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  • He presented a chronology, point by point.
  • No chronology of Soviet atrocities can convey the crushing of the human spirit under Lenin and his successors.
    Michael Johns
  • By the mere chronology of his works, Bunyan belongs in our next period, but in his case mere chronology must be disregarded.
    Fletcher, Robert Huntington  --  A History of English Literature
  • Godfrey’s wife, Charmian, sat with her eyes closed, attempting to put her thoughts into alphabetical order, which Godfrey had told her was better than no order at all since she now had grasp of neither logic nor chronology.
    Muriel Spark

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  • History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
    James A. Garfield
  • We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living.
    Max Lerner
  • He went over the chronology in his head.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • My memory houses a collection of images, not ordered in the patterns I see and respect in literary history, not ordered in any form vaguely resembling a chronology.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • And eventually I gained a distance and could look back at people and places of the past year, frozen in event and memory, calcified and motionless in a grand chronology that began and ended in the month of September.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Chronology won out after all: the early things are on the east wall, what Charna calls the middle period on the end wall, and on the west wall are five recent pictures which I’ve never shown before.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • About chronology: Dates for scientific research refer to when the research was conducted, not when it was published.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • It had all the shadings and complexities of mature adult love, and maybe more, because there were not yet words for it, and because it was not yet fixed to comparisons or chronologies or the ways by which adults measure such things.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • In such an overtly, stereotypically male narrative, I thought that straightforward chronology would be more suitable than the kind of play with sequence and time I had employed in my previous novels.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Think of the chronology.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • In conclusion, I ought to add that no effort has been made to clear up the chronology of the letters.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • What at such a time are histories, chronologies, traditions, and all written revelations?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He opens the book, glances at an illustration of Nikolai Gogol, and then at the chronology of the author’s life on the facing page.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • His very name carried an impressiveness hardly to be measured without a precise chronology of scholarship.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …that ogre-face of her childhood seen once and then repeated at intervals and on occasions which she could neither count nor recall, like the mask in Greek tragedy interchangeable not only from scene to scene but from actor to actor and behind which the events and occasions took place without chronology or sequence and leaving her actually incapable of saying how many separate times she had seen him for the reason that, waking or sleeping, the aunt had taught her to see nothing else.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • The order of things—chronologies—that was the hard part.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • We generated background studies, psychological assessments, daily chronologies, myriad facts and extrapolations.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • This was good at least for a future fiction writer, being able to learn so penetratingly, and almost first of all, about chronology.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • The names were fake, the chronologies oriented to Central America, and above all, no one on the relay flights knew about the Tannenbaum estate.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The date fit the likely chronology of events: Geyer knew from the children’s letters that on that Sunday morning they had left Cincinnati and by evening had arrived in Indianapolis.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • In the early ages of the world, according to the scripture chronology, there were no kings; the consequence of which was, there were no wars; it is the pride of kings which throw mankind into confusion.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • …which, delivered by Brahma, treat of medicine, archery, architecture, music, and the four-and-sixty mechanical arts; the Ved-Angas, revealed by inspired saints, and devoted to astronomy, grammar, prosody, pronunciation, charms and incantations, religious rites and ceremonies; the Up-Angas, written by the sage Vyasa, and given to cosmogony, chronology, and geography; therein also are the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, heroic poems, designed for the perpetuation of our gods and demi-gods.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Chronology.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A Chronology 1869 The first Japanese to settle on the U.S. mainland arrive at Gold Hill, near Sacramento, California.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Trying to dampen Mr. Dumphry’s enthusiasm, Dick went into impersonal chronology.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Working quickly and without much thought, he gave his diary a title, calling it, "Chronology of Events."
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Oh waywardness of womanhood! did his chronology fail him, or his ability to state not only a theory but the names of those who held it; or his provision for giving the heads of any subject on demand?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Believe only in chronology.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He straightened up his desk, shut down his computer, and removed a floppy disk that contained his daily diary, his "Chronology of Events."
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The time as we know it subjectively is often the chronology that stories and novels follow: it is the continuous thread of revelation.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Newton’s tomb consisted of a massive black-marble sarcophagus on which reclined the sculpted form of Sir Isaac Newton, wearing classical costume, and leaning proudly against a stack of his own books—Divinity, Chronology, Opticks, and Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Meanwhile he had projected a new work: An Attempt at a Uniform and Pragmatic Classification of the Neuroses and Psychoses, Based on an Examination of Fifteen Hundred Pre-Krapaelin and Post-Krapaelin Cases as they would be Diagnosed in the Terminology of the Different Contemporary Schools—and another sonorous paragraph—Together with a Chronology of Such Subdivisions of Opinion as Have Arisen Independently.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • His very name carried an impressiveness hardly to be measured without a precise chronology of scholarship.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • All that we call sacred history attests that the birth of a poet is the principal event in chronology.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, Second Series
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