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  • A rough mantelpiece teemed with small bright objets d’art made of plaster, porcelain, clay, and milk glass.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • ) fin sez u stol hz pen
    he’s a liar
    he wnts it
    I don’t have his pen
    hes a swmr
    finz a swimer buterfly u shuld c him nakd the abs omg
    when did you see him naked?
    swm teem sutes betr thn nakd
    remove head from gutter, G
    is he a good swimmer?
    made states
    he wnts yr lawrs number
    I peeked out of the curtains.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • One huge mass of living, breathing, teeming humanity.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • But today the platform teemed with hundreds of children, all of whom looked lost and forlorn.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • At base, it is a simple dichotomy: there are the coerlfolc, the teeming mass of common people who make up humanity’s great bulk, and there is the hidden branch—the crypto-sapiens, if you will—who are called syndrigast, or "peculiar spirit" in the venerable language of my ancestors.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I show it Lorien, the vast ocean and thick forests and verdant hills teeming with life and vitality.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The next day, although the house once again teemed with agents and rattled with the noise of a thousand phone calls, Mr. Benedict found it necessary to abandon the projects for a time and attend to important matters of a more personal nature.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Heaven, Palmer thought with a smile, must be teeming with pigeons.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • He searched the teeming crowd for the young man, but realized spotting him would be impossible.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Luckily, they would not starve with the pond and creeks teeming with fish.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver

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  • (Teem.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Soldiers rampaged through the ghetto, demanding that people show the required identification and shoving anyone who couldn’t into the streets teeming with fellow unfortunates.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Her hair is thick and brown, the color of a rotten branch teeming with luscious ants.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • He hired our da as a dishwasher and took us to a neighborhood like no place I’d ever seen—tall brick buildings packed together on narrow streets teeming with people.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The half-built apartment complex in front of him was teeming with workers.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Each hour the dance hall seems to grow progressively warmer, so by the eighth day, the air, walls, and floor are saturated with the hot, teeming odor of boys.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I planned to get here early enough to make it across before lunch was in full swing, but I got sidelined by my history teacher, and that three minutes meant the difference between a half-empty courtyard and the one teeming with students that I’m staring at right now I’m focused, at the moment, on the brick pavers covering the entirety of said courtyard and seriously questioning the wisdom of my four-and-a-half-inch stilettos.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The island and the waters around her teem with life.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • And Brooklyn’s greenly beautiful, homely, teeming, begrimed and incomprehensible vastness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • At the word "bedbug," I had shot out from under the covers, and stood pressed against the wall, as far away as possible from the teeming nest of vermin I now envisioned as our bed.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • With the news about Andy, it was like someone had thrown an x-ray switch and reversed everything into photographic negative, so that even with the daffodils and the dogwalkers and the traffic cops whistling on the corners, death was all I saw: sidewalks teeming with dead, cadavers pouring off the buses and hurrying home from work, nothing left of any of them in a hundred years except tooth fillings and pacemakers and maybe a few scraps of cloth and bone.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The seats below us teem with people, many of them children, all of them Silver.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • It teems with violence, prostitutes, and destitute migrants.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • It was teeming with inebriated ants.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Above us the air teems with invisible swift movement, with howls, pipings, and hisses.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The waiting room at Rabia Balkhi was teeming with women in burqas and their children.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The ground teemed with insects, and he began putting ants, beetles, spiders, and even a fuzzy caterpillar into his mouth.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • For days, the house was teeming with Baba’s hired help.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Boston was teeming with students, double-parked on side streets, unloading trunks.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • I was a very important part of the teeming life of the llano and the river.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The seashore teemed with no weeds, no crabs, no crayfish, no coral, no pebbles, no rocks.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • All I know of heaven and all I know of death is in this park: an elegant universe in ceaseless motion, teeming with ruined ruins and screaming children.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He stared at the parlour that was dead and grey as the waters of an ocean that might teem with life if they switched on the electronic sun.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • If that the earth could teem with woman’s tears, Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • The musicians and poets, the History Heads and artists, were teeming and bubbling about how to begin.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The al-Muflehs were a wealthy, Westernized family in Amman, Jordan, a teeming city of two million, set among nineteen hills and cooled by a swirl of dry desert breezes.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I thought these remote places would be teeming with monsters, he mused.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • We have to boil our water because it comes from the stream, where parasites multiply in teeming throngs.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • From this place, we are invisible but have a clear view of the valley, which is teeming with summer life, greens to gather, roots to dig, fish iridescent in the sunlight.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • We have seen enough of it, to know that it teems with interest; little more.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • My head was already teeming with plans of all the wild and wonderful things I had now impunity to do.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Next we crossed a path of stones over a dark river teeming with fish.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • When I had lain awake a little while, those extraordinary voices with which silence teems began to make themselves audible.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • In the midst of a few foreign acres teeming with more than two hundred people, he had succeeded in becoming a recluse.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • M. Poirot was content to watch the teeming activity of the station through a window pane.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • That of an hour’s age doth hiss the speaker; Each minute teems a new one.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • The Slabs functions as the seasonal capital of a teeming itinerant society, a tolerant, rubber-tired culture comprising the retired, the exiled, the destitute, the perpetually unemployed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Although his new world at the moment was just an empty marketplace, he had already seen it when it was teeming with life, and he would never forget it.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • The sideshow is on the midway, which teems with activity.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
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