Phrases with "looked"

E. F. Benson Then he looked at Maud, smiled encouragement to her, and spoke. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Sir Richard Burton So he looked at the Maghrabi smiling and drooping his head groundward and saying with the tongue of the case that he was content. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Andrew Lang It turned out to be an inn, but before entering Fortunatus thought he had better make sure of the truth of what the lady had told him, and took out the purse and looked inside. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

They looked at each other curiously. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

She looked about her with eyes that did not see. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

John Galsworthy She stood looking at him, as he not long before had looked at her. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

He lifted his head and looked nervously around till his eye fell on the Roman bust. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

I looked into the bar for a word with the old fowlers, particularly my own man, Samson Grose, whom I had appointed to meet me there. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

He looked up pensive in my face. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Oscar Wilde It looked the loveliest of little live things. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

The windows, which were sashless and very large, looked over to Karnak. The sparrows flew in and out as they listed. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

George Meredith She looked so white, she looked so sweet: Red rose and white in the garden; She looked so pure he fell at her feet: And the bird sings over the roses. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

H. G. Wells She looked into the glowing recesses of the fire before her and controlled her voice by an effort. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Henry Fielding He then went up to Adams, and telling him he looked like the ghost of Othello, bid him not shake his gory locks at him, for he could not say he did it. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Arthur Conan Doyle It was not a dangerous exploit, for he could always pretend that he had simply looked in to ask a question. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Pu Songling He looked at the first basket he took to the bank; it was only putrid flesh and broken bones. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

H. G. Wells He looked at them strangely, full of intense emotion. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A man, seated before a desk, looked up at their entrance. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

When I looked at the way I had escaped my brain grew dizzy at the thought of it. Prester John by John Buchan

Henry James We stood and looked at it together once for half an hour; I remember perfectly what she said. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

Nikolai Gogol He looked round — it was Basavriuk! Ugh, what a face! His hair was like a brush, his eyes like those of a bull. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Oscar Wilde How well he remembered it all! Every moment of his lonely childhood came back to him as he looked round. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Victor Hugo Having done all this, he looked up into the deep shadow above him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

John Galsworthy And the plane-trees looked their best, just making up their minds to turn; nice trees, shapely. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling I am the Woman of Shamlegh.’ She looked him over with bold, bright eyes, unlike the usual furtive glance of hillwomen. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Algernon Blackwood I lost all recollection of how she looked in a town. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Jack London Why in the deuce hadn’t Lon given me the tip before we arrived? I looked at her face, unnoticed by her, and the longer I looked the harder it was to take my eyes away. Lost Face by Jack London

Anthony Trollope They did not call him “your grace” or “my Lord,” or make spoken allusion to his rank; but they looked it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Andrew Lang After some time Petru saw something white rise up out of the red of the sky, and when he drew nearer he saw it was a castle, and so splendid that his eyes were dazzled when they looked at it. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Before and after these hours little if anything was looked for, and at four o’clock the establishment closed its doors. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Kate Chopin When she was alone she looked mechanically at the back of her hand which he had kissed so warmly. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

He looked at me with a sort of pity. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

George Meredith She looked a trifle gauche, it struck me; more like a country girl with the hoyden taming in her than the well-bred creature she is. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Thomas Hardy Elfride looked at the time; nine of the twelve minutes had passed, and Stephen showed no signs of moving. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

It looked a regular grand affair, my word. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope The eyes around looked into him with no friendly alacrity. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray Schnabel looked at me with a scowl, Klingenspohr with a simper, the dog with a yelp, the fat lady in blue just gave one glance, and seemed, I thought, rather well pleased. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

Kate Chopin His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Jack London It had been an irresistible attraction before ever his eyes opened and looked upon it. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

A single light, still bright yellow in what was left of the daylight, starred the side that looked on the river. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

William Hope Hodgson Presently, looking about me, I discovered the bo’sun to be surveying that part which looked over towards the weed, and I made across to join him. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Isabella Bird It had been pitched on damp and filthy ground in a corner of the yard, among mules, horses, asses, dogs, and the roughest of rough men, but even there the damp inside looked like home. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Andrew Lang At last, in despair, he looked round, and saw to his amazement that both the city and palace had vanished completely. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson He had certainly looked over the edge of numberless hollows in the sand-dunes with vivid anticipations of having a bullet whizz by him on each separate occasion. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He looked down at the tablecloth—anywhere to escape from the sweetness of her heart-troubled look. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anthony Trollope He looked round upon them in a deprecatory manner, making a slight motion with his hand and bringing his head down on one side, and then he gave a long sigh. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

