Phrases with "known"

Anthony Trollope He was a man well known to literary men, but not known to readers. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Why art not happy, sweetheart? and I so happy this night? Mother, I seem never to have felt a pain or known a care. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Perhaps he already has a bad record, perhaps where he lives he is a known bad egg. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Elizabeth Gaskell He might ha’ known my bark was waur than my bite. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

He was a contributor to Blackwood’s Magazine, in which appeared his best known poem, The Forging of the Anchor, and was one of the chief promoters of the Gaelic revival in Irish literature. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

George Meredith Marriage has been known to have such an effect on the most faithful of women that a great passion fades to naught in their volatile bosoms when they have taken a husband. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle What use was it for me, a wretched cripple, to go back to England or to make myself known to my old comrades? Even my wish for revenge would not make me do that. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Wilkie Collins By the next morning our disgrace was known all over Dibbledean. “There was only one more degradation now to be dreaded; and that it sickened me to think of. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Henry James It was not that Verena had been taught; that branch of the education of young ladies which is known as “manners and deportment” had not figured, as a definite head, in Miss Tarrant’s curriculum. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

D. H. Lawrence I have never known the time when he looked handsomer, when he was more attractive. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

The following morning it still drizzled, and we did well in the tributary burns with the fly known locally as the black spider. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Gissing I know Mrs. Tresilian, and have known her for years. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

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

Anthony Trollope These tourists for fun are known well by all that large class of men who are engaged in supplying the wants of summer travellers. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

And he may have known Milton the scrivener. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Olaf Stapledon Not till the two futures begin to differ strikingly can they be distinguished and known to be inconsistent themes. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing Only he who belonged to no class, who was rejected alike by his fellows in privation and by his equals in intellect, must die without having known the touch of a loving woman’s hand. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

He took it for granted that he knew everything about Liz. But he had not known a simple little fact like her pleasure in lights in the daytime. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Jules Verne The young shoots of this tree are very valuable, yielding a favourite beverage known in North America as “ spruce-beer. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Machen I had never known all her strange allurement before. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Thomas Hardy The mysterious personage was so disguised that his own wife would hardly have known him. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing For a week and more she had not known unbroken sleep; dreams of fantastic misery awakened her to worse distress in the calculating of her perils and conflict with insidious doubts. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

He is never seen to feed with the other cotingas, nor is it known in what part of Guiana he makes his nest. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

But that Tod had been three parts out of his senses all the afternoon, he might have known at once that they did not come from Lena, or from any one so young. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

He had always known a good deal about the Bible, and that and the Pilgrim’s Progress were his chief aids in reflection. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Kate Chopin At this moment I am much interested in tracing the history of various religions which are known to us; those which have died out, as well as existing religions. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Edward Jenner Another circumstance strongly, in my opinion, supporting this supposition is the following: The cow-pox has been known among our dairies time immemorial. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Anthony Trollope She had thoroughly known her daughter when she boasted that Griselda would never indulge in an unauthorized passion. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

She had not long done so, when the stranger was seen slowly returning, seeming, as before, known to all, but knowing none. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Old men were called Master, not Mister. Younger men were known by their nicknames or their Christian names, excepting a few who were more than usually respected. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Edith Wharton Yet one thing was clear to her; she had suffered less savagely since she had known that Dr. Arklow had guessed what she was suffering. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

I have read recently in some medical journal, that an American practitioner, whose name is known to the country, is prescribing the hoof of a horse for epilepsy. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

And Racine must have known this. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Hardy His face was now so thin that his old friends would hardly have known him. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

John Bunyan It saith they are naturally out of the good way, that they have not known it. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

In Siam, what little is known of dancing is confined to the people of Laos. The women are meek eyed, spiritless creatures, crushed under the heavy domination of the stronger sex. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

Jack London Also was he known as John the Apostate. He lived a long life and apostasized frequently. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Elizabeth Gaskell But I think, on the whole, we had better not alarm Cynthia. If we had only known in time we might have planned for her to have come down with Lord Cumnor and my lady. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Rudyard Kipling Then I should have known where I stood. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was too unpleasantly morbid to be true of a man her mother had known for years. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

He would make known to them so plainly, too, that he stood in no awe of the presiding judge, and, in a crafty way, would invite them to stand in no awe of him, either. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Anthony Trollope But I’ve known from the very first that I have staked everything upon her. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The firm of Desvarennes has been in an ancient mansion in the Rue Saint Dominique since 1875; it is one of the best known and most important in French industry. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Anthony Trollope Hitherto there has been no Prime Minister known in the government of the United States. Mr. Seward has attempted a revolution in that matter, and has essayed to fill the situation. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope George probably felt that there was not much need to do so, and Urmand must have known that any pressing of his suit in the ordinary way would be of no avail. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Forty years had made so much change in her that I should n’t have known her if I had n’t known the shop. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope But this young lady had had much experience and should have known better. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Even to the police itself — all but the heads — he had been known only as Sevrin the noted anarchist. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope You can be early in the field; — because it is only now known that there will be no Gatherum interest. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens It is known only to myself, and to one other who may be trusted. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

But the most noticeable thing about him was his huge mop of frizzled hair, which, by some process, known only to himself, he usually dyed a vivid yellow. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

In what is known as lower-middle-class circles. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Arthur Conan Doyle The residence of Major Tobias Clutterbuck, late of the 119th Light Infantry, was not known to any of his friends. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

There was plenty of wine (poteen not being known in these days, let alone parliament), a great many handsome girls, and ’tis unknown all the keoh that was with the boys and themselves. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Henry James Her expression would probably have been beautiful if she had had one, but whatever she communicated she communicated, in a manner best known to herself, without signs. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

I’ve known her all my life; and I’m very, very sorry for her. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

He — the fastidious, the luxurious, the refined — he who had hitherto braved no hardship and known no sorrow. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Radclyffe Hall Then had come that morning away in County Clare, when those two had suddenly seen each other, and had known from that moment the meaning of life, of love, just because they had seen each other. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

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]

Walter Scott The last Scottish story with which I will trouble you happened in or shortly after the year 1800, and the whole circumstances are well known to me. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Jeremy Bentham So far is it from the goodness of the intention’s being to be known only from the species of the motive. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

It was a cafe fearfully known in that quarter. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

H.P. Lovecraft As I have said before, the weird studies of Harley Warren were well known to me, and to some extent shared by me. The Statement of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

So I hope, Miss Tildy, you’ll accept my ‘pology, and believe that I wouldn’t of done it if I’d known what I was doin’ and hadn’t of been drunk. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Wilkie Collins The first persons known to him, whom he discovered among the crowd of strangers, were the Athertons. They looked, as well they might, astonished to see him. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope I should have known that they would have had to drag me up somewhere. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Willa Cather Now he told himself he had always known Enid would come back; and she had come on that afternoon when she entered his drug-smelling room and let in the sunlight. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Virginia Woolf When the result of the lawsuit was made known (and rumour flew much quicker than the telegraph which has supplanted it), the whole town was filled with rejoicings. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Anthony Trollope But dukes are scarce, and the man of business was known to be a man of high honour. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

He also suppressed any allusion to the circumstance which was known to every one in the convent but myself, that my appeal would be decided on in a few days. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

John Galsworthy How on earth had the fellow known that he wanted to sell that picture? Monsieur Profond held out the cheque. To Let by John Galsworthy

George Meredith He explained to the incomprehensible lady he fancied he had somewhere seen, that the battle might be known as near the finish by the behaviour on board Lord Brailstone’s coach. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Baldwin Spencer These drawings are regarded as peculiarly sacred and are not allowed to be seen by women and children, to whom their locality is known and who carefully avoid the spot. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

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

I’ve known better days myself, and I can tell you I was just struck dumb to see her pretty face a-bending over me. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

From the Key to Grief, seaward a day’s paddle, if a man dared, lay the long wooded island in the ocean known as Grief on the charts of the bleak coast. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Henry Adams They had all treated him kindly; he had never met with ill-will, ill-temper, or even ill-manners, or known a quarrel. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

David Hume And vice versa, if the effect be not known, the power cannot be known nor felt. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

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

Walter Scott Such at least was the only motive the Sacristan was ever known to assign for his courtesy; if there was any other, I once more refer it to his own conscience. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Thomas Hardy The loads were all laid together, and a pyramid of furze thirty feet in circumference now occupied the crown of the tumulus, which was known as Rainbarrow for many miles round. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell She heard his quick decided step; she had known it well of old. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Andrew Lang Then in this exceeding anxiousness of his, his said father appeared to him in a dream, and made known to him where was the counter acknowledgment by which that acknowledgment was cancelled. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Had she not known beforehand that the man who had preceded her was her son she never would have recognized him. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope She had confessed nothing of this, even to herself, till he had spoken to her on the bridge; but then, in a moment, she had known that it was so, and had not coyed the truth with him by a single nay. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

R. D. Blackmore I am known for a man, Sir, who sticks to his word; and my attorney is a genuine bulldog. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Vsevolod Krestovsky And long he admired his handiwork, with the parental pride known to every creator, and as he looked at this note he for the first time fully realized that he was an artist. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

This uneasy alliance is known as the Popular Front (or, in the Communist press, to give it a spuriously democratic appeal, People’s Front). Collected Essays by George Orwell

I have never known such a satisfactory conclusion to a bad piece of business in all my professional career. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

But, in the first place, political journalism proper is a craft of which very few men have been known to become masters by intuition, and Dickens had as yet had no real experience of it. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Jacques Futrelle That inaccuracy is known to every diamond expert—the mistake you make is a compliment to that as a replica. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Cerberus is known to have had three heads, and some of the poets have credited him with as many as a hundred. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Sandy, still in his emerald coat and turban, was scrambling up the farther slope of the hollow, yelling greetings in every language known to man. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Henry James When I’ve known and appreciated such a woman as you. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Yet a weariness, a bitterness, he had never known in the excitement of active service came on him, brought by this sting of insult brought from the fair hand of an aristocrate. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Anthony Trollope Lady Arabella made it known to Miss Oriel that her daughter could not meet Mary Thorne, even as strangers meet; and it was made known to others also. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

And as the months went by she would have shuddered had she known the dark and sinister thoughts which were beginning to gather in her stepmother’s mind. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

My friend was Hollis, the fellow who had so many adventures and had known so many queer people in that part of the (more or less) gorgeous East in the days of his youth. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

The pupils, instructed in all that was before known in their several departments, were prepared to extend still further the boundaries of their imperfect science. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Of course there were queer places and a few definitely bad places; but these were the exception and soon became known and avoided. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

I shall place before you three kinds of evidence entirely based upon what is known of the forms of animal life which are contained in the series of stratified rocks. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

At that she turned and looked up at him, and as his eyes met hers he knew two things: that he loved her and that he had never before, in all his ventures, known at all what love was. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Rudyard Kipling I will make me known to the dholes, so that they shall follow me very closely. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Mark Twain This daughter-in-law of an emperor was pretty; she had a kind face; she was without airs; she is known to be full of common human sympathies. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Sinclair Lewis He had not known a kiss like that, the closeness of it and the softness and the frankness of what it said. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

You people will be moving in the wrong circles, and sooner or later he’ll give himself away, or somebody will turn up that has known him from childhood. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Though I had never seen the man on horseback before, I should have known his figure anywhere. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Sabine is known to be an intense and enthusiastic daughter of her country. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

T. H. Huxley From the Horse we pass on and on, with gradual steps, until we arrive at last at the highest known forms. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Sinclair Lewis This is known as the New Industrialism in the Sunny South. Negroes are not human beings but a cross between the monkey and the colonel. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Wolfe She had never known the meaning of laziness. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Willa Cather She had never seen herself or known herself as she did at Mrs. Nathanmeyer’s musical evenings. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope The absentee Marquis had made with his mother the best bargain in his power, and had let the dower house, known as Cross Hall, to a sporting farmer. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

All through the years of our youth Neither could have known Their own thought from the other’s, We were so much at one. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

You will know everything that can be known about me very soon, I dare say. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

D. H. Lawrence They have never known the post-Renaissance Jesus. Which is rather an eye-opener. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

G. K. Chesterton It will never be known whether it was the foreign look that attracted the foreigners or the foreigners who gave it the foreign look. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Matthew Arnold His material well-being is known to all of us. George Sand by Matthew Arnold [1877]

Walter Scott This is known to have been the case in many of those darker iniquities which bear as their characteristic something connected with hidden and prohibited arts. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Jane Austen But I have not known him long; and he is not a man, I think, to be known intimately soon. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Jane Austen Our own library is too well known to me, to be resorted to for any thing beyond mere amusement. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Wilkie Collins Application has been made to Mr. Loscombe, under the circumstances, to mention what that former place of residence was, of which Mr. Vanstone is known to have informed him. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope Anton might have known that without employing you. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

After all these years he might have counted on the fingers of his two hands all the days he had been out of sight of England. He had never known what it was to be out of soundings. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Theodore Dreiser The company which she was to encounter, as she well knew, was to be so much more impressive, distinguished than anything she had heretofore known socially. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope He must have known why she had not again joined the girls from the brewery in their walks. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I shouldn’t have done it if I hadn’t known that he wanted a wife and if I hadn’t been sure that she would make a good one. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

On the face of the facts as known up to now the charge does not seem to be true. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Some thought it must be Tumbled into the Sea; Some thought it had gone off to High Germanie For Germans, as shown By their writings, ’tis known Are always delighted with what is high-flown. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Anthony Trollope I should have known it when I learned that you and he were in such close intimacy in London. But now—I know it now. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle Often as I have faced death upon the battle-field, I have never known what real fear was until that moment. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

So, again, as every one knows, the Brothers Cheeryble were real personages well known in Manchester,3 where even the original of Tim Linkinwater still survives in local remembrance. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Ann Radcliffe The character of the Marquis is too well known to suffer him either to be loved or respected; from such a man you have nothing to hope, for he has scarcely any thing to fear. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

He had left her where she was, holding her by that sympathy between them, by her instinctive obedience to the reversed Name, which had made itself known to her in the curious smell. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Anthony Trollope Lord George professed that he had observed the same thing; but then, as he whispered into Mr. Nappie’s ear, Mr. Greystock was particularly known as a bashful man. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

My sister, Blanche, whom he had cruelly treated — and if I speak of it, I only speak of what is known to the worldwarned me against him. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Gissing To occupy furnished lodgings, is to live in a house owned and ruled by servants; the least tolerable status known to civilisation. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing That Mr. Sparkes still lived was not known to the outer circles of Polly’s acquaintance; she never spoke of her family, and it was not easy to think of Polly in the filial relation. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

That must be known when the will is proved. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

George Gissing She had never known such a painful feeling of guilt as whilst she sat with Gilbert and Lydia regarding her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

I made this known in a letter to the newspapers, and I boasted that our cordon was now so close that not even a mouse could leave or enter without its becoming known. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Baldwin Spencer It is useless to try and get further back than the Alcheringa; the history of the tribe as known to the natives commences then. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Familiarly known as a pheasant, and having one feature at least in common with the family, it makes no claim to direct relationship. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Edgar Rice Burroughs The big fellow, who was known among his mates as Black Michael, tried his leg gingerly, and, finding that it bore his weight, turned to Clayton with a word of gruff thanks. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Out of this growth or aggregation would arise, in most cases gradually and insensibly, the nation or state as known to later history. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Anthony Trollope He saw other young noblemen around him who at eighteen were known as debaters at their colleges, or at twenty-five were already deep in politics, social science, and educational projects. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Meg really had known Christine. She was a quiet girl, she said, always trying to better herself. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If I had let him see my face, though only for an instant, he would have known my secret; so I buried it in my hands, and swept from the room before he could stop me. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Andrew Lang He counterfeits mortality so cleverly that he (the ghost) has been known to personate a candidate for honours, and pass an examination for him. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim The thing is perfectly well known in London. I want to know the name of the nobleman who took the ‘Novelty’ theatre for her, and under whose protection she is living?” There was a dead silence. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Anthony Trollope He must make it known to those who were searching for it,—or he must destroy it. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Though far away from that region of kindly memories and traversing a part of the North Sea much less known to me, I was deeply conscious of the familiarity of my surroundings. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Sinclair Lewis Not much was known about his life, but after all that did not really make so much difference, because they loved to read his numerous plays, several of the best known of which she would now criticize. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon My first task was to work up the material which I had gathered from Paul and others, and to make it known to my colleagues. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope It was at any rate known at No. 10. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Walter Besant It also was very well known that he went out with his patron. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Rudyard Kipling But it beats me how you known ’em,’ said Hobden. ‘Aha! There’s more under my hat besides hair!’ Tom laughed and stretched himself. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Anna Katherine Green She remembered the hour only too well, when first it was made known to her that one in closest relation to herself was suspected of a hideous crime. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Anthony Trollope She could not bring herself to explain to Mrs. Button that she had never known anything of the belongings of her own husband. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing You must have known I was going, when I asked you for her Seascale address. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

The whole of these circumstances were made known to my father, and he was summoned forthwith to appear before the prince. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

E. F. Benson She was not known to be ill, but just as she was going to bed she had thrown up her arms, screamed suddenly as if with fright, and was found to be dead. The Shootings Of Achnaleish by E. F. Benson

Above all, he has made known his determination of not seizing an inch of ground belonging to the clergy; which seizure of church property was the favourite idea of Paredes and the progresistas. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

He had hoped his blunder over the milk would be overlooked, but had known that it might have been spotted in spite of his attempt to cover it up. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Abraham Merri And if he had not known himself, what would be the effect of seeing him on them? He could not go where water was to cleanse his hurts, wash away the blood. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle If these two have only known each other for this short time, how has he managed to gain his power over her?” John stared at me open-eyed. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Moreover, if the dog has any delicacy, he will naturally dislike to be known as the gallant of that gay city where he shone so successfully, and will disguise himself as well as he is able. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

H. G. Wells Never before had I known the quality of passionate kisses. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

At Mannheim he lived in the house of Dalberg, a man of some rank and of sounding titles, but in Mannheim known chiefly as the literary manager (or what is called director) of the theatre. Schiller by Thomas De Quincey

Life showed itself to me in different colors after I had once read Tourguenief; it became more serious, more awful, and with mystical responsibilities I had not known before. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

John Lewis Burckhard Grown up female slaves, although past the age of beauty, sometimes sell for as much as thirty dollars, if they are known to be skilful in working, sewing, cooking, &c. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

I must begin with the celebrated Viscount Verulam, known in Europe by the name of Bacon, which was that of his family. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

It is known that he was jealous of her. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Jane Austen When the plan was made known to Mary, however, there was an end of all peace in it. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

I should not have dared to make myself known to you if you were not so. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Margaret Oliphant Had he known the danger in which his sister lay, his heart might have rejected every secondary matter. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

T. E. Lawrence His three hundred riders were Ashraf, of the Aiaishi (Juheina) stock, known Sherifs, but only acknowledged in the mass, since they had not inscribed pedigrees. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

She let it be known that she would always cash five pieces of round leather from Mr. Matthews’ mint per day, and ten on Friday, when working men are poorest. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Meredith Silva’s wrongs have only to be known in England, and I am most assured that the English people will not permit it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Dying men are known to have a strange sight. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Considering by whom the members are chosen, and the object for which they are elected, the result of their deliberations is, as you may suppose, pretty well known beforehand. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope Clodius had set up on the spot, not a statue of Liberty, but, as was well known to all men, the figure of a Greek prostitute. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

John Locke Whatever practical principle is innate, cannot but be known to every one to be just and good. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

The secret was agitating her nerves, and destroying her tranquillity as much, or perhaps more, than if she had known all. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Thomas Wolfe I’ve known a lot of young fellows who froze up after their first book, and it wasn’t because they had only that one book in them, either. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thomas Hobbes This kind of honour, commonly called gentry, has been derived from the ancient Germans. For there never was any such thing known where the German customs were unknown. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Such as one had known her when beginning business, such one found her in the zenith of her fortune. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Gissing I distinctly stated that I did not even see him, and should not have known that it was he at all. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope But nevertheless even the archdeacon moved about through the close at Barchester with a somewhat prouder step since the tidings of this alliance had become known there. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Perhaps if St. Paul and Hildebrand and Darwin had lived south of the equator, we might have known the world all different, quite different. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

John Morley Wolfe Tone declared him to be by far the most impudent and opinionative fellow that he had ever known in his life. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell My servant, who had known her long ago, in Fordham, told me who she was. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell I’ve known that about my sight, and many a one has known it in watching the sick; but it’s one of God’s lessons we all must learn, one way or another. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Listen. No woman has known greater happiness than I have. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

George Gissing Gilbert rose and made himself known to her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

It had been known that I should return to Limasol, and when I arrived there I found that a noble old Greek had been hospitably plotting to have me for his guest. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Arthur Conan Doyle I had always known that vengeance would be sweet, but I had never hoped for the contentment of soul which now possessed me. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Not for a known clew, but for an unknown one. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

But when it is known that I require that sum for the purpose of receiving your majesty at Dampierre properly, all the money in Paris will be at my disposal. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré