Phrases with "think"

Arthur Conan Doyle There was loud knocking at the door, so you can think that it was not long before my spurs went twinkling through the hole and the board was dropped behind me. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

The White Boar. Do you frequent our English pubs?’ ‘Sure. They’re one of the things I think you do better than us. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

G. K. Chesterton It is possible to conceive of a mob shouting any central and simple sentiment, good or bad, but it is impossible to think of a mob shouting a distinction in terms. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

It was no good trying to think out a direction, for in the fog my brain was running round, and I seemed to stand on a pin-point of space where the laws of the compass had ceased to hold. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

D.H. Lawrence When I think back, I can scarcely see him, I can only see the others, the lamplight on their faces and on their full gesticulating limbs. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Ford Madox Ford He had been used to think of himself as being like John Peel with his coat so grey . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Edith Wharton And soon afterward I was off again, and didn’t think of him for years. The Spark by Edith Wharton

Rudyard Kipling I don’t think he’ll bring an action. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

You good people in England think they are well-meaning dreamers who are forced into violence by the persecution of Western Europe. But you are wrong. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Rudyard Kipling Then tempers began to wear away, and men fell a-brooding over insults real or imaginary, for they had nothing else to think of. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Virginia Woolf Of all the thousand women who wrote novels then, they alone entirely ignored the perpetual admonitions of the eternal pedagogue—write this, think that. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

George Meredith We think the more precious metal will beat him when the broader conflict comes. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

And at present, as I have no desire of reward, and see no just reason of praise, I think I had better let it alone. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Wilkie Collins He seems to have lost his former relish for the humor of John Want. “Pooh! To look at your wry face, one would think that our rescue from the Arctic regions was a downright misfortune. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Anthony Trollope I think that you are lying to me. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He did not think about it too much. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Will you kindly tell me how much it was?” “No, Miss Deyncourt; I think not. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Edith Wharton Yes, he had really brought himself to think that he was proposing to marry her to save her reputation. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Guy de Maupassant Colombel ran to the window, calling his brother-in-law: “Hurry up, hurry up! I think that she has just gone. Queen Hortense (An Old Maid) (La Reine Hortense) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

It was her purpose plainly that she should take nothing, but only give, and that shyly, as though she had no right to think that her gifts would be received. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Wilkie Collins If I can ever be of the smallest use, think of me as your other servant. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Leo Tolstoy She began to think not of what others would say of her, but of her own life. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

Arthur Machen I am not sure, but I think the meal consisted of tea and ham and eggs, the latter beautifully poached. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

She took a good deal of interest in the General, her papa; I think she had an idea that his distinction would alleviate the situation in India, however it might present itself. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Sigmund Freud I think to myself, she does not need them. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Bronislaw Malinowski I think we can safely conclude that the emotional side is on the one hand quite essential, and important enough to take the first place in our considerations. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Miles Franklin To think of the scarecrows with the salt cellars under their ears and necks like a plucked fowl that are thrust upon a fellow in society, while you are covered up like a nun. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

G. K. Chesterton But I think I hear your friends coming. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

George Elio And then, as it is not far from Paddiford, I think Mr. Tryan might be persuaded to lodge with you, instead of in that musty house, among dead cabbages and smoky cottages. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

But that thin story about stealing the car! And losing his coat — the all-important coat!” “Curiously enough, I don’t think the stealing episode is as incredible as it sounds. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Edith Wharton But you mustn’t think him altogether to blame, Samuel. Since the success of your book he has been asked about so much — it’s given the children quite a different position. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

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]

He therefore ventured to resume the subject; but his perseverance increased Lady Mary’s surprise and she began to think herself affronted. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Nikolai Gogol Korzh had a daughter, such a beauty as I think you can hardly have chanced to see. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Henry James It was open to her to think he had asked for it — adding everything together. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Rosemary, who had been for a few minutes half-conscious of this, turned in a conciliatory way to Topsy. “Would you like to be an actress when you grow up? I think you’d make a fine actress. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I did feel queer; he saw I did; but I think he was feeling the same. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Here is the pitcher; I think I have revived you sufficiently for the captain’s purpose. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H.G. Wells My dear, I don’t think I shall ever forget that dreadful encounter. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I call it a most horrid suggestion!” “And are you going to think of nothing but amusing yourself all your life?” he asked slowly. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Andrew Lang I think the best thing I can do with him is to hang him. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

M. P. Shiel There happened to travel in the rail-train with me a remarkable man: certainly, I think that I never beheld a larger human being, except in an exhibition. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Guy de Maupassant But you hardly think of these things, you men of to-day. Julie Romain by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Give her time, Adrienne, and I think you’ll find her sympathetic enough. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

H. Rider Haggard Laying my head against Sir Henry’s broad shoulder I burst into tears; and I think that I heard Good gulping away on the other side, and swearing hoarsely at himself for doing so. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

There are some of them,” continued Chief Inspector Heat, laying a peculiar stress on the word “them,” “who think you are already out of the world. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

H. G. Wells I couldn’t think of any other way of doing it. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

D. H. Lawrence So she COULDN’T think what to tell him that would interest him. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

As for food, it was vain to think of it. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Tell me what you think you remember. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Jules Verne Did escape occur to him? Did he examine to see if there were any practicable outlet from his prison? Did he think of escaping from it? Possibly; for once he walked slowly around the room. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

M. P. Shiel You think you love me more than me love you, Spiciewegiehotiu? You think so? Maybe me show you some day”—words which Spiciewegiehotiu afterwards recalled, and ever remembered. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Now the Boches seemed to think that Gervaise was stealing something which was rightfully theirs. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

John Galsworthy I have no doubt it has weighed with him, for — I say this for myself and I think for everyone present (hear, hear)— he enjoys our confidence in a high degree. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins Another woman’s child a consolation to me! Pah! it makes me sick to think of it. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

G. K. Chesterton I think this Budget is the greatest thing in English history. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Walter Scott And, now I think better on it, it will be best that thou pass for a Scottish recruit, who hath come straight down from his mountains, and hath not yet acquired our most Christian language. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

I ought to have seen about it earlier; but I did not think they would begin them quite so soon. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

W. H. Hudson Many monkeys seem ugly to us, but we think the lemurs beautiful, and greatly admire the marmosets, those hairy manikins with sprightly, bird-like eyes. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

To think that she should kiss anyone else! That she should love a stranger more than her father! It’s painful to imagine it. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

John Galsworthy What are you going to call your boy, if it IS one?” “We think Christopher, because of St. Paul’s and Columbus. Fleur wants him solid, and I want him enquiring. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

One wants to live, of course, indeed one only stays alive by virtue of the fear of death, but I think now, as I thought then, that it’s better to die violently and not too old. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Leslie Stephen There are many people here who are watching hundreds, and who think hundreds are watching them. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then with a deprecating smile: “After all, it is natural that the whole world should hasten to know what I think of such an episode. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Wilkie Collins If the Bow Street runners had come into the plantation just as I had completed the rifling of the desk I think I should have let them take me without making the slightest effort at escape. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Yes, I think his beard is only dyed black and his hair as well. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

She doesn’t think Nancy’s a boy, does she? Don’t you mean Henry?” “No,” Sybil said, “I mean Nancy. I don’t think it much matters about girl or boy. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Olaf Stapledon But think of that filthy camp we passed, and the messed-up valley, and our whole industrial civilization, and the war, and the Nazis. It’s very simple really. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne John Mangles, before his friends trusted themselves to this flax rope, tried it; he did not think it very strong; and it was of importance not to risk themselves imprudently, as a fall would be fatal. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle The dead are such good company that one may come to think too little of the living. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

D. H. Lawrence What did he talk to you about, then?” “Oh. Australia. He said he didn’t think we should really like it. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

So Herries would ride out on the Paladin to think of these questions, and would return in the evening, his head none the clearer. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

M. P. Shiel But better let me think it out fir“t for myself. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Abraham Merri And they are afraidbitterly afraid of the isles of ruins and what they think the ruins hide. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Ivan Turgenev Don’t take that sin upon your soul, Naum Ivanitch. Only think — the man was in despair — he didn’t know what he was doing. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Charles Stur As regards the treatment of their women, however, I think I have observed that they are subjected to harsher treatment when they are members of a large tribe than when fewer are congregated together. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Miles Franklin Just before we came in sight of Caddagat he came to a standstill, jumped to the ground, untied Warrigal, and put the reins in my hand, saying: “I think you can get home safely from here. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

E. Phillips Oppenheim I can’t think where these people find it. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

G. K. Chesterton It is not pertinent to my purpose to indicate what I think of the jest which Captain Dalroy and his friends have been playing upon you for the last few weeks. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Rudyard Kipling But think of the pleasure you give me, Monsieur! . Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

G. K. Chesterton I think Innocent Smith has an idea at the bottom of all this. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Willa Cather You might tell me next week, Miller, what you think science has done for us, besides making us very comfortable. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

If the skellums were strong enough to break in, I think that Mafudi’s men might be very angry. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

H.G. Wells Don’t you feel hungry?” “I think I do,” said the Angel slowly, still at the window; and then abruptly, “Somehow I can’t help thinking that ploughing must be far from enjoyable. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Robert Louis Stevenson I think I had the luck to be present at every sudden seizure during all the passage; and on this occasion found myself in the place of importance, supporting the sufferer. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ralph Waldo Emerson I think they never came to publication, except a few papers in the Dial. His sense of duty sent him to the war for the Union in the ranks. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Elizabeth Gaskell What she did think about was the pleasant surprise she should give her mother by the warm and pretty covering for her feet, which she hoped to present her with on her return home. Bessy’s Troubles at Home by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Charles Dickens But, we don’t think you could do it — speaking for Self and Craggs — and consequently don’t advise it. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Besides, there was the baby to think about. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

It is not because I would deny them a share of any pleasure I enjoy, but because they are so many and I am so few that I think they would get all the pleasure and I none. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

You think me a Catholic — I have brought you up as one for the preservation of our mutual lives, in a country where the confession of the true faith would infallibly cost both. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Ford Madox Ford What in the world would she think of this gentleman who had once made improper proposals to her; balked; said ‘So long!’ or perhaps not even ‘So long!’ And then walked off. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Another scream, but I think it was still the effect of the bomb. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle But really I think that we are wandering rather far from the point. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

E. Nesbi You know I’m going to do a lone adventure — and some people might think it wrong — I don’t. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

G. K. Chesterton It is awful to think that this world which so many poets have praised has even for a time been depicted as a man-trap into which we may just have the manhood to jump. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Colbert belonged to that school of politicians who think cleverness alone worthy of their admiration, and success the only thing worth caring for. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle Stapleton would not let it go unless he had reason to think that Sir Henry would be there. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

E. F. Benson But I think you have a little strip of grass somewhere, which you use for bowls, have you not? Presently I will walk around with you and see your domain. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Miss Bertha, I think you said. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

E. Phillips Oppenheim I don’t think I want to see him. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

We have learned to think the subject unfit for such free poetical treatment; Spenser’s age did not. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Wilkie Collins I don’t think myself the sermon is worth the sacrifice. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Andrew Lang But in case you should get into mischief in my absence, I think I had better put you to sleep. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle I don’t want to buck, but I think it’s a bit of a test for nerve. The Fiend of the Cooperage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle What think you, Pedro?” “I think, Edward, that the little man was very well able to take care of himself. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

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

So I think it will be best to keep silent — that is, if no money is left to her, and, as her father thought her dead, I don’t think there will be any. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Rudyard Kipling I think they are Indian gods, but I do not know why they are here. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

You think things will be restored, do you?” “The way of the world,” Anthony said. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then I broke my blue ribbon and began to drink again, but I think I should not have done it if Mary had been the same as ever. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Maria Edgeworth What can they know about countries? Better think of being friends to themselves, and friends to their friends. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth What must Mr L—— think of my stupidity? But he does not, I believe, perceive it: he is so much occupied with — with other objects. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

I do not — I would not think for a moment of asking you to leave Pine Inlet. I merely ventured to request you to walk on the dunes. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

I shall never get out of this bed again, Gwinny.” “What makes you think so?” “Look at me,” answered Nash. “See if you think it likely. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Edith Wharton But with a gentle tenacity she pursued: “It’s awfully generous of you to think of that. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

John Galsworthy As I told you, Mr. Desert is sudden; but I think he means what he says. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Mr Glynde I think you already know. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

William Makepeace Thackeray Snooks does not any more think it gentlemanlike to blackball attorneys. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Thomas Hardy What did you think of the inside of Hintock House the other day?” “I liked it much. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Yes, it was thrilling, but —” his voice suddenly grew serious and he looked grave, “I think then I felt fear. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In the first place, you haven’t been invited, and in the second place, I think a little gayety is good for you before you go back to school, and in the third place, I want you here with me. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Wilkie Collins We had nobody but our two selves to think of. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

D. H. Lawrence But I don’t think you liked me quite so much towards the end, did you? You did not like me when we left Paris. Why didn’t you? I love you very much. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell Anyways, don’t think you’re grieving me; because, love, that may sting you when I’m gone; and I’m not grieved, my darling. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Wilkie Collins We think they have put our Hero on horseback often enough. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Miles Franklin I don’t think much of any of the men around here. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

G. K. Chesterton And what is more, I think the more arbitrary and literal his word had been, the more he would keep it. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Caroline Lamb I too can sometimes pause to think whether the sacrifice I have made is not too great. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edith Wharton We soon discovered a common love of letters, and I think it was our main theme that evening. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

H. G. Wells He wasn’t not a ‘undred yards away! “I tell you I was that upset — I didn’t think what I was doing. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Miles Franklin I think it best to ignore all the scandal and it will die out. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Perhaps some vibration of her emotion fought its way into his consciousness, for he said suddenly: “We’re going to be good friends, aren’t we? Please don’t think I’m taking Emily away. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

H. G. Wells But I think we could do it now. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Jack London I don’t think much of Stephen Mackaye any more, though I used to swear by him. Lost Face by Jack London

Kate’s raft was ready; and she encouraged the captain to think that it would give both of them something to hold by in swimming, if not even carry double. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

H. G. Wells The early forms of socialism were attempts to think out and try out collectivist systems. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope And Bold is equally inclined to think that time has softened the asperities of the archdeacon’s character. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Now, you wouldn’t think women would fancy a man with a face like mine, would you?” “Oh, yes, Mr. Tate,” said I. “History is bright and fiction dull with homely men who have charmed women. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Jack London And it was required of me that this should be the gravest of responsibilities, for she was the one woman in the world — the one small woman, as I loved to think of her. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Algernon Blackwood Professor?” “I think it’s quite delicious, Mrs. LeVallon. It tempts me even to excess,” I added, facetious in my nervousness. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Sigmund Freud Large fleshy red tubercles are visible (which, even in the dream, make me think of haemorrhoids). The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

What will you do now, Jim?” “I must take the night to think the matter over,” he answered. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

It was madness to think of it. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells If it wasn’t for those empty ‘ouses, I’d think it all a dream. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Henry James Upon my word I think I have been very discreet. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One begins to think that these offers of pourparlers through a plenipotentiary were somewhat of a bluff, but do not, of course, suggest that. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Do I?” “You think one of the two’s yours — joy or misery,” Margaret said, “or both. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Rudyard Kipling What made you go away so suddenly?’ ‘I didn’t think you’d want me any more,’ she said, emboldened by his ignorance. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

We talk and think of little else. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Rudyard Kipling How, think you, will the Mohurrum go this year? I think that there will be trouble. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

O Mary, you cannot think how I hate it. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Elizabeth Gaskell I don’t think he is aware of it himself, but from one or two little things I have noticed, I should not wonder if he ends in being avaricious in his old age. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Henry David Thoreau I think I shall never revisit those scenes. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

George Meredith Was it credible? Was it possible to think of Alvan wounded?—the giant laid on his back and in the hands of the leech? Assuredly it was a mockery of all calculations. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Caroline Lamb Miss Monmouth admires, indeed I think loves him; yet she has not accepted his offer. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

John Galsworthy Aunt Hester, with her instinct for avoiding the unpleasant, here chimed in: Did Soames think they would make Mr. Chamberlain Prime Minister at once? He would settle it all so quickly. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

George Gissing Sibyl wants to give up the house, and I think she’s right. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Marjorie Bowen It was the day I found von Schulembourg. Truly I think we may trust the man that I remember,’ and Mastino faintly smiled. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

But there’s a thing that’s been on my mind, my dear, all these years, and I think I ought to tell you. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Oscar Wilde I don’t think papa likes it so much as he did at first, though he is very flattered at being sent such a pretty and ingenious toy. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle I think we’d be wise to stretch our legs and have a breath of air while we have the chance. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Gertrude Stein I think it would be best to ask a baker. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

I think you may be spared; I do indeed. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

Kate Chopin The old madame did not venture to say she was afraid they would be neglected during Leonce’s absence; she hardly ventured to think so. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells Perhaps you will think it silly of me, Mr. Bastaple, but last night before I went to bed I sat down to write my sister a letter and tell her all about things while they were fresh in my mind. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Andrew Lang What was to be done now? The King determined to think of a still more impossible task. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Don’t you allow me enough soul to make a ghost of?” I think it was the nasty tone that caused Bunter to stop short and turn about. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope If he can be made to speak, then I think we shall get at it. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Sir Walter Scott I could not part with her without tears, and I cannot bear that these men should think they have power to extort them. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

You think that we are of another world. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

It was simply that he was at the age when he could not think of two things at the same time. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Henry James I was unable to think what to say — some things seemed too wide of the mark and others too importunate. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Rudyard Kipling Will you go on, sir?’ ‘No, I think it will be all right. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Ford Madox Ford You would almost think all-wise Authority snowed under and broke the backs of Commanding Officers with papers in order to relieve their minds of affording alternative interests . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Marjorie Bowen Monsieur, but I was saying I think I should not have the heart to seek another place. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Arthur Machen I used to think of such things in the old days at Oxford; ‘old Bill,’ the tutor, used to praise my essays, but I never wrote anything like this. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was a very common case, but she evidently seemed to think it had been peculiar. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

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]

G. K. Chesterton To think that such a view involves the negation of honesty is like thinking that red is green, because the two fade into each other in the colours of the rainbow. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Algernon Blackwood I think her great desire just then was to utter her own thought more fully before she passed. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

From that time forward I think I may say without boasting that I have been as successful as any man of my age has a right to expect to be. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Every time she was given a commission the strong desire seized her to accomplish it promptly and well, and she was unable to think of anything but the task before her. Mother by Maksim Gorky

E. F. Benson But perhaps you’re right, and I think tomorrow I’ll send a line to the Padre and say that I am really too busy to be on the committee, and beg him to ask Elizabeth instead. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Nathaniel Hawthorne That would be a good idea; in fact, I think it must be done so and no otherwise. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

And to think what long months he has been kept there, Stephen’s prisoner! Twelve. Twelve, as I’m alive. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Jules Verne But when he perceived that, not content with the old domain, you seemed to think of encroaching upon his, then indeed his anger burst forth. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Charles Dickens Are we ever coming up again together? I think not; the partition and I are so long about it that I really do believe we have overdone it this time. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope Do not, however, think that I quarrel with you, my darling. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins I think I have got my instructions now?” The lawyer nodded, and looked at my mistress, who bowed her head to him. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He left yesterday morning — at least I think —” She broke off. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

I used to think that if the other two died I could have lived with Aunt Cathie. But existing in that house was like just not suffocating under a kind of moral bindweed. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Dared she have done this if you had been by? I think she would; because your good sense and good taste would have been instantly her defenders. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

George MacDonald To see her with any thoughtless, obstinate, or irritable little one, was to think of a tender grandmother. Lilith by George MacDonald

The dark, and often blindless windows, make one think of want and hunger, and of ill-clothed human beings, lacking so much of the happiness of life. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

And here I think I had better stop, leaving Dr. Jervis to relate the sequel. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

William Makepeace Thackeray Being homo, I think if I were a cabman myself, I might sometimes stretch a furlong or two in my calculation of distance. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

H. G. Wells Wonderful thing, Wilderspin, if you come to think of it. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Abraham Merri But I think I’m getting the trick. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

And “No,” Anthony said obstinately, “I think it was a lion. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]