Phrases with "over"

D.H. Lawrence The clerical people are dark and pious and cold; there is a curious stone-cold, ponderous darkness over them, moral and gloomy. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Anthony Trollope But if he were now to tell her that all must be over between them, her very heart would be broken. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

A beautiful ball-dress of white satin, trimmed with rich Valenciennes lace, was laid over her chair for her to wear. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

She could not possibly help being aware that a great many people were looking in her direction over Mrs. Tommy Morrow’s shoulder. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

I skim them over at breakfast, or when I’m going in to business on the train. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins I made an appointment with the old man to call on me the next morning at the hotel, and talk the matter over again. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Bram Stoker He was buried in the churchyard of Saint Sebastian; but two centuries later, 1752, his bones were moved to the porch of the church, and a monument erected over them. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

John Morley A man groans over wrong, he shuts his lips, he takes his supper, he forgets. Voltaire by John Morley

Andrew Lang The next night, when Dorani left for her father’s house in her palanquin, the prince took out a packet of the magic powder and sprinkled it over himself, and then hurried after her. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

Theodore Dreiser When it was all over the carriages were entered and the body was borne to the station. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

She told me once that he was not rich; I think that is about all she ever said of him, except when she spoke of his influence over her, and her trust in him. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

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]

Radclyffe Hall All its principal windows looked over the sea that lay at the foot of the little headland. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

There’s but the walls o’ the house left now; grass growing in the hall, and ivy over the gables; there’s no one livin’ has ever hard tell o’ smoke out o’ they chimblies. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Thomas Hardy The Well–Beloved was moving house — had gone over to the wearer of this attire. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Willa Cather I never dreamed it would be you, Bartley. But why do you let me chatter on like this? Come over to the fire; you’re chilled through. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Wilkie Collins The terror of those dreadful days creeps over me again when I think of them. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I liked her in a way, and she had a wonderful power over me. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassan Then the man offered his services if ever they wanted to go sailing, telling them his name, “Lastique, Joséphin Lastique,” over and over again so that they should not forget it. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells I remember him lifting his nose up over King’s Parade, sayingwhat did he say? — in effect it was this. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

D. H. Lawrence Then suddenly he felt her finger-tips touch his arm, and a flame went over him that left him no more a man. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

At the bottom of the staircase he almost stumbled against a woman, who turned and looked at him in the light of a little oil-lamp that hung over the door of the portress’s lodge. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Jeremy Bentham So much as consists in acute punishment, to wit, where the penal process itself is over presently, however permanent the punishment may be in its effects, may be considered as irremissible. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Jack London Once, in the pursuit of a rabbit, which she ordinarily would have caught with ease, she gave over and lay down and rested. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

In some cases a classical education gives advantage over even the widest practical experience. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

D. H. Lawrence I am only just making headway over here. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon How did I spot him? Surely it’s written all over his face, his walk, the way he moves his hands. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The quarrel arose over the second deal, and as a matter of fact Urquhart had laid no money on the table, but made a pencil-note of a few shillings he lost by the first hand. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

John Morley Men soon began to whisper abroad that Burke thought ill of what was going on over the water. Burke by John Morley [1879]

There was a tap by one of the greenhouses over on the other side of the courtyard. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

D. H. Lawrence A man! The strange potency of manhood upon her! Her hands strayed over him, still a little afraid. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She told him, unnecessarily, over and over again, that she had ruined him by her marriage. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Henry James The need this last year had gathered the force of a crusher: it had rolled over him and laid him on his back. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Anthony Trollope When the unwonted perturbation was over at Manor Cross Lord George was obliged to revert again to the tidings he had received from Mr. Knox. He could not keep it to himself. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Rudyard Kipling I explained to Strickland, gently as might be, that I would go over to the Club and find for myself quarters there. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

She applied these two principles to the working out, over and over again, of practically the same story—the persecutions of a beautiful and virtuous heroine, and her final deliverance from them. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Sinclair Lewis Elmer was curiously hunched up in the Morris chair, his hands over his mouth. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James The year therefore rounded itself as a receptacle of retarded knowledge — a cup brimming over with the sense that now at least she was learning. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Virginia Woolf But age had brushed her; even as a mermaid might behold in her glass the setting sun on some very clear evening over the waves. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Say over again, and yet once over again, That thou dost love me. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1850]

Andrew Lang Ferko was no less willing to help her than he had been to help the wolf and the mouse, so he poured some healing drops over the wounded wing. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He half expected to see Lady Maulevrier in bed, with a crowd of medicine bottles and a cut orange on a table by her side, and a sick nurse of the ancient-crone species cowering over the fire. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Radclyffe Hall Her hair no longer tumbled over her forehead, but was parted and brushed till it shone, and she took an unconscionable time over her ties and the polishing of her brown shoes. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Bram Stoker The slop-basin was full of half-burned brown paper, over which tea had been poured. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Thomas Hardy Take it with you, and look it over at your leisure — merely as an old curiosity, remember, and not as a still operative document. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Rudyard Kipling Lone Sahib caught it by the scruff of its neck, handed it over to the sweeper to be drowned, and fined the bearer four annas. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The transition, as they grow up, from barbarity to brutes to domestic tyranny over wives, children, and servants, is very easy. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

George Eliot He’s rather fond of carrying everything over other people’s heads. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson About the same time some lamps were lighted, and threw a sudden flare over the shed. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. F. Benson But I’ve been puzzling over it this morning and I think the price of gold is high enough. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Wilkie Collins She now opened the note which the young nobleman had pressed into her hand, and read over and over again the hurried pencil lines scrawled on the paper. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Arnold Bennett At the same moment a head appeared over the edge of the barge. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Anna Katherine Green When lunch was over and Reuther sat down to her piano, the feeling had grown into an obsession, which soon resolved itself into a definite fear. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Andrew Lang As soon as Minnikin had got safely on his ship again, he said: ‘Now go over salt water and fresh water, over hill and dale, and do not stop until thou comest unto the King’s palace. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The noises had ceased; I knew that I was in a deserted space amid avenues of trees and with the broad sky over my head. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Pretty soon a chain of sausages fell in a circle around her, flattening out as if a road-roller had passed over them. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

And taking down two good rifles from over his bed, he hastened to his elder brother Tamas’s apartments, and overlooked the court. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

He did not strike him again: he stood bending over him and speaking angrily but quite low. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

What but hunger drove little Dick to crib that bun yesterday?” Hoar took off his hat and passed his hand over his brow and his black hair. Our Strike by Ellen Wood [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Poor Ben has been obliged to go to Canada over that affair of the bracelet, and they say that he’s drinking like a fish there, and Polsover we’ve lost altogether. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle What do women know of money or of business? Hand the note over to me and I shall relieve you of all responsibility. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

It was covered over thickly with dust, and Hardacre hoisted it quickly on to the floor. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Anthony Trollope Ayala still continued her household duties — over which, in the privacy of her own room, she groaned sadly; but she continued them in silence. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Isabella Bird He pulled his travelling cap over his eyes, and doggedly refused to stir. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Thomas Hardy Prince had lain there in the ditch since the morning; but the place of the blood-pool was still visible in the middle of the road, though scratched and scraped over by passing vehicles. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling But the war won’t be over yet awhile. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Benjamin Disraeli She could muse for hours over all that chamber had revealed to her, and indulge in a thousand visions, of which her father was the centre. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

I then went toward the shore as well as I could — now climbing over sharp rocks, now going round them, until at length after immense labor I succeeded in reaching the water. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

E. F. Benson It was this: he told me that he was demonstrating over the whole outbreak of typhoid. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Every night, Dowie.” Every day she sewed in the Tower room, her white eyelids drooping over her work. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

I could not have said it had it not been for the deep affection I feel for Almah and for you, and for the reason that I am just now more moved than usual, and have less control over my feelings. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Eliot She came with her candle and stood over me with a bitter smile of contempt; I saw the great emerald brooch on her bosom, a studded serpent with diamond eyes. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Masters read it as she stood by him — and then read it again very slowly rubbing one hand over the other as he did so. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Heroic days are these, but the dark ages of schoolboy life come closing over them. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

He was apparently in great trouble, and his hat was pulled down over his eyes as if he wished to hide his features. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Sinclair Lewis The rock garden had degenerated into a riot of creepers sprawling over the sharp stones; the paint had peeled from the fountain, leaving its iron cupids and naiads eaten with rust. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson She had left him glowering over a little mud and water called coffee. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

When he had descended, he hid the ladder in a hedge, which was planted at the bottom of the wall, jumped from tomb to tomb, until he reached the outside wall over which he clambered. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch There was the light, and there, before my feet, lay a sable sheet of water, over the surface of which the light was playing. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Sinclair Lewis I can tell you precisely the number of feet and inches of sewer pipe at Floral Heights, and I do not let myself gurgle over the pigeons that come up and coo on my window sill. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

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]

Anthony Trollope She still left within the plant the germ of life, which enabled it again to spring up and vivify, though sorely bruised by the heels of those who had ridden over it. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

He disdained to cope with the undue influence exercised by Lady Santerre over his wife. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Andrew Lang And the master, having handed over the clothes, went home, but he no longer found his dear journeyman there. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert was gloating over the place. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

D. H. Lawrence Power! He felt a new sense of power flowing through him: power over all these men, over the hundreds and hundreds of colliers. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth The crowd pressed closer and closer, arms crossing over each other to get notes in at the window, the clerks’ heads appearing and disappearing. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Henry James But that is not the case at present and, if I don’t write to you, it is because I am so deeply interested over here that I don’t seem to find time. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Rudyard Kipling Then troops came over the bridge behind me — a company of dripping wet Regulars without any expression. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Henry Adams The convincing reason for staying in the East was that he had there every advantage over the West. He could not go wrong. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Edith Wharton I’d been going over his last manuscript, and he knew it, and he knew that his future hung on my verdict — we’d tacitly agreed to that. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

George Meredith I try to smother a minute, and up the old fellow jumps quivering all over and threatening me body and soul. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Nurkeed removed his gorgeous hat and stooped over Pambe till he could catch a faint whisper. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edith Wharton His twinkling eyes played curiously over her face, and she went on, meeting them with a smile: “But don’t imagine, all the same, that if I should . The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Willa Cather When she went out into the dark kitchen to fix her plants for the night, she used to stand by the window and look out at the white fields, or watch the currents of snow whirling over the orchard. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Algernon Blackwood He began to shake all over as with ague. The Man Who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

Tobias Smolle You will do well to keep a watchful eye over the hind Villiams, who is one of his amissories, and, I believe, no better than he should be at bottom. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

E. Phillips Oppenheim They were passing over a great open expanse of corn-growing country, with here and there a few sheds and one or two isolated villages. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

D. H. Lawrence He caught a glimpse of himself in the mirror over the mantel, as he passed, and felt weak, as if he were really a criminal. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Mix well together and let soak for two hours; pour it over venison or veal, and simmer for ten minutes. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

G. K. Chesterton The tyranny of the Puritans over the bodies of men was comparatively a trifle; pikes, bullets, and conflagrations are comparatively a trifle. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Mr. Nowell’s books were kept so that I couldn’t cheat him out of a sixpence, or the value of a sixpence; and I mean to hand ’em over to the lawyer in a manner that will do me credit. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Think over what I’ve said, and let me hear from you within the next day or two. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

I have lain awake at night, turning it over and over in my mind, and trying to convince myself as to what was best to be done. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Elizabeth Von Arnim It wouldn’t be over till tomorrow after breakfast, and he hadn’t nearly finished all he had to say. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Jonathan Swif Shall I see him, or not? I hope to be over in a month, and that MD, with their raillery, will be mistaken, that I shall make it three years. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

George MacDonald Some poets do carry people over the sea. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

And mine they ought to have been, if the sacred law of primogeniture (that special Providence which watches over the interests of eldest sons) had been duly observed. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Edith Wharton Suddenly he felt both shoulders gripped from behind and forcibly pressed forward, as if by someone seeking to push him over the edge. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Spread out and go over every yard of the garden, although from what I’ve seen just now,’ and he looked significantly at the big beasts in the cage, ‘I think, after all, it’s a waste of time. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

E. F. Benson It was girdled with a silver cord with long tassels, and had mother-of-pearl buttons and a hood at the back lined with white satin which came over her head. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Forthwith a change came over the waters, and the serenity became less brilliant but more profound. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

There is a cloud hanging over you and over me—it is the same cloud! If you stay I feel that it may be lifted; but, if you leave, it may rest on us for ever. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Rowing in that ash-encrusted sea was like propelling a boat through thick, half frozen slush, and the journey of, say, a half thousand yards required over an hour of strenuous exertion. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Elizabeth Gaskell Her little dog, which had wandered half over the Continent with her, was her only companion; a dumb remembrancer of happier days. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Anthony Trollope A certain old Mrs. Folliott, who was cousin to everybody concerned, had come over from Taunton to see how things were going. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Here the toy which each of us has gripped with gladness and slobbered over is found not altogether in its most primitive form. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Henry Fielding I would advise, therefore, that every lover be obliged to read it over in the presence of his mistress, and that she carefully watch his emotions while he is reading. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Guy de Maupassan A feeling of lassitude came over me and I looked for a place to sit down. The Mountain Pool by Guy de Maupassan

I’ll manage to get Sultan over somehow, when Norris is sober. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Abraham Merri Their voices came now as clearly to his ears as though they stood beside him; over them came the wavelike murmur of a multitude. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle But wait an instant!” He stood upon a chair, and, holding up the light in his left hand, he curved his right arm over the broad hat and round the long ringlets. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

William Makepeace Thackeray The dinner is plentiful and nasty — raw ducks, raw pease, on a crumpled table-cloth, over which a waiter has just spirted a pint of obstreperous cider. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Edgar Wallace A thin, clean-shaven old man, with a mass of white hair that fell over his collar and bushy eye-brows, beneath which twinkled eyes of deepest blue. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Edgar Rice Burroughs CLOTHES therefore, must be truly a badge of greatness; the insignia of the superiority of MAN over all other animals, for surely there could be no other reason for wearing the hideous things. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

G. K. Chesterton Then he brought the horse down with a second shot; and the whole equestrian group heeled over and slipped and slid and vanished in one white flash into the dark fenland below. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Anthony Trollope Thinking over it always she had come to feel that it must be either Lord Chiltern or Phineas; but she had never whispered her thought to man or woman. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen Hence, alarums and excursions, tiring expeditions of rescue and remonstrance, through soft sand or over slippery rocks under a hot sun. Change by Arthur Machen

The racing was quite good that afternoon, but the hurdles and the steeplechase interested me most, no doubt because in my youthful days I had often schooled horses over the jumps. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Annie told me — ” “Yes. I had no idea myself that my work would be over so soon. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

If I repeat this five or ten times, or something of the sort, I shall gain popularity all over the place. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

H. G. Wells They bumped themselves against each other, summer-drunk, love-drunk, smiled into each other’s eyes, and he ran an impudent, appreciative hand over her bare shoulder. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

E. F. Benson Then, with the trumpet in one hand, he laid the other firmly over her mouth. Mr. Tilly’s Seance by E. F. Benson

Thomas More Those among them that have not received our religion, do not fright any from it, and use none ill that goes over to it; so that all the while I was there, one man was only punished on this occasion. Utopia by Thomas More

Arthur Conan Doyle A portly, grey-haired woman, the wife of one of the planters, was among the captives, but she also was thrust screaming and clutching over the side. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

Robert Louis Stevenson It plays the same tune (and that’s the favourite) over and over again, and yet does not weary of it like men fiddlers. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

The success of the work was immediate, the poet’s name rang over all Scotland, and he was induced to go to Edinburgh to superintend the issue of a new ed. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Hence the Indian, in order to express the dominion of this bird over the common vultures, tells you he is governor of the carrion-crows. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

M. R. James I was intensely interested, of course, and I wanted to turn it over in my hands, but Paxton prevented me. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Scotland Yard has had its hand over the lot for months, and to-night the hand will be closed. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Hazeldean glanced at the note, turned it over as if to examine the signature, and restored it to her hostess. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

She liked to cast that over men; and tales had gone about respecting her. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

George Meredith Luigi and the saints watch over you. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Olaf Stapledon But a mysterious change had come over me. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

William Morris Down there dips the highway, toward the bridge crossing over The brook that runs on to the Thames and the sea. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

It seemed to float in the air over the market-place without ceasing from morning to night; it was mingled with all my thoughts and feelings; it lay like a copper veneer over all my impressions. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Jules Verne Each piece, suspended on a small, thin skewer, was hung over a fire of green wood. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

D. H. Lawrence They murdered me, but I lent myself to murder —” The woman, silent now, but quivering, laid oil in her hand and put her palm over the wound in his right side. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith And his colour’s prophetic of the Horse to come, that rides over all. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Anthony Trollope How shall we rule the storm so that it may pass over the land without devastating it? If we bring in a bill — ” “A bill for disestablishing the Church!” said the horror-stricken lord. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen His mother kept his house, and they delighted all the girls with frequent dances, while the men sighed over the amazing champagne. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

H.P. Lovecraft Before a month was over the fearless dean had become a popular hero, though he seemed unconscious of his fame as he struggled to keep from collapsing with physical fatigue and nervous exhaustion. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

At the same time some anxiety remained to Helene. On several occasions she had seen a shadow come over Jeanne’s face — a shadow of sudden distrust and sourness. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Once astride the bull’s neck, I drew my long stone knife and, setting the point carefully over the brute’s spine, drove it home with both hands. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

George Meredith And I can’t complain; he has been a right-hand man to me over in Africa. But a man ought to have some control of his temper, especially a soldier. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Jules Verne When the hour of rest arrived, an artificial night was easily produced all over the mine by disconnecting the wires. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

William Henry Hudson Luckily I remembered in time that he probably knew more about matters “all over the world” than I did, and so held my tongue. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

A child of ten received my ticket, and I emerged on a white road that straggled over the brown moor. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

E. T. A. Hoffmann His son, named, like the deceased Baron, Hubert, soon came over from Courland to take possession of the rich inheritance; and was followed by his mother and his sister. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. F. Benson Then over whisky and soda and the repeated “last cigarette,” it veered back via the Zantzigs to thought transference and the transference of emotion. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

Rudyard Kipling Being a simple soul, he was merely annoyed with those logs that turned over beneath him; and he was puzzled over the logs that went to the End of the World and back again. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Rudyard Kipling Before we had finished hawking it round there was a host of influential names to help us, as well as the impetus of all the literary discussion which arose over every detail of the glorious trove. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

His feet were wrapped up in old sheepskins over remnants of boots. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Virginia Woolf I have netted over strawberry beds and lettuce beds, and stitched the pears and the plums into white bags to keep them safe from the wasps. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Rudyard Kipling Each man is this land who has any claims to respectability walks armed, carrying his tulwar sheathed in his hand, or hung by a short sling of cotton passing over the shoulder, under his left armpit. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

John Galsworthy She came up softly behind him, put her arms round his neck, and poked her face over his shoulder, till her cheek lay against his. To Let by John Galsworthy

There must be people all over the place, too, as she had been told there were while first she lay there unconscious. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Robert Louis Stevenson Your tree stands in a hollow paved with fern and heather, set in a basin of low hills, and scattered over with rocks and junipers. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope When he entered the room Linda was there with her aunt, and he had again to turn the whole subject over in his thoughts. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Arthur Machen And these few towns are thinly scattered over a wild country where north is divided from south by a wilder mountain range. The Terror by Arthur Machen

He hung down over the tide and caught the body in his arms, and then let the grey make for the shallows. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

Anthony Trollope When that young man had caught her from stone to stone as she passed over the ford at Bolton, she was almost ready to give herself to him. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

The bright little daughter wore a green veil with gold stars upon it over her head, and ornaments of rich, red gold elaborately worked. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

With a trifle of mental exertion, a December that gave over 27 in. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Abraham Merri Arose to meet them immense columns of the cubes; battered against the spheres; swept them over and down into the depths. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Look at the sky over there, Peter John. I said the weather would change in the afternoon, and it’s jolly well going to. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

It’s here, in this room!” “In this room?” He felt a touch of relief sweep over him. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

She has brooded over that house like an evil spirit, and the domestic quiet of our lives has been pain and grief to her. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Guy de Maupassant I hear, over there, in front of me, the little orchestra of the Casino, which plays airs just as a foolish bird might sing all alone in the desert. My Twenty-Five Days (Mes Vingt-cinq Jours) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

M. P. Shiel Zaleski seized it—tore it open—ran his eye over the contents—and dashed it to the ground with an oath. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Edith Wharton Rosedale had remained over an hour, and she understood that it was now too late to hope for Selden. He would write explaining his absence, of course; there would be a note from him by the late post. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Then by certain modes of life continued over long and many years these powers can be developed to an extraordinary degree. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Some attempts have been made, however, to finish the whole matter by sweeping statistical documents, which are intended to prove its triumphant success over the common practice. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Macdermot thus regarded his creditor as a vulgar, low-born blood-sucker, who, having by chicanery obtained an unwarrantable hold over him, was determined, if possible, to crush him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

The strategic point was the road to Jaca, over on the other side. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Sinclair Lewis He was going over and over the Adjutant’s denunciations of the Englishmen and Englishwomen who flirt on the mail-boats. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

M. R. James So I looked up, and I see someone’s ‘ead lookin’ over at us. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

As she heard the door shut behind Madame Lecerf, Barbara had risen and gone over to the friendly glow of the fire. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Arthur Machen Bennett showed some beautiful things he had written, over which Lucian had grown both sad and enthusiastic. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

H. G. Wells No — the sphere must be over there. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

A great fear lest it should be noticed swept over him, and for a moment, do what he would, he could not recover his self-control. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

No wonder Bruce had been so complacent, and no wonder, either, that there had been that faint hint of amusement in his voice over the wire. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

One appreciates the anguish of the true scholar mourning over lost time as a miser over lost gold. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Andrew Lang Anything over 130 millimetres is very rare. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence Aaron rose and opened a square ventilator over the copper, letting in a stream of cold air, which was grateful to him. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Radclyffe Hall Let her do without it; aren’t you enough for her? Good heavens, you’re worth twenty Mary Llewellyns! Stephen, think it over before you decide — it seems mad to me. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

I will watch over your angel; I will take care of her, only tell me who she is. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Ethan Brand thrust more wood into the fire, and closed the door of the kiln; then looking over his shoulder at the lime-burner and his son, he bade, rather than advised, them to retire to rest. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]