Phrases with "showed"

George Eliot Tito’s bright face showed its rich-tinted beauty without any rivalry of colour above his black sajo or tunic reaching to the knees. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arthur Conan Doyle A butler, who would have adorned a bench of bishops, showed me in and handed me over to a plush-clad footman, who ushered me into the Baron’s presence. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Oscar Wilde She loved the people when they were king-like, and kings when they showed themselves to be men. English Poetesses by Oscar Wilde [1888]

He showed a particular inclination for the military profession, or rather for the life of adventure to which in those days it was sure to lead. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Sinclair Lewis The pencil blur showed only the general outline of the key; the tiny notches which were the trick would not come clear. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Morrison The fact of the bottle being corked showed that the chloroform had not been bought all at once — since in that case it would have been put up in a stoppered bottle. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing This reply he showed to his sister. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Willa Cather It’s as if we invited a neighbour over here and showed him our cattle and barns, and all the time he was planning how he would come at night and club us in our beds. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Baldwin Spencer There was just one spot on his foot which had been left untouched and here, a few years ago, a snake had bitten him at Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria, in proof whereof he showed me the scar. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Meredith Besides Patrick came nearer to them; he showed sensibility. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

A. E. W. Mason No expression upon his face showed that he had any intention in so pausing, but Ethne suspected one. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

George Meredith A nearer view showed it empty of the couple. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Anthony Trollope And yet the old man showed me signs of almost affectionate kindness, writing to me with his own hand more than once from his death-bed. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Socially and politically and intellectually I knew myself for an honest man, and that quite without any deliberation on my part this showed and made things easy for me. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. G. Wells I had an interview with him, and he showed a certain want of temper that sent me to bed still irritated. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Robert Louis Stevenson Clarke was there, steady as a die; Miss Large, little spectacled angel, showed herself a real trump; the nice, clean, German orderlies in their white uniforms looked and meant business. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Eliot He was not altogether easy under the minister’s persistence, but for that very reason he showed no more impatience. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Henry James Dashwood showed superiority in his jump to the contention that so exhibited the pictures would really help to draw. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

George Gissing Ruts of a foot in depth, baked hard by summer, showed how miry the track must be in the season of rain. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Algernon Blackwood The whole town, as he went, showed itself empty and deserted, as though a great wind had blown everything alive out of it. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Lionel ran down the corridor in the other direction, and returned in a few minutes with a short man of about forty-five, whose face showed more curiosity than anxiety. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Helen Zimmern Early in 1814 Mr. Edgeworth showed the first infirmities of age, which resulted in a long and painful illness. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

A certain Mrs. Curtis, a benevolent old Australian widow, living in rooms next ours on this lower floor, showed us great kindness. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Now it was men showed their inner selves. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

But certainly he showed no other signs of discomposure. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Ford Madox Ford It showed the appropriate spirit of acquisition. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He showed her ten thousand new green points pushing through the mould. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

And now the agony of shame, as well as penitence, she was in, showed itself by the bright red that crept over her very throat, as she lay quivering at his feet. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Gissing He, having merely been ordered to stand in readiness at this hour and being ignorant of his mistress’s intention, showed astonishment when he saw Aurelia and her companion bent on going out. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

The furniture to be found in them might lack the solidity and comeliness of that belonging to their grandparents; but it showed a marked improvement on their parents’ possessions. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

They showed him the photographs, and Grant saw why Bill Kenrick, dead, looked not too unlike the Charles Martin that his family had remembered. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

George Meredith He glanced at Louise. Her manner toward Matilda Pridden showed her sisterly with Nesta. He said: ‘I left Mr. Peridon playing. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Sir Walter Scott Two of the dragoons who were in the apartment, hardened as they were, and accustomed to such scenes, showed great consternation at the sudden apparition, the event, and the words which preceded it. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edith Wharton She received the good news languidly and showed no unseemly haste to profit by it. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

In two directions particularly this new self-consciousness showed itself. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Catherine Helen Spence The fervent prayer for constancy, which closed the service, showed that this was a thing which might or might not follow the vows, which were more like aspirations than oaths. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Ivan Turgenev Everything you know!’ ‘Why, does it interest you? By all means!’ And Kupfer, whose face showed no traces of his having been so terribly broken-hearted about Clara, began his story. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Thomas Hardy The atmosphere turned pale, the birds shook themselves in the hedges, arose, and twittered; the lane showed all its white features, and Tess showed hers, still whiter. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence The fine cloth of his uniform showed the moulding of his back. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

John Galsworthy I thought it showed character. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling Would he act for me in the matter? Mr. Baxter, a large, greyish, throaty-voiced man, showed no enthusiasm. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

M. P. Shiel Here a piece of old armour, there a cinerary urn of Etruria showed in the gloom its grey freckles of fungus; a dank dust was over all. The Case of Euphemia Raphash by M. P. Shiel [1895]

George Gissing The stair-cases had ceased to be rotten pit-falls; the ceilings showed traces of recent care; the walls no longer dripped with moisture or were foul with patches of filth. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Gissing Her hair of dark gold showed itself beneath a hat which Eleanor Spence kept regarding with frank admiration, so novel it was in style, and so perfectly suitable to its wearer. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

He showed these willingly, but was very reserved as to anything else. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

They went on with the inspection of the drawings, in which Mr. Fairfax showed himself deeply interested. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Henry James It showed skill, it showed feeling; Isabel sat down noiselessly on the nearest chair and waited till the end of the piece. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

H. G. Wells I have been able to tell you my story hitherto with a sort of wonder and detachment, as though I showed it you through a telescope. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Marjorie Bowen The Earl crossed to one of the square windows and stared across his park; his bearing showed a man weary, indifferent, and reckless. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Richard Burton As the Wolf’s Tail22 showed in the heavens we arose. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

He divined my intention, for he showed something in his hand which gleamed dully. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry James He stayed long enough to take it — to take it with a sombre stare that just showed the dawn of wonder; then he followed Mrs. Brigstock out of the house. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

My edition has the portrait of the author at thirty, and when I showed it to Mr. Powell the other day he exclaimed: “Wonderful! One would think this the portrait of Captain Anthony himself if. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle McMurdo was absorbed and silent; but he showed no sympathy for the weakening of his companion. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

She showed her appreciation of our company by the glances of her black and flashing eyes, and the exposure of two rows of beautifully even and pearly teeth. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The next morning (April 3rd) showed us El–Bada’, the whole march lying up the Wady Abá‘l-Gezáz, which changes its name with every water. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

They could not have been serious, for the Irishmen showed no disposition to harm any one. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He showed her many little attentions on the voyage which sometimes escaped him. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

I showed him the money; but my estimate of the reverend gentleman’s honour being of a very limited nature, I took care not to give it to him till he had produced the letters. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

The buildings of the settlement showed here and there through the stems of the colonnade, fresh painted, trim and dandy, and all silent as the grave. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Guy de Maupassant The angular frame showed not a single movement. Queen Hortense (An Old Maid) (La Reine Hortense) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Henry James Gaston’s forecast of his difficulties showed how finely he could analyse; but that was not rare enough in any French connexion to make his friend stare. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Thomas Hardy She had rather a picturesque way of wrapping her upper in her lower lip, so that the red of the latter showed strongly. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Guy de Maupassan Examination showed that he had died the evening before. A Stroll by Guy de Maupassan

Sinclair Lewis Their electric torches showed the dining room to be a wreckglass scattered and broken, drawers of the buffet on the floor, curtains torn down. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The other prisoners were, one by one, killed and eaten, but the cannibals took their meals in a way that showed indifferent breeding. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

F. Scott Fitzgerald But the shock had done something to him, and he showed more character under it than he had for years. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Jules Verne The tide was now almost at its lowest ebb, and the colour of the few peaks of rock that jutted up around us showed that the reef on which we had stranded was of basaltic formation. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Henry James Certainly, Gordon showed nothing of it now, and nothing could have been more friendly than their parting. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Thomas Hardy Both the women showed off themselves to advantage as they walked forward in the orange light; and each showed too in her face that she had been struck with her companion’s appearance. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

He showed little fondness for books, and after loitering away two years at college, returned home, to the great chagrin of his parents. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry James But it was soon over, and she floated back on a wave that showed her to be, since she had let herself go, by this time quite in the swing and describing a considerable curve. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Virginia Woolf She said that his Trivia showed that ‘he was more proper to walk before a chair than to ride in one’. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

G. K. Chesterton And he saw in a little picture, Tiny and far away, His mother sitting in Egbert’s hall, And a book she showed him, very small, Where a sapphire Mary sat in stall With a golden Christ at play. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Directly he opened his mouth Mr. Ely showed an amazing disposition to snap at his nose. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

A lad about ten had showed him in which shed to garage his car, and all that he can tell us is that the man smiled very nicely and had a wrist-watch. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

John Galsworthy And the wish to increase that liking, if he could, made him go on: “I expect he showed you a side of him I never saw. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

His remarks on “Modern Dissent” showed how clear, how statesmanlike his judgment was. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Thomas Hardy When, later in the day, she saw Henchard, she adverted to the matter at once, in a way which showed that the line of feeling started by her mother had been persevered in. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Charles Dickens The dull, red glow of a wood fire — for no lamp or candle burnt within the room — showed him a figure, seated on the hearth with its back towards him, bending over the fitful light. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She showed him the empty despatch case. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle All this country that I passed over to-night is as flat and clean as the palm of your hand, and the man we are following is no fool, as he very clearly showed to-night. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

M. R. James Why else should he be dancing? The shadow from the next room evidently showed that he was. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Zona Gale The cheeks were now tinged with colour, and the throat, where he had pulled aside the robe, showed firm and white. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Through the cracks round a large stone showed a parallelogram of light. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Walter Scott Tyrrel’s painting, as Meg called it, went on equally slowly: He often, indeed, showed her the sketches which he brought from his walks, and used to finish at home; but Meg held them very cheap. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Henry James He showed their small relic again with assurance. Crapy Cornelia by Henry James [1909]

But to my great displeasure Chvabrine, who usually showed kindness, told me flatly my song was worth nothing. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

After this initial exploit Jacobus showed himself anything but intrusive. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

The closeness of the jungle and evenness of the land prevented my taking any direct observations with the compass; but the mean oscillations of its card showed a course with northing again. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

T. E. Lawrence Greatness in Allenby showed itself other, in category: self-sufficient, a facet of character, not of intellect. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Gissing Waymark showed him how utterly baseless any such feeling was. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

D. H. Lawrence But when you showed me HIS doll, then I knew. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather The Virgin stood with empty arms over the central door; a little foot sticking to her robe showed where the infant Jesus had been shot away. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope Yours as you would have me to be, Rachel O’Mahony. This letter Frank Jones showed to no one. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing The foot, which just showed itself, was not small, but beautifully shaped. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

I think he’ll play, albeit he showed his teeth i’ the first while. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Alas! one glance showed me how very close the end was. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson The truth is much talked about; but this old man in a brown nightcap showed himself so simple, sweet, and friendly, that I am not unwilling to profess myself his convert. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain He said it showed it was done right. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Henry Fielding Upon which Minos showed him the utmost respect, and ordered the gate to be opened. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Edith Wharton It was not that she showed any hesitation as to the issue, but rather that she seemed to wish not to miss any stage in the gradual reflowering of their intimacy. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Leslie Stephen As the newly-married couple rode back from church, Mrs. Johnson showed her spirit by reproaching her husband for riding too fast, and then for lagging behind. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Anthony Trollope He showed that the impression could not possibly have been made till after the date it conveyed. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He said nothing, but he showed plainly enough that he was angry. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson By day he would still lay upon me endless tasks, which he showed considerable ingenuity to fish up and renew, in the manner of Penelope’s web. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser Why should this lure of youth continue to possess him? She wore a white concoction of lace and silk which showed a pair of smooth young shoulders and a slender, queenly, inimitably modeled neck. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

His prisoner, however, showed no fight at all and just slumped in his arms as limp as a piece of rag. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Gryce had a kind of impersonal benevolence: cases of individual need she regarded with suspicion, but she subscribed to Institutions when their annual reports showed an impressive surplus. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Away to his right beyond the distant bridge the whitewashed houses by the shore showed over the slight rise of the moor, placid and sunlit as a stage setting. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

John Lewis Burckhard A granite block, cleft in two, is shown here, upon which the knife of Abraham fell, at the moment when the angel Gabriel showed him the ram close by. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was somewhat graver than usual; a trifle more colourless, he might have seemed, but he showed no signs of undue depression. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Gissing Mr. Wyvern showed something like a look of satisfaction. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

It showed at once a complete change of formation: the sides were painted with clays of variegated colours, crystallized lime and porphyritic conglomerates, tinted mauve-purple as if by manganese. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald An overwhelming desire to help, or to be admired, came over him: he showed them fragments of gaiety; tentatively he bought them wine, with pleasure saw them begin to regain their proper egotism. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rudyard Kipling And one called out on a heathen joss and one on the Virgin’s Name; And the schooling bullet leaped across and showed them whence they came. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Bram Stoker This was the only place where he showed distinct reverence. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Virginia Woolf Why “of course” she wanted to ask? But she had said something silly the other day — something that showed that she had not been attending. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

They showed no agitation at all. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope He showed us his sword, his rifle, his pistols, his chargers, and daguerreotype of a friend he had loved in his own country. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins But among other things, I remember that I showed him no mercy at the outset. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

As soon as he showed signs of life we wrapped him up in blankets and placed him near the chimney of the kitchen stove. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Wilkie Collins Looking below the surface, her character showed itself in aspects not common among young women in these days. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

E. F. Benson Then his wonderful skill in dealing with people, whether the sick or the whole, showed itself. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Wilkie Collins He always apologized for these outbreaks, in terms which showed that he was sincerely ashamed of his own violence. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Jules Verne The island soon showed itself through the dissipating fogs, first the shore, then the summits. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

H. G. Wells His statistical evidence showed beyond dispute that in the Victorian times the most dangerous passage of life was the arms of the mother, that there human mortality had ever been most terrible. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Fakenham showed signs of anxiety, in the lines under his eyes and his somewhat ruffled demeanour. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Walter Scott Fairy showed the latter quality, by the way in which she chose to express her impatience to be moving homewards. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

It was the fiery poll of Dicky Maloney against the wall close by the lower step; and his broad, seductive grin showed that he recognized their presence. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Radclyffe Hall Their walls were so thin that people who had watched their erection declared that daylight had showed through the bricks before the rough cast was applied. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

But his brother Franklin showed a very different countenance, and as for their father, one could not even see his face, he so persistently held up his hand before it. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

But still imagination, that instrument and mirror of prophecy, showed her formidable image always on its surface, with a terrible moving background of shadows. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James He showed Nick what a mistake it had been to fear a dull arraignment, and how he habitually ignored all lapses and kept up the standard only by taking a hundred fine things for granted. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

H. G. Wells He showed that usury was unnecessary. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Adam did not forget his mother, but she was always there, while John was something new and showed him everything that he wanted to see. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Finally, when he was dressed, he produced an ink-bottle and inked the skin of his ankles where it showed through his socks. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins He said it would be time enough to send for another doctor if Miss Halcombe showed any signs of a relapse. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Guy de Maupassan A man and a woman who had been sitting on a low couch hidden in the shade had got up, and the polished surface, reflecting their figures, showed that they were kissing each other before separating. A Meeting by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell Roger had spoken of it in so straightforward a manner as showed he had no conception of its being an impropriety — this visit — this visit until now so happy a subject of anticipation. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Edith Wharton He had never struck me as unmanly; his quiet manner, his even temper, showed a sound sense of the relative importance of things. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Nikolai Gogol So powerful is sometimes a good scolding! The next day a violent fever showed itself. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

George Gissing Comte then came to me with his lucid unfolding of the mystery of the world, showed me why the fire of sympathy burned so within my breast, taught me the use to which it should be directed. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Elio When they reached home, a violent fit of weeping, followed by continuous lassitude, showed that the emotions of the morning had overstrained her nerves. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Simon showed no signs of going. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle The child was pale and wan, but her healthy arms and legs showed that she had suffered less than her companion. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Lombard showed no desire to leave. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Olaf Stapledon The progressive minority, disciplined by Tibetan leaders, showed fanatical courage. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James He had a deep fold of flesh round his uncovered young neck, and his white flannels showed his legs to be all the way down of the same thickness. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Wilkie Collins A third print showed the foundling hospital of old Paris, with the turning cage in the wall, and the bell to ring when the infant was placed in it. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jules Verne But, before I could reply, he showed me an open manuscript on his table, and said, in a more serious tone, “Here, M. Aronnax, is a manuscript written in several languages. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

On this occasion he showed cowardice and treachery, humiliating himself in the most abject manner, and betraying all his associates. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Edith Wharton He reminded her, however, that their inability to receive would give them all the more opportunity for going out, and he showed himself more socially disposed than in the past. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Anthony Trollope Patience showed it to me once, and it is a darling. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing And how had that enmity arisen? He told the story of the lawsuit; showed how, in that matter, he had stood up for common honesty, though at the time Rodman was his friend. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The dissent she showed vigorously; the repulsion she concealed, sore with herself because of the concealment. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Wilkie Collins I was so completely worn out by agitation and want of sleep — and I showed it, I suppose, so plainly — that good Mr. Engelman insisted on my leaving him in charge, and retiring to rest. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell It showed how much lingering suffering it takes to kill men, that so few (in comparison) died during those times. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Thomas Hardy There was no wind, in a human sense; but a steady stertorous breathing from the fir-trees showed that, now as always, there was movement in apparent stagnation. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Henry James She had the young American little visibly on her mind, but every now and then she indulged in some vague demonstration that showed she had not forgotten him. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Andrew Lang She showed him where the sword hung concealed behind a curtain, and he took it down, saying as he did so: ‘Be sure not to forget what you have promised to do. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson After her father’s death she showed them to her brother, Professor Paul Héger, and eventually a family council was held as to what should be done with them. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The walls were panelled with some ancient wood which showed everywhere signs of decay. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

She showed Anne the money-lender’s answer, in its admirable restrained conciseness, with its ordered sequence of inexorable facts. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Andrew Lang Tubby showed his patience by abusing his son. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon When he showed me the note I had written and signed, I was confident it was a forgery. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins She showed me into the parlor behind the shop, and there was Mr. Yatman all alone, reading the newspaper. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Anthony Trollope Mr Boncassen bowed and showed himself prepared to listen. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Once or twice I did endeavour to lead him on to the subject; but he showed a disinclination to discuss it so invincible, that I was silenced. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce The car drove off towards Westmoreland Street. As it passed Ballast Office the clock showed half-past nine. Dubliners by James Joyce

He showed no signs of haste, nor of fatigue, nor of any human feeling. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Benjamin Disraeli The members of the papal party who showed the greatest spirit and the highest courage at this trying conjuncture were the Roman ladies and their foreign friends. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Gissing Miss Bride showed herself only at breakfast and luncheon, when she was friendly, indeed, but not much disposed for talk. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing In body he showed a tendency to stoutness, and one observed that his fingers were short and chubby. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Eliot But Jacob showed as much alacrity in obeying as a wasp shows in leaving a sugar-basin. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Was it fancy that showed him, on the surface of the rising column, the mangled carcase of the dog? The chasm into which John Rex had fallen was shaped like a huge funnel set up on its narrow end. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

He went to Queen Anne’s Court one evening soon after his return, and told Mr. Nowell all he had discovered at Wygrove. The old man showed himself keenly interested in his grand-daughter’s fate. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

And the writer! To be described as ‘a certain Mr. Lombard’ showed how completely the man I once knew had dropped out of the world’s ken. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Robert Louis Stevenson I lay lazily smoking and studying the colour of the sky, as we call the void of space, from where it showed a reddish grey behind the pines to where it showed a glossy blue-black between the stars. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis They rustled through the Pullman, already stuffy with sleep and green curtains, and Jinny had no surprise when he showed her the two separate cloth-smothered caves. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

It was evident that my story had greatly interested him, for he occasionally put a question that showed a complete recollection of all that I had told him. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle Our friend’s horse however, had been travelling all day, and its long-drawn, laboured breathing showed that it could not hold out for long. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

The lit lamps in the Gray’s Inn Road seemed to him a little unsteady, and the passers-by showed a disposition to blunder into him. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

The weeds growing rankly by the roadside showed it in blots and splashes on their big, broad leaves. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Anna Katherine Green Indeed, I did more; I showed him a private door by which he could find his way into the library, never suspecting any harm could come of son and father meeting even in this surreptitious way. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

George Gissing Unfortunately the corners of the room showed busts of certain modern English statesmen: but one looks for weaknesses everywhere. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

He explained his errand, and in doing so showed the mistake under which Detective-sergeant Robins had been and was still labouring. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Miles Franklin The ridicule in his remark about the infant prodigy showed me my place. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

George Gissing Emma wore a slightly anxious look; it showed even through her happiness. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Marjorie Bowen The lamps flared pale, the gorgeous dresses and flushed eager faces of the men round the table, the glimmer of the gold and silver vessels before them, showed in a garish contrast with the soft light. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

The little man didn’t seem to hear it; he was evidently terrified, although the occupants of the room showed no animosity whatever toward him. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Guy de Maupassan Towards evening Javel, junior, called his comrades and showed them some black spots, all the horrible tokens of mortification in the portion of the arm below the broken bones. At Sea by Guy de Maupassan

While he showed instinctive tact in knowing how far it was wise to go in opposing the native way of life, he was willing to face risks whenever real progress could be made. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Henry James I showed you simply that I was bewildered, and I couldn’t have shown it more than by the abrupt way I left you. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell He did not know how much the others were growing to like him, but Annie showed it in every way, and he loved her in return most dearly. Hand and Heart by Elizabeth Gaskell [1849]

Jacques Futrelle The reflected light from the auto showed her dimly that he was trying to rise, showed her the pallor of his face where the chin below the mask was visible. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Henry James She showed at first none the less as only amused. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

E. F. Benson The silhouette of Benjy with a half-bottle of champagne in his hand showed what the refreshment was. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Mountjoy showed by her countenance that she was extremely shocked. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells Both ends of their crescent showed plainly. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]