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  • She recapitulated the motives which no doubt explained Robert’s reserve.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • With a faint hum and rattle the moving racks crawled imperceptibly through the weeks and the recapitulated aeons to where, in the Decanting Room, the newly-unbottled babes uttered their first yell of horror and amazement.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Dick hesitated on the verge of the truth, swung away to give himself space within which to recapitulate.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The convention recapitulates the career of the poems themselves, which passed into later European literature via Latin epic traditions.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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  • What past consecutive causes, before rising preapprehended, of accumulated fatigue did Bloom, before rising, silently recapitulate?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He began the story as they rode to town and finished it as they sat on the veranda of Stevens’ home, and there recapitulated.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • If you will allow me to recapitulate, it was like this: when you parted, you were as magnanimous as could possibly be; you were ready to give her everything—freedom, divorce even.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Now, if the enumeration of so many edifices, summary as we have endeavored to make it, has not shattered in the reader’s mind the general image of old Paris, as we have constructed it, we will recapitulate it in a few words.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He recapitulated the statements which Becky had made, pointed out the probabilities of their truth, and asserted his own firm belief in her innocence.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He began to recapitulate his feelings about Miss Quested.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India

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  • Let me recapitulate: Before such complex molecules, of which all life consists, can be formed, at least two conditions must be present: there must be no oxygen in the atmosphere, and there must be access forcosmic radiation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • First, I interviewed the domestics, and with their aid, I recapitulated the evening.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • With the measured step and calm collected air of an asylum-physician approaching in the public hall some patient beginning to show indications of a coming paroxysm, Claggart deliberately advanced within short range of Billy, and mesmerically looking him in the eye, briefly recapitulated the accusation.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • He lay back on the sponge-rubber couch and recapitulated his plans.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • And with Clyde deciding in his own mind as he sat between Belknap and Jephson, that no jury such as this was likely to acquit him in the face of evidence so artfully and movingly recapitulated.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He quickly recapitulated the story of a sacrifice he had heard of in college: a man had cheated in an examination; his roommate in a gust of sentiment had taken the entire blame—due to the shame of it the innocent one’s entire future seemed shrouded in regret and failure, capped by the ingratitude of the real culprit.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • "Gentlemen," said Mr. Bulstrode, in a subdued tone, "the merits of the question may be very briefly stated, and if any one present doubts that every gentleman who is about to give his vote has not been fully informed, I can now recapitulate the considerations that should weigh on either side."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I have recapitulated these matters in full lest some of them should have been omitted in history; and I think nothing less than such provocations as I have here mentioned, nothing less than certain and imminent danger to their religion and liberties, can justify or even mitigate the dreadful sin of rebellion in any people.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • ’Really,’ said Nicholas, after a moment’s reflection, ’I am not able, at this instant, to recapitulate any other duty of a secretary, beyond the general one of making himself as agreeable and useful to his employer as he can, consistently with his own respectability, and without overstepping that line of duties which he undertakes to perform, and which the designation of his office is usually understood to imply.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He recapitulated the Wennerström affair and explained that Blomkvist had left Millennium in disgrace and that he had recently served a prison term.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • But let me recapitulate for you.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Now, let me recapitulate your request, your demand, as it were-
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I tend to recapitulate phylogeny every morning.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • He gave me a pecking, recapitulating kiss, his black beard thrust at me like a shoe.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • For it dawns like any other day and passes in the same wise, recapitulating the history of the world.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Tolstoy then recapitulates in a few paragraphs the theory of art which he had expressed at greater length elsewhere.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • Now may I recapitulate: He reported the Spaniard’s conversation to you, informed on the Spaniard’s tour of the North Country, warned against a possible rebellion there.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Though these positions have been elsewhere fully stated, they will perhaps not be improperly recapitulated in this place, as introductory to an examination of what may have been offered by way of objection to them.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • (If that was what Velu had meant about not growing her womanhood, she had proved him wrong.) She was a good student, a captain in net ball, a senior prefect, and showing promise in Bharatnatyam, finding in herself a talent for recapitulating a most intricate dance sequence after being shown it just once.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • These facts, and sundry others of a similar nature, had often been recapitulated with suitable exultation in the presence of her daughters, and the bosoms of the young Amazons were now strangely fluctuating between natural terror and the ambitious wish to do something that might render them worthy of being the children of such a mother.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • When he was doing ghost games he liked to take the action into the stands, inventing a kid chasing a foul ball, a carrot-topped boy with a cowlick (shameless, ain’t I) who retrieves the ball and holds it aloft, this five-ounce sphere of cork, rubber, yarn, horsehide and spiral stitching, a souvenir baseball, a priceless thing somehow, a thing that seems to recapitulate the whole history of the game every time it is thrown or hit or touched.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • His majesty, in another audience, was at the pains to recapitulate the sum of all I had spoken; compared the questions he made with the answers I had given; then taking me into his hands, and stroking me gently, delivered himself in these words, which I shall never forget, nor the manner he spoke them in: "My little friend Grildrig, you have made a most admirable panegyric upon your country; you have clearly proved, that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for…
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • I recapitulate the substance of this chapter in a few words: The existence of democracies is threatened by two dangers, viz.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • We understand each other as well as our respective responsibilities, so let me recapitulate.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It is not my intention to retrace the path I have already pursued, and a very few lines will suffice to recapitulate what I have previously explained.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It is the less necessary to recapitulate the considerations there urged, as the propriety of the institution in the abstract is not disputed; the only questions which have been raised being relative to the manner of constituting it, and to its extent.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • For a moment I saw the world through his eyes, his intellect, his sweeping vision that took in Hippocrates, Pavlov, Freud, and Marie Curie, the discovery of streptomycin and penicillin, Landsteiner’s blood groups; a vision that recalled the septic ward where he wooed Hema, and Theater 3 where he was the reluctant surgeon; a vision that recapitulated our birth and looked to the future, looked past his life to the end of mine and beyond.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It is said that each day recapitulates the history of the world, coming up out of darkness and cold into confused light and beginning warmth, consciousness blinking its eyes somewhere in midmorning, awakening thoughts a jumble of illogic and unattached emotion, and all speeding together toward the order of noontide, the slow, poignant decline of dusk, the mystical vision of twilight, the end of entropy that is night once more.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • ] Thus, to recapitulate in a few words what I have been showing: If a public officer in New England commits a crime in the exercise of his functions, the ordinary courts of justice are always called upon to pass sentence upon him.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Let’s recapitulate the main ideas
  • "Let us recapitulate," said the captain, his glance beaming with earnestness.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • For the convenience of the reader I will recapitulate the incidents of those days in as exact a manner as possible.
    Christie, Agatha  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • The scientific attainments of Professor Summerlee are too well known for me to trouble to recapitulate them.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Lost World
  • To recapitulate then: — I would define, in brief, the Poetry of words as The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  Poems
  • At the risk of telling a twice-told tale, I will recapitulate the facts as they were known to the public at the conclusion of the inquest.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • I shall now recapitulate what the police have done in the matter.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
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