Phrases with "reminded"

He remarked how becomingly the former had done her hair, and laughingly said it reminded him of the day when he had first met her. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

D.H. Lawrence There was a soft vividness of life in their carriage; it reminded Siegmund of the soft swaying and lapping of a poised candle-flame. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

And I remember you, too, now that you have reminded me. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Thomas Hardy Perhaps it was that in each case the eye was mostly resting on stone — that the quarries of ruins in the Eternal City reminded him of the quarries of maiden rock at home. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Anthony Trollope In the moments of his misery something about the pastry — cook’s girl, something that reminded him of Crinoline, it was probably her nose, had tempted him to confide to her his love. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope As she thought of it all she reminded herself that, though they were separated miles asunder, still she could pray for him. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James And when Peter reminded her how he had spent his life in foreign lands, shut out from such pleasures, she went on: “Well, you lost something. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

That was the last clear thing in his head, but it steadied him, for it reminded him how grave was his danger. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

It reminded him of cough lozenges and the sweets he used to suck when he was a boy. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Theodore Dreiser Mrs. Webster Israels’s mouth was of such a peculiar shape that Aileen was always reminded of a fish; but she was not utterly homely, and to-day she looked brisk and attractive. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It was, of course, of the very first importance that they should not be reminded of the existence of this paper otherwise they would naturally destroy it without delay. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Edith Wharton The lower part of his face was singularly ravaged; only the eyes, those quiet ironic grey eyes, and the white forehead above them, reminded her of what he had been seven years before. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

George Gilfillan The unfortunate little man! One is reminded of Gulliver’s accident in the Brobdignagian cream-pot. Life of Alexander Pope by George Gilfillan

Wilkie Collins The development of the fever, he reminded me, might lead to consequences dangerous to me and to my household. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope He could ill bear to be reminded either of his pride or of his diffidence. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence And when she reminded him of her presence, with her —“Hello, father!”— he merely glanced hurriedly at her, as if vexed with her interruption, and said: “Well, Alvina, you’re back. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Otherwise he might have reminded her with more force and particularity of their former relations; and playing like that he might have won, but he would rather have lost. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

He reminded himself that no more for him was the foolish dream of worldly glory. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

T. E. Lawrence Last of all I reminded Clayton, relevantly, that the Sirdar had telegraphed to London for certain regular officers competent to direct the Arab war. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It reminded her of Mr. Longcluse’s visit on the night of the funeral. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

John Morley He reminded them that England only consented to leave to the Irish in two or three instances the use of the natural faculties which God had given them. Burke by John Morley [1879]

I guess it kept him reminded about his graft whenever he saw the siren voice of the boodler tip him the wink with a bribe in its hand. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

G. K. Chesterton He was not so much the philosopher as the man of the world: he reminded us that Europe was a society while Ruskin was treating it as a picture gallery. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Henry Fielding I reminded her how much more bitter a farewel would be on a death-bed, when we never could meet, in this world at least, again. Amelia by Henry Fielding

D. H. Lawrence It made her furious that he reminded her. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis The Jolly Seventeen were delighted at Carol’s desertion by the loyal Oscarina. They reminded her that she had said, “I don’t have any trouble with maids; see how Oscarina stays on. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott Lastly, I reminded him, in firm though measured terms, that the restraint which I sustained was an illegal one, and highly punishable by the laws which protect the liberties of the subject. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Anthony Trollope Cousin George, also smiling, reminded his friend of the two thousand pounds paid to him only a few months since. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ford Madox Ford Mr. Carter certainly had not heard her years ago when she had reminded him that she was his master’s daughter. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

The Dissenter from the national church, whether in England or in France, is reminded by his own distinguishing religious opinions of the historic struggles through which those opinions have travelled. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Henry Handel Richardson Besides, I think she reminded him too much of her dear mother. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence Dawes, who mended very slowly and seemed very feeble, seemed to leave himself in the hands of Morel. In the beginning of November Clara reminded Paul that it was her birthday. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens I reminded him of the false hopes into which I had lapsed, the length of time they had lasted, and the discovery I had made: and I hinted at the danger that weighed upon my spirits. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

What the scene reminded me of, of course, was the reeking, pain-filled hospitals of the nineteenth century, which I had never seen but of which I had a traditional knowledge. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Edith Wharton Why, when Scopy was little,” Terry reminded them, “she lived in a house where there wasn’t any telephone. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Wilkie Collins No, I won’t be reminded of it. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Wilkie Collins He reminded me of this directly. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Leon Trotsky When the German high command gave notice of the expiration of the truce, Lenin reminded me of our agreement. My Life by Leon Trotsky

John Galsworthy He reminded James, as he said afterwards, of a hungry cat. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Jack London And I remember that the sounds they made reminded me of the squealing of pigs under the knife of the butcher, and I was struck with horror at the vividness of the analogy. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Edith Wharton Oh, yes — when I reminded him that he’d solemnly promised to come back with me and have a little talk he said he couldn’t because he was going home. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

He reminded the world how often men affect high animal spirits at the very moment of meditating suicide. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Theodore Dreiser It seemed to him he remembered having already met Mrs. Brandon, as the lady styled herself, and she reminded him where. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Willa Cather The sunlight on the floor, the bunches of fresh flowers, the white window curtains stirring in the breeze, reminded Claude of something, but he could not remember what. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Wilkie Collins Sometimes it modulated into tones which reminded me of the severer harmonies of the old Gregorian chants. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

It is well to be reminded that Gandhi started out with the normal ambitions of a young Indian student and only adopted his extremist opinions by degrees and, in some cases, rather unwillingly. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins It reminded him, you see, of his favourite roses, and, as HE whistled it, it was the most melancholy tune going. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Oscar Wilde When the waiter brought us our coffee and cigarettes I reminded Gerald of his promise. The Sphinx Without a Secret by Oscar Wilde

He reminded them that Russia had given way in Bulgaria, where the British point of view had prevailed, and that they must not expect her to submit to a second diplomatic defeat. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Elizabeth Von Arnim But there is no smell in a camellia, as Mr. Wilkins, who was standing in the doorway on the look-out for her and knew what was necessary in horticulture, reminded her. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Arthur Machen In some way the gusts of wind and the beating rain of the night reminded him of an old house that had often attracted him with a strange indefinable curiosity. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Benjamin Disraeli In vain Lord Fitz-pompey pumped; the empty bucket invariably reminded him of his lost labour. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Kate Chopin She reminded him of some beautiful, sleek animal waking up in the sun. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

It reminded her of some one she had known long ago. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

James Joyce Another little interesting point, the amours of whores and chummies, to put it in common parlance, reminded him Irish soldiers had as often fought for England as against her, more so, in fact. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Henry James I was a thousand miles from taking tea with my hostesses — that privilege of which, as I reminded Mrs. Prest, we both had had a vision. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I am tired of knowing nothing and being reminded of it all the time. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I am sure of it, and the proof is, that he reminded me of a circumstance which occurred in my youth, and which was known only to him and me. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The prologue to “Ruslan” reminded me of grandmother’s best stories, all wonderfully compressed into one, and several lines amazed me by their striking truth. In the World by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing He smiled, reminded of the rector of Winstoke. “Which is your favourite play?” asked Mr. Meres by way of greeting, taking it for granted that Kingcote would know to what author he referred. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Louisa May Alcott I used to call them my birds last summer, and Mother said they reminded her of me — busy, quaker-colored creatures, always near the shore, and always chirping that contented little song of theirs. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She reminded him of a person who had achieved success and found disappointment at the same moment. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their affectionate and gregarious ways reminded me at once of the habits of our Cambridge men, though I imputed to these English an advantage in their secure and polished manners. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Walter Scott Every object around me; as I passed them in succession, reminded me of old days, and at the same time formed the strongest contrast with them possible. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Arthur Conan Doyle My mother had said once that they reminded her of the legs of a woodlouse, and I saw at the first glance what she meant. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Olaf Stapledon Urgently he reminded himself that after all there was no point in feeling guilty, since morality was a mere superstition. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins The mid-day idler, lounging along Smeary Street, is often sweetly reminded of his own luncheon by meeting mine. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Gissing They talked long; only the lengthening and deepening shadow of the trees reminded them at length that hours had passed whilst they sat here. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The steady radiance of the lamp in West’s own room reminded him presently of his unfinished book. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Benjamin Disraeli He reminded them that the regulation by which they procured their bread was the aboriginal law of the island, under which they had all so greatly flourished. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Olaf Stapledon It reminded me of the relation between the performers in an orchestra, but an orchestra composed of persons wholly intent on the common task. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Edgar Rice Burroughs It reminded me of an early June day in the Maine woods. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Virginia Woolf She was willful; she was commanding (of course, Lily reminded herself, I am thinking of her relations with women, and I am much younger, an insignificant person, living off the Brompton Road). To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Ford Madox Ford The whole affair reminded her of herself in her relationship to the ordinary women of the barnyard . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. G. Wells And in this reach, too, one first meets the seagulls and is reminded of the sea. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

An imposing array of official force barred his departure, and he was sternly reminded of the stringent law which forbids the exportation of Italian works of art. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Once he insisted upon destroying some mauve toadstools because he said they reminded him of a Rackham illustration and he suspected fairies of dancing round them. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Robert Louis Stevenson He reminded Catriona of an errand, and bid her attend to it. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

It reminded me of Wynbring more than any other place I have seen. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

E. Phillips Oppenheim He stepped into a smoothly running lift and was led into a suite of rooms which reminded him very much of the Ritz. The hotel clerk, with one eye upon Alexis, lingered near the door. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Wilkie Collins This done, I reminded my audience of the date on the inscription in the churchyard (the 25th), and confirmed its correctness by producing the certificate of death. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He reminded them of their obligations to him, and that their interests were identical with his own. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Wilkie Collins He reminded me of the discouraging view which the Doctor had taken of the prospect before him. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Willa Cather He reminded me about how we used to talk of getting big money from the Government. I admitted I’d hoped we’d be paid for our work, and maybe get a bonus of some kind, for our discovery. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Virginia Woolf Those who had been to Greece always said it reminded them of a temple. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Rudyard Kipling It reminded him of the drummer-boys and the barrack-sweepers at Umballa in the terrible time of his first schooling. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Henry Handel Richardson Then this faded, and she looked at him with eyes that reminded him of an untamed animal, or of a startled child. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Walter Scott This instantly recalled him to a sense of their situation: a glance at his daughter reminded him of the necessity of procuring her assistance. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Maria Edgeworth Mrs. Collingwood reminded her of her promise to write. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

He reminded himself now that such a simplicity was unlikely; explanations did not lucidly arise from mere accidents and present themselves as all but an ordered whole. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He is a very amiable man, that purser, but he has already reminded me twice that I owe him twenty-three pound ten. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Sigmund Freud I know now — and this is what you do not want to be reminded of — that you did fancy that Herr K.’s proposals were serious, and that he would not leave off until you had married him. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Edith Wharton Ah, how old she must have grown, that she should feel the cold at such a moment! It reminded her of what the future held for her: neuralgia, rheumatism, stiffness, accumulating infirmities. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

It reminded one of that king in the old fairy tale who “laughed with one side of his face and smiled with the other. Serapion by Francis Stevens

The post-boy reminded the young lady, as she came to the chaise-door, that she might as well gratify him, there and then, with the two pounds which she had promised. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins Quite useless! He refused to leave me; he reminded me of his unmerited sufferings, poor fellow, in the past time. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

It reminded him of his age and his haggard face again, so that he turned a little more away from her. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope But Bagwax felt that the boisterous ocean might be unpropitious to the delights of a honeymoon; and Mr. Curlydown reminded his daughter of all the furniture which would thus be lost. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

But, of course, if you can’t trust yourself to be true without being continually reminded that Mr. Halliday exists, there is no more to be said. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins I entreated her to consider her own position I reminded her that she would be exposing herself to the most odious misconstruction of her motives. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

There was something elusive about each one of them which reminded me of Yaakov. Sometimes there would climb into the shop a miserable-looking figure in a chapan7 put on over a short, fur-coat. In the World by Maksim Gorky

He reminded them that he was going to fight their battles against their ancient enemies. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

They reminded me in their personal appearance of the cannibals of the outer shore. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Virginia Woolf Here we are made to pause and think about it; and are reminded that Shakespeare wrote for the body and for the mind simultaneously. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Kate Chopin And then there was scarcely a day which followed that she did not see him or was not reminded of him. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Arthur Machen It was upright, and the letters were curiously contorted, with an affectation of dashes and backward curves which really reminded me of an Oriental manuscript, though it was all perfectly legible. The Red Hand by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence Sapphires reminded me of your eyes — and isn’t it ‘Blue that kept the faith’? I remember something about it. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell I see he does not like to be reminded of that, even by seeing me. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Gissing She had made her father’s life even more unhappy than it need have been, and to be reminded of that only drove her more resolutely upon the recklessness which would complete her ingratitude. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Pu Songling But he could not cease to think of her whom he no longer saw; his heart beat as if to burst, when in the street he perceived the silhouette of a woman which reminded him of his friend. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Charles Dickens That part of the subject (I reminded her) involved matters which could form no part of my explanation, for they were the weighty secrets of another. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Jane Austen When coffee was over, Colonel Fitzwilliam reminded Elizabeth of having promised to play to him; and she sat down directly to the instrument. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

He reminded Jaikie of a don of his acquaintance in whom a bonfire in the quad induced a nervous crisis. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

H. G. Wells It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Wilkie Collins Without stopping to explain myself, I reminded him that the cottage was quiet again, and told him to wait my return. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Nay, thou dost wonder and they jest! and when they are reminded they will not remember; and when they see a sign they make a jest thereof, 15 and say, ‘This is naught but obvious sorcery. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Virginia Woolf The fact remained that she had no need of him and was very loath to be reminded of him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

It reminded her of Walberswick. Now why Walberswick? The wary freckled countenance of Miss Rouse had nothing in common with that formidable grande dame who was Lucy’s aunt. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

A man of spirit is not to be reminded of such services. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. Phillips Oppenheim It seemed a strange place to be reminded of her loneliness. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The reader ought to be reminded that Joanna d’Arc was subjected to an unusually unfair trial of opinion. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

Henry Handel Richardson When, reminded that Hempel was absent, he whipped out to answer it, he carried the volume with him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence He reminded her of an apparition, the young Hermes. ‘But why did you come to me?’ she persisted. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Benjamin Disraeli He remonstrated, and they smiled: he reminded them of private friendship, and they answered him with political expediency. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Charles Dickens A well-timed action, as it happened; for finding the letter in one of them, and being by that means reminded of his charge, he fell, mechanically, into his usual trot, and trotted off. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Rudyard Kipling They wore unEnglish leggings and curious girt-in belts that reminded him hazily of the pictures in a book in St Xavier’s library “The Adventures of a Young Naturalist in Mexico” was its name. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

John Galsworthy Her neighbours on the right reminded her of the nursery rhyme: ‘The butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Sigmund Freud Source: During the day my wife has reminded me that I still owe her 20 florins of her weekly allowance. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Ford Madox Ford Tietjens had not wanted to be reminded of his wife’s second cousin, because he had not wanted to be reminded of his wife. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

G. K. Chesterton He treasured up trivial and yet insane details that had once reminded him of the awful subconscious reality. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

George Meredith He heard the wild scudding voice imperfectly: it reminded him of a string of winter geese changeing waters. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. Rider Haggard It reminded me of the deep sea, that even on the bluest days never loses its visible stamp of power, and in its murmuring sleep is yet instinct with the spirit of the storm. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells Absurdly enough, Benham and his dream of high aristocracy reminded White of that. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Rudyard Kipling I reminded him again that I didn’t want his theories. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

And the air he had! Court of Saint James, Chauncy Olcott, Kentucky colonels, Count of Monte Cristo, grand opera—all these things he reminded you of when he was doing the honours. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is you who reminded me of them, for this old home of mine is still united, by personal vibrations of which your science knows nothing, to the man who built and loved it. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

John Galsworthy No connection between posteriors and posterity! No, by George! Thus reminded of posterity, it occurred to him rather suddenly that his son’s wife showed no signs as yet. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Henry James This reminded me how I had observed at a particular moment — after Corvick’s death — the drop of her desire to see him face to face. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Henry James It was because she cared only for cousins that I unlearnt the way to her house, which she had once reminded me was one of the few paths of gentility I could hope to tread. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Jack London They reminded him of children gathered about a spread table and awaiting permission to begin to eat. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

His brain properly reminded him that it meant nothing of the sort. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mrs. Lawrence reminded him vaguely of Beatrice, not in temperament, but in her perfect grace and dignity. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Olaf Stapledon She reminded him of a marmoset. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett Edwin, while the name of Shushions reminded him of moments when he had most intensely lived, was disposed to regard the case of Mr Shushions philosophically. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

He reminded Dan of this when the young man jumped up with an exclamation at his sudden entrance. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Benjamin Disraeli I shall, perhaps, be reminded of the ancient republics. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Wilkie Collins He reminded me piteously of bygone days: “You used to be a kind-hearted man. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Henry James When he had first come to Rome she believed the link that united them to be completely snapped; but little by little she had been reminded that it had yet a palpable existence. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Meredith Dorothy Beltham reminded him that Prayers had not been read. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The untidy bookshelf reminded me of the logbook, and when Davies had retired with the crockery to the forecastle, I pulled the ledger down and turned over the leaves. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Oscar Wilde It reminded her of a bad rehearsal. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Willa Cather But after she met Bartley she pretended to like it, and said it was a good thing to be reminded that there were things going on in the world. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson His brain refused its work were others present Which reminded him, there was something he had been going to think over on this very drive: something vital, important. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis She reminded herself that she was actually at the dramatic moment of the bride’s home-coming. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Harvey was speaking; he reminded her of the necessity of taking food. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry James I reminded her that in the scene I was doing she had to look over someone’s head. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Ford Madox Ford He hated to be reminded of that day. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Ann Radcliffe The Inquisitor reminded him, by a look, not to be mistaken, that he was absolute here; but Vivaldi still hesitated. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

She had remembered it each night as Innes came to her room after the “bedroom” bell, and while the small noises next-door reminded her of the girl’s existence. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf Rachel in particular looked so young — what could she know of life? She became restless, and getting up, crossed over to sit beside Rachel. She reminded her that she had promised to join her club. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Wilkie Collins In face and figure, he reminded me a little of the portrait of my father at Combe-Raven — I mean the portrait in the dining-room, of my father when he was a young man. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

He did not recognise it at once but it reminded him of someone and he paused to look at it. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Benjamin Disraeli It reminded her of the preciousness of the present morning. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Then he reminded himself that, after all, Mrs. Kemp was really ill: the whole village watched with interest the daily visit to the Grange of the Halnakeham doctor. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Henry James She felt happier when he was in the room; there was something reassuring in his approach; the sound of his voice reminded her of the beneficence of nature. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arnold Bennett He could detect the odour of her kid gloves; it was a peculiar odour that never escaped him, and it reminded him inevitably of his mother’s funeral. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

George Gissing On the contrary, I did my best to keep him reminded of how young he was, and how inexperienced. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

John Galsworthy Her face had a square grim look that reminded him of her old Aunt Ann. Underneath all her fashionableness she’d borne a lot — she had, when you came to think of it. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Henry James It reminded me a good deal of the country round San Pablo — if it hadn’t been for the temples. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Sinclair Lewis He felt suddenly old; he was twenty-four now, he reminded himself, and a schoolboy, his real work not even begun. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

She was a charming woman, and quite as intelligent as she had any need to be, but somehow she always reminded me of an English cook’s idea of a Madras curry. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

He was a fat-faced, jovial-looking man, and somehow reminded me of Waller. I looked round. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Rudyard Kipling Perhaps Villamarti reminded him of some boy with whom he had practised at home. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson He asked me why I had not been to see him? I reminded him a law had been made, and told him I was not a small boy to go and ask leave of the consuls, and perhaps be refused. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Joseph Furphy When I saw you coming, it reminded me of one time I got snapped by Barefooted Bob, on Wo–Winya, while M’Gregor owned the station. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Wilkie Collins The sooner I made my inquiries (I reminded her) the more speedily our present doubts and difficulties would be resolved. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Wilkie Collins He reminded me that I had exerted myself to leave my bedchamber for my arm-chair in the next room, and that a little additional resolution would enable me to follow his advice. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I suppose he never looks at it without being reminded that he didn’t marry Miss Farnham, and I hope that he remembers that he owes it to Miss Farnham’s mother. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

He reminded himself of that eagerly; he congratulated himself upon his constant moderation. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Guy de Maupassan They stir remembrances that were so delightful and that are now past forever, and one is reminded of persons whom one had forgotten and recalls once more. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

I told Tod; also, what he had said about the fellow he suspected at school; but Tod only curled his lip, and quietly reminded me that I should never be anything but a muff. Sanker’s Visit by Ellen Wood [1868]

Anthony Trollope One is reminded by it of the impotency of a reckless heir to bring to absolute ruin the princely property of a great nobleman brought together by the skill of many careful progenitors. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

To Peter the message was like a breeze to dispel the fog of his discontents, since it reminded him of the high road on which his feet were set. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The Judge reminded her, and rather ungently, that such an errand was for a servant to perform. The Long Chamber by Olivia Howard Dunbar

The sisters involuntarily dropt their work from time to time, and their mother gently reminded them of the necessity of renewing it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

It reminded me of Colonsay, a low, green place cradled deep in the sea, where one would live as in a ship with the sound of waves always in one’s ear. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Guy de Maupassan I looked at this animal whose long yellow hair reminded me of a straw heap, and the beggar, embarrassed by my gaze, stopped laughing, turned his head aside, and wanted to get away. The Son by Guy de Maupassan

G. K. Chesterton Then he reminded himself how many nameless noises can be heard by the wakeful during the most ordinary night, and shrugging his shoulders, went wearily to bed. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Elizabeth Gaskell She said it reminded her of the city and of merchants’ wives, over-rich, over-heavy in its perfume. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Jules Verne The watch, with his long pole on his shoulder, reminded one of an encampment of Tartar horsemen. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

I am reminded here to mention that in none of my travels in these western wilds have I found any places of sepulture of any kind. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The jet of the fountain played in the moonlight, and the musical splash of falling drops reminded me of the tinkle of chained mail in Hawberk’s shop. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Elizabeth Von Arnim Always, too, when she ate it she was reminded of Mr. Fisher. He had during their married life behaved very much like maccaroni. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

She made an effort and reminded herself that this was Mr. Lee speaking — and it was a gloomy conversation: not so much gloomy as horrid. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Guy de Maupassant For at the entrance of the little forest of Champioux they had found a spot which reminded them of home, and they did not feel happy anywhere else. Two Little Soldiers (Petit Soldat) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Henry David Thoreau A townsman told me that when he met him sauntering through the village in his small close-fitting cap, and whistling to himself, he reminded him of a prince in disguise. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Their presentation to the ladies reminded Alison of the Oath of the Tennis Court or some other high and disposed piece of history, and she with difficulty preserved her gravity. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

It reminded me of some one I knew a long time ago, and was rather interesting to me on that account. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

He drank his health, but said he reminded him of a wart-hog, and thereby scarified the lieutenant’s soul. Greenmantle by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence Now, everything irritated him: the two sallows, one all gold and perfume and murmur, one silver-green and bristly, reminded him, that here he had taught her about pollination. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence