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  • She took copious notes.
  • The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose, and still Heathcliff laughed, and still I scolded.
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • As he paces, he mops copious quantities of sweat from his balding head with a large white towel.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Peeta takes copious notes, Haymitch volunteers information about the victors’ personalities, and slowly we begin to know our competition.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire

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  • Okonkwo sat in his obi crunching happily with Ikemefuna and Nwoye, and drinking palm-wine copiously, when Ogbuefi Ezeudu came in.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • I always made sure I was there before him, copiously marking my territory with urine so that he didn’t forget who was who and what was whose.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I prayed copiously.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The stromboli is a staple in Pennsylvania cuisine, essentially consisting of a pizza folded on itself, a bread, dairy, and meat concoction held together with copious amounts of grease, classic adolescent comfort food.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • his attention was suddenly caught by the picture ... of the lady dressed in copious fur.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • He put on a fine show—whispering with Peter, putting his hand on the boy’s arm when he got upset, taking copious notes on the direct examination and sharing them with his client.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • ...and accompanied it with copious directions how he was to walk straight up the passage, and when he got into the yard take the door up the steps on the right-hand side, and...
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Calmly, Jim put a fist into his copious and richly treasured pockets, rummaged, and held out his hand.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • It was like being in a carnival fun house, but with a copious amount of hair gel.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Copious as stars
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • ...with copious sneers.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Sister received copious amounts of mail from pacifists around the world.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • This took most of the night and required frequent returns to the tent to consume copious quantities of tea; but before dawn brought the hunters home the task was done, and I retired, somewhat exhausted, to observe results.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Chamberlin, for instance, felt: "The firemen kept at work fighting the flames — stupidly and listlessly, for they had worked hard all of Saturday night and most of Sunday, and had been enervated by the whisky, which is always copiously poured on such occasions."
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Each day Zeke would launch me, his every breath a short, swift cloud; his hands blue and copiously veined, his face as gaunt and weary as a tundra, his voice the only voice in a village unawakened.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "Thank you, you were kind," she said to me softly, in the stuffed-head-cold tones of one who has wept copiously and long.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He opened all of the books and took copious—the word "copious" here means "lots of "— notes, stopping every so often to draw a circle around some part of what Aunt Josephine had written.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • She leant forward and vomited copiously on the floor.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He’d take copious notes, creating a complete record of everything he did during the course of each day.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Sweet cordials and heavy ales were consumed in copious amounts, adding to the boisterous atmosphere.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • She didn’t know what she would do with it, save taking copious notes for the future, but she had grown unafraid.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Dinner over, we produced a bundle of pens, a copious supply of ink, and a goodly show of writing and blotting paper.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose, and still Heathcliff laughed, and still I scolded.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • There he lay, solemn and copious, vested as for the altar, his large hands loosely retaining a chalice.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • His own cauldron was issuing copious amounts of dark grey steam; Ron’s was spitting green sparks.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Plump Miss Pittypat was teetering excitedly on tiny feet, one hand pressed to her copious bosom to still her fluttering heart.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • CHAPTER IX MR. THOMAS MARVEL You must picture Mr. Thomas Marvel as a person of copious, flexible visage, a nose of cylindrical protrusion, a liquorish, ample, fluctuating mouth, and a beard of bristling eccentricity.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Even though lace required skill to make, its rarity and expense were mainly due to its central ingredient: vast, copious, mind-numbing, and deadening amounts of time.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • They made a copious feast, and all night long Akhaians with flowing hair feasted, while the Trojans and their allies likewise made a feast.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Mr O’Madden Burke, tall in copious grey of Donegal tweed, came in from the hallway.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Having described the precise situation of the office, and accompanied it with copious directions how he was to walk straight up the passage, and when he got into the side, and pull off his hat as he went into the room, Charley Bates bade him hurry on alone, and promised to bide his return on the spot of their parting.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He wept copious tears at the grief of parting.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Thy name Shall be the copious matter of my song Henceforth, and never shall my heart thy praise Forget, nor from thy Father’s praise disjoin.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • There was a loud crack and the house elf that Harry had so reluctantly inherited from Sirius appeared out of nowhere in front of the cold and empty fireplace: tiny, half human-sized, his pale skin hanging off him in folds, white hair sprouting copiously from his batlike ears.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • And that Charles’s sister’s tale-bearing tongue should be relevant to the building of a Yukon fire, was apparent only to Mercedes, who disburdened herself of copious opinions upon that topic, and incidentally upon a few other traits unpleasantly peculiar to her husband’s family.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • In a dark corner of the chapel at the gospel side of the altar a stout old lady knelt amid her copious black skirts.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • One day she took a can of stove blackening and the brush and closed herself in the bedroom where she copiously blackened her left breast with the stove polish.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Meg had an extra row of little curlpapers across her forehead, Jo had copiously anointed her afflicted face with cold cream, Beth had taken Joanna to bed with her to atone for the approaching separation, and Amy had capped the climax by putting a clothespin on her nose to uplift the offending feature.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • It was not that he was afraid of surgery; he bled people copiously like horses, and for the taking out of teeth he had the "devil’s own wrist."
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Sounds But while we are confined to books, though the most select and classic, and read only particular written languages, which are themselves but dialects and provincial, we are in danger of forgetting the language which all things and events speak without metaphor, which alone is copious and standard.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Even Hotspur, one would think, must have been patient in his slippers on a warm hearth, taking copious snuff, and sipping gratuitous brandy-and-water.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Mr. Letterblair was a widower, and they dined alone, copiously and slowly, in a dark shabby room hung with yellowing prints of "The Death of Chatham" and "The Coronation of Napoleon."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • But I confess, that, after I had been a little too copious in talking of my own beloved country, of our trade and wars by sea and land, of our schisms in religion, and parties in the state; the prejudices of his education prevailed so far, that he could not forbear taking me up in his right hand, and stroking me gently with the other, after a hearty fit of laughing, asked me, "whether I was a whig or tory?"
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • My hair grew upward, copious, covering my old mountain hunter’s scars.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • "Rosmerta?" said Professor McGonagall incredulously, but before she could go on, there was a knock on the door behind them and Professors Sprout, Flitwick, and Slughorn traipsed into the room, followed by Hagrid, who was still weeping copiously, his huge frame trembling with grief.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Within the fairy hills of Erin, the deathless Tuatha De Danaan consume the self-renewing pigs of Manannan, drinking copiously of Guibne’s ale.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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