Phrases with "whenever"

Henry James They looked at Mademoiselle Bourde for approval whenever they spoke, and, in addressing their mother alternately with that accomplished woman, kept their two languages neatly distinct. Mrs. Temperly by Henry James [1887]

But he pressed interpreters into his servicewhenever he could get their services for nothing — and by one means and another filled many notebooks with the results of his researches. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Sigmund Freud An eight-year-old girl of my acquaintance, whenever her mother is called away from the table, takes advantage of her absence to proclaim herself her successor. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Thomas Hardy But the rest you are welcome to whenever you like to send for it. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell She turned sick and faint whenever Mr Donne’s name was casually mentioned. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

H. G. Wells And whenever we could avoid the jealous eye of Auntie Bella, we kissed and embraced. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Gissing So now, whenever Lydia went to see Mr. Boddy, she gave a private signal at the side door, and the old man descended to admit her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch My heart sank whenever a plethoric customer entered the shop, and I caught fright or snatched relief even from the weight of a footfall or the size of a shadow in my doorway. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

R. D. Blackmore In early days, by her own account, she had possessed considerable elegance, and was not devoid of it even now, whenever she received a visitor capable of understanding it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

But you can have the use of the morning-room whenever you want it. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Fourthly. That every brother, whenever he felt inclined to die, should choose a person worthy to succeed him. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He had read a great deal, but of all he had read he liked Dickens best, and was always coming back to him with affection, whenever the talk strayed. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins However it was, I used to dream of him long after he had gone away, and to fancy that he was stealing on me to catch me up in his arms whenever I was left in the dark. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

I’ve noticed his eyes follow you about much too much, whenever he comes here. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

I go whenever the ‘Actea’ is played. Signa by Ouida

There was a gluttonous look on every face whenever it was mentioned. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

H. G. Wells That he is entitled to paid employment and to a free choice whenever there is any variety of employment open to him. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

George Meredith Your father will praise Gippsland whenever my Martin asks him to admire the beauties of our neighbourhood. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell I can stand Sally’s scoldings, but I can’t bear your look of quiet depression whenever I am a little hasty or impatient. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

And whenever she passed beneath the doorway they all affected to sneer at her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Charles Dickens But as I was used to sit beside Joe whenever I entered that place of resort, I said “No, thank you, sir,” and fell into the space Joe made for me on the opposite settle. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

He was, notwithstanding, anxious to set out; but his illness becoming more serious, he was forced to stop at Villeroy. Now, whenever the king halted, the Musketeers halted. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Fanny Fern Yes, it will have a better look, doctor, and we can withdraw the allowance whenever the ‘nine days’ wonder’ is over. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Guy de Maupassant But he went in whenever a customer appeared, for it was only right that Toine should be invited to take his thimbleful of whatever was drunk in his wine shop. Toine by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

To have it to keep and look at whenever one wanted to until one died. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

He was ordered whenever a carriage entered to dive behind the rhododendrons and laurels and disappear. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell However, they did go on asking me, and I went on visiting them, whenever my other engagements permitted me, Mr Holdsworth being in this case, as in all, a kind and indulgent friend. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Anthony Trollope They had better have dinner ready for me whenever I may be able to eat it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Fanny Fern It is the way you always do, Ruth, whenever I see you; but it is time I was at my office. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Sinclair Lewis We appreciate your work all right, but of course you can ‘t expect us to fire any of our present force just because you take the notion to come back whenever you want to. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

For seven days our lower and topmast studding-sails were set all the time, and our royals and top-gallant studding-sails whenever she could stagger under them. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Sir Richard Burton But whenever he saw anyone who had given him stuff to dye standing at the door of his shop, he would not come forth to him or even show himself to him. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

John Lewis Burckhard Every chief keeps a couple of dromedaries of the best race, for show, and, whenever he rides out, he is followed by them, mounted by two of his slaves. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Wilkie Collins The late Mrs. Betteredge took her exercise on that favourite female animal whenever I happened to deny her anything that she had set her heart on. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Going into Montreux Dick pedalled slowly, gaping at the Jugenhorn whenever possible, and blinded by glimpses of the lake through the alleys of the shore hotels. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jonathan Swif The days are now long enough to walk in the Park after dinner; and so I do whenever it is fair. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Bram Stoker Lilla is as gentle as a dove, but Mimi’s black eyes can glow whenever she is upset. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

The mind should develop a blind spot whenever a dangerous thought presented itself. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells But that did not prevent his talking to her about orchids generally, and this orchid in particular, whenever he felt inclined. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

For the past forty hours Quentin and he had discussed, whenever they had been together in the rooms they shared in Notting Hill, little but the mysterious business of Tuesday night. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

My house became the resort of all the good-for-nothing rogues in the country, for whom my wife brought out bottles of wine and brandy, whenever I was away at sea, and they got drunk promiscuously. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

You do not read them, I hope?’ ‘Sometimes — whenever I can get them, indeed; but romance-writers might know nothing of love, judging by the way in which they treat of it. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

The farmer must have liked him, for he had given orders that whenever Twister was working about the farmstead he was to have a daily half-pint on demand. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thomas Hardy For some time, whenever conversation arose between her and Heddegan, which was not often, she always said, ‘I am miserable, and you know it. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Leon Trotsky But whenever I attacked the conciliationists in the Soviet, I was interrupted by bitter shouts: “This is not your Modern Circus.” It became quite a refrain. My Life by Leon Trotsky

It keeps their hand in; they have a pleasure in spiting those above them whenever they can do it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

H. G. Wells His mind was festering now with suspicion whenever two or three were gathered together in any sort of cooperation. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Actually Lantier climbed to the sixth floor to see her whenever he felt the impulse. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Henry James At the time Mr. Wendover presented himself in Grosvenor Place she had begun to put in, as they said, a museum or something of that sort whenever she had a chance. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

She looked down, smiling softly and passively:— “I cannot tell where it is gone, monsieur,” said she, “but I know that, whenever it is wanted, it will come back again. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Matthew Arnold But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. Marcus Aurelius by Matthew Arnold [1863]

H. G. Wells He is one of those buoyant extroverts who open and read all their letters and circulars whenever they can get hold of them. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

Wilkie Collins The man of the company whose looks I liked least was Screw. He had wicked little twinkling eyes — and they followed me about treacherously whenever I moved. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Gissing Yet whenever they encountered each other he had look and speech for her with which surely he did not greet every woman. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Nathaniel Hawthorne These people have put me so out of conceit with the tales, that I loathe the very thought of them, and actually experience a physical sickness of the stomach, whenever I glance at them on the table. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

They would be as safe there as in a bank, and I could retrieve them at my leisure, whenever I desired. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

James Joyce Wholehunting the pairk on a methylogical mission whenever theres imberillas! And calling Rina Roner Reinette Ronayne. To what mine answer is a lemans. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Theodore Dreiser Drouet immediately conceived a notion of him as being some one worth knowing, and was glad not only to meet him, but to visit the Adams Street bar thereafter whenever he wanted a drink or a cigar. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

At least, whenever I think about it. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Robert Louis Stevenson He turned and walked slowly towards the stile; she had told him no hour, and he was determined, whenever she came, that she should find him waiting. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

I determined, then, to do this, having great faith in the impulses of my mind, which, whenever I have been in jeopardy, as in my life I often have, always prompted me aright. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

M. Daburon can prepare a warrant for his appearance whenever he likes. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

F. Scott Fitzgerald Everybody kids me about it because I’m always whacking away at one — whenever my daddy’s not around. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Can I come and see you and tell you all about it?” “You can come whenever you like,” he promised. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

With respect to divorce, a woman can demand by law and right to be separated from her husband, or divorced, whenever he ill-treats her, or estranges himself from her. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Mr. Robert had a passion for fishing, which he usually indulged whenever the season and business permitted. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

G. K. Chesterton But whenever we see things done wildly, but taken tamely, then the State is growing insane. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Leon Trotsky He was gifted with incredible industry; he learned things by heart, anything and everything, whenever he could. My Life by Leon Trotsky

James Hogg It was not my courage, for, now that I had once shed blood in the cause of the true faith, I was exceedingly bold and ardent, but, whenever I was left to myself, I was subject to sinful doubtings. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

John Lewis Burckhard The reigning Sherif did not keep a large body of regular troops; but he summoned his partisans among the Sherifs, with their adherents, whenever war was determined upon. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Hardy But whenever he touched them she implored him to let them lie, and burst out almost savagely at the woman of the house when she also attempted to put them away. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

George Eliot But when the door had closed on Tito, Romola lost the look of cold immobility which came over her like an inevitable frost whenever he approached her. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

George Borrow I hope that whenever I have need of your co-operation in this prison you will afford it me. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

John Lewis Burckhard Both men and women grease their head and neck with butter whenever they can afford it; this custom answers two purposes; it refreshes the skin heated by the sun, and keeps off vermin. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The presumption of English law, ha! ha! ha! is in favour of the duration of human life, whenever you can’t prove a death. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

The big chests, the massive brains, the vigorous muscles and stout frames of the best men will carry the day, whenever it is worth their while to contest the prizes of life with the best women. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

The Squire sat by, hospitably pressing him to take more, whenever his knife and fork gave signs of flagging. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

H. G. Wells She had silvery hair, a wrinkled face and screwed-up red-rimmed eyes; she was short-sighted and came peering up very close to me whenever she spoke to me, breathing in my face. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Now if, on introducing the stick, a number of mosquitos come out, the Indians know to a certainty that the armadillo is in it: whenever there are no mosquitos in the hole there is no armadillo. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

James Joyce Bring the camera whenever you like. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Wilkie Collins Clara whispered (in such low, trembling tones that I could hardly hear her): “Think of what you promised in your study, Basil, whenever you think of me: I will write often. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Elizabeth Gaskell I were quite jealous o’ Jennings whenever he went near the babby. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Jack London She would look up, that anxious it hurt, whenever anybody called, like some of the boys to have a gas or a game of pedro. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Henry Adams The chances were great that he could, whenever he chose to quit the Government service, take the pick of the gold and silver, copper or coal, and build up his fortune as he pleased. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Sigmund Freud They are, so to speak, at the disposal of the interpretation whenever they are required. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope They both loved dancing dearly, and were content to enjoy it whenever the chance might be given to them by the aid of Miss Golightly’s crumbs. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Life is unendurable to me, now I know that the man whom I love with all my heart and soul secretly shrinks from me whenever I touch him. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Thomas Paine It is distressing to see an enemy advancing into a country, but it is the only place in which we can beat them, and in which we have always beaten them, whenever they made the attempt. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Ford Madox Ford For Nancy was always trying to go off alone with Edward — as she had been doing all her life, whenever she was home for holidays. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mr. Reardon, who had spent several weeks in Paris ten years before, took his revenge on the verbs, whenever he had his book open. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Besides, he was a goodnatured fellow who smiled whenever he could. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

He had acquired, somehow or other, the reputation of being a great wit, and, accordingly, whenever he opened his mouth, everybody who knew him laughed very heartily. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope But whenever he goes there she is delighted to see him. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Gissing During luncheon Asquith was still much occupied in observing Ada Warren whenever he could unobtrusively do so. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Henry James I’m struck with that afresh whenever I come back; I know none better anywhere. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

T. E. Lawrence He promised the Hardinge as depot ship throughout, to land food and water whenever needed, and this solved the main difficulty. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ralph Waldo Emerson They govern by their arts and ability; they are more just than kind; and, whenever an abatement of their power is felt, they have not conciliated the affection on which to rely. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Also whenever my master went into Bovey he always brought back a bottle of beer for him. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Washington Irving At every pause in the general conversation, he renewed his bantering in pretty much the same terms; winking hard at me with both eyes, whenever he gave Master Simon what he considered a home thrust. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

He came, therefore, whenever it pleased him to come. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Remembering the death of her own little one, she clung desperately to the new babe, with one hand, whenever they were upon the march. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

The Parisian army had organized with the promptness characteristic of the bourgeois whenever they are moved by any sentiment whatever to disguise themselves as soldiers. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Charles Dickens But whenever strong interest and curiosity attracted him to the spot — which was not seldom — the light was always there. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Rudyard Kipling He looked older, for hard exercise, the best of good eating, and baths whenever he felt in the least hot or dusty, had given him strength and growth far beyond his age. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Andrew Lang Wolf ceased to be a Wolfian whenever he placed himself at the point of view of the reader or the listener, to whom alone every poet makes his appeal. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Jane Austen The Harvilles had promised to come with her and stay at Uppercross, whenever she returned. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Arthur Conan Doyle From the first, it seemed to have taken a decided aversion to our visitor, and showed every fang in its head whenever he approached it. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Mrs. Larose’s cousin, a Mrs. Craven, was most interested and made a great fuss of her, making sure she always looked nice and attractive whenever she went out. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He was naturally a good sort of a man, and kind and pitiful whenever the misfortunes of others happened to reach his heart through the padded vest of his own prosperity. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Maria Edgeworth Do you know, ma’am, the coach is ordered to go about at all hours, whenever she pleases for to take the young ladies out, and she is quite like my mistress. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Andrew Lang This method is almost uniform, and, as far as cremation and the cairn go, is universal in the Iliad and Odyssey whenever a burial is described. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson But he wanted to hear her speak, to remember that he could now have her voice in his ears, whenever he chose. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith In other words, whenever she gave a violent tug at their game of Pull, he was expected to second it. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

All through the day and the long evening, whenever he had thought of Annette, his mind had stood stock-still and refused to move. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Edith Wharton But you’ll come back? Come whenever you feel that I might help. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

John Lewis Burckhard The rock and the stone are shown; and, at all events answer one good purpose, which is to excite the visiter’s charity towards the poor of Beder, who assemble at it whenever a caravan arrives. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Hence the great wrath of those who verged on manhood, but had not reached it, whenever they were made the subject of it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

H.P. Lovecraft That he was right, I soon learned from the unutterable fear which engulfed me whenever consciousness lapsed. Hypnos by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Anthony Trollope The sister with ringlets smiled and smirked whenever the young Squire went near the bar. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Bram Stoker I don’t mean one of those two-pages-to-the-week-with-Sunday-squeezed-in-a-corner diaries, but a sort of journal which I can write in whenever I feel inclined. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

During this illness silence was absolutely imposed upon him,—two old ladies putting their fingers on their lips, whenever he offered to speak. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

You can send the money on whenever you like. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

George Gissing I am horribly uncomfortable whenever I have to pick my words out of regard to polite people. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry Handel Richardson Maurice had never known anyone so easily moved to laughter; whenever she spoke she laughed, and she laughed at everything he said. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Kate Chopin It looks so cozy, so inviting and restful, whenever I pass by; and it’s for rent. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Olaf Stapledon I saw it whenever I took over the Dolt’s discussions with soldiers and airmen. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Louisa May Alcott I’m very well, and mean to do great things next winter, so that I may be ready for Rome, whenever that joyful time arrives. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

H. G. Wells It came into the house with the cat on any dry day and crackled insinuatingly whenever he stroked her fur. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Guy de Maupassan He dupes people whenever the laws of society admit of his doing so. The Effeminates by Guy de Maupassan

Wherever they went, she went also; whenever they spoke, she listened; whatever arrangement was most likely to please them was opposed by her. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Ann Radcliffe In the earliest dawn of his character this passion had displayed its predominancy, whenever occasion permitted, and it’s influence had led to some of the chief events of his life. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Later, when reactions became organized, the reactions became ‘true’ whenever expectation was fulfilled by them. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

George Gissing The truth is that for years to come I shall tremble all through whenever she is near me. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Jane Austen I have engaged for your seeing him whenever he calls, as you might have done had nothing of this sort occurred. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Radclyffe Hall Her mother had told her to take her money and go whenever she pleased; yes, but go how? What her mother gave with one hand she took away with the other. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Robert Green Ingersoll And what more did they say? They said that whenever the rulers abused this authority, this power, incapable of destruction, returned to the people. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Charles Dickens As he had told us also that he desired it to be opened immediately after his death, whenever that should happen, we met together that night for the fulfilment of his request. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Jack London How I wanted to crawl out to the trench under the wagons where our men were keeping up a steady but irregular fire! Each was shooting on his own whenever he saw a man to pull trigger on. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

George Gissing Perhaps you will mention to your mother that she is quite at liberty to sit here whenever she chooses. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry James No one had an idea how she lived; whenever money was given her she gave it away to a negro or a refugee. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Gertrude Stein They use it on his foot whenever he is hurt. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Why, it’s well known by everybody that whenever that horrible little man is seen in the house death follows within twenty-four hours. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

G. K. Chesterton The slit between the tails was the nose-line of the monster: whenever the tails flapped in the winter wind the dragons licked their lips. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Wilkie Collins The little book of Hartright’s drawings — the fatal book that she will dream over whenever she is alone — was in one of her hands. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Rafael Sabatini His real identity was as unknown to them as his countenance, which he covered with a black visor, whenever operating. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Handel Richardson And whenever he looked back he saw her standing fluttering her handkerchief — a small, solitary figure on the bare, red road. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

E. F. Benson And she went up to London whenever there was anything in the way of pictures or plays or music which she felt held the seed of culture. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Mrs. Crashaw was one of those old women who, whenever they can, punctuate their remarks on the persons of their listeners. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

E. F. Benson Fancy being at Lucia’s beck and call, whenever she wants something done which she doesn’t want to do herself. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Ivan Turgenev Platosha gave in, and only sighed more than ever, and murmured, ‘Lord, succour us!’ whenever she saw his fingers stained with iodine. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I do it myself, whenever I make any stay here. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Henry Handel Richardson Come, laugh a little, my Polly. Think of the old lady flying down the slope, with her packages in a shower about her head!” Rogers, M.D., looked in whenever he passed. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

They would paddle away like so many black devilsdashing up the water whenever they succeeded in coming near each other, and delighting in drenching us with the spray. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

As it is, whenever I give a decision in a financial case I expect to be left comparatively penniless in a month or two. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Sir Walter Scott He forgot himself whenever he could be of use to others. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

William Makepeace Thackeray He never lost an opportunity of proving his sincerity, by persecuting one or the other whenever occasion fell in his way. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Look, in especial, suspiciously upon common-sense whenever it is opposed to discovery. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

So man shall do whenever in war he weens to earn him lasting fame, nor fears for his life! Seized then by shoulder, shrank not from combat, the Geatish war-prince Grendel’s mother. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Yet am I in fear, whenever he standeth in the fight and many javelins are cast by heroes’ hands, that I may lose this dear husband of mine. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

But she spoke very nicely whenever she addressed him and evidently intended all there to see that she regarded him as one of the most honored of her guests. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Elizabeth Gaskell It does my heart good to see him so happy, sorting them all at home, and so ready to go in search of more, whenever he’s a spare day. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Watkin Tench When questioned on the cause of such agitation she went to the door and pointed to the skies, saying that whenever the stars wore that appearance, misfortunes to the natives always followed. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Anthony Trollope But it was quite impossible that she should ever marry Earl Lovel. This she said whenever her mother would revert to that subject — “I have not seen him, mamma; I do not know him. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Shakespeare dug out of such quarries whenever he could find them. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sinclair Lewis He asserted that whenever a man showed genius, it could be proved that he had Jewish blood. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Walter Scott But whenever I think about mine errors, I am like to cover my lips for shame. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Sir Walter Scott Those within the Castle endeavoured to assist their companions, whenever they could so level their guns as to fire upon the enemy without endangering their friends. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

He had besides a fine organ, which he caused to be carried from one castle to another on the shoulders of six men, whenever he changed his residence. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

It seemed to be actuated by intense and increasing fury, whenever I said my prayers, or even meditated prayer. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sinclair Lewis He was a fair young giant with curly hair and a grin and with a voice like the Bulls of Bashan whenever the strategy called for manliness. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

John Lewis Burckhard Mouled Seydna Abou Beker, a small chapel, just opposite to the stone which gave a salutation, “Salam Aleykum,” to Mohammed whenever he passed it. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

No, nothing like that, but I noticed that whenever he stepped out of the door, his first thought was to look up at the sky. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

She felt and showed so much gratitude whenever a self-sacrificing partner invited her to dance that his pleasure was cheapened and diminished. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell Either he or the cook left whatever they were about to accompany Monsieur le Suspect whenever he made any signs of wanting to go out. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

He lived in Magdalen as he might have lived at the Angel or the Mitre Tavern. He not only left his college, but he left the university, whenever he liked. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

George Meredith How is it that you, adoring heroes as you do, cannot admire him when he stands alone to support his view of the truth! I would I were by him! But I am, whenever I hear him abused. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

I’ve had particular orders to admit you whenever you come. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Wilkie Collins Sir Percival has kindly placed at my disposition the gardener, and the chaise, whenever I want them. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

I call it—I don’t know what to call it, but it covers me with shame whenever I think of it. The Romance of His Life by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

H.P. Lovecraft But after three nights I heard the baying again, and before a week was over felt strange eyes upon me whenever it was dark. The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

We used to go up to the hotel whenever we’d an evening to spare, but that wasn’t often. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

William Makepeace Thackeray He was compelled to take physic whenever she thought he looked a little pale, to change his shoes and stockings whenever he came in from a walk. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Last year or whenever it was in Chicago when I got so I couldn’t speak to servants or walk in the street I kept waiting for some one to tell me. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

If bullocks be invariably driven sharply back to the dray, whenever they have strayed from it, they will soon learn not to go far off, and will be cured even of the most inveterate vagrant habits. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

A man did not see ruin staring him in the face every time he cheeked a ‘toff’, and naturally he did cheek a ‘toff’ whenever it seemed safe to do so. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Henry Kingsley Sam thought that if it brought such a beautiful flush to her face, and such a flash from her eyes, whenever she told it, that he would get her to tell it again more than once. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope But, whenever he did so, the idea of his sister’s death was the only one which seemed to present either comfort or happiness. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens During the whole interval, whenever I went to the bottom of the staircase, I heard her footstep, saw her light pass above, and heard her ceaseless low cry. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

James Hogg Old Dal asked why he did not kick the dog out of his presence whenever he felt him disagreeable? George said he seemed to have some demon for a familiar. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then I hid myself in the mummy-case, and took refuge there whenever Simpson came round. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

There was rejoicing among the gentlemen roomers whenever Miss Leeson had time to sit on the steps for an hour or two. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Thomas Hardy But as for him, he should not mind such another Blenheim this summer as the army had fought a hundred years ago, or whenever it was — dash his wig if he should mind it at all. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Anthony Trollope But whenever I think of that glorious observation I am apt to become a little excited. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall She practised a good many hours a day, whenever she could, in fact; but then that was what she was there for, and she loved that part of it. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Henry James She was as eccentric as Isabel had always supposed; and hitherto, whenever the girl had heard people described as eccentric, she had thought of them as offensive or alarming. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edith Wharton After that he formed the habit of talking loudly and genially to Verena whenever Charity was in the room; but otherwise there was no apparent change in their relations. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

I can recall her face vividly, whenever I smell one, and yet, for the life of me, I can never remember her name. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

You have an hospitable breast, and unpolluted hands; and Pactumeius is your son, and thee the midwife has tended; and, whenever you bring forth, you spring up with unabated vigor. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

John Locke Now, whenever he perceives, believes, or supposes such a kind of divisibility to agree or disagree to his idea of that line, he, as it were, joins or separates those two ideas, viz. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]