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  • He began dating her on her annual two-week visits home, and although she still moved like a thirteen-year-old boy and abjured most feminine adornment, he found something so intensely feminine about her that he fell in love.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Wide silver bands that mark me as a slave adorn each wrist.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • It was white, gauzy, and light, adorned with one long stream of green and blue tulle running along the right side.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • They’d taken the frame of one of the Christmas floats and adorned it with thousands of summer blooms.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • One evening I was sitting with Nina as the dinner hour was drawing to a close, when Pop sat down with us, clad in her customized burgundy kitchen smock adorned with POP over the heart in white yarn, a la Laverne and Shirley.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • A block away was the state capitol, adorned with three banners: the American flag, the white and red state flag of Alabama, and the battle flag of the Confederacy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Or did it all happen by ordination, by the slight chance of Being, that Veronica and the rest of us have actually one strain of life, and one strain only, and that the seeming variations are but particular contours, the everyday adornments?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Kit curtsied, noting with satisfaction that this was one woman who did not despise vain adornment.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • His shoes were polished, his nails were clean, his hat was well brushed, and a white handkerchief adorned his breast pocket.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • I could drape it over the head of the china cat that adorned the mantelpiece, but if Hattie woke early, she could rescue it before anyone saw.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • In the heart of the house, where we had gathered after supper, freshly cut branches of long-needled pines lay over the fireplace mantle adorned by winding vines of winter holly and bright red Christmas berries.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • My eyes were on a level with his enormous belt buckle adorned with a large Nazi swastika.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Flower boxes adorn the windows, foaming over with geraniums.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A three-layer cake with scratch fudge frosting, adorned with piles of shaved curls of dark chocolate, was probably overkill, but I’m hoping it does its job and that they’ll notice the cake instead of me.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • A faint mist of perspiration clung to her skin like aphrodisia, little blisters of sweat adorned the dark hair of her mound.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Doric columns are the strongest and simplest, Corinthian ones are the lightest and most ornate, adorned with rows of acanthus leaves giving rise to graceful volutes and helices.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Silver bracelets adorned her arms.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I pointed at the medical paraphernalia adorning her.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The pile was topped by a flat blue bonnet of velvet, adorned with a metal badge that held a sprig of holly.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was adorned with various small domes and minarets.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • They pass around donation envelopes adorned with a drawing of a freight train.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • A modest gold rectangular sign reading mayor adorned the door frame.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Nothing adorns the wall by the third bed, as if the person who sleeps here is a visitor.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • It is the room’s only adornment.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • His eyes land on a small, circular pin that adorns her dress.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Swags of green velvet have been hung around the windows, adorned with bouquets of real holly berries.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Tall, slender cypresses adorned the driveway, along with a densely packed array of bushes of a flower I did not recognize.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He rose at thirteen minutes to one, and directed his steps towards the large hall, a sumptuous apartment adorned with lavishly-framed paintings.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • She is so altered from the woman I knew in the Capitol, stripped of the gaudy clothing, the heavy makeup, the dyes and jewelry and knickknacks she adorned her hair with.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I REACH MY street five minutes before I usually do, according to my watch—which is the only adornment Abnegation allows, and only because it’s practical.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The Penhallow ring, with its design of mountains, glinted on Helen’s finger, while the intertwined thorn pattern of the Blackthorn family ring adorned Aline’s.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Etchings of Greek temples adorned the panels, too small to be distinguished, but presenting the unmistakable columns, pediments and crumbling stone.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The sheath was wine red and smooth as glass, adorned solely by a strange black symbol etched into it.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Clary saw a girl about her own age with a smoothly shaved bald head leaning against a brown-skinned boy with dreadlocks, his face adorned with a dozen piercings.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Her long tress, artfully folded back and attached to the back of her head, was adorned with a garland of fresh jasmine flowers.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • There were also precious stones, gold masks adorned with red and white feathers, and stone statues embedded with jewels.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • The next day, being the 16th, going the same way, but farther then the day before, I found the country more adorned with woods and trees.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Yet she was meanly dressed, a coarse blue petticoat and a linen jacket being her only garb; her fair hair was plaited but not adorned: she looked patient yet sad.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • She might be fifty-five or sixty; but hers was one of those faces that time seems to touch only to brighten and adorn.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • They forgot that the frightened face and the figure could not be altered, and that however they might change the setting and adornment of that face, it would still remain piteous and plain.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Kohler took a sharp left and entered a wide hallway adorned with awards and commendations.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But now she was adorned in a beautiful white sleeveless gown that went down to her ankles, with a V-neck so low it was totally embarrassing.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • A sumptuous breakfast of bacon and fish was shortly provided, and as the boys set to work upon it, Tom recounted (and adorned) his adventures.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • At one end a ruminating tar was still further adorning it with his jack-knife, stooping over and diligently working away at the space between his legs.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Everywhere I go, upstairs or down, they all cast admiring glances at my feet, which are adorned by a pair of exceptionally beautiful (for times like these!) shoes.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine, that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence, would be adorned by her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The night was fast closing in, when he returned homeward: laden with flowers which he had culled, with peculiar care, for the adornment of the sick chamber.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Close behind the body stood Nasuada-grave, sable-cloaked, and strong in stature, though tears adorned her countenance.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Unlike the waifish, cookie-cutter blondes that adorned Harvard dorm room walls, this woman was healthy with an unembellished beauty and genuineness that radiated a striking personal confidence.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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