Phrases with "leave"

D. H. Lawrence On Monday and Tuesday he had to get up and reluctantly leave towards ten o’clock. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens Philip made one effort to give them relief; but they were so hemmed in by the English power, that he could not succeed, and was fain to leave the place. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Edith Wharton He dressed in a cold rage against himself, against the world and against Chris — and was just turning to leave his room when the culprit entered. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Thomas Hardy Drawing near the great London station was like drawing near Doomsday. How should he leave her in the turmoil of a crowded city street? She seemed quite unprepared for the rattle of the scene. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Naturally I am kind-hearted, and so I found it beyond me to leave even this hateful and repulsive thing alone in a strange and hostile world. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mind, I won’t touch it if you smoke another cigarette before you leave here. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Then spake Sir Siegfried: “Now let us leave the pine wood!” His steed bare him smoothly and with him they hasted hence. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Henry James Every one in the place was as usual out with some one else, and even had I been free to go and take leave of her I should have been sure that Flora Saunt would not be at home. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

If you would like me to leave them with you for examination at your leisure, I can do so, but we shall want them back. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Arthur Morrison I’d rather not drink anything just now, and, although I fear I may appear rude, I can’t allow either of you to leave the room. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

As I was preparing to take my leave after a longish pause into which we had fallen as into a vague dream, she came out of it with a start and a quiet sigh. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

To give evidence, or not to give evidence; compelling one to leave his home, &c. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Robert Louis Stevenson A good teacher, gentle in act, although violent and abusive in speech, his lessons were apt to go over the heads of his scholars and to leave them gaping, or more often laughing. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Early on the last morning in March we roused the Kru-men; they were eager as ourselves to leave the “bush,” and there was no delay in loading and the mission-boat. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

He took his leave also of good Mrs. Julaper, who was completing arrangements with teapot and kettle, spiced elderberry wine, and other comforts, to support them through their proposed vigil. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

On the following morning they had arranged to leave Merok for Aalsund, and thence to turn south on their homeward journey. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

He had no objection to the scheme but what arose from his unwillingness to leave Harriot, who saw his departure approach with great concern. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

George Eliot My godfather is old; he is seventy-one; we could not leave it to him. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry James If I did not leave them alone she meant me to come for a purpose — a purpose now indicated by the quick, fantastic idea that to oblige me she had unlocked the secretary. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson Any other profit than that, if it involved a kingdom or the woman I love, ought, if I were God’s upright soldier, to leave me untempted. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Adam Lindsay Gordon Shall we saddle “Rollo”? Orion: Nay, leave him undisturb’d in his stall; I have steeds he would hardly care to follow. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Thomas Carlyle Perhaps as small a message, give me leave to say, as ever there was such a noise made about before. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Elizabeth Gaskell My husband and I live at home with my father; of course, I could not leave HIM. He is pretty well, better than last summer. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Charles Dickens It was enough to leave dumb things behind, and objects that were insensible both to her love and sorrow. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

After his second voyage he obtained a fortnight’s leave and hastened home. Cupid and Psyche by Guy Boothby

We went into it because we must, and we were to leave it as soon as we could find a better. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Anna Katherine Green Not an eye looked round and not a head turned as he straightened himself and proceeded to leave the room. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

At the age of five-and-forty, what, in all probability, may Clarence Glyndon be? Since you are ambitious I leave that question for you to decide! Now turn to the other picture. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Jules Verne The moment could not be far off when, the Nautilus attacking its adversary, my companions and myself should for ever leave this man. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Gissing He sought her now, sought her that she might never leave him again. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This was accepted as positive and conclusive evidence that Lady Deignton did not leave her room on the night of the murder. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Women never know when to leave off making wills, if they once begin making them. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Be ready to leave at any time at a moment’s notice. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Charles Dudley Warner He endeavored to bring up his children in sound religious principles, and to leave no room in their lives for triviality. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Thomas Hardy But now his sense of self, as an individual provoking opinion, appeared to leave him. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Anthony Trollope How long is it since you remained away a day before?” “I was detained down in Cumberland for one day, after my leave of absence. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Louisa May Alcott Beth declared she wouldn’t go to the fair at all, and Jo demanded why she didn’t take all her pretty things and leave those mean people to get on without her. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

I know your father’s mind; leave all to me; and, above all, tell not a woman a word of this, least of all the women that are in your own house: for chattering tongues mar wisest counsels. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

F. Scott Fitzgerald He threatened to leave when he had no intention of leaving, and refused to go when she told him that, after all, it was best that he should. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Thomas Hardy I leave the whole to your judgment. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle It seemed, however, to leave no doubt as to the fate of the ship. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Only the sister remained, the sister whom you profess to have urged to leave the town with you that very evening; and she can tell us nothing — may die without ever being able to do so. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins She took her leave as soon after as possible — that is to say, as soon as she could summon courage to force herself from the presence of her unfortunate sister. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Kenneth Grahame At last they implored him to go away and attend to his own affairs and leave them to mind theirs. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

But he could not leave that child there to start its melancholy cry so soon as he was gone. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Jules Verne Madge had no wish to leave the Dochart pit any more than had her husband. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle That was how he came to leave his club, and some of his darts too, as he tells me, which I dare say helped to put you on our track; though how you kept on it is more than I can tell. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

If this is too soon or otherwise inconvenient I entreat you to leave a message fixing as early an hour as possible. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Anthony Trollope But his wife would not leave the subject. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe For some minutes after the cook had left the forecastle, Augustus abandoned himself to despair, never hoping to leave the berth alive. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

James Anthony Froude He had intended to leave the town till more quiet times, and had arranged to meet a few of his people once more to give them a parting address. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Edith Wharton At length he gently asked, “Do you wish me to leave you?” She raised her head. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

R. D. Blackmore Mary, my love to you; and with leave all round, here’s the very good health of Robin Lyth!” “Here’s the health of Robin Lyth!” shouted Mr. Popplewell, with his fat cheeks shining merrily. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

James Hogg But whom am I speaking to? You had better leave me to myself, mistress. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Robert Louis Stevenson To-morrow I expect to leave for Spartivento.’ And now I am quite at an end of journal keeping; diaries and diary letters being things of youth which Fleeming had at length outgrown. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

So leave them alone, Judith! Be quiet with your boy in some place and we will be good friends. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Edith Wharton He meant to find an excuse to leave Haskett in a moment; but he was tired and cold, and after all the little man no longer jarred on him. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

The cardinal accompanied his Majesty from Surgeres to Mauzes; and there the king and his minister took leave of each other with great demonstrations of friendship. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

F. Scott Fitzgerald Under no pretext would he leave the house save for short trips to the drug store for refreshments, whence he returned on a full run. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

It will give me little pain to leave it altogether—only there is nothing else—nothing left but to sit by the fire with a book, and wait for the slow years to roll by. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

M. R. James They agreed at last that it would be safe to leave it, and that they would return after Hall and await further developments. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Henry James I wished to leave my sympathy where I had placed it, with Lady Emily and her daughter, of whom I continued, bumping against them at parties, to have some observation. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Charles Kingsley You know it is false! You will not leave me too!” Valencia dashed it on the ground, clasped her sister in her arms, and covered her head with kisses. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Frances Hodgson Burnett I did not leave her alone with Robin. In fact, I walked about the two nurseries and looked them over. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins I thought that point about Columbus a good point to leave off with, and considered that I might safely allow the rest of the picture to explain itself to the intelligent spectator. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Anthony Trollope I begged you to leave me because it was so. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

I only told him to leave my horse alone, or else it would kick him. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Elizabeth Gaskell This was the way the doomed heir of Bodowen left his ancestral house for ever, and hoped to leave behind him his doom. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

What is their silly chat to me?” Here Margaret requested the father to leave them alone; and in his absence put some practical questions. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Wilkie Collins Later discoveries she will be good enough to leave to the pens of those persons who can write in the capacity of actual witnesses. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Charles Dickens But you won’t be, will you? Don’t leave us Nell, though the sky is bright. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Henry Kingsley I leave this room without a ard thought towards any one in it. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope Nor, if I am driven to leave him, can I make the world understand why I do so. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

I leave it to your delicacy of feeling to exculpate and to protect me. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

William Hope Hodgson Strangely, she warned me; warned me passionately against this house; begged me to leave it; but admitted, when I questioned her, that she could not have come to me, had I been elsewhere. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Maria Edgeworth Nothing could equal Lady Delacour’s astonishment when she learnt from Marriott that Miss Portman was actually preparing to leave the house. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope She was sure that he would not come with the purpose of telling her that he must again leave her. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope Aaron was to leave the house at half-past five; but before he went Susan should be called down. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott His visitor had, in the first place, something for his private ear, and begged leave to bolt the door. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Jane Austen I wish my good aunt would be a little less busy! And to ask me in such a way too! without ceremony, before them all, so as to leave me no possibility of refusing. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Her father heard of it, and went to remonstrate with her, imploring her to come to him at Swampington, and to leave Marchmont Towers to the new lord of the mansion. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His intention had been to obtain a two-day furlough, but Camp Mills proved to be under a strict influenza quarantine — it was impossible for even an officer to leave except on official business. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Charles Dickens I can’t help the suspicions you have forced upon me, and I am loth, I tell you plainly, to leave Mr Edward here. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Frederick Marryat Edward was certain that Mr Langton would not have advised him to leave London if he had not considered that it was dangerous to remain. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Victor Hugo You found out that I was obliged to leave London. You followed me. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I shan’t be here to see you married, because I’m going home to England on leave for six months, but, John, I’ll send you the nicest wedding present this expensive city of Adelaide can produce. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Gertrude Stein The people say leave it to me. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

George Gissing It would be easier for me to leave it alone, but I couldn’t do that, because I can’t think of you and your sister as strangers. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell Edith hoped Margaret did not want to leave them, that she was so anxious about all this. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Meadowcroft was unable, on this occasion, to leave the house. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Edith Wharton As he did so his son rose abruptly as if to leave it. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I’d leave you to speak up for me. Captain Dick and Captain Jacka by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Edith Wharton Darrow conjectured that the real clash of arms would not take place till the morrow; and wishing to leave the field open to the contestants he set out early on a solitary walk. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Was his a pseudo pride? was it real dignity? I leave the question undecided in its wide sense. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Charles Kingsley If the same law holds good in the United States, I leave you to settle whether Northerners or Southerners are the honester men. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

David Hume But here I must beg leave to advance a conjecture, which seems probable, but which posterity alone can fully judge of. Of Civil Liberty by David Hume

E. Phillips Oppenheim Don’t leave because of this dreadful affair and don’t talk about it more than you can help—especially to-night at dinner time. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Thomas Paine Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

Willa Cather He was content to leave the tangle to other hands; he thought of his Alexandra’s strong ones. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Anthony Trollope I should be ungrateful were I to leave you for one moment in doubt as to my real sentiments: I cannot love you as I ought to love my husband. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens If my dog leth thith young man thtir a peg on foot, I give him leave to go. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Wilkie Collins I leave you to decide whether the woman who has shown you that letterhaving something important to say to you — is a person who is mean enough to say it under false pretenses. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Rudyard Kipling But where are the Four? I do not wish one of the Man–Pack to leave the gates to-night. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Anthony Trollope It must end in his having to leave us. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Fanny Fern And now, ‘Floy,’ please to leave the whole matter to me. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Marjorie Bowen If Isotta d’Este should now escape me — but she will not!’ He crossed the room to leave it, but paused at the door. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

What would it be like if he came home? Nana insisted that they should leave him in the hospital because he might end by killing both of them. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins Silence, you Ariel, or you shall leave the room! I have got it, Mrs. Valeria, all laid out here, with scenes and characters complete. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle To leave the thing entirely alone is to abandon the field to the forces of evil. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Willa Cather He expects to get home on leave before he sails. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Charles Dickens As he held up his hand, however, in token of his wish that they should be silent, they were considerate enough to leave off, as soon as the longest-winded among them were quite out of breath. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Charles Dickens Before I leave you, tell me one thing, and try to tell me plainly, I implore you. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

As soon as I was free to leave Burwell’s bedside I returned to the officers and obtained from them details of what had happened. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

The instinct to leave the place had its birth in my own breast. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Suleiman and our lord the Prophet leave him unmoved. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Elizabeth Gaskell I try to leave all in God’s hands; to trust in His goodness; but faith and resignation are difficult to practise under some circumstances. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Wilkie Collins Leave it to me, sir — leave it to me. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Another, whose family refused to follow him, had been enabled — such was his gift of holy fortitude — to leave them to the mercy of the world. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

George Gissing He began to work at the new place only a few days before Carrie was ready to leave the hospital. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Wilkie Collins I don’t mean to offend you; but — leave us, please leave us. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jules Verne Hobson now saw that he must leave the house if he wished to escape suffocation, but to leave the house would be to perish with cold. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Baldwin Spencer Sometimes, when Bubba Peibi is out fishing and a medicine man hears him and is afraid that he will catch all the fish and leave none for the black-fellow, he plays a trick on him. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Be humble and respectful, reply with frankness to the questions she may please to put; and when you are not questioned, leave it to me. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Jane Austen Marianne, I dare say, will not leave her room again this evening. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Anthony Trollope Plaistow is in Norfolk, I believe?’ ‘Yes Plaistow is in Norfolk.’ ‘I suppose you’ll leave it now and go into Somersetshire,’ suggested Captain Aylmer. ‘Certainly not. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Dear sir, do not judge harshly of me; I have had a severe conflict with myself before I could resolve to leave you. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

I had a month’s leave last month, just after I got my step. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

We could take or leave it, and though dad could do with his share when it was going, he always knew what he was about, and could put the peg in any time. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

I am to have a villa at Passy, and fifteen hundred a year’ ‘Princely!’ exclaimed Desrolles. ‘And I am to leave Jack free to live his own life. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sigmund Freud And my experiences with other patients leave me in ho doubt that my analytic method would have enabled me to do so. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

M. R. James However, he joined them at last, and was first consulted without effect and then stationed by the hat, which Clutterham still considered it necessary to leave on the ground. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Jane Austen If by any officious exertions of his, she is induced to leave Henry’s protection, there will be much less chance of his marrying her than if she remain with him. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Theodore Dreiser He looked up after a time to say: “Come away and leave him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Pu Songling I feel very old; if I knew you would consent to give him the right direction and be a second father to him, I would not dread so much to die and leave him alone. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The young gentleman has shown no signs of wishing to leave the country in a hurry, at any rate. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling Dinah condescended a little when it came round, but hopped up into the right-hand seat, and gave leave to get under way. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Wilkie Collins I can’t leave my house, for it exactly suits me, and I have bought it. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Anthony Trollope I have been hanging on here, Bell, longer than I ought to have done, because, I could not bring myself to leave you without speaking of this again. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant He repeated almost roughly: “I have ordered you to leave us. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Arnold Bennett Don’t leave that satchel there, and hang your coat up properly. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Gissing I never openly opposed his wish to leave London. I pretended to agree to everything, pretended. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

And Octavius Milburn had held the gate open because it was more convenient to hold it open than to leave it open. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell Yes: Mr. Gibson was going; even if he had to leave them afterwards to attend to any professional call. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

But he did not like to see Dorothy proposing to leave the breakfast table at the call of a common bricklayer. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Let King Charles II., then, who no longer stands in need of me, leave me to my rest, and the shadow; that is all I claim of him. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle But, with your favor, friend, I must gather my arrows again, for while a shaft costs a penny a poor man can scarce leave them sticking in wayside stumps. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

George Gissing Now and then, when he had promised to sit with her in the evening and read aloud, which he often did, much to her joy, he would alter his mind at the last moment and leave the house. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

William Hope Hodgson Finally, I told her she might go, on condition that she promised not to attempt to leave the house, or meddle with any of the outer doors. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Isabella Bird The assessments for taxes appear to leave altogether out of account the relative fertility of the land, and to be calculated solely on the supply of water. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have definite leave and permission to act as regards the use made of these photographs in any way I think best. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

It is ridiculous to leave things to the last moment, if you are ever so sure of each other. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Wilkie Collins When they withdrew to dress for dinner, and when I was alone again in my little sitting-room, my spirits seemed to leave me on a sudden. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Guy de Maupassan It was filled with people, for all had resumed their seats in order to see them leave the sacred edifice together. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

He was fain to leave the search of the two vikings who were left now, so he walked home to the farm. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Henry James I hope you don’t leave out your father,” Lady Agnes amplified as Nick’s glance appeared for a moment to question her “we. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Laura did not like the idea of eating the tails of live lambs; but it had to be done, for she had been told it was rude to leave anything at all, excepting bones or fruitstones, on one’s plate. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Gertrude Stein Please putter sane show a pronounce, leave sold gats, less it measles. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Maria Edgeworth My lord, I shall take leave to dine in my own room to-day,” continued her ladyship, as she quitted the room. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hughes I want to leave behind me,” said Tom, speaking slow, and looking much moved, “the name of a fellow who never bullied a little boy, or turned his back on a big one. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Andrew Lang There I leave these ghosts, my mind being in a just balance of agnosticism. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Margaret Oliphant I leave it to others to do all that love and pity can do for my baby. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Rudyard Kipling How shall I leave these nights?” “Nay, look up, Little Brother,” Baloo repeated. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

With her hand she signed imperiously to him to leave her alone—a command which Heyst did not obey. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One hears of vultures there, of reptiles born and bred in the mud who never leave their homes. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

If I leave I shall never find him. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Susanna Rowson But often, very often, did he promise to renew his visits, and, forgetful of his promise, leave her to mourn her disappointment. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I leave her entertainment in your hands. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Once for all, I beg, sir, that you will be so good as to leave me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope It was about six o’clock, and he was going to leave London by the night mail. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan If he asked you in marriage, it is only that he wants — ” The Marquise, incapable of expressing her meaning, was silent for a moment, then continued: “Come now, leave me alone and go to bed. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins Six months ago, there was no need for me to leave a single complimentary card anywhere, for weeks and weeks together. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Anthony Trollope Even now he could not help thinking whether it might be possible for him to leave it untold. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle It is our task to put on record what we have seen, and to leave the further exploration to others. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Anthony Trollope I wouldn’t let him leave a letter here no how, nor yet a paper. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

You do not disapprove of my marriage with your step-father, so you can leave the rest to me. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

He’s very tired, nurse,’ said Rachel. ‘Yes’m, very tired’m; would he like his precious head lower a bit? No; very well, darling, we’ll leave it so. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells He wants you to go apart and leave his world!” “Where?” “He does not know. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Would Raffles leave me held by a hand through a hole in a door? What he would have done in my place was the thing for me to do now. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Anthony Trollope A carriage had been hired — a luxury with which Mrs Bluestone had hitherto dispensed — and the carriage was always there when Lady Anna suggested that she should like to leave the house. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And then he took his leave of her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

I don’t get one generally until I leave the office. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

She contrived to leave her glamour over me, and in my dreams she troubled me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope He was threatened with all manner of pains and penalties; but he made nothing of these threats, and was at last allowed to leave the box. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Arnold Bennett And as for Sampson Levi, I will bet you a thousand marks that he and I come to terms this morning, and that the million is in my hands before I leave London.’ Aribert shook his head. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

George Gissing He durst not leave it for reperusal in the morning light. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry James On this occasion he mentally blessed the ingenuous little artist, and heard presently with keen regret that he was to leave Rome on the morrow. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Virginia Woolf For an only daughter to leave a widowed mother was indeed considered to be out of the question, and no one made the plan seem feasible. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Mrs. Gaskell He did not smile or speak, but put his arms round her and kissed her as if he did not know how to leave off; and before she could speak again, he was gone. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Jules Verne A robber doesn’t quite like to leave traces of his flight behind him; and, besides, he is not obliged to have his passport countersigned. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

It is hot weather now, and when I am in my room, occasionally, I leave my door open whilst writing a letter, or doing any little bit of needlework, and then I am almost certain to hear her outside. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing When Kingcote took his leave the ladies separated. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

If not-well, he might found and endow a museum; or leave the things to the nation. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

Sir Walter Scott He next thought of the cutlass, and his first impulse was to leave it in the plantation. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Jules Verne If he meant to conceal himself, he used to leave me alone, and vanish. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Caroline Lamb Look, Henry. You will not leave me. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Leon Trotsky So we decided to leave Nikolayev for a few weeks, to put the police off our track. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Rudyard Kipling Tell us all about it, Burjer!” “You leave my prisoner alone,” said Private Copper. “‘E’s ‘ad losses an’ trouble; an’ it’s in the family too. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

At nine o’clock I shall have my window open, and if you enter by it you can leave by the door. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

He’ll have to leave in a hurry. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf But there’s Mr. Hilbery. How are we to explain it to him? I shall have to leave you. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]