Phrases with "mentioned"

Wilkie Collins I need hardly say that I looked at Romayne’s wife when I mentioned the name. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Gissing Her grandfather had mentioned that Sidney Kirkwood already knew this secret. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Susanna Rowson She mentioned her thoughts to Montraville. He laughed at her simplicity, called her a little idiot, and patting her on the cheek, said she knew nothing of the world. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Mark Twain If Shakespeare had owned a dog — but we not go into that: we know he would have mentioned it in his will. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Elizabeth Gaskell But the proposal mentioned in the foregoing letter altered their plans. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Guy de Maupassan When Jeanne mentioned the Brisevilles, her husband even made a joke about them, though he quickly added: “But one can see directly that they are gentlepeople. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle He mentioned this in no spirit which was derogatory to the memory of this great mall, but merely as an example of the absurdity of the law as it was now administered. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Sir Walter Scott I have not mentioned his name to my grandmother, knowing her prejudice against the family. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Jane Austen Anne mentioned the glimpses she had had of him at Lyme, but without being much attended to. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

George Eliot She said suddenly (what she had not thought of at all suddenly) — ‘Have you been again to see Felix Holt, father? You have not mentioned him in your letters. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

John Galsworthy Such Forsytes as he had met, reticent about family affairs, had never mentioned it; and Fleur had never even spoken of her first love, much less of the reason why it had come to naught. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

But this was mentioned for argument’s sake only; Mr. Grame will never sue for anything of the kind; and I must beg of you, my dear, to put all idea of it away, and to change your manner towards him. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Gertrude Stein Prayers. I mentioned it satisfactorily. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Jane Austen She mentioned nothing of what she had heard, or what she intended, at home. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Benjamin Disraeli She mentioned to Lord Roehampton, while they were dining alone, that she should like to invite the prince to her receptions, and asked his opinion on the point. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle I mentioned that you were of the blood of the old Silesian kings. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Robert Louis Stevenson I believe I may have mentioned the other day how I had to put my horse to the trot, the canter and (at last) the gallop to run him down. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang Wives are far more frequently mentioned in the Odyssey than in the Iliad, but nobody will argue that therefore marriage had recently come more into vogue. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Comus had mentioned Miss de Frey at luncheon that day, casually and dispassionately; if the subject of the dinner guests had not come up he would probably not have mentioned her at all. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

A few days before you came to stay with us I was looking over my papers one evening, and I mentioned that your brother’s I O U would fall due almost immediately. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Sinclair Lewis When he mentioned Montaigne — pronounced Montaigny — he was likely to hit her with his seal ring. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy He mentioned his recollection of the same, which led her to say, ‘That reminds me of something. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Henry James It was further mentioned to him, as he was ushered into the drawing-room, that Mr. Dashwood was in possession of that ground. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

John Polidori This was not mentioned to his sister, who was not present when he entered, as the physician was afraid of agitating her. The Vampyre by John Polidori

Algernon Blackwood Full comprehension, as I mentioned earlier in this narrative, we cannot expect to have. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Both of these are mentioned in Homer (I. xii. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

I mentioned the fact, and Severnius looked aghast. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

And he expects to find himself mentioned in the will, I dare say. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sir Richard Burton They mentioned also that she had performed many saintly miracles, which when the Maghrabi, the necromancer, heard he said in himself: “Now have I found that which I sought. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Henry Handel Richardson These were strangers to him, and when they had mentioned their names and learned his, they sat down at the other end of the table and talked among themselves. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

This was what gave rise to ‘The Beggar’s Opera.’ He began on it, and when first he mentioned it to Swift, the Doctor did not much like the project. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

I had not even heard his name till that afternoon when Melbury mentioned him in the House. But at first I had often thought of him and waited for his avatar. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

R. D. Blackmore You may have heard it mentioned that the Lord is now considering about the production of an eighth little Carroway.” “Captain, I have not, or I should not so have spoken. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Wilkie Collins Valentine mentioned the loss of the tube; and Mr. Gimble immediately volunteered to make one of pasteboard. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

She hasn’t mentioned it in her letters. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Vsevolod Krestovsky I know, for instance, that the agent of the —— Bank” (and he mentioned a name well known in St. Petersburg) “made many a pretty penny for himself by just such a deal. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

G. K. Chesterton He mentioned it not only with the deepest disgust, but more or less as if it were a novelty as well as a nuisance. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

D. H. Lawrence He’d heard about you too from a chap on the Naldera. That’s the boat you came by, isn’t it?” “Yes,” said Somers. “Yes,” echoed Jack. “He was all over me when I mentioned your name. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Hitherto I had not mentioned the topic to my husband. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Anthony Trollope The marriage between Gerard Maule and Adelaide Palliser was celebrated with great glory at Matching, and was mentioned in all the leading papers as an alliance in high life. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing A little talk showed me that he was the son of my mother’s brother, who had for many years been dead, but whose name I recognised at once when mentioned to me. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He had also powerful friends and patrons, including the Earl of Southampton, and was known at Court. By the end of the century he is mentioned by Francis Meres (q. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Wilkie Collins I never confided to him my schemes for amusement as a boy, or mentioned more than generally my ambitious hopes, as a young man. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

William Godwin Mr. Hewlet had frequently mentioned literature to Mary as a certain source of pecuniary produce, and had urged her to make trial of the truth of his judgment. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Get your sister away from here, if you can — quick!” The young lady mentioned set her lips. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Wilkie Collins My own name (is it possible that I have not mentioned it in these pages yet?) is only Nancy Morris. Do not despise me — and let us return to Mr. Sax. Is he married? The eldest girl thought not. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gissing He mentioned Maud very much as he would have mentioned any newly-married young lady with whom he had been acquainted, and appeared glad that she moved a good deal in the world. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Wilkie Collins She not only gave way, but actually mentioned the amount of rent which she could afford to pay. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Neither of them ever mentioned the probability that Bloeckman was by no means disinterested, but they both knew that it lay back of Anthony’s objection. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Charles Dickens I should have mentioned these circumstances to your husband; but he has — you will excuse my saying this so freely — he has NOT your quickness of apprehension or depth of moral sense. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Gissing On the morrow, at luncheon, Lady Ogram mentioned to Constance that May Tomalin would arrive on the following afternoon. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Wilkie Collins I mentioned the groom’s name. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

The next thing to be done beyond that which I mentioned just now, is to go back to primary education. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Maria Edgeworth The bullfinch was at this time piping away at a fine rate, and, as luck would have it, that very remarkable strange tune that I mentioned to you. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Among those dealing with biography may be mentioned Halliwell Phillipps’s Outline of the Life of Shakespeare (7th ed. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

But the Soho restaurants sounded beastly as soon as Ravelston mentioned them. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Andrew Lang On returning to the town where they reside, they casually mentioned the circumstance as a curious illusion. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell No further steps have been taken about the project I mentioned to you, nor probably will be for the present; but Emily, and Anne, and I, keep it in view. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Wilkie Collins On my return to Venice, I mentioned the circumstance to my cicerone, or guide, a remarkably intelligent fellow; and much to my astonishment, he solved the mystery of the lonely lady to me immediately. Volpurno by Wilkie Collins [1843]

George Gissing We had only five minutes’ talk (it was at a railway station), but she mentioned that you were at present in London, and gave me your address. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Ann Radcliffe The Marquis inquired for Louis, and being informed of his departure, mentioned that Theodore Peyrou had that morning sat out for his regiment in a distant province. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

G. K. Chesterton When the real revolution happens, it won’t be mentioned in the newspapers. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Not since the fateful morning of the Ides of March, when he had just mentioned it as an unreported incident of a certain cricket tour, had I succeeded in getting a word out of Raffles on the subject. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Anthony Trollope She had never mentioned Mr Prong’s offer in Rachel’s presence; nor did she do so now. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

William Dampier The 5th day of July Captain Knight, mentioned in my last chapter, came to us. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Never have days seemed so long as the two which interposed between my return from R—— and the receipt of the following letter: “Sir: “Individuals mentioned arrived in R—— July 3, 1875. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins He had spoken in good faith, when he had declared that he had never heard her father or her mother mentioned at home. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Much might surely be excused to one who in early life could give a list of seventeen trees mentioned in the Old Testament. “What sort of thing?” asked Blenkinthrope, somewhat snappishly. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

George Gissing You have been mentioned to me as one likely to be interested in the subject I propose to deal with. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell I heard your name frequently mentioned during my short stay in the neighbourhood. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Wilkie Collins Of the child mentioned in the advertisement, I never heard anything, from that time to this. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

But young Taylor mentioned you had given it out at your own dinner-table the other day. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Sir Walter Scott Love indeed was not yet mentioned between them by name, but each knew the situation of their own bosom, and could not but guess at that of the other. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

That business was transacted in the office of the banker mentioned in the story. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Tobias Smolle She mentioned several persons of note, who basked in the sunshine of power and fortune, without having enjoyed the least hereditary assistance from their forefathers. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

As he has been wrongly suspected, I think the robbery had better not be mentioned to any one, even the ladies in the house, until after he has left. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Guy de Maupassant Antoine Saverini was buried the next day and soon his name ceased to be mentioned in Bonifacio. He had neither brothers nor cousins. A Vendetta (Une Vendetta) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

H.P. Lovecraft I think I mentioned that my strange visitors were beginning to communicate with me, and to attempt such communication. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

G. K. Chesterton It is the more abrupt because the first name that must be mentioned derives directly from the mere maleness of the Sterne and Smollett novel. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

It appears that the pug-dog mentioned in my last was surreptitiously obtained, — stolen, in fact, — by some person attached to the stable department, from an unmarried lady resident in this town. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Jeremy Bentham What then may be this other principle? it must be one or other of the three mentioned above: for there cannot, as we have seen, be any more. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

George Gissing I would have met you at the station if you had mentioned the train. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Olaf Stapledon I have already mentioned that in his awake state he was little affected by alcohol. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Like what has previously been mentioned is this (I. i. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Here also we saw the famous cypress mentioned by Humboldt, which is seventy-three feet in circumference. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Bram Stoker He even took himself as an example when he mentioned certain things. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

One of them was leaning on his hand and on one knee, listening as attentively as the hare or deer we mentioned above. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Since the first moment they had spoken together, when the fact had become known to Sir Geoffry, never a syllable relating to it had been mentioned between them. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Sir Walter Scott I would have mentioned this to you some time since, but you saw the footing upon which we stood together, and must have understood it. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

George Gissing Whatever you say to me, let it be said privately; do not hurt Cecily. I mentioned ‘business; the word and the thing are equally hateful to me. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

No sooner had I mentioned them than the greatest part of the Company, which appeared to be chiefly composed of soldiers, hastened forward to meet them. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

G. K. Chesterton I venture to suggest that we resist all this rubbish by the very simple test mentioned above. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

He recognized the Australian and one other, a Lydenburg man whose name he mentioned and then spat. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Fully half of the inscriptions mentioned his County Galway — there were two naming the very parish adjoining his. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

The water enchantress in Shelley’s fragment of an unfinished drama might be mentioned as another example while Keats’s La Belle Dame sans Merci has a magical charm all her own. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

By the way, I mentioned the interest that you have taken in the case, and I think Bellingham would have liked to consult you, but, of course, the poor devil has no money. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Wilkie Collins She mentioned her name, and she added that the shortness of her stay in London prevented her from giving any longer notice to the eminent philanthropist whom she addressed. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Gissing And if only we could get it mentioned in a leader or two, and so on, old Biffen’s fame would be established with the better sort of readers. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

John Galsworthy She wrote to Tony Croom, and neither mentioned Clare nor answered his question about the costs; she concentrated on birds — they seemed safe, and to lead nowhere. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Thomas Wolfe Neither of the friends had ever mentioned it. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If Margharita’s name is mentioned before him, he is either unusually silent and reserved, or very talkative. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The horses, needless to say, were not mentioned again. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arnold Benne I have incidentally mentioned the vast expanse of forty-four hours between leaving business at 2 p. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

He mentioned incidentally that whisky was “good. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

G. K. Chesterton I first made this discovery at a dinner-party, in connection with another controversy, which must be mentioned because it is relevant here. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Anthony Trollope A day in August had been mentioned in special reference to Parliament. He was willing to abide by that, or to go to the sacrifice at any earlier day of which Parliament would admit. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Benjamin Disraeli A commission, of course?” “From one of our most eminent patrons,” and then he mentioned Lothair’s name. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

The two young men galloped off in the direction mentioned and in ten minutes reached the inn. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Olaf Stapledon I mentioned earlier that in my dream the immature Star Maker had seemed to regard the tragic failure of his first biological experiment with a kind of diabolical glee. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The qualities she mentioned in her beloved were all of a serious character, and the praises she bestowed upon him, at her own expense, were a little tiresome to one who did not know the man. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Arnold Bennett Not only did Edwin feel apologetic for himself, but also for Parnell. He wished he had not tried to be funny about Parnell; he wished he had not mentioned him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Now he wished to restore to his elder children the rights which he had deprived them of, and especially to his eldest daughter, Anna Iurievna Borissova, who was not even mentioned in the first will. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Jules Verne If she had mentioned her project to the Lieutenant, he would certainly have offered to accompany her; but she did not wish to disturb him, and decided to go without him, taking Madge with her. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Hardy Grace was never mentioned between them, but a rumor of his proposed domestic changes somehow reached her ears. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Jules Verne When he mentioned the name of God his voice was grave and his eyes beamed with all the fervor that animated his young soul. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle As the number of large houses close to Oxshott must be limited, I adopted the obvious method of sending to the agents mentioned by Scott Eccles and obtaining a list of them. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Machen He mentioned this one night at dinner, looking at Marsh with a certain humorous intention. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Andrew Lang Other special works, as Renouard’s for Aldines, Willems’s for Elzevirs, and Cohen’s for French engravings, will be mentioned in their proper place. The Library by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope This was Jack De Baron. “He has been mentioned in the will,” said Mr. Stokes very gravely to Lord George, “and perhaps you would not object to my asking him to be present. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Walter Scott And yet, with all these qualities to excite respect, Lady Ashton was seldom mentioned in the terms of love or affection. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

George Gissing Was it physical weakness which put her thus at the mercy of the moment’s influences? There came a letter from Mutimer today; in it he mentioned Alice and reminded Adela of her promise. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope And yet she would never allow his name to be mentioned without giving some outward sign of affection for his memory. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

A daughter, Harriet or Harriot, certainly did survive him, for she is mentioned in the Voyage to Lisbon as being of the party who accompanied him. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Several correspondents have mentioned this. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

He regretted having mentioned the girl; but the thing was done, his repugnance had been overcome in the heat of his argument against the absurd bandit. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Samuel Johnson Of Browny, mentioned by Martin, nothing has been heard for many years. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Another spider that frequented flowers seemed to be fond of them, and I have already mentioned a wasp that caught them to store its nest with. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Andrew Lang When I mentioned it to Mrs. Chester, I said: ‘My husband is murdered, and his ribs are broken; I have seen him by the mahogany table. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He escaped by saying, ‘Her Christian name was asked the other day, and I mentioned it. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

The other day when something was being mentioned about it, Jack said he did not care what he was to be, provided he had no books to trouble him. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

Ford Madox Ford He never, that is to say, mentioned a woman whose virtue was not purchasable, or a man who would not sell his wife for advancement. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Henry James The theory I have just mentioned was plausible enough, but it brought her little rest, and if you had seen her pacing about you would have said she had a bad conscience. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Meredith There was the “squarish jaw” mentioned by her father to think of. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Maria Edgeworth You will hear a play read to-night,” said Belinda, “by that French gentleman whom Lady Anne Percival mentioned to me yesterday. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Gertrude Stein Mexico. This evening he mentioned that they were neglected and that they were easily disturbed. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

But such sideslips were never mentioned when, at last, Nellie herself came home for her holiday. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

John Galsworthy They went up to the studio without having mentioned Jon. The portrait of Anne was gone. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am sorry that I mentioned it. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Wilkie Collins She declined the offer — and she has never mentioned the address. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Virginia Woolf But we can guess that Sophocles used them not to express something outside the action of the play, but to sing the praises of some virtue, or the beauties of some place mentioned in it. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Gissing Mrs. Frothingham mentioned that you were living with a friend—an art student. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

After that, he and she faded out of Worcestershire memory, and from the sight of Worcestershire people—except for one brief meeting, to be mentioned presently. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Scarcely had I mentioned the name of Agnes when He stopped me short, and said, that it was totally out of his power to interfere in the business. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

I mentioned casually that I had been in the fire and told of Randolph Street Bridge and the hanging and what else I saw there and on the lakefront that unforgettable Monday morning. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Rudyard Kipling But she never mentioned it in writing so far’s I know. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Rudyard Kipling You get the dog-biscuit,’ said John. ‘Puppy-biscuit!’ said Shingle, deeply shocked, and he mentioned the only brand. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

George Meredith I had guessed but hastily at the subject of their conversation until they mentioned the Billings, the family of my maternal grandmother. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Wilkie Collins I promised to keep her regularly informed on the subject of Philip’s illness; and I mentioned that I expected the Governor to return to us immediately. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

John Locke Nothing mentioned of him but what he did as a general: and indeed that is all is found in his history, or in any of the rest of the judges. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

Henry James The book was an old novel that the Princess had a couple of days before mentioned having brought down from Portland Place in the charming original form of its three volumes. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

George Gissing He was silly enough to ask me what I thought of his book, though I hadn’t mentioned it. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing Father has only mentioned it in that way. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Fielding I have only mentioned to you my surmise. Amelia by Henry Fielding

It turned out that he was, and in relating some of his feats he mentioned having been in the region of my adventure. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Wilkie Collins You mentioned just now the alternative of consulting Mr. Fairlie’s legal adviser to-morrow. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins The housekeeper mentioned to him, in reply, what she had previously mentioned to me, the visit of the strange gentleman to make inquiries about the time of her master’s return. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Kingsley Now I wish to call attention to the fact, that Sam, far from being invited, is never once mentioned in the whole letter. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had not mentioned it to any one at the time; but it was beginning to pain him now. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

You needn’t let him know what you’ve told me, just that I was speaking of the Stone and you mentioned you knew someone who knew this Miss Burnett who is the Chief Justice’s secretary. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Virginia Woolf We scarcely need to know how many times mountains and precipices are mentioned in the course of Shelley’s works. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Wilkie Collins As an example of what he meant, he mentioned his experience of two young Englishmen who could speak no foreign language. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Jane Austen How would Mr. Crawford like, in what manner would he chuse, to take a survey of the grounds? Mr. Rushworth mentioned his curricle. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Winterfield himself next left his country seat for the Continent. His exact destination was not mentioned to any one. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

It was specially mentioned that his brother, Lot’s father, died in Ur, the city of his nativity. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Miles Franklin If —” “I look at her as the child of respectable people, and will not have the stage mentioned in connection with her. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Jules Verne At the spot mentioned Paganel had noticed an enormous block of stone, round which the vapors played with a certain degree of intensity. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Mark Twain The consul-general for Egypt showed me the newspaper paragraph which mentioned the circumstance and mentioned also the discontinuance of the effort and the closing of the office. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope I have been so tortured about these wretched diamonds that I never wish to hear them mentioned again. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving Best, an Irish clergyman, told Davis, the traveler in America, that the hawthorn-bush mentioned in the poem was still remarkably large. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I don’t doubt that, Mrs. Mason; I’m only sorry I mentioned it. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Rudyard Kipling And we went on talking about that West Wickham hill till he mentioned he’d been in the War, and that gave me my chance to talk. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

I had already mentioned the matter to Gregory, and he had replied, smiling in his beard: “That ‘s right! We will go together. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Ann Radcliffe I even sometimes thought, she had pride in displaying to me the preference she entertained for him, and that an air of triumph, and even of scorn, was addressed to me, whenever she mentioned his name. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Andrew Lang The interesting point is that, while the Scottish ballads give either the English version of Percy’s death (in Minstrelsy, 1806) or another account mentioned by Hume of Godscroft (circ. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Has no one ever mentioned it to you?” “Never. I fancy you must be mistaken. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Charles Dickens It’s not to be mentioned everywhere; it’s not to be mentioned anywhere: in order that the scoundrels concerned (there’s a gang of ’em) may be thrown off their guard. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Wilkie Collins It was only when I distinctly heard the name of a person, never to be mentioned again in my family circle, issue (if I may use the expression) from Blanche’s lips that I began to be really alarmed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Marjorie Bowen The Countess Lavinia had not appeared since she entered the house, nor had Rose mentioned her. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Wilkie Collins The proceedings, on his part, which followed that festival, claim attention next; and are of sufficient importance, in the results to which they led, to be mentioned in detail. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

The greens, cabbages, spinach, and French beans, mentioned by Tuckey, have been allowed to die out. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Andrew Lang As a contrast, he mentioned that, at Chatham, one poor woman had died, deserted by every one except a young physician. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins He mentioned his name when we bade him good-night. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli And, as I mentioned before, far from being superstitious, he was an esprit fort. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Henry James Then he took a few steps, mentioned his name, recalled his having met her at Miss Birdseye’s, ever so long before (nearly two years), and expressed the hope that she had not forgotten that. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Sinclair Lewis He mentioned neither wine suppers nor her large black eyes. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

We sought in vain, however, for the broken sarcophagus mentioned in Murray. But the drifted sands, we may be sure, hide more precious things than these. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

George Gissing Henceforth, if Milvain’s name was unavoidable, it should be mentioned just like that of any other literary man. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Later, when we came to know what had happened, he mentioned to us that, at this time, no idea of robbery had entered his head; he thought one of us might have hidden the money in sport. Sanker’s Visit by Ellen Wood [1868]

Wilkie Collins In the meantime I need only repeat that you can perform the experiment I have just mentioned to your own entire satisfaction with a bladder, an exhausted receiver, and a square box. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

If that was really true — that the girl had mentioned screaming before there was any question of the Sharpes being in trouble — then the evidence would be damning. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

John Locke We have, in the former part of this discourse often, upon occasion, mentioned a double use of words. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

H. G. Wells She had never mentioned me to her mother until she had written to tell of her approaching marriage. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Henry Fielding The host then bid him “not to profane; for those were things not to be mentioned nor thought of but in church. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Rudyard Kipling Mrs. Hauksbee acted otherwise, and won his confidence, till he mentioned his engagement to the girl at Home, speaking of it in a high and mighty way as a “piece of boyish folly. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

William Makepeace Thackeray The hideous old woman before mentioned brought us in a pot of very sour wine, at which and at her ugliness I felt a considerable ill-humour. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Marie Corelli But Paris was then perhaps in the care of those ‘hirelings’ who are mentioned here as caring not for the sheep. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

George Meredith The only worthy thing she could think of doing was (it must be mentioned for a revelation of her fallen state, and, moreover, she was not lusty of health at the moment) to abjure meat. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins It seemed but too probable that I was indeed the person mentioned by her prudent friend at the door. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

In that event, I do not think, so far as one can answer for oneself, that I should have mentioned her name. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

H.P. Lovecraft Study and experiment consumed all his time, and he mentioned a laboratory which he had established in one of his rooms. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]