Phrases with "young"

Sinclair Lewis Doremus knew that his chiefs did not consider him young enough or strong enough, but also that they were studying him. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

He was a young man, lean, fair, and morose, with lanky hair and a shuffling gait. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

I was too young to know much about sickness, but something told me that I must have help before morning or my baby would die. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Long ago he married a young lady of Dunfield.’ ‘Then what did it mean? what did it mean?’ Mrs. Baxendale merely shook her head. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry James If he should carry me off with him to-night, for old sake’s sake, to the Earl’s Court Exhibition, it will be a little — just a very, very little — like our young adventures. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

He owed his high position for one so young to his lively imagination and remarkable powers of deduction. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

George Gissing But the course of years shaped into conscious sorrow that loss which, as a young man, he had hardly regarded as a loss at all. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Charles Dickens How dared you to come betwixt me and a young woman I liked?” “When did I?” “When didn’t you? It was you as always give Old Orlick a bad name to her. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Vsevolod Krestovsky On the deck sat a young man and a young woman. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

William Morris But this young man, who may he be? Or else — yea, verily, it is a young woman. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

He, who was at first a headstrong, impulsive boy, was developing into a silent and almost taciturn young man. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

D. H. Lawrence He saw a pale, full-built young man with rather long, solid fair hair hanging from under his black hat, moving cumbrously down the room, his face lit up with a smile at once naive and warm, and vapid. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Baldwin Spencer At daylight on the morning of the next day the men provide themselves with fire-sticks and, surrounding the young man, conduct him to the women, who are again waiting to receive him. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Rudyard Kipling This I know; and in my youth, when a young man spoke evil to a Mullah holding the doors of Heaven and Hell, the gun-butt was not rammed down the Mullah’s gullet. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Number sixteen was the common entrance and there was a “guard room” on the ground floor in which three or four bored young louts were usually “on duty”— rather vaguely conceived. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Elizabeth Gaskell The young man had perhaps received many a slight and mortification pretty quietly during these years, which yet told upon his character in after life. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Andrew Lang In an instant all was smiles again, and in spite of the strictest rules of court etiquette, the queen insisted on receiving the young king at the bottom of the stairs. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And then the Queen, my mistress, kissed the young man, and the King made him his lieutenant-general. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Andrew Lang How did the Shepherd know about the three young Maitlands, whose existence, in legend, is only revealed to us through a manuscript unpublished in 1802? Colonel Elliot does not evade the point. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Andrew Lang We had always expected something of the sort, and were resigned to our lot, when we chanced to see two young men enter our house. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle The young traveller gazed out into this dismal country with a face of mingled repulsion and interest, which showed that the scene was new to him. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If it is really so striking as you seem to have found it, I suppose I must make allowance for those crazy young people at Bearmain’s who have been causing me so much annoyance. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had fixed his aunt with the bright-yellow eye, giving her that acute and exaggerated attention that young males are accustomed to render to all females who are of no further value. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Wilkie Collins First, that my young lady was, in some unaccountable manner, at the bottom of the sharp speeches that had passed between them. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Elizabeth Gaskell I promised counsel and advice, such as I would give to my own daughter; I shall speak to her as I would do to Fanny, if she had gone gallivanting with a young man in the dusk. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

If it was a young one, I guess he wouldn’t have any great trouble, if he went about it the right way. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Sinclair Lewis It was not the fantastic or the playful or the flirtatious Jinny who was here tonight, but a business-like young woman in a snuff-colored suit, a crisp scarf, a small brown hat. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

James Joyce The young man’s face grew dark. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Would you care for my mother to come and see you? She would be delighted, I am sure, for it is dull for her too, and she is fond of young people. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Henry James Good luck and bad, at the Homburg tables, were equally undemonstrative, and this happy adventuress rewarded her young friend for the sacrifice of his innocence with a single, rapid, upward smile. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Olaf Stapledon My young colleague who was in charge of the experiment reports that his host accepted the revelation like any Christian saint, and that for an hour he remained in ecstasy. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang When he was out of sight the young man took the stone from his turban and looked at it. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Lizzie never told Miss Roanoke of her want of success, or even of the effort she had made; nor did the unhappy young woman come to her for any reply. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Pu Songling From the depth of his hiding-place, he saw an officer enter, his face in black lacquer, covered with a golden cuirass and surrounded by a troop of young girls in long dresses of bright colours. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

They, and the men, always spoke of me as ‘the young gentleman’. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Mrs Trefusis was sitting frozen upright in her high-backed chair, listening with congealed civility to the would-beeasy conversation, streaked with nervous laughter, of a young man. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

George Eliot But David was by no means impetuous; he was a young man greatly given to calculate consequences, a habit which has been held to be the foundation of virtue. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Here was this young step-mother planted down at the Torr; and if he and she could not hit it off together, it was he who would have to walk out of the house. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Henry Handel Richardson She could not remain there, by herself, to meet two young men, one of whom was a stranger: steps and voices were already audible at the end of the passage. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Having tethered the horses outside, he entered and stood above me while I lit a lantern and examined the young officer’s wound. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Andrew Lang In England, at least, the general sentiment is opposed to this moody, introspective kind of young man, of whom Tennyson is not to be supposed to approve. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis I didn’t know! I didn’t know anything! But — No! No!” “See here, Emily. Are you free? Can I depend on you? Are you still interested in young Simmons?” “He calls on me. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The young grass had the warm fragrance of new milk. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Joseph Furphy Shortly afterwards, I came plump upon Abraham, sitting on his horse, and talking to a young fellow with an axe on his shoulder. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

M. R. James I have here the title of the book I want: is there anyone at liberty who could go and find it for me?’ After a moment’s thought the doorkeeper beckoned to a young man who was passing. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Ford Madox Ford That young man was flushing all over his face. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The last member of the party to disembark was a girl of about nineteen, and it was the young man who stood at the boat’s prow to lift her high and dry upon land. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Wilkie Collins Lady Janet, rising with the activity of a young woman, pursued him across the room, and stopped him at the door. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Arnold Bennett The young man’s name was Stifford, and he was addressed as ‘Stiff.’ He was a proof of the indiscretion of prophesying about human nature. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

And then he’s young and got rather an attractive personality, which is always something in the political world. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

James Joyce While he did so he sang softly to himself with quaint accent and phrasing: ’Tis youth and folly Makes young men marry, So here, my love, I’ll No longer stay. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Wilkie Collins I do not know how it may be with other young persons, I never reason so well myself as when I am angry. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. G. Wells He was intensely disappointed now, he was intensely angry with the ineffable young shop-woman in black. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

John Galsworthy And love’s young dream is out of date, Jon. Besides, it’s awfully wasteful. To Let by John Galsworthy

Another cow I called the Wild Gazelle, and we had a young bull that afterwards became Mr. Tietkens's riding camel. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Henry James He thought Mrs. Penniman a goose, as we know; but he was no goose himself, and, as a young man of luxurious tastes and scanty resources, he found the house a perfect castle of indolence. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle August the twenty-eighth — the day we saw five live iguanodons in a glade of Maple White Land. Put it down in your diary, my young friend, and send it to your rag. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle As the seeress stood irresolute the tall young secretary half rose and whispered something in her ear. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Sinclair Lewis Dr. Planish longed to paint it white again, but when he tried to coax a young Peony into the doorway, it remained mocking and empty. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Then came all those years without you, lonely and hurt and discouraged; those decent young fellows and poor Mac, and me never heedinghard as a steel spring. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

George Gissing Preciseness must be avoided, for in a young man it seemed to argue conscious effort: a loose sentence now and then, a colloquialism substituted for the more grammatical phrase. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith He was, moreover, sensible in her look and speech that he had advanced in her consideration to be no longer the mere spinning stick, a young lady’s partner. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Meredith Wilfrid’s plain-speaking broke up the air-bubble, which they had so carefully blown, and in which they had embarked all their young hopes. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson Far on in middle age, when men begin to lie down with the bestial goddesses, Comfort and Respectability, the strings of his nature still sounded as high a note as a young man’s. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne On board this yacht were Lord Glenarvan and his wife, a major in the English army, a French geographer, a young girl, and a young boy. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

It was a very unfortunate and tragic affair—for, Miss Farrow, the unhappy young person killed herself! I was very young at the time, and I was not supposed to know anything about it. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

E. F. Benson More properly it should be described as two ghosts, for the “haunt” in question is that of two very young children, who were twins. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery by E. F. Benson

There now!” “And why?” “Nay; you are making a jest of it; it is exceedingly ill-natured! It’s no jest to me!” said the young lady, scowling, and turning her face to the fire. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Henry James It had never in life occurred to her withal that a succession of lovers, or just even a repetition of experiments, may have anything to say to a young lady’s delicacy. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Virginia Woolf And I have heard young women talk quite openly of —” “Dreadful, dreadful!” exclaimed Mrs. Elliot. “The crown, as one may call it, of a woman’s life. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

I should have expected to see a young lady that was going to be married to the man she loved much more cheerful and hopeful about the future than Miss Nowell was. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Thomas Hardy She was a young woman living with her uncle when I left, if my childish recollection may be trusted. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Baldwin Spencer When the child is young the Yalmuru watches over it. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am a sentimentalist, Mr. Ferrison, and you are the most matter-of-fact young man I ever knew in my life. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

D. H. Lawrence They watched whilst the girls drew near, and whilst they passed, and whilst they receded down the dusty road, that had dwellings on one side, and dusty young corn on the other. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth So then I thought of stepping in to Miss Nugent; for the young ladies are talking so fast, says I to myself, at the door, they will never know how time goes, unless I give ’em a hint. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

She seemed to have an invincible faith in the virtuous dispositions of young men. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Anthony Hope The Count of Luzau–Rischenheim was a young man; he was no more versed in affairs of this kind than Bernenstein, and it cannot be said that he showed so much aptitude for them. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Arthur Conan Doyle The young American hesitated for a little, debating in his mind whether he should not go down and post up the daily record of his impressions which he kept for his home-staying sister. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Who shot it?” The young lady looked reproachfully at the gentleman; the gentleman shrugged his shoulders and laughed again, but less heartily than before. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Tobias Smolle The young lady is very sprightly, handsome, and agreeable, and the mother a mighty good sort of a woman; so that their coming adds considerably to our enjoyment. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Guy de Maupassan A little girl, standing beside her, was jumping for joy, and two young boys were eagerly watching the drum and the gun, which were passing from the car into their father’s hands. The Cripple by Guy de Maupassan

Miss Vipen, sitting bolt upright by Mrs. Sampson’s side, addressing now and again a sharp word of reproof to the two young Sampsons sitting opposite to her, alone divined the cause of the delay. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Without a moment’s warning, she found herself face to face with her husband and an extraordinarily beautiful young woman. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Charles Dickens The young ladies of Taunton who had presented the Bible, were bestowed upon the maids of honour at court; and those precious ladies made very hard bargains with them indeed. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Ann Radcliffe These were formerly considered the chief apartments of the castle; and when the Marquis quitted them for Naples, were allotted for the residence of Madame de Menon, and her young charge. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A young Prince connected with the Royal House, whom he had been asked to look after, was safely established in the ballroom outside. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope Our veterans, following the example of young Cæsar, have repudiated Antony and his attempts. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell Where’s Mr Duke? Call him! My young lady’s fainting!’ And this was Theresa’s return home. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Anthony Trollope It may be that there is no young man available within fifty miles — no possible lover or future husband, unless Heaven should interfere almost with a miracle. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

A young cock and a hen were speaking of the size of eggs. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Anthony Trollope To have attempted to close the window would have been to throw herself into the young man’s arms. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

William Godwin Fanny was a young woman of extraordinary accomplishments. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

D. H. Lawrence Yet the little room seemed very full — full of people, young men with smart waistcoats and ties, but without coats. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was only a young man, but he had a lot of brain power here. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins The greater part of it is not worth two straws for any purpose of identification; hundreds of young ladies have tall figures, fair complexions, light brown hair, and light gray eyes. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their young life is thatched with them. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Henry James It was the only one nevertheless that Linda gave: like Archie she was young enough to carry it off. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Edith Wharton The young man on the bench who seemed to assert some sort of right of kinship with the dead woman, got to his feet again, and the proprietor of the stove joined him. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Jack London And looking up he had seen her — a girl, or young woman rather, suspended by one arm in the cooking sun. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

George Gissing She looked, indeed, so pleasant, and so fresh, and so young that it was as difficult to remember the troubles of her life as it was to bear in mind that she had a daughter seventeen years of age. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

D. H. Lawrence He had his work in the office, which was done purely by effort of will: he had his barren passion for the church; he had three young children. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Her own full young tumbled squealing against me, but she, feeling her ease, lay grunting. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton But a man still above all things perfectly young and natural, professing that foppery which follows the fashions, and not that sillier and more demoralising foppery which defies them. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Tobias Smolle Next morning, when the hour of visitation came round, the unhappy young man was missing, and, after strict search, supposed to have gone overboard in the night; and this was certainly the case. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Jules Verne It was the young Esquimaux girl Kalumah! Kalumah on the floating island, two hundred miles from the American coast. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Sir Walter Scott A train of pages and of young maidens, the most beautiful who could be selected, gaily dressed in fancy habits of green and pink, surrounded a throne decorated in the same colours. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Edith Wharton I jumped out hurriedly and joined my young driver at the horse’s head. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a young girl, with flowing hair down her back. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Radclyffe Hall This man was cheerful and familiar, possibly because Milly was so light a passenger and looked so young and ineffectual. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Elizabeth Gaskell There were such in my young days; but I don’t think people are so knowledgeable now. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

George Gissing We will open a school for young children, either here or at Weston. That will afford my poor sister occupation. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing It was a young workman of three— or four-and-twenty, tall, of wiry frame, square-shouldered, upright. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jules Verne The young Esquimaux was, in fact, very intelligent, and familiar from babyhood with the phenomena of the Polar regions. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

F. Scott Fitzgerald That’s where you young men come in; you’re cocked for the rare thing and that one time in ten you find it. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Sinclair Lewis Jinny, proud in her power as young hostess, who could give orders to Mrs. Higbee and often have them carried out, offered Diantha tea or cocktails. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Ivan Turgenev In 1855 he brought his son to the university and spent three winters in Petersburg with him, hardly going out anywhere and trying to make acquaintance with Arkady’s young comrades. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Andrew Lang One day a young traveller came past the house, and seeing such a pretty girl he wished her ‘Good day. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser The secretary who waited on Cowperwood was a young Polish girl named Antoinette Nowak, reserved, seemingly astute, dark, and very attractive. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Leon Trotsky A crowd of ladies, students and young people followed him. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope What business has a young fellow like that to have an opinion either one side or the other, before his betters?’ ‘But Everett always has strong opinions. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Of young Powell, leaning against the mizzen-mast and facing his captain she could only see the shoulder and part of a blue serge back. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Gertrude Stein Not very long ago somebody was talking about how well the young painters of to-day dressed and what a pity it was that they spent money in that way. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Wilkie Collins I have been talking as if I was a young lady of family and position. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. G. Wells Cheapside gave you all the material for building up a twentieth-century young man from the nude. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Thomas Hardy Meanwhile one of the three young ladies had said, ‘What interesting man was that, with his lovely head of hair? I saw him at Lady Channelcliffe’s the other night. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Charles Dickens I must have young Mr. Tom; he mustn’t be got away by horse-riders; here he is in a smock frock, and I must have him!’ By the collar, too, it seemed. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

D. H. Lawrence They went on all right, with a good bit of howling and gibing: a lot of young louts, you know. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

She looked very small and young and wan, in an immense gilt four poster with a magnificent satin quilt. The Goldfish by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

The young fellow that was to marry Bella Barnes was known on the field and well liked by the miners, so a good many of them made it up to go and see the wedding. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

I hope this young Raden will stir them up. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

Wilkie Collins The Major approved of the easy, handsome, pleasant-tempered young man. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope We don’t have no young women. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The young lawyer saw that he had made a mistake, and, colouring with vexation, held his tongue. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton To young Smith’s sullen fancy the skies below seemed even hollower than the skies above; he had a horrible idea that if he counted the stars he would find one too many in the pool. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Walter Besant Last young gegleman poor trash — last but two — him mighty strong head — head like bull — nebber get drunk. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Sigmund Freud The present had been sent to her by a young engineer, with whom she had once had a passing acquaintance in the manufacturing town. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Robert Louis Stevenson His young ladies are not womanly to nearly the same degree as his men are masculine; they are so in a negative sense; in short, they are the typical young ladies of the male novelist. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope That Mr Spooner of Spoon Hall should be rejected by a young lady without any fortune seemed to him to be impossible. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins All three brothers were handsome, well-grown young men. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Mathilde appeared presently, arm-inarm with her sweetheart — a young man in white boots with ear-rings in his ears. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

Señor H——o has four young and pretty sisters, all nuns in different convents. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jules Verne A young man of thirty advanced and bowed. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

He had at last closed the iron gates of the irrevocable behind himself, and he was at first too much stunned by the clang even to hear what the excited young man was talking about. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

I said, I assure you, all the nice things I could about you, and pictured you as the very ideal of a young man. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Remember, you were young once yourself. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

John Galsworthy Knowledge in Europe, young man, of what England will or will not do in given cases is most important. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Miles Franklin The postscript ran, “Ask young Olliver if he will grow a beard for you. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope The very burlesque had grown from the way in which his young imagination had been moved by Scott’s romance. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Marjorie Bowen Keeping close behind them walked a young man and a boy, better attired than the others, yet travel-worn and weary-looking. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

William Morris We heard footsteps outside; the door opened, and in came a very beautiful young woman, who stopped short on seeing Dick, and flushed as red as a rose, but faced him nevertheless. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Some days later it happened that young Heriotside was stepping home over the Lang Muir about ten at night, it being his first jaunt from home since his arm had mended. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

William Makepeace Thackeray The young ones in company were dancing, and the Duchess and the great ladies were all seated, talking to themselves very stately, and working away at the ices and macaroons. Cox’s Diary by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

John Galsworthy In the meantime, no more children! Even young Nicholas was drawing in his horns, and had made no addition to his six for quite three years. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Thomas Hardy From her earliest young womanhood civilians, however promising, had no chance of winning her interest if the meanest warrior were within the horizon. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Oscar Wilde It seems to me that you are the young Apollo, and that I am Marsyas listening to you. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Anthony Trollope The young man must go to the war or he is disgraced. North America by Anthony Trollope

A young bird which has not yet moulted is called a sors, and a mué is a hawk which has moulted in captivity. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Anthony Trollope Lady Elizabeth was very intimately connected with two obstinate persons, one of whom was young and the other old; and she thought that perhaps the younger was the more obstinate of the two. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Her womanly pride revolted at such petty schooling — that she should be bidden to accept this young man gratefully, because he was her only suitor. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

There’s a young man hid with me, in comparison with which young man I am a Angel. That young man hears the words I speak. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

They will not afford to let their young men study till two or three and twenty, and it is therefore declared, ex cathedra Americana, to be unnecessary. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Charles Kingsley Your actual preserver was a young girl. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

In came the young ladies, laughing, romping, and pushing one another; Georgiana, Clementina, and Julietta, arrayed in all the colours of the rainbow. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim May I ask you a question, Captain Hood?” “Certainly.” “You have seen Miss Surtoes lately?” “I have seen—the young lady this morning,” Hood answered. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

George Gissing You were walking in Tottenham Court Road with a young lady. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Ivan Turgenev I looked along the avenue, and saw a young sparrow, with yellow about its beak and down on its head. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

If these seductions (as young fools call them) could be had without money, the world would soon be turned upside down. Seeing Life by Ellen Wood [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell I was so lost in admiration of this beautiful young man, that I was as much surprised as if the angel Gabriel had spoken to me, when the lady of the house brought him forward to present him to me. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Robert Louis Stevenson Will it do for the young person? I don’t know: since the Beach, I know nothing, except that men are fools and hypocrites, and I know less of them than I was fond enough to fancy. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Makepeace Thackeray Immediately after this event, Mr. Scully and his young friend Perkins returned to town; the latter to his garrets in Bedford Row — the former to his apartments on the first floor of the same house. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

Hey? Is the young lady displeased? Have I been too bold? Have I offended her?” The young lady, indeed, looked very angry as she drew back from the window. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

There was a big puddle of water close to the kerb, and the girl, stepping daintily as a cat, went round this, but the young man stood for a moment beyond it. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

As far as I can remember, that is what Broodviol said, but perhaps, as I was then a young and ignorant man, I may have left out words which would explain his meaning better. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

George Meredith There entered a young gentleman in evening dress, with a loose black wrapper drooping from his shoulders. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Maria Edgeworth Miss Broadhurst, however, was not a young lady who could easily be deceived, even where her passions were concerned. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

The young man had changed in none of the aspects he presented to his fellow-citizens since the beginning of the campaign. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

She guessed him to be a well-mannered young clerk in some wholesale warehouse, existing and amusing himself as best he might on a tiny salary, and commanding a holiday of about two weeks in the year. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He may be asleep, God grant!” said the young lady. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

G. K. Chesterton All the fire and fragrance even of young and honourable love faded for a moment before that stiff agony of interrogation. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

H. Rider Haggard Take and thrash me, squire, but don’t ee fix me so! I hayn’t had no more nor twenty this year, and a nest of spinxes, and Tom Smith he’s had fifty-two and a young owl. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence Three years later came the startling news that he had married a young English girl of good family. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

A little while, a very few more years, and my young lady would not hold up her rosy lips so boldly. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Meredith The young officer indicated presently broke away and galloped up to her, bending over his horse’s neck to join the conversation. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Washington Irving One evening, as he was seated there by the fire reading, he was surprised by the entrance of the king (George III.), then a young man; who sought this occasion to have a conversation with him. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Charles Dickens A dark and squalid cupboard in this room, touching the back door and all manner of offence, had been for some time the sleeping-place of the sick young woman. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope My father and my husband were both in the Cabinet, and you, young as you were, stood but one step below it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Edith claims that we old married exhibits get what she calls vicarious pleasure out of young love. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

The young man was home again now, and save that his name had become Theodore, he appeared in no wise changed from the beautiful, wilful, bold, and showy boy who had gone away in his teens. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Andrew Lang They were both young and handsome and strong, and when they got married, they thought work would never fail them. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope A young woman down in the country had taken it into her head that she would like to marry me — and a very foolish young woman she must have been to entertain such a wish. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Wilkie Collins Death takes the good, the beautiful, and the young — and spares me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells You’re wiser than any old star and you’re young and childish and feminine. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

At dawn the men had assembled — Stoddart and his young shepherd, whose name was Nickson, and the herds from the rest of the Laverlaw estate, many of whom had walked a dozen moorland miles. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

And as for Lord St. Albans, if he is not her husband —! Well, thou art a young innocent thing — so I had best hold my peace. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

A young girl friend of mine, losing both her parents very suddenly when she was only nineteen, went to London to find work. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Glyme is a young ocean, and Evenlode below Wilcote fills the vale to the brim. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The young woman had disappeared. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Sinclair Lewis A young man who had been following her came up to say suavely, “It’s my sister, Officer. She’s had a kind of delirious fever. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim She appears to possess neither gratitude nor consideration, and for a young girl she is ridiculously extravagant. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]