Phrases with "thanks"

William Makepeace Thackeray Nor should I have mentioned the child’s loss at all, but that even that loss was the means of a great worldly blessing to us; as my wife has often with tears and thanks acknowledged. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Jules Verne Hereabouts, thanks to the eddy produced by the prolongation of one of the spurs running out into the stream, the current was absolutely nil. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle Nigel breathed a prayer of thanks to all his guardian saints as he crouched close to the slimy wall and waited breathless, his dagger in his hand. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Henry James Perpetually poking the fire and looking out of the window, he was certainly not a monster of facility, but he was, thanks perhaps to a certain method in that madness, a monster of certainty. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

She rose and made a profound reverence, murmuring some words of thanks for the honor she was receiving. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry Handel Richardson Haven’t I stood over him, and drummed things into him, and kept him at the piano? And all the thanks I get for it is to hear that I’m not capable of judging . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne We saw the huge balloon rise gracefully; and, thanks to its powerful screws, it maneuvered in every direction with surprising ease. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Wilkie Collins I know your infamy, and her infamy, and the position in which, thanks to you and to her, I now stand. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Andrew Lang And had I known that my being in prison was to prevent the god Devi claiming me instead of your majesty, as a perfect offering, I should have given greater thanks still. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith When cooled and refreshed, Agostino gave the signal for departure, and returned thanks for hospitality. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

And if some of us turned out well, it was in spite of your neglect—no thanks to you. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

I expressed my thanks to my benefactors; and never before having had so much money in my possession, I scarcely knew what countenance to keep. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Jules Verne No one need be surprised at this, who bears in mind the scientific taste of the Russians, and the impetus which they have given to astronomical studies — thanks to their numerous observatories. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

G. K. Chesterton Then Fisher uttered a short phrase of thanks and farewell, and went out into the street, still very thoughtful. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Edith Wharton It is thanks to Doyley that not one bitter memory, one uncomprehended injustice, darkened the days when the soul’s flesh is so tender, and the remembrance of wrongs so acute. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

I found his social position considerably improved; thanks to your remittances, no doubt. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jules Verne The Mongolia, thanks to the vigorous exertions of the engineer, seemed likely, so rapid was her speed, to reach her destination considerably within that time. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

But our connection with the people there was broken, thanks to the latest arrests. Mother by Maksim Gorky

William Makepeace Thackeray By this little incident (hourly of course repeated, and trivial to all sea-going people) I own I was immensely moved, and never can think of it but with a heart full of thanks and awe. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

H. Rider Haggard But, if he expected any thanks for this exploit, he was destined to be disappointed, for no sooner had he set his lovely burden down, than she made use of her freedom to stamp upon the deck. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Bram Stoker The latter is all the more marked in that it was a letter of thanks for a kindness conferred. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Lennox drew near to Margaret, and said in a low voice: ‘I really think Edith owes me thanks for my contribution to her party. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Have you a mother?” “Yes, madam, thanks be to God!” “Good! You shall have a church near Tergou. She will thank me. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith I breathed some thanks to my father while she and I conversed apart. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Herman Melville With thanks I took the stool; but now, for a space, I, too, was mute. The Piazza by Herman Melville

Victor Hugo The affair, thanks to him, was kept so close, the secret was so hermetically sealed, that neither Josiana nor Lord David caught sight of the fearful abyss which was being dug under them. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Thomas Paine Sir William, thanks to his stars, is not oppressed with very delicate ideas. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

E. F. Benson And nothing else was of any importance compared to the one necessity that he must get to his cabin without any further delay, and leave Maud unsuspicious, and giving thanks in her fool’s heart. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Henry Handel Richardson At his death, it had fallen on Franz to support the family; and, thanks to Schwarz’s aid and influence, Franz was able to get as many pupils as he had time to teach. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing True, thanks to her enslavement by society. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry James This indeed was not of importance, thanks to her inner faith that Francie would never really do anything — that is would never really like anything — her nearest relatives didn’t like. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

George Gissing Then there will be good in me, thanks to you. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Jacques Futrelle Then he began to write: “My Dear Miss Thorne: “Many thanks for your courteous little note. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Great thanks were tendered by the warriors from the Rhine. Bold Folker spake to Dankwart: “Great discomfiture have ye suffered today, therefore your brother bade me hasten to your aid. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Edgar Rice Burroughs If you know him and can speak his language carry my thanks to him, and tell him that I waited seven days for him to return. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

This is my raft, and on it I manage to float along, thanks to God, more or less successfully. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

And then it was not worth many thanks in any case. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

I succeeded in escaping, thanks to some good friends, and now I am here I feel my tranquillity and my life assured. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Abraham Merri Thrice he bent low as in homage, then — “Give thanks to the Silent Ones — for their power has been over us!” he exclaimed. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

I then gave the other a can of the same liquor, which he drank, and returned thanks as his companion had before. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

George Meredith Victor had seen these petty matters among the various which were made to serve his double and treble purposes; now, thanks to the operation of young Dudley within him, he felt them. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

William Hope Hodgson And they bore the Youths to their Mothers and to their Fathers; and the Father of each made thanks to the men that they had saved the soul of his son; but the women were silent. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Of course there was the usual amount of thanks and kissing and raptures. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Virginia Woolf This one, thanks to the hospitality of the host, had lasted far into the afternoon. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

George Gissing Illusion it of course remains; is ever recognised as that; but illusion so sweet and powerful that he thanks the god that blinds him, and counts off with sighs of joy the hours thus brightly winged. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Jack London This herding movement was practically a failure, thanks to the splendid work of the comrades. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Jules Verne These rodents found plenty of moss under the snow, thanks to the mildness of the season, and did not therefore live upon the reserves of the factory. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Radclyffe Hall At least for those of us who survive, there will be more breathing-space, thanks to the Germans — perhaps they too are a necessary evil. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Anthony Trollope What will his thanks do for me? You do not think that I shall be silent to oblige him?” Then he walked forth from out of the garden, and she had never seen his tears. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Hardy Many thanks for your information. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Henry James She requests me, therefore, to answer your favor of the 22d of June. She thanks you extremely for writing, and wishes me to say that she considers herself in every way under great obligations to you. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle Also of the flowery address in which the major returned thanks for the said toast, and the manly demeanour of the younger man as he followed suit. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Rudyard Kipling His offer, therefore, was accepted, and they moved a vote of thanks to him in two speeches — one by what they called the ‘proposer’ and the other by the ‘seconder. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

George Meredith Diana wrote her thanks for the delightful welcome, telling of her drive home to smoke and solitude, with a new host of romantic sensations to keep her company. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Helen Zimmern Meanwhile, be so good to make my grateful and deeply-felt thanks to the great author for the honor which he has done me. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

The late Mr. Ruthyn told me I was to receive a key from you, which would open a cabinet where he had placed his will — ha! thanks — in his study. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

When the song was ended Gaston entered the room to express his thanks and astonishment, both of which Kitty received with bursts of laughter. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne There was now a fine crop of sorrel and scurvy-grass — thanks to the Corporal’s unwearying exertions to keep off the birds of every kind, which congregated by hundreds. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins She had got the start of me — thanks to my laziness in sleeping away the precious hours of the morning in bed. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Maria Edgeworth She required neither praise nor thanks for any thing that she did; and, provided her friends were happy, she was satisfied, without ever wishing to be admired as the cause of that happiness. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

Jules Verne The elephant, thanks to the skilful guidance of the Parsee, was advancing rapidly through the still darksome forest, and, an hour after leaving the pagoda, had crossed a vast plain. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Sinclair Lewis His seat-mate, a shifty-looking man, hinted, “How ‘bout gettin’ up a game of poker?” “No — no thanks — don’t play. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling Now, thanks to a vicious little housemaid’s folly, there was nothing to look for — not even the hope that he might some day take an abiding interest in the housemaid. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry James Like himself, the young lady in the balcony was losing the play, thanks to her eyes being fixed on her friend from Lomax Place, whose position she thus endeavoured to gauge. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Jules Verne In a few days the keel was cleared, and on examination was found to have suffered little, thanks to the solidity of its construction, only its copper plating was almost all torn off. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Secondly, thanks to over-eating and over-drinking, I was slightly out of health all that week. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

But, thanks be to the vis medicatrix of human nature, and to the goodness of God, these are as rare exhibitions as all other monsters. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Henry James He thought of Madame de Vionnet to-night as showy and uncovered, though he felt the formula rough, because, thanks to one of the short-cuts of genius she had taken all his categories by surprise. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson None would miss him, or mourn his passingthanks to his own NOLI ME TANGERE attitude towards the rest of mankind. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Hardy Many thanks for your proposal to accommodate him. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

But thanks to you; his life was saved; for he owes his life to you. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing You shall see my address of thanks to those who voted for me; I must try to get it widely circulated, for, as you know, it has more than local importance. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray I look back at some which have been told about me, and speculate on them with thanks and wonder. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

H. G. Wells The Age of Confusion on the earth also would, in its own time, work itself out, thanks to a certain obscure and indomitable righteousness in the blood of the human type. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Henry James It’s no thanks to one’s scruples, but perhaps it’s lucky for one’s manners. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Gertrude Stein These always left their cards and then wrote a solemn note of thanks and never showed in any way how entirely out of place they must have felt. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Virginia Woolf To propose a vote of thanks to the gifted lady . Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Victor Hugo What did he owe Josiana? The thanks due from a hunchback to the mother who bore him deformed. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope But she expressed no thanks on being so treated. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Then the hero is healed, and gives thanks to the Creator, ‘in whose hands is the end of a matter. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan They were to make all their purchases in Paris, prior to settling down for good at the “Poplars,” and Jeanne looked forward to bringing back some treasures, thanks to her mother’s present. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton And perhaps we’d best give thanks that he’s at rest in it. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Gervaise spoke her thanks and left quickly as soon as she had received the ten francs seven sous. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jules Verne On the following day, thanks to the telegraphic wires, five hundred newspapers and journals, daily, weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly, all took up the question. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson He has set the natives to war; but the natives, by God’s blessing, do not want to fight, and I think it will fizzle out — no thanks to the man who tried to start it. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne Top’s instinct was useful to the hunters, who, thanks to the intelligent animal, were enabled to discover the road by which they had come. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Paine They were, however, as formidable as if the motive had been virtuous; and he merits the thanks rather than the esteem of mankind. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

He returned his love and thanks to Sir Geoffry; and appended several inquiries touching the welfare of the peacock. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Fanny Fern Most truly your friend, “John Walter.” This letter being despatched, thanks to the post-office department, arrived promptly at its destination the next morning. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Jules Verne For a long time past he had been applying himself to the study of the Arab language and the various Mandingoe idioms, and, thanks to his talents as a polyglot, he had made rapid progress. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Wilkie Collins The visit, even in my shattered condition, proved to be a most amusing one — thanks entirely to the presence on the scene of Gabriel Betteredge. I found him in the room, when I went in. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

In the court where it stretched in a long basin an English girl was painting and another girl was sewing, to whom I now tardily offer my thanks for adding to the charm of the place. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Sinister rumours of all kinds were flying round, thanks to the Press censorship. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Trollope Those who have thanks to return for favours received find easy admittance to the halls of the great. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Herman Melville To be brief, the two vessels, thanks to the pilot’s skill, ere long neighborly style lay anchored together. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

The blows that O’Connor had given her had been serious, but, thanks to an excellent constitution, we might expect to see a complete recovery. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Mark Twain Well, I see I warn’t hurt, thanks to goodness. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Charles Kingsley What thanks do I owe you for finding out so patent a fact? What do you do more to me than I do to myself?” and she glanced back once more at the mirror. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Elizabeth Gaskell The screen will be very useful, and he thanks you for it. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Arthur Conan Doyle With thanks for your recommendation, I am, sir, Faithfully yours, SHERLOCK HOLMES. It may have been a comedy, or it may have been a tragedy. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

William Morris Now let us end the talk about those qualities of invention and imagination with a word of memory and of thanks to the designers of time past. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Ivan Turgenev If any one thanks me, he spoils my pleasure. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Henry James She seemed to want to give up everything to those who were below her, and never to expect any thanks at all. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Rudyard Kipling It was the priest who showed me the road, but it is no thanks to him that I am able to tell this story. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

She put out her hand, she strove to say a word of thanks and of farewell, and she thought she would choke at the effort of keeping down the sobs. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Andrew Lang This choice, thanks to the popular misconception, did him some harm. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Giving as they do with both hands, I knew that Attley and Mrs. Godfrey could take nobly; but I never met a man who so nobly gave and so nobly received thanks as Shend did. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Thomas Love Peacock Though they be not yet one canonically, thanks to your soldiership, the earl is her liege lord, and she is his liege lady. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

E. Phillips Oppenheim Everybody appeared to be in high spirits and even Prince von Diss managed to infuse a little cordiality into his thanks for the delightful hospitality he had experienced. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Joseph Furphy I only wish I was as well posted up in devil-fish, stingarees, krakens, and other marine commonplaces, as I am — thanks to Jack’s information — in the man-o’-war hawk and the penguin. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Arthur Morrison Goodnight!” Hewitt went away with the puzzle in his hand, and I turned once more to my social economy, and, thanks to the gentleman who smashed my window, conquered. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Many thanks again for the tea, miss. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Walter Scott Farewell, and God be with you!” So saying, and as if desirous to avoid the thanks of his companion, he turned hastily round, and left Roland Graeme to pursue his journey alone. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu What do you say to Sedley?” “No, thanks — much obliged — but Sedley, you know, has seen his fate in that mysterious lady in Wales, or somewhere. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

MILLY AND I, thanks to our early Bartram hours, were first down next morning; and so soon as Cousin Monica appeared we attacked her. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence I shall be all right — thanks to you. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Monsieur Trudaine, thanks for your hospitality; I shall hope to return it with interest the first time you are in our neighborhood. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Maria Edgeworth I left the matter entirely to the prince, after returning him my very sincere thanks for being thus interested in my concerns. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

Leo Tolstoy There, thanks to the efforts of the housekeeper, the footman, and under-butler — the latter had risen at dawn in order to run home to sharpen his son’s scythebreakfast was ready. There are No Guilty People by Leo Tolstoy

Ivan Turgenev My eyes have recently been opened, thanks to one feeling . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Charles Kingsley Good morning; and many thanks for all your kindness!” And Tom made another grand bow, and went off to the Lieutenant. Grace looked after him awhile, as one stunned; and then turned to her mother. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Sir Walter Scott In like manner, gentle Reader, returning you my thanks for the patience which has conducted you thus far, I take the liberty to withdraw myself from you for the present. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Warned by Mme. Milner, thanks to a blunder on the part of Lecoq, Otto was awaiting his master. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

I have answered your letter by giving you the accounts you desired, and have reserved my thanks to the conclusion. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Little by little he succeeded, thanks to the most delicate persistence, in taming this shy young girl. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James It was, thanks to that, that I fell into the most senseless, the most brutal of delusions. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

You live in luxury, thanks to Madame Desvarennes’s liberality. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

His ideas were too much bewildered by the adventures of the night to permit his expressing his thanks audibly, or indeed as yet to feel the whole value of her present. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Anthony Trollope The thanks were not very cordial, and it was evident that Mr. Pabsby had expected a good deal more than twenty pounds in return for all that he had done. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins MY night, thanks to the opium, was the night of a man who is stunned. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Algernon Blackwood But my thanks to him, all the same. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jules Verne According to him, “a soft and gentle breeze is constantly observable, and produces an evaporation, thanks to which the temperature is kept down, and the sun does not give out heat unchecked. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Henry James Cora took this in with deep thanks that gripped and patted her companion’s hand. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Much thanks to ’em for takin’ what they can’t help. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A man in Philadelphia ate his first square meal in months, thanks to an “I knew her when” story. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Henry Handel Richardson She did not mention them again, but it was ample thanks to see her touch several of them singly, as she put them in a jug of water. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Maria Edgeworth I need not say that this conversation was immediately interesting, for he spoke of Berenice. His thanks to me were, I thought, peculiarly gentlemanlike, neither too much nor too little. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Kenneth Grahame He drew rein in front of the little inn, and the villagers crowded round with greetings and thanks and voluble statements of their wrongs and grievances and oppressions. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

But, thanks to your kindness, I feel ever so much better now. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Thank you for your perseverance in consoling me, count, thanks for your devoted remembrance, but I know in what I must trust—nothing will save me now. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Radclyffe Hall They grew rich, thanks to Stephen’s complete indifference to the price of such trifles as sugar and candles. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

George Meredith I hoped consequently to find peace at Riversley; but there the rumours of the Grand Parade were fabulous, thanks to Captain Bulsted and Julia, among others. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Wilkie Collins Seriously, Mrs. Vanstone, you may take my word for it — thanks to those wretched theatricals, Magdalen is going the way with Frank that a great many young ladies have gone before her. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

It was Planchet, but so completely transformed, thanks to the old clothes that the departing husband had left behind, that D’Artagnan himself could hardly recognize him. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Guy de Maupassan They both accepted the offer unhesitatingly, and after a few stammered words of thanks began to eat quickly, without raising their eyes. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Jane Austen Accept my thanks for the compliment you are paying me. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Anthony Trollope She bowed her thanks and was descending the steps on her way to join the group, when whom should she see but Lady Penwether coming into the house with her garden-hat and gloves. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Jenny and me with our two thousand, thanks to you, dear Miss Trevick, will go to South Africa, and I dare say Jenny will marry again. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

He had wasted no word of thanks on us, and he did not now. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Andrew Lang The humorous point is that, thanks to a hole dug in the wall between his room and Fouquet’s, Lauzun saw Dauger whenever he pleased. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

You saved my life, I admit, and — thanks for the pear. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Edith Wharton And Judith told her it was all thanks to Boyne. . The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Henry Handel Richardson Purdy stands to make his fortunethanks to having some one at his elbow who is in the swim. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

And in return for his splendid hospitality the Bardic Association decreed unanimously a vote of thanks to the king. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

As he began to get better on the Trail, thanks to the good air, regular exercise and absence of drink, he became obstreperous from time to time and I at any rate forgot about his ailment. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Henry James She thanks Heaven he has so good a friend. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Benjamin Disraeli Nobody thanks a ministry for a good harvest. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

In an instant, thanks to the lamp, my chamber was once more lighted. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

But, thanks to Peggy’s clever head and saving habits, he had — as the French say —“plenty of bread baked” to eat during days of dearth. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Elizabeth Gaskell She stooped close down, and caught the broken whisper, “I forgive her, Annie! May God forgive me!” “Oh, my love, my dear! only get well, and I will never cease showing my thanks for those words. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Henry Handel Richardson You’ve given in to ’im your whole life long, and a fat lot of thanks you’ve ever ‘ad for it. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Her education in life had been, thanks to Tom Gauntry and his friends, early and thorough. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

We shall lead a steady life, and not incur much danger, seeing that we have behind us a powerful protector, thanks to whom no embarrassment is possible. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope There is a silent love which women recognise, and which in some silent way they acknowledge — giving gracious but silent thanks for the respect which accompanies it. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Farewell to you!’ ‘Farewell, farewell!’ we cried, pressing his brown horny hands; ‘our thanks to you for your guidance. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Margaret Oliphant He had no thanks to say when thus forestalled. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle But now, thanks to this lucky chance, I think that we have got them right enough. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Elizabeth Gaskell Such are the thanks you get for all your trouble. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

William Henry Hudson She extended her hand, and, kneeling before her, I took it in mine and raised it to my lips, and tried, with poor success, to speak my thanks for this rare and beautiful act of mercy. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Henry Handel Richardson The idea of a word of thanks would have made Laura feel uncomfortable. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling An hour ago I admit I was that author; but, thanks to the high honour which you have done me, I am now a Stationer, duly entered and obligated. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

To-day we are going to make a first arrest, and this afternoon the chief will probably be shaking my friend by the hand, because it is thanks to him that we shall have got the man. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Arnold Bennett After this the vote of thanks to the President scarcely escaped being an anticlimax. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

You are become something, thanks to me! You now stand before a king: men bow the head to you. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Walter Scott Natheless, to thee, O most Molendinar beauty, I return the thanks which thy courtesy may justly claim. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Jules Verne With these measures, taken in time, thanks to the advice so opportunely given by Ivan Ogareff, there was good reason to hope that the expected attack would be repulsed. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

George Gissing She had made the proposal almost involuntarily; only his thanks gave her some understanding of what she was about to do. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Well, my dear aunt, some of them appear old and others ugly, thanks to their ten-year-old fashions. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Do you feel any stronger to-day, sir?” “Strong enough for anything, thanks to you, Hannah.” “I’m fearsome whether I’ve done right, sir. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Meredith My thanks for the honour done me were awkward, as if they came upon reflection. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Their plan was discovered in time by Sub–Lieutenant Blagonravov, thanks to the revolutionary vigilance of a soldier of the Red Guard, whose name shall be made public. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

George Gissing Many thanks for your kind inquiries as to my health. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

More brandy-and-water was despatched; several speeches were made by the different law students present; thanks were voted to the chairman; and the meeting separated. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Thomas Hughes Forty young scapegraces expressed their thanks to the “sorrowful wolf” in their different ways before second lesson. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

A train which is due to leave at eight will normally leave at any time between nine and ten, but perhaps once a week, thanks to some private whim of the engine-driver, it leaves at half past seven. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

It went well with him, thanks to her; care, and strengthening nourishment, and the skill of her tendance had warded off all danger from his wound. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Many thanks to the boys, and salute ‘Lazybones’ according to his merits. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Wilkie Collins You have thanked me for that, and your thanks are all I can receive. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Edith Wharton And now, O Lord, let us humbly and fervently give thanks for this blessed day of reunion, here in the old home to which we have come back from so far. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle We’ll never be right in this district until Chester Wilcox has been settled, and you’ll have the thanks of every lodge in the coal fields if you can down him. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Tell me, are you ready for Mrs. Innes — everything in the house? Is there anything I can do? ‘Oh, thanks very much! I don’t think so. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Andrew Lang Mr. Grinnell got the description from a very old Skidi. There was also a festival of thanks to Ti-ra-wá for corn. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Henry James It is evidently only a sort of idealized form of loafing: a passive life in Rome, thanks to the number and the quality of one’s impressions, takes on a very respectable likeness to activity. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Edith Wharton I’m only asking for a word of thanks from you. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle As it was, however, I was able, thanks to our excellent charts, to keep the channel and so to gain the open straits. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Walter Scott The minstrel, therefore, tendered his thanks for the civility which had so far been shown to him. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

So, now recruited, thanks superlative, dear farm, I give thee, who so lightly didst avenge that sin. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

George Borrow Myself. Many thanks for your account of the great men of your country. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

The dinner was lively, thanks chiefly to Joseph Distin, for Bothwell had a dispirited air, and Hilda could not help feeling unhappy at seeing his gloom, though she tried to conceal her sympathy. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Guy de Maupassant And now, for a week he had found nothing, and he had no money left, and was eating a piece of bread, thanks to the charity of some women from whom he had begged at house doors, on the road. A Vagabond (Le Vagabond) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]