Phrases with "husband"

Her mind was bent on David night and day, and used to struggle to evade the laws of space that bind its grosser companion, and find her lost husband on the sea. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Anthony Trollope But her father was so pleasant with her, so easy to be talked to, so easy to be understood, whereas her husband was almost mysterious,—at any rate, gloomy and dark. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope The husband was almost jovial when he came home just in time to take his young wife to dine with their father. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky Her husband had been arrested shortly before my exile. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Florence Dixie It would not do to lose you, would it ? Without you I should be a helpless cripple in my path of vengeance ; without you that skulking husband of mine would be able to snap his fingers in my face. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Isabella Bird One may have a husband and children, and yet, God knows, be made nearly mad by troubles,” and she looked as if indeed her sorrows were great. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Gaston Leroux My husband raised him roughly and ordered him, for his pains, to march at the head of the troops. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Sometimes I think so, but my husband and I earned this farm, and now the savings-bank owns it. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

George Gissing You are afraid to let your husband know of your condition. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope And then, too, as Robert explained, it must be for the husband and not for the wife to choose where they would live. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Is that all the money you have about you? What do I feel here?” and she tapped her husband on the chest, just over the breast-pocket of his coat. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

When she returned, both her children a boy and a girl were dead, and her husband was in prison for gambling with Government money. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

When Camilla was published she had been relieved from these exigences, though not from that favour, for five years: and was a thoroughly happy woman, rejoicing in husband and child. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Wilkie Collins Thus far I did not even know whether my husband thought of me sometimes in his self-imposed exile. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

If your jealous husband has three mouths, comte, get three cakes. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope She cared little how she twisted and turned among these new-comers at the bishop’s palace so long as she could twist her husband into the warden’s house. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Her husband called, “Suppose we could have some eats, Carrie?” As she passed through the dining-room the men smiled on her, belly- smiles. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

An awful possibility to face, alone, with the husband she loved far away, perhaps secretly watched and followed by the police, who might distort his most innocent acts into new evidences of guilt. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing There are many reasons, as you know very well, why one shouldn’t live with a husband who is at all suspected of mental derangement. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton No wonder he had not written — the modern husband did not have to: he had only to leave it to time and the newspapers to make known his intentions. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

George Gissing It was wrong to judge her husband so summarily; nay, she had not judged him, but had given way to a wicked impulse, without leaving herself a moment to view the case. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing Of all human beings her husband was the one least fitted to console and strengthen her. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Thomas Hardy Her husband had not till now the least suspicion that Edmond Willowes originally looked thus, and he thought how deep would have been his jealousy years ago if Willowes had been known to him. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Thomas Wolfe Her husband was just coming from his room. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Wilkie Collins Talking of her deceased husband perpetually, this good lady never mentioned to strangers that he WAS deceased. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Thomas Hardy I saw him go out; where is he gone?” Mrs. Melbury did not know positively; but she told her husband that there was not much doubt about the place of his first visit after an absence. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Sir Walter Scott But the shelter of her name and roof afforded us the means of frequently meeting, and the love of my husband seemed as sincere and as unbounded as my own. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was also curious to know what Mildred’s husband had to say to him. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

D. H. Lawrence Her husband was good to her but was in a shop, and came home late. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Knight instantly recognized the mourner as Lord Luxellian, the bereaved husband of Elfride. They felt themselves to be intruders. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

She believed that revenge was a kind of duty which she owed, not only to herself, but to the noble husband whom she had lost. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Elizabeth Gaskell She intended to make her own choice of a husband when the time came; and it might be Duke, or it might be some one else. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

D. H. Lawrence My husband always used to say they should never go in th’ pit. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang In this class of story the husband is usually forbidden to perform some act which will recall to the bride the associations of her old animal existence. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Poor Mrs. Dudeney misses her husband very sadly and this that we have in common should draw us closely together. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Radclyffe Hall My brother’s a most devoted husband and seems to be as much in love with her as he ever was; he stands from under and fetches and carries, and Elizabeth likes that sort of thing. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

