Phrases with "using"

Andrew Lang Sir John Evans supposes that, in the seventh century, the Carian and Ionian invaders of Egypt were still using offensive arms of bronze, not of iron. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Then, still pointing his automatic at Larose, the captain stepped back a few paces and grabbed at the length of rope which Lord Delamarne had been using at the well. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle One little fellow, bolder than the others, came to a croquet hoop close to the hut and, using the hoop as a horizontal bar, turned round and round it, much to our amusement. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

George Gissing To hear Godwin Peak using the language of a fervent curate would have excited in him something more than disgust. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H.P. Lovecraft The beings moved in the sea partly by swimming — using the lateral crinoid arms — and partly by wriggling with the lower tier of tentacles containing the pseudofeet. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

And adverbs he changes, using indifferently motion towards, rest in, and motion from a place (I. xx. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

The wanderers, caught in the center of their ring, could proceed no further without using force to break it. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Bronislaw Malinowski But, if we reduce both these figures by using only reliable ones, we have four against three in favour of good treatment. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Baldwin Spencer As is well known, Mr. McLennan held that the terms must have been invented by the natives using them merely for the purpose of addressing each other or as modes of salutation. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

We are still using the ninth in the Records Department.’ ‘The tenth edition is not due to appear for some months, I believe. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

In the year 1898 the family had to buy a new set of harness for the Perissodactyl. Before using it they made Joseph smear it over with a mixture of ashes and soot. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

We miss him by using the wrong stairs, and we run less risk of old Theobald. I got the tip from the postmen, who come up one way and down the other. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

John Galsworthy What reason is there to suppose that our bumps of benevolence will increase in time to stop our using these great new toys of destruction, Michael!” “‘Where you know little, place terrors. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

I saw that my friends were using shot-guns and firing with black powder into the mob in the water. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope The public press was already using strong language on the subject, and the Secretary of State was not indifferent to the public press. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith It ‘s as bad as using explosive bullets in my old game. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Rudyard Kipling She had discovered a way of using unspent torpedoes twice over, which surprised the enemy, and she had as nearly as possible been cut down by a ship which she thought was running away from her. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

H. G. Wells Following them up clumsily, using them vulgarly and not keeping pace with the new possibilities and dangers. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I have been using the phrase ‘ordinary man’ rather loosely, and I have taken it for granted that the ‘ordinary man’ exists, a thing now denied by some people. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson If I have at all learned the trade of using words to convey truth and to arouse emotion, you have at last furnished me with a subject. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Now they have abandoned it utterly, though novelists still represent them as using it. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Arthur Machen The arts, then, are man’s difference, that which makes him to be what he is; and when he speaks through them he is using the utterance which is proper to him, as man. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Virginia Woolf The vote indeed was given to English women largely because of the help they gave to Englishmen in using force in that war. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Rudyard Kipling Slowly he returned to South Africa, using the very sentence his sergeant had used to the poultry man. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Rudyard Kipling Then despairing sobs arose, and I returned to find Imam Din admonishing the small sinner who was using most of his shirt as a handkerchief. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

We trod delicately among and around them, sounding and observing; heaving to where space permitted, and sometimes using the dinghy. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Wilkie Collins Descending to the table in due course of time, his quick eye detected a photograph placed on the open writing desk which Amelius had been using earlier in the day. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Too bad you’re working tomorrow — they’re using a dozen beards out on Sam Jones’ set and one of them went to jail in a homo raid. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

George Eliot He was now enlightened enough to know that there was a way of using voteless miners and navvies at nominations and elections. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

H. G. Wells This idea of using other people and capturing other people, is an idiot’s dream. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Sir Walter Scott This mighty dish he placed before his guest, who, using his poniard to cut it open, lost no time in making himself acquainted with its contents. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

How came you to light on this woman so soon? By using the clew I gave you?” Again Sweetwater’s expression took on a touch of naïveté. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis Five years before Willis Stodeport had patted Adolphus Josephus Mudface, the king had realized that he was in danger of using up all his private estate. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim You will probably become acquainted before your work is over with a German, a Monegasque and a Dane. I am not a believer in using one’s own country-people exclusively. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope The whip was in his hand, as he thought, and he could best master the team by using it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford Cocky! She said, using the good, metallic, Cockney bottoms of her lungs that she had used for shouting back at interrupters at Suffrage meetings before . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Sinclair Lewis It was indecent to think of using the “How’s tricks, ole socks?” which gratified Vergil Gunch and Frink and Howard Littlefield — men who till now had seemed successful and urbane. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling Go on, Infant.’ ‘After a bit we got into trouble for using the men on frivolous occasions, and so I used to put my signaller under arrest to prevent him reading the helio-orders. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Wilkie Collins He said, ‘I strongly recommend you to be present on the first occasion when she is capable (if she ever is capable) of using her sight. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Edith Wharton In every society there is the room, and the need, for a cultivated leisure class; but from the first the spirit of our institutions has caused us to waste this class instead of using it. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

I had a feeling, though my eyes could not assure me, that the man before me was at work, and was using a very small shaded torch. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

William Henry Bragg Kleeman found the following values, using the method of the shallow chamber (Proc, Roy. Soc., 79, p. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Algernon Blackwood They found, of course, no taxis, but commandeered the first available private car, Fillery using the authoritative influence of his name. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Charles Dickens So, using no greater precaution than holding her breath and walking on tiptoe as she passed the library door, she went straight to Emma’s room as a privileged visitor. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

He bounded amongst the boulders, using the handle of the stable fork for a staff. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Olaf Stapledon Instead of using the lull to recuperate and prepare to withstand the next blow, they threw the whole Tibetan strength into an attack which violated all the accepted principles of warfare. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Mr. Wilde explained the manuscript, using several volumes on Heraldry, to substantiate the result of his researches. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

But you have the chance of using his services—indirectly. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Henry David Thoreau For my part, I am glad to bear of experiments of this kind being tried; as that a young man tried for a fortnight to live on hard, raw corn on the ear, using his teeth for all mortar. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Robert Green Ingersoll The time will come when no matter how much money a man has, he will not be respected unless he is using it for the benefit of his fellow-men. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope He was always falling in love, and then using his diplomatic skill in avoiding the consequences. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

They smoke a great deal, though not much at a time, using pipes with large bowls, and very short stems, or no stems at all. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

John Morley If two cavalry officers fell to disputing over the messtable as to the propriety of using some bit of old French, it was to Ferney that the reference was instantly made. Voltaire by John Morley

Baldwin Spencer The other surface is made by a series of small chips so that a chisel-like edge is produced, and, during use, the concave side is held towards the person using the implement. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope He was not employed now in giving her another chance as he had proposed to himself to do but was using what eloquence he had to obtain another chance for himself. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein He has at intervals taken pictures of Gertrude Stein and she is always fascinated with his way of using lights. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

There was some comment made on this, because Arthur had denied using his cutter that night. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Ford Madox Ford As, just occasionally, using the word ‘we’— and perhaps without intention — he had let her know that he loved her. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Mark Twain I couldn’t lick off a letter after using it, for while that would have made success certain it also would have provoked too much curiosity. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Thomas Hardy Northbrook flinched but slightly, and calmly using his handkerchief to learn if his nose was bleeding, said, ‘I quite expected this insult, so I came prepared. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

He wiped himself, using the napkin without unfolding it. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Olaf Stapledon But I am using his work a lot. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Fielding This aversion did not arise from any fear of wearing out his boat by using it, but was, in truth, the result of experience, that it was easier to send his men on shore than to recall them. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Then she would use it; after all she was using it to save it. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

H.P. Lovecraft No one, however, had been using the telescope at that instant. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Anthony Trollope These men went abroad into the world as men, using the wealth with which their industry had been blessed, openly as the Christians used it. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell I’m not fond of using the boat at this time of the year, because the young birds are still in the nests among the reeds and water-plants; but we’ll go. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Arthur Conan Doyle I now proceeded, using my familiar method of logical analysis, to narrow down the possible solutions. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Henry Fielding The count had his liberty of the whole house, and Mr. Snap, using only the precaution of keeping his doors well locked and barred, took his prisoner’s word that he would not go forth. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Still I went on using the bridle-path by the ravine, because it was a short cut. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But having recorded this wisdom within himself, he yielded to the insistent face-value of the situation and said: “You’re a nice person — just keep using your own judgment about yourself. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Willa Cather I’m using my own drugs, but they won’t last through an epidemic like this. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Rudyard Kipling Of Freedom and the Necessity of using her. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells I breathed in Sargon, in Alexander, in Genghis Khan, in Napoleon. Now I come among you, using you as my mask and servants. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Henry David Thoreau The English experimenters seem early and generally, to have found out the importance of using trees of some kind, as nurse-plants for the young oaks. The Succession of Forest Trees by Henry David Thoreau

Beside it, upon a flattopped stone, stood an electric lantern of the type which, using large batteries, will burn for eighty or ninety hours, and which illuminated the place quite brightly. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Olaf Stapledon The saint's danger is that he may allow great harm to be done to one set of individuals because of his overwhelming revulsion from using violence or deceit against another set. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

John Galsworthy The third sensation came before anyone had time to speak: “Mr. James Forsyte.” James came in using a stick slightly and wrapped in a fur coat which gave him a fictitious bulk. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

James Payn What a pace they are coming down the hill! By Heaven, The King is beaten! Tom is using the whip. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Thomas Hughes He’s been making our lives a burthen to us all the morning about using cribs. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

He was taken with a bad chill, which forced him to stop at a strange house, Lord Arundel’s, to whom he wrote his last letter—a letter of apology for using his house. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

It was only a month to the Twelfth, so Morag the falcon was not permitted on the moors, but he amused himself with flying her at pigeons and using her to scare the hoodies. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Law of Battle. — Almost all male birds are extremely pugnacious, using their beaks, wings, and legs for fighting together. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope It is like a club or sledge-hammer — in using which, either for defence or attack, a man can hardly measure the strength of the blows he gives. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Virginia Woolf When she said, ‘But so beautiful’, using the English word, he shook his head; and when she repeated it he was angry. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Jane Austen Mrs Clay has been using it at my recommendation, and you see what it has done for her. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

G. K. Chesterton But he talked it much better than they did; and he had his own knack of using the right word even for the search for the right word. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Arthur Schopenhauer The Professor was fond of using them, but only as predicates of the Deity, and he never talked of anything else; which was all quite right and proper. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Elizabeth Gaskell By the time you are strong enough to work, I will try and find some means of preventing the children from using such bad language, and otherwise annoying you. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He was a great fellow to invent gunpowder and firearms and cannon; but when it came to using these things to kill people, he was as tender-hearted as a chicken. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Henry Kingsley They say poets are never sane; but are they ever mad? Never. Even old Cowper saved himself from actual madness by using his imagination. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

It’s always a pity when such a man lets his sympathies use him instead of using them. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

The ship was now so low in the water that by using an oar as a lever he could slide her into the waves. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arnold Benne I do not suggest that you should employ three hours every night of your life in using up your mental energy. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

Wilkie Collins Sing, Schwartz! Ha! there are the stars twinkling through the skylight! Sing the stars down from heaven!” Schwartz emptied his bottle, without the ceremony of using the glass. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Sinclair Lewis Yet the skilled and professionally forgiving Dr. Planish solicited his advice, in the hope of using him at public dinners. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Furphy The manager, Mr. Spanker, in his fine, off-hand way, asked me to just dump it down carelessly in five or six places over the run, as the contractor would be using it at once. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Algernon Blackwood Body I’m using at the moment indeed! It’ll be life I’m using at the moment next!” Which, I take it, was precisely what LeVallon meant. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Bram Stoker Kelley practically ruined his reputation by using for his own purposes the influence which he had over the old man. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Jack London Not using the match-head, they’d too-long fuses. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

