Phrases with "hung"

It was large and bright and cold, and it hung in the sky, but there was no moonlight on the ground. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Kilrush prolonged his visit into a second hour, during which the conversation flitted from books to people, from romance to politics, and never hung fire. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Edith Wharton He moved back into the living-room, where a shaded light hung from the ceiling; but the room was airless, and finally he went out again and dragged his seat to its old place under the fig tree. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

George Gissing In the course of talk, the girl made mention of an engraving Julian had given her a week or two before, and said that she had had it framed and hung it in her bed-room. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Guy de Maupassan It was the end of September, and the dull yellowish waves stretched away as far as the eye could reach, under the lowering gray sky which hung over the world. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

At one end of the big barn, on a sort of raised platform, Major was already ensconced on his bed of straw, under a lantern which hung from a beam. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

George Meredith Wilfrid hung at the opening of the booth, a cynical spectator. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Wilkie Collins The Portrait of a Nobleman was politely reserved to be hung up, if the Royal Academicians could possibly find room for it. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

There was no longer a sparkle in the eye which had formerly gleamed with cunning, and the lower lip hung with a terrible expression of stupidity. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Mark Twain The next day and the day after, he hung about the court-room, drawn by an almost irresistible impulse to go in, but forcing himself to stay out. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

George Gissing Over Dunfield hung a vast pile of purple cloud, against which the wreaths of mill smoke, slighter than on week-days, lay with a dead whiteness. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

A cake-seller had taken up his place at the other side, and was kneading a last batch of paste, while his apprentice was ringing a bell which hung over the iron cooking-stove to attract customers. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

And worse, perhaps, in actual fact, than any of these, the highway robber who had been hung in chains on the path between Thistlebottom and Whelpo, although there were now only his bones remaining. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Till one at last that Robin bight, (Renown’d for pinching maids by night) Has hent him up aloof; And full against the beam he flung, Where by the back the youth he hung To spraul unneath the roof. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Jules Verne He suddenly observed, hung over the clock, a card which, upon inspection, proved to be a programme of the daily routine of the house. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Caroline Lamb The night was sultry, and the tired horse of Lord Avondale hung back to the village he had left, and slowly ascended the craggy steep. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Henry James He had at this moment made the motion again to remove it, then had only pushed it back, so that it hung informally on his strong young grizzled crop. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Julian Hawthorne And now the clouds which had so long obscured the moon broke away, and the pale sphere hung poised in dark purple space, and shed a dim lustre over the little gorge. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

George Gissing Just short of the little building, he passed the edge of shade, and, before entering, turned to view the bright crescent as it hung just above the house-roof. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing There were no pictures, but here and there, to break the surface of the wall, strips of bright-coloured material were hung from the cornice. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Her professional, gay, European feathers had literally dropped off her in the course of these two years, but a long necklace of amber beads hung round her uncovered neck. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

There was a string of pearl beads round the slender neck, and an extraordinary combination of rags and tatters, held together in some mysterious way, hung about the thin, fragile little figure. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Daisy stared wonderingly, down at the little broken button which had hung a man. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Charles Dickens There was a frosty rime upon the trees, which, in the faint light of the clouded moon, hung upon the smaller branches like dead garlands. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

George Meredith A sleepy fire of early moonlight hung through the dusky fir-branches. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

How kind Annette had been to poor Janey during these last weeks! Janey had unaccountably and dumbly hung back at first, but Annette was not to be denied. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicole called, “What is it? Who is it?” Dick had begun to dress even as he hung up the phone. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

William Godwin The pyre is hung round with garlands, and adorned with branches of cypress. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

But they too were drawn inwards; the stuff of her dress was rending in places; and wherever it rent and hung aside he could see that other curiously-toned skin shining behind it. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Edna St. Vincent Millay By the dear ruffles round her feet, By her small hands that hung In their lace mitts, austere and sweet, Her gown’s white folds among. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poor Francis was dead, Jennifer bewildered, like a woman lost in a wood, the children helpless—and this power, this force, destructive and remorseless, hung over them. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

A heavy moisture hung around, impregnated with a soapy odor, a damp insipid smell, continuous though at moments overpowered by the more potent fumes of the chemicals. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Guy de Maupassan The heavy sky of a summer evening hung over the city and over the great avenue where, under the trees, the gay refrains of open-air concerts were beginning to sound. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Louisa May Alcott I should choose this if I might,” replied Amy, looking with great admiration at a string of gold and ebony beads from which hung a heavy cross of the same. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

At noon the throbbing song of spring hopes hung tremblingly and caressingly over the village. Mother by Maksim Gorky

There was a tall four-post bed, with its foot beside the window, hung with dark-green curtains, of some plush or velvet texture, that looked like a dusty pall. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells Upon a notice board hung about the waist of the portly pulpit were the numbers of hymns that had been sung three days ago. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Presently he hung his overcoat over his arm, picked up his hat and left the room, without a glance at either of them. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Her face was pale and her eyes were very dark; her hair hung down black as ebony against her white cheeks; her lips were full and red. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Henry James Judge of my infatuation, and how I can allow for yours, when I tell you that I sought her acquaintance, that I couldn’t rest till I had told her how I hung upon her lips. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Washington Irving It was loaded also with hampers of game, and baskets and boxes of delicacies; and hares hung dangling their long ears about the coachman’s box, presents from distant friends for the impending feast. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Edith Wharton But now he seemed to have taken himself quite away, to have broken every fibre by which their lives had hung together. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Anthony Hope The smell of powder was in the room; it seemed as if the smoke hung about, curling in dim coils round the chandelier which gave a subdued light. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Edith Wharton Of this rare combination of qualities what use had he made in “Colossus”? On this query the critics hung their reserves and their regrets. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Thomas Wolfe She took off the borrowed coat and hung it in the closet, and carefully brushed and adjusted her somewhat disordered hair. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle A second door, hung with a curtain, faced us upon the other side. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Sinclair Lewis Sandy darling, I do want you to be happy, but unless I up and die on you some day, I’m not going to be hung up like an old cap. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Rivers shall sing our rhapsody; The vaulted forest, tree by tree, High hung with tapestry, shall glow With golden pillars all a-row. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

He was dressed in buff, black, and scarlet, and crossed with more straps and belts than I could count, from which hung all manner of things. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch At present it hung motionless over the dripping-pan, and the goose wore a suit of motley, exhibiting a rich Vandyke brown to the fire, an unhealthy yellow to the window. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Andrew Lang By their sides hung golden daggers with hilts of the bones of the whale. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton She was like a picture so hung that it can be seen only at a certain angle: an angle known to no one but its possessor. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The child was sitting up in her bed, gloating upon the dress and hat hung and perched upon the chair-back in the middle of the room. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells An uncouth black figure of a man, a figure of no particular import, hung over the taffrail against the starlight, and I found Montgomery was speaking to me. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Thomas Hardy The object pointed out was a tripod of sticks stuck into the earth, from which hung a three-legged crock, kept hot by a smouldering wood fire beneath. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence The kissing bunch of berried holly hung with bright and glittering things, spun slowly over Mrs. Morel’s head as she trimmed her little tarts in the kitchen. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Eliot But as if at the suggestion of a sudden thought, he thrust his hand into a purse or wallet that hung at his waist, and explored it again and again with a look of frustration. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Kate Chopin The wind was blowing violently, bringing dashes of rain along with it from massed clouds that hung leaden between sky and earth. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Benjamin Disraeli Lothair hung upon his accents like a neophyte. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Their shields, each with his device, hung at the bulwarks. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Sir Richard Burton Then she gave him her staff and, showing him how to walk and what to do when he entered the city, hung her rosary around his neck. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

George MacDonald I knew it as the likeness of one of my ancestors, but had never even wondered why it hung there alone, and not in the gallery, or one of the great rooms, among the other family portraits. Lilith by George MacDonald

Chief Inspector Heat hung in the wind, swayed by his passions like the most private of citizens. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

William Morris And in the midst of these was a great car hung down to the ground with purple, drawn by grey horses whose trappings were half scarlet, half purple. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

Jules Verne Strings of amulets, made of shells or cut stones, hung from one part to another. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells I might have hung with my clouds and lumps of snow about me for weeks, so great was my serenity. Little Mother up the Morderberg by H. G. Wells [1910]

Algernon Blackwood He stood a moment and watched the moon floating down behind the Sakkara Pyramids. The Pleiades and Orion’s Belt hung brilliantly; the Great Bear was close to the horizon. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Andrew Lang The taking of the shield from a man’s shoulders (XI. 374) does not prove the shield to be small; the shield hung by the belt (telamon) from the shoulder. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

George Eliot She hated the writer of that letter — hated him for the very reason that she hung upon him with all her love — all the girlish passion and vanity that made up her love. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Oscar Wilde Canterbury can still show us the helm of the Black Prince, Westminster the robes of our kings, and in old St. Paul’s the very banner that had waved on Bosworth field was hung up by Richmond himself. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Willa Cather Mahailey, you won’t let my vinegar burn, will you?” Claude followed her to the sitting-room, where her new map hung on the wall above the carpet lounge. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Meredith We’ve travelled times to this old common: Often we’ve hung our pots in the gorse. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

The navy, under orders, hung in the mouth of the little river for hours. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

W. W. Jacobs He strolled along blithely, casting a glance over his shoulders at the dusty cloud which hung over the Seamew as he went. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

The latter freed herself with a violent jerk, and in her turn hung on to the other’s hair, as though she was trying to pull her head off. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Marjorie Bowen La Belle Helene and the hiccoughing moans of the sick girl, the greasy garlic odour of the dinner hung in the hot air. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell The more ill-looking of the men — the discreditable minorityhung about on the steps of the beer-houses and gin-shops, smoking, and commenting pretty freely on every passer-by. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Andrew Lang The young man was led into the presence of the Iron King, who was seated on a black throne in a hall also hung with black, as a token of mourning for all the relations whom he had put to death. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James It hung at the best by the merest silken thread, which was at the mercy of any accident and might snap at any minute. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

H. G. Wells I would try to read, and whatever I read in the night watches an eerie discomfort hung over me. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Charles Dickens Those holes supported the sharp stake, on which the tortured persons hung poised: dangling with their whole weight from the roof. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

He had not reached the steps of the vestibule, when Fouquet, quite beside himself, hung to the bell-rope, and shouted, “My horses! — my lighter!” But nobody answered. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

He’s hung up at his end, and I want to know who he was. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Fancy what it would be for him — Sir Francis Levison — to be hung for murder!” “Barbara, my dearest!” The voice was Mr. Carlyle’s, and she flew off on the wings of love. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Mark Twain They hung about the neighborhood of the tavern until after nine, one watching the alley at a distance and the other the tavern door. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

It was very dusty and on the cobwebbed walls still hung a few soiled garden overalls. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Jules Verne Already the cold was beginning to stiffen their limbs, and the damp of their garments was being transformed into icicles which hung about them. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

It hung over the town like a thundercloud, but a thundercloud from which the lightnings had fled, for it had a sad air of desolation. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Steele Rudd The women went on to the verandah with their babies; the men hung round outside and waited. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Ford Madox Ford She inserted a sheet of the paper between the two frames and then hung the whole on a piece of picture wire that depended from the roof-tree beneath the thatch. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Curtains running on ropes, red gold rings, tapestries of Toulouse and Tars hung on the wall, and under foot on the floor of the same pattern. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

It hung fire from some cause or another a good fortnight: and in this fortnight Hardie senior endured the tortures of suspense. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

She looked at her clouded image in the oblong glass that hung on the panel above her secrétaire, and whose reflection made any idea of her own looks rather speculative than precise. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Her feet lost the ground; her head hung back; he showered kisses on her face with a silent and over-mastering ardour, as if in haste to get at her very soul. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

On the southern face of the bluff, monstrous as a mountain in those low sedge-lands, hung square and black the fortress of Carcë. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

A black cloud hung over the fortifications. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

My engagement has hung fire rather. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

He hung about until late in the afternoon and then, disconsolately, set about returning to the West End. He thought he would walk part of the way this time. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Sir Walter Scott Time, in the mean while, hung heavy on his hands. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

H. Rider Haggard And now a new misfortune hung over him. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton And I like looking at all these things that folks have kept right along — hung onto, as you say. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

His small sqaure casement was open; clematis flowers hung about it; the vast plain was a vague silvery sea, full of all the beautiful mysteries of night. Signa by Ouida

Elizabeth Gaskell Hester’s wet cloak hung on a chair before the fire; she had her hood on, for she and Coulson had been to the watch-night. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Radclyffe Hall The sun had retreated behind the clouds; a kind of brown twilight hung over the Embankment, for the wind had now dropped and a fog was threatening. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Gaston hung down his head with evident chagrin. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Edith Wharton You mustn’t mind offending me, you know!” She hung before him like a leaf on the meeting of cross-currents, that the next ripple may sweep forward or whirl back. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

For days I hung between life and death. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Henry Kingsley He had not hung himself, or drowned himself, but he had committed deliberate suicide, and he knew — knew well — that his obstinacy would carry him through to the end. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

D. H. Lawrence Even, on the edge of the chair-back, her crimson silk garters hung looped. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

H. G. Wells We may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Sinclair Lewis The only picture was a portrait of the Colonel, in which he resembled a full-blooded camel on a turquoise desert, and it hung against apricot walls, with fluorescent cornice-lighting. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence They hung over the wall of the mill-race, dropped paper in the water on one side of the tunnel and watched it shoot out on the other. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The owner was the only person who was not in the street, for he came out from the darkness at the back where the inflated forms of wine skins hung on nails could be vaguely distinguished. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing On these dead frontages could be traced the marks of climbing plants, which once hung their leaves about each doorway; dry fragments of the old stem still adhered to the stucco. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

Henry James The Gressies hung together; they were accustomed to do well for themselves and for each other. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Henry James A sultry air of promises, of ponderous parties, hung over his August, and he would greatly profit by the interval of rest. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

He hung back to utter it at once. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

On his way back, Pilkins walked through Madison Square. The hour hand of the clock hung about eight; the air was stingingly cool, but not at the freezing point. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Marjorie Bowen Silk arras, hung from carved gold rods, here and there concealed the carving. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

It seemed odd when I did begin to come to myself, to notice how the people hung upon every word which the little man was uttering — and they had to hang if they wished to hear. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Edith Wharton She hung there for a moment, netted in tightening memories; then she loosed her hold on the door-handle and advanced a few steps into the room. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Edith Wharton Gondolas laden with musicians and hung with coloured lamps lay beneath the palace windows or drifted out on the oily reaches of the lagoon. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry James I hung about the place; I like it better than this one. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Jules Verne The upper ladder, which generally hung from the door to the landing, was in its place, but the lower ladder was drawn up and raised to the threshold. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Guy de Maupassan The huge drawing-room was on the ground floor to the right and was hung with tapestries representing birds and foliage. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

It hung between his finger and thumb with its tail tucked between its legs and its eyes screwed round on one side in amazement. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Only the full moon swam out with a rush into the sky and suddenly hung high and motionless overhead. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Gustave Flauber There were small open cells along their sides, and tabourines and cymbals hung against their cedar columns from top to bottom. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

And those who had refused going with me, as Maleck told me, hung their heads for shame and sorrow that they had missed the opportunity of bearing a part in the expedition. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

H. G. Wells The Adler hung at the zenith immediately alongside the flagship. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Margaret Oliphant The minister did not know that his sister’s very existence, as well as her reason, hung upon that unhoped-for opening of her mouth and her heart. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Anthony Trollope Hearts that have been joined together ought never to be divided; ought they?” And then she hung upon his arm just as they got to the drawing-room door. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Aphra Behn Oh, why by your confession must my soul be tortured over anew!’ At this he hung his head upon his bosom, and sighed as if each breath would be his last. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Over this new home of hers there hung an unspeakable melancholy. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arnold Bennett She liked to feel him and to gaze at him, and to smell that faint, uncleanly odour of sweat that hung in his clothes. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James He held that a gentleman should be painted but once in his life — that it was eager and fatuous to be hung up all over the place. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

There he hung for a minute or two, with a cold void in his stomach. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Those Titians are so gloomy, I shall have my Hobbimas and Tenierses, I think, from my house at the Hague hung over them. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

He lowered stealthily a couple of screens that hung between the column, and remained outside very still, as if interested by something on the open ground. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

They hung him for a traitor, themselves the traitor crew, But his soul goes marching along. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Virginia Woolf A succession of large, dark pictures hung on the wall, and at the top outside the door was a yellow-and- blue picture of Venetian palaces and pale green canals. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Arthur Morrison With a few others he hung about the nearest tavern for awhile, on the chance of the advent of a flush sailor from St. Katherine’s, disposed to treat out-o’-workers. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope The rows of buttons were double; and those of the more backward row hung down in heavy pendules. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Argol was shining over Rome. He set his lantern down before his crucifix that hung against the wall. Signa by Ouida

George Gissing Topham tried the commonplaces naturally suggested by the situation; they were received with gratitude, but still Mr. Wigmore hung his head and talked vaguely, with hesitations, pauses. Topham's Chance by George Gissing

No new picture could be hung upon the walls at Windsor, for those already there had been put in their places by Albert, whose decisions were eternal. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Andrew Lang Over the fire hung a huge cauldron full of boiling pitch, and fastened into the cauldron by iron chains stood a wretched man screaming with agony. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith The heaving of the bosom, though weighty, was regular: the hands hung straight down, and were open. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

A golden chain hung about his neck, and at his collar was a great carbuncle set in red gold. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

H. Rider Haggard The Chinese lantern that hung upon the fern had gone out, leaving his chair in total darkness. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Edgar Allan Poe The flame of a candle burned upon the poop without the least perceptible motion, and a long hair, held between the finger and thumb, hung without the possibility of detecting a vibration. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle It hung so limp that I thought at first that he might be dead, but when they threw him on the sand he moved, and at last sat up like one who is but half awoken from a swoon. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence He stood rather deprecatingly, whilst his girl, golden like a young panther, hung over him. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

The walls were hung with a variegated matting made from the stalks and fibers of plants, and the floor carpeted with the same. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Where his body was not quite naked, his jacket and trousers hung in shreds and points; his long hair grew through the top of his hat, and fell over like a plume. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Henry Handel Richardson He rose, chilled to the bone from his exposure; one hand, which had hung down over the bench, was wet and sticky from grasping handfuls of dead leaves. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing Let me have it framed and hung up in my drawing. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless as he walked away slowly towards Keppel Street — for the time still hung on his hands — he began to feel that the great prize of prizes was coming nearer within his grasp. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton All right!” He hung up the receiver with a laugh. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

He dreaded the thought of meeting anyone that he knew, while this horrible cloud hung over him. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

John Galsworthy When with her his sensations were so restful and refreshed that when not with her he felt like one who had taken off his soul and hung it up. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Ford Madox Ford Fifteen years older: a quiet stick: wooden: brown: always in a bowler hat, as often as not with his racing-glasses hung around him. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Marjorie Bowen The room was small and circular, hung with leather stamped in gold, and furnished plainly even to bareness. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Mark Twain It didn’t seem no good for ME to stay — I couldn’t do nothing, and I didn’t want to be hung if I could get away. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope The first threatenings of a huge war hung heavily over the nation, and the question as to Hiram’s heirs did not appear to interest very many people either in or out of the house. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Day and night they were pent up in these glittering ice-walls, and time hung heavily on their hands, at least on all but the Doctor’s, and he always managed to find some occupation for himself. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Leon Trotsky The plain clothes they wore hung awkwardly on them, and when they spoke they raised their hands as if in salute. My Life by Leon Trotsky

A gas bracket hung from the middle of the ceiling over a dark, shabby writing-desk covered with a litter of yellowish dusty documents. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H. G. Wells She went into the hall, where her hat, transfixed by a couple of hat-pins, hung above her jacket, assumed these garments, and let herself out into the cold grey street. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

The persistent faint shadow of the staircase distracted him; it hung on the side of the pit and the hall to which it led seemed to be part of the cliff. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Thomas Hardy A large white oblong paper box lay against the inside of the tree; over it, on a splinter, hung a small oval looking-glass. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

This morning, too, the fire of colour had suddenly gone out; and the heavens were hung with a gloomy curtain. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

They hung about until three o’clock, and then reluctantly set out upon their return journey to the city. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Virginia Woolf It would be hung in the servants’ bedrooms. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

H. G. Wells The hands of this man hung limply over his knees, his eyes were red and staring before him, and his face was wet with tears. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell The yellow leaves hung on the trees ready to flutter down at the slightest puff of air; the great bushes of Michaelmas daisies in the kitchen-garden were making their last show of flowers. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Radclyffe Hall There was now little beauty left in Paris. A grey sky hung above the old streets of the Quarter, a sky which no longer looked bright by contrast, as though seen at the end of a tunnel. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Thomas Hardy Two or three degrees above that melancholy and eternally level line, the ocean horizon, hung a sun of brass, with no visible rays, in a sky of ashen hue. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

We hung on together for a year or two. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope And yet the collier has to be hung — if found guilty — and no one thinks that his life is improperly endangered by reckless haste. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

It was, however, but too true: one little plump arm hung powerless. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Edith Wharton Vance hung back till the carefully counted fare was in the chauffeur’s hand; then he went toward the door. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Edith Wharton Ethan paused also, affecting to fumble for the peg on which he hung his coat and cap. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

There hung the portrait of a beautiful duchess, exquisitely painted—a lovely head, an ideal neck and shoulders, in white satin and brown fur, like an old Venetian picture. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Gissing Irene, in spite of her humorous observation, hung upon his speech. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Virginia Woolf He hung about a little awkwardly. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Edith Wharton The worst thing about talking with him was that he never did notice the screens you hung up in front of things. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

It is my pleasure to rave; why cease the breathings of the Phrygian flute? Why is the pipe hung up with the silent lyre? I hate your niggardly handfuls: strew roses freely. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

George Meredith His wall arm hung dead beside his pendent frock-coat; the hair of his head had gone to wildness, like a field of barley whipped by tempest. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

The smoke from the revolver clung like a funeral pall upon the track, and the acrid reek of powder, like incense in some horrible temple of pain, hung sickeningly upon the air. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Thomas Hardy Summer was ending: in the daytime singing insects hung in every sunbeam; vegetation was heavy nightly with globes of dew; and after showers creeping damps and twilight chills came up from the hollows. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

A great bird hung quivering in the air above my face. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Henry Handel Richardson With the over-anxious readiness to oblige, which was becoming one of his most marked traits, and, in reality, cloaked a deathly indifference, Maurice hung up his paper, and sat forward to listen. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins The old servant was worn and wasted; her gown hung loose on her angular body; the big bones of her face stood out, more prominently than ever. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His face seemed almost stern and anxious through the little cloud of thin cigarette smoke which hung between them. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Henry Handel Richardson She hung her head, holding tight as if for support to the clasp of her sealskin bag, while the warder told the tale of Richard’s misdeeds. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Gustave Flauber Towers rose from the second story, all provided with battlements, and having bronze bucklers hung on cramps on the outside. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Wilkie Collins The discovery that she had made on opening the drawing-room door still hung on her mind. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

She did not attempt to unravel the dreamy confusion of her thoughts, or to clear up the golden mist that hung before, curtaining most gloriously the reality beyond. Lodore by Mary Shelley

He hung for a moment in his backward fall; his arms beat the air, his body curled upon itself with an awful striving. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]