Phrases with "pass"

Anthony Trollope To all who did so he was very gracious, and was specially so to Lord Popplecourt, who happened to pass close by the table. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

This newly-imported examiner was so different from Sam Turner. It had been Sam’s way to enter the bank with a shout, pass the cigars, and tell the latest stories he had picked up on his rounds. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope But it had gradually come to pass that he had entered heart and soul into the case, and, with many execrations on his own part against Mr. Scarborough, could find a real interest in nothing else. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Virginia Woolf They seemed to pass in and out of each other’s minds, questioning and answering. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

I let the laggard peasants pass me on the homeward way. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Robert Louis Stevenson Here I foresee that you may pass much happy time; against a good adversary a game may well continue for a month; for with armies so considerable three moves will occupy an hour. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Rice Burroughs No other cave gave evidence of habitation, and no cave but one of extraordinary size could have accommodated all the people whom I had seen pass in and out of its mouth. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

If the world has come to such a pass that you can’t do anything but harm in it —” “Oh, is it so bad as that?” he protested. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

E. T. A. Hoffmann Then he would quickly pass his hand over it, or even sometimes raise the glass to his blue lips, and he laughed quite sardonically when all we dared do was to express our vexation in stifled sobs. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Thomas Hardy I’m in such a low key with drinking nothing but small table ninepenny this last week or two that I shall call and warm up at the Mar’ners as I pass along. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hobbes For a man that hath passed away his right to one man today hath it not to pass tomorrow to another: and therefore the later promise passeth no right, but is null. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Walter Scott Better allow me to pass before, since you are too deeply agitated to possess the coolness necessary for a scout. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Maria Edgeworth As he was going to town, he met Lord Delacour, who was riding in the park: he was extremely intent upon his own thoughts, and was anxious to pass unnoticed. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

One of the visitors at the castle is sufficiently like him to pass for him — except with his intimates, of whom there aren’t any here. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

John Locke This shows us how it comes to pass that there are in every language many particular words which cannot be rendered by any one single word of another. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Charles Kingsley A quiet happiness, as of old recollections, came into her eyes, as she watched the sparkling and foaming water — “And beauty, born of murmuring sound, Did pass into her face. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

William Makepeace Thackeray Ahaz, and the idolatrous kings, sacrificed to idols under the green trees there, and “caused their children to pass through the fire. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

D. H. Lawrence We pass the pits where men are burning lime—red-hot, round pits—and are out on the high-way. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Henry Handel Richardson She has only to raise them, to pass them over her forehead, or to finger at her hair, and the world is hers. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edgar Allan Poe But, as usual, he walked to and fro, and during the day did not pass from out the turmoil of that street. The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe [1840]

H.P. Lovecraft The gap in the fence was very easy to pass through, and before long Blake found himself wading amidst the rotting, tangled growths of the deserted yard. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

I’ve seen a strong man drop down like a dead body when the judge opened his mouth to pass sentence on him. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

A physical defect in a healthy nature may either pass without notice or be turned to a high purpose. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Edward Bellamy Even if the people of that period had enjoyed larger leisure, they would, I fancy, have often been at a loss how to pass it agreeably. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Anthony Trollope He had to pass over much; to make the best of the state of things as he found them. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

In consequence of this feeling of repugnance, he was about to pass without speaking to him, but, as he had done the day before, M. Bonacieux accosted him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Charles Stur In endeavouring to pass out I shoaled to a quarter less one, having kept the lead constantly going. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

The pass and park just within it I called Livingstone Pass and Learmonth* Park. Just outside the pass, northerly, was a high hill I called Mount Skene*. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Hearing my ’bus pass the window, I was obliged to rush out of the house without kissing Carrie as usual; and I shouted to her: “I leave it to you to decide. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

John Lewis Burckhard Caravans pass occasionally from Damer to Souakin, for many of the Fakys are traders. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Frederick Marryat We must now pass over some time in a few words. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

His back was towards me and he was flashing a torch before him and stooping to pass through the opening in the wall. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Wilkie Collins The other parts of the dress are sufficiently quiet to pass muster; the bonnet and veil are only old-fashioned, and the cloak is of a sober gray color. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Back at home her only comment was: ‘All very pleasant! But pass me my Darwin, please. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope But so did not Mrs. Western when she allowed those opportunities to pass by her which came to her for telling her story before her marriage. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

W. H. Hudson After the morning Mass I would return to my house, and, sitting alone in my room, pass the sultry hours, immersed in melancholy thoughts, having no inclination to work. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Henry James She had tried intonations — as if she too wished to pass for the real thing; till I was afraid my other visitors would take offence. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

George Meredith If she has feeling, and could only be made aware, she might perhaps be persuaded to pass from the friendly to the wifely duty. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

John Galsworthy Stepping quickly forward to pass into it, he found the curtains closing before him. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

George Gissing And as regards myself, is it not by mere happy accident that I pass my latter years in such enjoyment of all I most desired? Accident—but there is no such thing. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Perhaps he will not suffer the next to pass unchallenged. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The stairs which led to his apartment were neither of marble nor of polished oak, and a potman in shirt sleeves instead of a powdered flunkey waited to pass in the guests. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

As usual, there was no definite rule against talking to proles and frequenting their pubs, but it was far too unusual an action to pass unnoticed. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Meal-time would frequently come and pass unheeded; so that, unless urgently reminded, he would neglect to take the requisite quantity of nourishment. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

Oscar Wilde To pass from the art of a time to the time itself is the great mistake that all historians commit. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

O that I might so pass away, if, like him, I were an Israelite without guile. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When I start to piece together the fragments of that day a sort of confusion begins, as if my memory didn’t want to yield up any of it, or my consciousness let any of it pass through. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Abraham Merri Ages seemed to pass and a radiance stole along it. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Mr. Challoner continued to pass the house twice a day and the time finally came when he ventured up the walk. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton He had been unable, after repeated attempts, to pass his examination, and his failure had been a lasting mortification. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

John Lewis Burckhard This is the coolest spot in Damer, and much resorted to by strangers to pass a few hours in sleep after the mid-day prayers. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

The hours might pass away, but now she did not even cast a glance into the room. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

G. K. Chesterton Let us pass on to the next act of the external tragedy. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Ford Madox Ford But these things pass away; inevitably they pass away as the shadows pass across sundials. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

They began to pass through straggling villages on whose outskirts pseudo-Tudor villas stood sniffishly apart, amid their garages, their laurel shrubberies and their raw-looking lawns. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Meredith A gentleman in the stalls, a head beneath her, bowed, and holding up a singular article, gravely said that he had been requested to pass it. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Rudyard Kipling Then they will pass bills, and spend their time fighting each other. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Owen pressed down the eyelids, made another pass before the face, and rose on his long legs with a sardonic grin. Poor Cousin Louis by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Guy de Maupassan But, the wealthier a Norman tradesman becomes, the more he suffers at having to part with anything that belongs to him, at having to see any portion of his substance pass into the hands of another. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

At an ordinary inquest there are only two—maybe three—attending, but now every paper in the kingdom has pretty well applied for a pass to that reporters’ table. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Sigmund Freud As for the girl, she had no idea of the import of her words, or she would never have allowed them to pass her lips. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

They were leisurely enough for the first paralysing effect of this discovery to pass away before a resolute determination to come out victorious from the ghastly struggle with that armed lunatic. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

You have been very good to me; you took compassion upon me in my misery, and I have been accustomed to see people of your class pass me by. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The officer of musketeers, on seeing him pass by thus pale, bowed almost to his knees as he saluted him. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Andrew Lang But in spite of all his efforts he could not find his way out of the forest, and he began to think he should have to pass the night there. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim They heard the door close behind him, heard him pass down the corridor towards the lift. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

William Morris He laughed inwardly, and said to himself: “If the chacer were to pass but three feet from my nose he should be none the wiser but if he hear me or my horse. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Robert Burns Lord, in the day of vengeance try him, Lord, visit them wha did employ him, And pass not in thy mercy by ’em, Nor hear their pray’r; But for thy people’s sake destroy ’em, And dinna spare. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Anthony Trollope He felt that he must repay not only that but Undy’s share also, before he could again pass a happy day or a quiet night. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker Now that you are near, I await your commands, and you will not pass me by, will you, dear Master, in your distribution of good things?” He is a selfish old beggar anyhow. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle I raised my hat, and was about to pass them, when the general shouted to his coachman to pull up, and held out his hand to me. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Henry Handel Richardson For the simple reasons that temptations seemed to pass her by. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

At the fourth pass Maurevel felt the cold steel in his throat. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jules Verne Every day as I pass his cabin I look through the keyhole. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

They urged Cortes not to enter the city that day, but to pass the night in the suburbs, that their master might have time to prepare suitable accommodations for him. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

A continental gentleman might, of course, be guilty of an unworthy thought and yet pass current, according to the loose morality of his nation. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope He took her hand with his kindest little squeeze, asked with his softest voice after his dear Caroline, and then let her pass on by herself. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Willa Cather You can take the book for one week and learn something, to pass the time. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Wilkie Collins As she opened it to pass through, her attention was attracted by a lady, with a nursery-maid and two little boys behind her, loitering on the path outside the garden wall. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

They were much pleased with her acquaintance and when she had performed her visit, invited her to pass a little time with them. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

And he could not pass them like more manly and more callous minds; they came burdening in on him whether he would or no. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Caroline Lamb It stands upon a high barren cliff, separated by a branch of the sea from the village of Belfont, to which any one may pass by means of the ferry below. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Robert Louis Stevenson She went slowly at first, but ever straighter and faster for the Cauldstaneslap, a pass among the hills to which the farm owed its name. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne He had still five hours to pass in Nijni-Novgorod; it seemed to him an age. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Wilkie Collins When you talk of your marriage, I am sorry to observe that you entirely pass over the consideration which is due to your father’s only surviving relative. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Jane Austen You pass it over very handsomely — but you were perfectly right. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

James Joyce Martin Cunningham frequently said he would work a pass through Egan but some deuced hitch or other eternally cropped up with the net result that the scheme fell through. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The most wonderful event has befallen — surely the most wonderful that ever came to pass outside the realms of fiction. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

But this time I was not to be allowed to pass unchallenged. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Wilkie Collins When she at last joined us on the landing, the doors of the rooms on the first floor delayed her again: it was simply impossible, she said, to pass them without notice. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Rudyard Kipling A loaded donkey couldn’t pass between the walls; and, at one point, just before you reach the Gate, a bulged house-front makes people go along all sideways. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

E. T. A. Hoffmann But listen, and I will tell you what was the proposal which I made the insane fellow a few hours ago, and made in vain, and then pass judgment upon the feelings of duty by which I am actuated. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

John Locke And, upon the same ground, I think that this proposition, “A hill is higher than a valley,” and several the like, may also pass for maxims. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

At the door of the office in the side street stood a gentleman — the same I had seen pass me the other day. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

The country here was so rough that it seemed as if nothing could pass over it except such creatures as these — the opmaheras. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Some of these, as might have been expected, were fellow tradesmen of the town who looked in upon him to pass the time of day, as they said, or to discuss the news or some business complication. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Virginia Woolf To dine, to meet; to meet, to dine; fame — fame! (She had here to slow down to pass through the crowd of market people. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Thomas Hardy To pass to courtship without acquaintance, to pass to marriage without courtship, is a skipping of terms reserved for those alone who tread this royal road. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope The blackness of the cloud of her brother’s death would never altogether pass away from her. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

They shouted to us — “Who goes there?” Not knowing the pass-word, I wanted to pass them without reply, but in the same moment they surrounded me, and one of them seized my horse by the bridle. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Arthur Conan Doyle One of them tried to pass and get behind the brazen man, but he was pinned against the side by a quick movement and his brains dashed out by a smashing blow from the heavy mace. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

We must now pass over an interval of a few days, and come at once to the arrival of Sir Wynston Berkley, which duly occurred upon the evening of the day appointed. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Victor Hugo There buzzed through the House that cheerful hum of voices during which assemblies pass things which will not bear the light, and at which they wonder when they find out what they have done, too late. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

G. K. Chesterton He has stood up for the fact that philosophy is not the concern of those who pass through Divinity and Greats, but of those who pass through birth and death. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

No one stood between her and him — none called off his attention, or forced her to pass one second of time unoccupied by his idea. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Guy de Maupassant Every Sunday she would pass in front of them on the way to milk her cow, the only cow in the neighborhood which was sent out to pasture. Two Little Soldiers (Petit Soldat) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

But we do know that it did not pass unobserved by you. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins But the convert privileged to pass the gates left Protestant England outside, and found himself, as it were, in a new country. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Olaf Stapledon Over and over again she was able to pass on to him the insight which the awake Victor had passed on to her. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

I pass hurriedly on; my experience here was in fault, my skill ineffectual. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

In one place they had to pass under a bridge so low that the children had to lie down in the boat and their uncle had to bow down his head between his knees until it almost touched the bottom. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Arthur Machen One would judge that sometimes men did pass by that way, but not often. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope And so it came to pass that he was excluded almost from having an opinion as to his daughter’s future life. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

William Henry Bragg The third column gives the results obtained when the γ rays had to pass through little more than the lead wall of the chamber, which was 0. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. Rider Haggard In Zu–Vendis gold is a much commoner metal than silver, and thus it has curiously enough come to pass that silver is the legal tender of the country. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins He stooped to pass it through the opening. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Theodore Dreiser The legislature will pass a bill allowing for a fifty-year franchise, and the governor will sign it. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

E. T. A. Hoffmann Her figure is regular, and so are her features, that can’t be gainsaid; and if her eyes were not so utterly devoid of life, I may say, of the power of vision, she might pass for a beauty. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

William Makepeace Thackeray Peace be to him; the waiters will forget him, and his name will pass away, and another great-coat will hang on the hook whence his own used to be dependent. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

William Godwin On one occasion Faustus, having resolved to pass a jovial evening, took some of his old college-companions, and invited them to make free with the archbishop of Saltzburgh’s cellar. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Oscar Wilde The scarlet would pass away from his lips, and the gold steal from his hair. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

And, yes, he would have to pass over her body before stealing her niece. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Gissing His name ought never to pass my lips, only in my prayers. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

These and the like served to pass the time while we were lying waiting for a breeze to clear up the fog and send us on our way. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Clelia’s eyes filled with tears as she watched the Duchessa pass through these rooms, thronged at the moment with all the most brilliant figures in society. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

They peer at me with venomous looks, as I pass through their streets. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

He dies there in the snow, and the two old sisters, who have followed him in an anxiety which overcomes their mutual hatred, arrive in time to see him pass away. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Andrew Lang Now, they lived for a long time very happily with one another, but then it came to pass that the young Queen fell seriously ill, and no doctor could save her. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

To pass from this dead house to the dead house Herries was all the same. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

John Galsworthy Now and then some stealthy spy would pass and scrutinise. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Helen Zimmern A galaxy of brilliant and historical names pass across the pages of Miss Edgeworth’s letters, and many a reminiscence she has preserved of them. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Wilkie Collins It had been Mrs. Wragge’s earthly lot to pass her life in a state of perpetual surprise. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Andrew Lang On their way home, as they were again passing the heath, they surprised the dwarf pouring out his precious stones on an open space, for he had thought no one would pass by at so late an hour. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells They were only two hours’ climb from the mountain-house in which they were to pass the night, and there was no need to press on. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Not long thereafter they brought it to pass that Lady Kriemhild gained the hoard from the Nibelung land and brought it to the Rhine. It was her marriage morning gift 87 and was hers by right. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Gertrude Stein We got the American Legion interested at least two of the colonels, but they also had other names that had to pass first. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

He asked them earnestly if they had seen an old man in a gown, and a lovely girl pass out. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sir Walter Scott They throng again to the breach, and the pass is disputed hand to hand, and man to man. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Guy de Maupassant My parents had left me an income of some thousands of francs a year, and I procured as a shelter, a modest and tranquil place which enabled me to pass as wealthy for a bachelor. The Hermit by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

John Lewis Burckhard The passengers go on shore every evening, and often pass the night there. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

We let Davies pass out and remained standing. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Jane Austen Dr. and Mrs. Grant would enliven us, and make our evenings pass away with more enjoyment even to my father. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Edgar Rice Burroughs What, in reality, I did was to pass entirely through them and come out above the valley upon the farther side. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

George Meredith A thing has come to pass which we feel to be right! The machinery of the world, then, is not entirely dislocated: there is harmony, on one point, among the mysterious powers who have to do with us. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

The faintness will pass off directly you are higher up and can get a breath of air. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

James Joyce Afraid to pass a remark on him. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Tobias Smolle Having passed the Cape, we followed the winding of the coast, into a small bay, and arrived at the town of Noli, where we proposed to pass the night. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

When we pass each other she picks up her skirts as if they were too good to touch mine. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

To go to Berbera, then, I must perforce pass through the territories of the northern Dulbahantas; and this was fixed upon. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

For she laughed as she looked at him, and only ran away because there wasn’t room for him to pass beside her. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle These valleys and ravines which branch out of the main pass are alive with Afridis and Pathans, who are keen robbers as well as religious fanatics. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

George Meredith The one beheld the two pass from view again, still conversing. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Benjamin Disraeli Your conversation and your company have made me pass a more cheerful day than I am accustomed to. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

I’m bound to say I sang some of it at sight myself; and I flatter myself it helped to pass an embarrassing night rather pleasantly for all concerned. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

H. G. Wells You—you Cuckold! And she’ll drive by me, she’ll pass me in theatres with the money that ought to have been mine! Oh! Oh!” She dabbed her handkerchief from one swimming eye to the other. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Jack London Buck saw money pass between them, and was not surprised when Curly, a good-natured Newfoundland, and he were led away by the little weazened man. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Oh, may I pass through it with you, grieving in your griefs, rejoicing in your joy!” Here language failed her. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Sir Walter Scott Haste — begone — stay not to render thanks! and beware how you pass through this crowded town, where thou mayst easily lose both thy burden and thy life. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

D. H. Lawrence Anything might come to pass on the morrow. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Inveterate idlers and ne’er-do-weels, their only object in life is not to labour; a dozen of them will pass a day in breaking ten pounds’ weight of stone. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

I don’t pass more’n fifty dolla’s through my hands most years. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Henry Handel Richardson Instinctively, she ceased to pass her hands over his hair. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The long turf paths between the vines, left for the bullocks to pass by in vintage time, and filled with colours from clover or iris, blue bugloss, or bright fritillaria. Signa by Ouida

It had been his favourite walk, out of the hunting season, and he had rarely suffered a week to pass without making his visit of inspection. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Guy de Maupassan Just two years ago, my husband made me pass the summer on his estate at Bougrolles. There was nothing there . Joseph by Guy de Maupassan

Henry Handel Richardson But though hours seemed to pass while he sat there, he was not dissatisfied; it was enough to know how near she was to him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

T. E. Lawrence Inevitably the old governors, who had governed by force of hand or force of character, illiterate, direct, personal, had to pass away. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope It was hardly five o’clock — how was he to pass the time till ten? Five miserable hours! He was already tired, and it was impossible that he should continue walking so long. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson One day, when Will was about sixteen, a fat young man arrived at sunset to pass the night. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

It was to pass as an accident, he said. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Anthony Trollope Thus it came to pass that in defending himself he was driven to defend his sister also. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Our little friend used to see the workhouse boy at prayers, morning and evening, and occasionally to pass his pale disquieted face on the stairs or lobbies when his duties brought him there. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

His health was so bad that he seemed to pass his whole life on the brink of the grave; nevertheless his vitality has probably never been surpassed in the history of the world. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells There under the lee of the dry torrent’s steeper banks he might crouch, and watch these strange, grey masses pass and pass in safety till the wind fell, and it became possible to escape. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Sinclair Lewis So it came to pass that he spent most of his time alone, in his room in the Grand Universel. (It gave him a curious mean pleasure, now, to have a cheap single bedroom instead of a suite. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

A man was once heard complaining, “By the cross of Jesus! how shall I go? If I pass by the hill of Dunboy old Captain Burney may look out on me. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

I should not have intruded on you now, but for this reason: the humiliation you were pleased to pass on me I could neither refuse nor resent to the dealer of it. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Walter Scott We should have crossed from the opposite shore, but for the disturbances at Glasgow, which made it improper for his Grace’s people to pass through the city. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Thomas Hardy The intercepting city, ancient Melchester, they were obliged to pass through in order to take advantage of the town bridge for crossing a large river that obstructed them. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

William Makepeace Thackeray I pray you, father, to go, and to pass no more such shameless jests on your daughter. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

H. G. Wells They pass on things to one another. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Instinctively a lane was made for them to pass through, and Sir James Marley came forward. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

H. G. Wells He seemed to pass through a hundred stages of misery, to pass minute after minute through a hundred degrees of cold, damp, and exhaustion. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

William Morris Said Walter: “The wending yonder pass to the eastward, whereby the huge men come to thee from out of the Bear-country; that we might see what should come thereof. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Niccolo Machiavelli But let us pass into the town. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Tobias Smolle Five hundred were taken prisoners: but the Piedmontese, foreseeing they should be surrounded next day by the French, who had penetrated behind them, by a pass in the mountains, retired in the night. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

There was also a small sack of charcoal, for the greater part of the Desert through which we were to pass is destitute of fuel. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

John Galsworthy I will let it pass this time, but you mustn’t say things of that sort again. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope How it has come to pass that there have been preserved only those which were written after a period of life at which most men cease to be free correspondents, cannot be said with certainty. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope How it came to pass that she wanted a home, or that this special home suited her, it would be unnecessary here to tell even if I knew. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anatole France We’ll pass the time hunting and shooting. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

I have no doubt she had a pass from the French Government giving her the completest freedom of action. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle She made no attempt to pass her antagonist, but headed up the estuary. The “slapping Sal” by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins I positively ordered my servants to let no lady in deep mourning pass inside the garden-door, without first consulting me. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

No films, of course, for twenty years had yet to pass before Candleford town had its Happidrome, and no dancing for the ordinary villager except dancing on the green at holiday times in summer. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

There was Blair Hutton, whom one could not pass by. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Anthony Trollope Lopez allowed four days to pass by, during each of which he was closeted for a time with Lady Eustace, and then made an attempt to get at Mr Wharton through his wife. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott If the half hour should pass away without her determining to comply with the demands of the nation, her career will be brief enough. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Miles Franklin I had brought this to pass by pronunciamentos upon the desirability of honesty in egotism. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]