Phrases with "settled"

Ivan Turgenev The man was a Kaluga landowner of small means who had lately come to Petersburg. He had once served in the Hussars, had lost money at cards, had resigned his commission and had settled in the country. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

H. G. Wells I had hoped indeed to get the whole affair settled and abolished without anything of it coming to Rachel’s ears. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Arnold Bennett That pronouncement rather settled their plans for them. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

You settled that a few minutes ago in the prison. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Samuel Johnson In the Western Islands there is so little internal commerce, that hardly any thing has a known or settled rate. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson He designed many works; but his great fault was irresolution; or the frequent calls of immediate necessity broke his scheme, and suffered him to pursue no settled purpose. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Arnold Bennett I’ve never had any difficulty in making money, and when I’ve settled up everything down there I shan’t be precisely without. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

I settled down as gently as a dove alights, and the sensation was the most ecstatic I have ever experienced. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Anthony Trollope It must be so then?’ ‘I am the least settled man in all the world, Mrs. Shand.’ ‘But at some future time?’ ‘I fear not. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Then the tarpaulin settled down again and everything became as it had been before. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Religion is yet to be settled on its fast foundations in the breast of man; and politics, and philosophy, and letters, and art. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

Wilkie Collins The baron was too polite a man even to look dissatisfied when he heard of the proposed arrangement; and it was therefore settled from the beginning that Ida was always to live with her sister. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

F. Scott Fitzgerald From the moon it rolled, clustered about the spires and towers, and then settled below them, so that the dreaming peaks were still in lofty aspiration toward the sky. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope Good bye, Selina; when I’m settled I’ll write to you, and tell you where I am. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

He had loved her in the only true sense of love, that of finding completion in another soul and remaining settled there like a kernel in the heart of a nut. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I should like to see him happy and settled with Miss Saxon before I die. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassant Suddenly it settled on the dark hair of our neighbor, who was half dozing after dinner. The Rondoli Sisters by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

George Gissing It was Buncombe, who smiled through a settled gloom. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Gloom settled upon Basil, and through the heavy dusk the figure of Imogene began to take on a new, unattainable charm. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Hadn’t I settled accounts finally with him by means of that potato bargain? This being a harbour story it is not my purpose to speak of our passage. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Maria Edgeworth Ormond proposed immediately to visit the continent: by the time he should arrive at Paris, Dora would be settled there, and he should be introduced into the best company. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins I’m no’ settled in ony place yet (mair’s the pity at my time o’ life!), but Sir Paitrick may hear o’ me, when Sir Paitrick has need o’ me, there. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Theodore Dreiser They talked more quietly from now on, and gradually, as the details were exhausted, a kind of dumb peace settled down upon the household. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence The balcony or covered terrace — James settled down at last to the word terrace — was to be one of the features of the house: the feature. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London Here, in the abandoned lair, he settled down and rested for a day. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

But the archdeacon settled himself unconcernedly in a corner, congratulating himself that he had come in good time, for the carriage, a large saloon, began filling rapidly. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Gissing Rosamund having sprung into a carriage, gave her hand through the window, saying: “I may be settled in a day or two. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

They would be doing something comparatively useful, getting decent food, and living a settled life. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Dropping the curtains, I cast one look, toward Mr. Pollard. He was sitting with his face bent over the manuscript, a deep corrugation marked his brow, and a settled look of pain his mouth. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope I’ve settled it all with Stovey already,’ said Belton. ‘He’ll be glad enough to walk off with a twenty-pound note, which I’ll give him. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope How is a young lady to get herself settled in life?” “Settled?” asked Mr Dosett, vaguely. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Won’t you please tell him to come?” Wheater gave an angry shrug, and then settled down resignedly on one of the heaps of embroidered Moroccan cushions disposed about the interior of the tent. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

H. G. Wells But the sight of his equipment settled many doubts. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Ford Madox Ford Fantastic financial troubles settled on his mind. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Henry James She was a very pretty girl to whom he had done a wrong; this was the final attitude into which, with a good deal of preliminary shifting and wavering, she had settled in his recollection. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Rudyard Kipling Forgetting his unhappiness, Mowgli sang aloud with pure delight as he settled into his stride. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

After we’d settled up we made up our minds to get as far as Monaro, and wait there for a month or two. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Meredith He gives you to a man of settled principles. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Guy de Maupassant As he had wished to avoid any scandal, he made his wife an allowance, which was settled by their lawyers. Monsieur Parent by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Anthony Trollope It is square, and hardly can be said to have any settled front or any grand entrance. North America by Anthony Trollope

Once again it had changed hands, and now the must and mildew of litigation had settled upon it. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

I knew that a branch of my family had settled in South Carolina, but of them and their history I was ignorant. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle They speedily resolved themselves into three large brown birds, which circled over the heads of the two wanderers, and then settled upon some rocks which overlooked them. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

R. D. Blackmore If you had only been here four years more, your evidence would have settled all I want to know. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Jack London Their breath froze in the air as it left their mouths, spouting forth in spumes of vapour that settled upon the hair of their bodies and formed into crystals of frost. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Frances Hodgson Burnett An’ he grunts an’ frets a good bit when he’s bein’ settled into his chair. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

James Joyce The congregation rose also and settled again on its benches. Dubliners by James Joyce

Sinclair Lewis And she was so settled and routine. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope In the first few days she said not a word about the objectionable lover, nor did the Marquis. That had been settled between them. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

William Makepeace Thackeray It settled him completely, and of course I never got my seven hundred rupees. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

An’ so, begorra, they never stopt till it was all settled — an’ there was not sich a weddin’ as that in the counthry sinst. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald They say it’s exceptional to have one settled under four or five years. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Rudyard Kipling Ameera settled herself in Holden’s arms. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Marjorie Bowen And it is settled about the book. The Hidden Ape by Marjorie Bowen

Jack’s pay is settled at twenty pounds a month, and he will make more by commission: perhaps as much again. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

John Locke Both which suppositions are false; no names of complex ideas having so settled determined significations, that they are constantly used for the same precise ideas. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Arthur Conan Doyle His dark eyes glanced rapidly over the assembly, and finally settled with a grim and menacing twinkle upon the face of his accuser. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

We touched at Lisbon and St. Vincent in due course, and, when that island lay behind us, settled ourselves down to while away the voyage across the Atlantic as pleasantly as we knew how. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Anthony Trollope They had all now their settled places in the parlour. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Henry James It was an instant that settled everything, for I saw her, with intensity, with gallantry too, surprised but not really embarrassed, recognise that of course she must simply lie. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Thomas Carlyle With me it has long been an article, not of “faith” only, but of settled insight, of conviction as to what the ordainments of the Maker in this Universe are. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Wilkie Collins She had no second spare-room at her disposal — so we settled that I was to sleep at a lodging-house in the neighborhood. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Joseph Furphy In the meantime, I settled myself down for a sleep. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Arthur Conan Doyle The sleeper half turned, and then settled down once more into a deep slumber. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

T. E. Lawrence We settled to leave the tenders here, under cover. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling Tertius volunteered like a shot, and we settled it with the authorities, and out we wentforty Pathans, Tertius, and me, looking up the road-parties. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Indeed, it was all settled when, one night, they began talking about snakes, which, according to their account, infested their Australian bungalow and garden. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Rudyard Kipling That appears to be as much as any one expects in the world where one is shelled, and that world has settled down to it. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Ann Radcliffe Her settled aversion to the addresses of the Count, at length baffled the expectations of Matilda, and shewed her the fallacy of her efforts. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

H. G. Wells Everything will be settled in a few days now. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Pu Songling Deceived-hope went and settled in another part of the town; with his small capital, he opened a vegetable-shop, which soon prospered. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Anthony Trollope Then one Flavius killed him; why or how we do not know; and, having killed him, settled with Roscius for the injury by giving him a small farm. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Guy de Maupassan A disenchantment of life, a sort of settled melancholy gradually took possession of her. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

E. Phillips Oppenheim Cheshire sank into an easy chair and Elida, with a sigh of satisfaction, settled down close by. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Charles Kingsley If it be said that natural selection is too simple a cause to produce such fantastic variety: that, again, is a question to be settled exclusively by physical students. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells I settled that, but I still sat for a time, wanting the energy to begin. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Walter Scott These persons, a sheep-farmer and his shepherd, settled in the vale of Tweed, commenced and carried on for some time an extensive system of devastation on the flocks of their neighbours. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Miles had married a lady with a good fortune, which was settled upon herself and her children; the four of them were girls, and there was no son. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle I settled down steadily to my task, but my weariness overcame me and, falling back upon the settee, I dropped into a heavy sleep. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Many an intricate perplexity of these broadening years did not so much get settled as cease to matter. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Charles Dickens It was then settled between me and the gentlemen that when the students were all up in the wards, one of the gentlemen should come in, and hang up a great-coat on one of the pegs. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

George Elio Think over what I have said, and remember there is nothing, after Anthony’s marriage, that I have set my heart on so much as seeing you and Maynard settled for life. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Walter Scott A charge for lodging, fire, and candle, was long a thing unheard of in Scotland. A shilling to the housemaid settled all such considerations. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Arthur Conan Doyle Who knows? Henry’s cause seemed a losing one until Bosworth Field settled the contention. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Washington Irving Goldsmith had a settled repugnance to a clerical life. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Edith Wharton He had thickened, coarsened, settled down into the enclosing flesh. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

The point in it all, that finally settled most upon Mr. Carlyle, was the thought that if Levison were indeed the man, he could not be instrumental in bringing him to justice. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Benjamin Disraeli I want it settled before Easter. I must go down to my lord then, and even before; and I should like to see this settled before we separate. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Lucy Maud Montgomery By this time all the Queen’s scholars had gravitated into their own places in the ranks and the various classes had assumed distinct and settled shadings of individuality. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

He would have preferred a wife like Jeanne, taller than himself; but at last he settled on Marguerite, whose hair fascinated him, and to whom he attached himself for the day. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Charles Kingsley And now Amyas is settled quietly at home again; and for the next twelve months little passes worthy of record in these pages. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

The question between Thou and I was always settled in favor of Thou. And no barriers of race, nationality, birth, or position, affected this universal principle. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Its more able members have gone into business; others have realised the fatuity of those years and have settled down and said Good-bye to all that hullabaloo. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Olaf Stapledon We then went downstairs to share a high tea with Colin; and when he had gone off to bed, Maggie settled to her sewing, and told me all the family news. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Miles Franklin This matter of the autobiography settled with satisfaction, I regained my chronic distaste for the kind of life into which it had pleased God to stuff me. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Henry James It was a blessing that one could see exactly what she was, for in that way the question settled itself. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Henry James Oh, it was quite settled that she MUST share! “Just what you saw from the dining room a minute ago was the effect of that. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Charles Stur As morning dawned the wind increased, and as the sun rose it settled into a steady gale. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

So much was settled in my thoughts with the stern serenity of a decree issuing from a judgment-seat. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Robert Louis Stevenson A sort of cloud had settled on his wits and prevented him from remembering the strangeness of the hour. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ivan Turgenev A rather large grey bird suddenly flew up without a sound and settled on the very window sill. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope But Mr. Younglad had not been sitting, and walking and listening, let alone talking occasionally, in criminal courts, for the last twenty years, to be settled so easily. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

He was invariably, at that moment, tired, or asleep, or resting, or—— A deep anxiety settled on John’s mind. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Jane Austen Miss Bennet’s lovely face confirmed his views, and established all his strictest notions of what was due to seniority; and for the first evening she was his settled choice. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Wilkinson wished herself back at Hurst Staple—or even comfortably settled at Littlebath, as her son had once suggested. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Benjamin Disraeli Immediately after Christmas, Endymion and Lady Montfort settled in London. She was anxious to open her new mansion as soon as parliament met, and to organise continuous receptions. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell It is therefore no wonder that a little German watchmaker, who is settled at Teheran, is making his fortune. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Guy de Maupassant One of my friends had said to me:— “If you happen to be near Bordj–Ebbaba while you are in Algeria, be sure and go to see my old friend Auballe, who has settled there. Allouma by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

Anthony Trollope In this case the disposition of the property would be just what they would all desire, and the question of rank would be settled for ever. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Then he settled himself to study his imperial prototype, and the study became an idolatry. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

D. H. Lawrence A rabbit bobbed out, and floundered in much consternation; little birds settled into the depth, and rose in a dusty whirr, much terrified at the universal treachery of the earth. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She remembered also that the housekeeper had received her instructions, and she feared to disarrange the settled programme. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

An air of settled misery fell upon him, an utter hopelessness, that was almost resignation, took possession of him. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

After the first stir occasioned by the entrance of two such important persons the crowd settled back into its old quietude under the coroner’s hand. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

W. H. Hudson No, he would go to Buenos Ayres and embark for Montevideo, and from that place he would put the matter in motion, and wait there until it was all settled and he was free to return to El Ombú. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

It came down in short smooth rushes till lowered half way or more, when it took a run and settled swiftly its turtle-back shape with the deep border piece fitting exactly the edge of the bedstead. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry David Thoreau No dust has settled on that robe; no time has elapsed since that divinity was revealed. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Charles Stur The wind having settled in its old quarter the E.S.E., in this latitude was not so cold as we had felt it in a more northerly one. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Anthony Trollope The fourteenth of February was finally settled as the day on which Mr Crosbie was to be made the happiest of men. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

My chance of getting through was none too good, but I settled to ride a deal at night and camp by day. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

All duties and taxes are settled by the House of Commons, whose power is greater than that of the Peers, though inferior to it in dignity. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

I’ll go back to town to-night, get that business about the money settled early to-morrow morning, and start for Liverpool without a moment’s delay. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Charles Dickens He throve in business, and made a large fortune, one half of which was settled upon her. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Arthur Morrison In the meantime permit me to suggest that it will be better for all partiescheaper in fact — if this matter be settled out of court. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Others married and settled away. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

In October, 1769, he writes to Elliot:— “I have been settled here two months, and am here body and soul, without casting the least thought of regret to London, or even to Paris. . Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

A misty rain settled like silvery dust on clothes, on moustaches; wetted the faces, varnished the flagstones, darkened the walls, dripped from umbrellas. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

D.H. Lawrence Helena was awake; the storm had left her with a settled sense of calamity. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Benjamin Disraeli As executor of his father, the funds settled on his wife had remained under his sole control, and they had entirely disappeared. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

David settled back his sword into its sheath, Mirehope sat down again on his keg, Chasehope turned his head to the speaker with the first sign of discomposure he had yet shown. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Rudyard Kipling We might have settled it long ago, if you’d only spoken. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Jules Verne The dimensions and plan of the snow-house were then settled by the Doctor. It was to be divided into three rooms, as all they needed was a bed-room, sitting-room and kitchen. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

But it appeared to be settled already. A Curious Experience by Ellen Wood [1883]

You have made this a serious matter and it had best be settled within the walls of that same church where this poor girl used once to kneel and pray. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Having settled the question of power, the Bolsheviki turned their attention to problems of practical administration. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Wilkie Collins And I was going on to tell you that Captain Treverton, shortly after he settled in our neighborhood, took to the active practice of his profession again. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

It was on the day following this, that matters were finally settled with regard to Helen’s marriage. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

That settled Tod. Of all disagreeable things he most hated to be ridiculed. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Edgar Allan Poe A settled apathy, a gradual wasting away of the person, and frequent although transient affections of a partially cataleptical character, were the unusual diagnosis. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

R. D. Blackmore Not everybody could have swum out through that entrance, against a spring-tide and the lollop of the sea; and one dash against the rocks would have settled me. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Gissing It was becoming clear to him that the matter must be settled one way or another with brief delay. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope To them he explained that his father was abroad — that probably his liabilities could not be settled till after his father’s return. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Rowland settled himself in his place, reflecting after all that this was a salubrious beginning of independence. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Anthony Trollope This should be settled on her, the income of course going to her husband. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

It settled down upon the attack and, drifting back, involved the defense. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Thus it came about, that on leaving them it the Rue Vineuse, she said cheerfully: “Well, it is settled then; to-morrow at seven. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

This settled the matter, and he walked off, with all the things I had given him, as sulkily as if he had been injured. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Henry James Well, I took a line with them — I settled them. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope When he spoke those words to Clarissa he had in truth no settled purpose in his mind. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

H.P. Lovecraft A sordid, undefinable stench settled over the place, and the ancient spirit slept. The Street by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Edith Wharton And now the thing’s settled I’m as right as a trivet, and you can tell her so. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Thomas Hardy Fish and flood had been busy with the millwright; he had no watch or marked article which could be identified; and a verdict of the accidental drowning of a person unknown settled the matter. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Leon Trotsky We settled down in one of them, on the very edge of the village. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope From Scotland Yard Lord George went direct to Hertford Street. He was in want of money, in want of a settled home, in want of a future income, and altogether unsatisfied with his present mode of life. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

This settled the matter, and sent a thrill of pleasure through the heart of every one in the boat. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

William Morris So long they sat silent that a great gloom settled upon Ralph, and he scarce knew whether he were asleep or waking, alive or dead. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

T. E. Lawrence Shakir loved the Ateiba, and swore they were the best tribe on earth; so we settled to take mostly Ateiba with us. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith The sound of the regimental bugles drew him from the house, rather than any immediate settled scheme to watch at the gates. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Henry James That’s what I’m after!” He settled himself in his chair with the feeling of a man who, knowing that he will have to pull, seeks to obtain a certain leverage. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Zona Gale His lean and shadowed face wore an expression of settled melancholy. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Approaching the inn: ‘We haven’t settled quite enough, have we?’ said Davies. ‘What about our future plans?’ ‘Heaven knows, we haven’t,’ I said. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Balk settled land in Ramfirth and dwelt at either Balkstead; Hallvard settled Sweepingsfirth, and Hallwick out to the Stair, and dwelt there. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Anthony Trollope What did her aunt think? Her aunt thought that the marriage should be settled for the earliest possible day — though she never quite expressed her thoughts. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins But as things are, I own I dread that settled conviction in her mind that Mr. Aldersley is dead, and that her own death is soon to follow. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Very naturally I settled it in my own mind that it contained the man whom I was to meet, and turned to receive him. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson Many however find a grand air and something settled and imposing in the better parts; and upon many, as I have said, the confusion of styles induces an agreeable stimulation of the mind. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Evidently, he thought, Slim had been settled for the night and was now asleep. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

It stole upon me, this impression, without any sort of warning, or any train of ideas that could have led to it; and it lies within me, a sure and settled conviction. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson In the face of this new distress, the wild disorder of his pulses settled down; and a broken weariness succeeded, as though he had lived for centuries and for centuries been dead. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton He put Mrs. Clephane at his left, and added, as he settled her in her seat: “Anne and Nollie went off early to the Glenver finals. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Ford Madox Ford And just as I had got things roughly settled I received the extraordinary cable from Ashburnham begging me to come back and have a talk with him. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

So they had settled it; difference of age seemed to make no obstacle in their eyes: it was to be so. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The stuff, tossed up violently by his rush, settled itself with a slow, floating descent Into vertical folds, motionless, without a shudder even, in the still, warm air. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

So he flitted from one to the other with decent haste, till his sons came to manhood and settled the matter for themselves. The Black Fishers by John Buchan

T. E. Lawrence My care had borne fruit, for we settled in only three parties, by bright fires of crackling, flaring tamarisk. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Eliot If I were not as poor as a rat, I would gladly invest some money in that way, for the sake of having you settled on the estate. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

There was no settled malignancy in his nature. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

George Meredith The talk indicated a settled scheme for certain members of the party to reach Milan from the Como road. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Tobias Smolle You shall come along with me — you are no longer a prisoner, but shall live at my house comfortably, till your affairs are settled to your wish. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope If we could have settled it when I was at Bragg’s End, it might have been done. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis When you get to your hotel, can’t you get settled first, and not phone her before you even take off your hat? He apparently could not. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

He found him settled in a polite part of the town, in a very spruce parlour, the contents of which manifested the universal genius of the inhabitant. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Arnold Bennett Sophia settled herself on the bench of green velvet, and began to ply the ivory fan which Gerald had given her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. Rider Haggard It was said that a chill had settled on his lungs, which had never been very strong since his fever, and that he had, in short, gone into a consumption. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope She did not at once attempt to overthrow the settled politics of the family, and Mr. Greenwood had been allowed to be blandly liberal. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Rachel has a ridiculous way of talking like an oracle, and treating as settled fact every absurdity she fancies. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing That’s a settled point with me. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope When she had returned to Clavering the other day, the affianced bride of Lord Ongar, he had hardly known whether to admire or to deplore the settled air of established womanhood which she had assumed. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

The Prince and Micheline settled themselves at Cernay, not as in the first days of their marriage as lovers who sought quietude, but as people sure of their happiness, who wished to make a great show. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Anthony Trollope That, in the writing of books, quantity without quality is a vice and a misfortune, has been too manifestly settled to leave a doubt on such a matter. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sinclair Lewis They settled to village peace by the lake, content with humbler establishments than the summer estates of the Wargates or Bertie Eisenherz, who had a small lake of his own. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

The business my governor’s after can be settled by ten minutes’ rational talk with—with another gentleman. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

George Gissing Stay for a few days, until I am settled at Bordeaux.’ ‘Stay with my — my husband?’ She used the word purposely, significantly, to see how it would affect him. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Theodore Dreiser She read from the manner of Hanson, in the subdued air of Minnie, and, indeed, the whole atmosphere of the flat, a settled opposition to anything save a conservative round of toil. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

She was back in her old house again, next door to the office, settled there for life now with her servants. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The murderer was seized by some Yankees who had settled there, and kept in confinement until a statement of the whole affair could be sent to the governor-general. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Anthony Trollope And there had come a settled seriousness on her face which seemed to rob her of her youth. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Daniel Defoe Great Divisions in the Company. A Description of Serraleone River. The Names of English settled there, and Way of Life. The Onflow, belonging to the African Company taken. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

Rudyard Kipling In the course of time, as he settled more into collar, and his work grew fixed before him, the face of Agnes Laiter went out of his mind and only came when he was at leisure, which was not often. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Gissing But as time went on, and it appeared that the young man was settled to his mercantile career in Russia, she succeeded in dismissing him from her mind. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]