Phrases with "scared"

The boat-shed was half full of scared gins and big-eyed piccaninnies, and thence towards the sand-spit sleepers were distributed at odd intervals, just above the limit of high tide. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

But I won’t pretend that I’m not considerable scared at the prospect. Greenmantle by John Buchan

An acrid smell of damp earth and of decaying leaves took him by the throat, and he drew back with a scared face, as if he had been touched by the breath of Death itself. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

He was tipsy, you know, when my la — when she came to the Castle; and I think he was so dazed and scared like by the fire that it all went out of his memory. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Scarcely (gentlemen, conceive his feelings of alarm), scarcely had he taken off his indescribables, when shrieks (to his experienced ear MATERNAL shrieks) scared the silence of surrounding night. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

He pouted in a scared way like a child. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

She had been roused and scared by the sounds which had alarmed the house, huddled on her clothes, and seeing Mrs. Tarnley’s figure cross the window, had followed in a tremor. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The old man looked up with a scared expression. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

The nurse wore a scared face; Deborah Preen, wringing her hands, burst out sobbing. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Daniel Defoe Some of them almost scared me out my wits but at last she sent me the joyful news that he was hanged, which was the best news to me that I had heard a great while. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

William Makepeace Thackeray You should have seen how I scared the fellows from her. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

H. G. Wells Will it be an American trotter?” “It will be the rawest, gauntest, ungainliest brute that ever scared the motor-bicycles on the Northampton Road. It will have the legs and stride of an ostrich. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Wilkie Collins Take it either way, it scared me out of my senses, and I’m not my own man again yet. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Algernon Blackwood That peasant in the boat saw people on the islands for the first time in his life,” he added, after a slight pause, “and it scared him, that’s all. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle I am quivering all over like a scared horse. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

You see, I never believed in the devil enough to be scared of him; but a man can make himself very unpleasant. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Sinclair Lewis Can’t tell — I might get scared of burglars. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The sky got cloudy, and the breeze turned cold and began to murmur and whistle in an odd, unnatural kind of way, while father, seeing how scared and puzzled I was, began to laugh. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Mark Twain Jim said he didn’t believe he could go any further — so scared he hadn’t hardly any strength left, he said. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

They were silent for a while, impressed, in spite of themselves, by the vivid presentment of Gourlay’s manhood on the day that had scared them all. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Guy de Maupassant The cows also seem to wake up in the barns, for we can hear them lowing; all the beasts are scared and moved before the aerial monster that is passing. The Trip of Le Horla (Le Voyage du Horla) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Susan heard it with a scared face: practical Miss Abigail sternly demanded upon what grounds he spoke. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Willa Cather I’m sorry if I’ve scared you all. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Henry James Vivid to me still, as floating across verandahs into the hot afternoon stillness, is the wail of her protest and her grief; I remember being scared and hushed by it and stealing away beyond its reach. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Mark Twain They couldn’t a been worse scared if the place had a been full of ghosts laying for them behind everything and under the beds and shivering through the air. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

George Meredith Well divined from day to day Is the swift speech between them twain; For when the bird is scared away, The captive bursts to song again. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

Sinclair Lewis I’ve been talking to Evan Brewster. We — your friends — we don’t think you should come out as a Negro, and we’re scared you’re up to something melodramatic. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James She resumed in a moment, at any rate: “What if HE should see him?” “Little Miles? That’s what he wants!” She looked immensely scared again. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Everyone that isn’t scared stiff of losing his job is scared stiff of war, or Fascism, or Communism, or something. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

In the mean time we were joined by Clara, whose pallid cheek and scared look shewed the deep impression grief had made on her young mind. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

They retreated, just the least bit scared by the flood of passionate speech which, turning on his pallet, he let out at them. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

Preoccupation, the whirl of my own temperate thoughts, scared silence, while as soon as the mental machine was stilled, the very trees became vocal. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H.G. Wells Little Madam’ll be scared out of her wits. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Rudyard Kipling The devil of it was that, left to himself, there was nothing he’d have liked better than this planting job; but the Voices ordering him to do it, scared the soul out of him. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

It was the falling river which had scared me on my former visit, and I marvelled that I had not heard it sooner. Prester John by John Buchan

Nathaniel Hawthorne The crafty nincompoop takes to his heels, scared with the idea that among a thousand such atoms of mortality her eye must have detected him. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Victor Hugo They still fish in some inlets for plaice and pilchards; but the scared salmon no longer ascend the Wey, between Michaelmas and Christmas, to spawn. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The result rather scared him, for he now looked a cross between a consumptive and a badly made-up actor. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling I never knew before what made Indian cattle so scared of Englishmen. We eat beef — a thing that no cattle-driver touches — and of course the cattle do not like it. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Presently the face became clear and he saw it very near to him — a scared white face with red-rimmed eyes. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

John Galsworthy Hubert’s position IS awkward, Mother.” “Yes; I’m scared about it, and I know your father is, though he’s not said much. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

That scared him, and he shifted his gaze to the board on the wall, and the clock. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

F. Scott Fitzgerald So now I know I’m a materialist and I was fraternizing with the hay when you came out and stood by the woods, scared to death. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The scared eyes of the people saw Mark Riddel, for whom soldiers were now beating the countryside, standing easy and arrogant before the pulpit, and those near him drew away their stools in panic. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

She had been scared stiff by Miles Allison, in spite of his patient quietness; evidently regarding anything in a wig and gown as hostile and a potential dispenser of penalties. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Rudyard Kipling The child, scared and indignant, yelled aloud. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Henry James The boyish joy was there an instant, and Pemberton was almost scared at the rush of gratitude and affection that broke through his first abasement. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle The porter was so scared that he was going to fetch me, but Godfrey stopped him, had a drink of water, and pulled himself together. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Rudyard Kipling They’d come up and look at the straits like a bull over a gate, but those nodding wreck-buoys scared them away. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

We were now scared in real earnest. Prester John by John Buchan

T. E. Lawrence My sudden return scared him, but a word explained the little drama which was being played at Rumm. After we had fed we took the necessary steps. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Radclyffe Hall Then the Master’s: ‘She’s got a fine seat, I’ll admit it — Violet’s a little bit scared on a horse, but I think she’ll get confidence later; I hope so. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

John Galsworthy There wasn’t a girl at my place that wasn’t scared of the boss. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Thomas Hughes Tom stooped down, and then cried out, scared out of his wits. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Henry James If you were scared about me three or four months ago, I don’t know what you would think to-day – if you knew! I have risked everything. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Daniel Defoe But to go on with my work, the Devil, I say, is not to be scared with maukins, nor does he employ his old instruments, but does much of his work himself without instruments. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

D.H. Lawrence But she was scared away, she did not answer, she went like a leaf in the wind. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Henry James Her companions were there, and she felt it to be remarkable how, in the presence of his agitation, his mere scared exposed nature, she suddenly ceased to mind. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

D. H. Lawrence Yet he was much too much scared of broaching any man, let alone one in a peaked cap, to dare to ask. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Miles Franklin Could I stand up to the fray? I had no more idea of what to do than a wild duck scared up from the reeds of its dam. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Andrew Lang Niels was startled and rather scared at first, but he comforted himself with the thought that the giants were a good way off, and that if they came nearer he could easily hide among the bushes. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

We were still discussing this important matter when Antoine, with a scared expression upon his face, an expression which even his long training could not conceal, entered the room. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

How? — why there’s a change, isn’t there?’ ‘As how, Sir?’ enquired Mrs. Sturk, with a scared look. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Radclyffe Hall She eyed her husband in a scared way; her conscience smote her, she had felt too tired to use proper economy last week. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins He seemed not so much sorry, as scared and dazed like, by what had happened. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

W. H. Hudson The traveller soon arrived, spurring his horse, scared at the light and snorting loudly, to within two yards of the door. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Edith Wharton She says the rooms are full of ghosts, and she’s scared of it. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Sinclair Lewis It was almost proven that this sinister pair had been coaxing innocent Corpos into De Verez’s house and performing upon them what a scared little Jewish stool pigeon called “ritual murders. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

William Dampier Captain Swan, seeing the blaze by us, cut his cables as we did, his bark did the like; so we kept under sail all the night, being more scared than hurt. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Davies had the mainsail down in a twinkling; it half smothered me as I crouched on the lee-side among my tangled skeins of line, scared and helpless. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

D. H. Lawrence They hurried along the pavement to the Spread Eagle, Meg clinging to him, running, clasping her lace scarf over her white frock, like a scared white butterfly shaken through the night. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray Our luggage was not examined at the Octroi. The bottle-green ones were scared at our shouts, and retreated, howling: they knew us, and trembled. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sinclair Lewis I’m scared by all the fighting that’s going on in the world. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy Her lip was drooping, she wore a scared expression. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

How can I know what’s in her? She may want to kill me next!” He paused in great trepidation, then added in a scared tone — “I don’t want to die here. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Sinclair Lewis You know it, too, Wrenn. Now that you’ve got enough money so’s you don’t need to be scared about the job you’ll realize it, and you’ll want to soak him, same’s I do. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

They sent an unanimous call of scared voices after him. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Wilkie Collins No man, that I can call to mind, ever really scared me before. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

John Galsworthy I’d have been scared alone — seems kind of spooky here. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

Mark Twain Lots of the women and girls was crying and taking on, scared most to death. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Radclyffe Hall That’s why, although Ralph’s no cinch as a husband, I’d be scared to death if he really turned nasty. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Rudyard Kipling A five-storied pagoda gave us a view of the city, but I was wearied of these rats in their pit — wearied and scared and sullen. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Sinclair Lewis Jiminy, I’m kind of scared of you myself! Feel I’ve got a lot of nerve!” “Well, I ain’t so fierce,” said Mr. Styles, very pleased. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens For a moment he turned upon the Cellarman almost as scared a look as the Cellarman turned upon him. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

His voice awakened the child, who opened wide wondering eyes of heavenliest blue, looked about with a scared expression, and anon began to cry. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

A scared look and a flood of tears were all the reply; the old lady expostulated gently. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

John Galsworthy She was scared, and more scared of showing it, for she was there to strengthen Diana by keeping cool and steady. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis I didn’t feel like a girl; I felt like a scrubwoman — no, I guess I was too scared to have any feelings at all. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Still, I was so scared she might suddenly recollect about the birth certificate that it was not until I had finally seen her train leaving the Gare de St. Lazare that I felt absolutely safe. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Edith Wharton But this new doctor has scared her about herself. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

The butler opened the door, and his jaw dropped and he looked darned scared the moment he set eyes upon me. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

H. G. Wells God! He’ll run me down, inventing one evil thing about me after another, until he makes her cry or drives her — scared stiff, sniffing, but nose in the air —-from the room. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Rudyard Kipling It was all — all woman-work, and it scared me horribly. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

James Joyce Bell scared him out, I suppose. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He was horribly scared at this awful symptom of the desperate state of his health. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle The old woman was pacing up and down with a scared look and restless, picking fingers, but the sight of Miss Morstan appeared to have a soothing effect upon her. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

To be burst in upon by us, all three telling the story at once of the woman and child, pretty nearly scared good old Mother Broom’s senses away. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

The mere idea shook and scared me: but what can she do, I thought: she can only get angry. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Ossipon started like a scared somnambulist. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

It could not be said that she exactly wished to resemble the ladies before her, but she wished to become superior to her present self, so as to feel less scared by their dignity. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Sinclair Lewis It would kill me to see that secure smiling of hers turn diffident and scared and appealing. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser These talkers seemed scared to him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James I found her where I had found her the evening before, but she met my quick challenge with blank, scared ignorance. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Anthony Trollope Trow, as he half saw them in the dark, not knowing how many there might be, or whether there was a man among them, rushed through them, upsetting one scared girl in his passage. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

THAT Mr. Stafford couldn’t stand; so he cleared out like a scared stag, and there he was, chucked into the streets, so to speak. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

My appearance, I suppose, must have scared him a bit, for he hesitated as if he meant bolting. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Willa Cather I lay awake nights, scared she’ll make Rudolph discontented with the farm. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

H. G. Wells Into some such state of affairs I came that morning on the heels of my letter, demanding Lady Mary of a scared evasive butler. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Ford Madox Ford A tiny rabbit, scared out by her approach, scuttered out under his bed and presumably down into the vegetable beds. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

H. G. Wells Here were kings and emperors whose capitals were lakes of flaming destruction, statesmen whose countries had become chaos, scared politicians and financial potentates. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Algernon Blackwood Devonham, a floor-walker with nothing particular to do at the moment, looked uncomfortable and ill at ease, scared a little, fearing a scene, a possible outbreak even. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

William Morris Meek, or rather over-meek, of mien she was, and it seemed of her that she had been sore scared and oppressed one while or another. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Yesterday auntie was scared and thought she would have to postpone our return. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Sinclair Lewis The safest driver is a fellow that knows how to handle his machine and yet isn’t scared to speed up when it’s necessary, don’t you think so?” “Oh, yes!” “I bet you drive like a wiz. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford He had been awakened immediately after a good lunch by some young officer on his staff who was scared to death by her having arrived without papers. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

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]

There she hung, while his hand fondled her hair, like a mother with a scared child. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Miss Sally appeared at the doorway, looking half scared and half delighted. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Charles Dickens There was a group of ladies and gentlemen in the background, and as well as I could see for shaking, there were the clear golden curls of my Tilly. But her face looked so scared and terrified. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

It had nearly scared that poor girl to her death. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Sinclair Lewis Even so, don’t you think you waste a lot of thundering on one poor scared little town? Kind of mean!” “I tell you it’s dull. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Radclyffe Hall That one would come here like a scared white rat, but Crénom! when he left he would bellow like a bull — the absinthe, of course — it gave them great courage. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

E. F. Benson Now, however, he turned and saw her, and with a scared expression hung up the receiver. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Edith Wharton Far off, Willard caught a glimpse of the native officer’s bobbing head, and then of Lieutenant Lourdenay’s scared face. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Anthony: Had a protracted dispute with a scared young couple we thought were in our seats. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Andrew Lang Hans filled his bundle with gold and silver coins, put it on his neck, and tramped back to his master, who was scared beyond all measure at seeing him again. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Marechal appeared through the half-open door with a scared face, and silently handed Madame Desvarennes a card. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson She had unbuttoned two buttons and was at a third, when he looked up so unexpectedly that she was scared out of her senses, and fastened her dress again with all the haste she could. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

You’ll ——” a scared and startled look leapt into his face, to be replaced almost instantly, however, by an amazed smile. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Then I saw a little white face with eyes so scared and wishful that they seemed as if they might eat a hole in anybody’s heart. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Now any reasonable person must concede that the thing was some sort of wild beast and not —— ” The young man suddenly broke off and subsided, with a scared glance at his hostess. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells A raging father, a scared deceitful mother, vulgarly acting, vulgarly thinking friends, all leave an almost indelible impress. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Though I got very near them, however, a small antelope springing up in front of me scared them away, and I could not get a front shot at any of them. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Rudyard Kipling Dogs scared the game, and it pleased the man to be able to say where the subjects of his kingdom would drink at moonrise, eat before dawn, and lie up in the day’s heat. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

He’ll be scared into fits by the Countess Araminta. Dickson was the one to deal with her. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

H. G. Wells The second egg I opened about the eighth day, and it scared me. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Algernon Blackwood That scared and anguished look made me understand the truth — that, and the moaning that from time to time escaped his lips. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle I determined, therefore, that I would not be scared by vague and senseless fears from carrying out my exploration. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Virginia Woolf It was she who had scared the starlings. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

George Borrow I said little or nothing, for my spirits had again become very low, and I was verily scared and afraid. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Jules Verne Occasionally a scared gazelle showed itself far down the slopes. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

And Bunting, scared out of his wits, opened the door and screamed out, “Daisy! Daisy! Come up, child. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

He was so scared he gave me money and made me go away and come here and keep every thing secret but I can’t do so no longer. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Daniel Defoe But I must answer in the negative; I don’t know what Satan might be scared at in those days; but he is either grown cunninger since, or bolder; for he values none of those things now. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

William Morris She looked somewhat scared at his last words, and said: But how so? If I might I would bear nought but peace and happiness to any place. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Why, man, one would think you never had your arm round a girl’s waist before! Pooh! don’t look so scared — I won’t tell. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle But it’s elegant to have the soldiers with us, though Monsieur Fardet tells me there’s nothing for us to be scared about. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

The nursery tales which had scared him in his childhood were founded on the tragedy of Snakes Island, and haunted him with an unavowed persistence still. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

D.H. Lawrence She put the dishes in order, set me my plate, quickly, nervously, and was gone again, like a scared chicken. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell Poor little Miss Rosamond held very tight to me, as if she were scared and lost in that great place; and as for myself, I was not much better. The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was still a scared look in his eyes, however, as though the memory of the shock lingered. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

The Templar wore a scared look in those days and went home betimes. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

John Galsworthy He was so scared about Fashoda. I think perhaps we had better not run the risk, Hester. It’s nice to have her all to ourselves, isn’t it? And how are you, Soames? Have you quite got over your. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

You can’t do anything with Mr Craw. Even if he were hot on your side, and not scared to death at the very mention of you, you can do nothing with him now. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Henry James My original protest against the flash of inspiration in which she had fixed responsibility on Mrs. Server had been in fact, I now saw, but the scared presentiment of something in store for myself. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

He’s of medium size, good-looking and with dark eyes, and now he’s scared he’ll almost certainly double back the same way he came. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

H. G. Wells He returned to the town, scared and very quiet, and went to his bed-room. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

Detectives swarmed all over the place, but we carried on as usual, though with hushed voices and rather scared faces. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Charles Dickens Mr. Click stared at me in a scared sort of a way, but said nothing until we had walked a street’s length. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

H. Rider Haggard Now from either bank rose up a roar of laughter, that grew and grew, till it echoed against the lava rifts and scared the ravens from their nests. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James He’s scared at his heroism — he shrinks from his part. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Margaret Oliphant This consciousness gave to his eyes the same scared yet searching look which he had seen in those of Symington, took his breath from him, made his head whirl, and his heart fail. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Andrew Lang I had hidden the collar in a thick bush, lest the fox should catch sight of it and be scared away as the other animals had been. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells I tell you I was regular scared like at my luck. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

The girl must have gathered from his voice that something very serious had occurred, for it was not long before she made her appearance with a scared look upon her face. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

The eyes that looked up at me were as scared and wild as a deer’s. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Bram Stoker The men were scared every time we turned our electric lamp on them, and fell on their knees and prayed. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

D. H. Lawrence They were so tight, so scared of life! When Connie went up to her bedroom she did what she had not done for a long time: took off all her clothes, and looked at herself naked in the huge mirror. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Morrison Then she saw the face — scared though coarse and pitted, and red about the eyes — that bent over her. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Two others remained open-mouthed a while minute, then dashed into the little cabin, to rush out incontinently and stand darting scared glances, with Winchesters at ‘ready’ in their hands. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

There’s nothing to be scared of,” he added for their comfort, and rather unconvincingly in the circumstances. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells Some of the soldiers concerned were certainly badly scared by the realization of what evils it was now possible to inflict in warfare. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

She has been fluttering round Mr Craw like a scared hen, and undermining his self-confidence. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The girl he scarcely thought of — she had scared rather than enthralled him. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Mrs. Todhetley, great in quiet emergencies, had her senses hopelessly scared away in this; she could only cry, and implore of him to be reasonable. Sanker’s Visit by Ellen Wood [1868]

She yawned dolefully, and kissed her mother and father at the end of the gallery, without a word; and then scudded off, swift as a scared rabbit, to her own room. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Lifting his head towards the quarter whence the shriek came, he saw his sister-in-law with a scared face. Robert Ashton’s Wedding-day by Ellen Wood [1870]

If I had been looking at a ghost I could not have felt much more scared and incredulous. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

At the stair-head he was encountered by General Montague, scared and eager, and just as they met the fearful sounds had ceased. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She looked very scared and white when he told her of his dreadful experiences in the underground chamber, but had no fear that he was in any danger now. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

I am ——’ He checked himself abruptly, and looked round the room with a scared expression. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

On seeing her secretary’s scared look, she understood that what she most dreaded had come to pass. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Margaret Oliphant His scared eyes seemed to retreat into deep caverns of anguish and fear. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sinclair Lewis I don’t think she’s actually two-timing you, and I guess she’d prefer to run straight, but she’d no longer be as scared of a little romp in the hay as — well, as you’d be. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Why?” “Why don’t you — What are you two so scared of? You two wild-haired reformers — you and Lindy belong together. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassant But she held back, scared and astonished at the other’s appearance. Moonlight (Clair de Lune) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

William Dampier Therefore to hinder them from going with us Mr. Hall scared one canoe’s crew by firing a shot over them. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Andrew Lang The minister’s horses were close by, and at that moment became so scared that they ran straight over smooth ice as though it had been earth, and suffered no harm. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

He started up and faced us with a scared look. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Thomas Hardy He was not going to see her, apparently, to-night; she was scared away by the twanging political atmosphere. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

H. G. Wells He was less and less scared and more and more fluent. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

His own gaze was troubled and almost inimical; there was something in him which scared her more. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

If a woman of rank marries a shopkeeper she ought never to be allowed west of Temple Bar.” This young lady was no believer in ghosts; but others of the company were too scared for speech. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

With a scared face and trembling lips, Nancy told her about the previous night—the strange horror of entering which had begun to attack her, the figure of Lavinia at the kitchen-door. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

H. G. Wells I heard more men coming, my cook was lying quiet on the other side of the counter, stunned or scared speechless, and I had to make another dash for it, like a rabbit hunted out of a wood-pile. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

I scared away several little buck, and once the violent commotion in the bush showed that I had frightened some bigger animal, perhaps a hartebeest. Prester John by John Buchan

Victor Hugo Excepting the movement of embarkation which was being made in the creek, a movement visibly scared and uneasy, all around was solitude; no step, no noise, no breath was heard. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I saw a lot of fellows behind him with rosettes and scared faces, and I saw what looked like a band . The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

H. G. Wells A lost retriever dog, with hanging tongue, circled dubiously round them, scared and wretched, and fled at my brother’s threat. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Sinclair Lewis They were farm boys, newly recruited for service in Mexico; they looked as scared and soft and big-footed as a rout of rabbits. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis