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  • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays emitted by the sun.
  • The plant emits a noxious odor.
  • Today’s clean coal power plants still emit carbon dioxide.
  • She studies effects of the electromagnetic waves emitted by cell phones.

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  • The bulb gets its brightness from light-emitting diodes.
  • This slug, when disturbed, emits a very fine purplish-red fluid, which stains the water for the space of a foot around.
    Charles Darwin  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • The Kindle’s electronic ink doesn’t emit light like most computer screens. Instead it reflects light like paper.
  • Every little while she emitted a low growl, and at times, when it seemed to her he approached too near, the growl shot up in her throat to a sharp snarl.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Powell, flattered and embarrassed, could but emit a vague murmur of protest.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Chance
  • Something had happened to the bell ... so that instead of emitting a pleasant ding or bong, the doorbell now sent an angry, window-shattering, you-guessed-the-wrong-answer-on-a-game-show kind of buzz through the Buckman house.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • There was a blank screen instead of paper, and the whole contraption glowed, emitting a warm but not entirely friendly smell.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • I can feel their eyes like they’re emitting heat.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Darkness lurked inside even as the rectangle of glass continued to emit its strange green radiance.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • I’m pressed against the steering wheel, and as we move together, the horn emits tiny bleats that mimic me, and my hand makes a smearing noise as I press it against the windshield.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She emits a wistful laugh, still lost in the memory.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The bottom was smooth stone, carved all over with runes that emitted a faint glow.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The sound of a droplet emitted from Annie’s earpiece, and she said "Okay" to whomever was on the other end.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • But you can use it to make a different type of emitter for sympathy lamps.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She emits a high-pitched squeal that turns every head within earshot.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • To her horror, she saw that it was emitting a thin red line of light that pulsed with dangerous energy.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • They emitted a small blue trail of smoke that came from the crystals used to power them, never fire like this one.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • He emitted a distressed bark, then dissolved in a swirl of leaves.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • We were not very fond of the skins, for once they were wet they emitted a musty odor which seeped into our clothing and clung to our skins.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • But despite the incredible packaging, Angel didn’t emit even a whiff of sexuality.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The brass lamp on the round table between us emits an amber glow.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Through the tall window I could see, across the courtyard, the chimney looming high above, steadily emitting black smoke.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I would pet him on top of the head and take the stick from him—he would emit a low, gentle growl when I took the stick.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • Almost instantaneously, the rocket pivoted, shot straight up into the air, and emitted a huge boom above the field.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • There’s an enormous piece of medical equipment squatting in the corner, emitting a series of periodic beeps, a tissue-paper-covered examination table, a stinging, antiseptic smell.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • There’s probably a class for guidance counselors only—How to Emit Inappropriate Joy in the Face of Adolescent Horror.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • He suddenly broke into a run, emitted his patented hellish whine, and disappeared into the forest.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In the very center, a square smokestack emitted a thin gray vapor into the blue sky.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • She was sweating healthily in the hot sun and emitted a musky womanly odor that held me instantaneously captive like a bumblebee.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They won’t buy a television, like everyone else, because my father says it turns you into a cretin and emits harmful radiation and subliminal messages as well.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "Emits a certain don’t-mess-with-me signal.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Penny said, emitting a pleasant, professional laugh.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The rafts baked along with their occupants, emitting a bitter smell.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Ralph pursed his lips and squirted air into the shell, which emitted a low, farting noise.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • It emits a signal that you can’t hear, but that will cause glass to shatter.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • I curl up with Prim on the mattress, double layering the blankets because the cavern emits a dank chill.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • At regular intervals she emitted a little choking sob; one had a feeling she would never stop.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • It emitted a groan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Each time, Marija would emit a howl and fly at them, shaking her fists in their faces, stamping upon the floor, purple and incoherent with rage.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • A short, irritable-looking man was dancing around taking photographs with a large black camera that emitted puffs of purple smoke with every blinding flash.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • She had picked up her wand from the table, and it had emitted a loud squeak and turned into a giant rubber mouse.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • It emitted a single garbled scream and crumpled, its head eaten away to the bone.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • "Do what?" she emitted between flattened lips.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • It began to vibrate, to emit a low, steady hum that deepened and grew in volume.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It often seems to me as though it were the vibrating, shuddering air that with a noiseless leap springs upon us; or as though the front itself emitted an electric current which awakened unknown nerve-centres.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Marilla emitted a sound between a sniff and a grunt.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
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