George Gissing She rose with alacrity, and the visitor, using her utmost keenness in scrutiny of countenance, found that her own eyes, not Sibyl’s, were the first to fall. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

I next showed them a revolver, and tried to explain the manner of using it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Gertrude Stein Every one is naturally certain of this thing, that any of them, that all of them are using very much time. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

George Gissing After a silence of several minutes Helen spoke, using to her simple friend the same reasoning she had often applied to herself. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

But if it didn’t go well, the second sheet contained his plans — plans I have no doubt for using the hostages, for wringing safety out of certain great men’s fears. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Anthony Trollope She had the full use of all her limbs, and was never ashamed of using them. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith Here was Evan mouthing his farewell to Rose, using phrases so profoundly humble, that a listener would have taken them for bitter irony. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

You can achieve nothing unless you are willing to use force and cunning, but in using them you pervert your original aims. Collected Essays by George Orwell

But, on the other hand, I will promise not to hurt anyone’s feeling by using it prematurely for schismatic Mysteries. A liqueur glass would do as well. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Anthony Trollope Cicero had become so by using an eloquence to which the Romans were peculiarly susceptible; but though they loved sweet tongues, long purses went farther with them. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Baldwin Spencer Then he proceeds to twirl the upper on the lower stick, using the palms of his hands for this purpose. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George MacDonald Now arose in the mind of the woman the idea of furthering the fulfilment of the shadowy prediction, or of using the myth at least for her own restoration to her husband. Lilith by George MacDonald

H. G. Wells We are always using words that ‘beg the question} That’s why he makes his own terms. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

I have rolled my hump (roule ma bosse),” he said, using the slang expression with imperturbable seriousness, “in all parts of the world; I have known brave men — famous ones! Allez!” . Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Anthony Trollope The stepmother was indeed afraid of Isabel, though she had endeavoured to conquer her own fear of using authority; and her half-sisters, though they loved her, held her in awe. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

George Gissing He had thought of using this season for his long postponed visit to Twybridge, but reluctance prevailed. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Our men made the boat fast, rinsed their mouths, washed their hands, and ate, using their fingers instead of chopsticks. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

When all are arrived, the boys climb the tree, using no native tomahawks but only their hands and toes, and swing on the branches. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

George Gissing One hears men and women of gentle birth using phrases which originate with shopboys; one sees them reading print which is addressed to the coarsest million. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Sinclair Lewis Nevertheless, by using the same theological slang as a Gantry or a Toomis or a Potts, you unconsciously make everybody believe that you think and act like them too. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James She was at any rate, it was clear, doing something with it now; using it, working it, certainly, already talking — and, yes, quite possibly writing — about it. Flickerbridge by Henry James [1902]

George Gissing He had capital; nothing great, just a comfortable sum which he was bent on using to the best advantage. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Algernon Blackwood Soon she will set sail again, but in another direction, and with new passengers using her decks, her corners, hatch-ways . The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

But she would not be comforted, and seeing her so wrought up, I suggested that Eleanore should be asked to trust it into my keeping till such time as she should feel the necessity of using it. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser She was also guilty of using a faint perfume of some kind. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence And by learning to use my will, simply by using my will, I MADE myself right. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Crane One should never lose sight, in using the brush as a drawing tool, of its distinctive quality and character, and impart it to all work done by its means. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell Don’t let me hear you using such coarse words, Phoebe!’ Miss Phoebe was silent for a time after this rebuke. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

The way she put it was: ‘When you make love you’re using up energy; and afterwards you feel happy and don’t give a damn for anything. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

E. F. Benson What I mean is studying the markets, working at finance as I work at Aristophanes, using one’s brains, going carefully into all those prospectuses that are sent one. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Henry James The marriage was most unhappy, and the Maestro Grandoni was suspected of using the fiddle-bow as an instrument of conjugal correction. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Then there had been their motor-cycles which, when they were not using them, he had so often cleaned and oiled. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Tod saw how skillfully he got the maximum effect out of his agonized profile by using the pillow to set it off. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Presently the girl took up two dry sticks, and, using one as a drill between the palms of her hands, essayed to make a fire. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

It came into my mind then he was only using the patch to make his appearance, for some extraordinary reason, look different to me. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

The difficult passwords which the army was using at this time were a minor source of danger. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

It ought not to be impossible to give him the chance of using his hands and making furniture and so forth for his own home, with-out turning him into a Y.M.C.A. cocoa-drunkard. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Olaf Stapledon It could travel over mountainous country by using its great clawed mechanical arms or legs. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

He didn’t snap — his teeth weren’t good enough — he simply hurled his weight on them, using jaw and paws and every part of him as weapons of offence. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Trollope At the stile she insisted on using her own hand for the custody of her dress. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang In using the ball she, time after time, succeeded in seeing and correctly describing persons and places familiar to people for whom she “scried,” but totally strange to herself. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Oliver Goldsmith She was dead!- -The next morning he returned, and found me with my two little ones, now my only companions, who were using all their innocent efforts to comfort me. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Ford Madox Ford And, of course, using Groby for your headquarters . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Arnold Bennett He sheered off strongly down the dark slope of Hulton Street in the rain, using his ankles with skill in the pedal-stroke. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Henry James The term Maisie had used was a flash of diplomacy — to prevent at any rate Mrs. Wix’s using another. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope The day for using them had never come. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I really think that he ought to know, especially as he has been using all his powers of persuasion to induce her to try a little sea air with him on board his yacht. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

When our adventurer was restored to sense he found himself lying upon an arid beach, surrounded by a great number of aborigines, who seemed to have been using some kind of means for his resuscitation. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Transition is now deprecated, as you can get the same effect using div. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Tears were streaming down her face but she didn’t think of using her handkerchief. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Leon Trotsky We had studied the controversy between Bernstein and Kautsky intently, using the original sources. My Life by Leon Trotsky

William Morris Still, colours have their ways in decoration, so to say, both positively in themselves, and relatively to each man’s way of using them. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

H. G. Wells Another thing between us that seems extremely significant to me as I look back upon it, was this, that I disliked both of her names, Amy and Catherine, and avoided using either. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Virginia Woolf Currer Bell, George Eliot, George Sand, all the victims of inner strife as their writings prove, sought ineffectively to veil themselves by using the name of a man. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Arthur Machen And in the rose-garden every flower was a flame! He thought in symbols, using the Persian imagery of a dusky court, surrounded by white cloisters, gilded by gates of bronze. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Wilkie Collins He spoke with all the eloquence of conviction — using the necessary arguments with a force and feeling which I have rarely heard equaled. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anthony Trollope Her she was content to persuade, using a soft voice and a soft eye; but with those whom she could not persuade and wished to rule, her voice was sometimes stern enough, and her eye far from soft. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Thomas Hughes He said there was no harm in using a translation to get a clue to hard passages, if you tried all you could first to make them out without. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Anthony Trollope I should never dream of using such an argument to anyone. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Hope No, it’s the fate using him. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Rudyard Kipling So I told him all my tale, using bazaar-talk, such as his kidney of Sahib would understand; and at the end I said, “An order has reached us here from the dead that this is a Sahibs’ war. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Wilkie Collins He took up the snuffers, but paused suddenly on the very point of using them, and looked attentively at the candle — then back, over his shoulder, at the curtained bed — then again at the candle. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

We had a most amusing supper, some performing dexterously with penknives, and others using tortillas as forks. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Francis Bacon The inconveniences that have been noted, in calling and using counsel, are three. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

How can Miss McCroke have brought you up, I wonder, that you are capable of using such language? Have you forgotten the Fifth Commandment?” “No. It tells me to honour my father and my mother. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rafael Sabatini It was false, indeed, and Oliver knew it, and deliberately had recourse to falsehood, using it as a fulcrum upon which to lever out the truth. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Edith Wharton He knew that he was merely using an old formula, the accepted one in such cases, and he longed to get away from it, to be spontaneous, honest, himself. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Bram Stoker His purpose of using for his own advantage the combination of these two ideas was seen later in the day. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Not two hours ago I tried the experiment myself, using the same telescope and kneeling in the same place where she did. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle They began by using him as a short-cut, a convenience; now he has made himself an essential. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Walter Scott But these cases rather relate to the purpose for which the sorcery was employed, than to the fact of using it. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Arthur Conan Doyle I suppose we must have wrenched it off in using the lever. The Mystery of Sasassa Valley by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling Especially are distances and numbers and the manner of using compasses to be learned in that game. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Thus, when he wished to suggest an extreme contrast between simplicity and pomp, we find him using Saxon words in direct antithesis to classical ones. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

T. E. Lawrence Beduin were past masters in the art of using country, but in their abiding contempt for the stupidity of the Turks they would take no care to fight them. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Bram Stoker I could see that the Professor had carried out in this room, as in the other, his purpose of using the garlic. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Trollope It was absolutely necessary that he should get rid of this intruder, and he began to be afraid that he could not do this without using language which would have been uncivil. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch A dozen men charged it, using a ladder as a battering ram. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Anthony Trollope No idea occurred to her that she ought to be angry with him for using it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

He related it to me many times, using the very same words. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Anthony Trollope But Mr. Scarborough persevered, using arguments which Mr. Grey found himself unable at last to resist. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry David Thoreau It is wonderful how rapidly yet perfectly the sand organizes itself as it flows, using the best material its mass affords to form the sharp edges of its channel. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Charles Dickens Now, Mr. Bounderby does not do you the injustice, and does not do himself the injustice, of pretending to anything fanciful, fantastic, or (I am using synonymous terms) sentimental. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Flora Quayne, using one stick only and supporting herself against the wall with the other hand, appeared. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry Kingsley But I saw, also, that by using her confession only, I could prove Charles Ravenshoe to be merely a gamekeeper’s son, and turn him out into the world, and so I used it, sir. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Virginia Woolf By using these cheap and so far unforbidden instruments you can at once rid yourself of the pressure of boards, policies and editors. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Wilkie Collins It had been found impossible to part the faithful Ariel from her master without using the bodily restraints adopted in cases of raging insanity. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

I wasn’t, of course, using it seriously. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Arthur Conan Doyle It was strange to hear the crackling kind of noise that they made, for both sides were using the rifle. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. G. Wells I have been using the word “blinkered” rather freely in this section. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

So the only chance, and it was a frail one, was to so protract the duration of his fury, that his emotions would exhaust him and thereby render him less capable of using his weapon effectively. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Mrs. Todhetley seemed to be using entreaty to the man, for she clasped her hands in a piteous manner, and then turned to ascend the zigzag. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

The only way to accommodate all readers, is to allow the reader to determine their own base font size, using their browser or ereader settings. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Mark Twain In time, after many squeezes, Tom managed to sign his initials, using the ball of his little finger for a pen. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

George Eliot It was a hard case that a vigorous mood for quarrelling, so highly capable of using an opportunity, should not meet with a single remark from Mr. Glegg on which to exercise itself. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

George Meredith He was also a little unmanned by the thought that a woman was to see him using his advantage; but she stood firm in her distant corner, refusing to be waved out of sight. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Eliot You have been using Philip Wakem as a screen to deceive Lucy — the kindest friend you ever had. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Guy de Maupassant I then spoke to her of painting, as I would have done to a fellow artist, using the technical terms common among the devotees of the profession. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Yet, nevertheless, I was astonished to find them using a private scandal against me. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

He buys all his cartridges there, too, and that is how I come to know he is using long . The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]