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  • It is not alone that forlornly lovely, nostalgic landscape which creates the frequent likeness—the quagmiry but haunting monochrome of the Narew River swampland, for example, with its look and feel of a murky savanna village of Galicia, where by only the smallest eyewink of the imagination one might see whisked to a lonesome crossroads hamlet in Arkansas these ramshackle, weather-bleached little houses, crookedly carpentered, set upon shrubless plots of clay where scrawny chickens fuss…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • You know, Savanna’s group isn’t even wearing costumes this year.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Why did this character die on a mountaintop, that one on the savanna?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The volleyball courts and Softball diamonds near the Washington Monument are a parched savanna, and paddle boats are docked, lifelessly, on the glassy tidal basin.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • From there she had looked down on all the people in the square, and had floated on and on over the globe that was her home, over the North Sea and Europe, down over the Sahara and across the African savanna.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Then, nearer, the estate’s open parkland, which today had a dry and savage look, roasting like a savanna, where isolated trees threw harsh stumpy shadows and the long grass was already stalked by the leonine yellow of high summer.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • But the clearing has turned into savanna.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • At the crest of a small hill they stopped to look down on savanna that stretched to the horizon.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • She smelled his rotting leg in Africa, where it would be blown off his body on a moonless savanna night.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The country of the Zande is savanna mixed with riverine forest, beautiful country, where acacia trees cluster along the banks of seasonal rivers.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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  • To Tim, to Savanna*, even to me.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • …locust, chestnut, hickory, cottonwood, orange, magnolia, Tangles as tangled in him as any canebrake or swamp, He likening sides and peaks of mountains, forests coated with northern transparent ice, Off him pasturage sweet and natural as savanna, upland, prairie, Through him flights, whirls, screams, answering those of the fish-hawk, mocking-bird, night-heron, and eagle, His spirit surrounding his country’s spirit, unclosed to good and evil, Surrounding the essences of real things,…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • I was really excited because I got an invitation to Savanna’s Halloween party.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Savanna is probably the most popular girl in the school.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Savanna also made sure to tell me not to wear a costume.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • But even that was a no-no for Savanna’s party.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • The only negative about my going to Savanna’s party was that now I wouldn’t be able to go to the parade and the unicorn costume would he wasted.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Anyway, the first thing that happened when I got to her party was that Savanna greeted me at the door and asked: "Where’s your boyfriend, Summer?"
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • There were about fifteen kids there: all of them were popular kids from either Savanna’s group or Julian’s group.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I mean, I knew about Savanna and Henry, but Ximena and Miles?
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Anyway, about five minutes after I got there, Henry and Savanna were standing next to me, literally hovering over me.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • "So you have to choose who you want to hang out with," Savanna said.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Miles and Amos, Julian and Henry, Savanna and ….
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Except Savanna’s group, because they’re going out with Julian’s group.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • The next day at school I told Savanna I had eaten some really bad Halloween candy and gotten sick, which is why I went home early from her party, and she believed me.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • The savanna grass ripples on the plains, and the only sound in the air is the sound of African doves calling from acacia trees, a pulse that goes on through the heat of the day and never slows and never ends.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • When I told Savanna I got her invitation and would be going to her party, she was really nice to me, though she made sure to tell me that she didn’t invite a lot of people, so I shouldn’t go around bragging to anyone that I got invited.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • The road descends into the Rift, cutting across wrinkled knees of bluffs, until it hits bottom and unravels on a savanna dotted with acacia trees.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Many of them come from the tattered edges of tropical rain forest, or they come from tropical savanna that is being settled rapidly by people.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Except for Savanna’s group, the girls were neutral at first.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • And the next thing I knew, the two Maxes had come over, and Henry and Miles, and Savanna.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Amos, Miles, and Henry brought me and Jack over to where we’d been sitting before, with Summer and Maya and Reid, and then they went and sat where they had been sitting before, with Ximena and Savanna and their group.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • "You know, Summer," said Savanna, "you would be a lot more popular if you didn’t hang out with him so much.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
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