Phrases with "them"

Catherine Helen Spence Many of them were driven into industrial life, many, indeed, had talents which, rightly directed, were useful. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her true love brought her roses like herself and she threw them scornfully at his feet. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Teach them to pray each morning: ‘Give us this day our daily stone. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Mr. Parke had offered the article to Raffini, but while they might have printed it upon his recommendation, it appeared that even his recommendation could not induce them to promise to pay for it. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Ivan Turgenev Limpidly blue above them was the southern sky; on the heights the sunbeams rioted; below, half-hidden in the grass, swift brooks were babbling. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Tell them I have caught five eels and am very excited about it. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I shall delay them for another twenty-four hours until after to-morrow’s meeting. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

And the man told all he knew about them in the public prints a month ago. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

That dare-devil Larose had been taking big risks again and — he smiled a half reluctant smile here — had got away with them successfully, as he generally did. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

M. R. James But it is necessary to prefix to my extracts from them a statement of the form in which I possess them. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Nor had there ever been anyone who intensified the life of each one of them to the same extent. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

John Lewis Burckhard If any of them were brought to conquer their inherent aver­sion to the book, they could not read a page in it without be­ing tired and disgusted with its style. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Guy de Maupassan In the midst of them stood the baron, his hands behind his back, also looking on with curiosity. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Olaf Stapledon One of them was still able to cause trouble when I ran in, but I put a bullet in his face with my pistol. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang When the parcel was opened, the heart of the Bibliophile began to sing, for the packet contained two old folios, one of them an old folio Shakespeare of the second edition (1632). Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Jack London And his facts made for them a Waterloo. When they attacked the working class, he always retorted, “The pot calling the kettle black; that is no answer to the charge that your own face is dirty. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope But I can remember portraits at Lovel Grange — everyone of them — and all of them were alike. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Stingaree and Howie — a white flash and a bay streak — swept past them as they stood confounded. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Oscar Wilde The girl he loved was Laura Merton, the daughter of a retired Colonel who had lost his temper and his digestion in India, and had never found either of them again. The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde [1887]

But it was quite clear to me that he had come in contact with Hooker, for details of my home-life were disclosed with as great an accuracy as if I had written them myself. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

And there are few of them who could calculate with any exactness the relation of beauty to its surroundings. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

M. R. James I picked both up, and laid them carefully on the window-ledge, after trying unsuccessfully to close them. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

James Joyce Polly, of course, flirted with the young men but Mrs. Mooney, who was a shrewd judge, knew that the young men were only passing the time away: none of them meant business. Dubliners by James Joyce

Masses of rock had become detached from above and had fallen, so that we had either to quarry through them or to circumvent them. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

The children hung upon their father, Papillon on one side, Cupid on the other, and it was in them rather than in her sister’s friend that Angela was interested. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Here it made itself all small and crouched among the grasses, waving the tips of them as a cat waves the tip of her tail before she springs. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

E. F. Benson Tuscans and Romans, who between them I believe — Lingua Toscano in Bocca Romana, you remember — know how to speak their own tongue, find Neapolitans totally unintelligible. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

No one of them any longer has any material interest in getting the better of any other. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

You cannot meet them in the store as I can. Prester John by John Buchan

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Some of them were, I dare say, worthy of that agile witch, “Cuttie Sark,” as she stood baffled on the “key-stane” of the bridge, with Meggie’s severed tail in her grip. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

E. Nesbi Some of them had run a little, because of Phyllis having put the Brunswick black on too eagerly, but the words were quite easy to read. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

G. K. Chesterton No one of them had even thought of climbing it. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson The vague terror of public opinion weighed generally on them all; but there were private and particular horrors on the minds of individuals. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Or were they truly so? It is possible that they were, for each of them was a single voice giving out its little carol, and therefore more intimate in its message than the massed choirs of to-day. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Arthur Conan Doyle We will suppose that all this happened very rapidly, and that the train was still going at so slow a pace that it was not difficult for them to leave it. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

We rolled up our coats and put them against the hot-water pipe, and made ourselves as comfortable as we could. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Nikolai Gogol It is as difficult to put a name to them as to remember the multitude of insects which breed in stale vinegar. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

G. K. Chesterton Like most dogs, he liked to be with human beings when they were silent, and he extended a magnificent toleration to them as long as they were talking to each other. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He came towards them with outstretched hands. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins When she described my unknown neighbors, from one end of the county to the other, she took it for granted that I must be interested in them on account of their titles and their fortunes. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

He looked at her with no friendliness in his eyes, but with that angry sparkle which had grown almost habitual to them of late, since the world had gone ill with him. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Francis Bacon Meanwhile it would not be out of place to observe that the motions of bodies when quite shut up have in them something of violence. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

I should like to see you pleased; but for myself—really—I think I should find them rather in the way. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Willa Cather We used to catch them and put them up in the corral, and they developed great cunning. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Even with the blanket around them it was cold. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Mrs. Ratcliffe had cancelled hers at the last minute, but they had had no further word from Mr. Sorrell. Could he see the plan of the cabins? Certainly, the clerk said, and brought them out. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

E. Phillips Oppenheim With a final effort he turned his head at the sound of footsteps, and saw them come—his wife and this shrunken little old man. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

A few minutes passed, and he could hear them again upon the stairs, and after that in the passage outside, and then one of them came in at the door, and the other gave a jump past it and came in too. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Great tears gushed from his eyes, and sinking down into a chair, he murmured: “Let them come; I am ready for them. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

There was not a woman among them to outshine Mr. Topsparkle’s wife. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

How should I? — I who love you — I who have loved you for — for years and years!” He had pulled my wet hands away from my face and was covering them with kisses. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

But he gave to them no new sanction, except what arises from showing that they would account for the appearances, as they present themselves to our experience at this day. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

Then they pierced either thick side through by the rib, and hung them each by the hocks of the haunches — each man for his fee, as it befell him to have it. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Henry James I never knew anything about them and I never wanted to know! Now I know too much, too much!” the poor woman lamented and groaned. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

He went with them presently to his mother’s garret, where Antonia sat by the woman’s bed for half an hour, while Stobart read or talked to her. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Charles Kingsley More and more the noblest-minded of them are engrossed by the mystery of that unknown and truly miraculous element in Nature, which is always escaping them, though they cannot escape it. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

H.P. Lovecraft They tell, too, of the hideous roar which at the same time came from some disordered water-pipe or gas main underground — but again I could correct them if I dared. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Jack London In short, the things he did were done because it was easier to do them than not to do them. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

They were no high and haughty race of soldiers and scholars, churchmen and lawyers, or the tracing of them would have been a much easier matter. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The public can get public experience, but they wish the scholar to replace to them those private, sincere, divine experiences, of which they have been defrauded by dwelling in the street. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

None of them had taken it with the dignity and coolness of this stern old Westerner. Nettlewick felt that he owed it to him at least to listen if he wished to talk. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

You cannot meddle with a mob of lambing ewes without doing them mischief. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Do I look fit to enter among the dancers? I see a whole group of them coming for me. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London They got out of the way, gave trail to the grown dogs, and gave up meat to them under compulsion. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ve been blessed with a good wife and a good son, and maybe I relish them the more for having been cut off from them so long. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They were only about a hundred yards from the entrance to the harbour but they seemed to be taking an unusual course which laid them broadside to the heavy seas. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Sinclair Lewis And neither of them found anything to say, and suddenly she had snatched out of the attic drawer a never-used thermos bottle and their moment was gone. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

H. Rider Haggard The reason for their presence was obvious — coming with them it would have been sacrilege to attempt to detain her. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James As my own followed them I saw it looked promising, looked pregnant, as if it gently throbbed with the life the reader had given it. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Andrew Lang One of them replied, “It is a dog. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

I knew that they had been swarming in me all my life and craving some outlet from me, but I would not let them, would not let them, purposely would not let them come out. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Anthony Trollope Make them drunk, so that they shall not know what they are doing. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

After this I fell into conversation with them myself, and ascertained that there was a vessel going to leave Liverpool in three days, by which vessel one of the men was going out. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Charles Dickens Forty extra porters sent down for this present blessed Race-Week, and all of them making up their betting-books in the lamp-room or somewhere else, and none of them to come and touch the luggage. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Their fathers and grandsires tell them how, within a few years past, the forest stood here, with but a lonely track beneath its tangled shade. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Thomas Paine Place them then to their proper cause, and take the reproach of them to your own side. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

In truth he had had several delightful friendships with women who would have been pleased to marry him if he had asked them — but he had not asked them. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Some of them are not changes at all: all of them are merely the changes that money makes. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

Arthur Conan Doyle Order them to put a horseshoe in the fire and make it red-hot. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Perhaps they took a horrible pride in the enormity of their wickedness; in this “Divinity of Hell,” which made them greatest among sinful creatures. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

We have called to them in every part of the house. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Let them leave this country; let them leave all who know them — all whose peace their wickedness has endangered; let them go away — they shall not be pursued. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

If, along with the notion of the standard, they could also claim its exclusive warrant for their own fulminations now, it would be important to them indeed. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Anatole France But of what are they thinking? Most of them live in stupidity and actually those who are capable of reflection occupy their minds with silly things like controversies and poetry. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Arthur Conan Doyle I pushed him off, but we were glad when we had got clear of them and safe out of the park. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Among them may be mentioned Annie Laurie, Douglas, and Durrisdeer. She also composed the music for them. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Kate Chopin Between the stream and the hut lay a big abandoned field, where cattle were pastured when the bayou supplied them with water enough. Short stories by Kate Chopin

G. K. Chesterton Neither of them spoke, and there was no sound in the living stillness except the scratching of Wayne’s pencil and the squealing of an aimless-looking cat. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Guy de Maupassan A ring caused them to start; they separated. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells Cylinder followed cylinder on its interplanetary flight; every twenty-four hours brought them reinforcement. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Walter Scott Mr. Redgauntlet, however, did not, or would not, see any such marks of depression of spirit amongst his coadjutors, but met them with cheerful countenance, and a warm greeting of welcome. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

G. K. Chesterton This other big man shouted a sort of speech to the mob as he was shoving them back. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Thomas Hardy You will then have far better grounds for interfering between Mr. and Mrs. Manston than if you went to them with a mere hearsay story. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Forgive me; I feared from your tone one of them — Duncan perhaps . The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Miles Franklin Some of them told me they would come to see me, but not Mrs M’Swat, as she always allowed the children to be as rude to them as they pleased. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Wilkie Collins I insisted on his seeing them all — at the advanced age of seventy-five years! The sedative result followed, exactly as I had anticipated. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

I’m sure I took it to mean one of them fly-away girls that would like to be running after our young officers continual. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

George Gissing Marcella and he practically encouraged each other in a life of isolation, though to both of them such an existence was anything but congenial. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Grant pushed him gently down to a sitting position on the bed, took a pair of pajamas from the drawer, and handed them over. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Virginia Woolf Thus, since we have very little power over those who earn their livings by reading and writing, we must go to them humbly without bribes or penalties. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

In other cases, where he bestowed more friendship and confidence than the object of them especially deserved, he no doubt sought the simple pleasure of accepting what circumstances offered him. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Both of them had dropped their voices to a low key, not to disturb the letter-writer. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Francis Bacon For he may exercise them by his friend. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

The personality and the position, too — the wonderful combination of them — that, perhaps, was what was finally fascinating in the case. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Andrew Lang The cherry-trees were bare, for it was the season when small pots of them were sold to rich people, who kept them in hot places, so that they might blossom early and decorate their rooms. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Kate Chopin It all came of those two vile wretches thinking Jack Dawson out of town when he wasn’t; for he was right there following them around in their perambulations. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Bronislaw Malinowski But even when there are several families living together, the camp rules keep them apart from each other in nearly every function of daily life. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

William Morris For every man ought to have pity of women, more especially of them that be sick of childing. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Anthony Trollope One place was the same to them as another, and it was necessary that they should at any rate exist until the term had expired for which they had let their house. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Matthew stood looking down at them both for a moment, himself ignored. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Hold them up—quick!” He obeyed, shivering, a conscience-stricken coward. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Mary Webb He had taken what he wanted of them in a kind of animal semi-consciousness that amounted to a stark innocence. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

In innocuous futility one could scarcely excel the other; and between them they raised my spirits to the zenith. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Miles Franklin I stamped and addressed these missives, and put them by till a chance of posting should arise. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Elizabeth Gaskell Then the Austrians poured forth in bright flaming array, calm and smiling, as they marched to the posts assigned, as if the fierce mob were no more to them than the swarms of buzzing summer flies. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Henry James I can honestly say that I was quite aware of them from the first — I discovered them sooner than he discovered mine. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Years hence we shall recount to them our fears, then passed away with their occasion. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Arthur Machen I enquired of them for an English ship, they answered there was none. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Anna Katherine Green Instead of standing where a full view of these cases could be had, they had withdrawn so far behind them that they presented the appearance of persons in hiding. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

William Makepeace Thackeray Guard them with your life, watch over them with your honor, defend them with the matchless power of your indomitable arm. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Ford Madox Ford The lady was episcopally-minded but experienced in the vicissitudes of suburban children: very astonishing some of them unless you took them very much in the lump. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The antidote has invariably brought them back to life—where we have administered it. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

John Galsworthy Women then were defended up to the nines, but you knew just as much about them as you do now — and that’s precious little. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle When I closed the door behind them a load seemed to be lifted from my mind. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

John Galsworthy D’you want Lawrence? It’s Voltaire now and Dean Swift. So unnecessary — they’ve been awfully done; but he likes doin’ them because they bite. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Alas, those joy-bells! She had imagined them ringing for her own wedding; she had heard their sweet music in her dreams. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Olaf Stapledon Good conditions, good wages, a profit-sharing scheme, and generous care in sickness afforded them all that they could reasonably demand. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne Husbands and wives, the jolly barber knew them well, and he knew they would give him a better reception. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

One of them would have bestowed on me a living, if I had gone into the Church; another, a commission if I had joined his regiment. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Arthur Conan Doyle A good few have taken it, but we were, unfortunately, never able to get an opinion from them afterward. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

A. E. W. Mason The Khalifa remarked to them that they were both to be employed upon the manufacture of gunpowder, with which the armies of the Turks were shortly to be overwhelmed. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Walter Scott The Fairies of Shakespeare, Drayton, and Mennis, therefore, at first exquisite fancy portraits, may be considered as having finally operated a change in the original which gave them birth. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Rudyard Kipling Hugh and I— it was no work for hot heads or heavy hands — lay with our beaters on the skirts of Dallington to watch both them and the deer. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

The shades were both down — one of them over an open window. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

John Stuart Mill Toleration was the great corner-stone of the religious liberties of this country; but do not let them abuse that precious word toleration. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Guy de Maupassan His grandfather and mother took him back to “The Poplars” and not a word was exchanged between them during the whole journey. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Florence Dixie I resolved to make a collection of their skins, and carry them back to England to be made up into rugs and other useful articles. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

There were ten Beluches fit for service, and for each of them a gora was bought at the depôt, at a valuation of ten dollars each, or a hundred the lot. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

He made a murderous attack upon them with an automatic pistol and it was by a miracle only that one of them escaped death. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

On the sailors’ hat bands were Avrora and Zaria Svobody,— the names of the leading Bolshevik cruisers of the Baltic Fleet. One of them said, “Cronstadt is coming!” . Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

From time to time mix them with a fork and spoon to let the wine permeate. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Thomas Hardy The houses along the road became fewer, and presently open ground appeared between them on either side, the track on the right hand rising to a higher level till it merged in a knoll. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Theodore Dreiser She could see them moving about now and then upon the upper floors. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

If you are willing to undertake the trust which I confide to you to-day, you may have need to refer to them after my death. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George Meredith This fresh sentimental emotion, which led them to glorify their mother’s image in their hearts, heightened and gave an acid edge to their distaste for the think they saw. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

William Makepeace Thackeray Let them both come on, then!” And opening a grating of the box, he jumped lightly down into the circus. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch One of them blew a clumsy kiss to Margery. “Do you mean the child’s game?” I asked, wondering whatever he could be driving at. Margery of Lawhibbet by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

It won’t be pleasant for them to remember it in after-life, and it won’t be pleasant for their children to remember it. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence They left Europe behind, but they took as much of it along with them as possible. Things by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Some of them were resigned — some of them cared like the devil, but they’d talked it over, argued it with lawyers and couldn’t see any possible loophole. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arthur Conan Doyle His brows were tied into a knot, and he cast such a glance at my poor Bart from under them that one by one the cards came fluttering down from his nerveless fingers. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

G. K. Chesterton Two of them went over, bleeding on the stones, thank God; and I laughed and found myself sprawling in the gutter again, and got up again, and struck again, and broke my halberd to pieces. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Ralph Waldo Emerson The sea shall disjoin the people from others, and knit them to a fierce nationality. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

D. H. Lawrence She let them be kindly and disdainful, she let them feel they had no need to draw their steel in readiness. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim In front of them was a shop with plate glass windows, filled with dummies in boy’s clothing, and all the other paraphernalia of a ready-made tailoring establishment. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

If you study them closely you will observe that they are pneumatic. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

The old New England ideal characterises them all, up to a certain point, socially; it puts a decent outside on most of ’em; it makes ’em keep Sunday, and drink on the sly. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Three of them promptly alighted, and the one who had been driving hitched the team to the only remaining post of what had been a fence. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

It can REINTRODUCE people, having deprived them of their mutual illusion under which they married. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

From them the man’s antecedents might be learned; and possibly some glimmer of light could be obtained as to his adventures and whereabouts after the murder. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Let them but dream that he knew them, and Vanheimert gave himself as short a shrift as he would have granted in their place. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Rudyard Kipling He laid hold of them mechanically as he spoke, drawing the painted hide, cloak-fashion, about him. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Henry James He SHOWED them — that was the point; he was moved, as he passed, by some impulse that was either a signal for sympathy or, more possibly, a challenge to an opposed sorrow. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

Jules Verne Suddenly, shouts and whistlings were heard by our aeronauts, and, leaning over the edge of the car, they saw on the open plain below them an exciting spectacle. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

D. H. Lawrence It was obvious in them too that love had gone through them: that is, the physical experience. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

He opened his lips as if to argue further, but shut them again without saying anything. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

D. H. Lawrence The waiters, being men with the same feelings as our two, would give them anything. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle Where they were put they would stick, and they could shoot right well, but they didn’t seem to have it in them to make a rush, and that was where we had them. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

Benjamin Disraeli Amusement is their moment of great emotion, and for them amusement is rare; for amusement is the result of equal companionship. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

G. K. Chesterton But I mean that the distinctions I make here were all there; I was not conscious of them but I contained them. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Meredith I might love them well but for loving more the wild ones. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

John Galsworthy Will you let them know downstairs?” “Yes, Mr. Mont. Oh! didn’t — wasn’t that Miss Manuelli the model for the wrapper on Mr. Storbert’s novel?” “She was, Miss Perren; alone I found her. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle Many of them have been undertaken with impunity. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

He had seen many lands, and, like Hafiz, could say: “Plunder I bore from far and near, From every harvest gleaned an ear;” and blighted ears some of them were. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

E. Phillips Oppenheim One of them might hop across Europe with us, or perhaps I had better say—with you. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Rudyard Kipling They were now bound by my men-at-arms, and behind them stood some fifty stark and sullen churls of the House and the Manor, waiting to see what should fall. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I could not help asking myself what would have happened to them before the German army crossed the Channel—if they were not able to prevent the crossing. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jacques Futrelle There are no plans for it in existence, and even if there were he would no more sell them than you would have accepted a fortune at the hands of Prince d’Abruzzi to remain silent. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Guy de Maupassan I am satisfied to have kept them until we met again. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Still, we’ll not say anything about them for a while. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

She might easily spend a week with them alone, without me. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

When Annette first saw Janey and Roger she felt that she had known them all her life, that they had long been part of her existence. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

D. H. Lawrence She had taken his jacket and hat from the dressing-room at the back, and carried them under her rain-coat, which she had on her arm. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

It was not from among them that her high and mighty were chosen; the rays which emanated from that bright sun of honour, the British throne, reached them but feebly. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

I have lived near by them and in them, time after time, and have gathered thus many a crumb of faery lore. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson A few days ago this intervention would have been a deportable offence; not now, I bet; I would like them to try. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

He carried a pair of lighted candles to the piano, and arranged them conveniently for the pretty musician. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

William Morris But some people like their looks better than ours; they say they have more character in them — that’s the word. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Their faces are yellow as parchment, and Time has written them so full of wrinkles that there is not room for another line. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Anthony Trollope Drug them and make them senseless; or, better still, come down upon them with absolute power, and carry them away to instant death. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Valentine and Diana had between them contrived to mould Mrs. Sheldon to their will; and it was at her request that Charlotte had consented to so strange a step. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle The idea that a French officer might be riding with them was too absurd to enter their minds. The Crime of the Brigadier by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins Judges of physiognomy among them were horrified at the criminal atrocity betrayed in every face that they noticed. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Henry James She had a large collection of ear-rings, and wore them in alternation; and they seemed to give a point to her Oriental or exotic aspect. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

George Gissing The shopman put them aside, to be made into a parcel and sent away. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Jack London Up to date he has sent out of the country 13,340 boys, most of them to Canada, and not one in fifty has failed. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Henry James A salesman was in the act of holding up a bracelet before them on its velvet cushion and flashing it about in a winsome manner. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Willa Cather And they were all old neighbours in the graveyard, most of them friends; there was nothing to feel awkward or embarrassed about. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Henry James Among them I recognized, by its shape and size, the paper of which I had intended to possess myself. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]