Phrases with "officer"

The policeman made his concise report to the inspector, I answered the few questions that the officer asked, and the gentleman made his statement, incriminating me. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Just as he himself was about to set foot on it, the sound of a smothered cough came from the spot where the men lay hidden, and at the same instant the officer stopped and looked round. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Ford Madox Ford But he’s an A.S.C. officer and turned of sixty. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

He had met them five hours afterward, harassed and furious; and the officer in charge of the expedition declared their failure to be the fault of the Marquis de Sairmeuse, who had detained them. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Benjamin Disraeli The whole of the Royal Family was present, and did honour to their new officer of state; his Royal Highness all smiles, and his Consort all diamonds. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins I am an officer in the English army — my name is Horace Holmcroft. I shall be delighted to be of use to you, and I can be of use, if you will let me. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Then the superior officer nodded coldly and turned his horse to ride away. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

George Meredith He will be a General officer in good time. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle In all the great hosts of France there was only one officer towards whom the English of Wellington’s army retained a deep, steady, and unchangeable hatred. The Crime of the Brigadier by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Inform your commanding officer of everything you do. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

He must be realising so clearly that if he made a clean breast of his cruel practical joke he would be roundly condemned by everyone, and stigmatised as being anything but an officer and a gentleman. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

The former lay to alongside the other for an instant; and when she resumed her way, the fugitives could see that dreaded officer on her forepart. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

George Meredith At the same time Miss Mattock exchanged a smile with her hostess, of whose benignant designs in handing her to the entertaining officer she was not conscious. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Sir Walter Scott Young Hazlewood therefore gazed from a window with suppressed regret and displeasure, until he heard the officer give the word of command — ‘From the right to the front, by files, m-a-rch. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

The officer sprang out of the apartment with that alacrity which all the servants of the cardinal displayed in obeying him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Watkin Tench Every officer stepped forward to volunteer a service which promised to be so replete with beneficial consequences. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The young staff officer had indeed as much training as his opponent (and that was little), but no wrist at all. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

E. T. A. Hoffmann Desgrais, an officer of the Maréchaussée, was sent after her. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Guy de Maupassan In many houses the Prussian officer ate at the same table with the family. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

I managed to answer these questions, the replies to which the officer entered in a book, but the effort finished me, and I dropped forward again with my head in my hands. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

With this letter went another to the emperor, signed, as it would seem, by nearly every officer and soldier in the camp. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

At last it was determined to ask the General at the head of the British Army of Occupation for the loan of an officer to command the force. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Benjamin Disraeli The officer hesitated; but, summoning several guards, left Iskander in their custody, and, stepping behind a curtain, disappeared. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

The officer repeated through his clenched teeth: “Make the best of it. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

George Meredith Their husbands were not so rich as hers, and their complexions would hardly have pleased the handsome brown-faced officer so well. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

He had prepared himself to see some seaman — some old officer of Lingard’s; a common man — perhaps difficult to deal with, but still no match for him. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Anna Katherine Green He was well down the road towards the ravine, before the officer turned. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Ford Madox Ford An officer pushed her into the centre of the room. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Charles Dickens It turned out afterwards that he was wanted by a Northampton officer for something else, and that, knowing that officer to be pock-marked (as I am myself), he mistook me for him. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

As the young officer entered and stepped aside, there emerged from behind him a short stumpy guard with enormous arms and shoulders. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope When he found himself in the presence of the night officer he had considerable difficulty in carrying out his purpose. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood, Braxmar, and the waiters forming a cordon, he was shoved and hustled out into the lobby and the outer entranceway, and an officer was called. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald That the same faulty blood-pressure which would have been indecent in an officer did not interfere with the duties of a private was a preposterous incongruity. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Meredith The point was to obtain sight of her letter to the Austrian officer himself. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The result of a tour of inspection of this locality was so certain, that the officer in charge of the police post called to the squad as they departed: “I will prepare lodgings for our guests. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

The officer who brought it gave me a description of a certain private soldier’s bravery, and informed me that the brave fellow was reported to be mortally wounded. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Gaston Leroux Volkousky was executed first, and the sister was taking her turn when an officer of the government arrived on horseback to stop the firing. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

The officer felt that some dreadful tragedy was about to be enacted, and started in pursuit. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Soon afterwards he got a brief on some cause where a major had been raising a corps to his brother officer, with the better consent of the brother-officer’s wife than of the brother officer himself. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Now that D’Hubert was an officer of superior rank there could be no question of a duel. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope He had also heard the officer say that the peasants were coming on them, and he felt that if he were taken, he could expect no mercy from those who had so lately been his friends. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens In addition to the fatigues he had undergone, this brave officer had received sixteen wounds in the engagement, but had not mentioned it. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

R. D. Blackmore His three men, like true Britons, stood in position, and waited for their officer to get up and give orders. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

And the prospect of an officer of hussars being chased along the street by another officer of hussars with a naked sword could not be for a moment entertained. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The officer stood up in the car and waved them to silence. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Enough of this tomfoolery,” said the officer sternly, “or I will have you put under arrest in your own house. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

H.P. Lovecraft Malone does not shudder without cause — for only the other day an officer overheard a swarthy squinting hag teaching a small child some whispered patois in the shadow of an areaway. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

You would make a bad lawyer, Barbara.” “Who or what is he?” “An officer in her majesty’s service, in John Herbert’s regiment. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

G. K. Chesterton This clump of bushes threw a big shadow in the moonlight, and at one corner of the railing there lurked a plain-clothes officer with a motor-cycle, ready to start on any errand. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Walter Besant And presently the officer went away too, and we heard that they were looking for Tom in the houses of his friends. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Arthur Conan Doyle His blood be upon his own head! He would be alive now if he had not interfered, as the constables say at home, “with an officer in the execution of his duty. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Who will pay for the broken pots, allow me to ask?” The arguments of the prudent officer did not deter me. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

James Joyce The acclamation which followed was taken up beyond the door of the supper-room by many of the other guests and renewed time after time, Freddy Malins acting as officer with his fork on high. Dubliners by James Joyce

Ford Madox Ford Pitkins was the subaltern he had detailed to march the draft to the station and go on to Bailleul under a boozy field officer of sorts. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Here was the officer D’Artagnan was seeking. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Rudyard Kipling At the last minute, the Civil officer in our part of the world thought he’d assist at the performance. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Gilbert Fenton wondered which of these was the habitation of Captain Sedgewick, concluding that the half-pay officer and his niece must needs live in one of them. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jane Austen The officer was the very Mr. Denny concerning whose return from London Lydia came to inquire, and he bowed as they passed. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Detaining the Indian, he despatched an officer to desire the attendance of Don ——— with his bag of ounces. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

A Spanish dwarf trying to beguile an officer of his majesty’s navy into stealing a mule for him — that was too funny, too ridiculous, too incredible. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

They will do nothing without superintendence; whilst the officer is absent they sit and chat, smoke, or lie down to rest; and they are never to be entrusted with a water-skin or a bottle of spirits. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

I strolled up just in time to hear her say to Walworth and the officer of the watch, who were both watching it: “She is steering directly for us. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They were almost passing him when the officer who was marching in the middle of the road came to a sudden standstill. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

An officer walked down a line of prisoners, picking out likely-looking types. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

James Anthony Froude No new law or officer shall have any power in Mansoul without the people’s consent. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

The officer flung the paper on the table. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The officer did as he was desired, and the man’s features were disclosed. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

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]

D. H. Lawrence Jim had been an officer in the regular army, and still spent hours with his tailor. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

The officer in charge replied that he held a warrant for my father’s arrest. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Ford Madox Ford This lisping, ineffectual fellow — he was a very careful Staff officer or Campion would not have had him about the place! — was given to moulding himself exactly on his general. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Presently the French officer became easier. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

This was so obviously the right thing to say for an officer of Chief Inspector Heat’s reputation that it was perfectly delightful. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

William Makepeace Thackeray And these interesting relics of an innocent little creature were carried home and kept by their finder, the Baron Spinachi, formerly an officer in Cavolfiore’s household. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Jules Verne He addressed himself to Servadac, and begged him to tell him the whole truth, piteously adding that surely it was unworthy of a French officer to deceive a poor old man like himself. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

And just as Ivan Ilyitch meant to address the bride again, intending to provoke her with some innuendo, the tall officer suddenly dashed up to her and with a flourish dropped on one knee before her. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

D. H. Lawrence Then he saw the officer stoop and take a piece of bread from the tree-base. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Tobias Smolle An officer who is struck, or even threatened with a blow must not be quiet, until he either kills his antagonist, or loses his own life. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang Meanwhile, Adeline had conceived a flame for Theodore, the young officer who accompanied his colonel, the Marquis, on their first visit to the family. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Amazed, he stepped back a little — and on the instant the seaman flung himself forward headlong as if to clasp his officer round the neck. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope It was, also, he said, for them to decide whether the death of the revenue officer was premeditated by the party at Mrs. Mehan’s when they talked of ridding the country of him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Guy de Maupassant The Prussian officer approached. Mother Sauvage (La Mère Sauvage) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Ford Madox Ford One arm raised in the attitude of, say, a Walter Scot Highland officer waving his men on. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

George Borrow Arrived at the gate of the fort, I was stopped by the sentry, who, however, civilly told me, that if I sent in my name to the commanding officer he would make no objection to my visiting the interior. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

He had no further time for even these cursory investigations; Hexford’s step could be heard on the verandah, and Sweetwater was anxious to locate himself before the officer came in. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katherine Green A young lady detained with the rest of the people here is keeping her company, to say nothing of an officer we have put on guard. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Ford Madox Ford But he’s the most foul-mouthed officer in the general’s command . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Charles Dickens My officer had joined us before then. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

And the commanding officer by staring in the direction pointed out to him by eager hands ended by distinguishing it at last himself. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

He feels superior to the poor Czarist officer who inhabits the next cell and who talks to Rubashov by tapping on the wall. Collected Essays by George Orwell

The officer was among the foremost; he particularly liked the figures in which he was left alone, to perform a solo. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Sketch of Captain L— — a French officer of cavalry who deserted from the French Legation and took service in the Persian army. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Sir Walter Scott The officer entered, and threw himself on a settle at some distance from the fire, and carefully turning his back to the little lattice window. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Nearly every pay-week our medical officer was sent for to sew up the wounds that had been received. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Anthony Trollope If he do so, he is the chief officer of a republic — as is our Queen with us. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The two troopers thought no more of their young officer than if he had been a recruit thrown in the riding-school. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Watkin Tench An officer one day prevailed on one of them to place a target, made of bark, against a tree, which he fired at with a pistol, at the distance of some paces. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

The waxed-faced officer marched in, followed by two guards. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

As soon as the king saw the officer enter, he dismissed his valet de chambre and his gentleman. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Guy de Maupassant The officer ran upstairs quickly, and the servant threw herself at his feet and cried: ‘She will not come down, Monsieur, she will not. The Mad Woman (La Folle) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Anthony Trollope It had been sent by three English maiden ladies to the relieving officer of the parish of Kilcoutymorrow, and had come to his hands, he then filling that position. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

I know that you are discreet; but as I had prescribed nothing—” The officer bowed. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Isabella Bird An Indian officer who had crossed the Line seventeen times was sea-sick for the first time on Lake Ontario. The short, cross, chopping seas affect most people. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

If only I could be certain that she was conveying an officer to arrest me, I felt I might find pluck enough to drop overboard and so end the pursuit for good and all. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I give you my word as an American officer that I shall not raise my hand to save my life. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was an officer in the English Guards, but having been broken for cheating at cards, he left the army. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Morgan Robertson When three bells — half-past, nine — had sounded, and Rowland had given in his turn the required call — “all’s well” — the first officer left his post and approached him. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

When the Russian officer arrives, if all turns out as I am very much afraid it will, I will ask you to dress and come on deck, for they will ask to be allowed to search your cabins for a certainty. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

The officer was talking of striking Rocreuse with terrible measures, when soldiers came running to him. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

The little doctor threw off his sleety cloak and hat in the lobby, and stood before the officer fresh and puffing, and a little flustered and dazzled after his romp with the wind. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

For neither regal treasures nor the consul’s officer can remove the wretched tumults of the mind, nor the cares that hover about splendid ceilings. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Had he lived alone there? “Who are you, and what do you want to know for?” she asked, and Grant said that he was a plain-clothes officer and would like to come in and talk to her for a moment. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Watkin Tench A detachment, under the command of an officer was ordered to march immediately, and reconnoitre them. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Any officer found giving the smallest piece of tobacco to a prisoner is liable to removal from the island. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Ford Madox Ford As officer you have to jump to your C.O.’s orders, to applaud his sentiments, to smile at his lighter witticisms and to guffaw at those that are more gross. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

He found them very much what the report of the boarding officer had led him to expect. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Charles Kingsley The officer leaped down, and hurried upward to see what had happened. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Edgar Rice Burroughs D’Arnot turned back to the window, and presently the police officer spoke. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Arthur Morrison The inquest was formal and unremarked, the medical officer having no difficulty in certifying a natural death from heart disease. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

George Meredith What officer of the Imperial service would, under similar circumstances! That is my reply to the Emperor, if ever I am questioned. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The soldier replied by pointing out to him an officer who was conversing, on foot, his hand upon the neck of a horse on which the individual to whom he was talking sat. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Has anything been discovered that throws any light on the cause or origin of the fire?” The officer shook his head. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

The officer stationed in the neighbourhood of Cotapampa was instructed not to begin to lay the bridge, till the arrival of a sufficient force should accelerate the work, and insure its success. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Arthur Morrison He bothered the first officer with them, and when the first officer escaped he explained the whole thing at length to the third officer. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

This was given in charge to an officer named Magarino, with forty soldiers under his orders, all pledged to defend the passage to the last extremity. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

G. K. Chesterton The officer evidently thought that I was too sleepy and feeble to effect an escape, and so held me lightly and easily enough. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

H. G. Wells He suffered great hardship, and was then caught up by the war and had a year of soldiering, first as an officer in the English infantry and then in the army of pacification. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Watkin Tench In case of the Governor’s death, the Lieutenant Governor takes his place; and on his demise, the senior officer on the spot is authorised to assume the reins of power. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

These he explained to be ‘rekisite’ in the service, so that a self-respecting officer should always appear upon parade in a condition honourable to his corps. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Willa Cather She told him it was a rare engraving, and she showed him a portrait of her great-grandfather, who was an officer in Napoleon’s army. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Meredith The officer found it no difficult matter to catch him and pluck the letter from him; he opened it, reading it on the jog of the saddle as he cantered off. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

H. G. Wells Somebody had hoisted a British flag on the right bank of some tropical river I had never heard of before, and a drunken German officer under ambiguous instructions had torn it down. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Robert Louis Stevenson The sheriff’s officer had run back at the first sound of the shot, to hasten the coming of the soldiers. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle I was an officer in Chicago before ever I came to this darned coal bunker, and I know a Chicago crook when I see one. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Guy de Maupassant The officer took out his pipe, and looking fixedly at the Frenchman, said: “You haven’t any tobacco — have you?” M. Dubuis replied: “No, monsieur. A Duel (Un Duel) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Rudyard Kipling The officer sat on the chair,  The men lay on the grass, And all the time we halted there  I prayed my cup might pass. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

Ford Madox Ford Besides, an officer cannot demand a court martial. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Rudyard Kipling The rest are in the ante-room,’ said an officer of the Lodge. Brother Burges assigned me my discreet box, saying: ‘Don’t be surprised. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle You may consider me to be a murderer; but I hold that I am just as much an officer of justice as you are. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

The officer took Bonacieux by the arm, and led him into the antechamber, where he found his two guards. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Eliot She was the daughter of a French officer of considerable rank, who had fallen in the Russian campaign. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

The officer was standing where I had left him, looking down on the prostrate figure before him. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Rafael Sabatini They were still at breakfast when a soldier came with the announcement that an officer sent by the Chief Notary of Venice had just arrived at the fort. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Send a man below to get a block, and he would capsize everything before finding it, then not bring it up till an officer had called him twice, and take as much time to put things in order again. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

He is an old naval officer on half-pay, and his bluff and unceremonious behaviour disturbs the old lady’s domestic economy, not a little. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Her manner was coldly respectful, and she looked at the young officer with a grave, reproachful face, which was strange to him. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Ford Madox Ford But to an officer you had to say things slantways. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

From his point of view the officer does not observe the rifle; the man was apparently killed by the fall of the building. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope This officer had always been extremely civil to Father John; and had shown all the kindness in his power, and that was no little, to the prisoner. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Walter Scott The only proof of his confidence worth mentioning, was his imparting to the young officer a valuable receipt for concocting curry-powder. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

They stood about the group awhile in silence; the staff officer was thinking of his unfinished supper, the orderly of what might possibly be in one of the casks on the other side of the cellar. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Guy de Maupassan The officer saluted them, saying: “Good-day, ladies. The Wrong House by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle Depart, sir, and show your gratitude not to me, but to the first French officer who falls into your hands. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

George Meredith For just a second, the handsome, woman-flattered officer proved his man’s heart more whole than he supposed it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson The officer sitting at home over a bit of fire until the criminal came to visit him, and the criminal coming — it was a fair match. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Maria Edgeworth The sheriff’s officer is here, who has seized him for debt, and must make the most of him at market. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

The sergeant, without deigning to look at the prisoner, addressed himself to the young officer with a superior smile. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George Meredith The officer consented, but she had to say to him, ‘Move back,’ and then, with her lips to her husband’s cheek, ‘Betray no more of them!’ she whispered. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Olaf Stapledon The officer went into battle, and they gained the victory through him. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

An officer named Puelles, who commanded at Guanuco, joined him, with a body of horse with which he had been intrusted by the viceroy. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Sir Walter Scott Colonel Gardiner, the commanding officer of the regiment, was himself a study for a romantic, and at the same time an inquisitive youth. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

William Makepeace Thackeray The officer in waiting had out a great register, and was talking to master in the French tongue, in coarse; a number of poar prisners were looking eagerly on. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Then the men suddenly disregarded us and bent their heads to their work as an officer came along the deck. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Ringing up that address he learnt that that gentleman was an officer in the Strand branch of a well-known bank, and very shortly he was interviewing him at his place of work. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch In the patio I found the two disputants standing much as I had left them, the staff officer gently and methodically smoothing his horse’s crupper, the lieutenant with a watch in his hand. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

But he wasn’t an officer of police, and we thought he was going outside of his line. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The portrait en pied of an officer in a sky-blue uniform hung on the end wall. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Carlier, an ex-non-commissioned officer of cavalry in an army guaranteed from harm by several European Powers, was less impressed. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

But one day during the time they were resting a young non-commissioned officer gave me a fat cigarette. In the World by Maksim Gorky

G. K. Chesterton He was an aristocrat, a landed proprietor, an officer in one of the crack regiments of the Czar, a man altogether of the old regime. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Robert Louis Stevenson Paid I am, and none too much, to be the second officer of this old tub, and you ken very well if I do my best to earn it. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

An officer of confidence and merit, John the Armenian, led the vanguard of three hundred horse. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

The officer jumped back, screaming angrily: “Stop the singing, Sergeant Kraynov!” The mother staggered to the fragment of the pole, which he had thrown down, and picked it up again. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle The colonel could trust him where a more dashing officer might be in danger. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Kill me, I implore you, kill me!” This scene of despair and tears finally made the officer impatient. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Guy de Maupassant The officer said: “I’ll cut off your moustache to fill my pipe with. A Duel (Un Duel) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch A couple of hours later I was escorted to headquarters, where, on entering the room where he received his guests, I found him in conversation with a young staff officer who wore his arm in a sling. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Wilkie Collins The officer had an interview (at which I was present) with my lady. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

All that is past, thank God! I am the Graf von Schwabing, an officer of the Imperial Guard. I am not the least of the weapons that Germany has used to break her enemies. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

I judged that the second officer — a callow youth with an unpromising face — was not, to put it mildly, of that invaluable stuff from which a commander’s right hand is made. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The officer obeyed, and, brandishing his sword, Endicott thrust it through the cloth and with his left hand rent the red cross completely out of the banner. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

At the same moment an officer approached him on foot from the rear and saluted. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

He had entered through the drawing-room window; he was an officer of few words and creditable promptitude. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Jack London At the inquest the coroner’s officer stated that “all he found in the room was a lot of old rags covered with vermin. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Charles Dickens Finally, he was left under a guard of four soldiers with fixed bayonets, while the officer directed in person the search of the house and the other buildings connected with it. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There followed an officer dressed in some sort of uniform and after him a younger man, who appeared to hold the post of aide-de-camp, in more sombre but still semi-military accoutrements. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Sixteen years ago he was still an Englishman, an officer in Her Majesty’s Navy. Now he’s a German. At some time between this and then, I suppose, he came to grief — disgrace, flight, exile. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Wilkie Collins That officer saved the lad’s life from his own hand, and hushed up the scandalous affair by a compromise. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins No officer of the court attempted to control the outburst of astonishment. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

John Mellish gave a long sigh of relief when the Indian officer finished his third cheroot, and pronounced himself ready to join the ladies. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

The brigadier’s name was the Comte de Wostpur.—A Spanish cardinal, with two nephews, two secretaries, an officer of his household, and twelve horses. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch My heart fairly sank when on reaching the gate I saw an officer in talk with the sentry there, and at least a score of men behind him. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Tobias Smolle My friend Brayl was also made an officer about the same time, after he had served in quality of a midshipman and mate for five and twenty years. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Jules Verne That day, the 24th of January, 1868, at noon, the second officer came to take the altitude of the sun. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

An officer in the time of the Spanish government, he was distinguished for his severe discipline and strict moral conduct. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

In these exceptions, Apaecides noted an officer of the guard, and an Alexandrian merchant. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Each ship at the Jetty had, of course, her chief officer on board. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Aha! That was the guide the withered witch had promised would show the English officer the shortest way of rejoining his man. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry Fielding Upon this a young lady who stood by said, ‘So, miss, the young officer hath accepted your challenge. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Maria Edgeworth He hesitated; but after saying some words to an officer near him, he bade his interpreter tell me that he granted my request. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth