Phrases with "hundred"

Algernon Blackwood It broke out into three arms, for one thing, that only met again a hundred kilometers farther down, and for a canoe there were no indications which one was intended to be followed. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Quite half the pickers in the set were gypsies — there were not less than two hundred of them in the camp. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Jules Verne But you must know that the distance from Zanzibar to the coast of Senegal is only thirty-five hundred — say four thousand miles. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

They asked me a hundred questions about the fowl, which I answered, and told them these were some such as they had eaten, and called crullmotts, the day before. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Virginia Woolf He manages to exist at Cambridge on a hundred pounds a year. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

John Lewis Burckhard Besides the one hundred and ninety columns, or thereabouts, which I have enumerated in the above description, there are upwards of one hundred half columns also standing. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Who could it be? The nearest civilization was the township of Dui, which was upwards of a hundred versts away. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Three hundred yards from the beach the dorsal fin of a huge hammer-head shark obtruded about two feet as it leisurely quartered a favourite hunting-ground. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They hired a hundred cooks, of course; paid them something like six dollars a week—call it five on an average. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I will give you two hundred pounds for that little figure. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

William Makepeace Thackeray If first of a hundred yokels, why not first of two? And my friend the old-clothes’-man wishes to win his game, as well as to turn his little sixpence. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Robert Green Ingersoll Two hundred birds apiece per day! I look upon them as the champion bird-eaters of the world. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Theodore Dreiser All he had was a small real-estate and insurance business which brought him in, say, twenty-five hundred dollars a year. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope His ward had now one hundred thousand pounds clear, which was, certainly, a great deal of ready money. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

It was the nine-o’clock bell; and it had been appointed to ring thus every night, a hundred years ago or more. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle A hundred and fifty guineas apiece. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Henry James It was present to her, it had been present a hundred times, that if there had only been some one to (as it were) “deny everything” the situation might yet be saved. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

Anthony Trollope In the good days of peace a hundred vessels were to be seen here, each with its double funnels. North America by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton Here’s a small property which is worth a thousand to us and is not worth a hundred to any one else. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Edmund Burke The middle term for the rest of France is about nine hundred inhabitants to the same admeasurement. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Samuel Johnson He was then importuned to sell as much as would purchase a hundred a year for life, “which,” says Penton, “will make you sure of a clean shirt and a shoulder of mutton every day. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Jules Verne I am convinced that, under your direction, it will be a great source of amusement, and go a long way to lighten our hundred days of darkness. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Upon the bark of a hundred trees did that beast of the infernal bump, and cause outrage to the legs of mine. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Anthony Trollope A gentleman whose half-yearly rent-charge amounted to perhaps two hundred pounds might have nine tenths of that sum deducted from him for poor rates. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling The dhole, for instance, do not begin to call themselves a pack till they are a hundred strong; whereas forty wolves make a very fair pack indeed. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Henry James In other words, I suppose, she speaks three or four languages, and has read several hundred French novels. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The shape is a long oval of about three hundred and twenty by one hundred and fifty-two metres; a saddleback with two stony heads, the higher to the north, rising a hundred feet or so above sea-level. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

R. D. Blackmore Still, his peril was hot, for a volley of musketry whistled and rang around him; and at least a hundred and fifty men were watching their time to leap down on him. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Henry Kingsley One of the skaters came sweeping down to within a hundred yards of where he was — a reckless, headlong skater, one who would chance drowning to have his will. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Jules Verne Three miles from the ship they succeeded, not without trouble, in climbing the iceberg, which was perhaps three hundred feet high. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

H. G. Wells He turned again to the nearest land ironclad, advancing now obliquely to him and not three hundred yards away, and then scanned the ground over which he must retreat if he was not to be captured. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope The Dillsborough people are therefore divided, some two thousand five hundred of them belonging to Rufford, and the remaining five hundred to the neighbouring county. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Crouched in the bushes of that sandy cleft I felt reasonably safe, even though I knew the searchers would have to cross the track in front of me not much more than a hundred yards away. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

We fixed on a cache, a hundred yards from the highway in a place where two ridges of hill enclosed the view so that only a short bit of road was visible. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

My friend Piper and the nosey-minded Scut were, however, only about a couple of hundred yards away beneath me. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Henry Adams Perhaps a hundred years of acute hostility to England had something to do with this family trait; but in his case it went further and became indifference to social distinction. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have paid all my debts, and there remains to me about two hundred pounds. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Theodore Dreiser The stock in each case was selling from one hundred and seventy to two hundred and ten, and intrinsically was worth more every year, as the city was growing larger and its need of gas greater. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

They were only a few yards in diameter, but reached to a height of over one hundred feet, and were often, in their higher part, bent out of their perpendicular by upper aerial currents. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Charles Kingsley Two long lines glided out from behind the isolated rocks of the Morro Grande, which bounded the bay some five hundred yards astern of the galleon. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle I happen to know that he paid seven hundred pounds to a footman for a note two lines in length, and that the ruin of a noble family was the result. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

William Hope Hodgson For a brief instant, I watched its fall, and saw the light shine on a tumult of white foam, some eighty or a hundred feet below me. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Washington Irving This, to be sure, was but a scanty allowance for man and horse toward a journey of above a hundred miles; but I did not despair, for I knew I must find friends on the road. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

The barman at Maxim’s, for instance, makes five hundred francs a day. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

A Jewess must pay a hundred dollars. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

When Larose was only about two hundred yards away he suddenly heard firing, four shots ringing out in quick succession. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Anthony Trollope The agent who receives the rents will remit to you one hundred pounds half yearly for the next two years. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was an open secret, too, that she had under her father’s will five hundred a year in her own right. The Voice of Science by Arthur Conan Doyle

In that country some men hath an hundred wives, some sixty, some more, some less. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

It is necessary to procure one hundred feet of strong rope. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Lucy Maud Montgomery But there’s nothing funny except what is connected with Avonlea, and that only makes things worse — four — five — I’m going home next Friday, but that seems a hundred years away. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Anthony Trollope Three hundred and twenty-four would take Griffenbottom’s beer and half-crowns. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Most of the whimsical gigantic images of this poet, have, through length of time (it being a hundred and fifty years since they were first drawn) acquired a right of passing for sublime. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Arthur Conan Doyle His cheeks were flushed and his eyes shining, for the blood of a hundred fighting Saxon ancestors was beginning to stir in his veins. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

A few days later I did receive exactly two hundred francs due to me for a newspaper article, and, though it hurt to do it, I at once paid every penny of it in rent. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Virginia Woolf Only something over a hundred and twenty years the Olivers had been there. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Jules Verne What a superb orographical system! More than two hundred summits have been measured, seventeen of which exceed twenty-five thousand feet. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

And for nearly two of those three hundred years Ashbys had lived in it. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Better, a hundred times better, that she should be thus, than fettered by ties which might come between them and perfect union. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sir Walter Scott Through these fleecy screens were seen a hundred little temporary streamlets, or rills, descending the sides of the mountains like silver threads. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

It seemed to me a hundred years. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

At the end of this first year the Wares suddenly discovered that they were eight hundred dollars in debt. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Nathaniel Hawthorne These remarks may serve as a preface to the following adventures, which chanced upon a summer night, not far from a hundred years ago. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

John Galsworthy His name’s been forged on a cheque for a hundred pounds by an old college friend to whom he’d been particularly decent. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle A hundred pounds!— all he wanted to complete his education was lying there ready to his hand, if only that hand were strong enough to pick it up. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

H. Rider Haggard At another place it was cut in zigzags out of the side of a precipice five hundred feet deep, and in a third it tunnelled through the base of an intervening ridge, a space of thirty yards or more. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

G. K. Chesterton Three hundred yards farther on another policeman stepped out into the road as if to stop them, then seemed to doubt his own authority and stepped back again. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The drive home was a short one, for they lived in South Street. It was tiresome that they should be held up in this way within a hundred yards of their own door. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Jack London Why, goodness me, a hundred years ago, fifty years ago, five years ago, in these United States, assault and battery was not a civil capital crime. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Henry James Written wholly during Vereker’s sojourn abroad, the book had been heralded, in a hundred paragraphs, by the usual ineptitudes. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

G. K. Chesterton Lambert is hardly four hundred yards from here. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton He has proved that he actually has that over-pressure of pure creativeness which we see in nature itself, “that of a hundred seeds, she often brings but one to bear. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Rather than decipher these hieroglyphics I’d lose a hundred pounds. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

How can I tell Lady Maulevrier that? Two thousand one hundred pounds! It is awful. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Having come more than two hundred yards already, and being by this time well-nigh suffocated, we did not care to put two hundred yards more between ourselves and the light of day. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

My entire means multiplied a hundred times over would have been inadequate to its purchase. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

The features, though a hundred and fifty years had passed since her funeral, were tinted with the warmth of life. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope How he was to hunt the county five days a fortnight, finding servants and horses, and feeding the hounds, for eight hundred pounds a year, no one could understand. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Pray, when you write, repeat the same thing to her, and tell her that since she has introduced Belinda Portman to me, I am a hundred times more obliged to her than ever I was before. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

F. Scott Fitzgerald Interminably he listened — a mile off a cat howled, a hundred yards away another took up the hymn in a demoniacal snarl, and he felt his heart dip and swoop, acting as shock-absorber for his mind. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne A cry escaped me! The crest of the rocky wall rose a hundred feet above me. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Tobias Smolle It is an oval figure; the longest diameter extending to about one hundred and thirteen feet, and the shortest to eighty-eight; but I will not answer for the exactness of the measurement. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Volunteers were called for; a hundred responded, sailors, soldiers, workers. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Arthur Conan Doyle They had cost me a hundred and fifty francs at Trouvel’s, in the Rue de Rivoli, but they would carry far further and straighter than the others. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I’ve just one reason for wishing to know, and I have brought you a journey, here and back, of a hundred and forty miles, precisely to answer me this question, and I will know. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Richard Burton This Mosque was a square of a hundred cubits. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

There were several hundred fish, all bearing a family resemblance as to size as well as to feature. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Rudyard Kipling On the rare occasions when he caned he did it very scientifically, and the execution of a hundred boys would be epic — immense. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Then suddenly, about a hundred yards away a shadow seemed to rise up from the ground and started to glide slowly along by the edge of the plantation. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Arthur Morrison They paid one and sevenpence a hundred for sacks, and, with speed and long hours, she could make a hundred in four days. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

This morning I received your darling letter, I have covered it with kisses, I have re-read it a hundred times; and now it has gone to join the others here upon my heart. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There are horses worth a hundred and fifty guineas a-piece, and there are others that look as if the knacker should have them. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

John Galsworthy Two hundred years of shape and energy all gone in half an hour. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Jules Verne The platform was lifted by a hundred strong arms, and the president of the Gun Club shared with Michel Ardan triumphal honors. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

H. G. Wells And as it was with the question of the land, so was it also with a hundred other systems and institutions and complicated and disingenuous factors in the life of man. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Fancy me having a hundred pounds paid to me in notes and gold! The Squire would have thought the world was coming to an end. Seeing Life by Ellen Wood [1871]

John Lewis Burckhard The surrounding country is hilly: the village is built upon the summits of several hills, and contains about one hundred families. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Tobias Smolle You may safely trust one of them to bring you a hundred loui’dores from your banker; but they fleece you without mercy in every other article of expence. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Take a lot of Filipino huts and a couple of hundred brick-kilns and arrange ’em in squares in a cemetery. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Jules Verne Barbicane, after a few moments, rapidly wrote down the result of his observations, and said: “This spot is situated eighteen hundred feet above the level of the sea, in 27° 7’ N. lat. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

To the crazy exaggeration of his jealousy I was but one amongst a hundred thousand. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

You have been spending six hundred a year upon millinery. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells When he had played at World Revolution in Camborne Square, reality had seemed a hundred worlds away. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

In the meantime, the fifteen hundred subscribers to The Scented Garden kept writing to Lady Burton to ask when the promised work was to be in their hands. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, his mood was infectious for I lay tossing half the night myself, brooding over this strange problem and inventing a hundred theories, each of which was more impossible than the last. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Seven hundred will not be half enough. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sinclair Lewis Himself, he patronized the glittering Pompeian Barber Shop in the Hotel Thornleigh, and every time he passed the Reeves shop — ten times a day, a hundred times — he felt untrue to his own village. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling This year’s new ones bought from Bombay and the pick of our own studs are a hundred strong about. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jack London We never saw those two dogs again; but the quietness and relief we enjoyed made us decide, like the man who refused his hundred and fifty, that it was cheap at the price. Lost Face by Jack London

Sinclair Lewis But to guarding that, he swore, he would devote the patience and ferocity of his Chippewa ancestors, whose bark lodges must have stood up on that hillside, only a hundred years ago. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Promise me that when next you are angry you will count one hundred before you move or speak. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

With the eight hundred pounds I intended to speculate and, working in a broker’s office, I considered I stood the best of chances of increasing my capital. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Rudyard Kipling So, too, a great garden full of birds that faced him when he shaved; a mulberry tree, a sun-dial, and a dull, steel-coloured brook that murmured level with the edge of a lawn a hundred yards away. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

There was one hundred and five thousand dollars, United States treasury notes, in it, besides a lot of diamond jewelry and a couple of hundred Havana cigars. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A hundred drops, startled by a flare of wind from a dripping tree, scattered on her and she pressed them gladly to her face with hot hands. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Two hundred of my men on picket this morning were attacked by five regiments of infantry, some cavalry, and a battery of artillery. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells He certainly did not keep up the dignity of the Sacred Grove, an important critical organ which he acquired one day — by saying “snap”— for eight hundred pounds. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

The projectile force of this implement is enormous, and these spears can be thrown with the greatest precision for more than a hundred yards. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The largest ward contains a hundred men, the smallest fifteen. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Henry Handel Richardson It belonged to her, was hers only; he would have known her among a hundred others because of it; for nothing in the world would he have had it changed. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

A hundred thousand crowns at that period was the dowry of a king’s daughter. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry Kingsley Below, the weirs of Casterton, spouting by a hundred channels, through the bucks and under the mills. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Jules Verne THE summit of the mountain was still a hundred feet above them. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

I would many a time have given all my interest in the ship’s cargo for a Bible; and a hundred times grieved that I was not master of a pocket one, which I might have carried everywhere about me. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

George Gissing His jealousy of a hundred imaginary rivals well-nigh drove him to madness, he plotted and schemed for hours how to put an end to her long daily absences. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

G. K. Chesterton How can two hundred men beat six hundred? How can they?” “Well,” said Buck, coolly, “how did they? You ought to know. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis So I’ll tell ’em the thirty-nine hundred bucks is okay, Gid?” “Yes, you may tell them so. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

The heart, when it is swept into the grasp of a great love, is ruthlessly torn from the hundred minute ties and interests that heretofore held it to life. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Benjamin Disraeli Now, suppose one hundred thousand is allotted every year to meet my debts; I suppose, in nine or ten years I shall be free. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Catherine Helen Spence A hundred years — it is like an eternity. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Robert Green Ingersoll They sacrificed one hundred and fifty thousand lambs, and the blood had all to be sprinkled on the altar within two hours, and there, were only three priests. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Louis Stevenson What, may I ask, would be your terms a week, for this floor and the one above it?’ ‘I was thinking,’ returned Somerset, ‘of a hundred pounds. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

In less than a hundred years (1696) it had reached its fourteenth edition, and it continued to be popular in abridged and chap-booked form2 far into the eighteenth century. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

The Babylonians celebrate this tree, as being useful to them three hundred and sixty several ways. Symposiacs by Plutarch

On the crest of the second ridge, only a hundred yards distant, stood a stag, towering in black outline, the sun just coming up behind him. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Margaret Oliphant Haven’t you seen that? Oh, I have, a hundred times. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Frederick Marryat Smoker obeyed, and the bull advanced till he was within a hundred yards. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Yet if he does take her he will make her miserable, and Rousseau would rather a hundred times he left her alone—precisely what he was doing; but then he was despicable for doing it. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

She was such a frail little thing, so white and so ethereal, and her poor five hundred had been earned by such weary, weary work. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

I saw the far hills in Portuguese territory, a hundred miles away, lifting up thin blue fingers into the sky. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Theodore Dreiser Such accommodations would ordinarily cost a hundred dollars a week. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang If I were to cut you and your horse up into tiny morsels and throw them to the beasts, there wouldn’t be one bit for each hundred of them. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

This alone would be enough to tell one that more than a hundred years have passed since Dickens’s first book was written. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

George Gissing I have only about six hundred a year. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Both cars were to stop a hundred yards away from the Johnson shop in Clerkenwell road. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

H. G. Wells Perhaps they happened south of Guilford. Perhaps they happened in Italy. Perhaps they ceased to happen a hundred years ago. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

John Lewis Burckhard The radius of the semicircle, in following the direction of the long street, was one hundred and five paces. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

She had to buy a washing-stand and a bed with mattress and bedclothes, costing one hundred and thirty francs, which she was to pay off at ten francs a month. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

He could never prove that I had been within two hundred miles even of the Port Augusta–Port Lincoln track. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Andrew Lang For a hundred days I will wait here, but if at the end of that time the fish should still be uncaught I must return to my own master. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Dr. Ferguson was in search of a current that would carry him more to the northeast, and he found it about six hundred feet from the ground. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Theodore Dreiser Chicago has five hundred thousand populaion to-day. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing A hundred and fifty a year, without rent to pay. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Gunong Pondok is shaped like the Bass Rock, and is about twelve hundred feet in height. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

She knew for certain that Madame had once paid him a hundred pounds. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Charles Dickens For about two hundred yards his speed seemed to defy his pursuers; but, getting entangled in a thicket, he was captured. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Rudyard Kipling The walls are ten feet thick; the edifice itself is about a hundred feet high; and its towers will be nearly two hundred. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Henry David Thoreau A hundred years ago they sold bark in our streets peeled from our own woods. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Jonathan Swif Yes, yes, I take care not to walk late; I never did but once, and there are five hundred people on the way as I walk. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

He must have been either a knave or a fool, to play till he owed a hundred pounds when he knew he had not the means to pay. Seeing Life by Ellen Wood [1871]

She has a hundred methods for the finding out of her mistress’ secrets. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sinclair Lewis The Planishes came back to the campus in the autumn with many new ideas, first-rate tans and only two hundred dollars in debts. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Handel Richardson Then no, a hundred thousand times, no! I shall never care for anyone in that way again, and you know it. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

In twenty-three years he had succeeded in reducing the congregation of St Athelstan’s from six hundred to something under two hundred. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

H. G. Wells They were fellow conspirators in a hundred small breaches of their uneventful life. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

H. G. Wells Church bells will be ringing a hundred years from now. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

E. T. A. Hoffmann She racked her brain with a hundred different schemes and plans, some of which bordered upon the extravagant, but all these she rejected almost as soon as they suggested themselves. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

So Wetherall hadn’t got his hundred after all. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Andrew Lang All that we do know in this case is, that four hundred years after Christ the dwellers in Cappadocia employed a word ‘moly,’ which had been Greek for at least twelve hundred years. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Ivan Turgenev However, he took leave of me in some displeasure; I’d stripped him of a hundred roubles again. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

Elizabeth Gaskell The last night of his two hundred mile walk he slept at the little inn at which he had been enlisted nearly two years before. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Isabella Bird Varying in width usually from fifty to a hundred yards, it is compressed at the Pul-i-Ali-kuh into a breadth of about nine feet. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing After eight weeks without earning a penny, her husband had obtained the job of addressing five hundred envelopes, to be done at home and speedily. The Salt of the Earth by George Gissing

Jules Verne The doctor continued to keep at a height of from two hundred to five hundred feet. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Thomas Hardy The crest of this terrible natural facade passed among the neighbouring inhabitants as being seven hundred feet above the water it overhung. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

H. G. Wells He then went round into the eye of the rising sun, and passed within a hundred yards of his original pursuer. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Anthony Trollope A hundred men in Mayo had sworn that he should die. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Hardy There were a hundred in all, and she divided them into two heaps, fifty in each. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells A hundred years ago America was just such a land of promise. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle The Frenchman had gone about also, and both ships were now heading slowly for the sea under fore-and-aft canvas, the Gloire a hundred yards in advance. The “slapping Sal” by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins Consequently, up to the last week, the only surplus property possessed by Mr. Yatman consisted of the two hundred pounds which had been recovered from the wreck of his fortune. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Henry Fielding The doctor hath an income of little more than six hundred pound a-year, and I am convinced he gives away four of it. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope Do you think that Peel will be forgotten in a hundred years?” This was said with the usual candour of a modern turncoat. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Berwick wondered swiftly if it was from that bride of a hundred years ago that Barbara had taken her eyes—those singularly desolate eyes which alone in her face implied experience. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

A hundred sleepers were aroused at once, to find themselves and their bedding immersed in water which every fresh roll of the vessel dashed from side to side, as it had no outlet. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Three hundred a year for an Italian peasant! But a woman’s charity is ever a romantic impulse; and one can but admire her tenderness, though one may question her discretion. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

The railway station of Goodwood was only about a hundred yards away and, seeing some officials there, she had shrieked for them to come at once. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Anthony Trollope But you won’t find that through the country, Mr. Morton. You won’t find a hundred dogs at an American planter’s house when ten or twelve would do as well. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

He finished them in precisely a fortnight, and noted in his diary that “one hundred and twenty-five pounds for such a book, without any name to it, is pretty well. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Theodore Dreiser But one of the boys was over here at Jake’s a little while ago, and he says there must ‘a’ been five hundred people around my house at six o’clock, already. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

William Makepeace Thackeray Thus we begin, “A hundred thousand welcomes, a hundred thousand welcomes. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

He had a horse saddled, but the beast could not progress a hundred yards on what had once been dry Cotswold slopes but were now a slippery glacis of mud. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

More than a hundred Red Guards and soldiers had fallen. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

E. F. Benson Thank God she was safe so far! He traversed it himself and then saw her a hundred yards ahead up the hill. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Percy approached him with the suggestion that he could put him in the way of earning a hundred pounds by a few hours’ work and the Captain’s eyes sparkled in anticipation. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Virginia Woolf He broke out of the trees a hundred yards to the left, exclaiming sharply: “Ah, so you found the way after all. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Edgar Rice Burroughs A hundred men on lidi were despatched in pursuit, each lidi carrying two riflemen in addition to its driver. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Thomas Hardy Would you think that each of these pieces of paper is worth two hundred pounds?” “No, indeed, if you didn’t say so. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Eight hundred a year, my dear?” she had said to Mrs Dale. “That sounds nice down here, because we are all so poor. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

At Oxford, indeed, a hundred pounds’ worth of the current silver money, which ought to have weighed four hundred ounces, was found to weigh only a hundred and sixteen. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]