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  • What might be several seconds pass, though they feel to Werner like hours, and the wind tears through the frosted grass, sending zephyrs and wisps of snow sirening off across the white, and a sudden nostalgia for Zollverein rolls through him in a wave: boyhood afternoons wandering the soot-stained warrens, towing his little sister in the wagon.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The imposing desolation was barren of any animals except for a bird gliding on the zephyrs.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The hurricane is succeeded by a zephyr of amiable surprise.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Euroclydon, nevertheless, is a mighty pleasant zephyr to any one in-doors, with his feet on the hob quietly toasting for bed.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • A delicious zephyr played along the coasts of the Mediterranean, and wafted from shore to shore the sweet perfume of plants, mingled with the fresh smell of the sea.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I couldn’t, not with my hands trembling like saplings in a summer zephyr.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Still, the Tankadere was so light, and her fine sails caught the fickle zephyrs so well, that, with the aid of the currents John Bunsby found himself at six o’clock not more than ten miles from the mouth of Shanghai River.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • This was Bernini’s tribute to the second element …. Air …. an ethereal zephyr blown from angel’s lips.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Listen to every zephyr for some reproof, for it is surely there, and he is unfortunate who does not hear it.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • There was not even a zephyr stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds; nature lay in a trance that was broken by no sound but the occasional far-off hammering of a woodpecker, and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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  • He felt a zephyr curling about his cheek, and turned.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Ned Lambert, seated on the table, read on: —Or again, note the meanderings of some purling rill as it babbles on its way, tho’ quarrelling with the stony obstacles, to the tumbling waters of Neptune’s blue domain, ’mid mossy banks, fanned by gentlest zephyrs, played on by the glorious sunlight or ’neath the shadows cast o’er its pensive bosom by the overarching leafage of the giants of the forest.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The smallest puff of air through the quarter-open windows was a zephyr.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Spring had come, clad in no classical garb, yet fairer than all springs; fairer even than she who walks through the myrtles of Tuscany with the graces before her and the zephyr behind.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The zephyr that carried me was mild and warm, even as I soared in its currents high over the White Peak, breaking through the gray clouds and into a place where the sun so dazzled that I had to close my eyes.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • As for Hetty, her feet rested on a cloud, and she was borne along by warm zephyrs; she had forgotten her rose-coloured ribbons; she was no more conscious of her limbs than if her childish soul had passed into a water-lily, resting on a liquid bed and warmed by the midsummer sun-beams.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Did she come or go, the birds ruffled their wings in greeting; the unruly winds sank to cooling zephyrs; the white lotus rose from the water’s depth to look at her; the solemn river loitered on its way; the palm-trees, nodding, shook all their plumes; and they seemed to say, this one, I gave her of my grace; that, I gave her of my brightness; the other, I gave her of my purity: and so each as it had a virtue to give.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • To them I might plead, in Mrs Warren’s words, "Well, it’s only good manners to be ashamed, dearie;" but it surprises me, recollecting as I do the effect produced by Miss Fanny Brough’s delivery of that line, that gentlemen who shivered like violets in a zephyr as it swept through them, should so completely miss the full width of its application as to go home and straightway make a public exhibition of mock modesty.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • What do you want for fifty bucks—a Zephyr?
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I appeared on my father’s doorstep, in a golden cradle, carried down from Olympus by Zephyr the West Wind.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Perhaps, as I have myself argued that Homer’s west lay in a more northerly quarter, his Zephyr also blew from that quarter and would serve a ship sailing from Polis Bay down the channel between Ithaka and Same.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He opened it cautiously with his left hand lest he should waken the child and began to read the first poem in the book: Hushed are the winds and still the evening gloom, Not e’en a Zephyr wanders through the grove, Whilst I return to view my Margaret’s tomb And scatter flowers on the dust I love.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The 1936 four-door Lincoln Zephyr sedan moved down the winding road at a decent, if unhurried, pace.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Zephyr, is it?
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • During the mysterious trip from the island of Elba to France, on the 27th of February, on the open sea, the French brig of war, Le Zephyr, having encountered the brig L’Inconstant, on which Napoleon was concealed, and having asked the news of Napoleon from L’Inconstant, the Emperor, who still wore in his hat the white and amaranthine cockade sown with bees, which he had adopted at the isle of Elba, laughingly seized the speaking-trumpet, and answered for himself, "The Emperor is well."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh fountain side They sat them down; and, after no more toil Of their sweet gardening labour than sufficed To recommend cool Zephyr, and made ease More easy, wholesome thirst and appetite More grateful, to their supper-fruits they fell, Nectarine fruits which the compliant boughs Yielded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downy bank damasked with flowers: The savoury pulp they chew, and in the rind, Still…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • I heard the thunder, then the whistle of the Lowcountry Zephyr as it approached the trestle that crossed the Ashley River.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The mourners came in a Ford Zephyr and a Transit van.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • The Lincoln Zephyr did not belong to him, for luxuries such as automobiles, fancy or plain, seemed forever beyond his reach.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • A Lincoln Zephyr, silvery and low, whisked by.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Outside there were no other cars, no lights other than the Zephyr’s.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • But them"—he indicated the disappearing Zephyr—"them kind costs as much as a good size house.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Zephyr responded with unexpected agility and actually missed the car, leaving the careless man to live another day.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • But now the Zephyr was off the road and onto sloped ground, and there were trees up ahead.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • She could sense that even the bottom-heavy Zephyr would not maintain its balance.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Jack swung the wheel back the other way, but the Zephyr’s balance was gone, its brakes useless.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The Zephyr rolled again, and clipped a tree, which slowed its momentum.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The steel of the Zephyr fought a fearsome battle with the hard-packed dirt, but the earth finally triumphed and the car’s top and right side buckled.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The Zephyr’s headlights were somehow still working, and she looked frantically for her father in the confusion of light and dark.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Zephyr?
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • I’d take a Zephyr myself.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Uh, maybe you could supervise Zephyr with setting the table?
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Well, a Zephyr got sap.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Uh, what Zephyr said.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Give me a Zephyr.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Now Zephyr?
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • I did not even hear the lion roaring at night in the Hampton Park Zoo or the whistle of the 11:42 train, the Low-country Zephyr, speeding across the trestle on the river at the exact same time that it had every single night I had been on campus.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • ……… There was eternal spring, and placid zephyrs with warm Blasts soothed the flowers born without seed.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • I have spent many an hour, when I was younger, floating over its surface as the zephyr willed, having paddled my boat to the middle, and lying on my back across the seats, in a summer forenoon, dreaming awake, until I was aroused by the boat touching the sand, and I arose to see what shore my fates had impelled me to; days when idleness was the most attractive and productive industry.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Zephyr, you’re with me," she said, holding out her hand.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
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