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  • line of demarcation between North and South Korea
  • The conclusion which I am warranted in drawing from these observations is, that a mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits of the several departments, is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.
    James Madison  --  Federalist Papers
  • For those were times when there was no rigid demarcation of rank between the farmer and the respectable artisan,
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • There was a sharp line of demarcation between the weathered, mottled brown skin of his arms, where the rolled-up sleeves of his shirt stopped, and the milk-white skin of his shoulders and back.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • "I’ll tell you what the problem is, mate," said Majikthise, "demarcation, that’s the problem!"
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Devils Thumb demarcates the Alaska-British Columbia border east of Petersburg, a fishing village accessible only by boat or plane.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "It would be curious to try to formulate the line of demarcation," said Dr. Ferris, in the tone of an idle academic remark.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Moving warily, he scrambled back down the slope of the roof on his hands and knees past the line of demarcation where the fresh green Bird shingles gave way to the section of roof he had just finished clearing.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Moreover, their line of demarcation is so clear that abreast of the Carolinas, the Nautilus’s spur cut the waves of the Gulf Stream while its propeller was still churning those belonging to the ocean.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The strict demarcation between the whites and Mexicans in some areas appeared to be breaking down.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running

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  • She was waiting on the porch—a patient, beaten creature without sex demarcation at all save the neat screw of graying hair and the skirt—when the buggy drove up.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Surrounded by the voracity of nature, Aureliano and Amaranta Ursula continued cultivating the oregano and the begonias and defended their world with demarcations of quicklime, building the last trenches in the age-old war between man and ant.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The line of demarcation was so marked between information willingly supplied and politely declined that the latter ceased to stir resentment, except fitfully from Mallinson.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • The others refuse the ’presentation,’ refuse the seductive safe harbor; the line of demarcation between…them and us.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • The desk had become a point of division and demarcation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • And again, as she soon discovered, the line of demarcation and stratification between the rich and the poor in Lycurgus was as sharp as though cut by a knife or divided by a high wall.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …that the human organism, normally capable of sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved impossible that…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The rebellious sadness that was rather too apparent when she sat indoors without a bonnet was cloaked and softened by her outdoor attire, which always had a sort of nebulousness about it, devoid of harsh edges anywhere; so that her face looked from its environment as from a cloud, with no noticeable lines of demarcation between flesh and clothes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • …except calm, who to him did not even have a name yet who was somehow so closely related to him as to be the owner of the one spot on earth where he had ever seen his mother weep; —returned, crossed that strange threshold, that irrevocable demarcation, not led, not dragged, but driven and herded by that stern implacable presence, into that gaunt and barren household where his very silken remaining clothes, his delicate shirt and stockings and shoes which still remained to remind him of…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • …which its walls rested without interspace; a simple citizen of Combray, who might have had her number in the street had the streets of Combray borne numbers, and at whose door one felt that the postman ought to stop on his morning rounds, before going into Mme. Loiseau’s and after leaving M. Rapin’s, there existed, for all that, between the church and everything in Combray that was not the church a clear line of demarcation which I have never succeeded in eliminating from my mind.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Kerenyi Lajos is with the other Hungarians beyond the demarcation line.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Fundidora, was quick to remind complacent or forgetful employees of the fragile demarcation between life and death.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • In the chaos of defeat, the demarcations between Germany and Austria had not faded, and each jealously guarded what remained to it.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Along the lower line of cheek and jaw was a clear demarcation, where the brown of tanned skin met the white that had been hidden from the sun.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The wall itself extended in both directions, curving around the hill below the villas’ balconies, at once demarcation and protection.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The canyon widened; there was a clear demarcation where the red walls gave place to yellow; the brook showed no outlet from its subterranean channel.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • The line of demarcation between the two colours, black and blue, showed the point which the pure sea would not pass; but it lay as quiet as the abominable pool, with which it never mixed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Off to the side, Corinthian pillars flattened into the wall demarcated three "chapels" which were nothing more than recesses, each with a rail for private prayer and a place to light candles.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The conclusion which I am warranted in drawing from these observations is, that a mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits of the several departments, is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • For those were times when there was no rigid demarcation of rank between the farmer and the respectable artisan, and on the home hearth, as well as in the public house, they might be seen taking their jug of ale together; the farmer having a latent sense of capital, and of weight in parish affairs, which sustained him under his conspicuous inferiority in conversation.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • …the British and Irish heritages; but surely every dweller in the country must hope that the governments involved in its governance can devise institutions which will allow that partition to become a bit more like the net on a tennis court, a demarcation allowing for agile give-and-take, for encounter and contending, prefiguring a future where the vitality that flowed in the beginning from those bracing words "enemy" and "allies" might finally derive from a less binary and altogether…
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • …and women, their probity, and their second thought, and wiles; the wiles of innocence, and the transitions by which virtues and vices slide into their contraries: he could divide the mother’s part from the father’s part in the face of the child, or draw the fine demarcations of freedom and of fate: he knew the laws of repression which make the police of nature: and all the sweets and all the terrors of human lot lay in his mind as truly but as softly as the landscape lies on the eye.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Demarcating the Nepal-Tibet border, towering more than 12,000 feet above the valleys at its base, Everest looms as a three-sided pyramid of gleaming ice and dark, striated rock.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • L. of G.’s Purport Not to exclude or demarcate, or pick out evils from their formidable masses (even to expose them,) But add, fuse, complete, extend—and celebrate the immortal and the good.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Few in Monterrey had watches or clocks, so time was demarcated by sunrises, sunsets and factory whistles.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Nothing demarcated the infield from the outfield, and the lines were clearly not straight or perpendicular where they should have been, but it was a baseball field-of that there was no doubt.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • There came a time when he could just trace the line of demarcation between the part of her face once hidden by a mask and that left exposed to wind and sun.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • "We demand," yelled Vroomfondel, "that demarcation may or may not be the problem!"
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The fires that swept through my old neighborhood that summer swept through me, cutting deep lines, as it swept through America, turning it toward its greatest fears and hardest questions; demarcating the long-glossed-over class and national differences which have historically divided the country.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
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