Phrases with "shelter"

Here he remained till nightfall, when, taking advantage of the obscurity, he found his way into the suburbs, and sought a shelter in the cottage of one of his father’s vassals. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Nikolai Gogol There was not a yard or a decent shed to shelter animals or waggons. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Virginia Woolf The by-streets were dark enough to shelter man or woman leaning against the doorways. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman No vagrant, if he heard the tale, would seek shelter beneath that old roof, unhallowed by nearly half a century of superstitious fear. Luella Miller by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Willa Cather Kindly effort to shelter them from struggle with the hard facts of existence is often to take away the bread (or the lack of it) by which they grow, if the power of growth is in them. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

John Lewis Burckhard It was probably behind this wall that the boats of Bostrys anciently found shelter from the westerly gales. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Bram Stoker It was hard to believe that by our watches it was less than an hour that we waited in that rocky shelter before the various bodies began to converge close upon us. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Baldwin Spencer Before they brought them in, they halted under the shelter of bushes and reconnoitred the place to make quite sure that they were safe and that no women were within sight. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Charles Stur During it, Mr. James Hawker, a resident at Moorundi, joined us, and took shelter in our tents. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Thomas Hardy Both seemed to implore something to shelter them from reality. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

James Joyce Out of my name you call me, Leelander. But in my shelter you’ll miss me. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

E. Phillips Oppenheim Madame de Lamborne lay dead behind the shelter of those drawn blinds, and by her side an empty phial. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Jack London It was a most woeful picture, men and women waiting in the cold grey end of the day for a pauper’s shelter from the night, and I confess it almost unnerved me. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

He proposed an aunt’s house in Tunbridge Wells as a shelter for her. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

He looked at the little red tin shelter erected on the off-side with an alien eye. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Walter Crane There is, firstly, the idea of the wall itself — part of the house-structure — a shelter and protection or boundary. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Victor Hugo She presented him to Lord Dirry–Moir, gave him a shelter in the servants’ hall among her domestics, retained him in her household, was kind to him, and sometimes even spoke to him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I would have been beaten off my perch if I had not found some shelter from the chimney stack. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Jules Verne It seemed, then, that this was indeed the submarine which Wells had watched, and it was returning to pass this night, like the last, within the shelter of the creek. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Jules Verne You might sink down on the road with fatigue, without even a snow hut to shelter you. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Andrew Lang Not a house was to be seen; the only shelter he could get was the hollow trunk of a great tree, and there he crouched all the night which seemed to him the longest he had ever known. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Yes, and even made a move to see my cousin, if haply I could so win upon her compassion as to gain her consent to shelter the poor creature of my dreams in case the necessity came. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Isabella Bird Such tents are barely a shelter from wind and rain, but in them generations of Ilyats are born and die, despising those of their race who settle in villages. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Wilkie Collins Giles Toller’s miserly nature had offered to his lodger shelter from wind and rain, and the furniture absolutely necessary to make a bedroom habitable — and nothing more. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

George MacDonald I turned aside into an alley, and sought shelter in a small archway. Lilith by George MacDonald

Thomas Paine To see women and children wandering in the severity of winter, with the broken remains of a well furnished house, and seeking shelter in every crib and hut, were matters that you had no conception of. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Robert Louis Stevenson The Sea-Wood of Graden had been planted to shelter the cultivated fields behind, and check the encroachments of the blowing sand. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

If to shelter me does violence to your conscience, sir, say the word and I’ll hirple off as soon as the night falls. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Rafael Sabatini It will be no more than a pretence to shelter you until we are away. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins They will pick up plenty to eat (the guide says); and when night comes on they will find their own way to shelter in a village hard by. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

It was being driven furiously as if its driver were in great haste to gain whatever shelter were possible against the side of the house. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Ann Radcliffe La Motte, thinking it possible it might yet shelter some human being, advanced to the gate and lifted a massy knocker. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Henry Handel Richardson And the withdrawal of her warm affection seemed, to those who had been used to shelter beneath it, like the first significant victory gained by death over life. Mary Christina by Henry Handel Richardson

Willa Cather Some of them had brought their wives to town, and now and then a red or a plaid shawl flashed out of one store into the shelter of another. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

It is true that you have given me shelter — that you have fed and lodged me; but you have taken my entire life in exchange. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

H.P. Lovecraft There would, I knew, be plenty of deserted doorways to shelter me in case I met any person or group who looked like pursuers. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

There had been a path, but it was now all obstructed by stones, and rugged with the knotted and interlaced roots of the neglected trees that had once formed its shelter and its grace. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Guy de Maupassant But the icy rain began to fall more heavily, and he saw no place of shelter on the whole of that bare plain. A Vagabond (Le Vagabond) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Jack London White Fang had come straight from the Wild, where the weak perish early and shelter is vouchsafed to none. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Arnold Bennett He hesitated for an instant afraid, and then with an effort brusquely opened the door and looked forth beyond the shelter of the room. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Thomas Hardy His snug place proved to be a wretched little shelter of the roughest kind, formed of four hurdles thatched with brake-fern. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Abraham Merri All were racing to the gates and the shelter of the battlements. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne There was no shelter on the coast for her, neither bay nor cove, nor port; not so much as a creek. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Most men in his place would have made short work of her resistance,—would have taken her, masterfully, into the shelter of his arms. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

The traveller looks upon the tree, and fancies its boughs were formed for his shelter in the summer sun, or his fuel in the winter frosts. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

William Hope Hodgson Then did I make no waste of time; but set off unto the fire-hole; and kept so much to shelter as I might; but was oft made to run over baked places, ere that I should come to more of the bushes. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Warn’d by the signs, the wandering pair retreat, To seek for shelter at a neighbouring seat. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Jules Verne It was now necessary to find a shelter from the snow-drift; but this was no difficult matter to men accustomed to Polar expeditions. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

D. H. Lawrence He went up the hill and on towards the vicarage, the wind roaring through the hedges, whilst he tried to shelter his bunch of daffodils by his side. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

There were no shady nooks in his character into which one could creep for shelter from his hard daylight. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Perhaps this Number Seven tunnel was underneath! Perhaps in seeking for shelter he had crept into a ready-made ambush. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Thomas Hardy But, in the present case, such a kind of shelter had been disregarded. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

D. H. Lawrence In shelter the heat was passionate, but in the open the wind scattered its fire. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy We propose to shelter ourselves behind you in the breach. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

She would be silent for a minute perhaps, and then she would begin to murmur vindictively, “May their bones be broken, and may there be no shelter for them on earth. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Jules Verne Herbert went up to him, and taking his hand, “Sir,” said he, “we have found a shelter which will be better than lying here. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

But to my disgust I saw opposite the door of the curiosity shop a brazier of hot coals and the absurd little shelter which means that part of the street is up. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Algernon Blackwood Eternal shelter reigned there. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Charles Dickens Such a man came upon him, like a ghost, at noon in the July weather, as he sat on his heap of stones under a bank, taking such shelter as he could get from a shower of hail. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Andrew Lang I leave you my cottage, which will, at least, shelter you, and also my spindle, my weaver’s shuttle, and my needle, with which to earn your bread. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

If, on the other hand, the animal or reptile took shelter in a hollow part, the white blackfellow would dig him out of his retreat, if he could not haul him from thence with a forked stick. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

G. K. Chesterton I hailed him as I had just been vainly hailing the ship, and he gave me brandy and shelter and the rest of it, as a matter of course. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Charles Dickens She had another weary ride on horse-back of sixty long Scotch miles, and took shelter at Dundrennan Abbey, whence she fled for safety to Elizabeth’s dominions. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Jules Verne M. Letourneur placed himself in front of Andre to shelter him from the waves. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Fair enough it seemed to the noble knight on his horse if he could only attain the shelter within, to harbour in that hostel, while the holiday lasted. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Rafael Sabatini Then in three strides he gained the shelter of the heavy velvet curtains that masked the window. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Kingsley This is a night when polecats and rabbits would shelter together in peace; and yet such a night as this, a man turns out of his house the woman who has lain beside him twenty years. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

A place where ships taking shelter from stores are exposed to the fury of the customs. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope That support had been afforded to some extent — that for a period the shelter of old Thwaite’s roof had been lent to the Countess — that the man had been generous and trusting, he did know. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving Indeed, a summer night requires no shelter in this favored climate; and a bed is a superfluity, which many of the hardy peasantry of Spain never enjoy, and which some of them affect to despise. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

D. H. Lawrence And this evening she sounded like that — as if she feared his coming home, and wanted the Somers to shelter her. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Rows of copse-wood lay on the ground as it had fallen under the axe; and a shelter had been constructed near at hand, in front of which burned the fire whose smoke had attracted him. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

For this reason she unconsciously drew a little closer to him, as though she would seek shelter in his arms and defy the world from that place of security. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

She could not get a night’s shelter without some one knowing of her coming and going. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope The post-boy buttoned up his coat, and got under the shelter of the portico; the horses drooped their heads, and shivered. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Jules Verne No shelter was near, and ponchos had to serve both for tents and coverlets as each man lay down and fell asleep beneath the threatening sky. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Willa Cather The right of the Hun line swerved out, not more than twenty yards from the battered Snout, trying to run to shelter under that pile of debris and human bodies. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Henry Fielding This alarmed us in the strongest manner; and my husband, to secure his liberty, was advised for a while to shelter himself in the verge of the court. Amelia by Henry Fielding

A drizzling rain, however, was setting in, and Stoner thought that here perhaps he might obtain a few minutes’ shelter and buy a glass of milk with his last remaining coin. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Anthony Trollope But any artillery which would have so presented its muzzle must have been very small, and it may be doubted whether even a bowman could have obtained shelter there. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

He looked in vain for the funnel-mouth whose friendly shelter had received him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Quite benumbed by the cold, I left the place that had been assigned to me and sought shelter deeper in the wood. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

When I came to myself again I was lying on a pile of fibre sails under the shelter of an improvised awning. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft The day was clear, but a high wind had sprung up; and Birch was glad to get to shelter as he unlocked the iron door and entered the side-hill vault. In the Vault by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Then I follow the friends of old days over the stormy ocean of the world, I, a poor watcher, to whom God has kindly given the shelter of a sentry-box. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The expense of these buildings must have been considerable, but, as the construction of the vast machines they shelter was more so, it may be good economy. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Henry David Thoreau But although these oaks almost invariably die if the pines are not cut down, it is probable that they do better for a few years under their shelter than they would anywhere else. The Succession of Forest Trees by Henry David Thoreau

George Gerard had rigged up what he called a jury curtain, to shelter the truckle bed from those piercing currents of air which find their way alike through old and new window frames. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Beyond this point there were many bulrushes, which served to shelter him; nor did he hear any alarm given. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

The wind was freshening, and though the growing smoothness of the water told that we were making shelter of some kind, for all that I could see of land we might as well have been in mid-ocean. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Ann Radcliffe This ruinous spot has been long abandoned by me, and if it has afforded you a shelter I am happy. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Tobias Smolle Those animals run wild all the winter, without any shelter or subsistence, but what they can find among the heath. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

All were made welcome, though some reached the shelter of the valley only to die. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Frederick Marryat This is the thicket that the herd comes to chiefly in winter time; it is large and dry, and the large trees shelter it; so that is why I chose this spot. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Elizabeth Gaskell They remembered a stripling on the farm, knowing far less than they did, and often glad to shelter his ignorance of all agricultural matters behind their superior knowledge. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was several hours later before she gained the shelter of her room, and had an opportunity of opening it. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

A big yellow cub was crouching on it; he instantly slid into the shelter of the bushes, and the irrepressible Jeremiah, uttering a rending shriek, plunged into the thicket after him. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

William Henry Hudson The trees where I had sought shelter were old, and grew here and there, singly or in scattered groups: it was a pretty wilderness of mingled tree, shrub and flower. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

M. R. James The only part of the form which projected from that shelter was not shaped like any hand or arm. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

D. H. Lawrence But during the long February nights with the ewes in labour, looking out from the shelter into the flashing stars, he knew he did not belong to himself. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence A very unfit afternoon for dying, seemed to think my men: for the first time their nerves failed, and they refused to quit their shelter for the enemy’s clattering bullets. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Handel Richardson And though he quieted down somewhat, under the shelter of the hood, she did not cease to croon to him and comfort him. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

These arms that have kept you from death shall shelter you — ah, let them shelter you! These hands shall work for you. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Andrew Lang He took the first path he could find, and after walking for a long time he fancied he saw a faint light, and began to hope that he was coming to some cottage where he might find shelter for the night. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Lewis Burckhard This little village is built in a sandy plain, close to the beach, without any shelter from the sun; a few date-plantations are at some distance behind it. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arnold Bennett Then, feeling with her feet for the steps, she ascended into the shelter of the porch. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope No doubt she had given shelter to a young woman at the request of a friend of her son, the young woman paying her ten shillings a week for her board and lodging. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Eliot And the men thereabout questioned her, and said, ‘Wherefore dost thou desire to cross the river? Tarry till the morning, and take shelter here for the night; so shalt thou be wise and not foolish. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Jules Verne Once through that gorge, his plan was to keep off the road, and, under the shelter of the high ranges, march to the coast across the inhabited regions of the province. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Your life will become the ordinary life of a struggle for a piece of bread and a shelter for yourself and children. Mother by Maksim Gorky

We had scarcely time to get under shelter of the director’s roof, when the thunder began to echo loudly amongst the rocks, and was speedily followed by torrents of rain. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

A day out in the open, whereby the refreshed and purified body would give home and shelter to a clean and purified soul. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Thomas Hardy The man held the reins, and the lady had got some shelter from the storm by clinging close to his side. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Sir Walter Scott The rest of the army slept on the ground, dispersed in groups, which chose their beds on the fields as they could best find shelter and convenience. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Gertrude Stein This does not happen in an asylum, it does not even happen in the hay and in the double shapes that shelter cooking. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Elizabeth Gaskell From one we had borrowed an umbrella; in the house of another we had taken shelter from a rough September storm. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Edith Wharton She pictured the poor creature shivering behind her fallen defences and awaiting with suspense the moment when she could take refuge in the first shelter that offered. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Perhaps there was some faint ray of hope in the young man’s mind, as he drew near to that little village-inn beneath whose shelter he had been so happy with his childish bride. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

D. H. Lawrence The very decided limits to his intelligence were a shelter to her. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Perhaps at he most an occasional foreign yacht gropes in at one of the gaps between the islands for shelter from bad weather, and is precious lucky to get in safe. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Ford Madox Ford Nine miles from anywhere, with chalk down roads to walk on and not a bush for shelter or shade . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

But she could see that the girl was a comfort to her father, and that his troubles were a defence and shelter to her. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Thomas Hardy I shall be in the summer shelter of the mount to-morrow morning at half-past ten. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope He’s very infirm; you’ll be astonished when you see him; but while he lives and while I have a bit of bread to share with him, or a roof to shelter him, for your sake, he shall never want it. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Anthony Trollope It was clearly his duty to go, and almost as clearly mine to give her shelter till he should come back. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Jack London Later, the nine team-dogs gathered together and sought shelter in the forest. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle They shelter the walls from the rain, therefore, by great overhanging thatches. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

You must bring your own cassava bread along with you, hunt in the forest for your meat and make the night’s shelter for yourself. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Anthony Trollope Why was she there at that hour? Must it be that he should put her again from the shelter of his roof? Carry was clever enough to perceive in a moment what was passing in the old man’s mind. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Andrew Lang Without recognising Iwanich, he opened the door when he knocked and gave him shelter for the night. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I landed in Liverpool with half-a-dollar in my pocket, and I’ve had neither decent food nor decent shelter since I landed. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

A man demanded the means of food and shelter in his retreat nowadays, and a deserted bothy or a cave on the hillside was out of date. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

John Lewis Burckhard The wind still continued, and obliged us to seek for shelter behind a hillock in the lower part of Wady Szeder, where we found protec­tion against the driving sands. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Here, on the summit, Graul and Niotte built themselves a house, asking no more of life than a roof to shelter them; for they had no child to build for, and their spirit was broken. Phoebus on Halzaphron by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Robert Louis Stevenson I found a shelter near the fire-hole, and made myself snug for the night. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Inside the water was as smooth as a mill pond, but when we left the shelter of the high land and passed outside, the complexion of affairs was somewhat altered. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft It was after four when Lake at last prepared to sign off and advised us all to share the rest period his outfit would take when the shelter walls were a little higher. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Walter Besant When I could walk no more I found myself in Covent Garden Market, and threw myself under shelter of a roof at least among the stalks and leaves and straw which littered the place. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle It has been folly on my part to shelter myself behind mere barriers of wood and stone. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

It was a charming costly trifle, matching the blue coat and skirt she was wearing, but large enough to shelter her face from the sun. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Jules Verne Cyrus Harding now imparted to his companions a scheme for completely isolating Prospect Heights so as to shelter it from the attacks both of quadrupeds and quadrumana. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

She bent her head over her arms to shelter herself from the blows. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I should like to feel that my old churches were safe from demolition: that my old convents and monasteries should always shelter the pious indolence of friars and nuns. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Very bitter misery has fallen upon me within the last fortnightheaven alone knows how undeserved that misery has been — and I know not whether this roof will shelter me after to-day. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

On reaching the shelter tent I halted for two hours, or till the caravan had got a good start after passing me. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

John Lewis Burckhard As we thought it very likely that they would waylay us farther on, in the narrow pass of Montala, we deemed it prudent to retire to Adjeroud, and take shelter in the castle for the night. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Now if you will shelter these two innocents whilst I forage we shall make a famous household. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Wilkie Collins At so much a week, they had hired a tent to shelter the open dust-heap from wind and weather. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Louisa May Alcott He shall not shelter himself behind a promise from you softhearted girls. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Victor Hugo To believe in a shelter is to believe in God. However, in that plain of snow there was nothing like a roof. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edith Wharton But the journey is long and difficult, and not to be safely attempted without some assurance of shelter on the way. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The whole day did I wander or sit there alone, finding warmth in the sun, shelter among the trees, and a sort of companionship in my own thoughts. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Bram Stoker Round the rock he had drawn a circle, such as we had found shelter in last night. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I had killed the bread-winner of the family and here was I approaching them now as one, whom no doubt, they would be glad to shelter in their home. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Gissing They looked at each other for an instant, then Marian left the shelter of the tree, opened her umbrella, and walked quickly away. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Hardy It formed a shelter or store for the fishermen, the bottom of the lerret being tarred as a roof. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Beside the forest oak and the stern pine, the tree of the white blossoms, the graceful floripundio, seems to seek for shelter and support. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Captain Bulstrode had felt in no very pleasant humor as he walked across the lawn, but some softening influence stole upon him on the threshold of that sylvan shelter which made him feel a better man. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope They still hold by their houses, though they were in the very thick of the war, because there they had shelter for their families, and elsewhere they might seek it in vain. North America by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle When he fled for shelter to the flattering creation of fancy, some abhorred idea always started up amidst the gay vision, and dissolved the pleasing enchantment. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Ann Radcliffe He had better have staid where he was, for he wandered about a long while, and could see nothing, and what was worse, the storm came on louder than before, and he had no rocks to shelter him now. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Mark Twain Just as they got within its shelter the storm burst and the rain poured down. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Henry Kingsley So she pushed on through the evening toward the sinking sun, till the milestones passed slower and slower, and then she found shelter in a tramps’ lodging-house, and got what rest she could. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Ann Radcliffe Among the mountains there was no possibility of meeting with other shelter than what the habitation of man afforded, and such a shelter there was little probability of finding. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

It was a strange peace which she shared with me in this unexpected shelter full of disorder in its neglected splendour. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Joseph Furphy I thought it might lull before I left the shelter of the scrub, but it only increased. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Twelve years before his death, the munificence of the India House, by granting him a liberal retiring allowance, had placed his own support under shelter from accidents of any kind. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

George Gissing As they issued from the shelter of the wood, a breeze buffeted about them, but only for a moment; then the air grew still, and nothing was audible but a soft whispering among the boughs below. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

You will be well advised, Master Bonamy, to seek a shelter for the night, since in your errand there is no need of spurring. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Jules Verne But Herbert, from the height of his observatory, could examine all the yet unknown portion of the island, which might have given shelter to the strangers whose presence they suspected. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Keeping well in shelter I climbed to the top and cautiously looked around me. Greenmantle by John Buchan

H. Rider Haggard Without food or shelter it was very certain that few of those alive to-night would live to see a second dawn. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

She lent herself to their customs with smiles and sweetness, but her eye brightened when Edward came, and she often unconsciously retreated to his side as a shelter and a refuge. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Charles Dickens The New Year never can be happy to me, if I see the child and you go wandering away, you don’t know where, without a shelter for your heads. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

I have fought the battle of life, and have conquered, and am strong enough to protect and shelter the woman I love. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Borrow These bays and firths are invariably of an immense depth, and sufficiently capacious to shelter the navies of the proudest maritime nations. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

F. Scott Fitzgerald He rushed to the edge of the woods and then hesitated whether or not to cross the fields and try to reach the shelter of the little house marked by a light far down the valley. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis This valley of refuge, this refuge without flight, this valley shelter from the wars abroad and the hysteric factions of the land, this close and smiling cheer, this dear dear home. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim You had the shelter of my roof as long as you wanted it, and the truth from me when you left it. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Isabella Bird We sang, and rowed, and fished, and laughed, and made others laugh, and were perfectly happy, never knowing and scarcely caring where we should obtain shelter for the night. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Nyid-nyiri, the finches, came in hundreds drinking four kerosene-tins full on a hot day, and taking shelter beneath my stretcher. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Robert Louis Stevenson Well was it for Knox that he succeeded no better; it is under this very ambiguity about Deborah that we shall find him fain to creep for shelter before he is done with the regiment of women. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope They are robbed of the sickly shelter by which they have been surrounded; the hot sun strikes the uncovered fibers of the roots, and the poor, solitary invalid languishes, and at last dies. North America by Anthony Trollope

Kenneth Grahame Then, Ajax-like, shouting terribly, I issued from shelter and discharged my ammunition. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Willa Cather The voices came from the shelter next the gun. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Charles Dickens Give the alarm, cry out, refuse to shelter me. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Edith Wharton She could not even pause to smile over the heiress’s view of a colossal fortune as a mere shelter against want: her mind was filled with the vision of what that shelter might have been to her. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Rudyard Kipling The shelter of the gorze by the cliff-edge was their chosen retreat. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Meredith Think as he would in exaltation of Diana to shelter himself, he was the accused. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

You are quite young enough and pretty enough to win a good man’s regard, if you were a penniless unprotected widow, needing a husband to shelter you and provide for you. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Directly we left the shelter of the pine grove, speech became impossible. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

William Morris Do not, at any rate, shelter yourselves from any misgiving you may have behind the fallacy that the art-lacking labour of to-day is happy work: for the most of men it is not so. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson After allowing the rock to get fully up, or to be sufficiently left by the tide, that the boats might have some shelter from the range of the sea, they proceeded at 8 a. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy I’ve put some cider down to warm in my shelter here, and we’ll sit and drink it and talk this over. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The mother had been removed to a shelter in Timberdale village, and was being cared for. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

Isabella Bird This place standing high without shelter is fearfully exposed; there is no milk and no comfort of any kind for the sick men. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H. G. Wells Two others were now assisting Trafford to put up the little tent that was to shelter her, and the fifth was kneeling beside her very solemnly and respectfully cutting slices of bacon for her to fry. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Each living thing sought its shelter under grass or stone. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Charles Stur We reached it on the 24th of the month, and were really glad to get under shelter of the tents. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne The dogs were left to themselves, their own instinct leading them to find sufficient shelter under the snow. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]