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  • It wasn’t just that she copied her older sister’s hairstyle. She tried to emulate her in every way.
  • It is a good example to emulate.
  • see how thine eye would emulate the diamond; thou hast
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • What should a story seek to emulate, Augustus?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • I was sure I wanted to emulate their self-sacrifice.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Max was looking to emulate his moment of glory.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • David Beckham, Ronaldo ... , the stars they wanted to emulate on the field.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The boys who had been so trained by the computer that even when they played against each other they each tried to emulate the computer.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Milkman feared his father, respected him, but knew, because of the leg, that he could never emulate him.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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  • In college McCandless began emulating Tolstoy’s asceticism and moral rigor to a degree that first astonished, and then alarmed, those who were close to him.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • At least I didn’t emulate the actions of a former colleague, who, according to SEAL folklore, fired up the direct link and advised a cruising U.S. fighter/bomber of the GPS position.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • emulating the confidence of their more experienced associates, Munro and Duncan slept without fear,
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • wanting to emulate the Illuminati
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He wondered if this had been his problem all along— that he’d spent his life emulating what had worked for others.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • She couldn’t stand racists of either color and had great distaste for bourgeois blacks who sought to emulate rich whites by putting on airs and "doing silly things like..."
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • There is only one respect in which I would like you to emulate your father.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • I’d like to appeal to all our listeners to emulate their example, perhaps by casting a protective charm over any Muggle dwellings in your street.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • His commitment to their friendship of thirty-odd years is rooted in his admiration of Troy’s honesty, capacity for hard work, and his strength, which Bono seeks to emulate.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • Give up this wish for emulation’s sake to face a stronger fighter.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He was, his son remembered, morally meticulous, and though Ishmael might strive to emulate this, there was...
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Paul studied Idaho, marking the feline movements, the swiftness of reflex that made him such a difficult weapons teacher to emulate.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Fastidious Johnny had bought his own cup, emulating men who were in better circumstances.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • an envious emulator of every man’s good parts
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • ...when lesser men trying to emulate his greatness mistook...
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Really, considering everything I’d just gone through, Harriet was someone I should be trying to emulate, not convince otherwise.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the "do nothingism" of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • ...holding up the completed work of masters for emulation.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • In addition, he is continually amazed by how much Maxine emulates her parents, how much she respects their tastes and their ways.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • ’Because this impostor, this assassin who calls himself Bourne, can be trapped by the extraordinary man he emulates
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I see how thine eye would emulate the diamond;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • I swear there is no greatness or power that does not emulate those of the earth,
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • I believe in the way he lives his life, and I try to emulate him.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • It pointed to the stars and tried to emulate the shaman’s speech, but struggled to do so.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • That suggested that they had decided to stop having children, emulating the soap opera characters they admired.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • ...admiring and emulating a man of questionable convictions?
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • In her worry over Brett’s wanting to emulate his father, ...
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • emulate a god
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • As Max and the others seated themselves and struggled to emulate him, he abruptly stood and started walking around the room.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • It’s true that they don’t have a sense of smell, but angels, in their infinite love for the Living, go around smelling everything in emulation.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Even after his injury and when his job made great demands on his time, he always found the time to train and play with the children of our neighborhood, emulating Sefior Faz’s ideals.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • the teeth of emulation
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • we might at least emulate the illustrious and spare pretty women.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • To you who are the sons and brothers of the departed, I see that the struggle to emulate them will be an arduous one.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • Everyone knew it worked, the three-headed model of management, and the dynamic was thereafter emulated elsewhere in the Fortune 500, with mixed results.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Now I sat down to write a different kind of letter, one that tried to convey how much she meant to me, how much she had taught me, how I wanted to emulate her rigor and rectitude, how much I loved her and missed her.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The last twenty minutes pass with Henri throwing objects at me—sometimes just allowing them to fall to the ground, other times deflecting them in a way that emulates a boomerang so that they twist in the air and go blazing back towards Henri.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • "If, instead of trying to intimidate your young brother, you would emulate him and use that mind of yours, perhaps you’d find things much easier.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • I wore it everywhere, emulating in my own way my father’s prewar flair for style.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • But in the end I had enough good sense to realize that as a fiction writer I was better trying to emulate Louis Pasteur.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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