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  • I gradually increased the tempo of the metronome as I better learned the passage.
  • A really huge metronome that could also double as a weapon?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Colin’s mother shook her head rhythmically, like a disapproving metronome.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • No swinging amulet, no metronome.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • The metronomic beat of the clock speeds up, and I rise toward the surface.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • No matter how mechanical the fan is in its movement the textures of air have no sense of the metronome.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He ran steadily, mechanically, his barrel legs pumping like a metronome.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The laughing and yelping made a raucous counterpoint to the metronomic tock-tock-tock of the bunny’s never-ending hop.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Imagine, if you will, a land in which carpetbaggers swarmed not for a decade or so but for millennia and you will come to understand just one aspect of a Poland stomped upon with metronomic tedium and regularity by the French, the Swedes, the Austrians, Prussians, Russians, and possessed by even such greedy incubuses as the Turks.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Moreover: I was not used to European hotels where you had to ring to get in after a certain hour, and when at last I splashed up sneezing and bone chilled to find the glass door locked, I stood for some indefinite time rattling the handle like a zombie, back and forth, back and forth, with a rhythmic, locked-in, metronome dumbness, too stupefied with cold to understand why I couldn’t get in.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • But I knew how many tokens it took to play a game, and soon enough I had my hands on the buttons, and I could hear the music that had been the sound track to so many of the afternoons before I got sick—the ominous dun dun dun dun’s that I used to hear in my sleep like echoes from an era that I hadn’t even lived through, an early ’80s electronic metronome.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • He nodded, the tears not like tears so much as a quiet metronome—steady, endless.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Lacks children sat up in the colored section next to the projector, which clicked like a metronome through the whole movie.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The ventilator that’s doing my breathing has a soothing rhythm like a metronome, in, out, in, out.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • From down the hall, like a metronome for the visions, Rosa snored, and Liesel lay awake surrounded, but also remembering a quote from her most recent book.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • There was a boy who used no canvas, but did something with bird cages and metronomes, and another who discovered a new technique of painting: he blackened a sheet of paper and then painted with a rubber eraser.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In coffins for the not dead and not alive, in planked boxes, the metronomes waited to be set in motion.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • He swung his right arm upward to shake Harry’s hand, but at the last moment seemed unable to face it, and merely closed his fist and began swinging it backward and forward like a metronome.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The toy man had a broken nose slanted to the left: an offbeat metronome caught forever at the start of an upward stroke.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She had a nickel alarm clock and a battered metronome.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • His heart beat unevenly in his chest, like a broken metronome, but his voice was steady.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • It was our metronome, our pulse.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • He showed them the steps without touching them, keeping time with a metronome, under the friendly eye of Ursula, who did not leave the room for a moment while her daughters had their lesson.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The square oars rang in the iron thwarts, and, in the stillness, seemed to mark time, like the beating of a metronome, while at the stern the rudder that trailed behind never ceased its gentle splash against the water.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • I’m too busy moving from one city and one job to another, loyal to the rhythms of a column-writing schedule that serves as my metronome.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Mudge had a surprisingly dramatic flair as he spoke, stabbing the air in front of him with a perfectly manicured index finger, which moved as thoughtlessly and precisely as a metronome.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Miss Eckhart worshiped her metronome.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Miss Eckhart worshiped her metronome.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • "But not just yet," he said, holding up a finger and laughing, a slow metronomic sound, heh-heh-heh …. I found myself smiling with him.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He quaked with joy as he burrowed his head into my stomach and nibbled the buttons of my shirt, his tail slapping the steering wheel like the needle on a metronome.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • He tapped his cane at each step, partly in commemoration, partly in retaliation, and partly to make it a metronome, for he had discovered long before that to defeat pain he had to separate it from time, its most useful ally.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • So they had gone at their subjects with metronomes, serpents, Brechtian vignettes at midnight, surgical removal of certain glands, magic-lantern hallucinations, new drugs, threats recited over hidden loudspeakers, hypnotism, clocks that ran backward, and faces.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • "; Mme. de Cambremer, as a woman who had received a sound musical education, beating time with her head—transformed for the nonce into the pendulum of a metronome, the sweep and rapidity of whose movements from one shoulder to the other (performed with that look of wild abandonment in her eye which a sufferer shews who is no longer able to analyse his pain, nor anxious to master it, and says merely "I can’t help it") so increased that at every moment her diamond earrings caught in the…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • She limbered up her fingers, glanced at the clock, was satisfied she had taken enough minutes, started the metronome, took her seat and the lesson began.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The metronome was never set before Virgie again.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Francie was so fascinated by the metronome that she found it hard to listen to what Miss Tynmore said and to watch the way she placed Mama’s hands on the keys.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • A metronome was an infernal machine, Cassie’s mother said when Cassie told on Virgie.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • The metronome clicked on dreamily; the clock ticked querulously.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Then Virgie, one day when the metronome was set going in front of her—Cassie was just leaving—announced simply that she would not play another note with that thing in her face.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • As time went on, Virgie Rainey showed her bad manners to Miss Eckhart still more, since she had won about the metronome.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • It was the way she nodded at pupils to bring up their rhythm, helping out the metronome.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • The metronome, ceremoniously closed, stood on the piano like a vase.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Miss Tynmore, as if not trusting the metronome, counted, one, two, three; one, two, three.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The metronome was never set before Virgie again.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • When the first unreasoning hush—there was the usual series—fell over the audience, the room seemed to shake with the agitation of palmetto and feather fans alone, plus the occasional involuntary tick of the metronome within its doors.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • A metronome was an infernal machine, Cassie’s mother said when Cassie told on Virgie.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Then Virgie, one day when the metronome was set going in front of her— Cassie was just leavingannounced simply that she would not play another note with that thing in her face.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • As time went on, Virgie Rainey showed her bad manners to Miss Eckhart still more, since she had won about the metronome.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • It was the way she nodded at pupils to bring up their rhythm, helping out the metronome.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The metronome, ceremoniously closed, stood on the piano like a vase.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
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