Phrases with "whom"

To steady my thoughts and bring my whirling brain again under control, I fixed my eyes on her well-known form and features as upon a stranger’s whom I would understand and judge. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The benefactress to whom you owe everything asks nothing from you but your silence. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

There was not a comely girl in Tarbolton on whom he did not compose a song, and then he made one which included them all. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

A lady was passing on the arm of a foreign-looking gentleman, whom it did not require a second glance to identify with the subject of the portrait in Mr. Blake’s house. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

William Hazlitt Mariana is also in love with Angelo, whom we hate. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Robert Louis Stevenson Her husband is Lafaele, sometimes called the archangel, of whom I have writ you often. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

She said the accused, whom they all knew as Harry Wood, had been the under-gardener for about a year, and the only complaint she had heard about him was that he drank too much. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Suzette, on whom she felt a thoroughly justified tendency to look down, had at any rate an attentive and considerate lover. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

And as I said it I took from my pocket the letter of instruction Nikola had sent me the week before, and read aloud the passage in which he referred to the one-eared Chinaman of whom I was to beware. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Walter Besant Here’s a fellow, Boule-de-neige, I pick up out of the gutter, starving; whom I keep expensively; whom I endow with an income; whom I deprive of the temptation to gluttony. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Eleanor Vane slipped out of the room while Mr. Monckton was explaining himself to the Signora. She was only too glad to get away from the man to whom she had so rashly bound herself. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle I pray you let me go upon my way, for there are those whom I would shrive and housel. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Sinclair Lewis But it was Elmer, tallest of the converts, tall as Judson Roberts, whom all the students and most of the townpeople found important, who found himself important. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Oscar Wilde Herr Winckelkopf, whom he went to see the next day was full of elaborate apologies, and offered to supply him with another clock free of charge, or with a case of nitro-glycerine bombs at cost price. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

George Meredith A still more important event is the presence of Baron Ricasoli, whom I met yesterday evening on coming here. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

T. H. Huxley Finally, the purely pentadactyle Andre was the father of many children, not one of whom departed from the normal parental type. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Nathaniel Hawthorne The very woman whom he pictured — the gentle parasite, the soft reflection of a more powerful existence — sat there at his feet. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli I hear you have a brother, to whom you are much attached; a twin, too, and they tell me strongly resembling you. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Yes, the mother to whom he had once given his coat must have been a romantic creature, filled, he had no doubt, with unsatisfied longings. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope He never spoke of either of these Newtons as his cousins, though to Gregory, whom he knew well and loved dearly, he would declare that from him he felt entitled to exact all the dues of cousinship. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Victor Hugo The old man whom the chief of the band had named first the Madman, then the Sage, now never left the forecastle. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Henry Kingsley When afterwards my grandfather made love to her, she held it the tighter, for my grandaunt’s sake, of whom she was fond. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Jacques Futrelle This was not the kind of man with whom mere bluster counted. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

D. H. Lawrence The second boy, Alfred, whom the mother admired most, was the most reserved. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson Naked to sun and air, she skipped and frolicked with the delight of the very young, to whom clothes are still an encumbrance. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope The man had become her master; and even could she have brought herself to be false, she would have lacked the courage to declare her falsehood to the man to whom she had vowed her love. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

James Payn What would I not give for a waiting-maid like that—devoted, prudent, to whom I could confide my little love-affairs!—Why do you laugh, rude children? It is, I see, time that I should go. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

On 6th, I attended two women, one of whom was not sick at all; but the other, Mrs. L., was afterwards taken ill. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

D. H. Lawrence All the rest was external, insignificant, leaving him alone with this girl whom he wanted to absorb, whose properties he wanted to absorb into his own senses. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence The only thing one can stick to is one’s own isolate being, and the God in whom it is rooted. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton They all remembered for the first time for some hour or two that the monster of whom they were talking was standing quietly among them. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Jane Austen Mrs. Dashwood then begged to know to whom she was obliged. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Elizabeth Gaskell The matter had to be referred to some independent arbitrator, and my father was the gentleman to whom each party turned its eye. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Guy de Maupassant He had brought with him a French servant, whom he had engaged on the way at Marseilles. “Soon this peculiar person, living alone, only going out to hunt and fish, aroused a widespread interest. The Hand (La Main d'écorché) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Wilkie Collins The man of whom I am now speaking was a lawyer in large practice. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope Dick had been curious, but had been afraid to inquire, and had in his heart applauded the courage of the man who had thus been able to shake off at once a woman with whom he had amused himself. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Again, there was no great party; Mrs. Montacute Jones was there, and Hetta,—Miss Houghton, that is, whom all the world called Hetta,—and Mrs. Houghton’s father, who happened to be up in town. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Thomas Hardy Mrs. Swancourt, to whom match-making by any honest means was meat and drink, had now a little scheme of that nature concerning this pair. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

There are men to whom the business of elections — a life of secrecy, excitement, speculation, and combat — has all but irresistible charms; and Tom Wealdon, the Town Clerk, was such a spirit. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Mr. Wellwood, the person whom he most wished to see, was not at Oxford, but was at home preparing for his ordination. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Andrew Lang The king was overjoyed to think that his daughter, whom he had long since forgiven and sorely missed, was living at his gates, and was, besides, the mother of the youth who was so dear to him. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Leslie Stephen Poor Pope, as he says in the verses on his own death,— will grieve a month, and Gay A week, and Arbuthnot a day; and they were the only friends to whom he attributes sincere sorrow. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Yes, I may as well tell you openly—and I glory in it—that I do love the Baron de Sigognac, whom you have more than once so basely tried to assassinate, through your miserable hired ruffians. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Charles Dickens My barber, to whom I have referred, would sooner believe it than the sun. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Rafael Sabatini The storm was at its height when the door opened and in came Baletti and some half-dozen players from the Grand Ducal theatre, whom Casanova had invited to breakfast. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

E. F. Benson After all, it was her brother’s wife to whom she was talking, and the matter was one that clearly concerned her. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle As you lie dying, think of Lopez, whom you shot five years ago on the Putomayo River. I am his brother, and, come what will I will die happy now, for his memory has been avenged. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

George Gissing Several did not; they were from people whom she hoped never to see again—people who wrote in fulsome terms, because they fancied she would become a celebrity. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Thomas Hardy The sight of Yeobright at once banished Wildeve’s sober feelings, who saw him again as the deadly rival from whom Eustacia was to be kept at all hazards. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang Garcilasso may possibly be refining on facts, but he asks for no theory of divine primitive tradition in the case of Pachacamac, whom he attributes to philosophical reflection. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Nettie entered in her bonnet and furs, preceded by a big, overdressed woman, whom West easily identified as Mrs. Reade. They had been shopping, and both were laden with small, draper’s parcels. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell Thirdly, she had long been a widow, without any companion of her own age with whom it would have been natural for her to refer to old associations, past pleasures, or mutual sorrows. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Honoring mental power as the greatest of earthly gifts, he loved to feel that power palpably in himself, by extending it over all whom he encountered. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Willa Cather The art students, all of whom were girls, read and whispered together in this enclosure, and he could enjoy their company without having to talk to them. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

One of the signs of failing energy is the King’s inability to fulfil the desires of his wives, of whom he has a large number. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

George Borrow Those two nice young gentlewomen whom you saw with the female childer are his daughters. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

My love, my life’s best ornament, By whom my spirit out of dust was raised. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Thomas Hardy Those earnest men he read of, the saints, whom Sue, with gentle irreverence, called his demi-gods, would have shunned such encounters if they doubted their own strength. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

In short, we please those to whom we put them, when we start questions about those matters which their enemies hate to hear. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Sir Richard Burton He went up to the apartment of his wife, whom he found still sitting at table, and facing her lay the Maghrabi as one slaughtered. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Zona Gale He despatched the note by Rollo, whom he instructed to deliver it, not at the desk, but at the door of Mrs. Hastings’ apartment, and to wait for an answer. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Kate Chopin He hated this woman of whom he must be careful, to whom he must be tender, and loyal and generous. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Bram Stoker Abd-el-Mulek opposed his 18,000 Portuguese with 55,000 Moors, (of whom 36,000 were horsemen) and with three times his number of cannon. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

There was no one else by but some strangers — good people whom one must believe. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hobbes For the purpose to break the law is some degree of contempt of him to whom it belonged to see it executed. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Anthony Trollope The ladies, in compliance with that softness of heart which is their characteristic, are on one side; and the men, by whom the world has to be managed, are on the other. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

There were Rohinda, the Watuta, and M’yonga, whom he must settle with before he could attend to Ruhe; but when he was free, then Ruhe should know who was the chief. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

There are few men to whom the interview, such as I shall arrange, could be granted with safety. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

A. E. W. Mason It was Harry Feversham, then, whom he had seen upon the pier as the Channel boat cast off. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

William Harrison Ainsworth On a sudden he raised his voice and wildly exclaimed —‘Spouse of the spirit of darkness, a few moments are yet thine; that thou may’st know to whom thou hast consigned thyself. The Spectre Bride by William Harrison Ainsworth [1822]

Henry James A month afterwards she lunched with Lady Davenant, whom she had not seen since the day she took Mr. Wendover to call upon her. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Andrew Lang The Athribitæ, or dwellers in Crocodilopolis, are the people to whom he attributes this cult, whom he mentions (xvii. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

But I was more fortunate a week later when I was at St. Albans. I had an uncle living there from whom I had expectations, and I paid him a visit. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

I will describe him to you in one word — Verloc.” Ossipon, whom curiosity had lifted a few inches off his seat, dropped back, as if hit in the face. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Henry James It came a great deal from Mrs. Rooth, in whom he apprehended depths of calculation as to what she might achieve for her daughter by “working” the idea of a life blameless amid dire obsessions. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Thomas Hardy The least reflection told him to whom they had been sent. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

I am very often tempted to make away with a very fat carptor (butler) whom I possess, and pop him slily into the reservoir. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Karl Philipp Moritz To most people to whom I give an account of my journey, what I have seen is quite new. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Andrew Lang When he reached his home he could talk to his mother of nothing else but the beautiful stranger with whom he had danced so often, and with whom he was so much in love. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Eliot Four other men were committed: one of them for possessing himself of a gold cup with the Debarry arms on it; the three others, one of whom was the collier Dredge, for riot and assault. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Sigmund Freud Irma has an intimate woman friend of whom I think very highly. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry Handel Richardson The most obstinate chatterers, whom neither sham battles nor Balfe and Blockley had silenced, held their tongues; and Mrs. Devine openly wiped her eyes. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I had never for years met any one with whom I could be so carelessly sure of understanding or to whom I could listen so easily and fully. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Finally, during the intermission, Margaret Torrence, whom he had neglected, told him the truth. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Ralph Waldo Emerson And you cannot rightly train one to an air and manner, except by making him the kind of man of whom that manner is the natural expression. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Wilkie Collins Can I help thinking of it? Can I dismiss from memory the unmerited misfortunes which have taken from me, in the prime of her charms, the woman whom I love? At least I can try. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Gissing I shall not throw open my doors to all and sundry, but specially invite a certain small number of men, whom I shall be at some pains to choose. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Marjorie Bowen You will sustain the poor mother to whom You have given the desire to protect her children — succour me. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Ann Radcliffe It was not remembered of whom the crowd consisted; a few individuals only were recollected, and these were summoned. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Sinclair Lewis Martin was seated (it is doubtful if he ever knew that he was the guest of honor) between Capitola McGurk and a woman of whom he could learn only that she was the sister of a countess. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Walter Besant Why, what could they do when the prisoner did so little? So they put him back and called the other six, of whom Lord Wintoun alone obtained respite for further preparation of his defence. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Anthony Trollope There were many people in the world whom Sir Francis hated, but none whom he hated so cordially as his cousin. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Marie Corelli You have led a peaceful and happy life, graced with the reputation of many good deeds, and you are generally beloved by the people of whom you have charge. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

John Galsworthy His real future was vested in those who had his blood, in whom he would live on when he was gone. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Walter Scott I am only putting a case,’ he added, watching with apprehension the effect which his words were likely to produce upon the party to whom they were addressed. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Charles Dickens Still, Mr. Craggs, without much heeding these remarks, looked uneasily about until his eye rested on Grace, to whom he immediately presented himself. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

Gertrude Stein We were glad to see Mina whom we had known in Florence as Mina Haweis. Mina brought Glenway Wescott on his first trip to Europe. Glen-way impressed us greatly by his english accent. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

I soon became a favourite with all the company, many of whom I shaved after the day’s march was over. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

E. Phillips Oppenheim There is another Eleanor whom as yet you do not know. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Anthony Trollope Among all the men of his party with whom he was associating, there was not one whom he did not dislike, and by whom he was not snubbed and contradicted. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

He remembered well that last meeting with the stern old man whom he had found sitting in his arm-chair with death in his face. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Walter Scott This place must be visited by some officer, military or medical, to whom he would make an appeal, and alarm his fears at least, if he could not awaken his conscience. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

E. T. A. Hoffmann But on inquiring of the housekeeper, we gathered that the Councillor had brought home with him an extraordinarily pretty young lady whom he called Antonia, and she it was who had sung so beautifully. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Francis Bacon It is a point of cunning, to wait upon him with whom you speak, with your eye; as the Jesuits give it in precept: for there be many wise men, that have secret hearts, and transparent countenances. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

And the bright-eyed, tow-headed little lads whom I taught in Sunday school are scattered to the four winds of heaven. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Sir Richard Burton Then he sent one of the Mamelukes whom the Jinni had brought to see if the Sultan had left the seraglio or not. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

This was the sort of woman with whom he, Primmer, liked to have to do, because experience had taught him that with such a person there was no fear of hysteria or futile dissimulation. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Edith Wharton The priest’s death left his charge adrift, with a smattering of scholarship above his station, and none to whom he could turn for protection. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Edgar Allan Poe Meantime the devil, to whom the copy was entrusted, ran up stairs to his ‘case,’ in an unutterable hurry, and forthwith made a commencement at ‘setting’ the MS. ‘up. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Guy de Maupassan He blamed and accused himself when he remembered the visits and the demeanor of this friend whom his wife had dismissed for no apparent reason. The Test by Guy de Maupassan

George Eliot The man who has failed in the use of some indirectness, is helped very little by the fact that his rivals are men to whom that indirectness is a something human, very far from being alien. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Sigmund Freud There three women are standing, one of whom is the hostess; she is rolling something in her hands, as though she were making dumplings. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Walter Scott Let me hear no more of Tom Hillary whom you have seen far too much of lately. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Andrew Lang This will anger him greatly, for he wishes to betroth me to the son of the king of the Green City, whom I like not at all. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Besides, he could not have left the lambs all a long winter’s night; and the house all unguarded; and nobody there to give counsel to the poor mute simpleton whom he had now to tend his beasts. Signa by Ouida

Isabella Bird The hotel was a perfect pattern of cleanliness, elegance, and comfort; and the waiters, about fifty of whom were Dutch, attended scrupulously to every wish, actual or supposed, of the guests. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Anthony Trollope What is it you call that big hill?” “Glounthauneroughtymore, yer honer,” said the driver, to whom the name was as easy and familiar as his own. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

John Morley There have been those to whom these compositions appeared to be Burke’s masterpieces. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Niccolo Machiavelli And I confess freely not to have met among so many men whom I have known and worked with, a man in whom there was a mind more fired with great and magnificent things. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

London — to the Chief Justice’s irritation — consisted of himself, the Hajji, and Chloe, neither of whom seemed at the moment to be much good to him. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Who was to do it? He flew to find the house-keeper, and after repeated injunctions to the house-maid, whom he met in the passage, not to forget the hot water, took Mr. Alwynn off to his apartment. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

I do not choose that the police should come between me and one whom I am delighted to honour. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Thomas Hardy Then Henchard himself went homeward, going so fast that by the time he reached his door he was almost upon the heels of the unconscious woman from whom he had just parted. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim To whom were you to deliver it?” For a single moment Hincks seemed suddenly to have become himself again. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Walter Scott From the noise of hoofs which now increased around, she concluded that the greater part of the ruffians by whom she had been seized had betaken themselves to their horses. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Theodore Dreiser Has the man to whom this negro sold the lead pipe been apprehended yet?” the judge inquired sharply of the district attorney. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

We submit that it is hardly worth his while to continue “larding the lean earth” with his carcase in the vain endeavour to emulate angels, whom in no respect he at all resembles. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Run straight? Of course she would run straight! For one thing, Rushworth wasn’t the sort of man with whom it would be safe to run crooked. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Sir Richard Burton Presently the Death Angel met a devout man, of whom Almighty Allah had accepted, and saluted him. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Walter Scott Before he crossed the Madras territory, he overtook the Vakeel, or messenger of the British Government, of whom Esdale had spoken. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Anthony Trollope And when you think of your brother’s children, whom this time last year you had hardly seen, think also of John Ball’s children, who have welcomed you into this house as their dearest relative. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Go; who keeps you, Signa? Not I. Go.” She spoke coldly, sadly; he thought he heard in her the heart‐sick resignation of a woman from whom all good is banished, yet who cleaves to it. Signa by Ouida

Like a meek little school-girl, she quailed before the small man, whom she could have crushed with one hand. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

William Makepeace Thackeray The knight slept as a soldier would, to whom a featherbed is a rarity, and who wakes not till he hears the blast of the reveille. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

This man was Chupin, the former poacher, whom M. de Sairmeuse had elevated to the position of head gamekeeper. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope The only enemy I’ve got about the place, as far as I know, is one Pat Carroll. It was he and others, whom he paid to serve him, that have let the waters in upon the meadows. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

E. F. Benson It was then, the mark of a highly injudicious conspirator to give information to her against whom this plot was directed. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Guy de Maupassant The old man whom they had captured acted as guide. Lieutenant Lare’s Marriage (Le Mariage du lieutenant Laré) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Anthony Trollope When she had done she would sit down, and then she consented to stand up for two quadrilles with two very tame gentlemen, to whom no lover could object. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I find that you have ceased to love me, and finding that, I am indifferent to whom your love may be given. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Jane Austen I know Marianne’s heart: I know that she dearly loves me, and that I shall not be the last to whom the affair is made known, when circumstances make the revealment of it eligible. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

E. F. Benson She had been told by Catherine this afternoon that there were two Mauds, and here indeed was a Thurso whom she would scarcely have known for her brother. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Henry Handel Richardson Madeleine had drawn his attention to everything worth noticing; and now, with her opera-glass at her eyes, she pointed out to him people whom he ought to know. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson Thus I shall be very easily persuaded that a man has earned his daily bread; and if he has but a friend or two to whom his company is delightful at heart, I am more than persuaded at once. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy It was not a manorial home in the ordinary sense, with fields, and pastures, and a grumbling farmer, out of whom the owner had to squeeze an income for himself and his family by hook or by crook. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins Among the hundreds of unfortunate wretches whom I have relieved from torture of mind and body, there is a grateful minority. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope Now, on this evening, he had hitherto hardly spoken to her; but then she knew that there were other people in the company to whom he was bound to speak. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

To go from particulars to generals, the defendant, on whom the proof lies, has advanced hearsay and conjecture, and not put their originators into the box. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Edith Wharton But to whom did this mounting pile really belong? No time to think of that now; he was fast in the clutches of his theory. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Anxious as I was to know what we really had to fear, I still intuitively shrank from any communication with one whom I looked upon as a spy. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Leslie Stephen Arbuthnot, whom Swift had introduced to Pope as a man who could do everything but walk, was an amiable and accomplished physician. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Sir Oswald was too generous a man to require much display of gratitude from the lad on whom he so freely lavished his wealth and his affection. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing To reject a lover in so many respects desirable, whom so many women might envy her, would fortify her self-esteem, and enable her to go forward in the chosen path with firmer tread. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Taylor is a man for whom domestic life is a necessity. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Till now I have lived a very lonely life, dependent upon no one but myself, since I had no one to whom I could appeal in troubles of the mind or heart. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

M. P. Shiel About that very time that better man whom he had stabbed, in tying up in bed a bundle of old papers, was saying: “Yes, I will go to my people”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Augustine Birrell But first I do thereby make my Lord Carlisle (who is a member of the Privy Council and one of them to whom your business is referred) absolutely yours. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Anthony Trollope All who knew William Makepeace remember his mother well, a handsome, spare, gray-haired lady, whom Thackeray treated with a courtly deference as well as constant affection. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins That I did so you will easily imagine, when I tell you that the woman to whom I refer, consented, with her father’s full approval, to become my wife. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope The old Liberals of the borough were full of ridicule for poor Moggs, of whom all absurd stories were told by them both publicly and privately. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

That she, Rachel, whom he had always regarded as the first among women, should be dazzled by the empty glamour of rank, now that her fortune put such marriages within her reach, was incredible. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Guy de Maupassant The two friends whom we replaced had left the apartment, and we came and sat down at the foot of the bed. Beside a Dead Man (Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse) (Auprès d'un Mort) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Jules Verne The one at the bow was he whom I had recognized as he ascended the ravine at Black Rock. The second was his companion who had carried the lantern. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Here is M. le Gouverneur d’Aunis, M. d’Antragues, M. de Ribeirac, and M. de Livarot, and gentlemen whom your highness doubtless knows to be as brave as loyal. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Virginia Woolf For the second time that day Mary felt herself baffled by something inscrutable in the character of a person to whom she felt herself much attracted. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Uncle will return in a few days, and then all communication with one who, however prepossessing, is of a family and race with whom it is impossible for us to unite ourselves, must of necessity cease. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

I come to you because the bee goes to the flower — it is wrong! If I did not come to you to whom would I go? There is no right and no wrong but only the will of the gods. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Benjamin Disraeli Mr. Grey, I am a man spare of my speech to those with whom I am unacquainted, and the world tails me a soured, malicious man. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Baldwin Spencer In the Arunta, where such names are always given, they are those of old ancestors of whom the living native is supposed to be the reincarnation. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing Osmond Waymark was light-hearted; and with him such a state meant something not at all to be understood by those with whom lightness of heart is a chronic affection. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

I rushed at once to Iwán Ignatiitch, whom I found with a needle in his hand. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

I ceased to honour them whom thou didst declare against; for I disown my own senses rather than thy justice. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Thomas Hardy However, it was only too plain that she did not now jump at a restitution of one for whom some months before she had been breaking her heart. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Thomas Paine We walk over the dead whom we loved, in every part of America, and remember by whom they fell. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Robert Burns Yet that was never Robin’s mark To mak a man; But tell him he was learned and clark, Ye roos’d him than! [The west country farmer to whom this letter was sent was a social man. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Anthony Trollope Her smile, when she condescended to smile, was very sweet — lighting up her whole face and flattering for the moment the person on whom it shone. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy All there was of connoisseur in the club was gathered round the tape — some half-dozen members, none of whom he knew. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

John Hill Burton To this end, he desired that every judicial or administrative act should be so done, that it might be seen by whom it was done, and under what circumstances. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Anthony Trollope Mr. Saul was not a man with whom she could bring herself to be in love. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She had realized in her own mind the conviction that Owen Fitzgerald was not a man with whom any girl could at present safely link her fortune. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson His duties had brought him into intimate acquaintance with King Charles XII, by whom he was much consulted and honored. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Anthony Trollope Close inquiry was afterwards made as to the person by whom this false intelligence had been sent to the newspaper, but nothing certain was ever asserted respecting it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Walter Scott He was there delivered, by his treacherous companions, into the hands of the officers of justice, by whom he was conducted to Carlisle, and executed next morning. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Up to this moment I had not met a living soul of whom to ask my way; it was, therefore, with no little sense of relief that I saw a man emerging from the fog and coming along the path. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

At Gya, a wild hamlet, the last in Ladak proper, I met a working naturalist whom I had seen twice before, and ‘forgathered’ with him much of the way. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Guy de Maupassan But all at once I saw a little creature whom I thought attractive, not in her first youth, but fresh, comical and tantalizing. The Wardrobe by Guy de Maupassan

John Galsworthy Her performance, she felt, was interesting to the judge, the jury, and all those people up there, whom she could dimly see. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Henry Handel Richardson For the flash of a second, he thought he knew the person to whom it belonged, and struggled to recall a name. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

G. K. Chesterton Dr. Judson was the sort of man of whom his more foolish friends say that he will get on, because he believes in himself. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Their promoters set out ostensibly to cater for a standardised person whom they called “Tommy,” without any first-hand knowledge of “Tommy’s” taste and intelligence. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Pu Songling Six months later she had a son, to whom she gave the name of Correct-sadness; but, bearing in mind the bad treatment she had received, she asked the Liu family to keep the child as one of their own. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Then, stealthily, and with some fear, she looked towards the doctor; it was he, she understood it, whom her mother was consulting. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There were also several portrait-busts, comprising those of two or three of the illustrious men of our own country, whom Kenyon, before he left America, had asked permission to model. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Anthony Trollope But neither did Dickens or Mrs. Gaskell, both of whom died with stories not completed, which, when they died, were in the course of publication. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Miles Franklin And to whom in all the world can we turn when our mother spurns our prayer? There never was any sympathy between my mother and myself. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Jules Verne Kennedy, whom nobody ventured to question now, sat with his eyes riveted on Dr. Ferguson, murmuring indistinguishable words. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Henry James She was going to answer, but at that moment the doctor came in — the doctor whom the little maid had been sent to fetch and whom she had at last overtaken. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle A great throng of men, whom I recognised as belonging to my own company, or that of my companion, lay about on either side, some smoking, some praying, and some burnishing their arms. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Andrew Lang Only, if you go to seek her, take with you this man with whom she has spoken that he may show you the way. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang