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One is conscious of something hideous, as though one’s soul were becoming amalgamated with the darkness.
Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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  • One is conscious of something hideous, as though one’s soul were becoming amalgamated with the darkness.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The mistress used to be kept in a minor house or apartment of her own, and now they’ve amalgamated things.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • But the three zones mingle and amalgamate along the edges, like the colors in the solar spectrum.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Anyone who likes amalgamating is welcome to it, but it sickens me.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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  • The truth of the matter was that Melanie had diplomatically managed to amalgamate the Lady Harpists, the Gentlemen’s Glee Club and the Young Ladies Mandolin and Guitar Society with the Saturday Night Musical Circle, so that now Atlanta had music worth listening to.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The housesteward of the amalgamated cats’ and dogs’ home was in attendance to convey these vessels when replenished to that beneficent institution.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It’d been amalgamated with neighboring farms— that’d happened before, too, but afterward they’d reduced it to its former condition.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Homer continues the cultural work of amalgamating a profusion of myths into a harmony, but the endless interconnections between stories make it hard to snip the threads and say a story starts (or, indeed, ends) at a definite point.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • These scattered fragments of humanity had never shown any desire to be amalgamated with the social structure.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The facility with which even the most timid women sometimes acquire a relish for the dreadful when that is amalgamated with a little triumph, is marvellous.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd

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  • Even the character and accent of the two peoples had shades of difference, despite the amalgamating effects of a roundabout railway; so that, though less than twenty miles from the place of her sojourn at Trantridge, her native village had seemed a far-away spot.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • And so saying, quite unconscious of his heinous offence, he amalgamated into one common heap those portions of a Dotheboys Hall card of terms, which represented his own counters, and those allotted to Miss Price, respectively.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The result was apt to be an irreducible combination of persons having no other quality in common than their abstinence from bridge, and the antagonisms developed in a group lacking the one taste which might have amalgamated them, were in this case aggravated by bad weather, and by the ill-concealed boredom of their host and hostess.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Moreover, where Odette’s affection might seem ever so little abrupt and disappointing, the little phrase would come to supplement it, to amalgamate with it its own mysterious essence.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • He could not tear his eyes from these rays of light; he got the idea that these rays were his new nature, and that in three minutes he would become one of them, amalgamated somehow with them.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Thus until the independence of townships is amalgamated with the manners of a people it is easily destroyed, and it is only after a long existence in the laws that it can be thus amalgamated.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Evil Duke Angelo, meanwhile, is scheming to amalgamate the duchies of Squamuglia and Faggio, by marrying off the only royal female available, his sister Francesca, to Pasquale the Faggian usurper.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • While amalgamated Jackson church choirs sang "Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling" and "Just as I Am," Gypsy Smith called, and being saved—standing up and coming forward—swept Jackson like an epidemic.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • They therefore content themselves with inquiring whether the personal advantage of each member of the community does not consist in working for the good of all; and when they have hit upon some point on which private interest and public interest meet and amalgamate, they are eager to bring it into notice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • But, as the original distinctions between these nations were marked by a difference in language, as well as by repeated and bloody wars, they were never known to amalgamate, until after the power and inroads of the whites had reduced some of the tribes to a state of dependence that rendered not only their political, but, considering the wants and habits of a savage, their animal existence also, extremely precarious.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • He grew up in the Amalgamated Clothing Workers union housing across from Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • We are quite definitely here as representatives of the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, Sages, Luminaries and Other Thinking Persons, and we want this machine off, and we want it off now!
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Amalgamated Switch and Signal Company had suddenly given notice that they would not complete her order.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "That’s true; but when it ceased to exist, the Weekly Review was amalgamated with the Periodical, and so your article appeared two months ago in the latter.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • I’m representing the New York Amalgamated Short Snap Biscuit Cracker and Frazzled Wheat Company.
    O. Henry  --  A Retrieved Reformation
  • Even his railways and banks have /servants/; the chief trades-union of the English railroad men is the Amalgamated Society of Railway /Servants/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • They signed a generous union contract with the Amalgamated Butcher Workmen, granting benefits like seniority rights and pay bonuses for work on the late shift.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The same craving also came upon the secretary of a famous author, a judge of domestic relations, a job analyst screening applicants for the United Hotel Association, an industrial designer, an efficiency engineer, the Chairman of Amalgamated Union’s Grievance Committee, Titan’s Superintendent of Cybernetics, a Secretary of Political Psychology, two Cabinet members, five Parliamentary Leaders, and scores of other Esper clients of Spaceland at work and at play.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Mr. Mowen, of the Amalgamated Switch and Signal Company across the street, stood by, watching.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Oh, that was some quicky corporation called Amalgamated Service, Inc.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It was called Amalgamated Service, wasn’t it?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • You were not the president of the Twentieth Century Motor Company, were you? I believe you headed a corporation called Amalgamated Service?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • So I got a few friends together and we formed the Amalgamated Service Corporation and we scraped up a little money.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Thus until the independence of townships is amalgamated with the manners of a people it is easily destroyed, and it is only after a long existence in the laws that it can be thus amalgamated.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • What they meant to her was hour upon hour of speaking quietly, evenly, patiently, trying to hit the center less target that was the person of Mr. Mowen, president of the Amalgamated Switch and Signal Company, Inc., of Connecticut.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But amalgamating Napoleon with her is not diminishing her.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And moreover, when both are sincere and good, no men so penetrate each other, and so amalgamate with each other, as an old priest and an old soldier.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • First, the vibration of each bell mounts straight upwards, pure and, so to speak, isolated from the others, into the splendid morning sky; then, little by little, as they swell they melt together, mingle, are lost in each other, and amalgamate in a magnificent concert.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Fred Kinnan, head of the Amalgamated Labor of America, stopped pacing the office, sat down on the window sill and crossed his arms.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • To terminate this duel, to amalgamate the pure idea with the humane reality, to cause right to penetrate pacifically into the fact and the fact into right, that is the task of sages.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • English trains are now /telescoped/ and carry /dead-heads/, and in 1913 a rival to the Amalgamated Order of Railway /Servants/ was organized under the name of the National Union of /Railway Men/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The right of association was imported from England, and it has always existed in America; so that the exercise of this privilege is now amalgamated with the manners and customs of the people.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The profession of the law is the only aristocratic element which can be amalgamated without violence with the natural elements of democracy, and which can be advantageously and permanently combined with them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It was the post of secretary of the committee of the amalgamated agency of the southern railways, and of certain banking companies.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Materialism is, amongst all nations, a dangerous disease of the human mind; but it is more especially to be dreaded amongst a democratic people, because it readily amalgamates with that vice which is most familiar to the heart under such circumstances.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • It is black in misfortune, it is blacker still in crime; these two blacknesses amalgamated, compose slang.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The grandfather, haughty, with head held high, amalgamating more than ever in his toilet and his manners all the elegances of the epoch of Barras, escorted Cosette.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Claquesous had nowhere left any trace of his disappearance; he would seem to have amalgamated himself with the invisible.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And, as we have seen, it has steadily amalgamated French and Spanish articles with their nouns, thus achieving such forms as /Duchesne/, /Eldorado/, /Deleon/ and /Laharpe/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In the Eastern States the instruction and practical education of the people have been most perfected, and religion has been most thoroughly amalgamated with liberty.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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