Phrases with "interrupting"

Elizabeth Gaskell Lord Cumnor seemed so delighted to see me there again: though there were six or seven between us, he was always interrupting with some civil or kind speech especially addressed to me. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anatole France The Emperor stayed there, peaceful and quiet, interrupting his long silence with few words smothered under his big moustache; then he roused himself a little and explained his ideas of machinery. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Edith Wharton Mr. Boyne,” said Miss Scope, interrupting herself with her sternest accent, “I hope you don’t think that, in ordinary circumstances, I should ever condone the least deceit. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Nita listened as well as a woman can listenthat is, interrupting twenty times and getting up to do some irrelevant thing twice twenty. Signa by Ouida

D. H. Lawrence Trip, the wretch, came paddling towards me, interrupting me; then all bewildered with excitement, he scudded to the bank. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Mr. Pratt had felt a difficulty in interrupting a member of a county family, which with the eye of faith he plainly perceived Dick to be, and at the same time a guest of “Newhaven’s. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

G. K. Chesterton At the risk of losing all, the Marquis, interrupting his quiet stare, flashed one glance over his shoulder at the line of railway on his right. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Arthur Conan Doyle The curé led the service with great feeling, and his audience, consisting of the whole population of the village, were much moved, interrupting him frequently by sobs and ejaculations of grief. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

Guy was straining his eyes far off in the darkness to look for the smoke of the old keeper’s cottage chimney, and could with difficulty refrain from interrupting Markham to ask after the old man. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Eliot When I first saw you —’ ‘I know, I know,’ said Esther, interrupting him impetuously, but still looking away. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Wilkie Collins If it’s a man visitor — ” “If it’s a man visitor,” interposed Shrowl, “I’ll punch his head for interrupting me at my breakfast. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

George Gissing A gate, interrupting a high bank with which the road was bordered, gave admission to the head of a great cultivated slope, which fell to the river Exe; hence was suddenly revealed a wide panorama. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins To bed! to bed! [Note. — I have purposely abstained from interrupting Lucilla’s Journal until my extracts from it had reached this place. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Guy de Maupassan But suddenly the Baron’s imbecilities exasperated him, and, interrupting him adroitly, he recounted the life of a man of fashion from his rising to his going to rest, without omitting anything. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins With her hand in Oscar’s hand, with her face hidden on Oscar’s breast, she listened; not once interrupting me, from first to last, by so much as a single word. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Anthony Trollope You can understand that if he determined in his illness to make yet another will—” “Which he did,” said the younger Cantor, interrupting him. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

What’s her name?” “Oh, shut up and get out!” said Laurance, turning away, “you’re interrupting my work. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Elizabeth Von Arnim You see —” “I see nothing,” Mrs. Fisher could not this time refrain from interrupting — for what an intolerable trick. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Sir Walter Scott The gentleman hath but struck another in the Park —” “Ha! what?” said Vincent, interrupting her with a start. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope She came at once to see Madame Goesler, having very firmly determined that the Duke’s death should not have the appearance of interrupting her intimacy with her friend. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf Ah, no, Mr. Pepper, I don’t agree with you in the least,” she laughed, interrupting his gloomy remark about things going steadily from bad to worse. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Anthony Trollope In this unhappy affair about Bell —” “I have never said anything of the kind,” said the squire, interrupting her. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

But,” she added, interrupting herself, “the ingot — where is it? I must have it. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

Gustave Flauber Without interrupting his speech, the General struck him on the head with his heavy ivory staff, and the Barbarian fell. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Guy de Maupassan Duroy paused upon the threshold and murmured: “I beg your pardon, I am interrupting you. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

E. F. Benson I will call to him; if he’s meditating he won’t hear me, so we shan’t be interrupting him. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Richard Burton They injured, however, the prosperity of the place by taxing the inhabitants, by interrupting the annual remittances, and by forbidding visitors to approach the tomb. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Gissing I don’t mean that you are in the habit of interrupting me, but perhaps you would if I began to talk as I am going to write. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

It said, through its sobs, the sobs catching and interrupting it: “Lester! Lester, I’m so frightened. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Charles Dickens Your self-command —’ ‘Is not to be disturbed, when it will serve my purpose, you would say’— rejoined the other, interrupting him with the same complacency. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Sinclair Lewis For all his training in providing suitable company for her and then not interrupting his betters, he burst through her confidences as Lockert and she stood aloof from the dance. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Valeria, will you forgive me—will you believe——” “That you were heartily tired of me ages ago, before you left India,” she said, interrupting him with a feverish rapidity. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Jules Verne Ought I to act alone, or will it not be better to join with me?” “That is what I intend,” said the chief, interrupting me. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

They——” “I don’t like detectives,” growled Preen, interrupting him, “and I think advertising might do more harm than good. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

What sang? Grant asked, interrupting the dissection of comparative bliss. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

To drop the body where they could see it would be worse than madness, so, almost cursing them for interrupting me, I lashed my horse and darted round the first available corner. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

For that reason, I would not have you live here——” “But don’t you think you may have been dreaming?” repeated Francis, interrupting the rest. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

We went to Lynneborough to see Martin’s picture of the Last Judgment — I don’t mean Dr. Martin,” said William interrupting himself. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Algernon Blackwood Your dread of today is memory ” There broke in upon his unfinished sentence an interrupting voice that turned me into stone. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Gustave Flauber The Suffet listened without interrupting him. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Walter Scott I alone ——” “Douglas,” said the Queen, interrupting him, “art thou mad? Speak not, I charge you. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Theodore Dreiser When they were alone, the two sisters began a somewhat freer conversation, Carrie interrupting it to hum a little, as they worked at the dishes. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton And you and I and Nick — ” “Oh,” she gasped, interrupting him, “that’s just it. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Maria Edgeworth Well, you don’t believe me,” said Sir Ulick, interrupting himself just at the moment when he saw that Ormond began to think there was some sense in what he was saying. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

And the truth is, I believe, if it had not been for that chance of seeing and interrupting you, I should not have passed through Redman’s Dell to-day. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Eliot And I’ve no right to be impatient and interrupting her with my wishes. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Olaf Stapledon And images of her kept interrupting my thought. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins No!” he cried, interrupting Romayne, who instantly understood the allusion to Vange Abbey —“no! I must beg you to hear me out. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Gissing For the life of me, I cannot help interrupting him now and then, and exclaiming: ‘What is the use of it?’ In reply to which he merely smiles contemptuously, pitying my lack of appreciation. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Sir Walter Scott And as Heaven has bestowed on me a tongue to speak and to advise ——” “Which talent you can by no means be accused of suffering to remain idle,” said Lord Glenvarloch, interrupting him. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Unless he could get on pretty quickly, and make a living for himself— “When I am gone, Francis,” she said aloud, interrupting her own thoughts, “this will not be any home for you. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Rudyard Kipling But Charlie babbled on serenely, interrupting the current of pure fancy with samples of horrible sentences that he purposed to use. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Anthony Trollope It is melancholy! No, my lord,” she said, interrupting him when he attempted to contradict her, “there is not a word more to be said about it. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James What are you going to do now? Are you going into a convent? Are you going to be-A-a-h!” And, suddenly, quickly, interrupting herself, Mrs. Gordon gave a long, wondering cry. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

One of his clerks would come interrupting him with news that some client was waiting at the office, and Valentine would put down his cue or his glass, and go flying over. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

When he found himself in danger of settling into even a good one, he made a point of interrupting it. Memories and Studies by William James

Guy de Maupassant Sister Eulalie, interrupting herself, said: “We ought to put them into the grave with her, to make a winding-sheet of them, and bury them with her. A Dead Woman’s Secret (La Veillée) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Anthony Trollope Now the question is-” “What do you think,” said Glossop, interrupting him without the slightest hesitation. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

But perhaps I am interrupting you. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Jules Verne There was no use of interrupting them, for, having taken a particular direction, nothing can moderate and change their course; it is a torrent of living flesh which no dam could contain. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

E. F. Benson Two cups, Foljambe.’ ‘I’m interrupting you,’ said Elizabeth. ‘I can see you were just settling down to your sewing and a cosy bachelor evening. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Oliver Goldsmith Anarchon ara kai atelutaion to pan, which implies’—‘I ask pardon, Sir,’ cried I, ‘for interrupting so much learning; but I think I have heard all this before. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Indeed, few things would please him like interrupting the great Silas Weekley this morning, but he refrained from saying so to Silas Weekley’s wife. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Margaret Oliphant Now you, on that important point, have, I presume, no doubt or difficulty?——” “Not the least,” she said, interrupting him. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Walter Scott At any other time, the society of an intelligent companion would have been most acceptable upon my solitary ride; but at present ——” “At present!” said the other, interrupting him. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope Will you listen to me for a moment without interrupting me?’ Frank was of course obliged to promise that he would do so. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

It was upon Thursday night that —” “Yes, yes,” she answered, interrupting him, “I know — I remember. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anne Bronte Think how —’ ‘But I hate him, aunt,’ said I, interrupting this unusual flow of eloquence. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Sinclair Lewis For a while, she was perhaps Winifred’s only woman friend — Winifred complained that most women friends were selfish and jealous and were always interrupting her. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

They either all talked at once, interrupting one another, or else fell into a long silence as if they had fallen asleep. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

He led an even more cloistered life here than at Sache, interrupting all correspondence excepting business letters to his mother. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

D. H. Lawrence David kept reaching forward to play with the sleepy cat — interrupting his mother’s rubbing. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott Does the JUMPING JENNY sail this tide?’ ‘Aye, aye, sir; she sails for’— ‘I did not ask you WHERE she sailed for, Job,’ said the old gentleman, interrupting him. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Wilkie Collins I am sorry to say that she would be capable of interrupting us here, in a most undesirable manner to all parties, and therefore request that our first happy meeting may not take place at my house. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Wilkie Collins As soon as the door of the room had closed, Mrs. Norbury abruptly addressed the doctor, interrupting him, for the second time, just as he was about to speak. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Henry Fielding Amelia heard him patiently, without once interrupting him. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Virginia Woolf But Mrs. Ramsay was talking about people he had never heard of to William Bankes. “Yes, take it away,” she said briefly, interrupting what she was saying to William Bankes to speak to the maid. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Anthony Trollope But here was the violent interrupting cause, and by the time that lunch was on the table, Sam Brattle and his comrades were forgotten. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

But far more interrupting than either illness or travel, was the lion-hunting of which Scott became the object, directly after the publication of the earlier novels. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Anthony Trollope Mr Moylan says that very soon afther your father’s will was made known ’ ‘Now, Mr Daly shure I niver said a word in life at all about the will,’ said Moylan, interrupting him. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot But since that was the reason you went —’ ‘No, dear cousin,’ said Romola, interrupting her earnestly, ‘pray do not talk so. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

The master asked me, sternly: “Where did you get that book?” The women exclaimed, interrupting each other. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Well!” he ejaculated, interrupting himself as the other opened his lips, “have you any thing to say?” “No,” was the dejected and hesitating reply. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Robert explained who he was, and she listened without interrupting him in a way he found quite admirable. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Mrs Gummidge was engaged in a matronly and sedate toilet, interrupting herself now and then to bestow a critical glance upon the parrot. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

But will you excuse me for a moment, Miss Gibson,” he continued, interrupting himself suddenly, and preparing to leave the room. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

But as they walked on in silence, she could not help interrupting it to give utterance to the thousand anxieties that oppressed her heart. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

From the high banks we looked down upon a line of sloping wooded islets lying across the stream, which divide its waters, and, by interrupting them, cause at once both dam and rapids. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Sir Walter Scott With such connexions, what ill fortune could have reduced you”— “Nothing much out of the ordinary course, I believe, madam,” said Bothwell, interrupting and anticipating the question. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Gaston Leroux They could ask M. Debienne and M. Poligny, and anybody who knew her; and also M. Isidore Saack, who had had a leg broken by the ghost! “Indeed!” said Moncharmin, interrupting her. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Ann Radcliffe Julia found it impossible to support a conversation with Emilia, whose observations interrupting the course of her thoughts, became uninteresting and tiresome. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

The assembly heard him coldly, interrupting with ironical remarks. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Bellington scowled and shouted to intimidate the Bench and Wain was at his throat, interrupting every time he spoke. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

William Hope Hodgson If the Second Mate knew all —” “Garn!” he cut in, interrupting me. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins When I am out of your service, I hope I know my own place well enough not to speak of matters which don’t concern me ” “When do you want to go?” he asked, interrupting me without ceremony. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The thing had come into my existence, disturbing and interrupting its flow exactly as a fever does. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing Rising at four o’clock, he read and wrote until half-past nine in the evening, interrupting his work only to say the Offices of the Church, and for a couple of hours’ breathing at mid-day. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

She was as incapable of interrupting the other’s flow of language as if the conscience haunted wretch had cast on her some strange enchantment. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

He told me you would very ——” “Who’s he?” asked the colonel, interrupting again. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

As soon as he heard that interrupting note, he had put out still more energy; he thought he had used it already, but for him there was always more, until his end should come indeed. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Wilkie Collins I had listened from beginning to end without interrupting him. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

H. G. Wells The marksman became foul-mouthed and high-voiced in his earnest endeavour to make things plain And suddenly, interrupting him, came a noisy shouting from the substage. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

William Morris But I am interrupting your history of the river: pray go on. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Anthony Trollope But then, you know, though she will inherit the estates, I must inherit—” “If you please, sir, we will not go into all that again,” said Sir Harry, interrupting him. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

They both told Tod how they had happened to meet Homer, interrupting themselves and each other every few seconds to laugh. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Henry Fielding If ever I injured the unspotted whiteness of thy virtue in my imagination, may hell —— ” “Do not terrify me,” cries she, interrupting him, “with such imprecations. Amelia by Henry Fielding

A lawyer cannot play truant in term-time without —” “Losing a few guineas!” said Lucy, interrupting him. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

I——” “Forgive my interrupting you. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

He came up to the fire, unaware of the enormity of the crime he was committing in interrupting a consultation. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Willa Cather Day after day he sat about his son’s place of business, interrupting his arguments with funny stories. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Jacques Futrelle Again Mr. Wynne’s self-possession forsook him, and he came to his feet, evidently with the intention of interrupting that conversation. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Anthony Trollope How she came here I don’t pretend to say ’ ‘Oh, she walked,’ said the widow, interrupting him; ‘she walked, quiet and asy, out of your door, and into mine. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

William Harrison Ainsworth Our carriage happened to be stationed near that of the young Englishman.” “The marchesa was beautiful, no doubt?” I said, interrupting him. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth