Phrases with "then"

And then she had sunk back in her chair with drooped lids. Serapion by Francis Stevens

D. H. Lawrence And then you come down, piñon, not very tall, and cedro, cedar, smell good in the fire. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

William Hope Hodgson I heard the Mate start to curse; then there came a growl, and he shut up. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

I cannot pretend to describe what I then felt. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H.P. Lovecraft The youth’s febrile mind, apparently, was dwelling on strange things; and the doctor shuddered now and then as he spoke of them. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Claia. Nay then thou hast inough to doe,250 We pity thy enduring, For they are there infected soe, That they are past thy curing. Muses Elizium by Michael Drayton [1630]

Jacques Futrelle Mr. Czenki glanced at them once uneasily, then resumed his fixed stare out of the window. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Gertrude Stein Cut the whole space into twenty-four spaces and then and then is there a yellow color, there is but it is smelled, it is then put where it is and nothing stolen. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

H. G. Wells It began with him as a dream; then it became a wilful imagination which he would conjure up at will. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells And once it paid, then forthwith a dozen rivals would be in the field, all of them, of course, also paying highly for critical matter and competing for critics of standing. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Lord Lodore’s singular will reduced Ethel’s property to almost nothing: should he then ally her to his scanty means and broken fortune? His resolution was made. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Guy de Maupassan After a while they will dance, then they will retire, and the young girls will be satisfied. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Thence, to the steep Tarpeian rock he leads; Now roof’d with gold, then thatch’d with homely reeds. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Rudyard Kipling He was blinded for the moment, then spun round and found himself face to face with — Maisie. There was no mistaking. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Olaf Stapledon It then became a struggle between those many in whom the archaic disposition was victorious, and those few in whom it was defeated. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anatole France She did not know: she had permitted herself to be married by her father, who, then a widower, embarrassed by the care of a girl, had wished to do things quickly and well. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

The Duke hesitated a moment, then he said politely, “I don’t want to seem rude, sir, but you see that since, quite by chance, it has come into my charge, I must preserve it for . War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Thomas Hardy Venn, thoroughly weary, then shut his door and flung himself down to sleep. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence There was vividness then in all this lucid night, things flashing and quivering with being, almost as the soul quivers in the darkness of the eye. The Overtone by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

G. K. Chesterton And then people come and tell me that I ought to do things and I do them and it’s all drivel. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arthur Morrison The man looked up and down the room vacantly once or twice and then began to turn the papers over. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

I arrived, then and there, at a resolution. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Jacques Futrelle Detective Mallory started to say something, then thought better of it and glared at Cunningham instead. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Wilkie Collins The wedding-day was not then actually fixed. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Edith Wharton She looked up and saw a light in his window; then she crossed the street and entered the house. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

And then he set off like a wildfire across the muir toward the turnpike road. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

Henry James Nothing could be quiet, I saw, till the going to bed was over, and I felt it coming off then from one minute to the other. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

His master had a great fondness for a pretty face, no matter in what walk it was to be found, and if its owner could be tempted sufficiently then the face was bought. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Arthur Machen And then a row of musty villas had pushed out in shops to the pavement, and the things in faded black buzzed and stirred about the limp cabbages, and the red lumps of meat. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

George Gissing If a man really suspects his wife, he must leave her, that’s all; then let her justify herself if she can. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Arthur Machen And then he told her how the race had dwindled in prosperity, century by century, till at last there was nothing left but the grey house and a few acres of land bordering the river. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

H. G. Wells He made indifferent conversation in the most formal way, then abruptly he came to business. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Charles Dickens Well! Having formed that resolution, then come the question of a name. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Henry James That touch creates us — then we begin to be — thereby we are beings of reality and inheritors of eternity. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There will be even more cocktails, there will be vodka with the caviare, there will be powerful Rhine wines, champagne to follow and then old brandy. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

We then set to work and chafed her hands as briskly as possible, and in a few minutes were rewarded by seeing the mite open her eyes and look about her. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

There was a period of blackness and then the cell, or room, in which he now was had gradually materialized round him. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Changing rainbow tints waxed and waned on the surface, growing deeper and more gorgeous until the floating globe glowed scarlet, then suddenly burst into flame and vanished. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Anne Bronte I hardly ever leave him, except to go into the next room, where I sometimes snatch an hour or so of sleep when he is quiet; but even then the door is left ajar, that he may know me to be within call. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Robert Green Ingersoll Our fathers looked upon the then arrangement of things as the primal arrangement. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing I heard about him coming to you for money and then taking his hook because detectives was after him. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Mary Webb It was only at midsummer that the windows were coloured by dawn and sunset; then they had a sanguinary aspect, staring into the delicate skyey dramas like blind, bloodshot eyes. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Sinclair Lewis Pays pretty good but gets his money’s worth and then some. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford Why does one do things? I just drifted in and wanted Florence. First I had drifted in on Florence at a Browning tea, or something of the sort in Fourteenth Street, which was then still residential. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

He then returned to the drama and produced Agamemnon in 1738, and Edward and Eleanora in 1739. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Benjamin Disraeli Everything must be learnt, you know,’ she said, with a faint, sad smile; ‘and then it was so sudden! I do not think my mother knows it yet. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

What a difference between them! And then a dreadful thought began creeping up into her mind. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

And you will then see68 that A the northern point will turn to the south, as before; in like manner also the point D will move to the north, in the divided stone, as in the whole one. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Radclyffe Hall They fumbled and paused, then continued to fumble with the endless small fastenings so cunningly hidden. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Henry James Lady Barb then discovered that she had left the house at seven o’clock in the morning and had gone to meet Mr. Longstraw at a neighbouring corner. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Sinclair Lewis And then Chris attacked like a cobra. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

I knew little then of the tricks of that hunt, and the half of what I knew being false information. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

The two men then had some rough walking up and down hillsides and across deep gullies. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

But, as I said at the beginning, I did not then think it safe to describe the real motives of men’s actions. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Mrs Gummidge was engaged in a matronly and sedate toilet, interrupting herself now and then to bestow a critical glance upon the parrot. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

I shall be told that woman would then lose many of her peculiar graces, and the opinion of a well known poet might be quoted to refute my unqualified assertion. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Willa Cather He strapped his bag and picked up his hat, then hesitated and smiled. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Edgar Allan Poe I then smiled gaily, to find the deed so far done. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

T. E. Lawrence The Turks then opened fire on them with their artillery; and the Arabs, unused to this new arm, became terrified. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

William Makepeace Thackeray He then pulled off his hat, making his Lordship a low bow, and entered the carriage; the door of which was shut upon him by his confederate, who was to mount the box. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

What then had they met for? Harmer had said something about Customs. It had been his first greeting. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

In passing the railway-station, I made some remark about Miss Cattledon, who was coming by the train then on its way; but he did not appear to hear me. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Rudyard Kipling He then returned to Carthage and was put to death. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Charles Dickens The match flickers for a moment, and shows great mounds of dusty rags upon the ground; then dies away and leaves a denser darkness than before, if there can be degrees in such extremes. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Anthony Trollope If he did not—why then let Lady Ball have her own way. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She made a visible effort, the cunning flickered back into it, then both were gone, and in their stead was a cheerful reassuring smile that all but convinced me. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Olaf Stapledon Its orbit would contract, at first slowly, then rapidly. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Jacques Futrelle The Czar stared at them a moment in frank astonishment; patted himself all over in sudden trepidation; then laughed sheepishly. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Andrew Lang It then removed to the room overhead, where it knocked my father’s knock on the ground, as if it would beat the house down. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

We then had a better look round than we had had the night before. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Such then were the two representatives of Scotland Yard who proceeded to interview the Chief Constable of Norfolk at the appointed hour of one o’clock that afternoon. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Anthony Trollope And then as to that danger of which Ada had spoken, Edith knew that such perils must be overlooked altogether among the incidents of life. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Rudyard Kipling His near-fore is altogether gone, but as a pensioner he condescends to go in harness, and is then said to be a ‘handful. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edgar Rice Burroughs For a moment his muscles stiffened and relaxed convulsively, then he lay still. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

She then backed it the necessary yards, and stopped again. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She turned pale, then she flushed; she cast a strange glance at her husband, who was regarding both women with a sort of stolid keenness. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

Henry James Nothing was said, that is, till the night before they sailed; then a few words passed between them. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Samuel Johnson He passed through Westminster school under the care of Dr. Freind, and was then called home to be instructed in his father’s profession. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Thomas Hardy Stephen Smith then asked a question, adopting a certain recklessness of manner and tone to hide, if possible, the fact that the subject was a much greater one to him than his friend had ever supposed. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

The old detective rubbed his chin, glanced again at the paper-cutter, then at the girl in the window, and lastly at the mother, who had lifted her head again and was facing him bravely. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Olaf Stapledon I took a final dip and a final walk, then staggered to my bed and lay down in the twilight. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

And then he lost consciousness. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Augustine Birrell He then read a very long speech in English, which his interpreter turned into Russian. The same oration was rendered into Latin by Marvell, and presented. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Up from the Rand and the Cape straggled odd customers whom the police had to keep an eye on, and England now and then sent us some high-coloured gentry. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

If a bullet might at any moment come from a covert — that was the crude way I envisaged the risk — then good-bye to the charm of my summer meadows. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Gaston Leroux For a moment, he seemed to hesitate and looked at Raoul; then he turned his eyes upward, toward the second cellar, which sent down the faint glimmer of a lantern, through a cranny between two boards. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Olaf Stapledon Each of us, or rather both of us together, “woke up” now and then to be this superior spirit. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang They never sleep, night or day, but every now and then a hermit comes to visit them, and from him they learn certain things it is needful for them to know. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins But for my interest in Naomi, and my other interest in the little love-looks which I now and then surprised passing between her and Ambrose, I should never have sat through that supper. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Joseph Furphy Soon we became aware of two teams coming to meet us; then three horsemen behind, emerging from the pine-ridge we had left. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

D. H. Lawrence When you are REALLY worked up to the true pitch, and you come at last into range, you don’t then aim as you do when you are firing at a bottle. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Only then we should all be on the square together. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The servant who had been married and scolded that morning was a groom, aged twenty, and he had met his little wife, she being then seventeen, in the place he was in before he came to us. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

I then myself hide in the bananas. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Edith Wharton When he came in he went straight to the kitchen and shouted to the old woman: “Ready for dinner —— ” then he turned into the dining-room, where Charity was already seated. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Andrew Lang And then peals of mocking laughter rang through the air, and they guessed that this was another of the Fairy Carabosse’s unpleasant jokes. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson It’s unjust that James should hang if I can save him; and it would be ridiculous in me to have talked so much and then do nothing. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Through this my tribulation the absolute triumph then is won. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

As I said, our sheep were got across the first two streams without much difficulty; then they became completely silly. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

H. G. Wells My mind had flashed very rapidly from the realization of its significance to the thought that if one could be sure of that, then indeed one could pitch oneself high. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald If I’m one of those women who wreck their lives for nothing, then I’ll do it now. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

We then descended into the Wady Sidrah, whose left bank is formed by the Safrá Zibá—“the Yellow (hill) of Zibá. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell And then rousing herself, she said, ‘He is a tall, broad-shouldered man, about — how old, papa?’ ‘I should guess about thirty. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Guy de Maupassant The water splashed high, foamed, eddied, then grew calm; tiny waves lapped the shore. Two Friends (A Fishing Excursion) (Deux Amis) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Henry James He examined the date of the American sheet and then put it down. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Charles Dickens The old man then shook hands with his tempters, and withdrew. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Virginie, then twenty-nine years old, had become a superb woman of strapping proportions, her face, however, looking rather long between her two plaits of jet black hair. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

He had caught a shipwrecked seaman, who had been brought on board at daylight, and was then at breakfast in the cabin. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

H. G. Wells He stood listening for a space, then set about packing methodically. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Dice looked back again to Sam Gover, and immediately then took his pipe out of his mouth. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

H. G. Wells And then held on, like a child in a tantrum. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Walter Scott They then proceeded to dig a grave not far from the seaside, upon a piece of land which formed the boundary betwixt two proprietors. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

H. G. Wells These rouleaux were then put neatly in cigar boxes and distributed between a travelling trunk, a Gladstone bag, and a hatbox. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Andrew Lang He bounded high into the air with delight and uttered cries of pleasure; then he drew near and undid the bolts. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf If with your pen in your hand and the dates facing you, January 16th, 1766, you see none of all this, then the fault is yours. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Edgar Rice Burroughs And then Tarzan of the Apes did just what his first ancestor would have done. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Anna Katherine Green For an instant we stood stupefied, then Carrie Benson’s voice rose in one long, thrilling cry, and with a bound she rushed toward the door. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Theodore Dreiser She explained briefly, then she heard her mother come to the door. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Ivan Turgenev From that day he began to visit Ivan Semyonitch, at first at long intervals, then more and more frequently. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Guy de Maupassant He thought the thing over for about six months; then one morning he walked across to the shore. Legend of Mont St. Michel (La Légende du Mont-Saint-Michel) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle He balanced the watch in his hand, gazed hard at the dial, opened the back, and examined the works, first with his naked eyes and then with a powerful convex lens. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Eliot She crept from behind her tub into the twilight of the long attic, but just then she heard a quick foot-step on the stairs. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

H. Rider Haggard And then came news that Sorais was proposing to break up her camp and march on the Frowning City itself, desolating the country as she came. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle She then went down to the bridge where she had contrived this exceedingly ingenious method for getting rid of her weapon. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Karnegie raised her a little, examined her closely — then suddenly changed color, and sent her daughter out of the room with directions to dispatch a messenger instantly for medical help. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Thereupon Lord Brougham, then Lord Chancellor, presented him to the living of Kirkby Underdale. Between 1835 and 1847 he wrote his great History of Greece, which has a place among historical classics. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

G. K. Chesterton And then I did a bunk before the bobby could get a move on; and came away on the cab, which runs faster than a bobby does anyhow. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

We slept far into the night, then awoke benumbed with cold; then took to the oars till we were weary; then fell asleep again, to be again awakened by the cold and again to pull at the oars. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Meredith He took up a book, and presently a pencil from his pocket, then talked of the book to Cecilia’s cousin; and leaving a paper-cutter between the leaves, he looked at Cecilia and laid the book down. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Edith Wharton I’ll walk with you to the foot of the hill; then I must come back and write some letters. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Ford Madox Ford And then the other lover came along. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Sinclair Lewis Are you still my brother? I was a good cook at the almshouse, wasn’t I!” Had he been suave then and witty, she would not have been greatly interested. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

You see? First the blind, then the deaf and the dumb, then the halt and the lame — and so on. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same talethen the lie passed into history and became truth. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

And then Mrs. Raydon allowed some of the horror and bitterness with which she was filled to show itself in her pale, austere face. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Then it was that clergymen became the exalted beings in our eyes that they now are – then it was that children began to love and respect them. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

It then disappeared through a cleft in the cliffs on the opposite side. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Abraham Merri For the first time she seemed to recognize our presence, stared at us a moment, then through us, and turned to O’Keefe. “Go, now!” she said. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

E. F. Benson Hold these brushes, will you?’ ‘And then we’ll walk back home together, shall we? A cup of tea with me, dear?’ asked Mapp, anxious to conciliate and to know more. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli Nature then gave me the hint, which I have ever since acted on, and I hold that the sum of all learning consists in milking another man’s cow. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

In 1765 he became private secretary to the Marquis of Rockingham, the Whig statesman, then Prime Minister, who became his fast friend until his death. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

John Galsworthy Swithin then said to Francie with dignity: “It’s a fine day — er — for the time of year. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

The point only pierced the vest, wiping off a little blood in its passage, then the weapon fell from his hand and struck the floor, as you will see by the fresh dent in the old board I am standing on. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Sigmund Freud Let us then suppose that a miracle-worker comes along and promises him to make his crooked leg straight and capable of walking. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

George Gissing Mr Gale was distinguished by a blunter mode of speech; he discoursed with open-air vigour, making use now and then of a racy colloquialism which the other would hardly have permitted himself. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And then I wanted some day to take your children on my knee and hear them call the crabbed old monk Uncle Kieth.” He seemed to be laughing now as he talked. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Andrew Lang If he takes the larger bit, then part from him, for he is no true friend to you. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson Catriona, do you see this napkin at my throat! You cut a corner from it once and then cast it from you. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

George MacDonald They then made me sit down, and fed me with delicious little fruits; after which the smaller of them began to play with me in the wildest fashion, so that it was impossible for me to resume my work. Lilith by George MacDonald

Elizabeth Barrett Browning I seem to float, we seem to float Down Arno’s stream in festive guise; A boat strikes flame into our boat, And up that lady seems to rise As then she rose. Last Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1862]

Thomas Carlyle You take any man, as yet a vague capability of a man, who could be any kind of craftsman; and make him into a smith, a carpenter, a mason: he is then and thenceforth that and nothing else. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Lucy Maud Montgomery Nobody made any friendly advances, then or later on when the opening exercises were over and Anne found herself in Miss Rogerson’s class. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Virginia Woolf I do this, do that, and again do this and then that. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Anthony Trollope And then they took liberties, eat bad fruit — things they could not digest. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Herbert, as its light shone upon the footman, looked with an eager eye, then put his finger upon his own lips, and held his other hand forcibly before Favoretta’s mouth, for now he was certain. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Robert Louis Stevenson And then the portraits are both signed and countersigned. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassan This good man astonished me at first, then caused me the intensest interest. Minuet by Guy de Maupassan

Edward Bellamy The packages are then delivered by larger tubes to the city districts, and thence distributed to the houses. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Henry James And then she returned to her idea of a moment before. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had come home and then had almost at once started off again. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Henry James Miss Mavis then has given him half of her dinner. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Henry James Littlemore looked at her, then started and held out his hand. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

She was a guilty woman, then — a guilty creature, whom it would be his painful duty to cast out of that pure household. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Jane Austen He then saw Mr. Crawford, and received his account. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

He was charged with treating with insulting levity the most serious questions, and was then blamed for his affectation of gravity. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James He remained a moment, looking on the ground; then he said, “Princess, you have no idea – how should you have? – into the midst of what abject, pitiful preoccupations you thrust yourself. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

The few who are of proletarian origin are of the kind that is declassed early in life, first by means of scholarships and then by the bleaching-tub of London ‘culture’. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Arnold Bennett He then walked along the Embankment to Westminster and that was the last I saw of him. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

H. G. Wells We live and then we die, and the threads run, dispersing this way and that. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Guy de Maupassant And then he asked me to go with him to the river one evening, so that we might talk without disturbing any one. Rosalie Prudent by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Wilkie Collins Not till the last article of furniture had been moved in, did I lose sight of her; and even then she had not really left the house. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Gaston Leroux You surely don’t expect it to move of itself, by enchantment! If you watch, you will see the mirror first rise an inch or two and then shift an inch or two from left to right. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

The sad survivor cannot see The grave above his darling close; Nor how, despairing and alone, He then must wear his life away; And linger, feebly toiling on, And fainting, sink into decay. Selections from Poems by Acton Bell by Anne Brontë [1846]

At life’s origin, any present perception may have been ‘true’ -if such a word could then be applicable. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

George Gissing Mr. Hood’s defect of imagination was illustrated in this matter; he had been somehow led, years ago, to pay a visit to Cleethorpes, and since then that one place represented for him the seaside. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Arthur Machen And then she saw standing before her bed three men in blood-coloured robes with shining faces. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Since then I have learned the true reason of it all, and I have been able to see that complex character in a new light. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Henry Kingsley The cockatoo finds an audience in them, for they sit listening to him, now and then catching a flea, or rubbing the backs of their heads with their fore-paws. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope Had he not been so, even he would hardly have done what he then did. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall Mrs. Ogden dried her eyes; then she poured out some coffee and drank it. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Guy de Maupassan An hour passed, then two, then three. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

Virginia Woolf The vanishing road and the window lit for a second and then dark. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Campion walked near her, stood a few feet away and Rosemary closed her eyes, pretending to be asleep; then she half-opened them and watched two dim, blurred pillars that were legs. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Orsilochus and she their courses ply: He seems to follow, and she seems to fly; But in a narrower ring she makes the race; And then he flies, and she pursues the chase. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Sir Walter Scott Major Melville then commanded the villagers to return to their homes, excepting two, who officiated as constables, and whom he directed to wait below. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

The place was then purified, and a large cross, made of stone and plaster, was erected on the spot. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Robert Louis Stevenson I had even then hoped that she would seek me; she had felt sure that she would find me. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

When this officer came, I heard him enter into a whispered conversation, which lasted a minute or two, then the man went away and Braithwaite returned to his chair. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Edgar Allan Poe They are then buried in the ground for four hours, then boiled again for a short time, after which they are dried, either by the fire or the sun. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Abraham Merri The red faded, then darkened into brown. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

And then there came over him a thrill of intense joy, for the voice which said in a tremulous tone, “Is that you, darling?” was Ivy Lexton’s voice. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli And then they inquired to what Mr. Bohun referred, and then he told them all that had been said. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Robert Green Ingersoll And when in spite of all these accidents that lie in wait between the plow and the reaper, they did succeed in raising a good crop and a high price was offered, then the roads would be impassable. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Rudyard Kipling Then he turned dark red; then he rocked to and fro; then he coughed and wheezed till the tears ran down his face. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Marjorie Bowen And then one day he found her with a lover, saving your presence, mistress, one of her own people, just a common man. Scoured Silk by Marjorie Bowen

Arthur Conan Doyle Yes, if he had only had a real trotting camel! And then like a flash came Mortimer’s words, “It is the kind of beast that the dervishes ride when they make their lightning raids. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

He had her then removed to a more commodious dwelling, and hovered about her, again and again to assure himself that she was safe. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

To do this, it hovered in front for a few seconds, then took small circles in front, then larger ones round the whole plant. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Jack London For a short three feet she was compelled to crouch, then the walls widened and rose higher in a little round chamber nearly six feet in diameter. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

John Galsworthy We must try and get you a commission as soon as we can; then you won’t have to rough it so. In Chancery by John Galsworthy