Phrases with "their"

Bram Stoker Their eyes were full; their hair, of raven blackness, grew thick and close and curly. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Robert Browning What made those holes and rents In the dock’s harsh swarth leaves, bruised as to baulk All hope of greenness? ’tis a brute must walk Pashing their life out, with a brute’s intents. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

William Makepeace Thackeray He likes to go and join the very small children at their games. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

Wilkie Collins The delay not only saved their lives, it gave them back their liberty as well. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Sinclair Lewis Knute was sensitive to the lowered key of their Indian-summer madness, and he hastily rose. Young Man Axelbrod by Sinclair Lewis

Ralph Waldo Emerson He need not study where to stand, nor to put things in favorable lights; in him is the light, from him all things are illuminated, to their centre. The Method Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Robert would have hurried her straight to the carriage, but the company wouldn’t be done out of their leave-taking. Robert Ashton’s Wedding-day by Ellen Wood [1870]

Mecca, to which all Mohamedans turn in their prayers. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Marjorie Bowen Her husband followed; they had been married a week and there had never been any happiness in their wilful passion. Florence Flannery by Marjorie Bowen

Still, it’s their own choice to stay, and we’ll probably get on far better without them . Lost Horizon by James Hilton

They held torches in their hands, and as soon as they saw that we were following, they set off up the cave, headed by the little fellow who had come to meet us. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

George Gissing Nothing wonderful, of course, bearing in mind what some men are making by their pen; but very good for a writer who does not address the baser throng. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Louis Pasteur In a great many of them there appears to be something like a clear spot, a kind of bead, at one of their extremities. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

The grim Scots divines, whose “damnatory creed” Louis objected to so strongly, in their studies, we read, reserved a corner for rod and gun. Robert Louis Stevenson by E. Blantyre Simpson

Henry Lawson They all shrank as far into their rags as possible — and tried to sleep. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

W. H. Hudson Let them now return to the fort and give up their arms, and leave Valerio with him to assist in drawing up a formal demand for their share of the spoil. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

H.G. Wells He drew nearer, trying to maintain an amiable expression on his face, an expression that beat in vain against their granitic stare. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Fleet animals, like antelopes and gazelles, always endeavour to head across their pursuers, no matter in which direction they go. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

But when Rosie was little, ‘e got drowned; and ‘is sister, who was very well married to Markham, offered to take ‘er and bring ‘er up as their own, ‘cause they had no kids. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Sinclair Lewis He saw a young couple, American by their voices, and longed to pick them up, but they were too worldly for him: the girl in slacks and sweater, the man in beret, flappy blue trousers, espadrilles. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

It made me hold my breath in expectation of hearing the wilderness burst into a prodigious peal of laughter that would shake the fixed stars in their places. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

His daughters reared to be good and thoughtful women, his sons to be steady and diligent whatever their calling, whether business or profession. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

Rudyard Kipling It made men too responsible and left too much to their honor. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Marjorie Bowen When these two were weary of their insults they returned the flap of the sheet over the dead face and returned to the outer room. Kecksies by Marjorie Bowen

Why should they laugh? He wanted her to explain things, and hear their good luck. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Robert Louis Stevenson But what filled me with uncontrollable shudderings, was the problem of their origin and the fate of the lad to whom they had belonged. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

But my courtship could be no surprise to them, as neither Marya nor myself made any secret of our feelings before them, and we were sure beforehand of their consent. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

So Miss Bosanquet and her sisters hastily arranged an evening entertainment, engaged the mystical man, and invited their friends and acquaintances, those of the Petite Maison Rouge included. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

The commotion of holding up the chintzes to the light, to judge of their different merits, might disturb Mr. Dene; and she knew better than to interrupt business. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Daniel Defoe But English drunkards, gods and men outdo, Drink their estates away, and senses too. The True-Born Englishman by Daniel Defoe [1701]

Jules Verne The sailors were advised to wear only one woollen shirt over their cotton shirts, and to hermetically close their seal cloaks. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Tobias Smolle Be this as it will, our lovers, though real voluptuaries, amidst the first transports of their enjoyment did not neglect the great political aim of their conjunction. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope In that there would have been an implied contract,—an understanding on their part that they had been consulted and had agreed to this destination of themselves. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Used to being kind and patient for a long while with his other sisters before they would come out of their shells, she couldn’t but see that this one hadn’t got a shell at all. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

They all had their uses, but it seemed to me that Mr. Abraham’s was most to the point. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Indeed he was sure of this, for the reason that he had carried their bag for them down to the harbour whence the Palermo boat sailed. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

William Henry Bragg It might be supposed that it is due to want of uniformity in the velocity with which the α particles are expelled from their source. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Guy de Maupassant Then she kindled a good fire to warm herself, and the four Germans ascended to their lodging-place by the ladder which served them every night for this purpose. Mother Sauvage (La Mère Sauvage) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The crowd all looked slightly upward and took deep March breaths, and the sun dazzled their eyes so that scarcely any one saw any one else but only their own reflection on the sky. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Thus the young people walked on, talking of a hundred things as they proceeded, in the mirth of their hearts. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle But it is an old story, how a third of the grown folk of our country took up arms, and how our little one-eyed, one-armed man crushed their fleet. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Arthur Conan Doyle They have, for example, their insular conventions which simply must be observed. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Elizabeth Gaskell I did come a poor emigrant; noble Englishmen took me for their friend, and welcomed me to their houses. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Charles Dickens We then gave them three cheers, which they returned, and I saw the men’s heads droop in both boats as they fell to their oars again. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

The Temples might have more than their share of pride, but it was accompanied by an equal share of refined and considerate feeling. Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1875]

Very little trouble had been taken over their arrangement; in fact, they had been left in much the same condition as that in which the Buntings had found them. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

The houses were all big and all stood alone in their own grounds. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

But then Mrs. Elwyn never interfered with Hugh, as he understood his friends’ mothers so often interfered with them and with their private affairs. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

But their lack of spring and energy as compared with Coleridge’s earlier work in journalism is painfully visible throughout. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

G. K. Chesterton All the six friends compared notes afterwards and quarrelled; but they all agreed that in some unaccountable way the place reminded them of their boyhood. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

H.P. Lovecraft And they said that from their high tower they sometimes saw lights beneath the waters of the lake. The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

For centuries they had peacocked over the world: as pro-consuls, explorers, court jesters, rakes, and revolutionaries; and Clare had supported their extravagances. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

George Gissing Christopher would have liked to invite her to his home, but lacked courage; his mother, his brother, and Mrs. Theodore—what would they say? The rigour of their principles overawed him. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Ralph grinned at Nancy; their aunt looked at them both with a wise irony. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Nathaniel Hawthorne The expression of their countenances, however, was very different. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

John Polidori Her parents were in distress, their fortune ruined, and she had not been heard of since the departure of his lordship. The Vampyre by John Polidori

Sigmund Freud It has long been known and often been pointed out that at the age of puberty boys and girls show clear signs, even in normal cases, of the existence of an affection for people of their own sex. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Arthur Machen He walked amongst these people, looked at their faces, and looked at the children amongst them. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Charles Kingsley No future school of religious art will be able to rise to eminence without taking full cognisance of them, and learning from them their secret. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley

Cyrano de Bergerac There can be little doubt that the passages were deliberately cut out by some one on account of their “heretical” character. A Voyage to the Moon by Cyrano de Bergerac [1657]

Arthur Conan Doyle They can scuttle their own ships in harbor or they can come outside and have them scuttled by our guns, taking a few of our own to the bottom with them. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence But of their actual existence he was never once aware. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

Charles Dickens By repelling worthy men from your legislative assemblies, it has bred up a class of candidates for the suffrage, who, in their every act, disgrace your Institutions and your people’s choice. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

E. F. Benson Just see how she looked then: that was all-self-consciousness and guilt would fly their colours . Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

There were flowers of wondrous beauty all around them in that fairy garden, but none were half as beautiful as the passionflowers that were twining round their hearts. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Anthony Trollope There is a savour of wickedness about it in the eyes of the old ladies which almost takes it out of their list of innocent amusements even for laymen. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft For on the faces of this throng was writ a madness born of horror unendurable, and on their tongues were words so terrible that no hearer paused for proof. The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Edgar Allan Poe It is true that balloons, in the first stage of their ascensions from the earth, are known to rise with a velocity comparatively moderate. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Jules Verne By the quickened beating of their hearts, their red faces, their contracted pupils, the trembling of their muscles, their harsh voices, it might be conjectured that they were ready to come to blows. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle The twigs are stiff with their sap; and the moist, heavy English air is laden with a faintly resinous perfume. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

They are much more explicit, and the pains and penalties for the violation of them are now absolutely unholy in their truculence. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Machen They scattered off into the darkness, and somehow or another found their way back in the night to their pasture above the camp. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Elizabeth Gaskell So I took her out of her bed, and wrapped her up in such outer clothes as were most handy, and carried her down to the drawing-room, where the old ladies sat at their tapestry-work as usual. The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

James Joyce Like the tender fire of stars moments of their life together, that no one knew of or would ever know of, broke upon and illumined his memory. Dubliners by James Joyce

It was pitch dark, and only the lights of the trap cast a forward glare as the moors stretched out their arms to embrace and swallow up the vehicle. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Put the filets on a platter, and pour over them their sauce, and serve with croutons (fried bread). Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Guy de Maupassant At night she waited for me in a neighboring street, and took me to their house, which was very small, and near the harbor. Marroca by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Kenneth Grahame The voyage home was a record one, so far as mere speed was concerned, and all adventures were scornfully left behind, as we rattled along, for other adventurers who had still their laurels to win. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Watkin Tench Of their want of cleanliness we have had sufficient proofs, but I am of opinion, all the washing in the world would not render them two degrees less black than an African negro. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As Desborough, their horse, was second in the betting, they had an interest in the disappearance of the favourite. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle Just as strange as if we broke into their world. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Jules Verne The Indians had first mounted the engine, and half stunned the engineer and stoker with blows from their muskets. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In the distance was a small escort of Chasseurs Alpins. They stood like dumb figures at the bend of the curving road, veritable gnomes of the darkness in their military cloaks and strange uniform. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Their marriage was hallowed by an early sorrow: they lost their boy, and it was years before they could look each other in the face and speak of him. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

If I had not lost Dora through my detention at their hands I should look back upon that evening with sensations of thankfulness. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Anatole France He adored their slender fingers, their pink nails, their palms soft and tender, traversed by lines as elegant as arabesques, and rising at the base of the fingers in harmonious mounts. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Pu Songling They had both just passed with success their third literary examination, and were enjoying the pleasures of the capital before returning to their distant province. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

The meal over, the interrogation of the staff was renewed, but it was not until they had the very last of them before them, the little under-housemaid, Betty, that any grist came to their mill. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

The gentry hid in the woods; the authorities had no longer any power anywhere; the leaders of solitary detachments punished or pardoned without giving account of their conduct. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Leslie Stephen Boswell was drinking tea with Davies and his wife in their back parlour when Johnson came into the shop. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

H. G. Wells They spent all their time in playing gently, in bathing in the river, in making love in a half-playful fashion, in eating fruit and sleeping. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

James Joyce Bona-fieries! With their blue beards streaming to the heavens. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

For these sons had hard, bad natures; and were doing their best to bring down their father’s grey hairs with sorrow to the grave. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

H.P. Lovecraft The mill-hands were of somewhat turbulent inclinations; and besides their many natural needs, their frequent clashes and stabbing affrays gave us plenty to do. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Wilkie Collins The first chance their clever stepmother had given them of asserting their importance against hers was now in their hands. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Guy de Maupassan The sisters motioned to the conductor to stop, and they got off one after the other, leaving in their wake the pungent smell of camphor. The Dowry by Guy de Maupassan

Ralph Waldo Emerson Those who rise above war, and those who fall below it, it easily discriminates, as well as those, who, accepting its rude conditions, keep their own head by their own sword. The Conservative by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

H. G. Wells The sudden realization of my ignorance of their ways of thinking and doing came home to me very vividly in the darkness. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Edith Wharton They had never before avowed their inclination so openly, and Ethan, for a moment, had the illusion that he was a free man, wooing the girl he meant to marry. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Jack London At any rate, no matter what happened to them, Dawson would be relieved of their grub-consuming presence. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

No; but in profiting by domestic openings for murder, unsuspected through their very atrocity. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

David Hume The powers of men are no more superior to their wants, considered merely in this life, than those of foxes and hares are, compared to their wants and to their period of existence. Of the Immortality of the Soul by David Hume [1777]

Wilkie Collins There are some people who bring dull minds to their reading — and then blame the writer for it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

H. G. Wells I number among my friends many Roman Catholics who have built the most charming personalities and behaviour systems on the framework provided them by their faith. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Henry James It interposed between all new resolutions and their fulfillment; it seemed like a stubborn ghost, dumbly entreating to be laid. The American by Henry James [1877]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Well, I can foretell the result of their luncheon party. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The heavens change every moment, and reflect their glory or gloom on the plains beneath. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A sound of distant music, blending with the low notes of hushed conversation and the clatter of teacups, floated into their retreat. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Just hark to them now!” Through their closed windows penetrated the sound of scurrying feet and loud, ribald laughter. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle All their results are vitiated, as it seems to me, by the fact that they are dealing with abnormal organisms. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Some wretched laboratory assistant, some curator, some charwoman even, anyone who would put that bit of gold on their heads and try to will themselves back ten minutes. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Charles Dickens Centuries ago, these Bells had been baptized by bishops: so many centuries ago, that the register of their baptism was lost long, long before the memory of man, and no one knew their names. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

George Meredith Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend Above the rolling ball in cloud part screened, Where sinners hugged their spectre of repose. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

Willa Cather The carnations in his coat were drooping with the cold, he noticed, their red glory all over. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Guy de Maupassant The boats started on their way bearing venetian lanterns at the prow. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

I knew that with all my fine aspirations I wasn’t as true a man as fellows whose talk was silly oaths and who didn’t care a tinker’s curse about their soul. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Thomas Hardy From the north side of the nave smiled a host of girls, gaily uniform in dress, age, and a temporary repression of their natural tendency to ‘skip like a hare over the meshes of good counsel. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

William Henry Hudson For in their madness they hoped by knowledge to gain absolute dominion over nature, thereby taking from the Father of the world his prerogative. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

James Joyce He began to speak to us about girls, saying what nice soft hair they had and how soft their hands were and how all girls were not so good as they seemed to be if one only knew. Dubliners by James Joyce

He didn’t know whether they called their Number One abbot or prior; principal seemed to him good enough. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Edith Wharton It was with the anguish of this discovery that Kate Orme locked herself in at the end of their talk. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Rudyard Kipling Up to this time not more than five hundred folk had put in an appearance, so it was impossible to judge of their behaviour in bulk. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Alfred Perceval Graves There are about Le Fanu’s narratives touches of nature which reconcile us to their always remarkable and often supernatural incidents. A Memoir of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu by Alfred Perceval Graves

Violence won’t be their line, at least not at the start. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Arthur Conan Doyle But here’s their number, and their plate is on the corner of the door. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Henry Handel Richardson His nearest relations — his damaging old father, his dissolute brothers, poor little Agnes with her fatal weakness — one and all, in their separate ways, had been weights to drag him down. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

Alphonse Daudet And the fact is, that, with his shelter-tent, revolvers, pair of guns in their cases, and hunting-knife, not to speak of his natural corpulence, Tartarin of Tarascon did take up a lot of room. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Robert Louis Stevenson After they had built their water-house and laid their pipes, it occurred to them that the place was suitable for junketing. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

As its echo died away all the monks who had hitherto been kneeling rose to their feet and with one accord took up the hymn of their sect. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

They have just gone on loving one another in secret and in silence, content to live in the unspoken happiness that has flooded their two hearts. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

In Burma I was constantly struck by the fact that the common soldiers were the best-hated section of the white community, and, judged simply by their behaviour, they certainly deserved to be. Democracy in the British Army by George Orwell [1939]

Pu Songling Soon nothing was left of all the insects who broke the silence with their buzzing, their gnashing of teeth, or their falling. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Undoubtedly, abundant mistakes will be made by these first adventurers, which will draw ridicule on their schemes. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Ivan Turgenev In their stony rigidity, in the vivid sharpness of their outlines, in this combination of intense brightness and death-like stillness, there was something weird and mysterious. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

F. Scott Fitzgerald There he joined her and they both sat quietly for a moment, their arms clasped round their knees, panting a little from the climb. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

So interested had Caranby and Jennings been in their conversation that they had not heard the bell. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Mark Twain So I got ten of the initial letters by heart in their proper order — I, A, B, and so on — and I went on the platform the next night with these marked in ink on my ten finger-nails. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

So in a way she was disappointed when, while preparing to go to their different rooms, he hardly looked at her, and a quick and hurried kiss was all he gave her as they said good night. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Arthur Conan Doyle Those who were seated rose to their feet. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling One of them took me to their City Hall and Board of Trade works, and pointed it out with pride. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her private opinion was that their escort was a little mad. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

And yet, what would follow on my refusal? In a day or two there would be a pitiful scene with mine host, and as like as not some of their baggage detained as security for payment. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Algernon Blackwood Even Hank and Défago, subtly in league with the soul of the woods as they were, would probably have spread their delicate nostrils in vain. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

H. G. Wells All looked, standing together silently in a little group, amidst the serene vastness of their achievement. The Pearl of Love by H. G. Wells [1924]

Twice the long hands of the clocks went round, Royalties thinned from their al fresco thrones, and buzzed or clattered away in their vehicles of state. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft There were veiled suggestions of a monstrous plasticity, and of temporary lapses of visibility, while other fragmentary whispers referred to their control and military use of great winds. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

H.P. Lovecraft The limbs, save for their black fur, roughly resembled the hind legs of prehistoric earth’s giant saurians, and terminated in ridgy-veined pads that were neither hooves nor claws. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

One of their friends was willing to turn over his practice to him after a few years of apprenticeship. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

I let them think so, with the certainty before me that they would one day change their minds as others had done. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Tobias Smolle When I proposed that we should enter into terms of agreement, he gave me to understand that his bargains were always conditional, and his authors paid in proportion to the sale of their works. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Hope The workmen and business folk, their meal finished, began to come out of their houses and from the restaurants. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Kate Chopin Even Hosmer and Thérèse were drawn for the moment from their usual preoccupation. At Fault by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells I could hear now quite distinctly the soft twittering of the ascending Selenites, the dab of their hands against the rock, and the falling of dust from their grips as they clambered. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

G. K. Chesterton He adores music because it cannot deal with romantic terms either in their right or their wrong sense. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

H. P. Lovecraf Dr. James, for all his light touch, evokes fright and hideousness in their most shocking form, and will certainly stand as one of the few really creative masters in his darksome province. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Anthony Trollope They were whirled away through the dark cold night with the noise of the rattling train ever in their ears. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

John Galsworthy If only we were! All those poor brutes — not dead — as capable of suffering in their own way as anyone else — more capable. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

That we know nothing of them but their names lends an interest to their pursuit. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

They’re all as thin as rakes and their boots are dragging. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Appetites are good even amidst grief, and the farmers of Llanfeare took their victuals and their wine in funereal silence, but not without enjoyment. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Guy de Maupassant Innumerable draughts of air appeared to have taken up their abode in the apartment, living, crafty currents of air as cruel as enemies. The First Snowfall (La Première Neige) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was just as though she had bewitched them both, sir, for they neither of them took their eyes off her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Ford Madox Ford Certain women’s lines guide your eyes to their necks, their eyelashes, their lips, their breasts. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

For reasons of their own, the authorities had allowed no mention of the valuable jewels found in the safe to leak out. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Henry James DEAR MR. LITTLEMORE— It will interest you to know that I’m engaged to be married to Sir Arthur Demesne and that our marriage is to take place as soon as their stupid old Parliament rises. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Henry James She promised to let him know should their absence fail, and then he might act accordingly. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Now everyone was talking of The Avenger and his crimes! Even the man who left their ha’porth of milk at the door each morning had spoken to Bunting about them that very day. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Willa Cather The two daughters sat near their mother, listening to the talk about China. Mrs. St. Peter was very fair, pink and gold, — a pale gold, now that she was becoming a little grey. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

H. G. Wells And while I sat by their bedsides, I fancied that there were hostile goings-to-and-fro and malignant whisperings and conspirings just outside the door. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Wilkie Collins When those days come for us, the doubts and fears that you don’t feel now will find their way to you then. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Guy de Maupassan She heard them get up and go to their rooms. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Leslie Stephen A complete knowledge of their various details has only been obtained by recent researches. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Henry James It thus grew for him, in the oddest way, a positive resource; he carried out his idea of periodical returns, which took their place at last among the most inveterate of his habits. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

Francis Bacon It seems to me that men do not rightly understand either their store or their strength, but overrate the one and underrate the other. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

No one saw this aureole when once the eye had rested on her features and caught the full nobility of their expression and the lurking sweetness underlying her every look. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

It brought to him an assurance of his own temporal achievement of his power to enter into those lives which he touched and twist them out of their security into a sliding destruction. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

In the streets, especially, its gentle influence was felt, and regions which had seethed all day with a restless and impatient throng were fast settling into their usual quiet and solitary condition. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells These strangely shaped masses of gold they had staggered under held their minds. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

D. H. Lawrence When they had put on their nightdresses, they said their prayers, the boy mumbling. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London Then, exhausted by their labours, they lay down on the bank and slept. Lost Face by Jack London

Andrew Lang A few plain verses of the Odyssey, almost bald in their reticence, are the point de repere of the most magical vision expressed in the most musical verse. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

This was my best hope at the time; but it was soon clear that their plans were very different. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

H. G. Wells Religious observances provide a frame that many find indispensable for the seemly ordering of their lives. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope That resolve to make the best of themselves has been somewhat forgotten during the stern realities of their journeys. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Henry James All of which was highly agreeable and indeed intensely exciting to Beatrice and Muriel, who had little round red spots in their cheeks when they came away. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

Virginia Woolf A sudden squall of rain struck the pavement, and the children, who had been skipping in and out of their chalk cages, scudded away home. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Maria Edgeworth The postilions were not without ambition: the men called to each other, and to their horses; the horses caught some portion of their masters’ spirit, and began to gain upon the coach. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells Him and his kind — in their turn. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

M. P. Shiel At that moment, at any rate, I may say that these people wore their wonted faces, and seemed to have no weight on their minds. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Clifford smirked, Elliot and Rowden were agitated, but they all bowed, and, without raising her eyes, she returned their salute. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

They will thinks their coarse food sweet; their plain clothes beautiful; their poor dwellings places of rest; their common simple ways sources of enjoyment. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

M. R. James His cry drew their eyes upon him for a moment; then Anderson looked at the door again. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Henry James Littlemore thought probable that, given the circumstances, he would now bring it to a close; he must have learned from their hostess that this welcomed compatriot was an old and familiar friend. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

They were not yet in sight of their landing when she spoke to him, partly turning: “I think some of your men have arrived. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Doubtless their dinner had come to them earlier in the evening. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

And each of them used the unoccupied half of their minds in their own fashion. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle Some destroyers, German or British, fought their way through the crowd and succeeded in driving home their attack upon the battleships, with certain death for their reward. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton They were living, when the war broke out, at their country-place in the Vosges; his father and mother, his sister, just eighteen, and his brother Alain, two years younger. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Edgar Allan Poe With much difficulty, and at the imminent peril of their lives, they were restraining the convulsive plunges of a gigantic and fiery-colored horse. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne The destroyers, quivering and trembling under the strain of their speed, gained on us perceptibly. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]