Phrases with "under"

Burne-Jones fell completely under his spell, and he tells us how for many years his chief anxiety, over each successive work of art that he finished, was ‘what Gabriel would have thought of it’. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

By gad, I even had my letters addressed under cover, so that she might not find me out. My Lodger by Mary Fortune

Willa Cather Even under the glow of his wine he was never boisterous, though he found the stuff like a magician’s wand for wonder-building. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

In the end the original story had been buried under the details. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Then, while I was still under the startling impression of this first home-thrust of the climate, Mr. Burns gave up and went to bed in a raging fever without saying a word to anybody. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Charles Dickens The boy had led him to his own dwelling, under some pretence, on their way back; and, rendered drowsy by his long ramble and late want of rest, he had sunk into a deep sleep by the fireside. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Virginia Woolf When the party rearranged themselves under cover of rugs and cloaks, Terence and Rachel were at opposite ends of the circle, and could not speak to each other. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing Godwin smiled as one might under a sentence of death. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins On the very evening of her arrival she was suited with a place; and her first night at Caen was passed under the roof of her new employers. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

H. G. Wells Some day men will cultivate their happinesses in gardens, a great variety of beautiful happinesses, happinesses grown under glass, happinesses all the year round. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Sidney Colvin His hold over himself gave way, indeed, under the stress of passion, and as a lover he betrays all the weak places of his nature. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Robert Green Ingersoll Under the Constitution he had suggested, his rights were not safe; under the flag that he had helped give to heaven, with which he had enriched the air, his liberty was not safe. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

William Shakespeare That you were once unkind befriends me now, And for that sorrow, which I then did feel, Needs must I under my transgression bow, Unless my nerves were brass or hammer’d steel. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

The houses of this time in this country were not built that their tenants might look out on beautiful views, but rather for safety and shelter, tucked tight in under the hill, guarded by heavy yews. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

There was as much chance of this building collapsing as there was of her sleeping under the same blanket with him. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Rudyard Kipling We saw him hoist sail under the moon-track and stand away. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Edith Wharton The young men dropped Vance under the porch of a church, and he went in to get shelter. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Wilkie Collins The little money, the few valuable possessions I have, must be left behind me: they have been obtained under false pretenses; they are not mine. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Thomas Wolfe I know you would agree — for you have so admonished me many times — that to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Julian Hawthorne And it can’t be said but what he kept his word; only he and she was drowned in the night, and crushed under that there wheel, as never has turned since, to this day. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Oscar Wilde Arona First published in The Month and Catholic Review, September 1876, under the title of Graffiti d’ Italia. (Arona. Lago Maggiore.). Poems by Oscar Wilde [1881]

Thomas Hardy Thus the ten years’ chapter of Alwyn Hill’s romance wound itself up under his eyes. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Rudyard Kipling But a stone slipped under my foot, and the two looked down the hillside, and he, leaving his matchlock, fled from my anger, because he was afraid for the life that was in him. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

There is something horribly repugnant in the idea of being drowned under a deck. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

George Meredith He dressed and directed his leisurely steps to the common, under a black sky, and stars of lively brilliancy. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu All this happened under the trees close by the old Refectory wall, at the angle of which is a small door admitting into the stable-yard. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Almost under the eyes of the servants he would waylay her, catch hold of her and begin pinching and fondling her in the most revolting way. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edith Wharton He noticed the swirls of dust in the cracks of the pavement, the rubbish in the gutters, the ceaseless stream of perspiring faces that poured by under tilted hats. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Rudyard Kipling As it is, I flatter myself I left them under no delusions as to Shakespeare’s authenticity. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

I think you are laboring under a great delusion, and I have tried my best to convince you of it; but I have never heard you speak more intelligibly or, I might say, effectively. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Guy de Maupassan Of what are you afraid? That I might lose them? But they are under lock and key. Our Letters by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Hardy It was straight across there, under the young pale moon. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Henry David Thoreau For here man has lived under this south hill-side, and it seems a civilized and public spot. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Edith Wharton She wore a large hat with a long white feather, and from under its brim her painted eyes looked at Charity with amused recognition. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

H. Rider Haggard No, we can walk, thank you,” and he waved away the priests, who produced the litters from where they had hidden them under the wall. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Marjorie Bowen It may not be here; but she used to, when I lived here, keep all her papers under her own eye and look at them secretly. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

D. H. Lawrence Even under a Soviet you’ve still got to sell coal: and that’s the difficulty. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy They started at a walk, but were soon trotting under a bright sky. To Let by John Galsworthy

Mark Twain But it warn’t no use to worry; there warn’t nothing to do but just hold still, and try and be ready to stand from under when the lightning struck. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Sir Walter Scott I am glad my old friend Mac-Morlan has sent you to me; he is an active, honest, and intelligent man, long sheriff — substitute of the county of — under me, and still holds the office. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Andrew Lang He was brought up under the regime of common-sense. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Then Dr Thorne gave Mr Gresham to understand that, under such circumstances, he could not visit professionally at Greshamsbury any longer. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

At a rough guess, she could not have stood much under five foot eleven. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

H. G. Wells The snow blazed under the sun, out to sea beyond the ice the water glittered, and it wasn’t so much air they breathed as a sort of joyous hunger. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Wilkie Collins Her vulgar humor was kept under strict restraint; she was quiet and well-bred, and readier to listen than to talk. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Henry Fielding Nay, I have known him cure several others of very bad fevers; and, if miss was under his care, I dare swear she would do very well. Amelia by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells From that time to this, the Book of the Samurai has been under revision, much has been added, much rejected, and some deliberately rewritten. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

William Makepeace Thackeray Gathered under the quiet roof elders and children lie alike at rest. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

The honour of their respective schools was in the melting pot and under many a small, tight waistcoat a little heart beat tremulously. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

D. H. Lawrence Then she added, flushing suddenly vivid pink under her transparent parchment skin: “It wouldn’t be right for you to marry an old thing like me, would it?” He looked at her dumbfounded. The Blue Moccasins by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

George Meredith So Arabella, under a prophetic sense of evil, waited; and this came of it. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Whoso covereth the coals of that wood under the ashes thereof, the coals will dwell and abide all quick, a year or more. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Alas, how often does one find similar cases in families! Two brothers may be brought up amid the same daily surroundings, under the same careful parentage, enjoying each the same advantages. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Arcoll must be found and warned, and that at once, or Laputa would slip over to Inanda’s Kraal under cover of dark. Prester John by John Buchan

Theodore Dreiser As I told your — ah — as I told Mr. Kane, at the time the will was read, I considered it most unfair, but, of course, as a mere executive under it and counsel for his father, I could do nothing. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Miserable as both riders were, they could not but enjoy that wild rush through the sweet soft air, under the silent stars. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling One visualizes the thing afterwards as a white-hot gash, worming all across France between intolerable sounds and lights, under ceaseless blasts of whirled dirt. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Benjamin Disraeli As for Bertram’s affair itself, under the manipulation of St. Aldegonde, it began to assume a less anxious and more practicable aspect. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Ivan Turgenev Bazarov began a letter to his father, but tore it up and threw it under the table. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Thomas Hardy The rector of Carriford trotted homewards under the cold and clear March sky, its countless stars fluttering like bright birds. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle But if you have why, then, how could any gentleman ask you to condescend to accept anything under the three figures? Your salary with me, madam, would commence at 100 pounds a year. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her father, Sir Mark, found a handsome carriage and horses for his darling’s use; and also found that not less necessary article - a married lady of rank who would take his girl under her wing. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Meredith Her voice was under fair command-more than mine was. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Tobias Smolle Her father, who was a rich Turkey merchant, died about a year ago, and left her with a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, under the sole management of her mother, who is my kinswoman. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

E. Phillips Oppenheim I should like to ask you why you have in your employ a young lady who was dismissed from Deringham Hall under circumstances of strong suspicion?” Mr. Sabin raised his eyebrows. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Thomas Hardy Ever since his morning view of Festus under her window he had been on thorns of anxiety, and his thrilling hope now was that she would walk back with him. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Wilkie Collins IN three days more, Jeanne was safe in London; having traveled under my escort. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

He swears whimsically under his breath at some interruption and thinks with joy of the happy little group he will meet. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Algernon Blackwood Overdressed, the latest worldly novel under their arms, they strutted the narrow pavements of their tiny world, immensely pleased with themselves. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Ford Madox Ford Have Duchemin properly put under trustee in lunacy, and leave his capital alone. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Guy de Maupassan He arrived just as they were looking at a rustic-seat, placed only that morning under the big plane-tree opposite the drawing-room windows. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

If a man looks a trifle pale, and dark under the eyes, she begins to fancy he’s dying. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle First of all, under our directions, he undid the rope from the tree-stump and threw one end of it across to us. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Bram Stoker Leti puts in his Life, under the date of 1543, “before her marriage to Henry, Catherine Parr had seen often Elizabeth and admired her. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Rudyard Kipling See, little one, here are four annas to spend in sweetmeats because thou hast a little head under that great thatch of hair. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Rudyard Kipling Was it like?’ ‘Thank you,’ said Dick under his breath to the red-haired girl, and he removed himself swiftly. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Gaston Leroux They were soon under the very roof, in the maze of timber-work. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Thomas Hardy He called to him a little boy to hold the horse, alighted, and came and stood under her window. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

The ripples died under the moon, but Denburn did not come again. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Nor was liberty of conscience infringed by this government, till the civil liberty of the same was lost, as under Herod, Pilate, and Tiberius, a three-piled tyranny. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Hester was too tired to play with them, too tired even to tell them a story; so she sat under a tree while they circled in the coppice near at hand. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

I was within there, and all I viewed, the chambered treasure, when chance allowed me (and my path was made in no pleasant wise) under the earth-wall. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Andrew Lang The old woman instantly seized the bigger, and staggering under the weight of it, disappeared into the forest, hardly waiting even to say good-bye. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A nervous fever was the consequence; during which he was nursed by the daughter of a poor cottager, under whose roof he lodged. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Massy kept them under lock and key like a treasure. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Did you? Hey? I wonder where in perdition you came from when I found you under my feet. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Radclyffe Hall Because, being Irish, her hands loved the feel of fine horseflesh under their delicate fingers — and because she did very much want to be tender to Stephen, and understanding. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

George Meredith Then there was just an instant to save myself, when a short wheeze Of bloody lungs under the smoke, and a red-coat crawled up on his knees. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

H. G. Wells He crawled under a table and found it at last, rather dusty but quite eatable, under the chair of a lady art student. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Ford Madox Ford How many sheep would an acre keep all the year round, and how many bushels of wheat, under proper farming, should it give? He, Mark, had not the least idea. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

The only case of ‘Spiritualism’ I have ever had the opportunity of examining into for myself was as gross an imposture as ever came under my notice. Memories and Studies by William James

Upon the opposite or eastern side of this rock was a large ledge or cave, under which the Troglodytes of these realms had frequently encamped. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

I should not under ordinary circumstances have ventured to disturb you; but my visit is neither an idle nor impertinent intrusion. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith Fortune, under Elizabeth Ople’s guiding restraint, directed him to an epitome of the comforts. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

There is, I think, something most disagreeably disenchanting in the sound of one’s own voice under such circumstances, exerted in solitude, and in vain. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

Miles Franklin To think of the scarecrows with the salt cellars under their ears and necks like a plucked fowl that are thrust upon a fellow in society, while you are covered up like a nun. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

We then visited the fine old church, which has but one broad aisle with a handsome altar, and near it is the small monument, under which the bones of the conqueror were placed. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

It was fixed firmly down under his chin with a handkerchief, the side rims over his ears like flaps, and, for the rest, presenting the appearance of a coal-scuttle bonnet behind, as well as in front. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

No, the gardeners’ houses are all down by the kitchen garden on the east bank of the Callowa. The chauffeurs and mechanics live on the other side just under the Castle Hill. . Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

D. H. Lawrence I, as I sat on the sofa under the window, felt rejected by the kind room. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

William Hope Hodgson Steadily, the roaring grew louder and nearer, until it appeared, as I remarked to Tonnison, almost to come from under our feet — and still we were surrounded by the trees and shrubs. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Walter Scott The circumstances of embarrassment, under which you found me at Smyrna, were merely temporary — I am most able and willing to pay my debt; and, let me add, I am most desirous to do so. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Willa Cather He and Caesar often slept up there on hot nights, rolled in blankets he had brought home from Arizona. He mounted with Caesar under his left arm. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Mark Twain Heloise and I, under pretext of study, gave ourselves up wholly to love, and the solitude that love seeks our studies procured for us. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

But the hunters found out that she was blind of one eye, and hiring a boat rowed under the cliff where she used to feed and shot her from the sea. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Previously to this he had been writing verses and imitating ancient poems under the name of Thomas Rowley, whom he feigned to be a monk of the 15th century. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless, there’s my other will, there, under that desk there; and I’ve put you in as sole executor. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri And as the pin swings from the magnet when held suspended by the head, so swung the great body of Cherkis from the under side of the pyramid that held him. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Nathaniel Hawthorne Sylvia Etherege was an orphan girl, who had spent her life, till within a few months past, under the guardianship, and in the secluded dwelling, of an old bachelor uncle. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

We spent a pleasant, idle day, lying down and reading while the sun was high, and in the evening sauntering about under the orange trees. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Watkin Tench Stretched out on his chest, and putting his hat under his head, he fell asleep. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Ivan Turgenev For surely — excuse my impudence — you don’t love me and never will love me?” Bazarov’s eyes glittered for a moment from under his dark brows. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Rudyard Kipling It takes time,’ he says, ‘but I flatter myself that any men who have worked under me are at least grounded in the rudiments of their profession. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Rudyard Kipling At one end of the garden was a small room, under treatment by native artists who were painting the panels with historical pictures, in distemper. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson Close under the Calton Hill there runs a certain narrow avenue, part street, part by-road. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Lawson The sun was getting low down, and its yellow rays reached far up among the saplings of Golden Gully when Bob appeared coming down by the path that ran under the western hill. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

I looked at Aunt Emmy. How pretty and graceful and remote she looked, and how young her face was under the shadow of her charming garden hat, tied with a soft black ribbon under her chin. St. Luke's Summer by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Edgar Allan Poe But, in his disordered fancy, the idea had assumed a more daring character, and trespassed, under certain conditions, upon the kingdom of inorganization. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

Hope revived, and that night Almayer slept soundly, while Nina watched the angry river under the lash of the thunderstorm sweeping onward towards the sea. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

They were found to be tractable, or indifferent, under restraint, content and healthful under novel conditions, and submissive to frequent disturbances. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope Your uncle is not a young man, and could not possibly do the journey under two days. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless, if she were told that she was to be returned as inferior, she would hold up her head under such disgrace as best she might, and would not let the tidings break her heart. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells We’ve grown up under the terror of Grundy and that innocent but docile and — yes — formidable lady, his wife. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Margaret Oliphant Lord Erradeen shook his head, and sent his boat soft gliding into a little bay under the overhanging trees. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Maria Edgeworth And under the rest of the sole there were a number of saws, made of watch spring, that lay quite flat and snug under his foot. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

And I will stick little thorns under his tongue, and I will cut off his eyelids with little scissors, and set him facing the sun. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Plan after plan she propounded, until Browne felt his brain reel under the strain of it. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

H. G. Wells What if even now the switches overcame me? Then something clicked under my hands, and in an instant that last vision of the moon world was hidden from my eyes. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Anna Katherine Green Oliver Ostrander, under no circumstances and by means of no sophistries, can ever marry the daughter of John Scoville. I should think you would see that for yourself. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

He was supported under the arm from behind by a tall young man with a porcelain face, red and round. Mother by Maksim Gorky

She had heard it said that oftentimes, under the influence of some dire calamity, unfortunate men have suddenly lost their reason entirely; and she was wondering if her father had become insane. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Leslie Stephen But who the devil cares what they think? Am I under obligations in the least to any of them all? Rot them for ungrateful dogs; I will make them repent their usage before I leave this place. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

The river-bank was clear, and on the waterside I saw a white man under a hat like a cart-wheel beckoning persistently with his whole arm. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Miles Franklin Pa had been under heavy election expenses, and was robbed by a partner during his absence. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the far end I saw a figure upon a high chair under a daïs. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Patinsky, who is in command of this troop of cavalry and who is under this roof at the present moment, is not a man to be trusted. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Willa Cather Off to the left, under the approach of a weather-stained wooden bridge, a group of boys were sitting around a little fire. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Willa Cather He cut down one of the old cedars that grew exactly in the middle of the deep trail worn in the stone, and counted the rings under his pocket microscope. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

The dining-room windows had been left open, the candles alight, and the pug asleep under the table forgotten. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Jack London You must become another woman — and not merely in the clothes you wear, but inside your skin under the clothes. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Edith Wharton The father glanced away at an empty bench under the trees. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Guy de Maupassant The water is very deep under the arches, and it was two hours before her body was recovered. Madame Baptiste by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle As I wished to hear as well as to see, I wormed my way along under the dark shadows of the trunks in the direction of the oak. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

It was from one of the assistants at Dale’s—a Mr. Pitt: the head doctor, under Dale, Stephen explained. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Sir Walter Scott I marvel the oaken boards groan not under it. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

James Anthony Froude They were under the law, or they were under grace. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

George Eliot There seemed a reason now that he should keep Annette under his own eyes. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Boys suspended themselves upon the wings of Cherubims; St. Francis and St. Mark bore each a spectator on his shoulders; and St. Agatha found herself under the necessity of carrying double. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Theodore Dreiser It was plain that Letty could not reach Chicago under three weeks. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence She was not beautiful, yet Tom Brangwen was immediately under her spell. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Margaret Oliphant He poked the fire till it blazed, and drew her chair towards it, and hunted up a footstool which he had himself kicked out of the way, under the sofa, a month before. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Arnold Bennett Constance herself bandaged his neck, and unbuttoned his waistcoat and stuck an extra flannel under his dickey. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Mary Webb Hazel, under the pale green larch-trees, in her bright dress, with her crown of tawny hair, seemed to be an incarnation of the secret woods. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

E. F. Benson Hardly had Diva heard, than she plunged into the High Street, and, with suitable additions, told Miss Mapp, Evie, Irene and the Padre under promise in each case, of the strictest secrecy. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

I ought to have known that we should remember nothing of the circumstances under which it came into my possession. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

That evening the young voices and the young feet began to chirp again under our sun balcony. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

A. E. W. Mason The only experience which Mr. Ricardo had ever had was gained on the shores of Geneva and at Aix under Hanaud’s tuition. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Leslie Stephen He was bound under heavy penalties to be through life a valetudinarian, and such doses of wine as the respectable Addison used regularly to absorb, would have brought speedy punishment. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

I have heard of instances in which the bitumen coatings have softened under certain circumstances and become quite ‘tacky. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

From any other correspondent one might have looked for a reply in the course of the morrow, but from Nicolai of Padua it would have been folly to expect one under two or three days. The Story of Salome by Amelia B. Edwards

H. G. Wells Vitalising education is only possible when it is under the influence of people who are themselves learning. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Rudyard Kipling Then the Cat put out his paddy paw and patted the Baby on the cheek, and it cooed; and the Cat rubbed against its fat knees and tickled it under its fat chin with his tail. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

D. H. Lawrence He led her across to the grass, under the trees at the edge of the path. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Then she extinguished the lamp, lay down in the cold bed, shriveled up under the bed coverings, and suddenly sank into a heavy sleep. Mother by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing Occasionally — as to-night, under the full moon — he was able to cast off every form of trouble, and rejoice in his seeming liberty. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Guy de Maupassant And, at night, under the moon, which passes across the vault of heaven, you think of things, and singular things, which would never have occurred to your mind under the brilliant light of day. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Meredith He would speak the “g” in Nargett, and he, declined—after a remonstrance he declined—to pass Pagnell under the cedilla. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Theodore Dreiser But under no circumstances mention my name, and don’t appear too eager. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins Romayne was constantly absent in London, attending to his new religious duties under the guidance of Father Benwell. The litter of books and manuscripts in the study was seen no more. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

William Henry Bragg Otherwise they resemble each other so closely that it is convenient sometimes to include both under the general heading of X rays. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

He slipped from under his blanket, and rolled very softly a few feet to his left. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

She did not long remain under this delusion. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Paine It may happen that some state or other may be somewhat over or under rated, but this cannot be much. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Nathaniel Hawthorne The shot took effect, for the abominable plaything went off by a spring, like a boy’s popgun, covering Kenyon with a cloud of lime dust, under shelter of which the revengeful damsel strode away. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He clothed the creatures of his legend with form and sentiments as if they were people who had lived under his roof; and few real men have left such distinct characters as these fictions. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

D. H. Lawrence But I can sit perfectly well under the porch, so please say no more about it. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope However innocent he might be, such would be her position under the law. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang The Wolf, seeing her come in, said to her, hiding himself under the bed-clothes: “Put the custard and the little pot of butter upon the stool, and come and lie down with me. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith Anecdotes, epigrams, drolleries, do not bubble to the lips of a woman who is under an emotional spell: rather they prove that she has the spell for casting. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Guy de Maupassant You must kill it under my eyes. A Cock Crowed (Un coq chanta) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was all there, under different names, of course; but who in all London would have failed to recognize it? What do you say to that, Mr. Holmes?” “Well, he was within his rights. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Some of them have disappeared already, under the competition of the machine. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Charles Dickens O Heavens, it had come at last! He would find it was weak, he would say it was weak, and I was lost! I held tight to the leg of the table under the cloth, with both hands, and awaited my fate. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle A gilt harp, blotched with many stains and with two of its strings missing, was tucked under one of his arms, while with the other he scooped greedily at his platter. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

George Elio The mighty hand is invisible, but the victim totters under the dire clutch. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

We used to spend whole watches below at it, round a chest, under a slush lamp. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Robert Louis Stevenson I was astonished to observe that she was deadly pale, and seemingly under the influence of strong emotion. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

The sea danced and sparkled under the windows. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Galsworthy So under his charge, as you may imagine, the canoes were safe. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Henry Fielding Accordingly, my levies were instantly complete, sufficient numbers being only left to till the land; churchmen, even bishops themselves, enlisting themselves under my banners. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

The gaoler found him a docile and obedient creature with an abiding affection for plants, which sprang up under his hands like magic. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

And it is very probable that had Stevie died in his bed under her despairing gaze, in her protecting arms, Mrs Verloc’s grief would have found relief in a flood of bitter and pure tears. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Edward Bellamy Within each one of these forts the strictest organization of industry was insisted on; the separate gangs worked under a single central authority. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Leslie Stephen Pope, however, was now bound to shriek as loudly as he could at the outrage under which he was suffering. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Richard Hakluyt In the seaventh leafe it followeth thus: The scituation is under 30. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

Henry James I don’t know what liquid Madame Chamousset may dispense under that name, but we’ll do the best we can for her. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Jane Austen And I do take leave, longing for a happy reunion, and trusting that when we meet again, it will be under circumstances which may open our hearts to each other without any remnant or shadow of reserve. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

He said: “You waved?” and she: “Or didn’t you wave to me?” He said, under her eyes: “I didn’t think you’d be any use to me. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The truth was that she had taken care of eight infant brothers and sisters, while her maternal parent slept raucously under the influence of beer when she was not quarrelling with her offspring. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle Has it not been tried at Courtrai, at Stirling, and again under my own eyes at Crécy, where the chivalry of France went down before our bowmen?” Nigel stared at him, with a perplexed brow. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]