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  • I had trouble sitting down at the table because Bertha had made me wear a fashionable gown, and my petticoat was voluminous.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • She looked at me on the pole and in a voluminous voice—powerful, masculine, and incredibly loud—she bellowed, "What’ch you doin’ up on that pole, man?"
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I am as you know historian of the local chapter of the Sons of the Confederacy and while in the process of writing a fairly lengthy essay on your great-grandfather I examined in detail his truly voluminous correspondence to his family, which includes many letters to your grandmother.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She got up, dusting her voluminous skirts.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • A fragrant favorite involved saving up intestinal gas, explosively voluminous thanks to chronic dysentery, prior to tenko.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And then I’m swathed in pajamas and a voluminous robe, sitting in my plush compartment, waiting for the others to go to sleep.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • In these voluminous notes Toll suggested another scheme, totally different from Armfeldt’s or Pfuel’s plan of campaign.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It took an enormous effort for her to set her voluminous, gelatinous body in motion.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • "Well, Blacas, what think you of this?" inquired the king triumphantly, and pausing for a moment from the voluminous scholiast before him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • A leather strip encircled her brow, restraining her voluminous black hair, which tumbled behind her shoulders in a lustrous cascade.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

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  • Langdon followed through a mechanical door into CERN’s voluminous main lobby.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • From somewhere in the voluminous folds of his white overblouse, Daddy had produced a wooden kitchen match.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • His coat was of light-weight cloth with voluminous revers, a long swallow-tail and large steel buttons.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • From their height, the city appeared as a series of gaps in the voluminous canopy, islands of calm in a restless ocean.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Down they sank once more into the crunching, thudding, voluminous barrage of bursting antiaircraft shells as Aarfy came creeping back behind Yossarian and jabbed him sharply in the ribs again.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • One of the marchers below flipped Mrs. Roberts upside down with his wand; her nightdress fell down to reveal voluminous drawers and she struggled to cover herself up as the crowd below her screeched and hooted with glee.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • She entered, and behind her, almost hidden by her voluminous calico skirts, came her twelve-year-old daughter, squirming against her mother’s legs.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • In the way of furniture, there is a stove with a voluminous funnel; an old pine desk with a three-legged stool beside it; two or three wooden-bottom chairs, exceedingly decrepit and infirm; and—not to forget the library—on some shelves, a score or two of volumes of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue laws.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN HARVEST TIME For a year Jo and her Professor worked and waited, hoped and loved, met occasionally, and wrote such voluminous letters that the rise in the price of paper was accounted for, Laurie said.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • But in Talkeetna, a village south of Denali that is the point of embarkation for most mountaineering expeditions into the Alaska Range, the cabin he was staying in caught fire and burned to rubble, incinerating both his equipment and the voluminous accumulation of notes, poetry, and personal journals that he regarded as his life’s work.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There was Mad-Eye Moody, looking quite as sinister with his bowler hat pulled low over his magical eye as he would have done without it, his gnarled hands clutching a long staff, his body wrapped in a voluminous travelling cloak.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • She tried to crawl into the narrow crowded closet to nail it down but her voluminous nightgown got her tangled up.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • From within their voluminous sleeves, Fadawar’s four warriors produced small, hairy goat-hide drums.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The pod itself is far too voluminous to be heated, but your lab is a thermally insulated cinder-block room, roughly a cube, located in the farthest corner of the pod for maximum separation.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • In the vest’s voluminous pockets were both a film and a digital camera, means of documenting his work for the donors he had to court whenever he returned home.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • She was majestically tall and all but enshrined by a voluminous mane of golden blond hair.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Opposite the spot to which he had brought her was such a general confluence, and the river was proportionately voluminous and deep.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • "Don’t, my chiel," whispered a buxom staylace dealer in voluminous petticoats, who sat near the woman; "yer good man don’t know what he’s saying."
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Across from the hotel two carabinieri, grotesque in swaddling capes and harlequin hats, swung voluminously from this side and that, like mains’ls coming about, and watching them she thought of the guards’ officer who had stared at her so intensely at lunch.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I scanned and rescanned the voluminous documents before me and cleared my throat multiple times.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • She took a brisk but voluminous drag on her cigarette.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Within, there was a spacious breadth, and an airy height from floor to roof, now partially filled with smoke and steam, which eddied voluminously upward and formed a mimic cloud-region over their heads.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • His pants flowed voluminous and stripy down to a two-strap shoe.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • At the pronounced words and the spontaneous echo that voluminously rebounded them, Captain Vere, either thro’ stoic self-control or a sort of momentary paralysis induced by emotional shock, stood erectly rigid as a musket in the ship-armorer’s rack.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • He read voluminously all spring, the beginning of his eighteenth year: "The Gentleman from Indiana,"
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Sometimes, when I caught sight of a figure in voluminous draperies swishing through the streets under a blazing sun, or of a face peering through a window or shutter, I felt desperately sorry for them, deprived of the ordinary pleasures of knowing warm sun and cool breeze upon their flesh, of walking out light and free, or of mixing with men and working beside them.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Armand Moncharmin wrote such voluminous Memoirs during the fairly long period of his co-management that we may well ask if he ever found time to attend to the affairs of the Opera otherwise than by telling what went on there.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Lemry may be gone, but her memory lives on through precise and voluminous workout notes, and Mr. Billings was up to the task of carrying them out to the letter.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Our author is voluminous; he continues to write and publish with as much praiseworthy and indefatigable prolixity as if his efforts were crowned with the brilliant success that so justly attends those of Eugene Sue.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • Into this dimly-lit and dim-featured group May Archer floated like a swan with the sunset on her: she seemed larger, fairer, more voluminously rustling than her husband had ever seen her; and he perceived that the rosiness and rustlingness were the tokens of an extreme and infantile shyness.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Of such assurances, however, he had already a voluminous collection, and it would not have been worth his while to forsake a fruitful avocation merely to hear Mrs. Penniman say, for the thousandth time, that she had made his cause her own.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • ’Then I can assume that if anything ugly happened, your voluminous reportage will find its way to a Senate subcommittee or a pack of congressional watchdogs.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The opening of the red handkerchief had disclosed a superannuated "Keepsake" and six or seven numbers of a "Portrait Gallery," in royal octavo; and the emphatic request to look referred to a portrait of George the Fourth in all the majesty of his depressed cranium and voluminous neckcloth.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Going upstairs to Mrs. Jellyby’s room (the children were all screaming in the kitchen, and there was no servant to be seen), we found that lady in the midst of a voluminous correspondence, opening, reading, and sorting letters, with a great accumulation of torn covers on the floor.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He presented his idols diffidently, but he expanded in Carol’s bookishness, in Miss Sherwin’s voluminous praise, in Kennicott’s tolerance of any one who amused his wife.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Early each morning, as Moody and the rest of the family chanted their prayers, I retrieved my money and stashed it under my voluminous layers of clothing in case some unforeseen opportunity arose during the day.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • His notes already made a formidable range of volumes, but the crowning task would be to condense these voluminous still-accumulating results and bring them, like the earlier vintage of Hippocratic books, to fit a little shelf.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Her attire, voluminous and delicate, bristling with elegance, had the look of shimmering plumage, and her attitudes were as light and sudden as those of a creature who perched upon twigs.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The Prime Minister’s lady had just squeezed herself into her sedan, and her daughter, the charming Ida, had put on her calash and clogs; when the English party came out, the boy yawning drearily, the Major taking great pains in keeping the shawl over Mrs. Osborne’s head, and Mr. Sedley looking grand, with a crush opera-hat on one side of his head and his hand in the stomach of a voluminous white waistcoat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Now, had the same young lady been engaged with a volume of the Spectator, instead of such a work, how proudly would she have produced the book, and told its name; though the chances must be against her being occupied by any part of that voluminous publication, of which either the matter or manner would not disgust a young person of taste: the substance of its papers so often consisting in the statement of improbable circumstances, unnatural characters, and topics of conversation which…
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
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