Phrases with "shop"

H. G. Wells Then with an armful, still eating, he went his way looking for another shop to go on with his meal. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At the same time, I am disappointed when I see her leave the shop without opening the telegram. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Wilkie Collins By my directions, it took me up at the appointed hour, at a shop where I was a regular customer. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Lady Morgan In London, the miserable shop of a gin seller, and the magnificent palace of a Duke, alternately create disgust, or awaken approbation. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

They have made an apothecary’s shop of my body. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

I was slowing down through Maldon, about four miles from Tollesbury Hall, when Lord Michael himself happened to come out of a shop there and, recognising me, waved to me to stop. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Pushing our way as best we might through the motley crowd that here chatters, cheapens, buys, sells, and perpetually jostles to and fro, we came presently to a shop for the sale of Eastern goods. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

Robert Louis Stevenson There stands, I fancy, to this day (but now how fallen!) a certain stationer’s shop at a corner of the wide thoroughfare that joins the city of my childhood with the sea. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett Edwin was familiar with every detail of the printer’s work-book, the daybook, the combined book colloquially called ‘invoice and ledger,’ the ‘bought’ ledger, and the shop cash-book. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

She was taken into the family of an aunt who kept a grocer’s shop in Miss Prodder’s native town. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anna Katherine Green Going downtown as usual, he wandered again into the little dry-goods shop to see if the package had been sent. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

George Gissing In a poor street in Clerkenwell was a certain poor little shop — built out as an afterthought from an irregular lump of houses; a shop with a room behind it and a cellar below; no more. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Arnold Bennett The shop was the great unsolved question. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Virginia Woolf The shop girl good-humouredly must have said something flattering, for suddenly her face lit up in ecstasy. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

George Gissing Since Mr. Tollady’s death the shop had not been opened, and notice of the cessation of business had been forwarded to the few regular employers of the old man’s printing-press. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell I told him first because he is my wife’s nephew; but I tell thee now, Philip. It would be a good thing for the shop if one of ye was married. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Gissing Even within my recollection—how quickly things change!—no lady would have dreamt of permitting her daughter to take an engagement in a shop or any such place. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing All at once the shop door was pushed open, and the veiled figure of a lady entered. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells I daresay I could run a shop all right if I wasn’t interfered with. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

George Gissing Helen was turning to leave the shop when he suddenly rose and caught her by the arm. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then springing off and running into the shop again he clanked down upon his knees before the image of the Virgin upon the smithy wall. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

All these improbable stories about leaving the shop and mending your son’s clothes in your bedroom are so many inventions. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

At first glance they looked like reversible shop shutters more than anything else, being about six feet long by three wide, and were attached to the rail of the bulwarks by enormous hinges. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Outside the delicatessen shop at the top of the Ramblas gangs of barefooted children were always waiting to swarm round anyone who came out and clamour for scraps of food. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

The shop was giving trouble and Father was worried — that was about as far as she saw into it. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins There was no shop near in which I could take refuge. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

H. G. Wells We’ve bin give away and we’re busted,’ and then the door into the shop closed. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Well, I was almost beginning to lose patience, when I sat down in a fancy-stationer’s shop to rest myself. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Henry Lawson The old man had a carpenter’s shop fixed up in a shed at the back of his house, and he used to work there pretty often, and sometimes I’d come over and yarn with him. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Daniel Defoe It seems it was a mercer’s shop that they had rifled. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

From a distance her shop appeared light and gay with its pale blue signboard, on which the word “Laundress” was painted in big yellow letters, amidst the dark row of the other frontages. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

No wonder that Professor Emanuel liked to take his cigar and his lounge, and to read his feuilleton in M. Miret’s shop — the two must have suited. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

George Gissing Honest, he did! He keeps a shop in Tottenham Court Road. He and father ‘d quarrelled, and he never come near when father died, and I had to look out for myself. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells He would have the paraffine can upset and the shop lamp, as if awaiting refilling, at a convenient distance in the scullery ready to catch. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

But Selby, who had lagged behind, fascinated by some gay shop window, looked up to meet two of the bluest eyes he had ever seen. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Olaf Stapledon There were printer’s apprentices, social workers, mechanics, students, clerks, teachers, shop assistants, artists. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Stopping a day at Annapolis, he visited the shop of a well-known optician and ordered seven powerful telescopes, one for every day in the week. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope But now any whipper-snapper out of an apothecary’s shop can call himself a doctor. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis They could not confess that they were such weaklings, but neither had ever been allowed to go into a shop by himself, unwatched. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Fielding The whole town of Ryde could not supply a single leaf; for, as to what Mrs. Francis and the shop called by that name, it was not of Chinese growth. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

At first he did not attract my attention — for a shop window is intended to be looked in at. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Arnold Bennett The shop was, of course, closed for the day, but Mr. Povey was busy there, and in Aunt Harriet’s all-seeing glance he came next after the dishes. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins That’s what he calls doing his duty to the poor, and what I call being a canting sneak! Well, Daubeny Daker saw your advertisement in Dunball’s shop window. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Meredith Had he looked into Crickledon’s shop as he went by, he would have perceived Van Diemen Smith astride a piece of timber, smoking a pipe. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Gilbert went into the room at the end of the shop — a small dark parlour, more crowded with a heterogeneous collection of plate, pictures, and bric-a-brac of all kinds than the shop itself. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arnold Bennett Long after the shop was shut, Constance and Cyril waited in the parlour for the arrival of the master of the house. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing No, not teaching; she’s in a shop in Tottenham Court Road; has what they call a good place, and earns thirty shillings a week. Christopherson by George Gissing

Arnold Bennett I must get into the shop so that I can send Mr. Povey off to the dentist’s. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

You smoke the same brand of cigarettes, you both use the same kind of pencils and from the seller’s names on the bands inside your hats I see you both go to the same shop for them. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Our shop was in the High Street a little before you got to the market-place, and on the corner there was Mrs Wheeler’s sweet-shop where you spent a halfpenny when you had one. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Arthur Morrison It was a shop ever too tight for its stock, which burst forth at every available opening, and heaped so high on the paving that the window was half buried in a bank of shining tin. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells Irresistible curiosity seized Polly. Should he go through the shop to the Manchester department, or risk a second transit outside? He was impelled to make a dive at the street door. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I guess I’m running this shop for the present, and I won’t let my fella ruin his health and eyes. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Where, then, could they have thrust them?” My eyes, as I muttered this, were on the one shop in my line of vision that was still open and lighted. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Florence Dixie All the bottles and stores in Pedro’s shop were thrown from their shelves and broken, and there were few inhabitants in the colony who did not sustain some similar loss. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Arthur Morrison There could never be a shop with ‘R. Perrott’ painted over it, now; there would be no parlour with stuff-bottomed chairs and a piano for Em to play. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

D. H. Lawrence The shop was opened once a week, on Friday evenings. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang The brother of a friend of my own, a man of letters and wide erudition, was, as a boy, employed in a shop in a town, say Wexington. The overseer was a dark, rather hectic-looking man, who died. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

George Gissing She lives with her sister, Miss Cadman — the milliner’s shop in the first street to the left. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Certainly it was true that the shop did not pay. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

G. K. Chesterton He took the ten or twelve steps necessary to take him across the road and into the shop of C. Schiller, amid all the shining sabres and yataghans. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Charles Dickens The girth of his waistcoat was hung up and lettered in his tailor’s shop as an extraordinary curiosity. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

John Galsworthy Where have you sprung from?” “I came up to shop for Clare at the Stores.” “Have you got your night things with you?” “No.” “That doesn’t matter. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

The shop seemed to be quite dark at first. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

George Gissing The shop was very small and did not contain much stock. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

A boy fell through the window of the pastrycook’s shop at the corner of the High-street about half an hour ago, which has occasioned much confusion. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Andrew Lang Catching sight of a prosperous-looking merchant standing in front of a shop full of grain of all kinds, Ram Singh went up to him and asked whether he could give him anything to do. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I watched them go into your office and come out from a shop on the other side of the street. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

John Morley The messenger of the serjeant-at-arms attempted to take one of them into custody in his own shop in the city. Burke by John Morley [1879]

John Galsworthy Why couldn’t he have waited down there on the river, instead of rushing up into the crowd like one of these young clerks or shop fellows? He was glad nobody would know where he had been. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells You see, when you have once sunken your capital in a shop you do not very easily get it out again. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle One of the latter knocked off the man’s hat, on which he raised his stick to defend himself and, swinging it over his head, smashed the shop window behind him. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Gissing It was not easy for Mr. Daffy to leave his shop for the whole day, but an urgent affair called him to London, and he breakfasted early in order to catch the 8. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

H. G. Wells I was not attacking the world by all this effort and self-control; I was making my desperate get-away from the shop and the street. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Mark Twain In Paris we often saw in shop windows the sign “English Spoken Here,” just as one sees in the windows at home the sign “Ici on parle francaise. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells I got food — sour, hard, and mouldy, but quite eatable — in a baker’s shop here. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Scott at the worsted shop told me that she should want some one to clean on Saturday; now you’re a good strong girl, and can do a woman’s work if you’ve a mind. Bessy’s Troubles at Home by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Not very far removed from the residence of Miss Carlyle was a shop in the cheese and ham and butter and bacon line. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The silversmith himself was from home at this time; he was staying at Malvern for his health, going to Worcester on the market days only, Saturdays and Wednesdays, when the shop expected to be busy. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Arnold Bennett Why didn’t Hilda buy grouse? The shop was a poor little interior. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

My brother Craven yesterday insisted on my accompanying him to Le Bas’ shop in that odd little antique street near the Grève; it is a wonderful old curiosity shop. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf She had taken lodging over a baker’s shop at the Park Gates. She had seen his picture and it was the image of a sister of hers who was — here she guffawed — long since dead. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Arthur Machen Royalty was the province of Jaschke’s razor and scissors; his back shop was called the House of Lords, so noble was the custom of the place. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

H. G. Wells There was no dole behind the “swapped” shop assistant in those days. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The streets were utterly dark and silent, not a soul stirring, steel shutters drawn over all the shop windows, but no barricades built yet. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

H.P. Lovecraft The book fell open, almost of its own accord and as if from frequent consultation at this place, to the repellent twelfth plate showing a butcher’s shop amongst the Anzique cannibals. The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Virginia Woolf Yes, she thought, heaving a deep sigh of relief, as she turned from the carpenter’s shop to climb the hill, I can begin to live again. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then I met that strange little man who calls me Miss Surtoes, and who thinks that I was once in a shop with him. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

D. H. Lawrence The shop displayed bread and cakes, sacks of flour and oatmeal, flitches of bacon, hams, lard and sausages. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

James Joyce She said she would do without any tea but when it came near the time at which the shop at the corner closed she decided to go out herself for a quarter of a pound of tea and two pounds of sugar. Dubliners by James Joyce

Gustave Flauber She rarely went out, in order to avoid passing in front of the second- hand dealer’s shop where there was some of the old furniture. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

Ralph Waldo Emerson He who keeps shop on it, or he who merely uses it as a support to his desk and ledger, or to his manufactory, values it less. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

H. G. Wells In the west end they display Winston’s British Gazette in the smart shop windows. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Anna Katherine Green Prevented by her fears from going downtown, or even from going anywhere in the daytime, what was left for her to do but to patronize some such small shop as this. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Arthur Morrison He had been invested with his Sunday clothes of lustrous black, and brought into the shop to give such impression of a shop-walker as he might. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Morrison It’s a shop wot’s bin shut up; next door to a stable-yard. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Tod whispered to me that he should go about Worcester after this in daily dread of seeing Lena’s blue-silk frock and open-worked stockings hanging in a shop window. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

George Gissing A certain book overcame me; I stepped into the little shop to pay for it. Christopherson by George Gissing

George Gissing I haven’t got nobody as can sit with her when we have the shop full. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell He followed me into t’ house — Philip’s house, sir, behind t’ shop — and somehow I told him all, how I were a wedded wife to another. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Father had already spoken to old Grimmett, the grocer, who wanted a smart lad and was willing to take me into the shop immediately. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Gertrude Stein His wife opened a small millinery shop and they managed to live. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Sir Richard Burton So I accosted a tailor sitting in his little shop and saluted him. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

G. K. Chesterton There is a large army of educated men who can talk art with artists; but Browning could not merely talk art with artists — he could talk shop with them. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

William Makepeace Thackeray The business I thought was to last for ever: but at the end of two years came a smash — shut up shop — sell off everything. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

Anthony Trollope Your own father heard Sam Griggs say with his own ears that there was a shop bill left there of I don’t know how long. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Only a few days ago he came into my shop to ask if I had got a heavy hammer with a copper head upon it. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Its shop windows were full of variously colored flasks. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Arnold Bennett The shop could see nothing of her, and only the back of the young man; and the conversation had been conducted in low voices. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing Behind the counter of a chemist’s shop in Oxford Street there served, day after day, a young assistant much observed of female customers. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Willa Cather Saturday night, when Thea went to the butcher shop to get the chickens for Sunday, she heard the whine of an accordion and saw a crowd before one of the saloons. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Sir Walter Scott His barber’s shop projected its long and mysterious pole into Fleet Street, painted party-coloured-wise, to represent the ribbons with which, in elder times, that ensign was garnished. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

He had slept in it from that boyhood in which the brave woman had opened this sort of shop entirely for his sake. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Thomas Hardy But though the churchyard was not nearly so far from his homestead as was her shop at Chalk–Newton, he never appeared in the accidental way that lovers use. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

George Meredith He has a shop in Lymport, I tell you, Harry, and his name on it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Robert Louis Stevenson Only on the occasion of the fair shall you hear a drum discreetly in a wine- shop or perhaps one of the company singing the measure while the others dance. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis Say — Say, it’s funny; I’ve been coming here ever since the shop opened and —” With arch surprise. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

He was glad to learn it was the only chemist shop in the neighbourhood. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

The stretch of gutter before her own shop became very important in her mind. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Arnold Bennett He belonged to the small tradesman class, and, keeping a shop in St. Luke’s Square, he might well have worked harder for less money than he now earned. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Gissing Starting from the shop about four o’clock, they would walk in a direction already agreed upon, and, by fetching a lengthy compass, regain home towards nine. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Meredith Never mind the shop people; we’re well-conducted, and that’s all they care for. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Charles Dickens On his way home, on the evening he set aside for this momentous purpose, he took the precaution of stepping into a chemist’s shop and buying a bottle of the very strongest smelling-salts. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

H. G. Wells Among them were a number of soldiers, and he was surprised to see a policemen, brightly lit from head to foot, watching the looting of a shop that was still untouched by the flames. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Arnold Bennett He had the least possible quantity of haberdashery and linen, for he invariably took from the shop such articles as he required, when he required them, and he would never preserve what was done with. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

G. K. Chesterton The atheist, with his grey eyes at their widest and wildest, was staring straight over his shoulder at the little archway of shop that opened on the street beyond. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

And such queer ways too — a missus who always says you’re drunk, a shop where you mustn’t spit. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Gissing It was a place in an ironmonger’s shop in Hoxton; ‘Arry was to serve at the counter and learn the business. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Von Ravenheim entered the shop and Shane came forward from a workroom at the back and greeted him with a smile. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

George Gissing Her shop training accounts for much. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Virginia Woolf She hailed a cab, and bade it take her to a shop for selling maps which she remembered in Great Queen Street, since she hardly liked to be set down at his door. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

D. H. Lawrence The following days she saw Albert, in his Norfolk jacket and flannel trousers and his straw hat, strolling past several times and looking in through the shop door and up at the upper windows. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Alvina, emerging from a draper’s shop in Rotherhampton Broadway, found them loitering on the pavement outside. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Both of these individuals lived in Charlotte Place, and both every morning just at this hour entered Mr. Tollady’s shop in company. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing Throughout the day the door of Mr. Smales’s shop had been open, though the shutters were up. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

This shop was beginning to turn her brain. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

She never went to shop without stopping to ask Gervaise if there was anything she needed, sugar or butter or salt. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

G. K. Chesterton Above all, he knows it himself, and is therefore affected by the satire exactly as any one of us would be if we were accused of being black or of keeping a shop for the receiving of stolen goods. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

George Gissing About eight o’clock in the evening, after a meditative stroll in the air which he had so praised, he entered the shop where he was wont to make his modest purchases. A Poor Gentleman by George Gissing

On the Monday morning therefore he took a walk to Pentonville Road and had almost come to the pawnbroker’s shop when he was greatly intrigued at catching sight of a man standing outside. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Arnold Bennett It seemed to Hilda that they had escaped from the shop like fox-terriers — like two friendly dogs from the surveillance of an incalculable and dangerous old man. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Meanwhile Father was going to get rid of the errand boy, and Joe was to come home and help with the shop till he got a regular job. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis He looked grandly about the shop as he sat up. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

The shop was stylishly painted black with yellow stripes. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Walter Besant I passed a shop which had a tray outside of baked potatoes. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

He stopped to look in a shop window, not a jeweller’s this time, and I was so close behind him that I daren’t stop, too, but had to walk on and pass him. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Charles Kingsley Before breakfast one morning she had to go up to Heale’s shop for some cordial. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

George Gissing Never go into that shop again, Bertha. It’s really quite a pleasure to buy of Mr. Jollyman; he knows how to behave; I really almost felt as if I was talking to some one of our own class. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

They walked slowly along the pavement, keeping close to each other, lighted up by the glare from the shop windows which showed them smiling and talking together in low voices. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

H. G. Wells Every message had to be taken to the village post-office in that grocer’s shop at Menton, half a mile away. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

In something under ten minutes I stood in the bookseller’s shop in Holy-well Street where I had purchased the volumes Kelleran had appeared to prize so much. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

You see he would be pretty confident that no one would dream his shop in that poor neighbourhood would be worth breaking into. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

George Gissing The man was, in fact, a druggist, with a shop in an obscure street over towards St. Luke’s; in his window was exhibited a card which stated that a certain medical man could be consulted here daily. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. G. Wells And he would never open a shop any more. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Arnold Bennett The shop was narrow and lofty. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

William Hope Hodgson They roared down past the shop — big Irishmen, most of them, joyous and holding their guns with a pleasurable expectancy. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

However, going next into a bookseller’s and stationer’s shop in whose windows were a number of cameras, he asked for a film for his pocket one. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

He had had a humdrum life since the day when he had first entered his uncle’s shop with the hope of some day succeeding that honest grocer; and his feet had never strayed a yard from his sober rut. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson They went out early to a shop in the Grimmaischestrasse; and Maurice stood by and watched her make her choice. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

He kept a little newsagent’s shop and Larose had to call there three times before he found him in. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

I stopped too, as soon as I could find a shop window which I could pretend to be looking into. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

George Gissing A band of rowdy fellows just then came shouting along the street, and one of them crashed up against the shop door, making Patty jump and scream. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Virginia Woolf Life had thrown up this wreckage; shop windows full of coloured paste, and one stood stark with the lethargy of the old, stiff with the rigidity of the old, looking in. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Meredith I’m not sure I wouldn’t rather hear they were exhibited in a Bond Street jeweller’s shop or a Piccadilly pawnbroker’s than have them on that woman. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

G. K. Chesterton He was the last of that nation; he did not go out golfing: like that founder of the artistic shopman, Samuel Richardson, “he kept his shop, and his shop kept him. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

For the fifteenth proviso of these orders is:— “Item, that no tavern-keeper or inn-keeper shall keep any cook shop upon pain to forfeit and pay for every time offending therein 4d. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Olaf Stapledon He was now passing a shop which bore a panel of mirror between its windows. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Away went the wife to Dr. Opendon. She was shown into the shop parlour. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Andrew Lang Three nights after that, the people of Barcelona were awakened by cries of “Fire!” The house and shop of the man who had bought “Ordinacions per los gloriosos reys de Arago” were blazing. The Library by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis No, she had merely found a basement lingerie shop conducted by the most beautiful Hungarian countess, who had had misfortunes and had smuggled her silks and laces through without paying duty. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Morrison An unregarded turnip had rolled from a shop into the gutter, and she had seized it stealthily. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Mary Webb In Silverton Mrs. Marston lingered a long while before any shop where sacred pictures were displayed. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

T. E. Lawrence They seized his shop in compensation. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Then she put down the soap and brush, turned down her sleeves, rose and went into the outer shop to serve a customer with half a pound of tea. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Thomas Hardy The shop seemed to be kept entirely by women. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

You remember him—an old man who used to haunt the shop a month or two back. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

Seeing a second-hand-clothes shop close by, May entered in evident haste. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell They began to climb the steep heights leading to the freshly-built rows of the new town of Monkshaven, feeling as if they were rising into aristocratic regions where no shop profaned the streets. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

H. G. Wells The shop windows of London were an unending marvel to me; and they would be to you too if you could remember them as I do; there must have been hundreds of miles of them, possibly thousands of miles. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

G. K. Chesterton I have long remembered the milk-shop; I have only just remembered the oil-shop; I have no notion at all about the next shop to the oil-shop. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

James Joyce We could find no dairy and so we went into a huckster’s shop and bought a bottle of raspberry lemonade each. Dubliners by James Joyce

Frances Hodgson Burnett They had held him a moment or so staring and then he had gone into the shop and asked for their catalogue. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins She keeps a small tobacconist’s shop at the town of Grailey in the north of England. The rest is in the hands of my lawyer. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Thomas Hardy A fresh-faced young man was standing behind the counter, otherwise the shop was empty. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

G. K. Chesterton The cross at the top of St. Paul’s and The Atheist shop at the foot of it were alike remote from the world. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arthur Morrison Three minutes before he had observed a slightly elevated navvy emerge from the shop and walk solemnly across the street under a hat manifestly a size or two too small for him. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells Parsons had gone, he said, to London, and found a place as warehouseman in a cheap outfitting shop near St. Paul’s Churchyard, where references were not required. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Sinclair Lewis In a second-hand shop he bought a couple of low tables, a small rosy armchair and a shaky set of bookshelves that had been used for bottles. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

In a shop where we endeavored to explain that we wanted to get a flat cap which should be both Basque and red, a lady who was buying herself a hat asked in English if she could help us. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Until I went walking with her I never knew what a shop window was. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

It was past ten o’clock when they reached the corner of the Rue de l’Archevêque, and the butcher’s shop was closed. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

It was lighted only by a skylight, for on one side of it was the shop and on the other the larder, which opened into some dark subterranean place where the tripe was stored. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

It was always his habit to cast occasional glances over his shoulder and to stop and look in shop windows and, by their reflection, note who was passing behind him. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Edith Wharton Now that Ann Eliza had to carry the bundles to the dyer’s herself, the customers who called in her absence, finding the shop locked, too often went elsewhere. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

George Gissing Brought to a pause in this faint involuntary reaction, she stood and gazed into a shop window, a jeweller’s, such a window as had always exercised a baneful influence over her. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jack London This man, a pillar of the church and heavy contributor to foreign missions, worked his shop girls ten hours a day on a starvation wage and thereby directly encouraged prostitution. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

His shop joined Dovey’s forge: and when we arrived there, Figg was outside, holding forth to Dovey, who had his shirt-sleeves rolled up above his elbows as usual, his leather apron on. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

There appeared to be only one shop in the place; at the door of that establishment stood a man. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Ida, left alone amidst all the fascinations of the chief shop in a smart county town, and feeling herself a Croesus, had much need of fortitude and coolness of temper. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The young woman will not be able to move a step, enter a house, a shop or a restaurant, without our knowledge until I call my men off. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]