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  • She plays an acoustic guitar.
  • Then this guy—he couldn’t have been any older than Kyle—walked out onto the stage wearing a fedora and holding an acoustic guitar.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I picture them at one of the pricier strip clubs, the posh ones that make men believe they are still designed to rule, that women are meant to serve them, the deliberately bad acoustics and thwumping music so no one has to talk, a stretch-titted woman straddling my husband (who swears it’s all in fun), her hair trailing down her back, her lips wet with gloss, but I’m not supposed to be threatened, no it’s just boyish hijinks, I am supposed to laugh about it, I am supposed to be a good…
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The band came to practice in the space, and as a lucky bonus, it seemed our choice of fabrics to cover the bland walls made for great acoustics.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite

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  • The tone on this one is wonderful, and this room has great acoustics.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Acoustics.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • "Um, hello my name is Colin Singleton and it’s very dark and so you should come over here to my voice except the acoustics in this place are really w—oh that’s me.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "You’re wasted on acoustic.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Mae was young, and moved far quicker than Stewart, and had her voice—watchers loved it, comparing it to music, calling it like woodwind and a wonderful acoustic strum—and Mae was loving it, too, feeling daily the affection of millions flow through her.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There were a host of religious opportunities at Danbury: a Friday Mass for Catholics, and sometimes a Sunday Mass as well (usually delivered by the "hot priest," a young padre who played guitar and spoke Italian and was thus adored by all the Italian-Americans); a Spanish Christian service on the weekends; a Buddhist meditation group and also rabbinical visits on Wednesdays; and a wacky weekly nondenominational be-in led by volunteers armed with acoustic guitars and scented candles.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • While the room was very old, the acoustics were perfect, and there was a balance and precision to the space that seemed almost magical.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Damien White, son of Nemesis, lived up to his namesake by wreaking vengeance on an acoustic guitar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Pipes do have strange acoustic effects.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The actual range finding was done acoustically and often provided faulty readings.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I couldn’t hear the words, due to some acoustical quirk.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Judging from the acoustics, Reyna was in a small room with brick or concrete walls: maybe a basement or a cell.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Yousef honked, and a man of about twenty-five bounded down the steps carrying an acoustic guitar case.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Just like acoustics, he said.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The 7.1 channel surround sound, the graphic equalizers, and the bass traps they have put in the four corners, have done wonders for the acoustics.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It would take me six days to get home, six undays of staring at acoustic ceiling tile and watching television and sleeping and pain and wishing for time to pass.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Or that the acoustics were fantastic.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It was at a hall in town, a place that usually showcased local bands, so the acoustics were terrible for unamplified classical.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The Assembly Hall was used for large lectures, debates, plays, and concerts; it had the worst acoustics in the school.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Every tin can, every dustbin, every window, every car, every wineglass, every sheet of rusty metal became activated as an acoustically perfect sounding board.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • For an instant, Langdon thought the acoustics in the chamber had affected his hearing.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Women enter through a side street and are "acoustically and visually separated" from the men at all times within the building.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It was hard, with all the random sound reverberations and strange acoustics, to judge distances here.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • THE LONDON UNDERGROUND has lovely acoustics.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I spotted two African American boys wearing jeans and muscle shirts, sitting on their front porch, strumming acoustic guitars and singing.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • There is a certain acoustical deadness in my hole, and when I have music I want to feel its vibration, not only with my ear but with my whole body.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • After ordering, I headed up to my room and settled in to listen to the discs Owen had made me, beginning with one entitled protest songs (acoustic and world).
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • It was such a curious corner in its acoustical properties, such a peculiar Ear of a place, that as Mr. Lorry stood at the open window, looking for the father and daughter whose steps he heard, he fancied they would never approach.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Stilgar took her arm, led her back into the acoustical horn that formed the rear limits of the ledge.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • That triggered something, some acoustic device in the walls, rigged to turn on at just the sound of those words coming from her mouth.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • A very sonorous bell, placed beside the portress, and which was audible throughout the house, indicated by its varied peals, which formed a sort of acoustic telegraph, all the actions of material life CHAPTER VII.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was nothing at all like SIHS’s freezing cold monstrous cafeteria where the acoustics were so bad that even though I sat right next to Kayla I couldn’t hear what she was babbling at me half the time.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Katherine’s voice materialized up ahead in the blackness, her words almost entirely swallowed by the lifeless acoustics of this abyss.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Backed up by electric piano, acoustic bass, and drums, Takahashi is playing a long trombone solo.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • From time to time, fragments of fugitive voices escaped through the open balconies, bedroom confidences, sobs of love magnified by phantasmal acoustics and the hot fragrance of jasmine in the narrow, sleeping streets.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It could identify ships by name from their individual acoustical signatures, much as one could identify the finger or voice prints of a human.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The salon of the hotel, a room of fabled acoustics, was stripped for dancing but there was a small gallery of Englishwomen of a certain age, with neckbands, dyed hair and faces powdered pinkish gray; and of American women of a certain age, with snowy-white transformations, black dresses and lips of cherry red.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • After tea, we discussed a variety of topics before the fire; and Mrs. Micawber was good enough to sing us (in a small, thin, flat voice, which I remembered to have considered, when I first knew her, the very table-beer of acoustics) the favourite ballads of ’The Dashing White Sergeant’, and ’Little Tafflin’.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He was sitting on one of the kitchen chairs, playing a guitar, a beer at his feet, a guy with a banjo nodding beside him as they went into an acoustic version of Led Zeppelin’s ’Misty Mountain Hop.’
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • The acoustics along the corridor were quite good, and we would try to chat a bit to each other before going to sleep.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I wonder what the acoustics are like in here.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Christian would take one look at the acoustic version of me and run screaming for the hills.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Good acoustics?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • …several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • But a man’s character is his fate, says Heraclitus, and in the end there isn’t any way to disguise the nature of the knocks by acoustical work on the door or gloving the knuckles.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The total ugliness to come had made itself felt first as omnipresent acoustical ugliness: cars, motorcycles, electric guitars, drills, loudspeakers, sirens.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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