Phrases with "mentioned"

Wilkie Collins I mentioned the suggestion to Mr. Bruff and Betteredge — who both approved of my adopting it. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

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

William Makepeace Thackeray The entrance from Cove has been mentioned before, nor is it easy to find anywhere a nobler, grander and more cheerful scene. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

He mentioned particularly the £500 you had given him to pay that Air Force sergeant for a blue print of those new gun sights. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Wilkie Collins In that simple incident which I have just mentioned the new life of the two motherless sisters was all foreshadowed. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Rudyard Kipling But the sound bees never mentioned these matters. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

George Meredith She mentioned a regret she had that the Veil was interdicted to women in Protestant countries. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Wilkie Collins Wherever I went, in the village or out of it, if I mentioned his name, I produced a universal outburst of admiration and gratitude. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Henry James Hyacinth mentioned to her the disappointment he had had in South Street, and she replied, “Oh, I have given up that house, and taken quite a different one. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

James Hogg Moreover, there were many of the most deadly sins into which I never fell, for I dreaded those mentioned in the Revelations as excluding sins, so that I guarded against them continually. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

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

Thus a young woman affected with jaundice is mentioned in the German “Annals of Clinical Homoeopathy” as having been cured in twenty-nine days by pulsatilla and nux vomica. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Arnold Bennett Moreover, he was exceedingly satisfied with the effect produced by Sophia. Sophia, on arriving in Paris with the ring on her triumphant finger, had timidly mentioned the subject of frocks. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry Kingsley The name the Doctor mentioned was a very unwelcome one. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins The appearance of the Frenchmen on the coast, and the loss to the English, mentioned above, produced the results naturally to be expected. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Gissing She inclined to mystical views; mentioned Christina Rossetti as one of her favourites; cared little or nothing for the louder interests of the time. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Let us see whether these are mentioned by our poet. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

But the effusion was slight, so slight that I noticed it at once, and came to the conclusions mentioned before I found the mark of the stab that occasioned death. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Joseph Furphy It is not to be mentioned in comparison with other losses which you have been unfortunate enough to sustain, yet it appears to be your chief grievance. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Wilkie Collins She mentioned family affairs as the motive which recalled us to Nettlegrove. I took it on myself to invite Mr. Varleigh to visit me at my own house. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Whereupon he mentioned that he had recently witnessed a case of extraordinary marksmanship, with the shooter emptying his automatic with extreme rapidity and yet scoring a bullseye every time. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle Minnie and I made the summit of the Combera cliff a favorite trysting place, as I think I mentioned before, and it was rare for a day to pass without our spending two or three hours there. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

William Makepeace Thackeray Both sorts of young men, mentioned in my last under the flippant names of Wiggle and Waggle, may be found in tolerable plenty, I think, in Clubs. Wiggle and Waggle are both idle. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Mark Twain Both the cases I have just mentioned are instances in point. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

I should have mentioned that he was a brilliant physicist besides other things. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Many of the victims mentioned in these letters are poor. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Under this lies a fact never mentioned aloud, but tacitly understood and acted upon: namely, that the conditions of life in all three super-states are very much the same. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis In swap for the Doctor’s spirited introduction, the Senator mentioned the DDD— favorably. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

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]

Anthony Trollope But I thought I saw something coming up, and as it seemed to be the most natural thing in the world, I mentioned it. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Edgar Allan Poe I mentioned some time ago the bending of a studding-sail. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Machen I should astonish you if I mentioned the names of some of the deluded men who had immured themselves in this prison-house. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Sinclair Lewis He mentioned neither wine suppers nor her large black eyes. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

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

Anthony Trollope After what has occurred, it is out of the question that your name should even be mentioned in the young lady’s hearing. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arnold Bennett The thriftiness of the elder children had reached amounts which might be mentioned with satisfaction even to the luxurious wife of the richest member of the family. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell She had always declared her wish to keep it a secret, and she had not mentioned it to any one, whatever other people might have done. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Sir Walter Scott Having mentioned his opinion to Mr. Hepburn of Keith, who instantly saw its importance, he was encouraged by that gentleman to awake Lord George Murray and communicate the idea to him. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

George Meredith I mentioned that I had checked my father for a day or two. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle That telegram from London, if mentioned by Sir Henry to the Stapletons, must remove the last suspicions from their minds. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

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

Anthony Trollope While they spoke of their rights, I was thinking of his wrongs; when they mentioned the price of flannel, I thought of that of broadcloth. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Presently, half in jest, Hilliard mentioned Narramore’s building projects. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle I mentioned it to you, Professor Challenger.” “Our young friend certainly said something of the kind. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Charles Dickens My state of mind, as I have described it, began before I was up in the morning, and lasted long after the subject had died out, and had ceased to be mentioned saving on exceptional occasions. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

She mentioned one or two things which, if true, must be bad enough. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The year last mentioned found him finally in London, settled in Cheyne Row, Chelsea, his abode for the rest of his life. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope It had, therefore, come to pass that the name of neither Ralph could be mentioned at the cottage, and that life among these maidens was sober, sedate, and melancholy. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Conception was not mentioned in any history book of mine. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Charles Dickens Evidently. And indeed the young lady mentioned to me in a casual way that she had not been married many months. Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings by Charles Dickens [1863]

I shall never hear Kew Gardens mentioned without thinking tenderly of you. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

George Gissing You will remember I mentioned to you that there was a prospect of my becoming a partner in the firm which I have hitherto served as clerk. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Eliot I’ve mentioned the subject to my grandfather once or twice, but for some reason or other he has a dislike to Adam, and I can do nothing. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Gertrude Stein Australia. Did you mention Australia. Oh yes you mentioned Australia. We believe in Mexico. SCENE II. Mexico. Come to see me in Mexico. I don't believe in waiting and eating. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Charles Dickens I couldn’t rest in my conscience unless I mentioned it. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Wilkie Collins And when he mentioned her name, and saw how it amused me, his poor worn face brightened into a smile. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Richard Burton These are the principal names mentioned by popular authors. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

I have before mentioned that earth occasionally adheres in some quantity to the feet and beaks of birds. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Henry Fielding As to all the other persons mentioned in this history in the light of greatness, they had all the fate adapted to it, being every one hanged by the neck, save two, viz. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Jane Austen Mr Shepherd had once mentioned the word “advertise,” but never dared approach it again. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Maria Edgeworth This reason cannot yet be mentioned — he had hardly revealed it to himself — it was deep down in his soul — to be or not to be — as circumstances, time, and the hour, should decide. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Anton Chekhov I mentioned my name, and announced the object of my visit. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Mark Twain I probably would not have mentioned this war had it ended differently. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

But both of these men mentioned that Haire wore a full, drooping moustache. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Henry James He was in the flush of performance; and even if he had not mentioned what he had done she would have guessed it. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Thomas Hardy You mentioned Tony Kytes as having been the one to drive your family and your goods to Casterbridge in his father’s waggon when you left. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Maria Edgeworth I mentioned the hour, and begged them to be punctual. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Mrs. Jarsell went dead white when I mentioned a confession. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

E. Phillips Oppenheim She mentioned that this would be the most convenient branch of the bank for her to visit. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins He absolutely shuddered when I mentioned my idea: all his insular prejudices bristled up in an instant. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

John Locke Such kind of general propositions are seldom mentioned in the huts of Indians: much less are they to be found in the thoughts of children, or any impressions of them on the minds of naturals. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Wilkie Collins Nugent Dubourg.” (Have I mentioned before, that I am sometimes a great fool? If I have not, I beg to mention it now. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

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]

Charles Dickens She tells me that she wants to see you on a little matter of business you mentioned to her. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

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]

It has been mentioned already that he had always great difficulty in looking any one in the face, and this difficulty was intensified when he found himself confronted with bold and candid eyes. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Two months slid by, and in that while our adventure at the “dead-alive house,” as Roberta had named Moore’s place, was hardly mentioned between us. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Ann Radcliffe The servant appeared very much terrified, but could give no information that might in the least account for the circumstance, till he mentioned the vicinity of the dungeon to the southern buildings. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

H.P. Lovecraft Mr. Ward mentioned that Dr. Allen had telephoned him to say that Charles would remain at Pawtuxet for some time, and that he must not be disturbed. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

With all her gratitude to Naughton Jones, she did not like it that he had not mentioned Larose. “My child is all right,” she said happily, and glancing round upon everyone. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Henry James He pumped me dry on Vereker’s strange confidence and, pronouncing me the luckiest of mortals, mentioned half a dozen questions he wished to goodness I had had the gumption to put. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

John Lewis Burckhard I have already mentioned a room of public women, often met with in these habitations. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

She mentioned one of her tenants who had come in with a woman the night before and kept everybody awake past three in the morning. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anna Katherine Green A name once mentioned leaves an echo. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

She mentioned names at which the other nodded. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

I forget how it began, but somehow or other he mentioned that he had some clothes he wanted to sell; and being glad to oblige him, I took him to a friend, who bought them from him. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Leslie Stephen He declared that he had learnt versification wholly from Dryden’s works, and always mentioned his name with reverence. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

And then at the end, quite casually, he mentioned that he had been badly wounded and that his left leg would never be much use again. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether out of this last mentioned sum, each particular cashier was not to be intrusted with a share not exceeding the value of twenty thousand crowns at a time, and that under good security? 77. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Sir Walter Scott Nigel mentioned so few articles, that the Templar could not help observing, that his lordship, it would seem, did not intend to enjoy his new privileges long. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

If Peyrol had not mentioned the lieutenant it was because those two had been plotting some treachery together, all the afternoon on board that tartane. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Henry Fielding This was, I think, the very first time she had mentioned his hateful name to me since my return to her house. Amelia by Henry Fielding

John Lewis Burckhard One of the guides went with the camels up a side valley, to bring water from the well Hadhra (ﻩﺮﻀﺣ), (perhaps the Haze­roth (חערות) mentioned in Numbers xxxiii. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

If, under any circumstances, she could have acquired sufficient courage to address the noble persons mentioned by her husband, the ill success of his own application caused her to banish the idea. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

John Lewis Burckhard Whenever the word Christian or European is mentioned by the Mekkawys, it is coupled with the most opprobrious and contemptuous epithets. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Louisa May Alcott When I mentioned it to Mrs. K., that evening, she laughed, and said, “That must have been Professor Bhaer, he’s always doing things of that sort. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

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

G. K. Chesterton There is a sort of strong man mentioned in Scripture who, because he masters himself, is more than he that takes a city. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

George Gissing He mentioned it now, his father listening with the frowning smile of a man who judges such puerilities from the standpoint of comfortable middle age. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Anthony Trollope So it was that Lucinda was spoken of when her name was mentioned; and her name was mentioned a good deal after the opening of the exhibition of pictures. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

William Dampier The animals of these islands are some hogs, lizards and iguanas; and some of those creatures mentioned in Chapter 11 which are like but much bigger than the iguanas. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

The temperature in there was just about the kind mentioned in the cooking recipes that call for a quick oven. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Thomas Hobbes The texts for purgatory alleged by Bellarmine out of the canonical Scripture of the Old Testament are, first, the fasting of David for Saul and Jonathan, mentioned II Samuel, 1. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Tobias Smolle His reasons, mentioned by Montfaucon, are these. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Jane Austen One day’s delay will not be very material; and till I have written to Mr. Ferrars, I think it ought not to be mentioned to any body else. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Then a lot of names were mentioned but you remember only two of them, Burkington, because you have a girl friend of that name, and Clutterbuck, because it has such a funny sound. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Arnold Bennett She had not mentioned them, being secretive and scarcely anxious for unpleasantness. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

He mentioned no places and no names, but explained he was married and his wife had run away from him a long time ago. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Bronislaw Malinowski Publicity of marriage and betrothal is mentioned by Roth among the natives of Pennefather River (Bull. 10, § 6) and Bloomfield River (§ 10). The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Of this substance, carried to the sextillionth degree, so much as one or two globules of the size mentioned can convey is a common dose. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Charles Dickens I mentioned to Mr. Pumblechook that I wished to have my new clothes sent to his house, and he was ecstatic on my so distinguishing him. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Guy de Maupassan The next Sunday the priest mentioned them by name before the whole congregation. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Mark Twain Tangier has been mentioned in history for three thousand years. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

In a little while he would leave to kill the President. Not until he heard his own name mentioned did he stop smiling and again begin to listen. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

John Lewis Burckhard I do not find it mentioned by any of the historians. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope While we were living at Clonmel two sons had been born, who certainly were important enough to have been mentioned sooner. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

It is the one in Victoria, in the north-eastern district —— I think I mentioned it among the “probables” in my last. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Jack London Many valuable relics have been found, among which, curious to relate, is the smoke-consuming device of Biedenbach’s mentioned in the narrative. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Andrew Lang It is more important that no corslet is mentioned in Nestor’s arms in his tent. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang Dr. Hodson mentioned the circumstance to his friends, and thought little of it. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

For an example, he mentioned Christmas gift boxes, of which he’d seen samples that were marvels of splendor. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

In the houses God has permitted to be reared and His name to be mentioned therein—His praises are celebrated therein mornings and evenings. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Lucy was surprised at this, as she had left Mrs. Jasher perfectly well, and Braddock had not mentioned any ailment of the widow. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

In addition to the original works above mentioned he wrote various plays and poems, including The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green (1741), and Cleone (1758). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Would you like to go?’ He was alarmed when she mentioned a family, relieved when she said it was only a resident aunt. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

George Gissing Miss Derwent mentioned his father, declared an interest in Jerome Otway, and this was a subject on which Piers could always discourse to friendly hearers. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

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

I mentioned the glistening white tower of the church in the account of our journey out. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

William Black When, having got another twenty pounds for travelling expenses, he did reach Leyden (1754), he mentioned Gaubius, the chemical professor. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

I consider it an insult to my dignity that such a creature as the one I allude to should be mentioned in my presence. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

As if changing the subject, Jacobus mentioned that his private house was about ten minutes’ walk away. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Samuel Johnson That their poverty is gradually abated, cannot be mentioned among the unpleasing consequences of subjection. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Henry James The thing in the world I think I least felt myself was an abuse, even though (as I had never mentioned to my friendly editor) I too had my project for a bigger reverberation. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Edgar Allan Poe We had also plenty of other kinds of fresh provisions, among which may be mentioned a species of shellfish resembling the mussel in shape, but with the taste of an oyster. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing It never occurred to you, I suppose, to ask for a precise date?’ He mentioned the day, and Sibyl, turning her head a little, appeared to reflect. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Wilkie Collins Yes! if I could confide to a stranger a suspicion roused in me by the Trial which I have been thus far afraid to mention even in these pages! It must, nevertheless, be mentioned now. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Gissing You’ve heard me speak of a fellow called Driffel—no? I thought I might have mentioned him. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

So James was only amused and he put back the book, but he mentioned then that weeks before he had caught William tapping upon the chapel walls with a small hammer. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

H.P. Lovecraft I had never mentioned such matters in common conversation; though reports of them, filtering out as such things will, had aroused sundry rumors regarding my mental health. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

It was an acknowledgment of debt and mentioned the exact sum I should find in the wallet —$2753. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Bronislaw Malinowski But in these two last cases we do not know whether lending or exchange of wives was entirely absent, or is only not mentioned by the authors. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Jules Verne It must be mentioned also, that they had not been dug at random, but at certain places where numerous footprints showed that quadrupeds frequented the ground. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

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]

Now it stands to reason that if he had wished me to take you into the firm, he would have mentioned it in that codicil and bound me down to do it. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

John Lewis Burckhard Where-ever the gardens lie higher than the river, wheels like those already mentioned are met with in the narrow valley, for the purpose of raising up water to them. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Wilkie Collins I had privately mentioned to her my ideas on this subject, and found that she fully agreed with them. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Madame accompanied me to the library; and there the grave little doctor, with white hair and spectacles, whom I mentioned before, was waiting to receive me. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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]

The Dagger in Cheap is mentioned in “A Hundred Merry Tales,” 1526. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Walter Scott He is mentioned in the oldest legend of that outlaw; Ritson’s Robin Hood, p. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Hester would have saved us much uneasiness, I may say anxiety, if she had mentioned to us yesterday evening that she was going back to you. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Jane Austen Another circumstance very essential for her to know, was how long he meant to be in Bath; he had not mentioned it, or she could not recollect it. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

I mentioned some of the other things. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

James Payn Miss Letty”—— “It is not fit that Shame and my daughter should be mentioned in the same breath,” replied my Lady, rising, and speaking with dignity. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Tobias Smolle DEAR PHILLIPS, In my last, I mentioned my having spent an evening with a society of authors, who seemed to be jealous and afraid of one another. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Wilkie Collins I mentioned the Proprieties. Mrs. Tenbruggen laughed at the Proprieties. “Make Selina of some use,” she suggested. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Wilkie Collins Instead of making any remark at the end, he mentioned once more that the wine was handy. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Allow me to read the letter; it is directed to James Harley, son to the above mentioned Valentine Harley. “‘Second month, 17th, 1834. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

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]

Thomas Hardy Owen’s name was mentioned without faltering, but in the other case, maidenly shyness was too strong even for religion, and that when supported by excellent intentions. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Sir Walter Scott He therefore made a virtue of necessity, and transmitted orders to his lieutenant to convey Edward to Doune, which was safely accomplished in the mode mentioned in a former chapter. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Among his other writings may be mentioned Tylney Hall, a novel which had little success, and Up the Rhine, in which he satirised the English tourist. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

George Gissing He mentioned it the other day, and explained how far his sympathy went with that kind of thing. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing I don’t go to work myself now, Mr. Egremont. Perhaps Gilbert has told you?’ ‘No, he hasn’t mentioned it. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Gissing They didn’t invite me to come and see them in London.’ ‘I suppose Marian mentioned your acquaintance with this branch of the family?’ ‘I think not. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

But the name he mentioned was quite different. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London I shall never forget the change in him when I mentioned Jackson’s case. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

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

THE KIKE: A pal! A bloody pal! And won’t lend his bloody overcoat! MRS WAYNE: Well, now as you’ve mentioned it, I must admit as I never WAS one to refuse a nice cup of tea. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Meredith No one save Mrs. Chump listened to him until he mentioned the name Miss Belloni; and then it was curious to see the steadiness with which certain eyes, feigning abstraction, fixed in his direction. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

He mentioned nothing about the shooting and passed quickly to his second visit to the house about a week later, when he had found the commodore had just arrived to keep his cousin company. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Wilkie Collins Has Fritz mentioned that among Madame Fontaine’s other virtues, she has paid her debts? I’ll tell you how she has paid them — as an example, young gentleman, that I am not talking at random. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Washington Irving I made my business as short as I could, and, as a reason, mentioned that Dr. Goldsmith was waiting without. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Like Wellsted (II. X.) we failed to discover any sign of the Birkat (“tank”) mentioned in a guide-book which Burckhardt quotes; nor had the citizens ever heard of a “reservoir. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

That is why it has been mentioned as showing the freedom of Miss Challoner’s mind five minutes before that fatal thrust. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens I said several times that I should like to see them at their meal; but as the gentleman to whom I mentioned this desire appeared to be suddenly taken rather deaf, I did not pursue the request. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Anthony Trollope And I do not know why I should have mentioned it at all. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

He mentioned some of her former lovers, among them a count, an important merchant and the son of a lawyer. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Meredith She mentioned it to the doctor, who prescribed for liver, informing her that the said organ conducted one of the most important functions of her bodily system. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Leon Trotsky I have already mentioned the fact that N.I. Sedova had been made prisoner during a cavalry raid on a Mayday meeting in the woods. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry Fielding Another gentleman, indeed, hath repeated some sentences, where the order itself is mentioned with contempt. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Gertrude Stein Act Three. I spent I mentioned I spent that. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

It’s all right,” said Mrs. Savor. “I see you’d be’n putting up some kind of job on her the minute she mentioned the cars. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Daniel Defoe But the night after, it blew a dreadful storm (not much inferior, for the time it lasted, to the storm mentioned above which blew down the lighthouse on the Eddystone). From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

Maria Edgeworth In one of his letters, and but in one, he mentioned Belinda. He expressed great regret in hearing from Lady Delacour that her friend, Miss Portman, was no longer with her. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins When I mentioned what the symptoms were, she showed an agitation which took me quite by surprise. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Then he mentioned the new project which he had been thinking over. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

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]

Now, I had never mentioned a word to him of my adventures with Tod McSwiney, but something prompted me that night to try particularly to interest him. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

The applications of research to weird fiction are as diverse as the phases of investigation and only a few may be mentioned to suggest the variety of themes employed. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jeremy Bentham Last, to the total assemblage of the persons by whom the several political operations above mentioned come to be performed, we set out with applying the collective appellation of the government. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Sigmund Freud At the same time, we note those factors upon which the above — mentioned (chapter VI., C) scale of quality in dreams- from confusion to clearness — is essentially independent. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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

James Hogg I mentioned to him Hogg’s letter, asking him if the statement was founded at all on truth. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Henry Fielding However, sir, as Mr Barnabas mentioned them to me, I will, if you please, take the manuscript with me to town, and send you my opinion of it in a very short time. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Nathaniel Hawthorne But she remembered, too, and with a quaking heart, what the sculptor had mentioned of Hilda’s retracing her steps towards the courtyard of the Palazzo Caffarelli in quest of Miriam herself. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Lambert, at this moment, commands eighteen thousand deserters; but I have never mentioned that to my officers, you may easily suppose. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry James A man near me mentioned who he was. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Leon Trotsky His name was mentioned on many occasions at the conference. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry James She promised to do this, and she mentioned to me that when, for a moment, disburdened, delighted, he held her hand, thanking her for the sacrifice, she already felt rewarded. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]