Phrases with "knows"

Anthony Trollope Heaven knows how much has to be done. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Everybody in the City knows how he has made his money, and that he has a genius for turning everything into gold. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Zona Gale Whoever has chanced to meet a delightful companion on some silver veranda up in the welkin knows this perfectly well; and whoever has not is a dull creature. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

James Joyce Your own? He knows your old fellow. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

John Locke If any one says he knows not what it is thinks in him, he means he knows not what the substance is of that thinking thing: No more, say I, knows he what the substance is of that solid thing. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

He observed that she did not raise her eyes to himself; but her movements had an air of embarrassment, like those of a person who knows that she is being overlooked. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Oscar Wilde Virtues! Who knows what the virtues are? Not you. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Arthur Morrison Nobody knows ’im much, consequence o’ Viney doin’ all the outdoor business — I on’y see ’im once myself. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

E. F. Benson No evil or pain or disease can happen to anybody who has uprooted the false claim of mortal mind, and no drug can have any effect, either harmful or beneficial, on anyone who knows the truth. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

But, then, it was the same with Miss Warry as it was with Mrs. Carney: both of them were women scorned, and all the world knows what Congreve said on that subject. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

John Galsworthy Tony knows I’ve had enough physiology to last me a long time. Over the River by John Galsworthy

But he never sent word he was coming, you see; Jack had given him up, and is off on some Irish expedition, the deuce knows where. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

And I thought—I thought—it was meant for Sophie Chalk. “Lady Whitney, I expect, knows it all now, Tod. Perhaps Helen also. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

G. K. Chesterton At the moment when a man really knows he is a man he will feel, however faintly, a kind of fairy-tale pleasure in the fact that a crocodile is a crocodile. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Anthony Trollope I like to give it to a man who knows it, as you do, at the first glance. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Of course that is the root of the matter; but Dalmaine knows better than to begin with crude truths. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

I am not quite sure if this is Basil’s plan, or if he knows so much, but I am quite certain that the scheme is of Mrs. Octagon’s concoction. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

James Joyce Who can say? The wise father knows his own child. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

James Joyce Will I tell him that horse Lenehan? He knows already. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

James Payn But he knows what I think of him now. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Anthony Trollope What is a woman worth without it? Don’t be angry, Margaret, but I say a woman is worth nothing without it, and Sir John will agree with me if he knows anything about the matter. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Rudyard Kipling But the case is shut and the doors of the Law Courts are shut, and God knows where the baba Stunt Sahib — the mother’s milk is not yet dry upon his hairless lip — is gone. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson I disposed it, Heaven knows how, so as to be mildly portable, and then proceeded to steer Modestine through the village. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

That God knows all, I hope you do believe. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

For ever be such sin forbidden to my people!” “Pooh!” said the sculptor “your Allah is a bungler; and he knows it. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Anthony Trollope To him she had fascinations which the reader, who perhaps knows her better than he ever did, will not share. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

He will put away childish things — when he knows the saints have been merciful to me. Signa by Ouida

John Locke For where a proposition is known to be true, revelation is needless: and it is hard to conceive how there can be a revelation to any one of what he knows already. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Rudyard Kipling Oh, a native’s no fool! He knows that it doesn’t do to be foolish when he’s dealing with a crane or a driving-wheel. Among the Railway Folk by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Do you wish me to perjure myself?” “A man should know his wife’s hands as well as he knows her face. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott A skilful physician, Mrs. Blower, knows how to bring down that robust health, which is a very alarming state of the frame when it is considered secundum artem. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Anthony Trollope The sympathetic beast knows that his master is unhappy, and makes himself unhappy and troublesome in consequence. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne A ship with a queer shape, going nobody knows where, and looking more like not coming back than anything else, it wouldn’t have suited this child. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

But whence, O Heaven, whither? Sense knows not. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Anthony Trollope I am sure that he knows nothing of it more than you know. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri Marakinoff may belong to it — he knows it anyway. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Henry James Who knows what she believes?’ ‘Then you do exactly what I said you would — you show me a fine example of maternal immorality. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells That he knows what he is about, so to speak, in being insensible so long. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Anthony Trollope Everyone knows that for real work there was no one like him. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Heaven knows I have tried to do so; but my life is hard. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope Tyrrwhit knows me, and Hart will have to know me. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Nathaniel Hawthorne You burrow and rankle in his heart! Your clutch is on his life, and you cause him to die daily a living death, and still he knows you not. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Anthony Trollope And yet he knows that every shilling will be mine as soon as he goes. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Olaf Stapledon There is no reason whatever to suppose that the wasp knows that its eggs will hatch into hungry grubs, or that it knows what food it will want. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Anthony Trollope He knows I’m a-going out of the house; and if he don’t, you can tell him. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Thomas Hardy Everybody knows that at one time he made it the business of his life to ruin my father; and the way he alludes to me in that letter shows that his enmity still continues. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Jack London I am taboosacred as the sacred canoe-house under the floor of which repose the bones of heaven alone knows how many previous kings of Raa Kook’s line. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Alas! he knows The laws of Spain appoint me for his heir; That all must come to me, if I outlive him. Lodore by Mary Shelley

He may know a great deal about finance, and stocks, and all those weary things, but he knows very little about women. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

George Eliot That would give me another day’s suspense — suspense, the only form in which a fearful spirit knows the solace of hope. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He knows as well as I that he has but a few months to live, but it does not trouble him. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Wilkie Collins God knows the life you are leading now. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

In fact there’s one story that reminds me very much indeed of my own romantic affair,—no doubt you’ve read it,—Mr. James Berwick, he knows it quite well,—that of the Primrose family. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Anthony Trollope I can speak out if I like it; can’t I, mamma?” “I should think Dr Crofts knows that by this time, my dear. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope That Mrs. Roden, though she’s as stiff as buckram, knows all about it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Mr. Fenton knows what you have been to your daughter and to me. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

No man knows how much he knows — how many ideas he has — any more than he knows how many blood-globules roll in his veins. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Richard Burton None of these Orientals knows the use of the point which characterises the highest school of swordsmanship. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

They wouldn’t do it here, where every-body knows everybody else. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope I think she knows what my intention is, though I have not exactly told it to her. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Wilkie Collins Nobody knows where he comes from, or believes that he passes in the house under his real name. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Jelf knows the truth; that is quite clear. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

George Gissing We shall have no lack of intellectual society; Janet knows some of the Whitelaw professors. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith Master knows it ‘s touch-and-go about catchin’ the coach. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Henry James God knows I never did any such thing! But she took me for my elder, for the other Clement. She came to me here as she would have come to me there. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

He knows the position of the rooms. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Everybody knows that Bothwell Grahame loved me, and that I returned his love. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson Nature very well knows what she is about. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Percival knows what he is about and plays regularly for money. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The head book-keeper knows right along pretty much everything the house has got in hand. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

D’Artagnan knows that terrible secret which she has sworn no one shall know without dying. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Frances Hodgson Burnett They’ll last two or three years perhaps and you’ll open the door to the kind of people who remember a well set-up young fellow if he shows he knows his work above the usual. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Gissing Oh, he is immensely rich—and knows so well what to buy!’ Alma’s agitation did not permit her to examine details. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

And spies are sauntering about; the boy knows them. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry James Heaven knows what that poor boy may be doing. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

H. G. Wells None of us knows much and most of us do not even know what is known. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

G. K. Chesterton But only a man that knows his own land for forty miles round, knows what a lot of people, and clever people too, there were who found new tricks, and had to hide them because they didn’t come off. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Everyone who has heard of it, and who knows anything of the man, feels certain that Bartrand stole from you the information which has made him the millionaire he is. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

He knows how to choose his tailor. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope History knows of her nothing more, and authentic history hardly knows so much of the stupendous monument. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

If the Fynes had been an average sociable couple one knows only because leisure must be got through somehow, I would have made short work of that special invitation. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

He knows his life is ruined, and I believe his only feeling would be one of relief if he knew he were going to be hanged. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

He knows I only got engaged because he worried so. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

John Stuart Mill He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mrs. Westmacott knows all about the brands of cigarettes. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. G. Wells He’s practically a man of science — and God knows that men of science are Devils for not hurrying. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

On the other hand, if she tired of me, then her whole life would be before her with beautiful vistas of Eddie Burkes and marriage rings and twins and Harlem flats and Heaven knows what. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Rudyard Kipling All the world knows that,’ said the eldest girl. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Edith Wharton She knows he’s excitable and undisciplined. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Henry James And he sends me splendours; he knows all the best places — he has found them for himself; he’s wonderful. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell But I’ve said my words to him hissel’, and I’m noane going to make any plaint to others; only them as knows should judge. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell And then I am not to be with a set of people with whom I have nothing in common — who would be nuisances and bores: but with you, whom I like and know, and who knows me. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Gissing If any one of us knows someone that’s badly in want and deserves help, he’s only to tell the rest of the club, and they inquire into the matter. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She knows it, and yet she wants to see me again. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I fancy she knows more about this than appears. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Charles Dickens I then casually asked Ikey if he were a judge of a gun? On his saying, “Yes, sir, I knows a good gun when I sees her,” I begged the favour of his stepping up to the house and looking at mine. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Edith Wharton She knows all about him; she — ” “She jolly well likes doing Venice with him,” Judy completed his sentence with a hideous promptness. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

We were going: let us go today; this very day; oh, take me, and hide me where no one that knows me can ever see me again. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Oliver Goldsmith And then my steward talks of driving for the rent: it is certain he knows his duty; for I never trouble myself with affairs of that nature. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Anthony Trollope She knows nothing of this, and shall know nothing, if you will only say that you will he true. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Well, now,” said Walker, beating the bottom of his salt-box to make the salt come out, “the old man knows what he wants every time. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

The face was disfigured and Selina was buried as Emilia.” “Then Mrs. Octagon must know —” “She knows a good deal. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope The archdeacon’s wife, in her happy home at Plumstead, knows how to assume the full privileges of her rank and express her own mind in becoming tone and place. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Everybody knows the ridiculous stratagem of Crœsus, the Lydian king, for trying the powers of the Oracle, by a monstrous culinary arrangement of pots and pans, known (as he fancied) only to himself. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

G. K. Chesterton But Greek Gnostics and Antwerp Jews do not dance round a man’s wife and wave their hands in her face and send her into swoons and trances about which nobody knows anything rational or scientific. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

George Gissing Everybody knows about it; it is the talk of Lambeth. My husband heard of it at once. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Rudyard Kipling He knows that as well as I do. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling All the jungle knows that I have killed Shere Khan. Look — look well, O Wolves! Ahae! My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson We make to ourselves day by day, out of history, and gossip, and economical speculations, and God knows what, a medium in which we walk and through which we look abroad. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope That Saratoga is a gay place in July, August, and September, the world knows well enough. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope What can I do, shut up in such a house as that by myself from nine o’clock in the morning till six in the evening? Everybody knows what he is, so that nobody will come to see me. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

She knows everybody, and the right thing to be done on every occasion. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Henry Fielding He hath given away above half his fortune to the Lord knows who. Amelia by Henry Fielding

What’s the good of talking to him like that? Do you suppose that you can frighten him — that you can take him in? He knows very well that whatever happens to me he’ll go scatheless. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope As for calling it gambling, it’s a falsehood, and your Mr Stumfold knows that as well as I do. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Anthony Trollope In London, the Tower, Westminster Abbey, and Madame Tussaud are found by the stranger without difficulty, and almost without a thought, because the cab-driver knows the whereabouts and the way. North America by Anthony Trollope

You say she knows what address will find you. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

William Hope Hodgson But — well, the Lord knows what’s in the sea. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

G. K. Chesterton He cannot get rid of an impression that he knows too little about them; though he knows that he knows all that is important about them. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

God knows you will tell no untruth. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott Who knows what may happen, if once we come to fight for honour and ladies’ love, as they do in the old romaunts. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Henry Kingsley Alas! good willing brute, he cannot understand; only he knows that his kind master is on his back, and so he will run till he drop. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Every one who knows me knows that in practice I am the least bloodthirsty man alive. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Elizabeth Von Arnim In fact one knows perfectly well that they’re not dead — not nearly so dead as you and I even now,” she assured Mrs. Fisher, who observed her over the top of her glasses. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Algernon Blackwood And I think she knows it too — just as well as he does. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

George Gissing He knows I have her in my care. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

But I don’t care who knows that the passion was wholly on one side; and I never told her a lie about it. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Everyone knows how his view of his own case may vary within an hour. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell Lord Hollingford has written for me; he knows my great wish for employment, and has heard of something which he considers suitable; there’s his letter if you care to read it. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I doubt if he knows who or what it is that has disturbed him. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton Everybody knows she’s crazy about you, and she makes him feel it. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Jeremy Bentham A man is at law with you about an estate: he has no right to it: the judge knows this, yet, having an esteem or affection for your adversary, adjudges it to him. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Henry James Bernard knows whom I mean; I don’t know whether you do. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

The book she held in her hand was a spelling-book, and this she handed to Madge. “I think I knows it now, miss,” she said, respectfully, as Madge looked up with a smile. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope There’s a drain here that I knows on, and he knows on. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

I can tell he’s been in gaols in France, for he knows all the ways of prisons”— he smiled grimly —“as well as I do. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Anthony Trollope And now I fear Arthur is discontented because he knows that I choose to remain mistress of my own house. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle But the Sikh knows the Englishman, and the Englishman knows the Sikh. Hearken, then, to what I have to say. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Virginia Woolf For if Chloe likes Olivia and Mary Carmichael knows how to express it she will light a torch in that vast chamber where nobody has yet been. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

H. G. Wells Any one who knows about these things, knows there’s just as much mystery and deliciousness about Grundy’s forbidden things as there is about eating ham. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

H.P. Lovecraf From hidden springs it rises, and to subterranean grottoes it flows, so that the Daemon of the Valley knows not why its waters are red, nor whither they are bound. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

Isabel, flushed but not out of breath, Heaven knows where she had sprung from at that time of night! was running her hand down my sleeve almost caressingly, with the innocent bold affection of a girl. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Walter Scott Why, now I have Dame Fortune by the Forelock, And if she escapes my grasp, the fault is mine; He that hath buffeted with stern adversity Best knows the shape his course to favouring breezes. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

He knows nothing, except about women. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Ralph Waldo Emerson A man who knows men, can talk well on politics, trade, law, war, religion. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Wilkie Collins I mean to ask Mr. Mirabel if he knows Miss Jethro’s address. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Robert Louis Stevenson As for my damned literature, God knows what a business it is, grinding along without a scrap of inspiration or a note of style. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

I’m not a fool, but I’m not a highbrow either, and God knows at normal times I don’t have many interests that you wouldn’t expect a middle-aged seven- pound-a-weeker with two kids to have. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Nobody knows who their folks are or how they make a living. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope He knows that I did not speak of his return in any other sense. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

He knows more of my brother’s fate than any man living, except those who were concerned in the doing of the deed. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith Nevil’s Radicalism would have been clever anywhere out of Bevisham. Of all boroughs! Grancey Lespel knows it. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George MacDonald Therefore, in return, I will give you a lesson:— No one can say he is himself, until first he knows that he IS, and then what HIMSELF is. Lilith by George MacDonald

Thomas Hardy God knows what dark future may arise out of this evening’s work; but I cannot send you away! You must sit down, and I will endeavour to collect my thoughts and see what had better be done. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

No, I don’t think for a moment that he’s been the actual murderer, but I do believe he knows who is, and might even have to put him up to everything. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

George Elio He knows more about law when he’s drunk than all the rest on ’em when they’re sober. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

God knows how heavy my heart is. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Caroline Lamb God knows I have faults enough myself, and it is not for me to judge of others, whose situation may have been very different from mine. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope Why he should trouble himself to do this, as he knows that no one will obey his orders, it is difficult to surmise. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Does he know this?” “Yes, he knows it. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Virginia Woolf She had formed here in solitude after her affair with Greene, or tried to form, for Heaven knows these growths are agelong in coming, a spirit capable of resistance. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Anthony Trollope He knows that I should not dine with him. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins I am in the habit of assisting ladies in embarrassed circumstances, and nobody knows of it but my steward — who keeps the accounts — and myself. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Ford Madox Ford Have you seen the latest?” And at once he’ll be on his high-horse — he knows everything! — and he’ll prove . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Edith Wharton The Deacon knows it!” “It’s against our religion to disturb the dead. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Edith Wharton Everybody knows he didn’t come to me with clean hands, but to hurt him now the ‘Spy’ would have to fasten a new scandal on him, and that would not be easy. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is vastly annoying that I cannot go even to Sydney without an attack; and heaven knows my life was anodyne. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London Any one who knows anything about children knows how easily a child’s digestion is upset by a fit of crying, or trouble and mental distress of any kind. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle He knows our cave now, and it would be madness to let him go. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

F. Scott Fitzgerald Heaven knows it’d be pathetic of me to be sorry for myself — yet, sometimes I envy Dick.” Her silence was encouragement. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Abraham Merri Almost every bather in Southern waters, Northern too, knows the pain that contact with certain “jelly fish” produces. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence He knows all about morals — and immortals. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

John Reed, of Illinois, is a man who knows his rights, and knowing dares maintain. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

William Morris Nevertheless you, O Sir Gauwaine, lie, Whatever may have happen’d these long years, God knows I speak truth, saying that you lie! All I have said is truth, by Christ’s dear tears. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

These illusions accompanying fever frequently antedate the attack, and the man is actually raving before he knows he is ill. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope Before he went I offered to release him, and now he knows that he had better accept my offer. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

E. T. A. Hoffmann Everybody knows of course what ridiculous combinations the fancy of a love-sick youth is capable of. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Kate Chopin Goodness knows what he read in the paper, I never could find out; but here’d be the edges all covered over with figuring. At Fault by Kate Chopin

When he knows that I have promised the Madonna . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Robert Green Ingersoll Wait until she knows what she wants. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

You won’t dare to, for I’m thinking he knows nothing about that pretty Mrs. James whose husband was abroad when her baby died. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

None knows so well every road and track and horse-path in south England. . The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Thomas Wolfe She knows the guy is probably down and out by this time and when he reads this ad he’ll show up . You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Gissing Who knows what may happen?’ She was in a strange, nervous state, and Reardon regarded her uneasily. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Theodore Dreiser I’m not going to run away, and everybody knows I’m not. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling MISS T. (Aside.) Nice man! He knows that quotation. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

He knows he was doped again last night. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

H. G. Wells My poor father’s health was wretched during his brief career; nobody outside the circle knows just how he screwed himself up to things. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Edith Wharton Remember the vistas opened by the Lead Trust investigation — he knows where they lead and no one else does. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson When a man once knows that he has done justice to himself, let him dismiss all terrors of aristocracy as superstitions, so far as he is concerned. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Algernon Blackwood No one cares or knows — no one but the thieving caretaker. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Wilkie Collins I have found it! God knows to what results it may lead; but it is as certain as that I am sitting here before my journal that I have found the cravat from which the end in Mary’s hand was torn. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Once he knows you, he would protect you from harm with his life. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

I see Amy knows nothing of the matter?’ ‘No; her papa thought there was no need to distress her till we had seen whether he could explain. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Gissing But Glazzard and I have always understood each other pretty well, and—at all events, he knows me well enough to be satisfied with as much as I choose to tell him. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Jorrocks knows his work, and is generally a most laborious man. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope How should I not mention your name? He knows — not all that has passed, but too much not to be aware of my anxiety. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen He knows the value of a good income as well as any body. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Sinclair Lewis Avis knows all about diets, and she’ll watch mine, and I’ll really look after my health, till you divorce me. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Margaret Oliphant Everybody that knows human nature knows that. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]