Phrases with "shocked"

Anthony Trollope You’ll be shocked when you see him: you’ll find him so much altered. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ay, yo’ may look shocked at me, but it’s him as yo’ ought for to be shocked at if yo’ knew all. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Henry James I was extremely shocked at the Countess’s want of dignity in continuing to see the man by whose hand her husband had fallen. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

Your uncle Silas was called up, and greatly shocked of course, and he did what I believe was best. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassan This indirect allusion to Boule de Suif shocked the respectable members of the party. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope As my ignorance on all such matters is of a depth which the professor can hardly imagine, and which it would have shocked him to behold, I did not visit the museum. North America by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf She remembered how William Bankes had been shocked by her neglect of the significance of mother and son. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Abraham Merri If you take another step toward this girl I’ll shoot you — by God, I will!” Drake halted, shocked amazement in his face; I myself felt resentful, wondering at his outburst. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

He would find Leadenhall Street a street of white palaces, and would no doubt be as shocked at finding that the Bank of England has gone sur-realiste as if he had found the Sphinx going coy. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Rudyard Kipling Above all, is he shocked that Mrs. Boulte cannot see the error of her ways. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Caroline Lamb A thousand things shocked her at first, which afterwards she not only tolerated but adopted. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Leslie Stephen Pope, therefore, was terribly shocked when he found himself accused of heterodoxy. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Henry James Not to lose at the game of life you must — I don’t say cheat, but not be too sure your neighbour won’t, and not be shocked out of your self-possession if he does. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

The whites, of course greatly discomposed, had besides a curious look of being painfully shocked by such an outrageous row. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Look! the padre is shocked at you, and in this holy place!” Signa hung his head. Signa by Ouida

Tobias Smolle Believe me, madam, I was so shocked at his conversation on that subject, and so much incensed at his want of delicacy, that my temper was scarce sufficient for the ceremony of parting. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

William Blades Occasionally these libraries were (I speak of thirty years ago) put even to vile uses, such as would have shocked all ideas of propriety could our ancestors have foreseen their fate. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Jane Austen I know those who would be shocked by such a representation of Mr Elliot, who would have difficulty in believing it; but I have never been satisfied. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

George Meredith The thought in Laura’s shocked grey eyes was, “They have done little enough for you,” i. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. G. Wells Almost subconsciously, the note-books and textbooks drew themselves apart into a shocked little heap and the riddles of Blake opened of their own accord before me. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

William Godwin The story goes on to say, that Maximilian was so disgusted and shocked with what he saw, that he banished Trithemius his presence for ever. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Ann Radcliffe Beatrice, shocked at his condition, would have gone for assistance, but he waved her to stay. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

The servants, shocked at her distraction, would have withheld her from entering it, but could not. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’ve got a one-piece that’s shocked the natives all along the Atlantic coast from Biddeford Pool to St. Augustine.” “I suppose you’re a shark. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Richard Burton Whoever knew an Afghan fair who was not “Nur Jan,” or “Sahib Jan”? 26 The British reader will be shocked to hear that by the term “fatted ass” the intellectual lady alluded to her husband. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Ann Radcliffe This information, though it shocked the hopes of the Count, did not entirely destroy them; for he yet believed that time and assiduity might befriend his wishes. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Patalolo wagged his aged head doubtingly, and Babalatchi withdrew with a shocked mien and put himself forthwith under Lakamba’s protection. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Henry Fielding In this light I am shocked at my own folly, and am resolved to leave my children under your care, and go directly to my husband. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Farewell.” Clement was deeply shocked and mortified at this contemptuous desertion, and this cold-blooded missive. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope Aunt Polly thought that the county would be shocked if a man charged with bigamy was allowed to be present at the marriage. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He looked at her again, and was shocked at the ghastly wretchedness of her daubed face. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Bram Stoker I believe we should have shocked the ‘New Woman’ with our appetites. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

It so altered her calm, rather childish, face that it shocked him. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Henry James She had tried sharpness, and she had tried sternness: but neither would do; she was shocked at the girl’s obstinacy. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Henry Adams Nothing shocked — not even its weakness. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

D. H. Lawrence It shocked and distressed him. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett She looked at Constance, who had been standing near the door in the attitude of a shocked listener. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Rudyard Kipling Vanity and ignorance were severely shocked when they confronted a long street of business — a street of two-storied houses, full of ticca-gharries, shop-signs, and above all jinrickshaws. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

I was in the conditon of mind to be shocked at nothing: in fact, I was as reckless as some malefactors show themselves at the foot of the gallows. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Arnold Bennett Sophia felt the nearness of the idea and she wanted to be shocked at the notion of any avowed association between herself and Madame Foucault; but she could not be. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James They pretend to be shocked because it looks exclusive, but in point of fact they like it first-rate. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Elizabeth Gaskell Edith was terribly shocked as she read it, and cried in a sobbing, frightened, childish way, much to her husband’s distress. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Reduced for companions to needy parasites, he braved and he shocked all decorous opinion by that ostentation of excess, which made Richelieus and Lauzuns the rage. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Wilkie Collins Lady Loring was so shocked at what he said to her on the subject, that she has only repeated it to me with a certain reserve. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Henry James Captain Benyon was not a cynic in any sense in which he might have shocked an innocent mind; he kept his cynicism to himself, and was a very clever, courteous, attentive gentleman. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Sir Joseph Molloy laughed a merry, hearty, boyish laugh, and Mr. Justice Mayhew looked round at him with an expression of shocked disgust on his stern face. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson The English Board was apparently shocked by the picture of these dissensions. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Godwin The spirited and decisive way in which the author explodes the system of gallantry, and the species of homage with which the sex is usually treated, shocked the majority. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle But it was very different with Raffles Haw. The incident had shocked him to his inmost soul. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Gustave Flauber Antipas listened, without appearing to be shocked at the strength of the invectives. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

It was an offence, certainly, but an offence of shocked bewilderment. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

The huntsman upon this put his hand into his bag to pull out the paw, but was shocked to find that it was a woman’s hand, with a wedding-ring on the finger. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

H. G. Wells He was greatly shocked that one so young should see so frightful a scene. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell I fear you will be shocked when you see Anne; but be on your guard, dear E— — not to express your feelings; indeed, I can trust both your self-possession and your kindness. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

And the child has no mother, you know, to be shocked with it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells The chapel of the printers was, no doubt, shocked to find itself asleep. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

H. G. Wells It was on my conscience that it was disloyal to Milly, and I even made a half-hearted attempt to tell Milly that I had met Hetty and been shocked at her poverty and unhappiness. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

But if you show it to the English they will be so shocked that they will use lorgnettes to hide their confusion. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Frances Hodgson Burnett But Feather was not shocked or alarmed. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

When he saw me as one of the sailors he started back as if I shocked him. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

The notion of men who were at least partly white living in poverty among ‘natives’ so shocked her that she stopped short on the path, and the game of tennis was postponed for a few minutes. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edith Wharton Stanwell was not shocked by the discovery — he was only the more sorry for the little man, who was, after all, denied that solace of self-sufficiency which his talk so noisily proclaimed. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Sinclair Lewis Now and then he had been attracted by some other woman, but he had been as shocked as though he were a priest. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope It shocked the prudence of Mrs. Clavering — this idea of abandoning money, the possession of which was questioned by no one. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Let the reader not be shocked to hear that Kate Daly’s room was given up to him, as being best suited for a sick man’s comfort, and the two ladies took it in turn to watch him. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce As a boy he had imagined the reins by which horses are driven as slender silken bands and it shocked him to feel at Stradbrooke the greasy leather of harness. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

George Gissing She recognised the portion of truth in what he said, but it shocked her that he should allow himself to speak thus. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence The colliery people felt as if this catastrophe had happened directly to themselves, indeed they were more shocked and frightened than if their own men had been killed. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle This very hour our eyes have been shocked with that which would have left you unmoved. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry Fielding The good man seemed greatly shocked at the relation, and remained in a silent astonishment. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Nathaniel Hawthorne If visitors came in, she spoke in soft and soothing accents, and was startled and shocked by their loud voices. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Rudyard Kipling Why is it always Papa who is so shocked and has never heard of such things — and Mamma who supplies the excuses? . Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle Apart from his injuries, even his iron nerves had been shocked by the events of the evening, and he listened with horror to my account of the Baron’s transformation. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Isabella Bird He said that before his day the tribesmen not only robbed, but killed, and that he had reduced them to such order that he was surprised as well as shocked at this occurrence. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

What a lovely life!’ She was awfully shocked at the women dancing with ‘naked legs,’ and at all the rustic swains and girls embracing each other. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Edith Wharton Agreeable as their expression was, the young man was shocked that they should reflect so unseemly a picture of the august tribunal before which, at that very moment, her case was being tried. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Sinclair Lewis It shocked Sam to find how jarred he was by this demonstration of democracy. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

H.P. Lovecraft There remained, however, a tiny residue of accounts which for years baffled and shocked me with their parallelism to my own experience. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Henry James That sort of thing isn’t done here, you know, and every one was shocked when we came back — or rather, you see, when we didn’t! I begged him to bring me in, but he wouldn’t. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

George Gissing The voice, the glance, the phrases jarred upon him, shocked him. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

D. H. Lawrence He was not shocked or horrified. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Doctor Colligan ought to have been shocked at this; and so he was,, at first, to a certain extent, but he was not a man of a very high tone of feeling. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

He resembled an old maid, a commercial old maid, shocked by some impropriety. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

People are too frightened either of seeming to be shocked or of seeming not to be shocked, to be able to define the relationship between art and morals. Collected Essays by George Orwell

H. G. Wells Challenged to justify this statement, which greatly shocked the rank and file of the Labour battalions, he defended himself by an appeal to my works. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Ann Radcliffe Laura, shocked at her condition, was informed of its cause, and filial tenderness watched over her with unwearied attention. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Fabrizio saw this Conte in the streets of Bologna and was shocked by the air of superiority with which he took up the pavement and deigned to display his graces to the public. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

William Godwin The citizens were shocked with the inhumanity of the prophet. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Ann Radcliffe Madame, shocked at what she had seen, instantly retired, and buried in her own bosom that secret, the discovery of which would most essentially have poisoned the peace of the marquis. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

The king, shocked with this appearance of ingratitude in his favourite child, desired her to consider her words, and to mend her speech, lest it should mar her fortunes. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Lucy Maud Montgomery Mrs. Lynde says she always feels shocked when she hears of anyone ever having been naughty, no matter how small they were. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Flory’s seditious opinions shocked him, but they also gave him a certain shuddering pleasure, such as a pious believer will take in hearing the Lord’s Prayer repeated backwards. Burmese Days by George Orwell

H. G. Wells When Grundy tells her things are shocking, she’s shockedpink and breathless. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Henry James She wasn’t at all events shocked — which he had glanced at but for a handsome humility — and he would give her as many minutes as she liked. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope Lady Ushant, shocked at the necessity of explaining to him the ill feeling that existed, said that perhaps it would be best. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

They treated the affair with a nakedness that shocked her. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Sir Walter Scott By my faith, I shall never forget the force with which he shocked De Vipont. The poor Hospitaller was hurled from his saddle like a stone from a sling. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

G. K. Chesterton But of all those who were shocked at the judgment which had condemned them, perhaps not one had been more amazed than the man whom the judgment had justified. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Guy de Maupassant The man and the woman, one standing, the other sitting, were listening with astonishment, so shocked that they could not move. Friend Joseph (L'Ami Joseph) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

I feared he would be shocked at finding me there, would consider my conduct incorrect, conceivably treat me with contempt. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Meredith The suddenness of the evident intimacy between Clara and Colonel De Craye shocked Laetitia; their acquaintance could be computed by hours. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

In the social clubs he would be shocked to find a profane intrusion of business talk. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

So shocked as we were when dear Lady Polecat told us—I thought poor Charlotte would have fainted. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Wilkie Collins Poor Mrs. Clements supposed that he was only shocked to see how ill she was. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Radclyffe Hall Into Joan’s shocked consciousness there began to creep a wondering realization of her own inadequacy. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Arnold Benne One loses, in the study of cause and effect, that absurd air which so many people have of being always shocked and pained by the curiousness of life. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

H.G. Wells If in the bar-parlour of the Cat and Cornucopia you swear by God no one would be shocked, but if you swore by Lady Harnmergallow they would probably be shocked enough to turn you out of the room. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Virginia Woolf By attending the nursery, or the sick bed, women are too apt to acquire a habit of conversing on such subjects in language which men of delicacy are shocked at. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

George Meredith Old Lady Dacier’s bluntness in speaking of her grandson would have shocked Lady Wathin as much as it astonished, had she been less of an ardent absorber of aristocratic manners. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

E. Phillips Oppenheim David felt the blood pounding through his veins as he drew away in shocked self-contempt. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

George Gissing The indelicacy of the act shocked him, and yet he felt that it was only too much in harmony with what he knew, or thought he knew, of Carrie’s character. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Helen had been shocked at the idea of direct enlistment. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Sinclair Lewis I may be shocked by what I find there. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Laura happened to look up at Edward Clare as he finished speaking, and the expression of his countenance startled and shocked her. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

A clique were shocked at her; it was not her salaciousness they objected to but her success. A Memoir of Mrs. Behn by Montague Summers

Henry Kingsley At dinner-time, some naked blacks had come up to the dray, and had frightened and shocked her. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope I have been shocked to hear that you have denied that you ever engaged yourself to me. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Without in the least respecting our carpets, they were eternally pacing them with rapid strides, and, what most shocked our feelings, spitting upon them. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Ralph Waldo Emerson He shocked the company by maintaining that the attributes of God were two, — power and risibility; and that it was the duty of every pious man to keep up the comedy. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Our hero was shocked to hear the word “afraid” used by the driver: the fact being that really he had been extremely afraid after the blow from the sword-hilt which had struck him in the face. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Arnold Bennett He was now shocked as much by the girl’s outrageous candour as by the indisputable revelation that she went hungry for praise. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H. G. Wells Perhaps he was really shocked and distressed by the virtual nudity of these lovely bodies about him. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

I stared at him in unbelief, and he stared at me with a queer kind of shocked curiosity. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Sir Walter Scott He found Lord Sussex dressed, but unbraced, and lying on his couch, and was shocked at the alteration disease had made in his person. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

The bishop looked up at her in a shocked astonishment. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

If you think I was either surprised or shocked you do me an injustice in more ways than one! Ah, he was an imaginative beggar! He would give himself away; he would give himself up. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Henry James My elder companion, the next moment, at any rate, blotted out everything but her own flushed face and her loud, shocked protest, a burst of high disapproval. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

May it shock you as much as it shocked me. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope Mrs Prime was undoubtedly very angry with her mother, and much shocked at her sister, but she did not relish the outspoken sympathy of her confidential friend. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

She told me things that — shocked me. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

She would, I think, be shocked at the very thought. Serapion by Francis Stevens

He knew something that had shocked and startled her had happened the day before, but when he had tried to find out what it was, she had snubbed him. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Wilkie Collins He could only say that he was inexpressibly shocked and astonished, and that he could throw no light whatever on the mysterious circumstances of the case. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Fielding I had scarce cast my eyes on this woman before I was so shocked with the sight that it almost deprived me of my senses; for the villain Hebbers came presently in and seated himself behind her. Amelia by Henry Fielding

H.P. Lovecraft This time there were no dreams, for the suddenness of the incident shocked me out of all thought either conscious or subconscious. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Willa Cather Imogen was considerably shocked at his unlikeness to the slender, black-stocked Rolla he had looked at twenty. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

It has been enough to make the very stones blush; even the drunken man was so shocked that he went to the grating in the door, and told her to be quiet. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells He was a good doctor but he made one mistake which did very much to restore my prestige at Holt. I had been shocked and sickened but I had had no acute pain at all. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arnold Bennett The vision of Maggie and Hollins at the altar shocked her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry Handel Richardson Even she, Mary, who had known him in so many a tight fit, had felt shocked at his condition after his last adventure. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins The first sight of this woman, on her entrance, sickened and shocked me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope And then, while he was still hesitating, she astounded,—nay, shocked him by her mode of ending the conference. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sinclair Lewis He himself was a stranger in Zenith, and he had gone forth and he had been “appalled — aghast — bowed in shocked horror” at the amount of vice, and such interesting and attractive vice. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence They were both shocked so much, they were impersonal, and no longer hated each other. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith His ideas of family duties and ties, and his manner of expressing himself, shocked me, that is all. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Meredith The woman’s way of taking breath shocked and enfeebled him. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Roger had been shocked by Janey’s lack of filial piety, but he at once concluded that Dick must have “had grounds” for his distrust. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Anthony Trollope But it shocked her that the Marquis should be so spoken of, especially that he should be so spoken of if he were really dying! Plain speaking! Yes, indeed. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

H. G. Wells Heavens! how it shocked me! I could give a score of such grim pictures—and queer pictures. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

The next time they consulted the spirits, Kelly pretended to be shocked at their language, and refused to tell Dee what they had said. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins I was so shocked and distressed that I had the greatest difficulty in preserving my own self-control. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is not the technicalities that shocked you, it was my bad art. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Frequent were his expressions of regret for his own rashness, and he felt much concern from the fear that Louisa would be shocked with his death. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Elizabeth Von Arnim Wordsworth, wasn’t it?” And she remembered, with a kind of shocked inward laughter, being now with Jim again, the irreverent Edward’s name for the great man. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Washington Irving He was especially shocked by the free and easy tone in which Goldsmith was addressed by the pig butcher: “Come, Noll,” would he say, as he pledged him, “here’s my service to you, old boy. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Starting, turning, I met a face bent to encounter mine; a frowning, almost a shocked face it was. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Dericka was terribly shocked to see what a wreck the poor man had become, and gasped as she looked. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope He was greatly shocked to hear of his death. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I’m shocked to have to talk to you about it. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle Even in that one evening I saw several things which shocked me, for I had a high standard, and it went to my heart to see an ill-arranged camp, an ill-groomed horse, or a slovenly trooper. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Theodore Dreiser Gerhardt, shocked and greatly depressed, hung about like one expectant of and greatly awed by the possibility of disaster. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

I was not so shocked as you may think. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

The shocked watchers on the wall could still see the creature. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Wilkie Collins But she was shocked at my carelessness, and justly angry with me for placing myself in a position, which, but for her interference, might have become a very disgraceful one. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Algernon Blackwood Her next words shocked me inexpressibly: “You laugh,” she said, “but I——” she sighed —“I weep. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

She would write to Ramon that the news of Douro’s terrible death had so shocked her that she could not come to the Old Regency for a few days and would have to have a rest. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

My first interview with her grieved and shocked me: she had altered so much since our separation. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

The moral consciousness of many reflecting men was shocked by doctrines like those of original sin, predestination, the atonement, and everlasting punishment. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

H. G. Wells Apparently he had not visited England for some years, and he is shocked by the ruinous desolation of the outer suburbs of London. Plainly he had lived in and loved London as a boy. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Guy de Maupassan The immorality of the peasants shocked her, and this warm spring seemed to stir the sap in human beings as well as in plants. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle But Malone was more shocked by those which were recognized, since it was so clear that the word was put into the medium’s mouth. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

I shocked him excessively by laughing. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Sinclair Lewis She was sometimes shocked quite as she had shocked Gopher Prairie by these girls with their cigarettes and elfish knowledge. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Eliot I was never so shocked in my life as at the change in her. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

This shocked him into comprehension; he stifled the violent tenderness in his breast, picked up his hat and moved on more briskly. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

They had all been very shocked at what had happened to the fellow member of their society, but could throw no light on the mystery surrounding his death. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I’ve shocked him beyond recovery unless I do something quickly. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

I said that all this shocked me, and I’m hanged if I didn’t get him to believe that I meant it. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Walter Scott He was too much, hardened by his course of life to be shocked with them — too indifferent, and probably too stupid, to catch any part of their animation or energy. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Professor Braddock will be shocked otherwise. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Ann Radcliffe She perceived the mistake of the Earl, and it shocked her. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Did not know anything whatever of the circumstances attending the death; thought it a most deplorable calamity, and was never more shocked in his life than when he heard of it. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Arnold Bennett Then two masons suddenly came with heavy tools, and were shocked to find that all was not prepared for them. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle I use the adjective with a very definite meaning, for I have had an experience since which has shocked me almost as much as the other. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Robert Louis Stevenson I was somewhat shocked at this; but I had myself to look to first of all, and did not hesitate to let him lie as he had fallen. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

There was nothing to be shocked at in this. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

He appeared greatly shocked by the intelligence, his whole frame was agitated, and he remained for some time with his eyes bent on the ground, showing signs of strong emotion. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Anthony Trollope There had not been hitherto much of veneration in Caldigate’s character, but even he had, on occasions, been almost shocked at the want of respect evinced by his friend for conventional rules. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett Endowed though she was with rare privileges, as a faithful retainer, she would have been shocked and shamed had her gaze, improperly wandering, encountered the gaze of the master or the guest. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Wilkie Collins I was naturally shocked at it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell But, on stroking her cheek in a caressing way soon after, he was almost shocked to find her face wet with tears. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope Dear Sir,— Yours of the 9th instant has come to hand, and I beg to say with compliments how shocked we were to hear of the Squire’s accident. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Jeremy Bentham A Spanish grazier would as soon hear of his having bred a mule, as of his having bred a horse: the purity of a Jewish grazier would have been shocked at the imputation. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

He was human, and therefore mixed, and their desolation had shocked him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arnold Bennett To Hilda, shocked by the coarseness and the obtuseness which evidently characterized his attitude, now as on other occasions, this self-confidence was desolating; it was ominously sinister. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Wilkie Collins Phoebe, daintily picking up her oysters with her fork, affected to be shocked at Mrs. Sowler’s coarse method of eating and drinking. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Meredith The marriage had shocked and stricken him, cleaving, in his love for his daughter, a goodly tree and withering many flowers. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

James Joyce You mean that knockkneed mother’s darling who seems to be slightly crawsick? Jousts. Time shocked rebounds, shock by shock. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

I’m quite sure it began with a certificate of his death; and then, I think, was added a statement, at his last request, which surprised, or perhaps, shocked us. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

James Joyce Since you are on for versingrhetorish say your piece! How Buccleuch shocked the rosing girnirilles. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce