Phrases with "pass"

Ford Madox Ford That’s blocked!’ Tietjens said: ‘I do not propose, sir, at any rate in your eyes, to pass as putting the interests of any power before those of my own country. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Therefore, to that which seems to come to pass without reason is given the name of “chance. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Rudyard Kipling I give you my word it will then pass off. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Just a little chat to pass the time, I think. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Louisa May Alcott He seldom spoke to Laurie, but he looked at him often, and a shadow would pass across his face, as if regretting his own lost youth, as he watched the young man in his prime. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

The tone of the whole satire was too savage, and its tenor was too hopelessly one-sided, for it to pass unresented; while much in it was too near the truth to glance off harmless. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Henry James In the presence of all you cause to pass before me I’ve a tremendous sense of privation. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Wilkie Collins The only resource that remained was to carry the pocketbook with me to Moor Farm, and ask permission to pass the night there. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Anthony Trollope As for the rest, it would be better that she should let it so pass by that there need be as little of contention as possible on a matter so trivial. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

She did laugh as she saw Heathcliff pass the window. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

She was obliged to pass between the point of the jetty, surmounted by a beacon just lighted, and a rock which jutted out. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Ann Radcliffe They continued to travel throughout the day without any accident or interruption, and, about three hours after sunset, arrived at Monville, a small town where La Motte determined to pass the night. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

He could have tripped Scevola as easy as anything, but he lets him pass and stands in front of his parishioners with his arms extended. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Take a cheese of nearly the same size, and after blacking one side of it, pass it slowly across the face of the grindstone and observe the effect in a mirror placed opposite, on the cheese side. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

John Lewis Burckhard They occupy a quarter by themselves, and obtain very large profits, particularly from the Persian pilgrims who pass here. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Hitler and Stalin will pass away, but something which old Porteous calls ‘the eternal verities’ won’t pass away. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

To pass from island to island was hard work, the intervening spaces were so wide — Tydomin, however, knew the way. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

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]

Thomas Paine Yet it would be a pity to pass you from the world in state, and consign you to magnificent oblivion among the tombs, without telling the future beholder why. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

George Gissing In this way it came to pass that the Widow Peak and her children were brought under the notice of persons who sooner or later might be of assistance to them. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Therefore it is possible that they might pass and be developed into each other. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Then, I have the sea, and a vessel to pass over into England, where I have many relations. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Thomas Hardy In the course of a year his mind was accustomed to pass in a grand solar sweep through all the zodiacal signs of the intellectual heaven. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Charles Dickens Here and there, we pass a solitary guard-house; here and there a hovel, deserted, and walled up. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

George Gissing Did not your good father pass away whilst at Constantinople?’ Thus, with perfect simplicity, with kindliest interest in things human, did Benedict draw the young man into converse. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

He paused, as if weary, fixing upon Jasper his arrogant eyes, over which secret disenchantment, the unavoidable shadow of all passion, seemed to pass like a saddening cloud. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

My brothers bide with her; we will beg them to bring it to pass that she be our friend, if perchance she might gladly see us win the hoard. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Andrew Lang Here we pass from line 99 to 212–242: Thersites it is who opens the debate, (in version A) insults Agamemnon, and advises flight. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Salt is also used for a similar important purpose, when, during the night, a person is obliged to pass from one room into another in the dark. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Walter Scott Let your niece pass through as many adventures as Boccaccio’s bride of the King of Garba, you care not. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Henry James There was nothing in her fresh face to pass on to others my horrible confidences. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Think of the enormous stretches of land you pass over when you cross a corner of a single English county. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell Whatever came to pass, Ralph’s love would still be hers; nor was he unwarned of what might come to pass in some dread future day. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Thomas Love Peacock The pass opened on a lake, from which the stream issued, and which lay like a dark mirror, set in a gigantic frame of mountain precipices. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Victor Hugo Let the unknown pass unnoticed. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Francis Bacon In a word, a man were better relate himself to a statua, or picture, than to suffer his thoughts to pass in smother. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Rudyard Kipling This thing was advancing, unpaid by me, towards the station; would have to pass along the deep-cut lane, below the railway-bridge, and come out on the doctor’s side. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Yet those who happened to pass the house late at night always saw a glimmer of light in an upper chamber, and the blue vapour of smoke rising from one particular chimney. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Years many more than twelve, filled with great events and distracting interests, were to pass over before the body and shape of Paradise Lost was given to these imaginings. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Edith Wharton For a long time she had not been able to pass by the bench under the willows — she even avoided the elm walk till autumn had stripped its branches. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Isabella Bird The last resource was to pass through an archway into the great, lofty mule stable, on both sides of which are similar recesses or mangers, about ten feet by seven and about eight feet high. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Charles Dickens Dark figures, some crawling on their hands and knees, some carried in the arms of others, were seen to pass along the roof. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Edith Wharton His eye received the picture with distinctness; but for the first time it did not pass into his veins. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Guy de Maupassan It is not difficult to pass for being learned. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

William Morris On the other hand, if any come to the Hold from the mouth of the Black Valley, then along this green road must they needs pass under your very eyes. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Here, in Sir Bale Mardykes’ room, in his bed, in his clothes, is a stranger, grim and awful; in a few days to be insupportable, and to pass alone into the prison-house, and to be seen no more. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Watkin Tench I have often, in common with others, tried to gain information from them on this head; but we were always repulsed by obstacles which we could neither pass by or surmount. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

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]

Stepping back he pressed with all the strength that was in him against the wall, and let the other pass him. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

George Gissing What time today? That he would let one day pass had never occurred to her as a possibility. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

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

Thomas Hardy After that, formal messages began to pass between Dornell and his wife, the latter being now as persistently conciliating as she was formerly masterful. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anthony Trollope He decided that morning, with many soft regrets, that he would go to Glenbogie, and let those dreams of wanderings in the mountains of the Tyrol pass away from him. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

E. Nesbi A long gate had to be opened for the cart to pass through, and after that the road seemed to go across fields — and now it went down hill. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Even at this distance of time I should not like to pass through it. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Robert Burns While at the stook the shearers cow’r To shun the bitter blaudin’ show’r, Or in gulravage rinnin’ scow’r To pass the time, To you I dedicate the hour In idle rhyme. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

George Gissing Shameful or not, it very soon came to pass that Sidney had the whole family on his hands. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Benjamin Disraeli They want to know what the royal pair have for dinner when they are alone, how they pass their evenings, and whether the queen drives ponies. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope She had been altogether so unused to such language that she could not get on with her matter in hand, letting the bad word pass by her as an unmeaning expletive. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker We must try to pass off such moments with an appearance of unconcern. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

They turned to look at me with some surprise, but finding that I could not answer their brief questions in their own language, they returned to their work and suffered me to pass on unmolested. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Henry James It was a long story, and while it was being unfolded, the prince continued to pass to and fro, stiffly and solemnly, like a pendulum marking the time allowed for the young lady to come to her senses. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Anthony Trollope The fact of Mrs Crawley’s illness had been mentioned, and Lady Lufton had stated how it had come to pass that all the Crawley children were at the parsonage. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

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

D. H. Lawrence Sweet it was to pass through the gates of the town, the scanty, loose suburb, into the open darkness and space of the country. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

Anthony Trollope It came to pass at this time that Mr Rubb, junior, visited his dying partner almost daily, and was always left alone with him for some time. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

George Gissing And what’s more”—her eyes sparkled—“if ever you say such word to Minnie you never pass my door again. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

All the colours of the rainbow pass and repass in rapid succession over his body, till the dark hand of death closes the scene. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Anthony Trollope And so it came to pass that there were hard words between him and his brother. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson It was not in him to let this pass unnoticed. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Kate Chopin She could have fallen quietly asleep there if he had continued to pass his hand over her hair. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Also I have a pass which enables me and the car and anyone I send in the car to go anywhere in Evallonia. I insisted on that, for I expected that there might be some trouble. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

So I saw I was doomed to pass the night where I was, and to share my lonely vigil with the ghastly huddled thing that lay stiffening by the wall. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson But if we stave on straight to the auld Brig of Stirling, I’ll lay my sword they let us pass unchallenged. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope They generally had some few minutes to spare on those occasions before Mrs Dale summoned them to pass through the house to church, and such was the case at present. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Peschi, for the moment, was sole possessor of valuable unedited details, to the narration of which Hiram P. Corner, who had dropped in to pass the evening with me, listened with keenly attentive ears. Two Stories by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For some cause or other Lady Deignton did not wish it to pass though my hands. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle Hi! hi!” he yelled, “don’t walk across the light! You can duck when you pass the lattice. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

E. F. Benson Everyone had let Lucia pass into eclipse. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Henry James The fact remained however that when Hyacinth stood before him he recognised him as the sort of little chap that he had in his eye (one who could pass through a small orifice). The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

When I pass one of these places I must avert my eyes. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope He had walked faster than Mr Bonteen, having gradually drawn near to him; but he had determined in his own mind that he would not pass the man, or get so near him as to attract attention. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

It was of no use to pass laws and make declarations and proclamations for the reform of the common plebeii, the poor man pleaded, so long as the mentors of the laws were themselves corrupt. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Charles Dickens He heard the words: “Young man, I say unto thee, arise!” He had to pass the window; and the bright, dark eyes of his debased time seemed to look at him. The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens [1854]

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

Arthur Machen It is not used by many people; a woodman now and again finds it useful, and five or six children who go to school in the village pass twice a day. The Shining Pyramid by Arthur Machen

Watkin Tench Warned by what they saw and heard, they inclined to the right towards the head of the creek, and thereby contrived to pass over. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Walter Scott Let me pass my old hand over your face, that my touch may bear witness to my ears. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

It had now grown dark, and the rain was falling heavily, so that I got rather wet in following my guide through the open courts that I had to pass in order to reach the presence chamber. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Rudyard Kipling They will feed after the moon goes down in the four border villages issuing from the Jagai pass on the next night. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Isabella Bird The invariable feature of Arab dress is the abba— a long cloak, sleeveless, but with holes through which to pass the arms, and capable of many adaptations. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Henry James She turned towards him when he had done so, turned everything but her eyes, and opened and shut her fan while she waited for her fit of diffidence to pass away. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

M. P. Shiel Before then, however, we must hope that something favourable to you may happen; and in the meantime, let me implore you not to let your only too just resentment pass beyond the bounds of reason. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

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]

Anatole France One day they had taken the boat that she had seen pass so often under her windows. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Before gaining it, however, we had to pass the pretty villa rented by Mr. St. George, its stable and coach-house and dog-kennel beside it. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Charles Dickens In the race-week at Doncaster, it is no uncommon thing for visitors who have not bespoken apartments, to pass the night in their carriages at the inn doors. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Jules Verne It might truly be said that between his assailants and himself he had stretched a network of electricity which none could pass with impunity. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

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

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]

Abraham Merri If this man’s chains were — broken, easily then could he pass to Sharane’s cabin; easily now, I think, regain his sword. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Henry James One afternoon, that his companions might pass the time, he invited them to tea in Winchester Square, and he had the house set in order as much as possible for their visit. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Yet Nezahualpilli, the heir to the crown, was a remarkable person, and his reign contains many incidents, which I regret to be obliged to pass over in silence. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

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

Frederick Marryat It was so late when they arrived that Edward consented to pass the night there, and return home on the following morning. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

G. K. Chesterton We may now pass to the more important of the plays. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

It came to pass that when Wylo was not tracing his favourite seascape he was either flirting or engaged in the squally pastime of fighting an aggrieved husband or scandalised lover. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Walter Scott And yet I know that of Cristal would move my uncle to pass his sword through his body. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

If he refuses to be searched, stretch a point and let one of the men pass his hands over him when your back happens to be turned. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

M. R. James It is well away from every one else’s, and I pass through the great hall and two or three other rooms to get to it. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Edith Wharton He had bribed the custodian to let them pass out of the cloister into the lavender-scented cathedral garden drowsing on its warm terrace above the orange-orchards. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Anthony Trollope You yourself have, I think, ten years to run, and you will not be much longer left to pass them in solitude. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett Dick Povey was not the man to pass time in formalities, and he was soon urging departure. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Camp not near the ford, for the spirits of the lost pass up and down in the still hours of the night, and it is death for those who hear them. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Joseph Furphy Anyhow, the two station blokes rode out to pass the word; an’ the most o’ the crowd was there in half-an-hour. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Andrew Lang He then said farewell to his brothers, and rode on to find another inn in which to pass the night. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton I couldn’t pass that locked door without a shiver. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli His frequent introductions of the Duke of St. James were excruciating, and it required all the freezing of a finished manner to pass through this fiery ordeal. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Jack London I, Darrell Standing, the tenant of many fleshly tenements, shall write a few more lines of these memoirs and then pass on my way. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

H. G. Wells The organized Christian Churches pass out of history at last almost as quickly as the priesthood of Baal vanished after the Persian conquest. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Through the trees he saw her pass to where her easel was already arranged. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Charles Kingsley Let us pass it over; why try to earn a little credit by depicting the agony and the weakness of a sister? At last Thurnall got her downstairs. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Watkin Tench I therefore determined to pass without noticing him, as he seemed either from consciousness of his own security, or from some other cause, quite unintimidated at our appearance. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

A person of Mrs. Powell’s temperament and history may pass from what she was to what she is in the twinkling of an eye without the intervention of anything supernatural. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Every day these many people pass along the Boulevard, and will not fail to enter the shop. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

E. F. Benson And even as I looked, I felt something that I could not see push by me through the half-opened door and pass into the house. The House with the Brick-Kiln by E. F. Benson

Laurence Sterne She look’d back twice, and walk’d along it rather sideways, as if she would make room for any one coming up stairs to pass her. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Andrew Lang They had been living for some time in the forest in this way, when it came to pass that the King of that country had a great hunt through the woods. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis While Martin was agonizing as to whether to pass with a bow, Gottlieb stopped. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

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

Anthony Trollope The letter came before the twenty-four hours were expired, and Burton, on his return home on the Saturday, found himself called upon to read and pass judgment upon Harry’s confession. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

A. E. W. Mason An hour later they were allowed to pass out of the zareeba and make their way to the Nile. They walked slowly and with many halts, and during one of these Trench said:— “We can talk here. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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]

The Suisse suspended his work to survey the audacious vagabond who ventured to question him, and then in a harsh voice replied: “I advise you to pass on. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

With social animals, the young males have to pass through many a contest before they win a female, and the older males have to retain their females by renewed battles. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Can you raise them, or should we ring up King’s Lynn!” “No, no, I’ve got them,” exclaimed the inspector, quickly, and anxious that at all costs the matter should not pass out of his hands. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

The men were very good to us; they knew me, having seen me pass and watched me sketching in other years. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

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]

Edmund Burke But this generation will quickly pass away. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

By this time the crowd was so great that it was only with difficulty sufficient space could be cleared for my horses to pass through. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Wilkie Collins PERSONS of sensitive, nervous temperament, sleeping for the first time in a strange house, and in a bed that is new to them, must make up their minds to pass a wakeful night. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

H. Rider Haggard For of all that came to pass he saw but one thing, and that was the light of Whitefire as it flashed out high above him on the brow of the mountain when first Brighteyes smote at foe. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Jonathan Swif However, I hope to pass four or five months with MD, and whatever comes on it. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

George Gissing Mrs. Ormonde perceived at breakfast that Thyrza desired nothing more than to be left to pass her day in freedom. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Ivan Turgenev When at last that fearful darkness began to pass away — when I . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

His friends obtained for him that he should not be brought to the bar, and that all should pass in writing. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

I was fearful lest I should find the red-haired girl cowering against the wall, and that I should have to pass her. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

When their beloved is present it will gratify them most to pass a jest upon their passion, but to fall on any other subject will be counted an abuse. Symposiacs by Plutarch

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]

John Galsworthy Ought she to pass this on to Dinny? Without consulting Michael she did not like to, and he, tied tightly to the House just now, might not even be in to dinner. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

T. E. Lawrence We climbed the pass as day broke. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

But I let it pass and asked another question. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Wilkie Collins I heard Madame Fosco through the open window yawning, and saw her shadow pass once more across the white field of the blind. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

I once saw a wide column trying to pass along a crumbling, nearly perpendicular, slope. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Walter Scott There is a maxim for thee, Gilbert! — Heardest thou ever better? hang it up amidst thy axioms of wisdom, and see if it will not pass among them like fifteen to the dozen. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Milton could only dictate, and therefore everything entrusted to him must pass through an amanuensis, who might blab. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Sinclair Lewis Join the American Club. These were good fellowsperhaps there were three or four who would even pass the censorship of Fran. He would not be lonely here. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins The ordinary mass of us, thank God, pass through life without being exposed to other than ordinary temptations. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ford Madox Ford Do you understand, if you went absent off my pass I might — I quite possibly might — lose my commission? I’m responsible for you fellows getting up the line. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

H.G. Wells The wonderful creatures flying through the aether saw them not as they stood there, flew through them as one might pass through a whisp of mist. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Anthony Trollope It might probably come to pass that the services of Pompey would be needed for restraining Cæsar. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Virginia Woolf It was dimly lighted, but sufficiently for him to see a figure in a bright dressing-gown pass swiftly in front of him, the figure of a woman crossing from one room to another. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

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

James Joyce The strollers will pass it by. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Victor Hugo Then he raised himself by the inequalities in the wall, and though the window was narrow, he was able to pass through it. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Dickens As it was not easy to pass without treading on her, and as she was perfectly regardless of his near approach, he stopped, and touched her on the shoulder. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Thomas Hardy I don’t understand it; but between you and me I think Donald is at the bottom of the mystery, and that it is a relation of his who wants to pass an opinion on his choice. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The contents of the Taj Mahal, the Tombeau Napoleon and the Granitarium. Worms’-meat is usually outlasted by the structure that houses it, but “this too must pass away. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Ian Maclaren Next week, however, business, so he says at least, takes him down the street, but he remembers the danger, and makes a brave effort to pass a public-house. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

John Lewis Burckhard The poor Negroe pilgrims who pass through Taka in their way to Mekka, complain bitterly of this want of hospitality. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

This lie they dispose so cunningly that real flies, thinking the honey is being already plundered, pass them without molesting them. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Anthony Trollope Shall it not come to pass that, hereafter, she too shall have a lover among the cherubim? “What can I say to you?” replied Patience to the young man’s earnest entreaty. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

James Joyce I might have tried to work M’Coy for a pass to Mullingar. Same notice on the door. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

A month will pass quick in the cool of the forest. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Robert Louis Stevenson A little further I pass two children coming up. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Bubbles dragged her chair on till she was just opposite Sir Lyon Dilsford. He put up his hand: “Will you kindly pass me by, Laughing Water?” he said, in his full, pleasant voice. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

D. H. Lawrence What added torture, to pass along, everybody knowing. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson But this yarn, twist it as she might, would not pass muster. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

She thought she had felt a cold breath pass over her body. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

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

Since the patrol entrance was on the western side, it was necessary for them to pass half around the great building to reach it. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

I saw something of this, and on one occasion I tried to pass a remark on the subject. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

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]

Ford Madox Ford Desultory. It seemed to pass within six feet over the heads of Aranjuez and himself. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Margaret Oliphant What I am intent on is—I don’t know that there is anything I am intent on: except to pass the time and have my own way. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Obey me, and with ten thousand a year, mind you, I pass out of your life for ever, sweetheart. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Thomas Hardy At ten o’clock he came away, choosing a circuitous route homeward to pass the gates of the college whose head had just sent him the note. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Machen You would pass the rest of your life, as I pass mine, a haunted man, a man who has seen hell. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

H. G. Wells I reached Birmingham before darkness came, and just caught the last train for Monkshampton, where I had planned to pass the night. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Occasionally we met squads of soldiers, who stopped and surrounded me with looks of menace, handling my pass around and arguing violently as to whether or not I should be killed. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Thomas Hardy You don’t know the sleepless nights we’ve had in this house, and the almost bitter words that have passed between us since that Fifth of November. I hope never to pass seven such weeks again. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Henry James His work will remain; it is too original and exquisite to pass away; among the men of imagination he will always have his niche. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

I only wish for the liberty to be near you, to pass some hours of the day in your society; to obtain your compassion, your friendship and esteem. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

The alteration was not so marked as to court or permit frequent questioning, yet it was there, and it would not pass away: it hung over her like a cloud which no breeze could stir or disperse. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Wilkie Collins As they left Kirk Street for their walk, Mat managed that they should shape their course so as to pass Valentine’s house on their way to the fields. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

There the vagrant was left to pass the night. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

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]

Edith Wharton Her own stout person and its surrounding implements took up so much room that Lily, to pass her, had to gather up her skirts and brush against the wall. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Anthony Trollope But it came to pass that on one day a pirate vessel fell by accident into the hands of the governor’s officers. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]