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scintilla
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  • There’s not a scintilla of evidence that she did anything wrong.
  • I don’t have a scintilla of doubt.
  • He would need every scintilla of information he could get.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The pain in her side beneath her breast stabs her, scintillant, glowing sharply like the sudden return of an ugly recollection.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The medical answer was what I expected to hear: Dad had suffocated, the macroscopic coal and rock dust that clogged his lungs finally denying him even a scintilla of air.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He was scintillant with recollections.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • God’s air, the Allfather’s air, scintillant circumambient cessile air.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • As a scintillant darkness sprayed across her field of vision, she started to slump forward.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • To his one-word answers he would add nothing—not a scintilla of color commentary or new information.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Anyone with a scintilla of common sense would remain here and make good use of the bracing effects of local conditions.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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  • Above the black bulk of the eastern hills, and in the great bowl of the sky, far bright stars were scintillant as jewels.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The stars were white and sharp beyond the flesh of the Martian, and they were sewn into his flesh like scintillas swallowed into the thin, phosphorescent membrane of a gelatinous sea fish.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • He enunciated for me over and over, scintillas of dry spit flying toward my face.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • This was, of course, to prevent their discovery by the Yankees, who in the last months of the war did arrive with a clatter of hoofs and scintillant sabers, dismantled the interior of the house before my grandmother’s frightened girlish eyes, ransacked the garden, but found no gold.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Or perhaps the 747 was already below the high overcast, affording him a ghostly panorama of onrushing Colorado landscape, faintly luminous in shades of gray from dusty pearl to charcoal, with the golden glow of Pueblo scintillant to the south.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Instead, she fixed her eyes on the most obvious and immediate object within view: the heroic Fuhrer in scintillant steel armor, his gaze confident and serene beneath his falling forelock as he looked toward Valhalla and a thousand years’ questionless futurity.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She looked drawn and tired, now musing down upon the scintillant little treasure which was the wristwatch Nathan had given her.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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