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  • The fugue typifies Bach’s style of composition.
  • There sat Grandmother Majauszkiene, unrelenting, typifying fate.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The image of her riding that bicycle typified her whole existence to me.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • The ancients did well when they typified the soul as a butterfly!
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • It was the rush and roar of rain that he typified, and it stopped him, for no voice could be heard in it.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dante regards this as a sin specially contrary to right reason, typified by Virgil.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify himself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "If it be a sign of mourning," replied Mr. Hooper, "I, perhaps, like most other mortals, have sorrows dark enough to be typified by a black veil."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • They bring us the Arrakeen mystical fusion whose profound beauty is typified by the stirring music built on the old forms, but stamped with the new awakening.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Baroque buildings were typified by a lot of ornate nooks and crannies.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • The modes and sources of this kind of error are well typified in the contemplation of the heavenly bodies.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • His scientific heredity might have bequeathed him a wider world but he seemed to have deliberately chosen the standpoint of an humbler class, a choice typified by his selection of a wife.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • One was short and stocky, powerfully muscled, broad shouldered, robust of limbs, the head squat, the hair black and luxuriant, the mustache heavy, the eyes bright and penetrating, and his whole personality stamped with that southern–blooded zest that, in France, typifies the people of Provence.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The great pageant moved on, and still on, under one triumphal arch after another, and past a bewildering succession of spectacular and symbolical tableaux, each of which typified and exalted some virtue, or talent, or merit, of the little King’s.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Miss Gertrude Farish, in fact, typified the mediocre and the ineffectual.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • They shook hands, in a half-embrace that typified the entente.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Each came of age in a kind of living Thomas Hart Benton mural: a teeming workers’ hive that typified the sprawl and belch of American industry in the 1930’s.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • A teaboard, cups and saucers, plates, knives and forks (including carvers), spoons (various), saltcellars, a meek little muffin confined with the utmost precaution under a strong iron cover, Moses in the bulrushes typified by a soft bit of butter in a quantity of parsley, a pale loaf with a powdered head, two proof impressions of the bars of the kitchen fireplace on triangular bits of bread, and ultimately a fat family urn; which the waiter staggered in with, expressing in his…
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • One might say he typified the phrase ’eccentric genius.’
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • …hue is made the emblem of many touching, noble things—the innocence of brides, the benignity of age; though among the Red Men of America the giving of the white belt of wampum was the deepest pledge of honour; though in many climes, whiteness typifies the majesty of Justice in the ermine of the Judge, and contributes to the daily state of kings and queens drawn by milk-white steeds; though even in the higher mysteries of the most august religions it has been made the symbol of the…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • George Willard, he felt, belonged to the town, typified the town, represented in his person the spirit of the town.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • The shell of the cosmic egg is the world frame of space, while the fertile seed-power within typifies the inexhaustible life dynamism of nature.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The truth was, however, that his fancy—reviving faster than his will and judgment, and always stronger than they—created shapes of loveliness that were symbolic of his native character, and now and then a stern and dreadful shape that typified his fate.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Rather than deal with generalities it dealt with the specific career of an imaginary student who more or less typified what was found in the classroom, a student completely conditioned to work for a grade rather than for the knowledge the grade was supposed to represent.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Not only is this true in the world which Atlanta typifies, but it is threatening to be true of a world beneath and beyond that world,—the Black World beyond the Veil.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Another Combray person whom I could discern also, potential and typified, in the gothic sculptures of Saint-Andre-des-Champs was young Theodore, the assistant in Camus’s shop.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Under the general name of "Egdon Heath," which has been given to the sombre scene of the story, are united or typified heaths of various real names, to the number of at least a dozen; these being virtually one in character and aspect, though their original unity, or partial unity, is now somewhat disguised by intrusive strips and slices brought under the plough with varying degrees of success, or planted to woodland.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Johnnie had let it typify to her the heights to which she intended to climb.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • What he was not interested in was the grueling fieldwork that typifies sociology.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • And then, the abrupt switch to a more pleasant subject that typified his instinct to look on the bright side:"New Port is the nicest place I ever seing."
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • It is possible that Philadelphia shaped American speech more than any other city, because the "r" sound that so typifies American English migrated west from Philadelphia.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • We are fond of tracing the resemblance between Poetry and Painting, and, accordingly, we call them Sisters: but where shall we find bonds of connection sufficiently strict to typify the affinity betwixt metrical and prose composition?
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • The prudent Mrs Chivery, who wondered greatly at this change, would have protested against it as detrimental to the Highland typification on the doorpost but for two forcible reasons; one, that her John was roused to take strong interest in the business which these starts were supposed to advance—and this she held to be good for his drooping spirits; the other, that Mr Pancks confidentially agreed to pay her, for the occupation of her son’s time, at the handsome rate of seven and…
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I know that the past was great and the future will be great, And I know that both curiously conjoint in the present time, (For the sake of him I typify, for the common average man’s sake, your sake if you are he,) And that where I am or you are this present day, there is the centre of all days, all races, And there is the meaning to us of all that has ever come of races and days, or ever will come.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • My father typified this brotherhood in many ways.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • In a somewhat similar fashion the political situation was typified by intrigue, plotting, and assassinations.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • They grew out of his heart, and typify, it may be, some hideous secret that was buried with him, and which he had done better to confess during his lifetime.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • In the array of funerals, too—whether for the apparel of the dead body, or to typify, by manifold emblematic devices of sable cloth and snowy lawn, the sorrow of the survivors—there was a frequent and characteristic demand for such labour as Hester Prynne could supply.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Before 1750, while the fire of African freedom still burned in the veins of the slaves, there was in all leadership or attempted leadership but the one motive of revolt and revenge,—typified in the terrible Maroons, the Danish blacks, and Cato of Stono, and veiling all the Americas in fear of insurrection.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • What, but the mystery which it obscurely typifies, has made this piece of crape so awful?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • And it typified something better than itself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • So it ever is, whether thus typified or no, that an evil deed invests itself with the character of doom.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • A cab; an omnibus, with its populous interior, dropping here and there a passenger, and picking up another, and thus typifying that vast rolling vehicle, the world, the end of whose journey is everywhere and nowhere; these objects he followed eagerly with his eyes, but forgot them before the dust raised by the horses and wheels had settled along their track.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Amid it all, two figures ever stand to typify that day to coming ages,—the one, a gray-haired gentleman, whose fathers had quit themselves like men, whose sons lay in nameless graves; who bowed to the evil of slavery because its abolition threatened untold ill to all; who stood at last, in the evening of life, a blighted, ruined form, with hate in his eyes;—and the other, a form hovering dark and mother-like, her awful face black with the mists of centuries, had aforetime quailed at…
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Sometimes we would go as far as the viaduct, which began to stride on its long legs of stone at the railway station, and to me typified all the wretchedness of exile beyond the last outposts of civilisation, because every year, as we came down from Paris, we would be warned to take special care, when we got to Combray, not to miss the station, to be ready before the train stopped, since it would start again in two minutes and proceed across the viaduct, out of the lands of Christendom,…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • It would be a tribute "to the heroic action of the Marine Corps as typified by the Marines in this photograph.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The man struck me as one who typified certain traits of the Negro migrant.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
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