Phrases with "notice"

E. T. A. Hoffmann I trust you will be ready at the shortest notice to do what Signor Formica, who is really here in Florence at the present time, shall require of you. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

They took no notice of my gesture. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Gissing Wilfrid did not notice it, he was absorbed in listening. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Algernon Blackwood But hardly had I time to notice the twisted and contorted shapes of many of the pine trees close at hand when Dr. Silence leaned over and touched me on the shoulder. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Nothing, except that as I sat there I began to notice a most remarkable smell. “Divus” Johnston by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle If he goes by road with his legs all dripping, it’s odds that someone will notice him. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Robert Louis Stevenson For one stage he eluded the notice of the officials; but just as we were beginning to move out of the next station, Cromwell by name, by came the conductor. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather Niel, however, did not notice this. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Elizabeth Von Arnim It was true she could not accuse Lady Caroline of not leaving him to himself, for she was taking no notice of him at all, but that did not help. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

George Meredith The instance: she positively would not notice that you wear a dress-coat of a foreign cut. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Rudyard Kipling These plucked at my clothes as I passed, and moaned and whined: but the stream that disappeared up the gentle slope of the stairway took no notice of them. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

So feeling sure that as a doctor of science he was considering himself an important person I guessed a notice of the birth would be in the London papers. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Henry James He never noticed my descent, and it was accordingly possible that Mr. Bousefield would never notice his. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Wilkie Collins It is one of my rules in life, never to notice what I don’t understand. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

William Hope Hodgson I saw the Mate glance at him, in a doubtful sort of way; but the Second was covering poor old Jock’s dead face, and did not appear to notice his look. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins On that day the landlady received her week’s notice to quit, and Louisa’s needle flew fast through the stitches of the parlor-maid’s dress. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Green was clever enough to notice this, and to shape his course accordingly; and thus his lessons became, from a sporting point of view, an unqualified success. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Arnold Bennett He praised the tea; he seemed to notice what he was eating. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

But that it should have escaped my notice afterwards, or if mine, that of the landlady who took charge of the room in my absence, was what I could not understand. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

When twelve o’clock struck, she could no longer resist; she started off and did not notice how long the walk was, her brain was so full of her desire to go and the dread of what awaited her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

If your annals take any notice of my incumbency, I shall probably go down to posterity as the Rector who was always beaten. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

When we are meeting or passing one I notice your hand goes to your hip-pocket, as if you had got a pistol there. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

E. F. Benson Would it be wise to tell her? He thought not: next time she tried it, or the time after, she would very likely notice the change of key. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Ford Madox Ford That might have been going on for weeks: you live beside a man and notice his changes very little. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Washington Irving It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Margaret Oliphant But he lingered behind, taking no notice of his late companions as they streamed away to the boats. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Joseph Furphy In a former chapter I had occasion to notice a great fact, namely, that the course of each person’s life is directed by his ever-recurring option, or election. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Charles Dickens I think that I began to notice this when I was walking up hills by the carriage side, and master had gone on in front. To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens [1852]

William Dampier They did greedily devour what we gave them but took no notice of the ship, or anything in it, and when they were set on land again they ran away as fast as they could. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

A physical defect in a healthy nature may either pass without notice or be turned to a high purpose. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Edith Wharton Some of ’em have long hair, and they start an argument with the soup, and don’t notice when things are handed to them. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Thomas Wolfe She had an intense concern for every member of brute creation, and when she saw dogs or horses in the streets she always seemed to notice first the animal and then the human being that it belonged to. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

He took not the slightest notice of the crowd’s approach. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

She gave Dorothy a brief nosy glance and went on with her work, taking no notice of her. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence He did not notice the dinner gong, and only the arrival of the chamber- maid, to put the wash-table in order, sent him down to the restaurant. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

How he could have failed to notice that before he couldn't explain. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

H.P. Lovecraft As I strained to decipher this inscription my notice was distracted by the raucous tones of a cracked bell across the street, and I quickly turned to look out the window on my side of the coach. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Edgar Rice Burroughs This notice he stuck upon the door with a small sharp splinter of wood. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Certainly their outer coloring is unusual, but if I peeled some of them, and placed a number among some ordinary mushrooms, who would notice there was anything wrong?” He stared on into the fire. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Elizabeth Gaskell My mother made us notice the motto, “Foy et Loy,” and told us where to look for the quarterings of the Hanbury arms before she opened the letter. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Mark Twain They gave previous notice of the pilgrimage by small posters, and warned everybody to keep indoors and darken all houses along the route, and leave the road empty. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope She has said very unkind things about it, and I intend that she shall know that I will not notice them. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He talked with ladies, with such as Miss Newthorpe. (Thyrza did not trouble to notice where she was. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins Perhaps also because he had never yet taken notice enough of Zack’s hair to care to look close at it. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Anthony Trollope He exaggerated the swagger, and took no notice whatever of the well-made limbs. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle But the other day I had a notice that I was to start on my voyage within a week, and I determined that I would see her once before I left. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Sinclair Lewis It looks just like my nephew Irving. You’d be surprised the way the cynics and tightwads loosen up for enlightening the Eskies when they notice the pleading glass eyes in that baby seal. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Tobias Smolle Here she left them locked in, until she should give the doctor notice of their arrival; and they amused themselves with decyphering these characters and hieroglyphics. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

You notice also that the wild surmise of her abduction by means of the window, has some ground in appearance, though the fact that she went with entire unwillingness is not made so apparent. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

You were bound to notice that Hesketh as a stranger had his own point of view, his own training to retreat upon. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Edith Wharton Ann Eliza had already had occasion to notice that it was a bad sign when Mr. Ramy left his affianced at the door. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Henry had never taken much notice of her before, though he’d heaps of opportunities, but that night he seemed to go right off his head. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Gertrude Stein The notice that pleased Gertrude Stein most was in the Kansas City Star. She often asked then and in later years who it was who might have written it but she never found out. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Wilkie Collins You may suppose I looked at her attentively while the disturbance was going on, and while nobody’s notice was directed on me. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

But he never took a bit of notice of him—never. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

After a while Conradin’s absorption in the tool-shed began to attract the notice of his guardian. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Matters were in this state when news spread that the Goldinghams had received notice to quit the Grange: Sir Geoffry, who would be of age the following year, was coming home to it with his mother. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Rudyard Kipling I do not think that this is arranged by Vahbtahn Sahib; for no man in those boats takes any notice of us; and we feel, going to and from every place, that we are children. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Oscar Wilde Lord Arthur did not fail to notice these strange signs of agitation, and, for the first time in his life, he himself felt fear. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Guy de Maupassan His neighbor did not seem to notice him. A Queer Night in Paris (Une Soirée) by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassant I am drawing the notice of the municipality to the abominable sewer which poisons the road in front of the hotel. My Twenty-Five Days (Mes Vingt-cinq Jours) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

George Meredith Indeed, madam, we notice that the women listen very creditably. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. G. Wells He did not notice what became of his guide. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Richard Hakluy The Indians said, they had no notice of any other Christians. The Gouernor commanded to torment them. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Elizabeth Von Arnim They were busily engaged in a distant comer of the kitchen garden scratching up the celery, and took no notice of him when he went out and whistled. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

John Galsworthy His eyes, fixed on her with longing and a sort of reproach, became an added source of vexation, and she carefully refrained from seeming to notice them. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins Francois did not appear to notice his son; he had the coverlet of the bed in his hand. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Freda was too wrapped up in her social triumph to notice anything unusual in the attention which her guest inspired. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Upon days of ceremony they have no entrance at court, and on other days must content themselves with walking after every soul, and being the very last taken notice of. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

I had never been in the public ward of a hospital before, and it was my first experience of doctors who handle you without speaking to you or, in a human sense, taking any notice of you. Collected Essays by George Orwell

John Locke But without taking notice of such a reference of ideas to distinct names, as the signs of distinct things, it will be hard to say what a confused idea is. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

I notice also that the man-servant went out yesterday evening at 8. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

I looked every moment to the door, expecting to see her sweet face coming in; but George never lifted his eyes from his book, or seemed to notice that her place was empty. How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

Anthony Trollope He would rid himself of it at a moment’s notice if he knew the way. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The females, of course, would not notice each slight successive alteration in shape, but only the sounds thus produced. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

She takes no notice of him when she comes here. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Guy de Maupassant I had never taken any notice of Mademoiselle Pearl. She was a part of the Chantal family, that was all. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Mary Webb Edward did not notice the strained relationship between Mrs. Marston and Hazel. He supposed that his mother’s suspicions had faded before Hazel’s frank presence. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

You will take notice that the seal is unbroken before you use the medicine. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

The least observing reader of Elia cannot have failed to notice that the most felicitous passages always accomplish their circuit in a few sentences. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

George Gissing Yes; as it happened, she had seen the least favourable notice first of all. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Wilkie Collins I bowed to the Baroness, but she was too seriously offended with me for declining to take her advice to notice my salutation. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Ravelston pretended not to notice that they were staring at him. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Gissing I don’t know what they tell her, but I notice that she isn’t quite herself this last day or two. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

John Locke If a great, nay, far the greatest part of the several ranks of bodies in the universe escape our notice by their remoteness, there are others that are no less concealed from us by their minuteness. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Theodore Dreiser She had not failed to notice that he did not seem to consult her about buying clothes for himself. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy However, the time went on, and one day I said, “Miss Elfride, you don’t look so well as you used to; and though nobody else seems to notice it I do. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

She appeared not to notice Gervaise, who was sitting beside mother Coupeau. She asked her husband for his handkerchief. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins But, whatever change there might be in his expression, Rose did not seem to notice it. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Then Larose looked up and suddenly appeared to notice something about my head. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

D. H. Lawrence Because Gudrun had danced with the well-built, soft youth, his companion, Loerke, was more pettish and exasperated than ever, and would not even notice her existence in the room. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sterne was greatly chagrined, however, to notice that he did not seem anyway near being past his work yet. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

H.P. Lovecraft Then, as my gaze circled inland from the town, something less tranquil arrested my notice and held me immobile for a second. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Nellie Bly But even this subject would not fill the day, so I began to notice the difference between the whistles employed on these engines and those at home. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Richard Hakluyt This appears to be the only notice extant of an expedition by de La Roche in 1584. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

The others there were all too busy to notice what he had done and he skipped from the room looking as impishly pleased with himself as a naughty little boy. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

D. H. Lawrence She again took no notice of him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

I know I threatened, and said personal things about the judge that made the court laugh, but the judge ought to have been above petty spite and have taken no notice of my outburst at all. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

He took no notice of titles or author’s names, but he could tell by merely glancing into a book whether be had ‘had it already’. Collected Essays by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim For five hours he worked without stopping, safe from any manner of intrusion by reason of the framed notice which hung outside the door. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

The world is very large, that’s a thing you notice when you’re driving about in a car, and in a way it’s reassuring. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson Ah! then Mamma HAD to stop crying and to notice him. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins I observed languidly that they were most of them portraits of ladiesfair idols, no doubt, of the Major’s facile adoration — and I cared to notice no more. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anthony Trollope He took no notice of it as he went on. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The squire, however, took no notice of their angry faces, but continued with his master’s message. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

George Gissing Unfortunately Christopher was too weary to notice it. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Whoever was within was too much absorbed in his occupation to notice what I did. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

D. H. Lawrence The Mino pretended to take no notice of her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

But then again I notice — I notice most things — that the garter is capable of being much enlarged. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Edith Wharton Rosedale remained seated, too intent on his thoughts to notice her movement. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Henry Handel Richardson But she didn’t seem to mind, and didn’t take a bit of notice when he poked her with his elbow and said: “Oh, hush, Mamma! They’ll hear you. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Maria Edgeworth She one winter gave me notice that my adversary had set her heart upon having a magnificent entertainment on a particular day. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells He wished more and more that he had had notice of the question that was pressed upon him as the afternoon wore on. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

I did not notice your fine work in reviewing the Clouston treatise. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Bram Stoker I was sorry to notice that my clumsiness with the safety-pin hurt her. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle His light footfall or his breathing may have finally given notice of his proximity, for the worker sprang round and faced him. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

G. K. Chesterton He did not notice them, nor anything else around him; scarcely even Enid Wimpole, who attended to all his wants. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Samuel Johnson Such notice from such a man inclines me to believe that the vice of which he has been accused was not gross or not notorious. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Theodore Dreiser Carrie came away worn enough in body, but too excited in mind to notice it. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

They then gave notice of those who were thus lodged to the parish priests, that they might go to see them; and they themselves would also return to visit them. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Anthony Trollope And she had an idea in her mind that she could not at a moment’s notice dismiss this lord and be as she was before. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sigmund Freud If we can ascribe inconspicuous motives to them we recognize their existence; but if no such pretext can be found for conscious use we usually fail altogether to notice that we have performed them. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

I did not notice the box afterwards. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

D. H. Lawrence Nobody would ever take any notice of him in society. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

D. H. Lawrence For a long time he took no notice of the question. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Only he took such notice of his countenance, that it was impressed upon his mind forever. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells Upon a notice board hung about the waist of the portly pulpit were the numbers of hymns that had been sung three days ago. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle If you cannot keep me after what has passed, then for God’s sake let me give you notice and leave in a month, as if of my own free will. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Sinclair Lewis He did not notice the individual people in his exultation as he heard the great chords of the station’s paean. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett Every phenomenon that attracted her notice contributed to her felicity. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Even Captain Anthony had to take some notice of it, as if it refreshed him to see something untouched, unscarred, unhardened by suffering. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Edgar Rice Burroughs We didn’t notice it at the time; but I recall it now. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Jane Austen I give you notice — You will find me a formidable antagonist on that point. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

When I heard her footsteps I was shaking, hot with desire and now I wish to describe a feeling I then first began to notice in myself. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

It was too dark for Mr. Lambole to notice this. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

He pretended not to notice me, and would have passed, but I stopped him by thrusting myself right in his way. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

G. K. Chesterton No one can fail to notice this deep difference between Dickens and the Carlyle whom he avowedly copied. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Guy de Maupassan He hardly ever took any notice of his wife, or even spoke to her; all his love seemed to have suddenly disappeared, and it was very seldom that he accompanied her to her room of a night. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens He had not proceeded far, when Mr. Pickles’s errand-boy came running after him, and said, ‘Sir, you didn’t notice the old lady in our shop. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

As for Hilda and the kids, they’d probably never notice the difference. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett To notice it would have been a grave tactical error. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Not the sort you would notice in a crowd. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Even at night, when I go below to fill my pipe, I notice that, though dozing flat on his back, he still looks very determined. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Anthony Trollope Lady Aylmer, triumphantly feeling that she had the culprit on the hip, did not care to notice this. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

For the most part, when our poor people fell ill, they had to get well again without notice being taken of them; but events had drawn attention to Reed, and made him a conspicuous character. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

H. G. Wells Local people may begin to notice all these wanderers coming from nowhere in particular and asking their way home upon the Maidenhead Road. They might give way under questions. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Algernon Blackwood You’ll notice a queer sort of elemental form inside the trunk and branches. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Olaf Stapledon He did not notice Paul, but she caught Paul’s eyes as he was turning toward the mirror. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

M. P. Shiel PHARANX.”’ As I progressed with my tale, I came to notice that over the countenance of Prince Zaleski there grew little by little a singular fixed aspect. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Stanton took no notice of his companion, but as usual seized the first book near him, and began to read. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

She contrived to quarrel with her father; the Parrifers never took the remotest notice of her; she was nearly starved and her baby too. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His visitor was deep in thought, and some time passed before he appeared even to notice the presence of Signor Bartlezzi. At last, however, he looked up and spoke. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Virginia Woolf He was dead now; Louisa had shown her the notice in the papers. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Arnold Bennett Peel–Swynnerton had just time to notice that she was handsome and pale, and that her hair was black, and then she was gone again, followed by a clipped poodle that accompanied her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Meredith He took no notice of the greetings. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Sinclair Lewis I— Why couldn’t I organize a bank of my own some day? And Ted succeed me!” He drove happily home, and to Mrs. Babbitt he was a William Washington Eathorne, but she did not notice it. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

In fact, I was taken notice of by the thieves who resorted to our house for the purpose of selling whatever they had stolen. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

He was just waking up to notice that I’d stole what he meant to keep. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

George Eliot At last he said, in a tone of suppressed rage — “I didn’t notice that we had passed Luckreth till we had got to the next village; and then it came into my mind that we would go on. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

The other thing one would notice here is that Dickens’s way of telling a story takes a long time. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

E. F. Benson She, enthusiastically keen about our game, seemed not to notice his scrutiny. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

So astonished was I that for some time I did not notice anything else; but at length, when my first feeling had subsided, I began to regard other objects. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Gissing A coldness which was far from representing the truth began to affect his manner and speech, and Amy did not seem to notice it, at all events she made no kind of protest. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Joseph Furphy You notice it’s a different colour?” “‘Deed ay, so it is. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

In general its citizens hardly notice it; they are a part of it, and their ears are deafened by it. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Jules Verne Stretched on a rich sofa they saw a man, who did not appear to notice their presence. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Hugh, did you notice how the Parry talked of significance? Why, no one with a really adult mind could possibly — O, good-bye, Pauline; I may see you tomorrow. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

And outsiders were apparently beginning to notice it. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a newsagent’s shop, with a notice in the window: “Rooms to let for single gentlemen. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

This notice stirred the two friends to a reminiscent talk concerning an episode in their journalistic career that had occurred about two years before. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Walter Scott He took little notice of David Butler, but gazed with wonder on Lady Staunton, as a being different probably in dress, and superior in beauty, to anything he had ever beheld. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

I remarked that as the throng passed the Iberian Chapel, where always before the passerby had crossed himself, they did not seem to notice it. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Sinclair Lewis Suddenly he was snapping: “I’ll make you notice me! I’m not a noon-hour window flirt! I won’t stand your thinking I am!” With a new energy of irritation he went back. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

It must be her mouth, which is lovely, or her walk — did you notice her walk? It was just as if she were floating; that is, before she fell down in that faint. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Here let us pause for one moment, to notice another peculiarity in the Oxford system, upon the tendency of which I shall confidently make my appeal to the good sense of all unprejudiced readers. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

If Bill hadn’t been missing I don’t suppose I would have thought twice about it, but having heard Bill gabble something along those lines made me notice it and be interested. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Mr Macgregor took the notice with a smile. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Louisa May Alcott Several young ladies, who had taken no notice of her before, were very affectionate all of a sudden. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope And by this arrangement he was enabled to get through his first month of absence from the church at Framley without any notice from Lady Lufton, seeing that Lady Lufton was in London all the time. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing There was a notice of steamboats which ply along the coast, steamboats recommended to the public as being “replete with lavatories and a ladies’ saloon. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

D. H. Lawrence She pretended not to notice that Paul had gone out of the room. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling That’s why we didn’t notice it. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

He didn’t seem to notice that I would not talk to him. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell And she? She hardly took notice of his devotion, so evident to every one else. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Jonathan Swif The Queen’s message was only to give them notice of the peace she is treating, and to desire they will make some law to prevent libels against the Government; so farewell to Grub Street. 18. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope And so was I very foolish to let him love me, at a moment’s notice — without a thought as it were. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

B sent me a fiver to pay my passage and get my clothes out of the pawn, and as soon as the money arrived I gave one day’s notice and left the restaurant. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Speak to her (quite innocently, mind!), by way of getting time enough to notice the face of the man who is driving her, and the name (if there is one) on his cart. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

D. H. Lawrence Her eyes were keen and observant, but her inner mind took no notice of what she saw. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

So absorbed was he that he did not notice me standing full before him. Prester John by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins Notice it! Good Heavens! The effort of my life is not to notice her in anything she does or says. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

A quiet and intelligent-looking man, he took not the slightest notice of anything she said, except to listen respectfully. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

The inspection was designed merely to detect smallpox, and took no notice of our general condition. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

John Galsworthy The dog had been assumed by all to be of the politer sex, because of course one didn’t notice such things. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

It now only remains to notice the means that have been taken to stay the prevalence of this madness of false honour in the various countries of the civilised world. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

It’s rather interesting, I think, to notice my reaction. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

James Joyce The drapery consisted mainly of children’s bootees and umbrellas; and on ordinary days a notice used to hang in the window, saying: Umbrellas Re-covered . Dubliners by James Joyce

Walter Scott He stopped for a single moment, so as to notice the wonderful accuracy with which fancy had impressed upon the bodily eye the peculiarities of dress and posture of the illustrious poet. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Rudyard Kipling She loathed Torpenhow because he had taken no notice of her. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

But these people I desired to notice that all the other military students, who had been long in the army, felt exactly in the same way. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey