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  • The ladies promenaded along the beach
  • We met on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
  • Its sign was plywood, as were the other low-slung signs, hinged on storefronts that lined the promenade:
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • [Promenade music starts and the circles start revolving.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story

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  • A Brooklyn brownstone my parents bought for us, right on the Promenade, with the big wide-screen view of Manhattan.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • We find a bench on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, another one of Mia’s favorite New York spots, she tells me.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • En route I found unmistakable proof that this esker was, if not the home, at least one of the favorite promenades of the wolves.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Then she took my arm as if we were strolling down a promenade and she said, "Scream, Leo."
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • After several minutes of watching farmers in faded overalls and their women in flour-sack-cut dresses promenading under the verandas, T.J. said, "Why don’t we go on down to the mercantile and look around?"
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Both teens dressed in caps and gowns and promenaded up onto the stage to accept their degrees.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • A vast promenade, mausoleum, acropolis, planetarium, library, opera house—everything marble and granite, everything profoundly clean.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The service road connects with another, smaller drive, which runs parallel to Fore Street, slanting steeply uphill toward the Eastern Promenade.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • There was the river, with a stretch of broken promenade near the docks.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • 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
  • Other girls promenade more sedately, arms linked two by two.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Will you search the promenade?
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • George thought that Phoebe had gone to the promenade deck—that she’d been woken up by the commotion with the ice and figured that George had gone out to see what was happening.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
  • Gleaming towers, tree-lined public spaces and promenades, a series of canals allowing commuters to get almost anywhere by boat.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • And, lying on my bed in some frigid biscuit-colored hotel room in Nice, with a balcony facing the Promenade des Anglais, I watch the clouds reflected on sliding panes and marvel how even my sadness can make me happy, how wall to wall carpet and fake Biedermeier furniture and a softly murmuring French announcer on Canal Plus can all somehow seem so necessary and right.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Julie never missed a ball, a promenade, or a play.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She may cut off their tails with a carving knife, this husbandless wife, whose school friends are still promenading through their girlhoods.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The kind of promenading white that the houses of Bishop Whipple, W. B. Jackson and the Vanderpool’s wore.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Rosie enters the big top, promenading beside August.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He began another slow promenade along the length of his cell, trailing his fingers along the wall as he walked.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • I reached the promenade, a big shopping mall that took up the whole middle of the ship, and I stopped cold.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • There was also promenading, and the steam organ attached to a small roundabout filled the air with a pungent flavour of oil and with equally pungent music.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Sophie and Josh crossed Ojai Avenue and stepped under the arched promenade that ran the length of the block.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Don’t forget million-dollar bingo in the Kraken Lounge at one o’clock, and for our special guests, disemboweling practice on the Promenade!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Vittoria suspected he had made this eerie promenade many times since the Pope’s death . perhaps to pray at his tomb for guidance.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The squalor had at last reached its fingers into Emerald Drive itself, and the once-celebrated promenade was now indistinguishable from the scum-heavy streets around it.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Their decease made no impression on the other flies out promenading, who looked at them in the coolest manner (as if they themselves were elephants, or something as far removed), until they met the same fate.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • By the time they have lounged up and down the promenade of the Equator awhile, they start for the Oriental waters in anticipation of the cool season there, and so evade the other excessive temperature of the year.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Two men were promenading up and down the wharves, among the crowd of natives and strangers who were sojourning at this once straggling village—now, thanks to the enterprise of M. Lesseps, a fast-growing town.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Hatsue and four other girls made a promenade through the crowd and tossed strawberry-flavored candy to the children.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It happened again and again until it became automatic, a matter of routine, like those promenades on board ship when we meet the same people bent on exercise like ourselves, and know with deadly certainty that we will pass them by the bridge.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • She gently spoke his name, and the animal, an old pet and playmate of hers, instantly, wagging his tail, prepared to follow her, though apparently revolving much, in this simple dog’s head, what such an indiscreet midnight promenade might mean.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The promenader in the yellow coat evidently did not belong in the quarter, and probably did not belong in Paris, for he was ignorant as to this detail.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I have induced you to take a charming promenade; here is a delicious breakfast; and yonder are five hundred persons, as you may see through the loopholes, taking us for heroes or madmen—two classes of imbeciles greatly resembling each other.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Over on the promenade the Casino, the smart shops, and the great hotels turned blank iron masks to the summer sea.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The curtain fell almost immediately after the entrance of Madame Danglars into her box, the band quitted the orchestra for the accustomed half-hour’s interval allowed between the acts, and the audience were left at liberty to promenade the salon or lobbies, or to pay and receive visits in their respective boxes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • (She promenades to the radio and, with an arrogant flourish, turns off the good loud blues that is playing) Enough of this assimilationist junk!
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • There were wonderful trees along the promenade above the beach, and there were many children sent down with their nurses before the season opened.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • And immediately a murder occurs-and I send the vegetable marrows to promenade themselves to the devil.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Thoughts promenaded back and forth, telling me to drop down, to protect myself, at the same time denying everything in front of me.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I looked across the garden where in the light of the moon several couples promenaded down the paths between the low hedges.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • People got dressed up and went promenading along Elm Street, where the shops beckoned under the streetlights.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Though the two women did not know it these external features were but the ancient defences of the town, planted as a promenade.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I’ve recalled it often, here in my hole: How the grass turned green in the springtime and how the mocking birds fluttered their tails and sang, how the moon shone down on the buildings, how the bell in the chapel tower rang out the precious short-lived hours; how the girls in bright summer dresses promenaded the grassy lawn.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He never goes with Flo, always gets on my side of the carriage, table, or promenade, looks sentimental when we are alone, and frowns at anyone else who ventures to speak to me.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Once the weather warmed up, it was an out-of-doors life, where you only went "home" at night, when you finally had to: 10,000 people on an endless promenade inside the square mile of barbed wire that was the wall around our city.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
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