Phrases with "place"

John Lewis Burckhard El Hossn is the chief place of a district belonging to the government of Hamah; the Miri is rented of the Pasha of Damascus, by the Greek family of El Deib, who are the leading persons here. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Be a good Mussulman, wage war against the infidels, and stone the Sûfis — that is the only return I ask; and be assured that, by so doing, you will always find a place in my memory. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Several of his external organs, especially those of sight and hearing, become inactive; but the sensations which depend upon them take place internally. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Edith Wharton It was already long after six, and the rooms were emptying; in a few minutes they would have the place to themselves. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle Ask what hour the Poultney Square funeral takes place to-morrow. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

While the fortunes of my King are at stake, my place is in England, or it may be in Scotland, where there are still those who are ready to fight to the death in the royal cause. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

But, Yves!” cried Aramis, “come here! come here!” Yves ran towards him, letting fall the cylinder which he was about to place under the boat when the bishop’s call interrupted him. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Anthony Trollope Mountjoy’s debts, and irregularities, and gambling went on, till Mr. Scarborough found himself bound to dethrone the illegitimate son, and to place the legitimate in his proper position. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sigmund Freud It is far more probable that the forgetting of the indifferent impressions takes place without any active interference on the part of our psychic powers. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Charles Dickens The crews of two vessels, one a Norman ship, and the other an English ship, happened to go to the same place in their boats to fill their casks with fresh water. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Rudyard Kipling Every place here seems fifty miles from everywhere, and the legs of a horse are regarded as the only natural means of locomotion. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Sir Walter Scott The place is equal to me, so you allow me one half-hour of your time uninterrupted. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

This must be the work of some man he had not yet seen? Of course there must be many men employed about such a place as was Wyndfell Hall. He retraced his steps. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Launcelot Darrell kept his place beside his mother’s chair though the reading of the will was finished, and the clerk was folding the sheets upon which it was written. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

I’ve seen the ill of it in my days,’ she says, ‘and if I thought you’d tumble into it I’d hardly rest quiet in the grave where you be so soon a-going to place me. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Anatole France On the night before my departure, while M. d’Anquetil drank and played cards with the barber-surgeon, Jahel and I went to the market place to get a breath of air. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Charles Dickens Mrs. Sparsit, from her place at the backgammon board, was constantly straining her eyes to pierce the shadows without. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

The rustic honors of the scythe and share Give place to swords and plumes, the pride of war. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Gaston Leroux Everything that took place on such a night is important. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

In the first place he was a presentable escort, in the second place he could afford to dine at Laurent’s, and in the third place Marta Hallard did not find it easy to obtain escort. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

H. Rider Haggard I will give you oxen and wives, and ye shall take place of all the regiments; and if ye fall, I will fall with you. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Jack London Then I bade good-bye to my friends, and with my heart going pit-a-pat, slouched down the street and took my place at the end of the line. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

G. K. Chesterton First, he knew that Dalroy would probably go to the Model Village. It was just the sort of place he would go to. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

My place of refuge was constructed of wood, but so low that I could with difficulty sit upright in it. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

The box was never took from its place since Abel Crew gave it me, till I reached up for it on Tuesday evening and carried it downstairs. Hester Reed’s Pills by Ellen Wood [1874]

The disquietudes she felt on her account — Mr. Saville’s journey to Paris — the visit of Villiers to Wales to discover her place of concealment — the inutility of all their endeavours. Lodore by Mary Shelley

D. H. Lawrence Mechanical registering took place in him, no more. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sigmund Freud But in what a singular fashion such a dream is fitted together! The friend who in my dream becomes my patient in Irma's place is likewise a young widow. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The infirmities of Walberg’s father made the son resolve not to leave Spain till his dissolution, which took place in a few months. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The place was beautiful to him, even without Gemma. In the garden of these children all the flora of Italy was gathered and was growing. Signa by Ouida

The rain drummed on the roof, and the place smelt as damp as a sea-cave. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

As little could I fill the place of their mutual friend as that of their deadly foe: as little could I stand between them as trample over them. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Outside it was brilliant starlight, and for this reason they were able easily to pick their way down the path towards the place where Captain Mason had promised to have the boat. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Jules Verne Not one but was ready to do anything to recapture the fugitives! As soon as the screw was in place they would return to the island and drop another anchor, and give chase to the fugitives. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Sinclair Lewis Small place like here or Groningen, you have to roast your neighbors to keep busy. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Mary Webb There was no danger of anyone seeing him, for the place was entirely solitary with the double loneliness of hill and woodland. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Jules Verne They did not lose a minute in changing horses, which took place every ten miles. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith Looking about, he beheld Wilfrid, who implored him to take his place for two minutes. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Guy de Maupassant Then this poacher will go to lunch and I shall get my place again. The Fishing Hole (Le Trou) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Sir Walter Scott There were obvious reasons why the politic Chieftain was desirous to place the example of this young hero under the eye of Waverley, with whose romantic disposition it coincided so peculiarly. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

There, disclosing a few more inches of the top of an archway behind, was the place from which it had been dislodged. Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley [1890]

H.P. Lovecraft If the people feared the place so wildly, he would encounter no interference. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Anthony Trollope The place had been made a hospital for Northern soldiers, and no doubt the site for that purpose had been well chosen. North America by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Is that right? She’s at our little place in the country. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Radclyffe Hall I ‘ates being watched — you run up to the nursery, the basement’s no place for young ladies. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Washington Irving The place seemed fitted for quiet study and profound meditation. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Arnold Bennett The place was like a palace incognito. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Edith Wharton I said I had no fault to find with my place or with my mistress, but I thought it odd that in so large a house there was no sewing-room for the lady’s maid. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Rudyard Kipling So he called out: “Isn’t there any place for seals to go where men don’t ever come?” “Go and find out,” said Sea Vitch, shutting his eyes. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

But now, as if in mockery of all our anxious consultations and elaborate devices, three fresh murders took place on the two consecutive nights succeeding these new arrangements. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

H. G. Wells But in the first place I must state that there never were four men in the dingey, — the number was three. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Until this moment Valentine had fancied that, the chain of evidence once established, Charlotte’s claim had only to be asserted in order to place her in immediate possession of the Haygarth estate. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Here is a letter from Georgie Kirkbank which you will have to answer for me to-morrow — a letter full of raptures about Mr. Smithson’s place in Berkshire, Rood Hall. I remember the house well. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Walter Scott Julian at length called to the female — “Catherine, bestir thee, and fetch me presently that letter which I bade thee keep ready at hand in thy casket, having no sure lockfast place of my own. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Mark Twain Just as I was passing a place where a kind of a cowpath crossed the crick, here comes a couple of men tearing up the path as tight as they could foot it. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Ian Maclaren While other books are like the humble craft which ply from place to place along the coast, this book is as a stately merchantman which compasses the great waters and returns with a golden argosy. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

Suffering would be out of place in vaudevilles, for instance; I know that. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Napoleon was so gratified that he left his place and came round the table to clink his mug against Mr. Pilkington’s before emptying it. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Henry James It seems as if you heard English everywhere; but I certainly didn’t expect to find it in a place like this. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Slattery, leaving the place alone, came face to face with Itash in one of the lobbies. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anthony Trollope And she had her title, of which no one could rob her, and her castle down in Ayrshire — which, however, as a place of residence she had learned to hate most thoroughly. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Our place is down there, in God’s fresh air . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson And Grez, when we get there, is indeed a place worthy of some praise. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle I had almost overcome my pride so far as to go back to the agency and inquire whether the place was still open when I received this letter from the gentleman himself. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

He was soon, however, assured that there was no place there where anyone could hide. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

W. W. Jacobs I will kill —” He paused, and his eye fell on the cat, which at that moment sprang up and took its old place on the counter. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

Sidney Colvin Neither is it clear whether he intended to place them in mediæval or in relatively modern times. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

William Morris Or whiles I think that one would come to an end of the world, to a place where is naught but a ledge, and then below it a gulf filled with nothing but the howling of winds, and the depth of darkness. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

This place isn’t good enough for him. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

A change indeed had taken place in me; my health, which had hitherto declined, was now much restored; and my spirits, when unchecked by the memory of my unhappy promise, rose proportionably. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells We want you to place yourself at our disposal. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

D. H. Lawrence He resented already the fact of the strange, incalculable moving that had already taken place in him: the moving back into consciousness. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Aphra Behn Nor could I go without another view of that dear place in which I saw her lie. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Anthony Trollope It need hardly be said that the offer of a place in Mr. Damer’s boat was again made, and that on this occasion it was accepted without hesitation. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser This place down here doesn’t appeal to me very much. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

There was always a place reserved for him at the dinner-table, however middle-aged and politically or socially important the assembly might me. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Theodore Dreiser It was a place rather dingily lighted, the darkest portions having incandescent lights, filled with machines and work benches. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence George has got Bob and Flower. I have sold three of the cows, Stafford, and Julia and Hannah. The place looks very empty. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton It was as though he and she had been looking at two sides of the same thing, and the side she had seen had been all light and life, and his a place of graves . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling No place for a lusty man like old Richards. I’m tu thickabout to go ferritin’. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

His daughter Catharine, he informed the Don, had eloped from the convent of St. Sebastian, a place rich in delight. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Charles Stur It is more than probable that their water having failed in the hills, they were on their way to some other place where they had a well. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Walter Scott The two chieftains met, each with a single attendant, at a place called Achmanhill, 6th April, 1608. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

I remember that as we walked through the woodland we came to a place where there were no signs of war. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

William Dampier There is good landing on the sandy bay against the anchoring-place, from whence you may go up into the island, and at no place besides. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

William Morris But I shall see to it that the occasion shall be in time and place where they shall not be unholpen. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Rudyard Kipling He had helped to sing the choruses; but scarcely inside the studio he realised that this was no place for tail-wagging, and settled himself on Dick’s lap till it was bedtime. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The amethyst was going out of the air, and giving place to that lemon afterglow which in a fine summer never leaves the sky till it is ousted by the splendours of dawn. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

I wanted to be settled down and to feel that I had once more a place that I could look upon as a home. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Wilkie Collins It was in existence — the daughters of my old mistress were carrying it on for her, and they engaged this place from the instructions I had sent. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Morris Then again they rested and let the horses yet bite the grass, and departed not from that pleasant place till it was two hours after noon. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Walter Besant I came to a place where hot smoking sausages were bubbling in a pan over a charcoal fire. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Fareham watched them from his place in the background. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson And I think perhaps you scarce do justice to the fact that this is a place of realism A Outrance; nothing extenuated or coloured. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy It was her own doing to write to M. de la Feste and tell him that the wedding could not possibly take place this autumn as originally planned. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

It is not my place to blame, or even to question your conduct. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H. G. Wells Perhaps she might find some place where letters might be sent to her? Yet that seemed to her deceitful. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Charles Kingsley Let it be; perhaps there was such a place — why not? — fitted for St. Dorothea, and those cut off in youth like her; and other places fit for such as he. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Henry James Ain’t it quite too dreadful? Took early this morning — the whole place is up there. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

And shortly to conclude, such a place Was non in erthe within so litel space. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

It struck Mr. Page, during the past night-watch, that Jessy might have applied to Madame Caron to help her in getting a place as lady’s-maid. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

The announcement of her marriage, which took place in August, 1805, was made to him by his mother, with the remark, “I have some news for you. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Bram Stoker One of these pleasing “tests” was to place the old woman — they were all women and all old — sitting cross-legged on a stool or table where she could be well watched. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Three gilt balls and a brown board with “JABEZ WILSON” in white letters, upon a corner house, announced the place where our red-headed client carried on his business. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope There was no place in the world on which her feet might rest till she had made one for herself by the work of her hands. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Jules Verne Before quitting this place a grave was dug for poor Courtois. It was a sad ceremony, which deeply affected his comrades. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Hardy On the next occasion of his awaiting her she did not appear in her usual place at the usual hour. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Maria Edgeworth It was necessary, as quickly as possible, to determine what articles in the house were of most value, and to place these in security. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

The place of L. as an essayist and critic is the very highest. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

But when I found myself in that neat hall the place mastered me. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

H. G. Wells From some distant place came the sound of a sweet-toned bell striking the hour. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jules Verne Dès le matin, on revit Jos Meritt sur le banc du spardeck, à sa place habituelle, dans la même attitude, et comme s’il ne l’eût pas quittée depuis la veille. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Washington Irving If it be indeed the carpet of the throne of the wise Solomon, it is possessed of magic power, and can transport its owner from place to place through the air. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

A la place de son mari, je lui allongerais une danse fameuse . Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

Anthony Trollope Of course this place is too expensive for us and we must get out of it as soon as possible. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Oh yes; he was of opinion he could do without it! It had run him short of cash to build the place so big and braw, but, Lord! it was worth it. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Not even my child has given me a place in your heart. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I sprang to my place upon the engine without another word. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

Her answer to this, if there were room to place the whole in a clear light, was as shattering as it was rapid. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

Henry James He told her that she needn’t mind the place being not quite straight, he had only come up for a few hours — he should be busy in the studio. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells He remembered that in Utopia he heard only the things he could understand, and that all that found no place in his terrestrial circle of ideas was inaudible to his mind. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle Stevenson is fast enough, but he couldn’t drop from the twentyfive line, and a three-quarter who can’t either punt or drop isn’t worth a place for pace alone. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Anthony Trollope In the first place you’d go to sleep, and then she would be offended; and I don’t know that your sufferings would make mine any lighter. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

My life might have been happier if I’d had a grandchild to keep me company, and I might have left this place and lived like a gentleman for her sake. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Borrow As the sun is descending, it is enchanting to glance back from this place in the direction of the city; the prospect is inexpressibly beautiful. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Woman’s place is in the home. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell Oh Dixon, what a place this is!’ ‘Indeed, ma’am, I’m sure it will be your death before long, and then I know who’ll — stay! Miss Hale, that’s far too heavy for you to lift. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Margaret Oliphant Mulmorrel, and the shooting-box on Loch Etive, and that mysterious old place at Kinloch-houran. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

This world was no place for patriots. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Charles Dickens My reason is to be found in what took place in Mr. Pumblechook’s parlor: where, on our presenting ourselves, my sister sat in conference with that detested seedsman. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sigmund Freud She represents her future fulfilled, inasmuch as she is already occupied with the thoughts of the birth of a child; so the wedding has taken place long ago. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Monsters at the bottom of the water seemed to bite at my feet, and the pain of my wrists made me believe that the loch was boiling hot, and that I was in some hellish place of torment. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Andrew Lang But the girl was so busy finding a place for it to stand that she took little notice of her mother. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon I noticed that the obscurity which had taken the place of the ground was shrinking and condensing. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell I understood her life the better for seeing the place where it had been spent — where she had loved and suffered. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Fortunately, however, even if he had heard it, the other failed to place the proper construction upon it, and they left the engine-room without further comment. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Radclyffe Hall Down by the lakes there was a sense of great stillness which the songs of the birds could in no way lessen, for this place had that curious stillness of spirit that seems to interpenetrate sound. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

H. Rider Haggard There, in our city, let a place be made ready for us, a place apart, but nigh to the temple; and let food be brought to the place, that my servants may eat. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Bram Stoker They found the sort of place they sought in the neighbourhood of Epping Forest where, there being a little public-house vacant, Mary — now under the name of James How — became the tenant. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Henry James It occurred to me that this would be just what I wanted; I remembered what Miss Tarrant had said in her note, that it was a place where people could lie on the ground and wear their old clothes. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Arthur Machen In the first place there was boiled mutton for luncheon, and this was a dish hateful to Mr. Horbury’s palate. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

It proved to be situated at the after end of the saloon, and was as small and poorly furnished a place as I have ever slept in. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

It was an easy-going place and the side-door always was kept open, with a dim light always burning in the passage until dawn. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Edith Wharton She could not hope to do the fifteen miles to the Mountain that afternoon; but she knew of a place half-way to Hamblin where she could sleep, and where no one would think of looking for her. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Will you give me something to eat?’ There was a place at Herries’ other side. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Kenneth Grahame The place was a bit humpy and hillocky, naturally, and full of holes; but that was rather an advantage. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

George Gissing A pity she had come to the lodge at all; it was no place for one of her spirit and her attainments. A Daughter of the Lodge by George Gissing

William Makepeace Thackeray There was a separate room for the able-bodied females; and the place and courts were full of stout, red-cheeked, bouncing women. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Sinclair Lewis I’ll meet you in the old place in Albany, ‘bout eight to-night. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

T. E. Lawrence I felt mean, to fill the place of a man of action; for my standards of value were a wilful reaction against theirs, and I despised their happiness. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope About one o’clock at night the place would be lively enough, but at the present time his seclusion was as deep as it had been in the abbey. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim As soon as Parkins had gravely put the port upon the table, Rosamund rose to her feet and, instead of leaving the room, pointed for the servant to place a chair for her by Dominey’s side. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Anthony Trollope In answer to this Mr Daubeny said with much dignity that, should such be the opinion of his colleagues in general, he would at once abandon the high place which he held in their councils. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The place seemed to me to be a probable spot for my exploration. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Richard Hakluy We named the place where they were slain Bloody Point, and the bay or harbour Yorke’s Sound, after the name of one of the captains of the two barques. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Helen Zimmern It is by no means necessary for me to be at home or in any particular place to invent or to write. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Anatole France Et mesurant sur le plancher la place de sa table de travail: — Je serai là, dit-il. Monsieur Bergeret à Paris by Anatole France

Karl Philipp Moritz The place to mime wore an unfriendly appearance; I therefore made no use of my recommendation, but went straight through, and only bought some bread at a baker’s, which I took along with me. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

George Gissing Suppose we say the place where the trams stop, south of Westminster Bridge, and the time a quarter to eleven?’ This was agreed upon. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Where was the man arrested?” “At a place near Rexton. He was trying to get a drink and gave a shilling — it was false. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

George Gissing The place can be made habitable in a few weeks, I should say. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Jack London It is a sad place, a soft place, a place for weaklings and eunuchs and fat, sobbing shadows of men. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Near old Antandros, and at Ida’s foot, The timber of the sacred groves we cut, And build our fleet; uncertain yet to find What place the gods for our repose assign’d. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Then Pity took the place of Courage on the platform. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Ivan Turgenev One day, walking with her in the garden, he abruptly announced in a surly voice that he intended to leave very soon to go to his father’s place . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her place was laid at his table, but she did not appear. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Rudyard Kipling Believe me, Mother, this homecoming will take place just as I have described it. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

That is the promis’d place to which I steer, And all my vows are terminated there. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Arthur Conan Doyle It wasn’t this house I struck, but another further to the west’ard: however, I saw enough to be sure it was a place after my own heart—a real quiet corner. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins Her chair stood in its customary place by the toilet-table. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim What they were doing he could not imagine, but the place was in absolute darkness. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Elizabeth Gaskell On the contrary, his wife’s predilections and his own tendencies had always made Paris a very agreeable place of residence to him. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Rudyard Kipling Then we came to a new land, and the first thing that one of the regular residents said was ‘This place isn’t India at all. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

I will take with me also five hundred of my men and place them in your service right loyally. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

George Meredith Lord Suckling, a boy with a boisterous constitution, and a guardsman, had his place near her left hand, as if ready to seize it at the first whisper of encouragement or opportunity. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Her singular destiny seemed to have removed her from a physical wilderness, to place her in a moral one. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Margaret Oliphant The captain tried in the first place the easy tone of use and wont. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

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

Ann Radcliffe While they awaited in silence the return of light, a short breathing was distinctly heard at intervals, near the place where they stood. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Anthony Trollope It was Cicero’s also — with the addition that when he had achieved his high place he should serve the people honestly. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Guy de Maupassan Tell me what took place on the ground. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Baldwin Spencer When the body is sufficiently cooked, the namminjerri take it out and place it on fresh sheets of bark. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But the significance of the year gathered into the French lessons; it was by virtue of these that the time had a place in her memory. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

But unfortunately the cove was the only possible landing place for miles; and from the steepness of the ravine I couldn’t make a circuit to avoid the houses. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James Was it to startle her suddenly into a retractation — to take an advantage of her by dread? Dread of what? The place was ugly and lonely, but the place could do her no harm. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Gaston Leroux He did not know he was recognized and his place of retreat therefore known. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Gertrude Stein I had been told to go early otherwise we would not be able to see anything, and there would be no place to sit, and my friend liked to sit. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Arnold Bennett The parcel contained Mrs. Orgreave’s generous conception of a repast proper to be eaten in a train in place of high tea. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

William Dampier It is a place of no great trade and therefore not rich in money. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

It must be above this place that it descended into the earth, and in the hush of dawn the sound was naturally louder. Prester John by John Buchan

Olaf Stapledon But my ‘brother,’ who only took my place very seldom, thought it was all marvellous. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

The house had evidently been a place of considerable grandeur and importance in days gone by; but everything in it bore traces of neglect and decay. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The wedding took place with great pomp and ceremony, and a happy honeymoon ensued, which might have been happier but for one little circumstance which led to very serious consequences. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Many changes take place in fourteen years, which was the interval that had passed since I had seen my fair friends. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Rudyard Kipling California had taken my place in the shallows, his fish hard held. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle The place had the same dreary and melancholy appearance which always characterised it. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Not a single suspicious circumstance came to light, not a single thing to connect the place with Paul of Delacher’s Hotel, or with any other person. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Jules Verne Les gabiers étaient parés pour la manoeuvre, aussi bien en prévision d’un combat sur place que d’une chasse à donner aux fuyards. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

Again he passed through Paris, and the place had a new attraction in his eyes in the person of Mdlle. Curchod, now become Madame Necker, and wife of the great financier. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Bram Stoker In the vast desolation of such a place as complied with the necessary conditions, there must have been such profusion of natural growth as would bar the progress of men formed as we are. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]