Phrases with "shrieked"

He raised his visor as the smiling princess guerdoned him — raised it, and gave ONE sad look towards the Lady Fatima at her side! “Romane de Clos-Vougeot!” shrieked she, and fainted. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Margaret Oliphant He thought that he shrieked out with all the force of mortal agony. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

The wretch gasped for breath — he sought in despair again to fly — the ashes had blocked up the threshold — he shrieked as his feet shrank from the boiling fluid. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

She shrieked aloud for aid, but her voice was inaudible even to herself. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Meredith They shrieked in his ears, plucked at his fingers. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Andrew Lang But in that moment the donkey had had time to prepare herself, and jumping on one side dealt the lion such a hard kick that he shrieked with the pain. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle Then down he fell with a dead man’s gasp upon the grass, and the assassin, leaving his weapon buried in his victim, threw up both his hands and shrieked with joy. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

H. Rider Haggard Only the air shrieked as they clove it, and Juanna’s long tresses, torn by it from their fastenings, streamed out behind her like a veil. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

He was going mad, and he shrieked for help till his voice failed him. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

He turned on hearing a noise, and perceiving me, shrieked loudly, and quitting the hut, ran across the fields with a speed of which his debilitated form hardly appeared capable. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Wilkie Collins My nerves were in such a state that I shrieked at the first crack of the coachman’s whip; and the company came running down again to know what was the matter. A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins [1857]

That shrieked around the house as if so many witches were at work, he said, and it always had as long as he could remember. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

George Meredith They shrieked at beholding their goose vanish in a pot for stewing. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Marjorie Bowen The wind howled and tore at the locked doors, making them creak and groan; the thunder shook the building; and at every fresh convulsion Visconti shrieked aloud in unison. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

The lady, snatching up her dog, shrieked out that perhaps she had been robbed too; she laid hold of the Squire’s arm, and went with him into the station-master’s room. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

Andrew Lang It shrieked and howled, ‘Sentry, where are you? Sentry, where are you? If you don’t come, you shall get the most cruel death anyone had ever got. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Lucy Maud Montgomery I remembered everything and I just stood up in my place and shrieked out ‘Marilla, you mustn’t use that pudding sauce. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Anthony Trollope I’ll publish this, sir, to the medical world;’ and as he shrieked out the words of the threat, he stood on tiptoes and brandished his eye-glasses up almost into his enemy’s face. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

There hain’t never been anybody hurt at our depot, and it don’t stand to reason —” “Oliver Bolton, will you hush that noise?” shrieked his wife. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins Madame Fontaine shrieked at the sound — her senses knew no distinction between the clock and the bell. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

He is in custody for wilful murder!” “How dare you!” shrieked Major Parrifer. “It is what they have charged him with. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

A questioning, threatening ring formed round him, then shrank back in recoil as he shrieked out one hideous word. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Nikolai Gogol The artist in despair grasped the roll with all his strength, tried with all his power to make a movement, shrieked — and awoke. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

This sight banished in a moment all other fears and feelings, and Ines shrieked aloud to her husband for assistance. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Colors shrieked at one another, or were gagged to silence by an overpowering display of jewelry. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

E. F. Benson As we swept by the town on our way out to sea she shrieked out—“Au reservoir: just wait till we come back. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Rudyard Kipling Both the girls shrieked at the jet of fire and the head dropped, chin down, on the floor with a thud; the whole body lying then like a corpse with its arms trussed. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Siegfried pressed her against the bed, so that she shrieked aloud. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Juliet shrieked and stepped back, fascinated and terrified. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Leon Trotsky The metal body of our torpedo-boat groaned and shrieked with the first shot from its own gun. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I shrieked aloud and fell in a fit. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

As he shrieked these words I was feeling the crust of the earth vibrate, absolutely vibrate, under the soles of my feet, with the sound of thunder. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Would to God he had!” “O! would to God! would to God!” shrieked out Eleanor, learning all from the woful import of those dreary eyes. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

She shrieked while the white man stood blinking his eyes and very straight, till you could count slowly one, two, three; then he coughed and fell on his face. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

A crowd of imbeciles! He shook his fist at the evoked image of his friends, and the startled parrot fluttered its wings and shrieked in desperate fright. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim An angry peacock shrieked from the terrace; an owl in one of the belted spinneys indulged now and then in his melancholy call. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Andrew Lang She shrieked with pain and rage, and ran screaming back to the palace, where her father was waiting to hear if she had succeeded. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

At the first finger his father laid on him, however, he shrieked again louder than before, and struggled as if he would go into convulsions. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Molly shrieked out at me for it, refusing to believe that the mistress gave any such order, and saying she was not going to warm ale for parish tramps. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

Arbaces raised his hand — the spectre seemed to drop the mantle that concealed its form — and Ione shrieked — it was Arbaces himself that thus knelt before her. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

The old mistress shrieked that the cathedral had been robbed, but the master stopped her. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Abraham Merri The fourth priest shrieked and fell. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H.P. Lovecraft One of the three — it is not certain which — shrieked aloud at what sprawled before them among disordered tables and overturned chairs. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Andrew Lang He shrieked for help to his wife, who came running; and luckily brought her rope with her. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He shrieked imprecation upon Burgess, Troke, and North. He cursed all soldiers for tyrants, all parsons for hypocrites. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

A cockatoo has shrieked out in dismay at some grim nightmare of a snake. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

George Meredith The central ‘I’ resembled the sun of this universe, with the difference that it shrieked for nourishment, instead of dispensing it. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

I would have shrieked my warning to Raffles, so fatally engrossed overhead, but at this moment (of all others) a constable (of all men) was marching sedately down our side of the square. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

William Makepeace Thackeray Our native guide shrieked out some words in their language, of which Charles Rogers knew something. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Hey? Speak! You faithful dog of an Arab trader!” “And what else, Tuan?” shrieked Babalatchi, exasperated into sincerity. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Fanny Fern Hark! a knock at the door! a strange footstep! “Mother!” shrieked the child hysterically, “mother!” and flew into Ruth’s sheltering arms. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Andrew Lang She shrieked and threw herself backwards, and Gon, who had been curled up on a stool at her feet, understood her terror, and with one bound seized the snake by his neck. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Radclyffe Hall Colonel Ogden began again: ‘Well, upon my —’ ‘Don’t, don’t!’ shrieked Mrs. Ogden hysterically. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Jack London It was Spitz. The rabbit could not turn, and as the white teeth broke its back in mid air it shrieked as loudly as a stricken man may shriek. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Anthony Trollope If you don’t want to be made out to be a thief before all the world ——” “I won’t stand it,” shrieked Lizzie. “You have no business to come here and say such things to me. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells In front and behind came his bearers, and curious, almost trumpet-faced, news disseminators shrieked his fame. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Frederick Marryat Little Edith shrieked when she saw them; but Edward patted her, and told her not to be frightened. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She has witnessed when the typhus fever swept off a whole household, young and old, all but a lonely mother, who vainly shrieked to follow her last loved one. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The daughter of Omar shrieked without drawing breath, till he fell. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Victor Hugo He shrieked out every name except that of Dea — a precaution of which he could not have explained the reason himself, but which instinct inspired even in his distraction. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Andrew Lang Yes, he shrieked terribly! Happily Jonas heard his cry of distress, for Walter was quite near the mill now, and he ran and helped him up. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett Then Robin awakened and shrieked again. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. F. Benson She shrieked out the holy words, she yelled them as if blaspheming as she groped among tables and chairs and the pleasant things of ordinary life which had become so terrible. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery by E. F. Benson

I shrieked to Mary Quince, who was sleeping in the room with me:—“Mary, do you hear? what is it? It is something dreadful. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Machen He told me there were some spicy pictures in the galleries; his girl shrieked with laughter, so he said. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Abraham Merri The split air shrieked and shrilled, a keening barrier against the avalanche of the thunder. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

I am very sorry!” “Sorry; and I waiting all this time for supper,” shrieked Nita. “Nothing to do but just to cut a lettuce, and some endive off the ground, and you forgot it. Signa by Ouida

Nevertheless, when that outlandish bird, attacked by the cat, shrieked for help in human accents, she ran out into the yard stopping her ears, and did not prevent the crime. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

Anthony Trollope What disappointment?” “Disappointment!” shrieked the mother. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli The Misses Fitzloom shrieked again. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Gissing All this time Mrs. Byass shrieked with laughter, with difficulty keeping her chair. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Thomas Wolfe Then, seeing his sister’s reproving eye, he suddenly prodded her in the ribs, at which she shrieked in a vexed manner and slapped at his hand. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Algernon Blackwood He shrieked aloud, not knowing what he said, and then he shrieked again. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Blue and white jays with rosy breasts shrieked through the trees, and a low-sailing hawk wheeled among the fields of ripening wheat, putting to flight flocks of twittering hedge birds. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Lady Dorothy stood in a corner and shrieked staccato. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Rudyard Kipling They shrieked and giggled and chattered and sat down on the floor with the innocent abandon of maidenhood, and broke off to pet the baby when he showed signs of being overlooked. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Ida broke from Brian, and ran to meet Blanche and Bessie. ‘Ida, Ida, such fun, such a surprise!’ shrieked Blanche, as the flying white figures came nearer, wavered, and stopped. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Ivan Turgenev I looked into his face — an unendurable horror caught my breath; I shrieked with terror, like a roughly captured bird — they picked me up and carried me away. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

George Elio Ah!’ he shrieked aloud, ‘her hair is all serpents . Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

H. G. Wells She went reeling, and saw Eudena with flaming eyes and cheeks between her and little Si. She shrieked with astonishment and terror, and little Si, not understanding, set off towards the gaping tribe. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Wilkie Collins The Owls shrieked as they flapped along the lanes in the darkness, And that night they struck at a mouse — and missed him. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle He shrieked out a curse, and pulling something out of the breast of his coat—a loaded stick, I think—he struck me with it, and I remembered nothing more. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

D. H. Lawrence The girls opposite shrieked again, for all the world like a gang of grey baboons. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Most of the men swore, not a few told disgusting stories, a few interchanged expletives or even blows, the women shrieked and squabbled indiscriminately. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Meredith Had she heard of Constantia? Had she formed her own judgement about the creature? The supernatural sensitiveness of Sir Willoughby shrieked a peal of affirmatives. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

In my agony I must have shrieked aloud, for the noise I made woke me up. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

D. H. Lawrence They shrieked and glowered round, but the blind sweeper saw them not. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Every little boy shrieked to every other little boy of his acquaintance to observe how his particular craft was going. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Again and again had he shrieked forth, “It is there — there, by thy side, my sister!” He had transferred to her fancy the spectre, and the horror that cursed himself. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

The first to put her head out the window was Wilson. “Is it fire?” shrieked she, in the most excessive state of terror conceivable. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

A fine handsome roan then got up close and the crowd shrieked again for The Boss to be overtaken. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Gissing She shrieked and fell upon her knees, her face ghastly with mortal terror. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang Then it howled and shrieked again, My father has set no sentry in, War and Pest this night begin. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Wolfe You must come over!” The effect of all this was so irresistible that the ladies shrieked with laughter, and the gentlemen spluttered and guffawed. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle The leader sat motionless upon his horse, and as he saw them look back he raised his hand and shrieked his curses at them. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

William Makepeace Thackeray Berry, at this, shrieked with a wild laughter. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Eh, my little policeman?” “You must not — you dare not!” shrieked Quickest. The last shred of his composure had dropped off like a torn cloak. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

George Gissing Well, it all came out, and the Barmbys turned her into the street at a moment’s notice—serve her right!’ Fanny shrieked with merriment. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Andrew Lang He sent the servants back again, and the same voice replied, ‘Immediately.’ ‘He is making fun of me!’ shrieked Kostiei in a rage. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence Tiny buds on the hedges, vivid as copper-green, were opening into rosettes; and thrushes called, and blackbirds shrieked and scolded. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The top-riders nervously clung to the seats; the old lady from Valparaiso, Indiana, shrieked to be put ashore. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

H. G. Wells One of the girls shrieked piercingly, “Horace!” and everyone sprang up. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Shall I deliver them to Enrico Olivarra’s assassin, or to his son?” “Olivarra! Olivarra!” the crowd shrieked and howled. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Again Castro shrieked like a madman: “Señorita — your gold. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

No matter which way he turned — he shrieked — the white men would be the death of him, while he wanted only to be a pilgrim and be at peace. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Suddenly the whistle of the train shrieked two fields away. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

She shrieked and stumbled and fell and it caught her. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

H.P. Lovecraft Then it all came to her, and she shrieked accusingly at the agrestic matron. Sweet Ermengarde by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Guy de Maupassan They were obliged to lay her down again, and Jeanne shrieked with horror. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

He had forced his way into the midst of the dense crowd, when unhappily he fainted away; his guards shrieked out, and the event instantly became known. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Niver heed, Hareton, lad—dunnut be ‘feared—he cannot get at thee!’ “I took hold of Linton’s hands, and tried to pull him away; but he shrieked so shockingly that I dared not proceed. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Arnold Bennett And the boy shrieked in the violence of his ecstasy, and his cap fell on the grass. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H.P. Lovecraft I was clawing prone through the sands of the Australian desert, and around me shrieked such a tumult of wind as I had never before known on our planet’s surface. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Marjorie Bowen For the third time she shrieked and they marvelled that any human being could hold her breath so long; yet it was muffled as if some one held a hand over her mouth. Kecksies by Marjorie Bowen

Sinclair Lewis They shrieked all with one rotund mad laughter as Tom Poppins capered over and bought for seven cents a pink bisque doll, which he pinned to the lapel of his plaid overcoat. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Machen One of the blistered doors over the way banged, and a woman came scurrying out on some errand, and the garden gate shrieked two melancholy notes as she opened it and let it swing back after her. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Rudyard Kipling The hireling leaped into her collar, surged, shrieked (less loudly than Mrs. Bellamy at the window), and swept on. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Henry Adams Every one saw it, and every municipal election shrieked chaos. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Mrs. Leaver shrieked again several times, and cried piteously — ‘Is he dead? Tell me the worst. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

They shrieked for liberation, and knocked loud and long at their dungeon door. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Rudyard Kipling The breezes fanned over him, the parrots shrieked at him, the noises of the populated house behind — squabbles, orders, and reproofs — hit on dead ears. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Miss Cathy shrieked and stretched out her arms, as soon as she caught her father’s face looking from the window. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Anton Chekhov If you like I will go down on my knees! If you wish it!” Pasha shrieked with horror and waved her hands. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Frightened by the sudden shock, the women shrieked loudly, and the men, running to their assistance, helped them to clamber out of the chariot. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

William Makepeace Thackeray We know how, up to this moment, he boasts of certain walks —” “With the governess — we were always with the governess!” shrieked out Lady Gorgon, clasping her hands. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

Sinclair Lewis Never before had her boy been drunk, shrieked Mrs. Bogart. When Kennicott grunted, she owned, “Well, maybe once or twice I’ve smelled licker on his breath. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

But now another name was uttered; and a man, who had pushed rudely past her to gaze or to listen, shrieked out a howl of despair and rage. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Freedom, as every schoolboy knows, Once shrieked as Kosciusko fell; On every wind, indeed, that blows I hear her yell. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

I was afraid to move for fear of bringing it down upon me, and in a short while the pressure upon my body became unbearable, and I shrieked out for help. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

D. H. Lawrence Women shrieked as Ciccio, in his war-paint, wheeled near the pavement. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London He had gripped me by the biceps with his single hand, and when that grip tightened I wilted and shrieked aloud. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Would he never leave her alone? She shrieked at it — waved her outstretched hands. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

But I hit — I hit him, for he shrieked out, ‘Oh my arm. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Abraham Merri The winds roared about him now; vast winds howled and shrieked — again he heard but felt them not at all. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H.P. Lovecraft Flutes shrieked and drums began to beat, and as I watched in awe and terror I thought I saw dark saltant forms silhouetted grotesquely against the vision of marble and effulgence. The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Bram Stoker I am afraid I am at heart a coward, for I shrieked out. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Some of them sobbed and tore their hair, others laughed till the tears ran from their eyes, while others shrieked and screamed and yelled till they became insensible altogether. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Suddenly Widow Anne shrieked again. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

She shrieked and cried, till you might have heard her up at Mr. Allies’s; and the old lady could not pacify her. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

The railway station of Goodwood was only about a hundred yards away and, seeing some officials there, she had shrieked for them to come at once. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

The lady at the window shrieked again; but Coconnas rose instantly; he had knelt only to avoid the bullet, which struck the wall about two feet beneath where the lady was standing. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith I know I could have shrieked half my life through to have been born male. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

James Joyce The man’s shrieked whistle struck his limp ears. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

I suppose I must have shrieked with terror, for in less than a minute afterward my room was crowded with the inmates of the house. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A withering monosyllable, not to be told, thundered in her ears, — and she shrieked as she closed the casement. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Edgar Allan Poe He shrieked once — once only. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

He tried to speak, but she shrieked again, and it was like a needle through his heart. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

H.P. Lovecraft The coyote, the dog, the storm, all were audible; the last named now gaining ascendancy as the wind shrieked more and more frantically. The Transition of Juan Romero by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Arthur Machen But at last he found his voice and shrieked at them, and they burst into a yell of obscene laughter and shrieked back at him, and scattered out of sight. Out of the Earth by Arthur Machen

George Meredith If I could kill thee! shrieked her look: If lightning sprang from Will! An oaken head old Kraken shook, And she might thank or kill. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

F. Scott Fitzgerald From behind the maid who opened the door darted a lovely little girl of nine who shrieked “Daddy!” and flew up, struggling like a fish, into his arms. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Some of the women shrieked at his voice. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Andrew Lang And as she entered the door he flew past, and she shrieked from fright, for up to that moment she had not seen him. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

At this horrid sight, Ines shrieked aloud, and the children, rushing forward, interposed. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

H.P. Lovecraft Probably I shrieked aloud then. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

She struggled to disengage herself from his arms: Her exertions were unsuccessful; and finding that Ambrosio’s conduct became still freer, She shrieked for assistance with all her strength. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

George Meredith Algernon shrieked his commands; Sedgett thundered his. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Tobias Smolle As he did not wear his helmet in that exploit, she recognised his features as he passed the coach, and, struck with the apparition, shrieked aloud. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

We shrieked her name, but all was vain. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Bram Stoker I shrieked as I saw it shear through the throat. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

When I shrieked I could only echo the notes of the rhythm. Synge and the Ireland of His Time by William Butler Yeats [1911]

As I faced them, the spectators shrieked with laughter: the house fairly rocked. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

He spread his baffled hand upon his eyes, and sank heavily to earth! “Saved! saved!” shrieked the penitent conspirators, springing to their feet. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

In this instant the queen shrieked out that she was poisoned. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

My real self could have shrieked when, in another instant, I saw my work. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

The rain came down in torrents; the wind howled and shrieked wildly amongst the tall chimneys and the bare elm trees without. The Dead Man of Varley Grange by Anonymous [1878]

Rudyard Kipling The girls knelt in a semicircle and shrieked with delight at the Professor’s clumsiness, for indeed it was not I that nearly upset the dinner table in a vain attempt’ to recline gracefully. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing You have a good memory if you can remember as far back as that!’ She shrieked a laugh, which no one else joined in. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Sir Walter Scott All was in confusion; the women shrieked and hurried in consternation to the front windows of the house, from which they could see a small party of horsemen, of whom two only seemed soldiers. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The wounded man writhed and shrieked upon the ground. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

The starling, which has been taught to murmur Evelyn’s name, to-day shrieked out, ‘Eva! Eva!’ My first impulse was to wring its neck, my next to take it from its cage and hide it in my bosom. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins Then, the moment after, he shrieked out —‘Gone! who says she’s gone? It’s a lie; no, no, it’s a cruel joke put upon me. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

You, so old and —” “Old!” shrieked Maraquito, snatching off her hat and cap. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Abraham Merri In the electric glare we saw Drake bending over Ruth. In it I saw a slide draw over the open portal through which shrieked the wind, streamed the rain. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope From the Opera Colonnade shrill voices shrieked out at him as he passed, and drunken men coming down from the night supper-houses in the Haymarket saluted him with affectionate cordiality. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence I— I— It — is — at — the — rot —” “Root,” shrieked Emily, as she guided the stuff through the doddering jaws of the machine. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Lilith shrieked and flung up her arms; and a sudden thin wail followed the shriek, the wail of all those dead who cannot endure joy. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H.P. Lovecraft I have said that eons seemed to elapse after Warren shrieked forth his last despairing warning, and that only my own cries now broke the hideous silence. The Statement of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Abraham Merri Yuruk saw it — shrieked and cowered. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Grey, after a vain struggle with its might, shrieked for help; down tumbled the nearest hands, and hauled on the tackle in vain. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

D. H. Lawrence Aristocratic PRINCIPLE!” She shrieked with laughter. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton Christ! I see the heavens opened!” shrieked the old missionary, covering his eyes with his hands. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Mary shrieked aloud, with a cry that pierced curtains and doors, and brought Fräulein and half-a-dozen servants to her help. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jack London I confess that a madness seized me, that I shrieked aloud as the women had shrieked, and beat the water with my numb hands. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Then suddenly she shrieked out: “Look at this awful shadow! What is it? Caroline, look, look! Rebecca, look! WHAT IS IT?” All Mrs. Brigham’s triumphant placidity was gone. The Shadows on the Wall by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Benjamin Disraeli At last, jumping up very high in the air, he fell as if all his joints were loosened, and the Misses Fitzloom, imagining that his bones were really broken, shrieked again. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H.P. Lovecraft He did not respond, and still the viol shrieked on without slackening. The Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

So intense was the stress that she shrieked aloud; immediately it was gone, and she found herself standing upright by the side of the bed, trembling, open-mouthed, holding agonizedly to its framework. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

H. G. Wells Mrs. Hall, standing open-mouthed and horror-struck, shrieked at what she saw, and made for the door of the house. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Virginia Woolf Florence Nightingale shrieked aloud in her agony. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]