Phrases with "parted"

Edith Wharton It was known that she had not met her second husband till after she had parted from the first, and she had, moreover, replaced a rich man by a poor one. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

The bosom of the waistcoat was saturated with the blood that had flowed from the parted lips of the dead man. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

We parted just outside the township for fear of accidents. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

He would have surrendered up his future years to hers, and served her faithfully for ever parted from her. Signa by Ouida

Walter Besant We parted from these humble friends with gratitude. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Benjamin Disraeli He parted with the Baron at his Excellency’s door and proceeded to the next, which was his own. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Margaret Oliphant He seemed in a moment to have been parted miles—nay, worlds away from them. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Light articles of clothing, first of the ruined man, then of his wife, at last of their children, even of the youngest, have been parted with, piecemeal. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

D. H. Lawrence And how did you part then?” “We parted in mutual esteem. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Her lips were parted and she appeared for the moment to forget where she was. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith But, this is a tidy Port, and that was a delectable sort of young lady that you were riding with when we parted last! She laughs like the true metal. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

William Hope Hodgson And presently, I parted the bushes a little, and made a place for spying. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

But before this happened we left Ashtabula, and I parted with one of the few possibilities I have enjoyed of seeing a ghost on his own ground, as it were. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

She lay stretched out on the divan with her arms and legs spread, as though welcoming a lover, and her lips were parted in a heavy, sullen smile. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Theodore Dreiser He was thought to be convalescing, however, when just six weeks after he had last parted with Jennie, he was seized with a sudden attack of heart failure and never regained consciousness. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy They parted in their usual friendly manner, and Anne and her mother were left to walk the few remaining yards alone. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

When we parted from our friends we only had a few horses left. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D. H. Lawrence He parted the boughs, sure as a fox that runs to its lair. The Overtone by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Wilkie Collins After transacting his business, Monsieur Chaubard parted with his clerical brethren, who left him by himself in the sacristy (or vestry) of the church. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Sinclair Lewis Martin had never seen a man so free from the poetry and flowing philanthropy of Almus Pickerbaugh. He was slim, precise, lipless, lapless, and eye-glassed, and his hair was parted in the middle. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Thomas Hardy Taking next his own bag and umbrella — the sole articles he had brought with him hitherwards — he bade her goodbye; and they parted there and then. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Von Arnim Neither had Mrs. Wilkins any doubt of this; the very way Mrs. Arbuthnot parted her hair suggested a great calm that could only proceed from wisdom. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

The classes formed another building; the hall parted them from the dwelling-house: despite distance and partition, I heard the sudden stir of numbers, a whole division rising at once. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells They parted with a hand-clasp they took a pride in-a little perfunctory so far as Lewisham was concerned on this occasion. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Well, I parted them both, and when he revived he was at my service. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

Susanna Rowson She knelt by the bed side; and taking his cold hand, ‘my poor boy,’ said she, ‘I will not be parted from thee: husband! son! both at once lost. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

E. Nesbi Bobbie got home in time for tea, and she felt as though her mind would burst with all that had been put into it since she parted from the others. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Wilkie Collins I am almost ashamed to own it — but, if I had had any thing to give, I would have parted with it all, to be allowed to go back into mother’s kitchen and cook the Sunday dinner for them once more. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jane Austen Reginald is returned, not to ask our consent to his marrying Lady Susan, but to tell us they are parted for ever. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Some way distant, parted by a broad strip of unoccupied ground from the camp, were the grand marquees set aside for the Marshal and for his guests. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

We had not parted for the night: in fact, Mr. Tamlyn and Tod were still over the game at chess they had begun since supper; which game seemed in no mood to be finished. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Sir Walter Scott But he also perceived Rose’s apprehensions of its being discovered that she had parted with her jewels for Waverley’s liberation. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

There was a tall woman with grey parted hair in a lilac gown. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Anthony Trollope But we parted as friends, and soon after went to dinner. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

The first news told us was, that Mr. Westerbrook and his bailiff had parted company. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

Not one of them later ever came alive to Bechlaren. With a loving kiss the host parted hence; the same did Giselher, as his gentle breeding counseled him. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

They parted in the garden without kiss, scarcely with a pressure of hands; yet Robert sent his cousin in excited and joyously troubled. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Thomas Hardy The promenaders at the further edge appeared in dark profiles; and beyond them was the grey sea, parted into two masses by the tapering braid of moonlight across the waves. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Anthony Trollope But how would it be with her should he be forced to move her from Gangoil? And yet, with all his love, they had parted almost in anger. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence They parted with apparent unconcern, as if their going apart were a trivial occurrence. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

In the early afternoon the chief and many of the men accompanied us across the ford, and we parted with mutual expressions of good will. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Walter Besant But he wept bitterly when he parted from his infant children, praying Heaven to protect his boy —— then two years old, and like an angel for beauty —— and his infant daughter. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He was to meet the party on the Green. So after a little talk, they turned together toward the town; and they parted near the Verney Arms, where Cleve’s dog-cart awaited him. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her lips were parted and her dark eyes were softened. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Thomas Hardy They parted with an agreement not to meet again in the morning. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

M. P. Shiel Good-bye, O’Hara! All this is very unselfish of me, for I lose my old talky-talky O’Hara—” They parted at the rock, and set to work. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Walter Scott Yet fragments of the lofty strain Float down the tide of years; As, buoyant on the stormy main, A parted wreck appears. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Andrew Lang Now soon after this the prince’s youngest brother came to the cross-roads with the three birches, where the brothers had parted from each other when they set out on their wanderings. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

We parted friends; I even offered him some introductions; but his acquaintance had become more and more difficult, and I was not sorry to part with him. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Arthur Conan Doyle He thought, too, that if we parted with the chaplet it might give rise to gossip and finally bring us into trouble. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

H. G. Wells We parted almost sullenly, with no more memorable words, and I was left presently in the arbor alone. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Marjorie Bowen Valentine’s gaze followed him with a look of utter woe; still she said nothing, from her parted lips there came no sound. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Jack London We parted with harsh words; for he wanted to take a square-face along to refresh himself by the way, while I was set against running any chance of wasting the gin. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Walter Scott You parted, you said, at the fountain near the rock, about an hour or twain after sunrise, and it appears that before you parted you had been at strife together. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Henry Handel Richardson In spite of the circumstances under which they met, he and Purdy parted with a slight coolness. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

The ladies of South Hatboro’ and Old Hatboro’ had met in a general intimacy not approached before, and they parted with a flow of mutual esteem. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Edith Wharton To this day he did not quite know what had parted them: the break had been as fortuitous as the fluttering apart of two seed-vessels on a wave of summer air . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Anthony Trollope She would not be parted from her husband, or at least not so parted that the world should suppose that they had quarrelled. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith They parted at the station, roused by the smell of salt to bestow a more legitimate title on the day’s restorative beginning. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Almost his fingers, as he parted with the newspaper, had seemed to be shaking. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Meredith He and I proposed each of us in the mildest manner contrary schemes—schemes to stiffen the hair of Europe! Enough that we parted with mutual respect. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Henry James Yet the light, just visibly forced smile with which his companion had listened to him died away, and she sat looking at him with her lips parted and her face as solemn as a tragic mask. The American by Henry James [1877]

Jane Austen But I kept my eye on it; and, as soon as I dared, caught it up, and never parted with it again from that moment. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

George Gissing Miss Sparkes being already attired for her evening duties they parted only when they were obliged to do so, agreeing to meet again when Polly left the theatre. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

The curtains behind which she had disappeared were again parted and fastened back. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Meredith So long since they had parted last! such changes in the interval! and great animation in Beauchamp’s gaze, and a blush on Miss Halkett’s cheeks. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins Do you remember how you parted from him — burned and bruised in saving me? He liked to talk of it in his last illness. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Her lips were parted and it almost seemed that she had ceased to breathe. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Henry Kingsley Oh! if I was a man!” They parted then; no one but Lord Welter and Hornby knew who Charles was. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Ann Radcliffe I parted with him at the gates of the church. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Her eyes grew larger and more lustrous, her lips parted as if to speak, but her voice failed her. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins When we parted at the door of my room, I made it a request that my medical friend would return to me and explain what he had just said. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Walter Scott I parted with the villagio whom you call Halbert Glendinning some hour or twain after sunrise. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

George Meredith A look at the papers to serve for Memoirs was discomposing, and led him to think the secretary could be parted with as soon as he pleased to go: say, a week hence. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Wilkie Collins We parted at the bedroom door. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

She would strain me to her bosom and kiss me, as if she and I were about to be parted forever. My Wife’s Tempter by Fitz James O’Brien

George Gissing I told her that she must investigate it for herself, and so we parted in no very good temper. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Sir Walter Scott I thought he abused the power of a benefactor, as he was compelled to admit he had no title to that of a father, and we parted in mutual displeasure. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

But before he and the terrorist had parted for the night Peyrol could regard himself as the owner of the tragic tartane. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

There have been many idols — idols of gold, idols of clayless pure, less true than the brave and loyal-hearted beast from whom he parted now. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Then her lips parted in a cry, soft with sleep, “Ihó!” She rose, rubbing her velvet eyes. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson Here it was, he parted company with them. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells We loved, scarred and stained; we partedbasely and inevitably, but at least I met love. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Thomas Hardy No sooner had Festus parted from this informant than he beheld Bob approaching, mounted on the miller’s second and heavier horse. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

He had not parted with his broadcloth suit, but was carrying it under his arm, wrapped up in a handkerchief. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton When she wanted to hear what had happened to him since they had parted he found it even harder to tell his story than to piece hers together. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Sinclair Lewis The familiar way in which his hair was parted on the left side agitated her. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

They parted in great friendliness, and Herries went on up to his house. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Kate Chopin One corner of the large mouth turned saucily upward, and the lips holding their own crimson and all that the cheeks were lacking, parted only a little over the gleaming whiteness of her teeth. At Fault by Kate Chopin

George Eliot So I parted wi’ my public and my ferrets — for she was dead a’ready, my wife was, and I hadn’t no cumbrance. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Henry Fielding In a word, the sailors being now arrived, I quitted him with some compassion for the reluctance with which he parted from me, and went forward with my companions. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Walter Scott Since we parted last night, I have shaped thee a path which will suit thee better than to assume the decency of language and of outward manner, of which thou hast so little. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Wilkie Collins Her lips were parted with a languid smile; and she drew back the long hair, which lay over her cheeks, her neck, her bosom, while I was gazing on her. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

When he delivered a verdict of this nature some took it bravely, their blanched faces and parted lips alone betraying the emotion which they felt. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. G. Wells They parted — as lovers have been wont to part for thousands of years. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

So we parted from him in anger and returned to our own place, leaving our dead—not many. On a Mountain by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Arnold Bennett But at sixteen a change had come over him; he parted his hair in the middle instead of at the side, arrived in the morning at 7:59 instead of at 8:05, and seemed to see the earnestness of life. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Does fate part all true lovers, I wonder?’ ‘You parted Lesbia and Mr. Hammond,’ said Mary, impetuously. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle The longitude was asked and given, and the two vessels parted company. A True Story of the Tragedy of “Flowery Land” by Arthur Conan Doyle

To crown his dissatisfaction, he had rested, on his homeward way, at the chateau of an old friend, with whom he had had so violent a discussion that they had parted without shaking hands. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell But Theresa was at the gate; her hair all out of powder, and blowing away into dishevelled curls, as the hood of her cloak fell back; her lips parted with a breathless welcome. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Oscar Wilde He seemed little more than a lad of twenty summers, hardly older, if older indeed at all, than his sister had been when they had parted so many years ago. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Florence Dixie He wore a moustache, but otherwise his face was clean shaven, his hair was carefully parted in the middle, he was faultlessly dressed, and he was seldom seen without a cigarette in his mouth. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

She detected his emotion, and a faint smile parted her lips. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He had almost reached the lowest branch of the tree from which the creeper depended when the thing parted beneath his weight and he fell sprawling at my feet. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

William accompanied them, partly for the benefit of London advice, partly that Mr. Carlyle would not be parted from him. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Rosina, at the end of her second week, parted with her coat again, and, at the beginning of the fourth, decided to give up typewriting for ever. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

T. E. Lawrence We parted with our own animals: our Army transport. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry James That evening, when he accompanied Millicent to her lodgings (they parted with Sholto on coming out of the Pavilion), the situation was tense between the young lady and her childhood’s friend. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

W. H. Hudson The cloud passed from his brow, and we parted friends. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

H. G. Wells I parted from her unforgiven and terribly distressed. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

D. H. Lawrence They said nothing, but their parted lips seemed to express the unconscious tragedy they felt. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

From his niece the bishop parted lovingly. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

H. Rider Haggard Twice he cut himself, but the third time the cord parted and he was free. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

He said he hoped they parted friends, if not quite acquaintances; and she said she hoped they would be able to recognise each other if they ever met again. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing We parted on the very best of terms in Boston.’ ‘And you again had recourse to pea-nuts?’ asked Dora. ‘Well, no. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

E. F. Benson It was au revoir when we parted last. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Peter parted the bushes, found a seat of moss between two boulders, and looked down from the height of perhaps twenty feet upon the moon-silvered stage. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

There is fire, though, too — high courage and fire enough in the untamed mind, or spirit, or whatever it is, which drives the breath of pride through those scarcely parted lips. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

George Gissing I hate my life and the years that have parted me from you. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Marie Corelli Something could be done for him — something SHOULD be done for him before the Cardinal parted with him. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He pinched the Blue Diamond and not a bean has he parted with. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Kate Chopin His hair was brown and straight, parted on one side. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a terrified hush as the creature fumbled with our hawser, and a groan of horror as the wires parted and we dropped into the gulf. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Anthony Trollope And I too was going away — and had felt, indeed, directly her spirit had parted from her, that I was only in the way in his house. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Suddenly then they parted as if an unseen hand had been abruptly thrust between them, and they both started to run off in different directions. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry James His education since we parted should tend logically to make him despise me. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Suddenly his attitude became alert and he leant forward with slightly parted lips. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

They parted a few minutes later and Larose turned on to the main road. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Thomas Hardy She placed her hand to her forehead and breathed heavily; and then her rich, romantic lips parted under that homely impulse — a yawn. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins They parted with a kiss at night, and they met again with a kiss in the morning — and they were as happily free from all mistrust of the future as a pair of birds. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

This was death, to be parted from her. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Wilkie Collins We parted in a state of irritation on either side which, so far as I was concerned, had not subsided yet. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

How happy she is among strangers! Yes, there was one who loved me truly, and fate parted us. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

A light step came swiftly behind the curtain; it parted in the middle, and there stood a figure the heathens might have worshipped. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Her hair is parted in the middle; it is slightly grey. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Charles Dickens The men were proud of their long fair hair, parted on the forehead; their ample beards, their fresh complexions, and clear eyes. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She looked in the glass and saw, instead of her softly parted waves of hair, harsh lines of iron-gray under the black borders of an old-fashioned head-dress. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

He would not be parted from his children. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Henry James He parted with them also, I gather, at a profit; in short he carried on a neat little business as a brocanteur. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Rudyard Kipling He had two sides to his head, that bearded, burned, slow-spoken officer, met and parted with in an hour. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

I parted from old Jimmy the best of friends, but he was like Rachael weeping for her children, and would not be comforted. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Wilkie Collins When we parted that night, Naomi looked almost like her brighter and happier self. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

How lovingly he parted from the dames! The men of Burgundy then did as Siegfried counseled. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Then they were parted in the stress of battle by the men of Berne, as their strength did bid them. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Thomas Hardy She parted her lips and held out her hands to him, but could not speak. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Perhaps we should be parted on the morrow — nay, perhaps in an hour’s time. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

They were pleasant to look at, with their large clean white aprons and smoothly plaited hair, parted in the middle. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Ivan Turgenev But I wanted to take one more look at what I’ve parted company with, at the bed where I’ve been sitting. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope At any rate, the woman always desires that it may be so, and endeavours to reconcile the parted ones. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Her lips were parted in entreaty, in dismay, in agony; and on her blanched brow and cheeks there glowed the marks of ten hideous wounds from two vengeful ghostly hands. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

Bram Stoker Perhaps it was reading the journal yesterday that upset me, and then Jonathan went away this morning to stay away from me a whole day and night, the first time we have been parted since our marriage. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

But we had been speaking forbidden things, and in the haggard morning light when the train crawled into Mandalay, we parted as guiltily as any adulterous couple. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Maria Edgeworth There’s your sister Tollemache has made a pretty return for all my kindness! she is going to be parted from her husband, and basely throws all the blame upon me. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins They parted there — Mrs. Michelson previously informing Miss Halcombe of her address, in case they might wish to communicate at a future period. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Radclyffe Hall Her lips were parted as if to speak, but no words came. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Elizabeth Gaskell For, sir, we parted unfriends. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

I have not received an inkling of light upon the matter since I parted from you at Mr. Blake’s house. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Willa Cather Resting the butt of his gun on the ground, he parted the mulberry leaves softly with his fingers and peered through the hedge at the dark figures on the grass, in the shadow of the mulberry tree. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Do consent to this plan, dear grandmother, and then we shall not be parted for a long winter. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Watkin Tench By this time his gloom was chased away, and he parted from his friends without testifying reluctance. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

At peace did I say? I have known no peace since I knew you; but I should have died and waked up in hell, if I had not parted with you. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Anthony Trollope Remember what we said as we parted — about being friends. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri She gasped, half rose, parted the curtains of her hair, stared at him in wonder. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

E. Phillips Oppenheim She has had them and parted with them. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Charles Kingsley Right and left of it are other similar glens, parted from it by long narrow ridges: these also must be explained on the same hypothesis; but they cannot. Science by Charles Kingsley

He even shook the Ambassador’s hand warmly when they parted for the night, a kind of handshake he had never given the latter before. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

They parted enemies; but the same night Ferrier wrote Agnes a very piteous letter asking pardon on his knees for having spoken as he had done. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They parted in the pavilion, Wolfenden lingering for a few minutes, half hoping that he might receive some sort of invitation to call at Mr. Sabin’s temporary abode. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

And so we parted — for how long, do you think? When we got home it was pretty late, and the air was beginning to cool after the hot day. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Robert Louis Stevenson O, Miss Smith, did I think when I parted from my sweet babys that I never was to see them more?’ ‘I received,’ she begins her next, ‘the mournful news of my dear Jessie’s death. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

The tears were running down his cheeks while he parted little Fairy’s golden hair with his fingers. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I parted from Margaret in a hopeful frame of mind, but it seemed almost that that afternoon the goddess of mischance was bent on shadowing me from the very moment I left the Raintons’ house. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Edward Bellamy With all your modesty, you can but realize that such a guest as yourself is an acquisition not willingly to be parted with. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

They parted in anger, and Bothwell went home with a sore heart, yet with a sense of relief in the idea of recovered freedom. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Caroline Lamb I parted with Linden, nor told him my secret. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Wilkie Collins Every day since they had parted she had been in his thoughts; she had become dearer to him than ever. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Many bishops and priests, and not a few popes, had wives and children as laymen; and entering orders were parted from the wives and not from the children. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Charles Dickens In the meantime, I parted from my two frank conductors over the mills, by telling them that they had nothing there to be concealed, and nothing to be blamed for. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Gissing Crewe had his eyes fixed upon her; his lips parted hungrily. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

D. H. Lawrence Her smooth black hair was parted exactly. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James So before you ask for it —— ’ ‘Oh, I know you parted with it — the blow has already fallen,’ Lyon interrupted. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

George Gissing His own lad would have given trouble, I’m afraid, if he’d lived; Michael used to talk to me uneasily about him, poor fellow! But they both came to their end before the world had parted them. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Thomas Carlyle America is parted from us, so far as Parliament could part it. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Rudyard Kipling Dropping from his horse he parted the curtains of the litter and peered inside. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Inside, the mob parted and made two rushes, one at the rescued men, one at the gallant fireman. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

If his skin were white instead of yellow, and he wore English dress and parted his hair in the middle, you would find nothing extraordinary in it. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

We parted company, and searched separately, but when we met again we could only report to each other our non-success. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Just as at one time he could not be parted from Saeve, so now he could not be separated from this boy. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Henry James Before we parted George Gravener had wondered why such a row should be made about a chatterbox the more and why he should be pampered and pensioned. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Sir Richard Burton The anchor cable parted and, the ship foundering, we were cast into the sea, goods and all. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

But half an hour’s search, though they all tramped round, parted the thick grass, bent and grovelled and peered, brought them no nearer success. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

As soon as we parted company with the California, all hands were sent aloft to set the studding-sails. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

W. W. Jacobs I hope, for your sakes, nobody’ll know I’ve parted with it. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

We parted unreconciled, you remember, and I shan’t forgive myself. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His lips, when they parted from his white teeth, resolved themselves into lines which at that moment seemed to Peter Ruff more menacing than mirthful. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Tobias Smolle We had scarce parted from the ship, when we perceived a boat coming towards us from the shore; and the master gave us to understand, it was coming to carry us into the harbour. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

John Galsworthy They parted cordially, and Dinny went towards her Uncle Adrian’s. Over the River by John Galsworthy

He parted his mouth from hers in order to speak to her. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

D.H. Lawrence She felt herself confronting God at home in His white incandescence, His fire settling on her like the Holy Spirit. Her lips were parted in a woman’s joy of adoration. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence