Phrases with "underneath"

G. K. Chesterton It is truer to say that my ignorance exploded underneath me, like a mine dug long before; and indeed it was dug before the beginning of the ages. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Jack London The great breast and heavy fore legs were no more than in proportion with the rest of the body, where the muscles showed in tight rolls underneath the skin. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

The corpse lay underneath the tree with its face upturned. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Jack London You surely do not dream that I’ll consider them in dealing with you?” I had stepped underneath the open hatchway so that I could see him. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Then he stopped, and, depositing Larose underneath a high bank of drifted sand, bent down and peered closely into his face. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Goodness bless my heart! Johnny, help me to raise her!” Still and white she was lying, underneath the opening of the staircase. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The rummest part of the whole thing is that the young woman’s room is next to mine, and the jewels are in an ordinary black despatch box with an eighteen-penny padlock, underneath her bed. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

It was half-past two when she was startled by the sound of a shambling footstep upon the gravelled pathway underneath the veranda. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Flo came nosing up the aisle, found Flory’s pew and settled down underneath it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Algernon Blackwood The deep nature underneath had now broken out. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

When it was drawing near to Blodsombre, they approached the sedgy margin of a dark green lake, which lay underneath Poolingdred. Panawe was sitting on a dark rock, waiting for them. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

We rushed up the rocks after the enemy, when they seemed to drop like caterpillars, as instantaneously, they were all down underneath us right at the camp. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

He was a capsule man, that is, he’d undergone a slight operation and had a glass capsule of cyanide of potassium embedded in the flesh underneath the top of his left arm. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

The plough is a wretched wooden thing, so frail that one can easily carry it on one’s shoulder, and fitted underneath with a rough iron spike which stirs the soil to a depth of about four inches. Collected Essays by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim Both men looked down upon the ground, and a groan of horror escaped David. From underneath the door, a thin stream of blood into which he had stepped had stained the carpet. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Guy de Maupassan She broke off a leaf; underneath it lay two lady-birds looking like delicate, red shells. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Jack London Thrice, on the night-shift, underneath in the saw-pit, Old Tarwater fainted. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Bingo, bingo, bingo, that’s the lingo; love of mine, I pine for one of your glances; the darling boy on the left there; underneath the stars I wait. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Elizabeth Gaskell The bush of sweetbrier, underneath the window, scented the place, and the delicious fragrance reminded her of her old home. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

I recognized some habitual Readers going to their labor underneath the dome; of mere visitors we seemed among the first. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Marjorie Bowen Elsie knew exactly where, on the top shelf when the large folding doors underneath the drawers were open, was kept jam, marmalade, and sugar. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Andrew Lang When the old Witch wanted to get in she stood underneath and called out: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your golden hair,’ for Rapunzel had wonderful long hair, and it was as fine as spun gold. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Numerous round tunnels, varying from half an inch to seven or eight inches in diameter, lead down through the mounds of earth; and many more from some distance around, also lead underneath them. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

This have I ever approved, that the strawberry groweth underneath the nettle still. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

His features were absolutely tranquil, but a terrible, quiet energy seemed to lie just underneath the surface. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

He sat on her knee sometimes, but not often, for she breathed and rose and fell all over, and creaked underneath her buttons. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

D. H. Lawrence She detected an underneath feeling of weariness about him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood And underneath flowed resolute currents, linking distance to the centre. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Andrew Lang Along it they travel underneath from the sea to the land till the river ends. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson The King’s daughter was aware of a man upon the beach; he went hooded so that none might perceive his face, and a pipe was underneath his arm. Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens I wish the sofa, if you please, to be covered with chintz, or something of that sort, so that I may lie on my chest, underneath it, without being seen. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Edith Wharton But underneath the superficial kindliness he felt for her, as for all the world, he was aware of a fundamental indifference to most things but his own comfort and convenience. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Walter Crane The three pots underneath illustrate the same three stages in a simpler manner. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

He had suffered before; but then with hope underneath him, bearing him up like the wings of some strong bird. Signa by Ouida

Anthony Trollope You know the story of the boy who would not cry though the wolf was gnawing him underneath his frock. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

But they are still erect in a great part and very picturesque, with the ropemakers at work on the sward underneath them, and the white bullocks coming out of their open doors. Signa by Ouida

Arthur Conan Doyle On reaching the boundary wall Toby ran along, whining eagerly, underneath its shadow, and stopped finally in a corner screened by a young beech. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Henry James I believed for the instant that she had put it on expressly, so that from underneath it she might scrutinize me without being scrutinized herself. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

She drew me underneath the trees on the side, looking up the walk as though she feared she had been followed. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

And underneath this there was the irreconcilable difference between Communists and Anarchists, which was bound to lead to some kind of struggle sooner or later. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Rudyard Kipling D’you know why? Our four naked perspirin’ souls was out there underneath her, hikin’ her heavens high. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Virginia Woolf What I mean is, he added, taking a drink of his claret cup, underneath there’s the fountain; the sweet nut. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

William Morris For leagues and leagues I rode, Till hot my armour grew, Till underneath the leaves I felt the evening dew. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Instantly there came a loud and terrifying explosion almost exactly underneath where they had fallen, and for the moment Mr. Jones thought his ear-drums must have been broken. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Willa Cather We put in the whole day there, and it wasn’t any tourist show, believe me! We went down into dungeons underneath the water where they used to keep State prisoners, kept them buried alive for years. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

But underneath the streets are still; Noon, and the market’s o’er! Back go the goodwives o’er the hill; For we return no more. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

G. K. Chesterton But, when they ran out, the platform appeared to be perfectly empty, now a blank and solid table of snow; and they began to realize that the noise came from underneath their feet. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Andrew Lang One has to keep close beside it-quite underneath is the nicest of all. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather She was kind, even a little playful with him; but he felt it was all good manners, and that underneath she was not thinking of him at all. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Gissing At first sight this appeared to be filled with drawings of all kinds, but Carrie, lifting up these, drew from underneath a large leather pocket-book. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Margaret Oliphant You who are a minister——” In his energy his overcoat fell back for a moment; underneath he was in full dress, which showed strangely in that grey spring morning. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Anthony Trollope But underneath the visible stream of pungent water there may be the slightest under-current of eulogy, so that it be not seen, but only understood. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

D.H. Lawrence The nasturtium leaf-coins stood cool and grey; in their delicate shade, underneath in the green twilight, a few flowers shone their submerged gold and scarlet. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Thomas Wolfe His head was crowned with an ancient football helmet, the straps securely fastened underneath his heavy jowls. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Karl Philipp Moritz You here lie between two sheets: underneath the bottom sheet is a fine blanket, which, without oppressing you, keeps you sufficiently warm. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

George Meredith The starlit black ridges about him and the dragon’s mouth yawing underneath were an opposition of spiritual and mundane; innocent, noxious; exciting to the youthful philosopher. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Willa Cather When they at last turned back toward the town, they saw groups of people, women in white dresses, walking toward the dark spot where the paper lanterns made a yellow light underneath the cottonwoods. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

D. H. Lawrence Yet underneath was death itself. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Faucets were sputtering, buckets spilling, rivulets flowing underneath the rows of washboards. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Benjamin Disraeli Essper George! Where is Essper? St. John, who is your deputy in the wine department? Wrightson! bring those long green bottles out of the river, and put the champagne underneath the willow. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

You would lift a cushion from a chair and find a plate holding the remains of a poached egg underneath it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

H. Rider Haggard As I expected, we found that the flesh underneath was terribly contused, for though the steel links had kept the weapons from entering, they had not prevented them from bruising. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Mark Twain Down in the hollow ground, underneath the olives and the orange-trees that flourish in the court of the great Mosque, is a wilderness of pillars — remains of the ancient Temple; they supported it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

It was the 15th of August, about eleven o’clock at night; thick clouds, portending a tempest, overspread the heavens, and shrouded every light and prospect underneath their heavy folds. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Willa Cather Yet all the time, underneath his pleasure and hopefulness and satisfaction, he was conscious of the vibration of an unnatural excitement. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Well, I have seen a man hung on suspicion of stealing a horse, and directly he was hung the horse in question has turned up underneath the thief that really stole him. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

We knew the underneath of every laurel bush, the shape of its bunches of darkling branches, the green dust that our small restless bodies rubbed off from its under twigs. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

They make their temporary habitations in hollow trees, and sometimes underneath large fallen trunks that offer suitable hollows. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

It was just a book about the castles of England, but there were well-thumbed pages where it spoke about this castle here, and it said that there was gold hidden underneath which had never been found. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim From underneath a pile of papers he drew out a curiously shaped and heavy box fashioned of beaten gold. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

M. P. Shiel It was Aubrey Maitland who was underneath it, and I had shot him dead. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Rudyard Kipling It is true that trains run underneath the city in all directions. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

There was another underneath it. In Praise of a Suffolk Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Marie Corelli Pausing underneath he waited, hesitating — full of strange thoughts and stranger regrets. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Monsieur will see underneath is an inscription on the pedestal. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

H. G. Wells In a moment Ugh-lomi was clinging to a bush right underneath the bear, and in another he was hanging to its back half buried in fur, with one fist clutched in the hair under its jaw. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It was trimmed underneath some twenty feet up, and stood there like a huge umbrella, with circling seats beneath. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

It rises to greatness by the fact that, underneath all its lambent buffoonery, it is aflame with righteous wrath. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

G. K. Chesterton The sinking and softening forests, powdered with a gray frost, fell away underneath me into an abyss which seemed unfathomable. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling He took two months to Simla when the year was at the spring, And underneath the deodars eternally did sing. Departmental Ditties and other verses by Rudyard Kipling [1886]

Radclyffe Hall Because he loved Anna who loved the cedar, he must stand underneath it directing the gardeners. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

D. H. Lawrence And underneath there was something invisible and dying — something fading, wilting: the essential plasm of themselves: their invisible being. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

As the aerial craft drew nearer, he observed a thick, blue haze underneath it, and a similar haze behind, but the front, facing them, was clear. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

AN hour later two men came with lanthorns into the fields that lie between the rough vineyards underneath the road from the sea. Signa by Ouida

She had, however, to help me in again directly I was out, for, between us, we had forgotten the stable key, which was underneath the cushion of my armchair. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In her cheap clothes, underneath the hat which her own fingers had fashioned and trimmed, she was still radiantly beautiful. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Al first he was conscious only of the heavy odor of alcohol and stale tobacco, but then underneath he smelled a metallic perfume. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Bram Stoker There is a flask of slivovitz (the plum brandy of the country) underneath the seat, if you should require it. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

From underneath the coat hanging up behind the door he produced the bird which the younger inspector proceeded to handle curiously. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Marjorie Bowen And underneath the lettering, lightly cut on the time-stained marble, was the same device as that on the portrait of the lady in the green silk dress. The Avenging of Ann Leete by Marjorie Bowen

And yet, underneath this outward abstraction of the artist, the natural fondness flowed all the same; and as she grew up, the dreamer had understood the dreamer. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

G. K. Chesterton And the point is that this pattern still runs through or underneath all his more mature or complex writing; and is never lost even at the moments when he is really tragic or, what is worse, realistic. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Julian Hawthorne A year after the child’s birth the miller was found dead one morning underneath his own mill-wheel. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

D. H. Lawrence She was very fond of adorning herself, so he would tie a piece of cotton round her ear, and hang a blue bead on it underneath for an ear-ring. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather She was crushed underneath things. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Jules Verne Then the turbines underneath spun with prodigious rapidity, while the great wings beat with steady regularity. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Charles Dickens Besides which, there was a great draught of air from the door, underneath the sofa, and I had tied a handkerchief round my head; so what I looked like, altogether, I don’t know. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Theodore Dreiser His hair was cut badly and stuck out in odd strings or wisps from underneath his big cap. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence Yet underneath she was constrained, she knew her own insistence. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens Welcome, old aspirations, glittering creatures of an ardent fancy, to your shelter underneath the holly! We know you, and have not outlived you yet. What Christmas is as we grow older by Charles Dickens [1851]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One of the beaters kicked his foot against it underneath the big laurel. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

H. G. Wells His head was hidden by the lynx’s body, it was as if he was burrowing underneath the creature; his legs were twisted about each other in a queer, unnatural attitude. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

E. F. Benson Get round to her feet and lift underneath the knees when I am ready. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

Her own instep, she was accustomed to boast, was so high that a little kitten could run underneath it. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

G. K. Chesterton A rattle in a hansom brought us underneath the sombre pile of workmen’s flats in Lambeth which Grant inhabited; a climb up a wearisome wooden staircase brought us to his garret. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

William Morris For my mind is that she it is that hath made the appearance of the cage and the women therein, and that she hath our poor friends somewhere underneath her hand. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

William Dampier This is neatly matted underneath and round the sides; and there is a carpet and pillows for him to sleep on. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

D. H. Lawrence Though he kept the appearance of a smile, underneath he was hard and opposed. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Thus while he gazes round, at length he spies, Where, fenc’d with strong redoubts, their navy lies, Close underneath the walls; the washing tide Secures from all approach this weaker side. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Alfred Tennyson Arriving all confused among the rest With hooded brows I crept into the hall, And, couched behind a Judith, underneath The head of Holofernes peeped and saw. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle The name “H. Vardin” was written underneathevidently an autograph. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Such foundations are solid enough for your edifices, while this underneath us is just the thing for mine; and so we may both be suited. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Charles Dickens A great shadow of the Stranger, as he first stood underneath their roof; covering its surface, and blotting out all other objects. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

The reeds sustained him bravely, but the strength of the current sucked him underneath the water, and for several seconds he feared that he should be compelled to let go his hold. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

If they are not in, leave the message written underneath for them, to be given them the instant they come in. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

E. F. Benson Evie and the Padre arrived first: Evie’s finger nails looked as if she had pinched them all, except one, in the door, causing the blood to flow freely underneath each. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

And underneath everything loomed up the past, persisting in discovering itself, despite the almost passionate efforts to conceal it . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Baldwin Spencer At the end of the ten minutes the Urinthantima man wriggled out from underneath the boy, who remained lying face downwards on the ground. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Andrew Lang For underneath a sensitive exterior he was thoroughly genial if he was understood. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence So he had to lie shouting underneath me until some one came to the studio to untie me. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim One could almost feel the muscles swelling underneath his coat. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

He was just underneath me in the hall. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Rudyard Kipling Up!’ The Victor Pirolo lifted like a bubble, and the vicious machine shot just underneath us, clawing high as it passed. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Andrew Lang Soon the dead leaves on the ground began to move and to rustle, and from underneath them there came a long train of serpents. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence But underneath the question, what was there, in her very standing motionless, which affected him? He stepped aside and she at once entered the house, as if the door had been opened to admit her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The zinc-worker, sure enough, lacked education; but the hatter had too much, or at least he had education in the same way that dirty people have a white shirt, with uncleanliness underneath it. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Robert Browning As for the grass, it grew as scant as hair In leprosy; thin dry blades pricked the mud Which underneath looked kneaded up with blood. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Rudyard Kipling It is underneath the coppice and heath, And the thin anemones. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yet underneath it all was the coward’s fear! “What are you talking about, man?” he exclaimed. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Meredith Fat Esslemont underneath had no such air. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Gissing He kicked a stool close to her, dropped upon it with one leg curled underneath him, and leaned his head against her shoulder. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

I was sitting on the bench there, underneath the high, old-fashioned dining-room windows, thinking how hot the sun was, wishing for something to do, and wondering when Dr. Lewis meant to send me home. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

George Gissing Don’t let me see it for the world; put it underneath your coat somewhere. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Charles Dickens Now, we tracked a piece of the old road, above the ground; now traced it, underneath a grassy covering, as if that were its grave; but all the way was ruin. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Directly underneath the picture stood the Italian cabinet, with its ivory figures let into ebony. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Julian Hawthorne Such strange, mystical, dark eyes underneath level black eyebrows I had never seen. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

D. H. Lawrence Awful things men were, savage, cruel, underneath their civilization. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Augustine Birrell The arching boughs unite between The columns of the temple green, And underneath the wingèd quires Echo about their tunèd fires. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell I might explain away a few other points, but it would be too much like drawing a picture and then writing underneath the name of the object intended to be represented. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

D. H. Lawrence But underneath lurked this chagrin of his wanting to go away from her, for his activity. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

I’Gad! underneath a lamp in an inn, anywhere, they ask ‘Are you one of the Fronde?’ They unsheathe, and that’s all that is said. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

A hole had been dug underneath it, and filled up with stones again. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

They make two or three rounds, then carry it underneath the arm, over the opposite shoulder, and diagonally across the back, fastening it in the waist-belt. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

H. Rider Haggard Before him and underneath him lay a vast and roofless building, open to the east, covering some two acres of ground, and surrounded by Titanic walls, fifty feet or more in height. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins In the first place, he wrote his assumed name (by no means in so fine a hand as usual) on a blank visiting-card, and added underneath these words: “Not a moment is to be lost. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jules Verne I could stand it no longer, but gliding underneath the tent I hid my face in my hands and wept aloud. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

D. H. Lawrence But underneath her purpose was fixed. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Lady Morgan While I contemplated my memento mori of a figure in the glass, I heard a harp tuning in an underneath apartment. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

When I turned my telescope upon them I saw they were crowded up to the extreme edge of the mountains, so that I could see underneath the soles of their boots as their legs dangled in the air. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Sinclair Lewis I got the plates smuggled in underneath the bottles in a case of ale! So we’re all set, and we’ll start tomorrow night, if the weather isn’t too clear — hope there’ll be snow. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Haslam was standing underneath the arched opening. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Ford Madox Ford It had been underneath his thoughts all the while: it had struck him at the time like a kick from the hind leg of a mule in his subliminal consciousness. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. G. Wells The explosion came this time more directly underneath the aeroplane and shot it upward edgeways. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Rudyard Kipling One Major was shading his eyes with his hand and watching the woman from underneath it. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

In two seconds he was inside the room, and to prevent surprise was inserting a wooden wedge underneath the door. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

G. K. Chesterton And underneath was a portrait of an old lady in a quiet black dress, leaning her head on her hand against the woodland landscape. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

The picture represented the Virgin and Christ, flying through the air in a sort of cloud of shadowy cherubic faces; underneath was a landscape, forty or fifty miles in extent, and a purple sky above. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Conan Doyle Some lay in the waggon itself, and some sheltered themselves behind or underneath it. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Meredith What could be underneath the tent? Seeing a boy occasionally lift one of the flapping corners, we took licence from his example to appease our curiosity. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Rudyard Kipling Dick brought all his painfully acquired knowledge of faces to bear on the eyes, mouth, and chin underneath the black velvet toque. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Schmidt came stealing across the room, and from underneath his cuff something gleamed. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

George Meredith A dazzling tray of stones was revealed; underneath it the constellations in cases, very heavens for the worldly Eve; and he doubted that Eve could have gone completely out of her. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

D. H. Lawrence But underneath there was an unchanging hatred. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf A snob on the surface; underneath a scholar. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

And underneath the great crucifix, which was fastened to the wall, he graved this from Augustine: O anima Christiana, respice vulnera patientis, sanguinem morientis, pretium redemptionis. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

And underneath the pierced and bleeding feet: What hast thou done for me? His, two years’ uncomplaining endurance of excruciating pain answered for him. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Ilioneus, as bold Lucetius came To force the gate, and feed the kindling flame, Roll’d down the fragment of a rock so right, It crush’d him double underneath the weight. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

E. Phillips Oppenheim Something familiar in the poise of her head, or the gleam of her hair gathered up underneath an unusually smart travelling hat, attracted his attention. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Radclyffe Hall That long and intimate talk on the cliffs had not left Joan unmoved, however; underneath the morbidity and exaggerated sensitiveness of her nature flowed a strong stream of courage and common sense. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Two doors were underneath the gallery, communicating with the interior of the house. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

D. H. Lawrence He was having a good time, as young fellows will in a place like Blackpool. And underneath it all was a shadow for her. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells My three eggs and the bones were lying in the middle of the canoe, and the keg of water and some coffee and biscuits wrapped in a Cape Argus by his feet, and a tin of methylated spirit underneath him. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was already a black line underneath those deep-set eyes of his. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Gertrude Stein And underneath it he gave her work the highest mark in his course. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

George Meredith To complain of the intrusion of that black-yellow flag and foul smoke-line on the lake underneath us is preposterous, since, as you behold, the heavens make no protestation. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Rudyard Kipling Then, underneath a wall by the main road, we saw an infant of four armed with a little green-barked switch which some one had peeled into pretty patterns for him. Souvenirs of France by Rudyard Kipling

On one side the church-door, as you entered, was an enclosed place underneath the belfry, that did for the vestry and for Clerk Bumford’s den. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

That night, at her hotel in San Francisco, she double-locked her door and lay down without undressing, leaving all lights burning and an automatic pistol underneath her pillow. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

H. G. Wells And underneath these wandered the countless flocks and herds of the British Food Trust with their lonely guards and keepers. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The Maine was sunk by a torpedo, discharged at close quarters underneath her magazine. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He sat there, half terrified, his beautiful eyes open wide and staring at Father Schwartz. But underneath his terror he felt that his own inner convictions were confirmed. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Willa Cather We like a writer much as we like individuals; for what he is, simply, underneath his accomplishments. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Afterwards he returned the letter and the tracing to the envelope and slipped the latter underneath the blotting pad. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

James Payn There he lay for more than an hour, underneath the whirling sails, which one after another came round to peer over his haggard face, gashed with that frightful wound. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’ll put it underneath the glass—see? Now, we’re right! Just a yard or two through the trees and then we’ll leave this place behind us. The Cafe of Terror by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1925]

Marjorie Bowen There, in his solitary prowlings to and fro, Francisco had discovered a deep cave underneath a sandbank, the entrance well overgrown with boughs and bushes. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

There were no rock-holes at the head of this spring; the water drains from underneath the mountains, and is permanent beyond a doubt. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

E. Phillips Oppenheim His eyes, underneath his thick brows, were dark and clear, and his features were strong and delicately shaped. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

There’s a flavour of good feeling underneath much of that nonsense, as well as of porter and oysters. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Andrew Lang But in spite of the deep shadows cast by the wide-spreading branches of the trees, the grass underneath was soft and green, and covered with the rarest flowers. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a certain tenseness underneath it all. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Charles Dickens Turning down the pillow of the bed with my hand, I found, underneath it, a pair of gloves. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

William Morris And underneath the picture is it writ: Bitter winter, burning summer, never more shall waste and wear; Blossom of the rose undying brings undying springtide there. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

He says that while I was sleeping he changed carriages at Exeter because he suspected that someone was underneath the seat. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Thomas Wolfe Here, Jim, reach down and get underneath the arms . You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There are marks underneath the window. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Florence Dixie The moment the mare felt it underneath her she began to kick out, and galloping quicker and quicker, in a very few seconds she was packless and pacified. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Her soul did not swim on the surface, but groped its way blindly miles underneath the water . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

William Makepeace Thackeray It was but September: yet the autumn had already begun to turn the green trees into red; and the ferns that were waving underneath the trees were reddened and fading too. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Gertrude Stein Not so long ago in going over the new house Braque was building the bath-room was again below, this time underneath the dining room. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]