus was he reduced from hero to husband, and he had all the pleasures of inappreciation. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

D. H. Lawrence The moon came out: they walked home together: he seemed to have come to her because he needed her so badly, and she listened to him, gave him all her love and her faith. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence It might come home to them then; they might HAVE to care. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The parson had sent word to Fanny Brattle during the service to stop a few minutes for him, and had learned from her that Sam had not been at home last night. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

He said weightily: “Oh! Aye! I’ve been thinking it was about time for you to run away home and get married to some silly girl. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Amidst his great mute happiness at his own home there was a dull pain at his heart. Signa by Ouida

Willa Cather Her mother was very sick, presque morte and she wanted to go home to die. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Helen Zimmern The home she now entered, the social and domestic duties she now undertook, continued the same for life. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Elizabeth Gaskell With the untroubled peace which the resolve to endure to the end gives, she approached the house that from habit she still called home, but which possessed the holiness of home no longer. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

D. H. Lawrence I happened to be at home for Lettie’s thirty-first birthday. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Lawson The kettle is always on the stove if you want a cup of tea, and if you come home late at night and want a bit of supper you’ve only got to go to the safe (which of us would dare?). While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

James Payn Be kind to my poor Richard. Of course, Walter knew nothing of what has passed between you and his brother; but the bow which he drew at a venture sent home a barbed shot. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Andrew Lang But the bear’s sister only smiled, and bade them go home and look after the little girl, who had no one else to protect her. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Amelius stayed at home to think over his lecture. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Willa Cather You know I don’t go away from home often, and I came up here on purpose to tell you this. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

George Meredith Certain it is she brought her wounded brother safe home to England, and prisoners in that war usually had short shrift. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

But when you are the only Blair, of Blair, Hayward, and Bennet, you go home when you think you will. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells The ways in which these modifications of the old home tradition have arisen will indicate the means and methods by which further modifications may be expected and attempted in the future. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Mrs. Rymer stayed at home in a temper, which I dare say nobody regretted: she considered Margaret ought to have remained single. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

Maria Edgeworth But do you remember the story of Zobeide, who carried the porter home with her on condition that, let him hear or see what he might, he would ask no questions?” “Yes, mamma. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins Won’t you tell it? You shall! I’ll wring it out of you at home if I can’t wring it out of you here. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

IT WAS upon a Monday night that Robert had returned home to his little flat in Ensum Street with the necklace, and in the first flush of his success all prospects seemed rosy ones. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

They say that life in common with a mother-in-law is objectionable to a son-in-law, therefore I wish you to have a home of your own. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Anthony Trollope I doubt whether she ever brought it home to herself that those whom she now recognised as the established and well-credited lords of the creation had ever been young men themselves. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf For here (he swept his truncheon at Cobbet of Cobbs Corner) comes the bread-winner, home from the city, home from the counter, home from the shop. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

What a gay butterfly creature she seemed to-night! He could scarcely fancy this was the same girl who had spoken so mournfully of her lost home in the library that afternoon. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Theodore Dreiser Daily she thought as she worked of that humble home where her mother was watching and waiting. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Nellie Bly The chief question was of my home and friends, and if I had any lovers or had ever been married. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Old Jones and other folks had come turning the cottage inside out at the time in search of him (Dick), but his brother Jim swore through thick and thin that Dick had not been at home for ever so long. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

Anton Chekhov At home there is poverty, hunger, cold, his grumbling father, scoldings, and here it is so quiet and unruffled, and interest even is taken in his tarantulas and birds. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Anthony Trollope Isadore Hamel would, of course, come again, and would, of course, marry Lucy, and then there would be a home for her after her own heart. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard But if what we hear is a full-grown echo, mine at home can only have been a baby. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Leon Trotsky Once the inspector called on me at home to ascertain the cause of my non-attendance. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Andrew Lang He filled a pannikin quite full, and carried it home to his wife, who drank it eagerly, and said that she now felt quite well. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence But he also could not bear to go home to his mother empty. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Philip had neither deigned to send her a line of excuse nor to come, as she had begged him, to see her home this last night of her engagement at the theatre. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

D. H. Lawrence They had only been in their new home three weeks when the wakes, or fair, began. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence