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  • Officially, North and South Korea were not talking at the time, but they were using the French as an unofficial intermediary to keep the lines of communication open.
  • The witness said he paid the bribe to an intermediary and never spoke with the congressman.
  • Protestants practice confession, too, though a little less formally, often confiding in God without an intermediary.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Perhaps you could act as an intermediary?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • A Mr. Whymper, a solicitor living in Willingdon, had agreed to act as intermediary between Animal Farm and the outside world, and would visit the farm every Monday morning to receive his instructions.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Its enormous headlines, glaring pictures and oversimplified text hit the senses and entered men’s consciousness without any necessity for an intermediary process of reason, like food shot through the rectum, requiring no digestion.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He would learn when a shipment of cannonball spiders was leaving a factory, and then, using a reprogrammed Glass Eye as intermediary to protect his identity, he would sell this information to certain unsavory individuals.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Many people make somewhat similar estimates, and are surprised to learn that only five intermediaries will — on average — suffice.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The girl, it turned out, was an unwitting intermediary between two communities, a human sacrifice who allowed the festivities to go forward with no uttered ill will.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Others so that God would not take the disdain for His intermediary as a personal insult.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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  • A certain Aug—, chief of the Society aid for tailors, Rue Mondetour, had the reputation of serving as intermediary central between the leaders and the Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They made Tutsis (and in Burundi, both Tutsis and a small princely class) into their intermediaries.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • His information was conveyed through a series of intermediaries to the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • He knows the peril to the race when our dead father, who goes as intermediary, waits and waits and knows he is betrayed.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • I remember the day the intermediary handed it to me.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Through intermediaries he went on the closed international market and sold to the highest bidder.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • When he needed anything he used Kochu Maria or Baby Kochamma as intermediaries.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Lily had such an air of always getting what she wanted that she was used to being appealed to as an intermediary, and, relieved of her vague apprehension, she took refuge in the conventional formula.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Through intermediaries.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • A story was direct and simple, allowing nothing to come between herself and her reader—no intermediaries with their private ambitions or incompetence, no pressures of time, no limits on resources.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • " But this was one game in which I wasn’t going to play intermediary, and when Simon asked me eagerly about their leaving I said casually, "Oh, they just didn’t have the time to stay.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The longer he looked at the pleasing gray-haired man with the admirable index finger, the more he saw him as a secret messenger, an angelic intermediary between him and his goddess.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • It had been something so unexpected for them both that they wanted to resolve it not with shouts, tears, and intermediaries, as was the custom in the Caribbean, but with the wisdom of the nations of Europe, and there was so much vacillation as to whether their loyalties lay here or over there that they ended up mired in a puerile situation that did not belong anywhere.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Granted, it was labor-intensive for both the AG’s office and the prison, but wasn’t it better to come face-to-face with the opposing party, instead of having the legal system be the intermediary?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • And all the reflections which that strange spectacle would awaken in us to-day; that horrible cell, a sort of intermediary link between a house and the tomb, the cemetery and the city; that living being cut off from the human community, and thenceforth reckoned among the dead; that lamp consuming its last drop of oil in the darkness; that remnant of life flickering in the grave; that breath, that voice, that eternal prayer in a box of stone; that face forever turned towards the other…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • How much we love him—as at that moment I loved Francoise—the good-natured intermediary who by a single word has made supportable, human, almost propitious the inconceivable, infernal scene of gaiety in the thick of which we had been imagining swarms of enemies, perverse and seductive, beguiling away from us, even making laugh at us, the woman whom we love.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • IN THE WAKE of the Soweto student uprising, I learned that Winnie, along with my old friend and physician, Dr. Nthato Motlana, had become involved with the Black Parents Association, an organization of concerned local professionals and church leaders who acted as a guiding hand and intermediary for the students.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • All my client asks is for me to be the only intermediary.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • His wife, Nfvea, preferred to deal with God without benefit of intermediaries.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The presence of the secretary as an intermediary was, he judged, essential in this case.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Through an intermediary, I’d guess.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Dinners at night were eaten in silence, and if either of them required anything of the other, David or his mother were impressed as intermediaries.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Toward the end of 1959, Mundt informed his London masters that he had found within the Praesidium a man who would act as intermediary between them and Mundt.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • So he listened at these meetings and remembered; and when he got to his lodgings he penned out notes and then slipped them through an intermediary to the American ambassador.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Working with her husband, a Taiwanese, Zhang Yin at first bought American scrap paper through intermediaries, but in 1990 she moved to Los Angeles and began to work out of her home.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • It was Mudd’s hope that George would act as an intermediary, alerting the police to the fact that his Good Samaritan cousin might just have "accidentally" aided the men who killed Lincoln.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • …speedily, whose avowed single object was the tiding over of the ship of the community into a simple condition of Communism; and as they practically undertook also the management of the ordinary labour-war, they soon became the mouthpiece and intermediary of the whole of the working classes; and the manufacturing profit-grinders now found themselves powerless before this combination; unless their committee, Parliament, plucked up courage to begin the civil war again, and to shoot…
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • "It’s very clever of O. G. The problem which he had to solve was this: how to do away with any dangerous intermediary between the man who gives the twenty-thousand francs and the man who receives it.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Intermediaries.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • Rebeca got her health back just as soon as she heard of the agreement, and she wrote her fiance a jubilant letter that she submitted to her parents’ approval and put into the mail without the use of any intermediaries.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Therefore, if there was anything in the room that could shed light on Carlos’ intermediary-or on the assassin’s operation-it had to be found quickly.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • ’My friend Gamma,’ interrupted d’Anjou, ’is the perfect intermediary.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • That his fees were more reasonable, his apparatus more contained, and because fewer intermediaries were involved there was no possibility of a contract being traced.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Seven and a half months ago we received a tip about a man who ran a restaurant called the Drei Alpenhauser; it was reported that he was an intermediary between Cain and Chernak.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • When this notice was conveyed to him through an officious intermediary, Pontmercy retorted with a bitter smile: "I do not know whether I no longer understand French, or whether you no longer speak it; but the fact is that I do not understand."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Holabird moved quickly, trying to work as an intermediary for the Spanish.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The parasite faces nature through an intermediary.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • You knew nothing concrete that you could have divulged, no intermediary who pointed to Washington.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Two days later, however, when he did not dare return but sent an intermediary to arrange the terms of the separation, she understood that she was going to need more patience than she had foreseen because he seemed ready to sacrifice himself for the sake of appearances.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I was also the one who made almost all the contacts with the high command of the military, who was the intermediary with the gringos, and who used my own name and money to buy arms.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
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