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  • This melody immortalized its composer
  • the moment was immortalized in a photograph
  • With that simple gesture, Meadowlark immortalized Saul’s fanny—at least for a week.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I had no idea what observations Dr. Hendrickson had immortalized there, and I didn’t want to wait around long enough to find out.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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  • You’re immortalizing it.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • On the evening of July 17, Louie returned from dinner so impressed with his eating that he immortalized it on the back of a letter: 1 pint of pineapple juice.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Today it’s possible for scientists to immortalize cells by exposing them to certain viruses or chemicals, but very few cells have become immortal on their own as Henrietta’s did.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • This is the horror which Robin Hood immortalized as an ideal of righteousness.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The other networks had picked up the catchy sound bite, and Glick was yet again immortalized.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • David wished to immortalize that feat of prowess.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • Twenty years later when I moved back to Fort Greene-now immortalized by Spike Lee’s movies, with gentrification pushing poor blacks out and brownstones selling for $350,000-I’d walk by 478 Carlton Avenue and look at the empty lot there.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • When he looked about him for another and a less intractable damsel to immortalize in melody, memory produced one with the most obliging readiness.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Between them would be placed a bottle of Janx Spirit (as immortalized in that ancient Orion mining song, "Oh, don’t give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/No, don’t you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die/Won’t you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit").
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He did not live to see his son immortalized in bronze.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Within the shadow, I may figuratively say, of that religious edifice immortalized by Chaucer, which was anciently the resort of Pilgrims from the remotest corners of — in short,’ said Mr. Micawber, ’in the immediate neighbourhood of the Cathedral.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "You should have come back, Dad," she said to the mountains he had immortalized with words and then shunned the rest of his life.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • One unfortunate artist whom Howard sent to paint Seabiscuit’s portrait never learned that the horse he immortalized was actually Grog.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • One night while the heat, overpowering and enervating, poured into the windows of his room he struggled for several hours in a vague effort to immortalize the poignancy of that time.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Patting along the top of the cabinet, she soon found it: the heart-patterned diary, some of the hearts coated with pink nail polish to obliterate the names of various boys she had immortalized as crushes of the moment.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • These lines became immortalized in the history of mathematics: I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • When Faust, in a line immortalized among schoolmasters and greeted with a shudder of astonishment by the Philistine, says: "Two souls, alas, do dwell within my breast!" he has forgotten Mephisto and a whole crowd of other souls that he has in his breast likewise.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • …people who have produced only those harmless lilting ditties as their musical legacy; a bellicose people who have never known the sweet savor of victory in a single war; a Catholic country that has never produced a single doctor of the Church; a magnificently beautiful country, a country to inspire artists, but a country not yet immortalized in art; a philosophic people yet to produce a single philosopher of note; a sensual people who have never mastered the art of preparing food.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • To immortalize us, to dazzle us!
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • A man wishes to perpetuate and immortalize himself, as it were, in his great-grandchildren.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The man immortalized in bronze is balding and middle-aged, with smooth cheeks and an intense look in his eyes.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Seeing their cranky old camp director immortalized in stone, wearing a diaper and spewing water from his mouth, made her feel a little better.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • It grieved Mom that the mine was destroying so much white rock—she said it was real marble and deserved a better fate and that, by making her sculptures, she was at least immortalizing some of it.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • This outfit set the human grandeur of that head in strong relief against the pillow, in part lending it a less bourgeois, more working-class look, in part suggesting a sculptured, immortalized bust.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …sun against its crazy sky, its icy nights and too hot days, its many rocks and carloads of dark sand, its tiny, though vicious and poisonous beasts, and its big purple plants, like spineless cacti; and on the afternoon of the second day, as I stood on a cliff overlooking the sea, beneath a tower of massed vermilion clouds, I decided that I rather liked the place for all that, and if its sons would perish in the wars of the gods, I would immortalize them one day in song if I were able.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • …lured the hopeful to the golden West, from the pioneer settlers who endured the horrors of the wagon trail to Chinese workers (once called coolies) and Irish laborers during the railroad building of the 1860s, to the Oklahoma dust-bowl refugees immortalized in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, to blue-collar workers pouring into the aerospace and defense industries of World War II and the Cold War, to blacks escaping the segregationist South, to Mexicans willing to pick the crops of…
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • When we speak of the dead, we are not so kind.) You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • How far it is from the epoch when Robert Cenalis, comparing Notre-Dame de Paris to the famous temple of Diana at Ephesus, *so much lauded by the ancient pagans*, which Erostatus *has* immortalized, found the Gallic temple "more excellent in length, breadth, height, and structure.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • You can be immortalized for all time at Wate’s Landing."
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Even learned men have come to a partial recognition of this, as may be gathered, for example, from Prince Wunderhorn, that enchanting book, in which the industry and pains of a man of learning, with the assistance of the genius of a number of madmen and artists shut up as such, are immortalized.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
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