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  • How did that other senator arrange and carry out trysts with a series of women while his wife was undergoing cancer treatment?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Are you trying to set up a tryst with Sim?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • There were days on end, of course, when Kit could not manage to keep the tryst.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Thus during those hours when I had not been immersed in my novel I had thought of Leslie and the approaching tryst, envisioned myself sucking on the nipples of those "melon-heavy" Jewish breasts so dear to Thomas Wolfe, and glowed in my fever like a jack-o’-lantern.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • But it’s an odd place for a tryst, a hanging tree, where a man was hung for murder.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But such a thing has not happened before, that Gandalf broke tryst and did not come when he promised.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Brent and Melina tolerated the tryst; sometimes we rode quads together.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Human survivors of such trysts are even less common.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Dennis saw the callous way my aunt treated me, and he saw her love trysts with Mr. Stein, and he never said anything about how she acted with Mr. Stein, but he’d always offer a kind word to me, or just make a joke.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • It was not the place which she would have chosen for a tryst such as she hoped this one would be.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • A tryst, is it?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The shepherd’s hour: the hour of folding: hour of tryst.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It was evident that he had touched her body, that the two of them had been sexually intimate inside a hollow tree they’d used as a trysting place in the forest.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Whence they came none knew, but they went up the stony road and vanished into the hill, as if they went to keep a tryst.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • They would meet quietly as if they had known each other and had made their tryst, perhaps at one of the gates or in some more secret place.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • But tonight, as we’ve agreed, we’re staging a coup on the same Avenida where a decade ago the dictator was cornered and wounded on his way to a tryst with his mistress.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He regretted making his offer almost as soon as it was made; he had been certain that she was about to rush off to some trysting-place or other, and he had merely wished to be corroborated.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Their neighbors of Aspledon, then, and Minyan Orkhomenos, Askalaphos their captain with Ialmenos, both sons of Ares, both conceived in Aktor’s manor by severe Astyokhe, who kept a tryst with Ares in the women’s rooms above, where secretly the strong god lay beside her.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The very sight of Torrance brings in my head a little droll matter of some years ago, when I had made a tryst with the poor oaf at the cross of Edinburgh.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • What tryst is this the cockerel goes to keep with such haste that he must leave his tail behind?
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • He rode it four times a day, twice to go to the office, twice to return home, and sometimes when his reading was real, and most of the time when it was pretense, he would take the first steps, at least, toward a future tryst.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • She had followed Courfeyrac, had made sure of the locality where the barricade was in process of construction; and, quite certain, since Marius had received no warning, and since she had intercepted the letter, that he would go at dusk to his trysting place for every evening, she had betaken herself to the Rue Plumet, had there awaited Marius, and had sent him, in the name of his friends, the appeal which would, she thought, lead him to the barricade.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • …with its engines droning earth-shaking rhythms in the dark, its windows red from the glow of the furnace, on to where the road became a bridge over a dry riverbed, tangled with brush and clinging vines; the bridge of rustic logs, made for trysting, but virginal and untested by lovers; on up the road, past the buildings, with the southern verandas half-a-city-block long, to the sudden forking, barren of buildings, birds, or grass, where the road turned off to the insane asylum.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Now and then she appointed trysts beneath certain shrubs about the grounds, where he would find her naked, or with her clothing half torn to ribbons upon her, in the wild throes of nymphomania, her body gleaming in the slow shifting from one to another of such formally erotic attitudes and gestures as a Beardsley of the time of Petronius might have drawn.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • At eight-thirty, when night had finally fallen, she went east along Taylor to Central Avenue, then by a circuitous route made her way west again to the trysting place.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • When he had got as close as he might safely venture without discovery he found that, owing to a cross-wind, the conversation of the trysting pair could not be overheard.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Not to set up some little cozy, holier-than-thou trysting place with some sticky, adorable divine personage who’ll take you in his arms and relieve you of all your duties and make all your nasty Weltschmerzen and Professor Tuppers go away and never come back.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • She made an appointment with Morris Townsend to meet him there, and she went to the tryst at dusk, enveloped in an impenetrable veil.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • She put an her tweed coat and rubber overshoes, considering how honest and hopeless are rubbers, how clearly their chaperonage proved that she wasn’t going to a lovers’ tryst.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • I can imagine her engineering that courtship, supplying Judith and Bon with opportunities for trysts and pledges with a coy and unflagging ubiquity which they must have tried in vain to evade and escape, Judith with annoyed yet still serene concern, Bon with that sardonic and surprised distaste which seems to have been the ordinary manifestation of the impenetrable and shadowy character.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • In the afternoon she telephoned and changed the tryst to half-past eight.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I always accompanied him on his trysts with her.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Summerset was expecting a tryst, she was sure.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • But nothing could have kept Milly from keeping that tryst.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Casanova the Lover? A lunchtime tryst with another professor?
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Every courtesan had her own barge, and servants to pole her to her trysts.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Who’s once been set his tryst with Trystero.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Had I known he was here, or how much he cared for you, I could never have intruded on such a tryst.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Abruptly the murders stopped, as if that tryst with Mary Kelly had sated the killer’s need at last.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Our trysts are something he’s proud of achieving, And he’d watch us go to it without believing.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • All evidence of our tryst soaped and watered away, hair neatly combed, makeup completely gone, Trey takes me [and a whole lot of crystal] back to my car.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • He heard fragments of ongoing investigations, uncovered planned lovers’ trysts, and taped hours and hours of conversations of no interest whatsoever.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • He represented what my mother had always said was the best of New York—culture by birthright—even if the love trysts of "the Merm" and the author of Valley of the Dolls weren’t what she meant.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • John stayed by my side most of the night, and I know even he is not rogue enough to attempt such a tryst at his own party, so I’m greatly relieved to know he had no part in this, or any other such assignation.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • "Hola!" cried the Captain, "what art thou after, mad Friar? brawling beneath our Trysting-tree?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Though I wouldn’t call you yelling at me anything close to a romantic tryst, would you?"
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • The summer trysts! But I-I married in November! Ha! Ha!-Sh! Don’t speak! Not a word! You’ll be ludicrous, you’re so confounded!"
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Holiday-Makers’ Tryst with Death," the Times of India had written.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • ELESIN [slows down a bit, laughing] A tryst where the cockerel needs no adornment.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • None of the people of the valley dared to approach it, nor would they dwell near; for they said that it was a trysting-place of the Shadow-men, and there they would gather in times of fear, thronging round the Stone and whispering.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
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