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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Across a staggeringly expansive plaza, the imposing facade of the Louvre rose like a citadel against the Paris sky.
  • Not even the million square feet of open plaza between the museum wings could challenge the majesty of the facade’s breadth.
  • Constructed in warm ocher marble to be compatible with the honey-colored stone of the Louvre facade above, the subterranean hall was usually vibrant with sunlight and tourists.
  • A squat citadel with a giant, neon equal-armed cross emblazoned atop its facade.
  • Resembling an enormous metal brick, the edifice sat back from the road with a fifteen-foot-tall, neon, equilateral cross glowing over its facade.
  • Pulling his driver’s cap down farther, he effected as rough a facade as his cultured upbringing would allow.
  • The coarse facade stood in stark juxtaposition to the immaculately landscaped gardens and glassy pond.
  • A dramatic, circular edifice with a daunting facade, a central turret, and a protruding nave off one side, the church looked more like a military stronghold than a place of worship.
  • Out the right-hand window, south across the Seine and Quai Voltaire, Langdon could see the dramatically lit facade of the old train station—now the esteemed Musée d’Orsay.

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  • Beneath the facade of ideology was an individual who wanted absolute power.
  • "Yesterday’s news," I tell Lucky, keeping up the cool facade I always do.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry

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