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  • municipal government
  • a municipal park
  • municipal bonds
  • Wherever Willoughby went, there followed axiomatically a coterie of passive, mostly negative characters known as the Courthouse Crowd, specimens Willoughby had put into the various county and municipal offices to do as they were told.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • …told the tears
    "I know you really want me to cry
    But if I release you from bondage,
    In gaining your freedom you die."
    The tears gave it some thought
    Before giving the conscience an answer
     "If crying brings you to triumph
    Then dying’s not such a disaster."
    IAN E. MANUEL, Union Correctional institution
    Trina Garnett was the youngest of twelve children living in the poorest section of Chester, Pennsylvania, a financially distressed municipality outside of Philadelphia.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Tacked to one wall was a municipal map of Mica.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • He caught sight of the lady in the grey dress from time to time, as he spun and stomped his way across the municipal gardens.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • There was a photo of Antoine Thomas leaving the Tangerine County Municipal Building with the caption "Star quarterback Antoine Thomas leaves emergency meeting of the Tangerine County Sports Commission."
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • She was on the Municipal Children’s Martial Arts Team.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Every sanctioned and approved community must also be contained within a border—that’s the law—and all travel between communities requires official written consent of the municipal government, to be obtained six months in advance.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • He had apparently become ill in his cell and been taken by car to the municipal hospital in The Hague.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Instead, I found myself at Gracie Square on the promenade by the river, gazing as if in a trance at the municipal hideousness of the river islands, unable to efface the mangled image of Bobby Weed from my mind even as I kept murmuring—endlessly it seemed—lines from Revelation I had memorized as a boy: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It looked more like a hotel, some kind of municipal building.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He explained that the last time he had been here, municipal police officers had arrived.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • A municipality was established and the following announcement issued: INHABITANTS OF MOSCOW!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It’s a small town, situated around seventy-five miles north of Sacramento, with its own municipal airport.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • There are municipal parks and libraries in reconstruction, manicured courtyards, freshly painted buildings.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Emile hired hundreds of workers, municipal workers and carnival workers and foreign workers.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • They set the standard for excellence in municipal swimming pools.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The police station smelled like burned coffee and very old wood, because, like most of Rosewood’s municipal buildings, it was a former railroad baron’s mansion.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • He rounded the curve at the bottom of our road and passed the small municipal park across from where the Gilberts lived.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • He was twenty-three when a rival political gang, intent on winning a municipal election and needing a newspaper to plug a certain issue, bought the Gazette.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • We drove by the cedar-dotted municipal golf course on our left, and then, as we passed over a concrete dam, the lake sparkled below on our right.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He drove beneath a canopy of elms, then along a stretch of open shore, then past the municipal docks, where a woman in pedal pushers stood casting for bullheads.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I strutted to the big concrete municipal-parking building, a three-tiered structure that was the pride of the city.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • His father finished writing—a three-part series on a possible scandal in the municipal purchasing department.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Several ran for public office, and there were two superior court justices, one municipal court judge, two members of the California state legislature, and one prominent state official.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He had given up on the shops and had made his way through the municipal office, the library, and the pharmacy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • An attractive residential quarter of villas stood behind us and a municipal park full of trees in front of us.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • ’ A new municipal government, set up under Allied Military Government direction, had gone to work at last in the city hall.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Our home was on a busy street that sat right on the border of Maryland and Washington, D.C., stuck confusingly between two different municipal jurisdictions, a fact that would become very significant in the near future.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The municipality sends special men to do that, but the other work can be done by anyone.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Fifty thousand Socialist votes in Chicago means a municipal-ownership Democracy in the spring!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Every Sunday in summer I used to drive out to the municipal beach and watch him dive off the high tower.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Ah, of course you know the story: How he bore the body into the strange city, and the speech he made as his Leader lay in state, and how when the sad news spread, a day of mourning was declared for the whole municipality.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Captain Aquiles Ricardo, the commander of the garrison, took over the exercise of municipal power.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • In Saanen, they poured into the municipal dance, crowded with cow herders, hotel servants, shop-keepers, ski teachers, guides, tourists, peasants.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The doctor had answered and then had said something about the irregularities in the municipal council.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Taking one thing with another, there is an excellent spirit of toleration in the town—an admirable municipal spirit.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • —Yes, Mr Bloom said, and another thing I often thought, is to have municipal funeral trams like they have in Milan, you know.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Then he looked at a municipal clock in the courthouse tower and then at the sun, with an expression of exasperation and outrage.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • And if we look at these flash points on a municipal map (see page facing), we can pick out Carrie’s route-a wandering, looping path of destruction through the town, but one with an almost certain destination: home.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Mrs. Fisher’s latest hobby was municipal reform.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • It was useless to prolong the discussion: everybody knew the melancholy fate of the few gentlemen who had risked their clean linen in municipal or state politics in New York.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • First he’d have to go to a municipal office and get a new identity card, then to the U.S. embassy, for a business-visitor visa.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He accordingly lapsed into moodiness, and at every allusion to the possibility of Farfrae’s near election to the municipal chair his former hatred of the Scotchman returned.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Franklin Borough had grown so confident of its unending prosperity that it built a new municipal building, so opulent in its gleaming white brick that it was nicknamed the Taj Mahal.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He smoked in the room, spat on the firedogs, talked farming, calves, cows, poultry, and municipal council, so that when he left she closed the door on him with a feeling of satisfaction that surprised even herself.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • NM: No African can be a member of the provincial council, of the municipal councils.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • But Dr. Urbino told the municipal authorities that in Hamburg he had seen firemen revive a boy found frozen in a basement after a three-day snowstorm.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
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