Phrases with "remained"

Edith Wharton Boyne, for a few minutes, remained numb and helpless; then he moved closer, and bending over drew her into his arms. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Jules Verne This important business despatched, work commenced; and all hands were so expeditious and willing, that by five o’clock nothing more remained to be done. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Sir Richard Burton And women made an uproar and mothers wept and parents fled with their daughters till there remained not in the city a young person fit for carnal copulation. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

E. Phillips Oppenheim This time Pryde remained absolutely unmoved. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

He remained sober; or to all appearances sober. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Why have you not kep your promise? Why?—why?” she persisted, stamping her foot because Willoughby remained silent. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

William Harrison Ainsworth Clotilda remained in the library in an attitude of deep meditation. The Spectre Bride by William Harrison Ainsworth [1822]

Sir Walter Scott The multitude had remained assembled for many hours, and their numbers were still rather on the increase. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Walter Scott It was not that she at any one instant entertained an idea of the possibility of prevarication — it was the natural hesitation to extinguish the last spark of hope that remained for her sister. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Jane Austen So the uniform remained at Portsmouth, and Edmund conjectured that before Fanny had any chance of seeing it, all its own freshness and all the freshness of its wearer’s feelings must be worn away. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Edith Wharton He remained near the hearth, his elbow resting on the mantel-shelf. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

D. H. Lawrence He remained seated for a while, staring in front. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James If it wasn’t for that —!” But she broke off, and they remained only another moment face to face. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Wilkie Collins He sat down opposite to us at the table, and Laura remained by me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins The Sergeant remained in his place, and said something about enjoying the smell of the garden at night. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Washington Irving In this harebrained exploit we are told that he was taken prisoner, and carried to the keeper’s lodge, where he remained all night in doleful captivity. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

And with all that, in my forlorn state, I remained prudent. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli To be the marvel of mankind what would he not hazard? Dreams, dreams! If his ancestors were valiant and celebrated it remained for him to rival, to excel them, at least in one respect. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Charles Stur On the 9th I remained stationary, and thus gave Mr. Piesse an opportunity to examine a part of our stores. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

However, it is only fair to say that he soon came to like her for herself, and long after he was convinced that she could be of no service to him he remained a very loyal and intimate friend. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Charles Kingsley It remained for our race, under the teaching of both, to bring science into act and fact. Science by Charles Kingsley

G. K. Chesterton It was a long time since she had been apparently concentrated on anything else; save for long disappearances, supposed to be country walks, which had remained something of a mystery. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

John Galsworthy During the third number Swithin remained awake, staring, pop-eyed, at the young man’s agility and wishing he had remembered to put cotton-wool in his ears. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells Mr. Catskill remained at the head of the stairs. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Elizabeth Gaskell He remained where he was, pretending to read the newspaper, while Bethia, her face swelled up with crying, and with an aggrieved and offended aspect, removed the tea-things. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Edith Wharton For a while she remained where he had left her. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Edith Wharton But if in one sense her marriage remained a problem, there was another in which her motherhood seemed to solve it. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Charles Dickens He remained a prisoner in England for nineteen years, and became in his prison a student and a famous poet. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Baldwin Spencer For four days he remained in the wurley, food being taken to him by his father, to whom it was given by his mother. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Isbel remained sitting while the others wandered about the hall. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Anthony Trollope There we remained an hour and a half; Mrs. Greene sitting pertinaciously on the one important box. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing That he could have missed her seemed impossible, for even while eating his meals he remained by the window. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Nikolai Gogol It seemed to him that, if he had only grasped the roll more firmly, it would have remained in his hand, even after his awakening. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Sir Walter Scott He endeavoured to call to memory all that he had ever known or heard of the Glenallan family, yet, having done so, remained altogether unable to form a conjecture on the subject. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

M. P. Shiel It now only remained for me to take the Hebrew version of the words ‘Fear not,’ etc. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Mirza Ahmak remained in attendance without. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

M. R. James Mr Anstruther surveyed with faint interest the site of the rose garden, where the uprooted post still lay, and the hole it had occupied remained unfilled. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Henry Kingsley George burnt them without giving them to her, so that for a year she remained under the impression that they had cast her off. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Henry James She remained there, looking out; she heard the door of the house close, and saw the two cross the street together. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Thus the affair blew over, but the irritation caused by it remained; and we never had peace or a good understanding again so long as the captain and crew remained together. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Only the clock and a pair of red china dogs on the mantelpiece remained to show that on other days people lived and cooked and ate in the room. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope Clara remained with him then for the rest of the day, going down-stairs for five minutes to her dinner, and then returning to him and reading aloud while he dozed. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Irene curved her pretty chin in comment upon her father’s incorrigibility, and Penelope made a droll mouth, but the Colonel remained serenely content with his finesse. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

