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  • posterior portion of the brain
  • sat on his posterior
  • Is that somebody’s posterior?
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Putting her head down on her forepaws and elevating her posterior in a most undignified manner, she suddenly pounced toward the much larger male whom I now recognized as my acquaintance of two days earlier.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • It’s a wonder any of us escaped without silver arrows pincushioning our posteriors.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • A quick look in the full-length mirror proved her uniform was smooth over her posterior.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • That time I had taken my accustomed post at the window and had my eyes fixed on Mavis Hunnicutt’s familiar posterior as she made the little motions which had so endeared her to me—hitching at her blouse and tossing a blond lock back with a finger while chatting with Carson McCullers and a pale, lofty English-looking person who possessed a myopic blink and was obviously Aldous Huxley.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • At one end sat Chiron the centaur, his equine posterior collapsed into his magic wheelchair so he looked like a regular human.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He patted me firmly on the posterior in illustration, making me wince.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He plumped his large posterior into the lavatory pan.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • Is it on a moon or earth, that my posterior weight has landed me?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I’m holding him by his armpits, dangling his naked posterior over what Walter calls the honey bucket.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • In the surgeon’s deposition it was stated that the posterior third of the left parietal bone and the left half of the occipital bone had been shattered by a heavy blow from a blunt weapon.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • It was brief: — SUBJECT: Basiliscus amoratus with genetic anomaly (forwarded from Dr. Simpson’s office) MATERIALS: posterior segment, ?
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Absence, say, of Susan’s, Absence of Egeria’s Arms and respective bosoms, Lips and, ah, posteriors, Slowly form a presence; Whose?
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It should be added, that the foundation of the Society of the Rights of Man seems to have been posterior to the date when this paper was found.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But suddenly the yokel, rolling about in the gale of boxing gloves, struck one blow and knocked science, speed and footwork as cold as a well-digger’s posterior.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • I waxed old in misery and disgrace, having only one-half of my posteriors, and always remembering I was a Pope’s daughter.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • So be off now, says he, and do all my cousin german the lord Harry tells you and take a farmer’s blessing, and with that he slapped his posteriors very soundly.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The founders of the greater part of the families which now compose the aristocracy of Salem might here be traced, from the petty and obscure beginnings of their traffic, at periods generally much posterior to the Revolution, upward to what their children look upon as long-established rank, Prior to the Revolution there is a dearth of records; the earlier documents and archives of the Custom-House having, probably, been carried off to Halifax, when all the king’s officials accompanied…
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • God can play practical jokes upon Himself, draw chairs away from beneath His own posteriors, set His own turbans on fire, and steal His own petticoats when He bathes.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • He advised great statesmen to examine into the diet of all suspected persons; their times of eating; upon which side they lay in bed; with which hand they wipe their posteriors; take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool, which he found by frequent experiment;…
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • As this, however, was a period posterior to all the incidents of this tale, we shall continue to call the young hunter by the name under which he has been first introduced to the reader.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • As to any provincial history in which the agents are all of high moral rank, that must be of a date long posterior to the first Reform Bill, and Peter Featherstone, you perceive, was dead and buried some months before Lord Grey came into office.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Which is to say, what they lack in interiors they make up in posteriors.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • She swabbed and dabbed and pulled down on the posterior vaginal wall for a better view.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The posterior of the day, most generous sir, is liable, congruent, and measurable, for the afternoon.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • I have selected an example which relates to a time posterior to the promulgation of the present Constitution.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • But of course the pelvis is narrow, the child’s head is in the occipito-posterior position, there are no pains, and the contractions are slight.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • In one instance, a New Jersey tavern loafer who had done no more than cast aspersions on the President’s posterior was arrested, prosecuted, and fined $150.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But, like most other lexicographers, he was often inconsistent, and the conflict between /interiour/ and /exterior/, and /anteriour/ and /posterior/, in his dictionary, laid him open to much mocking criticism.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • It then penetrated the dura matter, passed through the left posterior lobe of the cerebrum, entered the [208] left lateral ventricle and lodged in the white matter of the cerebrum just above the anterior portion of the left corpus striatum.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Two of the inferior limbs should be on the principle of the lever; wheels, perhaps, as they are now formed; though I have not yet determined whether the improvement might be better applied to the anterior or posterior members, inasmuch as I am yet to learn whether dragging or shoving requires the greatest muscular exertion.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • "Well, I must say that is uncommonly decent of you, Palomides, to let me do the prancinV "Yours truly trusts that a modicum of caution will be exercised in the prance, to prevent delivery of uncomfortable blows to the posterior of the forequarters?"
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I don’t think we should let the state archives have footage of your naked posterior."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • ] The first letter is a double M, which was only added to the Icelandic language in the twelfth century—this makes the parchment two hundred years posterior to the volume.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Then, with a motion made simple by countless repetitions, her right hand pulled down on the posterior rim, opening the birth canal to view.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Here the skeleton appeared in perfect order, except that the head and neck were bent back, toward the posterior.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I bet it’s your posterior deltoid.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Grant had finally put that one to rest, by demonstrating that many species of birds and reptiles underwent a postmortem contraction of posterior neck ligaments, which bent the head backward in a characteristic way.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Did he just say "posterior"?
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Sir, it is the King’s most sweet pleasure and affection to congratulate the princess at her pavilion, in the posteriors of this day, which the rude multitude call the afternoon.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • That is most definitely NOT a posterior.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Posterior!
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • It is generally supposed that the prodigious increase of population in the United States is posterior to their Declaration of Independence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • He didn’t flinch as the needle went between his ribs posteriorly and into the pleural space that lined the lung, a space that was normally a vacuum, Ross explained.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Sir Nathaniel, as concerning some entertainment of time, some show in the posterior of this day, to be rendered by our assistance, the King’s command, and this most gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman, before the princess, I say none so fit as to present the Nine Worthies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • On land, meridional, a bispherical moon, revealed in imperfect varying phases of lunation through the posterior interstice of the imperfectly occluded skirt of a carnose negligent perambulating female, a pillar of the cloud by day.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A provisional failure to obtain renewal of an advertisement: to obtain a certain quantity of tea from Thomas Kernan (agent for Pulbrook, Robertson and Co, 5 Dame Street, Dublin, and 2 Mincing Lane, London E. C.): to certify the presence or absence of posterior rectal orifice in the case of Hellenic female divinities: to obtain admission (gratuitous or paid) to the performance of Leah by Mrs Bandmann Palmer at the Gaiety Theatre, 46, 47, 48, 49 South King street.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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