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  • The survey asked presidents, provosts and admissions directors to assess peer institutions.
  • He spoke not another word to her informally, becoming all business again as he instructed her to write out a memorandum to SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fritz Hartjenstein, commanding officer of the SS garrison, directing that a search be made for the candlesticks in the enlisted barracks and that every effort be exerted to apprehend the culprits, who would then be placed in custody of the camp provost marshal for discipline.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • After Sylvia and Louise got home, a Western Union telegram arrived from the provost marshal general.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • David Korn, vice provost for research at Harvard University, argues that giving patients control over their tissues is shortsighted.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • The provost stood to begin the question-and-answer session.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Pretty soon, though, we ’ll meet a-plenty of guards an’ provost-guards, an’ one thing an’ another.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • A punishment tour for Clevinger was fifty minutes of a weekend hour spent pacing back and forth before the provost marshal’s building with a ton of an unloaded rifle on his shoulder.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • How did it happen that such a man had not been brought before a provost’s court, on the return of the legitimate princes?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And the grand provost, turning to Farfarello, who was rolling his eyes as if to strike, said, "Get thee away, wicked bird!"
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • They are dung heaps with village provost minds!
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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  • The provost guard took them up there and if it hadn’t been for Ashley’s slick tongue, they’d have spent Christmas in jail.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It is true that the mystery was to last from noon until four o’clock, in accordance with the orders of monsieur the provost, and that it was necessary to say something.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Here comes Signior Claudio, led by the provost to prison: and there’s Madam Juliet.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, after having had an entertainment at my house and enjoying themselves very much, created such a disturbance that the provost of the castle, a rigid man, has ordered them to be confined for some days; but I accomplish the order they have given me by forwarding to you a dozen bottles of my Anjou wine, with which they are much pleased.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • …whose family’s martial background as both town and county knew consisted of the father who, a conscientious objector on religious grounds, had starved to death in the attic of his own house, hidden (some said, walled up) there from Confederate provost marshals’ men and fed secretly at night by this same daughter who at the very time was accumulating her first folio in which the lost cause’s unregenerate vanquished were name by name embalmed; and the nephew who served for four years in…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • His father turned, and he followed the stiff black coat, the wiry figure walking a little stiffly from where a Confederate provost’s man’s musket ball had taken him in the heel on a stolen horse thirty years ago, followed the two backs now, since between the two lines of grim-faced men and out of the store and across the worn gallery and down the sagging steps and among the dogs and half-grown boys in the mild May dust, where as he passed a voice hissed: "Barn burner!"
    William Faulkner  --  Barn Burning
  • The head of a mere college may be a /president/, /principal/, /rector/, /dean/ or /provost/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He is third provost of the government police, an officer who speaks several languages and is chief of drug investigations.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • That tendency for newcomers to pick up features of Texas speech has been noted by Guy Bailey, provost of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his wife, Jan Tillery, also a linguist, who have studied recent changes in Texas dialects.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Dr. Gaffney, the Provost, and Miss Keate, the Head Mistress, received them as they stepped out of the plane.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The Christian folk, that through the streete went, In came, for to wonder on this thing: And hastily they for the provost sent.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • He saw a long line of dark wagons, a band of Provost guards, men gathered in groups around stacked rifles, small fires.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Provost’s house.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "If thou refusest my fair proffer," said the Prince, "the Provost of the lists shall cut thy bowstring, break thy bow and arrows, and expel thee from the presence as a faint-hearted craven."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • During the next week or two he accordingly placed himself in such positions about the city as would afford him glimpses of several of the most distinguished among the provosts, wardens, and other heads of houses; and from those he ultimately selected five whose physiognomies seemed to say to him that they were appreciative and far-seeing men.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I have called the Provost Marshal.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The Margrave of Bruges was their head, and the chief man among them; but he that was esteemed the wisest, and that spoke for the rest, was George Temse, the Provost of Casselsee: both art and nature had concurred to make him eloquent: he was very learned in the law; and, as he had a great capacity, so, by a long practice in affairs, he was very dexterous at unravelling them.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • " and "hurried them off to the Provost dungeon by half dozens."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The provost of Georgia Perimeter College, a community college just outside the city limits of Clarkston, agreed to provide an auditorium and to act as a moderator.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • We did it to show our appreciation of his talking the provost guard out of putting us in jail.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • By the provost’s wall came jauntily Blazes Boylan, stepping in tan shoes and socks with skyblue clocks to the refrain of My girl’s a Yorkshire girl.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There were hundreds of men skulking in the swamps and the mountains, defying the provost guard to drag them back to the army.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • John Howard Parnell example the provost of Trinity every mother’s son don’t talk of your provosts and provost of Trinity women and children cabmen priests parsons fieldmarshals archbishops.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Has censur’d him Already; and, as I hear, the provost hath A warrant for his execution.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Now, what’s the matter, provost?
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Hail to you, provost! so I think you are.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • John Howard Parnell example the provost of Trinity every mother’s son don’t talk of your provosts and provost of Trinity women and children cabmen priests parsons fieldmarshals archbishops.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Where is the provost?
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • I am not a clerk of the court, and I shall not go to law with you for thus carrying a dagger in Paris, in the teeth of the ordinances and prohibitions of M. the Provost.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • John Howard Parnell example the provost of Trinity every mother’s son don’t talk of your provosts and provost of Trinity women and children cabmen priests parsons fieldmarshals archbishops.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Now, Locksley," said Prince John to the bold yeoman, with a bitter smile, "wilt thou try conclusions with Hubert, or wilt thou yield up bow, baldric, and quiver, to the Provost of the sports?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I am the provost.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • PROVOST.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • It had been cried, to the sound of the trumpet, the preceding evening at all the cross roads, by the provost’s men, clad in handsome, short, sleeveless coats of violet camelot, with large white crosses upon their breasts.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • PROVOST.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Here along Peachtree Street and near-by streets were the headquarters of the various army departments, each office swarming with uniformed men, the commissary, the signal corps, the mail service, the railway transport, the provost marshal.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • PROVOST.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • PROVOST.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • PROVOST.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • PROVOST.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
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