Phrases with "repeated"

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Ellmother repeated what she had heard, in spite of herself. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

His name is May.” “May!” repeated the hostess, thoughtfully. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Rohan repeated his sneering question, and ‘the Chevalier has had his answer’ was Voltaire’s reply. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Wilkie Collins She started and turned pale, when Ambrose repeated to her what Silas had said to him. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Anna Katherine Green With a rapid glance into the faces about him, ending in one of deep compassion directed toward herself, he repeated his question. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Guy de Maupassan During dinner he repeated the words to himself; as he interpreted them, they meant, “I yield — I am yours where and when you will. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Jane Austen My visits to Mrs. Smith are never repeated within the twelvemonth. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

William Cowper It is the constant revolution, stale And tasteless, of the same repeated joys That palls and satiates, and makes languid life A pedlar’s pack that bows the bearer down. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Bram Stoker At the end of that time, however, under the renewed pressure of need Bently repeated her demand. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

George Meredith He repeated it, and to the same deadness. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell They repeated his speech, all three speaking at once, with many comments; while Mary looked at them and then at the vessel far away. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

I only came to ask—” “To ask!” repeated Charles, who had got up as she was standing, and came and stood near her. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Walter Scott Farquharson was brought in evidence to prove that the preceding witness, MacPherson, had called him to the burial of the bones, and told him the same story which he repeated in court. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

I cannot,” repeated Lavinia. “I begin to foresee that I might—might die of it. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Anthony Trollope You understand that; do you not?’ When she did not answer him at once, he repeated the question. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The lady yet more angrily repeated her question. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

H. G. Wells I repeated my suggestion of getting back to my bungalow, and this time he understood. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Mrs. Gaskell Now, what colour are ash-buds in March?” Is the man going mad? thought I. He is very like Don Quixote. “What colour are they, I say?” repeated he vehemently. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

But Thomas, being recalled, repeated his assertion that not only the back-door, but all the lower windows of the house, had been found by him securely locked and bolted at six o’clock that morning. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens Bear that in mind, will you?” repeated Mr. Jaggers, shutting his eyes and nodding his head at Joe, as if he were forgiving him something. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Ellis always invented scandals about anyone with whom he had quarrelled — scandals which grew, by repeated embroideries, into a species of saga. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Algernon Blackwood But the next morning Joan repeated the story with additional and convincing detail. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Fanny Fern Day after day chronicled only repeated failures, and now, notwithstanding she had reduced their already meagre fare, her purse was nearly empty. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

She repeated the words between little gasps for breath. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

H. G. Wells People had found out all the best things to eat long before the Last Age of Confusion.” “It’s too real to be real,” Mr. Barnstaple repeated to himself. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

He repeated them several times. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Caroline Lamb Is he arrived?—have you seen him?—do you like him?—were repeated on all sides. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope Whom else has he got?’ All this Mrs Finn repeated to the Duke as closely as she could, and then of course the father was obliged to speak to his daughter. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Henry James His host, however, at this, but continued to stand agaze; and he had the next thing repeated his question of a moment before. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He repeated the end of his sentence, and forgot what he was going to say; and Miss Charity said, “Well? go on; I want so much to hear the end;” and looking up she thought he looked a little pale. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Washington Irving He whistled after him and shouted his name, but all in vain; the echoes repeated his whistle and shout, but no dog was to be seen. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

H. G. Wells Amidst the applause a small blonde youth turned round with every appearance of extreme caution, repeated the delightful invention carefully to Mr. Parham, and then forgot him again instantly. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Jane Austen Elinor repeated the particulars of it, as she had given them to John; and their effect on Robert, though very different, was not less striking than it had been on HIM. He laughed most immoderately. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Virginia Woolf Door after door, window after window, repeated the same pattern. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

She got into the coupé and told the driver to go to the Ritz.” “What!” gasped Recklow. “She’s gone to the Ritz,” repeated the agent. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Olaf Stapledon She therefore hoped that this happy issue would be repeated whenever the impulse for suicide recurred. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Mrs. Lapham repeated their name. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Henry Handel Richardson With his eyes fixed on it, he repeated what Krafft had told him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Benjamin Disraeli The sun had set; and, immediately, my host and his companions performed their ablutions in the fountain; and kneeling towards Mecca, repeated their accustomed prayers. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Anthony Trollope She repeated this for the third time before she was summoned in by a low hoarse voice, and then on entering she saw Mr Crawley standing by the bedside with a book in his hand. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope This was all he saw of her, and the words which have been repeated were all that were spoken. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne I repeated my question in a more challenging tone. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Algernon Blackwood But his only reply was a smile, while he repeated the name himself, adding your own after it: ‘Mason Fillery, Mason Fillery,’ he would say, smiling with quiet happiness. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells They repeated many of the things they had said on the previous day, and towards evening they found another flower, a harebell. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

The knocking was repeated more loudly and impatiently than before. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Did I fail? Tell me — what have I done?” Carried away by his feelings he took his head in both his hands and repeated wildly: “What have I done? . Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She repeated it, and he responded with a bewildered and incoherent grunt. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

He repeated the description and she said: “A saint! How quaint! And how inappropriate! — And yet, in a big undertaking like a crime, I suppose you’d want some one’s blessing on it. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Ann Radcliffe O! giorno felice! O! giorno felice!” repeated Paulo, as he bounded forward to mingle in the dance, and “O! giorno felice!” was again shouted in chorus by his joyful companions. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Jules Verne A roaring echo had repeated after him and again repeated the cry which escaped from every mouth: “Innocent! Innocent!” Then complete silence fell on all. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

George Meredith Her message of love thrice underlined the repeated word. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Jack London Wolf Larsen repeated his manoeuvre, holding off and then rounding up to windward and drifting down upon it. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Anthony Trollope And Alexandrina also was angry when Lady Julia repeated the same tidings in her hearing “I really don’t think we care very much about it, Lady Julia,” said she, with a little toss of her head. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

I wanted to read my favorite passages, my favorite poems to them; I am afraid I often did read, when they would rather have been talking; in the case of the poems I did worse, I repeated them. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Leon Trotsky This does not mean that I repeated his words and gestures a bit late, but that I learned from him to arrive independently at the same decision. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins She repeated his words to me; she said I ought to know all that his goodness and generosity had done for both of us. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry Handel Richardson Furst perspired with anxiety, and made repeated journeys to the stair-head, to see if Schilsky were not coming. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

E. F. Benson Then over whisky and soda and the repeated “last cigarette,” it veered back via the Zantzigs to thought transference and the transference of emotion. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

Virginia Woolf The blow was repeated a dozen times on forehead and cheek. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Laputa’s great voice rang out in some order which was repeated down the column, and the wide flanks of the force converged on the narrow cart-track which entered the water. Prester John by John Buchan

She was preparing an order for Havannah.’ ‘I thought I told you I repeated the conversation incorrectly. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

It is a holy mission!” “A holy mission!” repeated the priest, as he turned to leave the room. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Andrew Lang The report awoke the sleeping echoes, and was repeated all through the forest, but the figure smiled still, and went on advancing. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He repeated over and over again the same thoughts, the same images and characteristic sayings. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

H. G. Wells Here, on an ampler scale, the experience of the first Experimental Farm had been repeated time and again. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Willa Cather Niel repeated this conversation to his uncle. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

H. G. Wells No!” Then a long interval, and he repeated this. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

D. H. Lawrence He wanted to say “Friday then?” “Yes, I’d rather you went Thursday,” repeated Lilly. “But Rawdon —!” broke in Tanny, who was suffering. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Lady Kent, who was greatly struck with the girl, and foresaw congenial excitement in a plan which her native kindness made agreeable, repeated her proposal in serious form. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope Caroline did not answer him immediately; and then he repeated his words. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Then, much more thee! Or, if not, thou strange and elfish child, whence didst thou come?” “Tell me! Tell me!” repeated Pearl, no longer seriously, but laughing and capering about the floor. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Jules Verne Hearing Hope’s repeated [asertions] assertions that he had fetched the water from the lake, he turned pale and hurried to the lagoon. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

On the contrary, brothers and sisters have usually been crossed in each successive generation, in opposition to the constantly repeated admonition of every breeder. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Guy de Maupassant Twenty times he repeated this without success, and he might have continued all night had he not feared to exhaust his supply of vermin. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Willa Cather The next night, and the next, Alexander repeated this same foolish performance. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Yet she was no professed Christian.” “Laid in earth without one Christian prayer; with Hebrew rites; in a Hebrew sanctuary!” I repeated to myself. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

Walter Scott At length he sate upon the grass, and became sensible, by repeated exertion, that the only personal injury which he had sustained was the numbness arising from extreme cold. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

They repeated verses from the Bible, and stanzas of poetry, all very eagerly and prettily. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Is she within?” “Who, ma’am?” “Miss Hallijohn; Miss Joyce Hallijohn,” somewhat sharply repeated the lady, as if impatient of any delay. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Thomas Hardy She repeated the argument, and d’Urberville thoughtfully murmured the words after her. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

At other times he repeated my favourite poems, or drew me out into arguments, which he supported with great ingenuity. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

John Morley She wrote a tragedy; but the one favor which the repeated entreaties of years could never wring from Voltaire was that he would read it. Voltaire by John Morley

Rudyard Kipling In due time the cycle of treachery and terror is repeated in that village. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

George Meredith She repeated almost honestly her positive negative. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Mary Webb My little sister!’ he repeated aloud, as if some voice had contradicted him. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

John Galsworthy You — you wouldn’t take her away, I suppose?” “For you, Sir, I would do most things, but not that; no,” repeated Sir Lawrence, moving backwards, “not that. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Jane Austen Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity: “Miss Elizabeth Bennet.” “Miss Elizabeth Bennet!” repeated Miss Bingley. “I am all astonishment. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Henry Handel Richardson He coloured, stuttered, and felt mortally uncomfortable, as, for the third time, the waiter repeated his remark, with the utmost slowness. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton The Count repeated this to Tony’s custodian, but the latter shook his head and rattled off a sharp denial. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If not, we will go to Cagnes.” “In the bar at eleven o’clock,” Fawley repeated as he showed them out . The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope She repeated her wish that she might see him in London, and he said that of course he should come and call. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Wonderfully! “Did I?” he repeated bitterly. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Walter Scott The miserable Irishwoman, who hardly could speak the English language, repeated her Pater Noster and Ave Maria like a good Catholic; but there were some words which she had forgotten. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Laurence Sterne In my return back through the passage, I heard the same words repeated twice over; and, looking up, I saw it was a starling hung in a little cage. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Anthony Hope He lifted his hand and knocked on the door with his knuckles, first loudly, then very softly, the gentler stroke being repeated five times in rapid succession. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

That was right, wasn't it?” “Quite right,” repeated Peyrol. “Well, you go now into the shed. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Daniel Defoe These mutual assurances hardened us in the thing, and after this we repeated the crime as often as we pleased, till at length, as I had feared, so it came to pass, and I was indeed with child. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Guy de Maupassant He repeated for me the comment of this Frenchman as he went away, scared and terrified:— “I thought I had spent an hour with the devil. Beside a Dead Man (Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse) (Auprès d'un Mort) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Guy de Maupassan She repeated the same things over and over again, with hateful persistence. Mad by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Who could know it so well as he did? Had not those very words been spoken by him,—been repeated by him? Now she was as one stricken, where wounds could not be hidden. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

D. H. Lawrence It will take him away from temptation during the most dangerous years of his life — how old is he — nineteen?” “Twenty,” said Miss Louisa. “Twenty!” repeated the vicar. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Isabella Bird These repairs, an occasional pipe, and much sleep are the record of this man’s day till an hour before sunset, when the meal of the morning is repeated with the addition of some cheese. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Karl Philipp Moritz Much of this rigmarole story, which, like a parrot, he repeated mechanically, I could willingly have dispensed with. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Edith Wharton Anne repeated her question with insistence. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Ivan Turgenev And it was all Vassily.” I repeated to David all that I had overheard under the window of the eating-house. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Sir Walter Scott A second, third, and fourth time the signal was repeated fainter and fainter, as if at a greater and greater distance. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

H. G. Wells They went on talking in German. He repeated his question. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Henry James She repeated her declaration that she recognised the fallacy of her mother’s view of heroines impossibly virtuous and of the importance of her looking out for such tremendously proper people. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Anthony Trollope At the end of a rather lengthy speech, he repeated his question, and then sat down, taking his place with all that constitutional indignation, which becomes the parliamentary flagellator of the day. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

He repeated his own words bitterly —“The Honour of the Club.” “It’s a pretty club. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Thomas Hardy Mr. Grower repeated the words. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling They repeated their statements again and again. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Lecount repeated the direction to fix it in her memory, advanced two steps in the passage, and quietly laid her right hand on Magdalen’s arm. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Roger repeated the words “cracked tiles,” and presently they were in the hall again. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Edith Wharton Vance was still silent, and she repeated insistently: “We’re both free. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Charles Dickens Never!’ ‘I say,’ repeated Miss Brass, taking another pinch of snuff, ‘that he’s the thief. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Ford Madox Ford I repeated the instruction by letter, and I kept a copy of the letter, witnessed by my confidential maid. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Thomas Hardy While the two knights were wearing rather a crest-fallen appearance at her reprimand, the third, never far off, came upon the scene, and she repeated her caveat to him also. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

He repeated it to himself, over and over. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

John Galsworthy His original estimate of the cost of the house completed had been ten thousand pounds, and he had often blamed himself severely for allowing himself to be led into repeated excesses. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Then he repeated his speech: ‘There isn’t so ———— an infernal, mean, break-hearted a place as Ahalala — not nowhere; no, not nowhere. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Scandinavian harvests, the fields of Eden, the blind spinner — oh, it was maddening, for every time I repeated them the sense of having recently met with something similar grew stronger. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

D.H. Lawrence I don’t think I want to go, dear,’ repeated Louisa dejectedly. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson I repeated ‘Nothing,’ and made off. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

He said he was from Bali, and a Brahmin, which last statement he made good by refusing all food during his often repeated visits to Lakamba’s and Almayer’s houses. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

George Meredith She consulted with Cornelia, who said, “No; never do such a thing!” and subsequently, with a fainter firmness, repeated the negative monosyllable. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Henry James All the same, Nash added, it wouldn’t do for her to take possession of a nice life like Nick’s; and he repeated that for his part he would never allow it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

No repeated group of words would fit their rhythm and no scale could give them meaning. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Henry James Diable, diable, diable!” repeated M. de Bellegarde, reflectively; “she is very remarkable. The American by Henry James [1877]

Thomas Hardy Beneath this brim her hair was massed low upon her brow, the colour of the thick tresses being probably, from her complexion, repeated in the irises of her large, deep eyes. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Mrs. Piozzi, who often repeated by rote, what she did not understand, comes forward with Johnsonian periods. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Another sounds startled her, the melancholy siren of an approaching train, and almost simultaneously, a repeated call, thin now and far away. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

In what way could he possibly reconcile these difficulties? D’Artagnan took up Colbert’s remark, and determined to repeated it to the king. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Flory’s seditious opinions shocked him, but they also gave him a certain shuddering pleasure, such as a pious believer will take in hearing the Lord’s Prayer repeated backwards. Burmese Days by George Orwell

E. F. Benson How I wanted you to be there and make a sketch of the Thames: just the sort of view you do, so beautifully! Wonderful river, and I repeated to myself ‘Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

E. F. Benson And then there’s ‘L from L.’ And then there’s ‘Dead’ repeated twice. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

He repeated his question, and Flory looked up, and their eyes met. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Roger knew something; the voice that had discussed and lectured and gibed and repeated verse now cried its sworn loyalty: a schism was opening in civilization. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Sir Walter Scott Waverley repeated his question, to which his host answered in a proverb, — What sent the messengers to hell, Was asking what they knew full well. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Elizabeth Gaskell We knew, all the while, that the exposition was repeated to soothe his own impatience, and that the admonition to patience was what he felt that he himself was needing. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

E. F. Benson The rise in gold (and in consequence in gold mines) he thought had gone far enough and he repeated his suggestion that home-rails and silver merited attention. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

John Locke Constantly repeated ideas can scarce be lost. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Wilkie Collins Phoebe repeated the inquiry she had made at the tavern. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

James Hogg He assured me there was no danger; and again repeated that he warranted my life against the power of man. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Finding the tone inappropriate to the sentiment he repeated his command in the spaced and considered rhythm with which his old master, Doctor Dohmler, could cast significance on the tritest platitude. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Algernon Blackwood Our thoughts, then, already found each other! “Tell me who you are,” Julius repeated firmly. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

T. E. Lawrence However, the rubbing and anointing did make my animal more comfortable, and we repeated it as often as Farraj or Daud could find butter in our party. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Mark Twain He repeated it to everybody, discussed it, and read it from his notes. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Got her dinner in it! “Eating her dinner out of it,” he repeated in loud and bitter tones, and punched me hard in the ribs. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Wilkie Collins I repeated that I could not imagine why they had all changed towards me, or what wrong they thought I had done them. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Charles Dickens Hark! That’s a curious noise!’ ‘Noise!’ repeated Clemency. ‘A footstep outside. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Ann Radcliffe In a few moments the voice returned, she was now convinced she had not been deceived, for, though low, she heard it distinctly, and was almost sure it repeated her own name. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Virginia Woolf He repeated that too, but critically, as if he were actor and critic; he listened but he commented. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Andrew Lang After they had walked for a little, Hansel stood still and looked back at the house, and this maneuver he repeated again and again. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Dare repeated them over and over again in a paroxysm of overwhelming emotion which shook him from head to foot. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She repeated her son’s words without looking up at him. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Gaston Leroux At this moment repeated blows shook the veranda door. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

This knock she repeated three times over at intervals, each knock being louder than the last. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Why, even if I loved you —” her voice trembled a little here, and George Fairfax repeated the words after her, “Even if you loved me — I could never trust you. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H. G. Wells He repeated his ultimate judgment upon all these things, obstinately, slowly, and conclusively, his final saying upon the matter. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Sir Walter Scott After they had filled their glasses and drank them in silence, Richie repeated the question, whither his guest was going when they met so fortunately. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

George Meredith Crossjay repeated it, and laughed. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

She has received a bushel of good offers — a bushel of them,” repeated the justice, dashing his hand down on his knee, “and she says ‘No!’ to all. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Meredith Emilia repeated the orders outside. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Then, as the other had paused, he repeated in a blank tone — “An error of judgment . An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Wilkie Collins I repeated the words, like a good child learning its lesson. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Theodore Dreiser Hurstwood waited for a few moments, and then repeated the words. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling This method, though conclusive, was found to be wasteful, owing to the expense of repeated bye-elections. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Victor Hugo The phenomenon of the horizon being invaded by the rocks was thus repeated with the grand monotony of the abyss. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope This had of course been repeated to the countess, who had merely replied to it by a sisterly whisper, in which she sorrowfully intimated that some men were born brutes, and always would remain so. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen But as for the Llanddewi drawing-room: the walls were covered with a white paper, on which was repeated at regular intervals a diamond-shaped design in pale, yellowish buff. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

H. G. Wells At first my efforts met with a stare of surprise or inextinguishable laughter, but presently a fair-haired little creature seemed to grasp my intention and repeated a name. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Ann Radcliffe No answer was returned, and he repeated the call, but all was yet still as the grave. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Gaston Leroux Kiss me again!” repeated Matrena, drying her eyes. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Oscar Wilde He is Fact, occupied as Fact usually is, with trying to reproduce Fiction, and what we see in him is repeated on an extended scale throughout the whole of life. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

The parliament saw at once the impolicy and danger of such a system, and made repeated remonstrances to the regent. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Harriot had received repeated invitations from them, but could not be prevailed with to leave old Mrs Alworth, who had no other companion. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Anthony Trollope It was to her that Mrs Parker’s appeal had been made, and with a direct request from the poor woman that it should be repeated to her husband’s partner. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

I said so to Mr. Carlyle. “To Mr. Carlyle?” repeated Lady Isabel, hardly conscious that she did repeat it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

He admitted that he had himself been a diligent labourer in the field, and had only come to this conclusion after mature consideration and repeated fruitless experiments. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

D. H. Lawrence However, he sang softly, for fear of Clara. Edgar repeated the line in a clear tenor. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

A. E. W. Mason He wondered whether the oft repeated story was true, that criminals in English prisons went quietly and with dignity to the scaffold, because they had been drugged. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

F. Scott Fitzgerald This phrase appealed to him and he repeated it over and over. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It was remembered only in three places, at the Depot, at the Prefecture de Police, and at the Palais de Justice. M. Segmuller’s repeated efforts had proved as unsuccessful as Lecoq’s. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Athos repeated to him the same question he had asked the first person he met. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Henry Fielding Adams refused a long while; but the invitation was repeated with so much earnestness and courtesy, that at length he was forced to accept it. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Guy de Maupassant Every moment, the shop-keeper repeated his customer’s name, which was a celebrated one, in a voice like a trumpet. An Adventure in Paris (Une Aventure Parisienne) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

I act for Captain Lingard.” “Come back?” repeated Willems, passionately. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Andrew Lang After waking a second time and stating the matter again to my wife, she only repeated her request that I would compose myself and dismiss the subject from my mind. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Daniel Defoe This was the first time that he had been so free to call me ‘my dear’; then he repeated it, ‘Don’t be frighted; you shall see what it is all’; then he laid them all abroad. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

His repeated collisions with the Spaniards, or, it may be, his constitutional courage, left him inaccessible to the vulgar terrors of his countrymen. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Margaret Oliphant Something out of the Arabian Nights was being repeated before him. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Guy de Maupassan He repeated as he went: “I must be firm — very firm. Coward by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope And then Caldigate and the woman had lived together, and a distinct and repeated promise of marriage had been acknowledged. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

They came to her lips, and she repeated them in a low, steady voice. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Henry James It was to show you a difference that I repeated that thing as you repeat it, as you represent my doing it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Can it be that his incompetency lost the life of his patient, and that he knows it was so?” “Mrs. Halliday is now Mrs. Sheldon,” repeated the surgeon, in a feeble manner. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Edith Wharton She repeated the name slowly, two or three times, with her halting guttural pronunciation. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

George Gissing Now, say this after me: Mr. Abra’m Woodstock, Number—, St. John Street Road.” Ida repeated the address. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope Frank had also repeated his threat, that if Mary were not present, he would absent himself. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope