Phrases with "thank"

It is not you who will have to thank me, but rather the nation whom you will render happy, the posterity whose name you will make glorious. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Bram Stoker One more so small child was missing, and we find it, thank God, unharmed amongst the graves. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

E. F. Benson Shall I help you with writing the invitations?” “Not necessary, dear, thank you,” said Lucia. “I shall ask them all quite casually by telephone on the afternoon of our dinner. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Benjamin Disraeli I thank you for your sympathy, but my sad fortunes are beyond human aid. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

H. G. Wells You may sit on the Chronic Argo!” “No, thank you,” slowly replied the clergyman, eyeing that deformed structure thus indicated, suspiciously; “I am quite comfortable here. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

Jane Austen I thank you, again and again, for not going to the Lakes. How could I be so silly as to wish it! Your idea of the ponies is delightful. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

He was good-tempered, had not much to say for himself, was not clever by any means, thank goodnesswrote my friend. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Pisc. Well sung, good woman, I thank you, I’l give you another dish of fish one of these dayes, and then beg another Song of you. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

D. H. Lawrence But when the girl came downstairs again with the handkerchief, she said: “Oh, thank you!” in a gracious way. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells I wonder if they will thank us. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

After he had heard it Harry paused for a time, and said he,— “Quite well, Archdale, I hope?” “Well, sir, I thank you. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Charles Kingsley I have to thank you, you know, for the good faith which you have kept with me. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

E. F. Benson Of course, one cannot, and I do not, say that any case is incurable, because, thank God, miracles still happen. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Colt.— I leave defendant’s counsel to thank you for that. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Henry Handel Richardson It was very quiet — no grog-shops or saloons-of-entertainment in this neighbourhood, thank goodness! — and the hour was still too early for drunken roisterers to come reeling home. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing You are much better, I hope?” “Much, thank you. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Wilkie Collins Was that how it happened, sir?” “I thank you with all my heart, ma’am; I took it for pomatum,” Rufus answered. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Meredith I have to thank you for the noblest of pleasures. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

In the very first letter she had from Calcutta, Bunter told her he had had a fall down the poop-ladder, and cut his head, but no bones broken, thank God. That was all. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

I RECEIVED yours here, and should thank you for the pleasure you seem to enjoy from my return; but I can hardly forbear being angry at you for rejoicing at what displeases me so much. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Henry James I had plenty of anguish after that extraordinary moment, but I had, thank God, no terror. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Theodore Dreiser I don’t know how to thank you for your wonderful present. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Poor fellow, it must cost him a great deal, and I long to tell him how I thank him. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Robert Louis Stevenson We may talk very wisely of alleviations; there is only one alleviation for which the man would thank you: he would thank you to open the door. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

I am tired, but I won’t mind the wine, thank you, my head is too bad. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Andrew Lang The young man was overjoyed at this sudden change in his fortunes, and did not know how to thank father Peter for his generosity. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton But in New York, in spite of our growing indifference, a divorced woman is still — thank heaven! — at a decided disadvantage. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Sinclair Lewis I spent two weeks at a Wisconsin lake, but mostly I stayed in Chicago and worked on Chaucer.” “Oh, I forgot to thank you for your card. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan How are they?’ ‘Pretty well, thank you. The Marquis De Fumerol by Guy de Maupassan

It was one of her dependents, who had called to thank her for some service performed. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Can I do anything for you?” “No, thank you. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

I presume I should be just so myself if I had been brought up in Altruria, which, thank goodness, I wasn’t. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Charles Kingsley I thought I saw him once: but, thank Heaven, here’s ball again. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Ivan Turgenev Believe me I shall never forget your kindness, and I thank you from my heart. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

You’ll have only yourself to thank for it if you aren’t happy afterwards. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Viat. I thank you, Master, I will observe and practice your direction as far as I am able. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

Willa Cather There is nothing else, thank you. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Charles Kingsley Whatever you may think of our conduct to-night, you will thank us for it to-morrow morning, when you see where you are. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Washington Irving He might be a mere wayfarer, like myself; he might be a contrabandista; he might be a bandalero! what of that? thank heaven and my poverty, I had nothing to lose; so I sat still and crunched my crust. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Willa Cather Alexandra often said that if her mother were cast upon a desert island, she would thank God for her deliverance, make a garden, and find something to preserve. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have got your insufficient letter, for which I scorn to thank you. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Margaret Oliphant I can see you know all about him,” said Vincent; “and, as I tell you, I mean him no harm; answer me one or two simple questions, and I will either thank or reward you as you like best. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell Be sure and tell the good minister that I was so sorry not to wish him good-bye, and to thank him and his wife for all their kindness. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Return, therefore, to M. de Bragelonne; thank him—as I have indeed reason to thank him—for having chosen as an intermediary a man of your high merit. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing As it was, I supposed you would scarcely thank me for coming forward. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Henry James Thank you, thank you!” he laughed again. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Meredith It gives me horrors to find it necessary to entreat you to look your duty in the face and do it, that even three or four Italian hearts—Carlo among them—may thank you. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

If any of your shots tell, they must stop and the devil thank them. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Then said he, “I thank you: but will you sail with me in my pinnace or in your own?” “In my own,” said I, “as I suspect you will choose to go in yours. D’Arfet’s Vengeance by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Edith Wharton She had learned, thank heaven, that there were other things in life. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

But what’s the use of printing things like that? We aren’t German slaves here, thank God. It’s not our business — is it?” Mr Verloc made no reply. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

I fell on my knees in the passage to thank God. I thanked him for the light, for the air, for the restored power of respiration. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Robert Green Ingersoll I thank them for what they were, and for what we are — for what they did and for what we have received — for what they suffered, and for what we enjoy. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Meredith I have not attempted an appeal to your feelings, Mrs. Warwick.’ ‘I thank you warmly, Lady Wathin, for what you have not done. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Jane Austen After some attempts, therefore, to be permitted to begin again, they were obliged to thank Mrs. Weston, look sorrowful, and have done. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

James Payn Neighbours and friends all, I thank you very much. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Lady Morgan But from the natural impatience and volatility of her character, (both very obvious,) this, thank Heaven! will soon be over. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Meantime it’s enough to know that she has me sound and solid, thank God. You can’t understand how one feels. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Algernon Blackwood Is that understood between us?” “I can only thank you from the bottom of my heart,” stammered Pender, unable to find words to express his gratitude. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Melmoth then changed the subject, to thank him with earnest gratitude for the preservation of his life. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

At last he said, “I thank thee, friend, from my heart, for what thou doest for me; yet, think not ill if I cannot take thy gift freely. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

I don’t know how to thank you. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Anthony Trollope Is there anybody else you’d specially like me to ask?” “Nobody in particular, thank ye. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Virginia Woolf Then, coming up behind him, “Oughtn’t we to thank her?” Lucy asked him. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

For some minutes the girl sat with her face buried in her hands, too much overcome with horror at the narrowness of her escape even to thank her preserver. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

How is he, mother — is he well?” “Oh, yes, quite well, thank God,” she answered, more collectedly —“quite well, but, of course, greatly, dreadfully shocked. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith Better say, life is holy! Why, then have we to thank her who teaches it. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

John Galsworthy And, though I say it that shouldn’t, thank God he did, and is at rest. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Will you not put on some of Patrick’s things?” “No, thank you,” said he; “I shall not stay long. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

She begged me, however, to thank you, monsieur, should you call, for your goodness to her. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson Now what am I to do?” and, in her worry over the contretemps, Mary quite forgot to thank her husband for the trouble he had been to on her behalf. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Kingsley Much — thank God, I may say one continuous undercurrent — of the very opposite of all this. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Henry Fielding I have, I thank Heaven, one dutiful child, and I shall henceforth think her my only one. Amelia by Henry Fielding

George Gissing Constitution, of course, is much; but I’m sure they have to thank you for an admirable bringing-up. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Know that I love you; and I thank you most heartily. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Well, I thank God that conscience has impelled you to tell the truth at last, late as it is. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

But seriously, dear Laura, are you sure you are not tired? Is nothing the matter?’ ‘Nothing at all, thank you. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

I did think of locking myself in while I was at work, but, thank goodness, the iron door had no keyhole on the inside. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

I pretended to be very angry, and opposed Leilah’s taking my place with apparent warmth; but, thank Heaven, here we are, and so let us make the most of our time. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Florence Dixie Despair. Great God ! I thank thee. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle I thank you for having spoken so plainly. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Sinclair Lewis I had good, solid antecedents, Republicans and Calvinist Presbyterians, almost without an exception, thank God!” Julie snickered, “That’s what I said. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling You cannot stop the tide; but now and then, You may arrest some rash adventurer Who — h’m — will hardly thank you for your pains. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Possibly I may be useful —” “I know not how to thank you; but, as yet, I have nothing to confide. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

George Meredith I have to thank the interminable hours on my wretched sick-bed for a singularly beneficial investigation of the ledger of my deeds and omissions and moral stock. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle I trust that Sir Henry is none the worse for his journey?” “He is very well, thank you. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

There was a moment when I could have given my soul for my revenge!’ ‘Only a moment!’ ‘Only a moment, thank Heaven! and I have not done quite so badly since. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

D. H. Lawrence And then, thank God, he could go to bed, alone, in his own cold bed, alone, thank God. To be alone in the night! For this he was unspeakably thankful. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett When Mary Ann comes to see after me tomorrow morning I may be lying dead, thank God. But you’re a child. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

R. D. Blackmore And you have the Lord to thank for it, as well as your own sense. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Elizabeth Von Arnim We have to thank him for the surprising beauty of the garden in May and early June, for he it was who planted the great groups of it, and the banks of it, and massed it between the pines and firs. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

D. H. Lawrence An’ if I get a windfall, I thank my stars. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Meanwhile, monster of iniquity, thank his majesty. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Guy de Maupassan Would you like to inhale it for a second?” “‘No, thank you,” I said hastily, “not yet . The Magic Couch by Guy de Maupassan

R. D. Blackmore By-the-way, have you called upon poor Widow Carroway?” “I thank you for the hint. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Marjorie Bowen I thank God, Ligozzi, for one friend!’ In a thick wood near Milan, a man on a white horse was slowly picking his way through the dense undergrowth. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I was afraid that I should never have the opportunity to thank you for your kindness. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let’s have a deal, my tear Mr. Fugger, do?” “No more for me, thank you,” Fugger said with decision. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Radclyffe Hall But, thank God, it had proved to be less serious than the oculist had feared. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

William Morris Now what sayest thou hereof, my lady? She said: I say that we will go thither, and that I thank thee and thy sons of thy good-will, and so may God do to me as I reward you well therefor. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

M. P. Shiel Yet, thank Heaven, Goethe was not quite right—as, indeed, he proved in his proper person. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Algernon Blackwood But I thank you for the sound. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anne Bronte A carriage and a lady’s-maid were great conveniences; but, thank heaven, she had feet to carry her, and hands to minister to her own necessities. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Robert Louis Stevenson If you remarked how well a plant was looking, he would gravely touch his hat and thank you with solemn unction; all credit in the matter falling to him. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Rice Burroughs So D’Arnot wrote a message on the bark, in English. I am Paul d’Arnot, Lieutenant in the navy of France. I thank you for what you have done for me. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Henry James I see the boat they’re in, but I’m not, thank God, in it myself. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell She looked in his face for a moment wistfully, but hardly condescended to thank him; at least the sound of the words did not pass the lips that formed them. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But I’ll wish you good luck and a hard heart, and maybe ye’ll thank me some day. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Thomas Hardy Is it like cudgel playing or other sportful forms of bloodshed? I don’t want to go, thank you, Mister Fairway, and no offence. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells I needn’t chew the newspaper to make talk for you, thank goodness. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

D. H. Lawrence They were tokens to her, representing the fruit and trophies of her two years which, thank God, were over. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassant When the play was over, he gallantly kissed her hand, and said: “It only remains for me to thank you for this delightful day. An Adventure in Paris (Une Aventure Parisienne) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

E. F. Benson And thank you for your lovely music. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Wilkie Collins You want to thank me for it? What folly! Thank me when I have done something useful. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Meredith But now—’ Cecil checked him, ejaculating, ‘Thank you, Dr. Shrapnel; I thank you most cordially,’ with a shining smile. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

And now, Mr. Johnson, if you will go into the refreshment tent, and make yourself at home ——” “No refreshments for me, thank you: I must hasten away to catch the train. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And thank you once more for this wonderful lunch. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Robert Green Ingersoll I never addressed a more magnificent audience in my life, and I thank you, I thank you a thousand times over. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Eliot I’m equal to a good deal o’ work at present, thank God; but I’m getting older — there’s no denying that. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

If another train comes up, give it Lord Rockingham’s compliments and say he’ll thank it to stop, because collisions shake his trumps together. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Wilkie Collins You ought to thank the law, instead of abusing it. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

T. E. Lawrence In a pause I remarked casually that I had looked for Mohammed el Dheilan in his tent that afternoon, to thank him for the milch camel he had given me, but had not found him. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope I have to thank him for great kindness to me before I went. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Adieu.” He abruptly left Dr. Campbell and Henry, and went to the bookseller’s, to inform him of all that had passed, and to thank him for his kindness. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Von Arnim But also, thank God, what other men, who saw one quite differently, who adored one, and swore they couldn’t live away from one. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Rudyard Kipling Then, at the last, we’ll get to port an’ hoist their baggage clear — The passengers, wi’ gloves an’ canes — an’ this is what I’ll hear: “Well, thank ye for a pleasant voyage. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Walter Scott I promise thee our Queen will not think herself welcome, if she lacks the opportunity to thank her royal host for her most princely reception. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

At supper grandfather exclaimed: “Well, thank God he has gone! I should never have been surprised, from what I saw of him, to find him one day with a knife through his heart. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Horace Walpole On my knees, let me thank —” “Hold! gentle Princess,” said Theodore, “nor demean thyself before a poor and friendless young man. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

H. G. Wells This is in me but not so very strong, and I thank whatever powers there be that I met you. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

George Gissing And that’s one reason why, happening to come up to London, I wished to have the pleasure of seeing you; I really did want to thank you, sir. Topham's Chance by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope I have to thank you on his account. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton To that, at least, thank heaven, she need never stoop again. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle No, thank you, I had some supper at Waterloo, but I’ll smoke a pipe with you with pleasure. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

But as His purposes are infinite, and we are most briefly finite, we shall never, thank God, be able to catch up with His purposes. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Jeremy Bentham It is plain, that if ever a king in those days died in his bed, he must have had something else, besides this law, to thank for it. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Jane Austen His niece, meanwhile, did not thank him for what he had just done. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Jules Verne I thank you, nevertheless, and I consider myself as twice your debtor. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Jonathan Swif Lastly, I had this day a letter from a certain naughty rogue called MD, and it was N. 5; which I shall not answer to-night, I thank you. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Are you coming up to the Vicarage?” “No, thank you, Mr. Spurling. I must go home and get to work on my new picture. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry Fielding I thank G — if I am not so warm as some, I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Rudyard Kipling About how big a ham do you need?” “I don’t want any ham, thank you. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Some day you will see that yourself, and will thank me for having prevented you from spoiling your life by a foolish marriage. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

John Galsworthy Yes — yes — thank you! To-morrow? Certainly. . Swan Song by John Galsworthy

I thank you for your companionship, and for the loyalty you have extended to me throughout our journey. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Charles Dickens I thank him publicly for his companionship and his patriotism. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Margaret Oliphant I daresay you would see how anxious Mr. Vincent was; but, thank heaven, now all is going on well. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

D. H. Lawrence I had so much go —” “Those maids, thank God, Are ‘neath the sod, And all the generation. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Ah, thank God! to some they have brought hope and blessing; not always the dread answer, “You have called me in vain. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Elizabeth Gaskell My mother’s quite well, thank you. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

I thank you, dear, for your kindness to this poor broken-down wanderer even more than for your generous devotion to me. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anyway I saw clearly enough that I had nothing to thank myself for. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Gaston Leroux The general during this time had taken Rouletabille’s hand and pressed it affectionately, as if, in that mute way, to thank him for all the young man had done for them. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

H. Rider Haggard I daresay you can manage that — eh, Heigham?” “Oh! yes, easily, thank you. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Hardy Stephen is very well, thank you, sir, and he’s in England; in fact, he’s at home. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

M. P. Shiel Otherwise, thank God, I’ve had all my wits in camp, or there’d be no Cobby now, and no R. K. Rolls now. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Anthony Trollope I’ll thank you to pass the bottle. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott And I thank God that I had always too great a value for those few abilities which Nature has given me, to employ them in doing any drudgery, or any job of what kind soever. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am an old man, but, thank God, I can still drink my glass of port. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch In the first place, I thank you sincerely for what you have done, and not the less sincerely because I am going to nullify it. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Gissing Shall I tell her, or will you go up?’ ‘I will go up, thank you. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

I love this ground and the men on it, although they’d thank me little if they knew it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Charles Dickens Noakes and Co.‘s might, or Snooks Brothers’ might; but Tellson’s, thank Heaven! — Any one of these partners would have disinherited his son on the question of rebuilding Tellson’s. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson And I thank God, I can still offer you the fair equivalent. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Well, and what will ye have?” “I feel a bit queerish, Master Harry, I thank ye. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I trust you entirely, Hugh. I bless and thank you for loving me. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Edith Wharton All I can do now is to thank you from my soul for understanding. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Robert Green Ingersoll I thank Luther for protesting against the abuses of the Church, but denounce him because he was an enemy of liberty. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Eliot I thank you kindly for comin’, for it’s little wage ye get by walkin’ through the wet fields to see an old woman like me. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

I think you have had the same, Captain Tanerton, and that you have generously done your best to screen him; and I thank you with my whole heart. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

O, such a piteous thing it was to see Her swoonyng, and hir humble vois to heere! “Graunt mercy, lord, God thank it you,” quoth she, “That ye have savèd me my childer deere. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

I’ll thank you not to be funny about them. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

G. K. Chesterton But suppose, standing up straight under the sky, with every power of my being, I thank you for the fools’ paradise you have made. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

George Meredith What power can teach devotion to the old?” “I thank you, signore,” Agostino gesticulated. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

William Henry Hudson I could only thank her and her friend for their kind intentions. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Wilkie Collins Will you allow an insignificant old maid to offer a suggestion? Oh, thank you; I will venture to advise. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

D. H. Lawrence De Ledda. And thank heaven we are at the end of the journey. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Sinclair Lewis Will you call me as soon as you can? “All right, thank you. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

James Payn It is your turn to play the tyrant; but though, by Heaven, you look every inch a queen”—— “I thank you, sir,” interrupted the girl coldly; “but you need say no more. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Frances Hodgson Burnett And, thank God, it’s not because if she doesn’t see him now she’ll never see him alive again. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell He bade me thank you most gratefully for all your kindnesses; he was very sorry not to come here once again. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

However, I will solve this little mystery tomorrow; for I will ask him: thank you, Sarah.” On Monday she called on Mr. Barkington to solve the mystery. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

During the afternoon, thank goodness, the sun went in and clouds began to gather for a shower of rain. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

James Joyce The girl, seeing that he had gained the stairs, called out after him: “Well, thank you, sir. Dubliners by James Joyce

Wilkie Collins I rose to take my leave, and to thank Mrs. Clements for the friendly readiness she had shown in affording me information. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins I possess many blessings; and I thank the Lord for them. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Jack London I had much for which to thank Wolf Larsen, was my thought as we went along the path between the jostling harems. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

But, thank God, there was nothing—nothing—nothing that could be found, and for the best of reasons, that there was nothing to find. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell Emily has just reminded me to thank you for it: it looks very nice. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Maria Edgeworth The child for whose sake Clarence Hervey had lost his bet was Mr. Percival’s, and he came to thank him for his civility. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing Not, thank goodness, with the declared tyranny of basest capitalism; I mean only that it is the product of human labour; perhaps wholesome, but none the less compulsory. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I may perhaps, without hypocrisy, thank God that I cannot understand you. D’Arfet’s Vengeance by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

I’ll have to do the devil of a lot of telegraphing tomorrow, but to-night, thank God! I can sleep in peace. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

We’ve never written to thank you for everything you’ve done, but it wasn’t because we weren’t grateful, really. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Virginia Woolf And then no one takes a novelist seriously, thank heavens. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I’m sure, however, you mean what you say kindly; and I thank you for the intention — thank you very much. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Rudyard Kipling You should have seen them at the Alliance Bank identifying themselves! And thank Almighty God you got their papers so well! You do not laugh verree much, but you shall laugh when you are well. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Sir Walter Scott My life — pshaw — let Emily thank you for that; this is a favour worth fifty lives. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

George MacDonald How do you feel yourself, Diamond, my boy?” “Quite well, thank you, father; at least, I think I’ve got a little headache. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Arnold Bennett And I’ll thank you not to answer back. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]