Phrases with "quickly"

Bram Stoker When a couple of hours had passed I heard something stirring in the Count’s room, something like a sharp wail quickly suppressed. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I bobbed down, sat on the sofa, and I heard him moving along the deck, quickly and confidently, first forward to the bows, where he stopped, then back to the companion amidships. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Thomas Wolfe George told the man to wait for them, that they would be back within thirty minutes, which McHarg quickly amended to fifteen. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Her figure was a little fuller and the soft curves of her body spoke now of a beauty ripening quickly to its most bewitching days. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

It was broad daylight, and they quickly discovered that the outlet to their retreat was beset. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

He was soon followed by Vespasian, and a boat was lowered as quickly as possible. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The sacristan was quickly found, however, and lost no time in disclosing the youthful Archangel, setting his divine foot on the head of his fallen adversary. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

And a key was introduced, the door quickly unlocked, and Uncle Silas entered. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D.H. Lawrence He quickly turned up the gas to a broad yellow flame, and sat down at table. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Jack London They quickly learned to leave him alone, neither venturing hostile acts nor making overtures of friendliness. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Anthony Trollope I made for myself therefore a little tablet, and found after a few days’ exercise that I could write as quickly in a railway-carriage as I could at my desk. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I printed the letters as quickly as anyone could wish. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I imagine all the men here have their mustaches stained from drinking their coffee too quickly in the morning. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

The tale was quickly told, but it awakened various trains of reflection. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

The question now was to get at his sketch-books as quickly as possible. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Thomas Hardy And yet, dearest,” he quickly added, observing now the remark had cut her, “I know you to be the most honest, spotless creature that ever lived. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Willa Cather He was an original, a queer stick, intelligent but whimsical and crochety, quickly prejudiced for or against people by trifling mannerisms. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Marjorie Bowen It was M. Santerre who opened the door this time, as quickly as if he had been in readiness, waiting behind the door. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Rudyard Kipling I never knew a man who could put a polish on young soldiers as quickly as Mulvaney can. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry James He said “Hallo!” and soothed her; but it was very quickly over. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

She counted the days as they passed, and looked wistfully at Wilmot, hoping that she would quickly bring tidings of the Lady’s departure. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Florence Dixie On receiving the young midshipman’s message the stranger leapt lightly on to the landing-stage and came quickly up the ladder. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

M. P. Shiel He, however, quickly enough came to the decision that at the least danger of capture for the Queen he would kill in quick succession the seven with him, Cobby to begin, then Sueela. . Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Anthony Trollope It quickly went through the whole household, in which among the servants there existed an opinion that Lord Hampstead ought to have been again sent for some days since. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry James I had a minute of surprise which, had it lasted another minute as surprise pure and simple, might almost as quickly have turned to something like chagrin. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

When that was done, I heard an order given, and willing hands pulled us quickly alongside. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

That afternoon of the Regatta, he came up the ladder quickly and stumbled smiling as he stepped down to the deck. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

His desire now was to get rid of them, to get them away from his sight quickly before he lost control of himself. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

The parties summoned quickly made their appearance, and, on seeing Gertrude, regarded her with an expression of surprise and uncertainty. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Sinclair Lewis Between the tombs, now and then, were lights that might have been villages, but they passed so quickly that Fred could not be certain that he had seen them. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

James Joyce He came back quickly along the colonnade towards the group of students. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

She glanced furtively towards the companion of her shame; then more quickly still away from him, as if realising only too well that, in that quarter, there was no promise of hope rekindled. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

I now know that this was Mr. Arthur. But I did not know it then, and I was frightened for the horse I had run off with, and so got out of the building as quickly as I could. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Augustine Birrell He forgets how quickly a reader grows tired. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Your paw-marks will be all over it,” and Benson laid it on the carpet as quickly as if it were a bar of red-hot iron. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle It would be done so quickly and so naturally, that I daresay the young man himself has no recollection of it. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Do you see?” The mother was aware that they were succumbing to the strength of her desire, and strove to induce them to give in as quickly as possible. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Directly I got into the road I bustled along quickly and it was with an intense sigh of relief that I finally settled myself in a corner of the Prospect tram. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

His sharpened senses quickly detected that subtle atmosphere of things-being-not-altogether-well that hangs over a stricken household. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

H.P. Lovecraft Of course, rest was an absurd thought amidst this excitement; and my only wish was to get to Lake’s camp as quickly as I could. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

He ran as quickly as he could, grasping the revolver, and unable yet to understand what was happening to him. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle My plans were quickly taken, but they were comprehensive. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

George Gissing Even within my recollection—how quickly things change!—no lady would have dreamt of permitting her daughter to take an engagement in a shop or any such place. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope Very quickly she withdrew it now. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Thomas Hardy That was a contingency he had never thought of, and it spurred him to write all the more quickly to her. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

How quickly the wheel of fortune swung over. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Henry James Do appoint a meeting as quickly as you can; come to London (I should like so much to visit the sights with you) or else let me come to you, wherever you are. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

James Joyce As soon as he was on the landing the man pulled a shepherd’s plaid cap out of his pocket, put it on his head and ran quickly down the rickety stairs. Dubliners by James Joyce

Now what’s behind this other door?” and with a quickly beating heart he turned the handle. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Andrew Lang The beggar scrambled to his feet, and without a pause walked quickly down the road that led northwards. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She dared not, however, let her thoughts wander and looked up quickly again. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

George Gissing It steamed into the station, and Glazzard’s eye, searching among the passengers who got out, quickly recognized a tall, thin figure. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

It now only remained for me to execute that task as thoroughly and as quickly as possible. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

Now what explanation do you give of Mr. Barrows’ death?” The suddenness of the attack brought the blood to my cheeks, while the necessity of answering drove it as quickly away. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope Once, perhaps, he did speculate how Florence should bear her honors as Lady Clavering, but this idea he swept away from his thoughts as quickly as he was able. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

His heart beginning to beat painfully again, he hastened with it into the house and quickly was at work with a chisel and hammer. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

She sat up in bed, quickly clothing her thoughts in words. Mother by Maksim Gorky

As for his temper, it varied from doubtful to bad, and from bad to worse, and when he was in a rage, which he quickly was, he was by no means an agreeable person to have to deal with. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope As quickly she lifted up her face, all covered as it was with tears, and endured the full weight of his gaze. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry James But she laid her hand quickly upon another form and with still greater decision wrote another message. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Andrew Lang The young man quickly entered the church, and saw a bird flying about, but he could not catch it. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gustave Flauber She leaped down quickly from her horse. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

She will be in the court-room — on the witness stand ——” “Doubtless,” I interjected; but his interruption came quickly and with vehement passion. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

He had given her lessons in French and German and been delighted with the proficiency she had so quickly acquired. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

He pushed it down with his foot and, the bubbles quickly subsiding, in a couple of minutes or so there was nothing to be seen. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Her bare ankle showed no scar, and covering it quickly up I took up her shoe. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James After he carried in ” Mrs. Beever stayed the phrase on Manning’s lips and quickly supplied her own. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Jack London But he quickly reconciled himself to Nulato. The long winter was coming on. Lost Face by Jack London

Alfred’s eye, quickly scanning the horizon, descried the roof of the boundary-rider’s hut still gleaming in the sunlight. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Then she turned her back upon it quickly and seated herself on the sofa, and placed a hand over her eyes as if to shade them, and remained so. The Shadows on the Wall by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Arthur Conan Doyle The loading of the waggons had been quickly accomplished, and the little drove of oxen gathered from a neighbouring field. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

But Flory will desert his friend quickly enough when the trouble begins. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Florence Dixie They quickly perceived me, and guessing what I wanted, immediately drew rein and waited for me to come up. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Anthony Trollope It is singular to see how completely he was cowed, and how quickly he recovered himself. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope The animals were quickly led over, the logs were replaced, and the two were again galloping through the forest. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Glenarvan and his friends hastened their steps, they knew how short the twilight is in this high latitude, and how quickly the night follows it. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Henry James Mrs. Headway, without advancing a step, put out a hand as if to draw her quickly closer. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Then the man turned about and flapped quickly along the path they had already travelled; his cudgel beat the ground with a sharp noise, and he did not once look back. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

The sun rose hot and coppery, with all prospects of another scorching day, but towards eight o’clock the sky clouded over quickly and a soft breeze began sighing up from the sea. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

James Joyce They lay, were read quickly and quickly slid, disc by disc, into the till. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

W. W. Jacobs His eyes gleamed coldly, and he snapped them quickly as he spoke. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

E. F. Benson His moods altered quickly enough and violently; it may have been that only. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

It seemed a bargain was quickly struck and the money passed over. The Hatton Garden Crime by Arthur Gask [1945]

It had begun by the exchange of a few recriminations, and it quickly reached stinging words, bitter allusions, and at last, even threats. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Theodore Dreiser It was interesting and strange to note how quickly the newspapers, and even the Citizens’ Municipal Reform Association, adopted the argument that Cowperwood was largely, if not solely, to blame. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Philip leant forward quickly and put his hand on hers, but she pulled it away. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

There were no passers-by, however, and she stepped down as quickly as possible. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

God bless you, Paul. Kiss me, dear old brother; we’ve been ——” Stooping, I kissed him on the forehead, on which the dews of death were quickly gathering. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

H. G. Wells With a wild cry M. Dupont closed in on Cedar but not quickly enough. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Theodore Dreiser He seemed to know so quickly where to go to get the money. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope The sale of political newspapers goes on so quickly in these cars that no such enforced distribution is necessary. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Her arrangements were made as quickly as her decision had been—or rather had appeared—slow; for this concerned those agile young men down town. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

John Galsworthy Dear Ann was very old, and the doctor was always saying —! And quickly she got out her handkerchief. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Thomas Hardy He poured it down the surgeon’s throat, with such effect that he quickly revived. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

E. T. A. Hoffmann The old gentleman quickly rose to his feet and called out, “Francis, Francis!” “Yes, my good Herr Justitiarius,” he replied from without. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Lupin said: “I don’t want to meet Cummings.” If he had gone out of the door he would have met him in the passage, so as quickly as possible Lupin opened the parlour window and got out. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Jules Verne Our imagination was kept at its height, interjections followed quickly on each other. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

D. H. Lawrence Then he went quite quickly by bending down and getting a little grip with his fingers, and going ridiculously as on four legs. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Bram Stoker We would then seek our way home as quickly as we could. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

D. H. Lawrence He kneeled on one knee, quickly gathering the best blossoms, moving from tuft to tuft restlessly, talking softly all the time. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

But he pulled them back again quickly and then took up his pen. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Maria Edgeworth She stepped forward; and to my surprise, and I believe to the surprise of everybody else, took mine, made a sign to her husband not to follow us, and walked quickly towards the house. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Julian Hawthorne So more than two years slipped away, and the child Swanhilda had grown to be a tall and graceful maiden; which seemed half a miracle, so quickly had the time passed. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Jack London This had saved me, for the jam had quickly become too dense for anything more than the mad gripping and tearing of hands. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She beckoned to Slattery, who stepped quickly forward. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Jack London The sting that followed upon the striking of his fingers against his leg ceased so quickly that he was startled, he had had no chance to take a bite of biscuit. Lost Face by Jack London

Now I will pass over, as quickly as possible, the happenings of the next few minutes, as there are special reasons which make it most uncomfortable for me to dwell upon them. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

G. K. Chesterton They leap so quickly upon the first point; they see so much more in it; and go off in a gallop of inference about it—so that they sometimes don’t notice the rest of the speech at all. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Her duty was to go home at once — to get across the Channel, if possible, as quickly as Miss Pew’s letter to her father. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her face was turned seaward, but at the sound of his footsteps she turned quickly round. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

William Hope Hodgson Turning quickly I saw that there was movement among an extraordinarily shaped mass of fungus, close to my elbow. The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson

Oblong iron rods are both drawn more quickly to a loadstone and cleave to it with greater obstinacy than round or square pieces, for the same reasons which we have proven in the case of the loadstone. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Henry James But he quickly showed his interest, though — as quickly afterwards struck him — with an absurd confusion of mind. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

They made no further resistance; and those on the water quickly followed the brigantines, which conveyed their captive monarch to land. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Sidney Colvin Besides the wish to push his own fortunes, a main motive of this resolve on George’s part was the desire to be in a position as quickly as possible to help, or if need be support, his poet-brother. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Now, keep still,” and almost as quickly as they had begun, the struggles ceased. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Marjorie Bowen She put the silk down quickly (there was a needle sticking into it and a spool of cotton lying on the chair beneath) and looked up at the portrait above the mantelpiece. Scoured Silk by Marjorie Bowen

Oscar Wilde He made no sign of recognition, and went on quickly in the direction of his own house. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Jules Verne Many foolish things had been said while under its influence, but also quickly forgotten. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He won everyone quickly with an exquisite consideration and a politeness that moved so fast and intuitively that it could be examined only in its effect. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The daylight was quickly dying away, and the city grew dark, amidst a livid shimmer, which imparted to the house-fronts a rusty tinge. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Ann Radcliffe His former fascinations, however, quickly returned, and again held him in suspension between love and vengeance. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Gustave Flauber But Aulus, quickly recovering after he had relieved his over-burdened stomach, was as eager to eat as before. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Walter Scott On repeating the challenge, he was instantly assailed by an adversary, whom he quickly unhorsed, and seized the reins of his steed. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Her only thought now was to get off the premises as quickly as she could. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Anthony Trollope That evening — the evening on which his sister wrote — the old man was much worse, and it was desirable that Mark should go off to Exeter as quickly as possible. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells When he reached the head of the clearing, he said something quickly to the bird-faced man and they both, with an entire lack of dignity, RAN! Bert was struck with an exasperating afterthought. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Not so Miss Carlyle. All who had approached her with the lovelorn tale, she sent quickly to the right-about. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Then bidding him good-bye, I bade him get out of the monastery as quickly as he could. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Bram Stoker You must make your conversation regarding my dear new country of England less interesting, so that I may not forget how time flies by us,” and with a courtly bow, he quickly left me. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Inspector Wedlake was in charge and, quickly put in possession of all the facts, he began to swear in true policeman fashion. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

His friends, Gavin Hamilton of Mauchline, Aiken and Ballantyne of Ayr, Muir and Parker of Kilmarnock, and others—all did their best to get the subscription lists quickly filled. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

His heart beat quickly at the possibilities which, all in a flash, he saw might now lie before him. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Anthony Trollope He kissed her however and patted her cheek, and then got out of the room as quickly as he could. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev Liza quickly wiped her tears and looked with a faltering smile at me. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

His mind always recoiled instinctively from the thought of death, and turned quickly to something else. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Sir Richard Burton Say quickly what hath happened. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Jules Verne The breath of the men condensed in the air, and passing quickly from a fluid to a solid state, fell round them in snow. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Guy de Maupassan The women arose quickly to go and see. The Moribund by Guy de Maupassan

Ivan Turgenev Father and son were both equally glad to see him at that moment; there are situations, however touching, from which one nevertheless wants to escape as quickly as possible. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Such a man comes quickly up to a total disregarding the truth of what he says, looking upon it as a trifle, a thing of no import, whether any story he tells be true or not. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Anatole France As soon as we had reached the opposite shore he quickly went on, and was soon lost in the darkness. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Henry James There!” he decisively cried to his daughter, whom he quickly rejoined and hustled on her course. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Madame de Sauve drew back quickly and with clever dissimulation; yet Catharine perceived it, and turned round just as the maid of honor was kissing Marguerite’s hand. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Pu Songling He quickly followed his companion. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

The same crimson flush mounted almost as quickly to Laura’s pale cheeks and brow. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Miles Franklin I grew very sick of this description of myself, but had quickly perceived that it was wiser to think what I said than to say what I thought. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

The old woman quickly made up to her, and, with a constrained voice of humility, said: ‘Ah! have you slept? You might have slept in bed: I told you so often enough last night. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Guy de Maupassant There also are formed lasting and serious ties more quickly than anywhere else. The Spasm (Le Tic) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Anthony Trollope But his weakness increased upon him very quickly just at that time. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Jacques Futrelle He was rather tall and slender, and a sinister black mask hid his face from the quickly raised eyes of the warden. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Anatole France He looked at her, passing her light fingers quickly through the gold ripples of her hair, while her face, hardened and bronzed by the shadow, took on a mysterious expression. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If I had not drawn back quickly he would have stopped my lips with a kiss. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

George Gissing With her hunger for kind and gentle words, she thought nothing of the character of the night, and that Sidney Kirkwood might reasonably be anxious to get over the ground as quickly as possible. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Thomas Wolfe He would scan the last line first, then with a rush of blood to his face he would plunge into it at once, devouring the whole of it as quickly as he could. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

At the same moment he switched on the lights and the car began quickly to glide away. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

The bung was unscrewed from the big oil drum, which filled quickly and with a soft gurgle disappeared for ever from human sight. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Andrew Lang He quickly slipped into the arbour and waited for the princess. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf The donkeys were advancing, and it was advisable to begin the descent immediately, for the night fell so quickly that it would be dark before they were home again. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Then he took in to whom the envelope was addressed and, quickly abstracting the letter, he read through it with gaping mouth and startled eyes. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Leaping quickly out of the water, he leaned against a rock, tightened his muscles, and braced himself against the impending charge. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle At that I drew myself up quickly by the iron bars and glanced in through the diamond-paned window. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Anthony Trollope The superintendent of the Carlisle police was there almost as soon as the others; and following him very quickly came the important gentleman who was at the head of the constabulary of the county. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim Peter walked rather quickly until he reached a bend in the wood, and overtaking his host, paused for a moment. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Andrew Lang It had all occurred so quickly that nobody had noticed the loss of the slipper, not even the princess, whom the king’s cries speedily brought to his side. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Once having made up her mind, she acted quickly and that same afternoon spoke to the matron. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Percy Bysshe Shelley They quickly arrived at its borders: it was not a wood, but an immense forest, which stretched southward as far as Schauffhausen. They advanced into it. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Andrew Lang When it got quite near her it neighed loudly, and galloped past her so quickly that in a moment it was out of her sight. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Is it all right?” She sat up quickly and scrutinised his face. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle The it went awa’ as quickly and as sudden as it came. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

Then Uta bade the messenger come quickly to her. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

George Gissing But Jasper was walking quickly away, his head bent, in profound meditation. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Unfortunately he had spoken to his brother in what he now felt to have been exaggerated terms of his passion for Mary Bonner, and he himself was aware that that malady had been quickly cured. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Edith Wharton She sat huddled in an arm-chair near the stove, and when I came in she turned her head quickly toward me, without the least corresponding movement of her body. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Henry James Being stout and powerful she quickly got the better of him, and pressed him to her ample bosom in a long, dumb embrace. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

He waited one minute — two — and the boat was now settling down so quickly in the water that in another sixty seconds almost, he reckoned, he would be able to slip over without being seen. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

G. K. Chesterton He got to his feet quickly and said: “Is anything the matter?” “No,” said the great detective; “nothing is the matter. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Henry James Pemberton quickly learned however that her grief was not for the loss of her dinner, much as she usually enjoyed it, but the fruit of a blow that struck even deeper, as she made all haste to explain. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

Guy de Maupassan I drank four glasses of mild champagne, one after the other, as quickly as I could, but it did not quench my thirst. Mad by Guy de Maupassan

I walked as quickly as I could, but when I got as far as the water-meadows my strength and breath gave way. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Lady D—— here suggested the possibility of his labouring under the hallucinations of a fever; but to this Lady Ardagh quickly replied: ‘Oh! no, no! Would to God I could think it. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She’s a plain, woebegone creature if ever I saw one, but I hear she had all the money, and, of course, a bit of cash gets a plain girl off as quickly as a pretty one. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Anthony Trollope He walked as quickly as he could up the hill, and rang the bell at Miss Marrable’s house. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The athaleb, eager to be off, raised himself quickly in the air, and soon our late resting-place was far behind. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Anthony Trollope Then he got up, acting on the spur of the moment got up quickly and suddenly, and began to bid her adieu. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

These enabled him to reach a projecting pinnacle that concealed portion of the orifice above them, and he quickly afterwards threw down a quantity of rubbish into the cave and got still higher. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

It then became the quarry from which Fostât was built; and as the new city rose on the eastern bank, the people of Memphis quickly abandoned their ancient capital to desolation and decay. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Willa Cather As she turned quickly away, the train of her velvet dress caught the leg of his broadcloth trousers and dragged with a friction that crackled and threw sparks. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Jules Verne Besides, the fact was that no other conveyance could take him so quickly either to Perm or Kasan. It would be better, then, to wait for the steamer, which would enable him to regain lost time. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

He opened it quickly and held up to the astounded gaze of Detective Naylor a beautiful light brown sable choker. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Thomas Hardy Finding that the evening seemed louring, yet indisposed to go back and hire a vehicle, he went on quickly alone. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Him shalt thou have, and him shalt thou quickly miss; and Atli the king shalt thou wed; and thy brethren shalt thou lose, and slay Atli withal in the end. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

H. G. Wells I used to cut into their room and out of it again as quickly as I could. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Abbe Midon had counselled them to reach Turin as quickly as possible. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Though there was a good moon showing, Croupin can give no accurate description of him, as he ran off much too quickly for him to get near him. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

You have no idea how quickly they give way to the poison of that sort of thing. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Zona Gale Almost as quickly as those strange fumes had arisen they were dissipated. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

And I’m certain Linton would recover quickly if he had me to look after him. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

George Gissing Mrs. Vissian quickly put down her work, and, with a bright look, went from the room. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang I told the groom to be silent, and when next Gul took a horse from the stable to saddle another quickly and bring it to me. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang