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  • The show’s brand of humor is reminiscent of The Office.
  • Mrs. Livingston smiles at the inflections in Harriet’s voice, so reminiscent of Yetta’s accent, so clearly an imitation of Mr. and Mrs. Blanck.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • It was a clumsy effort, reminiscent of high school, and she recoiled before he could finish.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The heavy sweetness of the odor was reminiscent of the time I was stationed in Burma during the war, when some of my comrades would hang certain giant leaves to dry and then cut them up to smoke.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • At once poignant and reminiscent of Southern Sundays, it also unnerved me a little, since I had the firm impression that synagogues did not come equipped with belfries.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She smiles a pensive, reminiscent smile.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Her voice softened reminiscently.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Aye," he said, reminiscently viewing the grass stalk in his hand, "winter grass is tough, and it’s sour—not like this—but I didna pay it much mind.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The voice, while soft and sympathetic, was reminiscent to my ear of Hal the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • ’It was a good hanging,’ said Syme reminiscently.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • The Maycomb County courthouse was faintly reminiscent of Arlington in one respect: the concrete pillars supporting its south roof were too heavy for their light burden.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • But Hermione gave him a look so reminiscent of Professor McGonagall that he gave up.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Above ground the wild potato grows as a bushy herb, two feet tall, with stalks of delicate pink flowers reminiscent of miniature sweet-pea blossoms.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The crests had red and black stripes, reminiscent of a parrot or toucan.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Of these older people many wear clothing reminiscent in some detail of home—an embroidered waistcoat or stomacher, or a gaily colored handkerchief, or a coat with large cuffs and fancy buttons.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • There seemed to be a cavernous echo behind him, reminiscent of an airport.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The illness that swept them now was reminiscent of the one that had killed half their number two hundred years earlier.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • It was vaguely reminiscent of the space shuttle except that the top had been shaved off, leaving it perfectly flat.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He said, reminiscently: ’A while ago there used to be a dive down on the waterfront in Rigo.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The sauce for the leg was almost joltingly rich and earthy, powerfully reminiscent of the forest.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Doctor Gordon leaned back in his chair, staring into the air over my shoulder with a reminiscent smile.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Mr. Pontellier warmed up and grew reminiscent.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • "He’s looked that way ever since he had his smash-up; and that’s twenty-four years ago come next February," Harmon threw out between reminiscent pauses.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Unlike Notre Dame with its colorful frescoes, gilded altar-work, and warm wood, SaintSulpice was stark and cold, conveying an almost barren quality reminiscent of the ascetic cathedrals of Spain.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The interior of the bar had once been stylishly decorated, with pressed-tin walls and ceiling, reminiscent of an old speakeasy, and frosted art deco glass behind the bar.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • He said that Barre was on the road north, a stonecutter’s town where Italians years ago had come to work on the quarries, reminiscent of Blount, and it might be interesting to visit there.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • A queasiness of the stomach reminiscent of the early days of her pregnancy made the smoking yams on the breakfast table unendurable, even to the smell.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The hangman coughed-impatiently lifted his cowboy hat and settled it again, a gesture somehow reminiscent of a turkey buzzard huffing, then smoothing its neck feathers-and Hickock, nudged by an attendant, mounted the scaffold steps.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Before showing it to me he thumbs through it, contemplative, reminiscent; then, "Here," he says, laying it open on the desk in front of me.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Her grandfather kills his unfaithful wife and himself in a manner strongly reminiscent of Othello.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The style of the sculpture seemed reminiscent of the Anavyssos kouros in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, meaning that it seemed to fit with a particular time and place.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "Oh, that one had a great vogue during my time at Hogwarts," said Lupin reminiscently.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • This feeling was surcharged by listening to the sad tunes of the orchestra, reminiscent of the melancholy music played for acrobats in vaudeville.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He rubbed his nose reminiscently and his cheek gave a small tic, the way it had when he made his confession about getting the rubber wrong the first time.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Directly in front of the car, the Lincoln Memorial rose with rigid austerity, its orthogonal lines reminiscent of Athens’s ancient Parthenon.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • In school, everybody wore brown arm bands again, reminiscent of Miguel’s death, John Fabela’s and others’.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • It is all very reminiscent of Plato’s distinction between the concrete world of the senses and the immutable world of ideas.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • (Drinking coffee, reminiscent) Aya —people are meant to live two-by-two in this world.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • Living off beans, however, is reminiscent of a more slang culture, realistic, and a lower class, which is indicative of both the speaker in the song and the music that accompanies it.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Her lips broke into a reminiscent smile.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • A delicate pathos perfumed her disconnected remarks, giving them unexpected beauty, just as in the decaying autumn woods there sometimes rise odours reminiscent of spring.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • His beard and pince-nez were reminiscent of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, who lived in Paris at the same time and was only ten years younger.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It is, as Bruner and Joan Lucariello write in their commentary on the segment, a remarkable act of world making… she uses tonal emphasis, prolongation of key words, and a kind of "reenactment" reminiscent of the we-are-there cinema verite (with her friend Carl practically narrated through the door as he enters).
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • ’This was a bit too reminiscent of the ground I’d been forced to cover during my first (and hopefully only) therapy session a few weeks earlier, so instead of responding, I stepped inside.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Then he had lain by her side, and Kamala’s face had been close to him, and under her eyes and next to the corners of her mouth he had, as clearly as never before, read a fearful inscription, an inscription of small lines, of slight grooves, an inscription reminiscent of autumn and old age, just as Siddhartha himself, who was only in his forties, had already noticed, here and there, gray hairs among his black ones.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • To sane people she is not reminiscent of any work of art.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • His voice became soft and reminiscent, and with a sigh of contentment he launched into a long rambling talk, speaking as one lost in a dream.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • The effect is reminiscent of a nun’s habit in times past.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • And as he slowed to a stop before her, Nasuada noticed that a certain odor surrounded him: a salty musk reminiscent of dry juniper wood, oiled leather, and smoke.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • A painting by Allie—a flowering pond and garden scene reminiscent of Monet—hung on the wall above his rocking chair.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
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