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  • Understatement of the year.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas thought the man couldn’t have possibly made a greater understatement.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • It was understated, simple . and jet-black.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • That’s an understatement, she thought.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • Saying it’s tough is an understatement."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • That would be a giant understatement, anyway.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • To say I was chagrined to discover I was not alone would be an understatement; for sitting directly behind me, and not twenty yards away, were the missing wolves.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He paused to give emphasis to his understatement.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • This is my very house, my Mountview house in Bedley Run, understated and grand and unsolicitous of anything but the most honorable regard, and despite how magnificently Liv Crawford has directed its exacting restoration, I cannot escape feeling a mere proximateness to all its exhibits and effects, this oddly unsatisfying museum that she has come to curate for this visitation and the many that will someday follow.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It was not, they observed with exquisite understatement, a cry for help.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • An understatement, if ever there was one.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It was lunchtime when Brullo released them for the day, and to say that Celaena was hungry would be a severe understatement.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • And then maybe you drop by, and it was probably all very English and understated in those days, and you’re Browning and you chitchat around a bit, before you drop the bi ggie: ’Oh, by the way, any notions yet on how my poems might be doing?’
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • This is truly an understatement.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • There was no color in the article, no description, just an understated list of events: Architect Ronald Dorian, 36, his wife, Carlotta, 34, a publisher, and their daughter, Misty, 7, were found dead at 33 Dunstan Road.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Ornate and understated at the same time.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • These figures undoubtedly understate antiemancipation sentiment, for the regiment’s colonel was a strong supporter of the proclamation and the poll was an open one.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • That was an understatement.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • This understatement could not have seemed quite so omniscient to me back then in 1947.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She is tanned, her lips an understated orangey-pink.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "You seem to know a lot about me," I said, making the understatement of the year.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "Grubby" was a gross understatement, but the boy pulled back defensively.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • This was a painful understatement.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Andy’s mother, with her understated jewelry and her not-quite-interested smile—the kind of woman who could get on the phone with the mayor if she needed a favor — seemed to operate somehow above the constraints of New York City bureaucracy.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The decor is understated, tasteful, what Idris has come to think of as "expat chic."
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Wow," he said, feeling dumb at such a monumental understatement.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • To say I have frizzy hair is an understatement.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • To say I don’t live a squeaky-clean life is an understatement.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • To say I make it in the nick of time is an understatement.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • To say that I was not making amazing headway in my hometown would be an understatement.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Calling him "bruised" would be an understatement.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • That was an understatement.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • That’s an understatement.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Thanks for the understatement.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "Disappointed" was a bit of an understatement, Harry thought.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • To say the letter leapt out at her was an understatement.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "An understatement, but true nevertheless," said Brom dryly.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And Juan Tomas stood beside him and snorted a little at the understatement.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • A few minutes after entering Langa, we stopped in front of an understated white home in the middle of Mshumpela Street.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • She was wearing an understated floral hat, in a pastel color, that contrasted with the white of her hair.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Major understatement, if the dude was really for real!
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Finally we hit bottom with an understated wh00000m.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He said her name with an understated fervor.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • There was a hint of amusement in Francisco’s face, as at an understatement.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • That was the understatement of the century—when the alcohol encounters my face, I jerk back with a yelp.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The understatement of the year, was a phrase my mother uses.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • That’s an understatement.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • But this statistic actually understates the matter.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "Anxiousis a bit of an understatement," he murmured.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • LINDNER (With understated relief) Thank you.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
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