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  • She is known for her verdant landscape paintings.
  • We visited an idyllic, verdant town outside of Paris.
  • Beyond a range of verdant mountains he sees the snow-covered Pico de Orizaba, the highest summit in Mexico.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • There were soft ferns, deep green grasses, and tall shady evergreens, a scene of verdant, lush mountain growth.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • It is a time to revel in the eternal sea and the warm rains that soothe us, as well as the verdant land that surrounds and keeps us.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • The carpet stretched from one end of the hall to the other, clean and eternally verdant except for a faint, irregular dark stain before my door as if somebody had by accident spilled a glass of water there, but dabbed it dry again.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • What used to concern me greatly about leaving was the awkward impression you can sometimes have, say when you find yourself on an everyday street, or in a store, or in what would otherwise be a shimmering, verdant park, and you think not about the surroundings but about yourself, and how people will stop and think (most times, unnoticeably) about who you may be, how you fit into the picture, what this may say, and so on and so forth.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Everything green and blue, plush and verdant.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • It is this farm that Frank left to me, stating in his will that while I could do with it what I wished it was his earnest hope that I continue to farm the place as he had done, realizing not only the very modest profit that can be gained from 60 acres of peanuts but enjoying the pleasant and verdant countryside in which the farm is situated, along with a lovely little stream swarming with fish.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • They were just abreast of Mareciana, and beyond the flat but verdant Island of La Pianosa.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • They stop by the old British cemetery, or take a taxi up a mountain peak for a view of the verdant, fog-shrouded valley below.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The gateway to the industrial heartland of Southern China runs up through the wide, verdant swath of the Pearl River Delta.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Pull back farther, and you get a sense of where Clarkston sits on the great expanse of America—tucked in a verdant corner of the country beneath the rippling gray ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He entered by the Faubourg St. Jacques, under verdant arches.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The chaplain relished the privacy and isolation of his verdant surroundings and the reverie and meditation that living there fostered.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In the middle of the grass one observes an uprooted tree-bole which lies there all verdant.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As I proceeded forward I found this side of the island much more pleasant than mine; the fields fragrant adorned with sweet flowers & verdant grass, together with several very, fine woods.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • All around them, water gurgled through the tunnel of verdant pines that wound ever deeper into Du Weldenvarden.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Hareton, with a streaming face, dug green sods, and laid them over the brown mould himself: at present it is as smooth and verdant as its companion mounds — and I hope its tenant sleeps as soundly.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Thither needs must fall all that which in the lap of Benaco cannot stay, and it becomes a river down through the verdant pastures.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • We paralleled the train tracks past lush pastureland, verdant meadows, shady ranches, and the most awesome rock formations I’d ever seen.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • At Callyan they reached the junction of the branch line which descends towards south-eastern India by Kandallah and Pounah; and, passing Pauwell, they entered the defiles of the mountains, with their basalt bases, and their summits crowned with thick and verdant forests.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • San Piedro had too a brand of verdant beauty that inclined its residents toward the poetical.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The Swiss Guards had seen a lot of the camerlegno this week in preparation for conclave, and everyone had commented that the man seemed a bit rough around the edges, his verdant eyes a bit more intense than usual.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A spring, which many long years before had induced the natives to select the place for their temporary fortification, was soon cleared of leaves, and a fountain of crystal gushed from the bed, diffusing its waters over the verdant hillock.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • His stomach had begun to roll a little, and being kept off balance by the verdant wildness he had stepped into was not helping.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Resuming our journey, we arrived at a charming valley, verdant, fruitful, and shaded by clumps of graceful trees.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Over everything — up through the wreckage of the city, in gutters, along the river banks, tangled among tiles and tin roofing, climbing on charred tree trunks — was a blanket of fresh, vivid, lush, optimistic green; the verdancy rose even from the foundations of ruined houses.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Trees and bushes: thick, luxuriant, verdant, and lush.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Back from it sprouted palm trees, sparsely at first, and then more densely as the verdant forest took over and shrouded the island in a canopy of green that continued up the hills and into the mountains.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • It’s all so verdant.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He thumps the verdant floor with his carcass.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Not quite sure of her direction, Tess stood still upon the hemmed expanse of verdant flatness, like a fly on a billiard-table of indefinite length, and of no more consequence to the surroundings than that fly.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It is verree verdant and painted meads.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Entering the park, almost immediately by the disputed ground, we pursued a pleasant footpath winding among the verdant turf and the beautiful trees until it brought us to the church-porch.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • And as migrating birds, nation by nation, wild geese and arrow-throated cranes and swans, over Asia’s meadowland and marshes around the streams of Kaystrios, with giant flight and glorying wings keep beating down in tumult on that verdant land that echoes to their pinions, even so, nation by nation, from the ships and huts, this host debouched upon Skamander plain.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Located at the end of a winding road overlooking a verdant valley, Healdtown was far more beautiful and impressive than Clarkebury.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • We are between islands; the sea is a rich lapis shot through with verdant undertones, a reversal of sky tones.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A verdant, treacherous lawn, in which mosquitoes bred and fish were fat but inaccessible.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Thou hast forgotten, O Sancho, those lines of our poet wherein he paints for us how, in their crystal abodes, those four nymphs employed themselves who rose from their loved Tagus and seated themselves in a verdant meadow to embroider those tissues which the ingenious poet there describes to us, how they were worked and woven with gold and silk and pearls; and something of this sort must have been the employment of my lady when thou sawest her, only that the spite which some wickedů
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • There was the vague sense of the infinite as I looked downupon the yellow, dreaming waters of the Mississippi River from the verdant bluffs of Natchez.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Trust me each state must have its policies: Kingdoms have edicts, cities have their charters; Even the wild outlaw, in his forest-walk, Keeps yet some touch of civil discipline; For not since Adam wore his verdant apron, Hath man with man in social union dwelt, But laws were made to draw that union closer.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Onward they kept, with steady purpose, and entered at length upon a wide and spacious tract of downs, with every variety of little hill and plain to change their verdant surface.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The hop-vine, too, had begun to grow luxuriantly over the sides of the little edifice, and made an interior of verdant seclusion, with innumerable peeps and glimpses into the wider solitude of the garden.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • But I can now no more; the parting sun Beyond the Earth’s green Cape and verdant Isles Hesperian sets, my signal to depart.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It has a unique position on the summit of a steep and imposing scarp, rising on the north, south, and west sides of the borough out of the deep alluvial Vale of Blackmoor, the view from the Castle Green over three counties of verdant pasture—South, Mid, and Nether Wessex—being as sudden a surprise to the unexpectant traveller’s eyes as the medicinal air is to his lungs.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • As soon as the first hint of light appeared in the east, Eragon and Saphira continued on their way, soaring high above the verdant plains.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • But, as they went farther, a new scene opened, all things grew milder, the air less burning, the soil more verdant, and even the beasts were less wild: and, at last, there were nations, towns, and cities, that had not only mutual commerce among themselves and with their neighbours, but traded, both by sea and land, to very remote countries.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
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