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  • In one picture, which seems like the most recent but still looks a few years dated, his dad has his arms around the two boys, and he’s squeezing them together for an impromptu photo.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I hesitate for a split second, long enough to place the tune—Frank Sinatra, "New York, New York"—and say a prayer of thanks that the Pugs aren’t witness to my mom’s impromptu performance.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I sat in bed with my laptop by my side, enjoying the online reviews of my impromptu interview.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Last year on her birthday an impromptu party started in the streets in her honor and lasted for three days.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • About a week before I was to report, Larry and I met a small group of friends at Joe’s Bar on Sixth Street in the East Village, for an impromptu going-away.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The guards exchanged smiles and rolled their eyes while the tinker gave an impromptu sermon on the subject of temperance.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • But that afternoon, on the impromptu hike, she held me tight and wouldn’t let me go and at some point I began not just to relent but to kiss her back, and with a sudden, spurring ebullience that caught us both off guard.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • At the far end of the field, he had set up an impromptu hospital where half a dozen campers lay injured on stretchers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Then, impromptu, he reached out and stroked the nose of Cinnamon, who was perched on Stargirl’s shoulder.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • It wasn’t easy to explain why on earth Sophia Hennerson and I would decide on an impromptu swim in the ocean—in our clothes, no less—just after a big family dinner, even harder to explain why I came home pale and shaking, and I could tell my aunt didn’t buy it.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • The next hour becomes an impromptu self-defense demonstration.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Just before the arrival of the bus, we had an impromptu geography lesson.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He had gone to fetch Eva from her flute lesson—a haphazard, sometimes quite sudden and impromptu affair (depending on daily pressures) held in a gutted basement a dozen blocks away.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’m good at impromptu."
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I stepped back to survey the results of my impromptu field dressing, and backed straight into the big man, who had come in quietly to watch.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Despite Mr. Barbour’s impromptu lessons from the flag chart in his study, I had not found much to engage me in the topic of sailing, either.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "We were, but she said she didn’t want to intrude on our impromptu reunion."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • An impromptu celebration of the victory was held immediately.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The room became an impromptu court of law.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • We’ve planned out an impromptu course of study for him.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • A new union was the result of this outburst, but the impromptu strike went to pieces in three days, owing to the rush of new labor.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The first impromptu memorial in the cornfield opened in my father the need for more.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • He gave an impromptu speech about the unquenchable African thirst for liberty.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • On the weekend after the crash, Pete, Virginia, and Louise Zamperini made an impromptu visit to the home of Cuppernell’s parents, who lived in Long Beach.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • As I write this, I think fondly of our yearly ritual of planting tomatoes in the garden, your morning visits to my small quarters for tea and pleasantry, our impromptu trading of Farsi and English lessons.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • After dinner and before lights-out every night, Simon and I had been bringing our cellos outside to hold impromptu concerts in the long twilight.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Mr. Dubonnet and a knot of other miners were gathered in an impromptu union meeting by the lamp house.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • My Lord, before I return to Paris, there is one final matter I’d like to discuss—your impromptu flight to London.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I took some brandy and water, and then went up past my impromptu bag—he was lying quite still—to the room containing the old clothes.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Then an impromptu square dance, the men devising original figures.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • But in my opinion, that nearly weeklong vigil carried out in an entirely impromptu manner by the people of Texas says a huge amount about them, their compassion, their generosity, and their love for their stricken neighbors.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • In a few days, the envelopes filled one whole side of the impromptu shrine.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The machine was lobbing the masks out the back, trying to coax more followers into the impromptu parade: devil faces and horrible clowns, green monsters and gray aliens with big oval eyes, cats and dogs and cows, faces with crooked smiles or huge noses.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • But the fervid facility of his impromptus could not be so accounted for.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Indeed, in one corner some of the young Tooks and Brandybucks, supposing Uncle Bilbo to have finished (since he had plainly said all that was necessary), now got up an impromptu orchestra, and began a merry dance-tune.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • An impromptu circus, fox and geese, and an amicable game of croquet finished the afternoon.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • For, as you can fancy, our performance is all impromptu.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Roy and Beatrice had left before the impromptu press conference was over.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • And so an impromptu parade is thrown together, after which the animals are led to the menagerie and the candy butchers and other concessionaires set up their wares.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • I ought to have replied that it was not easy to give an impromptu answer to a question about appearances; that tastes mostly differ; and that beauty is of little consequence, or something of that sort.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I leaned against the passenger door, waiting for Charlie to drag himself away from the impromptu party.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • This state of things, of course, gave rise to many impromptu vigilance committees.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • She opened her mouth to continue but realized that there was another voice speaking, just across the hallway, and that reporters were defecting from her impromptu press conference to hear Jordan McAfee instead.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Outside Goetz’s apartment building, on the evening of the verdict, there was a raucous, impromptu street party.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • It was an impromptu walkout following my injury.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • "Eliza!" they yelled, and Eliza Drake did an impromptu handspring, showing off.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Kicking up his heels, Gedric danced an impromptu jig.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • She haltingly recalls what it was like taking Zayd and Bear out to dinner on an impromptu "business trip" through Providence three weeks earlier.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • It was my father who finally cut the reporters off at one impromptu press conference.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Clearly, this wasn’t an impromptu event, something decided at the last minute.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
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