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  • Though the denizens of Coal hadn’t given us a second glance when we’d come through town earlier, now their heads swiveled like owls as we trudged by in single file, at gunpoint.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • She knew plenty about this forest, knew that the denizens of this place had once been faeries: gnomes, sprites, nymphs, goblins, more names than anyone could count or remember.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • These Georgia backwoodsmen—denizens, as it so happened, of that same piney coast near Brunswick where my savior Artiste had toiled and suffered and died—had made sixteen-year-old Bobby Weed one of the last and certainly one of the most memorably wiped-out victims of lynch justice the South was to witness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He’s quite a character around New York — a denizen of Broadway.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • McCandless spoke frequently to the denizens of the Slabs about his plans for Alaska.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The small denizens of the wilderness hardly took pains to move out of her path.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He was well known to the sallow denizens of the lane; for such of them as were on the look-out to buy or sell, nodded, familiarly, as he passed along.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Maybe she’d end up spending the summer on some bench where she’d feed the pigeons like some of the weirder denizens of Central Park.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The scene of the poem is the spiritual world, of which we are members even while still denizens mu the world of time.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • —Though this fish, whose loud sonorous breathing, or rather blowing, has furnished a proverb to landsmen, is so well known a denizen of the deep, yet is he not popularly classed among whales.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • One detail, which we must not omit, is that he possessed a physical strength which was not approached by a single one of the denizens of the galleys.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When we thought of the new planet–Earth, so dry, so varied, and filled with such violent, destructive denizens we could barely imagine them–our horror was sometimes overshadowed by our excitement.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Others will follow, others will outstrip me on the same lines; and I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous, and independent denizens.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The denizens of the forest cannot, of course, expect to participate in the refinements of the land of the Free.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But whenever the Nautilus drew near the surface, those denizens of the Mediterranean I could observe most productively belonged to the sixty–third genus of bony fish.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • When she reached the foot of Everest with the rest of Fischer’s group in early April, her Pile of luggage included stacks of press clippings about herself to hand out to the other denizens of Base Camp.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • —in whose tones, even, denizens of the five great divisions of Europe could recognise nothing familiar!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • I was what Mommy called a "Little Kid," one of five young’uns, microscopic dots on the power grid of the household, thus fit to be tied, tortured, tickled, tormented, ignored, and commanded to suffer all sorts of indignities at the hands of the "Big Kids," who didn’t have to go to bed early, didn’t believe in the tooth fairy, and were appointed denizens of power by Mommy, who of course wielded ultimate power.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • "With mankind," he would say, "forms, measured forms are everything; and that is the import couched in the story of Orpheus with his lyre spell-binding the wild denizens of the wood."
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The denizens were all enjoying the usual afternoon nap of an hour or so which the exceedingly early hours kept in summer-time rendered a necessity.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Know then for sure, the coursers of the sun Not many times shall run their race, before Thou shalt have given the fruit of thine own loins In quittance of thy murder, life for life; For that thou hast entombed a living soul, And sent below a denizen of earth, And wronged the nether gods by leaving here A corpse unlaved, unwept, unsepulchered.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • The loud, tremendous sneering of the mother brought the denizens of the Rum Alley tenement to their doors.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Because I hadn’t gained any weight that I know of, although I must admit I don’t go running to the scale every day like some denizens of the gym around here.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • A pleasant land it is in sooth of murmuring waters, fishful streams where sport the gurnard, the plaice, the roach, the halibut, the gibbed haddock, the grilse, the dab, the brill, the flounder, the pollock, the mixed coarse fish generally and other denizens of the aqueous kingdom too numerous to be enumerated.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It’s you who encourage the denizens not to change.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "Why shouldn’t I have a bonfire on the Fifth of November, like other denizens of the heath?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He saw that his destiny lay not with these, but among the manual toilers in the shabby purlieu which he himself occupied, unrecognized as part of the city at all by its visitors and panegyrists, yet without whose denizens the hard readers could not read nor the high thinkers live.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • …quarters in the woods, without the knowledge of his master, and ineffectually smelled at old fox burrows and woodchucks’ holes; led perchance by some slight cur which nimbly threaded the wood, and might still inspire a natural terror in its denizens;—now far behind his guide, barking like a canine bull toward some small squirrel which had treed itself for scrutiny, then, cantering off, bending the bushes with his weight, imagining that he is on the track of some stray member of the…
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • His first offering is a Beethoven cello sonata, and this drab concrete corner of downtown Los Angeles, with its nearby settlement of bug-bitten denizens and moving clouds of noxious vehicle exhaust, is transformed into a place of lilting repose.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • …dust under the blazing blue sky, and surrounded by this circle of crouching and gesticulating monstrosities,—some almost human save in their subtle expression and gestures, some like cripples, some so strangely distorted as to resemble nothing but the denizens of our wildest dreams; and, beyond, the reedy lines of a canebrake in one direction, a dense tangle of palm-trees on the other, separating us from the ravine with the huts, and to the north the hazy horizon of the Pacific Ocean.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • …and paradoxical, with its atmosphere at once fatal and languorous, at once feminine and steel-hard—this grim humorless yokel out of a granite heritage where even the houses, let alone clothing and conduct, are built in the image of a jealous and sadistic Jehovah, put suddenly down in a place whose denizens had created their All-Powerful and His supporting hierarchy-chorus of beautiful saints and handsome angels in the image of their houses and personal ornaments and voluptuous lives.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Another few minutes and the streets would he teeming with the denizens of Aroughs.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Serpents and slimy lizards are the only living denizens….
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Within these boundaries, Rowan may govern its own affairs and rule its denizens as it sees fit.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The denizens of Joffrey’s court had striven to outdo each other today.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • They were denizens.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Most of what he heard he’d learned in Sisterton, from Lord Godric or the denizens of the Belly of the Whale.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Squirrels and grouse, turkeys and deer, and less tame denizens of the forest grew more abundant as the travel advanced.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Only one resource remained, and that was to find some small hiding place to which the fearful denizens of the cavern could not penetrate.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • She had, too, squeamish feminine fears of hydrophobia skunks, and nameless animals or reptiles that were imagined denizens of the darkness.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • But they to him were denizens of Romance, who must keep to the corner he had assigned them, pictures that must not walk out of their frames.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • By a special urgency measure the denizens of grants in perpetuity were evicted from their graves and the exhumed remains dispatched to the crematorium.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The one can confer no privileges whatever; the other can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Lord, as hath often been said before-to stand lost and blinded in the midst of Kaniburrha, whose denizens need not to strike-and not to be afraid-I think this somewhat foolhardy.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The Sanctuary was nearly empty, just a few distant students carrying lanterns as they visited their charges in the Warming Lodge or cared for the clearing’s nocturnal denizens.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The first onslaught by the denizens of the Archipelago was meant merely to test the resistance of the allies at best, and to cut down as many of the opposing forces as they could at worst.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The branches interfered and it was darker under the trees than it had been out in the open; nevertheless he could see, prowling around the tree, the denizen that had favored him with attention.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • The kitchen, Sophie’s kitchen, for she was dominant over all the other "denizens of the kitchen", as we called them in the Hyde Park Gate News, was directly beneath our night nursery.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • They shouted angrily, as righteous in their outrage as churchgoers might be outraged at a filthy and drunken denizen of the streets who staggered into their service to sag against the chancel rail and vomit on the sanctuary floor.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Guenhwyvar was often taken on raids with Masoj, whether against enemy drow houses or other denizens of the underworld.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
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