Phrases with "placed"

The princess was placed on a throne of gold near her father, and there was a beautiful carpet spread for Owney to stand upon while he answered her questions. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

It was a Roman blunder which placed it there before. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Anna Katherine Green For a moment I stood dumbfounded at the position in which my recklessness had placed me. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Henry James He was half irritated, half depressed; he had an insufferable feeling of having been placed in the wrong, in spite of his excellent cause. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Logically speaking, the peer and the commoner should have been placed on the same footing. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

They found that the table had been cleared, the coins were all back in the teapot, and that and the spoons were where they had themselves placed them. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

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]

Wilkie Collins Herr Grosse was reading the Mayonnaise. I placed Lucilla close by me, and took her hand. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Guy de Maupassan Georges placed Suzanne’s hand upon his arm to pass through the church with her. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Francis Bacon It is also said that cinnamon and other perfumes retain their scent longer when placed near sinks and foul-smelling places because they refuse to come out and mingle with stenches. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Mark Twain He took out his sycamore scroll and placed it by the candle. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Baldwin Spencer After the Alatunja, who had previously had charge of them, had brought them into camp, they were placed in the store of the Panunga and Bulthara men at one end of the Engwura ground. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jacques Futrelle I was instantly placed under arrest for murder—the murder of this man I had never seen—the real diamond master, the man who achieved it all. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

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 jailer was the first to enter; he placed upon the table the provisions, which the kind-hearted governor called dainties, and then left the room. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

And so she had dropped into the workhouse, from which Mr. J—— had taken her, to be placed in charge of the very house which she had rented as mistress in the first year of her wedded life. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Virginia Woolf Humbly and gaily she collected the twigs and straws out of which the nest was to be made and placed them neatly together. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Samuel Johnson He then petulantly placed himself between the company and the fire, and soon after kicked down the table. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

George Gissing Here, in a deep cane chair, which was placed by the open window, sat John Yule. He was completely dressed, save that instead of coat he wore a dressing-gown. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

But four more years were to elapse before the central figure was ready to be placed under its starry canopy. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Elizabeth Gaskell They placed him right before the reading-desk, where his blackened face nodded a drunken, stupid assent to all that Mr. Redhead said. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Charles Dickens Her strange companion placed her in a chair, and stooping down before the half-extinguished ashes, raked them together and fanned them with his hat. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

A given object is placed in the hands of the medium, and from contact with that object he or she is enabled to describe events, persons, and scenes germane to the object’s past history. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope The key of the old desk was under her pillow, and she placed her hand on it the moment that she awoke. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe I placed my hand upon the heart and held it there many minutes. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

Wilkie Collins Amelia placed her on a chair in the hall, and told the cook to open the front door, and let in the fresh air. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Isabella Bird In one part of this cemetery there are several hundred graves of children, and these, with most others of children of the poorer class, have toys in glass cases placed upon them. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Samuel Johnson It must be placed where the wind cannot act upon it with violence, because it has no cement; and where the water will run easily away, because it has no floor but the naked ground. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Jules Verne Do you accept this condition?” Then things took place on board which, to say the least, were singular, and which ought not to be seen by people who were not placed beyond the pale of social laws. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

I rolled up the sketch, and without quite knowing why, placed it in my pocket. August Heat by W. F. Harvey

It seemed incredible that a wholly innocent man could, by any possibility, be placed in such a situation. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

William Henry Bragg They excite emergence β rays in sheets of metal laid on the paper, or incidence β rays in plates laid on top of the chamber when such sheets or plates are placed into position. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Intellectually she had no great pretensions; but these she did not need: her character was irreproachable, her manners were polished, and her own income placed her far above all mercenary temptations. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Marjorie Bowen Suddenly, with a start of recollection, it occurred to him anew that he had been placed apart. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

The same thing is shown by a small terrella placed in the same way above a larger. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Madame Reuter placed herself at the table opposite to me. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Wilkie Collins There were two little moles placed close together on the left side of the neck, in my description of the unknown lady, and there were no little moles at all when you looked at Miss Bygrave’s neck. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Gissing There were only two chairs in the room; the table had to be placed so that the bed could serve for sitting. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins It was written in a tone of somewhat elaborate cordiality; but the practical advantages which it placed at Frank’s disposal were beyond all doubt. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Baldwin Spencer The result was a great mop, calling to mind, on a small scale, that of many Papuans. Then he placed on her forehead a curious chaplet. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Walter Scott He commanded lights to be placed in the lower chamber, which for a time he paced in silence. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Washington Irving The governor now placed his arm akimbo, with his hand resting on the hilt of his Toledo, fixed his eye upon the soldier, and gently wagging his head from one side to the other. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

At the same instant Aramis placed his sword point on the breast of his fallen enemy, and forced him to ask for mercy. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

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

It occurred to me that the conspirators would want seats, so I placed two cases at the edge of the heap, that they might not be tempted to forage in the interior. Prester John by John Buchan

Jane Austen I saw her placed in comfortable lodgings, and under proper attendants; I visited her every day during the rest of her short life: I was with her in her last moments. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Victor Hugo The queen was then at Windsor — a circumstance which placed a certain distance between the intrigues of the court and the public. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Jules Verne Bell had managed to make a tolerably level floor with planks and spars; the stiffened cushions and hammocks were placed round the stove to thaw, and were soon fit for use. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

We passed through the wood till we came amongst the shrubs, where I placed them to be out of harm’s way; and the fire, which was now nothing but cinders, was of no inconvenience to them. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

I should say, if we had been placed rear to rear, that the top of my head would have reached somewhere about the middle of his back. Capturing a Convict by Richard Marsh [1893]

Arnold Bennett He placed the step-ladder against the shelves, climbed up, and began to finger volumes and parcels of volumes. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anatole France He placed it in the rack with great care, among the elegant bags enveloped with gray cloth, beside which it looked conspicuously sordid. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Wilkie Collins How long has he been here?” Lucilla did not, at first, appear to be much interested in the purely practical view of the question which I had just placed before her. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

This is Santa Maria in Calanca. One can see at once that it must be an important place for such a district, but it is strange why it should be placed so high. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Jules Verne He felt for the tufts and grass and shrubs able to afford a foothold; tried them and then placed Lady Helena’s foot on them. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Then Dominique placed himself in front of Francoise. He had not yet fired a shot; he held his gun in his hand but was unable to approach the windows, which were altogether occupied by the soldiers. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Victor Hugo For him in all creation there was absolutely no other basis to rest on but the little piece of ground where he placed his heel, ground hard and cold to his naked feet. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Wonderful is the power of a gift! Browne carried the bag, he had given Katherine that morning, down to the cab with his own hands, and without being asked to do so, placed it on the seat beside her. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Accordingly, I placed my rifle against the axle, sprang upon the box of the waggon wheel, vaulted over, and ran as hard as I could go towards the victim of the accident. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

He crossed himself piously, sat down on a sack of wool and placed the ham on a box at his side, measuring it with his vacant eyes. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Susanna Rowson Montraville placed me here, and promised to defray all my expenses: but he has forgot his promise, he has forsaken me, and I have no friend who has either power or will to relieve me. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Walter Scott It was thou, then, that stole away my pretty prize, but left me something so much prettier in my mind, that, had it not made itself wings to fly away with, I would have placed it in a cage of gold. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Bram Stoker With a swift glance around the room, he at once laid out our plan of attack, and without speaking a word, with a gesture, placed us each in position. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anna placed a small lantern on the table and the light fell on the handsome bearded Jaeger’s face as he leaned lovingly above his instrument. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Benjamin Disraeli Iduna placed her hand upon the lock. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

He concluded by saying that he placed his feeble influence at her majesty’s command. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

He would have blazed away like a torch if anyone had placed a lighted match close to his mouth. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I shuddered at his touch, but he held me fast and placed me in the boat. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Besides, we weren’t ten years old before we had agreed on that! And, we have stuck to it, madame, we have stuck to it!” He placed one hand upon his heart, with fingers wide apart. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Mallow took Juliet down and placed her in a cab. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Myers must decidedly be placed in the former class, though his powerful use of analogy enabled him also to do work after the fashion of the latter. Memories and Studies by William James

This prophecy, as she called it, she had written down and had placed it in an envelope. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Their brave young commander fled with a few followers only to Cuzco, where he was instantly arrested by the magistrates whom he had himself placed over the city. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

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

Louis Pasteur A glass measuring-tube containing mercury was now placed with its open end over the point of the exit-tube under the mercury in the trough, so that no bubble might escape. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Isabella Bird It did not look like a wan flat surface, placed flat upon a watery sky, but like a large radiant sphere hanging in space. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Gustave Flauber There were topazes from Mount Zabarca to avert terrors, opals from Bactriana to prevent abortions, and horns of Ammon, which are placed under the bed to induce dreams. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Wilkie Collins She had betrayed a very perceptible agitation on hearing the letter referred to, and on having it placed in her hands. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

The superintendent terminated his speech by opening a drawer, and taking from it four rouleaux, which he placed before D’Artagnan. The Gascon opened one. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope It seems to me that all these troubles have come upon the States because they have not placed high men in high places. North America by Anthony Trollope

Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your own thoughts; you will receive that which you earn; no more, no less. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was clearly the result of many lamps placed systematically all over the building. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

She placed me in the corner of the sofa, and I spent the afternoon in her conversation, with the greatest pleasure in the world. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

George Gissing Having snatched a pillow and placed it beneath Marian’s head, she rushed to the door and called loudly for her husband, who in a moment appeared. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins Perry chose the front-room, placed on the other side of the cottage, next to the two smaller apartments occupied by Hester and her maid. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Upon this was placed a magnificent wineglass of the rarest manufacture, a very handsome knife, and a plate of the finest porcelain. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Guy de Maupassan It belongs to me, does it not, as it is my arm?” And he took and placed it between his feet. At Sea by Guy de Maupassan

One day when watching a small column of these ants, I placed a little stone on one of the ants to secure it. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Comprehending the king’s anger, he drew his sword, and, approaching Louis XIV. respectfully, he placed it on the table. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Ivan Turgenev Sanin placed himself beside her. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Victor Hugo Having done so, he placed the phial on the stove, and exclaimed, — “I’m thirsty, if you like!” He looked into the pot. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Taking the envelope so filled to the hotel already referred to, I placed it at the opening chapters of Isaiah in the Bible, as described. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Guy de Maupassant All of them have something, a flower or, a jewel, a crease in the dress or a curve of the lip, which one feels to have been placed there for effect by the artist. A Portrait (Un portrait) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

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]

D’Artagnan, placed in line with his company, saluted with an expressive gesture his three friends, whose eyes soon discovered him, and M. de Treville, who detected him at once. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The dreadful chasm at whose bottom the portal of ebony was placed began to appear at a distance; it looked like a black streak that divided the plain. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

Anthony Trollope If it were any other man circumstanced just like you are, and any other girl placed like Mary, you would be the first to say that the man was behaving badly. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott Neither was it the first time that Isaac had been placed in circumstances so dangerous. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

George Elio The candle, placed high up, shed a soft light down on the one object she cared to see. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Wilkie Collins My dear sir, make yourself quite easy on that point — it will be placed in MY hands. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Herman Melville His servant sustained him, and drawing a cordial from his pocket placed it to his lips. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

The inevitable result follows that Vesalius is placed at issue not only with “the divine man,” but also with all those who for thirteen centuries had unquestioningly followed him. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Anthony Trollope The numbers going the wrong way is only an indication that the letters were wrongly placed by Grævius. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Rafael Sabatini She opened it and took from one of its shelves an earthenware jar, placed there so as to receive the slightest breeze. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Jack London Sometimes the body is placed on the shelf which serves as a pantry for their food. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Having selected some stems which had firmly clasped a stick by their petioles, and having placed a bell-glass over them, I traced the movements of the young flower — peduncles. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Marie Corelli And though she longed to gather the flower for herself she would not do so, but always placed it before the picture of the Christ. And God saw her do this, as He sees everything. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

And as the lackey carried a torch in his hand, he placed himself between the superintendent and the bishop of Vannes, so that both of them could read at the same time. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins The pattern is made of leaves, with birds placed among them, at intervals. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

A few poles placed across the doorway partially closed it, but some of the smallest pigs got through, and were rooting and grunting amongst our baggage all night. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Wilkie Collins The suspended interest of the situation in which we were now placed was slowly asserting its influence even on HIS unimaginative mind. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins I thought he was about to hand the letter to me, but, apparently changing his mind, he placed it by itself on the table, settled himself in his chair, and silently waited to hear what I had to say. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry James I should make violent love to you,” he added, laughing, “if I thought you were so placed as not to be offended by it. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Moore placed his hand a moment on his young cousin’s shoulder, stooped, and left a kiss on her forehead. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

The rare days on which he worked, he placed a bottle of brandy beside his blacksmith’s vise, gulping some of it down every half hour. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Gertrude Stein THE WEDDING It is not for nothing that the row placed quantity without grinding. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Daniel Defoe But I placed all to the account of my ill fortune, and that under this name I was dealt with as an old offender, though this was the first thing they had ever known of me. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Akebia quinata (Lardizabalaceae), placed in hothouse, moves against the sun. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

As soon as the appointment was made, he paid a visit to Francis Bacon. “Master Bacon,” he said, “the Queen hath denied me yon place for you, and hath placed another. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

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]

Ann Radcliffe Busts of Horace, Ovid, Anacreon, Tibullus, and Petronius Arbiter, adorned the recesses, and stands of flowers, placed in Etruscan vases, breathed the most delicious perfume. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Flowers were often placed inside the coffin, but there were seldom wreaths; the fashion for those came later. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

At that centre let a short, slender versorium (its other end being rather sharp and elongated like a pointer) be placed in æquilibrio on a suitable pin. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Wilkie Collins The next flight of steps, turning in the reverse direction, was faintly illuminated, like the hall below, by one oil-lamp, placed in some invisible position above us. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

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

Walter Scott In short, all that sort of defence which the royal household possesses within itself, seemed, for some hasty and urgent reason, to have been placed under arms, and upon duty. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

I placed it there on the chance — we must always allow for chance — that Bowring would have his fortune told. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

George Meredith His powers were placed in evidence by her not daring to utter a sarcasm, which was possibly the main cause of her burning fretfulness. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Jules Verne Aupic and the two Norwegian sailors jumped from their beds and placed themselves behind him. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Katherine Mansfield When I come on the stage I wait for one moment and then I have the sensation as though something struck me here,”—she placed her hand upon her collar brooch—“and. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Walter Scott He declared that he thought he could not know this Madge Wildfire, if placed before him in a different dress, but that he believed he might recognise her voice. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Arnold Bennett She worshipped God under the form of respectability, but she did worship God. Like all religious votaries she placed religion above morality; hence her chicane, her inveterate deceit and self-deceit. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Vaculos placed a chair by her side and poured out a glass of water. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

As soon as the table was cleared, a bucket was placed upon it, to serve as a stand for the rum-keg, which was presently hoisted into its place surrounded by all the tin pots they could find. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Thomas Hardy Waggon-loads of boxes containing bright plants in full bloom were being placed about, and the great staircase was covered with red cloth. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

I sat in the corner farthest from the stage—the front row, of course—and I placed them on the support. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

The last who bade farewell was Jolanka. She approached with downcast eyes, holding in her small white hands an embroidered cockade, which she placed on his breast. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Jules Verne The Nautilus easily avoided the breakers of Money to port and the Victoria reefs to starboard, placed at 130° long. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

The doctor forced a little brandy through the locked lips, and between them Rorie and he placed her in the saddle. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Baldwin Spencer The hot, powdered wood falls amongst some tinder placed in the cleft. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing Hubert placed her gently in the chair and knelt beside her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

I placed her arm in mine, but she did not lean on it. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Thirteen chairs were placed round it. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

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 he made his business known to them, the picture was withdrawn from the window and placed before him. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

D’Artagnan then approached the king, and taking a piece of money out of his pocket, he placed it in the king’s hands, saying, ”This is the medal your majesty alludes to. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Squire placed it to the archer’s lips and he took a hearty pull at it. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Owing to its being placed far back, beyond the narrow slit before mentioned as serving the bushrangers for a chimney, they were much more at ease. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

I placed the plate on the table, saying: “Eat.” “Shut the door. In the World by Maksim Gorky

But the next day he placed M. on the side opposite to myself. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Francis Bacon I understand it, that the song be in quire, placed aloft, and accompanied with some broken music; and the ditty fitted to the device. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Wilkie Collins A bench was placed against one of the walls. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Mme Gabin lifted her, placed her in a dilapidated armchair near the fireplace and proceeded to comfort her. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Walter Scott Four dishes of silver, with covers of the same metal, smoked on the table; and three seats were placed for the company. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Squatting on his haunches, he turned over a heap of leaves with his hands, disclosing a thick root, close to which were placed two bricks deeply embedded in the ground. In the World by Maksim Gorky

He placed his hand over his heart and dropped unceremoniously into an armchair. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

D’Artagnan and Cahusac sprang forward at the same instant, the one to recover, the other to obtain, the sword; but d’Artagnan, being the more active, reached it first and placed his foot upon it. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Guy de Maupassan When he placed his foot on the steps in front of the chateau, M. de Meroul said to him with a certain friendly solemnity: “Now you are at home. A Lively Friend by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins A clock was placed on the mantel-piece of the room, but not in a position in which he could see it, as he now lay. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Caroline Lamb Yet once, in the hope of dissuading his savage mistress from her bloody purpose, he placed the infant in her arms, and bade her take pity on its helpless innocence. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

James Joyce A sombre Y.M.C.A. young man, watchful among the warm sweet fumes of Graham Lemon’s, placed a throwaway in a hand of Mr Bloom. Heart to heart talks. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Sidney Colvin Imagine the worst dog-kennel you ever saw, placed upon two poles from a mouldy fencing. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Meredith And who, calling her his own, could be placed in second rank among the blissful! Mr. Radnor could rationally say that he was made for happiness; he flew to it, he breathed, dispensed it. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Then he placed me on a chair beside him, and sitting down himself, told me to recollect myself, and tell him distinctly all I had seen. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope The man was there, of course, in time, but Harry made himself angry because he could not get the carriage so placed that Lady Ongar might be sure of stepping into it without leaving the platform. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Von Arnim Do I deserve to be placed in Minora’s list of disagreeable people side by side with Irais? Certainly not. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

It was in that situation then that Yanaki placed the Turk’s head, putting it as near, cheek by jowl, with the Jew’s, as the hurry of the case would allow. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

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]

James Joyce Father Conmee at the altarrails placed the host with difficulty in the mouth of the awkward old man who had the shaky head. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Thomas Hardy By no stretch of meaning could any but a harmless construction be placed upon a single one of the letters themselves. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Henry Handel Richardson Then, he did what on the way there, he had imagined himself doing: laid his head on her lap, and himself placed her hands on his hair. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Before stowing the hides, as I have said, the ballast is levelled off, just above the keelson, and then loose dunnage is placed upon it, on which the hides rest. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Wilkie Collins He was suddenly lifted from the ground, placed in a chair, and bound there hand and foot. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Leon Trotsky A box in the Grand theatre was placed at their disposal. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Oscar Wilde He placed his foot on it and put it out. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Bram Stoker When the toy horse was placed in the Dauphin’s cell the children were exchanged, the little king having also been drugged for the purpose. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Oscar Wilde A copy of the third edition of The St. James’s Gazette had been placed on the tea-tray. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Wilkie Collins He confusedly described his singular interview of the previous evening with Mrs. Lecount, and, taking the folded paper from his pocket, placed it in the captain’s hand. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H.P. Lovecraft These we placed in the cellar during the day, screening the windows with paper and planning to return in the evening for our first vigil. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Andrew Lang The kind of pyramid with a figure at top (8) is a mountain, on which, when the flood came, Manabozho placed his grandmother to be out of the water’s way. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim Felix walked into the hall-porter’s office and scribbled a few words on half a sheet of paper, which he placed in an envelope and carefully sealed. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Had Mr. Longcluse ever felt happier? Mr. Longcluse placed the little oval enamel, set in gold, in Miss Arden’s fingers, and held the lamp beside her while she looked. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Jones placed her tenderly in a chair, and there stood bewildered by her side. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Wilkie Collins Lucilla? No; the old nurse entering on tiptoe, with a face of mystery, and a finger confidentially placed on her lips. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

There was some little fat about him; it took some time to cut up the meat into strips, which were hung on sticks and placed in tiers in the pyramidal smoke-house. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Edith Wharton Mr. Bart dropped into a chair, and sat gazing absently at the fragment of jellied salmon which the butler had placed before him. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

He went out and ordered what was needful from the restaurant; he placed the small guéridon and two chairs in the balcony outside the French window under the screening vines. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Victor Carrington placed the pistol once more in his breast, and for some time stood quite motionless gazing oh the river. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Oscar Wilde A spotted handkerchief had been placed over the face. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Wilkie Collins She will give it to Professor Stein, immediately on his return to Wurzburg; together with these instructions, which will be placed in the box along with the keys. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

The person who holds the confession will not open the sealed envelope in which it is placed unless something happens to Miss Moon or to myself. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Isabella Bird There was no bill of fare, but a long list of wines and spirits was placed by each plate. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Finally he lifted it off and placed it gently on the edge of the table, not thinking to spread it over his knees. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

H. G. Wells He placed it in the thin streak of daylight, and its luminousness was almost immediately restored. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

Anatole France You may recognize me, Therese, by the statuettes on the plank placed on my head. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Andrew Lang She placed the full dishes on the table, sat down opposite the gray-haired man, and ate till her hunger was appeased. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft Taking a pocket flash light from my valise, I placed it in my trousers, so that I could read my watch if I woke up later in the dark. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Robert Louis Stevenson That night they placed no sentinel, but lay altogether about the fire, in the customary woodman fashion, the heads outward, like the spokes of a wheel. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

He placed himself in the lead, his wooden sword still in hand, and solemnly directed the march, conforming his pace to theirs and occasionally turning as if to see that his forces did not straggle. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Conan Doyle He vowed that he was the only man whom Captain Sharkey had ever placed under an obligation. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]