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  • She recounted the whole story except that she omitted names.
  • He omitted a few details to place himself in a more favorable light.
  • Don’t omit the details in your report.
  • Between gulps, Jean Louise told her shame, omitting nothing, and begging that she not be sent to Mobile, stretched, or thrown against a wall.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • How many details had my parents omitted from their story?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • (She omitted, however, the part about the imagined shark.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Just as the chapters on whaling in Moby-Dick can be omitted by all but the most punishment-loving readers, so the packing scenes that Morgenstern details here are really best left alone.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Omitting the salutation, I began.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Her father is telling an abridged story of their flight, train stations, fearful crowds, omitting the stop in Evreux, but soon all of Marie-Laure’s attention is absorbed by the smells blooming around her: egg, spinach, melting cheese.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She found herself preoccupied about his rage should she misplace an accent, omit an umlaut.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • So I told him, omitting only such minor details as automobiles and airplanes, and of course, the war.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I don’t even omit the kiss with Gale.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • "Okay," I say, omitting the fact that I got stuck with Alex as a partner.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • But I do notice they omit the part where I covered her in flowers.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Not to omit that others were also given to her.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He omitted one detail: For the sake of Mac and his family, he said nothing of how the chocolate had been lost.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I will omit no opportunity That may convey my greetings, love, to thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • He began pouring out our secrets right and left in total disregard for my safety if not for his own, omitting nothing, knot-hole, pants and all.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • And he was still more angry at having omitted to say it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • No dots were omitted, no crosses forgotten, no words blurred together—the handwriting was almost childlike in its neatness.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I worked till the 12th, but omitted the 11th, which, according to my calculation, I supposed to be Sunday.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • It even quoted "Home, Sweet Home," and made bold to translate it into Polish—though for some reason it omitted the Lithuanian of this.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • At the same time I forced myself to keep my inventory in mind from start to finish, in the right order and omitting no item.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • The Thain’s Book was thus the first copy made of the Red Book and contained much that was later omitted or lost.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Halloa being a general observation which I had usually observed to be best answered by itself, I said, "Halloa!" politely omitting young fellow.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The fact that I was in peril frightened him, so I started omitting the scary stuff.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • When? and by what path? for the dunce has omitted to tell me this.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I cannot acquit him of that duty; nor could I think well of the man who should omit an occasion of testifying his respect towards anybody connected with the family.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I may as well relate in this place what I omitted at the time of its occurrence.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Mr. Ratchett had omitted to put his watch back an hour as he should have done at Tzaribrod .
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • As there is no motive for concealment, I am permitted to use them, and accordingly send you a transcript, simply omitting technical details of seamanship and supercargo.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • But I omit them as altogether obsolete; and can hardly help suspecting them for mere sounds, full of Leviathanism, but signifying nothing.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The Englishman then turned round and described the combat without omitting a single detail.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I admitted almost everything about Ethan, omitting only the part about making love.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • —Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • But White Fang learned to omit these preliminaries.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • She began rewriting and editing her diary, improving on the text, omitting passages she didn’t think were interesting enough and adding others from memory.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I was going to obey, but he suddenly arrested me, and added in the strangest tone — ’Be so good as to turn your lock, and draw your bolt — don’t omit it!’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • We could not omit your name, could we?-and we feel certain, of course, that we can count on your loyalty and cooperation.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Therefore, any gospels that described earthly aspects of Jesus’ life had to be omitted from the Bible.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • When you paint the daughter of my good friend and business partner, please omit birthmark or back to the rabble you’ll go.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP The Bishop did not omit his pastoral visits because he had converted his carriage into alms.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • To eat them is admittedly a bit much, but the story requires a man-eater, so Polyphemos’ cannibalism cannot be omitted.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Dear mistress, I was there and will relate The perfect truth, omitting not one word.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • That was a phrase he might omit.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • In this state your patient will not omit, but he will increasingly dislike, his religious duties.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Not a fact has been omitted, not a detail has been exaggerated.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • We will omit all the process by means of which he arrived at this last conclusion; we have run too far ahead already….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • But he had omitted the real reason for his third trip.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
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