Phrases with "home"

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]

Anthony Trollope As for Miss Holmes, if she won’t, why you must leave her at home with mamma. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Her hands, too, looked as if they were accustomed to household tasks, and her fine grey hair was washed at home and unwaved. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Tobias Smolle I went to the Bedford Coffee-house in the evening, where I met my friends, from thence proceeded to the play, and afterwards carried them home to my lodgings, where we supped in great good humour. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Edith Wharton On the journey home he did not care to talk, and my chief concern was to keep him wrapped in my greatcoat and to see that his bed was made ready as soon as I had restored him to his lodgings. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Thomas Hardy I commend her for’t, and I’m going to fetch her home to-morrow. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang She was VERY unlucky! The good man’s daughter hastened home again betimes, but the King’s son had smeared the door-posts with tar, and the girl’s golden circlet stuck to it. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells A smashing air victory over Germany would have been very satisfactory and conclusive, but these aeroplanes were also wanted at home to cow the ever-increasing domestic discontent. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Arthur Machen He felt, I think, out of tune with his surroundings, and, pace the readers of the Guardian, I doubt whether he was ever quite at home in his stall. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He had not maintained any correspondence with English friends and kindred; but rumours from time to time reached home that he had amassed a fortune. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

The guilty and the innocent vanished alike from the scene, and we at least, in our remote home on the Rhenish border, heard of them no more. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

I said that I would be at home after five o’clock if Ramsden wanted to ring up to report. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Had Sam been innocent, he would at least have come to the parlour and inquired whether the box was found, instead of sneaking off home to tea. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

But judging from the tone of contempt or of pity with which he spoke of his second wife or her daughter, the lawyer guessed at once that the general’s home life was not happy. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Rafael Sabatini His daughter ran away from home three weeks ago, leaving a letter announcing that she was going to the man she loved. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Jonathan Swif I went into the City for a walk, and dined there with a private man; and coming home this evening, broke my shin in the Strand over a tub of sand left just in the way. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Ivan Turgenev A quarter of an hour later I was back at home in my own lodgings. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Come along, pray, Mr. Gerard. We must scamper home awfully fast. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jane Austen I certainly do not go home to-night, and, therefore, the carriage will not be out on my account; so you must make up your mind to what may happen, and take your things accordingly. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

It was a heavy blow to him, for one of the chief pleasures of being at home again would have been to pour into a sympathetic Italian ear the story of his adventures. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Anthony Trollope He had sent word to her to remain at home for him, and he now found her waiting. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope We come into court with clean hands, having done all that lay with us to do to put down slavery both at home and abroad. North America by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Now the ogre, although he was so hideous to look upon, had a very kind heart, and when he saw how restless and unhappy Antonio was, he at once gave him leave to go home on a visit. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And all that was brought home to me so quickly,” he concluded, “because she had what some Frenchman has called the ‘terrible gift of familiarity’. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Then she was looking out upon surroundings novel and strange to her, among which she must make herself at home as best she could. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George MacDonald MR. RAYMOND took Diamond home with him, stopping at the Mews to tell his mother that he would send him back soon. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Their names were Cecily and Hilda Castle and their home was at Haslemere in Hampshire. “Now Herr Sharlen,” went on von Ravenheim impressively, “what I want you to do is this. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Wilkie Collins I have come home and found a trouble to welcome me, which goes near to break my heart. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

They drank very good madeira and talked about the Bures Agricultural Show. And they drove home with Bee still looking as if someone had left her a fortune. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Theodore Dreiser He wondered how this would really come out, for he liked a home atmosphere. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy I have a mind that we go home for to-night without saying a word, and come the first thing in the morning with more hands. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

On this their triumph knew no bounds, and they followed her half way home casting barbed speeches. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Elizabeth Gaskell By-and-by, when Roger Hamley has taken his turn at stopping at home with his father, we will ask him to one of our little quiet dinners. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Marjorie Bowen The pleasant little home was still half dismantled from the recent attack of the Germans, the neat trimness of the cool chambers gone. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Pu Songling Taken home and nursed, he remained unconscious for a few days and died. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Nellie Bly They kept up this until the simple creature began to yell and cry, saying she wanted to go home and that everybody treated her badly. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

You would perhaps find the doctor at home now. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence In his own home Annie was almost glad to be a girl. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

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]

Anthony Trollope There’s Stovey’s empty cart standing just where it stood yesterday; and he promised he’d have it home before three today. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Henry Fielding Booth soon afterwards took his leave with the most profuse acknowledgments for so much goodness, and hastened home to acquaint his Amelia with what had so greatly overjoyed him. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Frances Hodgson Burnett She had gone home to Eaton Square—and then in the afternoon to the cottage at Mersham Wood. They had not written letters to each other. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Andrew Lang Then he said to him, ‘Now go home to the King, and say that if he sends any more cavalry I will blow them all into the air. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang At night, too, Cinderlad’s brothers came home again and had a long story to tell about riding up the glass hill. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He remembered having heard that Thornton had married a lovely Italian girl, whom he had stolen from her home in Lombardy, while he was travelling as bear-leader to an India merchant’s son. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

George Gissing It generally fell to Emma’s share to put her sister’s children to bed, for Mrs. Clay was seldom at home in the evening. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

And you’ll both come home with me, like two young dogs with their tails burnt. Rose Lodge by Ellen Wood [1876]

George Gissing But to die at home is an unreasoning hope I still cherish. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing The state of things at home considered, Cecily would not have left for so long an absence but on her own wish. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

James Joyce Going home for the holidays! That would be lovely: the fellows had told him. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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]

E. F. Benson Undoubtedly my duty directs me to stay at home for the present. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Edith Wharton Andora always thought she knew how people felt! “Tell Marthe to take him with her when she fetches Juliet home from school. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Bram Stoker You have saved her life this time, and you can go home and rest easy in mind that all that can be is. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft I looked at my watch and saw that sunrise was near, so bracing myself to resist the gale that was sweeping down to its cavern home as it had swept forth at evening. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Oliver Goldsmith Prepare then this evening to look out for work against tomorrow, and bring home every night what money you earn, for our support. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch An’ as for William, he’s never come home nor wrote a line since he joined the Thirty–Second; an’ it’s little he cares for his home or his father. The Disenchantment of ’Lizabeth by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

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

Wilkie Collins I was at home this evening, when Mrs. Ellmother called at my lodgings. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

George Borrow God bless you, Belle, I shall be home to-night, by which time I expect you will have made up your mind, if not, another lesson in Armenian, however late the hour be. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Sinclair Lewis She faced Juanita Haydock, cocked her head at Maud Dyer’s brief nod, and came home to Bea radiant. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing I must keep a home for Alma, and a home she wouldn’t feel ashamed of. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope Florence, as she went home in the fly with her mother after the party at which Harry had spoken to her so openly, did not find the little journey very happy. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing She says that she left home because her husband was unfaithful to her. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Jack London At home I should undoubtedly have given vent to my anguish; but this new and elemental environment seemed to call for a savage repression. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Henry Kingsley Take it home with you, Cecil, and give it to Alice.” Cecil took the little thing home, and in time it grew to be between three and four feet high, a grandfather of bears. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

H. G. Wells This is the sort of home in which the minds of thousands of young Englishmen and Englishwomen receive their first indelible impressions. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

At home men live mostly among colleagues and comrades; on a journey they are placed in continual contrast with men of different pursuits and different habits of life. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

George Eliot It was when he got able to walk about and look at all the old objects that he felt the strain of his clinging affection for the old home as part of his life, part of himself. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

He would slip home now and then and see what was happening — he would go often to Glenmore — he would visit any spot in the globe which took his fancy. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

Wilkie Collins Though he gave a very bad account of the young gentleman, he said that care and nursing, and getting him away from a strange place to his own home and among his friends, might do wonders for him yet. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Gissing She kept a small house in London, but spent the greater part of the year at home or foreign health-resorts. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Virginia Woolf How well she remembered sitting at home on a spring evening like this up in Yorkshire, miles from anywhere. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

M. R. James On the way home there was much discussion as to the best means of keeping watch upon possible sales. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

What with that, and what with their stinging ridicule, poor Van Rheyn was goaded out of his obedience to home orders, and did try it. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

George Gissing Her life at home was a very lonely one. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Henry James So I shall never go home unless I am absolutely forced. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

As far as they, Cosset, Thring and Noble, were concerned, Patrick Ashby was free to go home whenever he pleased. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Charles Kingsley And now, to add to the general confusion, home was come young Amyas Leigh, more desperately in love with her than ever. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

In the dimness of early morning when errant bats flitted home to cling to the ridge-pole, squeaking and fussy flutterings denoted unwonted disturbance. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Ivan Turgenev On the way home an argument often sprang up, in which Arkady was usually defeated in spite of talking more than his companion. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

The Princess Claelia’s spy went home and told her that Gerard was certainly dead, the manner of his death unknown at present. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Andrew Lang Then she went home laughing, very much pleased with her cleverness. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith Gower noticed her easier English, that came home to the perpetual student he was. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Elizabeth Gaskell I thought my aunt always went to Kirk Moorside.’ ‘I came with Molly Corney,’ said Sylvia. ‘Mother is staying at home with feyther. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

If he could bring home the murder to Gilbert Larose, with all the ensuing publicity, he, Thomas Flower, would be a made man! Arnold Gauntry entered the room looking very quiet and subdued. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Anthony Trollope If he did not find the lady at home or disengaged on the first visit, or on the second, he might on the third or the fourth. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon Both stars and worlds recognized that not merely the home galaxy but the cosmical swarm of galaxies was nearing its end. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins As the daughter of a “gentleman,” my father’s welcome, my father’s affection, would have been bestowed on her, when I took her home as my wife. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Henry Handel Richardson Another thing, some books he had sent home for, a year or more ago, came to hand at this time, and gave him a fresh pretext for delay. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells He stopped this quiet man, going quietly home to his midday meal, attacked him, beat down his feeble defences, broke his arm, felled him, and smashed his head to a jelly. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Nellie Bly After we were seated there Judge Duffy came in and asked me if my home was in Cuba. “Yes,” I replied, with a smile. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Miles Franklin Mrs Benson had sent for little O’Doolan, and Harold took her home next day. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Arthur Machen Another line that he had quoted came to her: The kingdom of I and We forsake, and your home in annihilation make. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

It occurred when we were at home for the summer holidays, just after the crop of hay was got in, and the bare fields looked as white in the blazing sun as if they had been scorched. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

George Meredith His home would be a fortress, impregnable to tongues. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

I took my boat, net, and water-cask, as usual, desirous of bringing her home a fresh fish dinner, and succeeded so well as to catch enough for several good meals, and to spare. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

George Gissing My home must always be a very poor one; it would shame me to give you nothing better than that. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry James Coming home to dinner I found the two volumes on my table, and I sat up with them half the night, dazed, bewildered, rubbing my eyes, wondering at the monstrous joke. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

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

Guy de Maupassan I am an orphan, and it seemed to me as though I had just found my family, I felt so at home with them. The Door by Guy de Maupassan

Aunt Dean did not go home till October. After she left, the parson had a stroke of paralysis. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

Adults might still work all day and half the night if the temptation of misery at home and extra wages to be earned was too strong for them. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

At home he could perhaps get something; but it meant going to his people for help, and that he would not do. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Alack! Leave my head! leave my head!” “Forgive me, Signora; I thought to prepare it at home to receive the colours. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Henry James This evening, she was sure, her ladyship would let him walk home with her half the way. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

The speed was amazing; the fastest race-horse at home is slow compared with this. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Steele Rudd Then he would go home filled with fresh hopes and talk of nothing but the good prospect of that crop. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Man’s nature, brimful of passions and affections, would have had an home in that little heart, whose swift pulsations hurried towards their close. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

H. G. Wells She wasn’t to be married tamely after the common fashion which trails home and all one’s beginnings into the new life. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Kate Chopin When she reached home supper had long been over. At Fault by Kate Chopin

On reaching my home I found letters, which obliged me to set out for Athens, for my relations threatened me with litigation concerning my inheritance. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

George Eliot Arthur himself had provided the prizes for the men, and Bill was made happy with a splendid pocket-knife, supplied with blades and gimlets enough to make a man at home on a desert island. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

He was furious at having to leave the bicycle shop, and for the short time that he remained at home he merely loafed about, made a nuisance of himself and was no help to Father whatever. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Charles Dickens Not that I have any occasion to tell you anything, for you know everything I know — as I told you at home the other night. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope He could enter the house now, and to him as he was driven home under the oaks no doubt there came some idea of his own possession of them. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Andrew Lang I shall come home again all right. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Susanna Rowson She was astonished at the liberties Mademoiselle permitted them to take; grew thoughtful and uneasy, and heartily wished herself at home again in her own chamber. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

George Gissing How could she tell where, in what company, his evenings were spent? More than once he had been away from home all night—missed the last train, he said. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Jonathan Swif I have been amusing myself at home till now, and in bed bid you good-night. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Theodore Dreiser It attacked the Public Ledger building as he was coming home from school. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence But they telephoned to the post office at Chomesbury, would Mr. Jones please send a message to Lady Carrington that Sir Henry was staying the night at Corrabach Hall, but would be home next day. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassan He dined with us twice a week; he came at any time; he was at home with us. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

She fainted away when it was brought home to her, and fell on my shoulder. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

But she returned home for Christmas. Once more it was old-fashioned Christmas weather; Jack Frost freezing the snow and sporting his icicles. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Andrew Lang Then Kilweh held out to him a ring of gold, and he tried to put it on his finger, but it was too small, so he placed it in his glove, and went home and gave it to his wife. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson This letter from home was the beginning of them. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence Agatha, who was fair and small and determined, had rebelled against the home atmosphere, against the doctrine of “the other cheek”. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing If Gilbert’s home you ought to tell him now. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope But couldn’t you run up and manage about the apartments? A woman coming home as a widow, and in her position, feels a hotel to be so public. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

With them rode the men of Nibelung, a thousand hauberks strong, who had left many comely dames at home whom they never saw again. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

William Makepeace Thackeray Hoff had nothing to do with them, but stopped at home minding exclusively the business of the house. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

But she had a little money laid by, and she used to tell her child his father would be home to help them before it was spent. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

H.P. Lovecraft I have come home for good, and wish you would call on me at the very first moment that you can spare five or six hours continuously to hear what I have to say. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

George MacDonald You are happy to have a house to go to! What a terrible wind it is!” “Take me home safe, and I will give you shelter from it,” she rejoined. Lilith by George MacDonald

Elizabeth Gaskell My dears, poor Mr. Harry is brought home”— “Brought home — BROUGHT home — how?” Instinctively they sank their voices to a whisper; but a fearful whisper it was. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

H. G. Wells We’re late for dinner as it is, so it won’t make much difference for us to go home by way of Clapham. We’ve got to get to Surbiton, anyhow. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Henry Kingsley There’ll be a home for her when I die. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope When she had told him what she would do for him to make his home happy, it had seemed to him that all other delights must fade away from him for ever. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev I carefully noted the street and the house, and went away, but not home — I was conscious of a sort of disillusionment. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Arthur Conan Doyle The cross itself I keep at home in a leathern pouch. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch So he raged at heart, and (for pride made him shun the public eye) he sat at home and raged — the worst possible cure for love, which goes out only by open-air treatment. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

D. H. Lawrence It gave him a little thrill to stop at the garden gate and see the light of home down below, shining on the silent blue snow. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells We have had a lot of Sutton people call upon us, so that we already feel much more at home than we did in Putney, where the London custom of ignoring your neighbour is in fashion. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins The bearded man’s mother recommended me to go home (ominously swinging a saucepan full of dirty water towards me, while she spoke): I took her advice. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Andrew Lang The brave princess stooped for a second to pluck the lance out of the wound, and then ran on until she found herself safe at home again. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jane Austen But Jane was to go home with her, and at Longbourn there would be leisure enough for observation. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

G. K. Chesterton Now the reader never does feel quite at home with Stevenson’s characters. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Thomas Hardy I wish you could tell me of some secret plan that would help me to keep him home at my will in the evenings. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope But the occasion was so special that a little supper was ordered, and I fear the attorney did not get home till after twelve. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon He made a brief but crowded pilgrimage to Russia, and came home a Communist, with a difference. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The clean-swept, handsome room seemed to have lost its air of expectancy, as if whoever the house had been waiting for had arrived; Maitland felt satisfied, as if he, too, had come home — to sleep. The House by the Poppy Field by Marjorie Bowen

The trouble was to get them home for meals, for those long-lighted days were deceptive, and, since neither had a watch, they would wander in about midnight, thinking they were in time for dinner. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Well worth running for, and I don’t forget how you romped home at the Bank’s sports two years ago. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Wilkie Collins He was able to refer familiarly to persons and localities, at home and abroad, with which the baron was sure to be acquainted. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Gissing No doubt I should get on better — with things in general — if I had a home of my own. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

He ought to go to Australia, like Thomas Swain, who, they say, is making a fortune — a great fortune — and coming home again. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In 1788 Mrs. Owenson died rather suddenly, and the home was broken up. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Q. What time did you come home from the ball you were at? A. About half-past two, I think. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope The drive in a glass coach home from the coach-yard to Keppel Street was horrible to Lady Anna. Not a word was spoken, as Sarah, the lady’s maid, sat with them in the carriage. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

I am obliged to be away from home so much, you see, and for so long at a time. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

H. G. Wells A unified progressive world community demands its own type of home and training. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Anthony Trollope But as he sat at his work, or walked to and fro between his home and the shop, or lay sleepless in bed, all his thoughts were of her. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence He had an unfair advantage — he was free to go off, while she must stay at home with the children. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins We had a fine, gay, noisy time of it at the Hall, the strange gentleman, in particular, making himself as much at home as if the place belonged to him. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward shows us a dog very much at home in heaven, while she has a ghost-dog on earth coming back to march in a Decoration Day parade beside his master. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Anthony Trollope The castle too was warm with the warmth of life, and the pleasantness of home would have lent a grace to the departure of one of the daughters of the house. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson You would not like being here I think you should always stop at home you will never get as far as long division. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Whereas his brother went the daily round at home as contentedly as a horse at a cider press. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

I longed for the time when I could get home and fly again to the paste. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Mark Twain I find, however, that when one is so fortunate as to get behind the scenes and see them at home and in the privacy of their firesides, they are strangely like common mortals. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Andrew Lang Then they buried Cassim, and Morgiana his slave followed him to the grave, weeping and tearing her hair, while Cassim’s wife stayed at home uttering lamentable cries. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ralph Waldo Emerson Classics which at home are drowsily read have a strange charm in a country inn, or in the transom of a merchant brig. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Sinclair Lewis She ignored the kiss, in the need of getting him home before he started a fight. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope We’ll let’ em see!” Nevertheless they all went away home in the quietest way in the world, and,—as there was no strike in hand,—got to their work punctually on the next morning. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Andrew Lang But when the sun was near its setting the outlandish bird came flying up to him, and awakened him, saying: ‘Arise, Prince Ivan! The mares are at home now. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson And, oh, don’t spoil the pleasure of your coming home to me; show me that you can be my father and yet not neglect your destiny. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing To sit at home was impossible. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Alfred Ainger At least, I know an alchemy that turns her mud into that metal—a mind that loves to be at home in crowds. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope At this period of the day Susanna was at school, and he was informed that she would not be home till the evening. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Thomas Hardy Mrs Crick is gone to market with Mr Crick, and Retty is not well, and the others are gone out somewhere, and won’t be home till milking. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope But nothing happening after could make it right that a young lady should come home from hunting in a post chaise alone with a young unmarried man. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Before my country had been South Africa, and when I thought of home it had been the wide sun-steeped spaces of the veld or some scented glen of the Berg. But now I realized that I had a new home. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

In this hour, while the young man’s mind was calmed by the idea of fighting with M. de Château-Renaud the following day, all the feelings of home and country came back upon his heart. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Anthony Trollope A report has reached the old people at home — not Florence, mind — that you are untrue to Florence, and are passing your time with that lady who is the sister of your cousin’s wife. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Henry Adams For this reason among others, her evenings at home — Saturday Reviews, they were called — had great vogue. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

I want you to tell them at home that I forgive them. Mr. Aristocrat by Guy Boothby

Henry Handel Richardson But first come home and have breakfast. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis We’ve all had the most shaming experiences with apparently friendly whites who come around and tell us ‘You’re just dandy’ and then go home and make a funny story out of it. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James Her old friend was at home and by extreme good fortune alone; looking up from her book, in her place by the window, she gave the girl as she came in a sharp glance over her glasses. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

But the spirit of Ethel was more disencumbered of earthly particles: that had found its rest in the very home of Love. The rosy light of the divinity invested all things for her. Lodore by Mary Shelley

She took a pretty cottage at North Crabb, and Tom walked to the office of a morning and home again at night. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

But we got away home as soon as we could, and then we began to settle what we should do. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Meredith Do you mean to be running and Dewing it on for ever, with only a nod for friends, Dart?’ ‘Lord, Simmy, what a sound of home there is in your old nonsense!’ Dartrey said. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Stimson was determined to go home in the Alert, by begging or buying. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Gertrude Stein She always comes home very pleased. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Thomas Hardy By the light of the street-lamp he read these lines, hurriedly traced in pencil:— ‘I have gone home by the mail-train. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She made her home with the Signorina Cartuccio. Thus I had news of her continually. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Grettir sat at home at Biarg until Twainmonth.15 Nor is it said in story that he and Kormak met ever again after these things betid. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

He had cut himself adrift from that home many years ago. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]