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  • I enjoy writing for the paper, but I wish my work wasn’t bound by such tight parameters.
  • The climate model is supposed to let us plug in selected parameters and see the impact on sea level in future decades.
  • And now, I know that many of you have been waiting for the parameters of the auction itself.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • But I’ve investigated cases involving Defense Intelligence that were handled within normal parameters.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • That something is the theoretical framework, the parameters within which the laws of energy must operate.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "To give you fair warning, I’m going to talk with Mr. McConaughy and see about setting some parameters for your tutoring sessions.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Tally tweaked the eye-shape parameters, pulling the arch of the eyebrows down almost to normal.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • A computer whose merest operational parameters I am not worthy to calculate—and yet I will design it for you.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I’ll add a proximity parameter and remove the title weighting.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I have deduced that there is a relationship between these two masses that must be within certain parameters.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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  • I had to find an approach, figure out if we could land there, figure out the performance parameters, and tell the company what we were doing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He’d never got around to filling in his sister on the mission parameters.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • You had to immediately set the parameters of the relationship: I am boss; you tell me only what I need to hear.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • They gave him design parameters, but no details about use.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • "Gentlemen," she said, still holding the Architect’s key, "are your mission parameters clear?"
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The second page listed the basic parameters of the system, as laid down by the original Wildfire planning group.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • All around me my room jumped into place, the familiar parameters of my life: my bed, my carpet, my stuffed animals lined up across the third shelf of my bookshelf.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • ’If we’re serious about considering this offer, we need to at least set some parameters for the negotiations.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • It was a whole world, the mall, enclosed and safe, parameters neatly marked.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • Its on-board programming was designed to trace thermal receptors over the entire visible horizon, interrogating everything in sight and locking on any signature that fit its acquisition parameters.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Well, God’s not stupid; He sets parameters.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • A delicate balance had to be found in the telling, parameters established as to time and the general’s immediate contributions.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • At the bottom of the Depression, when wrenching need narrowed the parameters of experience as never before, the liberation offered by the racehorse was, to young men like Pollard and Woolf, a siren song.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Yes, Peter, I want you to change the testing parameters.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • This asset will be damaged if this data goes beyond the parameters of this investigation.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Let’s benchmark the parameters: Yes, I will die.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • The mission parameters don’t give a specific location to dump the RTG.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • "This method of orbital smelting is outside my experiential parameters," the ship replied.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I know you’ve been given the general parameters of the mission, but let me add a few details.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Whether it be the distance between bases or from the mound to home plate, limits and parameters are well-defined.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The Director had personally dictated the simulation’s parameters, and Max had no idea what they would be.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • As you recall, that corresponds with the parameters of your statement to me-’leaving first thing in the morning.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • As we mentioned before, the goal of the real-life sort is to see if you can sort real people and situations within certain parameters.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Analysis of all thirty parameters covered by this particular flight-data recorder seemed to confirm that the heading changes were either yawing of the craft or resulted in yawing.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • So I pushed my mind around inside the parameters she had laid down, and one of the things that came to me was Barthelme’s mention of the normal distribution curve with reference to dolphins.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • I remember how startled I was first time he answered a question with something extra, not limited to input parameters; I had spent next hour tossing odd questions at him, to see if answers would be odd.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • It’s called Eating and Drinking: Basic Parameters.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • It is more or less assumed in the scientific community (see, for instance, Bourke and Hannegan’s "A View Toward Isolation of the TK Gene with Specific Recommendations for Control Parameters" in Microbiology Annual, Berkeley: 1982) that when a testing procedure is established, all school-age children will undergo the test as routinely as they now undergo the TB s~n-patch.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • And the consequences of running afoul of these parameters, even by accident, are pretty severe.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A couple of years earlier, when InGen had hired Nedry to design the park control systems, one of the initial design parameters called for data records with 3 X 109 fields.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Tolerance parameter of 1/1,000 considered sufficient.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "We’re dealing with too many parameters," Dr. Chu said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I held my breath, waiting for him to lay down the parameters of this meeting.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Parameters for use of force?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • And were dealing with too many parameters and we need a smaller snake for the time being until we get this right.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • ob’ resets the linked parameters, namely the fence and the power.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It was true, too, that the distance between herself and Josie could be measured by the very parameters of her role as judge.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "Physical parameters will now be measured," the voice said.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "All the basic design parameters are the same," Steve said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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