Phrases with "there"

Charles Dickens In the midst of this, Rachael returned; and with her party there was a surgeon, who brought some wine and medicines. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

H. G. Wells In experimental work there always are. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H. G. Wells She said she liked to have Sir Titus there particularly, for his hard, clear doubt was like walking on a level firm floor. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Arthur Morrison So beyond Hitchin there was no music. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Rudyard Kipling After a little time there was no need to beat any man for neglecting his earths. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

When I entered the drawing-room there was complete silence, that spoke for the strain upon their nerves. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

In the lake’s center she dug a hole, For there she had planned, in that dark pool, To hide her vile witch deed. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

As she did so I noted that she was still clad in her evening dress of grey, and that there was no more colour on cheek or lip than in the neutral tints of her gown. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

That the island had been one huge volcanic crater at one time in its history, there could be no doubt. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

William Makepeace Thackeray Is there no one to write a sonnet to these?—and yet a whole poem was written about Peter Bell the wagoner, a character by no means so poetic. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

George Meredith I may tell you: there is nothing I would not confide to you: he has let fall some dubious words in private. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Leslie Stephen In the happy days of Queen Anne, it is true, there had been a gleam of prosperity. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

William Cowper And ’tis but seemly, that, where all deserve And stand exposed by common peccancy To what no few have felt, there should be peace, And brethren in calamity should love. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Edmund Burke I am convinced that there are men of considerable parts among the popular leaders in the National Assembly. Some of them display eloquence in their speeches and their writings. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Jack London And when the middle of the day came, we went right on, for, as Lon explained, there was a camp of moose hunters at the forks of the Teelee, and we could make there by dark. Lost Face by Jack London

Elizabeth Von Arnim Out there on the plain there is silence, and where there is silence I have discovered there is peace. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

From there he could see a ten-acre field of cockleburs spotted with clumps of sunflowers and wild gum. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Willa Cather Because there were children, and fervour in the blood and brain, books were born as well as daughters. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

On either side, here and there rose rounded hills, topped with cromlechs and rocking-stones, and streaked with purple lights. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

George Gissing Once or twice the lady returned; then, on a day of very bad weather, there came in her place a much younger and decidedly more pleasing person, whom Will took to be Mrs. Cross’s daughter. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

George Gissing Then there sounded a knock at the door of his cell. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

What’s up now, William?” “You know that there lot of tools you chaps gived me?—she’s pawned ’em. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Olaf Stapledon All men were fighting: there were none to work. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

William Morris But comfort thyself, I pray thee, there is nought to fear in me. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

If there is a question of the vial’s authenticity as a Cellini it can’t be the vial itself that your mysterious collector is ready to pay ten thousand for. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Arnold Bennett Nevertheless, there was a part of Edwin that responded to Ingpen’s attitude. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

But there is no other word immediately available to cover a mode which disregards herd-thought, herd-behaviour and herd-attitudes. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Of the Subliminal, he would say, we can give no ultra-simple account: there are discreet regions in it, levels separated by critical points of transition, and no one formula holds true of them all. Memories and Studies by William James

William Makepeace Thackeray Alas, there always is such in camps! The sons of Albion had not forgotten the day when the children of Erin had been subject to their devastating sway. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

Jules Verne Then there were little kingfishers and starfish studding the soil. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Henry Handel Richardson I mean I’d ——” But here the flying words gave out; there came a stormy breath and a cry of: “Oh, Betty, Betty! . Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence In the morning there was a curious remote look about him. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

He found little difficulty in inducing Marston to amuse him there with a quiet game of piquet. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ford Madox Ford It had needed no arguing; if the proceeding had the approval of the heir-presumptive to Groby there was nothing more to be said against it. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Maria Edgeworth But there she’s curtsying, and nodding, and kissing hands to you, sir, see! — and can tell you, no doubt, all about herself. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

But though his face was turned up towards the sky, there was a contraction and a darkness upon it, not altogether heavenly. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins What little wind there was came in puffs off the land. Blow Up with the Brig! by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Her cue seemed to be to assume unconsciousness of there being anything unpleasant in the air. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

If there is anything in him which can be copied or burlesqued it is this ability of his to show men inwardly as well as outwardly; it is the only trait of his which I can put my hand on. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

F. Scott Fitzgerald I was going down-stairs to see if there were any more people, and this dog or something, he was coming up-stairs. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

William Hope Hodgson Then I turned again to have another look at the other ship; but, to my utter bewilderment, there was no sign of her — nothing but the calm ocean, spreading away to the distant horizon. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells Then suddenly at some point close at hand near the ravine an irregular crackle responded and there was a sound between a shout, a bark, and a scream as if someone had been hit. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Henry James But there was no embarrassment in lovely Linda; she looked up with a cry of pleasure from the book she was reading and held out her hand with engaging frankness. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson I will weary out your life with persecutions; I will drag you from court to court; if there is justice to be had in France, it shall be rendered between you and me. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Machen There’s one rank-looking thing down there covered with dull crimson blossoms, all bloated out and speckled like a toad. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

H.P. Lovecraft I did not wonder that the moods were disliked — there was certainly something unnatural in them, and I felt the sinister element all the more because of the wild ravings I had been hearing. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Ralph Waldo Emerson But there is a class who lead us into another region — the world of morals or of will. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Holding Caromel’s Farm in small respect now, the Squire yet chose to show himself neighbourly; and he rose up from his dinner to go there and inquire particulars. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

H. G. Wells If Fayle could not hope for a complete restoration of his sacred buildings, there was at any rate the belated wrath of God upon Ratzel to anticipate. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

H. G. Wells Is there any sort of company?” He paused meaningly. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Some said it hang’d i’ the bell-ropes, and never had the priest’s blessing; but anyhow, married or no, there was talk enough amang the folk, and out o’ doors she would na budge. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

No strong abiding principle was there to do battle with the enemy. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Then he stepped back into his pantry, and I rushed up on deck again to see whether there was any wind, any breath under the sky, any stir of the air, any sign of hope. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Wilkie Collins If you want change of air, every sort of air is to be found in the City. If you admire the beauties of Nature, there is Finsbury Square with the beauties of Nature carefully selected and arranged. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

But on the bridge there was a commotion. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Trollope Men cannot gamble in the hunting-field, and drinking there is more difficult than in almost any other scene of life. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

What is there worth enjoying in this world that we do not possess? We have all the conveniences of life, nay, all the luxuries that can be included among them. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Henry James Really to be there this time moreover was a vision that made the idea of writing something subtle about Neil Paraday only the more inspiring. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Henry Adams Swinburne tested him then and there by one of his favorite tests — Victor Hugo for to him the test of Victor Hugo was the surest and quickest of standards. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

George MacDonald Many were the beautiful that there lay very still — some of them mere children; but I did not see one infant. Lilith by George MacDonald

Rudyard Kipling Why wouldn’t I know?” If it came to a flogging on that hillside there might be a chance of reprisals. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Guy de Maupassan I finally decided to buy her a jewel, a beautiful little jewel, which I placed in its box on the mantelpiece, and left it there awaiting her arrival. The Unknown by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell May you ask my forgiveness with your dying breath, and may I be there to deny it you. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Maxim Gorky Perhaps, there is something a little ridiculous in this feeling, like the love of an old maid for a parrot, a pug-dog, or a tom-cat. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

Arthur Machen But there stood the brief paragraph: “Lord Argentine was found dead this morning by his valet under distressing circumstances. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Were there two Caesars we shouldn’t know which was meant. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Ask the parson there what he thinks. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Near a corner of this field there was a broad, low tree, and as they played they came near and nearer to it. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Robert Louis Stevenson Nor yet, if you are born original, is there anything in this training that shall clip the wings of your originality. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Before he could answer there came a heavy splash in the pool, and the fly disappeared. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Guy de Maupassan And there was nothing more to do, today, to-morrow, never. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

E. T. A. Hoffmann Antonio took him there and then to his studio. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Algernon Blackwood Block and pencil, as the reason of his presence there at all, no longer existed. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

H.P. Lovecraft Among those, however, who have examined and correlated all this evidence, there remain several who cling to less rational and commonplace theories. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Virginia Woolf And there the Elgin Marbles lie, all night long, old Jones’s lantern sometimes recalling Ulysses, or a horse’s head; or sometimes a flash of gold, or a mummy’s sunk yellow cheek. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell The fire had burnt down, but not very much; there was, however, not a great deal of light from it. Two Fragments of Ghost Stories by Elizabeth Gaskell

Rudyard Kipling In defence, it may be urged that there is moral, just as much as there is mine, choke-damp. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Down there dips the highway, toward the bridge crossing over The brook that runs on to the Thames and the sea. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

It had never occurred to him to suggest that there should be any correspondence. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Algernon Blackwood Unless there is life of a certain strength behind it, no body forms. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

D. H. Lawrence We broke our way along the shore, crushing the sharp-scented wild mint, whose odour checks the breath, and examining here and there among the marshy places ragged nests of water-fowl, now deserted. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Ralph Waldo Emerson Good churches are not built by bad men; at least, there must be probity and enthusiasm somewhere in the society. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Robert Louis Stevenson The Devonian was as willing as any paid hand, swarmed aloft among the first, pulled his natural weight and firmly upon a rope, and found work for himself when there was none to show him. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

If there were no witches, human testimony and human reason are alike destitute of value. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

The devil that descended to her is there in her eyes and skin and mouth that stoop even to beguile a peasant. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

D.H. Lawrence Helena’s heart was beating, as she imagined what a merry noise there would be should they wake all the fowls. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Oh, if there should be snow on her grave! To be beneath great piles of it all winter long, where even her headstone would be a light shadow against light shadows. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Albany is the state capital of New York, and has some very handsome public buildings; there are also some curious relics of the old Dutch inhabitants. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

The same with Whittaker till he meets Royer. That is the best we can do, and it’s hard to see how there can be any miscarriage. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

The place was deserted; in most of the windows there were not even lights. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

But Miss Warry was not there to answer. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope What’s the use of dawdling about up there in the broad moonlight, and the wind like this?” “That’s for me to judge. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He proved the doctors to be mistaken; and took the liberty of dying at a time when they all declared that there was every reasonable hope of his recovery. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

In all these works, while the style is stiff and crabbed, there is much original thought. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Miles Franklin I won’t send any love in this, or there would be a “bust up” in the post-office, because I’d be sure to overdo the thing, and I’d have all the officials on to me for damages. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Jack London There were the master’s two sisters, Beth and Mary. There was his wife, Alice, and then there were his children, Weedon and Maud, toddlers of four and six. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Gaston Leroux When you went out, was the door of the room locked? “A. No, there was no reason for locking it. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the first place, I must tell you that there are several points in the story of which I am myself ignorant. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Rudyard Kipling If there isn’t a war, and Torp finds out, I shall look foolish, that’s all. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Why, there was ‘undreds of thousands of them. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Guy de Maupassant He remained, there one night, when he had had too much to drink; so did her oldest son. The Christening (Le Baptême) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Robert Louis Stevenson If there was nothing for it but to get to bed immediately, let him say the word, and though it was not my habit, I should cheerfully obey. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jane Austen So there I have the whip hand of you. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It maddened him that he, too, was not there to join in it, to feast his eyes upon her, and listen to the matchless music of her voice. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Nikolai Gogol Now, it is well known why a father has visitors when there is a black-browed daughter about. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Guy de Maupassant What was she going to say, and what reply would she get? She looked at the numbers of the houses; there were still twenty-eight. The Umbrella (La Parapluie) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Robert Louis Stevenson Here and there a big boulder sat quiescent on a knoll, having paused there till the next rain in his long slide down the mountain. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Often I have gone as a stranger to a chop-house twice in a fortnight, and each time have ordered the same meal — say a chop, boiled potatoes, and a Guinness. Then there has been a gap of two months. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Andrew Lang First there came three Draken round about to eat him, and when these three had been worried by the dogs, there came three others who were worried in like manner. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens As they still continued so, and as there was a kind of substitute for conversation in the click and play of its pegs, Barbox Brothers took the opportunity of observing her. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

Anthony Trollope And there was heavy on him also the great misery of feeling that every thing might depend on own exertions, and that yet he did not know how or where to exert himself. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens We have never had an offender in this respect; but if we had, there is no doubt that he would be taken to task pretty severely. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

But there is more than one aspect to the charm of that exalted and dangerous figure. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Thomas Hardy But there was another side to the case; and whether the strange gentleman were a wild olive tree, or not, it was questionable if the acquaintance would lead to happiness. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

And there will be no more sorrow, I think,” she added timidly. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Can you call me without rising?” “Yes, there is an electric bell. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

H. G. Wells Afterwards there was to be another party for the others. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle If he’s been away in the barge I’d ha’ thought nothin’; for many a time a job has taken him as far as Gravesend, and then if there was much doin’ there he might ha’ stayed over. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Meredith What my Martin so much objected to was, the speaking of Gippsland at all when there was mention of our Lake scenery. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

The second Scipio next in line was seen, And he that seem’d the lure of Egypt’s queen; With many a mighty chief I there beheld, Whose valorous hand the battle’s storm repell’d. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

One glance from beneath my hurriedly uplifted shade was sufficient to assure me as to which of the gentlemen there assembled was the one I sought. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

The Princess will likely be there already and Sir Archibald and his men, but if they’re no’, tell Dougal they’re coming. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

H. G. Wells Had they heard aright? Mad? Raised eyebrows and grinning lips there were, but one or two faces remained intent upon his calm grey-fringed face. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

And there I suppose they must be lying still. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Edith Wharton She felt like a traveller on a giddy path between a cliff and a precipice: there was nothing for it now but to go on. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The old Recorder says that there was not a merchant of any enterprise who did not recover from his losses in three years. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

He managed to stumble out on the wharf and stand there stupidly quiescent. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Wilkie Collins By-the-by — talking of that — there is one point I’m like him in — at least, like what he was, when he was a young man. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They gave her a sort of innocent attention and the best smiles many of them had smiled for long; there were few tears in Clara, but people smiled misty-eyed at her. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

And there must have been water in the grave. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Then a thought came to him and he said frowningly, “But I say — there may be nasty trouble for us ahead. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

G. K. Chesterton Over all the exquisite ornament of Arabia and India there is the presence of something stiff and heartless, of something tortured and silent. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Ford Madox Ford Did not know there was a daughter, and am much obliged to you for pointing out my duty. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

H. G. Wells Will he be so good as to correlate what he has to say with A., B., C., and D.?” But there is no such background of an intelligently observant and critical world audience in evidence. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Robert Louis Stevenson Altogether, there is plenty to read on the subject. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

When I had a chance I begged him to try and leave while there was time; I offered to go back with him. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Oscar Wilde When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Later there came a new young woman to live in the cellar — not a dark person, but a person you could see and speak to. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Don Pedro winced at this desecration of the dead, but, as he had given his consent, there was nothing left to do but to grin and bear it. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

George Gissing For several minutes there had passed no word; but Tarrant’s face, no less than his companion’s, signalled discussion in suspense. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

D. H. Lawrence When George had had his share, there remained but a drop in the decanter. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

In the midst of the uproar, there suddenly appeared at the villa Mr. Leigh Hunt, with his wife and six children. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

After about the beginning of 1941 there was hardly any need of a positive war aim, since getting rid of the Germans was a sufficient objective. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Rudyard Kipling I only wish there were more of it,” he chirruped. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

G. K. Chesterton Even at that distance there seemed to be something restless and even nervous about her gesture and carriage. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Rudyard Kipling But there remained always a keen sense of new-found superiority, and it was in her voice when she spoke. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. F. Benson But there was no need for it to have travelled even so far, for Frank laughed again with kindly, genuine mirth. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Abraham Merri He bent forward sharply, bringing its shaft against the side of the port there was a sharp crackling, a rending of wood. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Lady Morgan But it is certain, that in that accent there is a species of langour very distinct from the brevity of ours. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Walter Scott Something there was of a Madonna cast, perhaps the result of delicate health, and of residence in a family where the dispositions of the inmates were fiercer, more active, and energetic than her own. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

E. T. A. Hoffmann And so there was on the present occasion a gaping crowd round De Montansier’s coach on the Pont Neuf, so great as almost to hinder the horses from getting on. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Edith Wharton But her own training had been too different: there were veils she could not lift. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Then there was the scheme for supplying milk — another of the “possibeelities. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

And when Marechal told Savinien that the fair Jeanne flatly refused to become the wife of Cayrol, there was an outburst of joyful exclamations. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

G. K. Chesterton But if there is one sight that makes me doubt it it is your foul fat face. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

We are going there after dinner. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

Robert Louis Stevenson The houses were all tightly shuttered; there was no smoke, no sound but of the waves, no moving thing. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Rice Burroughs Not an officer or a man was there of those brave and sympathetic Frenchmen who did not quickly beg leave to be one of the expedition. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Rudyard Kipling John, there is respect due to Church as well as to Devils.’ ‘My trade’s the outside of things,’ said John quietly. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau There are then, so to speak, as many princes as there are magistrates, and the State, no less divided than the government, either perishes or changes its form. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Wilkie Collins Is there really such a thing, I wonder, as a former state of existence? And were we once constant companions in some other sphere, thousands of years since? These are idle guesses. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Gissing A moment later, there appeared a page, who conducted him to a chamber where he could prepare for luncheon. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

So there we were, nonplussed, Scott standing with his hands in his pockets. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

G. K. Chesterton I have a huge sort of hunch that there is. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

John Galsworthy But for that, there was no sign in all the house that women existed in this world. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

And if there was one word that a policeman loathed more than another it was hearsay. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Walter Scott When he cam to his ladye’s bour door He stude a little forbye, And there he heard a fou fause knight Tempting his gay ladye. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

But there is a point beyond which boldness becomes rashness — a point perceptible only to intuition and not to reason; and beyond that point Palmerston never went. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Henry Fielding And, as there is no passion which he is not able to describe, so is there none in his reader which he cannot raise. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Ford Madox Ford From there she had written to him in pencil on a closed correspondence card that she had left him because she simply could not bear either his dullness or his craking voice. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Henry Fielding Of all the animal foods with which man is furnished, there are none so plenty as fish. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

I wanted a little sewing done in a hurry, and told her to sit down there and then and do it. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

In fact there was no saying what there was not there. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Bram Stoker Then there was something like a black shadow between us, and there was the nigger, looking more like a malignant devil than ever. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Tender and obliging as he was in his treatment of the witness, there was iron under the velvet of his glove. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Let there be no loitering of the shadows. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

We take a lot of precautions and there are several entrances and exits to our place. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Philip Sidney Truly this is much, if there be much truth in it. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

Samuel Johnson Where there is yet shame, there may in time be virtue. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Thank goodness, I thought, there would have been none on the roof — the Sunday evening rain would have seen to that. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Thomas Hardy On reaching home we found she had given us up after searching a little while, and arrived there some time before. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Kate Chopin She had a way of turning them swiftly upon an object and holding them there as if lost in some inward maze of contemplation or thought. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Charles Kingsley But they must have got there by some means, and those means I want young naturalists to discover; at least, to guess at. On Bio-Geology by Charles Kingsley

And where the cities had been — the ten glittering, scarlet cities — there surged and thundered the white-maned hosts of him. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Henry James I think accordingly my silence is owing to the fact that over there I was too miserable to write and that here I’ve been too happy. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

D. H. Lawrence And there was a certain underneath recklessness, even a stoicism In all the apparently childish people, which left one free. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

In the midst of his work there came a shower of blows on the studio door and Clifford, Rowden and Elliott trooped in without more ado. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Files can always be recovered if there are copies. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Wilkie Collins Have you any idea where she was yesterday evening?” I told him where she was employed at work, and said I imagined she must have been kept there later than usual. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

And, as if to leave no loophole for doubt, one stepped up who knew him, and assured the Squire there was not a more learned man in his line, no, nor one more respected, in the three kingdoms. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

E. Phillips Oppenheim So long as he could keep his thoughts from straying into one particular channel, there seemed to be nothing at all unnatural in this return to their old companionship. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

In less than ten minutes there was half an inch of water in the road. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Abraham Merri Nay — there is water there, the trees rise out of it. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells Only one thing there was to mar the absolute harmony. The Pearl of Love by H. G. Wells [1924]

But who is there hasn’t his faults? We must bear and forbear, and take what we get and be cheerful. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

In any case, so far, there is no other candidate in the field. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Mary Webb When she came to the graveyard, havoc was there also. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I thought today, perhaps, there might be a chance. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

George Meredith Bury thy sorrows, and they shall rise As souls to the immortal skies, And there look down like mothers’ eyes. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

Abraham Merri Lo — I am here — and was there ever joy like this!” The constellations in her eyes blazed. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri