Phrases with "there"

Kate Chopin There was to be an addition-a small snuggery; there was to be frescoing, and hardwood flooring was to be put into such rooms as had not yet been subjected to this improvement. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells It had never occurred to me until that moment that there was any need to economize them, and I had wasted almost half the box in astonishing the Upper-worlders, to whom fire was a novelty. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

But it was a poor negation to describe all that they never did; there was no common little convention of attachment that did not seem to be tacitly omitted between them. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

The nineteenth century decided that there is indeed no such god; and now Man must take in hand all the work that he used to shirk with an idle prayer. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

He was the product of some village near by and was there on his promotion, having learned the service in one or two houses as pantry boy. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Olive Schreiner Even in the animal world, there is the same inversion in values, according as the external conditions vary. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Algernon Blackwood Outside there was a sound of multitudinous little patterings. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

D. H. Lawrence Then there was a scream and a crash. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson So, as there was no use in lying quaking in the dark, I lit my lamp, and, with the view of composing this strange disorder of my fear, began to read again in the book I had brought up with me. Outside the Door by E. F. Benson

Then there are burglar alarms everywhere. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Arthur Machen I showed philosophically and conclusively that if there were no tankards there would be no men, that is, no rational or civilised men. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Sinclair Lewis He was playing with the concept that there is no law that a man of fifty-six must stop all of living except sleeping and reading the newspapers and going to the bathroom. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan Unless I am mistaken, there was a water-color which represented the head of a dead man floating in a rose-colored shell on a boundless ocean, under a moon with a human face. The Englishman of Etretat by Guy de Maupassan

Jack London But in this matter there was a difference, and many differences. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Sir, there is no misunderstanding the tremendous and tolerable signs that glare upon my mind. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London And there came a day when the hawk’s shadow did not drive him crouching into the bushes. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

And there came over him, too, as he stared at that superb mountain, a glow of satisfaction that there were such places still left on earth, distant, inaccessible, as yet unhumanized. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

There’s no muckle wind, but what there is is frae the north. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Nellie Bly The regiments stationed there turn out very creditable actors in the persons of the young officers. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

And there would never have been that memory of her, he said, if it was not for the poets that had put her beauty in their songs. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

G. K. Chesterton And there the others all talked hopelessly. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Thomas Hardy In the early part of the reign of the first King James, there was visiting near this place of the Drenghards a lady of noble family and extraordinary beauty. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Jules Verne Could the fugitives not reach Irkutsk by five o’clock in the morning, they must lose all hope of ever getting there at all. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Charles Dickens She often kept watch by herself in the queen’s room; but every evening, while the illness lasted, she sat there watching with the king. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

Jules Verne You see that when it rains the waves are not very high, even under the influence of a violent wind, and when the weather is dry the sea is more agitated, even when there is less wind. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Arthur Machen But however that may be, I can’t conceive a greater loneliness in a desert at midnight than there is there at mid-day. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

Mrs. Jaynes had gone, and instead there stood before me the creature with, as I had described it to Davis, the face of a devil—the face I had seen in the train. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Marjorie Bowen The grey eyes of Rose Lyndwood laughed into the fair face of Frances Beale, and for a moment she forgot that there were many to mark it. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Benjamin Disraeli Oh no, you cannot doubt me!’ ‘I am yours: I care not what they say: if there be no faith and truth in you, I will despair of them for ever. The Consul’s Daughter by Benjamin Disraeli

She was no longer an Englishwoman, she declared; she loathed England; she would never go there again; and if she went anywhere, it would be to Arabia, to ‘her own people. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells Mr. Cave went into the shop, and stayed there until late, ostensibly to make ornamental rockeries for gold-fish cases, but really for a private purpose that will be better explained later. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

Thomas Hardy Instead of a Baron there stood Jim, white-waistcoated, demure, every hair in place, and, if she mistook not, even a deedy spark in his eye. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

So to London they would go, hire the first suitable house that offered, and the marriage would take place there instead of at home. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

Robert Louis Stevenson About my fields, in the broad sun And blaze of noon, there goeth one, Barefoot and robed in blue, to scan With the hard eye of the husbandman My harvests and my cattle. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Suddenly there rang out the most unearthly scream it has ever been my ill-luck to hear. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Jules Verne This new work was finished about three o’clock, and after taking all these precautions there remained but to wait. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells For these plants to grow, there must be some air, however attenuated, air that we also should be able to breathe. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

William Hope Hodgson I did not feel particularly nervous, as there were now two lanterns in each rigging, and a couple standing upon each of the spare top-masts under the bulwarks. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

M. P. Shiel Aren’t there some safes, Frankl, in Adair Street?” “Right you are: and one, as I happen to know, empty. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Willa Cather He must be there by the first of November. They are taking on new men then. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Nathaniel Hawthorne As the time for the assembling of the national convention drew near, there were other sufficient indications of his sincerity in declining a stake in the great game. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Virginia Woolf But above Cambridge — anyhow above the roof of King’s College Chapel — there is a difference. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The description agreed too exactly; there could not be any doubt about the matter. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Arthur Conan Doyle I don’t know that there is any other point which needs clearing up. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

George Meredith And why? Because, as he maintained, there was a fault in the glass causing an incongruous and absurd reflection; and he was at that moment awaiting the arrival of another chiwal-glass. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Rudyard Kipling Whisper there was not, nor word, shadow nor showing, Still the light stirred on the deep, glowing and growing. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The chairs are comfortable, there is a table to write on, and the shadows of young leaves flicker across the paper. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

Charles Dudley Warner So there ‘s a very tolerable touch of romance for a gentleman of my years. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Her ladyship had suddenly become hunched-up as if in pain and there was a look of startled and extraordinary amazement upon her face. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Edith Wharton But there was no threat — there was scarcely more than a note of dull curiosity — in the voice with which he said: “You mean to talk?” Moffatt’s rosy face grew as hard as a steel safe. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Charles Dickens He is lying murdered here!’ ‘Is there — has the hat any blood upon it?’ Sissy faltered. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

On her face — her poor, dirty, degraded, wrinkled face — which was so pitifully thin there was nothing left of it but skin and bone, there was a look which held them dumb. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Gaston Leroux If there had been a man on the bicycle, the wheels would have sunk deeply into the soil. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

The ball had entered my shoulder, and I knew not whether it had remained there or passed through; at any rate I had no means of extracting it. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Then there stole over me a sensation of intense fear that chilled me to the marrow. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Ann Radcliffe Thus concluding, James returned in safety to the tent of Alleyn, where the most considerable of the clan were assembled, there awaiting with impatient solicitude, his arrival. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Ivan Turgenev He recollected that there was at the back a secret door, by which he could reach the inner room where Muzzio had been lying in the morning. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Jules Verne It may be taken for granted that, rash as the Americans usually are, when they are prudent there is good reason for it. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

But there was no hearing what he said; the girl herself heard nothing until he bellowed in her ear: “They’ll have their encore. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

London, with its teeming millions, was an enormous arena—and there was no especial cause for supposing Jessy Page had come to it. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

With the dawn there came a period when even Flurry showed signs of failing. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe Still, there can be no material objection to two. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

But there are things which have no type in the material world; abstract ideas, which can only be represented by visible objects supposed to have some quality analogous to the idea intended. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Rudyard Kipling It never occurred to him that there might be other calls upon his time than loafing across the Park in the forenoon. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Getting over to America without much difficulty, he had sought there for some remunerative work, and sought in vain. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

Miles Franklin I felt like writing a dozen letters there and then, and was on the point of giving way to my inclination, when my attention was arrested by what I considered the gem of the whole turn-out. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Steele Rudd After all, the barley turned out wellthere was a good price that year, and we were able to run two wires round the paddock. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Once there had been a broad drive to the house where that door stood, and you could still see where it had lain between an avenue of old oaks. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Vsevolod Krestovsky So there are plenty of purchasers. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Elizabeth Gaskell And the child is a nice child enough, when she is not cross; but still there are some folks, it seems, who, if you give them an inch, will take an ell. Bessy’s Troubles at Home by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

High up in the gable of the loft, where it joined the main wall of the house, there was a small door, and I noted with a transient surprise that there was a long ladder leading up to it. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Oscar Wilde Suddenly there came a knock to the door, and he heard Lord Henry’s voice outside. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

This question astonished Lerouge. He thought that there was good reason to say that justice sees and knows everything. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

George Meredith Unhappily, it was remembered, there are spectators of its method of getting to an equipoise out of the agitation of extremes. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now and then there came sudden puffs of wind from the south-west — one of them so gusty and unexpected that it caught me napping and turned me half-round for an instant. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Arthur Conan Doyle Are they blood stains, or mud stains, or rust stains, or fruit stains, or what are they? That is a question which has puzzled many an expert, and why? Because there was no reliable test. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

George Meredith Then there was just an instant to save myself, when a short wheeze Of bloody lungs under the smoke, and a red-coat crawled up on his knees. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

With steps that did not falter, Catherine Nagle went behind the altar into the little sacristy, there to seek in the darkness an altar-cloth. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

I had sufficient curiosity to open the drawers: there were a few odds and ends of female dress, and two letters tied round with a narrow ribbon of faded yellow. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Mary Webb Once there was momentary uproar, but it sank again, and the Master was disappointed. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Miss Dene was looking down the road that leads to Schicksalsee. There was not much visible there except a whirl of dust raised by the sudden evening wind. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Flung up there by the sea, ages ago, the same sea has already so undermined it, so under-tunnelled it, that with a few ages more it must crumble in, and sink again to the ocean bed from which it came. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Olaf Stapledon They were then loaded into a sacred ship which was taken out to sea and over the horizon, there to be ceremonially sunk. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

I have a notion that there were some clever people in one of these companies, and that the lighter pieces at least were well played, but I may be altogether wrong. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Charles could touch nothing, and over him hung a millstone of debt, from which there was now no escape. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It will be like this till the end!” “What end is there to wait for Powers asked. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Thomas Paine Had there been a house of farmers, there had been no game laws; or a house of merchants and manufacturers, the taxes had neither been so unequal nor so excessive. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Morgan Robertson If a sail had appeared in the interim, he had not seen it; nor was there one in sight now. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

H. G. Wells Whatever the truth may be about love, there is certainly such a thing as friendship at first sight. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Jules Verne On this line attached by a robust neck there rose an enormous spheroidal head. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Arthur Machen He knows that it is there — somewhere — but he has no true vision of it. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

He never turned, but there was the same deadly malignity in his white profile that there had been in his eyes. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Mary Webb When they neared Undern there were gates to open, and he admired her litheness as she jumped in and out. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

But the inspection of these changes gives us no right to believe that there has been any discontinuity in natural processes. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

Now in England there is, and always has been, a manly feeling, most widely diffused, of unwillingness to see labors of a coarse order, or requiring muscular exertions, thrown upon women. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

Edward Bellamy So you see there is no danger of misunderstanding. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Walter Besant What is there to lie about?” “My dear young friend, there are many kinds of appetites. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Robert Louis Stevenson I leave the case in his hands; but of course, on any alarming symptom, above all if there should be a sign of rally, do not hesitate to knock me up. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Excepting the nervous derangement, in both cases, there was no other resemblance in the symptoms. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

What the secret was—if there was a secret—why she went in the way she did, and came back in what looked like shame and fear and trembling, a dying girl—has not been solved. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Wilkie Collins Is there anything in the medicine that the doctor doesn’t know of?” Such was the horrible drama which now perpetually acted itself in his mind. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Sidney Colvin These he was accustomed to conceal from all except his brothers, between whom and himself there existed the very closest of fraternal ties. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Katherine Mansfield Of course, there he was—leaning against the banister rail. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

James Dice had opened his mind and confided in him, and he had told him plainly that he believed that there was someone hiding about the station who was wishing to do him harm. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a hush for a moment, and then, from pit to boxes, and from boxes to gallery, there went up a cheer so spontaneous and so universal, that it was like the mighty voice of one man. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Is there no way in which we can prevent such a possibility occurring?” “It is for that reason that we are here,” Nikola replied. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Henry James In such a passage as one I have marked for quotation from The Scarlet Letter there is the stamp of the genius of style. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Oscar Wilde But there is no use talking about the matter. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Arthur Morrison But a building was safer, as there was more chance of getting away. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Ivan Turgenev I would gladly have stopped there altogether, it seemed . First Love by Ivan Turgenev

In all that was said there seemed to be a solemn meaning — as is often the case when the speaker is drawing to the confines of this world and about to enter on the next. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Yet still, save for that low, all pervading moan, and the hoot of the invisible steamer’s siren, there was no sound. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Among all the traditions of the peoples of the earth, there is not extant another story which, could have been adequate to his demands. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Mark Twain Then there was a season of waiting anxiety that weighed upon Huck’s spirits like a mountain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

George Gissing But there was the old frank cordiality undiminished. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence And after all, what was there to hide? If he was the woman’s friend, why not? It could be a charming friendship. Rawdon’s Roof by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Wilkie Collins So far, there has been little to interest you — I am coming to a remarkable event at last. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle I should not like to suggest false hopes, Miss Morstan, but is there any resemblance between this hand and that of your father?” “Nothing could be more unlike. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

H. G. Wells I did not carry a light, you know — the candles are on the landing table and there is that lamp — and I was in my list slippers, and I saw him as I came up. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Walter Scott I am sure my heart will be there at any rate, and while I am bleeding some bumpkin for an inflammation, I shall be in fancy relieving some nabob, or rajahpoot, of his plethora of wealth. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Rudyard Kipling But there appeared to be a feeling in the air that she, Maisie — of all people — was in disgrace. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Gissing He strained his eyes in every direction, and constantly imagined an enemy where there was none. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

But there is more than a parallel, there is a close and intimate connexion between psychology and physiology. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Doctor Duff’m might see as there were no choice left for her. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Mrs. Birrell had slapped Sarah’s face, and said she had taken nothing out of the place, as there was “never no leavings to take. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Edith Wharton The first that caught her eye was an unfinished letter in her husband’s hand, with his pen lying across it, as though dropped there at a sudden summons. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Arthur Machen He told me there were some spicy pictures in the galleries; his girl shrieked with laughter, so he said. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Sarah Orne Jewett There, I don’t know what we should have done without her; there ain’t nobody else that can write poetry between here and ‘way up towards Rockland; it adds a great deal at such a time. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman There are various kinds of over-developed and morbidly developed women as there are men, and we haven’t weeded them out entirely. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

G. K. Chesterton Believe me, there is a case for conventions, and the world is wiser than you know. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Guy de Maupassant My mind had been perfectly lucid and had acted regularly and logically, so there was nothing the matter with the brain. He? (Lui?) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Truly there are stars in the heights and they will be a garland for your forehead. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

About midway of the pass, there was a cry and a scurry, a man was seen to leap upon the rail, and, throwing his arms over his head, to stoop and plunge into the sea. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Thomas Love Peacock Touching this matter, there cannot, I think, be two opinions. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

No — I haven’t seen anyone unusual lately, and I am quite sure there wasn’t anyone on Friday that I didn’t know. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

But there is an old saying that just meets my case. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

George MacDonald I went softly, dreading even the wind of my motion, and glad there was no other. Lilith by George MacDonald

E. Phillips Oppenheim If the necessity is there it has to be faced. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

When a boy brings it up from the newsagent it is always put there upon my desk. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

George Elio In every parting there is an image of death. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

Nellie Bly After the reporter left I heard new arrivals, and I learned that a doctor was there and intended to see me. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Virginia Woolf Consider that Plato is there cheek by jowl with Aristotle; and Shakespeare with Marlowe. This great mind is hoarded beyond the power of any single mind to possess it. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Arthur Schopenhauer But there lies the rub! 1 Hist. Nat. Lib. xxviii. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Here they cough, there they laugh. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

But there was nothing he could take hold of. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Henry Fielding I believe I have now recounted to you the most material passages of my life; for I assure you there are some incidents in the lives of kings not extremely worth relating. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Occasionally there was a little music, more often there were cards and gambling. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

D. H. Lawrence And there she saw Phoenix working in the onion-bed. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Karl Philipp Moritz In the morning, when I got up, there was not cue to be seen nor heard. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Then there was a deafening roar. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

M. P. Shiel Soo he wente to Vaila, and saw there a grete Houss stonde, and wharm he looked on hyt, he saye[d]: ‘this, sooth, was y-bild by my brothir Harolde, be he ded, or bee he on-lyue. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Henry James On the spot there came to me the added shock of a certitude that it was not for me he had come there. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Arthur Machen My nurse was carrying me on her shoulder; there was a field of yellow corn, and we went through it, it was very hot. The White People by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope If there might be postponement such as that, I doubt whether we should ever find the time for our inhabitants to come. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

What-o! It happened to be his turn to watch; but he might just as well have company for the watch; and, anyway, there was nothing to watch for. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Helen Zimmern Unfortunately neither the situation nor the house of Edgeworthstown were beautiful; there was nothing here to arouse romance in the girl’s nature. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

There have been no arrests; there was no clew. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Anthony Trollope From the first drop to the last, there had hardly been a space of twenty minutes. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

You know that gray powder was left there —” Trenmore gave a great start and his smile faded. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Ivan Turgenev I caught sight of big grey eyes in a bright mobile face, and the whole face suddenly quivered and laughed, there was a flash of white teeth, a droll lifting of the eyebrows. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Washington Irving Surely, said he to himself, as he listened to the tuneful strains of the birds, there is no sorrow in those notes; every thing seems tenderness and joy. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Edgar Allan Poe Near the hole cut through the bulkhead by Augustus there was room enough for an entire cask, and in this space I found myself comfortably situated for the present. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

John Stuart Mill I am aware that there is not, in this country, any intolerance of differences of opinion on most of these topics. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

H. G. Wells Or you’d have gone there too. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

But there was the danger of his breaking through my defense bluntly. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Edith Wharton Then it occurred to her that, to Clemence Verney, there was no tragedy in the situation. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Robert Burns It may be proper likewise to mention to the benighted traveller, that when he falls in with bogles, whatever danger there may be in his going forward, there is much more hazard in turning back. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Arthur Conan Doyle Already there were responsible papers which declared that England was in an impossible position, and that an immediate peace was necessary to prevent one of the greatest tragedies in history. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Edgar Allan Poe I am not well enough versed, however, in the diagnosis of this disease to speak with decision upon the point; and unhappily there were none of my friends of the “Dial” present. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Then there was another flash, and I found myself within two or three yards of her. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Jack London We went broke paying the Indians to pack that much of it to the top of Chilcoot. Our last partner is up there with it, moving it along by himself down the other side. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Arthur Machen Of course, there are persons for whom “truth” implies “even gilt-edged securities slumped heavily,” or some such statement. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Sinclair Lewis Starts your imagination working about the old wars and battles right there where you’re standing. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens I was at once glad and sorry to find that there was only one person in the dining-room; glad to know that there were not more, and sorry that he should be there by himself. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Arthur Machen But now and again as the day goes on the veil will brighten, and the sun almost appear; and then here and there in the woods it is as if white moons were descending. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Arthur Machen I don’t give his name, Villiers, because it has nothing to do with the story, and because it’s no good raking up these affairs about the dead when there are no relations living. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Thomas Hardy The child, his darling Betty: there lay the root of his trouble. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

London is the best place in the world for the happy and the unhappy; there is a floating capital of sympathy for every human good or evil. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Whenever there has been a disturbance in the moral atmosphere, there is nothing like silence to restore the equilibrium. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Henry James What is it that Gordon ‘s called — is n’t there some other name? If you say ‘proprietor,’ it sounds as if he kept an hotel. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

You have won the Viceroy’s medal, and all the reputation there is to win in this place. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

D. H. Lawrence But there was a semblance of an old trail. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

But the Serpent was too quick for him and had its coils round him in a moment; and then there ensued a life-and-death struggle between the two. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Starvation itself could hardly be dragged in there — eh? And there are other advantages. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

But if all rhetoric is a mode of pyrotechny, and all pyrotechnics are by necessity fugacious, yet even in these frail pomps, there are many degrees of frailty. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Suggest we go into the office, and I can give ‘the one over’ to the staff there at the same time. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

And, after all, this sort of speech was what he had come there to hear. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

The floor was linoleum-covered, there were glass cases along the walls whose shelves were filled with bottles, specimen jars, graduates, and the like. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Henry Handel Richardson For now she had to sing: there was no keeping back the tunes that rose to her lips. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Walter Scott This boon granted to them by him who is most interested, there is no question they will take the field in the manner there stated. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

But there the resemblance ends. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

He threw his rifle forward, there was a sharp click! — the cartridge had not exploded. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Francis Bacon Nay more, there are some foolish rich covetous men that take a pride, in having no children, because they may be thought so much the richer. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

H.P. Lovecraft From the seat to the floor there trailed voluminously the familiar old dressing-gown, and near it on the floor lay the yellow scarf and the huge foot-bandages I had thought so odd. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle The little front garden lay before the farmer’s eyes bounded by the fence and gate, but neither there nor on the road was any human being to be seen. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Then there was Matthew Brickett. He came in breathing very hard, ponderous, paternal and in his Sunday black. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Had he not found it, there might have been another chance in a year or two — or perhaps, of course, none at all. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

H. G. Wells And when Ugh-lomi woke, save that there were no men to be seen, it seemed as though he had never left the tribe. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Rudyard Kipling It’s one of those dam’ barbarians from Harwich. They scull about there in any sort of coffin. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

William Makepeace Thackeray At his bedside sat the Margrave. He had been there for hours watching his slumbering comrade. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]