Phrases with "managed"

Rudyard Kipling She managed to get under some sort of way at midnight, and next day was taken in tow by a friend. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Ivan Turgenev She has just managed to get some flowers from a neighbor; she wanted to decorate your room. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope She managed better with old Mr. Cabob, who had certainly received many of Mrs. Carbuncle’s smiles, and who was very rich. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman And now you speak as if, somehow, they had managed to achieve more than we have!” Owen considered a while thoughtfully. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

It nearly upset, but he managed to get in, and the craft rowed for the vessel, which was again showing a flaring blue light. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Sometimes in winter they managed to borrow a couple of ferrets and go ratting, when the farmers would let them. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Each was easy to the other in this alliance, and they so managed that they never trod on each other’s corns. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Florence Dixie As they ascended the ladder steps Esca managed to get beside Maeva, and was conversing gaily with her, when on reaching the deck they perceived the Admiral approaching to greet his visitors. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Theodore Dreiser He had always managed to down the McKenty opposition in his ward, and several others adjacent to it, and in the Eighteenth Senatorial District, which he represented. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Shakespeare had rather a fancy for women in men’s roles, which, as women’s roles in his time were always taken by pretty and clever boys, could be more naturally managed then than now. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells How he managed ever to get to the seats of war to which he was sent I cannot imagine. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Theodore Dreiser Whenever he was at her home now, or she was at his and he was present, he managed somehow to say a word. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

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]

Sinclair Lewis Buck managed to wink jovially. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling You’ve managed it in thirty-three. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Zélie St. Pierre understood these things and managed them ably. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Charles Dickens We managed to keep the child warm; but, I doubt if any one else among us ever was warm for five minutes together; and the shivering, and the chattering of teeth, were sad to hear. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Andrew Lang She inquired how he managed to build palaces and to get so many precious things. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson Why he was cast again into prison — how he had again managed to shave the gallows — this we know not, nor, from the destruction of authorities, are we ever likely to learn. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing In a few weeks it might all be managed very easily. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope And if it could be so managed that the daughter should before the old man’s death, become his favourite child, that also would be well. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing My mother was very poor, but she managed to send me to a pretty good school. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Wilkie Collins At the latter part of the time my mother’s health failed; and I managed the house in her place. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Theodore Dreiser In the second year, the business which Hurstwood managed did increase somewhat. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Miss Page, with John Drench’s help, managed the farm: though she always made it a point of duty to consult her father and ask for his orders. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

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

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

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]

Wilkie Collins She had none of those personal faults; and, as for capacity, she managed the young fool in his passion as well as I could have managed him in her place. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Gissing Though his voice was naturally thin and piping, he managed to speak in head notes which had a ring of robust utterance. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Frances Hodgson Burnett For a moment he looked startled but he managed to control himself quickly and left his dogcart to his groom so that he might walk with them. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

G. K. Chesterton The long and short of it was that I got to a seaport at last and managed to make a bargain to work my passage with the master of a small craft. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

She went as white as chalk when he delivered his message, but just managed to say, “Thank you. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

A. E. W. Mason He was going to produce a surprise for his companion and, savouring the moment in advance, he managed his effects. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Jack London With the last remnant of his strength he managed to stagger along behind till the train made another stop, when he floundered past the sleds to his own, where he stood alongside Sol-leks. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

The first moments were terrible for Gorenflot, but he managed to keep his seat. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Morrison The Colonel himself we found confined to the house with his foot on the familiar rest, and though ourselves were the only guests, we managed to do pretty well together. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Anne Bronte Their hours of study were managed in much the same way; my judgment or convenience was never once consulted. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

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

Andrew Lang Unfortunately, the Fairy found this out, and just as I was falling into a sweet slumber, she made me get up once more, but even then I managed to escape her vigilance, and only took off my upper robe. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins I managed to meet the difficulty in this way. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Henry Handel Richardson For he spied a funny little cupboard under the ledge of the pulpit, and while he was doing his hymn he managed to finger it open, and inside he saw a glass and a water-jug and a medicine-bottle. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence Then Tanny managed to get ahead with Jim, sticking to his side and talking sympathetic personalities. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London Isn’t that so, Kerfoot?” Kerfoot, thus directly addressed, was startled into dropping his knife on the floor, though he managed to grunt affirmation. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Bram Stoker Seeing that all was lost, she left the stage and returned to her husband who, realising that she was rich, managed to reconcile whatever shreds of honour he had to her infamous record. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Anne Bronte Besides, mamma is so delighted with the idea of the match; she thinks she has managed so well for me; and I cannot bear to disappoint her. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

They managed it, however, and, the brief preparation completed, the moment of parting arrived. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Hope Hodgson During a few moments, I held on, weakly; and then managed to totter sideways into a chair. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Pavillard managed his expenses, and his supply of pocket-money was reduced to a small monthly allowance. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

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]

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

She had always known that evil existed in the world, but she had somehow managed to combine that knowledge with the comfortable conviction that the few people she cared for were “different. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Mr. Linton summoned me, and with great difficulty, and after resorting to many means, we managed to restore her to sensation; but she was all bewildered; she sighed, and moaned, and knew nobody. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Theodore Dreiser They could not talk very freely because of Vesta and Jeannette, but she managed to get in a word or two. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

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

She managed to wriggle her way to the front of the crowd, and saw the very thing that she had been fearing. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

I lay on my back and managed to say, “Give me air. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If—if one of you,” Sir James went on hesitatingly, “could set up housekeeping there, and the other one be a frequent visitor, perhaps it might be managed that way. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Willa Cather When he came to the front door, both arms full of peonies, he managed to wheeze out: “These are from Miss Farmer. There are some more down there. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Leon Trotsky He managed to make his escape, and arrived at Sviyazhsk by way of a circuitous route, having lost Kazan but not his optimism. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, as managed by Mr. O’Flaherty, the process was simplicity itself. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Bram Stoker Some sailor may have brought one home, and it managed to escape, or even from the Zoological Gardens a young one may have got loose, or one be bred there from a vampire. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I looked once, and then — how I managed it I shall never be able to tell — wriggled myself out of his clutches like an eel, and, leaving my gun behind me, took to my heels. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Henry James If you ask me how she managed it, I can’t tell you; it’s no business of mine, and, a fortiori none of yours. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Jack London Also, by an effort of will, I managed to sleep away long hours. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

George Eliot He managed his affairs so cleverly, that all results, he considered, must turn to his advantage. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arthur Conan Doyle He managed to suppress the threatened explosion, however, and burst into a loud roar of laughter. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Bram Stoker Law was made Director General; but he was unable to prevent the Regent from increasing the issue of paper money, by which means he managed to satisfy dishonestly his own extravagance. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

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

Couldn’t you have managed without? This is your virtuous attachment — eh? What with one sort of attachment and another you are doing away with your usefulness. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Andrew Lang This is not so very unusual, and, if managed by an impostor, shows insane malevolence. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

New evidence? At last she managed to get out, in a low, strangled voice, “I—I don’t quite understand. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

John Galsworthy A whim, to Wilfred Bentworth, would be strange fowl indeed! ‘However he’s managed to keep out of politics,’ thought Michael, ‘I can’t conceive. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Jack London We proceeded slowly to the lagoon, managed to obtain an unoccupied seat, and sat down with mutual sighs of relief as we released our weights from our tortured sightseeing feet. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Last night, however, I managed to secure and methylate a good-sized scorpion. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Hazlitt The quarrel between Brutus and Cassius is managed in a masterly way. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Olaf Stapledon This was borne out by the fact that, though my descent had taken place in the forenoon of a summer’s day, several stars managed to pierce the almost nocturnal sky. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

And I didn’t do badly either, since I managed not to sink that steamboat on my first trip. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Wilkie Collins With a little maneuvering he managed to get into the parlor where the daughter was at work, and to exchange a few words with her. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

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

I managed to send a wire to my wife, telling her that I was coming, and presently they packed us into buses and took us down to the station. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

There’s just enough furniture that they will want, and I managed to get it down during the Sunday night. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Jules Verne Be that as it may, Ivan Ogareff had hitherto managed to escape all search, and very probably he might have rejoined the Tartar army. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Jack London There was not one of us who could not have managed gratefully with more. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Edith Wharton But my father, by dint of patience, managed to drum the alphabet into me; and one day I was found sitting under a table, absorbed in a volume which I did not appear to be using for improvisation. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Here, they said, is a man who somehow has managed to stir up a wasp’s nest, and who may embroil us with Turkey. This condition of affairs must cease. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Dick picked me out once or twice but I managed to catch his semen on his own night-shirt, and so after calling me a “dirty little devil” he left me alone. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Anthony Trollope Marie had now managed to get her hand free, and had retired into the kitchen. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins How he managed it is more than I could tell at the time, and more than I can tell now. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry Handel Richardson Sometimes he managed to get a couple of hours’ rest beforehand. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

The first time she wouldn’t let him do anything, it appeared, but after a night or two he managed to touch her sex and assured us it was all covered with silky hairs. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

The inkstand was dirty, the ink thick and the pens rusty; yet, in spite of all these disadvantages, Slivers managed to do well and make money. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Monsieur George fired on the word and, whether luck or skill, managed to hit Captain Blunt in the upper part of the arm which was holding the pistol. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

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

Gustave Flauber As he spoke, he managed to get in advance of the proconsul and preceded him along the corridors with rapid steps. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Henry Handel Richardson Hence the public fought shy of his nostrums; and it was a standing riddle how he managed to avoid putting up his shutters. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Jack London I managed to last it out till next day, when, after duly fortifying myself, I got sufficient courage to tackle the dynamite. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Arthur Machen At the end of a year he felt a little stronger and tried to walk, and just managed to get across the room, helping himself from chair to chair. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Henry Handel Richardson There must surely be something very slipshod and muddle-headed about the way Richard managed his affairs. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

I managed it that we should meet exactly opposite the empty house. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Arnold Bennett It is conceivable that Rocco could have managed it — barely conceivable. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

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

She managed the house, and she managed Old Joe, and she strove hard to manage the waster, Perce. “Wis’ful,” someone had said. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Willa Cather But ridiculous as he was, I managed to make the inspector believe that I had kidnapped him, and that he was indispensable to my happiness. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Edgar Allan Poe I have hitherto managed as well as I could without either. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

I see that you have managed to read at least one of the books I brought you if the rumpled jacket is any criterion. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

With the pin poised in readiness she managed for several moments to pray more collectedly. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis He managed to feel guilty toward Leora without any of the reputed joys of being guilty. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Florence Dixie How Gregorio managed to find the way, I don’t know. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

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

Henry Handel Richardson Thanks to Bowes-Smith, she had managed to get him into a kind of private hospital, where he would live in comfort under a doctor’s eye. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

At last Panton managed to half-shove, half-tumble the dog out. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Andrew Lang This is always very dangerous, and it was a great wonder they did not put their eyes out; but somehow or other they managed to escape. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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 rushed to him and managed to uncover his head and shoulders so that he could breathe, and he was alive and spoke to them. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Theodore Dreiser While the guests were still eating and drinking Lester and Letty managed to escape by a side entrance into a closed carriage, and were off. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins I managed to worm out of her that she had run away from home before her confinement, and had gone to some strange place to be confined, where they’d ill-treated and robbed her. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

The herd broke up at almost every corner but I managed to get about six hundred head right out into the country. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

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]

Anthony Trollope On the next day, he managed so that there should be no walk with Mabel. In the evening he could see that the Duke was uneasy; — but not a word was said to him. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Patrick managed to restrain a bubbling remark on the respective charms of claret and duty, tempting though the occasion was for him to throw in a conversational word or two. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Anthony Trollope In Ireland, let the estate be ever so small — eight hundred a-year, we will say — all the working of the property is managed by the agent. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

E. T. A. Hoffmann He managed to beat off the fellow who had attacked him, and joined his friends. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

George Meredith You shall see the miserable lank-jawed half-stewed pantaloons they’ve managed to make of Englishmen there. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope I managed to show her that I did not wish it, and she was clever enough to stop. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein It was a miserable time for Marie Laurencin. Finally Madame Groult, the sister of Poiret, coming to Spain, managed to help Marie out of her troubles. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Wrecking — it could be managed with perfect safety, goes on Cloete — your brother would then put in his share of insurance money. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

As regards the cloth and beads advanced by me for the journey to Nsundi, a fair proportion would be returned at Banza Nokki. And so saying the old fox managed to look as if he meant what he said. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

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]

H. Rider Haggard I wish that we could have managed to bring away the coats of chain armour. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

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

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]

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

Arnold Bennett Before the yacht weighed anchor I managed to climb unobserved into the dinghy. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch All I managed to take was this young French orcifer here; but I thought, maybe, that you — having a handier craft —” Jacka chuckled a bit; but he wasn’t one to keep a joke going for spite. Captain Dick and Captain Jacka by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Elizabeth Gaskell In summer and in fine weather, your visit here might be much better managed than in winter. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Until two years ago Mr. Luttrell had himself managed the station, and had lived there with his wife and family. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Anthony Trollope He managed the shooting, and was the trusted friend of all the tenants. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Olaf Stapledon After a while he managed to say, “I don’t know where to begin;” then fell silent again. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Leslie Stephen I am, dear, dear mother, “Your dutiful son, “SAMUEL JOHNSON.” Johnson managed to raise twelve guineas, six of them borrowed from his printer, to send to his dying mother. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

At last, by watching the moment when it slacked, and throwing myself half out of the stern window, I managed to hook it with my finger-tips. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Rudyard Kipling The Daniel managed to get three young men, who he insisted were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, to walk into a blast furnace, guaranteeing non-combustion. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith You are also denounced by Barto Rizzo, a madman—he went mad as fire, and had to be chained at Varese. In some way or other Countess d’Isorella got possession of him; she has managed to subdue him. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was done in a vague imitation of the English manner, with a corps of inexperienced beaters whom Dick managed to miss by firing only directly overhead. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Father managed the other part of it through people he had that did every kind of work for him; so when the judge came up we should have a show for it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

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

Algernon Blackwood He could not in the least understand, he said, how the girl had managed to affect him so profoundly, and even before he had set eyes upon her. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Guy de Maupassant But it was too late, for the gentleman came back, and said, bowing: “What can I do for you, Madame?” She could scarcely speak, but at last she managed to say: “I have come — for this. The Umbrella (La Parapluie) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Edith Wharton It was wonderful how cool she felt — how easily she could slip out of his grasp! Any man could be managed like a child if he were really in love with one. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Charles Stur We managed however to pacify him, so much that he mustered courage to follow us, with his two companions, to our halting place. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

H. G. Wells They had themselves managed very well with very little. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

What tormented Pere Merlier was to find out how this rogue of a poacher had managed to fascinate his daughter. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Still, upon two occasions they managed to exchange kisses in the conservatory, picquancy being added to them the second time by knowing Lord Delamarne was just outside talking to one of the gardeners. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Daniel Defoe This, he said, his friend managed so well, that they were not suspected at all, but lay still till he was perfectly cured. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Since the rain was lessening, Archie managed to dry the seats and invited the women to make themselves comfortable. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Lady Morgan The dispute was managed on both sides with a great deal of polemic ardour. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

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

I pointed to a distant heap on the deck, from which groans came forth occasionally: and just managed to speak in answer. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

Algernon Blackwood The letter was dignified even to the point of abruptness, and it is difficult to explain how it managed to convey to me the impression of a strong man, shaken and perplexed. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

But finally she managed to repeat what we already knew, how she went with the policeman into the house, and how they stumbled upon the dead woman in the parlor. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

H. Rider Haggard Then they left me, and I managed to spit out the gag, but I could not undo the cords. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne I returned to the back of the raft, and after making several efforts, I managed to get on to my feet. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Anthony Trollope Walter Blake was a finished gambler, and thus it was, that with about six hundred a year, he managed to live on equal terms with the richest around him. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Gaston Leroux He managed to convey, by a despairing gesture, that he knew nothing about it, or rather that he did not wish to know. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Jack London By many repetitions, I managed to bring back out of the jacket the legend that was carved on the oar. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Then he wanted to borrow my razor and shave his beard, but I managed to prevent him in time, for I had been thinking the thing out, and I saw that that would never do. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Andrew Lang He could not nearly reach up to the kitchen range, but by putting a wide plank on two chairs he managed very well. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

He managed to strike a lucifer and light his candle, leaning against the mantel-piece as he performed that feat, and giving a drunken chuckle when it was done. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Ford Madox Ford He said: ‘By jove! I got the fright of my life!’ A laugh was called for: he managed it, his whole stomach shaking. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

A royal household could not have been managed more rigidly. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry James His lore on these last subjects was astonishing, he managed to interweave the station-master with the ornithologist. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Once while stroking Ranee I managed to get a rope around her neck and make her fast to the side of the boat. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Daniel Defoe How the jurisdiction is managed is an account too long for this place. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

Vsevolod Krestovsky Who are you?” the baroness managed to whisper, by a supreme effort. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Jules Verne But during the night which preceded his execution, and when the gallows was already erected, Joam Dacosta managed to escape from the prison at Villa Rica. We know the rest. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Willa Cather She was so dazzled by it that all the time Claude was at home she never once managed to examine it in detail. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Florence Dixie Fortunately he managed to collect enough to enable us to cook a tolerable dinner with; having eaten which, as usual, when we were fireless, we sought our couches as speedily as possible. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Jules Verne At the second attack, the Tartars managed to force one of the gates. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

What was worse, every year he managed to scrape together, out of his miserable income, another fifty pounds which vanished by the same road. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope My father has known the Earl these twenty years, and has managed it. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

All were puzzled to find out how he managed to get alive out of the bath (for that is attested by his servants, and by the master of the bath), and still remain in the reservoir. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Dizzy heights always worried him, though he managed to keep hold on himself. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle He managed his money matters and the affairs of the house unquestioned and uncontrolled. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

He had risen to his feet and had managed to totter to the door in the short time she was away. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

I managed to say with difficulty: “Go away,” whereupon she vanished as if by magic before the words were fairly out of my mouth. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

At eight we anchored for the night, and although it rained heavily again, I was better prepared for it, and, coiling myself up under an umbrella beneath the tarpaulin, managed to sleep a little. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

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]

At the last of these the Stutz was in the same queue and I managed to get a fairly good view of it. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anne Bronte But Arthur was asleep in Rachel’s lap, and between us we managed pretty well to shield him from the cold night air. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

He replied by making the attempt, and eventually, with my assistance, he managed to scramble up. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

H. G. Wells All this had to be managed and watched to prevent waste, slackness and dishonesty. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells With infinite trouble I managed to break into a public-house and get food and drink. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Arthur Machen I managed to get up at last, and walk round to the street, and there I saw the name “Dr. Black” on the post by the front gate. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

The first trouble was a chockstone, which I managed to climb round, and then the confounded thing widened and became perpendicular. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

And this is how we managed it. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

At sight of him I experienced all the terror he had calculated upon causing, but remembering at whose side I stood, I managed to hide my confusion under an aspect of apparent haughtiness. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope She had spoken to him of the coming session, and had managed to display to him the interest which she took in his parliamentary career. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Molly managed to light it, however, before her father came home, and collected and rearranged some comfortable food for him. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]