Phrases with "officer"

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

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]

The next day — in a few hours — at dawn, perhaps, they would take him from his cell, place him in front of a squad of soldiers, an officer would lift his sword, and all would be over. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

An officer spoke to me gruffly and told me to stand aside behind a wooden rail. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle Of course this may prove to be a false alarm but it is my duty as an officer of the law to allow no chance to slip. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Charles Dickens The officer wrote until he had finished, read over to himself what he had written, sanded it, and handed it to Defarge, with the words “In secret. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Anthony Trollope The officer on duty was most unwilling to let the culprit go; but the Colonel used all his influence and was successful. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

She availed herself of this licence and received several gold napoleons in return, for the adjudant had taken only the horses, and the officer of gendarmerie had confiscated nothing at all. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

An officer came quickly towards them to inform Raoul that M. de Beaufort was anxious to have him by his side. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle In front of me rode a Lancer officer without his coat. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But when the ship fell off for the last time, Captain Mein turned and said something to Major Griffiths, the commanding officer on board, and the Major called out to me to beat to quarters. The Roll-Call of the Reef by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Guy de Maupassan Suppose I try to be appointed an officer of the Academy!” But he did not know how to set about it, and spoke on the subject to his wife, who was stupefied. The Legion of Honor by Guy de Maupassan

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

Theodore Dreiser He did not care to be a soldier or an officer of soldiers; he had no gift for polemics; his mind was not of the disputatious order — not even in the realm of finance. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Already actresses and baronets run millinery shops, and many an Army officer combines his military life with a business life on the boards of City companies. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

The sun had not risen above an hour the morning after when the Portuguese officer came to the spot where we had landed the preceding evening. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

As far as I can make it out, he was an officer on board a sloop-of-war. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Wilkie Collins John Want answers his officer in his own cheerful way. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

T. E. Lawrence However, an officer showed himself, with some British troopers, and to them I explained myself. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Guy de Maupassan What more simple? Besides, who would have been the wiser? She might have saved appearances by telling the officer that she had taken pity on their distress. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

An officer of the gendarmes on guard had heard the exclamation. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli A regius professor of Greek; an officer just escaped from Sockatoo; a man of science, and two M.P.‘s with his Lordship; the host, and Mr. Vivian Grey, constituted the party. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Speak, shall I send this officer of police away? Would you like me to send my clerk out of the room, on an errand?” He said no more, but waited to see the effect of this last effort. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

The officer was afterwards transferred; I have not seen him now for fourteen years. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The man was distinguished-looking and, bronzed and holding himself proudly, there was something of the undoubted air of the naval officer about him. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

No option? Eh?” “As an officer — an officer of the 4th Hussars, too,” insisted Lieut. D’Hubert, “I had not. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George Meredith Presently an officer left the door of the inn and spoke to the soldiers. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Anthony Hope Go round to the front, and, hang you, stay there,” said Sapt. The officer stared, as well he might. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Ford Madox Ford And that’s all a British officer is really encouraged to know . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

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

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

After all these annoyances, the chief officer of the place offered us a present of a goat, but was sent to the right-about in scorn. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Algernon Blackwood He was the typical army officer who had seen service, real service, and found himself in the process. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He saw a good deal of service in Afghanistan, as an officer of Engineers, not without distinction: but he came to grief, in spite of his many good qualities. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

The officer noticed this gesture. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

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

Arthur Morrison When the door had closed behind them, and the coroner’s officer had shouted the little crowd into silence, the inquest took a short course to its end. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

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]

The officer was at first rather uneasy, but became reassured on seeing what sort of men he had to deal with. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

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

Henry James She had had some affair as a girl,—an engagement to an officer in the army,—and the man had jilted her, or they had quarrelled, or something or other. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Jane Austen While there was an officer in Meryton, they would flirt with him; and while Meryton was within a walk of Longbourn, they would be going there forever. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Anna Katherine Green I’m expecting her here any minute, but — Well, what now? What’s up?” An officer had entered hurriedly after one quick knock. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Charles Dudley Warner At last the little doctor told them that the interesting young man was an English prisoner whom the French officer had in custody. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Arthur Conan Doyle As far as I know only one English officer in India has ever fallen a victim to the fraternity, and that was Lieutenant Monsell, in 1812. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle Any minute we might see the white puggaree of a British officer coming over that rise. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Rudyard Kipling Once upon a time there was a good young man — a first-class officer in his own Department — a man with a career before him and, possibly, a K. C. G. E. at the end of it. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

It was in the Rue des France-Bourgeois, close to La Force. As I expected, my officer was there. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

What’s irony, Dick? I thought it was the tone your commandin’ officer adopted, when you had made an ass of yourself, and he showed it by complimentin’ you on your intelligence. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Almost immediately I saw an officer on the other side of the road dash down the pavement. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Margaret Oliphant Friendless, with nobody near to protect them, and the officer of justice waiting at the door, what were these women to do? perhaps death waited closer than the visible messenger of fate. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

James Anthony Froude They mentioned him to Mr. Gifford, the minister of the Baptist Church at Bedford. John Gifford had, at the beginning of the Civil War, been a loose young officer in the king’s army. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

When it was known that this Ferdinand Morringer was a real baronet and had been an officer in the Guards, you may guess how the flood of goldfields’ talk rose and flowed and foamed all round him. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

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]

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle The bride-groom is—No, most astute and sagacious reader, it is not myself; it is a young French officer of cavalry, with a boyish smile, and the scar of a bullet upon his left breast. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

His officer worked for him! In his own brain alone lay the secret of escape! He — Rufus Dawes — the scarred, degraded “prisoner”, could alone get these three beings back to civilization. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

This officer rejected a few of those who appeared sickly, and others were called in their room. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Sir Walter Scott One officer of the Covenanters alone, trained in the Italian wars, made a desperate defence upon the right wing. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch On the further slope an officer caught him up and scrambled beside him. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Leon Trotsky We considered the more important questions together, appointed the Latvian officer Slavin commander of the Fifth army and said good-by to each other. My Life by Leon Trotsky

She was ordered to search Vlasova. She blinked her eyes, then opened them wide on the officer, and said in fright: “I can’t, your Honor!” The officer stamped his feet and began to shout. Mother by Maksim Gorky

One thing favored the expedition, giving it an apparent assurance of success: it was well officered—an officer to each man and a half. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Wilkie Collins An officer of the Wanderer filled their places for the time, with Captain Helding’s permission. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

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

At seven bells in the morning, all hands were called aft, and told that Foster was no longer an officer on board, and that we might choose one of our own number for second mate. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had a gold chevron on his black cap, and the expression of his face told me in an instant that he was an officer and a man of refinement. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

While he was doing so the young officer observed the swollen state of his wrists, and demanded to what this was owing, on which Rashleigh narrated his sufferings in handcuffs. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Thomas Hardy It was an officer of the German legion, and seeing Festus he held up his hand. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Another Thorn came to West Lynne — an officer in her majesty’s service; and his appearance tallied with the description Richard had given. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

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]

The officer immediately ordered a canoe to receive M. d’Artagnan and himself. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Whatever the captain does is right, ipso facto, and any opposition to it is wrong on board ship; and every officer and man knows this when he signs the ship’s articles. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Charles Dickens That is the earliest hour at which the first prisoner can be released; and if an officer appear against him, he is not taken out till nine o’clock or ten. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

George Borrow Abarbenel. — I was a young lad when the war of the Independence broke out, and there came to the village in which our family lived an English officer in order to teach discipline to the new levies. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Gertrude Stein She said that decayed gentlewomen were more appetising and more efficient and she always had some widow of some army officer or functionary sewing or posing for her. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

H. G. Wells Orders were being given by the young officer and brusque questions asked and answered. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

A rough hoarding had been put up to enclose the ground floor, and at the wicket of this a Salvage Corps officer stood on guard. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Behind him were the waxen-faced officer and the black-uniformed guards. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

John Lewis Burckhard The Pasha keeps a garrison here of about fifty horsemen, with an officer who commands the town, the neighbouring Arabs, and the shipping in the harbour. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Having parted from Da Cunha, they ran against an Egyptian officer who had just visited Mecca and brought back a series of photographs. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H. G. Wells You are not their affair, and it will be quite easy for our officer to get them out of the way. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Anthony Trollope He would be the right-hand officer in the army of this man here,25 of this man who is striving to be the lord and ruler of our judgment-seats. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

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

Having shipped for an officer when he was not half a seaman, he found little pity with the crew, and was not man enough to hold his ground among them. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

D. H. Lawrence The officer ate the other piece. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

The officer of musketeers, on seeing him pass by thus pale, bowed almost to his knees as he saluted him. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Rafael Sabatini Whilst they were at table Le Duc, who had been hunting up and down the town for his master for the last hour, brought the ominous news that an officer and two soldiers awaited Casanova at the inn. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Guy de Maupassan One officer remained at the door to watch the exit; on the second floor they halted; Du Roy rang the bell and they waited. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

G. K. Chesterton My uncle sent me here with an officer who has an order for your release . Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Satisfied that what he sought was not to be found here, he followed the officer upstairs. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Sir Walter Scott The officer replied by a thrust with his sword, which Waverley received in his target, and in turning it aside the Englishman’s weapon broke. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

T. E. Lawrence Our forty-two officer prisoners were an intolerable nuisance. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Willa Cather Was the new officer a dude? Sergeant Hicks asked of his chum, Dell Able. No, he wasn’t a dude. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope If an officer so high in power be needed, at any rate the choice of such an officer should be made with the greatest care. North America by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini On his right sat Sir John Killigrew, and beyond him an officer named Youldon. The other two, whose names have not survived, occupied his lordship’s left. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Anthony Trollope The President’s house — or the White House as it is now called all the world over — is a handsome mansion fitted for the chief officer of a great republic, and nothing more. North America by Anthony Trollope

There was only one person who might possibly be able to get it back, and that was the officer to whom it was addressed. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Well, I got into German territory all right, and then a skellum of an officer came along, and commandeered all my mules, and wanted to commandeer me with them for his fool army. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Gertrude Stein It was necessary to interview the officer in command of the commissary department. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Sir Walter Scott Your reputation as a gentleman and officer is effectually cleared of neglect of duty and accession to the mutiny in Gardiner’s regiment. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

T. E. Lawrence Just before Ismailia, a perspiring intelligence officer in wet khaki boarded the train to check my statements. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Seeing her dismay, a man who stood at the right of the coroner, and who seemed to be an officer of the law, quietly advanced, and picking up the paper she had let fall, handed it to the jury. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins After waiting a day, and satisfying himself that his chief officer attended to the service of the ship as devotedly as ever, he favoured me, in private, with invaluable advice. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Ann Radcliffe He is an officer of the Inquisition, and not the person you apprehend. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Andrew Lang The officer who rode at their head approached Jack, and politely inquired what he wished them to do. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray Every officer had the liberty to inflict it, and in peace it was more cruel than in war. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Jack London We saw the end of the young officer who had rescued us. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence The officer had said something about having to go to Padua on the Saturday afternoon. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang It was the custom of that city that the officer for the day of the palace guards should receive all his food direct from the king’s kitchen. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant And suddenly the officer appeared at the carriage-door, and jumped in, followed close behind by the two Englishmen, who were impelled by curiosity. A Duel (Un Duel) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

An officer with a torch went before the horses, and gave orders at every post to let them pass. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Then there came an officer past me, without perceiving me, singing and gaily humming a tune to himself, as on the occasion when chance first made me a witness of Cardillac’s bloody deeds. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The officer glanced over his shoulder. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Anthony Trollope She had told the detective officer that she would submit her boxes and desks to be searched if her cousin Frank should advise it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

I looked from Alie, who, enveloped in oilskins, was clinging to the starboard railing, then to the chief officer gazing anxiously aloft, and from both to the men struggling and straining at the wheel. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

The count gave them a glance, in passing, as an officer might his soldiers on parade, and proceeded to his apartment on the first floor, above the reception rooms. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

It was my ancient friend Turpin, who had been liaison officer with my old division. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

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

But, Lord bless you!” said the officer with good-humored contempt, “you might as well have tried with a child’s squirt. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

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

Wilkie Collins Next to him stood an officer in Prussian uniform, and next to the officer was the third and the oldest of the party. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Rudyard Kipling So much, indeed, was signified by an officer on the deck below, who cried in a high voice: “I hope, Sir, you are making something out of it. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Wilkie Collins All I can tell you is, that my father was the salvation of that young officer under very dreadful circumstances. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Pu Songling From the depth of his hiding-place, he saw an officer enter, his face in black lacquer, covered with a golden cuirass and surrounded by a troop of young girls in long dresses of bright colours. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Gertrude Stein One man, he was evidently an officer said, my automobile has broken down and I must get back to Nîmes. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Anthony Trollope His father had been an officer in a cavalry regiment, with a fair fortune, which he had nearly squandered in early life. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

No conversation is allowed among the crew at their duty, and though they frequently do talk when aloft, or when near one another, yet they stop when an officer is nigh. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

There was a Carlist officer here, a lean, tall, dark man, who couldn’t sleep. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells When contraband is spotted the plane comes down on it and which officer acts is determined by the destination of the smuggled goods. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

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

It would be sadly unbecoming in an officer of the Criminal Investigation Department; indicating a lightness of mind, a frivolity, that could only be described as deplorable in the circumstances. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Benjamin Disraeli Soliman Bey, a renegade Frenchman, formerly an officer on the staff of Marshal Grouchy, was associated with him, and it is to him that the success of the Egyptian army may be chiefly attributed. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Elizabeth Gaskell The custom-house officer was just gone aboard of her to receive the captain’s report of his cargo, and make due examination. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

I was in dread that it would disappear altogether and the little officer would grow tired of trying to listen to me. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Rudyard Kipling The other woman was the wife of an officer going to meet her husband; and there were a couple of passengers beside the lascars. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Guy de Maupassan A Swiss officer seemed to look at the wagon in a knowing manner, but that was in order to impress his soldiers. The Lancer’s Wife (La Revanche) by Guy de Maupassan

Victor Hugo Behind the Clerk of the Crown was an officer holding in his hands the coronation robe. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Isabella Bird Here the escort formed into one line, and the ragged garrison into another, with an officer facing them, and were photographed as they shivered in the biting wind. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The officer turned upon his heel, saying: “You have two hours. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

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

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]

Edgar Rice Burroughs And then began for the French officer the most terrifying experience which man can encounter upon earth — the reception of a white prisoner into a village of African cannibals. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

He was an excellent petty officer — very competent, indeed, and a moderate opium-smoker. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Isabella Bird Here, last year, a young English officer was robbed of his tents and horses, and everything but the clothes he wore. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

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]

He is an officer of the Admiralty, called Pepys, and, Fareham tells me, a useful, indefatigable person. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

By the time, therefore, that Locke had fairly entered on his duties as an officer of his college, he was left alone of all his family. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

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

Henry Fielding As I was one day at St James’s coffee-house, making very free with the character of a young lady of quality, an officer of the guards, who was present, thought proper to give me the lye. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

G. K. Chesterton Looking over the edge, he saw that the heads of the horses were being held by men in the uniform of Wayne’s army, and heard the voice of an officer calling out orders. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Ford Madox Ford The officer accompanying the general was Colonel Levin, to whom, over his shoulder, the general said: ‘Make a note of that, Levin, will you? and get the matter looked into. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

William Makepeace Thackeray Surprising! there was Mr. B., a gentleman of fashion, who had only within half-an-hour arrived in a post-chaise with his companion, Mr. Lock, an officer of Horsham gaol. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Charles Dickens Wherefore, he begins by requesting the officer to be quite sure that this witness kisses the book, then goes to work at him, tooth and nail. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Meredith A small body of trained soldiers had sprung to the call to arms; here and there an officer could wheel a regiment. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H.P. Lovecraft Only one person remained in open enmity with him, this being the youthful ship’s officer whose engagement to Eliza Tillinghast had been so abruptly broken. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Charles Dickens This young woman was the widow of a non-commissioned officer in a regiment of the line. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

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]

The officer with the chipped nose went over to borrow the watch of General Feraud. They bent their heads over them for a time. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

The officer who had stopped in front of her and studied her with so much care might have been twenty-five or twenty-six years of age. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. Phillips Oppenheim In a few minutes the boat was alongside, and an officer in the uniform of the German Navy rose and made a stiff salute. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

The officer eyed him wonderingly, then drained the glass himself and set it down. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Frederick Marryat An officer who headed them addressed Humphrey in a haughty tone, and asked him who he was. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

The officer leaped to the pier, and offered his hand to Milady. A carriage was in waiting. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

It was common for an officer to openly keep a female convict as his mistress. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Ford Madox Ford That was an end of the earth as absurd! It was the unthinkable thing, as unthinkable as the theory that the officer can be responsible for the death of the man . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

The officer parried the blow at the cost of a broken arm and drove his sword to the hilt into the giant’s breast. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

To do what every officer is expected to do; to present his report to his seniors and let them decide what the facts add up to. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Accordingly, he spoke to his superior officer — saying just enough to be able to remark, in case of success: “Ah! I warned you!”— just enough so as not to dispel any of Gevrol’s doubts. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Leon Trotsky While a group of sailors were holding me fast, my older boy ran to help me and struck an officer with his little fist. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He followed the French officer out of the room and out of the house; for he had a notion that this was expected of him. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Guy de Maupassan Loiseau had an inspiration: he proposed that they should ask the officer to detain Boule de Suif only, and to let the rest depart on their way. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

But the fact of the matter is, the captain of that ship wants an officer who can speak French fluently, and that’s not so easy to find. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson The leader of the persecutors was Sir James Turner, an officer afterwards degraded for his share in the matter. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Steele Rudd When he found the officer of the law only wanted to know the number of stock he owned, he talked freely — he was delighted. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Almost at the same moment an officer entered and placed a dispatch in the hands of the king, who, in his turn, changed color, while reading it. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Victor Hugo The Usher carrying the rod, and the officer supporting the cushion, followed, and took their places on the low front seat provided for pages in old state coaches. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

A. E. W. Mason I heard of an officer who went down on parade at six o’clock of the morning there, sunstruck in the temples right through a regulation helmet. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

John Galsworthy She remembered Hubert having told her that he had saved the life of a Turkish officer at the end of the war, and had kept up with him ever since. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Jules Verne Michael Strogoff belonged to the special corps of the Czar’s couriers, ranking as an officer among those picked men. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Olaf Stapledon And he dreamed that he stood among the stars, ordering their courses, and the officer came to him, penitent because he had led one star astray. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Walter Scott He was an officer of merit, as well as a gentleman of high consideration for family and attainments. The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott [1828]

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

The officer who commanded them knew not what course to pursue. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Guy de Maupassant The officer embarrassed, said in a severe tone: “Come now, Timbuctoo, we are not in Africa. Sit down there and tell me how it is I find you here. A King's Son (Toumbouctoo) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

The officer must have been a genial soul. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Meredith He showered cigars as he passed; now and then he exhibited a paper; and on one occasion he brought a General officer to the carriage-door, opened it and pointed in. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Thomas Wolfe The officer waited patiently, but with an air of perturbation in his manner. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

There were three Nafar (privates) of the Staff:— ‘Ali ‘Brahim Ma’danji, generally known as Ali Marie, from the officer whom he served; a hard-working man, over-devoted to his master. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Almost immediately he called his young second officer over to him. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

When with this intent I turned round my camel I found that the gallant officer who had passed me by about thirty or forty yards was exactly in the same predicament as myself. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

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]

John Lewis Burckhard I offered to ride to Suez, provided the officer would lend me his horse; but he appeared to be more afraid of losing the horse, than of dying from thirst. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Ford Madox Ford Now I am your commanding officer — which is the same thing. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

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]

D. H. Lawrence The officer had long suffered from it, and wanted to do something to it. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Ivan Turgenev And I told all that to the police officer and the police officer said, ‘Go away, I don’t believe you, I don’t believe you. Lieutenant Yergunov’s Story by Ivan Turgenev

The officer went to the apartment in which the prisoner had been confined, looked out of the window which had remained open, understood everything and returned, exasperated. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

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]