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  • One day he was walking along the Charles River, and a cold burst of wind left him choking for air.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • There was only one main street in Bayonne, and it ran along the St. Charles River.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • Felton and his crew was moving to the St. Charles River and I followed him here.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Kelly turns off the lights and everyone stands close as Boston’s exuberant fireworks explode over the Charles River, lighting their astonished faces.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • They had lunch at Faneuil Hall, watched the skullers gliding on the Charles River, and took a quick tour of the Harvard campus.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Every pih-er visited, and so did many from Boston’s Haitian community, and his room—it had a lofty view, out over the Charles River—was crammed full of toys.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • For an instant the weight of the baby vanishes, replaced by the scene that passes before her eyes, only to be replaced once more by a blue strip of the Charles River, thick green treetops, cars gliding up and down Memorial Drive.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "The Charles Forts of this place will doubtless quote this happening for many years," said my brother.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Adams’s youngest brother, Elihu, a captain of militia, camped beside the Charles River at Cambridge, was stricken and died, leaving a wife and three children.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She had shown me the statue erected to commemorate the Union dead; she had shown me the apartment building where she was born, a five-floor brick building with bay windows and a view of the Charles River.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach

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  • The C.D.C. also temporarily revoked the licenses of three companies, Hazleton Research Products, the Charles River Primates Corporation, and Worldwide Primates, charging these companies with violations of quarantine rules.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • "Yes," he replied, "the Charles has many dear associations for me."
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Will Kilmartin of the Charles Street police force.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • The Odas leased their grocery to the Charles MacPhersons and sold Charles their car and two pickup trucks.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • SCENE I. The lights come up on the Charles household.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • One such instance was related to me by Mr David Charles, of the Charles and Redding Company, who visited Darlington Hall from time to time during Lord Darlington’s days.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • In December, I watched the Charles River freeze over.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • So I tell her, ’Use the money in the Charles Schwab account.’
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • He chose the name himself, Grandfather believed, just as he named them all—the Charles Goods and the Clytemnestras and Henry and Judith and all of them—that entire fecundity of dragons’ teeth as Father called it.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • In 1924 he funneled $150,000 into the establishment of the Charles S. Howard Foundation and built a home for children suffering from tuberculosis and rheumatic fever.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Further out it became the Charles /street-avenue-road/—probably a unique triplication.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He had been suffering sleepless nights in the big house by the Charles.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "Still?" said Margaret, who had not kept up with the Charles’s.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • When they had been herded back to the drawing-room, after masculine but achingly elaborate passings of the port, Capitola swooped on him with white devouring wings: "Dear Dr. Arrowsmith, I really didn’t get a chance at dinner to ask you just exactly WHAT you are doing…… Oh! Have you seen my dear little children at the Charles Street settlement?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • On the Charles River at Cambridge, sixty flatboats stood ready.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Driving along the St. Charles River, I could feel Miss Emma not looking at me, not looking at anything—just thinking.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • A moment later, he’s being dragged by a posse, amid much laughter, across a walking bridge over the Charles River to the posh stores on Boston’s Newbury Street.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Others were encamped a few miles farther inland, at the pretty little college town of Cambridge on the Charles River, and close to the Neck at Roxbury, where the white spire of the Roxbury meetinghouse rose from the top of still another prominent hill.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Three stories tall, with an unobstructed view of the Charles River, it belonged to a wealthy Loyalist, John Vassall, who, fearing for his life and the lives of his family, had abandoned the place, fine furnishings and all, to take refuge in Boston.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "I tell them me, you, we all time fish there in the St. Charles River," he said.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • "Not ’want,’ " was Margaret’s prompt reply; "but there is so much to be settled, and I do want to see the Charles’s."
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Albert and Jane, side by side, fish there in the St. Charles River.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • On a visit to Harvard, he had crossed a magnificent new bridge over the Charles River, said to be the finest bridge in America.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • WITH JOSEPH BASS AT HIS SIDE, Adams crossed Long Bridge over the frozen Charles River and rode into Cambridge in the early afternoon of January 24,1776, in time to dine with General Washington at the temporary quarters of Colonel Thomas Mifflin near Harvard Yard.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • They made their living on seine boats running up and down St. Charles River.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • The trip to Harvard Square is swift, just across the Charles River, and he and Donald make small talk.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • No kin at all to the Nelsons on the St. Charles River.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • It has already been a long, adrenaline-filled day of breathless travel, from a plane boarded in humid Washington, to a special MIT van at Boston’s Logan Airport, to the top floors of a high-rise dorm overlooking the fabled Charles River, and, finally, into a genuine college dorm room, with clean sheets stacked neatly on a striped mattress.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • As the winter finally gave up and the Charles thawed, I realized that much of a year had passed and I had not written a single story.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The Charles’s were not well off, for Mr. Wilcox, having brought up his children with expensive tastes, believed in letting them shift for themselves.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The final sentence displeased her greatly until she remembered that the Charles’s had only one spare room, and so could not invite a third guest.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Soon it would cross one of the brief bridges that arched the Charles, and I would, without thinking, open the door and plunge out through the stream of traffic to the rail of the bridge.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • No more tempting approach could be imagined for the lukewarm Christian, and if he still finds the walk too long, the devil is defeated all the same, Science having built Holy Trinity, a Chapel of Ease, near the Charles’s and roofed it with tin.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • After leaving the quarter, I drove down a graveled road for about two» miles, then along a paved road beside the St. Charles River for another ten miles.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
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