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  • Our new product has made inroads into the Chinese market.
  • The researchers have made major inroads into solving the questions surrounding the cause of the disease.
  • She had made no advance, no inroads at all.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But if we keep making inroads into the city, we might find a pretty who wants out.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies

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  • It was midway through September when Ruth May made her inroads.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • They have actually taken 3 and 11—the latter so crucial since it’s Panem’s main food supplier—and have made inroads in several other districts as well.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The havoc that months had previously wrought was now emulated by the inroads of hours.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • A dollar sixty-five a day was simply not enough to feed them, and there was no use trying; and so each week they made an inroad upon the pitiful little bank account that Ona had begun.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • My journey had been my own suggestion, and Elizabeth therefore acquiesced, but she was filled with disquiet at the idea of my suffering, away from her, the inroads of misery and grief.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Jack drank gratefully, feeling the gin hit and crumble away the first inroads of sobriety.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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  • The older world thought otherwise and knew how disruptive its inroads may be.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I learnt so much from himself in an inroad I once, despite his reserve, had the daring to make on his confidence.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • During Silas’s absence in the daytime the door had been locked, and there had been no marks of any inroad on his return by daylight.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Unhampered by matrimony or widowhood, they made vast inroads on the convalescents, and even the least attractive girls, Scarlett observed gloomily, had no difficulty in getting engaged.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It’s the faithful record of this inconceivable expedition into an element now beyond human reach, but where progress will someday make great inroads.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • My master further assured me, which I also observed myself, "that in the fields where the shining stones abound, the fiercest and most frequent battles are fought, occasioned by perpetual inroads of the neighbouring Yahoos."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The walk to the beach was no inconsiderable one, consisting as it did of a long, sandy path, upon which a sporadic and tangled growth that bordered it on either side made frequent and unexpected inroads.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • On this piece of carpeting Aunt Chloe took her stand, as being decidedly in the upper walks of life; and it and the bed by which it lay, and the whole corner, in fact, were treated with distinguished consideration, and made, so far as possible, sacred from the marauding inroads and desecrations of little folks.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Ay, Montcalm has raked the woods for his inroad, and a whooping, murdering set of varlets has he gathered together.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • On Saturday afternoon Liza checked her work, left a list of instructions as long as her arm to cover every possibility from colic to an inroad of grease ants, packed her traveling basket, and had Lee drive her home.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • With his firm health, and the little inroad that age has made upon him, fifteen years or twenty—yes, or perhaps five-and-twenty!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He might not be aware of the inroads on domestic peace to be occasioned by no housekeeper’s room, or a bad butler’s pantry, but no doubt he did perfectly feel that Enscombe could not make him happy, and that whenever he were attached, he would willingly give up much of wealth to be allowed an early establishment.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • — Or, if our substance be indeed divine, And cannot cease to be, we are at worst On this side nothing; and by proof we feel Our power sufficient to disturb his Heaven, And with perpetual inroads to alarm, Though inaccessible, his fatal throne: Which, if not victory, is yet revenge.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • This well-favoured and comely girl soon made appreciable inroads upon the emotional constitution of young Farmer Oak.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Even the white laborers are not yet intelligent, thrifty, and well trained enough to maintain themselves against the powerful inroads of organized capital.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Her soul, tortured by pride, at length found rest in Christian humility, and, tasting the joy of weakness, she saw within herself the destruction of her will, that must have left a wide entrance for the inroads of heavenly grace.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Tom and Maggie made several inroads into the kitchen, and, like other marauders, were induced to keep aloof for a time only by being allowed to carry away a sufficient load of booty.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Something more may turn up from this inroad of the red-skins than they bargained for.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • But even in their failures they made inroads into understanding the manipulation of space/time.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "I know that," I said, seizing this inroad.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The hermit was somewhat discountenanced by this observation; and, moreover, he made but a poor figure while gazing on the diminution of the pasty, on which his guest was making desperate inroads; a warfare in which his previous profession of abstinence left him no pretext for joining.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Mrs. Bute took one glass of port, honest James had a couple commonly, but as his father grew very sulky if he made further inroads on the bottle, the good lad generally refrained from trying for more, and subsided either into the currant wine, or to some private gin-and-water in the stables, which he enjoyed in the company of the coachman and his pipe.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • During the course of the first week he became accustomed to the inroads that time and the rain had made in the health of his concubine, and little by little he was seeing her as she had been before, remembering her jubilant excesses and the delirious fertility that her love provoked in the animals, and partly through love, partly through interest, one night during the second week he awoke her with urgent caresses.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The little rusticities and awkwardnesses which had at first made grievous inroads on the tranquillity of all, and not least of herself, necessarily wore away, and she was no longer materially afraid to appear before her uncle, nor did her aunt Norris’s voice make her start very much.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • He told Ada, in his most ingenuous way, that he had not come to make any secret inroad on the terms she had accepted (rather too implicitly and confidingly, he thought) from Mr. Jarndyce, that he had come openly to see her and to see me and to justify himself for the present terms on which he stood with Mr. Jarndyce.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • This they think to be not only just when one neighbour makes an inroad on another by public order, and carries away the spoils, but when the merchants of one country are oppressed in another, either under pretence of some unjust laws, or by the perverse wresting of good ones.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • …be; when the harvest was at last gathered, then came the procession of robbers to levy their blackmail upon it: first the Church carted off its fat tenth, then the king’s commissioner took his twentieth, then my lord’s people made a mighty inroad upon the remainder; after which, the skinned freeman had liberty to bestow the remnant in his barn, in case it was worth the trouble; there were taxes, and taxes, and taxes, and more taxes, and taxes again, and yet other taxes—upon this free…
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • They then drew near the fire, which Newman Noggs had made up as well as he could, after the inroads of Crowl upon the fuel; and Nicholas, who had hitherto been restrained by the extreme anxiety of his friend that he should refresh himself after his journey, now pressed him with earnest questions concerning his mother and sister.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Caesar, I bring thee word Menecrates and Menas, famous pirates, Make the sea serve them, which they ear and wound With keels of every kind: many hot inroads They make in Italy; the borders maritime Lack blood to think on’t, and flush youth revolt: No vessel can peep forth but ’tis as soon Taken as seen; for Pompey’s name strikes more Than could his war resisted.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • It was an inroad, minor but vital, and perhaps not so minor.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • We had begun to make inroads against these people.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Whites had only made such inroads because the Reds could never unite under one leader.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Chinese women are also making inroads in fields that were once overwhelmingly male.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Black inroads and patches on the slopes showed where a few days back all bad been white.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • The want of fortifications, leaving the frontiers of one state open to another, would facilitate inroads.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • When he ascended the throne his country was in a deplorable condition from the repeated inroads of northern invaders.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Allan Wall, the teacher, said that living in Mexico had given him a different perspective on the inroads of Spanish in America.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • They make an inroad into Finn’s country, and a battle takes place in which many warriors, among them Hnaef and a son of Finn, are killed.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • His main enforcement arm, the FBI, has little con— cern for civil rights, or even for making inroads into Bobby’s other major legal concern, organized crime.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
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