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  • The scribe was expected to perform his task with purity of spirit.
  • With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, historians learned that Jewish scribes were very accurate.
  • That my master, being scribe, to himself should write the letter?
    Shakespeare  --  Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Of course scribes have always cleared up their masters’ punctuation, adding a comma here, a hyphen there.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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  • He de— scribed what was happening in Afghanistan as a "war between two elephants"—the US and the Soviet Union—not our war, and said that we Pashtuns were "like the grass crushed by the hooves of two fierce beasts."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "Scribing pays better than I thought," he said as he began to count out shares to his men.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "And you, scribe!" he continued, turning his attention to me.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The victory strengthened my belief that a man could speak the truth to his elders, to the new scribes and pharisees, and not be crucified or vilified because of it.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • There was an agenda; the balding scribe read out the names and the various parties came forward in their turn.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Who denounced in unmeasured terms the exploiters of his own time: ’Woe unto you, scribes and pharisees, hypocrites!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • Its southern scribe appended this note: Findegil, King’s Writer, finished this work in IV 172.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but within, they are full of extortion and excess.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • You must be scribe and write him all down, so that when the others return from their work you can give it to them, then they shall know as we do.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The scribes chuckled again, and the bonzes nodded at each other, grinning.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • " ’From the tomb of the scribe Ipi,’ " I read aloud.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • No time to play scribe.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A few years back he’d changed the end of the play-sort of followed it up with his own version, complete with old man Scrooge becoming a preacher and all, heading off to Jerusalem to find the place where Jesus once taught the scribes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Like taut wires embedded in her skin, her face was scribed with a delicate pattern of lines-the greatest display of age Eragon had seen in an elf.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The bitter check had wrung from me some tears; and now, as I sat poring over the crabbed characters and flourishing tropes of an Indian scribe, my eyes filled again.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She wrote with the quiet deliberation of a court scribe, sharpening her pencil often.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • I am a scribe in the House of Life, Sadie Kane.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • It was built out of hand-peeled full-length logs, every one scribed for a perfect fit.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • They gradually assumed the profession of the scribe.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • To which he replied, "All the doctors and clever scribes in the world will not make sense of the scrawl of his madness; he is a madman full of streaks, full of lucid intervals."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • We have a scribe, and we will go to town with you and have the deed properly sealed.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • "And the desks of the scribes!" added his neighbor.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The ’Standard Text’ created by the scribes of Assurbanipal in the seventh century was a collation, and so are all the modern versions.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • He then commanded six-and-thirty of the lads, to read the several lines softly, as they appeared upon the frame; and where they found three or four words together that might make part of a sentence, they dictated to the four remaining boys, who were scribes.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Itas therefore not long before there arose a wave of protest against him among the scribes.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was as if the limb had fallen asleep, save for the sharp, burning lines scribed into her flesh.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The ponderous pundit, Hugh MacHugh, Dublin’s most brilliant scribe and editor and that minstrel boy of the wild wet west who is known by the euphonious appellation of the O’Madden Burke.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • At his feet was placed a table, occupied by two scribes, chaplains of the Order, whose duty it was to reduce to formal record the proceedings of the day.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I can flip it backwards and scribe in the markings, okay?
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Was there ever heard a better, That my master, being scribe, to himself should write the letter?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Then came several Cistercians, secretaries, deacons and other religious people, all burdened with ink made by boiling the bark of blackthorn, parchment, sand, bulls, pens, and the sort of pen-knife which scribes used to carry in their left hands when they were writing.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He de-scribed how he would ride the horse if given the chance.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • This organisation even maintains a high-level judiciary along with its train of countless servants, scribes, policemen and all the other assistance that it needs, perhaps even executioners and torturers — I’m not afraid of using those words.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • But he loves Caesar best;—yet he loves Antony: Hoo! hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets, cannot Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number—hoo!
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • He is no great scribe, rather handling his pen like the pocket-staff he carries about with him always convenient to his grasp, and discourages correspondence with himself in others as being too artless and direct a way of doing delicate business.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Whether the dream now purposed to rehearse Be Poet’s or Fanatic’s will be known When this warm scribe my hand is in the grave.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • We be craftsmen together, thou and I. Here is a new book of white English paper: here be sharpened pencils two and three—thick and thin, all good for a scribe.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Then in a more pathetic tone, pushing up his spectacles and looking at the unfortunate scribe, "The Lord have mercy on us, Fred, I can’t put up with this!"
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He regards, or so they tell me, its author, one Bergotte, Esquire, as a subtle scribe, more subtle, indeed, than any beast of the field; and, albeit he exhibits on occasion a critical pacifism, a tenderness in suffering fools, for which it is impossible to account, and hard to make allowance, still his word has weight with me as it were the Delphic Oracle.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The little scribe had a sweet, strong voice.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • It was the kind he’d taught the Circles scribes to use from his memories of the histories.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The scholastics were sort of the scribes of the Middle Ages, the dogmatic philosophers, if you like—hmm.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • If it is wits she wants, let her buy scribes.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • I need a hundred more scribes this very afternoon!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Now, we have the basic technology we need—ports, readers, scribes—and our information intake is much more specific.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
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