Phrases with "search"

As he soon discovered, it was at the further end of the city, a fact for which he was more than grateful, when he remembered that I should scarcely be likely to venture so far in search of him. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Maria Edgeworth His eye then darted in search of Helen; she had sunk upon a seat behind the harp. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

From Persia he made his way back to Messina, and from thence into France. He afterwards passed over into England, still in search of his great chimera; and this occupied four years more of his life. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Eliot Presently, in her disappointed search for remarkable objects, her eyes fell on a man with a pedlar’s basket before him, who seemed to be selling nothing but little red crosses to all the passengers. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

John Lewis Burckhard The Turks, on the contrary, believe, that, like all strangers who enquire after inscriptions, he was in search of treasure. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

How I had overlooked him during my search for the cat, I cannot imagine. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Wilkie Collins Having failed to find your name in a London Directory, I am now about to search our free library here for a county history of Devon, on the chance that it may assist me. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was the policy of our ancestors to search out even the most secret sins and expose them to shame, without fear or favor, in the broadest light of the noonday sun. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The two of them started poking round in search of the other box of pipes. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

H. G. Wells Why do we lovers never tell these things? The real things? He began to search his mind for words and phrases to express his gathering emotion, but these words and phrases were difficult to find. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

William Hope Hodgson And truly it was very dreadful to see the thing make search for us, and to go so steadfast to so dread a purpose. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Morrison Josh Perrott, however, hard as nails and respected for it, feared neither Rann nor Leary, and leaving a little money with his missis, carried his morning mouth in search of beer. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope It gave her no comfort to say to herself that she had undertaken to look for that which she knew she would not find, and that therefore her search could do no harm. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

He judged that of all places in South Australia, the White House itself would be the very last one that the police would search for him. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Ann Radcliffe The Countess had missed it almost immediately after his departure from the closet, and had caused a search to be made, which proving fruitless, her suspicions wavered upon him. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Rudyard Kipling I drifted across to the men’s fires in search of Mulvaney, whom I found strategically greasing his feet by the blaze. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He found himself remembering how on one summer morning they two had started from New York in search of happiness. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

But we’ve picketed the building where his flat is and at seven o’clock in the morning I’m going in myself with a search warrant. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Abraham Merri But look as closely as we might, search in every nook and corner as we did, we could not find it. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope It is a search in which every human being spends an existence. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall Her knees were particularly scarified that morning, so she limped off in search of the unsuspecting housemaid. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

In 1845 the Quillinans went to Oporto in search of health, and returned in 1846, in the trust that it was regained. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

She would leave them in peace to pursue their search for the soul of a murderer. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Gaskell It had been one of Owen’s favourite resorts when he had been a lonely wanderer — a pilgrim in search of love in the years gone by. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Anthony Trollope The lodes have been so rich with lead that the speculators have been content to take out the metal that was easily reached, and to go off in search of fresh ground when disturbed by water. North America by Anthony Trollope

I will now give an account of how my two officers fared on their journey in search of a depot to the north. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Wilkie Collins And now I’ll do it!’ It was useless to search the room. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

G. K. Chesterton He called in a few of the police to assist in routing out the interior, leaving the rest to spread themselves in a search party outside. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

From their conversation he received much encouragement to continue the search for the philosopher’s stone, which soon began to occupy nearly all his thoughts. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Gaston Leroux He continued his search with his heart heavier and heavier, he had a presentiment that he was on the point of discovering a new misfortune. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

William Hope Hodgson Well, I simply want you to substitute for it the one I shall give you tonight, and which, of course, you can search then as hard as you like, before the boss. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton His eyes seemed to search the girl more closely. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The afternoon went on, and my search with it in the intervals of the racing. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

Charles Dickens Sir Walter Raleigh himself, after marrying a maid of honour and giving offence to the Maiden Queen thereby, had already sailed to South America in search of gold. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Sir Richard Burton So he said within himself, “Surely the like of this palace will not lack of victual,” and, leaving the horse above, went down in search of somewhat to eat. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

H. G. Wells The object of Mr. Cavor’s search was a substance that should be “opaque” — he used some other word I have forgotten, but “opaque” conveys the idea — to “all forms of radiant energy. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Guy de Maupassan He went in search of his wife, and found her drinking chocolate at the buffet with two strange men. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Some few stragglers were taken, from time to time, in the neighbourhood of the Christian camp, whither they had wandered in search of food. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Now, deliberately, Cleves began a more thorough search of the apartment, looking behind curtains, under beds, into clothes presses, behind sofas. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Meanwhile Prudence threw her eyes around the room, in search of one who had not yet bidden her welcome. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Thomas Hardy Only a wall — but what a wall! Every day, every hour, as he went in search of labour, he saw them going and coming also, rubbed shoulders with them, heard their voices, marked their movements. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

It takes a long time to search a room thoroughly, and by the time the two men had done with the dining-room and the drawing-room, they felt tired. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle To-morrow I must think out some way by which I shall keep in touch with this camp, and yet search round for any traces of my unhappy friends. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Jules Verne They woke up the householders; they compelled them to search their houses, prepared to indemnify them later on for the outrage on their privacy. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

He quickly helped her off with her wraps, and said with an affectionate smile: “And here in my place, as you see, there was a search last night. Mother by Maksim Gorky

It has been made part of a convict-policeman’s duty to search a fellow-prisoner anywhere and at any time. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

You are welcome to search the house from attic to basement. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

At length Melick, who had gone off in search of something more effective, made his appearance armed with an axe. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

He did not search me, and in the bathroom he actually gave me a clean towel to myself—an unheard-of luxury. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

T. E. Lawrence Sergeant Stokes made casts out to left and right, in search of gun-positions, but found nothing that was satisfactory. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Lawson Then you force yourself to be calm, and proceed to search yourself systematically, in a methodical manner. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Florence Dixie Gregorio had been absent all day in search of guanaco, but as he had gone on foot and taken no dogs with him, he had been unable to secure the one or two which he had managed to wound. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Radclyffe Hall Martin the kindly, the thoroughly normal, seemed never at a loss as to what they should do or where they should go when in search of pleasure. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins After informing her that the Diamond must have been taken by somebody in the house, he requested permission for himself and his men to search the servants’ rooms and boxes on the spot. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anna Katherine Green It is for you to say whether, all things considered, I am to drop the matter here or proceed blindly in search of the motive lying back of every premeditated crime. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Ann Radcliffe The search ended in disappointment. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Walter Scott Astarte and her companion had been despatched by the Empress Irene in search of Anna Comnena, through those apartments of the palace which she was wont to inhabit. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Edgar Allan Poe I bade them search — search well. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

I was not acquainted with Foxwell’s Hotel, but after some little search I discovered it. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

David Hume How painful soever this inward search or enquiry may appear, it becomes, in some measure, requisite to those, who would describe with success the obvious and outward appearances of life and manners. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Her eyes roved about in search of something to do for them. Mother by Maksim Gorky

There had been no appearance of Croupin in the dungeons and the detective, according to the arrangement made with the chef, had come up in search of food. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Gaston Leroux Finding that the keeper did not keep his appointment, he, Bernier, had gone in search of him. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Algernon Blackwood I search for lost companions, but do not find them the golden skins and ladiant faces, the mighty figures and the splendid shapes. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Walter Scott The Duke’s servants, who had obeyed his impatient summons, were hastily directed to search for this tantalising siren in every direction. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Wilkie Collins No sooner was Valentine’s back turned than Mrs. Blyth’s hand was passed under the pretty swan’s-down coverlet that lay over her couch, as if in search of something hidden beneath it. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Close about in all directions, except north, were broken masses of hills, and we decided to search among them for a new point of departure. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arthur Conan Doyle The rescued prisoners, their hunger appeased and their clothes restored, led the search for booty. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

In a very short space of time the information was communicated to the ants below, and a dense column rushed up to search for their prey. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Walter Besant No one is in search of him; no one wants to arrest him; but if he be by any accident discovered and clapped in ward, then will his neck be twisted and his song spoiled. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

It required only one glance to assure him that these were the equipages he was in search of; he therefore turned his bridle, and rode back to the king. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins I moved to search for the matches on a chest of drawers, which stood near the window. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Henry James Isabel was full of premises, conclusions, emotions; if she had come in search of local colour she found it everywhere. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Vandeloup, quite ignorant that his friend was watching the house, put on his gloves leisurely, and walked in search of his hostess. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Arnold Bennett Edwin, in search of an occupation, prepared to write letters to one or two distant relatives of his mother. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Bram Stoker So he gulped down the rest of his tea and stood up, saying that he was going to begin the search then and there. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

The matter was reported to the police, and a search was made through the vessel. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Their eyes met, and hers, which had been wandering around the room as though in search of some acquaintance, seemed instantly and fervently held. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

No one has been this way in search of us, I hope?” “Not a living soul, your Majesty,” the man replied. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A thoroughly careful search produced no results. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

John Galsworthy I could make a search for you. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

She flew through the chambers to search for her in vain — the hireling had caught Gionetta’s fears, and vanished. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

I was purposely slow in answering him — I had all the longer time to search his face. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

At that moment the seaman, whom the skipper had sent in search of the steward, made his appearance from the companion, followed by the functionary in question. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Jules Verne The old man only lived now in the old iron clock that had not been returned! Master Zacharius must have gone in search of it. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

Elizabeth Gaskell In the morning, the captain’s first care was to go out in search of the boy Elias, and the missing letter. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Abraham Merri And so I search for them —” here he sighed mightily —“who would once more be beautiful in woman’s eyes. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

George Gissing Having glanced carelessly at the total, Alexander began to search his pockets. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle The father was away in search of his son. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Their religion had long ceased to give them satisfaction, and they looked anxiously round in search of a better. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

George Gissing Egger had lately, under the influence of some desperate delusion, come to our hospitable clime in search of his fortune. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Thereupon he asked to speak to him, but after holding on for a couple of minutes or so whilst a search was being made in the hotel, he was informed that the gentleman in question had gone out. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

After the Emperor and Empress had destroyed John of Cappadocia, they were desirous of appointing someone else to his office, and agreed to search for a man even more vicious than he. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Letters, receipts, bills, inventories and tax-papers were mingled in hopeless confusion; and among these Mrs. Barkamb set to work to search for Captain Maldon’s letter. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The line was free along the whole length of the train, and people came and went, prowling round the carriages like beasts of prey in search of carrion. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

But first we met our dear Chilians coming to our hotel from the hotel they had chosen, and from a search for hearthstones in others; and we drove to the only hotel they had left unvisited. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Bram Stoker Taking his field glasses from the case, he stood on the top of the rock, and began to search the horizon. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

He knows that I have come to London in search of a doctor. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

She obeyed her stepmother’s behests unmurmuringly, and wandered wearily by the dreary seashore in the dismal November weather, in search of health and strength. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Still, for all that, it would be well worth while going out to search for it; and these times of Pasco–Peruvian enterprise are favourable to the undertaking. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

G. K. Chesterton Anyhow, the political motives which were supposed to move Blondel to search everywhere for this large and muscular gentleman were of course of the loftiest kind. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Henry James He had wandered to England in search of fortune, like other itinerants, and had embarked, with a partner and a small green handcart, on the sale of penny ices. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Washington Irving Like the garden of Irem, it is protected by a mighty charm, which hides it from the view and search of mortals, excepting such as possess the secret of its talismans. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

So, that night I put fifteen grains of veronal into his coffee and at one o’clock in the morning went in to search his room. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

I bade his man let him sleep till he woke, and went off in search of food. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

This last Florus thought to be an idle foolery; but he said, that we should not forbear to search into the causes of the other things as if they were incomprehensible. Symposiacs by Plutarch

The corner of her eye was engaged in a search for David, albeit her set mouth seemed unrelenting. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Oh, could one search the weary earth — The earth from sea to sea — He’d turn and mingle in our mirth; For we’re the merriest three. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

When I saw that he was growing really anxious, I suggested that he should go one way, and I the other, in search of you. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

A small creek, lined with gum-trees, issued from an opening or glen, up which I rode in search of water, but was perfectly unsuccessful, as not a drop of the life-sustaining fluid was to be found. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

George Eliot Strange, I never missed it! See, Tessa,’ he added, as he spread out the smaller articles, and selected the one he was in search of. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

As usual! Another male in search of dirt! ‘Well, any books on midwifery? About babies being born, and so forth. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Lady Laura was a married woman; but she felt that her friend would have been wrong to search for secrets, unless she were ready to tell her own. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang It was the old aunt in her youth, and further search discovered her ancient festal-gown, of stiff brocade. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

Sybrandt stole out of the company, and went in search of Cornelis. They put their heads together over the news: Italy was an immense distance off. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Virginia Woolf The movement in search of something new was of course infinitely small, affecting only a handful of well-to-do people. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Frances Hodgson Burnett And it might take too much time to search for them now. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

He could even make out the sparrows that were hopping in search of crumbs upon the wide balcony of the dining-room. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Arthur Conan Doyle It is not your army or your navy against which we have to guard, but it is your terrible younger son and your man in search of a career. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

T. E. Lawrence East of the Christians lay semi-pastoral Moslem communities; and on the last edge of cultivation, some villages of Ismailia outcasts, in search of the peace men would not grant. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

It was the monastery, in search of which we had come so far and braved so much. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

The search yielded nothing of interest. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Baldwin Spencer He said, Where is my brother? At last he threw his net in and all that he had and dived down in search of his brother. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jack London And El–Soo had wit — rarely sharp to hurt, yet quick to search out forgivable weakness. Lost Face by Jack London

Andrew Lang That is why for several years they sent in search of them to different countries, but no one ever came on the trace of the poor little ones. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He wandered up one pavement and down the other in search of it. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her thoughts had gone back to this time even while Mr. Ness had been speaking; for it was there her father had lived, and it was after his death that her cares in search of a subsistence had begun. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

M. P. Shiel At the library I obtained some volumes of the county papers, and though my search was, of course, very hurried, I harked back nearly a year, and what I half-expected I found. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Nellie Bly The guard coming in search of me, found us at this critical moment. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

If that was so, his outrageous behaviour to his own cousin, a rich and blameless widower in search of a wife, was inexplicable. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

D. H. Lawrence Ah, my dear fellow, what is life but a search for a friend? A search for a friend — that sums it up. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne He had several times declared that the search for the castaways was useless, when some new trace contradicted him, and enabled Penellan to exult over him. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had been knocked down, beaten, and his cloak and hat taken away by these ruffians, and all night he had wandered in the darkness, like myself, in search of help. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

He reached his destination before the return of the party who had gone to search for the missing man. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith The Countess grew extremely fatigued, and had to dismiss Polly, in spite of her eager petitions to be allowed to search under the carpets and inside the bed. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

A party was soon formed to search for the missing man. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

His tight trousers against which boots and canes are constantly thudding, his astuteness in search of food, his postal order which never turns up, have made him famous wherever the Union Jack waves. Collected Essays by George Orwell

All that democracy ever meant lies there, the attainment of a truer Aristocracy or Government of the Best. Make search for the Able man. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Wilkie Collins As I had hoped and anticipated, after a while Lady Clarinda (missing me from the group around the piano) came in search of me. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

But he soon wearied of the paths of virtue and presently went in search of a grasshopper, with evil intent. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Wilkie Collins When the astonishment caused by his appearance had partially subsided, a search was instituted for the missing report. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle If there was one report there might be others, so I looked round the hut in search of them. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Abraham Merri After that we will set up camp, and while I unpack, you and Olaf search the island. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Arthur Morrison Josh Perrott had been out since early morning, and Dicky, too, had done no more than look in for a moment in search of dinner. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

George Meredith He persuaded her to join him in examining it, and together they bent their heads, turning leaf by leaf, facing, laughing, pursuing the search for more, sometimes freely shouting. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

You must sometimes search for it where you don’t. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy As he descended to the level ground of the water-meadows he cast his glance westward, with a frequency that revealed him to be in search of some object in the distance. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Guy de Maupassant Finally they sold their house and set out to search together. The Dispenser of Holy Water (Le Donneur d'eau bénite) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Bronislaw Malinowski If we consider their modes of procuring food, we find that the women had to go in search of roots, grubs, etc. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell I promised mother I would!” She pulled herself away, and went in search of the boy. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

George Meredith I may be dull—I do not understand what started you on your journey in search of me. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Since the four friends had been each in search of his equipments, there had been no fixed meeting between them. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells We rode out down the road to the south to search some hills, and found the Boers in fair strength away to the east of us. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Thomas Hardy It was that which set me thinking of that past time — and induced me to search on the hill for what I have told you. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Books — books — old books full of forgotten knowledge! I was certain that if I had the scholarship to search the grave rows I would find out wonderful things. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Gissing Arrived at Clapham Junction, she began to search wearily, indifferently, for the kind of shop that might answer her purpose. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

He didn’t search for other stains, but as I say, he noticed those upon the sleeve, and he therefore wrung it out in cold water under the tap before he undressed and got into bed. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Her eyes went roving away presently, possibly in search of Tod. I stole a glance at him; but he did not appear to see her. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

He began to read it aloud; But his eyes frequently wandered from the Book, while He anxiously cast them round in search of the Spirit, whom He wished, yet dreaded to behold. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

G. K. Chesterton It was unwise to search Sussex to discover if Kentish men had tails, or England to learn if French husbands had horns. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Blake might make his appearance in search of me, unless I went to him at once in his own room. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anthony Trollope The novelist cannot expect that any such search will be made. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Scotty, a little hairy tramp with a bastard accent sired by Cockney out of Glasgow, was tobaccoless, his tin of cigarette ends having fallen out of his boot during the search and been impounded. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

A search had been made in his house also. Mother by Maksim Gorky

They had actually gone so far as to search thoroughly through ever corner of The Grand Australasian Hotel itself, although to the little strip of garden opposite they had never given a thought. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Olaf Stapledon He then went in search of his bank and drew out all that would remain of his balance after the payment of Mrs. Wheelwright’s bill. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

William Dampier In all our search we found no water but old wells on the sandy bays. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

I gave one last look at the cairn, and then, side by side, we set off down the hillside to go in search of my horse. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Willa Cather But what of the last survivors? It is possible that when autumn wore on, and no one returned from the farms, the aged banded together, went in search of their people, and perished in the plain. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Wilkie Collins The Doctor came into the library in search of a book. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The solicitor gave an order, then went in search of the telephone box. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle For my own part, I forced my horse through the throng in search of the Emperor. There were things which I saw then, as I pressed through that dreadful crowd, which can never be banished from my mind. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I now think that his seeming desertion of me had been but due to a desire to search out his ferocious mate and bring her, too, to live with me. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

He is still abroad, roaming about somewhere in search of adventures. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He went instead in search of Sogrange, and found him in his stateroom. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Andrew Lang Then they said to her: ‘Since you will not marry anyone but the King of the Peacocks, we are going out together into the wide world to search for him. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The search after a stray lamb, or the devices by which we elude or endeavoured to elude punishment, filled up the hours of afternoon; in the evening my flock went to its fold, and I to my sister. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Olaf Stapledon They despised the landsmen, but they were ever in search of a shore job. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Machen I search my memory for further details of my occupation with Chandos and Co. I think that the Shakespeare Calendar occupied me during odd hours for a week or more. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lady Fiske went at once in search of her son. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Anthony Trollope But still it was almost necessary that he should account for his search of her. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

William Black The old clergyman, after being in search of his daughter, has found her, and is now—having left her in an inn—returning to his family and his home. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

The ex-Sergeant–Major had in his time commanded parties in search of deserters, and he was not a bad slaught-hound of that sort. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The jacamar lives entirely on insects, but never goes in search of them. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Robert Burns The mother soon followed the father to the grave: she died in the south of France, whither she had gone in search of health. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Wilkie Collins Who is to search the conservatory?” “With your ladyship’s permission, I will search the conservatory. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Anthony Trollope It was believed that no information could be laid before a magistrate sufficient to justify a search-warrant; and, in such circumstances, no search should have been attempted. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

This may not be a cheering prospect; but we shall at least be free from the vain search for the undiscovered and undiscoverable essence of the term species. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Arthur Conan Doyle They were only to be found upon every third step, showing with what fiendish swiftness this human tiger had rushed upstairs in search of his victim. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

Andrew Lang Being naturally timid, the silence began to terrify him, and he resolved to search once more through all the rooms; but it was of no use. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Daniel Defoe With Hengist, Saxons; Danes with Sweno came, In search of plunder, not in search of fame. The True-Born Englishman by Daniel Defoe [1701]

Alphonse Daudet Tartarin of Tarascon left his prince and his camel and went in search of a good spot for lying in wait. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Robert Louis Stevenson I see, and pity you; and then Go, casting off the idle pity, In search of better, braver men, My own way freely through the city. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ll search the house before I leave. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

George Meredith Since Adam’s expulsion, it seemed, the tailors of this wilderness had been in search of it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Virginia Woolf Meanwhile, it was decided that it was too late to go in search of ruins as they had intended; and the whole party began to walk towards the stables where the carriage had been put up. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim These had not been subjected to search and were inside the car with them. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

My search was fruitless, and after a while I gave it up and came back to find Mr. Wilde squatting on his high chair by the table. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Elizabeth Von Arnim The two drivers told Lady Caroline boys would have to carry the luggage up to the castle, and she went in search of some, while Mrs. Fisher waited in the fly because of her stick. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

I had often desired my friends to search no farther, most of all fearing the passage of Theophrastus, in which he has collected many things whose causes we cannot discover. Symposiacs by Plutarch