Phrases with "mark"

Edgar Rice Burroughs The old fellow was polishing brasses, and as he came edging along until close to Clayton he said, in an undertone: “‘Ell’s to pay, sir, on this ’ere craft, an’ mark my word for it, sir. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Wilkie Collins I have said that the Brotherhood identifies its members by a mark that lasts for life. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope On no occasion had he wilfully put to death a Roman whose name was great enough to leave a mark behind. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Self-pity and the harassed look which comes of annoyance with trifles had set their mark upon him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Sigmund Freud It was justifiable to suspect that there was something concealed, for a reproach which misses the mark gives no lasting offence. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Henry James The public flurry produced by his collapse had only been large enough to mark the flatness of our young man’s position when it was over. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Anthony Trollope Whatever had been his fears, no mark of fear had disfigured his countenance. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

When I have in a fresh lot of pill-boxes the first thing I do, on bringing them home, is to mark them. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

Thus in “silver shines,” the verb “to shine” is the sign for the feeling of brightness, and the mark of predication lies in the form “shine-s. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Edith Wharton He walked through them with his head high, the cut on his lip like the mark of a hot iron in the dead whiteness of his face. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

William Makepeace Thackeray It is curious for the contemplative mind to mark those mysterious hangers-on of Irish members of Parliament — strange runners and aides-de-camp which all the honourable gentlemen appear to possess. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Wilkie Collins One morning Josephine came down after dressing my mistress with her face downright livid to look at, except on one check, where there was a mark as red as burning fire. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Edgar Rice Burroughs It was the mark left by Terkoz when he had torn the scalp away. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was possible, here and there, to mark a patch of somewhat brighter daylight, or to distinguish, through the lighter web of parasites, the proportions of some soaring tree. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London Each mark represented a violent death — of an insect, for the place swarmed with vermin, a plague with which no person could cope single-handed. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle I think even now that I might hit any large and goodly mark with a bow like this. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Anthony Trollope Now Mr Sowerby was a man of mark in the world, and all this flattered our young clergyman not a little. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Those years had left no mark on the porcelain godling but they had wrought their inevitable changes in the man. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Tobias Smolle You know, that without this horrible masque no married lady is admitted at court, or in any polite assembly; and that it is a mark of distinction which no bourgeoise dare assume. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

At the farther end, near the window, he paused and pointed to a mark upon the floor. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Wilkie Collins Not to overshoot the mark when we want to hit it in the bull’s-eye. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Richard Burton The green turband is an innovation in Al-Islam. In some countries it is confined to the Sayyids; in others it is worn as a mark of distinction by pilgrims. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Meredith And mark me, she will drag you into the peerage before she has done—relatively, you know. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

David Hume Any honour or mark of distinction elevates them above measure, but they are sensibly touched with contempt. Of the Delicacy of Taste and Passion by David Hume

E. F. Benson She was alert to detect faults, she was extreme to mark what was done amiss. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

H. G. Wells It becomes difficult to mark out the particular directive personalities of the world. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Victor Hugo He stood there a mark for all. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Rudyard Kipling In Nineteen One, mark you, I was in the Carthusian, back in Auckland Bay again. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Ann Radcliffe But the duke, whose eye had been vigilant to mark the flight of the fugitives, and who was not to be dissuaded from his purpose, quickly repressed their arguments. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Rudyard Kipling The old lady was going south on a visit — probably to a rich relative, most probably to a son-inlaw, who had sent up an escort as a mark of respect. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Sir Walter Scott My father then observed them getting hatchets and crows, probably to assail the hall-door, and called aloud, “Let none fire but Hazlewood and me; Hazlewood, mark the ambassador. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

William Makepeace Thackeray There was a hearty welcome, and the same cloth that had been used the night before: as I recognised by the black mark of the Irish-stew dish, and the stain left by a pot of porter at supper. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Anthony Trollope Only mark this: the money must be sure and the income at my own disposal, at any rate for the lady’s life. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Nellie Bly I was inclined to think the glasses were a mark of office, for I never saw a man employed in clerical work without them. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Wilkie Collins A frightful blue change passed over his face, and he drew his breath so heavily that the gasps were distinctly audible while I mentioned Mary by name and described the mark or the blow on her temple. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Meredith Patrick had not a thought of shame devolving on him from a kinsman that had shot at a mark and hit it. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

H. G. Wells You can make him face forward, or mark for the company to wheel, even though he himself doesn’t budge. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Another mark of refinement is the resort to the napron, corruptly apron, to protect the dress during the performance of kitchen work. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Willa Cather He cut down a young willow tree and drove the stake into the ground to mark the spot where he wished to build. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Robert Burns I send you a trifle, the head of a bard, A trifle scarce worthy your care; But accept it, good Sir, as a mark of regard, Sincere as a saint’s dying prayer. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Arthur Conan Doyle If our captain had died suddenly I cannot imagine how we should have found our way in that waste of waters, for it was only he who had the knowledge which enabled him to mark our place upon the chart. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

H. G. Wells Do these methods mark a phase in the world’s development, or are they still to be considered available? This points to a very difficult tangle of psychological problems. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Charles Kingsley Mr. Ruskin lays it down as a law, that the acute angle in roofs, gables, spires, is the distinguishing mark of northern Gothic. It was adopted, most probably, at first from domestic buildings. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Add to this the never-failing poncho, or the serapa, and you have the dress of the Californian. This last garment is always a mark of the rank and wealth of the owner. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

I don’t know what journalists look like as a class, but I suppose you bear the mark of your profession. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

But they were imitated as well as translated: and the three most famous of the imitations are the work of men of mark in their different ways. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

G. K. Chesterton When a man’s young, he nearly always has some one whom he thinks the top-water mark of the mind of man — some one who knows all about it, if anybody knows. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

They had the uncomplaining bucolic look, but they wore it with a difference; the difference, by this time, was enough to mark them of another nation. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Anthony Hope My determination was clinched by reading in The Times that Rudolf the Fifth was to be crowned at Strelsau in the course of the next three weeks, and that great magnificence was to mark the occasion. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Wilkie Collins See the place, and the mark on it for yourself. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He spoke in a firm voice; for he knew that the valet’s ear would be keen to mark any evidence of his misery. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a faint red mark there, but it was barely distinguishable. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Francis Bacon First, that men mark when they hit, and never mark when they miss; as they do generally also of dreams. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

All women, and poor themselves, mark you. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Anthony Trollope Frank was becoming a man of mark, but was becoming a man of mark without much money. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot And I’m not again’ it — mark my words — I’m not again’ it. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Jules Verne He desired to see things with his own eyes, and to mark the exact position of the proposed gun. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Henry Handel Richardson It is no habit of mine, mark this, to interfere with my pupils. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The plan succeeded, the first squabble being with Austria. From 1830, or, better to mark the period, since the capture of Algiers, the corsairs and their depredations have ceased. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It bore the mark of the hotel which we had just left and was addressed to me by the landlord. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

He tried to mark where it might have fallen in the gloom below, and this lost him precious minutes. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

All, all were gone! not a vestige to mark where one hide-house stood. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Edith Wharton Smoothness, Kate Clephane could see, was going to mark the first stage of her re-embarkation on the waters of life. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

G. K. Chesterton He had the mark of those dark and passionate Westland Scotch, who before Burns and after have given many such dark eyes and dark emotions to the world. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Soon she imagined, that fate demanded this sacrifice from her, as a mark she was devoted to Raymond, and that it must be made with cheerfulness. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope But then it was known of her that she had undergone deep sorrows in her early youth, which had left their mark upon her brow, and their trace upon her inmost thoughts. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

I might present myself as a mark for his vengeance, with a design of not returning his fire, but I am shut out even from this resource. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Walter Scott But not without those omens which seemed to mark every remarkable event which befell the fated family, did Mary take possession of the ancient castle of her forefathers. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Henry David Thoreau Blaze away! Shall that dirty roll of bunting in the gun-house be all the colors a village can display? A village is not complete unless it have these trees to mark the season in it. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

There is nothing so ungracious as a refusal, and no mark of high breeding so rare as the art of gracious acceptance. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

I take that as a mark of confidence, which I will try to deserve. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Arthur Machen He looked at the neck; there was no mark of strangling. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope In the States there are many men of mark, and women of mark also, who think that women should have votes for public elections. North America by Anthony Trollope

Sidney Colvin Dear Milnes, On my return to Bath last evening, after six weeks’ absence, I find your valuable present of Keatses Works. He better deserves such an editor than I such a mark of your kindness. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson One very black mark he had to his name; but the matter was hushed up at the time, and so defaced by legends before I came into those parts, that I scruple to set it down. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

The name of Lodore was a by-word and a mark for scorn; it was introduced with a sneer, followed by calumny and rebuke. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Baldwin Spencer A spring of fresh water is said to mark the central spot of the Engwura ground, which lies far out in sand-hill country, and has the natives say, never been visited by white men. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

I killed many of them myself right and left, when running like hares, with common shot, much to the astonishment of the Somali, for they are too small a mark for their bow-and-arrow shooting. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Jules Verne The moment had come, and Cyrus Harding knelt on the sand, and with little wooden pegs, which he stuck into the sand, he began to mark the successive diminutions of the stick’s shadow. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

William Godwin He stopped at a solitary spot where four roads met, and made use of his wand to mark out a large circle, and then two small ones within the larger. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

William Makepeace Thackeray It is curious to mark him at table, and see him heaving in his waistband, his little bloodshot eyes gloating over his meal. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Charles Dickens No other company was in the house than the landlord, his wife, and a grizzled male creature, the “Jack” of the little causeway, who was as slimy and smeary as if he had been low-water mark too. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

John Morley A modern historian has drawn up a list of the men of mark who made the same invigorating pilgrimage. Voltaire by John Morley

It was a mark of the experienced warrior, that he was acquainted with the customs and dress of various countries and with the names and lineage of all important personages. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

D. H. Lawrence Her very ways, the very mark of her eyebrows were symbols and indication to him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton The mark of the light and thoughtless writer is the harmony of his subject matter; the mark of the thoughtful writer is its apparent diversity. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

It had in fact, in the outside world, made absolutely no mark whatever, but among the Herries themselves the effect had been terrific. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Charles Dickens The shining Bull’s Eye of the Court was gone, or it would have been the mark for a hurricane of national bullets. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson He would begin by looking for the invalids, and he would lose his pains, for not one out of five of even the bad cases bears the mark of sickness on his face. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

James Joyce He soughed it from the luft but that bore ne mark ne message. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Now I had what I wanted — the saving mark for my eyes. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Virginia Woolf Back then I fall, eager no more, desiring only to go, find the street, mark the buildings, greet the applewoman, say to the maid who opens the door: A starry night. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

There was no light to mark a human habitation within ken. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

But scarce may I mark his apparel for looking on the face of him, which is more terrible than the face of any man that ever I saw. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

G. K. Chesterton But if you want to prevent it from being tracked and spotted and snatched out of your hands, by violence or stratagem, then it’s the worst thing in the world to mark it in a particular way. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry Fielding Everything he doth hath no mark of the base motive of fear, but visibly shows some respect and gratitude, and carries with it the persuasion of love. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Elizabeth Barrett Browning The red sign Burnt on my forehead, which you taunt me with, Is God’s sign that it bows not unto God, The potter’s mark upon his work, to show It rings well to the striker. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

D. H. Lawrence She learned nursing as a mark of her emancipation. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Caroline Lamb Well foolish dreamer, look at my hand: say, is there a mark on it?” The laugh which accompanied this question was forced. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Very slightly original; just enough to mark a protest against the philistinism of the overfed taskmasters of the poor. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Charles Dickens I mark this cross of blood upon you, as a sign that I do it. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

G. K. Chesterton And his audacious reconciliation is a mark not of frivolity but of extreme seriousness. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson At the corner of Tottenham Court Road, however, the Senorita suddenly turned back, and met him face to face, with every mark of pleasure and surprise. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

All that afternoon he wore a dreamy, contemplative appearance which in him was a mark of perplexity. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

All vestiges of John’s bed had disappeared; leaving, it is true, rather a suspicious-looking mahogany chest of drawers to mark the spot where once a bed had been. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Guy de Maupassan It will be my mark of distinction and superiority. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Frederick Marryat You shall practise at a mark with your gun, that you may be accustomed to it: for all guns, even the best, require a little humouring. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

But mark, in pursuance of their great object, (the aggravation of general misery), mark how subtilly they have wrought. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Robert Louis Stevenson The love of words and not a desire to publish new discoveries, the love of form and not a novel reading of historical events, mark the vocation of the writer and the painter. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

To the left of and above (c), in the same oblique direction, but always more or less distinct from it, there is another black mark (d). The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Overcome by so great a mark of confidence, Baisemeaux unhesitatingly wrote out an acknowledgement of a debt of one hundred and fifty thousand francs, payable at the pleasure of the prelate. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Robert Louis Stevenson Mark the note that rises, mark the notes that fall, Mark the time when broken, and the swing of it all. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle It took six men to drag him down on to the floor amidst the splintered remains of the table — and not one of the six who did not bear the prisoner’s mark upon him. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Radclyffe Hall Now, only a few Spanish chestnut trees remained to mark the decline of that forest. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Henry Handel Richardson Now, he could never even think of him again, without, at the same time, seeing the mark of his hand on Krafft’s cheek. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Ford Madox Ford After that a mark had been added against him: Not to be employed as liaison officer again. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

John Morley He had made a mark in literature, and it was to literature rather than to public affairs that his ambition turned. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Henry David Thoreau It might serve to mark the season, perhaps. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Baldwin Spencer Then, feeling very mournful, the two women sat down, one on each side of the dead man, and all three then turned into the stones which still exist to mark the spot. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Meredith I, Algy, never abandon a friend; mark that. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Walter Scott And next they passed the chapel there; The holy ground was by, Where many a stone is sculptured fair, To mark where warriors lie. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Francis Bacon But I design not only to indicate and mark out the ways, but also to enter them. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

H.P. Lovecraft Those investigations and discoveries have left their mark upon him; so that his voice trembles when he tells them, and his hand trembles when he tries to write of them. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Above high-water mark the sand was scorchingly hot to the feet. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

John Galsworthy After that, mark my words, skirts will lengthen, and we shall go in for curves again. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

George Meredith I shoot my arrows at a mark that is pretty certain to return them to me. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

On seeing that he had brushed away the snow which covered the plank, I asked myself what he had used; I thought that it might be his cap, and the mark left by the peak proves that I was right. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Such a thing as being invited for one hour, and strolling in an hour or two after it, was a mark of English breeding never yet heard of in the simple-mannered French town. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Thomas Hobbes And therefore none but kings can put into their titles, a mark of their submission to God only, Dei gratia Rex, etc. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Baldwin Spencer They were rejoiced to see him, and then all of them went into the earth, carrying their Churinga with them, and three stones arose to mark the spot where they went in. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope The next two days passed by without anything special to mark them, and then the cousin was to go. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Now mark ye well, my lady, what I say. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

E. Nesbi Straight down the hill in front of Three Chimneys the daily passage of their six feet began to mark a path across the crisp, short turf. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

George Gissing If you persist in refusing her, mark my words, you’ll be sorry. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Henry Lawson They mark the circle described by the broom, and take care to keep two or three inches beyond it. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Henry James It brought back to Maisie his confession of fear of her mother; it made her stepmother then the second lady about whom he failed of the particular virtue that was supposed most to mark a gentleman. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

I rose to mark my respect as they passed, and joined in the hymn they were very sweetly singing. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Robert Louis Stevenson The nimble circuit of the wheel, The uncertain poise of merchant weal, Heaven of famine, fire and steel When nations fall; These, heedful, from afar I feel — I mark them all. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Lewis Burckhard In attempting to kiss the mark of Mohammed’s foot, she fell, and wounded her head; but not so se­verely as to prevent her from pursuing her pilgrimage. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

The beauteous Opis thither bent her flight, To mark the traitor Aruns from the height. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Meredith It is in its flavour deep; mark the difference. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Even now, I shudder when I think of my miserable childhood, and wonder its cruelty did not leave its mark upon me all my life. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Adam Lindsay Gordon Yet mark my words, for I read the stars, And trace the future in yonder sky; To the right are wars and rumours of wars, To the left are peace and prosperity. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Robert Louis Stevenson The, reader will observe a mark of excision in the passage as quoted by me. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Wolfe He knew, too, that the unfriendliness behind it was impersonal — just the mark of fashion, a willingness to sacrifice manners to the chance of making a smart retort. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

You know what these garrison and dockyard towns are, and a man in the General’s position is a mark for slander. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Robert Louis Stevenson The ninth dawn was cold and black, with a great sea running, and every mark of foul weather. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope But she withdrew from him, very quietly, with no mark of anger, with no ostentation of refusal. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

But in his own hands, Brimstone and Treacle — so called to mark their difference of disposition — could come to no harm. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

They were two: the scar on the ankle of the dead girl, which was a peculiarity of Louise Van Burnam, and the mark of the rings on her fingers. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Yet even to his confused perceptions’ the state of the light seemed to mark an hour considerably later than that of seven a. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Benjamin Disraeli When he occasionally dined there he met always several foreign guests, and all men apparently of mark — at any rate, all distinguished by their intelligence. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell The smooth sea of that old life closed up, without a mark left to tell where they had all been. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Algernon Blackwood He placed a fourth in the sand against the wall on his right, and another to mark the entrance to the tunnel. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Rudyard Kipling An’ for that very reason, mark you, he was niver caught. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Benjamin Disraeli Still the magnet of a straggling ball attracts the remaining brilliants; still a lagging dinner, like a sumpter-mule on a march, is a mark for plunder. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Theodore Dreiser Once you’ve sold your stocks he’s through with you — mark my word. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Morrison But suddenly, stooping to reach the mark once more, Josh’s foot turned on a projecting stone, and he floundered forward into Billy’s arms. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Baldwin Spencer A tree called Ellmalinji arose to mark the spot where he stood up. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Bram Stoker Time is now to be dreaded, since once he put that mark upon your throat. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle As I rode I saw a single house in front of me upon the right, with a great bush hung over the door to mark it as an inn. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

The brute first bit me through the hand, so that I carry his mark to this day; then, with his own hands, he took me by the throat, and I thought that my last moments were come. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Helen Zimmern I have now changed the word severe into coarse to mark this to the reader. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

I had slipped through the cordon that I was equally as sure had been posted secretly on every track to mark where I had gone. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Then they shaved my chin, and painted on my forehead a mark like a freemason’s. “Divus” Johnston by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle And there to the left, where the road curves over the hill, mark you that dense mass of men! Ha! the head of the column begins to emerge from the trees. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jean-Jacques Rousseau And what is the surest mark of their preservation and prosperity? Their numbers and population. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Baldwin Spencer If, for example, one of my Ikuntera dies, it is my duty to cut my shoulders with a stone knife as a mark of sorrow. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

M. P. Shiel And now, mark the consequence of that acceptance. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

The red tape bore the mark of the place in which it had been tied for half a century; and a little way within this mark the trace of a very recent tying. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Isabella Bird At dinner at Geog-tapa I noticed that it is a mark of friendship for a man to dip a piece of bread (a sop) into the soup and give it to another, a touching reminiscence. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Henry James I’m definite about all this because what followed is so strange that it’s a kind of relief to me to mark the point up to which our relations were as natural as ever. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Fanny Fern You should see your son Harry, as he ushers a visitor in through the low door-way, and stands back to mark the surprised delight with which he gazes upon Ruth’s little fairy room. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

George Meredith She had to mark whether the Count had understood a syllable. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Leslie Stephen To the world she eclipsed her husband, a solid respectable man, whose mind, according to Johnson, struck the hours very regularly, though it did not mark the minutes. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Bram Stoker It will be much difference, mark me, whether she dies conscious or in her sleep. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

But mark his control, will you? He is less cut up than Orcutt.” “Look at his eyes, though. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells He had been to Germany, he had been to Italy, again and again, to study leadership, to mark the methods of evoking the generous youth and strength and imagination of those nobler peoples. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

John Morley This was after the events of the Coalition, and her Memoirs, like the change in the mind of the Dissenters towards Burke, show what a fall that act of faction was believed to mark in his character. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Radclyffe Hall And such people frequented Valérie Seymour’s, men and women who must carry God’s mark on their foreheads. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Henry Adams The fateful year 1870 was near at hand, which was to mark the close of the literary epoch, when quarterlies gave way to monthlies; letter-press to illustration; volumes to pages. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

He was too insignificant to make any mark upon history. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Thomas Wolfe He gave a mark to the smiling boy beside the lift, who clicked his heels together and saluted. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

G. K. Chesterton It was the mark of a great patriot to be drawn and quartered and his head set on one spike in one city and his left leg on another spike in another city. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Baldwin Spencer Turning their faces towards the east they looked back upon the course which they had come, and as soon as they had done this two hills arose to mark the spots on which they had stood. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Olaf Stapledon Here Paul unwisely interrupted to say how glad he was that Humpty was at last determined to show his ability, and that undoubtedly he would make a mark in the world whatever career he chose. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Hardy I always said,” continued he, with a lump in his throat, “that my Grace would make a mark at her own level some day. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle He has, mark ye, not only his troops to find, but their weapons, which is like to prove a more difficult matter. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne The two sailors and the captain LAND— land where? CONTIN— on a continent; on a continent, mark you, not an island. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang Everybody dreams and out of the innumerable dreams of mankind, a few must hit the mark by a fluke. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

John Ruskin Fancy this of Ariel! You may fetter him, but you set no mark on him; you may put him to hard work and far journey, but you cannot give him a cramp. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Oliver Goldsmith I could hear her remonstrances very distinctly: ‘Out I say, pack out this moment, tramp thou infamous strumpet, or I’ll give thee a mark thou won’t be the better for this three months. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Arthur Conan Doyle Here, once again, was the mark of the bicycle, though nearly obliterated by the hoofs of cows. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Without a second’s, pause he dropped the ruck-sack and quickly drove in one of the reeds he carried to mark the spot. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

To be known by your initials is sometimes a mark of affection, and sometimes a mark of disrespect. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Dinna haste to come back, for I’ll no look for ye or Setterday.” He set off on the Tuesday after midday, and there were many eyes in Woodilee to mark his going. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

H. Rider Haggard Give me the pen that I may make my mark upon the paper. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Edgar Allan Poe But ‘neath yon crimson tree Lover to listening maid might breathe his flame, Nor mark within its roseate canopy Her flush of maiden shame. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Being a fair man, he was gloriously tanned, and there was a clear line at his shirt-collar to mark the limits of his sunburn. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

He bin make mark alonga my ear. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield