Phrases with "thought"

Rudyard Kipling The full moon rose over the steaming swamps, and the Admiral gazing upon it thought less of Judson and more of the softer emotions. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Getting into the skirts of the village again, I thought I heard the shrieks of my beloved. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Radclyffe Hall He knew little about women, and the little he did know was restricted to episodes that he thought best forgotten. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The probable fate of Marya Ivánofna rose vividly before my imagination, and my heart failed me as I thought of it. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Charles Dickens Then, checking himself, he thought before he spoke again: “Norah, for your missus’s sake I don’t want to go to extremities. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Dougal, I could see, thought me daft, but I’m sane enough. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Mary Webb Seeing Hazel wandering thus so near his own domain, he thought she had come in the hope of seeing him. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

It seemed to drop out so naturally that I thought you might have said the same to Miss Black.” “Certainly I might. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

William Morris Somewhat, as the days passed, it misgave her that she had beguiled the Bear-folk to deem her their God; and she considered and thought how she might atone it. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

He had, however, been saying he’d got a touch of lumbago and thought he ought to have some electric treatment for it. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Machen The thought and style both wakened memory, the cadences were familiar and beloved. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Then she said something which he thought uncalled for, as well as disputable. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

So he, Mangan, must wait until the police had found out a bit more and, with the hot weather now prevailing, he thought with a grin that should be very soon. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

As to his returning to school, they both thought that question might be left with the boy himself. A Curious Experience by Ellen Wood [1883]

H.P. Lovecraft Noises still continued in Federal Street, and as I glanced behind me I thought I saw a gleam of light near the building through which I had escaped. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

George Meredith I thought her unique till I heard of you. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell I thought I would consult him about my dilemma with Mrs. Rose, who, I was afraid, would be deeply affected by my engagement. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Rudyard Kipling In one case my informant said that he thought of distance actually covered as a clear white tape; distance to the next haltingplace ran forward along the ground like a misty web or skein. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

But his mind was troubled, for he thought also, or he felt without thinking, that had the positions been changed he would have seen her at twice the distance. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Charles Dickens Vendale. Yes. I have several times, lately, thought it droll that I should once have had a client of that name. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Henry James He thought at this time no more of Mrs. Headway; he only reflected that these stately objects had for at least a hundred years furnished a background to a great deal of heavy history. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

M. R. James Little had I thought to add such an entry to them as I must now. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Elizabeth Gaskell She thought she should see it blaze forth sudden and glorious, if she were but full of faith. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

I thought he would have rolled off his seat. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

I don’t know what he can have thought of his grisly letters when he saw them again. The Romance of His Life by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

George Gissing I thought you’d be different today. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

I may be wrong, but I thought this family looked at us once or twice as though they thought we were seeing a little more of the Italians absolutely chez eux than strangers ought to be allowed to see. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Wilkie Collins Ill as I am, I should have thought that nothing could amuse me. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

But before the door closed on her she looked back, and, with a persuasive smile, remarked that she had told all she knew, or thought she knew at the time. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

The more I thought of it, the more I seemed to feel that there was in it some deeper meaning than I, in my confusion, had observed at the time. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

I thought of the invisible sun ready to set into the sea, of the peons riding away, and of our helpless, hopeless state. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

He felt that Catherine’s soul, incapable of even the thought of evil, shamed and made unreal the temptation which had seemed till just now one which could only be resisted by flight. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Those who would home again thought the time too long till the rich gifts had all been made. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Willa Cather She preferred to keep the house just as her husband built it, and she thought her way of living good enough for plain people. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

External existence then resembles a sleep of which this thought is the dream. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Olaf Stapledon Far commoner, and seemingly universal, is the distortion of thought and will by repressed needs. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

I suppose they thought so, too. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

A he-man star said how grand he thought all the other he-man stars. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

I thought it was the other you liked. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I did not do justice to Lamancha’s speech, for I thought of Lombard all through it. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Hope The position wherein I stood does not appear very favourable to thought; yet for the next moment or two I thought profoundly. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Edgar Allan Poe An inquiry will afford us amusement,” (I thought this an odd term, so applied, but said nothing) “and, besides, Le Bon once rendered me a service for which I am not ungrateful. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Old Duffham may choose to deny it now he’s grown older, but he thought her superior then to the whole world. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Henry James Felix thought him very transparent, and indeed he was so; he could neither simulate nor dissimulate. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

He thought upon the sunlit fields and reedy watercourses with regret, and saw little in the hills but a rough waste scarred with rock and sour with mosses. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

E. F. Benson It had gone like one of Thurso’s headaches, as if the tap had been turned off, and after the ball he had shown no sign that he thought he ought to go back North again. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

George Gissing For a minute or two I thought I’d found your uncle; I really did. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

William Hope Hodgson And I perceived surely that the time was come when I should make an utter parting from the Great Redoubt; and the thought came very heavy upon me. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Elizabeth Gaskell He thought her haughty; she was only miserable. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Charles Dickens They had finished their task before night, and then I thought myself comparatively safe. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Mark Twain And many and many a time he thought of his loved ones at home, and wondered if all was well with them. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Willa Cather He was content to leave the tangle to other hands; he thought of his Alexandra’s strong ones. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Willa Cather When he was with her, he thought how she was to be the one who would put him right with the world and make him fit into the life about him. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Willa Cather They thought he must be a year and a half, because he was so big, but Mrs. O’Brien always said he didn’t have enough teeth for that. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Philosophies are intimate parts of the universe, they express something of its own thought of itself. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

H.P. Lovecraft We used to laugh at him, for we knew him from his birth though he thought himself a King’s son. The Quest of Iranon by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Henry James But it made her think a little, and the thought found utterance, with unconscious irony, in the simple interrogation: “Mona?” “Why not? She’s a brute. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

He did whatever he thought was immediately necessary, then walked away and downstairs, to fetch assistance. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

E. F. Benson But there was no explanation of this forthcoming, either, and the outlines of thought grew more blurred and hazy, until I lost consciousness altogether. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

George Gissing The truth is I thought a good deal of the other—of Mr. Cobb. But I knew that I couldn’t marry him. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

What? trowe ye, whiles that I may preche And wynne gold and silver when I teche, That I wil lyve in povert wilfully? Nay, nay, I thought it never trewely. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

H. G. Wells He had not thought much of that at the time, but now that he heard himself say it, it seemed quite a good idea. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Thomas Hardy She thought she could meet him, and accustom herself to the spectacle. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Alfred Ainger Only in the use of the Indian weed he might be thought a little excessive. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Charles Dickens I thought I entered the Cathedral, and went in and out among its many arches: traversing its whole extent. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

William Morris So I thought I might never see you again, and that seemed uncomfortable to me, and — and so I came after you. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

I’ve seen the ill of it in my days,’ she says, ‘and if I thought you’d tumble into it I’d hardly rest quiet in the grave where you be so soon a-going to place me. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

The first thing he thought about was carrots. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

I’ll never forget her joy when I first bought a small bookcase and sent it to her home one morning, full of the books I thought she would like and ought to read. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

I thought I ought to get the reward, if only because the red-faced man would probably have to pay it. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Guy de Maupassant But Count de Mascaret thought that the situation was lasting too long, and he touched her on the shoulder. Useless Beauty (L’Inutile Beauté) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

This evidently destroys the precedent reasoning, concerning the cause of thought or perception. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle I saw your advertisement, and I thought it might be a plant, or it might be the ring which I wanted. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

He thought he would give Kitty one last chance, so when she was already cloaked, waiting with Mrs Killer for the carriage, he drew her aside. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Oswald followed, as he thought that from Morgan’s babblings he might learn something. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope Such a thought had never occurred to him before. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She knew there had been no time for any human being to remove those which she thought she had seen and put hers in their places. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

You know, I begin to be sorry for Walter Whitmore. He couldn’t really have given a thought to Jammy, or he wouldn’t have been so quick to shove Searle into the river. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Wilkie Collins I might have been deceived by the lamp-light; but I thought I saw a flash of expression under her heavy eyelids, charged with such intensity of angry suspicion that it startled me. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Leslie Stephen The jolly hunting and drinking squires round Binfield thought him, he says, a well-disposed person, but unluckily disqualified for their rough modes of enjoyment by his sickly health. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

In the corridor, as I was making for the sheets, who should I meet but Dora. She thought that I was going to make changes in my costume, to fit me for the smoking-room. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

I thought that many of the faces looked quite imbecile. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Marjorie Bowen He thought then never to return, and here he was, thrust in alone, and his madness on him. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle If this were his impulse he overcame it, and sat lost in thought for a minute or more with the papers in his hand. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Leon Trotsky I thought it over for a moment, and consented. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Guy de Maupassant She thought two or three times that she was going to fall, so numbed and weak did she feel. The First Snowfall (La Première Neige) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

James Joyce They thought they had only a girl to deal with and that therefore, they could ride roughshod over her. Dubliners by James Joyce

F. Scott Fitzgerald He pretended they were this and that, and falling in with his own plot, and drinking too much to sustain the illusion, and all this time the women, thought only that this was a windfall from heaven. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bram Stoker Alas! How can I disbelieve! In the midst of my thought my eye fell on the red scar on my poor darling’s white forehead. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Andrew Lang Suddenly an idea entered his mind, which he thought might save him still. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The morning had been hot and bright, but the wind had shifted, and I thought we might soon run into dirty weather. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Even Adam analyzed not his blunder, But thought he had slipped on a peal of thunder! –G.J. INGRATE, n. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

D. H. Lawrence Meg thought them very ridiculous. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis He thought of this tremendous steamer, pounding the waves. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

And Mr. Powell, being young, thought naively that the captain being married, there could be no occasion for anxiety as to his condition. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Out of this must all that is alive and genial in thought go. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

Having bumped against the wall in walking backwards, he thought he was being attacked from behind. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I thought that I would give Tennant another try. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Joseph Furphy He was getting uneasy about his paddock; and he thought Spanker might be at some inconvenience. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

She had taken Mabel’s information at its true worth, which I fear was but small; but she felt annoyed that both Mabel and Mr. Alwynn should have thought it necessary to warn her. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Here were many useful beasts for food and burden, fowls also in plenty, and fish near the sea-coasts, and the people eat flesh, so that I thought myself amongst mankind again. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

H. G. Wells Everywhere a larger proportion of people, especially in the younger generation, set itself to learn new ways of living and abandoned the thought of returning to the old routines. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Then in one lightning flash of thought he made up his mind what he would do. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Viat. Why, Sir, whats the skin worth? Hunt. ’Tis worth ten shillings to make gloves; the gloves of an Otter are the best fortification for your hands against wet weather that can be thought of. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She thought of the robin as one of the people. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

I thought you might be of some use to me. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Arthur Morrison Would not Dicky like to work regularly every day, asked Father Sturt, and earn wages? Dicky could see no graceful answer but the affirmative; and in sober earnest he thought he would. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing I haven’t given much thought to you since then, but I’ve got hold of what I wanted, as I knew I should. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing I’ve thought about you a great deal; in fact, since we first met, my chief occupation has been thinking about you. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Gertrude Stein A tiger a rapt and surrounded overcoat securely arranged with spots old enough to be thought useful and witty quite witty in a secret and in a blinding flurry. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

That was a pheasant’s feather I saw inside on the mantelshelf that he’d been cleaning his cigarette holder with, and I thought it looked pretty fresh. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

The door was open, and, as I climbed the turret stairs, I thought I heard her call me. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

William Hope Hodgson And I had no thought to deny this thing, when that it was clear to my brain; but set rather that we should have some way to fight the Monster, if that we did be discovered. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Lucy Maud Montgomery But for the rest of the week she talked picnic and thought picnic and dreamed picnic. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Charles Kingsley The man was a tall, handsome, broad-shouldered, high-bred man; and Amyas thought that he was going to display the strength of his arm, and the temper of his blade, in severing the chain at one stroke. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

D.H. Lawrence He thought rather of the woman in the boat. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft Then he thought of the “Materia”— in the myriad Phaleron jugs on the other side of the room. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Sir Richard Burton But I understood not what they said and thought that this was a dream and a vision which had betided me for stress of concern and chagrin. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope But sometimes, when I have seen you waiting on the people about the house, I’ve thought it wasn’t quite right. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne It may be imagined what were the apprehensions of Jolivet and Blount, when they thought of the combustible liquid on which the raft floated. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Old Duff turned himself and his cane about, saying the colours looked brighter by daylight than waxlight; and he had not thought it possible the night before that they could do it. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Leslie Stephen Pope’s friend, Caryll, thought that it might be appeased if the young poet would turn the whole affair into friendly ridicule. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Edith Wharton Don Gervaso’s words came back to him with deepening significance, and he thought how truly the old chaplain’s prayer had been fulfilled. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Charles Kingsley Had he not a right to suspect that they were there by her appointment; that she was going to escape with them? And would not Eustace use his power? The thought of the Inquisition crossed their minds. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

M. R. James He thought he must have passed Number 13 without noticing it. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

I’ll keep him from ruin, I thought, I’ll wean him from the glass! You wait a bit, thought I; very well, Emelyanoushka, you may stay, only you must behave yourself; you must obey orders. An Honest Thief by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1848]

Charles Kingsley I should have thought His light was as near us here as anywhere, and nearer too, by the look of the place. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Ford Madox Ford She thought him the most extraordinary man: as mad as he was odious. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Henry James I was completely mistaken about you at Baden; I thought all manner of evil of you — or at least I said it. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

He thought of putting on his waterproof and walking in the rain; walking in the rain could be a delightful thing. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Roger thought that he had never tasted anything so delicious in his life. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Gaston Leroux I entered the box and said what I thought necessary. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

As soon as all was dark I crept softly across the yard, mounted the wall--not without a tremor, as I thought of what my fate would be if I should overbalance, and retraced my steps round the house. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

E. F. Benson I thought he would like to know that, but apparently he had known it all day. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Arthur Morrison No doubt he merely asked the man whether Janissary was keeping well, and was thought good enough to win, for I find he is backing it pretty heavily. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Grizzel thought it, and put herself into a paroxysm of fear. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Abraham Merri I thought that so might Euridice have followed her lover up from the Land of Shades in another long and long ago. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

George Gissing I thought of going straight to my brother, but there is the dreadful thought that he might not believe me. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Machen I thought of the lonely place, deep in the valley of the ashtrees, of the lonely hills and lands about it. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Several times the same thing occurred, and she only marked it by the same reflection; till the whole ringlet waved back, and she thought she saw my breast heave. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Then why was Raffles going to desert us all? I thought of many thingslastly of a cab. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Sinclair Lewis He thought about trying to kiss her, but the Infinite shot a warning to him. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis He thought she was a hayseed, she worried. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan He thought with joy: “If I make my seventy thousand francs, I can pay for it”— and he began to dream of all the things he would do when he got the money. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Of the lady of whom all this was said, and for whom all this was written, the family name has not been thought worth preserving. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

For a moment I thought it cleared up things. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope I thought I wasn’t doing my duty by you. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant THE next morning brought no letters except from Susan. Fordham, if so true as Lady Western called him, was not, Vincent thought with bitterness, acting as an honourable man should in this emergency. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

With me! — the rapturous thought — the terrible conviction! With me! Mejnour, canst thou wonder that I would save her from myself? A moment in the life of ages — a bubble on the shoreless sea. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Sinclair Lewis Seems as though this last five years I haven’t thought of anything but selling cars and playing golf. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne So thought the old Puritans. What was their mode of action may be partly judged from the spectacles which now pass before your eyes. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Charles Dickens And it is thought by pupils that, after pupils are gone to bed, they even call one another by their christian names in the quiet little parlour. Tom Tiddler’s Ground by Charles Dickens [1861]

That thought supported them all. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Charles Dickens I thought you was, perhaps,’ said the man. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

I thought I had got him, and was going to jump up and run towards him, when I saw that I was counting my chickens before they were hatched. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Dissolveth like a dream of night away;   Though present in distempered gloom of thought And deadly weariness of heart all day. The City of Dreadful Night by James Thomson

H. Rider Haggard And his two sons, Gizur and Mord, stared also at Gudruda, for they thought her most wonderfully fair. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Algernon Blackwood He read the words on the printed page and took in their meaning superficially, yet without starting into life the correlations of thought and suggestions that should accompany interesting reading. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Tod could see why Faye thought him handsome. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

George Gissing And I thought you—just a little critical. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Miles Franklin When you lost your fortune I was willing to accede to your request, as I thought you wanted me; but now that you are rich again you will not need me. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Jules Verne But, if he thought of these possibilities, he did not betray the fact by any outward sign. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

As her brother was then soon expected over, Mrs Alworth thought that to wait for his approbation was a proper compliment. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Now neither L. nor the Writer desired to become the happy proprietor of an ancient Egyptian; but the papyrus was a thing to be thought of. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Miles Franklin I was unnerved to have enraged people whom I had not thought of when writing, as well as others that I had not even heard of. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

H. Rider Haggard Men thought this a mad saying, but Asmund said it should be so. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells I thought some drink might revive him; but there was neither drink nor vessel in which to bring drink at hand. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

The thought of Julia passed flickeringly through his mind and disappeared again. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Yule-day, when men were full, they fared out and searched for the shepherd; they first went to Glam's cairn, because men thought that from his deeds came the loss of the herdsman. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every one pities me so and I hate it! I thought I saw the same look in your face. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I thought perhaps you could push his carriage. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

H. G. Wells No German would have thought of soufflé. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Gissing Why, their vino di Vesuvio is for all the world like cider; I thought at first I was being swindled—not an impossible thing in these regions. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Then I observed that sisters were bringing out tea or medicines to some of the patients and I thought I saw a chance of a move. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

George Gissing Of course he no longer loved her, say what he might; at most he thought of her with a feeling of compassion—not strong enough to overcome his dislike of exertion. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A Treasury note given to a maître d’hôtel with influence, he thought nothing of—it was an investment which was to return him value later on. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He thought of some of the early effects of his birthmark. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edith Wharton Its door was ajar, and she thought this of good augury: her forebears were waiting for her. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

William Makepeace Thackeray I once went into a church at Rome at the request of a Catholic friend, who described the interior to be so beautiful and glorious, that he thought (he said) it must be like heaven itself. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Andrew Lang Of course it is true that many of Martial’s lyrics would be thought disgusting in any well-regulated convict establishment. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

They got married in secret down in Northamptonshire.’ ‘But I thought he was going to marry the King of France’s sister. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Henry Kingsley How would all these quiet folks talk of her tomorrow morning? That was not to be thought of. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Sinclair Lewis You thought of football, later tempered by tennis. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

There was a dash of rain, and we thought the storm had begun; but that ended it, as so many times this summer a dash of rain has ended a storm. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Abraham Merri Are you one of these?” Kenton thought swiftly. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

No doubt he thought that in that moment he was being formidable, but as a matter of fact to Jaikie he had ceased to be even impressive. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Thomas Hardy The path that was to be made from the hill to the park is not to be thought of. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

However, one and the same thought tormented both the young men. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Nancy had the front bed-chamber, which Lavinia thought rather the best, and so gave it up to her; Lavinia took the back one. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Willa Cather She thought dancing and card-playing dangerous pastimes — only rough people did such things when she was a girl in Vermont — and “worldliness” only another word for wickedness. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

They act in the literal sense of ‘Take no thought for the morrow, but let the morrow take care of itself. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Andrew Lang He thought this time it was all up with him. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Then when Larose allowed him to pay for the port wine they both had he thought the exdetective was quite the finest fellow in the world. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Andrew Lang She did so, but almost immediately turned round and looked out of the window at the sea, and said, “I saw a ship so distinctly I thought it must be a reflection. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

And, smothering a laugh as I thought of the tongue-tied Fergus, I began to talk. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Ivan Turgenev Arrest them I did, but one of them, crazy he must have been, thought fit to defend himself, and treated me to the arrow. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins Not to be thought of for an instant. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jonathan Swif I said nothing grieved me but that they would take example, and perhaps presume upon it, and get out of my government; but that I thought I was not obliged to govern bears, though I governed men. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

William Godwin It happened one night that the queen’s lap-dog died; and the thought struck Fadlallah that he would animate the corpse of this animal. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Andrew Lang When he had eaten and drunk as much as he could he thought to himself, ‘Why shouldn’t I put a loaf of bread in my pocket? I shall be glad of it to-morrow. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang