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  • That a man pleasured could so easily resolve himself to the whole spectrum of acts, indifferent and murderous and humane, and choose with such arbitrary will what he shall have to remember forever and forever.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • His appreciation of growing things became more subtle, turned within a more limited spectrum and gradually Lalla’s visits tapered away.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Most of them had assumed the wine with nothing in it was a trap and placed it toward the end of the spectrum.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • "I am Chroma the Great," he continued, gesturing broadly with his hands, "conductor of color, maestro of pigment, and director of the entire spectrum."
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • Our kids, working with some people in San Diego called SPECTRUM Ministries, go over the border and into the back hills of Tijuana, where thousands of people live in little shacks without running water or sanitation.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • But the electromagnetic spectrum runs to zero in one direction and infinity in the other, so really, children, mathematically, all of light is invisible.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • For one thing, although my Union sample is somewhat more representative of the class spectrum of the army as a whole than the Confederate sample, it is still skewed toward officers and upper-strata occupations.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Within the outer layers of civil life in that busy Southern town Jews were warmly, thoroughly assimilated and became unexceptional participants: merchants, doctors, lawyers, a spectrum of bourgeois achievement.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Her image flickered through a spectrum of colors.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Your spectrum is about as wide as one of Coach’s microorganisms.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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  • They were told that August had what seemed to be a "previously unknown type of mandibulofacial dysostosis caused by an autosomal recessive mutation in the TCOF1 gene, which is located on chromosome 5, complicated by a hemifacial microsomia characteristic of OAV spectrum."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I do, however, try to enjoy every color I see—the whole spectrum.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I stand ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve my mission and the goals established by my country.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The buggers could probably see about the same spectrum of light as human beings, and there was artificial lighting in their ships and ground installations.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Glimmers of an eerie light shone through the window; it cast a wavering spectrum of colors on Newt’s body and face, as if he stood next to a lighted swimming pool.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Considering my whole situation, I was not about to be bothered by the spectrum of death at our picnic.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In the spectrum of international soccer styles, Luma favored the Latin American, and particularly Brazilian, style over the more regimented and methodical styles of European soccer.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Some animals see things in the ultraviolet spectrum that are invisible to humans.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Melanie and I were suddenly at opposite ends of the spectrum.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The bus was packed with a motley group of men and women who represented the spectrum of ages, neighborhoods, backstories, and motivations.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • They were all different, they crossed the spectrum from rosy pink to dead black.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • But magic is really only the utilization of the entire spectrum of the senses.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Root shimmered back into the visible spectrum.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • I’ve worked with soldiers on all sides of the political spectrum; I’ve met some who hated the army and others who wanted to make it a career.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Save that an unknown element giving a group of four lines in the blue of the spectrum is concerned, we are still entirely ignorant of the nature of this substance.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I could see each color of the rainbow in the white light, and, at the very edge of the spectrum, an eighth color I had no name for.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Anglo-Irish-American provides comparable linguistic and poetic resources, a spectrum of idiom comparably wide.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • A slightly lower pitch would have been better, but it could still fall within this man’s spectrum.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • But the three zones mingle and amalgamate along the edges, like the colors in the solar spectrum.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Toward the middle of February, the various factions began to firm up their ranks as the entire spectrum of Zionist youth movements moved into the school in a drive for membership, the second such drive since I had entered the college.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The kitchen now suggests that sort of lurid nocturnal brilliance, the raw colours of childhood’s spectrum.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Slowly her fingers climbed down, feeling the spectrums, weighing the light.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • With great promptness, the light reappeared and grew stronger; and the refraction of the sun, already low on the horizon, again ringed the edges of various objects with the entire color spectrum.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It was fitted with two side-slung 16mm cameras, one for the visible spectrum, and one for low-frequency radiation.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • What makes it a great deal more difficult to imagine is that everything which human beings would consider to be above the water level was fringed with all the colours of the spectrum.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Centered over the table hung a carefully calibrated light source that cycled through a spectrum of preordained colors, completing its cycle every six hours in accordance with the sacred Table of Planetary Hours.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Watching her pinched face, I went through a spectrum of emotions.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • At the far end of the spectrum, we might be reminded of Plato, who in the "Parable of the Cave" section of The Republic (fifth century B.c.) gives us an image of the cave as consciousness and perception.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He knew the broad-spectrum antibiotic to rid the gut of parasites.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • All the letters and numbers are here, all the colors of the spectrum, all the voices and sounds, all the code words and ceremonial phrases.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • For in front of them rose a whole hillside aglow with shimmering colour: every shade of the spectrum sparkling, flickering, and interchanging: a kaleidoscope of brilliance rioting in the midday sun.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • I watched as each spectrum was born, rose toward the darkening dome of sky, and died.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Excellent bow control for expressive playing, possibly a larger dynamic spectrum on f side would be desirable.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • In an instant, the full spectrum of colors enlivened the previously drab world: the mist glowed white, the water became a rich blue, the daubed-mud wall that encircled the center of Dras-Leona revealed its dingy yellow sides, the trees cloaked themselves in every shade of green, and the soil blushed red and orange.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Above him the framed rectangle of sky slowly shifted through its limited segment of the spectrum, yellow to orange, as he sifted unfamiliar feelings and returned to certain memories again and again.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The cathedral had two towers and a blue-varied belly of dome, finely crusted and as if baked in a kiln, overheated, and in places with the mutilated spectrum that sometimes you split out of brick.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He is highly intelligent; he received a near perfect score on his SATs, and his interests span the spectrum from the history of Middle Eastern dhimmitude to theoretical applications of fractal geometry.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • It is compromise that prevents each set of reformers—the wets and the drys, the one-worlders and the isolationists, the vivisectionists and the anti-vivisectionists—from crushing the group on the extreme opposite end of the political spectrum.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Occasionally he caught complex rhythmical patterns racing up and down through the audible spectrum, to vanish at the upper or lower edge of hearing.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • She upset stacks of lingerie, ironed skins and blouses, shampoos, creams, chocolate, Sellotape, umbrellas, soap (and other bottled London smells), quinine, aspirin, broad-spectrum antibiotics.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
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