Phrases with "managed"

Jules Verne On this day, however, throwing himself suddenly on Vasling, he managed to snatch a lemon from him which he was about to suck. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Wilkie Collins When I made complaints against her to her father, and proved that I was right in making them, she always managed to get him to forgive her. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Henry James Nineteen women out of twenty, however, even of the most exacting sort, would have managed to do with Warburton. Perhaps you don’t know how he has been stalked. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

G. K. Chesterton At last we managed to get him to understand that we had made an astounding discovery. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Arthur Morrison So if it can be managed I’d be glad. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Rudyard Kipling And the whole business was managed without forethought by new Sahibs from God knows where, who had never seen a tent pitched or a peg driven. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

He managed to struggle out of the current and flounder through the mud, which sucked off his left sock. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Victor Hugo Though he kept at the greatest possible distance, he so managed as not to lose sight of him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George MacDonald This he managed with a tinder-box, which the good fairy had given him. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Edith Wharton If there had been time she would have gone to Alvah Loft for relief; she had managed so far to squeeze in a daily séance, and had come to depend on it as “addicts” do on their morphia. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Edith Wharton You’ve managed to get the water warmed to exactly the right temperature. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Two weeks later I sat with her on the same veranda, or rather she half lay in my arms and yet scarcely touched me — how she managed that I don’t remember. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Moreover, the love-passages between Julie, the daughter, and a poor clerk who thinks her an heiress, are so managed as to strengthen the comic side of certain situations. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Kenneth Grahame Sleeping, I pursued — perched astride of a coal-black horse — a princess all gauze and spangles, who always managed to keep just one unattainable length ahead. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Wilkie Collins I managed to thank him, and to get to the door. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

A bailiff managed the farm, but Francis managed the bailiff—and everyone else as well. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

But she had managed to bring the children up: the two elder ones were out in the world, the two younger were still in the college school. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Andrew Lang So he managed to get across the fiery river, and then went on to the Baba Yaga’s. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He managed to escape, and for several months was a fugitive on the French roads. The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn by John Buchan [1932]

Arthur Morrison He was wandering about the London streets on the second night after his arrival in the city, when he managed to get into conversation with two men at a bar. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Ford Madox Ford Well then!’ Macmaster had just managed to say that he knew Sylvia, of course. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was clear in our teeth from the first, and for all the windings of the road it managed to keep clear in our teeth until the end. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon All this while, he managed also to carry on his normal adult educational duties. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope It shall be so managed that the burden shall fall ultimately on yourself — not on any one else. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Wolfe How had he managed it? “I haven’t got a job,” Randy answered quietly with his little embarrassed laugh. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope Beggary does not prevail in new countries, and but few old countries have managed to exist without it. North America by Anthony Trollope

Nellie Bly At the Gap we secured sedan chairs, and were carried to the Hotel Craigiburn, which is managed by a colored man. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Gertrude Stein She managed to find something to cover me and then there was a loud boom, then several more. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Dorothy managed to get to the board at last, and made a note of some of the addresses where ‘cook generals’ were wanted. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Afterwards, with parish relief and a little help here and there from her children and friends, Queenie managed to live. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

I managed to stumble a few steps forward on the mountain turf, and then flung myself on my face. Prester John by John Buchan

Henry Handel Richardson Hard luck that it must just be her who managed to get such a domineering brute for a husband. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

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

I sent my assistant, Sidney Bolton, to buy it, and he managed to get it, coffin and all, for nine hundred. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Elizabeth Von Arnim Nobody likes somebody to call her husband darling, and then her husband look — look —” she was going to say guilty, but just managed not to. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson The buoying and dredging are managed entirely by W-, who has had much experience in this sort of thing; so I have not enough to do and get very homesick. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

So he managed to crawl into his clothes, summon a cab, and depart. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

He, however, managed to ingratiate himself with James I. by supporting his views of kingly prerogative. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Dragging his box down the stairs by its stout cord, he managed to hoist it on his shoulders, and they saw him go fiercely off across the lawn. Sanker’s Visit by Ellen Wood [1868]

Afterwards I found out how it managed it. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Anthony Trollope However, he managed to live through the subsequent period; doubtless with a view of preventing any appointment to his father’s guests. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

I managed to place my hand in the same place — it matters not how — and there I found that. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope All that must be managed between the gentlemen. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Trickery from without, by “the cunning men,” is an explanation which, at least, provides a motive, but how the thing could be managed from without remains a mystery. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Henry James All these years his affairs have been in the hands of Monsignor B— — who has managed them to perfection — paid off mortagages, planted forests, opened up mines. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Florence Dixie However, we managed to get it out at last, and, though both well plastered with mud, neither its rider nor itself were any the worse for this little contretemps. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

George Gissing In a day or two Monica was removed to her sister’s lodgings at Lavender Hill. Mrs. Conisbee managed to put a room at her disposal, and Virginia tended her. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Jules Verne He directly rushed to his field, where little green heads were already appearing, and by means of a great cloth, he managed to protect his crop. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Guy de Maupassant I do not know how we managed to escape so far. The Colonel’s Ideas (Les idées du colonel) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Walter Scott The person stopped on their challenge, and presently after was heard the sound of a rote, (a small species of lute,) the strings of which were managed by means of a small wheel. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Henry Lawson During his sober days Bogg used to fossick about among the old mullock heaps, or split palings in the bush, and just managed to keep out of debt. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Thomas Paine In short, you have managed your Jersey expedition so very dexterously, that the dead only are conquerors, because none will dispute the ground with them. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Peter John, who was far the better performer, managed this successfully with two noble fellows, each nearly two pounds in weight, but he too had many failures. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Meredith We managed to keep it from them,’ said Fleetwood. ‘Nothing particular, perhaps you’ll think. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Gissing We are neither of us to stand in the other’s way—isn’t that the agreement? Tell me your plans, and you shall know mine, and I’m sure everything will be managed very well. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Who was pursuing her? Catherine managed to stand up. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Ellister had shouted for help, but no one had heard him and, in the last stage of exhaustion, he had just managed to save himself. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Pat’s eyes narrowed but he managed to utter a polite, borrower’s laugh. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Sinclair Lewis In between she managed to fit three hours a week of French lessons. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Radclyffe Hall He liked Mrs. Ogden, she had managed to impress him somehow and to make him feel sorry for her. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Rudyard Kipling The long oars on the upper deck are managed by four men to each bench, the lower ones by three, and the lowest of all by two. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

H. G. Wells He loved the direction of organization; the thing breaks out in his Imperial Palace. His home at Thorpe le Soken; his home in Cadogan Square were beautifully managed — by himself. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle I managed to feel my way to the door through the darkness, and having opened it passed out into the beautiful starlit night. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Andrew Lang The bear ran across a clearing, and the elder brother managed to place an arrow right in his head. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Some small amounts, it appeared, she had managed to collect from Wing Foo and his friend, but neither of them had done what Tai Ling had done so magnanimously. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

I suppose that after all I managed to stave off the smash with sufficient approach to verisimilitude, and the ghastly business went on. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Jules Verne Having managed carefully to draw off his coat, he found that the shoulder had been only grazed by the shot. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

We managed to escape, however, but not before I had secured the precious secret for which I had risked so much. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Thomas Hardy It was what I began telling you in the night — about that gentleman who managed the Sydney hotel. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins Her voice sank, her fingers trembled round the ball of wool; but she managed to go on. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Wilkie Collins Grosse managed her to perfection. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Anthony Trollope He had so managed his life that there seemed to be nothing left to him in it worth the having. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Bram Stoker She managed to extract the bullet herself, with her finger and thumb, and the wound made a good cure. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

He also feared an outbreak of temper on the part of that pest of a woman he had hitherto managed to keep tolerably quiet, thereby saving the remnants of his dilapidated furniture. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

At the age of eight he managed a news-stand for the Dago that owned it. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Wilkie Collins If I don’t have the three weeks she owes before to-morrow, dead or alive, she shall go to the workhouse!” This time I managed to push by him, and get to my own room, and lock the door in his face. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

William Hope Hodgson It was a little time before he managed to locate these and when he did, he gave them only a short glance. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins How I managed to gain their confidence and esteem, without alluding to my parentage, it is not worth while to stop to describe. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I’m afraid it can’t be managed till to-morrow. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I had only one glance, for I managed to pull myself together and go after the maid. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Wilkie Collins As they left Kirk Street for their walk, Mat managed that they should shape their course so as to pass Valentine’s house on their way to the fields. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

I can’t be good!” I managed to articulate; then I went to the sofa, fell on it face downwards, and sobbed on it for a quarter of an hour in genuine hysterics. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The poor staring white face on the floor was more than I could bear, and I managed to get a table-cloth and cover it. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Virginia Woolf Rachel, however, managed to possess herself of one of them, and, with the vanity of an artist, Mrs. Flushing demanded anxiously, “Well, well?” “It’s a hill,” Rachel replied. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

She was very, very far gone when that boy managed to clutch hold of her. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Although taken by surprise, he managed to keep his feet. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Wilkie Collins The old woman was a little more intelligent, and I managed to lead her into speaking of the manner of Sir Percival’s departure, and of the alarm that it caused her. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Edith Wharton You’re going to tell me that all the big geniuses have managed to express themselves in new ways with the old material. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

D. H. Lawrence But he managed to get through his work. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

And this consummate actor had somehow so managed me that the sympathy due to his dramatis persone was given to himself. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

During this time he managed to prepare some duplicate keys, and on the last night he robbed a dozen rooms, including mine. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

H. Rider Haggard As soon as we had examined the beasts sufficiently we called the Kafirs, and between us managed to drag their carcases up to the scherm. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

But they had managed a fire that looked like a fire, in the sitting-room. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

After a lot of ostentatious fumbling he managed to turn the key again and open the door. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

F. Scott Fitzgerald Every one knew that as soon as Jim managed to hold a job for more than two months she would marry him. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jack London But through these five years of death-in-life I managed to attain freedom such as few men have ever known. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Anthony Trollope This and her little excursions about the place, and her shopping, managed to make away with her afternoon. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan I must also have arranged and executed my movement very badly, for she managed to turn her head aside so as to avoid contact with my face, saying: “‘Oh no — this is rather too much — too much. A Warning Note by Guy de Maupassan

He worked away at this while I managed the boat, and then we took turns at bailing. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Dick had never liked Ladislau. He managed to walk the excited Australian along the path in the direction of his office, trying to persuade him to enter; but the man shook his head. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Theodore Dreiser Whereas if he waited — even if Schryhart managed to combine the three old companies into one — he might be able to force better terms. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Marie Corelli To earn daily bread I managed to obtain steady employment as a labourer in the fields — and I soon gained sufficient to keep my mother and myself. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

As we were camped there for two days, I managed to make time enough to ride over and have a look at the old place. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Wilkie Collins He must have managed to identify me somewhere, and the officer doubtless knew my personal appearance well enough now to follow and make sure of me without help. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Frances Hodgson Burnett His poppy-colored cheeks were distended with his first big bite of bread and bacon, but he managed to smile encouragingly. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Edith Wharton For the first year I managed to put off paying — then I borrowed small sums here and there. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

I’ve managed to get him on the ‘phone from the village. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In 1916 he managed to get to Vienna under the impression that, if he did not make haste, the great Freud would eventually succumb to an aeroplane bomb. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Andrew Lang But though some managed to get further than others, nobody was anywhere near the top. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Leon Trotsky How we managed to live in this whirlpool is still not clear, even to me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

They all immediately gathered round the table, and attacked the really good breakfast, which the old servant had somehow managed to put before them, with great zest. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Willa Cather I’ve managed to save something every year, and that with helping my three sisters now and then, and tiding poor Cousin Mike over bad seasons. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

With wonderful art the clever little actress managed to slip and lose her balance, so as to fall into his extended arms, clasping him around the neck as she did so. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Jules Verne He managed to turn the conversation to other matters, till it abruptly terminated by the entrance of Altamont. This ended the day, and the night passed quietly without the least disturbance. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Bram Stoker Either branch of their art would probably be inadequate; but by finking their services they managed to eke out a livelihood. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Ivan Turgenev The prince, for his part, managed matters with the utmost sobriety and discretion, when, all of a sudden, an unexpected incident. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope We haven’t managed to meet since I came back; — have we?” “I’ve been pretty constant at home, too. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

But no, the captain laughed, and tugging away with his one free hand at his pocket, he brought out a pocket-book, from which he managed deftly enough to draw out three bills. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle It had given her relief, and by doling out her supply she had managed to survive the night. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

I managed to throttle Colin and prevent him barking, but I could not get the confounded trap to close behind me. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope I’d no idea he’d be so tough a customer, or make such a good fight; but I think I’ve managed him. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne In the midst of a hailstorm of balls he managed to reach the opposite side, and disappeared in the rushes. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

I never knew how I managed to endure the misery of the few weeks which followed, as there was soon no doubt that I was going to have a child. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

