Phrases with "sealed"

Jules Verne In the first place, he was very careful as to the transportation of the gun-cotton to Stones Hill. He had it conveyed in small quantities, carefully packed in sealed cases. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe Captain Guy took with him a bottle, in which was a sealed letter, and made his way from the point on which he was set on shore toward one of the highest peaks in the place. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Hardy He reached home, sealed them up as before, and delivered the parcel at its address next morning. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

I think ——” “One moment, please,” exclaimed Larose, “and I think that at any rate I can retrieve my reputation there!” He took a sealed packet out of his pocket and broke it open. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

He had just sealed the last of half-a-dozen letters, when the maid opened his parlour-door, and told him that a gentleman was at the hall-step, who wished to see him. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

M. R. James By this time, I feel a little more as if I could sleep, so this shall be sealed and wafered. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

I daresay you don’t understand, for life, real life, is a sealed book to you. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have an Embassy bag, sealed with the good old U.S. stamp—I guess they won’t interfere with that—waiting for me in a corner of the Embassy safe. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Thomas More As soon as they declare war, they take care to have a great many schedules, that are sealed with their common seal, affixed in the most conspicuous places of their enemies’ country. Utopia by Thomas More

H. G. Wells I found it in a sealed jar, that by chance, I suppose, had been really hermetically sealed. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Charles Dickens I sealed my letter, and, not trusting it out of my own hands, delivered it myself that day. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Ralph Waldo Emerson But, one day, being in Venice, he bought a room full of books and manuscripts, — every scrap and fragment, — for four thousand louis d’ors, and had the doors locked and sealed by the consul. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Leslie Stephen His pride was not appeased for ten days, when the reconciliation was sealed by an invitation from Harley to a Saturday dinner. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Her left hand could loosen it, but it remained fixed to her right, sealed to it by the blood. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Henry Kingsley After midnight, when its fountains are sealed again by the frosty breath of night, that creek will be reduced to a trickling rill. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins When I had done, and had sealed and directed the two envelopes, I went back with the letters to Laura’s room, to show her that they were written. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins A little dust was discovered at the bottom of them, which was shaken out on paper, wrapped up along with the linen bag, sealed in one packet, and taken to the Procurator’s office. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

Wilkie Collins We sealed our compact with a kiss. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Wilkie Collins Accordingly, I sealed up the letter and put it away carefully in my pocket-book, to be referred to again when the time came. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The arm is afterwards again sealed up until the time appointed for a re-examination. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

H.P. Lovecraft There were multiple levels of black vaults below, and never-opened trap-doors, sealed down with metal bands and holding dim suggestions of some special peril. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

John Lewis Burckhard In the Hedjaz, letters are sealed with gum-Aabic; and a small vessel full of the diluted gum is suspended near the gate of every large house or khan. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. Rider Haggard The fate of Olfan and the further domestic history of the People of the Mist were now sealed books to them, for they never heard any more of these matters, nor are they likely to do so. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim In about two hours she returns, and, as I do not happen to be in the shop, she leaves a telegram with David in a sealed envelope. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Dr. Duffham might have sealed them up as a matter of precaution, but the mischief would not be found there. Hester Reed’s Pills by Ellen Wood [1874]

George Gissing There!” He threw the sealed packet into the fire, where it was quickly caught by the flames and consumed. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Abraham Merri He inducted me as an acolyte to Nergal and gave me a token that he said would insure me recognition and good will from one he named Klaneth. Also he sealed me with certain vows, not to be broken. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne Notwithstanding the importance of the challenge, on the 19th of May he received a sealed packet containing the following superbly laconic reply: “BALTIMORE, October 19. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Theodore Dreiser It is quite another to see middle age coming on, your principal fortune possibly gone, and avenue after avenue of opportunity being sealed to you on various sides. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Then the professor turned back to the grave-digger and asked breathlessly, “Now, are you quite certain that leaden coffin was sealed hermetically?” Daunt nodded. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Rudyard Kipling So unsettling!” Sacharissa sped to a sealed worker-cell whose lid pulsated, as the bee within began to cut its way out. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

So far as they could make out, Mr. Clarke had hermetically sealed himself into his room, and then cut his throat with his own razor. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope But Mrs Grantly and Lady Lufton had been closeted together more than once, and terms had been signed and sealed between them. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

I have not, I repeat, the slightest doubt that I should have first dimmed and ultimately sealed that inner eye which Mr. Jennings had inadvertently opened. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Washington Irving Johnson and Reynolds, of course, were well aware of his merits, nor was Burke a stranger to them; but to the others he was as yet a sealed book, and the outside was not prepossessing. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Walter Scott Nor was this all: The seconds, who had nothing to do with the quarrel, fought stoutly, pour se desennuyer, and often sealed with their blood their friendship for their principal. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Thomas Hardy The papers were written in triplicate, and carefully sealed up with blue wax. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Strongly impressed with this idea, he gave certain sealed orders on his route, while fresh horses were being harnessed to his carriage. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

She would order an extra six bottles of wine, sealed wine to drink with the roast. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

After which revelation the book was again sealed up, and must in his own time only by himself be again manifested unto you. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Arthur Morrison Well, as I said, we burgled the door, and there they were, thirty-eight sealed bullion cases, neither more nor less, and they’re down below in the after-cabin at this moment. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Julian Hawthorne I sealed up my letters, locked them in my desk, and, it being now nearly seven o’clock, I went down to supper. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Walter Scott In a word, I sealed the capitulation, vowed perpetual absence, and banished myself, as they say in this country, forth of Scotland. “And here, Harry, observe and respect my genius. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

G. K. Chesterton The sealed jar of strange wine was on the mantelpiece, the enormous rifle in the corner. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Tobias Smolle They are already sealed with lead at the customhouse, that they may be exempted from further visitation. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Mark Twain They shall be as a sealed book. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Arthur Conan Doyle Good-bye, Lord John. Science is, as I understand, a sealed book to you; but you may congratulate yourself upon the hunting-field which awaits you. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson Its chief outward sign was the nervous flood of talk that poured from his lips — as though they had been sealed and stopped for years. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Virginia Woolf He looked at the sleeping baby with its eyes sealed and its thumb in its mouth. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Rudyard Kipling The opium arrives by challans, regiments of one hundred jars, each holding one maund, and each packed in a basket and sealed atop. In an Opium Factory by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wilkie Collins If you are ever threatened by your enemies, open the packet which I have now sealed up, and you will command the silence of the bitterest man or woman who longs to injure you. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Thomas Wolfe This was one of the reasons, he now knew, why he did not want to be sealed to this world that Esther belonged to. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

E. F. Benson They’ve always been a sealed book to me. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Jules Verne The child had not only met his death on the mountain, but found a grave which some enormous rock had sealed forever. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. Rider Haggard My mind’s eye singled out those who were sealed to slaughter, and there rushed in upon my heart a great sense of the mystery of human life, and an overwhelming sorrow at its futility and sadness. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton She sealed the letter, pushed back her chair, and glanced at the little clock on her writing-table. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Jonathan Swif Morning. This goes to-day, and shall be sealed by and by. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

E. Phillips Oppenheim She gave it me in a sealed envelope. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Wilkie Collins Copies of the papers are in my possession, and the originals are sealed again, with the crest of the proprietor of the asylum, as if nothing had happened. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anthony Trollope So he read the letter over twice, sealed it, and took it up, together with his bed candle, into his bedroom. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Now don’t be shocked, for you are well enough to be told that you were not only sealed up in your coffin, but were actually lying in it when it was carried down and left in the Roding vaults. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

When she had sealed and stamped the envelope Henry uttered a belated caution. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Robert Louis Stevenson Serve me, my dear Lanyon, and save “Your friend, “H. J. “P. S. I had already sealed this up when a fresh terror struck upon my soul. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson [1886]

Walter Scott When they reached the Countess’s apartment, they found her with writing implements, and many sealed letters before her. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Maria Edgeworth Here is a letter which you will have the goodness to put into his hands, sealed with my favourite seal. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Ford Madox Ford He held a sealed envelope, rather small and crumpled, as if from long carrying. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Jacques Futrelle It was necessary to take it to distract attention from the thing I did do—break a lock inside the safe to get a sealed packet that contained Venezuela’s answer to our plan. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Leon Trotsky The only evidence against me that the court examiner Alexandrov produced was the allegation that I together with Lenin had passed through Germany in a sealed car. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He would know every one who was present, for the fame of all men is sealed at Tara, and behind his chair a herald stood to tell anything the king might not know or had forgotten. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Before leaving the death-chamber, Mallow — now Lord Caranby — sealed the confession in the presence of Yeo, and went with him into the sitting-room. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

James Joyce It was folded with cunning, sealed with crime, uptied by a harlot, undone by a child. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

I put six roubles in the letter, sealed it up, and asked Apollon to take it to Simonov. When he learned that there was money in the letter, Apollon became more respectful and agreed to take it. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

From another world he might have cast such a glance on her, — and it sealed her doom in this for ever. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Marjorie Bowen As he laid them on the table, Vincenzo noticed the last was sealed with the seal of Verona, the ladder of the Scaligeri. ‘Mastino?’ he whispered. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Here is the amount you need sealed up in this letter. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

But at eight there arrived a young woman, with a packet from Miss Judson to Mr. Hawkehurst. The packet was small, and was sealed with red wax. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Henry Handel Richardson Mahony took the opportunity to write a line to Polly to tell of their safe arrival; and having sealed the letter, ran out to post it. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Theodore Dreiser The visits were of varying duration, and Kennedy, to be absolutely accurate, kept days, dates, the duration of the hours, which he left noted in a sealed envelope for Cowperwood in the morning. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence She sealed and addressed her letter, and went out, bare-headed, to post it. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Lying on the ground by the side of the bench was a small oval packet, wrapped and sealed with the solicitude of a chemist’s counter. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Anthony Trollope Everything of which I knew was sealed up in the count’s presence and in mine, and was sent to the lawyers for the executors. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

I wrote it down at the time, and Mr. Todhetley holds it, sealed up. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Wilkie Collins The sealed instructions, as I think, explain how it was that he died, after all, quietly in his bed. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Andrew Lang This she also sealed with the queen’s seal, which was in all respects like the king’s. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Accompanying the will, and within the same envelope, was a sealed letter, addressed to Richard Strahan, and dated at Paris two weeks be fore Sir Philip’s decease. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I had the address of her lawyers and bankers in London and an address in Paris, but they were contained in a sealed letter deposited in the satchel. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Rudyard Kipling He bore left-handedly (his right was bandaged) a sealed bottle of sterilised milk. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Julian Hawthorne It unfortunately happened, however, that he was killed by an upset of his coach, away from home; and the vase remained sealed ever afterwards. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Benjamin Disraeli The blessing of her father, uttered by his long-loved lips, had descended on her brow, and been sealed with his passionate embrace. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Elizabeth Gaskell All that happened in the household, which once was as patent to him as his own, was now a sealed book; he heard of its doings by chance, if he heard at all. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

William Morris Then would she have uttered a lamentable wail, but the voice was sealed up in her and no sound came from her voice. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Wilkie Collins He came back with a sealed envelope. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

But Joseph’s nature was so amiable, and he was so fond of his pretty wife, that he bore with those defects, and turned off her murmurs with a joke, or sealed her pouting lips with a kiss. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

H.P. Lovecraft In the dreams, the downward aperture had been tightly sealed and nervously guarded. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Edith Wharton Instead, she approached her desk, and lighting a taper, tied and sealed the packet; then she opened the wardrobe, drew out a despatch-box, and deposited the letters within it. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Arthur Morrison Now he went doubly sealed of the outcasts: a Jago with a hanged father. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

It was in a new envelope, and was sealed just as it had been before it left my possession. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The man only answered that his mistress was still asleep, and then withdrew, after first leaving a sealed letter on the table by his master’s side. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

A tight, silent, enclosed, sealed ——’ ‘Shut up!’ ‘Huh! You’re breathing short already! In about ten minutes the thing will hit you for six. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Sir Walter Scott But he looked at Sussex, and the idea of the triumphant smile which would clothe his cheek upon hearing the avowal sealed his lips. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At five minutes to eight, David sealed and addressed his letter and moved towards the bell. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson His eyes were sealed by a cheap, school-book materialism. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

H.P. Lovecraft Some of these were sealed and intact, but others had nearly vanished, leaving the silver handles and plates isolated amidst certain curious heaps of whitish dust. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

I had harbored no evil thought concerning her, but when I beheld that smile now sealed and fixed upon her lips, I found the soul I had never known I possessed until that day. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith In all, fifteen pages of writing, which I carefully folded and addressed to Charles; sealed the envelope, stamped it, and destroyed it. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

After the two friends had been chatting a few moments, a servant from M. de Treville entered, bringing a sealed packet. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Isabella Bird This was read over twice, and the Turk sealed it in presence of four witnesses. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

I then wrote a cheque for the amount of my account, enclosed it, and having done so sealed up the letter and put it in my pocket. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Benjamin Disraeli The scales have fallen from my sealed eyes, and the fountain of my heart o’erflows. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Mark Twain I do not know what a sealed book is, because I never saw one, but a sealed book is the expression to use in this connection, because it is popular. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

F. Scott Fitzgerald She sealed it, addressed it, and laid it on her pillow. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The boat that brings me on board your ship shall take the money to Omar. You must have it ready in a sealed bag. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jack London The light from it had beat upon his sealed lids, and the eyes and the optic nerves had pulsated to little, sparklike flashes, warm-coloured and strangely pleasing. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Percy Bysshe Shelley It was one evening that Verezzi and Matilda sat, happy in the society of each other, that a servant entering, presented the latter with a sealed paper. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let the whole incident be a sealed book, and do not allow it to affect your life. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

As he was pitying this man’s lot, Vanel coldly drew from his pocket a perfumed letter, sealed with Spanish wax, and held it towards Colbert, saying, “A letter from my wife, monseigneur. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

G. K. Chesterton All day that hill of houses over London had been domed and sealed up with cold cloud. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

We warm a portion of it sealed in an empty tube, for about a week. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Benjamin Disraeli When Vivian and his companion had proceeded about five miles, the Prince pulled up, and giving a sealed letter to the groom, he desired him to leave them. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then, with a sealed packet in his hand which he had the air of endeavouring to conceal as much as possible, he left the building and reentered his taxi-cab. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

The bag was old and soiled, and tied about the “neck” with a long leather thong, and it seemed to have been sealed with red wax, fragments of which were still sticking to it. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

But he knew that his lips had been sealed by his own choice forever; and the old habits of his early life were strong upon him still. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Jacques Futrelle Here is the paper that was taken from Señor Alvarez,” and he offered a sealed envelope. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Alice put a sealed paper into the Squire’s hand. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The mail-bag, sealed with my own hand, has been called for a few minutes before the hour, and at the first stroke of the church clock David is out with the shutters. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The second one he turned over and over, searching for an opening — he had never seen a sealed envelope before. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Some sealed fountain was opened in my breast. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His eyes glittered as he bent over the neatly arranged rows of packets, all tied up, sealed and labelled. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Meredith She enclosed the pencilled scrap of paper, sealed it, and asked, ‘Is that right?’ ‘Now unlock my desk,’ Juliana uttered, feebly. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

One glance exchanged between them publishes the forgiveness that is sealed forever. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Leon Trotsky I couldn’t see anything through my window, which had been entirely sealed up for the winter. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The knowledge was sealed up until the time came. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James If that fate was to be sealed at the matrimonial altar it was perhaps not remarkable that she shouldn’t come all at once to the scratch of overwhelming a mere telegraphist. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

H. G. Wells The youngster bawled with deafening violence when the cold water that sealed its divine inheritance and its right to the name of “Albert Edward Caddles” fell upon its brow. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Caroline Lamb Your most obedient servant, Glenarvon. This letter was sealed and directed by Lady Mandeville; but the hand that wrote it was Lord Glenarvon’s; and therefore it had its full effect. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Thomas Carlyle Nature, with her truth, remains to the bad, to the selfish and the pusillanimous forever a sealed book: what such can know of Nature is mean, superficial, small; for the uses of the day merely. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Stockdale, the publisher, was so much impressed by his surroundings that he bid £400 for the book, and the agreement was signed and sealed under Lord Castlereagh’s eye. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

M. de Treville, after having written the letter, sealed it, and rising, approached the young man in order to give it to him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arnold Bennett You will let me pack up my own affairs?” “Perfectly, madame!” She warned them as to the danger of opening the sealed rooms. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells Doubt has been thrown upon this detail, but I am almost certain it was helium he had sent him in sealed stone jars. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

James Joyce Leave the letter that never begins to go find the latter that ever comes to end, written in smoke and blurred by mist and signed of solitude, sealed at night. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope But as I learned Augustus’s character, I made quite certain by causing them to be sealed up in a parcel addressed to him, so that if I had died by accident they might have fallen into proper hands. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James Unless, of course, you’ve regarded it,” he added, “ as sealed from far away back. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

George Meredith So the letter must be closed, sealed and into the box, with the hand I still call mine, though I should doubt my right if it were contested fervently. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Virginia Woolf The ivy had grown so profusely that many windows were now sealed up. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You deal only in sealed papers. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

H. G. Wells And then he lit a candle at the nose of one of the ventriloquist’s dummies, stuck one of his fingers (which had become sealing-wax red) into the flame, and so sealed the parcel. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. G. Wells When she had sealed and addressed her letter, she turned her head and found him looking at his father’s portrait. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Eliot He found it to be a large leather pocket-book swelled by its contents, and fastened with a sealed ribbon as well as a clasp. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Thomas Hardy The packet was sealed up — with a tear of regret as she closed the case upon the pretty forms it contained — directed, and placed upon the writing-table in Knight’s room. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

George Meredith Dr. Middleton asked if the youth was excluded from the library, and rejoiced to hear that it was a sealed door to him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

He sealed this packet, and addressed it to his sister; then he took a candle, and went to the lobby. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Jules Verne On the morrow after this conversation every member of the association received a sealed circular couched in the following terms: BALTIMORE, October 3. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle Within we were seated round the cane table, on which lay a sealed envelope. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Bram Stoker That was proved in New York. A thousand pounds of dynamite, in sealed canisters, was placed about some workings. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

H. G. Wells I am primitive — Palaeolithic. Their fountain of rage and fear and anger is sealed and closed, the habits of a lifetime make them cheerful and easy and delightful. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Abraham Merri It came to me from Norhala when we rode the flying block, and — he — sealed upon me when I was in-his”— again she crimsoned, “embrace. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle Scanlan had been given a sealed note to be left at the address of Miss Ettie Shafter, a mission which he had accepted with a wink and a knowing smile. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Walter Scott Mysteries are the sealed caskets of Heaven, but wisdom may devise means to open the lock. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

In Lister he recognized the peculiar gift which enabled him to rise superior to his subject, and to interpret what was to his colleagues a sealed book. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Larcom presented him with a note, in a sealed envelope. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Abraham Merri But I sealed their faces in my memory. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

George Eliot It contained a sealed enclosure directed to Hetty. On the inside of the cover Adam read: “In the enclosed letter I have written everything you wish. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Henry Handel Richardson This hung about and persisted — though a carpenter speedily prised open the hermetically sealed window — and only became bearable when a good fire burned and the room was thoroughly warm. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Of that blank year, however, he still remembered nothing, and the doctors had told him it would probably now remain a sealed book to him for ever. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

It was greed and clamorous demand, and it swept into the City’s courts and high places and was sealed with its own desire. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

H. G. Wells So I had to send my precious documents sealed and under cover by way of a confidential schoolfellow of hers who lived near London. . In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Her husband’s life was always a sealed book to her, and she admitted frankly that he terrorised over her too much to ask him any questions. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Hildyard stood up, holding the sealed letters in his hand. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Henry James I speak of a sealed letter that I’ve been requested to deliver to her. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Mark Twain These dank walls had known the man whose dolorous story is a sealed book forever! There was fascination in the spot. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry James She remarked that her brother must have met him for the first time that day, for the way that he sealed a new acquaintance was usually by bringing the person immediately to call upon her. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Yet shall Heaven’s promise clothe Even yet those lovers who have cherished still This test for love:— in every kiss sealed fast To feel the first kiss and forebode the last. The House of Life by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

I often saw him, but I never heard a sound proceed from that sealed mouth; and the thought of that silent old man weighed upon me torturingly. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Bram Stoker I had hardly sealed the letter, when, to my surprise, Van Helsing walked into the room, saying, “Can I help you friend John? I am free, and if I may, my service is to you. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Jules Verne At this moment a guard entered the room, and handed a sealed packet to the magistrate. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

H. Rider Haggard He spoke to his brother, but no answer came — only the great hollow eyes read on in that book which was printed upon his face; that book, sealed to him, but to the dying man an open writing. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing A terrible woman! She regards you as sealed for perdition by the mere fact of your birth. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Give — it — to — her,” and, even as Larose very gently drew a sealed envelope from his breast-pocket, his eyes closed. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Wilkie Collins The pages of my poor friend’s Journal are waiting for you at my house — sealed up, with your name on the wrapper. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

That charitable feat sealed his fate. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Leslie Stephen Orrery succeeded, and brought the letters in a sealed packet to Pope in the summer of 1737. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell At parting he gave me a kind of diploma certifying my abilities as a teacher, sealed with the seal of the Athenee Royal, of which he is professor. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Robert Louis Stevenson I knew that if my secret were to reach the ear of any leader my fate were sealed beyond redemption; and yet in my present pass of horror and despair, it was to these very men that I turned for help. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

He thought hard as he was dressing hurriedly for dinner, and finally sealed the notes in a Bolton Park envelope which he took from the writing-desk in his room. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

While she was sipping her coffee a servant brought her a sealed packet, and a book for her to sign. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Rudyard Kipling He put away a set of sealed cover-glasses and reverently returned some lenses to their velvet shrines. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Wilkie Collins Affair of agent and sealed letter from seven to eight. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry glanced over the document sealed with the royal seal. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he placed the sealed envelope in her hand. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Rudyard Kipling We sealed up the packet, photographs, locket, seals, ring, letter, and lock of hair with The Boy’s sealing-wax and The Boy’s seal. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Why, I do not even remember——” He sealed her lips with a kiss. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Jacques Futrelle I sealed that packet again, and there was never a suspicion that it had been opened. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Even the official seals of the mandarins are formally and with much rejoicing sealed up and laid aside for one month. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Arnold Bennett Their friendship was sealed and published; it became a fact recognised by the two families. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Olaf Stapledon Each stump was sealed with the white glue. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle All this we sealed by the most solemn oaths that the mind could think or the lips utter. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Nellie Bly I have wondered if behind those sealed lips there were dreams we ken not of, or if all was blank? Still, as sad are those cases when the patients are always conversing with invisible parties. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Their souls spoke to mine, and mine answered back, and the compact of friendship was sealed in a glance. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]