Phrases with "meet"

Damnation, no! Why, if he did anything to my brother, I’d be the last person he’d want to meet and he’d keep away from my place as far as possible. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

At all events I have accorded myself the privilege of so supposing; and any words you may have to say will meet with all due consideration. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Of course years ago I used to meet Horne about. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Wilkie Collins And, like a brother, I will yet bring him back — if he lives to keep his promise and meet me, when the time comes. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Benjamin Disraeli Well,’ he added, in a gayer tone, ‘it has gratified me much to meet Lord Cadurcis. We were happy before, but now we are even gay. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Lady Morgan I instantly alighted, and flew to meet her. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Two hours should have been quite long enough and he was to meet the man at five. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli He wants me to meet him at dinner. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Meredith Rinaldo supposed that he was in fear of Barto, and encouraged him to meet the man confidently. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Yes, it was Archie. The dead face was set in the nervous grin with which he had been wont in life to meet the inevitable and the distasteful. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The sergeant put his trust in the convenient darkness of the night, and drove on to meet them. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

George Meredith Merthyr had telegraphed to Marini to meet Emilia at the station in London, and instructed Braintop to deliver a letter for her at Marini’s house. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Gissing It’s my fault that we don’t meet oftener. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson He did not come to meet her; he stood and watched her approach, and only when she reached him, indolently held out his hand. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

I was almost as much astonished to see him at Bagdad, as I had before been to meet him at Tehran, and his surprise was equal to mine. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

She came away quickly to meet me. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

George Meredith As the day of her trial became more closely calculable, Diana’s anticipated alarms receded with the deadening of her heart to meet the shock. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Sinclair Lewis They were to meet McGee in the president’s suite at the hospital at four-thirty; and the train got in at three-fifteen. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

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

George Meredith But we continentals have our grievous reputation because we dare to meet as intellectual beings, and defy the imputation that ladies and gentlemen are no better than animals. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

F. Marion Crawford gives us another glimpse of literary eternity,180 where the spirits of learned personages meet and discuss life. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

It is not necessary to suppose that a man is a parasite of fame because he goes to a President’s reception, or wishes to meet a celebrated English lecturer. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Walter Besant There was no clue, and I did not meet him. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Henry James She wouldn’t meet his eyes, though there was doubtless sympathy in them; he made her rather uneasy. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James I wanted Mrs. Churchley to break it to father, to intercede for me and help him to meet it. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

We were going to live cheaply in a foreign place, so cut off that I meet now the merest stray tourist, the commonest tweed-clad stranger with a mixture of shyness and hunger. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

T. E. Lawrence This was magnificent, and we leaped forward, to meet a deep ditch with straight banks of cracking earth, quite impassable. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Adams Never, in any man who wielded such power, did Adams meet anything like it. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Andrew Lang Directly the gazelle saw them coming, it said to its master: ‘Your father-in-law is coming to meet you; that is he in the middle, wearing a mantle of sky-blue. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli He walked through the park to the residence of Mr. Phoebus, where he had directed his groom to meet him. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

John Galsworthy I’m glad it’s Ceylon.” “Why?” “He won’t meet his past. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Most likely we shall never meet again. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle But I had rather meet them anywhere else. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Walter Besant When I entered the room she rose and came to meet me. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Dearest, you’ll be like the fellow in the New Testament; you’ll meet Abelard one day and he’ll stare at you and say he never knew you. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The wolf and the bear meet us within halloo of our dwellings. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Even now it sometimes gave him a momentary pang to meet the adoration in Molly’s eyes which, with their dark lashes, she had copied so exactly from Evelyn’s. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

But now say — why did you come here?” “To meet with new experiences, perhaps. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Grettir rode to meet them, and both sides jumped off their horses. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Thomas Hardy Really, I half hope he has failed to meet her!” “And ruined her character?” “Nonsense — that wouldn’t ruin Thomasin.” He took up his hat and hastily left the house. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy If ever you SHOULD be inclined to blame me, think of a certain evening by Rainbarrow, when you promised to meet me and did not. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins I had gone out to meet him that night with a heavy heart, to seek comfort in his presence and to find encouragement in his voice. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

With eyes too guilty to meet Gordon’s he looked at his wine glass. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell At two o’clock we meet — work, talk, and walk together till five, her dinner-hour, spend the evening together, when she converses fluently and abundantly, and with the most complete frankness. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

His wife went down the road to meet him, and they returned hand-in-hand, swinging their arms like a couple of schoolchildren. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When did we meet last?” “At Worcester House,” was the prompt reply. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Bram Stoker When we meet other ways, not always were we sure that they were roads at all, for they be neglect and light snow have fallen, the horses know and they only. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Trollope After what Arabella had told her Mr. Morton could not be asked there to meet her niece. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis And that same afternoon, Evelyn Hoxler, who had never talked to Hayden by himself, telephoned asking him, and anxiously, to meet her at Gilli’s for a drink. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Perhaps we shall never meet again. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He was not the kind to meet me with even a glance of reproach; but just the same I did not feel eager to meet him. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Elizabeth Gaskell He was a little struck, notwithstanding, by the form of the answer, which sounded like a mechanical repetition of her first reply — not changed and modified in shape so as to meet his last question. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Edith Wharton Perhaps she might meet some of the people she had seen at dinner — from their talk one might have imagined that they spent their lives in picture-galleries. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

E. F. Benson The beautiful river flowing down to the sea, and the tide coming up to meet it. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Henry James He found in Florence some of his Roman friends, and went down on certain evenings to meet them. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

D. H. Lawrence His subconsciousness remembered those steely blue eyes and the harsh brows, and did not intend to meet them again. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope There was a strong party who declared that his conduct socially, morally, and politically, had been so bad that nothing short of expulsion would meet the case. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

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

George Meredith Then he pursued: ‘We meet the day after tomorrow. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Margaret Oliphant The man rejected may dislike to meet the woman who has rejected him, but the woman can have no feeling in the matter. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Anthony Trollope I don’t think he will forbid my going to her, perhaps, after a day or two; but I know he would not let me go on purpose to meet her. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Zona Gale The next man from Trebizond or Saturn or Fez whom I meet I’m going to greet and treat as if he lived the proverbial ‘twenty minutes out. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle He glared round him, and nobody cared to meet his eye. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Benjamin Disraeli Lothair was to accompany the general as one of his aides-decamp, and he was to meet Theodora again on what was contemplated as the field of memorable actions. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Abraham Merri Evalie came dancing down to meet me . Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Amongst these the baronet found Douglas Dale, who rode up to meet his cousin, as the other approached. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle These were the two chiefs of the order, and they had come from Corsica to summon me to meet them at the spot which they named. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Jules Verne The first blast of the tempest roused the captain and his companions, and they were on their feet in an instant, ready to meet it. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

H. G. Wells I don’t understand why people should meet just to be torn apart. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Edith Wharton As she turned to meet him her whole being was swept forward on a great wave of pity: she was so sure, now, that he must know. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

F. Scott Fitzgerald That’s why I came down to meet you on a very busy day. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Kingsley By the side of this waterfall a narrow path climbs upward from the beach; and here it was that the two brothers expected to meet the messenger. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

If you want me to call him out, I am quite willing to go over to Blankenberghe and ask him to meet me there. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sir Thomas Browne John de Monte Regio made a wooden eagle that, when the emperor was entering Nuremburg, flew to meet him, and hovered over his head. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

W. W. Jacobs Utterly unprepared for this direct attack, Miss Gething had no weapon to meet it. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

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]

D. H. Lawrence The socialists of the district used to meet every other Thursday evening at the Hollies to discuss reform. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis Each of them crunched Sam’s hand and growled (only the Rhodes scholar’s growl was more feline than canine): “Certainly is a mighty great pleasure to meet you. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy He had lost all zest for hunting of late, and had hardly attended a meet that season. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anthony Trollope He drove himself over on the next day to meet an early train, and was in Salisbury by nine o’clock. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

If I meet a peasant, I shall talk to him. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

John Galsworthy What about Hubert? Anybody going to meet him?” “Uncle Adrian said I’d better not, and he would go. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

T. E. Lawrence Accordingly, we put off calling Rafa to meet us at Azrak, and said not a word to Zaal, concentrating our thoughts instead on Wadi Khalid and its bridges. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

This I knew would furnish a sure guide to the low grounds, where I might promise myself that I should speedily meet with some house or cabin where I might find shelter for the night. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

They overcame the stubborn hatred with which I was accustomed to meet life, and left me defenceless. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

George Gissing Miss Barfoot knew when she would arrive, but was not at home to meet her, and did not return till a couple of hours had passed. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let us meet under the great oak at the head of the avenue. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Thomas Hardy Faith, so I did, and we used to meet at places sometimes, didn’t we — that is, when you were not too proud; and once I gave you, or somebody else, a bit of my hair in fun. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

William Morris And Arthur, how can he choose but love me; and maybe we shall yet meet again. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Sir Walter Scott They were of an evasive nature, calculated to meet a proposal which Montrose considered to have been made only for the purpose of gaining time. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If it costs us on paper a hundred thousand pounds we will reduce our prices to meet the present market. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Sinclair Lewis Say, did you notice whether the girl put that screwdriver back?” “THE Clarks have invited some folks to their house to meet us, tonight,” said Kennicott, as he unpacked his suit-case. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith The former was requested to meet her at Penhurst station at noon. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Gissing Let me know when and where to meet you; or if you like, come to these lodgings of mine. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Sinclair Lewis For a moment, at the station, he thought that she had not come to meet him. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Samuel Johnson I did not meet with the inquisitiveness of which I have read, and suspect the judgment to have been rashly made. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Wilkie Collins Having no wish to meet him unexpectedly, and feeling (if the truth be told) not quite at ease about the future, I kept away from Minna and her mother, and waited for events. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell In a few hours she must meet him. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

John Galsworthy Well, her courage was ‘not out’! To-morrow was Bella Magussie’s ‘At Home,’ to meet — some idiot. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Benjamin Disraeli I have been obliged to meet Sir Lucius Grafton, and our meeting has fortunately terminated without any serious consequences. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

It cost him the same effort to meet her regard with equanimity as it did to meet the eyes of the portrait behind her. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

He passed them, then returned so as to meet them exactly before the Samaritaine. Which was illuminated by a lamp which threw its light over all that part of the bridge. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Sir Walter Scott Thou also wilt meet me; and it shall be my task to reconcile thee to thy father. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The men we meet are coarse and torpid. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Guy de Maupassan This wood was piled up in a cart which went along through side streets as far as the beach, without arousing the suspicion of belated persons who might meet it. A Cremation by Guy de Maupassan

Rudyard Kipling As Miss Copleigh and I limped up, he came forward to meet us, and, when he helped her down from her saddle, he kissed her before all the picnic. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Ralph Waldo Emerson You see that two armies are two bodies which meet and endeavor to frighten each other; a moment of panic occurs, and that moment must be turned to advantage. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

How could he meet a rampant socialist or a republican Evallonian face to face? The thought sent a shiver down his spine . Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Ivan Turgenev I am very curious to meet a man who has the courage to believe in nothing. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing Then he took up the pistol, and, thrusting it into his pocket, left the room in time to meet the servants who were rushing up-stairs, and give them a satisfactory explanation of the alarm. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The male, however, leaped forward to meet me, not in deadly charge, but with every expression of delight and joy which the poor animal could exhibit. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Willa Cather It was moving to meet her and she was moving to meet it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

If he did happen to meet Ramon or anyone from the club, he would just make out, if she was mentioned, that he had not seen her lately. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

William Dampier They are very good food, and we meet with them a great way at sea, and I never saw of them anywhere but at sea and in this island, where they build and are found in great plenty. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

David, his heart thumping his deliverance, went to meet him. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. G. Wells She decided to meet him at Gilbert and Susan’s Coffee House where they could sit in a corner and talk freely. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

D. H. Lawrence She wanted to run to meet Skrebensky, hasten — hasten. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

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

Not till 11th July 1834 do we find any change; but here at last we meet the shadow, deemed longer than it was in reality, of the approaching end. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Anthony Trollope After that she had perceived that she had been wrong, and had determined to meet him as she met other men — and to conquer her love. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Frederick Marryat I won’t kill any of the females for the first year or two, and after that I expect we shall have a flock sufficient to meet any demand upon it. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Thomas Hardy At last the widow’s private talk with Miller Loveday came to an end, and she hastened onward, the miller going in another direction to meet a man on business. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell Margaret came forwards to meet her friend, whom she half expected, and whose step she knew. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

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]

They changed, though, at the sight of Sairey’s face, and she jumped to meet her just as if she knew what Sairey was going to say before ever a word left her lips. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith Captain Gambier did me the favour to go round to a place called Stresa to meet him. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

He now lived in a continual state of resignation, and prepared to meet any dispensation of Providence. ‘Gentlemen,’ said he one day to his guests, ‘I do not fear to die. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

But — perhaps not caring to meet us any more than we cared to meet them — most of them broke off on a detour down the steep of the hill, and so avoided us. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

George Meredith I thought you at some girl’s games in the Summer. You went out one day to meet a young gentleman. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

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

Henry James After she had done so she stood a moment holding her hand, and remarked, “It has really been such a happiness to me to meet you. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Rudyard Kipling Next, we meet Fawne Sahib, who frowned, and asked for the plunder. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle On that morning Harold Denver was to meet the creditors of the firm, and to explain the situation to them. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Meredith The Englishman who is an Austrian officer is quartered at Verona, and the Signor Antonio Pericles said that the Englishman should not meet you yet, if he could help it. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Well — they would never take him alive, anyhow, and he would not be by any means the first to meet with death. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Anthony Trollope It would be impossible for me to meet you in that way. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Wilkie Collins They had summoned their courage to meet the shock of her passionate grief, or to face the harder trial of witnessing her speechless despair. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I’ll go up to Town tonight, and so can you meet me at the Belvedere Hotel, say at eleven tomorrow morning? Yes, you must put off everything to come. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Ivan Turgenev Young girls and bustling peasant women came to meet their beasts. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

E. Phillips Oppenheim He remembered only that he was going out to meet death, and it behoved him to meet it as an honorable English gentleman. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Andrew Lang The shield has been strengthened to meet bronze, not stone-tipped, arrows by bronze plates. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang As soon as she was in sight he rushed to meet her, leaping and bounding like a real sheep. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce Could meet one Sunday after the rosary. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle F.M. “Tuesday was to-day, and I had meant to meet him to-night. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Arthur Morrison This is the reg’lar place — where I alwis used to meet ‘er. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Edgar Rice Burroughs Before me, across the wide sea, the weird, horizonless seascape folded gently upward to meet the sky until it lost itself to view in the azure depths of distance far above the level of my eyes. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Sinclair Lewis Can’t you come over and meet me, Morty?” “Y-yes, I guess I can. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James She determined not to go to dinner — she wished for that day not to meet him again. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Verena was bold enough to steal out one night to meet Pym for a promenade with him in the moonlight, and Sir Dace came upon them sitting on the stile at the end of the cross lane. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

She seemed to see him coming to meet her, pitiful, a little greyer, with an appealing look and an extended, tremulous arm. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James He’ll meet me — he’ll confess. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Anthony Trollope It was very strange that they should come to meet in such a way, after all that had passed between them in former days. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He struggled to his feet, stumbled, stood up, and came to meet the boy. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

John Hill Burton He thought it ought to meet with encouragement from the legislature, and that it ought not to be a source of revenue. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

As we were to visit Youk in about eight days, I summoned the ragans and people to meet at the mouch; there recounting the great things done by Collwar in all nations. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

H. Rider Haggard Whitefire leaps to meet the man and does not leap in vain; but Gizur smites a coward blow at Eric’s uncovered head, and wounds him sorely, so that he falls to his knee. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope At any rate I’ll ask Jack to meet you. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Gissing He gazed into her face, and Irene allowed him to meet her eyes, which reminded him most unpleasantly of the look he had seen in those of Eustace. “Why do you ask that, Miss Derwent?” he faltered. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells I have told how I got myself a silk hat and black coat to please her on Sunday — to the derision of some of my fellow-students who charged to meet me, and how we became engaged. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Jonathan Swif I never talked to Higgins but once in my life in the street, and I believe he and I shall hardly meet but by chance. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

George Gissing So, when she went downstairs to meet Harvey, the change in her appearance surprised him. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope The doctor, who had been with her in the drawing-room, went down to meet his ward, but as soon as he saw the cockade he darted almost involuntarily into his shop and shut the door. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli I have half a mind to telegraph to Bertha to meet us there. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Rudyard Kipling My mother said that when I meet a Hedgehog I am to drop him into the water and then he will uncoil, and when I meet a Tortoise I am to scoop him out of his shell with my paw. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

Maria Edgeworth The moment she heard their voices in the hall at Lady Littleton’s, she ran down stairs to meet them; and as she embraced Emilie she could not refrain from bursting into tears. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

He considered that the most deadly weapon in the world was the power of mass-persuasion, and he wanted to meet it at the source, by getting at the mass-persuader. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

James Anthony Froude The answer is simply that Christian was a pilgrim, that the journey of life still lay before him, and at every step temptations would meet him in new, unexpected shapes. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

He braced himself as if to meet a blow. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Nellie Bly She left the line in which she was marching and ran to meet him. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Wilkie Collins The emergency must be met; but how to meet it — at once honorably and mercifully — was more than Crayford could tell. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The priest is glad if his prayers or his sermon meet the condition of any soul; if of two, if of ten, ‘tis a signal success. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Andrew Lang Just before entering it, a glittering carriage came out to meet him, in which was seated a young lady as beautiful as the day, but with a very solemn and serious expression. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood To meet his eye in the presence of danger was like finding a mental railing that guided and supported thought along the giddy edges of alarm. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

I flew to meet her, and clasped her in my arms. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Benjamin Disraeli I am sure I meet youth every day who, compared with Lord Roehampton, could have no chance with my sex — men who can neither feel, nor think, nor converse. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Opening the door, he spoke a few words quickly but quietly to two females who ran to meet him in the passage. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

E. T. A. Hoffmann They all shyly made way for her; and when she entered the salon the king himself in his astonishment rose and came to meet her. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Olaf Stapledon He offered to tour the Americas, along with two American members of the World Government, and to meet all the leaders of American capitalism for intimate discussion. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

We had better wrap ourselves up and walk to the gate to meet the carriage. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

To meet two of these animals is still more fortunate; and if on such an occasion you spit thrice, and form any reasonable wish, it will be gratified within three days. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

William Hope Hodgson Then, when we had made an end of dining, the bo’sun sent Josh, with four of the men, up stream, perchance after a mile or two the water should prove of sufficient freshness to meet our purpose. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Though not in the Yankee or New England country, we were bordering upon it sufficiently to meet in the stages and boats many delightful specimens of this most peculiar race. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald How about it?’ ‘All right, but I don’t want to meet anybody. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Maria Edgeworth Belinda pressed forward to meet her; poor Marriott was in great agitation:—“Oh, Miss Portman! my poor lady is very ill — very ill, indeed. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Benjamin Disraeli Cadurcis patted him with affection, and said, ‘Ah! my old fellow, we shall yet meet again. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Arnold Bennett Suddenly he said to himself making a discovery — “Of course she won’t come to Bursley. She’d be ashamed to meet me. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Sir Walter Scott The course my lord holds is no easy one, and he must stand provided at all points with trusty retainers to meet each sort of service. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

With my first step into the passage, some horror seemed to meet me and drive me backward. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I staggered to meet this wind and found myself groping along a passage and down a staircase filled with Egyptian darkness. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

George Gissing She was to meet Luke to-night, and it was time that a definite arrangement was made as to their marriage. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Theodore Dreiser Let me know if you can’t meet me at Jackson and Throop Streets Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

His first intent was to challenge the fencing-master to single combat; but, on further consideration, he deemed it inconsistent with his dignity to meet him as an equal in fair and open fight. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

And for that I’m going to ‘ave you write a letter, in w’ich you s’y you’re ashamed to meet his eye, and that the bearer, Mr J. L. ‘Uish, is empowered to represent you. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

You meet with marvellous stories in towns now and then, but with us they are almost unknown. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

Anthony Trollope It seemed as though he were never to see Lady Laura again except when they chanced to meet in company — on which occasions he simply bowed to her. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

I sprang to meet her, full of joy, and took her hand in both of mine and pressed it warmly. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Wilkie Collins Mercy turned from Julian to meet the child. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Feeling sure that you would agree with me, I wrote to her, she accepted, and I sent the buggy to the mail change to meet her. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

George Eliot How is it Mr. and Mrs. Moss aren’t here to meet us? It is but right they should do their share. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

John Galsworthy And always he had approached negotiation with the impersonality of one passionless about to meet another of the same kidney — two calculating machines, making their livings out of human nature. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy