Phrases with "interrupted"

E. F. Benson The Duchess at the tea-table--” “What a big cake!” interrupted Diva professionally. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Was I, madame?” persisted the governess —“bear witness for me?” “I have told you my mind, Mademoiselle de Barras,” interrupted Marston; “I will have no altercation, if you please. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

But since,” continued Henry. “You have repented, brother?” interrupted D’Alençon. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Walter Scott Thus far alone I will concede to Douglas — an instant truce, provided the lady shall not be interrupted in her retreat to England, and the combat be fought out upon another day. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

But Eleanore went in, and she can tell you ——” “We will question Miss Eleanore Leavenworth later,” interrupted the coroner, but very gently for him. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins If you had seen the places I have slept in at sea —!” She interrupted him, without ceremony. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Dripping with wet were they, like three drowned men at the resurrec — Ahem!” interrupted Hugh, recollecting that the comparison he meditated might not suit the doctor’s ideas of propriety. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Arthur Conan Doyle Just except a little drop for the likes of you, and — and —” “And you couldn’t wash yourself,” interrupted his companion gravely, staring up at his grimy visage. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

He seemed to have forgotten that he had asked his old friend’s advice; nor did he appear in any way desirous of renewing the interrupted conversation. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton A tap on her door interrupted these musings, to one aspect of which Bessy Amherst’s entrance seemed suddenly to give visible expression. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

In the coffin, too, cut to pieces —” “Rubbish! rubbish!” interrupted Braddock, peering into the depths of the packing case. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope He is interrupted in his tale, for the sad hand of destruction has fallen upon the MS., and his arguments have come to us unfinished. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

He ——” “How do you know this?” interrupted Larose, with his eyes opened very wide. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

H. G. Wells At this point Carnac interrupted with a whooping and great violence, and a volley of obscure French colloquialisms. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Charles Dickens Barbara was sitting up for me when I returned, and was about to address me with some worldly speculative remark, when I interrupted her quickly. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Thomas Wolfe And you’ve lived here with us just the same as the rest of us, for you know very well that ——” “Sure,” Nora interrupted in a richly sentimental tone. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The doctor —” “It is well,” interrupted M. Daburon. “Let us leave that for the present. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton He interrupted her with a laugh. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Presently the sounds of a flute coming out of the open window of a lighted upstairs room in a modest house interrupted his dismal reflections. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

I’ve explored all round this landing and ——” “No,” interrupted Cecily sharply; “I’ve got an idea. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Rudyard Kipling One of his listeners interrupted him as he was singing. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

H. G. Wells Presently, while Mr. Fotheringay was dealing with the miracle of the third egg, the minister interrupted with a fluttering extended hand — “It is possible,” he said. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There’s a lot of opium been changing hands lately—” Cheshire interrupted with a smile. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Here he begged me to be seated, and here we were ever and anon interrupted by intruding juveniles, the banging of doors, and the shrill clamour of young voices in the hall and garden. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Sir Walter Scott The whizzing of shafts and of missiles, on both sides, was only interrupted by the shouts which arose when either side inflicted or sustained some notable loss. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Wilkie Collins If I had only had myself to think of, I would have begged my bread in the streets rather than return to him —’” I interrupted the narrative at that point. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Jacques Futrelle Go on,” Hatch interrupted impatiently. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Walter Scott Meantime the two young Glendinnings were each wrapped up in his own reflections, and only interrupted in them by the signal to move bedward. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Wilkie Collins After the first five minutes of my arrival, I adapted myself again to my old way of life at Mr. Sherwin’s, as easily as if I had never interrupted it for a single day. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

He was chattering in evident dread that he would be interrupted and the conversation cut short. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Say, what kind of a low-down, lyin’ cattle-rustler are you, anyhow?” “Shut up, Jimmy,” interrupted Holloway at last, although he had listened to the arraignment with a grin of pure enjoyment. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Well, this poor, ill-used Frau Margaret—” “Tut, tut, my man,” interrupted the landlady. In the Confessional by Amelia B. Edwards

Anthony Trollope It was destined that his thoughts should be interrupted by no very friendly hand. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

You were at a distance, you say, Richard; Bethel, also, could not have been —” “It was not Bethel who did it,” interrupted Richard; “it was an impossibility. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Ford Madox Ford The melody had indeed, after a buzz, changed to a languorous and interrupted variation of a waltz. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When Patani told me—” “What did he tell you?” Cheshire interrupted abruptly. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Wilkie Collins I believe I had arrived at the last, worst part of my confession, when he interrupted me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Then ——” “But why?” interrupted Stone. “What should he want to murder the Canon for, an inoffensive clergyman of whom everyone speaks well?” Larose shook his head wearily. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You would not ask me, I know, unless—unless——” “You need have no fear,” he interrupted calmly; “it is a very little thing. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Jules Verne As to whether the ascent will take more or less time —” “In any case, Mr. Smith,” interrupted I, “you and I are fully resolved to pursue our quest to the end. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Anthony Trollope But here Julia Weston interrupted me. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Everyone said ——” “Nagging wives,” interrupted Lord Thralldom sharply. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Miles Franklin I ate another fig and apricot, a mulberry or two, and was interrupted in the perusal of my book by the clatter of galloping hoofs approaching along the road. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Wilkie Collins When there is a better opportunity, I may have a word to say —” He was apparently interrupted by something that he saw in the conservatory. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

I make it a rule to read the paper on the boat —— Hold on!” he interrupted himself to prevent Corey from paying his fare to the man who had come round for it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins Mat’s arrival had interrupted him just at the moment when he was going to Mrs. Thorpe’s room, to describe to her the Presentation ceremony which she had not been well enough to attend. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Something had flashed suddenly into my mind and I had been about to follow up the line of thought when I had been interrupted and I had let whatever it was go. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

George Gissing They interrupted their sipping of green Chartreuse to drink it in brimming glasses of claret. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James That entertainment was interrupted however for the time by the Colonel’s departure. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

He was very little obliged to his disturber, and dismissed him with a renewed charge that he was not to be interrupted again during the night. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Wilkie Collins On the deserted billiard-table, the positions of the ‘cues’ and balls showed traces of an interrupted game. The Twin Sisters by Wilkie Collins [1851]

Sinclair Lewis Like a small boy among scornful elder brothers, he babbled things he did not especially want to say, he interrupted them with uneasy questions that he did not particularly want answered. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing I’m afraid, my dear, as—you know—the disappointment—’ Lydia interrupted with firmness. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

In accordance with this view it seems, if we turn to geological evidence, that organisation on the whole has advanced throughout the world by slow and interrupted steps. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

You did not come here to scare me to death, for fun, did you?” The boy tried to explain in imperfect English, but very soon Lingard interrupted him. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

George Gissing Their conversation at breakfast this morning was interrupted by the arrival of letters; two of them particularly welcome, for they bore a colonial postmark. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Andrew Lang My father ——” “Your father, I dare say, got something to eat when he was hungry!” interrupted the Prince. “Oh! certainly,” answered the Fairy, “and you also shall have supper directly. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She was surprised and pained when one of the guests interrupted her, and, justifying the treatment she had received at Venice, declared himself her natural son. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

I stopped there with him until about half-past five and then ——” “Can it be proved what time you left your home?” interrupted Inspector Skewes sharply. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

A game of darts which was going on at the other end of the room interrupted itself for perhaps as much as thirty seconds. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Sir Walter Scott The squire, it seems, wanted a set of drawings made up, of which Mannering had done the first four, but was interrupted by his hasty departure in his purpose of completing them. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

George Meredith Bergamasc and Brescian friends of her husband’s, have imagined that she interrupted or diverted his studies. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Mr. Jones interrupted him without heat. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

On her return to Paris she will feel very lonely, and as I am so often alone —” “Micheline!” interrupted Serge, with astonishment. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Anthony Trollope Of course she would have been disappointed had Aunt Julia come and interrupted her jumping. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo The honourable gentleman who deigns to be here present — ” The justice of the quorum interrupted his speech to salute Barkilphedro, who returned the bow. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I could ——” “Thank you, young man,” interrupted Carter, sharply, “but that’s not our way over here. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Wilkie Collins His daughter had interrupted him at that critical moment in a man’s reflections, when he is on the point of making up his mind. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I think then he’d know that ——” But what I was going to say was interrupted by the entrance of the officer who had brought me to the room. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

I won’t be interrupted by my own child. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Maria Edgeworth As soon as the pension is doubled, I will speak to Mad. de Coulanges about M. de Brisac.” “For Heaven’s sake, do not!” interrupted Emilie; “for you would do me the greatest possible injury. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope There was much whispering, and many opinions had been given as to the steps which it would be well that the hunt should take if interrupted in their sport. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He was about to embark on new explanations when Pugatchéf interrupted him. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Abraham Merri Then take Sharane swiftly and pass her out to Gigi. We will follow —” “The first part of the plan is good, Wolf,” interrupted the Persian, smoothly. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Edith Wharton She interrupted him with an exclamation of astonishment. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Maria Edgeworth Here, sir, I will rest my cause; but I might farther plead —’” “Plead no more for or against me, Mowbray,” interrupted I, angrily turning from him, for I could bear it no longer. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

My idea on the subject is ——” “Would you be so kind as not to give utterance to your ideas until I have been able to form some for myself?” interrupted a voice from the doorway. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim I—I told him—’ “‘What did you tell him?’ he interrupted hoarsely. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Do you remember some time ago, we —’ ‘Yes, yes,’ Sir Hannibal interrupted again; ‘of course. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Algernon Blackwood Indeed, unless Sir William had positively assured me —” “My friend has sent you to me,” the doctor interrupted gravely, with a gentle note of authority, “and that is quite sufficient. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Robert Cecil and Egerton, however, to whom he immediately applied for assistance, were able between them to get him out of this difficulty, and his public duties were not interrupted again. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

But a few nights ago I was dining out, and met a chap called Durwin —” “Scotland Yard man,” interrupted Dan, nodding several times. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Virginia Woolf The famished animal —” “I shall be out of it anyway,” Mr. Thornbury interrupted peevishly. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Wilkie Collins Everything now depended on Nugent. And Nugent’s own lips had told me that he could not depend on himself! It was a relief to me when Grosse interrupted her. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Sir Walter Scott You have already interrupted one pater, two aves, and a credo, which I, miserable sinner that I am, should, according to my vow, have said before moonrise. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Old Sarah——” “What was her illness?” interrupted Lady Whitney. “My lady, that is more than I can tell you, more, I fancy, than any one could have told. A Curious Experience by Ellen Wood [1883]

Guy de Maupassant The guest drinks and goes off with a grave step to resume his interrupted walk beneath the trees. My Twenty-Five Days (Mes Vingt-cinq Jours) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Beatrice, who liked not to be left out of any discourse, interrupted Benedick with saying, “I wonder that you will still be talking, Signior Benedick: nobody marks you. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Herman Melville Hark, what Himalayas of concussions!” “You interrupted yourself; your special business you were about to speak of. The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman Melville

She said — ” “My girl!” interrupted old Tabaret severely, “one always hears wrong through key-holes. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

He was that cattle-maimer the police are so anxious to get hold of now and ——” “I don’t believe it,” interrupted Larose. His tone was incredulous. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

He is all that is good and noble, and I am assured, Violet, that as a second father ——” Vixen interrupted her with a cry of horror. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing And Louis’s letter in reply was so manly, so noble ——” “He wrote so?” Langley interrupted eagerly. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Walter Scott In the course of their business they were interrupted by an old woman of the lower rank, extremely haggard in look, and wretched in her appearance, who thrust herself into the council room. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Charles Dickens Things are not quite in train with us yet, for my partner, Mr. Wilding, is reorganising the domestic part of our establishment, and is interrupted by some private affairs. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

He saw nothing but a blurred and moving object, but the moans were more distinct than ever, interrupted at briefer intervals by sharper shrieks. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

It was ——” “But why did they show it you?” interrupted Dr. Gottlieb sharply. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Let us sit down here — we shan’t be interrupted — and just answer your wretched friend, Rachel, two or three questions, and hear what she has to say. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf She had been about to say, when Basket and Bartholomew interrupted with the tea things, nothing changes. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Marjorie Bowen There is the entailed property in Genoa; I will make that over to you——” “Nay,” interrupted Marius hotly, “that is poor charity, my lord. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

For a week Charles was confined to his bed by a slow fever, interrupted by violent attacks which resembled epileptic fits. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy JUDE’S reverie was interrupted by the creak of footsteps ascending the stairs. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

He seemed to have been puzzled by what he saw, for he interrupted himself in his narrative more than once to exclaim, “He nearly slipped from me there. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Hippodrome you know, is a big ——” “Yes, I believe I’ve heard of it,” interrupted Marcia, “but I want to know about this stunt you’re doing. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Von Arnim Though appearances are against you —” “I wonder why you say that,” interrupted Fanny. “Your and my appearances aren’t the same, but I don’t see that either of them is against us. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Read the damnedest interview you gave out —” Dick interrupted with an agonized expression. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Walter Scott Yet all this fair variety, however, differing from the waste and wilderness of his own land, interrupted not the course of Quentin’s regrets and sorrows. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

My three belles interrupted me perpetually with little silly questions and uncalled-for remarks, to some of which I made no answer, and to others replied very quietly and briefly. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

At this point in the proceedings they were interrupted by the sound of a brass band. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope She had told him that she was solitary and unhappy; and after that what else could he have done but ask her to be his wife? The old countess, however, arrived and interrupted him. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Ah! Donna Rodolpha, might I but hope for your approbation of my love! Might I but confess the name of my Mistress without incurring your resentment!’ She interrupted me. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Take, for instance, the case of the tailor, the unfortunate Dereme, without me —” “I thank you for your advice,” interrupted M. Daburon, “and will profit by it. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

E. F. Benson It was she who ruined my nerves by always rushing and flying about in every direction——” Maud interrupted him gently. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

I intend ——” “But how do you know all this about the house?” interrupted Stone. “Have you been inside?” “No, but that Thompson woman has told me. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Andrew Lang He approached the topic of Bibles, but here his tyrant, with a fierce yet timid glance, interrupted him. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Henry James She did not, during these dreadful days, talk continuously; she had long periods of pale, intensely anxious, watchful silence, interrupted by outbreaks of passionate argument, entreaty, invocation. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Henry James I should have liked it better if it had been Muniment. But if they didn’t send to him —” Schinkel interrupted himself; the remainder of his sentence was lost in a cloud of smoke. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Jules Verne Up there, installed at his ease, he resumed his interrupted repast, and gathered the fruits which were within his reach. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Victor Hugo The wind, which had become more and more restless, was now and then interrupted by those pauses which foretell the approach of a storm. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I only defended my own life in fair combat, and with equal weapons ——” Marie-Anne interrupted him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

John Galsworthy Soames interrupted suddenly: “If he doesn’t comply we can’t bring proceedings for six months. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

It needed only the quickest of glances for them to realise they were looking upon the remnants of an interrupted meal. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Anthony Trollope Then she was interrupted by Herr Molk. “A worthy man; I know him well,—well,—well. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Thomas Love Peacock A deep silence among the attendant crowd accompanied this action of the friar; interrupted only by the hollow tone of the death-bell, at long and dreary intervals. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

And she —” “Bosh!” interrupted Mallow roughly, “he would give himself away. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

But I interrupted him angrily: “I am not ill. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

With forty millions you might —” “Ten millions,” interrupted D’Artagnan. “Not a million, my dear captain. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Sinclair Lewis He’ll ——” Juanita had been licking her lips and staring at Carol. She interrupted her husband, “Yes, I do think Harry ought to fix it up with him. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne He then returned by the same way, listening attentively to the subterranean mutterings which rolled like long-continued thunder, interrupted by deafening explosions. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Wilkie Collins Well, you see, ma’am, Doctor Joyce — ” “How is he?” interrupted Valentine, handing Mrs. Peckover a cup of tea. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Any girl in my then circumstances might have fallen for ——” “That’ll do,” interrupted Stone brusquely. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

I will then take her place and —” “You shall both go to bed, sister,” interrupted Noel, sadly. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

E. F. Benson A loud explosion interrupted these agreeable reflections and the car drew up. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

When you came down this morning, what did you ——?” “Oh! if you please, Doctor,” interrupted Carter, “we’ll ask her what we want. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

He is so excited over his good fortune that he —” “I shall not make allowance,” interrupted Mrs. Jasher angrily. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Nathaniel Hawthorne But the Loco–Focos — ” “I do not like these party nicknames,” interrupted her sister, who seemed remarkably touchy about some points. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Jack London He interrupted her when she gave the lines: “And her eyes should be my light while the sun went out behind me, And the viols in her voice be the last sound in my ear. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

The bride — Mrs. Ronald Grain ——” “You brute!” interrupted the detective furiously, “you devil. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

George Gissing This he did now, after imprinting a kiss upon the outlined lips, and at once he recovered his interrupted zeal, and so laboured far into the night. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Speak of a wolf—” “And you will hear the rustling of his wings,” interrupted Blazius, with a peal of laughter. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Papa says —” “Barbara, dear,” interrupted Mrs. Hare, glancing round the room with dread, and speaking in a deep whisper, “I have had one of those dreadful dreams again. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Louisa May Alcott His meals were interrupted by the frequent flight of the presiding genius, who deserted him, half-helped, if a muffled chirp sounded from the nest above. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Her reverie was interrupted by her brother. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

But he interrupted me without any ceremony. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

The interrupted conversations were resumed in their proper tone, grave or light. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

H. G. Wells She took over the elucidation of M. Dupont, and only interrupted it to tell Miss Greeta Grey how pleasant it was to have another woman with her in this strange world. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The old fellow, your friend ——” “He’s out of town,” interrupted Richard. “No, he’sh not. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Gertrude Stein But I interrupted him, you must remember that I do not want to make these books expensive. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Indeed, indeed, you know him not!’ interrupted Miss Teresa, well knowing there was nothing to fear, but wishing to make the interview resemble a scene in some romantic novel. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

It might save ——” “No, no,” interrupted Larose sternly, “there must not be the slightest attempt to keep anything back. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Anthony Trollope As she continued to tell her story he interrupted her from time to time with good-natured little words, and then, when she had done, he asked after Luke Rowan’s worldly means. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson It was the first time she had interrupted him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Joyce interrupted in much confusion, looking at her master. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

F. Scott Fitzgerald You seemed to be a hard worker — a little inclined perhaps to write fancy copy ——” “I just got tired of it,” interrupted Amory rudely. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The medical man was instantly sent for, and every remedy was tried, but — ’ ‘How frightful!’ interrupted the horror-stricken Kitterbell. ‘The child died, of course. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Guy de Maupassan The icy air of the drawing-room froze the very marrow of their bones, and the baroness was seized by a fit of coughing, interrupted at intervals by a sneeze. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Theodore Dreiser He —” “We don’t mind what they pick up around the yard,” interrupted the detective, “but he was throwing it off the cars to half a dozen others. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle His thoughts were interrupted at last by the entrance of the Commandant. There was a complacent smile upon his broad German face. The Pot of Caviare by Arthur Conan Doyle [1908]

Arthur Machen It seemed trivial to be interrupted by such questions; he had not even time to think of the book he had recommenced so eagerly, much less of this labor of long ago. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Jules Verne It appears to me, therefore, that it is my privilege and duty on this occasion to exercise my prerogative, and —” “But, sir,” interrupted Johnson, rather nettled at his sang froid. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Wilkie Collins I have done my duty to the best of my ability —” The Count interrupted him — not by words, but only by pointing to the bed. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

If that is the case you will be a source of danger, such as Sir Charles was and —” “I’ll look after myself,” interrupted Laurance grimly. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Porthos, however, did not stir; for true it is that, having dined exceedingly well, he was fast asleep in his armchair; and the freedom of conversation therefore was not interrupted by a third person. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry James Ce n’est pas pour vous blesser, but the hole you Americans can make —— ’ Laura interrupted immediately, holding up her head; Lady Davenant had dropped her hand and she had receded a step. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson A noise like that of a wet finger on the window-pane interrupted Mr. Huddlestone’s tale; and in an instant we were all four as white as paper, and sat tongue-tied and motionless round the table. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then ——” “But surely she had known all along that he was married,” interrupted Larose. “It was public knowledge. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

We are ——” “We are quite different from the common people, Archdeacon,” interrupted her ladyship with some heat, “and we represent something that they do not. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

We were just that little bit too late and think ——” “I’m not interested in what you think,” interrupted Mangan sharply. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

The evil was not in me, Captain Lingard.” “And where else confound you! Where else?” interrupted Lingard, raising his voice. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jacques Futrelle Perhaps later I’ll be able to——” “I beg your pardon,” the expert interrupted courteously, and there was a slight expression of surprise on his thin scarred face. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Some relative of hers has kept it hitherto, has made money by it, and is retiring——” “Will Mrs. Selwyn like that—to be a schoolmistress?” interrupted Cattledon, craning her neck. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

You are afraid of each other, and ——” “Thank you, that will do, Mr. Jones,” Mrs. Scrutton interrupted coldly. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Jack London He interrupted again and again with comment and criticism. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

She may not have your renown nor rank, still —” “I know my own knowing,” interrupted the lady rather violently, and crushing her meek husband with a look. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne So much happiness was not likely to be interrupted by the sorrow of long separation. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

H. G. Wells Cavor seems to have sent most of it without interference, but to have been interrupted in the concluding portion. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

They resumed their interrupted flight, this time over the mountains, and in full sunlight. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Will you unlock that door or shall I?’ “An angry snarl interrupted her. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser Of course, in this case —” “I know all about that,” interrupted Cowperwood, irritably. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim I really must—” “Bobby,” Susan interrupted severely, “I am ashamed of you. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Marjorie Bowen He entered softly, yet confident of being neither interrupted nor observed. The Folding Doors by Marjorie Bowen

Guy de Maupassant At last we both went to sleep with that uncomfortable slumber of the railway carriage, which is interrupted by horrible cramps in the arms and neck, and by the sudden stoppages of the train. The Rondoli Sisters by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Wilkie Collins His reflections were interrupted by the appearance of an idle young member of the club, with whom he was acquainted. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

E. F. Benson I shall--” “Oh, look,” interrupted Georgie. “There’s Benjy playing golf with the Padre. There! He missed the ball completely, and he’s stamping with rage. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Algernon Blackwood The talks and intimacies with our mother, then, were largely over; the reknitting of an interrupted relationship was fairly accomplished; she had asked her questions, and listened to my answers. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Jules Verne He had been poring over it for more than an hour when Glenarvan interrupted him and said: “Paganel! I appeal to your sagacity. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

He had remained secluded there since he had dismissed the false woman into the outer world, and with that (as he believed) the spirit that had interrupted his work. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

It is not only you that it threatens; there is another also——” “Oh, my goodness!” interrupted Nancy, in her childish way. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Algernon Blackwood From planetary spirits down to elementals, they’re concerned with the building up of form in the various kingdoms —” “Yes, yes,” Povey interrupted impatiently. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Maria Edgeworth The arrival of her husband interrupted these thoughts. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

George Berkeley Whenever the course of nature is interrupted by a miracle, men are ready to own the presence of a superior agent. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

Virginia Woolf Rather to my relief the sight of the mark interrupted the fancy, for it is an old fancy, an automatic fancy, made as a child perhaps. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

She came at last to Mrs. Hughes. “Mrs. Hughes,” interrupted Miss Deveen, “I am glad of that, Anna, for I want to see her. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

But now that George has taken to sending me money over from Canada——” “Burden!” interrupted Tom, laughingly. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Guy de Maupassant I had a sort of mistrust ——” The defendant Brument interrupted the witness hastily, saying: “I was full. A Sale (À vendre) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Ann Radcliffe One night as he lay ruminating on the past, in melancholy dejection, the stillness of the place was suddenly interrupted by a low and dismal sound. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Abraham Merri Marakinoff’s earnestness became intense; O’Keefe interruptedappeared to question. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

A knock at the door interrupted him, and his face resumed its amiable expression. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Juliet has called several times —” “More than that,” interrupted Juliet in her turn, “both Basil and I have called nearly every month. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Thomas Love Peacock The conversation was interrupted by the re-appearance of Mr Toobad, covered with mud. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock