Phrases with "interrupted"

Jack London But he interrupted passionately. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Imagination —” “Be still, Barbara,” he interrupted in a tone of pain. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

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

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

If you were an Englishman, you would —” “What was your yacht?” Schomberg interrupted as impatiently as he dared; for this harping on nationality jarred on his already tried nerves. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Guy de Maupassan Suddenly, while he was discussing an opinion, he exclaimed: “But you have already said that to me often, and I answered you —” She interrupted him with a burst of laughter. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

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

Robert Louis Stevenson The interrupted skirmish still survived in ill-feeling; and the instant the guests departed it would break forth again as bitterly as ever. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing Why, if I were in his place——’ Sibyl interrupted with her mellow laughter. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Wilkie Collins We were interrupted — too soon interrupted — by the call-boy. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Rudyard Kipling It was a simple one, interrupted by tears. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Later, I went down again——” “I beg your pardon, Captain Tanerton,” interrupted the lawyer; “what time do you make it—that second visit?” “It must have been nearly nine o’clock. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim A knock at the door interrupted his reflections. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

The symptoms——” “A chill?—bah!” interrupted Monsieur Podevin. “We shall know more after the post-mortem,” he added, taking up his hat. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle They interrupted him after a few sentences. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Perhaps you —” “And he killed white men!” interrupted Nina. “I regret to say they were white. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

G. K. Chesterton Still, by every principle of intellectual justice, I am bound to ask you now and seriously whether you wish to continue our interrupted relations. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

He studies criminology ——” “Criminology!” interrupted Larose, frowning. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Algernon Blackwood His voice, coming quickly, was cool, its tone measured: “And you will come to see him the moment I let you know,” he interrupted abruptly. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Guy de Maupassant Is not that so, Melie?” The president of the court interrupted him. The Fishing Hole (Le Trou) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

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]

The next peasant who passes —” “But I have money,” interrupted Maurice, unbuckling a belt filled with gold, which he had put on under his clothing on the night of the revolt. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton She interrupted passionately: “But I do — I do. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Henry James Laura interrupted him; she said she didn’t care about it and he almost irritated her by telling her she was kind. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

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]

Speaking of the strange manifestations of the affection of women, I—” “Yes, yes,” interrupted Judson Tate; “they have peculiar ways. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

During the next thirty hours the steady towing was interrupted once. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Olaf Stapledon But long before I had completed my history, the work began to be interrupted by visits to the adult world. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

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]

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

Theodore Dreiser I shouldn’t want to — ” “You need not trouble about that at all,” interrupted Mr. Withers. “We can arrange that to your entire satisfaction at any time. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells We interrupted each other more and more rudely. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

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]

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]

Her meditations were interrupted by a knock upon the door. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

My meditations were interrupted by a tremendous noise and conflict in another part of the café. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

James Payn I know what you are going to say, that you always told me how it would be”—— “No, indeed, Walter,” interrupted Arthur kindly. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

And when it was asked, who was the murderer, and where he was”— “Why, then, it was answered,” interrupted Toad-in-the-hole, “Non est inventus. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

Algernon Blackwood Is that accomplished without intelligence?” “Ask our new patient,” interrupted Devonham, wiping his glasses with unnecessary thoroughness. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Willa Cather You interrupted me when I was watching the stone. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

But it seems to me —” “I suppose,” interrupted the other contemptuously, “that you believe Lenin is a real friend of the proletariat?” “Yes, I do,” answered the soldier, suffering. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Watkin Tench After much calling, finding that they did not come, we continued our progress until it was again interrupted by a creek, over which we threw a tree and passed upon it. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

His thoughts were interrupted and his difficulties miraculously solved by heavy footsteps behind him. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Each servant was at his post; and the occupations, interrupted during the past six weeks, resumed without confusion. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

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]

Virginia Woolf The conversation need not be interrupted while you consult it; nor its amenity disturbed. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

The conversation was interrupted by the arrival of a young Pensioner who informed the Domina that She was waited for in the Parlour. The old Lady rose, kissed the cheek of Agnes, and retired. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Whereabouts do you live —” “Oh, by God! By God!” interrupted Anthony, clenching his fists passionately. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

The noise had reached its height, and the champagne was going about, when the Squire interrupted with a “Hush, hush!” and the babel ceased. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

He told us ——” “Hush, hush,” interrupted Carter, “Shillington’s here. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

George Gissing On the second morning after that, he interrupted his work to sit down and pen a short letter. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

I had —— But the doctor interrupted rudely. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Copies were put up at the corners of the streets; and even they who had begun to open negotiations interrupted them, being resolved to await the succor so pompously announced. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope The elm trees interrupted their view, so that they could only look out through the spaces between their trunks. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Perhaps then ——” “You come with me, Dr. Hoop–Brown,” interrupted Mr. Muffins very sternly. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Wilkie Collins If he interrupted — the sweet-tempered clergyman submitted, and went on. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Walter Scott Bridgenorth interrupted any farther progress of this menaced hostility. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

G. K. Chesterton Anyhow, our argument was never interrupted until it began to reach its conclusion in the proper form; which is conviction. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Virginia Woolf And over the fireplace the usual picture —” “Stop!” North interrupted her. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Monsieur Pambe, you know, is a witch gentleman; he—” The words of the young girl were interrupted by a startling thing. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

My wife — ” “Your what?” interrupted Mr Vladimir in his guttural Central Asian tones. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

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]

Now the way back to the hall is right along the passage, up those few steps and ——” “No, no,” interrupted Harland, “that’s a long way round. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Then I saw the white face of the hearse-driver looking at me through the coffin-lid ——” A sob from Tessie interrupted me. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

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

Henry James And he was going on, but she interrupted him— “You came to say something dreadful, very likely; though I hoped you would see it was better not But just tell me this before you begin. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

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

She timidly answered, she was no goddess, but a simple maid, and was going to give him an account of herself, when Prospero interrupted her. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

She would play for time until she had told Larose. She interrupted sharply, “Then please don’t talk about it any more. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

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

If he can affect you-” “What on earth harm-” Sir Bernard began, and was interrupted by the priest. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

He was anxious to fit one delicate bit of mechanism into another, and he was continually interrupted by visitors. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James The impression had, in strictness, nothing unprecedented; but she felt it as something new, and the soundlessness of her step gave her time to take in the scene before she interrupted it. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

He died, and —” “Did you kill Miss Loach also?” interrupted Jennings, casting a glance over his shoulder to make sure that the clerk was noting all this. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

But here Leonine interrupted her with desiring her to say her prayers. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Virginia Woolf A loud knocking at the door interrupted them. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

John Lewis Burckhard Here commences the plain of the Haouran, which is interrupted by numerous insulated hills, on the declivities, or at the foot of which, most of the villages of the Haouran are seated. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

E. Phillips Oppenheim Would the young man who had just interrupted do his, and enroll his name for drill and national service that evening?—and so on. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

You would like one that sails as rapidly as——” “Lightning,” interrupted Mordaunt. “Then mine is the boat you want, sir. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The whole house was searched for it, the servants were uncomfortable ——” “And was it found, miss?” interrupted Lettice, too eager to let her finish. Sophie Chalk by Ellen Wood [1869]

George Gissing Mrs. Grail interrupted once or twice with a question or a comment. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

I had better withdraw ——’” Here Mr. Hardie interrupted him with sorrowful dignity: “These are mere family matters; if you are a man, respect them. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

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]

H. G. Wells And what I want you to understand is this — ” “But whereabouts?” interrupted Mr. Marvel. “Here! Six yards in front of you. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Charles Dickens Meantime we have gone on strengthening in our friendship and regard and forming an attachment which, I trust and believe, will only be interrupted by death, to be renewed in another existence. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

James Payn Your future”—— “You owe me nothing, my dear Lady, that you have not paid again and again, I am sure,” interrupted the waiting-maid hurriedly. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Then, with a “Now, then!” from the chief, and the sound of a breath expelled through clenched teeth, they would accomplish the interrupted revolution and begin another. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

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]

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]

The dreams of both were interrupted by the Vicar’s sonorous blessing, and they shook their ears, and kneeled down, and their dreams came back again. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

Robert Louis Stevenson But these were interrupted by spells of melancholia and brooding silence, when the boy was little better than unbearable. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

E. T. A. Hoffmann Master Wacht was not altogether displeased at having his painful meditations interrupted in this way. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Sinclair Lewis He interrupted with an urgent, “When can you get away from the hospital for dinner? Tonight?” “Why —” “Please!” “All right. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

I—” “You are frightened,” interrupted Mr. Jones. “What is the matter?” “I don’t want any scandal in my place. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Wilkie Collins It was close on the time for the striking of the hour, when a third person interrupted the proceedings — that person being no other than Madame Fontaine again. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Elizabeth Von Arnim And you know the lines about the kindred points, don’t you —” “Oh yes, I know them,” interrupted Mrs. Wilkins impatiently. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

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

Guy de Maupassan But her words had taken a howling, shrieking tone; they were a continuous cry interrupted by sobbings. A Queer Night in Paris (Une Soirée) by Guy de Maupassan

The mere assertion of another woman’s suspicions on the subject ought not ——” But here Mr. Gryce interrupted me. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The photographs failed to discover the owner of the knife, and to explain its interrupted inscription. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

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]

After the first words he interrupted her: “This is your own story you are telling me. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

If he —” “Barbara, you are keeping me in suspense,” interrupted Mrs. Hare, who had also grown white. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Then ——” “Then what were her exact words?” interrupted Stone. “Her exact words, please?” Beatrice thought for a moment. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Besides, it is very hard to be obliged to unveil such sad secrets, the revelation of which may sometimes —” M. Daburon interrupted with a gesture. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Therefore, then, sire—” “Monsieur,” interrupted the king, “remember your words of yesterday. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

I’ll write to the department if you like, Maloney. Or if there’s any tobacco, or newspa—” “There’s nothing,” interrupted Dicky, shortly, “but this. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

So there’s the poor cretur a raving and a dying, and you —” “Let I speak!” interrupted Dummie in his turn. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Now —” “Who told you that?” interrupted Bethel. “That is not the question. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

But Captain Asterley only resembled Othello insomuch that he was not easily jealous; so the harmony of the evening was not interrupted by his evil passions. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Jules Verne The return to the plateau of Prospect Heights would, therefore, be followed by extensive agricultural labors, interrupted only by the projected expedition through the island. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

I will take nothing less than ——” But Larose, who had at last realized what had happened, interrupted quickly: “I am sorry, sir,” he said, “but a mistake has been made. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Anatole France Was it possible? Was it —” He interrupted her: “Have some pity for me. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

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

H. G. Wells Benham interrupted and protested with heat. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Henry James She interrupted her journey to pay a visit to her son, who at San Remo, on the Italian shore of the Mediterranean, had been spending a dull, bright winter beneath a slow-moving white umbrella. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Guy de Maupassan Here and there where the steep gorge is interrupted by a sort of step, a kind of reservoir has been built which holds the water of the rain storms. The Mountain Pool by Guy de Maupassan

Linton had certainly behaved provokingly; however, it was the business of nobody but me, and I interrupted Mr. Heathcliff’s lecture by entering and telling him so. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

E. F. Benson Yes. I am afraid I interrupted you. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Edith Wharton These young sprigs, whose ambition it was to ape the dress and manners of the royal pages, led a life of dissipation barely interrupted by a few hours of attendance at the academic classes. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

He ——” “Reed, if you say another word, I will order you at once from the room,” interrupted Mr. Brandon, his thin voice sharp and determined. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

D. H. Lawrence If, however, you —-’” “‘Let you know how it’ what?” interrupted Mrs. Morel. “‘Transpires’— oh yes!” “‘Transpires!’” repeated Mrs. Morel mockingly. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim But—” “Ah! that’s just where it is,” he interrupted ruefully. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

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]

E. F. Benson These took some time to find, and his search was interrupted by volumes of steam pouring into his bedroom from his bathroom; he ran in to find the bath full nearly to the brim of boiling water. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

And the next day I’d have water-cresses, ‘am, muffin, and fresh butter; wouldn’t I just, O my!’ The clerk was interrupted by a fresh attack of coughing. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

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]

Arnold Bennett The colloquy was interrupted by Hilda, who came in excited, gay, with sparkling eyes, humming an air. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Nathaniel Hawthorne As we went on — ” “Have I not borne all this, and have I murmured?” interrupted Pearson, impatiently. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry Fielding Restless, interrupted slumbers, and confused horrible dreams were her portion the first night. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

IN the morning Grant telephoned to his chief, but he had no sooner begun his story than Bryce interrupted him. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Edith Wharton It was with your consent that I dropped the monthly articles to give all my time to my novel — ” “Oh, just so,” Tarrant interrupted suavely. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

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]

Elizabeth Gaskell Kester did not lose his opportunity, though the cold misty night air provoked his asthmatic cough when-ever he breathed, and often interrupted his words. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

And when you made that other infamous will, leaving her name out of it——” “It was Nave made it,” interrupted Nash, as hotly as his wasted condition allowed him to speak. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

I hope I haven’t interrupted you?” “Interrupted me!” Mr. Ely snorted; no other word will describe the sound he made. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Wilkie Collins You are of course at a loss to understand what I was saying to you, when the knock at the door interrupted us. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

A knock at the door interrupted this concert of joy and hope. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

He said —” “What has tired you?” interrupted Mr. Carlyle, taking hold of the boy’s hand. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Andrew Lang Why —’ but at this point a loud knock interrupted her lamentations. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang The Queen, your mother, has promised you in marriage ——” “Has promised ME!” interrupted the Princess. “Oh! no. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

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]

Wilkie Collins Before any of the three could speak again, they were interrupted by the appearance of one of Crayford’s brother officers, followed by two sailors carrying a hamper between them. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

I sleep in the house, or at home, as my patrons please; and I very good to make the kitchen; and I——” “So you have not found them,” interrupted old Brandon, sarcastically. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

If I chose to assert my rights—if I should insist on having him—” “Oh, your rights!” interrupted Shergold. “Come, come. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

What has happened?” “Something has happened at Woodlands—” Mr. Monckton began gravely; but Laura interrupted him with a little shriek. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

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

Olaf Stapledon The union which followed was life-long, and was interrupted only by brief sexual matings. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins I interrupted him, before he could get any farther. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

They were as dark as mulattoes —” “Enough!” interrupted the magistrate, “I require no further proof of your mendacity. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

She had tried to pick out the wax — a task in which I had happily interrupted her. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Ann Radcliffe O! if I could express how much the sense of this affects me!” Tears interrupted her. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Tobias Smolle We had sheets of our own, which were spread upon a mattrass, and here I took my repose wrapped in a greatcoat, if that could be called repose which was interrupted by the innumerable stings of vermin. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

George Meredith Van Diemen interrupted him again. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Coffee —” “Small things, Mr. Larose,” interrupted the Commissioner impatiently. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Wilkie Collins Then a groan, then another interval of silence — a long silence, interrupted no more. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

E. F. Benson As obstinate as—’ ‘As a palfrey,’ interrupted Lucia. ‘Yes, quite. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

The handwriting proves that most clearly ——” “Eh! doctor,” interrupted Ephraim Smith, looking very astonished and with his eyes opened wide, “but that is my handwriting there. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

George Gissing But ——’ ‘Make the best of it!’ he interrupted indignantly. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

I have invited —” “What’s up, Archibald?” interrupted Miss Carlyle. “Up! Nothing that I know of. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

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]

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]

He might be confronted with reminders of his crime at every turn without weakening or showing by loss of appetite or interrupted sleep any effect upon his nerves. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

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]

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]

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]

Henry James The interrupted students clung together as if they had been personally exposed; but Ida relieved their embarrassment by a hunch of her high shoulders. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

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

To be interrupted in this way he took quite as a matter of course, but it teased him a little. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

Sir Walter Scott The conversation was interrupted by the arrival of a menial, who announced that a monk demanded admittance at the postern gate. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

H. G. Wells After that reunion Ewart and I met much and talked much, and in our subsequent encounters his monologue was interrupted and I took my share. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

He interrupted me with a sort of pent-up violence. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On the contrary——” She interrupted him. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

It was born, and the same day it died —” Henry interrupted him sharply. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells Think what you might do with a million helpers — ” The Invisible Man interrupted — arm extended. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. G. Wells Some one darted out from the bungalow, with an interrupted question, and stopped, suddenly aware of me. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Munder and I have something very important to talk about, and we can’t be interrupted just yet. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

She thinks —” Lady Audley interrupted her husband with a grave shake of her head. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

James Payn I should wish, on the contrary, to remain your friend, if it were only for your dear mother’s sake”—— “And somebody else’s,” interrupted the captain with a sneer. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Louisa May Alcott Jo can’t prevent my seeing her, and I shall stay and do it as long as I like,” interrupted Laurie in a defiant tone. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Sir Walter Scott The clergyman was about to speak, but Sir Hugh interrupted him. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

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

Algernon Blackwood He assumed that I knew and remembered, though less successfully, and that we merely resumed an interrupted journey. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

He——” “Mrs. and Miss Maceveril,” interrupted a servant, opening the door to show in some ladies. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

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

John Lewis Burckhard Among the Bedouins themselves the most perfect security prevails in this district, which is interrupted only by the scandalous behaviour of the Turkish soldiers who pass this way. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

A fresh voice interrupted him. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

This seemed to strike him — as I had expected it would — and he interrupted me with a quick slap of his leg, for which only that leg was prepared. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Jane Austen I dare say the lace upon Mrs. Hurst’s gown —” Here she was interrupted again. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

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]

Their crime found out, you have only to go and arrest them — ” “It seems to me, though,” interrupted M. Daburon, smiling, “that our assassin is not such a bungler. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

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]

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

Marie Corelli Young Vergniaud interrupted him by a slight gesture. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Wilkie Collins The talk, interrupted for the moment (topics, Politics and Sport — and then, when a change was wanted, Sport and Politics), was resumed again all round the table. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jacques Futrelle You have done your duty and you have done it well; but now your authority ends, and I, the special envoy of—” “Just a moment, please,” Mr. Grimm interrupted courteously. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]