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  • repeated their dialog verbatim
  • Verbatim.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • "Well, I don’t know if that was it verbatim.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • It is, verbatim, a sentence he and Jutta heard on Deutschlandsender radio three days before.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • The first couple weeks are a rehash of rules for equipment usage and safety procedures that I could recite verbatim if anybody asked.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Bennington then repeated the stranger formula verbatim.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "Sooner than submit to Northern Slavery, I prefer death," wrote a South Carolina captain to his wife in 1862, a phrase repeated almost verbatim by many soldiers.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I quote them verbatim, without gloss.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And Jamie launched into what appeared to be a verbatim recitation of the song, translated into English.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • What follows are excerpts from the verbatim transcript.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • I shall try to record it verbatim.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • In those scenes, dialogue is either deduced from the written record or quoted verbatim as it was recounted to me in an interview.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I rang the bell and called for the weekly county paper, which contained a verbatim account of the inquest.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Hopton Stoddard spoke slowly; it sounded earnest and impressive, but was due to the fact that he had memorized his speeches almost verbatim.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • And since I was not able to write while I was prostrate on the floor supporting myself with the palms of my hands, I can’t say verbatim the exact words he said, but I bet I can come damn close.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Recited the D.A.R.E. pledge verbatim.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • With that image in mind, allow me to read verbatim from the ancient electoral laws.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Would you oblige me by taking this down verbatim?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • This she did by repeating to me as far as possible, verbatim, what she heard, and by showing me how I could take part in the conversation.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • She wrote down the answers carefully, not necessarily verbatim, but she hoped with enough detail to reconstruct the answers in the future.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • ’I’d give a shilling a line for a verbatim note,’ said the Editor.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • She was aware of the tiny red lights on the cameras that indicated they were recording; of the scratch of pens on paper as the reporters wrote down her words verbatim.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The skeleton dimensions I shall now proceed to set down are copied verbatim from my right arm, where I had them tattooed; as in my wild wanderings at that period, there was no other secure way of preserving such valuable statistics.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • When he pressed me, I told him what his mother had said, verbatim, without comment.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Some of Scrooge’s pronouncements early in the story are almost verbatim from Malthus or his Victorian descendants.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • That sounds verbatim.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Shay Bourne has said things, verbatim, that I read last night in the Gospel of Thomas.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Lewis talked the same way; he was a placater, a peacemaker, the kind of person who would hold your hand on an airplane if you were scared, able to quote verbatim the statistics about how it was the safest thing, honestly.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • He was reciting almost verbatim the words and intonations even of the other boys at the hotel—Higby, Ratterer, Eddie Doyle—who, having narrated the nature of such situations to him, and how girls occasionally lied out of pressing dilemmas in this way, had made perfectly clear to him what was meant.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • And that professional writers of a type love to reproduce verbatim: 3/18/51 DEAR ZOOEY, I’ve just finished decoding a long letter that came from Mother this morning, all about you and General Eisenhower’s smile and small boys in the Daily News who fall down elevator shafts and when am I going to have my phone in New York taken out and get one installed up here in the country, where I really need it.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Which temper Jones was now in, we leave the reader to guess, having no exact information about it; but this is certain, that he had spent two hours in expectation, when, being unable any longer to conceal his uneasiness, he retired to his room; where his anxiety had almost made him frantick, when the following letter was brought him from Mrs Honour, with which we shall present the reader _verbatim et literatim.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • These were all things Vic himself had said, repeated back almost verbatim.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • He would sit for hours until he had memorized—verbatim—the chapters of his textbooks.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • 28: Does Emerson quote the passage verbatim?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I do believe I just said that, verbatim.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Valere sent me to ask you this verbatim.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • She wrote his words verbatim.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • To her chagrin, she was quoted verbatim (but fortunately as an "anonymous observer") in every foreign paper.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • This is followed by ten or twelve enactments of the same kind, copied verbatim from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The cemetery was the final resting place-in voce verbatim via amicus curiae, as he legally explained to the authorities on Montserrat.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Colaiaco sees Plato’s famous account of the defense of Socrates as being—although far from a verbatim transcription of the words of Socrates—fairly representative of the major points of his defense.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • What Peters wrote down now would provide the background for this evening’s telegram to Moscow, while at the Soviet Embassy in The Hague the girls would sit up all night telegraphing the verbatim transcript on hourly schedules.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • I was sure it was no coincidence he’d put it like this, almost verbatim the way my mother had described it during our last conversation: if Hollis was able to spin my mom’s thinking any way he wanted, she had similar influence over his own.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • To which the director had surely responded, more or less verbatim, with, "Bon, fine!" and "No harm meant!" and then gone on to say that was what he called being reasonable and that he had seen right off Hans Castorp had more talent for being a patient than that trace-kicking swashbuckler.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Here was an argument that could strike a responsive chord in the nervous system of every Northern man, farmer or worker, abolitionist or racist: if a stop was not put somewhere upon the spread of slavery, the institution would become nation-wide.8 Here, too, is the pracThe only existing version of this speech is not a verbatim report.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Every one of these documents contains all of your key phrases verbatim.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • X.4,0 PRINT AS ITEM FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS VERBATIM 778-778 BRUSH RIDGE, ARIZ.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • What the Persian knew of this torture-chamber and what there befell him and his companion shall be told in his own words, as set down in a manuscript which he left behind him, and which I copy VERBATIM.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • ") There, Levy says, like is not intended to introduce a literal, verbatim quotation, but an illustrative example, letting her "offer a stereotypical response for her brother."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Every other child in the class stood up and without a trace of expression or self-consciousness repeated Saul’s original speech verbatim.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
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