Phrases with "walked"

Willa Cather He walked along, whistling softly to himself, seeming quite lost in the freshness of the morning, or in his own thoughts. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Henry Kingsley He walked across the yard to where the women were talking, and addressed them. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Then the worker arose with a slight movement of impatience and walked straight up to a glass behind which the blows were struck by a hand, or by some invisible mechanism. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He walked up to the window and looked out. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Wilkie Collins She walked to a book-case at the lower end of the room, and began examining the volumes in it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Meredith Gower’s father had walked up from Whitechapel, bearing news of it to the earl, she said. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Gissing The same was evident in his bearing; he walked as softly as possible and avoided treading upon a sculptured name. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson A little girl followed him, driving two sheep and a goat; but she kept in our wake, while the old man walked beside me and talked about the morning and the valley. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. Preen walked quickly over the road to Oliver. “Take my gun indoors,” he said; “I am not going in just yet. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

D’Artagnan walked straight up to the group, and civilly saluted M. Fouquet as well as the others. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Willa Cather He turned and walked reluctantly toward the car tracks. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Sinclair Lewis He walked to the curb and stared up at the cornice of one of the stores, puckering his lips, giving an impersonation of a man inspecting a building. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Neither coachman nor guard had seen or heard of such a person at Melchester; and Bob walked slowly away. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson As I walked the deck and looked round upon my fellow-passengers, thus curiously assorted from all northern Europe, I began for the first time to understand the nature of emigration. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassant I walked away with rapid strides, my heart heavy, my mind full of remorse and regret. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Anthony Hope Facing round, we walked to the door of the dining-room. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

E. Phillips Oppenheim Powers, as I walked and listened, the wind and the sea came to me like old friends. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Gordon walked more boldly with Rosemary at his side. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

The loveliest woman Angela had ever seen — tall, built like a goddesswalked on the King’s right hand. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

H.G. Wells The Angel walked slowly, his white hands folded behind his hunched back, his sweet face looking this way and that. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Edith Wharton When the train reached Nettleton and she walked out into the square at Mr. Royall’s side the sense of unreality grew more overpowering. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Gustave Flauber Others walked amid the dishes on the purple table covers, breaking ivory stools, and phials of Tyrian glass to pieces with their feet. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Andrew Lang When he had done that, he went back again into the room in which the giant had given him leave to stay, and there he walked backward and forward on the floor, and began to hum and sing. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He walked across to the window and looked out. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Radclyffe Hall How ridiculous and childish she was! Fancy a woman of twenty-three wanting to cry over losing the game! They walked on in silence, Joan trying not to limp too obviously, but Elizabeth was observant. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Arthur Morrison So the two Jagos walked slowly along Meakin Street, on the side opposite Weech’s, with sharp eyes for the windows. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

But what I’d like to know is this, who was it hit the people with a stick, and then walked away without the food and the drink and the tobacco, for that’s a queer thing. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

He walked a step or two, and then suddenly his head was going round and round. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

E. F. Benson Poor Elizabeth! Good-bye, dear, we meet this evening at the Wyses’, do we not?” Lucia walked pensively back to Mallards, not displeased with herself. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Edith Wharton He simply felt that if he could carry away the vision of the spot of earth she walked on, and the way the sky and sea enclosed it, the rest of the world might seem less empty. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

She tried to withdraw her hand from his, but he held it firmly, and it was hand in hand that together they walked into the room. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

He walked off carelessly to give himself a good run, and when he faced about there was some dignitary, with two spearmen in attendance, close at his elbow ready with a question. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Monsieur de Nancey, bearing the order which was to open to Henry the door of the protecting abode, walked first. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Then calling the dog to heel, he walked off in the direction of the house. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Her natural pigtail was so intolerably long that she employed two pages to look after it when she walked out; the one a few yards behind her, the other at the extreme end of the line. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Thomas Wolfe He had become all business, and now he walked over to the entrance of the living-room and was looking all about with thoughtful speculation. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Theodore Dreiser The last man was a negro, a tall, shambling, illiterate, nebulous-minded black, who had walked off with an apparently discarded section of lead pipe which he had found in a lumber-yard. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins His bull-terrier eyes opened wide in astonishment, and he shook his head ominously as he walked away from the door. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Benjamin Disraeli I shall go to town with Piggott;’ and then he walked away. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

In the midst walked the Lord Corinius. The lusty blood within him burned scarlet in all his shining face, and made stand the veins like cords on the strong neck and arms and hands of him. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Maria Edgeworth One evening Ormond walked with Sir Herbert Annaly to the sea-shore, to look at the lighthouse which was building. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Then he walked him round the various clumps, gauging the height of the lowest limbs from the ground. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

I soon found out that regularly every Friday night he walked in his sleep, and went downstairs, and gloated over that dreadful hand. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Anthony Trollope My wife, getting me apart as I walked round the circle distributing viands, remarked that “the woman was a fool, and would disgrace herself. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Baldwin Spencer After about fifteen minutes had been spent in this way the old man leisurely walked back to the group of spectators, once more killing each of the men before he got there. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Heyst walked up and down the room several times. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Guy de Maupassant I walked on the left of my mother and my father on her right. My Uncle Jules (Mon oncle Jules) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Virginia Woolf He must have confided in her on one of those long expeditions when people got separated and walked back alone. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

James Joyce Blazes Boylan walked here and there in new tan shoes about the fruitsmelling shop, lifting fruits, young juicy crinkled and plump red tomatoes, sniffing smells. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

In this retreat I devoted the morning to labour; but in the evening, when the weather permitted, I walked on the stony beach of the sea to listen to the waves as they roared and dashed at my feet. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells Barnet walked through the crowd, unable to bring himself to ask; indeed his bearing must have been more valiant than his circumstances, for twice he says that he was begged from. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Adela walked by him and cajoled him-in the prettiest way-to love her. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

John Galsworthy Chafing at the slowness of his cab, he reached the Zoo door; but, with his sunny instinct for seizing the good of each moment, he forgot his vexation as he walked towards the tryst. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton He walked and walked, unconscious of the way, driven by the need of being alone and far from the realities to which he must so soon come back. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

He walked slowly to the end of the long path, looking about him in dreamy contentment. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Wilkie Collins They all four walked on slowly. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Meredith On Sundays we walked to the cathedral, and this was a day with a delight of its own for me. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Thomas Hardy But oh, how to profit by it!” They walked along a few more steps till they were outside the building and she had returned the key. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Jelly-bean walked out on the porch to a deserted corner, dark between the moon on the lawn and the single lighted door of the ballroom. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy Yeobright walked on amid this quiet scene with a hope that all would soon be well. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Ivan Turgenev We walked side by side, stepping slowly over the green grass. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Thomas Hardy If a person who has blindly walked into a quagmire cries for help, I am inclined to give it, if possible. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

They walked over to the animal and at once the constable began sniffing hard again. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

I walked between my captors across the street amongst hooting knots of people, and up the steps of the portico, as if in a frightful dream. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Margaret Oliphant Vincent walked home with the most singular agitation in his mind. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Then, having cleaned myself and lit a pipe, I walked across the road to see Mr Wardlaw. I found the schoolmaster sitting under his own fig-tree reading one of his Kaffir primers. Prester John by John Buchan

James Joyce Father Conmee, having read his little hours, walked through the hamlet of Donnycarney, murmuring vespers. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Meredith He walked to the window, and perceiving the pair in the same position when he faced about, he delivered a cough of admonition. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Theodore Dreiser Mollenhauer cast him an ingratiating smile, and as he stepped out Senator Simpson walked in. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy At length he arose, walked to his brother, and laid his hand upon his shoulder. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Charles Dickens Mr. Cruncher, with the basket, walked at her side. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

H. G. Wells He came down stiffly and slowly, staring all the time; he walked across the passage staring, then stopped. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Wilkie Collins Again, I walked hand in hand with my mother, among the scenes that were round me, and learnt from her to be grateful for the beauty of the earth, with a heart that felt it. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

D. H. Lawrence He walked on beside her, a striding, mindless body. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett This was the man who since the beginning of his illness had often walked to Hillport and back! It was incredible that he had ever walked to Hillport and back. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

I walked on to the little hill-girt village, where I had made up my mind to pass the night. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Edith Wharton There was a moment’s pause; then Roberto, rising, walked across the room to his wife and took her by the hand. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle On the whole, I came to the conclusion as I walked thoughtfully home that I had improved my position by the incident. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

He walked now in the direction they had taken, till he came to the polite colored man at an open door on the left, who was bowing people into the breakfast room. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Furet walked admirably, with his little nervous legs, along the foot-wide causeways which separate the salt-mines. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing When I was allowed to go out—it was very seldom—I walked aimlessly about the streets, watching all the girls I passed, and fancying they all looked so happy, all enjoying their life so. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

For days I walked and lived in a dream of horror. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

George MacDonald I walked up behind the tree, and peeping over his shoulder, saw that he was reading a fairy-book. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

George Meredith They walked on at an even pace. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Frederick Marryat He gently opened the cottage-door, looked at the bodies of the two men, and then walked out to survey the locality of the cottage, which he had but faintly made out during the night. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Such cordiality gave Philip a pang; and in bitterness of spirit he walked back to the barracks. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

G. K. Chesterton Oscar Wilde walked in front of the first procession wearing a sunflower, and in front of the second procession wearing a green carnation. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

She walked forward and peered into the case nearest the door. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Willa Cather She walked quietly, without once breaking or stumbling. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Radclyffe Hall On Saturday afternoons they tore themselves away from their books, and tired and dispirited walked slowly up to the Downs and sat there, looking out to sea. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

George Meredith He had no arms, nothing but a huge white umbrella, under which he walked dry in the heavy rain, and passed through the fire like an impassive spectator of queer events. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

D. H. Lawrence When he had lighted her over the stepping-stones, she did not take my arm as we walked home. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins I walked towards one of the quietest of the large squares on the north of Holborn, then suddenly stopped and turned round at a place where a long stretch of pavement was left behind me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Frances Hodgson Burnett They only walked for a short time and they did not keep to the road but went on to the moor itself and walked among the heath and bracken. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Alphonse Daudet Dark came on and objects were blurred, though Tartarin walked on for half an hour more, when he stopped, for it was night. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Anthony Trollope All the Barchester world, including the five old bedesmen, treated Mr. Quiverful with the more respect because Mr. Harding had thus walked in, arm in arm with him, on his first entrance to his duties. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang As he walked he saw a woman standing at her house door. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mr. Tietkens and I walked up the creek to look for the horses. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Ralph Waldo Emerson He wore a sword when in full velvet dress, and, whenever he walked out, carried a gold-headed cane. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Vaguely comforted by this, I walked on to the New Street end of the Court and looked out. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Borrow Whilst we walked about the aisles, the evening sun, pouring its mellow rays through the arched windows, illumined some beautiful paintings of Murillo, with which the sacred edifice is adorned. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Ivan Turgenev She walked arm in arm with me, as she would with a brother. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

So he walked down the wharf quietly; and as he got into the boat, to cast her off, that hairy man who, it seems, was dozing in her, jumped up growling, and Wang shot him dead. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

E. F. Benson I know he went to Harrod’s afterwards and walked there, because he and Lucia were dining with me and he said so. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Arthur Morrison We walked briskly till we came back again to the inn where we had bought the whisky. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

They walked on a little way in silence—de Sigognac not daring to say more then, lest he should seriously displease the sweet creature he loved better than his own life. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle After standing for some little time, the man with the mattock had walked swiftly away into the darkness, in the direction in which he imagined the fugitive had gone. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne On the 3rd January Kalumah walked to Cape Bathurst to examine the state of the ice. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Jonathan Swif I walked after dinner to-day round the Park. What, do I write politics to little young women? Hold your tongue, and go to your Dean’s. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Then the shop door had pushed quickly open and a customer had walked in. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

At last, when it seemed that they had walked for miles, Randal knocked at a door and was bidden enter. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

I shoved Slipper ashore at the nearest point; Philippa and I paddled to the end of the lake, and abandoning the duck as a bad business, walked home. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

No one was killed during the time that Grant walked down the street at any rate. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

With three bounds he reached the chamber; he walked straight to the bed, and with a firm hand turned back the sheet that hid the face of the dead. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Jules Verne Cyrus Harding, the reporter, and the sailor, walked in front. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Lord Newhaven walked slowly away in the direction of Doll, whose distant figure followed by another was hurrying towards them. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Thomas Hardy You could just as well have walked another way. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Oscar Wilde For a quarter of an hour he walked up and down the room biting his lip, and thinking. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Arthur Machen We walked up and down one of those long and dark Soho streets, and there I listened to his story. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Radclyffe Hall The door opened and in walked an untidy Poilu; his manner was casual, his voice apathetic: ‘Eh bien, mesdames, c’est l’Armistice.’ But his shining brown eyes were not at all apathetic. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Aurora paused for a moment a few paces within the door, and then walked deliberately across the room toward the farthest window from that at which Mrs. Powell was seated. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He leaped out of the boat and, pushing past the others without ceremony, walked straight into the cave. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Edith Wharton Miss Viner, instead of replying, stood before her in manifest uncertainty, and as she did so there was a light tap on the door, and Owen Leath walked into the room. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Anthony Trollope Will my blood ever get me half a crown?’ And then the young democrat walked on again in solitude, leaving Mr Oriel in doubt as to the exact line of argument which he had meant to inculcate. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell I did not see the sweeping moors when I walked out: when I held a book in my hand, and read the words, their sense did not penetrate to my brain. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

My way home to Macclesfield Street lay through Billington Street, and Mr. Place walked that way with me. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Edith Wharton I walked over to lunch with you. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

With no idea at all in my mind, I walked quickly up a side road at right angles to the main one. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

We walked in a body a few steps on a greasy pavement between her side and the towering wall of a warehouse and I hit my shins cruelly against the end of the gangway. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

I walked over, and was making straight for the smallest hut, when a rough voice hailed me. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Edith Wharton As he walked away the builder’s last phrase lingered in his ears, and he reflected grimly that his seven years with Zeena seemed to Starkfield “not so long. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

It was quite early when he walked up the drive, but as the morning was warm and sunny a number of the patients were already about in the grounds. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

H. G. Wells Lewisham walked on for a space with Parkson trotting by his side. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Browne walked first, holding Edward’s hand. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

George Meredith Carinthia walked to be overtaken, not daring to fever her blood at a swifter pace; ‘lamed with an infant,’ the thought recurred. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

W. W. Jacobs He walked across to the house and opened the little garden gate, quite a little hum of excitement following him as he walked up to the door and knocked upon it with his knuckles. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Rudyard Kipling But the wildest of all the wild animals was the Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

George Gissing He walked without much perception of time or distance, and found himself at home just before nightfall. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

John Galsworthy After lunch she sat some time in the Gardens, and then walked to Mount Street. No one was in, and she sank down on the sofa in the drawing-room. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis It was a principal cause of his reputation for eccentricity that Cass Timberlane, on amiable spring days, walked the entire mile and a quarter from the court house to his home. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett They walked into the breakfast-room together. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Charles Dickens She walked away almost at headlong speed; sobbing as she went, as she had not dared to do during the past night for fear of exciting wonder in those who might hear her. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

H. G. Wells Before I walked across the Hall.” Her momentary embarrassment passed. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Rudyard Kipling I walked by Love-o’-Women — there was no marchin’, an’ Love-o’-Women was not in a stew to get on. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

William Makepeace Thackeray However, praise is welcome from the ugliest of men or boys, and Gruffanuff, bidding the boy hold up her train, walked on in high good-humor. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Arthur Machen A gusty day, sir, isn’t it?” and with this he was turning away, but by little and little I contrived to draw him into the current of conversation, and we walked together eastward. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope Well, Pat, jist go down to them boys, and do as I was telling you,”— and Pat walked off. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Wilkie Collins Self-willed — devilish self-willed sometimes — I grant; but the finest creature, nevertheless, that ever walked the ways of this lower world. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Gissing I had an appointment there that afternoon, and I walked a short way with him, so that he shouldn’t —’ Her voice failed. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Wilkie Collins I walked up to her, and entered into conversation about the church and burial-ground. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle Having walked round and seen that all was as it should be, I flung myself upon the bed which the innkeeper had set apart for me, and fell into a dreamless sleep. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

He walked down the narrow aisle to the altar-rails, and from that point of observation took a survey of the church. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I wish you good-evening, Signor.” He walked away with his head in the air, an object of much curiosity to the many scattered little groups of dusky foreigners and Jews through which he passed. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Thomas Hardy They walked together to the platform and bade each other good-bye; each obtained a ticket independently, and Jocelyn got his luggage from the cloak-room. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

He went back to his boarding-house, and added a postscript embodying it to his letter to Bross. Then he walked out upon the midnight two feverish miles to the town, and posted the letter. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Jack London She concealed her illness, walked six miles a day to and from work, earned her seven or eight shillings per week, and died, at seventeen. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

H. G. Wells I walked along the sea-wall scrutinizing the various bright groups of children and nursemaids and holiday people that were scattered over the sands. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

He and Legendre, with the unknown, walked to the Jardin Egalite, and there parted. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle I walked into the doctor’s yard this morning, and shot my syringe full of aniseed over the hind wheel. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Bram Stoker Lucy has not walked much in her sleep the last week, but there is an odd concentration about her which I do not understand, even in her sleep she seems to be watching me. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Beside young Partington walked a yeoman clad in blue, and behind came three others, two in Lincoln green and one in scarlet. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Oscar Wilde And the young Fisherman went down into the market-place, and he walked slowly, and with bowed head, as one who is in sorrow. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Anthony Trollope As he walked from the Kleinseite through the Old Town to Madame Zamenoy’s bright-looking house in the New Town, he had comforted himself greatly with thoughts of the coming feast. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Then he walked across a street or two in the City to the place indicated by Bollum for the appointment. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

He thought, “A cloud over the moon, a cloud over the moon, an enormous cloud,” while he walked rigidly to the window, insecure and swaying as if on a tight rope. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Presently he walked down to them and, raising his hat politely, asked if Mr. Hinks would kindly tell him the time, as he did not think his own watch was correct. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

James Hogg Near one of the stiles, I perceived a young man sitting in a devout posture, reading a Bible. He rose, lifted his hat, and made an obeisance to me, which I returned and walked on. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

George Meredith Redworth carried his burden through the frosty air at a pace to melt icicles in Greenland. He walked unthinkingly, right ahead, to the red West, as he discovered when pausing to consult his watch. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

D.H. Lawrence They walked on joyfully, locking behind them the doors of forgetfulness. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

He had got to shore, and had walked a few paces towards the town, and then, vanquished by malady and approaching death, had fallen on the inhospitable beach. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Then he walked back and turned about once more. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Next morning Caspar Rufenacht came to Rheinfelden, walked very quietly into the Polizei, and gave himself up to justice. In the Confessional by Amelia B. Edwards

Thomas Hardy Yeobright walked to the edge of the basin which extended down from Mistover and Rainbarrow. By this time he was calm, and he looked over the landscape. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Virginia Woolf That was how your uncle met your Aunt Emily, you know,” she addressed Katharine. “They walked home through the lanes. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H. G. Wells I got up presently, walked perhaps half a mile without meeting a soul, and then lay down again in the shadow of a hedge. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

William Hope Hodgson And I eat and drank, there as I stood waiting for the garments to come to dryness; and I walked about a little, as I eat; for I was restless to be into mine armour swiftly. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

W. W. Jacobs For half an hour they walked with him through the silent streets of the little town. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Anthony Trollope It stopped at all the little stations, and really I think I could have walked as fast. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Tregear as he walked out of the Square knew now that he had been the cause of a great shipwreck. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I met him at Lady May Penrose’s, and at the Playfairs’, and one night I walked home with him from the opera. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Gissing They soon yielded before the potency of present evil, and for an hour or more she walked along the sordid highway, nursing passions which struck their venom into her heart. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Kate Chopin She walked slowly and uncertainly, like one who hardly knows how, looking about her as she went. Short stories by Kate Chopin

George Gissing A dull sky hastened the failure of his spirits; when, in a few minutes, rain began to fall, he walked on under his umbrella, thoroughly cheerless and objectless. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Benjamin Disraeli Lady St. Jerome, guiding Lothair into her vacant seat, walked away. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Jonathan Swif It gave over a little, and I walked all the way here, and got home by twelve. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

E. Phillips Oppenheim Facing him, Cheshire walked slowly backwards towards the door of the bedroom. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

James Joyce He walked off quickly round the parapet. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anton Chekhov Being intelligent beyond my years I exploited her secret: I did not learn my lessons, walked into the schoolroom on my head, and said all sorts of rude things. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

T. E. Lawrence I walked across and parleyed with the guard, who distrusted my single appearance on foot. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Mr. Van Burnam walked away, white and sick, for which display of emotion there was certainly some cause, and rejoining his father tried to carry off the moment with the aplomb of a man of the world. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

James Joyce He jumped up from his chair and walked hastily up and down the room with the child in his arms. Dubliners by James Joyce

Theodore Dreiser He walked away from the drummer and his prize at parting feeling as if he could slay him and not regret. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

James Joyce I ask you if you ever felt love towards anyone or anything? Stephen walked on beside his friend, staring gloomily at the footpath. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Marjorie Bowen After a while Lord James rose and walked softly to the window, and his eyes became wide and bright as he stroked his chin and stared at the river. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

Anthony Trollope He walked away from her, perhaps a distance of two hundred yards, as though the interview was over, and he were leaving her. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing That day I must have walked some thirty miles, yet I knew not fatigue. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

John Galsworthy I walked here with him from her rooms. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Thomas Hardy She remembered that this bustle of ants had been in progress for years at the same spot — doubtless those of the old times were the ancestors of these which walked there now. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling It is as though he walked through mountain-gorges. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope Hither Mary walked alone, and here she seated herself, determined to get rid of her tears and their traces before she again showed herself to the world. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope