Phrases with "thanked"

Ford Madox Ford But at the moment he thanked God for Tietj ens. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

She thanked me prettily, and then I saw two big tears welling from her eyes. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Wilkie Collins She thanked us, but she persisted. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Wilkie Collins She thanked me again and again. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Rafael Sabatini Asad thanked the young Morisco for his news, bade him be housed and cared for, and promised him a handsome share of the plunder should the treasure-galley be captured. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

It was she who gave the toasts; it was she who in musical Norland thanked our preservers. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Joseph Furphy I thanked him with a sincerity out of all keeping with my accent, and shortly afterward drew the intolerable conference gently to a close. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Only we thanked God and the grey skies that it had been given to us to recognise it while it was there. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

I agreed and thanked them — thanked them with tears in my eyes. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope Yours affectionately, L.” When the servant handed it to him, and he had read it, he smiled and thanked the girl who had brought it, and said he would see her mistress just now. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs I thanked fate that I had not left her upon the sands of the Sahara — or put a bullet in her, as I had been tempted to do. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Andrew Lang This time she was not afraid at all, and ran towards him, washing the wound and laying soothing herbs upon it; and when she had bound it up the lion thanked her in the same manner as before. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth He thanked me once, and but once, warmly and strongly. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Rudyard Kipling We gave his letter good space and thanked him. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Anthony Trollope She walked slowly, therefore; and Lotta, who was nimble of foot and quick in all her ways, thanked her stars that it did not suit her mistress to walk often through the city. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He thanked his cousin for his hints, and though he did not feel that the trouble of his mind was completely cured, he began to hope that he might go through the ordeal without disgracing himself. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Then Paul thanked him and bade him farewell, and he returned home again. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Miles Franklin They thanked me for my pluck and ability. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Robert Browning She thanked men — good! but thanked Somehow — I know not how — as if she ranked My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name With anybody’s gift. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

George Eliot He thanked the gentlmen for the honor they had done him. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Louisa thanked her for her good opinion, and assured her she would never do any thing to forfeit it. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

George Meredith Beauty can do as much as music, my Carlo.” Carlo thanked heaven that Violetta had no passion in her nature. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

When it was written and I had taken it, I thanked him warmly for his kindness, and bade him good-bye. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

There was no need of entreating these people; the lashes were repeated, for which Fox thanked them very cordially, and began to preach. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Daniel Defoe I thanked him, and told him the captain should make his own terms with us, and asked him leave to go and tell my husband of it, who was not very well, and was not yet out of his cabin. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Andrew Lang The dove then flew up on his shoulder and sat there and the prince thanked it, and stroked and caressed its white feathers, and kissed its little red beak. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She had not praised him or thanked him for his generosity. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope He took her hand and thanked her, but said that on this matter he must he his own master. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

I thanked them in Spanish, and, traversing a piece of open ground, made a wide circle to enter the town from the land side, to still further cover my tracks. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Your own mother telled me (for she came from foreign parts, being a Manx woman) that she’d ha’ thanked any one for throwing her into the water. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope When he came in to dinner he took his food from Carry’s hand and thanked her,—as he would have thanked his elder daughter,—but he did not call her by her name. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Jonathan Swif I have just received your letter, which I will not answer now; God be thanked all things are so well. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

She recovered; and he thanked God, with a lively emotion of joy, to which he had long been a stranger. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins He thanked me, and declined to look at it, saying that he had seen the copy, and that he was quite willing to leave the original in our hands. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins They are going to play a Quartet by Mozart.” Penrose thanked her, noticing that her voice and manner had become strangely subdued. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

I was at the meet, and thanks to your kindness, for I rode Saucebox. Mr. Berwick, I do not think I have ever thanked you sufficiently for Saucebox!” He turned to her with a quick movement. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Jack London Again and again I thanked God on my knees for these various and many benefactions. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Then in a transport of religious enthusiasm he kneeled and thanked Heaven for her Christian end. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Dorothy prepared to depart, while Mrs Pither thanked her, rather too effusively, for her visit, winding up, as usual, with fresh complaints about her rheumatism. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had fired many men in the course of his career, and they had taken it in many different ways, but none of them had thanked him — ever before. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli Lady Montfort thanked him for his kind letter, which she ought to have acknowledged before, but she had been very busy — indeed, quite overwhelmed with affairs. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Henry James He looked at me with the mysterious smile I have mentioned, thanked me, and fell into meditation. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Grimaud thanked D’Artagnan by a grimace, which was evidently intended for a smile, and accompanied both the friends to the door. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins Mirabel bowed and thanked her; but his last look was for Emily, standing apart from the others at the top of the steps. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Arthur Machen He thanked me for bringing him his hat, saying, “I don’t think I should ever have got it, I can’t run much now. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

Sir Walter Scott The Black Knight thanked his deliverers with a dignity they had not observed in his former bearing, which hitherto had seemed rather that of a blunt bold soldier, than of a person of exalted rank. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Andrew Lang The Captain thanked him, and bade him show him the house he had marked. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith My father beckoned to her and thanked her appreciably in the yellow tongue. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Maria Edgeworth The smallest service merits thanks, and Helen thanked Lord Castlefort by a look which he appreciated. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

I thanked him as well as I was able for this especial mark of favor. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Robert thanked them for their civility, and wished them good-morning. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Antonia thanked her for her roses, admired her garden, questioned her about her brother and sisters, and was at once on easy terms with her. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Anthony Trollope If t’ Squire would ‘a done it fifteen years ago, I’d ‘a thanked un; but I don’t know what to say about it now, and this time of year and all, just when the new grist would be coming in. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

H. G. Wells Miss Winchelsea thanked him in her best manner — a pleasing, cultivated manner — and Fanny said he was “nice” almost before he was out of earshot. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Knights and archers sprang to arms, convinced that some great host was upon them; but the guide dropped upon his knees and thanked Heaven for its mercies. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Wilkie Collins She thanked him and tried to eat. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

What an end to the bright and pleasant day! Sir John thanked Heaven openly that it was not we who had caused the calamity. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

There was a thundery look about the sky that seemed to prophesy rough weather in the very near future, and I thanked my stars it was not my fate to have to camp out that night. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

She thanked him, but said she could never consent to let him disgrace himself by marrying into a family like ours. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope One never likes to be thanked over much for doing anything. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Gaston Leroux Sorelli was furious; she had not been able to finish her speech; the managers, had kissed her, thanked her and run away as fast as the ghost himself. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

The last time he was not ten yards from me, and I thanked my stars he was obviously near-sighted. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Andrew Lang More I cannot do for you, but may all go well!’ And the prince thanked him, and put the packets carefully away in his turban. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

T. E. Lawrence The Arabs thanked me, for a booty of water was not their dream. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Andrew Lang Charming thanked her with all his heart, and joyfully hastened back to the town. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He thanked God that he knew his place, he would often say; but nobody else knew it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

The poor father — a man of forty with black, bushy side-whiskers and a pathetic gash on his freshly-shaved chinthanked us all, swallowing his tears. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Oh! how can I thank you? But for you I might now be ——” She paused, and Browne, to fill in the somewhat painful gap, hastened to say that he had no desire to be thanked at all. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Bob Martin thanked his reverence; the cold rheumatism in his hip was better. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne Thus Nadia thought of Michael. She thanked God for having given her such a gallant protector, a friend so generous and wise. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Henry James She thanked me and remained standing, but without at first, as I noticed, really facing her parent. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

They thanked him, drove from the tee, and left the polite and reticent young man still apparently hunting for a lost ball. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Maria Edgeworth Beauclerc then, delighted, thanked him warmly. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

He might have thanked Feltram, but he was thinking more of the guineas than of the grizzly donor. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Those two were the best of friends and Matthew thanked his stars many a time and oft that he had nothing to do with bringing her up. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

She thanked him and invited him to dinner for the next night. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Henry James Newman thought them magnificent, thanked Tristram heartily, immediately took possession, and had one of his trunks standing for three months in his drawing-room. The American by Henry James [1877]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If they do not and I have wasted my time, then God be thanked for it. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Meredith Beauchamp thanked the good-natured clergyman, and spoke approvingly of him to his bride, as an agreeable well-bred gentlemanly person. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

I thanked him, and composed myself to listen in the shadow. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Benjamin Disraeli Lord Cadurcis thanked his friends, who were profuse in their compliments to his pluck. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Anthony Trollope Had he acted otherwise, he said, he would have deserved to be kicked out of the presence of all honest men; and to be thanked for the ordinary conduct of a gentleman was almost an insult. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

I thanked him sincerely, and tossed it off at one gulp. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

She thanked him with a smile, put her arms around his neck and kissed him, then, sighing with a sense of safety, turned and slept. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Richard Burton To this the youth replied, flippantly, that he thanked his stars the Mother was underground, otherwise that men would lose their senses with fright. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Again I thanked my luck that I had a roof over my head, to say nothing of a nice warm bed to curl myself up in. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

George Meredith I thanked the well-meaning gentleman without encouraging him to continue. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Edith Wharton She had not spoken; he thanked his gods for that. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Having thanked him for his hospitality, we made our way towards the outer gate, to find our ponies and servants standing ready to receive us. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

It was evident the trial had been rather a strain for him and I even thought there was a trace of nervousness in his voice when he thanked the jury for their services. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

There I thanked him for his kindness, and for the trouble he had taken. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Edgar Allan Poe As, however, the day broke more distinctly in our approach to the outskirts of the city, my tormentor, arising and adjusting his shirt-collar, thanked me in a very friendly manner for my civility. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The detective returning with the matches, Larose thanked him, and then brought up the matter of the entry into the bungalow the previous night. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Andrew Lang Then she presented him to the Fairy, and told him how Carabosse had been finally routed, and he thanked and congratulated the Fairy, who was most gracious to him. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens He thanked her many times, and said that the old dame who usually did such offices for him had gone to nurse the little scholar whom he had told her of. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Meredith You have not heard? The Miss Duvidneys have gone to Brighton.’ ‘They are rather in advance of the Season.’ She thanked him for meeting her. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Meredith He thanked me, observing that there were days when you lay on your back and the sky rained apples; while there were other days when you wore your fingers down to the first joint to catch a flea. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Jane Austen She thanked Miss Crawford, but gave a decided negative. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Dr. Dorrimore thanked me as he seated himself beside me, and I drove cautiously forward, as before. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Charles Dickens Again I thanked him and apologized, and again he said in the cheerfullest manner, “Not at all, I am sure!” and resumed. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Bussy thanked him, but looked sad, which was not natural to him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

E. F. Benson So, with a slight addition of stiffness, I thanked him for his help, but said that this was your river. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

He thanked the governor, bowed, and departed. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Tobias Smolle I thanked him for his advice, which I immediately complied with; and, going into the house he pointed out, called for a pot of beer, and sat down by a fire in the public room. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

George Meredith But I felt his kindness, and in my heart I thanked him humbly. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

George Meredith He could have thanked her for yielding her hand without a stage scene; she had fine breeding by nature. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

She thanked him graciously for his politeness, but she had not smiled yet. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Walter Scott She thanked him, but said she had enough for her purpose; and, indeed, she had husbanded her stock with great care. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Willa Cather She smiled and thanked him, and ran back across the sand to the tent. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She thanked God that I was kind and would forgive her and go away—and only remember her in my prayers. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Accordingly, I thanked Taee for his courteous consideration for my amusement, and professed my willingness to set out with him on so diverting an enterprise. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She thanked him with her eyes as well as her words. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

In the market place Anne jumped down, thanked Forde for the drive, and vanished. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Radclyffe Hall She seemed to be feeling affable, for she had pressed Elizabeth to stop to supper and had even thanked her for helping with the unpacking. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Jane Austen Emma thanked him, but could not allow of his disappointing his friend on their account; her father was sure of his rubber. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

E. F. Benson He begged me to go on fishing, too, and he did it, somehow, so simply and naturally that I thanked him and did go on. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

The boy who opened the five-barred gate that stood in her pathway, ran home to his mother to tell of her pretty looks, and the sweet voice in which she thanked him for the little service. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George Meredith After a repetition of his short form of prayer deeply stressed, he thanked himself with the word ‘sincere,’ and a queer side-thought on our human susceptibility to the influence of posture. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Laura thanked the widow for her civility, and gave the chubby boy half-a-crown, a gift which was much appreciated by the mother, who impounded it directly the door was shut. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Whitelock thanked him; commenced the most odious task of initiating the young Americans in the rudiments of knowledge, and sought meanwhile to amuse himself to the best of his power. Lodore by Mary Shelley

He thanked Maxley, left him, made a hasty toilet, and ran to Albion Villa. Sarah opened the door to him in tears. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

H. Rider Haggard Before she went, however, she turned, and with tears in her eyes thanked the old man for his kindness to a friendless woman. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope He was very gentle with her, and she thanked him over and over again, and endeavoured to think that her escape had been fortunate, and that her position was happy. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Ferrante thanked her effusively. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Gertrude Stein We thanked him and thought no more about it. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Wilkie Collins After she had thanked me for coming to see her, I saw her tremble a little. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope Fenwick had declared that he would fight if he could find a leg to stand upon, and he thanked Grimes, saying that he would think of the suggestion. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

She thanked him, and hurried on, with her heart beating faster at every step. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Andrew Lang Ring thanked him heartily, and said there was no need to pay him for his services, they were so little worth; but if he did wish to give him anything he would choose what was in the parlour. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Renzo jumped out first, and gave his hand successively to Agnese and Lucia; and then they all turned, and sorrowfully thanked the boatman. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Henry James The article wasn’t, I thanked heaven, a review; it was a “leader,” the last of three, presenting Neil Paraday to the human race. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

The young detective had nothing more to expect from Couturier. He thanked him, and after shaking hands with the superintendent, walked away, leaning on Father Absinthe’s arm. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Tobias Smolle I thanked him for his information, and promised to conduct myself accordingly, wishing, however, his caution had been a few hours more early, by which means I might have saved five guineas. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

George Meredith Rhoda put a chair for him, but he thanked them both, and said he could not neglect some work to be done in the fields. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Nikolai Gogol Akakiy Akakievitch did not care to argue this point with Petrovitch. He paid him, thanked him, and set out at once in his new cloak for the department. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Wilkie Collins She thanked me, and we passed gradually into talking of other things. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Hypotheses, and deductions from these, controlled by sense-observations and analogies with what we know elsewhere, are to be thanked for all of science’s results. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

What about coming and having a bit of dinner with me tonight?” I thanked him and said I would be very pleased, so that night found us sharing a good dinner and a large bottle or French champagne. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Frederick Marryat As he thought of what must take place, he thanked God for having allowed him to gain the knowledge of what was to happen, and hastened on his way. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Wilkie Collins I approached and thanked her; not very gratefully, I am afraid, for I felt too confused to speak freely. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

He thanked the police, offered them cigarettes in his turn, and went away as empty of suggestion as he had come. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

E. Phillips Oppenheim I shall be glad to have you for a daughter, Margharita.” Lord Lumley thanked her with a look, and took her hand. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

George Meredith His blunt reserve was eloquent of it to her, and she liked him the better; could have thanked him, too, for leaving her promptly. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Henry Fielding I thanked him, and immediately went to pay my respects to her. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

George Gissing All he aimed at was the diminution of human suffering; whether men thanked him for his life’s labour did not seem to him a point worth considering. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Clements thanked me civilly, and declined. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Andrew Lang But, instead of answering rudely, like both Ardan and Ruais, he thanked her, with courtesy, though he had no mind to heed her; and he listened to the warnings and words of his new master. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He thanked his God that nothing had come of it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Elizabeth Gaskell So I told him he mun do as he liked; and he thanked me and kissed me, for all I was very frabbit5 with him; and now he’s gone to South America at t’other side of the sun, they tell me. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Wilkie Collins He thanked her, nodded pleasantly, and left us, to go and establish himself in his own room. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Adams He took the drawing, thanked everybody, and having exhausted the experts of the British Museum, took a cab to Woolner’s studio, where he showed the figure and repeated Reed’s opinion. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jules Verne At this moment the engineer sent to inform the captain that steam was up and they could start, for which agreeable communication the captain thanked him. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith Alvan thanked his fortune that he had to treat with parents. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

George Meredith Evan thanked him briefly, but declined, and paced on with his head bent. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Gaston Leroux When the two sisters married, on the same day, they received their portion from their brother, not as a thing rightfully belonging to them, but as a dowry for which they thanked him. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Maria Edgeworth He thanked the count with few words, but with strong feeling. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

She thanked him gratefully, and then, as they resumed their walk, a silence fell between them and continued until they were back in the house. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Joseph Furphy Then he thanked all hands, and made them welcome at the station, if they liked to come. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Jonathan Swif God be thanked for Stella’s eyes mending; and God send it holds; but faith you writ too much at a time: better write less, or write it at ten times. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Arthur Conan Doyle When we got to the ship he called me into the little cabin which he reserves for himself and he thanked me. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Maria Edgeworth She thanked Emilie, in particular, for having vanquished her mother’s false delicacy. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

There was no one else in the room, and he thanked her for arranging the appointment so quickly, hoping she had not been inconvenienced in having to ring up so early. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Arnold Bennett He thanked God for a good supper, and sprang to the harmonium, where his paint-box was. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Charles Dickens Congratulations, Mr. Pip.” We shook hands — he was always a remarkably short shaker — and I thanked him. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Walter Besant His letter, which Lady Swinburne showed me, was full of joy, for which I thanked God, praying that his earthly happiness might be continued to him for a long life. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

I thanked him for his compliments in a manner which was as good as telling him to mind his own business, and next week he asked me for five or six hundred on account. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

But on her way home she thanked Heaven for her resolution, and was quite sure that she was happier and better for it. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith His isolation made him humble, and when Harry shook his hand, and said he remembered Fallow field and the fun there, Mr. Raikes thanked him. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Maria Edgeworth Henry thanked her, and her father and mother were pleased to see her eagerness to oblige her brother. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Machen Last thanked Miss Pilliner profoundly. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

George Meredith Algernon thanked him, and replied that he knew him. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Charles Dickens They are well?’ Gabriel thanked him, and said they were. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anthony Trollope He was to meet sundry politicians — Mr Spurgeon and Mr Sprout and Mr Du Boung — who would like to be thanked for what they had been done. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Ramon thanked her warmly, but she would probably have almost had a stroke if she had only known what passed at once into his mind. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Rudyard Kipling He thanked all the Gods of Hindustan, and Herbert Spencer, that there remained some valuables to steal. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Tobias Smolle We thanked this grave person for his courteous offer, and invited him to drink a glass with us, which he did not think proper to refuse, and we went altogether into a tavern of his recommending. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

He looked upon her with reverence and thanked God for her. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

Harry thanked him by bowing again, but something went wrong. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

H. G. Wells He thanked me and rode on, and we saw them no more. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Arthur Machen Then I gave notice to Messrs. Chandos. They were very kind; they offered me twenty-five shillings a week to stay, but I thanked them and said no. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Kate Chopin Robert thanked her and turned away toward “the house. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

George Meredith Or will you accompany me to him?’ In a moment, Captain Evremonde’s manners were subdued and civilized, and in perfectly sane speech he thanked the Countess and offered her his arm. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Lewis Carroll I thanked much for telling me The way he got his wealth, But chiefly for his wish that he Might drink my noble health. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Thomas Hardy Marty was shy, indeed, of speaking about the letter, and her motives in writing it; but she thanked him warmly for his promise of the cider-press. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing So Petronilla thanked and dismissed the young men, on whose retirement she turned eagerly to Leander. ‘Forgive me!’ broke from her lips. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Andrew Lang The woman saw this, and said that he might have it if he would take the trouble to get it; for which the Prince thanked her, and said it was at least worth trying. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli Vivian also took his departure as soon as he could possibly steal off unnoticed; but not before he had been thanked by the conjuror. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

William Morris She thanked him, but looked askance toward Arthur, who said: If that be gain, yet is there more, for the Red Knight lieth in the green plain for a supper to the wolf and the crow. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Tobias Smolle I accordingly made him acquainted with this part of my distress, after having thanked him for his information and advice. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

He, however, thanked the man for his courtesy, and bidding him send the picture to his residence as soon as possible, left the shop and joined Foote on the pavement outside. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Henry James He thanked her for her appreciation — aware at the same time that he didn’t appear to thank her enough and that she might think him ungracious. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

They thanked me, and said they would be delighted, and moved to the gate, but they did not drop their rifles, and I saw the bulge of revolvers in their pockets. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Andrew Lang Then the Princess was delivered, and she thanked Minnikin and blessed him for saving her. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A neighbouring anti-aircraft gun broke out into a sudden burst, and I thanked Heaven for its inspiration. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

She thanked me very graciously; and made a thousand apologies for putting me to an inconvenience. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Ann Radcliffe How my heart revived at every step of their departure; I fell upon my knees, thanked God that he had preserved me this time, and implored his farther protection. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Charles Dickens The old woman thanked her when she had done, saying that she had had the words by heart for many a long, long year, but could not see them now. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Henry Handel Richardson She was, he thanked goodness, not of the kind who throw maidenly modesty to the winds, directly the binding word is spoken. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Dickens Then he and the knights came back to the castle with great joy; and the Countess who had watched them from a high tower, thanked them with all her heart, and kissed them every one. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

George Gissing I feel I have not thanked you half enough. Christopherson by George Gissing