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  • The postmark on Miss Peregrine’s letter was fifteen years old, but by all accounts she’d been blown into the stratosphere back in 1940.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I was cruising along, honking at jet planes to get out of my way, enjoying the smell of cold stratosphere, and bopping to my favorite jam: Alabama Shakes’ "Rise to the Sun."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It’s like he gets so tellement agite, so happy and flying that he is like an airplane going up and up into the stratosphere where the air is so thin that he can’t fly no more and the only way is down.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Not even that it was so cold out but fifty-three-degree water is enough to send you into hypothermia if you’re out there long enough, which unfortunately we were, and I mean to say Daddy, he was soaring, off in the stratosphere —"
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • On a tri-jet scooter designed for stratosphere work, a mere kid.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • That’s supposed to happen in the stratosphere—or is it the interplanetary space?—where one begins to float and there’s no law of gravity.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It’s one of the noisiest aircraft in the stratosphere, a big, echoing, steel cave specifically designed to carry heavy-duty freight-not sensitive, delicate, poetic conversationalists such as ourselves.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • We increase our speed, moving backward through the stratosphere.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • But there was never any sign of their presence, save an occasional vapour trail high against the blue of the stratosphere.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End

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  • …capable of sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved impossible that a more adaptable and differently…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I wanted to be winged and silver and unseen in the dizzying heights of the stratosphere, where I would drop from the safety of cumulus and prey on enemy fleets and cities whose surprised citizens would speak not a single word I could comprehend.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • ’Look on my works ye mighty and despair!’ Well, never mind about Ozymandias now being just trunkless legs; in his day the humble had to live in his shadow, and so do we live under shadow, with acts of faith in functioning of inventions, as up in the stratosphere, down in the subway, crossing bridges, going through tunnels, rising and falling in elevators where our safety is given in keeping.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Hunter stood at the counter, preparing what Sarah claimed was the best pizza in the stratosphere.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The odds of Boomer trusting him with any data on this are so long they reach through the stratosphere.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • And we flew right past the stem and it’s rushing and whooshing and talking, it’s pushing the cloud right up into the stratosphere.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • When they also learned that YaYa would be joining their ranks and that Zenuvian iron had been procured for arrows and pike tips, confidence spiraled up to the stratosphere.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • For the duration of this seizure, he would be in two places at once: in the real world of the Honda and in the Nationwide Air 747 as it found its way down from the serenity of the stratosphere, through an overcast night sky, into a meadow as unforgiving as iron.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • At less than a thousand kilometres an hour, falling slowly down from the empty heights of the stratosphere, the ship moved out to the great plains and to its second rendezvous with history.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The best in the stratosphere.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • From the lonely heights of the stratosphere, Karellen looked down upon the world and the people that had been given into his reluctant keeping.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • We shall turn you into gas and pour you into the stratosphere.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But I fucking hate that term, and hearing Mia pin it on me ups the level of my loathing to a new stratosphere.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
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