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  • violated protocol by seeking sensitive information outside of diplomatic channels
  • The consent process differs from that of the original protocol.
  • violated protocol by shooting a fleeing suspect
  • safety protocols

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  • Zeebo, unsure of protocol, opened the door and stood back to let her enter.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "I know this isn’t standard protocol, but it’s an emergency," I say.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • He worked at WICKED until he had a disagreement with the higher-ups about the protocols surrounding the brain implants.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "It’s just smart protocol," Gilpin continued.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Protocol was black-andwhite.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite

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  • Security sweeps, proper announcements, and protocol reviews were all necessary before I could even consider it.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • You know the protocol; you know what to do.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • WITHIN THL stifling women’s unit, Crystal "the mayor" made an effort to maintain a faint semblance of prison protocol.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "Well, I don’t know and don’t care what other people do, but this is the protocol I use."
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • But there are certain protocols involved….
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • There was no protocol I could pattern myself by.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "All right. if that’s protocol, I understand."
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • If Captain Westfall insisted on protocol, then she’d give it to him in abundance.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • There are protocols.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He broke all crime scene protocols by doing a quick search of the dead man and retrieving his cell phone and wallet, which he pocketed.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • A dark-haired Gefreiter explains the protocol.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Hers was a life of order, of cocktails served promptly before dinner, of napkins and candlesticks, of military protocol, and attention to form.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • That was probably the extent of their emergency protocol.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Forget protocol at a time like this.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The Amazons have certain protocols
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He wanted badly to aim one, to shoot one, but wasn’t sure of the protocol.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • We felt that this slight break in protocol was warranted but in no way prejudicial—in one way or another—to the application review.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • It seemed to be registry protocol that the groom should be allowed to select the casual china (I guess for all those Super Bowl parties I would be hosting with the guys, ha ha) while the "formal ware" should be left to the experts: the ladies.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She drilled the rules of court into my head, filling me with names, protocols, and etiquette.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I’m sure none of them actually know because, in the Hob, the standard protocol for someone showing up with a wild turkey is for everybody to bid on the drumsticks.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I’ve never been in a hot tub before, and am not sure about hot-tub protocol.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • We must follow protocol.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • District 12 hasn’t had a volunteer in decades and the protocol has become rusty.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Hospital protocol, Dr. Nawaz had informed me.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It was part of the protocol.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • There are protocols for dealing with rogue Downworlders.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The protocols for this event are holy-not subject to modification.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • His dad was a stickler for protocol and responsibility.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I was so accustomed to the rules and protocol on campus that it took me a second to realize I might be responding to the orders of some random drunk kids from town.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • She realized this was protocol, their way of being nice while being helpless, and when one of them suggested "getting your affairs in order," she asked to be released from the hospital.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Even in times of supposed crisis, the commander couldn’t abandon his precious protocol.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Some of the new and more curious watchers, not knowing the protocol that had been developed by our steadier customers, came out on the slack to get a better view.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • When he was told no, the prisoner seemed disappointed, as though he thought the protocol surrounding this ritual of vengeance was not being properly observed.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • In the classroom, they are taught to turn and address anyone talking to them in a protocol known as "SSLANT": smile, sit up, listen, ask questions, nod when being spoken to, and track with your eyes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • That’s not protocol.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Perhaps, Doctor, you should advise Mr. McMurry on the protocol of these Group Meetings.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The treatment protocol was long and elaborate and—worst of all—maddeningly inconclusive.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Buddhist protocol dictates that travelers always pass mani walls on the left.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Thirty-four, balding, hawk-faced, and intense, he had been dismissed by Johns Hopkins as a graduate student, for planning gene therapy on human patients without obtaining the proper FDA protocols.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Maybe he’s just forgotten the protocol, but maybe it’s deliberate.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
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