They would have remained at Sairmeuse. They would have had lovely children playing around them! He would not be condemned to this continual warfare — to this hollow, unsatisfying, restless life. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

I was sent to Eton, where I remained ten years, during which space of time Edward and I never met. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

H. G. Wells My hope of an income from that source had faded, and it seemed to me that such prospects in life as remained open to me, lay in school teaching. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry Handel Richardson Filled with the idea of getting her into the heart of the woods, he was ahead of her, urging the pace; and he had taken a further step or two before he saw that she had remained behind. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne The captain’s remained hermetically closed, after being furnished with different instruments, furniture, travelling garments, books, clothes for changing, and utensils, indicated in a detailed list. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Philip Sidney When, to my deadly pleasure, When to my lively torment, Lady, mine eyes remained Joined, alas! to your beams. Poems by Philip Sidney

Marjorie Bowen M. de Tassy remained amazed at her art, her fortitude, but certain of her guilt. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Julian Hawthorne Every moment that Kate remained with me increased her peril, especially if, as she seemed to think was the case, Slurk had despatched her thither. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne But, alas! such was her evil fortune, that, whether mad or no, his power over her remained the same, and was likely to be used only the more tyrannously, if exercised by a lunatic. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Thomas Hardy She flung her arms round his neck with such a firm grasp that whilst he remained it was impossible for her to fall. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

The arrival of the major had at first interested him, but, seeing that he remained unnoticed, he had been unable to struggle against his sleepiness. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Walter Scott About six of De la Marck’s best men remained to perish with their master, and fronted the Archers, who were not many more in number. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Vsevolod Krestovsky There remained only the signed securities in the name of the old princess and her son, and a few shares of stock. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Thomas Hardy Here it remained for a moment. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Every second that he so remained was a relief. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Anthony Trollope And so he remained there till Puck, now acquainted with the locality, stopped at the door. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Mr. Carlyle remained for the rest of the season alone, but he varied it with journeys to East Lynne. He had returned home for good now, July, although the session had not quite terminated. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anne remained kneeling at his feet, gently chafing his hands. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Rafael Sabatini And that was the only weapon that remained him now. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

William Dampier Besides, before this three of our Malayan comrades were gone very sick into the country, and only one of them and the Portuguese remained with us, accompanying us to Achin and they both as sick as we. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Thomas Hardy Through three dances in succession they spun their way; and then, fatigued with the incessant motion, Eustacia turned to quit the circle in which she had already remained too long. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton Amherst, as he listened, shifted his position once, raising his hand so that it screened his face; and in that attitude he remained when she had ended. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Henry Handel Richardson But though he ransacked his mind from end to end, it remained blank. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing Richard remained in the house about twenty minutes. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He called at the apartment, remained only an hour, during which he talked chiefly of the war, and left telling them he was coming again. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Meredith If he remained blind, they might pass as air. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

G. K. Chesterton He was the first walking gentleman before he went on to the boards of Mr. Vincent Crummles’s theatre, and he remained the first walking gentleman after he had come off. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Ann Radcliffe To renew the siege he considered as a vain project; and this challenge, though a very inadequate mode of revenge, was the only honourable one that remained for him. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Robert Louis Stevenson If one thing remained to me of my old convictions, it was the hate of kings; and when this task was offered me, I took it gladly. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James I took the empty chair and we remained in talk for an hour. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Andrew Lang But when evening after evening the goat remained almost dry she determined to find out who the thief was. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mr. Gryce was not the man to forsake an affair like this while anything of importance connected with it remained unexplained. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Kingsley She recanted, and became a Romanist; Rose remained firm. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang I am grateful for your goodwill, but take back your gift!’ The fairy had pity on his youth and want of faith, and took care that one end of the thread remained in his hand. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton With an effort of the will he remained seated, and turned his eyes to hers. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

The king, half dressed, the queen and Laporte remained each in the same state and almost in the same place, where they were listening and waiting. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Olaf Stapledon For in spite of his Neptunian vision, he remained essentially a product of his own world. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

John Lewis Burckhard The women were not at all bashful; I freely talked and laughed with them, but they remained at several yards distance from me. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

