Phrases with "windows"

Lights could still be seen streaming through the dining-room windows of Helene’s lodging. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Edith Wharton She regretted that her one short visit to England had taken her so little out of London — that her acquaintance with the landscape had been formed chiefly through the windows of a railway carriage. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

William Makepeace Thackeray There are shops with no customers seemingly, and the lazy tradesmen look out of their little windows at the single stranger sauntering by. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

The windows are all secured with outside shutters, that seem as solid as if they were made of iron, and the doors don’t yield the twentieth part of an inch. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells The windows were fortified against the intrusive eye by cheap lace curtains and an “art pot” upon an unstable octagonal table. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Arthur Morrison The windows were crusted thick with dirt — all except the bottom window of the house nearer the bank, which was fairly clean, and seemed to have been quite lately washed. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Virginia Woolf No country, no garden, no house ever compared with the Fells and the horse-shoe lawn and the room with three windows looking over the lake to the mountains. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Thomas Hughes There was no flag flying on the round tower! the School-house windows were all shuttered up: and when the flag went up again, and the shutters came down, it would be to welcome a stranger. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

He locked the doors and windows and went to his room and lay down on his bed. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Willa Cather He would leave them just outside one of the French windows of her bedroom. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Henry James It must be added that he had to Nick’s perception his variations — his back windows opening into grounds more private. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry Handel Richardson A small cutting, in the end wall, as well as all the windows of the house, looked to the town and the row of yellow cliffs beyond. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim The windows are brilliantly lit, and the organ is pealing. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Sinclair Lewis It was a long room with meager windows and a fireplace bricked-up years ago. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H.P. Lovecraft These we placed in the cellar during the day, screening the windows with paper and planning to return in the evening for our first vigil. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

H.P. Lovecraft The windows were glazed, and latticed with stout-looking bars. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

H.P. Lovecraft That across the alley, where the other archway yawned, was a decrepit cylinder with no windows and with a curious bulge about ten feet above the aperture. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

A. E. W. Mason For as he approached, the music of a violin floated towards him from the windows like a welcome. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

This brought the play on to Act II, which consisted mainly of situations arising out of the indiscriminate use of doors and windows for entrances and exits. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

As there was no other accessible entrance to the front barn, and the windows were ever so many yards from the ground, they felt that it must be, as the man said, a “moral impossibility. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

Their nearest way led past the Vicarage. Mr. Grame saw them from its windows and came running out. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

A moment later he was passing before the windows on his way to the lodge-gates. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Isabella Bird The walls and gateway are crumbling, the courtyard is in heaps, the glass windows of the façade and towers are much broken, the plaster is mangy — a complete disappointment. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was because Lord Coombe would probably come in with the rest that Dowson had set the low, white table in the round windows and suggested the pothooks. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Broken windows and walls full of holes characterize all the streets in that direction, yet there is less real damage done than might have been expected, after such a furious firing and cannonading. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Meredith Then, the atmosphere becoming loaded with offence to his morbid sense of smell, he wanted the windows down; and again they assented. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Frances Hodgson Burnett A library in Dresden blue and white, and with peculiarly pretty windows struck the last note of cosiness. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

We loitered casually down the street, marked the doorway we were to enter—it was a laundry—and then strolled back again, keeping an eye on all the windows and cafes. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Happily, the architect had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

H.P. Lovecraft I told him why the boy had gone to that shunned, deserted house, and remarked that he ought to be interested, since he believed that windows retained latent images of those who had sat at them. The Unnamable by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

There he found great life and gaiety, windows lighted up, and animation everywhere. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Willa Cather She hung her dresses on the door under a sheet, used the washstand for a dresser, slept on a cot, and opened both the windows when she practiced. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

H.P. Lovecraft About me in my exhaustion I could see only strange walls and windows and old gambrel roofs. He by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

If you fail — if you procrastinate — see me for the last time as I pass your windows to the guillotine!” “Her trial will give proof against you,” said the stranger. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The evening, notwithstanding Ellen’s remark concerning the chillness of the breeze, was almost sultry; and the windows of the apartment were thrown open. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Henry Kingsley A nobleman of the nineteenth century, stricken in years, finds it difficult to accommodate himself in a house the windows ‘ of which are calculated to resist arrows. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Guy de Maupassan Du Roy led his wife to the shop into the windows of which he had so often gazed at the coveted chronometer. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing The windows behind his back were broken and a couple of heavy missiles thundered near him upon the floor—stones they proved to be. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

R. D. Blackmore Tommy, you may have the other side; never mind the coal, my boy; there is a coal-wharf quite close to my windows at home. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

H. G. Wells My! How nice the house do look, to be sure, against the starlight, and with all its windows and lights! Swopme, Jim, I almost wish I was a painter-chap. The Hammerpond Park Burglary by H. G. Wells [1894]

G. K. Chesterton But I am not so sure about Mr. Sacheverall Sitwell. We have reached a time when the curved windows and canopied porticoes of that house have begun to take on something of a dreamy glamour of distance. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

The windows of the drawing-room, and music-room, and ballroom opened on to this terrace, and the royal wing — the tower-shaped wing now devoted to Lady Lesbia, looked upon the terrace and the river. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H.P. Lovecraft And he perceived that there was no door on this landward end, but only a couple of small lattice windows with dingy bull’s-eye panes leaded in seventeenth century fashion. The Strange High House in the Mist by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald All this took place seven years before Anthony sat by the front windows of his apartment and listened to the chimes of St. Anne’s. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell Molly turned along the little flag-paved path that led past the library windows to the gate in the white railings at the front of the house, and went in at the opened doors. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I had four windows here, but I bricked up two. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

It was this long passage with its interminable row of low latticed windows that Lord Newhaven was turning into a depository for the old English weapons which he was slowly collecting. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Algernon Blackwood The windows were both closed and a brisk fire burned in the grate. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anna Katherine Green Suddenly in one of the uncurtained windows a face appeared. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Victor Hugo The windows were alive with spectators, the balcony was crammed. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

John Galsworthy He had not passed four windows before he saw his quarry. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells My! how nice the house do look, to be sure, against the starlight, and with all its windows and lights! Swopme, Jim, I almost wish I was a painter-chap. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Charles Dickens There were at least a score of windows in its high roof alone; how many in its grotesque front, I soon gave up counting. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Meredith Luigi squatted on his haunches beside the doorstep, a little under one of the lower windows of Rocco Ricci’s house. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Jules Verne Through the open windows in the saloon I saw large fish terrified, passing like phantoms in the water. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Sir Walter Scott All was in confusion; the women shrieked and hurried in consternation to the front windows of the house, from which they could see a small party of horsemen, of whom two only seemed soldiers. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Wilkie Collins It was protected, like all the other windows in the cottage, by iron bars. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Charles Dickens But the windows of the house of Memory, and the windows of the house of Mercy, are not so easily closed as windows of glass and wood. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Algernon Blackwood Our windows faced the east; a flush of delicate light was in the sky; and, between me and this sky, something moved very softly and came close. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

The iron gate was locked and the windows barred, when suddenly the sound of demoniac cries roused the slumberers from their dreams. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

He had risen from the table, and was walking slowly up and down the room, between the windows opening wide upon the gray evening sky, and the warm lamplight within. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Arnold Bennett There was no sign of the Five Towns Chronicle in the bare windows of the second storey. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Gethryn leaned out and gazed down at the lighted windows under his. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

The windows were fine and high, with a great view over the Lake and Scafell, and the Gavel grouped handsomely at the end of it. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

They were quite by themselves now and out of view of all the windows of the house. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

The windows are mere holes in the mats to admit light, and the doors are cut with a Mpáno (adze) from a single tree trunk, which would be wilful waste if timber were ever wanting. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H.P. Lovecraft We met no person, and as time passed the lighted windows became fewer and fewer. He by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

There is a red glow reflected on the barrack windows . Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

H.P. Lovecraft By this time the restoration of the house was finished, and those who watched it wondered why one of the upper windows had been made into a solid plank door. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Thomas Wolfe Between the bed and the windows there was a small drawing-table. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Gertrude Stein The part of the house which has windows back and front is cooler. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Charles Dickens Sometimes, the commanding windows are all blank, and show no more sign of life than the graves below — not so much, for THEY tell of what once upon a time was life undoubtedly. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sinclair Lewis There are surly, prison-barred windows on the ground floor, but on the four floors above, elegant Gothic windows with stone tracery. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett She could not see the people at these neighbouring windows without showing her own head, and this she would not do. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The door is a stout one, and the windows are exceptionally well barred. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had been too befuddled to open the windows and the air was stale and thick with whiskey. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Victor Hugo The windows of the ground floor made boxes, the pavement of the court the pit, and the balcony the gallery. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope I don’t doubt but that there’s a policeman about waiting till I leave this house; or looking at me now with a magnifying glass from the windows at the other side. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Lavinia added four windows and a chimney-stack, and considered the effect. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

She walked to and fro, to and fro, while the fire faded out and the pale windows darkened. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Edith Wharton The blinds were drawn, and only a faint translucence marked the windows and the transom above the door. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

H.P. Lovecraft When the current blazed on again there had been a shocking commotion in the tower, for even the feeble light trickling through the grime-blackened, louvre-boarded windows was too much for the thing. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Willa Cather The windows had no blinds, but flimsy cretonne curtains tied back, — not really tied, but caught back over nails driven into the sill. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When they were installed on the ground floor she walked into the glare of the French windows and out a few steps onto the stone veranda that ran the length of the hotel. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edward Bellamy From the black doorways and windows of the rookeries on every side came gusts of fetid air. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Ford Madox Ford And we went through chapels, and music rooms, right up immensely high in the air to a large old chamber, full of presses, with heavily-shuttered windows all round. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anatole France I looked through the grille and saw windows hidden in rose-bushes in the rear of a yard, behind a tree, and I said: ‘It is there!’ I never have been so moved. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

H. G. Wells Its light came glaring in through vast windows and arches and showed Graham that he was now one of a dense mass of flying black figures pressed back across the lower area of the great theatre. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Sinclair Lewis But — where? He had just realized that from the corridor he couldn’t tell how many outside windows each office had. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

The large old-fashioned windows were wide open, and I looked straight out upon the harbour, filled with holiday yachts, and the wonderful azure sea. White Magic by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray One day she tossed up her head as she passed under our windows with a look of scorn that drove Miss Clapperclaw back to the fireplace again. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Willa Cather That room ran the depth of the house, its front windows, heavily curtained, on Charles Street, its back windows looking down on a deep garden. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Arthur Conan Doyle Lights shone in all the windows opposite, chains rattled, bars were unshot, doors opened, and out rushed friends to the rescue. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

The German windows are all glass, and movable, and shine far and near like diamonds. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Virginia Woolf He was somewhere in Oxford Street; the pavement was crowded with people; jostling each other; swarming round the plate-glass windows which were still lit up. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Thomas Hardy Even after that time any mental agony brought less vividly to Cytherea’s mind the scene from the Town Hall windows than sunlight streaming in shaft-like lines. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

The windows here have eyes, the walls have ears. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing Of course the windows must be seen to. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

Isabella Bird It is an imposing quadrangle with blank walls, towers with windows at the corners, and a very large balakhana over the entrance. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Herman Melville The further extremity of the cuddy, overhanging the ship’s stern, was pierced with three openings, windows or port-holes, according as men or cannon might peer, socially or unsocially, out of them. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Henry James But Catherine’s is behind; two noble windows on the second floor. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Nellie Bly Every door is locked separately and the windows are heavily barred, so that escape is impossible. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

D. H. Lawrence The gipsy clawed his way up this terrace to the dry level of the path, dragging her after him, and sprang with her past the windows to the porch steps. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne She defended herself like a true heroine with a revolver, which she shot through the broken windows whenever a savage made his appearance. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Both windows of the bedroom were wide open, and in the depths below the house, which was perched on the very summit of the hill, lay Paris, rolling away in a mighty flat expanse. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Otherwise! That meant a building like a meat-safe, fretted with windows until the walls were practically non-existent. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

The sleeping apartments have no windows, and are dark and cool, while the drawing-rooms have large windows down to the floor, with green shutters kept closed till the evening. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

It was in the wing of one of the Grand Ducal palaces, fronting the Park. The windows were dark, the door locked. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Arthur Machen We went on our way by the river, and passed under Kemeys, a noble grey old house, with mullioned windows and Elizabethan chimneys. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Firelight and flowers; and outside the deep slits of windows hung the blue curtain of the night. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

It’s pretty tidy, isn’t it? And I wanted to clean the windows as well, but my legs failed me. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

D.H. Lawrence Like neighbours leaning from opposite windows of an overhanging street, the headlands were occupied one with another. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

My first childish impression of London was not of a city of people, but of a city of lamps and the lit windows of shops. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

The French windows opened into the conservatory, now denuded of its flowers, and stepping into this Jennings found that the glass roof was entirely closed, save for a space for ventilation. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Drawing up to this modest dwelling, Colonel Demarion saw through its uncurtained windows that there was no lack of company within. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing Sidney turned away and began to walk up and down the shadowed side of the street; there was no breath of air stirring, and from the open windows radiated stuffy odours. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. G. Wells Most of the cottages had casement windows with diamond panes, and the streets were cobbled and very up-and-down hill. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Henry James It was a very little hotel and of a very slight and loose construction; the tread of a tall Mississippian made the staircase groan and the windows rattle in their frames. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Willa Cather Lights were shining from the upstairs rooms on the hill, and through the open windows sounded the singing snarl of a phonograph. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Wide windows opening on a lawn. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Her eyes dwelt affectionately on Green Gables, peering through its network of trees and reflecting the sunlight back from its windows in several little coruscations of glory. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Arnold Bennett The windows were now occupied by groups turned to stone with distended eyes fixed on the little procession. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Out of one of the upper windows a garment was hanging to dry, and it flapped humorously in the moonlight. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The lights blazed from many windows on the ground floor, but all the upper windows were in darkness. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Edith Wharton The windows stood open, admitting the soft September air. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

M. P. Shiel What a darling thing is marriage, after all! Those windows were to me the windows of the seventh heaven, from which I was shut out in hell. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Edith Wharton Coffee and toast, bacon and jam, invited them to a table near the fire, and they feasted there in the early sunshine streaming through low windows hung with roses. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Bram Stoker In no place save from the windows in the castle walls is there an available exit. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Sinclair Lewis He closed the windows with a bang and plumped back into bed till the room should be warm. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

John Lewis Burckhard It had been better built than the town above de­scribed, and contained one very good building of hewn stone, with two stories, each having five oblong windows in front. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Guy de Maupassant I saw him sitting down every day at two o’clock under the windows of the hotel, facing the tranquil sea on an open-air bench. Beside a Dead Man (Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse) (Auprès d'un Mort) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Mrs. Monckton paused amongst the evergreens that grew near the house, sheltering and darkening the windows with their thick luxuriance. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Washington Irving The light struggles dimly through windows darkened by dust. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Arthur Conan Doyle They each led into an empty room, dusty and cheerless, with two windows in the one and one in the other, so thick with dirt that the evening light glimmered dimly through them. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

The night was oppressively hot — an August rather than a September night; and, before beginning his work, Sir Oswald flung open one of the broad windows leading out upon the terrace. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

There were no windows whatever, and only one or two slight crevices through which the light came. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Then he proceeded to a little inn, where he hired a room with windows that looked out on the high-road. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser Its windows were of huge plate glass. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Her zeal made the hot water she brought for the baths really hot, “Caliente, caliente,” and her voice would have quieted the street under our windows if music could have soothed it. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

George Gissing As he looked up at the lighted windows in the back of the house, he thought of Pennyloaf, who by this time most likely knew his danger. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

It had large French windows that opened right to the ground and led into the garden at the back. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch They are all alike; each, built of cob, circular, whitewashed, having pointed windows and a conical roof of thatch with a wooden cross on the apex. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Many windows opened on the patio. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Fill your glass, man! The windows are all shuttered, the door is locked and bolted. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Virginia Woolf There, windows were lit by our lamps for a second; the light is out now. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Miles Franklin We were forced to keep the doors and windows closed on account of the wind and dust. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

When Annette first passed through that gateway, the beautiful dim old building with its latticed windows peered at her through a network of apple blossom. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Anna Katherine Green He had but to step outside, walk the length of the platform where the loading of shipments was going on, and look in at one of the great windows at the further end. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

The cottages, of the rough stone of the country, were little better than hovels; slates were torn off, windows broken. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

A. E. W. Mason One imagined the room slipping away into darkness, and the windows continually looming into a greater importance, and the dog by his side and no one else, right to the very end. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Virginia Woolf The rain swished with it, and immediately there were all those sounds of windows being shut and doors slamming violently which accompany a storm. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald After dark on Saturday night one could stand on the first tee of the golf-course and see the country-club windows as a yellow expanse over a very black and wavy ocean. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope The windows of the Hradschin look out, as we are told, from a thousand. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October, who ever could clutch it? Go forth to find it, and it is gone: ‘t is only a mirage as you look from the windows of diligence. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

The windows of their rooms had white lace curtains and pot plants; the other windows stared blankly in long rows out on the green. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Guy de Maupassant The passengers gazed through the windows at the ravaged fields and burnt hamlets. A Duel (Un Duel) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Wilkie Collins By the last rays of the setting sun I looked at the familiar row of windows in front, and saw that the shutters were all closed. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

H.P. Lovecraft The windows were of bull’s-eye pattern, and the black oak beams bespoke unbelievable antiquity. The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

It was a dull November day, and the windows were heavily curtained, so that the room was very dark. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

After three races in succession he had gone up to draw money from the paying-out windows of the totalisator. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

The windows on this side were all dark. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard It is within the precincts of these walls that the Aga resides, and the ships generally anchor just under the windows of his house. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne However, they were hoping that Granite House would be spared, thanks to Harding’s precaution of concealing the windows when a shot, piercing the door, penetrated into the passage. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle Our inroad had the effect of checking the riot, but it simply did so by turning the fury of the zealots from the walls and windows to ourselves. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

The windows were already shuttered-up and barred on the inside. A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards

Maria Edgeworth The windows were, notwithstanding, demolished with a terrible crash, and the crowd, then alarmed at the mischief they had done, began to disperse. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Three windows in the Boeuf Couronne were shattered. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang The wooden shutters over the windows were not shut at the top, and he could just see into the room. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mary Webb The wide plain that lay before the Undern windows was shrouded in rain — not falling, but driving. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

John Galsworthy They were standing in one of the long French windows overlooking the river. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

But the place was fresh and clean, with the windows wide open, and, though I could not have given my reasons, I was convinced that drugs or drink had nothing to do with the sickness. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Virginia Woolf The windows of the building, curved like ships’ windows among generous waves of red brick, changed from lemon to silver under the flight of the quick spring clouds. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Rudyard Kipling The windows — but the record has been made, and will be kept by better hands than mine. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Through an open door I saw the moonlight shining through the windows of a saloon in which some entertainment had recently taken place. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

No flag flew from its turrets, no smoke issued from its many chimneys, the few windows in the great black sides which rose above the streets were like blind eyes. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Entering the drawing-room, he proceeded to open those windows also. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Henry James It was better, too, when you got upstairs, and from the back windows you could see the dome of St Paul’s. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Under each row of windows was a vast vaulted tunnel, caged with iron bars, for all the world like beasts’ dens. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Two of the upstairs windows were open, but the mysterious tenant was not to be seen. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

Thomas Hardy The windows on all sides were long and many-mullioned; the roof lines broken up by dormer lights of the same pattern. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

H. G. Wells I had one of my windows out for comfort, and I sang out straight away on the spur of the moment. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

D. H. Lawrence The windows were dark and blank, already the place was frightening. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis I wish I was dead!” “Those, sir, are the windows of the apartment once occupied by Walter Pater,” said the cultured American after whom he was trailing. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Are all the windows shut, do you think?” “Of course they are,” growled the man. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

No lights anywhere and no windows that he could see! Then he turned the corner, and proceeded slowly down the other side. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Henry James He stood there a moment, looking at the light in Miss Birdseye’s windows and greatly minded to re-enter the house, now he might speak to the girl. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

H.P. Lovecraft Several windows were slammed down, and a fat woman darted into the street and pulled some small children inside a rickety, unpainted house. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Once, tramping across the lake long after midnight, I saw lights in the lake-front in windows which for ordinary were blank and shuttered. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Willa Cather The windows went almost down to the baseboard, like doors, and the closed green shutters let in streaks of sunlight that quivered on the polished floor and the silver things on the dresser. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

It was about twelve feet across, with unglazed windows which had been boarded up, and it had no furniture whatever. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

But by this time the house was fairly alight, flames coming out of all three first-floor windows and a light beginning to show in the windows of the floor above. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Thomas Hardy Knowing that immediate intelligence of the outburst would be brought to her by himself, she watched from the windows of the Great House each morning for a sight of his figure hastening down the glade. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

The front door was closed and the windows barred. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Edith Wharton The covering of the picture suggested that there might be cleaners or painters at work; but all the other windows were barred, and he heard no sounds within, and saw no one about. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell Phillis was carried down-stairs, and lay for hour after hour quite silent on the great sofa, drawn up under the windows of the house-place. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Arthur Conan Doyle Stephens was a man who, in the course of thirty years, had worked himself up from cleaning the firm’s windows to managing its business. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Algernon Blackwood Then, at the end of the room, where the windows seemed to have disappeared so that he saw the stars, there rose into view far up against the night sky, grand and terrible, the outline of a man. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Henry James Presently I saw the tall gentleman in the hat appear at one of the open windows of the salon and stand there with his hands in his pockets and his legs a little apart. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

A side aisle ran behind each row of pillars, and seven paintings on the western side faced seven spacious windows on the east. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

The ladies looking from Miss Carlyle’s windows saw what had happened, though they could not divine the cause. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]