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  • My compatriot and I are looking for a good restaurant.
  • I wanted to ask Rhea who his two compatriots were in the Triumvirate, but I decided I could not bear the information at present.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • But whom should I fear more, the Nazis or the Poles—the Poles whom I suppose I should consider my compatriots?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • You have a right to be unjust to them, monsieur; they are your compatriots.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • One of my compatriots has asked for the honor of killing you herself.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • You know a compatriot who has found a Refuge there?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Behind their windows, behind their shutters, our compatriots looked out at us as we passed.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The following year, fifteen Rosetans left Italy for America, and several members of that group ended up in Bangor as well, joining their compatriots in the slate quarry.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • As the man’s compatriots rushed toward him, Roran wrestled the corpse’s shield off his limp arm.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • This is a pleasure, Madame; my royal father, as you know, is ever glad to welcome those of your compatriots whom France has driven from her shores.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel

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  • …Too many compatriots… …Come at lunch-time.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • "What a good deed you did yesterday to our poor compatriot!" said the princess.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Treville understood admirably the war method of that period, in which he who could not live at the expense of the enemy must live at the expense of his compatriots.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I am delighted to meet a compatriot.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Yes, my compatriots, happily cast him out and sent him forth!
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Knife with which Voisin dismembered the wife of a compatriot and hid remains in a sheet in the cellar, the unfortunate female’s throat being cut from ear to ear.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But with all his failings, and the annoyances he caused me, Nippers, like his compatriot Turkey, was a very useful man to me; wrote a neat, swift hand; and, when he chose, was not deficient in a gentlemanly sort of deportment.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • From that time on, special homage was paid to him, and most of our many compatriots who traveled to France went out of their way to see him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "None but a compatriot," his Excellency declared, "could have performed that majestic dance in such a way."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • It was plain that he was reconciling the claims of compatriot courtesy and official rectitude.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • She seemed to view him as a compatriot.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • All of your rich compatriots who wish sentimentally to aid the Soviet Union as they believe or to insure themselves a little against any eventual success of the party see instantly in the face of this man, and in his manner that he can be none other than a trusted agent of the Comintern.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I have had one of YOUR compatriots in my time, sir.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He did not understand the laughter of his compatriots or their ease or anything else about them.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It would be regrettable if you were to convey the wrong impression…… Very well, I leave it to you and your compatriots to devise an appropriate motto.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • My-er—compatriots will find it fascinating.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Their own compatriots—save those previously known or properly accredited—they treated with an even more pronounced disdain; so that, unless they ran across a Chivers, a Dagonet or a Mingott, their months abroad were spent in an unbroken tete-a-tete.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • By this method serious and I may say ludicrous accidents, such as befell one of my compatriots during that delightful reception at the English Club, are avoided.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • In return for its use as an invasion base, Mexico was promisedrestoration of her "American colonies," seized more than seventy years earlier by Sam Houston and his compatriots.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • …outlet of the Sierra, and as soon as Don Quixote and his companions emerged from it the curate began to examine him very deliberately, as though he were striving to recognise him, and after having stared at him for some time he hastened towards him with open arms exclaiming, "A happy meeting with the mirror of chivalry, my worthy compatriot Don Quixote of La Mancha, the flower and cream of high breeding, the protection and relief of the distressed, the quintessence of knights-errant!"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "That’s very well; we’re compatriots."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • They were also amongst the first to become Christians, to build better houses, and to use scientific methods of agriculture, and they were wealthier than their Xhosa compatriots.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • There are certain classes of English people—the nicer ones when they have been to many spas, who seem to make a point of becoming much more than usually animated when they are introduced to my compatriots.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The boys sighed flutteringly, like birds, as their compatriot stepped to meet him.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Yes, he is an ailing compatriot, a friend.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He wants to feel a compatriot’s nearness and affinity.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "What is it?" a white-haired gentleman demands, several of his compatriots at his heel.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "That’s very well; we’re compatriots."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Whistler was an influence strong with the English and his compatriots, and the discerning collected Japanese prints.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Frequently he took a large box and invited a party of his compatriots; this was a mode of recreation to which he was much addicted.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • "I would further assert that you, Mr. Ruiz, and your compatriot, Mr. Montes, are the most contemptible, cowardly, and vile breed of criminals," Tappan continued.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • His two compatriots were men of honor and integrity, he still believed, but the one grew increasingly cunning and dissipated, the other sour, secretive, and no less cunning.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A howl of wind filled the chamber, clawing at Eragon’s hair and cloak and sending the men closest to him flying back into their compatriots, clearing a space of ten feet in front of him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • I walked out of the steam room whistling "The Best Things in Life Are Free"—then chopped it off in sudden sorrow for all my poor, unhappy compatriots cheated of their birthright by the most mammoth hoax in history.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Time was necessary to blend the numerous and affluent colonists of the lower province with their new compatriots; but the thinner and more humble population above, was almost immediately swallowed in the vortex which attended the tide of instant emigration.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • But, as they had all been in the British Embassy way in sundry parts of the earth, and as a British Embassy cannot better establish a character with the Circumlocution Office than by treating its compatriots with illimitable contempt (else it would become like the Embassies of other countries), Clennam felt that on the whole they let him off lightly.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I’d better go to have a look at your compatriots," Catherine said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • He looked a great deal as his compatriot must have looked when he saw the promised land.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • From their stations along Carvahall’s perimeter, the other watchmen congregated around their murdered compatriot, forming a huddle of shuttered lanterns.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It is true that this provincial was a Gascon; and that, particularly at this period, the compatriots of d’Artagnan had the reputation of not being easily intimidated.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
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