Phrases with "realized"

I realized the zest of liberty, the passion of life again. Prester John by John Buchan

She realized that she did not know the meaning of the word ‘Rector’. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy That he was but a novice at dairy work she had realized in a moment, from the time he had spent upon the milking of one cow. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was not until the curtain fell upon the last act that she realized that her emancipation, however near it might be, was as yet a thing of the future. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Virginia Woolf When he realized the truth at last, a painful scene ensued. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

D. H. Lawrence For she had realized that she could never make her happy. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

As its sharp bang rang through the room, I realized into what a pitfall I had stumbled. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

He had in his time talked a good deal about anthropomorphism, and now he realized that anthropomorphism was but one dialect of divine truth. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

George Gissing Of course it could only be realized where conditions are favourable; poverty and other wretched things force us so often to sin against our best beliefs. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

H.P. Lovecraft From the very outset I realized that there was some utterly unprecedented quality about those stones. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Mr. Burwell realized that his condition was critical, and, beckoning me to him, told me that he wished to make a statement he felt might be his last. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

Olaf Stapledon Suddenly, I realized that I had done with acceptance, and was all set for protest. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

In abstract systems the ” through-and-through “ Ideal is realized on every hand. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Miss Lonelyhearts realized that now was the time to give his message. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Sinclair Lewis He walked back to the Sims House. He realized that to a civilized man the fact that Pickerbaugh advocated any reform would be sufficient reason for ignoring it. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Olaf Stapledon When he found that Paul (with my aid) realized the gulf that lay between him and his fellows, he became cautiously well-disposed. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

His first impulse was to run, but with forethought beyond his years he realized that by doing so all would be lost. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

He realized that this was the night of Rood–Mass — pagan and papistical folly, but his reason could not altogether curb his fancy. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Hood realized the convincing note in the other’s words. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Hurry! hurry!” Archie needed no second telling, as he realized what hung on the securing of the confession. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

In short, I realized that I was ravenously hungry and that my dinner had yet to be cooked. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Clanroyden’s letter, even if she didn’t think it a forgery, couldn’t prevail against the ipsissima verba of Haraldsen. I realized I was in a cleft stick and must conduct myself discreetly. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was when he realized that he was spending the golden years of his life gibbering round a stage with a lot of black men. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Willa Cather When they went out to dinner Imogen realized the completeness of Flavia’s triumph. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Sinclair Lewis She realized that Kennicott’s clothes were seldom pressed. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Then I realized something of the might of Germany. She produced good and bad, cads and gentlemen, but she could put a bit of the fanatic into them all. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Olaf Stapledon He realized vividly the drowsy, fumbling, vaguely distressed and frightened life that was going on in that hulk of flesh, and was disguised even from itself by the pose of braggartism. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells He probably never realized that these huge ice masses were almost invisible to the American fleet and that his change of direction was certain to be misunderstood. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Leon Trotsky The estrangement began when Dzerzhinsky realized that Lenin did not think him capable of directing economic work. My Life by Leon Trotsky

With now welcome force, I realized his entire misapprehension of my character and nature. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H.P. Lovecraft For the first time Carter realized how terrific utter silence, mental and physical, may be. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

I realized that I had fallen in the esteem of my lady, and I went mad. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Emptiness was before me, and I realized what it was to be baffled at the moment of success. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

The garret’s bareness, its whitewashed walls and rickety furniture, realized to her mind an existence whose simplicity she had sometimes dreamt of in her girlhood. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

The prayer of Agur—“Give me neither poverty nor riches”—was realized for us. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Then I realized that there were such things as munitions and ships, and I wondered no more. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Willa Cather Until she spoke, Bartley had not realized that he was in love. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle A cold hand seemed to close round my heart as I realized my position. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

I realized the brutality of my remark, but not clearly seeing my way to an apology, said nothing. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Sinclair Lewis She realized that she still carried the damp glove she had stripped off for Erik. She drew it on. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells That I realized I could not go on with it marks a stage in my education in the art of fiction. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

I saw his rather good-looking old face, with the heavy grey eyebrows and the intelligent nose, looking me over and realized that he’d decided to help me. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Willa Cather She hadn’t thought the little boys realized that their household was somehow a queer one. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

She realized she had been walking along quite gaily. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Theodore Dreiser He realized that he owed her more, but he was sailing rather close to the wind financially, these days. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Rice Burroughs But her fears were more for Tarzan than for Canler. She realized the stern retribution which justice metes to the murderer. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Sinclair Lewis Bates lay staring at the green-shaded light on his desk and disgustedly he realized that he must have been sleeping there for hours on the leather couch in his office. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

I realized that they were passing from us. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

F. Scott Fitzgerald From the closet he took a suitcase and very quickly began filling it with her shoes — street shoes, evening slippers, rubber-soled oxfords — he had not realized that she owned so many pairs. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Abraham Merri Then I realized it was much like that to which I had been taken in the oasis. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Sinclair Lewis He realized again, as he had in Washington and in waterfront dives in Trinidad, that most conversation is dull. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells I realized that unless my memory was very bad indeed I had had a comparatively recent beginning, but I found it difficult to suppose I should ever have an end. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sinclair Lewis He was almost sober, and he realized that half a dozen rejoicing young workmen were about to rush him. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Looking in her face, I realized what the embarrassment of this meeting must be to these women, and would have retreated, but something in the attitude of Mary Leavenworth seemed to forbid my doing so. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

As he did so, he for the first time realized just where he was. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton With a pang of compassion Delia realized that she herself was literally the one being on earth before whom Charlotte could act the mother. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

But he realized dimly what a wonderful chance this new fashionable craze—for so he regarded it—gives to the charlatan. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

He, if any man ever did, realized the Roman poet’s description of being natus rebus agendis—sent into this world not for talking, but for doing; not for counsel, but for execution. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Arthur Conan Doyle His face turned upon us with a glare of baffled rage, which gradually softened into a rather shamefaced grin as he realized that two pistols were pointed at his head. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Its subjectivity and objectivity are functional attributes solely, realized only when the experience is ‘take,’ i. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Henry Adams This was the instinct of what might be named McKinleyism; the system of combinations, consolidations, trusts, realized at home, and realizable abroad. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

I don’t think she realized it. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Sainte–Beuve realized that such methods — the slap-dash pronouncements of a Johnson or the narrow generalizations of a Boileau — were in reality not critical at all. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

He found them remarkably clear; so much so, indeed, that he travelled for some distance into their midst before he realized that he had passed beyond their borders. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Then, too, the valuable binoculars he had left behind him were a dead loss of nearly £40, for he realized it would be far too dangerous for him to go back and claim them. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

George Meredith Her step was so firm, her face so assured, that he could not fancy she realized any prospect of the sort, and it filled him with pity and a wretched quailing. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Thomas Hardy They had not realized the force of the elements till now. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Leon Trotsky I realized that I was doing something which I should not be doing, but the words lured me just because they were forbidden. My Life by Leon Trotsky

With sickening certainty, Drayton realized that he had carried his tirade too far. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Abraham Merri I went out upon Nansur. Vaguely, I realized that it was wide and that low parapets guarded its edges, and that the stone was ramped for the tread of horses and the tread of marching men. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri Now Sigurd realized all that galley’s peril; saw that it was close to piercing stone ray; saw that he might drive it upon that ray; send stone blade biting into it; destroy it. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Radclyffe Hall She realized as never before how much that future with Elizabeth had meant to her, and now it had been snatched away. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells It was not until the afternoon of the second day after the irruption that Utopia realized what had happened, and set itself to deal with this relapse into barbaric solicitudes. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

I should have thought all the neighbourhood must have realized that by now. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

D. H. Lawrence In an instant she realized that she had seen the figure of the old post-carrier dodging between the rocks. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Everywhere there was bedding — blankets, mattresses, bent springs, shredded padding — he had not realized how much of people’s lives was spent in bed. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Edgar Rice Burroughs And he realized all this without malice or hatred. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Wilkie Collins The nature of Poulailler’s more serious achievements in the art of robbery may be realized by reference to one terrible fact. Memoirs of an Adopted Son by Wilkie Collins [1861]

G. K. Chesterton When Hood realized who he was, a light of somewhat sinister understanding dawned on his long face. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

G. K. Chesterton And then, of course, I realized that a red-hot poker would serve as well as a pen or pencil, or rather better, for altering an inscription on a wooden box. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Almost before Carlyle realized his good fortune he was on Broadway, with offers of engagements on all sides, and more money than he had ever dreamed of. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Frances Hodgson Burnett She realized that what she had thrust lightly away in a corner of her third floor produced an unmistakable effect when turned out into the light of a gay world. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Morrison He realized his peril on the instant. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Sinclair Lewis With a shock he realized that there was much to what the boy had said. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle Perhaps the creature realized what I had done, and understood that it was useless to try to influence me. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

She realized that she had wasted twenty minutes, and her conscience stabbed her so hard that all the questions that had been worrying her fled out of her mind. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

H. G. Wells He knew already that he was marked for the Lord Paramount’s Council. The Lord Paramount, intent on such particulars, realized suddenly that he was being cheered from the opposition benches. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

He realized now that the time for a selection had arrived, and almost simultaneously found himself with a ready-made decision in his mind. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Vaguely he realized that this was one of the things he was giving up, but he was very hungry. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Leon Trotsky It was not until later that I realized that the change was the result of Lenin’s more serious condition. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Conan Doyle But at last I realized what a treasure they were. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

H. G. Wells For a minute perhaps I stared aghast at this blackness that was creeping over the day, and then I realized that an eclipse was beginning. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Rafael Sabatini Gustave realized that here was a chance sent him by friendly fortune. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

The barn behind us was on fire! Instantly I realized it was the work of my hands; I had dropped a half-extinguished match, and it had fallen upon some inflammable substance. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf He had not realized her presence, she thought. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

I had not gone far before I realized that something strange was going on. Prester John by John Buchan

It is true that he had done this before he had fully realized the effect of his American exertions; but even so there was a terrible unwisdom in the promise. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Now no vestige of the low land was visible, so I was driven to the conclusion that it was the lighter they were discussing; and I date my awakening from the moment that I realized this. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

She was an only child, and her father had realized enough to live quietly; say three or four hundred a year. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Thomas Hardy It was a worn whisper, dry and papery, and it brushed so distinctly across the ear that, by the accustomed, the material minutiae in which it originated could be realized as by touch. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim A feeble dream of last night in the garden of “The Haven” floated before his eyes and he realized that he had no wish to die. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Sinclair Lewis It was with surprise, and some pride in finding himself so complex a person, that he realized that this was insomnia — the sort of thing that Mrs. Bull boasted of having. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

And then the circumstances really were highly mysterious, as I realized with especial vividness now after listening to my friend’s analysis of the evidence. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Edith Wharton Floss had not realized till then what a public figure he was. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

G. K. Chesterton For the first time she realized something of what strikes a Western eye in Eastern places as the unnaturalness of nature. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Sinclair Lewis He realized that though he had been assuming that he was a well-trained and valuable member of society, he had no skills outside of camping and organizing golf-tournaments and working in a bank. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Fortunately common sense returned in time, and he realized that since he saw both the red and the green it must mean but one thing. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Leon Trotsky Even more perhaps than any one else, I did not want this war, because I realized only too clearly how difficult it would be to prosecute it after three years of continuous civil war. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He realized at that moment the vast experience of love which she had undergone, and accepted it. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

He realized that his exploit of last night had made him almost a hero in her eyes. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Jones realized with pleasure that they had passed the great spider’s trap without even being aware of it. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Jack London For the first time, on that precipitous wall, he realized how tired he was. Lost Face by Jack London

Mary Webb Reddin, coming up the wood at some distance from the pack, caught the whistle, and seeing her dress flutter far up the hill, realized what had happened. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Radclyffe Hall They realized that all in a moment they had turned a sharp corner and come face to face with a crisis, that there was now no going back, that they must go forward together or each one alone. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells Abruptly Graham realized the enormity of his blunder in coming to the Council House. He turned towards the curtains that separated the hall from the antechamber. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

We had always heard it said that the love of money was the root of all evil, but we had taken this for a saying, merely; now we realized it as an active, vital truth. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Theodore Dreiser She realized that all these were important in their way; but Cowperwood and his point of view had given her another outlook on life. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence And she had realized that one must live and learn. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Leon Trotsky The head master came out of his room again and only let fall: “All right! All right!” I realized that in point of fact it was not all right at all. My Life by Leon Trotsky

H. G. Wells But slowly she realized a thread in his discourse, a progress and development. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

It was then that I realized Nikola’s reason for calling to me. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

It is now beginning to be realized how false this idea was. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For the Hermitage rubies, for instance, where I nearly had to shoot a man dead, I realized rather less than four hundred pounds. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Then for the first time since I entered the cave I realized the frightful danger in which I stood. Prester John by John Buchan

Edgar Rice Burroughs At first he thought it was one of his own people but in another instant he realized that it was Bolgani, the huge gorilla. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Olaf Stapledon He realized at once that her caresses were meant for his brilliant “brother,” who had gone to bed with her. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

T. E. Lawrence Sir Archibald Murray realized with a sudden shock that more Turkish troops were fighting the Arabs than were fighting him, and began to remember how he had always favoured the Arab revolt. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He could have told them all about Rome and the violent origins of the Colonna and Gaetani families but he realized that as a beginning that would be somewhat abrupt. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Willa Cather When the first of August came round, the Professor realized that he had pleasantly trifled away nearly two months at a task which should have taken little more than a week. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Leon Trotsky Through the same war, it realized its technical power with unprecedented force. My Life by Leon Trotsky

It might be said that she had not yet realized her situation, but the truth was, perhaps, that she was in the midst of the true realities. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

H. G. Wells Until the patriots realized that the Chinese supply of this stuff was limited, they lived in horror. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Colin realized that his former assailant had left the ground and was swinging itself from bough to bough through the forest. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Jack London Then I realized that he was preparing to heave to, and dropped to the deck to be in readiness. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

When I realized it I nearly choked with anger. Greenmantle by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence And she had never been here before! She realized it was the quiet place where the growing pheasants were reared; the keeper in his shirt-sleeves was kneeling, hammering. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson Vandyck is timeless, he shows the dignity, the distinction which can be realized in every age. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

H. G. Wells But it is doubtful if at any time he realized that a world pax means a world control of all the vital common interests of mankind. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

He hit on a key that helped when he realized that a lot of it wasn’t jumbled so much as timeless. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

In this way came the plague to Woodilee. Its coming was realized in an instant, for the sinister weather had prepared the people for calamity. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Edith Wharton In another moment, he realized with dismay, he was going to know what she looked like. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

But presently the sun went in, the room grew grey again, and they realized that it was time to go. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

F. Scott Fitzgerald Money alone couldn’t buy such work; more than he realized himself, it had been a labour of love. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Sinclair Lewis He was an overgrown farm-boy, awed and afraid now, and Neil realized what his announcement of Negro kinship must have done to this simple, loving and mercenary family-man. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy He enclosed in the packet containing the letter the money that had been realized by the sale of the pig, with all he had besides, which was not much. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Sinclair Lewis And with that instant Carol realized that it was a bad play abominably acted. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Helen Zimmern She had not, however, reasoned concerning her feelings, and never realized either how strong they were, or dreamed that they would be reciprocated. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Guy de Maupassan He realized that his house was empty and his studio deserted. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Rafael Sabatini He realized to the full the contemptible quality of his thought and hated himself for conceiving it. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Sinclair Lewis I must ask the fellows at the Athletic if they ever realized — But same time, Ted, you know how advertisers, I means some advertisers, exaggerate. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

She realized the pitfalls that lie in wait for persons as simple and as inapprehensive as Annette, especially when they are beautiful as well, and she sighed. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Olaf Stapledon When I realized fully the change that had come over me, I wondered if I had died, and was entering some wholly unexpected new existence. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Louisa May Alcott She felt her exile deeply, and for the first time in her life, realized how much she was beloved and petted at home. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

D. H. Lawrence And he realized that there was a whole vast country spreading, a sort of underworld country, spreading away beyond him. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Theodore Dreiser They were flimsy affairs, these cars, merely highly varnished kindling-wood with bits of polished brass and glass stuck about them, but he realized what fortunes they portended if the city grew. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Anatole France He understood that everything was useless; he realized she was no longer for him, because she belonged to another. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He realized too the truth of her assertions that he was continually doing favors—a little something here, a little something there; the sum total, in time and energy expended, was appalling. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Wilkie Collins A hideous expression crossed his face as he realized the idea that he had got her (unprotected by her husband) in his house. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Abraham Merri Then I realized that its colour was subtly differenttinged with grey and of a smooth, peculiar — deadness. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Theodore Dreiser Her relief vanished in a second, when she realized how in a moment she would have to raise them again and look him in the face. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Sigmund Freud Dora realized that the presence of the husband had the effect of making his wife ill, and that she was glad to be ill so as to be able to escape the conjugal duties which she so much detested. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He looked around his study at his walls lined with books, and he smiled grimly as he realized how little, after all, they had taught him. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

I was evidently to be kept there all night, I remarked, and only realized with the words that they disposed of my other explanations before they were uttered. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

He realized exultingly that he had done better work than he thought — he might repent later, but for the moment he could feel nothing but that. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

If the gems in question belong equally to the three men, each is entitled to his proper share, either of the stones or of the amounts realized by the sale. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle And this is also what she meant, no doubt, when she said that I had not realized yet the power she has over me. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

H. G. Wells She was about to speak when the door opened, and Malcom ushered in Aunt Plessington and Uncle Hubert. Husband and wife hung for a moment, and then realized their talk was at an end. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

He realized now that there had been no need for this secrecy. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Personally, he was a long time before he realized her. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle One realized the red-hot energy which underlay Holmes’s phlegmatic exterior when one saw the sudden change which came over him from the moment that he entered the fatal apartment. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was only when the romance had passed — and it lingered for years — that I realized that we had nothing — absolutely nothing — in common. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

H. G. Wells And then he realized the column had been hit and was coming down. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

H. G. Wells He realized acutely the enormous gulf between his attitudes towards women and those of his host and Solomonson—and indeed of all the other men. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

G. K. Chesterton But it was only when he came within three feet of MacIan’s face, that that observer of mankind fully realized that Mr. James Turnbull was roaring with laughter. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Abraham Merri Suddenly I realized that I was still wearing the yellow ceremonial smock. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

But I had impressed him more than I realized at the time. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Ford Madox Ford General O’Hara exclaimed that this was Major Perowne. I had not realized that this was Major Perowne. I do not know Major Perowne very well and he was not in uniform. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Olaf Stapledon I realized I had got properly caught in my own experiment, but I didn’t care. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis He realized that the guard beside him, with the chevrons of a squad leader, or corporal, was Aras Dilley, the slatternly farmer from up on Mount Terror whom he had often helped . It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

I realized it when, one morning about a week later, I found Polton laying the breakfast-table and placing the “catch” from the letter-box beside our respective plates. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Sinclair Lewis These people were none of his! Then, shocked, he realized that perhaps they were. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis He realized that over the top of the menu he was looking directly at Emily, alone, at another dinky white table across the room. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Straker was excited at hearing the account, although he does not seem to have quite realized its true significance. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Theodore Dreiser She realized that her “at homes” were a notable failure. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

To England we now resolved to take wing; we arrived there safely; Frances realized the dream of her lifetime. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

It was only a moment or two before Grant realized the simple significance of that apparently staggering fact. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

W. W. Jacobs The footsteps retreated again, and the embarrassed brave realized that he was in a cruelly false position, his very life, so to speak, depending on the strength a small girl’s scream. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When they came South three weeks later, neither Anson in his satisfaction nor Paula in her relief at the reunion realized that the psychological moment had passed forever. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Rafael Sabatini He realized that this in itself might be a suspicious circumstance; or, rather, knowing what the bale contained, he was too ready to fear suspicion. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Then we realized that the afternoon had long passed and that it was getting dark; and going up to the old man, I asked whom he was looking for. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The prospect before him had more than realized the most sanguine anticipations that he could have formed of it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As they slipped on the gowns, caps, and then the masks, Bill realized how quickly he was breathing. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

G. K. Chesterton So I realized that I was still on the right track. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

He realized there was no use in saying anything. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Algernon Blackwood She realized herself a child before him, and this realization sweetened, though it confused her being. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

I hadn’t realized it myself. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

That night I realized the crazy folly of war. Greenmantle by John Buchan

It was not till months later that he realized what a hopeless failure Mice had really been. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell Could it be that he was dead! If he had been less of an object of her thoughts, less of a motive for her labours, she could sooner have realized it. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

Theodore Dreiser He realized that his general moral or unmoral attitude was perhaps working them a temporary injustice. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser