Phrases with "passed"

George Meredith He passed her through the sermon’s dull defile. The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady by George Meredith

Andrew Lang From all sides the horses rushed pressing round, and each one that passed him fell on its knees to do him honour. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Good leap, eh?” A moment later we passed the mouth of a muddy creek. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

From a most unhappy state she passed in a flash almost to happiness. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Then with an obeisance to my companion she passed down a side path and disappeared among the trees. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

We passed through the first, which is short, and in another moment plunged into the second. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Henry James Farewell.” As Newman passed on with his host, he asked who the duchess was. The American by Henry James [1877]

George Gissing Where had she passed the night? How durst she absent herself from home, and keep him in these tortures of expectation? At a few minutes past one she came. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry James His life has finally come to be passed in comparative solitude. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Frances Hodgson Burnett After her first entire acceptance of the hideous thing which had happened to her, she had passed through nerve breaking phases of terror-stricken imaginings. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James Under her guidance we passed through a dozen apartments, duly stocked with old pictures, old tapestry, old carvings, old armour, with a hundred ornaments and treasures. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her only fear was that he would emerge from the fierce illness under which he was laboring, so weakened and shaken, that the desire of his life should have passed from him. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Three years have passed since the wreck of the schooner Lone Star, and to-day is the third anniversary of our return to the settlement. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Charles Dickens That winter, Edward passed in hunting down and executing Bruce’s relations and adherents, sparing neither youth nor age, and showing no touch of pity or sign of mercy. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Thomas Hobbes For if he that doeth it hath not passed away his original right to do what he please by some antecedent covenant, there is no breach of covenant, and therefore no injury done him. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Ivan Turgenev I passed by you rather coldly, and it is just for that reason I make up my mind to have recourse to you now. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

A. E. W. Mason The lieutenant maintained his position after the boat had passed into the darkness and until the throb of its paddles could no longer be heard. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

George Meredith He saw Willoughby in the room she had quitted, but considerately passed without speaking, and without reflecting why he was considerate. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Gaston Leroux And, when he found that the key was no longer in the box, he nevertheless ran to the Rue Scribe. Outside, in the street, he passed his trembling hands over the huge stones, felt for outlets . The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Richard Hakluy Hauing passed the Riuer, in a day and an halfe, they came to a towne called Capachiqui. Vpon Friday the 11. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Wilkie Collins Hand in hand the two citizens of the Government of God — outcasts of the government of Man — passed slowly down the length of the room. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Jules Verne All at once, in the very heat of his argument, Procope paused; he passed his hand across his eyes, as if to dispel a mist, and stood, with a fixed gaze centered on a point towards the south. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Andrew Lang Months passed away, when, one morning, as he was walking through the halls, he noticed a purse hanging on the wall, which had never been there before. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jack London It was not a law at the time I killed Professor Haskell. It was not passed until after I received my life-sentence. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He would have passed on, but Hood stood in the way. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

All sorrow — all care passed away, and left her mind as clear and bright as the unclouded heavens that bent over her. Lodore by Mary Shelley

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

Robert Green Ingersoll In England statutes were passed from Henry VI to James I, defining the crime and punishment, and the last act passed in the British Parliament was when Lord Bacon was a member of the house. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Andrew Lang And Kilweh caught it, and flung it back, and it passed through his eyeball, and came out on the other side of his head. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

His last few months were passed in helpless weakness, and he only occasionally recognised those around him. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

From up the courtyard Lingard’s boatmen came down and passed them, keeping step in a single file, their paddles on shoulder, and holding their heads straight with their eyes fixed on the river. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

That period had not yet passed away, though it was already passing, when gentlemen did not willingly leave the dinner-table in a state of absolute sobriety. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Algernon Blackwood It came at the briefest possible interval after the beginningthis certainty that, to and fro about him, as yet however indeterminate, passed Magnitudes that were stupendous as the desert. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Charles Dickens It was high noontide, when two dusty men passed through his streets and under his swinging lamps: of whom, one was Monsieur Defarge: the other a mender of roads in a blue cap. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was no warning of approach now as the creature passed over the grass. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the meantime the barque passed safely through the bay and ran south as far as the latitude of Cape Blanco upon the African coast. A True Story of the Tragedy of “Flowery Land” by Arthur Conan Doyle

W. W. Jacobs He passed him, and looking back, regarded him unobserved. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

He passed over to the usurper, not as an ignorant and credulous man, but as a depraved and dangerous good-for-nothing. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

He passed under the arch without looking round. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

If Aunt Cathie was the stepping-stone which groaned beneath my feet, what of that? What did I care? I passed over it, I trampled on it without a thought. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

M. P. Shiel But the telephone rattled and Frankl heard these words at the receiver: “Wire to hand from Wertheimer: Austrian Abgeordneten-haus passed a Resolution at noon virtually expelling Jewish Race.. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

They had hung some big curtains at the windows; but as it was very warm the door was left open and the whole street passed in front of the little table. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Hope Rudolf, released, passed on to where the old woman stood. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Mark Twain I passed along, and the parlor door was open; but I see there warn’t nobody in there but the remainders of Peter; so I shoved on by; but the front door was locked, and the key wasn’t there. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Charles Stur On the 5th we passed a tribe of natives, in number about thirty-four. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Edith Wharton Clients who had passed his door in the hungry days sought it out now that it bore the name of a successful man. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

George Gissing They have all passed away, but not without leaving their effect upon you; no, not a word you speak, not a thought you think, is without some effect on your own nature. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Julian Hawthorne It hung there motionless, and plainly many a year had passed since it had revolved upon its ponderous axle. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Mark Twain We looked every where, as we passed along, but never saw grain or crystal of Lot’s wife. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Tobias Smolle His affairs being thus circumstanced, it is not to be supposed that he passed his time in tranquillity. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

He passed above it, and from my point of view was sharply outlined against the blue. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Henry James I opened the window and we passed out on the balcony. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson They were a pair of rattling blades; and, leaving their baggage at the station, passed the day in beer saloons, and with congenial spirits, until midnight struck. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing And it seems to me that you are strangely forgetful of something that passed between us yesterday. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Wilkie Collins Her hand, still testing on the arm of Rufus, felt him start as the allusion to the girl passed her lips. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

We passed out of the river; we flew in clear channels amongst the shallows. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

He passed on a few steps to the imaginary end of his beat, and when he flung round to come back both his hands were thrust deep into his pockets. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Gustave Flauber Then the decree of the Ancients passed everywhere from lip to lip, and the priests of Moloch began their task. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

G. K. Chesterton But it was there only for an instant; for as it passed from his fingers to Arthur’s, one or another slipped his hold. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

George Gissing It would be so very different if any word had even passed between us which her memory could store up as encouragement. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Ivan Turgenev Every other happiness passed her by. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

H. Rider Haggard Suddenly the attacking lines began to grow thinner, and then with a slow, long heave the Greys passed over them, just as a great wave heaves up its bulk and passes over a sunken ridge. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

The ants were as rampant as ever, and I passed another night in walking up and down the glen. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Edith Wharton But Faxon’s gaze remained fastened to the hand he had uncovered: it was so long, so colourless, so wasted, so much older than the brow he passed it over. The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton [1916]

All the day, all the next night passed away without my seeing him again. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Leaving the white, sandy foreshore of the bay, we passed by a well made track through the forest in a due northerly direction. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

We passed through a rather beautiful village. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

M. P. Shiel Before the intenser blue of its momentary shine had passed away, I saw Wilson stagger forward, and drop. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

More than an hour had passed after the sounding of the reveille, when two countrywomen, who were carrying their butter and eggs to market, presented themselves at the gate of the fortress. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence With Miss Frost its spirit passed away: it was no more. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London About his neck was put a moss-stuffed collar, which was connected by two pulling-traces to a strap that passed around his chest and over his back. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

I may give another instance, which, from having passed under my own eyes, has much struck me. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

And so he passed Ind and the isles beyond Ind, where be more than 5000 isles. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Baldwin Spencer One of them crossed the Finke and went on northwards to the Macdonnell Ranges, which were traversed a little to the east of Alice Springs, and then passed on northwards. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

A week had passed by, and the general inspection would commence two days later. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

John Lewis Burckhard We passed yesterday, as well as today, several other bays frequented by country ships. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

He passed the sheepfold, and the sheep scurried, with a drumming flutter, at his late footsteps, warming his heart by the homely sound. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Gaston Leroux He passed through this, and the stone closed behind him. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

I seed ’em saddling his little nag as I passed at back o’ t’ rectory. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Wilkie Collins Months passed on monotonously, year succeeded to year; and I bided my time as patiently, and kept my secret as cautiously as at the first. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Quite ten minutes must have passed and my feelings turned partly to relief and partly to disgust. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Christmas Day passed very quietly. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

I am like Alexander, and lament when a day has passed without a victory. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Henry Lawson But I well remember the hush that fell on that, and several other occasions, when the steamer had passed the point. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

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

George Meredith I passed from man to man, hearing hints and hesitations, alarming half-remarks, presumed to be addressed to one who could supply the remainder, and deduce consequences. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The inspector, oblivious of the whole world watching, passed his lips across the petals of the rose, and then, wrapping it carefully in his handkerchief, placed it in his breast pocket. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

At the foot of the steps, he had a conference of half a minute with a Jesuit, who, in order to speak to him more secretly, passed his head under the dais. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The world, and all within its sphere, might have passed away at that moment, and she been unconscious of any change. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Maskull felt his bones bending and breaking, excruciating pains passed through all the nerves of his body, and he experienced a sense of impending death. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

As I passed out, I observed that many of the women were vaporizing and many of the men smoking. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

George Gissing It wanted some ten minutes of the hour when she entered a side-doorway, and, by an inner door, passed into one of a series of compartments constructed before the pawnbroker’s counter. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope But when he came to the door, instead of knocking, he passed by it. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins That night I passed sleeplessly, revolving in my mind every possible course that I could take at the interview of the morrow. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Day after day passed and the abbe’s sinister apprehensions were not realized; he, too, began to regain confidence. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The look which passed like lightning across her face as she encountered his gaze fixed for the first time steadily upon her own, no one in that assemblage ever forgot. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

M. P. Shiel I picked myself up, passed through the gate, and walked up a row of trees to a house at their end. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Just as the birds passed overhead she found the triggers and pulled both of them simultaneously. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Jules Verne The enormous mass as it passed grazed his chest, taking away his breath as though it had been a cannon-ball, then crushing to powder the flints on the road, it bounded into the abyss below. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Trollope But these were a part of the necessity of the situation, and therefore she wisely took them as matters to be passed over with indifference. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Two policemen whom he knew came by and advised him to get up, but he argued the question from a standpoint of personal taste, and they passed on, laughing. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

The governess began to think that the ordeal of an agreeable young man’s presence at Fellside had been passed in safety, and that her pupil was unscathed. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

They proceeded then towards this house; you ought to see what a rabble, and what faces: just fancy their having passed my shop, with faces that . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Andrew Lang Reviewing, of course, there must needs be; but great minds should only criticise the great who have passed beyond the reach of eulogy or fault-finding. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Eleanor had not passed a pleasant morning. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins While it lay open on her lap, she recalled what had passed that morning, between Mrs. Ellmother and herself. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Then Fouquet pushed a bolt which displaced a panel that walled up the entrance, and prevented everything that passed in this apartment from being either seen or heard. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Elio Then they bowed, and Mr. Tryan passed out. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Henry Handel Richardson Day passed and night passed, but she was always in the same place; and her head was bowed so low that her white fingers were lost in the waves of her hair. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

A letter now and then passed between them and Mrs. Todhetley, but no other acquaintanceship had been kept up. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Rudyard Kipling We passed the cart as though we had been all Bruges belfry. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Alfred Ainger With me the “former things are passed away,” and I have something more to do than to feel. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope It was proposed to them that they all as a body should go into mourning on his behalf; indeed, the Senate passed a vote to this effect, but were prevented by the two Consuls from carrying it out. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

M. Emanuel might have passed within reach of my arm: had he passed silent and unnoticing, silent and stirless should I have suffered him to go by. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Henry James I came this way to look at the gardens, and if you hadn’t spoken to me should have passed on. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Charles Stur On the 15th a strong and bitterly cold wind blew from the westward as we passed through a country differing in no material respect from that of the day before. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

The dark day passed slowly as we sat beside the fire, hand in hand, her head against my breast, speaking of sorrow and mystery and death. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Joseph Furphy At last we thought we must have passed him on the way. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Mr. Brandon had stretched his head out as we passed the hotel, but could not see the Squire. “It’s his affair, you know, Johnny. Not mine. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

Guy de Maupassan Then Paul fell ill, and Jeanne passed twelve days in an agony of fear, unable to sleep and scarcely touching food. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Victor Hugo The Clerk passed to the sixth. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Sarah Orne Jewett As we passed I waved my hand and tried to call to him, and he looked up and answered my farewells by a solemn nod. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Days and weeks passed away without any, even a momentary doubt upon my part, as to the course to be pursued by me. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

G. K. Chesterton If the last words of the President meant anything, they meant that he had not after all passed unsuspected. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

E. Phillips Oppenheim They passed along the corridor and came once more to the hall. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Elizabeth Gaskell The evening, without employment, passed in a room high up in an hotel, was long and heavy. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Jules Verne Had a tribe of wandering blacks passed that way lately? No, for Glenarvan saw a token which furnished incontestable proof that the convicts had frequented that part of the coast. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. Rider Haggard Infadoos gave some password that I could not catch, which was met with a salute, and we passed on through the central street of the great grass city. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Patience, mon ami!’ We needed patience, for days passed and the restaurant did not even progress towards opening. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

H. G. Wells Wherever the snow-spangled light struck down, beams and girders, and incessant bands running with a halting, indomitable resolution passed upward and downward into the black. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Here the evening passed away very delightfully, and Paul went home without a “brad” in his pocket. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Robert Louis Stevenson He sprang upon that money, and we passed him by, and ran forth into the open. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Zona Gale He loosened the cloth at the withered throat, passed his hand over the still forehead, and looked desperately about him. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Conceive, then, that three weeks have passed away, that the poor Weishaupts have been laid in that narrow sanctuary which no murderer’s voice will ever violate. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Finally —” Milady stopped, and a bitter smile passed over her lips. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Prester John, if it was he indeed, passed on down the country roads till he came near the Rectory, having timed himself so well that he met Mr. Batesby emerging. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Thomas Wolfe They passed the Funkturma. Almost before he knew it they were rushing through the outskirts of the city towards the open country. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As he stepped out the door of the Yale Club into Madison Avenue the postman passed him, and he followed back inside. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Guy de Maupassant Sometimes when a train of boats, just started, passed at full speed, the friends who stayed ashore gave shouts, and all the people suddenly seized with madness set to work yelling. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George Meredith An exile to the Island ere nightfall He passed from sight, from the hushed mouths of all. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Jane Austen What had really passed between them was to this effect. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

John Galsworthy What do you think?” “Bound to come,” murmured Soames. Nicholas passed his hand over his thin, clean-shaven cheeks, very rosy after his summer cure; a slight pout had gathered on his lips. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

James Joyce I passed out on to the road and saw by the lighted dial of a clock that it was ten minutes to ten. Dubliners by James Joyce

A couple or so of minutes had passed when she heard Richard come out of Dora’s room and walk away in the other direction. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Mark Twain If I remember rightly, we passed high above wagon roads or through tunnels under them, but never crossed them on their own level. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Edith Wharton He passed his hand over his eyes as though to see if it would brush away her image, or if there were still women like her in the world, all made of light and reason. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

George Gissing By the by have you a black-and-tan to dispose of?” He passed into a vein so chatty and so amiable that Gammon began to repent of distrusting him. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Andrew Lang As soon as the farmer had offered them this, Thorgunna passed out of the room into the kitchen, and then went outside, nor did she show herself again. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald The next hour passed in an uproar. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

H. G. Wells Bolaris, with his cars and escort, passed straight on through the gates of the little villa beyond and descended at the entrance. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

As he passed through the gate a fair, stupid-looking man entered. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

H. G. Wells When he had been a boy she had thought his very soul pellucid; it had clouded opaquely against her scrutiny as he passed into adolescence. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson Brothers in white, brothers in brown, passed silently along the sanded alleys; and when I first came out, three hooded monks were kneeling on the terrace at their prayers. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy Edward passed the night he scarcely knew how, tossing feverishly from side to side, the blood throbbing in his temples, and singing in his ears. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

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]

On a level with the houses passed vibrating waves of life, waves of all the life pent up there. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

However, as their briefest discussions generally ended in a clash, Boots ignored the glance and passed out to the dining-room gallery. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

George Gissing Rodman came down very occasionally for a few hours in the daytime, but never passed a night with her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

John Galsworthy He passed on into the dining-room. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

William Henry Bragg The rays FIG. 42 passed in succession through two slits cut in lead plates and fell upon a photographic plate, the whole of this apparatus being enclosed within the chamber. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

This axis is pierced orthogonally with two holes, through one of which is passed the steel needle, while through the other is fixed square across the needle another stylus of silver or brass. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Sir Richard Burton Presently he arose and walked along the way to the town, which now he knew well, until he entered the streets and passed on to his own home. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

On it was printed, “George Davis, Scotland Yard.” As I was looking at the piece of pasteboard she passed behind me. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Andrew Lang The little hare took it and cried, ‘Now it is my turn to pierce them,’ and as he spoke he passed the rod back through the reeds and gave Big Lion’s tail a sharp poke. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell Every one of us passed a portion of the day with Lady Ludlow; and now and then we rode out with her in her coach and four. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

M. P. Shiel With a quick movement I passed my hand upward and downward. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Thomas Hardy He passed the doorway, and found her lying in a little bed in a room a dozen feet square. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins The scene must follow my erratic movements — the scene must close on London for a while, and open in Edinburgh. Two days had passed since Major Fitz–David’s dinner-party. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Marjorie Bowen Plainly dressed, he passed almost unnoticed across an inner courtyard to a dark angle of a wall where a secret door anew admitted him. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Anthony Trollope We English gentlemen hate the name of a lie, but how often do we find public men who believe each other’s words? The next week passed over at Barchester with much apparent tranquillity. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott He passed his broad sinewy hand across his brow, as if to obliterate these signs of emotion, and advanced towards Annot, holding in his hand a very small box made of oakwood, curiously inlaid. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Andrew Lang Just as she had finished sewing it, Burchard the Wolf passed by. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens As it passed away upon its work of wrath and ruin, a piercing scream was heard. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

A. E. W. Mason I passed the church this afternoon. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Henry James He passed beneath the rugged arch of the castle wall, and looked about him in the early dusk for an old woman in black. The American by Henry James [1877]

H. Rider Haggard At this moment it was that a hand, withered and lean with age, passed beneath her eyes, and, swiftly as the snatch of an eagle’s talon, seized the bag and rent it from her grasp. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim Are those cigarettes on the table there?” David passed her a box, and she lit one with a little murmur of satisfaction. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

D. H. Lawrence She rose and went to the doorway to wave good-bye to him as he passed through the gate. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Whilst she was in this position some gentle—men passed her, followed by a porter. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

D. H. Lawrence A shiver, a sickness of new birth passed over her, the flame leaped up him, under his skin. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

No sorrow that could come to her in the future, no disgrace, no humiliation, could equal in bitterness that fiery ordeal through which she had passed during the last few days. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The minute the cats felt the water they attacked the man, and there passed in the sack things which unluckily could never be seen. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle When the whole elopement had passed into history, he would suddenly discover them and announce that the guilty couple had relented and sent back the plunder or had dropped it on the way. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Oscar Wilde And He passed out of the city. Poems in Prose by Oscar Wilde [1894]

Anthony Trollope No word of scolding ever passed her mouth; and in all that she did she was gentle and observant. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Secundra had eaten of some drug and lay insensible; so you may say I passed these hours in an unbroken solitude. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

At times there passed before me clouds which pressed my brow, which veiled my eyes; this was delirium. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. F. Benson And that tingling warmth felt its way gradually through his head, passed down his neck, and slowly flooded body and limbs to toe and finger tip. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle Here passed the round-faced burgher, swollen with prosperity, his sweeping dark-clothed gaberdine, flat velvet cap, broad leather belt and dangling pouch all speaking of comfort and of wealth. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Ford Madox Ford They were sniggering, though they stopped that, of course when Tietjens passed . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

John Lewis Burckhard In the time of Ramadhan, (the last days of which month, in 1814, I passed at Mekka,) the mosque is particularly brilliant. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arnold Bennett The steam-cars passed like phantoms, with a continuous clanging of bells. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jules Verne According to his idea, a man who had once passed the Ural Mountains in charge of policemen, ought never again to cross them. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Bram Stoker Here and there we passed Cszeks and slovaks, all in picturesque attire, but I noticed that goitre was painfully prevalent. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

He had aged very greatly since Herries had had any long talk with him, but that was natural enough, for a number of years had passed and he had been engaged in much perilous enterprise. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Nellie Bly The first day and the two days following were passed lazily on deck. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

The peasantry of the city passed to and fro on the fine pasturage between the sidewalks. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Bram Stoker As he passed through the wood outside the gate of Diana’s Grove, he thought he saw the African’s face for an instant. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson But these two passed on and were admitted in their turn to the pavilion. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

But I noticed that after I passed fifty I began to get scared easier. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells