Phrases with "lost"

Anthony Trollope He knows I’m a lost sheep—a gone ‘coon, as the Americans say—so he pokes his fun at me, and we’re as jolly as sandboys. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Robert Louis Stevenson And rest? I shall rest in the grave, or when I come to Italy. If only the public will continue to support me! I lost my chance not dying; there seems blooming little fear of it now. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather The freighters, after embarking in that sea of grass six hundred miles in width, lost all count of the days of the week and the month. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Vsevolod Krestovsky Her staring eyes wandered hither and thither as if she had lost her senses. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

He strengthened his numb hold fiercely, all but lost it, regained it. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Isabella Bird The opposition parties are locally designated “snatchers” and “snarlers,” and no love is lost between the two. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Henry James He lost nothing, in truth, by these wandering glances, for she was better worth looking at than most works of art. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

We’ve killed a lot of Huns and only lost a few kilometres of ground . Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Mr. Granger felt as if he might never have an opportunity for speaking to his wife again, if he lost his chance now. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Willa Cather I have been too ill to answer his letter, and have lost touch with him. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Sir Walter Scott She is lost to me wholly, and for ever; and nothing remains for me now, but vengeance for my own wrongs, and for those which are hourly inflicted on my country. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Radclyffe Hall To be sure, her eyes were red with secret weeping, and she lost even the remnant of appetite that her religious scruples permitted her; but Joan was happy and selfish to the verge of recklessness. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Every movement of his was watched by Symons. He guessed Scevola's purpose by his movements and said to himself: “Here's my only chance, and not a second to be lost either. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Maria Edgeworth All her powers of tormenting were lost upon her blessed helpmate. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

Virginia Woolf The man in grey was lost in the crowd by the ilex) “that old strumpet” (she invoked Mrs. Manresa’s tight, flowered figure in front of her) “to have tea. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

For, although the sun is lost to us forever, the moon, full-orbed or slender, remains to us. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Oh, Julia, Julia, my lost love, you can never look on me again; you must not love a man you cannot marry. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Ivan Turgenev Unluckily, I lost sight of one rather important circumstance, which was that Liza had hated me ever since the day of the duel. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Naturally! I was still so young! And yet I assure you, that just then I lost all sense of inferiority. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

George Gissing Let her have lost her child, and she would speedily have fallen into the last stages of degradation. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

I seemed to be living on the other side of a veil from this cheerful world, and I could see nothing but a lonely old man with a tragic face waiting for a lost boy. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was now so long after the time of these occurrences, that there was no possible way of explaining them save the one which she had lost by Mr. Bell’s death. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Every morn I wander round; I trace the walks I took in May. The bare fields unhappy look; There it was I lost my youth. In the World by Maksim Gorky

William Makepeace Thackeray Athlone is lost without your timely aid. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Henry James I lost myself in this satisfaction to the point of assuming — in my quiet extravagance — that poor Miss Tita also went back, went back, as I used to phrase it. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

John Galsworthy After all, if he lost it would not be he who paid, and to ‘lay it off’ would reduce his winnings to some fifteen hundred — hardly enough to purchase a dancer out and out. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Anthony Hope He would have him out, though he lost a throne — and what he wanted more — by it. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Jewels don’t get hopelessly lost in gentlemen’s houses. Sophie Chalk by Ellen Wood [1869]

Sinclair Lewis He lost his presence of organizational mind. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing I know his life would be valueless to him if he lost the means of relieving suffering. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang In old times this was not so; the jelly-fish had as hard a shell as any of them, but he lost it through his own fault, as may be seen in this story. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Tom Row pushed Ralph in at this opening with such force that the latter almost fell headlong; as it was, he lost his hat in going through. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

George Gissing By degrees he lost himself in glowing hopes and fancies, and was at length startled at suddenly perceiving Helen by his side. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

I gave another push, and then lost the bottom. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Willa Cather Soon after he joined us we lost two cows. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Wilkie Collins But the increase of wealth and population, and the railway connection between London and the country, more than supply in quantity what audiences have lost in quality. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

D. H. Lawrence The long fight with Lottie had driven him at last to himself, so that he was quiet as a thing which has its root deep in life, and has lost its anxiety. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Seeing that Alma had not lost consciousness, she awaited her next word. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

It was then that he lost the decorum and restraint a man keeps up for his own sake. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Sinclair Lewis For hundreds of miles the tall corn springs in a jungle of undeviating rows, and the stranger who sweatily trudges the corn-walled roads is lost and nervous with the sense of merciless growth. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Nathaniel Hawthorne At length, however, as if to offer his assistance, the man advanced close to her side, and seemed to speak, but in so low a tone, that the sense of what he uttered was lost before it reached the oak. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Anne Bronte He made a large stake, which he determined should be the last, whether he lost or won. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Wilkie Collins Try if you can compare it with any room that I was familiar with before I lost my sight. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Edgar Allan Poe It has not, indeed, lost its power to please, but all which I consider the distinctiveness of that power. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing For an hour he was so lost in musing on the subject that he even rested from the misery of his ceaseless thought of Clara. He allowed three days to pass, then went to inquire about Jane’s progress. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Algernon Blackwood His diffidence lessened from now onwards, as he lost himself again in the magic of the old adventure. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He owned now that he ought to have given the alarm and stopped the train, but at the moment he lost his presence of mind. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Willa Cather They call him ‘the lost American’ here. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Walter Scott But tell the Kafr [or infidel] Paupiah and his unworthy master, that Hyder Ali sees too clearly to suffer to be lost by treason the advantages he has gained by war. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

His face had lost its rosiness and was red in patches, like that of a man who gets too little fresh air. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Nikolai Gogol How long it was! Evidently, God’s day had lost its end somewhere. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

He really did not gamble much, but occasionally he dropped into Maraquito’s house, and there lost or won a few pounds. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Bram Stoker I felt very weak, and in the weakness lost something of the amazement at what had occurred. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

James Hogg Miss Logan had never lost the thought of her late master’s prediction that Heaven would bring to light the truth concerning the untimely death of his son. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Henry James Then, with her husband and child, she embarked to return to her own country, and was lost at sea in a terrible storm, within sight of its coasts. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Andrew Lang But his mother told him that it was an unhappy man who had lost everything, and had come all this way to consult him, and bade the young man not to be afraid, but to come forward and show himself. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon Shortly after the defeat of the individualists we lost touch with this race. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Having lost wife and child by death, he brings back with him a baby niece, who is an orphan, and to whom he devotes himself with tender care. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

They’ve lost Craw, and they want to keep it quiet till they find him again. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

During his official career Florence was free under the government of a Republic, which lasted until 1512, when the Medici returned to power, and Machiavelli lost his office. Niccolo Machiavelli by W. K. Marrio

He lost not a moment in throwing himself into the fray as the champion of the king’s policy. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Anthony Trollope She had given her money to no lover, had not lost it on race-courses, or in building churches — nor even had she materially damaged her resources by servants and equipages. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Yet the corners of his eyes were touched with the crow’s foot, and his hair began to be brindled, tokens which had their confirmation on brow and lip as often as he lost himself in musing. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

I know your continental trips, your journeyings here and there in search of a lost clue. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Edith Wharton He felt himself lost in his surroundings, absorbed in the scent and murmur of the night. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There is a slightly grey tinge in her cheeks, and her eyes have lost their languor. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

She howled as the hurricane howled; and her voice was lost in the great voice of nature, which also seemed to groan with despair. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

She saw the swinging clubs, she heard shrieking — the wind shrieking — and almost lost her footing as the renewed strength of it came against her. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

F. Scott Fitzgerald They were even at last — Nancy lost her ultimate five dollars. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope Miss O’Joscelyn might cry for her lost lover till she got him back again, or got another; and no one would be the wiser, and she would not be the worse; but you cannot do that. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Morrison Friday, Saturday and Sunday were swallowed up in a choking brown fog, wherein men lost their bearings, and fell into docks, and stepped over Embankment edges. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Wilkie Collins I lost whatever little reason I once possessed, Miss Emily, on the day when I first met you out walking with the young ladies of the school. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

He lost interest in the Fitch ménage as he saw that Marta had spotted him. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Edgar Rice Burroughs That night he lost consciousness. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Ivan Turgenev I lost consciousness, and when I came to myself, Alice and I were gliding along beside the familiar bushes that bordered my wood, straight towards the old oak. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Robert Burns The mother-linnet in the brake Bewails her ravish’d young; So I, for my lost darling’s sake, Lament the live day long. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Robert Louis Stevenson It was all lost eloquence; no array of words could unsettle a belief of Jean-Marie’s; and he drove into Fontainebleau filled with pity, horror, indignation, and despair. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

His voice had lost its happy and hopeful intonation. Signa by Ouida

Anthony Trollope His dark hair, his one perfect eye, his good figure, his expressive mouth, were all lost in that dreadful perversion of vision. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Wilkie Collins He was still lost in his own gloomy thoughts when his wife entered the boat-house. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

George Gissing Oh, I will be a good wife to you, Paul. Speak to me, do speak to me: speak kindly, dear! How long is it since I lost you?” “I daren’t stay, Emily,” he replied, in a hoarse and broken voice. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Edith Wharton On the doorstep one of the ladies exclaimed that she had lost her hand-bag — no, she remembered; she had laid it on the desk in the blue room. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Choking and spluttering, Daunt landed upon the floor, bending himself half double, and rushed up the passage, whilst Larose lost no time in climbing up the ladder. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Ralph Waldo Emerson If he lost any credit of design, he augmented his resources; and, at that day, our petulant demand for originality was not so much pressed. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Margaret Oliphant Fever of the heart and brain, burning up into consuming frenzy, had seized upon this lost creature, who was no longer a girl or innocent. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

A. E. W. Mason He walked once or twice along the terrace and back, lost in thought. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Hugh, whatever happens, you must not be lost now. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Edgar Rice Burroughs What could it mean? I was baffled for an explanation; but with the tarag gone I lost no time in hastening to Dian’s side. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Sinclair Lewis Otherwise Janet would have lost the chance to get into her portable pulpit and admonish: “When I have a house it will be absolutely simple. Things by Sinclair Lewis

But, don’t you see, I was a soldier then, under orders, and it didn’t greatly signify whether I lost my life from a crump in the trenches or from a private bullet on the backstairs. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Wilkie Collins I looked at Lucilla. She was standing, with her blind face raised to the sky, lost in herself, like a person wrapped in ecstasy. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

But we lost time, and night o’ertook us — and — “And you saw a woman at the door, and would be wiser than a Jeanneton; she told us they were nought. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Henry James But there were phases and gradations in her speech, not one of which was lost upon Isabel’s ear, though her eyes were absent from her companion’s face. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I wish to Heaven I’d lost every farthing I possessed in the world before I’d robbed you, Mannister.” Mannister leaned back in his seat, and surveyed the other man contemptuously. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Theodore Dreiser I want to tell you what it is, George — you’ve lost your mind. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Jules Verne Every European who ventures into these fatal districts falls into the hands of the Maories, and a prisoner in the hands of the Maories is a lost man. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Henry Kingsley She looked like some wild daughter of the storm, who had lost her way, and came wandering to them for shelter. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Henry Lawson These were men who were too poor to drag families about, men who were old and feeble, and men who had lost their faith in fortune. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Victor Hugo Dea! Dea! Where is Dea? Lost! What? lost? He who has lost his soul can regain it but through one outlet — death. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

G. K. Chesterton They heard the ejaculation: “A chimney! Why, I’ll be-” and the rest was lost in muffled, but exultant, cries. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Henry Kingsley Charles had suddenly thought of the solitary female figure he had seen passing along the dizzy sheep-path the day before, and he determined to follow that till he lost sight of it. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Henry James She leaned back, her figure presented in profile and her head a little averted as if for talk with some one on the other side of her, someone so placed as to be lost to our view. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Nothing that is done in the parlor is lost upon these quiet, well-behaved watchers from the kitchen. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Sigmund Freud He has in the meantime forgotten his trade and lost his habits of industry; he has grown accustomed to idleness, and perhaps to drink as well. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Rudyard Kipling It lost its big gold top —’thing that they call a ’htee — in an earthquake: that’s why it’s all hidden by bamboo-work for a third of its height. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Tom had long lost sight of the honest old parson. The Vision of Tom Chuff by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Parker and I lost heavily on that. The Romance of His Life by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Jonathan Swif I was disappointed to-night: the fellow gave me a letter, and I hoped to see little MD’s hand; and it was only to invite me to a venison pasty to-day: so I lost my pasty into the bargain. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope It was not till Hamel was near to her that she understood that the man was coming to join herself; and then, when she did recognise the man, she was lost in amazement. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini But all that was before he suspected that life could still have anything to offer him, whilst he conceived that Rosamund was definitely lost to him. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Fielding Thus I lost my life at the age of twenty-nine, in which short time I believe I went through more variety of scenes than many people who live to be very old. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Andrew Lang However, by-and-by he saw that it was no use weeping and wailing, and commanded that they should search for his lost treasure more diligently than ever. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Apparently, what upset Mrs Green was the lost opportunity for emotion. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

We followed the cortege with our eyes until it was swiftly lost to sight in the misty wood; and the very sound of the hoofs and the wheels died away in the silent night air. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope When they drew their chairs away from the table he thought that not a moment was to be lost before some further explanation of their feelings for each other should be made. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells The city crowds, in spite of the more and more abundant uniforms (until 1950), lost nearly all their former brightness and élan. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells Gradually throughout the First Age of General Prosperity the relative value of their endowments diminished, and they lost intellectual and moral prestige. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Charles Dickens Having given this pledge, which was rather a bold one, and not particularly easy of redemption, Kit lost no time in sallying forth, and taking measures for its immediate fulfilment. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Leon Trotsky He spoke with his whole being; it seemed as if with every such speech he lost some of his strength — he spoke with so much ‘blood. My Life by Leon Trotsky

But Art sat on the ground fingering his raiment, and seemed to be lost in a contemplation of the grass beside him. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Elizabeth Von Arnim If he didn’t look at her, it was just as though his lost Fanny were there, close to him again, in the low chair by the little table with violets on it. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Jack London And I was some figure of a man before I lost my shape — polo, steeple-chasing, boxing. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti And here the lost hours the lost hours renew While I still lead my shadow o’er the grass, Nor know, for longing, that which I should do. The House of Life by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Gelele’s permit having arrived, the mission lost no time in proceeding northward. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H. G. Wells I was beginning to fear I’d lost you all. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Henry James The sky was a blaze of blue, and the plash of the fountains in their mossy niches had lost its chill and doubled its music. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Thomas Hardy Why did I do that? My mind is lost — it had to do with the mumming, had it not?” “Yes, you wanted to go in my place. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

But there was no time to be lost in staring, and that interval was occupied by me in hastily reloading my rifle. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Wilkie Collins Her voice, strained for the first time, lost its tuneful beauty of tone. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

The timber of the Ferdinand could be traced for many miles in a southerly direction; it finally became lost in the distance in a timbered if not a scrubby country. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

I lost my knowledge and I am yet alive raising the keen over your body, but it was too heavy for you, my little knowledge. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Then —“Gosh, he must have lost infernal!” “Atweel has he that,” said Templandmuir. “The costs must have been enormous, and then there’s the damages. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Rudyard Kipling We lost about half our crowd, either under, or after we’d got ’em out. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

However, you have lost all that. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H. G. Wells Kurt had also lost something of his pristine freshness. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

To think is to be lost on the trackless ocean of doubt. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Wilkie Collins The lost persons are three in number. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

John Galsworthy For a moment she lost control, and said with a sob: “Dad, forgive me!” His eyes softened; and this time she caught what sounded like: “Forgive? Nonsense!” “I love you so. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

The boy’s got into the hands of the money-lenders and, questioning him, it came out he’d lost more than £100 lately at this very night-club, playing roulette. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Ford Madox Ford But she had lost the programme and had never come across the words again. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The left flank was veiled by woods; to the right also the line was lost to sight, but it extended many miles. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Robert Louis Stevenson I made the best face I could, for the lass’s sake and my own credit; but the truth is I felt like a lost sheep, and my heart beat in my bosom with anxiety. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope He lost that hide; but he got another in lieu which his friends assured him was of a much warmer texture. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Mr. Duffham was standing at his door, watching my lady’s exit from Mrs. Layne’s house, his eyes lost in wonder. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

G. K. Chesterton We might have lost all Dickens’s novels; we might have lost altogether Dickens the novelist. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Rudyard Kipling They were small fish — not one over two pounds — but they fought like small tigers, and I lost three flies before I could understand their methods of escape. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Theodore Dreiser Hand was a solid, phlegmatic, heavy-thinking person who had some years before lost his first wife, to whom he had been eminently faithful. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle You are aware that they lost two great ships because there was no cut-off from the turrets to the magazines. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne Half an hour was lost in vain efforts. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Oscar Wilde It would have lost nearly all its charms in losing that perplexing veil of indistinctness which affords such ample range wherein the doubting imagination may speculate. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then they were lost among the bushes. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

G. K. Chesterton It seemed as if his stiff attitude was staggered so that he lost control of himself quite unexpectedly. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

G. K. Chesterton They testified to their religion even after they had lost their liberty, and their eyesight, and their right hands. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her cheeks had lost their pallor, she was even a little sunburned. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The scholar regrets to damp the hope of ingenuous boys; and the youth has lost a star out of his new flaming firmament. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

Oscar Wilde Once the man lost his way, and had to drive back half a mile. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Anthony Trollope When she was manœuvring she never lost sight of her manœuvres. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

William Dampier They could give no account of the other two canoes for they lost company the first night that they went from Guatulco and had not seen them since. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Anthony Trollope It was presumed of him that he lived by betting, and it was boasted by those who wished to defend his character that when he lost he paid his money like a gentleman. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing In the bright moonlight he could even watch individual masses of foam as they appeared on the summit of the Fall, and, slowly, slowly, curved over and were lost for ever. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

If your majesty undertakes the affair, as you seem inclined to do, I am a lost man; the duke will have me assassinated. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing Mr. Heatherley lost no time in paying Helen a visit in her new home. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Papa and Mr. Philander lost in the jungle, and chased by a real lion. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

General Johnston withdrew Beauregard’s army to Corinth, in northern Mississippi, where he hoped so to recruit and equip it as to enable it to assume the offensive and retake the lost territory. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Henry Adams Even within these narrow seas the navigator lost his bearings and followed the winds as they blew. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

I have never lost sight of it, except in my sleep, light or dark, day or night, since it came here, excepting when it withdraws for some weeks at a time, unaccountably. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins I bounced out into the balcony — and there, on the terrace, smoking a cigar, was my lost stranger in the streets of Sandwich! He recognized me, on his side, the instant I appeared. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Geoffrey Chaucer And certes, yet dide I yow nevere unright; Why fare ye thus with me this firste nyght? Ye faren lyk a man had lost his wit. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Anthony Trollope Whether Harry Norman gained or lost most by the change we need not now consider, but at the age of nineteen he left Oxford and entered on his new duties. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells They’ve lost the instinct of social defence. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jules Verne There was there a sort of depression in the water, as if it was suddenly lost in some fissure in the ground. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Since I lost Fanny, and worse than lost Margaret, you have been my home; my first, my most precious interest. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Henry Lawson The sick people were too sick, and the concertina seemed too much in sympathy with them, and the lost half-quid haunted us more than ever down there; so we started to climb out. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Henry Handel Richardson And, as usual, when she lost hold of her nerves, he found himself retreating into his shell, practising self-control for two. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sir Walter Scott The Borderer lost not a moment in taking his resolution, and boldly trotted against his enemies in front, who called loudly on him to stand and deliver; Charlie spurred on, and presented his pistol. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Thomas Hardy Yet, upon the whole, neither the man nor the woman lost dignity by sudden death. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Henry Handel Richardson Thus deserted, Miss Jensen detained Maurice, and so he lost the couple he wanted to keep in sight. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Its poor body, which had lost some of its sawdust stuffing, seemed to be shivering. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Rudyard Kipling The more he considhered, the more he’d consate himself that he’d lost mighty happiness, an’ thin he wud work ut all backwards, an’ cry that he niver cud ha’ been happy anyway. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Rudyard Kipling Did you ever hear of our war against Ibn Makarrah? He precious nearly lost us the Protectorate at one time, though he’s an ally of ours now. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Benjamin Disraeli Excellence was never to be recognised, but only disparaged with a look: an opinion or a sentiment, and the nonchalant was lost for ever. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

I was but a little child when Siegfried lost his life. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

But this manoeuvre would have lost his worship any bet that he might have had depending on this admirable steeple-chase. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Virginia Woolf At one time, he was thinking, his father had made a lot of money; then he lost it; then he made it; but in the end he had done very well. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Then indeed he lost no time in going ashore—alone, of course, from motives of delicacy. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

I have not a doubt in my own mind you’ve lost her: she will be Lady Nunnely before Christmas.’ ‘Hem! Quite probable. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

I lost seven thousand eight hundred pounds when I was an orphan at school. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

George Gissing No; here I’ve gone on right enough, with a tolerably even mind; and for that very reason I haven’t noticed any signs of the other thing in you—till just now, when you lost your head. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Thomas Hardy The forked flames, lurid and smoky, became nearly lost to view, bursting forth again with a bound and loud crackle, increased tenfold in power and brightness. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

John Galsworthy With inimitable presence of mind she lost it and fell on the sofa in one of those dead faints which are so difficult to see through. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

But all this loose chatter came to nothing, and as the days went by, the public — in London, at all eventslost interest in the case. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Well, when Mrs. Saul lost Emilia, she took more and more to coining. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Adrian tore off his military scarf and bound it round the sufferer — it was too late — the man heaved a deep sigh, his head fell back, his limbs lost their sustaining power. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope Each guide felt that if he lost his own peculiar hold he would lose his prey, and held on, therefore, with invincible tenacity. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He had settled that this girl was lost to him for ever. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

He must appeal to his eldest daughter, the hardhearted but wealthy Hortensia Bannister, who had lost her stockbroker husband a twelvemonth before, and was now a rich and childless widow. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Thomas Hardy Cytherea had not lost consciousness for more than half-a-minute. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Puellae. Stay! take one image for thy dreamful night; Come, look at her, who in the world’s despite Weeps for delaying love and lost delight. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

E. F. Benson She’s lost the hole, in a manner of speaking, before she has a chance of winning it. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]