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  • They have the nucleus of a good team.
  • Most of the mass of an atom is in its nucleus.
  • The DNA resides in the nucleus.
  • She is studying the impact of nuclear and extended family on self-image.

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  • The quake and wave had damaged a nuclear power station in a place called Fukushima, about forty miles up the coast from Shogahama.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
  • He tried to poke it out with his fingers, but his shivering frame made him poke too far, and he disrupted the nucleus of the little fire, the burning grasses and tiny twigs separating and scattering.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • We’ll be able to create living creatures with chemicals and electricity and nuclear power.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • I make it through the first two weeks of school without a nuclear meltdown.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • I fought to keep my mouth shut because if I said what I wanted to say, the nuclear fallout would kill everything for hundreds of miles.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Otherwise they’ll overrun the universe like cockroaches, protected from nuclear attack by an armor of Tiffany jewelry and shiny lip-gloss shells.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • Looks like a nuclear holocaust out here.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "The only reason he’s being so nice to the two of you is because he believes in the sanctity of the nuclear family."
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • He was turning pink, flushed, a nuclear sunburn.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Mark closed his eyes, tried to tamp down the rage that was building inside him like a nuclear reaction.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • And for sure if Bryn caught me with an article about Mia there’d be explosions of the nuclear variety.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Maisie would go nuclear.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • "I’m building a nuclear device to take out the mothership."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The Americans had already suspended most aid the year before when we conducted nuclear tests, but now almost everyone boycotted us.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I was blind, nuclear mad.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • This was a knee-melting, gut-twisting, vein-tingling, nuclear meltdown compared to other kisses I’d had.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • As nuclear and biological war threatened to destroy Earth, space had been the only option for those lucky enough to survive the first stages of the Cataclysm.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Not to mention the countless natural resources that had been destroyed through nuclear and chemical warfare.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • It’s like a strange, nuclear landscape.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • For example, I was terrified of car accidents, death, cancer, brain tumors, nuclear war, pregnant women, loud noises, strict teachers, elevators, and scads of other things.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • "I don’t care if you’re doing nuclear physics, you’re not doing it in my yard.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • MASTER NUCLEAR WEAPONS, SCARE THE AMERICAN BARBARIANS, the slogan said.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Robert Puller had been a fast-track major in the Air Force who had helped oversee the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I have a feeling a nuclear bomb couldn’t kill his reputation at this point, much less a week without my attention, but I appreciate him giving me the credit.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Others stayed with us a day or a week, but these seven remained, the nucleus of our happy household.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • —though confirmation has been slow to come out of the city, we believe these explosions were not nuclear or biological in nature, and were concentrated around midtown, where President Gray was rumored to be in hiding after the most recent attempt on his life.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Some were modern, about war and injustice and oppression and nuclear destruction.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • It was a Polish structure: the barracks and buildings of Auschwitz made up the homely nucleus of a former cavalry installation when it was appropriated by the Germans.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The diagram of the atom has a nucleus, with electrons circling it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Her eyes were blue like Jason’s, but they gleamed with fractured light, like she’d just come out of a bunker after a nuclear war—hungrily searching for familiar details in a changed world.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The most gifted among them, who might possibly become nuclei of discontent, are simply marked down by the Thought Police and eliminated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • That was the nucleus.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Strip it of all its ornament, run it down to the root and nucleus of the whole, and what is it?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The reason is that mammalian red cells have no nuclei, and thus no DNA in their red cells.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • A single gram of antimatter contains the energy of a 20-kiloton nuclear bomb-the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • To provide a dramatic frame, I collapsed events into a single time and place, a car circling a lake on a quiet afternoon in midsummer, using the lake as a nucleus around which the story would orbit.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The rays simply destroyed body cells — caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Red and raw like my brain, unable to shut down, thoughts crashing like electrons orbiting a nucleus of dueling emotions.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • But they don’t never explain more than just sayin, Yeah, your mother was on the moon, she been in nuclear bombs and made that polio vaccine.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But one phrase stuck in my memory and served as the nucleus about which I grouped my subsequent inferences: "Guess he’s been in Starkfield too many winters."
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Might it not, in the tedious lapse of official life that lay before me, finally be with me as it was with this venerable friend—to make the dinner-hour the nucleus of the day, and to spend the rest of it, as an old dog spends it, asleep in the sunshine or in the shade?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • With effervescent agility the chaplain ran through the whole gamut of orthodox immoralities, while Nately sat up in bed with flushed elation, astounded by the mad gang of companions of which he found himself the nucleus.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • If you were honest and your heart was pure, then this blessing may cause less evil than I fear, though it will still be the nucleus of more pain than either of us could wish.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • There it sat, perfect as a fresh-laid egg on the dead sea bottom, the only nucleus of light and warmth in hundreds of miles of lonely wasteland.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • It was as if Atlanta society, scattered and wrecked by war, depleted by death, bewildered by change, had found in her an unyielding nucleus about which it could re-form.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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