Phrases with "sent"

Jane Target fetched him for his ma close upon a hour ago; and Mrs. Brobson sent me for him, and I fancied as you might have got him with you, sir. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope He had not addressed a copy to his friend, nor had he intended that one should be sent to him. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle He himself always swore that it was an accident, but at any rate he sent the strongest current of a most powerful battery rattling and crashing through my system. Crabbe’s Practice by Arthur Conan Doyle

Isabella Bird Here the servant who had been kindly sent with me left me, and the few hours which were to elapse before I should join my friends seemed to present insurmountable difficulties. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Charles Dickens I sent Atkinson up to th’ farm for to bring down Bob, and Jack came wi’ him back to th’ shippon for to look after other man. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Nellie Bly Having some family trouble, and being penniless and nowhere to go, I applied to the commissioners to be sent to the poorhouse until I would be able to go to work. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

At last I got an Indian with his bow and arrow: he stood up in the canoe with his bow ready bent, and as we drifted past the place he sent his arrow into the cayman’s eye, and killed it dead. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Then Browne conducted her to the street, and, having placed her in a cab, sent her home, promising to call later on in the day to report progress. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

But if he planned to spend a night somewhere he couldn’t meet you that day in Paris.’ ‘Oh, being a day late wouldn’t worry Bill. He could have sent me a wire on the 4th. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Edgar Allan Poe Vessels enough would be met with by which a letter might be sent home explaining the adventure to my parents. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Rudyard Kipling And then the same merciful Providence that has showered good things on my path throughout sent me an embodiment of the city of Chicago, so that I might remember it forever. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Algernon Blackwood To her, it was right and natural, for instance, that her husband’s money should mostly be sent away to help those who were without it. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

We kept it for a day and as she did not call for it, sent it down to the office on Wednesday morning. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle It was then that I wrote and sent the paper to you, Mr. Holmes. It was not a thing that I could take to the police, for they would have laughed at me, but you will tell me what to do. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

George Gissing A draught given by the physician sent him to sleep, and from the second hour after sunset until nearly noon of today he had lain unconscious. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Marie Corelli If we are not quick to the rescue he will be sent ‘into retreat,’ which can be translated as forced detention, otherwise imprisonment. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Gertrude Stein It was at this time that Jean Cocteau who prides himself on being eternally thirty was writing a little biography of Picasso, and he sent him a telegram asking him to tell him the date of his birth. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Steele Rudd We were to get the wire to put in when Dad sent the money; and apply for the deeds when he came back. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Robert Louis Stevenson Then I sent a boat round to Fort Genois [Fort Genova of 1858], where the cable is landed, with all sorts of things and directions, whilst I went ashore to see about coals and a room at the fort. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton He sent his name down to the subterranean restaurant, and Mr. Spragg presently appeared between the limp portieres of the “Adam” writing-room. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

George Gissing I sent for you to ask what more you have to say. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Fabrizio sent this money to his younger sister, who was poorly married. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

She knew I was away, and she sent me the note to await me on my return. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell I sent Atkinson up to th’ farm for to bring down Bob, and Jack came wi’ him back to th’ shippon, for to look after t’other man. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

There she left us, saying that a communication would be sent to us. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Charles Dickens Forty extra porters sent down for this present blessed Race-Week, and all of them making up their betting-books in the lamp-room or somewhere else, and none of them to come and touch the luggage. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

George Gissing He sent for you to bail him out. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Edmund Burke I do not think they were unwise in ancient Rome, who, when they wished to new-model their laws, sent commissioners to examine the best-constituted republics within their reach. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

E. Phillips Oppenheim All the same, I must confess I had rather be in Washington. Have you sent that cable?” “I’ve sent one a yard long. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I sent for you today because Mrs. Sowerby said I ought to see you. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Wilkie Collins She took up her garden hat from a chair, and then went straight to Penelope with this question:- “Mr. Franklin Blake sent you with a message to me this morning?” “Yes, miss. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Richard Hakluy The Cacique of Chicaça came to visit him many times; and sometimes the Gouernour sent to call him, and sent him a horse to goe and come. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Arthur Morrison An’ now I think of it I expect he sent me out a-purpose in case — well, in case if I knowed I might get up to summat with the will. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells The sphere hit the water with a huge splash: it must have sent it fathoms high. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Andrew Lang So the King sent a messenger to the Princess for the ring. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy The stars were flickering coldly, and the dampness which had just descended upon the earth in rain now sent up a chill from it. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Rudyard Kipling I sent runners asking for Jan Chinn lest worse should come to us. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

He feared that if he sent it floating on down stream, it might chance to be observed from the gates, and thus suspicion be aroused. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

They sent me your portrait, taken at eight years old; that portrait confirmed my fears. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Willa Cather I’ve sent Miss Kronborg away; turned her over to Bowers, for voice. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Rudyard Kipling Put in the appeal at once, sir, an’ asked to be sent to the dormitory waitin’ for you. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Andrew Lang He sent her a second time to bring straw, and, slipping in after her, he heard how she lamented for her mother. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy Sir Blount Constantine was not in London at the address which had been anonymously sent her. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

E. F. Benson This lecture was printed in a local paper, and Celia Amelia sent a copy of it to Ellen, with a couple of ducks. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope The fly was to be sent for her at ten, and it was calculated that by the time she returned, Ralph would certainly have taken his leave. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Gissing Should the case be declared dangerous, Lydia of course must be sent for, but that was a dark possibility from which her thoughts willingly averted themselves. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He now remembered that he had tasted nothing since morning; and he sent hastily for a bottle of wine and some biscuits. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Guy de Maupassan To a cocotte or an actress he would have sent flowers or even a jewel; but he was tortured with perplexity before this new situation. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

H. Rider Haggard I am saved, by the mercy of the Gods and the might of Eric’s arm, and this is my counsel: that nothing be told of this tale, but that Swanhild be sent away where she can harm us no more. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

I pulled myself together, and now, as cold as ice, faced the barrier from where we were to be sent off. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells He sent a huge boulder of chalk bursting among them, and then ripped up a dozen yards of rail with a mighty plunge of his foot. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

We sent friendly messages, but, fearing to intrude upon some secret council, remained on board. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Sir Walter Scott Carry the fish up to Monkbarns.” “That I will — or I’ll send little Jenny, she’ll rin faster; but I’ll ca’ on Miss Grizzy for the dram mysell, and say ye sent me. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

D. H. Lawrence Her father had to learn not to see her blithe obliviousness, or it would have sent him mad. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Two days later he sent her up a book and a little note, urging her to read and be busy. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

When I joined the militia I had been told that I should be sent to the front the next day, but in fact I had to wait while a fresh centuria was got ready. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Sinclair Lewis She sent orders to Minneapolis “fancy grocers. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy So his lordship sent for Master Swithin this morning, and meeting him in the churchyard read him such an excommunicating lecture as I warrant he won’t forget in his lifetime. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

The pigs had sent out a large bottle of pink medicine which they had found in the medicine chest in the bathroom, and Clover administered it to Boxer twice a day after meals. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

In such a case what is to be done? Is he to be sent to the Assizes by himself, tried and convicted, while his comrades escape scot free? No; it is best to set him at liberty. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing Two blast-furnaces sent up their flare and lit luridly the devastated scene. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Rutledge sent me a message to come,” Bosworth volunteered. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Maria Edgeworth He sent for Moriarty, and cross-questioning him, heard the whole; for Moriarty had not been sworn to secrecy, and had very good ears. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Gaskell Th’ chaplain at the New Bailey sent and gived me an order to see Jonas Higginbotham; him as was taken up last week for throwing vitriol in a knob-stick’s face. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Charles Kingsley To have been on his heels sixteen days, and not sent this through him yet!” And he shook his sword impatiently. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang On this the King sent at once a messenger to the Starvation Tower, and he was so astonished with what he saw that he remained rooted to the spot. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Next day, the Duchessa sent out to purchase some exotic plants, and posed as a great lover of botany. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Maria Edgeworth What have you there — a manuscript?” “Yes, a little journal of Edward Percival’s, which he sent for the entertainment of Helena.” Lady Delacour stretched out her hand for it. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

He was put into the Abbey quite a Child; The common People say that He fell from heaven, and was sent as a present to the Capuchins by the Virgin.’ ‘That was very kind of her. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Arthur Machen People were crossing to and fro, jostling against each other, swarming about certain shops and stalls in a dense dark mass that quivered and sent out feelers as if it were one writhing organism. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Anthony Trollope I take a greater share of what’s going than my predecessors have done; and I don’t mind telling you that I have been sent here, because a man was wanted who would do that. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

He told Drummond that “the Earl of Pembroke sent him 20 pounds every first day of the new year to buy new books. Ben Jonson by Felix E. Schelling

Benjamin Disraeli He sent the Prince to an University, and gave him for a tutor a young man about ten years older than his pupil. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Julian Hawthorne What could be in it? Who could have sent it? I looked at the direction, but could make nothing out of that; it was written in an ordinary business hand, quite characterless and non-committal. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Edith Wharton Thence it sent its devastating crimson up to her very temples, to the lobes of her ears, to the edges of her eyelids, beating all over her in fiery waves, as if fanned by some imperceptible wind. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

Babalatchi wanted a big canoe manned by twelve men to be sent out after dark towards Bulangi’s clearing. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Andrew Lang So they seared him and sent word to St. Germaines which made his execution be hastened. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

George Borrow Carlos Tercero, our great king, sent his own painter from Madrid to execute it. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Anthony Trollope Sir Thomas sent Mr. Pabsby a cheque for twenty pounds, and received Mr. Pabsby’s acknowledgment, thanking him for his “first” subscription. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Andrew Lang The King sent her a letter every day, but at last, one morning, as she looked out of the palace window, she saw a messenger approaching in hot haste. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

So he sent his favourite serving-man, a person of mild manners and cleanliness, to offer special dishes to the bard. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

You smile? Ah, but it is so, or else people would be sent to the rightabout at the second sentence. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope He had begun his life in the colonies a little under a cloud, having been sent out from home after the perpetration of some peccadillo of which the law had disapproved. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen I sent a specimen chapter, and so far as I remember Davenport counselled me to defer the writing of that sort of book till I was eighty or thereabouts. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Anthony Trollope She got up from her chair, intending at first to seek her, and then, changing her purpose, rang the bell and sent for her. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Essex refused to move; he sent back a message that he was too ill to leave his bed; his friends crowded about him; and it was determined that the morrow should see the end of the Secretary’s reign. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

I had committed myself to doing it when I sent for the rifle. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

M. P. Shiel I had thought it likely that she would write us at the P.O. at Gratz, so I had written to the P.O., and they had now sent on this letter to us in the mountains. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

I think it would please papa to know you sent it. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Virginia Woolf The waves breaking spread their white fans far out over the shore, sent white shadows into the recesses of sonorous caves and then rolled back sighing over the shingle. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

George Meredith Lebe wohl!’ My aunt Dorothy sent a glance at the letter while I was folding it evidently thinking my unwillingness to offer it a sign of bad news or fresh complications. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The place was going to the dogs, everyone’s temper was getting spoilt and they sent each other to the right about for the least word. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Isabella Bird At night the elder lady sent three times for a charm which should give her daughter the love of her husband. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope The message had to be sent at once. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing O’Gree accompanied them as far as the spot where they would meet the omnibus, then, with assurances that to-night had been but the beginning of glorious times, sent them on their way. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Once an agency to which I had applied months earlier sent me a petit bleu, telling me of an Italian gentleman who wanted English lessons. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon The sight of me like that sent him crazy. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

As she had reason to know, poor Addie was very hard up just now, and, unknown to Birtley, she had sent her old friend five pounds only yesterday. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

I will see to having him sent to an asylum for idiots in which I have some interest. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

H. Rider Haggard And then, when she had helped him to carry Miss Terry to her cabin, their hands had accidentally met, and the contact had sent a thrill through her frame such as she had never felt before. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

M. P. Shiel To her surprise, the will was in duplicate, for Sir Peter had lately sent over for the copy at Bretherton’s in order to make some notes, but had been surprised by illness and death. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

James Anthony Froude A party forms in the town in favour of surrender, and Mr. Parley is sent to Eargate to treat for terms. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

D. H. Lawrence It never occurred to me when I sent it, that you mightn’t think it decent. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Mr. Leveridge sent his MS. type-written to several firms, and it was declined by one after another. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The dejected gardener went mad soon after Whitsuntide, and had to be sent to an asylum. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Then spake Prince Rudeger of Bechelaren: “Etzel, a high-born king, hath in good faith sent you a friendly greeting, my lady, by messengers hither to this land. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Anthony Trollope Sir Henry had said also on this day that he would not dine at home; but he came home before dinner; and after being for a few minutes in his own study, he sent for his wife. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry James He sent his coach and his housekeeper to fetch her home. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

When I last wrote to you I sent you a much larger remittance than I had ever done before, and I told you that I should allow you six hundred a year, to be paid quarterly. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope From the moment of my marrying him till his death, I hardly spoke to a man but in his presence; and when once I did, it was he that had sent him. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith They sent undistinguished able men to army and navy—lieutenants given to be critics of their captains, but trustworthy for their work. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope Most of our outlying convict establishments have been sent back upon our hands from our colonies, but here one is still maintained. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang This rose and this nightingale the Princess was to have, and so they were both put into silver caskets and sent to her. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Of all this Roden could say nothing in this first letter to Lady Frances. But it was to this that he alluded when he hoped that she would not think better of him because of the news which he sent her. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arthur Machen If next Thursday, the 22nd, suits you, a carriage shall be sent at four o’clock to bring you to the hotel, and will take you back to Corunna Square, after you have joined us in a little dinner. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

He syngeth crowyng as a nightyngale; And sent hire pyment, meth, and spiced ale, And wafres pypyng hoot out of the gleede; And for sche was of toune, he profrede meede. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Sinclair Lewis Dismayed, shocked, disgusted, he stumbled and sought to flee, and was sent flat. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Jane Austen I am very glad I sent Chapman to you. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Maria Edgeworth I could not match the wire, and I sent the boy out to an ironmonger’s a few hours ago. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Gaskell I had carried what luggage I immediately needed with me from my lodgings and the rest was to be sent by the carrier. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

That evening he sent for Dr. R— — then in large and fashionable practice in Dublin, and their interview was, it is said, an odd one. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Daniel Defoe She did so; her uncle, as she called him, sent a coach and four horses for us, and we were carried near forty miles I know not whither. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Edith Wharton Then, in a moment, May was beside him, such radiance streaming from her that it sent a faint warmth through his numbness, and he straightened himself and smiled into her eyes. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Thorstein sent forthwith a messenger to Wick to Flosi, and so to the nighest farm-steads. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Gaston Leroux I thank the Heaven that has sent you here. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Anthony Trollope Every ball as it came to him was sent away into infinite space. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford His wife would type out what he sent home. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Andrew Lang One son tried to keep himself awake with playing cards; another mounted a horse and rode round and round the tree, while the two others, whom their father as a last hope sent together, lit bonfires. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Baldwin Spencer Some of the bees, on which he put web, he sent away to distant parts to make honey bags for the natives there. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Across this unquiet stage may be seen to pass, in the lively letters which Morier sent home, the figures of potential and actual princes of Bulgaria, of whom only two deserve mention to-day. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Towards daybreak I was not surprised to hear that I was designated to command the escort of a prisoner who was to be sent down at once to Santiago. Of course the prisoner was Gaspar Ruiz’ wife. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

I sent at once for the doctor downstairs, but he was out; and—and——” she did not finish her sentence. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

John Galsworthy She would like to see that old Kruger sent to St. Helena. She could remember so well the news of Napoleon’s death, and what a, relief it had been to his grandfather. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Ford Madox Ford But the sixteenth section will desperately need a good man if General Perry is sent home. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

M. P. Shiel I sent up the melody, and with it my soul, hoping for her face at the window: when a sudden consciousness of danger, a sense of some luminous descending mass, appalled me. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Bessie sent me here to try and win you for my wife. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

The next day, when the carcass had been cut up, joints of pork were distributed to those neighbours who had sent similar ones at their own pig-killing. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Willa Cather I’d have been terribly cut up if you’d sent me away. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

He would have sent it with the carts. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Edith Wharton She seemed hard up, and I sent Hinton to her with a cheque. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

At last he raised himself again upon the crest of a swell and sent a long, anxious hail across the waste. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Ivan Turgenev Nikolai Petrovich sent Fenichka in to him once with a glass of lemonade; Pavel Petrovich looked at her intently and drank off the glass to the last drop. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Willa Cather That’s why I sent Mandy to fetch you. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Ann Radcliffe She now learnt the full extent of her obligation to La Motte; for she was till now ignorant that when he sent her from the forest he saved her from death. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Benjamin Disraeli He sent for the groom of the chambers, and was informed the house was clear, save that some single men still lingered, as is their wont. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Benjamin Disraeli He sent for Sir Carte, who gave every information, and assured him that, had he had the least idea that a limit was an object, he would have made his arrangements accordingly. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

In former days the Viceroy would at once have undertaken the task, and probably would have sent down five thousand men to open the diggings. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

George Gissing I’ll read you the answer as he’s sent me. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

G. K. Chesterton Nevertheless, he accepted Prime Ministers as he accepted railway trains — as part of a system which he, at least, was not the revolutionist sent on earth to destroy. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Richard Burton As my foot still gave me great pain, Shaykh Hamid sent for a donkey. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope And then this lord had sent for him for the very purpose of injuring and wounding him through his daughter’s name. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

In winter, salt butter would be sent for and toast would be made and eaten with celery. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Mrs Marby, her son and sister were seated with their father when the latter sent for Rashleigh, and on his entrance the Colonel said, “Ladies, permit me to introduce my new servant to you. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Arthur Conan Doyle That stern old man had sent his son away and hidden him from the world lest some scandal should come to light. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

The sheet of notepaper bearing the printed message he sent to the handwriting expert. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins I rang the bell, under protest (imagine her receiving a present from a gentleman to whom she had spoken for the first time that morning!)— and the groom was sent off to Browndown with the letter. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch By the church gate she met the belated Methodists hurrying up, and passed a word or two of information that sent them panting on. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

By and by the King spake and said: “I sent for thee because I think it good I and thou should talk together while yet is time for talking. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

I was no fool with a rifle, and had meant to take him directly over the heart, but my hands were shaking, and instead I sent the bullet high, and it struck him over the left temple. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Nellie Bly Finally some one suggested that an officer be sent for. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Jacques Futrelle Her father had sent her to her room with a stern reprimand, and she giggled joyously as she remembered it. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

He sent me out to buy a bottle of port wine, and got Miss Kester’s little apprentice to run for the nearest doctor. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Rudyard Kipling But he sent the boxes aboard, and I counted the salmon by the hundred — huge fifty-pounders, hardly dead, scores of twenty- and thirty-pouners, and a host of smaller fish. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

But his outfit might never get near Jagon; it might be stopped and sent packing by the first sentry. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Frances Hodgson Burnett She’s not with the Dowager at Eaton Square. She got ill and was sent away to be hidden in the country. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Ivan Turgenev My father had a brother called Yegor; but he had been sent to Siberia in the year 1797 for some “seditious acts and Jacobin tendencies” (those were the words of the accusation). The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins I stopped by the bedside from that time till the time when Mr. Goodricke sent the person in, as he had promised. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

M. Delisle has promised to make them the richest girls in the province before he goes to court, having been sent for by the king. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Bram Stoker In the trance of three days ago the Count sent her his spirit to read her mind. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Gissing The painter had an appointment for a Sunday in May at Will’s lodgings, to smoke and talk, but on the evening before he sent a telegram excusing himself. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Within five minutes I had the evidence in my hand which would have sent her out to be shot as a spy, and within ten minutes I knew that I cared for her more than any other woman I have ever known. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope He made his way in through the open gate, and would not be sent back though one of the girls told him that there was nobody at home. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

They’ve sent over the very man we need. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

She did not want another whipping, nor to be sent directly back to Uldale again. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Algernon Blackwood At dinner Dr. Silence was still absent, on the public plea of a headache, and though food was sent to his room, I am inclined to believe he did not touch it, but spent the entire time fasting. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Gaston Leroux He has had it sent to the municipal laboratory at Paris to be analysed. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Virginia Woolf Striding, staring, he glared at the statue of the Duke of Cambridge. He had been sent down from Oxford — true. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

We were in debt at the grocery, and credit would have been stopped, only the grocer’s wife (a moustachio’d woman of sixty) had taken a fancy to Jules, who was sent every morning to cajole her. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

He did so, and a maid came, and was sent to Floretta with orders to bring a large fan. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Edith Wharton He had been sent by the District Attorney to have “a quiet talk” with Mr. Granice — to ask him to repeat the statement he had made about the Lenman murder. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Next day I sent for the village mason and asked him to set a long ladder against the well-head of the fall pipe, and examine the valley between the gables. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

John Galsworthy She would have sent her love, but she didn’t know I was coming. Over the River by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy I’ll go and see him; I’ll go down!’ And, sick with nervous anxiety, he sent out for one of the ‘new-fangled’ motor-cabs. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Then the Wicked Old Man sent for another Physician, saying nothing of the first, and an entirely different treatment was ordered. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Wilkie Collins All letters addressed to Romayne are to be sent to his bankers. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I would have sent for you to hear the cross-examination but you know how keen you were to be kept out of it. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Richard Hakluy Presently the Gouernour sent Iohn Danusco with 30. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Elizabeth Gaskell But t’ excisemen had sent back her news by t’ boat as took ’em there. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Baldwin Spencer The young men again bled themselves, but the blood was too hot to drink, so some of them were sent back to Ituka-intura to bring water which they carried back in their shields. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

E. F. Benson Grebe was still let and resonant with forty-seven canaries, and she must shelter them, as Noah took back the dove sent out over the waste of waters, in the Ark of their old home . Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Andrew Lang So they used to call her Titty. Titty was often sent by the bricklayer to fetch water from the fountain, and as she was very proud and lazy the gypsy disliked this very much. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Carlyle He dooms the Monk’s writings to be burnt by the hangman, and his body to be sent bound to Rome, — probably for a similar purpose. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

If you are sent here for the purpose of discovering the murderer of James Conyers, you can be more welcome to no one than to the master of that house. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Andrew Lang He sent the servants back again, and the same voice replied, ‘Immediately.’ ‘He is making fun of me!’ shrieked Kostiei in a rage. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

His wife had sent him to ask where Hester was, as Fraülein had alarmed her earlier in the day. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

I sent the money to you ten days ago—a bank-note, enclosed in a letter to yourself. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Henry Fielding Mr Barnabas was again sent for, and with much difficulty prevailed on to make another visit. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Jules Verne Corporal Pim must be sent for. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

She sent for the gentleman who she knew was her aunt’s executor, that her will might be opened and necessary directions given for the funeral. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Arion had been sent to grass, and was running wild in fertile pastures, shoeless and unfettered as the South American mustang on his native prairie. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]