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The Mayflower
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  • Annie’s family line went back to the Mayflower, her ancestors having settled this country, and their ancestors having owned some vast swath of England.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The history of surfing is something surf nuts pride themselves on knowing: it’s as important as, say, the Mayflower docking on Plymouth Rock.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • While they were on the Mayflower, they created the Mayflower Compact, which was an agreement that guaranteed everyone would cooperate and act in a way that would be beneficial to the colony.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The Mayflower.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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  • But the people of Salem in 1692 were not quite the dedicated folk that arrived on the Mayflower.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • When she arrived at the Mayflower, it was clear that this day would possess neither virtue.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • …the solder would melt; but Uncle Silas he had a noble brass warming-pan which he thought considerable of, because it belonged to one of his ancesters with a long wooden handle that come over from England with William the Conqueror in the Mayflower or one of them early ships and was hid away up garret with a lot of other old pots and things that was valuable, not on account of being any account, because they warn’t, but on account of them being relicts, you know, and we snaked her…
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • They want to make sure they’re Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Mayflower— Well, I guess that don’t do any harm, either.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • Leaven, which some deem the soul of bread, the spiritus which fills its cellular tissue, which is religiously preserved like the vestal fire—some precious bottleful, I suppose, first brought over in the Mayflower, did the business for America, and its influence is still rising, swelling, spreading, in cerealian billows over the land—this seed I regularly and faithfully procured from the village, till at length one morning I forgot the rules, and scalded my yeast; by which accident I…
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • What concerned her was not my premature demise-like me, she was far too self-centered to think of someone else at a time like that-nor even the fact that the death of my DNA would mark the end of a line of aristocrats which stretched back to the Mayflower;, no, what bothered Mother was that the family was going to die out in debt.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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  • The bloodlines from the Mayflower hadn’t trickled down to this zip code.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I lectured her all the way to Washington about our colonial beginnings, the Puritan tradition, the Mayflower Compact, and the ancient origins of slavery.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The Member Registries Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Asher had spent years compiling, the family trees going back to the Mayflower and the Revolution, were destroyed.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • In parts of southeastern England, "r"-less pronunciation had become popular shortly before immigration to British North America effectively began with the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • I always tell Turtle she’s as good as the ones that came over on the Mayflower," I told Estevan.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Do you remember those three frequent fliers from the Mayflower’s registry who flew into Philadelphia eight months ago and just happened to be at the hotel at the same time eight months later?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Sitting forward, he had analyzed them for nearly four hours, forgetting time, forgetting that his "control" was to have reached him by then, concerned only with a link to the Jackal at the Mayflower hotel.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It was scheduled for Valentine’s Day, so bosses, mostly white men, would have an added excuse to take their employees, often black women, to a luncheon for the forum at the Mayflower Hotel.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • While they were on the Mayflower, they created the Mayflower Compact, which was an agreement that guaranteed everyone would cooperate and act in a way that would be beneficial to the colony.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • In those computer sheets Conklin had us work up on the Mayflower hotel’s registers, there was a woman-one of three people he tied to Medusa-who had been in Marrakesh.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • After I consult with Cactus, I’ll get a room at the Mayflower hotel," answered Jason Bourne.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • As you know, but your watchers might not, my family came here on the Mayflower"—and here she rolled her eyes—"and though we have some high-water marks in our family history, there’s so much I don’t know."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • … I hate like hell to lose whoever it is at the Mayflower.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • While tracking down all this information and stalling Charlie, and lying through my teeth to Peter, telling them that we’re making progress running down the Jackal’s possible couriers at the Mayflower hotel-we think … Of course, we’re doing nothing of the sort because we’re up to our credentials in some off-the-wall, twenty-year-old Saigon conspiracy involving who knows what, damned if we know, except that the who is terribly impressive.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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