Phrases with "when"

D. H. Lawrence She tried not to look at the window, yet, when she felt the lightning blench the lamplight, she watched, and each time a flash leaped on the window, she shuddered. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

M. R. James I do think, James, when I am taking all this trouble for you, you might contrive to remember the one or two things which I specially begged you to see after. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

And when the church she stood within To her mother on bench straight did she win. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Virginia Woolf What would he think, she wondered, when he came back? That she had grown older? Would he say that, or would she see him thinking when he came back, that she had grown older? It was true. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jules Verne At the same time, when so many people were thinking about James Starr, Harry Ford was the subject of no less anxiety. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

G. K. Chesterton But the average representative of them undoubtedly treats the Shavian meaning as tricky and complex, when it is really direct and offensive. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Edgar Allan Poe But when we come to speak of the excellences of the tale these defects appear really insignificant. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Woolf From them Laetitia picked up those anecdotes of the great which sprinkled her pages with dashes and served her purpose when subscribers failed and landladies grew insolent. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Wilkie Collins I caught her in my arms; but I was afraid to kiss her — she trembled so when I only touched her. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

And in this case, when the objects of a man’s habitual admiration are true and noble, they will ever be found to suggest some antidote to the fatigues of their pursuit. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Abraham Merri At any rate, when he sat again he was entirely calm. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Robert Louis Stevenson We had a regular daily competition to guess the vessel’s progress; and twelve o’clock, when the result was published in the wheel-house, came to be a moment of considerable interest. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott He acquire any tincture of humane letters! — yes, when prowling foxes and yelling wolves become musicians. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Arthur Conan Doyle And the cramps when my bodylike a badly articulated skeleton — would all get twisted into one rigid tangle! But now, except some dyspepsia and urticaria of the palms, I am free from pain. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Henry James The old woman will adore me when she knows me — it’s too stupid of her not to see. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Squadron upon squadron had struggled to escape by this line, when suddenly pursuit had ceased. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

He could catch the perfume, too, of her hair as she leant towards him, and once, when their hands touched, he was stung as if by the scorch of some consuming fire. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Even now, when the printed lines contained the significance of a possible resource, she did not give so much as a thought to the flattering opinion of Sparta as her mother had conveyed it to her. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Pleasure or good, in a general sense, is that which the consciousness of a sensitive and intelligent being seeks, and in which, when found, it acquiesces. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

But yet it is not inconsistent with this concession to Pope’s merits, that we must avow our belief in his thorough ignorance of Greek when he first commenced his task. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Rudyard Kipling They say themselves, when they talk: “We did not know what our nation was. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson And when at last I began to flee up the mountain, it was indeed partly to escape from the raw air that kept me coughing, but it was also part in play. The Sea Fogs by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abraham Merri The cloth caught when the stone closed. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Henry James This was one of the questions he was to leave her to deal with — the question whether people of his sort still asked girls up to their rooms when they were so awfully in love with other women. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

At the moment when the two enemies made their appearance, the church bells, which had been silent for some time, began to ring violently. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

E. Phillips Oppenheim From the time when cocktails were served in the stately library of Sandywayes Court until the reverent offering of port at the conclusion of the dinner. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Edith Wharton You tell me you saw it in summer, when it looks up like a saint’s eye, reflecting the whole of heaven. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Her clear-sightedness, so tremendous in her dealings with outward circumstances, stopped short when she turned her eyes within. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Jack London He would advance his fore legs and drag up his body with a sort of hitching movement, when he would advance his fore legs and hitch ahead again for a few more inches. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Anthony Trollope But still there is left a flavour of the character which Thackeray himself tasted when he called his hero a prig. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

D. H. Lawrence In London he had been the favourite pupil of an engineer, a clever man, who became well-known at the time when Tom Brangwen had just finished his studies. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anna Katherine Green But scarcely had I entered upon the walk that led down to the gate, when I heard a light step behind me. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Love Peacock But when they came to shape the model, Not one could fit the other’s noddle. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Humbug! There are whiles when I’m sick of my job. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch His business of beating up recruits took him away from us for days together; and we missed him on Christmas Eve when we christened the apple-trees as usual. Margery of Lawhibbet by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Anthony Trollope He again thinks of starting from Brundisium, and promises, when he has arrived there, instantly to begin a new work. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Susanna Rowson He never imagined that a gentle, generous female heart, once tenderly attached, when treated with unkindness might break, but would never harbour a thought of revenge. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

E. T. A. Hoffmann And the stranger only left the apartment when play came to an end for the night. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Sir Walter Scott Hobbie will hae a merry morning when he comes hame, and misses baith bride and gear. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Elizabeth Gaskell Sir Philip, when applied to, told me that he paid an annuity regularly to an old woman named Fitzgerald, living at Coldholme (the village near Starkey Manor-House). The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

H. G. Wells Of all conceivable persons you, when you have grown to manhood, are the most likely to understand. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Rudyard Kipling I hold no brief for the Hun, but honestly I think he has not lied as much about the Jutland fight as people believe, and that when he protests he sank a ship, he did very completely sink a ship. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

As before, when grappling with other forces of nature, he could find in himself all sorts of courage except the courage to run away. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

It was considerably past midnight when Mr. Barton took his leave and set out upon his solitary walk homeward. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Goldwin Smith Cowper had not been two years with the Unwins when Mr. Unwin, the father, was killed by a fall from his horse; this broke up the household. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

They were all seated at the table, and had begun to enjoy the excellent repast, when a voice was heard in the lawn. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Puir man, when he cam in at last he couldna eat—just a dram o’ whisky in het milk—and he sleepit a round o’ the clock. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The owner of a picture ascribed to Corot gets uneasy when its authenticity is doubted. The Meaning of Truth by William James

But we can believe Hawthorne, when he tells us that Pierce took good charge of the troops under his command, and that he was kind and considerate to sick and wounded soldiers. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Radclyffe Hall Miss Lesway had put in a small quantity of furniture to tide her over; she was only there until March, when she would move into a flat of her own. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

G. K. Chesterton And when at last he lay down on the hard earth, sleep struck him senseless like a hammer. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Elio When the first heart-piercing hours were over — when her horror at his delirium was no longer fresh, she began to be conscious of her relief from the burden of decision as to her future course. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Laurence Sterne The beautiful grisette rose up when I said this, and going behind the counter, reach’d down a parcel and untied it: I advanced to the side over against her: they were all too large. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

William Makepeace Thackeray We all know you; and I lay my life that when you come through the court, Mrs. Titmarsh has got a handsome thing laid by. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Robert Louis Stevenson And yet often when the fog is thickest and most chill, a few steps out of the town and up the slope, the night will be dry and warm and full of inland perfume. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

He applied this geometrical and inventive genius to dioptrics, which, when treated of by him, became a new art. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

G. K. Chesterton We are to deny Christian justice and destroy international equality, all in order to teach an Arab to believe he is “an agent of fate,” when he has never believed anything else. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Wilkie Collins I pass over these days, and pause for a moment at the time when we could speak with some calmness and resignation on the subject of our bereavement. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Guy de Maupassan The unfortunate husband was sent over to the frontier when he was released from prison. The Odalisque of Senichou by Guy de Maupassan

She talked about it one night when she came to dinner. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Her eyes glowed, so that their light sometimes flashed upward to me, as when the sun throws a dazzle from some bright object on the ground. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Late in 1908, when asked to undertake a similar rescue operation for Eder Hall itself, he made similar recommendations. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Abraham Merri And there is another thing — that Lugur does not know — when he opens the Portal the Silent Ones will hear and Lakla and the Akka will be swift to greet its opener. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Charles Dickens I am what you saw me when the clock struck that hour — One old man. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Willa Cather Appearances had to be kept up when there was a man in the house; and he might have taken it into his head to send for the doctor, and stir everybody up. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

By a millionth chance, when the great Red Bell dissolved the astral vibrations, you were restored to your own. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Guy de Maupassant We must certainly have slept a long time, for it was dark when I awoke. Old Mongilet (Le Père Mongilet) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

I must have you overhead to knock through when the street’s clear. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

John Galsworthy But when she was home, and there was no one but herself to hear him, that frightened look would disappear. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

And when we all stick fast, it is just the use of a man of genius that he comes and shows us the meaning of the thing. Coral and Coral Reefs by Thomas Henry Huxley

Charles Kingsley There are several other biographies, even more important, to be read first, when they are written. Burns and His School by Charles Kingsley

He was extremely angry, and, when he returned to Windsor, after greeting the Princess with affection, he publicly rebuked the Duchess for what she had done. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

The verandah was empty, and he was just about to enter the House, when through the west door came a figure, breathing hard and bent apparently on the same errand. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He hemmed several times and looked consciously kind, as a man will when he knows he’s on delicate ground. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Guy de Maupassant It was the solemn moment when the first shot it awaited, when the heart beats a little, while the nervous finger keeps feeling at the gun-lock every second. Hautot Senior and Hautot Junior (Hautot père et fils) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

H. G. Wells The shadows told of shapes that moved quickly and rhythmically, in agreement with that regular sound, and rested when it ceased. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Jack London Now, when you see such a shop, drive right on till you turn the corner, then stop and let me out. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell But when he was laid down, she would sally out to taste the fresh air, and to work off her wild sorrow in cries and mutterings to herself. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Robert Louis Stevenson But anyway the boat moved, and presently we got up with Mulinuu, where I finally lost my temper, when I found that Sale proposed to go ashore and make a visit — in fact, we all three did. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Very astonished indeed must he have been, when she glided in at the window, and stood before him. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Virginia Woolf The upkeep of that motor car alone must cost him quite a lot, said Septimus, when they got out into the street. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Thus it has been observed46 that a bright-coloured Indian locust was invariably rejected when offered to birds and lizards. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Marjorie Bowen It was shuttered as when he had seen it on his last visit to Ambrosine. The garden was a mass of tangled weeds — he noticed a bramble that barred the door across and across. The Fair Hair of Ambrosine by Marjorie Bowen

We went up the river without a shadow of trouble except once, when off Hole Haven, the brute took a sudden sheer and nearly had a barge anchored just clear of the fairway. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Inspector Plimmer cast his mind back to the time when he had been a young married man himself. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Guy de Maupassan When she raised her arms, when she bent over, when she got into a carriage, when she held out her hand to you, her gestures were perfect and appropriate. The Model (Femme d'artiste) by Guy de Maupassan

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman It looked as if the mother had locked her into the house when she went away, and told her not to make any noise for fear the neighbours would hear her and find out that she herself had gone. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

They’ll swear to you now that she was staying at Shepheard’s with an invalid mother when he met her. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

H. G. Wells First at him, and then when he protested, at Fate. “I suppose it has to be,” she said. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell I need not have felt such a gentle elation of spirits, as this mark of the town’s attention is paid to every one when they arrive after a journey. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

At the time when I left Africa two years before, I had lost sight of him for months, and heard that he was somewhere on the Congo poaching elephants. Greenmantle by John Buchan

He touched his breast near a brass button, on the very spot where Jim had given a thump to his own when protesting that there was nothing the matter with his heart. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Kenneth Grahame And they never pass me over — they come to Mole End last of all; and I used to give them hot drinks, and supper too sometimes, when I could afford it. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

D.H. Lawrence Cautiously putting her hand on his hair, she found it warm, quite hot, as when you put your hand under a sitting hen, and feel the hot-feathered bosom. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells When England has found her soul again, when her health has been restored, then all her ancient liberties of speech and counsel will return to her again. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Ford Madox Ford But when you say it you are just a parrot. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Anatole France But M. Coignard reminded him that, being suckled by the Muses, I would never become a cook, and that the time was not far off when I should wear a clerical neckband. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

But when he understood the terror of his Hatred, he laid his head upon his arms and wept, not facile tears like Esther’s, but tears wrung out from his agonising, unavailing regret. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Sometimes on the slope leading to the top of the quarry, when he braced his muscles against the weight of some vast boulder, it seemed that nothing kept him on his feet except the will to continue. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Oscar Wilde Of course, I didn’t mind that at all, and even when he wanted to borrow money I forgave him, but I could not stand his making love to me. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

The work was in progress, when who should look in upon us but Duffham. He was passing by to visit some one ill in the cottages. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

H.P. Lovecraft But it is not from them that there came the single glimpse of forbidden eons which chills me when I think of it and maddens me when I dream of it. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

His house in Edinburgh was sold, and he had to go into a certain Mrs. Brown’s lodgings, when he was discharging his duties as Clerk of Session. His wife was dead. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

But when he saw the glittering fetters he leapt upon the officer, and, in an instant, he bore him to the ground. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

H.G. Wells An’ ‘e’s such a reckless fool when ‘e gets a bit on. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

It started to walk about; but hardly had it done so when it burst silently asunder. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Vsevolod Krestovsky In this way the band might lose two or three thousand rubles, but such a loss had no great importance, and was soon made up when some fat “pigeon” appeared. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

D.H. Lawrence Three weeks they had known each other when they married. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Helen Zimmern In his youth he was known as “a gay philosopher,” in the days when the word philosopher was still used in its true sense of a lover of wisdom. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Mark Twain Tom, you’ll look back, some day, when it’s too late, and wish you’d cared a little more for me when it would have cost you so little. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

H. Rider Haggard As we went, suddenly, from all sorts of unexpected places, spears gleamed out in the moonlight, only to vanish again when we uttered the password. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James It was a comfortable time — when appreciation could go so straight, could rise, and rise higher, without critical contortions; when we could, I mean, be both so intelligent and so “quiet. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Leo Tolstoy Alyosha was delighted with his new boots, but was angry with his feet when they ached at the end of the day after so much running about. Alyosha the Pot by Leo Tolstoy

But thou art court-bred and wilt well understand me when I say the queen commands Lady Fleming to tell her when she led the last branle. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Even little babes, when I take them in my arms, weep bitterly. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Horace Walpole Heaven that delivered her from thy fury, when the judgments so recently fallen on thy house ought to have inspired thee with other thoughts, will continue to watch over her. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Thomas Hardy But when they rose from stooping over the chart the light flashed upward, and fell smart upon one of ’em’s features. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang All others leave us ready, when occasion comes, to fall to our old love again; and may that love never be worse than the taste for old books! Once a collector, always a collector. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan People are often nearer to each other when they are keeping still than when they are talking. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

James Hogg She never quitted Peebles as long as Bell Calvert remained there, and, when she was removed to Edinburgh, the other followed. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Walter Besant He led the way into a passage, which, when the door shut behind us, as it did of its own accord, was pitch dark. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Ivan Turgenev The old lady addressed some question to Liza, and I could not help shuddering, I remember, when her daughter’s broken voice, like cracked glass, sounded in reply. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

E. Phillips Oppenheim In those days, when she singled me out from all her admirers, I was mad enough to believe that I loved her, and mad enough to be very unhappy about it. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was kneeling and Stackhurst standing by the body when a shadow fell across us, and we found that Ian Murdoch was by our side. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She wondered how her sister had happened to leave it when she cleaned the room. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Will you accompany me to your private room for a moment? There is something there which may convince you I was neither playing the fool nor the bravado when I uttered the phrase I did an instant ago. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle He nearly fainted when he saw it. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Jacques Futrelle This first impression was strengthened when The Thinking Machine introduced Doctor Walpole with an ostentatious squint at Mr. Mallory. The detective set his teeth hard. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Henry James I’m difficult about women — how can I help it? Therefore when you pick up a little American girl at an inn and bring her to us as a miracle, feel how standards alter. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

George Elio These fancies will spring up without the slightest foundation, especially when a woman sees few people; they die out again when there is no encouragement. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Sometimes one hundred criminals are beheaded in an hour, as it is feared may be the case on the Governor going out of office, when it is not unusual to make a jail delivery in this fashion. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

George Meredith Search myself through as I may, I cannot tell when the change began, or what the change consists of, or what is the matter with me, or what charm there is in the person who does the mischief. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

On her face was the look which had shocked Lester when she had earlier seen that turned head. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

They all drank a cup of tea standing in the hall when dressed ready for their expedition. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

John Galsworthy Poetry’s only possible when you may be blown up at any moment, or when you live in Putney.” Sir Lawrence’s eyebrow rose. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

I’ll send the San Francisco information to the Wickham Station when it comes through. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Why, he had known this lot when the first shacks were rising on it, when this was considered the edge of the desert. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Sybil had been half-upstairs when the door had given way, and she had come quickly back to the hall, but her arrival had been unnoticed in the feminine rush that had preceded it. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Marjorie Bowen Marius Lyndwood was following her, when the Countess called him. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

It was only months and months afterwards, when I made the attempt to recover what was left of the body, that I heard the original quarrel arose from a misunderstanding about some hens. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

A blocked communication, do you see?” I took fright when I saw he was getting involved in a military dissertation, and I made haste to interrupt him. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Arthur Morrison All the same when Mrs Bates at last took away her belongings, Dicky ran off in delighted amaze to tell his mother and Em that he was going to tea at Father Sturt’s rooms. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Francis Bacon We are told too that in the East there is discovered a fine soft texture, made of the down of birds, which by an innate force dissolves and melts butter when lightly wrapped in it. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

John Galsworthy This morning after Timothy had gone to the office I went to his study to dust the books which he bought with dear James when we came to live here. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

William Morris Tints of pure pale blue from a greenish one, the colour of a starling’s egg, to a grey ultramarine colour, hard to use because so full of colour, but incomparable when right. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Edgar Wallace I claim in all modesty to have applied the principles which Marconi brought nearer to perfection, when wireless telegraphy was unknown. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson It took a deal of knocking to waken one; and he, when he came at last to the door, could find no other remark but that “it was none of his business. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

Bronislaw Malinowski In Roth’s statement we are not informed whether women were allotted by camp council in infancy or when grown up. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell As it often happens when a family has seemed stationary, and secure from change for years, and then at last one important event happens, another is sure to follow. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Robert Louis Stevenson And of what account is an hour, when the heart is empty of guile? But come, and sit in the house and laugh with the women awhile; And I will but drop my hook, and behold! the dinner made. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ford Madox Ford Or with any of the trencher-fed foot packs of the Cleveland district, of which there had been still several when he had been a boy. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

I will do what you will while you will, for the time comes when no man shall work. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

She believed me implicitly, except when I was telling her the truth about herself, mincing no words, when she used to stand smilingly bashful as if I were overwhelming her with compliments. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Augustine Birrell Lord Fairfax, though furious in war, and badly wounded in many a fierce engagement, was, when otherwise occupied, a man of quiet literary tastes, and a good bit of a collector and virtuoso. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Rafael Sabatini Casanova explained to him that, since angels invariably put on the garb of human flesh when descending upon earth, they labour under human conditions. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

D.H. Lawrence But when this conclusion was reached, the movement broke. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

And with this there goes another consideration which is perhaps less obvious: that there are occasions when an ‘untrue’ belief is more likely to be sincerely held than a ‘true’ one. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

G. K. Chesterton Next morning, however, when Basil and I came down we found him ready and restless. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

E. F. Benson And when we got inside his gate, his dog came running out to meet him. The Dust-Cloud by E. F. Benson

G. K. Chesterton Scarcely had he done so, when Professor de Worms hobbled heavily into the shop, sat down with difficulty and ordered a glass of milk. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

He rose to the surface; but the bystanders, when they heard he had seen the treasure, persuaded him to dive again. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Jack London Several times during the night he sprang to his feet when the shed door rattled open, expecting to see the Judge, or the boys at least. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

D. H. Lawrence The Princess caught it one day, when she had him for a guide. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

The one you just met when you run out. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Charles Dickens She called Caleb to her side, when he had set the chair, and asked him, in a low voice, to describe their visitor. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

D. H. Lawrence It was chrysanthemums when I married him, and chrysanthemums when you were born, and the first time they ever brought him home drunk, he’d got brown chrysanthemums in his button-hole. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Morrison So that on the day when the divers were at work in the bullion-room of the sunken Nicobar, Hewitt gave himself a holiday, and went aboard the tug about noon. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Abraham Merri We were about a hundred feet above the end of the slide when I began to be less sure. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Arthur Morrison Look where he went, when he saw ’em on the bridge!” And again he repeated: “I’ll say the rest when he’s found, not before; an’ nobody can make me. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

He might not so, when I all angrily upright stood. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Virginia Woolf And when one is challenged, even by a few women in black bonnets, one retaliates, if one has never been challenged before, rather excessively. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But when he resumed, it was in the same bloodless and contemptuous tone. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Later, when reactions became organized, the reactions became ‘true’ whenever expectation was fulfilled by them. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Ford Madox Ford The Wife, presumably, did not go to Edith Ethel’s tea-parties often enough, or was too brilliantly conspicuous when there. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Anthony Hope But by immemorial custom the flag flew on the keep when the king or the queen was at the castle. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

H. G. Wells Only when he had gathered that last and turned about to find his inn again, perhaps he would not find his inn! Suppose now that two of us were actually to turn about in just that fashion. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle But when I made my round in my dressing gown, as was my habit, I had no sooner entered the study than I scented danger. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

It must have been quite an hour later when Nikola joined me. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Maria Edgeworth The state of ennui, when contrasted with that of pleasurable mental or bodily activity, becomes odious and insupportable to children. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Charles Dickens What was I going to mention, when it put me out?’ My lady stared at me, as if I knew. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

D. H. Lawrence Even now, when the old housekeeper had left him, he might still have gone on in his old way. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray There’s very few servnts, I can tell you, who’d have thought of such a contrivance, and very few moar would have eggsycuted it when thought of. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I know that a third person is in the way, and I told you so when you asked me, but you and Mr. Johnson were so nice about it that I think I was a little over-persuaded. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

He was in the act of lighting Alice’s candle in the hall, when the sound of steps on the gravel path outside attracted his attention. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson I bear him this testimony with the most unfeigned satisfaction; nor am I without pride when I look back upon my own behaviour. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

He went thence to Lock Le’in and took service with the King of Finntraigh. That kingdom may have been thus called from Fionn himself and would have been known by another name when he arrived there. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Anton Chekhov I remember that when Zinotchka did leave us the last glance she cast at the house was directed at the window at which I was sitting, and I assure you, I remember that glance to this day. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

The thermometer itself tends to take a downward path when a ghost draws near. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jean-Jacques Rousseau In the first case, the will, when declared, is an act of Sovereignty and constitutes law: in the second, it is merely a particular will, or act of magistracy — at the most a decree. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

They had, however, hope that she might still be run upon Weymouth sands, and with this view continued pumping and baling till eleven, when she went down. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Arthur Morrison An’ it means prison; though why, when a man follows orders faithful, I can’t say; but well I know it. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells But when I knelt with you, little urchin, upon my window-seat, it came to me as a thing almost intolerably desirable that some day you should become my real and understanding friend. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Madelon, with Mr. Billingham as her escort, was on her way that evening from the Casino to Ciro’s when she suddenly gripped her companion’s arm. The Cafe of Terror by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1925]

But for a little mud, you’d hardly have thought there had been any rain when we got out again; and the sun was glowing in the blue sky. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

William Morris But when it was broad daylight, they opened a land, a long shore of rocks and mountains, and nought else that they could see at first. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

And you’re going to stick your head into a bees’ byke, when nobody asks you to. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Starve him into surrender, Mrs. Merrit, and don’t leave bananas and seed about for him to peck at when he fancies he’s hungry. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Julian Hawthorne I had just finished winding up my watch, which marked half-past ten, when there was a violent ring at my door-bell, followed by a rattling appeal to the knocker. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Always zealous in obedience to the Biblical law, it is honest to confess to a decided preference for elbow-room when engaged in its actual fulfilment. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle But you can imagine how difficult it is when you are speaking of the one woman whom you are bound to protect and help. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]