Phrases with "late"

Arthur Morrison It was the body of a drowned man, and it was afterwards identified as that of Reuben Penner, late greengrocer, of Hammersmith. How he came into the water there was nothing to show. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope Her heart had of late been subject to many vicissitudes. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

But walking home late that night he saw his mule standing silent and solemn by the wayside in the misty moonlight. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

E. F. Benson She had expected this, as he had been at his diaries latequite naughtily late — the evening before, so this would be a night of infant slumber for twelve hours or so. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

George Gissing For two years she had been thus tall, but the grace of her proportions had only of late fully determined itself. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Benjamin Disraeli She has been negotiating with them for some time through the agency of Sir Lucius Grafton, and the late exposé will not favour her interests. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

How soon after that somewhat late warning he took his departure there is no record to show; but it is not till the middle of May that we find him writing from Paris to his daughter. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

It’s late enough in the day for that. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Andrew Lang Much has been written of late about book-binding. The Library by Andrew Lang

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Of late I have been tempted to look into the problems furnished by nature rather than those more superficial ones tor which our artificial state of society is responsible. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

John Galsworthy Almost — because he did not fail to mark her eyes often fixed on nothing, and the film of light shining from her bedroom window late at night. To Let by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis Well, he didn’t expect too much; but she had no INTEREST! “Isn’t it kind of late for you to be making up, young lady? You planning to go to the club?” “Sure. And dance! . Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing When it was too late I understood what I had done. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith I recognised a strange tongue in the cry, but too late that it was Romany to answer it. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Oh, quite! I had made up my mind that if my late helmsman was to be eaten, the fishes alone should have him. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Then he lamented too late that, out of delicacy, he had not asked his late companions who they were and where they lived. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sinclair Lewis It was dark, in late afternoon, and she seemed fragile among the dark pine trunks, beside the opaque waters. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell The spring was late in coming, and cold rain and sleet made any kind of out-door exercise a trouble and discomfort rather than a bright natural event in the course of the day. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

The notorious Schultz! Why don’t you jump out of your skin? I tell you I went and unearthed Schultz late last evening, after no end of trouble. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

As it was rather late in the day when Paul made his first entree at Bridewell, he passed that night in the “receiving-room. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

I did not suspect her intention, because of late she had appeared much more than ordinary happy, behaving to me in every respect like a dutiful child to a parent. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Jonathan Swif I dined with Crowe,23 late Governor of Barbados; an acquaintance of Sterne’s. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Charles Dickens One afternoon, late in the month of February, I came ashore at the wharf at dusk. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Andrew Lang That very evening Subbar Khan came and sat up late with the old fakir playing chess as usual. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Indeed, it had of late been whispered that it was probable, despite the provisions of the entail, that all the green wealth and Norman Beauty of Royallieu itself would come into the market. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Both the Cramptons were in, Lewis, Bunting Harblow. We gave brief addresses attuned to this excitement and the late hour, amidst much enthusiasm. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was only of late years that she had had leisure enough in her life to go into society; and as society she did not enjoy it. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Sir Walter Scott Miss Bertram, the learned Mr. Sampson, and I can only say, what every one who knew the late Ellangowan will readily agree in, that this gentleman is his very picture. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

There is nothing so costly as muddle, and Gustave Lenoble had of late begun to perceive that he had the maximum of expense with the minimum of comfort. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He was a big handsome man of forty, with grizzled hair and a clipped moustache, more like a sergeant-major than a miner, and he would lie in bed till late in the day, smoking a short pipe. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Thomas Hardy I almost fancy when I am miserable sometimes that he is not really mine, but one I hold in trust for my late husband. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell But Daniel went on to say that he did not mind if he stepped over with the sausages himself, when it was too late to do anything else. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Walter Scott Lady Peveril had set out at a late hour in the evening, and the way proved longer than she expected — several circumstances also occurred to detain her at the hut of her patient. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Arthur Machen It wasn’t late enough to be really dark, and a lot of them thought he might win the stakes. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Sinclair Lewis Serenely playing, forgetting the horrors of domestic insurrection, Vestal looked up, late in the evening, to see Belfreda crooking a finger from the half-darkness of the hall. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling Afghans in winter are late sleepers, and it was not till full day that the Gulla Kutta Mullah’s men began to straggle from their huts, rubbing their eyes. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

James Joyce Ehim! It is ever too late to whissle when Phyllis floods her stable. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

F. Scott Fitzgerald Five days later, in the first cool of late afternoon, Jeffrey picked up an oak chair and sent it crashing through his own front window. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

William Makepeace Thackeray In Oliver’s time it was too late for a chief of the name of Barry to lift up his war-cry against that of the murderous brewer. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Thomas Wolfe There was the day in late summer when someone saw the first duck flying south, and they knew by this token that the autumn of the year had come. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

E. F. Benson There had been a coolness this morning, for he had come down very late to breakfast, and had ordered fresh tea and bacon with a grumpy air. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Walter Scott But proceed, reverend sir; I see not how this storm, an incident but e’en too frequent on both sides during the late war, connects with the affair of last night. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

The late proceedings in England concerning slavery and the insurrection in Demerara had evidently caused the gloom. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

I have a service this evening at seven, and shall be late for it. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

I had had a busy day and it was rather late in the evening when I arrived at the McLaren residence. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

H. G. Wells I saw instantly that I was too late when the door opened and showed me the scared face of a young footman whose eyes were red with tears. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

He was on the way to his room late one night when he saw what he supposed was a pile of soiled laundry lying in front of the door across the hall from his own. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

But it was too late to repent. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Robert Louis Stevenson But alas! the boys went for a holiday, missed a train, and were not heard of at home till late at night. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Corsus, that was now passing near him on his way to the door, saw too late that he had reckoned without his host. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell That piece of news was quite satisfactory to the Miss Brownings, who had of late months held themselves a great deal aloof from a house where they chose to suppose that their presence was not wanted. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

H. P. Lovecraf It is, when one reflects upon it, genuinely remarkable that weird narration as a fixed and academically recognized literary form should have been so late of final birth. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

George Gissing He’s always out late at night. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing They lit the gas (it was not turned off till midnight, after which hour the late arrivals had to use a candle of their own procuring), and began a lively conversation on the events of the day. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It’s late — I have all the windows open and the air outside, is just as soft as spring, yet, somehow, much more young and frail than spring. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Sir Walter Scott It may be added, that in travelling thus late through the forest, Cedric and Athelstane relied on their descent and character, as well as their courage. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

One Saturday in late spring when she was bringing up a rather, for me, early lunch, I noticed she was looking pale, and I said sternly, “See here, Margaret, your cheeks have got no colour in them. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

I looked at the kitchen clock to see if it was too late to wait, and then at my watch I found that the clock was ten minutes fast, upon which I put it right, and regulated it properly. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Some — times he would give way to a painful irritability about trifles, would scold us all, and rush out of the house, returning drunk late at night. In the World by Maksim Gorky

With a grace of prayers sung loud and late Many a widow’s house he ate; Many a poor knight at his hands Lost his house and narrow lands. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Edgar Allan Poe It must be visible to all who meddle with literary matters, that of late years a thorough revolution has been effected in the censorship of our press. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Edith Wharton His wife had never shown any jealousy of Mattie, but of late she had grumbled increasingly over the house-work and found oblique ways of attracting attention to the girl’s inefficiency. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

I had an intense longing to sleep, whether because it was so late or because the violent emotions of the night had reacted on me physically and wearied my body. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

We returned to Monte Carlo late in the afternoon, and I found a telegram at my hotel begging me to be in Genoa the following morning. My Fascinating Friend by William Archer

We had a parlourmaid, Dorcas, who was a sad smasher, but as she was one who had made her election sure, my late wife would not part with her. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Thomas Hardy It was Oxwell Hall, once the seat of a family now extinct, and of late years used as a farmhouse. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Hyacinth lay nearly as late of a morning as Henrietta Maria, whom Charles used sometimes to reproach for not being up in time for the noonday office at her own chapel. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

E. F. Benson So I suppose it was rather late when I went upstairs. The Bus-Conductor by E. F. Benson

Ford Madox Ford Mr C, the Tory statesman and late Foreign Minister, might equally be the father of all the children of the Tory Lord Chancellor E . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Anthony Trollope It was too late now to speak to her again, but he did not fear for his own horse if she would only give him room. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

You had made a mercenary marriage, looking to worldly advantages to counterbalance your sacrifice of feeling; and you found too late that the sacrifice was too hard for you to bear. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry David Thoreau It is never too late to give up our prejudices. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The other was out on the road late at night waiting for her young man, when something came flapping and rolling along the road up to her feet. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

When the Philosopher come home late that night the Thin Woman was waiting up for him. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Tell her it is not too late yet, not too late yet, not too late —” The doctor’s hand was on her forehead. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott A different mode of treatment had of late been adventured upon by some practitioners, who preferred reason to authority, and Gideon Gray had followed it for several years with extraordinary success. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Edith Wharton She paused to take off her motor coat, glanced indifferently about her, and said to Mrs. Drover: “You didn’t wait for us, Aunt Enid? We were so late that we stopped to lunch at Madge’s — . The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Wilkie Collins Fosco stunned! It was too late to retrace our steps. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Zona Gale Yet the divinely real and the fantastic had been of late so fused in his consciousness that he had come to look upon both as the normal — which is perhaps the only sane view. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

George Gissing I may not be back till late in the evening. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

I fell in with a police patrol and was taken by them to a spot on the Upper Letaba, some miles west of the camp, where we found Arcoll at late breakfast. Prester John by John Buchan

But of late I have rather concentrated on old Chinese work-masks, for instance. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Guy de Maupassan However, it was too late now to hope to meet anybody; there was not a single foot passenger about; the street was decidedly empty, dull and lifeless. The Debt (Fanny) by Guy de Maupassan

Sleep in peace to-night, my friend, I pray you, and sleep soundly—not with one eye open, as you have done so often of late for my sake; and now, good night. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Lake’s late smoking with Wylder must have disagreed with him very much indeed, for he seemed more out of sorts as night approached. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I missed my late helmsman awfully — I missed him even while his body was still lying in the pilot-house. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Guy de Maupassan Do not tire yourself by late hours, but walk as much as you can. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James I betook myself late in the afternoon to the old house on the cross-road, supposing that the hour of twilight was the appointed season. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

Henry Kingsley And the next morning, too, I am afraid, we were rather late for breakfast. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

H. G. Wells He had been in Warsaw as late as Sunday the 26th, and he had sent a short news telegram and asked for money, but it had been impossible to get it out to him. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Wilkie Collins The answer to this question did not arrive till late in the day; and was in the negative — Mr. Sherwin had not found his daughter. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Again there was the sound of a latchkey, again an entrance and again the late comer ignored the electric switch. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

It was too late to do more that night. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

But of late you have shown me no friendship. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing It grew too late to hope for his return. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Mallow could see that she was surprised when she entered, as, thinking Lord Caranby was incapacitated by the accident described by Juliet, she did not know how he came to call at so late an hour. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

I have been mad to-day — maddened by anger and despair; but it is not too late to repent my folly. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Either it had been built too late to share in the grace of a graceful period, or the builder had lacked an architect’s eye. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Steinhauser died fourteen years later (1866), and whatever notes he made were dispersed, while Burton, even as late as 1883, had done nothing beyond making a syllabus of the Boulac edition. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Edith Wharton The late afternoon light fell on his thick ruddy face, in which the small eyes, between white lids, looked startlingly blue. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Anthony Trollope I mean to make myself agreeable;—only you have soared so high of late that ordinary conversation has no charms for you. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

And yet of late she often thought, deep in her heart, what a glorious life she might be leading now, if Jervis, less or more devoted, had granted her, two years ago, an arranged divorce. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Sinclair Lewis He wanted to leap from the taxicab, but all his body was a murky fire, and he groaned, “Too late to quit now,” and knew that he did not want to quit. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Captain Welcut received us, saying we were rather late, but that it was better late than never. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Anthony Trollope He had fixed a late hour in the afternoon for his appointment in London, so that he might have an hour or two in Cambridge before he started by the mid-day train. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

He is most likely a late introduction (but see Piper, I, 44). The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Edith Wharton Nick had taken to writing in the afternoons — he had been as good as his word, and so, apparently, had the Muse and it was his habit to join his wife only at sunset, for a late row on the lagoon. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Anthony Trollope There were no two men in all London whom he more thoroughly disliked; but it was too late for him to avoid them now. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim You see, I stayed out late at a party last night, and the manageress of the hostel where I had a room refused to let me in. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Wilkie Collins She has cunningly limited her own legacy, not only to what is fairly due her, but to what the late Mr. Michael Vanstone himself had the intention of leaving her. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Ann Radcliffe He bade the officers prosecute their search, who, leaving a guard over the banditti they had secured, followed him to the room where the late dreadful scene had been acted. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Edith Wharton He knew that late in life the shiftless Harrison Delaney of Euphoria had stumbled into wealth as accidentally, almost, as, years before, he had sunk into poverty. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Frederick Marryat It was still dark, but not so dark as it had previously been, for the late moon was just rising. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Anthony Trollope This certainly was a fib, as Brotherton’s late order had been of a very different nature. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

So was it to be expected that he should have been in your room as late as that?” Mrs. Scrutton hesitated. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was too late for retreat, however. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

But if I stay and explain the ramifications of the Kotovich affair to you, I shall be late for the film. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle All afternoon and late into the evening he sat lost in tobacco and thought. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Better late than before anybody has invited you. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope The Dean’s parentage had been alluded to, and the late Tallowax will, and the Tallowax property generally. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Edgar Allan Poe That she did meet some companion, and proceed with him across the river, reaching the Barriere du Roule at so late an hour as three o’clock in the afternoon, is known. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

It was so late we had to encamp without finding the water, which I was quite sure was not far from us, and we turned out our horses hoping they might discover it in the night. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

E. Phillips Oppenheim His late plunge into the more adventurous life had unsettled him. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Benjamin Disraeli Mr. Dacre and his late ward soon understood each other; for it was one of those meetings which sentiment makes sweet. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

In the sacristy the lock of the cabinet had been forced and the gold chalice which commemorated the late Sir John had disappeared, together with the gold paten. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Of late they had quit attacking, or even showing themselves; for every time they had done so in the past the little stick had roared out its terrible message of death to some member of the tribe. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She determined, late as it was, to attempt her own deliverance, and for that purpose began slowly and cautiously to emerge from the cave. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Elizabeth Gaskell There his skeleton was found; but too late for his poor mother to know that his fame was cleared. Disappearances by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

George Gissing Only a man capable of settling at Wood End as Kingcote had done would have been capable of living thus through these late weeks of the year. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

You may not know that I’m a circus proprietor, Alison dear — the Cirque Doré— Glynde, late Aristide Lebrun — the epochal, the encyclopædic, the grandiose. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Willa Cather The thing that side-tracked me and made me so late coming to college was a somewhat unusual accident, or string of accidents. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Robert Green Ingersoll Witches were burned in Switzerland as late as 1780. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

It was too late for me to go back. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

She had kept late into life the high-spirited sexless atmosphere of a big family. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell Just of late we could not wonder that the poor child’s heart was so full; but he must make haste, and get on all the more for his idleness. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

George Gissing Though her parents had always been prominent in Polterham society, she was ill-educated, and of late years had endeavoured, in a fitful, fretful way, to make amends to herself for this injustice. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Benjamin Disraeli Compared with the late racking of his feelings, the present calm, which was merely the result of suspense being destroyed, seemed happiness. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Augustine Birrell At my late absence out of Town I had taken such order that if you had commanded me any thing, I might soon haue received it, and so returned on purpose to this place to haue obeyed you. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Charles Dickens If I hadn’t passed my word and raised their hopes, I doubt if I could have gone through with the undertaking but it was too late to go back now. Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy by Charles Dickens [1864]

G. K. Chesterton Horne Fisher came down next morning in a late and leisurely fashion, as was his reprehensible habit; he had evidently no appetite for catching worms. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

George Gissing Pooh! She is evidently new in this quarter, perhaps come up of late from the country. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

It was scandalously late — I actually believe that he had talked with Auntie in the ballroom and learned from her that I was alone. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

James Joyce The wild garden behind the house contained a central apple-tree and a few straggling bushes under one of which I found the late tenant’s rusty bicycle-pump. Dubliners by James Joyce

Guy de Maupassan She was enchanted at the idea of walking, of being alone with him after her late emotion. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells These closing decades of the Age of Frustration were still, in comparison with our own time, a time of uncertainties, inaccuracies, mixed motives, irrational surprises and bitter late realizations. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Thomas Hardy He thought it hardly worth while to call at the shop for his provisions at that hour, Donn and his daughter being probably not up, if they caroused late the night before. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Sinclair Lewis This morning of late January, two or three weeks after Vida’s revelations, Carol had gone into the stable-garage to find a hammer. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton The house had formed a part of the convent of the Perpetual Adoration, which had been sold by the nuns when they moved to the new buildings the late Duke had given them. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Morgan Robertson In the same city are dignified magistratesmembers of clubs and societies — who spend late hours, and often fail to arise in the morning in time to read the papers before the opening of court. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Edith Wharton She never went home for him, and the nurse waited till it was too late to come. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Wilkie Collins You and all the children were in that room with your mother; you were asleep, I think; it was night, not very late — only nine o’clock. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Anthony Trollope There had been no one for whom she had felt more sincere respect and esteem than for her late friend Mr Ferdinand Lopez. To this note there was an answer written by Mr Wharton himself. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was too late for the office to be so done by, and too late for Mr. Oldeschole to do it. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The landlady had become so accustomed to my late habits that my place had not been laid nor my coffee prepared. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Thomas Hardy At the ringing of the door-bell by Henchard she wondered who it should be that would call at that comparatively late hour. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The supposed Novice, without expressing the least surprize at finding a Woman alone with the Monk, in so strange a place, and at so late an hour, addressed him thus without losing a moment. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

James Joyce It was his habit to walk swiftly in the street even by day and whenever he found himself in the city late at night he hurried on his way apprehensively and excitedly. Dubliners by James Joyce

If he were to sit up late at night reading or writing, she would be near him. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

I asked one of the men the road; said I’d lost myself, and would be late home. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope He had ascertained that her late husband had certainly settled upon her for life an estate worth four thousand a year. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing It was Grace again; her lodging was elsewhere, and this late visit could have but one motive. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Two months later I was in the Army. Seven months later I was in France. I wasn’t wounded till late in 1916. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

George Eliot He went out early, his landlady informs me, to refresh himself by a walk on this agreeable morning, as is his habit, she tells me, when he has been kept up late by study; and he has not returned. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Elizabeth Gaskell Sharp, decisive speeches came thronging into her mind, now that it was too late to utter them. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

No attempt was made to take the studding-sail in; and, indeed, it was too late now. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Vsevolod Krestovsky It was too late to seek justice for his sister, but not too late for a tardy reparation. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Thomas Hardy How often had that string of excellences made her young heart ache in church of late years, and how strange that he should have cited them now. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Virginia Woolf I’m late this morning, and I’ve any amount of proofs to get through. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Besides, any friend or protégé of my late friend, Prince Ostrekoff, is welcome to any aid I can offer. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

As it was so late in the day when we left the mountain, we got only seven miles from it when darkness again overtook us, and we had to encamp. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Makepeace Thackeray As my late antagonist was in no sort of danger when I spread that report of his perilous situation, there was no particular call that my hiding should be very close. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Margaret Oliphant I was once with the late man—the late lord, he who died the other day—when it came out suddenly. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H. G. Wells At Camborne Square they sat late and discussed the situation from every point of view. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Henry Handel Richardson So, late one afternoon, he called to see her. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

When at last, late in the evening, the Doctor returned, tired out with his day’s work, Ward fell upon him with all his vigour. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

William Godwin The late victorious forces now concentred themselves at Patay in the Orleanois; Joan advanced to meet them. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ve had fancies of late of something happier and cheerier. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Thomas Hardy Her grandfather was safe at the Quiet Woman. “Here’s Charley at last! How late you be, Charley.” “’Tis not Charley,” said the Turkish Knight from within his visor. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell He was very late — much later than I thought he would have been; and I sat down under the hedge to wait for him. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Wilkie Collins It was too late now to repair this unfortunate error in judgment — too late to wish that I had made arrangements for meeting the lawyer in some place privately appointed beforehand. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

T. E. Lawrence We put our midday halt in a fertile place, where the late spring rain, falling on a sandy talus, had brought up a thick tufting of silvery grass which our camels loved. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The train was already moving when a late passenger hurried along the platform and clambered in beside me. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edith Wharton She trailed down late for lunch, in a pale yellow cotton, a sun-hat on her arm, the heels of her red sandals clicking on the smooth oak stairs. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anthony Trollope But I thought you were staying late with Mrs Sturt.” “So we were — and really I didn’t think we had been so long. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He always had prayers at nine, and breakfasted at a quarter past nine, let the hours on the night before have been as late as they might before the time for rest had come. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Lady Davenant had been expected all day, but she did not arrive till late in the midst of the ball, and she just looked in at the dancers for a few minutes before she retired to her own apartment. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope Even were he ever to be well again his strength would return to him too late for this purpose. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He required attendance, did he? Well it all depended upon what sort of attendance he expected; if he wanted cooking at late hours. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Guy de Maupassan So she went off alone, for she was an early bird, always up with the sun; while he was addicted to late hours, ever ready to spend the night with friends. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

It was by the drowsy faded light of a late summer’s evening that he arrived at the quaint little parsonage. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Kate Chopin He ben too late fu’ kotch de flat’s mornin’ An’ he holla an’ holla. At Fault by Kate Chopin

My thoughts were full of my late host. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

Jonathan Swif I have been much out of order of late with the old giddiness in my head. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

H.P. Lovecraft The rusted remains of a hot-air furnace showed that the building had been used and kept in shape as late as mid-Victorian times. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

But it was too late in the day to be safe, and you would have been anxious what had become of me if I had been out all night with all this money on me. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Wilkie Collins Have you found him?” It was too late to hesitate. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Thomas Wolfe I had forgotten it was as late as that. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope Thirdly, he bequeathed five hundred pounds a year for life to Mary Baker, late of Littlebath, and now of Hadley; and the use of the house at Hadley if she chose to occupy it. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry Handel Richardson Retreating to a lavatory she cried herself nearly sick, making her eyes so red that she was late for prayers in trying to wash them white. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Arnold Bennett As, on one afternoon in late June, he was turning the corner of Trafalgar Road to enter the shop, he surprisingly encountered Charlie Orgreave, whom he had not seen for several years. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]