Phrases with "place"

John Galsworthy Had you any family legend in Shropshire?” “Yes, but the place has gone — sold when my father died; six of us and no money. Over the River by John Galsworthy

The place had the air of a room much frequented and expecting guests. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Hell wasn’t a nice cosy place where you fried. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

William Makepeace Thackeray The place where he had been staying for sport was almost as lonely as this Bunown, and inhabited by a priest too — a young, lively well-educated man. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

We should be able to put up a good defence there, unless they fire the place over our heads. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

T. E. Lawrence So I begged the Admiral for a passage over sea, and a place in his train to Khartum. This he readily granted, after cross-questioning me himself at length. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Olaf Stapledon It now seemed clear to them that the cosmos was a place of futility and horror. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence He saw her hand under the bedclothes, pressing the place on her side where the pain was. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Rather it seemed a place waiting for an ill deed to be done in it and stop all lighting of hearths thereafter. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

It was my first camping place when I came out here to take the country up. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Theodore Dreiser The place was for rent, Cowperwood having already abandoned his connection with it. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Hope Sooner than entail it on her he loved, he claimed for himself the place of her husband and the name of king. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

As I followed it, fields gave place to bent, the glen became a plateau, and presently I had reached a kind of pass where a solitary house smoked in the twilight. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

D. H. Lawrence He made a place by the brick hearth. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

The sketch which I give is taken from about a mile further on than the place where the summit is first seen. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

George Gissing The lady was a clergyman’s daughter at Hereford, where I had a place in a school; she taught the infants in an elementary school connected with ours; her age was exactly the same as my own. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Sir Walter Scott It may be that they will give over the place into our mercy, though they be a rebellious people. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

D. H. Lawrence The furniture was old and familiar as old people, the whole place seemed so kin to him, as if it partook of his being, that she was uneasy. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The rule of the present day is, that every place shall be open to public competition, and that it shall be given to the best among the comers. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

The place for an estimate of their mutual influence belongs to the time of their Italian partnership. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Sinclair Lewis The place itself began to lose the haze of magic through which he had first seen it. Young Man Axelbrod by Sinclair Lewis

H. Rider Haggard The chapman was not willing to give them place at first, for he, too, had heard the tale; but Skallagrim offered him choice, either to do so or to go on holmgang with him. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Vsevolod Krestovsky About an hour later, the same keys, in the same order, and with the same precautions, found their way back to their accustomed place under the old lady’s pillow. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Jules Verne Would I be permitted to go out now, to take my place upon the deck, as I had done upon Lake Erie? I pushed upon the hatchway: it opened. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Arthur Machen He had wondered whether he would have gone down to the old place at Christmas, if his father had lived. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

It occupied the place of honour in a richly-carved panel above the wide chimney-piece, a trophy of arms arranged on each side. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

And though she detained him as long as she decorously could do, no change took place in his manner. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Wilkie Collins If I tried to persuade her to let me stay a little longer, she rose meekly, and said ‘I shall, most unwillingly, be compelled to place myself under the protection of the housekeeper. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

When that was done, the mighty king himself made fast the door and nimbly shoved in place two sturdy bolts. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Edith Wharton The place was fifty miles away, and off my beat, but the number of wounded on both sides was exceptionally heavy, and all the available ambulances had already started. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Andrew Lang He nodded cheerfully to the prince, and said: ‘I know this place well, and can lead you out of it, if you will promise me a good reward. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was no place in his classification of the other sex for anything so entirely ingenuous and yet so charming. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell They both enjoyed the offices of hospitality; and were glad to place some home-made tempting dainty before their guests. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Victor Hugo It was for this reason that the Lord Chancellor directed that the reception of Lord Fermain Clancharlie should take place at the evening sitting. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Gissing She took her place at the tea-table in silence. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Arnold Bennett Knowing the sacrifices which I shall have made in order to marry her, she will not hesitate to place that fortune in my hands for our mutual use,’ said Aribert stiffly. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Theodore Dreiser On getting the letter Mr. Tiernan strolled over to Mr. Kerrigan’s place to see whether he also had received a message. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He took his place beside the mistress and spoke. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

R. D. Blackmore What shall we do with him, when he has done his business?” “It is not our place to amuse our lawyer. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Henry James If you were in the same place I should feel you were watching me, and I don’t like that — I like my liberty too much. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle She tried to regain her place with: “Hi! Hi! Hi! I’m the dernier cri, The girl with the cart-wheel hat. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

But Bill wouldn’t be interested in a place like that. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

We were to meet at a place about ten miles off and ride over there together. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Edgar Allan Poe The matter stands thus: In the first place your writer of intensities must have very black ink, and a very big pen, with a very blunt nib. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Hardy Squire Dornell wondered if, in going or returning, it had been her plan to call at the Reynards’ place near Melchester, through which city their journey lay. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Henry James In the safest place in the world at least when you’re not in it. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Short of shooting our Pedro, nobody can make absolutely sure of his staying in the same place longer than he has a mind to; but I tell you, he lives in holy terror of my temper. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Willa Cather They called the place home even then, when they lived there but a few months out of each year. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Mark Twain But when we must, we must; and we have now arrived at a place of that sort. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

George Eliot The place where you are is the one where my mind must live, wherever I might travel. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

He felt that he had no business there — that this wasn’t the sort of place where he belonged. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

But before he reached the place of his destination, he became apprised of the snare into which he had been drawn. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Florence Dixie In a cold, matter-of-fact voice she inquired, “Can you give me the date when the place will be put up ?” “I think we wrote Sir Beaufort, madam, that it would be in six weeks from this. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Elizabeth Gaskell Where do you wish to go? Burlington, I should think, from what M. says, would be as eligible a place as any. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Why, I know this place where we’re standing like it was my own kitchen!” There she stood, certainly, green hat, silk sweater, and all. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Rafael Sabatini Have I thy leave to sit?” Lest such leave should be denied him he dropped forthwith to the vacant place beside Asad and tucked his legs under him. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

They were not even capable of conducting themselves in a place of worship with ordinary decorum, but would interrupt the service with scandalous cries and warlike shouts. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Gertrude Stein Why is the baptism patient, baptism is patient in the first place because there is no coarse cloth, in the second place because when there is nothing taken enough is left to give every reason. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Nellie Bly At a tea-house or at an ordinary dinner a long paper laid at one’s place contains a pair of chopsticks, probably twelve inches in length, but no thicker than the thinner size of lead pencils. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Marcel Prous Legrandin, qui se dirigeait vers la place de la Concorde, nous donna un coup de chapeau, en s’arrêtant, l’air étonné. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

There were no children; for some time no other lodgers; and the place was as quiet as the grave. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Some exhalation from that infernal place had driven the Poet mad. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Olaf Stapledon In the first place Paul, partly through the wealth of cosmic imagery with which I had already drenched him, had indeed come face to face with the majesty of the universe. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell She were young, and liked the thought of seeing a bit of the world; and her father heard on a place in Manchester. Well! I’ll not weary you. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

In addition, I stipulate that there shall be no attempt whatever made to communicate with those who are connected with me: these terms agreed upon, I place myself in your hands. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald The place at Lake Geneva is now for rent but when I land I’m going West to see Mr. Barton and get some details. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

E. Phillips Oppenheim The place was packed—some said owing to the engagement of Andrea Korust and his brother, others to the presence of Mademoiselle Sophie Celaire in her wonderful danse des apaches. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Algernon Blackwood A swift readjustment of the forces within the four walls had taken place — a new disposition of their personal equations. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Walter Besant What is the use of a single baked potato? Presently I returned to the same place with the intention of taking another. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

H. Rider Haggard Having made obeisance he proceeded to address the Queens, evidently describing to them the way and place where we had been found. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

He went on his way, and in a few minutes arrived at the mansion in the Rue Saint-Dominique. Micheline and Jeanne were still in the garden, seated in the same place on the lawn. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Sinclair Lewis Now if anybody comes in looking for a cheap house, remember we got to shove that Bangor Road place off onto somebody. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Abraham Merri There was no place for mystery nor dread under this floor of brilliant sunshine. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

He had said the Requiem Mass for him one night in a place that was very dark and cold and he spoke about vaults, and lanterns that gave only a dim light. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Charles Dickens How it ever IS cleared for the race that takes place at five, or how the horses ever go through the race, without going over the people, is more than I can say. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Jules Verne Pendant la semaine suivante, on mit encore en place les premiers couples de l’arrière; puis, il fallut suspendre les travaux. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Walter Scott He was in the neighbourhood of Lady Edith; he had received tokens of her grace; he was in a place hallowed by relics of the most awful sanctity. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

He did not know in what distant childish dreams this ambition had not had its birth, to make a fortune and with that to take his place at the head of the Herries family. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Andrew Lang She was still standing in the same place when a baboon went by. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The struggle took place as you have described, but he,’ pointing to Vandeloup, ‘wishing to get rid of Pierre for reasons of his own stabbed him, and not me, in the back. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope The Senator remarked that the gorse was a very little place — for as they were on the side of an opposite hill they could see it all. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope By the common consent of all mankind who have read, poetry takes the highest place in literature. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Every place that she had inhabited with him had become disagreeable to her. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot And the Most Christian King himself hastened from his place to call Piero Capponi back. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Anthony Trollope It may be that all power of blushing had departed from Father Marty. “In the first place I hear that there is such a man. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

George Meredith Good speed to them!  My place is here or there; My pride is that among them I have place: And thus I keep this instrument in tune. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

The date of the death, and the place in which I died, must be announced, as well as the death itself. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell When he came back he took off her bonnet, without speaking, and began to place his flowers in her hair. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Arthur Conan Doyle But the other answered him that it was near Altara, so I saw that it was a place of which he spoke. The Crime of the Brigadier by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

It may not be out of place to add that Mr. Hewitson left in his will the sum of two hundred pounds to Belt in recognition of the way in which the latter’s collections had been placed at his service. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Andrew Lang Therewith made she one stepping place after another, till, with much travail, she climbed the wall. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

Henry Adams Although the parents little knew what took place under their eyes, even the mothers saw enough to make them uneasy. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arthur Morrison He left the place with all speed, tying up his arm as he went, sought the British consul at Naples, and informed him of the whole circumstances. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

In the first place I do not want to seem to confess my sins with a penitence I am very doubtful if I feel. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell Indoors she was jealous of the fancy Lady Harriet had evidently taken for her stepdaughter, and she contrived to place quiet obstacles in the way of a too frequent intercourse between the two. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Charles Dickens Even when I woke with a start, she seemed to vanish, as if she had stood by me in that very place only a single instant before. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Then they may dribble back home, or to some arranged place of meeting, one by one. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Andrew Lang This one is no longer the place for us. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith They referred to inventions of destructive weapons, which were primarily to place his country out of all danger from a world in arms; and also, it might be mentioned, to bring him fortune. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

By the way, all this time I had had a companion in the shape of a cat in a bag, which I was taking over to my place as an antidote to the rats, which were most unpleasantly abundant there. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Henry Handel Richardson If he, Maurice, wished to regain his place in the little Pasha’s favour, he must work like a coal-heaver. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins One present and pressing question now possessed itself of the foremost place in her thoughts. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Radclyffe Hall Presently he said: ‘After all these years, Joan, and to meet in a place like this!’ ‘Yes, it’s a long time, isn’t it!’ ‘It’s a lifetime’, he replied gravely. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

We saw a herd of hartebeest, and reached at night a place within easy run of Koki in Gani. The weather had now become fine. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

George MacDonald Perhaps it was as well that he did not, for the sound of a spoken word would have made him feel the place yet more deserted and empty. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Was I put here to direct them or no? It is no disparagement to a woman, I suppose, that before all your household I should be told my place and then left to find it by their easy insulting courtesy. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Meredith Whoso drank of the ale of the Green Dragon kept in his memory a place apart for it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Niccolo Machiavelli And the more the country is suitable for ambush, as are wooded and mountainous countries, the more diligence ought to be used, for the enemy always place themselves either in woods or behind a hill. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Robert Louis Stevenson The place was created seemingly on purpose for the diversion of young gentlemen. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang Next morning she exclaimed, “I did dream of them, they are in a place between grey rock, broom, and mallow; that must be ‘The Poney’s Field’!” And there the eggs were found. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle Four troops of horse led the way, badly equipped and mounted, with ropes instead of bridles, and in some cases squares of sacking in place of saddles. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins Oakapple Hall was a place of great age and celebrity. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

William Morris So I went till I came to a little flowery dell, beset with blossoming whitethorns and with a fair stream running through it; a place somewhat like to this, save that the stream there was bigger. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Edith Wharton The two or three people who thought Delane’s action “rather fine” made haste to add: “But he ought to have taken a house for the old man in some quiet place in the country. The Spark by Edith Wharton

George Gissing After many months of fruitless endeavour, she found a place in a school in Hammersmith. . A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing Then the little flame was extinguished, and a red spot marked the place where the remnant of the match lay. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Sinclair Lewis Then he would lock up the bags and gravely place them at one side. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope But the calmness soon gave place to warmth, which heated itself into violence before he had been a quarter of an hour upon his legs. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Black-Mail House is what I call that place with the door, in consequence. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle If our captain had died suddenly I cannot imagine how we should have found our way in that waste of waters, for it was only he who had the knowledge which enabled him to mark our place upon the chart. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Ann Radcliffe The soldier brought a pitcher of water, and casting round the place a look of sullen scrutiny, departed in silence. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Martin Cortes23 considers that there is a place of attraction beyond the poles, which he judges to be the moving heavens. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Rudyard Kipling I understood from him you knew the place well. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Sinclair Lewis On the bluffs of the Kinnikinick River, which curved like a question mark, the half-dozen gray Tudor buildings enclosed a quadrangle shady with oak and maple, a place for contemplation. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky The place of honor was held by the guest, Lansbury. On my arrival, he offered a toast and then sang: “For he’s a jolly good fellow. My Life by Leon Trotsky

David Hume But resolving to disappoint all robbers for the future, he supplied its place with an earthen lamp, of which he very peacefully kept possession ever after. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Virginia Woolf He stopped; it was difficult to describe a place to people who had not seen it. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Rafael Sabatini Knowing that thou who art the Lion and defender of the Faith wouldst bend obediently to what is written in the Book, he married her to place her beyond thy reach. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Anthony Trollope Polly, what took place last night made me very unhappy,—very unhappy indeed. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins But on the day when he was declared out of danger — if that happy day ever arrived — I must resign my place at his bedside, and must wait to show myself until the surgeon gave me leave. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

E. F. Benson There had only been one place in London last night. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Sigmund Freud On the other hand, the wart on the forehead of a passing stranger, to whom we did not give a moment's thought once he was out of sight, finds a place in our dreams. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Comfortable padres! There is one room looking into the garden, and opening into a walk bordered by rose-bushes, which is such a place for a siesta; cool, retired, fragrant. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jane Austen His marriage must still be a distant good — at least, I am afraid it cannot take place very soon. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

I had intended restoring them to him; but as his return is delayed, I mean to place them in Chelford’s hands; because I have made up my mind, a week ago, to put an end to this odious engagement. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

James Joyce We endeavoured, that is, to imagine with the senses of the mind, in our imagination, the material character of that awful place and of the physical torments which all who are in hell endure. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Thomas Hardy But she was much paler, and had features too transparent to be in place among household surroundings. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Or in place of the past (O. v. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Nathaniel Hawthorne Hester Prynne, meanwhile, kept her place upon the pedestal of shame, with glazed eyes, and an air of weary indifference. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

You and I get on very well together, and perhaps, after my time, you might take my place in the office. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Oscar Wilde His first victim was his uncle, Mr. Thomas Griffiths. He poisoned him in 1829 to gain possession of Linden House, a place to which he had always been very much attached. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell The place will be quite different, by-and-by, when the county families are in a little more force. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James She might have desired for some minutes to place it. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Jules Verne Le baron de Gortz avait pris place dans sa loge, et, cette fois encore, Orfanik s’y trouvait près de lui. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

George Gissing Uncle Ralph supposes he had to take a clerk’s place somewhere, and that he doesn’t care to talk about it. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Olaf Stapledon Its whole being is constituted by its reception of the rest of the universe in its particular place and time, and its contribution to the rest of the universe throughout all space and time. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

It was a place well suited to stand at the junction of the two oceans, beyond the reach of human cultivation, and encounter the blasts and snows of a perpetual winter. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

H.P. Lovecraft He would be going to California pretty soon to live with his son, though it was hard to leave a place where all one’s memories and ancestral feelings centered. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Abraham Merri And they say it was a place of light and that strength came to them from earth heart — strength greater than you and those from which you sprang ever derived from sun. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Louisa May Alcott So I fancied that your boy might fill the empty place if he tried now. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Covering her eyes with her hand, she made a violent effort to recall what had taken place before; it was both odd and exasperating that it should have so completely escaped her. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Anthony Trollope I’ll make it as snug a place as there is about the property. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry Handel Richardson The point was, it was intended for a place on Peggy’s head . Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing The pallor of his cheeks was giving place to a wholesome tinge; his eye was brighter; he showed more disposition to converse, and was readier with pleasant smiles. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope No discussion took place till after dinner, but then the Dean was very perspicuous, and at the same time very authoritative. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Tell me in the first place whether you believe—and have always believed—that the man called Georges was the murderer of your son. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope And yet, as Gertrude said, this was a place of bliss to him. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott This place must be visited by some officer, military or medical, to whom he would make an appeal, and alarm his fears at least, if he could not awaken his conscience. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Ford Madox Ford N off it would all go to Murrikay. Queer place Murrikay must be — full of the leavins of ol England. Pig-troughs, hen-coops, rabbit-hutches, wash-house coppers that no one now had any use for. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

T. E. Lawrence Bender, the laughing boy, fellow in years and play with the Khaffaji, tripped me before them all by begging for a place in my bodyguard. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Rachael Unthank, as she stepped in to take her place by his side, turned once more to Dominey. She was a broken woman. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Jane Austen To feel that she ought to be in better circumstances, that a little trouble in the right place might do it, and to fear that delay might be even weakening her claims, was hard to bear. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

John Galsworthy There Hugo and the rest could see her taking her place in the English restoration movement. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray She will only take a place in a VERY GOOD FAMILY. How old ought the family to be, and what do you call good? that is the question. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Edgar Rice Burroughs My only thought was to place as much distance as possible between me and that frightful chamber of torture. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

The place had no longer any power to affright him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Edna St. Vincent Millay Any moment of the chase I can leave you in my place A pink bough for your embrace. A Few Figs from Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay

It was a pretty little place and I could not refrain from exploring it. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The place was silent except for the slow drip of falling snow from the drooping leaves. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell A leaden weight seemed to hang over her; a sort of presentiment of evil, or perhaps only an excess of low-spirited feeling in consequence of the two departures which had taken place that afternoon. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Gissing One place do I recall where you had a complete dinner for sixpence—I dare not try to remember the items. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

In the first place the man was burning to be one of my visitors, of that I’m persuaded — and he would have been if the woman hadn’t come along. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

G. K. Chesterton Under modern conditions, it was found that by carefully avoiding roads, it was still more or less possible to move from place to place. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Radclyffe Hall Her anger gave place to feelings of misery and discomfort, physical discomfort which filled her whole horizon. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Caroline Lamb But the hour of trial is at hand; and the smile of scorn may soon give place to the bitter tear of repentance. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Charles Kingsley There was no other house of similar size near; no place for one. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Wilkie Collins In the later days of its life, the tower had been greatly improved as a place of residence. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Why, it is hard to guess, or through what perverse contradiction to the facts, De Foe chose to place the shipwreck of Robinson Crusoe upon the eastern side of the American continent. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

William Makepeace Thackeray A poor unhappy woman in a greasy plaid cloak, with a battered rose-colored plush bonnet, was seen taking her place among the stalls allotted to the grandees. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

Anthony Trollope To be imprisoned for life in some horrible place among the rats seemed to be the least of it. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Andrew Lang The wedding took place at once, and the feasting and rejoicings went on for a whole month. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James In the second place Mrs. Beale, when she WAS on the spot, had now a beautiful air of longing to make up for everything. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

For he seems thoroughly broken down, and will, I fear, never be the same man that he was before this fearful tragedy took place before his eyes. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope Such a thing should never take place with his consent, and Harry Handcock had ceased to speak tenderly. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

When it reached the bottom, Monsieur Madinier wished to pay; but Coupeau would not permit him, and hastened to place twenty-four sous into the keeper’s hand, two sous for each person. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The place was no more a chalet than a donjon, but I suppose the name was given in honour of a wooden gallery above the front door. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

The place was all on fire, so that I couldn’t reach the door anyhow; and before I could get out of the window, I was burnt like this. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle But why suspect the governess?” “Well, in the first place there is some very direct evidence. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Charles Dickens What place is this, to which the squalid street conducts us? A kind of square of leprous houses, some of which are attainable only by crazy wooden stairs without. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Walter Scott Richard now assumed the foremost place in his troop, aware that Saladin himself was approaching. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Mark Twain The place was vast, naked, dreary; its court a barn, its galleries stalls for human horses. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

William Godwin They were finally compelled to give up the attempt, and to choose another place for their daily exercise. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

When he goes down to Kenlis now, he always takes care to provide a clergyman to share his duty, and to supply his place on the instant should he become thus suddenly incapacitated. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I was hoping to get a clerk’s place when the ‘flat’ started. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope But I know this well enough; that when a man buys little bits of property about a place it shows that he means to do something there. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The forests gave place to jungles, which alligators, hippopotami, and the rhinoceros, made their haunts. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

There’s nothing much to do except to find a place and put up a fight. Greenmantle by John Buchan

In the domain of treason, under Elizabeth, the reign of law was, in effect, superseded, and its place was taken by a reign of terror. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Theodore Dreiser And also, by considerable effort, he had succeeded in securing Cowperwood, Sr., a place as a clerk in a bank. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

E. F. Benson He still supported her shoulders as I fetched a cushion on which to place her head, and presently she was lying close to the low table on which stood the gramophone of the dead. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson