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  • By this time the two former friends were hardly speaking to each other and had to call in local elders to mediate.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Im— mediately after we were finished eating, Mambu gave each boy his share of the money.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • He mediated between demigods, listened to all sides of an argument, found compromises.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Oh, I tried to mediate a solution to prevent the battle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid

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  • When the repast was fully discussed, the lion put his hands in his waistband again, and lay down to mediate.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • We have lost several from a postnatal stress syndrome, which we believe is adrenocortically mediated.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In the begin ning Mr. Dussel took our soon-forgotten clashes very seriously, but now he’s grown used to them and no longer tries to mediate.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "Severus, here," said Voldemort, indicating the seat on his im-mediate right.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • ’My advice, or, leastways, I should say, my orders, is,’ said the fattest man of the party, ’that we ’mediately go home again.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I perceived he was bent on refusing my mediation, so very reluctantly I went up to the library, and announced the unseasonable visitor, advising that he should be dismissed till next day.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights

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  • My voice, although harsh, had nothing terrible in it; I thought, therefore, that if in the absence of his children I could gain the good will and mediation of the old De Lacey, I might by his means be tolerated by my younger protectors.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • She was a natural healer, and among quarreling drunks and fighting women she could hold her own, and sometimes mediated a peace that lasted a good bit longer than it should have because it was administered by someone not like them.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • It was a landscape in water colours, of which I had made a present to the superintendent, in acknowledgment of her obliging mediation with the committee on my behalf, and which she had framed and glazed.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • If anyone spoke up it would be Mama, trying to mediate.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • I want now to see Avdotya Romanovna through your mediation, and if you like in your presence, to explain to her that in the first place she will never gain anything but harm from Mr. Luzhin.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He wanted to see him, to report on the result of his mediation, which had occupied and amused him for the last three days.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Through his mediation, the "Kingdom of God" was about to be-come a reality.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • As I felt bound to assist him in this, and also to mediate between them; with the view of sparing the mother’s feelings as much as possible, I wrote to her that night.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The sight of his form troubled the voluptuousness of this mediation.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • But in spite of this knowledge and these admissions, in spite of the fact that his friend’s support and sympathy were now his only comfort, Bernard continued perversely to nourish, along with his quite genuine affection, a secret grievance against the Savage, to mediate a campaign of small revenges to be wreaked upon him.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It seemed that direct communication with God was something exclusively for the ancients and uncivilized, while educated Westerners’ access to God was mediated and controlled by the intelligentsia.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • There is for everything a theory, which proclaims itself "good sense"; Philintus against Alcestis; mediation offered between the false and the true; explanation, admonition, rather haughty extenuation which, because it is mingled with blame and excuse, thinks itself wisdom, and is often only pedantry.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It were to be wished, that Christians would take example by this Heathen, to have received by the kind mediation and powerful interposition of their benefactors and deliverers; and it would be likewise happy for mankind, were there no occasion to blame many, who, instead of thankfully acknowledging favours and benefits, rather abuse and condemn those who have been the instruments to save them from destruction.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • "I’m sorry, Harry; I should have said, he would not want to im-mediately kill the person who reached this island," Dumbledore corrected himself.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Elinor remembered what Robert had told her in Harley Street, of his opinion of what his own mediation in his brother’s affairs might have done, if applied to in time.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • She held Scarlett’s hand and passed her tissues, calmed Marion down, and then mediated through the twists and turns of what Scarlett had done.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • The Fifteenth, Of Mediators It is also a Law of Nature, "That all men that mediate Peace, be allowed safe Conduct."
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Chapter XIII Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein of Life Owing to this new adjustment of Mrs. Glegg’s thoughts, Mrs. Pullet found her task of mediation the next day surprisingly easy.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I thought he might try to explain what I had meant, would try in some way to mediate for me, but he said only, "Now then, let’s try it once more from the beginning—"
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • Recently Professor G. S. Kirk has made an interesting attempt to interpret Enkidu, his birth, his seduction and the fight with Gilga-mesh, along lines of Levi-Straussian structuralism; with Enkidu representing ’nature’ opposed to Gilgamesh as ’culture’, the purpose of the story being to mediate the contradictions and so to resolve tension.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • I was not opposing the authorities but mediating between my own people and the men I had so long fought against.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • If Cecilia went in now she would have to mediate between her mother’s vague instructions and Betty’s forceful state of mind.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • _Im_mediately, Mr. Toller.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He mediated arguments among neighborhood gangs, led candlelight vigils against drug dealing, carried signs in front of the State House protesting cuts in welfare.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I want to know if there’s some kind of court-ordered mediation we can ask for.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Even after the mediation of her son, who was dumbfounded by so many different requests, Fermina Daza was firm in her rustic notion that the dead belong only to the family, and that the vigil would be kept at home, with mountain coffee and fritters and everyone free to weep for him in any way they chose.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • These forms are: the lyrical form, the form wherein the artist presents his image in immediate relation to himself; the epical form, the form wherein he presents his image in mediate relation to himself and to others; the dramatic form, the form wherein he presents his image in immediate relation to others.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Regard to my family hath made me take upon myself to be the mediating power, in order to rectify those mistakes in policy which you have committed in your daughter’s education.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Having restored his authority, not to leave it at risk by trusting either to the French or other outside forces, he had recourse to his wiles, and he knew so well how to conceal his mind that, by the mediation of Signor Pagolo—whom the duke did not fail to secure with all kinds of attention, giving him money, apparel, and horses—the Orsini were reconciled, so that their simplicity brought them into his power at Sinigalia.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Hetty spoke with so much simple earnestness, seemed so confident of success, and wore so high an air of moral feeling and truth, that both the listeners felt more disposed to attach an importance to her mediation, than might otherwise have happened.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Say, good Caesar, That I some lady trifles have reserv’d, Immoment toys, things of such dignity As we greet modern friends withal; and say, Some nobler token I have kept apart For Livia and Octavia, to induce Their mediation;—must I be unfolded With one that I have bred?
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • "When Isaac returns successful through your mediation," said the Outlaw, "I swear by Saint Hubert, I will see that he pays thee the money in good silver, or I will reckon with him for it in such sort, he had better have paid twenty such sums."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Their tops are battered, and broken, and blackened with smoke; and, here and there, some taller stack than the rest, inclining heavily to one side, and toppling over the roof, seems to mediate taking revenge for half a century’s neglect, by crushing the inhabitants of the garrets beneath.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …their rage; for it has sometimes fallen out, that when their armies have been in disorder and forced to fly, so that their enemies were running upon the slaughter and spoil, the priests by interposing have separated them from one another, and stopped the effusion of more blood; so that, by their mediation, a peace has been concluded on very reasonable terms; nor is there any nation about them so fierce, cruel, or barbarous, as not to look upon their persons as sacred and inviolable.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Diane called Joe over and tried to mediate.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • KATE rises in trepidation, to mediate.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • "I’m too hungover to mediate," Radar answered quietly.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Almaz said that mother and daughter were having a big fight and that Rosina’s relatives had come to mediate.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • There are many instances of this singular propagation of sound which are not perceptible in its less mediate positions.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • They spoke in veiled attacks about his mediation of talks surrounding the black boycotts of Korean businesses across the city.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
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