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  • She is studying botany.
  • the botany of China
  • "It was either that or Botany," I reply evenly.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I told Yma that I loved nature, so she arranged for two staff to take me and my mother on an outing to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, not far from the hospital.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • He was knowledgeable in all the sciences: botany, astronomy, psychology, anatomy, alchemy, geology, chemistry….
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She was a widow, I a bachelor (if a father), both of us well into our middle years, and to step together among the drooping peonies was as innocent as any Sunday excursion in a botanical park.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • If the subject was something as innocent as flowers, then Dr. William Charles Ondaatje, who was the Ceylonese Director of the Botanical Gardens, would throw scorn on any opinion and put the others in their place.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • They didn’t look like any species he recognized, but then again, the only Earth botany book he’d been able to find had been about plants native to Africa, and he thought he’d heard Wells say they were on the East Coast of what had once been the United States.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • It was true: A large patch in the middle was different from the rest, although the difference was so subtle only a botanist — or Sticky — would have noticed it.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I told her about some of my plants and gave a simple explanation of a few of my backyard botanical experiments.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s

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  • A leaky pipe destroys an entire rack of pressed botanical samples: it’s the diamond.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She threw the magazine down and got off at the next stop, so disturbed by this obscene encroachment on her memory that she aimlessly paced the sunlit walks around the museum and the botanic gardens for several hours before showing up at the office, where Dr. Blackstock commented on her haggard look: "Some ghost you’ve seen?"
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But in the middle of the Botany examination it comes to me, like a sudden epileptic fit, that I’m not going to be a biologist, as I have thought.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • She’d brought in several more plants, and a panel of framed botanical prints hung in a row on the wall above her desk.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • And it was you who suggested I take up botany.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • And there was a field trip we were supposed to go on, to the Botanical Gardens, and I didn’t get to go.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You think I pay attention in botany class?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "Tell me, have you been to the botanical garden?" he asked.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • In this same leisurely manner I studied zoology and botany.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • It is a color very well known in botany, but till the present time very rare among horses.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • They’ll be safe from books and botany all their lives.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • A. califomicagrows only in gypsum soil of a sort that occurs in abundance along the south shore of Lake Mead, so that is where Walsh led his team of rangers to conduct the botanical survey.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • She entered into a discourse on botany with the gentle Mrs. Dent.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • We need a botanist.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Alchemy is a peculiar combination of chemistry, botany, medicine, astronomy and astrology.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The books were of the most varied kind, history, geography, politics, political economy, botany, geology, law, all relating to England and English life and customs and manners.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The cross-stitch itself was tedious, but the prospects were beautiful; Mother had the foresight to give me a botanical motif, knowing how I love green and growing things.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The Men of Bree seemed all to have rather botanical (and to the Shire-folk rather odd) names, like Rushlight, Goatleaf, Heathertoes, Appledore, Thistlewool and Ferny (not to mention Butterbur).
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I had already taken a course in botany and done very well.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • It was very little, but enough to make him appear to her a Porson or Bentley, and to put him at his ease with botanical nomenclature.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Someone at the botanical gardens in Uppsala would later confirm that it was a plant seldom cultivated in Sweden.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Moreover, he made no pretensions to botany; he ignored groups and consistency; he made not the slightest effort to decide CHAPTER VI.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A tin box for botanical specimens hung over his shoulder and he carried a green butterfly-net in one of his hands.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • A soccer and baseball star, his academic program had been fairly undemanding and he had been content with C’s and an occasional B in history or botany.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • On the walk home, they stopped to rest in the university’s botanic garden, where Alice found herself sitting on a bench with Leopold suddenly kneeling in front of her.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The thing we (reader and I) are "in" on? A botanical aberration.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • It is mostly dry land biology and botany …. some geological work—core drilling and testing.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And at night, you urge me, with great mystery, to start before the ladies are stirring; the consequence of which is, that young Oliver here is pinned down to his breakfast when he ought to be ranging the meadows after botanical phenomena of all kinds.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I believe that botanists do not confirm Fuchs’s story, but insist that the sunflower was native to those plains.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • In the meantime, then, I was busy classifying my mineralogical, botanical, and zoological treasures when that incident took place with the Scotia.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Take astronomy, take botany, or zoology with its system of general principles.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • For the next five hours, by Eragon’s reckoning, Oromis delved into every aspect of his and Saphira’s knowledge, from botany to woodworking to metallurgy and medicine, although he mainly concentrated on their grasp of history and the ancient language.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The two favorite studies of my youth were botany and mineralogy, and subsequently, when I learned that the use of simples frequently explained the whole history of a people, and the entire life of individuals in the East, as flowers betoken and symbolize a love affair, I have regretted that I was not a man, that I might have been a Flamel, a Fontana, or a Cabanis.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In spite of being a woman, she worked as preacher, author, physician, botanist, and naturalist.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • A lawn and garden and an infant avenue, all ruled straight like a botanical accountbook.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • So I plucked the flower out of its cranny and discovered an astonishing botanical fact.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • I’m taking botany too.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • She was a botanist, her husband a chemist, both of them professors.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
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