THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.


Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Next’.


I hope by next summer to have done with my tedious work.

From ‘The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin’, by Charles Darwin.


“I dare say Mr Bingley will dance with you at the next ball.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.


“You fled to the Continent with your plunder the next morning!”

From ‘The Moonstone’, by Wilkie Collins.


The next day produced little or no alteration in the state of the patient.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


“Well, Colonel Fitzwilliam, what do I play next? My fingers wait your orders.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.


The village head-man told Mowgli that he would have to go out with the buffaloes next day, and herd them while they grazed.

From ‘The Jungle Book’, by Rudyard Kipling.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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I summoned strength to ask what had caused this calamity.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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