Phrases with "looking"

Wilkie Collins Curious looking person — isn’t he?” “So curious, that I may safely say I never saw a face in the slightest degree resembling his in my life. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Thomas Hardy He stood for a few minutes looking at the window which by its light revealed the room where Grace was sitting, and went away under the gloomy trees. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins How dull and faint the glow in the west looked now! how near it was to the close of day! When she turned toward the bed again, her mother was still looking at the leaf of the copy-book. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Margaret Oliphant I am going to compose myself, Arthur, for my child’s sake,” cried the mother, with a smile of anguish, looking into her son’s face. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

The musty farm parlour, looking out on to a prim, cheerless garden imprisoned within high, blank walls, was not a room that lent itself readily either to comfort or decoration. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Charles Kingsley Why not?” “Why not, indeed, sir? That’s a much more Christian-like way of looking at it, than to blacken your own soul before God by suspecting that sweet innocent creature. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang More quickly than could have been expected, the princess returned, looking so beautiful that if anyone had doubted before who would be able to unlock the collar they were instantly convinced. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gaston Leroux Those who began by looking at him with a smile ended by turning away their heads, for the sight of him at once provoked the most funereal thoughts. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

She drew breath two or three times at intervals, long and deep, almost a sob, and then without speaking or moving more she sat down, looking awfully white and wicked. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack tried to brush it off with his hands and made a mess of it, but she did not seem to notice, looking across the garden with such a desolate face, that when he saw it he burst into tears. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

She was sitting on the lawn gazing at her mother, her little hands clasped on her bosom, looking as though she herself had drunk in all the air that was stirring. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Sir Julian,” he observed, looking at the end of his cigar as though to assure himself that the ash was still stable. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle But you are looking well, Bolsover.” “So I should Barnes. I have had some good fortune lately, better fortune than I deserve. The Colonel’s Choice by Arthur Conan Doyle

She replied: “My father has gone down the road looking for food; he will be coming back in a minute or two, and he’ll be bringing every kind of thing that’s nourishing. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Arthur Machen He had come up to Osborne, looking very ill and pale, as Osborne said, and complaining that his heart was heavy, and that “he was sadly oppressed. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence The Sardinian isn’t looking for the “noble woman nobly planned. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

He held back from that and leaned against the door frame, crossing his arms and looking over into the market-place for subjects to postpone Hesketh’s departure. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

The apartment was more gloomy looking than the one Monsieur de Beaulieu had just left. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells I find myself looking among the pleasant multitudes of the streets for types that promise congenial conversation. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Edith Wharton It was a winter evening when he rode up to Kerfol and, walking into the hall, found her sitting by the hearth, her chin on her hand, looking into the fire. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

He simply said with unaffected regret that there was no train till the morning, and stood looking thoughtfully at her face, veiled in black net, in the light of a gas lamp veiled in a gauze of mist. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Tommy, looking at the state of the water, also noticed the bare hazel twigs, but being a parent he was not moved to think of summer afternoons. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Wilkie Collins I suppose they thought the neighbourhood of the vestry was the last place in the world where anybody would think of looking after them, but, however that may be, there they were. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Those who knew his age, only forty years just gone, shuddered when he passed by, bent and unsteady, looking as old as the streets themselves. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Hang me, if you ever looked better—there’s no such figure; and, by the law, it’s looking up—it is—better and better every day. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy She had opened a rosewood work-box, and was looking at a photograph. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence She came, looking very reserved and very distant. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Watkin Tench The Indians, though terrified at the report, did not run away, but their astonishment exceeded their alarm, on looking at the shield which the ball had perforated. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Margaret Oliphant But I don’t deny it’s a pleasant party,” added the deaconess, looking round on the company in general with some complacency. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle For myself, I freely confess, looking back on it, that as a soldier he was entirely in the right, and that from a strict military point of view our conduct was not to be excused. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope But I do not like looking forward to staying here without knowing when I am to go away. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

She drew quite a pathetic picture of his joyless solitude, whilst all nature around and about him was looking so glad in the spring sunshine. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arnold Bennett At last he became aware that a face was looking down at his. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope It was a pleasure to me to differ from him on all occasions — and, looking back now, I think that in all such differences I was right. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Marjorie Bowen Tomaso sat alert, looking through the open door. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Jack London My appetite is not so good since he arrived, and my wife says I am looking peaked. Lost Face by Jack London

Jack London They were all on their feet now, and White Fang ran down the steps, looking back for them to follow. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Even then Mrs Murchison had to put away her workbasket, and John Murchison to knock the ashes out of his pipe, looking at one another with surprised inquiry when Eliza informed them of their visitors. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Veronica went about looking happy. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

G. K. Chesterton Dorian still sat as if looking at the table, but his eyelids had lightly fallen; he was asleep. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Henry James But promise me one thing, and I shall be — oh, so tender!” “What a strange place for promises,” said Verena, with a shiver, looking about her into the night. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

I shook my head with a slight gesture and remained looking out. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

The parlour window, looking to the front, was thrown up before them. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

William Hope Hodgson Ewiss, looking awkward, and as if he would rather have stopped away. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

Sinclair Lewis He spoke softly enough, looking at the giddy marble of the soda counter, but he spoke sternly: “Look here, May. This is our chance. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle They were all looking Death in the face, and the closer they looked the less they feared him. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Jules Verne I could not bear the brightness of it; while the captain, looking at it, seemed to envy the spirit of the tempest. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Henry Handel Richardson A woman’s way of looking at these things is, thank God, humaner than ours. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope She did not attempt to withdraw it, but stood looking down upon the ground. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Mother and child sat motionless, silent, the child staring with vacant dark eyes into the fire, the mother looking into space. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

My father placed himself at some distance, on the carpet, with his hands before him, and his feet tucked under him, looking very humble, but at the same time casting his eyes very sharply around him. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

William Makepeace Thackeray I am tired of looking at that hideous old pulpit with its grotesque monsters and decorations. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

The tenor tried to ignore him by looking over his head, but found it difficult, because the musician was half a head taller than himself and appeared to be ubiquitous. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope That was his way of looking at it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy She moved slowly down the train, looking into each carriage. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

It struck me as looking too new for a discarded hat of either of the Misses Van Burnam. What do you think?” “Let me take it,” said I. “O, it’s been worn,” he smiled, “several times. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells Men looking up, near blinded, at the star, saw that a black disc was creeping across the light. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

Gaston Leroux They were talking softly and tranquilly, looking straight before them. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Then looking up at the town hall he said gloomily and softly: “You won’t, find anything of that kind here. Mother by Maksim Gorky

This chamber had the advantage of looking directly upon the park, and a light in it shone like a signal beacon down the Callowa vale. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Henry James The invisible, impalpable wires are everywhere, passing through everything, attaching themselves to objects in which one would never think of looking for them. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Andrew Lang As usual, he was engaged in looking at the girl, when suddenly he thought he saw a second mirror reflected in the first, exactly like his own, and with the same power. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence He knitted his brows, looking at her. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

See that?” I nodded, but he was not looking at me. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Wilkie Collins They all notice at home that I am looking worn and haggard. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

It was a woman’s veil, and as he looked up to see where it came from he met the eyes of its owner looking down from an open casement above him. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence And he stood there looking at her, the bright bay creature. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Counting fathoms of rope and looking after unruly midshipmen on shore are not duties capable of bringing out in high relief the better traits of a main’s character. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

No doubt he had got into safety somewhere, perhaps in the cottage itself, where no one would dream of looking for him. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

George Gissing By the bye, he had never thought of looking at his newspaper, though Sherwood referred him to that source of information on the subject of Biggles, Thorpe and Biggles. Yes, here it was. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Been looking around for a boy, but they’re all up round your place, I guess. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Her lofty spars overtopped our masts immensely, and I saw the men in her rigging looking down on our decks. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The next one had a led horse, on which rode poor old Jim, looking as if he was going to be hanged that day, as Billy said, though I knew well he wasn’t thinking about himself. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

D. H. Lawrence The pigs, looking abroad from their new situation, squeal the eternal pig-protest against an insufferable humanity. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Sinclair Lewis By the way, of course you understand that if we try to work you in it’ll take lots of trouble, and we’ll expect you to not go flirting round with other firms, looking for a job. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope If Ambrose was disconsolate out of doors, the man who was looking after the work indoors was twice more so. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

You can’t really look at a person when he is looking at you. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Why, you were there too, Ludding, weren’t you?” “Were you?” the stranger asked, looking him in the face. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Henry James He gives me a sort of sense of looking like an actor. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

His eyes were looking away from me — nowhere. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

The Squire went up the street with his hands in his pockets, looking rather glum. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

It has been mentioned already that he had always great difficulty in looking any one in the face, and this difficulty was intensified when he found himself confronted with bold and candid eyes. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Anthony Trollope Every book was taken from its shelf, apparently with the object of looking into the vacant spaces behind them. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Lester had so turned that she was now facing the window, and there, within or without, looking at her, was Evelyn — an Evelyn whom Lester hardly recognized. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Marie Corelli And Manuel, looking eagerly again and closely into the Pope’s face, went on with increasing ardour and passion. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Anthony Trollope It had never occurred to him, in his indignation, to think of these difficulties, and he now stood with his back to the fire, looking awfully black, but saying nothing. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

He got up slowly and went away; looking backwards, looking backwards, always. Signa by Ouida

D.H. Lawrence She wandered about the house mechanically, looking for something. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

He walked to the window and stood looking out. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

For Dorothy had not gone five yards from the gate when a telegraph boy came riding up the street in the opposite direction, whistling and looking at the names of the houses. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

He says he one day come across Abel Crew looking for herbs in the copse behind the Grange. Crew was picking and choosing: some herbs he’d leave alone, and some he dug up. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

Kenneth Grahame Then I shall know you’re enjoying yourself, instead of sitting here idle, looking at the scenery and yawning your head off. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Hardacre had picked up his cue and was now all kindly sympathy as he and the doctor approached the bed upon which Harold was lying, looking very ill. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Unable to rest indoors, she had wandered up here again, and saw Ferrar standing at the corner of the barn, looking very hard at her. Reality or Delusion? by Ellen Wood [1868]

Virginia Woolf She loved Lords; she loved youth, and Nancy, dressed at enormous expense by the greatest artists in Paris, stood there looking as if her body had merely put forth, of its own accord, a green frill. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her daughter Phillis took up her knitting — a long grey worsted man’s stocking, I remember — and knitted away without looking at her work. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Of course, you’ll make a point of looking upstairs first. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Joseph Furphy Slipped away like a snake, while you’re looking round for a stick. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Thomas Hardy He heard the young man address her as “Dearest Elizabeth-Jane,” and then kiss her, the girl looking quickly round to assure herself that nobody was near. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Willa Cather Holding the men off under the pretence of looking for a pencil, she made rapid calculations. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

About the hills was scattered a great variety of aromatic plants, quantities of shells, and whole oyster-beds, looking almost as fresh as if they had been found by the sea-side. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim They stood together looking over the side. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Edith Wharton All the past was in his way of looking and sitting, and I wanted to stay near him, and felt that he wanted me to stay; but the devil of it was that neither of us knew what to talk about. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

Anthony Hope Rudolf heard more than one answering whistle; he broke into a run, looking for a turning on the left that would take him back into the direction of my house, but he found none. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

William Blades In looking over a parcel of black-letter fragments, which had been in a drawer for a long time, I came across a small grub, which, without a thought, I threw on the floor and trod under foot. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

I left the glass and sat down by the window, looking out. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Wilkie Collins The dim white outline of her face, looking out straight over me, appeared behind the window. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells But still —— You know, there was an avenue of little trees along this quay with seats, and she was sitting looking out upon the lake. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Andrew Lang She put it on with fingers that trembled with joy, and, looking in the glass, was struck dumb at her own beauty. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sir Richard Burton But he saw her looking sour and sad, and she answered him not at all only glowering at him as one in anger, and her plight was pitiable. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Charles Dickens Another dance was near its close, when Mr. Snitchey touched his partner, who was looking on, upon the arm. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Foote listened with attention, and when he had finished, scratched his chin and regarded his own face in the mirror opposite, looking the very figure and picture of perplexity. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

George Gissing Adela tried to bear herself as though nothing unwonted had come to pass, but Mutimer scarcely spoke when at home; if he addressed her it was in a quick, off-hand way, and without looking at her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Volle leaned upon his spear looking earnestly upon him. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

The drawing-room looking north was rather a dreary apartment, if any apartment furnished with blue-satin damask and unlimited gilding can be called dreary. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

It was nearly six years since I had seen him and, though he had aged and altered and was looking in poor health, I recognised him instantly, and my heart bumped painfully. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

By the way, Bruce, I don’t know that you are looking altogether well. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Charles Dickens The view within, from the groundlooking up, as through a slanted tube — is also very curious. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

And she nursed three of mine, Maud, Ethel, and Alick — no; Stephen, wasn’t it?” she asked, looking at her sister for correction —“through the scarlatina. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Wilkie Collins Now and then we catch him looking at her — and we draw our own conclusions. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

For her part she had folded her arms and lay back looking straight in front of her. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

G. K. Chesterton The Master was standing in the middle of the room surveying the scene like a great artist looking at a completed picture. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Anatole France You’ve interrupted me inconsiderately, Tournebroche, at the very moment when the damsel, looking up, discovered the two princes in the tree. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Unpremeditated, though,” he continued, looking round. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

He stood for a few minutes looking at his old nurse, with a dark moody face. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Nathaniel Hawthorne At the foot of the palatial facade was strewn, with careful art and ordered irregularity, a broad and broken heap of massive rock, looking is if it might have lain there since the deluge. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

H. G. Wells He stopped short and stood looking up at the leaves, light-saturated, against the sky. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

D. H. Lawrence There she turned her back to him, looking out. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Anthony Trollope And missus was out in the front looking at ’em as I drove out of the yard. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Virginia Woolf Say anything, she begged, looking at him, as if for help. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Thomas Hardy He came beneath them in the water, which did not rise over his long boots; and stood looking at the entrapped flies and butterflies. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Then he remembered that had Dr Grantly done so, he would have been in the hotel, looking for him long since. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Ida was not looking at her; otherwise she must surely have noticed that weird pallor which had all at once succeeded to the unhealthy flush, and the unwonted gleaming of her eyes. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Wilkie Collins From the driver’s seat, the couch became easily visible on looking round. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Beyond one rapid, upward glance at their entrance he seemed almost to have avoided looking at them. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Mr. Audley could see that she was trembling, and that she glanced from side to side as if looking for some outlet by which she might escape him. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Willa Cather When Emil reached the lower corner by the hedge, Marie was sitting under her white mulberry tree, the pailful of cherries beside her, looking off at the gentle, tireless swelling of the wheat. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Anthony Trollope John Ball never raised his face from his umbrella, but sat looking at the lawyer, whom he still suspected of roguery. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Arthur Conan Doyle The three chieftains still lingered upon the knoll, looking down with hungry eyes and compressed lips at the dark steel-tipped patch. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

He shambled in shyly, looking from side to side. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Wilkie Collins As we left the house I saw my mistress and Josephine looking after us from two of the windows on the second floor. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Elizabeth Gaskell He did not answer for some time, but sat, looking on the floor with unwinking eyes. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Archibald Floyd did not observe his son-in-law’s embarrassment; and the phaeton drove away, leaving the old man standing on the terrace-steps looking after his daughter. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Her hands had dropped from her head, and she was standing looking at the floor. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Thomas Hardy He never remembered seeing at this spot a pair of alternative ways looking so equally probable as these two did now. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

And really, looking at that place, landlocked from the sea and shut off from the land by the precipitous slopes of mountains, it was difficult to believe in the existence of any neighbourhood. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The other waited for a long while before he murmured: “Indeed, sir!” “No trifle,” repeated the colonel, looking straight before him. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Nancy was still at the side of the pier, looking down at the men. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

There are two or three pagodas looking like shot towers. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Willa Cather At last he recognized the Havels’ team along way off, and he stopped and waited for Ernest beside a thorny hedge, looking thoughtfully about him. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Charles Dickens However, I rattled away for Switzerland, looking forward and not backward, and so we parted company. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sinclair Lewis Doremus, on the edge of it, saw Shad looking out, his wide face blank with fear. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

And perhaps, I thought, looking down at Mrs. Fyne (I had remained standing) perhaps she thinks that this ought to be enough for a sagacious assent. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

He started back looking at Garve with surprise. Sir Julian Garve by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

So now, looking at Mary Innes’s level eyebrows and firm mouth, she wondered whether the concentration of purpose they showed had forbidden any compensating laughter. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle She switched her whip up and down viciously, and her usually placid countenance assumed an expression so fierce that Kate, looking down at her, feared that she had given her offence. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

These two different ways of looking at things have influenced in each country the whole world of sprites and goblins. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

The grand entrance faces north, looking down towards Karnak. The twin towers of the great propylon, dilapidated as they are, stripped of their cornices, encumbered with débris, are magnificent still. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

D. H. Lawrence And looking ahead, the prospect of her life made her feel as if she were buried alive. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Tell him I am here — looking on . The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Most of the items he passed over in silence, or with only a sigh, keeping his wife by his side, looking over his shoulder. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling By the joy of looking upon thy face the weariness has gone from my feet, and the sorrow of my so long travel is forgotten. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Aunt Pussy instantly clutched my arm, and whispered, “It’s him!” He saw us looking at him, and came up to us, a melancholy downcast, unprepossessing-looking man. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Arnold Bennett It seemed to him that he could only keep his dignity as a man of the world by looking at the grouse with a connoisseur’s eye. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

As she made no movement to let him pass he stood still, and, looking at her, began to smile. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

John Galsworthy And, even as she did so, saw Wilfrid, with his arms folded, looking at her. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

George MacDonald He slowly turned this also, and seemed looking for a certain passage in what appeared a continuous poem. Lilith by George MacDonald

Rudyard Kipling The Englishman would have liked to have seen him, but he was away in the desert somewhere, either marking a boundary or looking after a succession case. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He saw me looking with admiration at his car. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Gaskell Charles sat opposite to me, looking very brown and handsome. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Wilkie Collins One can only say with the learned Bevorskius, looking out of his window at the illimitable loves of the sparrows, ‘How merciful is Heaven to its creatures!’ Take up the pen. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins While the light lasted, the wise course was to use it in looking for her out-of-doors. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Theodore Dreiser At the same time he was thinking, in spite of all his other calculations, how charming she was looking to-day. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins I got down, and stood on the doorstep of the inn, pretending to be looking about me, but in reality watching the movements of the runner. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Henry James Three weeks afterward he stood in front of Olive Chancellor’s house, looking up and down the street and hesitating. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope He stood for an instant pressing them, looking eagerly into her sad face, and then he spoke. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Now that I can see it, I ask myself, Is this really love that is looking at me in his eyes? or is it something else? How should I know? I knew when I had only my own fancy to tell me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Lease’s eldest girl was Polly. And what made her speak of things in the past tense? She caught me looking at her; caught, I fancy, the fear on my face. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

Thomas Hardy It was only April, but that morning, after breakfast, she had the window opened, and sat looking out, the feeble sun shining full upon her. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Though, looking over my Caledonian Market of memories, I doubt if even they could make much of it. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Lucy Maud Montgomery So she went to town and took her husband — Thomas would be useful in looking after the horse — and Marilla Cuthbert with her. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

D. H. Lawrence We stood outside our window, and leaned on the little balcony rail looking down at this flow of life. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Wilkie Collins Your father and I were standing at the door, looking out at the heath in the moonlight. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Henry Handel Richardson Two winked at each other when they thought he wasn’t looking — made eyes like Cook and Eliza used to do. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Suddenly I had a strong impression of looking on at a play. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

John Galsworthy Having seen his father into a hansom, young Jolyon came back to the drawing-room and stood, where old Jolyon had stood, looking down on the little garden. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope He was not in the least angry with her, acknowledging to himself that she had quite as much a right to her way of looking at things as he had to his. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I had a salary once myself for looking after a stud of ‘orses at Newmarket, only the gentleman broke up and it never went very far. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett He hopped about and pecked the earth briskly, looking for seeds and insects. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

You should have seen her shabby clothes, Luke — worn and patched, and darned and turned and twisted, yet always looking nice upon her, somehow. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I seem at present to be looking on you; but, on the contrary, I see quite on the other side of the table. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Edith Wharton I had been some four years in New York, and no longer thought of looking back from the plough, when one day word was brought me that an Italian professor lay ill and had asked for a priest. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

D. H. Lawrence He felt himself looking out of darkness on to the glamorous, brilliant beauty of the world around him, outside him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Nothing he was aware but the idea that he was already justified in looking on her as his wife would have induced him to labour so strictly; and for this he was grateful to her. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry James This led him to observe, as he put down his third cup, looking round the room again, lovingly, almost covetously, “You’ve got everything so handy, I don’t see what interest you can have. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

She went round the gardens and shrubberies in the early morning, looking sadly at everything, as if she were bidding the trees and flowers a long farewell. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Virginia Woolf But William Dodge was still looking at the lady. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

The Fusilier and his friends were looking for me by the other entrance. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

I followed her there half an hour later to give her a note, and found her standing in the middle of the floor, looking at all her gowns laid out on chairs. St. Luke's Summer by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

H.P. Lovecraft We even avoid looking at it very steadily. The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]