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  • Marcus and his brother will enjoy such a spectacle.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But instead of listening to him I would have you day by day fix your eyes upon the greatness of Athens, until you become filled with the love of her; and when you are impressed by the spectacle of her glory, reflect that this empire has been acquired by men who knew their duty and had the courage to do it, who in the hour of conflict had the fear of dishonor always present to them, and who, if ever they failed in an enterprise, would not allow their virtues to be lost to their country,…
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • Slowly, no doubt embarrassed by the spectacle, Jacob walked into the Great Room.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • It was turning out to be the spectacle I’d hoped.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • Mark poked his head out to watch the continuation of the spectacle.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Even so, I’m glad I watched that spectacle (just as I’m glad I watched Triumph of the Will).
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Emma and I slipped in among them and huddled in a corner, eyes glued to the unfolding spectacle.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • "Can’t resist a spectacle, can you?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I grew anxious thinking about witnessing the spectacle of a man being electrocuted, burned to death in front of me.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Although I was much entertained by the spectacle of one of this continent’s most powerful carnivores hunting mice, I did not really take it seriously.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • No one would suspect her of cheating, because who in her right mind would make such a spectacle of herself if she intended to cheat?
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Nat and the redheaded seaman who had painted the Dolphin’s figurehead that morning on the river were cheerfully exchanging insults with a cluster of young bound boys who had stopped to enjoy the spectacle, the two culprits holding their own in an unchastened manner that delighted the onlookers.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • None of them had seen the spectacle; none of them had seen the shadows in the gusting wind.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The crowd laughed and ate baklava and enjoyed the whole spectacle.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • As Mandy would have said, I was a spectacle.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • It would make you throw up to see how these girls make a spectacle of themselves in church.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • The next day, up in the more affluent North Division, Jonas Hutchinson was numbed by the spectacle he beheld: "As far as the fire reached, the city is thronged with desperadoes who are plundering and trying to set new fires….
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain.
    What a spectacle she made, her wide rear end sticking out, singing in that tuneless, nasal voice.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • He watched the spectacle for a while, then decided that the whippings were going too slow, so he had guards set up long tables and lined us up in rows, four across.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I think everyone in the building has really appreciated the spectacle.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • I understood that I was supposed to be terrifled by this spectacle—these two demonic creatures on this dark, lonely road.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Lina turned away from the miserable spectacle.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • Right in the middle of all the pretense, it’s an even more pretentious spectacle.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I tore my eyes from the spectacle as swiftly as I could, for Christoffels’ expression forbade us to notice anything out of the ordinary.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • I felt a quaking in the knees, my parched mouth gave forth a string of senseless vocables, and then I found myself lurching toward the men’s room, blessed sanctuary from a spectacle of hatred and cruelty such as I had never conceived I would witness firsthand.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Making a spectacle of yourself," as if there’s something wrong in the mere act of being looked at.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • People were coming from all over to see the spectacle, which featured Pompeii’s champion fighter.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • She nattered on about the spectacle whilst assembling the tea things for Madam and Lady Seymour, who had come again to call.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Deprived of spectacle, their attentions turned back to Dougal.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • My dad could be charming to ’the ladies’ as he called them, opening doors for them, lightly touching their wrists to make a point; I’d seen women fall apart over him, a spectacle I watched coldly, wondering how anyone could be taken in by such a transparent act.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • While one slips me into the spectacle of silk and purple gemstones, the others fix my hair and makeup.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Confronted with the spectacle of William Spiver, they had forgotten about Ulysses.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • In the early morning light, I see a bizarre spectacle.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • This happened about once a month, and was a popular spectacle.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It was a most terrible spectacle.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It somehow made the event grander, a greater spectacle.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I don’t normally care, but after the talk with Hector, I want to go home, not be a spectacle.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Then, on Fridays, he went to Ghazi Stadium, bought a Pepsi, and watched the spectacle.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • On the field below, the two groups of boys watched the spectacle with craned necks, and from different perspectives.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • And he had no use for their pity, their woebegone looks, all the forlorn headshaking at the wretched spectacle he had become.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • More spectacle, a better show?
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Weren’t they thrilled by the spectacle before them?
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • I wished to God I wasn’t going to have to make such a spectacle of myself later on, starting the car.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • A crowd of kids gathered around to witness the spectacle.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • But the most terrifying spectacle of all was Boxer, rearing up on his hind legs and striking out with his great iron-shod hoofs like a stallion.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • I rushed forward, fell down, clapped my hand to my face, and became a piteous spectacle.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • And when, as on that day, nine of the greatest masked spirits in the clan came out together it was a terrifying spectacle.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • But the children soon came back, unable to resist the scene of such a spectacle.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It was the same in all the packing house cities; and suddenly the newspapers and public woke up to face the gruesome spectacle of a meat famine.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Still, the sight was a true spectacle.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
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