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  • The peristyle is paved with white marble.
  • He found himself at first in a thoroughly European quarter, the houses having low fronts, and being adorned with verandas, beneath which he caught glimpses of neat peristyles.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The terraces which crown the peristyles of the theatres were bordered with spectators.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Opposite the Varnum gate, where the road fell away toward the Corbury valley, the church reared its slim white steeple and narrow peristyle.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome

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  • Madame Danglars threw a rapid and inquiring glance which could only be interpreted by Monte Cristo, around the court-yard, over the peristyle, and across the front of the house, then, repressing a slight emotion, which must have been seen on her countenance if she had not kept her color, she ascended the steps, saying to Morrel, "Sir, if you were a friend of mine, I should ask you if you would sell your horse."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • At last she would close the lids of her weary eyes, and see in the darkness the gas jets flaring in the wind and the steps of carriages lowered with much noise before the peristyles of theatres.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "The peristyle," Nico said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • They followed Dr. Rasmussen to the temple, passing through a six-columned peristyle and into the clean marble structure.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • At the far end stood thirteen tall white columns, the Peristyle, with slashes of the blue lake visible between them.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The wind rustled, pushing leaves and food wrappers across the peristyle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades

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  • Six days after her visit the first fires occurred and destroyed several structures, among them the famous Peristyle.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Statue of the Republic, after the Peristyle fire, 1894.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • A few even forgot their collars; but the equipage of the prefect seemed to anticipate the crowd, and the two yoked jades, trapesing in their harness, came up at a little trot in front of the peristyle of the town hall at the very moment when the National Guard and firemen deployed, beating drums and marking time.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Perhaps she’ll be very glad to have a seat in the enclosure under the peristyle."
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
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