Phrases with "lighted"

Rudyard Kipling It is lighted by a foot-square window, called Duck Window, that looks across to Little Lindens Farm, and the spot where Jack Cade was killed. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Jules Verne They saw his eyes wander over all the marvels of this saloon, lighted by the electric rays which fell from the arabesques of the luminous ceiling. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Davies was preoccupied, but he lighted up when I talked of the Danish war. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

William Morris And therewith he lighted down and stood by me a little, as to help me off my horse; but I said to him: Knight, I pray thee, even if ye be weary, to struggle forward a little, lest we be in peril here. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

He said Sarah lighted the fire. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

John Galsworthy The air was quite warm, and through the cut cypresses the lighted house stared vaguely. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Good-night, Miss Lucy.” And so he kindly led me to the door, and holding a wax-candle, lighted me up the one flight of stairs. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Maria Edgeworth He had indeed lighted unexpectedly upon a rich vein, but it was soon exhausted, and all his farther progress was impeded by certain vapours, dangerous to approach. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

Edith Wharton She opened, lighted — “Dexter!” The room was empty, her husband’s bed unslept in. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

The boats, fast astern, lay in a deep shadow, and all around I could see the circle of the sea lighted by the fire. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Sir Richard Burton Then was he ware of lighted candles and lamps, and the perfume of incenses and unguents, and directed by these, he made for the slave and struck him one stroke, killing him on the spot. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Aramis blew out all the candles which lighted the room but one, which he left burning behind the door. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Arthur Machen On this summit oaks had grown, queer stunted-looking trees with twisted and contorted trunks, and writhing branches; and these now stood out black against the lighted sky. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Like a cat he lighted on the parapet above us, and stumbled forward with the impetus right on our heads. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Theodore Dreiser In spite of her feeling of resignation, Jennie followed it all hopelessly, like a child, hungry and forlorn, looking into a lighted window at Christmas time. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The presence of the gentleman lighted up like a candle the vulgarity of the clerk; and Herrick instinctively, as one shields himself from pain, made haste to interrupt. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

He came in cupping a lighted match in his hand, for without doubt a breeze had risen with the coming of the rain, and there was a draught blowing from the open window. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Sam spoke in a low tone, standing behind the drug-counter with the doctor, who had gone round to look at some entry in what they called the day-book, and had lighted a gas-burner to do it by. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Maria Edgeworth The soldiers at length retreated; and with inexpressible satisfaction Maurice lighted them down stairs, and saw them fairly out of the house. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

But in a few minutes, after one or two experiments with a lighted candle, Dr. Kenyon stepped through the opening, followed by Mr. Tamworth, and, in a long minute afterward, by myself. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens Maitre Voigt lighted a taper, and led the way into the room. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

D. H. Lawrence Then, lighted by a bicycle lamp, they trooped off to the shed to twist wire round the candles for holders. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

It was a fine spacious old bedroom, lighted by old-fashioned casement windows, looking two ways—one to the garden, one to that timber-belted lawn which might almost take rank as a park. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Oscar Wilde The Renaissance knew of strange manners of poisoning — poisoning by a helmet and a lighted torch, by an embroidered glove and a jewelled fan, by a gilded pomander and by an amber chain. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Feeling for the match-box on the slab, put ready to her hand, she struck a match and lighted the candle. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

D. H. Lawrence But morning came again, with the sun peeping over the mountain slopes and lighting the desert away in the distance long, long before it lighted on her yard. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens When she had lighted it, the bold, gay, active man accompanied her along the gallery outside the room, to see her safely down the staircase, and came back laughing. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Thomas Hardy But perhaps the kitchen fire can be lighted up again. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu On a sudden, through the boughs, the sight of lighted windows met his eyes, and through the open sash of one of them, he heard faintly the pleasant sound of female prattle. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Zona Gale A hurdy-gurdy on the curb was bubbling over with merry discords, and was flanked by garrulous Italians with push-carts, lighted by flaring torches. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Jules Verne It was capitally lighted with windows on all sides. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Two candelabra, with four candles each, lighted up festally the room which had waited so many years for the wandering nephew. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

She lighted the fire that afternoon with the note and some more scraps. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

Wilkie Collins The room had once been lighted by a small side window, but this had been bricked up, and a lantern skylight was now substituted for it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Andrew Lang But if Uraschimataro was astonished at the beauty of the outside, he was struck dumb at the sight of the hall within, which was lighted by the blaze of fish scales. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens The whole is lighted by a skylight, but it is fast closed; and from the roof there dangle, limp and drooping, two useless windsails. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Margaret Oliphant As she sat up and gazed at him with her own recovered looks, through the dim ice-cold atmosphere, lighted faintly with one candle, they both woke up to the reality of their position. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

H. G. Wells A truckload of lighted lamps blazed along the platform. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

I lighted my pipe, and to my disgust found that my supply of matches was running short. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing Not long after eight the housemaid brought in a lighted lamp, and set it, as usual, upon the little black four-legged table in the drawing-room. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

One jet of gas dimly lighted this long dreary room, in which there was no human creature but myself and my guide. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Henry James Adela had gathered as much, without saying so, from a lighted window on the second floor; but she contributed no remark to the question. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

The first thing Duffham did was to order Caromel to bed, and to have a good fire lighted in his room. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

William Morris Then Sir Robin lighted down, whereas he would not betake him to his horse while the other was afoot. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

He was in a low room, lighted by a single paraffin lamp upon a table, and lying upon a sofa on the other side of the room, opposite to a small window. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Anthony Trollope Is there a lanthern in the place at all?” “No, Mr. Thady, there is not,” said he, without moving; “what is it you want to-night?” “Come out, and bring a lighted candle, if you can. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

William Makepeace Thackeray And surely never lighted on this hearth a more delightfle vishn. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

They’re buoyed and lighted like streets, open to the whole world, and taking an immense traffic; well charted, too, as millions of pounds in commerce depend on them. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Jules Verne I could only see the island indistinctly; but the numerous fires, lighted on the beach, showed that the natives did not think of leaving it. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

H. Rider Haggard Nothing more was said till they reached the house, when, on entering the lighted study, Philip noticed that his cousin’s face was flushed, and his hands shaking like aspen leaves. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson The fires were lighted on a level space at the water’s edge; and we supped and lay down to sleep in the customary fashion. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Perhaps some faint intimation drew him to the window to see behind the stems of the young fir trees that bordered his domain, the little string of lighted carriage windows gliding southward. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

These are the relevant extracts: ‘When we had been going for some time we passed a bus that had MILFORD in a lighted sign on it. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Jules Verne She took the line of the boulevards, then brilliantly lighted by the Edison lamps. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Mrs Weaver upset her rush basket and spilled on to the floor a much-thumbed copy of Ethel M. Dell’s Silver Wedding. Mrs Penn’s bright bird-eye lighted upon it. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Ann Radcliffe He added, that after a certain time had elapsed, the torch might be lighted at a neighbouring cottage. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Jules Verne A lantern was lighted at the foot of the mainmast, round which was hung a gun-rack, furnished with weapons of all sorts. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry James Fanny could no more overlook it now than she could have overlooked a lighted Christmas-tree; but nervously and all in vain she dipped into her mind for some floating reminiscence of it. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Charles Dickens The lighted candle stood in the dark passage within, as of old, and I took it up and ascended the staircase alone. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Rafael Sabatini That night Casanova lighted his lamp. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

They pulled up the useless rope in silence; and another dead tree lighted and lowered showed them nothing. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Henry James Chad’s quick rejoinder lighted his precipitation. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mrs. Westmacott was standing, as rigid as a statue, in the center of the room, with a lighted taper in her right hand. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Guy de Maupassan Berthine lighted her fire again, hung the pot over it, and prepared more soup, saying to herself: “Father will be tired to-night. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

Gertrude Stein We have not yet mentioned that on the twenty-first there will be an opportunity to see fighting when it is lighted by electric light. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Guy de Maupassant It was the ‘Mi-Careme’, and the crowds were pouring into the brightly lighted passage which leads to the dance ball, like water flowing through the open lock of a canal. The Mask (Le Masque) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

Edgar Rice Burroughs It was Ja. As his eyes fell upon me his face lighted with pleasure. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Thomas Carlyle His household was of the frugalest; his common diet barley-bread and water: sometimes for months there was not a fire once lighted on his hearth. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

I lighted a cigarette, not that I wanted to smoke, but to give another moment to the consideration of the advice — the diplomatic advice I had made up my mind to bowl him over with. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Maria Edgeworth He went up to the Castle, whence he saw a great part of the Old Town, and all Prince’s-street, lighted up in the most splendid manner. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

He cursed to himself, and in a few minutes came out with a lighted candle, and proceeded to their room. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

It was by his order that we procured and lighted this candle, which may bring our enemies upon us at any moment; but this is not a time for hesitation. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Here they coolly lighted their cigars, and very philosophically discoursed upon the exceeding good fortune of the new-made nun, and on her evident delight and satisfaction with her own situation. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Abraham Merri Plated with some metallic substance that was itself a reservoir of luminosity and from which, it came to me, pulsed the force that lighted the winking ions. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

William Morris They lighted a great torch then, When his arms were pinion’d fast, Sir John the knight of the Fen, Sir Guy of the Dolorous Blast, With knights threescore and ten, Hung brave Lord Hugh at last. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Henry James In a flash of small square white teeth this second impression was produced and the ambiguity that Mrs. Beever had spoken of lighted up an ambiguity worth all the dull prettiness in the world. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson In the glass that hung over the washstand, she saw her dim reflection: following an impulse, she dried her eyes, and, with trembling fingers, lighted two candles, one on each side of the mirror. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis The spacious chamber was half lighted from the bathroom. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

The women looked very frightened, but the men put on bold fronts, and the young one with the concertina took out and lighted a cigarette. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

The neighbours could tell me little, till I lighted on a poor woman who acted as nurse in these perilous times. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope According to Mickey’s account, it could not have been lighted above a few minutes before Heathcote’s presence on the spot. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Henry James His “naturally” didn’t sound vain, but it lighted up the question. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Jacques Futrelle He tossed away the cigarette he had and lighted a fresh one, afterward holding the note over the flame of the match. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The more patiently to await him, I lighted a cigar, and establishing myself in a corner, took a quiet, and, by sympathy, a boozy kind of pleasure in the customary life that was going forward. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Wilkie Collins Having lighted the second candle, I took up the letter to put it away among my other papers. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Theodore Dreiser He drew up his chair near the radiator and lighted the gas. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

And in casting his inquiring eye about, it lighted upon Philippa Weston, a bright, vigorous young lady, well educated and intelligent. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

William Makepeace Thackeray Fires were lighted, and fowls and eggs divided, and tea and coffee served round in tin panikins, and here we lighted pipes, and smoked and laughed at our ease. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

If I gave way, what would become of them?” At dark she lighted the candles and drew down the blinds. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Wilkie Collins My bedroom candle was on the side-table; I had just lighted it. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

D. H. Lawrence He lighted his bicycle-lamp, bounced the machine on the barn floor to see that the tyres were sound, and buttoned his coat. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

He lighted the lamp and fed the monkey. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Anthony Trollope Now it will be lighted up, and you can make it gay enough. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Borrow The morning was quite dark; the street, however, was partially illumined by a heap of lighted straw, round which two or three men were busily engaged, apparently holding an object over the flames. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Isabella Bird A short pipe was then lighted and offered to me. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

It is, indeed, a noble hall, a hundred feet in diameter, and of an imposing loftiness, lighted by an ample dome. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

H. Rider Haggard The place is lighted by numerous but narrow windows, placed high up, cut on the principle of the loopholes to be seen in ancient castles, but innocent of glass, which was evidently unknown here. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

While so engaged in turning over the leaves, I lighted upon two or three odd-looking papers, which had been folded into it. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Baldwin Spencer A fire is lighted on the Kalal by a man of the same totem as the dead man, and he also takes two sticks from the fire and strokes the Lurkun with them. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Major Donelly and I leisurely paddled about, running into creeks, leaving our boat, identifying our position on the map, and marking in the position of such red hills or their traces as we lighted on. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George MacDonald I got up again, lighted a taper, and peeping as into a pair of reluctant jaws, perceived that the manuscript was verse. Lilith by George MacDonald

There was the absence of neck which this deformity suggests; there was a great head lighted by flashing and indignant eyes, but mounted only on its mighty chin. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

The faggot pile was being replenished and the lamp was again lighted soon after tea. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

D. H. Lawrence It was half lighted from a heavy bronze chandelier, black and gloomy, in the middle of the room. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell It was dark out of doors when she got there; but Miss Phoebe was standing on the stairs, with a lighted candle in her hand, peering into the darkness to see Molly come in. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James It’s lighted by a thousand gas-jets and heated by cast-iron screens which vomit forth torrents of scorching air. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

A single candle lighted the drawing-room, which was not in its accustomed order. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James She assented with a flicker in her dim smile, and while he lighted he was increasingly conscious that she waited. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

John Galsworthy With rare exceptions they’re still monkeys, especially the scientific variety; and when you put gunpowder and a lighted match into the paws of monkeys, they blow themselves up to see the fun. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

We entered an immense hall, lighted by the same kind of lustre as in the scene without, but diffusing a fragrant odour. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

D. H. Lawrence When she went into the lighted dining-room at home, she was impervious to the lights and the eyes of her parents. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Rupert struck a match and lighted the lantern. Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1875]

Isabella Bird There is an entrance to the tombs below these arks, and each is lighted by an ever-burning lamp. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Jules Verne The counsellor, having reached the last step, lighted a little lantern to guide him through the obscure streets of Quiquendone, which Doctor Ox had not yet lighted. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Morrison The front room, which was lighted by the holes in the shutters, had a rough reading-desk and a table, with half a dozen wooden chairs. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

All in a moment, his face lighted up. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

In the morning he sat up and put out his hand to wake Gerard. It lighted on the young man’s forehead, and found it quite wet. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Edgar Allan Poe And mine eyes fell upon a huge gray rock which stood by the shore of the river, and was lighted by the light of the moon. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Then he placed the glass ball upon the square of black velvet draped over an inverted tea-cup and put the two lighted candles on either side. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He lighted a quite marvellous cigar—deigning a slight wave of the admired hand which held it, designating that he asked permission. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Andrew Lang They lighted their seven little lamps, and as soon as their eyes got accustomed to the glare they saw that someone had been in the room, for all was not in the same order as they had left it. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

As soon as the Seigneur de Bracieux had rejoined the bishop, the Bretons lighted a lantern with which they were furnished, and Porthos assured his friend that he felt as strong again as ever. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

D. H. Lawrence He stood and looked at the line of back windows, lighted once more. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling I unlocked the door and — condemned cells are remorselessly lighted — there sat Haylock on the cot behind his flaming O.E.H.W. tie. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

They were sitting at an unpainted wooden table, lighted by a single tallow candle, and with the utmost vigour were sawing out the last figure of the quadrille. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

However, Therese would have lighted the iron stove in the studio before retiring for the night, and, anyway, I would have to turn her out to make up a bed on the couch. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

The good judges found this sermon strange but quite equal, in pathos at least, to the famous sermon preached with the lighted candles. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

After a little search I lighted upon the very carriage of which I was in quest. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

There was a gathering in front of Pere Colombe’s l’Assommoir, which was lighted up like a cathedral for high mass. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Radclyffe Hall Mary found some fuel and lighted the stove, then she started to tidy the disordered studio. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Jules Verne J. T. Maston seconded him to the best of his ability, by giving vigorous chase to the intruders, and carefully picking up the still lighted cigar ends which the Yankees threw about. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

The boy appeared with a piece of lighted candle, which he had been upstairs to borrow. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Nathaniel Hawthorne At one extremity, this spacious room was lighted by the windows of the two towers, which formed a small recess on either side of the portal. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Richard Burton After prayer he lighted a pipe, and immediately placed the snake-like tube in my hand; this is an argument which the tired traveller can rarely resist. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

There was a pause; then Lucy, having taken off her hat and jacket, lighted the fire. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Francis Bacon Fix a lighted wax taper in a small metal stand; place the stand in the middle of a bowl, and pour round it spirit of wine, but not enough to reach the top of the stand. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Ryland’s fervour increased — his eyes lighted up — his voice assumed the tone of passion. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

It must be getting darkish indoors — surely they would have lighted the lamps? And there was not a single footmark on the steps; that settled it. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett She lighted the gas-jet there, arranged the light exactly to suit her, and then lifted the large flap of the desk and drew forth some account books. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The effect of his request to be allowed to pass was as if he had dropped a lighted match into a powder-magazine. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Maskull looked too, and what he saw was a vast, undulating plain, lighted as if by the moon — but there was of course no moon, and there were no shadows. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

In the solitude of the avenue, all black above and lighted below, Captain Whalley, considering the discretion of his course, met, as it were incidentally, the thought of death. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Ann Radcliffe A returning gleam lighted up, soon after, the rude and extensive area, which the carriage was crossing. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Then D’Artagnan, being alone, struck a light and lighted a small bit of tinder, mounted his horse and stopped at the door in the midst of the soldiers. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

H. G. Wells He saw the stoker, after a furtive glance at him, deliberately turn the cigar round, place the lighted end in his mouth, inhale strongly, and blow a torrent of sparks and smoke out of his nose. The Wild Asses of the Devil by H. G. Wells [1915]

Then he looked back into the lighted room and saw her standing there. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope He had sworn that he had seen Nokes drag his lighted torch along the ground; he had also seen other horsemen — two or three, as he thought — but could not identify them. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence She hung a moment in the door of the brilliantly lighted room. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

The room was dismally cold; indeed, the whole house had a damp, chilly feeling, as though fires were rarely lighted in it. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Charles Dickens Great fires were lighted in the streets, in the hope of stopping the infection; but there was a plague of rain too, and it beat the fires out. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

In hand one bore a lighted torch and led the way. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Henry James Through the parting of the shutters I looked into a lighted room — a room lighted by two candles in old brass flambeaux, placed upon the mantel-shelf. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

The Englishman followed him with thoughtful eyes, as he lighted a cigarette, and with his hands thrust into his trouser pockets, sauntered away into the vestibule. Sir Julian Garve by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Andrew Lang An approaching storm drove him into the grotto, which was lighted up by a multitude of tapers, each one being in the shape of a knife half out of its sheath. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Richard Burton During the hours of darkness, a lighted candle or lamp is always placed by the side of the bed, or the sufferer would die of madness, brought on by evil spirits or fright. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Thereon she swooped sudden as a thunderbolt; and the King lighted down and helped her with his hunting-knife; and so again, thrice and four times till four wolves were slain. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

On this, Gerard put up the rough shutter and lighted a candle. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

D. H. Lawrence The gas was lighted naked and raw. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Well, dear, the stake is lighted for a trial of its effect on me. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Meredith Her outcry returned to her deadened in the rapid rolling of the carriage across the lighted Piazza. Giacinta had to hold her down with all her might. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Margaret Oliphant Perhaps he was glad when he saw her disappear from before him down the lighted steps into the Salem schoolroom. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Sinclair Lewis But his eyes were pink and unlovely in the flare of the match with which he lighted his dead and malodorous cigar. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith It was increased when she saw him take a book and sit in the armchair between two lighted candles, calmly careless of her. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Then I noticed a small sketch in oils, on a panel, representing a woman, draped and blindfolded, carrying a lighted torch. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Sir Walter Scott He looked behind, and there was an expanse, lighted by the moonbeams, without one human being in sight. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Abraham Merri The glowing spark lighted the keen, boyish face and the blue eyes, now black and brooding under the spell of the tropic night. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins You shall eat it, Mrs. Valeria, stewed in Burgundy!” He lighted the gas for cooking with the air of a man who was about to offer me an inestimable proof of his good-will. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Last night it had been a lighted doorway in the dark. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

William Makepeace Thackeray When they were gone, the smile that had lighted up the eyes of the HUSBAND and FATHER fled — the pride of the KING fled — the MAN was alone. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

As Rachel’s half-absent eyes passed over the group in the brilliantly lighted drawing-room her heart reared without warning and fell back upon her. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Jules Verne I lighted it at a little brazier, which was supported upon an elegant bronze stem, and drew the first whiffs with the delight of a lover of smoking who has not smoked for two days. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Outside, they could hear Ali and the other boatmen chattering and laughing round the fire they had lighted in the big and deserted courtyard. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Charles Dickens Magnificently lighted by a firmament of sparkling chandeliers, the building was ventilated to perfection. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

All except the bearers had lighted torches. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Henry Fielding In the meanwhile, the captain, perceiving an opportunity, pinned a cracker or devil to the cassock, and then lighted it with their little smoking-candle. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Henry James How can I care about the fine arts now?” She stopped with lighted eyes on him. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry James Our friends were not extravagant or audacious people, and they looked at Baden life very much from the outside — they sat aloof from the brightly lighted drama of professional revelry. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Gethryn lighted a cigarette and began to unstrap his field glasses. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Jack London Completing it, he struck a match and lighted up. Lost Face by Jack London

Thomas Hardy Eustacia’s bedroom was lighted up, and it was the shine from her window which had lighted the pole. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Isabella Bird The air was pure, still, and perfectly elastic; a fitful aurora lighted our way, and the iron hoofs of the fast-trotting ponies rattled cheerily along the frozen ground. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

When they had got to the house Bruno struck a match and lighted his brass lamp. Signa by Ouida

Faggots of wood were lighted inside and the door was closed upon them until the oven was well heated. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Andrew Lang But before she touched it her eyes lighted on a tiny piece of sky visible through a crack of the rock, and her hand dropped by her side. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

There he finds a lighted lamp, brandy and soda on the table, and a packet of letters and newspapers. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassant The door opened on a room of uncommonly large dimensions, broad and high, lighted by an enormous window looking out over the valley. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Aramis lighted the candle from the lantern, pushed back the armchair, and approached the bed with an evident mixture of interest and respect. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Walter Scott He made choice of one with an nod of acknowledgment, filled his pipe, lighted it with the assistance of his pistol-flint, and smoked with infinite composure during the whole time of the sermon. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Her eyes glistened, as if frightened and attentive, above a lighted chin and a very white throat. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

He regarded M. Vandeloup in a most malignant manner, which, however, had no effect on that young gentleman, who produced a cigarette, and having lighted it proceeded to talk. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassan They and the comtesse stood on the steps leading down to the lake, while the comte got into his boat with a servant carrying a lighted torch and a net. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne This lighted for a minute a small room, which appeared perfectly empty. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Holding the cloth up before her face she went back into the lighted chapel, and kneeling down, she uncovered her face and threw the cloth over what lay before her. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

It lies at the bottom of a little flight of steps—a small stone cell some twelve feet square, lighted only from the doorway. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sinclair Lewis The floor was of red tiles and the charcoal broiler lighted up a string of copper stewpans. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

William Morris Then Ralph lighted down from his horse, and the woman rose up to him, her white smock all bloody with the slain man. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Guy de Maupassant Only two windows were still lighted up on the ground floor. Walter Schnaffs’ Adventure (L'Aventure de Walter Schnaffs) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Guy de Maupassan It was a nice looking house, and one could see behind the closed blinds that the windows were lighted up on the first floor. The Wrong House by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope It is a handsome, long chamber, lighted by skylights from the roof, and is amply large enough for the number to be accommodated. North America by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Candlesticks and oil lamps stood about in several places; and finding a match-safe handy, Willett lighted such as were ready for use. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]