H.G. Wells He looked at the Angel, and the “strange woman” theory was disposed of. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Nobody but myself noticed it; and I only because I looked out for it. Lost in the Post by Ellen Wood [1870]

Rafael Sabatini And the very next turn in the road brought them face to face with one who, in the distance, looked a likely quarry. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Azzolati looked positively scared for a moment as though he had got into the wrong suite of rooms. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Henry Lawson He shook hands, looked anywhere but in my face — and said nothing. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Gaston Leroux Rouletabille looked up at the sky and, no doubt, finding its appearance satisfactory, took my arm and said: “Come on! — I need a walk. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Andrew Lang He looked so ugly and cross that all his subjects feared him, and he hated the very sight of a cheerful face; so if he ever caught anyone smiling he had his head cut off that very minute. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Washington Irving There was a delicious sensation of mingled security and awe with which I looked down from my giddy height, on the monsters of the deep at their uncouth gambols. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Once or twice he looked down and saw only the twined white strands stretching away in the black abyss. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

His Military Policemen he looked on as no better than coolies. Burmese Days by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton Then he looked again at the lawn with its incredible inscription. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

The editor’s lip quivered, and his cheek grew pale; he looked anxiously around — hesitated — delayed; the crowd became impatient. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Edith Wharton Varick was said to be fond of good living, and as Waythorn sat despatching his hurried luncheon he looked across half enviously at the other’s leisurely degustation of his meal. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Katherine Mansfield I looked down at the horsehair sofa so openly flouting the idea of curling up as immoral, pulled the red pillow on to the floor and lay down. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Why do you laugh?” When she had fairly gone Lawrence and Janet Cardiff looked at each other and smiled. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

You looked as if you were playing at Punch and Judy.” On Carrie asking if she could offer them anything, Lupin said: “Oh, I think Daisy will take on a cup of tea. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Jules Verne Things looked serious for Uncle Prudent and Phil Evans. “It is serious, then, this absurd project of taking us to the Antipodes.” “And whether we like it or not!” exclaimed the other. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle The three dark figures with their long fantastic shadows looked eerie and unnatural in the yellow glare. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Meredith With Beauchamp!’ Astonishment and laughter surrounded him, and Palmet looked from face to face, equally astonished, and desirous to laugh too. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Olaf Stapledon At sunset, after his work, he looked at the field; and twilight fell upon him looking, and the stars came out. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis Kennicott looked up from the Journal of the American Medical Society. “Hello! What time did you get back?” she cried. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

James Joyce And they call me the Jewel of Asia, Of Asia, The Geisha. He looked away from me. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Ann Radcliffe He looked up to the shadowy countenance of the stranger; and almost believed he beheld an inhabitant of the world of spirits. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Rudyard Kipling When he looked up the man of the woods had gone. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

He looked on the operations of nature “in disconnection dull and spiritless;” he could no longer apprehend her unity nor feel her charm. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Benjamin Disraeli This was to be a great festival, and was looked forward to with corresponding interest. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Anthony Trollope At first she looked at him wistfully — anxious to learn by his face whether her lover had been with him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

I looked down, and saw that the boys had cut their names all over the desks, just as English boys would do. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

H. Rider Haggard She looked into his face, and it was tender towards her — that night was made for lovers — and tears of happiness stood in her eyes. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle Two terrible eyes looked out of it — two eyes so full of hungry longing and hopeless despair that all the secret miseries of thirty years flashed into that one glance. The Confession by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne Was it a flour mill that had anchored on it during the night? It looked like it, with its wings and sails — motionless and mysterious in the gathering gloom. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Arthur Machen Lewis knelt down by the dead man and looked closely at the great gaping wound in his side. The Terror by Arthur Machen

They looked impatiently over the people’s heads, standing on tip-toe at every step. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Thomas Hardy Having looked round about, they were intending to re-enter the copse when a fox quietly emerged with a dragging brush, trotted past them tamely as a domestic cat, and disappeared amid some dead fern. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

E. T. A. Hoffmann It looked as if it were the grinning form of death himself in whose arms the young man lay. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Olaf Stapledon Though he had by now been seriously influenced by the true Victor’s values, he looked for something more spectacular and more lucrative than lecturing in evening classes. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

John Locke Trials often reconcile us to that, which at a distance we looked on with aversion; and by repetitions wear us into a liking of what possibly, in the first essay, displeased us. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

George Gissing Though he’s rich I found him living in a very plain way, in a room which looked like a museum, full of fossils, stuffed birds and animals, queer old pictures, no end of such things. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells She turned her back on laughter and gladness and looked for distress. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Anthony Trollope But she, putting her two hands up to her head, and brushing her hair away from her forehead, looked up to him for what further words might come to him. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson He turned, started the least thing in the world, looked me fair in the face while I was speaking, and when I had done addressed himself to his companion in the barbarous native dialect. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

As it was I was already looked upon as partly insane, at least by the more distant acquaintances. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

He rejoiced in the fortunate issue of his adventure, and reflecting upon the virtues of the Myrtle, looked upon Antonia as already in his power. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Thomas Hardy He looked up and said to Lord Luxellian, “Where’s the bride?” Lord Luxellian said, “There’s no bride. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

It looked as if the skewer had come from his shop and, seeing the photograph of it in the newspapers, he had gone at once to the police about it. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Baldwin Spencer He looked and looked all round, but could not see Numereji. Then he travelled on and came to Kunyembulul, where Numereji had eaten a lot of black-fellows, and there he found him quietly resting. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

He looked like a hundred other men I see every day: medium in height and build, with brown hair and brown moustache. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

He looked up, and his spectacles darted a hostile flash in Winston’s direction. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

George Gissing She pretended to look about the room for a minute, then asked fiercely: ‘What’s gone with that sixpence I left on the dresser?’ Jane looked up in terror. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

I told him that if he looked upon me as a dead man with whom you may take liberties, he himself was not a whit better off really. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Abraham Merri And thus died Olaf Huldricksson. We looked down upon him; nor did Lakla, nor Larry, nor I try to hide our tears. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

George Gissing Some of them I must not refer to in the presence of a young lady such as Miss Sparkes.” Polly looked at her toes and smirked. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

She was dressed unattractively in a full brown dress, and she looked very swollen about the stomach. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Ann Radcliffe The torches shed a partial light; and while she anxiously looked round for the person of the duke, the whole party entered the mansion. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Grandfather looked into the teapot and said: “There ‘s plenty there for the last one. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Mrs Murchison looked up from her occupation. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Then she glared; then she looked about her and approached nearer to me by another step. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

At the sound of her voice he gave a start of surprise, looked at her wildly, and asked in a piercing tone — “You. . Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

He looked at me with tears in his eyes, and from time to time he would emit the remark, ‘Ah! big, strong, brave mans! That is what my country need. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Sinclair Lewis No — truly no — he wouldn’t promise not to sell The Countess. He was running his business to suit himself, not a bunch of bottle-nosed preachers and — he looked at Peony — dumb bunnies. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne As the sea closed over the body I heard one of the men in the shrouds say — “There goes a carcase that we shall be sorry we have thrown away!” I looked round sharply. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They looked out over the Mediterranean. Far below, the last excursion boat from the Isles des Lerins floated across the bay like a Fourth-of-July balloon foot-loose in the heavens. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He looked back upon that fatal past, and cursed himself for the weak folly that had put such a chain round his neck. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

As he walked up the aisle between the seats Marion looked up and saw him. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Gaskell Alice looked weary, and sad, and dusty. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Maria Edgeworth He looked for her letter, to read it over again before he answered it — the letter was very safe, for he considered it as his greatest treasure. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Vandeloup removed the cigarette from his mouth, and, leaning one elbow on the mantelpiece, looked at her with a smile. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

At this every one, very naturally, looked astonished — that is, all save Donna Inez, who still preserved her fixed smile. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Margaret Oliphant While the two looked at each other, she was safe; she collected her scattered forces in that invaluable instant. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins In the instant before the person behind it appeared, the dog looked that way — started up, frightened — and took refuge under the table. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Robert Browning He looked at her, as a lover can; She looked at him, as one who awakes: The past was a sleep, and her life began. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Understand!” I looked him squarely in the face and laughed. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Shereef looked perfectly resigned to any fate. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Benjamin Disraeli Somewhat surprised, Vivian looked with a curious eye on the unlettered backs of a row of mighty folios on a corner shelf. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Guy de Maupassant They looked for him in the garden, and as they did not find him, his father went out into the road and shouted at the top of his voice, “Jean!” Night came on. The Dispenser of Holy Water (Le Donneur d'eau bénite) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Henry James The gold was still in the sky, the clearness in the air, and the man who looked at me over the battlements was as definite as a picture in a frame. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Wilkie Collins A silent servant received me at the Embassy, looked at the card, and led the way to an upper floor of the house. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Sinclair Lewis When the experiment was complete, Mr. McGee looked like a bald young man with a small wig riding atop his head. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

She was now convalescent, and, seated in the arm-chair by the window, looked dreamily at the landscape. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

H. G. Wells Then I looked at Weena. She was lying clutching my feet and quite motionless, with her face to the ground. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Edith Wharton She lifted her head and looked slowly about the library. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Wilkie Collins Arrived at the glass door, I stopped and looked back at the gravel-walk. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

He appeared satisfied with his scrutiny, for he looked up and made a sign with his hand. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Algernon Blackwood And in myself something supremely sure, supremely calm, looked on and watched. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James Never cutting these colloquies short by a minute, Chad behaved, looked and spoke as if he were rather heavily, perhaps even a trifle gloomily, but none the less fundamentally and comfortably free. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Willa Cather Kitty liked being looked at by intelligent persons. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

In church on Sundays, in my natty dark grey suit, with my bowler hat and black dogskin gloves on the pew beside me, I looked the perfect gent, so that Mother could hardly contain her pride in me. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins I looked at the handbill; I looked at the man who was speaking to me. Love's Random Shot by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Algernon Blackwood Instantly, then, Joan opened her eyes, looked in a dazed fashion about her, and pressing both hands against her heart, fell with a sharp cry into my arms that were just in time to catch her. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Suddenly Mrs. Townley remarked:— “So we’re going to lose Mary soon, Henry.” Sir Henry looked up over his newspaper and stared hard at his sister for a few moments. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

George Borrow At the last of these interruptions I arose, and, approaching the mariposa, looked at my watch; it was half-past three o’clock. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

E. Phillips Oppenheim She looked at him speculatively. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

D. H. Lawrence He looked closely round the room, at the furniture, at the china in the ivory-inlaid cabinet. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Ford Madox Ford The man with slow, broad, brown features looked from one to the other officer’s face and back again with a keen black-eyed scrutiny as if he were looking into a wind and dazed by the light. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Anthony Trollope He was full six feet high, but being so slight in build, he looked as though he were taller. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim He looked at the little bespectacled man with respect. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Guy de Maupassant I looked at the man who had been pointed out as I had been wishing for a long time to meet this Don Juan. He was no longer young. A Portrait (Un portrait) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

She was getting on very well, only—only could not they get out? Geoffrey looked round yet again in despair. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

Anthony Trollope Marrying had come to be looked upon as an evil,—as had old age;—not of course an unavoidable evil, but one into which a man will probably fall sooner or later. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His face was flushed, and he looked confused. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Elizabeth Gaskell I have seen the same clouds, that, when I came up first, looked like a heap of little snow-hillocks over babies’ graves, turn, as soon as I grew happier, to a sort of long bright row of angels. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

H. G. Wells And suppose one or two of ’em looked up! . Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

He looked thin and very serious. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Rudyard Kipling The seventh pair had a new yoke, and they looked rather stiff and tired. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Andrew Lang They looked at each other uneasily as she came forward with her daughter, as they knew by the cloak that this was a famous witch. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens Still, it looked very well, and very strange, and was quite as much out of the perpendicular as Harris had represented it to be. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

When he went close up to her he noticed, with a feeling of deep pity, that though her face looked set, even stern, her hands were twitching. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle And when I looked again there was Edie’s room open also, and de Lapp’s too; and I saw in a flash what that giving of presents meant upon the evening before. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Oscar Wilde I looked out from behind the curtain, and surveyed the house. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George Eliot But Jermyn, who had plenty of work on his hands, took an opportunity of rising, and saying, as he looked at his watch — ‘I must really be at the office in five minutes. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

H. Rider Haggard In that light, too, his skin looked scarcely more than dark, except here and there where deep black scars marked old assegai wounds. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins She smiled as I looked at her; but the tears stood thick in her eyes, and her face was deadly pale. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Why, you paid him a cheque for £70-odd less than a fortnight ago for what we took off that young fool Glendenning at poker at your damned club!” Douro looked uneasy. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

She looked into her motives, tried to understand the deceits she had practised on herself, and to purify her conscience. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Sinclair Lewis It was not easy to go on saying with proper conviction that whosoever looked on a woman to lust after her would go booming down to hell when there was a pretty and admiring girl in the front row. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Lord Loring looked at me — ran to the luncheon table in the next room — and returned with a glass of wine. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

He swung the door, and, lifting his hat with his other hand, looked into the room — a room empty of smoke as of fire, and of all as of both. Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams

Elizabeth Gaskell She looked up, as if she had forgotten him. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Guy de Maupassan Then he stopped, looked at her fixedly and said as though he were wandering: “But it is your husband — you also ——” And he fled, going toward the sea. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne He looked sternly at him in his turn and said: “Oh! so there is no air in the moon? And pray, if you are so good, who ventures to affirm that? “The men of science. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

As an added inducement, remember that I offer your brother’s life!” Viola looked from Drayton to Terry and back again at Drayton. “Terry!” she whispered at last. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells He looked smaller and round-shouldered; his face was thinner and less confident; the hands on his chair were the white hands of an invalid. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Arnold Bennett In her cream-tinted frock she looked like a mere girl. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She looked at him pleasantly, and once more he felt like a man who has wandered into a strange country and has lost his bearings. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Ruth’s clothes always looked well on her, and she had a knack of entertaining people, and much taste in the arrangement of flowers. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

She looked a little staggered, but took the news calmly, and ushered him into a ground-floor sitting-room. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Over-head, as he looked up through this rift in the wood, shone great golden stars looking unfamiliar and grouped in strange constellations. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

H. G. Wells It looked quite human to me when I had finished it; but when I went to it I was discontented with it. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Radclyffe Hall Their bags, on the luggage rack opposite them, looked very worn and battered. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Convinced now that danger of some kind lay ahead of me, I looked behind and about me for some means of escaping from the house without passing by my half-seen enemy. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim She looked into his face and trembled. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

She looked at it without seeing it. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle Long, snouty heads were scattered everywhere, and the lines of ribs were so continuous that it looked in places like the framework of a monstrous serpent. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Everything looked quiet and convent-like, and a fine fresh air passed over the new-mown grass, inclining to cold, but pleasant. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then when old man Howie looked over the side there would have been the whole bunch of us comin’ up at him through the water. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Guy de Maupassant The sound of their voices had calmed them, and they looked at the banks. A Country Excursion (Une partie de campagne) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George MacDonald She looked very funny, because she had not got any teeth, but Diamond liked her, and went often to her shop, although he had nothing to spend there after the twopence was gone. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Walter Scott We were condemned — that also I looked for. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Henry James He saw that Gordon looked well and happy, but that he looked older, too, and more serious, more marked by life. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Edith Wharton The other still looked at him ingenuously, but with a dawning light of eagerness. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim What do you think, Grant?” “You looked ill upon the steamer,” he told her. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Rudyard Kipling She looked radiant; and she had a right to. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Guy de Maupassan He looked at Jeanne, complimented her on her good looks, sat down, put his hat on his knees, and wiped his forehead. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Andrew Lang Suddenly the maiden looked up. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

M. P. Shiel He looked a young man of not more than thirty-five, and stood like a king; but his lengthy chin was retreating, and he had some kind of lisp which made his speech rather common and silly. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Rudyard Kipling Baloo looked very grave, and mumbled half to himself: “If I were alone I would change my hunting-grounds now, before the others began to think. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Sinclair Lewis He looked absently at Carol. He was a medical machine now, not a domestic machine. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It looked — well, it looked like any other country — a civilized one, I mean. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

He stood and looked and listened, as the dead man had looked and listened. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Wilkie Collins I was only too anxious to find him; and I say I could have found him if they would have let me stay in New York.” I looked at Naomi. “I believe it too,” she said. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Anthony Trollope Then he looked round the House, showing that he thought that he had misbehaved himself. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray His Majesty looked at his watch, compared it by the clock in the parlor, and by that of the church in the square opposite; then he wound it up; then he looked at it again. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

But he had all his wits about him, and those sharpened to the finest possible point, when he looked to see whether Gladys was, or was not, among the girls on the lawn. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then holding her in the hollow of his arm he rubbed his cheek against her cheek’s softness, and then looked down at her for another long moment. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald