Phrases with "times"

John Galsworthy He ate steadily, but at times a sensation as though he could not swallow attacked him. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald He could have been cast for a pillar of something — at times you were sure it was not society, at others nothing else — for the law, for the church. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

George Gissing He reached several times for his pipe, and remembered when he had touched it that the lips with which he greeted Nancy ought not to be redolent of tobacco. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson There was much in this that might at times have entertained me; but for our misfortune, the weather was extremely harsh, the days were in the beginning open, but the nights frosty from the first. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

He had been there all the afternoon himself, he wrote, and many times he had felt his own subconscious waves vibrating in harmony to those of mine. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Andrew Lang If Homer gives swords of bronze to his heroes of times gone by, it is because he knows that such were the weapons of these heroes of long ago. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Abraham Merri Lugur follows with twice ten times ten of his best —” He hesitated. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence And if profits there MUST be, well then, the profit grabber isn’t going to get ten times as mush as the wage-earner, just because he had a few screwing forefathers. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Give me five hundred and I’ll get you fifty thousand times five hundred back. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

William Hope Hodgson Yet, though I did call many a time unto the everlasting night, there came no more the voice of Naani, speaking strangely within my spirit; but only at times a weak thrilling of the æther about me. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Henry Kingsley Three times she, with infinite labour, drove them up to the slip-rack, and each time the same mare and foal broke away, leading off the others. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Thomas Carlyle His Religion is not an easy one: with rigorous fasts, lavations, strict complex formulas, prayers five times a day, and abstinence from wine, it did not “succeed by being an easy religion. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Hardly a person passed that did not give Margaret a second look, and the glances of the men near them, he noticed, were many times turned in her direction. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Arnold Bennett How simple and agreeable it was to be a man among men only! The printing-business was an organism fifty times as large as the home, and it worked fifty times more smoothly. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

He had hunted the cabin through and through, and searched his pockets times without number, but always with the same lack of success. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Radclyffe Hall But at times Stephen hated her own isolation, and then she would make little awkward advances, while her eyes would grow rather apologetic, like the eyes of a dog who has been out of favour. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

At times he thought of those brave French gentlemen who had appeared to him from a distance of a hundred leagues fabulous and unreal, like the forms that appear in dreams. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Jane Austen He came four times a day for a week. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

John Galsworthy After telling himself that night twenty-five times that he was getting better and better, he slept so soundly that Annette, in the next room, hardly slept at all. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells There were seven times as many. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells The whole thing seems to me at times a cruel and wasteful wilderness of muddle. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Anthony Trollope And even dear old Lady Fawn, though she wished it for Lucy’s sake, had many times prophesied that such a thing was quite impossible. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Three-and-thirty times it sang the same piece without being tired. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope A third of the remainder, which will, I imagine, exceed — ” “If it were ten times as much, Serjeant Bluestone, there would be no comfort in it. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Poor devils! we have often pitied them, and there have been times when it was difficult to say whether we were attacking the town or the town was attacking us. The Centurion by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne Several times ten or twelve united tried to crush the Nautilus by their weight. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

The Archbishop saw one of these portraits, and his rage knew no bounds; he sent for Fabrizio and addressed him in the harshest words, and in terms which his passion rendered at times extremely coarse. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

E. Phillips Oppenheim Are you going to tire me out? Are you going to sit there all night, I wonder? Why not call for my wife and ask for her advice? She is really a very clever woman, although at times she seems stupid. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

I have seen him many times gloating over them in the courts. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

G. K. Chesterton I talked to the same lady several times afterwards; and found that this was a perfectly honest statement of the fact. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Isabella Bird The snow was at times three feet deep, and the tracks even of a heavy caravan which crossed before us were effaced by the drift in a few minutes. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope He says, that twenty times in the day Cathelineau stood, unharmed before the bayonets of the soldiers; that twenty times he was shot at, but it was impossible to wound him. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He asked himself indeed at times whether Blanche were really so silly as she seemed; he doubted whether any woman could be so silly as Blanche seemed. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Theodore Dreiser She was heavenly to him, coming in, as she did at times when he was alone, with bland eyes and yielding herself in a kind of summery ecstasy. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. Rider Haggard At times he was the gayest of the gay, and then when the fit took him he would be plunged into a state of gloomy depression that might last for days. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Most of the games we now play are of ancient origin, but sport does not seem to have been taken very seriously between Roman times and the nineteenth century. Collected Essays by George Orwell

He had heroic health; but several times during that journey he experienced fits of giddiness, and between whiles he speculated hazily as to the size of the blister the sun was raising on his back. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

But he could at times be drawn into putting some of his views on paper, and in 1893 he wrote down a statement of the relative importance which he attached to the qualities which make a painter. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

How well he played that difficult part of buffoon! At times I could scarcely restrain my admiration. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Still I fancy at times — do not be angry — that he does somehow or other bewitch her, unconsciously to herself; for she always knows when he is coming. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had been mayor three times and would have accepted that office again but for the possibility of a royal visit. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Still — so many of the important times in life begin by seeming incidental. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arthur Conan Doyle Accustomed as I was to my friend’s amazing powers in the use of disguises, I had to look three times before I was certain that it was indeed he. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Even if there’s evidence enough to hang a man ten times over, there’s always a sporting chance he may get off! There is in this case. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

His eyes were his best features, well shaped and at times by no means unkindly. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Olaf Stapledon All its finest cultural achievements had been made in times when both had been vigorous and neither predominant. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Radclyffe Hall At times she was overcome by prolonged fits of weakness, but any change there was came quietly and gradually, so that even Elizabeth was deceived. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Consequently, he never had more than two servants, and at times only one. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Walter Scott Changeful times — but here is to the little man who shall mend them. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Jules Verne One may judge, therefore, of the tremendous pressure on this gas when compressed within a space 4,000 times too confined. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Anthony Trollope A member of Parliament this Session had not been by half so much bigger than another man as in times of hot political warfare. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Thornton’s is not a bad mill, as times go. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Rudyard Kipling You have done that three times with three songs. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

H. G. Wells My brothers’ times fell into the Royal Oak days, but my lot was to visit Surly Hall for the last three of my school years. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

John Galsworthy She would do this several times a day, for it had on him something of the effect produced on a cat by scratching between its ears. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Charles Dudley Warner I felt at times rebuked by her superior delicacy and purity, and as if I was a coarse, unworthy being in comparison. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Anthony Trollope Larry had twenty times begged her to give up the rearing turkeys, but her heart had been too high for that. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

His Eminence is the most illustrious politician of times past, of times present, and probably of times to come. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu At times comes something in the smile, in the tone as he talks, in the laugh that thrills his heart with a strange yearning and agony. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Edith Wharton She liked their elegance, their lightness, their lack of emphasis: even the self-assurance which at times was so like obtuseness now seemed the natural sign of social ascendency. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Francis Bacon For as many impediments as there have been in times past from this cause, so many arguments are there of hope for the time to come. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

George Meredith The times are troublous—not for holidays! Your holiday has had a haunted look, creditably to your conscience as a politician. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Borrow I have coins of silver and gold older than the times of Ferdinand the Accursed and Jezebel; I have also large sums employed in usury. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

G. K. Chesterton He realized that if he had held a real sword, he could have killed his enemy six times over with the riposte. The Sword of Wood by G. K. Chesterton [1928]

I have heard it a great many times from poor old Andrew, and I have told it a great many times. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Edith Wharton The fact that Gus Trenor was Judy’s husband was at times Lily’s strongest reason for disliking him, and for resenting the obligation under which he had placed her. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

At times she had thought the same doubts might have occurred to Mr. Carlyle; she now found that they had not. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Upon closer acquaintanceship, the secretary showed himself a most pleasant companion, and several times it struck me what a nice face he’d got. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Yet at times the warm spirit of the artist, glowing through the well-ordered phrases, diffuses an extraordinary splendour. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Henry James He had a suspicion at times that, for ends of her own, she was playing a part — the suspicion arising from the fact that, as usually happens in such cases, she over-played it. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Sinclair Lewis Fifty times he opened the book of photographs of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, fifty times he looked at the picture of the Court of Honor. He was startled to find Zilla in the room. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells I suppose it rained there at times but all my memories of Midhurst are in sunshine. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

As for me, I feel so miserable and degraded and despairing at times that but for her I could go and drown myself in the creek when I think of what the family is coming to. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Theodore Dreiser Several times the physician administered cocaine with a needle in order to relieve him of useless pain. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling It came into Simla from the north before Churton’s khitmatgar bought it, and sold it, for three times its silver-value, to Churton, who collected curiosities. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Gissing But, perhaps, it was not wise to do so; sooner or later you must know, and I have several times been on the point of telling you lately. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

D. H. Lawrence But there were times even to the end when he was capable of realising what was happening to him in the present, the death that was on him. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton He’s got ten times more idea of why he thinks what he does think than most of what you call cultured people. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Andrew Lang Ever since Dryden borrowed ‘L’Etourdi,’ our tardy apish nation has lived (in matters theatrical) on the spoils of the wits of France. In one respect, to be sure, times and manners have altered. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Jonathan Swif Oh, if it were in Ireland, I should have turned him off ten times ago; and it is no regard to him, but myself, that has made me keep him so long. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Gustave Flauber Several times they hurled reproaches at each other over the heads of the crowd, but without making themselves heard. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Leon Trotsky I looked out the window while the guard courteously painted my hand, finger after finger, and pressed it about ten times on various cards and sheets, first the right hand, then the left. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Algernon Blackwood And at times like these, I confess, the old haunting splendour of his dream would come afresh upon me as at Motfield Close. My little world of ambition and desire seemed transitory and vain. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

And now for the first time deep indignation mingled at times with her grief and apprehension. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Jonathan Swif O Rold, dlunken srut!6 drink Pdfr’s health ten times in a morning! you are a whetter, fais; I sup MD’s fifteen times evly molning in milk porridge. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Several times Mr. Hawthorn, after his memory returned to him, tried to approach him to state his case, but it was long before he got an opportunity. The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn by John Buchan [1932]

Sinclair Lewis After dinner, Irving insisted on their recalling the “good times we used to have together at the dear old U.” He took no denial. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Theodore Dreiser Lester was consistently generous and kind, but she felt at times that he himself might wish it. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy It had formerly been the home of a charcoal-burner, in times when that fuel was still used in the county houses. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

It is only in more recent times that it has been rehabilitated in the public mind and thought of as a science which may be used for helpful ends. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Gissing Submissive to the point of slavishness, she had at times a look which did not harmonize at all with this demeanour, a something in her eyes disagreeably suggestive of mocking insolence. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

In the island of Bourbon, M. Maillard states that the males of one species of Papilio are twenty times as numerous as the females. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Oscar Wilde One he read several times over, and then tore up with a slight look of annoyance in his face. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

He elaborately endeavours to show why he ought not to buy the things at a price twenty times larger than their value. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Louisa May Alcott We’ll have capital times after she is gone, for I shall be through college before long, and then we’ll go abroad on some nice trip or other. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle Several times in the course of the night I heard him prowling about the house. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Her frank good-nature gave place to a timid, shrinking bashfulness, that made her ten times more fascinating than she had been before. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Charles Stur About 13 miles to the westward the pine ridges commenced, and between us and these were large flats of grassy land, over which the waters of the creek spread in times of flood. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Benjamin Disraeli The spirit that has animated and disturbed our latter times seemed quite dead, and no one anticipated its resurrection. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet you might guess many times before you would hit upon the device by which I escaped them. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Guy de Maupassan She is at times so indiscreet and yet modest that I am forced to believe in her spotless purity, and again so incredibly artless that I must suspect that she has never been chaste. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Sinclair Lewis And he resented the fact that she was making five times more than he of that money for which he had a reverent admiration. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Harvey drank a great deal more champagne for dinner that night than was his custom, drank liqueur brandies afterwards, and, for a man of his reserved habits, talked at times almost boisterously. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Charles Dickens If three, three thousand five hundred times my stake. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Yet I have touched bottom several times with this man, and the lead has sometimes brought up mud, sometimes lovely shells, but most frequently mud and fragments of coral mixed together. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Wilkie Collins The times he lives in are enough of themselves to sadden any man’s face. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Theodore Dreiser His feeling for her became at times so great that he wished, one might almost have said, to destroy it — to appease the urge and allay the pull in himself, but it was useless. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Stur Not once, but fifty times have we watched these apparently contending forces, but whether I am right in attributing the cause I will not say. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

At times I feel like throwing up my job, but I’m d——n fool enough to be sort of proud of it. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

The light gig swayed from side to side, and jolted violently several times on crossing some obstruction in the way. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells About dawn Mr. Parham was thinking very seriously of giving up Sir Bussy. But he had thought of that several times before and always with a similar result. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Anthony Hope For a second he waited; then he smiled, and turned, and dug his spurs in and was off, straight across country towards Strelsau. Well, I was off my horse in a moment, and I fired three times after him. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Arthur Conan Doyle At times she spoke so low that I could hardly catch the words. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Several times I took silver out of the pockets and counted it, but I could not take it. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Jack had kissed her many times since, but never perhaps in quite the same way. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

John Lewis Burckhard It was, perhaps, my own bad state of health, and the almost uninterrupted low fever under which I laboured, that preserved me; for, notwithstanding all my care, I was many times exposed to infection. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Ford Madox Ford But even in the calmest times a man could not expect to have a woman live with him as the mistress of his house and mother of his heir without establishing some sort of claim upon him. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

John Lewis Burckhard But, in the earliest times of Arabian history, this place was certainly barren; and the Koran styles it accordingly “the valley without seeds. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

No matter if three thousand times removed, I said, my cousin is my cousin; nor had I very much designed to conceal the act; or if so, rather on her account than my own. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Francis Bacon This fact, with others like it, has at times suggested to me a strange doubt, viz. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

George Gissing There was a telegram from Worboys, repeating the words of that addressed to Lady Revill; he carried it about with him, and read it times innumerable. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

I meant that it was the first time she’d thought about getting married; the other times she did it without thinking. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Guy de Maupassan Then she said softly: “Really, there are times when you are like a tiger about to spring upon his prey. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell The first words spoken were not those of one becoming estranged from this world, and already permitted to stray at times into realms foreign to the living. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

After the year 1373 he is never mentioned by the lower, but several times by Latin equivalents of the higher, title. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

I realised that I was at the end of my tether at last, and I fingered my automatic thankfully and many times saw to it that the safety catch came easily to the release. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells So long as it had been probable that they would stay out their year in Labrador, that separation had seemed mainly a sentimental trouble; now at times it was like an animal craving. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

In fact, he hoped that the man would not come to his rooms — he had been there several times in quest of informationlest he should smell the Sumatra scent. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

I don’t know whether I suffered more in times of war or in times of peace. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Isabella Bird I have seen them several times firing at red-legged partridges sitting on their nests. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing He set off to walk northward, came out into Holborn, and loitered in the neighbourhood of a certain place of business, which of late he had many times observed. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Charles Dudley Warner And it should be added that the relations between author and publisher, both in prosperity and in times of business disaster, reflect the highest credit upon both. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

George Gissing He had permission to call upon Mrs. Borisoff at times alien to polite routine. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Jack London No high backbone of island sheltered us from the wind, and it whistled and bellowed about the hut till at times I feared for the strength of the walls. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

H. G. Wells You’ve said it once and for all — times enough. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Henry James Hyacinth, on the opposite side of the fire, felt at times almost as if he were married to his hostess, so many things were taken for granted between them. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Well, all you have to do is to pencil a 3 — and a long down-stroke after it — in front of the ninepence, and people will think you have given five times the price for it. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

E. F. Benson Three times he must go on these degrading errands, before he had cleared all the bird’s breakfast away; indeed he was an early bird feeding on the worms of affliction. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Anatole France Princess Seniavine looked at her friend from her box with the curiosity that the beauty of women at times excited in her. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Credulity is always greatest in times of calamity. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Adam Lindsay Gordon So we fled (with a cheering word to say At times as we hurried on), From sounds that at intervals died away, And at intervals came anon. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Maria Edgeworth At times he has actually made me doubt my own power. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

The Nan-Shan had an athwartship coal-bunker, which, being at times used as cargo space, communicated by an iron door with the fore ‘tween-deck. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Oscar Wilde Three times the outstretched arms shot up convulsively, waving grotesque stiff-fingered hands in the air. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George Gissing No face could be of purer outline, of less sensual suggestiveness; it wore at times an air of cold abstraction which was all but austerity. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

H. G. Wells At times he has been not so much my assistant as my collaborator, and has followed my fortunes to this day. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Jules Verne Several times they came to the edge of the little wood where I was hidden, and gathered sticks for a fire which they made upon the beach. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Sinclair Lewis Several times he broke away from a pinochle game to rush upstairs and see if the note was as chilly as he remembered. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Walter Scott Lay down the silver token on the flat stone — whistle three times — then come sit down on the western side of the thicket of gorse. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Elizabeth Gaskell God’s times are not our times. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

E. F. Benson At times she thought there was some check on it, unanticipated by Sir James. He wanted the drug: his brain, she made no doubt, was often full of the schemes that could be effected on shore. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Three times have I been ruined and three times have I risen again. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Walter Scott I am sure you must have heard such proposals fifty times when you least expected them. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Edith Wharton Yet at times he too felt tenuous and disembodied. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

At times she intrusted him with trifling commissions, the execution of which he would not have exchanged for the Russian embassy. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Still, I walked home by a roundabout way and many times stopped to look in shop windows, giving a furtive look back to see if I was being followed. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Gissing When Kingcote once asked whether he did not at times weary of such things, the rector stared in amazement. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Tana opened and closed his mouth several times as though testing its capacity for action. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Several times they crossed roads, and once Colin dashed across a turnpike just in front of a whizzing automobile. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

The Todas, who are polyandrous in their marriages, during former times invariably practised female infanticide; but this practice has now been discontinued for a considerable period. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins He poured out words, and his audience imbibed the same perpetually three times a week from tea-time to past midnight. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Gissing These thoughts were infinitely varied in hue, at times black with the shadow of despair, at times glowing in the full radiance of passionate hope. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

John Galsworthy For the kind of work I’ve put into this house, and the amount of time I’ve given to it, you’d have had to pay Littlemaster or some other fool four times as much. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

John Lewis Burckhard It stands upon an elevation, on the summit of which a small castle has been built, where the peasants place their provisions in times of hostile invasion. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

William Makepeace Thackeray The present stately houses were built in times of peace and splendour and decay. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Gissing He knew how delicate a nature it was that he was going to take into his charge, and already his love was at times gently mingled with fear. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Thomas Wolfe I have read it over many times each year, and I do not know of a single word or stanza in it with which you would not instantly agree. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

H. G. Wells She seemed much the more human and likeable of the two to Mr. Polly. He tried at times to work up enthusiasm for the various avenues to well-being his discussion with Johnson opened. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

She whispered tenderly to me of the anxious times she had been having, but how all now would so soon be forgotten in the glorious days that were to come. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

There have been times when I have thought with impish delight that I had got him. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

William Godwin But that which seems to have had the greatest vogue in times of antiquity, relative to the prediction of future events, is what is recorded of oracles. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Arthur Machen It promised the utmost economy with the highest efficiency, and many times they were on the point of giving the order. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Henry James His want of incumbrances may seem at times to give him a somewhat naked and attenuated appearance, but on the whole he carries it off very well. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins After a while hard times came to the gypsies, as they had come to the strolling players. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Several times Anthony wondered what Bloeckman was telling her. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Andrew Lang Then the Crab gave her a golden rod, and said, ‘Go and strike with this rod three times upon the ground on the place which the King showed you, and to-morrow morning the wall will be there. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Lewis Burckhard Each hosh contains thirty or forty families; thus forming so many small separate hamlets, which, in times of unsettled government, are frequently engaged in desperate feuds with each other. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Conan Doyle Several times we had wished to explore this sinister building, but on each occasion our friend Manda had shown the greatest agitation and by frantic gestures had implored us to turn away. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Anthony Trollope I well know why Lady de Courcy has had me here: how could I help knowing it? She has been so foolish in her plans that ten times a day she has told me her own secret. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Several times he caught him looking in his direction, but was relieved to see he was still looking very puzzled and frowning hard. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Henry Adams At times he doubted whether the Grand Dukes or the Czar knew, but old diplomatic training forbade him to admit such innocence. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

He had followed it when, a score of times and more, it had seemed to lead nowhere and just to vanish into air. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. Rider Haggard Six times did the dwarf face the torrent, bearing their goods and guns held above the water with one hand. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope I was very glad he did, for he danced three times with me. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

A slim panther travelled to and fro behind her barred cage, pausing at times to peer wistfully out into the free sunny world. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

E. F. Benson There was a certain underlying ungraciousness also that unfitted her for the part; at times she was silent and miserable, at times she roared in a manner socially devastating. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

After having sought fortune ten times without success, I felt myself giving way morally and physically. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Ivan Turgenev I walked several times up and down the drawing-room. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Jules Verne His son Harry foraged for the subterranean housekeeping; as for himself, during those ten years he had not been ten times above ground. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Leon Trotsky Some times in notes stating my disagreement with him, I would write in a humorous vein, and Lenin’s whole body would shake while he read them. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Guy de Maupassan All is fair in war time, is it not, madame?” And, casting a glance on those around, he added: “At times like this it is very pleasant to meet with obliging people. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

John Galsworthy Three times he went up to his picture-gallery. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Leslie Stephen On the 14th he declares that he stands ten times better with the new people than ever he did with the old, and is forty times more caressed. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

George Gissing At times passion urged her to break through this barrier between them, to bring about a situation which would end in clear mutual understanding, cost her what it might. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Yet at times — very often lately — she had felt lost like one strayed in the thickets of tangled undergrowth of a great forest. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Butt theire are times whenn my harte is sore and heavy; and the rane beeting agenst the winder semes lik dropps of cold worter falling uponn my pore aking harte. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Augustine Birrell His interest at times seems as if it were going to prove endless. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

H. G. Wells Still more is the proposal, made even in times of peace, to resist war levies and conscription an offence against absolute conceptions of loyalty. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

H. G. Wells Occasionally he objurgated Mr. Ledbetter’s clumsiness, and urged him to hurry, and several times he appealed to Mr. Ledbetter’s watch for information. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Rudyard Kipling Three times out of five, of course, the A. C. will disallow both sides’ claim, but there’s always the chance of bringing off a coup. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]