Phrases with "length"

At length she approached the apartment where the corse lay. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Gissing At length she found herself able to meet his glance without fear, even to try and read its character. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The galley hauled alongside her wharf, and we found ourselves at length in the mighty amir of the Kosekin. The Kohen alone landed; the rest remained on board, and Almah and I with them. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Baldwin Spencer In many cases a length of bamboo is used, with the closed end ornamented with a knob of resin, or wax, studded over with bright red abrus seeds. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

At length a drawing came, with an address where communications might be sent, and no artist’s name affixed. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Charles Dickens It often occupies the whole length of the boat (as it did in this case), and has three or four tiers of berths on each side. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

H. Rider Haggard At length the much-expected evening came, and the arriving guests found that the ball had been planned on a scale such as Madeira had never before beheld. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Enlightened individuals like Don Lucas Alaman and Count Cortina have published newspapers, but not for any length of time. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Charles Dickens It remained untouched for a long time, but at length with a quivering hand he filled a glass and raised it to his lips. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Making such remarks upon these items as to her seemed good, the dame’s notice was at length attracted by an article which her sudden exclamation proved to possess uncommon interest. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Charles Dickens And in this position the old man, happening in course of time to look that way, at length chanced to see him: to his unbounded astonishment. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Walter Scott At length all became still, and the only sound which filled the air was the sluggish murmur of the river Somme, as it glided, deep and muddy, under the walls of the castle. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Edith Wharton At length a dread of Evelina’s return began to mingle with these musings. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

At length he strode into another room, and banged the door after him. Laura Silver Bell by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The hither side of the field was occupied by the front of my brigade—a length of two regiments in line, with proper intervals for field batteries. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell At length says he, ‘I ha’ learnt th’ way now; it’s two jiggits and a shake, two jiggits and a shake. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Thomas Hardy At length he arose, walked to his brother, and laid his hand upon his shoulder. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I fell upon his snout, lost my hold upon the spear, rolled the length of his face and head, across his short neck onto his broad back and from there to the ground. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Ann Radcliffe The length of the walk was beguiled by conversation. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

From this it went on changing its position until at length it was astern. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

H. G. Wells The first sailor, after weeks of patience, got within arm’s length of the pig and smacked that coveted left ham loud and good, and felt success was near. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

M. P. Shiel We reached at length the door of a mansion in St. James’s. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Arnold Bennett At length Mrs. Lessways said benevolently: “There’s no reason why you shouldn’t go to bed at half-past eight, or nine at the latest. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Andrew Lang But not a bird was to be seen anywhere, till at length a blue falcon flew past him, and raising his bow he took aim at her. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

At length we heard the tread of Dudley’s thick boots on the oak boards, and faint and muffled the sound of his voice as he cross-examined old Wyat before entering the chamber of audience. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Godwin At length nine of the boldest seize on a spit, while he lay on his back asleep, and, having heated it red-hot, thrust it into his eye. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The animal has been moving, and we have the length of its stride. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

She cried, too, later, her hands on his shoulders where he knelt beside her, holding him at arm’s length from her fresh young face to search his for the menace she once had read there. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

She had a face like a rather practical Madonna and legs the same length as her body. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

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

Thomas Hardy Tracing mile after mile along between the dying ferns and the wet white spiders’ webs, she at length turned her steps towards her grandfather’s house. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy Clare did not cross the bridge with her, but proceeding several paces on the same side towards the adjoining mill, at length stood still on the brink of the river. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson The nature of a bill, and the precautions that are to be observed about discounting it, are expounded at length and with clearness. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. Rider Haggard At length the patient sank into the coma of exhaustion, and Dr. Williamson was able to leave her in the care of a brother practitioner whom he had sent for, and in that of his assistant. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope The law would have locked him up to avenge her injuries — of her, whose only future joy could come from that distant freedom which the fraudulent law would at length allow to him. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence At length they were settled and quiet again. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith More than a minute of the terrible length of the period of torture must have gone: two, if not three. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Virginia Woolf There were also various state papers and others of a private nature concerning the management of his estates in England. But at length they came upon a document of far greater significance. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

These organs are so proportioned in length to each other, that half the stamens in two of the forms stand on a level with the stigma of the third form. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope Half-a-dozen steps would carry him the whole length of King’s Court; and who could tell his love-story in a walk limited to six steps? “Perhaps we might go out into the street?” he suggested. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H.P. Lovecraft At length Ropes — the student who had relieved McTighe at the controls — began to head downward toward the left-hand dark spot whose size marked it as the camp. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli That hour, however, has at length arrived, and it has decided me to adopt a line of conduct long meditated. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Its length he could only conjecture; the body at the largest visible part seemed about as thick as his forearm. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Rudyard Kipling The valley was so choked with fog that one could scarcely see a cow’s length across a field. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

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]

D. H. Lawrence At length her will became cold against him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The window was not quite broad enough for the length of his legs. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Edgar Allan Poe The middle of June at length arrived, and every thing had been matured. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

D. H. Lawrence Then at length a sort of doggedness drove her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

And at length the perfidious Hannibal said; “We, like stags, the prey of rapacious wolves, follow of our own accord those, whom to deceive and escape is a signal triumph. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

No desire, no longing, no effort of will or length of life could destroy this vague feeling of their difference. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Victor Hugo While the corridor contracted, the roof grew lower, until at length it was impossible to stand upright. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Sir Walter Scott At length an individual figure among the tissued huntsmen, as he gazed upon them more fixedly, seemed to leave the arras and to approach the bed of the slumberer. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Virginia Woolf At length the moon rose and its polished coin, though obscured now and then by wisps of cloud, shone out with serenity, with severity, or perhaps with complete indifference. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Anthony Trollope At length he did come up to her, and though, in truth, she was engaged, she at once accepted his offer. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He believed that at length his degradation was over, and that, come what might, he could now face it sturdily. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

For a time I saw nothing, but at length I descried a vast, shadowy form moving forward toward the portal, where the darkness was less. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Gissing When East Lane was at length discovered Langley alighted at the end, dismissed his vehicle, and explored the by-way on foot. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Andrew Lang At length only the prince remained, but as he was the judge he must wait till the last. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

George Gissing He came out at length by Lambeth parish church, which looks upon the river; the bells were ringing a harsh peal of four notes, unchangingly repeated. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

We succeeded at length with the aid of canvas buckets, and by the time the whole twenty four were satisfied, we were also. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

George Gissing At length Mrs. Hilliard spoke of the offer of money made by her brother-in-law. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Ann Radcliffe Their feelings at length relaxed, and suffered them to move to Emilia’s apartment, when again they heard the same sounds. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

This avenue alone was six hundred feet in length and bordered by an army of sphinxes, one hundred and forty-one of which were found in situ. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

D. H. Lawrence At length he turned round to her. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne At length this vast effusion of electric light faded away, and soon after the “Nautilus,” now the tomb of Captain Nemo, reposed in its ocean bed. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing When at length she seated herself, her tongue began to have its way. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Anthony Trollope You will understand from what I have said all that I should have to say were I to refer at length to that which has passed between us. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence At length Leslie said softly, mistakenly: “Come along, dear”— and he took her arm. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

I found it without difficulty—a long, low-fronted, beetle-browed farmhouse, lying back a meadow’s length from the road. In the Confessional by Amelia B. Edwards

This subject being at length exhausted, Paul recurred to Mrs. Lobkins, and inquired whether Dummie had lately honoured that lady with a visit. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Charles Dickens At length the new postilions are in their saddles, and the old are left behind. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Borne aloft from the ground, and whirled on high as a leaf in the storms of autumn, he beheld himself in the midst of the Spectres of the Dead, and hurrying with them along the length of gloom. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Guy de Maupassan At length a short note admonished him that the decisive moment had arrived. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Rafael Sabatini They were out of the cove, and suddenly they had a view of the dark bulk of the galleon, studded with a score of points of light, riding a cable’s length away on their larboard quarter. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Barbara’s heart was at length at rest, and she had been content to remain where she was forever. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Charles Stur I never rode over such a piece of ground in my life, but we managed to flounder through it, until at length we got on the somewhat firmer but still heavy plain. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Thomas Love Peacock The tide was now ebbing: it had filled the vast basin within, forming a lake about five miles in length and more than one in breadth. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

That finished, they published it, apparently feeling that Williams had now done enough for his fame, and that his glory was at length placed beyond the reach of accident. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

At length they entered a path which, going out from the road, skirted the mountainside. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Andrew Lang She walked for a long time, till at length she came near the town where her husband and his father dwelt. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald Indefinitely from somewhere a bell boomed the quarter-hour, and Amory, pausing by the sun-dial, stretched himself out full length on the damp grass. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He was gripped as in a vice, he was jerked to his feet, his wrists were handcuffed behind him, and one of the detectives, producing a length of cord, proceeded deftly to tie his ankles. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Charles Stur It differs very little in appearance from the common rat, if I except the length of its ears, and an apparent disproportion in the size of the hind feet, which were large. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Guy de Maupassant At length Mother Lecacheur went to her room. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Gissing Committed to this central fact, and urged by Mrs. Clover’s growing impatience, the good woman came out at length with her latest version of Polly’s remarkable utterance. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Virginia Woolf She walked the length of the room in such acute disappointment that she did not at first perceive Mary’s absence. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Andrew Lang At length he said: ‘Who may you be, fair sir, if you please?’ ‘My name,’ said the king, ‘is Subbar Khan of Dûr. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Along the full length of the tall brick wall, in letters nearly six feet high was splashed a slogan. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

George Gissing But Will at length found voice. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Thomas Hardy At length she took the candle and ascended to her bedroom, where she bathed her eyes and looked in the glass to see if she had made herself a dreadful object. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

George Gissing At length she was able to weep. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The length to which this paper has extended does not allow me to enter into the consideration of this most important subject. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. Rider Haggard At length Tom Outram opened his eyes and looked at him, but Leonard knew that he did not see him as he was. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

At length one of the policemen, coming up, seized an opportunity, and cleft Foxley’s skull completely in twain with his weighty sabre, and the bloodthirsty ruffian thus died without a groan. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Julian Hawthorne At length he spoke in a faint, unaccented tone, like a voice heard far off. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

What room was there now for hope, or how could we expect any other fate than this? At length I began to search the pockets of the deceased. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Edgar Allan Poe After listening to them for some time, with thoughtful attention, I at length succeeded perfectly in translating their import. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

The goddess widely spreads the loud report, And flies at length to King Hyarba’s court. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Andrew Lang At length he saw a deep sort of hole or cave under a great rock, and as it seemed quite empty, he went in, and lay down in a corner. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And though it be clept the Tower of Babylon, yet nevertheless, there were ordained within many mansions and many great dwelling-places, in length and breadth. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

George Gissing But his face grew so haggard in fixed misery that compassion at length prevailed over her injured pride. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Abraham Merri It was answered at length from far ahead by other tappings. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. Rider Haggard At length he shut up his books with a sigh — for, like most books, though full of generalities, they did not tell him much — and went to bed. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

At length the day appeared—a day how like to night! The cries of the people began to cease in the upper part of the city, but were redoubled from the sea-shore. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

E. F. Benson Each volume, so we are told, contained sixty to a hundred pages, so, if we take eighty pages as the average length of each volume, we find that each volume contains 102,400 words. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

George Gissing At high summertide, the Gothic camp was pitched before Rome, and the siege anticipated for so many months had at length begun. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson Whistling to him to stop, Furst ran the length of a street-block after Maurice, as the latter left the Conservatorium. “I say, Guest,” he said breathlessly, on catching up with him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The women waited a little while to confer together, and concert about the mode of assailing Don Abbondio; and at length they set off to make the attack. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

And at length they met with exactly what suited them, a large room with a small closet and a kitchen, in the Rue Neuve de la Goutte-d’Or, almost opposite the laundress’s. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

At length to-day he arrived in a sullen angry mood, and said, haughtily, he was displeased at my trying to force him into compliance, as if I had the power to make him move unless he chose. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Baldwin Spencer A long spear was taken, and close to each end a bar of wood about two feet in length was fixed at right angles to the length of the spear. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Edgar Allan Poe The morrow at length arrived, and with it a very large and highly respectable company at Mr. Goodfellow’s house. Thou Art the Man by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Rice Burroughs At length he fell into a quiet slumber, nor did he awake again until afternoon. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

We hove in upon our chain, and after stoppering and unshackling it again and again, and hoisting and hauling down sail, we at length tripped our anchor and stood out to sea. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Florence Dixie He could hardly realise that the secret which he had been toiling so long to find was at length within his power. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Nikolai Gogol At length his eye rested on the neighbouring yard; and he said to himself, “I have not been to Ivan Nikiforovitch’s to-day: I’ll go there now. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

The aerial roots of some other species of Philodendron hang vertically downwards, sometimes for a length of more than fifty feet. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Elizabeth Gaskell At length he said, his face still averted, speaking with an effort. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Rafael Sabatini At length she sprang up and bade Ayoub see that none lurked to listen about the doorways. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Long wand’ring ways for you the pow’rs decree; On land hard labors, and a length of sea. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

When Laputa at length untied me, I had another fit of nausea, and leaned helplessly against a tree. Prester John by John Buchan

George MacDonald Three or four minutes elapsed, and he appeared at length creeping down his little ladder. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

The length of his stay was by no means uncommonly short, for there was always a transient contingent at Brook Farm, many of whom remained but a few weeks. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Walter Scott Having considered the whole matter with much attention, Lance shrugged, grinned, and scratched his head; and at length manfully expressed his resolution. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Ann Radcliffe Emilia was at length released from the confinement she had so unjustly suffered. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

But at length came a day of pitched battle. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

H. G. Wells Of course we have no means of staying back for any length of Time, any more than a savage or an animal has of staying six feet above the ground. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

George Gissing The door at length opened, and he bade the servant let Miss. Fanny know that he was here; he would wait in the dining-room. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When he had at length concluded the presentation of his desires, his hearer knew nothing whatever, save what was absolutely necessary, of those concerned in the matter. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jack London Says Dr. Arlidge, of the potter’s trade: “Potter’s dust does not kill suddenly, but settles, year after year, a little more firmly into the lungs, until at length a case of plaster is formed. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Walter Scott At length they rested in a small vault of irregular form, in one nook of which the staircase terminated, while in another corner a corresponding stair was seen to continue the ascent. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

George Gissing When the clamour had lasted long enough to be really alarming, knocks sounded at the door, which at length was thrown open, and the startled face of a domestic appeared. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

Karl Philipp Moritz At length my guide prepared me for one of the finest sights we had yet seen, which we should now soon behold. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Rafael Sabatini Meanwhile Gustave had gone like a flash the length of the Rue de la Harpe, driven ever by his terror of the consequences of his deed. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Henry David Thoreau Every part is flower, (or fruit,) such is its superfluity of color — stem, branch, peduncle, pedicel, petiole, and even the at length yellowish purple-veined leaves. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Guy de Maupassan At length one morning in December, just as they were finishing breakfast, they saw an individual open the gate and walk toward the house. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Gertrude Stein The length is the laughing dater, there is no challenge in mingling later. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

H. Rider Haggard At length the eighth of June arrived. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Ann Radcliffe At length he made himself heard. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

After a long battle, he at length fell asleep, and began to dream the most gloomy and disquieting dreams in the world. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

George Gissing When at length they issued from the forest they overlooked a vast landscape of hill and valley, with heads of greater mountains high above them. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

At length He stopped, and the Bed attracted his attention. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Tobias Smolle At length I understood from a gentleman who dined at our house, that this perfidious wretch was on the point of setting out for London with his bride, to buy clothes for their approaching nuptials. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang At length she remembered that one of her friends had a large iron pot, and when the turtle had gone to his room to put away his fringes, she ran over to her neighbour’s and brought it back. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan At length they reached the funeral pile. A Cremation by Guy de Maupassan

At length a large hole opened before my eyes, running under the root of the tree. In the World by Maksim Gorky

This free existence, the resources of which the peasants could not clearly discover, at length gave him a bad reputation. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Edgar Rice Burroughs At length she was compelled to turn into the dense thicket and attempt to force her way to the west in an effort to circle around the flames and reach the house. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

John Lewis Burckhard At the end of eight hours, about sun-rise we reached Bahhra, a cluster of about twenty huts, situated upon a plain nearly four hours in length and two in breadth, extending eastward. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Elizabeth Gaskell It was settled at length that Philip was to remove to the house belonging to the shop, Coulson remaining with Alice and her daughter. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

This very day — this day, gentlemen, as we stand here, was at length fixed for his departure. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Jules Verne At length the sun burst forth in full power, and, sweeping the surface of the ocean, dispelled the fog, and left the horizon opened to our eyes. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Mark Twain As we wandered thoughtfully down the marble-paved length of this stately temple, the scene about us was strangely impressive. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Walter Scott The other banditti were speedily overpowered, excepting one young lad, who made wonderful resistance for his years, and was at length secured with difficulty. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Edith Wharton At length through the deepening dusk she distinguished a slim dark figure coming down the steps to the shop. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Walter Scott At length the expectation of that passing minute became the pivot upon which the thoughts of poor Bridgenorth turned during all the rest of the day. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Rudyard Kipling But some eight dear, affectionate lady-friends explained the situation at length to her in case she should miss the cream of it. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Gissing When at length there came a pause, she said abruptly: “I suppose it seems dreadful to you, to see me lying here like this?” “It makes me wish I had it in my power to relieve you. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing The worn old face, almost venerable at length in spite of the grotesqueness of its features, fell into calm. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Andrew Lang At length the stag paused before a steep rock and gently let the tailor down to the ground. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Bronislaw Malinowski The ceremony of betrothal is described at length by the same author. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Edith Wharton At length the feeling of humiliation and defeat grew unbearable to Mrs. Peyton. The girl seemed to flout her in the insolence of victory, to sit there as the visible symbol of her failure. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

But at length it was impossible to hesitate any longer; the chariot was at the door. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Arnold Bennett At length quiet reigned in the hotel. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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

We came upon the camels at length at about six miles from the camp, amongst some dry clay-pans, and they were evidently looking for water. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Nathaniel Hawthorne At length he resumed, “No, Ellen, we must part now and forever. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Walter Scott Two of the oldest inhabitants of the island undertook to guide him as near to the main gate as they durst, nor did they approach it more closely than the length of a bow-shot. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

D.H. Lawrence So on I went, by the side of the steamy, reedy lake, walking the length of it. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Ann Radcliffe At length seating himself, and surveying madame with a scrutinizing eye, he asked some questions concerning the particulars of Vincent’s death. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Gissing He lived at Herne Hill. At length he ventured a question. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

The valley is of an oval shape, extending about five leagues in length by three in breadth. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Gissing Mallard, upon whom Elgar’s excited talk jarred more and more, noticed the stranger’s looks, and at length leaned forward to speak to him. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Edith Wharton He had a face as extensive as Mr. Maclew’s but running to length instead of width. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Edgar Allan Poe But at length the ceremony of baptism presented to my mind, in its unnerved and agitated condition, a present deliverance from the terrors of my destiny. Morella by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

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]

Anthony Trollope It may be taken as a faithful promise that no further letter whatever shall be transcribed at length in these pages. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott There is at length a halt — at length I have gained so much privacy as to enable me to continue my journal. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Arthur Conan Doyle You’ll find it through the length and breadth of the States, but always as an innocent one. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

With considerable difficulty and danger we succeeded at length in altering our course, and stretched out from shore. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Maria Edgeworth The combat was long doubtful, but at length to the surprise of all present, Clarence Hervey was victorious. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Ivan Turgenev The resulting feuds at length grew to such proportions that the ministry in Petersburg found it necessary to send a trusted official with a commission to investigate everything on the spot. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Bram Stoker At length he died — of poison, but by whom administered did not transpire at the inquest. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

She braved it for a moment or two with an eye full of love and stubbornness, and murmured a phrase or two vaguely of Gen. Pinkney; but at length down went her head and out came the truth and tears. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Arnold Bennett At length he arrived on firm ground, perspiring, but quite safe and quite excited. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Caroline Lamb At length one morning, a letter was put into Lady Avondale’s hands. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Watkin Tench They were not larger than so many pullets, although at first sight they appeared to be so from the length of their necks and legs. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

But the big policeman was coolly persistent, and indeed was so long in making his choice that at length the ironmonger left him and attended to Larose instead. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Algernon Blackwood He must find explanation of one kind or another before he could lie down and sleep, and he found it at length in-the stars. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Edith Wharton Escaping at length from this parody of his own sensations, Odo found himself in a tumult of mind that solitude served only to increase. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Gustave Flauber A wooden disc sprang up and soon there appeared throughout the length of the passage several of the large covers employed for stopping up the trenches in which grain was kept. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Benjamin Disraeli Wearied at length by the repeated assaults, Hunniades, who, attended by some chosen knights, had himself repaired to the rear, gave orders for the army to halt and offer battle. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Monçada at length resumed his narrative. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Eliot There was a general satisfactory sense that the hitherto shadowy Reform had at length come to Sproxton in a good round shape, with broadcloth and pockets. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

He slept only a short time indeed, but talked over their plans with the steersman Roberts, who at length yielded to the entreaties of our adventurer, that he would take some rest. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

George Gissing It seemed very long before they ceased to look into each other’s eyes, but at length hers fell. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Meredith I sat three hours among my Commons, they on me for that length of time—fatiguing, but a duty. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arnold Bennett Had the man forgotten that Spot was dead? At length he became grave, and examined them both as to their ailments, and nodded his head, and looked into vacancy while meditating upon each case. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]