Phrases with "save"

Arthur Conan Doyle My daughter, gentlemen, is all that I have left to love, and it filled me with agony when I saw how powerless I was to save her from her ruin. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

He was able to save money, and before the year was out he had laid aside the first hundred pounds towards the extinction of his debt to his cousin. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Frances Hodgson Burnett But whatsoever happened—whatsoever he did he knew that if he was to save and hold his bliss to the end he could not tell her now. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Meredith But it was a fact also, that since the day of the fall (never, save in merest glimpses, before that day), he had taken to look behind him, as though an eye had been knocked in the back of his head. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

John Galsworthy Yes, they would save her, if it meant putting another ten years on to the conscription age, or taking the age limit off altogether. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

I found it hard, therefore, to impress them with its importance, especially as in trying to save Miss Calhoun I was necessarily more or less incoherent. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Benjamin Disraeli All is silent, save the light breath of morn waking the slumbering leaves. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

William Makepeace Thackeray It was the hour of the night when there be none stirring save churchyard ghosts — when all doors are closed except the gates of graves, and all eyes shut but the eyes of wicked men. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Andrew Lang What was her surprise when the animal said to her: ‘Take off my bridle and you will save my life. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

All time men heard Kriemhild mourn, so that none might comfort her heart nor mind, save Giselher alone; loyal he was and good. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

H. G. Wells I had extinguished the light again, lest it should fail me in the end; I was in darkness, save for the earthshine and the glitter of the stars below me. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Oliver Goldsmith It was therefore out of my power to give my son any assistance, either in attempting to save our goods, or preventing the flames spreading to our corn. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Olaf Stapledon From that horror we must not escape by means of the racial suicide which alone could save us; for our two supreme acts of piety are not yet accomplished. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Jeremy Bentham To save your life from a gang of robbers, you kill them in the conflict. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Henry Kingsley Lord save us, you look ten years older than you did this morning!” I tried to answer, but could not speak for drought. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins I promise to implore the divine blessing on me in the effort to save your poor guilty soul. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Margaret Oliphant No one came in—with none, save with his own thoughts, did Walter speak. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

G. K. Chesterton Lord Ivywood, the English Minister, was probably the handsomest man in England, save that he was almost colourless both in hair and complexion. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Gaston Leroux But, believe me, Monsieur Darzac, the only means to save Mademoiselle Stangerson and restore her to her reason, is to secure your acquittal. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Ford Madox Ford She offers to take charge of your two youngest as well, so you’ll save a maid, and I’ll pay their board and a bit over. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

For of all other beasts they have enclosed amongst them, save only the fox. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

The purple-throated cotinga has black wings and tail, and every other part a light and glossy blue, save the throat, which is purple. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

George Gissing His infatuation makes me rage and curse, but I am bent on trying to save his life. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing Thyrza gave her hand as she always did when taking leave of him, save that she could not meet his eyes. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Edith Wharton Marriage alone could save such a girl from starvation, unless she happened to run across an old lady who wanted her dogs exercised and her ‘Churchman’ read aloud to her. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Jane Austen To save herself from useless remonstrance, Mrs. Price never wrote to her family on the subject till actually married. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Ford Madox Ford See that you save up a deuced lot more against the next one. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Henry James She had been accustomed to expect people would suppose things, to save her questions and explanations. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson So I did the next worst, and said nothing, nor so much as looked once at my companion, save with the tail of my eye. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

As he says, he did it to save his mistress. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Francis Bacon Nay, I frankly declare that what I am introducing will be but little fitted for such purposes as these, since it cannot be brought down to common apprehension save by effects and works only. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Arthur Conan Doyle All representations from the British Government were set aside, save in the case of the higher officers. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Rudyard Kipling Now which of you is Hedgehog and which is Tortoise? because, to save my spots, I can’t tell. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

I got out and climbed on the top of the rock, but all was still save for the gentle lap of the tide and the croak of some night bird among the crags. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

I have had no other case of puerperal fever in my own practice for three years, save those above related, and I do not remember to have lost a patient before with this disease. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Anthony Trollope She would not even yet be a castaway if it might be possible to save herself! There were two things fixed for her,—fixed, even though by their certainty she must become a castaway. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

I am trying hard to save for you all the money that is left; I have only kept it to serve you better. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

I reasoned, save the mark, as a psychologist. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

And she saw with a certainty that nothing could shake, that he knew nothing, that he was only trying to save her from a petty annoyance. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

The prophet wants to save the souls of his people; Germany wants to rule the inanimate corpse of the world. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope She’ll save me from having to go to a cupboard for my bread and meat. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett But he could read nothing in it save her sadness, save that she had suffered. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

We’ve got at least six hours before us in which to do something, and if we want to save our lives we had better look sharp and decide what that something is to be. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Rations, reduced in December, were reduced again in February, and lanterns in the stalls were forbidden to save oil. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Sir Walter Scott If you have an answer to return within that space of time, I will receive it here, and earnestly entreat it may be such as to save the effusion of blood. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Ambrosio, I still love you: Our mutual guilt and danger have rendered you dearer to me than ever, and I would fain save you from impending destruction. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Robert Louis Stevenson But our own car was pure from admixture, save for one little boy of eight or nine who had the whooping-cough. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing For the present, however, his words were ignored, save in the Socialist body. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

To save her old age from it she had deposited her wages in the bank for the last twenty years, and also a little legacy from Mr. Hardie’s father. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

These save the trouble of picking out appropriate verbs and nouns, and at the same time pad each sentence with extra syllables which give it an appearance of symmetry. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Now of all the knights none was alive save the twain, Gunther and Hagen alone. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

I will do my best to save his life. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Mark Twain And ze time will be saveentirely save! Because zere is nothing to see now — it is too late. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The officers of the army, it is true, had no other music save the artillery of the Dutch forts; but it was enough for a great number, who found in this war honor, advancement, fortune — or death. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Anthony Trollope Though he had been careful to save money, he was not a greedy man, even for his children. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

M. R. James There seemed to be absolutely nothing material about it save the bedclothes of which it had made itself a body. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Daniel Defoe By seven o’clock they found themselves broadside of the Isle of Wight. “Here they consulted again what to do to save their lives. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

Arthur Conan Doyle Stand by me and we’ll save her, if I have to leave my carcass in Charlington Wood.” He ran distractedly, his pistol in his hand, towards a gap in the hedge. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was the only passenger who got out there, and there was no one upon the platform save a single sleepy porter with a lantern. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Jonathan Swif I dined with Mrs. Vanhomrigh, to save my shin, and then went on some business to the Secretary, and he was not at home. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Henry Kingsley I waited down there for a spring tide, to examine her, but could determine nothing, save that she was very old; whether Dutch or Spanish I know not. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle Why did you not talk the Duke fair? He is a gracious nobleman, and kind of heart, save when he is thwarted or angered. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Walter Scott I have often risked my blood to spill that of others, let me do so now in order to save human lives. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Brian of the Abbey, that Brian who would have given his life to save her this agony of humiliation, stood on the threshold of the window watching her. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I have sent for three of my friends, but who knows whether they were at home?” “Yes, yes! You are right,” cried the affrighted Mme. Bonacieux; “let us fly! Let us save ourselves. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. Phillips Oppenheim He even remembered tardily that he was prohibited, in the articles of partnership, from all dealings upon the Stock Exchange save for purposes of investment. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Gissing Of his sins she had the dimmest conception; she was told that they were sins of impurity, and her understanding of such could scarcely have been expressed save in the general language of her prayers. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Without such experience, indeed, we do not even know what marble means, in any sense, save as the white limestone of which we carve our mantelpieces. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

I won’t let Jim be walked off to Berrima without a flutter to save him. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Elizabeth Gaskell I would have laid down my own to save his. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Anthony Trollope To save a girl from wasting herself, and an heiress from wasting her property on such a scamp, was certainly the duty of the girl’s friends. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope His object had been to save his estate from the hands of those harpies, the money-lenders; and as far as he was concerned he would have saved it. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I knew more about Laputa than any man living save Henriques; I had my finger on the central pulse of the rebellion. Prester John by John Buchan

Arnold Bennett Sophia did not cease, during the greater part of the year 1871, to make a living and to save money. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I could see no footholds, save two frail pegs, and in the corner between the wall and the roof was a rough arch too wide for my body to jam itself in. Prester John by John Buchan

Willa Cather I’ll go any length to save this man. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Eliot But she was obstinate, suspecting the fact that death was at hand, and supposing that he wished merely to save her nerves. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

I was about to save the life of my friend — to restore a crack shot to society. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Leo Tolstoy This so frightened the ruler of that country that he willingly gave up half of his kingdom to save the other half. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

George Gissing To save his countenance, he assumed an unnatural grimness of feature, staring Franks resolutely in the face. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Andrew Lang And the wives answered boldly that now they had found their husbands they meant to save them from such a wicked witch. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft For a moment I saw nothing save a myriad of tiny dancing lights, far, far before me. He by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Andrew Lang It was the stone on which Bernez had carved the cross, and it was now a baptized stone, and had power to save him. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

When his honor sat in the kitchen in winter, to save a fire in his own room, he could never bear the talk of the old women that came in to light their pipes betimes, (from time to time). Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Then they saw that the roof was coming down again and had to run to save themselves; the ‘dataller’ was buried a second time. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Another lesyng is, for to save his lif or his catel. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

George Borrow In colour he was a bright chestnut, save his flowing mane and tail, which were almost black. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

H.P. Lovecraft They would rather leave things as they are to save bother. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Henry Kingsley I have seen what but a small moiety of the world, even in these days, has seen, and what, save in this generation, has never been seen before, and will, I think, never be seen again. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Theodore Dreiser Then, too, Cowperwood appeared as something more definite in her mind than he had been before, and to save herself she could not get him out of her consciousness. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

G. K. Chesterton I am to save the children from death, and I am not even certain that I should not be better dead. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing You wish to save yourself and the child from the hard life that seems to be before us. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

But how could there be such a world? What knowledge have we of anything, save through our own minds? All happenings are in the mind. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

In some places he could swim, in others he could barely save himself from drowning, in others again he could not force himself beneath the surface at all. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Margaret Oliphant Vincent went out again, but he could get admittance nowhere, save at the office of the police, where he went in desperation to ask the services of some one skilful in such inquiries. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

George Meredith Colonel! my old friend! You save my house and name if you do that. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Walter Scott We tasted not of the liquid, nor are we now sick, save that we languish for our freedom. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Rudyard Kipling The Black Smoke does not allow of much other business; and even though I am very little affected by it, as men go, I couldn’t do a day’s work now to save my life. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry James The wonder now lived again, lived in the recollection of what papa had said to Miss Overmore: “I’ve only to look at you to see you’re a person I can appeal to for help to save my daughter. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

His physical nature, which sometimes by its mere exhaustion postpones our more complete damnation, did not save him. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Willa Cather If anything is done to save it, it must be done through Lady Ellen Treffinger herself, that much is clear. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle Since I have promised to be frank, I may say that no one, save Barney Stockdale and Susan, his wife, have the least idea who their employer is. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

The first intimation of this other valley, which none of the party save Holloway really knew, was a deep-throated roar from the jungle immediately opposite. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Edith Wharton You saved my child once — do you suppose I can forget? But now it’s my turn — it’s I who must save her. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Bertie has done more than save Dora’s life; he has earned her affection. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Anthony Trollope Suppose that I did not save him, but that he brought me to shipwreck instead?” “That could not be!” “Could it not? I think it might be so very well. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

The breakfast proceeds in sombre silence, save that sometimes a parrot, and sometimes a canary bird, ventures to utter a timid note. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

The shrewd Bombay replied, to save me trouble, that so great a matter required more days of contemplation than I could afford to give. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Elizabeth Gaskell He was on the steps below; she saw that by the direction of a thousand angry eyes; but she could neither see nor hear any-thing save the savage satisfaction of the rolling angry murmur. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

H. Rider Haggard Nor did Swanhild lift a hand to save his life, for she desired that Koll should die, lest he should bear witness against her. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Benjamin Disraeli She could not have found her way to Warwick Street to save her life. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jonathan Swif My grate is very large; two bushels of coals in a week: but I save it in lodgings. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

I have a confession to make to you that will clear up everything about Captain Dane’s death and save an innocent man. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

John Lewis Burckhard At Berber he contrived to save the animal from the clutches of Mek Noureddyn; but Mek Hamze’s rapacity was of a more determined kind, and made him sorely repent of his bargain with me. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. Rider Haggard Nothing is left to me, Eric, save this fair body that thou didst scorn, and the dreams which I may gather from my hours of scanty sleep, and such shame as befalls a loveless bride. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Do you save me by luring it after you, or do I save you?” “O you save me, thank you,” Anthony said. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

To the servants she rarely spoke, save in the way of business. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Wilkie Collins You were weak enough, as I have heard, to try and save his life. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

You wish to save me pain, I see; but I am quite prepared for what you are going to say. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

There was no shelter; no water, save that they had brought with them; no food to revive their starving animals, save a few mouthfuls of corn and half a dozen handfuls of parched grass. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Walter Scott But as club-law pervaded the ancient system of Scandinavia, Meming had the humour of refusing to work for any customer save such as compelled him to it with force of arms. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

So far as could be ascertained Art, with a big “A,” was concerned with something which did not sell, save to a select circle. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Nathaniel Hawthorne Ye that have wronged me are not sinful, save in a kind of typical illusion; neither am I fiend-like, who have snatched a fiend’s office from his hands. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Anthony Hope The pair, tracker and tracked, met nobody, save here and there a police constable keeping a most unwilling beat. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

G. K. Chesterton At the worst, there was one thing that might save them yet. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Anthony Hope They did not think of eating or drinking; they did not move, save when James rose and lit a little fire of brushwood in the grate. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Rafael Sabatini Them, however, it left unmoved, save by greed and the sense of the need for urgent action. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Marie Corelli I know also that my father, the late Count, was apparently equally loyal to the Church — though really only so because it was too much trouble for him to think seriously about anything save hunting. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

D. H. Lawrence Each forgot everything save the hatred of the other and the battle between them. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins With Death close at my side, I think of my poor mother, and of all that she suffered and sacrificed to save me from the disgrace that I had deserved. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

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

Morgan Robertson I’ll save you your drugged Dutch courage for evidence. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Robert Louis Stevenson Lloyd has been under the weather, and goes for a month to the South Island of New Zealand for some skating, save the mark! I get all the skating I want among officials. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tobias Smolle He came in the very nick of time to save the life of the other errant, against whom three loaded muskets were actually levelled, at the very instant that our adventurer began his charge. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

God save you, that bought agein mankynde, And you amend. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

In emblematic gorgeousness hung the pictures of the four Seasons, buxom wenches all, save Winter, who was deformedly bodied forth in the likeness of an aged carle. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

George Meredith Believe me! believe me! I came here last night to save him. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

D. H. Lawrence Now grass was between the red bricks, and all the bleaching doors were shut, save perhaps two or three which were open for George’s horses. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Others make the sort of effort I have made, and give a part of their available energy to save the rest. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Theodore Dreiser He doesn’t appear to me to be workin’ any gamejust anxious to save himself and do the square thing by me — by us, if he can. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim The manager, who knew his history from a short cutting in a newspaper which had chronicled his arrival in London, was at his wits’ end to know how to save him. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Theodore Dreiser And this would save him a little money. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

What I want is some points which may save me needless expense, and which I’m prepared to pay for, money down. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Nellie Bly They claim the devil which inhabits all bodies leaves the body to save the property of the dead, and once they play him out he can never re-enter, so souls are saved. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Henry James Miss Tressilian inquired if he had found Mr. Sherringham with her; to which he replied that, save across the footlights, she had not been in touch with him. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Robert Louis Stevenson But there was no one in the street, save three lounging landscape painters at Tentaillon’s door. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

Men who are up against the real thing save their breath for action. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Charles Dickens He sent me to say would you come directly, and that he knowed all about Kit, and could save him yet, and prove his innocence. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Rudyard Kipling Of the deliberate and diffuse Federationist there remained no trace, save the binoculars and two damp whiskers. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

We see none standing by you, save Hildebrand alone. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

H. G. Wells I know those ideas; in my boyhood I read your Shelley and dreamt of Liberty. There is no liberty, save wisdom and self control. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Guy de Maupassant One goes in any direction one pleases, without any guide, save his fancy, without any counselor save his eyes. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

And in the street it is difficult to guess at a glance, save from the quality of her clothes, where she belongs. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Jules Verne These two young men, moreover, never had occasion to save each other’s lives, or to render any reciprocal service. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Nay, this struggling is childish,’ He continued, seeing her repell his caresses, and endeavour to escape from his grasp; ‘No aid is near: Neither heaven or earth shall save you from my embraces. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Elizabeth Von Arnim He, well aware that he had got to a highly critical moment in his wooing, felt that nothing but a brain-wave now would save him. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

H. G. Wells So, designing to cross the Great North Road, they went on towards Barnet, my brother leading the pony to save it as much as possible. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Andrew Lang The Book opens with the picture of Agamemnon, sleepless from anxiety, while the other chiefs, save Menelaus, are sleeping. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Mark Twain Children that were not smitten with the disease were imprisoned in their homes to save them from the infection. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Why, they’d kill me if I went out there; and that infernal wife of mine wouldn’t raise her little finger to save me. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Thus meditating, Philip, heated and dusty, walked into the smooth green enclosure of Hollywell. Everything, save the dancing clouds of insect youth which whirled in his face, was drooping in the heat. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

She hated Fell House and everyone in it save Francis. She knew that she had been wrong to go and look at Mrs. Monnasett, and more wrong still to touch her. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Miles Franklin This kindness was because the Caddagat orchard had been too infested with codlin moth for grannie to save any last season. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

George Meredith He won’t do much to save his Church. I knew another who had his aptitude for the classics, and he has mounted. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell But Mr. Gray did wear a little powder, enough to save him in my lady’s good opinion; but not enough to make her approve of him decidedly. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Margaret Oliphant If she did kill him,” cried the weeping landlady, “it was to save herself, poor dear. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Henry James They trembled and quivered; his eyes were fixed save that the pupil dilated and contracted with extraordinary force. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Sir Walter Scott No, I will not, to save being thought a fool, neglect the course she points out. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Mark Twain It was outrageous, and I knowed I ought to just up and tell him so; and so be his true friend, and let him quit the thing right where he was and save himself. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Hung with white silver-fringed drapery the hearse rolled on without a sound; nothing fell on the ear save the measured tread of the two white horses, deadened by the solid earthen roadway. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jules Verne But then the courage of these superstitious Scotchmen, which had failed before a fancied danger, returned in face of a real one, which they were ready to brave in order to save their fellow-creatures. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Benjamin Disraeli There is no sound, save the long-drawn breath of one on whose countenance is stamped infinite amazement. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Arthur Conan Doyle Many become idlers or take to drink, while others, after wasting time and money which they could ill afford, leave the college with nothing learned save vice. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Robert Louis Stevenson For (should I anyway stir in the business) I might fail indeed to save the Master, but I could not miss to make a byword of my lord. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Over his face a smile flowed, while he looked down on me: no temper, save his own, would have expressed by a smile the sort of agitation which now fevered him. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Olaf Stapledon Save me, save me! I’ll grant the shopgirls their rise of wages, though it’ll cut the profits to the bone. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Anatole France He gave preference to exile and took care to save his persecutors a crime, because he was a very honest man. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Dickson, in a new suit with a flower in his buttonhole, looks none the worse for his travels, save that there is still sticking-plaster on his deeply sunburnt brow. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Indeed, I should need all my reason if I meant to try to save myself. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

George Gissing Surely there needed but a little common-sense, a little decision, to save himself from this rushing current. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

John Galsworthy I’ll let the spring come!’ Though how the spring could serve him, save by adding to his ache, he could not tell. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

She had no cares, save those which were the consequence of what she considered her surely quite natural love of pretty clothes and pretty trifles. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

D. H. Lawrence No shelter, save near the kitchen and the engines, where there is a bit of warmth. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Henry David Thoreau Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Anthony Trollope But I do say this; he has not hurried you; and had you been able to do anything to save the place you might have done it. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

All was gloom and silence, save for a monotonous and suppressed murmur of one invisible worshipper in a pew near the altar, who varied his supplicatory mutterings with long-drawn sighs. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

I am here as your brother’s friend, here to save you. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle Behold the little nut, my friends, which I had to open with no crackers, save these two hands. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Jack London The Jews never approached anything directly, save backwards, when they were driven by compulsion. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Sir Walter Scott To save this good and brave man became the instant object of his most anxious exertions. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My town house—well, it doesn’t belong to me at all! I have twenty-six thousand pounds to pay you on Monday. To save my life, I could not raise twenty-six thousand farthings! So much for me. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Meredith It is a peculiarity of female diplomatists that they fear none save their own sex. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet that short distance was so impassable that, save for the more deadly fire, a quarter of a mile might have divided us. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle If I have not, there is no harm done, save that my breath and your time have been wasted. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope It was now his first duty to save the property. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James You’d do the high-toned thing by her: you’d say what a wretch you then were, and that she had had to save her life. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

George Gissing Emily had her eyes upon the ground, save when she looked rapidly ahead to measure the upward distance she had still to toil over. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Andrew Lang The grocer’s wife was so terrified that she took her gold earrings out of her ears and put them in her pocket in order to save something. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling For three months his men and mine guarded the valley, till all robbers and nightwalkers learned there was nothing to get from us save hard tack and a hanging. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]