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  • This I quickly was: my best dress (the silver-grey one, purchased for Miss Temple's wedding, and never worn since) was soon put on; my hair was soon smoothed; my sole ornament, the pearl brooch, soon assumed.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre  (not reviewed by editor)
  • I see the long river-stripes of the earth, I see the Amazon and the Paraguay, I see the four great rivers of China, the Amour, the Yellow River, the Yiang-tse, and the Pearl, I see where the Seine flows, and where the Danube, the Loire, the Rhone, and the Guadalquiver flow, I see the windings of the Volga, the Dnieper, the Oder, I see the Tuscan going down the Arno, and the Venetian along the Po, I see the Greek seaman sailing out of Egina bay.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Sir Leicester glancing, with magnificent displeasure, at the rouge and the pearl necklace.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The pearl necklace and bracelets which I inherited from mama, have been disposed of for less than half their value; and the set of coral, which was the wedding gift of my papa, has been actually thrown away for nothing.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield  (not reviewed by editor)

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  • Cocles went away perfectly happy, for this eulogium of M. Morrel, himself the pearl of the honest men of Marseilles, flattered him more than a present of fifty crowns.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo  (not reviewed by editor)
  • A sea-monster had been enamoured of the pearl that the diver brought to King Perozes, and had slain the thief, and mourned for seven moons over its loss.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray  (not reviewed by editor)
  • A sea-monster had been enamoured of the pearl that the diver brought to King Perozes, and had slain the thief, and mourned for seven moons over his loss.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The steam-yacht, built in the Clyde, and fitted with tiled bath-rooms and other unheard-of luxuries, was said to have cost him half a million; and the pearl necklace which he had presented to his wife on his return was as magnificent as such expiatory offerings are apt to be.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence  (not reviewed by editor)
  • If Anne had tumbled off the roof on the side up which she had ascended Diana would probably have fallen heir to the pearl bead ring then and there.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables  (not reviewed by editor)
  • While she wondered at the pearl texture of his ear she exulted, "I feel like an old woman, with a skin like sandpaper, beside him, and I'm glad of it!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street  (not reviewed by editor)

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  • What has become of Miss Cunegonde, the pearl of girls, and nature's masterpiece?"
    Voltaire  --  Candide  (not reviewed by editor)
  • "Say rather," retorted the cardinal, with a smile, "~Porcos ante Margaritam~, swine before the pearl."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame  (not reviewed by editor)
  • They looked very well in their simple suits, Meg's in silvery drab, with a blue velvet snood, lace frills, and the pearl pin.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Her head was bent upon her shoulder, and the pearl tips of her white teeth were seen between her lips.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary  (not reviewed by editor)
  • And because the need was great and the desire was great, the little secret melody of the pearl that might be was stronger this morning.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl  (not reviewed by editor)
  • "—"Well," replied Monseigneur Welcome, without contesting the point, "if it is nonsense, the soul should shut itself up in it, as the pearl in the oyster."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Same street as the Pearl Continental Hotel.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns  (not reviewed by editor)
  • That woman, you whisper discreetly, with the pearl pagodas hanging from her ears, was the pure flame who lit the life of one of our statesmen; now since his death she sees ghosts, tells fortunes, and has adopted a coffee-coloured youth whom she calls the Messiah.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves  (not reviewed by editor)
  • When I woke to the pearl gray morning, my mood was blissful.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The public and shameless sale of beautiful mulatto and quadroon girls has acquired a notoriety, from the incidents following the capture of the Pearl.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom`s Cabin  (not reviewed by editor)
  • I never heard of it," I said, putting one hand in my pocket and finding the pearl-handled grip of Dad's automatic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The pale boy in the pearl gray suit could have been Jane's twin.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The pearl-white cloud looming large before them, Saphira twisted to the left and then, while Thorn was struggling to turn, plunged into the heart of the cloud.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Just as the skeletons opened fire, the pearl fragments at my feet exploded with a burst of green light and a gust of fresh sea wind.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief  (not reviewed by editor)
  • He saw the pearl cliffs over which the water poured.
    Ted Dekker  --  The Circle Trilogy - Book 1  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The gateway to the industrial heartland of Southern China runs up through the wide, verdant swath of the Pearl River Delta.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Now it`s a pursuit, and Carroll and McMellon are not experienced officers like the officer who watched the pearl-handled revolver rise toward him.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The photos would go back into her drawer where they had been before, beneath her socks and next to the pearl earrings her grandmother had given her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle  (not reviewed by editor)
  • "Within the pearl, that now encloseth us, Shines Romeo's light, whose goodly deed and fair Met ill acceptance.
    Dante Alighieri  --  The Divine Comedy  (not reviewed by editor)
  • How would the pearl-chain suit my hair?
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The pearl light fell coolly upon the fruity architecture, on the pyramided masonry of spit-bright wine-saps, the thin sharp yellow of the Florida oranges, the purple Tokays, sawdust-bedded.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel  (not reviewed by editor)
  • I believe the average time underwater that these fishermen can tolerate is thirty seconds, during which they hastily stuff their little nets with all the pearl oysters they can tear loose.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The ceiling was a vast expanse of glass with a series of dramatic light fixtures that threw a muted glow across the pearl-colored interior finishes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol  (not reviewed by editor)
  • "Their papa was drowned in the Pearl River," said Virgil.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Seriously, then, you want that portrait—the golden hair, the purple satin, the pearl necklace, the two magnificent arms?
    Henry James  --  The American  (not reviewed by editor)
  • I believe there is not now and never will be an authority who can tell me how to interpret, how to read, how to find the pearl of literary meaning in all cases.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe  (not reviewed by editor)
  • And a man named Al Rich sends this: Steve, I'm the CEO of the Pearl River Piano Group America, Ltd.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist  (not reviewed by editor)
  • The point that crushed most was that the FBI had supplied a dossier of evidence identifying the lynchers, and the Pearl River County Grand Jury had decided not to look inside it.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me  (not reviewed by editor)
  • What counted was that Lorena, looking prettily flushed, was sitting at a table with Jake Spoon, the coffee-eyed stranger with the pearl-handled pistol.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove  (not reviewed by editor)
  • He decks me out in the shoes and the pearl jewelry and the veil.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire  (not reviewed by editor)
  • A silver parachute that holds a spile for tapping trees, and the pearl Peeta gave me a few hours before I blew out the force field.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay  (not reviewed by editor)
  • It contained the pearl studs that Katie had given him for a wedding present.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  (not reviewed by editor)
  • He arched his neck beautifully to do this, and the pearl horn pointed to the ground at her feet, and he scratched in the heather with his silver hoof to make a salute.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King  (not reviewed by editor)
  • From the beginning, I felt it, snug inside my heart, the pearl of great price.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies  (not reviewed by editor)
  • They stray to the lower stories, making love on countless pieces of furniture, on the floor, on the island in the kitchen, once even on the pearl gray sheets of Gerald and Lydia's bed.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Poor vain and vulnerable Lola with the pearl-studded choker and the rosewater scent, who longed to throw off the last restraints of childhood, who saved herself from humiliation by falling in love, or persuading herself she had, and who could not believe her luck when Briony insisted on doing the talking and blaming.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Off to the right rose the hills of the Jebel, the pearl-gray veil resting upon them changing momentarily into a purple which the sun would make matchless a little later.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Somewhere along the line I knew there'd be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life  (not reviewed by editor)
  • Apsarases (nymphs) appeared, Laksmi, the goddess of fortune, the milk-white horse named Ucchaitigravas, "Neighing Aloud," the pearl of gems, Kaustubha, and other objects to the number of thirteen.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces  (not reviewed by editor)
  • IX -- Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  --  The Song Of Hiawatha  (not reviewed by editor)
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