She had sailed for America with her father; but her husband was in hot pursuit of her, and her husband was faithful. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Washington Irving To have lost a husband before she had even embraced him — and such a husband! if the very spectre could be so gracious and noble, what must have been the living man. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Wilkie Collins Here was surely a sad prospect for a woman after only a few months of wedded life! “In a year’s time the money in the bank was gone; and my husband was out of employment. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Sigmund Freud Fortunately this friend is very thin and lanky, and her husband likes full figures. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Guy de Maupassant My husband was tall in stature, elegant, and a really fine gentleman in his manners. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Her son by her second husband left behind him a boy and girl, the former at the time I speak of about eleven years old, the latter ten. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Sinclair Lewis Oh, yes, some day Elmer would settle down and be a fine Christian husband and father and business man. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy When he considered why Diana, with her scant income and her husband in a Mental Home, was received everywhere in Society, Adrian was accustomed to take the image of a Bactrian camel. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton And of course I’ve told them that my husband will be present. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Maria Edgeworth She understood her husband better than I did. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You told me that your husband was getting Sir Richard Cotton to defend him, and my husband tells me that Sir Richard gets very large sums for his work. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She passed out with a little backward wave of the hand to Charles. Her husband waited until he heard the front door close behind her before he proceeded to open the bottle of wine. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Dame! she sings!” Madame Bordier was pale and happy; her good husband was weak with joy. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

He had expected that Mr. Lovel would insist upon a reconciliation, would thrust his daughter upon her husband at the point of the sword, as it were. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Wilkie Collins My husband has gone on with some of our friends; and I believe we are expected to follow, as soon as the rest of the party — in charge of my sister — have seen the house. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Andrew Lang Yes! he was a different kind of husband to the son of the toad and the mole with the black-velvet coat. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing The dialogue did not continue much longer; it ended with a promise from Mrs. Bowles to let her father know whether her husband succeeded or not in reestablishing himself. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

Thomas Hardy Her husband must be a better scholar. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope And she has cut me because her husband will come and pour out his sorrow into my ears. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry James The woman who had taken it to nurse had a dozen different stories,—her husband had as many,—and every one in the village had a hundred more. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Anthony Trollope The conditions were very hard, Mr Wharton. It surprises me that such a one as you should think it right to separate a husband from his wife. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The usual thing was to have a table to oneself, but sometimes two people shared one — husband and wife, no doubt, or mother and daughter. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle Her husband turned on more gas. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

E. F. Benson Her husband came out from the house with considerable alertness, as if letter-writing had been an unconscious recuperative process. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

My husband will begin to wonder what has become of me. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

D. H. Lawrence But her inward eye was on the spy-hole of her vital affairs — her domestic arrangements, her control of her household, guests and husband included. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton But my husband believes in you too . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

I hope, Lady Kirkbank, you will be as kind to me as you have been to Smithson; and depend upon it I shall make Lady Lesbia as good a husband as ever Smithson could have done. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Your husband got rather badly bitten in trying to ‘tail it. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

A bad joke of the husband’s substituted the other; but the husband has been punished since, and I have obtained full satisfaction. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Sinclair Lewis Oh, those people! If you just knew them! That fool Mary Stettinius is mad about that Tchatzsky person, and her husband invites him to teas. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli Her husband listened rather than conversed, and seemed lost in thought. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Gissing I told him I was Mrs. Rodman, and then he said a young man called Henry Mutimer had got locked up for making a disturbance outside a music hall, and he’d sent to my husband to bail him out. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith But he is my husband though he keeps absent—to be longed for—he is my husband still, my husband always. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Benjamin Disraeli Endymion had paid several visits to St. James’ square before Myra could seize the opportunity, for which she was ever watching, to make her husband and her brother acquainted. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Wilkie Collins Approaching the door of our lodgings, I saw my husband walking backward and forward before it, evidently waiting for my return. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Bronislaw Malinowski Therefore we are led, in the third place, to ask the psychological question concerning mutual feelings between husband and wife. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell But her ideal husband was different from Philip in every point, the two images never for an instant merged into one. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Moreover, she knew that her husband would not pass over what had occurred with a reprimand. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every now and then he is my husband again, then he goes. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Edith Wharton My husband and I were so lost in enjoyment that neither of us gave a thought to the unsolved financial problem awaiting us at the end of the cruise. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Anthony Trollope My husband gave them to me with his own hands. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Her husband was all that a husband should be. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

All just as it used to be-only now that he was the husband of another. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Edith Wharton Her husband made no comment, and that evening at supper he was in his usual mood, between good and bad: you could never tell which. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Her husband and Rex joined her immediately. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Benjamin Disraeli Her husband was a traitor in disguise. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She has made her home what it should be, and her husband happy. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Thomas Hardy My husband was a connoisseur in man-traps and spring-guns and such articles, collecting them from all his neighbors. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton Her grand-daughter the Countess Olenska wishes to sue her husband for divorce. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Her husband was a husband only in name. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Those were nice last words for a wife to hear from a husband as he was entering the grave. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Mrs. Lapham, beginning with a woman’s adventurousness in the unknown region, took fright at the reckless outlay at last, and refused to let her husband pass a certain limit. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her husband was really angry, and she herself was exhausted and didn’t feel up to another problem at the moment. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Anthony Trollope A husband had been given to her who was more to her than any parent — as a husband should be. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford Her husband could buy half Lord Fittleworth’s estate and not miss the money. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Anthony Trollope What does your husband mean when he says that you were still engaged to Sir Francis when you became engaged to him?” “Has he said so?” “Yes; indeed. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Andrew Lang Her husband had gone to the town some miles away down the mountain, and would not be back for several hours, but before he left he did not forget to open the door of the cage. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I had long made that a consideration, even when my studies were most enthralling; for I knew that the only way to long life was to husband the oil in the lamp. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Tobias Smolle One afternoon, when her husband was abroad. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Of Hobbes, Milton’s widow told Aubrey “that he was not of his acquaintance; that her husband did not like him at all, but would acknowledge him to be a man of great parts. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

George Meredith Who can fail to pity her, except old Time! And I ‘m sure she likes her husband well enough. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

E. F. Benson All that stuff too about the gracious chatelaine at The Hurst in the Evening Gazette! My husband read it, and what he said was ‘Faugh!’ Tush and faugh, was what he said. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Her husband now came and clamoured for revenge — her value was so-and-so, and my man must pay it. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

George Gissing When that hour arrived her husband had not yet come; the delay, no doubt, was somehow connected with his visit to Mr. Newdick. But this went on. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Gaston Leroux Since the meeting was thus inevitable, she resolved to see her husband and appeal to his better nature. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Edith Wharton The offer was accepted, and Mrs. Dorset moved away with her husband in attendance. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Henry Fielding My husband returned at the appointed time; and I met him with an agitation of mind not to be described. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Now a married woman has to consider her husband and family in all she says and does. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

George Gissing She found her husband in a dark reverie, a mood to which he often yielded, which she always did her best to banish. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Bronislaw Malinowski I think it is corroborated by the facts enumerated, which show that the husband vigilantly watches over and keeps his over-right. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope The husband now never feels himself called upon to remind his wife to support her dignity. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

They loved as husband and wife do when passion is once more awakened within them. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Henry James My husband had expectations which have partly come into effect, so that now we do well enough. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

It was only just enough to cast a cloud upon his reputation; and that his cousin’s husband should put himself out of the way on this account seemed to the last degree unlikely. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope As a matter of course she told her husband everything. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Mrs. Meryon quietly replied that her husband could go if he chose, but that it would not be with her goodwill. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Lucy Maud Montgomery A husband was enough responsibility. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Elizabeth Von Arnim We were riding together at the time, and had just passed a batch of workers, and my husband was speaking to the overseer, when a woman arrived alone, and taking up a spade, began to dig. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I know that my husband is an enemy of this country. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

I think that in the present situation your husband should preserve the utmost secrecy and caution. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Wilkie Collins All that she had to tell me was that something she had unintentionally said or done had frightened Mrs. Frankland, and that Mrs. Frankland’s husband had sent her away on the spot. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Anthony Trollope She never feels that all the due privileges of her life have been accorded to her, till her husband shall have laid himself open to the caresses of a pardon. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

I don’t think I can disturb my husband in the middle of the morning. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Bronislaw Malinowski It appears, therefore, that the husband is very careful about maintaining his over-right over the sexual life of his spouse. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Her limp increased the credit due her for wearing herself out doing things for her husband all day long. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins Her husband (Mary’s father) appears to have behaved badly to her, and, after his death, she took the wicked course of revenging herself on her step-daughter. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Meredith Her husband justly refuses to put foot into English society. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

James Payn The reason why his Lucy’s name was not upon that mystic monument, where those of her parents and her husband were glowing in purple and gold, must be that she herself was alive. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

George Gissing The legend was, that her husband had died about a year after marriage. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Her husband was in her way, and to be freed from him she instituted proceedings for a divorce, on grounds which a woman of any modesty or delicacy of feeling would die rather than avow. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Why should the presence of her good-humoured, easy-going husband make Roger wretched? But she kept her feeling of irritation in check. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It has been so with us; and yet my husband and I were true lovers once, if ever two young folks were . The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Wilkie Collins I walked by his side in silence, feeling the miserable conviction that there was an abyss in the shape of a family secret between my husband and me. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

H. G. Wells They’d like me to have a husband with a pedigree a yard long. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Olive Schreiner Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land, She maketh linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Thomas Hardy Let it make no difference whatever to our outward lives for years, for I know that in my present position you could not possibly acknowledge me as husband publicly. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

You are mistress of a fine estate, wife of a husband whom, as I hear, you love. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Why? He had been all a husband ought to be. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Henry James Your husband judges you severely. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Nikolai Gogol Seeing that her husband did not pay the slightest attention to her, she turned over on the other side, rested her fresh and rosy cheek on her hand, and went to sleep again. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

Thomas Hardy But how to initiate this reversal of all his former resolves without causing husband and wife to despise him for his inconsistency was a question which made him tremble and brood. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Her husband was glad, of course, that she had found some occupation which at once pleased her and so obviously conduced to health. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Wilkie Collins Were Frank and Wardour friends at that time? Did you never hear any angry words pass between them?” There Mrs. Crayford saw her opportunity of giving her husband a timely hint. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Thomas Hardy How can we live together while that man lives? — he being your husband in nature, and not I. If he were dead it might be different. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope I know how good your husband has been to us. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope When Father John opened the wicket gate leading into the small garden which separated Mrs. McKeon’s house from the street, he saw her husband standing in the open door-way, ruminating. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Wilkie Collins Her husband escorted her to the cab. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

John Stuart Mill A woman who joins in any movement which her husband disapproves, makes herself a martyr, without even being able to be an apostle, for the husband can legally put a stop to her apostleship. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her husband was a distinguished member of one of the Academies, and held a high position among those who had devoted themselves to his particular branch of recondite knowledge. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

William Makepeace Thackeray He was the husband of that Countess whose picture we have just seen, and as long as they were together they quarrelled from morning till night. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Anthony Trollope I do not understand why her husband should treat her differently. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Of course he will be my husband now. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton My husband would be very angry if he knew. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

The husband had long ceased to be jealous, except of his own honour. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Bram Stoker I am Mrs. Harker.” “Then what are you doing here?” “My husband and I are staying on a visit with Dr. Seward.” “Then don’t stay. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

She was glad to be out in the garden while her husband opened his letters. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Gissing Her husband hadn’t a farthing. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

But when the wife’s time has come the husband is doomed. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Anything was better than to be under an obligation to this rich husband who so little understood her needs. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Hardy The clock raised its voice now and then, but her husband did not return. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope I always see that when a lady goes in to be evangelical, she soon finds a husband to take care of her; that is, if she has got any money. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Edith Wharton She was alone for the first time with her husband; but her husband was only the charming comrade of yesterday. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Henry Fielding My husband returned in the evening. Amelia by Henry Fielding

What a crowd; nay, what a mob, must be hastening busily to and from the spot where there was now nothing to be seen! Mrs. Bunting made her husband lock the front gate. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

She heard a smash and tinkle that told of the destruction of the brown-shaded reading-lamp of which her husband was so fond. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

It is always because of their affection for the husband that the wife finds it so particularly easy, and perhaps so agreeable, to insult his friends. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Theodore Dreiser It was so splendid to be traveling with her true husband at last. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing You and your husband have a great place in my heart; you are of the salt of the earth. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Her husband watched her in surprised silence. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Henry Fielding Your husband would never call me a wise man again if, after that declaration, I should attempt to persuade you. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Guy de Maupassan She kept repeating: “My husband — you say —” “I say that he has disappeared with your — your capital — that’s all!” She stood there, a prey to conflicting emotions, sobbing. The Dowry by Guy de Maupassan

She saw the emotion she had aroused, and lifting up my face by the chin, she said: ‘Little boy, I have buried six children, all of them younger than you, and now my husband and myself live alone. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope But it would not be well that the greeting between the husband and the wife should be in public. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

I’ll not sit day in and day out alone without the glimpse of a face I love, not while I have a husband in the same town with me. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell Her mother is dying, may be dead by this time; and her husband should be there with her. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle She was a woman who would do nothing by halves, and the measure of her love for her husband was the measure also of her hatred for me. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Wilkie Collins Her husband had guided himself near to her by the table. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Bronislaw Malinowski Statements.—Amongst the Kurnai “the husband expected strict fidelity from his wife, but he did not admit any reciprocal obligation on his part towards her. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Henry James Her voice, high and clear and a little hard, reached her husband and her step-daughter while she thus placed beyond doubt her cheerful submission to duty. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell How we both mourned bitterly the loss of that dear husband and father — for such I will call him ever — and as such you must consider him, my child, after this one revelation is over. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Sir Walter Scott In about a minute a stout labourer was patting Dumple, and introducing him into the stable, while Mrs. Dinmont, a well — favoured buxom dame, welcomed her husband with unfeigned rapture. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Verloc had been a good fellow, and certainly a very decent husband as far as one could see. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

The ex-queen, a princess of the house of Austria, had long impelled her husband to withstand the necessity of the times. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

R. D. Blackmore I shall enjoy it so much more, to see my husband hear it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Oh, what a dreadful wickedness it is in me to put that down on paper! It isn’t so — it isn’t so; my husband wouldn’t do me any harm if he could. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Her husband listened to her with parental indulgence, and appeared to treat her like a third child requiring rather more supervision than the other two. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Anna Katherine Green VII-VIII— John and Mary Draper, husband and wife, living in East Orange, N. J. Decent, respectable folk with no foreign connections. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Guy de Maupassan Her husband leaned over and placed in her hands a little leather pocketbook. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope But he did think that whereas she had very little to say to her own husband she had a great deal to say to Jack. And he was sensible, also, of a certain unbecomingness in such amusement on her part. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Her husband is a brave and honest sailor. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins Not a man would pass her in the street, who would not rouse the thought in her —‘I wonder whether he has ever done anything as base as what my husband has done. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Andrew Lang Her husband came to seek her, and begged her to leave the shed and go to bed, as she must be tired out; but the girl would not stir, neither would she attend to the words of her mother-in-law. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith In my ears, husband has the sweeter sound. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I would tell my husband that my brother had found me out, and ask for his assistance towards starting him afresh in life. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell My husband had a pupil some ten years ago, a M. du Fay, a clever, scientific young man, one of the first merchants of Rouen. His grandfather purchased M. de Chalabre’s ancestral estate. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

John Galsworthy Twice only did husband and wife exchange remarks on the way. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Virginia Woolf I’ll show you; engrossed on parchment; enough I’ll warrant you to keep us handsomely, for what’s to run of our time, as husband and wife. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

She gave her husband a home, and her child a father, who became fond of Lucy, and who — considering he was merely an amateur parent — acted admirably. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins What the witness had herself seen and observed of the relations between the husband and wife was the only evidence that they could receive. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My husband has an extraordinary idea as to the value of his own researches, and he is always haunted by a fear lest some one should break in and steal his papers. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Meredith She whispered: “Persuade Adela to make her husband drive out. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When I open my eyes my husband is there, and after that the Doctor Meadows, who was visiting. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Henry Fielding The husband then coming in, Paul departed. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding