Phrases with "till"

Anthony Trollope At any rate, she would say nothing more on the subject till he should address her. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Meredith Jump ditches, and do not stop till you are safe home—hein? you say ‘cosy?’ I hear my landlady. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

D. H. Lawrence It was in perfect repair: till the war the Weatherleys had lived in style there. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

A good and dutiful daughter till the Englishman stole her from us. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Bram Stoker No man knows, till he experiences it, what it is to feel his own lifeblood drawn away into the veins of the woman he loves. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. Rider Haggard And Nyleptha! she drew herself up till her frame seemed to tower even above that of the tall guards, and her face went first red, and then pale as death. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling He can see my window from the carpenter’s shed, where he works, and if ever the maple stick fell down, he pretended to be in a fearful taking till I propped the window up again. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

They were screeching — screeching — screeching! — and they looked so nice and so plump that I could smell them, as if they were stewing in a casserole, till I began to get as hungry as a gamin. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

The passing judgment of the majority of men on such devotion might be summed up in the words, “Occupy till I come. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

The Mussulmen of the village, several of them being Hadjis, were assembling for worship, lounging outside the mosque till the call to prayer came. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

John Galsworthy We shan’t be able to start for Wales till the end of the month. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

It had a beginning of such promise! William Drewett was found guilty, and, after the usual delay, with all the form which the law prescribes, was hanged by the neck till he was dead. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Edith Wharton She seemed always to have seen him through a blur — first of sleepiness, then of distance and indifference — and now the fog had thickened till he was almost indistinguishable. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Benjamin Disraeli I shan’t make a hearty meal till I see her. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Anthony Trollope Like a coward, he would put off the evil hour, till the next morning, and thus robbed himself of his night’s sleep. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell But, in general, the girl has never been allowed to be on intimate terms with any one, till her parents’ choice steps forward and is allowed by them to court her notice. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Thomas Hardy From their feet trickled the attenuated thread of water which alone remained to tell the intent and reason of this leaf-covered aisle, and journeyed on in a zigzag line till lost in the shade. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

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]

Lewis Carroll After the fourth or fifth tumble he reached the turn, and then she waved her handkerchief to him, and waited till he was out of sight. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Virginia Woolf She went along the corridor till she came to her own box with the card on it. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Their winter week had been at Christmas, and they were not due again till at least Easter. Wonderful, then, that they should appear, as though sent from heaven, when Audrey most wanted them. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Andrew Lang Then strike it off also, and so go on till you have cut off all his seven heads. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Kenneth Grahame I shall take my time, I shall tarry and bide, till at last the right one lies waiting for me, warped out into mid-stream, loaded low, her bowsprit pointing down harbour. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Anthony Trollope He had not given a moment’s thought to it till the difficulty flashed upon him as she entered the apartment. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope You would, however, greatly oblige your mother, and I’m sure I need not add, myself, if you could make your arrangements so as to stay with us till after Easter. We could then return together. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson It went straight down that steep canyon, till it brought you out abruptly over the roofs of the hotel. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Locke A child is free by his father’s title, by his father’s understanding, which is to govern him till he hath it of his own. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

Arthur Morrison Her jaw waggled loosely in her withered chaps: “Nor won’t be, till ‘e’s gone. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

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]

Edith Wharton Wait till you’re married, Joseph Ralston — . The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Elizabeth Gaskell Both coursed the same thought till it was lost in sadness. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope Let them wait till I ask for anything again. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell And if you guess, I know you well enough to be sure you’ll understand why I ask you never to speak on that again to me, till I begin. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Why couldn’t you wait till afterward? or have let me do it?” “My dear Seraph,” murmured Bertie languidly, “I’ve gone in today for exertion; a little more or less is nothing. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Say what you will, Fanny reflected, going to sleep every night with somebody, as she had dutifully done with Job till the typists started trouble, does make — well, a link. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

As yet the King and Queen had not come, but all the other benches were full of people, rising head above head high aloft till it made the eye dizzy to look upon them. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Henry David Thoreau Yet till this is otherwise we are not civilized, and, if gentlemen and ladies, are not true men and women. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Elizabeth Gaskell The next day we added many others to our list of men, till we got almost all the chief men of the kingdom. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Andrew Lang You can hear him snoring a mile off, and then you must go into his room and pull off the iron mantle that covers him, and put it on the fire till it is almost red hot. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James He has been insulted, outraged, persecuted! He has been driven hither and thither till he did n’t know where he was. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Sinclair Lewis We’ll store the furniture, and I’ll go back and live on Mr. Whipple K. Jackson, Esquire, till you get a really swell position with a high-class salary. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy It was not till late that day that more tidings reached James’s ears. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Florence Dixie One by one my companions dropped off, till presently only my husband, Mr. B., and myself, were left in the chase. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Henry James She had disliked having to tell Mrs. Dallow that Nick wouldn’t see her till the evening, but now she disliked still more her not being there to hear it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Anthony Trollope It was said, indeed, that there existed no evidence of fires in the bush till men had come with their flocks. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf In this he would write till midnight chimed and long after. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Anthony Trollope So he sat without speaking, till the train came to the tunnel. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne The coach rumbled up to the piazza of the tavern followed by a thousand people; for if any man had been minding his own business till then, he now left it at sixes and sevens to hear the news. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry James They had differed about some of them and she had always said: “Ah but wait till you see how I shall do it at the time!” That was usually her principal reason and her most convincing argument. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

I looked on till I felt I could command my voice. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

William Makepeace Thackeray So we rode on till the dawn rose, and Jaffa came in view. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

John Galsworthy She stayed stooped on her heels, slowly scratching behind the dog’s ears, till Wilfrid, followed by a man with a chain and collar, came back. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope I’ll go up now and stay in my own room till your mamma sends for me. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Or she could have taken sandwiches and just walked out into the landscape and not come home till bed-time. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Thomas Hughes I’ve settled you shall stop till nine. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Anthony Trollope She was waiting till the house should be quiet, so that she could go down and complete her work. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Henry James I can’t figure it up till all the States have been heard from,” he said, smiling. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Sigmund Freud Up till then I had not ventured to count that illness among her hysterical productions. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Henry James He brought out something that, in all his overflow, he had been able to keep back till other matters were disposed of. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Wilkie Collins R. T. has discovered your marriage to Launce. The truth has been kept from me till to-day (24th). Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

George Meredith I shall not touch food till I hear from you. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

John Galsworthy That perpetual suggestion that one’s lying screws me up till I could scream. Over the River by John Galsworthy

George MacDonald She stood at the door of her little house looking after him till the trees hid him quite. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

George Gissing I kep’ him off an’ on till he couldn’t bear it no longer; then he went an’ married a common slut of a thing, just because he thought it ‘ud make me mad. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

She went up and up, till she was no bigger than a bird up against the clouds, singing and singing the whole time the loveliest music I ever heard in my life from that day to this. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Jules Verne Pencroft knew the habits of these creatures, and he advised waiting till they were stretched on the sand, when the sun, before long, would send them to sleep. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing Waymark remembered O’Gree’s chance meeting with the Swiss, but had heard nothing of him since; nor indeed had O’Gree till a day or two ago. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Henry James After a while, but not till the musicians had ceased and begun to circulate with a little plate, her pupil came back to her. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Edith Wharton He isn’t in the right set, and I think Mabel realizes she’ll never really get anywhere till she gets rid of him. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell Low and sweet, low and sweet, they tell me — till many poor things were hushed, though they were out of their minds, and had not heard psalms this many a year. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Daniel Defoe He rose before me in the morning; and indeed, having lain awake almost all night, I was very sleepy, and lay till near eleven o’clock. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

John Lewis Burckhard The thousands of lamps lighted during Ramadhan in the great mosque, rendered it the nightly resort of all foreigners at Mekka; here they took their walk, or sat conversing till after midnight. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Edith Wharton Odo lingered long on this image, but it was not till he stood beneath Piero della Francesca’s portrait of the first Duke that he felt the thrill of kindred instincts. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Anthony Trollope Mary begged to be taken with him, but to this he would not accede, alleging that his sojourn there would only be temporary, till something should be settled. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

She had her perception of comedy in life; till Finlay came she had found nothing so interesting. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

And so, slowly, the song and scene grew fainter, and fainter, to my senses, till all was dark and still again. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Be not denied access; stand at her doors, and tell her, there your fixed foot shall grow till you have audience. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Henry Handel Richardson For I can’t expect a Pension to keep dinner hot for me till nearly three o’clock—can I? Morning rehearsals are a mistake. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

James Hogg He canna get rest in Hell, if he sees a man, or a set of men o’ this stamp, an, when he sets fairly to work, it is seldom that he disna bring them round till his ain measures by hook or by crook. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Sinclair Lewis He felt with superstitious discomfort, Eddie’s incantation, “I’ll never give up till I’ve brought you back. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins And mind, not a word to Miss Margaret till I see her!” As I hurried away, I heard the girl run a few paces after me — then stop — then return, and close the garden gate, softly. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Rudyard Kipling We boiled it till the Monday, and it turned into an adhesive stronger than birdlime, and entangled us both. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Rudyard Kipling Even Hathi moves aside from their line, and until they are killed, or till game is scarce, they will go forward. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Wilkie Collins Wait till she has fixed Sally, and shown us the Paradise of the poor girls. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Andrew Lang Now I don’t budge from the spot till you have opened the door. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins I have never set eyes on him from that day, till I saw him paying his money this evening at the door of the hall. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope When Adrian presented himself at the window of her little bar, he found that Peter was with her, and she managed to keep Peter with her till Adrian was gone. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

He was born at Görlitz, in Upper Lusatia, in 1575, and followed till his thirtieth year the occupation of a shoemaker. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Thomas Paine We even knew nothing of the treaty for the Hessians till it was concluded, and the troops ready to embark. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Rudyard Kipling After that, he’d gone to the Cup o’ Grapes, filled himself up, and told everybody his grievances against Ellen till closing-time. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Indeed, she presently became perfectly quiet, and let me knock again and again, till the situation became ridiculous, and I felt obliged to draw off. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope He had a plan; but would say nothing about it till he had seen whether it could be carried out. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Saddle him at once, and keep him ready in his stable till I come for him. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jack London The smell was frightful and sickening, while my imagination broke loose, and my skin crept and crawled till I was nearly frantic. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Maria Edgeworth So lend me a knife, till I cut a linchpin out of the hedge, for this one won’t go far. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Charles Dickens Without further preface he conducted them into his little school-room, which was parlour and kitchen likewise, and told them that they were welcome to remain under his roof till morning. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

H.P. Lovecraft This matter was not recalled till later, when Dr. Willett began checking up loose ends and searching out missing links here and there. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Tobias Smolle They eat grapes and bread from seven till nine, from nine till twelve they dress their hair, and are all the afternoon gaping at the window to view passengers. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang Then take a page with “fat stains” of any kind of grease (except finger-marks), pass a hot flat iron over it, and press on it a clean piece of blotting paper till the paper sucks up the grease. The Library by Andrew Lang

The clatter of his boots prevented his hearing, till he had got well into the room, the low crying of a little child in a cradle. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope In the last page of the last chapter it is told that it is so — that Esmond marries Lady Castlewood — but it is not told till all the incidents of the story have been completed. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Arnold Bennett The till ought always to be locked. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

They will drink till they fight, fight till they kill, and kill till none remain alive!” “’Tis no matter!” cried Tocalli. “My brother speaks the words of a coward. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Matthew Arnold The following up the inquiry till full proof is reached,—or perhaps, full disproof,—is what I want to suggest to more competent persons. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

Jules Verne Up till nightfall, a dull, noiseless agitation, such as precedes great catastrophes, ran through the anxious multitude. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

William Godwin Nevertheless, before he set out, he gave it strictly in charge to the fiends, that they should by no means suspend their labours till they saw him return. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Anthony Trollope He endeavoured to explain to the anxious wife, that after what had passed he could not tender his medical services till they were again asked for. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

One such scene Carthew will remember till he dies. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Francis Bacon Above all, there ought to be brought store of biscuit, oat-meal, flour, meal, and the like, in the beginning, till bread may be had. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Henry Handel Richardson If only they could manage to hold out till then! For December was still two months off, and of private practice there was as good as none. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

H. Rider Haggard On either side of this peak the unbroken line of mountains receded with a vast and majestic sweep till the eye could follow them no more. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Mark Twain He grew small and smaller till he became a bobbing pigmy, away down toward the bottom — then disappeared. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Gissing Emma sat up till twelve o’clock. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

I! A fool! Why, Mrs. Fyne! I do assure you I had never yet thought at all; never of anything in the world, till then. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

There ran an excited murmur through the, till now, still audience. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Anthony Trollope But the wish of every honest man should be to assist in lifting up those below him, till they be something nearer his own level than he finds them. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Women have impulses of this kind sometimes, and men blame them for it, till they themselves come to the point of feeling the need of just such blind devotion. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Sir Walter Scott At length he made a step forward, and raising the bow at the full stretch of his left arm, till the centre or grasping-place was nigh level with his face, he drew his bowstring to his ear. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Robert Louis Stevenson Our house boys protested they were not afraid; all I know is they were all watching him round the back door and did not follow me till I had the axe. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling Up and up yearned the dark cloud, till the first lightning quivered and cut. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Wilkie Collins Give me time! Wait till to-night. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Come, look alive, I don’t want to flounder about in the water till night time. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Not till he found himself actually in the Admiral’s car did he give his instructions to the chauffeur. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Rudyard Kipling There is nothing left but to —” “Hurraar! Brrrraaah! Brrrrrrp!” roared the Steam through the fog-horn, till the decks quivered. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Wilkie Collins We both watched Laura more anxiously than ever, sometimes waiting and hoping, sometimes waiting and fearing, till the time came. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Rudyard Kipling I didn’t know this till I did. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Rudyard Kipling I went forward between the two great beasts, across a whitewashed court, till I came to a flatheaded arch guarded by the lame, the blind, the leper, and the deformed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Kenneth Grahame Reserved, shy, but full of significance, it hid whatever it might hold behind a veil, keeping it till the hour should come, and, with the hour, those who were called and chosen. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

My work was to wash up and clean the knives and forks, and I was busy with this work from six in the morning till close on midnight. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Henry James He humbly circulated in this spirit till he suddenly had a fresh arrest. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson Four times the door opened and shut; till the room was empty. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope He would cling to his love till he should know that his love was false to him. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Marie Corelli She was a worker in a great silk-factory, and was happy and contented, so it seemed, till — well! It is the old story — a man with a woman, and the man is most often the devil in it. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

In this emergency, he at length resolved to occupy Arequipa, a seaport still true to him, where he might remain till he had decided on some future course of operations. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

James Joyce And humanely his driver waited till he (or she) had ended, patient in his scythed car. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

H. G. Wells Evidently, I thought, this tendency had increased till Industry had gradually lost its birthright in the sky. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Thomas Hardy It embraced hillocks, pits, ridges, acclivities, one behind the other, till all was finished by a high hill cutting against the still light sky. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence Then the father, always impatient, would jump from his chair and shout: “If he doesn’t stop, I’ll smack him till he does. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing It can’t come out till the winter season. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Thomas Hardy So they drove on till they got near the road-side cottage. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

John Galsworthy But he slipped his hand along till it found hers, which did not return his pressure. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

H. Rider Haggard Afterwards they can get to the back of the fire and wait till all is done one way or the other. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Olaf Stapledon One by one the rebel centres collapsed, till none was left. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Ann Radcliffe The path was uninterrupted, and the count continued to follow it till all distinction was confounded in the veil of night. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Rudyard Kipling I told ’em I was busy, as a rule, till after dinner, but they might send along the entire directorate if it eased ’em any. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

As for her husband, she neither saw him, nor heard from him, from the day she left him till about two weeks before Horatio Leavenworth first met her, when she learned from the papers that he was dead. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence The rather dense light fell in two places on the overfoldings of her hair till it glistened heavy and bright, like a dense golden plumage folded up. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

I will wait till he sees fit to show it,” was my thought; then, as I caught a wild and pleading look from Ella, I added in positive assertion to myself, “And so must she. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope He had reassured her, explaining to her that, as the law now stood in Austria, no one but her father could prevent her marriage with a Jew, and that he could only do so till she was of age. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Are you for spoiling him?” “Spoil him!” jeered Alec. “My mean dodgery and the old man’s poker! Wait till he sees through the trick. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins Changing the horses stage by stage, I went on till the night ended — went on till the sun rose in the eastern heaven. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anthony Trollope The bishop wanted peace on the subject; a settled peace if possible, but peace at any rate till the short remainder of his own days had spun itself out. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The light came close: the door opened — opened gently, till it just touched him as he stood with his back against the wall. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

M. P. Shiel He conducted O’Hara, till the two towers of Westring were visible; pointed them out; then went back, and in an hour had finished his work on the diamonds. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

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

Henry James She’ll show you the place from morning till night. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

But mighty billows drave her forth along the sea, and by means of their upholding was she borne along till she came at the last to the burg of King Jonakr, a mighty king, and lord of many folk. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

John Galsworthy Half past eleven found her at watch in the gallery of Court XIII., and there she remained till the case of Forsyte v. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

He put it off deliberately till then, fearing that it might entail a degree of mental agitation on his part that would have an undesirable reflex action upon the paper. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Thomas Hardy And then he would have kissed them all round, as fair and square as a man could, but they were in too much of a taking to let him, and screeched and sobbed till they was quite spent. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

But the whirlwind swept nearer, till at last, in a sort of dim, shadowy light, he saw the black cloud full of frightful faces, all glaring straight at him and coming closer and closer. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Anthony Trollope I shall do it in time, I suppose; — but I must wait till the time comes. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Mr. Bruff volunteered to take his place, and make a holiday of it till Monday morning. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Charles Dickens I cried about it from breakfast till dinner. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Walter Scott I command you to repose yourself till I have made the round of these apartments. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope After that the two ladies did not meet again till the next day. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

A nightmare of terror was upon me, and not till I saw the stony lips move and the face take a look of life in the effort made to speak, did I burst the spell that held me and start to my feet. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott Do thou follow Empson, and amuse thyself for a half-hour’s space with the fairy’s company, till we shall send for you. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

George Gissing To instance only one point: till then I had cared very little about plants and flowers, but now I found myself eagerly interested in every blossom, in every growth of the wayside. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

But this evening it is too late, let us leave business till tomorrow. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Sinclair Lewis Not till ten did he speak to her, when a partner left her, a flushed Corybant, in a chair near Sam’s. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Richard Burton This state of things continued till I left the Hijaz, when the Sharif of Meccah proposed, it was said, to take the field in person against the arch-robber. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

He groped about him in the darkness till he discovered a narrow passage which went under a house at the back of Marjory’s, and opened into an alley. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell So I shall send Jerry Butler a good dinner every day till he is strong again; and spare the poor old fellow my presence and advice. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It was not till the night after that she started for the North. Alice Arden, for a time, lost heart altogether. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope The old man said nothing to his own people about it till the Monday afternoon, up to which time Fanny was prepared to accompany her sister. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Wait till you see the place!’ He gave a low, contented laugh, which would have frozen my marrow yesterday. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Thomas Hardy As for the two elderly worthies, it was not till they entered the room and sat down that their slower eyes discerned anything brilliant in the appointments. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling He kept on saying that there —’ ‘Pass him in at once! Tell off some one to argue with him and give him the best of the argument till St. Luke’s free. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Then he gave the order: “Move in quick time till within a hundred yards, then double quick and charge. Memories and Studies by William James

Thomas Hardy Stockdale sat in the deep chair about twenty minutes sipping and meditating, till he at length took warmer views of things, and longed for the morrow, when he would see Mrs. Newberry again. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

The beast instantly understood and obeyed the sign, and slowly sunk under me till she brought her body to a level with the ground, then gladly enough I alighted. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Sinclair Lewis He was laden with responsibility till he threw it off with the speculation: “Why the deuce should I fret so about not being able to ‘phone Tanis? She can get along without me. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

The stockade commanded the mouth of the creek, and Jim meant to remain there till Brown had passed below. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

James Joyce He pulled the halldoor to after him very quietly, more, till the footleaf dropped gently over the threshold, a limp lid. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Sinclair Lewis They think a big stew that tastes like dish-water is a dinner, and if they do have anything I like they keep on having the same thing every day till I throw it in the sink. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling Thus. When we were among the Hills, I lived on thy strength till the young branch bowed and nigh broke. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

I dropped as a sack on the platform, and then, then—not till then—I awoke. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Edith Wharton But she noted this insensibly: her one conscious thought was that, now she was face to face with him, she must not let him escape till he had heard her. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jane Austen It did not suit his sense of propriety, and he was silenced, till induced by further smiles and liveliness to put the matter by for the present. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Joseph Furphy We steadied the bullocks at the tank till all were satisfied, then headed them back to within fifty yards of the wagons, where we hobbled all the horses, except Bum’s mare. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Anthony Trollope My living form shall trouble you no more, but dead and dying I will be with you till the last trump sounds on the fearful day of judgment. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Often he would vehemently pursue some sylvan sport, till thought and feeling were lost in the violence of bodily exertion. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Rudyard Kipling Set them up and continue till the final conclusion. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anne Bronte On the contrary, I have always found your sex the kindest and most tender and obliging of God’s creation, till now. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Elizabeth Gaskell But I know you better now; and you have persecuted me so of late, that I tell you once for all (as I have told you before, till I am sick of the very words), that nothing shall ever make me marry you. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

The autumn comes, and the roads are too muddy to travel by; he must wait till the winter, when they will be frozen hard. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Hope Thus placed, I commanded the path, and no man could pass between the chateau and the old Castle till he had tried conclusions with me. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

After that I worked again till a quarter past nine, when the waiter put his head into the doorway and told me to leave the rest of the crockery. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling Louder rose Kim’s quavering howl, till at last he leaped to his feet and staggered off sleepily, while the camp cursed him for waking them. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]