Phrases with "over"

Rafael Sabatini Thy wealth is the reward sent thee by Allah for thy glorious victories over the unbelieving. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Sinclair Lewis They noted Sam, and one of the men staggered over to shout, “American, ain’t you? Well, say, why the lone fiesta? Come over and join a live bunch!” Rather pleased, Sam went over and joined. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells He took the “lines,” written painfully over three pages of exercise book, and obliterated them with a huge G.E.L., scrawled monstrously across each page. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Jack London They were running over the surface of a world frozen and dead. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then his nerve began to return and with it his control over his limbs. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

I broke one of the bootlaces and retied it in a clumsy knot, and loosed the other so that my thick grey socks bulged over the uppers. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a beautiful dry tunnel with smooth gray walls covered with native symbols, a curved roof which arched over our heads, and white glistening sand beneath our feet. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Guy de Maupassan All the smart people all over the world belong to it so as to appear as though they held death in scorn. The Magic Couch by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Hardy She heard the Baron’s steps crackling over the dead sticks and leaves. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Kenneth Grahame We came across them first at the corner of the shrubbery, and pored over them long, our hands on our knees. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Katherine Mansfield Only the public-house at the corner was open; a young barman slopped water over the doorstep. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

I would choke over my tea and be rebuked for bad manners. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Theodore Dreiser After a time she went back to the washing she had to do, and stood over her tub rubbing and crying. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

He had even failed to show any interest when Toby offered to take him over to Stanworth and present him. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

He saw there were lights still on and, if he should meet anyone, was prepared with the excuse that he had climbed over into their yard looking for a parrot of his which had escaped. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

The prince took out his handkerchief and bound it over his mouth and nose, signaling to Jones to do likewise, for both of them were past speaking. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

George Meredith A. neatly engraved: a gift; so that the young gentleman may be sure the young lady will defend herself from lions and tigers and wild boars, if ever she goes through forests and over mountain passes. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe Rushing then with all his force against the fatal hogshead full of October ale and Hugh Tarpaulin, he rolled it over and over in an instant. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

As she now raised her fair attenuated hands to rearrange her hair, which had once been abundant and glossy, her husband could not avoid remarking upon the change which had passed over it. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Edith Wharton Another day he was talking of the great frost in Paris, when the Seine was frozen over for days, and of the sufferings it had caused among the poor. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Anthony Trollope She was always independent in that way, and would go over the world alone better than many men. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Have you got it?” “Yes,” says Meekin, astonished, while all heads bent over the table. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Henry Handel Richardson John and Lizzie were dining there at John’s express request: the groom had ridden over after lunch with a line from John, asking if he and Lizzie might take pot-luck with them that evening. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

The one nearest to Lakamba repeated the call, after a while, over the rail into the courtyard. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Olaf Stapledon We had finished our lunch, so we rose to our feet and continued our way over the gentle slopes of the great moorland plateau. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry sprang to his feet and came over to them. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Andrew Lang And when the wedding was over and all the feast, then the magic of the witch’s wine went out of Sigurd’s brain, and he remembered all. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling There’s Colootollah over yonder — that patch of darkness beyond the lights. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Certainly she was very like Maraquito, even to having eyebrows almost meeting over her thin high nose. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

A head was pulled backward over the edge of the trench, and he felt in the air the motion of the left arm pawing feebly but unable to reach behind. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Nathaniel Hawthorne The intervening space was empty — a paved solitude between lofty edifices which threw almost a twilight shadow over it. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Anthony Trollope My life is over for me, and I may as well lay me down and die. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood And at the end of half an hour or so my waiting was justified, for the canvas suddenly shivered, and some one tripped over the ropes that held it to the earth. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He had no doubt, even now, of his wife’s affection for him, no fear as to the ultimate triumph of her love over all the lies and artifices of that scheming scoundrel, her father. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sir Walter Scott In about two hours’ time the party were near the Castle of Stirling, over whose battlements the union flag was brightened as it waved in the evening sun. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Frederick Marryat I will send Oswald Partridge over to let you know the day, Edward Armitage, when we will come for her. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Yet that is over now: Clerval writes that indeed you are getting better. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

A sort of languor next seized his frame, but without, as he thought, communicating itself to the mind; and as this crept over him, he felt his temples sprinkled with some volatile and fiery essence. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Henry Handel Richardson Though at noon the day before, the thermometer had registered over a hundred in the shade, it was now bitterly cold, and these abrupt changes of temperature always whipped up his nerves. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton In some, waves of silk and ribbon broke over shores of imitation moss from which ravishing hats rose like tropical orchids. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle In fact, as the lengths would not quite fit, our line projected about three feet over the edge. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

George Meredith He sought his excuse in a heavy lamentation over my lady’s unjust suspicion of him,—a known man of honour, though he did serve his paytron. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Joseph was bending over the fire, peering into a large pan that swung above it; and a wooden bowl of oatmeal stood on the settle close by. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Andrew Lang He went up to him and felt him and soon found that he was dead, with his back broken over the upright stone between two of the stalls. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

M. P. Shiel After fifty minutes it was actually over the moor, all now conscious of it; but the rope was indistinguishable from the air. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Dick had got over a hundred thousand for it, but it had been worth more. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

W. H. Hudson The perpetual watch over myself and struggle against my evil nature which had now become necessary was the cause of but half my trouble. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Anthony Trollope He would not like to have it said of him that he had thrown over his client. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing I went a long way over towards”—— She broke off, quivering from head to foot. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

As soon as he found himself the head of his uncle’s empire, he at once did his utmost to squander the public treasure over which he now had control. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

William Hope Hodgson He wasn’t over the top when I first spotted him. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

An inferior man was put over Bacon’s head. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

H. G. Wells Even when he was only five years old, one sees that half whimsical wrinkling over his soft brown eyes that characterised his face. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Anthony Trollope Henri, de Lescure, and the little Chevalier, all came over to spend the last day at Durbellière, and a melancholy day it was. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

That WOULD be a treat, wouldn’t it? Little pot-bellied niggers breathing garlic in your face over the bridge-table. Burmese Days by George Orwell

It passed straight to the hearth, where was an expiring wood fire; and cowering over it with outstretched hands, it appeared to be gathering what little heat was to be had. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope But as she bent over the table she felt that she could not write such a letter as that without devoting an entire day to it. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Ford Madox Ford She looked beseechingly out of the window at the house-fronts over the way. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

The long black hair, starred with small coins, falls abundantly over the shoulders. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

Suddenly, as she bent over the candle to scrutinize the shading of her silks, the hollow sound of hoofs broke upon the silence, and in a minute afterwards a bell rang loudly. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Ford Madox Ford He had said to Mark, over Sylvia’s first letter “You won’t let ’em?” and Mark knew the agony that was behind his tallowy mask and goggle eyes. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Walter Crane The man is clad in a long mantle of claret-brown velvet edged with fur, over black tunic and hose. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Ford Madox Ford Who said he was perspiring a great deal? Well, he was perspiring! Marie Léonie, young, was bending over him. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

They repeated the same words over and over again as though they couldn’t stop themselves. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Benjamin Disraeli Your Grace must be proud of your advantage over him. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Accordingly, the next morning, he looked up the Bishop’s private address and inquired over the telephone if he would find him at home if he came round at once. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Why, it is absurd on the face of it! Everybody knows that there are dozens of men all over the country who would have been ruined and turned out of their houses if you had not stood their friend. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry James He now sat there, for the most part, to sigh softly, while he vaguely tilted his carafe, over the vision of how much better Waymarsh was occupied. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Jules Verne Ned Land was leaning over me, saying, in a low voice, “We are going to fly. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

D. H. Lawrence He only retreated into his own soul, and turned aside, invoking his own soul: “Oh, dark God, smite him over the mouth for insulting me. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Mr. Rymer sat in an easy-chair, holding a bundle of papers; Mrs. Rymer sat on the sofa, the dozing baby on her lap; over against them their friend took her seat. A Charming Family by George Gissing

Why stay poring over pictures when we were on the most remarkable scene in the history of the earth. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Willa Cather After he had put these into the bag, he slung it over one shoulder, and his canvas water-bag over the other. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Make use of your vigor over the hills, the rivers, and the fens. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Radclyffe Hall Her short, thick hair fell angrily over her eyes — Elizabeth watched her covertly. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

There was a willow which grew slanting over a brook, and reflected its leaves on the stream. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

E. Phillips Oppenheim Only, whatever we may have to say to one another, let us get it over quickly. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If ever this thing blows over or if war does come, nothing in the world would induce me to have anything to do with my present branch of the Service again. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Mark Twain Grass and weeds grew rank over the whole cemetery. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

James Joyce Now that the play was over his nerves cried for some further adventure. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The beautiful landscape widened to right and left of them, with the sunset redder and redder, over the low, irregular hills before them. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Virginia Woolf Ah, but what had happened? Some wave of white went over the window pane. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Wilkie Collins And if a stray shot comes my way before the war is over — well! Society will be rid of me on easy terms. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Lady Morgan I walked as though I scarcely touched the earth, and my spirit seemed to ascend like the lark which soared over my head to hail the splendour of the dewy dawn. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

John Galsworthy She had been, giving him a rub, he had not the least doubt of it, and no wonder, over a house like that — a great ugly thing, not the sort of house he was accustomed to. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Abraham Merri A spirit brooded over it, serene, majestic, immutable — like the untroubled calm which rests, the Burmese believe, over every place which has guarded the Buddha, sleeping. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Anatole France There were bells over the hearth, on the cabinets, and on the chairs. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Baldwin Spencer When this is over they go back and sit amongst the other women. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

It was a madness, an isolated madness, which stood alone in her soul, and fought for mastery over her better aspirations, her wiser thoughts. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

My mother and I were sitting in the chimney corner chatting together, and watching my father’s supper, which was kept hot over the fire. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing Precisely at that moment Widdowson closed his bookglad to be relieved from the pretence of reading — and walked over the lower part of the house to see that all was right. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Robert Louis Stevenson No surf-bell on forlorn and perilous shores, no passing knell over the busy market- place, can speak with a more heavy and disconsolate tongue to human ears. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope We are quits now, she had said, and she had repeated the words over and over again to herself as she walked up and down her room. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing It was holiday with them; they talked over what they would do at the place to which they were going, talked and laughed right joyfully. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

It was dug on a green slope in a corner of the kirkyard, where the wall is so low that heath and bilberry plants have climbed over it from the moor; and peat mould almost buries it. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

He was a bonny fighter, and very soon they made him captain of the royal bodyguard, and a fortnight later the general commanding-in-chief over the whole army. “Divus” Johnston by John Buchan

My arrivals to-day are Mr. and Miss Granger.” Clarissa gave a faint sigh, and bent a little lower over her work. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis She sat in the living-room, glancing across the hall at the men as they humped over the dining table. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Ann Radcliffe The marchioness again embraced, and wept over her daughter. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Gissing The new Mayor was a Liberal. As returning-officer, he would preside over the coming political contest. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Radclyffe Hall Lawrence, who was close behind her, nearly fell over her, but saved himself just in time. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins So that difficulty was got over in due course of time. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anthony Trollope But I have thought it over again, and I find that I can manage it. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Alfred Ainger For the influence of Coleridge over Lamb, during these school-days and afterwards, is one of the most important elements a biographer of Lamb has to take account of. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Henry James The wonder of your colour — daub you over with grey as I might — must have come through and told the tale. Flickerbridge by Henry James [1902]

Anthony Trollope You’re wide awake enough to understand, Lucy, that a fellow situated as I am, over head and ears in debt, and heir to an old title, should struggle to keep the things together. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins I came home again, and turned the matter over once more by the fireside. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

The cat still purred, tightening and relaxing her padded claws over his knee. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

In hatred and mistrust they entered a steam-launch, and went flying from ship to ship all over the harbour, causing no end of sensation. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Andrew Lang Then he tied a cord round him and hung him over the fire to roast, while he finished a box that he was making before the door of the hut, which he meant to hold Patto’s flesh when it was cooked. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith Ah! now you perceive, M. Beauchamp, now you have become aware of our purely infantile plan to bring you over to us, how very ostensible a punishment it would be were you to remain so short a period. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

To the left one of Almayer’s slave-girls came down to the ditch and bent over the shiny water, washing a kettle. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Drayton, for his part, felt arising within him a vast curiosity — a curiosity so great that he actually left his companions and walked over to the roadside. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Benjamin Disraeli While he was brooding over these reminiscences, it suddenly occurred to him that he had never made a progress into his western territories. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Ivan Turgenev I was set trembling all over by a violent shock — just as though I had touched a galvanic battery. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

I saw the butt-ends of rifles crash on his head and shoulders, and the next second the stream had passed over his body. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Kenneth Grahame It was still too hot to think of staying indoors, so he lay on some cool dock-leaves, and thought over the past day and its doings, and how very good they all had been. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Anthony Trollope In the first place, though it supported the men on it, it did not bear them high and dry above the water, which came over the ankles of most of them. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

In that attitude I heard him protest, very audibly: “I do not even know Spanish.” “Hey? What? You dare to deny you come from over there?” the accomplished manager was down on him truculently. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

And then, to her surprise, Father Ferguson took up the paper and glanced over the front page. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Jane Austen With all my soul I wish them happy, and rejoice over every circumstance in favour of it. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Wilkie Collins Almost at the same moment Mrs. Eyrecourt’s maid disturbed her mistress over the second volume of the novel by entering the room with a letter. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Alphonse Daudet In plain words, Mitaine’s Menagerie had left Tarascon over three months, and still the lion-slayer had not started. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now that writing was just over six feet from the ground. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

A. E. W. Mason The quiet of a September evening was upon the fields, a light mist rose from the creek and crept over the garden bank across the lawn. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

William Makepeace Thackeray One of the immense advantages which women have over our sex is, that they actually like to read these letters. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Coconnas was heartbroken over it; for an instant he thought that all these kings and princes had killed his friend and thrown him into some dungeon. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

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

Anthony Trollope But such bustle spreads itself over many minutes. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen She blushed again and again over the perverseness of the meeting. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

W. W. Jacobs He made his way to the back door, and sheathing his knife, crept stealthily down the garden, and clambered over the fence at the bottom. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

H. G. Wells And over everything was a curious absence of deliberate ornament, a bare grace of form and colour, that he found very pleasing to the eye. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

M. P. Shiel You, Harris, sit right over there”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

W. W. Jacobs Once or twice he fancied that he heard the rustle of the snake over the dingy carpet, and he wondered whether it would attempt to climb on to the bed. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

One night about nine he was lying on his bed, with the ragged counterpane over his feet, his hands under his head to keep them warm. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett The crowd came surging out of the narrow neck of the building and spread over the pavements like a sinister liquid. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Wilkie Collins The tea, sugar, and spices were at her back, a side of bacon swung over her head, and a net full of lemons dangled before her face. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Henry Handel Richardson Dressed anyhow, too, said Mary, who had once seen her in the town with an old garden-hat perched on her head, a red flannel spencer thrown over her bodice. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

If it had been an accident, and she had pulled the cabinet over upon herself,* she would have been found with her feet pointing towards the wall where the cabinet had stood. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells And he put it to us in this way — marking the points with a lean forefinger — as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it:) and his fecundity. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jack London Hartman ran to the gutter and stooped over the object. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He set his teeth, and bent more closely over her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Andrew Lang Ah! how merrily the sailors sang as they flew over the glassy sea! At last the port was reached. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arnold Bennett It was Jules — Jules with his hands in his pockets and a slouch hat over his eyes, but in other respects attired as usual. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Jules Verne He gesticulated and articulated, and so worked himself up over it, that the big drops of sweat fell in a cascade down his forehead on to his chest. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

His hand gently leads her to the edge of the cliff where he has fallen over and been killed, so that she may know the truth. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

D. H. Lawrence There were two village women become fine, in town dress and black silk scarves over their heads, fancying themselves. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle We had passed over Bramston Heath and round the clump of firs which screens the house of Major Elliott from the sea wind. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Rudyard Kipling The shadow tiptoed over to me. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

John Galsworthy On the far horizon, over a countless succession of fields and hedges, rose a line of downs. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Olaf Stapledon I saw the whole land curving down from me, over the planet’s shoulder. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Kate Chopin The wine spilled over Arobin’s legs and some of it trickled down upon Mrs. Highcamp’s black gauze gown. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Arthur Machen And they went over the great mountains and the man heard the wind come down from the sky, and the stag went on and the man went after. The White People by Arthur Machen

As he sat rocking himself with his hands over his face, I saw his wicked little eyes peering through the slits of his fingers to see what my next move would be. Prester John by John Buchan

I never thought he’d get either of them; they came over so fast and so high. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

There are now but few peasants living on the land over the head of Pompeii, and the Government allows no sales of real estate to be made except to itself. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He pitched onto the bed and rolled over on his face with a deadly fear that he was going mad. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

E. F. Benson Yesterday evening, for instance, it wrote ‘gardener’ over and over again. The Gardener by E. F. Benson

My eyes were often upon the solemn old clock over the chimney-piece, which was my sole accomplice in keeping tryst in this iniquitous venture. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Jack, won’t you shut the register?” she drawled over her shoulder. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

H. Rider Haggard By some extraordinary chance the ball struck it full on the back of the neck, shattering the spinal column, and that giraffe went rolling head over heels just like a rabbit. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope Aunt Margaret had repeated over and over again that such an excellent young man as Tom, with such admirable intentions, was entitled to a hearing from any young lady. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells All I got to do is to carry out the Law.” And he brought his second leg over the wall and seemed disposed to get down. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

William Morris From township to township, o’er down and by tillage Far, far have we wandered and long was the day, But now cometh eve at the end of the village, Where over the grey wall the church riseth grey. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

Arthur Morrison A man it was; with a thick smear across his face, and about his head the source of the dark trickle that sought the gutter deviously over the broken flags. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Benjamin Disraeli Delicately he impressed her with the absolute power which she might exercise over his mind. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

I can’t very well discuss it over the telephone. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope The case cost over forty thousand pounds, and took nineteen years. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Jack London And half the night we sat up over it. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

But soon the dim orb passed from over the sun, and lingered down the eastern heaven. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Walter Scott At this the trumpet of the Varangians awoke, and its tremendous tones were heard to peal loudly over the whole assembly, as the voice of its presiding deity. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Anthony Trollope But Frank had in some mysterious way drawn his hat very far over his forehead, and had buttoned his shooting-coat up round his chin. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Horace Walpole If Isabella is at hand — call her — I have important secrets to —” “He is dying!” said one of the attendants; “has nobody a crucifix about them? Andrea, do thou pray over him. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

To-morrow, Thursday, he would drive us over to the course again; today, Wednesday, the horses would have rest; and on Friday we must return to school. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell I counted their heads, joined together in an eager group over Holdsworth’s theodolite. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Sinclair Lewis Rigg hinted, “Say, Reverend, why don’t you and your good lady come up to my house after this, and we can loosen up and have a good laugh and get over this sewing-circle business. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli Disappointment and distress, it might be said despair, seemed fast settling again over the devoted roof of Hurstley, after a three years’ truce of tranquillity. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Meredith That he knew, and a tremor went over him. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Arthur Machen Mr. Williams was to marry his daughter Mary to a smart young fellow from Carmarthen, and he was in great distress over it. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

Johnny, go over and ask your mother to come in,” added the Squire, eagerly. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

He sat alone, or with that awful companionship of one whose mind was far away, which was so much more dreary than actual loneliness — sat brooding over the history of his friend’s treachery. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Andrew Lang As in a dream, she saw that her room was full of snakes, all jostling and squabbling over the bowls of milk until it was finished. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Daniel Defoe Goes over to England. Puts his Wealth into Merchants Hands, of Bristol. Changes his Name. Lives at Biddiford. The Merchants send him no Supplies. Importunes them. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

Arthur Conan Doyle His great eyebrows came down over his eyes, and he tapped his fingers impatiently on the table. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Some summer night I shall fall asleep,   And wake in the country over the range. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Anthony Trollope Of course, I’ve asked them over and over again, and something was said about this autumn, when we had come back from Pimperingen.” “Why did you not tell me?” “Bother! I did tell you. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

On Friday nights he made coffins and drove hearses; during the rest of the week he rarely did more than patter and shuffle in the attics over my head. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

He bent down over the unconscious boy. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Arthur Machen There would be half a dozen comfortable-looking men, substantial farmers and tradesmen, talking together over their reasonable potations, and by the fire an inviting and an empty chair. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Gaston Leroux Immediately he placed his head in his hands, thinking hard, took the chair and carried it over a little behind the shed. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Just at sunset there came a flood of yellow light over the low western sky; a farewell smile from a sun that had hidden himself all day. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

It was something red, and the logs rolled over it, at times closing round it, sometimes hiding it. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Rudyard Kipling On account of his fatness he cannot yet kneel long, but falls over sideways. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

John Galsworthy I’m afraid of this myself, for I should certainly rap him over the knuckles, but I thought that you, knowing him at the Club, might put in a word, and get to ascertain what the fellow is about. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton It seemed to him so naturalhowever tragic — that money ill-gotten should be cruelly expiated, that his mind, hardly lingering over Mrs. Beaufort’s doom, wandered back to closer questions. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Virginia Woolf The poor old boy’s come down in the world through trying inventions on his own account, lives in Penge over a tobacconist’s shop. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing No doubt he lives on olives and macaroni, and broods over what might have been. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

He was awake in his sleep, and the moon was pouring itself over him. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H. G. Wells Sir Bussy watched Sir Titus. Mr. Mountain and Hereward Jackson stood up and leant over the table. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Virginia Woolf Mr. Clutterbuck read the Times. In the distance stood a second lamp, and round it sat the young ladies, flashing scissors over silver-spangled stuff for private theatricals. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]