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  • There is a sinuous road up the mountain.
  • The appearance resembled the reflection of the moon, or some luminous body; for the edges were sinuous from the undulations of the surface.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • Avoiding the obstructions gave it the sinuous movement of a serpent.
    Crane, Stephen  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • She turned to David, her vision spotted with sinuous shapes from staring into the fire.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies

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  • Out from the water a long sinuous tentacle had crawled; it was pale-green and luminous and wet.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • With its sinuous trunk it stroked the huge corpse; then it reached up, broke some leafy branches with a snap, and draped them over the mass of torn thick flesh.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • It became imperative that he take hold of the bottom rung of the sinuous ladder
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • They twined sinuously together, making shapes like the vines and creepers in a jungle, like patterns woven into the nap of a thick carpet.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Then she was in the water, swimming to the floating surfboard with a sinuous crawl.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • The bridge rose to meet him, sinuous as a serpent.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege

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  • Later this year, the bikini will be invented by Louis Ward, a French engineer, and as I stare at Ruth, I notice a sinuous beauty in the muscles of her arms.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It was a yellow sand esker, rising to a height of fifty or sixty feet and winding sinuously away into the distance like a gigantic snake.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • One, quicker than the rest, rushed into the firelight without hesitating, moving with the disturbing, sinuous speed of a scuttling insect.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Jenny’s voice drops to a sinuous whisper, like a little snake forking its tongue in my ear.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • On days when the tide was sufficiently high, I would turn the boat toward Cannon Creek, a sinuous, narrow shortcut that wound through the heart of the marsh.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Down on the ground the prairies unscroll, vast and mundane and plausible as hallucinations, dusted already with snow and scrawled with sinuous rivers.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I could see the water purling away from keeled scales that ran in a crest down the sinuous neck.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Sinuous glassy wavelets.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Isabelle was slinking in a circle around him, sinuous as a snake, trailing her fingers across his chest.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Their sinuous forms wove together like twisting ropes of windblown smoke.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Her eyes traced the sleek shape of the table’s legs, the sinuous curves of its corners, the gleam of its reflective, dark brown surface.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I tried to stay close behind her, but even under the weight of Ruth May she was sinuous and quick in the crowd.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • They continued ascending the sinuous passages.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Avoiding the obstructions gave it the sinuous movement of a serpent.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • And behind them, in a long sinuous line, came the rats.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • It was the only motion in the hall, a whiplash line undulating sinuously from side to side.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The next instant, with a sinuous dive he swept under Harker’s arm, ere his blow could fall, and grasping a handful of the money from the floor, dashed across the room, threw himself at the window.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • On that night, months ago, as the Fiat had left the airport, Aringarosa was surprised to find himself heading not toward Vatican City but rather eastward up a sinuous mountain road.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A lissome, blond, sinuous girl with lovely legs and honey-colored skin laid herself out contentedly on the arm of the old man’s chair and began molesting his angular, pale, dissolute face languidly and coquettishly.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The narrow, uneven, sinuous streets, full of angles and turns, were admirably chosen; the neighborhood of the Halles, in particular, a network of streets more intricate than a forest.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • At the same time, she writhed sinuously for Kinet’s benefit.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Subsequently a peculiar luminous and sinuous marking appeared on the unillumined half of the inner planet, and almost simultaneously a faint dark mark of a similar sinuous character was detected upon a photograph of the Martian disk.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • He moved slowly around the table—each step taking nearly half a second, each step flowing sinuously like river water weaving over smooth stones—his hand still outstretched.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The shadows and lurid reflections move sinuously as flames along the wall spaces.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Slender and sinuous, olive green, mahogany red, scarlet, and ash, they were weighted with broad, gleaming leaves and velvet berries and shaded the beach stones and mud flats.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The light was dimmer than it had been by day; there were no fires burning under the mantelpieces set into the walls, but as the lift slid smoothly to a halt he saw that golden symbols continued to twist sinuously in the dark blue ceiling.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • H£ was a tall man: straight as a lath: sinuous from head to toe.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed (in candle-smoke).
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • There was a nasty hissing noise as Filch swelled with fury; Mrs. Norris had arrived, unseen, and was twisting herself sinuously around Filch’s skinny ankles.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Humming, Saphira flicked her sinuous tail and twisted her head and shoulders so that he had better access to her smooth plated underside.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Perhaps the rapidity of the changes from one of these paces to the other created an optical illusion, which might thus magnify the powers of the beast; for it is certain that Heyward, who possessed a true eye for the merits of a horse, was unable, with his utmost ingenuity, to decide by what sort of movement his pursuer worked his sinuous way on his footsteps with such persevering hardihood.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • She leads him towards the steps, drawing him by the odour of her armpits, the vice of her painted eyes, the rustle of her slip in whose sinuous folds lurks the lion reek of all the male brutes that have possessed her.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve of the back which makes the human figure so graceful.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • His father, in the sinuous process of coming back to life.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • This dream creeps beyond others of sinuous ordeals, beyond demons throwing side-glances, beyond falling out of the bed and into an abyss of molten stone, beyond slipping in traffic and being unable to get up as headlights swim toward me.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • He sat sinuously, with deliberately unhurried movements, till our faces were on the same level, just a foot apart.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • The course had one long straight and a large number of sinuous turns and bends.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • She was smaller and thinner than Lily Bart, with a restless pliability of pose, as if she could have been crumpled up and run through a ring, like the sinuous draperies she affected.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • There was nothing she could not describe: the gentle pad of a maniac’s tread moving sinuously along the drive, keeping to the verge to muffle his approach.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He twisted down a long, sinuous blackness, where the moonlight was shut away except for tiny glints and patches…. then suddenly sank panting into a corner by a fence, exhausted.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
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