Phrases with "lights"

H. Rider Haggard Before him lay the lake where the long morning lights quivered and danced, as its calm was now and again ruffled by a gentle breeze. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

There were few lightsonly now and then the flare of a torch which showed the grey stone houses, with every window latticed and shuttered. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle On the contrary, this was a creature of Wrath, open-mouthed and fierce-eyed, the latter being red, and their effect exaggerated by two electric lights which shone through them. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

The play was not yet over, and at one flick of a finger the lights were ready to go up again — the actors were still upon the stage, and, tense and expectant, the audience were still sitting on. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Mary Webb On the fringe of the town she saw lights in the bedroom windows of prosperous houses. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

D. H. Lawrence Feeble lights relieved the big, barren, official spaces—I wonder the fat official wasn’t afraid to be up here alone. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

George MacDonald A cry of repugnant fear broke from the children, and the lights vanished. Lilith by George MacDonald

Ralph Waldo Emerson The cloud-rack, the sunrise and sunset glories, rainbows, and northern lights are not quite so spheral as our childhood thought them; and the part our organization plays in them is too large. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Mark Twain We come in sight of the little bunch of lights by and by — that was the town, you know — and slid by, about a half a mile out, all right. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins There were no lights in the windows, no lamps in the streets. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And so, when he had come to the last line, he talked to her softly of it, pointing out the strange lights on the sea, and the shadows lying across the desolate country. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

E. F. Benson The lodge had no lights in any window. The Dust-Cloud by E. F. Benson

Nellie Bly Before the introduction of electric head lights for this purpose, the vessels were always compelled to tie up in the canal over night, because of the great danger of running into the sand banks. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Edith Wharton But overhead the canopy of darkness was as dense, except for the tall lights hanging it here and there with a planetary glory. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Robert Louis Stevenson Now he sat with a bowed head, now walked precipitately to and fro, now went and gazed from the uncurtained window, where the wind was still blowing, and the lights winked in the darkness. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

On the black mane of the forest lights flashed out, and my heart began to stir strangely, poignantly. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle A sound made him turn his head, and there, no very great distance off, were the lights of a car coming swiftly from the north. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A blaze of lights about a quarter of a mile farther down the line seemed to indicate the real whereabouts of the depot. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Jacques Futrelle As before, the Burglar looked back from time to time, but the lights did not reappear. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

What was that? Two sharp clicks and the lights in the hideous candelabra that hung from the ceiling suddenly went out. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

D. H. Lawrence The two white lights of the taxi stared round and departed, leaving the coast at the foot of the cliffs deserted, faintly spilled with light from the high lamp. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith The lights were torches and lanterns; the occupation of the boats moving in couples was the dragging for the dead. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Sinclair Lewis The car was sporting and rather dangerous, and the lights were powerful affairs fed by acetylene gas. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Externally there was nothing to hinder his making another start on the upward slope, and by his new lights achieving higher things than his soul in its half-formed state had been able to accomplish. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

H.P. Lovecraft Toward morning I must have dropped asleep with the lights on, for I awoke in darkness yesterday afternoon to find the batteries dead. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Charles Dickens Belinda, with a modest self-possession quite her own, promptly answered for this Spectre in a low, clear voice: The lights extinguished; by the hearth I leant, Half weary with a listless discontent. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

The lights from the church windows sent a yellow haze far out into the night, and every flake burned golden as it swept within the ray. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Sinclair Lewis I begin to see — I don’t know what it is I do see! But there’s lights — supernatural world that makes food and bed seem ridiculous. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

H. Rider Haggard When I read that letter, I felt that your Angela towered over me like the Alps, her snowy purity stained only by the reflected lights of heaven. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Virginia Woolf The mixture of lights was very odd; one leaf was a lurid green; another was a bright white. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Arthur Conan Doyle One side of the cooperage was pierced, however, by several open windows, and it was only by screening our lights behind staves that we could prevent them from being extinguished. The Fiend of the Cooperage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Don’t you want to take my chair down by the side of the boat there? I like to watch the lights on the water, and you may talk to me—if you like. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

James Payn A most terrible storm overtook us at midnight, while yet in sight of lights on English land, and in the midst of it our vessel sprung a leak. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Well, there’s a watchman outside all night to make sure the warning lights are kept burning. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

John Galsworthy He returned to a seat almost behind his young couple on the other side just before the lights went down. Over the River by John Galsworthy

I had a disturbing vision of darkness, full of lean jaws and wild eyes, amongst the hundred electric lights of the place. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Rudyard Kipling Those were all taken down, and she was empty up to her nose, and the lights came through the port holes — most annoying lights to work in till you got used to them. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Thomas Hardy These lights dotted the hillside like stars of a low magnitude. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Mary Webb The lights wavered and wandered. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Rudyard Kipling The night had closed in rain, and rolling clouds blotted out the lights of the villages in the valley. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H.P. Lovecraft It was about one A.M. that the lights were last seen. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Arthur Conan Doyle That’s it where the lights are. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Dickens His head turned round and round, lights flashed before his eyes, and he struggled hard with two men. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

From a dozen electric lights at the sides of the passage sprang a white glow. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis As always, she breathed, “Isn’t it slick! It’s the swellest cabinet I ever saw!” and as always, he agreed, “Certainly is; it lights up the room like a house afire. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell As he entered the long High Street of Monkshaven he could see the watching lights put out in parlour, chamber, or kitchen. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

E. F. Benson But I shall have all the lights in the room extinguished. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Bram Stoker I begin to get new lights on certain things which have puzzled me. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

There are the regulation rocks by the sea; and the big hotels on the beach about a mile off, flaring away with electric lights and roman-candles at night. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Elizabeth Gaskell When lights were brought, Molly was struck with the change in Osborne. He looked haggard and worn; perhaps with travelling and anxiety. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

The lights halted, and the two cars were revealed. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope But as the car stopped at the door with somewhat of a crash, he heard Emmeline say, “There’s Herbert,” and then as he got down they all retreated in among the lights in the hall. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens When I looked round, I could see the other lights coming in after us. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

There were no lights in the room, as it was not sufficiently dark for them, and Vandeloup smiled as he saw a fire in the grate. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

H. G. Wells Thence his eyes wandered over the town to far away where the ships’ lights shone, and the pier glowed — a little illuminated, facetted pavilion like a gem of yellow light. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is late at night when my hansom pulls up at No. 8, Little Brook Street, but there are still lights at the upper and lower windows, so I do not hesitate to pull the bell. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

H. G. Wells The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

H. G. Wells And even if there were not, if he was the only man in the world, he still had to follow his lights and do the right. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

After the murk of London it was queer to slip through garish stations with a hundred arc lights glowing, and to see long lines of lamps running to the horizon. Greenmantle by John Buchan

T. E. Lawrence One gave him a horse on which he charged down the ringleaders, while we dispersed groups by firing Very lights into their clothing. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Sinclair Lewis The lights at the foot of Vesuvius were flickering steel points. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling The lights were all cloaked in the front of the house when we arrived. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

John Galsworthy The night was windy and flew on black wings; the carriage lights had to search out the way. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

After dinner Smithson and Montesma sat on deck, smoking their cigars, and lazily watching the lights on sea, and the lights on shore; these brilliant in the foreground, those dim in the distance. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

There were no lights upon the sea. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

It was a beautiful, clear, moonlit night, so clear, indeed, that we could see the Dover lights almost from Calais harbor. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Machen On black winter nights he had seen the sparse lights glimmering through the rain and drawing close together, as the dreary road vanished in long perspective. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

D. H. Lawrence From the train going home at night he used to watch the lights of the town, sprinkled thick on the hills, fusing together in a blaze in the valleys. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins The canoes are waiting for him at the cape; I saw the lights as I passed. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

The lights and shadows that flit across it, its internal vicissitudes. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Wilkie Collins But, my dear, I am much older than you, and I have had a much longer experience than yours of what somebody calls ‘the lights and shadows of married life. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Thomas Wolfe Occasionally he saw somebody that he knew, and in the strangeness of it all they seemed to him like lights shining in the darkness of a lonely coast. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

William Makepeace Thackeray I am writing on the day before Twelfth Day, if you must know; but already ever so many of the fruits have been pulled, and the Christmas lights have gone out. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

E. F. Benson Also, when she looked out about half-past ten in the evening, and again when she went upstairs to bed, there were no lights in the house. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

H. G. Wells I saw the lights of Bordeaux when it was quite dark, a nebulous haze against black; of that I am reasonably sure. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Edith Wharton Hanging lights made emerald caverns in the depths of foliage, and whitened the spray of a fountain falling among lilies. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

D. H. Lawrence Somers ran down the stairs in the black dark — no lights in the hall — to open the door. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson It would be her last chance of anything like that, Alice said: in schools, you never had fires, and all lights went out to the minute. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith The ladies Bianca, Anna, and Lena issued mantled and hooded between the lights of two barricade watchfires. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

And the skipper gave letters into the hand of the King. By then was night fallen, and all the bright lights kindled in the hall. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

D.H. Lawrence The lights of the little farmhouse below had vanished, the yellow specks of ships were gone. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassan There were no lights to be seen in the castle except from two windows, which were those of the Countess’s apartments, and soon they were also extinguished. The White Lady by Guy de Maupassan

Virginia Woolf There were the lights of the great theatres, the lights of the long streets, lights that indicated huge squares of domestic comfort, lights that hung high in air. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Gertrude Stein We lighted the lights and went to bed. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

The lights were twinkling in the blue January dusk, and the warm breath of the city came to greet us. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

He could just see the house as a faint blur against the background of the sea, but there were no lights in any of the windows, and all was still and silent as the grave. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Anthony Trollope The mere act of dancing, with the loud music in the room, and the gay dresses and bright lights around her, had been delightful. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray Which, which of those twinkling lights illumines the chamber of Miss Fanny? Hicks is sitting in the court too, smoking his cigar. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

While he was gone I strolled to the side, and once more stood watching the lights reflected in the water below. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Ford Madox Ford But how could you send off a draft at night when every ten minutes you had two hours of lights out for an air-raid? Every man had nine sets of papers and tags that had to be signed by an officer. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Thee Bacchus, and Venus, if she comes in good-humor, and the Graces loth to dissolve the knot [of their union], and living lights shall prolong, till returning Phoebus puts the stars to flight. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

The lights here trouble my eyes; besides, I am most anxious to ask you ——” “No, no,” she vehemently objected, very much as if frightened. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope But it may be remembered that Courcy Castle was riot far from Barchester, and that Lady de Courcy was not given to hide her lights under a bushel. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Dodd trusted to science; barred the lee-ports, and had the dead lights put into the stem cabin and secured: then turned in for an hour’s sleep. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Virginia Woolf They were now moving steadily down the river, passing the dark shapes of ships at anchor, and London was a swarm of lights with a pale yellow canopy drooping above it. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Morgan Robertson In the distance were the lights of a house, and close to him was a young girl, who turned from him and fled, even as he called to her. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

D. H. Lawrence Strange lights appeared in the sky, everybody seemed to be listening for strange noises. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

I could feel dimly that lights were flared in my face, and that I was laid in some bed on the earth. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Only the City lay silently around her; only the river flowed below, and the stars flickered above, and in the houses lights shone. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

The lights were out in the hall, and a small yellow flame flitted about down there. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

He switches his lights on and off so often. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Matthew Arnold That simplicity of his soul is more to be loved than the false lights of yours. George Sand by Matthew Arnold [1877]

Anna Katherine Green One break and one only he observed in the double row of lights encircling the courtyard. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy Then the day came when it suddenly occurred to him that if he ascended to the point of view after dark, or possibly went a mile or two further, he would see the night lights of the city. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

As the men set the boat’s head to the welcome line of lights that marked the Neck, a black spot balanced upon a black line was swept under their stern and carried out to sea. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Sir Richard walks slowly to the stairs, down which Levi lights him. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The lights were extinguished one by one, except in the smoking-room. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

He has a horror of darkness on him, and that is why these lights burn. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Frances Hodgson Burnett After they had left the station they had driven through a tiny village and she had seen whitewashed cottages and the lights of a public house. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

And now the lights of Coralio appeared, distributed against the darkening shore to their right. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

H.P. Lovecraft The lights had been dim, yet even so the youth had complained that they dazzled him outrageously. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Victor Hugo He said to him, — “Do you know how the Almighty lights the fire called love? He places the woman underneath, the devil between, and the man at the top. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Ford Madox Ford He adopted that device of clearing the room in order to get rid of the beastly young subalterns who would use the place to spoon in when the lights were turned down. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Edith Wharton Neither of them spoke again till the motor turned under the dark arch of the avenue, and they saw the lights of Givre twinkling at its end. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

H. G. Wells It did not bother him in the least that the lights moving about in the street outside were reflected in an ever-changing pattern on the ceiling. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anatole France The lights of the city were mingled with the stars. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

He was not kept waiting long, and was soon ushered into the presence of the man who was well known as one of the shining lights of London’s journalistic circles. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Unhappily all the lights upon the landing were dimmed and he can give no description. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Walter Scott Bear witness, all ye sacred powers — Ye lights that ‘gin to shine — This night shall prove the sacred tie That binds your faith and mine. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its highest that the lights in his house failed to go on one Saturday night — and, as obscurely as it had begun, his career as Trimalchio was over. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mary Webb At these times, with amber lights from the windows playing over his well-shaped head, his rather heavy face looked, as the Miss Clombers from Wolfbatch Hall said, ‘so chivalrous, so uplifted. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Charles Dickens In ten minutes, all the lights of womankind seemed to have been blown out, and nothing in that way to be left this vault to brag of, but the flickering and expiring snuffs. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

The lights of the city could be plainly distinguished, and innumerable tongues of fire containing all the colours of the rainbow flashed up continually from factory chimneys. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Guy de Maupassant Soon lights began to gleam near the ground, between the trees, streaking the dried grass with long, yellow reflections. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Ten thousand trumpets then seemed to ring in his ears; lights flashed from his eyes. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Arthur Morrison Beyond, the shops grew few, and the lights fewer. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

At last the lights of Dover were to be distinctly seen ahead. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Come on!” The little party hurried off, their automobile lights flashing through the darkness of the curving drive, their voices disturbing the owls and waking many echoes in the violet stillness. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

D. H. Lawrence Yet along the high-road on the hillside above, plainer than any house-light, danced the lights of a cart, moving, or slowly sped the light of a bicycle, on the blackness. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The lights were visible now in the upper rooms of Father Forbes’ pastorate across the way. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

No lights anywhere and no windows that he could see! Then he turned the corner, and proceeded slowly down the other side. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

The doors, unbarr’d, receive the rushing day, And thoro’ lights disclose the ravish’d prey. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Maurice saw the lights leap from story to story, from casement to casement, until at last even the windows of Marie-Anne’s room were illuminated. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Electric lights in green globes were skilfully hidden all round, and a faint aquamarine twilight permeated the whole place, and made it look like a mermaid’s grotto in the depths of the sea. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

The massive facade of Smolny blazed with lights as we drove up, and from every street converged upon it streams of hurrying shapes dim in the gloom. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

F. Scott Fitzgerald At least once a fortnight a corps of caterers came down with several hundred feet of canvas and enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby’s enormous garden. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

There were no longer any lights or crowded wine-shops. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence So the long scale of lights seemed to trill across the darkness, now bright, now dim, swelling and sinking. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith The lights in the streets after dark and the quick running of her blood, combined to strike sparks of fancy and inspirit the task of composition at night. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Sir Walter Scott They then pressed forward upon the road towards Edinburgh, amid the lights of dawn which were now rising on the horizon. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Gissing The lights gleamed dismally in rain-puddles and on the wet pavement. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. G. Wells The lights were on the ground because as far as possible all poles and standards had been dispensed with to prevent complications when the airships rose. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

The mist in the air surrounded the lights with a halo, and my nostrils were filled with the acrid smell of burning leaves. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Arthur Machen But at last, one evening, when the play of lights and shadows was scarce beginning, and the clear cloudless air left all distinct and shining, there came the moment. The Red Hand by Arthur Machen

F. Scott Fitzgerald Someone put on the auditorium lights full and then dimmed them again hurriedly. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Pu Songling He went farther and farther: the moving lights were rarer; ere long he only saw before him the fire of a white lantern decorated with two red peonies. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

His exercised eyes had made out in the confused movements of lights and shadows thronging the roadway the crawling approach of a hansom. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Sir Walter Scott The lights glanced on headlands and capes and inland hills, and the whole district was alarmed by the signal of invasion. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Then they crossed the Lowe Burn, skirted the bog, and came in a little to the lower meadows, while afar off over the rough crest of the Fairy Knowe twinkled the lights of the farm. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

A three-foot railing separated it from the cliff road; the windows on the ground-floor were all open, and shaded lights and the low sound of voices revealed where the occupants were finishing dinner. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Charles Dickens My back was turned towards the distant Hulks as I walked on, and, though I could see the old lights away on the spits of sand, I saw them over my shoulder. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

The servant in leaving had turned out all the lights except one at his right hand, which vividly lit up his face, and which, since the fire had burned low, made the only bright patch in the room. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Sinclair Lewis Not till four-thirty, when the lights were on, did he succeed. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton At five in the morning, through dying lights and dead streets, he made his way back to Mrs. Hubbard’s. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

To one of these the chief walked, and raising the mat he led the way into another grotto like the last, with the same bright lights and the same adornments, but of smaller size. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle I rapidly overtook it, and then, keeping at a discreet distance of a hundred yards or so, I followed its lights until we were clear of the town. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

H.P. Lovecraft He was said to entertain strange visitors, and the lights seen from his windows were not always of the same colour. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Jacques Futrelle The lights died as suddenly as they had been born, and Mr. Grimm, moving noiselessly, visited each of the four windows in turn. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Edith Wharton Vance was seized by the longing to be alone with Floss — chatter silenced, lights extinguished, only he and she lifted above the world on a moon-washed height. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

That night, at her hotel in San Francisco, she double-locked her door and lay down without undressing, leaving all lights burning and an automatic pistol underneath her pillow. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Only the red lights of the smokers were visible, dotted here and there like glow-worms. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

D. H. Lawrence Smash went the lights of the hall — somebody smashing the electric lamps. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

It lights him on his way, it warms his home, it will even cook his dinner for him — very much like a woman. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Walter Scott The town now darkened before them, sparkling, at the same time, through its obscurity, by the many lights which illuminated the houses of the citizens. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Sinclair Lewis He was startled when two sickly car lights were conjured up just in front of him, and he had to swerve, to take the chance of going off the road and down, bottomlessly down. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith The roar grew muffled, phantoms poured along the pavement, yellow beamless lights were in the shop-windows, all the vehicles went at a slow march. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The great-eyed Plato proportioned the lights and shades after the genius of our life. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

H.P. Lovecraf It was fully a week before the villagers noticed that no lights were appearing at dusk in the windows of the cottage under the trees. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

E. Phillips Oppenheim Afterwards she sat outside and watched the shadows deepen, watched the lights fade from violet into grey, and from grey into obscurity. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Rising high above our littleness, that watched, fascinated, the struggle of lights and shadows over the soul entangled in the wreck of a man’s body, the rocks had a monumental indifference. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Far and wide spread the marshes, flatly towards the shore of the river on one side, but on the other sloping up to Gartley village, which twinkled with many lights on the rising ground. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

E. Phillips Oppenheim The lights in the billiard- room and drawing-room were extinguished. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

William Hope Hodgson Be careful to keep your lights away from the sails. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

It is a copy of this, which, in very splendid colouring, fills the window that lights the Brandon state seat in the chapel. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Adam Lindsay Gordon Who cares, ‘mid wines and fruits and flowers, Though death or danger compass him; He had his faults, and we have ours, The lights are growing dim. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Algernon Blackwood The lights went out, and the armed patrol, pacing to and fro outside the iron railings that kept the desert back, eyed them curiously. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Miles Franklin A heavy lamp was on each of the four brackets in the corners, and another swung from the centre of the ceiling, and candelabra threw many lights from the piano. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Edgar Allan Poe The square of the Campanile lay silent and deserted, and the lights in the old Ducal Palace were dying fast away. The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe [1834]

A sharp click and a cluster of lights went up in the hall. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

It was a tolerably fine winter’s day, and a ray of that pale English sun which lights but does not warm came through the bars of her prison. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins The flash of lights flew along the dark passage. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

G. K. Chesterton Through the dense London atmosphere they could see below them the flaming London lights; lights which lay beneath them in squares and oblongs of fire. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Rudyard Kipling The face was working now in the yellow lights reflected from the close-buttoned raincoat. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Guy de Maupassan He would stop quickly before a clearing where the white vapor of the moon lights the woods, and he would press my hand, saying: ‘Look! look! but you don’t understand me; I feel it. A Widow by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle There are the lights of the shanty. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Guy de Maupassant She ran screaming at the top of her voice, and bumping against the trees she did not heed, her eyes fastened on the gleaming lights of the distant town. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Virginia Woolf Travelling lights drove a plumy wedge among unseen and sunken roads, but no lights opened among the folded wings of the hills, and there was no sound save the cry of a bird seeking some lonelier tree. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Edith Wharton For it was an art, and made up, like all others, of concessions, eliminations and embellishments; of lights judiciously thrown and shadows skillfully softened. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Sinclair Lewis With the shop windows dark, the traffic lights showing only as small red and green crosses, the avenue was like a country lane. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

The lights were burning, he could see from underneath the door, but not the slightest sound came from inside the room. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Gustave Flauber But a man had followed him, and through the darkness, for the lights of the feast were hidden by the corner of the palace, he recognised Spendius. “Begone!” said he. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

H. G. Wells Between these high lights accumulated disaster, social catastrophe. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Besides, there are lights every hundred yards and always armed sentries stationed about. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Edith Wharton As they turned down the lane they saw the lights of the high road, and the illuminated trolleys jogging by. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Mark Twain An hour before midnight the tavern closed up and its lights (the only ones thereabouts) were put out. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Zona Gale It was by no means like going to meet the lights of a city. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

H. G. Wells For me from the beginning Nettie was the figure of beauty, the shape and color of the divine principle that lights the world. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

George Meredith Flying lights and blood-blotches rushed within a span of her forehead. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Round the balcony were several windows belonging to the dressing-rooms of the theatre, and the lights within shone through the vivid red of the blinds with which they were covered. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence The lights went down: The Shoes of Shagput was about to begin. The Blue Moccasins by D. H. Lawrence [1928]