Phrases with "maybe"

Sinclair Lewis We can count on him to pay up to a thousand, if we get sunk badly enough, and by the time that’s all dished out, maybe you’ll be earning more dough. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis You know how I am — well, maybe you don’t know, but I’m accustomed to first-class accommodations, and I’m perfectly willing to pay a reasonable price. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Your brothers, maybe even your father, would be made orderlies to Austrian officers and be kicked in the mouth. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Chasehope’s another kind of lad — there’s metal there, though it’s maybe of the Devil’s forging. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Theodore Dreiser Then maybe when he knew how she felt he would forgive her and think nothing more about it. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Or maybe in one of them grand clubs in Pall Mall. Anyway, the agent netted him in all right—cash down, and only about four and twenty hours for him to get ready; but he didn’t miss his ship. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

William Morris Forsooth I wot not why thy mistress banned it not against thee; maybe because she deemed not that thou wouldst dare to use it or even go anigh it. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Sinclair Lewis And maybe this is the time when I ought to tell you there’s nothing between George and me. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

You say you have no leech to cure the sick, and that maybe is as well, for I never yet heard of leech that could master the plague. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Sinclair Lewis Suddenly: “Yes, maybe — Kind of shame to not keep in touch with folks like the McKelveys. We might try inviting them to dinner, some evening. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle But if it was about a boat, sir, maybe I could serve as well. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Guy de Maupassant It was one o’clock in the morning, one o’clock or maybe half-past one; the sky had by this time cleared somewhat and the crescent appeared, the gloomy crescent of the last quarter of the moon. Who Knows? (Qui sait ?) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Willa Cather But maybe I’m getting personal, and I’d better be driving ahead at what I want to say. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

H. G. Wells But maybe now I am over here I’ll talk a bit to England on the air. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Sinclair Lewis And so maybe you would be happier in some other neighborhood . Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald Maybe their wives have no social ambitions; maybe they’ve hit a sentence or two in a ‘dangerous book’ that pleased them; maybe they started on the treadmill as I did and were knocked off. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis But maybe she wants to fight for her own. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Maybe you exaggerate the possibility of a common human imagination, Twain; maybe you do. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

William Hope Hodgson Yet, no sooner had I slain this one, than there came a rush of maybe a dozen upon me; these having climbed silently over the cliff edge in the meanwhile. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

I came to it weeks syne about the man ye’ll maybe meet the morn’s night. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Anthony Hope But that I keep faith with men, and honour with women, maybe I am, my lord. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Will you come with me when I return to the Wood?” “I’ll no say that, for there’s maybe better ways o’ guidin’ it. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell But he’ll maybe turn up yet, time enough. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

They’re gentlemen — noblemen, maybe — first, and they’ve no practical education. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

D. H. Lawrence She wore delicate combinations of grey and pink, maybe with a darkening iron-grey touch, and her jewels were of soft old coloured paste. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Elizabeth Gaskell But maybe it were all settled after he got to Halifax; however, he’s gotten two or three hunder pounds for his invention. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope But as we’ve business to talk of, maybe I’d better keep my head clear. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis I’ll have time to really finish my researchmaybe I’ve got some points that D’Herelle hasn’t hit on — and I’ll publish it to corroborate him. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope I’m sure I never bore any malice indeed I never was so sorry as when you went away, and ’ ‘Ah, Barry,’ said Anty; ‘it was better I went then; maybe it’s all better as it is. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis These are serious timesmaybe twenty-eight million on relief, and beginning to get uglythinking they’ve got a vested right now to be supported. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis So I just thought — I just thought — maybe — I’d ask you if you could conveniently — Ouch, that tooth still aches; have to get this bridge finished tomorrow sure. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle Then, you see, they shot through the little slit between the bag in front and the one on the top; maybe not more than two inches across. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope I was wishing to see Sir Thomas about a little business of my own; maybe he’s not in the way. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain And he said that handling a snake-skin was such awful bad luck that maybe we hadn’t got to the end of it yet. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Dr. Sturk, there are lots of places for you to choose among — suit yourself — here — or here — or maybe here. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald I was worried —” Her sentence broke as she changed direction “that maybe you wouldn’t be. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In fifty years you’ll maybe learn a little about the country, but we know all about it before we start. Prester John by John Buchan

Sinclair Lewis You’ll have to wait till the Battalion–Leader comes — maybe ‘long about noon. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Ye’re a pair o’ fules, but there’s maybe waur things than fules in God’s sicht. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Another fellah’d fly our, an’ maybe kiss ye for spite; but I baint that sort, I’m all for coaxin’ and kindness, an’ ye won’t let me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ford Madox Ford How her sleeves brushed the medicine bottles and irritated you, maybe . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Sinclair Lewis We had one good man, an interior decorator — maybe he was kind of sis and effeminate, but he really was an artist, and we gave one dandy play. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H.P. Lovecraft I don’t believe they’ve had any glass for a hundred years or more — maybe the boy broke ’em if he got that far; the legend doesn’t say. The Unnamable by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Willa Cather I t’ink maybe if I go home, I can sleep till morning an’ forgit my belly. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Sinclair Lewis He admitted, “Well, yes, maybe it isn’t so darn artistic but —— Matter of fact, though, I don’t want a place just like Sam’s. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Morrison You just walk round on Monday mornings (or maybe you even drive in a trap), and you collect your rentseight and six, or nine shillings, or ten shillings, as the case may be. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Sinclair Lewis I’m a lazy, useless, ignorant scut, except as maybe I keep you comfortable. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Braggin’ on how what he gets he keeps, and laughin’ me out fer a quitter! And besides — now he’s got the box back, maybe he’ll let up on me. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

They’ll maybe dae on yon green braes where the bite is short, but they’re nae use for a heather country. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson This is a great change of it from the belly of my haystack; and while you were there sottering and sleeping I have done a thing that maybe I do very seldom. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Copland. Considers it proved that puerperal fever maybe propagated by the hands and the clothes, or either, of a third person, the bed-clothes or body-clothes of a patient. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

William Morris Habundia looked on her with a sly smile and said: Well maybe though we take cover and get within wind of our quarry thou shalt not need to speed an arrow to him. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Sinclair Lewis Prob’ly something I ate,’ said Fred. ‘Or maybe it was the snow glare. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis And — No. Not five times in five years do I have students who understand craftsmanship and precision and maybe some big imagination in hypotheses. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

But why?” “Because (but maybe that old woman was crazy), because, she said, there was death in the mockery of love. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

M. R. James In this stood an old, and very ugly, woman in a red cloak and ragged skirt, talking to a boy dressed in the fashion of maybe a hundred years ago. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Sinclair Lewis Mabelle don’t want to stay here and farm it — maybe me and you partners, eh? But the kids and I are crazy to. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis As Butler shows in ‘Erewhon’— the swine stole that idea from me, too, maybe thirty years before I ever got it — the only crime for w’ich we should hang people is having toobercoolosis. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Charles Dickens So, maybe he’ll forgive my going to his house to-night. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Sinclair Lewis But —— Some day, maybe we can have a house of our own again. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

I saw the highroad for maybe ten miles, and far down it something that was moving, and that I took to be a motor-car. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

H. G. Wells Two or three very primitive and clumsy artifacts had also been found in this same cleft in the chalk, down which maybe the brute had slipped and been jammed and covered up. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

That’s maybe what he did with them. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Sinclair Lewis Didn’t you hear how they said they wouldn’t mind tramping to school and not having any movies?” “Sid, maybe you’ll understand kids when you get to be a granddad. Land by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis All perfectly simple — maybe we preachers aren’t perfect: don’t pretend to be; but we do a lot of good. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis I’ll bet it busts the records! Yes, sir, maybe they’re right. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Isn’t that enough for one night? I—don’t you know, Grace, that in a week I maybe in prison, disgraced? At a word from you I certainly should be. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

She also knew that she could trust him to take off her shoulders all worrying, maybe even unpleasant, arrangements. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell But what I’m thinking is this: it’ll maybe go awkward with you, sir, if he’s found here. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Edgar Rice Burroughs However, maybe I will be as well off, for the nearer the hour approaches, the slenderer my chances for success appear. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Good Sheriff, be advised by me; pay thy score without more ado, or maybe it may fare ill with thee. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

William Morris Or maybe thou shalt seek and shalt find, and there may be naught in what thou findest, whereof to give thee such gifts as are meet for thy faithfulness and valiancy. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Sinclair Lewis Hotels — awful! Oh yes, I’ll probably go over to the U.A.C. But maybe take six weeks or a couple of months in Europe, then move to Detroit. But not sell this house! Been mighty happy here. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

You maybe heard a whistle blow when you were coming in here? No! Why, it sounded like Gabriel’s trump. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Anthony Trollope To these feelings on the subject maybe added another, which was natural enough though perhaps not noble. North America by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim If it wasn’t my man who fired that shot, maybe it was yours, and you know it. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Sinclair Lewis But maybe it would be a good idea to suggest to him that he ought not to get into a way of thinking he is in love with her. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Mark Twain De fambly foun’ it out ’bout half an hour ago — maybe a little mo’— en’ I TELL you dey warn’t no time los’. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

William Morris Haps will go as haps will; and it maybe that ye shall both live for another battle, and grow wiser, and mayhappen abide in the wood with the reiver’s men. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

Sinclair Lewis Opportunities. Chance to manage a lot of stenographers, big commercial-research department, maybe a shot at advertising soliciting. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle Do you think there is no weaker brother among all our lodges that could not be bought? He will get at our secretsmaybe has got them already. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Ford Madox Ford Fit fer a Countess! If Miss’s Cramp could be allowed to see it she’d maybe change her opinions. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Sinclair Lewis But maybe you might get me an ice-bag. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Margaret Oliphant I have wondered from year to year if maybe I had deceived myself. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

But scrape in the spruit if you like; you’ll maybe find some garnets. Prester John by John Buchan

Now, maybe your partner’s not quite fixed the same as you are; maybe he sees precious little difference between the one thing and the other. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

But instead of turning down the hill as he was used, he went on up the hill, along the little track that was maybe a road and maybe the dry bed of a stream. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

D. H. Lawrence Like a nun, she puts over her living face a veil, as a sign that the woman no longer exists for herself: she is the servant of God, of some man, of her children, or maybe of some cause. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis It’s hard to realize, maybe to you I’m just another fool girl —” He as nearly came of age then as Gideon Planish ever could. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

And yet we’re maybe angels unawares. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Edith Wharton But if you’ll wait around till the old man comes along maybe he can put his hand on it. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Wi’ yin o’ them he’ll maybe manage down the road. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Sinclair Lewis And maybe I’ll just keep him laid off. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Well, maybe you’ll carry things on further. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Maybe ’tis a sore lack, maybe good fortune, but so we Beauforests are made. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Young men no longer suddenly catch their breath When you are passing; But maybe some old gaffer mutters a blessing Because it was your prayer Recovered him upon the bed of death. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Sinclair Lewis We can’t stop now, with that ahead of us, CAN we! It — wouldn’t be fair to young Carrie!” “Maybe not — maybe not. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser She could live in the same house with him temporarily; or maybe they could take one of the fifteen-dollar-a-month cottages that were for rent. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Gertrude Stein Jakins thinks me a fool I know sometime maybe I'll be able to prove I'm not. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Theodore Dreiser Then maybe I could send her somewhere. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Ford Madox Ford Or maybe they were not wicked . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle But maybe you are the surgeons. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

The jocose tone, it maybe added, seems to have been a characteristic part of the Brook Farm experiment, despite the sober earnest and rapt enthusiasm that accompanied it. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Julian Hawthorne Well, there I sat for maybe an hour, the noise of the storm getting ever louder and louder, so at times I could hardly hear the rattle of my spoon as I stirred up the grog in the tumbler. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Edgar Rice Burroughs Had he but reversed it and pulled the trigger he might still be alive; maybe he is for all I know, since I did not kill him then. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Sinclair Lewis Will you let me serve you? And will you maybe marry me?” “No. I don’t think I’ll ever marry — exactly. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon Indeed, maybe they have done so, long ago. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

And suddenly you begin to think: ‘And maybe they’re right!’ You remember that in the factory more like them keep on coming, keep on coming. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Crouching in the deep doorway on the right of the lobby, the cook, I say, saw something — a figure — or a deep shadow — only a deep shadow — or maybe a dog. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Mark Twain Ask Bill.” Maybe Bill he gives him a chaw; maybe he lies and says he ain’t got none. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

And maybe I’m to have Davie in bed aside me? Faith, I fear we wouldna agree, though I’ll no deny that the man has a very respectable gift in war. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson There was one man, of maybe forty, that would sit on my berthside for hours and tell me of his wife and child. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis He’s only part to blame, maybe . The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

A soil maybe effaced — an evil name maybe redeemed — the past is not set and sealed, without the power of revoking what has been written. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

She was years younger, maybe as much as ten or twelve years younger, than the easy-natured, mindless-looking little woman who had impulsively made her that horrible confidence. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

James Hogg I doubt the black stool, an’ the sack gown, or maybe the juggs wad hae been my portion had I said sic a thing as that. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Mark Twain If we keep perfectly still, maybe they won’t notice us at all. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Fer if ’tis any deceivin’ trick got up in the house, maybe they won’t try it on, sir, to a gentleman of your reputation. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sinclair Lewis I was afraid maybe I’m too rustic for all the nobility. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

A man shall appear gentle, courteous, and benevolent to all mankind; follow him into his own house, maybe you see a tyrant morose and savage to all whose happiness depends upon his kindness. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

He’s maybe in England and maybe in France, and maybe ryngin’ with Montrose, and I’ll wager, wherever he is, him and his swird and Tam and his firelock are in the het o’t. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Mary Webb And now, I think, maybe a little prayer?’ ‘I think not. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Tell Him how much you have that should be other men’s; maybe He’ll strip them of their skins to give you more. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Mark Twain Can’t you SEE that THEY’D go and tell? Ther’ ain’t no way but just to not tell anybody at ALL.” “Well, maybe you’re right — yes, I judge you ARE right. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Anatole France It may be that he had not heard that talk, maybe he disdained it, for certainly he did not show any kind of resentment. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Charles Dickens It’s only to say that I shall see him to-morrow or maybe next day, and that I couldn’t do that little business for him this morning. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Robert Louis Stevenson All at once, I saw two figures: one a little man who was stumping along eastward at a good walk, and the other a girl of maybe eight or ten who was running as hard as she was able down a cross street. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]

Sinclair Lewis And afterwards I’ll see that you get started in business out West somewhere, maybe Seattle — they say that’s a lovely city. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

M. P. Shiel One evening me hear a little stream whisper so sweet, something seem to say to me: ‘Me-and-you: can the seven North-stars alter their form? maybe they alter some day: but you in me for ever. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Robert Louis Stevenson But after two, or maybe three, had given me the same look and the same answer, I began to take it in my head there was something strange about the Shaws itself. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis He cried, “Say, I think the spirit is beginning to work and maybe if I just went out and took a short walk and kinda prayed by myself, while you stayed here and prayed for me, it might help. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

That puts another five years on to the war, maybe another ten. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Charles Kingsley Maybe she’s praying; maybe she sees more than we do, over the sea there. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Sinclair Lewis She’s awful well educated, but I dunno — maybe she’d strike you as kind of snobbish. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Or maybe the reason lies in the fact that men have written most of the comic or satiric ghost stories, and have chivalrously spared the gentler shades. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

Mark Twain Tom said it might be Sunday, now — maybe Monday. He tried to get Becky to talk, but her sorrows were too oppressive, all her hopes were gone. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Sinclair Lewis And I’ll bet anything, maybe you could buy toothbrushes there. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim You’ll hear it yourself, sir, maybe to-night or to- morrow night. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Jonathan Swif Was it not great presence of mind? But maybe you heard this already; for there was a Grub Street of it. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

No I give up waiting for the shoes that will maybe walk behind your coffin; for this shop and this house shall never be yourn. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

In an hour, or maybe two, the rest will turn up from the sea and they’d have ye tight by the neck. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Ay, and if she spoke, maybe She would answer, like the Son, “What is now ’twixt thee and me?” Dreadful answer! better none. Last Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1862]

Like of them big snakes you’ll see in the jungles south of Cancer. It’ll feed full and then lay in the sun and doze and dream fer days, maybe, or maybe months. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Sinclair Lewis And I am glad I knew Istra — she learnt me a lot about books and all, so I have more to me, or maybe will have, for you. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon And if this is indeed, as seems most likely, the truth about the six human worlds, maybe it is the truth also about many other of the abortive worlds up and down the galaxies. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

William Hope Hodgson And maybe I rockt as I stood; for many again did put out their hands, as to hold me, and again drew back, and were silent. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Thomas Wolfe And maybe she hasn’t got sense enough to understand what you wrote in the way you think it should be understood. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Sinclair Lewis But I was wondering if you happened to have any spare rooms we could stay in, just for to-night — maybe a couple of nights, so the children could look over the town. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

They come here pretty regular, and I’ll wait for the next trip, or maybe the next but one. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Willa Cather Down at de barn I say to myself, dat young girl ain’t had much experience in sickness, I don’t want to scare her, an’ maybe she’s got a baby comin’ or somet’ing. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle I ain’t afeared of anything on this side o’ the grave; but I thought that maybe it was him that died o’ the typhoid inspecting the drains what killed him. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle I checked them and considered them and maybe added a few of my own. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Riddle, says you? The riddle is why the Almighty should give our covenanted Kirk sic a back-cast of His hand, and to that you maybe ken the answer. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Maybe they werena referring to him; maybe they knew nothing of John in Edinburgh; maybe he had been foolishly suspeecious. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

There was a big beast on Bheinn Fhada yesterday — Kennedy seen him — a great beast he was — maybe nineteen stone, but Kennedy never right seen his head. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was thinking maybe you could hunt in couples and, there would be copy in it. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

And at the last, maybe lazily, out of idleness, He drops a present into our lap, a golden rose, a string of glass beads. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

You might ask at the desk; or perhaps it’s in the rack by the dining-room door — or maybe up in our room. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

I sat down in the porch and, maybe inspired by secret antagonism to the Fynes, I said to myself deliberately that Captain Anthony must be a fine fellow. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Wilkie Collins It was only half past nine — or maybe a quarter to ten. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

H. G. Wells For me maybe — but surely not for us. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

William Hope Hodgson And above this there was a second, maybe nine or ten great miles up in the blackness of the night that hung afar upward. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Or maybe I should speir what he did. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Sinclair Lewis I’m terribly fond of you, maybe I’m a little in love with you, but if we were married it would be too much of a strain. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Julian Hawthorne Well, maybe her family will come after her some day, and pay us well for taking care of her. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Robert Louis Stevenson The mark is on his brow; and better so — maybe better so. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain He mightn’t ever see you — and if he did, maybe he’d never think anything. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Or maybe I sit down with a good book of poetry and spend the evening alone. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Sir Walter Scott But since your honour’s no agreeable, and is maybe a friend to the other side like, we maun try some other advocate. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Margaret Oliphant He’s in no trouble at this present moment; he’s just sleeping like a baby, maybe a wee bit worn out, but not a line o’ care in his face; just sleepin’—sleepin’ like a little bairn. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Mark Twain It is an interest which was born of Delia Bacon’s book — away back in the ancient day — 1857, or maybe 1856. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Sinclair Lewis I wanted to call in Doc Kennicott, but Bea thinks the doc doesn’t like us — she thinks maybe he’s sore because you come down here. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

For maybe twenty minutes it fluttered, till at last it found the way it had entered by. Prester John by John Buchan

I’m a deacon, and’ll maybe sune be an elder, and I never swear except at my dowg. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

Walter Scott Wae’s me! maybe he may be badly — but then my father wad likely hae said somethin about it — Or maybe he may hae taen the rue, and kensna how to let me wot of his change of mind. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Theodore Dreiser I thought if you liked me and I really liked you — I love you, Lester — maybe it wouldn’t make so much difference about me. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Keeping behind the skyline I ran for maybe half a mile, till I judged I was above the uppermost end of the glen. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ellison’s lasses are but bits o’ things, and are not like to come by husbands just yet; and when they do, maybe they’ll not be in the mechanical line. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

And—and she was really so lovely that now, when bidding her good-bye, he did hold her hand maybe a thought longer than he need have done. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Lorilleux, peering over the women’s shoulders, insisted that the little girl didn’t look the least bit like Coupeau. Well, maybe a little around the nose, nothing more. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I will be indoors, perhaps, and he outside in the garden; or maybe I am toiling up a steep hill and he stands higher up. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

She’s maybe got a secret, or maybe it’s just that she’s ower bonny. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

H. G. Wells The stile tempted Chiffan after the long path uphill and maybe there was something else, pulling at him. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Sinclair Lewis And maybe this new principle in education-at-home may be another — may be another factor. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Bug that lives on bugs! Or maybe it’s a chemical principle, an enzyme. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

D. H. Lawrence And his nature was secretive, maybe treacherous. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Ye’re fine and ruddy, but there’s maybe fever in your veins. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Thomas Wolfe Well, anyway, you dig in an’ git a toe-hold, take your cut, an’ maybe you connect. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

D. H. Lawrence Then he said, in dialect: ‘Ay, maybe I do, maybe I do! Well then, I’ll say nowt, an’ ha’ done wi’t. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

That lasted for maybe five minutes, and was succeeded by a fit of the horrors. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Sir Walter Scott That rascal Glossin has shown us what ruffians he has at his disposal; I wish honest Liddesdale maybe guard sufficient. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

She is, of course, under care, and is never mentioned in the house where he lives, maybe with his widowed mother and perhaps a maiden sister. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Edith Wharton But maybe they don’t fancy your getting married so young. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Willa Cather He usually went with a chum, and after the performance they had beer and maybe some oysters somewhere. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Sinclair Lewis After three weeks Uncle Whittier remarked, “We kinda like Gopher Prairie. Guess maybe we’ll stay here. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle It’s my belief that it extends to somewhere near the centre of the earth—or maybe right through to old England. ’Twould save postage if we could drop our letters through. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

And maybe some day I’ll get the word!” He took his seat beside Wilkie and amazed him by his high spirits. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Edith Wharton Well, maybe I did — but it taught me to talk, and to listen to the other fellows too. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Sinclair Lewis Don’t know but what I’ll cut down my smoking, maybe cut it out entirely. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Naw! Go take a run through California, maybe grab a drink of good liquor in Mexico, and then come with us. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis