Phrases with "raise"

Walter Besant Therefore Frank learned from him how to conjure spirits, raise the dead, cast nativities, and so forth, and that is to say, all that books can teach. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Wilkie Collins To be the objects of a calamity of any kind, seems to raise them in their own estimations. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Through the three Lavers shall we go And raise them all against the foe. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Virginia Woolf How he would work — how toil to raise funds, propagate reforms, initiate institutions! But conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

H. Rider Haggard He went to her, and tried to raise her, but she wrenched herself loose, and, in an abandonment of misery, flung herself upon the ground again. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

She did not raise the camp, for she wished to give her father all possible time so that he might return unnoticed. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Anthony Trollope He had given Sir Thomas a promise that he would not raise money on post-obits on his uncle’s life, and hitherto he had kept that promise. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James They had found us too attentive and wished not to raise false hopes. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

William Makepeace Thackeray To raise it, I have toiled for many months; and, failing, I have been a criminal. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle He pondered over the strange fact as he drove through the darkness, but the only conclusion to which his bucolic mind could come was that it was high time to raise the fare to that particular point. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Susanna Rowson Virtue never appears so amiable as when reaching forth her hand to raise a fallen sister. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle Down with that dark thought which would still try to raise its unhallowed head! She turned to Harold with sparkling eyes and words of pleasure upon her lips. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lady Susan. Affairs of state and all that sort of thing ought to interfere and make him raise his head. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H. G. Wells The Malay gripped the krees, tried to raise himself with his left hand, and collapsed. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Anthony Trollope He was too wise to raise a further impediment to his marriage by quarrelling with Emily’s brother. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser I ought to be able to unload enough at ten points off to raise five hundred thousand. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence Whereupon she began to raise a dust. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Money must be raised, and it was no light matter to raise it, now that the Commons had once already voted the tenth lamb and the tenth sheaf. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

If it had been a rope about his neck, his effort to raise himself might have relieved the strain, but in this case the rope was alive and squeezing inward with murderous intent. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Wilkie Collins Shall I send for Peter to raise you? I am unhappily not strong enough to be able to help you in that way. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Jack London His voice was but one among the myriads that raise the cry of the hunger wail in the greatest empire in the world. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Already the directors had tasted the profits of their scheme, and it was not likely that they should quietly allow the stock to find its natural level without an effort to raise it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Jonathan Swift By what I have always heard and read, I take the whole strength of the nation, as understood in that treaty, to be the utmost that a prince can raise annually from his subjects. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

George Gissing He began to cough, struggled to raise himself, and became seated on the edge of the bed. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

For my own part I would not raise a finger, if I could thereby introduce mere book work in science into every Arts curriculum in the country. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

So far, so good, but he added, he must have thirty pounds, and then I told him bluntly I couldn’t raise it. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Isabella Bird I answered that it would be very difficult to raise money for such an object in England. “But England is very rich,” the priest replied. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Thus the competition of shopkeepers absolutely tends not only to ruin the competitors, but to maintain and even to raise prices, and so to lower real wages. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

She was now able to raise her hands—she covered her ears; her face, crimson with shame, sank on her bosom. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Charles Dickens I have been taught to look upon those means, by which men raise themselves to riches and distinction, as being beyond my heeding, and beneath my care. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

After that solemn silence came a storm of cries and curses, as their seamen went to work to fit the yard and raise the sail while their fighting men seized their matchlocks and trained the guns. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

How long a time elapsed between the cord’s touching my neck and my losing consciousness I could not say, but brief as was the interval, I can recollect seeing my companion half raise himself. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George MacDonald Happening, as I sat reading, to raise my eyes from the page, my glance fell upon this door, and at once I saw that the book described, if book it may be called, was gone. Lilith by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope When I told him that you were willing to raise your offer, he declared that he would take nothing in that fashion. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

In this latter respect it was supposed that by mere muscular effort that he was able to so completely alter his features as to raise doubt and uncertainty in the minds even of his closest friends. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Ivan Turgenev I felt that were that head to raise its eyes, to part its lips, I must perish on the spot! ‘Alice!’ I moaned, ‘I won’t, I can’t, I don’t want Rome, coarse, terrible Rome. . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Henry James Gracious and passive, as if a little spent, she let Sherringham, without looking at him, take her hand and raise it to his lips. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The pronounced, argumentative tone caused Mr. Van Wyk to raise his head and look at him steadily. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Walter Scott I hope to raise your friend Darsie Latimer to a pitch of eminence which you will witness with pleasure; — nay, do not attempt to answer me. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

He did not raise his to her often: a quick glance now and then sufficed; but it flashed back, each time more confidently, the undisguised delight he drank from hers. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

The effort of her self-control, her stillness, impressed Ricardo. Suddenly she spoke: “What are you after?” He did not raise his eyes. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope He was very grey, and stooped so much, that though he came forward a step or two to greet his guest, it seemed as though he had not taken the trouble to raise himself to his proper height. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

He uttered a cry of self-reproach, and tried to raise her but what with fasts, what with the overpowering emotion of a long solitude so broken, he could not. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Robert Louis Stevenson They fell upon the ladder, and he ran to it, and with strenuous but unavailing effort sought to raise it from the ground. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Down with the falling stream the refuse run, To raise with joyful news his drooping son. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Henry James Something of infinite value was floating past him, and he had taken an oath, with which any such case interfered, not to raise a finger to stop it. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Edith Wharton But he forced himself to raise his head and look at her. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

In the old days she had been disagreeably aware of how absolutely Gifford had always disapproved of Varick, and of Varick’s various ways of trying, often successfully, to raise the wind. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Anna Katherine Green Indeed, I half expected she would raise her voice and order some of the men about her to eject me from the grounds. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle It was for me, the victor, to rush forward to embrace this intrepid player, and to raise him to his feet with words of praise, and encouragement, and hope. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

I ask for it; without it I should be tried in a court of justice because I did not raise the alarm. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He decided to let Baby speak for him, as one often lets women raise their voices over issues that are not in their hands. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virginia Woolf Why, then, had he wished to raise himself above them? For it seemed vain and arrogant in the extreme to try to better that anonymous work of creation; the labours of those vanished hands. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

E. F. Benson With his pick he loosened the earth round it, and, adjusting the rope through the handles by which it had been lowered, we tried to raise it. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

The wicked woman was the only occupant of the laundry; she was kneeling by the oaken chest, trying to raise the heavy lid. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Robert Louis Stevenson It has nevertheless pleased God to raise up, as exceptions to this law, first Deborah, and afterward Elizabeth Tudor — whose regiment we shall proceed to celebrate. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

But in Enniscorthy, (as where not?) treason from within was emboldened to raise its crest at the very crisis of suspense; incendiaries were at work; and flames began to issue from many houses at once. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

She began to raise her voice, saying that she wished some passer-by would pinch her bottom so that she could take the fresh fellow to the police station herself and turn him over to her husband. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The latter, on seeing these two noble lords who came to visit him, endeavored to raise himself up in his bed; but he was too weak, and exhausted by the effort, he fell back again almost senseless. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells And as Mr. Barnstaple looked he saw her raise her hand suddenly to conceal an involuntary yawn. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Victor Hugo It is to raise my voice among those who have eaten their fill that God mixed me up with the famished. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The plinth doesn’t make a watertight contact with the floor; and, even if it did, it would be easy to raise it an eighth of an inch with little wedges. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

The two men came rushing up, grasped their iron levers, united their triple strength, not merely to raise it, but sustain it. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Andrew Lang The king was eagerly awaiting her, and when she arrived he begged her politely to raise her veil and let him see her face. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald She felt that if she could cry the weight would be lifted, and forcing the lids of her eyes together she tried to raise a lump in her throat . The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

He made a resolution; placed his open hands upon the table; tried once or twice to raise himself; sighed, staggered, and at a third attempt, supported by his host, he stood upon his feet. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Arthur Conan Doyle There was no slit through which a knife could be passed to raise the bar. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Meredith He’s furnishing to raise his rent. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Nellie Bly It was a little thing, but it is often little things that raise the loudest laughs. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

George Eliot She must be careful not to raise any suspicion that she was going to run away. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Virginia Woolf A million hands stitch, raise hods with bricks. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle They could scarce raise their arms. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Samuel Johnson I did not observe that the common greens were wanting, and suppose, that by choosing an advantageous exposition, they can raise all the more hardy esculent plants. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Edith Wharton To speak of this might raise hopes that he would have to disappoint without being able to make his wife see why. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Horace Walpole He hasted to raise her, but her terror was so great that he apprehended she would faint in his arms. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Gustave Flauber The Numidians in their white cloaks would utter loud shouts, raise their arms, press their rearing stallions with their knees, and, wheeling them round abruptly, would then disappear. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Arthur Conan Doyle At first she could see no injury, but as she tried to raise him she saw that blood was pouring from the underside of his neck. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

She likewise employed part of her time in painting, having reason to hope that if she could find a means of offering her pictures to sale, she might from them raise a very convenient sum. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

E. F. Benson Lucia did not want to tell Diva point-blank that she could not dream of asking her to be Mayoress, but she did not want to raise false hopes. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Willa Cather Mr. Templeton can’t raise it just now. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anatole France She would like to raise a hare, like Phanion. “Darling, you do not know Phanion. Oh, I am sure that Monsieur Dechartre knows her. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Thomas Hardy I did both, thank God! Neither to raise men nor to lay ’em low — that shows a poor do-nothing spirit indeed. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anton Chekhov In the first place it had been extremely incautious and tactless on his part to raise the damnable subject of blue blood, without finding out beforehand what his visitor’s position was. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Walter Scott He saw much, and heard more, to raise Butler very high in his opinion. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

George Gissing Jane made repeated efforts to raise herself, as if to get a fuller view of her sister’s face. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Horace Walpole The first thing that struck Manfred’s eyes was a group of his servants endeavouring to raise something that appeared to him a mountain of sable plumes. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

His eye immediately became fixed, and though his extremities every now and then shot convulsively, he never showed the least desire to raise up his head. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Charles Dickens Every member of Parliament who could raise a troop or a regiment in his own part of the country, dressed it according to his taste and in his own colours, and commanded it. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Samuel Johnson The uncultivated parts are clothed with heath, among which industry has interspersed spots of grass and corn; but no attempt has yet been made to raise a tree. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

George Gissing I was to raise money on this house,—not to sell it,—and take shares in a new music-hall which Crowther was connected with. A Capitalist by George Gissing

Isabella Bird It is the custom to raise the hands to heaven and invoke blessings on the Hakīm’s head, but I never received so many as from this poor creature. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Then they saw from the other bank the executioner raise both his arms slowly; a moonbeam fell upon the blade of the large sword. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Guy de Maupassan He made a desperate effort to raise the rope with the other hand, but the net was down and the taut rope did not give. At Sea by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne Now, I shall be very much astonished if that satellite does not raise these masses of water sufficiently, and render me a service that I should be indebted to her for. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

See?” The great Windsor chair in which the old man was imprisoned shook with his efforts to raise his piping treble. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Open the window a little; I must not raise my voice, and I have this to give you. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Walter Scott You are striving to raise the papistical candlestick which Heaven in its justice removed out of its place — to bring back to this hall of sorceries those very sinners who are bewitched with them. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

He was unable to depress the shoulder so as to push the elbow beyond that edge of the timber which was nearest his knees; failing in that, he could not raise the forearm and hand to grasp the beam. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope To raise hopes which, after all, might be fallacious, would have been, on his part, a great fault. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford She swore she had not meant to raise it. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Anthony Trollope Had I you with me,—you and my sister let us suppose,—or Vivian, or any one from here who had known me, I could not even struggle to raise my head. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The portion of him that would show above the table would raise no doubt in the waiter’s mind. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Charles Dickens I know I have done nothing to raise myself in life, and that Fortune alone has raised me; that is being very lucky. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

And yet there are theologians who would raise Poverty, the most demoralizing of all conditions, to the rank of an “ecclesiastical virtue. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

T. E. Lawrence Their doubts determined me to communicate at once with him, partly that this trouble might be composed, and partly to raise camels for carrying the explosives. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne The grappling-irons once fixed, by their help they were sure to raise it in spite of its weight, which was lessened by the density of the liquid in which it was plunged. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Tobias Smolle I need not enlarge upon the pernicious consequences of this infamous prerogative, calculated to raise and extend the power and influence of the Roman church, on the ruins of morality and good order. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

I delayed here an additional day on the poor creature's account, but all our efforts to raise her proved unsuccessful. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

In this village and at my age this sum would raise me at once to comparative independence. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Paine A voluntary subscription is likewise begun, to raise a fund of hard money, to be given as bounties, to fill up the full quota of the Pennsylvania line. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

George Gissing Her languor was on the confines of sleep, when a knock at the door caused her to stir impatiently and half raise herself. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Walter Scott Jekyl ran to raise and support his friend, and Captain MacTurk, having adjusted his spectacles, stooped on one knee to look him in the face. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Leslie Stephen Yet if he had not the faith which animates enthusiasts, he sincerely held political theories—a fact sufficient to raise him above the thorough-going cynics of the court of the restoration. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

And by these degrees came the House of Commons to raise that head, which since has been so high and formidable to their princes that they have looked pale upon those assemblies. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Samuel Johnson This mode of conveying cheap and easy knowledge began among us in the civil war, when it was much the interest of either party to raise and fix the prejudices of the people. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

D. H. Lawrence We shall only raise the roof — or our politicians will — with shouting. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

How could he raise the winds?” “‘The beating of the cards is the wind’,” he answered, “but don’t try and believe it now. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells Human society, so long as productive efficiency increases, is OBLIGED to raise its standards of consumption and extend its activities year by year, or collapse. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Henry Handel Richardson Ninepence-halfpenny the exact price was, and she’d been fairly stuck how to raise the extra halfpenny without waiting another week. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Samuel Johnson Neither is it quite so easy to raise large woods, as may be conceived. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

You’ll not go, then? kind, sweet, good Catherine! And perhaps you will consent—and he’ll let me die with you!” My young lady, on witnessing his intense anguish, stooped to raise him. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

George Meredith Acknowledgeing that they were not purely spotless, these ladies genuinely took the tiny fly-spot for a spur to purification; and they viewed it as a patch to raise in relief their goodness. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Meredith You raise your eyes, Clotilde! Well, when I was much younger I found this lady in desperate ill-fortune, and she honoured me with her confidence. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Anne Bronte At the second, I saw him, once or twice, raise his hand, and hurriedly pass it across his face. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

H. G. Wells The lynx was already rigid, its clumsy paws asprawl—the torn skin and clot upon Trafford’s face was stiff as she put her hands about his head to raise him. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Even our heroisms at Alma—“a terrible, almost horrible, operation”—Balaclava, and Inkermann, failed to raise a glow in his mind, though he admitted the force of Tennyson’s ringing lines. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

He seemed completely absorbed in his occupation, for he did not raise his eyes from his work as Sir Oswald and his companions approached. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

She strove to silence him; she endeavoured to raise him from her feet, but to no purpose; she could not abate the agonies of his mind, without assuring him she forgave him. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Anthony Trollope Was it possible that she should answer such a question? Her eyes became suffused with tears, and she was unable to raise them from the ground. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Rudyard Kipling He was purple and dripping with sweat when Mowgli at the last bade him raise his head and peer over a blue baked rock near a tiny hill pool. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Henry Handel Richardson His meals were unpunctually served, indifferently cooked; and he, who had never wanted for anything, might now tinkle his hand-bell or raise his voice in vain. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Mrs. Ransome had regarded it as a religious duty to raise her daughter in ignorance of her affliction. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

Tobias Smolle I helped his footman to raise him, and, having bound up his wound with my handkerchief, assured it was not dangerous; I likewise restored his sword, and offered to support him to his house. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

She dreamed of a man who would be devoted enough to make a real sacrifice for her, a lover who would descend to her level, instead of attempting to raise her to his. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Walter Scott He is not an insignificant trifler, whose object it is to raise a laugh at his own expense, or that of any other. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Abraham Merri And now the third leveled its tip at them and Sigurd cried out to raise oars; and when the ship had swam a hundred yards or so, brought her sharply around. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

John Stuart Mill All the political changes of the age promote it, since they all tend to raise the low and to lower the high. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Two months passed on: nothing could possibly be done materially to raise the standard of those wretched accommodations which the house offered. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

George Gissing His nerves became so shaken that at times he could hardly raise a glass or cup to his lips without spilling the contents. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Wilkie Collins At last, he locked the box, and caught it up tight to his breast; and then he let them raise him up, and lead him gently away from the place. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope To say that his object was ever to raise a laugh would be most untrue. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant But he was dumb and could say no more, following her with a weight upon his heart that allowed him no further possibility, no power to raise either voice or hand. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Promise this — never to raise your hand against a living creature, either to strike, pluck, or eat, without first recollecting its mother, who suffered for it. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

William Morris Yet at last she called to mind how little patient of questions was her mistress, and that if she were unheedful she might come to raise an evil storm about her. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

The thick weather and the leaden prospect, only a rain-drummed sea and the ghost of Halder, and wet bogs and sweating black crags, did not raise my spirits. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Trollope If you will allow me to raise it, I will place it on your brow. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Shall I never be able to get out of bed again?” “I am afraid not, darling—you are so weak!” “Yes, I am-I can hardly raise my hand. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Stephen Lucius Gwynn This gave him a period of three months, in case of Byron’s death, in which to raise the money. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

H. G. Wells Her letter had reached me when I came home after old Rawdon’s none too civil refusal to raise my wages. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

They rake the yet warm ashes from below; These, and the bones unburn’d, in earth bestow; These relics with their country rites they grace, And raise a mount of turf to mark the place. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Jules Verne John took the precaution to place in the interstices half a dozen empty barrels, which would raise the structure above the level of the water. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

For we could talk without restraint; and it would never have done to let her know what we suspected: and so raise wild hopes within her that might not be fulfilled. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

But my point was gained, because he had to raise his voice to give me his tale. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

George Meredith And this the woodland saith: I know not hope or fear; I take whate’er may come; I raise my head to aspects fair, From foul I turn away. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

Elizabeth Gaskell But Miss Bronte resolved to raise no objections in the acceptance of kindness. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Rudyard Kipling Why, I’d undertake to raise a hundred million — what am I talking of? — a hundred and fifty million pounds from this country per annum, and it wouldn’t be strained then. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Julian Hawthorne General Burleigh now caught sight of me for the first time, and his cordial gesture of salute caused Edna quickly to raise her eyes. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

H. G. Wells As it impressed Jones and Mrs. Jones and seemed likely to raise the low standard of nursing and sympathy in the place, I adopted the bearing of a stoical Red Indian under torture, very successfully. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The English fought with reckless courage at Rouen; but the Prince of Parma, advancing from the Netherlands, forced Henry to raise the siege. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have tried every way to raise it and failed. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H. Rider Haggard Listen, dear,” she went on, “for one minute to me first, and I will get up” (for he was again attempting to raise her). Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

No one had the guts to raise a riot, but if a European woman went through the bazaars alone somebody would probably spit betel juice over her dress. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Bush spirits, manufactured as often as not on the premises, can be trusted to raise the devil that lies dormant in most men quicker than anything else I know in this world. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

George Eliot It was felt to be a great risk even for some laymen of high name to depart by the garden wall, but among those who had chosen to do so was Francesco Valori, who hoped to raise rescue from without. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Richard Burton The price is enormous, and doubtless its dearness contributes with a people like the Chinese to raise its celebrity so high. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Edith Wharton He did not move from his place, or raise his head from his hands; his hidden eyeballs went on staring into utter darkness. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

As he was going along, he tried to think how he could possibly contrive to make her raise her veil. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins I tried to raise her; I entreated her to believe that she was forgiven. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Sinclair Lewis Pull him down, as for years I’ve helped to raise him up. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli There is something absurd in your lordship having to raise money. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Monsieur Madinier told them to raise their eyes and look straight into the distance to avoid feeling dizzy. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

His finger was on the latch, but he had not courage to raise it. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Handel Richardson As he was brushing the snow off it, he chanced to raise his eyes. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

They may be together and I daren't raise my voice to call her away for fear of rousing his fury. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have an odd feeling at my heartstrings, and, if only I dared, I would like to raise that daintily-gloved little hand to my lips and hold it there. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Edgar Allan Poe Von Kempelen had never been even tolerably well off during his residence at Bremen; and often, it was well known, he had been put to extreme shifts in order to raise trifling sums. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Paine All the conquest that a besieged town can hope for, is, not to be conquered; and compelling an enemy to raise the siege, is to the besieged a victory. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Fortunately for Colin, though his assailant was strong enough to raise his victim clean off the ground, the tree limb which supported the operation was less efficient. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Your house and furniture must be worth something; so, no doubt, Mrs. Fétis will be able to raise money enough to extricate you. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

G. K. Chesterton Auberon did not raise his eyes. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Aeneas, gone to seek th’ Arcadian prince, Has left the Trojan camp without defense; And, short of succors there, employs his pains In parts remote to raise the Tuscan swains. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

William Makepeace Thackeray We humbler writers cannot create Fausts, or raise up monumental works that shall endure for all ages; but our books are diaries, in which our own feelings must of necessity be set down. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Guy de Maupassan They drew her back before they dared attempt to raise her, so near the edge of the cliff was she; and they did with her what they liked, for she could not move a muscle. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing He moved his head affirmatively, and held out his hand to raise her. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Here we meet, too soon to part, Here to part will raise a smart, Here I’d press thee to my heart, None e’er were there but thee. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

On the contrary, she permitted him to raise her, and leaned up against his breast as though the shelter it afforded were necessary in her weak condition. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Andrew Lang As he spoke he happened to raise his arm, and the king’s daughter, who was there at her father’s side, saw the name which she had written under it. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan Julien hastened to her assistance, but when he attempted to raise her, she shrieked and rolled from side to side to avoid the contact of his hands. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Anatole France It seemed to her that life was no longer in her, and that she had left it in that corner where she saw the black pines raise their immovable summits. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

But as soon as they began to raise it, the whole body crumbled to dust, leaving only the head and bones. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll I tell you it is wrong; it is no way to raise children! Make your home happy. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Arthur Conan Doyle Most were silent, and when they spoke it was in whispers, as if they feared to raise their voices. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

These jungle dwellers raise their houses on very high posts, partly because tigers abound. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Victor Hugo The goodwill of royalty had no objection to raise Lord David Dirry–Moir to the Upper House so long as it could do so by means of a substituted peerage. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

He wrote once from Singapore saying the child was well, and under the care of a Mrs. Vinck, and that he himself was going to Europe to raise money for the great enterprise. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Olaf Stapledon The Democrats demanded that the main effort should be to raise the general level and blot out the incipient caste systems. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Why, they’d kill me if I went out there; and that infernal wife of mine wouldn’t raise her little finger to save me. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

His great ambition was to raise Esperando into peace and honest prosperity and the respect of the serious nations. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Here is a mechanism which could have been used to raise the fire, and for which no other use can be discovered. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

We had to raise our arms very high, and to make efforts. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]