Phrases with "placed"

John Lewis Burckhard Over the Bab Aly and Bab Abbas is a long inscription, also in the Solouth character, placed there by Sultan Murad Ibn Soleyman, in A.H. 984, after he had repaired the whole building. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Andrew Lang This idea pleased the king, and he ordered bread and bacon and a flask of drugged wine to be placed on the bank of the stream, and the watchers to be redoubled. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins At that bygone time, no difficulties were placed in my way by such precautions as are now observed in the conduct of executions within the walls of the prison. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Andrew Lang She had seen the same figure,” “but,” writes Mrs. Gwynne, “I distinctly saw the hand of the figure placed over the night-light, which was at once extinguished”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang So while they stood laughing at the shattered stone he placed the ring, as if in play, upon the third finger of his left hand. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy He placed the papers before her on his study table, with a timidity as great as her own, and then left her entirely to herself. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Walter Scott Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown,     And put a barren sceptre in my gripe, Thence to be wrench’d by an unlineal hand,     No son of mine succeeding. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In less than ten seconds he placed the satchel in her hands. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Charles Dickens My uncle has placed me with a family here, for my health. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Rafael Sabatini In addition to the verses, he wrote a list of the books in his possession, which he placed at the disposal of his fellow captive. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

The door had been double locked upon the inside, in evidence of which the key still lay where it had been placed in the lock. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The bookcases standing out, placed the windows, particularly narrow ones, in deep recesses. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton Water was next poured into an unsteady basin, and a water-jug set down with a hideous clatter on a rickety washstand which seemed to be placed against the communicating door between the two rooms. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

I had the pleasure of kneeling beside these illustrious persons for the space of three or four hours, for no seats were placed for the wives either of the diplomates or of the cabinet. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

It was plain, at any rate, that she placed no sort of reliance in her guardian’s somewhat far-fetched explanation. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle He vowed that he was the only man whom Captain Sharkey had ever placed under an obligation. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

He took his hat off ceremoniously and placed it on the hood of the car, then wrapped his long arms around her. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Walter Besant The Countess placed her whole hope in her husband’s powerful friends and connections. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Anthony Hope Then he took up both, and, crossing to the mantelpiece, laid them there; between there he placed the queen’s letter. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

The same lulling sounds acted as a lullaby to my too keen sensations; when I placed my head upon my pillow, sleep crept over me; I felt it as it came and blessed the giver of oblivion. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Guy de Maupassant Then a hand was placed on my head. My Wife (Ma femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Edgar Allan Poe The position of the candelabrum displeased me, and outreaching my hand with difficulty, rather than disturb my slumbering valet, I placed it so as to throw its rays more fully upon the book. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

She placed herself on a distant sopha, apparently occupied by examining various specimens of bijouterie, nic-nacs of all kinds, which she took up one after the other, from the table near her. Lodore by Mary Shelley

William Hope Hodgson And so we had all things ready for the discharge; whereupon, I placed my foot upon the trigger, and, bidding the bo’sun watch carefully the flight of the arrow, pushed downwards. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Edgar Rice Burroughs With swelling breast, he placed a foot upon the body of his powerful enemy, and throwing back his fine young head, roared out the awful challenge of the victorious bull ape. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

The centre C is placed on the surface of the larger terrella, because the smaller terrella shows some variation on account of the length of the axis; inappreciable, however, on the earth. On the Magnet by William Gilber

All these he placed in the sugar-bag, and donning a dark mackintosh and carrying the bag under his arm, let himself out of the house. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

H. Rider Haggard Then he placed his hand, all trembling with the fierce emotion that throbbed along his veins, upon the palm that hung listless by her side, and gazed into her eyes. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

John Locke I know that liberty, by some, is placed in an indifferency of the man; antecedent to the determination of his will. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Jacques Futrelle The Supreme Intelligence placed his feet on the desk and glowered; that was a part of the job. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Thomas Love Peacock Mr Foster placed himself near the lovely Caprioletta, whose artless and innocent conversation had already made an impression on his susceptible spirit. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

It was her virtue that, placed in a comfortable chair, her handkerchief over her face, she fell instantly asleep, like any bird with a cloth over its cage. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope It was much to be so placed that no consideration of money need be a bar to any wish — that the considerations which should bar his pleasures need be only those of dignity, character, and propriety. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

It was now dark, and the servant, unbidden, placed candles upon the table. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Caroline Lamb The Rector of Belfont had willingly permitted the little Zerbellini to be placed under his wife’s care. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Henry Kingsley For many miles I had distinguished the new huts, placed at the apex of a great cape of the continent of timber which ran down from the mountains into the plains. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mannister placed her in the carriage and sat by her side. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Wilkie Collins With her help, they had placed him on an entirely new diet. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

If he did find it, it would only be after a lot of trouble and he would never learn how it came to be placed under the lump of chalk. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was as if fate had placed him in my way that I might pay my debt before I left the island. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Elizabeth Gaskell On every step of the stairs there was placed a roller, spiked with barbed points all round, so as to impede the ascent of the rioters, if they succeeded in forcing the doors. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

John Lewis Burckhard Here, as in every other part of Nubia, the thirsty traveller finds, at short distances, water jars placed by the road side, under a low roof. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

John Galsworthy Having placed the strawberries in a dish on the dining-table, he washed his hands and bathed his forehead with eau de Cologne. There, before the mirror, it occurred to him that he was thinner. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Lord Delamarne explained that the felt had been placed there so that any tapping upon the wall should not give out any hollow sound. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Tobias Smolle It would be ridiculous in me to enter into a detail of the vast collection of marbles, basso relievos, inscriptions, urns, busts, and statues, which are placed in the upper apartments of this edifice. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Arnold Bennett The piano had crossed the room; the chairs were massed together in the most ridiculous way; the sofa was so placed as to be almost useless. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Madame Desvarennes approached him, and quietly placed her hand on his shoulder. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Jules Verne Herbert’s recovery progressed, and from his bed, placed near one of the windows of Granite House, he could inhale the fresh air, charged with ozone, which could not fail to restore his health. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

When the sun is high overhead, the balgai is placed a little apart. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Gustave Flauber He placed it in the gulf in front of the raft; then he embarked his stoutest troops on board such vessels as were available. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

George Gissing She carried a tray with tea-things, which she placed upon the table. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Having done so, he placed his finger-tips together, and, looking at Browne over them, waited for him to proceed. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

At this moment, a critical one in his life, some of his close scientific friends placed to his credit twenty-one hundred pounds to enable him to take the much needed rest. The Life of Huxley by Ada L. F. Snell [1909]

Jules Verne Several times they made use of the inclined planes, which certain internal levers placed obliquely to the waterline. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Wilkie Collins A boat was placed entirely at their disposal. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Guy de Maupassant Men in smocks were talking in loud tones as they drank their petits verres, and the astonished waiter placed before us two cherry brandies. Misti by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

In this small drawing-room smoking was allowed, and several boxes of cigars were placed beside her on the pier-table. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

John Lewis Burckhard Upon this the people stand, who draw up the water, in leathern buckets, an iron railing being so placed as to prevent their falling in. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Nellie Bly First a divided dish containing shrimps and boiled rice was placed before me. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Andrew Lang Wolf ceased to be a Wolfian whenever he placed himself at the point of view of the reader or the listener, to whom alone every poet makes his appeal. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Henry James What was the harm of it when the genius was real? His main security was thus that his relations with Miriam had been placed under the protection of that idea of approved extravagance. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Yatman placed the bank-notes in it, secured them by a padlock, and put the box in his coat pocket. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Sir Walter Scott Having shut the door of his cell, he placed the torch in a candlestick made of wood, and looked around his sleeping apartment, the furniture of which was of the most simple kind. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Bram Stoker There were not lacking some who, whilst admitting all her charm and beauty, placed her in the second rank, Lilla Watford being marked as first. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Baldwin Spencer He kneels down amongst the strangers and the boy is placed on his shoulders holding the spears above his head. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

After the concert, she saw him go up to the Prince’s card-table, placed a few feet from the throne; she breathed a sigh of relief when Fabrizio was thus removed to a certain distance from her. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

There was nothing good enough for Micheline. Had the mother owned the world she would have placed it at the little one’s feet. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Seeing her portrait on the wall he took it down and placed it in his pocket. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

The fugitives, now reduced to six capable of exerting themselves, placed their backs against the rocky cliff and defended themselves with the butt ends of their guns. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Virginia Woolf Yellow, white, carnation red — he placed them. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Andrew Lang And the heart of the princess leapt within her, and she placed a golden crown on the head of Bensurdatu, and called him her deliverer. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne A hundred parts of sand, thirty-five of chalk, forty of sulphate of soda, mixed with two or three parts of powdered coal, composed the substance, which was placed in crucibles. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

William Makepeace Thackeray Majesty hearing of this, ordered his en cas de nuit to be placed on the table, and positively cut off a wing with his own knife and fork for Poquelin’s use. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

I placed sticks round several plants, and vertically stretched strings close to others, and the strings alone were ascended by twining. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

I followed her example, placed the Baroness before me, and spurred on my Horse. Our only hope was to reach Strasbourg, which was much nearer than the perfidious Claude had assured me. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

He placed a bit of meat, wrapped in brown paper, upon the table, and with a penknife cut it into shreds. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Then one bade lodge the Burgundian men, but Gunther’s fellowship was placed apart. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Jules Verne The delicate parts of the machine were taken to pieces carefully, and the room where they were placed was closed up hermetically. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

A smaller kangaroo board, about four feet long, was silently placed in my lap from behind. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Towards anyone pursued she was always to be sympathetic, although there was some true Herries in her that placed her also on the side of justice. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

W. H. Hudson The hospitable Magdalen placed food before him and pressed him to eat. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Walter Scott On this occasion they bent their knees to Alexius, placed their hands within his, and in that posture paid the ceremonies of feudal fealty. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Walter Scott She occupied a turf seat, placed under a weeping birch of unusual magnitude and age, as Judah is represented sitting under her palm-tree, with an air at once of majesty and of dejection. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

These dishes were placed one at a time in the middle of the table, and rapidly changed. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

He placed the lantern on the ground, and stood with his arms folded, gazing down and reflecting. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

E. F. Benson Elizabeth, at the top of her voice, then warmly thanked the burgesses of Tilling for the confidence which they had placed in her, and which she would do her best to deserve. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

John Galsworthy Then, producing from his pocket the two reviews, he placed that of Mark Hanna before his guest, with the words: “Have you seen this? It’s rather good. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Willa Cather Tea was brought in immediately and placed in front of the wood fire. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Victor Hugo He placed on the table something which the secretary had just taken out of the bag. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

When we discover who placed the mummy in Mrs. Jasher’s garden —” “That will not be easy,” murmured Hope thoughtfully, “though, of course, the same must have been brought by river. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Andrew Lang Then Kilweh held out to him a ring of gold, and he tried to put it on his finger, but it was too small, so he placed it in his glove, and went home and gave it to his wife. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The less wealthy sort of “gentlemen” here are placed in smaller graves near the villages; and the slaves are still “buried with the burial of an ass,”— cast forth into the bush. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Elizabeth Gaskell But frequently children are unconscious of the effect which some of their simple revelations would have in altering the opinions entertained by their friends of the persons placed around them. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

As they were uttered a pistol was placed to Maurevel’s forehead. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Hope sank again when I placed my cheek on the damp sill, and my ear to the chink. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Jules Verne Its fragments, placed carefully against a wall, might serve again upon occasion. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang She placed it on her bundle of sticks, but the mortar would not stay still, and whenever she raised the bundle to put it on her shoulders it slipped off sideways. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy By forcing the large blade of his knife under the flap of the bureau, he burst the weak lock; within was the rosewood work-box just as she had placed it in her hurry to keep it from him. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Gaston Leroux A table was placed beside a window looking out over the sea and over the entrance to the bay. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

If it may be connected with the already-quoted passage in the Champion, it must be placed after March 1740, which is the date of the paper; but, from a reference to Peter Pounce in Book ii. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Robert Louis Stevenson Men are not such fools as to be wholly in the wrong, nor yet are they so placed as to be ever wholly in the right. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Like the nomination of Hayes in 1876, it resulted from the jealousy of the great party leaders — always an unfortunate position for a public man to be placed in. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Bram Stoker He placed the Egyptian image of Bes on the fine wire, which crossed the wooden ledge which protected it. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Eleanor Vane’s mental superiority placed her so high above Laura Mason that perfect confidence could not exist between them. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Helen Zimmern In 1775 she was placed at Derby with a Mrs. Latffiere, of whom she always spoke with gratitude and affection. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

But before carting in the material boards were placed temporarily edgeways alongside the bedlogs round the interior. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Benjamin Disraeli His proud head was proudly placed on broad shoulders, and neither time nor indulgence had marred his slender waist. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Andrew Lang On the contrary, he placed it at the lower end. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

From poverty and hardship he was rescued by friends, to whom his mental powers had become known, and the means of education were placed within his reach. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

George Gissing The window was filled with large beef-steak pies, placed on perforated tin, from beneath which issued clouds of steam and kept the pies warm. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jules Verne I placed my hand on one of the panes of glass, but the heat was so great that I quickly took it off again. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

What a wonderful connecting link in the chain of mammals is the Typotherium from S. America, as the name given to it by Professor Gervais expresses, and which cannot be placed in any existing order. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Nellie Bly So closely were these rings placed that, at a distance, the ear had the appearance of being rimmed in gold. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

At first I felt inclined to believe that I must have taken them from the bag myself and for security’s sake have placed them elsewhere. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Wilkie Collins He next searched a moment or two for the letter superscribed and signed by Joanna Grice; and, having found it, placed it on one side of him, on the floor. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Baldwin Spencer When it is supposed to be cooked enough, it is taken out, placed on its breast, and an incision is made running round both sides so as to separate the back part from the under portion of the body. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Andrew Lang In his infancy he had been placed in the charge of one of the great ladies of the Court, who, according to the prevailing custom, acted first as his head nurse and then as his governess. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton After all, placed as he was, he had a good deal to say on the matter. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope The town of Grand Haven itself is placed on the opposite side of a creek, and was to be reached by a ferry. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope A young wife when she is sure of her husband, will readily forgive all offences committed before marriage, and will almost be thankful for the confidence placed in her when offences are confessed. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy I’ve brought you this,” and he placed the settlement on the tea-table, “it’s all right — you won’t understand a word of it. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle Special messengers and tithing-men had been sent out to scour the country for arms, who, as they returned, placed their prizes here under the care of the armourer-general. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Willa Cather He slipped away and returned carrying the case, which he placed on the table. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Sigmund Freud The construction which the biblical Joseph placed upon the dream of Pharaoh furnishes an example of this method. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

When, however, fortune so placed them that one or other must go to the wall, Captain Stanley Lake was awfully unscrupulous. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

This he conveyed through my room and placed on Nikola’s table. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

If you make up your mind that you would rather be placed under the care, say of Lady Knollys, I will endeavour all I can to effect it. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

It had been passed through the window, according to Inspector Date and others, and, when taken across the narrow path which bordered the river, had been placed in a waiting boat. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Victor Hugo They placed gibbets from point to point along the coast, as nowadays they do beacons. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

In this state I was carried back and placed on a bed, hardly conscious of what had happened; my eyes wandered round the room as if to seek something that I had lost. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Baldwin Spencer The meaning of the ceremony is simply, so they say, to imply that the youth is intrusted to them for the purpose of being initiated, with as little hesitation as the dirt is placed in their hands. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The officer seeing a case being placed in the carriage was about to make inquiry just as the coachman whipped up the horse. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

William Makepeace Thackeray The vehicle before us contained nineteen persons, half a dozen being placed in the receptacle called the well, and one clinging on as if by a miracle at the bar behind. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

He placed a large number of canoes in ambuscade among the tall reeds which fringed the southern shores of the lake, and caused piles, at the same time, to be driven into the neighbouring shallows. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Thomas Hardy He placed the candle on the corner of the dresser, took his hat from a nail, and joined the stranger in the porch, shutting the door behind him. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang Grettir placed his feet against the plank, and yielded not the least. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He has not been so placed as to be able to give. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

I believe these words to have been written by Carmel Cumberland.” Mr. Fox placed the pieces back in their envelope and laid the whole carefully away. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Bram Stoker I placed the child down carefully, and followed, but I could not find any further traces. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Thomas Hardy Fitzpiers saw in a moment that, having taken to open ground, she had placed herself at his mercy, and he promptly vaulted over after her. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

William Godwin Further to secure himself, he built a castle on the top of a high hill, called Dunsinnan, which was placed on such an elevation, that it seemed impossible to approach it in a hostile manner. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

A hundred yards farther on I found another wire cunningly placed on the edge of a small stream. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

One day, Providence placed in my hands all the letters which my father, the Count de Commarin, had written to Madame Gerdy during the time she was his mistress. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Early in the morning she polished up the samovar, made a fire in it, and filled it with water, and noiselessly placed the dishes on the table. Mother by Maksim Gorky

William Dampier If they are made for fishing then they are only 3 or 4 logs of light wood, of 7 or 8 foot long, placed by the side of each other, pinned fast together with wooden pins and bound hard with withes. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Joseph Furphy Good-bye, Collins. Safe Joumey.” I raised my wideawake to Folkestone, who again placed his glass in his eye, and stared at me wonderingly till we tore ourselves apart. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

A few bunches of withered herbs, a few antique vessels of bronze, placed carelessly on a wooden form, were all which that curious gaze could identify with the pursuits of the absent owner. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

On the day of his audience of the Shah, he would not sit on the ground, but insisted upon having a chair; then the chair was to be placed so far, and no farther, from the throne. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Arthur Conan Doyle I turned, placed my hat there, knocked it off, stooped to pick it up, and contrived to bring my nose within a foot of the gloves. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Anthony Trollope Great confidence was placed in Bunce on that occasion, and I have reason to believe that it was not misplaced. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell He placed them at Madame Heger’s school in July, 1842, not a month before the beginning of the GRANDES VACANCES on August 15th. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Wilkie Collins She returned to her chair — placed at its safe and significant distance from the chest. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Then the bag had been placed in the large safe and the latter locked with both our keys. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Anthony Trollope He owed it to himself to do so, and he owed it to the man whom he had certainly placed in his present position. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

From time to time he merely glanced in the direction of the mackerel placed on the corner of the chest of drawers. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

W. W. Jacobs Before going downstairs next morning he placed the revolver in his pocket, not necessarily for use, but as a demonstration of the lengths to which he was prepared to go. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

We often think that if we had been placed in the same difficulties which we see overwhelm others, we could have got out of them. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Wilkie Collins The room was obscurely lit by a shaded lamp, placed behind a screen that kept the sun out of the sick man’s eyes in the daytime. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anatole France When she saw that the name of “friend,” given to Robert on the first line, placed on the silvery paper, tinted itself like mother-of-pearl, a half smile came to her lips. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Jane Austen Frank Churchill placed a word before Miss Fairfax. She gave a slight glance round the table, and applied herself to it. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Wilkie Collins Still silent, he placed the letters on the table — and then he laid the signed paper beside them. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Ford Madox Ford He had just placed before her a small blue china plate that contained a little black caviare and a round of lemon; a small Sevres, pinkish, delicate plate that held the pinkest peach in the room. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Guy de Maupassant And abruptly, without reflection, he placed himself, helmet on head, in front of the window. Walter Schnaffs’ Adventure (L'Aventure de Walter Schnaffs) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Baldwin Spencer Some of this he consumed on the road, and the rest he offered to the Ulira lizard people, who declined it, so he placed it on the ground, a large stone now marking the spot. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I should be placed in an awkward position were my prosecution to fail. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

For this purpose he placed himself right in front of the binnacle, thus hiding completely the compass-card from the quarter-master at the wheel. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

John Locke Objection. “Knowledge placed in our ideas may be all unreal or chimerical. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Jane Austen At length the chaise arrived, the trunks were fastened on, the parcels placed within, and it was pronounced to be ready. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

George Gissing Seeing her hesitate, Will pointed steadily to a chair, and the good woman, much flurried, placed herself on the edge of it. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Walter Scott In one was placed a walnut-tree reading-desk, and a huge stuffed arm-chair, covered with Spanish leather. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

France for me!” Denys rose and placed his hand gracefully to his breastplate. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Leo Tolstoy Perhaps that is why Providence placed me in such a position. There are No Guilty People by Leo Tolstoy

Guy de Maupassan A servant soon entered and placed a lamp upon the mantel-piece. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassant Then I opened my powder-box, and put out the powder-puff, placed my fine towels over the water-jug, and a piece of new soap near the basin. The Rondoli Sisters by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Andrew Lang Then the hero flung his iron hammer at Chi-idea-moto, and, striking him, it knocked him helpless; so Makoma placed him in the sack, Woro-nowu, with the other great men that he had overcome. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He had gibbets placed outside his own palace, and himself conducted the executions. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Arbaces placed himself at the feet of Ione — and children, young and beautiful as Loves, ministered to the feast. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Elizabeth Gaskell The kind governess placed her pupil on the sofa, covered her feet up warmly, darkened the room, and then stole out on tiptoe, fancying that Ellinor would sleep. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

They enjoy by natural instinct only the things set in front of them and near them, not things placed afar off; and this without any alien force or motion. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Then the card is placed alphabetically in this index and when the patient comes again it doesn’t take two seconds for me to pick up all about him. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Ivan Turgenev Aratov placed himself at some distance from her, after exchanging the barest of greetings with her. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Andrew Lang He had, by order of his master, a flock-bed placed for him in a garret, where there was a number of rats and mice that often ran over the poor boy’s nose and disturbed him in his sleep. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Her experience of the unfortunate persons received at the Home was far from inclining her to believe in the innocence of a runaway girl, placed under circumstances of temptation. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

More and more enchanted by her assent, he drew the music-stool to the harpsichord, placed a chair beside her, and presently appeared lost in transport. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

D. H. Lawrence Geoffrey, on the stack above, received his great forkfuls, and swung them over to Maurice, who took them, placed them, building the stack. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan fitted his bow with a poisoned arrow, but D’Arnot placed a hand upon his arm. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell They were all gathered together at a little distance from the table, on which were placed a couple of cold chickens, a salad, and a fruit tart. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

The ear (which is placed high, and is well detached from the head) measures 3 feet and 5 inches from top to tip. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

He did not notice me as he went by, being too intent on his footing to look about him; but I was so placed that it was a minute or more before he passed out of sight round a bend in the path. My Fascinating Friend by William Archer

William Makepeace Thackeray The lovely Amethyst of course had fainted; but she recovered as she was placed in her carriage, and rewarded her preserver with a celestial smile. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

She had a wreath in her hand, which she placed upon my breast, and a white rose, which betokened innocence, which she placed within the wreath. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Charles Dickens The candles that lighted that room of hers were placed in sconces on the wall. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell Just feel how firmly he closes it;” and with her own weak fingers she opened his little red fist, and taking Miss Benson’s reluctant hand, placed one of her fingers in his grasp. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

H. G. Wells It was a very comfortable chair, and well placed under the light. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Benjamin Disraeli The doom of eternity, and the fortunes of life, cannot be placed in competition. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Anthony Trollope When the men were shown up into the room neither the bludgeon or the coat had been moved from the small table as Phineas had himself placed them there. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The storeroom was provided with them, and in special baskets Neb placed his collection of rhizomes, stone-pine almonds, etc. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Hardy Knight thought no more of the matter till, on entering his bedroom in the evening, he found the second myrtle placed upon his dressing-table as he had directed. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Victor Hugo A waste-pipe, placed at a certain height in the bath, prevented it from overflowing. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]