Phrases with "young"

Arthur Conan Doyle It was evidently an outbreak of the old predatory instinct of the savage, though with a somewhat incongruous effect in the case of a fashionably dressed young lady on an English high road. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Ye ha’ seen sights tonight, young lady, ye’ll remember. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. T. A. Hoffmann Master Wacht had not offered a moment’s opposition; and the young lawyer — he was pleased to come. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

D. H. Lawrence Why should they seek each to lay violent hands of claim on the other? The young people went home as a sharp little moon was setting in the dusk of spring. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle He was a tall, savage-looking young fellow, mounted on a powerful roan horse, and clad in the rough dress of a hunter, with a long rifle slung over his shoulders. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Anthony Trollope She, too, was tall, and was as one used to command, and walked as though she were a young Juno. Her hair was very darkalmost black — and very plentiful. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather The young engineer looked confused. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Virginia Woolf The young men worked in shirt sleeves. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Radclyffe Hall There was no one in the house but the young general servant, who looked frightened when she saw the bandaged hands. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Andrew Lang When Imani appeared everyone marvelled that so young a man should be so clever a doctor; and the king wanted to give him immense presents of money and of all kinds of precious things. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing In Mallard’s case this was a young lady girl; without hesitation, she abandoned her companion proper, and drew the artist into lively dialogue. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Meredith The young schoolmaster’s company sat on her spirits, deadened her vocabulary. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

But immediately after he added a “Very highly strung young person indeed,” which unsettled me again. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Leon Trotsky We were driving by night, in a covered wagon, with a young mill assistant in the place of the coachman. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope The young author should feel that criticisms fall upon him as dew or hail from heaven — which, as coming from heaven, man accepts as fate. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

She had a bad opinion of her own sex, and an immense admiration for the young and handsome members of the other. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Walter Scott Hearken, young man,” she said; “your fathers were implacable, but they were honourable, foes; they sought not to ruin their enemies under the mask of hospitality. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

When such a respectable lady as you said that you saw the young lady come into the house in the middle of the night, how was they to disbelieve it. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling The young men are all at the war. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

William Makepeace Thackeray These young fellows were all lolling over the bridge, as the moon rose rather mistily, and pretended to be deeply enamoured of the view of the river. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Thomas Love Peacock The young lady had received an expensive and complicated education, complete in all the elements of superficial display. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Ivan Turgenev The young princess did not answer her mother. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Andrew Lang And he was a young man of sense, and seeing the water running out, he took some clay and patched up the holes, so that he brought home enough water to bake a large cake. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He glanced at Rud as if to make sure he was not being overheard, and then he leant forward to the tall young man and spoke in a confidential undertone. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Prisoner was then very well dressed, was gentlemanly in his manners, and came to his office with a young gentleman of property whom he knew well. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

D. H. Lawrence The bright-faced young man picks it from the floor and hands it him. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Henry James The air, however, had suggestions enough — it abounded in them, many of them precisely helping to constitute those conditions with which, for our young woman, the hour was brilliantly crowned. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope A young man had brought it to her when her father was in the mill, and had then gone off, declining to wait for any answer. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was on a bright June morning that young Nigel, with youth and springtime to make his heart light, rode upon his errand from Tilford to Guildford town. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

But a doctorparticularly a young doctor — is only human. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Susan, a plump, red-cheeked young woman turned thirty, had been housemaid in her present place for seven years. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Edith Wharton Slowly — how slowly for a young man! — he mounted the stairs, and still coughing came into the library. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

I was a mining engineer in my young days and I haven’t forgotten what a reef looks like. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

George Meredith Queen of her sisters is the sweet Wild Rose, Sprung from the earnest sun and ripe young June; The year’s own darling and the Summer’s Queen! Lustrous as the new-throned crescent moon. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

Sinclair Lewis Mabelle and Sidney had the best bedroom, on the ground floor; young Rob and Bette had Grampa’s room, on the second; Uncle Rob lived in the attic. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

But — don’t you two tell each other everything, Ruth?” The young girl looked incredulous; the married woman smiled. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Wilkie Collins Here are a young gentleman and a young lady, both rich people; both well matched in birth and character; one of age, and the other marrying with the full consent and approval of her guardian. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Maria Edgeworth That young man is worthy of you, Belinda. If I die, I charge you to tell him that I knew his value; that I had a soul capable of being touched by the eloquence of virtue. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins The young lady searched in the pocket of her dress — a cry of alarm escaped her. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Teddy wouldn’t hear of it; that hot young blood of his was up at the thought, though he was perfectly delightful in what he said. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Ann Radcliffe It was not so with Laura; young in misfortune, and gay in hope, she saw happiness fade from her grasp, with a warmth of feeling untouched by the chill of disappointment. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Washington Irving He was so young — so intelligent — so generous — so brave — so every thing that we are apt to like in a young man. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

See my sister, the Lady Henrietta. Do you know her?” “No, sire, but—an old soldier like me is not an agreeable spectacle for a young and gay princess. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Virginia Woolf Moreover, when the mail had been distributed half an hour ago there were no letters for either of the two young men. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Years after this period, a young officer one day dining with Kate, entreated her to become his second in a duel. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Nurse and nursling hugged each other affectionately, and then Bridget put back Irene’s black silk hood, and contemplated the fair young face in warmest admiration. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Terry plunged in among those young creatures with a sort of rapture, somewhat as a glad swimmer takes to the sea. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

I was staying at Glenavelin last year, and the young men when they went to fish motored the half-mile to the river. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I met the young woman Belle by accident, and if she belonged to any gang I never knew it. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Nellie Bly It was a terrible task to play insane before this young man, and only a girl can sympathize with me in my position. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

When young the orphan is commonly sent to an asylum, where by careful cultivation of its rudimentary sense of locality it is taught to know its place. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

John Galsworthy For one so young there was a rather strange power in him of seeing things in some sort of proportion. To Let by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray He muttered curses, terrible from the lips of so young a boy. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

The young internodes are in continual movement, which is considerable in extent, but very irregular; a zigzag line, or a spire crossing itself; or a figure of 8 being formed. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence Across the road from the football field was a barber’s shop, where a man on horseback was leaning chattering to the barber, a young intelligent gentleman in eye-glasses. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

In a handsome drawing-room in Eaton Square, one sunny afternoon, sat a lady, young and handsome. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Thomas Hardy Though they were young they walked with bowed heads, which gait of grief the sun’s rays smiled on pitilessly. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

And Mina, followed by the shy and shrinking young governess, went indoors and up to the roof, and showed her a little comfortless chamber there. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Anthony Trollope Whether or no an unlimited supply of novels for young people is or is not advantageous, I will not here pretend to say. North America by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Have just seen visions on lawn — a soldier in general’s uniform, a young lady kneeling to him, 11. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

She had much sympathy with the poor young man, who wanted to find his relatives before he sailed—and could not. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

George Gissing But it came to pass that the proprietor of Chaffey’s died, and the business fell into the hands of a young man with new ideas. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Wilkie Collins Before I could think of slipping back to the library (in which I was supposed to be waiting), the active young footman was in the hall, answering the door. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

In fact, the temptations are great; and it must be difficult for a young man to withstand them. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

The young minister spoke between clinched teeth. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Thomas Hardy With a young man’s inattention to issues he had not considered how sharp her feelings as a woman must be in this contingency. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Anthony Trollope But young Carstairs had been there in trust. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling You can whip a young pup off feather, but you can’t whip a young man. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Hope Have nothing to do with her, young Bernenstein.” “I’ll keep my eyes for beauties nearer at hand,” said Bernenstein, whose volatile temper soon threw off a serious mood. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

He was what people call a CHURCHY young man. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

E. T. A. Hoffmann Shortly afterwards Master Wacht called the young advocate out. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing After all, Nancy is quite a young girl; and I’ve sometimes thought she might be steadier. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell It seems it was the market-day at Vitré; and it was very pretty to watch the young housewives in their best attire, bargaining and hesitating over their purchases. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

I really had no time for that; I was on my way down-stairs to witness the farewell scene between the leading lady and the large group of young Granadans who had come up to see her off. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

I wondered why a young girl with blue eyes and pink cheeks tittered and shrugged her shoulders. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I knew Yevgeny Nikolaitch as a modest and well-behaved young man, whereby he may well attract, gain and deserve respect in society. A Novel in Nine Letters by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1847]

H. G. Wells I realized him as a young man, I began to see him as a boy. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Most important among his statistics was the number of young communicants. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

William Makepeace Thackeray Ancient and Modern History no young woman can be without; and of these I make my beloved pupils PERFECT MISTRESSES. Botany, Geology, and Mineralogy, I consider as amusements. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Benjamin Disraeli Our young friend did not soon weary in his progress; even the suggestions of the steward, that his lordship’s luncheon was at command, did not restrain him. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Leo Tolstoy The young Tsar approached them, and addressing his conversation principally to the old courtier, told him what he had seen in his dream and what doubts the dream had left in his mind. The Young Tsar by Leo Tolstoy

Arthur Conan Doyle In the meanwhile young Nigel and the Lady Ermyntrude, left alone with their difficulties, looked blankly in each other’s faces. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle But young Mr. Bennett is before his time if that is his ring. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

James Joyce In dark corner young man seated. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anthony Hope I turned from him to young Hentzau’s face. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

H. G. Wells Me and this young man from London ‘ye been ‘aving a bit of a difference ‘bout what you ought to do. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The young man took her face between his hands, kissed it, and pouring out a glass of wine, held it to her lips. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

John Galsworthy She looked quite young at that moment, rejuvenated by encounter. To Let by John Galsworthy

Theodore Dreiser Many young men had approached her. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell Bitter, bitter was the grief of this poor young woman, when she heard that her friend was sick unto death, and deep is her mourning until this day. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Andrew Lang At last one young monkey, bolder than the rest, stooped down and stroked the shining shell that the strange new creature wore on its back. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Perhaps he will end by not being a young contributor. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Edith Wharton And now, on the very Friday when he was expecting his new discovery — the Tracys’ young cousin from the West — Tarrant had suddenly turned up for lunch. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H. G. Wells I saw something of the life of these dappled creatures, heard the belling of stags, came upon young fawns among the bracken, found bones, skulls, and antlers in lonely places. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle This young man with the abnormal number of watches was alone in the carriage of the slow train. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

It was a lovely night, with a young moon just showing like a silver sickle above the roofs. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Oscar Wilde At this moment the door opened, and a young lad with rough brown hair came into the room. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Rudyard Kipling The night had left no trace on him — not even a feather’s weight on anything that he wore; and his young face, insolent as the morning that hurried towards it, had no fear of her revelations. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

H. G. Wells When I was a young man—and ambitious—I thought that some day I might belong to the Athenaeum. . The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

D. H. Lawrence There had been no welcome home for the young squire, no festivities, no deputation, not even a single flower. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford You can cut it on his tombstone, you can write it on his card that a young man tacked on to a paulo-post Pre-Raphaelite prostitute . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Pu Songling When he saw that, at forty, he had no son, he secretly bought a young girl, whom he carefully left outside his own house. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Then, turning a corner of some cliffs, he came upon a young fellow in ragged trousers and a torn shirt, who was collecting whelks among the rocks. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Morgan Robertson In the store, Rowland asked for, and was directed to the children’s department, where a young woman waited on him. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

George Elio One of these miniatures represented a young man about seven-and-twenty, with a sanguine complexion, full lips, and clear candid grey eyes. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Wilkie Collins He goes away—as I hope and trust—thinking what an excellent lawyer’s wife any one of the three young ladies would make. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Isabella Bird On one grave a young woman was rocking herself to and fro, wailing with a sound like the Highland coronach, but longer and more despairing. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Willa Cather Her young professor, she knew, was in England for his vacation. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On the morning of the third, a four-wheeled cab deposited at the door of the hotel a young lady, who demanded somewhat haughtily to see the manager. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Theodore Dreiser As she passed out along the hall after getting her hat, a young machine hand, attracted by her looks, made bold to jest with her. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

There were even parties of young men (employed, so it was said, by London fruit-costers) who bicycled down from London every week-end for the purpose of raiding the orchards. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

John Galsworthy These young people had no continuity; some microbe in the blood — of the ‘idle rich,’ and the ‘idle poor,’ and everybody else, so far as he could see. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells But young Dodd’s scepticism and the “good baazness” finally cured me of my disposition to frequent the Eastry Arms, and so these noises had their value in my world. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle Remember your promise, Colonel Gerard. And not a word at High Combe of what you have seen!” Her husband! I had pictured in my mind that she was a young widow. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Sinclair Lewis But I hear there’s a woman and a young fellow interested in each other in the book, without being married! And it’s all laid in Iowa — the setting, I mean. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Something within me whispered, “It is best that those two young men should not meet again. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

One young girl gives up her pictured future of life and love, and surrenders her mind for the purpose of saving her baby brother from his destined fate of suicide in manhood. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jules Verne Both were ordered to go with the four boats and the Indians to the basin of Frias, and there to wait for the two young men. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Guy de Maupassant By degrees the young guide Ulrich Kunzi, a tall, long legged Swiss, left daddy Hauser and old Gaspard behind, in order to catch up to the mule, which carried the two women. The Inn (L'Auberge) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

The advantage of that is, that though no change can restore the ravages of the past, yet (as often is found to happen with young persons) the expression has revived from her girlish years. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

George Meredith And, perhaps, dear, haven’t money in her sight for next day’s dinner, which is—oh, such a panic for a young wife! for it ain’t her hunger, dear William—her husband, she thinks of. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

I am Louis de Clermont, Comte de Bussy.” “Bussy d’Amboise! the hero Bussy!” cried the young doctor, joyfully. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

And, indeed, it required all my friendship for you, and the remembrance of all your good services, to make me forget that without you I should not have carried off this young girl. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

She is the prototype of his “Amelia” and “Sophia.” She brought him £1500, and the young couple retired to East Stour, where he had a small house inherited from his mother. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Ann Radcliffe She loved her young charge with maternal fondness, and their gradual improvement and respectful tenderness repaid all her anxiety. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

G. K. Chesterton They’re only two young Oxford fellows. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

The young man closed the door and returned to his seat in time to hear Don Pedro reiterate his request for an explanation. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

E. T. A. Hoffmann But on inquiring of the housekeeper, we gathered that the Councillor had brought home with him an extraordinarily pretty young lady whom he called Antonia, and she it was who had sung so beautifully. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Rudyard Kipling Those young animals wouldn’t have thought of it unless he’d put it into their heads. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, young fellah, we’ve got what we came for. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Thomas Hardy I speak more as a father than as a lawyer, it is true, but, let the young lady stay with her father, or guardian, safe out of shame’s way, until the mystery is sifted, whatever the mystery is. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Charles Dickens The four people on foot were two young men and two young women; the four people in the barouche were two young men and two young women. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle It chanced that the luck ran against young Horsford, which doubtless made him prone to be quick in taking offence. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Gissing As Miss Barfoot told her, she was very young for her years, young in physique, young in emotion. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Ivan Turgenev I gazed at her; her rosy young face was smiling all over in such a friendly way that I smiled too, and almost laughed aloud with delight. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

H. G. Wells Miss Winchelsea detested people who banged about and called their mother “Ma.” A young man travelling alone followed. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

The young lady found her way upstairs alone. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

In those days it was usual enough for a young nobleman to take up politics when he was barely of age, but Lord Ashley needed some other motive than the custom of the day. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Many of the mourners had really come to Swanmere today with the kindly wish of showing the young widow a mark of attention; and this was specially the case with those among them who were bachelors. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Oscar Wilde And the sea covered the young Fisherman with its waves. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

D. H. Lawrence She knew the young men were watching her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Goethe said, while looking at the group of the “Laocoön,” “I think that young fellow on the right will escape the serpents. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Theodore Dreiser Then, remembering her husband’s part in the affair, she immediately fell a prey to a host of young suspicions, of which, however, she gave no sign. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

One day there came to the shop a young woman with bright, rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes, attired in a velvet cloak with a collar of black fur. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Nikolai Gogol It must be mentioned that the prominent personage was no longer a young man, but a good husband and respected father of a family. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Wilkie Collins The young lady has noticed this, and has resented it. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Walter Scott A young warrior was let down into the profound tomb by a cord, which was drawn up shortly after, in hopes of news from beneath. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Edith Wharton The young party went, Fred Landers beaming in attendance. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Jane Austen The young ladies arrived: their appearance was by no means ungenteel or unfashionable. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Andrew Lang It took her some time to decide which she admired the most, but at last she fixed upon a young prince, whose eyes were like the pools in the forest, and his hair of bright gold. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ivan Turgenev It communicated itself to Bazarov. He suddenly felt he was alone with a young and beautiful woman . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Samuel Johnson When he seemed to doubt Burnet’s right to the work, he was told by the bishop that he was “a young man,” and still persisting to doubt, that he was “a very positive young man. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Mr. Standup next called young Chance, quite to young Chance’s surprise; perhaps also to his father’s. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Anthony Trollope But I don’t quite know what to say about young John. The farm has gone from father to son, and there’s never been any word of a lease. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence What had she, after all, to do with this young man, when he himself was being smashed up by her? He loathed her pity and her kindliness, which was like a charitable institution. New Eve and Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

G. K. Chesterton Scores of young criminals have been fined and sent to jail when they ought to have been thrashed and sent to bed. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

George Gissing You remember my description of Ackroyd?’ ‘Ackroyd? The young man of critical aspect?’ ‘The same. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Otto, I pray you to stand behind us with this young squire. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Yes, when he is away from his wicked friends, Mr. Charteris, Mr. Mandable, and there is a Whitehaven young man, Mr. Stane. I like him the least of them all. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The young chief listened gravely; by the glistening of his keen, black eyes, he was surprised and moved, though, true to his teaching, he showed neither emotion as he answered her. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I am not aware of what my young friend had been doing on deck all that morning, but the hands he rubbed together vigorously were very red and imparted to me a chilly feeling by their mere aspect. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Anthony Trollope He was wont to ridicule the piety of young men who devoted themselves entirely to their religious offices. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne A third story told, that he was escaping with his lady love, when they were overtaken on the threshold, and the young man slain. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Virginia Woolf A remarkable change in the attitude of young women to the Church was discussed by Canon F. A. Barry, vicar of St Mary the Virgin (the University Church), at Oxford last night . Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Elizabeth Gaskell T’ young missus theere, she’s mighty fond o’ comin’ t’ see Black Nell at her tantrums. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Wilkie Collins She had opened the door to a boy from the street, who had left a letter for “the young woman who lived on the second floor” (the part of the house which Mrs. Clements occupied). The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Baldwin Spencer Amongst the Port Essington natives no young girl may eat turkey, kangaroo, turtle eggs, or turtle unless the latter be given to her by an old man. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Sinclair Lewis Despite his florid magnificence, he was really a very poor young man. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

The young Men observed this, and enquired the cause. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

It’s a case of headachy sleep, young man, and nothing else. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

When they had heard the king, they parted; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

This was a young man of about twenty years of age, thin, fair, and delicate. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

I am a favourite with the hermit ladies and have leave to bring anyone to afternoon tea — especially nice young men. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Ha, ha!’ — here the young devil laughed till the trees and rocks rang again. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Robert Louis Stevenson Now, if this had been a young lassie, or onyways bonnie, she would never have heard tell of my stomach, Davie. But aince they’re too old to be seeking joes, they a’ set up to be apotecaries. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anne Bronte These young ladies are too fond of making random assertions at the expense of their friends; and you ought to be careful how you listen to them. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Edith Wharton Her wish, as usual, had been respected, and she let herself into the hushed house, put out the lights, and stole up past the door where Anne lay sleeping her last young sleep. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

He acted like the old woman who thought to make herself young again by changing her baptismal faith. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Anne Bronte The young ladies had ceased to be afraid of him, and were beginning to think him quite interesting; but the mammas were still unrelenting. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

She lived with Almayer in the little house (now sadly decaying) built originally by Lingard for the young couple. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

There was a small projection machine on the table and a young man in evening dress was fumbling with it. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

William Makepeace Thackeray But how had those two young Erows become equainted with the noble Marcus? — That is a mistry we must elucydate in a futur vollam. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

He has taken a young and handsome wife. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

George Gissing Let me beg you to appreciate the simple fact, that no young man of brains and education is nowadays an honest defender of mediaeval Christianity — the Christianity of your churches. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle We were just starting upon our return journey when a young countryman rode up, with the news that a troop of the Royal Horse were between the camp and ourselves. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins Last year, he refused to marry a young couple, both belonging to our congregation. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She was a young English girl, with blonde hair and a healthy, pretty English face and she smiled at him again with an invitation he understood, that denied the flesh even in the act of tendering it. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

E. Phillips Oppenheim And then?” The young man was becoming more and more embarrassed. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

I tucked the young lady’s arm under mine without a word, and made my way with her to the stairs. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

On a seat against the railing was a young woman dressed suitable for red automobiles, with hair the colour of an unsmoked meerschaum. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft They give a sarten number o’ young folks to the sea-things twice every year — May–Eve an’ Hallawe’en — reg’lar as cud be. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Anthony Trollope There will, of course, be some to say that a young widow should not be happy and comfortable — that she should be weeping her lost lord, and subject to the desolation of bereavement. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf Thick of waist, large of limb, and, save for her hair, fashionable in the tight modern way, she never looked like Sappho, or one of the beautiful young men whose photographs adorned the weekly papers. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

But, drat it, I was sic an awpy I wudna tak it, and he a young lord!” “Lord, indeed! are ye daft or dreamin’? Those fine folk, what were they? I’ll tell ye. Laura Silver Bell by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf Chaucer has his world; he has his young men; he has his young women. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Gaston Leroux The young girl’s extreme reserve did not at first discourage suitors; but at the end of a few years, they tired of their quest. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Hard was it to find a young fellow who could handle a flail, spade, or reaping-hook in better style, or who could go through his day’s work in a more creditable or workmanlike manner. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Henry James He watched her disappear through the trap by which she had ascended, and he felt more than ever like the young man in his American tale. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

Upon which demonstration, I saw the light-complexioned young Teuton, Heinrich Mühler, grow restless, as if he did not like it. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Andrew Lang He called up a mental picture of a ball at which he had recently been, and of a young lady to whom he had there been introduced. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang