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  • The new video game is an offshoot of the popular...
  • He and Trina have fled through the subtrans tunnels, finding abandoned offshoots, going deeper and deeper.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • I look around for an offshoot to break so that I can lower it to him to help him climb up.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I shouldn’t have bothered, for of course, this being the Sabbath, the place was closed, and I settled on another, presumably non-Orthodox restaurant further down the avenue named Sammy’s, where I ordered chicken soup with matzoh balls, gefilte fish and chopped liver—these familiar to me as an offshoot of wide reading in Jewish lore—from a waiter so monumentally insolent that I thought he was putting on an act.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • There was fire in her and throughout her: she seemed the unpremeditated offshoot of a passionate moment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Pollux knows details that would lead to disaster for a newcomer, like which offshoots might require gas masks or have live wires or rats the size of beavers.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Woman became an offshoot of man.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • His heart skipped a beat when a boy unexpectedly appeared around a corner up ahead, entering the main passage from one of the offshoots to the right, running toward him and the Glade.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • He retreated down the main corridor, and then took one of the offshoots, his feet whispering on the nap of the carpet.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • If they are allowed to develop freely they flourish, putting out dreadful offshoots, the kind of ideas necessary if the Jews and the Poles are to be murdered like this.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist

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  • Both were attracted to the religious fanaticism of strange sects—Harriet to the Pentecostals and Pernilla to an offshoot of something that was just about as crackpot as the Word of Life.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It was quite a wilderness, and there were old melon-frames and cucumber-frames in it, which seemed in their decline to have produced a spontaneous growth of weak attempts at pieces of old hats and boots, with now and then a weedy offshoot into the likeness of a battered saucepan.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • A branch of the Movimiento Bookstore opened in South San Gabriel, an offshoot from the original one on Brooklyn Avenue in Maravilla.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Where in the darkness has my mother gone? I am clinging to my mother’s leg, a flesh shaft that grows from the ground, a tree trunk of which I am an offshoot—a young branch attached by right of flesh and blood.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Value, the leading edge of reality, is no longer an irrelevant offshoot of structure.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Felix, though an offshoot from a far more recent point in the devolution of theology than his father, was less self-sacrificing and disinterested.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Ursula admitted him grudgingly, conquered once more by the obstinacy of her husband, who could not tolerate the idea that an offshoot of his blood should be adrift, but he imposed the condition that the child should never know his true identity.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • We didn’t go more than twenty yards before we came upon another offshoot from the main tunnel.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Phoebe, it must be understood, was that one little offshoot of the Pyncheon race to whom we have already referred, as a native of a rural part of New England, where the old fashions and feelings of relationship are still partially kept up.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • And not merely our beloved branch of the Holy Tree, but all of its offshoots, vestiges and cankers.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • ůsingle order of Saint-Benoit, which is here in question: there are attached to this order, without counting the obedience of Martin Verga, four congregations,— two in Italy, Mont-Cassin and Sainte-Justine of Padua; two in France, Cluny and Saint-Maur; and nine orders,—Vallombrosa, Granmont, the Celestins, the Camaldules, the Carthusians, the Humilies, the Olivateurs, the Silvestrins, and lastly, Citeaux; for Citeaux itself, a trunk for other orders, is only an offshoot of Saint-Benoit.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • From the earliest to the latest hour of the day he was always as sleek, neat, and cool as the frog he resembled, and old Peter had secretly chuckled over an offshoot almost more calculating, and far more imperturbable, than himself.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Within a few days we had more company, including Neville Alexander, a prominent Coloured intellectual and member of the Non-European Unity Movement, who had formed a tiny radical offshoot called the Yu Chi Chan Club in Cape Town, which studied guerrilla warfare.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • After I passed two offshoot tunnel branches I called for Heath to stop.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • His was a lesser branch of House Payne, an impoverished offshoot sprouted from the loins of a younger son.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • We academicians never take a direct route because it doesn’t leave us any offshoots to claim if we’re wrong.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Then Bo came out into a large open offshoot of the park, right under the mountain slope, and here she sat, her horse watching and listening.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Venters penetrated into one of these offshoots, and, as he had hoped, he found abundant grass.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Each shack shared a wall with its neighbor, so that collectively they looked like long irregular railway carriages that snaked across the hill, sending buds and offshoots in all directions.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Civilization did not rise and flourish as men hammered out hunting scenes on bronze gates and whispered philosophy under the stars, with garbage as a noisome offshoot, swept away and forgotten.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Some passed the castle to their own sons and grandsons, and offshoot branches of House Stark had arisen; the Greystarks had lasted the longest, holding the Wolf’s Den for five centuries, until they presumed to join the Dreadfort in rebellion against the Starks of Winterfell.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • "Wahhabism is a conservative, fundamentalist offshoot of Sunni Islam and the official state religion of Saudi Arabia’s rulers.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • In his anxiety to keep under cover he must have lost himself in this offshoot of Deception Pass, and thereby in some unaccountable manner, missed the canyon with the trails.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Excess bile is stored in the gallbladder, which is nothing more than a balloonlike offshoot of the bile duct.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • No offshoots, no isn’t he?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • You’ve read Faulkner, Nathan, and you still have this assy and intolerable attitude of superiority toward the place, and are unable to see how Bilbo is less a villain than a wretched offshoot of the whole benighted system?"
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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