Phrases with "thousand"

James Payn He made five thousand pounds or so, it seems, in a few weeks at gold-digging, and I should think he was in a fair way to spend it in almost as short a period. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

John Galsworthy A thousand pities that he could not wait, say half an hour, and just walk in. Over the River by John Galsworthy

That sum of forty pounds seemed to be doing wonders: I told Grizzel I could not have made a thousand go as far. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Virginia Woolf Ten thousand pounds is not at all a beggarly sum when it has to be collected from the purses of the poor, from the bodies of the young. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Robert Louis Stevenson And the care of his sons, as it was always a grave subject of study with him, and an affair never neglected, so it brought him a thousand satisfactions. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling Ten thousand leagues to southward, And thirty years removed — They knew not noble Valdez, But me they knew and loved. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Rafael Sabatini I need but a thousand francs ——’ ‘Not a thousand sous, not a single sou from me. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

More than twenty thousand sight-seers came to visit the street that day. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Walter Scott Moncada’s fortune will enable me to allow five thousand pounds to the friend who should aid me in my difficulties. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Wilkie Collins He is at the head of his profession; he is said to be making ten thousand a year; and he knows no more about it than I do. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

And when the factories of Petrograd were about to close down for lack of coal, the sailors of the Baltic Fleet turned over to the workers two hundred thousand poods from the bunkers of battle-ships. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Henry Fielding He was a friend, and an excellent friend too, to my husband, long before I was acquainted with him, and he hath done him a thousand good offices. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope Sir Harry’s first idea of a price was very noble; all debts to be paid, a thousand a year for the present, and Scarrowby to be attached to the title. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

I was to be away three months, and was to be paid five thousand pounds and my expenses for my trouble. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am paying ten thousand a year towards the upkeep of this house, and I’ve told you that, for the present, you needn’t pay a penny. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

A thousand waxen lights gleamed along the board, at which sat lord and noble and knight and squire in goodly array. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Kate Chopin Within the precincts of her home she felt like one who has entered and lingered within the portals of some forbidden temple in which a thousand muffled voices bade her begone. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

There were perhaps a thousand men at the barracks, and a score or so of women, apart from the militiamen’s wives who did the cooking. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Symptomatically, that is more significant than the mere fact that five thousand novels are published in England every year and four thousand nine hundred of them are tripe. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Willa Cather I wasn’t hurt, but the violin, lying across my knees, was smashed into a thousand pieces. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

She insisted that her husband should purchase the hotel on which she had spent so much, where she had housed five hundred thousand francs’ worth of furniture. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle They fought well, these Prussians, and eight thousand of them were left upon the field. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

In a short time he cleared the bank: a thousand louis. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Virginia Woolf Shakespeare’s indecency uproots a thousand other things in one’s mind, and is far from being dull. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

H. G. Wells They laid their guns as deliberately as if they had been on parade, and fired at about a thousand yards’ range. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Charles Dickens It might have been twenty thousand pound. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Jules Verne But at length, at the height of a thousand feet, a very violent breeze swept to the northwestward. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Anthony Trollope Of course you have stabbed me with a thousand daggers when you have told me from time to time of your love for Violet. You have been very cruel — needlessly cruel. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Mme. de Berny, with her inalienable devotion, joined with him in the new venture, contributing nine thousand francs as her share. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Geoffrey Chaucer And Phebus dyed hath hir treses grete, Lyk to the stremes of his burned heete; And if that excellent was hir beautee, A thousand foold moore vertuous was she. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Arthur Conan Doyle I have heard that Montpezat is of no great strength, and that there are two hundred thousand crowns in the castle. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arnold Bennett But even with only twenty thousand francs left out of three hundred thousand, he held closely to the belief that natural laws would in his case somehow be suspended. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jack London All this I saw, and my brain now working rapidly, I thought a thousand thoughts; and yet I could not pull the triggers. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

The leafy boughs of the tall trees waved gracefully, and each wind of heaven wafted a thousand sweets. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope The arrangement would make the difference of considerably more than a thousand a year to him. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Now, Lord Ongar has — heaven knows what — perhaps sixty thousand a year. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton We forget that the bare proposition of an eternity of happiness is by its very nature ten thousand times more optimistic than ten thousand pagan saturnalias. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

George Gissing Why had Waymark failed her?—she could do no more than repeat the question a thousand times, till the faculty of self-communing forsook her. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

You call a thousand pounds respectable, and a shekel despicable. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is easy to see that what is best written or done by genius in the world, was no man’s work, but came by wide social labor, when a thousand wrought like one, sharing the same impulse. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Jules Verne However, the trip from Calcutta to Hong Kong only comprised some three thousand five hundred miles, occupying from ten to twelve days, and the young woman was not difficult to please. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith I have a thousand schemes—projects. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

And then he mentioned casually, as if it were quite an afterthought, that Hester had sold it for a thousand pounds. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

If the accusation were a thousand times false, it would make no difference to the fact. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Nine thousand yeomen lay there slain and thereto twelve good knights of Dankwart’s men. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Thus far it has lain dormant; it has been concealed under a thousand false and unnatural habits, arising from your strange native customs. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Our hide-house was a large building, made of rough boards, and intended to hold forty thousand hides. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Theodore Dreiser Dr. Hooper presumed that three hundred thousand would do it all handsomely — lens, telescope, land, machinery, building — a great monument. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James I don’t care a fig for the beastly way she used me — I forgive it all a thousand times over!” Mrs. Wix raised her voice as she had never raised it; she quite triumphed in her lucidity. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson The two last are really conterminous; and in both are tall and ancient trees that have outlived a thousand political vicissitudes. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain The Queen’s Jubilee last year, the invasion of the Reichsrath by the police, and now this murder, which will still be talked of and described and painted a thousand a thousand years from now. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Jules Verne Of the two thousand men who had engaged with the two columns of the enemy, the bases of which rested on Tomsk and Omsk, only a few hundred remained. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Mark Twain They count it in reis at a thousand to the dollar, and this makes them rich and contented. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

They stray away hundreds of miles — probably a thousand — who is to know? Possibly they are sold. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

But on the heights above, the battle was burning brightly enough; a thousand lights kindled and expired in every second of time. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Benjamin Disraeli The memory of a thousand acts of kindness, of a thousand soft and soothing traits of affection, recurred to him with a freshness which startled as much as it pleased him. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Theodore Dreiser This man called up a thousand memories. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope So he told himself now, and so he had told himself a thousand times. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells As if there wasn’t a thousand things that were never heard. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Their written law begins by stating that the world was many thousand years old when the present race of men was formed, which, curiously enough, agrees with the researches of modern geology. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Rudyard Kipling I went away thinking about Khem Singh who had once made history with a thousand followers, and would have been a princeling but for the power of the Supreme Government aforesaid. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Gertrude Stein I would like a thousand most most. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Andrew Lang Her large library of some four thousand works of the lightest sort of light literature was bound by Biziaux. Mr. Toovey possesses the Brantome of this dame galante. The Library by Andrew Lang

We know that a thousand pounds would be nothing to Mr Carrados, and he knows that a thousand pounds are everything to us. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

A chilling east wind was blowing up the sand and it stung like a thousand needles against his face. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Elizabeth Von Arnim A thousand times a day Rose wished she had let Frederick alone. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

H. G. Wells Such methods of adjustment have been laid aside in Utopia for more than a thousand years. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

I will give the duke the eighty thousand francs; to this amount I will add the interest on this sum since I have had it, and — we shall be free of all obligation. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Charles Dickens Two thousand English crossed; three thousand, four thousand, five. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Isabella Bird The thousand acts of attention which gentlemen, by rigid usage, are compelled to tender to ladies, are received by them without the slightest acknowledgment, either by word or gesture. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Tobias Smolle This ridiculous oddity danced up to the table at which we sat, and, after a thousand grimaces, asked my friend by the name of Mr. Medlar, if we were not engaged upon business. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Robert Louis Stevenson But the wheels of an interview are at the mercy of a thousand ruts; and even at Otto’s entrance, the first jolt occurred. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Wallace Then he was a hundred and eighty million miles away, and a thousand seconds must passnearly seventeen minutes — before his voice could reach through space to the man who was listening. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Henry Kingsley Instantly! do you hear? I wouldn’t,” she continued to herself when Al Wright was gone, “face Lord Saltire alone after this for a thousand pounds. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Charles Dickens If Vendale had been over head and ears in love before — a phrase not to be taken as implying the faintest doubt about it — this dinner plunged him down in love ten thousand fathoms deep. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

George Gissing She complained to me of a thousand acts of tyranny—every one of them, I could see, merely a piece of rude commonsense. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope She would use all her influence to attain that position — if only she could bring herself to feel assured that the thousand a year would be forthcoming. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang But as he laughed a loud crash was heard, the window fell into a thousand pieces, a gold ring glittered in the air, and the princess stood before the enchanter. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope I wouldn’t have them condoling with me, and rejoicing in their sleeves, for a thousand pounds. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

I have indulged in no high-flown phrases with you because I don’t care for them except when they are written; but I have given you a thousand proofs of my affection. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

At this moment it is worth for you a thousand Damaralands.’ The man was really interested and the Under–Secretary, too, pricked up his ears. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Jules Verne The barometer showed twenty-three thousand feet in altitude. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Margaret Oliphant He had a thousand experiences of mankind, and knew how their minds could be worked upon and their imaginations inflamed, and their ambitions roused. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sinclair Lewis But most of its three thousand members use it as a cafe in which to lunch, play cards, tell stories, meet customers, and entertain out-of town uncles at dinner. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald Let’s sell all the bonds and put the thirty thousand dollars in the bank — and if we lose the case we can live in Italy for three years, and then just die. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Edith Wharton Life in Paris had roused in Vance a thousand new curiosities and activities. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

H. G. Wells We should go towards the Schoellenen gorge, and as we went, our fresh morning senses would gather together a thousand factors for our impression of this more civilised world. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Anthony Trollope If you will sign certain documents, which I would advise you to do in the presence of your own lawyer, there will be twenty-five thousand pounds for you. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells Not such kids that we can’t spend twenty-two thousand a year on ourselves and bring a child into the world. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

A thousand stories were circulated, talked over, corrected, and added to by the ill-natured and malicious — some abominably absurd, others simply idiotic. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

The second part covered fifty-five miles, besides the ascent of the mountain to a height of about five thousand feet: the mapper also increased this figure to 59 2/3. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Theodore Dreiser Lester disposed of an additional fifteen thousand dollars worth of securities in order to follow this venture to its logical and profitable conclusion. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The general, in his letter to Charles the Fifth, admits three thousand slain; most accounts say six, and some swell the amount yet higher. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arnold Bennett He was a just and unmerciful judge of his father, against whom he had a thousand grievances. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Virginia Woolf Directly we glance at eyes and forehead, we have to admit a thousand disagreeables which it is the aim of every good biographer to ignore. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Henry Adams Between Gurney’s classical courses and Torrey’s modern ones, lay a gap of a thousand years, which Adams was expected to fill. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

And, in short, a thousand things in those games are mere novelties. Symposiacs by Plutarch

We have thirty thousand a year, remember. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

My intendant has prepared the orders of a thousand livres, drawn upon the cities of the south; he will give you a hundred of them. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Charles Dickens He couldn’t stay for the wedding, having a few appointments to keep at the irreconcilable distance of about four thousand miles. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

A thousand times would I have shed my own blood, drop by drop, to have saved their lives; but I could not, my father, indeed I could not sacrifice the whole human race. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Virginia Woolf In Greece one was always going back two thousand years. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Rafael Sabatini You are worth a thousand guineas to any man. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Jules Verne The capacity of this interior balloon was only sixty-seven thousand cubic feet: it was to float in the fluid surrounding it. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Augustine Birrell The total number of its dead is estimated at sixty-eight thousand five hundred and ninety-six. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Thomas Wolfe Seventy-five thousand dollars . You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Andrew Lang During that time my life is dependent on the little worm’s life, so that a bird can eat me, a child can pick me with the berries and trample under foot my thousand years of life. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Item, a maiden who believes in education and possesses it, with a few hundred thousand dollars to boot and a taste for slumming. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

It penetrated the freezing city cut by the freezing river, the splendid city with its towers and domes, its quays and bridges and its thousand spires. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Henry Lawson Macquarie was a bad egg, and it don’t alter the case if he was dead a thousand times. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Jules Verne A thousand conjectures crowded upon them. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

A thousand doughty knights soon stood well clad. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Arnold Bennett Within a week fifty thousand women in forty counties had pictured to themselves this osculation of intellects, and shrugged their shoulders, and decided once more that men were incomprehensible. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Walter Besant In war, even in civil war, which is fiercer and more sanguinary, there are a thousand chances. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

H.G. Wells One must hunger and thirst and be tormented with a thousand desires. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Ten thousand pounds should be an easy touch there. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

H. G. Wells There are a thousand dangers and difficulties. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

E. F. Benson She has agreed, and sent me a cheque for a thousand this evening. The Cat by E. F. Benson

Olaf Stapledon From the strange little magic that the ancients had known in amber they developed a mightier magic for their telegraph, telephone, radio and all our thousand electrical ingenuities. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis Four thousand is a pretty big income for this town. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser Wouldn’t you take three hundred thousand dollars in cash now and consider this thing closed?” “One million,” replied Purdy, looking sternly at the ceiling. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Thirty thousand pounds! By George! One girl values me at a considerably higher figure than another does. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Tobias Smolle In his approaches of gallantry to Mrs Tabitha, he had been misled by a mistake of at least six thousand pounds, in the calculation of her fortune; and in this particular he was just undeceived. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

William Shakespeare And to be sure that is not false I swear, A thousand groans, but thinking on thy face, One on another’s neck, do witness bear Thy black is fairest in my judgment’s place. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

What is the value of that which I have?” “Fifty thousand francs, madame. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope Love with thirty thousand pounds, even though it should have a cottage joined with it, need not be a poverty-stricken love. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

H. G. Wells The chance that had brought me into the very birth-chamber of this new time — it was an epoch, no less — was one of those chances that come once in a thousand years. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

John Galsworthy How pretty she looked! A thousand pities to have her applecart upset again! He came up behind them. Passers By by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassant I could no longer tear myself away from that quiet country neighborhood, being bound to it by a thousand links of love for its sweeping and soft landscapes. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray You KNOW he makes five thousand a year — ay, and might make ten, but you know why he don’t. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

But, though my friend has a thousand faces, and I have but one, still there is one thing that troubles me. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Virginia Woolf It is thus, with a thousand differences of degree, that in English literature Jane Austen shapes a novel. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Ah! Boys, Boys, had you arrived but five minutes sooner, the Spaniard would have been done for, and two thousand Pistoles our own. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Anthony Trollope Within the last few years a considerable fortune had fallen into her hands, some twenty-five thousand pounds, which had come to her unexpectedly — a wonderful windfall. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf It was a thousand pities if you thought, as he did, that Carlyle was one of the great teachers of mankind. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Sinclair Lewis He got named Bolshevik, and in two days his paper lost a hundred and fifty out of its five thousand circulation. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Jane Austen Charles “had never seen a pleasanter man in his life; and from what he had once heard Captain Wentworth himself say, was very sure that he had not made less than twenty thousand pounds by the war. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

She promises to keep it locked up; but what good will that do! A thousand accidents might happen, any of them sufficient to throw it into uncle’s hands. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

William Hope Hodgson As they passed, they changed their shapes a thousand times a minute, as though writhing with a strange life; and so were gone. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Altogether, Mr. Stratton,” he said, with his first and only attempt at humour, “I’m afraid you will have to pay succession duty on close on two hundred thousand pounds. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Good-bye, Miss Lovel, and a thousand thanks for the companionship that has made this journey so pleasant to me. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He has brought you to-day a cheque for twenty-five thousand pounds. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Anthony Trollope It was a thousand pities that her brother should allow such a trifle as this — for after all it was but a trifle, to fret his spirits and worry him in this way. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Well, he had something like two thousand pounds. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry Kingsley I know this, however, that William would have given up his ten thousand a year, and have trusted to his brother’s generosity, if he could have seen him back again. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

We can picture him, anxiously studying his account books, with his elbows on his desk, and imagining a thousand ingenious means of meeting his financial troubles. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Miles Franklin A thousand jewels flash above the dark shadows as she catches the eyes of the flock camped on the rise. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

H.P. Lovecraft Next year I may be dwelling in the Egypt which you call ancient, or in the cruel empire of Tsan Chan which is to come three thousand years hence. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Charles Dickens And they played many hundred thousand games of cribbage together. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

I watched a man hanged once; it seemed to me worse than a thousand murders. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His wife shoos him on, from ten thousand a year to twenty thousand a year, on and on, in an enclosed treadmill that hasn’t any windows. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

When now these lusty heroes parted from them, then came those of Thuringia, as we are told, and well a thousand brave men from Denmark. From the tilting one saw many truncheons 162 flying hence. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I might have heard that tune in any one of a thousand parts of the globe. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

John Donne The cannon doth not so much hurt against a wall, as a mine under the wall; nor a thousand enemies that threaten, so much as a few that take an oath to say nothing. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

It was my trick at the wheel from two till four; and I stood my last helm, making between nine hundred and a thousand hours which I had spent at the helms of our two vessels. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

H.G. Wells The flag that’s braved a thousand years the battle an’ the breeze — that’s ‘ is flag. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Robert Louis Stevenson You had perhaps two thousand a year before the transaction; perhaps you have two thousand five hundred after it. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anne Bronte Rallying in an instant, with the most enviable assurance, he began — ’I beg ten thousand pardons, Mrs. Maxwell! Don’t be too severe upon me. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Walter Besant The Earl of Mar began with a thousand men, and hath now with him fully twelve thousand. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

But my fancy raised a thousand phantoms to vex me. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Ask him what about thirty-five thousand cash. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Her fingers flew over the keys in a thousand complexities of harmony, but her mind, for ever true to one idea, brooded upon the dark scheme of vengeance which she had planned for herself. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Sinclair Lewis In the last mail came a letter from the home office, informing him with generous praise that his salary was increased a thousand a year. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Wolfe Ten thousand more are lying in their beds to-night, living as shells live. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry Kingsley There it was winding away past villa and park, bearing a thousand boats upon its bosom. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

George Meredith What a rapture to have a thousand horsemen following you! I suppose there never was a man worthy of the name who roared to be a woman. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray We gave several thousand pounds for it — how many thousand? About its merit is a question of taste which we will not here argue. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Jules Verne With her wings fallen, her screws broken, with bolt after bolt of the lightning darting amid her ruins, the “Terror” fell from the height of more than a thousand feet into the ocean beneath. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Virginia Woolf A thousand, thousand kisses to Tom, Gerry, Peter, and dearest Mew’ [presumably her cat]. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Guy de Maupassant The whole family deliberated and discussed the matter, surmising a thousand things. Rust (La Rouille) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Oh, George, be merciful!” Mr. Gwynne-Harden (turning): “Mrs. Chichester, I beg your pardon ten thousand times for not seeing you enter. This Man and This Woman by Guy Boothby

William Makepeace Thackeray Pictures, images, gilding, tinsel, wax candles, twinkle all over the place; and ten thousand ostrichs’ eggs (or any lesser number you may allot) dangle from the vaulted ceiling. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

It is clear that scores of machine-guns and several thousand rifles are still in their possession. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Raleigh, with a shrug, went off to Ireland, to look after his ten thousand acres, and Essex was free from even the shadow of a rivalry. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle The French formed themselves now into three great divisions, which shimmered in the sun like silvery pools, reed-capped with many a thousand of banners and pennons. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Anthony Trollope There were only a thousand soldiers at Cairo when we were there — that is, a thousand stationed in the Cairo sheds. North America by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott Now prudence teaches me to suspect mankind in a thousand instances where perhaps there is not sufficient ground. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

George Meredith My bankers’ book had been the theme all the morning, and an astonishing one to me equally with my grandfather: Since our arrival in England, my father had drawn nine thousand pounds. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Radclyffe Hall In a thousand little ways must redouble his efforts to make himself indispensable to her, to surround her with the warm, happy cloak of protection that made even a hostile world seem friendly. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

A thousand troubled and confused ideas jostled one another in inextricable confusion. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Sinclair Lewis He begged pitifully: “Oh, can’t you see I am Jasper? I stole ninety-seven thousand dollars from the bank. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

William Morris War in the world abroad a thousand leagues away, While custom’s wheel goes round and day devoureth day. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1885]

Anthony Trollope Charles Lovel was a clergyman, with a good living at Yoxham, in Yorkshire, who had married a rich wife, a woman with some two thousand a year of her own, and was therefore well to do in the world. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

In total, his desire to abide under his own vine and under his own fig-tree had cost him a sum that he estimated between one hundred thousand and one hundred and twenty thousand francs. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Thomas Love Peacock Seas covered with vessels: every one of which contains two or three tyrants, and from fifty to a thousand slaves, ignorant, gross, perverted, and active only in mischief. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

Then were all the comrades arrayed in lordly wise for strife; nor had they more than a thousand men, and thereto Siegfried’s twelve men-at-arms. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

James Joyce What becomes of it after? O, wrap up meat, parcels: various uses, thousand and one things. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

According to some of his early biographers, his average income was not more than twelve thousand francs a year. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry Handel Richardson Yes! a thousand subtle doubts and inhibitions had to be battled with and overthrown, ere the fruits of his learning could come to birth. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Dickens With such forces as he raised by these means, Edward invaded France; but he did little by that, except run into debt in carrying on the war to the extent of three hundred thousand pounds. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

William Makepeace Thackeray It is good for Mr. Briefless (50, Pump Court, fourth floor) that there should be a Lord Chancellor, with a gold robe and fifteen thousand a year. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I once told you that I was ten thousand years older than you — I am. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Andrew Lang So he sent for him and said, ‘Ciccu, unless within eight days you bring me the fairest in the whole world, I will have you hewn into a thousand pieces. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald Yet her doctor’s bill for 1913 had been over nine thousand dollars. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Stuart Mill For more than a thousand years the Church kept up the contest, with hardly any perceptible success. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Anthony Trollope She has three thousand a year jointure. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Gourlay had seen the fact a thousand times, but it never gripped him before. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Voices in music Bore onward the cantata; A thousand cannon Christened the Canal. The steamers passed on By the obelisk. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Rudyard Kipling Not a thousand thirsty men could come near by here. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]