Phrases with "voice"

Elizabeth Gaskell His voice was hoarse, and trembling with tender passion, as he said:— ‘Margaret!’ For an instant she looked up; and then sought to veil her luminous eyes by dropping her forehead on her hands. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Even to a proud spirit it is difficult to take No when the voice that says it is kind and sorrowful and all but loving. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

H. G. Wells Had they gone out? Were they standing at the door looking out into the night and listening? Amanda had found the chink and her voice sounded nearer. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was sorry when the voice died away, and there was a rearranging of seats and a businesslike quiet — the ancient game of Truth had begun. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

H. G. Wells I bawled to this nigger to come back, until my voice went up into a scream. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

A very young voice it sounded. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

She lowered her voice to a whisper. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

G. K. Chesterton Suppose —” “I have been in it,” answered the voice from the tall and strange figure, “and I know it was not. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope There was a piteous whine about his father’s voice which once more deceived him. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I heard the voice of one whose mind was fixed on a far horizon. Prester John by John Buchan

George Meredith And yet the voice did not waver. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Andrew Lang Delighted at this discovery, he was about to hasten to the village when he heard a woman’s voice weeping and lamenting, and calling on the men to take pity on her and help her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

His mind became more and more lulled into the divine tranquillity of contemplation; he felt himself a nobler being, and in the silence of his senses he imagined that he heard the voice of his soul. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

The phone rang and a woman’s voice asked for Mr. David King. Cliona sent the cook to look for David, who, besides being gardener and garage-man was, ex officio, the cook’s husband. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

George Gissing About nine o’clock he left the house and walked to Aston Church. While he stood there, waiting for the tram, a voice fell upon his ear that caused him to look round. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The voice of E. Brunswick Hudson quivered with passion but it was pitched low so as not to reach passers-by. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

The opera was “Lucia de Lammermoor.” The prima donna, La Rossi, has a voice of much sweetness, sings correctly and with taste, is graceful in her movements, but sadly deficient in strength. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

H. G. Wells The most popular and best adapted for general use appears to have been “Shut it,” or, in a voice of scornful detachment —“Gam I” There were others almost equally popular. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Victor Hugo It was the voice of Gwynplaine, but in the mouth of Ursus. Ursus, by a sign which he made through the door ajar, forbade the expression of any astonishment. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope Mother, it is impossible I should see that young man walking out of your house in that way without speaking of it; although I’m well aware that my voice here goes for nothing now. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith The voice of Barto Rizzo, singing “Vittoria!” stopped Rinaldo’s reply: but Wilfrid read it in his smile at that word. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

James Joyce He heard the voice of the prefect of the chapel saying the last prayers. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The fifth and last book contains inquiries into the cause of variation in the colour of the eyes and hair, the abundance of hair, the sleep of the embryo, sight and hearing, voice and the teeth. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Wilkie Collins The future prima donna had done practicing her scales, and was trying her voice now in selections from Italian operas. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

The mouth was comically small, and the voice that came from it was modest out of all proportion to the great body. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Anthony Trollope It might have been so in this case, though Wharton’s voice and gait had not been those of a drunken man. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Once when his voice failed him the whole House got up and cheered. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Bitterly she rued her bravado; tried to atone for it by carrying on, in a voice raised to all but a shout against the din. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

Victor Hugo At the same time the voice cried out. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

His face purpled with a rage greater than that awakened by the presumptuous Numbers, his mouth worked horribly, and it was some moments before he could sufficiently control his voice to speak. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling His theme was a well-worn one, but his deep holding voice made it fresh. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Virginia Woolf Suddenly, with an awful and ominous voice, a voice full of horror and alarm which raised every hair of anguish in Orlando’s soul, St Paul’s struck the first stroke of midnight. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Jane Austen He turned away to recover himself, and when he spoke again, though his voice still faltered, his manner shewed the wish of self-command, and the resolution of avoiding any farther allusion. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Robert Louis Stevenson And a voice within me answered, No. While we were face to face, while I still saw before my eyes the man to whom I belonged as the hand belongs to the body, my indignation held me bravely up. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Stooping down to unloose the buckles, and in this position resting his head against the straw wall of one of the cabins, a voice reached his ear from it . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

George Gissing The voice was Mrs. Ormonde’s. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

At that moment Sir Robert’s voice was heard in issuing some directions, as he came downstairs; and Lady Ardagh exclaimed, hurriedly: ‘Go now and see him yourself. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

At length in a low sepulchral voice She pronounced the following words. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Thomas Hardy I am startled by a voice pronouncing my name. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

This was the voice of the soldiers — the stirring millions of uniformed workers and peasants were men like them, and their thoughts and feelings were the same . Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

His voice wailed pitifully in the darkness: “Come aft somebody! I can’t stand this. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

His voice yet rang in my ears. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

Elizabeth Von Arnim Everything that lovely voice touched at once became important and beautiful. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Sinclair Lewis His knees grew sick and old and quavery as he heard the landlady’s voice loud below-stairs: “Now wot do they want? It’s eleven o’clock. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

The Master-Attendant’s voice vibrated dully with hoarse emphasis. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Anna Katherine Green She noted Mr. Roberts’ hands, because they shamed hers, and she was just stopping to pull her gloves from her coat-pocket when Correy’s voice rang out and everything else was forgotten. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Still He persisted in his design; and with a voice unassured and frequent interruptions, He contrived to finish the four first lines of the page. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Willa Cather I don’t suppose her voice will sound natural to me. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Virginia Woolf The voice of the singer interrupted. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

I was a relation of the Riegos. And there came upon his voice a strange ardour; a swiftness into his utterance. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Willa Cather You have some voice already, and if in the beginning, when you are with things-to-play, you know that what you will not tell me, then you can learn to sing, may-be. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

H. G. Wells As I came up upon the landing her voice rose again. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

George Gissing The bell rang; Ruth hastened to answer it; Harvey’s voice sounded. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Thomas Hardy They receded from each other several paces when a voice cried “Farfrae!” It was Henchard’s, who stood regarding him. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

He told me he was a staff officer; and then talking in a voice such, I suppose, as the damned alone use, a croaking of rage and pain, he said he had a favour to beg of me. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

George Meredith Then Wilfrid’s voice was heard. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle I can see him now, his broad white face convulsed with fury, his light blue eyes sparkling like flints, his great voice roaring and crashing amid the roll of the musketry. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

M. P. Shiel But my voice was drowned, and drowned again, in the whirling tumult. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

So they began to sing, voice answering voice In strains alternate — for alternate strains The Muses then were minded to recall- First Corydon, then Thyrsis in reply. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

The dual speaker had nerves of steel, and his voice never trembled, but for all that, his face had blanched a horrid sickly colour, and his forehead was pricked out in little beads of sweat. The Hatton Garden Crime by Arthur Gask [1945]

Her perfidious friend’s voice had assumed the most affectionate tone; she spoke as a woman, but concealed the instincts of a wolf. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Gustave Flauber He called into the distance, but no voice replied. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Public opinion sided with Gevrol. Every voice denounced the tall sunburnt man with the gray blouse. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Thomas Hardy A faint, though deep, voice told him to come in. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli My happiness for life is dependent on its reception!’ He spoke with an air and voice of agitation. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Nothing could be more impressive than his reading of the prayers; they were prayed, not read: and his voice was one of those persuasive, musical voices you don’t often hear. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

I require a counsellor whose voice will encourage me, for one is a bad judge of his own cause, and this crime has plunged me into an abyss of hesitations. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

F. Scott Fitzgerald She began to talk without looking around: “Listen what happened!” Her voice was loud, to compete with the water running in the tub. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Almost he fancied that he could hear the girl’s voice calling to him softly, calling him away for ever from all the things that lay across the threshold of Mrs. De la Mere’s flat. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Zona Gale And such a tender, beguiling, cajoling little voice it was. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Sinclair Lewis She had a hard-boiled-egg forehead and a flatiron jaw, which harmonized with her milk-can voice to compose a domestic symphony. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Miles Franklin Would I really make a singer? I with the voice which had often been ridiculed; I who had often blasphemously said that I would sell my soul to be able to sing just passably. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Besides, we police are fairly decent as a force —” he lowered his voice to a stage whisper —“except for Carter, here. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Charles Dickens As I stood aside to let that carriage pass, apprehensive that it might otherwise run me down, a head was put out at the window, and a voice called to the driver to stop. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She has a large income, a flat somewhere in Paris, where she lives with her two children, and she is taking a mature course of voice production to enable her to sing publicly again. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

The air was mephitic: loud with foot and voice and glass. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

While pausing irresolute, he heard Mervale’s voice calling on him, and, to his great relief, discovered his friend making his way through the throng. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

John Galsworthy The night was clear, and he had a longing to hear the voice of his country. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Walter Scott His voice faltered, however, when he came to announce, “that it were unjust she should be bound by the engagement which she had been graciously contented to abide under. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

E. F. Benson Her voice on the other hand was marvellously distinct, and he heard a great deal about the misfortunes which had come to so brilliant a conclusion last night. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Virginia Woolf But now mystery had brushed them with her wing; they had heard the voice of authority; the spirit of religion was abroad with her eyes bandaged tight and her lips gaping wide. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Radclyffe Hall The first stars were shining, but as yet very faintly, when she found herself driving through the gates of Morton. Heard Puddle’s voice calling: ‘Wait a minute. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The contrast resembled what you see in exchanging a bleak, hilly, coal country for a beautiful fertile valley; and his voice and greeting were as opposite as his aspect. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

M. R. James First the thin voice of the pavilion clock, then the deeper sound from the Castle quadrangle, then Lupton’s Tower, drowning the Curfew Tower by its nearness. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

E. F. Benson Lucia even overlooked the fact that she had sung in the carols on Christmas night, though she had herself declared that it was the voice of the red-haired boy which was so peculiarly painful to her. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He heard the voice of the attendant. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

D. H. Lawrence George, began, in that deliberate voice that so annoyed Emily: “It does make you mad, though, to touch the fur, and not be able to grab him”— he laughed quietly. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Now, although the voice was soft and respectful, Henri frowned, for it was as distasteful to him as the noise of thunder was to Augustus. “Madame de St. Luc!” said he. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

E. F. Benson Such a pity, because your voice carries perfectly now. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Miles Franklin Bah, there’s no fear of that! I hate and detest men!” “I suppose you are rehearsing some more airs to show off with tonight,” sneered a voice behind me. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

He approached the princesses, who were engaged in conversation with the Duke of Norfolk, and, in a voice which ill concealed his impatience, said, “It is now time to disembark, your royal highness. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Joseph Furphy I heard, plain and clear, the voice of a woman singing old familiar songs; and that voice has been silent in death for ten years — silent to me for three years before that. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Henry Handel Richardson He heard her voice above all the rest; it rang out clear and resonant, just as on that former occasion when she had drunk freely of champagne. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton That dry even voice was even more detestable to listen to than he had expected. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Wilkie Collins The voice of the sentinel at the next post was heard more faintly, in its turn: “Pass the English lady!” The operation ended. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

George Meredith At a meeting in the town he strove to win Van Diemen’s voice in favour of a vote for further moneys to protect “our shores. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

D. H. Lawrence He raised his voice and drowned James. James ceased to wave his penny-blackened hands, Alvina struck up “Welcome All” as loudly and emphatically as she could. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Horace, who also knew him, offered a friendly greeting; but Samuel Barmby, when the voice caught his ear, regarded this intruder with cold surprise. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Louisa May Alcott Meg had a voice like a flute, and she and her mother led the little choir. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

His voice trembled when he spoke to her. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

H. G. Wells Her little clear voice confirmed, “Beauty of Narragansett refused to obey signals and sunk. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Sinclair Lewis Quick.’ ‘What’s your hurry? Have a drink?’ Fred’s voice was not so low now. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Jane Austen She could not but hear; she could not avoid answering, “Till I have a letter from Colonel Campbell,” said she, in a voice of forced calmness, “I can imagine nothing with any confidence. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

The sound of the front door opened below, a rush of cold wind, and her father’s voice speaking to Mrs. Bretton in the hall, startled her at last. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells The two Germans at the machine heard his voice going ever and again amidst the clamour of the waters. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

I thought I heard your voice just now, speaking to some one”— he had not the heart to mention her baby —“and came down here to look for you. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

At one moment this divine love led the prisoner to a profound despair, at other times a voice heard in the air restored some hope and caused transports of joy. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

I understood this when I heard his voice, a voice altogether altered — a firm, greedy voice saying, “More,” breathlessly. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I was smoking by the engine-room door, for the air was a little sharp, when a voice rose close beside me in the darkness. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Algernon Blackwood Almost unconsciously I gave it utterance: “Through the channel of a body?” I asked, and my voice was lower than his own. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Jules Verne When the sound of the last growl had ceased, the merry voice went on: “Yes, it undoubtedly is a good joke. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

He had scarcely entered it, when he heard the voice redoubling its reproaches, and Chicot replying. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

In the palm of his right hand, the jar was ready; and his heart thrilled, and his voice choked,as he began to speak. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

E. Phillips Oppenheim Was it some mocking trick of the storm—that voice in my ears, that dear, dear voice? My eyes seemed dilated, and through the deep gloom I saw a tall figure striding toward me. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Jules Verne But no voice replied to Pencroft, who in vain repeated his vigorous shouts. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing He told me on Sunday—’ Her voice was a little uncertain. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

H. G. Wells I could hear the rapid patter of their feet, and Montgomery’s voice soothing them. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

James Joyce He listened in reverent silence now to the priest’s appeal and through the words he heard even more distinctly a voice bidding him approach, offering him secret knowledge and secret power. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

E. F. Benson Then perceiving Irene she called up, ‘No harm done, dear,’ and Irene, in a voice of fury, cried, ‘No harm? My beautiful board’s broken to smithereens. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

James Joyce Brightly the keys, all twinkling, linked, all harpsichording, called to a voice to sing the strain of dewy morn, of youth, of love’s leavetaking, life’s, love’s morn. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

John Galsworthy Some one was playing on a banjo now; a voice singing. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

A door opened, a voice cried, “Ei Dachl! du! Dachl!” and the dog made off at the top of his hobbyhorse gait. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

She had scarcely touched that chill flesh when there was a voice at the doorway, a voice of horror and disgust. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Your voice and your face both seem familiar. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Thomas Hardy A voice reached him out of the shade; a real and local voice: “You’ve been a-settin’ a long time on that plinth-stone, young man. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

He would no longer allow me to speak in the ordinary way and every evening made me read out loud in the new voice I had assumed. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Mrs. Morran’s voice was heard in shrill protest. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Maria Edgeworth His voice sounded different from usual, and she saw in him some suppressed agitation. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Moreover, my voice is not in tune today, and I would not spoil even a tolerable song by ill singing. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Anthony Hope There was nothing to keep me, and I rose; but as I rose, I heard the forester’s voice call plaintively for me. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Wilkie Collins Not a voice was heard — not a soul moved, till those three words, “Laura, Lady Glyde,” had vanished from sight. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Sinclair Lewis She heard Kennicott’s voice “Sick? Trot outdoors couple minutes. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell But Margaret he caressed as a mother caresses her first-born; stroking her with tenderness, and almost altering his voice as he spoke to her. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Look here,” and he dropped his voice to an impressive whisper. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

The music from the telescreen stopped and a voice took over. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Walter Scott At the same time the voice of the vigilant Philip Guarine whispered in his ear, “Thine office for the night is endeddepart to thine own quarters with all the silence thou mayst. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

A great lady was on the road; her querulous voice was calling to someone within the open door that let down a soft yellow light from the top of the precipitous steps. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Ford Madox Ford A woman’s voice had called: “Mr. Tietjens. . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Louisa May Alcott Her face is rather thin and pale just now, with watching and anxiety, but I like to look at it, for it has grown gentler, and her voice is lower. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

The sound of her father’s voice seemed to have roused her, for she began to speak a little prayer: “God bless papa and mamma, and God bless all on board this ship. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Gissing By the summer of next year I shall be free of Oxford. I care little now for such honours as those; you have honoured me more than any other voice has power to do. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

On approaching, she heard her sister Mary’s voice talking with her, and found them together. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

And yet they’re dyed in blood!” He spoke in the tone of voice which seemed to be so intensely familiar. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

A Bible!’— and an aërial voice seemed to say, ‘a pistol,’ and another, ‘a coffin,’—‘An’ I’m sure I wish that quare little Lieutenant Puddock id come up and keep him company. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence There was a little tap at the door, then Teresa’s voice saying, with a shuddering sound because of the cold: “Ugh! — I’m coming to you, Marta my dear. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

Henry James It will do, no doubt, soon as I learn!” Her voice dropped for impatience; she turned to the quarter of the approach from the other house. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

You remember our compact the night we met at Frimley.” “I do,” answered Reginald, in a voice that was scarcely above a whisper. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells His voice was loud and dictatorial. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson My voice may reach you, O my dear-A father’s voice perhaps the child may hear; And, pitying, you may turn your view On that poor father whom you never knew. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing When the visitor had waited for a few moments a curtain concealing the entrance to the inner part of the house moved aside, and Aurelia’s voice bade her cousin come forward. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Kate Chopin Still, she remembered Adele’s voice whispering, “Think of the children; think of them. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Elizabeth Von Arnim He said slowly, after another silence, “The voice is Fanny’s. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson All at once the voice of Miss Grant sounded in my ears as from a distance. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis The Doc’s voice was thickening; he was sunk in his chair, blurry of eye and lax of mouth. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Charles Dickens While thus engaged, he overheard such phrases in Mr. Bounderby’s voice as ‘No. I say no. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Wilkie Collins A woman’s voice answered me, “Come in!” I paused with my hand on the door — the voice was familiar to me. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

The man knew, because his own son is at the great School, having a good bass voice that they think to make something of in a year or two. Signa by Ouida

Mr. Gresley’s voice of welcome could be heard saying that it was only ten minutes to seven. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

George Gissing Her voice showed the change that had been wrought in her; she addressed her hostess almost as though speaking to an inferior. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

G. K. Chesterton A voice from heaven assures me that he has a brother, and that this brother is a major. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

George Eliot But soon there was a reaction: such power of dislike and resistance as there was within him was beginning to rise against a wife whose voice seemed like the herald of a retributive fate. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

H. G. Wells By the sheer use of voice and gesture he had clambered from extreme obscurity to world prominence. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

They had heard footsteps, and then the deep voice of Lord Thralldom boomed just outside the chapel door. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Robert Louis Stevenson And, the true realism, always and everywhere, is that of the poets: to find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ann Radcliffe The voice called again, and, approaching the bed, she distinctly saw the features of a man who appeared to be dying. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George MacDonald After a little while, I heard his voice coming down out of the tree. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

The price had gone down from half a crown to a shilling without response, when once more a voice spoke up in the background. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing Just then he fancied he heard a voice speaking on the stairs. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing Her voice was a trifle hard, but pleasant; her manner cordial in excess. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Andrew Lang Tired and disheartened at her ill-fortune, she was wandering, one day, past the gate of a farmyard, situated just outside the walls of a large town, when she heard a voice calling to her. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope But Belton’s voice seemed to speak of cheery days and happy friends, and a general state of things which made life worth having. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

The voice was quite distinct, for the funnel of the staircase magnified it, but the words were Evallonian, which Jaikie did not understand. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling So she lifted up her little voice in the darkness and cried, “Stores!” till a gang of cell-fillers hailed her, and she left her load with them. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

H. G. Wells Kepler, of course —” His voice had the interest now of a man who has discerned a pretty sequence of reasoning. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Walter Scott The figure of this man is peculiarly noble and stately, and his voice has that deep fullness of accent which implies unresisted authority. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

William Hope Hodgson As we stood there a moment, taking our breath, I caught the sound of the Second Mate’s voice close beneath us. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

E. F. Benson At intervals the voice of her husband said “Theodosia!” like a clock striking, but the ticking went on all the same. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

The touch acted where the voice had failed. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells The voice of the giant children spoke to one another, an undertone to that clangorous melody of the smiths. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

All the while she was cooing to me in a voice which was like the drowsy swell of the sea. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Is your father in England, sweet mistress?” Angela faltered a negative, as if with somebody else’s voice — or so it seemed to her. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

God bless you both!” Bertram tried to speak, but his voice failed him, and he turned away with the tears streaming down his face. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Benjamin Disraeli His voice certainly was not like Hollaballoo’s. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Ford Madox Ford A very deep voice said: ‘I can’t understand, mother, why you live in rooms like a sergeants’ mess. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Tobias Smolle His face grew pale, his teeth chattered, and his eyes flashed — ‘Sister (cried he, in a voice like thunder) I vow to God, your impertinence is exceedingly provoking. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

So my voice became respectful. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Meredith Clara stood pledged to the fib; packed, scaled and posted; and he had only to ask to have it, supposing that he asked with a voice not exactly peremptory. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The Commissioner’s voice shook. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Rudyard Kipling He knew that voice well, but to make sure he cried softly, surprised to find how man’s talk came back, “Messua! O Messua!” “Who calls?” said the woman, a quiver in her voice. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

She had evidently called before, for her voice was sharp with impatience, and she used some very harsh words. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens It happened so to catch her fancy that she took it up in a low brooding voice as if she were singing in her sleep. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If he comes to—” Her voice broke. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Willa Cather His voice and his twinkly smile were an affectionate compliment to his daughter-inlaw. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

For, twice over, was the word “Fool!” repeated in a mocking voice, a voice to whose owner he could not at the moment put a name, and yet which seemed vaguely familiar. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The pout faded, the high pink subsided, and Myra’s voice was placid as a summer lake when she answered her mother. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Guy de Maupassan He drew nearer in order to see the woman whose voice he heard. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Already does the voice of conscience reproach me for lending my countenance to such an abomination. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

May God have mercy on us both!” I tried to say “Amen,” but my voice refused to serve me, and as I turned and looked across the sea I felt the hot salt tears rolling down my cheeks. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

George Gissing An instant’s pause; then, with her brightest smile, she turned to Mary and spoke in a voice of kindness. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

When it spoke of these the voice was strong and gentle, with an uplifted tenderness, and all the suppressed suggestion that good pictures themselves have. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]