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  • She is a carpenter’s apprentice.
  • She apprentices with a carpenter.
  • Blacksmiths shout orders as apprentices jostle to follow them.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • As Finn cooked the bacon and pancakes, he tried to keep me distracted by chattering about his years as an apprentice chef at an emir’s palace in the middle of the Sahara Desert.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • I actually had to take on an apprentice last week.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "What sort of flying motorcars do you have?" asked a pubescent boy named Horace, who wore a dark suit that made him look like an apprentice undertaker.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Your making this lamp is an attempt to show that you are better than the ordinary apprentice, is it not?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It was the apprentice medic from the hospital.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Dorian convinced the Captain of the Guard to take me as his apprentice, with the help of Brullo.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Shortly after marrying, he began working as an apprentice machinist in a small factory that produced handblown glass bottles of all sizes.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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  • Thackeray was a big boy—he had been fourteen when he died, following his initiation as an apprentice to a master house painter: he had been given eight copper pennies and told not to come back without a half-a-gallon of red and white striped paint for painting barber’s poles.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I might apprentice myself to a merchant in New Haven or New York, or even London, to learn the art of trade.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • But before Liberation my father used to be an apprentice.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • And there in the center of the room was my bench, and next to mine Hans the apprentice’s, and against the wall old Christoffels’.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • A Padawan is a Jedi apprentice.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • The other fishermen have apprentices.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Had the apprentice been reading the complete works of Goethe or any other such luminary, that was what would have sat in front of them.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He hoped that it would be someone as capable as his previous apprentice.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • While they trained me, I became friends with another apprentice . Morzan, before he was a Forsworn.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Over the way Huxter’s apprentice came out and began taking down the shutters of the tobacco window.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Later my sons set upon it like apprentice palm readers, trying to divine the fate of their world from the lengths and curves of its rivers.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He had found her a boy as an apprentice also so that she should not want help while I was gone.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • I made her my apprentice beekeeper, and she’s learning the whole business and helping us out with all her hard work.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Mr. Pumblechook was in favor of a handsome premium for binding me apprentice to some genteel trade,—say, the corn and seed trade, for instance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • I still took apprentices in those days, and so many of them went on to make me proud.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • In other words, five pounds and Oliver Twist were offered to any man or woman who wanted an apprentice to any trade, business, or calling.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • During the season, this suite quarters the cook and his wife, or the cook and his apprentice.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He was my apprentice before Brom.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • My fellow-apprentices very soon began to feel it degrading to them to work with me.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Before long, he and Regina hired another immigrant just off the boat to help with the children so Regina could sew full-time, and then another to serve as an apprentice.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Fathers would beg us to take their sons as apprentices, and pay us handsomely, especially in food-supplies, which we never bothered to grow or find for ourselves.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • If the laws of New England were so arranged that a master could now and then torture an apprentice to death, would it be received with equal composure?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Then I thought I might put off college for a year and apprentice myself to a pottery maker.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • I had read an online description of the film, but it didn’t mention that Mr. Magorium had decided it was time to die and hand over the shop to an apprentice.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • It is fortunate for you, although your name is Bernajoux, to have only to deal with an apprentice Musketeer.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • An admirer, a son, an apprentice, a collaborator, may have contributed passages or sections-a final section perhaps, as many critics have thought- to the "long song" as we have it.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He had been an apprentice to my father, and had always borne a good character.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • When the foreman came in, one said: "Well, I see you have lost one of your apprentice firemen."
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • All were involved with some version of The Taming of the Shrew, by that former glover’s apprentice from Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • ’I was not aware of its being the custom to apprentice young persons to — ’ ’Idleness,’ Mr. Bounderby put in with a loud laugh.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • As I understand it, at first Dona Charito was insulted at the de la Torre request: she was an artiste-, she took on apprentices, not children.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He was a live man and a brisk talker, and had two journeymen and three apprentices, and was doing a raging business.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • "I am very sorry, sir," said I, with assumed tranquility, but an inward tremor, "but, really, the man you allude to is nothing to me—he is no relation or apprentice of mine, that you should hold me responsible for him."
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • In despair, I became an apprentice of the woodcutters, but I was not strong enough; I had more of an inclination to become a schoolmaster; ’tis true that I did not know how to read, but that’s no reason.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • And so the schoolmistress reconciled the recommendation to her conscience, and the indentures were cancelled, and the apprentice was free.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • In the nurseries of females of the meaner sort, the children are instructed in all kinds of works proper for their sex, and their several degrees: those intended for apprentices are dismissed at seven years old, the rest are kept to eleven.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Martha, who was a poor apprentice at a milliner’s, then told them what kind of work she had to do, and how many hours she worked at a stretch, and how she meant to lie abed to-morrow morning for a good long rest; to-morrow being a holiday she passed at home.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • But Lestat and his apprentice, if they survived the fire (and I was convinced that they had) did not find their way to the ship.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Why, I did better than that! I was his apprentice for . for an unfortunate number of years.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
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