Phrases with "think"

I find it a little difficult to understand Mr. Moore — to know what to think of him: whether to like him or not. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

G. K. Chesterton I may make an egotistical confession here, which I think is not unique and not without its universal inference about the spirit of youth. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Did I date this writing? I think I did, but I could not swear to it. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Miles Franklin She generally poured into my ears a wail about her “rheumatisms”, and “How long it do be waiting for the Lord”; but today she was too curious about Harold to think of herself. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Henry Lawson He has to think a moment before he writes; and perhaps he’ll scratch the back of his head afterwards with an inky finger, and regard the address with a sort of mild, passive surprise. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Florence Dixie She would like to think her boy remembered her lesson now. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

But some day I will come to hear you, for YOUR sermons I think I might understand. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

I think I can best give an idea of what conditions are like by transcribing a few extracts from my notebook, taken more or less at random. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Rudyard Kipling It is sad to think that what goes for public opinion in India did not generally see the wisdom of the Viceroy’s appointment. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Mark Twain Her lonely and tragic death — but I will not think of that now. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Miles Franklin You may he boisterous, and not behave with sufficient propriety sometimes, but I don’t think you are wicked enough to ever make an actress. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

H. G. Wells So far as my convictions go I think that the less young children have either in or out of school I of what has hitherto figured as history, the better. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Wilkie Collins But I think it due to you, and to myself, to tell you what the substance of the letter is. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Walter Scott But I have no means of knowing you, sir, to be one of those persons; and I think your prudence may recommend to you to keep your own counsel. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Watkin Tench Close to us was the spring at which Mr. Cook watered, but we did not think the water very excellent, nor did it run freely. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Sinclair Lewis The doctor isn’t here, but I think you can go in and see Mr. Cornplow — he’s in Room E, with some other stoodents. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson Oh, Georgie, to think of you in dear old quiet Riseholme and poor Pepino and me gabbling and gobbling at a huge dinner-party. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Mark Twain I’ve got a notion, and I think it’s a sound one. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

William Makepeace Thackeray I don’t like to think what the consequences may be, or allude to the agonies which the delicate creatures must inevitably suffer. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Meredith I, you see—and I confess I think it my chief title to honour—reverence him. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Where was it? Let me think a moment. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

And I— think of my not understanding! I was pleased with it! For a long time, for days, I never dreamed that it could be anything but a little secret joy. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Arthur Morrison But I think you’d better have the constable up and get this man into safe quarters for the night. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Sigmund Freud I think that after all I must be overlooking some organic affection. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Andrew Lang He did not think it looked so unsafe as his servant said; but he had given his word and he held to it. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Samuel Johnson Wherever heath will grow, there is reason to think something better may draw nourishment; and by trying the production of other places, plants will be found suitable to every soil. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

H. G. Wells They could not help feeling glad to think that Uya was appeased. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

At last, after nearly ten minutes, he managed to fob her off with something which she said grudgingly she ‘didn’t think she’d had before’. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Mr. Heathcliff and his man climbed the cellar steps with vexatious phlegm: I don’t think they moved one second faster than usual, though the hearth was an absolute tempest of worrying and yelping. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Willa Cather Those were the great days of opera in New York, and it gave a fellow something to think about for the rest of the week. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

M. P. Shiel So me think to myself: ‘these must be days of danger, this month-end,’ and when we get home, me show him the card Sir Cobby send when he send the invitation. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Walter Scott I know you are honest, and I believe the boy is petulant; and yet I think it is my favour which hath set all of you against him. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

G. K. Chesterton I think Nature was indeed a little broad in her humour in these matters. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

George Meredith It was more to think of Brescia than of him. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

He’ll help you, if anybody can, for I think the absorbing passion of his life now is chess, and chess only. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. G. Wells But you like to think evil, Martha. I’ve noticed it times and oft. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

You think war’s all heroism and V.C. charges, but I tell you it isn’t like that. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

The truth is, my friend who bought the cast the other day is very worried because it is exactly like his wife who died some years ago, and he can’t think how there comes to be one of her. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

I think it is almost certain you will come home. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

I yielded to no one in my belief in Sandy, but we had been through too many things together for me to think him infallible. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

She wanted to get away by herself and think about it. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Rudyard Kipling Still, the letter as touching on matters that he preferred not to think about stung him into a fit of frenzy that lasted for a day and night. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

I did not think that he was such a coward. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Do you think so, sir?” “Think so! of course I think so,” spluttered the Squire, taking up the subject hotly as usual. The Angels’ Music by Ellen Wood [1876]

Catherine Helen Spence I did not think you would care now for the disturbing male element in society. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

D. H. Lawrence Before she could think twice, it was near, a roaring cliff of water. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

If you could help me, I think I could make my way downstairs. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

I can’t say that I think much of it myself. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle I think I hear his step in the street now, and I will go down and let him in. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Henry James The thing in the world I think I least felt myself was an abuse, even though (as I had never mentioned to my friendly editor) I too had my project for a bigger reverberation. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

I think it would be better to wait for the slow but sure proof of time. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Walter Scott I think I see it at this moment! And on Sundays, when we had a quart of twopenny ale, instead of butter-milk, to our porridge, it was always served up in a silver posset-dish. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Arnold Bennett He wanted her to think of him, in spite of his distaste for her; to think of him hopelessly. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

James Anthony Froude The form of words is repeated by multitudes who do not care to think what they are saying. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Leslie Stephen Ah, sir, hadst thou lived in those days!” Johnson previously uttered a criticism which has led some people to think that he had a touch of the dunce in him. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Take yesterday: what did you have for breakfast?” “Yesterday? Well, I think they brought me a poached egg. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Sinclair Lewis What d’yuh think of that? Ain’t it great! And I’m going right away. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

But they were weren’t stupid enough to say anything! The proper plan is to think that it is the mice nibbling at them. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I think perhaps Chaka knew, for he was of the initiates. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Elizabeth Gaskell I think you would think it so pretty. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Edith Wharton I think he’s real nice, Ann Eliza. And I don’t believe he’s forty; but he DOES look sick. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

George Berkeley Thus much is certain and grounded on experience; but when we think of unthinking agents or of exciting ideas exclusive of volition, we only amuse ourselves with words. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

E. Phillips Oppenheim However, it’s very good-natured of you, Baron, to think of lending him a hand. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

As for particulars, these that follow are all that I can now think of, viz. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

Many of these are terrible to think of — such as the sacrifice of human beings to a blood-loving god; the trial of innocent persons by the ordeal of poison or fire; witchcraft, &c. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

I think I’ll wait and watch the market. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

F. Scott Fitzgerald A few days later she made it all right by saying wistfully, “I know you think it was terrible of me to think of myself at a time like that, but it was such a shocking coincidence. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Olaf Stapledon Thus we may actually come to think of the universality of red as in some manner the whole reality of red. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

E. Phillips Oppenheim All the same, I think that those threats of Bernadine’s were a little strained. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Wilkie Collins If I see IT a third time behind him — Lord deliver me! Christ deliver me! I daren’t think of it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

But I did not think matters would be as bad as this. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

John Galsworthy Still, as Mr. Forsyte has asked for this information, I think perhaps we ought to have it. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells If it isn’t his, everybody is getting to think it is. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Angus Egerton came twice daily during this week, but he rarely saw Mrs. Darrell. I think he studiously avoided meeting her after that painful scene in the drawing-room. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Mark Twain It makes me wild and murderous every time I think of it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was anxious to talk to you, but the hotel is full of spies and she could think of no safe place in the neighbourhood. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

I heard him say these words: ‘I have changed my mind, Louise. The more I think of it, the more disinclined I am to have you meddle in the matter. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

I think theatres are stupid, anyway. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

John Bunyan Then Christian smiled, and said, I think verily I know the meaning of this. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Now,” she concluded, “I think I understand. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

H.P. Lovecraft I did not enlighten him orally before sailing, because I think he had better have the revelation in written form. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

When they considered these symptoms, they were inclined to think the general opinion was just and that their affection, being free from passion, proceeded from some peculiarity of temper. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

I should like to know—out of mere idle curiosity—when you first began to think me not altogether despicable. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Machen I don’t think she had a name. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Charles Dickens And yet I think —” And there he shook his head, and stopped. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She told what she had heard, and finally folks began to think they had better enter that house and see if there was anything wrong. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

D. H. Lawrence I shed a few more tears, Sybil. I think I must be going dotty also. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

You can’t think of anything that you have seen him with that would fill that gap?’ They could not; and neither could Alice the housemaid. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Sinclair Lewis He fretted, “Oh I think of you all the time and want you and yet I think of Emma too — and I don’t even have the fine novelistic egotism of feeling guilty and intolerably caught in complexities. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens I can’t think who ’tis, I can’t think how or why it may be done, but I mistrust that some one has put Stephen out of the way. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Now can you think of anything to help me; anything unusual. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Edna St. Vincent Millay Were you not still my hunger’s rarest food, And water ever to my wildest thirst, I would desert you — think not but I would! — And seek another as I sought you first. A Few Figs from Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay

But I think she might learn by trouble or happiness, or both. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Yet I think there are cases in which a man who loved would be justified in making a woman happy at the risk of his own — soul, I suppose. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

And when I think that of all my life, of all my past, of all my future, of my intelligence, of my work, there is nothing left but she, the cause of my ruin, and you whom I have mortally offended. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Guy de Maupassant I think I even beat her one day to make her talk, but it was of no use. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

She was tall and slender, and her height and slim, bare arms made one think of dryads that live in willow-trees and come out to dance at moonrise. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Arthur Morrison I think that his face was almost handsome, in a rough, hard-bitten way, and he was as hairy a man as I ever saw. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

G. K. Chesterton I think you are really on the side of the people and I’m sure you’re a brave man. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Laurence Sterne As soon as the honest creature had taken away, and gone down to sup himself, I then began to think a little seriously about my situation. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Blank were their faces as evening approached, and as blank grew the faces of the citizens to think that they had made such fools of themselves. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Olaf Stapledon We think of redness as something other than this red and that red. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Rudyard Kipling I think we’ve broken the back of this division. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

But I am going to write the gist of the odd story which took my sleep away on that autumn night, with such explanations and additions I think needful. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Washington Irving Not long after its institution, Sir Joshua Reynolds was speaking of it to Garrick. “I like it much,” said little David, briskly; “I think I shall be of you. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

They think they show their zeal for Christianity by defacing them. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

George Gissing Really, when one comes to think of it, an astonishing fact, a fact vastly significant. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Arthur Machen I don’t think you examined the back of the second leaf. Change by Arthur Machen

I think that you would be quite safe in complying with any suggestion he may make. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Arthur Machen I don’t think it would quite go with the room, somehow. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Caroline Lamb He is quite adorable:—do you not think so, hey?—No—I see he is too full of admiration for you—too refined. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Ford Madox Ford He had felt exhilaration to think that our gunners were making such good practice. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle On my conscience, it gies me the shakes noo when I think o’ his tall figure and his yelley face comin’ sae solemn and silent doon the lang, lone passage. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Jules Verne It was listless now to think of quitting it, as the sea was open and their boat destroyed. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang But he never said a word, only he sat up all night in agony of body and in worse agony of mind to think that he should have been poisoned, as he guessed he was, in Imani’s own house. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft Night was falling now, and as I recalled what Akeley had written me about those earlier nights I shuddered to think there would be no moon. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Virginia Woolf Think of the powerful and beautiful cars that now slow to a foot’s pace and now shoot forward; think of men, think of women, equipped, prepared, driving onward. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Elizabeth Gaskell Somehow, I think that if I had known the words, and could have sung, my throat would have been choked up by the feeling of the unaccustomed scene. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Not knowing that you are much too clever to do such a foolish thing, Mr Carrados will begin to think that you have had fraudulent designs upon his company. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Willa Cather Sometimes I think he was just a — a glittering idea. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

What will he think of me when he hears that I stalked and shot the last fox in the county?” “He must not hear it. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

He began to think that it was a matter of ordinary courtesy to offer a glass of wine and a slice of ham to the witnesses while awaiting dinner. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

John Bunyan Chr. Met you with nothing else in that Valley? He is assaulted with Shame Faith. Yes, I met with Shame; but of all the men that I met with in my Pilgrimage, he I think bears the wrong name. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

Charles Dickens The other waiter changes his leg, and takes a new view of you, doubtfully, now, as if he had rejected the resemblance to his brother, and had begun to think you more like his aunt or his grandmother. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She was dressed as simply as possible, in an American print (I think the dry-goods people call it so), but with a silken kerchief, between which and her gown there was one glimpse of a white shoulder. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

George Berkeley It were a mistake to think that what is here said derogates in the least from the reality of things. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

The Rushmere. Why didn’t we think of that before?’ ‘The river! Yes! Why didn’t we? I suppose because it isn’t entirely an Orfordshire river. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Jack London Well, I think doing a few things for yourself will hardly dislocate any joints. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

People write because they wish to be known, or because they have heard that money is easily made in that way, or because they think they will chance that among a number of other things. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

I like to think of her as cheerful and beaming, rejoicing in tasks which make her so womanly and sweet. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Mrs. Parry said: “I think we’re ready?” Stanhope agreed. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

It is evident that the only check upon their ill-doing lies in the certainty of their disagreement as to the particular kind of confusion which they may think it expedient to create. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

I think it will be best to make her tell all she knows this evening, and then send her away with a sum of money in her pocket to begin a new life. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

H.P. Lovecraft Ye needn’t think the only folks is the folks hereabouts. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Thomas Hardy Only think of my loss if I had lived and died without seeing more in you than in astronomy! But I shall never leave off doing so now. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle It will be years before Harold and I think of marrying, and when we do you must come and live with us. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

This, when you think of it, is fortunate. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling It is possible that it might have been a big shell bursting over us, but I think this unlikely, as we were 30 feet at the time. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

I can’t think it out as I did then; but I know it is there. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Henry James I think I ought to look after old Davidoff. I believe luncheon’s at two. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

I was here all the time; that is, I walked on the beach after you departed on that day, so as to think of your sweet face, my own love. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Edith Wharton At such moments she made Delia think of lava struggling through granite: there seemed no issue for the fires within. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Arnold Bennett I think you can sit up now, can’t you?” Three-quarters of an hour afterwards, she went into Sarah’s room alone. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

W. W. Jacobs He heard his new friend order a pot, and wiping his mouth on the back of his hand, tried to think of something nice to say as he drank it. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

You’d think someone was throwing fire at you. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Bronislaw Malinowski Perhaps such a definition is superfluous for a specialist, but I think that especially in the ethnology of primitive peoples precise concepts and explicit definitions are necessary. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wilkie Collins Don’t think of me— think of yourself. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

You think one’s motive is to withdraw her from a relation which ought to be the most natural in the world, but which is, in her particular and painful case, the most equivocal. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

William Hope Hodgson I was far too shaken and nervous to think of entering that dark hole then, and so returned to the house. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

I cannot bear to think of you at the sacrifice — and for love of me meeting your death — for I would die to save you, Atam-or. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

The store has one large and nondescript smell, but when I think of shopping I think of each separate shop and its separate smell. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Anne Bronte And I know enough of you, Mrs. Huntingdon, to think that your husband is the most enviable man in the world, and I should be the next if you would deem me worthy of your friendship. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

M. P. Shiel What a day of strain — the fierce light that beats upon a bride — I don’t think that marriages should be so public. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

He had done nothing but think of Isabelle ever since their separation, and he fully realized now, if he had not before, how indispensable she was to his happiness. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

And this is that interest of a family, for which we are to think ill of a government that will not endure it. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Ford Madox Ford Is it possible that such a luckless devil should be so tormented by blind and inscrutable destiny? For there is no other way to think of it. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anthony Hope They did not think of eating or drinking; they did not move, save when James rose and lit a little fire of brushwood in the grate. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Henry James If it’s a question of quizzing me I don’t think my cousin, or any one else, will have quite the hand for it that YOU seem to have. Flickerbridge by Henry James [1902]

D. H. Lawrence They like to hear Kangaroo’s sweet talk — and they’ll probably follow him if he’ll bring off a good big row, and they think he can make it all pretty afterwards. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton When I think of the happy hours I have myself passed at the Normantowers—” He smiled across at the nobleman of that name and went on. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Henry Lawson I think we’d best turn in, old man; we’ve got a long, dry stretch before us to-morrow. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

It is a fancy of mine to render aid to others whom I think worthy of it. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Tobias Smolle This liberal spirit is the only circumstance of antient chivalry, which I think was worth preserving. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

R. D. Blackmore But I have no fear, sir; I shall overcome all Flamborough, unless — unless, what I fear to think of, there should happen to be bloodshed. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

D. H. Lawrence He could never bear to think of it, he always wanted to cry, even when he was an old man and she had become a stranger to him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing The landlady’s pride was outraged, and after the manner of the inarticulate she could think of no adequate reply save that which took the form of personal abuse. Miss Rodney's Leisure by George Gissing

Victor Hugo Let us think no more of safety — let us think of salvation. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Robert Louis Stevenson Flesh and blood could bear the strain no longer; and I think it was the next morning (though chronology is always hazy in the theatre of the mind) that he burst from his reserve. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Makepeace Thackeray I think it but right that in making my appearance before the public I should at once acquaint them with my titles and name. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Now, what have you to say?” “I can only answer that I think your character has been grossly maligned. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

You are young, and if you persevere, I think you will be able to accomplish great things in your profession. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am pledged to a purpose so awful that I dare not think of it. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

I think the tropic fly of Australia the most abominable insect of its kind. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D. H. Lawrence I think she was afraid he had been drinking; I think she was shaken with horror when she found him tipsy, and bewildered and terrified when she saw him drunk. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Do! — and I’ll think over what we’ve said; and perhaps I shall put a loving question to you after all, instead of to Milly. ‘Tisn’t true that it is all settled between her and me. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Stumps was a thick-set, solid, solemn-looking man, who had been ridiculed by our side as being much too old for the game; but he seemed to think very little of Jack’s precise machine. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Oscar Wilde Thou canst not think how strange a people they are. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Arthur Conan Doyle I talked to every one who has influence, and I think that I made them realize that my chair is not vacant quite yet. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Rudyard Kipling I go with thee to Benares. And, too, I think that so old a man as thou, speaking the truth to chance-met people at dusk, is in great need of a disciple. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Robert Louis Stevenson Be just, madam: you would think me strangely uncivil to recall these days without the decency of a regret. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

I think I can form a chain of evidence, from what I have discovered, which will be sufficient to convict him. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

George the Fort’ didna fill the throne verra doucely for a’ their clishmaclaver, and I don’t think young Gourlay’ll fill the pulpit verra doucely for a’ ours. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

I think really that’s what all art is-tangential. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Guy de Maupassan Then he went back to bed, where he continued to think and suffer until daylight. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell But Madame A— seemed to think there was very little. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Meredith You do mean you think her a beauty. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Thomas Love Peacock I did not think there could have been so much valour under a grey frock. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

George Meredith I am detained here by a man who seems to think my business of less importance than his pleasures. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Wilkie Collins Just think of what I am! A poor solitary creature, cursed with a frightful deformity. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Do we all have to line up for the bathroom, or is this an American hotel?” “I think you will find everything quite satisfactory, Mr. Barnard.” Miss Brinklow nodded primly. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Arthur Conan Doyle I have no doubt that she loved you, but there are women in whom the love of a lover extinguishes all other loves, and I think that she must have been one. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. Rider Haggard What an awful smash! Just think of the old place being bought by a Jew! Tom and Leonard are utterly ruined, they say, not a sixpence left. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle He’d think we was three flashes of light and we’d get such a lick on that we’d shoot fifty feet up in the air at the other end. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Robert Louis Stevenson I think it was the Prince that conquered. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope He did not think that he could do a deed of such daring. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins It is pleasant to think that, even then, my faith in myself and in human nature was still not shaken. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson Indeed,’ he continued, growing in emphasis, ‘I think it highly probable that it’s a mistake. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

I think thou’lt see brave doings in Demonland when he comes thither. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

But I think it is high time to be told—and I address myself to you—why I have been decoyed here and what your purpose is. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

But with a hesitating and suffering heart, she would think of the blacksmith. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola