Phrases with "upon"

Anna Katherine Green Women of her kind think in this way of such matters, and act upon them too as is shown by the fact that, on following him here, she passed herself off as a woman separated from her husband. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

F. Scott Fitzgerald Wilson’s eyes fell upon Tom; he started up on his tiptoes and then would have collapsed to his knees had not Tom held him upright. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I heard him crave that ye should give fair greetings to his noble guests and grant him the boon, that ye ride to meet him out in front of Worms upon the strand. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Louisa May Alcott Laurie took Amy to drive, which was a deed of charity, for the sour cream seemed to have had a bad effect upon her temper. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

I mentioned, in a former adventure, that I had hit upon an entirely new plan of making the skins of quadrupeds retain their exact form and feature. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

If any one, upon serious and candid reflection, thinks he has a different notion of himself, I must confess I can reason with him no longer. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Again there was a quick peal upon the street-door. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Arthur Conan Doyle I refilled my pipe, settled myself down in my chair, put my weary feet upon the fender, and prepared to listen. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

For I had decided upon the brazen course. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Gissing He is to succeed Mr. Bell of St Margaret’s, at Christmas; he was down here only for a day or two, and called upon my husband with a message from an old friend of ours. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

I have seen an acre of cemetery infected by a single innovation in spelling cut upon a tombstone. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

George Meredith It was nigh upon reality, for it suggested the employment of a handkerchief, and he went to a place and drew forth one that had the stain of his blood on it, and the name of Rose at one end. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

James Anthony Froude I will press upon them the necessity of a reformation according to thy law. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

H. G. Wells In this he gave a brief but appreciative sketch of his life, and enlarged upon his discipline and educational methods. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Twenty yards further a carter’s horse lay dying with its head upon the pavement. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

D. H. Lawrence But morning comes cold and delicate, upon the wild sunflowers and the puffing, yellow-flowered greasewood. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James It had been sufficiently enjoined upon me that she was too sacred for that sort of reciprocity — too venerable to touch. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Mark Twain Becky responded to his call, and they made a smoke-mark for future guidance, and started upon their quest. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

The beauty of the night seemed to exercise a soothing influence upon the three of us. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

Arthur Conan Doyle We came to this part of the country in the hope that the bracing air and the quiet would have a good effect upon him. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

A. E. W. Mason His rooms, large and square and lofty, with Adams mantelpieces and a delicate tracery upon their ceilings, breathed the grace of the eighteenth century. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Abraham Merri Through the swirls I caught glimpses of green, level plains upon the white river’s further side, and of green scarps. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Charles Dickens I was born upon this battle-field. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

But Mr. Burns cut his derisive screeching dead short and turned upon them fiercely, yelling: “Aha! Dog-gone ye! You’ve found your tongues — have ye? I thought you were dumb. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Jules Verne One important question remained to be solved, and the answer would have a great effect upon the future of the castaways. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

E. T. A. Hoffmann You may rely upon me, if all — No, I can’t say any more. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Henry James Pressed upon her, goodness knew, the crisis had been, but it now seemed to put forth big, encircling arms — arms that squeezed till they hurt and she must cry out. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

He had explored all the suburbs of Paris before deciding upon a hillside with a steep slope, as ill adapted to building as to cultivation. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle I sat by the open window, my chin resting upon my hand and my mind absorbed in the misery of our situation. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She more than ever insisted upon a rigorous observance of the convenances. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

M. P. Shiel On we pressed, crawling our little way across the Vast, upon whose hoar silence, from Eternity until then, Bootes only, and that Great Bear, had watched. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

She sat down to write, and pressed her fingers upon her throbbing eyes in the effort to summon a particular reason. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Thomas Paine I have made the calculations stated in this plan, upon what is called personal, as well as upon landed property. Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine

E. Phillips Oppenheim There were lines upon his face, and a strange restlessness in his deep-set eyes. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

She was finding one discomfort after another press in upon her. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch His lamp flickered on bare walls upon which the spiders scurried. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

And when he was appointed to the curacy of St. Matthew’s in London, upon a whole one hundred pounds a-year, these two people thought Dame Fortune was opening her favours upon them. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

Horace Walpole Thou didst first incense me against him — his blood be upon thy head!” “It will! it will!” said the good main, in an agony of sorrow. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

But soon other thoughts, other and sterner memories were thrust upon her. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

H. G. Wells This looked out upon the street, two lace curtains brown with dirt guarding the window. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

If this narrative—which, upon my soul, is every word true—teaches them humility by showing that genuine commercial sagacity is not bounded by geographical lines it will have served its purpose. A Sole Survivor by Ambrose Bierce

They had been nervous about the effects upon their own animals, or even upon their human employees. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

I found some rain water, in clay pans, upon it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

M. P. Shiel What follows? That we shouldn’t stake all upon one throw. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Olaf Stapledon But the girl rose before him, reproaching him; and she said, “His blood is upon thee, and the blood of my father is upon thee. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

I saw the German twist and side-slip as if to baffle the fate descending upon him. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edith Wharton All day his heart had beat with high ambitions; but now a weight sank upon his spirit. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Jacques Futrelle She sat at the little mahogany desk and a note with the ink yet wet upon it lay face up before her. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Benjamin Disraeli Home! O sacred word! and then comes night! Horrible night! Horrible day! It seems to me I am upon the eve of some monstrous folly, too ridiculous to be a crime, and yet as fatal. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

William Makepeace Thackeray And we found, upon comparing letters, that whole passages of eloquence figured in the one correspondence which appeared in the other. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

H. G. Wells Then the gentleman who was not Bill got his knee below Mr Watkins’ diaphragm, and tried to curl him up upon it. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Virginia Woolf Friday or Saturday. A shell forms upon the soft soul, nacreous, shiny, upon which sensations tap their beaks in vain. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

In the territory upon which he ranged, from sea coast to the Cordillera, there was a bay where the ships of that time, after rounding Cape Horn, used to resort for wood and water. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Robert Louis Stevenson Mankind, after centuries of failure, are still upon the eve of a thoroughly constitutional millennium. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle It was close upon nine when he set out. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

What a divine day! How happy and serene all nature appears!” Thus Elizabeth endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy subjects. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Rudyard Kipling We put marigold flowers for the Gods upon the neck of the bullock, and upon the great grinding-beam that rose through the roof; but we gained nothing thereby, and Surjun Dass was a hard man. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

But the conversation had come upon me quite unexpectedly and taken on the personal nature it had, so suddenly, that I had not really had a proper chance of getting away. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Charles Dickens I little thought ever to employ mine upon so sorrowful a task as that which he has left me, and to which I now devote it. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Anthony Trollope Now Frank was the eldest son, and the property of Castle Morony and Ballintubber was entailed upon him. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A shrewd man to-day doesn’t rely wholly upon what he makes in business. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The driver, jumping out, stepped up to Ali and clapped him familiarly upon the shoulder. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Algernon Blackwood It was a sound of weeping; Défago upon his bed of branches was sobbing in the darkness as though his heart would break, the blankets evidently stuffed against his mouth to stifle it. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Edgar Allan Poe So, at least I thought: but I had not counted upon the extent of the dungeon, or upon my own weakness. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry James Little by little she turned more into profile, leaning only one arm upon the parapet, while the other hand, holding her folded parasol, hung down at her side. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Jane Austen Depend upon it, there is some mistake, and that a day or two will clear it up; at any rate, that Henry is blameless, and in spite of a moment’s etourderie, thinks of nobody but you. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As he spun round, however, his eyes fell suddenly upon the pale and silent stranger who stood by the door. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Florence Dixie The situation was so novel to her, that for a time it took off her mind the heavy, dragging trouble that weighed upon her. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Then he leant back upon the heather, gnawing his lips to help him to endure the agony of the wound. The Keeper of Cademuir by John Buchan [1894]

Algernon Blackwood For as she talked the spirit of old Egypt moved up, staring down upon him out of eyes lidded so curiously level. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Washington Irving Her mother, too, upon this occasion, felt a pleasing distress, and wept, and loved her daughter as before. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Goldwin Smith Depend upon it, my dear, the hour has come when power founded on patronage and corrupt majorities must govern this land no longer. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Edith Wharton His own view of the situation forced itself upon her after a few moments’ conversation. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Florence Dixie She only knew now that she loved him, loved him so dearly, that to help him, to soothe him in this hour of dark trouble that had undoubtedly come upon him, she would willingly have given her life. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Jack London He absurdly insisted upon my addressing him as Mr. Mugridge, and his behaviour and carriage were insufferable as he showed me my duties. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

George Meredith Neptune is appealed to and replies by mouth of the latest passenger across the Channel on a windy night:—Take heart, son John! They will have poor stomachs for blows who intrude upon you. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Edgar Allan Poe I staggered back toward the table—my hand fell upon a cracked and blackened goblet—and a consciousness of the entire and terrible truth flashed suddenly over my soul. The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe [1834]

When, attracted by the creature’s hideous cries, which were heard from without, they forced their way into the room, they found me lying unconscious, and, as they thought, dead, upon the floor. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Robert Louis Stevenson When he forgot her, she took the blame upon herself. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. T. A. Hoffmann Traugott had released his hold upon Elias and now sank down exhausted in a chair. Arthur’s Hall by E. T. A. Hoffmann

I turned over the pieces of music, and almost at once came upon “Love’s Old Sweet Song.” Could anything be more appropriate I thought, as I placed it before Mary on the piano. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

So spredde wide her bounté and her fame, That men and wommen, as wel yong as olde, Go to Saluces upon hir to byholde. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Walter Besant This is a blessed day — a truly blessed day! I will wait upon you myself. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Kate Chopin The white light of the moon had fallen upon the world like the mystery and the softness of sleep. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

There is more love there than upon the earth; there is more dancing there than upon the earth; and there is more treasure there than upon the earth. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Anthony Trollope Katie stood in the shade with her eyes fixed upon her cousin, but as yet she said nothing. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe I ventured, perhaps, upon four. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

He advanced a few steps, and as the light from the candle fell upon a corner of the room, he perceived an inert something lying there on the floor. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

He was well known in Melbourne society, and looked upon himself quite as a leader of fashion. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Rudyard Kipling You may depend upon its coming every month henceforward. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The glamour of the gold bags had crept over Robert also, and froze the remonstrance upon his lips. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Benjamin Disraeli I must insist upon Miss Ferrars dining at table. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

For, upon his brother-in-law’s death, Mr. Jacobson had taken upon himself the expenses of Sam, the eldest son. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

H. G. Wells The effect of these people upon Mr. Barnstaple mingled stupefaction with familiarity in the strangest way. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Benjamin Disraeli As their attendance was self-invited, they would not intrude upon his home. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

And when, upon this, I said I thought I had heard her shut her window down, and supposed she had been listening, she denied it, and accused me of being fanciful. Rose Lodge by Ellen Wood [1876]

George Gissing Noticing again a well-dressed prowler of the pavement, whose approaches this time were welcomed, a feeling of nausea came upon him. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Machen It seemed almost hopeless, but Dyson regarded himself as the Wellington of mysteries, and went to bed feeling assured that sooner or later he would hit upon the right track. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

Abraham Merri And now I saw that hatred reflected upon the face of Evalie — and the loathing deepen in her eyes. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

C. was a favourite at Court, and had various lucrative offices conferred upon him. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Matthew Arnold Having satisfied him upon these points, he turned to Dr. Petrie and said:—“Petrie, these huge tomes could not have been written by fools or for any foolish purpose. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Then would he rouse himself, and press upon his mind the chilling consciousness that it was and could be but a dream. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

She sat for a long while upon the side of her bed, listening to the noises of the house. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Thomas Hardy She’ll ultimately throw herself away upon some wretch unworthy of her, no doubt. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Wilkie Collins In the mean while, don’t run away with the idea that she has made a disagreeable impression upon me. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Upon hearing Gwinny’s report she had insisted upon coming home—and Nave supported her views. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

H. G. Wells They were an odd lot of men, invincibly set upon a vitiated and vitiating dietary. Little Mother up the Morderberg by H. G. Wells [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then Lord John released his brakes, slid his lever rapidly from first to third, and we sped off upon the strangest drive that ever human beings have taken since man first came upon the earth. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

John kept his in an old sock, which he solemnly produced, and the time was happily passed in licking the most important coins, to give them a momentary brightness, and in comparing notes upon them. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Tommy brought the chair over to the bed and swept the clothes off it to sit down; she liked the economy of the weightless dress and espadrilles that mingled with his ducks upon the floor. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

His mind remained so extraordinarily clear that he even embarked upon a study of certain mystic practices that the Indians call yoga, and which are based upon various special methods of breathing. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

The basis of all ecclesiastical power rests upon fear. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Robert Louis Stevenson He was an admired lawyer, a highly unpopular judge; and he looked down upon those who were his inferiors in either distinction, who were lawyers of less grasp or judges not so much detested. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Mr. Bensington proposed originally to try this stuff, so soon as he was really able to prepare it, upon tadpoles. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Yet I have it upon the best authority that for a brief space Mr. In and Mr. Out lived, breathed, answered to their names and radiated vivid personalities of their own. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He halted a little, as if to speak to Lapham; but Lapham turned his back abruptly upon him, and took the other direction. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have had one or two stories accepted for detective magazines and I am at work now upon a much more ambitious effort. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

William Makepeace Thackeray From this terrace, whence we looked in the morning, a great part of the city spread before us:— white domes upon domes, and terraces of the same character as our own. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Francis Bacon Caverns, again, and subterraneous pits are of great use in keeping off the heat of the sun and that open air which preys upon bodies, and such are used in the north of Germany as granaries. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

G. K. Chesterton They supposed that this particular problem on which they were engaged was the one problem upon which all mankind had always been engaged. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

In the long run the persistence of the visual fact forced upon the mind a half-unconscious sense of its inner significance. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Rudyard Kipling Where a native would have lain down, Kim’s white blood set him upon his feet. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Sinclair Lewis Old Andrew Jackson cried out upon them. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

George Meredith She had a sad look, upon traces of a past fairness, vaguely like a snow landscape in the thaw. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Oscar Wilde He looked round, and saw the knife that had stabbed Basil Hallward. He had cleaned it many times, till there was no stain left upon it. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Leaving the major at the hairdresser’s, upon reaching Lefford, Dr. Knox and I went home. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

A box of cigarettes about half-full and some magazines lay upon the table, and a leather purse upon the chair. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Henry James Their odious partner had trampled upon them from the beginning of time, and their tenderness, their abnegation, had been his opportunity. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Andrew Lang When his hands were freed, the giant flung himself upon Petru, hoping to crush him by his weight. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle At breakfast-time he looked worn and haggard, with a little fleck of feverish colour upon either cheek. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle Never was a house so deluged with special tips and every vile print which could by any possibility have a word bearing upon the training of the horses or their antecedents. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Do you know, I think you have hit upon the right idea. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

My suspicions fell upon Chvabrine; he alone could profit by this betrayal, which might end in my banishment from the fort and my separation from the Commandant’s family. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Arthur Machen He remembered how his tears had fallen upon her breast, and how tenderly she had soothed him, whispering those wonderful unknown words that sang to his heart. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

What is that?” She jumped from her chair, and swooped upon the Spanish–Roman water-colour Annie had stood against some books on the table, pending its final disposition. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Rafael Sabatini Be off!’ And Clairvaux advanced threateningly upon his cousin. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

The little straight bed had been jumped upon by brute feet. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

That this was not fancy upon my part is borne out by the fact that Kelleran afterwards confessed to me that he experienced exactly the same sensations. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

George Meredith He explained his case: ‘Just look at my frill! Now, upon my honour, you know, I’m good-tempered; I pass their bucolic habits, but this is beyond bearing. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Steele Rudd Dad lay upon his back, watching the stars; Dave upon his stomach, his head resting on his arms. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

D. H. Lawrence If she were about, he always watched her strong throat or her neck, upon which the blonde hair grew low and fluffy. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The following day two Dulbahantas paid us a visit, and demanded to know by whose authority we had come upon their grounds; we were trespassers, and must pay our footing. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

George Meredith But now see: all these parsons and judges and mobcaps insist upon conformity. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Jules Verne Trumps and honours were showered upon his hands. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Meanwhile, don’t wear all your animosity upon your sleeve; the fellow has friends who still believe in him; and there is no need for you to be more openly his enemy than you were before. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

God also plays upon this string first, when he sets the soul in tune for himself. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Of the accuracy of his taste, and the unusual scope of his endeavour, you will be able to form some opinion when I assure you he modelled himself upon me. The Two Householders by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Edith Wharton They drove in silence, following the long loops of the descent upon Hamblin, and Mr. Royall did not speak again till they reached the outskirts of the village. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

I rushed back hastily into the hall for a lamp; I returned; I looked in upon this marvel of manly beauty, and the first glance informed me that he and all his splendid endowments had departed forever. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Rely upon your own energies, and do not wait for, or depend on other people. Memories and Studies by William James

Arthur Morrison Dicky knew the small man for a good toy-getter —(which = watch stealer)— and judged he had had a good click, the proceeds whereof Billy Leary was battening upon in beershops. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Frances Hodgson Burnett But today though she asked no question her eyes waited upon him as it were. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

It was a fanciful recreation of the conditions of verse-making when Herrick wrote, very pleasurably ironical in its bearing upon more modern poetry-making. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

If it wasn’t for the fear he had of being pitched upon by the police any day, and the long sentence he was sure to get, he’d stay where he was. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

H. G. Wells One strand concerned this review he was going to write about Cottenham C. Bower. He had got an outrageously pedantic phrase in his head upon which he wanted to base his critique. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anthony Trollope The world, it is true, had pressed upon her sorely with all its weight of accumulated clerical wealth, but it had not utterly crushed her — not her, but only her child. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Presently two of the beaters cut down a tall bamboo and slung the leopard upon it by his paws, with his long tail trailing down, and then they marched back to the village in triumph. Burmese Days by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim For the first time he was really studying the gruesome sight upon the carpet. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Charles Dickens Until I came into this room just now, the possibility of such mean wickedness as you have imputed to me never dawned upon my thoughts. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

For a moment he would remain standing, then fall upon his knees, and at times lie flat upon his stomach with his face so near the ground that his breath must have melted the snow. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope And did he deserve to be acquitted? Yes, upon the whole he did;—to be acquitted of that special sin. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford Who wasn’t? But he would hardly have enjoined upon a son to go and spy upon his father and his father’s . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Leon Trotsky In all probability the people in whose home it had been left considered it prudent to throw it in the fire upon the arrest of its ill-fated authors. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Algernon Blackwood It was in the empty billiard-room when the climax came, a calm evening of late July, the dusk upon the lawn, and most of the house-party already gone upstairs to dress for dinner. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

What if my great-granddad had a pair that were twenty foot high, And mine were but fifteen foot, no modern Stalks upon higher, Some rogue of the world stole them to patch up a fence or a fire. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Francis Bacon And it hath much greater life for practice when the discourse attendeth upon the example, than when the example attendeth upon the discourse. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

As for the Provisional Government, not only does it not depend upon the Soviets, but it considers it regrettable that they exist at all. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

G. K. Chesterton For his followers are pre-eminently intellectuals, and there never lived upon the earth a great man who was so fundamentally different from his followers. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Rudyard Kipling The River of the Lost Footsteps and the Golden Mystery upon its Banks. Shows how a Man may go to the Shway Dagon Pagoda and see it not and to the Pegu Club and hear too much. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Close upon that, it was known that Ketira was laid up with rheumatism. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Francis Bacon The second is concerning the exposition and explication of authors, which resteth in annotations and commentaries: wherein it is over usual to blanch the obscure places and discourse upon the plain. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Anthony Trollope Then came forth the Lady Glencora, and with true charity conducted the lady-president to her chair, just in time to avoid the crush, which ensued upon the opening of the doors. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Mrs. Tarnley looked with a dark shrewdness upon this meaning mask, trying to discover the exact force of its significance. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope Such women had looked down upon her as from a great height, but she in return had been able to ridicule them. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

It is a case of exception, however, when even amongst such adventures the agent reacts upon his own difficulties and necessities by a temper of extraordinary courage, and a mind of premature decision. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

A dreadful restlessness had come upon me. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And, upon my word, I believe the fellow has his profession thoroughly in hand. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Maria Edgeworth When he came to the cottage, he found Caesar standing with his arms folded, and his eyes fixed upon the ground. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

Bronislaw Malinowski He fairly wept upon his child’s neck. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

He would fall upon some great big man, some huge farmer returning drunk from a fair. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

I am told the king of Denmark has so far improved upon this fashion, that his dwarf is his chief minister. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Jacques Futrelle I was engaged all day upon some important work in my own office, and had had no occasion to see Monsieur Boisségur since a word or so when he came in at ten o’clock. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

But it was Raffles who stood nearest the street-door, his back to it, his eyes upon us two. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Lady Morgan I had but just sunk upon the bed, overcome by fatigue and the vehemence of my emotions, when the old nurse entered the room. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Oscar Wilde Every evening the young Fisherman went out upon the sea, and threw his nets into the water. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Robert Louis Stevenson On such days, upon the sudden view of it, her hand would tighten on the child’s fingers, her voice rise like a song. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope I think, upon the whole, that publishers themselves have been the best editors of magazines, when they have been able to give time and intelligence to the work. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang Hundreds of tapers burnt upon golden candlesticks, and shed a light like the brightest day. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling I fancied that Necessity might repent of her gift and for mere jest wipe me off the face of the earth ere I had seen anything of what lay upon it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing The first lady who called upon her no doubt suppressed a hesitation for the sake of getting a glimpse of the domestic interior; one or two others justified themselves by the precedent. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

I think I myself could kill a man who had turned into a beast preying upon mankind. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Edgar Allan Poe But now there came from out the niche a low laugh that erected the hairs upon my head. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

George Eliot He pressed his knuckles against the round throat, and knelt upon the chest with all the force of his aged frame. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Robert Louis Stevenson But you may conceive the difficulty of a history extending to the present week, at least, and where almost all the actors upon all sides are of my personal acquaintance. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne In the ensuing April, the convention reassembled, in order to receive the unfavorable verdict of the people upon its proposed amendments. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

On this system the word was—Non magna loquimur, as upon railways, but magna vivimus. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Thomas Love Peacock Phew! I have a noble thirst upon me, which I will quench with floods of tea. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Paine It is of use to look back upon these things; to call to mind the times of trouble and the scenes of complicated anguish that are past and gone. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Arnold Bennett He must have immediately feared death, or he would not have imposed upon Edwin such an errand. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

The ripples seemed painted in dabs of metallic gold upon a surface of polished blue-grey steel. White Magic by Ella D'Arcy [1894]