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  • We discussed disparate ideas.
  • We need to turn this disparate group into a team.
  • such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing
  • Although they had disparate interests, they united under a common banner.

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  • What about the president’s claim that bringing all these disparate agencies under one roof will end duplication?
    Ivan Eland  --  Bush Plan Is Just ’Do Something’  -- 06/28/06)
  • With just nine days to go before their first game, Luma figured her best shot at getting this disparate group of boys to bond was to make them face adversity together.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Like most mysteries, it was a puzzle with many disparate pieces.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the "ideas" with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • weld their disparate personalities into a cohesive fighting unit.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • On the surface they will be disparate in character and position
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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  • I learned to concentrate disparate forces and sensations and make them run together,
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • an otherwise honorable man with a single weakness that had been uncovered by two disparate parties both with extraordinary resources.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • But I thought that Mitt was beginning to appreciate the differences in the three of us ... that this was our truest world, rich with disparate melodies.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • ...Chaplain Trey Vaughn told this large and disparate gathering.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • As someone who had spent his life exploring the hidden interconnectivity of disparate emblems and ideologies,
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • transform these disparate elements
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Approaching, disparate, at relaxed walking pace...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Without thought, I translate the disparate beats into the message they are meant to convey.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I combined a thousand disparate elements into one unified system.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Being able to think about two disparate things at once, aside from being wonderfully efficient, was roughly akin to being able to sing harmony with yourself.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Alan looked around the parking lot, finally seeing what should have been obvious: that there were an unusually large number of disparate peoples all driving in the same direction at the same time.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The extract from Henrietta’s medical record in chapter 1 is a summary of many disparate notations.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • All kinds of disparate drives and desires enact themselves during the dancing and dinner, and hostilities and alliances are revealed.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Aye, it was at my request you assumed command of our disparate forces.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The Agency was currently running a new piece of "collaborative integration" software designed to provide real-time alerts to disparate CIA departments when they happened to be processing related data fields.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The real reason was that after Fermina Daza rejected him, when he contracted the fever of many disparate loves in his effort to replace her, it was in the lighthouse and nowhere else that he lived his happiest hours and found the best consolation for his misfortunes.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Underneath, and, at the moment when I am most disparate, I am also integrated.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • They are clearly from disparate social classes.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Below, the cypresses looked dusty and disparate, like so many display pieces, badly grouped.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • That so many disparate qualities could exist in one person was of never-ending fascination to him.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • After a light breakfast and a night of restless sleep, Booth walks the streets of Washington, his mind filled with the disparate strands of an unfinished plan.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • He and Michelle had spent afternoons strolling places as disparate as Rodeo Drive and City Walk, checking out the "two-footed entertainment," but he had not been interested in other people for the past year, interested only in himself and his pain.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Too cheap, bewilderingly massed together, the summerlike, winterlike, springlike flowers tied up in bunches made him glance disparately at the old man marking down the price on a jug of tulips, and at three turbaned Hindus who bought nothing but in calm turn smelled the bouquets until they stood there with all their six eyes closed, translated into still another world.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Too cheap, bewilderingly massed together, the summerlike, winterlike, springlike flowers tied up in bunches made him glance disparately at the old man marking down the price on a jug of tulips, and at three turbaned Hindus who bought nothing but in calm turn smelled the bouquets until they stood there’ with all their six eyes closed, translated into still another world.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The Our Lady team wore blue scrubs, while the Boston General crew wore white, and just to be certain, the former had a big D (for "donor") marked on their hats and scrub shirts with a black marker, whereas the latter had an R. The adrenaline flow kept these disparate teams in good spirits; one Bronx wag even suggested to his Dorchester counterpart that they could call the teams Crackers and Homeboys.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "That is, it was my father’s belief that society is made up of disparate parts, if you know what I mean—elements, different groups, so to speak—and that they did not have any one single end.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Thomas Hardy, whose poor heroine in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) provides table fare for the disparate hungers of the men in her life.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He was accustomed to symbolic progressions that made some semblance of sense, but everything here—the pentacle, the text, the numbers—seemed disparate at the most fundamental level.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • THE HOSTILITY THE Fugees encountered, the deficiencies in their gear, their lack of support on the sidelines, seemed only to solidify the bonds among this otherwise disparate group of boys.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The two disparate men of Medusa sat on the ground.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The disparate experiences formed a chain of reasoning that was so outrageous and unlikely, it finally released the laugh imprisoned in her throat.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • There was no way the individual fire brigades could contain the flaming streets and buildings in the disparate sectors of their compounds north of "France."
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Unfortunately, the assortment seemed so disparate that he could not even imagine where to begin.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Varaug was too powerful, and the spirits that resided within him too disparate, for Eragon to overwhelm and control, so Eragon sought to isolate the Shade.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • She liked the way the daily problems of the world seemed to recede once she took the field, the subtle psychological strategies one had to employ to get the best out of each player, and most of all the sense of satisfaction that came from forging something new out of disparate elements: an entity with its distinct identity, not a collection of individuals, but a new being, a team.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Rushing Eragon forward, Rhunon had him transport the glowing brick of clay-covered steel to the anvil, where she seized a hammer and welded the disparate flakes of brightsteel into a cohesive whole.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Melencolia I consisted of a brooding figure with giant wings, seated in front of a stone building, surrounded by the most disparate and bizarre collection of objects imaginable—measuring scales, an emaciated dog, carpenter’s tools, an hourglass, various geometric solids, a hanging bell, a putto, a blade, a ladder.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Self-interest might have put these disparate souls into close proximity, but proximity bred human connections that, while occasionally complicated and certainly complex, were real and elastic, able to withstand the normal tensions that characterize all human relations without losing their shape.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • That night, Eragon’s uncertainties burst forth in his waking dreams, which raged like a wounded bear through his mind, tearing disparate images from his memories and mixing them into such a clamor, he felt as if he were transported back into the confusion of the battle under Farthen Dur.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "Timing aside," Solomon said, "I find it wondrous to note that throughout history, all of mankind’s disparate philosophies have all concurred on one thing—that a great enlightenment is coming.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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