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  • It’s a difficult situation, but she accentuates the positive and does not get overwhelmed.
  • The black belt with the white dress accentuated her slim waist.
  • The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.
    Esther Dyson
  • She was wearing one of those scrappy tank tops that accentuated her tan, and all I could think was that she was the sexiest woman I’d ever seen.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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  • She wore a blue gingham dress, rimmed at throat and shoulders with a white edging that accentuated her tan.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Rule Number One: a pretty, petite girl should accentuate with makeup and good posture.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Sean was dressed in a plain white T-shirt that accentuated his strong-from-soccer chest and flat-from-good-genes stomach...
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Instead of the old brown cardigan I’d seen so many times, she was wearing a red V-neck sweater that somehow accentuated the color of her light blue eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • If the Augurs made my armor to accentuate my body’s power, they made Hel’s to accentuate her beauty.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • With shadows accentuating her every movement, Travis watched as Gabby crossed her arms, reaching for the hem of her shirt.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • The high, thin heels are made for accentuating legs while sitting cross-legged.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Her eyes are accentuated by the blue shirt peeking out where the jacket’s zipper ends.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • A hint of lace had been added at her cleavage, accentuating the fact that, at fourteen, Peony had already developed curves that Cinder couldn’t begin to hope for.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Nox’s dark brows rose, accentuating his gray eyes.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • But his narrow black trousers looked empty in the seat, and the Y of his suspenders accentuated the weary, burdened posture of an ordinary laboring man.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Instead, the pants just accentuate the frailty of his frame.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • The dry voice from the darkness concentrates on the formal properties of the compositions, the arrangement of cloth in folds to accentuate circularity, the rendering of textures, the uses of perspective in archways and in the tiles underfoot.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Hylla frowned, which accentuated the white scar across her brow.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Like most of the men, he had not bothered to shave while traveling, and a heavy growth of dark brown beard framed his mouth, accentuating the full lower lip.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I’d always thought that Danes were large and blonde, but Saffi was smallish and brunette, with a fairy-tale quality that was accentuated by her glittery stage makeup in the professional photo I’d seen.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Honey, I just think maybe you want to consider finding ways to . to not accentuate your neck, you know?
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Grinning accentuated all the new lines in her face.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The stereotypes almost always accentuated the positive.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Her short black skirt shows off her incredible legs, and her shirt is tight, accentuating her small but perky chichis.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • They all dressed the same way, pleated trousers, and tight shirts that accentuated their arms and chest.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • She was a slender, small-breasted girl, with an erect carriage, which she accentuated by throwing her body backward at the shoulders like a young cadet.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Her face was ghastly, with a pallor which was accentuated by the blood which smeared her lips and cheeks and chin.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • His figure inclined to embonpoint; his short limbs accentuated this inclination.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • To accentuate his widow’s peak and tame his cowlick, Samuel Heckler insisted on combing his hair straight back.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The star sapphire cast a rosy light on her, accentuating skin the same deep shade as Ajihad’s.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Although his female colleagues insisted the gray only accentuated his bookish appeal, Langdon knew better.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • This sudden and sometimes severely accentuated gravity resembled the disdain of a goddess.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Like him, she was wearing jeans, but the creamy blouse she wore accentuated the sun-browned tint of her skin.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • This feeling had been accentuated by the Ishmaelite life he had led from his puppyhood.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The sun streamed in from the windows behind him, and shadows lay over his face and accentuated the lines of his cheeks and jaw.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • What I found was a black man with a warm disposition and a booming voice, who bristled with energy and was constantly in motion, his hands swooping like birds in flight to accentuate his points.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The fact is that we had absolutely incompatible dispositions and habits of thought and action, and our danger and isolation only accentuated the incompatibility.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The sentence—the dread sentence of death—was the last of distinct accentuation which reached my ears.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • As the air currents buffeted her body, her clothes clung, accentuating her slender torso and small breasts.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Well, it was wrong in the first place and such things accentuate disaster as a snowball rolls up wet snow.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • It was a sonorous, harmonious, flexible dialect whose vowels seemed to undergo a highly varied accentuation.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • She had a cloud of curly dark hair which was so sternly repressed beneath its net that no vagrant tendrils escaped, and this dark mass, with its long widow’s peak, accentuated the heart shape of her face.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The thick mustache with twisted ends accentuated the sharp angles of his cheekbones.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Perhaps he wants to accentuate the comic or ironic incongruity between the brevity of the sexual act and its consequences.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She was looking exceptionally pretty, her black hair held by a shamrock-green band and a tight Basque blouse that accentuated her firm, up thrust breasts.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • But having once made up his mind he went on in his shrill voice, without timidity—or hesitation, accentuating here and there a word.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The crypt’s low ceiling and soft uplighting accentuated the robust girth of the forty Doric columns required to support the vast stone floor directly overhead.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Her face reddened, accentuating the acne, the pimples and small scabs.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Like the night before, tonight she was wearing a sundress that accentuated her figure.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • My next girlfriend was Marina, a girl from Lomas who had one of the highest, peroxided teases on her head with blonde streaks that accentuated her dark face.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
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