Phrases with "village"

Jules Verne Le village est trop près de nous Visez au-delà, bien au-delà, vous dis-je! . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

George Meredith A chalet supplied them with fresh milk, and the inn of a village on a perch with the midday meal. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Every Sunday, morning and afternoon, the two cracked, flat-toned bells at the church in the mother village called the faithful to worship. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

The spicy scent of sweet-currant blossoms hung in the dewy air that wrapped one of the darkened village houses. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Smithers ushered the village butcher in. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Thomas Hughes Our village was blessed amongst other things with a well-endowed school. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

In the next village an old woman, who was standing at a cottage gate, stopped them as they were passing on. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell And I, as an invalid, or perhaps from natural tendency, was particularly fond of little bits of village gossip. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Then, to make matters worse, all the village chiefs were at war with one another. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

We learnt afterwards that he had buried himself in a little fishing village somewhere in Norfolk.” Larose gasped. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

The other day in Smolyakov, a village not far from here, they came to extort the taxes; and your peasants got stubborn and flew into a passion. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The next morning Larose was early abroad and driving into the adjoining village of Westleton, proceeded to interview the village policeman. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

T. E. Lawrence The Aima men, who knew every blade of grass on these, their own village pastures, crept, unharmed, within three hundred yards of the Turkish machine-guns. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Elizabeth Gaskell A number of the Times, five days old, had been in constant demand in all the sitting-rooms of a certain inn in a little mountain village of North Wales, through a long July morning. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Olaf Stapledon The average individual in the new order, in whatever land he lived, was either a village craftsman in one of the specialized sub-atomic skills or a sort of glorified subsistence farmer. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence How was it? Then she saw a villagethere were always houses passing. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton It prepares the mind for a little sermon in the style of the Vicar of Wakefield about how you and I should be satisfied with our countrified innocence and our simple village sports. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

He built a tidy little Continental village of stone houses, twenty-eight in all, laid out in streets, and induced them to live in them. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne Après que les fiancés eurent reçu la bénédiction du pope au village de Vulkan, ils revinrent à Werst, où maître Koltz leur avait réservé la plus belle chambre de sa maison. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

When he had sat in his own village church only last Sunday between his mother and sister, he had seen the empty place on his chancel wall where the tablet to his memory would be put up. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Sinclair Lewis The village street, stretching out toward the wheat fields beyond, grew hotter and more hazy to their old eyes. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The village musicians had only excited him worse with their music. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Rudyard Kipling There was one corner of a village near by, which we generally passed with caution, because all the yellow pariah-dogs of the place gathered about it. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Anthony Trollope She went on along the road towards Devizes, and about two miles from the village she came to a lane turning to the left, with a finger-post. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The singularity of this sacred village is, that Jews constitute the majority of the population. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Olaf Stapledon One remarkable institution was almost universal, namely the village ‘meeting’, a gathering of all the villagers for the planning of their communal life. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell Now and then a cart or carriage drove up — I could hear them ascending the rough village street long before they stopped at the “Halbmond,” the village inn. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Lights were dotted here and there about the valley, telling of village life. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Now, all the way from this turning to the foot of the hill on which the village was stretched asleep in the tender sunshine, there was on either side of the road a stream of living water. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Virginia Woolf No, not in a village she said to herself; and they jogged through the village. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Anthony Trollope It had taken place in a remote town, a village in the northern part of Prussia, whither she had been taken by her mother to join him. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

John Lewis Burckhard After nine hours and a half we passed a village called El Waset, built among the date-groves, and having extensive gardens of fruit-trees in its vicinity. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Mark Twain And not only in great London, but also in the little village where he was born, where he lived a quarter of a century, and where he died and was buried. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

I married her in a village church in the Lake country; a quiet little church half hidden among the hills which encircle Derwentwater—a sweet spot. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Andrew Lang It was night when they reached the village where dwelt the mother of Gudu’s betrothed, who laid meat and millet porridge before them. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

After we had started on our second day’s march she asked me how soon we should come to the first village of the inhabited country. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell At the foot of these rocks come a rich, verdant meadow or two; and then you are at Pen-Morfa. The village well is sharp down under the rocks. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Mark Twain A phrenologist and a mesmerizer came — and went again and left the village duller and drearier than ever. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Jules Verne Glenarvan eût peut-être trouvé là les renseignements qu’il cherchait, mais le plus sûr était d’arriver au village de Tandil. On ne s’arrêta pas. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Then in the evening came the letter from the Michigan village which she had left nearly a week ago. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

Sometimes she rode into the village with the old Squire; she sat in the Wyvern pew every Sunday; hut except on those and like occasions, the townsfolk saw little of her. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The village contains some 400 souls, and throughout the country the maximum would be about 500 spears, or 4,000 of both sexes, whilst the minimum is a couple of dozen. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

He was no ordinary baker, but a ship’s carpenter by trade who had come to the neighbouring village on a visit to relatives, met his present wife, married her, and cast anchor inland. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Charles Stur Many very excellent farms are to be found on the banks of the Sturt and the Onkaparinga, on the latter of which the village of Noorlunga has been established, at the point where the road crosses it. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Mark Twain Back yonder, an hour’s journey from here, we passed through an Arab village of stone dry-goods boxes (they look like that,) where Noah’s tomb lies under lock and key. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The Burtons spent their summer in a diminutive Christian village called B’ludan, on the Anti-Lebanon, at the head of the Vale of Zebedani, Burton having chosen it as his sanitarium. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

They forded the stream, and trotted up the little village street, the cottagers gazing admiringly after them till they disappeared within the great arched gate-way. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

D. H. Lawrence They are trudging from one village to another, across the wild valleys. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

John Galsworthy And the South Sea bunch! Oh, la, la! And the poets, the splash-and-splutter school don’t get within miles of Nature. The village idiot school is a bit better, certainly. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis Sondelius returned to Blackwater, but Martin remained in the tent village for two days, giving them the phage, making notes, directing the amateur nurses. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

They clattered through the little village of Grange. Some woman came to a lighted door to watch them pass. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Mark Twain So small! Why, it was no larger than an American village of four thousand inhabitants, and no larger than an ordinary Syrian city of thirty thousand. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The Admiral had been coming to the Abbey for several years and there was not a village that he did not know something about, or a creek with which he was not familiar. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

It seemed ages ago since April, when the village was a foaming mass of damson blossom, and the “plum winter” had set in just when spring really seemed to have arrived for good. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

The village was built up a long hill-side; the church and schools being at the top, and the ‘Greyhound’ at the bottom. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Buried in deep forestfenced on one side by the lonely estuary — no town or village lying beyond it; seaward the little old-world road that passes by it is quite forsaken by traffic. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson And you can hear a splashing and a prattle of voices from the shed under the old kirk, where the village women wash and wash all day among the fish and water-lilies. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Galsworthy The village church! — that fellow Riggs was always shying at something. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Sir Walter Scott The village of — was soon several miles behind him. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Rudyard Kipling What is the meaning of this cattle-herding work?” “It is an order,” said Mowgli. “I am a village herd for a while. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman The Townsend ancestors had founded the village a hundred years ago. The Vacant Lot by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Maria Edgeworth Without music and dancing there is no perfect joy in France. Never was fête du village or fête du Seigneur more joyful than this. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Tobias Smolle This night we passed at a place called Radicofani, a village and fort, situated on the top of a very high mountain. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

We were drenched in five minutes, and in this plight resumed our seats in the carriage, and set off for Guasco (a village where we were to pass the night) in the midst of the pelting storm. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jack London But no village greeted his eyes. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

James Payn The Christmas Waits, as I suppose?” “Yes, my Lady. They came up from the village a little while ago, and have been staying in the servants-hall for the clock to strike twelve. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Isabella Bird After passing the pretty little village of Dartmouth, we came upon some wigwams of birch-bark among the trees. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

John Lewis Burckhard Half an hour farther, we reached the village of Sak el Djemel (ساق الجمل), belonging to the district called Wady Debot, and alighted at the Shikh’s house, where we passed the night. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Laura’s grandmother had never tramped ten miles on a Sunday night to hear her husband preach in a village chapel. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope If he would publish his accounts half-yearly in the village newspaper —” “There isn’t a village newspaper. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As he came out into the village street the wind whirled down it, so that he had to put his ear and shoulder against it, and push his way forward. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Sinclair Lewis The first tradition, repeated in scores of magazines every month, is that the American village remains the one sure abode of friendship, honesty, and clean sweet marriageable girls. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

T. E. Lawrence The village lay stilly under its slow wreaths of white smoke, as we rode near, on our guard. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Thomas Hughes That’s the fair true sketch, as far as it goes, of one of the larger village feasts in the Vale of Berks, when I was a little boy. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

George Gissing Edward Norman’s grief was sacred even to the impertinence of village gossip. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Once beneath the trees, the body rose straight into the air, and as it disappeared into the foliage above, the terrified negroes, screaming with fright, broke into a mad race for the village gate. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

W. H. Hudson I was led to this conclusion by the discovery of a village site where no large round stones, knives and scrapers were found, and no large arrow-heads of the usual type. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Both dead in the one hour! He was helped to his horse, the child lifted to him by a village girl, then he called to the hounds and rode away. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Edith Wharton Odo, for his part, had small taste for the sports in which Gianozzo and the village lads took pleasure. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The village policeman turned out to be a very intelligent young fellow, and for the benefit of Larose quickly repeated his tale. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

H. Rider Haggard Then there came into that village a white man, whose wife gave birth to a daughter and died. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

About a quarter of an hour would have to elapse before it would be time to say his good-byes and make his way across the village green to the station, with a selected escort of nephews and nieces. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

John Lewis Burckhard At three hours and three quarters, to our left, was the village Wadhye (ﻪﻴﺿﺍﻭ), and a little farther the village Zaky (ﻲﻛﺍﺯ). Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Robert Louis Stevenson Early one night, Jack rose, and took the sword, and was gone out of the house and the village in the darkness. Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang The cottage was always full of village children, for they amused Snowflake, and there was nothing in the world they would not have done to amuse her. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jack London An’ over there”— I pointed to where I had placed my village —“is a lot of tramps. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

From the Sanjika village on the Gaboon, the “Tem” hill was seen bearing due east (Mag.) and the Mbíká 92°. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

This was undoubtedly the favourite retreat of Cortes, and it is now one of the prettiest villages near Mexico. Its church is wonderfully handsome; one of the finest village churches we have yet seen. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Thomas Wolfe Forest and field, village and farm, tilled land and pasture stroked past with the deliberate but devouring movement of high velocity. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And in this peaceful village I have found all that I hope for — all that I desire. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Rudyard Kipling A seal did not go very far, for each mouth in the little village had a right to be filled, and neither bone, hide, nor sinew was wasted. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

The village girls were splendid vivid creatures with coal-black hair, a swinging walk, and a straightforward, man-to-man demeanour which was probably a by-product of the revolution. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

She accordingly told them that, in the neighbouring village of Burton, there were several old women as “much witches as she was. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope But for her to marry a shopkeeper’s son, in the very village in which he lived, was more than he could bear. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

What kind of a village is Pett’s Hatch?’ ‘It isn’t a village at all. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

D. H. Lawrence A wild little village came in sight. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Away in front three girls in brown costume are walking along the side of the white high-road, going with panniers towards a village up a slight incline. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Guy de Maupassan He bowed when within three feet and, assuming a smiling air, cried: “Well, Madame la Baronne, how are you?” It was the village priest. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne Je trouve donc sage d’éviter ce village de Ngarnavahia, de le tourner, de fuir toute rencontre des indigènes. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Thomas Hardy The dragoons passed without seeing him; but when he turned out into the road again it was impossible to retreat towards Overcombe village because of the yeomen. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Walter Scott He was, indeed, of a grave musing sort of habit, and often preferred solitary walks, in the wild and beautiful scenery with which the village is surrounded, to the use of the gun. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

George Meredith Barto Rizzo was, it was said, born in a village near Forli, in the dominions of the Pope; according to the rumour, he was the child of a veiled woman and a cowled paternity. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Thomas Hughes Now that Benjy was laid on the shelf, and his young brothers were still under petticoat government, Tom, in search of companions, began to cultivate the village boys generally more and more. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Even these few buildings were strung out along the roadside, so far between and so sunken in greenery that there seemed no village at all. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jules Verne Le berger n’était point homme à reculer, et, au fond, peut-être pensait-il que Franz de Télek pourrait donner un bon conseil dont le village ferait son profit. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

H. G. Wells That line of fluttering patched and tattered garments so characteristic of old-world village scenery vanished from the earth. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

In this part of the country there is no want of churches; every little village has its wooden temple, and many of them too; that the Methodists and Presbyterians may not clash. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

All scamps and villains come to hide themselves in London. But in a quiet country village I shall be buried alive. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Leon Trotsky In almost every village there were individual peasants who as youths had come under the influence of the older generation of revolutionaries. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I walked briskly forward to find the village store, when suddenly I heard a motor car again, and turning round saw to my dismay that it was the same one that had just passed me, coming back. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

At the Tondo village the skull of a gorilla was remarked. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Cut off from all efficient aid, with only a village doctor in La Bouille, and Rouen two hours away, what could they have done? He discovered that his three children were walking about in low shoes. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Jules Verne Le canot de l’infortuné Marion avait accosté le village à sept heures du matin. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Anthony Trollope As he walked up to his house through the village he met Mr. Puddleham. “So Sam Brattle is off again, sir,” said the minister. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Jules Verne Alors l’idée lui vint que les efforts de Franz seraient inutiles, qu’il ne parviendrait même pas à franchir l’enceinte, qu’il serait forcé de revenir au village de Vulkan . Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

And it is a lonely route, with no wayside cottages, and no village other than Ham Green. The Franchise is the only spot of human interest for miles. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

I read him the first winter I was at Columbus, and when I went down from the village the next winter, to take up my legislative correspondence again, I read him more than ever. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Thomas Hardy He now had lodgings during the week in the little town, whence he returned to Marygreen village every Saturday evening. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Under its thin carpet of snow, the pretty village of Golden Friars looked strangely to their eyes. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

H. G. Wells He had just passed over a compact, whitewashed, village with a straight church tower and steep red-tiled roofs. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Having disarmed suspicion — just as the boat’s crew had done in the case of his friend — he waited, and one dark night surrounded the village with a well-armed, hostile force. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Of this I had a very pleasant instance in a village on this side Philippopolis, where we were met by our domestic guards. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Among these, perhaps, the loveliest is one situated in the beautiful village of Bloomingdale; here, within the space of sixteen acres, almost every variety of garden scenery may be found. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

D. H. Lawrence But it was only a hill, with undistinguishable cluster of a village on the summit, where even now cold wisps of vapour caught. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mrs. Ruff had left for the village several hours before; since then she had not been seen. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Jules Verne The village is most picturesquely grouped on a kind of esplanade, and runs along at about sixty feet from the river. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

It was in the early morning on the day when the battle of Hehnsdorff was fought, and Max’s regiment, with two others of the line, were sent to occupy the village on the right bank of the river. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Mark Twain A Syrian village is the sorriest sight in the world, and its surroundings are eminently in keeping with it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Algernon Blackwood Hibbert, always conscious of two worlds, was in this mountain village conscious of three. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

John Galsworthy The village required a daily bulletin, her mother had been writing or ‘phoning almost daily to a dozen people. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Mr. and Mrs. Satterthwaite of Bassenthwaite village walked down with them. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The scene later in the day, when Frederick entered the village under the guardianship of the police, was indescribable. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens He carries the village — that is to be — with him: a few frame cottages, and an apparatus for smelting the copper. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was the village doctor; a man of some fifty years, whom, at an earlier period of his life, we introduced as paying a professional visit to Ethan Brand during the latter’s supposed insanity. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Richard Burton Those coming from the North assume the pilgrim-garb at or off the village of Rabigh. 17 These sheets are not positively necessary; any clean cotton cloth not sewn in any part will serve equally well. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

To approach the village at night a timid man requires great strategy. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Sometimes on the road a similar procession from another village came into view; but never one with so magnificent a garland. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

This was Binfield House (‘The Hall’, everybody called it), and the top of the hill was known as Upper Binfield, though there was no village there and hadn’t been for a hundred years or more. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Some good Truand left it, that came through this village faring west; that means “dangerous. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

However, he was not going straight there, but, instead, was intending to break his journey at the little village of Horton, about a mile distant from the lane. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

T. E. Lawrence It seemed a village of about one hundred houses, buried in gardens among mounds of earth some twenty feet in height. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Thomas Hardy The village was silent, most of the folk having gone to the fair. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells The botanist touches my arm and nods towards a pretty little lead-paned window, through which we see a village sleeping under cloudy moonlight go flashing by. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

When at length we had reached a small rising ground overlooking my village the procession stopped, and every one who had a part to act in the ceremony received a taper, which was forthwith lighted. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Anthony Trollope As you pass along the road from Guestwick into the village you see the church near to you on your left hand; but the house is hidden from the road. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James It is very possible, however, that at this period there was not an Irishman in Concord; the place would have been a village community operating in excellent conditions. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Outside in the sunny village street Mr. Roland Martin was leaning back in the corner of his limousine smoking a cigar and waiting for the hero of the hour. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Like a geographical Lord Byron, the isolated village of Gartley awoke one morning to find itself famous. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Rudyard Kipling Night found them adventuring into new territory — some chosen village spied three hours before across the fat land, and much discussed upon the road. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Sir Frank brought the gem to him on the afternoon of the day succeeding Mrs. Jasher’s death, and while the whole village was buzzing with excitement. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins About three miles from Tidbury-on-the-Marsh, there is a village called Little London; sometimes, popularly entitled, in allusion to the characters frequenting it, ‘Hell-End’. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Mark Twain The village weekly journal had lately gone into new hands. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

When presently He sighed, the lame man said: ‘I have money; there is a village close handy. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Sir Walter Scott To line the enclosures facing the open ground and the road by which the enemy must move from it upon the village was the work of a short time. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

T. E. Lawrence At Buseira, the little village on a hull of rock over the abyss, they insisted that we halt to eat. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The water for the camp is found in the river, but supplies of grain come from the village of Kipora farther on. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Sinclair Lewis Jay had enough skill in his trade of village gallant to be able to answer, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Often I was in one end of a village when the Boche was in the other. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Jules Verne Pendant la journée du 19 août, les postillons dépassèrent le village de Karabounar, et arrivèrent le soir très tard au village de Bourgaz, bâti sur le golfe de ce nom. Kéreban le Tétu by Jules Verne [1883]

John Lewis Burckhard Piastres and paras have only been known here since the invasion of the Mamelouks. The village of Derr stands in a grove of date trees, and consists of about two hundred houses. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

It did not take him long to deal with the other visitors and to send the village girl away unrewarded, having examined her face and said that he did not recognize her. Burmese Days by George Orwell

It was not till Cluffe, as he emerged from the Phoenix, saw Sturk’s figure stalking in the glimpses of the moon, under the village elm, that he suddenly recollected and marched up to him. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Isabella Bird The village women knit and stare. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Bram Stoker Throughout the little village and its surroundings was to be found no girl child of an age reasonably suitable for the purpose required. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

But I found that not only the name but the village atmosphere survived. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Elizabeth Gaskell But Haworth village was wild and lonely, and the Brontes but little known, owing to their want of connections. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Sinclair Lewis She had found one man in the prairie village who did not appreciate her picture of winding streets and arcades, but she had assembled the town council and dramatically defeated him. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

In such a village as my colored brother drove me through on the way to the beach it was of an absolute fitness; and I wish I could convey a due sense of the exquisite keeping of the place. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Mark Twain They had shut up the inhabitants of a village and a Turkish garrison in an old fort near Jericho, and were besieging them. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Ann Radcliffe From this room the whole village was liberally supplied with physical comfort; for it was the pride of Madame to believe herself skilful in relieving the disorders of her neighbours. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

He also says he asked him to bring the village Constable along with him but the doctor said later he did not take in that part of the message, and in consequence he came alone. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Strict cognizance was taken in all the villages near the capital, of every person who had passed through, or entered, or left the village within a certain space of time. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

He had not been there many moments when a carriage dashed furiously up the steep village street, the horses galloping past the window of the room in which Boringdon sat writing. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Andrew Lang In the same village there lived three brothers, who were all determined to kill the mischievous hawk. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nynauld 11 relates that in a village of Switzerland, near Lucerne, a peasant was attacked by a wolf, whilst he was hewing timber; he defended himself, and smote off a fore-leg of the beast. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

A space of white, stony, glaring plain separates the village from the quarried mountains beyond, the flanks of which show all gashed and hewn away. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Arthur Morrison Here Hewitt, after some little trouble, succeeded in hiring a village cart, and while the driver was harnessing the horse, cut a couple of short sticks from the hedge. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Andrew Lang And taking another road he reached the village long before they did. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The castle is a ruin; the very village is deserted; it is fifty years since the smoke of a chimney was seen there; not a roof left. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence The village itself is just a long, winding, darkish street, in shadow, of houses and shops and a smithy. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Charles Kingsley She was sitting one evening at the window with Lucia, looking out into the village and the pleasure-grounds before the hotel. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle The lengthy journey completed, I reached a quaint, old-world village in Yorkshire, found the house, and was cordially received. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Willa Cather The village was but a single street. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

D. H. Lawrence They bought food in a village shop, and sat under a tree near a field where men were already cutting oats, in a warm valley. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens It was full of people; the whole village was there, or in the yard; and there was a surgeon, and there was Joe, and there were a group of women, all on the floor in the midst of the kitchen. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This is clearly marked in the latest edition of the issued maps as a Number Two road between Hegel and the village of Les Estaples.” “Your map is of no consequence,” the man replied. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling I’ve just come from the village — The Village that Voted the Earth was Flat.’ She swept into that song with the full orchestra. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

James Anthony Froude Bunyan preached wherever opportunity served—in woods, in barns, on village greens, or in town chapels. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Some were regular visitors to farmhouses where boarders were taken; others were staying for the fishing at village inns, or had their own homes in one of the surrounding villages. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Rudyard Kipling He was lying doggo in a village about fifteen miles off, waiting to get a fresh gang together. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

D. H. Lawrence The address gave a village some few miles away; the date was three days before. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

It has a population of half a million and it contains fewer decent buildings than the average East Anglian village of five hundred. Collected Essays by George Orwell

His new appointment was to Tyre — a somewhat distant village of traditional local pride and substance — and he was to be married only a day or so before entering upon his pastoral duties there. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Though we took twelve hours to cover the thirty miles that separated us from Yokohama, we admitted this much while we waited for our train in a village by the sea. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling There is no village at Pygang-Watai; only a stream of water, some palms, and a harbour safe to rest in till the first violence of the southeast monsoon has blown itself out. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

William Dampier Manta is a small Indian village on the Main, distant from the island Plata 7 or 8 leagues. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Anatole France These are nothing but glass beads, good only for children to play with, or to be used in the crown of a village Holy Virgin, where they would have a charming effect. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

As they rode through Portinscale village over the stream by old Crosthwaite Church into Keswick (the shadow of Skiddaw, russet and silver-grey, sprawling above them), he fell into thought. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

With that unrecognised he might remain in the next village to Sutherlandtown without fear of being called up as a witness against Frederick. But could he suppress it? He thought he could. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Jules Verne Lorsqu’il eut été ramené au village et déposé dans la chambre de maître Koltz, il n’avait pas encore prononcé une seule parole. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]