Phrases with "husband"

At the back of the mansion stretched a fairly large kitchen garden, to which the cook’s husband devoted his attention. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins My husband sends to you both his kindest regards and best wishes. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

William Makepeace Thackeray During his absence from London, I became the husband — the happy husband — of your aunt. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Meredith She and her husband plot, and I plot to thwart them. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

H. Rider Haggard She can look after herself, and I suppose that her face will help her to a husband some time. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang Her husband watched her for a moment, and then said, ‘Be sure you eat it all yourself. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton You know he’s to have a long holiday soon, and my husband has arranged to have him go down with Mr. Wyant to the island. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

He felt sure she was not fit to live alone; he knew she ought to be surrounded by the kind of care and protection which only a husband can properly bestow on a woman. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Henry Lawson Besides, she has not heard from her husband for six months, and is anxious about him. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

His behavior as the secret husband of a woman possessing motives for the commission of a crime has been too consistent throughout. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis With both the Silbersees and the Helixes, husband and wife understood each other and, working hand in hand, they could defy the world. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

My husband was sharp-tempered and irritable sometimes, but Huntley understood him, as we all did. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Beware of permitting your husband to suspect anything. My Wife’s Tempter by Fitz James O’Brien

Her husband left her over a hundred thousand — not in dollars, but in pounds. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anthony Trollope I believe her to be an excellent woman, intent on spoiling her children and giving her husband a good dinner every day. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Did she know where her husband was? Was it possible that we could bring him back to her? It seems that it was. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

The house is empty, save for my husband and me, sir. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Who have been her accomplices? She could never have managed this unaided; perhaps her husband himself. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

She insisted upon being regarded and treated wholly as a governess; but, as my husband says, no real governess could be half so painstaking, untiring, and conscientious. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Wilkie Collins Shame on the people who interfere between man and wife! Shame! — that’s what I say — shame!” Anne looked, for an explanation, from her husband to her husband’s mother. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Willa Cather One evening two weeks after d’Esquerre had sailed, Caroline was in the library giving her husband an account of the work she had laid out for the gardeners. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Sinclair Lewis And the sullenly unhappy woman in the faded jacket, at the back, would demand, “I want the prayers of the congregation to save my husband from the sins of smoking and drinking. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins And there was but one hope — the hope that I had lost sight of my husband forever. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

George Meredith She was pleased with him, and let him see it, for the encouragement of a husband in the observance of his duties. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

They had much to say to each other, husband and wife, in this happy meeting. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

But the doctor knew very well what was amiss, and told Mrs. Wendover, with delicate circumlocution, that her husband was suffering from an imprudent use of stimulants for some time past. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Hardy I am sure she would accept you as a husband at the proper time, and I think you ought to give her the opportunity. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Anthony Trollope Her husband had gone out, and she had not as yet told him anything of what that odious Augusta Mildmay had said to her. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her husband adjusted his horn-rimmed monocle with trembling fingers and stared uncomprehendingly at the new arrivals. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

D. H. Lawrence But her grudge against her white-faced, spiritually intense husband was sharp as vinegar. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing She says that she has a proof of it which I shall see some day — and her husband also. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Then she became aware with intolerable disappointment that her husband was not there. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Arthur Machen Her husband he was fighting; but she had the nicest little boy I ever knew, a little fellow of five, or six it might be, and we got on splendid. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Robert Green Ingersoll Well, she was misled, and the husband ate some of those apples and laid it all on his wife; and there is where the mistake was made. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Handsome looks in a husband and gold galore. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Walter Scott He contrived, by his agent Solmes, to match me with a husband imposed on me by his devices as a man of fortune! — a wretch, who maltreated me — plundered me — sold me. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

He stopped at the corner of the waste ground and spoke to Polyte. When he went away, my husband said to me: ‘Do you see that old man there? He will make all our fortunes. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

G. K. Chesterton The feelings of the bad husband about the good wife, for instance, are about as subtle and entangled as any matter on this earth; and Browning really had something to say about them. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Henry James The duty of an American husband and father is to keep them going. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell The husband stood like one stupefied. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

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]

Very soon it would be time for supper, and to-night she was going to cook her husband a nice piece of toasted cheese. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Anthony Trollope Gertrude was a stout, healthy girl; and, having £120,000, was entitled to such a husband as himself. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Mrs. Priday did not appear; this time it was her husband who attended the gate. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Willa Cather Her husband did not bestir himself to accompany her, but he attended, very faithfully, to her correspondence and to her business at home. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Ford Madox Ford He’s giving me the social backing that his being my husband seems to him to call for. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Thomas Wolfe The woman left them, and her husband and George did what they could to help McHarg get to bed. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Maria Edgeworth To fall in love with a married man, and the husband of your intimate friend! How dreadful the sounds to some ears! even mine were startled at first, till I called reason to my assistance. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Why may I not be happy? Why do you all close in around me with evil faces? Why do you forbid me to tell my husband of the existence of any one of you? I do not understand it. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Ford Madox Ford This could only have spelt disaster, for it would have meant turning Mrs Duchemin’s husband loose amongst the other guests. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

It is to be mine if I consent to run away from my husband and live in Paris as Mr. Lemuel’s mistress. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Radclyffe Hall With no husband to ridicule her or protest, she was able to indulge her mania for treasuring useless things. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Anthony Trollope When once she had conceived it in her heart to feel anger against her husband — and she had done so before they had been a week together — there was no love to bring her back to him again. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan Learn that your husband cherishes a criminal affection for Madame de Fourville.” Jeanne only bent her head in feeble resignation. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

I don’t see why she should have more scruple to do this, than her husband has to leave the clear fountain which nature gave him, to quench his thirst, for stout october, port, or claret. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Andrew Lang However, she said nothing, and began to roast the cock, while her husband did his best to make the man sleepy with wine, but all in vain. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

It may be imagined, therefore, with what wrath he saw his wife’s preparations for her journey, but, although a king can do everything, what can a husband do . Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Wilkie Collins But what could he do? There were outrages which her husband was privileged to commit, under the sanction of marriage, at the bare thought of which her blood ran cold. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Marjorie’s husband took to staying in New York until late at night came home several times disagreeably overstimulated, and made her generally miserable. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Julian Hawthorne Well — it wasn’t a great while before Mrs. Calbot died, and her husband went mad soon afterwards. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Anthony Trollope Lord George, who thought very much of everything affecting his own family, joined the party, and Mary felt herself compelled to follow her husband and her aunt. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Edith Wharton Presently she heard steps in the hall, then in the anteroom; then her husband moving softly about in his own room, and the unmistakable sounds of his undressing . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Arnold Bennett How could Constance say to them: “Sophia has a husband that she hasn’t seen for thirty-six years, and he’s dangerously ill, and they’ve telegraphed for her to go?” Constance could not. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Sigmund Freud She saw a person in the dream, and does not know whether it was her husband or her father. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jane Austen Elizabeth could not but smile at such a conclusion of such a beginning, but Mrs. Bennet, who had persuaded herself that her husband regarded the affair as she wished, was excessively disappointed. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

She had brought a shower of gold into the lap of the miserly freeholder, and had husband and wife completely under her thumb. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Guy de Maupassant This was, to make her husband a glass of water with a pinch of ashes in it, every evening. The Story of a Farm-Girl (Histoire d’une fille de ferme) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

But he’s such an innocent-looking young man, isn’t he?” and her husband immediately laughed more than ever. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Andrew Lang At night, when the husband came home, he found his wife lying dead upon the ground, her body all swollen and disfigured, but the girl was nowhere to be seen. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mohammed had seen and admired Zâid’s wife Zâinab, and her husband at once offered to divorce her: this Mohammed dissuaded him from until the transaction was sanctioned by the verse. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Andrew Lang The girl entered the hut, where her husband and his mother were getting ready to go out. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing To tell you the truth, I’m not quite sure that my husband would like me to call. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Meredith Let me assure you that the husband of Cecilia, if he is of Romfrey blood, has the fairest chance of the estates. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Robert Louis Stevenson The husband had begun life as a muleteer, and when I came to charge Modestine showed himself full of the prudence of his art. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Her husband had pooh-poohed the whole matter as sheer superstitious nonsense, but he had frowned, nevertheless, mindful of what the effect might be upon some of those present. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle My husband has his business, and I have my home, and they are both going to rack and ruin. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

And no one, no one should know what passes between husband and wife if they love one another. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Olaf Stapledon Her husband was obviously wondering if he could sit without committing lese majeste. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins I could resist it no longer — I was obliged to ask him if my husband had ever loved her. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

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]

Once she pointed out that Lantier was just as much her husband as Coupeau was. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Her husband kissed her, long, silently; then, retaining her hand, he turned and lifted up the receiver from the clamouring telephone. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Your husband has not compromised himself; he has done nothing which I myself have not done. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James She supposed she should learn, though she was afraid of the knowledge, what had passed between that lady and her husband while her vigil ached itself away. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Guy de Maupassan The husband ought not to complain when we don’t go farther. A Warning Note by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Hardy He had succeeded in his mission, and yet he did not even say yes or no to the great question — whether or not her husband was masquerading in London at the address she had given. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

It was her husband leaving the house, a fine figure of a man, but a dissipated face, and a step even now distinguished by the extreme caution which precedes unsteadiness. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Jonathan Swif She died in 1750, and her husband in 1758, when the eldest son, Thomas, became Earl. The second son, Robert, was made Archbishop of York in 1761. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Ivan Turgenev Often from the near-by village two frail old people come to visit it — a husband and wife. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Anne Bronte I should be sorry to distress your husband with the knowledge of it. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

She had a husband living then. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope My father and my husband were both in the Cabinet, and you, young as you were, stood but one step below it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Francis Bacon For, as a farmer cannot husband his ground so well, if he sit at a great rent; so the merchant cannot drive his trade so well, if he sit at great usury. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Ford Madox Ford I’m talking, of course, between ourselves, but my husband says that that is the conviction in the very highest circles. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Rudyard Kipling A husband and his wife householders beyond question — quavered irresolutely up the path. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Anthony Trollope If you marry again, you wouldn’t disgrace your husband by going about showing off the Eustace diamonds. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Her husband summoned the servants, and, sending them to her assistance, went off himself for a doctor. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anthony Trollope Nor did Mr. Vincent die till after his wife’s cousin had found a husband for herself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins In ten minutes more my husband was dressed in a suit of workman’s clothes, and was further disguised in the wig and beard. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Henry Fielding When I recovered myself I found my husband lying by my side on his face, and the blood running from him. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Edith Wharton My husband begs you to do this. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Washington Irving Her husband had been arrested in the night for debt, and thrown into prison. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Charles Dickens That she should have had a greater scorn for her husband after his late cowardice and treachery than she had had before, was natural enough. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Her husband agrees with me in this opinion, and is so happy that she said to me one day: “I sometimes wonder how my heart succeeds in holding the joy which Heaven has seen fit to grant me. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence When Anton talked to her, and seemed insidiously to suggest himself as a husband to her, she knew how utterly locked out he was. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The husband would of course be indignant at his wife’s disobedience in not having left London when ordered by him to do so. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Guy de Maupassan Her husband was also quite happy and never took his eyes off her. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope But he was sure that his wrath was just, and had come from sins on her part which it would be unbecoming that he as a man and a husband should condone. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing That is the chair my husband selects when he wishes to make me understand some point of etiquette. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing She had not asked her husband whether he meant to have a seat in Prince’s Hall this afternoon; she still waited for him to speak about it. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope But I tell you this, Anna; that what evil a husband can do — even let him be evil-minded as was your father — is nothing — nothing — nothing to the cruelty of a cruel child. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I am not your husband yet — I have no right to follow you in. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

George Gissing One thing I know, that she’ll never meet with any one who will make her so good a husband as he would. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

You will often hear a complacent ass of a husband and father say to an author: ‘My wife and daughters know your books, but I can’t find time for anything but the papers nowadays. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins Give my respects to your mistress, and tell her that her runaway husband and her lying maid will never either of them harm her again as long as they live. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Maria Edgeworth The unfortunate Princess Rhezzia loved her husband tenderly, but was doomed to this fate by a vile enchanter. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

George Eliot Bernardo thinks I shall hardly find a husband for thee. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

The noble and pure voice of my husband was no longer here to defend me. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim You are very like him sometimes, but you are not Everard. You are not my husband at all. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Wilkie Collins With full hearts we thanked God together for giving us back the husband and the son. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

So while I was in bed unbeknown to me my husband sent the boarder out for a paper and when he came back my husband was gone. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

In him were combined all the qualifications which any ambitious woman would desire in a husband — and she decided that he should be her husband. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The wife had so borne herself that her husband should not be put to shame by her indifference. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing Very like this husband of hem has promised to give her so much a week to have her leave him alone. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang A quiet couple took it and lived in it for five years, when the husband died, and the widow went away. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Why don’t you read about it? She and her husband have got a better house in Cornwall than you have got here. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Andrew Lang She was now old enough to govern her own kingdom, but her subjects did not like being ruled by a woman, and said that she must find a husband to help her in managing her affairs. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell But you may be quite sure it was your husband that ventured into all that danger to save his old friend’s life, or the captain would not have said so. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Virginia Woolf Her husband is out helping Farmer Hosken; her daughter married and gone to America. Her elder son is married too, but she does not agree with his wife. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Virginia Woolf It was not marriage; it was not being one’s husband to look strange like that, always to be starting, laughing, sitting hour after hour silent, or clutching her and telling her to write. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Within three months of the latter’s arrival into the world, the mother laid down her gentle life, leaving her husband a well nigh broken-hearted man. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Thomas Hardy She steadily refused to have anything to do with the affair, and cutting him short, because of her anxiety to get indoors before her husband should miss her, left him on the pavement. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Maria Edgeworth I have been spoiled by the excessive attention which my husband paid to me in the first year of our marriage. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Theodore Dreiser Imogene’s husband was leaving for St. Louis on some errand. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith It will rejoice my husband so much. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope The relatives of her late husband would, as a matter of course, be her enemies. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Her husband again, for a little, smoked in silence. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Andrew Lang He must then cut it in six pieces — one of these you must eat, and your husband the second, and soon after you will have two children. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

It was not the first time Mrs. Nagle had risen thus in the still night and sought refuge from herself and from her thoughts in the chapel; and her husband had never missed her from his side. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Her husband and she settled in Florence, and there she wrote Casa Guidi Windows (1851) — by many considered her strongest work — under the inspiration of the Tuscan struggle for liberty. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Daniel Defoe I could neither sleep nor converse, so that my husband perceived it, and wondered what ailed me, strove to divert me, but it was all to no purpose. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

The woman is sometimes told that her husband has dreamed the ngargalulla. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Mr. Owenson had died shortly after his daughter’s marriage, and Lady Morgan persuaded her husband to settle in Dublin, in order that she might be near her sister and her many friends. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Wilkie Collins The rest I gave to my husband to put into the bank against the time when he wanted it to set up in business for himself. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ivan Turgenev Her husband asked her what had become of the ring; she could give him no answer. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Andrew Lang Mrs. Piper and her husband have been watched by detectives, and have not been discovered in any attempts to procure information. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Kate Chopin Her husband let her alone as she requested, and went away to his office. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

They find themselves face to face with a husband who is not the expected Romeo, but who is a good man, devoted, loving, and ready to heal the wounds he has not made. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

During the night, at what time she did not know, Mrs. Hockin awoke with a start, and found that her husband was sitting up in bed listening. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Wilkie Collins You must know as well as I do what the notion was which my husband took into his head when he found me and my fine-gentleman acquaintance meeting each other privately and talking secrets together. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle A good husband is the ultimate reward, and neglect in this respect a bad husband or no husband at all. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Pu Songling The young wife, hearing a noise, thought it was her husband returning. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Edith Wharton Her husband was away at the time. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Anthony Trollope The husband should be to her in all respects the first and foremost. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker And oh, my God, my God, pity me! He placed his reeking lips upon my throat!” Her husband groaned again. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

The woman’s husband had been well known as a brute and a blackguard. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Robert Louis Stevenson I knew that he was quite unfit to be a husband who was not prepared to be a father also; and for a boy like me to play the father was a mere derision. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Victoria, disappointed and chagrined, bore a grudge against her people for their refusal, in spite of all her efforts, to rate her husband at his true worth. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

With a very thoughtful brow she was putting slices of bread into an electric toaster, while her husband glanced mechanically through the morning paper. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Katherine Mansfield Her husband was so pleased he gave a supper-party and had them placed on the table. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

It was a long, pleasant gossip, and I thought Judy seemed rather glad to let her husband dictate its level, which, of course, he did. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Wilkie Collins Her husband opened his lips to interfere. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

She had made up her mind that if ever she married her husband must be rich enough to be above the petty struggles of household economy, the cheese parings of a limited income. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Daniel Defoe It was enough to tell her husband this; there needed nothing on my side. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Andrew Lang By my own fault have I fallen into these straits, and I am weary, for I seek my husband through the wide world. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mrs. Winstanley wanted to exhibit her court-dress at the opera that evening, but her husband protested against this display as bad style. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Andrew Lang Renelde confessed that the Countess had prayed her not to let her husband die. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing So——’ Alma was gazing at the fire, and seemed to give only a divided attention to what her husband said. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Benjamin Disraeli Both husband and wife were proud, and were anxious to quit the world with dignity. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Baldwin Spencer Kallakalla Sister's husband Sister-in-law. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Thomas Hardy Even were his father indifferent, Mrs. Loveday would never intrust her only daughter to the hands of a husband who would be away from home five-sixths of his time. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Bram Stoker Instinctively, despite the danger and their consciousness of it, husband and wife took hands and listened, trembling. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Anthony Trollope But I was lifted out of my own degree, and in accepting the name which my husband gave me I assured myself that I would do honour to it, at any rate by my conduct. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

That afternoon the Birtley Raydons drove down once more to Swanmere, and while there Eva’s husband actually succeeded in knocking a hundred pounds off the purchase price. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

And so fair Gotelind’s husband was done to death. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her husband and her son knelt by her side with bared heads, and the air was laden and heavy with the sound of their sobs. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Jules Verne However desirous Barbicane might be to husband the gas, the reserve of which was small, he was obliged to ask from it a fictitious light, an expensive brilliancy which the sun then refused. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

As I did so, I perceived my husband in his window, but his eyes, while upon me, did not see me, for no change passed over him as I groped about in the grass. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katherine Green If the vision of my husband had not followed, I might remember more. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Meanwhile Gotelind’s husband came to court. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

D. H. Lawrence The husband of the little lady! But surely there was something to account for it! Charm, just charm. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Now, friends are not divided into pairs, as husband and wife: everybody generally speaking, has more than one; and this forms a chain of which no one can find the first link. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

George Gissing A deceitful woman, in my circumstances — you don’t understand them — would have cheated her husband into forgiving her — such a husband as mine. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Daniel Defoe At the end of this time, behold my husband came on board. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Thomas Hardy Her husband was attired in a flapping black cloak and slouched hat, appearing altogether as a foreigner, and not as the young English burgess who had left her side. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anthony Trollope Were my husband not still living it would be the same. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Godmother’s husband — he was a lawyer — was a morose, black-bearded man who, for the most part, kept his eyes fixed on his plate. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope The letter was answered that evening, but before the answer was written, the Marquis of Trowbridge was discussed between the husband and wife, not in complimentary terms. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Elizabeth Gaskell My husband loved me, I said to myself, but I said it almost in the form of a question. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Masters had a long conversation with her husband on the subject that same day, and condescended even to say a few words to the two girls. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

I have just lost my husband — but it is not that. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton Her husband was still looking at her. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

She may sully it, cover it with mire, drag it from wine shop to wine shop, and her husband can do nothing. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

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]

D. H. Lawrence It pleased her, nevertheless, to have her husband sitting by, watching her. New Eve and Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Anthony Trollope Could any wife live with a husband who declared to her face that he believed that she had a lover? And in this very letter he says that which almost repeats the accusation. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

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]