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  • Although in the middle of Dallas, the restaurant has a Maui Beach ambiance.
  • We stayed in a small motel with charming ambiance.
  • I told him I drank it, but really I brought it out here, ’em it adds ambience.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Fredi’s music was just one way he tried to change the ambience.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • Only two intertwined sounds now intruded, and these faintly—a muffled noise embedded in the very ambience of Auschwitz and as rhythmic as the sea: the chuffing of locomotives and the remote rumble of shunting boxcars.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Didn’t he know she was creating ambiance?
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Meanwhile Sophie had begun to like the cafe ambience.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Rings by the register for impulse buyers, incense burning for ambience, plenty of ones in the register.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • It was part of the ritual, as was the rule that she fixed the entree, I did the salad or vegetable, and we lit the candles, for ambiance.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • As I was simply drinking in the ambiance in my antiquated but palatial office, I was thinking how far I had come since the lean days in law school.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift

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  • But, indifferent to the uproar, she was captivated on the spot by a paper seller who was demonstrating magic inks, red inks with an ambience of blood, inks of sad aspect for messages of condolence, phosphorescent inks for reading in the dark, invisible inks that revealed themselves in the light.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The idea that the temple, wearing its own black band, grieved for the burned-down mansion, that it yearned for a grand and invisible presence, bestowed a faintly religious ambience.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Friends of mine who had gone to "real Harvard" said that displaying one’s Harvard pedigree was "not the thing to do," as if people could tell you went to Harvard by your ambience alone.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Low in ambience but high in character, it was similar to the pier restaurants they had on Cape Cod-wooden floors scraped and scuffed by years of sandy shoes, large windows offering a view of the Atlantic Ocean, pictures of trophy fish on the walls.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • But I was also beginning to noticesomething chilly and remote in an ambiance of such conscious perfection.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It seemed even here, Roarke demanded ambiance.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Eleanor was delighted by the ambiance, a word she pronounced a little French.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The ambiance is more intense when someone throws one at you.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The Boca minidog was an important part of the alfresco ambience.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • It was packed inside with foreigners and locals who felt the ambience worth the prices.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • What do you think I’m here for, the ambience?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • It doesn’t have that Third World ambience, doesn’t smell like urine at all.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The Chinese, who make up a majority of her clientele, expect ambience, and she gives them what they pay for.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • The ambience was important, for it was vital that he stare into the eyes of the chairman when he asked questions, his own eyes ice-cold, demanding … threatening.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • These proceedings, then, occupied people’s minds, they were an essential component of the local ambiance—and even in saying that, we have not really expressed what was going on.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This means that you can get drunk, for the sake of building ambience and camaraderie (and for your own taut nerves), but still keep in mind that you haven’t done right if you don’t eventually bear him home.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Quiet as it’s kept" is also a figure of speech that is written, in this instance, but clearly chosen for how speakerly it is, how it speaks and bespeaks a particular world and its ambience.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • "Love the ambiance you’ve created tonight.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Her father-in-law’s intention, she supposed, was to create an ambience of solidity and family tradition.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • "No sweat, Shirley, they’re not giving out names, they promised me-" With the burning, immobile afternoon sun, a small soiled plot of the vast Caribbean playground came back to its own particular ambience, death receding with each application of Bain de Soleil and another rum punch.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • This would certainly have tended to remove me from the earthy, ramshackle ambience of Yetta Zimmerman’s Pink Palace and thus doubtless from the sequence of events that were in the making and compose the main reason for this story.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The ambience was Italian in all things.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • There was at least one strong similarity about Sophie’s and Wanda’s background: they had both been brought up in an ambience of rapturous Germanism.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The Reverend Entwistle, drugged with Budweiser and in bed with a woman not his wife, was basically ill-at-ease in this illicit ambience, even while asleep.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There is no ambiance of hazard here, but something so tightly repressed, so rigidly ordered, so consecrated to the adoration of restraint that you sometimes want to scream out for excess, for a single knee bent toward bad taste, for the cleansing roar of pandemonium to establish a foothold somewhere in the city But, of course, the charm of the city lies in this adherence to a severity of form.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • They dressed as if they were traveling on a fashionable ocean liner, with bustles under their silk skirts and lace gorgets and broad-brimmed hats trimmed with crinoline flowers, and the two younger women changed their entire outfits several times a day, so that they seemed to carry with them their own springlike ambience while the other passengers were suffocating in the heat.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Her departure had taken place in much the same fashion as others Hans Castorp had seen during his stay: the sleigh or carriage stopped at the ramp, driver and porter strapped down trunks, and around the main entrance were gathered sanatorium guests—both friends of the person who, whether cured or not, whether to live or to die, was returning now to the flatlands, and mere onlookers playing hooky from their rest cure to take in the ambiance.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • There in the golden spring dusk of Manhattan, in an ambience of culture and unassertive affluence from which I knew I would forever be excluded, a soirée would be commencing at the Winston Hunnicutts’, for that was the swank name with which I had christened them.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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