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  • The ring was inscribed with these words...
  • She has her name and office phone number inscribed on her iPad.
  • She inscribed the book with a nice note before giving it to him.
  • Her name is inscribed in history.

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  • He’d got all that coat of arms business fixed, so now he started in to finish up the rest of that part of the work, which was to plan out a mournful inscription
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • There, too, in tiny clear lettering, the same slogans were inscribed, and on the other face of the coin the head of Big Brother.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • These Seven Commandments would now be inscribed on the wall; they would form an unalterable law by which all the animals on Animal Farm must live for ever after.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • An iron door with this inscription over it: Work is liberty!
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • ...we went on past the Trophy Room, where his name was already inscribed on one cup, one banner, and one embalmed football.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Come what may—cost what it may—inscribe on the banner which you unfurl to the breeze, as your religious and political motto—"NO COMPROMISE WITH SLAVERY!"
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • A tall man, about thirty, with crime inscribed upon his brow and in the pupils of his eyes.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAD, was inscribed on the end wall of the barn, above the Seven Commandments and in bigger letters
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • But he lingered for some minutes more, talking to the old man, whose name, he discovered, was not Weeks-as one might have gathered from the inscription over the shop-front — but Charrington.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Here are no aisles, no arches, no inscriptions, no banners.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Inferior trophies by the chiefs are borne; Gauntlets and helms their loaded hands adorn; And fair inscriptions fix’d, and titles read Of Latian leaders conquer’d by the dead.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Ecclesiastes And The Canticles The Books of Ecclesiastes and the Canticles have nothing that was not Solomons, except it be the Titles, or Inscriptions.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • There were several very large and heavy coins, so worn that we could make nothing of their inscriptions.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • They gazed at one another, and fancied that some magic power had really begun to smooth away the deep and sad inscriptions which Father Time had been so long engraving on their brows.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • He read the inscriptions on monuments.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Baba was reciting a long poem he had deciphered from ancient stone inscriptions.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Father Paneloux had already made his mark with frequent contributions to the Oran Geographical Society; these dealt chiefly with ancient inscriptions, on which he was an authority.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • As in the Pantheon, the domed roof was a waffle pattern of recessed square panels, but here each panel was a stela—a grave marker with Ancient Greek inscriptions.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • For the whole earth is the tomb of famous men; not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions in their own country, but in foreign lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • The ashtrays (Leslie later elaborated) were of the type everyone was familiar with: usually black, circular, and stamped with such inscriptions as STORK CLUB, "2 I", EL MOROCCO or, in more plebeian settings, BETTY’S PLACE and JOE’S BAR.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’d inscribed her name with a steadiness that had long since vanished, and once again, I was reminded of my age.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The inscription reminds us that Shadowhunters are the Angel’s weapons.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • But mostly for those fourteen hours, he read and reread Katherine XIX’s inscription: Col, Here’s to all the places we went.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He turned the tablet on its side to reveal that it had been inscribed with Mae’s full name: MAEBELLINE RENNER HOLLAND.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • All his books were inscribed with other boys’ names, never his own.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • She did, and Millard read the tomb’s inscription aloud: HERE LIETH SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN BUILDER OF THIS CATHEDRAL "Wren!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Sure enough, the title page bore an inscription in my grandfather’s shaky handwriting.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I read his inscription again, cried a bit, and promised him that I would do my best.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Knowing how the story always went, Celaena lifted the candle to the arches above the portals, looking for any inscriptions regarding the sure death that would meet her if she walked beneath a specific arch.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It had already been officially inscribed, and nothing could be done.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Back home, it occurred to Palmer that since he now could read quite well, he should have another look at the inscription on the golden pigeon statue in the den.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • $25 REWARD for the return of a gold railroad watch inscribed: To :Ezra Ford in appreciation of thirty years’ service to the Milwaukee Road.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I didn’t have a chance personally to say good-bye to Schindler, but I joined with all the other workers in presenting him with a ring, made from a prisoner’s gold tooth, which bore an inscription in Hebrew from the Talmud: "He who saves a life saves the world entire."
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Bod had copied down their inscription and now he was only thinking about the beetle when somebody said, "Boy?
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Of course the inscriptions were usually in Greek which I couldn’t read, but I believed him.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • The cadets inscribe the words into their composition books.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Inscribed inside the locket on the side opposite the photo it says, "My ray of Hope."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • They are covered with a single four-letter word that has been inscribed over and over, on every available surface.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • At the back are two grandiose entranceways with carvings around them and ornate insets above the doors, inscribed in curvy, solemn lettering: GIRLS and BOYS.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Carved over the door was a Portuguese inscription.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • One thought of all the books that were assembled down there; of the pictures of old prelates and worthies hanging in the panelled rooms; of the painted windows that would be throwing strange globes and crescents on the pavement; of the tablets and memorials and inscriptions; of the fountains and the grass; of the quiet rooms looking across the quiet quadrangles.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • She had made inscriptions on the wall by the closet, feet and inches to measure a child’s growing height.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • During the eighth century B.C. the people of the Greek mainland and islands imported a Semitic alphabet and began using it, at least for brief inscriptions.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • We hastened, therefore, to obtain permission to print it, with the view of presenting ourselves someday with the pack of others at the doors of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, if we should not succeed—a very probable thing, by the by—in gaining admission to the Academie Francaise with our own proper pack.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Ryan saw that words were painted on the tubes, with other inscriptions forged onto the metal itself.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The marble floor was etched with fancy mosaics and Latin inscriptions.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
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