But the Popular Army remained neutral throughout the fighting; everyone in Barcelona knew this, and it is difficult to believe that Mr Pitcairn did not know it too. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Gaston Leroux I was careful not to stir and remained prudently in my dark hole. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

G. K. Chesterton Lord Ivywood who had remained firm through the scene, without a sign of fear or impatience (or, I will add, amusement), held up his hand and stopped the policeman in his pursuit. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Leon Trotsky But since the Nashe Slovo was a censored paper sold openly on the newsstands, and could not call upon soldiers to kill their colonel, the case remained a mystery until the frame-up was disclosed. My Life by Leon Trotsky

For some time longer she remained leaning forward, collecting her strength, doubting if she would be able to stand. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

In this condition I was found wandering in a field and thence carried to a farm house, where I remained a prey to fever. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

On my suggestion he remained almost entirely in the bathroom, which, upon the whole, was the safest place. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

With creditable presence of mind he remained on the bank, towed the horse over, scrambled on to his back again and started afresh. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

E. F. Benson Charlotte left Miss Wooler’s when she was sixteen and returned to Haworth, where she remained for the next three years. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

The vocabulary of prose widened at the same time as that of verse; and the prose of the first Romantics remained almost completely rhetorical. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Algernon Blackwood For whereas I had altered, she had remained unmoved. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

For three days we remained in the midst of the ocean, exposed to the burning rays of the sun, in a boat without water or provisions. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

D. H. Lawrence Hermione remained with her face lifted up, abstracted. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

He remained in this state for a week or two. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

John Lewis Burckhard We remained an hour on the delightful summit of Djebel Kora, and towards the evening descended the mountain. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

But the recollection of what had passed with Mr. Peck remained a reproach in her mind, and nothing that she accomplished for the Social Union with the other ministers was important. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

E. Phillips Oppenheim For several moments after the coiffeur had left him, he remained in his chair, glancing into the mirror. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Quite a fair portion of it remained standing, and he marvelled what many years of labour must have been spent in building it. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Charles Dickens That, if it were in the nature of traitorous ways to thrive (which happily it never was), the real wickedness and guilt of his business might have remained undiscovered. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Yet the few moments which remained for her were moments of happiness. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Samuel Johnson At this school Edward Young remained till the election after his eighteenth birthday, the period at which those upon the foundation are superannuated. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Sinclair Lewis He got through it fairly well, stumbling only on Martin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore, as was reasonable, but he remained as sleepy as ever. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle There remained a dozen or so, and a goat-skin of Spanish wine having been brought in we all made merry. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Henry James A long time passed, but Morris remained absent; the shadows gathered; the evening settled down on the meagre elegance of the light, clear-coloured room; the fire went out. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

George Eliot In a few minutes more, some had risen to their feet, but a larger number remained kneeling, and all faces were intently watching him. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Jules Verne Vainly did the watchmaker try to replace them; the wheels remained motionless. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry Handel Richardson At the expiry of a fortnight, however, he began to fear that if he remained away any longer, she would think him indifferent to her offer of friendship. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Lalie, as stiff as a stake, with pins and needles in her legs, remained whole days at the post. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

When he arrived there, he remained a quarter of an hour deliberating within himself as to the proper course to be adopted. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells Thereupon I began to recover and after a few years of interrogative suspense and occasional pain not even a reminiscent twinge remained of my left kidney. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

John Mellish, Samuel Prodder, and Mr. Lofthouse remained outside of the cottage. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

G. K. Chesterton He expanded his intellectual tolerance until it included the anarchism of Fifine at the Fair and the blasphemous theology of Caliban; but he remained himself an Englishman of the middle class. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Wilkie Collins It remained the one question still. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Benjamin Disraeli All this time his manner remained unchanged. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Walter Scott Some supposed, however, that their strength or spirit only travelled with the fiend, and that their body remained behind. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Algernon Blackwood You, both, had come down for a little time, come down ‘here,’ but had remained too long. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

The dining-room had formerly been the chapel, and the carved stone altar still remained under the east window. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

George Gissing Long he remained upon his knees, the conflict within him so violent that he could scarce find coherent words of prayer. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

It appeared that, notwithstanding my uncle’s earnest assurances, the good fellow had remained in doubt of our understanding each other. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Nevertheless, Tchernov remained very popular. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

William Makepeace Thackeray The Prince of Joinville, seeing the deroute of his troops, was compelled with a few faithful followers to fly towards Paris, and Prince Napoleon remained master of the field of battle. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

James Joyce He ceased and, as Stephen did not reply, remained silent. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

He remained baffled and perplexed, and the one who had not spoken hitherto remarked — “Of course we shan’t ‘aggle about a few pound, more or less. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Elizabeth Gaskell A Cabinet minister honoured it with his presence, and, being a distant relation of the Brabants, remained for a few days after the grand occasion. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Bram Stoker In fact, he became so frightened that his master, fully believing that he was concealing something, ordered him to tell at once what remained unseen, and where it was hidden away. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Mark Twain It was becoming an old moon to the friends we had left behind us, but to us Joshuas it stood still in the same place and remained always the same. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Behind him, a little to his left, clutching his arm, and staring at him with fierce bloodshot eyes, stood Foster. For a few seconds Richardson did not take in the fact; the two remained staring. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

D. H. Lawrence He remained seated on his stool on the roof, looking with dilated, blank, black eyes at nothingness. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Maggie remained personal within all this unclean system of authority. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Marie Corelli Florian recoiled with an involuntary cry — and then remained motionless and silent — stricken dumb and stupid by the magnificent creation which confronted him. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Gaston Leroux Matrena remained in the darkness of the drawing-room, her dark-lantern in her hand. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

The Caliph, nevertheless, remained in the most violent agitation; he sat down indeed to eat, but of the three hundred covers that were daily placed before him could taste of no more than thirty-two. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

He rolled his eyes a bit but when she took her hand away he remained silent. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Mother Heggarty remained in her room during the whole of the day, and no one apparently thought it was worth the trouble to go and inform her that her master was dead. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Anthony Trollope Then they made their way on through the straggling horses, and John Morton, not wishing to seem to be afraid of his rival, remained alone. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

I remained to dream the nightmare out to the end, and to show my loyalty to Kurtz once more. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle I am a hot-tempered man, but I thank God that I am able to say that I remained master of myself, and that I never raised a hand against him. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lord St. Maurice left the room and Adrienne remained by the window, her eyes fixed upon the little group which had come to a standstill now on the summit of the low line of cliffs. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

The two friends remained alone to speak of the future and to build castles in the air. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Heyst remained silent for a while. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope Has your accession of wisdom been very extensive?” “Somewhat short of Solomon’s, sir; but probably quite as much as I should have picked up had I remained in London.” “That is very probable. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

He watched his distance from that man increase, while he remained motionless, without being able to account to himself for the fact that so much empty space had come in between them. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Edith Wharton He came up to Charity, who had remained passively kneeling by the rough mound of earth. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

D. H. Lawrence His wife had died at the birth of his first baby, so he remained alone in the manse. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Fielding There remained now only one prisoner, and that was the poor man himself in whose defence the last-mentioned culprit was engaged. Amelia by Henry Fielding

For a moment Almayer remained as if turned into stone with astonishment and horror, for he was certain now that he had heard his wife wailing for the dead. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

I remember too well how sometimes we were stopped for want of money, and but for that diamond, which I was obliged to sell, we should have remained on the road. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The other, called Gherardo, was educated along with Petrarch. Petrarch remained with his mother at Ancisa for seven years. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

The order had remained on the table; Aramis seized the opportunity when Baisemeaux was not looking to change the paper for another, folded in the same manner, which he drew swiftly from his pocket. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry James His little girl remained to him, and though she was not what he had desired, he proposed to himself to make the best of her. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Marjorie Bowen But he remained with his back to her, looking out into the darkness. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Andrew Lang Some handsome pillars still stood amongst the heaps of ruins, and several rooms, which yet remained in fair preservation, gave evidence of former splendour. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne There remained the difficulty of leaving the town, but the breaches in the fortifications would, of course, facilitate his departure. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

The room presented such a spectacle that all the agents, and even Gevrol himself, remained for a moment rooted to the threshold, shuddering with unspeakable horror. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Percy Bysshe Shelley His lips unclosed—Matilda turned pale with terror; yet mute, and absorbed by expectation, remained rooted to her seat. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Arnold Bennett Maggie remained sewing at the bow-window of the dining-room while he ate a plenteous tea. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Gaston Leroux Vlassof remained erect, his arms crossed on his breast, safe and sound. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Bram Stoker He remained in durance for four years after which he was released. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

We all three remained silent for some little time, Milly and I standing together in the window, Mr. Egerton leaning against the mantelpiece, watching the rain with an absent look in his face. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

They had been talking about Kurtz. “I was broad awake by this time, but, lying perfectly at ease, remained still, having no inducement to change my position. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

George Gissing She could attract him; she could play upon his senses; yet he remained critical. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope Miss Thorne, who had she known all the truth would have vanished into air at once, had no conception that her immediate absence would be a blessing and remained chatting with them till luncheon-time. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim He pointed out another to Cheshire, who, however, shook his head and remained standing. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

LAURA MALCOLM remained at the Manor House. Mr. Clare, the vicar, had persuaded her to relinquish her idea of going into lodgings in the village. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Dan remained behind to tell the secretary that he was several kinds of fool, since no one but a superfine ass would blurt out so terrible a story to a delicate girl. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Henry Handel Richardson As, however, Krafft remained impassive, she took the leap. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

I remained silent then, and suffered. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

Rafael Sabatini But, persistent of purpose, he remained and chattered amiably awhile, Casanova compelling him at first to pursue a monologue. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Guy de Maupassan And when the great cloud of leaves and dust had disappeared on the heights of the Quartier Malesherbes, the sidewalks and roads remained bare, strangely clean and swept. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton Mrs. Sellars, for this reason, remained only for a few minutes with the little boy, and when she rejoined Boyne, who was waiting for her at the gate, she said simply: “I’m glad I came. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Robert Louis Stevenson Whether his father spoke, or whether he remained long in the room or at once departed, are points lost to history. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon Paul’s hand recovered within a few weeks, though of course it remained scarred for ever. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Larose remained seated where he was, and lighting a cigarette, considered thoughtfully if there was any more information it was desirable for him to extract from the grave-digger. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle What remained then? To find her husband. A Sordid Affair by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anna Katherine Green This being granted, he pointed out where a splinter or two had been freshly whittled from the handle, and declared that no knife had touched it while it remained in his hands. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

James Joyce Corley remained standing at the edge of the path, a little distance from the front steps. Dubliners by James Joyce

Steele Rudd He remained looking inside them. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Algernon Blackwood He remained detached and a spectator. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

So the island remained desolate, and without inhabitant for years. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Thomas Wolfe Dorothy remained as chaste as a nun, and George began to wonder whether she had not been grossly maligned by evil tongues. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Theodore Dreiser That night Hurstwood remained down town entirely, going to the Palmer House for a bed after his work was through. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Jack London So he remained in his bondage waiting for her. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Sir Walter Scott Willie himself was next seen, leading forth a female, and the old woman, carefully bolting the grate behind them, remained on the post as a sort of sentinel. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

After this there remained a dark mystery and an ever-present horror. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Anthony Trollope He had gone abroad, perhaps with the conviction that it would be well that he and the Desmonds should not meet; and he remained abroad till the hunting season again commenced. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood In myself, too, remained no vestige of denial or alarm. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Indeed, he had been upstairs only three or four times since Mr. Sleuth had been with them, and when his landlord had had occasion to wait on him the lodger had remained silent. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Olive Schreiner Not slavery, nor the most vast accumulations of wealth, could destroy a nation by enervation, whose women remained active, virile, and laborious. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

E. F. Benson Except on Sunday and for the few daily hours of my lessons, I might do what I pleased so long as I remained in the open air. Negotium Perambulans by E. F. Benson

And so, when he was appointed to Gravesend to supervise the erection of a system of forts at the mouth of the Thames, he remained there quietly for six years, and at last was almost forgotten. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

George Eliot If I remained here, I could perhaps atone in some way to Lucy — to others; I could convince them that I’m sorry. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Anthony Trollope He stood looking from one to another, while Mrs. O’Hara remained silent in the corner. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Walter Scott He remained long absent, and Sir Aymer began to be of opinion that the delay was suspicious, when the abbot returned with perplexity and discomposure in his countenance. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Henry Handel Richardson She fell asleep early; for, no matter what happened, how uneventful or how tragically exciting her day was, her faculty for sleep remained unchanged. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Pu Songling As to Peaceful-light, she was asleep almost directly after taking the drug, and she remained motionless on her bed. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Jules Verne Was not his country that where his master was? As to the engineer, he remained plunged in deep thought, and in his heart feared rather than desired the arrival of the ship. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Expecting to see a kind of dark strong giantess, she was struck with astonishment and remained sitting. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Jack London Strike out the twenty for accidents, and there remained a hundred miles a day. Lost Face by Jack London

Ann Radcliffe He remained some time in silent suspense before he repeated the call, when he heard the gate of the draw-bridge gently unbarred, and Edmund appeared. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]