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  • He was irradiated by the dawn of a great amazement.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • For, d’ye see, rainbows do not visit the clear air; they only irradiate vapour.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • First of a they’re sterile, because we irradiate them with X-rays.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • 5, and its cargo of tuna were irradiated by the American test of a hydrogen bomb at Bikini in 1954.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima

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  • I wish they would consider our children, whose schools and parks sit beside the roads and tracks that will carry that irradiated crap.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Even now, as I commence my task, his full-toned voice swells in my ears; his lustrous eyes dwell on me with all their melancholy sweetness; I see his thin hand raised in animation, while the lineaments of his face are irradiated by the soul within.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The warning seemed not unnecessary, so uplifted and aerial was Anne’s expression and attitude as she sprang to her feet, her face irradiated with the flame of her spirit.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • He stands before me again, his bluff hairy face irradiating with a joyful love and pride, for which I can find no description.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • —That mantles the vista far and wide and wait till the glowing orb of the moon shine forth to irradiate her silver effulgence….
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I don’t mind being irradiated.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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  • At once from every part of his being unrest began to irradiate.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • They’ll insert you in a gleaming tube, irradiate your body with the basic stuff of the universe.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • …Mammalian Cell Culture, edited by Robert Pollack, including H. Eagle, "Nutrition Needs of Mammalian Cells in Tissue Culture," Science 122 (1955): 501–4; T T. Puck and P. I. Marcus, "A Rapid Method for Viable Cell Titration and Clone Production with HeLa Cells in Tissue Culture: The Use of X-irradiated Cells to Study Conditioning Factors," Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 41 (1955); J. H. Tjio and A. Levan, "The Chromosome Number of Man," Cytogenics 42 (January 26, 1956).
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The strength of the victory shone forth from her as she lifted her irradiated face from the child on her knees.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The square finger, moving here and there, lighted suddenly on Bitzer, perhaps because he chanced to sit in the same ray of sunlight which, darting in at one of the bare windows of the intensely white-washed room, irradiated Sissy.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • "So much the easier what I have to say, and so much the easier for us to agree," returned my guardian, his face irradiated by the gentleness and honour of his heart.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Her experience had been of a kind to teach her, rightly or wrongly, that the doubtful honour of a brief transmit through a sorry world hardly called for effusiveness, even when the path was suddenly irradiated at some half-way point by daybeams rich as hers.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • …abolitionists grouped about the boat at Harper’s Ferry, and in the ear of the patriots of Ancona assembled in the shadow, to the Archi before the Gozzi inn on the seashore; it creates Canaris; it creates Quiroga; it creates Pisacane; it irradiates the great on earth; it was while proceeding whither its breath urge them, that Byron perished at Missolonghi, and that Mazet died at Barcelona; it is the tribune under the feet of Mirabeau, and a crater under the feet of Robespierre; its…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Balthazar all but glowed blue-white from those crude, early Poulsen treatments; he was like an irradiated mummy of a man, sealed in liquid plastic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He had been intent on this prize from the first; but he had never allowed his eagerness to irradiate his refined face.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Gnats, knowing nothing of their brief glorification, wandered across the shimmer of this pathway, irradiated as if they bore fire within them, then passed out of its line, and were quite extinct.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Her grandfather was enjoying himself over the fire, raking about the ashes and exposing the red-hot surface of the turves, so that their lurid glare irradiated the chimney-corner with the hues of a furnace.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • There was nothing on earth that the Wellands and Mingotts would not have done to proclaim their unalterable affection for the Countess Olenska now that her passage for Europe was engaged; and Archer, at the head of his table, sat marvelling at the silent untiring activity with which her popularity had been retrieved, grievances against her silenced, her past countenanced, and her present irradiated by the family approval.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • It is a sordid life, you say, this of the Tullivers and Dodsons, irradiated by no sublime principles, no romantic visions, no active, self-renouncing faith; moved by none of those wild, uncontrollable passions which create the dark shadows of misery and crime; without that primitive, rough simplicity of wants, that hard, submissive, ill-paid toil, that childlike spelling-out of what nature has written, which gives its poetry to peasant life.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • "Oh, my life is very simple," said Dorothea, her lips curling with an exquisite smile, which irradiated her melancholy.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • So it came to me, uttered across the heads of the stocks and jasmines, pungent and cool as the drops which fell from the green watering-pipe; impregnating and irradiating the zone of pure air through which it had passed, which it set apart and isolated from all other air, with the mystery of the life of her whom its syllables designated to the happy creatures that lived and walked and travelled in her company; unfolding through the arch of the pink hawthorn, which opened at the height…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • And the Lord bounds hither and thither through the aisles, chance, and the sport of chance, irradiating little mortals with His immortality…… When they had played this long enough—and being exempt from boredom, they played it again and again, they played it again and again—they took many sticks and hit them together, whack smack, as though they fought the Pandava wars, and threshed and churned with them, and later on they hung from the roof of the temple, in a net, a great black…
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Smiling, passing each other the pressed-glass pickle-dish, seeing Mrs. Gurrey’s linty supper-cloth irradiated by the light of intimacy, Vida and Raymie talked about Carol’s rose-colored turban, Carol’s sweetness, Carol’s new low shoes, Carol’s erroneous theory that there was no need of strict discipline in school, Carol’s amiability in the Bon Ton, Carol’s flow of wild ideas, which, honestly, just simply made you nervous trying to keep track of them.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Feeney washed down irradiated eggs with black bean coffee without a wince.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • I want the background to glow, to look irradiated, nuked out.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Let an enemy irradiate the surface of the battlestation.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The American Medical Association and the World Health Organization have declared that irradiated foods are safe to eat.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A tenuous light surrounds them, almost as if irradiated by them — the faint breath of their fantastic reality.
    Luigi Pirandello  --  Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • He had been intent on this prize from the first; but he had never allowed his eagerness to irradiate his refined face.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Round the absent brother she began to throw the halo of Romance, to irradiate him with all the splendour of those happy days, to feel that in him she should draw nearest to the robust ideal.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Even their moods seemed to meld together, so that when one of them was dispirited, the other also drooped; and if Helen grew philosophical, Ralph found himself stretching his neck and clearing his throat, as perspective and clarity irradiated his mind.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • All that is now obscure shall become plain to our expanded faculties; and what to our present senses may seem irreconcilable to our limited notions of mercy, of justice, and of love, shall stand irradiated by the light of truth, confessedly the suggestions of Omniscience, and the acts of an All-powerful Benevolence.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Otherwise you’d live off soy burgers and irradiated powdered eggs."
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Irradiated ground.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She turned, being then in the brightness of a lamp; and raising her hood a little, showed a quiet oval face, dark and rather delicate, irradiated by a pair of very gentle eyes, and further set off by the perfect order of her shining black hair.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • "To be sure we will," said Fairway, taking the candle and moving it over the surface of the Grandfer’s countenance, the subject of his scrutiny irradiating himself with light and pleasant smiles, and giving himself jerks of juvenility.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • They want to irradiate the nation’s meat.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • They can’t explain why the dinosaurs are breeding, since they irradiate them, and since they’re all females.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • But I’d really rather not have to irradiate the surface, and such a drive is vulnerable to damage.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Sometimes she was completely involved in the smoke of her fire; then it would leave her figure free, irradiated by the brassy glare from the heap.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • A smile irradiated his face as she bent to kiss him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Her affection for him was now the breath and life of Tess’s being; it enveloped her as a photosphere, irradiated her into forgetfulness of her past sorrows, keeping back the gloomy spectres that would persist in their attempts to touch her—doubt, fear, moodiness, care, shame.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • According to current USDA regulations, irradiated meat must be identified with a special label and with a radura (the internationally recognized symbol of radiation).
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But he had deliberately incurred the hindrance, having made up his mind that it was now time for him to adorn his life with the graces of female companionship, to irradiate the gloom which fatigue was apt to hang over the intervals of studious labor with the play of female fancy, and to secure in this, his culminating age, the solace of female tendance for his declining years.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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