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  • during a brief interlude between games on college football Saturday
  • talked during the quiet of an interlude in the bombardment
  • The next few weeks were one of those rare and wonderful interludes in which almost everything made Sophia believe nothing could be better.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I did have that spectacular interlude with Leron at that Christmas party, and Jamison Akers fed me a strawberry lip-to-lip hidden behind a tree at a picnic.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • Oh, it is the small talk interlude.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I started to feel as though there were no second shoe, and it had all been a crazy interlude.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It had been a strenuous interlude, but I could congratulate myself that I had, at last, established contact — no matter how briefly — with the study species.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN — Interlude—Flesh with Blood Beneath
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And though in near time we did sleep together (with a genuinely pleasing, if sober, conviviality), I came to think of that first interlude with a somewhat sorrowful fondness, for I saw that our days together were perhaps sullied from the very beginning and all the way through, right up to the last.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "It’s my favorite program—fifteen minutes of silence—and after that there’s a half hour of quiet and then an interlude of lull.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • INTERLUDE — The Convocation
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • And yet, in the interludes, we forgot.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Afterwards came that bloodless interlude.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • It was also our first trip together, our first time together; I thought it might be only an interlude.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Some weighty and flickering interlude of time seemed to pass: trembling shadows, static, hiss of unseen projector.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And speaking of doors cracking, the unexpected and thoroughly satisfying interlude in the stables gave both her ego and her mood a big, lofty boost.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • There was a riotous interlude while posters were ripped from the walls, banners torn to shreds and trampled underfoot.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I regretted saying it—I really did—but I think even if I hadn’t, our happy little interlude would have come to an end.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It came in as a sort of brief interlude and solo between more extensive performances.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Then there was an interlude of silence while the priest and his attendants moved to the second station, Christ receiving the cross.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • QUINCE Here is the scroll of every man’s name, which is thought fit, through all Athens, to play in our interlude before the duke and duchess on his wedding-day at night.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • A pause, and then another briefly-blinding interlude.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Apparently their little interlude in the Sanctuary hadn’t softened her toward him as much as he had hoped.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The interlude war over.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • And, except for her brief honeymoon interlude, she had not had fun in so long.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Hardly a day passed without the pleasant interlude of sitting across the desk from Guy Francon, in a respectful, growing intimacy, listening to Francon’s sighs about the necessity of being surrounded by men who understood him.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Actually, I’m what a romantic movie is to a profound thinker — a mere diversion, a comic interlude, something that is soon forgotten: not bad, but not particularly good either.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Mademoiselle played a soft interlude.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Her parents’ deaths, her marriage to Rasheed, the killings, the rockets, the Taliban, the beatings, the hunger, even her children, all of it seemed like a dream, a bizarre detour, a mere interlude between that last afternoon together and this moment.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The pleasant interludes have become nightmarish, even more frightening to your son because he can’t remember exactly what the nightmares are about.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Ed chose his music carefully, his dances having an opening act of excitement and greeting, a middle of pulsating, very danceable songs interspersed with romantic interludes, and then the inevitable ending.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • We repeat, that this auscultation brings encouragement; it is by this persistence in encouragement that we wish to conclude these pages, an austere interlude in a mournful drama.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Delia and Sykes fought all the time now with no peaceful interludes.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Sweat
  • An interlude!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The depressive interludes are coming back.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • A frequent interlude of these performances was the enactment of the part of Eutychus by some half-dozen of little girls, who, overpowered with sleep, would fall down, if not out of the third loft, yet off the fourth form, and be taken up half dead.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Tell him, too, that I do not care a farthing for the threat he holds out to me of depriving me of my profit by means of his book; for, to borrow from the famous interlude of "The Perendenga," I say in answer to him, "Long life to my lord the Veintiquatro, and Christ be with us all."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I was one, sir, in this interlude;:—one Sir Topas, sir; but that’s all one:—’By the Lord, fool, I am not mad;’—But do you remember?
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • During Easy’s interlude in the Pacific surf, my father continued to wonder about Iggy.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • A cousin had happened upon her all mad and gone and after an unsatisfactory interlude at one of the whoopee cures that fringed the city, dedicated largely to tourist victims of drug and drink, he had managed to get her to Switzerland.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • His whole interlude in America, the increasing awkwardness with Marina, his struggle to raise money for the school, his insomniacal shifts at the hospital, felt as insubstantial as a fading dream.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • An Anacortes swing band, Men About Town, played upbeat dance tunes exclusively; during an interlude the captain of the baseball team stood in front of the microphone on the bandstand and cheerfully handed out honorary letters to the seven team members departing Monday morning.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • By no means a cheerless prospect, and I can hardly expect you to see it as I do—as a slender, breathless, and far too frantic interlude.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • It is to Grace Marks’ mistreatment at his hands that I attribute her interlude of insanity.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Ruth had sensed that the Kamens hoped she was only a brief interlude in Art’s life.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The days were so frantic that evenings at home with Moody were strange interludes requiring nearly superhuman strength.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • This was not his choosing, but the crime of this happy-go-lucky nation which goes blundering along with its Reconstruction tragedies, its Spanish war interludes and Philippine matinees, just as though God really were dead.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Home lay like a picture postcard on a pile of other postcards: shuffle the pack and you had Nottingham, a Metroland birthplace, an interlude in Southend.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • It was a mere interlude.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
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