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  • When she lost her job, it threw their lives into disarray.
  • his face unshaven, his clothes in disarray
  • the disarray in the Palestinian territories
  • It had been represented to them that the disarray into which society had been thrown by this deplorable affair made their presence in town more necessary than ever.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence

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  • The Commandant probably won’t even notice if I’m five seconds late, but she will notice if the tray is in disarray.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Bella remembered that her face was covered in soot, her hair was in total disarray, her shirtwaist was stained ash gray.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • "I waited to do something because, I mean, she’s obviously not with a friend," I said, pointing at the disarray in the living room.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • A thin stick of a man, he was bare-chested under the blanket, his hair in wild disarray, his eyes round and wide.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • About the whole place there was the sense of a dwindling, the feeling you get when you enter a house people are moving out of, an alarming spareness and disarray that almost seems to be the cause of the leaving, when of course it’s just the result.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It’s in a state of disarray, covers thrown aside on the bed, clutter atop the dresser.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four

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  • She jerked her thumb toward the lower bunk, where Sticky’s covers and pillows were in lumpy disarray.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I could picture the argument: Mandy’s freckles standing out sharper than usual, her frizzy gray hair in disarray, and her double chin shaking with anger; Mother still and intense, her brown curls damp from labor, the laughter gone from her eyes.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Her hair was in disarray and she patted it tentatively with just the tips of her fingers, keeping her back to him, as if she were getting ready for him.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • She stares at her feet, where my pictures lie in disarray.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • The room was in its usual disarray: papers, books, magazines, and games littered the desks and tables and spilled over onto the floor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The wrapping paper had been torn open and carelessly retied, but even through the disarray I could spot Nollie’s loving touch.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Each wore black shirts, but their jeans were in different states of disarray.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Visions of Sophie’s pathetic and disheveled agony, her total disarray, kept flashing on and off in my mind, causing my stomach to heave.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A lock of dark hair came loose and fell across his forehead in rakish disarray.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Alan saw it as a message: in death, you can hope for dignity but should expect disarray.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The girls looked in similar states of disarray as they were pulled to their feet by their escorts.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Cheerfully, she looked out into the disarray and confusion of the living room, at my dad throwing out her papers and art supplies and boxing up her books for Goodwill, a scene she probably never dreamed of, or at least I hope she didn’t.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Jenks’s escape had thrown all of my speculations into disarray.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Maybe the universe was in disarray before, but now it’s back in alignment.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • In front of her stood two familiar figures: Aline Penhallow, dressed in gear, and beside her Helen Blackthorn, her curly hair in disarray.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • They divided into factions that sought to eradicate those qualities they believed responsible for the world’s disarray.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • For a few seconds she lay in her helpless attitude and disarray.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The inside of his head seemed to be in complete disarray, as though his brain had been ransacked.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • I am Colonel Bose’s son, and not only are you rude but your uniforms are in disarray.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • By the Indian’s side, and evidently sustaining a companionship with him, stood a white man, clad in a strange disarray of civilized and savage costume.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one, before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Kronos’s army will be in disarray.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • They will throw the world into disarray.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The skeletons crumpled into a disarray of bones.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • In this disarray, he walked out on to Kyo Bridge, beside which his hospital had stood.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The force of their blows created gusts of wind that whipped their hair into tangled disarray.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • On the chairs in disarray, among those fading flowers, beneath those extinct lights, people have thought of joy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The upright typewriter now stands on the drop-leaf table, along with a wild disarray of manuscripts.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • CHAPTER 56 The disarray of the queendom didn’t lend itself to pomp and circumstance, so Alyss kept her coronation ceremony short and to the point.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • She usually let Peter’s room stand in utter pigsty disarray, but as she passed by that morning, she noticed his laundry bin.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • She was no longer the person who worried him about galoshes and colds and food, who stood in the way of most of the little pleasures he could take at home because they all involved some form of dirt, noise, or disarray.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • His room was an attic and as he thrust his head out, up and down the street there were a dozen echoes to the noise of his window sash, and heads in every kind of night disarray appeared.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • And then he bade them get the fire lit, and stalked out upon his crutch, with his hand on my shoulder, leaving them in a disarray, and silenced by his volubility rather than convinced.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Blond hair in gentle disarray, blue eyes looking at her out of a world of clean comfort.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • I patted his hair, trying to smooth the wild disarray.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The soldiers, for all their irritation, fell to laughing at the man’s disarray.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • It was Mapes, the Fremen housekeeper, her hair tumbled around her face, clothing disarrayed.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It was half-empty and the clothes were disarrayed and tumbled.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Rosemary smoothed the brief expressive disarray of her hair.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Alicia, Angelina, and Katie had all kissed Harry; Fred had him in a grip so tight Harry felt as though his head would come off In complete disarray, the team managed to make its way back to the ground.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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