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  • a stereotypically blonde, blue-eyed Scandinavian family
  • The children’s show Lazytown premiered in Iceland, grew in popularity throughout Scandinavia, and is now seen in over 100 countries.
  • The far north of Scandinavia was The Icy Waste.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I studied the hundreds of Scandinavian teenagers seated in the hall while I was being introduced.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • The mood of the room was tasteful, and peaceful—a Scandinavian bachelor pad.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • By then he had seen all of the Balkans and most of Scandinavia and had visited the Florinese and the natives of Guilder and into Mother Russia and down step by step around the entire Mediterranean.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The few problems that did arise, it was asserted, were caused by "certain types," namely the rising numbers of poor Irish, German, and Scandinavian immigrants.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • The voice spoke German with a strong Scandinavian accent.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • There I thought you were Danish, or maybe Finnish, eastern Scandinavian.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • All this blond wood is from Scandinavia.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Vee is voluptuous, Scandinavian fair, and in an unorthodox way, incredibly sexy.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • It looked like a Scandinavian airport.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • To Clotilde Lothman von Saxe-Meningen, second daughter of the King of Scandinavia.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Aria’s dad was an art history professor, and the family had spent the last two years in Iceland while he helped do research for a TV documentary on Scandinavian art.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • German or Scandinavian, he thought.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • People had just emerged from Ossian; elegance was Scandinavian and Caledonian; the pure English style was only to prevail later, and the first of the Arthurs, Wellington, had but just won the battle of Waterloo.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The Bohemian and Scandinavian girls could not get positions as teachers, because they had had no opportunity to learn the language.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • One of the more Scandinavian songs was called "The Boon of Life": Ky-yow replied: The boon of life is health.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • After nearly getting killed by a falling rock low on the Southwest Face, Petter Neby, the solo Norwegian climber, was already gone: he’d quietly left Base Camp one morning and returned to Scandinavia.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • My attention was caught at once by the girl’s extraordinary Scandinavian fairness.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • The French and Bohemian boys were spirited and jolly, liked variety, and were as much predisposed to favor anything new as the Scandinavian boys were to reject it.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Not a fiddler throughout the length and breadth of Scandinavia played as he did.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Rachel/Rachelle clogs up to the board, dressed in an outrageous Dutch/Scandinavian ensemble.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Yggdrasil, the World Tree (etching, Scandinavia, early nineteenth century A.D.).
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • For though the harpooneers, with the great body of the crew, were a far more barbaric, heathenish, and motley set than any of the tame merchant-ship companies which my previous experiences had made me acquainted with, still I ascribed this—and rightly ascribed it—to the fierce uniqueness of the very nature of that wild Scandinavian vocation in which I had so abandonedly embarked.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Said with a sparkle in her ice blue Scandinavian eyes.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • In Scandinavian Christmas celebrations, for example, Christian and Old Norse customs are wedded even to this day.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • She compared him with the two Englishmen, whom Abe addressed conscientiously as "Major Hengest and Mr. Horsa," and with the heir to a Scandinavian throne and the novelist just back from Russia, and with Abe, who was desperate and witty, and with Collis Clay, who joined them somewhere and stayed along—and felt there was no comparison.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • For the Normans being a mixed race, and better informed according to the information of the times, had lost most of the superstitious prejudices which their ancestors had brought from Scandinavia, and piqued themselves upon thinking freely on such topics.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Axel Egge’s General Store, frequented by Scandinavian farmers.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • And here was Hegglund, before whom was standing a German or Scandinavian type, plump and pretty, her arms akimbo and her feet wide apart.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • One time he got in an argument about Cuba with some friends of his, fellow Harvard professors, who said that the Scandinavian countries offered the best examples of how to provide both excellent public health and political freedom.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Her husband, Enrico, who was the head of the Scandinavian arm of an international biotech firm, had custody of Antonio, his sixteen-year-old son from his first marriage.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The clientele of the east wing lobby was international, a mix of languages, of clothing from Fifth and Madison Avenues, Savile Row, St Honorfe and the Via Condotti, as well as the more sombre apparel of both Germanys and the Scandinavian countries.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I’ve sent tens of thousands of English and Scandinavian tourists to the Levant.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • We’ll need every contact we have in the clubs all over Scandinavia to keep their eyes peeled.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Scandinavian sacks.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The man addressed as Yonson, a man of the heavy Scandinavian type, ceased chafing me, and arose awkwardly to his feet.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Berserker was a redoubtable hero in Scandinavian mythology, the grandson of the eight-handed Starkodder and the beautiful Alfhilde.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Wheatsylvania was a "good location," he said: solid Scandinavian and Dutch and German and Bohemian farmers who paid their bills.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Very few words came from the Scandinavian immigrants—gravlax, smorgasbord—but their speech heavily influenced the accents in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The water from his drinking fountain dripped from his fur, all over everything as he jumped up onto the expensive Scandinavian sofa between me and Harvey.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Ten minutes later they heard footsteps in the corridor—the stalwart stride of the fully cured Scandinavian, a walking advertisement for the climate and the sanatorium.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • SCANEY (97 [1686]), Scede-lands (2 [19]), the most southern portion of the Scandinavian peninsula, belonging to the Danes; used in our poem for the whole Danish kingdom.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • The Scandinavian night was not very dark yet, though soon, when winter came, the night would be not only dark but very long, night skies beginning in the late afternoon and lasting through morning.
    Lois Lowry  --  Number the Stars
  • /Scandinavian Studies and Notes/, vol. iv, no. 3, Aug. 1917, p. 258.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Through the comical spelling, eerie grammar, and devil-may-care punctuation a distinctive voice emerged, full of sweetness, despair, earnestness, love, and loneliness, all expressed in a graceful Scandinavian lilt.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The remaining northernmost areas of "Scandinavia" and "The Netherlands" were the lesser satellites; the impact of their destruction was not comparable to that of the lower compounds and the time element spared them.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "What!" cried M. Fridriksson; "why, we have eight thousand volumes of most rare and valuable works—some in the Scandinavian language, besides all the new publications from Copenhagen."
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • It was an Earth shoe, one of those functional, sensible, unsexy, shallow-heeled and vaguely Scandinavian items of fad footwear, the shy, androgynous and countercultural shoe, unthreatening to the environment or the species, and he wondered why it looked so sinister.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
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