Phrases with "racing"

It was not as if Gordon had been a racing motorist or a professional footballer. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

H. G. Wells And the balloon, released from the twenty-five stone or so of Mr. Butteridge and his lady, was rushing up into the sky at the pace of a racing motor-car. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Abraham Merri Over his shoulder I saw a gleaming pillar racing along the moon path toward us. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Radclyffe Hall Damn it all, you were glad enough of my help when I found you practically starving in New York — but now you’re for ever racing off with that girl. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Rudyard Kipling The City of the Houyhnhnms was specklessly cleancleaner than any stable, racing or private, that he had been into. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

It was Brian, who almost lived in his boat, and who had caught sight of her in the distance, and followed at racing speed. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Florence Dixie Often as children we have read about and discussed a prairie fire, and Maeva always told me that she would like nothing better than to be racing one. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Virginia Woolf The fact that she would be late in keeping her engagement with William was not the only reason which sent Katharine almost at racing speed along the Strand in the direction of his rooms. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

He knew well who the archdeacon was, and now to hear him talking so familiarly of racing matters surprised him immensely. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

A fleet of sampans came racing out to meet the ship, propelled by coal-black men with lips stained redder than blood by betel juice. Burmese Days by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton The racing forests stood rigid. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

And all the old love, the old longing,   Broke out in the breasts of the boys, The visions of racing came thronging   With all its delirious joys. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

He knew no more about racing than I knew of Chinese. Next morning I woke with a bad taste in my mouth and a feeling that I had probably a bout of malaria due me. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Arthur Morrison But when he turned to face the judge again he had forgotten the time, and crowded trivialities were racing through the narrow gates of his brain once more. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Conan Doyle My mind was filled with racing thoughts. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Edith Wharton Her imagination, racing backward over the last weeks and months, scrutinized one after another the feminine faces in their group, trying to recall some significant glance or word of Vance’s. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Well, given I had confederates, who were they most likely to be? Why, racing people, of course. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

It was only for an instant, for the next he saw she had turned and was racing down the slope, jumping the little scrogs of hazel like a deer. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Three men had it and were racing towards the Uldale goal. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope He generally owned a racing colt or two, and attended meetings; but was supposed to know what he was about, and to have kept safely the five or six thousand pounds which his father had left him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

It came to me with a great pang that my racing career was nearly over. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

D. H. Lawrence A flash and a splash and he saw the humped back of what was probably Ciccio going by at a great pace on the low racing machine. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

The Burmans were already racing past me across the mud. Collected Essays by George Orwell

The day of the Great Steeplechase was near at hand and we had got Moonlight Maid well up to racing pitch. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman All our young folks are? racing and chasing to break the record; to do more work, better work, new work. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

In this babel of noises I could distinguish the words “Kill him!” “Wa’m his hide!” and so forth; and, looking up the street, I saw what seemed to be the whole male population racing down it. The Fourth Estate by Ambrose Bierce

And you are racing about the country after rebellious peasants. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The racing interested her vastly — she won a couple of sweepstakes too, by the way — yet all day she curbed her wild excitement with complete success. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

He looked a moment at his “unsteadfast footing,” then let his gaze wander to the swirling water of the stream racing madly beneath his feet. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

The hands were thrilling for the order, and the great sail came with a run, and fell half overboard among the racing foam. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Edgar Rice Burroughs They followed him, racing through the trees, for a long distance, but finally one by one they abandoned the chase and returned to the scene of the tragedy. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

You a racing man? Going to Goodwood? Oh, well, perhaps — No. Well, I expect you and — and our friend here —” somehow one didn’t want to rub in the fact of Grant’s inspectorship. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Virginia Woolf And here, released by Candish, racing across the lawn with a fleck of foam on the nostril, came his dog. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Anthony Trollope Send a messenger so that he may understand that you have abandoned racing altogether. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

T. E. Lawrence Auda was beside him, and I skirmished about their gravities on Naama, ‘the hen-ostrich’, a racing camel and my last purchase. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope I have told you about my racing experiences. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Lord! But they’re racing in earnest — and down goes Recruit on his head, Rolling clean over his boy — it’s a miracle if he ain’t dead. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Thomas Hughes From supper until nine o’clock, three fags taken in order stood in the passages, and answered any præpostor who called Fag, racing to the door, the last comer having to do the work. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Ivan Turgenev But we were already racing along the street bareheaded, David in advance and I a few paces behind him, and behind us the clatter and uproar of pursuit. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

He had brought with him a small pair of Sir Roger’s racing glasses and could pick out most clearly the last bungalow, which he knew to be the one he was wanting, about a mile and a half away. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Anthony Trollope Then had come Tifto and the racing mania. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George MacDonald Others were mounted on different kinds of deer, and would have been racing all the way had I not prevented it. Lilith by George MacDonald

E. F. Benson He woke suddenly into full consciousness, with the din of some appalling explosion of thunder in his ears, and sat up in bed with racing heart. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

He was a well-known racing man, Bob Hales by name, and I had good reason to remember him. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Meredith It’s a scandal to the Turf. There’s an end of racing in England. It’s up. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

And up the brown racing water came the fish, flashing silver in the light as they leaped over the broken ledges of rock and up the narrow sluicing current between the boulders. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Arthur Conan Doyle Second Lieutenant Peterkin was young and small and newly joined, but he was as keen as a razor edge, with the wits of a racing tout of 50 crammed into a boy’s body. A Regimental Scandal by Arthur Conan Doyle

He was middle-aged and looked like an exercise boy from a racing stable. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

George Gissing My son? What had my son to do with it? Why, didn’t I know that Charles was a racing and betting man, and a notorious bookmaker? You can imagine what sort of a feeling that gave me. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

The racing was quite good that afternoon, but the hurdles and the steeplechase interested me most, no doubt because in my youthful days I had often schooled horses over the jumps. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

So I knew he must be pretty smart, but before racing him in public, I determined to get a line to see how he compared with the general run of South Australian horses. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Abraham Merri And after them, like a log in a racing current, we, too, dipped beneath the faintly luminous vapors. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

F. Scott Fitzgerald For a while there was no communication between themeach was racing away from the other, breathing only insofar as there was blue space ahead, a sky not seen by the other. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Clearly, he concluded, it was the racing officials who were shielding me and they ought to be shown up. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle The elves from the wood appear to be chiefly engaged in racing across the field, though no other purpose appears to be served by their speed or presence. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Miles Franklin At length, peeping between the logs of the sty, I saw Mr. Grayling departing at racing speed guiding his intractable horse safely along the difficult track. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Then they would scamper along; the dog with his thin body almost touching the ground, racing and frightening the rabbits, which shot across the road swift as bullets. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Presently a male came racing toward the field, shouting excitedly. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Sinclair Lewis So Effie became pale with longing to see her boy; Polo took to straight Bourbon, which is not good for a taxi-driver racing to catch trains. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope And then they were in some degree neighbours, each possessing a small property in Berkshire. Sir Francis had bought his now some years since for racing purposes. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Steele Rudd It wasn’t because Dad was a racing man or subject to turf hallucinations in any way that he thought of preparing Bess for the meeting. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

He was now past the half-way line, a little distance ahead of one of the Clausons, with no colleague near him, and with Charvill racing to intercept him. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

I was full of courage, but my experience of racing had been so very meagre that I knew I would feel more confident if I were free from the other horses for the first jump. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

He expected, too, there would be some knowledgeable racing men among the other guests, with the chances in consequence being quite good for some nice winners. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Arthur Machen Next door children were playing in the garden, playing shrilly, laughing, crying, quarrelling, racing to and fro. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Willa Cather The wall was ornamented with photographs and colored prints of racing favorites. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Abraham Merri Not the Thunder Drums, but drums that sang, drums that throbbed and sang to some strange lilting rhythm that set the blood racing through me in tune and in time with its joyousness. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

William Makepeace Thackeray Leader can talk racing and boating with the fastest young Christchurch gentleman. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

Seated in such a swing, fast as you reach the lowest point of depression, may you rely on racing up to a starry altitude of corresponding ascent. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Now come on out, there’ll be plenty of jobs to do this morning, there always are on racing days. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The poison-laden lungs, the dreadful respirations, the awful racing pulse — why, there was only one chance in a million that the man could win through! His eyebrows came together with a jerk. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

William Hope Hodgson Then we were all racing down as hard as we could go. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Halliday, racing to save Lillian’s life, and to gain her as his wife, believed that the final victory would remain with him. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

I tramped on steadily at a slow and even pace, but all the time my thoughts were racing hard. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Abraham Merri We were human atoms, riding upon a steed of sorcery and racing along a split rampart of infinite space. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

They had the yacht all to themselves that evening, for the racing yachts were fulfilling engagements in other waters, and the gay company of pleasure-seekers had not yet fully assembled. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

The next I knew was that Haraldsen had turned north again and was racing back towards the hermit’s cell. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Nellie Bly This is a work-a-day world and I am racing Time around it. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Edith Wharton But I don’t believe she has, for she and Nona and Dexter are riding or golfing or racing over the country from morning to night like a pack of children. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Ransome invited him to join the house-party his parents were giving for the racing of the Goodwood week. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Edith Wharton Such sparkling tumultuous hours, sunlit, shadow-flecked, whirling past like the spray of racing waves. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Steele Rudd He says, further, that an honest man, by training and racing a horse, is only helping to feed and fatten the rogues and vagabonds that live on the sport. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

A woman made for comfort, housewifery, and motherhood, and by no means of racing about Europe in charge of a disreputable parent. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle There were a large number of these figures racing about the ground. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Thomas Hardy He was impulsively disposed to profit by her error, and as soon as she began racing away he started in pursuit. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell It was fine indeed; a perfect torrent racing over the rocks, white and beautiful! It began to rain while we were watching it, and we returned home under a streaming sky. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Arthur Conan Doyle A half moon broke through the rifts of racing clouds. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

By midnight the river was racing in great waves, and our dahabeeyah rolling at her moorings like a ship at sea. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Rudyard Kipling All gave way at last in a smother of foam, racing logs, bobbing black heads and confusion indescribable. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

T. E. Lawrence When they saw this camel-horde racing at them, the Turks flung away their rifles and fled into the station. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

A hunting-mare I know well nevertheless flattered them thus by racing them through the park: when in harness herself, to her own great disgust. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Edith Wharton They had taken a villa at Deauville, and in the morning papers Undine followed the chronicle of Hubert’s polo scores and of the Countess Hubert’s racing toilets. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim ANTHONY SARSON, racing his motorcycle and side-car through the scented darkness that night, slackened his speed as he caught sight of a small but brilliant light almost immediately ahead of him. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

She exclaimed, with the fervent habit of her mortality: “Hell!” The word ran from her in all directions, as if a dozen small animals had been released and gone racing away. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Edgar Wallace Behind him he heard the soft purr of a motor-car, and, racing up the slope, he came into view of a red tail-light as it disappeared down the broad drive towards the road. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Rudyard Kipling The ways of man with a maid be strange, yet simple and tame To the ways of a man with a horse, when selling or racing that same. Departmental Ditties and other verses by Rudyard Kipling [1886]

William Hope Hodgson We went over the foretop, racing like fiends. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Dr. Carmichael turned like a madman and, racing back, lashed furiously at them with his whip. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Willa Cather She did not go home, but wandered off into the sand dunes, where the prickly pear was in blossom and the green lizards were racing each other in the glittering light. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Abraham Merri They turned and ran, racing frantically over the bridge toward the cavern mouth. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Even while he saw the black horde racing southward he saw another force, mysteriously assembled, suddenly planted in their rear, cutting their communications by land and sea. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Fifteen minutes later the important gentleman in racing overcoat and bowler hat called upon Poppy, and challenged her. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Abraham Merri Ten times her weight in gold for him who takes her!” They mustered; they rushed up the stairway like a racing snake; they clambered over the wall of the dead. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Mr. Stratton’s racing colours. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Anna Katherine Green It took a sixty horse-power racing machine, going at a high rate of speed, to kill him. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

He was not interested in racing and never had a bet. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Nellie Bly They race with native-bred Mongolian ponies, having no horses, and the racing is pronounced most exciting and interesting. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

The story of the café conversation was racing about Limehouse and Poplar, when it came to the ears of one, Chuck Lightfoot, a pugilistic promoter. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

I was feeling better now, with all the frowsiness washed out of me, and I dried myself by racing up and down the heather. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Henry Kingsley By the time these two had got to Henley Bridge, Lord Welter had heard the name of every horse in the Ravenshoe stables, and Charley was rapidly getting learned in Lord Ascot’s racing stud. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

George Meredith The bathers reappeared on the grass-ridge, racing and flapping wet towels. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope I think you’d like Major Tifto. He’s a sort of racing coach to Silverbridge. You ought to know Tifto. And Tregear is pretty nearly cleared out. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky So there we were, two strangers, racing after each other in the streets of Brussels after midnight. My Life by Leon Trotsky

A wet warm wind was lashing the Eileen Oge up a wide estuary; the waves were hunting her, hissing under her stern, racing up to her, crested with the white glow of phosphorus, as she fled before them. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

George Meredith It seemed that he was determined to have his runaway: he struck up the avenue at full pedestrian racing pace. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Once clear of the garden Fyne gathered way like a racing cutter. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope Silverbridge when he had gone into a racing partnership with Tifto, and Gerald when he had played for money which he did not possess, had — degraded themselves in his estimation. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

When the skiff went off with her load, we could only keep our feet from freezing by racing up and down the beach on the hard sand, as fast as we could go. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Arthur Morrison Dorrington expressed much interest in the subject of bicycling, and, seeing that Stedman had been a racing man, particularly as to bicycling races. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Abraham Merri But from Ruth — My reaction grew; the pity long withheld racing through me linked with a burning anger, a hatred for this woman who had been the directing soul of that catastrophe. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Marjorie Bowen His thoughts were racing furiously. The Folding Doors by Marjorie Bowen

Anthony Trollope He had unfortunately been taught to think, by the correspondence which had come from the matter of his cousin’s racing bet, that Sir Francis Geraldine was the very basest of mankind. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

G. K. Chesterton But at their rate of racing it fell far behind, just by the cab containing Gogol; and in faint hope of a clue or for some impulse unexplainable, he stopped his cab so as to pick it up. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Quickly moving currents, like rivers in the sea, could be seen, racing away from land; they were of a darker green and bore no pinnacles. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

He contemplated starting a racing stable. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Rudyard Kipling Any way you look at it, Indian racing is immoral, and expensively immoral. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

I have become mixed up with a lot of racing people now, and I know my name is up for membership for at least two of the racing clubs. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Abraham Merri Ten ship lengths ahead of them was the bireme, racing on its four fold multiple feet of oars like an enormous water spider. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

A thirty-foot leap, I declare — Never a shift in his seat, and he’s racing for home like a hare. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

R. D. Blackmore Yes, two boat-loads of people, racing to get their oars out, and to be here first. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

He had dropped out of the regular crowd when he started on his own, though he sometimes went racing for his own amusement or perhaps to pick up information. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

For faster horses might well be found   On racing tracks, or a plain’s extent, But few, if any, on broken ground   Could see the way that the Swagman went. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Cecil looked at him, and paused no more; but vaulted into the old familiar seat, and Forest King bore him away through the starry night, with the brown mare racing her best by his side. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

James Payn But, I suppose, if racing was a crime, Mr Chifney would not be let to have the Abbey Barn—Sir Richard being so very particular—and Master Walter would not for ever be up at the stables. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Swiftly from their corners came several gentlemen in racing overcoats and bowler hats, one of whom carried a key. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

T. E. Lawrence Feisal had given me a racing camel (a present from the Emir of Nejd to his father), the finest and roughest animal I had ridden. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The rebels were racing down on the fort. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

His tweed suit was well cut, and the buff waistcoat with flaps and pockets and the plain leather watchguard hinted at the sportsman, as did the half-dozen racing prints on the wall. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Passed them, racing for more than life, flying with the speed of the wind. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Florence Dixie They had settled down into a racing pace. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

He lunged the yearling for Eleanor, and watched while she taught a young thoroughbred from a racing stable to walk collected and carry his head like a gentleman. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

D. H. Lawrence Men’s figures came running from the bottom field, and much nearer a woman’s figure was racing across the upper field. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

She watched them curiously, and the time went by, as long to her as to Evelyn racing up the slope or to Lester outdistanced behind. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

The moment they left its shelter, a breeze enveloped them, and a great cloud, racing over the sun, threw a peculiar sombre tint over everything. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

James was free again at last, but almost racing into the servants’ hall directly he had got rid of his master, dreadful news awaited him. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anthony Trollope But it was buzzed about the racing quarters that the head of the nail — and old rusty, straight, and well-pointed nail — bore on it the mark of a recent hammer. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Far quicker than it takes to write it, I had gained the friendly cover of the side of the house, and was racing for the back door. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

M. R. James He was sitting forward, and looking out of the window at the fields and thickets — there was little else to be seen — racing past him. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Fine honest banks, that you can come racing at anywhere you like. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

He had to see that the ground was kept well watered, and on racing days he had charge of the men who saw to the placing of the hurdles and the flagging of the course at the jumps. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Jules Verne The Tankadere was a neat little craft of twenty tons, as gracefully built as if she were a racing yacht. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

The racing was all over a few minutes after five, but it was quite half an hour later before old Andy left the course. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Elizabeth Gaskell Your father thinks racing so wrong, that I am sure he would be very seriously displeased if he were to hear you. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Willa Cather She felt that she ought to be thinking about Ray, but her mind kept racing off to all sorts of trivial and irrelevant things. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Andrew Lang In an instant the hare had leaped through the hole, and was racing towards the river, with men, women, and children after him. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Of racing he declared that it had become simply a way of making money, and of all ways the least profitable to the world and the most disreputable. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Men and women were dancing to the devil, they were cock-tailing to crime, they were racing to their ruin. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Now racing is undoubtedly the most popular of all pastimes in the great Commonwealth of Australia, but for all that it is, and always has been, strictly taboo in Church circles. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Here, you get back!” This was to Inspector Date, who had been keeping his ears and eyes open, and who was now racing for the end of the jetty. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Obviously, however, he hadn’t succeeded in hitting either of them, as the next moment two figures darted from behind the rocks and began racing away. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

During the week he makes a great study of a number of racing newspapers. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

But in the 0lympian all beside racing are late additions. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Arthur Conan Doyle The wind was blowing freshly from the northwest, and the great Atlantic rollers were racing merrily in, one behind another. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

One racing paper quite openly ‘guessed’ Harry Huggins would not be asked to ride for Drivel Jones, esquire, again; but it left it to its readers to wonder why. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

He continued to be most interested in racing and was always on the look-out for winners at thirty-three and fifty to one. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

T. E. Lawrence Thereupon I chose the rear position, with Ali ibn el Hussein who was riding a rare old racing camel. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling In the Raika-Bagh are more racing cups than this memory holds the names of. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Thomas Hardy Swithin beheld around and above him, in place of the concavity of the dome, the open heaven, with its racing clouds, remote horizon, and intermittent gleam of stars. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Been racing the postman down the block? We’ve been clawing over your character. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Here there were racing programmes, calendars, and newspaper cuttings almost without end, and finally he fished out a small bundle of letters of comparatively recent date. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The new state of things would be no more than if a racing chassis, concealed for years under the body of a family limousine, should be stripped to its original self. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry Handel Richardson In one half of the sky the stars were still peacefully alight; the other was hidden by a dense cloud, which came racing along like a giant bat with outspread wings, devouring the stars in its flight. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton Nona’s mind, racing forward, touched the extreme limit of human bliss, and then crawled back from it bowed and broken-winged. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He was now racing as fast as he could go back toward his people. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Keys grinned at this part of the instructions, and remarked that in fifteen years’ racing he’d never been told such a thing before. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Anthony Trollope They laughed and talked loud, and, when we met them, seemed to be racing with each other; but nevertheless they were gentlemen. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon Oh well! Quite soon they would be racing home in front of the dawn, lightened of bombs, and of fear. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Do you know her name? That’s young Termagant, a daughter of Mr. Rouncival’s racing mare of the same name that was stolen a week before she was born, and her dam was never seen alive again. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Willa Cather The conversation went racing from one thing to another. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

She knew nothing of the night club, dancing, racing life, which was all that both the Lextons knew and thought worth living for. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

George Gissing The veins of his forehead were dilated, and his chin pushed forward in a way that made one think of a racing horse. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence She saw the familiar country racing by. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

She had Peter John’s hand in hers, and behind them, racing northward, was the better part of a hundred islanders babbling like hounds, and in each right hand a reddened whale-spear. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Rudyard Kipling G.P.O. inflators are thrice as thick as a racing man’s “flickers,” and chafe abominably under the armpits. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Edith Wharton Think it’s funny I should say that? Why should I mind saying I want to get into society? A man ain’t ashamed to say he wants to own a racing stable or a picture gallery. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Andrew Lang As he entered the city he saw that the inhabitants were all racing with one accord towards the market-place, and he also turned his horse in the same direction, curious to know what was going forward. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray If you look over poor Jack Reckless’s note-book, amongst his memoranda of racing odds given and taken, perhaps you may read:—“Nabbam’s bill, due 29th September, 142l. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

His body was the body of a child, his face was the face of a lad; but his knowledge of the world, and the racing world in particular, could only have been gained in generations of experience. The Story of Tommy Dodd and “The Rooster” by Guy Boothby

Anton Chekhov But his face was mild and his eyes were mournfully following the movements of the chestnut horse racing away, as though his happiness were racing away with it. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Anthony Trollope It was now the middle of August and he had come to Tally-ho Lodge, there to look after his establishments, to make arrangements for cub-hunting, and to prepare for the autumn racing campaign. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

No, indeed; I take the racing page of the daily paper. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

John Galsworthy He would like to have a look at Val’s racing stable, and get a ride, perhaps, on the Downs before taking on a strike job. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

The bishop of a neighbouring State is old and ailing, and in racing circles in Adelaide it is an odds-on bet that upon his decease the See will be offered to the archdeacon. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Well, nothing happened for a week, and then like a bolt from the blue came the burning down of my racing stables at Newmarket.” He sighed deeply as if he could hardly get his breath. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

D. H. Lawrence A car came racing through the trees. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

You see, Ginx’s Baby is what is known, in racing terms, as a mud-lark — that is, he is only seen at his best when there has been heavy rain and the race-course is like a swamp. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

So he built a racing stable, with the ground floor all stalls and loose boxes for the horses, and the storey above them for his trainer and the stable hands. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

George Meredith Exulting or regretting, she had to do it, as one in the car with a racing charioteer. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

So I began to take my way back slower than I had come; and on turning out by St. Oswald’s, I saw the carriages and people flocking up on their way from Pitchcroft. The first day’s racing was over. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

Jules Verne The clouds were racing up from the southwest, and the aeronef was tugging at her anchor and thus throwing the cable more and more out of the vertical. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]