Phrases with "liked"

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein liked that picture, it was a portrait of a woman with a long face and a fan. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

D. H. Lawrence It seemed to Miss Louisa he scarcely distinguished one person from another, but that he liked to be near her, or to Miss Mary, for some sort of contact which stimulated him unknown. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

I liked her looks the moment I saw her. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

They would have liked to be genuine explorers, like Livingstone in Africa; but, as their destination had been decided for them, their exploring had to be confined to wayside wonders. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Margaret Oliphant Fond of good fare himself he liked to communicate and recommend it, and Walter’s appetite was excellent, if perhaps his taste was uncultivated. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Anthony Trollope The poor people had become used to her and liked her ways. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

He was also rather sorry for her, because he suspected that neither Mallinson nor the American liked missionaries, especially female ones. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Henry James He wasn’t sure whether he liked or hated that; but these alternatives mattered equally little to his hostess, who looked at her friends as if to verify a catalogue. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Willa Cather If a lad kissed her when he brought her home from a dance, she was indulgent and she rather liked it. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

D. H. Lawrence Hermione liked everybody to be early. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James But I’ve always rather liked striking out a line,” said Mr. Bantling serenely. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Sarah Orne Jewett I liked the trousers best; I used to climb the riggin’ with ’em and frighten mother till she said an’ vowed she’d never take me to sea again. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Henry James I thought you liked him better – the dear little unfortunate. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Catherine Helen Spence The piece was so very different in plot from what I was used to — and even in character — that I did not quite know whether I liked it or not, but I knew quite well that I liked the acting. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

One liked to feel that he was doing credit to one’s good taste as he was walking by one’s side. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

E. F. Benson However, it was not so bad as Stonegappe. Charlotte liked Mr. White extremely; also Ellen’s home was within nine miles of Rawdon, and meetings might be possible. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

He had to do this oftener than he liked during the next twenty-four hours; for Ruth really thought that excessive candor now was a more or less adequate atonement for an excessive reserve in the past. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Sinclair Lewis He liked people so much, he so much wanted them to like him that he could not bear insulting them. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope On the whole, indeed, Marie liked the capitaine, and felt that he was her friend; and in her country such marriages were not uncommon. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Mrs. Spragg, for her part, was certainly not delicate; but she was simple and without malice, and Ralph liked her for her silent acceptance of her diminished state. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Theodore Dreiser He liked better books than she read, better people than she associated with. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hughes If you only showed you liked it, you’d have all the best fellows in the house running after you. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Edith Wharton He would have liked to prolong their talk for the purely aesthetic pleasure of making Mr. Spence lose time, and, better still, of making him forget that he was losing it. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Henry James Maggie liked to see far, and now she could sit upstairs and rake the whole future. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope But you have thought that you could do what you liked with me. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Willa Cather He liked Julia quite as well as he liked me, and he liked me quite as well as he liked any of the women to whom he would be fitfully agreeable upon the voyage. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Sinclair Lewis He found Nande Azeredo; and he was rather completely untrue to Fran, and while he liked Nande, he could not persuade himself to like being untrue. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Mr. Parham would have liked to have had notice of the question. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Wilkie Collins Besides, I liked my aunt, and my aunt liked me. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The photograph he liked most of all, for the eyes were smiling, and the face was open and frank. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

H. G. Wells For those men and women who chose to ignore these conditions and to achieve any sort of union they liked the State would have no concern, unless offspring were born illegitimately. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Anthony Trollope He had forgiven it all and was gracious to her — coming at her beck and call, and sitting with her as though he liked her presence. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Roger had not liked to say anything at first, even when his work increased, and later on Dick had not been “to be got at. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

I liked it better than the people who were round me. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Elizabeth Gaskell People kept hinting he ought to be put away, which neither papa nor I liked to think of. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

D. H. Lawrence So did Lou. Lou liked it immensely. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis But I wouldn’t like it! I liked it when the hired girl worked all week for eight dollars and did the washing and baked cookies for the little massa — that was me. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Radclyffe Hall Ralph liked womanly women; well, Elizabeth liked manly men. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Thomas Wolfe Lewald liked to give parties; he just couldn’t do enough for George, and was always trumping up an excuse for another party. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

William Hope Hodgson Even then, I was not able to walk so far as the Pit. I would have liked to ask my sister, how high the water had risen; but felt it was wiser not to mention the subject to her. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Sinclair Lewis He was so much the man, the worker, the friend, that she liked him when she most tried to stand out against him; he was so much the successful executive that she did not want him to despise her. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells He did not know for the life of him whether he liked or disliked all or any of the Larkins cousins. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I liked to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter into their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Steele Rudd Pulling the suckers and “heeling it up” with hoes was but child’s play — we liked it. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Frances Hodgson Burnett He was so big now that she was not a real nurse, but she had been his nurse when he was quite little and “Mother” liked her to travel with them. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

I dare say I have never felt it, though I should have liked to take care of Lenore, and not let her work so hard, and make a garden for her. The Understudy by Mary Cholmondeley

George Meredith He had his opportunities, and evidently he liked her. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope But he was an ugly, swarthy little boy, with great black eyes, small cheeks, and a high forehead,—very unlike such a Popenjoy as Lord George would have liked to have seen. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Yet if not actively liked it is at least tolerated. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Anatole France He said he liked football; that he introduced the game in France, and that now football is quite the fashion. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Thomas Wolfe Grace, of course, loved music and missed the opera, while he liked the theatre, and it would be good to have again the companionship of certain people whom they knew. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope She liked him very well, but she had never thought of marrying him; and now, when he made his proposal, she could not bring herself to think of it. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant He came to his friend’s house and was immediately liked for his easy cordiality, in spite of his radical ideas. Friend Joseph (L'Ami Joseph) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Gertrude Stein Georgine Skeene liked travelling. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Henry James Bernard watched him till he lost sight of him, and then, dropping into the first empty chair that he saw, he sat and reflected that his friend liked it quite as little as he had feared. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Trollope Indeed, he went further than this, and told his kinsman that he liked the society of the office as little as he did either the wages or the work. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Willa Cather She liked him to admire her needlework, and did not hesitate to show him the featherstitching and embroidery she was putting on her new underclothes. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

I had been used to going about among the cottagers at home, and I liked the work. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

At the same time he felt as though he would have liked to wring his neck for him without ceremony. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Henry Handel Richardson An’ then he could see how he liked it. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence She liked the big, new, rambling vicarage, desolate and stark on its hill. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I liked his dare-devil look, the only time I saw en. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Anthony Trollope I could have half of them to live with me if I liked it. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Theodore Dreiser And Cowperwood liked this great solid Irishman. He liked his history. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald She liked warmth and summer and Dixie. These things were foreign — foreign. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He kept the mare in town, and on a pleasant afternoon he liked to knock off early, as he phrased it, and let the mare out a little. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Eliot He had not liked the revelation himself when it had first come to him. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Sinclair Lewis She had no especial personal ambition; she had come here because she liked adventure. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Jane Austen She liked him — in spite of his gravity and reserve, she beheld in him an object of interest. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

He liked her uncle; what more natural than that he should like that gallant soldier, whom Marian adored as the first of mankind? And it was out of his liking for the Captain that he came so often. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

What I liked best of all was the joining of two phrases, “strictly speaking, no one person really invented powder. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Boots looked at her regretfully, for he liked children. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Radclyffe Hall She was handsome but much too large and unyielding both in body and mind, and they liked clinging women. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins There was great crowding and confusion, and more delay than I liked (in case any of her friends had happened to be on the spot), in reclaiming her luggage. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Willa Cather But even she liked light-heartedness in others; she drudged, indeed, to keep it going. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anthony Trollope Why should she refuse him? What was it that she wanted in the world? She liked him, his manners, his character, his ways, his mode of life, and after a fashion she liked his person. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

H. G. Wells He could express himself in any literary form he liked or by sketch or caricature as the mood took him. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Julian Hawthorne But I liked the spectacle of mental even less than that of material decay; and though the poor gentleman had asked me for my sympathy, I scarcely knew how to give it to him. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Henry James But I’ve liked you, Francie, I’ve believed in you, and I don’t wish you to be able to say that in spite of the thunderbolt you’ve drawn down on us I’ve not treated you with tenderness. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson I liked doing them indeed; but when they were done, I could see they were rubbish. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Victor Hugo Nevertheless, Anne smiled on Josiana. Perhaps she might even have liked her, had she not been her sister. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I would have liked to send my own fellows back to rest, but I couldn’t spare them yet. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

H. G. Wells He liked them, they liked him and he knew they both liked him. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Henry James She liked it, she enjoyed it; she thought it a very nice place. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Anthony Trollope I have never liked Scarrowby, because it is not pretty, as this place is; but, oh, how I shall like to go there now! And when you are here, Papa will get to be so fond of you. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins I liked Naomi Colebrook at first sight; liked her pleasant smile; liked her hearty shake of the hand when we were presented to each other. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

George Gissing He would have liked to ask several questions, but pride forbade him. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing Can you understand how I felt? Not jealousy, for I never even liked him. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Mr Hesketh liked nothing better than high tea, liked nothing so much. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Dr. Rylance liked money; but he liked it only for what it could buy. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

She liked me the best of whatever there was at Bretton.” “You thought so. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Henry James It marked what he liked to mark, that he needed, on the matter in question, instruction from no one on earth. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

George Meredith Those primitive school masters of the million liked it, and took their pleasure in that way. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

William Makepeace Thackeray Then she hasked me if I liked blond bewties and haubin hair. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

She was not liked of the people. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

H. G. Wells When the old man was ill he liked my father to take his arm when he walked in the garden. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Margaret Oliphant He liked Katie, and had not been much accustomed to deny himself what he liked even in his days of poverty. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Virginia Woolf Whether or not he liked them it was impossible to tell from his kind but experienced manner. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

I looked up Eaucourt Sainte–Anne on the map, and the more I studied its position the less I liked it. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Thorhall stared; then, with a preliminary cough, he asked how Glámr liked faggot-picking. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing On pleasant afternoons, when he was ‘off duty,’ Mr. Ruddiman liked to have a long ramble by himself about the fields and lanes. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing

Henry James He liked everything about them: he was, for instance, not at all above liking the fact that they had very slender feet and high insteps. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Sinclair Lewis Knute tried to fool himself into thinking he liked the grub, but Ray couldn’t keep his damp hands off the old man’s soul. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope And it has been done for papa, who has, I think, liked his bed and his dinner all the better, because they have passed through his daughters’ hands. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Virginia Woolf They would have liked had they dared to take each other by the hand, but the consciousness of eyes fixed on them from behind had not yet deserted them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Theodore Dreiser He began to look at her at times, with a speculative eye — not very critically, for he liked her — but with an attempt to weigh her personality. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

I should have liked to be there some time to study the ways of a tribe of ants. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

For my part, with all my love for my profession, I liked ingenuity still better than force, and preferred what the vulgar call swindling, even to the highroad. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Henry James He liked to think of this effect when far from it, liked to convince himself of it yet again when near. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

Yet I have rarely faced a job I liked so little. Prester John by John Buchan

Virginia Woolf A model dairy and a hospital up here — those two things she would have liked to do, herself. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Elizabeth Von Arnim No wonder people liked admirers. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Anthony Trollope He had always liked his work, and he now determined that he would, like it better than ever. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Even if Barbarina liked her better than any one else this was mostly because she liked every one else so little. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Gertrude Stein One day she told him that she liked his photographs of her better than any that had ever been taken except one snap shot I had taken of her recently. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

She had all the delicacies he liked best for his breakfast. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Those who made it liked to make a little mystery of the process; but it was really very simple. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

She liked a play and a pantomime, with a slight supper afterwards. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Edith Wharton He liked the way the trees overhung the Scrimser yard, the straggling lilacs, and the neglected white rose over the porch. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Meredith I could have done nearly what I liked with him; his skill was that of a common regimental sabreur. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell I am very sorry for my stupidity and improper way of speaking; but I hope we are friends now, Mr. Harrison, for I should wish to be liked by Sophy’s husband. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Sinclair Lewis He liked Emily’s morning gossip, but he never dreamed of demanding her presence — of demanding anything from her. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Marie Corelli She would have liked to continue the conversation, but her uncle was fatigued by his journey, and expressed the desire for an hour’s rest. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Lillian and Dan, however, liked to be in one another’s company without any third person to spoil their pleasure, and on this occasion — being humoured as lovers — they were entirely alone. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis He liked — and possibly he was liked by — some of them. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Andrew Lang The king gave him leave, and told him that he might go to the stable and take any horse he liked from the stables. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Adams Had Lincoln and Seward been the ruffians supposed, the average Englishman would have liked them the better. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

He liked small women—and he was haunted by the wish to plunge his hands in your hair—’ She said nothing, only came closer to him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Henry James That was the way he liked them — not to think too much, not to feel any responsibility for the government of the world, such as he was sure Miss Chancellor felt. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

I told him if he liked his place he’d better keep his mouth shut. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells Yet somehow she would have liked something, a precursor or something, rather more in the quality of a caress. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Virginia Woolf She would have liked a speech. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

D. H. Lawrence Connie liked the interior much better than Wragby. It was much lighter, more alive, shapen and elegant. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing She would have liked to speak of him with her father; but Dr. Derwent never broached the subject, and she could not herself lead up to it. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

D. H. Lawrence She liked to see his neck glistening with water as he swilled it. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson And he, upon his side, liked a place where a dinner party was not of necessity unintellectual, and where men stood up to him in argument. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Lucy Maud Montgomery Then she briefly told him Anne’s history and the result of the interview with Mrs. Spencer. “I wouldn’t give a dog I liked to that Blewett woman,” said Matthew with unusual vim. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Henry Kingsley She liked me, and wanted to stay with me. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

George Gissing Evening was the old man’s best time, and when he had kept his own chamber through the day he liked to come and sit with Jane as she had her supper. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins We liked the place; the air agreed with us; and we determined to prolong our residence for some weeks to come. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Radclyffe Hall Milly would have liked to chum up with her, her diggings were just above Milly’s and Harriet’s. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells She was not one of these gardening women, but she liked her garden in order — things growing where they were planted and as they were planted — under control . The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Maria Edgeworth Forester liked neither; he preferred playing with a cat; and he sat all night apart from the company in a corner of a sofa. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing If he liked a thing he said so, and strongly; if he felt no liking where his guide-book directed him to be enthusiastic, he kept silence and cudgelled his brains. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Lady Kirkbank liked to make her friends laugh. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Eliot I should have liked to bring my books with me, but I came away in a hurry, you know. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

She was inclined to forget that the child belonged to any one but herself; indeed, had the question been brought home to her, she would have hardly liked to admit his father’s claim upon him. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

You liked and admired one another immediately when your wife introduced you. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Benjamin Disraeli The Duke liked him, for it is agreeable to be courted by those who are themselves considered. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Robert Green Ingersoll Well, after He got the woman done she was brought to the man, not to see how she liked him, but to see how he liked her. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Edith Wharton He would have liked to linger on in the monastery, leading the tranquil yet busy life of the monks, and trying to read the baffling riddle of its completeness. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

She liked the amusements that other girls of her position liked. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Meredith For Sir Franks liked many things in life, and hated one thing alone—which was ‘bother. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

George Gissing We liked each other; that we had both of us found out, and there was no need to put it into words. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing That Nancy was a tender mother, he knew from the letter she had written him after the baby’s birth,—a letter he would have liked to read again, but forbore. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell I thought that small book the production of a lady, and an amiable, sensible woman, and I liked it. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Radclyffe Hall She spoilt things while trying to make herself agreeable; they really liked her better when she was grumpy. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Theodore Dreiser He liked to feel that he was a vital part of this great and growing industry. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton He would have liked to see her again, to be with her just once on those rocks facing the sunrise. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

He liked to hear the journalist talk of the great men who had failed, and of the little men who had succeeded in art and literature. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry James He was conscious he should have liked better to please her in some other way. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells They liked each other’s voices, they liked each other’s way of smiling and speaking. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

George Gissing Polly liked to be addressed by strange young men; experience had made her so skilful in austere rebuke. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle You might lie, or stand, or do what you liked as long as you didn’t run. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

It seemed as if the two most remarkable men in Europe liked each other so well that they could not remain apart — and so ill that they could not remain together. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

But you have no prepossession in the matter? Except an inclination to back your friends’ view?” “Yes. I thought Prince John a decent fellow, and I liked the queer old Monarchist chaps. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling Hugh liked it well from the first. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

George Meredith The heart counts everything’ ‘Was I very much liked by the people, Signor Angelo?’ ‘They love you. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Meredith He liked flowers, and he liked to hear the praise of his wife’s horticultural skill. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

D. H. Lawrence He liked to post his letters at Charing Cross post office. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Kingsley Through all my rascalities, old Jeff, I swear to you that I respected and liked her to the last. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Washington Irving When sentence of death was passed upon him, he observed “that he liked it well, for he should die before his heart was soft, or he had spoken any thing unworthy of himself. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

He would have liked (he was conscious that it was selfish, but yet he would have liked) to have Ruth near him always. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

James Joyce I liked better some American detective stories which were traversed from time to time by unkempt fierce and beautiful girls. Dubliners by James Joyce

Henry James Presently he said, “If I had done as I liked I would have come to see you several times. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He liked knowing that Gothic architecture, with its upward trend, was peculiarly appropriate to universities, and the idea became personal to him. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Wolfe He liked to see tall grasses billowing on a hillside, and he liked old shaded roads that wound away to quietness from driven glares of speed and concrete. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Eliot He liked to remind himself and his son too that his fatherly indulgence had provided the accommodation. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

H. G. Wells He would have liked a last talk with his boys and to have put his wife into a good frame of mind, but even these desires were perhaps more sentimental than real. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Louisa May Alcott Amy liked the idea, and gave her leave to arrange the light closet next her room, hoping it would do her good. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Theodore Dreiser Addison was not at all concerned over coming here — liked the idea of it; his own position and that of his wife in Chicago was secure. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Eh, but his father was a caution! How easy he had downed Jock Gilmour! The boy was afraid of his father himself, but he liked to see him send other folk to the right about. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

D. H. Lawrence You’re going to Mullumbimby this week-end with Jack and Victoria, aren’t you?” “Yes. And I thought if we liked it we might stay down there for a while — by the sea — away from the town. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James She liked her young friend just as he was; she humored him, flattered him, laughed at him, caressed him — did everything but advise him. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

John Galsworthy He would have liked an admiral, but they were all out of reach. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope He did like his cousin Lizzie. He liked to feel that he could be her friend, with the power of domineering over her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Robert Green Ingersoll Think of their being forced to trace their ancestry back to the duke Orang Outang, or to the princess Chimpanzee. After thinking it all over, I came to the conclusion that I liked that doctrine. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Meredith You’ve gone some way to make a man of Leo.” He liked her well: he promised to come. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Edith Wharton It was not that she wanted them to be more disinterested; but she would have liked them to be more picturesque. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Sinclair Lewis She liked best to talk about Hugh to Kennicott, Vida, and the Bjornstams. She was happily domestic when Kennicott sat by her on the floor, to watch baby make faces. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell I think he liked her, but it’s all over now. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell I should have liked to walk, too, very much indeed; but I did not know how far I might do it; and, in fact, I dared not speak to ask to be helped down the deep steps of the gig. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Anthony Trollope He liked money, but he liked having his own way too. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

There were moments when she thought that she rather liked him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope The young lady, he said, might of course do what she liked with her own when it was her own; but he thought that she should not be hurried. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Henry James She liked him — she had liked him all the while; now anything might happen! She was ready — she had been ready always, waiting for him to speak. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

H. G. Wells He liked to do clever things with his brain and hands and body, but he was bored beyond endurance by the idea of a continual struggle for existence. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells I liked letting them know they were fools. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Virginia Woolf She liked his solidity, as he sat opposite her munching his chicken methodically. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]