Phrases with "word"

The girl seemed to care, and if she did — if this thing was to be-he would never say another word against it. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

H. G. Wells I couldn’t even pledge her to write to me, and when she did it was a brief, enigmatical, friendly letter with not a word of the reality between us. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

George Meredith In sympathy with current conversation, he said a word for the railways: they would certainly make the flesh of swine cheaper, bring a heap of hams into the market. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Henry James Upon my word I don’t think I was ever treated so by a woman before. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Oh yes, there always will be, when a house is left so; foolish folk will always be talkin’; but I hadn’t heard a word about it this twenty year. Dickon the Devil by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anna Katherine Green There is still a word I have to say that will make things a little more even between us. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

R. D. Blackmore Yet so it was; and by gently raising the movable iron frame at the top, a well-disposed person might hear every word that was spoken in the snug recess below. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Wilkie Collins I have a word to say to my niece (in your presence, if you like); and I have another word to say to you afterward — without presuming to disturb your guests. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The word tiff in connection with her tale had a peculiar savour, a paralysing effect. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

He did not hesitate like those who are afraid of misplacing a word of the romance they are substituting for the truth. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

The word set his mind digging into memories which had been heavily overlaid. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Henry Handel Richardson At the first corner, Maurice whispered a word to Dove, and, unnoticed by the rest, slipped away. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith And to name the word wife for Thomas Rowsley, Earl of Ormont, put up the porcupine quills she bristled with at the survey of a sex thirsting, and likely to continue thirsting, for such honour. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Anthony Trollope The word politician has come to bear the meaning of political adventurer and almost of political blackleg. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing The word “love” is a weariness to me. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The big fellow, who was known among his mates as Black Michael, tried his leg gingerly, and, finding that it bore his weight, turned to Clayton with a word of gruff thanks. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Then, I don’t think any of us said a word for the whole hour until the music stopped. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Why did you use that word “trust” only once, Guy?’ ‘I did not want to lose the three — faith, hope, lovefaith keeping the other two alive. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Wilkie Collins Leave Time to edge her gently nearer and nearer to the husband who is waiting for her — and take my word for it, Time will have her ready when the settlements are ready. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

And besides, the last word is not said — probably shall never be said. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The word had been given! His life was at my mercy; but mind, Margharita, I had no thought of taking it without giving him a fair chance. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Cecilie answered, “O nice créatúre, Thou saydest no word since thou spake to me, In which I knew not al thy great folie, And that thou were in every maner wise A silly officer, a vein justice. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

James Joyce Her image had passed into his soul for ever and no word had broken the holy silence of his ecstasy. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Virginia Woolf You cannot use a brand new word in an old language because of the very obvious yet mysterious fact that a word is not a single and separate entity, but part of other words. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Across the pause which God has set ‘twixt night and day came the first word of the robin. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope But I was not quite so certain that he might not have been a little — premature perhaps may be too strong a word — a little too assured in taking those facts as proved. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson That is to say: not a word of her narration was true, but every word of it might have been true. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

William Blades Whatever ignorance may have been displayed in the mutilation, quite another word should be applied to the disappearance. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

George Meredith She was a good woman, or she would have had her vengeance, and there was never a word against her. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Let him ring forth the word of truth. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Robert Green Ingersoll Never said a word to them; never told them how foolish it was to try and reach heaven that way. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

The latter, seeing she had been paid for them, was intending to work for the remaining hours of that day and then slip off without a word and never come back again. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

G. K. Chesterton As one who was inside all the councils, and was naturally prejudiced if anything on my brother’s side, I may testify that there was never a word of truth in this supposed division or desertion. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Jack London He had an encyclopaedic command of the field of knowledge, and by a word or a phrase, by delicate rapier thrusts, he punctured them. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

I had to put in a word for the old fellow, whose red tabs seemed suddenly to have grown dingy. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Gissing Or, would he — In a minute or two she ran downstairs to exchange a word with Mrs. Byass. On entering the kitchen she was surprised to see Bessie sitting idly by the fire. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope You know that I could live with all my life, and think you were perfect — as you are; but —’ ‘Has Mark said anything?’ ‘Not a word — not a ghost of a syllable. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Robert and Mary could not keep back their tears, and Paganel had not a word of hope or comfort to give them. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

This is the last word and the only seriously meant word of bourgeois Socialism. It is summed up in the phrase: the bourgeois is a bourgeois -- for the benefit of the working class. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Anthony Trollope And then the lawyer had written to Lady Lufton, as was indeed necessary; but unfortunately Lady Lufton had not hitherto heard a word of the matter. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel The word “jumpy” somewhat describes our panic. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Sarah Orne Jewett Shell-heap Island come to her from her father, and first thing folks knew she’d gone off out there to live, and left word she didn’t want no company. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Half an hour with the manager of Faith Brothers had had the effect of studding the sergeant’s habitual simplicity of word and phrase with amazing jewels of technicality. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

D. H. Lawrence The word goes lugubriously to my bowels. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

The situation was getting serious, so I spoke a word to Peter. The soldiers had their rifles loose in their hands, and before they could lift them we had the pair covered with our pistols. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassan Aunt Lison was called and read over word by word this paper that told of him. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Had he counselled Mr Moffat to way a word or two about the tides, his advice would not have been less to the purpose. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens As the door was not yet shut, I thought I would leave Herbert there for a moment, and run up stairs again to say a word to my guardian. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

A. E. W. Mason The girl, once remarkable for a quiet frankness of word and look, was declining into a creature of shifts and agitation. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Some critics complain of the extent to which Roman scenery and the artistic life in Rome have been introduced; but, to my mind, there is scarcely a word wasted in the two volumes. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

One word only had struck her while the woman was speaking. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

What would his word have been against Gisby’s dying declaration? You remember what a hubbub there was, sir — enough to frighten any man away, however innocent he might be. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

Walter Scott She continued to repeat the word cucking-stool, till the Fleming was out of hearing, and then became more specific in her objurgation. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Wilkie Collins From this point, with certain breaks and interruptions, my whole interest fixed breathlessly on the conversation, and I followed it word for word. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson The word knocked at my heart; but it was no time for weakness. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. F. Benson This time there was to be no question about getting a word in edgeways, for she began to talk before the door was fully open. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

On my word I don’t know how much there’s left on the dressing-table. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

The law says if you have a word at your command which can destroy this man, give utterance to it; and the law must be obeyed. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

I thought I knew the word he was going to say, and that word was ‘Guilty.’ Sure enough I didn’t hear anything more for a bit. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope And now I will venture to say a word or two as to American feeling respecting this English opinion at that period. North America by Anthony Trollope

He actually looked sheepish—yes, that was the only word for it! Also, he made rather a favour of staying. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

E. F. Benson Now you, Georgie.” “Foljambe knows,” said Georgie. “Then tell her not to say a word about it. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

E. F. Benson They gave no word in answer, but turned away from her crying and sobbing. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery by E. F. Benson

Rudyard Kipling Not a word of the song was lost, and the voice of the singer was the voice of Judson. ‘Last week down our alley came a toff. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Edith Wharton The pain, of course, lay for both in the implication behind her words — in the one word they left unspoken. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

We’ll go through it word by word and think what it all means. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Wilkie Collins My word in the prison was as good as his; and if my version of the story got fairly the start of his, I had the better chance of the two of being believed. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope Perhaps you will allow me to say a word in privacy to this unfortunate child. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

He had a message sent to the chiefs inviting them to an indaba, and presently word was brought back that an indaba was called for the next day at noon. Prester John by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins Your marriage with my niece depends on your not forgetting a word of what I am now going to tell you. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I give ye my word there’s nothing wrong up at the House. I’m on the side of the law, and when I tell ye the whole story ye’ll admit it. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Wilkie Collins Take my word for it, we shall wish ourselves back in our own latitudes before we are many days older. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I’ll tell you all about it soon, but meantime you must take my word for it. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Arthur Machen What did you say enabled you to identify the picture?” “This word —‘Helen’— was written on the back. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

George Eliot It is the old word — “necessity is laid upon me”. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

As there is no other single word for it, approach is made to serve, figuratively; and being graphic, it is not altogether objectionable. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Anthony Trollope I have never spoken a word to him;—in the way of what you mean. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

The word came forth with a majestic sonority; for her voice now — how changed from the silvery treble of her girlhood — was a contralto, full and strong. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Mr. Carlyle caught a word of the case presently. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Ford Madox Ford Nancy Rufford had to be exported to India, and Nancy Rufford hadn’t to hear a word of love from him. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

George Gissing He did not beg for sympathy, he spoke no word of self-justification. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope She had felt how much there was in the little word which she had spoken to her uncle. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot Thee must go an’ see thy brother, an’ bring me word what he’s a-doin’. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Wilkie Collins She had always had crazy notions of her own about her dignity, and that word “idiot” upset her in a moment. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

As soon as Jeanie got a word from Jim that he’d sailed and was clear of Australia, she’d write up to Aileen, who was to go down to Melbourne, and take mother with her. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Gissing It seemed to Harvey as though the word were new-minted, so full it sounded of dreadful meaning. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

H. G. Wells Then at a word of command they dispersed to their posts. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Wilkie Collins At that horrid moment, not a word would pass my lips. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gissing I do love you, Nancy. I couldn’t unsay a word I said to you—I don’t wish anything undone. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Arnold Bennett Edwin was too proud to tell Ingpen that he had not said a word to Hilda, and Ingpen was too proud to tell Edwin that he assumed as much. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Isabella Bird A buyer wanting such things must send word privately, and have them brought to his house. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Ivan Turgenev But for God’s sake, in your answer not a word — do you hear? — not a word of sympathy, or I’ll never write to you again. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Maria Edgeworth The first thing that struck their eyes was the word tyrant frequently repeated, as if by some one who had been practising to write different hands. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

Ralph Waldo Emerson Every word was true, and woke the nations to new life. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

And he was so far softened by my gratitude as to add a word of praise on the American method of lacing sails. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

It was my word against his, you see, and naturally I went to the wall. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

George Meredith It was a legacy to me, by word of mouth, from a seaman of a ship I sailed in, who thought I had done him a service; and he died after all. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

He had gone begging for a word on Poland to many influential people, and they had one and all told him that they were going to do no such thing. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

I have only a word to say to my judges. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

And yet he never had a word of complaint. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

We began to read Heine together when my vocabulary had to be dug almost word by word out of the dictionary, for the bookbinder’s English was rather scanty at the best, and was not literary. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

William Morris So be merry now, and go fetch thy father and thy mother, and rejoice their hearts that thou hast been even better than thy word to them. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Wilkie Collins Her presence cannot possibly be necessary; and a word from me, to that effect, would relieve both Mrs. Merridew and myself of a very unpleasant responsibility. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Rudyard Kipling Never a word will I say to anyone till I see it in print. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

John Galsworthy I’ve brought you this,” and he placed the settlement on the tea-table, “it’s all right — you won’t understand a word of it. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

He was to halt in a wood outside the town and remain concealed there until he received the word to advance. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Walter Scott There was no word of ancient enmity or of former wars, no mention of Bohemond as the ancient usurper of Antioch, and the encroacher upon the empire. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

The word Persimmons had taken him back to the previous day’s visit to Mornington; and he was asking himself whether this was the voice that had been offering advice on how to train children. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Anthony Trollope Charley had sworn to love her, and she had sworn to love Charley; and to give her her due, she had kept her word to him. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope His father had not uttered a word of welcome. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett And here was exposed the secret and the result of his chumminess with Johnnie Orgreave. Yet the boy had never said a word to Edwin in explanation of that chumminess; nor had Johnnie himself. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

After all, what justification is there for a word which is simply the opposite of some other word? A word contains its opposite in itself. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling They were but waiting a word from the Mayor to fire on him, as they do sometimes at a bull who leaps the barrier among the spectators. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

It is impossible to describe the care of these poor mortals to avoid every word that might appear like an allusion to the former condition of their patron. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

I took it once years ago, but I don’t remember a word of it. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Anthony Trollope No one could say a word against her. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

It had ceased to be funny; that hostile word “jailer” had given the situation an air of reality. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope He had spoken no word of love to her; but yet she felt, when he was gone, that her case was not as hopeless now as it had seemed to be that morning. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Arthur Conan Doyle I wish to have a word with them first. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Anthony Trollope At last Mr Slow got up from his chair, and spoke as follows: “Mr Ball, I hope you will excuse me; but I have a word or two to say to Miss Mackenzie, which I had rather say to her alone. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Thomas Hardy And then, take my word for it, I nearly killed her. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell Her last look was a smile; her last word a blessing. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Wilkie Collins It’s just the same in London. Every parish church there has got its vestry-clerk — and you may take my word for it he’s sure to be a lawyer. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope The girls had known that it was so, but neither of them had said a word to rebuke him. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing Never had it been his lot to exchange a word with an educated woman — save in the office on rare occasions. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins First, to distrust every word Mrs. Lecount says to you. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

W. H. Hudson Kakué, he also informed me, was the ancient name of the country, but the word was misspelt Jujuy by the early explorers, and this corrupted name was eventually retained. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

No word was needed to reconcile these two. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Anthony Trollope He will be so placed under the meridian sun that no word spoken or deed done by him shall be hidden. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing Though speaking in private, she did not say a word that could truly offend me. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells There was the train, a kind of black lumpiness in the general night; in a word or so he made it look like the dead body of his nice cut-and-dried civilisation. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The word “mother,” pronounced by him with feverish emphasis, and that clasp of the hand so new and strange, moved her. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The temper of the council was very unforgiving, and the old man’s word would have been decisive; but it is my opinion that, well aware of his son’s fiery courage, he dared not pronounce the word. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The note was sent to William. The man who wrote it could not have taken it; otherwise, of course, he might have delivered his own message by word of mouth. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Say to her: ‘Peace or war! My word as a gentleman never to say anything of you, never to do anything against you; on your side, a solemn oath to remain neutral with respect to me. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Robert Green Ingersoll Of course he never wrote a word of it. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

G. K. Chesterton The word “looser” will not be found unfair if we remember how Swinburne and all the wildest friends of the Rossettis carried this movement forward. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Richard Burton After a few months’ peace, a glance or a word will draw blood, for these hates are old growths, and new dissensions easily shoot up from them. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

What was Ida to do with her guest, unless he kept his word and stayed in the orchard? ‘Shall I send you out the newspapers, or any refreshment?’ she asked. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I have promised to marry Henry Clavering today, and I am going to keep my word — if I don’t love him,” she added with bitter emphasis. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens And a word in your ear, my precious. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Sinclair Lewis To Pickerbaugh the existence of “variables,” a word which Martin now used as irritatingly as once he had used “control,” was without significance. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope He had sworn to love her, and had never even spoken a word of tenderness to another girl. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe It is unnecessary to say another word upon this topic. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Trollope Lady Anna did not hear a word that the young barrister said. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton And, no, of course not, darling; I wouldn’t think of saying a word to Jim. But your father — surely I may speak to your father?” Nona hesitated. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Virginia Woolf It would have been impossible to talk quite easily of anything that came into their heads, and to say the word prostitute as simply as any other word. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Sinclair Lewis Humiliation! That’s a word you white people ought to know about! “Especially we who look white get humiliated here. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Without a word he pointed to the door of the inner room. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

A kind fate had led him that way, for as he sauntered past them he heard the word “Kangaroos” several times repeated. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Lady Maulevrier uttered no word of reproach. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Rafael Sabatini She trusted him; she depended upon his word and that rare strength of his which rendered possible to him a course that no weaker man would dare pursue. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Down in the street the wind flapped the torn poster to and fro, and the word INGSOC fitfully appeared and vanished. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins If I find myself well received, I shall put in a word for the manse, which is almost in as deplorable a condition as the church. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Rosina alone faced her uncle at breakfast, and, beyond the customary morning greeting, no word was spoken between the two until the school bell began to ring harshly at nine o’clock. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Edith Wharton And my mother — and my grandfather? I want to say a word to them — I must make Paul’s excuses!” “Grandfather’s taking his nap. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

But after the Onomatopoeia let us examine other Tropes. Catechresis, which changes a word from a customary signification to another not recognized. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

But he had let her leave him without a word after her confession. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

H. G. Wells There was the question of God. Some of them had no word or phrase about the framework of life. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

In the great good nature of the whole party, no word of reproach had been addressed to Hadden, the author of these disasters. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

The word was upon every body’s tongue. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Draw up your chair by my side and read this word by word with me. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Henry Fielding As soon as the great man had pocketed the cash, he shook Booth by the hand, and told him he would be sure to slip no opportunity of serving him, and would send him word as soon as any offered. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope Indeed, he repeats the same lecture over and over again, I am told, without the change of a word or of an action. North America by Anthony Trollope

I must first say a word about myself. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Ossipon after waiting for something, word or sign, that did not come, made an effort to assume a sort of indifference. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Guy de Maupassant You must also remember that the idiot threw himself upon me like a madman, without saying a word and looking like a lunatic. That Pig of a Morin (Ce cochon de Morin) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

She put so much meaning into the word “human” that he laughed and kissed her. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Edith Wharton The extent to which Amherst’s fate was involved in hers had become clear to her with his first word of reassurance, of faith in her motive. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

M. P. Shiel Down here not a soul knew a word about anything, till they saw it in the papers. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Wilkie Collins Sir Joseph — with a certain simple dignity which had its effect on both of them — declined to hear a word on either side. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Henry James She had not looked again at the incriminating piece, but there was a marvel to her friend in the way the little word representing it seemed to express and include for her the whole of her situation. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Chanlouineau had given her a word, the same which he had used; and this word was a key which would unlock the most firmly and obstinately locked doors. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Jane Austen You wrote me word of it three months ago. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

But I don’t believe there’s a word of truth in it. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Well, Realism isn’t the last word of human wisdom. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Meredith In some cases, it is considered a compliment; and often a word will soothe it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

I understood not a word of what was said, except the reference to the Inquisition. I seized on that last word — I grasped, in my despair, at the heart of father and child. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

A word formerly much used by the Paphlagonians, the meaning of which is lost. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Maria Edgeworth Forester saw nothing else in the room, and it was in vain that both the old woman and her grand-daughter talked to him at once; he heard not a word that was said to him. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy She might have used the word improperly, and meant ‘admirer’ all the time. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

At a word from the latter, the soldiers closed upon me. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Her expectation of clearing her brother at a word had left her, and with it the excitation of hope. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope When the duke had taken his modicum, he rose up and silently retired, saying no word and making no sign. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Robert Green Ingersoll Now how will I do it? In the first place, not one word is said about belief in Matthew. In the next place, not one word is said about belief in Mark, until I come to that verse. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Wilkie Collins I waited in unutterable expectation for the word that was to be spoken, for the movement that was to come. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anthony Trollope That is to say — upon my word I don’t know. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Lucy Maud Montgomery He never said a word to Mrs. Allan, but that perhaps was not to be expected. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

I’ve had a word wi’ Davie — for I tak’ the liberty to ca’ him Davie as if he were my ain son — and as in duty bound I’ve set forth the difficulties. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

And now a word as to the déjeuner itself. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

M. P. Shiel Not a word of the murmuring could he make out, but there he remained, smiling over a viper’s-nest of emotions. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle Pa thought I had a decline and took me to half the doctors in ‘Frisco. Not a word of news came for a year and more, so that I never doubted that Frank was really dead. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Gissing No word had fallen from her which threw light upon her present circumstances, and he feared to ask any direct question. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Wilkie Collins Without waiting to know whether she was excused or not, without stopping to hear a word more, she left the summer-house. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Sir Walter Scott But for the rest — why, if I thought the trade would not suffer, I would soon rid you of the younker, if you send me word when he’s under embargo. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

There had been a time—before the return of Launcelot Darrell—when a word of praise, an expression of friendliness or regard from Gilbert Monckton, had been very precious to her. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Sir Walter Scott At this instant, Sir Duncan Campbell gave the word to charge, and thus unexpectedly made the attack at the very moment he seemed about to receive it. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Rudyard Kipling See you not now, O fools? A kick for a horse, but a word is enough for a man. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

He stared at her, and uttered no word of answer, of understanding, in response to her strange speech. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

The major says not a word one way or the other. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]