Phrases with "passed"

Arthur Conan Doyle My father had met Jim on the highroad, dour as a thunder-cloud, and with an insult in his eye for every man that passed him. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Having passed the door, we found ourselves in a comparatively lofty room, or perhaps I had better say hall, the walls of which were covered almost entirely with anatomical specimens. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Owing to the examination of the aeroplane, and the experimental flight to test its working order, time had passed uncommon swiftly, and it was now fifteen minutes past one o’clock. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

On the 2nd we passed two rocky hills, named respectively Pondoothy and Poothraba, Pondoothy was an indented rock-crowned hill in the scrubs. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arthur Conan Doyle Then he came swiftly along the path, passed close to where we lay, and went on up the long slope behind us. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Anthony Trollope The tenderness of his heart was too much for his pride, and he broke down in his resolution to be stern and silent with her till all this should have passed by them. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope She was glad that it was not so, but at the same time she was confident that Lady Albury knew something of what had passed between herself and her suitor. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard Some ten minutes passed and the door opened again. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

James Joyce Their faces were powdered and they caught up their dresses, when they touched earth, like alarmed Atalantas. He had always passed without turning his head to look. Dubliners by James Joyce

It passed out of my mind then until a week later to the day, when there came another letter, very brief this time. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

After dinner, with the judge still with us, we adjourned to our own compartment and passed a pleasant evening before we finally made for our respective berths. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

The moment she came in, one of the travellers passed a somewhat free jest on her; the next the whole company were roaring at his expense, so swiftly had her practised tongue done his business. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

He was half inclined to turn the handle, but it did not look a door that could be opened noiselessly, and so he passed on. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Wilkie Collins He looked absently in the main cabin as he passed it. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Henry James He paused there as he had done before, then with a last dumb appeal to her dropped into the court and passed into the garden. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Slowly the sun passed below the leaden bar, and looked back once more in full heaven, and drowned the world in light. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson I piloted Belle past these — it is not very easy in such a road — and then passed them again myself, to pilot my mother. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells And the first shock of discovering that greater London which “isn’t in it” passed away by imperceptible degrees. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Rapid wheels approaching from the same direction overtook and passed the “Post” and stopped below. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Rudyard Kipling In the Canal his steamer passed the outward-bound troop-ship, carrying his son eastward to the family duty. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

She passed her hand before her eyes, as if to make sure she was not dreaming. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

All paused to follow us with black persistent eyes, as we passed by; only the men went on working unmoved. Two Stories by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

He let himself out of the Home Paddock, passed the Woolshed, and eventually found himself approaching the spot where Murbridge had made his camp. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Nellie Bly Doubtless ages had passed over the stone floor, but I could swear nothing else had, so I refused emphatically and unconditionally to un-boot myself. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Jules Verne She told all that had passed between Marfa and herself since their meeting at Omsk, where they had seen each other for the first time. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Wilkie Collins Of all the women whom I passed in the crowded streets, I doubt if one had a heavier heart in her bosom that morning than mine. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Bram Stoker As I passed over he moved back, and his exclamation of horror, “Gott in Himmel!” needed no enforcement from his agonized face. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

So the time passed till the hour drew nigh for the holding of the great archery match in Finsbury Fields. A gay sight were famous Finsbury Fields on that bright and sunny morning of lusty summertime. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Elizabeth Gaskell As the two old labourers passed him, they looked at each other ominously, and shook their heads. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

M. R. James Pierre and Bertrand, the two sturdy little serving-men, who rushed in, saw nothing, but felt themselves thrust aside by something that passed out between them, and found Dennistoun in a swoon. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

G. K. Chesterton MacIan, I say, will remember this tender and transparent evening, partly because of its virgin gold and silver, and partly because he passed beneath it through the most horrible instant of his life. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He picked it up, turned it on and, shading it with his hand, passed down the passage, taking care to push back the baize door noiselessly. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Edith Wharton Alone he passed through the gardens of the palace, and out into the desert darkness of the streets. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

There had been nothing to hinder Irene’s flight, albeit her sharpest gaoler, Mrs. Layburne, lay wakeful and restless as the girl’s light foot passed her chamber-door. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Charles Stur We passed two or three pools of water, one of which was of tolerable size, and near it there were the remains of a large encampment of natives. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

John Lewis Burckhard We passed a cold uncomfortable night, no one having room enough to sleep in. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

George Gissing They passed into the pleasant warmth of a blazing fire. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle He passed the empty brougham, and walked up the tile-paved passage with the yellow gas lamp shining at the far end of it. The Retirement of Signor Lambert by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jack London My wrist was released, but his other arm, passed around my back, held both my arms so that I could not move. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Algernon Blackwood I passed the closed doors of a building where people flocked to mumble that no good was in them, while a man proclaimed in a loud voice things he hardly could believe. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

She passed in quickly and breathlessly, and hurriedly closed it again from within. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

A few yards further, we passed Ford’s, the baker’s. Our Strike by Ellen Wood [1871]

Anthony Hope We passed into the room which had been the scene of last night’s bout. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

William Morris They passed in a moment of time, and then David and Ralph and the rest rode on after them. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

On the religious and ecclesiastical side he passed under the influence of Newman and Manning, and in 1851 was received into the Church of Rome. He was the author of many vols. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Charles Stur This day both of them disappeared, not very long after we passed the last tribe. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

The last change passed over his face. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

From all the nearest villages and towns through which I calculated you must have passed in order to leave home at all, not a scrap of information was to be gained. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Two days more passed without any change in the Count’s conduct or health, save that his brow was a little darker, and he was heard occasionally muttering to himself. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Willa Cather She passed so near that he could have touched her, and he did not put on his hat until her taxi had snorted away. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope There was a certain comfort in this, and poor Bob Morris’s death seemed likely to be passed over with an easy freedom from suspicion. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry Handel Richardson But before five minutes had passed her closed hand relaxed, and lay open and innocent on the coverlet; her breath came regularly—she was fast asleep. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith She had seen him when she had passed him and when it was too late to convey her recognition; and now she addressed him with an air of having bowed as she went by. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

M. R. James Mr. Bowman looked at me sharply for a moment, and then passed in a flash from solemn sympathy to impassioned declamation. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

The hour struck, passed, struck and passed again. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Miss Deveen passed on without notice of any kind; Helen really did not see her; Anna, always gentle and kind, slightly bowed. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was like a minor incident which had passed from his apprehension. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Arthur Conan Doyle Gibbs and his son, and even Minnie Fullarton, too, passed out of my life completely and forever. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle Two French bayonets had passed through his chest, and he had died in an instant, and without pain, if one could believe the smile upon his lips. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope The younger gentleman would have preferred that there should be no words, but Sir Anthony was curious to know something of what had passed in the house during the last few days. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Peyrol passed through to the front of the house, leaving the outer door open. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

In what sense are there three worlds?” Corpang passed his hand over his forehead. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

H. Rider Haggard And so passed away a character that I consider went as near perfection as any it has ever been my lot to encounter. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Hope Rudolf had not passed out of the porch, and we supposed that he had betaken himself to the gardens, there to fight his battle. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Percy Bysshe Shelley Whilst these ideas, although confused and unconnected, passed in Verezzi’s brain, Matilda again entered the apartment. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Edith Wharton Ah, here I know, my dear boy, I touch a responsive chord! Your love of the arts has not passed unperceived; and I mean, I desire, to do all I can to encourage it. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Rudyard Kipling Presently Mr. Pyecroft — I heard spurs clinkpassed me. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Henry James Something of that sort had really passed between them on Sunday; only the business that had come up since had superseded it. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

G. K. Chesterton The Colonel, who greeted the innkeeper as an old friend, passed rapidly into the inn-parlour, and sat down ordering some ritual refreshment. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope Mr Ratler rather depised peers who had been members of the House of Commons, and who passed by inheritance from a scene of unparalleled use and influence to one of idle and luxurious dignity. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle He rose, passed Barker’s chair, and, walking over to the door, he locked it and placed the key in his pocket. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Jules Verne There thousands of birds fluttered and flew of all kinds, deafening us with their cries; others crowded the rock, looking at us as we passed by without fear, and pressing familiarly close by our feet. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

That night Romeo passed with his dear wife, gaining secret admission to her chamber, from the orchard in which he had heard her confession of love the night before. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

As I passed along the crowded pavements I thought of the bad luck which had attended me all my life. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Thomas Hardy He passed over to the shaded part of the street: heads were turned. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Wilkie Collins I knew it was unworthy of me — and yet, I deliberately waited to hear what passed between them. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Theodore Dreiser Dickensheets passed his hand over a wide, high temple. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

We were on his trail, whooping and halloaing like mad; he kept quiet, and we passed on and never saw him. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

Isabella Bird It was so unspeakably dark that my horse and I fell off the road into deep water, and we passed the caravanserai without knowing that we were near it. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H. G. Wells It was as if he stepped through such boundaries as Alice passed to reach her Wonderland; the other world became a dream again; as if he closed the pages of a vivid book and turned to things about him. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

If you wish to see Lilian alone, she is by the Old Monk’s Well; I saw her seated there as I passed that way to the house. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Her name! But it may be that in the hurry and flurry of the moment, these terms of endearment simply passed through my mind and found no expression on paper. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle One burly miner cut fiercely at me with his scythe, but missing me he swung half round with the force of the blow, and I passed my sword through his body before he could recover himself. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope What is it?” “All that has passed between you and me for the last month or two must be forgotten. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Charles Dickens They passed the day in the country, and the Doctor was quite restored. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Charles Dickens As the hot sunlight sparkled on him he might have passed for the identical little man who had the little gun, and whose bullets they were made of lead, lead, lead. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Elizabeth Von Arnim What had happened, why she was here, why she was his Rose again, passed his comprehension; and meanwhile, and until such time as he understood, he still could kiss. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Wilkie Collins Some hours had passed since the last words of the burial service had been read. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Caroline Lamb As she retired slowly and sadly to her room in dreadful suspense, O’Kelly, Glenarvon’s servant, passed her on the stairs. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope So he passed on, running the gauntlet through them as best he might, and shaking them off from him, as they attempted to cling round his steps. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri There was much confusion, and I passed through unnoticed. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Leslie Stephen The winter of 1713-14 passed by Swift in England was full of anxiety and vexation. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Guy de Maupassant When I loosed my hold, other articles passed over my body, just as a charge of cavalry does over the body of a dismounted soldier. Who Knows? (Qui sait ?) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Abraham Merri As I passed the table I picked up the locket, started to put it round my neck. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Tobias Smolle At length, as we passed through a dark narrow lane, we perceived a public-house, which we entered, and found a man sitting by the fire, smoking a pipe, with a pint of purl before him. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Thomas Paine One would think that you were just awakened from a four years’ dream, and knew nothing of what had passed in the interval. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Edith Wharton Such letters, passed from hand to hand among the bereaved families, were not only a comfort to the survivors but an incentive to fresh sacrifices. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

He was already down the stairs and at the street door, to find that the Stranger had just passed through it, to be greeted by a chorus of exclamations from those who saw Him come. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

H. G. Wells Then the effect passed as it had come. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

A Goat passed by shortly afterwards, and asked the Fox what he was doing down there. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Up ryseth Damyan the nexte morwe, Al passed was his siknes and his sorwe. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Wilkie Collins An appearance as of a slow collapse passed little by little over his rugged wrinkled face. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Mrs. Gaskell Just at this moment he passed us on the stairs, making such a graceful bow! in reply to which I dropped a curtsey — all foreigners have such polite manners, one catches something of it. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

M. P. Shiel Once I passed through a city (Adrianople) doubly devastated, once by the hellish arson of my own hand, and once by the earthquake: and I made haste to leave that place behind me. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

George Gissing Of what had passed in the recent interview with Beatrice French, Nancy said nothing to her faithful companion. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

I bounded forward, passed her on the stairs, was in Lilian’s room before her. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Bram Stoker Peace, hard work, and prosperity marked their life thence-forward, till fourteen years had passed since the beginning of their joint venture. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Porthos passed into an adjoining room, where he found his young friend in the disposition of mind we are already aware of. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Meredith At dawn she stood at her window looking across the valley of Meran, and felt the whole scene in a song of her heart, with the faintest recollection of her having passed through a tempest overnight. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Gertrude Stein The last few years had been lonesome ones and had been passed in an agony of adolescence. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

The first night we passed among the mountains recalled us painfully from the enjoyment of nature to all the petty miseries of personal discomfort. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

George Gissing By an avenue of elms she passed into a large and beautiful garden, and so came to the imposing front door. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells One day I heard one repeating in all urgent whisper as I passed “But you don’t quite see, Mr. Ponderevo, the full advantages, the FULL advantages —” I met his eye and he was embarrassed. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

John Lewis Burckhard OUR small caravan assembled in the afternoon near the outer gate of the town, and at five o’clock P.M. we passed through the same gate by which I entered, on my arrival, three months ago. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

T. E. Lawrence There passed the Fourth Army, our stumbling-block for two years. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne Thus the time passed in never-ending conversations all about the moon. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing But when a week had passed she no longer wrote in the pages of the book; on the last which her pen touched there were marks of tears . Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Radclyffe Hall They passed from cage to cage; into some he would only let them peep lest the does with young should get irritable; from others he withdrew the inmates, displaying them on his hand. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

On the preceding day troops had again passed through the place. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Having passed my word, of course I’m not at liberty to say anything more about it, much as I should like to . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Henry Fielding It would be tedious here to amuse the reader with all that passed on the present occasion; the rage and confusion of the wife, or the perplexity in which my lord was involved. Amelia by Henry Fielding

He was quite jaunty at breakfast, talking to her and Nancy about Pontipette; and things passed pleasantly. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

H. G. Wells But the necessities that had subjugated women to that sort of pairing had passed away. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Robert Louis Stevenson Though, upon its face, that country appeared to be a desert, yet there were huts and houses of the people, of which we must have passed more than twenty, hidden in quiet places of the hills. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy We may wonder what were the exact images that passed through his mind during those minutes of gazing upon Lucy Savile’s house, the sparrow, the man and the dog, and Lucy Savile’s house again. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Henry Lawson On the way to the cemetery we passed three shearers sitting on the shady side of a fence. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Anatole France It was so clear! In the painful monotony of her thought, she listened to the rolling of wagons which at long intervals passed on the quay. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

H. Rider Haggard So we passed over another ten miles, and then came a long, weary rise of some six or seven miles, and three times did my poor black mare nearly come to the ground with me. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

E. Nesbi One day when Peter had made a booby trap over the bath-room door, and it had acted beautifully as Ruth passed through, that red-haired parlour-maid caught him and boxed his ears. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Charles Dickens The word was passed to assemble here. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

Jules Verne That evening she passed two degrees twenty minutes east longitude, and during the night left another degree behind her. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

George Meredith Twisting her joined hands: weeping for her cousin, as she thought, Rose passed hours of torment over Juliana’s legacy to her. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As he passed the dining room he noticed that the table was laid for two. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

The day, however, passed away; and the evening came on slowly, but finally it came. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

So in the first cold light of the dawn we passed by the gunboat lying black and still without a sound in her at the mouth of the glassy cove. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

The course of my travels soon drew me so far from Safed, that I never heard how the dreadful day passed off which had been fixed for the accomplishment of the second prophecy. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

The short winter day, full of the bustle of housework, passed with elusive swiftness. In the World by Maksim Gorky

H. G. Wells Messages passed between us and I promised to go and see him — when I could manage it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

John Galsworthy One of them, behind him, said: “See! There’s Aubrey Greene himself! And that’s the picture they’re talking of —‘Afternoon of a Dryad.’” They passed him and moved on. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

D.H. Lawrence As it passed through Portsmouth, Siegmund remembered his coming down, on the Sunday. It seemed an indefinite age ago. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton She bent over her work-frame, and as he passed he laid his hand on her hair. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Their eyes met on the exact level of equal height, and the steady keen glance that passed between was like the meeting of two formidable powers. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

E. F. Benson She was so much absorbed by this that she did not see Georgie at all, though she passed quite close to him, and soon after shed a registered envelope. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Florence Dixie We passed several herds of guanaco, and also a herd of about eighty or a hundred ostriches. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Anthony Trollope If you can understand anything, you ought to know that I have never loved anyone else — that after what has passed between us, I never shall love anyone else. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard Having reached its top, we continued over a high plain, passed Wady Osayt, and slept that night in Wady Gharendel. June 20th. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Hardy On coming nearer Anne discovered this person to be Trumpet-major Loveday; and not wishing to meet anybody just now Anne passed quickly on, and entered the house by the garden door. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Charles Kingsley A full hour passed before they saw anything more of their Indian neighbors; and then from under the bushes shot out a canoe, on which all eyes were fixed in expectation. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Then Edmund and Laura passed the school and entered on less familiar ground. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Charles Kingsley I’ll see what happens, if I die for it!” And so saying, she squeezed herself up through a cleft to a higher ledge, from whence she could see what passed in the valley. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells An invisible foot trod on his back, a ghostly patter passed downstairs, he heard the two police officers in the hall shout and run, and the front door of the house slammed violently. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Caroline Lamb In the course of the three years, passed with him in England and in Italy, I became mother of a child, and Clare, my little son, was dear to his father. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Elizabeth Gaskell I followed the young lady who had been sent to call me, down the wide shallow stairs, into the great hall, through which I had first passed on my way to my Lady Ludlow’s room. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

One entire hour passed away, and no jailer appeared. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Arthur Conan Doyle On another occasion, as Drebber passed under a cliff a great boulder crashed down on him, and he only escaped a terrible death by throwing himself upon his face. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

We passed them: and came to the girls and women. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

It came involuntarily, for in a moment it died, and he passed on. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Wilkie Collins Time passed quickly in pleasant talk, and my vanity was flattered — and that was all. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle He passed us, looking vacantly in front of him, and we heard the steps dying away along the path. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle As he passed us he roared out in English, “The Guard is coming! The Guard is coming!” and so vanished away to the rear like a leaf blown before a storm. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Well! You recollect when I passed under your window, I already had my suspicions. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Soon this absurd rumour had passed beyond the stage of doubt. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Henry James I had always admired these elegant exhibitions and never passed them without a lingering look. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins Observing this, he passed quickly along the passage, and knocked at an old-fashioned oak door at the end of it. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Anthony Trollope They had both passed their childish years there, but could have but little thought that they were destined then to love and grow old together. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis At a quarter past seven he passed through the main street of Rosebank and turned into a lane that was but little changed since the time when it had been a country road. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Bram Stoker On the 20th of April, 1854, the Bella passed from the port of Rio into the ocean. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson An hour before midnight on the fifth of February, he passed away: aged eighty-four. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope It was not till the words had passed her mouth and the question had been asked that she felt the indiscretion. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope The ensuing week passed slowly away. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

William Makepeace Thackeray Then there are the “Greenwich Hospital” designs, which must not be passed over. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Sir Richard Burton When the Divan was dismissed, Nur al-Din returned to his house and related what had passed to his father-in-law, who rejoiced. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Elizabeth Gaskell Time passed away, and as usual unveiled the hidden things. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

He was just receiving the price with an uneasy air, after long chaffering, when the stranger lady passed and recognized him. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

Oscar Wilde Suddenly Lady Erskine, in deep mourning, passed across the vestibule. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

As Fabrizio passed by the open door, he heard Marietta whisper to him: “Take care of yourself; he will kill you. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Nathaniel Hawthorne Her pace became so slow that Hollingsworth and Zenobia passed by, and I, without hastening my footsteps, overtook her. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Samuel Johnson When we landed, we were met by Sir Allan and the Ladies, accompanied by Miss Macquarry, who had passed some time with them, and now returned to Ulva with her father. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

E. F. Benson Her car was always at the disposal of her guests, fires blazed in their bedrooms, she told them what passed at the meetings of the Town Council, she consulted their tastes at table. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

We went for a walk, and as we passed up Waterloo Place I happened to show you a picture. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

She passed quickly and noiselessly into the other room, and returned with the heavy leather valise, which she handed to the American with an air of patient contempt. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Thence we passed through the dry Báb (“sea gap”), cut by a torrent in the regular line of the coralline cliff, the opening of the Wady Melláh, off which lay our Sambúk. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

William Makepeace Thackeray Her life was passed in a crack-brained sort of alternation between love and hatred for me. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

William Hope Hodgson Then, in a moment, the whole thing grew dim and unreal, and so passed out of sight. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins But as things are I cannot surely be wrong, after all that has passed between us, in forgetting that you are a friend of only three months’ standing. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Miles Franklin Grace Darling, Charlotte Brontë, Joan of Arc and Mrs. Fry passed in review, evidently by dull old professors. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

E. F. Benson Then the driver (too late) reversed his engine and passed over him again, and finally lost his head, whistled loudly and stopped. Mr. Tilly’s Seance by E. F. Benson

There would have been hours as long, when existence passed like a shade among shadows, in the multitudinous tappings of rain that dripped from leaf to leaf in the wood, and slipped so to the ground. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

We passed through the village, and I sat me down on the stocks, and even the barber’s apprentice whets his razor on a block, so did I flesh my psaltery on this village, fearing great cities. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith They passed into the dark windy street smelling of the sea. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

However, the evening passed off all right. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

He passed over to the side of the newcomer with arms and baggage, and placed himself entirely at his disposal. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Wilkie Collins If years have passed without a meeting between us, it has not been altogether my fault — ” He stopped. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

He passed into his cabinet, to receive the king’s message. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry James He answered that the minutes we had just passed were what had made the difference; it had sprung from the strong effect produced on him after she came in with me. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

The second hour passed like the first. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Some one with heavy footsteps was slowly descending the sacred stairs, some one who must already have passed through a trebly locked door. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Theodore Dreiser Again there were so many little trying things to adjust, for a change of this nature is too radical to be passed over lightly. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Arnold Bennett The name of Cyril Povey passed from lip to lip. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing Her vitality was at a low ebb; the movement of indignation against the cruelty which was wrecking her life had passed and left behind it a weary indifference. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]