Phrases with "leaving"

So leaving one of his men to await her coming, he drove to ‘The Towers’. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

All day they rolled, leaving the tops clear, sharp and cold beneath their smoky procession. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Jules Verne Nor did the photographers forget to take the portraits of all the inhabitants of the island, leaving out no one. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne They were now directly astern, leaving between them a distance of twelve or fifteen cable lengths. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Jules Verne There remained the difficulty of leaving the town, but the breaches in the fortifications would, of course, facilitate his departure. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Neither of the two men had addressed a word to her since leaving the theatre. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell And yet, for the sake of that first and only love, she would gladly have known what explanation he could offer to account for leaving her. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Wilkie Collins Twelve. As the sound of the clock-bell died away, it was succeeded by the confused noise downstairs of the drinkers in the taproom leaving the house. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Edith Wharton This peroration usually carried her half-way back across the hall, leaving the girls to return to their interrupted activities. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Andrew Lang No one suspected the truth except a priest to whom the queen confessed the truth, and in a few weeks she fell ill and died, leaving the baby to be brought up as became a prince. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott Before leaving the subject of fairy superstition in England we may remark that it was of a more playful and gentle, less wild and necromantic character, than that received among the sister people. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

But over-speculation ruined his father, and on leaving the university he was thrown unprepared on the world to make his money as best he could, without any sort of training in particular. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins One of them at once decided on leaving the hall. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Her income, including the hundred and fifty paid to her from the business, was about four hundred pounds, all told: home living and her sons’ expenses had taken it all, leaving no surplus. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Guy de Maupassan It looked like drops of blood, and seemed to come out of the very heart of the letters, as from a wound; it ran slowly toward the flames, leaving a purple train. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Rudyard Kipling Copper, helmet back-first advanced with caution, leaving his mates of the picket full a mile behind. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

H. G. Wells Then again the shutters snapped, leaving my brain spinning in a darkness that pressed against the eyes. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Sir Walter Scott They were, however, compelled to remove; and go at length they did, leaving Gosling and Tressilian in the empty apartment. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

The last two mounted guard at the door during this examination; then, when all was over, they went away, leaving the house empty and exposed. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

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

Maria Edgeworth All that experience proves to be useful, in both Dr. Bell’s and Mr. Lancaster’s modes of teaching, Mrs. Burke had adopted; leaving it to “graceless zealots” to fight about the rest. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope Varus had then gone, leaving Ligarius still acting, and one Tubero had come with his son, and had demanded the office. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Nathaniel Hawthorne We cite a few, leaving the reader to designate them either under the probable or the romantic head. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Sinclair Lewis Martin realized that he was off for the perilous sea and the perilous plague; that there was no possibility of leaving the ship till they should reach some distant island. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

H.P. Lovecraft A hillock had blown away, leaving a low, irregularly round mass of megaliths and smaller fragments some forty feet across and from two to eight feet high. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

On leaving the house of Baron d’Escorval, on that Sunday evening, which you must remember, the compact that bound me to your father was made. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Theodore Dreiser For purposes of temporary happiness he might take her from anywhere, leaving marriage, of course, out of the question. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

I told her, and in not over quiet tones either, that she was an alcoholic old beast, and shouted to her, as she retreated hysterically towards the kitchen, that I should be leaving that day week. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

They were positively leaving me behind! In a moment my mind was made up; and, leaving the gasping young groom to look after the horse and cart, I set off to run too. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

H. G. Wells But had she spoken instead of leaving it to me to suspect, discover and accuse, I doubt if she would have found any more mercy in me for her pitiful and abominable lapse. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

So Lucy stayed; doing odd jobs for Henrietta and generally leaving her free to deal with the crowd of extraneous duties that the accident had saddled her with. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

George Meredith It’s very hard on me I try what I can to make you comf—happy; and really, to see you leaving your dinner to get cold! Your hands are like ice. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

John Galsworthy The ladies and the painter passed on, leaving him alone before the picture. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

In these circumstances prudence would have suggested leaving such a cipher as Khamoor in Syria, but that seems not to have occurred to her. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Byles Chater and young Harland gave evidence as to Sir Roger leaving the room when the lights had failed. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

The men sit round in a circle while the yagoo puts one of the smaller bones from the forepaw of a kangaroo through the septum, leaving it there through the night. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Lady Lesbia would be leaving London in a week or so, she informed these purveyors, and would like to settle everything before she went away. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jack London They went away together, leaving me smarting with a sense of injustice that had been done me and my class. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope Just as John Bold was entitled to write himself surgeon and apothecary, old Dr Bold died, leaving his Barchester property to his son, and a certain sum in the three per cents. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Gaston Leroux The Green Man raised his arms twice, making signs which I did not understand; then, leaving the window, he again took up his package and moved along the gallery towards the landing-place. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Wilkie Collins Read the letter — and determine for yourselves: “MY DARLING— After a sleepless night, I have decided on leaving Ramsgate, by the next train that starts after you receive these lines. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Then there was Jim, poor old Jim! He wrote to say he was just starting for Melbourne, and very queer he felt about leaving his wife and boy. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

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]

The mischief was leaving his body — so much was plain, and but for a natural stiffness in the joints he felt as well as ever. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Edith Wharton He plunged across the Promenade, leaving Selden to a meditative cigar. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Andrew Lang Before leaving he told his step-sister that she might go into every room in the house except into the cave where the dead robbers lay. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Here the light rose higher, and, leaving me in darkness where I stood, showed a collection of swords, daggers, and knives arranged on the wall in imitation of the form of a star. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle What?” “It shall be there,” said Pomeroy. The pair were leaving the room when the girl turned back. The Parish Magazine by Arthur Conan Doyle [1930]

Wilkie Collins If her bosom-friend resented that wise act of severity by leaving the house, I should submit with resignation, and should remember the circumstance with pleasure. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Anthony Trollope I don’t think anything else can be so tiresome as my uncle, and yet I dread his leaving me,—when I shall be alone. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Charles Dickens He and the child were on the point of going out together for a walk, and without relinquishing her hand, the schoolmaster hurried away, leaving the messenger to follow as she might. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

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]

Never did he remember having experienced such regret in leaving a place before. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Guy de Maupassan The mother had disappeared, vanished, leaving in her place that other face which resembled hers so strangely. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Isabella Bird After leaving Kooltapa, treeless country becomes bushless, and nothing combustible is to be got but animal fuel. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His acquaintances resented the fact that he turned up in popular restaurants with her and, leaving her at a table, sauntered about, chatting with whomsoever he knew. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope It was only necessary that he should send them forth to scribes, leaving either to himself or to some faithful Tiro the subsequent duty of rearrangement. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Still, as I urged our leaving Ireland with such inquietude and impatience, my father thought it best to yield. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

But before we could dream of leaving the island there were two other matters to be attended to. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Henry James I’m extremely struck,” she added, turning away, “with the off-hand way in which you speak of a woman’s leaving her husband. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Anthony Trollope At three o’clock the postman brought a letter which Linda herself had dropped into the box of the post-office that morning, soon after leaving the house. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle In my brother’s clothes I could walk by night unobserved as far as Liverpool, and in that great seaport I would soon find some means of leaving the country. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I must have turned to the left on leaving the house, travelled up the road for a hundred yards, and then struck almost at right angles across the moor. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Sinclair Lewis He packed his suit-case slowly, feeling that he was very wicked in leaving Oxford’s opportunities. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy The breeze had entirely died away, leaving the water of that rare glassy smoothness which is unmarked even by the small dimples of the least aerial movement. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arthur Morrison Perhaps the doctor had better Come.” And he went: leaving the coast clear for Billy Chope to return and avenge his kicking. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Meanwhile we hoisted sail and made the best of our way off, leaving them to fight it out. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

Who is good for a race round the green?” It seemed that we all were, for the whole lot of us followed him in, leaving Mrs. Lake calling after us in consternation. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He left, impetuously and swiftly — down the stairs, through the kitchen and out the back gate, leaving the Robinsons to their destiny. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

George Gissing There’s not much choice for a lad like Horace.’ Nancy changed her purpose of leaving the room, and drew a step nearer. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Jules Verne Joam Garral, leaving to his son everything that referred to the commercial side of the expedition, kept himself principally to his room, thinking and writing. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Anthony Trollope They seated themselves near to Madame Voss, but still leaving a place or two vacant. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He was on the point of leaving the house again, when she remembered the meeting at which he was expected. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Lucy Maud Montgomery She tucked the child up in bed, mentally vowing that she should be taught a prayer the very next day, and was leaving the room with the light when Anne called her back. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Henry Handel Richardson He remained obstinately silent, leaving her to her own conjectures — which led nowhere. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling Then he spoke to Ouless and went away, leaving the boy in the middle of the parade-ground fumbling with his sword-knot. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Gertrude Stein Again just before leaving Paris at this same picture gallery she saw a picture of a poet sitting by a waterfall. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Arthur Conan Doyle Manda led the way to the door, and an instant afterwards we were out on the ocean bed once more, leaving the portal open behind us ready for our return. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Wilkie Collins They came to say good-by with as much ceremony and as little feeling as if they were leaving the house under ordinary circumstances. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Yet he seemed to have no intention of leaving Westhope. Then perhaps he had not drawn the short lighter after all. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Upon receiving this intimation the silent crowd divided itself in a very orderly manner, leaving a space for him to walk through them. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Anthony Trollope We stay two nights at Saulsby, and then go on to Scotland, leaving papa at home. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He paused a moment before leaving the room — standing there with his hand on the knob of the door. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

D. H. Lawrence Wisely, economising what was left of Ursula’s love, she went away to London, leaving the beloved girl alone. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

They cleared the house of every article it contained, leaving nothing but the blanket in which the girl had wrapped herself. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Francis Bacon At the end of both the side grounds, I would have a mount of some pretty height, leaving the wall of the enclosure breast high, to look abroad into the fields. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Arthur Conan Doyle Adieu, gentlemen!—au revoir, monsieur!” And the young fellow turned on his heel, and swaggered gallantly out of the room, leaving his money behind him. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Dickens If I die, leaving children, the money itself is divided among them, as they come of age. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was in vain she was told by every one concerned, that, in case of such an event, the first married partner should take a house of his own, leaving her in undisputed possession. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

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

Alphonse Daudet In the midst of all this throng, the cap-poppers bustled to and fro, proud of their captain’s triumph, leaving glorious wakes where they had passed. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Sarah Orne Jewett We were all startled as we sat by the fire, and Mrs. Todd rose hastily and went to answer the call, leaving her rocking-chair in violent motion. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

John Galsworthy And then — abroad, leaving no doubt, no difficulty about evidence, making the lie she had told into the truth. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby — nothing. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope The elder was leaving them, not by force of her own reason, but under the necessity of coming in contact with the world which was brought upon her by the vitality and instincts of her younger child. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard Its clothing, with the exception of what seemed to be the remains of a woollen pair of hose, had been removed, leaving the skeleton-like frame naked. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence Then he remembered that Muriel and her people were leaving the farm come Lady-day. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

I waited, but she did not come back; fearful, perhaps, of betraying herself, she had retired to her own apartment, leaving me to take care of myself as best I might. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

I walked slowly up to the little park near my hotel, leaving Judson Tate alone with his conscience. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

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]

Virginia Woolf She did not know what it was that had put her into such a passion; the sight of Terence in the hall had confused her thoughts, leaving her merely indignant. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He really is going to direct the picture and is leaving immediately for Hollywood, and I think we ought to leave, too. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes showed me into a small chamber which looked out into Pall Mall, and then, leaving me for a minute, he came back with a companion whom I knew could only be his brother. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

John Lewis Burckhard From this place we took a short cut, leaving the river at some distance to the right, and proceeded over a gravelly and sandy plain, in a direction south. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

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. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

Algernon Blackwood Much that tradition had made lovely with the perfume of many centuries I found modernized until the ancient spirit had entirely fled, leaving a shell that was artificial to the point of being false. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

At twelve o’clock Mr. Preen prepared to go out to keep an appointment at Evesham, leaving Oliver a lot of work to do, very much to his aggravation. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

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]

Guy de Maupassan The sisters motioned to the conductor to stop, and they got off one after the other, leaving in their wake the pungent smell of camphor. The Dowry by Guy de Maupassan

F. Scott Fitzgerald We will be leaving home almost as soon as you get this and will come to the Waldorf in New York, where you can come in and see us for a few days, even if you decide to stay. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Rudyard Kipling It was a parching day, and the boy very naturally stripped and went in for a bathe, leaving Bukta by the clothes. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

You were sleeping so soundly she thought you would not wake for an hour; she carried it into the library, leaving the door open, and there began to pore over it. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

William Makepeace Thackeray And down they all trooped to the hall: Lady Blanche Bluenose and Lady Max among the very first; leaving only the Field-Marshal and one or two men, who roared with laughter ready to split. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

I bring you to her house, and, on leaving you, I shall go on to Mr. Vigors, and tell him what is done is my doing, and not to be undone by him; so that matter is settled. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Andrew Lang His overseer, like himself an ex-convict, gave out that Fisher had returned to England, leaving him as plenipotentiary. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

M. R. James He must be leaving the library soon, and I think I saw him take that particular book out of the shelf. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Theodore Dreiser With it once out and before him, it seemed a foolish thing to think about leaving it. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Toward sunset, a slight purple mist overspread the farther pinnacles, leaving their ridges still tinged with gold. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

D. H. Lawrence Inwardly, he had known for a long time she was leaving him. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth But, since it seems annoying and inopportune, I shall make my finale, and shall thus leave a verbal P.P.C. — as you are leaving town, it seems, for Buxton so early in the morning. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Mr. de Crespigny is very ill, and may die at any moment, leaving his money to his niece’s son. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Gissing But she was still regarding the same object on the side-table, and showed no sign of leaving it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Henry James On the threshold stood an old woman whom he remembered to have met several times in entering and leaving the house. The American by Henry James [1877]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He retraced his steps to the office, completed his task of leaving everything in order, helped himself to his old coat and cap, descended the stairs, let himself out and marched boldly up the street. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Thomas Hardy Sue, who was inclined for any adventure that would intensify the sense of her day’s freedom, readily agreed; and away they went, leaving the adjoining station behind them. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells It is just that ‘if only’ I have been leaving unanswered. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Washington Irving After dinner the latter adjourned to the club, leaving Boswell in company with Lady Di Beauclerc until the fate of his election should be known. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Anthony Hope And drive like the devil!” We shot away, leaving Anton open-mouthed in wonder. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Wilkie Collins I drew his Will, leaving the Moonstone to Miss Verinder. I persuaded his executor to act, on the chance that the jewel might prove to be a valuable acquisition to the family. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He felt that he had done enough in leaving money for the sick man’s use, and in relieving him of all care about his daughter. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

We went below at four o’clock, leaving things in the same state. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

H. G. Wells But this is an illumination that passes as it comes, a rare transitory lucidity, leaving the soul’s desire suddenly turned to presumption and hypocrisy upon the lips. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Edith Wharton Then he reflected that he should soon be leaving it, and the lustre of its monumental mahogany was veiled in pathos. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Julian Hawthorne Almost immediately he vanished amidst the trees, leaving me in doubt whether my eyesight had not after all played me false. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I hear he is on the point of leaving England again. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Theodore Dreiser By eight o’clock he was through, and then, seeing guests leaving and the crowd of pleasure-seekers thickening outside wondered where he should go. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

We were so short of saucepans that I had to wash each one as soon as it was done with, instead of leaving them till the evening. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

You spoke yesterday of leaving Simla almost immediately. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

He is gone, leaving on the breakfast-table a formal little note of apology, which is either silly or heartless. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Anthony Hope She rose and went away sobbing, leaving a little circlet of flowers. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Charles Stur At early dawn on the 29th, I accompanied Mr. Browne to the wells, leaving Mr. Piesse with the horse-cart and drays. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

He had a quick look through a number of documents, but there was nothing of interest to him, and he pushed to the safe door softly, leaving it as they had found it. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

John Lewis Burckhard The convent has considerable landed property, and its income is increased by alms from the Catholic Syrians. The boys, on leaving the convent, are obliged to take orders. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

All their bullying couldn’t shake her about great-nephew Franz, and in the end they took themselves off, leaving her with a very healthy dislike of the whole push. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

On leaving the woods, the path skirts along by the side of these fields, and leads to the valley where Uruapa, the gem of the Indian villages, lies in tranquil beauty. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Wilkie Collins Horace crossed the room at the same time — apparently with the intention of leaving it by the door at the opposite end. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

The thought of leaving Marguerite had at first broken La Mole’s heart, and it was in order to save the reputation of the queen rather than to preserve his own life that he had consented to run away. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The precious fluid was made by stirring a gallon of water with a quart of tar, leaving it forty-eight hours, and pouring off the clear water. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle You must be very pressed, so I put the statement as simply as possible, leaving you to use just what you think fit. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Algernon Blackwood It raced by me with a soft and roaring noise, leaving a marked disturbance of the air that was like a wind within a wind. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Anthony Trollope And afterwards when he went away on his keeping, leaving Aby behind, I took the child, and said that I was his aunt. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

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

He had passed down the passage, and was in the act of leaving the hotel, when a voice reached him from a room on the right which caused him no little surprise. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anthony Trollope And yet when I think how little I knew of Latin or Greek on leaving Harrow at nineteen, I am astonished at the possibility of such waste of time. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

The baby is left on the ground, a mother or elder sister will snip the umbilical cord with her strong and long nails, leaving two or three inches on the navel. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

He did not dream of leaving the company; on the contrary, they might rely on him. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Jonathan Swif Raymond talks of leaving the town in a few days, and going in a month to Ireland, for fear his wife should be too far gone, and forced to be brought to bed here. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

She was definitely spiteful and no doubt because, as he had learned the previous night, she would be leaving Miss Arbour upon the latter’s marriage. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Charles Dickens Mr. Lorry came silently forward, leaving the daughter by the door. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

D. H. Lawrence You are not leaving Woodhouse for ever. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne Now if the Nautilus, on leaving the Straits of Gibraltar, had gone to the south, if it had carried us towards regions where there were no continents, I should share your uneasiness. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle As to the maid, Marie, she had gone off some days beforehand in floods of tears, after informing the other maids that she was leaving service forever. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Edith Wharton It was lucky that he had got bored and come back, leaving the poor boy to bask on the sands with his pipe and his philosophy. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

I was just leaving the room when Mrs. Simpson called me back, as though to introduce me to the visitor. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Algernon Blackwood I must have distrusted my own senses even, for the beauty that cleft me open dealt directly with the soul alone, leaving the senses wholly disengaged. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Bram Stoker The wolves, which had withdrawn to a safe distance, followed in their wake, leaving us alone. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Fancy a man signing away his property to his wife’s relatives!! The court, which had already sat long beyond the usual time, broke up, leaving the defendant with this advantage. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Henry David Thoreau Let me live where I will, on this side is the city, on that the wilderness, and ever I am leaving the city more and more, and withdrawing into the wilderness. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Isabella Bird After leaving camp yesterday and crossing a high pass we descended into the earth’s interior, only to ascend a second pass by a steep zigzag. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Margaret Oliphant She did not look at him as he went slowly out of the room, leaving her to the unspeakable silence and solitude in which every kind of terror started up and crept about. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

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]

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. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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]

George Elio It was the summons to prayers in the chapel, and she hastened away, leaving Captain Wybrow to follow slowly. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Algernon Blackwood And presently Dr. Cathcart, seeing that further conversation was impossible, followed his nephew’s example and moved off to the tent, leaving the three men smoking over the now blazing fire. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

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

Jeremy Bentham It is something to get certain principles, leaving facts in the uncertainty that belongs to them. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Charles Dudley Warner The first authors whom we may regard as characteristic of the new country — leaving out the productions of speculative theologydevoted their genius to politics. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Andrew Lang Niels tore this in two, and put one half in his pocket, leaving the other half on the table. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arnold Bennett To be free of him she must leave the house; and Maggie was not fond of leaving the house. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Nothing becomes Makná better than the view on leaving it. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

When the doctor again appeared, I motioned to this old man to follow him, which he very gladly did, leaving me alone with the pale girl. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton She turned about to rebuke him, and found herself face to face with John Amherst. AMHERST, on leaving the train at Lynbrook, had paused in doubt on the empty platform. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

H. G. Wells There is no reason for leaving anyone at all down there. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

It was removed by an engineer named Von Schmidt. This person bored a hole in it, and sent down some men who gnawed out the whole interior, leaving the rock a mere shell. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

I do not know whether Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Stetson wrecked a literary centre in leaving Los Angeles or not. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

H. Rider Haggard With this view, leaving the main road that ran through Rewtham, Bratham, and Isleworth to Roxham, she turned up a little bye-lane which led to the foot of the lake. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

All the blood and lymph had been drained out of him by an enormous debauch of work, leaving only a frail structure of nerves, bones, and skin. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

It was now three months since Lingard had landed Willems in Sambir and had departed hurriedly, leaving him in Almayer’s care. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Wilkie Collins She began her work in the Guests’ Corridor — leaving the room in the other corridor, in which the death had happened, to the last. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am leaving this in case there should be any trouble. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

George Gissing She wrote to Mrs. Baxendale to say that she had left to take a place in a school; then continued: ‘I have a reason for leaving suddenly. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

D. H. Lawrence Her soul had the half painful, half easing knack of leaving her, and straying away to some place, to somebody that had caught her imagination. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

I must hide somewhere at once and, leaving the bicycle where it was, in the gully, I started to limp painfully along the road. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He mounted, and Sir Richard Arden beside him; and, leaving the Jew to shift for himself, he drove at a furious pace down the avenue. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell This was, then, the reason why his sympathy in her extreme distress at her father’s leaving the Church had been so faintly expressed in his letters. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

I never like leaving the old car running in neutral, I’m always half afraid she’ll shake her mudguards off or something. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Robert Louis Stevenson The first to go was uncle John Jenkin, taken at last from his Mexican dwelling and the lost tribes of Israel; and nothing in this remarkable old gentleman’s life, became him like the leaving of it. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett Clara, leaving the table, stooped to pick up the bits of cotton and white stuff that littered the carpet. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

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]