Phrases with "time"

Walter Scott The time requires it, and the prize deserves it. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Guy de Maupassan Astonished, he muttered to himself: “Egad! Then YOU are at home here, are you?” And he wanted to speak familiarly to her, as a man does to certain women the first time he meets them. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

F. Scott Fitzgerald He looked at Jobena — her face, infinitely reserved, lightened momentarily, but this time her smile had gone sad; there was the deep friendliness but not the delight. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

D. H. Lawrence What time is it?’ ‘What time is it, Jill?’ called March’s voice. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Rice Burroughs Each time my sword found his body — once penetrating to his lung. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Wilkie Collins This time she received him graciously; she dismissed him with her thanks. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

George Gissing Many a time you have told me how you despised me. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman The librarian, who had a quick acridness of manner, addressed her, asking what room she had, and asked the second time in spite of the school-teacher’s evident reluctance to hear her. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

The time was a quarter past ten. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Robert Green Ingersoll It is time enough to rise after the sun has set the example. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope Long before that time I shall be flush enough. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

We got out some Theosophical books from a library and spent a lot of time reading it up. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Sigmund Freud What the governess had from time to time been to Dora, Dora had been to Herr K.’s children. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Henry James She felt angry for the moment; it was almost the first time she had ever felt angry. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

George Meredith Attracted by her good looks and sparkle, they entered the circle of her charm, became delightfully intimate, suffered a rebuff, and were from that time prepared to serve her purpose. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

H. G. Wells And even if we were free to carry on with unlimited time and unrestrained teaching resources, it would still be in those opening years that the framework of the mind would have to be made. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

William Morris But on the scaffold aforesaid were standing bright and gay figures, whose names or what they were Ralph had no time to ask. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

George Gissing It was not the first time that Marcian had thought of this. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

H.P. Lovecraft Often he was left stranded somewhere as I had found him — time and again he had to find his way home from frightful distances, getting somebody to drive the car after he found it. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

He said he could hardly recall the time when he had had as much as two days’ holiday, and thanked Lady Whitney for receiving him. A Curious Experience by Ellen Wood [1883]

Half an hour later the boat returned, but this time Maas was not in her. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Sally Carrol Happer, resting her chin on her arm, and her arm on an old window-seat, gazed sleepily down over the spangled dust whence the heat waves were rising for the first time this spring. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne On the eighth evening after starting, the travelers again set foot on the volcanic promontory just in time to witness a great commotion. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

She uttered from time to time a groan hardly audible, or murmured unintelligible words. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James I had a vague idea that Boulogne was not a resort of the aristocracy; at the same time there might very well have been a strong attraction there even for one of the darlings of fortune. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Thomas Carlyle His time is bad: well then, he is there to make it better! — Johnson’s youth was poor, isolated, hopeless, very miserable. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

This time she answered by imploring me to save her. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

The time would be, as Dr. Nichol computes, about two hundred and fifty millions of years, supposing that our rate of travelling was about three times that of our earth in its orbit. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He would not waste their time telling them of the political difficulties which Germany had had to face during the last generation. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

My idea of man’s chief end was to enrich the world with things of beauty, and have a fairly good time myself while doing so. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

If he had, he would speak out: when it would be time enough to consider and discuss his proposal. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle I only tell you this, however, to show you that I was never a mere rough soldier like Rapp or Ney. As I lay in that brigands’ camp, I had little time or inclination to think about such matters. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

D. H. Lawrence This time Somers smiled a little to himself. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James She was waiting on his good pleasure, and would wait modestly and patiently; his hanging back at this supreme time might appear strange, but of course he must have a good reason for it. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Robert Louis Stevenson At the same time the din grew louder, and she became conscious of vague forms and fields of whiteness. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

With his ill-gotten gains he fitted up a villa near Richmond, where for a time he lived in luxury, though not, it would appear, in security. Old Coloured Books by George Paston [1905]

It is time to bring these crowded remarks to a close. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wilkie Collins Having declared for the second time that he would not take a farthing from Mrs. Sowler, he went on with his inquiries. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Voices have been heard saying that the time for reforms in Russia is already past. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Anthony Trollope In the mean time Larry, now as happy as an emperor, was tripping round the room without any shoes to encumber him as he withdrew the plates from the table. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Then their embarrassment revived, but this time it was Rhoda who took the initiative. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

H. G. Wells For the first time she seemed to be realising what this queer business in England meant. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

When the French nation gradually came into existence among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul, a new language was at the same time slowly evolved. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

The craft that brought us in should be made, by a piece of unskillful management, to fall aboard the Lion, and remain alongside long enough to give us time to sneak in through an open deck-port. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Edith Wharton Nobody questioned, nobody wondered any more-because nobody had time to remember. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Anthony Trollope From time to time we hear of instances of such imprudence, and are made to wonder at the folly of those who are supposed to hold the State Church in the greatest reverence. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells I took little time to think, or they would have caught me then, but snatching up my nailed stick, rushed headlong from my hiding-place towards the sound of the sea. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Virginia Woolf Men are at the same time villains and saints; their acts are at once beautiful and despicable. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Whose agent are you? For whom do you work?” “The time has come for me to answer that question,” Fawley replied. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Meredith Such a wine, in its capturing permeation of us, insists on being for a time a theme. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

D. H. Lawrence On the contrary, he was like a dove-grey, disconsolate bird pecking the crumbs of Alvina’s sympathy, and cocking his eye all the time to watch that she did not advance one step towards him. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Watch for an acknowledgment that the young woman is left-handed, and do not forget that an explanation is due why for so long a time she held her other arm stretched out behind her. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell The time would only be taken out of her playing, which, after all, did not signify; while Edward was really busy about his ship. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

They’ve been seen about the woods for the last year or two, but this is the first time they’ve nested. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Now have you got that amount of money with you?” Oh, the relief in Ramon’s mind! At the same time — he was thinking hard. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

On a pallet in the centre lay the dying man, with beside him an old woman, the inn-wife, who from time to time moistened his lips with sour wine. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

D. H. Lawrence For, as time went on, she never opposed her husband in word or deed. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

He promised to deliver to us a man who in time of profound peace took the lives of innocent men to escape the punishment he deserved for breaking the law. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Gaston Leroux Matrena Petrovna necessarily had the ipecac on her, because after the sickness she had not the time for going to find it. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

George Gissing Louise passed the time without difficulty, and at seven o’clock made an excellent dinner. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

D. H. Lawrence He’s putting his Sunday clothes on to take us a walk — Laws, what a time it takes him! Get your blushes ready, Meg — now, Lettie, look haughty, and I’ll look wise. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood Spellbound, he stood and stared for a time that he could not measure. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

In a frivolous mood Jehu took to a bicycle, and the very first time he scorched he was thrown, and so injured his back that he died in a week. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

He answered from time to time so as not to appear absolutely dumb, and then only a few syllables. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

I thought I had better sleep, though I had no bedding, to pass the time away till morning. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

My illness was over and it was nearly time for me to go. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Francis Bacon The second is its polarity, and at the same time its declination. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Pugatchéf looked sharply at me, winking from time to time his left eye with an indefinable expression of slyness and mockery. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

E. Phillips Oppenheim Remember that it has never been the policy of the firm to cut prices, but at the same time it is not necessary for you to allow anyone in the world to undersell you. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

In such a crisis there was no time for inquiry, and the cyclist was well trained in self-defence. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Willa Cather It was not the first time that his duty had been to comfort, as best he could, one of the broken things his brother’s imperious speed had cast aside and forgotten. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Behind him Mr. Sabin noticed for the first time a narrow mahogany door. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Perhaps because the sun was shining for the first time for some days, the whole of London seemed to be making holiday in that part of the town. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Mankind, however, are unwilling to admit this; and they endeavour from time to time to persuade themselves that they have discovered the rules which will enable them to produce the desired effect. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

There had been time enough for him to examine the superscription and postmark of my letter. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Not a cheerful experience that, you know, at my time of life, eh?” “No,” I agreed, “nor at any other. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Olaf Stapledon But at the same time it was necessary to observe him closely, for the moments of his life which would be of supreme interest to me were now at hand. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells The little group of people watched them pass over the mountains and vanish into the blue, and then for a time they talked of the work that the observatory was doing. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Charles Dickens Jane, indeed!” Mr. Pocket got his hands in his hair again, and this time really did lift himself some inches out of his chair. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

It’s bad enough to lose my money but I don’t want to waste any more of my time over your friend. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H. G. Wells After a time Philip, regardless of his formal duties as a host, got up and very quietly slipped away. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

D. H. Lawrence From time to time I was aware of steps in the tunnel-like passage outside, and of presences peering. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Julian Hawthorne And being quite the same thing to him whether he lived in a palace or a mud hut, so long as he might study his fill, why, likely he’d an easy enough time of it. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

M. R. James I omit as unnecessarily painful and distressing the ejaculations and prayers which, in the months of December and January, appear for the first time and become increasingly frequent. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Virginia Woolf Every time she gave a party she had this feeling of being something not herself, and that every one was unreal in one way; much more real in another. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

There are still ten days before the season is over; and my ponies may lie at Coutts’s for some time to come. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

In process of time if we obtain possession” of a sum at first fixed as the ultimatum, “we generally find ourselves as far from being contented as at first. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Willa Cather This time I go up in a black evening dress, and lose the skirt in the basket before I start down. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

H. G. Wells It was all right with Philip. For a time things must rest on that. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

James Anthony Froude God hath begun to draw the hearts of some of them from her already, and He will set them in time against her round about. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Andrew Lang They made up their minds to live altogether for a time in their trees, and for this purpose they had provisions enough stored up inside to last them a year. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Pope, beset by applications on all hands, had no time to think of Petrarch. Bruni for a year discontinued his correspondence. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Arthur Conan Doyle Neither of ua broke the silence for some little time after he had concluded. The Heiress of Glenmahowley by Arthur Conan Doyle

James Joyce That time thing think! Honorific remembrance to spit humble makes. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Arthur Conan Doyle She told you all she knew, and so did Barker here; for on the night when this thing happened there was mighty little time for explanations. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Virginia Woolf It was a time of profound thought and sudden revelations for more than one couple, and several single people. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing In a week’s time I shall be a man of distinction. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence And the procession crept slowly, aimlessly forward in time with the chant. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Elizabeth Gaskell But somehow I could ne’er bear leaving Hamley. You shall come and follow me to my grave when my time comes. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Guy de Maupassant From time to time, she would exclaim: “Oh! I understand, I understand. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

She put out her hand just in time to steady herself against a lamp-post. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Not being a native, nor for any length of time a resident of the neighbourhood, he did not sufficiently care when the new inventions threw the old workpeople out of employ. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Guy de Maupassan The happy betrothal time began. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

It may in time come to such an end as that of the once-important Cinque Ports, but it is scarcely likely to reach that end in this century. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Arthur Conan Doyle Cowed and disheartened by the loss of their leader, the Normans had given back and were now streaming over the bulwarks on to their own galley, dropping a dozen at a time on to her deck. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Wilkie Collins Your time is too valuable, in a professional sense, to be wasted on an idle woman who has no sympathy with your patients, waiting for relief perhaps, and waiting in vain. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Henry James I gave this supreme impression of Saltram time to fade if it would; but it didn’t fade, and, individually, it hasn’t faded even now. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Anthony Trollope In the mean time Lord Fawn did not come to see her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs Again he stopped, and this time succeeded in forcing his reluctant hand to the cold steel, only to snatch it away almost immediately and resume his restless beat. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Sir Walter Scott I would have mentioned this to you some time since, but you saw the footing upon which we stood together, and must have understood it. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

His misfortunes had all come so quickly that he had had no time to prepare for them. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Charles Dickens Next day, Lieut.-Col. Robin Redforth was united, with similar ceremonies, to Alice Rainbird. This time the cannon burst with a most terrific explosion, and made a puppy bark. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

George Meredith He wanted something, and wanted them to give their time and energy to something, that was not to be had in a market. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Jeremy Bentham Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of this earth pursue it consistently, and in a day’s time they will have turned it into a hell. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Thomas Hardy The gloomy intervening time seemed to sink into chaos, over which the present and prior times closed as if it never had been. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Walter Besant And then I began for the first time to become seriously alarmed about the future. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Andrew Lang However, there was no time for talking and concealing her fright. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton Schoolboys in my time could be blasted with the horrible revelation of having a sister, or even a Christian name. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

He good-humouredly pooh-poohed the whole thing; but at the same time was evidently curious about it. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

It might be necessary to abandon, for the time being, the more remote garrisons in Darfur and Equatoria; but Khartoum must be held at all costs. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

You really must!” She sat listless, shaking her head from time to time negatively, as if nothing could be any good. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

And he could ask at the same time whether she had seen the keys. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

But no time can superannuate the subjects which Burns has sung; they are rooted in the primary strata, which are steadfast. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Henry James It was this time the fatal kind; it would prevent. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle We found that the news of the arrival of the packet — for her illness dated from that time — had such an effect upon her as to bring on brain fever. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

H. G. Wells For a time all five men stood still. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle In such moments all idea of time is lost. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

Isabella Bird I only told him that it would be time to fall back on fate and destiny when, under any given circumstances, such as these, he had exhausted all the resources of forethought and intelligence. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Marjorie Bowen For the first time he felt he loved his father dearly, for the first time he realized how Mastino loved his wife — he understood. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

He must go back to Kyauktada. It was folly, for barely a fortnight had passed since the scene between them, and his only chance was to give her time to forget it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

I found the horse; the horse found the road; and some time later I reached home. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

William Morris That, so far, is unmixed gain in the use of a machine — always, mind you, supposing equality of condition among men; no art is lost, leisure or time for more pleasurable work is gained. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

Rudyard Kipling You’re as bad as the rest of these Britishers. If she’s been run all that while, it’s time she was flagged once or twice. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anthony Trollope I saw him once since he got his commission, glittering with his gold lace like a new weather-cock on a Town Hall. He hadn’t time to polish the shine off. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence She picked up a large seal made of agate, looked at the ingraven coat of arms, then stood rubbing her finger across the cut-out stone, time after time. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

Henry James The marquis was stone dead! This time there were those there that knew. The American by Henry James [1877]

Arnold Bennett For the first time in her life she did honestly feel old. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell And he said, if he was us — you — he would send him off in time to Lancaster Asylum. They’ve ways there both of keeping such people in order and making them happy. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

This time I was a “black” washer-up, or a “kitchen man. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope I should have preferred to pass my time in making myself agreeable to the younger lady; but the younger lady stood aloof, turning up her nose, as I thought, at her mamma. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Will you go with me now? We shall have time before tea. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Henry Fielding When I played at whist with her, she would look earnestly at me, and at the same time lose deal or revoke; then burst into a ridiculous laugh and cry, “La! I can’t imagine what I was thinking of. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

The bishop’s coach blocked the entrance, and for a time they hesitated, awed by the mystery of the house and by the rites going on in there. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

E. T. A. Hoffmann When I went to live in H—— for a time the whole town was full of talk about him, as he happened to be just then in the midst of one of the very craziest of his schemes. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Henry David Thoreau No dust has settled on that robe; no time has elapsed since that divinity was revealed. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Anthony Trollope They are all coming again, but not till November. You hunt, don’t you, Frank?” “I have no time for hunting. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson At the same time he pointed to my uncle, whom we could just see perched upon a knoll, and touched his head to indicate that he was mad. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Francis Bacon For men hitherto have made but short stay with experience, but passing her lightly by, have wasted an infinity of time on meditations and glosses of the wit. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Rudyard Kipling The crude drills and hunting rehearsals of George Robey’s time had developed into complicated sacred dances of fabulous antiquity. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Marie Corelli But there was now no time to think, as the moment for the combat drew near. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

There was now no time to be lost, for it approached midnight, but the trio were soon cantering through the horse-paddock neck-and-neck, and the new day found them at the farther gate. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

George Borrow Here I lay listening from time to time to the sweet chimes which rang from the clock of the old cathedral. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Rudyard Kipling There was one time when E9, evidently on information received, took up “a certain position” and reported the sea “glassy. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

Charles Dickens It turned from white to yellow from lying in the Post-office with nobody to claim it, and in course of time was torn up with five hundred others, and sold for waste-paper. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Arnold Bennett I waited a minute or two for him to come back, but he didn’t come back, and so I thought it was about time I began to make inquiries into the affair. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

I had only to extend my hand and make one step to reach the magnificent bronze handle of the ebony door, and if I didn’t want to be caught by Therese there was no time to lose. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Schalken felt a vague alarm at the sight of this figure, and at the same time an irresistible impulse to follow its guidance. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. F. Benson Diva gave a swift suspicious glance at the choir to make sure this was not another trick, but this time it was the organ. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Rudyard Kipling There was no time to man the brakes, they knocked the shackle free, And the Northern Light stood out again, goose-winged to open sea. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Ivan Turgenev From time to time he turned round and with a quiet voice urged on those who lagged behind. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

George Meredith He sees in time little else; his very sincereness twists him awry. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Wilkie Collins I had barely time enough to see this, before a trembling hand was laid on my shoulder, from behind. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

For a time Renouard, silent, as if he had not heard a word of all that babble, did not stir. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Wilkie Collins For the first time in his life he found himself considering trivial questions of sixpences, and small favours of discount for cash payments — an irritating state of things in itself. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

D. H. Lawrence She took up her sewing and stitched for some time without raising her head. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

It was evening, — there was no longer any necessity, no longer any time for delay. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

G. K. Chesterton I have lived in Beaconsfield from the time when it was almost a village to the time when, as the enemy profanely says, it is almost a suburb. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H.P. Lovecraft Mumbled tales of the weird rites and godless revels of bygone years in the ancient hall gave to me a new and potent interest in the tomb, before whose door I would sit for hours at a time each day. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

Henry James She had everything, or almost everything she had space and time and the river. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

William Makepeace Thackeray Some time afterwards he thought he would try and take an IMPRESSION of his washing-bill: he did, and succeeded. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

H. G. Wells A time came, indeed, when she sat on a bank beside him, in a quiet, secluded place “all smelling of vi’lets,” and talked to him of love. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Virginia Woolf Up she scrambled, putting her hands to hair as if it were high time that she went too, though it was nothing of the kind and her hair was perfectly tidy. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

I turned towards Bartram. At my side stood honest Mary Quince. “Don’t take on so, Miss; ‘twon’t be no time passing; three months is nothing at all,” she said, smiling kindly. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Confess now that they are stolen from the Philippiques.” “May I show you your rooms, ladies?” said Irene, “and then we might have time for some music before supper. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Robert Louis Stevenson To explain in words takes time and a just and patient hearing; and in the critical epochs of a close relation, patience and justice are not qualities on which we can rely. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne They were waiting till the time of action arrived. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Anthony Trollope She seemed to feel that she was specially unfortunate, but she felt at the same time that there was no means within her reach of setting things right. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Florence Dixie Of these last three named, the two former had relations living just outside Rio, and were therefore a good deal absent, which gave Maeva all her time to herself. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

But, without allowing time for an answer, and striking his boot impatiently with a riding whip, he hoped I was ready. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Radclyffe Hall It is possible, however, that Elizabeth’s perturbation might in time have reacted on her pupil had fate not interposed at the psychological moment. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

His chest expanded time after time, as if it could not contain the beating of his heart. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim May I beg that until that time you eliminate from your mind the existence of that lady so far as I and my past life are concerned. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

It will not be time misspent to make a catalogue of the names and excellencies of those men that are most wise, learned, or esteemed in any nation. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle I wanted to tell your mon somethin’ aboot t’ Maister.” “We’ve no time to listen to gossip, my boy. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Thomas Hardy Many and many a time have I stood by your poor father while he worked. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Washington Irving In the mean time a devouring melancholy had seized upon her, of which no one could divine the cause — she refused food and turned a deaf ear to every consolation. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

But owing to the subsequent growth of the leaf, this filament became after a time quite slack, though still remaining firmly coiled round the stick. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Henry James This gave Charlotte time to go on. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn I must, however, lose no time in determining upon bringing Bessy and her little ones over; and wherever they are, will be home, and a happy one, to me. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

He was just a flyer, like her brother; someone who had turned up in time to share their picnic and who was pleasant and interesting to talk to. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

I confess that for a time I feared this man as a rival. My Wife’s Tempter by Fitz James O’Brien

Anthony Trollope At the same time I heard from the publisher, who suggested some interesting little details as to honorarium. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Those amiable ladies who find time hang so heavily on their hands have no idea how much I value mine, nor how short I find the day for all I have to do in it. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Rudyard Kipling We have cut down enormously — we shall cut down inconceivably — the world-conception of time and space, which is the big flywheel of the world’s progress. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Burns provided a shelter for her under the roof of a friend; but for a time he does not seem to have thought of doing more than this. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Edgar Wallace Nor could it come from Saturn,” he went on tantalizingly, “nor from Venus.” “Then where on earth do these signals come from?” blurted Chap, and this time Mr. Colson laughed outright. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This time he brought no roses. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Bram Stoker Lady Arabella had instructed her solicitors to hurry on with the conveyance of Diana’s Grove, so no time was lost in letting Adam Salton have formal possession of the estate. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

John Morley Everybody who has read much of the French writing of the middle of the eighteenth century is conscious from time to time of a sound of mocking and sardonic laughter in it. Voltaire by John Morley

Wilkie Collins He had, as he supposed, allowed too long a time to pass (after an early breakfast that morning), without taking food: he could only attribute the fainting fit to that cause. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]