Phrases with "make"

Jules Verne His feet, by way of extra precaution, were wrapped round with cloths, so that they could not make the least noise on the ground. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

But then we all have, don’t you think? The great thing is to be resolved to make the most of every hour that remains to us. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

William Godwin She scorned to make use of an ungenerous advantage, or to wound the defenceless. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Gibson, who thought he was a carpenter, blacksmith, and jack-of-all-trades by nature, without art, volunteered to make a new one, to which no one objected. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Algernon Blackwood Before I could modify my words, or alter them into something less aggressively inquisitive, he turned and faced me, holding my arm to make me look at him. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Thomas Paine The one hoped to prevent a civil war by checking it in time, and the other to make one. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Edith Wharton It was a comfort to reflect that Ascham was so punctual — the suspense was beginning to make his host nervous. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Virginia Woolf Now we know little that is certain about words, but this we do know — words never make anything that is useful; and words are the only things that tell the truth and nothing but the truth. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Henry Handel Richardson I’ll make a spectacle of myself — go on me knees down Sturt Street if need be; but back she comes!” were Tilly’s parting words as she stepped into the train. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Jack London Men were weak, I say, and because of their weakness we were compelled to make the only other reward that was within our power. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

William Morris All right-minded craftsmen who work in colour will strive to make their work as bright as possible, as full of colour as the nature of the work will allow it to be. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Rudyard Kipling To make sure he up-rooted himself one week-end of heavy mid-winter rain, and re-entered his lost world in the character of Galahad fresh from a rest-cure. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

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]

By noon they had drifted back to a point level with the little jetty, and they turned inshore to make tea on the primus in the little bothy. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Dowie herself was obliged to make an affectionate joke. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Mother, unable to make anything of me, recounted my exploits to grandfather, who said in an ominous tone: “It is all put on! He has a splendid memory. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Rudyard Kipling The eye wearies of the repeated pattern that burst shells make on stone walls, as the mouth sickens of the taste of mortar and charred timber. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Rudyard Kipling Woe to foolish people!” “I have come on foot from my house” (the assembly shuddered) “to make clear a matter which any other Satpura Bhil would have seen with both eyes from a distance. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anthony Trollope But I think I may say that, if you will make our way easy for us, we will endeavour to make yours easy for you. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

The sturgeon will not associate with the sheat-fish, and the sterlet refuses to make a friend of the herring. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Let me make a few comments, here, on the curious antipathies which these partialities arouse. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

It delighted me to hear again their precise talk, to hear them make a boast of their work, and narrate the childish little accidents of their life. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

William Black And yet I must say, that if anything could make France pleasant, the very good women with whom I am at present would certainly do it. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Arthur Morrison So perhaps you’d best leave off experiments till you’re asked to make ’em, for your own sake. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Virginia Woolf Shall I tell her, he thought, or not? He would like to make a clean breast of it all. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Chang was tireless in his efforts to make smooth the rough places. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Arthur Conan Doyle She imagined that she must be dreaming, or under some hallucination, so she pinched herself and rubbed her eyes to make sure that she was really awake. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

It was a cowardly one; but anything was better than to make an attempt to stand his ground against two such merciless antagonists; so he resolved upon flight. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

He thought, strangely, that it was his duty to make some comment. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

The literary man has certainly no complaint to make of the newspaper man, generally speaking. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Maria Edgeworth It was a comparison I had it more in my power to make than Olivia was aware of; it was the most disadvantageous moment for her in which that comparison could be made. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Jules Verne However, there was one inquiry more to make to the Sergeant; and it was the Major who thought of it, for all the others looked at each other in silence. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Rudyard Kipling Speaking from my own experience of the one march I ever had to make in a hurry, my impression at the time, as well as the memory that stayed with me afterwards, was that of the unrolling ribbon. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

George Meredith They make the Laws! And then they become fathers of families, and point the finger at the “wretched creatures. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Don’t be frightened if I make a fool of myself, Eleanor; but I think I could worship you to-night. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

When the storm was over, Pericles ordered the sailors to make for Tarsus. “For,” said Pericles, “the babe cannot hold out till we come to Tyre. At Tarsus I will leave it at careful nursing. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Andrew Lang Is not this such a place as would suit a hero for his home? Let us then go, to-morrow, to bring in timber to make a kraal. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald Baby went to the cell door, leaned against it, almost caressing it, as if that could make Dick feel her presence and power, and cried: “I’m going to the Embassy, I’ll be back. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edith Wharton After that she dared not make a pet of any other dog; and her loneliness became almost unendurable. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Nay, they all, both he and she philosophers, beg and entreat Pythocles, for dear Epicurus’s sake, not to affect or make such account of the sciences called liberal. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

William Makepeace Thackeray Neither is he very happy in trees, and such rustical produce; or, rather, we should say, he is very original, his trees being decidedly of his own make and composition, not imitated from any master. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Guy de Maupassant She persisted: “Look here M. le Curé! ’tis your turn now to make a confession!” He repeated: “I was not made for a life like everybody else. After (Après) by Guy de Maupassant [1891]

Henry James It’s enough that your sincerity gives me the right to ask a favour of you — to make an intense, a solemn request. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Rudyard Kipling Hi! you gangers, make them work. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells They make gentle noises, and move with organized deliberation . First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

John Galsworthy To make sure of her now, he ran those few paces, hurried up the stairs, and caught her standing at her door. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

I will report to you the true state of affairs in a few days; and you can then make arrangements for transferring Hickey from the altar to the asylum. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Benjamin Disraeli I have no wish to make man an anchorite. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Andrew Lang And now there was this fresh misfortune, for how was he to make a coat of stone? He wrung his hands and declared that the king would be the ruin of him, when Maria suddenly entered. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Thanks to my ignorance of the pugilistic glories of my native country, I was totally at a loss what to make of him. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Rudyard Kipling While we stowed the lunch-basket (one can never make too sure with a hired car) he outlined a very pretty and instructive little day’s run. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Thomas Hardy Isn’t it enough to make one blaspheme that the composer of that hymn is one of the most commonplace men I ever met!” “What — you know him?” “I went to see him. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

I might relate my bona-fide experience, but would men believe me? I must bring proofs, I must complete my researches, so as to make them incapable of disbelief. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Wilkie Collins Before the half hour had quite expired I began to make my way out through the ballroom. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle She absolutely refused to give me any information about him, save to make a statement which I found incredible, that it was a man whom she had never seen in her life. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Charles Dickens He became calm; the occupations incidental to his post as the night advanced began to make larger demands on his attention: and I left him at two in the morning. The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens

They went inside and made a big fire in the stove, using pieces of a hardwood table to make the fire last. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Gaston Leroux I will come to make you a little visit from time to time. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson It would be an instructive experiment to make an old man young again and leave him all his savoir. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

To make it, the sword must extirpate out of dominion all other roots of power, and plant an army upon that ground. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Algernon Blackwood I could just make out the bushes and river beyond, and the pale sandy patches. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Wilkie Collins They went downstairs together and consulted with Alban. He volunteered to make immediate inquiries at the railway station. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

I decided that I would watch him for a little while to make sure that he did not turn savage again, and then go home. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Edmund Burke Knowledge and acquaintance make the most striking causes affect but little. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

I make it a rule to do unto others as I would have them do unto me. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

I suspected some mischief immediately, but I said to myself, ‘The worst is over, they cannot make me more than a monk. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Isabella Bird On New Year’s Day, in observance of an old Dutch custom, the ladies remain at home, and all the gentlemen of their acquaintance make a point of calling upon them. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

E. T. A. Hoffmann But I see through you, you and your fine friend Signor Antonio, you think to make sport of me. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Sigmund Freud The politeness which I practise every day is largely a disguise of this kind; if I interpret my dreams for the benefit of my readers, I am forced to make misrepresentations of this kind. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson The other was too dear to be built now, and it was a hard task to make a smaller house that would suffice for the present, and not be a mere waste of money in the future. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing In return she would tell of the people who came to her shop to hire cups and saucers just to make a show when they had a friend to tea with them. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

He did not continue to say she should not marry; he had no power for that—and perhaps he did not want her to make a moonlight escapade of it, as Katherine had made. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Carlyle’s devotion to his own kin, blood of his blood and bone of his bone, did not wait for any death to make itself declared. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Willa Cather Yes, he decided, the woman was merely showing off, — she regarded it as an accomplishment to make people uncomfortable. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

I was exultant that by a lucky stroke of fortune I had succeeded in getting into the house, and I was determined in some way or other to make good, so that I should be asked there again. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

George Gissing He had tried to make light of the connection between Eve and that unknown man, even after her extraordinary request for money, which all but confessedly she wanted on his account. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Guy de Maupassan I should be a brute if I did not make her some recompense, and I ask your permission to marry her. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Willa Cather Blake’s back was just in the doorway; he hitched up one shoulder, but didn’t turn or make a sound. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Edith Wharton THAT is the real Eucharist, the real remaking of Divinity. If you knew God, you knew that: you knew you had in your soul the power to make Him . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

I’ll make a note of it—I’m compiling a treatise on the subject. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Robert Burns But why of that epocha make such a fuss, That gave us th’ Electoral stem? If bringing them over was lucky for us, I’m sure ’twas as lucky for them. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Andrew Lang I know that the real prince will make no mistake. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim I make myself some coffee, and I sit into the small hours watching the smoke from my pipe curl upwards to the ceiling and weaving a whole phantasmagoria of dreams and fancies. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Wilkie Collins Come, Stella, give me a kiss — and let us, as the children say, make it up!” He rose from his writing-table. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Francis Bacon For it is clear that such instances make the way short, and accelerate and strengthen the process of exclusion, so that a few of them are as good as many. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

D. H. Lawrence The keeper gazed at him with wide, wondering eyes, apparently thinking back, and trying to make things out. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton Decide to make a remark or not to make a remark. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

You’ll make a good partner, that you will! And, I say, what a decoy you will make! Jee-miny!” He was carried away for a moment, but his face darkened swiftly. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Olaf Stapledon The first task was to make parenthood attractive to people of average and superior intelligence. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

The mercenaries, who threatened to desert, rendered no assistance, and the leader, one Said bin Salim, actually refused to give Burton a piece of canvas to make a tent. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Arthur Conan Doyle With your permission I will now descend with this truss of hay to make a couch for these poor fellows below. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

John Morley The famous Wolf had done his best to make the tongue of his country literate, but even his influence was unequal to the task. Voltaire by John Morley

Richard Burton This thoroughly Sulaymanian style of doing business could not fail to make him sure of his man. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Makepeace Thackeray What was the consequence, my dear friend? In trying to make themselves into bulls, the frogs make themselves into jackasses, as might be expected. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Henry James One effect of it indeed was to make him desire the young woman more intensely. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Sinclair Lewis He knew, a little sadly, that he could not make himself beautiful; he beheld himself as heavy, hinting of fatness, but he danced, he dressed, he chattered, to be as young as she was . Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

If you think you can make yourself comfortable here, you are welcome to stay. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Man, I’ve diverted myself whiles with the science of the stars, and can make a shape at calculating a nativity. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Jules Verne They did not make a sound, but the howls of the wolves filled the air. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

H. Rider Haggard Now it was supper time, and Gudruda came in, and after her walked Swanhild. Ospakar gazed hard at Gudruda and a great desire entered into him to make her his wife. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Sigmund Freud Let us then suppose that a miracle-worker comes along and promises him to make his crooked leg straight and capable of walking. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Rudyard Kipling I’ve told you she wants to make it a sort of joke between us. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Thomas Hardy Nevertheless, when awakened at night by any noise, Joanna would rise from bed and glance at the shop opposite by the light from the flickering lamp, to make sure it was not they. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Ford Madox Ford You mustn’t make scenes before the servants . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Wilkie Collins Such a place! A mere corner of it curtained off to make a bedroom. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

H.P. Lovecraft The longer I listened, the more I was fascinated, until after a week I resolved to make the old man’s acquaintance. The Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

To make use of the old nautical expression, there was scarcely room in it to swing a cat. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Willa Cather He could shock her and make her fear the world even more than she did, but he could never make her understand. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

That he received any consideration, pension, gratification, or reward for his services to Harley, “except that old appointment which Her Majesty was pleased to make him,” he strenuously denied. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Juan Pizarro, aware that no time was to be lost, ordered one half of his corps to dismount, and, putting himself at their head, prepared to make a breach as before in the fortifications. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Be happy, be prudent — this sum will not make you rich; and the only acknowledgment I ask of you is, that you make it suffice, and avoid debt and embarrassment. Lodore by Mary Shelley

To bring out the husband’s faults and to make his errors known, and give her the opportunity of proving his worthlessness. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

He had not that sniffish, buttoned-up spirit that usually goes with an ability to make money. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Mark Twain If a man is born with an unhappy temperament, nothing can make him happy; if he is born with a happy temperament, nothing can make him unhappy. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Oscar Wilde I hear them now, and they make me shudder. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Jules Verne Only, never fear, you won’t be expected to make yourself lean, if you’re found to be heavy. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

F. Scott Fitzgerald We’re frequently bored and yet we won’t make any effort to know any one except the same crowd who drift around California all summer wearing sport clothes and waiting for their families to die. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Virginia Woolf Hence we are not raindrops, soon dried by the wind; we make gardens blow and forests roar; we come up differently, for ever and ever. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Bronislaw Malinowski There is, therefore, much less risk of bias or one-sidedness; the whole care is to make the best of the evidence thus collected; and a series of statements upon a given subject is presented. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Then he goes to work whittling away the forelock of the forty-five-fathom shackle-pin, gives it a tap or two with a hammer just to make it loose, and of course that cable wasn’t safe any more. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Arthur Conan Doyle So this wonderful incident, which would make such a headline for the old paper, must still wait its turn in the editorial drawer. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Samuel Johnson If they wanted hemp, they might make better cordage of rushes, or perhaps of nettles, than of straw. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Edith Wharton So, to avoid invidious distinctions, why not come by yourself and make her acquaintance? I want you awfully to know her, for no one can give you better advice than she can. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

William Makepeace Thackeray But by far the finest, and I think the most extensive edifice in Naas, was a haystack in the inn-yard, the proprietor of which did not fail to make me remark its size and splendour. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

H. G. Wells He was aware that he was going to make a proclamation to the People of the Earth, aware of certain grandiose phrases floating in his mind as the thing he meant to say. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Algernon Blackwood No more than that, so far as accurate description goes, and yet enough to make my heart stop dead as a stone, then start thumping against my ribs as though a paddle-wheel were loose in me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

At all events, my dear Van L., I shan’t make myself difficult of access; I mean to return his visit tomorrow. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Lieut. D’Hubert’s urgent shouts to the old gardener produced no effect — not so much as to make him shut his toothless mouth. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Gaston Leroux As we came nearer, we were able to make out its disposition. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

He wanted to ring the bell and make his demands boldly of whoever should answer. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Guy de Maupassan And at last, when the fruit was ripe for falling into her lap, she was sitting in the private room of the Minister of Police, opposite to the man with whom she was going to make the evil compact. Delila by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells Fanny came to see us once and we went and had a dinner at her flat, and something had happened to her too, I knew not what, to make her very happy. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

For a long time I could not make up my mind to break the seal. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

William Makepeace Thackeray A man who aspires to immortality, too! I doubt whether it is to be gained thus; whether our author’s words are not too loosely built to make “starry pointing pyramids of. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

But you may say, if she likes to hear it, that I think him a jolly good fellow, who will make her very happy if she can really feel she cares for him. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

George Meredith With a Frenchwoman’s figure, that is enough to make men crazy. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

I wish you’d make up your mind to bank that money, captain. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Florence Dixie We live not, for the good or evil we may do, in the brief short passage which we make through life, but for the good or evil that shall come of our deeds hereafter, when this earth knows us no more. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Andrew Lang But when cats make up their minds to do anything they generally DO it; and this cat began to look about to see if there was really no way of getting at his ball. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf We may take advantage of this pause in the narrative to make certain statements. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Radclyffe Hall However, it was really rather fine to be suffering — it certainly seemed to bring Collins much nearer; it seemed to make Stephen feel that she owned her by right of this diligent pain. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The ends were sticking out, and you—” “I did all my possible to teach you a lesson! Ah, when young and beautiful ladies mix themselves with such matters, it is no wonder they make mistakes. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Leslie Stephen We had had great poets—so said the “knowing Walsh,” as Pope calls him—“but never one great poet that was correct;” and he accordingly recommended Pope to make correctness his great aim. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

One would say that, instead of a tendency to equality in human beings, the tendency is to make the most of inequalities, natural or artificial. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Sidney was a clever young man, although very lowly born, and having been taken up by Professor Braddock as an assistant, could hope some day to make a position. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassant But Octavie stopped talking, glancing at her neighbors, seized with the overpowering desire which haunts all women of a certain class to make the acquaintance of respectable women. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Radclyffe Hall You’ll see, I’ll make you adore her so much that you’ll find yourself writing like a heaven-born genius. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

H.P. Lovecraft Dear Dr. Willett:— I feel that at last the time has come for me to make the disclosures which I have so long promised you, and for which you have pressed me so often. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

When publicly censured our first instinct is to make everybody a codefendant. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

Francis Bacon And as for the mixed mathematics, I may only make this prediction, that there cannot fail to be more kinds of them as Nature grows further disclosed. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

I can’t make out,” added Archie musingly, “why Mrs. Jasher confessed when everything was so safe. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

M. P. Shiel But she cannot beget a child; she cannot make a new thing. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

I had therefore to make the most of the only opportunity I possessed of silencing him. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Andrew Lang Let me have two or three days to make up my mind, and then you shall do as you like with me. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant In my hands I firmly gripped the iron railing in order not to fall, and took great pains to make no noise. My Wife (Ma femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

All my individuality, all that goes to make up the Ego—I myself—has been taken from me and put into your book. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Robert Louis Stevenson But for one thing, my feeling is not changed; and for another, you may make it your boast that you have made my whole life and character something different from what they were. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Gaskell She tried to make her voice sound, but it would not; so she looked round. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

His consultation with the doctor had not helped him forward in any way, and he did not know where to make the next move. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

They did not want to make trouble. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Thomas Hardy She then remembered that her friend without had told her to make haste, and she spasmodically proceeded to array herself. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Florence Dixie Every inch of strength in him was strained to make headway. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Henry Handel Richardson But, even so, she heard her own voice saying: “Be quiet! Don’t make such a noise. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Thou shalt pipe to me, and I’ll foot thee measures shall make the dryads think they ne’er went to school. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Will you be mine, now you are doubly won?” Bertram replied, “If you can make it plain that you were the lady I talked with that night, I will love you dearly ever, ever dearly. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

We had to sink no end of big stones in order to make a rough and ready causeway across the mud. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

The record I have to make is one of sordidness, levity, and interest. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H.P. Lovecraft It would only make matters worse to do – or summon – anything. The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Algernon Blackwood They were there before, but she had nothing in herself to make her conscious of them. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James I didn’t come to Europe to lead a merely conventional life; I could do that at Bangor. You know I never would do it at Bangor, so it isn’t likely I am going to make myself miserable over here. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle I tried again and again to make my Sikhs talk, but without much success. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Don’t tell me that Craw instructed London to make the announcement before he was bagged by the students. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Something he learned too of the medicinal lore of the woods, how to make febrifuge and salve, what herbs sweetened foul water, or quieted hunger, or put a wakeful man to sleep. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Daniel Defoe Had told the nation how to make their choice; Told them the only way to happiness Was by the blessed door of peace. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

He sent couriers in every direction, ordering them to make close inquiries throughout the neighborhood. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

He managed to make three wives afraid of him; and it was darkly rumoured that he killed one. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Sir Walter Scott I did but make a mistake between my right hand and my left; and he might have pardoned a greater, who took a fool for his counsellor and guide. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Frederick Marryat I have now an offer to make to you, which I trust, upon reflection, you will not refuse — and I say reflection, because I do not wish you to give an answer till you have well reflected. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

After you, Bunny.” I climbed up with trembling knees, Raffles holding the rope taut to make it easier. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

I won’t go with you to that low drinking hell, unless you make me, but I’ll swear —” “Don’t swear. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

It’s like breaking a few back windows in a man’s house; whereas, if you want to make him really sit up, you must try at least to raise the roof. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

In I shot again, to make one at the conference. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

But this I rejected; disobedience to a parent, and other objections, were sufficient to make me refuse it; and we saw ourselves reduced to separate when we were so near being united. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

E. Phillips Oppenheim They make me thankful that I am an American.” Mr. Sabin inclined his head slightly towards the smoking-room. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Rudyard Kipling And none to make comparison of their deeds. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

To-morrow I must turn about and make for home. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Edgar Allan Poe It was an impulsive movement to gain time for thought — to make sure that my vision had not deceived me — to calm and subdue my fancy for a more sober and more certain gaze. The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Rudyard Kipling It took us four hours’ hard work to make the grave. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Eliot The small capital which had filled up deficiencies of income was almost exhausted, and Julia, in the effort to make supplies equal to wants, had to use much ingenuity in diminishing the wants. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Can Theodore’s highest art make you better than that? Remember that excellent advice of old Polonius’s, Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The whole thing had been too sudden for them to make any resistance, and Giovanni, their trusted escort, seemed suddenly to have disappeared. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Isabella Bird We went down to a lonely cabin to make inquiries, and were told that “none but the old people knew of it — it was far away in the woods. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

M. P. Shiel They are about as novel as Dickens.’ ‘But it seems to me—do you not make art nothing more than mere artfulness directed toward a mind?’ ‘Quite so—nothing more. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Edith Wharton Don’t you think you ought to have your eyes examined?” The door opened again, and a very old woman, so old as to make Mrs. Jaspar appear almost young, hobbled in with sidelong steps. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle To make it the more extraordinary, there was no side road at this point down which he could have gone. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

I have an idea that may be worth all I can ever make or can ever hope to have. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Von Arnim It is there if we choose, if we make it. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

All this was for our comfort; yet pass it we must; and all hands agreed to make the best of it. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

George Gissing I’ll make a position for myself before long. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing And to him? He could not make up his mind on the point. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]