Phrases with "until"

E. Phillips Oppenheim I walked up and down the docks for an hour, until I saw a chance. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Tobias Smolle As for the miserable Celinda, she became more and more addicted to the vices in which she had been initiated by his superlative perfidy and craft, until she was quite abandoned by decency and caution. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

I did not find out until afterward how to drive. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

He would lay our little craft rail under, and “hang on” in a squall, until I gave myself up for lost, and the men were rushing to their stations of their own accord. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

As it was, she saved my life, and, until she married, I never could be sufficiently grateful to her. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Willa Cather He had always felt himself singularly inept in personal relations, and in this case he had avoided the issue until it was no longer to be feared or hoped for. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Robert Louis Stevenson I do not think I ever appreciated the meaning of two words until I knew Irvine — the verb, loaf, and the noun, oaf; between them, they complete his portrait. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

It was not until the man had got out of sight and hearing that his identity was disclosed by a revealing light from memory. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

E. T. A. Hoffmann The Councillor continued to shout with increasing violence, until he fell into that drawling, singing way that you know. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Watkin Tench He lingered* until the 20th of January, and then expired. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman The inmost secrecy of his nature seemed evident until one almost lost sight of his lineaments. The Shadows on the Wall by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Leon Trotsky He was supplied with all the new books that deserved attention; he read them all, and the entire day, from morning until late at night, he was occupied with his literary work. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith Her mistress commenced chiding the absent garrulous creature, and did so until she pitied her, when she accused herself of cowardice, for she was incapable of calling out to the coachman to stop. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Jules Verne He placed a few pieces of wood among them, so as to keep in the fire until their return. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Leon Trotsky Muralov, who was afterward subjected to the same thing, was detained until late that night . My Life by Leon Trotsky

She was a memento mori, or rather memento senescere, to Dorothy. Her soul seemed to have withered until it was as forlorn as a dried-up cake of soap in a forgotten soap dish. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Nathaniel Hawthorne Meanwhile, until they should appear, I cast my eyes downward to the lower regions. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Virginia Woolf The warships drew past, casting a curious effect of discipline and sadness upon the waters, and it was not until they were again invisible that people spoke to each other naturally. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Anthony Trollope Nor did she bethink herself, that a leech will not give over sucking until it be gorged with blood. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne And I shall never feel as if this were a real, practical, as well as poetical system of human life, until somebody has sanctified it by death. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

The ground was heaped up with slain, until the maddened combatants were obliged to climb over the human mounds to get at one another. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

He would have been lonely without some such occupation — at any rate until the fourth year of the nineteenth century, which marks an important event in the history of our foundation. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Wilkie Collins The sittings were afterward continued during the hours while my mother was resting in her room, until the portrait was completed. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

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

That night and the next morning barricades were built all over the town, and there was no break in the fighting until the morning of 6 May. The fighting was, however, mainly defensive on both sides. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Charles Dickens He did not bend himself to sit, as other people do, but seemed to sink bolt upright, as if in water, until the chair stopped him. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Oh, she was a bad girl, she was, but I didn’t learn anything about it until afterwards! She’d been a servant to some poor old lady in Balham and let her die from neglect. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

John Galsworthy Towards the end of his life he moved to London, where, building on until he died, he was buried at Highgate. He left over thirty thousand pounds between his ten children. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Horace Walpole Dare to proceed in thy cursed purpose of a divorce, until her sentence be known, and here I lance her anathema at thy head. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

He will not get up, therefore, until late in the day. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

William Hope Hodgson Then we commenced to set the bows, bending the bottom one first, and then those above in turn, until all were set; and, after that, we laid the arrow very carefully in the groove. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

George Gissing It was only the beginning; day after day did Mrs. Cross grumble about this, that and the other thing, until Bertha saw that the anticipated moment was at hand. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

You hadn’t seen him until you met him at the inquest. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

I followed close at his heels, and together we passed unobserved through the great courtyard, keeping well in the shadow of the building until we reached the first gate. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

H. G. Wells He extended it straight towards me, slowly, slowly — just like that — until the cuff was six inches from my face. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Guy de Maupassan Every time they partook of a delicious supper, laughed and joked and loved each other like only young, good-looking people do love, and frequently they entertained one another until morning. A Good Match by Guy de Maupassan

E. Phillips Oppenheim In Berlin the aristocracy, especially, at any rate until about ten years ago, have had a hideous time. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Henry Adams No one knew how well McCulloch did it until his successor took it in charge, and tried to correct his methods. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells It was not until the afternoon of the second day after the irruption that Utopia realized what had happened, and set itself to deal with this relapse into barbaric solicitudes. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

At the same time we know that he did not return to the inn until a late hour, and that, when he did, he was in an excited state. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell It is true; but it did not become habitual, as far as I can learn, until after he was dismissed from his tutorship. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Abraham Merri This we reached just as night began, and here my guide halted, saying that we would encamp until dawn. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

E. Phillips Oppenheim Rosina alone faced her uncle at breakfast, and, beyond the customary morning greeting, no word was spoken between the two until the school bell began to ring harshly at nine o’clock. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

This done, they all began to sing and dance in the most furious manner, until some one arrived who was anxious to be admitted into their society. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

What we have always enjoyed, we do not think of until there is danger of losing it. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Maria Edgeworth You must not expect to see any thing of your friend Henry until you return to us. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Conan Doyle I searched here and searched there, until at last I chanced to find myself in front of a mirror, where I stood with my eyes staring and my jaw as far dropped as the chin-strap of my shako would allow. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson Then she fell asleep, and, until she opened her eyes again, and called to him in surprise, no sound was to be heard but the sudden, crisp rustling of some bird or insect. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Let us linger behind and sun ourselves upon a tussock or a flax bush, and let them travel on until we catch them up again. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Elizabeth Gaskell Molly was ready long before it made its first appearance, although it had been settled that she and the Miss Brownings were not to go until the last, or fourth, time of its coming. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

They’ve muddled along until they’ve GOT twelve million people in that condition, and now they have to carry on with the handicap. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

From pink it grew into a kaleidoscope of changing tints until the sun rose like a ball of gold above the sea-line--and day was born to us. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson I will stay in my own house, please God, until I die. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott In short, she would only agree to conceal the chain, lest it might prove the means of detecting the owner, until Sir Piercie should be placed in perfect safety. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Ford Madox Ford The quiet thing! But until he could remember the name he would consider nothing . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Wilkie Collins They yelled and groaned and hissed — and felt that their handsome young lecturer had insulted them! Amelius waited quietly until the disturbance had worn itself out. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

We chanced its not reaching her ears until after she had got home safe and had time to grieve over it all by herself. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Robert Louis Stevenson It was not until the door was barricaded that I could draw a full inspiration and relieve the weight that lay upon my bosom. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

This resemblance rapidly increased, until I could definitely distinguish the head and body of a man. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

H. G. Wells It had enlarged and glorified the family until it embraced the whole world. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

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]

Listen, and hold your tongue about what I’m telling you until such time as I give you leave to speak. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

They would clap and stamp until the dust rose from the floor in clouds and then, with one quick turning of my tongue, I would bring so deep a hush into the hall that it could be almost felt. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Theodore Dreiser She would get in one of the great shops and do well enough until — well, until something happened. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle When I have fondled my old hound until he has been encouraged to paw my knees, and I have then thrust him down again, it has made me think of the Emperor and his ways. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Tobias Smolle But as we have already trespassed on the reader’s patience, we shall give him a short respite, until the next chapter makes its appearance. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

H. G. Wells It was not until the second Russian revolution that this attitude came to an end. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Olaf Stapledon Yet in a closer, a more intimate view, how unique each one! Here, a little universe predominantly sunlit; until the common disaster of our times eclipsed the sun for all. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Advertised to sail today, you will be told she’ll not start until tomorrow; and when tomorrow comes the departure will be put off until the next day, perhaps to the next week. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

H. G. Wells And then he knew she was the only thing on earth worth having, and that he must seek her, however hopeless the search, until she was found once more. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Wilkie Collins Suspend your flirtation with the young lady (I beg pardon of all other young ladies for calling her so!) until my return. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

A. E. W. Mason We must show brave faces until daylight. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

And Harry had been in Dymchurch a week last Tuesday. Her job, therefore, was to follow the china-mender through the summer landscape until she caught up with him. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

R. D. Blackmore His instructions were to move slowly, until he was sure of something worth moving for. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle As the port circulated the runs became longer and more apocryphal, until we had the whips inquiring their way and failing to understand the dialect of the people who answered them. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

John Marchmont did not interrupt her; he was content to wait patiently until she should choose to speak. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Wilkie Collins So the slow minutes follow each other, until our watches tell us that forty minutes have elapsed since the guide and his pony vanished from our view. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

D. H. Lawrence Each of the Morel children — William, then Annie, then Paul — had fetched the money on Friday afternoons, until they went themselves to work. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. P. Lovecraft As the ages passed, first one, then another of the four great turrets were left to ruin, until at last but a single tower housed the sadly reduced descendants of the once mighty lords of the estate. The Alchemist by H. P. Lovecraft [1908]

This was the forest near Ingolstadt; and here I lay by the side of a brook resting from my fatigue, until I felt tormented by hunger and thirst. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Elizabeth Gaskell I asked you to tell me the full truth, in order that until he comes, and has a legal right to protect you, I may do so. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Richard looked for a bell and could find none, until a thought struck him, and taking a step or two back he peered by the light of a sheltered match at the centre of the carved hand. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

H. G. Wells The more I looked at it the clumsier it seemed, until at last I put the monster out of its misery. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Rafael Sabatini She bade him wait outside until she summoned him again. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Essex proposed that they should fortify the town and remain there until the Queen’s pleasure was known. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

H. G. Wells Under the red ensign the earth can support an increasing population, he seemed to argue, until standing room is exhausted. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Charles Dickens I walked by the side of the down Line of rails (with a very disagreeable sensation of a train coming behind me) until I found the path. The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens

Only a month or two ago she had said to Charlie Watson that her Herries life was finished for ever; she would not leave Watendlath until Adam was grown. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Wilkie Collins My nephew Julian, and Horace Holmcroft, and the lady whom I found in the dining-room, will, by my desire, remain in the house until I am able to meet them, and to meet you, again. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Charles Dickens No Englishman knows what gaslight is, until he sees the Rue de Rivoli and the Palais Royal after dark. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

H. G. Wells I knew that if I continued to meet Mary I should continue to desire her until I possessed her altogether. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

William Hope Hodgson From where I sat, I could see it over the trees; but it was not until it rose clear of them, that I could make out any of the details in the gardens below. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins Who among us knows the capacity for wickedness that lies dormant in our natures, until the fatal event comes and calls it forth? “No! I am letting you see too much of my tortured soul. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The lion might stalk them until hungry again; but the chances were that if not angered he would soon tire of the sport, and slink away to his jungle lair. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

M. R. James He himself, though still shaken and nervous, was almost himself by that time, and his story found credence with them, though not until they had seen the drawing and talked with the sacristan. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Arnold Bennett From six in the morning until ten at night these mysterious light-headed young women were the slaves of a bell. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Guy de Maupassan She feared to arouse his ugly, quarrelsome temper, and although she was very unhappy at the thought that she should not see Paul until the next day, she consented to stay. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Washington Irving It was not until the gray dawn began to peer above the mountains that he returned from his mousing expedition, and related to the prince what he had seen. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Gustave Flauber This lasted for a long, indefinite time until the evening. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Virginia Woolf They were accordingly left alone until they felt the silence as if, playing in a vast church, the door had been shut on them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Willa Cather The scarlet sage bloomed late in the front yards, the cottonwood leaves were bright gold long before they fell, and it was not until November that the green on the tamarisks began to cloud and fade. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

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]

Radclyffe Hall Long after they had all finished tea he lingered, until Angela said: ‘Oh, Ralph, that lawn mower. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells They hate foreigners until their minds get spoilt. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Virginia Woolf Her vision seemed to lay out the lines of her life until death in a way which satisfied her sense of harmony. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Nellie Bly One never knows the capacity of an ordinary hand-satchel until dire necessity compels the exercise of all one’s ingenuity to reduce every thing to the smallest possible compass. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsoonsmustfurnishme, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

And the moon, we have ordered for it stations, until it comes again to be like an old dry palm branch. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Wilkie Collins He softly put his foot between the door and the post — and waited until she had opened and read Blanche’s letter. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The office would not shut until five, of course. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Thomas Wolfe The silence drew itself out until it became painful, and at length George squirmed wretchedly in his chair and asked: “And then — then what?” The waiter was plainly taken aback. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Mr. Tietkens went to search down Desolation Creek. I directed Gibson to go on with the horses to the foot of a hill which I pointed out to him, and to remain there until I overtook him. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Frances Hodgson Burnett No one will have any until the readjustment comes. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

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

John Galsworthy Subconsciousness, that, until the word ‘now’ had been reached, Fleur would not know her own mind, alone had kept him dancing. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassan No one seemed to know what to do until the elder of the two nuns, raising the patient’s head, placed Boule de Suif’s drinking cup to her lips, and made her swallow a few drops of wine. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne Perhaps the “Albatross” would be able to remain in the neighborhood until she was again fit to work to windward. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle Never draw trigger until the sons of Belial are within three pikes’ length of ye. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

I will remain with you until you have no further need of me,” replied Leona, who felt she had entered on a mission she must fulfil until the end, whatever that end might be. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

The long pauses between the strokes held me in a state of strained expectancy until I wanted to howl. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

He will put seals on my uncle’s effects, I believe, and nothing will be known about the will until the day of the funeral. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

We don’t remember it until we say hullo to the mechanic in charge next morning. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Edgar Allan Poe By long suffering my nerves had been unstrung, until I trembled at the sound of my own voice, and had become in every respect a fitting subject for the species of torture which awaited me. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Lang The woman waited until all had been heard and the hall was empty, and then went up and knelt before the throne. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Her limbs were spared from the torture, her body was released from the stake, until the twenty-ninth of July, seventeen hundred and eighty-two. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Andrew Lang Prince Curlicue was delighted; he opened one after another, until at last he came to one tiny drawer which contained only an emerald key. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

All the men counted them several times over, until we could not tell which was which, and they never came out twice alike. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Hugo was extremely sober in his praises until they came to the famous walnut-tree. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

To-morrow it would assert itself; unconsciously she put off paying attention to it until then. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle I had not realized how far this was the case, or the extent of the confidence which existed between them, until that very evening when his true character for the first time was made clear to me. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Leon Trotsky Everything went well until the regularly recurring attacks of malaria. My Life by Leon Trotsky

F. Scott Fitzgerald Basil stood for a minute looking after him until he turned the corner into the alley, fully aware that it was the worst thing he had ever done in his life. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Charles Dickens I left at sunset (as I had been warned to do), and I walked on, that night and half next day, until I met (as I was warned I should) this comrade. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He is no whole man until he knows how to earn a blameless livelihood. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

He postponed the pleasure of reading it until he had carefully extracted the two ten-shilling pieces, divested them of their bits of tissue-paper, and put them in his waistcoat pocket. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Abraham Merri He strode over to the weeping girl, and in his voice was a roughness that angered me until I realized his purpose. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

George Gissing Stay for a few days, until I am settled at Bordeaux.’ ‘Stay with my — my husband?’ She used the word purposely, significantly, to see how it would affect him. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Willa Cather He could sit here quietly until noon, and hear the bell strike again. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Cattledon let out one thing, but not until after we were at home again, for the fact seemed not to have made the least impression on her memory at the time; but it came back afterwards. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

So was everything in complete darkness until the Saturday morning, and then suddenly light came. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

It was not until January 28th that Sir Charles Wilson, arriving under a heavy fire within sight of Khartoum, saw that the Egyptian flag was not flying from the roof of the palace. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Mrs. Gaskell But until Lady Glenmire came to call next day we heard of nothing unusual. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

He prayed fervently and long; and now, unexpectedly, she seemed to take a pleasure in his ministrations; on and on he prayed, until his old knees were in an agony, and he made a move as if to rise. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Heinrich and Barbara were depressed in spirit; they sat up until nearly morning in silence, waiting for the Genie to vanish for the night; but he did not perceptibly vanish any. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Thus, gentlemen, I have traced the connection between philosophy and our art, until insensibly I find that I have wandered into our own era. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

Benjamin Disraeli She had hopes, until then, that something would happen and prevent all this misery. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

George Meredith No wonder the whole town was very soon agog about the couple, until at the end of a year people began to talk of them separately, she going her way, and he his. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Lord Reay readily accepted the challenge, and both were confined in the Tower until they found security that they would appear on a certain day appointed by the court to determine the question. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins He must be carefully prepared for all that we have to tell him; and must be kept quite in the dark until those preparations are made. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

H. G. Wells It seemed so little — until it was too late. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

H. G. Wells Then he jumped up and went along the cliff face until the ledge was visible. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. G. Wells He’ll chase it, and he’ll keep banging away at it until we are blown into the air. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

You’re either going to prison in the cells right away, or you’re going to consent to hide quietly where I’ll send you — until I think it safe to let you out again. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Ford Madox Ford With her spine very rigid and the expression of a snake that fixes a bird, Sylvia gazed straight in front of her and said nothing until she exclaimed: ‘For God’s sake leave off trembling . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

He would wait until the street was clear, and then in ten seconds would be in the bank garden and out of view of anyone passing by, be ringing the bell. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

H. G. Wells Although, as I have said, relatively precocious I was not fit to have a decisive voice in my own destiny until I was sixteen. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

His own exaltation, however, had not been exactly forbidden to thriveuntil now. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Gissing He went home and passed a cheerless time until the next morning. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Willa Cather It blew up in clouds from the bleak, lifeless country through which they passed, until they were one colour with the sage-brush and sand-hills. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Pray leave me alone with Blanche until she is quieter. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

William Hope Hodgson It rose steadily, until about twenty degrees above the horizon. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Edgar Allan Poe It was not until the expiration of a week that it was deemed necessary to offer a reward; and even then this reward was limited to a thousand francs. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Leaving the village behind us we passed on until we came to the gates of the park in which the villa was situated. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Olaf Stapledon I can only repeat that, though future events have indeed no temporal being until their predecessors have ceased to exist with temporal being, all events have also eternal being. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Also until I was nearly thirteen I couldn’t bowl overarm. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Baldwin Spencer The younger woman found the tracks first, showed them to her mother and then, together, they followed them up until they came to the hole. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arthur Conan Doyle On the ninth day after leaving the canoes, having done, as I reckon, about a hundred and twenty miles, we began to emerge from the trees, which had grown smaller until they were mere shrubs. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

W. W. Jacobs Fatigued with their exertions, neither of them moved until nine o’clock, and then, with a farewell glance in the direction in which Dick might be expected to come, went below and turned in. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

He rode on until late at night, and, as he was beginning to have a little common sense, went to seek shelter in a peasant’s house a long way from the road. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Nellie Bly Some of the passengers were drinking, some were playing cards, and all were smoking until the air was stifling. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

E. F. Benson It was as well to be quite certain that she was going to the Poppits, and Miss Mapp forgave and forgot about the worsted until she had found out. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

George Gissing Samuel seemed indisposed for conversation; he sipped at a cup of tea with an abstracted and somewhat weary air, until Miss. Morgan addressed him. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Ford Madox Ford And, until that afternoon, he had imagined that his wife, too, would rather be dead than have her affairs canvassed by the other ranks . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

He accused me of the most outrageous things, until I could bear it no longer, and rose to leave him. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Nathaniel Hawthorne A natural impulse leads them to steal gradually onward, hiding themselves, as it were, behind a closer, and still a closer topic, until they stand face to face with the true point of interest. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

H. G. Wells Some of the passengers were of opinion that this firing came from Shoeburyness, until it was noticed that it was growing louder. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

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

Theodore Dreiser You never will until it is too late. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

R. D. Blackmore I was not content with your information until you confirmed it by letters you produced from men well known to you, as you said, and even from the inland trader who had contracted for the venture. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The tall man started a song in which they all joined — “Oh, we’ll hang the kaiser On a sour apple-tree —” Braddock Washington sat in inscrutable silence until the song was over. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The memory of man knows not the first settlement of this amicable community, which remained until during temporary absence the blacks were suborned to climb the tree to secure the eggs of the eagle. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Theodore Dreiser With his money she purchased the little necessaries of toilet, until at last she looked quite another maiden. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang On and on she walked until her last pair of shoes fell in pieces. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ralph Waldo Emerson On any point of resistance he concentrated squadron on squadron in overwhelming numbers until it was swept out of existence. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

First, he came up to your car and stood waiting about until a woman with a child had passed. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

She saw that it was false, that she had been frightened where no fear was, that her deliverance lay in remembrance itself, not in the handcuffs with which until now she had bound her deliverer. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Mary Webb She waited, frozen with suspense, until he was quiet again. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle The wind, which had become more fitful and feebler, now fell suddenly away, until the sails hung limp and straight above them. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He followed it up a little and then, when he could see the beech-crown of the hill against the sky, he struck off it until he reached the thicket on the upper side of the old quarry. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Put it into the saucepan with the onion, add salt and pepper, and fry until the rice is dry. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Henry Handel Richardson He stood and watched, until he could no longer see the swaying head. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Hardy So it went on until a month ago. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

H. G. Wells And when the fire was out the giant rats came back, took the dead horse, dragged it across the churchyard into the brickfield and ate at it until it was dawn, none even then daring to disturb them. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Olaf Stapledon Each time, disgust supervened at an earlier stage than before, until at last she shrank from the slightest contact with any man. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Walter Besant Lady Nithsdale did not, however, resort to this stratagem until she had first tried every method. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

H. Rider Haggard But still he had the advantage, and it was not until any other dog of Aleck’s size would have retreated half killed that the bull-dog’s superior courage and stamina began to tell. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

E. F. Benson She had intended to stay on, until Susanna and Elizabeth left, and find out from Diva what had been said about her before she came in. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

I ran through the village, in which all was silent as the grave, until my progress was arrested by the hoarse voice of a sentinel, who cried: ‘Who goes there?’ I felt that I was now safe. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She went in and out of the copses, gathering bluebells or wild cherry blossom, or hunting for birds’ nests, and never saw any one, until one May morning of her second year on the round. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

He could make no new move until he heard from Mallow, and the young man did not appear inclined to give any assistance. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume