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An arcane and confusing section of the bill will cripple startups in our industry.
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  • An arcane and confusing section of the bill will cripple startups in our industry.
  • You can keep more of your money if you understand a few arcane Internal Revenue Service regulations.
  • the arcane science of dowsing
  • Besides, ’nor’ is arcane."
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • It may help that I decided to not make this year’s treasure hunt an excruciating forced march through my arcane personal memories.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I like this one: their arcane trek.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • And in the middle of the circle of children, like the object of some arcane ritual, there hovered a bomb, its downward-facing tip seemingly balanced on Adam’s outstretched finger.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I had foolishly discouraged McMillian’s family from attending the oral argument because I knew that the issues were fairly arcane and that there would be very little discussion of the facts.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Kvothe the Arcane and Kvothe Kingkiller are two very different men.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Just because of some arcane class-based regulation in a rule book?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • Perhaps that was an arcane ward against evil spirits.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • There is some arcane quality about his sketches; some way he makes you see past the face itself and into it.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Sophie loses track of much of the arcane detail, meanwhile regarding Durrfeld once more from a point of view that is singularly female: he is attractive, she thinks, then in a dampness of mild shame banishes the thought.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Just throwing it out there, you know, as a supposedly arcane fact.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Cops doled out traffic tickets to drivers for violations that seemed impossibly arcane to many newcomers.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He taught me everything—weapons training, demonology, arcane lore, ancient languages.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Not archaic, just arcane.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Within the ranks of his arcane field, an advanced technology called synthetic aperture radar, or SAR, he is an eminence.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He moved past her to the wall, already murmuring in Latin; the familiar outline of a Portal, its arcane door shape outlined with glittering symbols, began to take form.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He was a Shadowhunter, a member of the arcane world’s secret police force.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Beyond the prelature’s adherence to the arcane ritual of corporal mortification, their views on women were medieval at best.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • But first he will try to discover the extent of her arcane knowledge.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He quickly found the more arcane sites: alien abduction, UFO sightings and the supernatural.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • To simulate gravity, feign grief and pretend supernatural intelligence of the hereafter in so fearsome and arcane a circumstance as death seemed the most criminal of offenses.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I must attend to certain matters, but while I am gone you would do well to think on who you would rather serve: a Rider who betrayed your own order or a fellow man like me, though one skilled in arcane arts.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • She might take one casual glance in here and immediately realize in some arcane way what had happened.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • When the elves retreated into Du Weldenvarden after the fall of the Riders, they placed wards around the forest that prevent any thought, item, or being from entering it through arcane means, though not from exiting it, if I understood Arya’s explanation.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Tom Gau, the quintessential Salesman, takes the very arcane field of tax law and retirement planning and repackages it in terms that make emotional sense to his clients.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The appointment made one ineligible as a candidate during the election, and it also required one spend many days prior to conclave poring over the pages of the Universi Dominici Gregis reviewing the subtleties of conclave’s arcane rituals to ensure the election was properly administered.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Your other protection is human, and therefore fallible, whatever her arcane powers may be.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The floor was as smooth as if it had been polished, alternating here and there with arcane patterns of gleaming inlaid stone.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Peter and I talk about some pretty arcane things, but believe me, I’d tell him to get his head examined if he ever told me there was an ancient portal hidden anywhere at all.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • For the most arcane of reasons: If you are in a submarine at the bottom of the ocean, quietly snooping in enemy waters, and one of your sailors starts suffering from chest pain, you really want to know whether you need to surface (and give away your position) in order to rush him to a hospital or whether you can stay underwater and just send him to his bunk with a couple of Rolaids.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He was probably groping for a word that was arcane and multisyllabic, one of those crossword items that could be confirmed only in the Oxford English Dictionary.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Sol set aside the book he was working on-an analysis of Kierkegaard’s theories of ethics as compromise morality as applied to the legal machinery of the Hegemony-and concentrated on collecting arcane data on time, on Hyperion, and on the story of Abraham.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Your rituals are arcane, and there remain many with which I am not entirely familiar.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • You are surrounded by your own romantic aura, you lie cheek and jowl daily with the arcane.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • All Jessica had wanted was some help with trigonometry, not a course in the arcane ways of Bixby, Oklahoma.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Of warmth and growth they sang, of muscle and sinew and pulsing blood they sang, and of other, more arcane subjects.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • * There’s an arcane dispute waiting for anyone who wants to have one about the meaning of the phrase "West Coast offense."
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Max’s roommate was on the lower level of the large, domed observatory, the top of his blond head just visible amid piled books, beakers, and arcane contraptions.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • During this time the streetcar traveled a kilometer or two and was forced to slow down behind a huge truck that was hauling an arcane piece of electrical equipment almost as big as a house.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • "Well, they’ve got Carl Hubbell, who’s the best pitcher in the League, and if Mel Ott hits .35o, and if …." And on and on I went in a happy torrent of arcane baseball speculation.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • All the nuns at the convent wore plain blouses and skirts except for Sister Edgar, who had permission from the motherhouse to fit herself out in the old things with the arcane names, the wimple, cincture and guimpe.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • We say this, because we consider it our duty to shame irresponsible sorts who asserted that Dr. Krokowski had turned to arcane subjects in the hope of rescuing his lectures from what he feared was unmitigated monotony.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • There were also the Masters of Arcane Knowledge.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • "I mean, having the confidence to study something so…arcane when so many qualified young people can’t even find jobs in today’s market.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • With his master gone, he, Akar Kessell, would be rightfully awarded his own meditation chamber and alchemy lab in the Hosttower of the Arcane in Luskan.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • I have been called Kvothe the Bloodless, Kvothe the Arcane, and Kvothe Kingkiller.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I am thy link to power arcane.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
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