Phrases with "parting"

Anthony Trollope He was a rich man, who was not in truth made unhappy by parting with his money. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Cosway declared that his respect was equal to any sacrifice except the sacrifice of parting with her forever. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Wilkie Collins Her last words at parting (as they were repeated to me by my mother) had expressed the hope that I should not think hardly of her in the future. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

The parting with Lady Ardane was very brief. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Robert Moore had risen when she did — perhaps he meant to speak to her; but there was yet a parting word to exchange with Miss Keeldar, and while it was being uttered, Caroline had vanished. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Elizabeth Gaskell The afternoon, and the parting with Will, had weakened her nerves for any after-shock. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Andrew Lang At parting the magician said to him. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy The miller gave his son a parting grasp of the hand, and arranged to meet him at King’s-Bere at the first opportunity if the news were true; if happily false, here at their own house. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

George Gissing And that pressure of the hand at parting which had made her heart leap with such agony, might well be his way of intimating to her that this meeting would have no sequel. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Wilkie Collins His niece’s parting look dwelt painfully on his mind when he was up in his room, with the faithful Duncan getting him ready for his bed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ah, look not so, but be a man; be a priest! Waste not one precious minute over my body! it is doomed; but comfort my parting soul. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

For three months, on meeting and parting they had simply shaken hands in friendly greeting; they would fain that their love had died. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Anthony Trollope When she had only thought of parting with him, she had believed that it would be easy. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope Of course he had himself to blame — himself only; but still it was strange to him that a father should feel no tenderness at parting with an only son. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather They had started out in the confiding warmth of a champagne friendship, but their parting in the elevator was singularly cool. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Edith Wharton His impatience made it hard to pay due regard to Moffatt’s parting civilities. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Charles Dickens She seemed still to keep her senses, and, by the alternate parting and closing of her lips, to be trying to speak, but I could not hear that she uttered a single word. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Elizabeth Gaskell Hitherto she had only thought of her own grief at parting with him. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Arthur Schopenhauer Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

H. G. Wells Let me give you that, as if I lay on my deathbed and this was a parting gift. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Daniel Defoe I was never so sorrowful at parting with my own mother as I was at parting with her, and I never saw her more. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Wilkie Collins Clara! My parting words to her, when I had unclasped from my neck those kind arms which would fain have held me to home for ever, had expressed a promise that was yet unfulfilled. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Maria Edgeworth Not that he had forgotten, or that he meant to disregard his friend Sir James Brooke’s parting words. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy Their parting was in good friendship, and yet Jude’s last look into her eyes was tinged with inquiry, for he felt that he did not even now quite know her mind. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Rafael Sabatini To make amends he presented Casanova at parting with a case of beautiful razors and an order on his Naples warehouse for a barrel of the Muscadine the Venetian had praised. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

George Eliot It seemed to her that she stood at the first and last parting of the ways. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Benjamin Disraeli The Prince was really much affected by this sudden and unexpected parting with one for whom, though he had known him so short a time, he began to entertain a sincere regard. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins In parting with the little occupations and relics that reminded her of Hartright, she seems to have parted with all her tenderness and all her impressibility. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Ann Radcliffe The sharpness of death consists in parting with those who are dear to us; when that is passed, death is disarmed. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Thomas Hardy These are the parting words of your own Viviette!’ Swithin, who was stable as a giant in all that appertained to nature and life outside humanity, was a mere pupil in domestic matters. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

George Eliot But the sense that their parting was near made her more anxious lest she should have unintentionally left some painful impression on Philip’s mind. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Arthur Machen The parting was as strange as the meeting, and that night when he laid his work aside, and let himself sink deep into the joys of memory, all the encounter seemed as wonderful and impossible as magic. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Charles Dickens It was barely daybreak, when, with a parting look round his room, mournfully wondering whether he should ever see it again, he went out. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Radclyffe Hall She knew this, now that she was about to leave her; she had always known it, of course, but now that their parting was near at hand the fact seemed to blaze forth with renewed force. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

He had got from him a description of the supposed invalid which tallied exactly with that of Gauntry. “And you keep your eyes on the newspapers, sir,” were Larose’s parting words. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Wilkie Collins She bore the parting bravely — poor, dear child! God in heaven bless her; and I’m sure he will; for a better daughter no mother ever had. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Maria Edgeworth At parting he made a handsome collection for me, which I refused to accept, taking only the regular price. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

Horace Walpole Give me a parting kiss, and take —” “Sir,” said Theodore, “do not exhaust yourself; suffer us to convey you to the castle. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

William Makepeace Thackeray Their parting with their families was very affecting. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

Adam Lindsay Gordon Some parting injunction, bestowed with great unction, I tried to recall, but forgot like a dunce, When Reginald Murray, full tilt on White Surrey, Came down in a hurry to start us at once. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Miles Franklin That is the only feasible excuse I can make for your conduct,” she said as a parting shot. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Arthur Conan Doyle A cab had driven up, and Holmes, parting the blind, looked out at it. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Anthony Trollope Lady Desmond was at first inclined to refuse the courtesy; but she either thought better of such intention, or else she had not courage to maintain it; for at parting she did give him her hand. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

For a parting present she gave me five beautiful golden sovereigns, with the stern injunction that I was not on any account to let my father get hold of them. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

We had seen so much of one another, had become so intimate, that we talked of parting even as we parted with a sense of incredible remoteness. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Bruff had his parting word of mockery for me, before he too hurried out, in his turn. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Sinclair Lewis At parting Madeline whispered, “Boy, I don’t care a bit, myself, but Mother would love it if we went to church with her. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Wilkie Collins Her parting words revealed the double-sided nature that was in her; the good and evil in perpetual conflict which should be uppermost. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope Perhaps his cousin’s parting words contained for him some comfort. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

I do not doubt that Mrs Arundel was very sorrowful at this sudden parting with her yellow-haired younger son. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

H. G. Wells That will make parting easier. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

She went out into the dark rainy night and climbed, groaning, into a trap which had brought her from the Grange. With a parting wave of her pudgy hand to Forde she went off. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

D.H. Lawrence It was the niece of the landlady parting from her lover. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Anthony Trollope Barry had made himself quite a dandy to do honour to the occasion of paying probably a parting visit to his sister, whom he had driven out of her own house to die at the inn. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot She went up to her room, threw off her serge, destroyed the parting letters, replaced all her precious trifles, unbound her hair, and put on her usual black dress. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Ivan Turgenev He stole round to this door, found it unlocked, and, parting the folds of a heavy curtain, turned a faltering glance upon the room within. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope When it comes to a fellow’s parting with such prospects as mine, it does come very hard upon him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Leo Tolstoy Standing in front of the mirror, he first brushed his curly beard, which was beginning to turn grey, with two English brushes, parting it down the middle. There are No Guilty People by Leo Tolstoy

Walter Scott He therefore set himself to reconcile his aunt to parting with her nephew for some time. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Or perhaps we look back to a parting of the ways which did not seem to be a parting at the time, and recall a “Good-bye” that was lightly uttered because it was only thought to be Au revoir. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If Mademoiselle Celaire is generous, perhaps we may have a few minutes’ conversation later on,” she added, with a parting smile. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Anthony Trollope There would be absolute misery for both in parting — but there is no law from god or man entitling a man to escape from misery at the expense of falsehood and sin. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang After that the bride was led aside by her father, whose duty it was to bestow on her some parting advice as to her conduct in her married life. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford And, with something like a bitter irony, Macmaster remembered and brought up now for digestion the parting words of General Campion to himself. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu But go he must; and so, a last touch of the hand, a last look, and the parting is over. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Wilkie Collins His deep voice dropped suddenly to a low and quiet tone as he spoke the parting words. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

But one thing more, that, ere our parley cease, Memory may shrine my words, as treasures sweet, And this our parting give your spirit peace. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

After parting with Mabel, Ruth met, almost at her own gate, Ralph Danvers, who passed her on horseback, and then turned on recognizing her. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

George Gissing The day is come, Miss Denyer, when I am able to say what I would gladly have said before our parting at Naples, if it had been justifiable in me. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

He hoisted his mainsail and threw rapidly ahead, with a slight bearing to windward, and dismounted a carronade and stove in the ship’s quarter-boat, by way of a parting kick. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

We have been many years together, but a parting must sooner or later be, and my time has come. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Henry Handel Richardson None the less, when the time for parting came he wept bitterly, clinging like a child to her skirts. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence She was quite determined now that there should be no parting between him and her. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

I looked round my room, so long familiar, and now so endeared by the idea of parting and change. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Before parting for the night it was arranged that next morning we should lash alongside the Johannes when the flotilla was marshalled for the tow through the canal. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Wilkie Collins The parting words had been spoken. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Wilkie Collins Julian spoke a parting word to his aunt. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Elizabeth Gaskell I should ha’ to give ’em more out of yon bottle when next parting time came, and them three glasses they ha’ made a hole in the stuff, I can tell you. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Maria Edgeworth Horace presented these most gracefully to Lady Cecilia and Helen, and was charmed with Lady Cecilia’s parting compliments, which finished with the words “Quite chivalrous. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells The stir of that anticipation was in the air, the warm earth was parting above the swelling seeds, and all the pine-woods were full of the minute crepitation of opening bud scales. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Henry Handel Richardson The day was misty and cheerless, and none of the three travellers turned her head to give the town a parting glance. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins The parting with old Benjamin came next. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anthony Trollope It must, then, be your peculiar care to see lest by any new arrangement this parting of ours should be prolonged beyond one year. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Charles Dickens Disposing these articles about him in skilful manner, he bestowed a parting defiance on Mrs. Cruncher, extinguished the light, and went out. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Charles Kingsley His meeting with Thurnall might he providential; for he recollected now, for the first time, Mellot’s parting hint. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

D.H. Lawrence There is a parting to be got through, I am told. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Washington Irving The following sonnet, addressed by Mr. Roscoe to his books on parting with them, is alluded to in the preceding article. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Julian Hawthorne Only that look — she did not speak; but I saw, or thought I saw, enough in it to make our parting at such brief notice a sentimental impossibility. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

William Makepeace Thackeray The next day, we saw the lady and her maid driving in the direction of the railway-station, WITHOUT THE BOYS. The parting had taken place, then. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Henry Fielding This, therefore, blew up her rage against him, and confirmed her in a resolution of parting with him. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Thomas Hardy A parting is unavoidable, as you are sure to be on his side in this division. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Eliot However it was, she stared and started like a ghost- seer, and the precious brown-and-white jug fell to the ground, parting for ever with its spout and handle. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Gissing That parting when he left home had seemed to her like the beginning of a new life for him. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith Yesterday’s parting between Chillon and Henrietta had taught her to know some little about love; and if her voice had been heeded by Chillon’s beloved, it would not have been a parting. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Elizabeth Gaskell Late in June the friends returned homewardsparting rather suddenly (it would seem) from each other, when their paths diverged. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Meredith And, Carin, my dear, don’t give your hand when you are meeting or parting with people it’s not done. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Henry James This, for an American type, was an old one, he was sure; and the process of parting between the guest and her hostess had an ancient elaboration. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

Nevertheless she felt sure that he would be among the guests, and she longed for a little breathing space after parting with Lady Newhaven before she met him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Richard Burton I contemplated the Syrian Caravan, lying on the right of our road, without any of the sadness usually suggested by a parting look. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

H. Rider Haggard Perhaps the most affecting thing of all was to witness Umslopogaas’ distress at parting with Flossie, for whom the grim old warrior had conceived a strong affection. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Henry Kingsley A simple primitive action, the first and simplest act of colonization, yet producing such great results on the history of the world, as did the parting of Lot and Abraham in times gone by. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

William Makepeace Thackeray A pound? Pooh! A relation going to India, and deeply affected at parting from his darling kinsman, might give five pounds to the dear fellow! . Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

He fancied that He could leave Spain without regret; But the moment of parting undeceived him. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

D. H. Lawrence The sky and sea are parting like an oyster shell, with a low red gape. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

If it must be then — goodbye! After all, parting is such sweet sorrow. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Wilkie Collins Her eyes betrayed her, her voice betrayed her, while she said her parting words. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Sinclair Lewis It made their parting definite. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

George Eliot He was in paradise: disgrace, shame, parting — there was no fear of them any longer. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Wilkie Collins My manhood had sustained me through the parting with the mother. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

H. Rider Haggard You will receive in the course of a few days a parting present from myself in the shape of a box of carefully chosen books on European literature and history. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dickens The parting interview has overpowered me. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Thomas Hughes You haven’t got the sort of hide to take a sound licking kindly;” and he opened the door and sent the young gentleman flying into the quadrangle, with a parting kick. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

It was the parting of the ways. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Maria Edgeworth There is one point on which my parting words are necessary. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy Two days after parting in a lone island from the girl he had so disinterestedly loved he met in Piccadilly his friend Somers, wonderfully spruced up, and hastening along with a preoccupied face. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

James Anthony Froude He had intended to leave the town till more quiet times, and had arranged to meet a few of his people once more to give them a parting address. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

As Mr. Davis stood at the mouth of this alley to say a parting word to his friend as a prelude to the important business of the pledging, someone touched him on the arm. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Benjamin Disraeli The hour of parting was painful, and the natural gaiety of Captain Cadurcis deserted him. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Julian Hawthorne Then, with a parting nod and smile, to which the jeweller did not respond, he sauntered out, I following him. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

George Gissing She left as early as possible, parting from Sibyl as she had met her, with eyes that scarce dissembled their malignity. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

It is because I love you that I propose to you this parting à l’amiable, as they say in France.” The Conte did not understand; she was obliged to repeat her statement several times. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

No one but Lapham in fact, felt the pang of parting in all its keenness. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Rafael Sabatini At parting with Coupri, he exacted a promise that should he hear a shot he would at once repair to him. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins At that there was another parting among the crowd. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Maria Edgeworth Of the conflict in his mind at parting with your ladyship I can judge from what he suffered afterwards. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

H. G. Wells They were received by a motherly person in a uniform who was very brisk and prompt in her manner until Elizabeth wept at the mention of parting from her child. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

And whom did I find in the same place but my old comrade Toshie Maclean from the backside of Glen–Lyon. Toshie and I were acquaintances so old that it did not behoove us to be parting quick. Journey of Little Profit by John Buchan [1898]

Many of these who stood near paid their parting adieux to the condemned, and the foot of the fatal tree was now attained. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Wilkie Collins Alone in the library, she could feel the physical relief of repose; she could vaguely recall Julian’s parting words to her, and sadly wonder what they meant — she could do no more. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

So much that when you propose a parting I almost think. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Unselfish and devoted as she had been in every other crisis of her young life, she could not be reasonable or self-denying here; she was seized with despair at the thought of parting with her husband. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Arnold Bennett That was his parting shot, by which he indicated that he was not as other waiters are, and that any person who treated him with disrespect did so at his own peril. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was the snap of a parting wire. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Goldwin Smith May I but meet thee on that peaceful shore, The parting word shall pass my lips no more! Thy maidens, grieved themselves at my concern, Oft gave me promise of thy quick return. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Wilkie Collins You may be interested to hear how my parting with Matthew happened; and I will relate it to you, as well as I can. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Now that the time had come for parting with the man she loved, she had discovered how much he was to her. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

But I wonder how Old Aunt’d like the notion? I don’t see her parting with Daisy before she must. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

George Eliot Early in the following April, nearly a year after that dubious parting you have just witnessed, you may, if you like, again see Maggie entering the Red Deeps through the group of Scotch firs. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle You can give it to Scotland Yard, with my love and a parting blessing. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

His leaving the country without a look or a word of parting kindness interchanged, must to her appear an act of cold and heartless caprice; he could not bear the thought. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Knowing him as she did, she felt that he would keep his word, and her feminine nature could not resist a parting sneer. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Miles Franklin It was a pleasant drive of twelve miles to and from Wyambeet. O’Doolan was much distressed at parting from Mr Beecham, but he promised to come for her again shortly. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

I blessed her, and said as a parting word: “Take an interest in astrology. The Stars in their Courses by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Anthony Trollope Mamma wishes me to go to London also for a week, but I don’t want to be away from the old house too much before the final parting comes at last. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She led Jane into the bedroom, then, with a parting shot at Miss Peckover, herself entered and locked the door. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

With a parting scowl he went swaggering up the street. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Henry Handel Richardson But her amazed inner query was: “Not even to one’s own husband?” She hung her head, till the white thread of parting between the dark loops of her hair was almost perpendicular. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

A man cometh through the door behind her, parting the heavy hangings left and right. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Walter Besant After this fan, I cared little about the rest, though the parting of Achilles and Briseis was sad, and the death of Cleopatra tragic. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Wilkie Collins I ask permission at parting to impress on you an urgent necessity. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry James Catherine’s parting with her lover was short, and few words were exchanged. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Andrew Lang The young man returned home with the news, and next day bade farewell to his mother and his wife, who were very sad at parting from him. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli Her heart was nearly breaking, but she could not bear the idea of parting in bitterness with the being whom, perhaps, she loved best in the world. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

George Eliot Her hair, parting backward under her black hood, had that soft whiteness which is not like snow or anything else, but is simply the lovely whiteness of aged hair. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Thomas Hardy He had thought of her but at distant intervals during the twenty years since that parting occurred, and only as somebody he could have wedded. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Richard Burton Some heard the report of a vessel having arrived from Suez, with Mohammed Shiklibha and other friends on board; these hurried down to the harbour for a parting word. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Nathaniel Hawthorne After parting from the old church member, he met the youngest sister of them all. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Bram Stoker After the first shock of parting was over, things went back to their accustomed routine. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Charles Dickens A parting glance at such of the actors in this little history as it has not, in the course of its events, dismissed, will bring it to an end. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anthony Trollope I certainly had a feeling of regret at parting with my colored friend — and some regret also as regards a few that were white. North America by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis His parting with Miss Theresa was intimate; he shook her hand warmly. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Everything that was ugly and vicious there, coming nearer every minute—the red light in the eyes, the sensuous parting of the lips. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Henry Adams This rosy view served to soothe disgusts which every parting statesman feels, and commonly with reason. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Do not think that this genial flame sustained itself, or lived wholly on a bequeathed hope or a parting promise. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Louisa May Alcott He forgot himself still further when Laurie said, in his most gracious manner, at parting . Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Charles Dickens Immediately he turned the parting in his hair toward the glass partition, as if he said to me with a sweet smile, ‘Straight up here, if you please. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne When Cranfield departed on his shadowy search, he had bestowed this brooch, in a gold setting, as a parting gift to Faith Egerton. “So, Faith, you have kept the heart?” said he, at length. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Charles Dickens There were hurried words of farewell and kindness, but the parting was soon over. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Then he smiled again, and laid the matter aside, with a parting admission that it had been undoubtedly picturesque and impressive, and that it had been a valuable experience to him to see it. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Henry Fielding Booth was now a little alarmed at this account, and, parting with Miss Matthews, went along with the colonel in search of his wife. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Charles Dickens His parting words were fulfilled. The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens [1854]

George Gissing He had said at parting that her character was so well suited to his; that he liked her. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens If she receives Ned’s letter by to-morrow noon, you may date their parting from to-morrow night. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The morning found them resigned to part, but neither had the courage to say when; and much I doubt whether the hour of parting ever would have struck. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

I reap no gain or profit by parting from you, nor will any conveyance of your property be required, for, in this respect, you have always been literally ‘Bentley’s’ Miscellany, and never mine. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

I understood by the sign that Ayesha had told them to guard me on my way; but she gave no reply to my parting thanks. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Lecount rose, bent fondly over the Aquarium, and chirruped to the toad at parting as if it had been a bird. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Andrew Lang The widow wept many tears at parting from her youngest son, but as she saw that his heart was set upon going with his brothers, she did not try to keep him. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang The princess, who was very proud of her hair, did not like the idea of parting with any of it, so she said no. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The end came quickly, as the priest had foreseen it, when he spoke his parting words. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Edith Wharton And on this silent parting the curtain fell. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Henry Kingsley A favourite and precious bag, which never left her, had been dropped in the water; and her Prayer-book, a parting gift from Lady Kate, had been utterly spoiled. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Involuntarily his mind turned from that first meeting to the last parting seven years later. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The black mate felt this parting with his wife more than any of the previous ones in all the years of bad luck. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope When parting from him it was a regret to her to take her hand from his. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Elizabeth Gaskell Nay, nay! parting is hard work at all times, and best get hard work done out of hand. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Wilkie Collins Having paid his little attention to Stella, and having relieved her of the empty glass, he took his leave, with a parting request thoroughly characteristic of the man. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Wilkie Collins He said his parting words to Julius in the passage. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Anthony Trollope There had been a tone in Heathcote’s voice when he gave his parting warning as to the fire in Medlicot’s pipe which the sugar grower had felt to be intentionally insolent. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Carinthia soothed her, kissed her, gave the promise, and the parting was over. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Charles Dickens To me, the remembrance of our last parting has been ever mournful and painful. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

If he won’t, I’ll have him brought up before the Bench.” Away went Miss Timmens, with a parting remark that the school must be rampant by that time. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

Anthony Trollope I wanted to avoid a parting on that last morning, and therefore I started much sooner than I need have done. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Elio To part from that grave seemed like parting with Milly a second time; for Amos was one who clung to all the material links between his mind and the past. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

William Morris Viridis wept and said: Why dost thou speak of parting from me, when thou knowest it would break my heart? Said Birdalone: To say it as short as may be, because the parting must now come to pass. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

We had our two games and on parting I warned Fyne that I was called to town on business and might be away for some time. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Sinclair Lewis He felt the tragedy of parting — that in the briefness of life he should lose one moment of her living presence. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anna Katherine Green Alas! he was not to have his way, as he saw, when at parting he essayed to make a final protest against a public as well as premature reopening of this old case. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy Essentially she was perhaps of no tangible substance; a spirit, a dream, a frenzy, a conception, an aroma, an epitomized sex, a light of the eye, a parting of the lips. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Anthony Trollope I mean —” “You mean that it is painful to part with old friends; and I’m sure that we all feel that at parting with you. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope