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  • Beneath the facade of ideology was an individual who wanted absolute power.
  • "Yesterday’s news," I tell Lucky, keeping up the cool facade I always do.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • I saw the cathedral and walked up toward it. The first time I ever saw it I thought the facade was ugly but I liked it now.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • ...the setting sun is feverishly beautiful, casting a striking pink glow on the facades of the clapboard houses that dot the water’s edge.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake

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  • our Los Angeles headquarters, a series of bridge-linked buildings with mirrored facades,
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They stood in the yard studying the facade. The handmade brick of the house...
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • We’ve got this whole facade between us, like we’re different people all the time, and it’s exhausting!
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • The fierce weather of the region, mixed with the moisture from the sea, had taken its toll on the facades of the buildings—cracks spiderwebbed the exteriors of the complex—but they looked like structures that would exist there forever, unyielding to whatever man or weather threw at it.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Start with the facade.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She’d always sensed he put on a facade of sorts, one she’d never been able to breach.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • I—I am not able to create the perfect facade at all times.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Mia’s eyes reach out to meet mine, and for a second I fear that my facade will fall apart.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • In the light of the dying fire, I can see the building: a facade of broken windows, peeling white paint, and the roof one story higher than us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • He pointed at a tall, gaudy facade at the edge of the square.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • He tried to do everything Gabby had done, but the effort of maintaining a happy facade was wearying, especially because neither Christine nor Lisa made things any easier.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • His lecturer’s facade gave way to a grin as he tried with marginal success to wipe the pitch off of his hands with a rag.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And so as I come upon our poor-cousin town of Ebbington, with its shut-in facades and littered sidewalks and grubby rash of convenience stores, I’m struck low with the thought of where I am actually going.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • When the crown facade of the aerie topples onto the broken heap, there is an awed silence.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Angry with them for letting me engage in a facade.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • "No," Kaltain said flatly, the facade falling.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • No one could have guessed that under that stern facade her stomach was doing flip-flops as Doctor Wexler cut out a corn.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • The outside of the factory was a facade to placate the Nazis.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I realized that my profession, my reputation, my entire perception of myself was nothing more than a facade.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The family’s duplex in Tehran—with the marble on the walls and a marble exterior facade—seemed equally foreign.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The house—or what remains of it—is grand: twenty French windows in the facade, big freshly painted shutters, manicured hedges out front.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It makes everything that I thought was happening between us nothing but a facade.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • A dozen or so tiny windows—like the multiple staring eyes of a spider—are scattered across its stone facade.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I saw the Grote Markt, half a block away, as clearly as though I were standing there, saw the town hall and St. Bavo’s and the fish mart with its stair-stepped facade.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • When I first saw the place I was instantly reminded of the facade of some back-lot castle left over from the MGM movie version of The Wizard of Oz.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Tubular neon in cursive script decorates the restored brick facades, and there’s a lot of brass trim, a lot of real estate, a lot of money.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Its square base stretched maybe fifty feet wide and ten feet tall, with an intact facade of Corinthian columns rising another twenty-five feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • She dropped the facade then, and laughed.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A sign attached to the facade read 7/24/60.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • What would Thoreau have made of Las Vegas: its lights and rackets, its trash and daydreams, its projections and hollow facades?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • As more and more footage rolls, showing the marble facade of the courthouse explode into dust or a diamondglass wall withstanding a fireball, part of me feels happy.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Across the street, a television news van was already setting up with the backdrop of the hotel’s facade.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Up the block, Abdullah saw a huge poster hanging from the facade of a tall building.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Up ahead, I see a faded blue facade.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It has two pool tables, a long bar with vinyl stools, and a red-and-blue neon facade.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Even on television you can see ivy overtaking the crumbling facade, the sag of the roof.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Its fantasy was heightened by its red brick facade and the thick steel bars at its ecclesiastical windows.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The facade of peace and cooperation had been undisturbed almost since the bugger wars began.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • When I looked into them, the facade faltered, revealed a glimpse of the madness hiding behind them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • We passed a barrier of dark trees, and then the facade of Fifty-ninth Street, a block of delicate pale light, beamed down into the park.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The stone facade of the house.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • A small, quiet neighbourhood with Arabic writing and crescent moons inscribed on the facades of the houses.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The home was a large, three-story, five-bedroom row house with a jagged gray brick facade.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The Twins abruptly dropped their facade of smiles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Some of them just had their front facade, the entire rear area having been blown out by U.S. bombs as the troops fought to run down the murderous Saddam Hussein.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The homestead consisted of a threshing floor, outhouses, stables, a bathhouse, a lodge, and a large brick house with semicircular facade still in course of construction.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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