Phrases with "length"

H. G. Wells At length I made my confession. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Walter Scott The disabled champion became at length totally bed-ridden, and entirely dependent for his comfort on the pious duties of an only daughter, his perpetual attendant and companion. Death of the Laird’s Jock by Walter Scott [1828]

At length the sound was heard, but much lower than it seemed to be while they were farther off, and their imaginations were more excited. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Walter Scott The selection was at length made, and the detachment ordered to draw up in the rear, or upon the eastward line of the Christian encampment. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Henry Kingsley All the meal through, the old man and Madge were quarrelling with one another, till at length the contest grew so fierce that George noticed it, a thing he very seldom took the trouble to do. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Gissing He took the paper, balanced himself now on one leg, now on the other, and said at length that he thought he saw what was wanted. Miss Rodney's Leisure by George Gissing

The veil which covered my eyes is at length removed. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Then Gervaise gave a sigh of relief, happy in knowing that he was at length quiet, and sleeping off his intoxication on two good mattresses. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Sir Walter Scott This, after some delay, was at length produced, and Waverley concluded the orgies of Bacchus were terminated for the evening. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

The engineer rebounded vertically full length and collapsed again into a vague heap. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Her father, at length aware of his daughter’s danger, unable to see the changes of her dear countenance, obstinately held her hand, till it was chilled and stiffened by death. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Behold me, however, at length once more seated at my little supper-table, having ended a comfortable meal. Dickon the Devil by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H.P. Lovecraft At length they emerged on a muddy road to find the sun coming out. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Edgar Allan Poe With some little difficulty I at length came within sight of him, approached, and followed him closely, yet cautiously, so as not to attract his attention. The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe [1840]

Edith Wharton I walked on and on, the branches hitting me in the face and springing back with a dry rattle; and at length I came out on the grassy top of the chemin de ronde. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Jane Austen At length he left me, as deeply provoked as myself; and he showed his anger more. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Successive political convulsions had at length fairly loosed the people of Syria from their former rules of conduct, and from all their old habits of reliance. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Henry Handel Richardson Most of the visit was preamble; Miss Martin talked at length of her own affairs, assuming, with disarming candour, that they interested other people as much as herself. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing Looking round for possibilities, Constance hit upon the idea of studying pharmaceutics and becoming a dispenser; wherein, with long, steady effort, she at length succeeded. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Jules Verne It advanced very slowly and was still outside the creek, upon the lake, perhaps a cable’s length to the northeast. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Her spine, the back of her neck, and her livid face struck the seat of the carriage and the step, and at length she fell on the pavement, striking her head on the stones. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Richard Burton The Masjid al-Nabi is a parallelogram about four hundred and twenty feet in length by three hundred and forty broad, the direction of the long walls being nearly north and south. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Gissing Streaming with perspiration, he came at length within sight of his own house. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Thomas Hardy It was about three feet in length and half as wide. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Walter Scott I therefore followed, unresistingly and in silence; along one or two passages of much greater length than consisted with the ideas I had previously entertained of the size of the house. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

George Gissing When at length she took her leave, about six o’clock, the arrangement was complete in every detail. A Charming Family by George Gissing

E. T. A. Hoffmann At length they heard him coming, heard him open the street-door, bang it violently to, ascend the stairs with strong firm footsteps, and lock himself in his own chamber. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The temptation at length proved too strong; the project having been placed before her covetous eyes could not be relinquished, and she finally consented to go. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

William Blake And a length they pronounc'd that the Gods had order'd such things. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake [1790-93]

Arthur Conan Doyle Never draw trigger until the sons of Belial are within three pikes’ length of ye. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Gissing He stood gazing at her, and the love which had at length burst from the dark depths seized upon all his being. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

At length he said: ‘Are you content?’ The painter said he would fain have an other day to consider. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton At length they gained the open country, and growing more accustomed to the darkness put their horses to a trot. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Olaf Stapledon In fact the length of the trance depends simply on the brain’s capacity to assimilate, not upon the actual duration of the events observed. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Ay, ye’re reet tul a trippet, thar; for Beelzebub dar’n’t show his snout inside the church, not the length o’ the black o’ my nail. The Dead Sexton by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In both the northern and southern halves of the continent the natives sometimes increase the apparent length of their hair by weaving into it fibrous substances. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Thomas Hardy At length she even tried to hope that her lost lover and her rival would love one another very dearly. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell And yet what a hidden mystery did her calmness hide, thought Molly. At length came bed-time, and the accustomary little speeches. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Thomas Hardy At length Clym reached the margin of a fir and beech plantation that had been enclosed from heath land in the year of his birth. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Edgar Allan Poe I betook myself again to my nap, and at length a second time awoke, when, to my utter amazement, it still wanted twenty-seven minutes of six. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The king, seeing him thus, took at length no pleasure in his society, and began to look about for another favourite. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Charles Dickens This went on for years, until it at length induced the landlord to take the disused bedstead down, and bodily burn it — bed, hangings, and all. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Only for a moment, however, and the latter came away from his now solitary opponent, length upon length. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

H. Rider Haggard God ——” At the foot of this broken and almost illegible letter was scrawled the word, “ARTHUR.” Angela read it slowly, and then at length the poison did its work. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Algernon Blackwood At length he looked up steadily into my companion’s face. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Abraham Merri We marched down the corridor and at length turned into another. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Sir Walter Scott Bailie Macwheeble, who soon afterwards entered, expatiated still more at length upon the same topic. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Thus the immense length of the nectary of the Angraecum sesquipedale of Madagascar might, perhaps, have been completely explained by Mr. Wallace, if this important purpose had been taken into account. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

He waited till the boat was an oar’s length from the shore, and then up and away. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Charles Dickens At length she gained the end of the ascent and stood upon the turret top. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Walter Scott At length I fell into a deep sound sleep, or rather, a state of absolute insensibility. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Edgar Allan Poe Poor girl! — she was barely fifteen, and without this consent, her little amount in the funds was not come-at-able until five immeasurable summers had “dragged their slow length along. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing By two o’clock he had flung down on paper a conglomerate of burning ideas, and thus relieved he at length went to bed. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Benjamin Disraeli At length they again returned: it was getting dusk. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Richard Hakluy At length there came ten canoes from the other islands, and two of them came so near the shore where we were that they talked with us, the other being in their boats a pretty way off. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

George MacDonald At length there came a cry from the woman, and then a scream from the baby. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Tobias Smolle At length he desisted, saying, “I’ll warrant the helmet sound by its ringing”; and taking it off, found the squire in a cold sweat. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

At length a small Door, opposite to that by which He had entered the Hall, grated heavily upon its hinges. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Thomas Hardy Day at length broke in the sky. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

At length he replied: “The importance of the point depends on how much Polton remembers. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Suddenly in the midst of his harangue he broke off, as if stung by some painful thought; he rose uneasily, and I perceived him at length quit the hall, and through the long corridor seek the open air. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Vexatious cracked up in less than fifty yards, but Red Pottage and Storm King came on in good fighting style, and, running well together, again got to within a length of me. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

At length there came one bright spring morning, when, dismissed as convalescent, he tottered out through the hospital gates, leaning on my arm, and feeble as an infant. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

Wilkie Collins She had the fine height, the well-balanced figure, and the length of the lower limbs, which make all a woman’s movements graceful of themselves. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle For two miles in length and half a mile across the ground was strewed and heaped with them. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson Running a skilled eye over the length of a shelf close at hand, she hit on a slim, blue volume, the title of which at once arrested her attention. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jack London This was my indictment, and I specifically and at length challenged you to answer it. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

At length giving in, I entered Ruhe’s boma, the poles of which were decked with the skulls of his enemies stuck upon them. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

George Gissing After several days of search, Kingcote at length found rooms of which he determined to make a trial. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

When he at length came out he said to his wife: “I don’t like this. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Ann Radcliffe At length the clock struck the signal, the sound vibrated on every nerve, and trembling she quitted the closet for her sister’s apartment. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

At length they came, and when I was putting them away in the store-room, the shopman from next door came to me and asked me to give him a breviary. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Edgar Allan Poe Agitation of spirit kept me awake for many long hours; but at length I again slumbered. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Towards seven o’clock, before daylight, Coupeau at length awoke. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins For the first time in my life, I felt that the secret of my father’s misfortune was mine, and mine only; that my security from exposure was at length complete. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I pleaded with the man and begged him, and at length tied my mare up to the lamp-post at the corner and went back and got into the stockyard when he wasn’t looking. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

At length tidings were received, that Cortes with his whole army had perished in the morasses of Chiapa. The members of the government showed no reluctance to credit this story. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Jules Verne The chief danger of their frightful passage was thus removed, and the Major went the length of saying, that he should not be surprised if they were saved after all. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

E. T. A. Hoffmann At length the united strength of several succeeded in overpowering him by throwing him on the floor and binding him. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing At length she could not even urge him with reasonings; his prostrate frenzy revolted her, and she drew away in repugnance. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing Pennyloaf paced the length of the Passage several times, meeting no one. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George MacDonald Sometimes before he had got them half up, down they were again; and at length he gave it up quite, and the moment he gave it up, he was fast asleep. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Meantime they kept on their way and at length saw the lugubrious outline of the gibbet, erected and first used by Enguerrand de Marigny. Never before had it been so adorned. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

At length he put down the glasses, but even then without them he still continued to stare. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

George Gissing At length notice arrived that the executors were prepared to settle with Mr. Rymer; yet, in announcing the fact, he manifested only a sober contentment, while Mrs. Rymer was heard to sigh. A Charming Family by George Gissing

George Gissing His patience at length worn out, he again entered the avenue, half resolved to go up to the door. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

George Gissing Her mother, in the meantime, grew stronger by force of profound love that at length had found its opportunity of expression. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton At length this feeling moved her to sudden action. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Anthony Trollope He has been quoting somewhat at length from Sterne, and thus he ends; “And with this pretty dance and chorus the volume artfully concludes. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Mother, thou art avenged: sleep, daughter of Jerusalem! for at length the oppressor sleeps with thee. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

H. Rider Haggard They sat there a month, till at length a chapman put in at Fareys, bound for Iceland, and they took passage with him, Eric paying the other half of his gold ring for ship-room. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Virginia Woolf The silence was prolonged, and at length drew her attention to him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Elizabeth Gaskell And she would not have you, my own lad, would not she?’ She set her teeth; she showed them like a dog for the whole length of her mouth. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Gissing Yours for now and eternity, C.J.P. To this dread summons Polly at length yielded. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Edith Wharton At last he raised them again, but only for the length of a quick glance. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Benjamin Disraeli By degrees also, as her strength daily increased, they extended their walks; and at length she even mounted her pony, and was fast recovering her elasticity both of body and mind. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

At length her suspense was ended: the travelling carriage rolled in sight. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Andrew Lang At length I came to a large castle, and fatigue obliged me to call in the same, where I found a young woman and a child sitting on her knee, and she crying. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Herman Melville At length a few sips served partially to restore him. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Having noticed that the end of a suspended string which accidentally touched a petiole, caused it to bend, I took two pieces of thin twine, 10 inches in length (weighing 1. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Even thou, O Turnus, hadst a trophy stood, Whose mighty trunk had better grac’d the wood, If Pallas had arriv’d, with equal length Of years, to match thy bulk with equal strength. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Gissing Afraid of missing her if he went out, he fretted through another hour, and was at length relieved by the arrival of a letter of explanation. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Silas Foster plied his rake manfully, poking it as far as he could into the water, and immersing the whole length of his arm besides. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Olaf Stapledon Finally, however, when rotation had been entirely lost, a settled civilization would be crowded along the whole length of the stationary girdle between night and day. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Kate Chopin Thérèse loved to walk the length of the wide verandas, armed with her field-glass, and to view her surrounding possessions with comfortable satisfaction. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Washington Irving At length the city of Granada was once more welcomed by the royal presence. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Ann Radcliffe Re-assured, by the light that now pervaded her room, she returned to the mattress; where anxiety at length yielded to her weariness, and she obtained a short repose. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Ann Radcliffe At length she heard it strike one. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

This confusion increased with every moment: At length a multitude of voices exclaimed that the Prioress should be given up to their fury. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

She was questioned by her neighbours, and at length intrusted her secret to their keeping. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Andrew Lang At length they reached a chamber where a table was spread with the most costly dishes. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins She went the length — the very unladylike length — of taking him by the hand. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Thomas Hardy She at length moistened her lips, returned her eyes to the hair, wound it round her fingers, put it in some paper, and secreted the whole in her pocket. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arnold Bennett These two, indeed, had the air of having at length reached their proper home after being born in exile. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

It was he, too, who at length suggested to Lady Dromard that Miss Luttrell would probably sing something if she were asked. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

George Gissing When at length he wrote her a letter, a letter of sad kindness, inviting rather than beseeching her to visit him, Aurelia made no reply. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Henry Fielding I followed her directions, and we at length came to a little cottage about three miles distant from Mrs. Harris’s house. Amelia by Henry Fielding

H. Rider Haggard They wandered round it in silence, gazing affectionately at each well-known tree and window, till at length they came to the gun-room entrance. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Walter Scott At length he looked up, and answered her —“Alice, you are a soldier’s daughter — a soldier’s sister. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Washington Irving We at length arrived on the highest part of the promontory above Granada, called the mountain of the sun. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

At length he stood up and rang the bell. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

The length of raised sidewalk before the temptingly dressed windows of the Stores was the favourite afternoon promenade of the women, with or without perambulators. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Ann Radcliffe Week after week elapsed, yet no mention was made of returning to Naples. The marquis at length declared it his intention to spend the remainder of the summer in the castle. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

It was a slow walk of forty minutes; and thus the total length of the aqueducts would be three miles, not “between four and five kilometres. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

At length we saw a whole line of breakers, and beyond all was black. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Sir Walter Scott Sir Munko is a handsome person, sir — perhaps you know him — bating the loss of his fingers, and the lameness of his leg, and the length of his chin. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Edith Wharton She hesitated to speak, half fearing to wake him; but at length she said in a low voice: “Dexter — . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

After some time the patch began to descend, and at length brought us to the Shantee, commemorated in Miss Sedgwick’s Clarence. This is by far the finest point of the falls. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Olaf Stapledon This two-mindedness at length gave rise to a new mode of creating. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang The romances on the Grail outrun the length even of mediaeval poetry and prose. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott At length he approached so close as to say, in an anxious whisper, “Miss Mowbray — Miss Mowbray — I must speak with you. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Thomas Hardy At length he discerned, a long distance in front of him, a moving spot, which appeared to be a vehicle, and it proved to be going the same way as that in which he himself was journeying. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson Scarce was the ladder reared to its full length than he had sprung already on the rounds; hand over hand, swift as an ape, he scaled the tottering stairway. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

At length the musician seemed to hit on the right tune; the dancer gave one leap, swung himself down from the rope, alighted on the floor, and vanished. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Edith Wharton But at length he roused himself to say: “It’s queer how things coincide. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli Having well scolded her waiting-woman, she at length fell asleep. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Striding to and fro over some of the biggest, our Idle Man finds several that measure seven paces in length by four in breadth. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

George Gissing Their mother fell into fretting, into hysteria; some change in her life seemed imperative, and at length she persuaded her husband to quit the town in which they lived, and begin life anew elsewhere. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

They talked some time together, but at length separated, each sitting alone. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

I’ve had nothing but water to put to her lips all day?” “What was the matter with her?” Tod asked, convinced at length that Lena was not there. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

George Gissing But at length she jumped in and disappeared, whereupon Mr. Parish spent all the money he had with him on a large brandy and soda, hoping it would make him drunk. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

It was quite clear that the eventful morning had at length arrived; the whole row stationed themselves behind their first and second floor blinds, and waited the result in breathless expectation. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

George Eliot Words rushed to his lips that he dared not utter — that he had made up his mind not to utter yet — and so he was silent for the length of that field. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Gertrude Stein Length what is length when silence is so windowful. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

To the top of the trap as it stood, one end of a length of fine twine was attached and the other end was held by some one lurking in a barn doorway or behind a hedge or wall. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

At length another quarter of an hour elapsed, and then the succeeding one hurried on more speedily. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope They run along the different avenues, taking the length of the city. North America by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon On the morning of which I am speaking there lay full length on the brink of a little cliff, and gazing into the pool beneath her, a woman of my world. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett When Mary at length entered, clean and fresh and pale in all her mildness, she found the mistress the colour of a duck’s egg, with puffed features, and a strangely anxious expression. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Kenneth Grahame He struck out for the shore, but the cotton gown greatly impeded his efforts, and when at length he touched land he found it hard to climb up the steep bank unassisted. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Benjamin Disraeli There was then, at length it appeared to this stern-minded woman, another. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

You will see by the papers that the death of ———— leaves vacant the dignity of Chief Baron; and I am at length empowered to offer you a station proportioned to your character and talents. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

At length he said: ‘Purcell, I trust this lesson shall not have been given in vain. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edmund Burke If you hold up a straight pole, with your eye to one end, it will seem extended to a length almost incredible. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Andrew Lang The king instantly gave chase, followed by his attendants; but the animal ran so swiftly that they never could get up to it, and at length it vanished in the depths of the forest. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The time of departure at length arrived. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Richard Hakluy At length this fellow aboard us spoke four or five words unto the other and clapped his two hands upon his face, whereupon the other doing the like, departed, as we supposed, with heavy cheer. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Abraham Merri We looked down into an immense pit, shaped into a perfect oval, thirty miles in length I judged, and half that as wide, and rimmed with colossal precipices. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope At length you will be at one with the tumbling river before you. North America by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence At length it ended, her father was turning over the various books and sheets. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott It at length attained the summit of an acclivity of considerable length. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

George Gissing It stopped at length by the public building, and Quarrier alighted. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon When at length Paul emerged from this swoon, he found himself recalling with strange distinctness the tarn where long ago he had first watched the intersecting waves. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens Tregarthen became greatly agitated during this recital, and at length exclaimed — “Clissold was the man who ruined me! I have suspected it for many a long year, and now I know it. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

At length the uniformity of the way is broken. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

At length those peculiar, long-drawn sounds which denote that the crew are heaving at the windlass began, and in a few minutes we were under way. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Washington Irving The whole community has at length divided itself into fashionable factions, under the banners of these two families. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

At length he turned about, having closed the door, as if carelessly, with his foot, and advancing slowly, in deep thought, he took his seat at the side of the table opposite to mine. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The Prince persisted; but it was useless; for a full hour he struggled to extract a categorical answer, until at length Palmerston bowed himself out of the room. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Edith Wharton At length the lights blazed up, and under cover of the applause at Fräulein Lenz’s re-embodiment he made his way out. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Gissing At length he made up his mind to go and prepare for riding; Oberon would be ready for him in a few minutes. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing At length she declared plainly that never would she humiliate herself before her aunt Petronilla, who had offered her no greeting and held scornfully apart. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

At length she heard a slight sigh, and with an evil joy she raised the curtain in order to see for herself the effect of the terrible poison. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

A length of rope followed, and finally a small cylinder about two feet long and eighteen inches in circumference. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Edith Wharton At length a chamberlain summoned them and they set out down the corridors, attended by two servants. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Maria Edgeworth The great, the important day, at length arrived — her ladyship’s triumph in the morning at the drawing-room was complete. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Gaskell I can hardly tell you now by what arguments Dr. Voss, at first merely my benefactor, sparing me a portion of his small modicum, at length persuaded me to become his wife. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Thomas Hardy Elfride was at length compelled to reason practically upon her undertaking. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

H. G. Wells Here at last, established and secure, were peace, power, health, happy activity, length of days and beauty. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jules Verne The circumference occupied by these 1,200 ovens presented a length of two miles. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

The pirates might stream out of the front of the cathedral as we came from the back; the bishop had promised to accentuate the length of the service. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Layelah at length began to make pointed remarks about Almah. “She loves you,” said she, “and you love her. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson I had been so thoroughly warmed in body and spirit, that when at length my fuel was housed, I came near selling it to the ashman, as if I had extracted all its heat. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne The tears burst forth from his full heart as he attempted to reply, but Dorothy at length understood that he had a mother, who like the rest of her sect was a persecuted wanderer. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

George Gissing At length Egremont declared that he was consuming his friend’s evening. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. Rider Haggard At length the red snow ceased to fall, and a sound that was not a voice, but yet spoke, pealed through the silence, asking if all were ready. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Margaret Oliphant At length a sound—the mother and son both rushed speechless towards the side-window, from which it came. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Edgar Allan Poe At length delay was no longer possible, and, with a heart almost bursting from my bosom, I advanced to the region of the forecastle, where my companions were awaiting me. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

A breach between thirty and forty feet in length had been made in the wall, and through this they dashed. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell At length Amante went up to the landlord, and asked permission to leave his inn, doing all openly and humbly, so as to excite neither ill-will nor suspicion. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Benjamin Disraeli At length she knows her father. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Andrew Lang But, if he could swim well, the duck could swim better, and at length his strength failed him, and he was forced to seek the land. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells If he could go on with this sort of thing! Dreams he had kept at arm’s length before he now accepted frankly. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Walter Scott OTWAY. When Alice Bridgenorth at length entered the parlour where her anxious lover had so long expected her, it was with a slow step, and a composed manner. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Charles Dickens She manifested the greatest anxiety to be on good terms with him, was evidently much pleased by his being at length produced, and motioned that she would have him given something to drink. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Ivan Turgenev From early morning the house was filled with gloom; Anfisushka let the dishes slip out of her hand; even Fedka became bewildered and at length took off his boots. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

If, however, it float by chance toward the poles, it will be checked a little by the poles of the earth, and will at length by the influence of the earth be indued with verticity. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Tobias Smolle At length we set sail, and arrived in a bay to the windward of Carthagena, where we came to an anchor, and lay at our ease ten days longer. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Elizabeth Gaskell At length she said: “I don’t think you know how faithful I have been to you ever since the days when you first brought me pistachio-candy from London — when I was quite a little girl. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Andrew Lang They worked hard for many hours, and at length grew hungry, so the young woman was sent home to bring them food, and also to give the horses their dinner. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang