Phrases with "time"

Willa Cather MacMaster was himself a painter, an American of the Gallicized type, who spent his winters in New York, his summers in Paris, and no inconsiderable amount of time on the broad waters between. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Radclyffe Hall The time has now come when all play and no work will make a dull Stephen, unless we pull ourselves together. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am only too proud if I can help until that time comes. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

I should have been glad to have said a few words about the use of museums in the study of Biology, but I see that my time is becoming short, and I have yet another question to answer. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

All was in confusion once more; Essex again offered his services; and this time they were accepted. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Guy de Maupassant She spent her time rearing chickens in a little poultry-yard behind the inn, and she was noted for her success in fattening them for the table. Toine by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Last time he had driven up that sandy road he had been a slave; now he was a free man. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

H. G. Wells Then I turned back towards Cavor, who was still standing in the light of the rivulet near the gulf convulsively busy with his wrists, and at the same time jabbering nonsense about his idea. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Andrew Lang This time it was a stout old woman in the dress of a peasant, who also was after a hare to provide a dinner for unexpected visitors. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell Madame Babette was urgent with her to go and lie down on the bed in the inner room; but it was some time before she was strong enough to rise and do this. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

H. G. Wells At the station he heard for the first time that the Windsor and Chertsey lines were now interrupted. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

She listened to his explanation anxiously, from time to time pressing the hand she had sought and got hold of in the dark. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

On others, as commonplaces of a temperament “all meridian,” it were waste of time to dwell. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

The time had come in which he would assert his right to be master in his own house. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

It was the time of the Feast of Tlaloc, and they were all gathered in Tlapallan. As men of my own race, I would have done much to save you, but you know how my efforts resulted. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

They had summoned a little band of fiddlers and pipers from Kingston, and these, stationed in the hall, were to enliven the feast from time to time with their homely, merry, old English tunes. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Why should he? What was I to him? This time I needed no warning voice to bid me follow. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

At the same time she managed to keep a covert eye upon the people who were hurrying past behind her. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

H. Rider Haggard They had little time to eat, and none to sleep. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dickens All through my time as a foundation-boy, I was within a few miles of Brother Hawkyard’s congregation; and whenever I was what we called a leave-boy on a Sunday, I went over there at his desire. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

Theodore Dreiser If he could only get plenty of time to think, perhaps something would turn up. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James It remained, as such, monumentally still, and for a time that permitted the child to ask of their companion: “Did she really help you?” “Most practically. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Abraham Merri In one quick side glance I saw Drake’s head nodding — nodding in time to the movement of the black hands. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Was this the steamer for Venice? Sicuro! All that I could do in comment was to sit down; and in the mean time the steamer trembled, groaned, choked, cleared its throat, and we were under way. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Anthony Trollope Phineas felt himself to be very much in the lurch, even after he had discovered Violet Effingham standing up to dance with Lord Fawn. He bided his time patiently, and at last he found his opportunity. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He abhorred tea, but, since it gave him a little longer time in her presence, he drank it devoutly, and the red-haired girl sat in an untidy heap and eyed him without speaking. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Borrow It is already the third hour of the tarde, I therefore advise you to lose no time in sending to your lodgings for a bed and whatever you may stand in need of, the llavero here shall do your bidding. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

At the same time he consulted his chief clerk as to what it might be best to do, and they agreed upon suspending two of the supervisors who might suffer less from it than some others. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Jack London For the first time I began to divine that something terrible was about to be enacted — what, I could not imagine. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

William Godwin It perhaps deserves to be remarked that this sort of miscellaneous literary employment, seems, for the time at least, rather to damp and contract, than to enlarge and invigorate, the genius. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Bram Stoker This time it was by Lady Arabella, walking hurriedly and so furiously angry that she did not recognise him, even to the extent of acknowledging his bow. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Miss Bessie, pressed in a corner by the window, wept behind her veil, and from time to time tried to take hold of her sister’s hand. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Theodore Dreiser There was no time for simulating non-recognition. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Mark Twain They learn to love a ship just in time to change it for another, and they become attached to a pleasant traveling companion only to lose him. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

E. Phillips Oppenheim What about payment?” “A very short time ago,” he acknowledged, “I might have been murmuring the word ‘deferred. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Andrew Lang Some months passed in this way, and then the father suddenly fell ill, and knew that the time had come when he must die. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He sent his breakfast away untouched, and sat looking at his watch in a mad hurry for the time to pass, yet growing hot and uncomfortable as the hour drew near. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

In the beginning men put away their own opponents, but, as time went on, they murdered men who had done them no hurt. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

George MacDonald My own impression is that every time when Diamond slept well and remembered nothing about it in the morning, he had been all that night at the back of the north wind. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

H. G. Wells This time we have to save the world from the old confidence tricks. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

She opened her eyes and smiled for the first time that day, a radiant, secretly confident smile. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

William Harrison Ainsworth My lord, however, took the alarm, and thought fit to retire to his villa without the city, and for a time remained secluded within its walls. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Andrew Lang And the Sun listened, and was sorry for her; and though he could not tell her where to go, he gave her a nut, and bid her open it in a time of great distress. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A. E. W. Mason Ethne had a question to ask, but it was some time before she could trust her lips to utter it distinctly and without faltering. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Anthony Trollope The time had come when it was necessary that she should resolve, and while her maid was brushing her hair for her she did make her resolution. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim Another time your invitation would be wonderful. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

H. G. Wells Nothing was dead, but everything had changed to beauty! And I stood for a time with clean and happy eyes looking at the intricate delicacy before me and marveling how richly God has made his worlds. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

And now for the first time since I had been in the house, I closed the door of my room. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

He had just time for this, before dressing for dinner, so he dashed out of the house — meeting nobody, as it chanced, on the stairs, and, as the night was foggy, being seen by no one in the streets. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

All the campaigns against Turkey prove this, from Potemkin’s time to the last Eastern war in 1878, entered upon with every advantage of a well-nursed prestige and a carefully fostered fanaticism. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Rudyard Kipling Yes, he slipped off quietly an’ they ‘adn’t time to chase ’im round the islands even if the navigatin’ officer ‘ad been equal to the job. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

The resolute charge of the Spanish cavaliers, who had now arrived, created a temporary check, and gave time for their countrymen to make a feeble rally. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

And there’s Maxwell, spends his time running after Eurasian tarts. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle With so many things to think of there is no time to trouble about oneself. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

A few rare tears trickled from time to time down her insentient cheeks; her women gathered from a sign which she made that she wished to be put to bed. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Things and concepts are identical with themselves only in so far as at the same time they involve distinction. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Anthony Trollope You don’t quite understand about the Duke; and how should you? I never do anything without telling him, but he hasn’t time to attend to things. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

I knew that time was everything. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

George Gissing But there’s plenty of time yet. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Samuel Johnson Perhaps experience, improving on experience, may in time effect it. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Olaf Stapledon After some confusion of mind we realized that we were looking at the galaxy in an early stage of its existence, in fact at a time before it was really a galaxy at all. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

For a short space of time I remained at the window watching the pallid lightnings that played above Mont Blanc and listening to the rushing of the Arve, which pursued its noisy way beneath. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Wilkie Collins Over and over again I walked to the window to occupy myself with what was passing in the street; and each time I could not stay there for one minute together. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

D. H. Lawrence When Lady Louth called last time . The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope If that does not tell the mother that the time of her own youth has passed away, nothing will ever bring the tale home. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Presently we were arrested again by the proximity of a Selenite, and this time we were able to observe him more exactly. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

It was not the first time that a French literary man had devoted himself to the cause of the oppressed, and made it his personal affair, his charge, his inalienable trust. Emile Zola by William Dean Howells

At the same time a deep and heavy sigh, almost a groan, was distinctly audible close by me. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Gustave Flauber And they still expected the army from Tunis! The length of time which it took in coming was, according to their conjectures, an assurance of its early arrival. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

He had scarcely time to make his bow and sit down before she attacked him. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Gissing Something gnawed within his breast all the time that he was speaking as a mere acquaintance; he had a difficulty in overcoming a sullenness of temper which rose within him. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

And in all that time his image had but rarely been absent from her thoughts. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

John Galsworthy Having roused her sufficiently to say: “You will have plenty of time to be fussy in that Court, Soames,” he went back and looked out of his window. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

In my time I had done a lot of scrambling on rocks and used to promise myself a season in the Alps to test myself on the big peaks. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edith Wharton After dinner, in the embrasure of a drawing-room window, he surprised Nick by returning to the same topic, and this time without thinking it needful to readjust his smile. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Now, in time of peace there’s no secrecy about the navigation of these. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

He arrived at Greta Hall on 7th September 1803, and from time to time during the next six months his correspondence gives us occasional glimpses of Coleridge’s melancholy state. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

The harmless gabble of the old nurse, who placed herself by her side, patting her all the time upon the shoulder, was as the sound of a humming in the woods in summer time, or the crooning of a brook. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Nellie Bly Explain it to me,” I gasped, a feeling of coldness creeping over me as I realized that I was alone with what for the time was a mad man. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Ivan Turgenev From time to time there was sense in his ravings. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing There was never a time when I could have resisted a word of yours spoken out of your love for me. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Jules Verne I told M. Letourneur that I could not help hoping that there might yet be time to reach the land before the last crisis came. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Anthony Trollope His time had gone by, and the people of Barchester did not care a straw for his appeal. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Attack the Commission in Lunacy, and be quick about it!” We lost no time in preparing for the attack. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Gaston Leroux From time to time, while Ermolai poured the liqueurs, Feodor struck his band on the coverings over his leg. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

D. H. Lawrence He was thinking vigorously of something he read in the newspaper, and at the same time his eye ran over the surfaces of the life round him, and he missed nothing. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

The rain beat down without ceasing, with ever the same tranquil flow, as though all time and eternity were allowed it to deluge the plain. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence Josephine watched him, and her pointed tongue went from time to time over her lips. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Dangerfield had gone away some time — so had Mervyn — Sturk and his wife went next, and Cluffe and Puddock, who lingered as long as was decent, at last took leave. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne If we are helpless in the face of some great force of nature, people must be warned in time of the danger which threatens them. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

John Galsworthy It was some time before he raised his head. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence But at the same time she was watching to see if Sir William had still got beside his plate the white medicine cachet which he must swallow at every meal. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

The first impulse of the older man would have been to rest to breathe, but Lecoq did not give him time to do so. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle For thousands of years this had been the highway over the desert, and during all that time no animal of all those countless caravans had died there without being preserved by the dry, antiseptic air. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

She was glad to be for a time out of the pressure of the crowd. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

A. E. W. Mason It might be a very long time before she saw him again, and all that long time she must remain tortured with doubts. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

He sighed deeply, and the hot moisture smarted again upon his eyelids, but this time not all in grief. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Yet it was strange that in this moment his own misery and his own peril were less upon him than a longing to see once more — and for the last time — the woman for whose sake he suffered this. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Anthony Trollope The morning, though it was in August, was chill, and the time seemed to be very long. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The entrance to the passage under the moat is somewhere by the vaults and he lays the bodies each time upon that slab after he has brought them in. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Henry James This helped Olive to believe that she might begin to count upon her again, conscious as she was at the same time that Verena had been strangely weakened and strained by her odious ordeal. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Jules Verne By reckoning the time since they started, taking into consideration that the walking had not been rapid, Starr calculated that he and his companions were near the opening. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Jules Verne A blow from the formidable beak alighted on his head, and this time Serko fell back lifeless on the ground. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

There was a time when her more energetic misanthropy would possibly have enjoyed a fracas such as was now to be apprehended. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins The vague fear that had shaken her when she had accidentally touched the French boy, on her visit to Camp’s Hill, still from time to time troubled her memory. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Thomas Hardy The time is come when I may as well speak. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

King John. It was some time before I learned the particulars of this awakening. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope The rain had set aside for the time the necessity for that urgent watchfulness which kept all hands on the station hard at work during the great heat. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Now, the view taught at the present time seems to me to want greatness; and the dialect in which alone it can be intelligibly uttered is not the dialect of my soul. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle From time to time there sounded from the house behind them the long, sad wail of a French horn. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Walter Besant This we did during the whole of the month of August and half-way through September, Tom all the time expecting every day to hear of a rising over the whole country. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

William Makepeace Thackeray Harassing public duties occupy so much myself and Lord Bobtail, that we have scarce time to see our private friends; among whom, I hope, my dear Lady Griffin will allow me to rank her. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Louis Pasteur In less than five hours from the time we placed it in the oven, the plant started fermentation in the wort, as we could see by the bubbles of gas rising to form patches on the surface of the liquid. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

It was happiness enough to sit, hand clasped in hand, and know that our time of trial was past; that no cross of Fate could ever part us now. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Twice he shot, the first time hitting within an inch of the wand, the second time splitting it fairly in the middle. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Kate Chopin Yet, she felt great faith in the power of time and absence to heal such wounds even to the extent of leaving no tell-tale scar. At Fault by Kate Chopin

You would like a few moments for reflection? Good! I will write out the form while you consider, as there is no time to be lost. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Rudyard Kipling At no time she heedeth it More than the dust of a journey, her garments brushed clear of it. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For instance, you have been in England now some eight months, during which time you have revealed an entirely new personality. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Daniel Defoe Well, he said, it might be time enough for me, but no time but the present time was time enough for him. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Here you get, almost or quite for the first time in the English novel, those spurts and sparks of animation which only the living voice can supply. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle Everyone who knows anything about beetles must have heard of Sir Thomas Rossiter.” For the first time a thin little ray of light began to break into the obscure business. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

The outcry would have been still louder if he had told the truth in time to save the patient, and had not been able to prove his words. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Benjamin Disraeli Venetia was surprised that for the first time in her life with Plantagenet she felt embarrassed. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Edith Wharton But he insists on time, on plenty of time . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Sidney Colvin We have seen how he found himself, in prison and for some time after his release, a kind of political hero on the liberal side, a part for which nature had by no means fitted him. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Mrs. Rawber had a clock on her bedroom mantel-piece, and had noticed the time when that awful cry awoke her, scared as she was. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling We can only walk one step at a time in this world, praise God! An’ they sent Bennett to the Front an’ left me behind. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Anthony Trollope I hope the time is soon coming when there shall be no more of such separation. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Henry James It was not the first time he had had a sense of Roderick’s standing helpless in the grasp of his temperament. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

H. G. Wells I think that is the first time I heard any one link the comet with the end of the world. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

You’ll have just time to throw your razors and a clean shirt into a carpet-bag while I talk to you. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Radclyffe Hall I’ve neither the time nor the money to begin all over again at forty-five. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Jack London From time to time they stole glances at Wolf Larsen, and I could see that they were apprehensive of the man. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

E. T. A. Hoffmann But here — here in this castle, which is haunted by an evil spirit, I always dread something terrible happening; and then it’s the first time she has been ill here. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

I strolled up just in time to hear her say to Walworth and the officer of the watch, who were both watching it: “She is steering directly for us. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Mark Twain And all the time he was a-doing it he tried to talk like an Englishman; and he done it pretty well, too, for a slouch. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Elizabeth Von Arnim So he went; and the remainder of the precious time was disturbed by twinges of conscience (to which I am much subject) whenever I found myself wanting to jump for joy. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Florence Dixie There was a bitter expression on the beautiful face which made it for the time look years older. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

He married Martha Barrois, and, leaving the country to work out its own salvation without his assistance, he gave his time and attention to agriculture. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Willa Cather When he was working over Fanning, or was down in the hold helping to take care of the sick soldiers, he had no time to think, — did mechanically the next thing that came to hand. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

He came up quite close to her, and straddling his legs a little, stood looking down at her face for some time without taking his hands out of his pockets. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Anthony Trollope Now, I thought, was the time for me to strike in. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling The E.I. Railway’s breach of it is thoroughly English. They say, or it is said of them that they say, ‘We are afraid of our men, who belong to us, wasting their time on trying to invent. Among the Railway Folk by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

It’s just like that other time when they were so cocksure I was Dr. Carmichael. One word from me, and the whole thing will topple down like a stack of cards. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

There’s no knowing that in an hour’s time I mayn’t be roasting in the hottest part of Hell. And yet you can sit there talking to me as calmly as though I’d nothing the matter with me. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Algernon Blackwood It was, perhaps, the innocence in the great blue eyes that conquered her for the first time in her life. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

George Gissing Dyce had remarked the change in her; it flattered him, but caused him at the same time some uneasiness. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Walter Scott Go hence, and tell your master I will see him within the space of an hour, during which time I am delayed by the necessity of attending a sick relation. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

E. F. Benson She borrowed it from Georgie, who was sitting near, and so did not ask for time in which to pay. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

He said loudly, “Now then, now then, what are you doing there?” She stopped, for this time she heard him, and looked over at him. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Gustave Flauber Ten days later (the time to journey from Besancon), the heirs arrived. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

Ours had gone back ten miles, to the Waikitty; we soon obtained clues as to their whereabouts, and had them back again in time to proceed on our journey. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Anthony Trollope She was glad that it was not so, but at the same time she was confident that Lady Albury knew something of what had passed between herself and her suitor. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope You were away the last time she had people there. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Considine stretched out his hand, and the other bowed over it, genuflecting a little at the same time as if he were in a royal or sacerdotal presence. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

She was out in the grounds with her husband this time but, when he came up to speak to the Colonel, she walked on, leaving the two to have their conversation together. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Rudyard Kipling Come out, and next time thy heart is troubled, do not try white arsenic quite so openly. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Mark Twain For a time the sober ants did as they had done at first — carried their friends home and threw the strangers overboard. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Henry James Whatever Limbert did was his best; so at least each time I thought and so I unfailingly said somewhere, though it was not my saying it, heaven knows, that made the desired difference. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

He was continually aware of time running past him; time that he was wasting. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Arthur Machen I happened to know one of the doctors who was consulted as to the cause of death, and some time after the inquest I met him, and asked him about it. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

G. K. Chesterton The wine seems black, and yet at the same time powerfully and almost impossibly red; the sky seems black, and yet at the same time to be only too dense a blend of purple and green. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope The path ran near the drawing-room window, and she was just in time to catch a glimpse of the last fold of a passing cloak. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

What time do you dine in this bloody hole of yours?” he threw over his shoulder as he went towards the door. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

After some little time he cautiously raised his head, inch by inch, then his body upon his hands, spread out on each side of him, all the while intently regarding the hillock of clay. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

E. Phillips Oppenheim I was in the bedroom all the time Mrs. Florestan was telling you her story and I know now that it is through that fiend her husband that the Admiral is lying where he is. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Rafael Sabatini Through his head hummed the words his brother had said some time ago when first the name of Jasper Leigh had passed between them —“a desperate adventurer ripe for anything. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

This time the English Government would admit no compromise, and Tyrone must be finally crushed. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Did she feel that the time was coming when she should talk no more? Her melancholy deepened into a settled gloom when the news came of her brother James’s death. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope In the mean time the 30th of July came, and Lady Eustace was ready for her journey. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

John Locke But, secondly, were it true that the precise time of their being known and assented to were, when men come to the use of reason; neither would that prove them innate. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Charles Kingsley I really wonder you do not shoot; it fills up time so in the winter. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Hope It was indeed most impossible that the king could be in Strelsau. He lost no time now in turning his steps towards his refuge. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Rudyard Kipling Hartopp accepted the challenge like a bantam, and the two went up to King’s study about the same time as Winton returned to the form-room beneath it to finish his lines. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Certain recent events implied that he and you must have parted, and I therefore deemed it time to inquire what he had done with you. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Mark Twain If her crown of life had been an insurance policy, she would have had an opportunity to collect on it the first time she fell. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope But yet it seemed that during that time her mind had not been altogether vacant, for when she awoke to self-consciousness, she knew at least that her lover was dead. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll One world at a time — that is my doctrine. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

I had got to the point when every time a door banged I grabbed for my pistol. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Willa Cather The conductor shouted they would be in Hoboken in time for supper. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Thomas Love Peacock It was then no time to ask questions, for the organ was in full peal, and the choristers were in full voice. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Henry James The one in my time — what was her name? I think it was Bald or Bold — I rather think she found me a handful. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

No, he had plenty of time to get away and hide, if he did not panic and lose his head. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the same time the air turned suddenly dank and cold. The Fiend of the Cooperage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1897]

M. R. James Mr Dunning spent the time pleasantly enough with the doctor (a rather recent settler), and returned to his lonely home at about 11. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Olaf Stapledon Roughly this is the view of the Absolute Idealists; but they were sometimes inclined to go further and believe that time was merely subjective. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

E. F. Benson This time too she had behaved properly (perhaps she had learned wisdom) and had announced her coming, and asked old friends in. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Thomas Hardy Now that for the first time he had learnt to feel a strong impatience for their meeting, her shyness for the first time led her to delay it. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Willa Cather He was homesick for his friends, the Erlichs, and his mind was all the time upon the history course he meant to take. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope Lady Eardham was more matronly than ever, and at the same time was a little fussy. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Rudyard Kipling Oh, he worked — it was no time for idleness — but the work did not restore. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Henry James Owen was on the brink, but there might still be time to save him, and it was with this idea she had bearded me in my den. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

But up to this time, as has been seen, he had found ready sympathy and admiration from the public, practical aid during the time of struggle from his friends, and a fair reward for his labours. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

A white fanatic heat burned in them, and I realized for the first time the terrible thing I had been up against. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Seizing a hat and coat I ran up the stairs just in time to see her turning the corner of the corridor. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

Sir Richard Burton Thereupon I waxed wroth with exceeding wrath and said to myself, ‘Whoso shall release me from this time forth, him will I slay, and I will give him choice of what death he will die. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

It is time that your eyes were opened. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Charles Stur During the short time we had been at this spot, the water in the lagoon had rapidly diminished, and was now not more than a foot deep and very muddy. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Gissing This time the letter came from Italy; it was lying on the hall table when Rhoda returned from Great Portland Street, and Miss Barfoot was the first to read the address. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]