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  • "Nick, there have been many discrepancies in this case," Betsy said in Sharon’s plummy broadcast voice.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I want to be impartial, and I thought this would be the best way to handle the discrepancy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • There had been the Olive War, the Tuna Fish Discrepancy, which almost bankrupted both nations, the Roman Rift, which did send them both into insolvency, only to be followed by the Discord of the Emeralds, in which they both got rich again, chiefly by banding together for a brief period and robbing everybody within sailing distance.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Why the discrepancy?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Our former technical sciences professor, Dr. Hauptmann, has called our attention to the discrepancy He has arranged that you will be sent to a special technology division of the Wehrmacht.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Camp Controller Harris discovered the discrepancy in the Calm Control at 05:23 the following morning, after noticing an underlying frequency that had been added without his consent.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Or, perhaps more accurately, this middle zone illustrates the fundamental discrepancy of love.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • When Rudy’s group came into the square and was instructed to halt, there was a discrepancy.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • You’ve noticed a discrepancy, surely.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • There was no place we saw any serious discrepancy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • When basketball season began, there was an inexplicable discrepancy between the number of ten-cent tickets sold and the considerably larger number of kids in the bleachers.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Langdon motioned to the glaring discrepancy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • There may be a few little faults in the plumbing and minor discrepancies among the staff, but I’m very confident of my service.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • No discrepancy existed between their demeanors as they stood bathed in dawn’s first rays.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Oh, that? …. Incidentally, if you’ve been following my publicity, have you noticed a funny little discrepancy in the story of Mrs. Gilbert Vail?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He calls attention, and with reason, to the discrepancy about his father having signalled to him before seeing him, also to his refusal to give details of his conversation with his father, and his singular account of his father’s dying words.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • And, as that is so, there is a discrepancy (taking a paper from his pocket) which I cannot account for.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • The discrepancy between faith and the facts is greater than is generally assumed.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Twice now he’d been told, and the two versions were very much alike, the only serious discrepancy being that Hickock attributed all four deaths to Smith, while Smith contended that Hickock had killed the two women.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It may be inseparable from the discrepancy in their years.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Brian shrugged, tabulating his own totals once more to be sure that Brother Leon wouldn’t blame him for any discrepancies.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • For more than a century Homeric criticism devoted itself to spotting logical and linguistic discrepancies, discovering one or the other poem to be a "wretched patchwork," in the words of one eminent scholar.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He had immediately concluded that there was a discrepancy between Palmgren’s obligations, according to the regulations of guardianship, and the fact that he had apparently allowed the Salander girl to take charge of her own household and finances.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He resented the wasted years at New Haven, but mostly he felt a discrepancy between the growing luxury in which the Divers lived, and the need for display which apparently went along with it.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Here, if one could but hit on the idea …. This alphabetical business, it has discrepancies.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • There was no discrepancy of years between us to remove her far from me; we were of nearly the same age, though of course the age told for more in her case than in mine; but the air of inaccessibility which her beauty and her manner gave her, tormented me in the midst of my delight, and at the height of the assurance I felt that our patroness had chosen us for one another.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Readers familiar with the Outside article may notice discrepancies between certain details (primarily matters of time) reported in the magazine and those in the book; the revisions reflect new information that has come to light since publication of the magazine piece.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • You follow these little discrepancies long enough and they sometimes open up into huge revelations.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Do you know how to account for those strange discrepancies?
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • But the fact is, a perfectly discrepant version has the same ending.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Mr. Cross had put it up for sale in May, just after a lawsuit was filed by several Rest Assured clients who had began to notice, and question, various discrepancies on their accounts.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • "There are discrepancies that are beyond dispute," says Simon.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But finally it occurred to me all of a sudden that these animals didn’t reason; that they never put this and that together; that all their talk showed that they didn’t know a discrepancy when they saw it.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Snow Flower’s mother does not seem to mind these discrepancies, since the two girls share so many other sames.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • If there was any discrepancy, it had nothing to do with me.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The harsh lifestyle, the lack of food, the drabness of people’s dress, the discrepancy between the official exchange rate and the black market.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Fielding, too, had his anxieties—he didn’t like the fieldglasses or the discrepancy over the guide—but he relegated them to the edge of his mind, and forbade them to infect its core.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Raising her eyebrows at the discrepancy—that was what she was thinking, this was what she was doing—ladling out soup—she felt, more and more strongly, outside that eddy; or as if a shade had fallen, and, robbed of colour, she saw things truly.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • It is often instructive to take the woman’s, the private and domestic, view of a public man; nor can anything be more curious than the vast discrepancy between portraits intended for engraving and the pencil-sketches that pass from hand to hand behind the original’s back.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • It was a crime of passion-the only discrepancy is that I focused on the passion part and the courts focused on the crime.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It puzzled everybody that an eighteen-minute age difference could cause such a discrepancy in front-tooth timing.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • …which in it anything of gravity contains preparation should be with importance commensurate and therefore a plan was by them adopted (whether by having preconsidered or as the maturation of experience it is difficult in being said which the discrepant opinions of subsequent inquirers are not up to the present congrued to render manifest) whereby maternity was so far from all accident possibility removed that whatever care the patient in that all hardest of woman hour chiefly required…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • That’s a huge discrepancy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Perhaps nothing so soon betrays the education and association as the modes of speech; and few accomplishments so much aid the charm of female beauty as a graceful and even utterance, while nothing so soon produces the disenchantment that necessarily follows a discrepancy between appearance and manner, as a mean intonation of voice, or a vulgar use of words.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • …aside petty differences of conclusions which, although they might occasionally cause the deaths of several millions of young men, might be explained away—supposing that after all Bernard Shaw and Bernhardi, Bonar Law and Bethmann-Hollweg were mutual heirs of progress if only in agreeing against the ducking of witches—waiving the antitheses and approaching individually these men who seemed to be the leaders, he was repelled by the discrepancies and contradictions in the men themselves.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • But here is a discrepancy of four dollars and sixty-five cents.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He turned and searched the source of the image for some discrepancy.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Why the time discrepancy between seeing him and calling the police?
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The OSHA log recorded only 160 — a discrepancy of more than 1,000 percent.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Regardless of the motive, it will be necessary for you to explain the discrepancy in your books.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
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