Phrases with "house"

D. H. Lawrence He lived in a large new house of red brick, standing outside a mass of homogeneous red-brick dwellings, called Wiggiston. Wiggiston was only seven years old. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray Where the ladies of the Macgillicuddy family have slept, heaven knows, for their house is full of lodgers. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

M. P. Shiel Arrived at Lord Pharanx’s door, and finding it locked, a lantern is procured, and Randolph leads them through the house and out on the lawn. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

And then me to be getting married and going home to my own little house with my man — ah, God be with me! and him kissing me, and laughing, and frightening me with his goings-on. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Wilkie Collins You only knew, then, that her reception of Mr. Winterfield had determined him never to enter my house again. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

E. F. Benson You must come and play at my house some afternoon. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Wilkie Collins His house is quite a curiosity — it is sure to interest you; the pictures alone are worth the journey. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Jules Verne It was determined to erect a house of snow, which should be supported against one of the rocks of the promontory. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

The house and domestic arrangements, too, were disappointing to Mary, not being upon anything like so grand a scale as her husband had made out. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

F. Scott Fitzgerald We have just received word from the Central Office that the notorious Shadow has been seen climbing in the window! No one can leave this house tonight! The curtain fell. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

The house itself, and the bodies of the owner and the housekeeper, had been reduced to the finest ash; there was, when the fire died out, nothing but a layer of ash spread over the earth. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Wilkie Collins I had not walked a hundred yards before I noticed the name of “Van Brandt” inscribed on the window-blinds of a house which appeared to be devoted to mercantile purposes. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Wilkie Collins For that reason she had been absent from the house when Grace had entered it. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

That any one in the world, grown to fourteen and upwards, could be afraid of sleeping in a house alone, was to him literally incomprehensible. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

Oscar Wilde In a house we all feel of the proper proportions. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Radclyffe Hall All the same, I like her,’ said Puddle. Mademoiselle Duphot admired the house in the Rue Jacob and she ate very largely of the rich and excellent dinner. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The house itself is surrounded by a high wall and you will have to break through the gates there, too. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Andrew Lang But for his brother-in-law he had a house built with huge ovens all round it, that were kept heated all day and night. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

You have no idea how entirely that house is condemned and avoided, and the very name of its inmates tabooed. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She assured me that she had cooked all that could be permitted in His Holiness’s house on a Friday. On my asking her further why on a Friday, she replied that Friday was a fast day. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

I shall gather round me all the scientists of London and make my house a centre of interest. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

I cannot help laughing yet at the recollection of the face of a poor little clerk who had just entered the house with a packet of letters for C——n. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was while in the lower house of Congress that Franklin Pierce took that stand on the slavery question from which he has never since swerved a hair’s breadth. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Henry Fielding Mr. Snap’s house being now very full of good company, he was obliged to introduce Mr. Bagshot into the count’s apartment, it being, as he said, the only chamber he had to LOCK UP in. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Arthur Morrison The house was an old gabled structure, faced with plaster. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

I was trying to point out the Jumel house to you — where Aaron Burr lived, you know. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

E. F. Benson I will take her to our Art Exhibition, allow her to sign the Mayor’s book as a distinguished visitor, and make her free of my house without ceremony. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

The house was intensely silent. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Gissing This house is really all I have to depend upon, and—and—’ Again she was spared the unpleasant utterance. A Charming Family by George Gissing

Mark Twain Then he went tearing around the house again spreading chaos and destruction in his path. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Courtiers, becoming every instant more numerous, succeeded one another, day and night, in the little house of the bridge of La Pierre, in which the cardinal had established his residence. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Theodore Dreiser Their house was located not so very far from his own, on North Front Street, in the neighborhood of what is now known as No. 956. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Gibbon’s settlement in London as master in his own house did not come too soon. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

In the next house the accordion was beginning a new tune, was designating Jerusalem as its ha-appy home. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Wilkie Collins He had declared that she should never enter his house again; and he had mercilessly kept his word. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope During this week he dined at the club, and called at Madame Goesler’s house in Park Lane — not, however, finding the lady at home. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

His visitor, after giving him a direction to an obscure part of Walworth, left the house in the same mysterious manner in which she had entered it. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Maria Edgeworth Miss Portman was then obliged to do the very thing that Mrs. Stanhope most dreaded — to leave Lady Delacour’s house and all its advantages. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Deepest silence still prevailed; and, had any commonplace member risen to address the house in an ordinary business key, all would have blown over. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

In the great house which had been built to please, or rather placate, his wife, he kept to himself as much as possible. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Anthony Trollope At no house had Isadore Hamel been made so welcome as at Dormer’s. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle To me the excitement was agonising, and all over the house a strange interest began to manifest itself in the proceedings. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton Her life, of late, had been so full of unprofitable agitation that she yearned to set her soul’s house in order. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Charles Dickens Doctor Speddie’s house was the last house in the place. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Arthur Morrison Of course, the Lakers’ house is being watched — we set a man on it at once, yesterday. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

A. E. W. Mason He dismounted, and, tying his horse to the branch of a tree, ran quickly into the house and called aloud. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Edith Wharton He wandered through the town in the direction of the road that led up to Eaglewood, the old house above the Hudson where Halo Spear had lived before her marriage. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Sinclair Lewis She fanatically cleaned house all April. She knitted a sweater for Hugh. She was diligent at Red Cross work. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

At the Barriere, the tramp of the drove still continued in the morning air: locksmiths in short blue blouses, masons in white jackets, house painters in overcoats over long smocks. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

H. G. Wells But all the same we shall have to have a house in London. We have to be FELT there. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

I watched the captain disembark and walk up to a house on the hillside. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

D. H. Lawrence There came into her mind now the memory of her home where she had been a child, the big house among the land, the peasants of the village. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis Otherwise Janet would have lost the chance to get into her portable pulpit and admonish: “When I have a house it will be absolutely simple. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Cicero called the library the soul of the house; here the house was all soul. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

William Black We visit the clergyman’s cheerful fireside; and look in on the noisy school; and sit in the evening in the ale house to listen to the profound politics talked there. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Outside the door of the Rajah’s house Dain and Babalatchi stood on the shaking verandah as if dazed and stunned by the violence of the storm. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His house is filled with all sorts of outcasts from the streets, to whom he gives temporary shelter. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Ford Madox Ford But as for his not going to live at Groby: if he is setting up house with Miss Wannop . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

George Gissing I walked about near the house for hours last night—like an idiot. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

James Joyce And say hoothoothoo, ithmuthisthy! His is house of laws. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope He furnished the house well, and then during some summer weeks his wife lived there, and sometimes he let it. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The hours passed — and there was the house opposite still shut up, still void of any signs of human existence inside or out. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The house was of plastered adobe, stained a hundred shades of colour by the salt breeze and the sun. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Ralph Waldo Emerson His thought dwells in essential resemblances, like the resemblance of a house to the man who built it. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

His house was in the best part of Hampstead, and stood alone in some four acres of well-timbered grounds, surrounded by a high wall, well spiked at the top. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

George Gissing Moreover, she has taken possession of the great house yonder, and declares that Aurelia, as a heretic, can claim nothing under her father’s will. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Till things should brisk up, as Lapham said, in the fall, he was letting the new house take a great deal of his time. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins The train which took me away from that miserable house was the train which took her away also. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

My grandfather’s house simply seethed with mutual hostility; all the grown people were infected and even the children were inoculated with it. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle After leaving the house he discovered his loss and hurried back, but found the police already in possession, owing to his own folly in leaving the candle burning. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli I bought one last year in Warwick Street. It is a large roomy house in a quiet situation, though in a bustling quarter, just where members of parliament would like to lodge. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Edith Wharton He would sit quietly where he was, taking care to reach his house only just in time to dress and join her in the motor. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

H. G. Wells She says they have a semi-detached house almost on the road, and hardly a bit of garden. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Wilkie Collins She is probably jealous of any young lady who is invited to her master’s house — and (till she noticed your complexion) she began by being jealous of you. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Nathaniel Hawthorne For a while he doubted whether there were any hidden chest of gold, and in that case whether it was so exceedingly wise to tear the house down only to be convinced of its non-existence. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

That lad hasn’t slept once in a house this twenty year, and never will while grass grows. Dickon the Devil by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Benjamin Disraeli I do not think that I shall ever much care to go out again, but I may help you at home, and then you can invite women; a mere bachelor’s house is always dull. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Andrew Lang They knocked and called, but nothing stirred within but the house cat, and at last the blacksmith had to be fetched to open the door. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anatole France I put myself out of the way against the post in the corner of a house door, so as not to be seen by them, which was a needless precaution as they were too much occupied with one another. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Anthony Trollope But I must look it all in the face; must I not? Though it were to be no house at all, I cannot stay here all my life. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

This was the wisest thing to do, but, unhappily, to follow his advice, two things were wanting; namely, a house and beds. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She wondered what Miles was like about the house — whether, half starved, and shattered by his own eloquence, he didn’t go home and be rather short with his wife. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

George Gissing Mrs. Tubbs thought she’d come ‘ome, but this mornin’ her box was sent for, an’ it was to be took to a house in Islington. An’ then Mrs. Tubbs came an’ told me. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope The house was very comfortable, the girls were very pretty, Mrs Cornbury was very kind, and everything went very well. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson The house was quite dismantled, with not a stick of furniture; indeed, it was one of which Stewart had the letting in his hands. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Nearly one hundred of this I spent in buying furniture to fit up the little house we took to live in. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Virginia Woolf But it was a house full of unrelated passions — she had felt that all the evening. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Arthur Machen Then the King, the Queen, and all the fashionables left the theatre, and in less than an hour the house was gutted, till nothing but the bare walls were left. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins Our house will be dreary enough without you; but I don’t complain, my dear. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anthony Trollope At Mr Goodall’s she remained some little time, dining at that gentleman’s house as well as signing the deed, and asking questions about the gas company. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

I wondered why a house so unattractive should have let so readily, but the clerk explained that the cause was the partridge-shooting. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Anthony Trollope And yet when she came to think of it as she went about the house alone, the granting of such requests was in fact yielding in everything. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

The house I lived in was a comfortable one, kept by an elderly widow who was a pattern of neatness and propriety. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Meanwhile, Glaucus sought the house of the beautiful Neapolitan. He found Ione sitting amidst her attendants, who were at work around her. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Anthony Trollope Miss Baker’s fit of ambition was over, and she was content to keep her uncle’s house at Hadley, and to see Caroline whenever she could spare a day and get up to London for that purpose. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Wilkie Collins Are they still at the Lodge?” “Certainly. I couldn’t live in a house without pictures. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Meredith Mr. Tinnnan’s house was inquired for. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Edith Wharton The Beaufort house was one that New Yorkers were proud to show to foreigners, especially on the night of the annual ball. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

George Gissing For the furnishing of the new house Richard had not trusted to his own instincts, but had taken counsel with a firm that he knew from advertisements. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

E. Nesbi They only shivered and sneezed and hoped the walk to the new house would not be long. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Henry Handel Richardson I wish to goodness I could see you comfortably settled in your own house once more, with them all about you. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Willa Cather Maybe she thought my house was a boat, she was such a wild thing. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Willa Cather The light at the ranch house burned a steady spark through the rain. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

G. K. Chesterton What kind of house would you desire me to get for you, sir?” He opened his blank blue eyes on Rupert, who seemed for the second staggered. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

A few minutes later, I left the house with Miss Leavenworth, she having expressed a wish to have me accompany her to the home of her friend, Mrs. Gilbert, with whom she had decided to take refuge. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Morrison The front door being shut, and Sinclair probably not yet returned, he entered the house by a way familiar to the inmates — a latched door giving on to the wharf. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

All the inmates of Mr. Evans’ house assembled at the dinner-table on the eventful day, smiling and ready for the evening’s amusement. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Anthony Trollope Ralph assented cheerily; and yet he thought that his father was spending more money than Darvell’s house need to have cost him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

E. F. Benson It’s that white house on the road that skirts the marsh, half a mile away. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Sir Richard Burton As he passed through one of the main streets, he saw a company of the great going along, so he followed them till they reached a house like to a royal palace. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Maria Edgeworth He begged pardon for stopping me, but he had been to my house — he had been all over the town searching for me, to consult me about a sad affair, in which he was unfortunately concerned. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

But perhaps you will have found another mistress for the old house before that time. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

You and Alice, with the house and garden, can get along on a trifle. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence Yet when once they set about to get the house in order, the thing went with felicity and quickness. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Jane Austen An opportunity was soon to be given to the Dashwoods of debating on the rest of the children, as Sir John would not leave the house without securing their promise of dining at the park the next day. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Sarah Orne Jewett The old Bowden house stood, low-storied and broad-roofed, in its green fields as if it were a motherly brown hen waiting for the flock that came straying toward it from every direction. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

O Maecenas, thou progeny of Tuscan kings, there has been a long while for you in my house some mellow wine in an unbroached hogshead, with rose-flowers and expressed essence for your hair. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

H. G. Wells He remembered there was this confounded business of the proposed house in Mayfair to consider. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Arthur Morrison Pigeony Poll was erratic in residence, but just now she had a room by the roof of a house in Jago Row, and up the stairs of this house Kiddo ran, calling her by name. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

By the way, it may surprise you to learn that every one who enters or leaves this house is watched and followed. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

She knelt down by the bed and prayed for courage to go through the task she had undertaken; prayed for self-control — even she, the sinful, who had quitted that house under circumstances notorious. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Virginia Woolf You laughindeed the shadow of the private house still makes those dresses look a little queer. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Frederick Marryat Who would ever have thought that James Southwold would have turned a traitor! More than traitor, for he is now ready to bite the hand that has fed him, to burn the house that has ever welcomed him. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

James Anthony Froude I was as a man who was pulling down his house upon the head of his wife and children. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

He left the house and walked the neighbouring streets for an hour, waiting for the inquest. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope They had never met so as to speak to each other since that memorable day, when they had their famous passage of arms in the hall of that very house before which they both now stood. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Were I to die this minute you would find that everything inside the house is your own,—and everything outside except the bare acres. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith Not one of them ever approached the house of her parents. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Robert Louis Stevenson At the first cry, which was indeed enough to call the house about us, he had said to me over his shoulder, “Close the door. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle It was impossible for me to settle down to work, so I wandered restlessly about the corridors of the old-fashioned house and over the garden. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope Lady Desmond had not left the house with any apprehension that there was aught amiss. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The valet was out for the evening, visiting a friend at Hammersmith. From ten o’clock onward Mr. Lucas had the house to himself. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

I had not half seen this old house of Bartram–Haugh yet. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The good Christians she left behind her looked on and feared to weep, lest they should offend Him, who had taken her to Himself, and set a visible seal upon the house of clay that had held her. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

The price was pretty stiff to start with; you might have a house in most squares and quite a good place in the country for what you’ve got to pay for a cross between the two. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

John Galsworthy But the old house shrouded in its creepers lived for her eyes, a dim presence with four still-lighted windows. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Arnold Bennett It was George Cannon. As soon as Sarah had disappeared within the house he crossed over. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Wilkie Collins If he was right, here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond — bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Virginia Woolf Never had the house looked more noble and humane. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Charles Dickens I must leave my house to-morrow, for while I stay there, it is haunted. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Virginia Woolf So thinking, so speculating I found my way back to my house by the river. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Andrew Lang He walked on through the streets, and presently he reached the house of a weaver who was standing at his door, resting from his work. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Susanna Rowson Crayton accompanied them; and they were shewn to a house of public entertainment. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

George MacDonald You see they’ve been used to such grand things, and for them to come down to a little poky house like that — it breaks my heart to think of it. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

In all his young days at Seddon, Francis had heard of Herries, the strange house in the strange country, shut in under the mountains behind rocky barriers, cut off from all the world. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Sinclair Lewis Cass’s house was sometimes known as “Bergheim” and sometimes as “the old Eisenherz place. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins I left the old gentleman and Miss Halcombe to enter the house together, and to talk of family matters undisturbed by the restraint of a stranger’s presence. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Meredith They drove up to their country house in time to dress leisurely for dinner. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Wilkie Collins Laura and Marian and the child had left the house on the day before my return. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope The house at Mount Pleasant had been an irregular, low-roofed, picturesque residence, built with only one floor, and surrounded on all sides by large verandahs. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray A plain ordinary face of a house enough — and in a chamber in it one man suddenly rose up, pistol in hand, to slaughter another. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

I thought that if no connection was found between myself and this dead woman, I would stand in no danger of the suspicion which must cling to the man who came into the house with her. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith Will you enter the house?’ ‘Do you invite me?’ ‘The house is your own. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Robert Green Ingersoll Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anna Katherine Green Getting down at the corner of Colburn Avenue and Perry Street, she walked a short distance on Perry, then rang the bell of an attractive-looking house of moderate dimensions. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells Were they less happy now than they had been in the little house in Chelsea? It had really been a horrible little house. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman This big spreading thing is the guest house and general playhouse for the folks—ballroom, billiards, bowling, and so on. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Blaise Pascal But again, although a house is not a town, it is not however a negation of a town; there is a great difference between not being a thing, and being a negation of it. Of the Geometrical Spirit by Blaise Pascal

Arthur Conan Doyle With this object I engaged an agent from a private detective firm, who entered my husband’s house as a secretary — it was your second secretary Sergius, the one who left you so hurriedly. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

William Dampier This was he that was persuaded to stay at the last house we came from, to marry the young man’s sister; and we dismissed him according to our promise. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Andrew Lang But in his essay he hardly touches on any Homeric house except that of Odysseus, in which the circumstances were unusual. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather A house like this throws its warmth out. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

I was at my father’s house at that hour, but not in it. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

But I’ve looked the house over from top to cellar, and it’s gone he is. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

John Galsworthy The house in South Square, Westminster, to which the young Monts had come after their Spanish honeymoon two years before, might have been called ‘emancipated. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Nathaniel Hawthorne The house was nothing but a shell, the apparition of a house, as unreal as the painted edifices of a theatre. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Willa Cather The Monday-night house was sold out. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

H. G. Wells One of these days, George I’ll show him what a Mod’un house is like!” And he did. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Wilkie Collins I walked at once to the door of Number Thirteen — the number of Mrs. Catherick’s house — and knocked, without waiting to consider beforehand how I might best present myself when I got in. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

James Payn This house is my house for the present; this wounded man is my guest. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

George Gissing I am capable of turning my poor sisters out of house and home — flat and home, I mean — in anger at their delay. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope Of course I was thinking of the property that she shouldn’t be turned out of her father’s house like a beggar. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Be this as it may, eleven other winters came and went, and Laura Northbrook remained the lonely mistress of house and lands without once hearing of her husband. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

George Meredith Swing me hence to do thee service, Be thy succour, prove thy shield; Heaven will hear!—in house thy handmaid, Squire upon the battlefield. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson His first visit was for Houston, who had a house on Regent Terrace, kept for him in old days by an aunt. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Victor Hugo It was like a house of fire and noise. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edith Wharton It was uncanny, hearing that invisible motor come so near the house and stop . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

George Gissing He passed along the shady avenue, and the house door was opened to him by a Basque maid-servant, who led him to the drawing-room. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Wilkie Collins There is not another house in England which has such curiosities as these. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

He watched her enter the garden by the little gate lower down, and saunter toward the house with lagging steps. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Anthony Trollope My address will be at the old house in Arundel Street. Shall I see you again before I go?” she asked him, when she stood on the doorstep. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Anthony Trollope Balatka’s house stood in a small courtyard near to the river, but altogether hidden from it, somewhat to the right of the main street of the Kleinseite as you pass over the bridge. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He gave a few dinners at his big house three miles away, and he addressed (laconically) one or two select meetings; for the rest, his name and fame had to suffice. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

His first step was to clear off all old engagements with Jews and Gentiles, and to turn his back on the respectable house in Fitzgeorge-street. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Meredith You have my warrant for saying that money is no consideration; house and income are assured. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Ivan Turgenev Meanwhile there began to be rumours that Latkin had suddenly become much worse, and that his family were likely to die of hunger or else the house would fall in and crush them all under the roof. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Marjorie Bowen She left the house with a great feeling of relief. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

The house did not seem to be her friend any longer, only the quiet fells that stretched beyond it, with the boggy peat, the sheep cropping, the eternal sound of running water. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Jonathan Swif I have been all this time at Wycombe, between Oxford and London, with Lord Shelburne, who has the squire’s house at the town’s end, and an estate there in a delicious country. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

At first they wanted above everything to hire these in the big house of the Rue de la Goutte-d’Or. But there was not a single room to let there; so that they had to relinquish their old dream. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Willa Cather You feel that, properly, Alexandra’s house is the big out-of-doors, and that it is in the soil that she expresses herself best. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He has barricaded himself up in that little house in John Street as though it were a fortress. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

The house had become one huge bazaar, which a stranger might enter without much ceremony; albeit there is a strict etiquette in such establishments, and no retail purchases were permissible. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Algernon Blackwood The words Julius next actually uttered, accordingly, reached me with a sense of disappointment that was sharp, and the entire picture collapsed like a house of cards. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry Handel Richardson TRY, love, not to let yourself be influenced by the size of a house and the width of a street. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Emily Dickinson The bustle in a house The morning after death Is solemnest of industries Enacted upon earth, — The sweeping up the heart, And putting love away We shall not want to use again Until eternity. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Willa Cather The climb back was long and steep, and when she reached her little house in the cliff she always felt fresh delight in its comfort and inaccessibility. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Soon, at the turn, the first houses of the village would appear, the blacksmith’s, the little house with the round bottle-green windows, and beyond them the first comfortable shoulder of the moor. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

James Joyce He lived in an old sombre house and from his windows he could look into the disused distillery or upwards along the shallow river on which Dublin is built. Dubliners by James Joyce

Theodore Dreiser When he went home evenings the house looked nice. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser