Phrases with "name"

George Gissing It was in a decently sordid street south of the river; in a window on the ground floor hung an announcement of Alexander’s name and business. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing Never having experienced any feeling which he could dignify with the name of love, Godwin had no criterion in himself whereby to test the emotions now besetting him. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Gaston Leroux My name is Joseph Rouletabille!” The silence which followed his stepping into the witness-box was broken by laughter when his words were heard. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

The thumping of wooden pestles husking the evening rice stopped for a moment and Babalatchi’s name rang afresh shrilly on women’s lips in various keys. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Zona Gale About the floor stood stone sarcophagi and beneath the long flags kings were sleeping, each with his abandoned name graven on the stones, washed year-long by the dark. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Henry James The name on the table smote him as the passage of his neighbour had done, and what it said to him, full in the face, was that she was what he had missed. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

Henry Lawson Most of us didn’t know the name till we saw it on the coffin; we knew him as “that poor chap that got drowned yesterday. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Jacques Futrelle He remembered that name perfectly. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Andrew Lang He thus could not accuse Bedloe’s Jesuits. He did not name other men, as Mr. Pollock holds, to shield the Jesuits. Practically they did not need to be shielded. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Nellie Bly He wrote his name in my notebook, saying to the nurse that I would forget all about it in an hour. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

At length, with a violent effort at self-control: “The name of that woman?” he said. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The mermaid has been discredited by her human name and her legendary human habits. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Barbara!” The name was uttered in affright, and Richard plunged amidst the trees, for somebody was in sight — a tall, dark form advancing from the end of the walk. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

John Galsworthy But it all came back to a cemetery — to a name and a date on a tomb. To Let by John Galsworthy

Jonathan Swif Why do not you name what number you have received? You say you have received my letters, but do not tell the number. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

H. Rider Haggard He would not use the fly-leaf, because her name was on it, so he must write across the title-page. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells I tried again; “Her name is —— Cust,” I protested, “But I have known her by her Christian name, talked to her, talked about her, liked and admired her, visited her father’s home at ——. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle He heard his name bellowed in triumph from every side. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Saville, the least egoistic of human beings, smiled to hear her name that a defect, which was in his eyes her crowning virtue. Lodore by Mary Shelley

His name was Dwerrihouse; he was a lawyer by profession; and, if I was not greatly mistaken, was first cousin to the wife of my host. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

Then speeken they of Canacées ryng, And seyden alle, that such a wonder thing Of craft of rynges herd they never noon, Sauf that he, Moyses, and kyng Salamon Hadden a name of connyng in such art. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Sir Walter Scott To-morrow, or the next day, shall be a day of battle to all who bear the name of M’Donnell or Cameron, whatever be the event. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Willa Cather Her name was Virginia Ward. She was a tiny little thing, but she had lovely eyes and such gentle ways. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Victor Hugo Was not his name written on the letter — “To Gwynplaine?” The paper was scented. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

E. F. Benson Then like a sudden recollection, when one remembers a name which has long escaped the memory, I knew what I feared. The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson

The name Vincentina is not known as occurring in any mineralogical book. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Anthony Trollope It might go hard with him should an attempt be made to force him to name another cause. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

By the holy name of God this shall not be!” “Oh, my father!” “No! this shall not be. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Meredith His name was inquired for out of the dusk. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Jules Verne Perhaps he would there learn the name of the shipwrecked schooner to succour which Louis and the sailors had sacrificed themselves. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

By-the-by, you haven’t told me what your name is yet. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

M. R. James Only I thought proper to name it, for I didn’t think that box’d been off its shelf since you first put it there; and, if you’ll excuse me, after what happened . A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Olaf Stapledon Not until Victor’s name began to appear in the press as an agitator and a revolutionary, did the father try to assert his paternal authority. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Knowing the Count by name only, as belonging to an ancient family in Provence or in Languedoc, Monsieur Héraultordered him to be shown in. Memoirs of an Adopted Son by Wilkie Collins [1861]

James Joyce Her name was Mrs. Sinico. Her husband’s great-great-grandfather had come from Leghorn. Her husband was captain of a mercantile boat plying between Dublin and Holland; and they had one child. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Gissing Waymark smiled as he compared the two envelopes, on one of which his name stood in firm, upright characters, on the other in slender, sloping, delicate writing. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

My father’s name will be purified again, and he will sleep quietly in his unknown grave. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

James Joyce Out of my name you call me, Leelander. But in my shelter you’ll miss me. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Theodore Dreiser Her name was not very attractive — Ella F. Hubby, as he eventually learned — but she was not unpleasing. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

What is your name?” “My papa’s name is Mr. Henry,” he answered. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Walter Scott The door itself was blazoned with the name of Gideon Gray, M. A. Surgeon, &c. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

George Meredith How one sane man could name another a donkey for fighting to clear an innocent young lady’s reputation, passed his rational conception. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Virginia Woolf How vexatious! Who was it? Dear me, the young man whose name she had forgotten; not Jones; nor Hodge . Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle But there on the brown rock you will see Belzoni. And up higher is Gordon. There is hardly a name famous in the Soudan which you will not find, if you like. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Viola was not there; but the nurse! — was she gone also? He made the house resound with the name of Gionetta, but there was not even an echo to reply. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

D. H. Lawrence I thought of a name for myself, but I have forgotten it. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton His name was George Carter, and he was a small green-grocer in those parts. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

This styptic, I am told by Mr. R. B. Sharpe, of the British Museum, was long supposed to be peculiar to Malta; hence its pre-Linnaean name (Fungus Melitensis). The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

She was to learn later that it was the first thing that anyone remarked on when Nash’s name was mentioned. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Thomas Hardy Her ears had but just caught the name of the head draughtsman, when she saw him advancing directly to address her. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Gertrude Stein His name is Polybe. They speak to each other. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Thomas Hardy Tess, you must spell your name correctly — d’Urberville — from this very day. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

If one can get anything that can be manufactured into a feature and be dignified with a name once in five or six miles, one is very lucky. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

John Bunyan The name of the eldest was Passion, and the name of the other Patience. Passion seemed to be much discontent; but Patience was very quiet. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

E. F. Benson God never labels his gifts; He just puts them into our hands; just as he put animals in the garden of Eden, for Adam to name if he felt disposed. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Rudyard Kipling If you call one dog’s name for “visiting,” and accidentally lash another, the two will fight it out at once, and stop all the others. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Henry James Indeed it was plain that the American name had ceased to have any application to them — I had seen this in the ten minutes I spent in the old woman’s room. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Theodore Dreiser In each case Cowperwood’s name was mentioned as the secret power behind the new companies, conspiring to force the old companies to buy him out. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

But I was presently undeceived, for the name they gave was a foreign one, which my English tongue finds it very hard even yet to pronounce. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton Perhaps he thought she wanted him to put his name down for so much in sympathy — or even in money . The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

When the masterful old aunt inquires, “What is the man’s name, my dear?” she answers brazenly, “His name is Putois.” “Where does he live?” “Oh, I don’t know; anywhere. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

He did not imagine that his idea ever recurred to the thoughtless throng, whose very name and identity were changed by the lapse of twelve years. Lodore by Mary Shelley

H. G. Wells It was Mrs. —— I forget her name — our landlady in open rebellion at last, talking to a sympathetic neighbour in the next garden and talking through the window at me. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

I’ve traveled many a land, and read not a few books, old and new; but nowhere have I heard that name before. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope I do not wish to hear his name again. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

It’s extremely probable he may have changed his name for some temporary purpose. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope And he never knew me by any other name than Swan, and when he was a child he took me for his aunt. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

A. E. W. Mason The name hardly described the room, for it had always been more of a gun-room than a study. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

I regard them as a means of protecting my own property and I cheerfully sign my name and give my password, which the manager compares with his record-book before he releases the first lock of my safe. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

H. G. Wells He handed me a little measure with some of the restorative — I forget the name of it — he had brought with us. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Jeremy Bentham In a bad sense, it has no name applicable to it in all cases: in particular cases it is styled partiality. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Richard Burton Sonnini is not wrong when he says, “the Arabs give the name of Kayf to the voluptuous relaxation, the delicious stupor, produced by the smoking of hemp. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Robert Louis Stevenson He uttered to himself the name of Flora in so many touching and dramatic keys, that he became at length fairly melted with tenderness, and could have sung aloud. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens It is impossible to turn this leaf of my life, without putting Bentley Drummle’s name upon it; or I would, very gladly. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry James But when she began to see what it implied she drew back; there was more in the bond than she had meant to put her name to. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Mark Twain There was no name missing from the register. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

F. Scott Fitzgerald His name was Gus Rose. Leaving the café they sauntered down Sixth Avenue, wielding toothpicks with great gusto and complete detachment. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing At length one more thoughtful than the rest sped away out of the room, and stood at the bottom of the stairs, calling out her teacher’s name as loud as she could. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Wilkie Collins I couldn’t catch the name the first time, and the second time master knocked at the door, with his regular mouthful of questions, and another of his trumpery nosegays. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Geoffrey Chaucer Under an hethen castel, atte laste, Of which the name in my text toght I fynde, Custance and eek hir child the see upcaste. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

And yet he was a man! Do Walter all the injustice in the world, but you could never name him effeminate. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Moreover, stories tending to discredit him with the advisers of the Court, and to connect his name with the plots of the other exiles, were probably circulating pretty freely at this time. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Virginia Woolf Certainly he wrote an essay—the name escapes me—about the manuscript of one of Milton’s poems which he saw here. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Arthur Conan Doyle This de Lapp or de Lissac, or whatever his devil’s name is. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

The little stranger was called Belinda, a name which the Squire had found in one of the dead man’s manuscripts. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

But I’ve a name for takin’ a stoup ower muckle, and when the folk thocht I was fou, my lugs were as gleg as a maukin’s. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli He knocked gaily at the door, a schoolboy’s knock, and was hardly in the hall when his name was called, and he caught the face of his sister, leaning over the balustrade of the landing-place. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

His name was George Hunter.” “Hell,” exclaimed the first man, “then where is he now?” “Oh, he left us a few minutes after he’d given your friend our cards,” said the girl. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Anthony Trollope The name of Lady Ongar was odious to her. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The bill, if passed, would be mainly his bill, and yet the world would never hear his name connected with it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Some confusion has also arisen with respect to the Hebrew name of the magnet. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Wilkie Collins Say that it is for your wife, your niece, and yourself, and use any assumed name you please, as long as it is a name that can be trusted to defeat the most suspicious inquiries. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The boy “Lendo,” whose appropriate name means “The Go,” bore a burden of his own size all day, and acted as little foot-page at the halt. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Guy de Maupassant On the ground floor, a number of sailors were making a deafening noise, and Louise and Flora drank with one and the other, so as to merit their name of the two Pumps more than ever. La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George Borrow My name is Ephraim Fragey: I am stable-boy to the Neapolitan consul, who prizes himself upon possessing the best horses in Tangier; you shall mount any you please. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Victor Cleves glanced up at the stage, then continued to study the name of the girl on the programme. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

The curious coincidence of finding Mr. Tennant scribbling Louise’s name all over a sheet of paper had prevented my putting my intention into execution. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

His name was Powell, and he was put in the way of this berth by Mr. Powell, the shipping master. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I see no reason why you should not marry her secretly in London, in the name of Everard Dominey, and have the ceremony repeated under your rightful name later on. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Miles Franklin And the title of the book was my spoof autobiography—and there was my name printed below it!!!! It looked so different in print—so conspicuous somehow, that I was frightened. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

At the upper end is a sort of altar, where the name of God is written; and before it stand two candlesticks, as high as a man, with wax candles as thick as three flambeaux. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Nathaniel Hawthorne How this child came by the odd name of Pansie, and whether it was really her baptismal name, I have not ascertained. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. O’Hara said not a word to Kate of the doctrines which the priest had preached, but she found herself encouraged to mention their new friend’s name to the girl. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Won’t Miss Stacy be delighted? Oh, Anne, what does it feel like to see your name at the head of a pass list like that? If it were me I know I’d go crazy with joy. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Sir Walter Scott This was Dickie Sludge, or Flibbertigibbet, who, like the imp whose name he bore, and whom he had been accoutred in order to resemble, seemed to be ever at the ear of those who thought least of him. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Henry James What is your name?” I had in my pocket a small volume of Pascal’s “Thoughts,” on the fly-leaf of which were written my name and address. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

His name was Druff, he said; he had lived at Cray Bay most of his life, and knew every inch of its land and every wave of its sea. Rose Lodge by Ellen Wood [1876]

Willa Cather She called his name on the threshold, but in her swift flight across the room she felt a change in him and caught herself up so deftly that he could not tell just when she did it. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

M. R. James My name is William Crome, and my grandfather was Vicar in your grandfather’s time. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Wilkie Collins What a relief it will be to get rid of that child! And how hard I shall work at canvassing for subscribers’ votes! Your name will be a tower of strength when I use it as a reference. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Morrison I say, wha’sh name my ship?” “You’re a rum sailor-man,” said Dan, “not to know the name of your own ship ten minutes together. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Rudyard Kipling How the call was and is now responded to, the dry records of that book will show; and the name of the Padre-Sahib is honoured, as these ears have heard, throughout Udaipur and far around. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Virginia Woolf I choose out across the hall some unknown face and can hardly drink my tea when she whose name I do not know sits opposite. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Arnold Bennett She often explained that her name was not Frensham; but in vain. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Andrew Lang Now it was certainly a little audacious of him to venture to say to the Emperor’s daughter, ‘Will you marry me?’ But he did venture to say so, for his name was known far and wide. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott You never heard my name in your life. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

H. G. Wells Our phrase, “the Open Conspiracy” is merely a name for that awakening. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

William Makepeace Thackeray My name would not save me were it ever so famous. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

T. E. Lawrence The verbal poverty of their Rome-borrowed name indicated a political disintegration. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George MacDonald But how was I to fit her with a name who could not see her? I strove to get alongside of her, but failed: when I quickened my pace she quickened hers, and kept easily ahead of me. Lilith by George MacDonald

Washington Irving It receives its name from its note, which is thought to resemble those words. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

H. G. Wells But scarcely had he mentioned the name of Bessel when Doctor Paget interrupted him. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Under other circumstances I fancy I might have made a name for myself in that line of study. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Algernon Blackwood I spoke his name as I followed him softly over the carpet. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Even that tag-rag and bob-tail from adjacent St. Giles’s had heard of Joseph Lemuel. His name had been in the penny newspapers. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Meredith Why did my name appear in the papers? Because I was his son. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The name of Carlyle bore a lofty standing in the county; Carlyle and Davidson were known as first-class practitioners; no pettifogging lawyers were they. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Gissing Somebody had called him ‘the Idealist,’ and the name adhered to him. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Mme. Lacheneur had been reared like other poor peasant girls; that is to say, on the day of her marriage it was only with great difficulty she succeeded in inscribing her name upon the register. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle The German name of the victim, the absence of all other motive, and the sinister inscription on the wall, all pointed to its perpetration by political refugees and revolutionists. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

William Hazlitt O, name him not: let us not break with him; For he will never follow any thing, That other men begin. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Captivating Anthony at once with his handsome appearance, he said in a charmingly melodious voice, “My name ees Croupin, Raphael Croupin, and your mistress, she know I am coming. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was now that the name of The Recluse became general for the young man. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing His name was announced at the door of a sitting-room, and he entered. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope He was supposed to have come originally from Kilkenny, and whether his real name was or was not Lax, Captain Clayton did not pretend to say. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Robert Green Ingersoll Her name was Esther. I don’t feel like reading the whole of the second chapter. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope During no portion of his parliamentary career had Mr Browborough’s name been treated with so much respect in the grandly ecclesiastical city as now. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

He cried out: “They asked me my name and I told them. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

D. H. Lawrence There’s no name nor mark on it, is there?’ She slipped on the torn thing, and sat dreamily looking out of the window. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton His name was Morton, and he was a Liverpool man long pickled in the Irish quarrels, and doing his duty among them in a sour fashion not altogether unsympathetic. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

His visitations and catechizings among his flock were his chief care, and he began to win a name for diligence. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Anthony Trollope But every now and then there came up a name which stirred them, and they went to the voting pens — ovilia — with a purpose of their own. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope Her name was Agnes Pope. The other servant was an elderly woman, who had been in the house all her life, but was unfortunately deaf. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Edith Wharton The Willows! The name suddenly recalled Mrs. Tracy’s menacing allusion. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Andrew Lang What shall we name him, and what fortune shall we give him?’ said the second. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim He mentions your name as that of an-old friend, who will be glad to give her a home in London for the present, and where I may hear of her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Anthony Trollope You must execute a series of bills, falling due quarterly, and then —’ ‘I will execute no bill, I will put my name to no paper in the matter; as to that my mind is fully made up. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Lespel has him to lunch today;—calls him a gentleman-tradesman; odd fish! and told a fellow called—where is it now?—a name like brass or copper . Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Ford Madox Ford She’s been playing at black masses along with that Mrs Profumo and the fellow whose name I can’t remember. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

It was her mother’s name also. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

I’ve tried to tell you something about the world before the war, the world I got a sniff of when I saw King Zog’s name on the poster, and the chances are that I’ve told you nothing. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

The C.O. had sent my name in for a commission a little before I was wounded. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Walter Scott But he bore him like a brave man, and his name is deathless in the memory of the worthy. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Rudyard Kipling Then he could report, and then we could mop ’em up!” “Most immoral! That’s how we got —” Stalky quoted the name of a province won by just such a sacrifice. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Florence Dixie And now at a moment when you might with justice upbraid me, you work from six o’clock in the morning till late at night, to make ends meet, and save my name from shame. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

E. F. Benson Grebe indeed! Grab would be the best name for any house she lives in. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Edith Wharton For an instant he did not remember what she alluded to; it was the mere mention of Ellie Vanderlyn’s name that had fallen between them like an icy shadow. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

George Gissing Some moments passed, then he heard his name murmured. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Nikolai Gogol The mare’s name was Agrafena Ivanovna. Strong and bold as a Southern beauty, she suddenly became motionless. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

Joseph Furphy His name was Rory O’Halloran. Of course, I offered him the rugged hospitalities of my hut. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Sinclair Lewis Which name they went right on calling it, whenever they weren’t careful. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Yesterday, the 15th of October, Mr. Young managed to get the name of this place from the natives. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

And then it was discovered that the name was not Crew but Carew. Abel himself corrected the coroner. Hester Reed’s Pills by Ellen Wood [1874]

H. G. Wells In Lord Thunderclap’s mind socialism was another name for malignant investigation. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Caroline Lamb One only subject was entirely excluded from conversation: Lord Avondale’s name was forbidden to be mentioned in her presence, and every allusion to the past was to be studiously avoided. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Algernon Blackwood I will now name it for you, and for myself, as best I may. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Edith Wharton She spoke very pleasantly, in a low voice, asking me my name and age and so on, and if I had everything I wanted, and if I wasn’t afraid of feeling lonely in the country. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Thomas Hardy At the bottom stood the village which lent its name to the upland and the annual fair that was held thereon. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins This gentleman’s name was Mr. Meeke. He was a single man, very young, and very lonely in his position. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle My name is, as you know, as good as that of any firm in the City. For nearly forty years it has been above stain or suspicion. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Wilkie Collins The Christian name sufficiently identifies the inscription with the Winterfield whom I know. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anthony Trollope She gave him her hand ever so graciously; and he, when he had gone on, returned and asked her to name a dance. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Walter Scott One was a somewhat slight made, but alert-looking man, by name Lysimachus, and by profession a designer. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Miles Franklin A man of his intelligence, coupled with his wonderful experience among stock, would, they averred, make a name and fortune for himself dealing or auctioneering if he only liked to try. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

A. E. W. Mason I remember very well a sentence which Harry Feversham—” He spoke the name quite carelessly, but paused just for a moment after he had spoken it. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Thomas Wolfe But since the bank failed I don’t think I’ve heard your name mentioned. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

He talked about the old mill so often that I hoped it was the name of some place. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

George Gissing For it was her name that had roused the rabble finally against him. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Edith Wharton I never forget an operative’s name or face. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle I had received one of the earliest specimens, and I desired my name to be associated with the first exploration of its properties. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Wilkie Collins He added (with the odious talkativeness of servants), that her name was Fanny. “Who is Fanny?” “Lady Glyde’s maid, sir. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Richard Burton No wonder that the ancient Arabs loved to give the high-sounding name of this oratory to distant places in their giant Caliph-empire. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

It is as common, among these people, to give the name of “blockhead” to a Milanese, as “your illustrious lordship” to a cavalier. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

H. Rider Haggard Remember that Maria, with all her possessions, asks nothing better than to become your wife, and that I have absolutely nothing but my name and my good looks. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard His name was José da Silvestra, and he lived three hundred years ago. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne The jangada departed at daybreak, and passed the little archipelago of the Iatio and Cochiquinas islands, after having left the village of the latter name on the right. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

His name figures little in the biographies and memoirs of Londoners, and he himself would not have wished the record of his daily life to be preserved. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Sinclair Lewis Early in March they had the cable from Howard that Little Nero had been born, that Little Nero’s name was Franklin R. Cornplow, and that ‘mother son self oke’. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins She has not deceived me — she loves me! What do I care whether she has given me her true name or not! She has given me her true heart. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Walter Scott The man had a name among the lower class, but his exploits were considerably exaggerated; he had always one or two fellows with him, but never aspired to the command of above three or four. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Margaret Oliphant What was that you said about Lady—Lady—what lady? Come in: and my name?—my name has been unheard in this country, so far as I know, for ten years. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Sir Walter Scott If the guest’s name was Scott, the necessity was doubly imperative. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Charles Kingsley If otherwise, you have only to name whither you wish your mails to be sent, and I shall, with unfeigned sorrow, obey your commands concerning them. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Algernon Blackwood But he made the name sound exactly like a gush of wind through branches that’s the nearest I can get to it,” “Well and then?” “Don’t be impatient, Edward. I try to be accurate. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

G. K. Chesterton The name of the gentleman from next door appeared to be Wilmot, and there was nothing to indicate that he had anything to do in the world except collect impressions of a cultivated sort. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Sir Walter Scott And so may God defend his own good cause!” This summons was signed by John Balfour of Burley, as quarter-master general of the army of the Covenant, for himself, and in name of the other leaders. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith Perhaps by and by you will learn your mistake, and then you will acknowledge the name for it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Arthur Morrison His house was in a street in Pimlico, the ground-floor front room of which was made into an office, with a wire blind carrying his name in gilt letters. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Charles Dickens His name remains in the Firm to this hour. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

If I don’t give ’im what for, well, my name ain’t Johnny Walker. You mark me. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]