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Old World
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  • You got a problem with an Old World Umber patois?
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • If we had been back in the old world, in the World Before, I would have called an ambulance despite the fact that he had attacked my mom.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Maybe, here in the ruins of the old world, they could start something new.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • It was designed in the fashion of the old world, with hearty dosages of both nostalgic symbolism and state-of-the-art engineering.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • The official story was that an odd combination of methane gas and some old World War II—era storage canisters had combined to give that part of West Virginia an unscheduled fireworks display.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • They sleep in a once stately Old World suite with the furniture shored up against the walls and chicken feathers clogging the marble sinks and newspapers tacked clumsily across the windows.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It’s a cautionary tale, a warning about the dangers of the old world, before the cure.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • ’ In 1863 on the second anniversary of his enlistment, a thirty-three-year-old Ohio private wrote in his diary that he had not expected the war to go on so long, but no matter how much longer it took it must be prosecuted "for the great principles of liberty and self government at stake, for should we fail, the onward march of Liberty in the Old World will be retarded at least a century, and Monarchs, Kings and Aristocrats will be more powerful against their subjects than ever."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • This extraordinary broad-mindedness—deriving from what I could only assume was an Old World appreciation of volupte—put the final seal on my decision to move to Yetta Zimmerman’s, despite the all too problematical nature of the free hand I had been given.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Funny old world, right?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • This is the old world, the before world, with old names and old borders we no longer have any use for.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • This is the old world, he thought.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "Hydrate!" he yelled with that Old World charm that came so naturally to him, and we all reached for our canteens and chugged away.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Old World and New World monkeys were next.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Wolf’s first thought was that the Rosetans must have held on to some dietary practices from the Old World that left them healthier than other Americans.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Settlers who stuck to the Old World crops often perished.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Those days, the Third Age of Middle-earth, are now long past, and the shape of all lands has been changed; but the regions in which Hobbits then lived were doubtless the same as those in which they still linger: the North-West of the Old World, east of the Sea.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • It had been determined between them that the Old World, with its crowds and cities, offered them a more eligible shelter and concealment than the wilds of New England or all America, with its alternatives of an Indian wigwam, or the few settlements of Europeans scattered thinly along the sea-board.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Old World luxury overlooking Bernini’s Triton Fountain …. there was no more fitting hotel in all of Rome.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Supposedly, the parents were heavy-duty Old World, but the four daughters sounded pretty wild for all that.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • And Vasil abided by a strict Old World value system.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Again, I stress this is all myth, but allegedly, the Masons transported their secret wisdom from the Old World to the New World—here, to America—a land they hoped would remain free from religious tyranny.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the Old World some weeks nearer to the New; but perchance the first news that will leak through into the broad, flapping American ear will be that the Princess Adelaide has the whooping cough.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • There are three worlds mentioned in Scripture, the Old World, the Present World, and the World to Come.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Roman fever perfectly captures what happens to Daisy, this fresh young thing from the wilds of Schenectady who is destroyed by the clash between her own vitality and the rotten atmosphere of this oldest of Old World cities.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • So Amy sailed away to find the Old World, which is always new and beautiful to young eyes, while her father and friend watched her from the shore, fervently hoping that none but gentle fortunes would befall the happy-hearted girl, who waved her hand to them till they could see nothing but the summer sunshine dazzling on the sea.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • We had met the European vampire, the creature of the Old World.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • He didn’t go in for the Old World much.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • This was not my first trip to the European mainland, but I was still entranced by the beauties of the Old World.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It seemed impossible to associate thoughts of violence with this Old World charm.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • …that upon occasion England expected of Englishmen; that was the time when at the mast-heads of the three-deckers and seventy-fours moored in her own roadstead—a fleet, the right arm of a Power then all but the sole free conservative one of the Old World—the blue-jackets, to be numbered by thousands, ran up with huzzas the British colors with the union and cross wiped out; by that cancellation transmuting the flag of founded law and freedom defined, into the enemy’s red meteor of…
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • How can the Old World heroes compare with ours?
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • You have not opened a door into your Old World as you promised Ka Anor you would.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • From the "Old World Monkeys."
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • The great lakes which bound this first region are not walled in, like most of those in the Old World, between hills and rocks.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Like many in the flavor industry, he has an Old World, old-fashioned sensibility which seems out of step with our brand-conscious, egocentric age.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • You are the great Western Barbarian, stepping forth in his innocence and might, gazing a while at this poor effete Old World and then swooping down on it.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Thus, we should, in a little time, see established in every part of this country the same engines of despotism which have been the scourge of the Old World.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Today, John Simon, aging gracefully with his Old World manners and faint accent, is a warrior unbowed, still willing to unsheathe his sword, as he did for us.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The Old World doctrine said that people were made to serve kings, not kings to serve the people.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • This ribbon in the desert seemed no wider than a man could throw a stone,—and it was greener than anything Latour had ever seen, even in his own greenest corner of the Old World.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • At the head of the enlightened nations of the Old World the inhabitants of the United States more particularly distinguished one, to which they were closely united by a common origin and by kindred habits.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • They slowed outside my glass cubicle, weary Old World travelers peering into the glow of a New World hospital room.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Go search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Hypocrisy of American Slavery
  • These people had forgotten what the old world was really like.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • If such an one was to come from God, and not the Devil, what a force for good might he not be in this old world of ours.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The boys brought blankets and sleeping bags and arranged themselves on yoga mats around a TV in an upstairs room at the Y. Luma put on a video of old World Cup highlights and the movie Goal!
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • She knew that God tore down the old world every evening and built a new one by sun-up.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • But Kino had lost his old world and he must clamber on to a new one.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
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