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  • progressive schools
  • progressive paralysis
  • there are also strong indications of progressive amnesia.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • The Flare causes a progressive, degenerative illness of the brain, resulting in uncontrolled movements, emotional disturbances and mental deterioration.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • His voice got progressively closer, thicker: I could picture him huddling protectively over a drink, cupping his mouth to the phone.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I mean, like everything else you guys are pushing, it sounds perfect, sounds progressive, but it carries with it more control, more central tracking of everything we do.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Liberal progressives like him did not enjoy the singing and chanting.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The oddities got progressively odder.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I had studied Sweden’s progressive approach to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders as a graduate student and had long marveled at how focused on recovery their system appeared.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When a wolf decides to go after them he jumps into one of the larger channels and wades upstream, splashing mightily as he goes, and driving the pike ahead of him into progressively narrower and shallower channels.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • I started to set up the fire, surrounding dry leaves with a pyramid of progressively larger twigs and branches.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Here are none of the sleepy, semi-Mexican features of the more ancient towns of the Southwest, but, in the midst of a valley of wonderful fertility, has risen a city of stately structures, beautiful homes, progressive and vigorous.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Each hour the dance hall seems to grow progressively warmer, so by the eighth day, the air, walls, and floor are saturated with the hot, teeming odor of boys.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • This disintegration was a gradual, progressive awareness on both sides that gained momentum every time we dealt with each other on a professional or personal basis.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • For twenty years Sophie and Sophie’s life—past life and of our time together—and Nathan and his and Sophie’s appalling troubles and all the interconnected and progressively worsening circumstances which led that poor straw-haired Polish darling headlong into destruction had preyed on my memory like a repetitive and ineradicable tic.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In the next three she’s progressively unwrapped: in her print dress and bib apron, in her back-of-the-catalogue Eaton’s flesh-colored foundation garment —although I don’t expect she possessed one—and finally in her saggy-legged cotton underpants, her one large breast sectioned to show her heart.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • After a few moments, I began to use my teeth, pressing progressively harder until he drew in his breath with a sharp hiss.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Andy had been so mistreated at our (supposedly) enlightened and progressive school that public school, in his view, was on a par with the prison system.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Some say it’s progressive, and that may be true.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • They start slowly and get progressively worse.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I swear the Gamemakers are progressively ratcheting up the temperature in the daytime and sending it plummeting at night.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Colton progressively tells more stories of his adventures in heaven.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Alex becomes progressively lost to point where he must push canoe through reeds and drag it through mud.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • By "out there," he didn’t mean Kabul, which had always been relatively liberal and progressive.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • She found a tiny apartment near Decatur, a picturesque and progressive suburb east of Atlanta anchored by an old granite courthouse with grand Corinthian columns.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • My, my, aren’t they progressive!
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I suggested that one could be a ray of sunshine in pants just as well, but Aunty said that one had to behave like a sunbeam, that I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The first year he offered government a million of francs for his release; the second, two; the third, three; and so on progressively.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Our school was public, but one of those progressive ones that always got written up in national magazines because of its emphasis on the arts.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • But this discovery was so great and overwhelming that all the steps by which I had been progressively led to it were obliterated, and I beheld only the result.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • A few minutes later, someone noticed that the engines on one side were burning more fuel than those on the other, making one side progressively lighter.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It is so progressive.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • It’s assisted living—progressive, you see.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • We worked our way up to them in a series of progressively more horrible modes of transportation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Eragon noticed that the houses closest to Teirm’s outer wall were no more than one story, but the buildings got progressively higher as they went in.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Cardinal Saverio Mortati, a seventy-nine-year-old progressive, has just been elected the next Pope of Vatican City.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • See, it’s this "progressive" school in downtown Man-hattan, which means we sit on beanbag chairs instead of at desks, and we don’t get grades, and the teachers wear jeans and rock concert T-shirts to work.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • From that day onwards I felt my mastery was no longer in question, and I began to spend progressively more time on the lifeboat, first at the bow, then, as I gained confidence, on the more comfortable tarpaulin.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • There was no up or down in a finite but expanding universe in which even the vast, burning, dazzling, majestic sun was in a state of progressive decay that would eventually destroy the earth too.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Ellsworth M. Toohey had accepted the legacy and had turned it over, intact, to the "Workshop of Social Study," a progressive institute of learning where he held the post of lecturer on "Art as a Social Symptom."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Is it progressive or reactionary?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Now she caught the low undertone, as of the wind sinking down to repose itself; then ascended with it, as it rose through progressive gradations of sweetness and power, until its volume seemed to envelop her with an atmosphere of awe and solemn grandeur.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Oh, you progressive dullards!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Or it was known that the crime was the work of killers hired by enemies of the Kansas Wheat Growers’ Association, a progressive organization in which Mr. Clutter had played a large role.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • But the trading of shares decreased significantly that day, and some brokers who wanted to look like progressive patriots started going against the stream.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • As they walked, Roran studied the layout of the city with its fortified houses-which grew progressively higher toward the citadel-and the gridlike arrangement of streets.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Having entered the Continuum, Alyss glanced back to see the wavering image of her mother growing progressively smaller among the brilliant, crystalline surfaces along which she and Hatter traveled.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Then she became executive director of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a progressive legal group.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • This is a regular procedure provided for by the enlightened and progressive laws of our state.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • My principal object is to satisfi the desire which progressively animates the man of our century, that is to say, the fashion, that capritious and bizarre weathervane which changes at almost every new wind.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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