Phrases with "until"

A. E. W. Mason It was not until Durrance’s servant had actually rung the bell that her attention was again attracted to the street. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Jules Verne He wound more and more quickly, with strange contortions, until he fell from sheer weariness. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

Up to the time of your sickness last summer, until after the Soulsbys went away, I didn’t let myself get downright discouraged. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

E. F. Benson But certainly the lawns grew emptier, and she was utterly unable to explain this extraordinary phenomenon, until she happened to go close to the windows of her music-room. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

She investigated room after room, little dens in which grooms had been lodged, until she found one that suited her. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

That such were the facts and that the appearance of her husband was not mere hallucination, Lady Burton stiffly maintained until her dying day. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

The Loveliest, it seemed, was attending an important social function to which, until they had actually claimed their laurels in the approaching competition, she could not take them. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Walter Scott She has already confessed that she is a fugitive, and in search of a place of concealment, until she should be able to escape into foreign parts. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Washington Irving In one hand he bore the cross, in the other he brandished a sword, with which he dealt about him like a maniac, slaying several of the enemy, until he sank to the ground covered with wounds. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Washington Irving Lope Sanchez waited, however, until the night was far advanced before he ventured with his little daughter to the hall of the two nymphs. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

H. G. Wells The earthquakes began and grew until all down America from the Arctic Circle to Cape Horn, hillsides were sliding, fissures were opening, and houses and walls crumbling to destruction. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. G. Wells It was not until the heap had been reduced to a book or so that he spoke again — an elaborate point. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

George Gissing Slowly he raised his eyes, until they met Mrs. Toplady’s. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

As soon as he was established in his museum again, life at the Pyramids would resume its usual routine, until Braddock again felt the want of a change. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

The daylight strengthened, until at last tiny flecks of sunshine twinkled in the meshes of the further curtains at the window. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Andrew Lang And Laufer remained with Lineik as her friend and sister, till they found a husband for her in a great nobleman; and all three couples lived happily until they died. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George MacDonald Then she would move her lips, and they would give her a little nourishment; and she would grow better and better and better, until for a few days she was splendidly well. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

F. Scott Fitzgerald It wasn’t until then that I connected this Gatsby with the officer in her white car. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

They will continue to believe out of existence every consideration that separates them until they have come together. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Theodore Dreiser I am going to try to get along by myself for a while, until he wants me and can marry me. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

He didn’t know any Gaelic until about two years ago, so I don’t think the poem can be up to much. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Channing told me on the ‘phone that he’d been with Sir John Dyce–Brown for five years, until the baronet died. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

I didn’t until he pointed it out. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

No, he must hide in the bedroom and wait until the man and the dog had gone! Oh, what a fool he’d been not to keep a better look-out. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

No case is really answered until it has had a fair hearing. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He hadn’t the faintest idea I was there until the yacht was a day and a half out. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

She was fighting for her children’s rights, and declared that she could never rest, or know any peace of mind, until we had come to our own again. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Sometimes, as my house was conveniently near, a knot of men would come home with me and go on talking and smoking in my dining-room until two or three. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing At moments he forgot why he was wretched, and, starting up, strained his eyes into the darkness, until he saw the face of Sagaris and heard him speaking. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Health be with you until I come to see you again. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Abraham Merri I thought long of what must be done to shield her until she could adjust herself to that world. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells They might make light but not frivolous conversation or simple comments until things began to happen. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Willa Cather He dropped for a moment into the gulf between the walls, then wheeled, and mounted until his plumage was so steeped in light that he looked like a golden bird. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Theodore Dreiser Thereafter it was dribs and drabs of this sort, until one morning Carrie suddenly remembered that she would not be back until close to dinner time. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells There was nothing more to see or do until he saw the Sons. . The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

This tribute, it was understood, would continue to be levied from the territories attached to Thebes, until a riddle proposed by the monster should have been satisfactorily solved. The Theban Sphinx by Thomas De Quincey

H. G. Wells Hell was indeed good enough to scare me and prevent me calling either of my brothers fools, until I was eleven or twelve. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells There is no evidence that Laidlaw, after his first imaginative outbreak, ever gave the matter a second thought until he got the echo in the newspapers. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Arthur Conan Doyle We shall now turn out the white light and begin with the lowest degree of red light until the conditions will admit of further illumination. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Jack London She turned and trotted back into the forest, to the great relief of One Eye, who trotted a little to the fore until they were well within the shelter of the trees. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

I do not deny that he was eccentric; the mania he had for keeping that cat and teasing her until she flew at his face like a demon, was certainly eccentric. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

His later years were spent in the family of his patron, chiefly at Chatsworth, where he continued his literary activity until his death, which occurred in 1679, in his 91st year. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We have talked over old days and old friends, until I became almost homesick. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Waiting until Skiddy was in the act of taking down his drink he signalled to the waiter to repeat the order. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Mrs. Pratt had bought the antimacassars for the Towers, and secretly adored them until Ada pronounced them to be vulgar. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

You just take Lonsdale’s arm, and walk with him to the carriage, and go home and behave yourself until I come. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Were God to catch men up for what they earn, He would not leave upon the back of it 4 a beast; but He respites them until an appointed time. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

John Ruskin And as Schwartz climbed the steep rock path the thirst came upon him, as it had upon his brother, until he lifted his flask to his lips to drink. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin [1841]

Alfred Ainger She called them uncle and aunt, and their house was generally her home, until her marriage with Mr. Moxon, the publisher, in 1833. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

We’ll just have to put in time here every day until we see him. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle Holding his breath, he ran on until he broke through the interlacing branches, and found himself in a little, clearing with the hounds all crowding round a patch of tangled bramble at the further end. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

William Makepeace Thackeray He would not consent to allow his wife to make a single engagement until the creditors were satisfied, and until he had a handsome sum in hand to begin the world with. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Up this I hurrieduntil now I had not seen a vestige of man. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Elizabeth Gaskell These things had much better be kept secret until the proper time has come for divulging them. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

They had nothing much left, but it did not matter because he sat staring at his plate until they put the bill in front of him. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

My mother continued to harp on the superiority of my dead uncle’s character, and how he would have shielded us from the evils that had befallen, until dad acquiesced in sheer self-protection. Serapion by Francis Stevens

George Meredith We are indebted almost for construction to those who will define us briefly: we are but scattered leaves to the general comprehension of us until such a work of binding and labelling is done. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

H. G. Wells But I believed in him sufficiently to work with him all that morning until past midday at his digging. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Wilkie Collins I see a possibility, a really startling possibility, in connection with the poisoning at Gleninch, which never occurred to me until the present moment. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

William Hope Hodgson And I to hold her gentle to me, and let her cry very natural, until that she was something unpent. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Beyond the fact that he was above six feet in height, and, until the gout had broken his constitution, unusually robust, Murphy adds nothing further to our idea of his personal appearance. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Wilkie Collins Once find your way to the garden door, and I answer for keeping you safely out of his reach until he has submitted to the separation, and has signed the deed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Theodore Dreiser He went on brooding over his situation until midnight, when he repaired again to the Palmer House. He wondered what the morning would bring forth, and slept anything but soundly upon it. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Baldwin Spencer One after another the sticks were fixed upright in the ground until there were some twenty or more sticks and stones there. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing All I ask of you, dear Mr. Barmby, is to have forbearance with me until I get back my health and feel more cheerful. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m always afraid of a girluntil I’ve kissed her. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

For long and lonely hours, that seemed an eternity, he had been tossing in a burning fever upon that disordered bed, until he verily believed himself in a place of everlasting torment. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Aurilly promised that his master would wait until then. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

This plague lasted for a twelvemonth, until the very name of cherries became an abomination in the land. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Still, I must remain until the Professor returns. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

George Gissing His idea is that Miss Hood might continue to hold her position here until he has taken his degree. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Edgar Allan Poe I continued my efforts, after getting these articles, until I was completely exhausted, but brought up nothing else. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins All the questions I had to ask; all the proposals I had to make, must, I felt, be put off — no matter at what risk — until some later and calmer hour. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Accordingly, they never heard her, nor were aware, until dawn, that such a blooming person existed. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

But if you did not take it off the wall — and I confess I never missed it until you drew my attention to the fact that it was missing — where did you get it?” Jennings scarcely knew what to say. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

If he remained in it until the time he next appeared in Ship Street, his state then was not to be wondered at. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Abraham Merri He has my safe-conduct, and shall stay with Evalie until all is settled. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Rafael Sabatini A second he stared with dilated eyes, then with a sharp indrawing of breath he sped forward, nor stopped until he was crouching at the window, peering into the room. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

But until that time, nought but your straight command might win me to essay a sally. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Wilkie Collins The two then set forth down the course of the stream, keeping in the shadow of the wood until the night had fallen and the darkness hid them. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Theodore Dreiser Later still, he put off shaving to every other day, then to every third, and so on, until once a week became the rule. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

John Lewis Burckhard We again set out after sunset, and marched about three hours farther, through several vallies, until we came to the low mountains called Om Hereyzel (ﻝﺬﻳﺮﺣ ﻡﺃ), where we stopped. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells My hope lay in the wind abating, and our keeping in the air and eastward of Finisterre until it did, and the chief danger was the exhaustion of our petrol. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

A sensation with her became a sentiment, and she never spoke until she had mingled her perceptions of outward objects with others which were the native growth of her own mind. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

In other words, there could be no real science of pathology until the science of physiology had reached a degree of perfection unattained, and indeed unattainable, until quite recent times. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

G. K. Chesterton The dark red of his complexion deepened, until by contrast there was something almost alarming about the light of his pale eyes. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Have you indeed decided?” “Take care of M. Fouquet, until I shall have made up my mind by tomorrow morning. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Rudyard Kipling Her place was at his left elbow, nose touching his sleeve, until the needle reached fifty, when she had to throw it up and sing aloud. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Andrew Lang Colt, gallop fast until we meet, and instantly the colt appeared, frisking and jumping to the wizard, who threw a halter over his neck and leapt on his back. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott My plan was, that your ladyship should have honoured Martindale with a few days’ residence, which might have been kept private until the search after you was ended. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Benjamin Disraeli Never see her again, or only see her changed! He was not aware of the fulness of his misery before; he was not aware, until this moment, that unless he saw her every day life would be intolerable. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Abraham Merri And she must enter this new world with eyes bandaged, blind, until the nerves accustomed to the green luminosity of the Mirage could endure the stronger light. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells His eye caught a spirit level with the bubble towards him, and he remembered something, spent a dozen seconds in swinging the engine forward until the bubble floated in the centre of the tube. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Washington Irving One of the exterior walls straggled down the profile of the hill, until it reached a jutting rock overhanging the sea, with a narrow sandy beach at its foot, laved by the rippling billows. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Walter Scott They must esteem him innocent, until direct and sufficient proof shall demonstrate his guilt. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Arthur Conan Doyle In my anxiety to get clear, I cocked her nose up until the automatic alarm-bell rang, and I actually began to slide backwards. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Grettir sat at home at Biarg until Twainmonth.15 Nor is it said in story that he and Kormak met ever again after these things betid. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Sir Walter Scott Meg, however, still led the way along the bank of the ravine out of which they had ascended, until she heard beneath the murmur of voices. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

George Gissing As Basil had expected, he was kept waiting without the doors until the porter had received orders regarding him. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Thomas Wolfe The light was out on the second-floor landing and the gloom was Stygian, so he groped along the wall until he found the door and rapped loudly with his knuckles. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Then that shadow of fear, that vague apprehension of unknown evil which had been upon him all day, seemed suddenly to deepen, until it wrapped him round like a pall. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Anthony Hope Led by this star, we pressed on through the darkness, until at length the deeper darkness fell that stayed our steps. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Let each of you work in his own way, until an end comes; and I who will help the one to possess will help the other to destroy, for possession and destruction are both evil and are one. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch They had kept watch on this (they said) day by day, until they had made certain it could not be a cloud, for it never altered its shape. D’Arfet’s Vengeance by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

R. D. Blackmore They had sauntered aloof while he called at the cottage, as if they had something to say to him, but would keep it until he had finished there. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Virginia Woolf Then they were all silent, looking at the river swirling past in front of them between the trunks of the trees until Mr. Flushing interrupted them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Guy de Maupassan She did not appear again until the dinner hour, very pale and serious. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

I drank even with him for some time, until I could see that the spirit was beginning to tell upon him, for he was somewhat handicapped, in that he had certainly indulged rather freely before the meal. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Again and again we met them in the different cities where we feared we had lost them, until we feared no more and counted confidently on seeing them wherever we went. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

It was not until nearly three hundred years afterward that the Christians recovered the city. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Thomas Hardy They were his favourite fish, but such had been his condition that, until the moment of making this effort, he had quite forgotten their existence at his father’s back-door. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her life had been so short, so joyless, until there had come to her that brief taste of wonderful, amazing happiness. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

George Gissing He married her when she was very young, and I could imagine the life he had led with her until he freed himself. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Arnold Bennett You think you’re doing a fine thing by sitting tight and bearing it, and saying nothing, and keeping it all a secret, until you get pitched into the street! Let me tell you you aren’t. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Forgive me! Forgive us both!” He stooped down until his ghastly face nearly touched hers. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle I tried to puzzle it out, but gave it up in despair and set the matter aside until night should bring an explanation. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We were doing fairly well, too, until this wretched war came. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Early to-morrow, as soon as it is light, I shall take what food I can carry and continue the search until I have found Jane. I will not return without her. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

John Galsworthy That good-bye had lasted until now. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Zona Gale She curved the chain of her eye-glasses over her ear, threw back her head until the tortoise-rims included her host, and spoke her mind. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

He began to write verse at a very early age, and continued to do so until almost his latest days. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Still tip-toeing she threaded her way among the big palm-tubs until she came nearly to the end of the long conservatory. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

George Gissing In which case —— Langley knew not how securely he had come to count upon Miss Forrest’s fidelity, until one day the news reached him that she was Miss Forrest no longer. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Walter Besant He walked to and fro for a space, swinging his arms, until he grew composed. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Olaf Stapledon Interstellar, as opposed to interplanetary, travel was quite impossible until the advent of sub-atomic power. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

If you wish to preserve her from all manner of worry and annoyance, you will take care to keep her in the dark until the affair is settled — supposing it ever should be settled. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

For Lys believed that there were things on earth that none might understand, things that must be nameless forever and ever, until God rolls up the scroll of life and all is ended. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

It is a difficulty which will not be overcome, until years of patient study have organised scientific teaching as well as, or I hope better than, classical teaching has been organised hitherto. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

George Meredith These were the last words she said, and seemed the lightest until my hot brain made a harvest of them transcending thrice-told vows of love. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Oh, but I’ll take your pistol from you, if you don’t mind, and lock it up until I return. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

H. G. Wells Nearer it came, growing rapidly larger and larger, until it had swept over the further edge of the ruins and into view of the dense multitudes below. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Charles Dickens You can fill any house with noises, if you will, until you have a noise for every nerve in your nervous system. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They went out through the Porta San Sebastiano and along the Appian Way until they came to the huge set of the forum, larger than the forum itself. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Robert Louis Stevenson For about a furlong we followed a good road alone, the hillside through the forest, until suddenly that road widened out and came abruptly to an end. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence Dawes had been driven to the extremity of life, until he was afraid. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Being stationed near Paris, he frequently obtained leave of absence and came to visit her; and he would remain shut up in her apartments until his time expired. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Maria Edgeworth I should be sorry to possess any such influence, until I am sure that it would be for our mutual happiness. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

John Lewis Burckhard We therefore rode three hours farther over a rocky ground until we arrived in a wide valley called Wady Houd (ﺩﻮﻫ ﻱﺩﺍﻭ), where we halted. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

It travelled down until their hands met. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells Rud remained silent and motionless until the door had closed on Chiffan. “He jeered at me,” he whispered. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

George Gissing On Sunday I shall be quite free, and will come over as often as possible; but I have caught a bad cold, and must be content to keep in the house until this dreadful weather changes. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

John Polidori A small stream issuing from the ruins descended in broken cascades, until it was lost in the woods near the mountain’s base. The Vampyre by John Polidori

Parson comes and twitters a bit when he’s in this way; and he’ll pray very heavy while he recollects hisself, until he goes off again. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The path up Pena Blanca hill gets steeper and steeper, until about fifty yards from the rock it is too precipitous and rugged to ride with safety, so that the rest of the ascent must be made on foot. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Constant colds harassed him; and, until he was inured to the Vendome regimen, pain was his daily portion. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

But he does not seem to have devoted himself seriously to physical science until 1766, when he had the great good fortune to meet Benjamin Franklin, whose friendship he ever afterwards enjoyed. Joseph Priestley by Thomas Henry Huxley

George Meredith They decided that there should be no whisper of the marriage until the couple were one. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Gissing And to give such love a chance of growing in him, Tarrant felt that he must lose sight of Nancy until her child was born. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Charles Dickens We put up at a comfortable little hotel on the brink of Lake Erie, lay there that night, and had no choice but to wait there next day, until a steamboat bound for Buffalo appeared. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

You don’t understand it yet, Johnny.” “And shall not, I suppose, until I am married myself. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

Having cut the sections on the microtome and floated them off into the bowl, I carried out the other processes in as close imitation of his methods as I could, until I had a dozen slides finished. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

But we do not hear of him again until the new year. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

A. E. W. Mason How weary they had been perhaps she never knew, until she raised her head and saw Durrance at the entrance in the hedge. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Jules Verne All three waited until the misty curtain should rise. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Andrew Lang Next she went to the loom and wove and wove until by the evening she had woven a beautiful silver cloth. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence There is no more food for us, until we land. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Benjamin Disraeli Slowly and fearfully she descended, long suspended in the air, until her feet at length touched a ledge of rock. The Carrier Pigeon by Benjamin Disraeli

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her tears came faster, until she could scarcely see the page. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Before, however, he had followed this sensation to an end, he made himself the spontaneous avowal that, until now, he had never really seen her. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle Nay, Nigel, whither do you go? Have you indeed taken leave of your wits?” The Squire had spurred his horse down the hillside and never halted until he was within a bowshot of the gate. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He was an able public speaker, and became a Democratic politician, until 1862, when he went over to the Republicans; but after that he was looked upon with a good deal of suspicion by both parties. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

We could only go slowly, mile after mile, rising sand-ridge after sand-ridge, until twelve o'clock, not having been able to trace him more than seven or eight miles since morning. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

G. K. Chesterton I nearly received a sentence from a judge in a black cap and blood-red robes, that I should be hanged by the neck until I was dead. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

It was then eight o’clock, and he was just in time to catch the local that ran every two hours until midnight. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope In spite of the speedy appearance of his townspeople, the Mayor persisted in his operations on the bell-rope until the perspiration ran down his face. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens I get through the day in this way until five o’clock, and then I dine: at a cost, on the average, of one and threepence. The Poor Relation’s Story by Charles Dickens [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle Old Bouvet laughed in his wheezy way, until I had to give my moustachios a twirl and look him up and down in a manner which brought him to reason. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Sir Walter Scott The first impulse arising from this discovery urged him to conceal his face with the collar of his cloak, until he should find a favourable moment of making himself known. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Wilkie Collins In the meantime, my dear, don’t go away from the palace on any account until I give you permission. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

H. G. Wells Indeed until the bills came in it was impossible to do that, because, following the splendid example of the Carmel girl, she hadn’t even inquired the price of quite a number of things. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Meredith We may liken it, as we have it now, to the bumping lumberer’s raft; suitable along torrent waters until we come to smoother. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle A fierce shout rang from the King’s ship, and was taken up all down the line, until the whole coast from Dungeness to Winchelsea echoed the warlike greeting. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jules Verne But until she comprehended the significance of words at present conveying no precise meaning to her, it was impossible to ascertain what she knew. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle I knew nothing of this affair until I was in the train, when I read what you have just heard. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

It was not until we had traversed a whole block in this way that he finally put his question. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf For Dubonnet, it seemed, was out, and Hugh would not buy anything until Mr. Dubonnet chose to be in; at which the youth flushed and bowed his correct little bow. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

I was determined to see whether it could be used, so we delayed killing another horse until our return, and in consequence we had to draw upon our small stock of flour. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Sir Walter Scott Tacitly he hoped the Baron would sanction his addresses to Rose, and give him a right to assist him in his exile; but he forbore to speak on this subject until his own fate should be decided. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

In the event of your contemplating an offer of eightpence, on no account make the tender, or show the money, until you are safely on the pavement. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

A. E. W. Mason Hanaud, on the other hand, listened imperturbably, without an expression upon his face, until the end. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

The fellow had all day to pack up that silver, because he was imprisoned here from before eleven until after six. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Anthony Trollope The same thing was done in Carrick, where the priest moreover begged his parishioners not to open their shops on that morning until the execution should be over. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Willa Cather Now she had been standing in her stall for weeks, patiently suffering, her body wretchedly thin, and her leg swollen until it looked like an elephant’s. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have rested until twelve o’clock. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

I had intended to go a year and a half back, and I have remained on and on until I do not wonder that you hesitate to believe me. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Jules Verne They were stripped naked to the bark, until such time as the bark itself was stripped from off them. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Olaf Stapledon The plague was not finally stamped out until a majority of the world population had been reduced to apathy. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Some are said to have been cured immediately on the very touch, others did not so easily get rid of their swellings, until they were touched a second time. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Charles Dickens For her, he would sit up and balance cake upon his nose, and not eat it until twenty had been counted. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

William Makepeace Thackeray It is kept with a neatness and comfort to which, until his entrance into the union-house, the Irish peasant must perforce have been a stranger. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Turk’s Head led easily until just beyond six furlongs and then he shut up like a concertina, leaving Chatsworthy and Old Joe to carry on. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

D. H. Lawrence But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

No, I vould vait t’ree months or six, or a whole year, and eef eet vas in my mind you vas going to die, I vould vait until you did and be quite safe. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Henry Handel Richardson Not until he felt suppleness and strength coming back to his fingers, did he allow his thoughts to wander. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald He’s got to be awfully careful, you see, so he’s probably waiting outside with one of his aides until it gets dark again. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

William Hope Hodgson And so the night passed onward, until my turn came to watch. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

The car that took him was in front of us until we had passed Newmarket and then I lost sight of it. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he waited about until the car returned, smoking a cigarette and trying once more to remember if he had ever heard anything from Sogrange of Andrea Korust or his brother. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]