Phrases with "howl"

James Joyce Hillcloud encompass us! You mean you lived as milky at their lyceum, couard, while you learned, volp volp, to howl yourself wolfwise. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Arthur Conan Doyle He also was on the Iroquois Mission, and was so tortured and mutilated by his sweet parishioners that the very dogs used to howl at his distorted figure. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle A howl that drowned the shouts of the officers, a long quavering yell, burst from the ambuscade. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

D. H. Lawrence And to make me howl because I’ve got a child inside me. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Who’s that grunting? You wonder I didn’t go ashore for a howl and a dance? Well, no — I didn’t. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Andrew Lang The Welwa gave a neigh like a horse and a howl like a wolf, and threw herself afresh on Petru. For another day and night the battle raged more furiously than before. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George MacDonald But that instant a rough purring rose to a howl under my window, and I sprang from my bed to see what sort of beast uttered it. Lilith by George MacDonald

Upon this they forgot Kurtz, and began to howl at me with indignant protests. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Deevil a howl in um before I gave um puff chlorofm. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

She had some cause for fear, for in the next moment the Frenchman descried his visitors, and with a howl of rage, rushed at the major’s throat. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Meredith Oh, Sandra! it would be pleasant to me if we might both be buried for seven days, and have one long howl of weakness together. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Bram Stoker The dogs dashed on, but at the threshold suddenly stopped and snarled, and then, simultaneously lifting their noses, began to howl in most lugubrious fashion. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Virginia Woolf He blazed into such a howl of anguish that the whole ship echoed. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

To hear a voice falter that had been used to command, to see tears in the steadfastest eyes that ever looked on the world, made me want to howl like a dog. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Rudyard Kipling Then there lifted up a huge gray head that Mowgli knew well, and the hot air was filled with the most desolate cry of all the jungle — the hunting howl of a wolf at midday. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

The imperfect thing that lived within them moved those beings to howl at us from the top of the bank, where they sprawled amongst the tough stalks of furze. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

In support of this opinion they pointed out the fact that the east wind died away, while the rushing of the coming west mingled its wild howl with the roar of the advancing waters. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Rudyard Kipling A dozen stripes are nothing to Apella, though he’ll howl the yard down while he’s getting ’em. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle You never heard such a howl as when they saw the ship steam out of the bay, and knew that I was gone. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

Oh, papa, oh!’ They really did howl out something in that way. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Mark Twain And if she turned over and found one in bed she would scramble out and lift a howl that you would think the house was afire. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells Once far away across the river she heard the howl of a wolf. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

There must be something special, which causes dogs to howl in the night, and especially during moonlight, in that remarkable and melancholy manner called baying. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

George Gissing With a howl of rage and a curse which it would defile the very ink to trace, she caught up the nearest object, which happened to be an empty bottle, and hurled it at the child. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Victor Hugo So the theatrical caravans on the bowling-green continued to howl and to cabal against the Laughing Man. Nothing could be better calculated to enhance his success. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

With a howl of rage he leaped suddenly upon the table. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

When the marquis began to rave and howl this evening, I felt as if I should go mad myself. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Some of the Red Indians on the plains have discarded the songs of their fathers, and adopted certain of Dr. Watts’s hymns, which they howl at their scalp-dances with much satisfaction. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Henry Handel Richardson But even as, pale with fury, he joined in the hyaena-like howl against clemency that was raised, a small voice whispered in his ear that his time was running short. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

William Harrison Ainsworth All was now deep midnight; every domestic had long since retired to rest, and the only sound that could be distinguished was the sullen howl of the ban-dog as he bayed the waning moon. The Spectre Bride by William Harrison Ainsworth [1822]

H.P. Lovecraft All animals markedly disliked her, and she could make any dog howl by certain motions of her right hand. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

George Meredith Just then a toddling small rustic stopped in front of Evan, and set up a howl for his ‘fayther. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Then could Maltete howl and cry, Little will he had to die. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

