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  • We haven’t been invited, and the Fair Folk don’t like incursions into their territory—"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • People were intrigued by the new details that came every day, but they seemed angrier at the American incursion than at the fact that the world’s biggest terrorist had been living on our soil.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Most of the flowers were plastic, a vivid example of a twentieth-century incursion of Yamacraw.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • (She also insisted on transporting the bottle, upon which, it is important to add, I committed no incursions, sticking, as always, to beer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Perhaps food had appeared where at the last incursion there had been none; bird droppings, insects perhaps, any of the strewn detritus of landward life.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • No feudal baron in Magna Charta times could have more thoroughly resented some incursion of the crown.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • You’ve probably heard about the incursion today.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Whether we speak of the migration of the peoples and the incursions of the barbarians, or of the decrees of Napoleon III, or of someone’s action an hour ago in choosing one direction out of several for his walk, we are unconscious of any contradiction.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • As I was saying, the vision you had shortly before Christmas represented such a powerful incursion upon the Dark Lord’s thoughts —’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Clara, in the course of her incursions into those artistic circles which were the highest within her reach, discovered that her conversational qualifications were expected to include a grounding in the novels of Mr. H.G. Wells.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion

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  • How long we might have remained in this ridiculous position it is impossible to say, but for the incursion of three thriving farmers—laid on by the waiter, I think—who came into the coffee-room unbuttoning their great-coats and rubbing their hands, and before whom, as they charged at the fire, we were obliged to give way.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • We did not, therefore, suppose that the mighty animals remained hidden in the woods of our territory; but concluded that, after this freebooting incursion, they had withdrawn to their native wilds, where, by greatly increasing the strength of our ramparts, we hoped henceforth to oblige them to remain.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • In 1971, after decades of skirmishing, both nations agreed to a Line of Control (LOC), drawn across terrain so rugged and inhospitable that it already formed an effective barrier to military incursion.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Then the boy reckoned expenses: renting the canoe, renting the canoe paddle, renting fishing equipment so that no one would suspect the truth behind their incursions.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Save for this annual incursion, they left literature alone.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • You remember, the ’Days of Rage’ thing after the Cambodian incursion and that awful screw-up with the national guard.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The symbol of the spear was chosen because with this simple weapon Africans had resisted the incursions of whites for centuries.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • BB’s incursion was brilliant, but he couldn’t outright Core omega phages.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • This was his first incursion into management circles.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Full circle, from the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb, we come: an ambiguous, enigmatical incursion into a world of solid matter that is soon to melt from us, like the substance of a dream.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I approached a young man, a stocky fellow with a mailman’s cap and beer belly, wearing a down vest, and he looked at me as if I didn’t belong in his space-time dimension but had crossed over illegally, made a rude incursion.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And, even in my short incursion into American business life—an incursion that lasted during part of August and nearly the whole of September—I found that to rely upon first impressions was the best thing I could do.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • It is as if an initial culture had surrendered to the sweeping incursion of another but refused to yield its first imprimatur, proclaiming the strength of its stone over the gaudy impermanence of coloured tubes of glass.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • She was already liable to the incursions of one suitor at this place, and though it might be pleasant to be appreciated in opposite quarters there was a kind of grossness in entertaining two such passionate pleaders at once, even in a case where the entertainment should consist of dismissing them.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • It is matter of history that the settlements on the eastern shores of the Hudson, such as Claverack, Kinderhook, and even Poughkeepsie, were not regarded as safe from Indian incursions a century since; and there is still standing on the banks of the same river, and within musket-shot of the wharves of Albany, a residence of a younger branch of the Van Rensselaers, that has loopholes constructed for defence against the same crafty enemy, although it dates from a period scarcely so…
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • She had a spider’s sense for a male footstep, an incursion into her territory.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Wounds during our incursion into Angola and the fact that they figured I was older than my papers said.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • *x The American government does not indeed rob them of their lands, but it allows perpetual incursions to be made on them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • He believes that if the slaves are found to be contraband Africans, it will be all the British need to begin an incursion in Cuba.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • He had all the theoretical knowledge required to make an incursion into the brain, but he did not by any means consider himself a brain surgeon.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Oh, there were little alarms: a Shade here, an incursion by Urgals there, a skirmish between two dwarf clans over a mine no one but they cared about.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Ryan had kept up with the radio coverage of his incursion into the country station, and he’d taken hope in the fact that anyone who turned on a radio in Texas now knew of his challenge.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • So Dany had dispatched her tiny khalasar to subdue the hinterlands, under the command of her three bloodriders, whilst Brown Ben Plumm took his Second Sons south to guard against Yunkish incursions.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The sluggish and perverted mind of the multitude, always slow to open to the incursions of Reason, having once so opened, having once received this book, stands upon it, and makes an outcry if it is disparaged.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • She was already liable to the incursions of one suitor at this place, and though it might be pleasant to be appreciated in opposite quarters there was a kind of grossness in entertaining two such passionate pleaders at once, even in a case where the entertainment should consist of dismissing them.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The first step toward evil, toward lust and death, was doubtless taken when, as the result of a tickle by some unknown incursion, spirit increased in density for the first time, creating a pathologically rank growth of tissue that formed, half in pleasure, half in defense, as the prelude to matter, the transition from the immaterial to the material.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • the unimaginable Pacific, the one to which all surfers, beach pads, sewage disposal schemes, tourist incursions, sunned homosexuality, chartered fishing are irrelevant, the hole left by the moon’s tearing-free and monument to her exile; you could not hear or even smell this but it was there, something tidal began to reach feelers in past eyes and eardrums, perhaps to arouse fractions of brain current your most gossamer micro-electrode is yet too gross for finding.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • What never-dying honour hath he got Against renowned Douglas! whose high deeds, Whose hot incursions, and great name in arms, Holds from all soldiers chief majority And military title capital Through all the kingdoms that acknowledge Christ: Thrice hath this Hotspur, Mars in swathing-clothes, This infant warrior, in his enterprises Discomfited great Douglas; ta’en him once, Enlarged him, and made a friend of him, To fill the mouth of deep defiance up, And shake the peace and safety of…
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • After having known so many of them during his incursions as a solitary hunter, Florentino Ariza had come to realize that the world was full of happy widows.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • In Namibia (then South-West Africa), SWAPO was making its first incursions in the Caprivi Strip; in Mozambique and Angola, the guerrilla movement was growing and spreading.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And, even in my short incursion into American business life—an incursion that lasted during part of August and nearly the whole of September—I found that to rely upon first impressions was the best thing I could do.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Climate, disease, tribal wars, and the incursion of Islam from the east had all played a part.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • We have had a map prepared, a map of the incursions.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • For his part, he could not let go of the bait once he had bitten, and he continued his almost daily incursions.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Yet even then the traditional symbol, come to full flower through the centuries, may operate like a healing draught and divert the fatal incursion of the living godhead into the hallowed spaces of the church?The magic objects tossed behind by the panic-ridden hero—protective interpretations, principles, symbols, rationalizations, anything —delay and absorb the power of the started Hound of Heaven, permitting the adventurer to come back into his fold safe and with perhaps a boon.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • the incursion of television into the American living room
  • They made a vast kite, which they caused to be flown over the centre spot of the incursion.
    Stoker, Bram  --  The Lair of the White Worm
  • remember for years the incursion of the strange horde in the year of
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Willet, after the incursion of the rioters into his bar at Chigwell.
    Dickens, Charles  --  American Notes for General Circulation
  • No feudal baron in Magna Charta times could have more thoroughly resented some incursion of the crown.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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