Phrases with "made"

Charles Dickens From that time, the masters made him work, and the boys would not let him play. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Rudyard Kipling He is the best I know, for I made him myself, and he is as good as a man. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Henry James The change to the expression of gaiety excited, he made out, very much the private protest of a person sitting gratefully in the twilight when the lamp is brought in too soon. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald There was always a possibility that I was rushing in where angels feared to tread, but that sense of having a solid foothold in the past made me willing to make a fool of myself. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

He did think of it though, and thought better of it too, for he made a remarkably good meal when it came, and was assiduously served by a select knot of young ladies. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Arthur Conan Doyle I sprang to the rescue, and the two of us managed to throw Sir Thomas to the ground, though he made his teeth meet in my shoulder. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The maneuver was accomplished more easily than he had hoped, for the stupid beast, not knowing what Tarzan was attempting, made no particular effort to prevent the accomplishment of the design. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

His unwearied industry made this a profitable bargain, and from the proceeds he purchased the materials for building a comfortable frame (or wooden) house; he did the work almost entirely himself. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

His mind was made up — had been made up for a long time past. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

John Stuart Mill But no claim of this description is made for the virtuous man by the utilitarian doctrine. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

My own mind has been made up upon this subject for many a year. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

Wilkie Collins You made it up with him — and you’ll come to my hotel and make it up with me. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The cheese is not commonly made at the alpe, but as soon as the curd has been pressed clear of whey, it is sent down on men’s backs to the village to be made into cheese. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Well! he made it pretty warm for them; but it was a poor consolation. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Henry James This made her at times seem tired, like a person who had undertaken too much. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Andrew Lang In 1800, apparently, while Scott made only brief flying visits from the little inn of Clovenfords, on Tweed, to his sheriffdom, he found a coadjutor. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Edith Wharton He had evidently had an inside tip from somebody, and had made about a hundred thousand. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jane Austen He made her an offer in this very room, and she refused him. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Gaston Leroux Bare-headed, face thrown back, hands behind his back, eyes raised and fixed, he made a few steps, then suddenly stopped as if he had been given an electric shock. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Henry James And as her sister made no answer she added, “After all he has done for you!” “What has he done for me?” “I wonder you can ask, Gertrude. He has helped you so. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Kenneth Grahame In this particular case, however, I made no haste to seize upon the armour-man. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

In England a brief inadequate survey was made by Mass Observation a year or two ago, but if there has been any other investigation of the subject, then its findings have been kept strictly secret. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon But though this fundamental criticism must be made against Intuitionism, the theory remains true, I suggest, in a special sense. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Miles Franklin Mr. Hardy made many apologies and escorted Mrs. Crasterton down stairs with most knightly tenderness, making jokes and yarning. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Catherine Helen Spence This with interest so low as it was in England at the time I visited it, made a very cheap home even to rent, particularly considering what it included. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

George Berkeley To this I answer that there is not any one phenomenon explained on that supposition which may not as well be explained without it, as might easily be made appear by an induction of particulars. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

Henry James Once or twice Mrs. Pallant made me rather feel a cross-questioner, which I had had no intention of being. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson But it keeps me on the fidget; for it’s almost always been something imaginary that’s turned him against a place and made him want to leave it. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Jack London We made the spring safely, filled our pails, and lay down and took a good drink ourselves. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

They showed us that good manners were made only for the stodgy, and that for ardent spirits rules of conduct must give way. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Thomas Hardy In the soft dry layer of touch-wood that floored the hollow Margery’s tracks were still visible, as she had made them there when dressing for the ball. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald The night was cold and dry, and we made good time to the station through the hard, crusty snow. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Lamarck, in a work published in 1801, 2 for the first time made use of the name “Biologie,” from the two Greek words which signify a discourse upon life and living things. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

And these we shall take pains so to prepare by an easy operation that their languid and dormant virtue shall be made manifest. On the Magnet by William Gilber

James Payn She had never heard such words before, and could scarcely force her innocent lips to repeat them; but I made her do it. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Benjamin Disraeli Splendid preparations were made for the reception of the inheritor of the family shield, and all Reisenburg was poured out to witness the triumphant entrance of their future monarch. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Edith Wharton And then, the moment he was in his bedroom, dressing, the sight of Filmore made him lose his temper again. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Edmund Burke You see, by the report of your war minister, that the distribution of the army is in a great measure made with a view of internal coercion. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Rafael Sabatini Desiring the works of Maffai, he bade his gaoler purchase them out of the allowance made him by the Inquisitors in accordance with the Venetian custom. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

How People Do Not Always Lose Their Time by Searching Empty Drawers. The scene which the duke had just had with the king made him regard his position as desperate. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

M. P. Shiel Some of his actions had a wonderful swiftness and suddenness; and that hand of his which I touched was as chill as snow: so that I made haste from him. The Pale Ape by M. P. Shiel [1911]

H. G. Wells The great point made against us is our foreign alliance. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

I made use of Evelyn.” Betty made a small face at herself and Lester in the mirror of her dressing-table. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

An involuntary convulsion made me shudder. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

The mistake you made was to get up your story from the newspaper accounts. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Bram Stoker He took his probationary degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1545, and was made a Fellow in 1546. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Wilkie Collins And, besides, there was the poor dear child herself, who was mad to be carried up in the air on horseback, always begging and praying to be made a little rider of. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Leuwenhoek, his countryman and contemporary, made notable discoveries with regard to capillary circulation and the blood corpuscles of man and animals . Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

I motioned him to get out of sight and made my way on the poop. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson This was now bustling with passengers; the train for Liverpool was just about to start, another had but recently arrived; and the double tide made movement difficult. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Was there not capital to be made out of these novel experiences? He saw himself writing with a new realism. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Jack London It was in the air, and its presence was made visible by the armed soldiers drawn up in lines in the corridors, and by the officers grouped in the entrances to the House itself. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

I started from my seat: I made towards it as swiftly as my exhausted frame would permit. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Andrew Lang Neither my friend nor I was fond of describing love scenes, so we made the heroine disappear in the second chapter, and she never turned up again till chapter the last. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett She had even made each of the children a dough-cake with a bit of brown sugar in it. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Sinclair Lewis Having made this reasonable decision, in three days he abruptly changed it — and with that the whole world changed. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan Our boots, which were wrapped in wool, so that we might be able to walk without slipping on the frozen river, made no sound, and I looked at the white vapor which our dogs’ breath made. Love by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells As he made it he wrote it in his mind. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Smallchild, who was sharp enough when not seasick, made his fortune. The Fatal Cradle by Wilkie Collins [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Are you going to let me ask you something, Eleanor?” “Why not?” “What made you do it? You’re always so particular—snap a fellow’s head off almost if he speaks to you. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

He made sounds of choking, and his features were contorted into an expression of incredulous horror and amazement. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Anthony Trollope So the two made their unpleasant journey to New York together. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

As under the Roman laws, for a long period, the guardian should be made responsible in law, and should give security from the first for the due performance of his duties. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Rudyard Kipling I found him, made young again by joy, deep in just-passed proofs. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Wilkie Collins She was quickly led out of the concert-room (after whispering a word of explanation to two young ladies seated at her side) by a gentleman who made a fourth member of the party. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

H. G. Wells He made a little pause before the discourse came. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

H. G. Wells He was a rich American who went from England, and he left the Sleeper even more than Warming. How he made it? That I don’t know. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And ever since he made a success he was very generous with me. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The flickering glare ran up the steep walls and made monstrous shadows. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Andrew Lang I have provided you with a wife, and have made her presents of clothes and turbans and rare and precious things, so it is needless for you to speak. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I know I made him bleed pretty freely, at one time and another, before he turned rusty; and it’s just possible I may have had pretty nearly all he had to give. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Virginia Woolf But he was not going to be made a fool of by women, so he turned deliberately in his chair and looked out of the window and said, all in a jerk, very rudely, it would be too rough for her tomorrow. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

He made a dead set on Mary directly he saw her, but he never got the ghost of a look in. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Charles Stur I am not, however, unmindful of the suggestion I made in my Preface, that a short notice of South Australia at the close of my journal would not be out of place. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Arthur Morrison But the great workers of the steel, those who made the katana in the times of Yoshitsune and Taiko-Sama, they hung curtains and made offerings to Hachiman when they forged a blade — yes. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Charles Dickens I thought the sight seemed to console them while it made them cry; but, whether I was right or wrong in that, they wept very much. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

Walter Scott I trow that made him silent enough. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

George Meredith Redworth understood the intention that a job was to be made of it, and submitting, said: ‘To the right, I think. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I’ll bid full plenty of these things be made ready against thine errand. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Algernon Blackwood The tourist world, however, made a gallant effort to subdue him to themselves. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Jacques Futrelle When he reached for that, Señor Rodriguez made a quick, involuntary motion toward it with his hand. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

John Stuart Mill To make the comparison fair, it should be made between the productions of women in any branch of art, and those of men not following it as a profession. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Edgar Allan Poe I made no doubt that I could readily displace the bricks at this point, insert the corpse, and wall the whole up as before, so that no eye could detect anything suspicious. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle For our own part we made our way down East Street through the clamorous hand-shaking crowd to the White Hart Inn, where after a hasty meal we were right glad to seek our couches. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton His ideas were as simple and inconsecutive as the propositions in a primer, and he spoke slowly, with a kind of uniformity of emphasis that made his words stand out like the raised type for the blind. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

I saw they wanted something blood-curdling, so I made up a tale to please them. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton But in any case I was not made to extract more than a passing amusement from such fugitive dips into a foreign society. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Jules Verne The sea was swollen and billowy; it made the Nautilus rock violently. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He has a bed, you know, made up in an ante-room, leading from the library, and he sleeps there generally. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

But he made me feel ashamed of my callousness. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

H. G. Wells Miss Fenimore made a purr of approval and Mrs. Rylands instructed Bombaccio about the fresh tea. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald SHE: No, you — you go on — you’ve made me talk about myself. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

E. Phillips Oppenheim If people only knew what fools they made of themselves to intelligent lookers-on!” Lengton was genuinely startled. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Ney, finding that our artillery made poor play against his, prepared to launch a column against us. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Robert Louis Stevenson To their summons, the archpriest made answer like a stout old persecutor, and bade his garrison fire upon the mob. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London We spent the winter and spring, after our own outfit was across the pass, freighting other people’s outfits; and we made a fat stake. Lost Face by Jack London

However, I have already made this request to him in the letter I gave him. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

The flash of a silk hat, and the deferential way in which the assembled neighbors fell back to clear a passage, made his identity clear. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Sinclair Lewis He snatched a hammer and a chisel from his tool kit, and with a few savage cracks he so defaced the number of the car stamped on the engine block that it could not be made out. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne Had she not immured herself in a perpetual prison? “Then I take your bishop, major,” said Colonel Murphy, as he made a move that he had taken since the previous evening to consider. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Wilkie Collins May I tell the funny old foreigner that he is to go away now I have come to you?” The complete simplicity with which she betrayed her jealousy of Toff made Amelius smile. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

I think he made another one, too; but we can pass that, Mellinger’s idea of a graft and mine being different, according to estimations and points of view. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

It is stated that plants, for example, made their appearance upon the third day, and not before. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

Here is one definition from a popular dictionary: ‘Any instrument or organization by which power is applied and made effective, or a desired effect produced. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Alfred Ainger The old gentlewoman (fury made her not handsome) could scarcely be reconciled by all my fine words. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

William Makepeace Thackeray The morning comes — I don’t know a pleasanter feeling than that of waking with the sun shining on objects quite new, and (although you have made the voyage a dozen times,) quite strange. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Joseph Furphy The solitude of the place made the contrast between the two travellers impressive. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

E. Phillips Oppenheim Pryde smiled but made no rejoinder. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

George MacDonald He made no answer to this last appeal, and Diamond ended off with saying: “And there’s the best of mine to come yet — and that’s you, daddyexcept it be mother, you know. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Abraham Merri It made me feel less a king, but it also made me pitiful. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

James Hogg The moment that Samuel admitted him, the former made his escape by the prince’s side as he entered, seemingly in a state of distraction. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

I made up my mind to try to leave my carriage and get into the next. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Jaikie was a good mixer and very soon had made friends among the rank-and-file as well as among the officers. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Susy had a similar one made ready, and swallowed it in her turn. Hester Reed’s Pills by Ellen Wood [1874]

John Galsworthy The sane and heavy air, the grass so green, the blue distance, the branching, ungraceful solidity of the oak trees, made a trysting hour as English as lovers ever loved in. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling He wore a sweeping gown of dark thick stuff, lined and edged with yellowish fur, and he bowed a bent-down bow that made them feel both proud and ashamed. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

You don’t think about your work, Kapendiukhin.” The Cossack listened and made a wry face. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Radclyffe Hall Good Lord! I should just think so!’ and she made a grimace. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

D.H. Lawrence Well, have you made the plans for today?’ They went into the house to breakfast. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim She would like me to go into Parliament or give a hundred thousand pounds to the party funds and be made a baronet. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Rudyard Kipling He could not think connectedly by reason of the noise, though he made many attempts to do so. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Always he would order some little alteration to be made or some recent alterations to be put back again. The Pearl of Love by H. G. Wells [1924]

She made embarrassing jokes at the expense of her children. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

George Gissing Hard by stood a bush of wych elm; its tettered bark, overlined as if with the character of some unknown tongue, made the young ashes yet more beautiful. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

For, as you have gathered, the Reverend Isaac Sale, who had given up Herbert Tanerton’s humble curacy to go out as chaplain to the Bahama Islands, had been made an archdeacon. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

John Stuart Mill They are some of the elements of which the desire of happiness is made up. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Guy de Maupassant He made off, returned into the island, threw himself across the coppice panting. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George Meredith By resisting, I made him a tyrant; and he, by insisting, made me a rebel. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Jules Verne Well, supposing we reach this Arctic Ocean and find it free from ice and easy to navigate, what shall we do if we have no ship?” Hatteras made no reply. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

E. T. A. Hoffmann The punters may stake what they please upon any card they please, except in so far as rules may have been made to the contrary by the banker. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Emilia left six thousand a year, so you may guess that Maraquito and I made money also. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Henry James I made him listen for half an hour, and at the end of the time he was interested. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

So the will made by Miles went for nothing. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

John Lewis Burckhard The less wealthy inhabitants cannot purchase so dear a commodity; but they use a fermented liquor made from raisins, and imported from Tayf, while the lower classes drink bouza. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

There were nesting swallows, tadpoles in the evaporation tank, and on the back verandah a huge bath made of slate slabs, where stones made islands and harbours for small boys’ boats. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

However, I turned him and all the others down and, without giving any offence, made them understand quite clearly that sex was of no interest to me. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Then let him not a friend’s embraces fear; The peace is made when I behold him here. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Meanwhile the kettle was boiling merrily, and I made the tea — cocoa, I should say, for the menu was changed in deference to our visitor’s tastes. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

George Gissing That made him quite cheerful; he offered me a drink, and we got on very well. A Capitalist by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope He has to expiate the false boasts made to his female cousins. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Poor little Ivy! Poor precious little love! No wonder she had been frightened, made quite unlike her gay, brave self, by the ordeal she had just gone through. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Basil’s answer, made with what he considered kindly intent, was the sort of remark that creates lifelong enmities. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Thomas Paine As to what is called the convention parliament, it was a thing that made itself, and then made the authority by which it acted. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Charles Dickens Now, the Captain, therefore, made the signal to the other boats to follow him in and lie by a while. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Where we going, Prince of Beasts?” The noble animal made no rejoinder, but stalked gravely along in the direction of a secluded nook on the side stairs. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Guy de Maupassan One morning Jeanne made her sit down, and holding both her hands in hers; “Now, then, Rosalie, tell me all about it,” she said, looking her straight in the face. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells I made no ado, but set to work on the biscuits at once, while the white-haired man helped Montgomery to release about a score more of the rabbits. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Francis Bacon For I thought it good to make some pause upon that which is received; that thereby the old may be more easily made perfect and the new more easily approached. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

The champagne bottle was close to his hand and, seizing it by the neck, he made a fierce lunge straight at Todhunter’s face. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

George Gissing She went as Miss Allen. It was her firm resolve never again to see Northway. She would not acknowledge that that ceremony in the church made her a wife. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

John Galsworthy He could hear Bob playing: “Way down upon de Suwannee ribber” on his concertina, and it made him nice and sad. Awakening by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling He’s Death as men have made him — in their own image. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Anatole France They debarked at Bas-Meudon. As she said she was warm and thirsty, he made her enter a wine-shop. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

John Morley To the later assailant the conditions of the time made the pen the most effective instrument. Voltaire by John Morley

E. Phillips Oppenheim There were one or two items of news concerning which he made pencil notes. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

D. H. Lawrence It was this power to communicate his unhappiness that made me somewhat dear to him, I think. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

And this must be made clear to her — and to himself — by frequent repetition. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Henry David Thoreau The deep, impenetrable marsh, where the heron waded, and bittern squatted, is made pervious to our swift shoes, as if a thousand railroads had been made into it. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

George MacDonald Once more I made the experiment: she snapped at me like a dog, and bit me. Lilith by George MacDonald

But the memory of the vision, the memory that abides forever within the seer made him say to her with the naive austerity of a convert awed by the touch of a new creed, “You haven’t the gift. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

G. K. Chesterton He kept the Roman order, He made the Christian sign; But his eyes grew often blind and bright, And the sea that rose in the rocks at night Rose to his head like wine. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

John Galsworthy That afternoon he left work early and made his way to the Restaurant Bretagne. Only Madame Lamotte was in. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray As I came up to it in the street, its appearance made me burst out laughing, very much to the surprise of a ragged cluster of idlers lolling upon the steps next door. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was her aunt’s silence that made Bessy fear lest Hester knew, somehow, that her son was concerned. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Very soon after daybreak I made an attempt to clean myself in a hill burn, and then approached a herd’s cottage, for I was feeling the need of food. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

But I don’t want to care for him, Miss Farrow—I’m sure that Milly is jealous of me; yet at Redsands, when she was dying, it made her happy that we were friends. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Fanny Fern Ineffable puppy!” “They made a great fuss about his writings,” said the old lady. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

You’re a manager, Mrs. Munger. You’ve made even the wrath of Brother Peck to praise you. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Marjorie Bowen She made no protest, but seemed to hold an amused contempt for all her surroundings. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Bronislaw Malinowski But we read further on that cruelty is perpetrated usually under the effect of rum; this corroborates our supposition made in connection with Lumholtz’s statement. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Somehow, nothing very serious ever did happen to Verrall, however offensive he made himself. Burmese Days by George Orwell

George Meredith On her accepting his offer to drive her down to the valley to meet the coach, a genuine illumination of pure gratitude made a better man of him, both to look at and in feeling. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Without any special regret she made her retreat from the revel which Courtenay was enjoying under the impression that it was life and the young Russian under the firm conviction that it was not. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

They would not let her go, and when at last some one held her forcibly in the wings, and an effort was made to get on with the story, there was unconcealed impatience. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Charles Dickens In all those dusty registers that the worms are eating, there is not a line but made some hearts leap, or some tears flow, in their day. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Abraham Merri They made not the slightest impression on the surface, expending their force, of course, upon the slighter resistance of their coverings. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Bram Stoker Adam made up his mind that to test this faculty with regard to several places would be his first task. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

D. H. Lawrence And so, while his still, fixed, crucified face distressed her horribly, at the same time it made her angry. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

He had copies made at a great expense of everything that came from his pen. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Anthony Hope This King, whatever his faults, made people love him. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Thomas Hardy She made her preparations for departure as if nothing had intervened. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

I had almost made up my mind that the whole story was a pack of lies, when we heard yells a little distance away. Collected Essays by George Orwell

The generous liquor upon an empty stomach made a different man of him. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Virginia Woolf She made up a small parcel of her belongings, let herself down by a rope one summer’s night and took the road to London. She was not seventeen. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Jack London You’ve made terms with the enemy, that’s what you’ve done. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Leo Tolstoy He let his elbow drop down, laid his cheek in the palm of his hand, made himself comfortable, and was so utterly happy that he only felt a desire not to be aroused from this delightful state. The Young Tsar by Leo Tolstoy

G. K. Chesterton It was bad for literature; it made a minute model out of work that was really a hasty and faulty masterpiece. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Washington Irving He drew a line from the eyes of the statues to the point of regard, made a private mark on the wall, and then retired. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Robert Green Ingersoll And do you know there has not been a patentable improvement made upon that devil for six thousand years. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Besides, in this case there were circumstances which made the thing impossible. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

They made a curious pair, he so large and she so small, and she could have disappeared, she used to fancy, into the outer pocket of his coat. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Morrison Not half a bad move for a new hand; but he made one bad mistake, as new hands always do — as old hands do, in fact, very often. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

It may be that such notes were made and entered in another volume; for the book thus accidentally preserved to us seems to refer to other similar volumes of collections. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Andrew Lang One day he sent his eldest son, Rosald, a brave and honest youth, to the neighbouring town to do some business, and here Rosald met a young man named Geirald, with whom he made friends. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Morley Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither is in my opinion safe. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet, being a careful man, he made such plans that, come what might, half at least of his treasure should be left to him. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Sir Thomas Browne He is wise, because he knows all things; and he knoweth all things, because he made them all: but his greatest knowledge is in comprehending that he made not, that is, himself. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Edith Wharton Every time your father hears he’s made another million it’s like cutting a new tooth. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

James Joyce She made beef-tea for him and scolded him roundly. Dubliners by James Joyce

Guy de Maupassant He perceived Anthony, and too sodden to understand anything, he made an attempt to rise. Saint Anthony (Saint-Antoine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]