Phrases with "went"

Henry Fielding Secure, as I now thought myself, of my direction, I went to the shop, which very much resembled an apothecary’s. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Charles Dickens WE went to look at it, only this last Midsummer, and found that the Railway had cut it up root and branch. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Rudyard Kipling And soa he went on, backin’ an’ fillin’ an’ workin’ up t’ awd lass wal she felt as if her life warn’t worth nowt if she didn’t hev t’ dog. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Meredith Temple and I clutched fingers tight as long as the blows went on. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

All I said was that Sir Hannibal went out on his bicycle. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton Then he reminded himself how many nameless noises can be heard by the wakeful during the most ordinary night, and shrugging his shoulders, went wearily to bed. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

She came from Liverpool, and she went back there when she was eight. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Before it had been a rumour; but now in words uneraseable, in definite and undeniable print, the knowledge went forth. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope Satan, with all the horrors of hell, as they had been described to her, was preferable to the companionship of Peter Steinmarc. And yet she went on without flinching. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

And I went out to the pony-chaise. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

Sir Walter Scott The rest of the company sympathized, and a stifled whisper went through them, indicating how much her desperate and determined manner impressed them with awe, and even horror. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Willa Cather As the pain gradually loosed its grip, the stiffness went out of his jaws, the black circles round his eyes disappeared, and a little of his natural colour came back. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

The Indian Yan went down to the Essequibo a copper-colour, but the reflection of the sun from the sea and from the sandbanks in the river had turned him nearly black. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

She declined to let me continue at the Bath School; and I went to another, at Winkfield, in the county of Wilts, of which the chief recommendation lay in the religious character of the master. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Edith Wharton He sat downstairs till he heard her ring for the parlor-maid to put out the lights; then he went up to the drawing-room with a bundle of papers in his hand. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

George Meredith So it went on from day to day for three days. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope Goodbye.” And so saying he went from her. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton If his reputation went it would weaken us all over Asia and Africa. Well, the story about that hole in the ground, that goes down nobody knows where, has always fascinated me, rather. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Then he went on next to Gawler, and with nine stone seven this time, gave the good people there a great, if not exactly profitable, treat, by the easy way he trounced thirteen others. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

H. G. Wells Quite a number, I admit, went without. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Mrs. Jarsell went dead white when I mentioned a confession. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Arnold Bennett He went raving mad the same afternoon. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

G. K. Chesterton The two pursuers went over it after him like flying birds. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Isabella Bird Yielding to “the inexorable law of a stern necessity,” I went to the Rock House, and a very pleasing girl produced a suit of oiled calico. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Andrew Lang And so they embraced, and each went his own way. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang For the sake of pleasure, or of new experiences, or of economy, Smollett went to Paris in 1750, where he met Dr. Moore, later his biographer, the poetical Dr. Akenside, and an affected painter. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Then I took two lengths of a fishing-rod, which came to just six feet, and I went back with my client to where the elm had been. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

And then it hurried, hurried, as fast as express train could take it, till it reached its London address, and, went softly upstairs, and laid itself with a few others on Hugh’s breakfast table. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry James At this I was able to straighten myself; I went the rest of the way up; I made, in my bewilderment, for the schoolroom, where there were objects belonging to me that I should have to take. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Wilkie Collins Mirabel went away on his doubtful errand with a heavy heart. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Algernon Blackwood Panting and momentarily flustered, I paused in the little hall to recover breath, while the hurricane, having flung me into shelter, went roaring and howling down the sloping street. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James When Miss Gostrey arrived, at the end of a week, she made him a sign; he went immediately to see her, and it wasn’t till then that he could again close his grasp on the idea of a corrective. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

The first dinner-bell had rung during Captain Bulstrode’s agony; so the corridors and rooms were deserted when he went to look for Aurora, with his mother’s letter in his breast. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anatole France She went into the shop, and sat on a chair. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

After dinner I went into my stateroom as if I meant to take some rest. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Willa Cather After a glass or two of champagne they went to sleep and had nothing to say! I always look better after the first glass, — it gives me a little colour, it’s the only thing that does. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

That is — ” “Something went on at dinner-time. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

The girl, Margaret Rymer, was serving a woman with a pennyworth of writing-paper when we went in, and a postage-stamp. Lost in the Post by Ellen Wood [1870]

Guy de Maupassan He went from town to town, studying catalogues, rummaging in lofts full of dusty volumes, and was hated by all the librarians. The Legion of Honor by Guy de Maupassan

H. Rider Haggard A minute passed, and Otter, thinking that he heard a noise without that door of the cell whereby the two priests had entered, which had been left ajar, went to it and tried to open it. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins It was solemnly declared that he put an image of the Virgin Mary in his boat, when he went out on his sailing excursions! I have seen the image--it was a very beautiful work of art. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Annie went to bed with a spirit lightened as well as chastened, and kept saying over the words of Mr. Peck, so as to keep fast hold of the consolation they had given her. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Arthur Conan Doyle At one o’clock there was a break of an hour for dinner, and then the work went on until six, when all hands struck and went off to their homes or to the public-house according to inclination. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

As Fouquet was alighting from his carriage, to enter the castle of Nantes, a man of mean appearance went up to him with marks of the greatest respect, and gave him a letter. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She went into the deserted upper hall with this intention, but was attracted on her way along it by the firelight shining through the open door of the drawing-room. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Bram Stoker Wherever he went he seems to have been in touch with the learned and progressive men of his time, and always a student. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

As the days went on, and the bank-note did not turn up, Mr. Preen fell into the depths of gloom. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

George Gissing He went into the station, now quiet and deserted. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson The chair stood by the window, which gave on the cross-roads and the main street; from it, he could see all that went on in the township. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins I went back to my bedroom, and opened my Diary, and read the story again. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Jacques Futrelle Hatch went out and The Thinking Machine disappeared into his laboratory. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Leslie Stephen Johnson went on to speak of the difficulty of getting biographical information. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Edith Wharton Wyant withdrew to his mother’s house, and Pauline went to Europe, a free woman. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Olaf Stapledon It was always with mingled despair and relief that Paul went back from leave. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Lawson He sacked them all there and then, but of course they went to work as usual next morning. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

What of that?” “What did you do then?” “Then I stopped at the shrine and said a prayer, and then I went to bed and slept until Brigadier Durand’s gendarmes awoke me with their clatter. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Jane Austen Her cause, meanwhile, went on well. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Thomas Hardy Pierston went off to a business meeting, and left the young couple to adjust their differences in their own way. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Henry James One can really talk,” Mrs. Churchley went on. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

Edith Wharton As he went out into the wintry night, New York again became vast and imminent, and May Welland the loveliest woman in it. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

I went stumbling out of the room, and didn’t see anything more. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope But on the next day he went away. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

I don’t suppose Richard’s outspoken comments went down very well, even with good gold for a chaser. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells He went to and fro swinging it, and striking with it; but later he tired of it and threw it aside. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

The lovely lady, unaware that we were parties to her guilty secret, went with us, accompanied by her numerous attendants, and looking as beautiful, and hardly less innocent, than an angel. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Thomas Hardy Fortunately or unfortunately for him he fell in love, and then went to Bombay. Since that time I have heard very little of him. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

George Gissing They went out into the hall, looked into one or two other rooms, and began to ascend the stairs. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Some nursed them and then went out together for exercise or pleasure. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

But still, as the stream of mean, cruel reprimand went on and on, such anger rose in her heart that she could with pleasure have stood up and struck Mrs Creevy across the face. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

John Galsworthy He must look! He got out of bed, went to the window and pulled the curtain a slice aside. Awakening by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells They went about their business almost sluggishly, in a mood of melancholy fatigue. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

H. G. Wells Pyecraft inhabited the upper half of a house in Bloomsbury, and I went there so soon as I had done my coffee and Trappistine. I did not wait to finish my cigar. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Ford Madox Ford Tietjens went heavily along the trench. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Joseph Furphy He was there! He went like a boomerang when I let him rip, and in two seconds he had the blood flying out of those horses’ heels; and, of course, they streaked for the clear ground near the hut. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Wilkie Collins He went on: “Which is my way to the Fleur de Lys Inn?” His way was, in the first place, to retrace his steps. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Wilkie Collins I went back again to my own room to wait and watch. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Nathaniel Hawthorne With a sort of shame upon him, he went forward, and, leaning against a tree, looked at what he considered the home of his ancestors. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Stephen Lucius Gwynn He went into the world more and more as a bachelor, Bessy, as always, falling into the background when expenses grew high; though, at first, in Paris he and she went about a good deal together. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

The interest of his first wife’s money brought him in fifty-two pounds yearly, and this he would enjoy till his death, when it went to his daughter. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Willa Cather Bergson went over in his mind the things that had held him back. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Anthony Trollope All aristocratic Rome went out in crowds to Lucca, so that two hundred Senators might be seen together in the streets of that provincial town. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

D.H. Lawrence He did not think definitely of anything, but his frown meant to him: ‘Now for the beginning of Hell!’ He went towards the dining-room, where the light was, and the uneasy murmur. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

As it approached the shore Alie signed to me, and, divining her intention, I went down to inquire its errand. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

I remember that the first day I went to school I walked round and round the quadrangle in the luncheon-hour, and every boy who passed stopped me and asked me my name and what my father was. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Bram Stoker Then he rose and went slowly away. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

On learning that there would not be a river steamer leaving until the following day, I went ashore, discovered an inn, and engaged a room. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Tobias Smolle His lordship had no sooner pronounced his apology, with a very bad grace, than he went away in some disorder, and, I dare say, he will never invite another Welchman to his table. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Maria Edgeworth I never liked him so well — we went on most happily together. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Anatole France One of my duties was to pay a visit to M. d’Asterac. I went to the great alchemist on the last Sunday of November, after the midday dinner. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Ralph Waldo Emerson He went to the edge of his possibility. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

To re-establish his health, he went to a village called Arquà, situated on the slope of a hill famous for the salubrity of its air, the goodness of its wines, and the beauty of its vineyards. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Jules Verne They went out, therefore, and the exploration was made with extreme care, over an extent of nearly two miles. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

He might be a good man, but this duty had become to him a sort of form: he went through it with the phlegm of custom. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell He sighed a little regretfully as Ellinor went away. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Sinclair Lewis As he went through the common room he watched the three or four groups scattered through it. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells They went to bed every night in a storm of uproar: “Haw, Haw, Haw — bump!” and their mother seemed to like it. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jules Verne The Doctor went towards him and spoke, but it was long before he could rouse him from his absorbing contemplations. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Frederick Marryat As soon as he could get away, Edward went out with Humphrey to have some conversation with him. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Rudyard Kipling They would fall on the laps of the rowers, and when we went ashore we would roast and eat them. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

M. R. James Then he went on: ‘And even if I do get it put back, he won’t forgive me: I can tell that. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

The fact is, I and my servant — he’s down the road with the horses and I guess you noticed him — the two of us went for a ride this afternoon, and got good and well lost. Greenmantle by John Buchan

John Galsworthy He went down moodily, and sat in a long chair before the wood fire, pulling a spaniel’s ears and watching the room darken. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

At half-past six they went for a drive in the forest. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sinclair Lewis And among the strollers, quite separate and casual, they noticed Detective Matozas, Mayor Fleeron, and Mr. Wilbur Feathering. And nothing happened, nothing at all, and they went to bed. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing She went back to her bedroom with it. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Hugh went in, and Lord Newhaven closed the door. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Wilkie Collins They went quickly along the passage and down to the garden gate, in silence. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

D. H. Lawrence She went into the kitchen and returned with the garment. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson She went to Leeds to buy a new bonnet to wear with the black satin, but when she tried it on ‘its pink lining looked infinitely too gay. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

John Galsworthy When a little later Michael went over to the House, he was edified by posters. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Robert Louis Stevenson Swift were the heels of his flight, and loud behind as he went Rattled the leaping stones on the line of his long descent. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then we went abroad, and she came back to shut herself up in Rose Cottage. I tried to marry Caranby, but Emilia stopped that. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Thomas Hardy Lady Constantine, fearing it had lost its way, went quickly to the spot, searched, and called aloud. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Arnold Bennett The conversation of course never went far away from the subject of the Orgreaves — and Janet in particular. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Algernon Blackwood We heard him stumbling away among the boulders, and then the sounds suddenly ceased as he topped the ridge and went down past the fire on the other side. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He went first to Saxony; but met so little encouragement, and encountered so much danger from the emissaries of the Inquisition, that he did not remain there many months. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

To the bed again, to the lady he went and laid him down so far away, that thereafter he full seldom touched her comely weeds. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Jacques Futrelle You went with some other man — the man who really stole the gold plate. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

But, personally, I don’t wish to have anything more to do with Mr. Buck. I thought his manner most offensive the last time I went to see him. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Ivan Turgenev She wore a light barége dress with pale blue flowers on it; her hair fell in long curls down her cheek in the English fashion; this style went well with the cold expression of her face. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Pu Songling She crossed the door, went down the staircase, stepped over the yard and left the place. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Hullo! why was Grimm leaving the helm again? Back he went to the cabin, leaving the sailor at the helm . The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

M. P. Shiel Hogarth, whose mind was in weathercock state, rolled the barrow to the hill, left it, went stealing fleetly up, and gripped the man’s collar, to whisper: “In the King’s name I arrest you”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

William Makepeace Thackeray Then he went on deck, and was back in a minute, and operated on the fish, looking rather grave the while. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Henry James I stayed with her at the café door, and he went back to the hotel and to his wife. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

Henry James As the weeks went on there she lived more and more into the world of whiffs and glimpses, she found her divinations work faster and stretch further. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Guy de Maupassant After dinner, I went for a stroll in the park of the thermal establishment. The Spasm (Le Tic) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

H.P. Lovecraft Still dazed, I bade my host good night and went upstairs with the lamp, although I had an excellent pocket flashlight with me. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Ivan Turgenev Bazarov bit his lips and went out. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Edith Wharton But she made no sign, and he went on. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Agnes went through the meadows a-weeping, Fowl are a-singing. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

The same evening I went to Yorkshire, but I did not find my sister. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Dthemetri, with one or two of my Arabs, went into the village near which I was encamped and tried to buy the required provisions, offering liberal payment, but he came back empty-handed. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Bram Stoker Things went with great regularity at Lesser Hill, so they knew that there would be no interruption to their talk. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Nothing was said, and he went on. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Anthony Trollope As it also opened directly into the dean’s house, it was the passage through which that dignitary usually went to his public devotions. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

She opened the door and went into the primly-furnished back drawing-room. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Gozlan went out to Les Jardies for the purpose of cheering the hermit up. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

H. G. Wells A little inconsecutively the Senator went on to denounce the dishonesty of Europe and the disingenuousness of European and particularly of British diplomacy. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Algernon Blackwood He went slowly, casting backward glances, and at the door he turned and caught my eye. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Perhaps in the full report there would be something? He went out and looked up Colonel Smollett in the telephone book. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Arthur Morrison Here his brutality increased to a frightful extent, till his wife, already broken in health in consequence, went in constant fear of her life, and Miss Foster passed a life of weeping misery. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

He said he’d see Charley for himself then; and he went in and talked to him, oh so gently and nicely about his soul; and gave little Nanny half-a-crown when he went away. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

G. K. Chesterton After that, of course, the car went straight on with nobody to stop or turn it. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis Before he went to his shop he had three fingers of pick-me-up, which so exhilarated him that he stood on the corner, swaying and beaming. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

After a minute or two had passed in silence, he rose and went to the door, and called the superintendent. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Arthur Morrison He received as one not comprehending his sister’s persuasion to remain at home; but when he went she followed at a little distance. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

I lit a pipe and went over the whole thing again till my brain grew weary. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Jules Verne One day, even, a fast United States gun boat went out from Boston, if not to pursue the monster, at least to send after it a few cannon shot. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

With a cry of rage Sam Gover sprang forward and the man with the lantern went down under a fierce blow upon the head. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

During an intermission he went into the beautiful garden, where gay crowds were strolling among the flowers, and lights, and fountains. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

For two or three days he went about, asking for information concerning the coining, and reading up details in old newspapers about the exploits of the Saul family. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

We took this mountain-path to avoid some very bad swamps that we were told we should encounter if we went by the main road. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

At the end of September, Balzac went by invitation to Wierzchownia, and remained its guest for over four months. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anthony Trollope Then Frank went in and found his father seated alone in his magistrate’s room. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Robert Louis Stevenson In this state he went forth again to his companions; and (as the thing which would give himself most consequence either way) announced that the patient was in a fair way to die. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

He had been pensioned off years before, but he went out from force of habit; and, as my friend the patron of the company once confided to me in a whisper, “the old chap did no harm. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Arthur Machen So then Sir Simon went out of the castle and mounted his horse and rode away to the bishop and told him everything. The White People by Arthur Machen

John Bunyan I thought I should have been killed there, over and over; but at last day brake, and the Sun rose, and I went through that which was behind with far more ease and quiet. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

H. G. Wells It set me thinking, picturing you with a mite of a baby in your arms—what little things they are, Stephen!—and your old face bent over it, so that presently I went to my room and cried. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli Mr. Cleveland went down to the House, and attacked his old comates in a spirit of unexampled bitterness. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope Peter went up into his own room to put away his hat and umbrella, and then, if ever, would have been the moment for Linda to have told her story. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

D. H. Lawrence Bang! Bang! went Romero’s shots. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

H. G. Wells It was wonderful, but — Mr. Polly decided that it was time he went in. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

His wife cried: ‘It is the Lord!’ She went quickly from the carriage to the fly. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

He has journied on the road that leads to it, and joined the mighty of soul who went before him. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

He went straight to the terrace, along which he crept with stealthy footsteps. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle Summer and winter he went for his swim, and, as I am a swimmer myself, I have often joined him. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

I went up at once to the room appropriated to me — not the one I had before occupied. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Andrew Lang They went from court to court, from castle . Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

R. D. Blackmore But now he looked at Mary, and his breath again went from him. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Edith Wharton Nencia, when she saw it, went white and ran out of the room. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Sinclair Lewis At the somewhat gloomy harness shop we descended and went in. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle It went the round of the papers upon the 3rd of October. “Galway, October 2nd, 7. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

Madame Carimon was not a subscriber, but she sometimes paid her ten sous and went in. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Yet it was very necessary to smooth him down, so after breakfast Jaikie and Woolworth went out into the street. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Jack London The next moment the front of the column went by. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

George Gissing Now-a-days she never went in the direction of Champion Hill, formerly her favourite walk. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

On one occasion I went twenty miles, to Bimbalong and back, the highest hill in the Ooldea Ranges, and that less than 100 feet. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

The fiercest joy of his life was the dirl that went up his arm as the steel thrilled to its own hard impact on the bone. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Three times he went over each garment before he was sure and then he scowled disgustedly. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Grimm gave the wheel up to the look-out, and himself went to the taffrail, whence he roared back orders of ‘Port!’ or ‘Starboard!’ in response to signals from the lighter. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

For some time the voyage went otherwise well. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

William Makepeace Thackeray At length they fell fast asleep, and then I stole softly down, and seeing some turf convenient, I placed one under each of their heads, and off I went with their gold as fast as I could. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Thomas Hardy He went first to the room where they had washed their hands together the day before, and as he entered the sitting-room the dish-covers rose from the dishes as if by his own motion. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Henry Handel Richardson For along with her pride went also the retiring modesty, the shrinking from prominence, that had hall-marked her years of wifehood. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Walter Scott The dragoons first searched all the rooms below without success, till two of them hearing somebody stirring over their heads, went up a pair of turnpike stairs. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Thomas Hughes And the Squire might reply with a shake of his head, that his sons only mixed with their equals, and never went into the village without the governess or a footman. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Wilkie Collins He raised the two thousand francs; and away went Balzac to catch his runaway genius, to bask in the society of a female angel, and to coin money in the form of manuscripts. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Charles Dickens The moment he succeeded, he went on, as if in great alacrity of acquiescence. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Rudyard Kipling I crossed dusty roads; I went through tall grass; I climbed hills in the moonlight. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Victor Hugo Ursus went on muttering angry words between his teeth. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

He talked affably, and even gently, as we went along the street; he had never been so civil to me in his life. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Major Parrifer went to the library, and there saw the lady standing on one side of the fender, holding her foot to the fire. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

After a few words had passed, I went inside. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

G. K. Chesterton He went into the inn without a word; and came back idly pushing or rolling with an alternate foot (as if he were playing football with two footballs at once) two objects that rolled very easily. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

We went into the smoking-room where a card-table was set out, and I was offered things to smoke and drink. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

I went with the firm determination to become a true Christian, to try and comfort my dear Mamma in all her griefs, trials, and anxieties, and to become a dutiful and affectionate daughter to her. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

George Gissing For the present his task was to obtain one more private interview with Sidwell ere she went to London, or, if that could not be, somehow to address her in unmistakable language. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]