Phrases with "sent"

Arthur Conan Doyle At last, after two or three hours’ fruitless search, he was thinking of turning back in despair, when casting his eyes upwards he saw a sight which sent a thrill of pleasure through his heart. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Willa Cather Mr. Templeton was sent for, and the doctor was sent for. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Arnold Bennett She sent her fondest love, and cake. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Willa Cather Perhaps if young Joseph had been sent into Egypt on a pension fund or a travelling scholarship the end might have been very different. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Wilkie Collins I sent my note to Mr. Playmore by a messenger, and received the kindest reply in return. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Francis Bacon The poets feign, that when Plutus (which is Riches) is sent from Jupiter, he limps and goes slowly; but when he is sent from Pluto, he runs, and is swift of foot. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Charles Dickens These two had sent their personal baggage on by train: only retaining each a knapsack. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Wilkie Collins I sent for him into the hall to see me, as I was going away. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Guy de Maupassan He sent her the flowers which he knew she liked best, and told her that she was his life, that he was dying of waiting for her, of longing for her, for her, his idol. The Sequel to a Divorce (Rencontre) by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith Panic, however, sent up a plaintive whine. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Jules Verne The judge’s report was sent off on the 26th. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Anthony Trollope The musicians are sent to Rome. The men who are good-looking and young are taken to the Prætor’s house. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

M. P. Shiel The door was a little open, as often in that kind of Bloomsbury caravansary, and she was peeping in when the sight of a man coming in the passage sent her skedaddling. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

She told me she had sent for you. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Wilkie Collins He might have sent in his card, and might have been admitted. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

George Meredith The sorcery she sent through his blood communicated itself to hers. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

James Joyce Then he had been sent for a term to Cambridge to see a little life. Dubliners by James Joyce

H. G. Wells And my offer of marriage when at last I sent it to her from Chicago was, as I remember it, almost business-like. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

My sister Kriemhild sent us many a message, too. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Anthony Trollope He seems almost to have been sent into the world to prove the inefficacy of human reason to effect human happiness. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Jack London The housewives of Batavia Road sent them food, but so respectable were the Cavillas that the food was sent anonymously, mysteriously, so as not to hurt their pride. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

He had, so he stated, seen an advertisement in a newspaper that a mummy, swathed in green bandages, was to be sold in Malta; and had sent his assistant to buy it and bring it home. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The family was sent down to Sandymount, now a suburb, but then a seaside village on Dublin Bay, and there, in addition to sea-bathing, they had their fill of mild play-acting. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

George Gissing The way in which he did this sent a chill through Arthur’s veins. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He slipped down his tree in a moment, caught up the crossbow, which he had dropped in the road, and running furiously up, sent a bolt into the bear’s body with a loud shout. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The peasants shunned him as they would the plague; and in case of sickness always sent for the cure. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell And Jonathan Walker is a sinner, because he is sent to prison. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Anthony Trollope She had, as a matter of course, sent for Dr Thorne; but she had thought it so grave a peril that the medical skill of no one man could suffice. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins After a few preliminary words on either side, Mr. Merrick sent the landlady into the bedroom to see if his patient was awake or asleep. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. G. Wells Marjorie did not dare to have an idea about food or domestic arrangements; if she touched that routine so much as with her little finger it sent up the bills. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Eliot He thinks I am only gone to my cousin, because she sent for me. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

H. G. Wells It is well you sent for me as you did. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

He had pulled him about a lot and sent him away with a huge packet of pills that Bob Henderson said would, for certain, reduce all the inflammation in a few weeks. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

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]

He sent Lady Russell, the sister of his wife and Lady Bacon, on an embassy to her nephew, with conciliatory messages and bearing offers of employment and reward. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

George Gissing Mary sent the youngsters a little earlier than usual to bed. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

F. Scott Fitzgerald One day Carhart sent for Samuel and, closing the door of his inner office, offered him a chair and a cigar. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

She had already sent Rosalie to bed; and now the dawn soon broke, still and grey, over the snow which whitened the housetops. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

He put the arranged signal in his window early in the morning, a blind drawn unevenly this time, and Mattin sent a boy up to the castle to collect a pair of boots for mending. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

George Gissing Mr. Boddy sent for me just now—that was why I had to go out. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Meredith Ammiani presently descended and obtained a guard from the barricade; word was sent on to the barricades in advance toward the citadel. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edith Wharton She sent for the doctor and told him she was sure she needed a nerve tonic. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Maria Edgeworth I sent my carriage to Twickenham, the moment I received this letter, for the poor girl and her gouvernante. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Voltaire, to give verisimilitude to his story, had, in his letter to Frederick, loaded the Bishop of Mirepoix with ridicule and abuse; and Frederick now secretly sent this letter to Mirepoix himself. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Aphra Behn That which was sent to Octavio, being sealed with a wet wafer, he neatly opens, as it was easy to do, and read, and sealed again, and Antonet delivered it to the page. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

D. H. Lawrence The big clouds sent messages to them down the shadows, and ran in raindrops to touch them. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Robert sent his portmanteau to the station, paid his bill, and walked up and down the stone terrace fronting the sea, waiting for the starting of the train. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The sun, now sinking very low, sent up rays which kindled the crests of a group of firs to the left of the front door. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Anthony Trollope He had told her that they should be at once placed in the hands of her attorney; and consequently she now sent them to Messrs. Mowbray & Mopus, with a very short note from herself. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

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]

At last, when he had began to believe the downward march would last forever, his arms were released and he was given a push that sent him headlong. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Improved the picture, and not having a shilling, sent out a pair of my spectacles, and got five shillings for the day. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

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]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had stood by the bed and then sent in his call of fear. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Bram Stoker Sir Edward was ill and, fearing that death was approaching, he sent for his nephew and revived the subject. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

James Payn She expressly desired that until her own return to Mirk, Mary may be sent to Belcomb, where Madame de Castellan is just now in saddest need of her. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

D. H. Lawrence It was the clean modelling of his dark, other-world face that decided her — for it sent the deep spasm across her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Ivan Turgenev Towards night my mother became a little feverish, and she sent me away. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Sinclair Lewis McGee was to be sent to Buenos Aires, but only on test. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

He thinks that if we sent our spirits down into the water we would make them of one substance with strange moods Of ecstasy and power, and go out it may be to the conquest of the world. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

G. K. Chesterton When red wine had brought red ruin, And the death-dance of our times, Heaven sent us Soda Water As a torment for our crimes. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

George Gissing And—look here! If you’d been a man of my own age, for all we’ve known each other a goodish time, I should have sent you spinning half across the room before now. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Alfred Ainger A gentleman, brother to my godmother, from whom we never had right or reason to expect any such assistance, sent my father 20l. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu His daughter, who takes care of her old father, will make their tea and —voilà tout! Sir Reginald was in particularly good spirits as he sent the waiter to the post-office with this little note. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

I sent off poems and they came back; I offered little translations from the Spanish that nobody wanted. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

E. Phillips Oppenheim As soon as it is necessary to get steam up, I shall be sent for down to the engine room. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Sinclair Lewis The third time he sent word that he was out. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

William Hope Hodgson Then he sent us across to be getting it clear of the weed, promising to follow when he had made an end of trying to get the two displaced planks back into position. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Let them be sent to her when I am dead. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Rudyard Kipling The last verse of it — it is only three verses long — runs: That thee is sent receive in buxomnesse [be thankful for what you get] The wrestling of this world asketh a fall. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

You have been sent hither to conduct me to death. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She had been sent to the post office with some parcels and, as she passed The Mitre Hotel, she saw him coming out of the saloon bar there. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Elizabeth Gaskell Every sorrow in her mind is sent for good. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Prof. Alex. Brandt has recently sent me an additional case of a father and son, born in Russia, with these peculiarities. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope The letter did get itself finished at last, and the groom was sent over with it on horseback. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Benjamin Disraeli The King sent for Popanilla; the message produced a great sensation; the enlightened introducer of the new principles had not been at Court since he was cut. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

H. Rider Haggard Accordingly before dawn we sent forward fifteen hundred cavalry to seize the position. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

George Eliot But it’s right to be prepared for all things, and if trouble’s sent, to remember as it isn’t sent without a cause. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Anthony Trollope He can’t be sent to the poor-house without the knowledge of all the world. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton The snow on the ground sent up a pale reflection, and I began to see the gabled outline of the houses and the steeple at the head of the street. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

William Makepeace Thackeray It is all very fine to advertise on the Magazine, “Contributions are only to be sent to Messrs. Smith, Elder and Co., and not to the Editor’s private residence. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

You don’t remember me, because I never saw you at the old place, but, the year after I cleared out of England, Dick sent me a photograph of himself, taken with a group of his brother officers. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

G. K. Chesterton The next moment, with shattering violence, he had swung the motor round and sent it dashing down the steep side street to the sea, like a man that desired only to die. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

A message must be sent to Bertram telling him to return to Pannonia at once. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Wilkie Collins My fellow-travelers were going on to London. When the train reached our station the young lady sent her brother to buy some fruit, which she saw in the window of the refreshment-room. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

The news was sent to Tergou, and Catherine came over. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Charles Dickens If he was footsore and couldn’t walk, I sent him, in the letter he got, the money to ride, lest he should have none of his own to spare. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Benjamin Disraeli Madame Carolina crowned him with laurel in the midst of her coterie, and it is said that the Grand Duke sent him a snuff-box. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Ford Madox Ford Campion said that if he heard any more of my being seen about with you he would have me sent back to my beastly regiment. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Andrew Lang A sense of weakness was felt by the poet on September 3, 1892: on the 28th his family sent for Sir Andrew Clark; but the patient gradually faded out of life, and expired on Thursday, October 6, at 1. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

All three were sent to penal servitude. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

I sent her to try thee, and truly it seems to me thou art the most faultless hero that ever went on foot. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Abraham Merri The truth was that I did not want Evalie sent back just then. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells Then suddenly, with a swoop that sent Graham’s heart into his mouth, this man had rushed down the curve and vanished through a round opening on the hither side of the way. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Barbon said you had a special kind of envelope in which you sent your articles, and that these envelopes were opened first in the mail at your office. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

In the evening (15th February), therefore, we sent our return presents to the king, and asked permission to be allowed to go. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Periander tyrant of Corinth sent three hundred boys, sons to the principal men of Corcyra, to King Alyattes, to be gelt. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Mark Twain Judge Thatcher sent messages of hope and encouragement from the cave, but they conveyed no real cheer. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

All I was told was that he was going to be sent down. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Henry James He had bought a great many of late, and he had had others, a large number, sent from Rome — wonders of old print in which her father had been interested. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Tobias Smolle Mr. Darnel having fallen, the other immediately mounted his horse, which he had tied to a tree before the engagement, and, riding full speed to Ashenton, sent a surgeon to Anthony’s assistance. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Rudyard Kipling The lama has sent us money for a definite end. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’ve sent a nurse in to look after her. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson When our little poets have to be sent to look at the ploughman and learn wisdom, we must be careful how we tamper with our ploughmen. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling He came over as he was, and the “Shikarris” shouted till the Gunners’ Mess sent over to know if they might have a share of the fun. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

William Godwin Dee had upon different occasions expressed a wish to that effect; and Elizabeth in the spring of 1589 sent him a message, that removed from him all further thought of hesitation and delay. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch One thing alone gives colour to the Jagos’ belief; the Thatcher who had sent for him could not abide the sight of him. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

E. F. Benson I’m told that if a petition is sent to the Postmaster-General signed by fifty per cent. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Some newspaper men came to me for information, but I sent them packing. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

John Galsworthy Heaven sent you here, Miss Collins. Come and get warm. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

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]

George Gissing I can’t be sent away as you would another man; no other on earth can love you as I do, no one. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Maria Edgeworth Rejoiced at the permission that she had obtained to go for Helena, Miss Portman sent immediately to Lady Boucher, who took her to Sloane-street. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

I dislike so being stared at when I am sent out first; so embarrassing, every eye upon one. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

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

Rudyard Kipling He laid an egg next day aboard ship, an’ his owner sent me a kodak picture. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

George Gissing He sent gruff little answers, over which Cecily laughed, as so characteristic. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

A young lady, named Ellen Langton, daughter of an old friend of Dr. Melmoth’s, is sent to Harley, to stay under his guardianship. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Anthony Trollope The hundred pounds which had been borrowed from Mr. Neefit had been sent down to Peele Newton with a mere deduction of £25 for current expenses. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The police interfered and they have been sent to their homes. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry Fielding Upon this news, she immediately sent for the parson out of the parlour. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Andrew Lang The day after her marriage the bride sent a messenger, bearing handsome presents to her father, and telling him of the good fortune which had befallen her. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton Three or four days later he sent word to Vyse that he didn’t care to go over the letters any longer, and that they would once more be carried directly to the library. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

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]

George Gissing Going to a news-agent’s, he discovered the name of the journal, and at once posted an order for a copy to be sent to him. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

The first Khedivial Expedition had been simply one of exploration, sent to ascertain whether the precious metals really existed. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Your dream—there’s not a doubt of it—was sent you in merciful preparation for the awful truth. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Or perhaps they sent the telegrams to prove how far they really had travelled, for a cyclist’s word as to his day’s mileage then ranked with an angler’s account of his catch. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She is in London. Must I send for her—or would it be safe to wait?” “There have been minutes today when if I’d known he had a mother I should have said she must be sent for,” was her answer. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Umbro the priest the proud Marrubians led, By King Archippus sent to Turnus’ aid, And peaceful olives crown’d his hoary head. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

When at last she was at the point of death, God sent Bishop Zozimus to hear her confession, give her the last sacrament, and with the help of a lion, whom He sent also, dig her grave. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

As the man left the room with it, she desired that Wilson might be sent to her. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

She sent Louis in the auto to try to find you. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Isabella Bird I sent some medicine to him, but he would not take it, saying that his master had spoken unkindly to him, and he had no wish to live. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Thomas Paine The inhabitants of that part of the country where the murder was committed, sent a deputation to General Washington with a full and certified statement of the fact. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

A. E. W. Mason He sent messages to me, he tried to organise my escape. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Here and there she appealed, but in vain; she was sent about her dirty business. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Charles Stur Upon this I sent Morgan with the cart to fetch in the quarters of the animal, and desired the natives to go with him to benefit by what might be left behind, and to feast on the kangaroo. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

H. G. Wells I sent him to Camford to get a first-class degree and a permanent job. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Boringdon was walking up and down, waiting with dogged patience for the message which might, after all, not be sent to him. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Rafael Sabatini He sent for Campioni to keep him company, but found Campioni — who more than suspected what was in the wind — dull and preoccupied. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Vassilissa Igorofna, not seeing her husband come back, sent Palashka for the second time to call him. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Edith Wharton The next morning, to his surprise, the Duchess sent one of her gentlemen to ask an audience. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Mrs Ganthony, greatly concerned, sent for Dr Moreton from Axby, and homely remedies were prescribed. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Isabella Bird Before the siege began Obeidullah Khan sent for Dr. Cochrane, saying that he wished to know his residence and who his people were, so as to see that none of them suffered at the hands of his men. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The publican had a good dinner sent in in covered dishes; but he had no appetite for it, and gave most of it away. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope But no card was sent to Phineas Finn. Phineas got no card from Lady Baldock, but one morning he received a note from Lord Brentford which was of more importance to him than any card could have been. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott She had retained in her possession for some time a letter which Julian had, by some private conveyance, sent to her charge, for his youthful friend. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

George Gissing MY DEAREST SISTER—What I am going to write is not to be sent to you at once. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

H.P. Lovecraft In 1917 the war came, and Squire Sawyer Whateley, as chairman of the local draft board, had hard work finding a quota of young Dunwich men fit even to be sent to development camp. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I sent five men after you to check your statements and every one of them lies buried amongst the mountains. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

D. H. Lawrence He did not notice the dinner gong, and only the arrival of the chamber- maid, to put the wash-table in order, sent him down to the restaurant. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope So that matter was settled, and the invitations were sent off. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Their boat was moored not a dozen yards above; they were sent by the tender of a frigate lying off Hartlepool for fresh water. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Meredith It was early on the morning of a second day, before sunrise, when Vittoria sent for Merthyr to conduct her to the cathedral. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle One half I sent to a jeweller and worker in precious metals, with whom I had some slight acquaintance, asking him to report upon the quality of the metal. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Charles Dickens Endeavouring to regain my equilibrium, I sent a full glass of claret into the embroidered cambric bosom of that unhappy Lieutenant Lamb. In desperation I caught hold of the tablecloth with both hands. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Abraham Merri They fell upon the climbing men, tripped them; pitched them off the railless edge of the stairway; sent them hurtling down through the mists, clutching at the air. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

It was perfectly possible that she had merely been sent to a forced-labour camp. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Ford Madox Ford For the next hour it sent off every two or three minutes. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

John Lewis Burckhard I have stated that when Justinian built the convent, he sent a party of slaves, originally from the shores of the Black sea, as menial servants to the priests. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Henry Handel Richardson As for little Johnny — the bait originally thrown out to induce her to accept the post — he had long since been sent to boarding-school. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Washington Irving The corporal was sent up to the Alhambra, under a guard, in his gallows garb, like a hooded friar, but with head erect and a face of iron. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

So this, he thought, was what sent criminals back to their old Ways when there was no material need. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

He sent his best respects to you. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Walter Scott Were he once in my prison-house,’ your uncle continued to speak of you, ‘he should rot and die ere I sent one penny of ransom to set at liberty the lover of my betrothed bride. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

H. G. Wells But I noticed that when presently Matilda sent Prue upstairs with the Miltons’ tea my mother’s stiffness grew stiffer, but she made no open protest. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

H. G. Wells We have been sent into this Hell of sensuous materialism —” “Oh, Lord!” said Mr. Barnstaple, and relapsed into the barcarolle. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Anthony Trollope It was intended, no doubt, to be a complete breach, for not a single wedding present was sent from Wharton Hall to the bride. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Ann Radcliffe She spoke with the master of the boat, and having sent Peter back to the inn for the horse, (La Motte’s gift to Peter in lieu of some arrears of wages) they embarked. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Miles Franklin The hard blue brightness of his eyes sent me firmly into my shell. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

At the thirtieth hour she sent for the woman of art. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The letter we sent him would have been sufficient under any circumstances, for they understand all about the business part of the transaction already; but we should have written privately as well. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

I sent home specimens of this gossypium arboreum, which everywhere grows wild and which is chiefly used for wicks. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

And I wouldn’t have then, only I sent up this cotton waste and oil from the engine-room this afternoon for a girl upstairs who had her hand burned with a smoothing-iron. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Willa Cather When the boys splashed the bucket about, the water sent up a pure, cool breath. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Jane Austen Very odd! very unaccountable! after the note I sent him this morning, and the message he returned, that he should certainly be at home till one. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

The lady of the house told me that his father had been a merchant, and when this future legislator was a young man, he had been sent by him to some port in the Mediterranean as his super-cargo. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell If you would rather not see Lady Corbet just now, it shall be sent in to you in this room, unless you have already breakfasted. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Rajah Dris sent a servant the whole way back with us, carrying a table lamp. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

He read the confession and made notes; then he sent for Sir Frank Random, and examined him in the same strict way as he had examined the artist. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins I sent the man out of the room. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Jules Verne Mulrady saw clearly that he would be a great drag on them, and he begged to be allowed to remain, and even to remain alone, till assistance could be sent from Delegete. Glenarvan refused. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Heaven hath witnessed my bitter trial, and approves my cruelty; and this flower of the skies is sent to cheer me, fainting under my burden. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Henry Handel Richardson And I’ve sent the Sister away—because . Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sir Walter Scott His baggage he sent before him as opportunity occurred. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

So Galecia sent away a good Parcel of each of those Vertues. The Agent, or Factor carry'd them to the same House, where she had before promised to come, viz. The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen by Jane Barker

Elizabeth Gaskell Why had not Mr. Hutton sent to ask after my health the evening before, according to the custom of the place? I felt rather offended. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Anthony Trollope He at any rate chose that Cicero should so believe and sent Curio, a young man to whom Cicero was attached, to visit the orator at his villa at Antium and to declare these friendly purposes. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson Careless of the woman of the inn, who was advancing with a load of plates, he brought his fist down in a blow that made the table dance and the woman retreat, sent the hens scuttling, the cat flying. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

But now Australia had gathered herself together for a mighty effort, and had sent to the field a fifteen most of whose members were known only too well. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

He sent to summon us, just as we were going to breakfast. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

He sent them every coin that he could get. Signa by Ouida

E. Phillips Oppenheim All papers of importance had either been destroyed within the last few days or sent home a month before. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

The year following, the Emperor sent another ambassador to England, with a present of Barbary horses and three hundred Christian slaves. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Guy de Maupassan The Prussian sent word that the two men would be admitted to see him after his luncheon—that is to say, about one o’clock. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

F. Scott Fitzgerald When he went home for the Christmas holidays he was so despondent that his father sent him to a nerve specialist. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Robert Louis Stevenson For what benefit or principle under Heaven do you expect me to contend? Or would you have me bite and scratch like a trapped weasel? No, madam; signify to those who sent you my readiness to go. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

She sent the faithful, sturdy Reicht off to Gouda directly with a vicar’s grey frock and large felt hat, and with minute instructions how to govern her new master. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade