Phrases with "till"

This could not have taken place without the help of our powerful master, who was present during our excursion, though I did not perceive him till I had recovered my human form. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

George Meredith Only, my good Roy, let me tell you, in life you mustn’t wait for the prize of the race till you touch the goal—if you prefer metaphor. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

If they be left there till mornin’, why we may carry ’em back wi’ an easy conscience. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

They remained in their places till the Rite was done. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Under the blanket lay Tully’s brother, shot the night before by Kent. “Guess we’d better wait till Tully comes,” said Carrots uneasily. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Blue, white, and blue again, rolled over the navvy’s face in waves, till all settled to one rich clay-bank yellow and — that fell which fell. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Thomas Hughes But East’s powers of remaining serious were exhausted, and in five minutes he was saying the most ridiculous things he could think of, till Tom was almost getting angry again. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Benjamin Disraeli As they proceeded in silence, the bursts of the music and the loud laughter of the joyous guests became fainter and fainter, till at last the sounds died away into echo, and echo into silence. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope He sat hour after hour with the Countess in Keppel Street — sometimes seeing the girl as she lay unconscious, or feigning that she was so; till at last he was daily at her bedside. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

They didn’t find out about it till the song was a wow, and then they sort of thought it might be a good idea to forget about having one put over on them. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Olaf Stapledon He rejoiced in killing the enemy every day, till he was drunken with the blood of them. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling You’ll find it all in the reports if you live till next year. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Terry watched them, we all did for that matter, till they disappeared among the houses. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Henry James He lived with his eye on it from morning till night, and the world was so stupid it never suspected the trick. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

John Galsworthy We came up picnicking two days before, and stayed till the moon rose. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassant I will act the part of Providence to one of them this evening; and I will find one if I have to go into every pleasure resort, and have to question them and hunt for one till I find one to my choice. Christmas Eve (Nuit de Noël) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Thomas Paine In this state matters passed till the break of day, when a fresh disturbance arose from the censurable conduct of some of both parties, for such characters there will be in all such scenes. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

George Meredith They drove us to the house she ‘s locked in, and me, too, up till three o’clock this morning. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Sir Walter Scott Keep them in gage, till I gie ye back the siller out of the next subsidy. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

I saw, till the dawn broke, and chased the vision, the beautiful Countess de St. Alyre, always in the dark, before me. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Anthony Trollope She continued writing up to 1856, when she was seventy-six years old — and had at that time produced 114 volumes, of which the first was not written till she was fifty. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sir Walter Scott I advised him to pit the twa Saxon gentlemen and their servants cannily into the pit o’ the tower till they gae up the bagain o’ free gude-will, but the Laird winna hear reason. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Anthony Trollope A very little man indeed had calumniated the conduct of a minister of the Crown, till it had been thought well that the minister should defend himself. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Morrison We two landed together, and kept together, till a day or two ago; as far as any outsider would know, I might be Rigby and you might be Dorrington. Come, we’ll work on those lines. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Edith Wharton After that she continued to sit at the table, sorting her papers and writing, till the intense silence of the house reminded her of the lateness of the hour. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Away goes the beast like a fury over hedge and ditch, till he runs himself off his mettle; perhaps bogs himself, and then he grows quiet of course. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

H.P. Lovecraft He kept the envelope here for over a year, till certain circumstances made a new hiding-place necessary. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

The light broadened till it was like the circle which a magic-lantern makes on a screen. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Arthur Morrison His pedigree is nothing very great, and he never showed his quality till quite lately, in private trials. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

D. H. Lawrence And then she puts her arms round me, and caresses me, and makes love to me — till she rouses me once more. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. Rider Haggard And so on, down life’s long pathway till the last mile is travelled, and he comes again armed indeed, and with dignity, but no longer a man. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

John Galsworthy I told him that if he had a quarrel with himself he would not be fit to live with till he’d made it up. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

John Lewis Burckhard The rich Mekkawys make two meals daily, one before mid-day, the other after sun-set; the lower classes breakfast at sun-rise, and eat nothing more till near sun-set. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Henry Handel Richardson While the Bishop and his brethren spoke in muted voices of God’s Will, this mysterious Will to which it was one’s duty to submit — till she could have flung her bag at their heads. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James He went to her soundlessly, on the grass — he had been whistling at first, but as he got nearer stopped — and it was not till he was at hand that she looked round. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

It was not till I had quitted Syria, and when Dthemetri was no longer in my service, that this villainous, though well-motived trick, of his came to my knowledge. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

This complete knowledge was in my head while I stared hard across the wide road, so hard that I failed to hear little Fyne till he raised his deep voice indignantly. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Sufferings severe and constant, till within thirty-six hours of the end: at the last peace. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

I shall have a few tailor-made gowns from Vernon, but I shall wait for my other things till I am in Paris on my way back. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope But he perseveres, choosing his points as he goes, till the tail of his followers becomes thinner and thinner. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing I can’t see her yet—not till I have begun to work again. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope Her sobs too were very audible, but she went on steadily with her reading till she came to the line on which Crosbie told that he had already engaged himself to another woman. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant He proposed five francs to this citizen of the whip for the use of his room from noon till midnight. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

I will never abandon you — till you die. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

George Gissing Bunce did not notice her till she stood before him, then he jumped to his feet. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Rudyard Kipling It grew darker and darker, till at last the dragging, shifting coils disappeared, but they could hear the rustle of the scales. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

There come archæologists here and eat their sandwiches above me, and talk prehistoric antiquities till I am sick. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

The till was open, and some coin was scattered on the table. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

George Meredith They were silent till he was out of earshot. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Henry Handel Richardson He stood lost in his own feelings, till suddenly he felt the little body his arm enclosed give a great shiver. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Kingsley The magnificent green lizard which rattles about like a rabbit in a French forest, is never found here; simply because it had not worked northward till after the Channel was formed. On Bio-Geology by Charles Kingsley

Then the bloodier business opens, and the plot thickens till the end is reached. Memories and Studies by William James

John Ruskin For the same reason that your child cannot wash its face and hands till you have washed them many a day for it, and will not wash them when it can, till you force it. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

The incantation died away, but still herbs were flung on the fire, till the smoke rose in a great cloud, through which the priest loomed misty and huge. Prester John by John Buchan

M. P. Shiel There was no end to the music till dinner, and, oh Heaven, what sweets that day! It was one swoon to me. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Anthony Trollope There we sat, cheek by jowl with our new friends, till nearly twelve o’clock, talking politics and discussing the war. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Joey looked approval; but the boys sniggered, and kept it up till Georgy, having gained the platform, threatened them with a “clout on the head”. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence It was not till the scene was ended that she lifted her head as if breaking a spell, sent the point of her tongue rapidly over her dried lips, and looked round into the box. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

John Lewis Burckhard The conquest of Egypt by Selim did not take place till A.H. 895. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope There is a feeling still half-existing, but now half-conquered by the force of human nature, that a woman should be ashamed of her love till the husband’s right to her compels her to acknowledge it. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

She felt defrauded of she knew not what, and the wing of cold pheasant before her loomed larger and larger, till it seemed to stretch over the whole plate. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Thomas Carlyle So long it will obtrude itself on the eye of us who reject it, till we in our practice too have appropriated whatsoever of truth was in it. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Margaret Oliphant Will I wait upon your lordship till you’re inclined for your bed? or will I——” Symington made a significant pause, which it was not very difficult to interpret. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

We now made a straight line for the western end of the Rawlinson, and continued travelling until nearly morning, and did not stop till the edge of Lake Christopher was reached. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Very carefully he made his way, leading his horse, round the butt of the hill till Charlbury bridge came in view. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Maria Edgeworth His lordship dined at home this day, and two or three succeeding days, and he was not intoxicated from Monday till Thursday. These circumstances appeared to his lady very extraordinary. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth But I must pause till I have summoned courage for my confession. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Anthony Trollope But there was missing to her a feminine weakness, which of all her gifts is the most valuable to an English woman, till she makes the mistake of bartering it away for women’s rights. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Ivan Turgenev We walked rather a long while, till evening, and talked little. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

D. H. Lawrence She kept it in her room till I came and took it. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope But if I thought the Duke would keep me till Tuesday morning we might manage Peltry on Monday. I meant to have got back to Surbiton’s on Sunday and have gone from there. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Then his execution was coming down upon us, and nothing to stay it till I thought of a monthly annuity to Mordicai, in the shape of a wager. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Edith Wharton But had she ever really thought of marrying Wyant? While she continued to talk with Amherst such a possibility became more and more remote, till she began to feel it was no more than a haunting dream. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Jane Austen I could not leave it till Louisa’s doing well was quite ascertained. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

He packed his side-pockets till they bulged, the breast pocket, the pockets inside. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson Her thoughts were with her eyes, and she didn’t grasp what he was saying till after she had been idiot enough to ask him to repeat it. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope He knew, he said, that the special would not start till half-past nine. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling So he walked, and walked, and walked, till he disappeared on the stone-strewn plains, and the Englishman was left alone with Gerowlia, aged fifty-one. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The sleeper stirred uneasily, but she slept on till a small stone, aimed higher than most of those which had preceded it, fell into the room. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

In the morning, he must take it off, and enclose it carefully in a leaden box till the next night, when it must be again applied. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

You have no more to say to it till I send him down to tell you one thing or the other. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

William Morris So on he went, and presently was mounting the ridge aforesaid, and, as oft happens when one climbs a steep place, he kept his eyes on the ground, till he felt he was on the top of the ridge. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Olaf Stapledon All its features swung westwards, till presently sunset and the Mid–Atlantic appeared upon its eastern limb, and then the night. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence I never thought about it — till —” “But you know, Cyril, she led me on. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Richard Burton We sat up till about two A.M., when, having heard no gun, and having seen no camels, we lay down to sleep through the sultry remnant of the hours of darkness. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

I saw not only victory after war, but a new and happier world after victory, when I should inherit something of this English peace and wrap myself in it till the end of my days. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Thomas Hardy Ever since, till this morning, she complained of fulness and heat in the chest. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

And dam’ me I would talk back too till I roused him. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry Handel Richardson I turned her words over till there was no sense left in them. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence So till they arrived at the junction. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

These marks were traced here and there till they led to the verge of the precipice, where a struggle had evidently taken place, and masses of snow had been dislodged and fallen into the ravine. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Nathaniel Hawthorne In early life he had accidentally killed a beloved friend, and from that day till the hour of his own death he hid his face from men. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Anthony Trollope By industry, by a small but wakeful intelligence, and by some aid from patronage, he had got on till he had almost achieved the reputation of talent. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Ann Radcliffe She marked with trembling attention the gradual change from bustle to quiet, till all was still. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Rudyard Kipling I did not know I was drunk till I was told, but I must go on with my work. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

We will go at once!” “Wait till I put my hair up,” she agreed instantly, and vanished behind the curtain. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope His hands hung down also along the back legs of the chair, till his fingers almost touched the ground, and altogether his appearance was pendent, drooping, and woebegone. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He said nothing further on the subject till he had brought her back to the house, walking along by her side almost mute, not quite knowing whether he ought to be offended with her or to take her part. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Leslie Stephen He did not return to London till 1772. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

George Gissing She would not look into it till alone in her room; and, having secured it, she did not wish to stay longer. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Rudyard Kipling Tell Paulus and Petrus to wait there with them, till the streets are clear. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Edith Wharton He was my boy, my son, my very own — till some other woman took him. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

We see here a witch in the making, an innocent old woman who is harried by human beings till she makes a compact with the devil. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Eliot We Florentines hold no man a member of an Art till he has shown his skill and been matriculated: and no man is matriculated to the art of life till he has been well tempted. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Sinclair Lewis She also played her so-sorriness for the neighbors from whom she had borrowed cocktail glasses, table-cloths, and money, which she never returned till the owners demanded them. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Was I not right in saying I am accursed in this thing? Fortunately nobody but myself has suffered on account of it till now. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

And finding that I had his approval, I was satisfied to bide my time, and wait till you came round to the same way of thinking. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Marie Corelli We have planted in ourselves a seed of corruption, and we have permitted — nay, some of us have encouraged — its poisonous growth, till it now threatens to contaminate the whole field of labour. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

I’ve ordered some breakfast for you, but I wouldn’t wake you till twelve. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Dying sinners cried aloud for Mr. Hooper and would not yield their breath till he appeared, though ever, as he stooped to whisper consolation, they shuddered at the veiled face so near their own. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

E. F. Benson You’ll be going up to London, I suppose, constantly now till the end of this month, so that you can get your house or your flat, whichever it is, ready as soon as possible. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Thomas Hardy Still he sped onwards, till Tony showed signs of breaking down; and then Jim gathered from inquiries he made that he had come the wrong way. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

But till then I won’t waste energy on hate. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Under pretence of a cold I confined myself till I was perfectly recovered. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

It was not till some time after his arrival from Europe that he became clearly aware of all the extent of that man’s ambition. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The Irving imitations and conversations occupied the whole evening, till I was sick of it. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Walter Scott Julian followed her steps with his eyes till the last wave of her garment was visible at the closing door; then turned his looks to Major Bridgenorth, and then sunk them on the ground. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Mant was left to nurse her grievance in solitude, till she too fell into line, carelessly but handsomely forgiven. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Edward Bellamy That night I don’t think even Dr. Pillsbury could have put me to sleep, till toward morning at least. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Wyte till I pour some chain on my ‘ot coppers. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Arnold Bennett He waited with his hand on the gas-tap till she was ready, and then he lowered the gas. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Richard went away in the afternoon, and did not return till late at night, when the butcher’s wife told him that her charge had been very restless, and had asked repeatedly for her father. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

And Imogene mused on, sinking deeper and deeper into melancholy, till the tears, which for so long a time had been dried at their source, welled up to her eyes and fell slowly down her cheeks. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James I called myself a fool for not having been quiet till we were man and wife. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Charles Kingsley Always fear of Nature, till a Divine light arise, and show men that they are not the puppets of Nature, but her lords; and that they are to fear God, and fear naught else. Superstition by Charles Kingsley

What on earth should he do with himself till teatime? One of the bits of Venetian glass standing in the central niche of the lac cabinet at his elbow had lost its handle. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Well — I don’t want to see the Ambassador till I’ve seen Giles; not after this morning. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Elizabeth Gaskell I thought I would leave her to herself, and wait till she unburdened herself of the feeling of unjust resentment towards me. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

D. H. Lawrence I was sturdy, but they flogged me till I did not move. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Kingsley Their kind true friend Frank was presented with the living, and they accepted Mrs. Buckley’s invitation to stay at their house till they should have decided what to do. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Arthur Machen Alice came in after her ‘evening out,’ and they sat on, till Mrs. Darnell said she was tired and wanted to go to bed. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Maria Edgeworth His silence and sulkiness lasted till Clarence took his leave. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

We walked in the garden till the sun became insupportable. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Good-bye till half-past eight. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Andrew Lang However, that did not prevent him from putting the question again and again, till at length he grew so weak and ill that he could eat nothing, and in the end was forced to lie in bed altogether. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She didn’t see us till we got close, for she was gazing up the other way. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope She was alone in her room that afternoon till she told herself at last the truth. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The Professor has brought some wonderful news with him, in which he says you are concerned; and he has cruelly refused to give us the smallest hint of it till his friend Walter appeared. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

But while placing, as he thought, due weight upon this fellow’s animosity, he had no idea to what it would lead, till he went up-stairs. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

D.H. Lawrence I went up the hill till I came to the signpost. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

From one shell-hole to another he wormed his way, till he struck an old ruinous communication trench which led in the right direction. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Robert Louis Stevenson He besought him to reconsider his decision; and at length, finding he could not prevail, gave him till the moon rose to settle his affairs, and say farewell to wife and daughter. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Suddenly it began to rise in swift whorls, and the next I knew it was speeding eastward again till it became a speck in the blue morning. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Thomas Hardy Jopp sat on till his eyes were attracted by the shadow of the candle-snuff on the wall, and looking at the original he found that it had formed itself into a head like a red-hot cauliflower. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald He’ll probably live till ninety —” “Please don’t tell me any more,” she said. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

We were at the same private school, and he was at m’ tutor’s, and we were never much separated till he went abroad to cram for the Diplomatic and I started east to shoot things. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Walter Scott At first, in he seemed rather silent than dissatisfied; and it was not till Judith had essayed the subject more than once that it led to the following dialogue. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

George Gissing How very fortunate that we shall be in London till the summer! Of course he must leave Exeter.’ ‘I have no doubt he will. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anne Bronte They persuaded her to stay with them the rest of the day, Mrs. Hargrave promising to bring her back in the evening and remain till the party broke up on the morrow. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Yah!” he grinned, “thith would have been a thlap in the face till him!” Wylie looked at him for a while with a white scunner in his face. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Andrew Lang I sprang forward, but the figure receded, growing fainter and fainter till I could see it no more, but the low plaintive tones still sounded. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope It was clear to him that he could not give an affirmative answer that night, and he therefore, with some difficulty, arranged an adjournment of the meeting till the following afternoon at 2 p. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Meredith Leave me free to use them till we choose our path. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

And he stood with his head in at the window, scolding her, till it drove away. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith Was it her own strength, inspired by some sublime force, that had sprung up suddenly to eject a worthless love? So he hoped in despite of whispering reason, till Georgiana spoke to him. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Maria Edgeworth Vincent hurried the Jew into an adjoining apartment, and bid him wait there, till he should come to finish the business. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Samuel Johnson Like the Greeks in their unpolished state, described by Thucydides, the Highlanders, till lately, went always armed, and carried their weapons to visits, and to church. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Rudyard Kipling Thou canst either hang him from a tree, he and his brood, till there remains no hair that is red within the land. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Not a soul would ask, ‘Who was he? Whither did the wanderer go?’ But I cannot die till I have achieved my destiny. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

You have worried me till I turn again. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Rudyard Kipling A boy can’t attend First Camp, as we call it, till he is a trained boy and holds his First Musketry certificate. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

H.P. Lovecraft He could go up the steps and walk round on the narrow coping outside the fence till he came to the gap. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Andrew Lang They ran with pikes and mattocks to the mountain, and searched till evening to find the opening by which their children had disappeared, without being able to find it. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He himself had not found the horse lame under him, but had been so hustled and hurried out of the saddle by Tifto and the groom that he had not thought on that matter till he was questioned. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Ethan therefore proposed to his assistant that they should load the sledge at the wood-lot, as they had done on the previous morning, and put off the “teaming” to Starkfield till later in the day. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Algernon Blackwood The sounds, the perfume, the touch of cool refreshing wind rose round him, increasing with every minute, till it seemed as though some energy informed them. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Rudyard Kipling So they cursed and they drank and they told tales, sitting in a circle, till I felt that this was really Life and a thing to be quitted if I wished to like it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling They performed their parts beautifully till the end, when the vaster idiot of the two scrambled into the cage, gave signal, and was hauled up before his friend could follow. The Giridih Coal-Fields by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Gissing Nearer and nearer he approached, till he saw at length the ray of a lantern; but no step, no murmur, told of wakeful guard. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Dropping the silk shirt, he held his coat-sleeves down and worked the frayed shirt-cuffs up till they were out of sight. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope She never was in this house till that other night. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

With his cudgel laid ready at his hand Peyrol slept soundly till the noises and the voices about the house and on the road woke him up shortly after sunrise. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

We watched them till they were out of the breakers, and saw them steering for their vessel, which was now hidden in the darkness. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

You are doomed to remain here till daybreak. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope Lady Laura and Mr Kennedy did not meet again till late that evening. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I doubted and feared about it till you passed; and then I was obliged to steal after you, and touch you. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Meredith Why not hand it over now?” “Not till the deed’s done,” said Algernon, very reasonably. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Julian Hawthorne It was a long time till then, and meanwhile I was without anything to amuse me. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Bram Stoker I waited here all night till the sun rose, but I saw nothing. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Trollope He had no intention of writing, and was therefore not compelled to make up his mind till the hour named for the appointment should actually have come. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope I have fought for him till I have been black in the face. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Philip Sidney Prometheus, when first from heaven high He brought down fire, till then on earth not seen; Fond of delight, a satyr, standing by, Gave it a kiss, as it like sweet had been. Poems by Philip Sidney

Anne Bronte I would wait, however, till he came back; perhaps I could get something more out of him then. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

William Godwin Dee however was led on perpetually with hopes of better things from the emperor, till the spring of the year 1585. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Andrew Lang At early dawn the giants went off to the wood, and quite forgot about the little tailor, till all of a sudden they met him trudging along in the most cheerful manner. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope There could be nothing for him now till the insipidity of life should gradually fade away into the grave. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

It wasn’t till late summer that we began what’s called living together. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson But, like all my wishes then, this had to be postponed, too, till that wonderful future, which was to bring me all I wanted. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing More than three years had passed since the fatal evening when, all unconsciously, she said goodbye to social splendours; from then till now she had taken part in no festivity. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

John Hill Burton When your dog does anything you want to break him of, you wait till he does it, and then you beat him for it. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Edith Wharton She sat silent under it, her hands trembling in his, till the blood mounted to his face and she felt his confident grasp relax. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Rudyard Kipling From Williams Ferry, across the Shanedore, over the Blue Mountains, through Ashby’s Gap, and so south-east by south from there, till we found the President at the back of his own plantations. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Henry Lawson Sometimes the boy sticks his head into the cow’s side, hangs on by a teat, and dozes, while the bucket, mechanically gripped between his knees, sinks lower and lower till it rests on the ground. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

James Joyce Forty days and forty nights the rain would fall till the waters covered the face of the earth. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope Seeing what prima facie claims these ladies have, they are bound to allow them to live decently, in accordance with their alleged rank, till the case is settled. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Henry James It was not till the evening that she was able to see Ralph. He had been dozing all day; at least he had been lying unconscious. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Frederick Marryat Go back, Alice, run quite into the cottage, and shut the door till we come. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

H. G. Wells A thing we cannot know till we have prepared it. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Rudyard Kipling So the General waited, sheltering himself from the wind that blew through that gate till the feet of the Padishah were heard walking across the waste ground without. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Too full! Their common yard! They don’t want you to speak to a soul, an’ you won’t till this day week, when the Hadmir’lty Session is in full swing. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]