Phrases with "leapt"

Edith Wharton Dull lovers might have to call on romantic scenes to wake romantic feelings; but Justine’s glancing imagination leapt to the challenge of extracting poetry from the prose of routine. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

H. Rider Haggard The dog listened, then ran up and smelt his hands, and straightway howled with joy and leapt upon him. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Ivan Turgenev Then he leapt up and ran into the garden through the half-open door. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Olaf Stapledon As I leapt toward it, I saw another, and another. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Kingsley And, looking forward, they could see just the top of it as it leapt madly up. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Thomas Hardy There the two indistinct persons leapt together like a pair of dewdrops on a leaf; and then they stood apart, facing each other, the woman looking down. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Thomas Hardy Knight leapt up and began endeavouring to remove the rubbish with his hands. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

D. H. Lawrence It was horrible that he should cleave to her, so close, so close, like leopard that had leapt on her, and fastened. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

He put a hand on Stephen and began to say, “Look here, you must let us by,” when Stephen leapt at him, and the two were locked in a wild struggle. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

H. Rider Haggard Then, sooner than know the kiss of steel, the liar leapt from the cliffs and was crushed, dying miserably on the rocks below. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing Over the worn ledges, at other times a succession of little waterfalls, rolled in resistless fury a mighty cataract; at great rocks in mid-channel it leapt with surges like those of an angry sea. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Nevertheless he went: as he would have leapt off an actual height down into unknown space, if by so doing he could have saved the boy. Signa by Ouida

H. G. Wells But if you can really grasp the shameful grotesqueness of the old life, you will begin to appreciate the interpretation of old Mrs. Verrall’s appearance that leapt up at once in my mind. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Isabella Bird I leapt back to my own camp, where Hassan and Karim were taking a parting smoke, and ordered them to the rescue. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

William Hope Hodgson Then a hideous swine-noise 1 rose up into the night; and, at that, I leapt from the window, out on to the frozen world. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson Pepper had, fortunately, followed me as I leapt for the ledge, and now, very much subdued, kept close behind. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

When the man at last stopped, she instantly leapt to her feet. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Anthony Hope Fritz and Sapt leapt out, uncovered, and held the door for me. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

One glance was enough, and, with a shout, he leapt the flower-beds, and made straight at the escaped prisoner. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Olaf Stapledon Do you remember how we leapt about from heredity to socialism, religion, astronomy, like a couple of monkeys swinging from branch to branch. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells She leapt to her feet and handed him his gas mask before she adjusted her own, for one must set a good example and wear what the people have been told to wear. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Rafael Sabatini Sakr-el-Bahr leapt instantly to his great height and waved a long green scarf. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Ivan Turgenev She quickly took her seat in it; Sanin leapt in after her. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

George Gissing Alas for the days when he ran and leapt and knew not pain! Walking slowly away, he worried himself about the brevity of life. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

William Morris Then the Knight of the Sun seemed to awake at her word, and he leapt to his feet, and stood looking at the new comer. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

The row-boat leapt forward still; then checked, too. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells Then suddenly it leapt aside and vanished. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. Rider Haggard Stay a while, Leonard!” He sank back exhausted, and at that moment a gust of wind, fiercer than any which had gone before, leapt down the mountain gorges, howling with all the voices of the storm. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

M. P. Shiel The detectives are at this moment downstairs—” Now the Arab leapt up, and, in a movement of great dignity, with an out-rush of both arms, rent his caftan from the top to its muslin girdle. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anna Katherine Green As he spoke, the walls which surrounded me, the walls which surrounded them, leapt into glaring view and I heard the second voice cry out: “I don’t like that! Let’s wait till the storm is over. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

When she came into the path beyond the courtyard her heart beat so furiously that she must stop: it leapt with wild angry stabs as though it were telling her not to go. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

G. K. Chesterton His large straw hat had fallen behind him as he leapt backwards. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Every nerve in every limb of him was seared with horror at the contact, and he leapt off, kicking, biting, writhing. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

H. G. Wells He crouched and watched and leapt and behold! there was fact in his grip. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Captain Pratt’s opinion of Hugh, whom he had hitherto regarded as a pauper with an involved estate, leapt from temperate to summer heatblood heat. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

M. P. Shiel Frankl leapt up, rather pale, thinking that if the man had come here, he must mean mischief; but remembering that the man was a gentleman, a priest, he took heart, and went out. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

M. P. Shiel I leapt up, to find the door open: but my liberator, whoever he was, was not to be seen. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

H. G. Wells Suddenly great flashes of violet light leapt across from coil to coil, passing through Quarantine Castle as though it was not there. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Gently at first, then more and more swiftly, her feet leapt upon the carpet; her arms tossed themselves in time to unheard music. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

H. G. Wells It seemed to him that Mr. Bessel leapt over him as he fell. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

M. P. Shiel A fire occurring in his room, he leapt from a window to escape the flames. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Thomas Hardy He stepped forward, leapt down, and turned to her. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

H. G. Wells By nothing! A vast weight, it seemed, leapt upon him, and he was hurled headlong down the staircase, with a grip on his throat and a knee in his groin. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Henry Handel Richardson Also, from an injudicious word he let drop, the idea leapt at Mahony . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

A second later he leapt into the air, and then a desperate battle ensued. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

He leapt upstairs to Beryl Hermione Maud. But the smoke came from her room. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

H. G. Wells Then the attention leapt back to the giant as the great ball of iron-bound timber soared up out of his hand. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Antonio leapt forward and grasped her by both hands, and so prevented her from falling heavily. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Elizabeth Von Arnim Then Briggs leapt to his feet. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

There was another shot, and a violent clashing of arms; and Frere, leaving the miserable woman to her fate, leapt out on to the deck. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

He leapt over to him, and pulled his face round . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Florence Dixie The next moment he had run forward, leapt lightly on to the rail, and balancing himself to a nicety had dropped into the stern of the surf boat as it rose on a more than usually excitable wave. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Virginia Woolf Shelmerdine — but it would be more proper now to call him Bonthrop — leapt to his feet. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

For the first time in her young distracted life her energy leapt to a natural freedom of love. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

One hope, however, leapt like lightning into her mind, and that was he would not recognise her. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

G. K. Chesterton A railway bridge grew larger and larger till it leapt upon their backs bellowing, and was in its turn left behind. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

And then, perhaps I was half asleep or fond with fear, I leapt out of bed and stood in the middle of the room to meet life and fight it. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

H. Rider Haggard There, on the hill-side far above them, a black shape climbed and leapt swiftly. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

As Judith listened to all this her impatience leapt into flame. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

M. P. Shiel At last I leapt into the cabriolet, lashed the horse, and went along the road that leads to Hallam Castle: at least I knew where one of the two was to be sought. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

With swift alarm, afraid to ask a single question, I leapt from my horse; the spectators saw me, knew me, and in awful silence divided to make way for me. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

I saw what was coming, leapt on the seat and would have jumped out. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Jocelyn’s heart almost leapt into his mouth as he saw the girl had got her head covered with what looked like the very kerchief he had come after. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

He leapt off his horse and came down to them. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Through the moaning intensity peculiar to his vicious rage there leapt at times a wild-beast snarl. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Incredulity and amazement leapt to his face, his eyes glared, and he held his breath. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

H. G. Wells And out of the darkness leapt the little land, with its spires and trees, aghast with terror, still and distinct, and the sea, tumbled with anger, red-foaming like a sea of blood. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Benjamin Disraeli Without consultation this sympathising couple leapt to the same conclusion. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

William Morris But e’en as a kestrel stoops down Richard leapt from his stool And drave his strong right hand amidst the mouth of the fool. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

D. H. Lawrence Kangaroo leapt to his feet and stood towering over the little enemy as if he would stoop over him and smother him in violent warmth and drive out the demon in that way. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang No sooner did it touch him than the Tanuki leapt yelling into the air, and the hare laughed, and ran to tell his friend the peasant what a trick he had played on their enemy. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Morris Then Sir Raoul leapt to his feet, as one who was in a stour exceeding heavy. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

George Meredith He begged us to forgive him for not treating us as strangers; his heart leapt out to young English gentlemen. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

On the instant it took him; a sudden warmth leapt within him; his being rested stable upon a rocky basis, and the movements before him became natural and right. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

G. K. Chesterton He leapt to his feet and waved his glass. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Life and motion seemed to be awakened in me; I leapt to my feet, and went two or three steps forward. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

It was as though the spinet had leapt through the ceiling, or the little rosy apples on the sofa had rolled like little live bullets about the floor. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

H. G. Wells He leapt to his feet as the door closed. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

I leapt to my feet in a passion of indignation and pursued them. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell He leapt before her to think how he had cured all heart-sorrow, buzzing louder than ever. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

William Hope Hodgson Startled, I leapt backwards, letting the trap fall, with a hollow clang, that filled the place with echoes. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

George Gissing In the same instant he leapt up and sprang on her, seized her brutally by the shoulders and flung her with all his force against the nearest wall. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

He leapt off, and fell against a table, which tottered, and at last fell with a stupendous crash into the fender. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

