Phrases with "remained"

Agnes kept the secret, and I kept the Duenna: The Baroness, therefore, remained in total ignorance respecting the old Woman’s fate, but suspected her to have perished by suicide. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Andrew Lang Then they went on their way, taking with them the three sheep which were all that remained of their flocks. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim She remained silent, looking at him with an air of barely concealed disgust. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Victor Hugo Her sightless eyes remained fixed in depths of thought. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. G. Wells The swart man descended with dignity to a cross way, and Denton, after a momentary impulse to pursuit, remained on the platform. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Jules Verne Thomas Black remained motionless with his eye glued to the glass of his instrument, eagerly watching the progress of the phenomenon. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

And his nails, buried in his bosom, were thrust into his flesh, but the tranquil expression of his face remained unaltered. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Jack London For a day and a night he remained by the kill, eating and sleeping, turn and turn about. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Robert Louis Stevenson They were but commonplaces that remained to be exchanged, but the low, moved voices in which they passed made them sacred in the memory. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle Beside him, slapping his tawny shoulder in encouragement, was the lean spare form of Back Simon who had remained ever under Nigel’s pennon. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Benjamin Disraeli What the pages of the “Privy Council” meant no human being had the slightest conception except Mr. Tremaine Bertie. Mr. Thornberry remained a respected member of the cabinet. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope He and Lily were of course together, while Bell remained with her mother. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Not while Lesbia remained single could she court his company. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

D.H. Lawrence He remained sitting, leaning forward on the sand, staring intently at Helena. She looked back in fear at him. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell She was not one to talk over-much about any project, while it remained uncertain — to speak about her labour, in any direction, while its result was doubtful. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Edith Wharton In the recognized essentials he had always remained strictly within the limit of his scruples. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

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

He remained there about half an hour; then came out running, then re-entered and then again came out; once more he disappeared and reappeared again almost immediately. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

I remained at an inn, while Savéliitch went out to get what he wanted. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Ann Radcliffe Ellena caught unconsciously the arm of Vivaldi, and listened, aghast, for a return of the found, but all remained still. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

They thought, no doubt, that a sight of the place might reawaken whatever memories remained of the last desperate scene preceding her brother and sister’s departure for this out-of-the-way spot. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Nay, once or twice in the week they usually remained at home, and not unseldom dined tête-à-tête. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope I remained alone till one o’clock, and spent four hours every morning during our entire journey in composing this volume as it is now printed. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton But when he tried to evoke the Elinor Lorburn who had waltzed in the ballroom and wreathed her hair with flowers before her tilted toilet mirror the dumb walls remained dumb . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

During this inaugural flourish of hostilities, I, for my part, remained inactive, and therefore apparently neutral. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Guy de Maupassan He remained hidden behind a tree, waiting for her to go, that he might follow her. The Father by Guy de Maupassan

Anne Bronte She felt its exhilarating influence, and so did I— I felt it tingling through my frame, but dared not give way to it while she remained so quiet. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

For since Herrick had thrown him off and deserted to the enemy, Huish, alone of mankind, remained to him to be a helper and oracle. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Virginia Woolf She remained a skimpy old maid, holding a paint-brush. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Wilkie Collins Enough, and more than enough, remained to make the case for the prosecution complete. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Henry Kingsley He remained silent till he got one on, and then, without taking the other from the expectant Simpson, he addressed the fire-irons aloud. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Watkin Tench The Doctors remained with us all night, sleeping before the fire in the fullness of good faith and security. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

She sees not me — me!” He remained silent for a minute, then asked softly — “Tuan, will she die?” “I fear so,” said the white man, sorrowfully. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Thomas Hardy The entrance of Taylor infused fresh spirit into the company, and they remained sitting, till Arabella whispered to her father: “Now we may as well go. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Sinclair Lewis But Terry Wickett remained altogether cool. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

The house had remained so still you could have heard a pin drop. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Sinclair Lewis In five minutes she was gone, but he remained at the window, then drooped slowly up to the Yale Club for dinner. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

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]

Radclyffe Hall Next to him lay a man with his face half blown away, who, God alone knew why, remained conscious. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Mazarin saw the sign and remained convinced that D’Artagnan had seen and heard everything; but he was pleased with his falsehood. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Jack London Nothing remained but to stand still and accept the indignity. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

However, Bolton remained true to you, Professor, and declined to surrender the mummy. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins The Will remained in its fireproof box at my office, through more years than I Like to reckon up. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One had the idea that he remained speechless through sheer incapacity. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

George Gissing For more than an hour she remained alone. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon The population problem remained unsolved. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

She obeyed without a word, and I remained just within the entrance, watching. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Only Maury Noble remained awake, seated upon the station roof, his eyes wide open and fixed with fatigued intensity upon the distant nucleus of morning. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Guy de Maupassan She would have remained thus probably all night, if she had not heard a noise in the adjoining room that made her start to her feet. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

De Wardes turned round, and saw the Duke of Buckingham, who, having probably remained behind with that intention, had just approached him. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Thomas Hardy He remained in and about Marygreen through the intervening days, went out on Friday morning to see that the grave was finished, and wondered if Sue would come. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Benjamin Disraeli Hauteville is the last place that I should choose for my residence, even if I remained in England. But I hear the horses. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Jules Verne He remained twenty-four hours at Baring Island without taking a step forward. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

M. P. Shiel Then, laid in Cobby’s deck-chair, she spent days of silence, smiling, pallid now, though the backs of her hands remained of that hue named by Herbert Spencer “impure purple. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Anthony Trollope She remained motionless, and was minded so to remain till he should tell her that it was time to move, that they might return home. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Ann Radcliffe O! how can I recollect these moments of horror, and be sufficiently thankful that I am now in safety and comfort! “They remained some time at the door, then they quitted it, and went down stairs. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

It turned out to be Scarlett. Dr. Brown remained with him, and sent me to take you to him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

H. G. Wells We remained at Weybridge until midday, and at that hour we found ourselves at the place near Shepperton Lock where the Wey and Thames join. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

He was sent back to Grantham school, where he remained for some months in busy preparation for his academical studies. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

H. Rider Haggard She had entered into his life, whether for good or for evil remained to be seen. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

The broad window of the library was still open; but a curtain had been drawn before it, on one side of which there remained a crevice. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

In the drawing-room Jeanne and Serge remained standing, facing each other. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Anthony Hope He cleared his throat and opened his mouth as if to speak, but still he remained silent. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

H. G. Wells My grip upon Cavor’s foot became convulsive at the sight of him, and we remained motionless and peering long after he had passed out of our range. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Virginia Woolf Indeed, the spot remained for all her rubbing, and back she sank with the shudder and the clutch of the arm I had come to expect. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Pu Songling Silently and sullenly, he went to the tomb, and long remained absorbed in his thoughts; dusk was gathering; the first star shone in the sky. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Florence Dixie So the staunch, faithful heart of Maeva remained sealed against all entreaties, and the secret continued locked in her bosom. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

But the door remained closed, and neither Saint–Aignan nor the painter appeared, nor did the hangings even move. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Instead, she dropped her hands from the door-jamb and gave such unmistakable evidences of intended flight, that but one alternative remained to him; he became abrupt. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence Then a flush of darkness came over him, and he remained standing only because he was planted. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

D. H. Lawrence He remained at Yew Cottage, black and clinched, his mind dead. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

First, I must thank you, Lionel, for having remained here at my request. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jack London Only remained to him to run away. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Milady remained alone, with her eyes fixed upon the door. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope He had hitherto remained standing; but on hearing this he flung himself into a chair and buried his face in his hands. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

And, if the choice had been hers and she had remained there, her life might not have been as happy and peaceful as she afterwards imagined it would have been. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Edith Wharton They never came back to see their mother, and the latter being, like many persons of active mind and dominating will, sedentary and corpulent in her habit, had philosophically remained at home. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Jules Verne McNabbs remained alone, talking to himself, as was his habit, and was soon enveloped in still thicker clouds of smoke. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Ransome, his back propped against the mizzen-mast and a blanket over his legs, remained perfectly still, but I don’t suppose he closed his eyes for a moment. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

And she emptied into Gervaise’s tub what remained of a bag of soda which she had brought with her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Ivan Turgenev I remained kneeling, gazing at her with intense sadness. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Jules Verne The little that remained ought to be kept for the workers; not a particle for the Nautilus. When I went back on board, I was half suffocated. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

D. H. Lawrence He remained rigid, his back to her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

While the sunlight remained I could endure it; but now — oh, Auntie, I have done something that will keep me in constant fear. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

I turned round, but although his face was rather paler than before, his features remained unmoved. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

John Lewis Burckhard Some of our people remained behind, and overtook us at night with some choice morsels of flesh, which they had cut from the carcass. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Guy de Maupassan While three of us remained hidden in a cellar in the abandoned village, he continued his journey as far as Besançon with the empty wagon and one man. The Lancer’s Wife (La Revanche) by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James He remained for some time in this attitude, but was finally aroused from it by a singular sense that, although he had heard nothing, some one had approached him. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

George Gissing Adela would much rather have remained at home, but she had no choice. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang But Trusty John remained behind with the steersman, and ordered the ship to push off. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jack London There was a way in which it could be done, and it remained for me to find that way. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Beatrice Vesper’s wifely attitude remained true, I saw, to its severely classic pattern. The Long Chamber by Olivia Howard Dunbar

I buried my face in my hands-misery, misery, desolation! I know not how long I remained thus silent, perhaps many minutes. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Jules Verne It dropped idly from my hand; and I remained deep in thought. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

D. H. Lawrence Lettie remained crouching with a red flower between her hands, glancing sideways unseen to look at the calf, which with its shiny nose uplifted was mumbling in its sticky gums the seductive finger. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy But he remained quite still, and Margery grew impatient. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells She remained there all night, an age-long vigil, straining her ears for the things that went on below in the darkness, and keeping motionless lest some stealthy beast should discover her. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

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

Victor Hugo Gwynplaine crossed the circular space, from whence they had removed the arm-chair and the tables, and where there now remained no trace of his investiture. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

E. Phillips Oppenheim After all, why should he doubt for a moment? Men who had remained faithful to a dying and deserted cause, must needs be men of strength and honorable men. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

He remained for an hour in front of a herbalist’s shop with his eyes fixed on the Venetian blinds of the workroom. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Gissing Of course such a thing would never have suggested itself to the Eldons. And in fact very little of the lands remained to them. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Sinclair Lewis She realized that in town she had depended upon them for assurance that there remained a world beyond. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott The rest, coming up, dismounted, and dragged him out of the carriage, when, frightened and wounded, he crawled towards Hackston, who still remained on horseback, and begged for mercy. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Anthony Trollope But as long as the croupier remained at the table he remained, and continued to play through the day with almost invariable luck. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Olaf Stapledon I tried to persuade him to write to me about those “new ties,” but he remained silent. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing At sixteen he went to Italy, where he remained for a couple of years. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

George Gissing But your confession has relieved me; the fact that your wife had left you voluntarily, and had remained so long out of your sight, renders your conduct as concerns myself less morally culpable. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

G. K. Chesterton Bridget Royce remained as if in a trance, staring at the sunlit garden in which a man had just vanished like a fairy. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Thomas Hardy Cytherea remained with her gaze fixed on the fire. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

H. G. Wells The grey sky had changed to blue, and of all the cloudy masses of dawn there remained only a few patches of dissolving fleeciness. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

Olaf Stapledon And so it has happened that man’s motives have remained throughout the career of your species almost invariably primitive. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

We sent friendly messages, but, fearing to intrude upon some secret council, remained on board. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Ford Madox Ford You cannot keep up fits of emotion by the hour: at any rate, with her, the fits of emotion were periodical and unexpected, though her colder passion remained always the same . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

D. H. Lawrence For a moment or two she remained kneeling on the fender, looking into the fire and thinking. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton He remained a little too much of a boy, a little too much even of a Puritan, and a little too much of what may be called a man of the universe, to be a man of the world. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

George Gissing You know it was always you as I thought most of, and I want to keep you by me — I do, Clara. You won’t speak about goin’ away?’ She remained mute. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing But the fact remained that Mr. Gresham had not principle. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jules Verne He and the false Michael Strogoff remained alone in the saloon. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Edith Wharton What she saw now was that, in a world of strangeness, he remained the object least strange to her. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

She remained three years in foreign lands. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Charles Dickens Mr. Cruncher did not assist at the closing sports, but had remained behind in the churchyard, to confer and condole with the undertakers. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson One more house remained for me to visit, that in which we now are. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Morrison At any rate there he remained with his perpetual drink; and so remained until many things came to an end together. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Jules Verne All sails were now hoisted, and at noon the Tankadere was within forty-five miles of Shanghai. There remained yet six hours in which to accomplish that distance. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope The two brothers remained drinking their wine, but they drank it in an uncomfortable fashion, not saying much to each other for the first ten minutes after the other Claverings were gone. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Maurice remained standing until he saw them appear below. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

For several months he remained in prison, subjected alternately to a sedative and a violent regimen, till his health broke, and he wasted away almost to a skeleton. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Margaret Oliphant Salem was again crowded—not a corner of the chapel remained unfilled; and again, many of the more zealous members were driven out of their seats by the influx of the crowd. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

I gave up my studies and remained with my father, who, naturally, was greatly changed. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Anthony Trollope His brother was still with him, and Miss Mellerby remained at the Manor. But he knew that the thunder-cloud must break over his head before long, and at last the storm was commenced. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Cornelius remained as mute as a fish, abject but faithful to his purpose, whose accomplishment loomed before him dimly. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

G. K. Chesterton And in all that retrospect nothing remained so real as the unreal romances of the first days. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His lips twitched but he remained silent. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

H. G. Wells Then he looked down and saw the thing that had once been the face of Findlay. For an awful minute he remained kneeling agape. The Reconciliation by H. G. Wells [1895]

Edgar Allan Poe We remained in sight of this island two days, and then only lost it in a fog. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles cocked his arquebuse, and stamping with blind rage cried, as he dazzled Henry’s eyes with the polished barrel of the deadly gun: “Will you accept the mass?” Henry remained mute. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

W. H. Hudson When the old woman died Monica remained with these people: she lives with them to this day. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Frederick Marryat All was still, and as dark as pitch; Edward remained behind the trees, and when the two men again stopped, he was not six feet from them. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

D. H. Lawrence But Gerald remained as if genial and happy, unaware that he was waiting or unoccupied, knowing himself the very pivot of the occasion. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford He really had been very fond of her, and he remained faithful to her memory for quite a long time. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Wilkie Collins The routine of my uncle’s establishment had remained unaltered since my last experience of it. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

They changed with each plate, but the group of uneasy people who formed their audience remained the same. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Anthony Trollope And now his walk had brought him to the further end of the table; and there he remained for a minute or two. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry James Less and less remained of the figure all the facts of which had long ago so hardened for him. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mr. Stuart remained babbling upon the ground, and the Arabs made no effort to lift him into his saddle. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Henry Adams Two or three months remained to the old administration, but all interest centred in the new one. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

George Gissing When she had come to the end, her eyes remained on the paper. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

This man, hurt cruelly in his vanity, remained magnanimous in his conduct, allowing himself no satisfaction of a bitter smile or of a contemptuous gesture. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

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]

Leo Tolstoy Simeon went to war, to serve the Czar; Tarras went to a city and became a merchant; and Ivan, with his sister, remained at home to work on the farm. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

He remained plunged in a profound astonishment. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

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]

Thomas Hardy Instead of entering the boat when it arrived she stepped back from the quay; but looking to see if he remained she beheld him pointing with his finger to the ferry-boat. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

James Joyce We remained silent when he had gone. Dubliners by James Joyce

Arnold Bennett He was not ruined! He was not really in adversity! He remained the conqueror! She thrilled with her relief. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

What would it have been to me that you remained in the world? I never expected to see you again. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Elizabeth Gaskell Part of Holdsworth’s apparatus still remained exposed to all the rain. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Kate Chopin Ma’ame Pelagie remained unchanged and motionless. Short stories by Kate Chopin

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

G. K. Chesterton But the hard head of Eden remained motionless, with its hard and confident smile. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Charles Dickens The water-patterns which the ‘Prentices had trickled out on the pavements early in the morning, remained uneffaced by human feet. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

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]

Watkin Tench They were very kindly treated by the Dutch governor, and amply supplied by the merchants at the Cape, where they remained seven weeks. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Sir Walter Scott It remained that the Jew should produce some security for the ransom which he was to pay on the Prior’s account, as well as upon his own. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

D. H. Lawrence Julia, Josephine and Tanny remained in the box. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Quite forgetful of Mr. Vincey, he remained for a space observing these things. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Meredith There remained no one that could be expected to intervene with a strong arm save the baroness. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Horace Walpole As they made the circuit of the court to return towards the gate, the gigantic sword burst from the supporters, and falling to the ground opposite to the helmet, remained immovable. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

He remained about the farm for some months, but got exceedingly thin, and complained that he could not rest or eat, that his wife’s spirit was haunting him, because he had not taken a life for hers. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

He remained for some time trembling and irresolute: He longed to try the charm, yet feared its consequences. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

For upwards of an hour he remained where he was, thinking and thinking, and yet never coming any nearer a definite conclusion. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anthony Trollope After all, the affair did not come off, and I might have remained and had another roll in the snow. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan He remained in this position for some seconds without moving, his finger on the lock, then, suddenly, seized with a shudder of horror, he dropped the pistol on the carpet. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

G. K. Chesterton The forest has remained new while it is nearly a thousand years old; but our fashions have grown old while they were still new. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

George Meredith So we remained seeing the game out. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Walter Scott Something remained to be added, but his speech faltered, his limbs shook, and his tongue seemed to refuse its office. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

He was much moved, but still remained firm. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope He remained at this till he was called — for a man may be called with very little continuous work. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton She had learned to allow for that, and only echoed absently: “No use sailing?” while her real self remained absorbed in luggage labels, passports and deck chairs. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

When he returned to his seat, the assistant bishops, including the consecrator, remained standing till the hymn was concluded. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

As I have pointed out, spontaneous Americanisms do occur in the books of the middle period, but Wodehouse remained English enough to find American slang an amusing and slightly shocking novelty. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Jane Austen But whether he were entirely free from peculiar attachment — whether there were no actual preference — remained a little longer doubtful. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

How the Angel Made a Mistake and Spoke to Chicot, Thinking it was the King. The king and Chicot remained thus for some time. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy Christopher Swetman had weighed both sides of the question, and had remained at home. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Charles Stur None any longer remained on the parched surface of the stony desert, if I except what remained at the Depot, and the little in the creek to the eastward. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

The camp was deserted, and only a thin column of smoke, rising from the embers of the fire, remained to show that the place had been lately occupied. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

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]

Wilkie Collins Frank’s self-possession was far less steadily disciplined: it only lasted as long as he remained passive. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

And the problem might have remained unsolved even for months longer, had not a disagreeable accident, a week later, frightened her out of the contented and unreflecting state in which she was living. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Henry James This demonstration of her face and voice might have affected him, for he remained silent and she continued: “Are you elected or not?” “It seems a dream,” he rather flatly returned. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

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

M. R. James Anderson, rather irritated, sat up in bed, intending to call her back, but he remained sitting up, staring straight in front of him. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Anatole France Confused I remained standing on the step. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Guy de Maupassant He remained there a long time, filled with delight when he saw a holidaymaker knocking down the gendarme or the curé, two authorities which he instinctively distrusted. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Guy de Maupassan She remained standing, shaken by sobs, torn by anguish. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Piqued at his inconstancy (for S. had previously courted him) the Cardinal would have imprisoned him, had he not taken sanctuary in Westminster, where he remained until his death. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Nothing remained but to submit. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

When the fragrant smoke of it was curling round his lank grey hair — such of it as remained — he cast a lordly look round the splendidly furnished room. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

The Mahdi remained supreme lord of the Sudan. And yet it was not with the Mahdi that the future lay. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey