Phrases with "nodded"

The Chinamen —” Ricardo nodded and raised his hand. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope He nodded his head as he handed it to her. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim He nodded not unkindly and stood looking at her, leaning upon his stick. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Roger nodded to him but could not speak; he left explanations to Caithness. In a moment Isabel came also; to her he turned, and with her he shut himself away. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

William Makepeace Thackeray Lord Roundtowers, by her side, nodded his head too, for awhile, and then fell asleep. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

At every louder shout they nodded at each other with a ridiculous affectation of scandalised propriety, and they remained in the same attitude for some time after the noise had ceased. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

George Gissing And sure enough he did, and there was me standing in his way, and he put his hand out to give me something, and just nodded and went on. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

George Gissing When the direction of Mrs. Mutimer’s eyes at length caused Richard and Daniel to turn their heads, Alice nodded to each. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

James Joyce Tom Rochford nodded and drank. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The old woman nodded and chuckled, delighted by her master’s unwonted friendliness. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

John Galsworthy To-morrow — Chichester?” Checking all impulse, Dinny nodded and went out. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Jules Verne Herbert was in ecstasies, Neb bounded with joy, Pencroft nodded his great head, murmuring these words, — “Come, our engineer gets on capitally!” The nitro-glycerine had indeed acted powerfully. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

There was a short discussion, and then the Greenshirts nodded and stood aside. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Edith Wharton She nodded and laughed “Yes, one,” and he felt a blackness settling on his brows. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He nodded briefly and waited until the door was closed before he spoke. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Jack London Wolf Larsen nodded approval and relinquished the wheel to me. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

But what is this, my dear?” She nodded at the dwarf Lester said: “It was made by — I don’t even know who he is, but by the man in your room. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Rebecca looked at her and nodded coldly. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

His long knife ready in his hand, squinting José remained standing over Castro. Those two men nodded to each other significantly at the intelligence. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Andrew Lang Their hair was as white as the snow, and their flesh of an icy blue, and they mumbled and nodded in a kind of dream, and their frozen breath hung round them like a cloud. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope She nodded her head also, merely intending him to understand thereby that she herself understood something about business. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

D. H. Lawrence And she nodded with a strange, crazed poise, nodded quite serenely, saying: “In here! In here! It’s all right. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Click, his brother, nodded his head. The Grisly Folk by H. G. Wells [1921]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Does that fix it?” Rudolph had not the faintest idea what Father Schwartz was talking about, but he nodded and the priest nodded back at him and returned to his mysterious preoccupation. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Henry Handel Richardson Well, good-day, doctor, good-day to you!” Mahony smiled, nodded and went on his way. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

She nodded to a corner of the house, which had been the shell of the old peel tower. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

But it was the bleak smile of a man thinking of other things, and I thought he nodded rather sadly. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. Nathan nodded his head with satisfaction. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Then look like a muff as you are, and say nothing!” The stable-boy stared, nodded assent, and sloped off. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

On the fourth floor the matron on duty halted him, but when he murmured an explanation she nodded and laid a finger on her lips. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

He nodded to this friend and that in the crowd, gruffly. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He nodded and watched her with all his eyes until she was out of the door. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

That touch about the general who had killed hundreds of thousands appealed to his professional instincts, and he nodded with great approval. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Arnold Bennett But I did hear —” Edwin nodded confirmingly. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Harvey nodded his acknowledgment and continued. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

D. H. Lawrence She nodded blackly to Gudrun, whom she did not know to speak to, but well enough by sight and reputation. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Father Antonio nodded dismally. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Abraham Merri She nodded and began to speak — and then I saw her eyes open wide and stark terror fill them. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

The leaning head hung threat’ning o’er the flood, And nodded to the left. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

The Little One nodded carelessly, and touched Etoile–Filante with the prick of the spur. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

The sentries saluted, and their officer, whom Jaikie had already interviewed, nodded and took a step towards the car. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Virginia Woolf He nodded with some degree of stiffness to Rodney and Denham, who had both risen upon seeing him, and now altogether sat down. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

He nodded to the Duc d’Alençon, waved his hand to his sister Marguerite, passed Henry without apparently seeing him, and sprang upon the fiery Barbary horse, which started off at once. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Kenneth Grahame And they got very cocky, and went about saying you were done for this time! You would never come back again, never, never!” Toad nodded once more, keeping silence. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Louisa May Alcott Jo nodded and laughed, and flourished her broom as she called out . Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

D. H. Lawrence But Mr. Pappleworth nodded his head in the direction of the boy, and the talk went on sotto voce. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Watson stood there speaking to Perry. She nodded to him, and he came across to her. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Barris handed him the written reply and nodded good-bye: there was a thud of hoofs on the greensward, a jingle of bit and spur across the gravel, and the messenger was gone. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

E. Phillips Oppenheim Susan, the centre of a gay little party, looked round as she entered the inner room and nodded to the two men. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Willa Cather Mrs. Kronborg nodded cheerfully, and after the blessing, as she began to pour the coffee, turned to her. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Castro planted himself before Manuel, nodded menacingly, and stooped ready for a spring. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Willa Cather Fred nodded sympathetically and went on. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope The countess got up as Crosbie entered and greeted him with an open hand; but Alexandrina kept her seat, and merely nodded at him a little welcome. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Then he married her,” and Mrs. Percival nodded at the princess. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Wilkie Collins Miss Graybrooke nodded her head responsively, and settled herself in her chair, as if summoning her attention in anticipation of a coming demand on it. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

He knew Curberry slightly and nodded to him without any word or salutation. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

I remember saying once to Arthur Koestler, ‘History stopped in 1936’, at which he nodded in immediate understanding. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

Then he nodded to Medina. “We meet again sooner than we expected. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Charles Dickens Dick nodded assent, and drained his glass. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

He nodded and seemed to pull himself together for an explanation. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Rudyard Kipling There was a very small night-breeze abroad, and a sun-baked rose below nodded its head as one who knew unutterable secrets. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope Won’t you go to him?” “You will go up to Clary?” Mary nodded her head, and then Patience crossed the hall to liberate the rejected suitor. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Meredith He nodded to my respectful salute. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Charles Dickens So, I nodded, and then he nodded again, and made room on the settle beside him that I might sit down there. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Jack London The old men nodded and coughed. Lost Face by Jack London

Poisson, who had been on board ship nodded his head in approval of the description. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Captain Pratt nodded to Hugh, who was still standing on the steps, and turned away to buy a box of matches from a passing urchin. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry James When we understand, however, we act; so I nodded to him, to let him know I would come down. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Presently Stone looked up, he drew a deep breath, nodded his head gently, and then smiled a slow, dry smile. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Mr. Duffham nodded approvingly. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

He nodded his head several times, took a great chequered handkerchief from his pocket and blew a blast on his nose. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

H.P. Lovecraft Then, as the swineherd paused and nodded over his task, a mighty swarm of rats rained down on the stinking abyss and fell to devouring beasts and man alike. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

But tell me, did he ever look at you as if he had become very fond of you?” He nodded frowningly. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Jacques Futrelle Mr. Grimm nodded a silent approval of the ambassador’s command, then turned away toward his left, in the direction of the shot. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Can you manage it?” and Larose, moving off to greet two ladies who had just entered the foyer, nodded an affirmative reply. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He faced round with a start, nodded as if pleased, and bent his gaze on the Channel again. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

I felt sorry for the soldier, and asked: “May I tell him about the spoon?” He nodded his head without speaking. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Jacques Futrelle Some illuminating thought shone for an instant in Mr. Wynne’s clear eyes and he nodded as if a question in his mind had been answered. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Well, the description is exactly that of the manservant in the White House.” The Commissioner nodded his head. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

George Gissing Could reason ever have come to birth in a man alone?” Lord Dymchurch nodded and mused. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

D. H. Lawrence She nodded in answer to their salutation, but so obviously from a distance, that they kept turning round to eye her and Ciccio. But they left her alone. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim You will excuse us for a moment Rosamund?” She nodded pleasantly, and the doctor followed his host into the dining- room and took his seat at the table where the dessert still remained. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

She must have nodded her head, although Jones could not see the motion in the darkness, for Sergius released her and stepped back. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Willa Cather Mrs. Forrester nodded at him from her end of the table. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Wilkie Collins Jack nodded his head in a patronizing way. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Meredith Matey listened to him there; he became grave; he nodded like a man saying, “I suppose we must examine it in earnest. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Find that opportunity for us to discuss things together, here on my return at quarter past six or else”— he nodded viciously —“you’ll see how nasty I can make myself. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She nodded slightly to the stout man, who advanced bull-like and with a sturdy brisk gesture pushed Mr. In and Mr. Out to either side. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was probably on his way over to Amsterdam.” Félice nodded thoughtfully. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Bram Stoker He nodded slightly and said, “Go on,” in a low voice. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

But I must be off now, although”— and he nodded to the chauffeur —“I may want to have another chat with you later on. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The Colonel nodded approvingly. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

William Hope Hodgson He nodded in reply, and glanced at the woods behind, furtively. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Jack London He seemed pleased when I nodded my head with the customary “Yes, sir. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Edgar Allan Poe He paused and nodded to me familiarly, while his bells jingled. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

F. Scott Fitzgerald As I went in I nodded to him and he acknowledged my presence with one of those terrible soundless laughs of his. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Gissing But we — we are winning souls, propagating a new religion, purifying the earth!’ Rhoda nodded thrice. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

I am a bit better, but I thought I was dying in the night: has Grizzel told you?” The Squire nodded in silence. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

As they went down she whispered to Reuben: ‘Have you any money?’ He nodded his head: ‘I had thought of that. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

He held up each sheaf in turn, and she nodded surprise and approbation. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Then he looked very grave and solemn, nodded many times, and always had recourse to a huge magnifying glass when he was examining any spots or rashes. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Algernon Blackwood He nodded at me and made a gesture of farewell with his hand. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

George Gissing He nodded merely, and Helen resumed her book. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He’ll soon get his position — you remember how he always asked for hard work?” Pavel understood, and gratefully nodded his head. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Now, I am a Catholic.” Theron, much mystified, nodded his head. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Theodore Dreiser Since then another person, Mr. Schryhart”— McKenty nodded —“who has never had anything to do with the gas business here, has stepped in and offered to combine them. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Besides, my friend D’Artagnan has something to say to me privately, have you not, D’Artagnan?” D’Artagnan nodded his head and Bazin retired, after placing on the table the Spanish wine. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Nikola bent over him and listened, and when he rose he nodded reassuringly to me. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

George Meredith The destination named, he nodded alertly he had driven gentlemen there at night from the House of Commons, he said. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Jack London I looked quickly at Wolf Larsen. Already we were ourselves buried in the fog, but he nodded his head. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

However, he heard me patiently, nodded his head a great number of times, and gave a guarded assent to what I said. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

William Hope Hodgson He nodded his head, with a sort of stolid resolution. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Arnold Bennett Jacqueline nodded and vanished, the dog following. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

He nodded grotesquely over his raised legs, like two broomsticks in the pyjamas, with enormous bare feet at the end. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Wilkie Collins So she looked up at him again, and bravely nodded her head. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mannister nodded and strolled towards the door. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Andrew Lang It had been looking at her for some time, and it nodded its head and said, ‘Caw! caw! good day. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She nodded and seemed gay as air: he looked dark and sullen as he took off his hat. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Charles Dickens Every eye then sought some other eye in the crowd, and gleamed at it approvingly; and heads nodded at one another, before bending forward with a strained attention. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Charles Dickens He paused in his breakfast, and crossing his arms, and pinching his shirt-sleeves (his notion of in-door comfort was to sit without any coat), he nodded to me once, to put my question. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

They’re making the stuff on Foulness Island, just off the Essex Coast!” He nodded violently. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope I considered that that was all done when you nodded your head over my arm in token that you consented to be my wife. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf Cleopatra!” She nodded between the trembling bushes and ambled off. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Well, that being so, it narrows down my enquiry to the cathedral cities of England.” “A pretty big order,” nodded his wife “as there are about twenty-five of them. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Mr. Gryce, whose carelessly roving eye told little of the close study with which he was honoring the man before him, nodded with grave decision. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

You would have liked him, Conway.” Conway nodded slightly; he felt it very possible. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

She nodded almost imperceptibly. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

The last spoke first and asked, “Who found it out?” “I did,” nodded the Rector impressively, “at exactly twenty-two minutes past seven. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Rudyard Kipling He nodded as I came up, and I heard him fling an order to a non-commissioned officer in a sure and certain voice. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Go into the pawnshop there and inquire for Mr. Bone.” Naughton Jones nodded his thanks and the two detectives immediately left the shop. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Rudyard Kipling D’you believe in your iron ships, Sim?” ‘He knowed I did, so I only nodded, and he nodded back again. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Like a machine I nodded to him, and turned back to Raffles with a groan. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Edith Wharton He nodded again and put his fingers on his lip; for the doctor had told her not to talk. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

He’d toy with him, he’d lead him on — an evil smile curved round James Dice’s lips, and he nodded significantly to himself. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

At one point Dougal nodded downward, and the other two saw on a patch of turf, where the Garple began to widen into its estuary, a group of figures round a small fire. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

George Meredith She nodded ‘Yes, yes,’ and lifted eyes on my father. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Photograph of the Chase house-party at Goodwood races! See yourself in the group and your name underneath?” He nodded grimly. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Wilkie Collins He nodded to me, when I looked at him, as jauntily as if we were meeting at a party of pleasure. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Meredith He nodded to his ward to go in. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope She nodded her head, heard a few more words from Lady Drummond, and then, with a pretty apology and a statement made so that all should hear her, that her aunt wanted her, followed the maid up-stairs. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim The young man nodded assent, snatched up a pen and signed his name. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Do you agree?’ She nodded her head, and her eyes lit up. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope He had seemed to think that when she had even nodded to him, in answer to his assertion that he desired her to be his wife, all his trouble as regarded her heart had been off his mind. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

James Joyce Father Conmee smiled and nodded and smiled and walked along Mountjoy square east. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Gethryn nodded to the soldier’s salute and went up to the child, who stood leaning sullenly against the wall. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

G. K. Chesterton And whenever Lord Ivywood nodded the young man turned and sped upstairs like a mountaineer, returning in a short time to resume the conversation. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Anthony Trollope Whereupon Mrs Rowan nodded her head also. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood John Silence nodded his head with approval. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Henry Handel Richardson The latter, who carried his beer-mug in his hand, took the vacated seat, nodded and smiled. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Abraham Merri How do we know that then the barrier will not be closed to him as it is to us who are sworn to the Dark One, even as it is to those who are sworn to Ishtar?” “True,” nodded the black priest. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

They nodded to us and went in at the gate. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Larose paused for a long time here, and then nodded his head very solemnly. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And then, in a more conciliatory tone, “This has gone far enough, Tommy.” They parleyed briskly for a moment — then Barban nodded and bowed coldly to his late antagonist. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing She did not care to talk much to-night, and frequently nodded instead of replying with words. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

We can’t afford to take any chances with Mr. Haraldsen.’ Peter John nodded and his face brightened. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Will you let the maids know, dear?” She nodded thoughtfully. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Larose nodded to the chauffeur. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Jules Verne Glenarvan was too much overcome to speak, and the Major nodded his head with an air of perfect content. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Kelly nodded and the captain at once began to press lightly against the glass with his blanket. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anthony Trollope Plantagenet said that if I wanted horrors I’d better go to Madame Tussaud. Didn’t he, Madame Max?” Madame Max smiled and nodded her head. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

She had looked at herself in the mirror just before she had set out to meet him and had nodded with approval at her appearance in the attire that had cost her several months’ wages. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

In his right-hand pocket they at once came across the little automatic and Inspector Romilly nodded grimly to his assistants. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

E. F. Benson Evie ran round the room with excited squeaks, the Padre nodded his head, in confirmation of the opinion which, when he first delivered it, had been received with mocking incredulity over the crab. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

He nodded to me, and I thought I had never seen a shrewder or better-tempered face. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Henry James She had no sooner spoken than the gentleman complied with the first mentioned of these conditions; he smiled at Hyacinth across the house – he nodded to him with unmistakable friendliness. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Then he pointed to one of the open drawers in the desk, and asked:—“Ever seen any of these pictures here?” Mrs. Bowman nodded carelessly. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

John Galsworthy He nodded to them as they went off down through the fields. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Miss Lavinia nodded her approval. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Andrew Lang But whatever Marzinne might say Rozennik smiled and nodded to him as before, and would often turn her head as she passed, and sing snatches of old songs over her shoulder. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Hee! hee!’ ‘But as he who sleeps there said,’ — he nodded at the shut door of the guest-chamber across the forecourt — ‘thou hast a heart of gold . Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

George Meredith Signorina, let Italy rise first; the great inventor of the dish winked and nodded temperately. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edith Wharton The girl paused, glanced along the line of seats in his direction, nodded to a deck-steward, and disappeared into the doorway of a “luxe” suite farther forward. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

William Hope Hodgson The Skipper and the two Mates nodded their heads, in silent assent. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Willa Cather Wunsch nodded and still held up that compelling finger. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

D. H. Lawrence He nodded at her slightly, watching her fixedly, turning up the corners of his eyes slyly, his nose seeming slyly to sharpen. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather Mrs. Priest nodded graciously to Thea, coquettishly to Bowers, and asked him to untie her veil for her. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Rafael Sabatini He nodded perfunctorily to the court, his face entirely calm. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

John Galsworthy Hesitating for just a moment, he nodded and went in. To Let by John Galsworthy

His head was a time-table of Cobb’s coaches on the Riverina road-system; he nodded it as he located the imperilled vehicle. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Frances Hodgson Burnett You will attend to him, Barkstow,” and Barkstow nodded and strolled away. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

H. G. Wells Occasionally the prisoner interjected an intelligent remark, but for the most part he nodded and ate. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

James Joyce But Lenehan could well believe it; he nodded gravely. Dubliners by James Joyce

When we reached the house we had supper and about eleven o’clock I said I would go to bed, being rather tired: he nodded and grunted something. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Walter Besant But he looks well, and perhaps, Boule-deneige — perhaps — ah!” He nodded with a deep sigh. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Willa Cather Is that it, Sir ‘Ugh?’ “He smiled an’ nodded slight an’ closed ‘is eyes. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Algernon Blackwood Mr. Mudge nodded a perspiring face in reply. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Williams nodded approval heavily. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The young girl on the bench beside him laughed joyously, and Mr. Baron Garrow nodded round at her, then snapped viciously at me: “You don’t make your case any better by this sort of foolery. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

James Joyce Uncle Charles could not speak because his mouth was full; but he nodded that it was. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

So I nodded my head sagely in reply, and looked at my new-discovered hero with an air of profound contempt. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Louisa May Alcott I’ll harrrow up your feelings first by asking if you don’t think you are something of a flirt,” said Laurie, as Jo nodded to Fred as a sign that peace was declared. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Is that a fair offer?” “An exceedingly fair one,” Kitwater replied, while little Codd nodded his head energetically to show that he appreciated it. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Henry Handel Richardson And consequently, two elderly people in Peterborough nodded to each other one morning over the breakfast-table, and agreed that Edward had done well. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim All I say is—keep away from any direct intercourse with the Press. Get me?” They nodded acquiescence. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Abraham Merri I nodded — for what she had related so fragmentarily was in reality an excellent approach to the Chamberlain–Moulton theory of a coalescing nebula contracting into the sun and its planets. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Henry James I must ask you, therefore “ and he nodded at the third door of the room “ kindly to pass into the library. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

She’d just out with it as offensively as she could”— he nodded —“and she can be very offensive when she wants to. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

His eyes were darting everywhere, his lips were tightly shut and at short intervals he nodded his head. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Arnold Bennett He’s not —” Mrs Hamps nodded twice. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Then where did they meet and where were they married, because I must be able to produce a copy of the marriage certificate to clinch my case?” He nodded vehemently. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]