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  • She had spawned one son, Francis, who in Jean Louise’s opinion looked and behaved like a horse, and who long ago left Maycomb for the glories of selling insurance in Birmingham.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • This thing actually spawned?
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The whole thing went down in infamy, spawning a live recorded CD and a series of festivals that continue to this day.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Ivan spawned 119 tornadoes and created over $18 billion dollars in damage.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • At spawning time in the spring these big fish, which sometimes weigh as much as forty pounds, invade the intricate network of narrow channels in boggy marshes along the lake shores.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • After all his crusading against their evil hybrid spawn?
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • There was no food in the fridge, apart from strips of turkey breast and vile energy drinks the consistency of frog spawn.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • But then one day, one of her suitors (she had 104 of them) exclaimed that without question Adela must be the most ideal item yet spawned.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I could leave Mum Olga and her spawn.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Or spawning salmon, or something.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • The team’s success would spawn other robotics teams at the university, including an all-women’s robotics squad.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Besides, since I’m apparently the spawn of Satan, or possibly Dracula, depending on who you ask, it can never hurt to throw a little crazy out there just to drive the message home before the weekend.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Perhaps it was Nat Turner who spawned the flood of memories, the almost feverish nostalgia for the South that overwhelmed me as I lay there in the blossoming morning light.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Their twin sons—Fear and Panic—were spawned from both war and love.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Tell me he doesn’t look like Dracula’s spawn.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Who fathered this last devil’s-spawn on ye?"
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Putting your time in at the office; dutifully spawning your two point five; smiling politely at your retirement party; then chewing on your bedsheet and choking on your canned peaches at the nursing home.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • By September, the salmon began working their way upstream to spawn.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Apparently my mockingjay pin has spawned a new fashion sensation, because several people come up to show me their accessories.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I must rest here a moment, even if all the orcs ever spawned are after us.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Like spawning fish, the children came from everywhere to dive into the pile.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • Like the jabberjays, these killer wasps were spawned in a lab and strategically placed, like land mines, around the districts during the war.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Ron’s magic wand was lying on top of a fish tank full of frog spawn on the windowsill, next to his fat gray rat, Scabbers, who was snoozing in a patch of sun.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • "The girl is Venus spawn," the lady Cyclops snarled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Sadly, all of these events had helped spawn the new watch group known as the Opus Dei Awareness Network (ODAN).
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The assassin, a man named Rachidi Minzele, was immediately shot and killed, taking with him the only definitive knowledge about the motives behind his deed, which spawned a confounding web of conspiracy theories.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Oh, she got a letter just like that and disappeared off to that-that school-and came home every vacation with her pockets full of frog spawn, turning teacups into rats.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Work that spawned weapons of mass destruction?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Civilian and Millinery spawn.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Of course, die for the monster spawn.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It’ll take more than this demon spawn to best us!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • From her first day, Mrs. Dodds loved Nancy Bobofit and figured I was devil spawn.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • This Tryphon is buried at the Abbey of Saint-Georges de Bocherville, near Rouen, and toads spawn on his grave.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • There was this voodoo guy in the East Village who’d called me devil’s spawn (which, I thought, was every bit as insulting to Dad as to me).
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • To the rabbis who taught in the Jewish parochial schools, baseball was an evil waste of time, a spawn of the potentially assimilationist English portion of the yeshiva day.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The remnants of his vast web were there still, but the swarms of descen-dants he had spawned had been driven out by the Death Eaters, to fight for their cause.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • She looked at him, her face now like a sky which might spawn tornadoes at any instant.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • But not only is the sea such a foe to man who is an alien to it, but it is also a fiend to its own off-spring; worse than the Persian host who murdered his own guests; sparing not the creatures which itself hath spawned.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • That insult spawned another by the mourners: back in the yard of 124, they ate the food they brought and did not touch Sethe’s, who did not touch theirs and forbade Denver to.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Now like the spawn of fish they float in the ocean.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • "We’ve supposedly spawned one long-term romance," Fisman told me.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • With her honey-blond hair hanging over her shoulders like a shawl made of silk and her low-rise jeans mail-ordered from Fred Segal, she’d spawned an entourage of clones.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Put the case that pretty nigh all the children he saw in his daily business life he had reason to look upon as so much spawn, to develop into the fish that were to come to his net,—to be prosecuted, defended, forsworn, made orphans, bedevilled somehow.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Not himself, and no spawn of his loins.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Salinas was surrounded and penetrated with swamps, with tule-filled ponds, and every pond spawned thousands of frogs.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • They persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such a role in directing attitudes and behavior that we cannot make sense of our world without them.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • We ran down and discovered the bay apparently swarming with great sturgeon, salmon, and trout, all making for the mouth of Jackal River, that they might ascend it and deposit their spawn amongst the stones.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • "You spawn of the devil," she whispered.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • The illegal trade in crack cocaine, which had spawned a great deal of violence among gangs and drug dealers, began to decline.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Then when the rice terraces were drained, there was the fish, spawned among the paddy, and what we could not eat, we dried and salted away.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
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