Phrases with "take"

Then I thought of Lord Thralldom at once, for although much taller than Rawlings, he stoops a lot and that would take off the height. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Wilkie Collins In a few minutes we hope to be able to take her to her room. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

James Payn A gambler should be all brain, and no heart: let me suggest, before we start, that you should just take a little brandy. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Ford Madox Ford The cider was clear enough to let her bottle another dozen, she judged; then she would send for Gunning to take the spile-bung out of the next cask. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

George MacDonald He was often late in coming home, and was not one to take notice of children, especially when he was tipsy, which was oftener than not. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Lucy Maud Montgomery This was no meek penitent such as it behooved her to take into the presence of the offended Mrs. Lynde. “What are you thinking of, Anne?” she asked sharply. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Walter Scott They moved in procession around the chapel, without appearing to take the slightest notice of Kenneth, although passing so near him that their robes almost touched him, while they continued to sing. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Guy de Maupassan He was often well-bred, and, out of politeness, expressed sympathy with France and repugnance at being compelled to take part in the war. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

After breakfast I went out to take my own pleasure. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

And then?” “Well, she seemed disturbed because you had gone to Carpentier, and asked me to take her and follow you. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

I take off my hat to you, ma’am. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

If you do, you must take the consequences. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

Anthony Trollope He was unable to summon courage at the instant sufficient to deny the existence of the secret, nor could he resolve to take down the book and show the document. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James Mrs. Vanderdecken couldn’t take her eyes off her victim and, whatever might be her estimate of her importance, at least couldn’t let her alone. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Perhaps the champagne had something to do with it, though I didn’t take any. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

When it was done the householder told the maid to take us out a cup of tea. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Charlotte Perkins Gilman No, sir — we’ve got to take our chances. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

As a natural result, the practice was passing over to John Paul as fast as it could: and Tom, who was chief manager at Paul’s now, had been obliged to take on an extra clerk. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

M. R. James And I knocked on the glass, thinkin’ to see if he wanted me to come and take away his tray, but he didn’t take no notice, bein’ engaged with the safe door. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Arthur Morrison After all, to take your boots off, and lie on the bed with a pipe and a pot and paper was very comfortable, and you could always stroll out and meet a mate, or bring him in when so disposed. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Benjamin Disraeli I get into court, take my place in the quietest corner, and there I sit, and pass other men’s fees and briefs like a twopenny postman, only without pay. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

We’ll take all our meals out here, and that saves so much work that really what remains is hardly more than taking care of a bird-cage. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Indeed, it was that very skylight, so he always declared, that induced him to take the flat. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

You’ll have to take care of yourself for a week or two when you get about again. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Thomas Love Peacock He therefore took his station near the door, studying his rival from a distance, and determined to take advantage of his present position, to secure the seat next to his charmer. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Carlyle You take any man, as yet a vague capability of a man, who could be any kind of craftsman; and make him into a smith, a carpenter, a mason: he is then and thenceforth that and nothing else. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Miles Franklin I would arrive in Yarnung about twelve or one o’clock on Thursday night, where, according to arrangement, Mr M’Swat would be waiting to take me to a hotel, thence to his home next day. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

D. H. Lawrence It’s all shown in my books,” said Miss Pinnegar. “We couldn’t take it, could we?” “Every penny shows in the books. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London He lets me take the work home, now that I am old and the noise of the machine bothers my head. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Jules Verne Let us take up each point in succession through which the 37th parallel passes, and see if we come across any other country which would agree with the precise indications of the document. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells It is from America alone that the lead can come which will take mankind out of this war. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Francis Bacon To take another instance, let the proposed nature be the attraction or coming together of bodies. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Jacques Futrelle If any person speaks to him before he is locked up, take that person in charge also. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

At most, they would take him to the lunatic asylum as “the King of Spain” if he should go very mad. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Willa Cather He had done very well, and they would always take him back at the stockyards. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

John Galsworthy Can I write to the executors and say I’m not rich enough to take them?” “You can,” said Soames, and the words: “How’s your wife?” died unspoken on his lips. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells My mind was filled with talk, filled with things I desired to say to her; that chaos began to take on a multitudinous expression at the touch of her spirit. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Even Miss Moon, who is plucky, will not let me take her for a fly. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Ford Madox Ford He had said: ‘You think you can command this battalion? Have you any experience? It appears you suggest that I take two months’ leave. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Henry James It was beyond eating or drinking, what she seemed to want him to take from her. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

Go your way presently, take my rod, and doe as I bid you, and I will sit down and mend my tackling till you return back. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

Walter Besant He used to take it out in swearing; and really he was almost too often in trouble with the magistrates. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Olaf Stapledon If I were you I’d take the next bus back. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Willa Cather She doesn’t take up with anybody, you know. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

E. F. Benson That’s all I can say about it; I take no further interest in her movements. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Pray, sir, do me the favor to take back your money, and withdraw!” “Not I!” answers the unconscionable critic. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Meanwhile, I will have the drawbridge raised, and if Quong Ma can leap the chasm, and make his way into the castle, well, all I can say is, he is a cleverer man than I take him to be. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Will that suit you? Because, if it will, you can come tomorrow morning at half-past eight and I will show you how to take down the shutters. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Theodore Dreiser I said to myself that I could just take Jennie, and then, after a while, when things had quieted down some, we could separate. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

In our business battles we don’t take off our hats to the other side and say, ‘Gentlemen of the French Guard, have the goodness to fire. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Elizabeth Gaskell So she bolted herself in for two days, while she unpacked her clothes, and then came out, looking like a hen that has laid an egg, and defies any one to take that honour from her. Morton Hall by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

The pilot told me she had arrived the day before, and that he was to take her alongside to-morrow. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Anatole France What encouraged him to take her to wife was the fact that she was reputed to be simple and ignorant of the world. The Seven Wives of Bluebeard by Anatole France [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell May I take a guess at the young man?” “Four thousand a-year! Nancy;” said Mrs. Browne, exultingly. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Maria Edgeworth Mrs. Ormond, the lady whom he had engaged to take care of his Virginia, was a widow, the mother of a gentleman who had been his tutor at college. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Bystanders attracted to the debate take a part in it as independent members; the vendor is heard in reply, and coming down with his price, furnishes the materials for a new debate. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

On the passage I carefully inquired the names of several points and places, to take their bearings, and to learn the geography of the lake, but all to no purpose. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Rudyard Kipling Moreover, at parting she would have had me take a fi-farang [five franc] note for expenses on the road. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Richard Hakluyt For to take from one that which is his, to give it to another to whom it is not due, ys plaine injurie and no liberalitie, thoughe the gifte were bestowed upon him that were in nede. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

If we follow this plan, we take the senorita among flying bullets. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Maria Edgeworth She did not know Miss Clarendon either by reputation or by sight; and she went on to say, she would “venture any wager that the separation would take place within a month. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Reflective apologists for war at the present day all take it religiously. Memories and Studies by William James

E. Phillips Oppenheim They would be able to do so, without a doubt, and any further proceedings would then take place in another court. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Thomas Hardy But the more Tess thought of the step the more reluctant was she to take it. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Isabella Bird Tracks wind wearily among shrunken villages, or cross ridges of mud or gravel to take their unlovely way over arid stony plains. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

James Anthony Froude It will clear his mind of false sentiment, take the nonsense out of him, and enable him to resist vulgar temptation as nothing else will. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Bram Stoker In that room he then sat on into the night, without pausing even to take any food. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Samuel Johnson These diminutive observations seem to take away something from the dignity of writing, and therefore are never communicated but with hesitation, and a little fear of abasement and contempt. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Let us take the short cut home through the village. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Victor Hugo What could affect Dea, what could affect Gwynplaine, with such a fortress around them? To take from him his success was impossible. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anything to get rid of him as quickly as I could, I said I’d take a dozen. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

E. Nesbi When all the things were ready that Peter was to take back, the Doctor said suddenly:— “You’ll excuse my shoving my oar in, won’t you? But I should like to say something to you. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

H. G. Wells I could have built up the full equipment of a professor of zoology upon the basis I had secured, if I had been free to take my own where I could find it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Daniel Defoe They all signed Articles, and bound themselves under a solemn Oath, to take no Quarters, but to stand by one another to the last Man, which was rashly fulfill'd a little afterwards. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

John Galsworthy It was a clear case — completely! And he added, suddenly: “The Bolivian won’t take the responsibility, Miss Cherrell.” “Oh!” “Never mind. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope And that voice is becoming stronger and stronger every day because you take no steps to silence it. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Susanna Rowson Let Belcour, or any other of your favoured lovers, take you and provide for you; I have done with you for ever. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

D. H. Lawrence Are you going to take us all to church then?” “If you like. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Miles Franklin Authors write many books before they succeed, so you needn’t worry that no one will take any notice of you. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

But I am aware that many people do not like reptiles or amphibians, and I am not suggesting that in order to enjoy the spring you have to take an interest in toads. Collected Essays by George Orwell

He made me take him all over the place, and he asked me all sorts of questions about who lived here, and what their jobs were, and who our friends were, and if many people came to stay with us. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Thomas Hardy As for you, I should coax Jude to take me before the parson straight off, and have done with it, if I were in your place. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing But Mrs. Peckover came between the newly-wedded pair, and by degrees induced Clem to take a calmer view of the situation, or at all events to postpone her vengeance. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Jules Verne Long jets of fire darted across the hatchways, and we were forced to take refuge on the taffrail at the extreme end of the poop. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

George Gissing But I am too weak to take this step. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Francis Bacon The purpose, therefore, of this practice is to fix and cherish the good hours of the mind, and to obliterate and take forth the evil. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

But when the Earl saw this he bade all his men take weapons, and then he went thither with his folk in array. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

On the other hand, it will be obvious that a new hope at the same time arose to take its place, viz. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

The sound of the noonday bell, however, warned him to cease argument, and to take his consolations out of the way of the mustering prisoners. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Ford Madox Ford Because if Bill wouldn’t take a pill he wouldn’t . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

They were soon followed by Cortes at the head of the remaining battalions; and the enemy, driven from one point to another, were compelled to evacuate the city, and to take refuge among the mountains. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

How long is this going on and what are we going to do? We ought to take the law into our own hands — we ought to set about protecting ourselves. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Tobias Smolle In the next place, take off two-thirds of these coals, and one-third of these blankets. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Guy de Maupassant She asked: “You want to take Charlot from us? Oh, no, indeed!” Then M. d’Hubieres intervened: “My wife has not made her meaning clear. The Adopted Son (Aux champs) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

George Gissing In less than ten minutes he offered to take leave, and no one urged him to stay longer. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Julian Hawthorne Perhaps he knew what the packet contained; or more probably his ruling passion of curiosity, strong in death, was making his old painted fingers itch to break the seals and take a peep at the mystery. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

D. H. Lawrence What did the old woman want to take her trips down the line for? Heh! She pays the penalty for her own inconsiderateness. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Henry Handel Richardson Had he only kept his money in his pocket! He had been forced to take the trio in and give them house-room. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

That is all I know about the matter; little more, I take it, than you know yourself. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James I take the true inwardness of the matter to have been in our having such short hours, long as they may have appeared at the time, that the day left margin at the worst for private inventions. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Andrew Lang She went into the lodge, and asked the woodman and his wife to take her into their service. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang Here they would take out the bits of bread they had saved from their breakfasts and crumble them for the birds. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Anthony Froude The preordained time has now arrived, and Emmanuel himself is to take the command. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

On seeing the Desvarennes take their daring flight, the leading men in the trade had said: “They have system and activity, and if they do not upset on the way, they will attain a high position. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

I sticked not to take part in thy notable treason against these poor snakes of Impland that we trapped in Orpish. All’s fair against such dirt. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell She would so fain have let herself love Mr Farquhar; but this constant manoeuvring, in which she did not feel clear that he did not take a passive part, made her sick at heart. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

But she don’t take after her mother; she’s like him, her skin fair as alabaster. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ll take that book and pack it with the rest. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn He was then the one of the two to take thought for the other; not perhaps that he cared less, but that his temperament was then more natural and healthy. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Then Robin Hood gave the sack of silver back to the Sheriff. “Take thou thine own again,” he said, “and hearken to me, good Sheriff, take thou a piece of advice with it. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Andrew Lang You must get it away from her at whatever cost; do you hear? Till you have done this I won’t take my claws out of your fur. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

You’ll have to take me on trust for the night, and tomorrow you’ll get proof of the corpse business right enough. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Henry David Thoreau It would surpass the powers of a well man nowadays to take up his bed and walk, and I should certainly advise a sick one to lay down his bed and run. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Henry James He had a fancy for sketching, and it was on his conscience to take a few pictorial notes. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Edgar Allan Poe The further illustration of this point will enable me to take an important step. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Sinclair Lewis Besides, he could jump on ski! And mend a bike! Eddie had to take even a dirty sprocket to the repair shop. Things by Sinclair Lewis

You’re near forty, eh, Nunkie? and such a pretty fellow! You’ll take care of me in your will, Nunkie, won’t you? Come, what will you leave me; not much tin, I’m afraid. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The one thing I needed to make them take my rebellion seriously was a little bloodshed. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edith Wharton She met him, parried him, at every turn: he had to take his baffled purpose back to another point of attack. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton [1907]

The housekeeper at first refused to tell me anything, but upon learning that I intended to take the child away, she broke down and confessed everything. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

No, I won’t take this as a proposal, but I become of age next month and can then do exactly as I like. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Louis Pasteur To do this, we take a flask of the shape shown in Fig. 8, capable of holding about 300 cc. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

It was necessary to take him unawares. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Sinclair Lewis He had to hurry away, of course, and get some sleep, but it would be good for him to see Aurilla Rivers again, to take with him the memory of her cool resoluteness. Speed by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing No, please don’t take offence. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

John Galsworthy Poor Mr. Timothy must now take a harp and sing in the company of Miss Forsyte, Mrs. Julia, Miss Hester; with Mr. Jolyon, Mr. Swithin, Mr. James, Mr. Roger, and Mr. Nicholas of the party. To Let by John Galsworthy

George Gissing In a few minutes Cecily went to take leave of her aunt. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle I waited upon the King and implored that his bounty would take another form. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

That is a fond liberty to which I take exception; but it is one thing to take exception and another to express it. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Thomas Hardy Bring ’em in, Philip, or take me out to them. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Tobias Smolle It was in vain for them to dissemble their design, which could not now take effect. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

M. Daburon ventured to take the young girl’s hand. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang For a case in point, take the decorously sympathetic group round the sensitive German musician, who is “veeping” over one of his own compositions. The Library by Andrew Lang

George Gissing But I can’t do more than take all reasonable precautions. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Francis Bacon Moreover, I think that men may take some hope from my own example. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

George Elio Your head seems very bad still, dear,’ she continued, in a condoling tone, to Caterina; ‘do take my vinaigrette, and keep it in your pocket. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

The Chinese, indeed, do not communicate this distemper by inoculation, but at the nose, in the same manner as we take snuff. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

D. H. Lawrence How long d’it take you, eh? Some time, eh? Several hours, I suppose. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

It would not do to quarrel implacably with the old man, for his money was at his own disposal: and, if incensed too greatly, he might possibly take the extreme step of leaving it away from him. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Henry James M. de Brecourt hurried beside her; she wouldn’t take his arm. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson Death has not been suffered to take so much as an illusion from his heart. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing Supposing their plot revealed, would Nancy in fact be left without resources? Surely not,—with her brother, her aunt, her lifelong friends the Barmbys, to take thought for her. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

At last, our host offered us mules to take us as far as Jinotega, charging us three times as much as was usual; and we determined to go on there, and seek animals to continue our journey. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Guy de Maupassan As she had been advised to take exercise she made a business of walking, beginning as soon as the air grew warm. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Off the island of Rhodes a violent storm sprang up; the whole party were forced to abandon the ship, and to take refuge upon a bare rock, where they remained without food or shelter for thirty hours. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Guy de Maupassan She saw people on the shore, and these people spoke very loudly; then she was again on land, without asking how, and Servigny, clad as a prince, came to seek her, to take her to a bull-fight. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

I was somewhat upset, and his idleness was always ready to take a kindly form. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He came to take a vicarious pleasure in happy marriages, and to be inspired to an almost equally pleasant melancholy by those that went astray. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Sir Walter Scott If you are fool enough to pay more than is reason, my father shall not be knave enough to take it. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Jane Austen I Always take the part of my own sex. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Nathaniel Hawthorne This solemn duty, however, was interrupted by a surgeon, who brandished a lancet, three feet long, and proposed to him to let him take blood. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Edith Wharton She knew that he was coming to Paris for his final answer; he would wait as long as was necessary if only she would consent to take immediate steps for a divorce. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Down to about Otley. I expect the stream will take a canoe at Otley. Though, God help me, I don’t anticipate being much at home in a canoe. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Well; give me your arm, then! But take care that no friskiness comes over you. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Too much time to take his own mental and spiritual pulse. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Jane Austen If Jemima were not the trustiest, steadiest creature in the world, it would be enough to spoil her; for she tells me, they are always tempting her to take a walk with them. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Thomas Hardy It was very good of you to take care of it. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Abraham Merri You shall go with me to its home, and there we will try to take from it your wife and your child and my friends as well. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Mark Twain In morals, conduct, and beliefs we take the color of our environment and associations, and it is a color that can safely be warranted to wash. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

I don’t half approve this notion that a community can’t manage its own justice when it happens to take an interest in the case. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Anthony Trollope To her it was a matter of course that he should, sooner or later, take his wife back again. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

New pangs of mortal fear our minds assail; We tug at ev’ry oar, and hoist up ev’ry sail, And take th’ advantage of the friendly gale. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Tobias Smolle The duke answered his letter, promising to take order that the grievance should be redressed; and never thought of it after. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

George Gissing It was necessary to take a decided step, and, though against his will, Sidney was apprenticed to an uncle, a Mr. Roach, who also lived in Clerkenwell, and was a working jeweller. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless she had uttered her little reprimand and had intended him to take it as such. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He just meant to take her to some place of entertainment, give her a good time, and perhaps have a little love-making with her on the way back. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Andrew Lang Our heroine obeyed with great sweetness, and without having been able to take leave of her lover she set off to go to Locrinos as to certain death. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis And they do take such an interest in refinement and culture. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Morrison Rarely, indeed, would he take payment in kind, unless it were for something of smaller value than the average of his poor pilferings; and then he carried the food home. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Sinclair Lewis It’s so citified,” said Peony. “Aw, don’t you think it would be better to take a nice little house, so Carrie can play in the yard?” urged Dr. Planish. “Sure! We’ll take a house. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

The population is invited to arrest hooligans and Black Hundred agitators and take them to the Soviet Commissars at the nearest barracks. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

What is so good? I take it that something is?’ ‘Good is hardly the proper word. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

D. H. Lawrence Take nourishment, don’t take that muck. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy I don’t know why he didn’t take it. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell But I regarded the pretty little Susan as my god-child nevertheless in my heart; and secretly pledged myself always to take an interest in her. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

George Gissing But already it was too late to withdraw his share from the concern; that would have been merely to take advantage of Sherwood’s generosity, and Will was himself not less chivalrous. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Anna Katherine Green May I ask you, then, to satisfy us on a point you were in a better position than herself to take note of. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Jane Austen It is much worse to have girls not out give themselves the same airs and take the same liberties as if they were, which I have seen done. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

How about the carpets?” “There is the drawing-room,” said Benjamin. “No, we won’t go in there and disturb the ghosts,” said Philippa. “We’ll take the drawing-room for granted. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

It was mortifying; but it did not further affect their prosperity, or take from them the means of livelihood; no luxuries need be given up, or any servants dispensed with. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

Let us take up something more tangible. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

While she was standing there she could take in the scene, which was certainly funny enough. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope I have a very good memory, Joseph.” “I’ll take thirty shillings, Mr. Jones; though I shall have to groan all the way like a condemned devil. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Miss Gwinny, left at home to take care of Caromel’s Farm, posted off to the scene of damage. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Sinclair Lewis He did not take the trouble to say No. He just smiled it. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Walter Scott Thou art boot for many a bruise, And healest many a wound; In our Lady’s blessed name, I take thee from the ground. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Robert Green Ingersoll Take care of our bodies, and our souls will take care of themselves. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Rudyard Kipling Think of Schedule D,’ he says, ‘and take parole. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

James Anthony Froude Especially take heed of doing this by way of a prognostic for time to come. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

H. G. Wells He was sincerely disgusted at my disposition to take the moral fuss out of his darling sins. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells This is a business of fundamentals in which we are all called upon to take part, and through which the lives of all of us are bound to be changed essentially and irrevocably. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

But finally, when several publishers offered to take the story as fiction, I cut short all negotiations and decided to publish it myself. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I want the car to take me down to the warehouse every morning, but it can be back here for you at ten o’clock, and I shall not need it again all day. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

E. F. Benson She did, and tried if he in turn would take another sort of sugar, both for himself and Lucia. ‘Such a lovely house-warming,’ she said, ‘and how we all enjoyed ourselves. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

I say to myself, “Let God take care of Petrograd.” They fear that if Petrograd is lost the central revolutionary organisations will be destroyed. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

G. K. Chesterton But I do not say, I cannot say, that he ought to take on the Asiatic manuscripts. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Jeremy Taylor notices with admiration, the extraordinary leaps which people will take under the influence of fear. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

Andrew Lang To take care of these animals the merchant hired a little army of men; and the troop made a great show as they travelled along. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford Mark put it that if Christopher intended to take up with Valentine, it mattered practically very little whether after an attempt at a divorce he married her or not. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Abraham Merri His name it was Marakinoff. I take him to Ponape an’ the natives there they will not take him to the Nan–Matal where he wish to go — no! So I take him. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri