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  • He walked quickly around its entire circumference, running his left hand along the wall as he did so.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • In order to ensure that my claim would not be overlooked, I felt obliged to make a property mark on stones, clumps of moss, and patches of vegetation at intervals of not more than fifteen feet around the circumference of my claim.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • No one moves too far from the circumference of the fan.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The karpos’s fanged mouth unhinged, expanding to an unbelievable circumference, then closed around the cadaver’s head, and chomped it off in one bite.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • Rachel, with a ghost of the charm she must once have possessed, succeeded in drawing William, if not actually into the circle, at least to its warm circumference.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • It was a circle with a vertical line through the middle that extended beyond the circumference.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The measurements . of course . each finger and the circumference of the wrist, and the distance from the sixth nail to the index pad . so many measurements . and your preferences .
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Around the entire circumference were numbers from zero to three hundred and sixty, marking the degrees of the circle, and on the floor, walls, tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, and ceiling were labels showing their heights, widths, depths, and distances to and from each other.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • It was lying flat now, pointing toward the street, and Landis was untying a length of rope that had been looped around its circumference.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • An onion-breathed technician in a lab coat measures the distance between Werner’s temples, the circumference of his head, and the thickness and shape of his lips.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • Patch crouched by the front tire, running his hand around the circumference.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Out of the same passion for exactness that made Frank adjust his ties on the hanger so that the ends hung precisely even, we had even trekked around the circumference of the circle, pacing off the distance between the Z holes and the Y holes, and counting the lintels in the Sarsen Circle, the outermost ring of monstrous uprights.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The sky above the circumference of the jungle is tinged a uniform pink.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • A crowd materialized around every square inch of Hubert Oval’s circumference.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • At the head there was a great iron wheel, about twenty feet in circumference, with rings here and there along its edge.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • THESEUS He is no crescent, and his horns are invisible within the circumference.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The circumference is ever great.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The circumference of the central chamber increased with each successive level.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Behind it, a cylinder, six boys in circumference and two boys deep, their limbs outstretched and frozen so they couldn’t possibly be holding on to each other.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The centre and circumference of all democracy!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Now, in the late afternoon, it lay calm and smooth, a good audience for silence, a seven-mile circumference that could be traveled by slow car in twenty-five minutes.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • A circle of a few hundred feet in circumference was drawn, and each of the party took a segment for his portion.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • A decrepit chain-link fence formed an oval boundary around the circumference of the field, forcing visitors on their way to the playgrounds and picnic tables on the far side of Milam Park to take a detour around the playing area.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It was the height and circumference of a large skyscraper.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Oliver Twist’s ninth birthday found him a pale thin child, somewhat diminutive in stature, and decidedly small in circumference.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The circumference of this tunnel is so large that the curve is imperceptible-like that of the earth.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The wide circumference of an elaborate ruff, beneath his grey beard, in the antiquated fashion of King James’s reign, caused his head to look not a little like that of John the Baptist in a charger.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • It stood prominent six feet, and could not be less than sixteen in circumference.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Roran hesitated, trying to gauge Carvahall’s circumference.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He was a spry, suave and very precise general who knew the circumference of the equator and always wrote ’enhanced’ when he meant ’increased’.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • They occupied nearly the whole circumference of his field of vision.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • As mystifying as the construction of the cylinder was, however, it was the engravings around the tube’s circumference that drew Langdon’s primary focus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Her neck, its circumference no wider than a parlor-service saucer, kept bending and her chin brushed the bit of lace edging her dress.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Jace held his hands out as the Inquisitor produced a stele from some hidden pocket and proceeded to trace a Mark around the circumference of his wrists.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • But Phileas Fogg, who was not travelling, but only describing a circumference, took no pains to inquire into these subjects; he was a solid body, traversing an orbit around the terrestrial globe, according to the laws of rational mechanics.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Some flew like radiant meteors round, lighted up the mighty circumference and displayed, as by a magician’s wand, a sparkling glittering roof.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It was such a gradual movement that he discovered it only through noticing that a black mark that had been near him five minutes ago was now at the other side of the circumference.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I was smiling at the comparison when I saw the glowing light that wrapped around the circumference of the circle, joining Damien, Shaunee, Erin, and Stevie Rae.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • And now resolving to see the circumference of my little kingdom, I victualled my ship for the voyage, putting in two dozen of my barley-bread loaves, an earthen pot-full of parched rice, a little bottle of rum, half a goat, powder and shot, and two watch coats.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Mammy pulled and jerked vigorously and, as the tiny circumference of whalebone-girdled waist grew smaller, a proud, fond look came into her eyes.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • This little round table with the marble top (it’s two feet ten in circumference), I bought.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Thanks to the thousands upon thousands of cartloads of earth employed in the hillock one hundred and fifty feet in height and half a mile in circumference, the plateau of Mont-Saint-Jean is now accessible by an easy slope.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Whatever the reason, something had disturbed the dream, something was whittling away the circumference of that hole in the paper through which he saw.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • The great thing is to direct the malice to his immediate neighbours whom he meets every day and to thrust his benevolence out to the remote circumference, to people he does not know.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • In one place they found a spacious cavern, from whose ceiling depended a multitude of shining stalactites of the length and circumference of a man’s leg; they walked all about it, wondering and admiring, and presently left it by one of the numerous passages that opened into it.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Two dozen coves and inlets, each with its pleasant muddle of sailboats and summer homes, ran the circumference of San Piedro, an endless series of pristine anchorages.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Here is a billet of wood, the circumference of which is about that of the throat.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • She was now halfway around the circumference, admiring every inch of Brumidi’s The Apotheosis of Washington, which loomed directly over their heads.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Circular was the shield he held before him, hammered out of pure bronze: aye, the smith had hammered it, and riveted the plates to thick bull’s hide on golden rods rigged out to the full circumference.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Often at night a hideous form was seen wandering along the frail balustrade of carved lacework, which crowns the towers and borders the circumference of the apse; again it was the hunchback of Notre-Dame.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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