Phrases with "meanwhile"

But meanwhile I will not take a hen-house for a mansion. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

F. Scott Fitzgerald There was nothing for Benjamin to do but follow with as much dignity as possible — meanwhile promising himself a stern revenge. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

And meanwhile she had imposed a certain duty on him, which inferred she had no design of returning to her home. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Edith Wharton But meanwhile her presence kept the thought alive; and, had every other incentive lost its power, this would have been enough to sustain her. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

T. E. Lawrence Nuri meanwhile was hurrying the infantry, gunners and machine-gunners down in the thickening light, towards the line, with orders to get a mile beyond into the desert, form up into column and wait. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

William Makepeace Thackeray Some one else meanwhile makes a mixture of mustard, vinegar, catsup, and lots of cayenne pepper. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Standing near the open door of the pavilion, Helene meanwhile inhaled the cold air with delight. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

And meanwhile the art of war has remained almost stationary for thirty or forty years. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Elizabeth Von Arnim And meanwhile what a comfort it was to get something to eat. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Trant and Bacellar with the bulk of the militia were continuing the retreat meanwhile towards Lamego. I need only say here that Wilson’s bold front served its purpose. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Edith Wharton But meanwhile she had to catch up somehow with her forgotten engagement. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Meredith Sir Willoughby meanwhile was on a line of conduct suiting his appreciation of his duty to himself. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

William Makepeace Thackeray Her husband ‘was meanwhile cooking mutton-chops on a gridiron over the fire. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

H. G. Wells But meanwhile we’ve been busy, looking at fresh things. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Henry James But meanwhile it befell that, in London, he was stricken with influenza and with subsequent sorrow. Flickerbridge by Henry James [1902]

Henry James That young lady meanwhile was personally before him, so that he had no need to consult for his pleasure his fresh recollection of the portrait. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

G. K. Chesterton But meanwhile other things had been happening, which were not noticed by those who were listening (however unwillingly) to the lecture which had begun in the room upstairs. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Edith Wharton But meanwhile the Duke had regained his voice. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry James But it’s not to come out for some days, and I’m sure I can trust meanwhile to your complete discretion. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson And meanwhile the doctor, with sun umbrella, wide Panama, and patriarchal beard, is busy wheedling and (for aught the rest of us know) bribing the too facile sentry. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ethel and Villiers meanwhile walked out, and, descending to the river side, they were enticed by the beauty of the evening to go upon the water. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton Supper meanwhile was being laid on the greasy table down the middle of the room. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Cortes meanwhile was active in purchasing military stores and provisions. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Francis meanwhile hated the confident young man and hated Rogers. He was sure that they were mocking him; indeed, that everyone in the shop was mocking him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

A. E. W. Mason Durrance meanwhile walked down to the trap which was waiting for him at the gates of the house, and saw that Dermod Eustace stood in the road with his hat upon his head. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell His father will be dying sometime, I reckon, and then he’ll step into the Croft Farm. But meanwhile —” “Then, thou’lt let the farm,” said she, still as eagerly as ever. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Robert Louis Stevenson The Desprez’ meanwhile had taken up their abode at Tentaillon’s. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James The latent preparedness of the American mind even for the most characteristic features of English life was a matter I meanwhile failed to get to the bottom of. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Henry James Your fine speech meanwhile doesn’t a bit tell me what. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Jules Verne I don’t care to watch the walrus slaughtered!” “Very well,” replied Hobson, “only don’t forget to join us in an hour’s time, meanwhile you can enjoy the view. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Charles Kingsley And meanwhile Praxiteles had already brought to perfection (Paus. 1, 2, sec. The Stage as it was Once by Charles Kingsley

Radclyffe Hall But when you can, do let me come and see you — meanwhile if I can help you at all . The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Sinclair Lewis And meanwhile you can go plumb to hell, my young friend!” Martin did not pursue him into the hall. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Henry Handel Richardson Crossing his arms on the table, Krafft began to speak, meanwhile fixing his companion with his eye. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle Scourges should fall and penance be done for many a long week before the shadow of that day should pass from Waverley. But meanwhile there was no effort to bring them back to their rule. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

The young girl meanwhile was moving up towards him along the seat, for the effect which his sharpest rebuke produced on her never lasted more than four minutes. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Elizabeth Von Arnim And meanwhile the behaviour of Mrs. Fisher, the next in importance of the ladies from the professional point of view, showed definite promise. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

But meanwhile I get plenty fun studying the man Craw.” “Do you know him?” “Never clapped eyes on him. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Henry James One of the invaders meanwhile — a broad-faced gentleman with long hair tucked behind his ears and a ring on each forefinger — had lost no time in showing he knew where to begin. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Andrew Lang These may be discussed later; meanwhile we pass from appearances of the living or dying to stories of appearances of the dead. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Henry James Jim meanwhile however, it was true, slipped characteristically into shallowness from the moment he ceased to speak out of the experience of a husband. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Margaret Oliphant The two mothers meanwhile talked calmly in the room below, where Macalister had lighted the fire, and where, in the cheerful blaze and glow, everything became more easy and tranquil and calm. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Andrew Lang The Sultan embraced him, the envious Vizier meanwhile hinting that it was the work of enchantment. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ivan Turgenev And meanwhile I will clean it with some whitening. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

But meanwhile the machine is here, and its corrupting effects are almost irresistible. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Rafael Sabatini And meanwhile be no less sure that you have no cause for immediate fear. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Walter Besant He meanwhile nodded and winked with an ever-increasing delight which I failed to understand. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Henry James She meanwhile herself could well judge how heavy her father found the burden of Godfrey’s folly and how he was incommoded at having to pay the horrible woman six hundred a year. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

On entering Nefta, the escort immediately entered, according to custom, a marabet (that of Sidi Bou Aly), Captain B. and R. meanwhile standing outside. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

I fancy the worthy retainer had been prowling about the hall meanwhile with the hope of surprising the clue to some domestic mystery in his mistress’s face as she emerged from the study. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle But meanwhile you will clearly understand that I insist upon a promise that this connection with my daughter shall go no further. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Henry James It puts outsiders off the scent, and the real thing meanwhile goes on. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Rafael Sabatini Sir Oliver meanwhile took stock of so much of the Swallow’s armament as was visible and wondered what like were those on the main-deck below. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing He was being talked of meanwhile in the Tyrrells’ drawing-room. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry James Perhaps he will, but he hasn’t yet; and I’m willing to give him meanwhile the benefit of the doubt. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

D. H. Lawrence Aaron meanwhile had walked across the country and was looking for a place to rest. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Ivan Turgenev But meanwhile things had not been going too well at Maryino, and poor Nikolai Petrovich was having a hard time. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Thomas Hardy Anne meanwhile had lain down dressed upon her bed, the window still open, her ears intent upon the sound of footsteps and dreading the reappearance of daylight and the gang’s return. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Olive sat down on the foot of Emily’s chaise longue and Brevoort took a stool from against the wall, meanwhile noting the other occupants of the room. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Baldwin Spencer When all the performers were ready in their allotted places, the other men, who had meanwhile remained out of sight in the bed of the creek, were called up on to the ground. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Virginia Woolf But meanwhile far more serious matters claimed every ounce of his strength. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jane Austen Her ladyship is comforting herself meanwhile by strolling along the shrubbery with Reginald, calling forth all his tender feelings, I suppose, on this distressing occasion. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Thomas Hardy Anny meanwhile had jokingly remarked to Vilbert on Arabella’s hankering interest in her first husband. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Virginia Woolf Helen meanwhile stitched at her embroidery and thought over the things they had said. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

The Mexicans, elated with their success, meanwhile abandoned themselves to jubilee; singing, dancing and feasting on the mangled relics of their wretched victims. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry James They would settle this date before going back, and he meanwhile had his eye on a sweet little home. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Amy’s kind little heart was meanwhile grieving for Guy, and longing to see him return, but he did not come till after Philip’s departure. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Descriptive passages are mentioned in it “to be inserted” at a later time, meanwhile concentrating his energy on more important portions of the narrative. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

He meanwhile was busy in London making friends by his conspicuous, almost obtrusive, genius, and sowing the seeds of discord by his equally obtrusive spleen. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

H. G. Wells But meanwhile this tension increases and a vast multitude of lives is strained to tragic issues. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Arthur Morrison But I had started two or three men meanwhile making inquiries at the railway stations, and so on. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Andrew Lang As soon as it saw the Caliph and his Vizier — who had crept up meanwhile — it gave vent to a joyful cry. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson And meanwhile the generous hours had declined to less than half. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Leslie Stephen But the device meanwhile had recoiled upon its author; the very danger against which he should have guarded himself had now occurred. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

He was sent to a school at Enfield, and having meanwhile become an orphan, was in 1810 apprenticed to a surgeon at Edmonton. In 1815 he went to London to walk the hospitals. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

He would have to meet her, no doubt, one day; meanwhile he was entirely at peace, and he did not want to think of anything at all. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Henry James Rose meanwhile waited not only till they were out of sight and of earshot, but till the return of Tony, who, his hand on Vidal’s shoulder, had gone with them as far as the door. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

And meanwhile a bourgeois, mercantile, and bigoted policy continues to cut off all the sluices through which so much aptitude and ability would find an outlet. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

William Morris But meanwhile Birdalone had run to Viridis, who had fallen a dead weight aside of her horse, and lay half hanging by the bonds of her ankles. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft About four hours remained for conversation if I were to catch the eight o’clock coach for Arkham, and I began to dole out more liquor to the ancient tippler; meanwhile eating my own frugal lunch. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

T. E. Lawrence Joyce meanwhile shouldered the responsibility which my defection endangered. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

M. P. Shiel At the entrance to the forest we met our old Lossow with his pipe, and he climbed with me back to the guest-court, Langler meanwhile striding well ahead of us, wrapped in silence. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Henry Handel Richardson Not only was day being added to day, he meanwhile not turning over a penny; but ideas which he knew to be preposterous insinuated themselves in his brain. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton He should see that she had courage and gaiety to face their coming separation, and yet give herself meanwhile to this completer nearness; but she waited, as always, for him to strike the opening note. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

And meanwhile there is no possible doubt about the hatred and dissension that the ‘Trotsky-Fascist’ accusation is causing. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

They professed to be content to let the issue have it; meanwhile they congratulated Lorne on his chance, telling him that a knock or two wouldn’t do him any harm at his age. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Henry Handel Richardson And meanwhile Richard was shut up in his room, making those dreadful notes in the Bible which it pinched her heart even to think of. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton And meanwhile it seemed easier to let Undine have what she wanted. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

T. E. Lawrence This we discovered on the day: meanwhile we were as glad as the army at our man’s win. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

H. G. Wells And meanwhile these cosmic rays fly noiselessly about me — the arrows of the Martians — and by a birth here and a birth there — humanity undergoes — dehumanization. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Henry James Hyacinth meanwhile descended the ladder. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Edith Wharton But meanwhile he must map out some kind of a working plan; must clear up his own mind, and consider how to make it clear to her. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Richard meanwhile took off his wet smock-frock of former memory — his hat, and his false black whiskers, wiping the snow from the latter with his hand. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells And meanwhile the Wild Asses escaped — according to the rules and the prophecies . The Wild Asses of the Devil by H. G. Wells [1915]

Henry James I could see meanwhile the torch she refused to pass on flame away in her chamber of memory — pour through her eyes a light that shone in her lonely house. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Jules Verne Rosette meanwhile had been listening to the conversation, and secretly rejoicing that an opportunity for which he had been watching had arrived. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell She meanwhile had been considering herself as an injured woman ever since the evening of the day of Roger’s departure. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman But meanwhile there was high council being held among the wisest of them all. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

H. G. Wells Thoroughly statesmanlike article!” “And meanwhile this Bigness is spreading in all sorts of ugly ways. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

D. H. Lawrence But meanwhile the fight between them, terrible as she knew it to be, was inconclusive. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

And meanwhile I snatched recklessly at his own solution. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Edith Wharton But meanwhile the political distemper was rapidly spreading, and in spite of Gemma’s Austrian affiliations it was no longer possible for her to receive the enemy openly. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Julia would arrive presently: meanwhile there was the book. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells And meanwhile a few more of us must die in patience. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Henry James The Major meanwhile had also been looking for something to do and, wandering to the other end of the studio, saw before him my breakfast things, neglected, unremoved. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Mark Twain He sat down and took a long rest, torturing himself meanwhile to keep awake, and then started warily down the home-stretch. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Science meanwhile needs something more than bare possibilities to build upon; so your genuinely scientific inquirer — I don’t mean your ignoramus “scientist”— has to remain unsatisfied. Memories and Studies by William James

George Gissing Now and then he tapped his barometer, which for some days had hovered about “change,” the sky meanwhile being clouded. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells And meanwhile I suppose it was very fine to go whirling through the air like a flight of young swallows, swift and easy. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Rafael Sabatini But meanwhile Kynaston had kicked aside the discarded furbelow and cloak, and stood free to receive this onslaught — graceful, alert, and poised like a fencing-master. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Nikolai Gogol But meanwhile his ordinary work did not fall in with his mood at all. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Virginia Woolf And meanwhile there are the women in the background. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

And this was her first adventure with a man in all her thirty-three years!     David meanwhile was having an experience less agreeable than that of his sister. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Gaston Leroux Nobody! And meanwhile the room still echoed with a distant passionate singing: “Fate links thee to me for ever and a day!” Which way, which way had Christine gone? . The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

But meanwhile man’s power over Nature is steadily increasing. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Jacques Futrelle The scientist listened without comment to the recital, casually studying meanwhile the three crimson drops on the glass. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

William Godwin Vincenzio meanwhile was busied in making a fire with the assistance of Gaddi, and burning a great quantity of precious perfumes. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Henry James Papa was married the day before yesterday at Brighton.” Miss Overmore glittered more gaily; meanwhile it came over Maisie, and quite dazzlingly, that her “smart” governess was a bride. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

And meanwhile perhaps you’d like a look at Oliphant. He’s the modern authority on the period, or so I understand. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells And meanwhile the freshness of Ethel’s blouses departed, and Lewisham refrained from the repair of his boot which had cracked across the toe. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

We will hasten on to the inn; you will meanwhile proceed on foot to the harbor. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

What should it be? Which way should he go? And meanwhile the years slipped by, and now, obeying some mad, mysterious impulse, he had cut himself right off, hidden himself among the savages. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

He wasn’t sorry to sit down; the doctor meanwhile wandering round rather restlessly. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Heaven might bring things round in its own good time, she said; meanwhile she would submit—and bear. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Henry James Mrs. Wix meanwhile luckily was not wholly directed to repression. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Nellie Bly The “charmer” began to play on a little fife, meanwhile waving a red cloth which attracted the cobra’s attention. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Rafael Sabatini And meanwhile there was Sir Henry sneering. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

And meanwhile the Communist press in foreign countries was shouting that there was no sign of revolution anywhere; the seizure of factories, setting up of workers’ committees, etc. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

H. G. Wells One hesitates upon the magnificent plan and devotion of one’s lifetime and meanwhile there is usage, there are engagements. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Henry James But she had meanwhile taken up my allusion to her having preferred so to wait. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Oh, he was a pretentious fool, making careers out of cocktails and meanwhile regretting, weakly and secretly, the collapse of an insufficient and wretched idealism. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson But out into it he must, to drive through dust-clouds so opaque that one could only draw rein till they subsided, meanwhile holloaing off collisions. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James Fleda meanwhile hesitated, lingered for some minutes where she had been left, feeling secretly that her fate still had her in hand. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Julian Hawthorne But meanwhile I was telling myself that Agatha must be nearly twenty years old, and that if Poyntz had wedded only at the age of a grandfather, she could hardly be his own offspring by marriage. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

William Makepeace Thackeray Danby meanwhile was at Boulogne, sickening after his wife and children. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Edith Wharton But meanwhile the German advance, which had sent so many rich residents out of Paris, had driven into it the lamentable horde of the Belgian and French refugees. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

I had not opened the letter, and could always pretend I had not noticed the initials; meanwhile something might turn up. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

George Gissing Then again she scratched and kicked simultaneously, her voice meanwhile screaming insult and menace, which must have been audible in the neighbours’ houses. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell Emanuel meanwhile was giving her directions as to its food, with all the minuteness of one loving his subject. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

Henry James The other visitor meanwhile turned to Fleda. “What is Mrs. Gereth going to do?” “Is that what you came to ask me?” Fleda demanded. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

George Gissing Alma meanwhile had lain quietly, and the household at length went to rest without renewal of alarms. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

They can’t face the meanwhile — that’s what it comes to. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

The knockings which I have mentioned at the nursery door, preceded generally by the sound of a step on the lobby, meanwhile continued. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

H. G. Wells And meanwhile the military and naval authorities, now fully alive to the tremendous power of their antagonists, worked with furious energy. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Edith Wharton She would certainly live and die in Wentworth. And meanwhile the days would go on as usual, bringing the usual obligations. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Florence Dixie I meanwhile had unslung my rifle, and was off in pursuit of him. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Edith Wharton Dredge meanwhile was going on obstinately with his work. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Margaret Oliphant Walter meanwhile stood before her, almost awkwardly, feeling the rigidity upon his countenance of a somewhat unmeaning smile. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

George Gissing Ah! the world would be much more amusing presently, and she meanwhile was growing old. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Nana meanwhile was enlivening the dancing halls of the neighborhood. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Pauline meanwhile looked up, and nodded vigorously. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Edith Wharton But meanwhile Frenside’s counsel returned to her. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Andrew Lang Agamemnon meanwhile encourages the host. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Radclyffe Hall He alone can protect — so meanwhile one just goes on diligently hoeing. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Just what it was they would consider later; meanwhile Mrs Kilbannon responded with what she would have called cool civility. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

William Godwin Apollonius meanwhile came among them, and prevented the calamity. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Henry James Old M. Pigeonneau meanwhile hovered near, hesitating apparently between the desire to be urbane and the absence of a pretext. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Little Ede meanwhile had been looking at her mother curiously. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Louisa May Alcott Laurie meanwhile posted off to comfort Amy, and told his story so well that Aunt March actually ‘sniffed’ herself, and never once said “I told you so”. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

I was aroused by Thorndyke’s voice—calm, business-like, composed: “Time will show, indeed! But meanwhile we must go warily. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

The captain and Herrick meanwhile turned their back upon the lights in Attwater’s verandah, and took a direction towards the pier and the beach of the lagoon. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Theodore Dreiser And meanwhile I’ll see what I can do. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The prince dismounted, ordered one of his aids and Raoul to follow his example, and directed the others to await his orders, keeping themselves meanwhile on the alert. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

George Fairfax meanwhile had lain himself down to take his rest in tolerable good-humour with himself and the world in general. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

And meanwhile the boy has no one to look after him. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Henry Handel Richardson In conversation with him, one constantly felt that he was not speaking out, or, to put it more plainly, that he was going on meanwhile with his own, very different thoughts. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton But meanwhile she could only follow in imagination what was going on in the other room. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Herries meanwhile had had his own strange hour. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D. H. Lawrence Alvina meanwhile would sew for the child, or spin wool. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Other clients had meanwhile drifted in to the bar: first came a huge Dane whom Abe had somewhere encountered. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The ladies will set the table for us meanwhile I am sure. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Jeffrey meanwhile was never weary of well-doing. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Daniel Defoe Accordingly, down I went, and talked of indifferent affairs; meanwhile my sister dressed herself all over again, not being willing to be seen in an undress. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business by Daniel Defoe [1725]

On the contrary, he is an amiable and pleasant fellow; but wait, we shall meet; meanwhile if you see him, for goodness’ sake whisper a hint to him, my good friend. A Novel in Nine Letters by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1847]

He meanwhile had observed everything and had a hundred questions to ask. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Algernon Blackwood And meanwhile the darkness settled about us and the biting wind swept roaring through the trees overhead. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Edith Wharton And meanwhile his creation lives on inside of him, and is nourished by him and grows more and more beautiful. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Edith Wharton His son seemed likely to follow in his steps, and was meanwhile applying the same arts to the conquest of the Starkfield maidenhood. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

H.P. Lovecraft Willett meanwhile had gone up to the dismantled laboratory and brought down a few odds and ends not included in the moving of the July before. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Cousin Knollys meanwhile was talking to papa. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He survived, however until 1841, meanwhile more or less cognizant of his wife’s attachment and offering no opposition. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry James Mr. Leverett meanwhile assures me he’s nothing to what we shall see yet. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

T. E. Lawrence The Arabs took their money, and gave gratifying assurances in exchange; yet these very tribes would be meanwhile in touch with Feisal, who obtained service for his payment. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

H.P. Lovecraft The next night he slept in snatches in his clothes, meanwhile wrestling feverishly with the unravelling of the cipher manuscript. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Edith Wharton But meanwhile what are you all going to live on? It costs something to feed such an army. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Henry James I agreed with her that I would drop the subject for a while, and that meanwhile we should be good friends. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Baldwin Spencer The ten men meanwhile moved in line, first to the right and then to the left, and with the other man dancing in front of them the whole formed a curious scene in the flickering light of the camp fire. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But meanwhile the Queen proceeded with her plan. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

His servant had meanwhile driven that awful cab away. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

George Eliot The tall girl meanwhile was constantly staring at Maggie and grinning. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Henry James Miss Searle and I meanwhile were not wholly silent. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Edith Wharton And meanwhile I’m afraid — I’m afraid. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Thomas Hardy She meanwhile had kept along the edge of the hill by which lay her nearest way home. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Henry James The Duchess meanwhile had addressed herself to Bessie. “My son tells me the young ladies in America are so clever. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Virginia Woolf But other passengers were approaching Lincoln meanwhile by other roads on foot. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

And meanwhile the quite obvious cause of vagrancy is staring one in the face. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

He rather thought it did; meanwhile his mother! Of himself he thought little. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells And meanwhile with all that much of trouble in her, she’d be bound to do something wrong. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Gaston Leroux And meanwhile Mamma Valerius lies waiting for you at home and appealing to your ‘good genius!’ . The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Thomas Hardy Grace meanwhile had not gone far. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy