Phrases with "them"

A number of them were already wounded. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

At present, I write only to my particular friends, and even to them very short letters. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Andrew Lang Then a light was kindled in the room, and the wet clothes of the guests were taken off, and dry ones given them in their place. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon There, it would attach itself once more to its old dormant roots and wake them into new activity. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells But many of them had a sort of educational enthusiasm and all of them a boldness that the men of the old learning lacked . The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Thomas Hardy When she reached the trumpet-major and Anne she was looking very bright and rather flurried, and seemed sorry when Loveday said that he must leave them and return to the camp. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Kate Chopin They stood outside the window and the cook passed them their coffee and a roll, which they drank and ate from the window-sill. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Neither of them was of the bold buccaneer type; and Fector, especially, had never in his adventurous life used other weapons than slander and lies. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The boarders at Palace Crescent haven’t spirit enough amongst the lot of them to carry out a raid like that. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Charles Dickens But no such inn would have been equal to the reception of four or five hundred people, all of them wet through, and half of them dead sick, every day in the year. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

When their beloved is present it will gratify them most to pass a jest upon their passion, but to fall on any other subject will be counted an abuse. Symposiacs by Plutarch

To begin with, what amount of debt has Todhetley got into?” It seemed to be a choice of evils: but the least of them was to speak. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ll go to the Rooshians, so help me! I could show them how to cross the Himalayas so that it would puzzle either Afghans or British to stop ’em. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

D. H. Lawrence The big clouds sent messages to them down the shadows, and ran in raindrops to touch them. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Spirit shall deem them beckoning Earth and voiced Sisterly to her, in her beams rejoiced. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald So I went to them frankly and put it up to them fairly and squarely, and those two boys haven’t — at least one of them hasn’t — touched a single drop of liquor from that day to this. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

But no whiskey had been drunk out of them — the odor of anisette is unmistakable. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

With him Morier enjoyed many conversations on Church councils and other subjects which interested them both; and in 1874, lured by the prospect of such society, Gladstone paid him a visit of ten days. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Meredith We don’t face again them as we offend. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

William Black I could say more about that, but I intend showing them this letter before I send it away. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle The owner of them with outstretched hand was standing at the door, long, thin, austere, with the same gaunt, whimsical, Don Quixote face as of old. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

H. G. Wells I stood up and found my foot with the loose heel swollen at the ankle and painful under the heel; so I sat down again, took off my shoes, and flung them away. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A few thousand men with proper machinery, and a line of rails brought right up to them could easily dispose of it in a few months. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Thomas Paine I never yet knew our brave general, or any part of the army, officers or men, out of heart, and I have seen them in circumstances a thousand times more trying than the present. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

You have your cloak, I have mine; we will put them on and can pass the gate without difficulty. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Henry Handel Richardson And, what was best of all, this beach belonged to them alone; they had not to share its treasures with strangers; except the inhabitants of the cottage, never a soul set foot upon it. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jack London You’d freeze your feet at twenty-five below if you wet them and tried to keep on. Lost Face by Jack London

Samuel Johnson It is hardly to be doubted but the pirates of ancient times often used them as magazines of arms, or repositories of plunder. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Anthony Trollope There had been a crowd of girls in the house when Miss Mackenzie had paid her former visit to the Cedars,—so many that she had carried away no remembrance of them as individuals. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Henry Handel Richardson Yes, he was passionately solicitous for them — and not for their bodily health alone. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith Englishmen allied to them had to learn that they were dealing with broomstick witches and irresponsible sprites. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

I can refuse them for the moment and make them get a search warrant, it is true, but that will only mean greater trouble in the end. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

He might perhaps take life without a scruple, but robbery — no! He might incite others and cynically urge them on. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

George Gissing He bought two, and in each of them found the sensational headlines; but the reports added nothing to that he had already seen; all, it was clear, came from the same source. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson All Sunday and Monday we travelled through these sad mountains, or over the main ridge of the Rockies, which is a fair match to them for misery of aspect. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Where before they lived in perpetual tête-à-tête, or separated but to be alone, they were now plunged into what appeared to them a crowd. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Francis Bacon Taking the truth of these as fixed and immovable, they proceeded by means of intermediate propositions to educe and prove from them the inferior conclusions; and out of these they framed the art. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Breaking off little bits of toast, and eating them slowly, Mr. Brandon listened to the tale. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

He had been stolid and dour in his other misfortunes, had taken them as they came, calmly; he was not the man to whine and cry out against the angry heavens. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

I got a heap o’ them frae auld Lord Manorwater, when I was a laddie, and used to cairry his basket. Politics and the Mayfly by John Buchan

George Gissing Humiliated by consciousness of the base part he had played, he wished it in his power to inflict upon them some signal calamity. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing In reality there were six, three of them callers. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. Rider Haggard More than three thousand four hundred had fallen in this one regiment, most of them never to rise again. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne However, they knew that it depended on them to rescue from death the poor boy who was suffering beneath their eyes. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

John Galsworthy That Freer Gallery! Leave them to the nation, and your name lived — much comfort in THAT! She! SHE would never die! A crack of light on the wall close to the door. Passers By by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis It was a dejected Bessie Tait from Mechanicville who besought, “Well, then, I’d like to be on the floor right above them or below them. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

David Hume Restore either of them that sense in which he is deficient; by opening this new inlet for his sensations, you also open an inlet for the ideas; and he finds no difficulty in conceiving these objects. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

The elder of them at once came forward. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Before him was Missis Crowder and her two children, that stayed four months; and back of them was old Mr. Doyle, whose sons paid for him. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Not one of them had half the spunk of this or that burglar he had known. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

What is there between them and you — and you who carry my life in your heart!” Willems said nothing. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Edith Wharton Curiously enough, with this new splendor on them they began to emit a small faint ray of their own. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Edith Wharton Neither of them spoke again till the motor turned under the dark arch of the avenue, and they saw the lights of Givre twinkling at its end. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

James Payn These were serious and pressing enough already, Heaven help her! and yet, urgent and perilous as they were, it was not of them that she first thought when she found herself once more in her own room. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Anthony Trollope He had great tidings to tell, and was so long telling them that we will not attempt to give them in his own words. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Tamar will tell you who has called — hardly anyone — I saw them myself every day at Brandon, and told them you were ill. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

We can return them to you afterwards. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Henry Handel Richardson I mean about them all having been born here?” “Indeed and I do not! I would no more have them tie their feelings to the shell of a house than I’d have mourners hang round a grave. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

G. K. Chesterton The only difference was that in Sussex the road would have been broken and angular like a little brook, but here the white French road fell sheer in front of them like a waterfall. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Yet neither of them made any resistance. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Radclyffe Hall Mrs. Ogden had put them there to celebrate Joan’s triumph, she had said. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Oliver Goldsmith I resolved therefore once more to return, and in spite of their contempt to give them my advice, and conquer them by perseverance. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Robert Louis Stevenson But it now nears an end, today already the curacoa has sailed; and on Saturday or Sunday Lady Jersey will follow them in the mail steamer. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

At the same time, I have known Katherine’s family for a much longer period, and I must study them and their interests before all. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

If I don’t, it will not be done; and some of them are very old—and—and the winter is coming. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Thomas Hardy Thrown out on the winds it became twined in with them, and with them it flew away. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Let them wait the Sahibs’ mercy. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Maria Edgeworth But, as fate would have it, you upset all by your progress incognito through them estates. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Mrs. Gaskell If he saw either Mr or Mrs Hoggins, he would cross the street, and appear absorbed in the contemplation of life in general, and his own path in particular, until he had passed them by. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Sinclair Lewis To himself he said that he had hoped it would be God who would give the orders, but perhaps Brother Planish could hear them better and interpret them for him. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton A glance sufficed them — an old woman like me!” she added with a phosphorescent gleam of coquetry. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Now and then the cow looked benignantly over its shoulder bidding them a welcome to its hospitable flanks. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Olaf Stapledon The soul was by more and more of them dismissed as an unnecessary hypothesis. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Give them away! Dynamite ’em — and off! LIVE, Dick! I’ll get rid of them for you if I can, Dick, but remember what I say. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Henry James They looked at them as they looked at bonnets and confections when they went to expensive shops; as if it were a question, among so many specimens, of the style and colour they would choose. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Edgar Allan Poe This consideration enabled them to effect the agreeable variation of three syllables in place of the uniform two. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Julian Hawthorne Will you try them on now?’ “‘Why, have you got them with you?’ “‘Certainly: I always carry them in this pocket. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

H. G. Wells They would quote Burns at them and Mill and Darwin and confute them in arguments. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Tobias Smolle Howsoever, the cruel hand of fortune hath intervened, and severed them for ever. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

E. F. Benson I would present them all to the Museum, and the fossils, and perhaps some of my coins. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle Violette’s shoulder sent one of them reeling, and I stabbed at another but missed him. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Rudyard Kipling We must keep them below the head of the Kanye river. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Kenneth Grahame He looked kindly down on them and patted both their heads. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

We entered the straits at eight o’clock and were clear of them again by eleven. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Stand by them when I am gone, and let them not be wronged while he is able to do them right. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

G. K. Chesterton Small blame to them indeed if they become callous and supercilious and cynical. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

But some of them thought that this was not right, that they should have a king and a proper constitution, so they determined to send up a petition to Jove to give them what they wanted. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Jules Verne We shall make two flights of steps in the snow, one from the ship and the other from outside; when once we’ve cut out the steps we shall pour water over them, and it will make them as hard as rock. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

The jeweller was most polite, but, explaining it was always desirable to know something about those who offered them valuable stones, asked Ramon if he were living in Paris. Ramon shook his head. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

G. K. Chesterton The brilliant light ran along the blades, filling the channels of them with white fire; the combatants stuck their swords in the turf and took off their hats, coats, waistcoats, and boots. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arnold Bennett But now she thought, proudly and timidly and desirously, that she would make as good a mayoress as most mayoresses, and that she could set one or two of them an example in tact and dignity. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He saw you start off for the West End in them sable furs, and I guess he felt what I felt. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

All them lot goes to sleep every afternoon — Chinky, too, in a dark room. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Charles Dickens Oh no, it’s not an accident, it’s something else to look at! What’s them lights?” She referred to two lights twinkling low amongst the legs of the assemblage: two candles on the pavement. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle I will begin my research by going round and finding if each of them is at his post. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Even as Abdul was being shorn of his prerogatives by the Powers, so was the English male being forced by his women-kind to forego his Sultanism, and admit them to his snuggeries. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Anthony Trollope You could get them again, you know, when all’s settled. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Never tries to get men in quietly, and make them comfortable like Fung–Tching did. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Clouds of lazy sulphur butterflies swarmed and floated, eddying up from the road in front of them and settling down again in their wake like golden dust. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Charlotte Perkins Gilman To them the longed-for motherhood was not only a personal joy, but a nation’s hope. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

George Elio An’ he says, “Bessie,” says he — them was his last words —“you’ll mek a shift to manage the farm, if Sir Christifer ‘ull let you stay on. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Edith Wharton She had indeed proposed that her husband should go to Paris for a fortnight, and join them on the Italian lakes after they had “done” Switzerland; but Archer had declined. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Every Sunday he held forth morning and evening, expounding his views to his sparse congregation, and was looked upon by them as a kind of prophet. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Richard Hakluyt The master doth pay four ryalls of plate for the barke that bringeth them aboorde to visite them. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

Charles Dudley Warner Withal they were much esteemed yet little liked by our soldiery, who considered them staunch companions in the field, yet coveted but little fellowship with them in the camp. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

E. Phillips Oppenheim Ask them at the Quai d’Orsay. Ask them at Whitehall in London. Or ask Berati.” “Those people would probably tell me to mind my own business,” Fawley declared. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

For the rest, I ask myself whether it was the temper of their souls or the sympathy of their imagination that made them so wonderful, so worthy of my undying regard. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

George Gissing Enthusiasts have tried the experiment of turning husbandman; one of them writes of his experience in notable phrase. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Robert Browning The Artificer’s hand is not arrested With us; we are rough-hewn, nowise polished: They stand for our copy, and, once invested With all they can teach, we shall see them abolished. Dramatic Lyrics by Robert Browning [1845]

Arthur Machen There was a thick grove of ilexes bordering the lowest terrace, and above them rose one tall pine, spreading its head of sparse, dark branches dark against the sky. The Terror by Arthur Machen

G. K. Chesterton I know one of your cursed brutes tried to choke me —” “Mad,” said Northover, gazing blankly round; “all of them mad. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Kate Chopin The nurse had been with them at night for the past week, as she lived a great distance away. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

D. H. Lawrence I had to be bodily aware of them and a bit tender to them, even if I put em through hell. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells We send merchants from Brixton and missionaries from Glasgow, and what doesn’t remind them of these delectable standards seems either funny to them or wicked. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Edgar Allan Poe Those eyes! those large, those shining, those divine orbs! they became to me twin stars of Leda, and I to them devoutest of astrologers. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Walter Scott The memory of Tinto is dear to me, from the recollection of the many conversations which we have had together, most of them turning upon my present task. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Pointing them out to James, I remarked, ‘The figures are in different ink from the words. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

All three windows on the first floor were brightly lighted up, and in one of them the Venetian blinds had caught; and now small flames began to show from the top of the chimney. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Anton Chekhov To those of them who have been endowed by nature with taste and an instinct of beauty, the slight carelessness adds a special charm. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Anthony Trollope I liked him the best of them all. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood Power and deep delight rose in me, but with them a flash of stupid, earthly terror. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Gissing I have often come across books with my name in them on the stalls—often. Christopherson by George Gissing

Some Superman ought to invent a ray that would stop them all simultaneously. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

I thought that it would be pleasant to join with them here, and resolved to ask Almah to come with me, so that she might explain the meaning of the ceremonies. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Rudyard Kipling Before we dismiss, let’s t run over its outlines again on the blackboard, and make them clearer. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

At each repetition of the facts, Annie’s relation to them grew more intolerable; and she suspected Putney of an intention to punish her. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Henry Lawson He’d sooner travel in her than in some of those big cheap ocean liners with more sand in them than iron or steel — You, know the rest. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Robert Louis Stevenson The soldiers let us be; although once a party of two companies and some dragoons went by in the bottom of the valley, where I could see them through the window as I lay in bed. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

She looked at them with a strange interest, eager to discover what it was that Edward admired. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Rudyard Kipling Anchor now!” I was between Pyecroft and Moorshed on the bridge, and heard them spring to vibrating attention at my side. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

She raised her eyes, and Lieut. D’Hubert stared into them incredulously. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

The modern provision of mass-amusement, and the mechanical inventions which bring it almost to their doors, have distracted them from the effort of providing their own. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Henry David Thoreau I do not regard them as litter, to be swept out, but accept them as suitable straw or matting for the bottom of my carriage. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle He soon put them at their ease and promised he would do all he could. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Henry James It would also have advantages for the Dossons; it would enable them to establish by simple but effective arts some modus vivendi with that rigid body. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Henry Fielding Here, reader, if them pleasest, as we are in no great haste, we will stop and make a simile. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Frances Hodgson Burnett Soot, who was watching the performance, became much disturbed and left his branch and hopped about restlessly because he could not do them too. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

It is their women who prod and upbraid them with suggestions of sin. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Arthur Machen My friends had come to know her at Florence; she told them she was an orphan, the child of an English father and an Italian mother, and she charmed them as she charmed me. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Zona Gale It was somehow quite as convincing to them as is his first sight of electric light to the boy of the countryside, and no more to be regarded as witchcraft. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was a struggle between her and Mary which could be the least selfish, and do the duties nearest to them with the most faithfulness and zeal. Bessy’s Troubles at Home by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Sinclair Lewis These methods are all approved by the authorities, and there is only one trouble with them — not one of them makes you stop smoking. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James She asked him more questions about himself than any of them had done. Mrs. Temperly by Henry James [1887]

Rudyard Kipling And in that mood they came to France, and presently wrote letters home to their relatives and their friends trying to make clear to them the spirit of this new universe. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

With equal facility she dropped them from her talk one after another, much as the last wickets had fallen in the match, and until only Tiny was left in. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ve seen them come out for a sortie, and kill them like flies. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry James I am afraid that one of them has already planted itself in my path. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

One of them has rather a way with him as a swordsman. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Florence Dixie The boy read in them the word, “gratitude. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Karl Philipp Moritz One need only lead them into the City, and show them the things themselves as they really are. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

H. G. Wells Towards noon certain of them came and squatted basking in the hot sand. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Whatever tends to affect the teaching of them injuriously must tend to destroy and to disorganise the whole fabric of the medical art. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

John Galsworthy Shall I shingle again?” “Let them grow at present, we don’t know what’s coming; it might be ringlets. Over the River by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells I have been sitting and looking at them for the better part of an hour, loving them more and then more, and the sweet sunlight that is on them and in among them. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson Come to the ford, and there was Dickieson. By all tales, he was not dead, but breathed and reared upon his elbow, and cried out to them for help. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

They were all very gay, but not one of them had yet exceeded the bounds of reason. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope The others, also, he had seen more or less frequently; and had heard from most of them separately some expression of regret at his departure; but he had postponed his farewell till the last evening. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Jack London That some of them took to the trees and travelled along through the jungle roof he was certain; but at the most he never glimpsed more than an occasional flitting of shadows. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Thomas Carlyle Their memories were, one after another, taken down from the gibbet; nay a certain portion of them are now, in these days, as good as canonized. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

H.P. Lovecraft Very simple were the things of which they read and spoke, yet things which gave them courage and goodness and helped them by day to subdue the forest and till the fields. The Street by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

John Morley Prudence is not only first in rank of the virtues, political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them all. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll Give them more whitewash, more light, more air. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

John Galsworthy The hollyhocks and sunflowers were in bloom there, and he turned to them as if for warmth. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Von Arnim She was much older than they or Lady Caroline — Lady Caroline had informed them she was twenty-eight — but not so old as to have ceased to be active-minded. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

One or two of the men carefully examined each separate item; most just glanced at them in passing; some seemed to shrink from touching them, as if afraid of coming into close contact. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

As soon as Fröken had released them Madame Lefevre took them over for a much lengthier session. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

I almost hate them for reminding me so cruelly. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jacques Futrelle In them he saw anxiety, apprehension, fear even. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Neither of them recognized the body, and though it had lain huddled against the front door of the house, there was nothing to show that, alive or dead, it had ever been inside the door. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

There were two of them that brought it, and as they placed me in that narrow box they cracked their little jest. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

John Galsworthy She saw him, three yards away, tap Muskham on the shoulder, and the two face each other, with the little man looking up at them like a terrier at two large dogs about to fight. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes walked slowly round and examined each and all of them with the keenest interest. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Robert Green Ingersoll The earth appeared to them fresh from the hands of a deity. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Ralph Waldo Emerson Doctor Johnson’s written abstractions have little value: the tone of feeling in them makes their chief worth. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

George Gissing Some of them I must not refer to in the presence of a young lady such as Miss Sparkes.” Polly looked at her toes and smirked. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Edgar Allan Poe I shuddered as I assigned to them in imagination a sensitive and sentient power, and even when unassisted by the lips, a capability of moral expression. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Lucy Maud Montgomery I’m going to put these boughs in the old blue jug and set them on my table. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I would gladly shiver through them all over again for the sake of the beautiful purity of the house, empty of servants and upholstery. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Jukes had written them in good faith, for he felt thus when he wrote. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Rudyard Kipling Tell them of our Search, and they will surely let thee go now. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Niccolo Machiavelli But if the wall is weak and does not give you time, then there is need to show virtu, and oppose them with armed forces, and with all your strength. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Henry James I hated them from the moment I got there — I looked at them very little. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

We grew pretty intimate: calling on them when we went to Worcester for a day, and having them over to spend days with us. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

Edith Wharton For a moment neither of them spoke; then he said: “To-night, dearest, I must have my answer. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

And now and then one of them would look curiously at Jerry’s fare. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Henry James First, your decision is irrevocable?” Christina’s two hands had been hanging clasped in front of her; she separated them and flung them apart by an admirable gesture. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

William Makepeace Thackeray I have a sketch of four of them so employed. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

You understand, the two lots are not to meet until we’re finished with them all. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Edith Wharton How many of them it seemed to take to make up a single individuality! Most of them were like the miles and miles between two railway stations. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

In their new mourning, at the English Church, the Sunday after the interment of Lavinia Preen, appeared Captain and Mrs. Fennel. The congregation looked at them more than at the parson. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

For all both of them knew, he might be a creature of Polwin’s. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

E. F. Benson Ah, dear Lucia, what a wonderful Perdita-blossom!” “Is it not?” said Lucia, blowing kisses to Georgie, and giving them to Daisy. “That shows spring is here. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Olaf Stapledon Many of them succumb, soon or late, either to some natural disaster or to internecine strife or to the self-cleansing activities of their mighty host. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing Most of them belong to Hollingford, and you will have to know them. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

That would give them a big advantage. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu And them feet o’ mine, they are a bit flat: but any chap can make a pair of insteps with a penn’orth o’ rags. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Elio She would like them to be buried with her. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Theodore Dreiser And Bass, and Martha — she fairly glowed as she recounted to herself the many ways in which she could help them all. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

William Blake And their children wept, & built Tombs in the desolate places, And form'd laws of prudence, and call'd them The eternal laws of God 6. The Book of Urizen by William Blake [1794]

H.P. Lovecraft We found most of them little disposed to scoff but, instead, intensely interested and sincerely sympathetic. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]