Phrases with "worked"

In the midst stalked the King, his great limbs muffled, like Goldry’s, in a cloak: and it was of black silk lined with black bearskin, and ornamented with crabs worked in diamonds. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

She was a woman who had been used to seek the light by striving; she had hitherto literally worked to it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence One evening the girls had washed up the tea-cups in the kitchen, and March had put on her house-shoes, and taken up a roll of crochet-work, which she worked at slowly from time to time. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London There lay her sick husband; there she worked all day long; there she cooked, ate, washed, and slept; and there her husband and she performed all the functions of living and dying. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Olaf Stapledon Government psychologists had worked out a subtle technique of suggestion by reiterated symbolic appeals to suppressed motives. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens Stephen worked the next day, and the next, uncheered by a word from any one, and shunned in all his comings and goings as before. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs Mason worked away as hard as any of them; but she was older and tougher; and, besides, the gains were hers. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Through all the changes of his fortunes the powerful spirit of the man worked on undismayed. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

He did not rise as I entered — respectability has not yet worked such havoc with him as that. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

When now they sate in lofty honors and had enow of all, what gold-hued clothes their courtiers wore with precious stones well worked thereon! Thus did Siegelind, the noble queen, purvey them well. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

He walked about the room; he worked a little and walked, and walked a little and worked. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Anatole France In the harshness of light and shade that worked in his face, he had an air that suggested a solitary monk capable of accomplishing a century of penance. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Jack London They worked miracles to prove doctrine. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

John Galsworthy Don’t we GET anything for the old Forsytes? Ten of them — average age eighty-eight — I worked it out. To Let by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells I worked up to my present position. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

He, with his brother, Richard Marston, worked an adjoining claim to the Arizona Sluicing Company, with the respected shareholders of which they were on terms of intimacy. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Charles Dickens I made him — won him — bound him to me! We worked together, side by side. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Rudyard Kipling But it is a fact that, under certain circumstances, Thomas in bulk can be worked up into ditthering, rippling hysteria. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Jack London All worked well, but there came a time when he fastened the pine~knot insecurely. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell But don ye know Ben Davenport as worked at Carsons? He’s down wi’ the fever, and ne’er a stick o’ fire nor a cowd13 potato in the house. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Gertrude Stein He said he asked every one about Guano and they said he worked better than Belmonte. If so they are both of the school of Gallito, in the manner of Gallito who does continually what he does a little. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

H. G. Wells He worked with the lamp close to him, and the green shade threw a brilliant light upon his hands, and upon the frame and wheels, and left the rest of the room shadowy. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Gissing For all that, no man in London worked more continuously or with fiercer determination. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

The scheme had worked perfectly. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Henry Adams Never in the range of human possibilities had a Cameron believed in an Adams — or an Adams in a Cameron — but they had curiously enough, almost always worked together. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Champneis had almost certainly left England before Harmer had arrived, and Christine had not known Harmer until they worked together on these English pictures. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Jules Verne They worked as desperately as if they were contesting in a Royal yacht regatta. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Leslie Stephen Johnson, as we have seen, worked only under the pressure of circumstances; a very small proportion of his latter life was devoted to literary employment. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Richard Burton At Meccah it is worked into rosaries for the Hajis. In Europe, cabinet and ornamental work cause a considerable demand for it. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

He himself, as is well known, worked like a slave and believed in his work as few novelists have ever done. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Theodore Dreiser She worked about the room until Drouet put in appearance at five o’clock. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

But rains and sun had worked their will on the buckskin which had shrunk down my neck and up my arms. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

It is more as if the girls worked in a shop or a factory. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

William Henry Hudson The sun had set by this time, and the interior was growing darker by degrees; the fading light, however, seemed to make no difference to those who worked or read. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

I had a useful little electric torch, which lived in my pocket, and from which a cord led to a small bulb of light that worked with a switch and could be hung on my belt. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

At that moment Buckingham was throwing upon a couch a rich toilet robe, worked with gold, in order to put on a blue velvet doublet embroidered with pearls. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Rudyard Kipling Ya-as! ‘I took big chances, too, while those other three held on to her and I worked her up to full power. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

A pair of white gloves worked with silver thread, or a handsome ribbon for her hair secured her laughter and applause. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

The two women letter-carriers, who had more reason than he to complain, for his round was mostly by road and theirs were cross-country, worked quietly at their bench. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Oh, ho, ho! I wish it was, and my old head at rest, for I’m worked worse than a horse, and wore off my feet altogether. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope And I did my business after a fashion in which no other official man has worked at least for many years. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James It worked upon me awfully — I mean what you told me. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

H. G. Wells Nothing had been worked out hitherto. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

She worked several minutes; then the moon came out. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Gaston Leroux Suddenly, the trap-door was closed and so quickly that they did not even see the hand that worked it; and they remained quite dazed. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

It was notorious that servants did ascribe the very worst motives to those they worked for. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Anthony Trollope But though he worked as a member only in legal matters, of course he was always ready to support his party with his vote in all matters. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Saleh and another of his countryman who happened to be there, worked hard at this, while the rest of the party arranged the loads. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Henry Kingsley One, I am happy to say, was soldiering, at which he worked like a horse, and the other, I am very sorry to say, was gambling, at which he worked a great deal harder than he should. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Rudyard Kipling They woke to new and more trying labour; for over each one of those cracks a plate of three-quarter-inch boiler-iron was to be worked hot, the rivet-holes being drilled by hand. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

It was silly of him to get so worked up over a little slip. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

It is the way in which that argument is worked out and illustrated that is the thing. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Wilkie Collins You were, and you HAVE worked it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

She worked for her poor pensioners, and took the chief burden of the housekeeping off her mother’s hands. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Besides these very ornamental bags, others of quite simple workmanship are occasionally found, worked in outline with coloured silks. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

H. G. Wells I will not here detail how with the Outline, as with Anticipations, my sense of the importance of my subject grew as I worked upon it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Charles Dickens When I had worked my way so far, I worked yet harder, in the hope of ultimately getting a presentation to college and a fellowship. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

Henry James I know not whether Verena was provoked, but she answered with more spirit than sequence: “Well, you know you did pour contempt on us, ever so much; I could see how it worked Olive up. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

William Godwin His body was however transported to his native place; and miracles are reported to have been worked at his tomb. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Arnold Bennett It worked with the lightness of something unsubstantial. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The room in which he worked was fitted with iron shutters, and was guarded night and day. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

It must be confessed that pragmatism, worked in this humanistic way, is COMPATIBLE with solipsism. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Boris, who lived near by and had not to catch the last Metro home, worked from eight in the morning till two the next morning—eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

By degrees the conversation twisted off, as it always does, to things that happened B.C. Then it worked round to poetry. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

T. E. Lawrence While we worked a light engine came down the line from Deraa on patrol. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry James Romances are rarely worked out in such transcendent good faith, and Euphemia’s excuse was the prime purity of her moral vision. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

We worked pretty hard, but by virtue of our beer, our socialism and suchlike heterodoxy, held ourselves to be differentiated from the swatting reading man. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

She came to us penniless thirty years ago, and has worked for her bread ever since. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

The heavy forge-hammers, worked by water-power, stored in hammer-ponds, ceaselessly beating upon the iron, fill the neighbourhood round about, day and night, with continual noise. On the Magnet by William Gilber

G. K. Chesterton Then he went back into the room where he and his pupil had worked all day, or where he had worked to induce his pupil to consider the idea of working. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Thomas Hardy The mill still worked on, food being a perennial necessity; the abbey had perished, creeds being transient. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang They worked hard for many hours, and at length grew hungry, so the young woman was sent home to bring them food, and also to give the horses their dinner. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The groundwork on both sides and the back is worked in silver thread. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Henry James We’ve worked here as fast as we worked there, but I’m not settled yet: you’ll see in the rest of the house. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope But this edict soon fell to the ground, and Lily worked harder than either her mother or her sister. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

William Black Goldsmith, though he could turn out plenty of manufactured stuff for the booksellers, worked slowly at the special story or poem with which he meant to “strike for honest fame. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

It belonged to Queen Katherine Parr, and bears her arms with several quarterings — worked appliqué on rich blue purple velvet, and measures 7 by 6 inches. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Thomas Carlyle Not the general whole only; every compartment of it is worked out, with intense earnestness, into truth, into clear visuality. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

He worked faithfully enough in his enterprise, but sometimes he failed to seize occasions that in his younger days he would have turned to golden account. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing With nothing of her sisters’ superficial cleverness, with a mind that worked slowly, and a memory irretentive, she had a genuine desire to instruct herself, and that in a solid way. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Robert Green Ingersoll According to the ancient Christians God lived from all eternity, and never worked but six days in His whole life, and then had the impudence to tell us to be industrious. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jules Verne Long oars have no effect on a raft of such dimensions, even when worked with a hundred sturdy arms. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Robert Louis Stevenson Another green room, with shepherdesses in a trellised garden worked in gold and silk. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

I worked hard without a break until well into the afternoon, and then at 4 o’clock, beginning to feel hungry I knocked off to go and get something to eat. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Jules Verne Lifts went incessantly up and down, worked by powerful engines on the surface of the soil. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Bram Stoker Whether the runner was alone, or carried something much more weighty than itself, it worked equally well. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Arnold Bennett Thus worked the shuttles of her mind, with ruthless, insane insistence, until she knew not whether she was awake or asleep, and the very tissues of her physical brain seemed raw. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

James Anthony Froude His sins, whatever these were, had not injured his outward circumstances; it is clear that all along he worked skilfully and industriously at his tinkering business. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

D. H. Lawrence They worked on in silence for some time, Gudrun’s cheek was flushed with repressed emotion. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing There were sums worked on the uppermost side, and the pencil-marks were half obliterated. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

H. G. Wells But that was the way our minds worked in the ancient days. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

T. E. Lawrence Joyce worked for long beside me. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arnold Bennett Yes, a changed Osmond! He was still one of the most industrious professional men in Bursley; but he worked from habit, not from passion. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Wilkie Collins The vestry of Old Welmingham church was the starting-point from which my mind slowly worked its way back through all that I had heard Mrs. Catherick say, and through all I had seen Mrs. Catherick do. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle That great mind would have worked in any form which his age had favoured. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope Coal is dug even within the boundaries of the city, and iron mines are worked at a distance from it of a hundred miles. North America by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky At one time it was painstakingly worked over by my young assistants. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Charles Dickens All good ends can he worked out by good means. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Sometimes I worked there quite alone. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Arthur Machen Blacks, Stinks, Desolations, Poisons, Hell’s Nightmare generally have, I suspect, worked themselves into the very form and mould of our thoughts. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Radclyffe Hall And what of the women who had worked in the war — those quiet, gaunt women she had seen about London? England had called them and they had come; for once, unabashed, they had faced the daylight. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Vsevolod Krestovsky Princess Anna had also her scheme of vengeance, and had worked it out, without a word to her brother. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Robert Louis Stevenson On his part, he told me much of his work and the people he worked among, the hiding priests and Jacobites, the Disarming Act, the dress, and many other curiosities of the time and place. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton The way you’ve worked this all out is a marvel. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Miss Susan worked on with rapid and angry stitches; John Drench looked out on the low-lying snow. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Mixing in all the best society of the city and on intimate terms with the highest persons in the State, he had nevertheless worked whole-heartedly under me. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Dulcie worked in a department store. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle A worked antimacassar lay upon her lap and a basket of coloured silks stood upon a stool beside her. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

He worked for three weeks for Peter and Lawkins, the house decorators here, one of his jobs, by the bye, being the painting of the outside of the police station. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry James She could have worked it out at her leisure, to the last link of the chain, the way their prettiness had set them trap after trap, all along — had foredoomed them to awful ineptitude. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

Guy de Maupassan He worked steadily, spent little, tried to save some money that he might not be without a sou at the time of his marriage, and became as miserly as he had once been prodigal. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Besides Jonathan Barnes and chaps of his sort, dad knew a few ‘fences’ that had worked for him before. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

He thought he had now worked up the inspector’s nerves to a sufficient condition of perplexity and worry to make him the more amenable to any suggestions he, Larose, might propose. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

John Galsworthy For years after we first came to London he worked all day long, and at night I used to see him sitting up in his little study with his plans and his estimates — he couldn’t bear to go to bed. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Lucy Maud Montgomery Mr. Hammond worked a little sawmill up there, and Mrs. Hammond had eight children. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Radclyffe Hall Who would have thought that Brockett could get so worked up? His moods are kaleidoscopic. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Edith Wharton From the day the old man said to me, ‘Those Italians would murder you for a quarter,’ I dropped everything and just worked at my scheme. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Henry Lawson One cocky I worked for wanted me to stay with him for good. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

His conscience had worked itself to rest at last. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

John Galsworthy I don’t know why I’ve got so worked up about this, Mother. I think it must be looking at his face. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence They were mostly blond, with hefty legs, and with prominent round buttocks that worked madly inside the little white cotton shorts. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Phineas, who was soft-hearted, did what he could to comfort her, and allowed himself to be worked up to strong parliamentary anger against the magistrates and police. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Florence Dixie Only his hand worked harder with the knife, and his fingers drew the lazo tighter around his wrist. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Obviously the thing worked by a spring and was connected with the mechanism of the rack. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins I cannot sympathise with him in consequence of his profession; but I can observe, with a certain lukewarm interest, that he is all but worked to death. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Marjorie Bowen They were not in the laboratory when he worked there. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

They worked unwillingly, looking all the time at their watches, and as soon as it struck ten, they put away their work altogether. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Rudyard Kipling Watch!’ She took off her cloak slowly, and stood forth in dove-coloured satin, worked over with pearls that trembled like running water in the running shadows of the trees. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

He was tireless in instructing me and, awakening in me, as I have said, a lively ambition to become a really educated woman, I worked my hardest to do him credit. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Ford Madox Ford It was in that way his mind worked when he was fit: it picked up little pieces of definite, workmanlike information. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Charles Kingsley How her face worked and how she kept it in!” “Ah, well!” said Jack, “there goes a brave servant of the queen’s cut off before his work was a quarter done. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Until the next autumn he worked on better than he had been able to do for some time past. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Algernon Blackwood He pleased the masters almost as much as he puzzled them; for, unlike most dreamy, fanciful youths, he possessed concentration and an imperious will; he worked hard and always knew his lessons. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Thomas Wolfe Drink worked on her like poison, and you could tell the moment that she’d had a single one. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

T. E. Lawrence My imperfect camel-riding (and my mood) forbade me to thrust among the lads, who swung more to the north, while I worked on, ridding my mind of the lees of camp-clamour and intrigue. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim With a dozen books of reference around him, Cheshire worked for an hour upon what seemed to be an incomplete chart. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Andrew Lang Among the metals, they were acquainted with that which, in most countries, has been the latest worked — they used iron poles in their chariots. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

For over a year I worked eighteen hours out of the twenty four and after the first six months or so, I got one hundred and fifty dollars a month and saved practically all of it. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

H. G. Wells Your nerves are worked to rags. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Arnold Bennett Edwin worked hard without relaxing. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Olaf Stapledon Its whole economy had been worked out in intricate detail by the technicians of an earlier age through a period of many decades, and had at last become absolutely stereotyped. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling They was the very same bold, cunning shifts and passes he’d worked with beforetimes off they Dutch sands, but, naturally, folk took more note of them. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

If he worked two days, he idled and drank three, and his wife and children suffered. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

Jack London Because he shaved himself with a razor that worked when it removed the hair from his face. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Rudyard Kipling I’ve worked for this, I’ve sweated and I’ve starved for this, line on line and month after month. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Within a few weeks Snowball’s plans for the windmill were fully worked out. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

In short, I told him you had worked me up to that point. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

George Meredith The rain came in gray rings, through which we worked on the fretted surface of crumbling seas, heaving up and plunging, without an outlook. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

E. F. Benson Consequences? He gloried in them, and embraced them, for they would be nothing else than a demonstration, convincing and conclusive, as to the truth of all he taught and worked and believed. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Ivan Turgenev God give her every blessing! And so, this is how it has all worked out. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Thomas Paine All the revolutions till then had been worked within the atmosphere of a court, and never on the grand floor of a nation. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

He worked with rhythm, as though the whole of English nature and the wheel of the brazen sky moved, back and forth, with the pulse of his blood; and he handled the sheep as though he loved them. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Watkin Tench He says that they are very good, and would sell at Birmingham, where he worked about eighteen months ago, at more than 30 shillings per thousand. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Henry James Her face and her voice, all at his service now, worked the miracle — the impression operating like the torch of a lamplighter who touches into flame, one by one, a long row of gas– jets. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

It would have to be worked through that corvette. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

As it worked out, Dollmann was at one end of the small table, with Davies on his right and Böhme on his left; Frau Dollmann at the other, with me on her right and von Brüning on her left. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Frederick Marryat Edward and Humphrey exchanged glances and smiles, and then worked away in silence till it was, as they supposed, dinner-time. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

The little plan worked, and so we worked and played merrily throughout. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Sigmund Freud Two ladies, Sarah Weed and Florence Hallam, have even worked out, on the basis of their dreams, a numerical value for the preponderance of distress and discomfort in dreams. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Leon Trotsky There were very few permanent laborers who worked all the year round on the estate. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The mystery which that ancient seer had worked in the Greater Trumps had fulfilled itself, at that time and in that place, to so high a point of knowledge. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Charles Kingsley For a great and a patient genius must he have been, who first distinguished the planets from the fixed stars, or worked out the earliest astronomical calculation. Science by Charles Kingsley

Henry Handel Richardson But he worked more laboriously than usual; for he was aggrieved with himself for having idled away the previous afternoon, and then, too, Furst’s playing had made a profound impression on him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Ford Madox Ford It worked out, in fact, in the mistress of the Grand Duke. In anyone less sentimental than Edward that would not have mattered. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Sinclair Lewis While he worked she sat outside in the long wild grass, sniffing the prairie breeze, her hands about her ankles, but every quarter-hour she had to come in and admire. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Kate Chopin Edna worked several hours with much spirit. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Isabella Bird Last night I made Hadji drink a mug of hot milk with two tablespoonfuls of brandy in it, and it worked wonders. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H. Rider Haggard But Otter was watching and started out of the press, naked sabre in hand: his fierce and ugly face was twitching with excitement, his black eyes shone, and his vast shoulders worked to and fro. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence They worked thus in silence for a long time. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

It was advanced by two sets of ropes passing round pulleys, and each worked by a windlass at some distance from the cat. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

It was somewhat rude, having been worked with no better tool than a penknife, and its masts being made of knitting-pins. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Edith Wharton Fact is, Jim’s worked himself to a standstill, and I feel partly responsible for it, for I put him onto that job at the bank, and he’s been doing it too well — overdoing it. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Edith Wharton Slowly his mind worked its way back through the disgust and confusion. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

They said he worked then as he had never worked before in his life; his strength and energy were marvellous. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Edith Wharton All the nurses and doctors that the heroine had worked with were there to receive her . Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Ford Madox Ford Be worked for by men that you trust: but distrust them all the time — along certain lines of frailty: liquor, women, money! . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Sinclair Lewis As well as Martin he loved irregularity; by principle he never had his meals at the same hours two days in succession, and by choice he worked all night and made poetry, rather bad poetry, at dawn. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

The mare (a worthy successor to Spanking Tam) pawed the gravel and fretted in impatience; her sharp ears, seen pricked against the gloom, worked to and fro. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

D. H. Lawrence So Richard knew it, as he sat and worked on the verandah or sat at table in the room and watched through the open door. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

I worked that business harder and closer than ever I worked any business yet. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell He felt age stealing upon him apace, although he said nothing about it, and no one seemed to be aware of it; and he worked the more diligently while “it was yet day. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Henry Lawson He worked with a man who shore four hundred sheep in nine hours. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Willa Cather All morning as he worked he was gnawed by a spiteful desire to get back at her. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Rudyard Kipling But he replied, ‘Yes,’ and all the while worked with his right heel as though he were heeling a ball at punt-about. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Charles Stur The latter in truth swarmed in myriads, worked under our covering, and creeping all over us, prevented our sleeping. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Florence Dixie And while they ate and chatted, the Gillies worked with a will, so that the pony was completely loaded up by the time lunch had ended. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

G. K. Chesterton And indeed the excitement of events had worked upon that vegetating brain till it unfolded rapidly, as do some vegetables at the touch of chemistry. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

The next day we worked at a new smoke-house, and had to shift the camp to it, so as to be near, to keep a perpetual cloud rising, till the meat is safe. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D. H. Lawrence Then from the red earthenware panchion of dough that stood in a corner she took another handful of paste, worked it to the proper shape, and dropped it into a tin. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence He worked on, with all his nerves jangled. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton He worked like ten at the unloading, and when it was over hastened on to Michael Eady’s for the glue. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

William Hope Hodgson As I stood there, it came to me how wonderfully things had worked out. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence There was over the house a kind of dark silence and intensity, in which passion worked its inevitable conclusions. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The system’s worked perfectly. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle Even our unsportsman-like minds were worked into a state of all-absorbing excitement by the nature of the crisis which now presented itself. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle When I was a lad I worked out every tree and building in the estate. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle I haven’t worked out all the details — I want your co-operation over that — but here’s a rough sketch of my plan. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Willa Cather Before he dashed off to the front, this youngster had discovered the principle of the Outland vacuum, worked out the construction of the bulkheaded vacuum that is revolutionizing aviation. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Kenneth Grahame Still, something in the aspect of the place harmonized with my humour, and I worked my way round to the back, where the ground, after affording level enough for a kitchen-garden, broke steeply away. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

As always when at work, his dark eyes shone, his parted lips seemed to cry aloud his energy, his body worked in harmony with the fell, the running water. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]