Phrases with "made"

H. Rider Haggard Then the men of that vessel, named the Raven, which was to larboard of the Gudruda, made ready to board. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

In winter, trade was slack and there was not in the eyes of the dealer that cautious, rapacious gleam which somehow made them bright and animated in the summer. In the World by Maksim Gorky

F. Scott Fitzgerald There were half a dozen other travellers, but they made no special impression on me, except that they shared the unreality that I was beginning to feel everywhere around me. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

D. H. Lawrence Clifford had never been primarily out for money, though he made it where he could, for money is the seal and stamp of success. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Gaston Leroux She made him sit down beside her. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

H. G. Wells They made a sound, whiff-er-whiff, a kind of tearing whistle, and there was nothing but a distant crackling to give one a hint of their direction until they took effect. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

But, to deal frankly, because it is a subject which I shall hereafter bring before the public, I made great distinctions. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

George Gissing Thereupon that other made known the man’s reason for refusing to point out the way; in the direction the Greeks must take there dwelt a daughter of his, who was married. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Sinclair Lewis The crisscross lines made him think of the ruled order-blanks of the Souvenir Company. “Gee!” he mused, “I’d like to know if Jake is handling my work the way we — they — like it. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins When I grew up, I found the husbands and wives about me content to acknowledge that the Rules fulfilled the purpose with which they had been made — the greatest happiness of the greatest number. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Alfred Ainger In their autumn holiday of 1823, Charles and Mary Lamb made an acquaintance destined for the next ten years to add a new and most happy interest to their lonely lives. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Wilkie Collins The brilliant sunlight in the courtyard made him wink faster than ever. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The car kept rocking and it made us both feel funny. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Sinclair Lewis They played tennis, they organized dances, they motored (at appalling speed) to festivals in distant mountain villages, and in everything they made Edith and Sam a part of their own. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Florence Dixie Maeva made a movement as if to go. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Gertrude Stein Matisse opened it and he made a grimace. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

E. Phillips Oppenheim An effort to provide some sort of sleeping accommodation had been made by fixing two cushioned boards between the arm-chairs. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

I threw the cotton-waste into the fo’c’sle, made an onslaught on my hands, and then mounted the companion ladder. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Sir Walter Scott Upon mature consideration, therefore, he tore the letter, having first made a memorandum of the name and place where the writer was to be heard of, and threw the fragments into the sea. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Henry Handel Richardson Godmother was good to them all in a brusque, sharp-tongued fashion; but Pin was her especial favourite and she made no secret of it. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

William Cowper God made the country, and man made the town. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Anthony Trollope During dinner and in the drawing-room Dr Wortle made himself very pleasant. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Lady Morgan He made me sit by his bed-side, and said, that my good-nature, upon every occasion, induced him to prefer a request, he was induced to hope would not meet with a denial. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She made her way to the great open fireplace, on which a log was burning, looked down into the shadows of the room and back again at her host’s face. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

One gloomy autumn morning the sloop ran close to a shallow cove where a landing could be made on that iron-bound shore. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Geoffrey Chaucer I hate hym that my vices telleth me; And so doo mo, God woot, of us than I! This made hym with me wood al outrely, I nolde noght forbere hym in no cas. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

E. F. Benson She made a wonderful curtsey to her lieges and motioned them to close up in front of her. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Lucy Maud Montgomery It made me feel glad that I could plant it by his grave — as if I were doing something that must please him in taking it there to be near him. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

They were sitting aft, on chairs, and nobody made a move. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Perhaps the fact that she was in a rebellious mood made her bold. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She wore no jewellery and made use of no cosmetics. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

The luckless adventure made Earnshaw furious. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Andrew Lang The only use he made of the ring was to find out family secrets and betray them, to commit murders and every sort of wickedness, and to gain wealth for himself unlawfully. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He made strenuous efforts to recover his first heat of jealousy — in vain. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

I am told that some of them (doubtless adroit anglers) made a profit on the transaction. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Maria Edgeworth Ring the bell, and we’ll go to bed directly — if you have no objection, Grace.” Grace made no objection: Lady Clonbrony went to bed and to sleep in ten minutes. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Theodore Dreiser No reference was made by any one to the past. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith So dead fell her broken hope that her face was repellent with the effort she made to support herself. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Wine was the one thing she could trust to in this crisis; for of the doses and lotions on yonder table she knew nothing, nor had her experience made her a believer in the happy influence of drugs. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Gaston Leroux You have heard about the Opera ghost, have you not, Raoul?” “Yes, but tell me what happened when you were on the white horse of the Profeta?” “I made no movement and let myself go. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Olaf Stapledon It was not until my last evening that he made any serious attempt to explain himself. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

It seemed ridiculous to his prejudiced mind that all this fuss should be made over Bolton’s body, when the mummy; was still missing. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Fear and fascination were in each moment I lingered there; but fear and fascination made the moment what it was, and I could not have withdrawn if I would. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

George Berkeley Qu. Whether the best institutions may not be made subservient to bad ends? 111. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Henry James But I made him sit down again, and I made him listen to me. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The hope that shone out of his face made him look almost pitifully young. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

There were seventy-five patients in the wards yesterday, and the cases were mostly either serious originally, or have been made so by the treatment. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Samuel Johnson This story, however current, seems to have been made after the event. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Robert Louis Stevenson If ever any one person made a grimace at another, that donkey made a grimace at me. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Fielding Lastly, an attempt was made which almost as far exceeds human credulity to believe as it did human patience to submit to. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Henry James The latter, moreover, though it was night, wore a thin light veil which made her features vague. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Wilkie Collins Having made Minna happy in the anticipation of hearing from Fritz, I had leisure to notice an old china punch-bowl on the table, filled to overflowing with magnificent flowers. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Walter Scott He had little doubt that Green Mantle made one of the party, though he was unable to distinguish her from the others. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Kate Chopin She felt as if a mist had been lifted from her eyes, enabling her to took upon and comprehend the significance of life, that monster made up of beauty and brutality. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

William Makepeace Thackeray The look and dress of the man made me shudder. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have had an opportunity of examining yours, and I do not find that slight discolouration which the scratch made upon the varnish would have produced. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Mark Twain I’d made sure you’d played hookey and been a-swimming. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Charles Dickens But from the day on which I made my first step downward, in dealing falsely by you, I have gone down with a certain, steady, doomed progression. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Joseph Furphy The thing that made us most uneasy was the weather. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Henry James I doubt if he made more than I even then did, though earlier able to account for what he made. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Anatole France Madame Marmet was a proper companion, and it was appropriate for her to visit Italy, where her husband had made some excavations. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

They made a list of the stricken houses and forced their way into them, even when the doors were bolted. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

M. P. Shiel What jewels! You have grown into a rose of glory, the eyes are profounder and blacker, and that brow was made for high purpose. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Lawrence drew back his sword, and with one blow he made two halves of the big black thing, and with the second blow he made two halves of each half, and he saw it no more. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

John Galsworthy Nothing to be made of that! But the fellow had it, he was sure. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Henry James The impression he made on our friend was another of the things that marked our friend’s road. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Descartes’ “Treatise on Man” is a sketch of human physiology, in which a bold attempt is made to explain all the phenomena of life, except those of consciousness, by physical reasonings. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Olaf Stapledon Secretly contemptuous of her childishness, he had petted her and made love to her. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Catherine Helen Spence The home-brewed beer was excellent, light, and deliciously fresh, made of malt and hops grown on the farm. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

E. F. Benson Can’t think what made you do it, partner. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Unhappily I wasn’t the only one that knew; he made no secret about it. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Then a garland was set up at the far end of the glade, and thereat the bowmen shot, and such shooting was done that day as it would have made one’s heart leap to see. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

E. Phillips Oppenheim All the same, I think I made rather an ass of myself. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

She made a sign to the fiddler then, and he began a reel, and one of the young men asked no leave but caught hold of Oona and brought her into the thick of the dance. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

Then I made signs that I would get off, but the elephant refused to lie down, and I let myself down his unshapely shoulder by a rattan rope, till I could use the mahout’s shoulders as steps. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

George Gissing Why had she not been told about this Yabsley? Why had not that idiot Kerchever made inquiries and heard about him? This very morning she would write him a severe letter. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

He said he was painting a new background to a picture which made him feel as if his soul had wings . Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

D. H. Lawrence The being thwarted made her more determined. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling After the first pier was made they never thought to look down the stream for the body to burn. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Dry-goods were held in respect and chemists in comparative esteem; house furnishings and hardware made an appreciable claim, and quite a leading family was occupied with seed grains. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Therefore proposing to himself this problem, he made and still makes a third, and always preserves it equal to the matter, and like the form; and that is the world. Symposiacs by Plutarch

It made the city mysterious and half divine to him. Signa by Ouida

Abraham Merri And for another — if I had spoken a word in anger that made all that misery I wouldn’t let that word be stronger than myself. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Babalatchi made a few steps towards the doorway, but stopped outside in the sunlight. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

He may perform services for which no provision is made in orders and army regulations. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

E. F. Benson We have been made fools of, but for my part, I simply couldn’t bear that everybody should know I had been made a fool of. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Tell them, for God’s sake, not to fire at anybody till they’ve made certain it isn’t me. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Through it, I had obtained the right to read the papers in the kitchen, and thus made it possible to read at night. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Guy de Maupassan I stopped her, and stupidly, without thinking, I made an appointment with her for that night. The Wardrobe by Guy de Maupassan

Virginia Woolf From the faint blue mark, as of crossed daggers, in the glaze at the bottom he knew that it was English, made perhaps at Nottingham; date about 1760. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Thomas Hardy Compared with comets, variable stars, which he had hitherto made his study, were, from their remoteness, uninteresting. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Maria Edgeworth Madame de Connal made Ormond promise that he would come the next morning, and settle every thing with M. de Connal for their intended expedition into the country. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Bram Stoker They made a vast kite, which they caused to be flown over the centre spot of the incursion. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

All praises bestowed on her I received as made to a possession of my own. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Washington Irving The flashes of her dark refulgent eye were like sparks of fire on the withered, yet combustible, heart of Aben Habuz; the swimming voluptuousness of her gait made his senses reel. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Mr. College Counsellor, tell us your opinion?” The little old man in the watered silk coat made haste to swallow his third cup of tea, which he had mixed with a good help of rum. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Nathaniel Hawthorne A mixture of affright would now have made it the very expression of the portrait. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

H. G. Wells No doubt invisibility made it possible to get them, but it made it impossible to enjoy them when they are got. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

The water was boiling now, so he made the tea; and then, as he brought the little tray in, his heart softened. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

The sounds produced by fishes are said in some cases to be made only by the males during the breeding-season. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

She explained it to me without hesitation, and, as always, made the matter quite clear to me. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

John Galsworthy All the feelings she had experienced, before she made up her mind that morning in Ceylon to cut adrift, came back to her with redoubled fury. Over the River by John Galsworthy

George MacDonald Now I might at once have made my escape; but at length I had friends, and could not think of leaving them. Lilith by George MacDonald

Martha let her out at the gate, and watched her take the way towards the river-bank, and, seeing this, made sure she was going to meet her husband. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

When we found Sanker had been taken there, we made up our minds that he was going to have an illness. The Beginning of the End by Ellen Wood [1869]

The blue seas, the towering mountains rising apparently out of it, made up a picture that was lovely beyond compare. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

E. F. Benson She must be punished too, for her loathsome conduct in disregarding her old friends when she had her party from London, and be made to learn that her old friends were being much smarter than she was. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Niccolo Machiavelli I believe, therefore, ((subject to a better judgement)) that if you want to make provision against both evils the wall ought to be made high, with the ditches inside and not outside. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Wilkie Collins Mabel made a vain attempt to quiet him. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Sarah Orne Jewett They made brief statements to one another from time to time. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Jack London Lord, Lord, what a man and a mind was Yunsan! He made to probe my soul. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

G. K. Chesterton You made a squire give up his country seat. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Jules Verne They made another point and spliced it, and it was once more submerged. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

William Morris And so much did the Abbot, that he made market with the surgeons for four- score bezants. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

They were alone, but Gordon made no move to embrace her. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

H. G. Wells An unconscious dramatic urge in her, a mechanical trick of thinking in gestures, made it all too plain to him how little she wanted to resume their conversation. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

He knelt and made a closer examination. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

George MacDonald She made many turnings and windings, apparently because it was not quite easy to get him over walls and houses. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Sarah Orne Jewett Mrs. Todd carried the gingham bag which she had brought from home, and a small heavy burden in the bottom made it hang straight and slender from her hand. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Anthony Trollope The things you have touched have been made sacred to me. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

The only bit of shade he could find was under an ocean liner made of painted canvas with real lifeboats hanging from its davits. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

It consisted of a kind of white woollen wrapper, made close about the neck, and descending to the very ground. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Whatever his business, it made him rather late for lunch, a most unusual thing for him. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

The Filkin tradition, though strong, could not hold out entirely against the unwritten laws, the silently claimed privileges, of youth in Elgin. It made its pretence and vanished. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan was directly over Kulonga, as he made the discovery. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Rudyard Kipling I was thinking about it only last night in bed, after you had lent me Treasure Island; and I made up a whole lot of new things to go into the story. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

William Hope Hodgson On our part, we made our way slowly aloft, keeping one hand for ourselves and the other for the ship, as you can fancy. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Sir Walter Scott I burst in upon them, and the fashion of my grave-clothes, as well as the clanking of my chains, made me more resemble an inhabitant of the other world than of this. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Then it was that I made the discovery that it was not the ghost’s throat I was clutching between my finger and thumb, but that of the Honourable. “Confound you two,” said Jim angrily. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

D. H. Lawrence The purple bell-flowers in the hedge went black, the ragged robin turned its pink to a faded white, the meadow-sweet gathered light as if it were phosphorescent, and it made the air ache with scent. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The elderly vice-superintendent of the schools, who had been waiting for her, made an effort to cut off her retreat. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The lines are characteristic, both in their beauty and music, and in the strangeness, in our eyes, of the excuse made for the poet. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

I made her have one of the maids with her all night. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

At intervals I made a circuit of the sentries, and convinced myself that no man was sleeping at his post, but for the greater part of the time I sat staring at the winking stars. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

His extreme kindness might pledge him to grant it; and I should be made miserable by obtaining it. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Ann Radcliffe The noise he made alarmed the banditti, who looking whence it came, discovered the count through the casement. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

If I produce a model, made from the parts found in the ruins, that would be capable of starting a fire, that will dispose of the question of possibility. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Mr Verloc made an effort, finished undressing, and got into bed. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Benjamin Disraeli All this, and much more that he heard, made Ferrars ponder, and anxiously. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He made me drop a piece of bread and butter on the carpet only yesterday. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Oscar Wilde I took a branch from off the tree, And hawthorn branches drenched with dew, I bound them with a sprig of yew, And made a garland fair to see. Miscellaneous Poems by Oscar Wilde

Edith Wharton She was taken sick in the cars on the way home — I guess she caught cold — so I made her go right to bed as soon as ever she got here. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Gaston Leroux Rouletabille made his way forward with difficulty, but by dint of much elbowing reached his manager and greeted him cordially. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Sinclair Lewis You know, of course, that your mauling me and threatening me last evening made finally impossible any rapprochement between us. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson Lucia made the depressing announcement during dinner, and a gloom fell on the party as they cut for partners. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Jack London Retreating before Lip-lip, White Fang made an indirect flight that led in and out and around the various tepees of the camp. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Miles Franklin It puts me in mind ev the time wen the black fellers made the gins do all the work. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Edgar Allan Poe I was never made aware of her entrance into my closed study save by the dear music of her low sweet voice, as she placed her marble hand upon my shoulder. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Ford Madox Ford As for Valentine: she’s made her bed; she must lie on it. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

I should have made a start for the next room where the laughing was, but that I did not like to disturb the song then begun. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

George Eliot As for the confectioner himself, he made his way gradually into Grimworth homes, as his commodities did, in spite of some initial repugnance. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

It hurt me to think the master should be made uncomfortable by his own good deed. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

John Galsworthy Some zinnias in an old vase on the window-sill made the only splash of colour, and it was noticed by the nurse that his eyes scarcely left it, except to dose from time to time. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

George Elio For as for them furrin churches as Sir Cristifer is so unaccountable mad after, wi’ pictures o’ men an’ women a-showing themselves just for all the world as God made ’em. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

G. K. Chesterton Here is a simple story, a little episode in the life of a journalist, which may be amusing and instructive: the tale of how I made a great mistake in quotation. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson I suppose it was better than three miles, but at last we made the end of Malie. I asked if we could find no water to wash our feet; and our nursemaid guided us to a pool. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

We laughed at the time; he made it seem so tragic and preposterous. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

She lov’d it so, she griev’d to see it burn, Since it would waste, and soon to ashes turn: Yet, if it burn’d not, ’twere not worth her eyes; What made it nothing, gave it all the prize. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

Jules Verne On the morrow of Joam Dacosta’s arrest, Judge Jarriquez made his way to the prison in God-the-Son Street, where the convict had been placed. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

We were interrupted by Ah-Win, who suddenly made his appearance before us and beckoned me to follow him. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

As he examined it in the walk he made around the whole structure, he came to a place where something like a hinge became visible and further on another. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy Besides, Jean made all the difference! One could never again be to him, or he to her, as before his marriage. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

William Hope Hodgson It was on a Tuesday that we arrived in Kraighten, and it would be on the Sunday following that we made a great discovery. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins He made a last effort to recover the ground that he had lost, without betraying Mrs. Farnaby’s trust in him. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Gustave Flauber Even the women contributed; payment was made in behalf of the children, and he compelled the colleges of priests to furnish money — a monstrous thing, according to Carthaginian customs. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

E. F. Benson The audience knew what was coming, and that made the suspense greater. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

D. H. Lawrence The off-hand self-assertive working people of Australia made him feel diabolic on their score sometimes. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

James Anthony Froude Yet, in the midst of all that hurry, I heard Mr. Bunyan both preach and pray with that mighty spirit of faith and plerophory of Divine assistance, that he made me stand and wonder. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Then the old lady came back and I made up to her. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is most fortunate that I made these inquiries. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

It must be made easy at any cost to my time. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James It made her cover him again as with all she was thinking of. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

By a blessed chance some old bricks had been left behind, and of these I made a footstool, which enabled me to get my back level with the door and look out. Prester John by John Buchan

And then he made the finest, neatest little speech I ever listened to. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Mrs. Gaskell My dear, will you come upstairs?” We inspected the fashions with as minute and curious an interest as if the gown to be made after them had been bought. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Edith Wharton She had always thought of love as something confused and furtive, and he made it as bright and open as the summer air. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

H. G. Wells She made a mental note to find out about net production. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli Not that any particular reason occurred to him which would have induced him to yield one jot of the theory of his sentiments, but the putting them in practice rather made him nervous. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

I had before me a choice of routes, and I chose a ridge which made an angle with the one I was on, and so would soon put a deep glen between me and my enemies. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Theodore Dreiser She was sure that he should be made to act. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Fanny Fern Your Professor made one great mistake; for instance,” said Ruth, “he thinks my physique is feeble. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Gaston Leroux The reason which made this journey necessary was at once peremptory and mysterious; it was not possible for him to explain its object to me. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Guy de Maupassant She made them take off their shoes so that they might not be discovered. A Family Affair (En Famille) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George Meredith Without they girdled her, made nest within. Odes in Contribution to the Song of French History by George Meredith [1898]

The thought of Peter John made me sick at heart. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

I fancy his journey had not been as fur-lined as he made out. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Elizabeth Gaskell One-sixth may be made up o’ grand palaces, and three-sixths o’ middling kind, and th’ rest o’ holes o’ iniquity and filth, such as Manchester knows nought on, I’m glad to say. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Percy Bysshe Shelley A dream so like reality made a strong impression upon Matilda’s soul. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Wilkie Collins She made an attempt to induce the child to approach her. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Rudyard Kipling I made my homage, and Henry took it coldly. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Henry James Her mother’s death had made her means sufficient, and she had gone to live in a more convenient quarter. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Henry Fielding He was, indeed, extremely fond of that Greek poet, and frequently made me read his comedies to him. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

G. K. Chesterton Then I looked down and saw something which made me feel that we were far from the world in a sense and to a degree that I cannot easily describe. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The broad yellow bands that stripe the dark roan of their coats made me take them for zebra when I first saw them. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes made no allusion to the case until after we had deposited our suitcases at the ancient hostel of which he had spoken. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Jules Verne The grass here was five or six feet in height, and had made room for swamp-plants, to which the dampness of the place, assisted by the heat of summer, had given giant proportions. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Maria Edgeworth His home at all events shall never be made a cage to him; when he returns I will exert myself to the utmost to make it agreeable. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

He made no retort, and yet the retort was obvious. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Wilkie Collins The first day passed, and, though it was fine weather, he made no use of his boat. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

H. G. Wells She was passionately excited and made happy by my coming back; our first week together was the happiest week of my old-world life. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]