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  • Money in the bank account accrues interest.
  • And if there’s no ingress or egress—no valve through which may be vented the various pressures that accrue naturally in a closed temporal system—"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • And in kind there is a gradual and accruing recognition of one’s face, of being, as far as anyone can recall, from around here.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Six weeks’ accrued vacation.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • I have a few years of leave accrued.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Then there were other benefits accruing to Marija from this friendship—benefits of a more substantial nature.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Wisdom accrued.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • She would gather all of the accrued letters to her mother, stuff them into one envelope, and use just a tiny portion of the washing and ironing money to mail it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He himself carefully scanned each face, appraising the possibilities of establishing intimacy with each of those present, and the advantages that might accrue.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I began to grow melancholy and restless; continually prying into my mind, to discover which of its poor properties were gone, and what degree of detriment had already accrued to the remainder.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • Little by little a force had accrued, as secret and silent as interest in a bank account.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • If you accrued 100,000 points, you got a shotgun.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • What I want is, that you should write to your sisters and tell them of the fortune that has accrued to them.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I couldn’t help but think, as I watched him, of the barrels of toxic fluids that had accrued behind Hal’s bike shop where the scrub lining the railroad tracks had offered local companies enough cover to dump a stray container or two.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The women’s feet had swollen to fill the discarded men’s shoes they wore, and they washed their arms at the well to dislodge dirt and splinters that had accrued to them as part of the day’s pickings.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Does this mean I’d be subjected to his rule? …. If I continue to accrue loyalties and allegiances at this pace, I’ll be incapacitated before long-unable to do anything without breaking some oath!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • You needed your luck, and whatever benefits accrued to the diligent, through sheer, grinding hard work.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "What?" replied Samson; "why, as soon as he has found the history which he is now searching for with extraordinary diligence, he will at once give it to the press, moved more by the profit that may accrue to him from doing so than by any thought of praise."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But above all other benefits accruing, I had learned something.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • What earthly benefit can accrue from such a crime-even in the most diseased imagination?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • But each shift, and the dollars accruing in his Bank of America account, brought Mortenson closer to the day he could resume construction of the Korphe School.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Thou art a saucy groom," said the robber, "but of that anon. How comes thy master by this gold? is it of his inheritance, or by what means hath it accrued to him?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • And they anticipated some of the flash and crowd-pleasing fervor that would accrue, not too many years later, to Elvis, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind;—but when a beginning is made—when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt—it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • This patriarch now presented himself before Hepzibah, clad in an old blue coat, which had a fashionable air, and must have accrued to him from the cast-off wardrobe of some dashing clerk.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • If a man had stolen a pound in his youth and had used that pound to amass a huge fortune how much was he obliged to give back, the pound he had stolen only or the pound together with the compound interest accruing upon it or all his huge fortune?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • So far, I’d only accrued a few friends’her, Nate, Gervais, as well as Jamie, who sent me more messages than anyone’although I had lots of photos, including a couple Nate had sent of him at his new job, lifeguarding at a pool near his mom’s house.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • An understanding of what such domination would mean, and of the disadvantages accruing from her rejection of it, was brought home to Lily with increasing clearness during the early weeks of the winter.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Only when we began to make cautious overtures to each other did any of the system’s mystique accrue to us.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Or else the precedent Monarch, hath not at all taken order for such Tuition; And then the Law of Nature hath provided this sufficient rule, That the Tuition shall be in him, that hath by Nature most interest in the preservation of the Authority of the Infant, and to whom least benefit can accrue by his death, or diminution.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The injury which he must thus do to Mr Western, and the concern which would accrue to Mr Allworthy, were circumstances that tormented him all day, and haunted him on his pillow at night.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • More importantly, Kassad would have accrued a time-debt of at least eighteen standard months and whatever controversy surrounded him might well be over by that time.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • ’property’—accrue—demise!
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Even though, as I have pointed out, he had known approximately two hundred women (plus the considerable lot that had accrued during his days as a window washer), he had yet to be faced with a woman who was taller than he was, squinted at him, and fingered his anus.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • …informed of the invitation, Mrs. Dashwood, persuaded that such an excursion would be productive of much amusement to both her daughters, and perceiving through all her affectionate attention to herself, how much the heart of Marianne was in it, would not hear of their declining the offer upon HER account; insisted on their both accepting it directly; and then began to foresee, with her usual cheerfulness, a variety of advantages that would accrue to them all, from this separation.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Lapses and failures could carelessly accrue over several days: a broom improperly stowed, a blanket folded with its label facing up, a starched collar in infinitesimal disarray, the bed castors not lined up and pointing inward, walking back down the ward empty-handed—all silently noted, until capacity was reached and then, if you had not read the signs, the wrath would come down as a shock.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • ’Why, then you may rouse my indignation or wound my pride,’ rejoined Nicholas; ’but you will not break my rest; for if the scene were acted over again, I could take no other part than I have taken; and whatever consequences may accrue to myself from it, I shall never regret doing as I have done—never, if I starve or beg in consequence.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • For decidedly at times, and especially since this latest crisis had developed, his manner, because of Sondra and the Griffiths and what he felt to be the fatal effect of all this on his dreams here, was sufficient to make plain that love was decidedly dead, and that he was not thinking nearly so much of the meaning of her state to her, as he was of its import to him, the injury that was most certain to accrue to him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He walked to the top of a rise and crouched and watched the day accrue.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Vacations don’t accrue until the second year.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • It’s been accruing while you’ve been away.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • His accent was faintly British, the years in America having softened it, but without accruing any jarring American inflections.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • For the most part, their armor protected them from cuts, but it did not protect them from lumps and bruises, of which they accrued many.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Another advantage accruing from this ingredient in the constitution of the Senate is, the additional impediment it must prove against improper acts of legislation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • In aristocratic countries the great possess immense privileges, upon which their pride rests, without seeking to rely upon the lesser advantages which accrue to them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • He knew the praise was premature, but the banquet hinted at the greater glory that would accrue to him at fair’s end, provided of course the exposition met the world’s elaborate expectations.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The nation is lulled by the temporary prosperity which accrues to it, until it is roused to a sense of its own misery.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • …available capital, and having convinced them that Colonel Crawley would prefer a perpetual retirement on the Continent to a residence in this country with his debts unsettled; having proved to them that there was no possibility of money accruing to him from other quarters, and no earthly chance of their getting a larger dividend than that which she was empowered to offer, she brought the Colonel’s creditors unanimously to accept her proposals, and purchased with fifteen hundred…
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • 26 Now I will do nothing but listen, To accrue what I hear into this song, to let sounds contribute toward it.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • of Belleville, N.J., which sum she is to receive …." It went on and on, finally stating that if he died she was to receive "all proceeds" accruing to the company, "both gross and net."
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
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