Phrases with "thousand"

George Meredith My aunt received five-and-twenty thousand pounds, the sum she had thrown away. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

At any rate, the prisoner had got the wind up, and he determined to keep four thousand pounds of this money he had won as a nest egg, so that he could never be ruined, whatever happened. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Rudyard Kipling In thirteen years he made seven thousand pounds. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells I’ve wanted to meet you like this and talk about things,—ten thousand times. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Through one of those holes you saw one of your many childhoods, probably in Greece, a couple of thousand years ago. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Mark Twain It is to be almost inclosed by massive stone piers, one of which will extend into the sea over three thousand feet in a straight line. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Benjamin Disraeli Two hundred and fifty thousand had been swallowed by Hauteville Castle: one hundred and twenty thousand by Hauteville House. Ninety-six thousand had been paid for furniture. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

A. E. W. Mason Good-night, and a thousand thanks. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

These, by the governor’s command, had constructed more than a thousand huts or booths of branches and matting which they occupied in the neighbourhood of the camp. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Charles Vimont, who accepted and brought it out, paid him no more than a thousand francs. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Jack London Also, waiting for the thaw, he goes out and shoots about ten thousand pounds of moose. Lost Face by Jack London

Next trip he’d walk into a cañon a thousand feet deep thinking it was a prairie-dog hole. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Henry Handel Richardson Worse still, he would perhaps accuse Purdy of inconsiderateness towards her, and fly into a rage with him; and then the two of them would quarrel, which would be a thousand pities. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

This other figure of the same object, enlarged from the one just shown, is magnified seven thousand diameters, or forty-nine million times in surface. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Edith Wharton Twenty-five thousand more bulbs than last year . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

It was May before they arrived: the season had decked the forest trees with leaves, and its paths with a thousand flowers. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Abraham Merri There must have been a thousand of the warriors alone. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Theodore Dreiser Tiernan would receive as high as fifteen and eighteen, Kerrigan sometimes as much as twenty to twenty-five thousand dollars, his being the pivotal ward under such circumstances. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

T. E. Lawrence They were two thousand miles from home, without hope and without guides, in conditions mad enough to break the bravest nerves. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Robert Green Ingersoll In the sub-division of labor we have a thousand men working upon different parts of the same thing, each taught in one particular branch, and in only one. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll Going to a country, how large? Twelve thousand square miles. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

For Edward the Fourth held the gayest and most luxurious court in Europe. The sly hosier saw he longed to be off, and said, “We’ll gega-gega-gega-gega-give ye a thousand angels to raise the siege. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Henry Handel Richardson A thousand and one reasons!” “Oh well, never mind. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith Far out, and where the riot waves Run mingling in tumultuous throngs, She danced above a thousand graves, And heard a thousand briny songs. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

William Makepeace Thackeray On the right-hand side of the road would be a precipice covered with a thousand trees, or a green rocky flat, with a reedy mere in the midst, and other mountains rising as far as we could see. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Elizabeth Gaskell She went on: ‘“I have saved nearly three thousand pounds. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

I couldn’t help pitying her, though I cursed my own folly, as I had done a thousand times, that I had ever turned my head or spoken a word to her when first she crossed my path. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Guy de Maupassant She only knew that she was to borrow five thousand francs of me for her husband. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

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]

It far surpassed all they had yet seen in the New World. The population of the city is computed by one of the Conquerors at two hundred thousand inhabitants, and that of the suburbs at as many more. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Edith Wharton He thought that Italy had looked at him through those eyes; for love is the wiliest of masqueraders and has a thousand disguises at his command. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

William Cowper He grinds divinity of other days Down into modern use; transforms old print To zigzag manuscript, and cheats the eyes Of gallery critics by a thousand arts. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Rudyard Kipling There’s three hunder thousand pound sterlin’, at a conservative estimate, droonin’ before our eyes. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle What could be the matter, then? Her little heart was torn by a thousand conflicting doubts and fears. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

The patron knew his value, and he was paid a thousand francs a month, instead of five hundred like the rest of us. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Gissing Marry Jane when that day comes, and I’ll give you a thousand for a wedding present. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Jonathan Swif He was talking of the First-Fruits of England, and I took occasion to tell him that I would not for a thousand pounds anybody but he had got them for Ireland, who got them for England too. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Arthur Conan Doyle The 52nd had a thousand men in the ranks, and there were many old soldiers of the Peninsula among them. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. G. Wells The Germans numbered sixty-seven great airships and they maintained the crescent formation at a height of nearly four thousand feet. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Andrew Lang The Sultana had the most beautiful clothes made for the bride, and the Sultan gave the bridegroom his wedding suit, and a thousand gold pieces into the bargain, and soft carpets for the house. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell And it’s a great security too, lads, and t’ best o’ all, and one that I couldn’t ha’ done without; no, not if yo’d pay me down five thousand for goodwill, and stock, and fixtures. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In vain he offered two thousand dollars — twenty-two hundred, though they could ill afford it: Mr. Sohenberg was obdurate. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

He thought of his union with Antonia; He thought of the obstacles which might oppose his wishes; and a thousand changing visions floated before his fancy, sad ’tis true, but not unpleasing. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

E. T. A. Hoffmann This you would have been permitted to do, but not so the young merchant Traugott, who, on beginning to do anything of this kind, encountered a thousand difficulties and vexations. Arthur’s Hall by E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. Phillips Oppenheim Ten thousand pounds’ worth of these he took away when he called to see me last week. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

The Feathers of their Helmets, the Studs of their Bracelets, their Coats of Mail, flew about in Pieces, thro’ the dry Blows which they a thousand Times repeated. Zadig by Voltaire

Abraham Merri Maybe the moon rays make it luminous! I’ve seen gas on the front under the moon that looked like a thousand whirling dervish devils. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Five thousand men working for a year mightn’t do it. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

William Makepeace Thackeray John Bull is asleep, or rather in a vision; the cunning demon, Speculation, blowing a thousand bright bubbles about him. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

G. K. Chesterton I should say it would be far safer from a watchful enemy, if it were unmarked and sent along with a thousand others looking exactly the same. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Arthur Conan Doyle Just after one o’clock I was twenty-one thousand feet above the sea-level. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She was made (among a thousand other things that she might have been) for a stump oratress. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Arnold Bennett They knew the music; they had sung it a thousand times. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

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

Jules Verne It seemed as though the thousand pieces of a broken mirror glimmered through the waters. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

H. Rider Haggard More than three thousand four hundred had fallen in this one regiment, most of them never to rise again. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope There are a thousand things, mean and trifling in themselves, which a man despises when he thinks of them in his philosophy, but to dispense with which puts his philosophy to so stern a proof. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Fourteen thousand shares since ten o’clock this morning! That tells the story. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Guy de Maupassan The marbles rose from this mass of dark hats and shoulders, piercing it in a thousand places, and seeming almost luminous in their dazzling whiteness. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Sinclair Lewis Even if you do teach me, I feel a thousand years older than you, instead of maybe a year younger. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson Eh?’ ‘Quite, and I’ve had a visit from Mr Causton,’ said Georgie, unable to contain himself any longer, ‘and Lucia’s left me Grebe and eighty thousand pounds. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Later, in June, the Government brought troops from the Madrid front and concentrated thirty thousand men on Huesca, with an enormous quantity of aeroplanes, but still the town did not fall. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Any woman would have been paid a thousand times over. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli A thousand thoughts dashed through Vivian’s mind in rapid succession; but a painful one, a most painful one to him, to any man, always remained the last. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Sinclair Lewis I’ve put ten thousand dollars to your credit in London — oh, yes, and fifty thousand in New York — and if you’d like, when you have to do things for me, I’d be glad if you’d draw on it. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Jack London Ever, in the ten thousand lives and guises, I loved her. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

H.P. Lovecraft It was everywhere — a gelatin — a slime yet it had shapes, a thousand shapes of horror beyond all memory. The Unnamable by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Ann Radcliffe For a moment he was almost stupified by the shock of this intelligence, and then asked Beatrice a thousand questions concerning the affair, without allowing her time to answer one of them. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Augustine Birrell The King of France is at Dunkirke. We have no fleet out, though we gave the Subsidy Bill, valued at eight hundred thousand pounds, for that purpose. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Only one hundred and ten thousand pious pilgrims visited Mount Ararat in a body this year. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Jules Verne In a thousand grammes are found 96 12 per cent. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Husband and wife are one, as we are assured by the Church, therefore if she lives on the fifty thousand per annum, you must live on it also. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

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]

Anthony Trollope There was now a question whether some five thousand pounds might not be saved. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Sinclair Lewis She came back from a visit to Banjo Crossing with two thousand dollars. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Walter Scott The total number of the insurgents might amount to about a thousand men; but of these there were scarce a hundred cavalry, nor were the half of them even tolerably armed. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Henry Handel Richardson But the fifty thousand odd souls on Ballarat formed, even yet, anything but a stable population: a patient you attended one day might be gone the next, and gone where no bill could reach him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I’ve got a thousand pounds’ worth if I’ve got a penn’oth. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Theodore Dreiser I will loan you that one hundred thousand dollars and two or three or four hundred thousand dollars more besides if you wish. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The figure I here show you a was photographed from an object (pleurosigma angulatum) magnified a thousand diameters, or presenting a million times its natural surface. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ford Madox Ford He did nothing more than grunt: “And then?” “Why,” she answered, “I may just as well have the ten thousand dollars as the tables. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

William Makepeace Thackeray We were not out of the Channel before I adored her, worshipped the deck which she trod upon, kissed a thousand times the cuddy-chair on which she used to sit. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Anthony Trollope He was a strong, young-looking, and generally good-humoured Irishman, who had a thousand good points. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins Sir Jervis’s mother left him ten thousand pounds’ worth of precious stones all contained in a little cabinet with drawers. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

For a whole year, before his retirement, he officiated as Deputy Commissioner, and during that year alone he made twenty thousand rupees in bribes. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle The one I have marked “yarn” and the other “jute”— a thousand of Mechlin to a hundred of the shiny. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Hardly was his back turned when the merchant missed his valuable Semper Augustus, worth three thousand florins, or about 280l. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I have been to countries where they live a thousand times longer than we do, and they also die. Micromégas by Voltaire [1752]

Henry Fielding I have often persuaded myself that there were not fewer than a thousand in Alexander’s troops capable of performing what Alexander himself did. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Edward Bellamy One can look back a thousand years easier than forward fifty. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

The others ran after deer, using the speed of their legs, the noses of their dogs and a thousand well-worn tricks to bring them within reach, and, often enough, the animal escaped them. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Even when I went to my camp in the desert at Ooldea, I found the natives there in touch with those of the west a thousand miles away across the border, and the western class divisions remembered. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jack London Though the declaration of my love urged and trembled on my tongue a thousand times, I knew that it was no time for such a declaration. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Charles Dickens It is my belief that if there had been ten thousand eyes there, I should have seen them all, with their different looks. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

John Galsworthy It was extraordinarily gratifying to Soames to have left him five thousand pounds of Timothy’s money. To Let by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray All the forty thousand people who covered the great stands before the Hotel had gone away too. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

Margaret Oliphant She had a thousand things to forgive, but in that moment they were as though they had not been. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Caroline Lamb A thousand things shocked her at first, which afterwards she not only tolerated but adopted. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

E. F. Benson You see, I’ve made a great deal of money, Georgie. I’ve made eight thousand pounds--” “My dear, what a sum. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Why Bernard Shute did not come off at every fence and generally die a thousand deaths I cannot explain. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Charles Dickens In return for this, and for other concessions much less to be defended, Henrietta Maria was to become the Prince’s wife, and was to bring him a fortune of eight hundred thousand crowns. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Joseph Furphy Or, if you like, there are a thousand types. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Andrew Lang Then the prince swung the dragon straight up into the clouds, and when he touched the earth again, he broke into a thousand pieces. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arnold Bennett Eggs are now offered at five farthings apiece in a palace that cost twenty-five thousand pounds. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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

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

Theodore Dreiser Just the same, after you have vetoed the bill, come and see me, and I will loan you that one hundred thousand if you want it. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Kingsley A thousand queer expressions he had let fall in conversation had shown him that it was so. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

For a moment he was almost under a dozen feet, then lifted up again on the sheet of a thousand smells and so almost hurled into the inside of the booth. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

For wel he knew he stood in such array, That needes most he wynne in that viage A thousand frankes, above al his costage. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Ford Madox Ford On the night after he had lost about forty thousand pounds and whilst the whole hotel was whispering about it, La Dolciquita walked composedly into his bedroom. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

H. G. Wells The world is ourselves — multiplied by a thousand million. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

She told herself, as, poor woman, she had told herself a thousand times before, that ‘she must permit him his pleasure. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

T. E. Lawrence Soon appeared the head of a Turkish column of about two thousand men, in ragged groups, halting now and then to fire their mountain guns. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope They had gone off on their travels together, and the fact that each of them had been in possession of about twenty thousand pounds was proved. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe Our captain said that if the material of the bag had been the trumpery varnished “silk” of five hundred or a thousand years ago, we should inevitably have been damaged. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry James She described this episode vividly to her companion, repeating a thousand times that her ladyship’s affability was beyond anything she could have expected. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Vsevolod Krestovsky After a short interval the cashier of the bank paid over to the well-dressed lady a hundred and fifty thousand rubles in bills, and to the elegantly dressed young man seventy thousand rubles. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

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

But he saw, running out like avenues, a thousand metaphysical questions, and they disappeared in the excitement of his spirit. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Arnold Bennett When Samuel had received a thousand sheets with twenty thousand signatures, he set his heart on twenty-five thousand signatures. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

How very dear she was to Perdita! In progress of time, I also became a father, and our little darlings, our playthings and delights, called forth a thousand new and delicious feelings. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

F. Scott Fitzgerald John saw that the upholstery consisted of a thousand minute and exquisite tapestries of silk, woven with jewels and embroideries, and set upon a background of cloth of gold. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

There was a twittering of small birds among the brown leaves and ivy, and a thousand other pleasant sounds and sights stirring in the sharp, sunny air. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Five minutes before the race was due to start not a hundred pounds out of a total of over five thousand was credited under his name. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

The amount came in all to less than a thousand francs, but Heathcote insisted upon making the payment fifteen hundred, an insistence which was infinitely gratifying to fallen genius. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

I said I wanted that thousand pounds; my friend here wants the other. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Anthony Trollope It means, of course, that I must give him a thousand a year. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Once at the head of the lower slope, there is a clear run down of a thousand yards with no chance of turning aside either to the right or left. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Now it comes to the end there seem a thousand things one hasn’t said. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Andrew Lang Meanwhile, they travelled with her in a little vessel, whose speed through the air was just a thousand nine hundred and fifty times greater than that of the swiftest of our ships. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Two thousand persons were put to the sword; but had there been less plunder to take up the attention of the victors, the slaughter would in all probability have been much greater. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

William Makepeace Thackeray Never mind: four thousand pound is a small stake to a reglar gambler, igspecially when he must play it, or rot for life in prisn; and when, if he plays it well, it will give him ten thousand a year. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

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

Driving home across Znamensky Square, we made out an unusual crowd in front of the Nicolai Railway Station. Several thousand sailors were massed there, bristling with rifles. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Croupin drove as if all the police in France were after him and careering over straight stretches and round curves at the same speed, the old car rattled like a thousand tin cans tied together. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Charles Dickens He was a thousand times better informed and cleverer than Wemmick, and yet I would a thousand times rather have had Wemmick to dinner. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Theodore Dreiser He was the holder of nearly eight hundred of the five thousand shares of stock; but the rest of it was so divided that he could only exercise a minor influence. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

It would have cost a thousand pounds to put the manor house in decent habitable order. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Thus it ran — I translate:— “Angel of my dreams! A thousand, thousand thanks for the promise kept: scarcely did I venture to hope its fulfilment. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Mere instinct makes it so—mere uncontrollable instinct which takes the form of a sort of desperateness at facing the thousand chances of death before they have lived. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle But he had one grand moment in his life, with twenty thousand people all just mad with excitement. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Henry James There must be a basis of agreement, but the structure reared upon it may contain a thousand disparities. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Trollope Then the eight thousand pounds was repaid, and Mrs. Roden, as she afterwards called herself, went back to Wimbledon and to England with her baby. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Two thousand five hundred chariots were there, and he overthrew them; one hundred thousand warriors, and he scattered them. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Mark Twain Father wouldn’t take a thousand dollars for it when I get it done. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Once he was offered a canny bribe of a thousand pounds to let his name go on a provisional committee. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arnold Bennett He did not know ten thousand matters that were rushing violently about in the vast heart of Constance. She cross-questioned him in detail. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

William Hope Hodgson And therein it did tell of an huge and mighty Valley that did come out of the West, towards the South–East, and made turning thence Northwards, and was a thousand miles both ways. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Washington Irving The modest page made a thousand apologies, assuring her it was the way, at court, of expressing the most profound homage and respect. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Rafael Sabatini You may wait a long time for your thousand guineas. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

I suppose she owes me for her maintenance here — in my house, out of my property — fully two thousand pounds. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sir Thomas Browne Pineda * Pineda, in his “Monarchia Ecclesiastica,” quotes one thousand and forty authors. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Ten thousand down, in Bank of England notes (fives and tens; higher figures might be awkward), or sterling coin of the realm. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence It’s a thousand pities they ever happened. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James In its train a thousand forgotten episodes came trooping back into his memory. The American by Henry James [1877]

To his brother Hernando were paid thirty-one thousand and eighty pesos of gold, and two thousand three hundred and fifty marks of silver. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

After ascending about a thousand feet, the ground became much moister, and we reached an Indian hut on the side of the range, where a few bananas and a little maize was grown. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Anthony Trollope Oh, Jack!” “What more is there to be said?” “Have you had enough of me already, Jack?” “I should not have had half enough of you if either you or I had fifty thousand pounds. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

As it was I came out with more than five thousand dollars in the Bank and felt myself another Croesus. My joy, however, was shortlived. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Walter Besant He would be admitted to the suppers of princes, where he would sing and recite and play a thousand monkey tricks. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Rafael Sabatini He had lost some twelve thousand Christian slaves — the fruit of many a desperate raid by land and water. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Benjamin Disraeli Is there any thing stirring in the promised land? Speak, speak! You have a thousand things to say, and I have a thousand ears. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle They got us soon to this town of theirs — about a thousand huts of branches and leaves in a great grove of trees near the edge of the cliff. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Theodore Dreiser A city with but a handful of the native-born; a city packed to the doors with all the riffraff of a thousand towns. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

I just passed, and was probably only a few discordant moments in the harmony of a thousand sleeps. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

William Makepeace Thackeray No wonder there are so many children: the “Guide-book” (omniscient Mr. Murray!) says there are fifteen thousand paupers in the town, and we know how such multiply. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

Marie Corelli Ambrosio seemed possessed by a thousand electric currents of force and resolution combined. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Rudyard Kipling Mine at the last — when all is done it all comes back to me, The fault that leaves six thousand ton a log upon the sea. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

She received my concurrence with pleasure, and a thousand times over thanked her deceiving, deceitful brother. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

E. F. Benson I’ve put two thousand pounds into that hole in the ground, for, as far as I can see, it’s little more than that. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Edith Wharton Fleetwood had made some money for her — yes, about thirty thousand dollars. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Arnold Bennett And as for Sampson Levi, I will bet you a thousand marks that he and I come to terms this morning, and that the million is in my hands before I leave London.’ Aribert shook his head. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Rafael Sabatini There was neither sense nor right in that a fine young gentleman of his quality and a future baronet should be plagued over a matter of a mere couple of thousand pounds. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

G. K. Chesterton The forest has remained new while it is nearly a thousand years old; but our fashions have grown old while they were still new. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Guy de Maupassant Yes, he had one, but he took a thousand precautions in going to see her, and they could never be caught together. Saved ! (Sauvée) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Edgar Allan Poe The stream took a thousand turns, so that at no moment could its gleaming surface be seen for a greater distance than a furlong. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens Take the lot, and I’ll drop two thousand pound in the streets of your magnificent town for them to pick up that can. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

This last week’s been ten thousand hells. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Edgar Allan Poe Now at Sparta were a thousand temples and shrines to a thousand different divinities. The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe [1834]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The crafty nincompoop takes to his heels, scared with the idea that among a thousand such atoms of mortality her eye must have detected him. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

John Donne Since a day is as a thousand years with thee,211 let, O Lord, a day be as a week to me; and in this one, let me consider seven days, seven critical days, and judge myself that I be not judged by thee. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Jack London Six thousand five hundred prelates, priests, statesmen, princes, and warriors beheld the crowning and anointing, and the rest of us the pageant as it passed. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu One thousand pounds with me will do more than two thousand with most other men. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson The like is common in a thousand places on the coast; and many a boy must have amused himself as I did, seeking to read in them some reference to himself or those he loved. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Three thousand tons of this most terrible instrument ever conceived for killing would have been ready for business on the American front in France on November 1. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

D. H. Lawrence Even added together it didn’t make three thousand dollars a year. Things by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Anthony Trollope Ladies with twelve thousand a year cannot be disposed of in that way: and bridegrooms who do their duty by marrying money often have to be kept waiting. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

La Fontaine sauntered about from one to the other, a peripatetic, absent-minded, boring, unbearable dreamer, who kept buzzing and humming at everybody’s elbow a thousand poetic abstractions. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Tell me, how much do you want?” “A thousand pounds. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

G. K. Chesterton If the shots had really gone at random, the chances are a thousand to one that they would not have hit such prominent and picturesque objects. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

E. Phillips Oppenheim They should be worth at least twenty thousand pounds as security, and your pearls, say, another twenty-five thousand. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Thomas Paine Fourthly, Comfortable provision for one hundred and forty thousand aged persons. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

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

M. P. Shiel We offer him a thousand—two thousand pounds. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Jules Verne It begins in an unaccountable fashion, but with sailors like you there are a thousand chances that it will end well. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Two thousand pounds! Yes, it certainly is rather stiff. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jules Verne Listen to me, therefore, with your six hundred thousand ears, and please excuse the faults of the speaker. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe The possessor of any appreciable amount of money might have been imagined to perform any one of a thousand things. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe