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  • The job entails long hours and frequent travel.
  • Sitting on the Board entails numerous duties.
  • Negotiating with the newly elected government entails easing the ban on talking with terrorists.
  • Any change in the embryo or larva will almost certainly entail changes in the mature animal.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species

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  • I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term — meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching — there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
    Ansel Adams
  • And you are not to suppose that it will entail any interruption or intrusion on you, for that is far from my intention.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • You don’t pay back your parents. You can’t. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It’s a sort of entailment. Or if you don’t have children of the body, it’s left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.
    Lois McMaster Bujold
  • He has ambitions—I don’t know what they are, but they seem to entail his holding some sort of a place in society.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Malefactor
  • It matters nothing what your father signed, you are the heir of entail.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Kidnapped
  • To entail him and his heirs unto the crown,
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 3

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  • He was eager that I should break the entail, and he was of opinion that it lay in my power to do so.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
    but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
    To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
  • Accepting the Lord’s grace entails trying to lead a better life.
  • Dave doubled as my stunt coordinator, which entailed keeping the street clear of all traffic under the age of 10 and having a set of Band-Aids at the ready whenever my gag was completed.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • What exactly does that entail?
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Finally, after clearing his throat, he talked with me about the specifics of all that it would entail.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I’d planned for a Silencer Bob, which meant my plan entailed killing him before we bailed from the chopper.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • At five p.m. the chute closed and Mae worked on her PartiRank for forty-five minutes, bringing it from 1,827 to 1,430, a process entailing 344 comments, posts and almost a thousand smiles and frowns.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Whatever the weird relationship entailed, Finn didn’t like it, so he did the only thing he could within the reality of how prisons work: he went after Cormorant.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The only problem was that he wasn’t quite sure what that entailed.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • His officer training entailed periodic trips to Walden and Arcadia to monitor the guards.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • "You understand what my occupation entails, don’t you?"
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • This was so they could collect themselves and figure out what a funeral entailed, exactly.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I don’t know what helping would entail, but I have a feeling it would be hindered by my silence, so he’s on his own.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Though this entailed a broken rule, the woman in charge of the films was very flexible.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I wanted to kick myself for experiencing a hot thrill upon speculating what a night alone with Patch might entail.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "Don’t know what that entails nowadays with computers and all."
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Because, beyond the military disadvantage losing a Mockingjay entails, I am broken.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He wrote: Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • No telling what that would entail.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The possession of vast wealth entails cares and responsibilities, however, as poor Marija found out.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He would be the heir to the estate because that is entailed.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Many Americans understand that being born in the United States, with all the opportunities that entails, is a matter of sheer serendipity.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Jane and Elizabeth tried to explain to her the nature of an entail.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I knew it was the call to prayer, but I didn’t know what it entailed.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Maddy had decided that the brain lesions couldn’t be kept a secret anymore; every ugly had the right to know what the operation really entailed.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Danny’s reply was not suitable for a family story such as this, entailing as it did the possible blasting of one of Sharmak’s principal working parts.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ’It won’t really entail much work.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • You do not have a clear perception of what my Calling entails.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Ay, sir, that is a curse, entailed on Scotland by her unnatural union with a foreign and trading people.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Not that he had any idea what forward entailed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • At the same time, we see to it that all country sports shall entail the use of elaborate apparatus.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • And I knew what being a newborn entailed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • And what do you think that process entails?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • M. Dessessart, who esteemed d’Artagnan, made him offers of help, as this change would entail expenses for equipment.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • When I was alone once more, however, with the precious case lying upon the table in front of me, I could not but think with some misgivings of the immense responsibility which it entailed upon me.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Their work was just as risky and entailed the same danger to life and limb as that of the adult smugglers.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • This like some holy relic do I prize To save me from the fate my truth entails, Truth that to thy hard heart its vigour owes.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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