Phrases with "referred"

Anthony Trollope The letter itself referred almost altogether to money matters, though perhaps hardly to such as a man generally discusses with his wife. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins All his questions were about Miss Elmslie and Wincot Abbey, and all his talk referred to the period when his father was yet alive. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Prof. William Lyon Phelps points out31 that the idea did not originate with Walpole, but was familiar as a superstition regarding premonition of ill, as referred to in Dryden’s Amboyna, iv. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Arthur Conan Doyle He had evidently spoken French to the lady in order that I might understand the humiliating way in which he referred to me. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Thomas Hardy She would wait till Miss Aldclyffe referred to her acquaintanceship and attachment to Cytherea’s father in past times: then she would tell her all she knew: that would be honour. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Anthony Trollope But towards the end of the drive he himself again referred to it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

He had informed him with sharp decision that his weekly audiences with his employer must cease: pointing out that almost everything that must be referred to her could be so done through him. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Wilkie Collins If I wanted to know more, he referred me to the lady herself. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope But she only smiled, and again referred him to her husband. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Walter Scott Our articles renounce the sending of challenges among ourselves, and the matter, if not dropt betwixt the parties, must be referred to the voice of this honourable council. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

H. G. Wells Then he referred to the other drawings in the portfolio. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Algernon Blackwood On one there was an ink-sketched map, crammed with detail, that might well have referred to some portion of the Desert. The points of the compass stood out boldly at the bottom. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Arnold Bennett And the sheer, immense criminal folly of Sophia could not even be referred to: it was unspeakable. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Bronislaw Malinowski These views will not be reproduced here in extenso, and the reader is referred to the sources and the special works. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

George Gissing After speaking with Mrs. Tyrrell, he had a private interview with Paula. The event was referred to in a letter Paula addressed to her cousin Annabel in the course of the ensuing week. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Charles Dickens When he became flushed with the heated stimulant referred to, he again demanded pen and paper, and passed the succeeding two hours in producing a manuscript which he put in the fire when completed. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Anthony Trollope Then the examination of Lord Fawn was resumed, and Mr Chaffanbrass referred to that very irregular interview to which he had so improperly enticed the witness in Mr Wickerby’s chambers. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Only four days remained before the date fixed for the sending in of the designs, and still Dick had not referred to his work. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Baldwin Spencer I have already referred to these in connection with the subject of burial and mourning ceremonies. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The deplorable scarcity of other species, such as the noisy pitta, the sunbird and the flycatchers (with one exception to be referred to), is to be debited to the great cyclone. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing He referred casually to his meeting with Mr. Denyer that afternoon. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Catherine Helen Spence The rules of the home are seldom referred to, but they are tacitly respected by everyone. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Wilkie Collins Turning away from me directly after, she said no more, and never referred to the subject again on any subsequent occasion. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

The subject is referred to in other places,162 and a flask of the precious, dreadful elixir is one of the treasures in the Virtuoso’s collection. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

John Locke Ideas referred to anything extraneous to them may be true or false. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

She referred several times to the play of ‘The Moss Rose,’ and mentioned how glad she would be to resume her part in it when she was all right again. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Baldwin Spencer The remaining specimens differ from one another mainly in regard to size and decoration, which will be referred to later. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

E. Phillips Oppenheim Cheshire, who had been unable to forget the slight break in the Premier’s voice as he had uttered his last brief sentence, referred to it almost at once. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

In noting the things that he had imagined or discovered, he referred to himself simply as one of the police. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Algernon Blackwood He could not define the freedom he referred to, nor could he say where he could go away to. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope He had not referred to his relatives when he spoke of “missing his connections,” but to his want of good fortune as regarded railway traveling. North America by Anthony Trollope

Happy to say Daisy Mutlar was never referred to. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Henry Lawson She called at the landlord’s private house, and was referred through a servant to the agent. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

For proof of the beauty of a cow, the reader is referred to an ox; for proof of the beauty of a woman, an ox is referred to the reader. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

But when they referred to her, it was always with a cautious and respectful reticence. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

William Henry Bragg Examples of this are to be found in Beatty’s paper already referred to. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell The matter had to be referred to some independent arbitrator, and my father was the gentleman to whom each party turned its eye. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anthony Trollope This referred to a certain sum of money which had been left by the old Duke to Madame Goesler, as she was then called — a legacy which that lady had repudiated. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky It seemed that the compliment referred to my political pamphlets that had been written in prison. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I referred them to Dr. Theobald; this was a Mr. Maturin, one of his patients, and I was his keeper, and he had never given me the slip before. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

For a more complete list of the hermetic philosophers of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the reader is referred to the third volume of Lenglet’s History, already quoted. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope The charge might be referred to hereafter as one that had never been satisfactorily cleared up. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson She must have heard that there were some errors on it (and indeed found five), for she referred to this as a duty that had long lain heavy. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

He inquired the date of this letter; whereupon Mr. Medler referred to a letter-book in which there was a facsimile of the document. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Two of the works of this great man have been already referred to, namely: “De Corporis Humani Fabrica;” “De usu Radicis Chinæ. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Arnold Bennett She knew that Samuel had vaguely referred to dogs; she had not, however, imagined that he regarded a dog as aught but a beautiful dream. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope The Lords of the Treasury referred it to the three kings, whose secretary put a minute upon it. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe The evident motion of our system in the heavens was (strange to say!) referred to an orbit about a prodigious star in the centre of the galaxy. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The ‘Cups of Mirth’, as one of the papers referred to me and, broadly speaking, that was the general impression in the public mind. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Wilkie Collins Still, the subject is a sore one; and the less it is referred to the better. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had not actually seen them, but he referred me to Miss Scatcherd, a lady for whose knowledge and judgment I had considerable respect. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Rudyard Kipling The matter will be referred to the Council, of course, but this is a case where one is justified in assuming that we take action at once. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

A few words showed me that the manuscript was a copy of the one referred to by Don Pedro.” “One moment,” said Archie, who had been thinking. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Patrick, who always referred to the object as “my little Irish horse,” and was conscious of no need for a more particular description, rejected all suggestions. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Helen Zimmern The visit to London referred to was paid. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Wilkie Collins Have you had any return —?” It was still one of the characteristics of Romayne’s nervous irritability that he disliked to hear the terrible delusion of the Voice referred to in words. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

They referred that appeal to the Secretary of Agriculture. Let us now disturb the señor behind the bar for a subsequence of the red wine. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Rudyard Kipling Mr. Lingnam referred him most directly to Mrs. Bellamy. . A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Maria Edgeworth He expatiated on the inestimable advantages and happiness of having such a friend — but this referred to Lady Delacour, not to himself. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope It referred back to that proffer of love which he had once made to her. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Augustine Birrell This was resented by the members for the ports, and on Marvell’s motion the matter was referred to the Committee of Grievances, before whom the patentees were summoned. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Dr. Veddie referred to two distinct series of consecutive cases in his own practice. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

And as I said it I took from my pocket the letter of instruction Nikola had sent me the week before, and read aloud the passage in which he referred to the one-eared Chinaman of whom I was to beware. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Wilkie Collins It was only when we stopped at the rectory-gate that he referred to what had passed between us — and even then, he only touched on the subject in the briefest possible way. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Gaston Leroux He referred to his story of that morning and I remembered that Mr. Arthur W. Rance was the American from Philadelphia with whom he had had so many drinks at the Elysee reception. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Wilkie Collins When she spoke of “her humble position,” she invariably referred to some offense offered to her dignity, and she was invariably ready to state the grievance at full length. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Jeremy Bentham To this place, then, are to be referred such services only, the withholding of which does not coincide with any of the other offences, for which separate denominations have been provided. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Amar moves again that the speech be referred to the Committees, to the Committees — to his enemies! Confusion and noise and clamour! Robespierre wraps himself in silent and superb disdain. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Anthony Trollope He had a small library, but not a book ever came off the shelf unless it referred to farriers or the res venatica. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Obviously Macaulay is here using the word ‘Socialism’ in the same sense in which, twenty years ago, a vegetarian meal or a Cubist picture used to be referred to as ‘Bolshevism’. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

I refer to the well-known Song of the Graves in the Black Book of Carmarthen where the grave of Mor, son of Peredur Penwetic, is referred to. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

John Galsworthy Dornford, indeed, referred to it after lunch on Sunday. “Shall you be in court during your sister’s case, Dinny?” “I must. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins They referred the coroner to their employerseminent manufacturers at Sheffield and Wolverhampton — whose testimony spoke for itself. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Jules Verne A telescope-case would probably be the property of some one on board a ship; and the figures obviously referred to the astronomical wonders that had been experienced. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Alfred Ainger His first love is referred to constantly in later letters and essays as Alice W——n, and it is easy to perceive that the Anna of the sonnets and this Alice W——n were the same person. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Sir Walter Scott His boots and spurs might be referred to the same distant period. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

E. F. Benson And now when Lucia referred to Cortot, she hurriedly chucked it into a window-seat and changed the subject. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Baldwin Spencer Its significance will be referred to subsequently. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Sinclair Lewis They referred to her alimony as “our income. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James What I referred to was what I had referred to the night we met in Upper Baker Street — the relative importance (relative to virtue) of other gifts. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

At last he heard of a place peculiarly suited to him; a packing foreman’s in a warehouse at Southwark; he went there, and was referred to Mr. A.‘s private house. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

It referred only to the colour of a form, or something of that kind, but to Laura it seemed like a pressed flower, still faintly scented. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing When she had made her inquiry, the man referred her to the inspector. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins Lady Lundie referred Sir Patrick to Geoffrey himself. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Dr Nitze’s study, referred to above. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

In another locality a meteor signifies the death of an individual, and is referred to as “Tee-go-binah. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing For a moment she referred it entirely to the secrets of her heart, and it seemed impossible to deny what was imputed to her, impossible even to resent his way of speaking. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang He is referred to in inscriptions, e. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Every time he referred to the racing evidence, he looked significantly at the jury, and he dismissed them finally with the undoubted suggestion that they should bring in a verdict of guilty. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Percy Bysshe Shelley It is inconsistent with this division of our subject to cite living poets, but posterity has done ample justice to the great names now referred to. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Frances Hodgson Burnett Everything was punctiliously referred to Mrs. Gareth–Lawless. Mr. Benby, who did everything, conducted himself outwardly as if he were a sort of man of business in Mrs. Gareth–Lawless’ employ. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

I looked down, dreading another direct appeal to my judgment; and Uncle Silas, I suppose, referred those downcast looks to maiden modesty, for he forbore to task mine by any new interrogatory. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A little pale, wizened creature, obviously dying, referred to as ‘pore Brown, bin under the doctor and cut open three times,’ was regularly fed by the others. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

But let us see what we have here,” said he, pushing aside the desk, and drawing towards him the stack of paper I have already referred to. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

It referred to the missing man, giving his name and address and mentioning that he was a rent collector and probably carrying about with him a good sum of money when he disappeared. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Algernon Blackwood Name, apparently, he had also none, for Julius, as I learned later, referred to him as simply “he. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

The small boat referred to was drawn up alongside. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

William Henry Bragg The dots in circles show the results of the experiments referred to in the text ; the small circles, the results when a radiator giving homogeneous secondary rays was substituted for the carbon plate. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Most of the crimes mentioned above have a touch of this atmosphere, and in three cases, including the one I referred to but did not name, the story approximates to the one I have outlined. Collected Essays by George Orwell

She referred to many scenes where she had met me — at Court, and at distinguished houses. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London Before the oligarchs, and before Everhard, Wells speculated upon the building of the wonder cities, though in his writings they are referred to as “pleasure cities. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

E. F. Benson Some pieces were referred to about which Currer Bell was expected to be very rapturous, and failing in this he disappointed. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

A medical friend referred to by Professor Alfred Stern, tells him that some of the symptoms are more like glaucoma. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

H. G. Wells At first he thought we referred merely to administrative areas. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Henry James It had lived to a good old age, too, for the wood-work on its door-way and under its eaves, carefully and abundantly carved, referred it to the middle, at the latest, of the last century. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

T. H. Huxley You must all of you be aware — and I referred to the fact in my last lecture — that there are vast numbers of creatures living at the bottom of the sea. Essays by T. H. Huxley

William Godwin He referred the question to the parliament of Poitiers; and they, who met persuaded that she was an impostor, became convinced of her inspiration. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Though the agency of “the Lord” is in every line referred to by name, it never becomes alive. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

George Meredith I referred him to the captain. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

One thing, however, they never referred to — the death of Captain Dane — and made no mention of anything that had led up to the injury to the detective. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Walter Crane The drawings of Frederick Walker and Charles Keene may be referred to as examples. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Jebb’s other fact referred to Robins, the Salvation Army man. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Olaf Stapledon When I referred to recent events in which he had shared, he seemed to have only a very confused recollection of them. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

John Locke Thirdly, When the signification of the word is referred to a standard, which standard is not easy to be known. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

The whole series of fossiliferous stratified rocks must be referred to the last two days; and neither the Carboniferous, nor any other, formation can afford evidence of the work of the third day. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

M. R. James The last thing he wanted was the name of the man we referred his nonsense to; you saw my answer to that. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

The messages he had received referred to articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, as the official phrase had it, to rectify. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Charles Dickens Oh no, it’s not an accident, it’s something else to look at! What’s them lights?” She referred to two lights twinkling low amongst the legs of the assemblage: two candles on the pavement. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Charles Dickens It brought no Mr. Harthouse. Tom waited until the crowd had dispersed, and the bustle was over; and then referred to a posted list of trains, and took counsel with porters. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Sigmund Freud What we have described in the analysis of the dream-work as regard for representability may be referred to the selective attraction of visually remembered scenes touched by the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Meredith He asked to see the colonel, delivered himself of his pretensions and wishes to the colonel, and was referred to Cecilia; but Colonel Halkett declined to send for her. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Fionn’s way of discovering whatever was happening and hidden was always the same and is many times referred to. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

It is just possible, therefore, that the event we referred to a few moments ago may take place in the near future. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

When the Charles Ballingall to whom it referred was unearthed, he proved, in each and every case, to be not in the least like theirs. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Anthony Trollope She tried it, and her daughter had referred her prayer — or had said that she would refer it — to the decision of her hated lover; and the mother had at once lost all command of her temper. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The “nemo nisi armatus” referred to Italians, and to Italians, we may take it, of the upper rank — among whom, for the sake of dramatic effect, Deiotarus was placed for the occasion. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Opposita is remarkable for varied form of foliage, referred to particularly elsewhere, and for the sweetness of its fruit. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope The two lawyers together have referred the case to counsel for opinion,—for an amicable opinion as they call it. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In his private musings Harmon Shaver referred to the showdown as “the surprise party. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

She referred to it as a fit which no effort of her own will could prevent, the result of a headache that came on her suddenly. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

She referred me for her character to her late mistress. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

George Berkeley But, if they are looked on as notes or images, referred to things or archetypes existing without the mind, then are we involved all in scepticism. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

Algernon Blackwood For he understood at last to whom it referred and the meaning that lay between its great syllables. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope Hurroo for the Kellys! — Oh, by the holy, they’re both dead!” This last exclamation referred to Conqueror, who had come up to the fence much heated, but at a great pace. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Baldwin Spencer The remaining hair is tightly pulled back and usually bound round with fur string, and is often in the Arunta and Luritcha tribes surmounted by the emu-feather chignon already referred to. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Ivan Turgenev He experienced a disagreeable sensation every time Maria Nikolaevna referred to Gemma. However, he made haste to bend towards her obediently. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Such, for instance, was the estimable man to whom I have repeatedly referred as a warm defender of tractoration, and a bitter assailant of its enemies. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Only I am confident it referred to some crime — a confession of something; but for the life o’ me I can’t recollect what. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins Leonard’s first question referred to those lines in the letter which Rosamond had informed him were in a handwriting that she knew. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

William Godwin The audacity with which he opposed the claims of Henry, and the unheard-of severity with which he treated him at the fortress of Canosa, are to be referred to the same feature of character. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

How did she get that?” Hope referred again to the manuscript. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Sir Walter Scott This monument must be very ancient, for it has been kindly pointed out to me that it is referred to in an ancient Saxon charter as a landmark. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

John Locke As referred to real existence, none of our ideas can be false but those of substances. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Fullalove referred her — with humour-twinkling eye — to Vespasian. “I have a friend here who says he can tell you something about him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arnold Bennett This chain interested Cyril. He referred to it once or twice, and then he said: “Just let me have a LOOK at that chain,” and put out his hand; and Sophia leaned forward so that he could handle it. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

As for the third message, it referred to a very simple error which could be set right in a couple of minutes. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins The fact is, the morganatic Mrs. Ralph —” (he referred to his last mistress) “wanted to see England, and I was tired of being abroad. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Nellie Bly After looking again over the letter I had brought him, as if to see how much weight he should give it, he referred me to another cabin. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Wilkie Collins But he has never referred to his affairs. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Baldwin Spencer The Churinga nanja of the woman referred to is ornamented on one side only with a number of series of concentric circles which are supposed to represent her breasts, her name being Urlatcha (breasts). The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

And why? Because, what the Lord Buddha referred to as a physical body, is in reality not merely a physical body. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

Wilkie Collins The head of the department in which he was working might be referred to if any corroboration of this statement was desired. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George MacDonald What I did or thought, I referred constantly to her, and rejoiced to believe that, while doing her work in absolute independence, she was most at home by my side. Lilith by George MacDonald

Wilkie Collins Whenever the robber’s name was mentioned, they indulgently referred to him as the Chevalier de Poulailler. Ah! that was the age of politeness, when good-breeding was recognised, even in a thief. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Anthony Trollope Questions of taxation are referred to the Finance Committee before they are discussed in the House; and the House, when it goes into such discussion, has before it the report of the committee. North America by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell But when Mr. Gibson came, early on the following morning, Molly referred the question to him, which had suggested itself to her mind, though apparently not to the squire’s. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Cyrano de Bergerac His most important work is the one referred to here, the De Subtilitate Rerum, 1551. A Voyage to the Moon by Cyrano de Bergerac [1657]

Edgar Allan Poe Regarding, then, Beauty as my province, my next question referred to the tone of its highest manifestation — and all experience has shown that this tone is one of sadness. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe [1846]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They referred guardedly to the reforms he had sponsored and financed. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Again and again he referred to the incident with a haunting remorse. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Wilkie Collins The description was very full and particular, and did not admit of a doubt, to any one that knew her as well as I did, that the young woman referred to was my guilty and miserable niece. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

John Locke Sometimes they are referred to a supposed real essence of each species of things. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Willa Cather The business on which they had gone to Denver was not referred to until they were sitting with Mrs. Forrester in the front parlour. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Rudyard Kipling He referred to that sentence, written on the frontal sutures of the skull of every three-year-old child, which is supposed, by the less progressive Departments, to foreshadow his or her destiny. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

He was oftenest referred to as “a dear chap. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Wilkie Collins The tradesmen, sent for in each case and questioned, referred to their books. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jules Verne Joam Garral, leaving to his son everything that referred to the commercial side of the expedition, kept himself principally to his room, thinking and writing. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

This time the Commons, stirred up by a petition from the Company of Stationers, referred the matter to the committee of printing. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Anthony Trollope But that charge against him of self-imprisonment had been false as far as it referred to days subsequent to the rebuke which his housekeeper had given him. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

The loadstone is referred to in two works by this author. On the Magnet by William Gilber

H. Rider Haggard The astonished Agatha referred her to her own words, and was met by a laughing disclaimer. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Leon Trotsky He referred to the thousands of Tunguses under him as “my little Tunguses.” He couldn’t even write his name; he had to mark it with a cross. My Life by Leon Trotsky

But in his versification he likewise adopted certain other practices which had no such origin or reason as those already referred to. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

The progress of this work was retarded by the calamity familiar to every reader, but it must be referred to as throwing one of the finest lights on Carlyle’s character. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

He died in 1217, so that the composition of this work of his (one of many) may be referred to the close of the twelfth century. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

He was always denouncing Joe Chamberlain and some gang of people that he referred to as ‘the Park Lane riff-raff’. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Mr. Jim replied that it was not a dreadful thing, nor hazardous either, for them that knew what they were about, and he referred her to her father for confirmation of this assertion. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Benjamin Disraeli She received him very graciously, and after dinner, inviting him to sit by her on the sofa, referred with delicacy to old times. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

All of the cases referred to occurred within this State, and two of the three series in Boston and its immediate vicinity. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The youth was to be bribed with 50,000 crowns, and the musk and amber letter referred to this transaction. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Ivan Turgenev I referred to my position just now only because it happened to come up in our conversation. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Richard Burton I inquired when the boat started, upon which he referred me, as I had spoken bad Italian, to the advertisement. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope On the next morning the banker pronounced his intention of going into town, but before he started he referred to the order he had given. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling It referred to some correspondence, two measures, a peremptory order to a native chief and two dozen other things. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Andrew Lang The reader is referred to the Introduction for additional information about Australian beliefs, and for replies to objections. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope If her husband would not credit her judgement, let the matter be referred to her father. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

They had really become very proud of me, and, I knew, referred to me outside the office, as “Our Peter Wacks.” The firm, too, were very pleased with the position I now occupied in the public eye. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Joseph Furphy But the great institution of poverty (ruminated the pipe) is too often referred to in this large, loose way. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Accordingly, over the water they went, under the care of one of the old sailors before referred to, in a boat manned by convicts. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Arthur Conan Doyle The matter is to be referred to the Council. It is very serious, for I understand Manda to say that the Priest is within his rights and that it is an old-established custom of the nation. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Anthony Trollope I doubt, however, whether the flight here referred to was not that early visit to Athens which Cicero was supposed to have made in his fear of Sulla. 15 Ad Fam., lib. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The contingency to which he referred in the above letter, as the sole exception to his purpose of never being separated from his family, was now about to occur. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

George Meredith Countess d’Isorella had been referred to as one who served the cause ably and faithfully. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

There was a thing like a small megaphone, to which Moore referred as the “cone. Serapion by Francis Stevens

D. H. Lawrence Paul knew she referred to Clara, and he smiled. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

To some, orders were given, which we supposed enabled them to obtain redress; others were referred to the kadys and chiefs. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

I referred simply to the physical fact that you killed him. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

The visitor should on no account omit to ring the bell and ask to be shown the open Lombard gallery already referred to as running round the outside of the choir. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Henry James He referred to our previous encounters and common contacts — he was glad I was going; he peeped into my compartment and thought it better than his own. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

George Meredith After a pause between them, he referred to the fencing. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]