G. K. Chesterton But when they entered the lamp-lit hall, and the high iron door was clashed to and locked behind them, yet a new amazement leapt into their eyes, and the stalwart Turnbull almost fell. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Richard Burton One of our party on the poop, a Syrian, somewhat incautiously leapt down to aid his countrymen by restoring order. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Ivan Turgenev Avdotya sank on the bench, then bent over the table, wringing her hands, then suddenly leapt up and ran after her husband. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

M. P. Shiel I raised my weapon, and, shouting, flew forward to fell him; but by some chance the lamp dropped from me, and before I knew aught, the axe leapt from my grasp, myself hurled far backward. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

D. H. Lawrence And her heart leapt with hot pain. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The vapors gradually condensed in diluvial rains, which fell as if they had leapt from the necks of thousands of millions of seltzer water bottles. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Rafael Sabatini Suddenly he tightened his grasp of Tsamanni’s arm and a quick interest leapt into his sallow face. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Arnold Bennett And the excitement which had been growing in that house for days past, under a pretence of calm, leapt out swiftly into the light of the sun, and was unashamed. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

He leapt forward, and she fell upon his breast. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

His head swam, his heart, so languid the moment before, leapt up and struggled like a maddened caged animal. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The fear of death, of imminent and dreadful death, leapt at his throat like an animal from the moon. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Benjamin leapt to his feet and shouted: ‘Forward! Charge!’ We dashed up the short steep slope on which the parapet stood. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

George Meredith Continuously the torrents poured through the shingleclefts, and momently a thunder sounded, and high leapt a billow that topped the house and folded it weltering. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Ivan Turgenev I’ll kill you, you snake in the grass!” And he leapt out of the cart. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

D. H. Lawrence She was looking rather lofty and superb, smiling slowly and graciously to the Germans. A sudden desire leapt in his heart, to kill her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Then suddenly came a narrow abyss across which the gutter leapt to the snowy darkness of the further side. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

George Gissing A summer breeze whispered fitfully between the dark-blue vault and the grey earth; there was a sound of water that leapt from the bosom of the hills; deep answering to deep, infinite to infinite. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells I scrutinised the bushes round me very carefully before I leapt to the rocky shelf hard by, and took once more what had been my first leap in the moon. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H. G. Wells He flung out his arms as if in despair, leapt in the air like a frantic creature, ran violently ten or twelve yards, and then fell and rolled on the ground and over and out of sight of the boy. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Frantic with fear, the man leapt into the sea. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Miles Franklin With a shout and surprising speed he leapt after me. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Thomas Hardy A second hand had with the rise of the rockets leapt round her waist. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Arthur Machen His face was white with terror as he turned away, and for a moment stood sick and trembling, and then with a start he leapt across the room and steadied himself against the door. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

Teddy, from half-way up the gangway, tore off his coat, leapt into the water, and, at the risk of having his brains knocked out, dived and plunged between the boats, but without success. Cupid and Psyche by Guy Boothby

Rafael Sabatini Biskaine leapt to his feet with a half-cry of astonishment; even Asad’s eyes kindled with interest at so unusual a sight as that of a galley-slave attacking a corsair. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Virginia Woolf But, she was crying, had we met before the salmon leapt like a bar of silver . Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

From the opening crawled John Mortonson’s cat, which lazily leapt to the floor, sat up, tranquilly wiped its crimson muzzle with a forepaw, then walked with dignity from the room. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Virginia Woolf And as Shelmerdine, now grown a fine sea captain, hale, fresh-coloured, and alert, leapt to the ground, there sprang up over his head a single wild bird. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

But she, as one that knew the step, heeding nought else, leapt up with face first red then pale then flushed again, and ran to the gate of the garth. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

H. G. Wells Every old government, every hasty new government that has leapt into power, is made crazy by the threat of a wider and greater order, and its struggle to survive becomes desperate. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Charles Kingsley As he passed, a dark figure leapt from the bushes on the edge, and plunged heavily into the water close to the boat. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

You’ll ——” a scared and startled look leapt into his face, to be replaced almost instantly, however, by an amazed smile. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

He reached the door and leapt nimbly from his carriage; but his foot had scarcely touched the ground before he fell dead of heart disease. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Virginia Woolf That boy almost lost his footing as he leapt on the bus. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Edgar Wallace Suddenly he leapt to his feet with a cry. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Signa leapt out with the fresh cool leaves smiting him sweet blows upon his eyes and mouth. Signa by Ouida

Those sorts of things are not to be bought in little country towns, and so Norwich and Cambridge leapt instantly into my mind, for they are the nearest places where they could be obtained. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

H. G. Wells It seemed to me that a faint touch of misty blueness hung about the western cliff I leapt to a little boss of rock and surveyed the crater. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H. G. Wells He leapt out of bed as though some unseen beast in it had bitten him. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Robert Louis Stevenson Then he took out of his bosom a long leather purse, and emptying its contents on the settle, began to count and recount the pieces, ringing and examining each, and suddenly he leapt like a young man. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence In despair and anguish she fled from under the ash trees; she reached the widow’s garden gate, when out leapt the lightning full at her. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Oscar Wilde As he leapt upon the saddle he turned round, and looked at the young Fisherman sadly. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

M. P. Shiel But it lasted, I believe, some seconds only: I ran and got a shot into the bear’s brain, and Maitland leapt up with a rent down his face. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Wilkie Collins But, high as they leapt up in the rocky walls of the chasm, they never leapt into sight from above. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

G. K. Chesterton Both the girls stared at the stars and moons and suns blazoned on that sacred wall that leapt and shuddered under the strokes of the doom. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Radclyffe Hall But whatever the reason, he felt drawn to this friendship that had leapt so suddenly into being. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

D. H. Lawrence At last he leapt up, suddenly, like a steel spring going off, and stood on the hearthrug. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

He struck him sharply with the whip and Boxer leapt forward like an arrow from a bow. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

H. G. Wells Suddenly I leapt up, knocked over my third egg, rushed for the window also. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H. G. Wells Then it was Amanda leapt into his world, a light, tall figure of a girl, fluttering a short petticoat. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

There was a deeper plunge, an encouraging shout, and Mr. Redslob’s strong horse leapt the bank. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

D. H. Lawrence Then, looking through the window, she saw the dogcart drive up, and Skrebensky leapt down. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing My senses are dulled; I cannot get so near to Nature; I have a sorry dread of her clouds, her winds, and must walk with tedious circumspection where once I ran and leapt exultingly. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Directly he drew up his horses Vernon leapt out, and the three women followed him. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells The novels she read all told of love, elusively, partially, and an impatience in her imagination and in her body leapt to these hints. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

The lords of Demonland marked each his lot and cast it in the helm of Gaslark, and Gaslark shook the helm, and there leapt forth the lot of the Lord Spitfire. Right wrathful was he. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Moreas leapt into the air with a cry, and an instant later fell forward on his face. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

And now I leapt up precipitately, and escaped from the hut, before nature could revoke her laws, and inorganic words be breathed in answer from the lips of the departed. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Marjorie Bowen She held out a shaking hand to him, and he leapt on to her lap. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

The big dogs leapt to their feet and began dashing furiously against the bars of the cage. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anthony Trollope He leapt on the path, and was immediately on Henri’s track. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Then he took his bagpipes again, and, as he played, the fish leapt up in the net. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

H. G. Wells He clambered to the editorship of the Evening News. From that, before it fell away from him, he leapt still higher. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Virginia Woolf Orlando leapt as if she had been violently struck on the head. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Henry Handel Richardson For, at first sight of her, and almost against his will, the foolish words had leapt from him: “What are you doing here?” At which she had turned a fiery red, and with a puzzled: “Me? . Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

They ran to his nose, leapt skywards, rolled like strips of white boarding down an implacable hill. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George MacDonald I leapt to my feet: here was the warmth I sought — the first necessity of life! I sped back to my helpless charge. Lilith by George MacDonald

H. G. Wells I heard some one cry, “The Master!” The knotted black struggle broke into scattering units, the fire leapt and sank down. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Ivy leapt up from the sofa, and by the shaded light of the reading lamp which had stood close to her elbow, she saw a tall, spectral-looking figure advancing into the room. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

H. G. Wells They flew in scraps and fragments, turf, trees, and gravel leapt and fell; the aeronauts still lying along the canal bank were thrown about like sacks, catspaws flew across the foaming water. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Thomas Hardy At sight of him she leapt to her feet with almost a shriek of joy. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Radclyffe Hall As Raftery leapt forward her curious fancies gained strength, and now they began to obsess her. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

George Gissing He leapt wildly, and knew at once that he had leapt into fire, into hell. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells Sometimes it seemed as though I sat through immeasurable eternities like some god upon a lotus leaf, and again as though there was a momentary pause as I leapt from moon to earth. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Is it agreed? Just so! Will you draw?” A swift spasm passed over Hugh’s face, and a tiger glint leapt into Lord Newhaven’s eyes, fixed intently upon him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Thomas Hardy Rushing out as the guard blew his whistle, Edward opened the door of a carriage and leapt in. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

H. G. Wells The roar of the multitude was near now: it leapt to thunder. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

George Meredith He leapt from the spell Rose had encircled him with. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But at these words I leapt up suddenly, jolting the table so that the glass danced and spilled half its contents. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Miles Franklin Along this came a man of 72 in a new single buggy—a show-ring affair—with a horse that leapt and sidled resentfully. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

The pictures had leapt wildly from the walls to join in the conflict. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson But, like a tongue of flame, his instinct leapt up to give combat. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Sidney Colvin I entered his chamber as he leapt into bed. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

The log then leapt over three days, and went on: ‘13th. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He leapt up to catch the overhanging bough of an ilex, and swinging himself by it alighted far onward, as if he had flown thither through the air. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Oscar Wilde And the young Fisherman leapt up, and left his wattled house, and ran down to the shore. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Anthony Trollope As Henri leapt from the window Westerman’s eye had caught sight of the red scarf, and he knew that it was Larochejaquelin who was escaping. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch As Zeb caught sight of this, the stranger twirled, leapt a foot in the air, and came down smartly on the final note, with a click of his heels. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Olaf Stapledon Soon the sun leapt into view, devouring the huge crescent of dawn with its brilliance. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

He leapt the stream and scrambled up the bank with an odd feeling of expectation. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

E. T. A. Hoffmann At length he leapt to his feet, pressed Antonia to his heart, and begged her in a low husky voice, “Sing no more if you love me — my heart is bursting — I fear — I fear — don’t sing again. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

A young woman leapt out of a doorway a little ahead of Winston, grabbed up a tiny child playing in a puddle, whipped her apron round it, and leapt back again, all in one movement. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins He leapt off the window seat and snatched at the money, like a famished animal snatching at a piece of meat. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

M. P. Shiel As I looked, he leapt suddenly high, smiting hands, with the yell, “The last bell tinkles!” and galloped forth, a-rave. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Rafael Sabatini By his directions, then, the boat came to moor at the Schiavoni. He leapt ashore, bidding the fruiterer await him there. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins Something that felt like the happy life I had never led yet, leapt up in me at the instant I set eyes on you. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

D. H. Lawrence She belonged to the eternal, changeless place into which they had leapt together. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing When her heart leapt at Stella’s chant, it was not in truth through contagion of sympathy, but in admiration and love of the noble woman who could thus think and speak. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing Monica in that moment leapt past him, and reached the door of the room before he could stop her. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Suddenly, when he was almost at this turning, the thought leapt into his mind that perhaps the place was being watched. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Rafael Sabatini From the dark vaulted entrance of the courtyard leapt a gleam of lanterns containing tiny clay lamps in which burned a wick that was nourished by mutton fat. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Then, as though it were a banner unfurled, a shuddering, quivering flame leapt up into the sky from the stables. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Olaf Stapledon The same forlorn task was occupying him when at last the recruiting office leapt into view. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Rafael Sabatini That, of course, was no more than the first, crude, germinal and somewhat obvious idea that leapt to his mind. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

With angry gestures he leapt from his horse, and seizing a hatchet that hung from his saddle-bow, went with the apparent intention of battering down the opposing gate. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

But I can still remember how, at that moment, I made the acquaintance of my heart — a thing that bounded and leapt within my chest, a little sickeningly. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

In the guts for choice!’ Flory leapt down from the veranda, hurting his feet on the hard earth, and was at the river bank in six paces. Burmese Days by George Orwell

God! Why had she said that? But Mottram had evidently not caught the sinister word, and Catherine in haste drove back conscience into the lair whence conscience had leapt so suddenly to her side. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

It leapt from its nest in the grass with a flirt of dew and dashed away down the field, its white tail lifted. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett The refrain, signalled by a proud challenging toss of Gueymard’s head, leapt up like a tropical tempest, formidable, overpowering. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

A horrible fear leapt instantly in my mind. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

D. H. Lawrence Suddenly his arm leapt up, the fist clenched, and his eyes blazed at her. Her Turn by D. H. Lawrence [1913]

Berwick thought the gesture beckoned; he leapt up and came forward with a certain eagerness, and, standing before her, smiled down into her serious eyes. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Andrew Lang And the heart of the princess leapt within her, and she placed a golden crown on the head of Bensurdatu, and called him her deliverer. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Miles Franklin Ah! beautiful, beautiful Five–Bob Downs! It seemed as though a hundred dogs leapt forth to greet us when that gate flew open, but I subsequently discovered there were but twenty-three. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

And then, in a sudden desperation, he saw that unchanging serenity of sky, and even the flames of the Sabbath leapt uselessly miles below it. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Radclyffe Hall And suddenly Stephen longed to share them, an immense need to share them leapt up within her, so that she ached with this urgent longing that was somehow a part of her bodily dejection. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall