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  • 1,00o MARKS "These are the faces of every Resistance fighter I’ve hunted down, every Scholar I’ve jailed and executed, most before my tenure as Commandant.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Amy was the tiniest and the most obnoxious of the new crop of Eminemlettes, and she was smitten with Little Janet, who despite her two-year tenure in prison seemed to have no idea how to handle a middle-school crush.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • After Pearson’s long tenure as D.A., Chapman’s election represented something of a new era.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Once a year, Eden Hall was filled with music that had outlasted humanity’s tenure on Earth.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • He’d be pressured to publish incessantly to get tenure.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Whenever they saw me in the county office building, they would curse Mrs. Brown with red faces and swear to the forces that ruled the underworld that she was personally responsible for sabotaging a hundred different sets of statistics in her tenure on Yamacraw Island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He said that he would make this camp just as Omori had been under his tenure.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Dr. Singh is still looking for tenure.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • It is a bear skull, the remains of a grizzly shot by someone who visited the bus years before McCandless’s tenure.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I liked that he was a tenured professor in the Department of Slightly Crooked Smiles with a dual appointment in the Department of Having a Voice That Made My Skin Feel More Like Skin.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • Even as a tenured professor who could afford something better, I lived in a $450-a-month attic apartment with a fire-escape walkup.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Her voice sounds irritated and impatient, like some of Dad’s tenured colleagues at school who Dad says are just counting the days till retirement.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I remember well that the slaves, convinced of the precarious tenure on which they held their lives, passed whole days and nights in praying, crying, and groaning.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Under different circumstances, he would have gotten tenure that June.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • "We like to keep our tenured scientists comfortable," Kohler explained.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Never had he been so fond of this body of his as now when his tenure of it was so precarious.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • For upwards of twenty years before this epoch, the independent position of the Collector had kept the Salem Custom-House out of the whirlpool of political vicissitude, which makes the tenure of office generally so fragile.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • This would be her first big trial as a superior court judge, the one that set a tone for the rest of her tenure on the bench.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Notwithstanding my inability to settle to anything,—which I hope arose out of the restless and incomplete tenure on which I held my means,—I had a taste for reading, and read regularly so many hours a day.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • On one side of the road rose a high, rough bank, where hazels and stunted oaks, with their roots half exposed, held uncertain tenure: the soil was too loose for the latter; and strong winds had blown some nearly horizontal.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Here he meets something worse than death, evil, not so much metaphysical evil but rather a power, a malevolence, in nature that threatens man’s tenure in the world.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • I did not mean to impugn Brom’s judgment, only I am impatient beyond reason; we have so little time, and each new thing you must learn reduces that which you can master during your tenure here.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The king would be the most absolute prince in the universe, if he could but prevail on a ministry to join with him; but these having their estates below on the continent, and considering that the office of a favourite has a very uncertain tenure, would never consent to the enslaving of their country.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Every stratum of the Brown society is represented here-from godlike tenured don to midlevel administrators, assistant and associate profs, grad students and lowly undergraduates.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Harlon Block’s tenure as the heir to Mike Strank lasted until dusk.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • During my thirty-four-year tenure as a climber, I’d found that the most rewarding aspects of mountaineering derive from the sport’s emphasis on self-reliance, on making critical decisions and dealing with the consequences, on personal responsibility.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • After the phone call, my mom lay on her bed, shaking her head while sobbing in-between bursts of how God had cursed her for some sin, how I was the devil incarnate, a plague, testing her in this brief tenure on earth.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Hence Sir Leicester yields up his family legs to the family disorder as if he held his name and fortune on that feudal tenure.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He was about to become a tenured Harvard professor.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He accompanied her up the hill, explaining to her the details of his forthcoming tenure of the other farm.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Though he is now a tenured full professor, he stops wearing jackets and ties to the university.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Of their legal tenure there could be no question; but old Matthew Maule, it is to be feared, trode downward from his own age to a far later one, planting a heavy footstep, all the way, on the conscience of a Pyncheon.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Nothing so surprising had happened in his whole tenure as deputy.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Call me a fool; Trust not my reading nor my observations, Which with experimental seal doth warrant The tenure of my book; trust not my age, My reverence, calling, nor divinity, If this sweet lady lie not guiltless here Under some biting error.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • IT TAKES SOME OF US a long time to find out what the price is of being in nature, and what the facts are about your tenure.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He saw just the same thing in the socialistic books: either they were the beautiful but impracticable fantasies which had fascinated him when he was a student, or they were attempts at improving, rectifying the economic position in which Europe was placed, with which the system of land tenure in Russia had nothing in common.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Not at all the way she wanted to end her tenure at Millennium.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Senators would not stand for re-election every two years—indeed, Alexander Hamilton suggested they be given life tenure—and a six-year term was intended to insulate them from public opinion.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • After this he remarked to Mrs. Penniman that if she walked so slowly she would attract notice, and he succeeded, after a fashion, in hurrying her back to the domicile of which her tenure had become so insecure.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • A Southern man is incomplete without a tenure undermilitary rule.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • At 65, Ian Ballantyne had accepted the fact that his tenure at the Yard was over, but not the use of his professional skills.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And at the mention of Hoyt’s name he remembered another priest, one who had disappeared on Hyperion halfway through his own tenure there.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Now, however, it took no great sensibility to feel that poor Ralph’s tenure of life was less elastic than it should be.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • It goes like this: I, the undersigned, Artur Christoff Phillipe Gerard Grimaldi Renaldo, agree that my sole offspring and heir, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, may finish out her high school tenure at Albert Einstein School for Boys (made coeducational circa 1975) without interruption, save for Christmas and summer breaks, which she will spend without complaint in the country of Genovia.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • He was the youngest son of his father, a poor parson at the other end of the county, and had arrived at Talbothays Dairy as a six months’ pupil, after going the round of some other farms, his object being to acquire a practical skill in the various processes of farming, with a view either to the Colonies or the tenure of a home-farm, as circumstances might decide.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • She leant on them; on cubes and square roots; that was what they were talking about now; on Voltaire and Madame de Stael; on the character of Napoleon; on the French system of land tenure; on Lord Rosebery; on Creevey’s Memoirs: she let it uphold her and sustain her, this admirable fabric of the masculine intelligence, which ran up and down, crossed this way and that, like iron girders spanning the swaying fabric, upholding the world, so that she could trust herself to it utterly, even…
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Not only did Saunière have a personal passion for relics relating to fertility, goddess cults, Wicca, and the sacred feminine, but during his twenty-year tenure as curator, Saunière had helped the Louvre amass the largest collection of goddess art on earth—labrys axes from the priestesses’ oldest Greek shrine in Delphi, gold caducei wands, hundreds of Tjet ankhs resembling small standing angels, sistrum rattles used in ancient Egypt to dispel evil spirits, and an astonishing array of…
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Mort the Wart had never shown such tendencies, had been King Log throughout tenure.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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