Phrases with "whom"

The failure augmented his terror; he felt as one who has murdered in the dark, not knowing whom nor why. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Arnold Bennett He thought of the younger Edwin whom she had kissed into rapture, as of a boy too inexperienced in sorrow to appreciate this Hilda. He braced himself to the exquisite burden of life. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Haven, to whom ordinary conversation just then was impossible, followed her example and took note of his surroundings. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Benjamin Disraeli And you, you are the last poet in the world, Cadurcis, whom one would have fancied his votary. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Victor Hugo You do not even know of whom I speak. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Benjamin Disraeli Him whom the moon sends to bed with a head full of misty meaning the sun-will summon in the morning with a brain clear and lucid as his beam. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

George Borrow My original wish was to pass my life in easy, quiet obscurity — with her whom I loved. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

E. Phillips Oppenheim Even Eleanor, to whom the warmth and the rest were inexpressibly grateful, found herself interested in the programme which Mr. Chadwick placed gallantly in her hand. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson Even Dove joined in, his partner being a very pretty American, whom Miss Martin had brought with her, and whose side Dove had not left for a moment. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sigmund Freud In my dream I make fun of the communication from the town council, for in the first place I was not yet born in 1851, and in the second place my father, to whom it might refer, is already dead. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Juliet was surprised when she received an invitation from an old schoolfellow of whom she had lost sight for years. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Ryland, whom I have so long detained, has stipulated that I shall suffer him to depart before the end of this month. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

George Gissing I heard so from an old lady whom I occasionally meet at his house. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Mr. Evans, to whom the question seemed addressed, appeared to be no whit taken by surprise. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

E. F. Benson How is the ‘Devil’s Thumb’? whom men call ——, and the ‘Devil in Mourning,’ whom they call ——. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Tears came fast from me as I knelt down to adore the one only God whom I acknowledge, and poured forth the aspirations of a soul deeply grateful for all His goodness. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Margaret Oliphan Let every rag be torn from Charlotte, of whom there is the most to say. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

He, to whom an alias seemed so easy, had been known in his London lodgings as Mr.Desrolles. And he had been in the house at the time of the murder. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope It was settled as I thought some time ago by persons to whom you yourself referred it. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle At last, however, an incident occurred which led to a closer acquaintance with Mr. Richards and a fuller knowledge of the life of the man whom I served. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Elizabeth Gaskell In this state I had charge given me of a set of pampered, spoilt, turbulent children, whom I was expected constantly to amuse, as well as to instruct. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

John Galsworthy Look at those two hundred thousand Russians whom everybody was seeing in trains all over the country. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Speak, then; let me at least know the name of him for whom she thus immolates herself. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson Like the old Covenanters, of whom he was the worthy representative, his mouth was full of sacred quotations; it was the book that he had studied most and thought upon most deeply. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Lewis Burckhard On this account, probably, they are stouter and healthier than the bandaged children of Syria and Egypt; of whom it may be truly said that they are often nursed to death. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Hardy He thought he might have left the key with his elder servant, whom he had believed he could trust, especially as the cellar was not well stocked. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was the man of all others whom I should have chosen — Tarp Henry, of the staff of Nature, a thin, dry, leathery creature, who was full, to those who knew him, of kindly humanity. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins Seeing how keenly he felt the insult offered to me by the ladies whom we had asked to our table, I willingly prepared for our sudden departure. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

John Hill Burton All this mischief shows as nothing in the eyes of the tyrant by whom this policy is upheld and pursued, and whose blind and malignant passions it has for its cause. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

You have thrust yourself into the council-chamber of God. You have claimed to exercise vengeance yourself, and not left it to Him to whom vengeance in right belongs. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

I do not know another man in all the world to whom I can speak with clear hope of getting adequate response from him. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

I did not know this name, but Doris did, also the danger lurking in the fact that he had yet to hear of the tragedy which had robbed him of this woman to whom he was so deeply attached. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

George Eliot He was ill-bred, he was rude, he had taken an unwarrantable liberty; yet his indignant words were a tribute to her: he thought she was worth more pains than the women of whom he took no notice. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Henry James The servant to whom I spoke at Baveno described my friends as in a summer-house in the garden, to which he led the way. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Richard Hakluy We judged that they used these stratagems thereby to have caught some of us for the delivering of the man, woman, and child, whom we had taken. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

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]

Richard Hakluyt For to take from one that which is his, to give it to another to whom it is not due, ys plaine injurie and no liberalitie, thoughe the gifte were bestowed upon him that were in nede. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

I tell you this in case you should imagine, that I intend hanging about here, in the hope of picking up the man to whom you allude. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Guy de Maupassant His self-respect consisted in never bowing to his superiors in a low and servile manner, as did, according to him, certain of his colleagues, whom he would not mention. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

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

She felt herself on the point of loving the man, now poor and humbled, whom she had despised when rich and proud. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Henry Handel Richardson The result was a sweet little ivory-handled parasol for “darling Mary;” a box of magnificent toys and books for the children, of whom she made much. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Her mother might at any rate ask of others, and there was no one else whom she could trust to seek such information for her. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence I don’t know people whom I find in the house. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Benjamin Disraeli Sometimes it was a body from the Stock Exchange, sometimes a host from the House of Commons, sometimes a board of directors with whom he had been transacting business in the morning. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Olaf Stapledon Thus it was that she stumbled into a very unfortunate affair in the dockside underworld of Aberdeen. She struck up an acquaintance with some undesirable creature to whom no decent girl would stoop. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

H. Rider Haggard For three years he has doubled the tale of sacrifices, and though the people love these sights of death, they murmur, for none know upon whom the knife shall fall. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

E. T. A. Hoffmann It is not I, but my daughter, my Angela, my innocent angelic child, whom you are plunging into ruin. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

He intimated more than once, by means of the prisoners whom he released, his willingness to grant them fair terms of capitulation. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins I ventured to speak to him about the persons whom I had seen in the garden. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Tim Connor was there, the sweep was there, and a squalid elderly man and woman on whom I had never set eyes before. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Horror brooded over the place as over the dead body of one who had fought for his life, and died by torture, whom the destroyer had not had time to mutilate past recognition. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

George Gissing I am going to marry because, for the first time in my life, I have met the woman whom I can respect and love. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Walter Scott He got through at length with some difficulty, and not without a sound kick, and an admonition to pay more attention to the next aged gentlewoman whom he met. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

William Morris It is not an original remark, but I make it here, that my home is where I meet people with whom I sympathise, whom I love. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You have seen proof, during the last few days, that you have an organisation behind you to whom money is dross. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Jack London Through the windows of the private car I caught a glimpse of three men whom I recognized. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope And then, had he already commenced his work? He had not at any rate been to Robert Bolton, to whom any one knowing the family would have first referred him. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

My ass was an obstinate brute, whom I had mistakenly chosen for his sleek coat and open countenance; but by dint of being lashed up, he suddenly set off at full gallop, and distanced all the others. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Robert Louis Stevenson Schools and colleges, for one great man whom they complete, perhaps unmake a dozen; the strong spirit can do well upon more scanty fare. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope But he was a man to whom failure, of itself, was intolerable. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Walter Besant One of them was sent by Lord Derwentwater to Dilston. The Countess instantly put together all the papers she could find, and gave them in charge to one of the cottagers whom she can trust. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Anthony Trollope I have seen as much as that myself, and I think I know some one with whom he likes to dance. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Thrice round the Trojan walls Achilles drew The corpse of Hector, whom in fight he slew. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Meredith Two General officers joined them, and presently Count Serabiglione, with his courtly semi-ironical smile, on whom they straightway turned their backs. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

At Oxford I met other Russians, thinking men, one of whom — alas, he is now in Siberia — changed the whole course of my life. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Andrew Lang Labakan went straight up to him, and, bending low, handed him the dagger, saying: ‘Here am I whom you seek. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith She had neither vision nor active thought of her father, in whom her pride was. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Andrew Lang Lancelot was confused with Peredur, and Guinevere with the lady of whom Peredur was in quest. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Majinje was a chieftainess, a little girl whom nobody was allowed to see. Prester John by John Buchan

George Meredith The side abutting the river is inhabited by Dame Philiberte, whom her husband imprisoned for attempting to take her pleasure in travel. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. G. Wells He told me of a work-shed he had, and of three assistants — originally jobbing carpenterswhom he had trained. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell Margaret, inexperienced as she was in all the necessary matter-of-fact business to be got through, did not know to whom to apply for advice. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

I attended seven women in labor during this period, all of whom recovered without sickness. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

George Gissing Of those school companions a few came back to her mind, and, before all, the poor girl named Ida Starr, whom she had loved and admired. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anatole France He did not believe that Beatrice had any more reality than other ladies through whom ancient poets who sang of love represented some scholastic idea, ridiculously subtle. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Julian Hawthorne But Mr. Birchmore put them all aside save one, to whom he pointed out my trunk, and gave him some directions which I did not hear. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

By the goode God, that gaf me soule and lyf, Never shal I be found untrewe wif In word or werk; as fer as I have wit, I wole be his to whom that I am knyt. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Arthur Conan Doyle For eight months I have been servant to the man whom they call their King. His name is La Muette, and he comes from Jersey nor is there under God’s sky a man whom I have more desire to see. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Sabina Cassel, Mrs. Moore’s old colored “Mammy” whom she had brought north with her from Virginia, shared and rather more than shared the honors with me. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Benjamin Disraeli There also was a giant in the wildest part of the shrubbery, and a dwarf, on whom the ladies showered their sugarplums, and who, in return, offered them tobacco. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Seeing the coast was clear, Lord Delamarne went into the cabinet and rang up Larose to whom he related everything that had happened. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anthony Trollope If you will allow me the honour of considering the remainder of your visit one of compliment, I shall be proud to increase my acquaintance with a gentleman for whom I entertain so profound a respect. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Indeed he had sent a letter by Khamis, whom I met at Kabizia, offering it to Captain Burton, as soon as he had been made acquainted (by native report, I imagine) with our desire of obtaining her. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

George Meredith Now Nelson to brave France is shown A hero after her own heart: And he now scanning that quick race, To whom through life his glove was thrown, Would know a sister spirit to embrace. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As she came out of a drug store with a bottle of cocoanut oil, a woman, whom she recognized as Mrs. Diver, crossed her path with arms full of sofa cushions, and went to a car parked down the street. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Andrew Lang She at once addressed him in these words: ‘I have taken this ring from the hands of your brother, to whom I had lent it, and by its help he covered himself with glory. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim She nodded gaily to Abbott, whom she hated, and whom she had not recognized for years, and laid her hand upon Letty’s arm. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

He felt like an executioner—a man from whom the stern necessity of his craft had exacted a revolting service. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Arnold Bennett Edwin was aware of no feeling whatever except an intensity of curiosity to see again in tranquillity the being with whom he had passed the night. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. Rider Haggard This was the Rectory, now tenanted by the Reverend and Honourable James Beach, to whom the living had been presented many years before by Leonard’s father, Mr. Beach’s old college friend. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Margaret Oliphan He stands out, as the curates stood out, absolutely real men about whom we could entertain no doubt, recognisable anywhere. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

Arthur Conan Doyle By this time I was sure that the last of the army corps was past, and I went to my loophole confident that I should find the coast clear, save, perhaps, for a few stragglers, whom I could disregard. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Supposing what you have said is the truth, you are the last person with whom I should recommend the Contessa to hold any communication whatever. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Charles Dickens Having no other person to whom to impart my satisfaction, I communicated it to the driver. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

James Anthony Froude Guilt shall go with thee if thou hast gotten thy substance dishonestly, and they to whom thou shalt leave it shall receive it to their hurt. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Ann Radcliffe He was commissioned on an embassy, the alternate conditions of which would bring misery on the woman he adored, or death to the friend whom he loved. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

John Morley As we read of his tricks on d'Argens or Pöllnitz, we feel how right Voltaire was in borrowing a nickname for him from a mischievous brute whom he kept in his garden. Voltaire by John Morley

Ann Radcliffe Julia experienced a various emotion of pleasure and fear when the Count de Vereza, in whom she recollected the cavalier she had observed from the window, led her forth. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Do you know whom you are abusing. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

The person upon whom the task would most appropriately fall, did circumstances permit, would be the departing academician. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

First. In the strength of it, he interpreted the lives, thoughts, feelings, manners of the Scottish peasantry to whom he belonged, as they had never been interpreted before, and never can be again. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Sandy at Laverlaw had taken some pains to describe to us the two members of the old Bodyguard of Olifa whom D’Ingraville had with him. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Arthur Conan Doyle The guns were unlimbered and grape poured into them, while our little infantry force advanced at the double, shooting and stabbing all whom they overtook. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Henry James These were rich and abundant; and Catherine had brought home a present to every one — to every one save Morris, to whom she had brought simply her undiverted heart. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Benjamin Disraeli We greatly regard our kinsman, but, between ourselves,” added Lady St. Jerome in a low voice, “it was supposed that he was attached to the American lady of whom you were speaking. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Elizabeth Gaskell She had left two children, a boy and a girl, of whom their uncle, Sir Frank, took charge, as their father was worse than dead — an outlaw whose name was never mentioned. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

The man who had wished to strike him was his father; the man whom he had struck was his son. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle One of them went wrong last week, and Ezra swore, and Mr. Girdlestone said that the Lord chastens those whom He loves. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

D. H. Lawrence But he cared no more about John Wesley, in fact, than about John Milton, of whom he had never heard. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

He saw the pale betrothed of whom he had dreamed as a wife, who had willingly given herself to another, and who now found herself so cruelly punished. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Tobias Smolle Nor was his behaviour free from that air of suspicion which a man puts on when he believes himself in a crowd of pick-pockets, whom his caution and vigilance set at defiance. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Joseph Furphy I received a letter, containing a bank draft for £2, from a friend to whom I had lent the money three years before, on the diggings. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Sigmund Freud After the rupture the man whom my patient loved avoided the house; she herself attained her independence some time after the death of little Otto, to whom, meanwhile, her affections had turned. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jules Verne Looking again at the three initials of the signature, I said, “I know no one for whom these letters would stand; neither at Morganton nor elsewhere. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

I have indeed come across very few persons in Ireland who try to communicate with evil powers, and the few I have met keep their purpose and practice wholly hidden from those among whom they live. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Anthony Trollope Excuse me, Harcourt, if I say that I, of all men, am the last to whom you should address yourself on such a subject. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

George Gissing Those whom he consistently deceived, how would they suffer? Martin Warricombe to begin with. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells We won’t say the town got over that, for I spoke to those for whom the calamity is an abiding horror. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Andrew Lang For a day and a night Petru fought on, without knowing at whom or what he struck. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

You see, the design is to let everybody come to the theatricals, and only those remain to the supper and dance whom we invite. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins Judging by the careful report of the person whom I employ, there must have been serious reasons, in this case, for keeping facts secret and witnesses out of the way. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

And whom could she expect save Martial? The person who had been there a few moments before probably came to announce the arrival of her lover, and she had gone out to meet him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope There were then about the town — still are about the town — two or three literary gentlemen, by whom to have had myself editored would have driven me an exile from my country. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

But of course it wasn’t worse, it was the same Damaris. Those whom he loved were at war. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Secret indeed, for there had been no one in whom he could confide. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Wilkie Collins Now he was the man, indeed, whom she had expected to see. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

The fat man looked up, and spake in a loud, asthmatic wheeze: “Gents, the unexpected but welcome addition to our circle is Mr. Whistling Dick, an old friend of mine for whom I fully vouches. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Who’s misbehaving, Grant?” “The two from whom trouble was always to be apprehended,” he answered. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Karl Philipp Moritz It is said that there are a few in London, by whom some of the English clergy are supposed to get their sermons made for money. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

E. F. Benson Harriet Martineau and Mrs. Gaskell, neither of whom she had at present met, were among these by reason of their appreciation, and she considered them ‘far her superiors in attainment and experience. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope He was pleasant-mannered, free in speech, with a bold eye, assuming though not asserting his equality with the best of those with whom he might be brought in contact. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Henry James There was only a lady in one of the far doorways, of whom she took vague note and who seemed to be looking at them. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

Oliver Goldsmith In Isling town there was a man, Of whom the world might say, That still a godly race he ran, Whene’er he went to pray. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Guy de Maupassan Her elder sister, Rose, was plain — one of those girls to whom no attention is ever paid. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Then came Jack De Baron. Mary was much interested in seeing a man of whom she had heard so striking an account, and for the love of whom she had been told that a girl was almost dying. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Edgar Allan Poe I joined the weaker party, arming myself with the weapons of a fallen officer, and fighting I knew not whom with the nervous ferocity of despair. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

Algernon Blackwood With natures in whom the subconscious never stirred, natures through whom its magical fires cast no faintest upward gleam, intercourse was ever sterile, unproductive. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

In this emergency, to feed the very people to whom we had given refuge, we were obliged to yield to the plough and the mattock our pleasure-grounds and parks. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

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]

He is old in the uses of state-craft; and he is the father of a princess of whom it is difficult to suppose that she was herself an infant. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

William Cowper There often wanders one, whom better days Saw better clad, in cloak of satin trimmed With lace, and hat with splendid ribbon bound. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Anthony Trollope He was a man fond of sweetbread and little dinners, and one to whom hot brandy-and-water was too dear. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Nor could she plead that she hated the man, that she had never loved him, that she had married him in wounded pique, because her lover—he whom she did love—had thrown her off. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Thomas More The Utopians call those nations that come and ask magistrates from them, neighbors; but those to whom they have been of more particular service, friends. Utopia by Thomas More

R. D. Blackmore Singular to say, he has met with, and perhaps served under, our lamented and lost brother Duncan, of whom and his family he may give us interesting particulars. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

A. E. W. Mason There had been no one in whom the boy could confide. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Walter Besant I had no one with whom I could consult, because, as my lord’s proposals had not been made either to Tom or to my father, they were in a manner secret, at least for six months. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

He was that villain from whom all the others took their orders, the man whom the Princess shuddered at. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

To-day we shall see, to whom one must give the palm. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Did she so?” The young man raised his heavy eyes and looked unflinchingly at Dr Drummond. “Miss Murchison,” he said, “is the only other person to whom I have confided the matter. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Maria Edgeworth Would that those to whom I allude could feel it as a punishment! — but no, this is not the sort of punishment they are formed to feel. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Guy de Maupassan She came, then, the following day, with her husband, and afterward with her daughter, whom the artist seated before a table covered with picture-books. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins They were mingled with the fainter cries of Annie, whom the good woman forcibly detained from going into danger down stairs. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

E. F. Benson Sandy, the gillie of whom I have spoken, was behind with the ponies, and, idly enough, I told Hugh about his strange distaste for the Picts’ pool after sunset. Gavon’s Eve by E. F. Benson

Signing me to get off the man whom I was holding, toe bent down and looked at him. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Anthony Trollope But here is a young man seeking you whom we all like and approve. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

She then left the room to put her little Boy to bed, whom fatigue and sleep had compleatly overpowered. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

In Paradise Regained there are only two personages, both of whom are supernatural. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Walter Besant It is presumptuous to set up an opinion against a poet; but this is very certain, that there is one woman to whom all her consolation (besides the hope of the future) lies in the memory of the past. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Anthony Trollope With whom the idea first arose Lord Persiflage never knew. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arthur Machen There was no room for discussing the whereabouts of an obscure woman whom Islington knew no more. The Islington Mystery by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins When he speaks he has an odd habit of ducking his head suddenly, and looking at the person whom he addresses over his shoulder. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Arthur Machen I had met Smith, whom I knew slightly in town, in the street of Porth, just as I was setting out for one of my morning walks. Change by Arthur Machen

E. Phillips Oppenheim The Eleanor whom I knew and loved was something better than a heartless jilt. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

James Anthony Froude Christiana and her children are tolerated for the pilgrim’s sake to whom they belong. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

But now that Mr. Forster, to whom the education of the country owes so much, has announced his conversion to the right faith, I begin to hope that, sooner or later, things will mend. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

George Meredith In the days of their youth, Van Diemen had been Tinman’s cordial spirit, at whom he sipped for cheerful visions of life, and a good honest glow of emotion now and then. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Isabella Bird The Sultan is to them a splendid myth, to whom they owe and are ready to pay a loyal allegiance. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell The few people whom I saw knew me only as Madame Voss; a widow much older than himself, whom Dr. Voss had secretly married. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Maria Edgeworth She could not believe that a being, whom she saw so full of life, could be immediately in danger of dying. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth The experience of my whole life leaves me only the deplorable conviction that it is impossible to do good, that it is vain to hope even for friendship from those whom we oblige. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

When the voices came under the window, and rose in full cadence, I went out on the balcony to see to whom they belonged. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

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

Lady Morgan Now this English General who murdered the Prince, was no other than the ancestor of my Lord, to whom these estates descended from father to son. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

He was a widowed boat-builder, whom blindness had overtaken years before in the full flush of business. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Whom should he ask to meet her? — whom would she have? ‘You are very good,’ she said, ‘but I have really no wish to be consulted. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Are you not that Jolanka Bardy whom they call ‘The Angel’? I knew you by your golden locks. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Henry David Thoreau He is the Great Western Pioneer whom the nations follow. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Virginia Woolf I need someone whose mind falls like a chopper on a block; to whom the pitch of absurdity is sublime, and a shoe-string adorable. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Jane Austen Neither wine nor conversation was any thing to him; and gladly did he move to those with whom he was always comfortable. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Anthony Trollope To whom should she go for succour? Though her ancestors had been so noble, she had no one near her to take up the cudgels on her behalf. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Victor Hugo Partially to adopt the manners of those upon whom we impose our laws is the habit of the conquering barbarian towards conquered civilization. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Often our young women, those to whom motherhood had not yet come, would voluntarily defer it. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

I will not say, ex hoc disce omnes; but it really appears to be the case, that these works are not studied by those for whom they are written — not studied, at all events, to advantage. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Olaf Stapledon We have stood around the cross and heard him cry out on the God whom he had misconceived. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Jeremy Bentham When there is any assignable individual to whom an offence is detrimental, that person may either be a person other than the offender, or the offender himself. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Andrew Lang So I will do her bidding, and seek out her native town and the man for whom the message was given. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli He in whom I alone confide would never credit this; but my information, in this respect, was authentic. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Anthony Trollope If he should refuse it, all those whom he loved would in truth suffer great privation; and that privation would not be rendered more endurable by the knowledge that such an offer had been refused. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

That week we dined in Upper Brook Street. Miss Deveen, Mr. Brandon, the new Rector, and I; and two strange ladies whom we did not previously know. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

James Joyce Two deeds are rank in that ghost’s mind: a broken vow and the dullbrained yokel on whom her favour has declined, deceased husband’s brother. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Gissing Her life was not favourable to a recovery of healthy tone, for she had no friends with whom to seek distractions. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson These were occupied by a young man and a boy, neither of whom rose at their entrance. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Among other threatening communications were those from a firm of tailors to whom he owed nearly �200, a Bond Street jeweller who claimed �412 and a bookmaker who was demanding more than �3,000. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

His first patron was Lord Liverpool, to whom he became private secretary in the following year. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

It was neither she nor the sick whom Betty and her friends first saw. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

M. P. Shiel For Mr. Arnold might just as well have said: ‘Drink nothing but mountain-lymph,’ to a people upon whom the gin-shop presses omnipresent from birth, for all the world like a law of nature. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

H. Rider Haggard Therefore in this, the hour of the trial of the gods whom they had set up, all that company watched the mountain peak as they had never watched before, to see if it should show white or red. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Guy de Maupassan I beheld one of my old friends, Henri Sidoine, whom I had not seen for ten years. Discovery by Guy de Maupassan