Phrases with "invited"

He invited them with a gesture and they followed. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

General St. Clair was appointed to the command of an expedition to Canada, and he invited Hume, at a week’s notice, to be his secretary; to which office that of judge advocate was afterwards added. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

George Gissing They gave him gentle greeting, and one, he who had brought the volume yesterday, announced that the abbot invited Basil to visit him after the office of the third hour. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Henry James He invited them, he invented them; and when he came to tell you how his trouble had come about (and he always told the whole truth), it was difficult to believe that a man should have been so idiotic. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Laurence Sterne I could never have been invited to Mons. P—‘s concerts upon any other terms. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Sir Richard Burton Then the Moroccan invited sundry traders which were in the caravanserai, and they came and sat down to supper, when he notified to them that the youth was his nephew, Aladdin by name. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Leon Trotsky For example, he invited Rykov and Tzyurupa to be his deputies as chairman of the Soviet of People’s Commissaries, and later on added Kamenev to them. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Rudyard Kipling The proprietor presently invited me to the dining-room, where, beneath one frugal light, a table had been set with local dishes of renown. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Henry Fielding As we proceeded on our journey we met a solemn spirit walking alone with great gravity in his countenance: our curiosity invited us, notwithstanding his reserve, to ask what lot he had drawn. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

So pleased was he at the mere possibility of triumphing over his rival, that on casually meeting him, he stopped and invited him to drink. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Andrew Lang This the King touched with his foot, and immediately it fell down, and he invited the Princess to enter without fear. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He invited all the alchymists and learned men of Paris to come and examine them, but they all departed as wise as they came. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle I invited them to meet him here, and, as you see, I made him keep the appointment. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Nearly all the invited guests had arrived by then and they sat down, a big party, in the spacious old-world banqueting hall. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Edith Wharton Soon after coming to Paris my husband and I, wishing to make some return for the welcome my old friends had given us, invited a dozen of them to dine. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

They invited us to entertain ideas; I found myself for the first time in my life expected to read and think and discuss, my secret vice had become a virtue. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing And then, if it comes to the second generation, the literary Yule has a daughter, and by her being invited here I should think she’s the favourite niece. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Andrew Lang The old Fairy was equally delighted with her, and often invited her to visit her Leafy Palace, which was the most enchanting place that could be imagined, and full of treasures. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins We gladly availed ourselves of her proposal, when she invited us to stay with her until our child was born, and our plans for the future were arranged. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

For the Whitneys invited (all unconsciously) Mrs. Hughes to the ball. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

George Gissing With embarrassment which was almost shame—for she despised womanish nervousness—Irene turned towards the fireplace, where chairs invited them. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope He had been invited to come in order that he might be received as the heir, and since he had come, every one about the place had misused him. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Dr. Short called in the morning, and was invited to consult with Dr. Sampson. He declined. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For all his carefully laid scheme to prevent it, America is invited to join the Pact of Nations. Now we’ll have to strip for the second bout. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Rudyard Kipling Midmore felt grateful when the door opened again and Mr. Sidney invited them all to retire to the road which, he pointed out, was public. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Henry James Then he invited the Baroness to descend, and the two wandered away, across the grass, and sat down on the log beside the brook. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

I suppose Mr. Berringer invited him, though of course he was hardly of the same social class as most of us. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Willa Cather Each member of the family invited one guest, and they had great difficulty in deciding which of their friends would be most appreciative of the honour. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell Dinner was the grand meal of the clay, to which they invited friends. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

He invited Ida’s confidence, and frankly told her that he had fathomed the nature of Brian’s disease. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Mark Twain He was an exceedingly pleasant old gentleman; we all liked him, especially Blucher. When he went away, Blucher invited him to come again and fetch his carpet along. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Sinclair Lewis Mrs. Evans Riddle invited him to join her. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

With all their generous instincts stirred, the Messrs. Dawson invited the gentleman to take a seat in their well-appointed drag. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anne was rarely invited to make one of the party: for her there never seemed room. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Ghak was to remain at home to receive the various delegations which we invited to come to Sari on the business of the federation. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

The chief engineer seemed nonplused, like a slow man invited to catch hold of a whirligig of some sort. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Charles Dickens He has been invited to a friendly dinner at half-past five o’clock, and will certainly come. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Only good, kind Mrs. Southey invited her. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope Lord Mount Thistle was more sublime and ponderous than ever, though they who best understood the party declared that he would never again be invited to undergo the cares of office. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing When invited into his tenant’s room he had a reverential demeanour, and the sight of manuscript on the bare deal table caused him to subdue his voice. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

She came because she was invited and stayed because she was needed. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Benjamin Disraeli Her mother came forward and invited Lord Cadurcis to walk on the terrace with her, leaving Venetia to amuse her other guest. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

George Gissing Suppose I were to tell you I had been spending the evening with friends—’ ‘My dear girl, I shouldn’t ask a question, unless you invited it. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Bronislaw Malinowski Visitors might be invited to the feast; but they “purchased bags of the seeds when they returned home. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Guy de Maupassant The baron was ruining himself for her, and there was a constant round of fêting, hunting parties and new pleasures, to which he invited the neighboring nobility. A Cock Crowed (Un coq chanta) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Sinclair Lewis He invited Dr. Planish to make a regular Saturday-morning fifteen-minute address for three weeks, and even paid him ten dollars per augury. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins At the end of that time, we were cordially invited to visit him, and to stay as long as we liked. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Henry Fielding Amelia, therefore, as soon as she was able to go up-stairs, invited Mrs. Ellison (for that was her name) to her apartment, and desired the favour of her to stay to supper. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Elizabeth Gaskell There were not many people who had any right to be invited to the funeral, and of these Mr. Gibson and the squire’s hereditary man of business had taken charge. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Gissing Many and many a time had he invited her affection, her trust. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Henry James She had not, to his knowledge, invited the object of it to their wedding, had not thought of proposing to her, for a matter of a couple of hours, an arduous and expensive journey. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

George Gissing For the afternoon she had invited a girl friend. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Sinclair Lewis He gracefully entertained here, and sometimes he invited the Planishes. So Peony met poets and actors and rather astonishing old men who tickled. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

He invited the Spaniards thither by grants of lands and houses, while the Indians, with politic liberality, were permitted to live under their own chiefs as before, and to enjoy various immunities. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Charles Dickens Unto this ball there happened to be invited the most bashful young lady that was ever seen, with whom Mr Abel happened to fall in love. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

I went at once to the Commandant. He invited me into his drawing-room — an invitation which I had the good sense to refuse — but refused to listen to any plea for mercy. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Daniel Defoe I suspected that my landlady had invited him thither, letting him know that I was still with her; but she denied it, and protested to me that she did not, and he said the same. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Baldwin Spencer He was a Purula man of the Hakea totem, and he had also invited another man who was a Panunga of the Achilpa or wild cat totem, to assist in the performance. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Rudyard Kipling He’s on duty two days in the week as a rule, and he’s liable to be invited out for garrison duty down the Mediterranean, but his benefit societies will insure him against that. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

A good many years ago now, on my return from abroad, he invited me to stay with him. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

Sinclair Lewis Ross was going to the Orient again, after summer in Europe. He invited Sam to come along and Sam accepted, with more tingling anticipation than he had known since he had first sailed for England. . Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Next day the librarian of the University invited me to come and have a look at the library which I had not seen since I was fourteen years old. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Maria Edgeworth Mr. Supine was soon invited to a private concert, at which Mrs. Holloway was expected, and at which her daughter, Miss Angelina Holloway, was engaged to perform. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

She invited me to stay to tea with her, and I did. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

It seemed, too, better suited to his own advancing age, which naturally invited to repose. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

He invited me to walk with him Sunday afternoon. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Edith Wharton A new Academician — I forget who — was to be received under the famous “Cupola,” and Bourget invited me to the ceremony. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

After dinner he invited me out onto the veranda to smoke a cigar, — he was very particular not to fill the house with tobacco smoke. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Since the rain was lessening, Archie managed to dry the seats and invited the women to make themselves comfortable. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Thomas Hardy I can tell him I am invited to a party, and I don’t think he’ll mind. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

She had been living at Balakhania all the winter, invited by some one to teach young girls to make lace. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Sir Parry let himself in through a door that he unlocked, and then invited the detective to follow. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

He looked up as Larose entered and, with a half wink and a jerk over his shoulder, invited him to come and stand behind to look at the hand he was holding. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A “dinner-à-deux” at the Ritz Grill Room invited no special comment, was in a sense secluded, and yet sufficiently obvious to avoid clandestine suggestions. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At the last minute I invited a big restaurant man to be there, and while you were at the other table I sold him the whole idea of the night-club. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Gaston Leroux Everyone, you understand, Madame — understand me thoroughly, I mean to say that everyone who wishes to come must be invited to. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Sinclair Lewis He left her gruffly, and it was an astonishment to him, a week later, when she invited him to take her to the Camillo for dinner. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton It was not till August that he hired a little cottage on the New Jersey coast and invited the Arrans to visit him. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

George Meredith He handed his card and invited his guest; he had a carriage in waiting for the day, he said; and obedient to Lady Charlotte’s injunctions, he withheld Philippa from the party. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

She invited him into her room for a smoke. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Herman Melville Ere long, with a joyless mien, looking up towards the poop, the host invited his guest to accompany him there, for the benefit of what little breath of wind might be stirring. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

He wandered all over maritime Brazil, and at Rio he lectured before the king214 and was several times invited to be present at banquets and other splendid gatherings. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Anthony Trollope On the Tuesday he hunted with the U.R.U., and made his arrangements with Runciman. He invited Hampton to shoot with him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford Mark invited Christopher to consult whom he liked in his, Mark’s, particular set and he would find that they agreed with his views. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

John Lewis Burckhard He received me politely, invited me repeatedly to his house, and, in the course of further explanation, became acquainted with my wants, and the steps I had taken to relieve them. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

He invited Don Gomez to go with him, but the offer was graciously declined. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Andrew Lang Mr. Wesley invited the agency to an interview in his study, was answered by one knock outside, “all the rest were within,” and then came silence. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Ivan Turgenev You, for instance; you avoid society, you find it tedious — and you invited two students to stay with you. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins She invited me to sit on her knee. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

I gave them my guest-chamber, but I invited them to sit in my front room as long as there was anything interesting going on in the street. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Ellin was very intimate with his wife, formerly Mary Coney, and was invited to spend a few days with her. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Rudyard Kipling He invited the skipper to look at the completed work. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

G. K. Chesterton Then the monster, with great politeness, invited me to partake of a vermouth before my dinner, and we fell into conversation. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

When they reached the edge of the pine wood the brilliant sunshine invited them to go farther, and after a little hesitation they did so. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

The Ghetto was in itself indifferent to us; it was merely our way to the Library, whither the great memory of Ariosto invited us to see his famous relics treasured there. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Thomas Hardy She invited him to supper, and they sat down alone, her mother having, as was usual with her on Sunday nights, gone to bed early. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Captain Fennel and Nancy were still away, and friends, remembering Miss Preen’s solitary position, invited her. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

George Gissing At the station he assisted his companions into a cab, and lingered about the door with some wild notion that he might be invited to accompany them home. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jonathan Swif I am in for it, if I had money; but I doubt I shall be undone; for Sir Andrew Fountaine invited the Provost and me to dine with him, and play at ombre, when I fairly lost fourteen shillings. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Wilkie Collins Interpreting the change in her voice as a fresh indication of fatigue, Leonard invited her to lead him away by holding out his hand. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Virginia Woolf Further, he probably disliked this kind of thing, and had come out of curiosity, or because her father had invited him — anyhow, he would not be easily combined with the rest. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Trollope She felt that that promise should have been enough, and that in the present circumstances she should not have been invited to love the man she hated. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

He invited him into his room: and when he got him there, lost no time. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arnold Bennett The proprietor, an extraordinarily grimy man, invited him to examine. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Even women flattered and fawned upon her, delighted to be acknowledged as her acquaintance, proud to be invited to her parties, or to dance attendance upon her in public assemblies. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

You remember I invited him that night at dinner? I was out, but Jane met him in the drive and introduced herself to him, and they talked for quite 20 minutes. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

George Gissing Mr. Norman shrugged his shoulders and began devoutly to wish that he had never invited the disturber of his dearly-loved quietude. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Samuel Johnson He endeavoured, indeed, to release himself, and, with an intent to return to London, went to Bristol, where a repetition of the kindness which he had formerly found, invited him to stay. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

You were very wrong not to come with us, as I invited you to do. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Leslie Stephen He invited him to Twickenham; met him with compliments which astonished a bystander, and wrote to him in terms of surprising humility. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Washington Irving Seeing me pausing before the door, he rose and invited me to enter. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

George Meredith Lady Ilchester invited me to spend a day at her house, Charley being home for his Midsummer holidays. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Maria Edgeworth Leonora, to be consistent in goodness, or to complete her triumph in the face of the world, invited me to accompany her to the country. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

H. G. Wells He invited the whole class incontinently to a series of special séances. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle His companions had passed on whilst he was at his orisons; but his young blood and the fresh morning air both invited him to a scamper. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch A voice from the steam invited her to come in. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Theodore Dreiser Why not simply tell them you’re invited to go — have to go — and then go?” “Do you think I could?” she inquired. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope He smiled as he invited the Dean to a seat, and then expressed a hope that nobody had been much hurt. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

He was the nephew of the padre, who was absent, and he invited us to his uncle’s house, where we were soon installed, and found much more comfortable quarters. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

When the preparations were finished, he invited me with —“Now, sir, bring forward your chair. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Rudyard Kipling Cape Town, in turn, invited all her officers to “inspect” the vineyards of Constantia, where they make not too weak wines. Souvenirs of France by Rudyard Kipling

Every good house lias its guest hall, and every invited guest knows his place in it. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

George Gissing Already she had invited with some success the confidence of Mr. Clifford Marsh, who proved interesting, but not unfathomable; he belonged to a class with which she was tolerably familiar. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry Fielding In the conclusion, the colonel invited Booth and his lady, and the doctor, to dine with him the next day. Amelia by Henry Fielding

George Gissing Piers kept very much to himself until the funeral was over; he was then invited by Daniel to join a conference in what had been his father’s room. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Jonathan Swif I dined at an ale-house with Parnell and Berkeley; for I am not in humour to go among the Ministers, though Lord Dartmouth invited me to dine with him to-day, and Lord Treasurer was to be there. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Helen Zimmern She entered into conversation immediately; her manner invited and could not fail to obtain confidence. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

My daughters are invited to a garden-party this afternoon, and I must give directions about the trimming of their dresses. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Samuel Johnson When he had been at Cambridge about five years, Mr. Horace Walpole, whose friendship he had gained at Eton, invited him to travel with him as his companion. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Edith Wharton In the throes of invention she had pushed back her hat, loosening the stray lock which had invited his touch the night before. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Meredith He invited her to exchange bows over wine, in the fashion of that day, and the Countess went through the performance with finished grace and ease. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Thomas Hardy They were also invited to dine, but they could not accept owing to an engagement. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Guests invited to stay a week, and who were conscious of arriving after the first dinner-bell, would probably approach in such a manner. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang At the banquet the Prince invited her to sit next him in the place of honour; but the witch’s daughter gnawed the bones under the table. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The first two to be invited were Dr. Frank Burton and his attractive young wife. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anthony Trollope After lunch Lizzie invited Miss Macnulty to sit at the open window of the drawing-room and look out upon the “glittering waves. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins As she had anticipated, the physician invited to advise her was readier to read the notes than to listen to her own imperfect explanation of the object in view. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Gissing He had not invited her to open defiance of the world. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

He invited him to little suppers of three or four intimates, at which Marie Prévol was present. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Edith Wharton But even at such moments — moments which he invited and caressed — she did not bring him nearer to his wife. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

D. H. Lawrence He invited Michaelis down to Wragby with Act I. Michaelis came: in summer, in a pale-coloured suit and white suede gloves, with mauve orchids for Connie, very lovely, and Act I was a great success. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang She invited John to come in, and set before him some wine and fried fish, and John ate and drank and felt comforted, and he told his adventures to the little fisher-girl. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope On all these occasions Mrs. Brownlow invited Sir Thomas;—but Sir Thomas never came. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James Several young men with whom he had thus established relations invited him to their rooms and entertained him, as I gathered, with rather rash hospitality. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

George Gissing At the same time Alice was sitting in the drawing-room, in conversation with Mr. Willis Rodman. ‘Arry having been invited for this evening, Rodman was asked with him, as had been the case before. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang Supper was soon spread for her under a shady tree, and she invited the Prince to share the cream and brown bread which the old woman provided. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He invited settlers by liberal grants of land and slaves. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Virginia Woolf When, however, she was fairly out of doors, and constantly invited by pillar-boxes and post-offices to slip her envelope down their scarlet throats, she forbore. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Trollope His tastes were against him: the ceremonies and pomps of the Church of Rome, their august feasts and solemn fasts, invited his imagination and pleased his eye. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

He invited me to a seat on his rug, handed me his own spoon, and did the honours of the stable as pleasantly as if it had been a palace. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Mr. Donne has kindly invited his brethren to regale with him. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

When the mussels were sufficiently done, I lifted them off the fire and invited my companion to taste the dish. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Miles Franklin Pa was so pleased with a chum from his original grade that he invited Mr. Beauchamp to stay until the Show. He accepted without pressing. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

No one had ever given her a turquoise ring or invited her upon a voyage to mysterious, distant “Parsifal.” Tildy was a good waitress, and the men tolerated her. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Andrew Lang Next day Aladdin invited the Sultan to see the palace. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rafael Sabatini At the end of dinner Panagiottis invited him to inspect the wares displayed in an adjoining room. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

George Meredith If Lucy Darleton was at home; if Lucy invited her to come: if she flew to Lucy: oh! then her father would have cause for anger. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli Whereupon a bell was rung, and soon a foreign servant appeared, and bowing, invited Mr. Wilton to ascend the staircase and follow him. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Henry Handel Richardson He himself was invited to Miss Jensen’s, where a party of English and Americans would celebrate the evening in their own fashion; but not till eight o’clock. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing She was at home then for a few weeks before her departure for London, and the Baxendales, who had always shown her much kindness, invited her to an evening party, at which Dagworthy was present. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Willa Cather It’s as if we invited a neighbour over here and showed him our cattle and barns, and all the time he was planning how he would come at night and club us in our beds. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Sir Walter Scott Ratcliffe, who neither sought to assist at their consultations on this subject, nor was invited to do so, had, in the meanwhile, retired to his own apartment. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Sinclair Lewis She invited Hayden to play tennis and have a nice cup of tea at their villa. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

You won’t deny them?” “Butterflies?” Quentin asked, as Anthony shook his head, and then, with a light movement of it, invited Mr. Foster to explain. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

I felt as if we had been invited to the Mansion House by one who did not know the Lord Mayor himself. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Theodore Dreiser On the presentation of Addison’s letter and of another, secured through Van Sickle from a well-known political judge, Cowperwood had been invited to call. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Handel Richardson What an evening it would have been had Mr. Strachey invited them to examine these ornaments, or to handle the books, instead of having to pick up a title here and there by chance. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing His scornful pride invited any degree of publicity, when once his position was secure. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope The squire and his niece had been invited on special cause, and their presence would have been well enough. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Jelly-bean had been invited to a party. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry Handel Richardson But later in the afternoon when it was cool enough to go walking, it was Cuffy the Baron invited to accompany him. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Willa Cather He squirmed before he was hit; saw it coming, invited it. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Gissing But they were, he thought, no less kind to him; Mrs. Warbeck invited him to the house about once a month, and Alma—Alma talked with him in such a pleasant, homely way. The Salt of the Earth by George Gissing

Rudyard Kipling The Seeker — he who had invited the lama to that haven from far-away Tibet, a silver-faced, hairless ascetic — took no part in it, but meditated, as always, alone among the images. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

George Gissing It seemed undeniable that Mr. Warricombe regarded him with growth of interest, invited his conversation more unreservedly. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

The county gentry from far and near had been invited to a hunting breakfast. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George Meredith He invited us to jump into the chariot beside him. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Henry James The effort was confessedly vain; not for such talk had she invited him; and her impatient reminder was of their having done for it all the needful on his coming to her after Sarah’s flight. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

D. H. Lawrence They invited George and me to dinner on the Friday evening. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

William Godwin I invited one Vincenzio Romoli, who was my intimate acquaintance, and he brought with him a native of Pistoia who cultivated the art of necromancy himself. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Major and Mrs. Smith had her to spend a day with them; the Miss Bosanquets invited her also; and so on. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Florence Dixie Ronald had been invited to dine with the Admiral, and was therefore arrayed in full evening dress, and Esca, who had just come off duty, had joined him by the taffrail. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Wilkie Collins The landlord vainly invited him to drink a parting glass; the landlady vainly pressed him to stay another ten minutes and try a cup of tea. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Pu Songling He invited her to sit down; they talked and laughed together a long time. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Edith Wharton And here’s what it is to be a celebrity! She’s invited you to a supper-party after the reading — she’s invited us all. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Benjamin Disraeli Then rising, the Turkish aga, for such was his rank, invited me to enjoy the evening breeze, and accompany him in a walk round his garden. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Andrew Lang The man, who was a wood-cutter, invited them him, and begged them to sit down to supper. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Seeing this, the workmen invited me to breakfast and sup — per with them, and sometimes the contractors would invite me to a tavern to drink tea with them. In the World by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing Roach, M. P., invited him to dine. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

They invited the Coupeaus and the Boches, whose little girl was also going to be confirmed. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

He invited them to a repast at “The White Hart.” They objected. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

After speaking together for a minute or two, Miss Deveen invited them to step into her house, pointing to it that they might see it was close by. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

Of course I’ll tell you all I can,” and Larose was ushered into a stuffy little parlor and invited to take a chair. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

George Gissing A box of good cigars invited him after dinner. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Thomas Wolfe And that is why her parties were famous, and why everyone who had been invited always came. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Watkin Tench If a lucky man, who had knocked down a dinner with his gun, or caught a fish by angling from the rocks, invited a neighbour to dine with him, the invitation always ran, “bring your own bread. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

He invited himself to join our party. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Guy de Maupassan He would be invited even into the drawing-rooms of the Faubourg Saint Germain, which was so difficult of access. The Bandmaster’s Sister (Lucie) by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope She dearly loved to see her name in the papers when she was happy enough to be invited to a house whose entertainments were chronicled. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Dr. Baillie, one of the physicians in the great Hotel Dieu of Paris, invited two Homoeopathic practitioners to experiment in his wards. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes