Phrases with "making"

Henry Handel Richardson In your case, I am making an exception, because . Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Lady Kirkbank was always dropping Seraphine and taking her up again, quarrelling and making friends with her. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

It is the remains of this paint that is making you ill. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Henry James I’m studying Juliet and I want awfully to do her, but really I’m mortally afraid lest, making a success of her, I should find myself in such a box. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

George Eliot And I found it better for my soul to be humble before the mysteries o’ God’s dealings, and not be making a clatter about what I could never understand. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Andrew Lang Peeping cautiously between the wooden pillars of the chapel, he saw a troop of hideous cats, dancing furiously, making the night horrible with their yells. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim Now he nearly fell over himself making signs to me—as though it were necessary!” “We girls do see life,” Violet reflected, making a grimace at herself in the looking-glass. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Edgar Rice Burroughs By this time we had picked up a smattering of the bastard language in which our guards addressed us, as well as making good headway in the rather charming tongue of our co-captives. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Walter Scott Here he found the minstrel seated at a small table, sustaining before him a manuscript, apparently of great antiquity, from which he seemed engaged in making extracts. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her frown had not abated and he stared at her anxiously, making no comment and daring scarcely to breathe. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

D.H. Lawrence The citrons are sold also by weight in Salò for the making of that liqueur known as ‘Cedro’. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

I so often had things to ask papa about when he was out of the house that I got into the way of making little notes to remind me later. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Good bye!” And Joseph departed leading away the donkeys! Hans stood for some moments gazing after him with a complacent smile making his fat face ridiculous. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Ann Radcliffe The magnificent preparations which were making for the nuptials, engaged all eyes, and busied all hands. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

It was not until we were in the boat and were making our way ashore that I found an opportunity of speaking to her without Nikola overhearing us. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Wilkie Collins Late that night Amelius sat alone in his room, making notes for the lecture which he had now formally engaged himself to deliver in a week’s time. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jules Verne The day before he had noted exactly the hour when the sun disappeared beneath the horizon, making allowance for the refraction. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope It is impossible to refrain from telling all this, and from making a little innocent fun out of the superexcellencies of these schools; but the total result on my mind was very greatly in their favor. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She had the look of one who is making a painful effort to understand something; this was fixed upon her features, and probably resulted from the peculiar conditions of her life. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson THE old Chimaeras, old receipts For making “happy land,” The old political beliefs Swam close before my hand. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Honestly, sir, in this day and age I didn’t imagine that anyone was driven to making do with a glove. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Rudyard Kipling Worst of all, Dunmaya is making a decent man of him; and he will be ultimately saved from perdition through her training. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

In fact, he twice hypnotized the entire audience (reporters alone exempted), making all entertain the most extraordinary illusions. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Anthony Trollope I have been thinking it over and making calculations. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

He succeeded in making himself—what he wished to be-the most notorious personality in the world of letters of our century. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Anthony Trollope As her mind went on making fresh schemes on the subject, a morbid desire of increasing the mystery took possession of her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Here every one was in a great state of excitement: Grant had been making the men fire volleys. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Thomas Wolfe Besides, making allowances for the distortion of his feelings, he could see some justice in what George said. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry Kingsley They gets on very well when they’re sober, but since they’ve been a making money they mostly gets drunk in bed of a morning, so they ain’t so happy together as they was. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope Daly made him write an authority for making such a proposal, by which he bound himself to the terms, should they be acceded to by the other party. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Mrs. Redland had the talent of making any house in which she happened to be visiting appear instantly as her own. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Perhaps it was the unaccustomed firelight dancing on the walls, making queer shadows all round her, which kept her so wide awake. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

H. G. Wells A second pair of boots followed, making wide and magnificent gestures in their attempts to feel the door frame. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope He could not afford to associate with his fellow-men on any other terms than those of making capital of them. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing From half-past nine to half-past one Harvey sat alone in his study, not always energetically studious, but on the whole making progress in his chosen field of knowledge. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

William Morris For the rest, unless again we have a very elaborate scheme of decoration, I think dividing it once, making it into two spaces is enough. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Sinclair Lewis It’s the historical Anglo- Saxon way of making life miserable. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell And the first time I catch you making mischief, off you go. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Elizabeth Gaskell It is therefore no wonder that a little German watchmaker, who is settled at Teheran, is making his fortune. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Sinclair Lewis She was jolly enough, and no fool about pennies in making change, but for a preacher standing up on a platform in a long-tailed coat she had gaping awe. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

His action caught the notice of the slaves, and as the coups passed them they all turned and faced it, like soldiers under review making ready to salute a superior. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Ford Madox Ford He says that when his eyes have been very tired with making one of his senior wrangler’s calculations he has often seen a woman in an eighteenth-century dress looking into a drawer in his bureau . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Robert Green Ingersoll It was a long time before the people commenced making laws for themselves, and, strange as it may appear, most of their laws are vastly superior to the ghost article. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Sinclair Lewis Sondelius returned to Blackwater, but Martin remained in the tent village for two days, giving them the phage, making notes, directing the amateur nurses. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Jonathan Swif The Whigs were ravished to see me, and would lay hold on me as a twig while they are drowning,2 and the great men making me their clumsy apologies, etc. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

D. H. Lawrence It had been wound up in Europe, and was running down, running right down, here in Australia. Men were mining, farming, making roads, shouting politics. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

At the best, it would be taking his opportunity from him and making it hers. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

H.P. Lovecraft Capt. Whipple’s belief in the existence of catacombs was absolute, and he took no alternative into consideration when making his plans. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Louisa May Alcott But what could she do? For the old lady was in the middle of her story, and long before it was done, Jo was off again, making more droll revelations and committing still more fearful blunders. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

As he came close up to her, Mrs. Archdale moved a little, making room for him to sit down by her. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Marjorie Bowen The wind howled and tore at the locked doors, making them creak and groan; the thunder shook the building; and at every fresh convulsion Visconti shrieked aloud in unison. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

D. H. Lawrence Something ugly, blatant in his nature had come out now, making him shift everything over to a sentimental basis. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Then ruefully laughing at himself: ‘Ah, I am for ever making collections. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Oliver Goldsmith I believe there are but few that can do that: I never dispute your abilities at making a goose-pye, and I beg you’ll leave argument to me. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

I seem to be repeating myself in describing Kate’s love after Mrs. Mayhew’s, making the girl’s feelings a fainter replica of the woman’s. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Jonathan Swift I see nothing else in the modern way of making war but that the side which can hold out longest will end it with most advantage. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

Anthony Trollope In such matters he took what was provided for him, making his dinner off the first bit of meat that was brought, and simply ignoring anything offered to him afterwards. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Two young ladies had run from his neighbourhood, making as if to lift hands to ears. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

The first is by making it up with your mother-in-law, and consenting, for money, to live under her dominion. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson It ran away so fast that there was hardly any left; but it was enough: ugh! wasn’t it nasty? He spat it out again, making a ‘normous noise so that everybody should hear. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

G. K. Chesterton They are afraid of making fools of themselves, and are unaware that that transformation has already been triumphantly effected. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

When she was making plum jam she used to let us eat the syrupy stuff that was skimmed off the top, and we used to gorge ourselves with it till we were sick. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle Dr. Maracot discovered a rough method of making an estimate. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Anthony Trollope But people have such a way of making themselves disgusting. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

That was the kind of world that Damaris Tighe had hitherto insisted on making all round her, a world where people were watchful and hostile. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

He then moved forward, and found the six bravoes at the door, completely armed, who, making way for him, with a low bow, followed as his train. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Arnold Bennett She could work, but she had not the art of making others work. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Henry Kingsley The other day Hamlyn (you know him) showed me a letter from a cousin of his who is making a good deal of money there. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Jules Verne I mean, on the contrary, to block up that opening, to seal it hermetically, and, if it is necessary, to completely hide the entrance by making a dam, and thus causing the water of the lake to rise. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Nellie Bly She is the favorite ship of the O. and O. line, making her voyages with speed and regularity. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Jules Verne It possessed its own peculiar orography, a mountainous system, making it a world in itself. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope A writer, if he be making £800 a year, does not think himself bound to live modestly on £600, and put by the remainder for his wife and children. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang Something had put out his temper, for with a frown he said, ‘Watch carefully our ways in the house, and beware of making any mistake, or it will go ill with you. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Fielding Proper bonds were presently provided, and the doctor and the serjeant’s friend signed them; the bailiff, at the instance of the attorney, making no objection to the bail. Amelia by Henry Fielding

H. Rider Haggard Then he raised his great spear, and every captain blew upon his horn, making a deafening sound. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

William Morris The first step towards making labour attractive is to get the means of making labour fruitful, the Capital, including the land, machinery, factories, &c. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

But the ‘Romance of Monte Beni’ has the additional charm for me, that it is the first book of yours that I have read since I had the privilege of making your personal acquaintance. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Hereupon I set about making a year for myself. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

His last strength went in making his will, Roger. His last thought was for you, and that poor Mary and the child. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Alphonse Daudet Other craft were making forth under all sail, and, still farther out, more were slowly looming up in the sunshine as if they were sailing in the air. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

He talked as naturally as he could, but he remembered how easily her mind had always read the contents of his, and felt that he was not making a very good job of it. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf He caught phrase after phrase exactly, firmly, more exactly, he noted, making a brief note in the margin, than the night before. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Henry James He had felt a good deal, before, as if he were in this philosopher’s hands; but since making his final choice he had begun to strike himself as all in his own. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Leslie Stephen He dined for eightpence at an ordinary: a cut of meat for sixpence, bread for a penny, and a penny to the waiter, making out the charge. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

William Hope Hodgson And immediately, I said “Mirdath,” making use of the instruments; and there came a swift and beautiful answer; for out of the dark there stole an old love-name, that she only had ever used to me. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope I have gone on the very much easier plan of making everything as it comes fit in with what has gone before. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Wilkie Collins He hesitated; and his answer, when he succeeded in making it, began with a prevarication. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I presume the prospect of making any practical attempt in my behalf was welcome. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence A restless, bitter night, with one man cough, cough, coughing, a hysterical cough, and others talking, making noises in their sleep. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Wishing to dominate, wishing to interfere, making people do what she wished — that was the charge against her, and she thought it most unjust. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

And the cruel moon came creeping out, making all things visible. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

He only hoped that he could imitate him in making a good end. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Henry James I don’t think she exactly meant to defy you; but your crazy pursuit of that flower was a proof that she could go all lengths in the way of making a fool of you. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Sinclair Lewis Always Neil felt that the malign small presence of Belfreda was in the room, making his large, ruddy, Caucasian strength seem bloated. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

But even then this breach of your own making shall for ever separate us. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He watched the red buses making the grey day beautiful, and blessed them. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

D. H. Lawrence I know Gerald is putting in a private electric plant, for lighting the house, and is making all kinds of latest improvements. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Thus pacifying his conscience, Lodore came to the conclusion of making his daughter the partner of his exile. Lodore by Mary Shelley

I happen particularly to remember it because I was calling there myself about an application the proprietor was making for extension of his licence. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle In making this statement I have purposely couched it in bald and simple language, for fear I should be accused of colouring my narrative for the sake of effect. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

George Meredith Carinthia fancied the people must regard their master as a foreign wizard, whose power they felt, without the chance of making their cry to him heard. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Gissing Now if I undertake to instruct you in these things you lack, you understand it would be with the intention of making an artist of you. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But while the family were making preparations for this duty, they suddenly perceived that Prudence had put on her cloak and hood, and was lifting the latch of the door. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Baldwin Spencer He is making a drawing the inspiration of which is, in reality, a totemic design, though, as it is not drawn upon a sacred spot or on a ceremonial object, it does not “mean” anything. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. Rider Haggard Skallagrim caught one on his shield and it fell to the earth, but another passed over his head and struck Eric on the left shoulder, near the neck, making a deep wound. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James Something had happened, rapidly, with the beautiful sight of him and with the drop of her fear of having annoyed him by making him go to and fro. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Henry Adams Mr. Alley, one of the strictest of moralists, held that his object in making the bargain was to convert the Democratic Party to anti-slavery principles, and that he did it. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

She said, when it was discovered, that their money was going down too fast and this was her way of making ends meet. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

R. D. Blackmore I have had the honor of making your acquaintance in a pleasant manner. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Meredith They came to the highest chalet, where a hearty wiry young fellow, busily employed in making cheese, invited them to the enjoyment of shade and fresh milk. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Jules Verne The pieces of ice are small, and their jagged edges will stick up all over the surface, making it very rough, so that if our sledges get over it at all, it will only be with very great difficulty. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith I thought she would have kept the oath, I confess; she looked up like a child when she was making it. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

D. H. Lawrence And I mean I don’t believe in making fun of it myself. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

The latter, making the most of its advantage, had changed the direction of its flight and turned toward the forest, trying this time to gain in distance instead of in height, and so escape. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope The question had come before her for decision so suddenly, that she had not, in fact, had time to think of this as she was making her answer. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Jonathan Swif I borrowed coat, boots, and horse, and in short we had all the difficulties, and more than we used to have in making a party from Trim to Longfield’s. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

So AU REVOIR, dear Athos.” “AU REVOIR,” said the Musketeer, making a sign to Grimaud to uncork the bottle he had just brought. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins Near the turnpike stood a tall gentleman, making a sketch in a note-book of some felled timber lying by the road side. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

The fellows who were going to study professions were hugging themselves at the contrast between their fate and his, and were making remarks about business that were, to say the least, unbusinesslike. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Yet he did not waste his time in idle crimination or complaint; but immediately set about making preparations to meet the storm with all his characteristic energy. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Edith Wharton The buggy was following the trail and making straight for the pine-wood through which she had climbed; and she knew at once that the driver was in search of her. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

W. H. Hudson But in my heart there was now a great despair that rendered me incapable of making any resolution. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She had not vouchsafed him a single word of sympathy, not even a grudging admission of his courage in making this great effort. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

The inference was that Will was working hard at making money in London while Francis idled. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim May I hope, though, that what it lacks in floweriness it makes up in sincerity?” “I believe,” he complained, looking across at her with mock severity, “that you are making fun of me. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Anthony Trollope Soon after making that declaration of love at Allington he had begun to feel that in making it he had cut his throat. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Above all, I want to prevent your making a slave of your daughter. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Henry Handel Richardson In making a particularly complicated gyration, he all but overbalanced himself, and his cap fell on the ice. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

As I understand it, Haire went away with the stated intention of making a short visit to Dublin. He was known to have arrived there on a certain day and to have made two calls at a business house. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Charles Dickens Mrs. Commissioner Pordage, making allowance for difference of sex, was much the same. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Incidentally, I should have made her rich, given her an established position, and probably ended by making her my wife. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Certainly I am not good for much, unless it’s riding and making love. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

And when, at last, he did succeed in making some impression upon these surroundings, it was no better; it was worse. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Radclyffe Hall For years she had borne with his peccadilloes, keeping her temper and making no scandal. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Walter Besant As for my lord, he was already making his preparations for leaving the world, having little hope left of reprieve or pardon. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Wilkie Collins He amuses himself by making hats, baskets, and table-mats, out of his straw. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Andrew Lang I’ll just cure her vanity by making her love someone better than herself. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He passed by Maskull, without looking at him, or making any salutation, and proceeded out to sea. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Abraham Merri No stones nor trees could damn it, making a causeway over which to march to batter at the fortress’s walls. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

I hardly walk out without meeting or making acquaintances. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Elizabeth Gaskell There is hardly any punishment he does not deserve for making Lady Castlewood peep through a keyhole, listen at a door, and be jealous of a boy and a milkmaid. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anthony Trollope On the next Sunday she went to church, and then they all knew that she was making the necessary struggle. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

H. G. Wells He was enlarging upon the complex difficulty of making Boscastle Harbour in bad weather, when suddenly and quite irrelevantly his companion interrupted him again. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Maleck and I, as they came near, each firing a piece together, and whipping up another, and then another, in an instant they fell round us roaring and making a horrid yell. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

A hasty word of explanation to Mrs. Ducie, and he led her away, the room, in its surprise, making for them what space it might. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Sigmund Freud The lovers were in the habit of making him, the elder boy, drunk with beer whenever circumstances were favourable to their nocturnal intercourse. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Sir Walter Scott We have had speeches and players, and dogs and bears, and men making monkeys and women moppets of themselves — I marvel the Queen could endure it. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Henry James They had the privilege of making him restless, and on this occasion he walked away, suddenly, with his hands in his pockets, and then came back and leaned against his column. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

But I have been making a model to show how the mechanism worked, and I thought it best for the purposes of evidence, to make it with the actual parts. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Anthony Trollope He had not begun by making love to her, or expressing admiration, or by doing or saying anything which could at all lead her to suspect his purpose, or put her on her guard. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Thus I was told that one brother was engaged with literature; while Father Apollinaris busies himself in making roads, and the Abbot employs himself in binding books. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The neck was drawn out like a plucked chicken’s, making the rest of him seem the more obese and unnatural by the contrast. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Forthwith, it is as if an earthquake rumbled through the town, making its vibrations felt at every hearthstone, and especially causing the spire of the meeting-house to totter. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Anthony Trollope Hampstead rushed up to Hendon almost without seeing his stepmother, intent on making preparations for his sister, and then, before October was over, rushed back to fetch her. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Whilst making my preparations for bleeding the Banou, I cast my eyes about the tent, in the hopes of seeing the prize, which I was anxious to possess. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Surely you cannot refuse to grant so simple a request, after the trouble I have taken to explain my reasons for making it. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The drongo and his consort make as much of it as possible, advertising it far and wide, and they follow and feed their young, making much noise, long after the nest has been deserted. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Let us try another method of making the chalk tell us its own history. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

G. K. Chesterton The silence was merely accidental; yet something rose up in Seawood’s soul to protest against it; as if silence were making destiny and must be stopped from doing it. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

H. G. Wells So much for the existing possibilities of making the race better by breeding. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Rafael Sabatini He may or may not have been mistaken in making his prayer more or less in the form of an accusation. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

First the police mistook me for somebody else, and now, apparently, you are making the same mistake as the police. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Henry James She ran over the names of these and rang the changes on them with the facility of practice, making them appear an almost endless list. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Now, it was in the bond that our crew were to be allowed twenty-four hours for making and baking bread at Siût, Esneh, and Assuân. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Thomas Hardy But don’t go driving about the country with Jolliver’s daughter and making a scandal. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

M. P. Shiel I ran a little away; then, making my way round to the gate, sent in a request for an interview. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Nellie Bly Stepping in I found myself in a small, smoothly paved court-yard, the wall making two sides and the house forming the square. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

William Dampier Here the land is low, making a saddling between 2 small hills. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Anthony Trollope He was to take the four first balls, making but one run off the last, and then beginning another over at the opposite end do the same thing again. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She’ll turn her hand to making cheeses, never you fear. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

All this while Dorothy had been making abortive efforts to shake Mrs Semprill off. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope As he went, making his way much quicker through the crowd than he had done when he had no such object for haste, he purposely avoided the door by which Mr Kennedy had stood. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Henry James She was rigid in general on the article of making the public itself affix its stamps, and found a special enjoyment in dealing to that end with some of the ladies who were too grand to touch them. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

George Gissing We had lost our way, and Ireton, scornful of objections, struck across country, making for a small plantation which he thought he remembered. A Capitalist by George Gissing

From the first there was some difficulty in making him out. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

And a Spartan, making as if he would find fault with the master of the exercises for giving him wood that would not smoke, said, He will not permit us even to shed a tear. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Charles Dickens He is bound as before, and in his mouth there is a gag — tied so, with a tight string, making him look almost as if he laughed. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Besides, we had the opportunity of seeing everybody, making acquaintances, and hearing the news. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

If Annabel were not about then he came and went without making any inquiries after her. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Margaret Oliphant It was away making a little pilgrimage of wonder about the mystic house which was so near them, longing to know, and trying to divine, what was going on there. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Daisy, making no bones about it this time, followed him out into the passage, and shut the sitting-room door behind her. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

It was fortunate indeed that we were at the extreme distance that these weapons can be projected, for they struck the ground right amongst our horses' hoofs, making them more restive than ever. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

E. F. Benson They crawled along the hinge-crack of his door, passing through as they had done before, and still I stood there, making impotent efforts to shout to him, to bid him escape while there was time. Caterpillars by E. F. Benson

Henry James A real providence knows; whereas you,” said Lady John, making her point neatly, “have to find out — and to find out even by asking ‘the likes of’ me. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

H. G. Wells There are two men here making for Russia from Scotland, a little ambiguous, but I think enquirers on my lines. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

John Lewis Burckhard Like his cousin at Mekka, he has succeeded in making people believe that he is endowed with supernatural powers. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Indeed, Mary had a wonderful knack of making him forget everything but herself. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle A murmur of anger followed in the wake of two roisterers who were making their way down the path. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

John Lewis Burckhard From Om Daoud we continued along the Atbara, making occasionally short cuts across the desert. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

To tell the truth, I do not come of a very strong family; and, by way of making me feel better satisfied with myself, he tells me that, unless I take care of myself, I may follow in their footsteps. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Margaret Oliphant Oh, yes, you will say, that is a woman’s opinion, making the most of her own side: but you just know very well it is true. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H. G. Wells Then he looked up at me and went on, making no further attempt to disguise his absolute belief in the reality of his story. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Wilkie Collins Her vanity saw the chance of making him compare you at a disadvantage with your clever sister. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

The vine at once altered its course, making an acute angle, and again made for the stake. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

William Dampier It came on very swift and broke a little before it reached the ship; making a great noise and raising the sea round it, as if a great house or some such thing had been cast into the sea. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Ford Madox Ford At any rate his executors had written to ask her for Christopher’s address with a view to making payments. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Virginia Woolf But the traveller was only some merchant, making home belated; or some woman of the quarter whose errand was nothing so innocent. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Henry James He WAS making her — she had begged; and this, for a special sensibility in him, didn’t at all do. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope No less than five of the twelve soon believed that his views were just, making with their leader a moiety of the hospital. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Cannot you do something towards righting him? I am making this appeal on my own account—without Bothwell’s knowledge. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]