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  • Once more it was pouring, and my irregular lawn, well-shaved by Gatsby’s gardener, abounded in small, muddy swamps and prehistoric marshes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The message repeats, and groans and eye-rolling abound.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Rumors abounded about the girl and Chang Sunto’s miraculous recovery, and while some had talked of an antidote, no one was coming clean.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • At least nobody noticed this time, because hoots and hollers abounded as dozens of people stormed the stage.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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  • The first worry lines appeared within a fortnight; the first wrinkles within a month, and before the year was out, creases abounded.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The women, who were never asked to do more than stay at home, cook food, and make clothing, now must take the place of the men and face the dangers which abound beyond the village.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Patches on faded pants and dresses abounded on boys and girls come so recently from the heat of the cotton fields.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Skunks abound, and foxes and coyotes and wolves and weasels—all predators.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • Flowers abounded beside the casket, carefully tended by the two undertakers, who seemed to encourage the atmosphere of sorrow and hysteria by their dramatic presentation of each new part of the ceremony.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Confederate soldiers’ letters and diaries continued in 1864 and even into 1865 to abound with such expressions as this "gigantic struggle for liberty," for "the great Democratic principles of States’ Rights and States’ Sovereignty," for "the dear rights of freemen" against "tyranny and oppression," a cause "made a thousand times dearer by the sacrifice it has cost and is costing us."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • Most cases of sabotage were not reported in our controlled press, but rumors abounded.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • In the soft touch market, scams abound.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Disastrous possibilities abounded: Rembrandt’s Storm on the Sea of Galilee, the only seascape he’d ever painted, according to rumor all but ruined from being stored improperly.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It abounded in fruits of almost every description, from the hardy apple of the north to the delicate orange of the south.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The official ideology abounds with contradictions even when there is no practical reason for them.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The predators ignore us on a day when easier, tastier prey abounds.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Moscow, abounding in provisions, arms, munitions, and incalculable wealth, is in Napoleon’s hands.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Surely this religion had more than one story in its bag—religions abound with stories.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But on the other hand: ’Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.’
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Two hours after he again landed at Pianosa, where he was assured that red partridges abounded.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • My father had fallen over one of the deep chalk-pits which abound in the neighbourhood, and was lying senseless, with a shattered skull.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Suspicion abounds.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Tales abounded of knights performing strange, secretive rituals within the Temple Church’s unusual sanctuary.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Countless rumors of treachery abounded, although with no autopsy, none was ever confirmed.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • By daylight, Jurgis was able to observe that the color on her cheeks was not the old natural one of abounding health; her complexion was in reality a parchment yellow, and there were black rings under her eyes.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He was all the more firmly set on this severity, since M. sur M., being a garrison town, opportunities for corruption abounded.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’And, sure enough, they were catching the little green crabs with which the water abounded.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • My willingness to do so was hampered by an abounding ignorance of how it should be done and a fumbling awkwardness with small objects.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Several of these I killed, but never ate them; neither indeed had I any occasion; for abounding with goats, pigeons, turtle, and grapes, I could defy Leadenhall market to furnish me a better table.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Such quasi-muscles abounded in the crablike handling-machine which, on my first peeping out of the slit, I watched unpacking the cylinder.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • It was wonderful place to hunt as it abounded with game.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • I sincerely hope your Christmas in Hertfordshire may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings, and that your beaux will be so numerous as to prevent your feeling the loss of the three of whom we shall deprive you.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • If enemies have reached the portage at all, a thing by no means probable, as our scouts are abroad, they will surely be found skirting the column, where scalps abound the most.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • They were a kindly people, courteous, generous, filled with abounding good nature, but sturdy, virile, easy to anger.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Further away still, vegetable gardens abounded, with frequent small plantations of orange or lemon trees intervening.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • And here, since he had so valiantly forborne all other wickedness, poor Mr. Dimmesdale longed at least to shake hands with the tarry black-guard, and recreate himself with a few improper jests, such as dissolute sailors so abound with, and a volley of good, round, solid, satisfactory, and heaven-defying oaths!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He kept on his course, through many winding and narrow ways, until he reached Bethnal Green; then, turning suddenly off to the left, he soon became involved in a maze of the mean and dirty streets which abound in that close and densely-populated quarter.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Vendettas abounded.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • But I have none: the king-becoming graces, As justice, verity, temperance, stableness, Bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness, Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude, I have no relish of them; but abound In the division of each several crime, Acting it many ways.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • But this august dignity I treat of, is not the dignity of kings and robes, but that abounding dignity which has no robed investiture.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He glanced abound the room, noting that Hawat’s men already had been over it, checking, making it safe for a duke’s heir.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • His pity was moved, but nevertheless he felt an abounding sense of relief and security, now, which revealed to him in a degree which he had not fully appreciated before how vast a weight of dread had been lying upon him since the day he lifted his voice against this bloody-minded outcast.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Hence three entirely distinct aspects: churches abounded in the City; palaces, in the Town; and colleges, in the University.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The whole country about them abounded in beautiful walks.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Rumours abound, of course, that Albus Dumbledore, once Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards and Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, is no longer up to the task of managing the prestigious school of Hogwarts.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Plainly put, Sophie had her work cut out for her, and their relationship quickly became defined by a recognizable cycle: Will interacts in any way with some girl, rumors abound, Sophie goes after said girl, then after Will, they argue, break up, get back together.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Beyond the reach of the lanterns, shadows abounded.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • "He said in the last days evil would abound," said Sister Price.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • I only hope,’ said my aunt, shaking her head, ’that her husband is one of those Poker husbands who abound in the newspapers, and will beat her well with one.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Tales abound of one or another climber who decided to remain in his or her sleeping bag after detecting some inauspicious vibe in the ether and thereby survived a catastrophe that wiped out others who failed to heed the portents.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
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