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  • It is the definitive book on selecting a college.
  • No definitive proof has been offered.
  • I have only a tentative answer, but will be definitive next week.
  • At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled—
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado

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  • There are no cars on the road, and in the pause I hear it sharply, definitively: "Samantha Emily Kingston!"
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • As a reminder, the list of paintings that are definitively being offered today can be found on pages thirty-four through ninety-six of the catalog.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • For all her talk of writing definitive surveys, for all her investigative skills, she’s no different from all the other hack journalists and stalker photographers, dying to be the first to deliver a big scoop, either on a birth: Is It Twins for Adam and Bryn?
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • As a definitively infected civilian, I’m pretty shocked.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • With the help of your x-ray vision, maybe you can definitively diagnose—
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It’s definitive."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Much more than any New Year, even the Millennium, it felt for me like something was coming to a definitive end.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The definitive work on pain, at least as we know it now.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • She was pretty definitive.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Should know something definitive later today.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • "Yes," he answers definitively.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • To make the cycle complete he planned to join the Job Corps and the Marines, wash out during both preliminary trainings, retire to the wilderness, and write a definitive confession on life in the American Corps.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • (I hadn’t then known that surliness among Jewish waiters was almost a definitive trait.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Or decide you want to build boats, or be a marine painter, or write the definitive book about the Lusitania.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She leaned up then, and kissed him, slowly and definitively, on the lips.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • ’The Eleventh Edition is the definitive edition,’ he said.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The door closed behind them with a definitive click.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The figures above, compiled by Charles Stenger, PhD, in a comprehensive study of POW statistics for the Veterans Administration, appear to be definitive.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • By then, she was just a few weeks pregnant with the baby we now considered definitively as our fourth child.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • History has never had a definitive version of the book.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The assassin, a man named Rachidi Minzele, was immediately shot and killed, taking with him the only definitive knowledge about the motives behind his deed, which spawned a confounding web of conspiracy theories.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • "Throw him off the train, is what," says Earl definitively.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • And he proceeded to inform us that his departure from England was now definitively fixed for the ensuing year.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • In a way, I suppose, you had to be there, you had to hear it, but I could tell how desperately Sanders wanted me to believe him, his frustration at not quite getting the details right, not quite pinning down the final and definitive truth.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • When I was studying for my PhD, I took something called "the theory qualifier," which I can now definitively say was the second worst thing in my life after chemotherapy.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Mirjam Pressler’s definitive edition, approved by the Anne Frank-Fonds, contains approximately 30 percent more material and is intended to give the reader more insight into the world of Anne Frank.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • This strategy is logical and definitive.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Murder rates are higher there than in the * David Hackett Fischer’s book Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways is the most definitive and convincing treatment of the idea that cultural legacies cast a long historical shadow.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • That is definitive.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I had now earned the right to pen the definitive book on the sea, and sooner or later I wanted that book to see the light of day.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Hence arises a truer measure in the definitive judgments of nations.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Over the years he’d consulted numerous doctors and undergone liver conditi batteries of medical tests but a definitive diagnosis was never forthcoming.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Under no circumstances, in other words, should you take my pronouncements on these works as definitive.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • "She’s an ugly woman," Zayd says definitively, though he can’t remember what she looks like.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • His reply was definitive.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Without definitive solutions, it’s easy to throw blame.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Rather than definitive theological identities like God, Allah, Buddha, or Jesus, the Masons use more general terms like Supreme Being or Great Architect of the Universe.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • We were able to definitively determine that Pierce Brosnan was the skinniest James Bond, Sean Connery the hairiest, and Roger Moore the most tan.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • I asked as Jamie took another definitive step backward from Mr. Cross, lifting his hand.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • In the definitive edition of W. G. Lambert and A. R. Millard these lines occur: Twelve hundred years had not yet passed When the land extended and the people multiplied, The land was bellowing like a bull, The god got disturbed with their uproar.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • For the definitive history of informed consent, see Ruth Faden and Tom Beauchamp’s A History and Theory of Informed Consent.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • "We should," she announced, definitively, "make salads."
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • He defined himself as a natural pacifist, a partisan of definitive reconciliation between Liberals and Conservatives for the good of the nation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Two rows of articles, and the triumphantly definitive "Fixed" below.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Chrysanthemums
  • It is the mode of expression of humanity which is totally renewed; it is human thought stripping off one form and donning another; it is the complete and definitive change of skin of that symbolical serpent which since the days of Adam has represented intelligence.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Never crave him; we are definitive.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
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