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  • His grandma had only four Sunday dinners in her repertoire chicken-tried chicken, chicken-fried steak, pot roast, and corned beef —but they were all good.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Apparently, daring rescues weren’t part of a jewel thief’s repertoire.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Except for one pitch, the only one left in his repertoire from the old days.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • My mom would have several choice words for me if I were to show up to dinner as a guest empty-handed, and desserts are about the only thing in my repertoire.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • Every time he named a coun— try, a new dimension or a new frame of reference was added to my class’s growing repertoire.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Jason silently ran through his repertoire of Latin cuss words.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The encounter with Snow opens the door to my old repertoire of nightmares.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • They made a few more journeys with Arthur Berg and his friends, keen to prove their worth and extend their thieving repertoire.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • But by the end of August our repertoire was vapid from countless reproductions, and it was then that Dill gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He tried to live entirely off the country , and he tried to do it without bothering to master beforehand the full repertoire of crucial skills.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • This was a new entry in his repertoire of poses: back to the wall, arms crossed, cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth, his good leg casually bent.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The band was whipping through its repertoire at the usual earsplitting volume.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • There they innocently sing their repertory of dirty songs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Whenever one of them made a move she had never seen before, she quickly appropriated it-imagined it as part of her own repertoire.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • We have built up a repertoire of such gestures, such familiarities, between us.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • There is little doubt now that from the singers before him Homer had learned not only a rich metrical language but a large repertory of themes.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He knew the lyrics of some two hundred hymns and ballads-a repertoire ranging from "The Old Rugged Cross" to Cole Porter-and, in addition to the guitar, he could play the harmonica, the accordion, the banjo, and the xylophone.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • … I must run through my repertoire!
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Later, this mental refresher course turned out to have been useful: when I went back to work I still knew my repertory and had almost all of it in my head, as if I had been practising all through the war.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • So rich was the repertory and so dependable the prompter’s box that few plays were given more than four times a season.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Then, because it had finished its repertoire, it drew a hurried but quavering breath, and began again on Genevieve.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • One could not say her face softened, for softness was not in her repertoire of expressions.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He had nearly reached the end of his repertoire when Francie came in.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Conant played seven of the most difficult passages in the trombone repertoire.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He had added this to his repertoire.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • If the Icefall required few orthodox climbing techniques, it demanded a whole new repertoire of skills in their stead-for instance, the ability to tiptoe in mountaineering boots and crampons across three wobbly ladders lashed end to end, bridging a sphincter-clenching chasm.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • But they cannot match our repertoire …. we’ll stoop to anything if that’s your bent… .
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • An entire repertoire of dates in just a couple of days, like newlyweds squeezing everything they could into the last hours of their honeymoon.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • But it is not for nothing I have lived through this long day and I can assure you it is very near the end of its repertory.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • Sieveking assured me that if those two pieces were published, they would be in every virtuoso’s repertoire within six months.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • For the rest of his life, his was to be a classic case history of that vague, borderline form of A-bomb sickness in which a person’s body developed a rich repertory of symptoms, few of which could be positively attributed to radiation, but many of which turned up in hibakusha, in various combinations and degrees, so often as to be blamed by some doctors and almost all patients on the bomb.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • When Ursula ordered the revival of Sunday mass, Pietro Crespi donated a German harmonium to the church, organized a children’s chorus, and prepared a Gregorian repertory that added a note of splendor to Father Nicanor’s quiet rite.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He knows he’s reaching the end of the repertoire; the end of what Rachel can offer; the end of her.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • That’s all in the repertory of someone who wants to put the reader at ease rather than conveying the truth in a compelling manner.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • When he was not occupied with the administration of his decrepit vessels, still afloat out of sheer distraction on the part of fate, or with the problems of river navigation, which grew more and more critical every day, he devoted his free time to the enrichment of his lyric repertoire.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He had a repertory of harmless little jokes, dog yipes, mock farts; his best prank was to come up behind and seize you by the leg with a Pekinese snarl.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I’ve worked through most of my repertoire.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • He was deaf to the waltzes; they grew fainter and fainter; the discomfited performer left the huge instrument presently; and though her three friends performed some of the loudest and most brilliant new pieces of their repertoire, she did not hear a single note, but sate thinking, and boding evil.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Nathaniel was asked to play Camille Saint— Saens’s Carnival of the Animals, a staple in the string bass repertoire of orchestral solos.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • I waited for him to separate our bodies with one of the fierce, hammering blows that he kept in his inexhaustible repertoire.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He waved again and touched up the horse and they went stamping and skittering as if the horse could find no gait within its repertoire to suit the day until he rode him through the gate and out of view of house and barn and cook and slapped the polished flank trembling under him and they went on at a hard flat gallop up the cienaga road.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Our repertoire increased, and we were soon singing overt political songs, such as "Amajoni," a song about guerrilla soldiers, the title of which was a corruption of the English slang word for soldier, Johnny; and "Tshotsholoza," a song that compares the struggle to the motion of an oncoming train.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And there were others less distinguished, perhaps, but whose lively presence made any visit memorable; for instance, Mr Wilkinson, valet-butler to Mr John Campbell, with his well-known repertoire of impersonations of prominent gentlemen; Mr Davidson from Easterly House, whose passion in debating a point could at times be as alarming to a stranger as his simple kindness at all other times was endearing; Mr Herman, valet to Mr John Henry Peters, whose extreme views no one could listen to…
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • That is from my cliché repertoire for incoming students.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Other words had their own repertoires.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Of these there was a limited repertoire: C-sections, hysterectomies, prolapse repair.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They had a repertoire of ballads and country songs and rousing hymns.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Add /Salvador/, /Trinidad/ and /Concepcion/, and their repertoire is almost exhausted.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Brandy has a limited repertoire of facial expressions: cute and pouty; cute and sultry; perky and interested; smiling and receptive; cute and spacy.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The movie’s dialogue was wittier than the mere vocabulary sounds, with a wicked repertoire of put-downs for nerdy boys seeking dates—As if!
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
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