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sequester -- as in: sequester the jury
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  • Cleaver is the only employee who knows about the hoard of Unwinds sequestered in the far reaches of the lot.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • One day Etienne sits with Marie-Laure and reads to her in his feathery voice; the next he suffers from what he calls a headache and sequesters himself inside his study behind a locked door.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Since the start of the Nazi occupation, they had been sequestered by their families in back rooms, their schools and training centers shut down, hidden from a government that had decided they were not fit to live.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The air above that sequestered little triangle of sand which Nathan’s lifeguard friend, Morty Haber, staked out on Sunday afternoons as a private social sanctuary, had been filled with the dirtiest talk I had ever heard in what might be termed mixed company.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • He would then scour the air, looking for happy dreams to replace the ones he had sequestered away.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • If we can’t solve it this way, then we’ll sequester your family and do as we like from then on.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • We ate the meat all right and were glad to have it, but the trinkets she sequestered in her bedroom, out of sight.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The performers immediately sequester themselves in their train cars.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • And Neleus for a year’s term sequestered Melampous’ fields and flocks, while he lay bound hand and foot in the keep of Phylakos.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • This argues fruitfulness and liberal heart:— Hot, hot, and moist: this hand of yours requires A sequester from liberty, fasting, and prayer, Much castigation, exercise devout; For here’s a young and sweating devil here That commonly rebels.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice

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  • Instead, she sequestered herself in a corner of the library where there were carpeted risers, where she liked to imagine a teacher reading aloud to her kindergartners.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But, of course, she could do more with Frank in this sequestered alcove than in a breathless reel and she could listen fascinated to his talk and encourage him to greater flights of foolishness.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • They had been sequestered on the second floor and had speculated before going to bed, said the foreman, that the snowstorm would interrupt the trial.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • In shadier bower More sacred and sequestered, though but feigned, Pan or Sylvanus never slept, nor Nymph Nor Faunus haunted.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The scout and the Indians appeared to be familiar with the sequestered place where they now were; for, leaning their rifle against the trees, they commenced throwing aside the dried leaves, and opening the blue clay, out of which a clear and sparkling spring of bright, glancing water, quickly bubbled.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He had pushed away any thoughts of the place since Missy’s disappearance, sequestering his emotions securely in the padlocked basement of his own heart.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • After they had foiled the Ra’zac’s counterattack, the prominent members of Carvahall had sequestered themselves in an attempt to decide what action the village should take and if Horst and his allies should be punished for initiating the hostilities.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It was no ordinary misanthropy that kept Captain Nemo and his companions sequestered inside the Nautilus’s plating, but a hate so monstrous or so sublime that the passing years could never weaken it.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Eragon quickly sequestered his mind from the touch of the other.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • She knew the sequestered spots where the hens laid their eggs.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Burdened with the guilty consciousness of the sequestered tarts, and fearing that Dodo’s sharp eyes would pierce the thin disguise of cambric and merino which hid their booty, the little sinners attached themselves to ’Dranpa’, who hadn’t his spectacles on.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • He sequestered Father Nicanor in the parish house under pain of execution and prohibited him from saying mass or ringing the bells unless it was for a Liberal victory.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • —Douglas While the scenes we have described were passing in other parts of the castle, the Jewess Rebecca awaited her fate in a distant and sequestered turret.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Pouring out of doorways and alleys in the village, Mortenson saw, were groups of veiled women scurrying back to their vehicles, from the spots where they’d chosen to sequester themselves through the long night of waiting.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And, sequestered in his dark, lonely cell, Daddy is sobbing.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Why, seeing that it was pre-eminently an airy, accessible, and sequestered spot for interviews, the cheerfullest form of those occurrences never took kindly to the soil of the ruin, would be a curious inquiry.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • A single man, more or less young and not ill-favoured, appears to one who has long been sequestered, and deprived of masculine company.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Now our old king sequestered for himself a herd of oxen and a flock of sheep, three hundred beasts with herdsmen—for in Elis a great debt was his due: a four-horse team of racing horses and their chariot that once would have contended in the games and raced to win the tripod, but Augeias, lord of Elians, kept them, and sent home the empty-handed, grieving charioteer.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • There was a roomful of old books at Bly—last-century fiction, some of it, which, to the extent of a distinctly deprecated renown, but never to so much as that of a stray specimen, had reached the sequestered home and appealed to the unavowed curiosity of my youth.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • What crime was this that lived incarnate in this sequestered mansion, and could neither be expelled nor subdued by the owner?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • They’ve left the premises and are sequestered at the airport.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Rejected for his diminutive stature, he sequestered himself in the Canadian wilderness, "a-huntin’ and a-fishin’."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The last of the day’s light fanned slowly upon the plain behind him and withdrew again down the edges of the world in a cooling blue of shadow and dusk and chill and a few last chitterings of birds sequestered in the dark and wiry brush.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • No more to wait the twilight of the moon in this sequestered vale of star and spire, for one eternal morning of desire passes to time and earthy afternoon.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • And the Countess nodded at the sequestered couple.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • To be sure, there might have been a purpose in his questions; for though he was thus sequestered, and like the other landed gentlemen of Scotland, stripped by the late Act of Parliament of legal powers, he still exercised a patriarchal justice in his clan.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • We awaited the verdict in the small anteroom across the hall where witnesses were sequestered before being called in to testify.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • In returning to labour in this sequestered spot he had anticipated an escape from the chafing of social necessities; yet behold they were here also.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He approved of what he saw, recalling the startled reaction of a hairdresser in Montparnasse who had sequestered him in a curtained booth while performing the blond transformation.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It seems plain that schemers would choose more sequestered quarters to arrange their plans, that politicians would not gather here in company to discuss anything save formalities, where the sharp-eared may hear, and it would scarcely be justified on the score of thirst, for the majority of those who frequent these more gorgeous places have no craving for liquor.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • They have visitors in the high summer weather, when a grey cloak and umbrella, unknown to Chesney Wold at other periods, are seen among the leaves; when two young ladies are occasionally found gambolling in sequestered saw-pits and such nooks of the park; and when the smoke of two pipes wreathes away into the fragrant evening air from the trooper’s door.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Remembering his companion’s propensity,—of which his nose, indeed, perpetually warned all beholders like a beacon,—Nicholas had drawn him into a sequestered tavern.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • And the Countess nodded at the sequestered couple.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • I leave them and sequester myself in my room to examine Wilhelmina Wyatt’s slate.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • But then thugs sequestered Rath and two other girls inside a karaoke lounge that operated as a brothel.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • And Chelise would live there too, beside the library where she would sequester herself and write into the night.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The legendary Strategic Air Command has squadrons of B-47 and B-52 bombers ready to launch, the pilots sequestered in secure "Alert" facilities.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I inquired immediately what was ever the matter, and she would not speak to me until we found ourselves sequestered in my chambers, with the door fully bolted.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • But until their arrival and the necessity for his trip to the village he sequestered in a far corner of mind all thought of peril, of his past life, and almost that of the present.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
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