The latter, with a howl of rage, grappled with him; both rolled on the floor growling, gasping for breath and abusing each other. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle He gave a howl like a wolf as we broke in, and was upon us in an instant, hacking and driving, with a curse at every blow. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Sinclair Lewis He stepped down from the running board, wincing as, to his sick fancy, his shoulder seemed to howl with pain. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith You would not deceive me? A very little, and I run about crazed and howl at your doors. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Olaf Stapledon The wind’s howl is frightening. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Richard Hakluy The 15th we heard dogs howl on the shore, which we thought had been wolves, and therefore we went on shore to kill them. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

William Hope Hodgson Almost immediately, Pepper gave a long-drawn howl of pain, and then the shrubs were violently agitated, and he came running out, with his tail down, and glancing, as he ran, over his shoulder. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Abraham Merri Then as other dragon sped by, out we would spring upon it; like the dog, loud would it howl while we clung and tore! Ho — let us find such a corner where we may lurk till this hell dog leaps past. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Steele Rudd Then with a howl and a bound he entered the room and shattered the looking-glass into fragments. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Rudyard Kipling Presently from the room came the long-drawn howl of a wolf. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry David Thoreau At length the winter set in good earnest, just as I had finished plastering, and the wind began to howl around the house as if it had not had permission to do so till then. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Abraham Merri He heard a howl of agony; tears of blood spurted over his hands; the choking fingers dropped from his throat. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling Then there came from the compound the soft “pad-pad” of camels —“thieves’ camels,” the bikaneer breed that don’t bubble and howl when they sit down and get up. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

The great fun for the people was to see him well belaboured by the saints with clubs or cudgels, and to hear him howl with pain as he limped off, maimed by the blow of some vigorous anchorite. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Jules Verne As for Captain Speedy, he continued to howl and growl in his cabin; and Passepartout, whose duty it was to carry him his meals, courageous as he was, took the greatest precautions. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

William Cowper There they are free, And howl and roar as likes them, uncontrolled, Nor ask his leave to slumber or to play. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Day after day and night after night there was nothing round the ship but the howl of the wind, the tumult of the sea, the noise of water pouring over her deck. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Rudyard Kipling But der trees dey had der cult of der old gods —“und der Christian Gods howl loudly. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Washington Irving Here I began to howl and scream most abominably. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

He never opened his mouth but to howl for her, at her, sometimes about her; and then he did not moderate the terms of his abuse. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

M. P. Shiel Even thirty, twenty years ago what a howl of ‘popery!’ Now—nothing. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

His companion was a rough spare dog, that followed at his heels, but stopped short, suspiciously at the drawbridge, and in a little while began to howl dismally. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A great wind began to blow from the east and it bore to our ears a long mournful howl — a cry so unearthly that for a moment our hearts stopped. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Oscar Wilde Murder! The very night seemed to know it, and the desolate wind to howl it in his ear. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Charles Dickens At last they came up close to the great chair on which I sat, and raising their frightful howl once more, tried to tear away the wooden rails that kept them from the ground beneath. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Rudyard Kipling You ought to have seen the nigger! He fetched a howl and bolted like — like the dog in ‘Tom Sawyer,’ when he sat on the what’s-its-name beetle. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

A howl of disappointment went up, and the snow drove over the first few stairs, as if the pursuit was determined never to stop until its prey had been discovered. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

M. P. Shiel The moment the words “nine months” passed his lips a howl of lamentation broke out a little behind me — a tall man with his head buried in his arms, howling for all he was worth. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle He gave an interview to Reuter’s, and there was such a howl that he saw it wouldn’t do. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Guy de Maupassant Then Semillante began to howl again with a long, monotonous, penetrating, horrible howl. A Vendetta (Une Vendetta) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George MacDonald From the spotted throat at length issued a howl of agony, changing, by swift-crowded gradations, into the long-drawn CRESCENDO of a woman’s uttermost wail. Lilith by George MacDonald

Andrew Lang And the mother of the genius gave a howl of rage, knowing that she could neither climb it nor get through it. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton He is ten times stronger than I, but you remember how I made him howl for mercy in the old days when he used to bully you. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Guy de Maupassan And as I suddenly raised my astonished eyes to the doctor a terrific cry, a howl of impotent rage and of exasperated longing resounded through the asylum. A Tress of Hair (One Phase of Love) (Le Chevelure) by Guy de Maupassan

It was received with a howl of applause and of ratification. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Andrew Lang The witch gave a howl of disgust, and hid her face in her hands; thus giving the younger sister time to fasten the cord to her waist before the ogress looked up. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James Your perversity’s a thing to howl over. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Abraham Merri The howl of the wolf sounded again, answered by the others, and closer. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Bram Stoker After a while there was the howl again out in the shrubbery, and shortly after there was a crash at the window, and a lot of broken glass was hurled on the floor. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Andrew Lang Presently they became more broad awake than ever at the sound of a howl outside the palace. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gustave Flauber They had always supplies of javelins and dromedaries some distance off, and they would return more terrible than before, howl like wolves, and take to flight like vultures. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

H.P. Lovecraft At two in the morning a lone coyote on the mountain began to howl dismally. The Transition of Juan Romero by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle His dog trotted into the messroom, however, and began to howl for all the world like a human being. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

The melody recalled the wintry howl of wolves. Mother by Maksim Gorky

George MacDonald He answered with a howl of rage that seemed to say, “Do you dare tell me my apple was not fit to eat?” “One bad apple may grow on the best tree,” I said. Lilith by George MacDonald

Arthur Conan Doyle Once I heard a howl of execration, and I saw Beaumont, his head all covered with bandages, being led across the yard by two of the warders. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

It fell with a crash in the box it was aimed at, and a howl of applause went up from the floor. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

As he did so, his foot crushed some brittle substance that lay just outside the door; at the same moment a howl of agony was heard to issue from the room within. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Guy de Maupassant Towards midnight his watch dog, a kind of cross wolf called “Devorant,” began to howl frantically. Saint Anthony (Saint-Antoine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

The English have put me in all the guide-books, and sometimes I have to howl twenty times a day. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

H. G. Wells All my people gave a howl of triumph, and there wasn’t any more business to be done in my village after that journey, not by the likes of him. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

It poured away in a flood over the stones, over the prostrate figures that sprawled on them, and a howl of reproach followed. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

H. Rider Haggard Two other chiefs there were with whom I had it in my mind to speak, and where are they now? The hyænas howl over their corpses. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Olaf Stapledon The wind may howl around it, but always vainly. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Rafael Sabatini The fellow uttered a howl of pain and rage, and the sword dropped from his nerveless hand. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Mark Twain Then in about two seconds we heard a whack, and the dog he finished up with a most amazing howl or two, and then everything was dead still, and the parson begun his solemn talk where he left off. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The male and female women who nightly howl their social and political grievances into the wide ear of the universe are as insensible to the prickings of ridicule as they are unconscious of logic. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Andrew Lang He had not gone far before he met a wolf, who was limping disconsolately along on three legs, and who on perceiving Ferko began to howl dismally. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle Quick as a flash old Wat’s arrow had sped, and the Butcher sprang back with a howl of pain, his hand skewered by a cloth-yard shaft. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Bram Stoker Then a dog began to howl somewhere in a farmhouse far down the road, a long, agonized wailing, as if from fear. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

With a howl of joy they rushed for him. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Leon Trotsky The moment the Frenchman put the school “journal” under his arm, there came, from the extreme flank, a howl which spread in a rolling wave to the desks in front. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Jack London It was the long wolf-howl, full-throated and mournful, the first howl he had ever uttered. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

William Makepeace Thackeray He was ableejd, then, as the French say, to lie perdew — going out at night, like a howl out of a hivy-bush, and returning in the daytime to his roast. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Charles Dickens He did not stop once until he reached home, where his bleeding face occasioned great consternation, and caused the elder child to howl dreadfully. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Rudyard Kipling The curtains part, the trumpet blares,  And the eunuchs howl aloud; And the gilt, swag-bellied idol glares  Insolent over the crowd. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Guy de Maupassant An enormous dog, a cross between a Saint Bernard and a Newfoundland, began to howl so terribly that Patissot felt a vague desire to retrace his steps. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Victor Hugo For a long time his ears were haunted by the grinding of the bolts and bars, which was like a howl of joy that one wretch more should be enclosed within them. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Andrew Lang With a howl that echoed through the forest he bounded away, followed by his companions. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Leon Trotsky But the shock company of the Black Hundred blocked his path, and the cabmen began to howl taunts at him. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Robert Louis Stevenson We were nearly done, when old Popo inflicted the Atua howl (of which you have heard already) right at Lady Jersey’s shoulder. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

When he had been drinking he nearly always sang through his teeth in an unpleasantly shrill voice, an endless song: “If Jaakove were a dog He ‘d howl from morn to night. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle A yell of exultation and of furious hatred broke from the Prussians. It was the howl of starving wolves who scent their prey. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Rudyard Kipling But what do they care in the Jungle? They sing and howl and fight, and run in companies under the moon, and I— Hai-mai! — I am dying in the marshes, of that poison which I have eaten. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

George Gissing St. Paul’s struck the first note of twelve, and from all the bestial mob arose a howl and roar. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

I saw that there was something on his mind; at last he said, looking down — “Did you hear the dogs howl last night?” “Yes! the full moon!” “You were awake, then, at the time. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

A snow-storm would rattle the windows and beat against the walls, howl down the chimney, and shake the flue-plate. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle With a howl of rage the master of the house rushed after him to the open window. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell I don’t think he will get better myself, though — Gelert does not howl for nothing. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Charles Dickens Where dogs would howl to lie, women, and men, and boys slink off to sleep, forcing the dislodged rats to move away in quest of better lodgings. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Example; Paris city stands in a wood like, and the wolves do howl around it all night: yet of late years wolves come but little in the streets. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Conan Doyle Suddenly, however, his eyes dropped upon his food, and he gave a howl of dismay. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

E. F. Benson As she did this, she opened her mouth, and gave forth a howl such as I had heard a moment before. The Horror-Horn by E. F. Benson

Arthur Conan Doyle A howl of triumph rose from amidst the bushes, and a dozen wild figures armed with club and with spear, rushed upon the prostrate man. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

A drunkard will howl you an obscene chorus the moment after he has wept about his dead child. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Jack London Once again he took to wandering in the woods, but the wild brother came no more; and though he listened through long vigils, the mournful howl was never raised. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

H. G. Wells They gave the howl of following, and the horse answered to it as a horse answers nowadays to the spur. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle A howl of exultation burst from the English at the sight, answered by a wild roar of anger from the Spaniards. A seaman had run from the Lion’s hold and whispered in the ear of the shipman. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight. From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

George Meredith Grub in other ground, my dear!’ The woman stretched her throat awry, and set up a howl like a dog; but her claws came out when he seized her. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Guy de Maupassant But the person outside now uttered long, plaintive, mournful groans, to which the young man replied by similar groans, and thus days and nights passed, without their ceasing to howl at each other. The Inn (L'Auberge) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Charles Kingsley The crack was neither the snapping of a branch, nor the tapping of a woodpecker; the cry was neither the scream of the parrot, nor the howl of the monkey. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle A howl of delight burst from the spectators as he dropped first upon his knees and then upon his face. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Aurora was on the threshold of the gates opening from the stables into the gardens, when she was arrested by a howl of pain from the mastiff Bow-wow. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Andrew Lang I have a little dog who will begin to howl when Eisenkopf is still seven miles off; so lie on this bed and rest yourself in peace. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne A howl of despair burst from all our lips. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Henry Handel Richardson His ears rang with that most terrifying of mortal sounds: the wolf-like howl of a mob that chases human game and sees its prey escaping it. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

H. Rider Haggard Bellamy gave a sort of howl of terror, and shrank up to his wife, almost falling into the fire in his efforts to get behind her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

George Meredith The howl is up at the howl’s accost; The shivers greet and the shivers nod. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

Gothic dogs have very keen noses for ghosts and howl lugubriously when an apparition approaches. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

As if to add to his sensation of melancholy, while he was pursuing this miserable train of thought, a wolf commenced to howl dismally in the forest behind him. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a prolonged wolfish howl which Dimples had been known to offer to teach elderly ladies in hotel corridors. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Henry Fielding I will not endeavor to describe his lamentations with more prolixity than barely by saying they were grievous, and seemed to have some mixture of the Irish howl in them. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

A. E. W. Mason Then a loud sudden howl moaned through the house. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle And you would howl for help as you did last Martinmas, when you did mistake Cooper Dick’s wife for a gauger. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Span had been very, very badly behaved—setting up that unearthly howl whenever his master brought him in contact with the rest of the party. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Bram Stoker All at once the wolves began to howl as though the moonlight had had some peculiar effect on them. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

A howl of triumph arose among the monatti, a stormy burst of laughter, a prolonged ‘Eh!’ as an accompaniment, so to say, to this fugue. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

The first low howl had come from the Clarion that morning, and by tomorrow the whole wolf pack would be on him. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Thomas Hardy The watch-dog in the yard, hearing the moan of his associate, began to howl loudly and distinctly. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Evidently, pieces of resounding nonsense (“Let floods o’erswell, and fiends for food howl on”, etc. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Suddenly the builders arrived and houses began to go up on Platt’s Meadows. There was a howl of agony from the Hesperides, and a tenants’ defence association was set up. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling The howl was repeated, and was answered by another howl far across the fields. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The fire crackled cheerfully, but there was a howl of wind outside. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Willa Cather A howl like that ought to show the management which way the wind is blowing. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

D. H. Lawrence They drifted drunkenly back to the ineffable howl of There’s a long, long trail —. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Wallace This time his shot struck home, for he heard a howl of fury and pain. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

G. K. Chesterton Liberal Unionists howl in its high places, and in its ruins Mr. Lecky builds his nest. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

First came the howl of a wolf, to be answered by others from every quarter of the compass. Prester John by John Buchan

George Meredith The vetturino requested him to jump up quickly, and a howl of “No smoking in Milan—fuori!—down with tobacco-smokers!” beset the carriage. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Bram Stoker At the first howl the horses began to strain and rear, but the driver spoke to them soothingly, and they quieted down, but shivered and sweated as though after a runaway from sudden fright. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. Rider Haggard Off went Alphonse with a howl of terror, and after him flew the Masai, bent upon doing some execution before he died. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

M. R. James The only drawback was the Toby dog’s developing a tendency to howl in the wrong place. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Rudyard Kipling Hence our tattics!” We wailed through our siren — a long, malignant, hyena-like howl — and a voice hailed us as we went astern tumultuously. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

At the double camp, as soon as I arrived with the food, every child began to howl for its share, and while I was feeding one the other six were bawling at the top of their voices. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

George Meredith Her eyes whitened from their red at his first word of laying hot iron on the child: she ran out with the wild woman’s howl to her neighbours. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

A shrill lamentable howl of: “Misericordia!” came in two voices from the further end of the long room, where the fire-light of an open hearth played between heavy shadows. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

The locusts no longer were heard in the grass, nor the howl of the dogs in the forest. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

His appearance was announced by the Mpungi, the Egyptian Zagharit, the Persian Kil; this “lullilooing” in the bush country becomes an odd moaning howl like the hyaena’s laugh. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H. G. Wells I heard a howl behind me, and cries of “Catch him!” “Hold him!” and the grey-faced creature appeared behind me and jammed his huge bulk into the cleft. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

It is also well known that some dogs howl when hearing particular tones. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Nathaniel Hawthorne One reverend father has his mouth wide open, as if he had died in the midst of a howl of terror and remorse, which perhaps is even now screeching through eternity. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Henry James They’ll howl and thump, according to their nature. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Charles Dickens Public opinion hailed this doctrine with a howl of wild applause, and set the prisoners free, to walk the city, men of mark, and influence, and station, as they had been before. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

H. G. Wells After such a sample the world would howl for peace at any price whatever. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Bram Stoker Then outside in the shrubbery I heard a sort of howl like a dog’s, but more fierce and deeper. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

But now another name was uttered; and a man, who had pushed rudely past her to gaze or to listen, shrieked out a howl of despair and rage. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

A long-drawn howl of disappointment followed in our wake. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Bram Stoker Alone with the dead! I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

William Makepeace Thackeray People, when their mothers reckonize them, don’t howl about the suckumambient air, and paws to think of the happy leaves a-rustling — at least, one mistrusts them if they do. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

M. P. Shiel That day Man, as it were, rent his garments, sitting in ashes, and to Heaven sent up a howl of fear, of anguish, and of hissing hate. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Henry Handel Richardson A howl of contempt went up from the crowd. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Coupeau had the howl of a beast with a crushed paw. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

As they came to a close, I heard a howl from the watch-dog in the yard — a dismal, lugubrious howl. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Henry James I mean make me howl like a wolf. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Mark Twain Once a Sultan proposed to kill off all the dogs here, and did begin the work — but the populace raised such a howl of horror about it that the massacre was stayed. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Victor Hugo To those to whom silence has become dreadful a howl is comforting. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then a clear voice rose from the middle of it: “All very fine, but what did Gladstone—” There was a howl of execration and yells of “Turn him out!” But the voice was still audible. Crabbe’s Practice by Arthur Conan Doyle

Victor Hugo His heirs, if he have any, will no doubt gracefully combine the yap of their mother with the howl of their father. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Dickens All the rabid Hotel population of Boulogne howl and shriek outside a distant barrier, frantic to get at us. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

The howl pursued me like a vengeance. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Leo Tolstoy After lifting a couple of sheaves from the first heap his pitchfork came into contact with the little devil’s back, which caused the latter to howl with pain and to jump around in every direction. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

George Meredith And a howl and growl coming off the wilds of Old Ireland! We’re smitten today in our hearts and our pockets, and it ‘s a question where we ought to feel it most, for the sake of our families. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Henry Handel Richardson He was not allowed to finish the first verse; a howl of disapproval went up; his hearers hooted, jeered and stamped. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

He uttered a howl of rage, clenching his fists, but started off at once on foot. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

John Galsworthy Shareholders, directors — they might howl and shake their fists; he was not going to be dictated to. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Henry Lawson He paused to slip the boot on — but he only made one step, and then gave a howl and slung the boot off and rushed back. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Observe! I didn’t howl at her, or start up setting furniture, or throw myself on the floor and kick, or allow myself to hint in any other way at the appalling magnitude of the disaster. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

William Godwin It resembles at once the barking of a dog, and the howl of a wolf; it consists of the hooting of the screech-owl, the yelling of a ravenous wild beast, and the fearful hiss of a serpent. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Edgar Allan Poe The lunatics, every now and then, get up a howl in concert; one starting another, as is sometimes the case with a bevy of dogs at night. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Bram Stoker Either there was a roaring in my ears or I heard afar off the howl of wolves. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle You understand that a soldier cannot always choose his own methods, and that it is time to howl when you are living among wolves. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

A considerable time had gone by thus—maybe an hour—when I was roused by a low whimpering howl from Captain, who was lying at my feet. How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

Arthur Conan Doyle The King, with a howl of despair, flung his arms round him, and they rolled together under the table. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Henry Kingsley Now they went through the tangled jungle, and seemed to hear the last mad howl of the dying tiger, as the elephant knelt and pinned him to the ground with his tusks. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Gissing You have made me very uncertain of howl ought to behave. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]