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  • The upshot was that a series of urgent messages were dispatched to me through the Canadian Consul in Chile, instructing me to report to Ottawa at once.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The upshot was this: it was true that the Squire Semelan controlled this little town and all the land around it, but Semelan owed fealty directly to Greyfallow.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Chico moved in, crouching, giving it a little upshot.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • The upshot is that between the operation and the uncontrolled eating Fred has become enormously fat.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong

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  • The upshot of the whole scene was that the girls never overcame their fear of the water during the entire week, nor could I coax them into even the most basic discussion of swimming.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The upshot of all this was that Blackstock readily conceded that the violation she had suffered, peculiar as it was, could indeed have caused the symptoms that had begun to plague her, especially the gross bleeding.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The upshot of this was also nothing.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The practical upshot of all this is that if you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The upshot of which, was, to smash this witness like a crockery vessel, and shiver his part of the case to useless lumber.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But the upshot is, she gets up glorious dinners, makes superb coffee; and you must judge her as warriors and statesmen are judged, by her success.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • But I suppose the upshot is that we have to keep it a prisoner for life.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • "The upshot," I said, "is she likes her classes."
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • The upshot was, that we found a worthy young merchant or shipping-broker, not long established in business, who wanted intelligent help, and who wanted capital, and who in due course of time and receipt would want a partner.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • There I found Conseil, who wanted to know the upshot of my interview with the captain.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He had come to offer apologies for his rudeness of the morning, and after a long private interview with Sir Henry in his study, the upshot of their conversation was that the breach is quite healed, and that we are to dine at Merripit House next Friday as a sign of it.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • I don’t remember the exact words, but the upshot was that he wants money for nothing, without waiting or working!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The upshot was that instead of being evacuated by air, Ngawang was escorted down the valley on foot.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • There was a lot more shouting, but that was the upshot of it.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • The upshot is, we might as well glow in the dark in terms of staying inconspicuous.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • What was the upshot there?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He was mighty learned about the case, to me; but the upshot of his opinion was, that the carrier was making his last journey rather fast.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I’m afraid he got a bit huffed, and the upshot was that he laughed too much and got excited, and asked the lady—well, you know.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The upshot of it all was that Professor Umbridge spent her first afternoon as Headmistress running all over the school answering the summonses of the other teachers, none of whom seemed able to rid their rooms of the fireworks without her.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • But the upshot of it was that they decided to keep on ahead awhile, anyway.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • The upshot of all this was that the first two names on the list were accorded status, while the rest were not, pending confirmation.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The upshot of the matter was that every planter agreed to pay for equipping his own sons and a certain number of the others, but the manner of handling the arrangements was such that the less wealthy members of the outfit could accept horses and uniforms without offense to their honor.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • If he may be conveniently delivered, I would he were; for I am now so far in offence with my niece that I cannot pursue with any safety this sport to the upshot.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • The upshot was that they had exchanged viewpoints like debaters.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The upshot of this was that the change was eventually effected; not without great gloom on the part of Carrie.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Robert Newland wanted to run out to save him, but Lieutenant Bellows held him back; there was nothing to be done about it, Bellows pointed out, there was far too much gunfire for something like that, the upshot of it all would be two dead men, and everyone silently agreed.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • "The upshot of all which is, that, if I mistake not," said Tom, sturdily, "you are he commonly called Old Scratch."
    Washington Irving  --  The Devil and Tom Walker
  • Rappaccini! and is THIS the upshot of your experiment!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • Things having come to this pass, and showing no latent signs of stirring beyond it, the upshot of Mr. Bounderby’s investigations was, that he resolved to hazard a bold burst.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The upshot of this was that the sixth-years’ first Apparition lesson, which was sched-uled for a Saturday morning so that no normal lessons would be missed, took place in the Great Hall instead of in the grounds.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • He told the sisters the upshot of the dispute between them, but ordered them to take no notice of the matter, and welcome George on his return as if nothing had happened.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The upshot of the petition was waited for in Weatherbury with solicitous interest.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And in the upshot my fears proved groundless.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • "Ha-ha-ha!" responded his audience at the upshot of the story; and hilarity was general till a new voice arose with, "This is all very well; but how about the bad bread?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Last night ye haggled and argle-bargled like an apple-wife; and then passed me your word, and gave me your hand to back it; and ye ken very well what was the upshot.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • The upshot wasn’t all Farmer thought it should be.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The upshot is as the two barrios fight, local government officials are on the side determining the site of a new mall or where the next freeway will go while making plans to uproot the very land the dudes were killing each other for.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • So that in the upshot your Majesty’s escape has not set them thinking whether you still have loyal friends to aid you, but only made them more afraid and more obedient to the Ape.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • Sancho followed on Dapple, together with all the members of the pastoral gathering, eager to see what would be the upshot of his vainglorious and extraordinary proposal.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The upshot was that Mrs. Honey consulted with Mrs. Alderman Parkinson, and sent word the next day that I was to come.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The ladies were not so well satisfied, though even they were pleased with his eloquence, especially as they had no apprehensions as to the upshot of the trial and had full trust in Fetyukovitch.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The upshot was that it ensured no day was dull.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • And the woods are full of the vagabonds, waiting to know what is to be the upshot of the miracle.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Finally I get hold of Rivera and the upshot isn’t so bad.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Gow’s Watch Lurgan Sahib did not use as direct speech, but his advice tallied with Mahbub’s; and the upshot was good for Kim.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The upshot of this remembering was that my grandfather not only went with us to the pasture and watched us catch Big Red and Satan, but got two of his field hands to come help us load the wagon bed with corn, oats, and hay.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
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