Phrases with "uttered"

They uttered low sighs of relief; they comprehended that the soldier who was asleep against the door must have turned over. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

William Harrison Ainsworth The stranger advanced; he made certain mystic circles in the air, uttered unearthly words, and paused in excess of terror. The Spectre Bride by William Harrison Ainsworth [1822]

She uttered a cry of agony and horror, and tried to spring forward to dash the weapon from his hand. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Seized with horror, I uttered a loud cry, which awoke me. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

F. Scott Fitzgerald Kismine uttered a little cry, took a penny with fumbling fingers from a box on her dresser, and ran to one of the electric lights. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edith Wharton He glanced about the room, uttered a general “How are you?” to which no one responded, and then asked the younger woman if they might take shelter till the storm was over. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Rafael Sabatini His was the voice that first had uttered that timid suggestion, and the infection of his panic had spread instantly through the corsair ranks. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Gaston Leroux He no sooner reached there than he uttered a cry of triumph as he glanced at the watch banging from a post. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Anthony Trollope She paused, hoping that questions might be asked her which she could answer by easy monosyllables, but not a word was uttered to help. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

What was her horror at recognizing Elvira’s livid Corse! She uttered a loud shriek, and threw herself upon the floor. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Some of them spoke to her, uttered jokes she could not understand. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Andrew Lang Suddenly he caught sight of the princess; his face darkened, he uttered a low growl, and one of the iron circlets gave way with a crash. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Instead he turned and, looking about his feet in front of the threshold, uttered an exclamation of surprise. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle Suddenly, however, the Prince, whose keen eyes had swept from time to time over the great blue heaven, uttered a peculiar call and reined up his palfrey, pointing at the same time into the air. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She uttered a shriek, and fled to Hollingsworth, like one escaping from her deadliest enemy, and was safe forever. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

It appeared the persons overheard me, and paused; and these few words, uttered in solitude, made, I found, a deep impression on them. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Little was said until the hour of eating came, and the few words that were uttered turned on horses, dogs, and arms. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Thomas Hardy Lucy uttered a small exclamation: she was very sorry that she had intruded; she had not the least idea that Mr. Barnet was there: the children had come up, and she had followed. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

As soon as he saw me, he uttered an exclamation of delight, and immediately lighted his nargil, or water pipe, which he invited me to smoke with him. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

George Gissing It seemed as though she had held a whole conversation with him, so sweet and lingering in his ears was the voice which uttered the commonplace words. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing For a whole day she scarcely uttered a word. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

On seeing a Stranger enter, Antonia uttered a cry of joy: But her hopes of receiving succour from him were soon dissipated. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

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]

Guy de Maupassant But the person outside now uttered long, plaintive, mournful groans, to which the young man replied by similar groans, and thus days and nights passed, without their ceasing to howl at each other. The Inn (L'Auberge) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Ford Madox Ford A proper Yorkshire sentiment, uttered coldly and, as it were, good-humouredly. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Anatole France Insects in the grass uttered appeals to love. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Ivan Turgenev With an expression of contemptuous mockery on his face, he uttered one spiteful remark after another, looked insolently around him, and appeared to be thoroughly enjoying himself. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Kate Chopin The little one uttered a cry of dismay. Short stories by Kate Chopin

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]

My stepfather never spoke to me of my mother; he never even uttered her name. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope Phineas, as he walked away, uttered a curse upon Mr Howard Macleod. Mr Howard Macleod was just beginning the glory of his life in London, and he, Phineas Finn, was bringing his to an end. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Julia uttered a tiny sound, a sort of squeak of surprise. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

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]

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]

Rafael Sabatini But the moment was ill-chosen, and at the first words he uttered on the subject, he was growled into silence by his sire. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing As she entered he uttered a cry of astonishment and rage. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Henry Fielding Booth uttered a most dreadful execration at this sight, and the serjeant, who was now present, did the like. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Andrew Lang At the sight of Peronnik he uttered a piercing scream, and raised his sword, but without appearing surprised the youth only lifted his cap, though he took care to remain at a little distance. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Kate Chopin The two negroes uttered loud lamentations. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Every word that I uttered in Mr. de Crespigny’s house upon the night of his death was true. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell He uttered no complaint to me; dropped no hint on the subject. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Mlle. Blanche had prepared an excuse, and she uttered it in such sweet tones that the poor lady was as much amazed as if she had witnessed a miracle. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Charles Dickens So quietly happy, so blooming and youthful, so full of beautiful promise, that he uttered a great cry as if it were an Angel in his house; then flew to clasp her in his arms. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

And when he was gone, after a cold, estranged farewell, uttered perforce in the presence of Madame Sampiero, Barbara turned her face away to hide her tears. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

M. P. Shiel And they formed groups, of which some chatted, and were elegant, and some spoke the gravest words uttered for centuries. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Guy de Maupassant She turned round, uttered a cry, and half swimming, half walking, she went and hid altogether behind her rock; but as she must necessarily come out, I sat down on the beach and waited. Marroca by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Elizabeth Gaskell Such as, “It was wonderful with what ease Voltaire uttered witty impromptus. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

The steward might have said Antrobus — or maybe Jackson. But coming out of my stateroom with an interrogative “Mr. Jacobus?” I was met by a quiet “Yes,” uttered with a gentle smile. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

A. E. W. Mason He did not start, he uttered no word; he let his eyes quietly rest upon Sutch and waited. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Jules Verne There was but one thing to be done: to kill the person who had just uttered it. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

A placid voice uttered in the doorway: “That’s quite correct, Captain.” The large noiseless Jacobus advanced into the room. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

As to the illusion about the fourteen thousand pounds, Speers owned that the plaintiff had not uttered a word about the subject, but had peremptorily declined it. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

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

Presently he uttered a half-smothered cry. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James She stopped when she saw her friend, showed some surprise, uttered an exclamation and stood waiting for him to speak. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle The appearance of it evidently reassured him, for the look of anxiety cleared away from his features, and he uttered an exclamation of relief. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

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]

William Godwin They uttered terrific threatenings against him, but immediately after shrank away with fear, awed by the holy words and warnings which he denounced against them. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Jules Verne It was then that she uttered the cry which Hobson and Long had heard. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing In her heart there fought passions of which she had not known herself capable; above all a scorn so fierce, that had she but opened her lips it must have uttered itself. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

She uttered a mild preliminary oath of endearment and suddenly ceased speaking. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Thomas Hardy He uttered a sound which was neither sigh nor sob, but was even more indicative than either of a troubled mind. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald There he paused for a moment until his eyes became accustomed to the sun, and then seeing the girl under the awning he uttered a long even grunt of disapproval. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Washington Irving Suddenly the watch gave the alarm of ‘a sail ahead!’— it was scarcely uttered before we were upon her. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Thomas Hardy Susan uttered the lugubrious discourse three times slowly, and when it was completed the image had considerably diminished. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Edgar Allan Poe Her voice grew more gentle — grew more low — yet I would not wish to dwell upon the wild meaning of the quietly uttered words. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

He put out his arm, dropped the sharp weapon, which stuck point downwards into the wood, uttered a piercing cry, sank down, and rolled over on the floor. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

At the same moment, a whispering, low voice uttered aloud in my ear the words, “It is he!” I turned, startled; there was no one near me, no one in the room. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And she realized — the first time that it had crossed her mind — that she had not uttered a prayer since leaving home, not even since her memory had come back to her. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

A furious desire to speak filled his mouth full of words which he uttered without any connection, and with a gurgling sound in his throat. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Meredith Danvers uttered no complaint of her sufferings; happy in being the picture of them. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Andrew Lang Her fond mother, feeling as much hurt by the blow as the Princess herself, uttered such piercing cries and lamentations that the King, hearing them, entirely lost his courage and presence of mind. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

George Gissing What does it mean?’ ‘Why have you sent for me, Mr. Egremont?’ The question was uttered with some sternness, but bodily weakness subdued the voice, which shook. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

John Galsworthy After all, we’re Christians! Couldn’t! — couldn’t we join up again!’ And he uttered a deep sigh sitting there. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

H. Rider Haggard Ignosi’s chant, uttered as it was in a language as beautiful and sonorous as the old Greek, produced exactly the same effect on me, although I was exhausted with toil and many emotions. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins Before she had uttered a word he saw the terrible resolution in her face — Death, rather than yield to her own weakness and disgrace him. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

A dark-blue apparition (that of Joe Scott, fresh from a dyeing vat) appeared momentarily at the open door, uttered the words ‘He’s comed, sir,’ and vanished. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Arthur Conan Doyle One glimmer of life came into his face for an instant, and he uttered two or three words with an eager air of warning. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

George Gissing Perhaps I ought to, just to look after Mamma.’ Mrs. Frothingham uttered a little exclamation, and tried to laugh. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

At the sight of M. d’Escorval he uttered an oath. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

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

The Duchessa ran to the lamp, which she blew out, then said to little Cecchina that she forgave her, but on condition that she never uttered a word about this strange episode to anyone in the world. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Arthur Conan Doyle The Coroner: How was it, then, that he uttered it before he saw you, and before he even knew that you had returned from Bristol? Witness (with considerable confusion): I do not know. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Arthur Machen Whereupon John said that he was mad when he uttered it, and knew not what he said. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

George Eliot At first he could get no answer beyond shakes of the head and the words, ‘No — no lodging,’ uttered in the muffled tone of the deaf. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

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

Wilkie Collins He then sat down, and referred again to the entry, every word he uttered seeming to burn itself in forever (as she expressed it) on her memory and her heart. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Gissing Total— ‘Stop, Dick, stop!’ uttered his mother, under her breath. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Jules Verne Harding often remarked that when he approached the dark well which communicated with the sea, and of which the orifice opened at the back of the storeroom, Top uttered singular growlings. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

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

A quick and hearty, “Shure, you are very good, sir!” uttered in the hall without roused him from his meditations and turned his thoughts in a new direction. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every word she uttered only added to his bewilderment. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Walter Scott The man called Moncada uttered a single word; by the accent it might have been something equivalent to wretch; but none knew its import. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

George Gissing Jack uttered a phrase of stinging sarcasm with reference to Pennyloaf’s red feather; whereupon Bob smote him exactly between the eyes. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Sepp uttered a sudden exclamation and forgot everything but what he saw. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

She uttered something very like an oath, and seizing the helm steered the boat out, and the gallant came up sputtering, griped the gunwale, and was drawn in dripping. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Bussy uttered a cry of joy, and threw away his broken sword: at the same moment Monsoreau fired at Rémy, and the ball entered his brain. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins The moment he saw the necklace, he uttered a devout ejaculation of surprise and blew a whistle. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Gissing This item of her husband’s will had so embittered Mrs. Winter, that she hardly ever spoke of him; if obliged to do so, it was with cold severity that she uttered his name. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Do you expect the spirit of your father to start from the earth to blast you?’ At these words, which he uttered in a tone intended to inspire me with confidence, I shuddered with horror. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

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]

Jules Verne Suddenly John Mangles uttered an exclamation which attracted the attention of his companions. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Jack London He uttered a glad little cry and bounded to meet her, while the man-animals went back hastily several steps. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

George Elio Janet!’ This last time he uttered her name with such a shriek of terror, that Janet involuntarily started up from her knees, and stood as if petrified by the horrible vibration. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Henry James With the stroke of the loss I was so proud of he uttered the cry of a creature hurled over an abyss, and the grasp with which I recovered him might have been that of catching him in his fall. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Willa Cather Suddenly the woman stirred and uttered a cry, then another, and another. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

She heard the words that had once frightened her — riot, socialism, politics — uttered more and more frequently among the simple folk, though accompanied by derision. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Anna Katherine Green Her testimony was uttered before me in court, and was not one to rouse my apprehensions. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Mrs. Hableton uttered a cry of surprise at seeing this. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

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

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

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]

Rufus Dawes uttered one dismal cry, and then stood trembling and cowed. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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]

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]

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

La Valliere uttered a terrible shriek and threw herself back. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The words which I uttered were meant for your cousin Dorothy. I expected to find her in this room. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Madge’s words, uttered in her delirium, flashed across the doctor’s memory. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope She walked up to him, and putting out her hand, said some word or two which he did not hear; and he uttered something which was quite as much lost on her, and so their greeting was over. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry James She raised her eyes at last, and they uttered a plea for non-insistence that unspeakably touched him. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

But the calm words of Pavel and Andrey had sounded so fearless and firm, as if uttered in the little house of the suburb, and not in the presence of the court. Mother by Maksim Gorky

She uttered a cry, a shrill, almost unearthly cry, that was notwithstanding low and feeble, and clambered suddenly upon the broad stone sill of the Tudor casement. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

M. P. Shiel He presently beckoned to me, and with yet one halt and uttered “Hark!” from him, we traversed the house to my chamber. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Jules Verne Vasling uttered a shout of exultation. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

She uttered no end of exclamations. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

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

Ivan Turgenev A minute passed, and neither he nor she uttered a word. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

And then there burst from Bubbles’ lips words uttered in a broken, lamenting voice—a young, uncultivated woman’s voice: “I did forgive you—for sure. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

H. Rider Haggard Almost before the words were uttered the horrible dead was done. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Jack London He looked at me coolly and uttered a low whistle of surprise. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

She uttered a scream of agony, and would actually have followed him, but was held back, uttering shriek after shriek, that pierced every heart within hearing. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Caroline Lamb Woe to the tyrant who has betrayed his trust!”—These were the words which Elinor uttered as she gave the signal of revolt to her deluded followers. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

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

George Gissing Practically, she had uttered them before; her overbold replies were an admission of what, from the first, she supposed Beatrice to charge her with—not secret wedlock, but secret shame. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Lady Maulevrier uttered no word of reproach. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Mrs. Gaskell She had breath for nothing beyond an imploring “Don’t leave me!” uttered as she clutched my arm so tightly that I could not have quitted her, ghost or no ghost. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Leslie Stephen But angry as he was, he could find no real cause of complaint, except by imagining a fictitious conspiracy; and this complaint was never publicly uttered till long after Addison’s death. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

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

Rafael Sabatini Every word his son had uttered had been as a lash to his soul. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Henry James Waymarsh HAD, however, uttered the request that she might find him mild, and while hanging about the court before her arrival he had turned over with zeal the different ways in which he could be so. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

She uttered homely shrewd sayings, was of noble birth, and was eccentric and arbitrary. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Suddenly the look-out, posted forrard, uttered a cry, and next moment we saw ahead of us a green light. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Anthony Trollope Nor are they commonplaces when so uttered for the first or second time at least, or perhaps the third. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

He pushed hastily thorough the crowd of curious lookers-on, and, at the sight of these unexpected erections, uttered a cry of anger and dismay. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

I uttered an exclamation of surprise, and Mr. Penrith asked me what was the matter. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne I know not who it was, but some one at that moment uttered an involuntary cry of horror. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Marjorie Bowen Visconti started back, he stared at it, uttered a hoarse sound, stooped and picked it up. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Their number corresponded to his expectations; he uttered a cry of joy. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope He had never stopped to think whether the curse as uttered by the woman, might or might not be true. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

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

I heard two names — Chelius and what sounded like a Dutch word, Bommaerts. Then to my joy I caught Elfenbein, and when uttered it seemed to be followed by a laugh. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Anthony Trollope Words must be spoken which would be painful in the speaking, and regrets must be uttered by me which could not certainly be shared by him. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

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

Heyst uttered no word of recognition or surprise. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

At the cry uttered by the duke and the scream of Patrick, the man whom Felton had met in the antechamber rushed into the chamber. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The words he had just uttered had brought Ivy vividly before him. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

As Mr. Pity uttered the third and last call for candidates, the young man advanced boldly into the arena. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

After all, you and he were dear friends?” She uttered that last sentence in a tone she strove to make conciliatory. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Gustave Flauber All his men uttered simultaneously a loud howl, and Matho, carried away by so much passion, exclaimed that he accepted the alliance. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

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

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]

Sometimes on the spur of the moment he uttered words which I have never forgotten. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

A. E. W. Mason Favart stared and uttered an oath. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

George Gissing They had come home from a Richter concert, and Alma uttered a regret that she had not her violin here. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

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]

Thoughts, not varied but strong, occupied my mind; two voices spoke within me; again and again they uttered the same monotonous phrases. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Henry James Gravener uttered a sound of impatience, and I felt sure that but for this I should have had the secret. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Henry James Rowland demanded more light, dropped his head on this side and that, uttered vague exclamations. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The committal of the crime was merely the fulfilment of the words uttered in anger. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassan Her daughter, irritated at losing continually, grew more animated, excited, uttered cries of vexation or of triumph, and flew impetuously from one end of the court to the other. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Imputations were made, such as I presume were never before uttered by one lawyer against another in a court of law. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Towards three o’clock in the morning Herbert uttered a piercing cry. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing I uttered the sentence once or twice, that my ear might test its truth. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

I say I do —(and he uttered an unpleasant exclamation). Wylder’s Hand 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]

Jules Verne Nicholl uttered a cry, and he and his companions rushed to the scuttle. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Machen Only by music, if at all, can such things be expressed, since they are ineffable; not to be uttered in any literal or logical speech of men. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Henry James The only words uttered were three or four of Mr. Probert’s, with Gaston’s rejoinder, as they crossed the Place de la Concorde. “We should have to have them to dinner. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Thomas Hardy She uttered a forced little laugh as she relinquished his quickly. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

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]

Henry Handel Richardson He learnt tunes more easily than he learnt his letters; could hum “Rock of Ages” and “Sun of my Soul” before he uttered a word. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing This astounding old woman, at the age of four score, had begun to paint? So confused was Dyce’s state of mind, that, on perceiving the truth of the matter, he all but uttered an exclamation. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Benjamin Disraeli The blessing of her father, uttered by his long-loved lips, had descended on her brow, and been sealed with his passionate embrace. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

I won’t call your untruths lies, because that is a harsh word, and, to my thinking, should not be used about an untruth when that untruth is uttered justifiably. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

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]

George Gissing I whispered to him that he was an ass, and that if he uttered the word plague to any one in the house, I would cut his ears off. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It seemed somehow fitting that it should be she who gave him this message—who should have uttered those few indifferent words which had suddenly become the voice of fate. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Thomas Hardy They had no remarks to make to each other, and they uttered none. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope She uttered one loud shriek, and then covering her face with her hands burst out into a wail of sobs. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett Every warning that had been uttered for years past concerning that floor was remembered with startling distinctness. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

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

I uttered no cry, made no resistance. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Some one in that room uttered a cry, but it may be that it only rose in my heart and that the one I heard came from my father’s lips. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Guy de Maupassan A diamond upon a slight, golden thread depended from her ear; from time to time she uttered a remark which evoked a smile upon his lips. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Andrew Lang The cries she uttered softened the heart of the Prince; he took the stone from his mouth, and drawing his sword he rushed after the giant, so as to give the lady time to escape. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She uttered no syllable of self-justification or denial. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope So after a few more senseless words on either side, words which each knew to be senseless as he uttered them, they both rode on their own ways. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope