Phrases with "homeward"

Andrew Lang Then he packed his gold into the barrel, covered it well with a layer of nails, hoisted it on to the wheelbarrow with some difficulty, and set off with it upon his homeward way. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

If we set sail homeward and they on our heels, they will fall upon us at a disadvantage, for they have the swifter ship; or if they get to sea before us, they will lie in wait for us on the high seas. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Thomas Hardy He entered the plantation, and was no doubt going that way homeward to the mysterious hut he occupied on the other side of the woodland. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton As she turned homeward her thoughts shrank in anticipation from the fact that there would be nothing to get up for the next morning. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Florence Dixie I would fain have dived into their farthest mystery, but it was not to be; so, with a sigh of regret, we turned our horses’ heads in a homeward direction. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Sinclair Lewis Nelly cut out a dance, which she had promised to a cigar-maker, and started homeward with Mr. Wrenn. “Let’s not take a car — I want some fresh air after that smoky place,” she said. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

And there, looking majestically down on all these water-ants, the huge Agra, cynosure of so many loving eyes and loving hearts in England, lay at her moorings; homeward bound. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

She was off the Spanish coast, homeward bound, and fairly full, just like the Titanic; and further, the proportion of her crew to her passengers, I remember quite well, was very much the same. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle Still, it might be as well for him by that time to be upon his homeward journey, for he knew that if by any chance the true facts leaked out there would be no hope of mercy from the furious diggers. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald After the play they parted — Maury was going to a dance at Sherry’s, Anthony homeward and to bed. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Sailors call this hard usage; but the ship must be in crack order; and “We’re homeward bound” was the answer to everything. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, thought I, at least I may meet her and have the homeward walk with her. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope On their journey homeward they met Gregory, who had heard of the accident, and had at once started to see his uncle. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

William Dampier Those that subscribed to be at all calls and assisted to bring in the ship received Captain Heath’s bounty, by which they furnished themselves with liquor for their homeward voyage. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Thomas Hardy Feeling an indescribable dread she retraced her steps, and hastened homeward doubting, yet half believing, what she had seemed to see, and wondering if her imagination had played her some trick. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Thomas Hardy With this shadow on his mind he did not care to show himself in the village, and went homeward by a roundabout track behind a high hedge and across a pasture. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

William Hope Hodgson This, to say the least, should have struck me as queer; for some of the other packets were homeward bound along with us, and steering the same course. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Charles Dickens Then she fled homeward as quickly as she could, torn and bleeding from the wounds of thorns and briars, but more lacerated in mind, and threw herself upon her bed, distracted. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Wyrd they knew not, destiny dire, and the doom to be seen by many an earl when eve should come, and Hrothgar homeward hasten away, royal, to rest. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

The white sail in the distance was Conrad’s, perhaps; and he was speeding homeward to find Medora dead in her lonely watch-tower, with fading flowers upon her breast. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then in a long, straggling line there came a wild troop of marauders streaming homeward from some foray. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He saw the look; braved the mouth, drew from it a recantation and, later, a kiss as they walked homeward together. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

H. G. Wells The broken remnant that assembled at Nankin did not greatly exceed a hundred thousand, and still smaller bodies from the lines of communication fought their way homeward to the north and south. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Willems walked on homeward weaving the splendid web of his future. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Walter Scott Without waiting for her recovery, the party almost immediately began their homeward march towards Dunbarton, leading along with them their prisoner. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Nevertheless, I took Mr. Abraham’s shop in my homeward route and found it still open; a fact which I noted with slight misgivings as suggestive of rather long hours. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Adam Lindsay Gordon Our short and sweet journey now draws to an end, And homeward my sorrowful way I must wend; Oh, fair one! oh, loved one! I would I were free, To squander my life in the greenwood with thee. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Elizabeth Gaskell He had witnessed the pursuit, he had heard the conversation which took place between the boat and the ship; he had given Will a homeward passage in his boat. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

The park was filling again with its floating population of loiterers, and Francesca’s footsteps began to take a homeward direction. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Thomas Hardy It was a fine evening, and on his way homeward he passed near Marty South’s cottage. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy Then Festus informed the group that the report of invasion was false, upon which they all turned to go homeward with greatly relieved spirits. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Radclyffe Hall Mrs. Ogden obeyed, and the homeward walk was continued in silence. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

When homeward bound, he met the Mwani–Sonho, and visited the Mwani–Congo, who lived at Ambasse Congo (São Salvador), distant 50 leagues (?). Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

At nightfall Deidrick would marshal his flock and drive it homeward to the milking-yard. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson One foggy, frosty December evening, I encountered on Liberton Hill, near Edinburgh, an Irish labourer trudging homeward from the fields. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Then Mr. Polly picked up his bicycle and proposed to resume his homeward way. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

James Payn The jockeys paced slowly towards their stables, each horse now clothed and visored as though it had been merely out for early exercise; while Mr Chifney walked briskly homeward by another route. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Fortunately he sailed due north, and within a week was in the track of the Spanish merchantmen plying between the West Indies and Spain, and was picked up by one of these vessels homeward bound. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Thomas Hardy At ten o’clock he came away, choosing a circuitous route homeward to pass the gates of the college whose head had just sent him the note. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

To go on with our homeward journey. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle Looking at my watch, I saw that it was half-past two o’clock, and high time, therefore, that I started upon my homeward journey. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

I had still two outposts to visit before finishing my round; but from that moment to this I have never been able to remember any one incident of my homeward ride. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

The little adventure, and the deepening shades, helped to sadden my homeward walk; and when at last the dusky outline of the Hall rose before me, it wore a sort of weird and haunted aspect. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy All sound of the woodcutters had long since faded into remoteness, and even had not the interval been too great for hearing them they would have been silent and homeward bound at this twilight hour. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Miles Franklin Our homeward way lay together for two miles, but he always came with me till nearly in sight of home. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

George Gissing On her journey homeward after the interview with Felix Dymes, her mind was full of the money question. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Thomas Hardy A lerret is going from there across the bay homeward to the harbour in the course of an hour; it belongs to a man I know, and they can take one passenger, I am sure. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

He repeated these arguments with unending iteration throughout his homeward walk. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Arthur Morrison He was aboard the Juno on the voyage out, an’ he deserted at Monte Video to a homeward bound ship. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

M. P. Shiel With what of strength remained to me I reached the place where I had left your calèche, and started on my homeward way. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

He declared good-humouredly that soon they would all be homeward bound; so, apathetically, Bubbles walked on, her feet and her head aching. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Then they recommenced their walk homeward as before. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Olaf Stapledon Paul, homeward bound, was shabby. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

After he had gone, I continued my homeward journey. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

The young girl’s tears were dried; and hope revived, and life bloomed again: only, henceforth her longing eyes looked out to sea for her father, homeward bound. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Thomas Hardy Trendle shut the door behind her, and they at once started homeward together. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Guy de Maupassant I felt so alone, so small on the earth that I quickly started on my homeward journey. Suicides by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

The road, by-the-by, was full of homeward wheels by this time, single and double and tandem, and my driver professed that their multitude greatly increased the difficulties of his profession. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Eh? So it shall; but if you don’t take this chance, away you go to England, assisted passage, by the first homeward steamer that comes along. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Edith Wharton It was nearly dark when he left his office, and he walked slowly homeward in the complete mental abeyance that follows on such a crisis. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Edith Wharton On the drive homeward May remained oddly silent; through the darkness, he still felt her enveloped in her menacing blush. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Henry James A lamp, here and there, over the narrow black water, glimmered in double; the voice of a man going homeward singing, with his jacket on his shoulder and his hat on his ear, came to us from a distance. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Andrew Lang And as the sun is getting low in the sky, it is time for you to begin your homeward journey. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James She pursued her homeward course with her friend, neither of them pretending much not to consent to appear silent. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Arthur Machen I had gone out myself early in the morning, and had had a long ramble, and somehow or other as I was steering homeward I found myself in this very Harlesden we have been talking about. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

You must understand that the scheme of the test he was applying to me was, I gathered, a homeward passage — the sort of passage I would not wish to my bitterest enemy. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

John Galsworthy She, therefore, arranged to see him at a teashop near the British Museum on his way homeward from the City, and went there direct from her train. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton Wearily he turned, and tramped homeward through the winter twilight. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She bade Kenyon a briefer farewell than ordinary, and went homeward to her tower. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Margaret Oliphant They set off together, master and man, happy yet regretful, upon their homeward way. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Mrs. Dodd was hurrying homeward from this very neighbourhood when the fire broke out. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Robert Louis Stevenson At last, as I meant to do some work upon the homeward trail, it was time to turn. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

He left one of the grooms to keep watch in the death-chamber, in company with Stephen Hargraves, the softy; and, after bidding the surgeon good-night, walked slowly homeward with his friends. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins Traveler — the dog has well merited his name by this time — will have to bid good-by to the yacht (which he loves), and journey homeward by the railway (which he hates). The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Meredith Walking homeward she likewise gave Wayland a hug. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had risen at noon, lunched with Mrs. Lawrence, and then ridden abstractedly homeward atop one of his beloved buses. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The noble Scyldings left the headland; homeward went the gold-friend of men. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

The herd of the Lanely Bield stumbled wearily homeward in this, the late afternoon, with the roof-tree of his cottage to guide him over the waste. At the Article of Death by John Buchan

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch So Jacka hadn’t more than a dozen prisoners to look after, and prepared for a comfortable little homeward trip. Captain Dick and Captain Jacka by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Walter Scott Thus they held on their course homeward with great fear and anxiety. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

And this night have I made a sending to take them on the waste of waters as they sail homeward to many-Mountained Demonland.” Corund said, “Lord, your words are as wine unto us. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Jules Verne He could now leave Fort Kearney station, and pursue his journey homeward in peace. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Mr. Bulstrode walked quietly homeward in the morning sunshine after having performed this duty. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

You see I was afraid she might be homeward bound, and I had no mind to turn back from the portals of the East. I was steering for Java — another blessed name — like Bankok, you know. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Charles Dickens When she was lost to his view, he pursued his homeward way, glancing up sometimes at the sky, where the clouds were sailing fast and wildly. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Thomas Hardy At Melbury’s approach it galloped friskily away under the trees in a homeward direction. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells He had been up all night assisting another undistinguished citizen into this curious world of ours, and his task accomplished, he was driving homeward in a drowsy mood enough. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

But the time was come to bid it adieu! The important business of securing our homeward passage was to be performed. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim Once or twice on my homeward walk amongst the fast gathering shadows the memory of that girl’s pale, dark face and plaintive voice crosses my mind. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

It contained a scrap of paper on which was written the following message: “‘Entire party captured by brigand tribe on homeward journey. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Thomas Hardy Well, I think I must turn homeward again, as the inn must not be left long in charge of the lad and the maid only. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy So he drove off homeward with a lighter heart than he had known for several days. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang As soon as the sumptuous meal was over, the Prince and his mermaid took leave of the Emperor, and, seating themselves on the golden horse, continued their homeward journey. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Kingsley So homeward they ran, before a favoring southwest breeze: but long ere they were within sight of land, Lucy Passmore was gone to her rest beneath the Atlantic waves. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

A great unrest was upon me; and when I received a letter from Dick Barnard announcing his arrival at Madeira, homeward bound, I breathed a sigh of relief. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Gissing Moving homeward by a new way, I presently found myself on the side of a little valley, in which lay a farm and an orchard. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Thomas Hardy Meanwhile, Winterborne and Grace Melbury had also undergone their little experiences of the same homeward journey. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Sir Richard Burton And at last my longings drave me homeward until I resolved upon traveling to the region which was the falling place of my head and my homestead, to the end that I might again see my brother. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Sir Walter Scott What can I do?” “Do, sir?” exclaimed Hector, with his characteristic impatience — “get on the horse, and turn his head homeward — you will be at Knockwinnock Castle in ten minutes. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith This was odd, but so it was; and looking homeward from the City, he had a sense of disappointment when it was not Concert evening. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On my homeward path to-night, when my brain was busy weaving useless fancies, the somewhat trite saying of an old French writer flashed into my mind. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Thomas Hardy When they were lost behind the declivity the trumpet-major came out, and walked homeward even more slowly than they. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Thomas Hardy Phillotson was on his way homeward when he encountered Arabella, and she was approaching the town. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Abraham Merri Higher we rose; the three of us now upon the flat top of a tower upon whose counterpart fifty feet away and facing the homeward path, Ruth and Norhala stood with white arms interlaced. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

George Gissing The homeward prospect was dreary after that glimpse of the familiar mom through the doorway. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H.P. Lovecraft Early-rising villagers who observed my homeward progress looked at me strangely, and marvelled at the signs of ribald revelry which they saw in one whose life was known to be sober and solitary. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

William Hope Hodgson And I led her through the gap, and so homeward to the Hall; and there bid her good-night at a side door that she held the key of. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

F. Scott Fitzgerald With a cold nod, she started homeward down the lane. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

A French man-of-war was going out, homeward bound; she lay in the middle distance of the port, an ant heap for activity. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

The swordsmen hastened, athelings all were eager homeward forth to fare; and far from thence the great-hearted guest would guide his keel. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

H. G. Wells He stood for a minute undecided, then turned on his heel and marched homeward with savage steps. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

They rode west to Hawkdale Pass, and so on, as the road lay west to Ness: there they bought much stockfish, and loaded seven horses therewith, and turned homeward when they were ready. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

G. K. Chesterton Mile after mile along his homeward path he broke it down and tore it up. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The hounds were whistled to heel, and a sober, homeward march began. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Miles Franklin No, no; I was not leaving home behind, I was flying homeward now. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

During this disturbance, White was preparing for his homeward voyage in the steamship that was to sail within two or three days. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

George Meredith She loved the country; Springtide in the country set her singing; her walk to her patient at Lappett’s farm and homeward was an aethereal rapture for a heart rocking easy in fulness. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Thomas Hardy He turned back a few steps and was lost in grave reflection, finally wending his way homeward by the obscure river-side path. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Washington Irving The Christian princes, mistaking his motives, gave up all hope of drawing him forth, and having glutted themselves with ravage, struck their tents and began their homeward march. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

George Gissing On the fifth, as he was walking homeward in the afternoon, he came face to face with Miss Madeley in Gower Street. She stopped at once, and offered a friendly hand. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Rudyard Kipling While she lay crippled she saw quite close to her a German cruiser that was trailing homeward in the dawn gradually heel over and sink. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Andrew Lang Now he thought he would saddle it for his homeward journey, and he turned down the path which led to the stable. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy The enterprise would have been abandoned if she had not by accident met him coming homeward as she turned away. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson It befell when Mr. Alexander was of the age of seven or eight, I had some business on the far side in the morning, and entered the shrubbery, on my homeward way, about nine of a bright forenoon. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Caroline Lamb Glenarvon, as he had cast many a homeward glance upon his own native mountains, knew that he beheld them for the last time. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

To Hygelac Beowulf’s coming was quickly told, — that there in the court the clansmen’s refuge, the shield-companion sound and alive, hale from the hero-play homeward strode. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

George Gissing On his way homeward he entered two or three chemists’ shops. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

He felt unhappy, and wended his way homeward disconsolately, realising more and more that he had not brains for the difficulties imposed upon him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Thomas Hardy It was a point in the highway near which the road to Mellstock branched off from the homeward direction. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Sinclair Lewis As she dragged homeward Carol looked with distaste at her clay-loaded rubbers, the smeared hem of her skirt. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle I caught no glimpse of the surgeon upon my homeward journey; but when I reached my cottage I was astonished and indignant to find that somebody had entered it in my absence. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Had the sea been near, one might have thought he saw a ship, homeward bound. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Willa Cather Like the hero of the Odyssey upon his homeward journey, Claude had often to tell what his country was, and who were the parents that begot him. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Out bellied sail after sail aloft; the ship came curtseying round to the southward, spread her snowy pinions high and wide, and went like a bird over the wrinkled sea — homeward bound. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]