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  • I just tried to be, tried to absorb the man I loved through osmosis, tried to imprint what I had left of him on myself.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Supply books and by a miraculous process of osmosis, the oyster-pickers will become Shakespearean scholars.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • COLE’S TRANSFORMATION WAS a striking example of the cultural osmosis taking place in and around Clarkston.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It made her wonder what it would be like to hear all these stories from the wounded and the stunned; if you couldn’t help but absorb them by osmosis.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • Then I reached up, nonchalantly, and brushed at one of my teeth, hoping that somehow she would subconsciously pick up on this, like osmosis, and get the hint.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • We were in the school library, and it was like she was able to extract information from the computer by osmosis, practically.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • I absorb by osmosis.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening trudging on in our osmosis masks and thick, rubber-soled boots, sweating under layers of leathery gamma-cloth.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He’s Gone for Over an Hour Between doorbell rings and candy grabs, I roam room to room, sitting in chairs, straightening photos, opening drawers and touching their contents, trying to absorb Lawler by osmosis.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • I learned through osmosis and now it’s your turn.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer

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  • Do books perform some kind of magical osmosis on a child’s brain?
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • You join the gang by osmosis.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • Now don’t ask me how I know all this, I think it’s like osmosis—like where you just absorb information without knowing it.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • Leigh Anne was now making it her personal responsibility to introduce him to the most basic facts of life, the sort of things any normal person would have learned by osmosis.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • It has the twenty-ninth and thirtieth stories of the McGurk Building, and the roof is devoted to its animal house and to tiled walks along which (above a world of stenographers and bookkeepers and earnest gentlemen who desire to sell Better-bilt Garments to the golden dons of the Argentine) saunter rapt scientists dreaming of osmosis in Spirogyra.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Tuk and I huddle in the hot cave of our tent, osmosis masks filtering enough cool oxygen out of the superheated, smoky air to allow us to breathe.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I nod and sip at lukewarm water through the slipstrip of my osmosis mask.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I nod and sip at lukewarm water through the slipstrip of my osmosis mask.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • They wore caps and osmosis masks.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I wore osmosis gloves with killing trim.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She tossed an osmosis mask at me and donned her own.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Siri did not lift the osmosis mask to answer.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Siri was grinning under her osmosis mask.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It seemed that he had invaded her life by osmosis: she’d find his shirt mixed in with her laundry; she’d smell his shampoo on her pillowcase; she would pick up the phone, thinking to call him, and he’d already be on the line.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Tuk and I huddle in the hot cave of our tent, osmosis masks filtering enough c°°!
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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