Phrases with "warning"

Rudyard Kipling NORTH NIGERIA— The Mark Boat was within her right in warning you off the Reserve. The shadow of a low-flying dirigible scares the game. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

To the fact that her nose had been put out of joint without warning only a month or two ago. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Robert Louis Stevenson On your side, you may do what you please — let apartments, or keep a private hotel; on mine, I promise you a full month’s warning before I return, and I never fail religiously to keep my promises. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser He turned, giving her a warning nod in the direction of her father’s room upstairs. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Dickens I think it is a warning to me that I am ill; and I think I had better be bled. To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle Did you not note, Alleyne, that the Lady Tiphaine did give us warning last night that danger was coming upon us?” “She did, my lord. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry James He is a convenient little image or warning of all that was to be for him, and he might well have been even happier than he was. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Frances Hodgson Burnett In this strange night the normal cry of warning and demand produced no result. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle The glass was low, and a thick black cloud rising upon the horizon gave warning of coming trouble. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Elizabeth Gaskell Since I had been last there to worship, it seemed as if my youth had passed away — gone without a warningleaving no trace behind. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was the same good friend whose warning I had so foolishly rejected. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Robert Louis Stevenson But I give you warning — Stasie may weep and Henri ratiocinate — it will not serve you twice. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

It was the note from Gourlay’s banker, warning him that his account was overdrawn. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Well, sir, just without warning — not long after one of his worst tantrums he suddenly insisted on being taken out every day by Miss Mary and Susan Sowerby’s boy Dickon that could push his chair. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell Least of all would he accuse her to her father, without previously warning her; it was out of his nature). Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Gissing He had just heard the workhouse clock strike two, when, without the warning of a footstep, the door opened. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ruth watched her down the street from an upper window, and, sighing deep and long, returned to the workroom, whence the warning voice and the gentle wisdom had departed. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Charles Dickens And they fired warning of him. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sorely stricken in conscience, and looking upon the dream as a warning from heaven, he set about the work of reformation, and cut off his luxuriant tresses the same night. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins On that next day, without any warning to me to expect him, he came to the house. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Kingsley I do, and if you will give me your solemn word of honour as a gentleman to give him warning that his forgery for five hundred pounds is discovered, I will give you his direction. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Meredith His breath of instant thirst Is warning of a creature matched with strife, To meet it as a bride, or let fall life On life’s accursed. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

Edgar Allan Poe We saw no chance even of warning them of their danger without bringing immediate destruction upon our own heads, with but a remote hope of benefit to them. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins He gasped for breath as he sat down in the parlor at North Shingles, and that ominous bluish pallor which always overspread his face in moments of agitation now made its warning appearance again. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Bannister found himself poked in the back by the barrel of a pistol, and, when he looked round, the pistol’s owner grinned and nodded, to point his warning that he was not to be trifled with. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Anthony Trollope I hope this may be a lesson and a warning to you, so that you may flee from the wrath to come. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

This would be a tremendous object-lesson, and might be a warning to the millionaires and the tramps. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins I have now a last word of warning to give you — and then I have done. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

They did not quite see their way clear to warning the parson that Emma was neither more nor less than a Mephistopheles in petticoats. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

Anthony Hope Had the king not gone to the hunting-lodge, our design would have found the fulfilment we looked for; had Rischenheim succeeded in warning Rupert of Hentzau, we should have stood where we were. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

In all the memoirs of the time if you read them you will find it stated that our envoy had a warning from some highly placed woman who was in love with him. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

John Keats Love’s alarum, warning them to speed away. The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats

The wounded man had risen on his knee, and, eager for revenge, was just on the point of stabbing him with his poniard, when the landlord’s warning put the Piedmontese on his guard. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope But he had been warned away from Fawn Court, and in that very warning there was conveyed, as it were, an absolution from the effect of words hitherto spoken. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Florence Dixie This pier, however, had the merit—a questionable one it is true—of being in keeping with the appearance and condition of the whole colony to which it served as a warning introduction. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Wilkie Collins His eyes lightened up sternly, and the warning red spot rose on his pale cheeks. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let this moving recital be a warning to ye, if ye are fools enough to saddle yourselves with a wife, to see that she hath no vice in her, for a fair face is a sorry make-weight against a foul mind. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Algernon Blackwood He disregarded the warning of his host as well as the premonition in his own heart. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

This was often the first warning which the travellers received that the ice was becoming thin and dangerous. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence She wrote it herself — as a warning to other young ladies of position not to be seduced by plausible ‘Poor Young Men’. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather Claude put out a warning hand. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

The war endorsed its every word for me, underlined each warning indication of the gigantic dangers that gathered against our system across the narrow seas. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

E. F. Benson With all her heart, too, she set herself to reverse and forget the warning that Sir James had given her, that as his strength began to return so the strength of his craving would grow also. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

It was an indistinct feeling, a threat of suffering like the confused warning of coming disease, an inarticulate monition of evil made up of fear and pleasure, of resignation and of revolt. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson Blind to the flags of warning he hoisted in looks and bearing, they innocently proceeded, as Ocock had done, to throw up insurmountable barriers. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

He lifted a warning forefinger . Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Bronislaw Malinowski While warning the reader to put aside our (the modern European) ideas of kinship, they have hardly succeeded in giving any definite and clear concept instead. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

The car, posted at a convenient bend in the road, gave him a warning note as the telegraph-boy approached. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Wilkie Collins Here, with widely different motives, was Mrs. Farnaby’s warning repeated, by a stranger writing from another quarter of the globe! It was an odd coincidence, to say the least of it. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

This is an explanation unto men, and a guidance and a warning unto those who fear. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

James Joyce Mr Bloom touched her funnybone gently, warning her: — Mind! Let this man pass. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Likewise as a warning to Celestials not to take on airs. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Bram Stoker She had placed a warning hand over my mouth, and now she whispered in my ear, “Hush! There is someone in the corridor!” I got up softly, and crossing the room, gently opened the door. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

About Guy —’ The very brilliant pink which instantly overspread Amy’s face made her mother think her warning more expedient. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

The innocent are taken, but the warning is for the guilty; for the sinners whose debaucheries have made this world so polluted a place that God’s greatest mercy to the pure is an early death. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

When one of the Temples is going to die, the spirit of the head of the family who last died is said to appear and beckon to him; a warning that his own death is near. Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1875]

D. H. Lawrence And all the time her piercing voice reechoed from his low calls of warning and of triumph as he hunted her. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Mrs. Gaskell If you will notice, they have always foreseen events, though they never tell one for one’s warning before the events happen. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

The perfect anarchist answered by a smile which did not part his thin colourless lips; and the celebrated Chief Inspector felt a sense of superiority which induced him to raise a warning finger. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

D. H. Lawrence Suddenly Louis started and held up a warning finger. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James Every now and then, in a gust of wind, the rose-tree scattered a shower of water-drops against the window-pane; it appeared to have a kind of human movement — a menacing, warning intention. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Grant noticed that his feet were not sandaled but bare, and remembered that there had been no warning of his approach when he had presented himself in the newsagent’s. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Do you know what that warning was?” “No, I only suspect he has warned the queen against some fresh machinations of the cardinal. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

She intended to make me uncomfortable by sort of warning you to be on your guard when you were alone with me. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Margaret Oliphant She gave him a word of warning when the cab drove up for Mr. Milnathort’s bag. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Edith Wharton Something in his voice acted as a warning signal, and I tried to reduce my astonishment to less unbecoming proportions. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

Henry James I sent in a large number of the drawings I had made for “Rutland Ramsay,” and I received a warning that was more to the point than Hawley’s. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Oscar Wilde It was said to have turned Lord Raker’s wig grey in a single night, and had certainly made three of Lady Canterville’s French governesses give warning before their month was up. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

E. Nesbi The letter said:— “Dear Sir, and Ladies — It is proposed to make a small presentation to you, in commemoration of your prompt and courageous action in warning the train on the —— inst. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

The ring at the bell was the first I had heard of him, there had been no warning step upon the stairs, and my suspicious eye had searched his feet for rubber soles. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I spurred my horse and dashed down at a canter, hailing loudly:— “A spy! — a barber fellow; here, hold a minute!” “Yes, we have had warning half an hour ago. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Eliot The warning is ringing in the ears of all men: and it’s no new story; for the Abbot Joachim prophesied of the coming time three hundred years ago, and now Fra Girolamo has got the message afresh. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arthur Conan Doyle Charles Sadler must know something of this! His vague words of warning take a meaning now. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Wilkie Collins This piece of good fortune operated on the cunning and resolute Lestoc as a warning to make haste. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

We so rely upon the orderly operation of familiar natural laws that any seeming suspension of them is noted as a menace to our safety, a warning of unthinkable calamity. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

I was about to give you warning — to forbid your becoming such a saint as your esteemed namesake. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Let me add one word of warning before I have the honor of wishing you good-evening. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins The warning remembrance of what she had suffered that morning in the garden was vividly present to her mind. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

There’s no way of warning The Franchise because they have no telephone. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Nevertheless, it is probable that conspicuous colours are indirectly beneficial to many species, as a warning that they are unpalatable. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

William Makepeace Thackeray The doctor wrote me a letter, warning me against the deplorable errors of this young imp of perdition, as he called him; and I could see that there was no love lost between them. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Henry James These were numerous on the neighboring mountains, and the storm had given fair warning of its approach. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is just one little word of warning which I must give you before I begin. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Even as he stared, the one nearest him detected some movement in the back parts and sent over a warning shot; he heard the bullet crack on the stone roof of an outhouse. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

The men on the point had no means of pursuit, but, if they heard or saw anything, they could shout a warning to the boats outside. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

He had left that house, left the man-ape loose there and given no warning that should save any harmless intruder from its unrestrained and cunning savagery. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

He was about to call out in the hope of diverting the Spaniard’s attention, or of warning the Englishman; but, before he could do so, the other had pulled the trigger. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Theodore Dreiser There were many trunks to be put aboard, and then the door of the baggage car half closed, but not before the warning bell of the engine sounded. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

It was the voice of the Numbers; a warning protest against this blackest wrong. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Jack London There was no warning of the existence of the hole, nor was it a hole in the common sense of the word. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Sinclair Lewis And a fortress of five clerics — Buncer, Gadd, Lenstra, Father Pardon and Rabbi Sarouk — stood together, their hands flung high, warning back the crowd — twenty years too late. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle I ran through the chapel door and along the corridor, but she called out some shrill warning to the two guards in front. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

A melancholy, humming monotone pervaded the ravine, seeming to increase in remonstrance and warning the higher I ascended. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

John Galsworthy In this matter of Wilfrid, for instance, his father’s warning had not been needed. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Wherever he may be, asleep or awake, working or resting, in his bath or in bed, he can be inspected without warning and without knowing that he is being inspected. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Bram Stoker We were starting forward, but the Professor’s warning hand, seen by us as he stood behind a yew tree, kept us back. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Wilkie Collins If I see those gloomy faces any longer, as sure as my name’s Garth, I’ll give your mother written warning and go back to my friends by the mixed train at twelve forty. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have no doubt that it was floating on the water when McPherson saw it, and that this phrase was the only one by which he could convey to us a warning as to the creature which had been his death. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

She said: “Don’t — Alvan!” and there was something that resembled a warning in the pain of her tone. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

H. G. Wells He is a medium, and suddenly he has given up saying anything else and taken to warning us of a new time close at hand. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Sigmund Freud It is as though the warning which Daudet gives to young men were to be supplemented by a similar warning applicable to a suckling child. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

For the young lady’s own sake, Miss Deveen hushed the matter up, hoping it would be a warning to her in future. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

We have done our duty in warning those who play with fire. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Arthur Conan Doyle The doctor’s warning had come true, and emotion had hastened a long-impending apoplexy. The Lonely Hampshire Cottage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Abraham Merri And take it from me —” Without warning dropped the tragedy! Lakla had taken no part in the talk since we had reached her bower. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Henry Adams In the case of Palmerston they were unanimous in warning new colleagues that they might expect to be sacrificed by him to any momentary personal object. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Hence my warning to Bolton.” “Oh!” Archie jumped up with widely opened eyes. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Charles Dickens Public opinion impowers the man of law when this is done, to advertise the negro in the newspapers, warning his owner to come and claim him, or he will be sold to pay the jail fees. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Henry Handel Richardson One of them, to whom the warning woman belonged, raised his head and called a Chinese word at her; she obeyed it instantly, vanished into thin air; the rest went impassively on with their fossicking. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

The great strong man struck down without warning in the prime and pride of life; the giant dwarfed to nothing in a few seconds by the harsh touch of death. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The Londoners soon found out their advantage, and, overrating it, steered into their opponents water prematurely, inn spite of a warning voice from the bank. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Wilkie Collins I want to give him a word of warning in case of his seeing her again. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Francis Bacon But straightway we saw divers of the people, with batons in their hands, as it were forbidding us to land: yet without any cries or fierceness, but only as warning us off, by signs that they made. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

The warning will be so vague that they won’t know who will strike the blow. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

E. F. Benson A warning from Abfou.” “Well, if that isn’t convincing, I don’t know what is,” said Daisy. Georgie thought it convincing too. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

George Meredith At the accustomed warning there was an ostentatious rustle of retiring dresses; whereat Mr. Pericles chose to proclaim himself awake. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Walter Scott The very dead have arisen to warn me, and their warning has been despised. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I stepped quickly to the door, and with a warning rattle (to give him time to recover himself) turned the handle and entered. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Watkin Tench One of them now jumped on a fallen tree and, without giving the least warning of his intention, launched his spear at McEntire and lodged it in his left side. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Wilkie Collins He held up a warning forefinger, and stopped me. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

It seems that the police got out a warrant to arrest Sir Hannibal in London. Someone gave him warning I suppose, for when they went to get him he had gone away. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

When I spoke to him he looked towards Mary and held up a warning finger. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Meredith The humblest citizen of a free nation has that warning at some notable exhibition of tyranny in a neighbouring State: it acts like a concussion of the air. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Gissing But her father lost no opportunity of warning her that she deceived herself. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Tobias Smolle I mention these circumstances as a warning to other passengers. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Jack London A warning snarl told him that the trespasser was Spitz. Till now Buck had avoided trouble with his enemy, but this was too much. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Edgar Rice Burroughs A shout of warning from me stopped him, for I had seen the remnants of a rope dangling from the neck of the male jalok. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

There must have been a signal of warning or command, high and shrill above the din, but by me unheard. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

It was the cry of warning which a spirited, self-contained creature gives when brought to bay. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

William Makepeace Thackeray Beware of greatness, Mr. Barry. Take warning by me. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Henry James She felt in her nerves the effect of such a manner on her companion’s, and it was this that made her want to entice the girl away, give her some merciful warning or some jocular cue. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Jack London By evening Perrault secured another dog, an old husky, long and lean and gaunt, with a battle-scarred face and a single eye which flashed a warning of prowess that commanded respect. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

In their case the plainest warning is wasted. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Wilkie Collins Will she end in understanding the warning before it is too late? My friend, this note is intended to relieve my mind — not yours. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

And then, without a warning flicker, the library lamp went out, leaving the room in impenetrable darkness. Serapion by Francis Stevens

In the afternoon of April 26, I was enjoying a cup of tea when one of the women, Comajee, sitting outside my breakwind, called a word of warning and, to my surprise, ran and hid among the trees. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Thomas Hardy Clare had given his parents no warning of his visit, and his arrival stirred the atmosphere of the Vicarage as the dive of the kingfisher stirs a quiet pool. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

In the exhilarating excitement of the start, Lionel Dale had forgotten alike the gipsy’s warning and those vague doubts of his cousin Reginald which had been engendered by that warning. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins When I next saw her, having your warning in my mind, I made my excuses, and said what I thought she would expect me to say, under the circumstances. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

There was a sense of evil in the air, a warning of things which it is wise for a clean man to shun and keep clear of. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

You heard, Mr. Rout?” “The devil!” muttered Mr. Rout. “Look out, Beale!” His shout rang out like the blast of a warning trumpet, between the iron walls of the engine-room. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Marie Corelli He was the incarnation of the future spirit of Paris. He lived as a warning of what was to come — a warning of the wolves that were ready to descend upon the Master’s fold. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Rudyard Kipling All that I can say is that without warning or preparation I looked into a gulf seventeen hundred feet deep, with eagles and fish-hawks circling far below. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Bram Stoker He came back a moment later and put his head inside the door and said with a warning finger held up, “Remember, she is your charge. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Bram Stoker When, however, the freedom ceases the change back or relapse comes quickly, preceded only by a spell of warning silence. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

It would be fine to have the notorious Bonito stuck up there as a warning to others. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Wilkie Collins But it was certainly a remarkable circumstance that no second letter reached me from Marian, and that no warning signs appeared of her arrival. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Frances Hodgson Burnett There is a warning in the fact that, as he has seen his youth leave him without giving him his opportunity, he has been a disappointed man inflamed and made desperate. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

She would give warning and flush the bird from cover long before they were ready to shoot. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Pursuing his tortuous policy, he had dispatched a message to Dain Waris warning him to look out for the white men’s ship, which, he had had information, was about to come up the river. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Only I must have your word that you will convey no warning to your son. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

It seemed to come booming over the Ravine with quite a warning sound, and Luke gave himself a shake. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

Abraham Merri You’re going to see me as a skeleton —” “What?” shouted Drake. Disobeying my warning he straightened, glared at me. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

But all this was not to be put in practice without a warning from their neighbour, the Quaker lady; she sent for Dolly, being confined to her own chamber by illness. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Dr. Benmichaels warning had disturbed him. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

After a long silence, Mrs. Dodd said this would be a warning never to judge her sweet child from a distance again, nor unheard. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

It was a warning I was staying too long. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

E. F. Benson One evening, fatigued with a long day’s work, I had just heard with a certain tremor of uneasy anticipation the whistles of warning which heralded an air-raid, when my telephone bell rang. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

It might serve as a warning for honest men not to be led away by a pretty face. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Gertrude Stein PAGE XLVI. Not a word of warning to them. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Andrew Lang And one more warning I give you. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood The touch of dread was but the warning of the little mind, which shrank from a joy too vast for it to comprehend. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

He takes no warning from the fate of Pearson, nor from that of Armitage — shot, one in his own house and the other on the moor. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Arthur Conan Doyle The dark one darted across the road and barred the other’s passage, while a warning acetylene lamp was waved in the air. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Maria Edgeworth I consider it as a warning to prepare for death. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Aliaga was not a man susceptible of strong impressions from nature; but, if he had been, the scene amid which this mysterious warning was uttered would have powerfully ministered to its effect. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

When Hitler invaded Russia, the officials of the Moi issued ‘as background’ a warning that Russia might be expected to collapse in six weeks. Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell [1945]

Arthur Conan Doyle The heralds rode round with a warning to the spectators. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Olaf Stapledon She chose to ignore her great-aunt’s warning that some of the blind would lyingly praise her. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle Her pale face looked past him, and it was some new light in her eyes, a flash of expectancy, of triumph, of wicked joy, which gave him sudden warning of his danger. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Charles Dickens Let this be a warning to all young ladies to be particular in the character of the gentlemen of their choice. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Charles Dickens Every one of them was hanged on some part or other of the sea-shore; in order, that if any more men should come over with Perkin Warbeck, they might see the bodies as a warning before they landed. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Willa Cather Without warning they bolted into the mesa, as the foreman had said. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Walter Scott In the meanwhile, he looked upon Halbert with a serious and warning aspect, and held up his finger to him as he signed farewell. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His pause spread, included the others with all the authority of a warning finger. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

To me it seems nothing but a warning that we ought not to move into Willow Cottage.” David had halted in his work at the tea-cups, his brown eyes fixed on his mother. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

Do you quite understand me, Maud?” “I do,” said I, with a gasp, and my eyes fixed on her with a terrified interest, as if on a warning ghost. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And thus, just as she was getting low and miserable and self-conscious, Gladys was carried off her feet and whirled without warning into a state of immense excitement. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Henry James Speriamo.” To which, as after hushed connections, he presently added: “Poor Fanny!” But Charlotte had already, with a start and a warning hand, turned from a glance at the clock. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They have a great opinion of me but they will listen to no warning that I have offered them. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Jules Verne The Burgomaster Van Tricasse, despite the warlike ardour with which he was filled, had not thought it best to throw himself upon the enemy without warning him. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells A vast mass of matter it was, bulky, heavy, rushing without warning out of the black mystery of the sky into the radiance of the sun. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

Willa Cather She ran up the gulch and called to Mrs. Tellamantez. The Mexican woman held up a warning finger. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Thomas Wolfe Mr. Stoat, however, was too obtuse by nature, and too entranced by the rolling cadences of his own rhetoric, to observe the warning signals. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Andrew Lang Mrs. Wesley at first held her peace lest he should think it “according to the vulgar opinion, a warning against his own death, which, indeed, we all apprehended”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

It is now quite black, and grins there, a warning to his comrades and an encouragement to travellers. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Willa Cather Rosicky held up a warning finger. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

The priest, therefore, is very watchful over these saints’ days, and sends warning beforehand to the Indians of the day of their saint. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

George Meredith Wilfrid stepped up to two of his sisters, warning them hurriedly not to go to their father: Adela he arrested with a look, but she burst the restraint to fulfil a child’s duty. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Is there a barrel coming too, do you think, Mr Forsyth?’ “‘Statuary with Care, Fragile,’” read Gideon aloud from the painted warning on the box. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

I’m running a great risk in warning you now, and if Mr. Hatherleigh gets to hear of it he may try to get his revenge upon me in a terrible way. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Willa Cather On the twenty-third came the news of the fall of the forts at Namur; again giving warning that an unprecedented power of destruction had broken loose in the world. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

William Godwin If the sneezing came, when he was in doubt to do a thing or not to do it, it confirmed him; but if, being already engaged in any act, he sneezed, this he considered as a warning to desist. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Herman Melville But, regarding this warning as coming from one whose spirit had been crushed by misery the American did not give up his design. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

But I should have remembered a warning I got about witch-hunts. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle Why should I be surprised? I receive an anonymous communication from a quarter which I know to be important, warning me that danger threatens a certain person. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

G. K. Chesterton So, of course, I travelled the next time with dreadfully dangerous animals in cages, warning everybody of the fiercest tigers and panthers that were ever known. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Wilkie Collins Still, I have had a warning to pay a little more attention to Grosse’s directions than I have hitherto done. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Edith Wharton After such a warning as that, parents felt justified in every precaution against contagion. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

And let it be a warning to you, Parkinson, not to invest your savings in speculative railway deferreds. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]