Phrases with "meet"

She had looked at herself in the mirror just before she had set out to meet him and had nodded with approval at her appearance in the attire that had cost her several months’ wages. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

I told several people she was coming, and that Mr. Carstairs, who thinks so much of himself, came on purpose to meet her. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

So let us all work on our own today and meet to compare notes in Romford at eight to-night. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Jules Verne He heard, and ran to meet them. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Edith Wharton At the first sound of the gong his neighbour was on her feet, hardly heeding his suggestion that, if she had not already chosen her seat, they might meet at a table for two in the restaurant. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Once or twice it has happened to me to meet unemployed men of genuine literary ability; there are others whom I haven’t met but whose work I occasionally see in the magazines. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

It was Sir Geoffry who advanced as the servant made the announcement; and she rose to meet him. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

She came up the steps to meet me. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Stone campongs, full of white faces, are surrounded by fertile fields, but every man you meet is a slave. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

George Gissing In a moment he saw that it was Carrie, and he ran to meet her. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

As you know, I am to be at the station in half an hour to meet the Minister of Marine. He will probably wish to go out at once to the scene of the calamity, and I shall have to accompany him. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Walter Besant So let us think kindly of each other; if both die, let us meet in heaven as brothers; and if I only, let him remember me with sorrow and kindness. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

H. G. Wells I think my glimpses of life below stairs at Up Park helped me to meet fresh social occasions with a certain ease. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Rudyard Kipling Thou wilt go to school at Lucknow.’ ‘Shall I meet my Holy One there?’ Kim whimpered. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Mr. Gresley sallied forth to meet them, and blasts of surprised welcome were borne into the drawing-room by the summer air. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry James During the few weeks preceding the moment at which we meet him again, he had even begun to lose faith altogether in his earthly destiny. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

M. P. Shiel And she, coming to meet him, said: “What is your name, sir?” “Why?” “I am Miss Frankl’s messenger”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope Whether we shall ever see each other again, who shall say? but if we do I trust that we may not meet as enemies. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

An early riser Mr. Gray has drawn, Who used to haste the dewy grass among, “To meet the sun upon the upland lawn”— Well — he died young. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

G. K. Chesterton But in my position one has to meet so many people. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

H. G. Wells But you see,—you aren’t going to meet her. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Were the goddess of beauty to woo me, I could not meet her advances: there is no heart which I can call mine in this breast. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Sir Walter Scott They are now expecting their harvest, and are reinforced with the soldiers that escaped from Torquilstone. So that, should we meet with a band of them, we are like to pay for our feats of arms. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

I heard Diamante’s voice, howling at the mucchio, and about a quarter of an hour ago he came to meet me. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Anthony Trollope There were others again who declared that no decent man or woman ought to meet her. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

It suffers from spleen somewhat frequently — but that is gentlemanly too, and I don’t mind going to meet him in that mood. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I fear not to meet thee there. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Radclyffe Hall You remember what I say, that we meet in Paris? I say when I go, “But you come to Paris when you grow up bigger, my poor little baby!” I keep looking and looking, but I knowed you at once. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Rafael Sabatini And those were the circumstances under which he came to meet the formidable Asad-ed-Din, Basha of Algiers, those the first words that passed between them. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Nature rallies all her forces at first to meet the danger. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James He was therefore not at the station to meet me, but he poked out his head from an upper window when I reached the house. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

But the eyes of the world were on Sir Oswald, and he was obliged to meet those unpitying eyes with a smile. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

They had but to meet face to face, and all would be well. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Theodore Dreiser Any flirtation with the youths she might meet upon the streets of Columbus could have no continuation in her home. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Maria Edgeworth I meet her every now and then — to me a spectre of dismay. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy Wildeve set about shutting the lantern to return to the house, for he deemed it too late to go to Mistover to meet his wife, who was to be driven home in the captain’s four-wheel. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Hence we ought not to expect at the present time to meet with numerous transitional varieties in each region, though they must have existed there, and may be embedded there in a fossil condition. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Any ordeal is far less terrifying, far easier to meet with courage, when it is repeated, than is even a milder experience which is entirely novel. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was in the law at Topeka, and one day I had a visit from the old man, and he was tickled to death to meet another man with his own name. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

H. G. Wells With the green vapors came conviction, and they prepared to meet their God . In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

W. W. Jacobs As they neared the Seamew the skipper’s spirits sank, for the mate, who was watching, ran out to meet them. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

He was walking quickly and purposefully, and curious as to what had brought him there at that time of the evening, they rose from their chairs and strolled over to meet him. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Anthony Trollope It was so well recognised as being dirty that people did not expect to meet each other with clean hands and faces. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

She agreed, without much solicitation, to meet him outside the walls of the convent, where their amorous intrigue might be carried on more conveniently than within. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Caroline Lamb It was indeed Calantha’s misfortune to meet with too much kindness, or rather too much indulgence from almost all who surrounded her. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

George Eliot Then Felix leaned forward, that their lips might meet again, and after that his eyes roved tenderly over her face and curls. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

H. G. Wells Not — not what one considers meet . The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

That ‘all right’ I am sure meant that Bullock was to meet his superior somewhere later, and meet him he probably did, to die for his pains. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Wilkie Collins I left all details to be described later in the day, and hastened back to St. John’s Wood, to see the person of whom Count Fosco had ordered the fly, when he went to meet Laura at the station. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Slipping past me, his old manservant, David, went to meet him. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You didn’t give me the least idea that we were likely to meet again so soon. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

John Lewis Burckhard I went out with several of the Malays to meet the women, and to ask them for some milk; the Malays had taken money with them to buy it; and I had filled my pockets with biscuit, for the same purpose. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Py der vay, you petter pe glad I meet you. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

He had not yet schooled himself to meet her questioning looks. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins I wish I was going your way — it’s pleasant to meet with gentlemen from London in a lost corner like this. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Radclyffe Hall And the lamplight streamed out through uncurtained windows to meet her, so that she walked on lamplight. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

He needed a little persuasion, though, in spite of Veronica. I should have to meet Carlos Riego and Castro in a little fir-wood above the quarry, in half an hour’s time. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Nevertheless she awaited his coming in considerable trepidation, as she was still in love with him, and was nervous as to what reception she would meet with. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

H. G. Wells I began to wonder what my cousin Isabel was doing and whether I might not chance to meet her in the street. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

In the corridor, as I was making for the sheets, who should I meet but Dora. She thought that I was going to make changes in my costume, to fit me for the smoking-room. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Andrew Lang Ilse was hated by everybody, and the young folks would go miles out of their way rather than meet her, for she had some ill-word for everyone. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jane Austen My uncle and aunt and I were to go together; and the others were to meet us at the church. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Henry James She wants awfully to meet you. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

George Gissing He wished she had not come to him, for he saw she had hoped to meet with warmer sympathy, and perhaps she was now more than ever oppressed with the sense of abandonment. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Anthony Trollope And when she should meet Ralph again,—as she did not doubt but that she would meet him shortly, she would be very careful to give no sign that she was thinking of his disgrace. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Guy de Maupassan Like many others who do not admit it, he had always been waiting to meet the “impossible she,” to find the rare, unique, poetic and passionate being, the dream of whom hovers over our hearts. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Frederick Marryat We meet the wicked, and fight them with their own weapons; but although it is treating them as they deserve, our conscience must tell us that it is not right. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Edith Wharton Tomorrow would not be so difficult after all: she felt sure that she would have the strength to meet it. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Wilkie Collins The moment I appeared the Count advanced to meet me, and to offer his explanations. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Yet all this time I loveddesperately loved — Elsie Burns. I went wherever I hoped to meet her, but did not haunt her with my attentions. My Wife’s Tempter by Fitz James O’Brien

She looked at the hale and hearty young man who was acting the bear, and she wondered whether perhaps her real bear, if she had courage to meet it, would be as friendly as he. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Sarah Orne Jewett I didn’t think ’twas just what you’d select to wear to the reunion, where you’re goin’ to meet everybody. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

There we spoke to each other; there we meet each other now. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

William Makepeace Thackeray And so we meet and part; we struggle and succeed; or we fail and drop unknown on the way. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Margaret Oliphant Mrs. Forrester rose to meet them with a certain anxiety, although her mind was at rest on the subject of the mails. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sinclair Lewis Heavens and earth, I’m becoming a moral Peeping Tom! I hate myself! But — I’m going to meet her. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

To meet trouble and for once be stuck with it. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

T. E. Lawrence Gregory’s happy vigour heartened us to face Nasir. We drove to Kiswe, where we had agreed to meet him before midnight. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Thomas Hardy Meanwhile the author of his troubles was rapidly drawing nearer to the mill, and soon, to her inexpressible delight, she saw Bob coming to meet her. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

We are observed; they are coming to meet us. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Henry James It takes all her flood of life to meet her own chance. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Very doubtful that they would meet with the easy success they were anticipating, he wanted to be mixed up in the whole business as little as possible. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Wilkie Collins Let us meet again at the house. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing But Mrs. Strangeways uttered the name without misgiving, and behaved as though nothing conceivable could have afforded her more delight than to meet Alma again. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

A negro in European clothes, after prospecting the party through a ship’s glass, probably the gift of some slaver, came down to meet us, and led the way to his “town. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Come through now to comparative civilisation and get warm and have a drink and meet Walter.’ She pushed open a baize door and led him into the front of the house. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

I couldn’t have gone to meet de Barral. I should have shrunk from the ordeal. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James He walked up and down for some moments in silence, then rang the bell for a servant and went out into the hall to meet him. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anton Chekhov Rothschild, smiling and bowing, came to meet Yakov. “I was looking for you, uncle,” he said. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

John Galsworthy And, conscious that it would be far better to meet her casually in some open place than to risk a call, he sat down on a bench whence he could watch the entrance. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

The long and short of it is, I’ve asked him to dinner on Friday, to meet you. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Jack London We meet combination with greater combination. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence I feel as if I would just meet you and we’d set off — just towards the distance. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Margaret Oliphant But he should have been there, oh! he should have been there, to meet her. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When her eyes lifted to meet Dowie’s there was a troubled wondering look in them. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

The clouds themselves had already dipped to meet it. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope Nina rose from her chair directly she saw her visitor, and came forward to meet her. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

After waiting a few minutes, John Drench started to meet Leek and help him on; and we cooled our heels in the church-porch, unable to get inside. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Anthony Trollope But the writer when he embarks in such a business should feel that he cannot afford to have many pages skipped out of the few which are to meet the reader’s eye at the same time. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Why immense! We have moved on, and so you must expect to meet here a certain naiveness of contrivance and simplicity of aim appertaining to the remote epoch. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Arthur Machen On their way, they passed Richard’s house, and two of his children ran out to meet him. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Benjamin Disraeli Now, suppose one hundred thousand is allotted every year to meet my debts; I suppose, in nine or ten years I shall be free. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Anthony Trollope There was no road up to the spot, but on hunt mornings — or at any rate when the meet was at the old kennels — the park-gates were open so that vehicles could come up on the green sward. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

An old friend would have lurked in every cut, a friend whom it might well be a painful pleasure to meet again. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Virginia Woolf An occasional man with a beard is interesting; he’s detached; he lets me go my way, and we know we shall never meet again. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

To the Grand Chamberlain and the Grand Butler the Grand Cook was a meet appendage. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

He had a whole suitcase full of wigs and various other things for altering his appearance, so that the men he was going to meet should not recognise him. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

H. G. Wells To meet Cousin Jane was terrible, of course, but when it was over not so terrible after all. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Walter Scott Here they were joined by Bucklaw, Craigengelt, and other neighbours, whom the Lord Keeper had previously invited to meet the Marquis of A——. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Charles Dickens A number of Catholic gentlemen not in the secret, were invited, on pretence of a hunting party, to meet Sir Everard Digby at Dunchurch on the fatal day, that they might be ready to act together. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Henry James One doesn’t know what one has hold of in touching you, and you must excuse my saying that you’re literally unpleasant to me to meet as you are. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Francis Bacon Nay, it were better, to meet some dangers half way, though they come nothing near, than to keep too long a watch upon their approaches; for if a man watch too long, it is odds he will fall asleep. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

No one was in the kitchen and he did not meet any of the other servants until the next morning at breakfast. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Borrow After a little conversation such as those who meet on the road frequently hold, I asked him if he could read, but he made me no answer. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Willa Cather Like the plains of Lombardy, it seems to rise a little to meet the sun. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Anthony Trollope Even the Duke of St Bungay had visited the spot — well known to him, as there the urban domains meet of two great Whig peers, with whom and whose predecessors he had long been familiar. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling They are enough bold who meet him angry. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Anthony Trollope I have promised to be with de Lescure, and Adolphe is to meet me there; they are both then to come here. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

He did not want to meet Mark Frettlby, but did not of course, tell this to Madge, so she had her dinner by herself, as her father had gone to his club, and the time of his return was uncertain. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Nathaniel Hawthorne A sculptor, indeed, to meet the demands which our preconceptions make upon him, should be even more indispensably a poet than those who deal in measured verse and rhyme. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Anthony Trollope Both Alaric and Norman had shown a great distaste to meet each other. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope On the following day Captain Broughton and Miss Woolsworthy did not meet till the evening. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood had known of the place from previous experiences, and when it became necessary to abandon the North Tenth Street house, he had directed Aileen to meet him here. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins If Mrs. Lecount is with you, the next time we meet on the Parade, walk the other way. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

There’s not an evening, Ma’am, I meet Doctor Toole at the club, but I hear the same report — a little lower — always the same — lower — sinking — and no hope. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Bram Stoker What was the irresistible inference? Why, that documents were from time to time prepared to meet the form which her claims from time to time assumed. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

M. P. Shiel On the towing-path came Frankl to meet her. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

George Gissing It was with a good deal of interest that Meres went to meet Kingcote at dinner on the following day. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Theodore Dreiser He decided to write her care of the West Side Post-office and ask for an explanation, as well as to have her meet him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang Her friends all ran to meet her, and, weeping, she told them that the buffalo was dead. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He went out to meet her and do service. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope On the following Wednesday it would be sixteen, and they would use the railway, having the carriage sent to meet them in the evening. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel She presently asked: “You know this cousin of mine?” “I never chanced to meet him—no. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Moving in the same circles, they must meet — they might clash: it was better that they should be on friendly terms. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Benjamin Disraeli A game of billiards will do no great harm; and when you part, you part with a hope that you may meet again. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Edith Wharton She’s to meet me at the dock, and I’ll take her straight back to the hotel with me. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

Fortunately, soon after this, they saw what must have looked like a girls’ school out for a walk advancing between the hedgerows to meet them. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Henry Kingsley I have always desired to see and meet my father’s old friends, of whom you, Mr. Ravenshoe, were among the kindest. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope Year after year she had accepted the invitation — and it had been declined on his behalf, because it did not suit him and his wife to meet each other. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Thankful that it was I, rather than Sinclair, who was called upon to meet and sustain this shock, I answered with what calmness I could: “Yes; Sinclair mentioned the matter to me. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Oscar Wilde When the Tartars saw it, they strung their painted bows, and having leapt upon their little horses they galloped to meet it. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Henry James She doesn’t want to meet me again. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Gissing In his scrupulous delicacy and care for Carrie’s reputation, he would not meet her after dark, but many a night he paced up and down Huntley Street, looking up at her window. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Her lips parted to a long-drawn sigh and then closed shiveringly as he bent to meet them with his own. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

John Bunyan Then said Christian to his fellow, Yonder is a man with his back toward Sion, and he is coming to meet us. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

George Gissing As he entered Adela came down the stairs to meet him. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George MacDonald My father sent me to meet you that you might have a little rest on the way. Lilith by George MacDonald

Arnold Bennett And she was not a woman to meet trouble half-way. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

George Gissing No sooner did their eyes meet than the girl drew hastily in and the door was shut. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

H. Rider Haggard Then, with Skallagrim, he rushed to meet the boarders as they swarmed along the hold, and naught might they withstand the axe and sword. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins Let us say that I meet your proposal — on my own conditions. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle On the contrary, I touched him on the shoulder and ordered the car to be at the door in time to meet your train. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

G. K. Chesterton Whether we shall be pleased to meet the old friend is quite another matter: I think we should be better pleased to meet Miss Trotwood, and find, as David Copperfield did, a new friend, a new world. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli I have got some House of Commons men dining with me today, and one or two of the other House to meet them. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Meredith Dear ladies!” Clara swam to meet them as they issued from a morning-room into the hall, and interjections reigned for a couple of minutes. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

William Morris But the third day thereafter, Robin spake to his lord, and prayed him make him a knight, whereas it was nought meet that he should take to him so high a wife and so fair before he was a knight. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Thomas Hardy I will write to my mother, who will meet us on the way. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald I knew the Marmoras were up here so I asked Tino to meet us at the funicular. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Bronte As for Arthur, he would shout his welcome from afar, and run to meet me fifty yards from his mother’s side. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Edith Wharton It’s a hundred years since we’ve met — it may be another hundred before we meet again. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Again, we meet with this character of some person:— A. Is he more inclined to male or female love? B. He bends both ways, where beauty moves. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Bram Stoker We are to meet here in my study in half an hour and decide on our course of action. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I walked half a mile to meet the postman, in my impatience for my true love’s letter, and when it came it was a staggerer. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Happening to meet the hearse conveying the remains of Byron, she became unconscious, and fell into mental alienation, from which she never recovered. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Here his father used to meet two other poachers, and bring his son, then but a boy, with him. The Vision of Tom Chuff by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu When he stepped out in the morning, with his despatch-box in his hand, whom should he meet in the cold gray light upon the platform, full front, but Mr. Dingwell. He was awfully startled. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Frederick Marryat I was —” “Here comes my father, Edward,” said Patience. “Surely I have done wrong, for I feel afraid to meet him. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

However, as things turned out, he need have been in no perplexity how to meet Bannerstein, as the latter made the first advances only a couple of days later. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

As healthy infancy is the same for all, so the old age of all good men brings philosopher and peasant once more together, to meet with the same thoughts the inevitable hour. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Jane Austen And I do take leave, longing for a happy reunion, and trusting that when we meet again, it will be under circumstances which may open our hearts to each other without any remnant or shadow of reserve. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Ivan Turgenev She must have gone to the hemp-patch to meet her Naum, but I could not see them in the dusk, owing to the moon, maybe, I don’t know; I simply dashed into them. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Maria Edgeworth Marrying an heiress accomplishes all this at once — and the young lady is every thing we could wish besides — you will meet again at the gala. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

But they apparently were not equally ready to meet her—at least, not to meet her a second time. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The old crone came to meet him, loudly lamenting and complaining; she seized his hand and — a few steps more, and along with her he entered Annunciata’s room. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing I should like you to meet him, if you don’t mind. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Thus attired, he was scarcely more prepossessing in appearance than Lecoq, and one would have hesitated before deciding which of the two it would be preferable to meet at night on a deserted highway. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Ivan Turgenev A little girl of six in a smock tied low round the waist ran out to meet him and shouted, “Daddy! daddy!” “And where is your mother?” asked Yefrem. “She is asleep in the shed. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

She raised her eyes slowly from her book to meet his, a smile parting her lips. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle For myself I care not a denier, though it is a poor thing to meet one’s end at the hands of such scum; but I have my dear lady here, who must by no means be risked. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Charles Dickens He advanced to meet them, and tenderly obliging the old man to lean upon his arm, conducted him with slow and trembling steps towards the house. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Meredith This day of slackened sails and a bright sleeping water kept the yachtsmen on land; there was a crowd to meet the morning boat. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Wilkie Collins He declined, in his most pathetic manner, to meet the German at dinner. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Jack London We separated — he to find a friend or so, and I to find a friend or so, and all to meet at the appointed place beyond the fish-pond. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Perhaps when we meet this summer we may talk things over and decide differently — we were so excited and sad that day, and I don’t feel that I can live all my life without you. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

On the whole, a very happy woman—one who would meet even those natural griefs which come to us all with soft tears of submission, but who would know how to avert unnatural disaster. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Sir Walter Scott The other villain, hastening to meet Brown, called to his companion to come along, ‘for that one’s content,’ meaning, probably, past resistance or complaint. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

George Gissing As no trains were running at this hour, he walked in the direction where he would be likely to meet with an omnibus. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

The meeting may have been observed even there, where hundreds meet and part every hour. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Virginia Woolf What are you going to meet if you turn this corner? “Holborn straight ahead of you” says the policeman. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle With tense nerves and a rigid face he went to meet his visitors. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

H. G. Wells All this world before us, and its order and liberty, are no more than a painted scene before which he is to meet Her at last, freed from “that scoundrel. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell I only wish it were Molly’s good fortune to meet with such another. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

She didn’t know whether she could describe it, but Mr. Tottenham was different from the kind of man you seemed to meet in India. He had his own ways of looking at things, and he talked so well. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Florence Dixie Then I saw you galloping to meet me, and as I hurried faster I caught my foot in a touca-touca hole, and wrenched it badly, for I remember a dreadful pain which made me feel faint and giddy. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Thomas Hardy He descended, stepped into the street, and hastened to meet Owen at the railway-station. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

George Meredith It was luck to meet them, so they couldn’t have been. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Virginia Woolf He sent a note to her by Sally asking her to meet him by the fountain at three. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Algernon Blackwood Confining barriers crumbled, melted into air; the imprisoned human forces leaped forth to meet the powers that “inanimate” Nature holds. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

John Bunyan If I did but meet a good man in the Streets; or, 2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

George Eliot Even with the fulfilment of her hope, she knew that she pledged herself to meet high demands. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]