Phrases with "lead"

George Gissing With music in the house, our blind sister will lead quite a different life. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

My anticipations were vague, but they did not lead me in the right direction. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins He attempted to lead her on into saying more. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

George Borrow Antonio de la Trava, do you and the musketeers lead this Sebastianillo forth, and shoot him before the door. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Oscar Wilde I want you to lead such a life as will make the world respect you. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

The guilt of Buckingham, although not fully established, rests upon circumstances of suspicion stronger than have been sufficient to lead hundreds to the scaffold. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Willa Cather Singing here might very well lead to something else. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Wilkie Collins He said he saw his little darling waiting by the bedside to lead him away, and he died with a smile on his face — the first I had ever seen there. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Rudyard Kipling There’s nothing to prevent anyone seeing spotted pigs on Sunday mornings, of course; but there are lots of things — on Saturday nights, for examplethat may lead up to it. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

He continued to lead the way, inclining to the right. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Nellie Bly I was last, and it seemed to require a man and a woman to lead me up the plank to reach the shore. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Charles Stur As it is we know not what changes or speculations may lead the white man to its banks. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

I am marrying a country gentleman, and am to lead a country life. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Florence Dixie He must be, she thought, a brave-hearted one, to lead them the line he was, and yet death was to be his recompense, in all probability. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Thomas Hardy She’d be sure to win the lady — Tess would; and likely enough ‘twould lead to some noble gentleman marrying her. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim I learned early in life, when I knew that I was going to be small and delicate, and that I was going to lead a life of adventure, to find the means of life or death quicker than your clumsy methods. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Willa Cather She would enter into no arrangement that might eventually lead to divorce. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

G. K. Chesterton The young child who should lead us was the common (or garden) little boy: the boy of the catapult and the toy pistol — and the toy theatre. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

They had no proof of anything and all the information they had gathered was of no use to them, as it lead them nowhere. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

George Meredith Well, then, my dear, attack him at once; lead him to the subject of our fair neighbour. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Louisa May Alcott Beth lay on her sofa, talking cheerily with her old friend, who held her little hand as if he felt that it possessed the power to lead him along the peaceful way she walked. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Gissing To-morrow she must follow her husband, who would come to lead her home. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

It was necessary for whoever was walking to lead him by his nose-rope, or he would have bolted away and rubbed his encumbrance off against a tree, or else rolled on it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

T. E. Lawrence So we picked out the six best riders and put them on the six best camels, with Hassan Shah, their officer and greatest-hearted man, to lead them. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling Now there are two parties in the State — the Liberal and the Radical: one Count he lead one, one Count lead the other. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Paine When in any country we see extraordinary circumstances taking place, they naturally lead any man who has a talent for observation and investigation, to enquire into the causes. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Theodore Dreiser But she also knew that he was innately attractive to women, and that there were enough of the philandering type to want to lead him astray and make her life a burden. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Horace Walpole Wherever those steps lead to, perhaps I should have explored the way — I could not be in a worse situation than I was. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Anthony Trollope Any further conversation between these congenial souls was prevented by the advent of Mr. Thorne, who came to lead the countess to the tent. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence These might prove a temptation and lead to trouble. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Sigmund Freud Thus, for example, the dream excited by the intestinal stimuli may lead us through muddy streets, the dream due to stimuli from the bladder to foaming water. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

He dressed well, or allowed himself to be dressed by the most correct of tailors — the Prince’s tailor — but he never attempted to lead the fashion in his garments. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Anthony Trollope It would be out of his power not to follow any lead in conversation which the Marchioness might give him. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

I will not describe the life we lead here, it is easily imagined. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

It was his duty to lead the congregation in the responses and to intone the ‘Amens’. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope He was in the water immediately himself, but before he made the plunge he had resolved that he never again would give a lady a lead till he knew whether she could ride. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Jack London A lead keel of fabulous but unknown weight makes her very stable, while she carries an immense spread of canvas. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Julian Hawthorne But it never came in my mind, sir, that the fellow David would ever be so black a scoundrel as to lead the poor innocent girl wrong. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Anthony Trollope He fell, but as he fell he did strike heavily, cutting upwards with his weapon, and bringing the heavy weight of lead at the end of it on to the man’s shoulder. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And thus we, night-wanderers through a stormy and dismal world, if we bear the lamp of Faith enkindled at a celestial fire, it will surely lead us home to that heaven whence its radiance was borrowed. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Thomas More The men that lead those severe lives are called in the language of their country Brutheskas, which answers to those we call religious orders. Utopia by Thomas More

She thought her prayers had been heard, and that we were going to be forgiven for our sins and allowed, by God’s mercy, to lead a new life. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Ann Radcliffe La Motte, notwithstanding the assurances lately given him, could not but think that Peter’s blunders and his son’s inquiries might lead to a discovery of his residence. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Wilkie Collins She goes to his side and takes his arm, as if he was a strange gentleman waiting to lead her down to dinner, nods to him confidentially, then glances at me. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Andrew Lang Before the dawn he was awake again, and his first care was to give to each of his horses as much corn as he could eat, and then to lead them to the well to water. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Margaret Oliphant If that is how you have been taught by your Scotch neighbours——” “Miss Herbert, I am following the lead you have given me—trying humbly to carry out your wishes. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

I shall write to Mr. Floyd from London, and, if you please, I will so word my letter as to lead him to think this. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

But you know fine, Dougal, that those who set out to lead the mob are apt to end by following. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Edith Wharton As she knelt over it, weeding, snipping and staking, her shoulder-blades ached and the afternoon sun burnt through her broad hat-brim and lay like burning lead on the nape of her neck. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

O lady fine, fear not to lead     To Hymen’s shrine a clown: Love cannot level up, indeed,     But he can level down. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

To be the owner of a horse or a mule within reach of an Asiatic potentate, is to lead the life of the hare and the rabbit, hunted down and ferreted out. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Susanna Rowson Lead, lead me to her, that I may bless her, and then lie down and die. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Gertrude Stein And so life in Paris began and as all roads lead to Paris, all of us are now there, and I can begin to tell what happened when I was of it. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Verily, Thou, if Thou shouldst leave them, they will lead astray Thy servants, and they will only bear for children sinners and misbelievers. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Charles Stur You must be careful to keep the lead going, as the water shoals from five and four fathoms to one and a half at a single cast. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Likewise at home King Gunther got him men-at-arms among his kin and the liegemen of his brothers, and among Hagen’s men whom they wished to lead thence for battle. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Arthur Conan Doyle But I am here to lead these men in profit and honor, not to quarrel with every fool who has not the wit to understand how soldiers should be led. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He was at length aroused from his silence by Ned, who, bending forward and placing his hand upon Clifford’s knee, said abruptly — “In short, Captain, you must lead us once more to glory. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Charles Dickens You are the only pleasure I have — you can brighten even this place — and you can always lead me as you like. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

George Meredith Marriage might be the archway to the road of good service, even as our passage through the flesh may lead to the better state. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Rafael Sabatini He protested that he had himself captured Captain Evans, and that he had him bound fast in a place to which he offered to lead Baldock. But the Bow Street runner laughed at him. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Whenever his wife could not persuade him to do a thing, she used to suggest that great gain was likely to result from it, and this enabled her to lead him into any course of action against his will. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

All roads are long that lead toward one’s heart’s desire. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Jules Verne By Beelzebub! that will lead to just what I wish to speak to you about. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I would settle down to lead a happy life, and think no more of the matter. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

These plans may lead to a discovery of the murderer. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Arthur Conan Doyle In the month of March 1602 he did change a bar of lead into gold in the house of a certain Hansen, at Rotterdam, who hath testified to it. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Robert Browning Since passing the door might lead to a feast And a feast might lead to so much beside, He, of many evils, chose the least. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

H. G. Wells He thought about the life he had led with her so far and the life they were going to lead together. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Lady Morgan When we arose to depart, Glorvina said, “If you will lead your horses I will walk to the drawbridge with you. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Andrew Lang And so it was to run on, as the author’s fancy might lead him, with Alan Breck and the Master for characters. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

I don’t want to say anything that might lead to your being disappointed; but when I go to town again, I will hunt up a man who used to be one of his friends, and try to learn something. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Washington Irving He would sing Irish songs, and the Scotch ballad of Johnny Armstrong. He took the lead in the children’s sports of blind man’s buff, hunt the slipper, etc. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

John Galsworthy Of course he understands that it’s to lead to a divorce; but you must seem genuinely anxious to get Dartie back — you might practice that attitude to-day. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Henry Handel Richardson One and all had followed John’s lead in finding his return to Australia — Australia FACILE PRINCEPS! — the most natural thing in the world. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle Let us follow it up in every direction and we can hardly fail to come upon the motive, which in turn should lead us to the criminal. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Thomas Hardy She and the man both wanted to lead a proper life, as I understood. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Henry James I didn’t at that moment understand you any more than I do now; and I don’t think I said anything to lead you to suppose I did. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Thomas Hardy Under the church of that there parish lie my ancestors — hundreds of ’em — in coats of mail and jewels, in gr’t lead coffins weighing tons and tons. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Rafael Sabatini Be sure that I shall not lead you now into defeat — on this the last occasion that we stand together. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

As it was, if this woman, or any other person, had administered an infinitesimal dose of lead and gunpowder immediately after he fell, he would have recovered forthwith. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Ford Madox Ford It might even lead to an intimacy. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Roberta was with me, and to tie Nils’ tongue you had only to lead him into the presence of femininity in the person of a young, pretty girl. Serapion by Francis Stevens

William Henry Hudson But how was I to lead up to it? The work she was engaged with at length suggested an opening, and the opportunity to make a pretty little speech. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then she suffered him to lead her slowly towards the house, pausing every now and then to listen. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Herries himself seemed to lead them on, saying: ‘Here is a good place. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Walter Scott He thought it his duty, therefore, to keep open the slender and oblique communication with the boy’s maternal grandfather, as that which might, at some future period, lead to a closer connexion. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Henry James The lead she had given him made the difference, and he felt it as really a lift on finding an honest and natural word rise, by its license, to his lips. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope I now make bold to ask you whether you are doing your best to lead such a life as that?’ And then he remained silent, waiting for an answer. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Of course, I took the lead in the work myself. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Rudyard Kipling What time the scarred see-catchie lead their sleek seraglios. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Nathaniel Hawthorne If so, this second meeting must lead to the examination of the cabinet, and the discovery of some family documents in it. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wilkie Collins At a reasonable time after dinner I propose to lead the conversation back again — as inartificially as I can — to the subject of the Diamond, and of the Indian conspiracy to steal it. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Charles Dickens Whose child the child was, whether the child of a disinherited daughter, or some parish orphan whom the personage had adopted, there was nothing to lead up to. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson My name is Cassilis — Frank Cassilis. I lead the life of a vagabond for my own good pleasure. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James To watch her, to adore her, to see her lead her life and act out her extraordinary nature, all the while she treats me like a brute, is the only thing I care for to-day. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Wilkie Collins Nothing but the opportunity was wanting to lead Lady Clarinda into talking, as I wanted her to talk, of Mrs. Beauly. Late in the evening the opportunity came. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Francis Bacon And when the hammering had no more effect in making the water shrink, I made use of a mill or press, till the water, impatient of further pressure, exuded through the solid lead like a fine dew. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Thomas Hardy They went up the aisle together, the bottle-green glass of the old lead quarries admitting but little light at that hour, and under such an atmosphere. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Sigmund Freud Here is one of many examples which all lead to the same conclusion: A large courtyard in which dead bodies are being burned. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope The wilderness! In truth, the spot was one which did lead to many thoughts. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton A broad track broken through the woods seemed to lead up to it, so far as I could make out in that obscurity; but there was no trace of the building to which it led. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Wilkie Collins Thus occupied, she said the daring words which were to lead him little by little into betraying his suspicions, if he did indeed suspect the truth. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Herman Melville If I travel on foot — as today — I do not walk fast; if in my buggy, I touch not its back or sides; if on horseback, I dismount and lead the horse. The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman Melville

Ann Radcliffe He had a dagger — but he hesitated to use it, the blood which it might spill, would be observed by the peasants of the neighbouring hamlet, and might lead to a discovery. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

I didn’t let him know what weight he was carrying, but I put him up on Lad of Mine with twenty-one pounds of lead under his saddle — myself, I mounted Rataplan as I was. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

With me beauty is quite primary in life; I like truth, order and goodness, wholly because they are beautiful or lead straight to beautiful consequences. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing Not till evening did he find it possible to lead the conversation to the subject of her health. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

What will this poor old banker do with her? put her into a mad-house, or get her elected a member of the jockey club? With her black eyes and fifty thousand pounds, she might lead the sporting world. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope And yet it would be very difficult to tell him anything that would not bring greater affliction upon him, and would not also lead her into deeper trouble. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett I came here because my mother was asking for George.” She turned to lead the way through the banked flowers and as she did so added something. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Gissing But, in truth, it was an utterly hopeless task, one which, if persevered in, could only lead to death, first of the soul, then of the body. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He was very close — very’ ruminated Larkin; ‘no distinct ideas about it possibly; and did not seem to wish to lead me to the subject. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Such tokens are quickly forgotten, especially here, where attentions of the kind often, I’ve noticed, lead to nothing. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

William Morris Named and nameless all live in us; one and all they lead us yet Every pain to count for nothing, every sorrow to forget. Chants for Socialists by William Morris [1885]

H. Rider Haggard Shortly I will return to lead you to the temple. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

The police authorities had been most reticent at the inquest, but their reticence was only believed to cover an entire absence of any clues likely to lead to the apprehension of the criminal. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle A broken tip of lead was lying there also. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Isabella Bird It has a long gallery in front, with fretwork above the posts which support the roof, round towers at two of the corners, and many irregular roofs, and steep zigzags cut in the rock lead up to it. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing And not only modesty; his views lead him to pride himself on a poor origin. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell But, as for the parishioners, they will follow your ladyship’s lead in everything; so there is no chance of their wishing for a Sunday-school. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He too is a demon or god thrown into a particular chaos, where he strives ever to lead things from disorder into order. The Method Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

For which Almachius hath hys body torn With whippes of lead til he hys lif hath lorn. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

She was in a state of nervous tension that might lead to anything. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

D. H. Lawrence It used to lead from the Abbey to the Hall; but now it ends blindly on the hill-brow. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens Do you mind?’ Tom nodded sulkily, and beckoned Mrs Quilp to lead the way. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Tod unharnessed the pony, left me to lead him to the stable, and went after the man. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle But you perceive that the lead is already beginning to turn. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry Adams The ideas were new and seemed to lead somewhere — to some great generalization which would finish one’s clamor to be educated. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Molly, with a windmill-like exhibition of black legs, gives Ruth a lead over. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle The crate upon which I sit contains 2,000 napoleons packed between layers of lead foil. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Gissing A mention of the Rev. Scatchard Vialls threatened to lead them too far, and Mrs. Roach interposed with firmness. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Grant, if I lead you a terrible dance. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Radclyffe Hall It savours a little too much of the schoolroom and might lead to ridicule in the Unit. Your position is far too important for that; I look upon you as my second in command. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Walter Scott In general, whatever may be the impelling motive by which a mob is at first raised, the attainment of their object has usually been only found to lead the way to farther excesses. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Henry James Verena was born not only to lead their common sex out of bondage, but to remodel a visiting-list which bulged and contracted in the wrong places, like a country-made garment. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

G. K. Chesterton And indeed it did perhaps in some sense lead him to the end of the world; or perhaps to the beginning of another one. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Elizabeth Von Arnim This girl is grieved at my habit of living almost in the garden, and all her ideas as to the sort of life a respectable German lady should lead have got into a sad muddle since she came to me. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

H.P. Lovecraft On one side of the door stood a rack of savage whips, above which were some shelves bearing empty rows of shallow pedestalled cups of lead shaped like Grecian kylikes. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Again, the old poetry has a main element in its dissection of those complex mysteries of human character which conduce to abnormal vices and crimes, or lead to signal and extraordinary virtues. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

He who craved a mark 63 received such store that all the poor might lead a merry life. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Radclyffe Hall You see, the county looks to me for a lead — above all I must consider my daughter. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

In all the other species the horns ought to appear later in life, which would lead to their development in that sex alone, in which they first appeared in the progenitor of the whole family. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

William Godwin Various overtures appear to have passed now for some years between Dee and queen Elizabeth, intended to lead to his restoration to his native country. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

H. G. Wells In a little while they are walking with us, seeking to know whither we go, and whither we lead them, and why. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Baldwin Spencer The lead was taken by the widow who was carrying the Chimurilia in a wooden pitchi. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But I meant, that you have to forgive the advantage I took of your reliance on me to lead you into error, when you were too young to know what it amounted to. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Our ideas and concepts and scientific theories pass for true only so far as they harmoniously lead back to the world of sense. The Meaning of Truth by William James

H. G. Wells But is he likely to try anything that may lead to a scuffle? Is he likely to produce something in the nature of a horsewhip? If so, I suppose I shall have to take it away from him. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Wilkie Collins The lead in the debate was assumed by a smart young fellow, a fisherman named Poulailler, who stoutly declared that the stranger at the tower was of infernal origin. Memoirs of an Adopted Son by Wilkie Collins [1861]

But that is not the full aboveness, it is only an abbreviated substitute that on occasion may lead my mind towards truer, i. The Meaning of Truth by William James

I went into the refreshment-room to look for my party; I had a notion I should find them where the Briton’s unswerving and unerring instinct would be most likely to lead them. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

G. K. Chesterton But it gave me a hint of what such courses may lead to in many cases; and I saw them no more. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Henry James You don’t know where they may lead you. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Monsieur Larose will be in the last chamber on the right hand side of the corridor, and a few yards before you see some steps that lead to the vaults. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

He snorted, pawing the wood floor with his hoofs; he looked wildly around, then he suffered her to lead him away. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Mark Twain The whole mob were suffering for exercise, and it was not fifteen minutes till they were all on foot and I had the lead again. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Even if one didn’t know from concrete examples (the 1936 Olympic Games, for instance) that international sporting contests lead to orgies of hatred, one could deduce it from general principles. Collected Essays by George Orwell

There is a type of such institutions in the suburbs; the youths go about in knickerbockers, smoking pipes, except on Saturday nights, when they lead each other home from the last train. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

H. G. Wells These Samurai, it was intimated, were to lead lives of hard discipline and high effort, under self-imposed rule and restraint. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She suffered him to lead her back to the chair. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Walter Crane Every line in a composition must lead up to the central idea, and be subordinated or contributory to it (see illustration, Nos. 1 and 2, p. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

G. K. Chesterton I only ventured to say that the man over there seems to be very popular with the strikers, and might lead the movement. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Anthony Trollope But Harcourt understood all this: he did not wish to convince his friend, but only to lead him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle In very sooth, my Lord Loring, they are ill men to trifle with, and it were easier to pluck a bone from a hungry bear than to lead a bowman out of a land of plenty and of pleasure. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Willa Cather His limbs and hands were lead heavy, and his tongue and throat were parched and burnt. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, do ye lead your horses, and we shall explore this light, since no better course is open to us. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Willa Cather You have allowed a sentiment, noble in itself, to carry you away and lead you to make extravagant statements which I am confident neither of you mean. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope I am afraid it will only lead to extravagance!” Barry assumed a look of despair. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Charles Dickens You are welcome,” she said, advancing to meet me, and extending her hand to lead me to a seat. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Charles Dickens They seem to lead people into drinking, and even the man who makes their cages usually gets into a chronic state of black eye. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

John Morley He heaved the lead every inch of way he made. Burke by John Morley [1879]

You are the most cruel lady living, if you will lead these graces to the grave, and leave the world no copy. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Sinclair Lewis A guy can’t lead an army and still stay at home and teach the Little Woman golf. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Ann Radcliffe A second flight appeared to lead him into subterraneous vaults, for he perceived the air change, and felt a damp vapour wrap round him. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

It was the pleasure I took in literature, the discipline of mind I found arise from it, that made me eager to lead Perdita to the same pursuits. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

His father was a man of mental cultivation far beyond the average, well fitted to expand the mind of a boy of literary tastes and to lead him on at a pace suited to his abilities. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Meredith She had a full ounce of lead in her breast when she sat with the boys at their midday meal, showing them her familiar pleasant face. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Wilkie Collins Don’t you think we ought to open them and see where they lead to?” “Certainly. But are the keys in the locks?” Rosamond approached more closely to the doors, and answered in the affirmative. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Wilkie Collins Margaret’s powers of conversation were generally only employed to lead me to exert mine. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Washington Irving Northcote, the painter, then a youthful pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds; and Ralph, Sir Joshua’s confidential man, had taken their stations in the gallery to lead the applause in that quarter. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

William Henry Bragg This lead block had an aperture a, 3 cm. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

As a friend of his, you can lead him on to talk about what we want to know without, perhaps, exciting his suspicions. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

M. P. Shiel Three wide steps near the end of the inlet lead into a low square chapel excised from the mountain-rock, its roof being supported by the ebony columns of twin stylobats. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Charles Dickens And then she laughed again, and then she cried again, and then she said how cold it was, and suffered him to lead her to the fire, where she sat down as before. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

Edith Wharton The kind of life he wanted to lead was just what his father and grandfather had led before him: breed a few trotting-horses, and have a little shooting behind a couple of good dogs. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anthony Trollope And then there came other thoughts as to that interior life which it would be her destiny to lead with Mr. Barry. Then came a black cloud upon her face as she sat thinking of it. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Secondly, not everyone was liable to lead poisoning, and it would be quite easy to pick out the susceptible types — as soon as they had it — and put them to other work. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

It’s curious to think that hopeless love and a noisy disordered dinner should lead a man to these speculations, but they did. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

From the Col two roads lead to our day’s destination. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope The billing and cooing might lead altogether to evil. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

He crept softly down the steep stone stairs that lead from the commencement of Waterloo Bridge, down to the water’s level. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope Jacques Chapeau was an officer high in command through the whole Vendean war; and I, even I, humble as I am now, I also was thought not unworthy to lead brave men into battle. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He tried to lead her back to the melancholy story — so common and so terrible; so pitiable in its utter absence of sentiment or romance — the story of her past life. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell She broke the silence — “O Jem, I charge you with the care of her! I suppose it would be murder to kill her, but it would be better for her to die than to live to lead such a life as I do. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

The predatory temperament does not lead itself to all the purposes of modern life, and more especially not to modern industry. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Jack London They tried to lead the conversation away into easier channels; but Ernest opened his eyes, looked at me, and waved them aside. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Bram Stoker They lead from the town to the church, there are hundreds of them, I do not know how many, and they wind up in a delicate curve. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Borrow Now, sit down by the fire whilst I lead the donkey and cart to the place where you stay; I will unharness the animal, and presently come and join you. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

T. E. Lawrence We passed down the lines, whispering to each man to lead back in silence. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]