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  • publishes a regularly updated compendium of mistakes reported in the news media.
  • ...Richard Rorty is correct that "moral progress is a matter of wider and wider sympathy. It is not a matter of rising above the sentimental to the rational"... For aid in developing these capacities Rorty looks to literature, to him a compendium of images and narratives designed to widen our sympathies by moving us.
    Richard A. Posner
  • The book is called A Concise Compendium of Clinical Pathology.
  • Compared to the Yamacraw children, everyone I brought to the island was a compendium of ideas and experience, and the one transcendent problem of all who came to the classroom was the intelligent condensation and control of the material they wished to present.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • I had abominable dreams—which seemed to be a compendium of all the tales of Edgar Allan Poe: myself being split in twain by monstrous mechanisms, drowned in a whirling vortex of mud, being immured in stone and, most fearsomely, buried alive.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Goldstein was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • There is no one, not even the hermetics, who does not find in the symbols of the grand portal a satisfactory compendium of their science, of which the Church of Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie was so complete a hieroglyph.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Baby shifted her knees about—she was a compendium of all the discontented women who had loved Byron a hundred years before, yet, in spite of the tragic affair with the guards’ officer there was something wooden and onanistic about her.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Fernanda was scandalized that she did not understand the relationship of Catholicism with life but only its relationship with death, as if it were not a religion but a compendium of funeral conventions.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Few, however, were able to acquire a compendium, for they were exceedingly rare and those who already owned them almost never parted with them willingly.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr

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  • The countless stories Homer’s audiences knew came from all over the Greek world and were not consolidated in a single, consistent, and authoritative mythological compendium.11 Homer not only selects stories but retells them with different details and emphases to suit different contexts.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • And the myths—for example, the myths assembled by Ovid in his great compendium, the Metamorphoses—recount again and again the shocking transformations that take place when the insulation between a highly concentrated power center and the lower power field of the surrounding world is, without proper precautions, suddenly taken away.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • At Rowan, every student receives a book, a compendium detailing the habits and behaviors of known enemies.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Although it was hardly an original idea, he had not appreciated the value of such a compendium until very recently.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Aglaya’s husband was to be a compendium of all the virtues, and of all success, not to speak of fabulous wealth.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • I have searched in vain at the book-sellers for "How to Learn American in Three Weeks" or some similar compendium.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • She now seemed inclined to take a purely critical view of Madame de Cintre, and wished to have it understood that she did not in the least answer for her being a compendium of all the virtues.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • (historic), Expel that Pain (medic), Infant’s Compendium of the Universe (cosmic), Let’s All Chortle (hilaric), Canvasser’s Vade Mecum (journalic), Loveletters of Mother Assistant (erotic), Who’s Who in Space (astric), Songs that Reached Our Heart (melodic), Pennywise’s Way to Wealth (parsimonic).
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Tactics assignments would be taken from the Rowan Compendium of Known.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • He went to his bookcase to retrieve his Rowan Compendium of Known Enemies.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The Jade Compendium.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • In a burst of self-directed fury, he threw the Compendium across the room with all the force he could muster.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • The Jade Compendium.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • LENA HAD GRABBED Professor Gurshelfs Illustrated Atlas of the World — Being a Compendium of Statistical, Descriptive, Chronological, Geographical, Astronomical and Political Information Respecting All the Peoples and Nations of the Earth.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • There was an advertisement for Hermes Delivery Service, and another for the All-New Compendium of L.A. Area Monsters-"The only Monstrous Yellow Pages you’ll ever need!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • A Compendium of Common Curses and their Counter-Actions… The Dark Arts Outsmarted… Self-Defensive Spellwork… wow…" She looked around at Harry, her face glowing, and he saw that the presence of hundreds of books had finally convinced Hermione that what they were doing was right.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Jade Compendium.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • He spotted an open scroll that displayed columns of words from the ancient language and recognized it as a compendium of true names similar to those he had studied in Ellesmera.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • I should not have brought so many, he told himself as he brushed the dirt off Colloquo Votar’s Jade Compendium, a thick volume of tales and legends from the east that Maester Aemon had commanded him to find.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • It was unusual, then, for Tenga to possess one such compendium, but to Eragon’s amazement, he saw six others throughout the room, in addition to writings on subjects ranging from history to mathematics to astronomy to botany.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • And on the chance that Henry hadn’t come to his senses, Vlad desperately needed to read through the Compendium of Conscientiaand see just what lay in store for him and his drudge.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • Ronin’s note had been brief but was relatively clear; "RCOKE" clearly stood for Max’s Rowan Compendium of Known Enemies.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • I never read about one in the compendiums.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Please work hard to memorize Elysian code, and immediately begin your studies of the Compendium of Conscientia.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • I’m certain you are as excited as I am that you will begin this journey of understanding, as knowing Elysian code will open up worlds to you, and you will be able to study the Compendium of Conscientia—a book traditionally passed down from vampire to vampire since before time existed.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • Everything," said Max, reciting from Rowan’s compendiums.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Then finally, once his heart had completed its explosion, throwing shards of itself up against the walls of his rib cage, he choked out, "I read something about releasing a drudge in the Compendium of Conscientia.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
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