Phrases with "when"

Henry James Newport’s quite attractive when you come really to know it, when you know plenty of people. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

H. G. Wells Even when the seekers found, it was at first a long journey before the world could use their findings for any but the roughest, most obvious purposes. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

In the nineteenth century, when good servants are so difficult to procure, the man is worth a gold mine--a Wheel of Fortune, if you like. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

H. Rider Haggard Hardly had we done so, when from the pool, about a hundred yards off, we heard the strident trumpeting of an elephant. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

G. K. Chesterton We have not got real Democracy when the decision depends upon the people. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell He looked on with a slightly contemptuous air; and, taking my hand in his, he led me weeping away, saying that short farewells were always the best when they were inevitable. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Nikolai Gogol Heavens! How he does speak! The feeling can best be described by comparing it to that which you experience when some one combs your head or draws his finger softly across your heel. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

Not a sound was heard in the chamber save the monotonous rattle of the spindle, and the heavy breathing of the dog; save now and then when the priest turned a leaf of his breviary. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

As Abigail said, she had been inclined throughout to judge hardly of Jessy. The winter snow lay on the ground still, when it became a question not of how many weeks Jessy would live, but of days. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

I was sitting in a low chair, and got up politely to greet him, when I had an infernal piece of bad luck. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Time to the dead so all unreckoned flies That when your marble is all dust, arise, If wakened, stretch your limbs and yawn — You’ll think you scarcely can have closed your eyes. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Edith Wharton I thought at first he would be hard hit when the Exhibition Committee refused it, but he seems to regard that as another proof of its superiority. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Thomas Hardy That whistle always occurred at the same time in the evening when Avice was helping in the house. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

G. K. Chesterton But when they looked down at the earth they saw it growing darker and darker. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

John Galsworthy What on earth had they been about! They kept all sorts of things from you, and then when they had what really amounted to good news, blurted it out as if it were a disaster. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

In the open courtyard suppliants walked through the gate, raising, when yet far off, their joined hands above bowed heads, and bending low in the bright stream of sunlight. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Guy de Maupassan That was why, when he had finished his second ballad, and sometimes even sooner, concupiscent looks appeared in their eyes. Kind Girls by Guy de Maupassan

Jacques Futrelle The door had a spring lock, and I was so—so frightened and excited I couldn’t open it right away, sir, and—and when I did I came here to see what was the matter. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

The mass of the public read, and enjoyed, or thought they enjoyed, when they were really only puzzled and perplexed. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Jules Verne It will be when the progress of mechanics has enabled us to solve the problem of aviation. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

William Henry Hudson I have something glad to tell you — something to make you happier than on that day — do you remember? — when you saw me coming to you in the wood. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Arthur Conan Doyle She only smiled out of amusement, perhaps, when in my dazed state I seized her hand. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Charles Dickens I dread the envious man, Thomas. I confess that I am afraid of the envious man, when he is so envious as you are. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

She gave me my fan, and was going on putting her things together, talking all the time, when she asked me to hand her a glove-box on the dressing-table. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

This hook is now strong and rigid enough to catch any object, and, when caught, to anchor the plant and stop the revolving movement. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Augustine Birrell But when the vigilant patrol Of stars walk round about the pole, Their leaves, which to the stalks are curled, Seem to their staves the ensigns furled. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Olaf Stapledon But this course is not justified when terrible wrongs need to be righted. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

No word passed his lips, but sometimes when we were alone and not even his wife was by, he would lay his hand on my shoulder gently. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Such had been Sir Ralph’s precise injunction; when the hunt was out he must bide indoors or in cover. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Ian Maclaren What giants there were in the old days, when an average Englishman, tried by some business worry, would say, “Never mind, Thackeray’s new book will be out tomorrow. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

H. G. Wells But when we came to the icefall I showed my hand a little, and unslung a stout twine hammock for the mater. Little Mother up the Morderberg by H. G. Wells [1910]

We were stopped at a long line of ramparts, and a German sergeant stared at us till he saw the lieutenant beside me, when he saluted and we passed on. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassan He knew that when the beer was placed in front of him, he would drink it; and then what would he do at eleven o’clock? So he walked on, intending to go as far as the Madeleine and return. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

And when the last rich note had died away he wheeled about, and so sat silent for many moments, looking curiously on her flushed face and panting bosom. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Alfred Ainger A thing was worth buying then, when we felt the money that we paid for it. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Sybil, when he consulted her, was happy to find him already half-reconciled to the proposal. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

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]

James Dice went grey with horror when his niece came out with it at the meal, but fortunately she was too occupied with pouring out the tea to notice her uncle’s face. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

H.P. Lovecraft Over hidden wires strange messages traveled, and much was said of still stranger messages yet to travel; but most of this was not guessed till afterward, when the Western Land was safe from the peril. The Street by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Robert Louis Stevenson Then a squall came up; we sat a while in roaring midnight under rivers of rain, and, when it blew by, there was the light again, immovable. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kenneth Grahame It was about three bells in the next day’s forenoon watch when the look-out man first sighted the pirate brigantine. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

E. T. A. Hoffmann And it was only when at last Nathanael rose and kissed her lips or her hand that she said, “Ach! Ach!” and then “Good-night, dear. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

G. K. Chesterton Then I came to Hoxton and found men who had fasted for five hundred years; men who had to gnaw fish because they could not get meat — and fish-bones when they could not get fish. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

James Joyce This heart that flutters near my heart My hope and all my riches is, Unhappy when we draw apart And happy between kiss and kiss: My hope and all my riches — yes! — And all my happiness. Chamber Music by James Joyce

William Makepeace Thackeray I will see, when I get home, whether I cannot make the new Queen some handsome presents. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Henry James Then at last also, when she answered, it might have passed for a plea for further postponement, even for a plea for mercy. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

For them, when an idea is true, it IS true, and there the matter terminates; the word ‘true’ being indefinable. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Elizabeth Barrett Browning And when upon you, weary after roaming, Death’s seal is put, By the foregone ye shall discern the coming, Through eyelids shut. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

Henry James She looked much more than her age, and was fairly frightened — as if I had been trying on her some possibly heartless London trickwhen she had taken in my appeal. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

Yes,” after a pause, when another silence seemed imminent, “there goes the eight o’clock train. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their first service is very low, — when they are the minor morals: but ‘tis the beginning of civility, — to make us, I mean, endurable to each other. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It seemed strange that out of a row of Union soldiers two or three made him think of dead loves and dead lovers, when they were exactly like the rest, even to the yellowish moss. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Olaf Stapledon Often, when he is following the growth of some primitive love-sentiment in your epoch, he is nauseated by the adored object, and by the intimacy in which he is reluctantly entangled. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

And when the sixth cap snapped as harmlessly as the other five, Vanheimert caught the revolver by its barrel to throw or to strike. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Robert Browning Lamb-white maiden: Iphigenia, who was borne away to Taurus by Diana, when her father, Agamemnon, was about to sacrifice her to obtain favorable winds for his expedition to Troy. 152. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

His aunt was still calling his name when he sauntered into the front garden. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

It is not so when the awful majesty of Milton descends from the empyrean throne of contemplation to use the language of the gutter or the fish-market. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim But when the door is closed, and I am left standing there, I hear the rustling of skirts, and my lady advances from the deeper shadows. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

She had been downstairs about ten minutes, when I asked her to fetch my fan, which I had forgotten. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

H.P. Lovecraft With me were two faithful and muscular men for whom I had sent when the time came; men long associated with me in my ghastly explorations because of their peculiar fitness. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

I am afraid that when I was a young cub in France I was not an attractive personality. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

In a furnished room, other people do not know it when you go hungry. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

He shared the sick suspense the hour of the crisis brought, and he was present when the specialist said the fateful words, “I think, under God, this child will live. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

The train was drawn up to the next station; when it stopped, the servant came and opened the carriage-door for his master to get out. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

R. D. Blackmore It was not like that first estrangement, when her father showed how much he felt it in a hundred ways, and went about everything upside down, and comforted her by his want of comfort. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

And when I got there I told a shopwalker who was standing near the door what I had come about. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

There were no lights except in the kitchen when they came in sight of the house. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Kenneth Grahame Mother’s very kind and all that, when I read it to her, and so’s father for that matter. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Guy de Maupassant And yet there were moments when he no longer felt sure, when he lost his head. All Over (Fini) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Ann Radcliffe The Earl, when he perceived Alleyn, stood at the entrance, aghast. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Wilkie Collins The next day, when the doctor again took leave of me in the hall, I hit on a plan for seeing the door as well as hearing it. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But when he heard himself say this, he flinched and began to cry “Oh, my God!” again in his groaning voice. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis But most of all, I can talk to you, after dinnerwhen you’re not being cold and repulsive. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

I knew I would give my life to touch with my lips those rosy palms I understood now that from the moment when I looked into her dark eyes there on the moor last night I had loved her. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Thomas Hardy How shall Monmouth’s men fight when Monmouth runs away?’ ‘I don’t do that. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Charles Dickens Then Grandmarina begged to be introduced to the duchess; and, when the duchess was brought down, many compliments passed between them. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

This with them was the season of activity, when all their most important affairs were undertaken and carried out; the season, too, of enjoyment, when all the chief sports and festivals took place. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Thomas Hardy And to show her good faith in this promise she asked him to wait till later in the evening, when Avice might possibly run across to see her. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

John Galsworthy To-day, when she had been so very nearly Wilfrid’s! So Jon was not married! Not that it made any odds! Things did not come round as they were expected to in books. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Willa Cather He was telling me about a boat trip he had made from New Zealand to some Australian port, when gradually his manner changed; he rambled and was more wary. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Virginia Woolf The cows swish their tails beneath them on hot afternoons; they paint rivers so green that when a moorhen dives one expects to see its feathers all green when it comes up again. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Rudyard Kipling Likewise, when descending in quick time before the hatch closes, you are requested not to jump directly on the head of the next below. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

Elizabeth Gaskell The Persians get up at sunrise, when they have a cup of coffee. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

William Makepeace Thackeray Scarcely was I awake, when I heard the clash of arms at my door (plainly indicating that sentinels were posted there), and a single old gentleman, richly habited, entered the room. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Wilkie Collins I was not twenty-one, and she was not eighteen, when I asked her to be my wife. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I thought,” she added wistfully, “that I should know the truth when I met you again. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Oscar Wilde One is always wounded when one approaches it. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson Back to the inn for my horse, and to C.-S.‘s, when I find him just returned and he accepts my letter. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson This it was, when we missed the caravan, tried for a short cut and wandered to this desolate ravine, that ate into my soul, and, in five days, has changed my beard from ebony to silver. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Was going up with the rest past the Unicorn, when some people met them, saying they’d heard groans. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

I guess the old woman will be all there when I get ‘ome to-night. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman I remember my room faced west, and the sun was getting low, and the sky was a pale yellow and purple, just as you see it sometimes in the winter when there is going to be a cold snap. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

John Galsworthy He was half clothed again when Fleur came in. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Olaf Stapledon It compelled his attention, and in a manner his admiration also; but the tone of his voice, when he was talking of it, suggested a veiled reluctance, almost resentment. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens He was inclined to think it a vision of his own brain, when suddenly a vague suspicion of the truth flashed upon his mind. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Charles Dickens As to going a visiting, where can we not go, if we will; where have we not been, when we would; starting our fancy from our Christmas Tree! Away into the winter prospect. A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens [1850]

Things were very bad with him — he had not cared to confess how bad they were, when he had discussed his affairs with his brother. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

D. H. Lawrence He had a habit, when he was quite alone, of singing, or rather crooning, to himself the old songs of his childhood. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott They had remained nearly an hour in their halting-place, when Redgauntlet said aloud, ‘Look out, Cristal Nixon. If we hear nothing from Fairladies, we must continue our journey. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

H. G. Wells There were nevertheless fluctuations, “cycles of trade” as they were called, when the clogging machinery threatened to stall and was then relieved and went on again. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells There were moments when I doubted whether I was well employed, but at any rate I was resting from that confounded play. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Mercury, when last seen, appeared to be distressed; but made no signals. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

I wouldn’t do no lady that a-way when I was sober. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

They found her in the Pine Room early, up and dressed: when Holt went in to light the fire, she was looking over the two books that lay on the round table. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

They generally give up if you strike ’em when they’re tired and rattled and short on nerve. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

M. P. Shiel But had it no other purpose? That question we may answer when we know its name and its nature. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

I’m so sorry, darling, to have been out just when you have been in! It’s real bad luck. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

To give freedom to both, he would return to his task when opportunity next offered; afterwards, when they had all gone away, and he was alone. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

As soon as I got my breath I shouted, as in duty bound, ‘Keep on, boys!’ when suddenly I felt something hard floating on deck strike the calf of my leg. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Olaf Stapledon Yet sensibility itself, when it rejected intellectual criticism and the claims of daily life, would be smothered in dreams. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

He looked at it; he remembered the way; he was on the point of movement, when the stinging heat struck him again, but this time from behind. Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams

I suppose there is no further news of him this morning?” “There was none when I left the Yard,” the other replied. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Henry James Yearningly then, and only when it had done so, Miss Cutter took up the money. Mrs. Medwin by Henry James [1901]

Rudyard Kipling Ye knew when I cut down the Malik of the Sipah Khel, when he came into Kadam, that I was a man unafraid. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At the time when you insisted upon further security from me, the overdraft of the firm was, I believe, something like a hundred and twenty thousand and the notes to be met eighty thousand. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Ford Madox Ford It was to have gone off last night: when they’d ‘ad it marched down to the station they ‘ad it marched back and told them all it would not be wanted for six weeks . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Arthur Machen If you read it you will know to what a sad pass I had come when it was written. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Every evening, when the day’s work was over, they strolled in the forest, the little wife holding the husband’s hand and leaning her brown head against his shoulder. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Who could resist me when you are in question?” “I have none, Micheline,” answered Serge, with the constrained manner of a man who is feigning. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

When one reflects upon her extraordinary tragedy, when one attempts to gauge the significance of her character and of her life, it is difficult to know whether to pity most, to admire, or to fear. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

The world of Mr. Jarvis had gone wrong with him overnight, as one’s world is likely to do when one sits up till morning with jovial friends, to watch it, and he was prone to resentment. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

In no other way can I explain his conduct at the latter end of his life, when he chose to grow very avaricious, and to hoard up large sums of gold, which he kept in his own house. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As Bernice busied herself with tooth-brush and paste this night she wondered for the hundredth time why she never had any attention when she was away from home. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Gaskell It was so lonely, so dark to that poor girl, when she came slowly and painfully out of her long faint. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Jack London But when it did cease, his turn would come. Lost Face by Jack London

And there are those who say that before then it was in the Crown of Iblis the Accursed when he fell from heaven, and that his fall was not assured until that Stone dropped from his head. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Ford Madox Ford She had the air of women in France when they change the white satin clothes and wash the faces of favourite Virgins at the church doors in August. Then she stood back and apostrophized him. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle By “all” I mean my mother and Elsie and Bob. Our cousin Solomon Barker looked anything but overjoyed when I made the announcement in breathless triumph. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle We understand that when the prisoner is brought before the magistrates a remand will be applied for by the police, and that great developments are hoped from his capture. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was returning along the well-remembered route, and had reached a spot within a mile or so of the marsh of the pterodactyls, when I saw an extraordinary object approaching me. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Guy de Maupassant It leaves a physical and moral sense of disgust behind it, just like as when one has happened to have put one’s hand into some clammy matter and feels in a hurry to wash it off. Always Lock the Door! (Le Verrou) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

But when the body is drawn into the spirit, and at last they fall, then you shall know what the end of desire and destruction is. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

William Makepeace Thackeray She had not been three weeks at head-quarters when half the regiment was in love with her. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Nor was she very much more interested when she met the two young men with revolvers in their hands the following day. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Charles Dickens It was an inexpressible relief to me when we quarrelled, and a greater relief still when I heard abroad that she was dead. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

William Morris Tell me of the deeds when thou wilt. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

Anatole France I have noticed that children, when they are handsome, look, when they pout, like Napoleon at Waterloo. You have made me feel the profound reasons for this similarity. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Samuel Johnson We had some bread, and with that we prepared ourselves to be contented, when we had a very eminent proof of Highland hospitality. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

It won four times running this afternoon when I was backing that silly number five. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Marjorie Bowen Lady Valentine will not forgive my losing it!’ ‘The Lady Valentine will forgive the loss of a dagger, lord, when thou helpest to rescue her from Milan,’ Tomaso said curtly. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

H. G. Wells That was settled when the railways and the telegraph came. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

John Galsworthy And Fleur passed through one of those shamed moments, when the dumb quality of his love for her seemed accusing the glib quality of her love for him. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

James Joyce But was your father what is called well-to-do? I mean, when you were growing up? — Yes, Stephen said. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

George Meredith Should thy love die; O bury it not under ice-blue eyes! And lips that deny, With a scornful surprise, The life it once lived in thy breast when it wore no disguise. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

Sarah Orne Jewett It kind o’ chilled me up when she spoke so satisfied. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

D. H. Lawrence And when I’ve done a few more experiments and observations, and got all the necessary facts, I’m going to do a book on the moon. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson So, when she had once passed the Slap, Kirstie was received into seclusion. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

No one will take the road from me while I live, or the ditch beside it to die in when my time comes. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Guy de Maupassant In his consternation, the Captain got up, and Matilda jumped out and took the child into her bed, when he was quiet at once. What Was Really the Matter with Andrew (Le Mal d'André) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

D. H. Lawrence But we promised to come back in the summer, when it was warmer. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The time came when I was able to prove it. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Leslie Stephen He was fifty-two when receiving the passionate love-letters of Vanessa; and the poem seems to be specially significant. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

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

Ford Madox Ford It never knows when it mayn’t be driven into something irrational and unjust. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Jules Verne Like his companions the captain was dressed in sea-clothes covered by an oil-skin coat, and with a woolen cap which could be pulled down to cover his head entirely, when he so desired. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

A cat is good company when it is purring, or a dog when it is wagging its tail. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Wilkie Collins The place was all astir when he reached it. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

John Galsworthy To enquire, for instance, of Coaker or Philps — their man and their maidwhen she had gone out, would be thoroughly against that principle. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Why, where is it all gone to?” he continued, as he lifted the light mass in his hands, and remembered of what a length and weight it used to be, when he last parted from her. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Guy de Maupassant His thoughts wandered like they do when a person is going mad, and his child’s face changed in his eyes, and assumed a strange look, and unlikely resemblances. Monsieur Parent by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Karl Philipp Moritz In point of style, when they write, they seem to be all of the same country, profession, rank, and station. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Arthur Conan Doyle I had been writing about three hours, and the waning light (it was in September) was warning me that the time had come to stop, when suddenly, to my intense astonishment, I heard a human voice. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

In exchange he described to me a jury-rudder he had invented himself years before, when in command of a three-thousand-ton steamer. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Both were resigned, when Mooty, to his own horror and the dismay of everyone, caught the dread disease. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells To hide his fears from himself, he set to work to write sonnets for her when she should come again . A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yet when Halkar spoke to her of these things, she looked puzzled. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Charles Dickens He was gazing drearily upon the place where she had been, when Redlaw came out of his concealment, and came to the door. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Jane Austen Our friendship cannot be impaired by it, and in happier times, when your situation is as independent as mine, it will unite us again in the same intimacy as ever. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Jacques Futrelle It was about two o’clock in the morning when she sat up suddenly in bed with startled eyes. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

G. K. Chesterton Ayres was looking through some of his sketch-books; and I left him at it when I went out, just as Mr. Whiteways looked out, in casual curiosity, over that sudden noise in the night. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Robert Louis Stevenson But when I began a second time to advance, his insane fears blazed up again, and still in dead silence, but with incredible speed, he began to flee from before me along the rocky summit of the hill. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells It was three o’clock when you got home last night. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Guy de Maupassan And then, when our lips separated, you would say to me: “That was nice, you fat old dog. Words of Love by Guy de Maupassan

D. H. Lawrence And when the lieutenant began it all again he ceased to hear. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling My clothes are then inspected and repaired when there is need. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Edmund Burke Nor, when they are so softened and blended with each other, or with different colors, is the power of black as black, or of white as white, so strong as when each stands uniform and distinguished. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

I have found, when I was young, that the sensual desires of man can be changed into strength of imagination and a physical burden become the bearer of the burden. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Anatole France Therese pointed to the nymph and said: “She saw me when I was a girl and wishing to die. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

H.P. Lovecraft The discovery took place at about four o’clock, when Hart’s attention was attracted by the sound of a motor outside his shelter. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

She has written stories, lyrics, a long drama, and other informal compositions, a marvelous output when one considers the slow movements of the ouija-board. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Gertrude Stein What is a loving tongue and pepper and more fish than there is when tears many tears are necessary. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Janet wrote Mrs. Knox’s letters; kept her accounts; paid the bills—paid them, that is, when she could get the money. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

H. G. Wells It’s stupid to send Willie off — shamed, cast out, never to see him again — when I like him as much as I do. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Ivan Turgenev As he sat at the gates, he would always turn away with disgust when some one passed by intoxicated, with unsteady steps and his cap on one side of his ear. Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

It was midnight when we arrived, and we were brought in by strange ways to this house, with no light but a single candle. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Edgar Allan Poe I chuckled excessively when I thought of my acumen. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Edith Wharton But when Lady Caroline found voice she did not use it to excuse herself. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

D. H. Lawrence But he moved away when she wanted to touch him. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell I knew the district well about six years ago, when it was a network of narrow tortuous streets; the houses high, irregular, picturesque, historical, dirty, and unhealthy. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

F. Scott Fitzgerald There used to be two kinds of kisses: First when girls were kissed and deserted; second, when they were engaged. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Dickens Berries, eh? There’s good cheer when there’s berries. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is that interregnum—the level, monotonous plain of advancing old age, when one takes the waters at Carlsbad and looks askance at the entrées—that is what one has to dread. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle The young man when last heard of was in America, and inquiries are being instituted with a view to informing him of his good fortune. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle You may, and will, give it the preference when you can. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Edith Wharton Verena sat there alone; when Charity came in she looked at her with mild impenetrable eyes and then took a plate and a glass of milk from the shelf and set them silently on the table. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

He gave it as his opinion that Snowball had probably come from the direction of Foxwood Farm. “No more delays, comrades!” cried Napoleon when the footprints had been examined. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Robert Louis Stevenson His clothes puzzled the diagnostic mind, until you heard he had been once a private coachman, when they became eloquent and seemed a part of his biography. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wherever it is spoken by the fireside, or sung by the roadside, or carved upon the lintel, appreciation of the arts that a single mind gives unity and design to, spreads quickly when its hour is come. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]