Phrases with "uttered"

Margaret Oliphant Lady Western uttered a little cry of excitement and wonder. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Arnold Bennett The tone in which Maggie uttered the words ‘George’s eyes,’ ‘absolutely necessary’ and ‘such a relief’ precluded argument. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Casey, however, uttered a hoarse cry and toppled to the floor. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Sinclair Lewis Why, his laugh —” “But I can laugh!” The dreadful croak which John uttered was the cry of an evil bird of the swamps. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

It was this, uttered with a decision which had the strange effect of lifting my head and making a man of me again: “That settles it. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Mr Quarmby uttered a hollow chuckle, Mr Hinks laughed thinly and exclaimed, ‘Very good indeed! Very good!’ Yule affected to applaud with impartial smile. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Against this doctrine emphatic protests had been uttered in widely differing forms by Carlyle and Disraeli, by Ruskin and Dickens; but it was slow to die. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Jules Verne By a supreme instinct of self-preservation Benito uttered a cry. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

The detective seemed not so much to be listening to the words he uttered as searching for what might be behind them. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Then he straightened himself, and in a quiet and perfectly natural voice, uttered these simple words: “Nothing but this: I am innocent. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Jules Verne One iron plate was moved, a man appeared, uttered an odd cry, and disappeared immediately. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Roque uttered a sigh of relief when he saw his three children safely installed at the Café de la Paix, on the arboured terrace overlooking the river. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Milady uttered a frightful shriek, and dragged herself along several paces upon her knees toward her judges. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Except on one solitary occasion he never after — and that is to say for forty yearsuttered a single word. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Anthony Trollope He attempted no further struggle, uttered no denial, nor did he make any answer to the words of abuse which Mr Apjohn had heaped on his head. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Monsieur de Château-Renaud was lying prostrate up on the ground, quite dead, without having uttered a sigh, or made a movement. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Julia uttered a violent scream, but flew to her friend’s aid, and crying, “Oh you wretch! you wretch!” actually caught the man by the throat and shook him violently. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

He uttered a peculiar grunt, and produced a letter and a small box from his pocket, both of which he handed to me. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Tobias Smolle Freeman’s eyes began to reel, and Bruin himself was elevated into a song, which he uttered with great vociferation. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Guy de Maupassan I felt that we were lost, and I uttered a great cry. The Orderly by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Kingsley It was Ayacanora! “Go back!” shouted Amyas. “Go back, girl!” She uttered the same wild cry with which she had fled into the forest. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

While there he heard the name of Lacheneur uttered in low tones near him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Julian Hawthorne She uttered a little cry, and stood up with her hands clasped, all of a tremble. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

John Galsworthy Have we raised a voice against it?” The dead shareholder uttered a “No!” so loud that Michael almost patted his head. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

I’ll demolish you, you and your cottage! Damnation! Will you leave me in peace?” He clinched his fists; then he uttered a hoarse cry, stooping as he ran. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Andrew Lang He does not give the whole of the sentence uttered by Wynell. The secret, of which Godfrey was master, on the only evidence, Wynell’s, had nothing to do with the Jesuit meeting of April 24. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

She uttered an exclamation of joy on finding the letter there. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Florence Dixie They were Lord Ettrick, Colonel St. Leger Slade, Guillaume, and Francois Delacroix. As the boy caught sight of Maeva he uttered a loud cheer. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Gissing Again, not a syllable was uttered that any one might not have heard. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Milady uttered a deep, inward shriek, and retreated to a corner of the room like a panther which crouches for a spring. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Frances Hodgson Burnett This was because there had been no others than Dowie who had uttered no suggestion of doubt and had never touched upon the subject unless it had been first broached by Robin herself. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

But Marie-Anne’s name, uttered with that of d’Escorval enlightened her at once. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

It was a revelation to a young man taught to weigh every word he uttered and, until that day, almost totally deprived of female companionship and affection. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Wilkie Collins The strong emotion which he had suppressed thus far, showed itself plainly in his faceuttered itself plainly in his voice. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Belgium! name unromantic and unpoetic, yet name that whenever uttered has in my ear a sound, in my heart an echo, such as no other assemblage of syllables, however sweet or classic, can produce. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

George Gissing When the four-wheeler jolted more than usual he uttered groans; once he shouted loudly, and for a moment stared about him in terror. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

George Gissing Is it so or not?” Her answer was uttered with difficulty. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry James He uttered a lively ejaculation, which, however, in its want of finish, Biddy failed to understand; so pertinent, so relevant and congruous, was the other party to this encounter. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

W. H. Hudson The pretty girls grew silent and pale and trembled like poplar leaves; the old grandmother rose up, and clutching at her shawl toddled hurriedly away, while Ascension uttered a snort of disdain. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Nikolai Gogol He saw the bad side in everything produced, and every word he uttered was false. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

George Meredith It was curious: if he uttered my name Renee, yours, “Nevil,” soon followed. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

It is often difficult to conjecture whether the many strange cries and notes uttered by male birds during the breeding-season serve as a charm or merely as a call to the female. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

He uttered a hoarse, discordant laugh, then striking his gun heavily with his hand, he exclaimed: “Here is justice!” Appalled and distressed beyond measure, Marie-Anne sank into a chair. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

But Peyrol uttered no word and made no sign. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

He, usually so guarded, so decorous on all occasions, uttered a volley of oaths that would not have done discredit to an old cavalry officer. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang Maie had never uttered a word, but thought the more. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood He uttered some sound that had a note of command in it — and, in so doing, stepped forward and intervened between me and the face. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Thereupon she had uttered a “very well, we will see!” that would have changed an enamoured suitor’s love into disgust. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Walter Scott A faltering “Yes” seemed rather to escape from her lips than to be uttered as a voluntary answer. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

George Meredith To the bolt he launched, ‘Strike dead, thou,’ uttered Zeus, very terrible; ‘Perish folly, else ’tis man’s fate’; and the bolt flew unerringly. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Algernon Blackwood The Swede uttered a sharp cry. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Gaston Leroux They had no more than performed this gesture when the general uttered an oath and tried to expel what he had drained so heartily. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Anthony Trollope But she never uttered a complaint, or even looked one. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

George Eliot But at last she heard the word “dearest” uttered in the softest tone of pained entreaty, like that of a patient who asks for something that ought to have been given without asking. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

He uttered no complaint, though his whole being rebelled against the state of inaction to which he was reduced. Lodore by Mary Shelley

D’Artagnan uttered a cry of surprise, which was not quite free from joy. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

But in the middle of smiling his face stopped, and was convulsed in a moment with anguish unspeakable, and he uttered a loud cry, and turned his face to the wall. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Where is she?’ This ‘Where is she?’ had been on Caroline’s lips hundreds of times before, but till now she had never uttered it. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Leon Trotsky Every word I uttered seemed horribly false. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Ivan Turgenev Bazarov uttered hardly a word, but ate a lot. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Edith Wharton But one day, not long after their happy evening by the fire, Halo, who sat going over the letters they had found on their return from a long tramp, uttered an exclamation of surprise. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

E. F. Benson Major Benjy uttered a hoarse “Hurrah!” and trying to clap his hands let go of his umbrella which soared into the gale and was seen no more. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

George Gissing To this obsequious escort Petronilla uttered certain words which before evening were repeated throughout the town. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Who will move in it?” “You must, Richard.” “I!” uttered Richard Hare, in consternation. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

When George Eliot uttered surprise at seeing no lines on his forehead, his reply was:—“I suppose it is because I am never puzzled. Memories and Studies by William James

But suddenly he reined in his steed, uttered a cry, dropped his bridle, and grasping his horse’s mane with one hand pressed the other to his stomach as though he would tear out his very vitals. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing What did you want to go sending her away for?” “What does it matter?” was Mrs. Clover’s reply, uttered good-humouredly, but with some impatience. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Andrew Lang But as he did so the comb and its case fell out of his pocket, and at the sight the lady uttered a wild shriek, and, steering her shell round, vanished speedily in the direction of the island. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ivan Turgenev Arkady would have felt embarrassed again, but the first words which she uttered immediately set him at ease. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

M. R. James I regained complete consciousness in an instant, and I have some idea that I must have uttered a suppressed exclamation, for I noticed that Mr Treasurer turned his head quickly in my direction. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Then the Arabs, finding themselves seriously injured by the balls from the fleet, and beholding the destruction and the ruin of their walls, uttered the most fearful cries. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry James She uttered a blushing “Oh!” which deplored this effect of her propinquity and which brought Tony straight to his feet. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

The queen-mother, who perceived Louis XIV., and who held the hand of Philippe, uttered a cry of which we have spoken, as if she beheld a phantom. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry James She made no movement and uttered no word, contriving to give me the sense that she had all at once become perfectly passive, that she somehow declined responsibility. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Sir Walter Scott He stretched his hand towards Varney as he uttered the words, “Do not leave me. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

The start which he gave and the exclamation he uttered were unequivocal. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Sometimes Castro, looking up, uttered vague ejaculations. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

He uttered a howl of rage, clenching his fists, but started off at once on foot. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

No word was uttered by either of us; no word could have been uttered by this vaporous form. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Ivan Turgenev Once she rotated rapidly and uttered a piercing shriek, waving the guitar high in the air. Lieutenant Yergunov’s Story by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope Their idea was, that every word so heard was carried to the priest, and that the priest kept a book in which every word so uttered was written down. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Marguerite uttered a cry, and rushed to La Mole, but the fear of increasing his agony made her pause trembling before him. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith Some one spoke in the street below; some one uttered Dahlia’s name. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Ivan Turgenev Muzzio uttered a shrill scream, and clapping his hand to the wound, ran staggering back to the pavilion. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Realizing it only too well, he uttered a half-inarticulate exclamation, and trod restlessly to the other end of the room. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Jules Verne Cyrus Harding and Gideon Spilett then turned the poor boy over; as they did so, he uttered a moan so feeble that they almost thought it was his last sigh. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson He uttered a deep sigh; and just as the cabman, taking heart of grace, was beginning at last to scale the wall, his defaulting customer fell again to running, and disappeared into the further fields. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith That was a name never uttered at the Grange. ‘The scoundrel?’ he inquired harshly, half in a tone of one assuring himself, and his rigid dropped jaw shut. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Henry Kingsley The devils wanted a lesson, and ye gar’d them read one wi’ a vengeance!” During this speech, which was uttered in a series of interjections, we had made our supper, and drawn back to the fire. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Our sylvan nymphs uttered a slight cry, but, reassured immediately afterwards, they laughed, and resumed their walk. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

When the last stone was in position he uttered a groan, the first sound of pain which had escaped from him for days, and walking away with lowered head shut himself up again in his apartments. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

I had risen mechanically — my knees trembled; irresolution hung on my voice, as I uttered a few words on the necessity of choosing a person adequate to the dangerous task in hand. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Bazin uttered a profound sigh and went out to look for the ladder. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Simultaneously we uttered an exclamation of surprise; for the investigator was Mr. Jellicoe. Whether or not Mr. Jellicoe was surprised to see us, it is impossible to say. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Anthony Trollope He had never broken bread at Mrs. O’Hara’s table; nor, to tell the truth, had any outspoken, clearly intelligible word of love been uttered by him to the girl. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope When therefore the Solicitor-General spoke of the recognised virtue of titles in England, the tailor uttered words of scorn to his stranger neighbour. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

All the leaguers uttered a murmur of surprise and discontent. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

F. Scott Fitzgerald After a lull during which Rudolph was tightly held, and during which they both trembled violently and uttered strange, truncated words, Carl Miller half dragged, half threatened his son up-stairs. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Tobias Smolle A considerable quantity of water being discharged from the mouth of this unfortunate squire, he uttered a hideous roar, and, opening his eyes, stared wildly around. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

It seemed as if she had uttered those last few words letter; that letter in which he told me to avenge his death. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Victor Hugo Gwynplaine might have said, “No.” He had said, “Yes.” From that “Yes,” uttered in a moment of dizziness, everything had sprung. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Thomas Hardy As soon as she saw him she uttered a little cry, almost of terror. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Ivan Turgenev At first he prayed in a whisper, then perhaps by accident he uttered a loud “Oh, God!” and tears gushed from his eyes. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

If they had killed her outright, she would never have uttered a cry. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Maria uttered in the background a low and thunderous growl. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

George Gissing His voice was the voice in which he had spoken to Mrs. Ormonde, when he uttered the golden words that said he loved her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

The crossbill chirped, the titmouses uttered their bell-like notes, . In the World by Maksim Gorky

Henry James If she had ever really uttered it she might have been brought up rather short on the question of grounds. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Florence Dixie They uttered but two words, and these were, “Mother” — “Maeva.” THE party on the Firefly had broken up for the time being. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Then he uttered a cry of horror. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

She uttered a little sigh, and as this seemed such an extraordinary answer to my speech, I enquired the reason of it. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

They had driven up the hill and were in the principal street below the castle wall, when Mrs. Darrell uttered an exclamation of surprise. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

John Galsworthy Roger uttered a sigh of such relief that a passer stopped to look at him; his knees had suddenly given way, and but for the man’s arm he would have fallen. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

When he spoke it was distinctly and very deliberately, as if he desired that every word he uttered should be accepted by the person to whom it was addressed at its full value. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

These counsels were uttered nearly twenty years after the event in his own life, to which they probably look back; for this play is supposed to have been written in Shakspeare’s thirty-eighth year. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

E. Phillips Oppenheim Suddenly Pauline uttered a stifled exclamation: “Tony—isn’t there something familiar to you about the way he walks? It looks like someone I have seen lately. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Machen She, with her evil experience, had thought the words I had sometimes uttered not remote from madness. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Athos uttered a cry of tenderness and terror. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Charles Dickens Though the wet came stealing through the roof and trickling down upon their heads, Miss Brass uttered no complaint, but presided over the tea equipage with imperturbable composure. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Miles Franklin Surprising to say, however, Harold, who never walked anywhere when he could get any sort of a horse, uttered a wish to go. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

He was strangely silent; I do not remember one word uttered by him. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope From time to time the medical men who had been called in came through from the deanery into the library, uttered little bulletins, and then returned. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton The gardener’s account, unlike the curate’s, was quite free from decorative adjectives, however many he may have uttered privately when writing it. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Ivan Turgenev She uttered monosyllables, not raising her eyes, simply smiling — submissively, but without yielding. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Guy de Maupassant She went on straight before her, with a quick, elastic trot, and from time to time, she unconsciously uttered a piercing cry. The Story of a Farm-Girl (Histoire d’une fille de ferme) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

He was still jolly, and was laughing to himself as he uttered bits of phrases. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

When Gerard had been four or five days at the manse, looking out of window he uttered an exclamation of joy. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Stay! — what was that? Her keen set ears caught some scarcely uttered sound. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson He uttered his views in the tone and for the ear of good society; I, with the emphasis and technicalities of the obtrusive student. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

He gave warmly the asked for assurance to come again soon, and knew in his heart as he uttered it, that he would not soon find the courage to return. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Henry Fielding Betty had borne all hitherto with patience, and had uttered only lamentations; but the last appellation stung her to the quick. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Tobias Smolle Understanding from Don Antonio that we were his countrymen, he saluted us all round very complacently, and fixing his eyes attentively on me, uttered a deep sigh. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Viola turned, and saw her, and, terrified by the strange apparition, with features that expressed the deadliest hate and scorn and vengeance, uttered a cry, and snatched the child to her bosom. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Elizabeth Gaskell And when his manly voice died away in low pleadings, she lifted up her hands, and bent down her son’s head below the level of her own; and then she solemnly uttered a blessing. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Nikolai Gogol The last word uttered must strike all at once, suddenly, like an electric shock. The Inspector-General by Nikolai Gogol

Abraham Merri Upon my movement the monster bearing me halted, looked down inquiringly, uttered a deep, booming note that held the quality of interrogation. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

George Gissing He uttered it without explanation. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Ivan Turgenev He only wanted to tease me; but every word he uttered was a poison that ran through my veins. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

As I did so I uttered an exclamation. Capturing a Convict by Richard Marsh [1893]

We believe that not one word or illustration is uttered in the sentences cited from these three critics, which is not virtually in the very teeth of the truth. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

William Morris I kept my eye upon him while I stirred the sleeping knight with my foot, and cried to him to wake, but he scarce moved, and but uttered words without sense. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

The infant, warm under the thick wrapping, uttered no sound. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Jules Verne Michael was about to step up the ladder, when a few words reached his ear, uttered in that strange tongue which he had heard during the night at the fair. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Jules Verne But neither Lady Helena nor Mary Grant uttered a word of complaint, though the continuous rain obliged them to stay below, where the want of air and the violence of the motion were painfully felt. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Guy de Maupassant She uttered a great cry, the long cry of a woman overpowered with fright. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Anthony Trollope One epithet came out after another, very clearly spoken, with a pause between each of them; and the speaker, as he uttered them, looked his victim close in the face. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Here we go!” It was in these irrelevant but earnest words that Nick responded to his sitter’s uttered vagaries, of which her charming tone and countenance diminished the superficial acerbity. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Jules Verne The gentleman who uttered the cries was evidently a belated Mormon. He was breathless with running. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing Is that the case?” “I am sorry to say it is the truth, Lady Ogram.” Having uttered these words, Dyce felt the heroic mood begin to stir in him. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James This personage played his part with difficulty: he uttered a remark as a lady fires a pistol, looking the other way. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Francis Bacon Had they been uttered earlier, they might have seemed like idle wishes, but now that hopes have been raised and unfair prejudices removed, they may perhaps have greater weight. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

He had not uttered a word since the arrival of the police, whom he had suffered to lift him on horseback, as he now sat, without raising his morose eyes once. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Willa Cather Every sentence he uttered was alive, never languid, perfunctory, slovenly, unaccented. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

George Meredith Patience! was the word she would have uttered in her detection of the one frailty in his nature which this hurrying of her off her feet opened her eyes to with unusual perspicacity. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Charles Dickens If he could have been a pig, gentlemen, and have uttered that sentiment, he would still have been immortal. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

G. K. Chesterton The actual verse he uttered began, I think, ‘O vivid, inviolate head, Ringed —’ but he never got any further. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

He uttered a deep moan, his body swayed, and in the flicker of an eye he toppled over the embankment and was lost to view. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Henry Kingsley Not one word had been uttered between them — not one — but they pushed rapidly through the worst streets to a better part of the town, Charles clinging tight to John Marston’s arm, but silent. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

He uttered no cry — he did not draw a breath — he did not make an effort — he fell contracting his whole body into a ball, and lay as senseless as a lump of earth. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Henry James Whenever Hudson uttered some peculiarly striking piece of youthful grandiloquence, Cecilia broke into a long, light, familiar laugh. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Miles Franklin We had not uttered a sound, and I had not glanced at my companion. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

John Galsworthy He made a half-movement with his hand, uttered half the word “Wilfrid,” and, as Desert went down, he went upstairs. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

But now he uttered not one word but many, pausing between each, and again giving to each the same strong summons. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

George Gissing The door was open, but at that moment Jane uttered a shriek which rang and echoed through the whole house. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

In his dream, a pale frightened face approached him slowly, and recoiling uttered a cry. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

When I looked at him, his eyes were upon the book before him; and when he spoke, a person not heeding what he uttered would have fancied that he was reading aloud from it. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ivan Turgenev As I uttered these last words I laughed scornfully. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

In the course of time, the latter word alone became the favourite, and was uttered with a peculiar drawl upon the first syllable, and a sharp turn upon the last. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

D. H. Lawrence Louis and Geoffrey half understood, so Louis nodded with a look of deep comprehension, whilst Geoffrey uttered short, snappy “Ja! — Ja! — Doch! — Eben!” rather irrelevant. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne Master Zacharius, on reaching the middle of this hall, uttered a cry of joy. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

This time the two women uttered two cries which seemed like one. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The cup he took, hardy-in-war, from Wealhtheow’s hand, and answer uttered the eager-for-combat. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

The Indian obeyed him; but, after gazing a moment, uttered the emphatic exclamation, ‘I am there! — or are they here?’ and sunk on the earth in a frenzy of delight. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

I am Lord de Winter, brother-in-law of THAT WOMAN.” The three friends uttered a cry of surprise. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing But Mrs. Strangeways uttered the name without misgiving, and behaved as though nothing conceivable could have afforded her more delight than to meet Alma again. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Jules Verne With a last despairing effort he uttered a heartrending cry and disappeared beneath the waves. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Ivan Turgenev Her deep, pale eyes look into vacancy; no sound is uttered by her pale, stern lips. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Whom are you going to cook?” The two men uttered a shout of jovial laughter, and, instead of answering, threw on more wood. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Only, on hearing the voice of D’Artagnan, he uttered an exclamation of surprise. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Borrow As we dismounted at the door of the posada, where we intended to refresh ourselves, a person who was leaning out of an upper window uttered an exclamation and disappeared. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Jules Verne The terrified boatmen uttered exclamations of despair and dropped their poles. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Well, that quotation of Medina’s comes from that fragment — the rare word ‘hermeneuma’ caught my attention as soon as he uttered it. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Meredith They might as well have been silent, for any effect from what was uttered between them. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith She uttered twice a little exclamation, as she looked back, that sounded exceedingly comical to Lady Charlotte’s ears. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Actéon uttered a howl, and fled under a table covered with a large cloth which served him as a hiding-place. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Sir Walter Scott When Allan recognised the device, he uttered a sigh so deep, that she dropped the ring from her hand, which rolled upon the floor. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Even as I uttered it to my boy I experienced again that sense of my privileged initiation. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

The old lord was a silent, grave man, who never uttered an unnecessary word, and it was difficult to induce him to be confidential. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

He uttered an exclamation of delight, for the large handwriting of Porthos was discernible, and underneath some lines traced by his worthy spouse. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

They had scarcely finished when the postboys, who had now begun to look about them, uttered a simultaneous cry, and at some distance a wagon was seen heavily approaching. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Henry James We swept in the course of five minutes into the Grand Canal; whereupon she uttered a murmur of ecstasy as fresh as if she had been a tourist just arrived. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

M. P. Shiel She collapsed upon the path, and like one chopping wood with a measured process, Mandaganya steadily banged the bent head, with humphs of the bosom that ever uttered ”white man. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Wilkie Collins They uttered brief expressions of pity in slang. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Marie Corelli I would tell you if I knew of anyone greater than God — but I do not!” Varillo uttered an impatient groan. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

I could only stare at her; and under my breath I uttered an ejaculation of terror. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald She uttered a little sound, half gasp, half cry. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Arnold Bennett The singular words were certainly uttered out of bravado: they were a challenge to adventure. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

He spoke with the utmost severity of the holy office, — he uttered words that it would not be respectful for me to repeat. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

La Mole uttered a deep moan and raised his hands to his eyes as though to hide Marguerite from his sight. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing Words at length broke the silence, uttered in a low, but firm, voice. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]