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  • I was a well-educated young lady from Boston with a thirst for bohemian counterculture and no clear plan.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She’d go for trips to Jones Beach or for shopping or just "hanging out" in the downtown Bohemian neighborhoods, and if she was getting into trouble there, too, I hoped it was in the spirit of joyful rebellion and independence and enjoyment with her own set of comrades, which I should be glad to tolerate and understand.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • But by and large its inhabitants (mostly Irish, German, and Bohemian) were hardworking, honest people, who lived in modest frame houses of one and two stories.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • It was a bohemian life, and it was attractive at first.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • She dressed in bohemian clothes, penned novels, painted, and yearned to roam forgotten corners of the world.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Supposed to look bohemian, she supposed.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • She found her style—a sort of bohemian-hipster-girl thing, with lots of layers, lace-up boots, and APC jeans, which she bought on a trip to Paris—read French philosophers, and traveled on the Eurail with just an outdated map and a change of underwear.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Stella was a headstrong woman with bohemian tastes and driving artistic ambitions, for both herself and her kin; she self-published a literary journal, theRuess Quartette, the cover of which was emblazoned with the family maxim: "Glorify the hour."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Any faint discrimination against her as a bohemian she challenged with fury.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • I was a poet, a bohemian, et cetera.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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  • In Women in Love he pillories the bohemian-ism of the artsy sets of his day, whether the Bloomsbury circle or the group that Lady Ottoline Morrell, the self-consciously bohemian patroness of the arts, gathered around herself.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Of course, at the time I didn’t think she intended to raise you in a bohemian artist’s loft in Greenwich Village, but I will admit that it doesn’t seem to have done you any harm.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Felicity is about as bohemian as the Bank of England.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I mean do you have to be a goddam bohemian type, or dead, for Chrissake, to be a real poet?
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • He could dissipate without going to pieces, and even his most bohemian adventures never seemed "running it out."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • She had arranged three stools in a row, while she herself jammed her rump into an ancient baby’s high chair—a bohemian touch that gave her a tennis umpire’s advantage of height.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • At the age of 36, he left behind his business and moved to Chicago, becoming one of the rebellious writers and cultural bohemians in the group that has since come to be called the "Chicago Renaissance."
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • …rose up before her now, even as she stared in disbelief—images in which her mother, looking healthy and happy, hugged Clary and told her how much she’d missed her but that everything was going to be all right now The mother in her imaginings bore very little resemblance to the woman who stood in front of her now She’d remembered Jocelyn as gentle and artistic, a little bohemian with her paint-splattered overalls, her red hair in pigtails or fastened up with a pencil into a messy bun.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • In Mitchell’s famed discoveries for The New Yorker magazine, Joe Gould, aka Jonathan Sea Gull, was a Bowery bohemian, urban philosopher, historian and unpublished writer twenty-six years into An Oral History of Our Time, a tattered manuscript he carried around while talking to pigeons and otherwise annoying those who dismissed him as a bum and a loon, in part for his occasional impersonation of a sea gull.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • There was a groovy café, the Java Monkey, a bar specializing in European beer called the Brick Store Pub, and an old-school bohemian music venue called Eddie’s Attic.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It is where all the bohemians live.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I guess they’re what’s termed bohemians.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • They may want something traditional or something bohemian, something unique or something perfectly trendy.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • In the years that followed, a group of Gurdjieff students, Rosicrucians, spiritualists, and sleepless bohemians gathered around Clara and the three Mora sisters.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • All that concentrated power, the implosive life of the board, black and white, the autocratic beauty of winning, what a chestful of undisguisable pride—he defeated men, boys, the old and wise, the vigorous and quick, the bohemian cafe poets, friendly and smelly.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The bridge emptied out into a twisting cobblestone street lined with tourist shops, shops selling blood-red garnets and big chunks of golden Polish amber, heavy Bohemian glass, and wooden toys.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It was a nice color coordination the way the Bohemian Madonna’s skin was set off by the golds in the honey.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • It only remains, therefore, to discover what is wanted by this German who writes upon Bohemian paper and prefers wearing a mask to showing his face.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • In the world Michael-Mary Graham inhabited, her mild liberalism, a residue of her Bohemian youth, and her posture of sensitive lady poet passed for anarchy.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The Bohemians had come then, and after them the Poles.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Learn all the words to ’Bohemian Rhapsody.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He took her to see The Bohemian Girl and she felt elated as she sat in an unaccustomed part of the theatre with him.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • It appeared that a Bohemian, a bare-footed vagabond, a sort of dangerous mendicant, was at that moment in the town.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Her early, somewhat Bohemian training had made her something of a fatalist.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Your mother will add to them a recipe for a certain balsam, which she had from a Bohemian and which has the miraculous virtue of curing all wounds that do not reach the heart.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • That was probably why the Communists were always cracking down on Bohemianism.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • If Kutuzov decided to abandon the road connecting him with the troops arriving from Russia, he would have to march with no road into unknown parts of the Bohemian mountains, defending himself against superior forces of the enemy and abandoning all hope of a junction with Buxhowden.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In fact, the Circle’s rendition of The Bohemian Girl was said by many to be far superior to professional performances heard in New York and New Orleans.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Blanche: We are going to be very Bohemian.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • It was also noticed that his horror for Bohemian women and gypsies had seemed to redouble for some time past.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • I was born a Bohemian, and a Bohemian I shall die.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • With a calm smile and a gentle wave of the hand, Monte Cristo signed to the distracted mother to lay aside her apprehensions; then, opening a casket that stood near, he drew forth a phial of Bohemian glass incrusted with gold, containing a liquid of the color of blood, of which he let fall a single drop on the child’s lips.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But Bohemians has a natural distrust of Austrians.’
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • She was a Bohemian of the peasant class and she had talked broken English to the end of her days.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He was playing with a little Bohemian girl, Marie Tovesky, who was tying her handkerchief over the kitten’s head for a bonnet.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • And Miss Lavish, though unwilling to ally him, felt bound to support the cause of Bohemianism.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • She went about from town to town among these Bohemians.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • A Bohemian born; but here nursed up and bred: one that is a prisoner nine years old.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • He remembered with what amusement she had told him that her grandmother Mingott and the Wellands objected to her living in a "Bohemian" quarter given over to "people who wrote."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • They delivered it broken down, packed in several boxes that were unloaded along with the Viennese furniture, the Bohemian crystal, the table service from the Indies Company, the tablecloths from Holland, and a rich variety of lamps and candlesticks, hangings and drapes.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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