Phrases with "remarked"

In the hymns, though, she sang out immense — by ghost, as if she meant it! I rather wished I’d heard the sermon,” remarked Herbert thoughtfully, “because it seemed to set her thinking. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

The Bar remarked the change, as well they might. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James He remarked to Goodwood that he was sorry they were to lose him; he himself should particularly miss him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James I wanted still to think I MIGHT get a footing, and I was afraid to meet failure, for it would leave me, as I remarked to my companion, without another arrow for my bow. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

George Meredith She had also, or she now thought it, remarked that when Mr. George had been spoken of casually, the Countess had not looked a natural look. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Anthony Trollope The Senator lifted his hat and remarked that it was a very fine afternoon. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Professor Child remarked on all this: “Stanza xii. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Anna Katherine Green Pulling up his horses as though to give them a breathing spell, he remarked over his shoulder with a strain of anxiety in his voice: “I hope your friends live near the top of the hill, missus. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Jules Verne Hatteras remarked that the gun was of American manufacture, and his hands crisped the frozen barrel. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Robert Louis Stevenson On the Sunday, among a party of men who were talking in our companion, Steerage No. 2 and 3, we remarked a new figure. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser She caught up her skirts with an easy swing, for had not Drouet remarked that in her and several others, and Carrie was naturally imitative. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells It was to be remarked afterwards that Rud rarely interrupted Reedly while he was talking, and that he watched his man even when he was taking no part in the discussion. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

A man to whom he remarked that “punishment was plentiful enough here apparently”, replied with a grin, “Aye. There’s plenty of that, anyway; and so you will say soon, for to-morrow is pay day. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Elizabeth Gaskell But no one so alarmed as she, when, in the autumn succeeding Mr. Ness’s death, Mrs. Forbes remarked to her on Ellinor’s increased delicacy of appearance, and shortness of breathing. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Mrs Murchison had just remarked that she didn’t know why, at this time of year, you always felt as if you were waiting for something. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

George Meredith Renee remarked on the lateness of the hour. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Richard Burton But ball-cartridge seemed to be plentiful hereabouts; during the whole of this and the next day, I remarked that bullets, notched for noise, were fired away in mere fun. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle It seemed a huge function for so small a town, and he remarked as much to the waiter. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

But d’Artagnan was too far off to hear him; and if he had heard him in the disposition of mind he then enjoyed, he certainly would not have remarked it. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Lewis Carroll For me, it is Charm without the C.” “The old one is sad,” the Governor remarked with some anxiety. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate awaiting them on this earth. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

His face was like a skull, his voice scarce recognisable; the dullest of men and officers (it seemed) must have remarked that telltale countenance and broken utterance. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

You’ll see!” “Very little chance of that now,” remarked Almayer, sadly. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Henry James I can’t now!” “Well, I confess,” remarked Newman, “I don’t want to hear anything unpleasant. The American by Henry James [1877]

Adele Chandos.” “Hum!” remarked Larose, “and so she was the Adele Chandos and the ‘A.C.’ he had had four dances with that night and took into supper. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Henry James I remember she said ‘I am very false,’ and I think she remarked that she was cruel. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Henry James She remarked to her companion that it was time they should go off, and then when he showed her the way back to the staircase she pleaded that she had not half seen the things. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn In the first place, it should be remarked that Moore, with an equipment for the business which might have made any fortune-hunter envious, never showed the least inclination to marry for money. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Lady Santerre also had remarked his glances of suspicion or fury; they were interpreted into new sins against her daughter, and made with her the subject of ridicule or bitter reproach. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Isabella Bird Three men looked over the crest of a ridge to the left and disappeared abruptly, and I remarked to Mirza that this was the most suspicious circumstance we had yet seen. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Charles Dickens While the meal was in progress, their host remarked that the old man seemed much fatigued, and evidently stood in need of rest. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Meredith She remarked by-and-by, of her own accord: ‘Princess Ottilia does not regret that she had us educated. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

She was to learn later that it was the first thing that anyone remarked on when Nash’s name was mentioned. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

And now, I daresay you are as wise as you were before, Oliver.” “I’ve heard of washed-out dresses,” remarked Oliver. “They look like rags, don’t they?” “Some may. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Then the one with the chipped nose, speaking for both, remarked that the matter was confidential enough, and to be arranged discreetly. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

A. E. W. Mason The Khalifa remarked to them that they were both to be employed upon the manufacture of gunpowder, with which the armies of the Turks were shortly to be overwhelmed. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Charles Dickens None but the quick eyes of Aunt Martha, however, remarked him at all; but, almost as soon as she espied him, she was in conversation with him. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Anthony Trollope Mrs Tappitt knew that her husband’s mood was not happy, and Martha may have remarked that all was not right with her father. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf She was absorbed in her arrangements, and on seeing Rachel remarked confidentially: “If one can give men a room to themselves where they will sit, it’s all to the good. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Sinclair Lewis He remarked that the apartment-houses across in New York were bright in the sunset; that, in fact, the upper windows looked “like there was a fire in there. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

I remarked that I really did not want a servant. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope It had oftentimes been spoken of in the army, and Henri had never remarked that an equal tribute of praise was not given to the two, for their deeds on that occasion. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

I have already remarked on her graceful carriage. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Anthony Trollope He felt himself to be offended, and with difficulty induced himself to go through all those little ceremonies the absence of which would have been remarked by everybody. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Jean-Jacques Rousseau It should be remarked that all these forms, or at least the first two, admit of degree, and even of very wide differences; for democracy may include the whole people, or may be restricted to half. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

But she was one on whom such incidents were not lost: I remarked that never after this rebuff did she seek him, or follow him, or in any way solicit his notice. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

George Gissing Ceaselessly she excited her to ambition, remarked on her gifts, made dazzling forecast of her future. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Once out in the square, he remarked dryly, “A good thing to get away from those jaw-breakers. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

I was in London then,” remarked Kentish, in a reflective tone. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

When I acknowledged this fact to my stepfather, he remarked coolly: “That means that you are still too young to read such things! However, don’t forget about that book. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Nathaniel Hawthorne After her departure I remarked that the symbol was none of the most apt. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry James She gave me no thanks for my somewhat extravagant offer but remarked that the lady I had seen the day before was her niece; she would presently come in. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

At the same moment that he remarked his red nose, he saw that the soldier had a white paper in his belt. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Mark Twain We saved that; and it may be remarked here that this is the only opportunity that Europe offers of saving money. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Benjamin Disraeli Oh! what a jabot!’ ‘I dislike animals excessively,’ remarked another lady, who was as refined as Mr. Annesley, her model. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

H. G. Wells He remarked that, strange as it might seem to me, nobody, not any one, ever, had given him the amount of sympathy I was doing now. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Gissing He remarked often on her look of suffering, and urged a holiday. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Virginia Woolf Having replaced her ring, Lady Otway remarked that it was chilly, though not more so than one must expect at this time of year. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

She was so evidently desirous of pleasing him that several of the guests remarked it. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Arnold Bennett Nor were definite plans for the wedding made until George remarked one evening that he would like to be married at Chichester, Chichester being the name of his new private hotel. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Charles Dickens It had been remarked that this personage evinced no weariness in his place of concealment; nor did he, long as his waiting was. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Andrew Lang But the Minister, with rare good sense, remarked that what Satan said was not evidence. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather At his age nothing cuts very deep,” remarked the lawyer. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

She told him and then, to turn the conversation into the channel he wanted, he remarked how beautiful were the flowers she was attending to. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But Teak had taken to drink, and his wife had remarked publicly that Anson was a bad influence on him. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

G. K. Chesterton I have already remarked that to know him well is to know that, as a man, he is English and not French. But there is another aspect in his curious case. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

I said nothing at that time about the cause of our disappearance, but merely remarked that the athaleb had fallen into the sea and swam here. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Henry James At any rate he remarked rather grandly, like a man who has still a good deal to say for himself, “There are things it is better to conceal. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Ivan Turgenev I remarked to the driver that I thought we might on this occasion have got on without the fifth horse. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Jack London I had already remarked that his language was excellent, marred with an occasional slight inaccuracy. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

In charging the jury, the judge of the Court of Acquittal remarked that it was one of the most ghastly crimes that he had ever been called upon to explain away. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Conan Doyle How far is it?” “Six miles,” said Trevor. “Seven by the road,” remarked the Colonel, with military exactness. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry Kingsley Pray, have you remarked anything, my dear madam?” Yes, Mrs. Buckley had remarked something on her arrival the day before yesterday. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

You must have remarked the change which a few years have already made in her. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing He pictured himself calling in Pont Street; he entered the drawing-room, and his eyes fell at once upon Miss Tomalin, in whose manner he remarked something unusual a constraint, a nervousness. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Ivan Turgenev At last when he was just saying good night to him in the study, he remarked with a strained yawn: “Oh yes . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

He remarked that it was not of any moment, only she must beware of coming to her brother: she should not be with him, if he had to keep her himself. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

I remarked that my presence was disagreeable. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

David Hume The ethics of Homer are, in this particular, very different from those of Fenelon, his elegant imitator; and such as were well suited to an age, when one hero, as remarked by Thucydides [Lib.i. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

George Gissing It would be natural to say—” “I owe him a visit,” remarked Will. They talked of other things. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Leslie Stephen Bozzy remarked that he was a fine cat. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Anthony Trollope Then when he remarked that it had been rather cold, she would smile actually upon him as she acknowledged the truth of his observation. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

There was a restless, anxious expression in his countenance I had never remarked there before; and he looked sparer in person. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Olaf Stapledon I remarked that he must find Maggie a great source of strength. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

What on earth was she smiling at? She remarked casually: “I am afraid I interrupted you. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Anthony Trollope Lady Lufton after receiving her guests introduced Lucy to Griselda Grantly. Miss Grantly smiled graciously, bowed slightly, and then remarked in the lowest voice possible that it was exceedingly cold. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Jacques Futrelle It was Mr. Czenki. “There’s your man, Chief,” remarked Mr. Birnes quietly. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Arnold Bennett People who passed by remarked privately that from the look of things there was the beginning of a romance in that conversation. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Tom remarked how straight the Squire stood that night, with his back to the fire, eyeing him as he entered from the corners of his eyes, with a grin, and a wicked wag of his head. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Margaret Oliphant But then what eloquence! what an amount of thought! what an honest entrance into all the difficulties of the subject! Mr. Tozer remarked afterwards that such preaching was food for men. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

He took a good eyeful of her when they were introduced and remarked smilingly that it was quite nice to see a new face at the castle and such a pretty one, too. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Henry James I knew you were at home on Thursdays.” “You see the fame of your Thursdays has spread to England,” Osmond remarked to his wife. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing She remarked a change in her friend since he had ceased to be Leonard’s tutor; he seemed to hold her in slighter esteem, a result, no doubt, of the larger prospects opening before him. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Three weeks later I was its godmother, and it was safely got into the fold of the Church. As I was leaving, I remarked that now she would be able to take it out as much as she liked. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

Wilkie Collins So am I, as a worthy friend remarked when I recently appeared holding the plate, at our last charity sermon. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Andrew Lang The interest is scattered among the vast crowd of characters; and Mr R. H. Hutton remarked at the time that he “remains something of a cold, cruel, and sensual shadow. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Mary Webb As Vessons remarked to the drake, ‘Oh, maister! you ne’er saw the like. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

I feel all limp yet; but never mind—his swag will pay for the lot!” “He’s all alone here,” remarked Mr. Jones in a hollow murmur. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

John Galsworthy As George remarked to his sister Francie: “They’ll soon be having puppies — that’ll give him pause. To Let by John Galsworthy

And according to his custom D’Artagnan glanced rapidly around and remarked that Mazarin had a sealed letter before him. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Rudyard Kipling With rare and sparkling originality he remarked that India was a ‘big place,’ and that there were many things to buy. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Some months went by and then it began to be remarked most uneasily, that he had taken to looking a lot in the direction of Annabel Blivvy, when old Colonel James was reading the lessons. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Not even when the man remarked with false simplicity that Florrie — her name was Florrie wasn’t it? would probably miss at first all her grand friends. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H. G. Wells I remarked indeed a clumsy swaying of the machine, for which I was unable to account. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

William Makepeace Thackeray During the journey, Peytel thought he remarked that Rey had slackened his horse’s pace. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Leslie Stephen It may be remarked that its excellence is due in part to the fact that, for once, Pope does not lose his temper. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Monsieur’s brows contracted, as he remarked aloud, “What a cheerless house. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Robert Louis Stevenson Often and often has he remarked to the present writer: ‘If I know what it was all about, sir, I’ll be — ‘ in short, be what I hope he will not. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

In that event he must have stolen the jewels, as Professor Braddock remarked lately, before he sold the mummy to the Parisian collector. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Then Marliani, one of the guests, remarked that argument was impossible with poets. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry James They were married, as was becoming, with great privacy — almost with secrecy — in the hope perhaps, as was waggishly remarked at the time, that the late Mrs Lloyd wouldn’t hear of it. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

It may be remarked as characteristic of this Crusade, that the Christians and the Moslems no longer looked upon each other as barbarians, to whom mercy was a crime. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

In this connection it may be remarked that the inclusive cost of sites of schools purchased by the London School Board since its constitution, i. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Arnold Bennett It was from Constance that he had learnt of Sophia’s return to Bursley. Constance had often remarked to Sophia what a superior man Mr. Till Boldero was. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

He shifted the subject, remarked on the beauty of the foliage, and the limpid purity of the fountain. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Anthony Trollope In answer to this, I remarked that he had known me only a very short time. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Kenneth Grahame It seemed, as the Mole remarked to the Rat, like some one walking in carpet slippers that were too large for him and down at heel; which was intelligent of Mole, because that was exactly what it was. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

F. Scott Fitzgerald None of the young girls present remarked upon the incident — it seemed to merit only silence. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

George Gissing Beatrice remarked on the smallness of the chamber, adding archly, ‘But I sleep single. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Meredith He said so, and Diana remarked it of him, speaking as, a wife who merely noted a characteristic. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

D.H. Lawrence He remarked nothing, not even the extravagant bowl of grasses placed where he would not have allowed it — on his piano; nor his fiddle, laid cruelly on the cold, polished floor near the window. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Jules Verne As the Doctor remarked to his companion, it looked like some vast, monotonous desert. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Henry James I’d rather be in here, in this kind of muck, than outside,” remarked the fat man who understood dogs. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

F. Scott Fitzgerald There were a lot of new things in Chicago then, but lest the interest of this narrative be divided, it should be remarked that Josephine was the newest thing of all. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Richard Burton The women are as unscrupulous: I remarked many of them emulating the men in reckless riding, and striking with their sticks every animal in the way. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

H. G. Wells If I idled for a day, no one except my fellow-students (who evidently had no awe for me) remarked it. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Trigger had already remarked that in one respect the breaking of Sir Thomas’s arm was lucky, because now there would be no difficulty as to paying the doctors out of the common fund. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I remarked the stoutness, on my first landing at Liverpool; porter, drayman, coachman, guard, — what substantial, respectable, grandfatherly figures, with costume and manners to suit. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Who should it be, again, but the very image of Mr. Toil! “There is a large family of these Toils,” remarked the stranger. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Mr. Jennings,” remarked the old lady, bending her brows, “is it possible you suspect that young man?” “No. I suspect no one at present. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Dr. Wycherley remarked significantly that his conduct was worth imitating by all persons similarly situated: and concluded oracularly: “Prophylaxis is preferable to therapeusis. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

H. G. Wells She remarked that some people did not approve of this proposed boycott of the census. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Miles Franklin Aunt Helen turned the face of the large mirror flat against the wall, while I remarked despondently, “you can make me only middling ugly, you must be a magician. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Bombay remarked that this daily feeding on beef would be the lot of the Wanguana if they had no religious scruples about the throat-cutting of animals for food. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

George Berkeley It is also to be remarked that, all relations including an act of the mind, we cannot so properly be said to have an idea, but rather a notion of the relations and habitudes between things. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

George Meredith After the departure of the ladies, Sir Willoughby had practised a studied curtness upon Vernon and Horace. “You drink claret,” he remarked to them, passing it round. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Charles Kingsley Valencia remarked the interest — Elsley only the compliment. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

H.P. Lovecraft Curwen, despite all precautions, apparently felt that something was in the wind; for he was now remarked to wear an unusually worried look. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Gervaise took pride in the comforting warmth of her shop and welcomed those who came in, “holding a salon,” as the Lorilleuxs and the Boches remarked meanly. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Charles Dickens She busied herself immediately in preparing supper, and while she was thus engaged I remarked that the old man took an opportunity of observing me more closely than he had done yet. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was he who first remarked my coming in and standing back (as I did) in some annoyance. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was nothing truculent about his voice or his bearing, but beyond a doubt it was Florestan. “Queer meeting, this,” Florestan remarked as he seated himself in an easy chair. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was getting dark, so I remarked that it was time for me to be pushing on to Greta House. “You’ve made up your mind to go, then?” said the older woman. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

I remarked on his ravenous appetite, and he smiled cheerily. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Hence the Bedawin always give it precedence — Shaghab wa Shuwák; moreover, we remarked a better style of building in the former; and we picked up glass as well as pottery. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Guy de Maupassant He had often remarked that the officers had a different bearing to the mere knights. How He Got the Legion of Honor (Décoré !) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Eliot If he kicks small animals, swears violently at a servant who mistakes orders, or is grossly rude to his wife, it is remarked apologetically that these things mean nothing — they are all temper. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle Can you name the man who did it?” “I cannot help feeling that Gregson is right, sir,” remarked Lestrade. “We have both tried, and we have both failed. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Very soon he remarked that he had a busy evening before him, and took his leave. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser He had been so proud of Aileen. A dark, smoldering rage burned in his heart against Cowperwood. “A relative of yours — possibly, I suppose,” remarked Martinson, tactfully. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Her masters had remarked that it was as delightful as it was uncommon to find so much talent united with so much solidity,’ and so on. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Pu Songling On his seventieth birthday, as he went to his neighbours, he remarked a violent excitement. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

G. K. Chesterton It’s my opinion you’ll be too late for the Day of Judgement.” “Now if this were a true dramatic dialogue,” remarked Hood, “I should answer that it would be better for you if you were. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle I fear you may have remarked it. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Richard Burton I remarked one block which could not measure fewer than thirty feet in height. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Catalina, however, watching all things narrowly, remarked something earnest and significant in the eye of the leader, as of one who had some secret communication to make. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Anthony Trollope He remarked that he hoped that would not be necessary. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

George Gissing Now, really!” “I don’t remember what you expected,” remarked the vicar, mildly. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

William Hope Hodgson Steadily, the roaring grew louder and nearer, until it appeared, as I remarked to Tonnison, almost to come from under our feet — and still we were surrounded by the trees and shrubs. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle He remarked that we must not disturb the housekeeper. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Walter Scott The Master had been remarked among his contemporaries for sense and acuteness, as well as for his reserved, pertinacious, and irascible character. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Henry James She remarked that she herself was very corrupt – she ought to have mentioned that before – but she had never been accused of being stupid. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing Mr. Newthorpe remarked that Egremont seemed disappointed with the results of his work. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Gustave Flauber Vitellius remarked it instantly, and demanded to know what it concealed. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Elizabeth Von Arnim One day, in going round the head inspector’s garden with his wife, whose care it is, I remarked with surprise that she had no sweet-peas. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

But I think he disapproves of my refusal; in fact, he remarked that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, especially when the whereabouts of the bush is unknown. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

A woman was mowing there, and, by way of making myself agreeable, I remarked that the view was fine. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Anthony Trollope The clerks had acknowledged among themselves that this might be true, but had remarked that there were different ways of hanging a dog. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Charles Dickens I remarked to myself, even then, what a number of things I seemed to see at once. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

Then you have remarked a change in him of late?” inquired Heathcote. “Yes, there has been a change, subtle, mysterious. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Morris, with a view to cheapening the place, remarked on this defect. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

G. K. Chesterton It may be remarked that these daydreams of happiness concern rather the dawn than the day. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Anthony Trollope They went down about four hundred feet, and as they were reaching the bottom Crinkett remarked that it was ‘a goodish deep hole all to belong to one man. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

She remarked that her little brother was too old to require all her care, and Max would cry to marry her father. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Henry James Lyon remarked that it was a great disadvantage to him not to have had some preliminary acquaintance with Sir David — in most cases he found that so important. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

D. H. Lawrence Mollie remarked in her cool way: “It might be a ‘hess’— if you couldn’t write. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

It was the street of Consuls and I remarked to Mr. Blunt that coming out in the morning he could survey the flags of all nations almost — except his own. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

G. K. Chesterton He had gone ahead to clear some fallen stones and I remarked on this efficiency. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H. Rider Haggard Indeed, a butcher’s boy, with a turn for expressive language, remarked in indignation to another of his craft so soon as they had recovered their spirits. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing They spoke of him in whispers together, compassionated his sufferings, remarked on the comeliness of his features, and assured each other that they detected in him no symptom of the plague. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

I remarked that I supposed her own toe was too old and tough to invite the vampire-doctor to get his supper out of it, and she answered, with a grin, that doctors generally preferred young people. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch You remarked upon it, no doubt. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

George Meredith He remarked justly that I grew an impenetrably sullen boy, a constitutional rebel, a callous lump: and assured me that if my father would not pay for me, I at least should not escape my debts. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

He turned over the pages until he came to some entries under ‘Ferris.’ “Two ten a week,” he remarked to himself. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

H. Rider Haggard I hope her husband is worthy of her,” remarked George, as he gazed round Mrs. Jacobs’ rooms. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Matthew Arnold With this tendency, the Celtic races have, as I remarked before, been necessarily almost impotent in the higher branches of the plastic arts. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

The next day I could not bear her out of my sight; and she, Raoul—at least I thought I remarked it—she looked at me, if not with pity, at least with gentleness. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

I’ve remarked that your Puritans revel in that color. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Byron, in the opening of “Don Juan,” remarked that his wanting a hero was an uncommon want, when every month brought forth its own. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

And I remarked this ominous accident of our situation. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Guy de Maupassant She felt this and wished to escape so as not to be remarked by the other women, who were enveloping themselves in costly furs. The Diamond Necklace (La Parure) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Joseph Furphy An’ you can’t lick a top rail an’ six wires, with nine-foot panels “—— “You’re a bit of an authority on fencin’,” remarked Baxter drily. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

I almost wish, by God, I’d thrown him into the canal!” “Yes, you lawyers must run against some pretty snide specimens,” remarked the photographer, lifting one of the cases from its sockets. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Of course, there was always some one —elle en mange cinq comme ça tous les ans, remarked a Frenchman. Clarissa had no curiosity about this person. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

He painted a picture of South America in black and scarlet; Roger remarked to his wife in a whisper that crude scarlet was the worst colour to put beside rich purple. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Swift, writing upon the subject, remarked that he could see no harm in rogues and fools shooting each other. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Willa Cather He expected to spend about half his time out there with Ralph. “When I’m away,” he remarked genially, “you and Mahailey won’t have so much to do. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Gissing Hilliard remarked something unusual in her behaviour this evening. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Washington Irving He remarked that their heads were turned from the portal, and that the regards of each were fixed upon the same point in the interior of the building. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Henry James So I remarked that I had not seen him for so many years that it was very possible I should not know him. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]