Phrases with "realized"

Leon Trotsky But I realized that Menzhinsky was not talking through his hat. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He realized that she was neither young nor pretty — negative virtues, but immensely helpful ones in such difficulties as those in which they might soon find themselves. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Marjorie Bowen For the first time he felt he loved his father dearly, for the first time he realized how Mastino loved his wife — he understood. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Goldwin Smith Before the rector’s death, it seems, his pen had hardly realized the cruel frailty of the tenure by which a home in a parsonage is held. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

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]

Abraham Merri He strode over to the weeping girl, and in his voice was a roughness that angered me until I realized his purpose. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

It was a moment before I realized that what I held was not a picture at all — but some kind of printed pamphlet. Serapion by Francis Stevens

I had not realized how hungry I was! The water-carrying was no longer a bugbear, nor the drought a dragging nightmare. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Guy de Maupassant No longer did he implore the help of a merciful God, for he realized that no power on earth or in the sky could save those who had been visited by such a terrible disaster. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He went by a news-stand and two drug-stores — and then he realized that he was standing in front of the place which he sought, and that it was shut and barred. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

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

Algernon Blackwood He realized the two beings in him: the reasoning, scientific man, and the speculative dreamer, visionary, poet. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Olaf Stapledon And, when, later, it began to be realized that this deterioration had taken place, the realization itself, by suggestion, increased the deterioration. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith He realized it, and experienced a sudden calm: testifying to the positive pardon. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I have since realized that I was then in a burning fever and already nearly delirious. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

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

Sinclair Lewis She realized the vastness and the emptiness of the land. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Rafael Sabatini He had conceived a plan; but between the conception and its execution he realized that much ill might lie. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Rudyard Kipling She was far older in manners, style and repose than “Very Young” Gayerson; and, as he realized this thing, he felt sick. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The reaction came when he realized the waste and extravagance involved. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis She realized that he spent these autumn evenings in staring at the fire. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

She had expressed suitable regret at all that had happened, but most of the party realized that she had not really cared at all. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

H.P. Lovecraft Now, beyond the Ultimate Gateway, he realized in a moment of consuming fright that he was not one person, but many persons. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

As I read I realized what I had done. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

F. Scott Fitzgerald But Pat realized that this was no time for self-applause. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Rafael Sabatini His own roan mare with the white blaze was gone, and he realized that it was Jake who had taken her. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

M. R. James In a moment he realized what had happened: his carefully-constructed screen had given way, and a very bright frosty moon was shining directly on his face. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

H. G. Wells There was certainly a deep bond of dearness between us still, we realized that as our anger abated, but, once we were launched upon our several courses, there was no return. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle As I approached the window, which is covered with thick curtains, I suddenly felt the wind blow upon my face and realized that it was open. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

I looked, and immediately realized his intention. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

But after curvetting around three or four times, he realized what sort of a rider he had to deal with and quieted down. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Sinclair Lewis She skipped off, dragging him by the hand — but she realized that she was doing altogether too much dragging. Things by Sinclair Lewis

He saw the lamp burning and a strange room and, in a flash, realized where he was. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

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]

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

I realized that I must do something at once, and I decided to go and ask Boris to let me share his two francs, at any rate for a day or two. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

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

Arthur Conan Doyle More wise than those who go on until the wheel turns against them, he realized his gains and returned to England with them. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Sinclair Lewis He saw Prutt’s glance craftily hitch-hiking all over the place, and he realized that the good man was trying to look down at his fingernails . Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then, suddenly, Amory perceived the feet, and with a rush of blood to the head he realized he was afraid. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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]

D. H. Lawrence And he realized as he went into her that this was the thing he had to do, to go into tender touch, without losing his pride or his dignity or his integrity as a man. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith He realized her prospective generosity, and contrasted it with my actual obtuseness. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Mary Webb Even she, with her childish egotism like a shell about her, realized that this was a thing that could not be. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle By the way, I think “L. W’ guide ran up against innocent little Snelling! He matches the description quite well, as I realized last night. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Arnold Bennett She realized suddenly and with awe that her destiny was fixed hereafter. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

He shifted, looked round, realized that he was cold, stood up, stamped once or twice, and said: “Yes, here I am. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

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

H. G. Wells We had not realized at first that we could row beyond the range of the hotel windows. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Virginia Woolf He realized suddenly that he had never seen her in the daylight before. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H. G. Wells Mr. Catskill realized the coming of these reinforcements almost as soon as Mr. Barnstaple. His shouts of “Back! Back to the castle!” reached Mr. Barnstaple’s ears. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Theodore Dreiser He realized the emotional, egotistic, and artistic soul. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

A white fanatic heat burned in them, and I realized for the first time the terrible thing I had been up against. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Edgar Rice Burroughs His little body, burned brown by exposure, suddenly caused him feelings of intense shame, for he realized that it was entirely hairless, like some low snake, or other reptile. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Thomas Hardy She had not heard him enter, and hardly realized his presence there. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Once he realized that his eyes were closed he forced himself to open them, saw Kenneth almost fall across the space between the lines, and called to him. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Basil realized that he was like that to everyone, yet it was just possible that Fat liked him, as people used to in the past, and he was driven desperately to take a chance. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

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

Guy de Maupassant He realized that he was loved. A Passion (Une Passion) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

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

Sinclair Lewis And Neil realized that he was not a great-enough soldier or explorer to be sought out by a congregation of worshipping virgins for inspired counsel about lunch-baskets. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells She had strong arms, Mr. Parham realized with amazement, a strong will, and her instructions had been explicit. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Olaf Stapledon You have not realized in your heart that the bare private individuality is a negligible thing, that what is glorious or base is the form which circumstance imposes on it. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis It was sweet until he realized that she had been cheating for generosity’s sake, that she could not really respond to him. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Conway could give an exact response to that kind of approach, and he was aware that they realized it and were gratified. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

H.P. Lovecraft But I had to shut my eyes again when I realized how many of the things were assembling — and when I glimpsed a certain object walking solemnly and steadily without any body above the waist. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

I realized this even by the time I was ten years old. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

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 Gradually he realized that he was really walking up University Place, self-conscious about his suitcase, developing a new tendency to glare straight ahead when he passed any one. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis But he realized that he had but little sense of the smell of earth in the changing countries. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

WHEN I was well again I realized that Tsiganok occupied an important position in the house-hold. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Rafael Sabatini Our Venetian realized the ambiguity of his laughter, and hastened to explain it. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

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]

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]

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]

Theodore Dreiser It all came so swiftly, so terribly, she scarcely realized what was happening before the storm was upon her. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne Bright they are as a young man’s visions, and, like them, would be realized in dullness, obscurity and tears. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

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

H. G. Wells It realized that it knew many things very simply, but it had no doubt it knew better. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At first he failed to understand, but after a puzzled five minutes he realized that this was the aftermath of some gay party. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

The eye, nearing that particular day, realized that it was leaving the whole fullness of the light behind. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Before her mother realized the delicacy of the situation, she too had laughed, an audible, distinct laugh not unlike the baby’s, and partaking of the same overtones. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

E. F. Benson But his smile faded, and by some sort of telepathic perception he realized how much more decorous it was to say (or, better, to indicate) goodnight in a dignified manner than to throw lemons about. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

G. K. Chesterton But was the country-house a stepping-stone to something else? Suddenly Hood realized that all his angers had been very abstracted angers. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

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

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

Wilkie Collins She was not prepared to see her own darkest forebodings — the unacknowledged offspring of her hatred for Magdalen — realized as she saw them realized now. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope Had that been realized there would have been no farther need for the formalities of Gurney & Malcolmson, and that young lad must have found other work to do than the posting of circulars. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Algernon Blackwood He absorbed, his companion realized at last, as by telepathy, the content of his own, of Fillery’s mind, acquiring the latter’s mood, language, ideas, as though the two formed one being. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Abraham Merri If so, after one frenzied effort he realized the futility, for with a certain dignity he drew himself upright, turned his eyes toward the city. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Edith Wharton Rauch didn’t know if Weston realized what a chance that was for a beginner, who — well, wasn’t in a position, let’s say, to order himself an eight-cylinder Cadillac . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

She realized with a sharp pang of concern what Pegler’s mental defection would mean to her. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

G. K. Chesterton She was herself reverently, if rather vaguely, attached to a High Church tradition, but she only half realized the prejudice that had stirred in her. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

I realized that I was leg-weary, which is a thing you see sometimes with horses, but not often with men. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

By the time I realized this the first dog was upon us. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

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

H. G. Wells Leadership he realized was needed. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Suddenly he realized that it was locked. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle I realized it as I drove back and noted how hill after hill showed traces of the ancient people. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Arnold Bennett She realized that this man was hers, and the realization was marvellously reassuring. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle North, and east, and west he looked with wild, questioning eyes, and then he realized that his wanderings had come to an end, and that there, on that barren crag, he was about to die. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Sinclair Lewis Martin realized that he was lost. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Wilkie Collins My sincere anxiety to see that happy prospect realized to which your letter alludes has caused me to write far less reservedly than I might otherwise have written. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arnold Bennett Once more he remembered what Felix Babylon had said to him and realized the truth of the saying anew. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

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]

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

I realized her favours were no light trifles to be thrown away and”— he bowed gravely —“my estimation of her rose accordingly. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

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

U Po Kyin realized all his dreams except one. Burmese Days by George Orwell

He had thought it would give him half an hour’s pleasant relaxation to worry Lionel, and he had not realized that Lionel was, even in his usual state, beyond this. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Lecoq realized it all too well. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Sinclair Lewis He realized how many were staring at him rather than at the pastor; he remembered that to half of them he was a masquerading black man who had been caught and was going to be driven out of town. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

She realized that a part of the strength of the Béarnais came from his alliance with the Duc d’Alençon, and she determined to separate them. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells As though he realized something for the first time. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Algernon Blackwood Hot coffee and bacon put a little sense and judgment into him again, and he realized that he had been behaving like a boy. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

All of a sudden I realized that at last I had come out of savagery. Prester John by John Buchan

Theodore Dreiser The old Irishman realized on this occasion, when he saw her, perhaps more clearly than he ever had in his life, that he had grown a bird of rare plumage. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

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]

George Meredith I realized the scene with such intensity in the light running at his heels: it may be quite true that I laughed in the hearing of his messenger as I folded up the letter. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Now that she realized it, she felt terribly disgusted. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Mr. Coningsby stared at her, and then realized that he was a little frightened of her, though he couldn’t think why. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Even when Robert Napier’s 19 expedition went to Abyssinia, few people in England realized that it was organized in India and paid for by India; and the credit for its success was given elsewhere. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

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

Sinclair Lewis He realized that this capital, barbaric with gold and marble, provided every human necessity save a place, a cafe or a plaza or a not-too-lady-like tea-shop, in which he could sit and be human. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Radclyffe Hall Apparently Elizabeth realized this too, for she glanced at the window from time to time and paused to listen; Joan knew that she was waiting in a fever of impatience for the doctor to arrive. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Mary Webb Then he realized that she was as innocent as her little fox, and as free from artifice. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Mary Webb He realized that she was afraid of him — his look, his touch. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

H. G. Wells Now that these things have realized themselves, we look for the next thing we have to do. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

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]

Edith Wharton The short winter day was fading, and she realized that she could not remain much longer in the restaurant without attracting notice. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Too late Pat realized that a thousand dollars was slipping away and tried desperately to recover. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

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

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

Sinclair Lewis To the person who opened she murmured, “Do you happen to know where the Perrys are?” She realized that it was Guy Pollock. “I’m awfully sorry, Mrs. Kennicott, but I don’t know. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The ‘Precious’ writers had dimly realized the importance of form, but they had not realized at all the importance of simplicity. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

G. K. Chesterton The second time he realized the actual possibility of defeat and pulled himself together under a shock of the sanity of anger. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

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

H. G. Wells Of course he had always realized that there was something subtly unusual about her, even about her appearance. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Edith Wharton Underneath her radiant security, what suspicion, what dread, still lingered? “I’m so stupid, dear; I hadn’t realized it was the custom. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Sinclair Lewis She realized how much she had depended on Martin for such bits of knowledge, as for all philosophy. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Radclyffe Hall She realized now how necessary, how vitally necessary it was that they should live together. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

D. H. Lawrence He realized once, when two men came down the moorland by-road — officers in khaki — on a motor-bicycle, and went trying the door of the next cottage, which was shut up. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

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]

In spite of my restlessness I had to go slowly, for after the first rush downhill I realized that, unless I was careful, I might wreck the car and spoil everything. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

I realized that Lombard and I were going to have a difficult job with him. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Willa Cather She realized that there were a great many trains dashing east and west on the face of the continent that night, and that they all carried young people who meant to have things. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

H. G. Wells She had not realized how great were the forces against her and against us both. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

She had never been inside the house, and at first thought it was fairy-land realized and that she was out of place in it. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Sinclair Lewis He was angrily fretting, “If she only had a real doctor, like Roy. That chintz-covered fellow here just got interested in me when he realized I’ll be paying his bill. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Over and over they rolled, the bewildered sentry not daring to fire, until the ship’s side brought them up with a violent jerk, and Frere realized that Gabbett was below him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Algernon Blackwood He stretched his hand out, as though to lay it quietly upon his companion’s shoulder but realized suddenly he could not almost he dared not touch him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He had not realized what a prisoner he had been. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Her feminine imagination pictured all the horrors of death by famine, and having realized her own torments, her maternal love forced her to live them over again in the person of her child. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was hours later, tossing about my bed in the hotel, that I realized what was the matter, what had always been the matter — I was deeply and incurably in love with her. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

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

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

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

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

Suffice to say that we realized very soon that the substance of the plot was still a riddle. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For the first time she realized that he was more than ordinarily good-looking. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

When one has realized that, one begins to put oneself in a tramp’s place and understand what his life is like. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Edward Bellamy Indignation mastered my mind as I realized the outrageous liberty that had been taken. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

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]

Sinclair Lewis Mr. Wrenn realized that he had, even at this moment of social triumph, “made a break. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Jack London He realized that he could not kill the dog. Lost Face by Jack London

H. G. Wells He had not realized how widely she had diverged from the British conception of history and a European outlook upon world affairs. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Anything should be done that fitted in with Anthony and the sunlight and freedom from worry and that stranger thing which she dimly realized had been the central desire of centuries of labour. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

H. G. Wells Then I realized what a danger such blinkered firmness of mind as his could be to mankind. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Then I realized that Alicia’s eyes were again fixed on my face, and their expression was not that of a woman entranced. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Sinclair Lewis He realized that she was crying. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Anatole France She realized that she had slept. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

I realized that I had had my chance and taken it. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

H. G. Wells I realized the rôle played by the primitive taboos in disciplining and canalizing the dominant jealousy of the more powerful males so as to make possible the development of tribal societies. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

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

You realized that we feared Ivery, and you knew enough about him to see his fiendish cleverness. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then, before Bill realized what was happening, his arms were pressed quietly to his sides and he was propelled into a little anteroom back of the buffet. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The man had been hard hit — D’Arnot realized it now — but why? He could not understand. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle Summerlee was shivering like a man with the ague, human fears, as he realized his position, rising for an instant above the stoicism of the man of science. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle The moment the woman told us of it I realized what a tremendous weapon was there if we could but lay our hands on it. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Christmas was, in fact, the time when Mr. Coningsby most nearly realized the passage of time and the approach of age and death. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Leon Trotsky On October 24, when I realized the bitterness of the struggle, I issued an order: “Woe to the unworthy soldier who raises his knife over a defenseless prisoner or deserter!” Our advance continued. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Hardy She realized a condition of things that she had never anticipated, and for a moment the discovery of her state so overwhelmed her that she thought she must die outright. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Ford Madox Ford He realized that his talking to her in the park at Nauheim had done her no harm. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Leon Trotsky She was the first to broach the idea of my escape when we realized the great new tasks. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edgar Rice Burroughs As he neared me I realized that he was weakening rapidly. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

H. G. Wells Cotton–Jones, toiling wearily up to his suite under the roof at headquarters, realized suddenly the mysterious sensitiveness of the Thunderclap system. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Then I realized that the turnkey had been winking to me to challenge the jury. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

G. K. Chesterton Moon had known his man when he realized that no people presented to Moses Gould could be quite serious, even if they were quite furious. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Thomas Hardy Such anticipated glimpses of her now and then realized themselves in the event. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Keep to the grinsard!’ and it was many years before Laura realized that that name for the grass verges, in general use there, was a worn survival of the old English ‘greensward’. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jones, however, emptied his magazine before he realized that he had actually killed the creature with that first fortunate bullet. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

As I realized this, and my own utter helplessness, I fell into one of the chairs before me in a state of perfect despair. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

He realized that a perfect physical condition is a great possession, and he took considerable pains to keep himself what he called “fit. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Thomas Hardy For the first time he realized an unexpectedness in her, which, after all, should not have been unexpected. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

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

What he realized less was the necessity of submitting treatment to the same government of law. Balzac by Frederick Lawton