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  • His voice was very deep, a subterranean rumble.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Mae hadn’t seen him since their subterranean encounter, and did not care to.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Terrible noises are coming from him and from the dogs as if there is a conversation between them that is subterranean, volcanic.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The Labyrinth intersects with subterranean places all around the world.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • Here, people whisper, the Germans have renovated two kilometers of subterranean corridors under the medieval walls; they have built new defenses, new conduits, new escape routes, underground complexes of bewildering intricacy.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The prodigious subterranean castle of salt which she has visited often and which may or may not be, as the Professor claims, one of Europe’s seven man-made wonders, is less an anticlimax in itself than a spectacle which simply fails to register on her awareness, so agitated has she been made by this indefinable whatever-it-is—this infatuation—which has struck her with the random heat of a lightning bolt, making her weak and a little ill.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Underneath them, like a subterranean platform, holding them up, is a row of iconic-looking symbols painted in the flat style of Egyptian tomb frescoes, each one enclosed in a white sphere: a red rose, an orange maple leaf, a shell.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I can use any subterranean gateway—even this arch—to access the Labyrinth.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • It was clammy in the basement, an ugly subterranean chill.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • After maybe thirty seconds, I know I can’t stand being confined in the subterranean cell, and leave Buttercup to his own devices.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • He therefore returned by the subterraneous gallery, and arrived in time to hear the exclamations of the turnkey, who called out for help.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • They were down in some subterranean place — the bottom of a well, for instance, or a very deep grave — but it was a place which, already far below him, was itself moving downwards.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • As they dropped farther into the subterranean foyer, the yawning space slowly emerged from the shadows.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The island attracted saltwater fish into its subterranean tunnels—how, I don’t know; perhaps fish ate the algae as gluttonously as I did.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The swift black eddies of the subterranean river were suddenly horrible to me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Tom found a subterranean lake, shortly, which stretched its dim length away until its shape was lost in the shadows.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Yes? I was subterranean, out of range.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The water was pooling in a little canal, as if the sand were seeping into a subterranean crack.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • A sound of subterranean flute playing came up and was almost lost in the steady remorseless persistence of the drums.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • I have the means to expose your subterranean existence, and you are powerless to stop me.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • That night I reposed my wearied limbs in the boat, resolving the next morning to harbour what I had gotten in my new-found subterraneous grotto; & not to carry my cargo home to my ancient castle.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • For twenty minutes, the rails clacked beneath us, the posts holding up the rock roof blurring past like a subterranean forest of gray tree trunks.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He would drill down next to the clinic for subterranean hot water, to fill hot-springs baths.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • There are as many different subterranean stages as there are varying works, as there are extractions.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He did not know whether it was just a pool in the path, or the edge of an underground stream that crossed the passage, or the brink of a deep dark subterranean lake.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • A subterranean stream ran past on one side of it.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • But suddenly, a crash of sound jarred the room, almost as if a subterranean blast had struck the walls and made them tremble.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Their passage through the natural galleries and subterraneous apartments of the cavern was preceded by the shrieks and cries of hundreds of women and children.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Thence, introduced into a half-subterranean gallery, he became, on the part of those who had brought him, the object of the grossest insults and the harshest treatment.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • There was an immense sighing and moaning, like a subterranean bellows breathing in the lost catacombs.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Or maybe the lair was subterranean, underneath this very commonplace strip mall nestled up against a wooded hill in a nice family neighborhood.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • For again Starbuck’s downcast eyes lighted up with the stubbornness of life; the subterranean laugh died away; the winds blew on; the sails filled out; the ship heaved and rolled as before.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Was I left to perish of starvation in this subterranean world of darkness; or what fate, perhaps even more fearful, awaited me?
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • She did not hear him cross the courtyard beyond, nor see him pause in the archway that led from the subterranean path into the garden.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Putting things together, I reached a strong suggestion of an extensive system of subterranean ventilation, whose true import it was difficult to imagine.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • I was smoking more those days, it was the tension, you could feel it, like a subterranean hum, although things seemed so quiet.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Antonia Shimerda liked to go with me, and we used to wonder a great deal about these birds of subterranean habit.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • It had taken them two days to traverse the subterranean passage from Farthen Dur, though it felt longer to Eragon, due to the never-ending dusk that surrounded them and the silence it had imposed upon their group.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Curly was afraid that the moccasins were lurking nearby in some secret subterranean den, waiting for darkness before they slithered out to begin their deadly hunt.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • The locker room was filled with shouts, echoes, and the subterranean sound of showers ~plashing on tile.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Meltwater sluiced furiously down innumerable surface and subterranean channels, creating a ghostly harmonic rumble that resonated through the body of the glacier.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Treebeard rumbled for a moment, as if he were pronouncing some deep, subterranean Entish malediction.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Early in the spring of 1943, the mine began to flood with water from subterranean springs.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • For he thought he heard a soft tread off in the subterranean vaults.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The trees were dry and stubby, the mound was barren, and my attention was arrested by a water faucet sticking two feet out of the sand, like some subterranean periscope.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • There had been heads of enemies erected on poles for decoration, and their king had built himself an underground treasure chamber which was also a subterranean passage for escape.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The rows of chops opened and shut in vast unison, and the sound of it was like to the muffled burr of subterranean machinery.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Sato asked, faint wisps of steam curling out of her mouth in the cold subterranean air.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Because his coolness and self-confidence is subterranean, springing from beneath his casual demeanor, it’s important that surface issues, like how clean you keep your room, are afterthoughts.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Not when Dorothy has given you to understand that there is a secret subterraneous communication between your apartment and the chapel of St. Anthony, scarcely two miles off?
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
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