Phrases with "recover"

She made an effort to recover herself, pulling up with her sustaining hand, but the rhythm had broken and she dropped to her feet. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Meri, still persistent, rejected strengthening medicines, but said, in a confidential manner, if I would give her a goat to sacrifice to the Uganga she would recover in no time. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

George Gissing Only after a long sojourn abroad, at his kinsman’s expense, did he begin to recover health. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

And now that law was to do something more with him; it searched for him in the place of shadows where his uncertain spirit wandered; it explored the night beyond death to recover him thence. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Henry James Bob had gone to Washington — ostensibly on business, but really to recover breath; she had, speaking vulgarly, knocked the wind out of him and was allowing him time to turn round. A Round of Visits by Henry James [1910]

She grew paler; she had to pause to recover as time after time she rose and left renewed wholeness behind. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Sir Walter Scott Two squadrons of horse moving to the support of their companions, the Highlanders endeavoured to recover the enclosures. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Richard Burton As the Maghrib, the sunset hour, approaches — and how slowly it comes! — the town seems to recover from a trance. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

E. Phillips Oppenheim Bernadine, who alone understood, was the first to recover himself. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

You’ll recover and all this will be cleared up. Philip Vasilyevich’s Story by Maksim Gorky

E. Phillips Oppenheim He has delivered the two heads of our great Society into the hands of one of its cast-off branches! Bernadine is a genius, indeed!” Mr. Philip Burr began slowly to recover himself. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Not till I was in the train nearing Cape Town did I recover my equanimity. Prester John by John Buchan

Robert Louis Stevenson The truth is, I was far through (if you understand Scots), and came none too soon to the South Seas, where I was to recover peace of body and mind. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins He was evidently trying hard, and trying in vain, to recover the lost recollection. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle A sailing vessel was leaving Liverpool that very day for Corunna, and in this I took my passage, thinking that the voyage would give me time to recover my balance, and to consider the future. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Captain Mohammed was persevering enough, after the divers had failed, to recover his chain when on his cruise homewards; and the Rais of the Sambúk was equally lucky. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

But, like most borrowers, he neglected to return them, nor did he take any notice of a letter from Locke, who was naturally very anxious to recover his manuscript. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Jules Verne A thousand feelings struggled in her breast at the news that fresh attempts were about to be made to recover Harry Grant, and that the devotion of the captain was so unbounded. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith Not a word could he recover of what she had spoken before Rosamund’s intervention. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

He waited a minute or so to recover his breath and then called out shrilly. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The man who had admitted them, tall and powerful, with curly black hair and hooked nose, was glaring at Jacobs as though only waiting to recover his breath before he rushed upon him. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Edith Wharton Of all this she recalled now only the parting from Anne, and the subsequent vain efforts to recover her. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Charles Kingsley The big ship may keep; she is a race ship, and if we can but recover the wind of her, we will see whether our height is not a match for her length. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope If his action had disturbed her she knew very well how to recover her equanimity. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant He said it must have been some dreadful mental shock, with inquiring looks at Mrs. Vincent, who began to recover herself. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

H. G. Wells He made strenuous efforts to recover his first heat of jealousy — in vain. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Thomas Hardy Edward staggered to his feet, and paused to recover breath. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

In these two men we have taken a loss so great that neither their land nor people will e’er recover from the blow. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch While he picked himself up and stretched out a hand to recover his axe a bullet struck the blade of it — ping! He caught up the axe and ran his finger over it stupidly. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Ivan Turgenev Stopping for a moment at the door of our common bedroom to recover my breath, I went up to David who had just finished dressing and was combing his hair. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Guy de Maupassan The lawyer was the first to recover himself. The Read One and the Other by Guy de Maupassan

As all this, however, bore some resemblance to a duel, d’Artagnan began to recover himself little by little. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Sigmund Freud One often forgets it in spite of a painful effort to recover it. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

And, on my word, we had to take him to the station-house, and leave him there to recover from the effects of his drunken debauch. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

They both, however, when they saw me, at once made a brave effort to recover themselves. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Jules Verne She much needed time to recover her spirits; but now I will go for her. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

George Meredith The rule is, that when we have yielded initiative to a woman, we are unable to recover it without uncivil bluster. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Ford Madox Ford She knew that Tietjens had adopted his slow pomposity in order to give the grotesque object at the table with them time to recover from his confusion. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

When the man had started, M. Segmuller began to recover his composure. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Charles Dickens He will never recover —” “You check yourself. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

Mrs. Dodd, deeply indignant, but too wise to court a painful interview, with her own heart beating high, went into the drawing-room, and there sat down, to recover some little composure. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

On the other hand, it was impossible to call in the police; he had a strong objection to using the forces of the State to recover property. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Thomas Hardy This caused him to recover balance. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

This child has caused me to recover what I had lost. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Edgar Allan Poe I determined, therefore, to attempt no more, in my first effort, than merely to recover the other chain. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Rudyard Kipling He was going to Plymouth to assist in a consultation upon a fellow-countryman who had retired to a place called The Hoe — was that up town or down town? — to recover from nervous dyspepsia. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

George Meredith She hoped to recover them in Italy, and the calm security of a mind untainted. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins The nearer I drew to the country which she inhabited, and to the prospect of seeing her again, the more irresistibly her influence began to recover its hold on me. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Jacques Futrelle I have no interest further than to recover the plate. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Algernon Blackwood Panting and momentarily flustered, I paused in the little hall to recover breath, while the hurricane, having flung me into shelter, went roaring and howling down the sloping street. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Algernon Blackwood A strong effort was necessary to recover balance and pull myself together. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Meredith When her imagination could perch on them with love and pride, she began to recover the throb for a part in human action. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

I shall tell him that you are going to recover your health, as, in fact, you are. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Henry James It became present to me that she possibly might recover if anything should happen that would pull her up, turn her into some other channel. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Maria Edgeworth I am now convinced that she has reason to be unhappy; and, what is worse, I do not see what course she can follow to recover her happiness. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

The cunning dame was led into the Hôtel de Soissons, where she soon thought it advisable to recover from her fright, and, after apologising to Mr. Law, confessed her stratagem. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Gissing He was a wretched and a penitent man; a few days ago he had confessed everything to his wife, and besought her to pardon him; at present he was making desperate efforts to recover an honest footing. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

But as she moved away I recollected that unless I wanted to sleep on a windy moor that night I had better recover my speech without delay. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Henry Handel Richardson Only he never ceased to play, never gave his hearer a moment in which to recover himself. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang As in the Crusades, the West assailed the East for an ideal, not to recover the Holy Sepulchre of our religion, but to win back the living type of beauty and of charm. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton In bending to recover the spoon he struck the tea-table with his shoulder, and set the cups dancing. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Anthony Trollope As regards Crosbie, I am inclined to believe that he did again recover his power at his office. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen She was ashamed of herself, quite ashamed of being so nervous, so overcome by such a trifle; but so it was, and it required a long application of solitude and reflection to recover her. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Algernon Blackwood Meanwhile, Povey, anxious to resume his lecture, made an effort to recover his command of the group-atmosphere which Toogood had disturbed. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Olaf Stapledon For though mankind, his flesh, would surely recover even from this greatest war, he, the spirit of Man, might well be killed. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Louisa May Alcott But her reverence for genius received a severe shock that night, and it took her some time to recover from the discovery that the great creatures were only men and women after all. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Benjamin Disraeli And not till, with a struggle, we call back to our memory the commonplaces of existence, can we recover our commonplace demeanour. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Guy de Maupassan I have gone through too much to recover so quickly. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James I recover a period during which to see him at all was so to see him — the other flights and faculties removed him from my view. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

I saw that the blind man was making an effort to recover his composure, and I felt sure that he regretted ever having lost it. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Wilkie Collins It said that Miss Rachel was mortally offended with you, for the part you had taken in trying to recover her jewel. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The man who had been attacked was the next to recover himself. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Elizabeth Gaskell She was the first to recover her self-possession. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

When will you recover from your penchant for that little girl?” Martial did not reply. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Benjamin Disraeli How very near! how admirably managed! Oh! I never shall recover my surprise and delight! How good you are!’ ‘He takes his seat, then, tomorrow,’ said Mr. Dacre, in a musing tone. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

David was the first to recover his speech, and he proceeded to slate his brother unmercifully. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Elizabeth Gaskell She could not speak, but held out her arms towards them till she could recover breath. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Richard Hakluy The 24th we departed, shaping our course south-east to recover the sea. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

A. E. W. Mason And that was not all!” She hesitated, but she could not stop midway, and it was far too late for her to recover her ground. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Virginia Woolf He paused outside on the landing trying to recover his self-control and to decide what course he might with most dignity pursue. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Jack London I rowed a couple of hundred feet along the beach so as to recover my nerves, and then stepped ashore again. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

The usual questions which open such examinations gave M. Daburon an opportunity to recover himself. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

H. Rider Haggard George drank about a wine-glassful neat, and seemed to recover himself. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

The Reverend Mr. North, in this cool atmosphere, seemed to recover himself, and conversation progressed with some sprightliness. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

G. K. Chesterton He was stepping forward to recover the green gentleman’s head-gear, when he was struck rigid with a roar like a bull’s. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

E. F. Benson His ears sang; his heart beat very quick and faint, and he sat down to recover himself. The Confession of Charles Linkworth by E. F. Benson

I was occupied trying to recover my breath, Nikola in distributing more comfortably about his person the parchments, etc. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

It was less from intentional cruelty than from an instinctive desire to recover his lost feeling of superiority. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

H. G. Wells A career was made or marred by a week’s folly, and there was little time to recover it before the end. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

For a moment they paused to recover breath, then sprang furiously on their foes. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

It is extraordinary how quickly we regained so much of our strength; but I suppose people recover sooner from the effects of privation than from the weakness of disease. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

As soon as she could recover her surprise, she begged to know what crime she had committed. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Wilkie Collins Perhaps, among the new people, she might recover her self-respect and her spirits, and live to be a better woman. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Gaston Leroux After a visit to Mademoiselle Stangerson, he was led to hope that she might, by careful nursing, one day recover her reason. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

George Gissing Nor would the inward pulse recover its quietness when there was silence. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry James The gloves had been dropped there, and I turned in to recover them. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

But as ill luck would have it, Pseldonimov did not recover from his stupefaction, and still gazed at him with a perfectly idiotic air. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Henry James Mr. Drake then verily was a person who opened the door! Before she had time, however, to recover from the effect of her evocation, she was offered a vision which quite engulfed it. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Anthony Trollope To recover it — to recover even the smallest chance of recovering it, there would be need of great exertion. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Pu Songling But I must tell you that your mother will not recover if you can’t apply to her ulcer a piece of man’s fat. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Wilkie Collins If the next few hours did not put me in a position to justify his worst fears, and to hold him helpless at my mercy, I might lose every inch of the ground I had gained, never to recover it again. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Ann Radcliffe He turned on Clara his eyes, which were now filled with tenderness, and made an effort to recover himself. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George Gissing He made a vow that, did he recover Veranilda, he would not rest until he had won her conversion to the Catholic faith. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells I endeavoured to recover that sense by banging myself about the sphere, by pinching my hands and clasping them together. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H. G. Wells He began to dress up the situation for my eyes, to recover what he had admitted to me. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

When he desired to recover his true form, he rolled himself in the dewy grass. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

George MacDonald Presently, however, one of them, seeing, I suppose, that attack was not imminent, began to recover himself; I turned to him, and let the boy go. Lilith by George MacDonald

Wilkie Collins I did not recover my control over myself until the clerk came back with the notes in his hand. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Bram Stoker The instant his feet touched the ground he seemed to recover his courage, and rushed at his natural enemies. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Wilkie Collins She was still so weak that she was obliged to pause on gaining the bottom of them to recover her strength. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

In their haste to recover them the two gentlemen bent eagerly forward, knocking their shining pows together with a vehemence that shattered them like egg-shells. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

I have told Ali Khan we shall never recover it by war. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

D. H. Lawrence But what James lost downstairs he tried to recover upstairs. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells The first to recover completely from this surprise was the Medical Man, who rang the bell — the Time Traveller hated to have servants waiting at dinner — for a hot plate. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

H. G. Wells He took up the Daily Express again and turned it over, trying to recover his sense of this world’s affairs. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

D. H. Lawrence She could not recover her life. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Could he by any chance recover it if he threw it out? But Persimmons would be bound to guess what had happened. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

The Prince Ali was probably still anxious to recover the Stone, and if he happened to kill Chloe or Arglay in the process so much the better. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Jack London He seemed to recover himself, for a lucid gleam came into his eyes, and he relaxed his hold with a short laugh that was more like a growl. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

R. D. Blackmore But if we succeed in the more important matter, it will be my duty to recover the estates, for the benefit of another. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Paine If you openly profess yourselves savages, it is high time we should treat you as such, and if nothing but distress can recover you to reason, to punish will become an office of charity. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Arthur Conan Doyle But what do you propose to do now, Master Saxon?’ ‘Why, to recover my mare if it can anywise be done,’ said the adventurer. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Virginia Woolf I recover my continuity, as he reads. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Henry James But in the light of what I’ve since learned from you I seem to recover an impression which, on the spot, was only vague. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Edith Wharton It took him a long time to recover from his other unlucky love affair. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Bussy therefore had time to recover himself, and said — “Where is that?” “It is the property of one of my best friends. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

When she reached the next turning she stood against some railings for a few minutes, just to recover herself. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

H.P. Lovecraft When I recovered — or seemed to recover — my senses after that fall down the black stone stairs, I was quite as alone and in darkness as before. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle After a long pause, therefore, to recover my breath and my courage, I continued my ascent. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Henry James My brother-in-law, who was anxious about his wife, was unwilling to leave her room; but she insisted upon his going out with me to take a walk and recover his landlegs. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

And so I say, better take her away somewhere and give her mind a chance to recover from the incessant strain of these tragic years. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Henry Handel Richardson It formed a kind of attempt, a threefold attempt, on the part of his inmost self, to recover from . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Sir Walter Scott If you will trust me with the warrant under the sign-manual, I believe circumstances do now so stand at Court, that I may be able to recover the money for you. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Edith Wharton I must go back a long way to recover the threads leading to my earliest acquaintance with London society. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Frederick Marryat He longed to be in command as his father had been — to lead his men on to victory — to recover his property, and to revenge himself on those who had acted so cruelly towards him. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

George Gissing They talked for a few minutes, parted with cordiality, and Humplebee went home again to recover from his excitement. Humplebee by George Gissing

George Gissing Try to recover health — health; that is what you need. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

But when she did so, she stopped for a moment to recover herself. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson Then he seemed to recover command upon himself. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith When his gesticulations had been observed for some moments, Freshfield Sumner said: “He has the look of a plucked hen, who remembers that she once clapped wings, and tries to recover the practice. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Katherine Mansfield Having toiled up these stairs of almost national politeness we landed, triumphant and smiling, and paused to recover breath. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

George Gissing Wait till you recover your balance. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

When somewhat exhausted, it was permitted to recover by lying fallow. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Rudyard Kipling At Bandakui, where lives one of Us, I thought to slip the scent by changing my face, and so made me a Mahratta. Then I came to Agra, and would have turned back to Chitor to recover the letter. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Francis Bacon For instance, air, if expanded by tension, as by suction in glass eggs, labors under a strong desire to recover itself. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

If nothing were found out in a couple of weeks or so I would hire a motor cycle and make another midnight ride up north to recover both the notes and the incriminating number-plates of my motor bike. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Surely I can live — I should like to recover —’ ‘You must recover. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have been commissioned to recover this immensely important paper. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

George Gissing The finer qualities I once had survive in my memory, bat I know it is hopeless to try and recover them. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing You encourage him; he comes here often—’ Hysterical passion strangled her voice, and before she could recover breath, Nancy, terrible in ire, advanced upon her. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Wilkie Collins When I recover myself, I will sing it to you. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

I deliver up the criminal; and I give Noel a hearty lift up to recover his title and his fortune. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Before he could attempt to recover it, it was broken and behind the fire. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

He did not know how to recover it again; he never knew, in his relations with people, how to change anything. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson Are those ghosts, those things behind the man, or what?” It took Mr. Strachey a minute to recover from his astonishment. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

As I stooped to recover my flowers again, I saw this glass, and at once lifted it towards him, crying: “To Mrs. Ransome and her daughter, who did not return to enjoy our wedding-breakfast. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

Benjamin Disraeli Most women would have endeavoured to recover their lost influence by different tactics; some, perhaps, would have forgotten their mortification in their revenge. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

George Meredith And he wanted a rose of womanhood in his hand like that he had parted with, and to recover which he had endured every earthly mortification, even to absolute abasement. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Wilkie Collins I must try to recover my composure; and I leave you to do the same. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Elizabeth Gaskell She sat down to recover breath, and to still her heart, which panted more from nervousness than from over-exertion, although she had walked so quickly. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

To recover myself, I looked away from him, even passed to a window and gazed out. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

The detective was the first to recover his composure. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Guy de Maupassan The blow had been too harsh and too unexpected to permit her to reflect and to recover at once. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

E. T. A. Hoffmann He could not recover his self-composure, still less form any decisive plan of action. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. Phillips Oppenheim The Count was left to himself in the bare, untidy-looking parlor, and for a minute or two he was content to sit quite still and recover himself after the unaccustomed exertion of speech. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

However, she threw it in, and then, overcome by an impulse of remorse, threw herself into the stream to recover it, and as she did so she uttered a cry. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Meredith The sensitive young women wanted no other schooling to recover themselves. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Maria Edgeworth When he endeavoured to recover her from her melancholy, it was suddenly converted into anger, and, after tears, came a storm of reproaches. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing He had taken care to recover his permesso from the attendant, in the common way, when he came out, so that he could enter again immediately. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Elizabeth Gaskell But do what she would, he did not recover his temper all evening: he was uncomfortable, put out, not enjoying himself, and yet he would not go. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Two days later the owner came to recover the boat, and after a week’s search found it on the mainland, high and dry. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

George Meredith Night had fallen; and nothing but the greatest anxiety to recover Braintop would have tempted her from her house. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

William Henry Hudson I do not wish to recover from so sweet a malady. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Anthony Trollope There was no longer a hope that she should recover her aunt’s affectionate good-will. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Wilkie Collins Oscar gave him time to recover himself: Oscar spoke next to me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

He tried to recover himself, but it was too late. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

But I do not think you will recover the Crown. Also you will do these things against my will. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

The effect of this debauch, combined with his mental anxiety, threw him into a fever, from which he did not recover for several weeks. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Petioles which have clasped an object for some little time cannot recover their original position. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

John Galsworthy She and her two children lived in a small Chelsea house on the income of a husband who for four years had been a patient in a private Mental Home, and was never expected to recover his equilibrium. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I stepped quickly to the door, and with a warning rattle (to give him time to recover himself) turned the handle and entered. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Walter Scott Being in this manner reduced to indigence, he went to London to try to recover some part of the sums which had been lent on Government security. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

They were just beginning to recover from it when Miss Ferguson sat down. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott I am a creditor also of yours; and law arms me with powers to recover my own property from the hands of an improvident debtor. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

H. Rider Haggard George will get what he wants; you, with the recovery of the estates, will also recover your lost position and reputation, both to a great extent an affair of landed property. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Hardy She did not faint, and soon began to recover her self-command. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Sigmund Freud I felt quite convinced that she would recover at once if only her father were to tell her that he had sacrificed Frau K, for the sake of her health. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

George Gissing During the next week she threw herself with energy upon her work, stifling the repugnance with which at first it affected her, and seeming at length to recover the old enthusiasm. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Wilkie Collins Take them — and you recover your position as Lord Holchester’s son. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

But if, from the nature of the case, no place was more exposed than London to the inroads of the Black Death, neither was any other so likely elastically to recover from them. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell Meanwhile, Margaret had returned into her father’s study for a moment, to recover strength before going upstairs into her mother’s presence. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Tobias Smolle You may be permitted to recover and live many days on the face of the earth; and, which is more probable, you may be taken away, and cut off in the flower of your youth. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Frederick Marryat Humphrey, see if you can get him a little water, that will recover him more than anything else; the bull has knocked the breath out of his body. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Anthony Trollope I was only thinking how quickly a woman may recover from such a hurt. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Frederick Marryat More than a dozen trees had fallen, and lay one upon the other, before they stopped a while to recover themselves a little. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Wilkie Collins Would it be well if I tried to help him to recover his idea? or would it be wiser (if I could only do it) to keep silence? I could see the drift of his story plainly enough. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Rudyard Kipling He waited to recover his breath, rested the rifle on the rock and whistled. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

H. G. Wells I turned and beckoned the waiter for another vermouth in order to recover my composure. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Abraham Merri Before they could recover from surprise Sharane’s blade flashed, Kenton’s sword struck like bolt of thin blue lightning. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling Then angle and pace would change, and John had to scramble across the room to recover and shoot it back, if possible past her guard. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]