Phrases with "make"

That is the condition, and if you violate it, you will make some powerful people very angry, and you will feel it. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope He wanted law from a lawyer as he did a coat from a tailor, because he could not make it so well himself; and he thought Finney the fittest man in Barchester for his purpose. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle His present ambition was not to make a figure at his father’s table, but to eclipse his rivals at school, and to acquire an influence and authority among these confederates. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Edith Wharton Don’t you suppose the Mahatma’s lawyers will make use of that if you OBLIGE him to fight? You may say you’re prepared for it; and I admire your courage — but I can’t share it. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Charles Dickens Indeed, but for the way to the announcement being smoothed by the parley, I more than doubt whether, as an innately bashful man, I should have had the confidence to make it. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

D. H. Lawrence This is enough to make a travelling menagerie of us. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Gaston Leroux No one dared to speak or make a movement until the door had been closed. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

H. G. Wells You want to make it the supreme thing in life. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

If you do make it, and find it interesting, you might care to make others. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

She’s not the fool you think she is and, if I’m going to make out I’m Bannister, we must have everything cut and dried before that damned publisher appears. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Jane Austen The old walnut trees are all come down to make room for it. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

This feeling was indeed so strong in me, as to make me look upon the act of writing to you as a thing not to be done but in my best, my purest, and my happiest moments. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

But none of the others make the slightest objection to him. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He does not make you feel the joy of it. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Seeing that there was no help for it, certain members of his one-time friends then started to make arrangements for him to escape from custody and be smuggled out of the island. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Henry James She didn’t so much as make a splash. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Rudyard Kipling And when we have wakened the lust of a foe, To draw him by flight toward our bullies we go, Till, ’ware of strange smoke stealing nearer, he flies Or our bullies close in for to make him good prize. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

William Makepeace Thackeray That acknowledgment of weakness which we make in imploring to be relieved from hunger and from temptation, is surely wisely put in our daily prayer. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sir Walter Scott I will at least endeavour to deserve forgiveness, for I am here, with my sword in my hand, willing to spend the best blood of my body to make amends for my error; and mortal man can do no more. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Wilkie Collins I was struck by your sermon yesterday; and, if I may venture to make the confession in your presence, I took a strong liking to you. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

G. K. Chesterton He was, of course, quite an easy person to misunderstand; having all those external features, whether of elegance or eccentricity, which go to make up a public character; that is, a political cartoon. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

In such a storm as this they make noise enough to keep an army awake. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Frances Hodgson Burnett To save a poor little child who was not born, you have done something which will make people believe you were vicious and hideous—even when all this is over forever and ever. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Would you believe this now? It took me a long time to make up my mind to do it, but I did. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

He owed much to the less fortunate, he who daily met Katrine in the greenwood or on the hill in the soft noons which make a false summer at autumn’s end. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

John Morley And so forth, down that well-worn list of pleas by which men make anxiety about the consciences of others a substantial reason for treachery to their own. Voltaire by John Morley

Eleanor came back on Scapa, and by dint of voice and spur managed to make the unwilling mare take off at the proper place, and so did something to retrieve her self-respect. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

William Hope Hodgson Yet, I had to make one more effort, and haul Pepper into safety. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

I didn’t have a death-mask taken and no one else had any opportunity to make one. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Florence Dixie Struck by his graceful bearing and well-bred looking face, I begged Mr. B., who had brought a sketch-book with him, to make a sketch of this handsome son of the pampa. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

G. K. Chesterton I will here make what is a mere guess in the dark; and in a very dark matter of the mind. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Willa Cather Swinging on to the right to make their circuit, they got into mud; a low field where the drain ditches had been neglected and had overflowed. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

D. H. Lawrence Morel, she knew, was sure to make a holiday of it. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

John Hill Burton To make the vital statistics serviceable, in relation to the influence of trades, habits of life, places of residence, &c. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

E. Phillips Oppenheim I see a great chance and I make use of it. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

James Anthony Froude A bad young man, who has shaken off religion because it is a restraint, observes with malicious amusement the faults of persons who make a profession of religion. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

He left Darking to make the necessary arrangements for the morrow, since Tobias was an old man who must ride and needed a sober beast to carry him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

If I keep her as she goes, we’ll make that island to-morrow afternoon, and have the lee of it to lie under, if we can’t make out to run in. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Rudyard Kipling These are so common that they wander about the streets, and, I make no doubt, could be obtained for a piece of sugar-cane. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell He liked to make people happy, and, as far as bodily wants went, he had a quick perception of what was required. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Olaf Stapledon Thus he could ordain the most surprising natural laws, but he could not, for instance, make twice two equal five. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Paine Even brutes do not devour their young, nor savages make war upon their families. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

A young man who could indulge his spiteful feelings against an elderly kinswoman at the expense of an unoffending animal is not the man to make worthy use of fortune. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Elio There was only one thing that could make life tolerable to me; that was, to spend all the rest of it in trying to save others from the ruin I had brought on one. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Anthony Trollope But I wish to make you understand, now that I am going to England, and may possibly never return to these shores again — ” “Don’t say that, father. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith He has, therefore, believed excessively in his ability to make use of her, and to counteract her baseness. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Henry James Living with women helps to make a man a gentleman. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

William Shakespeare Then do thy office, Muse; I teach thee how To make him seem long hence as he shows now. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Andrew Lang The little soldier inquired the meaning of all this noise, and was told that the Princess Ludovine, the King’s beautiful daughter, had been found, and was about to make her triumphal entry. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

You know some of those chaps make fifteen or twenty thousand dollars by adsmithing. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

E. F. Benson She distinctly wanted some fresh element at her court, that should make Riseholme know that she was in residence again. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle I thank heaven that my compunction at leaving poor Staunton all alone in this plight caused me to turn my carriage back and so to make your acquaintance. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Lewis Carroll Of the seven who are right, Dinah Mite, Janet, Magpie, and Taffy make the same assumption as C. G. L. and Co. They then solve by a quadratic. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Jack London The strong men, the men of pluck, initiative, and ambition, have been faring forth to the fresher and freer portions of the globe, to make new lands and nations. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

He was to keep watch by day for a motor-boat from the Merdalfjord, and at night if he saw a green light he was to make for it. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

My father wishes to make a tremendous fortune for me, he says. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

To do this my father repainted and rerigged his boat, disguised himself and his men, and sailed off for Shanghai. Reaching that port, he sent his mate ashore to make the purchases. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Oh! the sight of a crowd round a court of law or a gibbet ought to make the devil split himself with laughter. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Much of it he read over and over again, to make sure that he penetrated everywhere the husk of French habits of thought and Catholic methods in which the kernel was wrapped. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Wilkie Collins More than once he had lost his temper, and had been obliged to make his apologies. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

So I had to make him commit himself. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

William Hope Hodgson I stopped at once; for I had certainly spoken a little louder, in my intention to make it clear that I stood entirely out of the business, lock, stock and barrel, as you might say. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

So I took to blowing it whenever I saw he was about to make his move. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Wilkie Collins Also, he was of a sweet and cheerful humor; easily pleased with little things, and amiably ready to make his gifts agreeable to all of us. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

She would know enough to make a perfect governess; but then, perhaps, no one would care to give her employment. Quod Erat Demonstrandum by Guy Boothby

Synge was delighted with the narrow paths made of sods of grass alongside the newly-metalled roads, because he thought they had been put there to make soft going for the bare feet of little children. Synge and the Ireland of His Time by William Butler Yeats [1911]

William Shakespeare Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art, As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel; For well thou know’st to my dear doting heart Thou art the fairest and most precious jewel. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Abraham Merri For your better shield should Tibur — make mistake again. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Olaf Stapledon I must bring myself to lay bare my secret, since you must help me to make myself whole for the work which I am to do. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Hardy But what did that amount to? She might be here to-morrow, and in any case Newson, if bent on a private meeting and a revelation of the truth to her, would soon make his opportunity. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson The greed of tenants, the dishonesty of solicitors, and the incapacity that sits upon the bench, have combined together to make these houses the burthen of my life. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassant When one wants to get rid of a dog they make him “Piquer du mas. The Watch Dog (Pierrot) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

George Gissing He would go back among his own people and make friends. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

George Eliot Desiring to behave becomingly and also to make a figure in dialogue, he is only like the bad artist whose picture is a failure. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Thomas Hardy The world of little things therein gazed at her in helpless stationariness, as though they had tried and been unable to make any progress without her presence. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Then he took out a note-book, and, with an anxious face, he began to make entries in it, glancing first at the telegram and then at the book, and writing apparently one letter or figure at a time. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Rudyard Kipling And that didn’t make our people any more pacific. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Both were soon after this time married to men more likely to make them happy than the erratic poet. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Do you think that I should intrude if I were to call this afternoon and make the acquaintance of Sir Henry?” “I am sure that he would be delighted. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

James Anthony Froude He would not see that the magistrates could not suspend the law and make an exception in his favour. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Thomas Hardy As for me, I have lost all claim upon you, and I make no complaint. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Please don’t fidget with your feet, Monsieur Dompierre. I know that you aren’t moving but one is liable to make mistakes. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

James Anthony Froude Nay, I had undertook To make another, which when almost done, Before I was aware I this begun. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Charles Dickens The last supplication but one I make to you, is, that you will believe this of me. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

H. G. Wells Likely you’ve seen none — they rot and dust so — and the Sanitary Company burns them to make ashlarite. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Henry James Ray Limbert at all events would certainly never escape; but one could make believe for him, make believe very hard — an undertaking in which at first Mr. Bousefield was visibly a blessing. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

And when the Chan saw that they made none obstacle to perform his commandment, then he thought well that he might trust in them, and commanded them anon to make them ready and to sue his banner. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Also, he was beginning to make the astonishing discovery that somehow she was altered, and he was curious to see how much, which was impossible through the gauze. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

The evening was just cool enough to make it worth while to pull up the counterpane. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

William thought on for a long while and then, realising that he would be late for his work, began to make his toilet hurriedly. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle I had raised my hat and was about to make some explanatory remark, when her own words turned all my thoughts into a new channel. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Edith Wharton She ceased to interest him when she spoke by the book, and he was impatient to make an end. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

He seemed then to get a glimpse of me, and to make an effort towards coming nearer; but I slunk away, and left to Hannah the task of drawing from him any circumstances which he might know. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

George Meredith Imagination began busily building a nest for him, and enthusiasm was not sluggish to make a home of it. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

T. H. Huxley Those who would judge the book must read it; we shall endeavour only to make its line of argument and its philosophical position intelligible to the general reader in our own way. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Robert Louis Stevenson It seemed to me there was a want of penetration in the female sex, to make angels weep over the case of the poor men. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry David Thoreau They make our hands and feet, the wings of the bird, and the fins of the fish seems very superfluous, as if nature had only indulged her fancy in making them. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

D. H. Lawrence She always wanted someone else to make a move for her, as if she did not want to play her own game of life. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

E. T. A. Hoffmann That unearthly voice still continued to make itself heard in my ears, mocking me to scorn, and crying, “Ho! ho! a dead man is wearing your jewellery. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Caroline Lamb I have no reproaches to make Lord Avondale; and, except in your suspicious mind, there is no evil to apprehend. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

H. G. Wells She took the side of the young gentleman; she tried hard, she tried very hard, to make me say I was sorry I had struck him. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

The mere circumstance of acting on a concerted plan would alone make a small number more than a match for a much larger one. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

F. Scott Fitzgerald Rosemary, who had been for a few minutes half-conscious of this, turned in a conciliatory way to Topsy. “Would you like to be an actress when you grow up? I think you’d make a fine actress. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne They applaud, call before the curtain, make loud acclamations! Tatanémance grasps her bonnet with feverish hand. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Radclyffe Hall She became suddenly aware that she could make or mar not only herself but Elizabeth, that Elizabeth had taken root in her and would blossom or fade according to the sustenance she could provide. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

M. R. James The maid appeared, and, to make a long story short, deposed that she had made the bed in the morning when the gentleman was in the room, and hadn’t been there since. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Jules Verne Evidently the east wind, which was brisk upon the Surface of the earth, did not make itself felt at that height. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Sir Richard Burton So I went out from her and came hither, that I might pray Allah (extolled and exalted be He!) to make her husband return to the cookmaid, that haply I might be again admitted to her favors. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

I went to my daughter and explained to her that I desired to make an encroachment upon our little hoard. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

Henry James I can only have been inapt, I make out, to have retained so positively joyless a sense of it all, to be aware of most of it now but as dim confusion, as bewildered anxiety. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Walter Scott It is fitting and proper that I should meet my aunt’s advances to reconciliation, since she has condescended to make them. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Henry James Then he passed his arm round her waist and murmured an almost timorous — “Really?” “I don’t know what you are trying to make me say!” she answered. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Laura was alone in the sitting-room at Elmdene, for Robert had gone out to make some final arrangements about his father. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Maria Edgeworth But few people have the patience, or the prudence, to make this use of their money. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

He’d make a good detective someday. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Walter Scott Had he sought to make me a proselyte to his ruined cause, violence and compulsion were arguments very unlikely to prevail with any generous spirit. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’ve got some of the stuff—enough to make a good start at almost anything I’d like. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Rudyard Kipling You can’t make him a Blue Light by reg’lation, and that’s the only thing as ’ill make the Blue Lights stop grousin’ and stiffen’. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

D. H. Lawrence But he loved her, and time came to give some sort of course to his troublesome current of life, so that it did not foam and flood and make misery. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells I can’t make up my mind whether he is going mad or going sane. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Sir Walter Scott He was then furnished with money to make an expeditious journey, and directed to get on board the ship by means of bribing a fishing-boat, which, as they afterwards learned, he easily effected. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

H. G. Wells The new things will be indeed of the substance of the thing that is, but differing just in the measure of the will and imagination that goes to make them. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

H. Rider Haggard To make matters worse just then, when Mackenzie’s rifle was empty, a brawny savage armed with a ‘sime’, or sword, made a rush for him. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James Bernard hoped she would not look toward him or recognize him; he wished to look at her at his ease; to think it over; to make up his mind. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The old ones turn ’em out o’ their nest an’ make ’em fly an’ they’re scattered before you know it. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Thomas Hardy I want to make a confession to you, Love.” This, from him, so unexpectedly apposite, had the effect upon her of a Providential interposition. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald Laughter.) FOURTH YOUNG MAN: By gad! What an ass I am! SECOND YOUNG MAN: What d’you make of the bridesmaid who thinks she’s Nora Bayes? Kept telling me she wished this was a ragtime wedding. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

H. G. Wells Every natural human being wants to make love. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

George Gissing He entered to make a purchase, and got into conversation with Mr. Button, a middle-aged man of bright intelligence and more reading than could be expected. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

I hev no complaints to make of her; but she was a hard woman, and I think she would hev bin kinder to me if I had bin her sister’s child in place of her brother’s. Madam Crowl’s Ghost by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The point is that I agreed that he should go down to Shanklin tomorrow, and, in proper form, make to the lady the offer of his hand. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

But then the other party, if other there was, might also be on the wrong side; and two wrongs might make a right. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

Henry James Laura was unable to imagine what had come into her sister’s head — to make her so inconsiderate, so rude. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Henry James I made up my mind at the outset that it was not my place to make love to Gertrude.” “So, to simplify matters, she made love to you!” Felix looked at his sister with sudden gravity. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The other sort of case I shall only accept if I can see my way clear to make a success of it. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Walter Scott To make his way to her, and address her, seemed the natural and direct mode of satisfying the feelings which her appearance excited. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

W. H. Hudson But this was wasted energy, and Major could not have known it better if he had graduated with honours at the Royal School of Mines, consequently his exertions in the river did not make him happy. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

D. H. Lawrence What is it?” “To make more money for the firm — and so make his own chance of a rise better. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing She could love him as her heart desired, yet she was always hoping that time and use might make them more like brother and sister. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

But things were sufficiently unpleasant to make me leave Africa.’ There was a long pause, then Forde spoke. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton If the time comes when men won’t fight, even money won’t make them. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Jack London To get it patented, to make money from it, to revel in piggishness with all night in while other men do the work. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

It was simply two lines imploring me again to make Medina believe I had broken with him and that he had gone east of Suez for good. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Ralph Waldo Emerson No matter whether he make shoes, or statues, or laws. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle If you want to make yourself a present, and chance upon a copy of “The Court and Times of Louis XIV.,” you will never think that your money has been wasted. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Kate Chopin Her appearance seemed to move him to make an effort towards relieving it. At Fault by Kate Chopin

William Morris Now go we to my lord and make record of our covenant. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Sinclair Lewis And everybody has got to give salutes and all the rest of that junk, just like a regular army, to make ’em feel it’s worth while to get rank. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence He felt like a corpse that is inhabited with just enough life to make it appear as any other of the spectral, unliving beings which we call people in our dead language. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Gertrude Stein As I said Hélène did for the second time in her life make an extraordinarily bad dinner. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

George Meredith Sweet lass, you screw a lovely leer, To make a man consider. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

George Gissing How do the proofs go on?” “Would you care to take a batch of them?” asked Quarrier. “These are revises—you might be able to make a useful suggestion. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

We all hoped she would make a brilliant marriage with somebody very rich and of high position, have a house in London and in the country, and entertain us all splendidly. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Walter Besant Never did one imagine that a change of wig could make so great a difference in a man’s appearance. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Just as it was nearly impossible to make him drunk, so he was notably insensitive to other forms of dope. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Over the grave a pile of stones was raised, and skilful artificers were set to work on the hardest and toughest stone they could find to make a statue of the chief whose memory they reverenced. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Henry James I’ve brought you here to receive an impression, and I’ve brought you, even more, to make one. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

George Gissing Of such nothings it was his fate to make hours of suffering. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

We steamed half-speed all night, looking to make it about noon; for old Tootles — beg your pardon, sir — the captain — was precious scared of the place at night. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Nathaniel Hawthorne Over the door is a weatherbeaten board inscribed with the rates of toll in letters so nearly effaced that the gilding of the sunshine can hardly make them legible. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Jules Verne The sailors had only to make skilful use of the currents to conduct her thither. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

He had his own way to make with no man’s aid, and he was only waiting to discover the proper starting-point. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

James Joyce So I will not make you that answer. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope How was he to begin to make his purpose known to them. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins She had probably taken the letter with her, for it was not to be found, and it was therefore impossible to tell what inducement had been offered to make her leave the house. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Still, was there any reply, she asked herself, the unfortunate boy could make which would be adequate? “You needn’t come with me, you know,” she said, after another painful silence. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

He was beginning to make very real profits through his Liverpool trade, and, had he wished, could have become a wealthy man. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Wilkie Collins I had just begun this morning to make a sketch for the future Sibyl picture, when the Sibyl herself burst into my studio in a great hurry. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Does it make you happy to be sitting here, the two of us beside the fire?’ ‘Desperately happy. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We three have had a try, as you know—Merries, Dickinson and myself—to make the coup of our lives. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Henry Fielding I was now the jest of the ushers and pages; and an officer of the guards, on whom I was a little jocose, gave me a box on the ear, bidding me make free with my equals. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Andrew Lang All these kindnesses could hardly fail to make a favourable impression on the cats, and it was even better after a while, when she had had time to grow accustomed to their strange ways. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford Damn it, he was going to make two hundred and fifty quid towards living with Valentine Wannop — when you really could stand up on a hill . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Ivan Turgenev That’s the worst of it, we don’t know how to make speeches. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Sinclair Lewis He could examine credits, make loans, promote or injure a man’s business. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

I mightn’t be able to swim, or I mightn’t like early-morning dips, or I might want to make a quick getaway from a stretch of water containing a body. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

The cautious murderer, in his anxiety to make himself secure, does too much; and it is this excess of precaution that leads to detection. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Thomas Hardy I shall probably have enough to do to make both ends meet during the remainder of my life, now my occupation’s gone; and I shall be better able to bear it alone. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

John Galsworthy It wouldn’t make much difference to her, for it was a long time since she had shown him any affection. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

The Royalists knew they could never make anything of him. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

H. G. Wells But the disposition of the more original and enterprising minds at all times has been to make such innovations. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Jules Verne Colonel Ogareff was not to be taken in; and, as he said, he will know how to make the old witch speak when the time comes. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Much as I desire to make him an appealing character, I feel that it would be unscrupulous to deceive you on that point. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It will not make the breakfast late, not ten minutes. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

E. Nesbi When she had done everything she could to make Mother less uncomfortable, she went down to the others. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

It is only emotionally that you have failed to make progress. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Isabella Bird After a short experience of it my mule “turned tail” and needed spurring to make him face it. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

But it doesn’t make any difference. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Edith Wharton I wish you’d tell Sidonie to make me a good thermos-ful of black coffee every night, will you? She can leave it on my desk when she goes to bed. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

You’re not so very clever yourself at understanding what people say, though you make such a fuss because they don’t understand you. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

D. H. Lawrence I think it would probably make her more normal if she went away and mixed with other children. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Neglect to make allowance for these, he said, is the common fallacy in analogical reasoning. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

D. H. Lawrence It is you who make them, is it not? Or do you both do them together?’ Hannele explained, and the inspection and the rhapsody went on together. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Leslie Stephen One of them therefore requested that they would make another order to appoint who should drink it, “for by God,” said he, “I will not. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Rudyard Kipling It takes all sorts to make a world, as the sayin’ is. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

H. Rider Haggard Somewhat to their astonishment and disappointment, having requested the young ladies to step outside, we proceeded to make the best toilet of which the circumstances admitted. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

The Portuguese did not make much of him, but they got his son and turned him into a priest. Prester John by John Buchan

The men nodded, and set to work to make a kind of litter out of their knobkerries and some old ropes they carried. Prester John by John Buchan

Who will believe you? I have had the good fortune to make many friends, and they are loyal friends. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’ve tried to write you again and again but it just seems to make things worse. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]