Phrases with "leaving"

Only once in my memory have I heard of a reigning family leaving their palace in so unostentatious a fashion. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Anthony Trollope They had not obeyed him by leaving the city, and he was convinced that while they lived the conspiracy would live also. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

So we parted from him in anger and returned to our own place, leaving our dead—not many. On a Mountain by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Thomas Hardy She then climbed over the window-sill herself, and, leaving the sash open, dragged him on to the lawn with a rustle not louder than the rustle of a broom. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Mr. Tietkens had found some more water at another hill; and he and Gibson took some of the horses over to it, leaving Jimmy alone. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Edith Wharton The man walked rapidly, leaving the Borromini wing on his left, and skirting the outstanding mass of the older buildings. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Zona Gale They fled away into the reassuring sunlight, leaving the echoless hall deserted, save for that breathing one upon the throne. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Its head appeared for a moment and went under again, leaving a train of bubbles in its wake, while wings and legs churned the water in a helpless swirl of flapping and kicking. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Thomas Hardy But it was by no means easy to set about discovering Henchard. He had apparently sunk into the earth on leaving Mr. and Mrs. Farfrae’s door. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

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

We may be leaving here very soon. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Edgar Allan Poe Upon leaving him on the night of our adventure, he solicited me, in what I thought an urgent manner, to call upon him very early the next morning. The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe [1834]

Arthur Conan Doyle We were now within a few hours of our cruising ground, so I determined to snatch a rest, leaving Vornal in charge. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Wilkie Collins Her motive was not only to divert Romayne’s attention from Winterfield, but to give him a reason for leaving the room. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Rudyard Kipling At a big Paris post office a messenger entered to cash a money order and turned away from the wicket leaving one sou lying on the counter. Souvenirs of France by Rudyard Kipling

Edgar Allan Poe Let us set these characters down, thus, by the letters we know them to represent, leaving a space for the unknown — t eeth. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Baldwin Spencer If such were ever present, they have disappeared completely, leaving not a trace behind them to indicate their former existence. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George MacDonald It grew dusky, and the lady began to feel chill, and went in, leaving the boy in the summer-house. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

D. H. Lawrence Alvina drank her tea, took a little breakfast, and went to bed at about nine o’clock in the morning, leaving James in charge of Miss Pinnegar. Time was all deranged. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

On went the whistling train, leaving the group of us standing by our luggage on the platform. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Anna Katherine Green The woman had acknowledged, on leaving him, that she was going to seek work at the factory. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

When he had accumulated some seven or eight handfuls of fine plaster dust, he mixed one-half with a little water so as to form a thin paste, leaving the rest untouched on the side of the plate. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

When I met you today I was battling with my intention to devise some means of leaving the place where you are without exciting suspicion. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

But very different was the sight which there met his eye from what he had beheld on leaving it a few days before. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Anthony Trollope Then he went, leaving the two women together, and walked home to Bloomsbury Square — not with the heart of a joyous, thriving lover. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

She listened to his conversation with the complacent appreciation that one bestows on a stage tragedy, from whose calamities one can escape at any moment by the simple process of leaving one’s seat. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Gaston Leroux The staff had left the boards for the moment, leaving a scene half set. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Wilkie Collins Cristel persisted in leaving it to me; she spoke absently, as if she was thinking all the time of something else. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Henry Fielding We at first promised ourselves some little convenience from his boarding with us; and Mr. Bennet began to lay aside his thoughts of leaving his curacy, at least for some time. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Catherine Helen Spence I could not, however, fancy lads and girls leaving the teaching of the nursery and of the National school without a taste for something more than amusement. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

George Meredith Rhoda kissed her sister before leaving her alone: and so cold were Dahlia’s lips, so tight the clutch of her hands, that she said: “Dearest, think of God:” and Dahlia replied: “I do. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

D. H. Lawrence He must go back to Australia. He went to Melbourne, and while there his father died, leaving him a baronet’s title and an income still very moderate. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

The poultry-farmer of Benger’s Flat would vanish, leaving not one single trace to point to where he had gone. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Henry James As she gave the letter back to Olive she said, “That’s why he didn’t seem to believe we are really leaving tomorrow. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

E. T. A. Hoffmann A short time ago, perhaps about two years since, just before leaving Rome, I made a little excursion on horseback. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

If there had once been a floor and walls, and ceiling and furniture, all was gone, leaving a seared, egg-shaped hole. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

H. Rider Haggard Down went the boat, leaving its occupants struggling in the water. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

George Eliot The eye of day, The insistent summer noon, seems pitiless, Shining in all the barren crevices Of weary life, leaving no shade, no dark, Where I may dream that hidden waters lie. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

That evening Corey spent the time after dinner in his own room, with restless excursions to the library, where his mother sat with his father and sisters, and showed no signs of leaving them. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

On leaving the Commarin house, Noel staggered up the Rue de l’Universite. It seemed to him that the pavement oscillated beneath his feet, and that everything about him was turning round. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope He saw no one but a very demure old servant who seemed to look upon him as one who was sinning against the Trefoil family in general, and who shut the door upon him, leaving him as it were in prison. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling That is one of the disadvantages of leaving India. You cut yourself adrift from the only trustworthy climate in the world. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

In the morning I announced to Lucien, my intention of leaving immediately after dinner. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Elizabeth Gaskell As soon as we could, we struck round in the shadow, leaving the boisterous and merry fellow-passengers to their supper. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

I’ve only come to see you now because I’m leaving for Australia the day after tomorrow, and I thought I’d like to say good-bye. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

But we are now returned to our inn, for it is near noon, and the veil of clouds, that earlier in the morning enveloped Orizava, has passed away, leaving its white summit environed by a flood of light. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

She died young, leaving an infant daughter. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Virginia Woolf A knife seemed to slice her skin, leaving a ripple of unpleasant sensation; but what was solid in her body it did not touch, she realised after a moment. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Some fifteen minutes later, he crawled out of bed like an exhausted swimmer leaving the surf, and dropped down into a large armchair near the window. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Henry James For instanceshould you object to leaving New York — to going to a distance?” “I am afraid I shouldn’t be able to manage that. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

A Hart hotly pursued by the hounds fled for refuge into an ox-stall, and buried itself in a truss of hay, leaving nothing to be seen but the tips of his horns. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Edith Wharton As he passed out again, hovering slowly down the long room, she rose, leaving Cicely on the hearth-rug, and followed him to the door. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Marguerite put La Mole under the protection of Gillonne, leaving to him to decide, according to circumstances, whether to run or await her return, and started down the corridor. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jules Verne Hunters have gone away in disgust, leaving none but the most intrepid and indefatigable, who now penetrate to the very confines of the American continent. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

The accursed Juez was for them like death itself that walks amongst men, taking this one, leaving another. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope He is neither a discontented nor an unhappy man; he still inhabits the lodgings to which he went on leaving the hospital, but he now has them to himself. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

I kept up, and, anxious not to lose him, I said hurriedly that I couldn’t think of leaving him under a false impression of my — of my — I stammered. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Charles Dickens To all the woodwork round the prison-doors they did the like, leaving not a joist or beam untouched. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Gissing I much doubt whether she is wise in leaving him; ten to one, she’ll go back again, and that is more demoralizing than putting up with the other indignity. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing Before leaving England, Joseph Snowdon had discharged this duty. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

D. H. Lawrence They repeated what the old roaster said: much nicer for us to go to Nuoro than to Abbasanta. So to Nuoro we decided to go, leaving at half-past nine in the morning. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Anthony Trollope But we rode away at a hand-gallop, leaving the crowd behind us. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Theodore Dreiser They objected to leaving school and going to work, apparently preferring to live on money which Gerhardt had long since concluded was not being come by honestly. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Isabella Bird Before leaving we visited the Arab Khan or Sheikh in his house. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope I only remained at Baltimore one day, and then started again, leaving there the greater part of my baggage. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry James What had she done, where had she gone on leaving my house? I had taken for granted she had gone straight home. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Anthony Trollope Nor had such leaving together seemed to be desired by them. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells Millions of these brutish lives had come and passed, leaving fragments, implements, stones they had chipped or reddened by their fires, bones they had gnawed. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

I love you as dearly, as fondly, as passionately as ever man loved woman, and the pain of leaving you is worse than the pain of death. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Now the obvious way to divide the leg is to cut through the patellar ligament, leaving the knee-cap attached to the thigh. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Gissing The girl’s beauty fired him; he became the fervid lover, leaving her no choice between high resentment and frank surrender. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Here the bush changed to trees of some size, and after leaving the ridge the road plunged for a little into a thick shade. Prester John by John Buchan

In private practice, leaving out of view the cases that are to be ascribed to the self-acting system of propagation, it would seem that the disease must be far from common. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Jules Verne Before daybreak the troops of Feofar-Khan had retreated into their camp, leaving a large number of dead on and below the ramparts. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

E. F. Benson And the coat buttoned beautifully, just the last button, leaving the rest negligently wide and a little loose. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Theodore Dreiser He delighted to return to his wife in the evenings, leaving the crowded downtown section where traffic clamored and men hurried. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anne Bronte Then, leaving him to the discussion of his substantial ‘refreshment,’ I gladly quitted the house, and went to look after my reapers. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Round the counter flew Mr. Jiffin, leaving the shopman staring behind it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Arnold Bennett I gave it a good shake, and I was not at all surprised that a good part of it came off in my hand, leaving just enough room for a person to creep through. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

They soon returned with the report, that the inhabitants were leaving it in great numbers, with their families and effects, some in canoes upon the lake, others on foot towards the mountains. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins It was Nugent now who appeared to disadvantage by comparison with Oscar. He surprised and grieved his brother by leaving Browndown. “All I can do for you, I have done,” he said. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

H. G. Wells She saw the men prepare stabbing-spears and throwing-stones on the morning after Ugh-lomi had slain the lion, and go out to hunt him, leaving the women and children on the knoll. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

The King lay panting for a little while, while the darkness passed from his face, leaving it mottled and pale again. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The man says we’ll have to take off the door, or knock two of our windows into one, or be fined by the Vestry or Custom House or something for leaving our parcels on the pavement. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Edith Wharton She had learned, on leaving her room, that Mrs. Dorset was still invisible, and that Dorset had left the yacht early; and feeling too restless to remain alone, she too had herself ferried ashore. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Henry James Gathering herself to go, leaving the golden bowl split into three pieces on the ground, she simply referred him to his wife. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

The fortnightly steamer passed not so very far out, so that it would be possible to send away a couple of tons at a time without leaving the locality or suspending work for more than an hour or two. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Thomas Hardy No, thank you, Mr. Barnet; you can do nothing for me at present; and as I suppose my uncertainty will end in my leaving for India, I fear you never will. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Henry James She had not driven into the country to see the nursling before leaving Genoa,—she had said that she could n’t bear to see it in such a place and among such people. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

The empty bottle had rolled across the floor, leaving a trail of whisky-drops behind it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

She had taken two sea baths since her arrival, but they had appeared not to agree with her, leaving her low and shivering afterwards, so it was not deemed advisable that she should attempt more. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anna Katherine Green The feebleness he showed while leaving the shop was in marked contrast, however, to the vigor with which he took down the telephone-receiver in the booth of the neighboring drug-store. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Leo Tolstoy Somehow she planned and arranged it all, leaving her home and settling in a distant provincial town, where no one could find her, and where she thought she would be far from her people. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

Frances Hodgson Burnett Then amid grins and chuckles and bobbing of curtsies he drove away, leaving ecstasy and nudging elbows and little jumps of joy behind. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

John Bunyan Chr. Had you not thought of leaving off praying? He thought to leave off praying Hope. Yes, an hundred times twice told. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

Elizabeth Gaskell I believe he is leaving this afternoon. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Gissing She returned in a few minutes, and, leaving the door a little open, said in her very low, tremulous voice, that Lydia was waiting in the passage. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Archie soothed him, leaving go of Widow Anne’s arm to do so. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Edith Wharton It was a bore to be leaving the scene of such complete well-being, but the next stage in their progress promised to be hardly less delightful. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson Away I went, therefore, leaving the two men sitting down to a bottle and a great mass of papers; and crossing the road in front of the inn, walked down upon the beach. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Both turned towards the door as the footman closed it, leaving Mrs. Krent inside, that good lady looking stouter and more comfortable than ever. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Henry James At any rate one might let him know, in a friendly spirit, to how much remark he exposed the young lady — leaving this revelation to work its way upon him. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

George Eliot He walked quietly away from the kitchen door, leaving Sally to that pleasure of guessing which active minds notoriously prefer to ready-made knowledge. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle In I went, leaving my two companions consumed with impatience behind me. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Causes for gay good cheer and laughter were swept away, leaving in their places black facts and needs to gaze at with hard eyes. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

So off he started to call Black, leaving me to cool my heels, metaphorically, on the doorstep in the stifling heat. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Sheep race before it as hard as they can go helter-skelter, leaving their lambs behind them to shift for themselves. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Tables and chairs and sofa were ranged in two lines on either side of the room, leaving the middle portion bare. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Anna Katherine Green She had not only left her bench but seemingly was in the act of leaving the building. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Then he had taken off his boots and, leaving the inspector talking, had gone out from the kitchen for an investigation on his own. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

H. Rider Haggard Then, leaving Skallagrim with the dead, he turned, and striding back alone towards the hall, sat down on a rock in the home meadows and, covering his face with his hands, wept for his comrades. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins Let me begin by telling you why I persist in leaving your house always at the same early hour. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Lucy went upstairs to bed, leaving Edwards and her husband drinking brandy-and-water. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

Henry James He was evidently finding Mademoiselle Noemie extremely interesting; the blue devils had departed, leaving the field clear. The American by Henry James [1877]

George Meredith Otherwise one could clearly see the man might be off: he might be off at any minute, leaving a legal contention behind him. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

An accident had happened to his carriage in the crowd on leaving the ball, and he begged, if I were going into Paris, a seat in mine. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

He never failed in pluck, and now ordered his boat aboard, leaving him ashore, the officer to tell the supercargo to obey no direction except under his hand. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

It was my fault for leaving the dressing-case open — and do you know, Johnny, I believe I left it literally open— I can never forget that. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

The man was very discreet but very mysterious, and he would disappear for a week at a time, leaving no trace. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins I don’t understand loving a woman and leaving her. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Quick, the housekeeper, was at that moment leaving the room. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope This had been terribly distressing to her because she had been well aware that on leaving her uncle’s house she could be taken in only by her lover, to whom an immediate marriage would be ruinous. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Sir Richard Burton And after a little while he stood up and descended the stairs to see if Allah Almighty had lightened his grief load by leaving a door of issue. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Thomas Hardy You are listening, Cytherea?’ ‘Yes,’ she whispered, leaving the room. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Madame Bernstein took the hint, and, having bade him good-bye, made her way along the deck towards the companion-ladder, leaving the lovers together. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Give them gruel, milk, soup, tea, any liquid food for a few days,” and the busy doctor hurried away, leaving me stranded with two measles patients. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

M. P. Shiel But, as he was on the point of leaving the room, he happened to approach the corpse once more, and bending over it, noticed that the lips and teeth were slightly parted. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle Miss Morstan, however, was in the drawing-room, so to the drawing-room I went, box in hand, leaving the obliging inspector in the cab. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Henry Fielding Amelia, therefore, presently equipped herself in her walking dress, and, leaving her children to the care of her husband, made all possible haste to Mrs. Bennet’s lodgings. Amelia by Henry Fielding

And, so far as Katrine could trace it, that was the very last seen or heard of Edgar Reste. The next morning he was gone; gone in a mysterious manner, leaving all his possessions behind him. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

The principle had too deep a root in her being — to tear it up would be to destroy her whole joy in life, she said, leaving Cardiff to wonder vaguely what she meant. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Then a calm stole over me — such a dreadful calm as I could fancy glide over one who floated in a boat under the shadow of the “Traitor’s Gate,” leaving life and hope and trouble behind. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne Towards three o’clock in the morning, the brig, leaving Rathlin Island on her starboard side, disembogued by the Northern Channel into the ocean. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

George Eliot She had a constitutional disgust for the shallow excitability of women like Camilla, whose faculties seemed all wrought up into fantasies, leaving nothing for emotion and thought. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Naturally now I see them as ill and it’s — it’s —” “You’ll be leaving soon. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

And they shall not be the losers by my leaving them. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

D. H. Lawrence Yet Clara realised that Morel was withdrawing from the circle, leaving her the option to stay with her husband. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anna Katherine Green She carried, on leaving the hotel, a dark brown leather bag of medium size, long and narrow in shape. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Mrs. Bottleworthy appeared at that moment and carried her off, leaving the two head masters by themselves. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Edith Wharton He looked up, as if surprised at her precipitate entrance, but the shadow of anxiety had passed from his face, leaving it even, as she fancied, a little brighter and clearer than usual. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Anthony Trollope It was not impossible that he might have destroyed himself, leaving his body where it had not yet been found. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne If the expedition would cost too much, she would silence her wishes; she would never more speak of leaving the fazenda, and never ask the reason for the inexplicable refusal. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

The Queen, leaving her chair, glided along the rank of young ladies, who all stood up as she passed; and to each in turn I saw her vouchsafe some token of kindness — a gracious word, look or smile. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The hood of her cloak had fallen back, leaving her head uncovered. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He spent seven weeks at Mota, leaving it towards the end of August to sail for the Santa Cruz group. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Henry James She WOULD come in if he stayed long enough, and he had now more than ever the sense of her success in leaving him a prey to anxiety. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Henry James She hadn’t meant it on leaving home; it was the sight of you closeted there with Owen that had suddenly determined her. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope Immediately on leaving the old Duke’s house, the late Premier went home to his wife, and finding that she was out, waited for her return. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

There came a thrill of suspense in her voice, her face grew drawn, while what little colour there was in it receded, leaving it very pale. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell Then reflecting that the same terror might beset him again — of leaving his father unaided while yet a spark of life lingered — he removed the shrouding cover. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

James Joyce He put his penny on the counter and, leaving the curate to grope for it in the gloom, retreated out of the snug as furtively as he had entered it. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Gissing But the idea of leaving her in the middle of the street, as one might say! Did one ever! And just after he’d got what he wanted. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Willa Cather On leaving the house that night, he looked back at the ruddy windows and told himself that it was goodbye indeed, and not, as Mrs. Erlich had fondly said, auf wiedersehen. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Guy de Maupassant I asked him: “What’s become of those people?” This was his story: When war was declared the son Sauvage, who was then thirty-three years old, enlisted, leaving his mother alone in the house. Mother Sauvage (La Mère Sauvage) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Henry Handel Richardson Within six months of leaving school, M. P. married and settled down in her native township; and thereafter she was forced to adjust the rate of her progress to the steps of halting little feet. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

D.H. Lawrence Then she proceeded to tidy the dining-room, leaving the breakfast spread in the kitchen. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Philip Sidney But where doth Euripides? Even with the finding of the body; leaving the rest to be told by the spirit of Polydorus. This needs no farther to be enlarged; the dullest wit may conceive it. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

He died on June 22, 1527, leaving his family in the greatest poverty, a sterling tribute to his honesty, when one considers the many opportunities he doubtless had to enrich himself. Niccolo Machiavelli by Hugo Albert Renner

D.H. Lawrence But in this, as well as in the other, was the same neutral triumph of death, complete, negative death, so complete as to be abstract, beyond cynicism in its completeness of leaving off. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Radclyffe Hall Turning away she stole out of their presence, leaving them alone in the darkening study, leaving them alone with their deathless devotionhand in hand, the quick and the dead. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Of course I had not the slightest intention of leaving them at Paddington; but I felt that the time had not arrived to say so. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

The horse had swerved to one side, reared a little, and then spun on for a few yards, leaving her standing in the middle of the road. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Benjamin Disraeli In his despair he had some thoughts of leaving his kingdom and betaking himself to the mermaids. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Elizabeth Gaskell Two of his cousins married, and had large families; and poor dear Kirkpatrick died, leaving me a widow. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins She must run the risk of betraying everything, or brave the double trial of leaving Porthgenna Tower, and leaving it secretly. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

What was the reason of it all? She had seemed so happy with us until the last week or so, that no one would have dreamt she was on the verge of leaving us. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Walter Scott The leaving the money has somewhat a suspicious aspect, and looks as if my friend were in the act of making some compromise with his conscience. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Henry Handel Richardson Well, we hired a wagonette and drove away — in a violent thunder-shower — leaving the other three outside the theatre. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

From the anomalous insignificance of fagdom Cohn climbed up the School, leaving everywhere a record of honest good-nature. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

John Galsworthy Young Jolyon, on the point of leaving the Club, had put on his hat, and was in the act of crossing the hall, as the porter met him. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle The advancing camel-men had trotted to the bottom of the hill, had dismounted, and, leaving their camels kneeling, had rushed furiously onward. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle With his cane he struck the ledge several times without leaving a mark. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

The world’s hard and cruel, and I am thankful to be leaving it. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

T. E. Lawrence Consequently he decided to fall back in a hurry on Bir Said, leaving a small force there to check the Juheina, and to move down the Sultani road towards Rabegh with the bulk of his men. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

D. H. Lawrence The wall had fallen, leaving the floor sticking out. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Ivan Turgenev She nodded to Sanin, and turning swiftly, vanished through the doorway, leaving behind her a fleeting but graceful impression of a charming neck, exquisite shoulders, an exquisite figure. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

John Galsworthy She found her uncle on the point of leaving the Museum, and told him hurriedly, while he stood looking at her with horror. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray You might have heard Mrs. Coxe’s shriek as far as Gravesend; it rung in my ears as I went down, all grieved at the thought of leaving her a disconsolate widder. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Guy de Maupassan Jeanne did not sleep, she was so upset at the idea of selling “The Poplars,” of going away, of leaving this house to which all her life was linked. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Everett therefore started by the night mail, leaving his father and sister to follow him on the morrow. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green Now here was an astonishing discovery! That two women known and recognized as mother and daughter in France should pass for unrelated companions on leaving that country to enter ours. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Pleasant occupation! It may have been an hour later that Lady Isabel, leaving her own chamber, opened noiselessly that of the dead. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

D. H. Lawrence Her husband, Ted Bolton, had been killed in the pit, twenty-two years ago, twenty-two years last Christmas, just at Christmas time, leaving her with two children, one a baby in arms. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Victor Hugo The postilions of the chaises they were leaving were dressed in the royal livery. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Henry James Fleda made no further allusion to Mrs. Gereth’s leaving her; their dumbness, with the elapsing minutes, grew to be in itself a reconstituted bond. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Henry James Raising his hat, he passed down the slope and disappeared, leaving our young ladies face to face. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Then one evening the older woman brought the usual bowl of stew and went away leaving the door unlocked. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Guy de Maupassan Julien and Gilberte had evidently sat down and then gone farther on, leaving the horses tied to the tree. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing For fifteen years he had walked to and fro over Blackfriars Bridge, leaving his home in Camberwell at eight o’clock and reaching it again at seven. The Salt of the Earth by George Gissing

Here I had to stop a day for some of N’yamgundu’s women, who, in my hurry at leaving Maula’s, were left behind. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Wilkie Collins On the point of leaving the room, he went back to the washhand-stand. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

John Galsworthy Fleur had a good heart, too; he wouldn’t have it said that she hadn’t! She would feel leaving the baby when it came to the point. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Her letters had become odious to him, and he would chuck them on one side, leaving them for the whole day unopened. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Having concluded our arrangements for leaving Mexico on the 2nd of January, we determined, as the diligence started long before daybreak, not to attempt taking any rest that night. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Theodore Dreiser Imogene’s husband was leaving for St. Louis on some errand. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

As to Madame Midas, if her husband allows her to live — which I think is unlikely — I will make our excuses to her for leaving the mine. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Charles Dickens He told me to write them at once, as he would, most likely, be leaving Doncaster, in the morning, before I was up. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Richard Burton Half an hour after leaving the “Blessed Valley” we came to a huge flight of steps roughly cut in a long broad line of black scoriaceous basalt. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

The pianoforte player, overpowered by the extreme heat of the room, fainted away at the commencement of the entertainments, leaving the music of ‘Masaniello’ to the flute and violoncello. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope As for appreciating such beauty when one is entering a port from sea or leaving it for sea, I do not believe in any such power. North America by Anthony Trollope