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  • On one side of her, a torch-juggler has amassed a large crowd, and on the other, a Tribal Kehanni spins her tales, her voice rising and swooping like a bird in flight.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • His bed wasn’t made, there were clothes amassed in a corner, and several dirty plates were piled on his side table.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Across the bridge and ten blocks southwest is the old courthouse where several infesteds have amassed a small arsenal of automatic weapons and grenade launchers, as well as FIM92 Stinger missiles, according to the Wonderland profile of one infested captured in Operation Li’l Bo Peep.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • It was strength amassed through giving.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • I had amassed a lot of money by the end of that year—half a million rupees each from the prime minister, the chief minister of Punjab, the chief minister of our province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Sindh government.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • What made me finally recognize the indifferent cruelty of my own past wasn’t the constraints put on me by the U.S. government, nor the debt I had amassed for legal fees, nor the fact that I could not be with the man I loved.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Situated in the coastal plain of southwest Alabama, the fertile, rich black soil of the area attracted white settlers from the Carolinas who amassed very successful plantations and a huge slave population.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I kept these little bags under my bunk in the cabin, and by the end of September I had amassed such a formidable collection that there was not room for them all and they had begun to spill out on the floor and get underfoot.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • By the time dinner was ready, Denna had amassed a small mountain of firewood.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • They’ve had centuries to amass fortunes, acquire property, build armies .
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • But I can’t stop myself from amassing more and more material.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Still, MIT had amassed 48 points, putting them in first place.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Each piece is registered in huge organizational folios that have taken centuries to amass.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • His glasses were thick, his hair was disheveled and wildly amassed on a narrow, strikingly intelligent head.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • For her, it amounted to a full-time job: visiting stationers and florists, researching caterers and vendors, amassing fabric swatches and boxes of petit-four and cake samples, fretting and repeatedly asking me to help her choose between virtually identical shades of ivory and lavender on a color chart, co-ordinating a series of "girly-girl" sleepovers with her bridesmaids and a "boys’ weekend" for me (organized by Platt?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And built her strength, amassed her power.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Maybe if she amasses $4,000, her brother Marco will help her invest it in Honduras.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The Watanabes enjoyed a privileged life, having amassed riches through ownership of Tokyo’s Takamatsu Hotel and other real estate and mines in Nagano and Manchuria.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • His interest rates were outrageous, and little by little he began amassing more land and property as people defaulted on their loans.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Some years ago he loved a young Russian lady of moderate fortune, and having amassed a considerable sum in prize-money, the father of the girl consented to the match.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The training session was shorter than the first, but it was still long enough for Eragon to amass a new collection of bruises.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "Our only chance to amass an army is now," Doppel continued.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • By the 1300s, the Vatican sanction had helped the Knights amass so much power that Pope Clement V decided that something had to be done.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • My father and grandfather built up the Community National Bank just to amass a fortune for themselves.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Nightfall came, and forced the hunters to quit-that, and lack of space, for they had amassed as many bottles as the car could contain.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • But he has amassed a colossal fortune on the stock market and has invested in solid companies.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • But I amassed 300 images of my family, students and colleagues, along with dozens of offbeat illustrations that could make a point about childhood dreams.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Seven years, then, my sojourn lasted there, and I amassed a fortune, going about among the openhanded Egyptians.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • As soon as his engagement with the patron of The Young Amelia ended, he would hire a small vessel on his own account—for in his several voyages he had amassed a hundred piastres—and under some pretext land at the Island of Monte Cristo.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The brotherhood kept the design secret, allegedly planning to reveal it only when they had amassed enough power to resurface and carry out their final goal.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • For many years he had had voluptuous dreams of marriage, but he had gone on waiting and amassing money.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • The immense plunder which this villain had amassed, was buried with him in the sea, and out of the whole only one sheep was saved.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Among the audience there was a wealthy retired merchant, who was somewhat of a usurer, named M. Geborand, who had amassed two millions in the manufacture of coarse cloth, serges, and woollen galloons.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The treasure trove of magical knowledge amassed by our ancestors must be guarded, replenished and polished by those who have been called to the noble profession of teaching.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • I learned from her that Szalas had been collecting money for me all over Warsaw, and since no one would grudge it when a man’s life was to be saved, he had amassed a handsome sum.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • In short, the Ancient Mysteries refer to a body of secret knowledge that was amassed long ago.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The boys were all eaten up with envy—but those that suffered the bitterest pangs were those who perceived too late that they themselves had contributed to this hated splendor by trading tickets to Tom for the wealth he had amassed in selling whitewashing privileges.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I was beyond fury at this little creature, who had spoiled my chances at amassing a fortune of pink clay.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Lilly: I wonder how much of that fortune was amassed by taking advantage of the sweat of the common laborer.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • I dove into studying the conchological treasures amassed inside the glass cases.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Nor did he think it was likely that a desert mouse would have amassed more than a few mouthfuls of food.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • After that, Zeus gave power into the hands of Pylians, and we pursued our enemy through all the great plain, taking many lives, , amassing their fine armor, till we brought our horses to the grainland, Bouprasion.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • As attorneys for the deceased it is our pleasant duty to inform you that your brother through industry and judgment amassed a considerable fortune, which in land, securities, and cash is well in excess of one hundred thousand dollars.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • He amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of climbing and combed the Bay Area’s used-book stores for nineteenth-century accounts of mountaineering derring-do.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • You are not a Vanderbilt, whose fortune was made by a vulgar tugboat captain, or a Rockefeller, whose wealth was amassed through unscrupulous speculations in crude petroleum; or a Reynolds or Duke, whose income was derived from the sale to the unsuspecting public of products containing cancer-causing resins and tars; and you are certainly not an Astor, whose family, I believe, still lets rooms.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As a marauding band amasses dead bodies, it gathers strength.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • She did not have enough money to buy a return ticket, and at any rate, she knew in her bones, she could not return to her family in Japan—her parents had sold her and paid a percentage to the deceitful baishakunin who had assured them that Hisao had amassed great wealth during his years in America.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It was eight-thirty and, finally done with the academic cocktail party, we were amassed in the client’s driveway, waiting to leave.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • When her dad and mom divorced back in the third grade, he’d left town with his new girlfriend, selling off most of the property he’d amassed in town while working as a developer.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
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