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  • The Prime Minister said. All nations, "big and small will have to come to terms with their growing internal diversity. No modern and open society can be a monolith."
    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
  • Those had been towering even without the help of illusion, and now they rose above him like ancient monoliths, green and gray and cracked.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • They left the fertile fields and flew across a great plateau of granite-like rock shaped into enormous monoliths.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • The house is bigger than she imagined—a white Victorian monolith with curlicues and black shutters.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • But when, just that morning after his trip, he emerged from the Port Authority bus station only one block eastward, he looked up and there in the sky he saw Old Man McGraw’s emerald monolith with its intimidating sign: McGRAW-HILL.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He marched to the stone, slapped it again, threw himself against it, walked through the split and back again, but it remained no more than a solid stone monolith.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In the midst of all that unreality, cairns and broken monoliths, I had a dreamlike sense of having failed him, as if I’d botched some vital fairytale task through clumsiness and ignorance.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He’s a monolith.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The seventeen-story monoliths were among the most dangerous projects in all of Baltimore.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Two five-story monoliths rose from either end of a long granite reflecting pool.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • To the south he saw the hazy outline of Utgard, sitting like a giant monolith at the end of the valley.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can’t make out the waves or any boats, so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • On all sides of you as you walk are the houses of these forgotten folk, with their graves and the huge monoliths which are supposed to have marked their temples.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • As Langdon’s eyes moved up the monolith, though, his sight was suddenly drawn to something else in the background.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • She leaned over him like a monolith, the bucket slightly tipped.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Fixing his gaze on the crest of the monolith, Eragon gathered his strength, then said in the ancient language, "Up!"
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Carved thirteen hundred years before Jesus took his first breath—this numinous monolith had no relevance there, no link to modern Christianity.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He let the statement stand for a while, a verbal monolith of ambivalence.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • On the back seat of the car Dick remained quiescent until the yellow monolith of Golfe Juan was passed, and then the constant carnival at Juan les Pins where the night was musical and strident in many languages.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • By Rene Gagnon’s time, Amoskeag had lost its grip as an industrial monolith.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Cotsakis was a monolith of thick and wadded flesh.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • None of the monoliths could take a joke.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The crescent moon takes the form of a silent white monolith, a long-lost message floating in the western sky.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • The place took its name from a stone pillar which stood there, a strange rude monolith, from a stratum unknown in any local quarry, on which was roughly carved a human hand.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • A huge, smooth black granite monolith covered with names of people who died in a war.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • The tunnel was also a convenient means of going unseen from the city to a small airport from which Politburo members could be flown to their ultimate redoubt, beneath the granite monolith at Zhiguli.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • And oh, the animals—sleek leopards, with their Rorschach spots; a lioness with eyes like amber; the massive monolith of an elephant yanking a tree out of the ground.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I visited him in one of the windowless worker monoliths on TC2.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • His opponent smashed into a stone monolith with such force that it cracked.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • A moss-eaten stone monolith loomed over the road, fifty feet tall.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • At this moment, it is as enigmatic as the monolith from 2001 .
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Emerson had the reputation of being an arty school in a town of monoliths like Harvard and MIT.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The entire city seemed constructed only to service these man-made monoliths that rose from the valley floor.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Strange, half-seen shapes moved slowly along the edge of the landscape—hulking monoliths that Eragon had no desire to meet up close.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The monolith of gray stone that was the Church of Christian Scientists stood serene at the end of a long reflecting pool and framed against a blue sky.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The taxi dropped her off at British passport control and she walked across the border and over to the Rock Hotel on Europa Road, partway up the slope of the 1,398-foot monolith.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • "But as the sun sank behind the great granite serrations of Muztagh Tower to the west, and shadows raked up the valley’s eastern walls, toward the bladed monoliths of Gasherbrum, Mortenson hardly noticed.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Monoliths of black marble, they rose to great capitals carved in many strange figures of beasts and leaves; and far above in shadow the wide vaulting gleamed with dull gold, inset with flowing traceries of many colours.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • On December 4th last, Commissioner Crabbe discussed the Monolith Case with you.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Isn’t there a monolith in the middle?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The monoliths seemed to be built of video screens, flashing the combined image of a giant face that spewed water into the pool.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He had stood by the monolith upon which she lay, and he had stared at her with such a strange, tormented expression, she had not been sure what he was going to do.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • There was an Egyptian monolith in St. Peter’s Square.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The top of the monolith was composed of jagged towers divided by deep and wide gullies where naught but a few scattered wildflowers grew.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The venti swirled together into a single funnel cloud and skittered across the fountain, kicking up a waterspout almost as high as the monoliths.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Langdon looked out at the monolith in the piazza in front of them.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The Vatican’s monolith is not by Bernini.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • At the base of the monolith.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • At the base of the basalt monolith-which ascended from the forest floor like a mottled green pillar and stood a good hundred feet higher than the trees-Eragon murmured, "Halt," then slid to the ground.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Myrmidon slumped against the monolith.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
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