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  • I appealed to Boney now, Detective Rhonda Boney with the sympathetic air that seemed at least partly authentic.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I’m trying for the authentic camping experience."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • It’s a good laugh, authentic, unforced; I like it, but I am feverish.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • We would speak for half an hour or forty-five minutes in Urdu, even though we are both Pashtun, as the blog was to appear in Urdu and he wanted the voice to be as authentic as possible.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • The production was so popular that national and international tours were organized to provide an authentic presentation of the fictional story to audiences everywhere.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It was already dark, and I begun to There is no authentic report of wolves ever having killed a human being in the Canadian North; although there must have been times when the temptation was well-nigh irresistible.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • On September second, Shin Hoo’s Restaurant, specializing in authentic Chinese cuisine, held its grand opening.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I wanted to go there because I had never before tried authentic, that is to say echt, Jewish cuisine and also because—well, When in Flatbush .
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They have the lace collars, the puffed sleeves, the sashes I remember; many of them are in plaid, the authentic somber blood-lit colors, dark greens with a stripe of red, dark blues, black.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • All I could say for sure of authentic Highland games is that they were played for keeps.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Very authentic-sounding.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • To my astonishment, the thing had an authentic look.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The person that Louie had become was not, he knew, his authentic self.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I may not agree with all or even most of the tribal traditions, but it seems to me that, out there, people live more authentic lives.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • A 1999 human rights report said that migrants trying to make it through Chiapas face "an authentic race against time and death."
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But what is authentic about it, I keep asking Anatole.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He arranged dining and funeral lodge meetings, enrolled new members, and busied himself uniting various lodges and acquiring authentic charters.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • We were struck with the fact, that in all the mass of material of which the record is composed, there is hardly one authentic document.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • These are authentic Jurassic ferns, of course.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The head-dress is authentic.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It was short but brimming with authentic grief and love.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • (As for Elfie, she lived out the rest of her days at the Trivandrum Zoo.) One zoo asked for "an authentic Brahmin cow" for their children’s zoo.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Comrade Ogilvy, who had never existed in the present, now existed in the past, and when once the act of forgery was forgotten, he would exist just as authentically, and upon the same evidence, as Charlemagne or Julius Caesar.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Your credentials seemed authentic.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A video camera overhead was aimed directly at them, and Langdon had the feeling that this camera, unlike those at the Louvre, was authentic.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She wished he had signed it, not because she wanted to know his name, but so it would look more authentic—otherwise somebody might think she bought it herself.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • We had so much fun at dinner—authentic Mexican cuisine, the real deal.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • This is authentic.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I could hear the authentic sorrow in her voice, and I paused, unable to sum up the last couple of years into a single statement.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • He did not notice much about the apartment, beyond remembering that it was simple, very clean and smartly modest, that it contained a great number of books and very few pictures, but these authentic and precious.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Therefore you must not, in every case at least, take the higgledy-piggledy whale statements, however authentic, in these extracts, for veritable gospel cetology.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A very authentic-looking smile spread across his face, but I guessed it took a lot of work to put it there.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Are those authentic?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • You felt that an argument might begin again any time; in fact it had: out of the Dean’s Residence, a pure and authentic Colonial house, there now sprouted an ell with a big bare picture window.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • His tall, slender figure had an air of distinction, too authentic to be modern, and he moved as if he had a cape floating behind him in the wind.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Scarlett had received too many ardent love letters herself not to recognize the authentic note of passion when she saw it.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • But here—if we suppose this interview betwixt Mistress Hibbins and Hester Prynne to be authentic, and not a parable—was already an illustration of the young minister’s argument against sundering the relation of a fallen mother to the offspring of her frailty.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • It was very good for me, because I saw a lot of authentic backgrounds for made-up stories which I will write later on.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Since the first piece of news is certainly authentic, the second- though it may seem fantastic-must at least quicken her interest in any stranger who appears.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Some things in this room are authentic, some are not.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Thanks to the sedatives, so much of this seemed unreal-as if she were walking on the spongy floor of a dream-but the moment she thought of Matt, it became authentic and raw.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I also learned about ubuntu—the Xhosa word for humanity—and the power of authentic leadership as exhibited by giants like Nelson Mandela and a thousand other self-sacrificing visionaries who had managed the unforeseen transition from apartheid to democracy without a bloodbath.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • But our involuntary expressive system is in many ways even more important: it is the way we have been equipped by evolution to signal our authentic feelings.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • How the head centre got away, authentic version.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • As the countries conquered by the Red Army gradually became more firmly caught in the stranglehold of their liberators, the nomenklatura of Eastern Europe in general were unable to tolerate such authentic eyewitness accounts as this book.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • He was completely civil, and in such an authentic way, I felt it was his real nature and not just a veneer to please the customer—the way I had seen it in the stores in New Orleans.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Language, behavior, ideas, ways of expression and authentic imaginations—as well as books—have been censored.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Her arm was studded with pale brown lumps, gnarled and authentic.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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