Phrases with "raising"

Ann Radcliffe O miserable day, that I should live to see it!” “I am better,” said Vivaldi, raising himself; “lead me to her apartment, — I must see her. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Anthony Trollope Looking out himself for some mode of escape from this terrible enemy that had come upon him, he preferred the raising of the sum of money which would be necessary to buy off Rowan altogether. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Slowly raising his swollen hand, he wiped his forehead with the palm. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The whisky had come out of “expenses” as Sleeker had insisted he must have a little stimulant for the exhausting work of raising a ghost. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Arthur Conan Doyle Alleyne, however, as active as a young deer-hound, sprang to her aid and seized her by the other arm, raising his iron-shod staff as he did so. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Guy de Maupassan Paul devoted himself chiefly to raising salad plants. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

The man lifted his eyes and did as he was ordered, but without raising his head. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

She gasped in a whisper: “Nikolay is out of prison!” “Which Nikolay?” asked Yegor, raising his head from the pillow. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope I might too probably be raising false hope were I to do so. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne How is this?” “Father,” replied Hilda, raising her eyes, and again letting them fall, “I am of New Eng land birth, and was bred as what you call a heretic. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Jules Verne Presently, raising his head, “No,” said he; “no! Heaven be my witness, neither Madge nor I have ever injured anybody. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

His father might find means, he himself be enabled to arrange with his lawyer some mode of raising a sum of money which would at least enable him to go on the continent with his wife. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Helene assisted in raising the child’s head, and the doctor succeeded in pouring a spoonful of the liquid between the clenched teeth. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Before raising the lid Lantier took his glass and clinked it with the others. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Henry James Mrs. Freer recognised its importance to the degree of raising her glass to look at Lord Canterville. “How do you know it’s he?” she asked with that implement still up. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Arthur Conan Doyle He’ll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

She made me wait a little before she said, raising her eyes: “He was gentleness itself. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anatole France No sooner had I given this reply than the stranger, raising his huge arm, gave me a straight hander on the shoulder so powerful that I thought my collar-bone was broken. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Henry James Her greeting to her niece did not differ materially from her manner of raising the lid of this receptacle in order to glance at the contents: in neither act was it becoming to make a show of avidity. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Anthony Trollope Lord Kilcullen was, accordingly, summoned to Grey Abbey; and, as he presumed his attendance was required for the purpose of talking over some method of raising the wind, he obeyed the summons. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Wallace Somebody was working frantically at the launch’s propeller, and again raising his gun, he fired. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Ivan Turgenev In fact, I tell you again,’ he added, raising his voice, ‘the atmosphere here is not fit for you. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Edith Wharton You see,” she added, raising her eyes to Amherst, “how sure I am of myself — and of you, when you’ve heard me. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Come back, and take shelter in the Buron!” “The storm!” replied the priest, raising his eyes to the heavens. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

E. Phillips Oppenheim I was so anxious,” he added, raising his eyes, “to see how my dear friend—my dear Aimee—was bearing the terrible news. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

W. W. Jacobs Then he flung it to the floor, and, raising his heel, smashed its head to pulp. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

Edith Wharton The little prince uttered a cry of delight, and the magician stepped forward, raising a long white wand in his hand. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

David Hume The raising of a feather, when the wind wants ever so little of a force requisite for that purpose, is as real a miracle, though not so sensible with regard to us. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Robert Green Ingersoll That is the only lever capable of raising mankind. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Then the third one, Eva, from pallor turned to a flaming red and stamping her feet, but without raising her voice, turned on me like a tigress and exclaimed furiously. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Far away the harsh and desolate mountains raising their scarped and denuded ridges seemed to wait for him menacingly. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Sir Richard Burton The Sultan, raising the arras, drew near his daughter as she lay abed and gave her good morning. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

D. H. Lawrence Without raising her head, she said at last, in a peculiar low voice: “Have you said anything about it?” “Except to you, not a word. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Remember,’ raising his voice, which still retained all its powers, ‘remember your lives will be the forfeit of your desperate curiosity. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Unless you have outside friends who would help, I know of no means of raising such a sum in the time. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Away — away — away with you! Hallo! hallo!” and so saying they threw themselves upon the unfortunate Doctor, and, raising him in their arms, whisked him away like a whirlwind. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Isabella Bird The raising of a higher standard of morals among the Armenians, so that a decided stigma is coming to be attached to drunkenness and other vices. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anatole France Without raising his head he replied: “My dear boy, I have known too many kinds of persons and traversed fortunes too various to be surprised at anything. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Charles Stur On the 13th I left Mr. Piesse in charge of the party, and pushed on to Moorundi, and arrived at the settlement, into which I was escorted by the natives raising loud shouts, on the 15th. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was in the act of raising it to his lips when the communicating door of his bedroom opened. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

I lost my knowledge and I am yet alive raising the keen over your body, but it was too heavy for you, my little knowledge. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

George Gissing But the understanding of his motives was so terribly distinct in her! It had come all at once; it was like the exposure of something dreadful by the sudden raising of a veil. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Painfully raising himself from his uncomfortable posture, he staggered to his feet, and crawling a few paces up the beach, flung himself upon the ground and slept. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Virginia Woolf Rachel sat down, as if to study the French newspaper, but a tear fell on the blurred French print, raising a soft blot. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

As I spoke, her hand pressed mine eagerly, convulsively, and, raising her face from my breast, she looked at me with an intent, anxious earnestness. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Guy de Maupassan Startled by the bound, the heavy animal took fright, and first raising her head she finally raised herself slowly on her four legs, sniffing loudly. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Paine In a debate on this subject M. de la Fayette said that raising money by taxes could only be done by a National Assembly, freely elected by the people, and acting as their representatives. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Thomas Paine It is not so much my intention, by this publication, to propose particular plans for raising money, as it is to show the necessity and the advantages to be derived from it. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

First drawing Calderon’s attention to the gesture, as one of significant pantomime, by raising her forefinger, the lady snuffed out one of the candles. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Yes, there had been a time! “And mind,” he went on, laying down suddenly a half-consumed piece of bread and butter and raising his voice, “poor Mathews was the second man the longest on board. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

One stood up, tugging at her white hair, and so she pulled the thin, bony body up, raising it to its knees. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Bram Stoker They said that if it had not been for the way their strength had been spent in carrying and raising the heavy boxes to the cart they would have made short work of him. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. G. Wells Two other figures lay near the fire, — the one motionless, the other groaning fitfully, every now and then raising its head slowly, then dropping it again. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Now and then raising his arm by a slow, as if cautious movement, he scratched lightly the top of his bald head. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope The Vicar of Bullhampton was written chiefly with the object of exciting not only pity but sympathy for fallen woman, and of raising a feeling of forgiveness for such in the minds of other women. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Olaf Stapledon The common purpose of the married couple is chiefly the maintenance of the community itself; though the raising and equipment of children is a purpose which comes under both categories. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Virginia Woolf The Harley Street specialist may be allowed to rouse the echoes of Harley Street with his vociferations without raising a hair on my head. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

But there was another, wilder possibility that kept raising its head, though he tried vainly to suppress it. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Henry Kingsley The colley shakes out her frill, and, raising the hair all down her back, stands grinning and snarling, while her puppy barks pot-valiantly between her legs. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

His spirited definition of the word “projects” included Noah’s Ark and the Tower of Babel, as well as Captain Phipps’s scheme for raising the wreck of a Spanish ship laden with silver. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Ellmother came in, just in time to prevent her from committing a common error in the treatment of fainting persons, by raising Mirabel’s head. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

She hastily set down the cup that she was raising to her lips and broke into a ripple of quiet laughter. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Again raising them, her look was more mild and calm. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

At first, Blair (bringing with him his Cambridge notions) entertained thoughts of raising the school to a higher price and standard. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

Thomas Hardy She remained motionless, not disturbing a muscle of her face or raising her eyes; for were she to turn up her face the fire on the bank would shine upon it, and Wildeve might be looking down. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

He would have had to leave Woodford before John Bellingham had set out for Charing Cross. And even if he had committed the murder, he would have no object in raising this commotion. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Besides, Jan Chinn knew all things, and he rode the Clouded Tiger. They covered thirty miles a day on foot and pony, raising the blue wall-like line of the Satpuras as swiftly as might be. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Thomas Paine I have been tender in raising the cry against these men, and used numberless arguments to show them their danger, but it will not do to sacrifice a world either to their folly or their baseness. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

He kept perfectly still, and a moment later a second adder glided into the open, and, raising its head off the ground, swayed itself gently from side to side. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

There was at once a great transformation act: Morrison raising his diminished head, and sticking the glass in his eye to looked affectionately at Heyst, a bottle being uncorked, and so on. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle But we will be better tomorrow — we will be different men tomorrow, eh, Corporal?” “Yes, sir,” said the corporal, raising his hand to his forehead in a military salute. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Then he leant heavily upon the rock and, raising his pistol, appeared to be taking deliberate and careful aim. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Guy de Maupassant I smiled; then, raising her eyes to the two portraits, she said, with a sad glance: “It was with them. Julie Romain by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Tobias Smolle Though he was fond of Dolly to distraction, his regard to worldly reputation, and his attention to worldly interest, were continually raising up bars to a legal gratification of his love. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Algernon Blackwood Nature fused with human nature, raising us all to a diviner level. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

He looked round, to see where he was, raising his head from his hands. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Anthony Trollope Then the two men bowed slightly to each other, raising their hats. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

He drew his sword, and, raising the candle so as to throw its light with increased distinctness upon the objects in the room, he entered the chamber into which the shadow had glided. Schalken the Painter by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

Algernon Blackwood They flitted by his side, raising their eyes questioningly, sadly, to his. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Then raising a very white face he spread out his arms in a gesture of despair. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Marjorie Bowen I say clairvoyance, but that is merely because I don’t know the right word or the exact word or a better word — I don’t mean crystal-gazing or raising spirits or anything of that kind. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Like you I shuddered at the thoughts of Magic: Like you I had formed a terrible idea of the consequences of raising a daemon. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Olaf Stapledon Without raising the question of the metaphysical, validity of the dialectical process, we should note that, if it is to be applied to history, it must not be interpreted too simply. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Rudyard Kipling They are trying to open trade with Japan in lumber, and are raising fruit, wheat, and sometimes minerals. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope Chivalry has been very active in raising women from the hard and hardening tasks of the world; and through this action they have become soft, tender, and virtuous. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Political influence, or the power of raising recruits, had been the standard by which military rank was distributed. North America by Anthony Trollope

The lad went up to him with complete assurance, and, raising his hat, wished him a good afternoon. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

The horse fell lame; he had to dismount, and move slowly and painfully over the loose, heavy soil on foot, raising the drooping head of the lifeless rider. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I feel, if this continues,” said Mme. Bonacieux, raising her hands to her forehead, “I shall go mad!” “Stop —” “What?” “I hear a horse’s steps; it is my brother setting off again. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

At ten o’clock she was outside the West Pier, Sherrup, who already waited there, immediately came up to her, raising his hat and removing the cigar from his mouth. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

John Galsworthy Think it over!” And, raising his hat, Sir Lawrence turned on his heel. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Miles Franklin His master appeared on the veranda raising his soft panama hat, and remarking, “Well I never! You’re not by yourself, are you?” “I am. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Anthony Trollope Fanny now instantly understood the allusion, and, raising her face, which was again resting on her hands, looked at him with an indignant glance through her tears. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot This was the leaden weight which had been too strong for his will, and kept him from raising his head to meet her eyes. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Meantime the three friends were standing motionless before the awful sight which D’Artagnan, in raising the shutters, had disclosed to them through the narrow opening of the window. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

If one could send over a ship-load of them, I fancy it would be a very quick way of raising an estate. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Arthur Conan Doyle Good-bye!” “Good-bye,” he answered, raising his broad sombrero, and bending over her little hand. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Old Falieri stared at her speechless; then, raising both hands above his head, he cried, “No, it is not possible, it is not possible. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Clelia, so far from raising any objection to the use of the alphabets, had prepared a magnificent one for herself, in ink. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Henry James You see what my superiority amounts to, I hope!” she went on, raising her voice with a tremor which even then and there Newman thought beautiful. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope God bless you, Linda.” Then he again took her hand, though he did not, on this occasion, succeed in raising it as far as his lips. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Wilkie Collins His honorable nature had shrunk from the cruelty of raising hopes, which, for all he knew to the contrary, might never be realized. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Rafael Sabatini Now, the only possible way to accomplish this was by raising the other end. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Arthur Conan Doyle The party assisted in raising the girl up, and in carrying her back along the path by which she had been brought. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Virginia Woolf Were they about to act a play in the presence of Queen Elizabeth? Was this, perhaps, the Globe theatre? “What does the programme say?” Mrs. Herbert Winthrop asked, raising her lorgnettes. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Anthony Trollope But if he likes me, poor and ragged, better than he likes you, rich —” She got so far, raising her voice as she spoke; but she could get no farther, for her sobs stopped her voice. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The double pleasure of pulling down an opponent, and of raising oneself, is the charm of a politician’s life. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson I do not know how long may have elapsed before, raising for a moment my tearful face, I met the doctor’s eyes. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassant In the quiet parlor, darkened by twilight shadows, Madame Roubere was reading, in an absent-minded fashion, raising her eyes whenever she heard a sound. Moonlight (Clair de Lune) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Anton Chekhov Oh, this premature old age! Old age at thirty!” Vera walked on in front more and more rapidly, without looking back at him or raising her head. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Victor Hugo The prisoner saw Gwynplaine. Then, raising his head voluntarily, and opening his eyes wide, he looked at him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

T. E. Lawrence He altered course to pass near us, and, raising his bony arms, yelled, The biggest aeroplane in the world’, before he flapped on into the south, to spread his great news among the tents. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He stopped, raising his hand to his dagger. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

As he paused, looking at the water-spout, raising first one foot and then another, Francis, in spite of his dejection, could scarcely forbear to laugh. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

But the baron, raising his head slowly, said, “You? I do not see. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Yes, bravely,” he added, raising his head with an almost defiant gesture as he slowly ascended the stairs. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He drew her toward him with his left hand, raising the right to bless her. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

But he was not entirely satisfied with them as he had been in the old days, before he went into the Guards and began the real work of his life, raising himself in society. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Rumours were already rife among the allies, whether well-founded or not, of murmurs among the Mexicans, accompanied by menaces of raising the bridges. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Robert Louis Stevenson There, too, the grandsire stood, raising his silver crest, And the impotent hands of a suckling groped in his barren breast. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James Then raising his keen eyes he fixed them a moment on those of Lady Canterville, addressing her instinctively rather than his other critic. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Frances Hodgson Burnett But he remained capable of raising clear eyes to hers and saying, “She was prettier than any one else at the Duchess’ house that night. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

There was a pause whilst the guests were drinking, the ladies raising their elbows and emptying their glasses to the last drop. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Rudyard Kipling Canst thou bring her to me without frightening her?’ ‘Can I bring the mare to the Sahib without frightening her!’ Mowgli repeated, raising his voice a little above its normal pitch. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Peter Ruff did as he was bid, and sat upon the floor, raising himself gradually to the seat when they had turned another corner. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Wilkie Collins But the question is, are you competent as well as willing? Have you ever had any practice in nursing?” “Yes, ma’am,” answered Mrs. Jazeph, still without raising her eyes from the ground. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Henry James It was all a bit awkward, but he had another happy thought, which consisted in his silently raising his hat as for a sign of dignified dismissal. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

Anthony Trollope Those who have the management of affairs, who are at the top of the tree, are desirous of giving to all an opportunity of raising themselves in the scale of human beings. North America by Anthony Trollope

Almost at the same moment, the pair, raising their eyes, saw the schooner which bore Rufus Dawes back to bondage glide past the opening of the trees and disappear. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Gissing Who knows?” he added, raising his, eyebrows and looking straight at Iris. “She might interest herself in-in my view of things. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Wilkie Collins She wrote on her slate, and held it out to him — still without raising her eyes to his face. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Frederick Marryat Away with you directly,” continued Edward, raising his gun to his shoulder and pointing it to Corbould; “if you do not be off, I’ll fire. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Abraham Merri How much easier then ought it to have been for him to have raised my hair without the trouble of raising the phantoms too? I suggested this. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Edgar Allan Poe In his teeth the villain held the bell-rope, which he kept jerking about with his head, raising such a clatter that my ears ring again even to think of it. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Hardy But this is only her artful way of getting ‘ee there without raising your hopes. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Think how dreadful it must have been for her!” “How could he help her?” asked Irene, in a strangely subdued tone, still without raising her eyes. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I tell you, you swine,” he went on, raising his voice and throwing out a long, skinny forefinger, “I saw you take it. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Then raising her head, she asked Davidson whether he thought the child would get better. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Edith Wharton I was not bred up by a priest for nothing; I know what past masters those gentry are in raising ghosts and reading portents. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

George Meredith At the renewal of Mr. Pericles’ peremptory mandate for her to sing, she could neither appeal to him, nor resist; but, raising her chest, she made her best effort, and then covered her face. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

William Makepeace Thackeray He took his bow, and one of his most elegant arrows, and poising himself lightly on his right leg, he flung himself forward, raising his left leg on a level with his ear. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

He had taken her hand, and was raising it to his lips, when she started back with a gesture of impatience. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence At last Loerke turned to Gudrun, raising his hands in helpless irony, a shrug of ironical dismissal, something appealing and child-like. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald On the contrary, I don’t doubt that she could still have had me by raising her hand. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Anthony Trollope He neither wishes to assist in raising a friend to the gods, or to lend his little aid in crushing an enemy. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

We shall meet again, Master d’Artagnan,” continued the leader, raising his voice. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Gaston Leroux Was she a culprit? “Ah, if she had only chosen to! If she had had confidence,” he cried, raising anguished hands towards heaven, “none of all this need have happened. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Willa Cather After raising it she sat down upon the low seat. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

T. E. Lawrence At last I saw that part of the yellow cloud off Serd was coming slowly against the wind in our direction, raising scores of dust devils before its feet. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Robert Green Ingersoll For the change that has taken place we are indebted solely to science — the only lever capable of raising mankind. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jane Austen To avoid a comparative poverty, which her affection and her society would have deprived of all its horrors, I have, by raising myself to affluence, lost every thing that could make it a blessing. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

With the eleventh year of the commonwealth, the term of the excise, allotted for the maintenance of the Senate and the people and for the raising of a public revenue, expired. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Guy de Maupassant And at each head the diners, raising their glasses, drank to his health. The Snipe (Contes de la bécasse) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Edith Wharton Amherst, as he listened, shifted his position once, raising his hand so that it screened his face; and in that attitude he remained when she had ended. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Gissing But there was no way of raising the money; no one of whom he could borrow it; nothing he could afford to sell — even if courage had supported him through such a transaction. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Guy de Maupassan The cripple dragged himself slowly along, raising one crutch after the other with a painful effort, propping himself on the one distorted leg which remained to him. The Beggar by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith The door opened and a footman announced:— “Mr. Dale.” Miss Eleanor and Miss Isabel made a sign to one another of raising their hands. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Tobias Smolle They always give you warning, by raising a hideous braying as soon as they perceive the horse at a distance. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

E. Phillips Oppenheim Tottie Green succeeded in raising himself slightly in his chair. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Jane Austen He was devoted to Henrietta; always turning towards her; and when he spoke at all, always with the view of supporting her hopes and raising her spirits. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Charles Dickens When the rain came with it and dashed against the windows, I thought, raising my eyes to them as they rocked, that I might have fancied myself in a storm-beaten lighthouse. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Oliver Goldsmith Ay, Sir,’ continued I, raising my voice, ‘and I am glad to have this opportunity of detecting him in the midst of his fancied security. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

James Joyce And my turn? When? Come! — Ryefield, Mr Best said brightly, gladly, raising his new book, gladly, brightly. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He sprang forward and, raising it over the phantom Maskull’s back, stabbed him twice, leaving the knife in the wound the second time. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Jules Verne Perhaps it will be a means of raising me in my own eyes!” “Go, Ayrton,” replied the engineer, who felt sure that a refusal would have deeply wounded the former convict, now become an honest man. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Thersites is most contemptible in body and most evil in disposition, from his raising a disturbance, and his slanderous speech and boastfulness. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Sinclair Lewis She glanced up, raising a finger toward her lips. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim You see we really have not the money or any way of raising it—and the inconvenience of being posted you have yourself very ably pointed out. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Anthony Trollope Indeed he had been in the act of raising his hand to greet his brother when he saw the Dean. They both bowed to him, while the Dean, who had the readier mind, raised his hat to the lady. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

He says there’s no place like home for raising a little money. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

G. K. Chesterton Then raising his right hand swiftly, he flung a ball of paper in Syme’s face and vanished. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Charles Dickens Thus he sped onward, raising himself in the stirrups, leaning his body forward until it almost touched the horse’s neck, and flourishing his heavy whip above his head with the fervour of a madman. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Thomas Hardy The said Earl, as well as the young Lord Baxby, his eldest son, were away from home just now, raising forces for the King elsewhere. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Andrew Lang On this they placed drinking cups fashioned from pink and green shells, and one of the maidens filled a cup from a crystal goblet, and was raising it to her mouth, when her sister stopped her. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Come on, here, you others,” he continued, rising in his stirrups, raising his sword, and addressing those musketeers who had not been able to follow his rapid onslaught. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The lowering of wages and raising of working hours are felt to be inherently anti-Socialist measures, and must therefore be dismissed in advance, whatever the economic situation may be. Collected Essays by George Orwell

As far as I can remember they make no promise of everlasting youth to the users of B.O.S., nor yet have they claimed the power of raising the dead for their estimable products. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

I could not help it!’ he added almost indignantly, raising his face to look at Winston. ‘It was impossible to change the line. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins In that separation, lay his last chance of raising an insurmountable barrier between Lucilla and himself. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Gissing What do you mean by help? Do you mean you want money from me to enable you to buy fresh dresses and to go back to the old life?” “No, no!” she exclaimed, eagerly, raising her tear-stained face. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Amongst the essential differences between Garden City and other municipalities, one of the chief is its method of raising its revenue. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Is that it?’ ‘How slow you are! I should have thought even a fool would have seen that I am raising the rebellion merely in order to crush it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Leon Trotsky Knitting his eyebrows still closer together, he began nervously to pull at the top of his desk, and, raising his voice, kept repeating that it was “impossible to go on working like this. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Lady Morgan I kissed the muslin it contained; and, in raising it, perceived a small book splendidly bound and gilt. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Abraham Merri Something like an enormous, dimly shimmering rod was raising itself. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Augustine Birrell And I foresee we shall be called upon shortly to effect our vote made the former sitting, of raising his Majestie’s revenue to 1,200,000li. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle For every veteran there were five children — Marie Louises, as we called them; for the Empress had busied herself in raising levies while the Emperor took the field. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Carlos made an effort, and, raising himself, put her hand in mine. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Zona Gale They’ll be coming to Med and reorganizing the police force, or raising a standing army or starting a subway. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Thomas Hobbes As first, the difficulty of raising money for the necessary uses of the Commonwealth, especially in the approach of war. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

It subsequently rose to eightpence; and in the time of George I. the “Vade Mecum for Malt Worms (1720)” speaks of the landlord of The Bell, in Carter Lane, raising his tariff to tenpence. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Rufus Dawes, raising his head, contemplated the figure before him, and recognized it. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Gissing Good-bye!’ Thyrza said good-bye rather hurriedly, and without raising her face. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Theodore Dreiser The trusty had a silly, sycophantic manner of raising one hand in salute. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

James Joyce He feared intensely in spirit and in flesh but, raising his head bravely, he strode into the room firmly. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope Something also had been done in the way of raising money by selling the property of convicted secessionists; and while I was there eight men were condemned to be shot for destroying railway bridges. North America by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray I have no idea of raising statues to fellows who take away Club paper. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Edith Wharton The Duke signed his assent, and Heiligenstern, raising his wand, evoked another volume of mist. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry Kingsley The internal fires so long imprisoned beneath the weight of the incumbent earth, having done their duty in raising the continent, began to find vent in every weak spot caused by its elevation. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope He had heard the sum named, and knew that he had no power of raising it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope