Phrases with "scream"

Arthur Conan Doyle See how they rush and scream and wave! What is it that they thrust out through the postern door? My God! it is a man-at-arms, and they pluck him limb from limb like hounds on a wolf. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Edgar Rice Burroughs A hideous roar broke from his titanic lungs — a roar which ended in a long-drawn scream that is more human than the death-cry of a tortured woman — more human but more awesome. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Jack London Mercedes’s scream came to their ears. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Sinclair Lewis After her third scream of righteousness whenever she attacks Hitler, Winifred almost makes me tolerate Hitler, and I don’t like that. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Hope He was in the act of lifting a girl down from her horse; doubtless it was her scream that I heard. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Ford Madox Ford She had to scream against the noise: she was no more responsible for the blasphemy than if she had lost her identity under an anaesthetic. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Do you notice how often they have under-sized men for these bullying jobs? He was sticking his face, moustaches and all, almost into hers so as to scream at her better. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

M. P. Shiel Consider the rancour of the nations at Britain’s late advantages in sea-rent, try to conceive the scream of jubilation that rings to the sky to-night against her, and against me. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

As soon as the first man had recovered the breath knocked out of him by the irresistible charge, a scream of mad cursing issued from the stern-sheets. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

William Makepeace Thackeray A scream of rage followed the last thrust; and no wonder:— it had penetrated the Rowski’s left eye. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

H. P. Lovecraf And when the people rush in, drawn by a scream that no human throat could utter, they find three forms on the floor — two dead and one dying. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

E. Nesbi Of course you know what going into a tunnel is like? The engine gives a scream and then suddenly the noise of the running, rattling train changes and grows different and much louder. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

H. G. Wells There was a scream and a clatter of pans. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

One missed the scream of the trams, and the noisy, festering life of the back streets, and the armed men clattering through the squares. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Gissing Sometimes in the silence of night she suffered from a dreadful need of crying aloud, of uttering her anguish in a scream like that of insanity. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins Rachel started back from me — I blush to write — with a scream of horror. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

The scream of the wind roused echoes which repeated themselves, here, there and everywhere. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence The scream of the rabbit, after the violent tussle, seemed to have torn the veil of her consciousness. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Her mother was guiltless of imprisoning her in the Asylum. A man had shut her up — and that man was Sir Percival Glyde. The scream had reached other ears than mine. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Kingsley Every now and then she would give a scream which took all the breath out of her; so she had to stop and fetch breath before she could give another. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Jack London She gave it up, and I heard her scream in a way that cut me to the soul, for it was a woman’s scream of fear and heart-breaking despair. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

At any rate, she would scream at him. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Anthony Trollope It is everything to the purpose; and so they shall know, if I scream it into their ears from the town cross of Barchester.” “You forget, Letitia, that the bishop has so many things in his gift. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle He spun round with a scream and fell upon his back, his hideous red face turning suddenly to a dreadful mottled pallor. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her scream echoed to the roof and rang through the room. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Algernon Blackwood And only one curious incident came to disturb and puzzle him, slight in itself, but utterly inexplicable, bringing white terror into the child’s face and a scream to her laughing lips. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Seeing that they were losing ground, one of the printers fired at the fleeing shadow, his shot being followed by a scream of pain, and hurrying up they found a man writhing on the ground. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

D. H. Lawrence We saw the white dog flash down the yard, we heard a rattle from the hen-house ladder, and in a moment a scream from the orchard side. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle A woman’s scream from in front — a scream of mortal terror — told us that even now we might be too late. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

With a scream of rage and delight she dropped to her knees and scraped them together in her hands. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Frances Hodgson Burnett A baby left unattended to scream itself to sleep and awakening to scream itself to sleep again, does not present to a resentful observer the flowerlike bloom and beauty of infancy. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

William Makepeace Thackeray I know you’ve got meat in the kitchen, and you only give me black bread;’ and here the old lady began to scream as if her heart would break; but we did not mind it, we were so used to it. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

He could not see it, but he fancied the scream was like that of the huge mackaw whose ill-poised flight he had watched. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

It is from these that the striking phrase about the scream of the saws is taken, and that is perhaps the most telling of these infant memories, many of which are slight and naive. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

D. H. Lawrence Then there was a scream and a crash. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Fanny Fern Little Skiddy had caught sight of the pretty bright candle, and it was his present intention to scream till he was taken up to investigate it. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

George MacDonald But ere I could reach them, the child had put something to the lips of the princess, and given a scream of pain. Lilith by George MacDonald

Wilkie Collins The last thing I heard, when I left them that day, was La Biondella crying ‘Bang!’— then a bark, a thump on the floor, and a scream of laughter. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

The scream was horribly prolonged as the figure receded. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins There was a scream from the women all huddled in the doorway to look at us — a shout from the men — two of them down but not hurt. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H.P. Lovecraft An unmistakable human shout or deep chorused scream seemed to answer this malign wonder from the Curwen farm, after which the unknown stench grew complex with an added odour equally intolerable. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

H.P. Lovecraft Then I did observe the flabby features of one of them — and awakened with such a scream that Nigger–Man started up, whilst Capt. Norrys, who had not slept, laughed considerably. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Guy de Maupassan Julien sprang toward her, and she began to scream for him not to touch her. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

As he burst open the bedroom door there came a scream of terror which ended suddenly, and then the sound of a heavy fall. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Wilkie Collins She started back from me with a scream of terror. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When a hot hand touched his shoulder, he awoke with what was nearly a scream to find the fog thick in the room and his guest, a gray ghost of misty stuff, beside him with a pile of paper in his hand. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins Before she had advanced three paces the shrill sound of a woman’s scream came from the door of communication at the opposite end of the hall. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

The scream was usually followed by a sudden movement in the dense mass and part of it would surge forward wherever the police line was weakest. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

D.H. Lawrence Beatrice, below in the garden, hearing the scuffle and the clatter, began to scream in hysteria. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Sarah’s scream brought Deborah running into the room. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Olaf Stapledon At one end the hum of munition factories, at the other the corpse-laden mud of No-man’s-land, and the scream of tortured men out on the wire, imploring, inaccessible. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins The slumbering child awoke, and uttered a scream of fear. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Arthur Machen Townspeople sometimes get frightened and scream and run; you or I would take no notice, or at the utmost, wave our sticks at the herd, which will stop dead or lumber off. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Thomas Hardy After her absence in that apartment long enough to reset the trap, he was startled by a scream from the same quarter. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

There was a scream of anguish. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sinclair Lewis Their truce dissolving, Ted observed that her friends were “a scream of a bunch-stuck-up gabby four-flushers. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

It was a gasping cry, more terrible to hear than the shrillest scream that ever came from the throat of woman in all the long history of womanly distress. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Bram Stoker At last there came a time when the driver went further afield than he had yet gone, and during his absence, the horses began to tremble worse than ever and to snort and scream with fright. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. Rider Haggard With a scream of pain, the brute seized the poor Zulu, hurled him to the earth, and placing one huge foot on to his body about the middle, twined its trunk round his upper part and tore him in two. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

They could hear through the wall the scream of the fiddle and the tramp-tramp-tramp of the dancing figures. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

At times he opened his large gray eyes wide, as if he suffered from an intolerable pain, and was ready to scream out in impotent anguish. Mother by Maksim Gorky

It was not a scream which she had uttered. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Olive gives a scream and hurries me away. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

H. G. Wells They stand and shout and scream and use language. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Arnold Bennett And yesterday it nearly made me scream out to see Mrs. Boutwood stir her tea. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

D. H. Lawrence With a scream the face was upon him again. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins At the same instant Miss Laroche started back from Captain Stanwick with a scream of terror. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

It was a sharp, sudden scream, following a shot—a scream with a ring of horror in it. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

I expected her to scream or faint, but she did neither. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

And a scream came down in answer — such a scream! A dozen different terrors were in it; and the wheezing had stopped, with the old scoundrel’s heart. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Wilkie Collins The laughter ended in a scream of triumph, which rang through the house. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

E. T. A. Hoffmann With a most unearthly scream — with the shout, “Annunciata!” he rushed storming in the Palace, and along the passages. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Suddenly there was a scream or two from the women, and a commotion. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the moment he had thrown himself flat upon the grass and had heard the arrow scream above him, and seen it quiver in the turf beyond. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Charles Dickens Now, they turned, and we rushed! Great pressure, and a scream or two from the front. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Thomas Hardy In these inquiries one of the men’s wives somewhat incautiously let out the fact that she had heard a scream in the wood, though from which direction she could not say. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Here they paused in shocked surprise, for a woman’s scream rang out wildly and suddenly. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

H.P. Lovecraft As I turned, I dreaded what I was to see; for the scream had been in my uncle’s voice, and I knew not against what menace I should have to defend him and myself. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Now the street began to scream useless advice, admonition and encouragement. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Charles Dickens A great excitement is visible among his hearers, a scream is heard, and some young girl falls senseless on the floor. Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens [1836]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Martinière, who was accompanying her mistress, uttered a scream of terror when she saw the man appear at the coach door, and fell back upon the cushions in a swoon. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Thomas Hardy He had not paused under the prickly foliage more than two minutes when he thought he heard a scream from the other side of the ridge. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence Till she glanced nervously round, and with a scream saw him. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth Lady Delacour started up, and gave a scream of agony. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Washington Irving Here I began to howl and scream most abominably. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Gustave Flauber Nothing will be left but the eagles’ scream and a heap of ruins. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Anthony Trollope But if you felt that the world would be all against you, then you would not scream and would not be let out. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I never heard a child cry in Herland, save once or twice at a bad fall; and then people ran to help, as we would at a scream of agony from a grown person. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Charles Dickens Then, several locomotive engines in several directions began to scream and be agitated. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

Wilkie Collins She gave a scream that made the windows ring again and dropped back on the sofa in a fainting-fit. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

A scream of agony from the wounded man announced that the knife had gone clean through the back of the hand. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Arthur Conan Doyle It was caused by the sudden outcry of one of the Squires who, having lifted the helmet from the ground, cast it down again with a scream of horror. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Through the open doors of foundries you see fiery serpents of iron being hauled to and fro by redlit boys, and you hear the whizz and thump of steam hammers and the scream of the iron under the blow. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell While Grace had been absent from her room, her husband had had another paralytic stroke: whether he, too, had been alarmed by that eldritch scream no one could ever know. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Wilkie Collins See! he is fading away already! Gone!” h e cried, with a scream of exultation. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle As I heard the scream of them past my ear my head went down like a diver, but our sergeant gave me a prod in the back with the handle of his halbert. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Presently she awoke, and sat up in the bed, like one amazed; then, seeing the men, began to scream faintly, and pray for mercy. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anna Katherine Green You were near enough to distinguish between a scream and a gasp. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Andrew Lang At this dreadful sight the princess, who was broad awake, began to scream loudly. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft They didn’t hurt the servants — it was the seeing that made the poor devils scream so. From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Cockatoos scream it; scrub-fowls chuckle over it; honey-eaters make a song about it; the listening lilies overhear the lotus-birds whispering it, and, nodding, smile. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

H.P. Lovecraft And now I want to assure you again, Eliot, that I’m no mollycoddle to scream at anything which shows a bit of departure from the usual. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

I was roused from the stupefaction of terror in which I stood, by the piercing scream of the mother, who now, for the first time, perceived the change which had taken place. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Machen Her scream rang and rang in his ears; she had fled away from him as if he offered some fate darker than death. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Where does he live?” A scream of laughter mingled with howls, and breaking into strange gulping bursts of fiendlike merriment from the strange boy. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Abraham Merri I heard the child say, ‘The nisse comes fast!’ And then I heard a scream from my Helma, a great scream — like a mare when her foal is torn from her. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Then—a sudden explosion, as though a gun had been fired into her ear; and with a scream of terror she sank back among the cushions. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

A half-stifled scream came from the muffled figure and it struggled furiously, then getting one arm free, it struck at the detective’s face and the latter felt a stinging scratch upon his check. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

H.P. Lovecraft And as I looked, I beheld the head rise, the black, liquid, and deep-sunken eyes open in terror, and the thin, shadowed lips part as if for a scream too frightful to be uttered. Hypnos by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle With a scream of terror I turned and rushed wildly down the path. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins I ran up to them, wringing my hands, and crying out in a passion of tears: “Is Uncle George dead?” My mother gave a scream that terrified me into instant silence and stillness. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Guy de Maupassant He suddenly saw the bed and his mother in it, and his happy little face puckered up, till suddenly he began to scream furiously, and struggled as if he were going to be put to the torture. What Was Really the Matter with Andrew (Le Mal d'André) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

I could not speak; but I ran with a loud long scream into her arms. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Panic seized him; he would have screamed, but to scream would be to be lost. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

She uttered a scream of agony, and would actually have followed him, but was held back, uttering shriek after shriek, that pierced every heart within hearing. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Lothair heard the madman raging and Clara’s scream of terror: a fearful presentiment flashed across his mind. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Pu Songling Just then he heard a scream in the next room, where his father slept; there was a struggle, blows, and at last a sigh of satisfaction. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It had reached a high point, tensed and stifled, almost the quality of a scream — then it ceased and left behind it a silence empty and menacing as the greater silence overhead. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Guy de Maupassan At sight of her bed, the young girl uttered a scream of joy. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

And Anna, with a scream of despair, flung herself forward with her face on the pavement, and her hands extended. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Marjorie Bowen With a scream of pain, Tomaso fell back, and then, as if noticing them for the first time, the horseman sent his glance on the crowd. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Sometimes one could hear parrots scream overhead, but no wild creatures showed themselves, except once a snake that swam hurriedly away and disappeared among the water hyacinth. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Arthur Machen Suddenly he was shocked at a scream of terror, it seemed in his very ear, and looking up he saw for a moment a woman gazing at him out of the mist, her features distorted and stiff with fear. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

It went on and on, scream after scream, and when I went in there were chairs flung about and on the floor were pools of blood and urine. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

The scream had scarcely died away before we distinctly saw a short figure dash into the room, and out again upon the other side. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Algernon Blackwood I stuffed a handkerchief into my mouth so as not to scream aloud and communicate my hysterics to the entire household. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Edith Wharton There was a scream of tipsy laughter from the party, and Charity involuntarily put her hands to her head. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

He heard someone scream faintly, and then the light leaped up, and he saw everything clearly. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a single crack of his rifle, and, though we saw nothing, we heard the scream and then the distant thud of the falling body. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins But for a new outburst of the rector’s voice at the moment, Mrs. Finch (if I am any judge of physiognomy) must have certainly relieved herself by a scream of delight. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Rudyard Kipling But if ye do not testify, then a punishment which shall cause birds, to fall from the trees in terror and monkeys to scream for pity. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

H.P. Lovecraft A second later all previous memories were effaced by the wailing scream which burst out with frantic explosiveness and gradually changed form to a paroxysm of diabolic and hysterical laughter. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

George Gissing A scream of terror and pain caused Bob to turn and run back. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Edna St. Vincent Millay People twist and scream in pain — Dawn will find them still again; This has neither wax nor wane, Neither stop nor start. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Every one except the children heard the scream which rang through the house. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Guy de Maupassant He had witnessed many such scenes in Africa. Mother Lecacheur and Céleste began to scream and to shriek, and ran away. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then the voices began to scream in his ears. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

G. K. Chesterton Nor could she bring herself to scream or run or stop him in any way, when he went on with the same conversational composure. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Charles Dickens This caused them to scream for him, in the strangest places, and at the most improper seasons. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Catherine Helen Spence He is firmly placed in the basket, where he lies down to kick or scream till he is tired or contrite. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Thomas Hardy What a scream that girl gied, poor thing! There were the pa’son in his surplice holding up his hand and saying, ‘Sit down, my good people, sit down!’ But the deuce a bit would they sit down. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells Then she heard Snake scream like a woman. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Rudyard Kipling She tried to scream as soon as her senses came back, and then she began praying for the Other Man’s soul. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald There was a scream of mortal agony, from him or from somewhere behind, and abruptly the strength went out of him in a long husky sigh and he wilted to the floor. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Anna Katherine Green She never knew why the scream which rose in her throat did not pass her lips. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson It is better to emit a scream in the shape of a theory than to be entirely insensible to the jars and incongruities of life and take everything as it comes in a forlorn stupidity. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence She heard the scream of the gipsy, and looked up to see him bounding upon her, his black eyes starting out of his head. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch A minute later a scream rang close to his ear; the stallion leaped as if at a water-brook, and as suddenly sank backward with a dozen wolves on his haunches. Phoebus on Halzaphron by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

At length, one loud, shrill, and searching scream of the bitterest woe was heard, which was suddenly lost in an interval of the most frightful silence. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Her scream scared the girl, who ran out of the door. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

E. F. Benson But suddenly that silence was shattered and shredded into fragments by a scream from somewhere close at hand outside in the black garden, a scream of supreme and despairing terror. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Wilkie Collins As they lifted him to a level with the cauldron, the horror of the death that threatened him, burst from the lips of the miserable man in a scream of terror. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Charles Dickens Kit was taken off in an instant, with a blessing from his mother, and a scream from little Jacob, ringing in his ears. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Suddenly there rang out the most unearthly scream it has ever been my ill-luck to hear. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Miss Haythorn’s scream lost most of its effect because the engine whistled forty thousand murders at the same moment, and fictitious grief makes itself heard when real cannot. The Box Tunnel by Charles Reade

Henry Kingsley Many a pleasant echo came ringing back from the old volcano-walls overhead, only used for so many ages to hear the wild rattle of the thunder and the scream of the hungry eagle. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Arthur Morrison Lizer rose and went to the next room; and straightway came a scream from her also. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Edgar Allan Poe I struggled no more, but the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long, and final scream of despair. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Moggy heard it, but she heeded not; for Betty was known to scream at mice, and even moths. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George MacDonald At length there came a cry from the woman, and then a scream from the baby. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Thomas Wolfe Mary!” His voice rose almost to a scream as he sought for her below. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Olaf Stapledon The experience came on him in a flash, so that he let slip a quick sharp scream of surprise and compassion. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens But he had no time to pursue it, for at this crisis Mr Tappertit entered precipitately; at sight of whom Dolly uttered a scream of joy, and fairly threw herself into his arms. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Arthur Conan Doyle A yell of execration and a scream of hideous laughter burst from the vast throng, as they saw the faces of the last survivors of their enemies peering down at them from the height of the keep. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

H.P. Lovecraft Derby’s voice was rising to a thin treble scream as he raved, when suddenly it was shut off with an almost mechanical click. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Ah! what is that? a scream — a woman’s voice — then another, and the bell rings furiously. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Henry Kingsley The young folks stood together in the verandah before they went into dinner, listening to the wind which was beginning to scream angrily round the corners of the house. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

William Harrison Ainsworth My lady uttered a scream at the sight, and I was preparing to extricate the struggling dog, when the Englishman plunged into the water. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Edith Wharton Her first struggle — after she had ceased to scream for candy, or sulk for a new toy — had been to get away from Apex in summer. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Sinclair Lewis A light was suddenly flickering in a window above them, and there was a woman’s scream breaking down into moans. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Jack London I was thrown flat on the wet deck, and before I could scramble to my feet I heard the scream of the women. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle I tried to scream and was vaguely aware of some hoarse croak which was my own voice, but distant and detached from myself. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

He had little movements that made her long to scream out. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The scream did not proceed from the girl. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

There was a scream of surprise; some of us had only met with such transformations in fairy tales. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

With a scream and a cry, Gwendolen gave orders for her own departure. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

The scream was followed by the sound of a pistol-shot. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith Annette glanced at Tinman. Her excited feelings nearly rose to a scream of laughter. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

George Borrow The pony still continued to scream and to strain at the halter more violently than ever. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Wilkie Collins After continuing it for some time, he suddenly started to his feet with a scream of terror. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

It is vain, with hands clasped over our eyes, to scream our reclamation; the horrible image will not be excluded. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ford Madox Ford What did beastly women want to scream for? He swung round, bag and all. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Mrs. Maxley ran her finger and eye over them, and uttered a scream of anger and despair. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

A scream from the women inside as he entered, and a deep groan from the strong man bereaved of his mate, told the tragedy. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

A sharp grating scream that sounded like ‘Kwaaa!’ came from the servants quarters. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edgar Rice Burroughs The revolver exploded harmlessly in the air, and the seaman crumpled up with a scream of pain and terror. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Jane immediately began to scream again. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

She suppressed the scream that rose to her lips, but the effort cost her dear. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Oh, Doctor, such a night! and, if she dozes for a minute, it is to wake with a scream and tell me she sees him dead: sometimes he is drowned; sometimes stained with blood, but always dead. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Edith Wharton She heard herself scream “Help!” with the strangled voice of a nightmare, and was comforted to feel the rush of other feet behind her: Powder, the men-servants, the maids. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

The scream was but a single note, and thereafter came only nondescript low noises. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a smell of burning hair, then of roasting flesh, and suddenly, with a scream of pain, the boy came back to his senses. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

H. G. Wells Then suddenly at some point close at hand near the ravine an irregular crackle responded and there was a sound between a shout, a bark, and a scream as if someone had been hit. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

I made a catch at it with a scream of triumph, whose unearthly sound brought me back to my senses. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I am a light sleeper, and that scream woke me instantly. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

A scream had risen in this sleeping house — a piercing and insistent scream such as raises the hair and curdles the blood. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

She would have been glad to have been able to scream and flee; but she was incapable even of doing that. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Sir Walter Scott So soon as her wild scream made this known to the unfortunate object of a passion so constant, and which seemed so ill-fated, he hurried from the place as if pursued by the furies. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

H. G. Wells There are parts of it that would make Mr. Gwynne of the Morning Post or Mr. Rudyard Kipling scream in their sleep. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Shrieks like the scream of a mad stallion, and a furious thrashing against the weakened door mingled with the splintering sounds of wood ripped up by chisel talons. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens