Phrases with "mine"

Clean! No house of mine ever ‘arboured dirt. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sigmund Freud At this point a certain suspicion of mine became a certainty. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Wilkie Collins If you knew, as I do, what a noble nature she has, you would not be surprised at this obstinate resistance of mine to your opinion. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell Nevertheless, she said — “Then, my dear, I beg your pardon, and God’s pardon, too, if I’ve weakened your faith, by showing you how feeble mine was. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

His blood or mine should choke your marriage vows. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Rudyard Kipling An old forester of mine taught me the system. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

We may well be ever on our guard with Kriemhild, for with mine own hand I slew her husband to death. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I have here of mine own nigh on five hundred. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

I ought never to have married: mine is not the nature easily to find a duplicate, or likely to assimilate with a contrast. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

What cared they for his pain! It was no blasphemy in him that cried thus, and thus doubted; it was faith in its death agony; the faith of Peter’s “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Signa by Ouida

My noble fellow! You reject advancement, and earn yourself an unjust reputation for mutinous conduct, because you are too generous to be given a step above mine in the regiment. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Andrew Lang Then my home grew hateful to me, and I set out to wander through the world! But now that you have repented of your ill-faith, I have come to claim the wife who is mine of right. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

About the present, it was better to be stoical; about the future — such a future as mine — to be dead. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell Your acquaintances and mine must be separate. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

A pal of mine lives just above — Streatham. You know Streatham, son of Lord —” The remainder of the sentence was lost. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

This is a great misunderstanding, for Schiller’s doctrine and mine are identical, only our exposition follow different directions. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Elizabeth Barrett Browning It holds fast still—it cracks not under curse; It holds like mine immortal. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Wilkie Collins This news — by closing up all prospects of my bringing Limping Lucy and Mr. Franklin together — at once stopped any further progress of mine on the way to discovery. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins What’s mine is yours; and if you tell me it isn’t again, me and you are likely to quarrel. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Abraham Merri Under me was the body of a man — a man whose black eyes were fixed on mine with understanding — with love! I felt a touch on my shoulder; with difficulty I looked up. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Robert Louis Stevenson Mr. David,” he went on, “I wish you to believe it was by no choice of mine you were subjected to this proof. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Walter Scott But THOU hast said, the blood of goat, The flesh of rams, I will not prize; A contrite heart, and humble thought, Are mine accepted sacrifice. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

If these words of mine sound in bad taste to some of you, or even sacrilegious, I am sorry. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Jules Verne Un jour, ce vieillard avait disparu, et, en même temps que lui, une petite orpheline, née dans la mine et qui n’avait plus pour parent que lui, son arrière-grand-père. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

George Gissing I wouldn’t for the world send a boy of mine to a school where there was no fagging. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

It had been a queer notion of mine to marry Marguerite. I recalled her weariness at Guerande, her impatience, her dull, monotonous life. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Anne Bronte Anxious and pale, it was turned towards me; her clear, dark eyes were fixed on mine with a gaze so intensely earnest that they bound me like a spell. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Know, therefore, that not of mine own self speak I unto you, but as vicar in wide-fronted Impland of our Lord Gorice XII., King of Kings, most glorious and most great. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Andrew Lang But the third time you must say, ‘‘Shame on you thus to smite the beloved of mine heart. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Isabella Bird The men are certainly not polite to their wives, and if they get in their way or mine they kick them aside, just as rough men kick dogs. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Walter Scott And besides, see you not how every prince of them is seeking his own several ends? I will seek mine also — and that is honour. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Wilkie Collins This is the nearest approach that any theory of mine can make towards accounting for a result which was visible matter of fact. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. Rider Haggard But if what we hear is a full-grown echo, mine at home can only have been a baby. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Until Mrs. Cale talked, Eleanor scarcely remembered that there was a Baby Arthur; and now she seems quite jealous that he is mine and she cannot have him. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

She wrote us each a letter, but made me promise not to shew you mine until she had been gone a month. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Now I saw that the murdered woman was Howard’s wife after all, and this patient of mine her probable rival. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Come down and speak with me in the batable land before the burg, and I swear to you peace and grith while we parley, and thereto pledge I mine honour as a man of war. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Though,” he added whimsically “if I don’t find it, ’twill not be the first mine I’ve dropped the gold into instead of taking it out. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Niccolo Machiavelli I cannot, in this first discussion of mine and according to my suggestion, say otherwise, and if this is not enough for you, you must seek one which satisfies you better. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

But for this royal fear, mine would be a kind of merit too abrupt, too harsh for this court, where idiocy runs rampant. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Sir Walter Scott KING JOHN. — I’ll tell thee what, my friend, He is a very serpent in my way; And wheresoe’er this foot of mine doth tread, He lies before me. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

George Eliot I came home through Lancashire and saw an uncle of mine who is a weaver still. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Rudyard Kipling The second doorway of the wide world’s trade Is mine to loose or bar. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Gissing And this friend of mine had it. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

H. G. Wells Odd old Ewart! It was a relationship so alien to my orderly conceptions of honour, to what I could imagine any friend of mine doing, that I really hardly saw it with it there under my nose. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Walter Scott Fate has within a few hours thrown into my power the young heiress of Berkely, for whose sake it is said Sir John de Walton keeps with such obstinacy the castle which is mine by inheritance. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

I was past that, however; but the old woman’s dark eyes were fixed on mine with a steady meaning that plainly told me that my secret was known. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

John Galsworthy It did not add: “And I used to bring that wife of mine when we were first married. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

William Morris Thou shalt be whipped, to keep thee in mind that thy life is mine and not thine. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Then 'tis enough for me, if mine, mine only remaineth That one day, whose stone shines with an happier hue. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

I suppose there are some positions in which a man can hardly expect fair play, and that mine was such a position. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Henry James Now this fresh impression of mine — what do you propose to do with it when you get it?” “Such things are always useful. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Ford Madox Ford My beloved is mine and I am his! But she might as well close the door! She closed the door as delicately as if she were kissing him on the lips. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

E. F. Benson The errand-boy from the framer’s came up here that very morning, and delivered mine to Grosvenor, and yours to Foljambe. Let me think exactly when that was. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

She was young and purty, and her hand which dropped the money into mine was small, but I couldn’t say no more, not if you was to give me the town. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Kingsley But I couldn’t be there; and it is no fault of mine that I was not there. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Jules Verne Where would they be now? What would they be doing? How could they stay so long away from the mine without feeling homesick? Just then a terrific roaring noise was heard. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle Our blades crossed, and an instant later mine was through his black beard and deep in his throat. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Robert Louis Stevenson I must tell here an experience of mine with another newsboy. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy There’s more in this visit of mine than you think — a good deal more. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Wilkie Collins A Jesuit College was near our place of abode, and a near relative of mine — since dead — was one of the resident priests. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

This strange proposal of mine raised an immediate outcry amongst the women; but with the Banou a deviation from the usual practice only served to confirm her opinion of my superior skill. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

H.P. Lovecraft His zeal is equal to mine in all those matters, and I suppose that when I feared the work I feared him too as my greatest helper in it. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

I know you both to be so unruly, that nothing less than Lady P.‘s spirit or mine could keep any authority over you. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Abraham Merri But I hoped — and I thought maybe mine Helma was somewhere here, too, So I ran with mine yndling — here —” His voice broke. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Guy de Maupassan He continued: “Is Jeanne de Limours still alive?” His eyes were fastened on mine and were full of a trembling anxiety. Fascination by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins I was still walking onward slowly, but not in the direction of home, when I met an old college friend of my brother’s, and an acquaintance of mine — a reckless, good-humoured, convivial fellow. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Elizabeth Gaskell Remember, I’ve a deal of work in me yet, and what strength is mine is my daughter’s . The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You have been a shipboard acquaintance of mine for a few hours. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There’s no brother of mine disgraced. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Charles Dickens I wish it was something pleasanter and more out of the common way; a beautiful lady, or a mine of gold and silver, or a cellar of wine and a coach and horses, and such-like. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

I shan’t let a child o’ mine be stunted. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Algernon Blackwood No shirking, no prejudice of mine or yours must interfere. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anne Bronte The former glanced at Walter’s flushed, excited countenance, and then at mine — a little flushed and excited too, I daresay, though from far different causes. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Gissing And I’m to be glad when a son of mine does things as he deserves to be sent to prison for! I don’t understand that kind o’ gladness. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing They’re friends of mine — living in Mrs. Peckover’s house. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Still”— he hesitated —“I don’t think I should be happy if a daughter of mine had married him. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Henry Lawson I lately met an old schoolmate of mine up-country. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Maria Edgeworth This warmth of mine might injure you in your husband’s opinion. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

John Donne They have seen me and heard me, arraigned me in these fetters and received the evidence; I have cut up mine own anatomy, dissected myself, and they are gone to read upon me. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Anthony Trollope All that I once thought mine is now his, and I demand nothing from him. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Thomas Hardy This is an afterthought of mine too. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Nikolai Gogol What is mine is his, and what is his is mine. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

Francis Bacon It must be remembered, however, that in this Organon of mine I am handling logic, not philosophy. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Charles Dickens There’s a friend of mine waiting outside, and as it seems that I may have to wait some time, I’ll call him in, with your leave. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti O Hope of mine whose eyes are living love, No eyes but hers, — O Love and Hope the same! — Lean close to me, for now the sinking sun That warmed our feet scarce gilds our hair above. The House of Life by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Wilkie Collins I felt at once that the dog’s superior powers of divination might be of use, on such an errand as mine was. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Anatole France He disappeared rapidly between the trees, looking for Salamanders. My tutor linked his arm in mine with the air of one who can at last speak freely. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Reuben is very ill just now — in great pain; and Aunt Mary has let me lend him mine — he says when he can hear the music, his hip does not hurt him so much. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Abraham Merri Edith’s hand in mine relaxed. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

I wish sometimes mine had been. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson This itself is hard by the gate, with a small dining-room on the ground-floor and a whole corridor of cells similar to mine upstairs. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Only our three selves, and one old friend of mine to make up four. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

H. Rider Haggard A relation of mine is ill in Germany, the only one I have. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton And that hour will be all mine — mine and his!” The dizziness of the thought made it difficult for Bernald to preserve the balance of the supper-plates he was distributing. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

So she has obtained a situation with some acquaintances of mine who live in this neighbourhood, and goes to it next week. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

The reason I mention Raleigh here is that his sisters and mine were great friends and he came in and out of our house almost as if it were his own. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Karl Philipp Moritz He however owned afterwards that it was this very apparent reserve of mine that first gained me his good opinion. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Jules Verne Non. Nous opérerons à ciel ouvert, au grand jour, la pioche ou le pic à la main, et, la mine aidant, nous irons rapidement en besogne. De La Terre a La Lune by Jules Verne [1865]

George Gissing All the others — I can’t feel as they’re children of mine at all. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Most noble margrave, ye shall be mine envoy, too. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

George Meredith With your hand in mine I would swear it. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing A creche, indeed! No child of mine should go to any such place. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

The little girl I found and carried to the great house has rich friends and a fine home to shelter her; mine had none, and so it was for the best that she should go. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Jack London It may be a weakness of mine that I have an incisive way of speech; but I threw all restraint to the winds and cut and slashed until the whole man of him was snarling. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Sir Walter Scott One half of those vain follies were puffed into mine ear by that perfidious Abbot Wolfram, and you may now judge if he is a counsellor to be trusted. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Henry Kingsley Only two, that’s you and Mike, stayed this side of the hill; the rest crossed the ranges and stowed away in an old lair of mine on one of the upper Murray gullies. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Henry James This was so far true that I had refused to give him mine without it. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Unless they are in the last stages of angina pectoris they are mine in ten minutes after I begin to talk. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

G. K. Chesterton I have republished all these old articles of mine because they cover a very controversial period, in which I was in nearly all the controversies, whether I was visible there or no. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle I had drawn mine also, but I was quite determined not to hurt this admirable young man who had been my benefactor. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

She is fashioned so fair that mine eyes would choose her for her comeliness. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

E. F. Benson What did she say the mine was? Syrian Army, I think. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

William Morris For I am so undone in mine own country that therein for a while of time I may not have peace. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson It came over me the other day suddenly that this diary of mine to you would make good pickings after I am dead, and a man could make some kind of a book out of it without much trouble. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

My darling, pray to Heaven night and day for your dear father’s safe return; for on him, and him alone, your happiness depends: as mine does. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Henry James I have described these two first visits of mine in some detail, but they were not the only ones I paid her. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Elizabeth Von Arnim What you’ve got to do now is to listen to a few of mine —” But she was never to hear them, for at that moment the door opened, and Soames appeared. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

William Morris But if ye still crave the water of the Well at the World’s End, I will lead you over this green plain, and then go back home to mine hermitage, and abide there till ye come to me, or I die. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Jules Verne When the hour of rest arrived, an artificial night was easily produced all over the mine by disconnecting the wires. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Maria Edgeworth No; mine was honest, pure, real romantic loveabsurd if you will; it was love nursed by imagination more than by hope. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

T. E. Lawrence If we left them alone, they would turn us off our mine in an hour; if we opposed them with our superior strength and drove them back, the railway would take notice, and traffic be held up. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

H. G. Wells It is to be found set out at length, painfully at length, in my uncle’s examination and mine in the bankruptcy proceedings, and in my own various statements after his death. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Miles Franklin Hers was the trial and mine the failure to take advantage of my heredity in her. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Reference then to something determinate, and some sort of adaptation to it worthy of the name of agreement, are thus constituent elements in the definition of any statement of mine as ‘true’. The Meaning of Truth by William James

His jealousy, too maliciously and bloodily bent against my friends ’stead of mine enemies, hath lost me a good captain. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Henry James Yours especially!” “Why mine especially?” “Because I am very sure that you have a mind capable of doing the most liberal justice to everything interesting and beautiful. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Marie Corelli But with all my heart, (as much as I know of it at the present), I desire to show you what respect so poor a life as mine can give to one who deserves all tenderness, as well as trust. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Thomas Hardy He was sad; he said to himself  — ‘If there is ever any meaning in those heavy feelings which are called presentiments — and I don’t believe there is — there will be in mine today. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

R. D. Blackmore It was no wish of mine; but my breath was short to stop them, and a man with a family like mine can never despise a hundred guineas. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

James Joyce Nine dirty years mine age, hairs hoar, mummery failend, snowdrift to my ellpow, deff as Adder. I askt you, dear lady, to judge on my tree by our fruits. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Ben Rymer was Ben Rymer, and no favourite of mine to boot; but when a man has been down and is trying to get up again, he deserves respect and sympathy. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

George Gissing But now I know that only a heart which beat as one with mine could have divined the gift which would give me the most delight. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Richard Burton But, to confess humbling truth, theirs was the high feeling of religious enthusiasm, mine was the ecstasy of gratified pride. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

How much have you put in?” Shaking the tea-leaves out on to his palm, he would carefully measure them out, saying: “Your tea is finer than mine, so I ought to put in less, as mine is a large leaf. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Andrew Lang But he answered as before, ‘The cat is mine and the people are mine. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott But I would give a bushel of rubies ere ring or name of mine had been used to bring a brave man into a fault, and perhaps to disgrace and punishment. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Jules Verne His temper and mine could not agree. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

G. K. Chesterton This trade of mine — I don’t know, can’t be sure But there was something in it, tricks and all!” It is strange to call a poem with so clear and fine a climax an attack on spiritualism. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Arthur Morrison There’s a friend o’ mine not far off, waiting. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Such keen tingling, thrilling perceptions were never mine before. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Thomas Hardy My father’s name is mine in any case. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Coming as mine has come today, I prefer to take it for that far more valuable thing, a token of personal good will from friends. Memories and Studies by William James

Jane Austen The liberty of communication cannot be mine till it has lost all its value!” She was now, on being settled at home, at leisure to observe the real state of her sister’s spirits. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Charles Dickens I have a notion of firing eighty-two times, if the neighborhood shouldn’t complain, and that cannon of mine should prove equal to the pressure. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

What if my great-granddad had a pair that were twenty foot high, And mine were but fifteen foot, no modern Stalks upon higher, Some rogue of the world stole them to patch up a fence or a fire. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

George Meredith They wound their way by borders of crag, seeing in a dell below the mouth of the idle mine begirt with weedy and shrub-hung rock, a dripping semi-circle. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Theodore Dreiser But unless you come to mine before five o’clock this afternoon you will face by noon to-morrow a suit for breach of promise, and your letters to Mrs. Brandon will be given to the public. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells I don’t know if you see Pearson’s Magazine out there — in April next a long story of mine will begin and go on until December, and I expect great things of it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins I was beyond grief: despair such as mine was then, is calm and self-possessed to the last. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

He said so much, that he at length persuaded mine and my bride’s relations not to defer the ceremony, and a day was fixed. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

I can’t explain why, but those three blessed facts of mine fit into it like prawns in an aspic. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Arthur Machen And how did that famous shorthand of mine serve me? Not so vilely, considering all things. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

There was a great friend of mine who owned the next station, a fine, handsome young fellow, called Frank Kelly, with a gay, sunny disposition, and a wonderful flow of humour. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

What great news was this? “This son of mine has just got engaged,” explained Mr. Garland for my benefit. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Walter Scott I feel it hath done me much good — my heart was sinking when I saw the black smoke arising from mine own fulling-mills yonder. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

But now you have had your say I will have mine if you will listen. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

William Harrison Ainsworth She is mine — mine for ever. The Spectre Bride by William Harrison Ainsworth [1822]

George Meredith He can do all the duellist’s wonders both with sword and pistol, and that is why he was respected when he refused the duel because he—before these parents of mine drove him . The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Maria Edgeworth I should despise him if he broke it; but can I love him for keeping it? His mind is at this instant agitated as much as mine is — more it cannot. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Wilkie Collins Never had any former appointment of mine with Clara been thus forgotten! Love had not yet turned me selfish, as it turns all men, and even all women, more or less. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Oscar Wilde O idle heart! O fond Hellenic dream! Ere long, with melancholy rise and swell, The evening chimes, the convent’s vesper-bell Struck on mine ears amid the amorous flowers. Ravenna by Oscar Wilde [1878]

And oh! Margaret, the deadly splash! It ringeth in mine ears even now. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

In the first place he said, “Not mine young fellow now; not mine like em pony”— the name for all horses at Fowler's Bay —“not mine see 'em Paring long time, only when I am boy. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

It would be folly, such as you never show, to trust a nerve so undermined as mine till time has restored its power. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope When it was being brought out, the author told a friend of his — and of mine — that it was not much thought of at Fraser’s, and that he had been called upon to shorten it. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Sinclair Lewis But, say, they wouldn’t have a copying-press in an office like that; those fake mine promoters send out such swell letters; they’d use carbon copies and not muss the letters all up. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky He found that mine were clean. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I see that figure as plainly as I see yours, — I hear his voice as distinctly as you hear mine this moment. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Walter Scott What! I take no exceptions at the youth for showing a flash of spirit, though the spark may light on mine own head. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

And so I ask you to amuse yourself by abstracting something else of mine that ‘appens to have got into the wrong hands; then, I say, we shall be quits. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

George Elio P’raps you’ve heared, sir, we don’t keep the Cross Keys at Sloppeter now; a uncle o’ mine died three ‘ear ago, an’ left me a leggicy. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Anthony Trollope A school such as mine must depend on the credit of the establishment. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Your life with mine would be neither sad nor humiliated; I would make it sweet by my tenderness, and bright by my happiness. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Henry James He’s a great chum of mine — a fellow-student at Vienna.” “And what’s his name?” “Doctor Feeder.” Jackson Lemon’s companion had a dandling pause. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

She’s never had a thought for anything but her sister’s feeling and mine from the beginning. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Behold mine armies, and what advantage I hold upon you. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Anthony Trollope If I were to meet with such books as mine by another writer, I don’t believe I should be able to get through them. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Wilkie Collins What I suffered under the forced necessity for remaining passive at that crisis in my life no words of mine can tell. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

William Morris Then became each day like every other, and the thought of my hope and my despair ate mine heart out, and I was of no avail unto any. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

George Elio I have been describing a certain friend of mine to her, who, I think, would be just to her mind. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

Jack London But to this day I’ve never quite regained all the old self-respect that was mine before that man talked to me. Lost Face by Jack London

I was reckless; I knew not what was mine and cared not: I must take what I could get and give as I was able; to rob and to squander seemed the complementary parts of my new destiny. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry James I remember how it struck me even at the time that his sense of mine was quickened by my having been able to match, though not indeed straight from my own experience, his curious anecdote. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

But unto thee, dear Prince, I must bare mine heart somewhat. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Robert Browning Not it! I fancied Cuthbert’s reddening face Beneath its garniture of curly gold, Dear fellow, till I almost felt him fold An arm in mine to fix me to the place That way he used. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Wilkie Collins In the right of her calamity, in the right of her friendlessness, she was mine at last! Mine to support, to protect, to cherish, to restore. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Makepeace Thackeray But she had a way of conquering me, against which all resistance of mine was in vain. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Jonathan Swif Cole Reading’s father-in-law has been two or three times at me, to recommend his lights to the Ministry, assuring me that a word of mine would, etc. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

No word, no expression could body forth the kind of relation in which she stood to me — my more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Virginia Woolf If there’s any fault it’s mine entirely; after all, if one chooses to run risks —” Her voice faltered into silence. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

How strange it is you should be at that place—Crabb! I believe a sort of aunt of mine lives there; but I have never seen her. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Sigmund Freud In the summer of 1895 I had treated psycho-analytically a young lady who was an intimate friend of mine and of my family. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Tobias Smolle No object meets my view; no sound salutes mine ear, except the noisy wind that whistles through these vaulted caves of death. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

I cannot for a moment imagine that any persuasion of mine would induce Charlotte to consent to a secret marriage, after your brother’s fair and liberal conduct. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Gissing You know Mrs. Calder?” “Yes.” “Her position is the same as mine has been, but she has more philosophy; she lets things take their course, just turning her eyes away. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

But death sometimes comes suddenly to men whose life seems as full of promise as mine seems to me now. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu If there’s a transmigration of souls, I dare say mine once inhabited a friar of Penruthyn — I feel, especially since I last came to Ware, such an affection for the old place. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Jules Verne Les travaux du fond étaient directement reliés aux travaux du jour par les puits d’aération et d’extraction, qui mettaient les divers étages de la mine en communication avec le sol. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

Anthony Trollope You heard how a tenant of mine was murdered? He was murdered by a young man whom this clergyman screens, because,—because,—he is the brother of,—of,—of the young woman. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]