Phrases with "which"

Anthony Trollope Up to the moment at which she rose her happiness was, if possible, to be untroubled. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

He was slowly sipping at his one glass of port wine, which he took in a large claret glass, when the door opened and Thomas Chandler entered. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

There is a chapter at the end of David Copperfield in which David visits the prison where Latimer and Uriah Heep are serving their sentences. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Jacques Futrelle The cleverness of the thieves you can judge for yourself by the manner in which they handled the automobiles. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Such were the conditions under which Joseph Priestley did the work which lay before him, and then, as the Norse Sagas say, went out of the story. Joseph Priestley by Thomas Henry Huxley

Mary Webb She stood in the lane above the cottage, which nestled below with its roof on a level with the hedge-roots, and watched the sun dip. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

There were the golf-clubs and tennis-rackets, the straw hats and caps, the rows of gloves, the sheaf of walking-sticks, which you will find in ten thousand British homes. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

The Panjandrum, or, as we should call him, King, is elected for a term of ten years, at the expiration of which he is shot. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

John Galsworthy It consisted of not having a control of his thoughts and feelings greater than that with which any man has hitherto been endowed. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

His characters are supposed to be mere ‘types’, each crudely representing some single trait and fitted with a kind of label by which you recognize him. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She looked very beautiful and strangely young in the dim moonlight, some faint gleam of which had found its way through the thick, dark branches. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

E. F. Benson Well, too, do I remember in the morning sermon his commentary on the carved panels of the altar-rails to which I have already alluded. Negotium Perambulans by E. F. Benson

Arthur Machen If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

Elizabeth Gaskell She was sure that he who had been close to her one minute as she knelt, was, the next, passing stealthily towards the inner door which led to the staircase. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Madame Lefevre came floating in wearing a cocoa-brown silk affair that was shot with a metallic blue in the high-lights; which made her look more than ever like some exotic kind of dragon-fly. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Von Arnim The incident faded more quickly from his mind than it might otherwise have done for its having occurred simultaneously with the production of a new kind of potato, of which he was justly proud. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

D. H. Lawrence Now his uncaring self healed and became whole within his skin, and he smiled to himself with pure aloneness, which is one sort of immortality. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a joyous and noisy party, therefore, which met at the supper-table, when the three bottles of Lachryma Christi were uncorked and the famous pot of caviare was finally opened. The Pot of Caviare by Arthur Conan Doyle [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle Something in her pose chilled me and checked the words which were rising to my lips. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Jane Austen Miss Vernon is to be placed at a school in London before her mother comes to us which I am glad of, for her sake and my own. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Of course! He suggested I should stay for another trip and meantime dose myself with a certain patent medicine in which his own belief was absolute. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

The examination of a transparent slice gives a good notion of the manner in which the components of the chalk are arranged, and of their relative proportions. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

The little Frenchman, Kerplonne, took no part in the discussion, but seemed lost in admiration of the manikins, which he took from the box in which they lay, handling them with the greatest care. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Those chaps didn’t need to act, they just turned a handle and passed into another life, which came as naturally to them as the first. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Henry James But he only met her great lamenting eyes, in which indeed he read that she was as sorry for him as for any one else. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

And it’s to be hoped that poor little maiden of his will get up her health again, which seems, by all accounts, to be much shattered. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

H.P. Lovecraft On the next morning — September 6th — still another came; this time a frantic scrawl which utterly unnerved me and put me at a loss what to say or do next. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Edith Wharton Long-suffering courtesy was the note of the voice in which he echoed: “Hobbyhorse —?” “Don’t you remember?” It was Mrs. Durant who prompted him. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Edith Wharton It was the hour at which they had promised to meet Mrs. Davant at the gallery — the hour of the “ovation. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle They did not seem to be going above a trot, and it appeared to me that it must indeed be a slow fox which they hoped to catch. The Crime of the Brigadier by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

William Makepeace Thackeray He tried his old battle-sword — that famous blade with which, in Palestine, he had cut an elephant-driver in two pieces, and split asunder the skull of the elephant which he rode. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

H. Rider Haggard What course now?” “The same on which the Gudruda was laid. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

John Polidori Such was the information with which we departed from the peaceful isle of Mitylene; our imaginations all on the rack, guessing who this rambler in Greece could be. The Vampyre by John Polidori

H. G. Wells But Joseph Davis had been engaged upon a great constellation of books, which were to give history, ennobled and illuminated, to the common man. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Thomas Hardy On her arm she carried a withy basket, in which lay several butter-rolls in a nest of wet cabbage-leaves. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

The point on which we are now differing — if you can call it a difference — is one of times and seasons. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

He went over to the window by which Milly was standing. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

It flew low along the hill-tops, and then in narrow circles over the valley up which I had come. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Henry James The line of misconduct to which she most objected was an undue assumption of gentility; she had no patience with boarders who gave themselves airs. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

She was shabbily dressed with a big hat which had long since passed its better days. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Andrew Lang A glance at M. Gustave Brunet’s little volume, ‘La Bibliomanie en 1878,’ will prove the excesses which these people commit. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins But the people, roused by the death of the ill-fated priest, rose against this third execution, with a resolution before which the local government gave way. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Kenneth Grahame It seemed, as the Mole remarked to the Rat, like some one walking in carpet slippers that were too large for him and down at heel; which was intelligent of Mole, because that was exactly what it was. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

At either end, the chain was finished off by a small square plate of thin gold, on one of which was an engraved crest, on the other Miss Deveen’s initials. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

H. G. Wells That finished Shaphambury. The question I now had to debate was which of the remaining couples I had to pursue. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

She smiled when my master told her proudly of the education he had given me, but when she came to try me out — which she did very thoroughly — she became quite as enthusiastic as he was. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

H. G. Wells Now for the stairs!” “Plenty of time,” he assured himself, and took the lamp which was to explain the whole affair, and went to the head of the staircase between the scullery and the parlour. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

I recalled the cringing, contemptible fear to which my spirit had so readily yielded, and the faceless Thing to which the emotion had given birth. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling At Rheims, which was on one of our northerly circuits, we used to buy candles to burn before Joan of Arc. “But what do you want with candles?” the sacristan would say. Souvenirs of France by Rudyard Kipling

John Galsworthy Her sister had just got into bed, on the foot of which Dinny sat down, and began at once: “Jerry asked me to see him. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was more than a ring, however; it was an old key which looked as if it had been buried a long time. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

The old penny dreadfuls were already going out when I was a kid, and I can barely remember them, but there was a regular line of boys’ weeklies, some of which still exist. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Your horse will be as anxious to go as you are, but his anxiety will carry him after some other special horse on which he has fixed his eyes. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf Such, I think, was the predicament in which the young Georgians found themselves about the year 1910. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

George Gissing It was next morning that the father posted a formal, proper, self-respecting note of invitation, which bore results. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

E. Phillips Oppenheim The mists, which had been riding upon the ocean, faded away into thin air. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Rudyard Kipling But at my back I always hear ——”’ He wiped his forehead, which was unpleasantly damp. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

I wanted to spring up, to seek the door by which I had entered and rush out of it, but the paralysis of unreasoning terror held me fast. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Henry James A minute’s sense of her scruple was enough for Mrs. Gracedew: this was proved by the tone of soft remonstrance and high benevolence with which that lady went on. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

It was a peculiar instance of the “safety in numbers,” principle, which somehow was not much to Heyst’s taste. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Julian Hawthorne Advancing a few paces farther, we paused abruptly on the edge of a dark, profound cleft, which gaped right at our feet. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Arthur Morrison His eyes turned quickly toward the partition which hid the main bar from him, and he backed instantly to the door and vanished. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Mrs. Darrell, Milly, Mr. Stormont, myself, and the family lawyer were the only persons assembled in the spacious room, which had a dreary look without the chief of the household. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Algernon Blackwood And, meanwhile, they talked about the particular form in which the singular Panic of the Wilderness had made its attack upon the mind of the unfortunate guide. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Upon returning to look for them, they will find nothing but little blue flames, which can never be extinguished, but may be carried about and used for cooking purposes. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Henry James All the children speak American, which as a child’s language is dreadfully rough. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

He said there were six ways by which this might be effected. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Alexander Pope II. Whether with reason or with instinct blest, Know, all enjoy that power which suits them best; 80 To bliss alike by that direction tend, And find the means proportion’d to their end. An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope [1734]

There is a candour about true love which worldly minds find at times embarrassing. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

One by one he ticked off the directions in which he had gone, and gradually the hard tension of his features relaxed. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Recoiling sharply, he gave me a quick look, then glanced down again at his feet as if half expecting to find the object vanished which had startled him. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

David Hume Some extraordinary circumstances may happen, in which a man finds his interests to be more promoted by fraud or rapine, than hurt by the breach which his injustice makes in the social union. Of the Origin of Government by David Hume

Arthur Conan Doyle The Pilhaoo which she mentions in one place was the omen on the left hand, which, if it is followed by the Thibaoo, or omen on the right, was considered to be an indication that all would go well. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

William Harrison Ainsworth It was the custom then, as now, upon particular occasions, to drive, during the heats of summer, within the Piazza Navona, which is flooded with water. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Henry Handel Richardson And amid the self-congratulatory hugs, the hoorays and polka-steps in which they let off their feelings, Gemma’s absence was noticed. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

I gazed upon my other self for a while before drawing across carefully the two green serge curtains which ran on a brass rod. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

All of them took scarcely any notice of my entrance, which was strange, for I had not met them for years. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Robert Green Ingersoll Did this God, which you pretend to worship, ever sanction the institution of human slavery? Now, answer fair. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James The Mallows, at Carrara Lodge, were within ten minutes, and the studio there was on their little land, to which they had added, in their happy faith, for building it. The Tree of Knowledge by Henry James [1900]

I made out at last that he had left some harness on the ground, which he was ordered to take to the blacksmith’s. Dick Mitchel by Ellen Wood [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle But it was the sight of those colours which struck the breath from Stephen Craddock’s lips. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

Guy de Maupassant He was a widower and lived alone with his two men servants and a maid on his farm, which he conducted with shrewd economy. Saint Anthony (Saint-Antoine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

H.P. Lovecraft Suddenly a wind blowing from over the flowery meadows and leafy woods brought a scent at which I trembled. The White Ship by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Marjorie Bowen He still had Mrs Bulkeley with him; not, as I supposed, from any remnants of affection, but because of her allowance, which was till now his sole means of support. The Bishop of Hell by Marjorie Bowen

Elizabeth Gaskell I cannot help fearing that he will leave off caring for all the quiet ways in which we have been so happy ever since we were married. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Edgar Allan Poe In this bag, which was of sufficient dimensions, the entire car was in a manner placed. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Robert Louis Stevenson Have you, then — in all this course of life, which you have sketched so vividly — have you not once succeeded?’ ‘Pardon me,’ said Zero. ‘I have had one success. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

It had five minutes to four when I came upstairs,” answered she, without interrupting her examination of a piece of darned lace which she was holding close to her eyes at the window. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edgar Allan Poe After the recognition of the corpse, it was not, as usual, taken to the Morgue (this formality being superfluous), but hastily interred not far from the spot at which it was brought ashore. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Marjorie Bowen The cool air blowing from the water, a few drops more wine, in which Francisco soaked some crumbs of bread he found within his wallet, enabled the rescued man again to move. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Marjorie Bowen Rose Lyndwood paused a moment with his hand on the gate, and looked smilingly up at the sky, which was covered with dappled clouds, tinged with the gold pink of sunset. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

A coronet adorned the barouche in which she rode. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Philip Sidney But who by hearsay speaks, and hath not fully felt What kind of fires they be in which those spirits melt, Shall guess, and fail, what doth displease, Feeling my pulse, miss my disease. Poems by Philip Sidney

Henry James Selina had her own opinions, which were superior to this — she once remarked to Laura that it was idiotic for a woman to write — to telegraph was the only way not to get into trouble. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Edgar Allan Poe I shall not pretend to describe the feelings with which I gazed. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Jack London Truly had the bush-folk named themselves into the name of the Red One, seeing in him their own image which they strove to placate and please with such red offerings. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Lewis Carroll Tympanum says that the statement about the stick “is merely a blind, to which the old answer may well be applied, solvitur ambulando, or rather mergendo”. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

William Makepeace Thackeray The ground-floors of the spacious houses by which we passed seemed the coolest and pleasantest portions of the mansion. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Elizabeth Von Arnim She is safe on her throne, and the only question to decide is which are the flowers that one loves next best. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

H. Rider Haggard Nor was there any sign of that company which had been gathered on the rock before them. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Ralph Waldo Emerson The two parties which divide the state, the party of Conservatism and that of Innovation, are very old, and have disputed the possession of the world ever since it was made. The Conservative by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

H. G. Wells And this strange bed was placed in a case of greenish coloured glass (as it seemed to him), a bar in the white framework of which had first arrested his attention. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Will you favour me with your attention for a while? I have something to say to you, and I have also to get some sleep before my hour for rising, which is half-past five. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

William Hope Hodgson Yet, there is that in the air, which bids me fear — an intangible, cold horror. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Guy de Maupassan La Friezê had murdered the superintendent, and they gave us the details, which were horrible. Babette by Guy de Maupassan

Charlotte Perkins Gilman When it came to psychology — there was no one thing which left us so dumbfounded, so really awed, as the everyday working knowledge — and practice — they had in this line. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Guy de Maupassant I then heard, in the distance, noises which came from my apartments, which sounded now as if the house were empty, a loud noise of shutting of doors. Who Knows? (Qui sait ?) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

I might have been speaking to a dummy, except that there came a gleam into his eyes which scarcely suggested that his heart was filled with the milk of human kindness. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Near the summit is a drystone dyke which girdles the breast of the hill. The Black Fishers by John Buchan

Elizabeth Gaskell So, on the Sunday before she was to leave Sawley, I waited near the wood-path, by which I knew that she would return from afternoon church. The Heart of John Middleton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I speak of those organs which can be presumed to speak a popular sense. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Ford Madox Ford That would recall to her mind all the safeguards against excitement with which the poor silly old gentleman had been hedged in during their trip round the world. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Charles Kingsley But again — to which laws? Not merely to the physical ones, else Turner’s “Chemistry” and Watson’s “Practice of Medicine” are great poems. Alexander Smith and Alexander Pope by Charles Kingsley

Wilkie Collins At the fourth round — in other words, at the round which completed the first mile, the first change in the relative position of the runners occurred. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

And again, since no animal now stole, it was unnecessary to fence off pasture from arable land, which saved a lot of labour on the upkeep of hedges and gates. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

George Gissing It was the same calculation which she herself had so often made, but with interest on the money due to her correctly computed. A Charming Family by George Gissing

Arthur Conan Doyle Besides that, the deed will free you from your existence here, which cannot be particularly pleasant with a rope, so to speak, round your neck the whole time. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells We blunder about in our ignorance and this great ruthless world in which we live, beats upon us and punishes our ignorance like a sin. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

The hard, calculating blue eyes, which could stare down the social ladder so mercilessly, were mercilessly portrayed. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

William Makepeace Thackeray Yes, the impudent wretch has actually a room in his apartments on the ground-floor of his mother’s house, which he calls his harem. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Wilkie Collins My despair and horror at seeing it took me in a new way, which was good and right, at any rate, for my poor soul. Blow Up with the Brig! by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Meredith He had his joke about it, requesting to have a sight of the secretary’s books at the expiry of the week, which was the length of time he granted this ardent volunteer for evaporating and vanishing. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Edith Wharton The haughty girl reappeared with sodden crumpets, which looked to him like manna steeped in nectar. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

He spoke of his forefathers that conquered ages ago the island of which he was to be the future ruler. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Edith Wharton Here and there a tree budded before one; but the house at which she rang had an unbroken view of its dispirited duplicates. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

His ears were full of a loud, flapping sound, which he took to be imaginary until he realized that the engine had been shut off and that the plane was rushing against a gale. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

He was not a man who was deficient in tact as a rule, but he was conscious that his was a position in which even something more than tact might be required. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

D. H. Lawrence His eyes were not so wide open, they had lost that black, inky exposure which had given him such an unnatural look, unpleasant. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The poor boy’s head was supported on the pillow behind the driver’s seat, on which no one sat. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Charles Dickens You are right to keep quite aloof from all parties in such a matter, which is not one in which grave men like you could interfere, on any side. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Guy de Maupassant And then — a prolonged, shrill child’s cry came from the next room, the door of which had remained open. What Was Really the Matter with Andrew (Le Mal d'André) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Jacques Futrelle The plate arrived in a heavy paper-board box, covered twice over with a plain piece of stiff brown paper, which had no markings save the address and the “paid” stamp of the express company. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft The hall in which he stood was perhaps fourteen feet high in the middle of the vaulting and ten or twelve feet broad. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

D. H. Lawrence He felt a disgust of his own feet, which were cold, and numbed, and heavy. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

John Galsworthy Bevis he found tame; besides, it required woods and animals, of which he had none in his nursery, except his two cats, Fitz and Puck Forsyte, who permitted no liberties. Awakening by John Galsworthy

Marjorie Bowen The day had now faded to that fixed, colourless light which is the proper atmosphere of visions, and the trees and grass were still, the water without a ripple. The Fair Hair of Ambrosine by Marjorie Bowen

But he was fooled by appearances, which happens only too often, whether one is using a microscope or not. Micromégas by Voltaire [1752]

Henry James This horror of waking — THIS was knowledge, knowledge under the breath of which the very tears in his eyes seemed to freeze. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

The bed on which he lay was made of lime-boughs, simply woven together, and covered with wolves’ skins. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Guy de Maupassan As soon as I was unperceived I began to study my guide, which seemed to be perfectly clear. A Recollection by Guy de Maupassan

A cold silence was abroad, which a crow now and then vainly tried to disturb with a note of tentative enterprise, forced, premature. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Charles Kingsley For you find the surface of the chalk furrowed, worn into deep pits, which are often filled with sand, and gravel, and rounded lumps of chalk. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

D. H. Lawrence All the other people, so narrow with fear! She had a cup of tea, which was rather strong, and very good bread and butter, and bottled damsons. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Charlotte Perkins Gilman He kept me to dinner; introduced me to his wife, a woman with a rather sad, sweet face, which seemed to bear marks of deep experience; and we settled down for an evening’s talk. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Harold Castleton sets out a series of five-thousand-dollar pavilions arranged like the interconnecting tents of a circus, in which the reception, the wedding supper and the ball will be held. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Butter a baking-dish and put in the bottom of it slices of stale bread (brown bread is better than white) which have been dipped in milk. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Henry James Among the foolish things which, according to his own account, he had uttered, were some generous words in my praise, to which she had civilly replied. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Olaf Stapledon After a pause the voice resumed in an awed tone which skillfully suggested suppressed excitement. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Cisterned in Pride, verse is the feathery jet Of soulless air-flung fountains; nay, more dry Than the Dead Sea for throats that thirst and sigh, That song o’er which no singer’s lids grew wet. The House of Life by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Bram Stoker Her open mouth showed the pale gums drawn back from the teeth, which looked positively longer and sharper than usual. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Edgar Allan Poe The old Bards and Minnesingers had advantages which we do not possess — and Thomas Moore, singing his own songs, was, in the most legitimate manner, perfecting them as poems. The Poetic Principle by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Robert Louis Stevenson St Jean du Gard is a large place, and largely Protestant. The maire, a Protestant, asked me to help him in a small matter which is itself characteristic of the country. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne All the watches which your father has made and sold for some years have suddenly stopped. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

She seemed to have no stock of paraphernalia with which to aid the performance; no assistant, no orchestral diversion, nor did she serve herself with any magician’s patter. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Remark the unceasing effort throughout nature at somewhat better than the actual creatures: amelioration in nature, which alone permits and authorizes amelioration in mankind. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Henry James Littlemore expected her every day to ask why he didn’t bring some of his friends — as to which he had his answer ready. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Wilkie Collins They had nothing but a little stewed carp, of which I eat with an excellent appetite. A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Once more Domingo would have pleaded with me, but again I shook him off, and, mounting, dashed off on my errand, which was truly one of life and death. The Lady of the Island by Guy Boothby

But, nevertheless, it is the great gift, the power that overcomes, which makes life on a large scale possible, which makes the soldier, the lover, the saint, possible. The Understudy by Mary Cholmondeley

On the other was a counter upon which were displayed a variety of covered dishes and huge tea cups. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

The next thing I saw was the top-knot of silver hair surmounting Captain Ellis’ smooth red face, which would have been apoplectic if it hadn’t had such a fresh appearance. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Robert Green Ingersoll General assemblies of the witches were held at least once a year, at which they appeared entirely naked, besmeared with an ointment made from the bodies of unbaptized infants. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

E. T. A. Hoffmann The stranger, a big stalwart man with a thick curly beard (I can see him now), bent a kind look upon me, and then kissed me, pressing a few sequins into my hand, which I hastily pocketed. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

W. W. Jacobs There was another roar in which Sam, to his amazement, fancied that the cook joined. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Jack London First comes the Plutocracy, which is composed of wealthy bankers, railway magnates, corporation directors, and trust magnates. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Even the old Liberal party to which Goodwin, Zavalla and other patriots had lent their aid was disappointed. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

David Hume The civil wars which arose some few years ago in Morocco between the Blacks and Whites, merely on account of their complexion, are founded on a pleasant difference. Of Parties in general by David Hume

Henry James However, the thing was, for any artist who respected himself, to feel it — which I abundantly did; and then not to conceal from her I felt it — which I neglected as little. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

Perhaps the thing I resented was, that of all your edifices there has not been one at which one could not put out one’s tongue. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

H.P. Lovecraft One of the three — it is not certain whichshrieked aloud at what sprawled before them among disordered tables and overturned chairs. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

H. G. Wells And then came a day, a wonderful day, which I spent in ecstasy. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

The critics may see by this poem that I walk on foot, which probably may save me from their envy. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

D. H. Lawrence He laid his hand softly on her head, softly touched her face, which was buried against the bed. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

The chambered shells called ammonites and belemnites, which are so characteristic of the period preceding the cretaceous, in like manner die with it. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

Wilkie Collins I privately resolved to choose my time, when Roland was in a particularly accessible humor, and then to appeal to him for the explanation which he had hitherto refused--as a special favor to myself. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Elizabeth Gaskell I, therefore, have studied to acquire an attentive, anxious politeness, which combines case and grace with a tender regard and interest. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Charles Dickens I will! No good will ever come to you!” Mr. Openshaw was utterly astonished at this speech; most of which was completely unintelligible to him, as may easily be supposed. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Henry James Besides, today, after his long comparative obscuration, he hangs high in the heaven of our literature, for all the world to see; he is a part of the light by which we walk. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Arthur Machen His eyes fell on an old chest somewhat like that in which the artist’s strange legacy lay hid beneath a Gothic scutcheon. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

George Gissing With neck aching from the strained position in which he had made his survey over the wall, the young man turned away. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

Arthur Morrison Meanwhile the hat-lining was as safe a place as any in which to keep the paper. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Edna St. Vincent Millay So fair their raiment shone I looked in shame On the unlovely garb in which I came; Then straightway at my hesitancy mocked: “It is my father’s house!” I said and knocked; And the door opened. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Sir Walter Scott They were written in France, where that gallant chief resided in exile, which accounts for some Gallicisms which occur in the narrative. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Charles Dickens The filling of the pipe and lighting it, those little offices in which I have commended her discretion, were vilely done, from first to last. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

H. G. Wells Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve of the back which makes the human figure so graceful. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

No matter how loudly he whooped or threw himself around, he was unable to disturb the precision with which they retreated and advanced, separated and came together again. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

A stretch of five and thirty miles brought us to a small desert isle, where we got water — of which we were now in want — and shot two wild bulls before we departed. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

And what is more, the words of the song also came back-words, I am certain, which were sung by the animals of long ago and have been lost to memory for generations. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Arthur Conan Doyle He has seen more of the world than I have, and always does and says the right thing in the right place, which certainly isn’t one of my characteristics. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Guy de Maupassant The fumes of the spilt liquors mix with the effluvium of the bodies and with that of the strong perfumes with which the skin of the traders in love is saturated and which evaporate in this furnace. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell I could hardly understand the rude dialect in which the direction to old Bridget’s house was given. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

It was an added and fantastic horror which I could not resist. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

He then said he would accompany me back to Unyanyembé, on my return from the Lake, and would exchange any of his cows that I might take a fancy to for powder, which I said I had there. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

John Galsworthy And who could blame one? Plenty, to which one could shut neither eyes nor ears, seeped-in even through closed lids and cotton-wool. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Walter Crane Flowing water, again, is expressed by certain recurring wave-lines, which remind us of the ancient linear symbols of the zigzag and meander used from the earliest times to express water. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Henry James She had put on a sort of crimson hood, which was very becoming to her and which she wore for the rest of the voyage. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

On removing these we descended into a room below, the existence of which had never been suspected. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Charles Kingsley I mean the infant science of Bio-geology — the science which treats of the distribution of plants and animals over the globe, and the cause of that distribution. On Bio-Geology by Charles Kingsley