Phrases with "marry"

Sinclair Lewis But she answered resolutely: “Hayden, I wouldn’t trust myself to marry anybody. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope She was a good girl, and would have consented to marry no man without feeling sure of his affections; but Fred Neville was bold and frank as well as handsome, and had plenty to say for himself. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Maria Edgeworth You’ll marry better than any of your cousins — Clarence Hervey if you can; and then it will be your turn to laugh about nets and cages. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

They began by saying that she was going to marry Paul Marchmont; they went on to wonder whether she was going to marry him; then they wondered why she didn’t marry him. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Jane Austen They seem very comfortable as they are, and if she were to take any pains to marry him, she would probably repent it. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Henry James I want to marry your sister, that’s all; to do it as quickly as possible, and to find fault with nothing. The American by Henry James [1877]

My uncle will never ask her to marry against her wish; he is too old and has too little will. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Henry James I’m afraid my son will marry her. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Anthony Trollope There was, to his thinking, no good reason why he should not marry his cousin. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Never marry a man on credit again, as long as I live. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Eliot He would not marry her and make her a lady; and apart from that she could think of nothing he could give towards which she looked with longing and ambition. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Meredith By-and-by he said, that though he had no particular affection for Lady Charlotte, he should probably marry her. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Guy de Maupassan They almost always marry models, former sweethearts, in fact, women of doubtful reputation, frequently. The Model (Femme d'artiste) by Guy de Maupassan

She seemed to think so little about it that Jim and I always used to say she’d be an old maid, and never marry at all. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Gustave Flauber She protected Polish refugees, and one of them even declared that he wished to marry her. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

When I marry you, Oswald, you can take the head of the household. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Henry James If he were to marry her he should come to an understanding with her: he should give her his own measure as well as take hers. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry Kingsley Why, if she refuses you, she may marry Lord Welter, and he may settle his debts on her. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Edith Wharton He broke it by rising from his seat, and saying with a shrug: “You’ll end by driving me to marry Joan Senechal.” Susy smiled. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Wilkie Collins I do my best with my brother’s responsibility — I marry my niece, with infinite fuss and difficulty, to the man her father wanted her to marry. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope It was known that she was a daughter of a Landleaguing Member of Parliament, and that she had been engaged to marry the son of a boycotted landlord. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H.G. Wells They come to me shy and bashful, in smart ugly dresses, and I marry them. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

George Meredith I’d be proud to marry you and help on with the old farm. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

William Makepeace Thackeray She lay awake thinking of Otto — thinking of the danger and the ruin her refusal to marry had brought upon her dear papa. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

She argued that two men were in love with her, that she herself was in love with neither, but that she liked one of them too well to marry him without love. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Henry Kingsley There are but few men who would like to marry the widow of a coiner. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope She had learned in some indirect way that a large sum of money would have gone with her hand to Arthur Fletcher, could she have brought herself to marry that suitor favoured by her family. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald At the best I can have my choice from one or two cities and, of course, I have to marry into a dinner-coat. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I proceeded: ‘Apparently, Miss Keeldar, you are as little likely to marry as myself: I know you have refused three, nay, four advantageous offers, and, I believe, a fifth. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Pray, pray don’t let Laura marry him. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins Does the father live who would allow his son ignorantly to marry the daughter of a convicted murderess? I should have no alternative but to part them cruelly by revealing the truth. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

George Gissing You would then, of course, be enabled to marry again. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

He has tried to induce Juliet to marry him at once, and go with him to the little cottage he has raised for her comfort. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim I declared that I was going to marry you, and I must keep my word. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Marjorie Bowen Enough perhaps to marry — with a small dowry I could find a husband. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Wilkie Collins Also, that Miss Arabella (that is to say the present Miss Urban) was determined to marry him — and did marry him. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

We urged each other to marry someone else. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Andrew Lang No; I’d much prefer to marry the King’s daughter; therefore I pray you go without further delay, and demand an audience of the King, and tell him a snake wishes to marry his daughter. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope I may say that I was driven to ask Miss Thoroughbung.” “But why marry at all unless you’re fond of somebody to be attached to?” “Ah!” “Why marry at all? I say. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edith Wharton Not to put too fine a point on it, it is necessary that you should marry her within the hour. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell I shouldn’t have wished to marry any one younger. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Thomas Hardy First, even supposing I regain my stripes, would your father allow you to marry a non-commissioned officer in the York Hussars?’ She flushed. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald Hildegarde had chosen to marry for mellowness, and marry she did. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells You marry — in spite of obstacles. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Edith Wharton And you want a divorce at once, because now you think he’ll have to marry you?” “I have never thought anything of the sort. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Meredith Roland explained the situation to Nevil. ‘It is the mania with us, my dear Nevil, to marry our girls young to established men. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

W. H. Hudson I tried to force myself to believe that I loved Rosaura passionately, as I had indeed loved her once, and that were Ito marry her, a great and enduring happiness would crown my life. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Henry James If you don’t wish to marry my sister you ought to go away. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Sinclair Lewis I take it for granted you don’t intend to marry this chick — her a rank outsider, that none of us know. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope What would you have me say, Mr. Anderson? Supposing yourself engaged to marry a girl—” “I wish I were—to you. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Together, the two of them, could not force her to marry him. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Anthony Trollope How will he look me in the face and tell me that he is going to marry a wife? I shall look him in the face and tell him of my wife. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

After Lord Newhaven’s death he asked me to marry him, and I accepted him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

George Gissing Tell me this: does Mrs. Ormonde want you to marry him?’ Thyrza laughed strangely. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

William Makepeace Thackeray Do you want to marry his royal highness, Rebecca? Say the word, yes or no. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Most probably I shall never care enough for you to marry you. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

George Meredith He wrote to her that he could not marry her, and it did the mischief, and may well be repented of; but he wishes to be forgiven and make amends—well, such as he can. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Anthony Trollope She was the chief sinner, in that she had refused to marry her cousin, and had declined even to listen to rational counsel upon the matter. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There will still be difficulties in their way — and very serious difficulties, were she to marry this tailor; but, between you and me, he would eventually get the money. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell She troubles me with the sound of a voice bidding me marry her, even when I am at my prayers. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Jack London It was because of this she had never married, although all pressure that an Asiatic court could put upon a woman had been vainly put upon her to compel her to marry Chong Mong-ju. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

I am not going to marry Mr. Hammond.’ ‘Oh, you are not? that is very good of you. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells I asked her to marry me once again. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

George Gissing You know Dora Milvain? I have asked her to marry me, and, by the Powers! she has given me an encouraging answer. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

I told you that I desired to marry the Professor for his possible title and in order to form a salon and have some amusement and power. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Oh! ye gods! why did I marry a fool who does not even know her own interests. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope I don’t believe there’s a man in London could go to a woman with such a story as that, and then ask her to marry him. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Some day you will thank your stars that you did not marry a woman capable of understanding you. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope She is going to marry a rich man, and so it don’t much signify; but if she married a poor man, she would be as good as a fortune to him. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot Why, Fra Girolamo said as good as that widows ought not to marry again. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry Handel Richardson She’s over forty and has buried two husbands, but is crazy about Boehmer. They say she’s going to marry him, though he’s more than twenty years younger than she is. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing Had you said nothing of this to me, I should have gone to Thyrza tomorrow, and have asked her to marry me. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope If you would let me look on you altogether as a brother, I should think little of promising to marry no one whom you did not approve. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She will never marry until she meets a man who has the respect for women, for all women. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You intend to marry Sir Powers Fiske.” “I intend to marry Sir Powers Fiske—certainly,” she repeated. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Louisa May Alcott He was perfectly open and honorable about Meg, for he told us he loved her, but would earn a comfortable home before he asked her to marry him. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope Think what it would have been to you to have to marry a man you did not love, and to break the heart of one you did love. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Anthony Trollope You wouldn’t like a young woman to marry you without loving you. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley How they love you there! An idea prevails among old and young that dear Cuthbert is to die, and that I am to marry you, and that we are to rule Ravenshoe triumphantly. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

H. G. Wells And a man ambitious to found a family might still found one if he took care to marry wisely and train and educate his children to the level of the position he designed for them. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope It was your father’s most eager wish that you should marry early. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

And a voice said within him: “You are dead, since Micheline is about to marry another. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

She is of age, and can marry whom she pleases. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope To his thinking it was vile that a young woman should soil her mind with such thoughts and marry or reject a man at the last moment because of his money. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Elizabeth Gaskell To return to Mary. Her plan had been, as we well know, to marry Mr. Carson, and the occurrence an hour ago was only a preliminary step. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Virginia Woolf You’ll marry her!” The cry had a note of despair in it. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

But nothing was farther from M. Vandeloup’s thoughts than marriage, even with Kitty, for he knew how foolish it would be for him to marry before making a position. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

George Meredith There was a saying in the county that to marry a Beltham you must po’chay her. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell There, at any rate, I was secure from any one wanting to marry me; and I might be as professionally bland as I liked, without being misunderstood. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Henry Kingsley If she loves Sam, she will marry him; if she don’t, he is better without her. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Bazalgette was a wealthy West Indian planter, and wanted to marry Miss Verena Fontaine. She did not want to marry him, and for the very good reason that she intended to marry somebody else. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Radclyffe Hall She wondered if Richard would make her let it grow when they were married, for, of course, she would marry him in the end. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Thomas Hardy She will want you to marry a lady. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence Having once begun to cry out against it, during the engagement, she had been silenced by Mary’s quiet: “I don’t agree with you about him, Louisa, I WANT to marry him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing My aunt wants me to marry him. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope He did not venture to suggest any steps, but did think that Lord Rufford was bound as a gentleman to marry the young lady. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton What would he have chosen to do if he had not met her that night at the play? Why, I rather thought, to meet and marry somebody else just like her. The Spark by Edith Wharton

George Gissing It seems he wanted to marry someone who preferred someone else; and since then he has——’ Sibyl rippled off again. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope Of course he will marry, and Hugh, I think, would like him to marry Julia. It was he proposed it. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan You try to find out so that we can compel this miserable man to marry her. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Schopenhauer In our part of the world where monogamy is the rule, to marry means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

He spoke of her with all the pride that the Herries feel for any woman who has been wise enough to marry one of them. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope You were engaged to marry the lady who is now Mrs. Geraldine. I was engaged to marry Sir Francis.” “But I told you all. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry Kingsley And then he said that I ought to marry Tom Troubridge, and that I said I’d never do. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope I believe I owe as much to you,—almost as much as a woman can owe to a man; but still, were my cousin so placed that he could afford to marry a poor wife, I should leave you and go to him at once. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Gissing When I met you, how could I marry her? A stranger sees my conduct—you have heard how. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

One of the happiest privileges of your fortune is that you may, without imprudence, marry simply for love. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anne Bronte No consideration can induce me to marry against my inclinations. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Theodore Dreiser You can leave her, or you can marry her. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald You see, if I’d thought of him as poor — well, I’ve been mad about loads of poor men, and fully intended to marry them all. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

He would not have it said that in wishing to marry Micheline he had tried to make a speculation. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

But seriously now, would you be pleased to marry her with no better portion than her own little income?’ ‘Six thousand in consols,’ said Edward, meditatively. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope He would marry before long, and might not improbably marry a girl with some money if one could be made to come in his way, who would at the same time suit his somewhat fastidious taste. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He couldn’t marry — he really couldn’t marry, under all the circumstances. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anthony Trollope No; if a woman wants a house, and de something to live on, let her marry a husband; or if a man want to have children, let him marry a wife. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Now the queen led a dull life all alone in the castle, and to amuse herself she paid visits to the robber captain, who flattered her till at last she agreed to marry him. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Marjorie Bowen Why do you not marry the lady out of hand and give them the lie that way?” “I do not think you understand me,” said Sir Francis breathlessly. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Otherwise how can I go away? How can I leave you, knowing there are three men at least in this town who would marry you at a day’s notice, if you gave them full leave. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith But who would marry me! she thought. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. Rider Haggard You are a charming young man, with nice eyes and a taking way with women, and she would very much have liked to marry you; but then she also liked her cousin’s estates. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton She would not indeed have cared to marry a man who was merely rich: she was secretly ashamed of her mother’s crude passion for money. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

George Meredith You are engaged to marry him?” “I engaged that I would take the name of Blancove.” “If he would cease to persecute Rhoda Fleming!” “The stipulation was exactly in those words. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

William Godwin Edwy entertained a passion for a princess of the royal house, and even proceeded to marry her, though within the degrees forbidden by the canon law. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Robert Louis Stevenson But if there be the least unwillingness, as I have reason to fearmarry her will I never. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James So he went on: “Is it only with him you can go out? Won’t he like it, and may you only do what he likes? Mrs. Luna told me he wants to marry you, and I saw at his mother’s how he stuck to you. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Guy de Maupassant So, one evening, Césaire, approaching him as if about to discuss the purchase of a horse or a heifer, communicated to him at the top of his voice his intention to marry Céleste Lévesque. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

H. Rider Haggard Will you make an exception? — will you marry me?” It was her turn to pause now. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells She was, however, unable to marry him because he died at Wiesbaden only three days after the Reverend Harold Benham obtained his decree absolute. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Anthony Trollope I can only simply assure you that I will not do so, and that I most certainly shall never marry any man who would accept it. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope If you contrive to marry him in opposition to my efforts, the misery of both of you must be on your head. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli What do you mean by saying that you cannot marry me because you love another? Is not that other, by your own account, your father? Love him as much as you like. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Marry me or don’t marry me, just as you like. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope What was this that he had said to her? He would not marry because he had his mother and sisters to support. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope Llanfeare without Isabel as a burden would no doubt be preferable, but he was quite ready to marry Isabel to-morrow, if Isabel would only accept him. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Catherine Helen Spence She has had to lose her temporalities and work like other churches of the day, and as to marriage she would lose all hold on society if she refused to marry divorced people. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Anthony Trollope They say that he’ll be made to declare why he didn’t marry her if this bigamy case goes on. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I would never have allowed myself to marry even if I had chanced to love a poor man. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing Walter Egremont, if ever you ask Thyrza to marry you, you will be acting with cruel selfishness—yes, selfishness, for all that you would pay bitterly for it in the end. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope He must explain to her — and to her mother — that under no other circumstances could he marry her. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James I could not, for a bundle of tattered papers, marry a ridiculous, pathetic, provincial old woman. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Virginia Woolf Why did Delia marry Patrick? she wondered. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Wilkie Collins Lady Janet treats me like a daughter; Mr. Holmcroft has engaged himself to marry me. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Anthony Trollope Perhaps he had better marry Guss Mildmay. She was not quite all that his wife should be; but he had said that he would do so in certain circumstances. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry James I shall wake up famous, if I marry him; I have only got to give out my feelings, and he will take care of the rest. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Charles Dickens But, as the Danes still came back and wanted more, he thought it would be a good plan to marry into some powerful foreign family that would help him with soldiers. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

George Meredith I believed at the time she would have appointed a year to marry him in, had he put the question. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Olaf Stapledon She said merely that Victor had spoken of a young lady whom he hoped to marry some day, but he must not do so until he was sure he was good enough for her. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins I shall be in a position to marry you, my dear, when that time comes. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell I told Roger so t’other day, and I said that for all you were beneath what I ever thought to see them marry — well — it’s of no use — it’s too late, now, as he said. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

E. F. Benson Mr. Brontë, after his sister-in-law’s advent, made two attempts to marry again. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope I didn’t say I was going to marry her at laist, not for certain I only said I might do worse. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang We have noted prohibitions to marry any one of the same family name. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope But if I were to marry him I should kill myself the first hour after I had gone away with him. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard They marry at a very early age, it being not uncommon to see mothers of eleven and fathers of thirteen years. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Andrew Lang Before long the King went out to war, and no sooner was he away than the Queen came to talk with Hermod, and said that she wanted him to marry her daughter. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling It was one of the cases that you sometimes meet, even in this country where we marry by Code, of a really blind attachment all on one side, without the faintest possibility of return. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

At three the Vicar will come to marry you, his daughters, Katie and Laura, acting as your bridesmaids. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Meredith Carinthia said: ‘When I marry I shall come here to live and die. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Now that Bartrand was alive, every obstacle was cleared away--I was free to marry Agnes as soon as her father would let me; free to do whatever I pleased in the world. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

George Gissing John Hewett would have nothing to do with an alliance so disreputable; Mrs. Hewett had in vain besought her stepson not to marry so unworthily. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Women of her sort like virtuous men, and seldom marry any other. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Edith Wharton She said I was trying to marry George Dorset. She did it to make him think she was jealous. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Anthony Trollope Had the young lady been about to marry his son,—had there been such a son,—he could have blessed her; and he felt that his own personal dignity did not admit of an expression of sorrow. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Drive away with her at once and marry her tomorrow by special licence in London.” “But, Mr. Larose,” began Harden, “I——” “You want to marry her, don’t you?” snapped the detective. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anthony Trollope No one should rightfully accuse him of inveigling the heir to marry his niece. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot She thought, if Adam had been rich and could have given her these things, she loved him well enough to marry him. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Meredith And when you’re of age to marry, marry anybody you like—you won’t marry me. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. G. Wells Marry ‘er indeed! Why should ’e? Likely. ‘E’ll marry the next one. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

You loved Marie Prévol well enough to marry her. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

H. Rider Haggard I will not marry Miss Lee; understand once and for all, I will not marry her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins Don’t suppose she wants to marry me! She wants nothing of the sort. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Anthony Trollope But I won’t marry her though it were a score of kisses. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

He came very often, and before long he asked me to marry him; and I promised to be his wife, with my sister’s knowledge and consent. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Only I wouldn’t marry him unless he insisted on being king instead of prince. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Anthony Trollope What they do know is that Madame Max Goesler spends seven or eight thousand a year, and that she will give no man an opportunity of even asking her to marry him. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy She said I ought to marry you again, and I have straightway. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson But, while it is perfectly true that when she did marry she found the happiness that she had missed all her life, such a conclusion is altogether at variance with the facts. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope She had felt certain from the few slight words which Sir Thomas had spoken that there were valid reasons why her son should not marry a penniless girl. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

George Borrow Brynhilda, the valkyrie, swore that no one should marry her who could not fling her down. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Henry James He’s very grave and very devout — though he does propose to marry a Protestant. He will handle that point after marriage. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

D. H. Lawrence And I feel I must say it; I feel it would be perfectly DISASTROUS for you to marry him — for you even more than for him. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy I cannot, Diggory, marry you, or think of letting you call me your sweetheart. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Olaf Stapledon What would you do now?” After a long silence, I brought myself to say, “Either marry her as soon as possible, or give her up completely. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope She did not wish to delay it; but all that she could do was to swear to her father that she would never marry anybody else. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope Young ladies of five-and-twenty, when they marry gentlemen of four-and-fifty, make up their minds for well-understood and well-recognised old age. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

But now I shall duly marry Lord Manister — if he has patience. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Dear cousin—dear little girl—you’ll have to marry me—out of pity!” And she did. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Maria Edgeworth She wanted some petty place for some man who was to marry her favourite maid. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope You can’t very well marry Mary without his permission, and therefore you had better let it alone. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray He was in love with Violet, let him marry her and be off; for Lord Ashdale was in love with his cousin too; and, of course, could not marry a young woman in her station of life. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Arthur Machen But though she was polite to all the gentlemen who wished to marry her, she put them off, and said she couldn’t make up her mind, and she wasn’t sure she wanted to marry anybody at all. The White People by Arthur Machen

Ferdinand really loves Pauline; but he has formerly been engaged to Gertrude, who jilted him to marry the general, and this fact somewhat embarrasses him in his wooing. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anthony Trollope Women ask men to marry them, and the men laugh and refuse. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell If I were going to marry Lord Hollingford, I make no doubt every one would be talking about me, and neither you nor I should mind it in the least. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope Harry is quite clear of this,—that in spite of Mary’s preference for her cousin, it would be the grandest thing in the world to him that she should marry him. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Gissing No matter, she had promised to marry him, and she was not the girl to break her word. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

I want to marry Sir Hannibal because he is now rich and is easily managed. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

She knew that in refusing to marry Ribeiro she had followed the instincts of her better nature, and refused to commit a crime. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Charles Dickens They quarrelled, and your mother was provoked to marry Mr. Gretton, your father. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Sinclair Lewis Do I want to marry you?” “We get along bully. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis