Phrases with "reached"

When Lady Walsingham reached the head of the stairs, she met her maid, and from her learned that her sister, Lady Mardykes, was downstairs in the same room. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Drayton reached desperately for Viola’s arm or hand; but Terry simply plucked her from the ground as one gathers up a child and began running across the court in great leaps and bounds. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

F. Scott Fitzgerald They reached the carriage door at the side of her house. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Abraham Merri In halted myriads these pillars reached up toward the sullen, smouldering sky. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Presently they had reached the edge of the little wood. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Ann Radcliffe They reached the town of Celano before the evening closed; when Vivaldi was requested by Ellena to enquire for a convent, where she might be lodged for the night. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

However, he bore up bravely, and in due course we reached my abode. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

George MacDonald Before I reached the bank of this second branch of the river-bed, I found the channels so full of them that it was with difficulty I crossed such as I could not jump. Lilith by George MacDonald

We reached the road and against a stone wall stood several bicycles. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Arnold Bennett She reached forward to it in ecstasy; but she might not enjoy it, save at the price which her conscience exacted. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

He meant to have them wake Penelope up and tell her what she had lost; but when he reached home he was too sleepy to suggest it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Victor Hugo Suddenly, in the silence of those great deserted rooms, bursts of indistinct exclamations reached him, a sort of nocturnal clatter unusual in such a place. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Sarles rose abruptly to his feet and, turning his back upon everyone, reached to the mantelshelf for a match and proceeded leisurely to light a cigarette. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Raffles reached across me and tapped the ventilator, a sort of trapdoor in the wall above his bed, some eighteen inches long and half that height. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

No recalling voice reached him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Willa Cather When Claude and David reached the landing, the squad were wiping their bayonets, and four grey bodies were piled in the corner. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

But when he reached the point where the Judge appeared on the scene Lady Bligh stopped him; Granville was disappointed. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

John Lewis Burckhard At the end of four hours, after passing through a wood of acacia trees, we reached the river Mogren (ﻥﺮﻘﻣ), not Mareb, as Bruce writes it, a name quite unknown here. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

The base was too high at the spot where we reached it for me to see over; but holding my hand, he said, “Look through that, my child. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Makepeace Thackeray Dry up your tears, I trust his soul ere this Has reached the mansions of eternal bliss. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

D. H. Lawrence A lake-city, like Mexico. They must have reached a city, because when Aaron woke up and tried to piece together the dream of which these are mere fragments, he could remember having just seen an idol. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton As he reached the top, a distant bell rang across the fields from Westmore, and the boys began to snatch up their coats and mufflers. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Henry James But before they reached the others, “I shall come and see you next week,” he said. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

H. G. Wells It also occurred to me that he erred in imaging that he had discovered the moon; he had not discovered it, he had only reached it. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

At last, it reached this extremity, that while I was reading to the congregation, it would spring upon the book and squat there, so that I was unable to see the page. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Six feet of digging and they had reached the body of a fully clothed man. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Henry James I have no doubt I reached many that wouldn’t have been reached otherwise. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing And before they reached Newport Street, yet another friend joined them. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Sir Richard Burton But when he reached it, he found it desolate, without a living soul in it. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Jules Verne Climbing down the crater, they went round the cone and reached their encampment of the previous night. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson That nobleman, whom we all honour, and who has indeed been wounded in a near place by the late barbarity, sits too high to be reached by these aspersions. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith The melody crashed a revival of her days with Dacier, as in gibes; and yet it reached to her heart. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Tobias Smolle The tidings of Miss Darnel’s disorder was carefully circulated in whispers, and soon reached the ears of Mr. Sycamore, who was not at all pleased with the information. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

In silence we resumed our walk, and presently reached the house in which I had, for the time being, taken up my residence. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Victor Hugo He passed over the three steps; and having reached the threshold, stopped. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Thomas Hardy Spring had not merged in summer when a clinching rumor, founded on the best of evidence, reached the parish and neighborhood. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. Rider Haggard At length they reached the sword, and pushed aside the bucklers that were over it with their heads. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

George MacDonald But what a night I had to pass ere I reached it! The moon seemed to know something, for she stared at me oddly. Lilith by George MacDonald

Thomas Hardy She reached home without adventure, limped to the door, and let herself in with her latch-key unseen. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells When they found an Aepyornis, with a thigh a yard long, they thought they had reached the top of the scale, and called him Aepyornis maximus. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Anne of Austria leaned forward, in order to look after him as he rode away; he did not get very far, for when he reached the sixth carriage, he reined in his horse suddenly and took off his hat. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Abraham Merri I ran through the little room, through the passages and, still running, reached the entrance to the temple. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope Lady Laura began to descend the path before him without a word — and went on, and on, as though she would have reached the house without speaking, had he not addressed her. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel When, by the way of endless labyrinths, we reached the address the Doctor at last spoke: “There is no light, you see; he is, probably, still out. The Case of Euphemia Raphash by M. P. Shiel [1895]

I assumed that to be the farthest point yet reached by the right wing of the Russian attack. Greenmantle by John Buchan

A tall ladder reached to the summit of the structure, and on the peat beneath lay bones. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassan He must have reached the town by now. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

Fighting desperately, he reached the surface a second time. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

He met nobody until before he reached the wood of Scarf Hall. The world seemed to be entirely deserted. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I got a few afterwards, when we reached Natta. The thermometer to-day, 96°. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

At length we reached a wide totem road, with cleared spaces some fifty yards in diameter at either end. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne Our task thus became much easier, and our progress was in a straight line upward, so that toward half past eleven we reached the upper border of the “slide. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Edith Wharton As Mrs. Peyton reached this point in her forecast, she found her outward gaze arrested by the face of the young lady who so dominated her inner vision. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

If the Valley of Peace could be reached only by the path of love, it would be sparsely inhabited. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

Abraham Merri It is my command!” He reached for his cup. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Algernon Blackwood Passing through the twisted iron railing they reached the path, and thence made their way to the road, shining white in the night. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Theodore Dreiser I’ve been trying to get down to Springfield for the last three weeks to have a little chat with you before you reached a conclusion one way or the other. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

I may as well tell you that I reached Evesham without mishap—in process of time. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

The matter would have to be settled some way or another when we reached our destination, and then, in all probability, Nikola would look after it for himself. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

A week later we reached Wichita where we decided to rest for a couple of days and there we encountered another piece of bad luck. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

George Gissing By that time Mr. Athel’s patience had reached its limit; he requested to be told how matters stood. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Abraham Merri Then he reached down into a belt about his waist and drew from it a small, flat flask of what seemed to be lead. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Thomas Hardy When Anne reached the hall she found old Mr. Derriman in his customary chair. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Henry Handel Richardson It was the Reverend Mr. Angus. He wore a long black coat that reached below his knees and a white tie. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

H. Rider Haggard By the time we reached the slope twelve such companies, or in all three thousand six hundred men, had passed out and taken up their positions along the road. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

F. Scott Fitzgerald He reached the adjoining estate, intending to go back the way he had come. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Meredith I married her at forty, you know, when a woman has reached her perfect development, and leans a trifle more to ceremonies than to substance. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Anthony Trollope When he reached the court, which he did long before the judge had taken his seat, he found it to be almost impossible to effect an entrance. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling The cloisters, reached by three or four masonry steps, made a haven of refuge around this turbulent sea. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

G. K. Chesterton Browning’s poetry, in the most strictly poetical sense, reached its flower in Dramatic Lyrics, published in 1842. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Wilkie Collins When suffering has reached a given point of intensity the nervous sensibility becomes incapable of feeling more. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Andrew Lang The lion had reached the centre of the earth before she stopped in front of a house, lighted with lamps, and built on the edge of a lake of quicksilver. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arnold Bennett They reached the dining-room and shut the door on themselves. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope Emily’s voice hardly reached him, and Lopez understood the game he was playing much too well to allow his voice to travel. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The lady’s temper also might be a little roused by the ill-natured reports which reached her ears, that her handsome Hyacinth lavished more of his attentions and gallantry abroad than at home. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Clambering down the rocks, we reached our horse and mule, and started off again, passing over dry weedy hills. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Henry James Her strength had failed, and as soon as I reached London I hurried down to Folkestone, arriving just at the moment to offer a welcome to some slight symptom of a rally. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

They had now reached the group of sailors gathered about the monoplane. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Theodore Dreiser Before long, though, he reached the Grand Hotel at Thirty-first Street. He knew of its comfortable lobby. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

M. P. Shiel But he would come, and we reached London at two a. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Willa Cather When I reached my room and opened my windows I, too, felt that sleep was far from me. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Sir Walter Scott It is said by tradition, that he was very desirous to see, and be introduced to, a certain Lady Elphinstoun, who had reached the advanced age of one hundred years and upwards. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

That mighty event reached us both, reached us all, we may say, (speaking of Protestant states,) at the same moment, by the same tremendous galvanism. Schiller by Thomas De Quincey

Arnold Bennett On the contrary, the baby was crying to himself, There is no God. His weaning had reached the stage at which a baby really does not know what will happen next. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Guy de Maupassan As long as I have not reached my limit there is no harm done. Father Matthew by Guy de Maupassan

It would be as large as they could make it; at all events it would amply cover her passage and railway expenses to Sparta, and of course she would sail as soon as it reached her. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Guy de Maupassan When he reached the edge of the cliff, the comte turned to the right, and again began to run. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Sinclair Lewis He did not gesture too extravagantly; only, like Gene Debs of old, he reached out a bony forefinger which seemed to jab into each of them and hook out each heart. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope But she was quite conscious when she reached her room that the poor Major’s misfortune, happening as it had done just beneath her horse’s feet, had been a godsend to her. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf He only half understands what they say, and speaks very loud and clearly, as though, indeed, his voice had to carry through a hundred years or more before it reached them. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

It seemed to her that night as if she had reached the end of her strength. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Ann Radcliffe They reached at length the skirts of the forest. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

We reached the top, swinging ourselves up by the branches, in places where it was nearly perpendicular. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arnold Bennett When he reached the pier gates at five minutes to six, they were closed, and the obscure vista of the pier as deserted as some northern pier in mid-winter. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

William Makepeace Thackeray These events took place in a quiet little street leading into the Champs Elysees, the entry of which we had almost reached by this time. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

However, we reached the top of the mountain in safety, though somewhat exhausted with laughing, and were driven home with the speed of a rail-car. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arnold Bennett Sarah made no response of any kind, and Hilda reached the edge of the foam. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Theodore Dreiser When he reached Forty-second Street, the fire signs were already blazing brightly. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Wolfe They reached the high road and turned north and sped onward towards London. Both men were silent, each absorbed in his own thoughts. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Robert Browning A Protus of the race Is rumoured to have died a monk in Thrace, And if the same, he reached senility. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Andrew Lang So she went over the seven hills till she reached the house of the seven Dwarfs, and knocking at the door she called out: ‘Fine wares for sale. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant At last I reached the shore, and, prudently, I began to travel along again until I met another door. My Wife (Ma femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Jules Verne The orderly was now some yards ahead of his master, and had reached a ditch full of water, and about ten feet wide. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Sir Walter Scott It was mine earnest wish, most courteous Reader, that the “Tales of my Landlord” should have reached thine hands in one entire succession of tomes, or volumes. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Guy de Maupassant He reached her just as she was jumping into the vehicle, and getting in after her, he almost fell onto her, and then tumbled onto the bottom of the cab as it started. An Adventure in Paris (Une Aventure Parisienne) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George MacDonald He tumbled off, I say, for he did tumble when he reached the ground. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

William Hope Hodgson Yet, I had but reached the opening, when he gave out a loud cry, and held the candle low down to the sand. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

She seemed to melt a little and he reached for her. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Algernon Blackwood How these perceptions reached him with such conviction, Henriot could never say. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Now, to all appearances, the point has been reached when the working-class living-standard CANNOT be maintained, let alone raised. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Walter Scott The scene itself, too, when they reached it, amply rewarded the labour of the walk. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

George Eliot And the doubts were strengthened by more piteous things still, which soon reached her ears. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Taking a key whereof I knew the repository, I mounted three staircases in succession, reached a dark, narrow, silent landing, opened a worm-eaten door, and dived into the deep, black, cold garret. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Anthony Trollope But when she reached the door she called him. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green No, he would have to trust his intuition, or — He had thrown himself into a chair at the side of his host, but he rose quickly as his musings reached this point. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Longcluse threw the reins to Sir Richard when they reached David Arden’s house, and himself thundered at the door. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Jules Verne When Passepartout reached the International Hotel, it did not seem to him as if he had left England at all. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Jules Verne They reached the Mascara gate. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Wilkie Collins I reached the inn without meeting Sir Percival, and without noticing anything more, and was glad to find that the landlady had received Fanny with all possible kindness. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope Early in January Cicero reached the city, but could not enter it because of his still unsettled triumph, and Cæsar crossed the little river which divided his province from the Roman territory. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Algernon Blackwood He clambered next up the eastern side, through pitch-black shadows, and within the hour reached the ledge upon the top whence he could see below him, like a silvered map, the sweep of the valley bed. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

D. H. Lawrence Time, my Lady, time! What’s that as flies without wings, your Ladyship? Time! Time!’ He reached for his shirt. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Before I had well reached the top of the passage and felt for the match-box on the slab, I was in a paroxysm of horror. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Maria Edgeworth She was made to comprehend by the general, whose voice, known in former times, reached her heart —“that they only came to see the place. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Robert Louis Stevenson Almost in the same second, at one world-swallowing stride, the heart of the tornado reached the clearing. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang They crossed an endless set of rooms, all opening into each other, till they reached the dining-hall. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Before he reached the bridge, a girl raced down the sloping fields, all green with corn. Signa by Ouida

Washington Irving It reached but a small proportion of the human race. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Maria Edgeworth Lady Cecilia Clarendon and Miss Stanley now appeared in the offing, and now reached the straits: Lady Castlefort rose with vivacity extraordinary, and went forward several steps. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

These he descended, and having reached the servants’ hall, called Wilkins, the butler, to him. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

George Gissing They reached another bench, and again became seated. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In two springs he reached the scene of actionlifting the tray he brought it down upon the extra’s head with all the strength of his forty-nine years. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

H.G. Wells Then the Angel reached the bridge below the last of the houses, and stood leaning over the parapet watching the glittering little cascade from the mill. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Oscar Wilde Finally he reached the corner of the passage that led to luckless Washington’s room. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Edgar Wallace A motor-launch! Even as he reached the riverside he saw the dark shape slipping out towards the river under cover of the trees. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Wilkie Collins I reached Hollyoake Square nearly an hour before the appointed time. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

At Zagazig they were joined by the venerable wag and trickster, Haji Wali, and having reached Suez they embarked on the gunboat, the “Mukhbir,” for Moilah, which they reached on December 19th. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Andrew Lang That night they reached some Bedouin tents, where they had supper with the Arabs. Before they lay down to sleep, Mohammed called the owner of the tent aside. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

But Aurora’s passion had reached that point in which all consciousness of external things passes away in the complete egoism of anger and hate. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arthur Morrison But Josh was up almost before Kiddo Cook reached him, and Dicky saw a wide grin on his face as he came to his corner. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Thomas Hardy Anne reached home again in time to preside over preparations for dinner. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

In the year 1780, they made their appearance in Strasbourg. Their fame had reached that city before them. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

A very extensive rock-slip had carried away the path and rendered several fords necessary, and before I reached it rumour was busy with the peril. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

I made haste, and went out with him, calling to Louise that she’d catch us up before we reached the church, and we ran off in just the contrary direction. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

When we reached the street at the rear of the docks Nikola cast about him for a cab, but for some minutes not one was to be seen. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

William Hope Hodgson In this fashion, we reached the top. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope Mr Wharton therefore returned from his chambers early; but when he reached the house he was told that there was a woman in the dining-room with Mrs Lopez. The servant did not know what woman. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott It was not long ere it reached the circle of the Prince, whose brow darkened as he heard the news. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Charles Stur Proceeding down the Murray, I reached at length the commencement of the great fossil formation, through which that river flows. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

The plan, which Dan intended to carry into effect when he reached town, was to force Penn into confessing what he actually knew concerning the perfume. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins Just before I reached the landing I saw his door opened from the inside — a long, delicate, nervous hand (not my friend’s hand certainly) held it ajar. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

From a ledge in which ferns and orchids grew in careless profusion — bird’s-nest fern and polypodium and white-flowering orchid — the crystal might be reached by a little manoeuvring. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Then mounting the wooden barrier and clambering over the piles of stones, he reached the sidewalk and looked up at the façade for a foothold. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Jack London But this woman was long before we reached India. We were still in the mid-most of that centuries-long drift, and no shrewdness of geography can now place for me that ancient valley. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was curiously anxious to know the time, but he reached for his watch, only to find the pocket empty. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

A couple of old creatures, a tramp or a beggar and his wife, in long greasy overcoats that reached almost to the ground, were shuffling towards the shop. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

It seemed hours before we reached the office. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Arthur Conan Doyle It may have been fully five minutes, and it seemed like an hour, before we reached the limit of our telephone wire and snapped it like a thread. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Julian Hawthorne When you have reached my age — if you ever do reach it — you will understand me better. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

He reached the end of Vine Street and began the climb into Pinyon Canyon. Night had started to fall. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

They reached town soon after seven, and driving the car into a garage off Oxford street, he had another shock when he got a full view of her under the big arc lights there. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

As soon as the head of our straggling column had reached the spot a desultory firing had begun. On a Mountain by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

It was but scraps that reached me: how he “filled her on the starboard tack,” and how “it came up sudden out of the nor’nor’west,” and “there she was, high and dry. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

To the horizon reached a fen, blacked with pools of stagnant water, from which the frogs kept up an incessant trill through the summer night. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Wilkie Collins I asked next if he had heard from Mr. Bruff. A letter had reached him that morning. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Florence Dixie The ostrich, Gregorio, and the dog have reached the plain, and as I gallop quickly down the hill I can see that the bird has begun doubling. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Anthony Trollope I reached that city just seven months later, and its condition was considerably altered. North America by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang They called after it, but it took no notice till it reached the palace, where the sultan was sitting, enjoying the cool air. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope There was always something before him which was to make him happy when he reached it. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Julian Hawthorne Instinctively I reached forth my hand and laid hold of my revolver; but I did not rise from the bed nor otherwise alter my position. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Edith Wharton As he reached the threshold he heard a little choking cry. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Flames were rising on one side from the shallow little ditch and, in the brief seconds before the men woke to action, reached a foot and more high. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Theodore Dreiser At last he reached a conclusion — the old days had gone for good. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

By the time Pangany was again reached both travellers were in a high fever; but regarding it simply as a seasoning, they felt gratified rather than not. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

The ends of an upturned moustache reached nearly to his mocking eyes. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle The inmates of this lonely house appeared to be keenly on their guard, for they had heard our footsteps, and we were challenged before we reached the door. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Miles Franklin I eased my horse a little going up Flea Creek pinch, but with this delay reached my destination in half an hour, and sent the men galloping in the direction of the fire. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

As the vehicle conveying Lecoq reached the quay, the young detective perceived that a large, excited crowd was gathered outside the building. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

John Galsworthy Bosinney reached the end of the rails, and came walking back amongst the chairs, quartering his ground like a pointer. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton They reached each other, their hands met, and he drew her arm through his. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

George Meredith Barto folded his arms and sat with his head in his chest, silent, till they reached the’ gates, when he said in French, “Madame, I am a nameless person in your train. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Having gone part of his way in the salt water so as effectually to prevent the blacks from tracking him, he reached the cavern unmolested. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Wilkie Collins You want back-bone!” The bonnet of the lady who expressed herself in these peremptory terms barely reached the height of Natalie’s shoulder. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

H. Rider Haggard When we reached the centre of the kraal, Infadoos halted at the door of a large hut, which was surrounded at a distance by a circle of smaller ones. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dickens It was daylight when we reached the Temple, and I went at once to bed, and lay in bed all day. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Andrew Lang When she had reached its shelter, and was giving an account of the adventure, Dick set forth, like a primeval Highlander, the covering doing duty both for plaid and kilt. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

But when she reached the top there was nothing there. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

H.P. Lovecraft His diary states that he reached Tempest Mountain on September 20, finding the mansion in great decrepitude. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Wet through, he reached with difficulty the little cottage higher by the shore. Signa by Ouida

Having reached a rising ground which gave us a view of the city, we made a halt, in order to decide upon our present operations. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Jules Verne When the party reached their destination, the Lieutenant called Mrs Barnett’s attention to the great ingenuity displayed by beavers in the construction of their submarine city. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang They had not gone far before they reached the castle where the second girl was confined by the power of the dragon with twelve heads, who had stolen her from her home. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Isabella Bird The engine gave a hollow groan, very unlike our cheerful whistle, and, soon moving through the town, we reached the open country. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

In the evening we reached the Dindings, a lovely group of small islands ceded to England by the Pangkor Treaty, and just now in the height of an unenviable notoriety. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

I am very glad, Purcell, you happened to come in, otherwise it would have reached its destination by this time. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sir Walter Scott When the Highlanders reached the heights above the plain described, they were immediately formed in array of battle along the brow of the hill. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Sir Walter Scott Ere he reached the end of the long avenue, however, a ball whistled past him, and the report of a pistol was heard. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

He reached for the gharry-wallah with vicious flourishes of a fist as dumpy and red as a lump of raw meat. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

George Gissing Lotty shortly after took a draught from a bottle which the child reached out of a drawer for her, and lay pretty still till drowsiness came on. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Charles Stur We reached the summit after a fatiguing walk of an hour, but neither were we repaid for our trouble, nor was there anything in the view to lead us to hope for any change for the better. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur