Phrases with "known"

Henry Kingsley It was a new discovery; he had never known it till he found he had got to part with him. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Charles Dickens My heart has known no other love, my hand has never been bestowed apart from it. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

I might have known that anything Archie was keen about would end in the soup. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Maria Edgeworth Try; you see the sense of it: the world can say nothing when you are known to be with Miss Clarendon; and you will, I hope, feel the comfort of it, out of the stir and din of this London world. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope Bullbean is a man well known to the police as a card-sharper. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Then the variation readily becomes known by counting from the true east the degrees and minutes of the amplitude at rising. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Jonathan’s place was getting a deal more custom now — it lay near about the straight line for the Turon, and came to be known as a pretty comfortable shop. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The secret is known in Germany, too, to those whom it concerns. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Abraham Merri It was as though the trees had waited until he himself had become whole before they made their own unrest known to him. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

R. D. Blackmore But after his ghost had been seen repeatedly, sitting on the chain and swearing, it began to be known that he was gone indeed, and the relief afforded by his absence endeared him to sad memory. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

John Lewis Burckhard Her husband and son were absent fish­ing, but Ayd being well known to them, they gave us a hearty welcome, and milked a goat for me. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope And then to her mind hereditary titles, as she had known them, had been recommended by hereditary possessions. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

After my Husband’s death I found them among his papers; Had I known sooner that He entertained such sentiments, Grief would have killed me. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

In two years, I should return to my country, with a name well known and a reputation already founded. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope He was nearly six feet high, and strongly made, and was known to be a much finer man than the Secretary of Legation, who was rather small, and supposed to be not very robust. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Frederick Marryat I saw them safe to London myself, or I should have known of my brother’s illness and have been here before this. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Charles Dickens I had not known how to do it well, not understanding how the wind would set when we were out of the harbour. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Rafael Sabatini Now no man has ever been known so to find life without some immediate cause, other than that of his environment, for his optimism. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

These are distasteful to birds, and, in consequence of their conspicuous colours, are easily known and avoided. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Jeremy Bentham To make it known in respect of its difference, would therefore be doing little, unless it were made known also by its genus. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Arthur Machen No one laughed, because it was well known that Professor Huvelius spent every penny of his private means and a large portion of his official stipend on works of kindness and charity. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope The doctor had been a great many years at Brotherton, and had known the old Marquis well. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

H.P. Lovecraft This place had once been the seat of an evil older than mankind and wider than the known universe. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

When I was dying, I died in frantic despair, because I had never known what were the pleasures of life. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Anthony Trollope Had he known that Crocker also would be there he certainly would not have yielded; but Crocker, when at the office, kept the secret of his engagement to himself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Rudyard Kipling There are statistics in connection with the Waterworks, figures relating to ‘three-throw-plungers,’ delivery and supply, which should be known to the professional reader. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Through the clouds there partly broke the gleam of the shining moon, as Hagen spake again: “Let none make known to my dear lords what we have wrought here today. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Anthony Trollope He never would have spoken in that way had he known it. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Algernon Blackwood I shan’t know a blessed word!” For the chemistry, known to the boys by this shorter yet appropriate name, was a constant worry to him. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Three of the party were accordingly found absent, two of whom were known to have fallen at the first fire, but whether dead or only wounded was uncertain. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Rudyard Kipling I’ve known a chap caught at Salisbury that way tryin’ to get to Nyassa. They tell me, but o’ course I don’t know, that they don’t ask questions on the Nyassa Lake Flotilla up there. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Robert Green Ingersoll These lectures are what is known as the Cosmos, and present a scientific picture of the world — of infinite diversity in unity; of ceaseless motion in the eternal grasp of law. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

D.H. Lawrence I should have known the moment his spirit left his body; he would have come to me. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth She made out who resided at every place within possible reach of morning or dinner visit: every house on the opposite banks of the lake was soon known to her, and she was current in every house. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope Nothing was better known in the empire than the ages of the two or three first inhabitants to be deposited. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

It is known that you are much exasperated, and that any allusion to him excites and annoys you. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope For though Lady Frances had been known to be blind to her own greatness, still this,—this at any rate was not suspected. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins Will you please reply to this letter (to say yes or no) by telegram? “The name by which you know me is not the name by which I have been known here. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

He probably knew all that was to be known about the art of taking cover. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Had he known his first marriage with Miss Malcolm to be valid there would have been no occasion for a repetition of the ceremony. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Miles Franklin I’ve known him since he was born, and he’s a good all-round fellow. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a prolonged wolfish howl which Dimples had been known to offer to teach elderly ladies in hotel corridors. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

In its northern extremities it is known by the appellation U-sukuma — country north; and in the southern, U-takama — country south. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Put yourself in the way of meeting them, and let it be known that you are willing to pay for what you want. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Accordingly, John Shakspeare is known to have united with his town calling the rural and miscellaneous occupations of a farmer. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

You see, I have not known whether it was safe for me at Timberdale: or I should never have left Maggie to the shop alone. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

I’ve known about it for weeks. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Charles Dickens Sitting on this hillock where a bastion used to be, and where a noisy fortress was, in the time of the old Roman station here, I became aware that I have never known till now, what it is to be lazy. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Ford Madox Ford She desired to be known to be in a compromising position! What did you do on Armistice Day! A voice, heavy and old, said: ‘You are there, Valentine . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Anthony Trollope Had he known on the preceding evening what was coming, he would have dined on a mutton chop and a pint of sherry, and have gone to bed at ten o’clock. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope He had only known Robert Kennedy as one who had been thoroughly disagreeable to himself, and who had persecuted his daughter throughout their married life. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

My doctor says they can be a most deadly poison in inexperienced hands, and that four capsules of the size of those in that bottle have been known to kill a man. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Rafael Sabatini Sir Oliver was entirely happy, and men noticed how gentler were his accents, how sunnier had become a countenance that they had known for haughty and forbidding. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Sinclair Lewis He came from what was known as a “good family”— anyway, it was a wealthy family. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

The best rifle of the lot, only ten years old, was given to a half — witted little beast of fifteen, known to everyone as the maricoon (Nancy-boy). Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

George Gissing He heard with great interest the few words Otway let fall about his father, who had known so many Russian exiles. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson He was thus lying, and looking, and dreaming, hanging, as it were, between two epochs of his life, when Alexander came to the door, and made his presence known in a loud whisper. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

In those days befell such hard times in Iceland, that nought like them has been known there; well-nigh all gettings from the sea, and all drifts, came to an end; and this went on for many seasons. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

D. H. Lawrence There was a big tenderness, as after a strong emotion they had known together; but it was not she who could keep his soul steady. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain Finally, a patriarch arose and said: “Oh, children of the Prophet, it is known unto you that a Portuguee dog of a Christian clock mender pollutes the city of Tangier with his presence. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry James I am very well known all out West — I’m known from Chicago to San Francisco; if not personally, at least by reputation. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

I tell you, Judith, that my neighbours here who have known me all my life long take rather Walter’s picture of me now than their own. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

I realised what I had never known before, that his slimness was deceptive, and that stripped he would be a fine figure of sinew and bone. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Gissing For his children’s sake he was glad of this comfort; like every educated man who has known poverty at the outset of life, he feared it more than he cared to say. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith Her recent treatment of him, however, was very strange; so strange that he might have known himself better if he had reflected on the bound with which it shot him to a hard suspicion. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Charles Dickens What I said and did in those eight months, I never have known and never shall. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

It reminded her of some one she had known long ago. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Tobias Smolle His ensigns were known by the inscription, Liberty of Conscience, and the Protestant Succession; and the people saluted him as he passed with repeated cheers, that seemed to prognosticate success. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

And yet—well, since then I’ve known that seeing is not all believing. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Though a bachelor, he showed no disposition to marry, and until Miss Dare appeared on the scene was not known to be even attentive to one of her sex. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

I, of all women, should have known better. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Mrs. Bunting, as a single woman, had been what is known as a useful maid. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Had I been blind I should have known who this was. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Those facile and brilliant phrases and ideas struck me as the finest things I had yet known in literature, and I borrowed the book and read it through. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Anne Bronte Habitual associates are known to exercise a great influence over each other’s minds and manners. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

H. Rider Haggard So to all who have known me, or known of me, to all who can think one kindly thought of the old hunter, I stretch out my hand from the far-off shore and bid a long farewell. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

G. K. Chesterton He was a light-haired, lively young man, with rather a wild eye, known by the name of Pierce, whose wedding to the daughter of the innkeeper of the Blue Boar the others had only recently attended. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Theodore Dreiser Assuredly her brother abided by no known rule, and yet he seemed to be doing fairly well once more. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D’Artagnan, who was known as a familiar of the house, went straight to his office, and sent word that he wished to see him on something of importance. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing His view of her had greatly changed since the early days of their acquaintance; in fact, he perceived that till of late he had not known her at all. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Charles Dickens Their plottings and schemes are known to me and Miggs. If you want information of ’em, apply to us. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Fabrizio is in hiding, and is known there as Signor Giuseppe Bossi; do not give him away by any stupid action, do not appear to know him; my enemies will perhaps set spies on your track. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

George Gissing Some said that she still looked forward to settling down to an old age of respectable comfort; and wits had been known to assert that she contemplated devoting her money to the erection of a church. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jack London Woman she was, and he had long known that the only way to win from her treason of her tribe was through the woman’s heart of her. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

One of the kitchen plongeurs at the Hotel X, a German, was well known as a debrouillard. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

H. Rider Haggard Ah! if he could have known what that laugh cost her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Being known to the nurses and the maids, he was confident his excuse would be accepted without suspicion. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

William Makepeace Thackeray The fellow was known i’ the camp of the crusaders — disreputably known. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

Arthur Conan Doyle In doing so I held it within a few inches of my eyes, and was conscious of a faint smell of the scent known as white jessamine. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle That thin, eager face was well known to all — the face of Henry, younger brother of William and head admiral of the fleet. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Elio Those cures are rare: but I’ve known them happen sometimes with people of strong will. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

If I had not known him I should have said he was drunk. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

I’m sure if I’d known how he would stay out night after night, and come home in such dreadful states time after time, I never would have consented to marry him. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

H. Rider Haggard In another second the sturdy Kara had also slain a man, and then began a scene the like of which has not been known to me. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

We now stand upon the westernmost edge of the great central Arabian plateau, known as El–Nejd (“the Highlands”), opposed to El–Tihámah, the lowland regions. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

The words ’nemi danum, I don’t know,’ ever a sin in the hearing of a king, were never known to pass his lips. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Mark Twain For he was blaspheming against the holiest thing known to a Missourian, and could NOT be in his right mind. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Meredith Irma’s known sympathies with the Austrian uniform seasoned the ludicrousness of many of the double-edged verses which she sang or declaimed in recitative. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Meredith The black cock’s feathers of the Tyrolese were still fluttering up the Corso, when the woman said, ‘I’ve known the tail of a regiment get through the gates without having to show paper. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

H. G. Wells But even for highly-educated people these summaries may be useful in bringing things known with different degrees of thoroughness, into a general scheme. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

George Meredith Have you ever known a woman who was entirely an Egoist?” “Personally known one? We are not better than men. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Arnold Bennett He thought of Johnnie and of Mrs. Chris Hamson, who was known for her steely caprices. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Algernon Blackwood The descent of a group-soul, known to the worship of this mighty system, rose from its lair of centuries and moved hugely down upon them. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

The ambassador was known to Shane as a generous contributor to the I.R.A. funds, and now in response to his request, he led him into the workroom. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Every known fact points to the certainty that it is his body. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

The ports, the airports, the travel places, the best known ‘honeymoon’ places. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

This name was perfectly well known between them, and was that of the person, no doubt, who laid claim to the two thousand dollars. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope The man of the world is personally known for such; as also are known the cruel, the griping, the avaricious, the unjust. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

It was what Mrs. Gresley called a “cross,” and Mr. Gresley was always afraid that the fact of its presence might become known and hopelessly misconstrued in Warpington and the world at large. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Charles Dickens There is another class of birthdays at which I have so frequently assisted, that I may assume such birthdays to be pretty well known to the human race. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle Meanwhile, please send by messenger, to await return at Baker Street, a complete list of all foreign spies or international agents known to be in England, with full address. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If, when you say professionally, you mean as a journalist, why, what on earth in this place can there be worth the chronicling? There is scarcely a single person known to society in the neighbourhood. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Thomas Hughes Her servants were known and sought after for miles round. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

William Godwin Gods known and unknown, the spirits of departed heroes, the Gods of heaven and hell, abstractions of virtue or vice, might unblamed be made the objects of religious worship. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Jeremy Bentham Indivisible acts are merely imaginary, they may be easily conceived, but can never be known to be exemplified. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Oh, that I had never known what a Court was! Dear Pope, what a barren soil (to me so) have I been striving to produce something out of. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Henry Lawson He has no water-bag; carries his water in a billy; and how he manages without a bag is known only to himself. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Such a thing as taking the horses out of a carriage and letting it stay where it was until the end of the day was not known on Worcester racecourse. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

Sigmund Freud This dream is a poorly disguised fulfilment of the wish to be known as a physician with a large income. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Willa Cather She would never have gone away if she’d known all that was to happen. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Hope I wished I could have made myself known to them and persuaded them to go away; but my presence would have outweighed my declarations, and been taken as a sure sign that the king was in the house. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

John Locke No existence of anything without us, but only of God, can certainly be known further than our senses inform us. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Home! I had not known the word since Aunt Judy and Uncle Sam had flitted away out of my ken. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Henceforth you will be known by the name and title of your estates. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Borrow She was a great woman and celebrated politician, though at present chiefly known by her water. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Anthony Trollope Considering the position that she was to occupy, he must have known that he was deceiving you. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

I had never known them there before, and I wondered uneasily what mysterious forces of intuition I should be up against next. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

But there was another man, known to us of the —— Precinct, who had very nearly these same gifts, and this man was going to speak at a secret meeting that very evening. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Oscar Wilde I become different from what you have known me to be. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Anthony Trollope They must have known that the man was alive. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Willa Cather He felt apart from the others, drifting alone on the melody, as if he had been alone with it for a long while and had known it all before. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope The Pyreneean valley in which the baths of Vernet are situated is not much known to English, or indeed to any travellers. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Your mother was married to your father (himself a distant Waiter) in the profoundest secrecy; for a Waitress known to be married would ruin the best of businesses — it is the same as on the stage. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Thomas Hardy Somewhere about the axles was a loose chain, whose only known purpose was to clink as it went. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Henry James As she did so she felt that all the while she had known it would be there, and was conscious of a kind of treachery, an unfriendly wilfulness, in not being more prepared for it. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Andrew Lang Perhaps he picks up the only work out of all his library that is known to exist — un ravissant petit Elzevir, ‘De Imperio Magni Mogolis’ (Lugd. Bat. 1651). Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Arthur Machen The deceased nobleman was widely known in society, and much liked for his genial manner and sumptuous hospitality. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Marie Corelli But the florist, known as Pierre Midon, soon realised the situation and explained it all to his provincial relative. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Sinclair Lewis That’s why I wired you, when there are others I’ve known for years. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Hope I am just from Zenda, and his Majesty is known to have been in town with the queen. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Theodore Dreiser There was some talk about the value of entertaining — that he would have to reach out socially for certain individuals who were not now known to him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Jane Austen Had I known it, I would have had the pleasure of talking to him about you. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Charles Kingsley I’ve known it give sleep, even in consumption — try it, and exercise. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Edith Wharton He had never known that kind of companionship, had just guessed at it through the groping wonder of his first talks with Halo Spear, when every word she spoke was a clue to new discoveries. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

G. K. Chesterton We wormed our way to the front, with the cunning which is known only to cockneys, and once there we soon learned the nature of the difficulty. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Henry James I was brought up to think that a woman’s first duty is to be infinitely so, and the happiest women I’ve known have been in fact those who performed this duty faithfully. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Algernon Blackwood In another moment he would have known exactly what and who he was, whence he came, the purpose and the powers that attended him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

You see, apart from the insult to Mr. Larose, I have been friendly with Sampon for many years and my wife has known him since she was a girl. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

There, in the open, lighted street, with no sight nor sound of terror to assail me, I was the shivering victim of such fear as I had never known was possible. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Andrew Lang THEY were afraid that Godfrey had killed himself, not that he was murdered by Papists. That ‘his household could not have known that he would not return,’ is not to the point. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

H. Rider Haggard I’ve known natives who are, and so you will say, Harry, my boy, before you have done with this tale, and I have known mean whites with lots of money and fresh out from home, too, who are not. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Catherine Helen Spence Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelsohn (sic) were still known and loved. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

I have never known Madeleine allow any man, or boy, or creeping child attend to any one but herself if she is present. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

I wish the time might come when we could read Shakespeare, and Dante, and Homer, as sincerely and as fairly as we read any new book by the least known of our contemporaries. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Mordioux! why, there is no room anywhere!” D’Artagnan, however, contrived to catch hold of the master by the corner of his apron, and to make himself known to him. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle Thus even the county police have never known the full story of that strange tragedy, and they certainly never shall, unless, indeed, the eyes of some of them should chance to fall upon this narrative. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Gissing Will you allow me to call at some hour when I could speak to you in private? There is something I must make known to you, and I cannot write it. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope He had never known another occupation or another home, and had very rarely slept under another roof. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Andrew Lang It is known to have arisen in the native Indian army. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He could detain her legally, but he could not do even that without the fact of such forcible detention being known to all the world. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Until affliction lay heavy on me, my father, my uncle, and my grandfather were hardly better known to me, in their true characters, than if they had been strangers passing in the street. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Therefore I have since known Hagen every whit. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

G. K. Chesterton Never had she known any living thing escape from the trap into which she thought he had fallen; never had she seen footprints coming out from that dark den of efficiency. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

In the anthology known as Tottel’s Miscellany, first published in 1557, 96 pieces by W. appear along with 40 by Surrey, and others by different hands. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

And Terry, darling, I’d been dreaming that we both were dead!” WHEN the marvelous oversteps the bounds of known possibility there are three ways of meeting it. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Jules Verne It is thus that the acid known under the name of Nordhausen acid is made. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Oh, such a harrowing groan! I should have thought him mad had I known what madness meant; but I know not what I thought. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Eftsoon these tidings were made known to the proud Burgundians. At the very moment that he slew the boatman, the skiff gan drifting down the stream. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Andrew Lang The driver turned round, and nodded to Kay ina friendly way as if they had known each other before. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Miles Franklin A prophet denounced where he is known often has a great innings among strangers. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

I would have been very much cut up had I known that this hurried grasp of the hand with “So long, old boy. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Anthony Trollope But it was soon known that he was there, and known also that he had a companion. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Here part of her mind may have known that the door was open, and started a ghost (for there was no real man there) to stop her. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope This had given rise to no special remarks, because it was well known that Mr. Prosper was a man whose feelings were often too many for him. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

If I had not known this from her own lips, I should have known it from the fact that the workmen all left at noon, in order, as one of them said, to leave the little lady more at her ease. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Samuel Johnson There is something in the poetical Arcadia so remote from known reality and speculative possibility that we can never support its representation through a long work. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

I did hear of one instance of cannibalism at the white man’s expense, a shepherd whose name is known to me, found dead in the country to westward, with his thigh cut away. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Andrew Lang Yet there is no other trace known to us of the existence of the old balladising humour and of the old art in all that period. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

In that country women that be unmarried, they have tokens on their heads like coronals to be known for unmarried. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

H.P. Lovecraf Not for centuries had any man recalled its vital substance or known where to find it, but this book was very old indeed. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

George Gissing Acknowledge me or not, I shall acknowledge you, and make it known that I am to blame for all that has happened. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Jane Austen They have known her much longer than they have known me; no wonder if they love her better. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Leon Trotsky It is known that a police order is something like the Pole-Star; it is as impossible to annul it as it is to remove it. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope It must be known — must be known to them all. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The secret of that misfortune is known to his friends, and is religiously kept by his friends. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anthony Trollope As it was, when he started for Cambridge, nothing was known at Babington either of Mr. Davis or of the New South Wales scheme. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I cannot but think you must have known that you were not entitled to give your love to any man without being assured that the man would be approved of by — by — by me. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But the faults of bad and weak governments are made known as cautions to the world, and not as facts to copy. North America by Anthony Trollope

Mrs. Edmonstone might have known her husband better than to expect him to write decisively when he had neither herself nor Philip at his elbow. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Morgan Robertson In her construction and maintenance were involved every science, profession, and trade known to civilization. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

E. F. Benson Though it was nearly a year since her husband’s death, Emmeline Lucas (universally known to her friends as Lucia) still wore the deepest and most uncompromising mourning. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Since the day of the famous Ball she had known a new relationship with Warren, a deeper intimacy. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

She had on this evening known nothing but a faint sense of slow dragging in her limbs, an uneasiness in her body as if it lay rough, a labouring in her breath as if she toiled. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

M. P. Shiel Have you not here a miracle of mind? But given a known individuality, one may deduce certain facts from it. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

E. F. Benson Should hardly have known it again. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Anna Katherine Green She had never known an agitation beyond some fluttering woman’s hope she had stifled as soon as born, and now she knelt in blood. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

William Morris Then she put forth a foot of her, and said aloud: Sorely hath this rough road tried Atra’s shoon and their goodly window-work; if they are to be known I must be speedy on my journey or go barefoot. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

I might have known it,” he went on more calmly; “I did, only I would not believe it. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Algernon Blackwood We may be known on human terms. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Anthony Trollope We beg to own ourselves among the number and therefore take this opportunity to express our surprise that so little is known by English men and women of the beauties of English architecture. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope