Phrases with "towards"

Guy de Maupassant I got up and went towards him. Who Knows? (Qui sait ?) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

H. G. Wells I saw one of my chimney pots hit the ground within six yards of me, leap a score of feet, and so hurry in great strides towards the focus of the disturbance. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell Another legacy of old Sir Simon Bray was that of a small croft of land, the rent or profits of which were to go towards giving to all who asked for it a manchet of bread and a cup of good beer. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

I believe, Herrick, that in most men there is an innate respect for virtue, accompanied by a natural leaning towards vice. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Andrew Lang He hastened quickly towards it, and curling himself up in a warm corner soon fell asleep. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce Move your mouth towards minth, more, preciousest, more on more! To please me, treasure. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

D. H. Lawrence She walked on towards the end of the field, the long strands of her white scarf running before her. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Both in his interview with Mr. Stead and in his letter to Sir Samuel Baker, he had indicated unmistakably his own attitude towards the Sudan situation. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Walter Scott But he is a kinsman near to the old knight Lee, and stands well affected towards his daughter. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

But on second thoughts he turned away towards the house. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Radclyffe Hall And thus, blinded by love and her desire to protect the woman she loved, she erred towards Mary. When she had finished her writing for the day, she frequently read it aloud in the evening. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Arthur Conan Doyle Presently he tired of this amusement, and, dropping from branch to branch, he squatted down into the old attitude and moved towards the stables, creeping along in the same strange way as before. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Isabella Bird Lately a cloud of Kurds armed with rifles swooped down upon it towards evening, drove off 900 sheep, and killed a man and woman. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

His grip upon the little automatic tightened and his thumb felt gently along towards the safety catch. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

She clung to it, and pulled herself forward towards Pauline. The nurse in the room heard her and turned. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Virginia Woolf But when the sun went down and the steamer turned and began to steam back towards civilisation, again her fears were calmed. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing He leaned over the table towards her, and spoke in an anxious undertone. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

H. G. Wells They went about their affairs energetically enough and yet with a curious idleness towards those threatening things. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

There was some kind of report that Warrigal had been seen making towards Nulla Mountain, looking very weak and miserable, on a knocked-up horse; but they did not know whether it was true or false. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

For he was crossing towards the little south cloister door: though onwards through the Green would have been their more direct road. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

He remembered how deeply touched he had been when it was first laid in his arms, how drawn towards its mother. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

All at once he again heard loud whistling and he looked and saw Ngabbula coming along towards him. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Algernon Blackwood But in your house, please,” as Stephen urged him towards his own door —“in your house. The Man Who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

Sir Walter Scott He passed his broad sinewy hand across his brow, as if to obliterate these signs of emotion, and advanced towards Annot, holding in his hand a very small box made of oakwood, curiously inlaid. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Dericka and Anne both shrieked when they saw this madman rushing towards them. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

No wonder! But Beyle’s true attitude towards his great contemporaries was hardly even one of hostility: he simply could not open their books. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

D. H. Lawrence She went along the bank towards the sluice. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Then taking her by the arm I led her towards the door. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Thomas Hardy Our nearest way is towards that holly bush with the dark shadow that you see down there. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Charles Dickens Looking over too, I saw, lying on the towing-path with her face turned up towards us, a woman, dead a day or two, and under thirty, as I guessed, poorly dressed in black. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Charles Dickens And even the few people they did encounter in that city, who had started from England or from Paris on business journeys towards the interior of Switzerland, were turning back. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Virginia Woolf A man in grey was actually walking towards them. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On the way towards the door, he paused and looked back. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard They are in general hospitable towards strangers, but the Kenous and the people of Sukkot are less so than the other inhabitants. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

E. F. Benson In fact, the Major’s chance of being asked to the select bridge-party diminished swiftly towards vanishing point. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

H. G. Wells His back was towards me and I saw him first. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

The sun was not yet ten degrees above the eastern sea, but the brig was already close in and hove to, before they had launched the boat and sped, shouting at the oars, towards the passage. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

I looked at her as she came towards me in the last of the evening light. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

He was found some hours afterwards by a party of Genoese merchants, who conveyed him on board their vessel, and sailed towards Majorca. The unfortunate man still breathed, but could not articulate. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Thomas Hardy There was a glow upon his face when he did it: his star was at last on a fair way towards the zenith after its long and weary declination. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Ann Radcliffe This they crossed towards a door, after opening which, they were to find their way, through various passages, to a remote part of the castle, where a private door opened upon the walls. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Andrew Lang I dressed in all haste, had my palfrey saddled, and rode of at full gallop towards the forest, attended by one servant only. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Julian Hawthorne When we had regarded each other for several moments, the man crossed the mill-race and advanced towards me, making a gesture of greeting with his hand. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Still bent on imitation, he turned himself towards me. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Nor could it well have been otherwise; since nowhere was he so directly intent upon promoting kindliness of feeling among men—more especially good-will, founded upon respect, towards the poor. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Francis Bacon On the under story, towards the garden, let it be turned to a grotto, or a place of shade, or estivation. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

William Hope Hodgson I twitched round, and shone the light towards it. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Victor Hugo From this cause, in the upper regions the wind blows towards the land from every quarter. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I sat by him all day; towards night he was worse. An Honest Thief by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1848]

H. G. Wells And even as I lay there I saw, with no more interest than if it had been a picture, a sail come up towards me over the sky-line. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Then, fearing to miss my way in the fast-gathering twilight, I struck down towards the water’s edge and made for the point at which I had landed. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

Arthur Conan Doyle I can only say that I was suddenly conscious that his face was away from me — that he was looking towards the animal. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Then the face-slapping footman saw him, and, letting out a yell, started to race furiously towards him. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

D. H. Lawrence She hesitated, then moved towards the door. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

H. G. Wells All the pretentious weathercocks of the Western World swung round towards it. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells Back towards the sunlight their fortune took them; once the bequest was known to them, the bare thought of another day’s hammering became intolerable. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle The short, thick Arab, who had been in command of Wad Ibrahim’s rearguard, had joined the Emir and the Moolah; the three consulted together, with occasional oblique glances towards the prisoners. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

H. G. Wells Then she looked towards him, a remote friendly little figure, made a gesture of farewell, and disappeared. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

H. G. Wells Slowly, slowly, the boat drove past towards the west. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jules Verne But the icebergs invariably drift towards the Pacific, and are there melted by its warmer waters. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

George Borrow Several immense edifices and walls towered up in a style of grandeur, which can be but feebly described by words; but the principal object was an ancient castle towards the left. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

This their going towards London pleased our young Lady extreamly, it being the Place she longed to see; so she promised to come to them that Night, where they lodged. The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen by Jane Barker

Frances Hodgson Burnett He was at the end of the room, he was tangoing towards her and she felt her heart beat and beat. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

A boy of about twelve — the personal attendant of Lakamba — squatted at his master’s feet and held up towards him a silver siri box. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

While I stood horror-struck, one of these creatures rose to his hands and knees, and went off on all-fours towards the river to drink. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

John Galsworthy In three days from now we reach the river, cross it, and follow up a western tributary towards the Himalayas. “Faint echoes of the crisis you’ve been having trickle out here. Over the River by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence His breast lifted towards her uptilted arms. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle Bird and maid, however, had but little chance against their assailant who, laughing loudly, caught her wrist in one hand while he drew her towards him with the other. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

William Hope Hodgson And therein it did tell of an huge and mighty Valley that did come out of the West, towards the South–East, and made turning thence Northwards, and was a thousand miles both ways. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence Come, why is the flower of you so cool within? Does never a ray nor a glance find its way through? Ah, come, a maid should open to the sun, when the sun leans towards her to caress her. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

He pulled and it moved, straight, arrow-like towards the forbidden shore. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

D. H. Lawrence He got up again and went out, towards the park gates this time: then slowly along the path towards the house. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray As I look, the sky-line towards the east grows redder and redder. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was strolling towards the little group, when the captain, seeing him, beckoned him on to the bridge. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Gissing Hood paid the cabman, and walked off briskly towards the office of Legge Brothers. He stopped in the middle of the pavement as if a shot had struck him. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

And when the darkness and the crowd separated the priest from his attendants, he hastened with trembling steps towards the temple of his goddess. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Charles Dickens And he told him this, very strongly, with the hope of rousing him from any despondency or dangerous retrospect towards which he foresaw he might be tending. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Charles Dickens Sometimes, towards the end of a long stage, he suddenly breaks out into a discordant fragment of an election song, but his face never sings along with him: it is only his voice, and not often that. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Elizabeth Gaskell The Marquis was not induced by this information to be more tender towards his poor wounded wife. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Very slowly and after sundry detentions, we arrived in Mexico towards morning, very tired, but with neither broken bones nor bruises. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Kate Chopin Then she rose and tottered towards him. Short stories by Kate Chopin

Jane Austen As Mr Elliot became known to her, she grew more charitable, or more indifferent, towards the others. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Pseldonimov, who was sitting one chair away from him, also craned his neck towards him, and bending his head sideways, listened to him with the most unpleasant air. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim John Dory came forward towards the table. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

H. G. Wells It is an enfeebling mental epidemic of spite which mankind has encountered in its difficult and intricate struggle out of out-worn social conditions towards a new world order. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

But Bussy was no longer there to hear, he and his friends had ridden off towards the indicated spot. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

The petioles of very young leaves about one-tenth of their full size, are highly sensitive, and bend towards the side which is touched; but they do not move quickly. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mrs. Rudd leans forward on tip-toe towards me, and through the twilight I can see that her face is pale and anxious. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft Further sleep was out of the question, so lighting a candle, I opened the door and went out in the gallery towards the stairs to my study, Nigger–Man following at my heels. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

And so the short winter day waned till it was growing towards dusk. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

He ran down towards the bottom of the Hill, among the houses, towards that house where the glass was. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

This was, no doubt, largely due to his inclination towards the grotesque, which a severer literary training might have taught him to restrain. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

D. H. Lawrence He did not say anything, but leaned in a gentle, inquiring fashion towards Mrs. Morel. “Can I see Mr. Jordan?” she asked. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Life that ceases to struggle away from whatever it is towards something that it isn’t, is ceasing to be life. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

E. F. Benson Susan got out of her car and waddled towards the High Street. Georgie stopped and talked to Irene who dropped a paintbrush loaded with crimson on that blue beret of his. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Florence Dixie Profiting by it, we got up to our horses, who had stood still again, and hurriedly drove them in front of us towards our camp. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Thomas Hardy All dark objects on the earth that lay towards the sun were overspread by a purple haze, against which groups of wailing gnats shone out, rising upwards and dancing about like sparks of fire. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Now, outside”— she cocked one ear towards the half-opened door —“there is an absurd convention that rats and cats are, I won’t go so far as to say natural enemies, but opposed forces. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Wilkie Collins Poor Oscar’s blue face turned in silent triumph towards me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Torches were wheeling towards her. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

William Hope Hodgson Or rather, the sun — obedient to its attraction — was rising towards it, 3 with the earth following in its trail. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Sigmund Freud While I would be discussing the diagnosis of a case with Otto, Leopold would examine the child anew and make an unexpected contribution towards our decision. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

She had paused as if she heard or felt some attraction; her head was turned towards the garden, and she was lifting her front paws restlessly. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

With a sigh the girl turned towards the table. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Jules Verne The Doctor and the others were so roused by this incident, that they managed to get up and drag themselves after Altamont towards the place he indicated. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

As she was commencing at the next drawer, her back towards us, Miss Deveen whispered to me. Our Visit by Ellen Wood

The lieutenant turned towards Nina, who, leaning back in her chair, watched her father steadily. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Charles Dickens What was it?’ The locksmith looked towards her, and bit his lip. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Thomas Hardy Strangely enough, the coldness with which she treated her foreigner began to be the conduct of Lord Icenway towards herself. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Jack was bending his steps towards it when he met Ferrar: who told him Pym had not gone back. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Sidney Colvin His youth, origin, and temperament alike saved him from anything but a healthy relation of equality with his younger, and deference towards his elder, companions. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Gissing Starting from the shop about four o’clock, they would walk in a direction already agreed upon, and, by fetching a lengthy compass, regain home towards nine. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The smile lingered on her lips as she stepped out of the place and turned towards the theatre. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

William Dampier The 10th day we sailed from Tabago towards the King’s Islands again because our pilots told us that the king’s ships did always come this way. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Sir Walter Scott Heriot turned his head with new surprise towards the place, from which sounds so unfitting the presence of a monarch seemed to burst with such emphatic clamour. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

But little if anything has been done towards collecting or digesting data that are of special significance for the question of survival or elimination of traits in the modern populations. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Fifty yards away, a very large silk hat with a very curly brim marked the progress of the bookmaker towards Piccadilly. The lift in the hall behind them swirled up again and the gate clashed. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Marjorie Bowen By the moonlight and the glimmer of the swinging overhead lamps he could see a party of gentlemen advancing towards him. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

And from thence, a bow draught towards the south, is the church, where Saint James and Zachariah the prophet were buried. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

On the very edge of the mystery the lion looked back, half turned towards the way it had gone. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli But grant that his sentiments towards you are for the moment sincere; his imagination broods upon your idea, it transfigures it with a halo which exists only to his vision. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

The barbs coalesce towards the extremity of the shaft forming the oval disc or ocellus, which is certainly one of the most beautiful objects in the world. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Elizabeth Gaskell When she remembered Hester’s unfailing sweetness and kindness towards herself from the very first, she could better bear the comparative coldness of her present behaviour. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then Powers, in a sudden passion, caught her up, and turning towards the house, strode away with Eleanor, still unwilling, a dead weight in his arms. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

He went swiftly towards her; and the Queen had forgotten everything, as he knelt at her feet. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Summoning my maid, whom I saw hastening towards me from an inner room, I begged her to open the telegram for me. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

We left the church feeling very tired and sleepy, and walked towards the booths, where, in the midst of flowers and evergreens, they were still selling ices, and lemonade and chia. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope The Vicar was desirous of assuring the minister that no steps need be taken, at any rate, for the present, towards removing the chapel from its present situation. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

He moved quickly towards the chair. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Edward turned to the right, and went towards Holborn. Accident favoured him. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

When her mother next turned towards her she was standing upright on her chair. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Henry Handel Richardson The first spare money he had should go towards one or the other. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Walter Scott He now rose, and went towards Robin, who got up from his seat as he approached, and held out his hand. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

A horseman, cloaked and muffled to the ears, trotted warily towards us. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

So he strolled up towards the villa. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

A narrow conduit of cut stone leads, with elaborate zigzags, towards two Sakiyah (“draw-wells”) hollowed in the gypsum. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Up, and up, and presently down again a little; she was looking out towards the City where she was to be. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

She was warmly attached to the child who is now dead and acted towards him like a most affectionate mother. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Arnold Bennett Then the aisles were suddenly crowded, and there was a good-humoured, optimistic pushing towards the door. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

A large shutter was open in the sloping roof, the roof that sloped towards the quadrangle, an open patch admitting light and air. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Gladly would he have cried, like Richard the III., “My kingdom for a cab!” The brougham got out of the entanglement, and started off rapidly towards the Rue Tronchet. The old fellow followed. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Sir Walter Scott As she advanced with a slow pace towards the inmost extremity of the grotto, her countenance, ere she had proceeded half the length, had recovered its dignity of look, and her mien its air of command. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Elizabeth Gaskell Barton was morose, and soured towards mankind as a body, and the rich in particular. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope At any rate, Mrs. Talboys was not so inclined, for she started down the hill towards the long low wall of the old Roman circus at the bottom; and O’Brien, close at her elbow, started with her. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

He began to move on again and this time towards the bridge spanning the cut. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang Then he went and wakened the sailors, and bade them hoist the sails, for a breeze had sprung up and was blowing straight towards the harbour. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle Even more culpable in my opinion, your Grace, is your attitude towards your younger son. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

D.H. Lawrence The two halves were joined by the effort towards the one as yet unrealized. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Guy de Maupassant Commandant Desbarres gave the order “Present arms!” The procession resumed its march towards the church amid an immense crowd of people who has gathered from the neighboring districts. Madame Husson’s “Rosier” (Le Rosier de Madame Husson) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

You may wonder towards what all this rigmarole is leading. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

H. G. Wells And through the air a dozen little private aeropiles sailed down towards the city. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

On the 9th and 10th October we had all scrubs; on the 11th, towards evening, we had some scrubby ridges in front of us, and were again hemmed in by salt lakes. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells He rose suddenly and came towards Graham. Apparently the scrutiny was satisfactory. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

The creeks ran towards the north-west watershed and were full of codfish, bream, and perch. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Margaret Oliphant The station was in wild bustle and commotion; a train just on the eve of starting, and late passengers dashing towards it with nervous speed. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

John Stuart Mill They are all of a kind which fits them for practice, and makes them tend towards it. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

One feels that it is making a deliberate stand for recognition against cabaret and radio and the talkies, and that, though it is finding a public, the curve of favour is towards the others. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

E. Phillips Oppenheim I also believe that you have kept alive in her that spirit of unreasonable hatred which she has felt towards me. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

He had not expected that ready impulse towards himself which had been dormant in her passive attitude. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Elsa gave a cry, and tearing the rose out of her breast, leaned far over the railing and flung it towards the butterfly. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Maria Edgeworth Grace sighed, and acknowledged that, in prudence, it ought to have been an invincible obstacle — she admired the firmness of his decision, the honour with which he had acted towards her. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Ann Radcliffe The happiness which La Luc felt at seeing his daughter in safety was very apparent, but the warmth of his gratitude towards her preserver he found it difficult to express. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Petrarch arrived at Prague in Bohemia towards the end of July, 1356. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

He stretched himself easily, smiled at Roger, and walked towards him. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

William Henry Hudson They all started when I commenced, exchanging glances, and casting astonished looks towards me; but it was getting so dusky in the room that I could not feel sure that my eyes were not deceiving me. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

I remember that we passed two Germans, an old man and a tall fair girl, father and daughter, who were walking down from Saas. She came swinging and shining towards us, easy and strong. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

He reached his hands down towards the dust, and in the midst of his sighs he spat again. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

D. H. Lawrence He went along with the keeper, towards the open, towards the gate that closed on the wood. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton It passed over woods and meadows like a sunset cloud towards the sunset, or a little to the north-west of it, like the fairy castle that was west of the moon. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

George Gissing And behold, his eye once more fell upon her! He came out from among the silly chatterers, and walked towards her. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Tobias Smolle These, however, are not the only efforts she has made towards a nearer conjunction with our sex. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Henry Kingsley Jim and Halbert roared with laughter, and Sam, picking himself up, was beginning to join as loud as anybody, when he saw Alice looking very white and pale, and went towards her. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

W. H. Hudson Then suddenly Valerio slipped from the saddle before I could jump down to assist him, and staggered on for a few paces towards the door. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Oscar Wilde At two o’clock he got up, and strolled towards Blackfriars. How unreal everything looked! How like a strange dream! The houses on the other side of the river seemed built out of darkness. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Charles Dickens Politeness towards a meritorious family, therefore, forbade my doubting them, and they acquired an air of authentication that impaired my digestive powers for life. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

H. G. Wells It was not until 2014 that there was any real return towards the former common liberties of the young and weak and gentle. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Thomas Hardy It is as good as a play, too,’ continued the vicar, as they walked towards the house. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Thomas Hardy Walking in the grounds towards the gate he saw Avice entering his hired castle with a broad oval wicker-basket covered with a white cloth, which burden she bore round to the back door. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

George Gissing Oh, was it not cruel of her to act so towards him? Surely, surely it was only some momentary whim that had taken possession of her. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope Sir Thomas had at once sent the £50 towards the Christmas festivities for the poor of the borough, and had declared his purpose of considering the other matters. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Without getting up, I told him abruptly I hadn’t got a watch and didn’t know, but he still came on towards me very deliberately. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Anthony Hope So I kept on the outskirts and worked my way unobtrusively towards the bandaged head. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

I put my arm round her waist the better to hold her, and, as I did so, watched the black seas, with their tips of snowy foam, come hissing towards us. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Baldwin Spencer Then they went on towards what is now Bond Springs, close to which they camped, and here one man, a Kumara, was left behind. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

John Galsworthy Himself quickly fatigued by the insensitive, he instinctively avoided fatiguing others, and his natural flirtatiousness towards beauty guarded him specially in his relations with a woman. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

But without volunteering an explanation he sauntered off towards Mr. Ely. He had hardly taken a step when the door opened and Miss Truscott appeared. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Andrew Lang Still in spite of his warning she trembled all over when a huge wolf, as thin as if he had fasted for a month, with claws like saws, and mouth as wide as an oven, bounded howling towards her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jane Austen Nothing could be more delightful! To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love; and very lively hopes of Mr. Bingley’s heart were entertained. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Rafael Sabatini Jake moved furtively towards the table, his lips twitching, his whole countenance alert and somewhat scared. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Immediately he felt the full force of his unkindness towards her, and rushing to the Morgue had her poor body taken to that father’s house and afterwards given a decent burial. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Hugh’s thoughts went back like the clouds towards that tiny spring of passion in his own life. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry Kingsley Half-way up the reptile’s back began a row of sapphires, getting larger towards the neck, each of which was surrounded by small emeralds. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins After looking about me in front of the house, I observed a flower-garden on my left hand, and walked towards it to see what I could discover in that direction. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson What say ye, Davie? Will ye ride with Alan?” You may be sure I was not backward, and Alan’s furlough running towards an end, we set forth presently upon this joint adventure. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle She was deadly pale and breathing fast, glancing furtively towards the bed as she fastened her mantle to see if she had disturbed me. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Maria Edgeworth My regard for you has been strengthened and confirmed by the temper, prudence, and generosity, I have seen you evince towards a rival. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Jules Verne On leaving Fort Reliance, Jaspar Hobson at once directed his course towards the north-west. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Charles Dickens Or a eel!” At the same time, he hugged his shuddering body in both his arms — clasping himself, as if to hold himself together — and limped towards the low church wall. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

William Hope Hodgson Now, towards evening, the wind dropped to a very little breeze, so that we made but slow way, and thus we had better chance to study the weed. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Augustine Birrell Marvell was at the beginning well disposed towards Charles. They had some points in common; and among them a quick sense of humour and a turn for business. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]