Phrases with "outside"

Anthony Trollope You have won it altogether by yourself, with nothing of outside art to back you. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

I looked back at Charles and Ralph, who were still standing outside in the falling snow. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Sinclair Lewis They had just returned from work when Elmer and Jim stamped up the rickety outside wooden steps. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle There I remained until evening, when I set off for Woking again and found myself in the highroad outside Briarbrae just after sunset. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Catherine Helen Spence The weather was a little chill outside after the rain, though the month was August, but there was no fireplace visible, though the room was pleasantly warm. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

It was all outside the charge that the accused was a proved spy and a confessing thief, and that he had been fraudulently converting a dead man’s property to his own and his brother’s use. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Gustave Flauber At last they separated, to meet again during the night at the assembly of the Ancients in the temple of Moloch. They had just gone out when a tumult arose outside the door. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Thomas Hardy Mr. Marchmill was in a thriving way of business, and he and his family lived in a large new house, which stood in rather extensive grounds a few miles outside the city wherein he carried on his trade. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

He had drawn back the other woman’s soul to wait now outside the house; there she crouched till the act was finished. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Funnily enough, neither of them had apparently mentioned anything about my rifle, which at the time I had met them, had been tucked in the strap outside my luggage. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

D. H. Lawrence Just outside the station was the football field, and Mullumbimby was playing Wollondindy, Mullumbimby in royal blue, and Wollondindy in rather faded red. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Eliot They paused for the last time before a small farmhouse outside the village of Broxton. By six o’clock the task was done the coffin nailed down, and Adam and Seth were on their way home. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Jacques Futrelle I, personally, cut the police alarm outside the building. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Well, why shouldn’t I talk my mind to him? He’d never had an outside view of himself for years, and I resolved to stand up to him. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Wellwood was waiting in the passage, outside the Minister’s bedchamber. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

George Eliot The scene which had just closed upon her was terribly distinct and vivid, but it began to narrow under the returning impressions of the life that lay outside it. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

G. K. Chesterton He himself (he said) had often seen a sign-board outside a pub when he went into it, and been quite unable to see it when he came out. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Bram Stoker As yet, they had only seen the outside of the house — or rather, where the outside of the house once had been. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

George Meredith Along the heights, outside the village, some way below a turn of the road to Lekkatts, a gentleman waved hand. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Charles Dickens It was night: a bleak, dark, cutting night: when, pressing the child close to her for warmth, she arrived outside the house she called her home. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Isabella Bird These disfigurements, and large gold or silver filigree buttons placed outside one nostril by means of a wire passed through it, worn by married women, are much admired. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

And why? Because every bald head in this Republican Government gets pink at the top whenever her dress rustles outside the door. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells Fellows try and sell you typewritten stuff with the latest from the broadcasting for sixpence or a shilling, and here and there you see bulletins stuck up outside churches and town halls. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Charles Kingsley The outside form of every Gothic cathedral must be considered imperfect if it does not culminate in something pyramidal. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Charles Dickens A quack doctor, in an open barouche (attended by a barrel-organ and two footmen in brass helmets), delivered just such another address within our hearing, outside a gate of Paris, not two months ago. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

Her business now was to cut out all the outside world. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim From outside they heard the rattle of the lift. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Miles Franklin Such a lively change from the bush where there was an ache of quietude and every range and road was dulled by familiarity and where one could steer by the sun or stars when outside the usual run. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Willa Cather Then he plunged, face down, outside the parapet. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Andrew Lang When the days of mourning were ended, the brother bade his sister put outside the hut all that belonged to his father and his mother. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce Getting up on the cars in the early wintry morning outside the door of the castle. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Richard did not return until dusk, and he broke in upon Eleanor’s solitude as the shadows were gathering outside the window of the room in which she sat. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am going to open the outside door. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Sinclair Lewis He was a senior, and it was time for him and Hatch to decide which of the rewards in the world outside college they would prefer to pluck. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang A shrill blast outside her door sent a twinge of pain through the queen’s head, which by this time was aching badly; but in her joy at welcoming her future husband she paid no heed to it. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Oscar Wilde Some time after, Mr. Otis was awakened by a curious noise in the corridor, outside his room. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

H. G. Wells All the really religious people seem to be outside nowadays and all the pretending, cheating, atheistical, vain and limited people within. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

From the bustle outside the hotel there seemed to be a number of visitors staying there, and I wanted to be sure of getting a meal. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Charles Dickens It was a low arched portal, outside the church, in a dark nook behind a column; and had such great iron hinges, and such a monstrous lock, that there was more hinge and lock than door. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Martel,’ he cried to some one outside the door, ‘fetch the babes. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Arthur Morrison There was a shop-boy in charge of the goods outside the window, and his eyes were on Dicky. So Dicky whistled absently, and strolled carelessly along. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Once outside the gate, Doctor McKirdy looked long, first towards the Priory, then down the broad grass drive. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

For months he had caught no outside word of it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D.H. Lawrence If he could lie down again perfectly still he need not struggle to animate the cumbersome matter of his body, and then he would not feel thus sick and outside himself. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Mark Twain A fast walker could go outside the walls of Jerusalem and walk entirely around the city in an hour. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

All they knew of it was the region of twilight; formerly, when they used the shelter of the cavern, no one, it seems, ever ventured outside the circle of the fire. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

D. H. Lawrence The mother perceived her son gazing enraptured outside the Lion Wallace booth, at the pictures of this famous lion that had killed a negro and maimed for life two white men. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson Her fight to get him back would have to be carried on outside the walls of the asylum. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Olaf Stapledon The celibate sometimes permitted themselves sexual love, either with colleagues of the opposite sex or with persons outside the order. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Handel Richardson Yet when you were in England, how you railed at people there for letting themselves be influenced by a person’s outside — how he ate peas, or drank his soup, and things like that. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

I can see you from outside quite plainly standing in the doorway. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

He sees the world as a middle-class world, and everything outside these limits is either laughable or slightly wicked. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

H. G. Wells A conference, a confrontation, and no outside interference. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

The thing which could deal death in a breath was outside that bolted door. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Theodore Dreiser If it were not for Vesta she would have sought some regular outside employment. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope The staircases are of marble, and the outside passages and lobbies are noble in size and in every way convenient. North America by Anthony Trollope

Mr. Sampson’s meditations were interrupted at this point by the sound of a footstep on the sloshy gravel walk outside his office door. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sinclair Lewis In the twilight outside the tree-shadowed door, he awkwardly shook hands with Edith, but while he was trying to say something agreeable, she cried: “It’s too late now. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens Holloa! Yahip there! Rouse up! That’s my hearty!’ John said these latter words outside the door, whither he had hurried with the candle in his hand. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

They happen to be outside that mystic world of quad-rangles and house-colours, but they can yearn after it, day-dream about it, live mentally in it for hours at a stretch. Collected Essays by George Orwell

William Makepeace Thackeray With the Arabs outside the walls, however, and the freshly arriving country people, this politeness was not so much exhibited. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Unable to restrain her feelings longer, she burst into tears, knelt down outside Helen’s dress, and began kissing her hand and the pearl bracelet in a transport of joy. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

Charles Dickens But quiet or noisy, it was all one to John. If a train of heavy artillery could have come up and commenced ball practice outside the window, it would have been all the same to him. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

I thanked him with all my heart and in a few minutes more got down at Lawrence station then as now far outside the little town clasping my Swinburne in my hand. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

H. G. Wells It was a pale, dim world outside that dark and tangible rim. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Charles Dickens Some of the visitors from the outside public are accustomed visitors. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Virginia Woolf He took her outside this little world of love and emotion. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Edith Wharton At first he was aware only of those that centred in his own troubled consciousness; then it occurred to him that an equal activity of intercourse was going on outside of it. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling We are dealing with animals who have scientifically and philosophically removed themselves inconceivably outside civilization. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

H. G. Wells For some time Mr. Polly remained alone with his charge in the little blind alley outside the Larkins’ house, while the neighbours scrutinised him from behind their blinds. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

A. E. W. Mason While he wondered he heard the shouts of the gaolers, the cries of the prisoners outside the zareeba and in the direction of the river. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

From the marks outside the new lock appears to be bigger than the old one. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Miles Franklin We cannot reach outside ourselves. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Theodore Dreiser Lester had his salaryfifteen thousand a year as secretary and treasurer of the company (his brother was vice-president)— and about five thousand from some outside investments. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

This was a love that had no dictation from outside things. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. G. Wells Two pieces fell outside the basket. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Even Trowse, though such things were outside his life, was conscious of the dramatic possibilities of that despairing confession. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

The grass plat outside was a smooth white plain, the clustering shrubs beyond it being also white. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Joseph and the groom found marks on the bed outside the window, but the weather has been so dry lately that they found it hopeless to follow the trail across the grass. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Arthur Morrison He had never spoken to the man, he said — indeed, nobody in the place outside Ranworth would have anything to do with him. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Virginia Woolf I gave my message to the General in person, she said to herself as she stood outside on the pavement again. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Ford Madox Ford Here then was another thing for which they had to thank the outside world — this band of rag-time solitaries! They let the outside world severely alone; they were, truly, hermits. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

John Lewis Burckhard This place abounds with robbers, and we were encamped outside the gate of the town. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Gaston Leroux The last time she ventured outside alone was to go into the old quarters of Derewnia. What has she to do in such a rotten quarter? I ask you that. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

D. H. Lawrence Yet she was outside the enclosure of darkness. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis To see her at all, he had to wait for hours in the lobby, or walk up and down in the snow outside till she could slip to a window and peep out. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Jules Verne The commotion certainly seemed as if caused by some boat, whether from beneath the water, or approaching the creek from outside upon the lake. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Andrew Lang In a “maze of buildings” outside the precincts of the graves of Mycenae, Dr. Schliemann found fragments of vases much less ancient than the contents of the sepulchres. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

After being dismissed by a nod he took up his cudgel outside the door and walked out of the building with the calmness of rectitude. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Somehow.’ She paused on the landing outside the tower room. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch On the landing outside a short ladder led up to a trapdoor in the eaves, and through the open trapway a broad ray of moonlight streamed upon the staircase. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Arnold Bennett He might have been sealed up in a cell with his enemy who, incredibly cruel, withheld from him his breath; and Edwin outside the cell trying foolishly to get in. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

This may be shown by an illustration taken from outside the range of our everyday habits and everyday contact, and so outside the range of our bias. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Algernon Blackwood And nextalmost simultaneous with his waking, it seemed — the profound stillness of the dawn outside was shattered by a most uncommon sound. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Isabella Bird That which is outside deserves a passing notice as the environment of the capital. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Henry Lawson Had we returned an hour later, we should have seen the sheep huddled together in a corner of the yard, and the three horses hanging up outside the local shanty. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

George Gissing Standing outside near the door she found two women, one of whom approached her as soon as she appeared. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Willa Cather The hand-pump on the back porch, outside the kitchen door, began to scrape and gurgle. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Henry Handel Richardson The visitors from up-country paused to listen to a brass band that played outside a horse-auction mart; to watch the shooting in a rifle-gallery. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

He stopped at the camp and left his dogcart outside with his man. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The words seemed to form themselves, fiery or pathetic, in the air, outside her lips. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Olaf Stapledon In the past he had participated only in the vaguest and most ineffectual manner in the personal lives of his members outside the aeroplane, outside the carapace of their common life in the crew. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

A chap who can tell you offhand the difference between the outside of the world and the inside. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Lucy Maud Montgomery As it progressed Anne became more and more abstracted, eating mechanically, with her big eyes fixed unswervingly and unseeingly on the sky outside the window. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Victor Hugo If you wish to preserve an old thing, human or divine, a code or a dogma, a nobility or a priesthood, never repair anything about it thoroughly, even its outside cover. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

A few weeks ago, five people who were selling papers outside Hyde Park were arrested by the police for obstruction. Collected Essays by George Orwell

A stout Burmese woman, wife of a constable, was kneeling outside the cage ladling rice and watery dahl into tin pannikins. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Jules Verne The cart had been left outside under the charge of Jup and Top, who had been prudently tied to it. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The tent was tropical when he awoke, but Stingaree was still at his breakfast outside in the shade. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Washington Irving They groped their way through a fearful labyrinth, cut through the heart of the mountain, and succeeded in reaching, undiscovered, an iron gate that opened outside of the walls. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

H. G. Wells That is outside your quality, your experience, but not outside your understanding. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

James Joyce Get outside of a baron of beef. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

She was still sitting there, ten minutes later, when the door opened and threw the gray light from outside over her. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Rudyard Kipling Wan man wint outside in the veranda. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Meredith General Ople met him outside his gates, received and returned a polite salute, liked his appearance and manners and talked of him to Elizabeth, asking her if by chance she had seen him. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Anthony Trollope He was generally called in the profession,—and perhaps sometimes outside it,—“Supercilous Jack,” from the manner he had of moving his eyebrows when he was desirous of intimidating a witness. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

James Joyce He used to meet her outside the Stores every evening and see her home. Dubliners by James Joyce

F. Scott Fitzgerald It swung open, but he heard footsteps outside and closed it just as Leilia came back with the crackers and milk. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Virginia Woolf In the town he drove carefully; but once they were outside he speeded up. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Ought to ‘ear Snouter and me ‘long towards Christmas time when we pipe up ‘Good King Wenceslas’ outside the boozers. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Meredith It sprang from her acknowledged weakness of nature; and she cast about for how to keep it outside her and lean on a true though a small internal support. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell But they knew better than to come up to the house, for the August weather was so hot that every door and window was kept constantly open, and the least sound outside penetrated all through. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

But it looked only like a bit of marine news: English brig Bonito gone ashore outside Makassar roads. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Thomas Hardy Parleyings were attempted through the keyhole, outside which she waited and listened. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins The sun was shining; and the green shutters outside the window were closed. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

This gentleman took up his stand outside the stage-door, and waited patiently for about ten minutes while Edward Clare walked slowly up and down on the opposite pavement, which was in profound shadow. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Kate Chopin He wanted to be outside there making a part of it. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Anthony Trollope Hm — Lady Dumbello!” and he almost trenched upon the outside verge of that schooling which had taught him to avoid both the sublime and the ridiculous. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky In the Taurid Palace, we were proclaimed counter-revolutionists and were actually put outside the law. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The opening ceremony was very short and, not wanting Mason to question him, Todhunter edged his way through the crowd and got outside as quickly as he could. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Arnold Bennett The other breakfasts she left outside the respective doors; and in future Niepce’s also. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Thomas Hardy These were followed by angry voices outside Lucetta’s house, which led her and Elizabeth-Jane to run to the windows, and pull up the blinds. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton After she had gone in he paced up and down outside in the drizzle, waiting to learn if she had any message to send back to the house; and after the lapse of a few minutes she came out again. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As soon as he has completed the preparations for my repast, he leaves me without a word—save one of civil invitation to draw my chair up to the table—and I hear him outside feeding the dogs. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Gissing She did not feel herself at all too old to enjoy the outside view of a London season; more than that it would probably be difficult to obtain just yet. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins In the fifth and last place, outside the stable in which Doctor Dulcifer’s blood mare lived in luxurious solitude, was a dog-kennel with a large mastiff chained to it night and day. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

They never even received any manure, except what I occasionally collected in a bucket when one of the farm horses happened to have halted outside the gate. Collected Essays by George Orwell

E. F. Benson Then I heard a sound just outside my room on the stairs that lead, as I have said, to the second story, a sound which was perfectly commonplace and unmistakable. Outside the Door by E. F. Benson

Wilkie Collins At half past nine, I heard steps outside my door. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

D. H. Lawrence And these were the times when he called in outside help, no matter whose. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett And though nine-tenths of the inhabitants never went outside the gates, the definite and absolute closing of them demoralized all hearts. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Washington Irving You know the deep ravine outside of the walls which passes immediately below the tower. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Finn, a Frisian chieftain, who nevertheless has a “castle” outside the Frisian border, marries Hildeburh, a Danish princess; and her brother, Hnaef, with many other Danes, pays Finn a visit. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Sinclair Lewis She had the neophyte’s shock of discovery that, outside of tracts, conservatives do not tremble and find no answer when an iconoclast turns on them, but retort with agility and confusing statistics. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett I don’t turn up my nose at a place like this, whatever the outside talk is. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

And I wish to return your goodness, but I am outside it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Oscar Wilde It would be quite impossible to sleep, with such a noise going on outside the bedrooms. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

James Joyce He prayed it too against the dark outside under the trees. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

D. H. Lawrence Perhaps she heard a nightingale in the park outside — perhaps she did. The Overtone by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Mark Twain If some day an outside influence shall determine him to publish, he will give the order, and it will be obeyed. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Henry Handel Richardson She was lying outside the bedclothes. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Elizabeth Gaskell His home was exquisitely clean and neat, even in outside appearance; threshold, window, and windowsill were outward signs of some spirit of purity within. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Arthur Conan Doyle Balanced upon the narrow ledge outside the window I had been watching, there was standing a man, framed, as it were, in fire. Gentlemanly Joe by Arthur Conan Doyle

Bram Stoker As he passed through the wood outside the gate of Diana’s Grove, he thought he saw the African’s face for an instant. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

The fierce March wind banged to the door of the house, and left the two women standing outside it. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George Meredith The sentiment was outside of reason. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Thomas Hardy Waiting outside a quarter of an hour longer, that no suspicion of any kind might be excited, Anne returned to the old manor-house. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Your duty has been already explained to you; if there is nothing you wish to ask you may go outside and consider your verdict. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

You can see the saint’s body on certain dates four times a year, when, as your Baedeker will tell you, “the troops of the garrison march past and lower their colors” outside the cathedral. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton She saw a policeman standing near the next lamp-post, outside the next house. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

But they would let him bark one’s sanity away outside one’s window. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

The outbuilding we were lodged in abutted on a road, and was outside the proper enceinte of the house. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Virginia Woolf She ran upstairs as usual, and was completely awakened to reality by the sight of Mrs. Seal, on the landing outside the office, inducing a very large dog to drink water out of a tumbler. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

There were footsteps outside his door, and Jaikie closed the window in a hurry and lay back on the bed. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Promise.” “Stay, little miss, you will be outside the house belike, roaming lord knows where; in the shrubberies, or the barns, or halfway to Oxford — while we are made fools of here. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

I knew that bed-wetting was (a) wicked and (b) outside my control. Collected Essays by George Orwell

H. G. Wells I knew there is nothing a man can do outside legitimate business transactions that has such opulent possibilities, and very probably that biased my opinion. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

I expect it’s an outside figure and it covers all sorts of qualifying circumstances; but it’s the one the Free Fooders quote, and it’s the one Wallingham will have to handle. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

No! what I saw at first was the thriving outside of a large and flourishing educational establishment. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Rudyard Kipling Excuse me!’ He bared his head as we passed the statue of the Great Queen outside Buckingham Palace. ‘A very great lady!’ said he. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

D. H. Lawrence But she was always tormented by the unreality of outside things. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anna Katherine Green But it’s of outside protection we’re talking now. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Except through the Sunday papers and an occasional bit of gossip the outside world didn’t really exist for her. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

What did distress him, as it crept back into his mind, was a memory of himself in the street outside the house, of his indulgent self. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

But man’s mind sits outside its doors moaning, and leaves his activity to run about the world in a fever of excitement. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a lamp burning somewhere far down the passage, and it just sufficed to make the outside visible from the darkness of our room. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It’s outside any one’s comprehension. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Wilkie Collins She was stopped outside (as I gathered from the sounds) by a returning invasion of children in the hall. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

D. H. Lawrence Perhaps many things outside the self. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Then she turned back into the hall and exclaimed in a peremptory voice, “Come outside and see, Wilfrid; it’s wonderful. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Besides, it will not be a long one; the air is too chilly outside for her to risk a lengthy stay in it. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang The next moment the door came flying in, and those outside along with it. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Things outside were dark,—at least, so said the squires and parsons around him, with whom he was wont to associate. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

There’s still an outside chance we may win through. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle If it had ruined itself it would be easier to bear it, but it is sacrificed to outside speculations — my wretched, wretched speculations. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Virginia Woolf One cannot live outside the machine for more perhaps than half an hour. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

H.P. Lovecraft In every case I was forced to go outside the immediate locality, for the Anchester villagers had an almost unbelievable fear and hatred of the place. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

When I came there first I thought I was getting outside the world, and then presently I found that I was indeed outside the world in a nightmarish limbo. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins Have you heard anybody inquiring after you, for the last day or two, outside your door? Ah! I see you have. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Gissing Just outside the town, in a dark narrow road, he was startled by the sudden rising of a man’s figure. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

They were gaining assurance down there; and the ferocious clamouring of the mob outside came faintly upon our ears. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson No, it’s your nature—your cold, narrow, egotistic nature—which only lets you care for things outside yourself in a cold, narrow way. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Frederick Marryat They all remained outside of the cottage till the party were at some distance, and then Edward walked apart with Humphrey, to communicate to him the offer made by the Intendant, and ask his opinion. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Andrew Lang Half of the herd were already through the fence and cropping the grass on the banks of the stream, but half still remained outside and faded into nothing, even as he watched them. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nobody outside the agricultural interest now dares to say that education is a bad thing. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Theodore Dreiser Somehow the children outside of Jennie, seemed self-centred. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

He came up to me one bright morning in summer, outside this very cave. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

James Joyce He always walks outside the lampposts. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

William Hope Hodgson It was but a second, though, and then I had drawn the bolts, and was standing on the path outside the door. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton One day when Vance called he found her alone; and after that, instead of seeking out Harrison Delaney, he avoided him, and the pair met outside of the house. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]