D. H. Lawrence Henry managed to hire a bicycle. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope They have begun at the beginning, and have so managed that every one may learn to read and write — have so managed that almost every one does learn to read and write. North America by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo Barkilphedro managed everything. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I’ve managed her single-handed for some time. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

I put a wing on each of their plates, and a leg on my own; but perceiving they waited to see how I managed it, I stuck in my fork, cut off a slice, dipped it in the salt, and put it in my mouth. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

I’m not Brumby. I’m your nephew Michael.” ‘Her nerves were better than I thought, for she managed to take a pull on herself and listen to me while I muttered my tale. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Sir Walter Scott She rose, while the chair in which she sate was kept steady by the line which Lovel managed beneath. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

This bleating lamb calls himself the “Sacred Singer,” and has managed to get that pleasing title into the newspapers until it is become as offensive as himself. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

At last, after nearly ten minutes, he managed to fob her off with something which she said grudgingly she ‘didn’t think she’d had before’. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

The train was due to leave at eight, and it was about ten past eight when the harassed, sweating officers managed to marshal us in the barrack square. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Of course there’s the possibility that they managed to secrete themselves in the house beforehand. Our Visit by Ellen Wood

Lady Harriet had no longing for power, and was content to let the house be managed exactly as it had been before her coming. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Jack London I got to my ‘dobe house and managed a cracking fine dinner my cook had ready for me. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Leon Trotsky I managed in passing to tell Syermuks to meet me behind the station in an inconspicuous corner where there were no lamps. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope But there was no further change between Kilmarnock and Carlisle, and they managed to make themselves very comfortable. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Kate Chopin Tied to the landing was a huge flat-boat, that was managed by the aid of a stout cable reaching quite across the river; and beside it nestled a small light skiff. At Fault by Kate Chopin

George Elio An’ there was my husband’s great-aunt managed a farm for twenty year, an’ left legacies to all her nephys an’ nieces, an’ even to my husband, as was then a babe unborn. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Jules Verne Joe inquired how the Arabs managed to guide themselves across the desert, and come to the few wells scattered far between throughout this vast solitude. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether the great exactness and integrity with which this bank is managed be not the chief support of that republic? 37. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Arthur Conan Doyle He managed to struggle to his feet, and yelled out at them to have done with it and get it over. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell If he had felt anxious about Philip’s looks and strange disappearance, he had also managed to account for them in some indifferent way. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Alphonse Daudet It is known that he has his form on M. Bompard’s grounds — which, by the way, has doubled, ay, tripled, the value of the property — but nobody has yet managed to lay him low. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

D. H. Lawrence But it managed to contain a little barrel of beer, as well as a few dishes and bits of food. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Kingsley Tutors were tried, of whom Welter, by a happy combination of obstinacy and recklessness, managed to vanquish three, in as many months. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

That night, after getting my policy, I set fire to the house and started through the woods to town, two miles away, where I managed to be found about the time the excitement was at its height. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

Henry Handel Richardson And if, with so much in his favour, he had not managed to carry it out, how in all the world could he hope to now, when every thing conspired against him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I managed to avoid an embrace, but he wrung my hand. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Victor Hugo How the child, wrapped in a smothering winding-sheet of snow, lost on a narrow elevation between two jaws of an abyss, managed to cross the isthmus is what he could not himself have explained. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Gaston Leroux I tell you that was managed right. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

George Borrow In some villages the people were so poor and needy, that they had literally no money; even in these, however, we managed to dispose of a few copies in exchange for barley or refreshments. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Jules Verne Barbicane managed so successfully, that he supplied them with sufficient rations for a year. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Thus Maitre Jacquemin Lampourde managed to gratify three of the five senses man is blessed with by means of a single glass of wine. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Jack London If it is a profit, it must be managed so that the average man comes in for a share of the profit. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Conrart is always telling me that I do not know how to conduct matters of business; you will see how I managed this one. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

G. K. Chesterton He managed to find a stray taxi-cab; and had little difficulty in picking up again the trail of the extraordinary cortège. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle I opened the door, and at the same moment he managed to strike a light. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She managed to have the letter posted in London and the answer forwarded to her from there. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

For a time it looked as if there was going to be serious trouble; then, quite unexpectedly, he managed to raise the necessary amount in some way and settle all claims. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Anthony Trollope He was very much puzzled but inclined to think that if he managed matters rightly, profit might be got out of this very strange meeting. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott Meantime, poison not the bliss of the present moment, by desiring that which cannot at present be, Let me rather know whether all here is managed to thy liking. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

They managed to put the thing back for a week or two till I was nearly drove mad with fretting, and being doubtful which way it would go. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope He had, however, managed to leave the place before the police had got hold of him, and had escaped, so that no one had been able to say at what station he had got upon the railway. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He surveyed the piled furniture, the economically managed carpet, the unpleasing pictures on the wall. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Theodore Dreiser However that may have been, there was later no excuse for issuing the warrants, seeing that the city might easily have been managed much more economically. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

By holding on to various projections and stone and beams the man and woman managed to float upward on the surface of the rising waters. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

George Meredith Tresten saw that he supposed himself to be perfectly master of his acts because he had not spoken, and had managed to preserve the ordinary courtesies. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

He lay down, tucked his fore hoofs beneath him, shut his eyes, and with a hard effort managed to formulate his thoughts. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

So, at least, he managed to make his friend believe. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Jules Verne He went on preparing a warm bed, into which he managed to remove his patient, who soon fell into a calm and natural sleep. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Thomas More And if after a person has learned one trade, he desires to acquire another, that is also allowed, and is managed in the same manner as the former. Utopia by Thomas More

William Makepeace Thackeray I was my mother’s delight; and thus, with a clear conscience, I managed to live on. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

We could not afford to subscribe to a library, but I managed to get them somehow, asking for them wherever I went, as a charity. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Sinclair Lewis He managed to fret rather ardently. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang So the old lord despatched his eldest son to look for the wonderful bird, and promised him great riches if he managed to find it and bring it back. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope She was fifty, was Sophie Gordeloup, but she had so managed her years that she was as active on her limbs as most women are at twenty-five. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Only ‘Larry’ could have managed that school-feast tent on the lonely hillside. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

How were any police in the world to keep the run of a few men that had been in trouble before among such a mixed-up mob? Now and then we managed to get a talk with Starlight on the sly. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Wilkie Collins She managed Miss Halcombe with unquestionable care and discretion. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He seemed to be vaguely conscious; murmuring encouragement she got him to his feet, and, moving very slowly, managed to make him take an uncertain step forward. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle When I arrived there, I walked right into the arms of a police-officer who was coming out, and only managed to disarm his suspicions by pretending to be hopelessly drunk. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Many had, and yet managed to get over them without talking about supping sorrow. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

I saw they took me for a servant, as indeed I was, and for some minutes I managed to preserve that position in their eyes. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis He managed to imitate Tom’s writing on a card which he left with a bunch of jonquils in Nelly’s room, and nearly persuaded even Tom himself that Tom was the donor. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Richard Burton The custom-house fronts the landing-place upon the harbour; it is managed by Turkish officials, — men dressed in Tarbushes, who repose the livelong day upon the Diwans near the windows. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

F. Scott Fitzgerald Imogene!” “These toughs were evidently lying in wait for Hubert,” continued Mr. Blair. “But he’s a pretty spunky boy and he managed to drive them away. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

They had meantime managed to marry the fellow to a woman nearly twice his age, comparatively well off: the only profession he was really fit for. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Walter Scott On his return he found the gentleman who managed the Duke of Argyle’s affairs was desirous of seeing him, with a view to completing the arrangement between them. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Henry James Mrs. Touchett was not an optimist, but even from painful occurrences she managed to extract a certain utility. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edith Wharton Attached to his studio were two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a slit of a bathroom, with a geyser which had to be managed like a neurasthenic woman. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Maria Edgeworth Several articles of dress were missed from time to time; but Manon managed so artfully, that she averted from herself all suspicion. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Robert Louis Stevenson But the sun shone, the air was sweet, and what I managed to eat of the shell-fish agreed well with me and revived my courage. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope He was married a wife who managed everything for him, who never troubled him, whom no woman disliked, and whom every man admired. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Indeed, the sightseers, most of whom could see nothing at all, were packed as closely as sardines, and it was only by dint of well-nigh superhuman efforts that Lecoq managed to effect an entrance. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope There was a good deal more said about it, because Hampstead managed to make various propositions. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

W. W. Jacobs He was so far successful that he managed to stand, and in the fantastic appearance of a human snail, to shuffle slowly round the kitchen. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Wilkie Collins They managed somehow to break a plaster cast of his. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I wonder how he managed it?” Densham made no reply. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]