Phrases with "informed"

With his suspicions thus roused, the Spanish commander was informed that a number of the chiefs had met together to deliberate on a plan of insurrection. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

E. F. Benson She unmistakably sounds a note of apology, of excuse for Emily. Ellis [she informed Mr. Williams] has a strong original mind, full of strange though sombre power. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

George Eliot Have we not Bernardo Rucellai, and Alamanno Rinuccini, and plenty more? And if you want to be informed on such matters, I, Nello, am your man. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Wilkie Collins The clause you drew in Colonel Herncastle’s Will, informed them (didn’t it?) that the Moonstone was to pass absolutely into Miss Verinder’s possession on her birthday. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He wished, he said, to keep well posted up in the different phases of the investigation, and to be informed of the result of future interrogations. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

E. F. Benson I was not therefore shocked at first, but when Anne informed me of the immediate cause of his present illness, I was greatly shocked. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Wilkie Collins She went there the next day, having been informed of the locality in which the house was situated by Anne herself. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

When first the plague had appeared, the return of travellers and merchants, and communications by letter, informed us regularly of the ravages made by disease on the continent. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

We had never fallen out, and I thought he was as ardent in the cause of exploration as I was, so that when he informed me of his resolve it came upon me as a complete surprise. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Hope Hodgson Now it would be difficult to tell of all our excitement at this news, and we ran eagerly to see for ourselves if it could be as he informed us. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

I sheered her well inshore — the water being deepest near the bank, as the sounding-pole informed me. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Wilkie Collins She informed me, with an appearance of perfect composure, that she needed rest, and that she had “new objects in view. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Borrow It appeared to be of considerable size, and I was subsequently informed that it contained at least twenty thousand inhabitants. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Thomas Hardy Miss Melbury had been informed by Marty South during the day of the proposed peep into futurity, and, being only a girl like the rest, she was sufficiently interested to wish to see the issue. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells Perhaps Greig should have informed Semple of this unexpected obstacle. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Gaston Leroux The Tsar, informed of her intended fate, had sent a pardon by telegraph. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Anthony Hope Send my message to Sapt. Tell him to keep you informed of what happens. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

George Meredith But, in truth, the better informed of the town, having begun to think its Croesus capable of any eccentricity, chose to believe. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Andrew Lang She was obliged to do so from a distance, her own country being a remote one, but she was well informed of all that went on and knew all about the Queen’s wicked designs. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Leon Trotsky The next day, an old Russian émigré, Klyachko, with whom I was very friendly, informed me that the leaders of the party were angry with me . My Life by Leon Trotsky

Sinclair Lewis But teaching — President Peaseley kept putting off signing my new contract and just informed me ten days ago that I’m through — much too late to get a job for next year. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hughes When Tom got out and ran down to breakfast at Harrowell’s they were missing, and Stumps informed him that they had swallowed down their breakfasts and gone off together, where, he couldn’t say. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

But when he informed her of it, she said, ‘Who told thee this?’ he said, ‘The wise one, the well-aware informed me. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Sue, he informed Madame Hanska, was a man of narrow bourgeois mind, perceiving merely certain insignificant details of the vulgar evils of French contemporary society. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

George Eliot But the subjects on which he longed to be informed were so steep and difficult of approach, that his tongue was likely to run on along the level rather than to carry him on that unbeaten road. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Edith Wharton But Miss Bart, it appeared, really did want to know about Americana; and moreover, she was already sufficiently informed to make the task of farther instruction as easy as it was agreeable. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Julian Hawthorne What is the price of that locket?” “Oh sir,” replies the shrewd man of business, quickly recovering from his first surprise, “I see you need not be informed of what is truly valuable. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Nor do I need to, if, as you have informed me, I have been followed. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis The kind-hearted government was fed-up, and the country was informed that, from this day on, any person who by word or act sought to harm or discredit the State, would be executed or interned. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Amongst other assertions he informed Tommy that the moon travelled from east to west, “because, you see, Tommy,” he said, “he like the sun — sun travel west too. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Dampier I have been informed that they grow on the boughs of a tree about as big as a plum-tree but I never happened to see any of them. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

They were waiting to make certain before they informed against him. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Walter Besant Of that I am informed by friends in whom I can trust. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Edith Wharton In a few moments the portress returned and informed Odo that Sister Veronica was indisposed and unable to leave her cell. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Wilkie Collins I informed her Majesty that I had once had the honour of presenting my respects to her; that she had received me graciously, and that there the interview had ended. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Charles Dickens When she first parted with me, as an infant, one of the nurses informed her of the name that had been given to me in the institution. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Wilkie Collins It was evidently useless for me to attempt to speak, and experience informed me that I need not expect to hear a word fall from the lips of my companion. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Sinclair Lewis Are we? Dr. Werweiss, he informed Neil, had found an original letter from Xavier Pic to General Henry Sibley, and he handed it over. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith Not one was from Renee: she had not written for six weeks, not once for his thrice! A letter from Cecil Baskelett informed him that ‘my lord’ had placed the town-house at his disposal. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Thomas Hardy He informed her that her luggage would be fetched by a spring-waggon in about half-an-hour; then helped her into the chaise and drove off. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

But a glimpse that I caught of her, beating a precipitate retreat into her sanctum, directly she saw me glance in her direction, informed me that such a mode of procedure would be worse than vain. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Mr. Lambole got an idea into his head, he would bring up Joe to be a butcher, and he informed Joe that he was going to place him with a gentleman of that profession in town. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Charles Dickens Nettled by this phlegmatic conduct, I informed him that I had left the town when I was a child. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

The grouse is only found in Britain, but there must be plenty of snipe in Evallonia. You know that they’re all coming to dine here to-night?” “So Mr Barbon informed me. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Thomas Hardy She informed him the bearer of the name was a general merchant of Giant’s Town, St. Maria’s island — her father’s nearest neighbour and oldest friend. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

George Gissing Nurse and doctor informed Harvey that for the present he need have no uneasiness. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

She had allowed no one, not even Maulevrier, to be informed of the nature of her illness. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray Sir Maurice Beevor informed her ladyship. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Tobias Smolle I was credibly informed that in the last war, the king of France was so ill-served with cannon for his navy, that in every action there was scarce a ship which had not several pieces burst. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

He informed me he usually paid about eight pounds sterling per measurement ton. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Charles Dickens He was on the outskirts of the little concourse, and could not see or hear what passed within; but one who had a better place, informed him that a widow woman had descried her son among the rioters. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Walter Scott He was a justice of peace, he informed her, as well as a clergyman. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Don Francisco Velasquez informed me, in 1870, that he had a powder which made the ants mad, so that they bit and destroyed each other. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

George Borrow The people of the house informed me that the nuts were intended for exportation, and that they never dreamt either of partaking of them themselves or of offering them to their guests. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Willa Cather One letter, from the chief of the medical staff in the mission school where Caroline Royce taught, informed Mr. Royce that his daughter was seriously ill in the mission hospital. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Watkin Tench Not seeing Barangaroo of the party, I asked for her, and was informed that she had violently opposed Baneelon’s departure. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Jacques Futrelle Why?” “She is not there,” the reporter informed him, “and the Greytons believe that you eloped with her. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

I am informed that there is a strong muscle attached to each of the large plumes in their wings. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

George Gissing I am informed on very good authority that one of his young gentlemen has the credit of it. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins Good-morning, Miss Gracedieu. Good-morning, Elizabeth.” She performed a magnificent curtsey, and (as Mrs. Tenbruggen’s experience of the stage informed me) made a very creditable exit. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Wilkie Collins Besides, it was due to the faithful friend, who was still working for her in the reading room, that he should be informed of Sir Jervis’s illness. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

She was most anxious to spare her husband, at present eighty-three years of age, the grief he must feel if informed of the full extent of the disaster. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Tobias Smolle Accordingly they set a proper watch, and lay concealed until they were informed of Trebasi’s having gone forth; when they mounted their horses, and rode into the neighbourhood of the castle. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Diana informed Mrs. Sheldon of her father’s wish that she should leave Bayswater. Before doing this, she had obtained the Captain’s consent to the revelation of her engagement to be married. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

As to the cause which was near making Milady lose her credit with the cardinal, Kitty knew nothing about it; but this time d’Artagnan was better informed than she was. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Of course, they have the current literature, which they skim over and discuss, so as to keep themselves informed about what is going on in the world. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

It must suffice to know that the world then existed; that men peopled it; that man’s nature, with its passions, sympathies, pains, and pleasures, informed the planet and gave it soul. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Wilkie Collins You informed me, in your regular monthly report, that she nearer did anything of the kind. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Wilkie Collins He informed me that Joseph was otherwise engaged. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Virginia Woolf Women in the Civil Services are not untrustworthy, Mr Baldwin informed us the other day. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

H. Rider Haggard I wish you would ask them for my trousers, Quatermain.” I asked accordingly, but was informed that these sacred relics had already been taken to the king, who would see us in the forenoon. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton But no; a super-butler, summoned at her request, informed her that Major Fenno had telephoned not to expect him that day, and that, as for his home address, the fact was he had never given it. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Jules Verne Their rapid descent alone had informed them of the dangers which they ran from the waves. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing The next day brought Mr. Forrest’s reply, a few coldly civil lines, stating that Agnes had been informed of everything. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

At breakfast I informed Mr. Burns that I had resigned my command. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Of that I have been informed by her maid, who believed that she had left Raynham for good. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Bram Stoker Come! I am informed that your supper is ready. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

He informed me that with us, Christians and white people, it is not the same as with the dusky and the yellow races. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Arnold Bennett These two men had not been previously informed of the precise object of the expedition, but now that they were safely afloat Hazell judged it expedient to give them some notion of it. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Ford Madox Ford Mark wondered if this boy was aware that his mother habitually informed every one whom she met that his father lived on women. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Thomas Hardy She informed me that her husband had gone out in a yacht, and I said it was a pity he didn’t take her with him for the airing. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

They laboured with a will, and before sunset Mr. Williams informed us that he would guarantee the engines for eight days, when we were starting on a dangerous cruise for four months. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

The doctor was here interrupted by Featherstone, who, with a yawn, informed him that it was eleven o’clock, and that human endurance had its limits. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

I always purposed, and still purpose, to yield, I have so informed M. de Commarin.” M. Daburon expected just such a reply; and it only strengthened his suspicions. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Arnold Bennett D’you know that he and mother never had a quarrel, nor anything near a quarrel?” “Well,” Edwin, nodding appreciatively, answered with an informed masculine air. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Tobias Smolle During their journey to Austria, Major Farrel, (that was the name of his fellow-traveller,) informed him of many circumstances touching his father’s house, to which himself was an utter stranger. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

When I returned to Perdita, I found that she had already been informed of the success of my undertaking. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jules Verne Toward the middle of that month of May the newspapers of Pennsylvania informed their readers of some strange occurrences in different parts of the state. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

George Meredith She informed him that she lived three streets off, where there were shops. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Borrow My friend, without a moment’s hesitation, informed the landlord that the note was a bad one, expressing at the time a great wish to see the Quaker gentleman who wanted to have it changed. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Walter Scott The Lord Keeper answered in the affirmative; but his interrogator was too well informed to be imposed upon. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Yes; it was quite true that they stood in need of a clerk, but what experience and what references had he to offer? He informed his interrogator that he had none. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Theodore Dreiser Her mother was informed by the housekeeper of the state of things. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Jules Verne There was no means of flight, and I leave you to imagine the rage of the Canadian when I informed him of our situation. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Caroline Lamb He informed her of her aunt’s illness and terror; he humbly, but firmly, urged her instantly to return. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Wilkie Collins She turned, and found herself face to face with one of her suitors at Maplesworth. I am informed that there is no necessity now for my suppressing the name. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell She and her pupils had returned by the field-way, as Mr Bradshaw informed his guests at dinner-time. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I remembered the cheerless claim that the human mind was no better than in its earliest period of savagery, only better informed — a statement I had never believed. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Ann Radcliffe You have already informed me of some particulars of your misfortunes. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

William Hope Hodgson Now, at this moment, the bo’sun came up, and called for George; but I informed him that he had run to the spring to bring me my sword. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Samuel Johnson The drover, when he had read the paper, delivered it privately to Macdonald; who, being thus informed of his danger, called his friends together, and provided for his safety. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

The prim maid-servant informed him that Mrs. Sheldon was at home, and asked if he would please to walk into the drawing-room. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

I informed Mr. Heathcliff, and he replied: “’Well, let her be till after the funeral; and go up now and then to get her what is needful; and, as soon as she seems better, tell me. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Charles Dickens Madame Dor informed me, in return, that a letter had come for your niece, which she knew to be in your handwriting. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Benjamin Disraeli Their leader, however, informed them that he had not felt it his duty to be so peremptory. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Theodore Dreiser It would be easier now, for Jennie had been informed of the disastrous prospects of the real-estate deal. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Stur Mr. Poole informed me that the ranges still continued to the north, but that they were changed in character, and he thought they would altogether terminate ere long. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Anthony Trollope In the first he tells her she shall be informed when Cæsar is coming — in the latter, that he is coming. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

He informed me afterwards that he was not gone more than a minute, but had I been asked I should have put the time down as at least a quarter of an hour. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Sidney Colvin It is further plain that the brothers were very insufficiently informed of the state of their affairs. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

G. K. Chesterton He informed the Company that they, the English, had always gone in hidden terror and loathing of the Pig, as a sacred symbol of evil. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

I had quite a talk with her,” Davidson informed him. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Theodore Dreiser Laughlin quite innocently informed her that he thought Miss Nowak had gone to one of the libraries to make up certain reports. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Anatole France But having been informed by letter that it was a question only of some peccadillo I had no other thought but to see you again. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

You ask me to become your wife—I, to whom, as I have just informed you, each moment is precious in the pursuit of an inquiry that affects a name far dearer to me than my own. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

His daughter Catharine, he informed the Don, had eloped from the convent of St. Sebastian, a place rich in delight. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Before entering his closet the king desired to be informed the moment the cardinal arrived. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arnold Bennett He requests that you shall be informed of this. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Thomas Hardy My father, of course, is not to be informed as yet. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He has been giving me a sketch of the methods by which he avoided the English police and kept himself informed of our movements. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

A moment after, Baron Giordano entered accompanied by the officers of justice, who, informed by him, came to put their seals on his effects. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Wilkie Collins In an hour more Peter informed me that the ponies were at the door, and that the Master was waiting for me in the outer hall. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Sinclair Lewis He informed himself that he had been a fool; that Emily — no, Miss Sarah Pardee! — was merely an enameled machine; and that he never wanted to see her again. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

He had simply informed him of Dain Waris’s armed party down the river. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

The Friar now presented the fatal paper to the Prioress, informed her of the manner in which he had found it, and added, that it was her business to decide, what penance the delinquent merited. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Jules Verne Soon the Canadian informed me that she was a large, armoured, two-decker ram. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Oliver Goldsmith I at first supposed they were assisting their mother; but little Dick informed me in a whisper, that they were making a wash for the face. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Arnold Bennett Albert informed her with solemnity that these two brothers were both down with measles, and that Auntie Hamps and Auntie Hilda had come to make up for their absence. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Guy de Maupassant A passer-by informed me that he was playing billiards in the cafe opposite; I went to the cafe opposite; he was not there. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Henry James He received a free rebuke, however, for forgetting it, and was informed of what he owed to Longmore’s complaisance. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Trollope She answered that it was being talked of by everybody down-stairs, and she repeated it now only because she thought it proper that “my lady” should be informed of what was going on. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

During this gust, it would have been impossible for us to have kept our feet; we crouched down under the shelter of a heap of stones, and, as we informed each other, looked most dismally pale. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Richard Burton This tomb she informed us is the property of a single woman, who visits it every evening, receives the contributions of the Faithful, prays, sweeps the pavement, and dusts the furniture. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Sinclair Lewis They informed the local committee, after they had gone, that the committee had promised to provide living quarters, and that was all there was to it. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

He stated that he had been the first to discover the murder, and then informed the coroner of the steps he had immediately taken. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Rafael Sabatini Towards the end of the repast Casanova informed them of the danger in which he stood. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

In the morning I informed the Banou, that having seen some wolves prowling about the tents, I feared that something unlucky might happen to her blood, and that I had buried it, caoûk and all. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Anatole France I informed her of M. d’Anquetil’s impetuous plans, and represented to her how important it was for her own interest, and for my and your safety, to make our escape sure by coming with us. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am informed that he is accompanied by Prince von Diss.’” “Otto! My husband!” Gertrude cried. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Wilkie Collins Lady Lundie’s apology, when she entered the library, informed her guests that she had been detained by some neighbors who had called at an unusually late hour. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The young man shamelessly stayed to dinner, and I am informed that they mean to be married in June. Kendal is full of your portrait; we are to see it tomorrow. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Meredith You are a deep reader of English poetry, I hope; she adores it, and the English Navy. She informed me that if she had been the English people she would have made Nelson king. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anthony Trollope Now it seemed to Mr Apjohn certain that, had the old man made such a change in his purpose, he would have informed his nephew of the fact. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins I was immediately informed that he was otherwise engaged, and could not possibly receive me. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

John Lewis Burckhard His secretary then informed me, that it was expected I should make some present to the Sheikh, and pay him, besides, the sum which I must have given for a guide. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Hardy In that case my father can be informed of the whole proceeding, and in the face of such wonderful success cannot disapprove. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Henry James The portress told him that she had arrived, with M. le Marquis, on the preceding day, and further informed him that if he desired to enter, Madame de Bellegarde and her son were both at home. The American by Henry James [1877]

The sound of firing, early on the following morning, informed us that advanced posts of the armies were engaged. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Benjamin Disraeli The Duke of St. James had duly informed his uncle, the Earl of Fitz-pompey, of the intended change in his condition, and in answer received the following letter:— ‘Fitz-pompey Hall, May, 18 —. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Charles Dickens That, the man sitting as President had then informed Doctor Manette that the prisoner must remain in custody, but should, for his sake, be held inviolate in safe custody. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Sir Walter Scott He was delighted when Ratcliffe informed him that his benefactor should not remain ignorant of the care which he took of his favourite. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

But presently the same lady informed me further: “He has come here amongst us un naufrage. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

I suppose you have been informed of the subsequent facts. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

George Meredith He informed me that he should write to the General, throwing up his office, and an end to his share in the business. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Henry Handel Richardson She had, he presumed, already been informed that this was not a visiting-day — and certainly not an hour for visitors. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

E. F. Benson When that was settled in a most sympathetic manner by a real policeman, Benjy informed him that Msslucas was a regular stunner, and began singing “You are Queen of my heart to-night. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Wilkie Collins A telegram from our messenger informed us that the lodge-keeper’s daughter and her husband had left New York, and that he was still in search of a trace of them. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Walter Besant It informed us, in fact, that there was nothing left. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Jacques Futrelle And after a moment a door creaked slightly on its hinges, and a breath of cool air informed Mr. Grimm that that open door, wherever it was, led to the outside, and freedom. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Jane Austen Captain Benwick had been seen flying by their house, with a countenance which showed something to be wrong; and they had set off immediately, informed and directed as they passed, towards the spot. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

The next day the matter was the sole topic of conversation everywhere, and the newspapers made every effort to ensure that their readers were duly informed as to everything that was taking place. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Being informed that the unfortunate object of his visit had just gone up-stairs to write a letter, he had leisure to sit down and observe the scene before him. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Jacques Futrelle He informed Mr. Randolph. The information, naturally enough, did not elevate the host’s enjoyment of the ball, and he did things hastily. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Joseph Furphy He informed me that the only available grass was to be found in the near end of Sam Young’s paddock, and proceeded to give me directions that a child might follow. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

The king likes rich colours, and I was solemnly informed that he will never wear anything but clothes like Bana. 4th. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Guy de Maupassant At half-past six in the morning they were informed that the gates were open and that people could now enter Antibes. They set out for the city, but failed to find their abandoned valises on the road. Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

George Gissing Not for the first time, he was asking himself what might be the actual nature and extent of her pecuniary resources, for he had never been definitely informed on that subject. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Nevertheless, I assure you, no one can more sincerely sympathize in that good fortune which has befallen my charming niece, and of which your last letter informed me, than I do. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Wilkie Collins They informed him that a pair of strong young men were going to run round the inclosure for a given number of turns, with the object of ascertaining which could run the fastest of the two. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Thomas Hardy Lady Grebe informed him that Barbara had not returned to the ball-room: she had gone to bed in sheer necessity. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Andrew Lang The radiant ‘orbicular’ spirit then informed her that they ‘must go westwards for game; how short-sighted you are!’ ‘The advice was taken and crowned by instant success. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Sir Richard Burton They informed him how all the gems stored in the lesser Treasury had been brought to them and used by them, but that the whole had proved insufficient. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

He was intensely annoyed, for, arranging with Lady Ardane that henceforth he should have all his meals in the housekeeper’s room, the latter lady had informed him that 7. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Robert Green Ingersoll If the farmer is not well informed it is his own fault. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

I can’t be informed why the Turks are more delicate on the subject of this mosque, than on any of the others, where what Christian pleases may enter without scruple. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Wilkie Collins It informed me that my father was dead, and that I was heir to his great fortune. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Having finished this work of bribery and corruption, he went in search of the ladies, only to be informed by the stewardess that they had left their cabins and had gone on deck. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

A brief examination informed him that despite the ghastly lividness of his hawk-like old face, Robinson was alive, though how long he might remain so was another matter. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells The reinstated Jimmy had to be informed and trained to deal with that affliction. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Jules Verne He remembered that the time of sailing had been changed, that he should have informed his master of that fact, and that he had not done so. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Jacques Futrelle Please keep me informed of any further change in his condition. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Henry James The reader scarcely needs to be informed that his real intention was to satisfy himself as to the kind of person his wife was walking with. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Jacques Futrelle Now, Señor, who lives here in the legation with you?” “My secretary, Señor Diaz, my daughter Inez, and just at the moment, a Miss Thorne—Miss Isabel Thorne,” the señor informed him. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

George Borrow But nothing would soothe him, and he informed me that he should not deliver up the books on any condition, save by a positive order of the government. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Ivan Turgenev Do you allow it?’ ‘The Malay informed you of this?’ asked Fabio. ‘In what manner? Why, he is dumb. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Washington Irving Mateo informed me in a whisper that she was the niece of Tia Antonia, and I found she was the good fairy who was to conduct us through the enchanted palace. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Wilkie Collins Gloody was thereupon told to set the animal free; and was informed at the same time that he would be instantly dismissed, if he mentioned to any living creature what he had just seen. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Anthony Trollope They boast, indeed, that not a man or a woman in the British Islands is now ignorant of his letters; but I am informed that the knowledge seldom approaches to any literary taste. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith A groom in the yard was hailed, and cheerily informed him he could be driven to Carlsruhe as soon as the coachman had finished his breakfast. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Thomas Hardy The note she had received from him that day had only informed her that Avice and himself had gone to be married immediately — whither she did not know. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

The last letter from Veronica informed me that the man had given up thief-catching, and was keeping, now, a little inn in the neighbourhood. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jules Verne The consul, informed of their intentions, conferred with Dr. Ferguson and Captain Bennet on the subject. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Samuel Johnson Yet when I have allowed to the universities of Scotland a more rational distribution of time, I have given them, so far as my inquiries have informed me, all that they can claim. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

In a short time they arrived at the Fort and were informed that Sir Frank had not yet returned, but was expected back every moment. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

He smiled whimsically and, in mock relief, informed me the special constables had all been disbanded, and he hoped he might never see them again. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Leon Trotsky Even the poor minister of justice, Perevyerzev, was not informed of it. My Life by Leon Trotsky

F. Scott Fitzgerald He informed Anthony confidentially as to the purpose for which these latter were reserved. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Anthony Trollope We are, however, informed that he has refused the offer and that the situation has been accepted by Mr. Quiverful, the vicar of Puddingdale. So much we think is due to Hiram redivivus. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall I suppose Old Scout informed you that I was going into a decline, but I beg to differ. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Leon Trotsky When I asked how and to where I was to be deported, I received the answer that I would be informed of this in European Russia by the representative of the GPU who was to meet me there. My Life by Leon Trotsky