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  • I’m eager to see her graduation recital.
  • What will you sing at your recital?
  • The ballet recital is Saturday.
  • Charlotte’s mom said Charlotte had a dance recital earlier in the day, but she was going to try to come to your party if time allowed.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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  • I played my first recital when I was ten.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The night of Angel’s dance recital was stormy and overcast, but her excitement made the evening seem almost sunny.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • But recital night was Virgie’s night, whatever else it was.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • There weren’t a lot of people who were equipped to babysit for Auggie, so Mom and Dad brought him to all my class plays and concerts and recitals, all the school functions, the bake sales and the book fairs.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • There are no winners or losers at a recital.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • As for my father, for years I spoke to him on the phone about once a month, the conversations polite and newsy, a recital of things that happened.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • "But Leo has a game Friday afternoon, and Astra’s dance recital is on Saturday, and I promised I’d be there.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • She used to wear it up like that for recitals and chamber music concerts, but with little pieces hanging down, to soften the severity of the look.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • She began playing Opus 32, 1, a piece she was preparing for an upcoming recital, and one I especially liked.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She taught jazz and tap and acrobatics and choreographed routines for the dance recitals.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Over the course of the summer, Red heard long recitals of Pookie’s tribulations with Queen Eula.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Between that and school and private instruction and recitals, it hadn’t left much time for a social life, but it was a small sacrifice.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Every Sunday Betsie would scour the papers, British, French, and German as well as our own, since the radio brought in stations from all over Europe, and plan the week’s program of concerts and recitals.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • But now it again becomes necessary to mention that Sophie was not quite straightforward in her recital of past events, even granted that it was her intention to present a very abbreviated account.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’ve been framed; the recalcitrant child before the piano recital, or, more like it, the bullet-scarred war horse, veteran of early, barely remembered battles, about to be presented with a gold watch and a handshake and a heartfelt vote of thanks.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The captain appeared polite but skeptical throughout my recital.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Burris Ewell was flattered by the recital.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Lernar says he has a guitar recital on Saturday.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It did not sound like the recital of a participant.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His recital finished, the abbe reflected long and earnestly.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Your character was unfolded in the recital which I received many months ago from Mr. Wickham.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I had some in my possession and it was easy to slip it into Marston’s almost empty glass during the tense period after the gramophone recital.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Haley began a pathetic recital of his peculiar troubles.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • You may easily imagine that I was much gratified by the offered communication, yet I could not endure that he should renew his grief by a recital of his misfortunes.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • So profoundly ignorant of the nature of slavery are many persons, that they are stubbornly incredulous whenever they read or listen to any recital of the cruelties which are daily inflicted on its victims.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The recital of these events must be very painful to you, and perhaps it will make it easier if I tell you what occurred, and you can check me if I make any material mistake.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Then he launched into a recital of the afternoon’s events, leaving out only one detail—that the men in Luke’s apartment had been the same men who’d killed his father seven years ago.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Anyhow, Mr. Wopsle’s Roman nose so aggravated me, during the recital of my misdemeanours, that I should have liked to pull it until he howled.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • A last word, before we enter on the recital.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When this recital of events was ended, his voice once more changed, and became plaintive and even musical, in its low guttural sounds.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Instead, she stared out at the freezing December rain and spoke of her last recital, the most important recital of her life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Mrs. Eleanor Marie Dantzler, the wife of Mr. Devotee Dantzler, the company-store manager, started to plan her winter piano recital, an annual social event.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • On that final day at the radio station, I was giving a Chopin recital.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • I just don’t know her, and so I was having trouble paying attention to the details of her disastrous dance recital.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • And he imagined the consternation and the ejaculations of his mother and the young lady at the seminary as they drank his recitals.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • To cover his embarrassment at being caught by Scarlett, he plunged hastily into a recital of news.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And just so everyone was clear, there was no way on God’s green earth that he’d be caught dead at a violin recital.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • As the word communist seized her, the remainder of the Nazi recital swept by, either side, lost somewhere in the German feet around her.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Mrs. Hubbard murmured, "Pleased to meet you, I’m sure," to all three of them in an abstracted manner and then plunged once more into her recital.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Charles and Hal begged her to get off and walk, pleaded with her, entreated, the while she wept and importuned Heaven with a recital of their brutality.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • She had countered with a suit for half of her husband’s millions, and with a recital of his private life which, she said, made hers look innocent.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But to shorten the long recital of my woes, I will pass over in silence all the artifices employed by Don Fernando for declaring his passion for me.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It meant I’d have a steady job, the house with the white picket fence, and a minivan or SUV big enough to haul our kids to school or to the dentist or off to soccer practice or piano recitals.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The animated recital of our adventures, the sight of the lovely shells and corals, and the proposed work for the afternoon, inspired my wife and Franz with a great wish to accompany us.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • She was eight when a talent agent caught up with my mom and dad in the parking lot after her ballet recital, offering them a card and saying they should give him a call.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Imagination will readily supply the meager recital of poor Bartleby’s interment.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
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