Phrases with "night"

Andrew Lang He asked where his fault lay, and said that every night my wife took one or other of these horses and rode away, and came back only just before dawn. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang But in any case, night after night he came back, only to find her growing wiser and wiser. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jack London He slaved all day, and at night he came home and cooked and cared for us. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Sinclair Lewis At any time, night or day, they could hear motor horns, radios, ticklish lovers and riveting. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang There was no night in that country, so, instead of going to bed very early, as he would have done in his own hut, the young man took another walk. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne All night long the party worked at the excavation, attacking the masses with iron and heat, as the one or the other seemed more likely to be effective. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

The night was calm and pleasant, though somewhat chilly for the beginning of May, and the moon was getting high in the sky. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

That night (my room was next to hers with the intervening door open) I heard her cry out. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

D. H. Lawrence Then once more on that fatal night she prepared for rest. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Many had to be killed, owing to forced marches, and their mothers gave endless trouble, and made night hideous with their bellowing. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne At night the tempest increased in violence. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins However, she is wonderfully neat-handed and careful, and there can be no harm in trying her for one night — that is to say, unless you feel any objection. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Jane Austen The improvement of spending a night in London was added in time, and the plan became perfect as plan could be. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

I realized suddenly how much I loved my work, and when I got back to my quarters that night and saw my men swinging in from a route march I could have howled like a dog at leaving them. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

A. E. W. Mason That night air would be very cold before morning and wake them to shiver in their rags and huddle together in their corner. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson It was spring, and a night warm enough to release the scents of freesia and boronia; though as usual the pittosporums outdid all else. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

It was a bright moonlight night and, taking no lanterns with them, they traversed the whole length of the path through the wood as far as the main road. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Andrew Lang That night his foster-brother again appeared to him uttering the same warning: “Inverawe, Inverawe, shield not the murderer; blood must flow for blood”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Isabella Bird Can we hear teaching when the wolf is on us by night and day? If we let go the Cross we might be rich and safe. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

James Joyce I wrote last night to Mr Field, M.P. There is a meeting of the cattletraders’ association today at the City Arms hotel. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

London at night is no longer lapped in sullen brooding. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

D.H. Lawrence But at night — I think —’ I almost wished it were night to try. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Wilkie Collins There was an instant’s pause of silence; and through it there came heavily on the still night air the rumbling of distant wheels. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

She said she had settled her mistress for the night and put herself to bed just before twelve. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

However, as night approached, Coupeau was little by little seized with uneasiness. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Especially I suffered at night during preparation, when they rang the curfew on the church bells at intolerable length, for these were tranquil hours to which I looked forward eagerly. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Robert Browning That night the Duke said, “Dear or cheap As the cost of this cup of bliss may prove To body or soul, I will drain it deep. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Arthur Machen I got out of bed to get a drink of water, and then had a look out of the windows to see what sort of night it was. Change by Arthur Machen

James Joyce It was a night for hot punches. Dubliners by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope The voters however, at any rate the influential voters, never pass a night there, and combine their city franchise with franchises elsewhere. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell The day and night are each divided into “watches” of three hours long; subdividing the time between sunrise and mid-day, mid-day and sunset. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

The night was pitch black and not a star was shining, and he had with difficulty found his way there, without flashing his torch. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

He had come down amongst us, night after night, to work as we all had worked and to take on the risks that we all had taken on. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

When I had reached my bedroom, and, having undressed, was opening my night shirt preparatory to putting it on, there fell from one of the folds of the garment a scrap of paper. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

I have been night watchman, cellarman, floor scrubber, dishwasher, porter, lavatory attendant. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon He generally stayed up half the night reading, or just thinking. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

As might have been expected, the place was no more than a spoiled wreck of the cozy, homelike room she had left the night before. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

F. Scott Fitzgerald One night I did hear a material car there, and saw its lights stop at his front steps. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

James Anthony Froude The night was gone, and it was daylight. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Edith Wharton When night fell the waters grew louder, a stinging wind swept the woods, and the carriage, staggering from rut to rut, seemed every moment about to land them in some invisible ravine. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Kenneth Grahame Don’t want to spend another night in the Wild Wood again. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

She, Margaret, never went out except at night and then heavily veiled. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Wilkie Collins When night came, the sister and the daughters of the murdered man retired to the upper part of the house, exhausted by the violence of their grief. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Edith Wharton Prince Ferrante had been seriously ailing since the night of the electrical treatment, but the Pope having sent his private physician to Pianura, the boy had rallied under the latter’s care. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

That night I cooked our modest dinner, and we smoked our pipes with the stove door open and the good smell of woodsmoke in our nostrils. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

As Whistling Dick picked his way where night still lingered among the big, reeking, musty warehouses, he gave way to the habit that had won for him his title. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

E. T. A. Hoffmann And during the night she has blossomed up like a rose, and is now waiting for you with all the longing impatience of love. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Arthur Machen He remembered something of a gloomy winter afternoon, of driving rain, of gusty wind: he had fallen asleep over his work, no doubt, and the night had come down. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

It was a keen winter night and snow was packed upon the walks in a way to throw into sharp relief the figures of such pedestrians as happened to be walking alone. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell When —— was here, he complained of a sudden headache, and the night after he was gone I had something similar, very bad, lasting about three hours. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Sir Walter Scott And there was such a solemn melody, ‘Twixt doleful songs, tears, and sad elegies, — Such as old grandames, watching by the dead, Are wont to outwear the night with. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Last night I had made up my mind to say nothing, but when Bartels turned up I knew it must all come out. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H.P. Lovecraft That night a party of ten visited the old North Burying Ground opposite Herrenden’s Lane and opened a grave. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Baldwin Spencer The Yalmuru, at night time, comes to the father while he is asleep in his camp and tells him the name of the child and its totem. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Wilkie Collins The hand that had lain so cold in mine on the past night had life and warmth in it now. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

H. G. Wells Lady Marayne loved a big first night at St. James’s Theatre or His Majesty’s. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Ann Radcliffe One night when Carlo, who had been appointed my guard, was asleep, Nicolo crept into his chamber, and stole from him the keys of my prison. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Edith Wharton Capricious rays, slanting through the shutters, seemed to pick out particular objects for her attention, like searchlights groping for landmarks over a night landscape. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Sleighing is much more generally enjoyed by night than by day, for what reason I could never discover, unless it be, that no gentlemen are to be found disengaged from business in the mornings. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Thomas Hardy She slept away from her lodgings one night during the time. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

The night was pitch dark, but ahead of me in the throat of the pass there was one patch of light, and it showed a rum little hill with a rocky top: what we call in South Africa a castrol or saucepan. Greenmantle by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence When does day now lift up the confines of my dwelling place, when does the night throw open her vastness for me, and send me the stars for company? There is no night in a city. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

One night when she lay by the king, and he did hold her in his arms, as he was wont to love the noble dame, who was dear to him as life, the high-born lady thought her of her foes. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Leonato, upon my honour, myself, my brother, and this grieved Claudio, did see and hear her last night at midnight talk with a man at her chamber window. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Edgar Allan Poe For a long time past we had had no night at all, the daylight being continual. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

James Joyce There was cold night air in the chapel and the marbles were the colour the sea was at night. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

She has her meals brought to her and eats ’em there, and at night she gets me to make her up a bed on the deck alongside of him. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Charles Dudley Warner I remarked late at night a solitary light twinkling from a remote lattice of one of its towers. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

George Meredith You’d wish for them when pitching your tent At night in a whirly dingle! So, off we go, cries Roving Tim, And on we go, old raven! The wind according to its whim Is in and out of haven. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

George Eliot When the kitchen was to her mind, Dinah went into the new room, where Adam had been writing the night before, to see what sweeping and dusting were needed there. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

William Hope Hodgson And, in a little moment, her far voice said these words all about me: “Dearest, thine own feet tread the world at night ——” But no more had she memory of. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Naught lacketh the Northland joy gone past If it lack the night and day. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The servants go down from my floor at eleven o’clock, and the night porter does not come on duty till midnight, so naturally the quietest time is between eleven and twelve. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

I dreamt one night the public hangman was appointed to take my head off; but it is on my shoulders yet. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

On many a night I have hauled at the braces under the shadow of that coast, envying, as sailors will, the people on shore sleeping quietly in their beds within sound of the sea. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Sinclair Lewis He danced that night with many girls. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather You must tell Mrs. Forrester.” One night in the first week of July, a night of glorious moonlight, Niel found himself unable to read, or to stay indoors at all. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

D. H. Lawrence Yet a man ought to feel something, at night under such a moon. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle It was dated at midnight of the preceding night and ran in this way: MY DEAR MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES: You really did it very well. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

I went to bed that night with one proposition overshadowing everything else in my mind, namely, that kissing my cousin Sybil was a difficult, but not impossible, achievement. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Sinclair Lewis He spent the night there, and was so full of holy affection that when the family was asleep, he crept into Lulu’s bedroom. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

It must be Léon’s life-preserver, which the night before had broken Heritage’s head. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Walter Besant The night was clear, with never a cloud, and a bright full moon riding in the sky —— yet in this season, even at midnight, it is so light that there needs no moon. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Jules Verne Then came the night, that silent night in the desert of which Felicien David has so poetically told us the secrets. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Ford Madox Ford Think of the immense spaces, stretching out under the night . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

And at night you drove the sheep to the fold and then sat, in peace and tranquillity, to your pleasant bread. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

H.P. Lovecraf Last night I swallowed the drug and floated dreamily into the golden valley and the shadowy groves; and when I came this time to the antique wall, I saw that the small gate of bronze was ajar. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

Ford Madox Ford What a night of movement and cross movement. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

George Meredith The dawn following such a night will seem more like a daughter of the night than promise of day. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Henry Handel Richardson Then, as suddenly as the light had broken over him, it was gone, and again night wrapped him heavily round; him, by reason of the miracle he had experienced, doubly dark, doubly destitute. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence They were married on a Saturday. On the Sunday night he said: “Set th’ table for my breakfast, an’ put my pit-things afront o’ th’ fire. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Marjorie Bowen Mastino had wrapped her round carefully, with a clumsy tenderness; wrapped her veil about her face, and laid his own cloak over her to shield her from the night and rain. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

It seems only a day since the time when I used to lie awake at night straining my ears for every sound, which I felt would be ‘Black’s gang,’ as they were called. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

From the very night she came back to East Lynne, her love for Mr. Carlyle had burst forth with an intensity never before felt. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George MacDonald The sun went below, and the night came up. Lilith by George MacDonald

H. G. Wells He took off his jacket, for the night was very hot, and pushed into position the uncomfortable seat to which he was condemned for the next four hours. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

But the Brahmin said, “pray for nothing, say Every night in bed, ‘I have been a king, I have been a slave, Nor is there anything. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

H. Rider Haggard Day after day they rowed and sailed up the great river, camping at night upon its banks, which would have been pleasant had it not been for the mosquitoes. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dickens It swung again, although the night was still. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Jules Verne The gallery conducting to the mine was filled up with snow and lumps of ice, which the cold of the following night made as hard as granite. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Even if your going away depends on this conversation, as you say, I doubt if you are the men to put to sea on such a night as this,” said Heyst, motioning Ricardo to precede him out of the house. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

That night John and I occupied the back-room, having conducted Featherston in state to the front, with two candles; and both of us slept excellently well. A Curious Experience by Ellen Wood [1883]

The night was moonless, but bright and clear, and he drew in with delight the cold and frosty air. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Guy de Maupassan The night was soft and warm, the warmth of a half-closed alcove in a bedroom, and which had the effect of a tumbler of new wine. Margot’s Tapers (Noces de Margot) by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing One night about this time she said to herself: ‘I was his mistress, never his wife. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He helped you by suggestion himself—” “He used to lie awake night after night and do it—and I began to dream— No, it was not a dream. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Sigmund Freud And the next night I would be sitting in the tailor's shop again. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

M. P. Shiel He had sought the altar, and that night had written piteously to Hogarth, appealing for fresh friendship and reconsideration of his sentence of dismissal. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Edith Wharton Medford watched in vain for his absent host till night fell, and the punctual Gosling invited him once more to table. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

H. G. Wells I had to fly two hundred kilometres for a pig last night and kill it and cut it up myself, and find out how to cure it. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Last night we raced for glory; to-day we race for a stake. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

What night life there is moves noiselessly, and this is the time for legend or tradition or narrative of exploits of young days. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Isabella Bird Those who expected to spend Sunday night on shore were disappointed. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Jules Verne Above, the orb of night was nearing the line followed by the projectile, so as to meet it at the given hour. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Ford Madox Ford I have told you that the girl came one night to his room. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

On Thursday night there was a violent blow from the northward; but as this was off-shore, we had only to let go our other anchor and hold on. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Henry James They must have spent the night in packing, they had so many things and such pretty ones; and their poor maid, all the morning, had scarce had time to swallow her coffee. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Jules Verne The night passed on without further incident. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Anthony Trollope Then it struck him for the first time that it was the night of the week on which the members were wont to assemble. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan It was sad, so sad to be always alone in life, alone in one’s home, night and day, to have no one on whom one can bestow affection, confidence, intimacy. Tombstones by Guy de Maupassan

Willa Cather The Chicago train was usually punctual, and surely he would have taken a cab from the station, for it was a raw February night with a freezing wind blowing off the lake. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

H. G. Wells On Saturday night I dreamt of her very vividly. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Marie Corelli The Campagna! How he hated it! Should he pass the night at that albergo, or walk on? He hesitated a little — then made for the inn direct. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Abraham Merri It was never wholly dark at night in the land under the mirage; there was always a faint green luminescence, but to-night it was brighter than I had ever seen it. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Charles Dudley Warner He had an easy sleek mule for his riding; a matronly housekeeper skilled in preparing tidbits for his table; and the pet-lamb, to smooth his pillow at night and bring him his chocolate in the morning. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

George Gissing Last night we were talking, when the children had gone to bed, and all at once he startled me by saying—‘If only you could come and keep house for me. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had a feeling that the field of action had broadened, that they were no longer in the little night restaurant, but on the arena of a prospective and far-reaching battleground. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

G. K. Chesterton On such a night every snake or sea-beast must have turned and twisted in every crypt or corner of the architecture. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Anthony Trollope What a useful member you would have made in government!’ ‘But I should never have had the patience to sit all night upon that bench in the House of Commons. How men can do it! They mustn’t read. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The watchman hinted obscurely at powers of invisibility possessed by the master, who often at night . An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

They again slept a night in London, and in the morning Philip took Charles for a drive through the places he had heard of, and was much edified by actually beholding. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

H.P. Lovecraft The dance-hall church is now mostly a dance-hall, and queer faces have appeared at night at the windows. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle I met some of the old set last night down at ‘The Admiral Vernon’. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Elizabeth Von Arnim That night in her prayers Mrs. Arbuthnot asked for guidance. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Arnold Bennett In the brightness of the starry night she saw that his face had a sardonic, meditative smile. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

There was no support that night in the things that had been. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

The night watch evinced the same terror, refused, in his turn, to accompany Athos, and only pointed with his hand to the road he was to take. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. F. Benson But once inside Horton’s door isolation as of an Arctic night seemed to close round me. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

It was pretty late that night when we got home, and poor mother and Aileen were that glad to see us that they didn’t ask too many questions. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Gissing The night had after all been a troubled one: Beatrice declined breakfast and, having dressed with effort, lay on a sofa, her eyes closed. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing The action of pressing the hands to the heart previous to the fainting-fit had impressed itself on his mind, and gave him much matter for anxious thought during that night and for days after. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang Nobody went to bed, but all passed the night in rallying and joking with each other. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

By a mere coincidence, the visit was made on the day after the night that Deputy King had unlocked the house for another and very different purpose. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

As I came at night so I shall go. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

H. Rider Haggard The bird had flown to the Temple, stating that she was going, as was sometimes the custom among Zu–Vendi ladies of rank, to spend the night in meditation before the altar. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

M. P. Shiel He had known that he must have about his body the unmistakable signs of an abnormal condition in order to sleep a night in the infirmary—which was what he wanted. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Radclyffe Hall That night he appeared in his best silk pyjamas — the pink ones that made his complexion look sallow. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Gaston Leroux He went back to bed, shivering, for the night was cold, and put the revolver on the table within his reach. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Anthony Trollope But he could not speak in his ordinary voice, or bid his father good night as though nothing special to him had happened. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle One winter’s night when the snow was on the ground he sent down for my father, who hurried up to his house. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Now he walked well-nigh night and day. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Walter Scott Men say downby that Halbert’s turned a wild springald, and that we may have word of him from Westmoreland one moonlight night or another. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

George Meredith I was a sop of tears all night long, and oh! if you had seen my face in the morning. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Thomas Hardy As her husband had now and then gone out in this way at night before when unwell, or unable to sleep for want of a pipe, she took no particular notice, and continued at her ironing. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Ghysbrecht Van Swieten could not sleep all night for anxiety. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I keep it so because, to tell the truth, I am somewhat of a night prowler myself, and when I treat myself to a ramble under the stars I like to slip in and out without ceremony. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Virginia Woolf He caught phrase after phrase exactly, firmly, more exactly, he noted, making a brief note in the margin, than the night before. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

If night overtook her in her search she must think of some really reassuring lie which could be telephoned to her father at Steynes to account for her absence. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

From morning until night the mother and son toiled on, until the earth around their hut had been explored to the depth of six feet. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Only one thing he withheld — and that to spare himself an emotion he could not yet grapple with — the fact of the High Lama’s death that night and of his own succession. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

They are holding services, something like what he held here, every Sunday night for themselves. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Henry James She looks naturally new, as if she took out every night her large lovely varnished eyes and put them in water. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

Isabella Bird At night the muleteers were beseeching on their knees. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Arthur Machen The parting was as strange as the meeting, and that night when he laid his work aside, and let himself sink deep into the joys of memory, all the encounter seemed as wonderful and impossible as magic. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Edgar Rice Burroughs At night they slept where darkness overtook them, lying upon the ground, and sometimes covering their heads, and more seldom their bodies, with the great leaves of the elephant’s ear. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Victor Hugo This depth of night and this glory of day united, formed in the mind of the spectator a chiaroscuro in which appeared endless perspectives. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

So, making the best of a bad job, I had supper and a pipe, and spent a very chilly night in a hole among the boulders. Prester John by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence But not this night, nor last night, but in the unfathomed night of Sunday, of the Sabbath silence. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson There were the eighteen bunks in a double tier, nine on either hand, where from eighteen to thirty-six miners had once snored together all night long, John Stanley, perhaps, snoring loudest. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

What with the walk over the bluff and the forest, having no sleep the night before, and the bother and trouble of it all, I was pretty well used up. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

It was nearly midday when he reentered the sitting-room where he had sat up so late the night before. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

But at this time of night and season of the year there was no call for any one to be trespassing on our preserves. Prester John by John Buchan

At night I cry, “Would to God it were morning!” In the morning, “Would to God it were evening!” I loathe myself, and all around me. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

For the sun had sunk behind a wall as dense as night and left the world to its fate. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Anna Katherine Green If she came into your town, it was yesterday or possibly the night before. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells In the road that runs from the top of Putney Hill to Wimbledon was a number of poor vestiges of the panic torrent that must have poured Londonward on the Sunday night after the fighting began. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Thomas Hardy And I shan’t be able to sleep here at night sometimes, for the same reason. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle It wasn’t you as set us on to go at night and paint out the Government Plimsoll marks and then paint ’em in again higher up, so as to be able to overload. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Florence Dixie The night was as black as pitch, and the roaring of the wind, the shouts of the sailors, and the wash of the water along the decks, heightened with their deafening noise, the anxiety of the moment. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Anthony Trollope At about seven in the evening word was brought to me that the Queen of — I think Saxony, but I am sure it was a Queen — wanted to see the night mails sent out. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

When I returned that night I was presented to Mike: I found him a big, good-looking Irishman who thought his wife a wonder and all she did perfect. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

George Gissing Last night were you drunk?’ ‘I had drunk nothing. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

Anatole France Then night had come, the murmur of the waters in the silence, the words and the looks that had troubled her, the first kiss of her lover, the beginning of incomparable love. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Willa Cather I went to sleep that night hoping I would never waken. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Last night we dropped more than £70 to old Williamson. You know him, the old chap with beady eyes and that big ugly nose. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

One was Sabine, as he had seen her that night when he had revealed his knowledge of the Painted Floor, and her arms had opened towards him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Willa Cather Every night for years, when she said her prayers, she had prayed that she might never have a long sickness or be a burden. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

But all this appeared to me no more than as a night of trouble, on which the dawn would soon arise. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

George Gissing A day and a night had to be lived through before she could know her fate, so long must she suffer things not to be uttered. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The night was dark, snow was falling, the streets were silent and deserted. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

He and I were alone in that large room; I was sitting near the open window, looking into the dark night air. Dickon the Devil by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne The night passed thus, without disturbing the ordinary repose of the crew. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Each night I returned to the Castle, and found there repose and love awaiting me. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

I did not find them in Giffen. He was much as I remembered him on the June night when I had slept here — a trifle fuller in the face, perhaps, a little more placid about the mouth and eyes. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

What could have allured me about it then and have drawn me at night into the street? No, I had a lofty way of getting out of it all. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Benjamin Disraeli He instantly repaired to him, and on the way the fatal truth was broken to him: our friend had committed suicide! He had been playing all night with one whom I cannot now name. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Last night I wore a blue satin, trimmed fully with magnificent point-lace, and stomacher à la Sévigné, light blue velvet hat and feathers, with an aigrette of sapphires and diamonds. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson Look at yesterday! Out in the blazing sun from morning till night — I didn’t get back from the second round till nine. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

So it was almost certain they would be setting off knowing nothing of what had happened at Orwell Hall during the night and unaware that the police were now in possession of the house. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]