Phrases with "jumped"

Rudyard Kipling Now Vixen-baba would have jumped through the window, and that Great Dog would have slain me with his muzzled mouth. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Sinclair Lewis WHAT?” She jumped at the unexampled force and roughness of his “What?” He jumped himself. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Up jumped Larry at the unwelcome sound, from his accustomed seat by the fire. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

He jumped toward it, then screamed and ran back shuddering with fright. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Abraham Merri And my Freda jumped into her arms. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope She jumped up, and with short hurried steps placed herself close to the window. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Steele Rudd Then Dad jumped up, rubbing his eyes, and asked what was the matter. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Guy de Maupassant It was still deserted, so he jumped out and set off walking again, but instead of following the highroad, he ran across the fields towards a wood which he saw a little way off. A Vagabond (Le Vagabond) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Sir Walter Scott This might imply an expectation of refunding, which, as a Scotch wag said, of all species of funding, jumped least with the old gentleman’s humour. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Edith Wharton At the thought he jumped to his feet and took down from its hook the coat in which he had left Miss Viner’s letter. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Trembling like a palsied monkey, I jumped out and ran for it. The Treasure of Sacramento Nick by Guy Boothby

Margaret Oliphant I thought you would have jumped out of your chair—out of the body almost. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Thomas Hardy Anne jumped up from her seat, flung away the letter without looking at it, and went hastily on. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Wilkie Collins She jumped up — let me do her justice; Miss Jillgall is as nimble as a monkey — and (Faugh!) she kissed me for the second time. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

George Meredith Having put out his candle, an idea took hold of him, and he jumped up to light it again and verify the idea that this room . The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Mark Twain Your native warm temper suddenly jumped to the front, and FOR THE MOMENT its influence was more powerful than your mother’s, and abolished it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

At least a hundred men, women and boys were gathered in the road, dark and shadowy in the moonlight, but some of them carried torches whose flames, leaping in the wind, jumped from shadow to shadow. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Richard Burton Roused by the tumult, he jumped up, and found the captain in a state of fury. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

H. G. Wells It jumped into view, hung spinning for a moment and was then snatched upward as the Utopians took in a fresh reef of rope. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

To the sword, sir! the sword!” And he jumped off his horse. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Mary Webb He jumped out and ran up the path. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Bram Stoker When the carriage drew up at the great flight of steps, the host jumped down and gave her his hand. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

He jumped into the smallest canoe, balancing himself clumsily, slipped the rattan painter, and gave an unnecessary and violent shove, which nearly sent him headlong overboard. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

At his loud shout the sleeping Kanakas jumped up. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

G. K. Chesterton Having rapidly absorbed all the important principles affecting the growth of those vegetables, he jumped over a flower-bed and walked back into the building. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

John Galsworthy Fini, as the French girl said when she jumped on her bed after saying her prayers. To Let by John Galsworthy

Bram Stoker As the train drew up on the dockside, he was getting his hand traps together, when the carriage door was wrenched open and a young man jumped in. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Willa Cather I’ve jumped up if the fire crackled. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

H. G. Wells Its car touched a clump of trees, and the black figure that had been struggling in the ropes fell back, or jumped back, into the car. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

As he jumped from the rail to the pier and felt again the touch of terra firma he drew a long breath of uncontrollable elation. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell Up jumped Molly, and ran with her bare little feet across the room, and lifted off the handkerchief and saw once again the bonnet; the pledge of the gay bright day to come. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Gissing He entered, and Patty jumped up with a smile of welcome. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

I jumped at her offer and, accordingly visited our squalid home only for a short time on Sunday afternoons. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Then he jumped into it for a moment and out of it again, and for nearly half an hour he played a splendid game of tip and tig with the sunlight. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

He utilized them so well that, whether with the help of a ray of sunlight or some comet, he jumped from globe to globe like a bird vaulting itself from branch to branch. Micromégas by Voltaire [1752]

Florence Dixie He jumped on one side, but as he did so his face became suddenly grave, and he pointed with his whip over Francois’ shoulder. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

She jumped three feet perpendicular and away at the top of her speed. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Gaston Leroux They jumped out, and then it was Natacha’s turn. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

He jerked his head forward and let out — so suddenly that both men jumped — a high-pitched shout, louder and stronger than any he had before been able to produce. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Jack London And another, “I know what I’ll say — that I heered a row, jumped out of my bunk, got a jolly good crack on the jaw for my pains, and sailed in myself. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

I jumped out of the car and getting the handle from the back held it out to him. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

William Hope Hodgson Before I could reply, Stubbins jumped up from his sea-chest. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

When I jumped on the top of that rock, I found a man lying on the other side of it. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell And now Benjamin was dead; nay, the old man immediately jumped to the conclusion that his child had been starved to death, without money, in a wild, wide, strange place. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

It was my one chance, in this whole business, to do anything heroic, and I jumped at it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George MacDonald So I jumped up, and ran for a little summer-house in the corner of the garden. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

She jumped up in a sitting posture, with a short cry of fear, thinking that she was in the hands of a robber. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She jumped up and ran about the room, tossing her red ringlets in the air. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Henry Adams Charles and Henry Adams jumped at it like salmon at a fly, with as much voracity as Jay Gould, or his ame damnee Jim Fisk, had ever shown for Erie; and with as little fear of consequences. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Abraham Merri What time was it? I looked at my watch and jumped to the port-hole. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

I came along the foot-path that leads from the station and jumped the fence. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence I jumped up and pulled the cool soft tufts against my face for company; and as I passed, still I reached upward for the touch of this budded gentleness of the trees. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling The old man allowed he didn’t want to roost with Cronje, because one of Cronje’s kin had jumped one of his farms after Paardeberg. I forget the rights of the case, but it was interesting. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Theodore Dreiser Finally he jumped up and handed the child to his wife. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Rice Burroughs At the same instant Tarzan of the Apes jumped to one side, and as the great cat struck the ground beyond him another death-tipped arrow sunk deep into Sabor’s loin. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He had been lying on his face beating his pillow with his hands and he actually almost jumped around, he turned so quickly at the sound of the furious little voice. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

I have the four Riva brothers on my heels, those great hunters whom you probably know; they caught me just now in their sister’s bedroom, I jumped out of the window, and here I am. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Anthony Trollope But Lord de Guest jumped upon his feet, and seized the young man by the collar of his coat. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Instead, he jumped up and ran back into the garden. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

Ford Madox Ford Settle it with Macmaster, will you?’ He jumped into the twilight of the guard’s van. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Wilkie Collins The man was Rothsay. My sailing-master, seeing that he was unable to swim, jumped into the sea and rescued him, as I got on deck. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Miles Franklin Just before we came in sight of Caddagat he came to a standstill, jumped to the ground, untied Warrigal, and put the reins in my hand, saying: “I think you can get home safely from here. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Leo Tolstoy The old dog swallowed it with the bread and was almost instantly cured, when he jumped up and began to wag his tail as an expression of joy. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

Anthony Trollope After what has passed, you and I cannot meet without having much to say,” and again the madman jumped to his feet; and as he paced up and down the room, his fiercer humour again came upon him. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Then, when only a few yards from the quay-side, he jumped quickly out and left the car to proceed upon its own. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Radclyffe Hall Joan jumped up, Elizabeth looked embarrassed and Milly laughed loudly; but Harriet only shrugged her plump shoulders. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Mark Twain Then I jumped in the canoe and dug out for our place, a mile and a half below, as hard as I could go. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Rudyard Kipling I didn’t take any notice till an infant about a yard high jumped up from a furze-patch and shouted: ‘Guard! Guard! Come ’ere! I want you perfessionally. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Dyce and Carrots jumped on the prostrate men. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Of course he jumped at the chance, and off they sailed. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Arnold Bennett Fan, who had been keeping her muzzle warm with the extremity of her tail on the sofa, jumped down to superintend the transaction. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle We jumped at the offer, for we were already sick of these blood-thirsty doings, and we saw that there would be worse before it was done. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

I jumped out of the wide, soft, warm bed, and going to the window, gazed down upon the empty street, petrified by grief. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins I jumped into the cab before the driver could get off the box. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The man’s eyes glistened wildly in the binnacle light as he jumped round to the other side and spun round the wheel. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Jules Verne The dog, at the sound of his right name, jumped with one bound on to the poop and lay quietly down at his master’s feet. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

He jumped up with a derisive shriek; a cloud of ashes flew from under his stumble, and he vanished in the darkness with mad gesticulations. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Watkin Tench About one o’clock, the sergeant was awakened by a rustling noise in the bushes near him, and supposing it to proceed from a kangaroo, called to his comrades, who instantly jumped up. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Robert Louis Stevenson The claim was to be jumped next morning, that was all that she would condescend upon. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

A. E. W. Mason Lieutenant Sutch jumped in his seat. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

He spread a net for me, and I jumped into it. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Baldwin Spencer While they were doing this the Iwaiyu jumped out and was caught by the Yalmuru and then they both went back to the bones. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Nikolai Gogol He jumped inside, closed the door, and, as a further precaution, covered himself with the leather apron. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

Arnold Bennett She jumped out of bed, struggling to breathe. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H. G. Wells Then he jumped eagerly to his feet and rushed to the telephone. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Gissing Bunce did not notice her till she stood before him, then he jumped to his feet. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Then I undressed and jumped into bed. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

George Meredith Just as we were rising, I leaned forward to her, and she jumped up with her eyes under my chin. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Directly she appeared Heemskirk jumped up as if to fly at her. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Andrew Lang The little hare jumped out through the mouth with a single spring, and fled away like lightning, all the hyaenas in full pursuit uttering great cries. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A. E. W. Mason For he is the man who murdered Mrs. Blumenstein.” Mr. Ricardo jumped so that his eyeglass fell down and tinkled on its cord against the buttons of his waistcoat. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Robert Louis Stevenson And yet it was not jumped the next morning, nor yet the next, and a whole week had come and gone before we heard more of this exploit. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. Rider Haggard Arthur, who had never yet travelled in these luxurious conveyances, jumped at the idea, and even Miss Terry, when she discovered that she was to be carried, made no objection. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells I fell, or rather I jumped down, about ten yards I suppose. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

When he had descended, he hid the ladder in a hedge, which was planted at the bottom of the wall, jumped from tomb to tomb, until he reached the outside wall over which he clambered. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Guy de Maupassant All the men jumped up together. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

James Joyce Mr. Lyons jumped off the table, went to the fire, took his bottle and carried it back to the table. Dubliners by James Joyce

Arnold Bennett He jumped up, and glanced at the bed. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

At mid-day on Monday, Judge’s Daimler pulled up outside the hall porch at Runhill Court. Roger jumped out and assisted the girls to alight, after which Judge himself got down. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

A cab was drawn up before Boulant’s, and a pretty girl aided by Elliott jumped out. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Jules Verne On reaching land, Ayrton jumped on the sandy shore, and the boat returned to the yacht. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

I jumped into my carriage and drove, at my horses’ best pace, to the Hotel du Reservoir. The blockade about this door was as complete as the other. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

If I don’t turn up to-night, see that they get it, even if it costs you a bit of this?” And, putting a sovereign in a startled palm, he jumped to the ground. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Sigmund Freud I jumped up (as in the dream), became piggishly rude, and retorted that since I knew he had herded swine, I was not surprised at the tone of his discourse. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Mrs. Gaskell Suddenly he jumped up — “Well, madam! have you any commands for Paris? I am going there in a week or two. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

D. H. Lawrence He jumped up and surveyed her. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy He sat down on a chintz-covered windowseat whence he could see the drive, and get what air there was; and the dog Balthasar who appreciated chintz on hot days, jumped up beside him. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells He jumped and threw up his arms. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Edith Wharton At the edge of the wood, half a mile from North Dormer, Harney jumped from his bicycle, took Charity in his arms for a last kiss, and then waited while she went on alone. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

D. H. Lawrence He jumped through the breakers, and in a moment her hand was on his shoulder. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton What if Ascham should think the case urgent, rout out an alienist, and come back with him? Granice jumped to his feet, and his sudden gesture brushed the morning paper from the table. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Andrew Lang And the boy, who was by this time quite warm, jumped up cheerfully, and slinging the pot over his arm, ran down the hill. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The associations of the place with the Falstaff scenes in Henry IV had also endeared it to him; and so, when in 1855 he heard that it was for sale, he jumped at the opportunity. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Jules Verne Under the impossibility of forming an opinion, I jumped from one extreme to the other. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Forget Walter, and if you cannot forget Walter fight him!’ She jumped to her feet. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

W. W. Jacobs The cat started up suddenly and jumped behind the counter. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

Henry Handel Richardson Tossing the reins to the gentleman who sat next him, he jumped out of the wagonette — it was hung with placards of “Vote for Turnham!”— and gave a loud rat-a-tat at the door. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

A Dog looking out for its afternoon nap jumped into the Manger of an Ox and lay there cosily upon the straw. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

He jumped up thoughtlessly, leaving the pistols on the ground. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Then, all of a sudden, he jumped up to the car and opened one of the doors. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

C——n jumped up, ran for his pistols, gave one to Monsieur de ——— called up the soldiers, but no robbers appeared. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

All this flashed through my mind before the fellow had got twenty yards away, and I jumped up to go after him. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Elizabeth Gaskell If the train had not been there at the moment, the man would have jumped up again and called for assistance to arrest him. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Andrew Lang The next minute someone knocked loudly at the door, and the old woman jumped up and opened it. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nevertheless, when a moment later Benjamin came in carrying some logs and dropped one, he jumped up and cursed him with all his old fervour, then threw his riding-gloves at him. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

He dressed himself quickly, and removed all the traces of his journey; then, his mind made up, he jumped into a cab, and drove to Madame Desvarennes’s . Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Thomas Hardy It was evening — so he was at home; and by a species of divination he jumped up and rushed to the door himself. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

He caught up on a red deer, jumped over it, and left it standing. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

He jumped from his horse, untied with amazing quickness the rope halter from its neck, and started to gag me by winding the thing round my jaw. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Hope She jumped up and caught her daughter by the shoulder. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

The road is smooth and dry, and the sunshine deliciously warm—do come!” Isabelle joyfully acceded to this request, and putting her hand into the one extended to help her, jumped lightly down. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Dorothy jumped to her feet and felt the handle of the glue-brush. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

William Makepeace Thackeray The long and short of the matter was, that jest as I came up to the door two of the bums jumped into the carridge. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Andrew Lang The dog was so delighted at his success that he jumped round, barking loudly, till the noise brought the old woman out of the house. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He jumped into a small canoe and paddled himself towards the schooner. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jonathan, hearing it, jumped a little. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Ivan Turgenev In a quarter of an hour Akim had reached Lizaveta Prohorovna’s house, had galloped up to the front door, jumped out of the cart and dashed straight into the entry. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

When she had eaten the last one, Gemma jumped up. Signa by Ouida

Ford Madox Ford They spluttered and roared: to make men jump smartly: at the end of apoplectic efforts the men jumped smartly. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

James Joyce When the cab drew up before the hotel, Gabriel jumped out and, in spite of Mr. Bartell D’Arcy’s protest, paid the driver. Dubliners by James Joyce

H. G. Wells We’ve jumped into what suddenly looks like an impossible situation. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Pewitt and the constable cried out; the Assistant Commissioner jumped aside. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Jules Verne He jumped back and the mass disappeared like a phantom. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Wilkie Collins He jumped up, and clapped his hand on his heart as if his heart hurt him. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Benjamin Disraeli All jumped up, and now the deed was done. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Gaston Leroux As the day commenced to fade colorlessly, Rouletabille jumped off onto the shore and his rustic equipage crossed to the Sestroriesk side. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Perhaps you would like to see both?” As may be supposed, I jumped eagerly at the opportunity; and upon my saying so, Nikola pressed a knob in the wall at his side. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Keep up your heart, old chap, we’ll do our best and nobody can do more!” I wrung his hand, and then, hailing a cab, he jumped into it and set off for the police station. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Katherine Mansfield He carried her books when we went walking, he jumped the afflicted one on his knee—poetic licence, this—and one morning brought his notebook into the salon and read to us. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

William Hope Hodgson I thought his eyes twinkled over some secret thought, as he jumped down and shook hands. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

He jumped at the fruit; I raised it higher. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

She jumped back more than once, her blood suddenly chilled by the dull thud of a machine. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

W. W. Jacobs The mate’s latent sense of discipline was roused and he jumped up in a fury. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

I was about to cross by the bridge when a down train came rattling in, and out jumped a man I knew by sight before it stopped. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Edith Wharton By the stable a dog came out growling — but he nosed me out, jumped on me, and went back . Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

E. Nesbi Bobbie jumped forward and caught it up, and waved it; her hands did not tremble now. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

He himself, forgetful of ceremony, jumped into his boat, and pushed it off with a vigorous foot. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Anthony Hope We jumped on their backs and started at a rapid trot. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

She jumped out of bed and locked her door. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

George jumped off and rushed over to Aileen and mother. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The last man jumped out of the window. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Bram Stoker One of the women jumped forward and opened it. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Hope They jumped from their horses and ran to him. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Henry James From this object her scrutiny jumped to his own countenance, which, to his great discomfort, was not conscious of very successfully baffling it. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Suddenly I caught sight of a policeman in the distance and, panic-stricken and looking for anywhere to hide, I jumped on to the lorry and lay down among the tins. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The prince knew he was at, the mercy of his saviours, so he jumped at once on a horse, and his companions did the same. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith He gasped, and felt at his heart, and then at his pulse; rubbed the moisture from his forehead, and throwing a fixedly wild look on her eyes, he jumped up and left her kneeling. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

William Hope Hodgson Instinctively, I jumped to get hold of the spokes; for I did not want the steering gear jammed. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

George Gissing Thoroughly tired, she unpacked her trunks, sat awhile by the open window, listening to a piano in a neighbouring house, and then jumped into bed. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Jules Verne He jumped into the water, and hanging on by the bullocks’ horns, dragged them back into the right course. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Oscar Wilde Round and round they whirled, and the young Witch jumped so high that he could see the scarlet heels of her shoes. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Guy de Maupassan Then, unable to beat the dog any longer, he jumped on her, and stamped and crushed her under-foot in a perfect frenzy of anger. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells I jumped up at once and went and opened the door leading into the big laboratory. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

He gave your address, and so we jumped into a car and came off instantly. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Evidently he had no notion that Pat was a caller for he jumped into his car and the sound of his motor drowned out Pat’s responses as he drove away. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Oscar Wilde He jumped up, drew the screen hastily across the picture, and unlocked the door. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

John Ruskin The old gentleman jumped off the hob as if it had suddenly become inconveniently warm. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin [1841]

Edith Wharton At length he jumped up and impulsively caught her by both hands. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Radclyffe Hall Colonel Ogden was dozing over the evening paper; from time to time he jumped awake with a stifled snort; as always the dining-room smelt of his pipe smoke and stale food. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

I jumped oil the couch, and she said to me in an angry tone: “Put these pillows and things in their places. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing That was what Christopher perceived as he looked wildly round, flung back the apron, jumped out. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Jules Verne A hundred of them had, according to their habit, jumped upon the steps without stopping the train, with the ease of a clown mounting a horse at full gallop. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Walter Scott He took fright, the foolish lad, at something or other which our Baron did in his moody humour, and so he jumped into the lake and swam ashore like a wild-duck. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Anatole France Unluckily he rose quickly, and, arming himself with a still burning torch, jumped into the passage, where bad luck awaited him. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Edith Wharton I jumped out hurriedly and joined my young driver at the horse’s head. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Steele Rudd I fancy he didn’t mean to stop it when I think how he jumped — it was the only piece of excitement there had been the whole of that relentlessly solemn fortnight. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Edith Wharton She jumped up, flung on her dressing-gown, and stole out of her room. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Mark Twain All the men jumped off of their horses and grabbed the hurt one and started to carry him to the store; and that minute the two boys started on the run. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Then he jumped into the dinghy, cast off the painter, and, after snatching at the slack of a rope, began towing the reluctant yacht by short jerks of the sculls. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Almost a mile away Quentin Sabot jumped from the gate on which he had been sitting and looked at his wrist-watch. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Jules Verne But Lady Helena took his hand, and he jumped up at once and looked about him in bewilderment at the sight of so many strangers. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Kate jumped after it, and then entreated the captain to follow her. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

The Lapdog jumped into his master’s lap, and lay there blinking while the Farmer stroked his ears. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Gaston Leroux My gruesome escort must have noticed it, for he sent Cesar back and I heard his hoofs trampling up a staircase while the man jumped into the boat, untied the rope that held it and seized the oars. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson Up jumped John. The envelope fell from his hands; he stooped to get it, and at the same moment both men ran in and closed with him. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then, accustomed to passive obedience, he jumped down from the terrace, ran toward the lane, and at the end of twenty paces met d’Artagnan, who, having seen all, was coming to him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Victor Hugo He jumped on the level ground, or rather landed, for he rose from the precipice. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. G. Wells Now he jumped with: “Then I was right, and you have abolished the family?” His finger pointed at Urthred made it almost a personal accusation. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

I found eleven hundred francs, and with that I hurried down the stairs, jumped into a taxi, and escaped. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Nothing but the grey horse’s extreme activity got the pair safely over; he jumped it on a slant, changed feet in the heart of a furze-bush, and was lost to view. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]