Phrases with "recalling"

Elizabeth Gaskell I find this in recalling what I have heard, and the authority on which I have heard anything. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Sinclair Lewis From her fluttered expression it might be judged that she was recalling the rotogravure pictures of the boy king. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne And this double hypothesis suggested by his companions had the effect of recalling him to his senses. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Robert Louis Stevenson She stood a moment dumb, and then, recalling her self-possession, ‘Your bill,’ said she, ‘shall be ready this evening, and to-morrow, madam, you shall leave my house. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather In the half-light he looked about at the stalls and boxes and smiled a little consciously, recalling with amusement Sir Harry’s judicial frown. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Meanwhile memory was recalling the past to life. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

This fragment of a romance, partly based on the plan of Wilhelm Meister, with shadowy love episodes recalling the manner of the “Minerva Press,” can add nothing to Carlyle’s reputation. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She could not BEAR it! She found herself recalling it the moment she saw the light on the door handle and she got up to move about and try to forget it. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James Then, recalling her white face, and the deeper, stranger expression of her beautiful eyes, I entertained myself with the idea that she was under the influence of “suppressed exaltation. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Matilda hastened with restoratives, and soon succeeded in recalling to life Verezzi’s fleeted faculties. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

No! At this very day, recalling the horror and compassion of my childhood, I ask myself whether I am right in disclosing to a cold and fastidious world that awful episode in the family history. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

There in the black darkness by the side of the dead, recalling all without a shock, he strained his eyes to see — he knew not what. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Jules Verne Miss Herbey, it is true, was making an attempt to join us, but she had barely reached the poop, when Mrs. Kear’s languid voice was heard recalling her for some trifling service to her side. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

George Gissing Sitting, standing, or on her knees, she wore the same preoccupied look, with ever and again a slight smile or a movement of the lips, as if she were recalling some conversation of special interest. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Abraham Merri I mean that his manner was less that of teaching me a new language, than of recalling to me one I had forgotten. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Tobias Smolle That she had seen enough to believe he had mistaken the case of poor Biddy, and he could not justly blame her for recalling Doctor Fathom, whose prescription had operated in a miraculous manner. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Gertrude Stein Any years are early years and all years are occasions for recalling that she promised me something. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

D.H. Lawrence Then he continued vaguely wondering, recalling the sensation of wretched sickness which sometimes follows drunkenness, thinking of the times when he had fallen ill. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens Philip, fully occupied in recalling his story, had not observed him until now, nor Milly’s anxiety that he should not proceed. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Out of a bit of tissue paper, he took a curl of bright brown hair, recalling the day and hour when he had surreptitiously cut it off, and refused to give it up again to its blushing owner. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I spent painful hours in recalling these trifles, and rendering them more misty and unsubstantial than at first by the quantity of speculative musing thus kneaded in with them. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

This morning the old couple are cheerful but serious, recalling old times as well as they can remember them, and dwelling upon many passages in their past lives which the day brings to mind. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Robert Louis Stevenson I thought this better and better still, and as I began to pull on my hose, recalling the man’s impudent mendicancy at Prestongrange’s, I determined to pursue what seemed to be my victory. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang It is through you that we remember them; and in recalling them, as in treading each hillside in this land, we again remember you and bless you. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather The thing one especially noticed was her fine head, so well set upon her shoulders and beautiful in shape, recalling some of the portrait busts of Roman ladies. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Leslie Stephen Johnson, long afterwards, burst into tears on recalling the trials of this period. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Instead of recalling her kindness to him, he preferred to speak, in connection with what he styled his horrible youth, of the years which she — the Dilecta — had tarnished. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

John Galsworthy He lay awake, featuring Fleur — as they called it — recalling her words, especially that “Au revoir!” so soft and sprightly. To Let by John Galsworthy

G. K. Chesterton He was shown into the great man’s study and after a few sentences succeeded in recalling himself and receiving a mildly benevolent recognition. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Rudyard Kipling Then we all began to talk at once, each man recalling fragments of dreadful menus and what followed on ’em. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

He was thought to be in a consumption — had a little dry hacking cough, actually caused by relaxed tonsils, but painfully recalling her of the camelias. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Can it be a question of recalling a faithless lover by shining in society?” And the Duchessa gazed with attention at all the young men who stood round them. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

M. R. James Marshes intersected by dykes to the south, recalling the early chapters of Great Expectations; flat fields to the north, merging into heath; heath, fir woods, and, above all, gorse, inland. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Edith Wharton Here’s my old plaid dressing-gown — you remember it, don’t you?” Ann Eliza laughed, recalling Evelina’s ironies on the subject of the antiquated garment. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Jules Verne As to what he intends to do with his machine, I fear, recalling his letter, that the world must expect from it more of evil than of good. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Rudyard Kipling That smell in our nostrils, and Adam’s servant in waiting, we naturally fell back more and more on the old slang, recalling at each glass those who had gone before. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Now that I am recalling him, he was not so much superior as different. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Ivan Turgenev But even while I admire it and am touched by it, I cannot help recalling a poor peasant family who took an orphan niece into their little tumble-down hut. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing Whilst I was reading this afternoon my thoughts strayed, and I found myself recalling a hillside in Suffolk, where, after a long walk I rested drowsily one midsummer day twenty years ago. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Samuel Johnson As there is no recalling what is got abroad, the pieces here republished I have revised and corrected, and rendered them as PARDONABLE as it was in my power to do. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

There they were together, never far apart; a pair of them, recalling to the mind an old whale at- tended by a little pilot-fish. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

John Galsworthy Has Clare a young man?” “Oh! no!” And Dinny lifted a puce-coloured wrapper, recalling the expression of the young man when he was saying good-bye. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton Venice, by recalling her fleet from Greece, let fall the dominion of the sea. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

E. F. Benson There lay on it now a china bowl full of press-cuttings, and Lucia glanced at a few, recalling the triumphs of the past week. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Jules Verne Thanks to his attentions, the doctor succeeded in recalling the unfortunate man to life, but not to feeling; he neither saw, heard, nor spoke, but he lived. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

D. H. Lawrence But who could consider the proprieties now? “They’ve stopped again,” said Miss Pinnegar, recalling Alvina. The two men were having a few more excited words, their voices just audible. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton He tried to imagine what incident of the day she was likely to be recalling at that particular moment, and what part he probably played in it. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

When he spoke of these scenes and days, his countenance softened, and something in its expression, recalling to Lucy the image of one still dearer, made her yearn to him the more. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Godolphin showed his appreciation of his services by recalling him as soon as Parliament was dissolved, to travel through the counties and serve the cause of the Government in the general elections. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

H. G. Wells But you are wrong to say that we cannot move about in Time. For instance, if I am recalling an incident very vividly I go back to the instant of its occurrence: I become absent-minded, as you say. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

The orders already issuing from the telescreen, recalling them to their posts, were hardly necessary. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

I whispered to her a few words, recalling her to her native dignity of mind, paid the money, and we drove to the prison. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Willa Cather After Dillon and Trueman had come home from the city, they used sometimes to talk over the plays they had seen, recalling the great scenes and fine effects. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Marie Corelli Angela Sovrani lifted her beautiful violet eyes towards him in amazed compassion — Cardinal Bonpre, recalling the Abbe previous confession to him, bent his head, deeply moved. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

More I did not hear; for suddenly recalling the big, bad hand in the register of the What Cheer House, I asked the consulate clerk if he had a specimen of Captain Trent’s writing. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Rudyard Kipling D’you remember when he went mad with the home-sickness?’ said Mulvaney, recalling a never-to-be-forgotten season when Ortheris waded through the deep waters of affliction and behaved abominably. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

And recalling the Professor, Chief Inspector Heat, without checking his swinging pace, muttered through his teeth: “Lunatic.” Catching thieves was another matter altogether. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Benjamin Disraeli Myra, who, like her brother, had a tenacious memory, was interested in recalling as fully and as accurately as possible her previous experience of London life. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Willa Cather She lingered over the memory, recalling her as she first appears, sitting on the bench of a passenger boat on the Seine, in her muslin gown sprigged with green and her wide straw hat with red ribbons. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Monsieur Marescot again held out his hand to the zinc-worker, when the latter spoke of the repairs, recalling to his mind a promise he had made to talk the matter over later on. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Fearful of recalling those scenes to his mind in which Antonia had perished, She had hitherto concealed from him the history of her sufferings. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

There were few books that we dared read; few, that did not cruelly deface the painting we bestowed on our solitude, by recalling combinations and emotions never more to be experienced by us. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The poetess, recalling the trip afterwards, wrote that she liked the prophet more than she expected, finding his “bitterness only melancholy, and his scorn sensibility. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

George Gissing He even laughed now and then in recalling some phrase or other that Bevis had used to him. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Sinclair Lewis Airy dresses, so flimsy and empty now, yet, as he fitted them on hangers, recalling her swiftness and grace. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing A couple of years later Ada looked back upon her part in it with that brain-scorching shame to which an intense nature is so subject in recalling immature impulsiveness. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

He was fond of recalling the names of great men, noted for their capacity of stomach. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins What the poor girl must have suffered, I could but too readily understand, on recalling the startling changes in her look and manner when we met at the river-margin of the wood. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim To cover my departure, I admit that I told a falsehood to Sir Humphrey. I left a note behind implying that a telegram had reached me, recalling me to London to attend an urgent case. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Perhaps he might feel a sort of narrow local patriotism in recalling these scenes to public notice by description, at a time when they had been irretrievably extinguished as realities. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

H. G. Wells Lewisham, recalling his detective responsibility with an effort, peered about him, but the room was very dark. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Hasty words, or precipitate letters, are passed over every day; the man who commits such follies, under a transitory insanity, is allowed the privilege of recalling them. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Arnold Bennett He thought, recalling with vexation his last firm forbidding words to Hilda in the bedroom: “Nobody could be equal to this emergency. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

It was a flushed face I saw there; but I was not thinking of that, I was looking at my still swollen underlip and recalling the circumstances under which I had received it. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Arnold Bennett His attitude was very familiar, recalling their former relation of employer and employed. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Olaf Stapledon When at length Paul emerged from this swoon, he found himself recalling with strange distinctness the tarn where long ago he had first watched the intersecting waves. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Perhaps it was the sight of us, recalling the old time at Dyke Manor, when the future looked so fair and happy; perhaps it was the mention of the trouble. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

Charles Dickens The student, recalling the thin hand which had remained so long untouched, raised himself on the couch, and turned his head. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

H.P. Lovecraft The crowd stirred uneasily, recalling that his sprayer was expected to give the unseen horror a moment of visibility. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Virginia Woolf And there the Elgin Marbles lie, all night long, old Jones’s lantern sometimes recalling Ulysses, or a horse’s head; or sometimes a flash of gold, or a mummy’s sunk yellow cheek. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

George Gissing Well, I was turning over the pages quietly, recalling all manner of strange old recollections, when all at once I came upon this piece of paper, in between two pages. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

I can only say that in recalling the sensations of that hour, I am certain my own movement was not the result of any I saw him take. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Olaf Stapledon The spirit of Man, recalling that chill discovery through his future memory, savours once more the loneliness that assailed him. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Virginia Woolf Let us attempt to obliterate detail, and place the two before us side by side, feeling, so far as we can, the angles and edges of each, recalling each, so far as we are able, as a whole. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Radclyffe Hall She became retrospective, looking back into her own dim past, recalling her own courtship and mating. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins The only chance of recalling him to himself appeared to lie in changing the subject. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Now, recalling former times of mutual distress, I send you half my purse; it is money to obtain which I made Mazarin sweat. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

D. H. Lawrence He was always recalling what Flinders Petrie says somewhere: “A colony is no younger than the parent country. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Jessie’s thighs were smooth and firm and round: I took delight in recalling the touch of them, and her bottom was firm like warm marble. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Anthony Trollope He had hardly been able to perceive what had been going on around him, and had vainly endeavoured to occupy himself in recalling to his memory the words which he wished to pronounce. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins My eyes were fastened on it; my mind was absorbed in recalling the moment when the apparition beckoned me into the summer-house and spoke. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

And recalling the thought which she fancied had been born in her heart, she said: “Our Lord Jesus Christ would not have been, either, if people had not perished for his sake. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry James Well, my dear!” — and the young person from Cocker’s, recalling these things and summing them up, seemed suddenly to have much to say. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

George Gissing A view unchanged since she could remember; recalling all her old ambitions, revolts, pretences, and ignorances; recalling her father, who from his grave still oppressed her living heart. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Often have I occupied myself in recalling every circumstance the most trivial of this the final morning of what merits to be called my life. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Then her eyes returned to his, and regarded him with a comforting, friendly, half-motherly glance, recalling for all the world the way Sister Soulsby had looked at him at odd times. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Between rolled the turgid Elbe. ‘The Styx flowing through Tartarus,’ I thought to myself, recalling some of our Baltic anchorages. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Guy de Maupassan And he sneered at him even in his grave, recalling with self-satisfaction his whims, ridiculing his absurdities, dwelling on his faults. His Avenger by Guy de Maupassan

Anna Katherine Green In recalling the child to mind there had flashed upon his inner vision an instantaneous picture of her appearance as she stooped to pick up his stick in front of the drug-store. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Virginia Woolf And always in this way coming before him without his wishing it, cool, lady-like, critical; or ravishing, romantic, recalling some field or English harvest. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Willa Cather Like Henry James, she seemed to resent Turgeniev’s position in the Viardot household; recalling it, even after such a long stretch of time, with vexation. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

W. H. Hudson I can even laugh at myself for having allowed an ineradicable anthropomorphism to carry me so far in recalling and describing our joint adventures. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Sir Walter Scott I must greet the old lady with due honour, though it should put me to the labour of recalling some of the compliments that I used to dabble in when I was wont to keep that sort of company. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

She felt as Betty had done when Lester insisted on recalling the past — that it was a pity to waste so much time. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

As I have dwelt on this subject sufficiently in another work,33 I will here merely give two or three instances, for the sake of recalling the subject to the reader’s mind. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Henry Handel Richardson He had not Mahony’s gift for recalling detail: to him past was past. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Leslie Stephen He proposes to continue the Cadenus and Vanessa—a proposal which makes her happy beyond “expression,”—and delights her by recalling a number of available incidents. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

And, recalling the position Noel had occupied against the mantelpiece, and the manner in which he stood, he added — “Even if the thought had occurred to me, it was impracticable. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Guy de Maupassant And he pursued him with railleries even into the depths of the tomb, recalling with self-satisfaction his oddities, emphasizing his absurdities, and pointing out his defects. The Avenger (Le Vengeur) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

At first she found it difficult to distinguish the gloomy objects that surrounded her, and collect her scattered thoughts; but she at last succeeded in recalling her fearful situation. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

The carpet resembled an Oriental shawl, exhibiting the patterns and recalling the poetry of Persia, the land where it had been woven by the hands of slaves. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Jimmy was strong and stupid, but not ill-natured, and, recalling George’s illness, it occurred to him that it would be a decent thing to go and tell him he was right. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

He looked at her with a hard glance, recalling as a fresh grievance the ten days of intolerable boredom he had spent cooped up in a ridiculous little tent with her, at the camp-meeting. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Percy Bysshe Shelley The physician raised her, and soon succeeded in recalling her fleeted faculties. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

The detective was recalling every moment of that early morning to his mind. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Robert Louis Stevenson She sang, too; and something in her accent recalling him to the past, produced a sudden clearness in his mind. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Again and again I went over the events of the previous day, recalling every incident with photographic distinctness; but always returning to the same point. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Did Anak read it?’ ‘I don’t think so,’ said Forde, recalling what Jenny had related. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Sigmund Freud For we know the dream, of course, only by recalling it after waking; but we very often believe that we remember it incompletely, that during the night there was more of it than we remember. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins Do what he might, I was always recalling to him the terrible ordeal through which he had passed. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Gissing Then he smiled, recalling the way in which the governess had warned him that Mrs. Tootle could overhear what he said. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Meredith She had the look of a risen corpse, recalling some one of the bloody ends of life. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

My memory worked with increasing effort, recalling different episodes of my life, as if it were striving to protect itself against the imaginations evoked by terror. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Guy de Maupassan It was a vague and inevitable obsession that floated round him, recalling him, stopping him, no matter what detour he might make in order to fly from it. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

This is the nearest approach they ever dare to make towards recalling the memory of the dead, and this is never done except in cases like the present. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Walter Scott It was evident that Gwenwyn, recalling the parties who had been engaged in partial devastation, was bending with his whole forces towards the bridge and the plain beyond it. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

To put the matter beyond question, our eyes met, and she, seeing herself remembered and recalling the trim in which I had last beheld her, looked swiftly on the ground with just a shadow of confusion. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Joseph Furphy Did you know I was a married man?” “No; I certainly did n’t,” I replied, recalling myself; for I had been half-listening to a sound in the lignum. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

I went back, in fancy, to the hour of my own entrance into the club-house, and, recalling each circumstance, endeavoured to fit the facts of Arthur’s story with those of my own experience. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins To give me time might be to lose the opportunity of recalling him. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Walter Scott His voice, rendered almost tender by pity and self reproach, was the most powerful means of recalling her to herself, and just as the swoon was passing away, the King himself entered the apartment. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Edith Wharton He noticed the purplish rings about her eyes, and thought again: “It might be that,” recalling the scenes in fiction in which blushing wives announce their coming motherhood. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

If any such were found, an hour or two would be spent in recalling the faded glories of the Governor’s long-vanished administration. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

G. K. Chesterton For it was a grotesque object; a nondescript thing looking stunted or pollarded in the manner recalling Burnham Beeches, but not easily classifiable as vegetation. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Jane Austen It was curious, very curious, that we should have such a scene to play! If I had the power of recalling any one week of my existence, it should be that week — that acting week. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

It did not prostrate — no, it stirred me up, running with haste and heat through my veinsrecalling an hour of quick pain, many days and nights of heart-sickness. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

And she talked, seized with a ferocious gaiety, recalling a washerwoman’s song,  “Bang! Bang! Margot at her tub. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Maria Edgeworth From that moment I was determined that I would never be the cause of recalling or publishing what would be so disagreeable to you. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence She read and pondered hard, recalling all her previous experience and knowledge. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins In silent horror the two women looked at each other, recalling what had happened earlier in the evening, and understanding it now. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Anatole France She heard him, through the tumult of her temples, recalling to her the short delights of the day before. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

He certainly foretold Lavinia’s death, as I, recalling the words, look upon it now. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Anatole France I have told you that when I met Lariviere I had just received a letter from Caumont, recalling my promise to hunt the fox in his woods, and I replied by return post. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

And he lay there, dreamily contented, in the tepid and perfumed shelter, thinking of Aissa’s eyes; recalling the sound of her voice, the quiver of her lips — her frowns and her smile. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

The slightest mention of Elvira, the most trivial circumstance recalling that beloved Parent to her memory, was sufficient to throw her into serious agitation. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

William Makepeace Thackeray My dealings on the turf ought to be mentioned, as forming part of my history at this time; but, in truth, I have no particular pleasure in recalling my Newmarket doings. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Olaf Stapledon Above all he savoured his memories of the first halting speech; recalling how, out of familiar grunts and cries in familiar situations, significance had slowly emerged. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

I felt that I should never use it again without recalling this meal. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell And though she learnt to think afterwards that she had acted unwisely, if not wrongly and wickedly, yet she marvelled, in recalling that time, how she could have then behaved as she did. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Thomas Hardy Well — I almost wish I had never seen light with my own eyes when I think of that!’ ‘Is this a time or place for recalling such matters?’ she asked, with dignity. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

James Joyce He rose slowly and, recalling the rapture of his sleep, sighed at its joy. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Benjamin Disraeli For your — for my own sake, I should sooner have interfered, but, in truth, I was so astounded at your unexpected address that I have but just succeeded in recalling my scattered senses. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Oliver could only remember the date of my posting the letter by recalling that of the picnic. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

He had always smiled in recalling that blunder of his “green and salad days” as a soldier, but now he did not smile. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Virginia Woolf He smiled, recalling some memory. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

I helped her to pay for her dancing —” “Oh,” said Jennings, recalling the false money, “you paid. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Arnold Bennett Mr. Critchlow spent hours in recalling the principal citizens to a due sense of John Baines’s past greatness. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Sinclair Lewis But he worked manfully at recalling Lulu’s repetitious chatter, her humorless ignorance, her pawing, her unambitious rusticity, and all that he had escaped. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing As he listened to the most significant of her words he was distressed with shame, and now, in recalling them, he felt that he should have said something, done something, to disillusion her. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

He looked at it as if in his reading he had come upon something recalling him to a sense of his surroundings. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Sinclair Lewis She observed him cynically, recalling her experience with most of the Boys . It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell Solemnly recalling each wandering thought, Pastor Nolan knelt in the midst of these three to pray. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

During the whole course of my four years in prison I was continually recalling all my past, and seemed to live over again the whole of my life in recollection. The Peasant Marey by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1876]

Will you avail yourself of the last moment of indulgence I can ever afford you, to renounce your horrible resolution of recalling your vows?’ Those words renewed all my energies. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Bruff did not, at that time, feel himself at liberty to inform me of the motives which had privately influenced Rachel and Godfrey Ablewhite in recalling the marriage promise, on either side. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

James Joyce Dubs newstage oldtime turf-tussle, recalling Winny Willy Widger. Two draws. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Jules Verne It was written in a bold, clear hand, the characters rather pointed, recalling the German type. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

He stretched out his unshackled limbs, and throwing himself upon his stretcher, fell to recalling the past — his boat-building, the news of his fortune, his love, and his self-sacrifice. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

H. G. Wells Also he tried to recall all the circumstances of his proposal, time after time, and never quite succeeded in recalling what had brought the thing off. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

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